The Week When I Had My Face Painted

Last week was not the most eventful, but I had a great time attending another YouTube Happy Hour where also had my face painted! I think it looked really cool. What about you? 

Another Haul

I'm back with another haul today! Don't worry, I haven't gone off the rails again, these are simply the rest of the items I bought a few weeks ago when I got a strong urge to shop, haha. You can see what else I bought by watching my Primark haul here in case you haven't seen it yet. 

Burberry Kisses Lipstick Review

A few months ago Burberry came up with a very clever twitter campaign, where people could nominate a friend to receive a free sample of their new Burberry Kisses lipstick. I was lucky enough for Sara to think of me (thanks again, girl) and a few weeks later, I had my very own mini lippie in the shade '05 Nude Pink' pop through my mail slot. 
Burberry Kisses 05 Nude Pink Lipstick Review

I'd never owned or even swatched a Burberry lipstick before, so I was very excited to finally have the opportunity to test one out. As you can see, the sample is literally a mini version of the full size, which sure made a good first impression on me. There's no doubt, the packaging is gorgeous, but how about the lipstick itself?
Burberry Kisses 05 Nude Pink Lipstick Swatch

I do love the formula, which is the kind I usually gravitate towards when it comes to my every day lipsticks. It's buttery, moisturizing, and has a shiny, sheer, your-lips-but-better finish. It's great; however, would I actually spend my money on a full-sized product? No, unless I had loads of it lying around. This is not a cheap lipstick. It costs about €35, which is to be expected. I mean, it carries the name Burberry after all, but it would have to be pretty darn special for me to spend that kind of money on. My L'Oreal Caresse Lipsticks (review here) and many other drugstore products have the same formula, while being much cheaper, so I'll be sticking to those until I become a millionaire, haha. 
Burberry Kisses 05 Nude Pink Lipstick Lip Swatch

Like I said, the lipstick itself is great, but not great enough for me to justify the price tag, especially when there are plenty of similar, affordable options around. Have you tried any Burberry lipsticks before? What are your thoughts?

Scarlett Johansson Inspired Summer Party Makeup

A few days ago I stumbled upon this post, saying that House of Fraser is on the search for their Beauty Ambassador. Considering how much I love beauty and blogging, I think I would be perfect for the role, so here I am with my entry! :)
Scarlett Johansson Inspired Summer Party Makeup

They asked us bloggers to create a post inspired by our ultimate beauty icon. When I hear the phrase 'beauty icon', my mind immediately goes to Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn. Their looks are iconic and I'm sure they'll keep inspiring women from all around the globe for decades to come, but my personal favourite has always been Grace Kelly. She had this sophisticated elegance and kindness radiating from inside out, and to me that's the epitome of timeless beauty. 

Now, you may wonder why I'm even mentioning Grace Kelly when my post clearly has Scarlett Johansson in the title. Well, if you've been following my blog for at least a year, you'll know that I already did a Grace Kelly inspired makeup tutorial. It's the tutorial I'm most proud of, since a lot of research went into it and you guys seemed to have loved it as well! If you still haven't seen it, you can watch the video here

With all that in mind, I decided to pick who I think is the modern version of the Old Hollywood movie star this time around, which is where Scarlett Johansson comes into play. She too is captivating but down to earth, fun but classy, and her red carpet looks are always amazing, whether they're edgy, glamorous, natural-looking or have a twist to them. 

I've been meaning to create something colourful, and her 2011 Academy Awards red carpet makeup look was exactly what I was looking for - fun but wearable, perfect for a night out on your long-awaited summer break. To see how I created the look, watch the video below, and don't forget to tell me who your beauty icon is or where you would wear this look! 

The Week When I Ruined My Favourite Dress

I was definitely not born under a lucky star. My life keeps reminding me of that on a daily basis, but last week was especially frustrating. Don't you just hate days when everything that could goes wrong? The most frustrating thing that happened to me was my favourite dress getting ruined. I'm still not over it, so if you have any tricks up your sleves, do share them with me! But let's not dwell on the negatives too much. I also had a few happy moments, one of them being hanging out with my Canadian viewer Allie. I had a lovely time walking around London with her and chatting away. It felt like I was hanging out with an old friend of mine, which certainly put me in a better mood! 

'90s Inspired Makeup

The '90s fashion and makeup trends have been popping up everywhere, so it was only a matter of time until I gave some a go. You won't see me wearing dungarees or chokers any time soon, but when it comes to makeup, I'm always up for switching things up.
'90s Inspired Makeup Tutorial

I grew up in the 90's and I remember some very crazy makeup trends going around. Thin eyebrows (yikes!), blue eyeshadow and glitter EVERYWHERE are just a few of them. Much to my regret, I tried them all. But this time around, I decided to leave the major fails behind and try out the less crazy, brown lips and matte neutral eyes look. See how I created it in the video below. 

Primark Haul (Fashion, Fitness & Home Decor)

I sinned. I broke my spending ban a few weeks ago and went a bit crazy in the stores. I needed some retail therapy, saw Primark... you know how it goes. I just couldn't stop myself. Thank god it's cheap! 
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