The Beauty Bloggers made me: Thisworks Deep Sleep

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So these two have been around for a long time. Ever since I first started watching YouTube and reading blogs, I feel like the thisworks products have been the talk of the town. When I recently was reminded of them once again,  I turned to FeelUnique and made the purchase.

Now, I am no stranger to pillow sprays. I really enjoy them, and I do feel they make a difference. If not actually making me sleepy, the scent is relaxing and makes the time I spend under the sheets that more comfortable and valuable. But when I purchased the spray there was a offer for the spray plus the stress less rollerball. I remembered Lily Pebbles mentioning this little guy in a travel video, and as I suffer from a phobia of flying I had to try it. I will be doing some traveling during November and December, and cannot wait to see if this rollerball will calm me down a bit. One can always hope for a miracle, but at least I’ll be having my panic attacks in a nice smelling environment, right? 

Chanel lipsticks and my new love

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Okay, so if you’ve been a reader of Etc. Beauty for some time, you might have noticed that I have a soft spot for Chanel lipsticks. They are just perfect in texture, application and feel. Especially the Rouge Coco Shine range is so perfect for everyday use! My longest love has been “Boy”, my perfect ‘your lips but better’ colour. Recently I popped by a Chanel counter to check out the new fall range – VDM had me lusting for the new quad, but I stayed strong. When it came to the new lip colours however, my strength would and could not pursue.

Home with me came my new Chanel baby: meet “Confident”. It’s quite darker than my normal everyday lip choices, but this deep purplish-red is just perfect with my skin tone – If I do say so myself! I tried it on my hand in the store and felt a rush of excitement. That’s how amazing the colour is! On my lips it’s quite sheer, but buildable – as the Rouge Coco Shine lipsticks often are. “Confident” is my chosen shade for the autumn, and I think we are going to be very happy together. If you’re trying to move out of your comfort zone when it comes to lips, I urge you to check out the Rouge Coco Shine range. The lipsticks are soft and moisturizing, and quite sheer if you just apply once.

The Weekly Beauty Craving: The Kiehl’s Primer

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Image via Kiehl’s Pinterest.

As previously mentioned, the Kiehl’s Micro-Blur Skin Perfector has been on my mind since reading Suzies review in April. Since the Hello-October review made me aware of this new primer, many other beauty bloggers have raved about its effects. It promises a light-weight formulation, that instantly refines the skin and minimises the pores. So far, so good – and according to the many reviews, it really keeps these promises. Currently, the Dior Glow Maximizer is doing it on the primer parts of my daily routine. This really does a good job, but there is one thing; the glow is the key points to this primer. The craving for the Kiehl’s number is sparked by it fulfilling the complexion needs that the Glow Maximizer lacks; the refining, pore minimizing effects.

As the points on my current beauty club card is adding up, a gift voucher is in the near future. I just might use that on the Micro-Blur Skin Perfector. After all, all the beauty bloggers are talking about it so there must be something special about it, right?

What’s your holy grail primer?

Read Suzies review here.

Read Amelia Lianas review here.

Read Emilys review here. 

ESSIE Urban Jungle

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As mentioned in the ESSIE Reds post, when it comes to nailpolish, ESSIE never fails to offer every shade between here and eternity. Literally, 50 shades of pink anyone? And even with this enormous colour selection, they still never fail to bring out new I have to have that as I have nothing like it kind of shades every season. The Summer 2014 collection provides a lot of diversity. Some of the shades are absolutely crazy (Ruffles & Feathers in one example, I would never!), but there are some gems. I picked up Haute in the Heat and Urban Jungle, but am thinking there might be a need to go back and get Fierce, No Fear as well…

 

Urban Jungle is a light lilacy-pinky-greyish colour (why is colour and scent description so hard?) that changes shade with your skintone. When on the paler side it seems more pink-lilac, but if you are darker skinned, or for when the summer tan sets in, the greyness is more visible. It’s a good opaque varnish, by ESSIE standards this means two coats, and when sealed with a top coat (I used No Chips Ahead by ESSIE) it will last a good four-five days. For maximum nail protection, the Trind base coat is a staple – read more about that, and other tools for nailing your manicure HERE.