Jul 27, 2015

HAIR INSPIRATION - Bohemian braids

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I think I have never done any hair inspiration post before, mostly because when it comes to styling my hair, I am everything but creative. I usually wear my hair down and straight, but now with the crazy hot weather, I sometimes like to braid it. Especially since I now have a new obsession for hats, and I love the boho look you can achieve by pairing them with messy fishtails braids. I wish I was skilled enough to reproduce some of these gorgeous hairstyles, but anyway I don't think I would be able to get such awesome result, since my hair is definetly not thick enough! However I have a new hair care routine that I can't wait to share with you that really helped my hair to grow out and get healthier.  

Jul 24, 2015

WE'RE NUDE FOR THE SUMMER

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Ok I guess baby blue is not considered as nude, but let's pretend nude and pastel are just the same thing. First of all, let me tell you that I was sick and stuck in bed for the past two days. And I hate being sick ! Today I can finally move from my bed and be a normal humain being, getting dressed, doing my make up, even if I still looking like a phoetus when I am writing those lines or basically just eating something without crying because my throat hurts me like hell. First thing I felt like doing after those two days in bed was writing something here (and go to pick up something from Starbucks, because I am obsessed) and my Essie collection was right next to me. I have already blogged about "Something Blue, Something Borrowed" a few weeks ago which was my first Essie purchased. Since then I got two new babies and they are both from the bride collection (at least here in Japan). The beige nude one is "Bride to Be". It is a classic nude color, I would say it is more a beige brown kind of nude, don't expect it to come out like a nude pink on your nails it is definetly not in that range of colour. To get a full opacity you will need to apply 3 coats. It is gonna make your nails look very clean and it is the perfect polish for work. The lovely baby pink one is called "Romper Room" and is by far my favourite recently, I am wearing it non stop since it matches every outfit I am wearing. For a full opacity I would recommend 3 coats too, even if you could be ok with only 2. I think my next Essie purchase will be a red, either it is a bright red, a pink red or a deep red, so if you have any recommendation, let me know in the comments down below. Have a nice week end! 

PS: Thank you so much for the 100 followers on bloglovin, I am so grateful!  

Jul 14, 2015

NARS AUDACIOUS LIPSTICK - I finally found Anna

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When the NARS Audacious lipsticks came out at the end of last year, my first plan was to get only two shades to try them out; Charlotte, because come on girls, dream come true, a lipstick with my name, and Anna which I thought would be the perfect "me" colour. But very sadly, this colour wasn't sold in the french Sephora where we can only buy 24 shades out of the 40 of the whole collection. 

I kinda forgot about it for a while, and decided to get Anita, which is a really lovely pinky nude. But the other day, I stopped by a NARS counter in Shibuya, and I suddently saw it, right there, waiting for me; Anna. I am in love with any type of mauvy-pink lipsticks because I think they match my skin tone in such a lovely way. Anna is definetly a mauve lipstick with a slight purple undertone. It is definetly a little bit more daring than a nude, but still pretty easy to wear on a day to day basis. For those Kylie Jenner fan out there, this one might also be a good one to try. I have been wearing it non stop since I got it. Concerning the formula, I still think that the NARS Audacious lipsticks have one of the best formula out of all the lipsticks I tried up to now. The finish is semi matte, they are long wearing and non drying. If you want to see more shades, you can find my reviews on the shades Anita and Charlotte on my blog. And hopefully my collection will keep growing! If you have tried any other shades, let me know what is your favourite so I might give it a go next time.  

Jul 4, 2015

THE SEPHORA BLUES

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Well guys. Since I am in Japan I have to admit that I truly miss my dear Sephora. I have never been the type of person to spend a crazy amount of money on make up. I much prefer investing in good quality clothes, or one good bronzer, than having a tone of them that I never reach out for (ok, lipsticks do not count here!). But I have to admit that after three months of privation, I feel the need to get something Sephora. A lipstick, a concealer ... something. I now totally understand the frustration of UK beauty gurus.  Here in Japan it is much harder to shop for high end products. You have to go to all of those fancy counters, and to be honest I hate shopping at make up counters. I like bigger shops, where I can search for my own products without being attacked by a for sure lovely, but a bit oppressive sale person. Yes I am the kind of girl who will definetly run away if you try to help me if I don't ask you to do so. Anyway, just because I can't help myself, here are five products I would love to add to my makeup collection right now. And don't forget to comment with the product you're dying to try right now!

1. Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer - Just because the whole world is raving about it and that I almost got it before leaving for Japan but finally went for the NARS Audacious lipstick in Anita (don't regret at all though, it is for sure one of my favourite lipstick ever!). It has became an obsession of mine especially since it is apparently everything I have ever looked for in a concealer. Easy to blend and amazing coverage. What else ?

2. NARS Audacious lipstick in Fanny or Julie - Actually the shade Julie isn't available on the french Sephora website, which means I should try to visit one of the NARS counter in Tokyo to find the shade. Cheer me up guys and maybe I will finally get something from a counter (it is all about fighting your fears right?). I would also love to get the shade Fanny which seems to be a perfect berry color.

3. Clinic Color Pop lipstick in Nude Pop, Melon Pop and Plum Pop - The first thing that attracted me to those lipsticks is the packaging that I think is absolutely adorable. Since I saw them all over Instagram I have secretely dream to own the whole collection, but if I had to pick a few shades I would go for those three.

4. The Too Faced Neutral Matte palette - I am OBSESSED with matte eye shadows recently. Which is kinda strange since I have always been a big fan of shimery looks. Yes you're talking to the girl who hit pan twice on Smog and Half Baked in her Urban Decay Naked palette (and yes, I purchased it twice). Anyway, this palette looks amazing and I would love to create deep and dark smockey with those nice brown shades.

5. SmashBox Photo Finish Primer - Just because my best friend says it is an amazing primer I would love to try it now, especially since I am completely out of the one I was using and that I can't find anything I like in the japanese drugstores.

Jun 17, 2015

MAY FAVOURITE - LIPPIES FAVE AND NEW CLOTHING RACK

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Better late than never, mid-june and may favourite, yes babes! As you know I am only back into blogging since a few days after a huge gap in the month of May, but  I was obviously still using lot of makeup, and buying lots of clothing. Because I am just me you know. In May, make up wise, I have been kinda brow obsessed because of my new NYX find. This eye brow pencil is super handy. It has a little spooly on one end, and the brow product on the other end. Be carefull and be light handed while using it, because it is quite pigmented. I have also been obsessed with my YSL Nude in Private lipstick. Perfect for an everyday lovely wash of colour and it is really hydrating. I used it under the Rimmel Exagerated lip pencil in the shade 02 which is another favorite! Finally, with summer comes bright lips, and my favourite is the Velvet Edition in Ole Flamingo from Bourjois. Obsessed with this gorgeous pink shade! 

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Fashion wise, this is a pretty weird favorite, but since I moved into my new appartment by the end of May, I am obsessed with my new clothing rail. It is white and I got it for 600 yens in Ikea (5 euros, 7 dollars?). It looks super lovely and I love putting all of my favourite clothes on it! I will very soon post a summer wardrobe related post, or a kind of haul so stay tuned for that, if you're a fashion lover!

For music, I am playing No Love Allowed by Rihanna on replay, don't ask why it is quite an old one but you know what's happened when you let your Itunes on shuffle for a few hours, you rediscover old treasures. I am also listening to Ghost by Ella Henderson, and Worth it by Fifth Harmony. I've also been playing the cover of Demons by Josh Golden. One of my fave song by my fave singer on Youtube. That's it for this month guys! I see you very soon for a new post, I hope fashion related.