Comparison Swatches - NYX

 Because someone on Reddit asked for them, here are - from top to bottom - swatches comparing Nyx Born to Glow foundation in Pale, Nyx Can't Stop Won't Stop Concealer in Pale, and Artdeco Camouflage Cream in the lightest color (which I think is 13, but the box says only says 2...) Pic one is outside in direct sunlight, pic 2 was taken in my windowless bathroom.

Green-tinted sunscreens - a comparison

 I know I have not posted anything in years, because I was busy and because I started mostly exchanging beauty information with people on Reddit, but this seemed like the easiest format for this sunscreen comparison. For those who are new here, or have forgotten who I am (I wouldn't blame you), I am very pale (I wear Pale in Nyx) with a neutral undertone, but a lot of redness in my face, while my neck is more olive-toned. (I match foundation to my neck, not my chest, because I don't often expose the latter. for various reasons.) Green-toned sunscreens have intrigued me from the moment I first saw one - after all, I wear sunscreen every day, so why not use it to color-correct? Turns out, it's not that easy. Most of us know by now that sunscreen needs to be applied in generous amounts to actually protect us, but some of the sunscreens I tested made that pretty hard. If I applied too much at once, they got patchy and streaky , but if I tried to apply them in two or three layer

Beauty souvenirs from Japan

Last month, I finally went back to Japan after quite some time, and of course bought a lot of beauty products. (Thank you, Qatar Airways, for your generous 30 kg allowance! I can even forgive the slightly rude and overly perfumed flight attendants for that.) Compared to the last time I lived in Japan and blogged here, my focus is more on skincare, haircare and lip products than colourful eyeshadows and nail stuff. An old favourite of mine makes a reappearance as well, though. Here's everything I bought (except for a peach-scented lipbalm that doesn't do much for my lips - I forgot to take it out of my bag): From left to right, back to front (I have bigger pictures if anyone wants to see them): Softymo Speedy Cleansing Oil refill: I have used up several bottles of this, and now finally bought a refill instead of a new bottle (they don't sell refills at Sasa) Mutenka Cleansing Milk because I like skincare without unnecessary additives, especially if all you do i

Teenage Dream Last Friday Night

Well, actually I've been wearing OPI's Teenage Dream since Friday two weeks ago. That's why it looks kind of grown out. ^^; This week, I decided I would use Last Friday Night on the tips and create some sort of gradient effect. It reminds me of dusk, what do you think? The colours are more accurate in the second picture, but the first one shows the glitter effect better. <3 OPI nail polishes are top quality, they dry fast and last very long my nails at least. Like any other glitter polish, however, after a while they look a bit duller than they did freshly applied. I don't know if you understand what I'm trying to say. ^^; These two are my only OPI fullsizes at the moment. The others I own are a set of 5 minis, including one very pretty red I have no idea what it's called. >.< OPI is expensive in Germany, and I have enough nail polishes here to justify not making a bulk order on the internet. I did, however, fall in love with Teenage Dream w

New haircut

And the happier post I promised comes right away! As I said, I've been at home a lot lately, but I did go out to get my hair cut, so here is a picture I took of my new do today: This picture is fairly accurate in terms of colour, I dare say, so please excuse my stupid expression. ^^; I used: Kate High Cover Powder Foundation in Bright-up Color no name eyebrow powder Majolica Majorca Shadow Customize in WT963 all over, GR185 in the crease and the outer lower lashline and BR784 to lightly tightline Majolica Majorca Lash Gorgeous Wing Neo (of course) Jill Stuart Mix Blush Compact in #11 Rose Fairy, which has quickly become my favourite blush, but doesn't really show up in this picture Coffret d'or Full Styling Rouge (Glow) in RS-244, which is my favourite MLBB lipstick (and sadly discontinued >.<), which is a tad darker in real life It feels a little weird to be wearing a full face of make-up again after several weeks of being almost bare-faced with only B

Sad news

Sorry for the long absence. I wasn't in the mood for blogging, and even if I had been, I stayed mostly at home with no make-up on, caring for my sick cat who passed away a week ago. If you don't like to read about people's pets, I'm sorry, but let me post one picture of her:    I got her when I was 7, and the almost 16 years we've been together are the longest friendship I've ever had. As you can probably imagine, I miss her like crazy, but I know she's in heaven now and a lot happier than here.  I promise I will post a "real" entry right after this.

Tag: Beauty

Sorry for the silence on this blog, but life got in the way. My cat is sick, so if someone wants to include her in their evening prayers, we'd appreciate that! I was tagged by the lovely shelynx from Der Blasse Schimmer , which is a word play on the saying, "I don't have the faintest idea" - "ich habe keinen blassen Schimmer" in German, and the fact that "blass" means pale. I always enjoy reading blogs by other pale ladys because as you know, I don't stick out much from the wall behind me. xD (I'm no wallflower, however, and like my bright colours.) Anyway, she tagged me on the topic of beauty , so I am going to write a little something about my views on beauty. Do share yours if you feel like it!  Before I start, these are the rules: Mention the blogger who tagged you and link to their blog Write 8 things about you related to the topic chosen by that blogger Tag eight people Tell those eight people about it. Make up your own top