10 Facts about Beauty Addiction

If you are reading this article it means that you are wondering if you have a serious problem with a beauty addiction .. don’t worry and keep reading, you are in the good place !

Beauty addiction is a severe problem : between 15 to 99 years old, any woman can suffer from that and the symptoms are soon predictable ! 😉

What are the signs of a beauty addiction ?

  1. You can’t spend a day without make up, even if it’s just a very natural and simple look
  2. You consider stores like Sephora as wonderlands
  3. When talking to your friends, at some point you will simply cut the conversation to talk about your last purchase and show it off
  4. You buy the same make up twice (in case of emergency)
  5. You think what you are using now is “a must have” and you believe you can’t live without it … until you find your new holy Grail (a never ending story !)
  6. You can easily spend 2 hours just for preparing yourself
  7. You always check the latest make up collections from your favorite brands
  8. For you, make up is an Art !
  9. When looking at another girl’s make up, you can soon notice her mistakes and bad tastes (we all do it !)
  10. You are a shopaholic and you compulsively buy make up just for your own pleasure (and you secretly know that you will use some just once or twice)

What are the risks of such a beauty addiction ?

hmmm probably Happiness ? Euphoria ? Entertainment ? a better social life ? Self esteem ?

Or it could worse : You could be starting a blog and sharing all what you like with people, which would maintain this addiction !

How can you find help and heal yourself ?

There is no remedy, unfortunately for you ! You will have to accept it, so just like me, face the reality and keep doing what you like : be pretty for yourself and enjoy it !!! 😉

Do you agree ? / disagree ? Do you match with any of these points ?

Let me know !

xoxo

 

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Product review : Redken All Soft

Hi everyone !

Today I want to talk about a range of product I bought a few months ago : the Redken All Soft shampoo, conditionner & treatment.

I have been using them for almost 2 months now and I thought I would share with you my impressions.

First of all, I have to say that I wash my hair every 2 days, and I use the hair treatment once a week, so already used lots of product.

This all Soft range is specially made for dry hair. It has argan oil and it’s supposed to improve hair’s condition…

What I like about the shampoo is the smell, it really smells good, and right after I wash my hair, it leaves it so soft and shiny.

What I dislike (and I don’t blame Redken for that, but I think it’s because it didn’t correspond with my hair type) is it doesn’t make lots of bubbles, I have to use lots of shampoo to cover my head and feel that I am washing everywhere correctly. Then after that, I need to rinse it very thoroughly, Also, I start to feel greasy the very next day. These products are heavy, so they have to nourish the hair’s core. I have dry tips, but I think not that much,  that’s why I soon feet greasy after one day.

The conditioner is good and does its job, I don’t have to use lots of product. And the treatment is really nice and using it just once a week is enough.

My hair dresser told me that this kind of soft shampoo is too gentle for my hair, that I should use a normal shampoo first (to atually clean the scalp) and then use that one (to soften the hair)… well, I think it’s a bit too much if I do that way every 2 days so maybe once a week should be fine ?

I think it’s a great product for people who really have dry hair, but maybe someday I will try another collection from Redken (without any oil inside), so if you have a recommendation I would be glad to hear it 🙂

Have you ever tried it ? Let me know what do you think about it !

Have a nice Sunday y’all !

xoxo

Fall wishlist

Hi everyone !

I haven’t been able these past weeks to update this blog. I am sooooo sorry !! I have done so many things I simply couldn’t find time for blogging and updating this blog… But the good new is that I am finally BACK and I have so much work to do here so I will post really really lots of articles ! Wish me luck 😉

I want to show you today my beauty wishlist for this fall.

I am so into eye shadow palettes and coral blushes lately that you won’t be surprised to see them in my choice 😉

  1. NYX Love in Paris Eye Shadow palette – (LIP10) Je ne sais quoi
  2. Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette Vintage Vamp
  3. Chantecaille Limited Edition – 15 year anniversary Eye Shade Trio
  4. Tarte Limited Edition Rainforest After Dark Colored Clay Eye & Cheek palette
  5. Clinique Chubby Stick Cheek colour balm
  6. Gucci Dark Romance vibrant demi-glaze lip lacquer
  7. Givenchy Beauty Noir Couture 4 in 1 mascara
  8. M.A.C. Studio Mineralize Moisture fluid SPF15  foundation
  9. M.A.C. Studio Sculpt Superblack Lash mascara
  10. Butter London Nail Lacquer – Trout Pout
  11. Benefit Majorette Cream-To-Powder Blush Peach
  12. Revlon Super Lustruous Matte Lipstick – Nude Attitude
  13. Dior Vernis nail polish 970 – Nuit 1947
  14. EOS Lipsalve summer fruit
  15. Real Techniques Nics Picks
  16. Sleek Make Up Blush by 3 palette California
  17. Bobbi Brown Limited Edition Deluxe Lip & Eye palette
  18. Make Up Store Glitter
  19. Maybelline New York Dream Bouncy Blush – Candy Coral

What about you ? do you have any of these products ? What do you think about them ?

Have a nice day !

xoxo

August Favorites and discoveries

Hi everyone !

Today is a special day and : is the day I can talk about my favorite products and discoveries of the month !

During August, I haven’t used or bought many skin care products, it was essentially make up, but I am really happy to share it with you now 🙂

  • Skin Care products

Once a week I love to take a full care of myself. I really appreciate this moment because I really take a lots of time just for my body.

Once a week I do a body scrub. I have tried many and a few weeks ago I started to use the Birch body scrub from Weleda. This body scrub is really gentle so it’s perfect for people with sensitive skin. The smell is like citrus, so it’s not strong. It feels refreshed after the exfoliation.

Late in In July, I had an appointment with my dermatologist. She told me to use a sunblock for my face whenever I go out, because I have a fair skin and some rosacea and I have a special treatment for that, so I must be really careful when I go out. She told me to buy this sunblock from Noreva : it’s a 50+ protection. I really like it because I don’t get any blemishes when I use it, it’s a bit thick though but it’s not hard to remove.

  • Make up

I wanted to buy a new foundation for a long time, I have been using BB creams for over a year and I started to feel the need to change. I have been asking many samples from many brands, and after trying the Double Wear foundation from Estée Lauder, I deeply fell in love with it ! I keep using it since 3 weeks now and that product is just amazing. It covers most of the blemishes and the result looks so natural. I thought it would dry my skin but no, I feel comfortable, like I don’t wear anything. It also has a SPF10, so combined with my sunblock I can protect my skin quite well from the sun.

Let me tell you something : I’ve always been this kind of “simple” girl who thought I would never use any powder/blush/bronzer/etc…  on my face because I wanted to look natural. Well, that was before!

I bought this amazing powder from MAC and I use it after my foundation (every single day !). Just wow ! It can definitely make your skin looks unified and bright.  (I use the medium plus) The powder is light, and after I apply it, I don’t feel cakey on my face. I love it !

I don’t have lots of dark circles under my eyes, but I have a very thin skin, and we can see clearly my veins. So I wanted to hide them a little bit and I have found that many youtubers and bloggers use that product. I really like it, it does its job very well, and helps to unify the skin as well.

This is my new concealer palette from Peggy Sage. It has 5 shades to hide the imperfections. I think it works very well on me and it hides some of my blemishes I have due to rosacea.

One other thing I thought I would never have to use in my entire life, a bronzing powder ! One reason was because I was scared to have spots or blemishes… Well, I could find that one in a retail store and I was really glad to get it ! It’s bright but not shimmer. I love the smell, it smells like a soap and the texture is also very light. It doesn’t look orange on my skin, but it gives a nice healthy glow to my cheeks. I like it !

This blush was the subject of one of my previous article, so if you haven’t red it yet, I invite you to get a look because I talk about it in a better detail. I love that blush ! It’s the very first cream blush I have ever tried and it changed so much my make up routine that I love even more wearing make up !

After I have tried the cream blush from Revlon, I was so interested in these kind of blushes so I decided to try the High Definition blush from Make Up For Ever. This is the colour 225 “Peachy Pink”, it’s more creamy than the Revlon’s one but it’s also an amazing blush, very easy to apply (with a brush). I also love it very much and I use it also often. There are many other shades and I think I will buy the coral one next time.

Here you can see the differences between both blushes : the revlon blush is the upper line, it’s really a coral tone, and the Make Up For Ever is the one below. which is more soft and clear. Both are really easy to blend.

This is a contour eye pencil from Sephora. It’s a waterproof long stay liner. The liner is easy to apply, I have a khaki colour, the n° 17 : Snakeskin Dress. I used it several times and I love it !

This is probably not a favorite but mostly a discovery : it’s a long lasting stick from Kiko. It is used as an eyeshadow.

I am not really good at applying it. I love the taupe colour though. I think I need to try applying it again.

This is the Revlon Colourbust lacquer balm. This is the colour n°105, a sheer pink. I like it because it moisturises the lips and adds a bit of shimmer. It also smells to mint, which is quite interesting and not bad at all. I think I want to try other colours !

On that picture you can see the Sephora liner, the Kiko liner and the Revlon lacquer balm.

A surprise ? I guess it’s not and I bet you already knew I would talk about my new palette from Coastal Scents. I won’t get tired of saying again how much I love these eye shadows !

I did a review about it, you can read it here if you want !

  • Accessories

And finally, I wanted to talk about my Real Techniques’ brushes. I really love them and I already bought online a stippling brush and a retractable lip brush still from real Techniques. They just make my make up routine a very pleasant moment.

I also did an article about these brushes, you can read it here.


My “score” on each product (you can also click on each product to find it online) :

♥ = nice / ♥♥ = good / ♥♥♥ = really good / ♥♥♥♥ = I Love it !

Weleda Body Scrub ♥♥

Noreva Noresun Gradual UV SPF 50+ ♥♥

Estée Lauder Double Wear ♥♥♥♥

M.A.C.  Mineralize Skinfinish Natural ♥♥♥♥

Maybelline Eraser Dark Circles ♥♥♥

Peggy Sage concealer palette ♥♥♥

Maybelline Dream Terra Sun ♥♥♥

Revlon Photoready cream Blush ♥♥♥♥

Make Up For Ever HD Blush ♥♥♥♥

Sephora contour eye pencil ♥♥♥

Kiko long lasting stick ♥

Revlon Colourburst lacquer balm ♥♥♥

Coastal Scents Hot Pots ♥♥♥♥

Real Techniques – Sam’s Picks ♥♥♥♥

Thank you for reading this very long article, I hope you liked it, do not hesitate to comment and tell me if you have tried some of these products and what do you think about them ! I would be glad to know your opinion 🙂

See you !

One day one look

Hi everyone,

I wanted to show you my make up for today.

I will make special articles about each product I used but later if you don’t mind, because I think they really deserve to have their own reviews.

Taking all of these pictures was quite funny, I really took lots of time to do both make up and self-shooting 😉 But it was fun and a nice new great challenge for that blog.

So here is how I did my make up today.

I started with an eye primer, from Kiko, and the Eraser Dark Circles from Maybelline.

I applied then my foundation. I use now the Double Wear (sand) from Estée Lauder, and my Mineralize Skinfinish Natural powder from MAC (medium plus). I apply them generously all over my face, even my lips and nose (that’s why my lips look so white on some pictures ! ).

I also used my concealer palette from Peggy Sage, to hide some blemishes I have on my face.

After that I applied a bronzing powder on my eye bones and cheeks, the Dream Terra Sun from Maybelline (01S Leopard) and then my cream blush from Revlon.

After my face, I did my eyebrows with my shaping kit from Make Up Revolution, and then my eye shadows, still from Coastal Scents (of course). This time I used 4 shades from my new palette : Fleshtone, Deep Merlot, Chocolate Berry and Watermelon. I used my mascara from Lord & Berry and the final touch : my mini lipstick Rouge Eclat from Clarins (woodrose).

We can not really see the red colour on my eyes, I blend it with the brown colour so we can not notice it very well …

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What do you think about it ?

I hope you like it !

xoxo