Beauty Haul – January

This month was kind of hard for me. I’ve been revalidating from a small operation on my hand, and it took longer to heal than I expected. I’m still not quite over it, but I’ve finally been able to do my makeup again since the operation. So that’s an evolution I’m quite happy about. Finally after two weeks being makeup-free, I was able to put some makeup on.

When that happened I noticed I needed a new eyeliner, because mine was running out. I couldn’t find mine anymore in the shops here. I used to use the MUA liquid eye liner in black, but they don’t sell it anymore. So I tried two new eyeliners to see if one was as good as the one I used in the past.

IMG_2042 The first one is the eye liner by Yves Rocher in black. I’m not quite sure about this one. It doesn’t stay long when I put it on. It crumbles a little bit after 8 hours and it vanishes in the corners of my eyes. It does have a beautiful black color. It’s just unfortunate it doesn’t stay. The other one is the ScandalEyes Gel Eye Liner by Rimmel London. This one I like a bit more, but it’s quite hard to put on. They give a little brush with it that supposedly makes it easier to put the eyeliner on, but for me it just doesn’t work that well. The color though is one I have high praise for. It’s black is really black and when it’s on it does stay put and doesn’t move. I’m not quite used to gel eye liners, so that needed some getting used to, but I prefer this one to the eye liner by Yves Rocher.

IMG_2043 The next item I bought this past month, is one I’m completely in love with and I’ve worn it ever since I bought it. It’s the Lasting Finish Matte by Kate Moss for Rimmel London, in shade 111 (Kiss of life). It’s a bright red color that stays beautifully on my lips. This isn’t a matte lipstick. It does have a little shine to it, but it has a beautiful color and it smells so good. It definitely is in my top 5. I would seriously recommend this one.

IMG_2044 The last thing I bought was the cleaning gel I’ve been using for over a year now. When using it, I feel like my skin is really clean and it’s refreshing. I have almost their entire collection of skin care for normal skin. Yves Rocher is quite good even excellent for their skin care. As a gift for being such a loyal client I got a small bottle of shampoo. I don’t know if I’m going to use it, as my hair is quite greasy. So I might give it to a friend of mine.

I hope you guys found some interesting and beautiful new makeup and beauty products this past january. Let me know of some new products you like and some I should definitely try!

love

Anna-lisa ❤

Christmas Haul <3

As a new year begins, I thought I would start it off by doing something I had on my mind for a long time. I decided to start a new blog. I already started some in the past, but I never clung to them and eventually they never really crossed my mind anymore. But with this  one I want to change things. I start this new year totally fresh and with brand new ideas.

I noticed the past few years a change in my interests. Where I used to be a tomboy and never really did my hair or makeup. I now wear makeup every day and I love to experiment with my hair and different clothing styles. And I feel so much more confident with myself. So to keep this going I decided to start a blog to keep track of everything I do (my travels, new hobbies, new styles) and to share my experiences with you. I’ll start everything off with my christmas haul.

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Every year my family decides to give each other little presents. We don’t do secret santa and that sometimes results in funny little gifts. This year I must admit I got a little spoiled and I have to thank all my family for the amazing gifts I got…

I finally got my first MAC lipstick. It’s the MAC Frost Lipstick – Odyssey, and I’m totally in love with it. It has a more purple/plum color and it’s a matte lipstick, ideal for a more darker color like this one. It has a great wearability and I will keep it in my handbag for a long time! Next is a Rituals box. It has 4 bestsellers in it: Zensation (foaming shower gel sensation), Rice Scrub (Calming body scrub), Carpe Diem (nourishing shampoo for frizzy hair) & Magic Touch (ultra rich, whipped body cream). These all smell so nice, of sweet rice milk and cherry blossom. It’s a sweet and calming scent, one I will definitely use in a calming bath when I’m stressed out and need to relax. I will probably give the shampoo away to a friend if mine, because I have straight hair and I feel she will have more use for it than I will.

I’m also so desperately in love with my new rings from Dixi. I got to know this brand from Casey Ann Books, a booktuber I’ve been following for a little while now and I adore her, and when she introduced this I bought some right away. And I love them so much. They’re so detailed and small, but so elegant. I feel like a fairy when wearing them. They’re so adorable. The bracelet next to it is one I got from my aunt and it’s so gorgeous, but unfortunately I have no idea where it comes from, so if any of you know please leave a comment to let me know! It’s a dark grey – black color with a magnet to open and close it. I find it super easy to put on and it’s a simple, but gorgeous bracelet.

Then we have the nerdy stuff. I have to admit that I’m a little bit of a nerd. I have so much stuff from several fandoms, that I actually lost count. Off course my parents and my sweet, adorable sisters got me presents to put in my collection.

I got a beautiful painting from a Korean artist living in Köln. It has all the different houses of Game of Thrones wrapped in one beautiful sigil… It has already a prominent place in my room and it’s gorgeous. I also got an Ariel – Funko Pop! and she’s so adorable! I love her so much.

Gaming isn’t one of my strong points, but I love doing it. (My phone is full of little games) The Sims is one of my favorite games of all time and so I got myself their Medieval game and I’m so excited to start playing. There were also some magnetic bookmarks waiting for me under the christmas tree. They’re from craftedvan, a little etsy-shop that have the most adorable little bookmarks and I’m just in love with my little santa clause. He’s the cutest.

So that’s it. All the beautiful presents I got from my lovely family and a beautiful way to start the new year. I want to wish everyone a happy new year! May you have a year filled with love, friendship and hapiness!

love

Anna-lisa ❤

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