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KIKO Street Fashion Eyeshadow Palette in Addictive Song

I recently discovered that KIKO Make up Milano ships all around Europe AND has released a limited edition called Boulevard Rock. Gorgeous edgy looks but very wearable at the same time!
As KIKO puts it: “ Inspired by the glamour of rock music, the vibe of the London gig scene and the intense colours that bring it to life. Under the bright spotlights is a sophisticated beauty powered by its urban soul.”

The whole collection comes in gorgeous packaging and their Street Fashion Eyeshadow Palette is no exception. Both the box and the palette are simply stunning!

Now let’s go to the eyeshadows: the palette 02 Addictive Song comes with 5 very pigmented, buttery and blendable shades, 2 shimmery and 3 matte.

Swatches in natural light

The first is a lightly shimmery cream shade that is perfect as an inner corner highlight, but I find it too much for under the browbone. Then you have a nice matte orange-brown crease colour to pair with the peach-pink matte over the lid.
I had already fallen in love with KIKO’s burgundy with their Colour Impact Palette (review here) and here it is again, together with a dark brow with a slight golden shimmer, as the dark shades in this palette.

I wore these eyeshadows in a wearable day time look for a sunday out, but you can definitely get a nice smokey eye as well!

Overall I love this palette and will definitely use it for everyday looks as well as for going out!

You can find it in KIKO stores or online here for 14.90 euros.

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Black Friday 2018 & Cyber Monday 2018 Beauty discounts, sales and deals

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Black Friday is the day after the American holiday Thanksgiving and the kickstart of Christmas shopping. Therefore most American shops offer on Black Friday (23/11, day after Thanksgiving) and Cyber Monday (26/11, Monday after Thanksgiving) great deals and discounts. In this globalized world, these days have been adopted by European brands as well to push consumers to start holiday shopping.

This year’s Black Friday 2018 sales already started with a bang, with BeautyBay having 30% off most of their stock. I personally already spent all my money on that sale but nevertheless, let’s see what the new Black Friday sales are. I would recommend you take this week to make a plan, a wishlist, a budget and stick to it. I am horrible at it but I can always recommend this strategy right?

In this post I will try to bring you discounts and codes valid for this occasion in the most used beauty-related webshops. For my European readers, I will signal the American website for which you might be charged customs costs. I would personally not suggest you make big purchases (above ~27$) unless you’re prepared to pay around 40% of your purchase extra. In most European countries custom charges are due for orders outside the EU for a value higher than 22€. This excludes shipping costs, but be careful that some brands will put the price without discount as value (Colourpop, Makeup Geek have done this to me), so you might be charged custom fees regardless. These are around 13€ of administrative costs + 21% VAT. You can check for and indication at invoercalculator.nl.

I will keep updating this list as much as I can leading up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday so keep an eye out for new brands and websites!

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Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2017: Beauty deals, sales and codes

black friday 2018 beauty deals


Black Friday is the day after the American holiday Thanksgiving and the kickstart of Christmas shopping. Therefore most American shops offer on Black Friday (24/11, day after Thanksgiving) and Cyber Monday (27/11, Monday after Thanksgiving) great deals and discounts. In this globalized world, these days have been adopted by European brands as well to push consumers to start holiday shopping.

I thought of skipping this post this year, with so many deals already going on, but since I love sales here we go. I will try to bring you discounts and codes valid for this occasion in the most used beauty-related webshops. For my European readers, I will signal the American website for which you might be charged customs costs. I would personally not suggest you make big purchases (above ~24$) unless you’re prepared to pay around 40% of your purchase extra.

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January Beauty Favorites and Fails 2017

january beauty favorites 2017


First twelfth of the year is over and here we are again for the January beauty favorites. I must say January has been great so far from the blog side of things and I’ve been feeling very motivated to write and film and put out more content. I am still figuring out a good schedule for videos and blog posts as well as understanding how I should go about posting videos on the blog or not. But blabbing aside, let’s get into these beauty favorites!

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2016 makeup favorites part 2: EYES and LIPS

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Here we are for Part 2 of my 2016 makeup favorites. In Part 1 I told you all about my favorite products for the base and the face so now let’s take a look to eyes and lips. As I mentioned before, on the Youtube channel I split my favorites between Italian and other makeup, but on the blog I divided it by product type. So lets take a look at my favorite eye and lip makeup.

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My favorite Gold makeup products – Color Crush collab with Like a Candy Shop

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Gold Gold Gold! I’ve had this post in mind for a long time, since a friend asked a comparison between different gold eyeshadows I had. I took pictures and they all sat in my laptop until I came across this video by the gorgeous Elsa of Like a Candy Shop. She shared all of her favorite peach-colored makeup and it pushed me to take out the idea from the drawer. Well good news is that instead of only my favorite gold makeup products, Elsa has agreed to collaborate and share her favorites as well. 

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Nabla Goldust collection review and swatches

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I haven’t been this excited by a makeup collection in a while. The new Nabla Goldust collection has made my heart beat a bit faster since the press release at the end of November. A collection inspired by the Golden Age, or Belle Epoque, those years of art, music and parties just before the First World War. Think of Paris at night, reflections of gold and copper, flowing chiffon dresses and the art of Klimt. Well all of this excites me a lot when combined with new formulations of eyeshadows and a new finish for lipsticks. After stalking this collection on the blogosphere thanks to the work of colleague bloggers (Marta from Caffelatte for Breakfast, Elsa from Like a Candyshop, Stefania from Nude Powder, Chia of La Vie en Cosmetique, just to name a few), I decided to pick up a selection of products that I knew I would get a lot of use from and would give me an idea of the novelties introduced with the Nabla Goldust collection.

After spending some time playing with the products and off the record, I think I can safely report here my opinions and experiences on the Nabla Goldust collection.

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Nabla Goldust Collection look 3 – Klimt gold

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We are talking Nabla Cosmetics Goldust collection again on this blog (see look 1 and look 2). This third look using the new holiday collection was a bit less spontaneous and more out of my comfort zone. The focus of the look is meant to be the gorgeous Nabla Dazzleliner Klimt, the only limited edition piece of the Goldust collection. This is such a unique gold liner with a very strong red undertone like I have never seen before. I understand when a lot of people tell me they don’t know whether they would ever use it, but to me it inspires richness and lines like nothing else. Can you tell I’m in love with this collection?

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