Life Update – Relauching Pink Coma

Well, hello. Long time, no see, specifically 2 years, 2 YEARS. Let that sink in for a little while.

A lot has happened ever since we last spoke. We bought a house (and moved). I love it here. It is on a very sunny side of the island, so I have sun hitting me all throughout the day. Amazing in the winter and roasting in the summer.

When we moved, the inside of the house was crazy! Some walls were a bright orange, others had stripes, others had some crazy looking paintwaork, which reassembled a wallpaper. Anyway, that is all gone now, and we have beautiful all white walls! We also got ourselves a cute little grey cat. Her name is Sasha.

Meet Sasha

Then, 2020 happened, Nothing good came from there, and I had a medical condition called patellofemoral syndrome, which means is pain at the front of your knee, around your kneecap (patella), and it was painful. I could not walk for a while there. Had to stop work, because I could not stand. My case was so bad, that the doctor was not expecting me to recover and was already talking about surgery, because my ligament was already calcifying (turning into bone). Hopefully, I had a great physical therapist and now, all is well!

Then, the craziest thing happened on the beginning of 2021.

The positive pregnancy test

I have never quite shared this online, but my husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for 2 years by that time. Little did we know that a positive test was coming. Crazy how things work themselves out! So, by now, I am a little over 21 weeks. More than halfway through! When did that happened?! I will be sharing another post talking about my first trimester, so let me know if you have any questions! I will also be doing a “how I knew I was pregnant before having a positive pregnancy test post”, telling you all about the very first signs that I experienced.


What I’m Decluttering This Month | May 2019

Hey you! In this post I’ll be sharing all of the products that I will decluttering. Even though I said I’d like to do this every month, I do not believe that is possible, so every other month is probably more realistic. But, if you do want to know what are products that will leave my collection, just keep on reading.

If you’re wondering what I’ll be doing with these products, all of those which are not expired will be going to friends and family. However, the ones that have gone bad, sadly will have to be trashed.

EOS Lip Balm in Sweet Mint I do not like the formula of this product. I found it too wax-like for my preference. However, it had a lovely scent and taste to it.

Laura Mercier Oil-Free Foundation Primer – This was a gift and I did not find tha it did anything to my oils. Plus, it just felt like a moisturizing primer, and even though I do like those, I have others that I like more than this one.

Fan Brush – This came in a set that I got, and for a time I was actually using this brush as my highlighter brush. However, I did find that it left my highlighter as a streak on my cheeks, rather than a glow from within. I just find that I do not have a purpose for this.

INCredible Glazin Over Lip Glaze I’m not sure of te shade name, but I just found it pulled to grey-toned on my lips. The formula was nice, creamy and pigmented, but the shade was not what I like.

Kiko Powder Foundation in Light This is a beautiful powder Foundation and the formula is great. However, the shade is not the best for my skin tone. It is a little too pink and it does seem to oxidize a lot once I apply it. I cannot make it work!

Miss Rose Blush Duo – These are beautiful shades and very pigmented. However, I wasn’t using these shades, so I decided not to keep them. But this is such a nice product!

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 I’ve been wanting to try this brand for a long time and when it came in my lookfantastic box I was excited. However, my skin does not like this product at all.

Otwo Concealer – This is also a product with a nice formula, but I was just not using it. It actually has a nice coverage and is a nice, yellow-toned shade.

Revolution Contour Duo This is a product that I’ve used, but I just came to the conclusion that it does not look that good. The light coloured poder is matt and looks to cakey under the eyes and the bronzer, evn though a noce formula, is too red toned for my liking.

Oriflame Eyeliner This is a beautiful pearl eyeliner. However, I’ve had it for too long and it is time to go, since it is probably expired.

LA Girl Pro Concealer in Porcelain I do like this product but the shades are not the best. Even though thid one matched me, the formula seemed to be too heavy.

Lord & Berry Pencil – I’ve used this product before, but I could never make it work. I’ve used it as na eyeliner and it did not show, as na inner corner highlighter and it was gone in a blink, as a face highlighter and was too shimmer for that. It just seems I can’t make it work for me.

Otwo Contour Palette – This is actually a blush palette, not a contour, but these shades are easily dupable in my collection. But the formula is nice, creamy, pigmented and very easy to blend!

Clio Kill Cover Concealer in shade 22This is a very creamy and high coverage concealer. I’ve used it a lot. However, it seemed to be breaking me out lately.

Avon Lip Crayons in Peaches and Cream and Rose Kisses I find that these are too light for my skin tone. Plus, the formula seems to be too dry.

3CE Stick Eyeshadow – This is a lovely shade but I do notice that it does not lasts too long on my eyelids. It is very vreamy and pigmented but not very long-lasting. Again, since the shade is easy dupable in both cream and poder formulas.

Avon Lip Balm in Butterscotch – This is a lip balm that has colou to it. However, the scent was overwhelming. I could not wear it for more than 30 min without getting sick. And being this the king of product that I like to use as a lipstick, it was not working.

What are the products that are leaving your collection? Let me know! NA


Jaclyn Hill Made Me Shave My Face

Hey you! Today we will be changing things up and talking all about a different topic: facial hair! Yes, that is right, facial hair and all the stigma of it!

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you might know that I have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and even though I do not have any of the traditional symptoms, I do have some facial hairs, peach fuzz, if you wll, especially near my ears and on my upper lip. This has never been a problem or has ever stopped me from doing whatever the hell I wanted. However, I did feel that my makeup could be a little smoother on those areas.

Now, if you know Jaclyn Hill at all, you’d know that she as always been quite vocal about shaving her face. She has some videos (the most recent) about it and how she does it, and I’ve watched them all!

So, after a while of considering it, I’ve decided to go for it. So, the very first time I did it, I decided it was a smart idea to just pick up a normal razor and just go for it. Well, little did I know… the hair actually grew back darker, so I was just freaking out. So, I decided I would actually use what she was using. After going on EBay and finding the razor she used, I order them, and once they got to me, I decided to try it again. This time, I was blown away! My skin was softer than a baby’s butt and makeup was looking more than amazing. Eventually, time had gone by, and some of it grew back, but not darker or anything.

I LOVED shaving my face and I will 100% be doing it again. Besides making my makeup so good, it also exfoliates dry skin. Plus, trust me, the hair does not grow back darker! If you haven’t tried, please do, but, buy those razors. They make such a huge difference!


Empties #7

Hey you! It is time to talk, once again, about all the empties of the month! If you want to know what were the products that I’ve used up this past January, just keep on reading!

Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe, Chamomile and Lavender

  • Rate – 3 out of 5
  • Repurchase? -No
  • My thoughts – I’ve heard people loving this product for years, so I decided it was probably time for me to try it out. However, I do not love this scent and, besides from being a nice refresher, I do not find it did anything special or different. Either for my skin care or makeup. It was ok, but not my absolute favourite product.

Avon Pore and Shine Control Toner

  • Rate – 4 out of 5
  • Repurchase? – Yes
  • My thoughts – I did notice that this actually made a difference for my oily skin. The oils were not coming through my makeup, and now that I’m not using it, I can see an even bigger difference. I’ll definitely buy it again!

Avon Scent Essence in Blooming Jasmin

  • Rate – 4 out of 5
  • Repurchase? – Yes
  • My thoughts – I love the scent of Jasmin and I did really like this perfume. However, I did find that it does not lasts a long time on me, which is such a shame.

Elemis Superfood Facial Wash

  • Rated – 3.5 out of 5
  • Repurchase? – Maybe
  • My thoughts – This was a nice face wash and it got the job done. There was no strong fragrance to it.

BBB Brow Gel

  • Rate – 3.5 out of 5
  • Repurchase? – No
  • My thoughts – This was a nice eyebrow gel. The pigmentation was very nice and it kept my brows on place all day. However, the colour was a little too warm-toned for my liking.

ThisWorks Deep Sleep Pillow Spray

  • Rate – 4.5 out of 5
  • Repurchase? – Yes
  • My thoughts – I was such a disbeliver in this product! But, it works wonders. I do not like the smell of lavander but, I would spray my pillow and man, I would get so sleepy within the next 10-15 minutes. It was crazy. Such a nice and clean product to help sleep!

Rexona Shower Fresh Anti-Perspirant

  • Rated – 4.5 out of 5
  • Repurchase? – Yes
  • My thoughts – This is not my usual deodorant, but I really enjoyed it. It had a nice, clean smell and lasted all day. What a lovely product.

Ahava Mineral Body Lotion

  • Rated – 4 out of 5
  • Repurchase? – Yes
  • My thoughts – This was such a good product. With a nice smell, it left my skin so soft and hydrated. I will be getting this again!

Nivea Gel-Cream Facial Wash

  • Rated – 3 out of 5
  • Repurchase? – Maybe
  • My thoughts – This was such a lovely product. Very creamy and moisturizing to the skin.

Dove Invisible Dry Deodorant

  • Rated – 4.5 out of 5
  • Repurchase? – Yes
  • My thoughts – Again, this is not my usual deodorant but, once more, I was so impressed. Had a lovely scent and lasted all day.

These are all the products that I have used up. What did you used up in the past month ?


March Favourites | 2019

Hey you! It is time, once again, to talk about the products that I was loving in this past month. For me, March was mainly about that “no-makeup” look, which seems to be the theme lately. All I wanted was to look as fresh-faced as possible and still cover those under eye bags, which I never used to struggle with. If you want to know what the stand-out products were, just keep on reading!

W7 Saved By The Gel Concealer in Medium – This is a lovely light-weight and natural looking concealer. It does not have a lot of coverage, which I was actually into for the past month.

Bellápierre Banana Setting Powder – This is such a lovely powder. Lightweight and looks like nothing on the skin. I’ve been using it a lot to set the undereye area!

Revolution Conceal & Correct in Peach – Even though I’ve never struggle with dark under eyes, for the past months this seems to be a reality for me. So, I decided to try a peach corrector and see if it helped. Since I love their concealer, I thought this was a nice formula for a corrector. I’ve been loving and using it everyday. A little dot under the eyes is everything I need to cancel those blue tones!

Skin Chemists Rose Quartz Youth Defence Lip Plump – This was a product that we got in a LookFantastic box, and for a moment I was not reaching for it. Now, I use it every day. Na easy lip product to throw on, and it goes with everything. Even though it is a lip plumper, it does not sting the lips, just a lovely mint scent.

Doucce Punk Volumizer Mascara – This was a product that we got in a LookFantastic box, and fat the time I did not think I’d like this. However, it is a nice everyday mascara. It provides a little more length.

Have you ever tried any of these products? What were your favourite products for the past month? Let me know!


Anti Haul #2: What I’m Not Going to Buy

Hey you. If you follow trendmood1 over on Instagram it is quite easy to be overwhelmed by the number of products that launch. Easy to say that keeping up with them, is even harder.

So today, I will be sharing with you the products that caught my eye, but for any reason I’ve decided to skip on them. If you want to know what those products are, just keep in reading.

Colourpop Spring Collection 2019- For a moment there, this collection did caught my eye, and coral being the colour of the year, it does remind Spring. Plus, they now have a new formulation in this palette, a pressed glitter, I believe. But those just are colour that I do not use. And to be honest, in all the collection, only one jelly shadow did caught my eye, and that one, I might be picking up!  

Bh Cosmetics Mini Zodiac: Aries Eyeshadow Palette – I did not know what to expect from an Aries palette, but this actually looks good. However, these are shadows that I do not use. Plus, I’m super curious about all the other signs!

Colourpop x Disney Villains Collection – I am not a Disney fan and I do understand that many people might be and might actually get the collection because of its packaging. But I do care about the products and shades. So, for the theme being Disney’s villains, I was a little underwhelmed by the selection of colours. It could have been gorgeous and grungy, and I’d be jumping to get mine. But these shades, are just not for me!

Jeffrey Star Blue Blood Eyeshadow Palette – If you are a blue eyeshadow lover this palette is for you! It has some amazing shades of blue that do make this palette very unique. Plus, the formula is said to be amazing! However, I do not own and do not want many blue eyeshadows on my collection. It is just a shade that I never wear!

What are you not going to buy? Let me know

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Colourpop It’s My Pleasure Eyeshadow Palette | Review

Hey you! If you know me, I do not use a lot of colour in my eye looks. I love some boring brown shades, those are my favourite to wear! Plus green eyeshadow, even though I do not wear it on an everyday basis, that is by far my favourite colour of eyeshadow to wear. However, lately, I’ve been trying to get a little bit more into colour and finding some new and easy ways to incorporate it in my eye looks! So, this little palette was a nice way to do that.

Colourpop is one of my favourite brands. The quality is very good for the price that you are paying, and the pigmentation is always good! Plus, they just keep on launching new products. This palette is a 9-pan eyeshadow palette, but the pans are smaller than their single shadows. It retails for $12 and it looked like a nice way to try some purples.

The mattes look very pigmented and the shimmers look blinding. My favourite shades in the palette, are, without a doubt, Do or Dough, Bare Minimum Earthshine and Mr Sandman. Those are just stunning!

Left to Right: Kittenfish; Do or Dough; Pretty Cruel; Bare Minimum; Earthshine; Chick lit; Mr.Sandman; Fan Fiction; Sleeper

Into the shades: Kittenfish is matte cool lavender. Do or dough a metallic bright lavender with blue duo chrome. Pretty cruel a matte berry mauve with gold flecks that do not translate onto the skin when applied with a brush. Bare minimum a metallic berry. Earthshine is a metallic pinky lavender with a blue duochrome, such a lovely shade! Chick lit a metallic deep amethyst. Mr. Sandman is an icy rose with a silver sheen, almost like a cream texture. Fan fiction a matte pink. Sleeper a matte eggplant shade, perfect for the outer corner of the eye.

Overall, I do think this is a very nice palette. Gorgeous shade range and beautiful pigmentation. Plus, for the price you cannot go wrong.

Have you tried this palette? What are you thoughts?


Makeup Revolution Matte Base Concealer | Review

Hey you! If you know me, you would know that I have oily skin, and thus, I love trying new mattifying products that could help me to control my stubborn oils and making my makeup last that little bit longer.

Makeup Revolution is one of my favourite brands, and they are killing it with all the new releases lately. Plus, a matte range of products, with their quality and price, I had to try it.

Concealer is one of my favorites and must-have products! I use it every day, under my eyes, as a Foundation, to help cover any blemishes or redness! So, this concealer, I had to try it! The shade range is pretty good. With 24 shades, ranging from the fairest to a very deep color, you may find something that would work for you!

Makeup Revolution Matte Base Concealer in C2

Ordering it online, I had to give it my best guess when I picked up a colour, so I got the shade C2. They describe it as being for light skin tones with a neutral undertone, it sounded great for me. But, now that I got it, I could probably have gone a few shades up to C5 (for light/medium skin tones with a neutral undertone) or even to C6.5 (for light/medium skin tones with a warm/golden undertone). Those are the shades that usually are a really good match for me. The packaging feels cheap, but you cannot complaint when you’re paying €3.99 for a concealer, which Makeup Revolution usually has a good formula.

Overall, this is a beautiful concealer with a nice formula and at a very affordable price! I do like the shade for my under eyes and, since it is matte, lasts a long time. Plus, I find it does not crease too much! Another lovely product from Revolution Beauty.

Have you tried this product? What were your thoughts?


What I’m Decluttering This Month | February 2019

Hey you! I’ve loved decutter vídeos for so long now, and knowing that I’ll be moving quite soon, I feel I should be decluttering my possessions and just keeping what I actually use and love. Plus, I’ve experimented a lot with makeup and now I know what I like and, even though I get a lot of new makeup each month, I always have something new to try!

This is the kind of post that I actually want to do every month, just before the favourites. However, I do not know if I will always have something to decluter, but we will see.

If you’re wandering what I’ll be doing with these products, all of those which are not expired will be going to friends and family. However, the ones that have gone bad, sadly will have to be trashed. But now, if you want to know what I’m getting rid of, just keep on reading!

ABH Eyebrow Gel in Dark Brown I do really like the formula of this product. However it is very old and the formula is probably gone bad plus, I’ve always thought that this shade did not suit me, it seems to be a little too harm for my hair color.

Yes Love Bouncy Eyeshadow Palette – This was a gift from my mother and the shades are stunning. The formula is like a cream to powder finish and they are so pigmented. I just adore this! However, the shades are easily dupable within my collection and for that reason only, I am decluttering this.

Avon Contour Powder – I’ve had this product for a while and I’ve used it a lot. However, I do find that I have to build the color a lot in order for it to show on my skin. Plus, I have other bronzers that I do enjoy a lot more than this.

ColourPop Gel Eyeliner in Stew This is quite a recent purchase for me, and I have never touched it. I thought it would be a nice shade for everyday wear, but it is quite warm and I find it does not suits my skin tone that well.

Kiko Powder Foundation in Light This is a beautiful powder Foundation and the formula is great. However, the shade is not the best for my skin tone. It is a little too pink and it does seem to oxidize a lot once I apply it. I cannot make it work!

Avon Lipsticks in Perfecting Pink, Cashmere Taupe and Nude Pink These are all beautiful formulas and colors. However, these shades are too light for my skin tone and do not suit me.

Baby Lips in Blueberry boom, Grapefruit Zing and Pina Colada Pow This is a beautiful formula but these shades are too pigmented and since I tend to use these on a “no-makeup” kind of a day, I do not want them to be too pigmented, but instead just a little wash of color.

Kiko Cream Eyeshadow – This is also a product with a nice formula but easily dupable with a powder shadow. Adm since I do tend to reach for powders a lot more than creams, it will be going.

Nars Creamy Concealer in Custard I’ve never truly loved this concealer. Something about its formula does not work too well with my under eyes. Plus it is a product going on the older side so someone could enjoy it more.

Mark Smoothing Matte Primer – This is a primer on the go, which sounds amazing. However, it is a silicone based primer and I do not enjoy those, and for those reasons it is going from my collection.

Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder – This powder no longer performs as it once did. And, I have others that I do want to try and use.

Mac Lipstick in Ruby Woo This is a beautiful classical blue-based red shade. The formula is really nice and it does last a long for a bullet Lipstick. But, recently I’ve found there’s a similar shade of red in my collection which I’m loving a lot more. Plus it is very affordable!

Nyx Liquid Lipstick in Push-up I love the formula of these liquid lipsticks, but I do not use liquid lpsticks that much now. Plus. this shade is a little too light for my skin.

Tarte Shape Tape Concealer in Light Sand I’ve had enough with this concealer. The shades seem to be too light and I have others that do sit a lot nicer on my under eyes and do not crease. I no longer need it.

What are the products that are leaving your collection? Let me know! NA


Long Time No See

Hey you! This post is a more different one since I’ll be doing a life update, why I haven’t been around and what has happened since my last post

If you’ve followed my blogging journey, you might have noticed that I had stopped writing and even considered shutting down my blog. My last post was 4 months ago, that is just crazy! So, what has happened ever since we last spoke? I got married! Yes, that did happen, on the 20th of October. Went on my honeymoon a few weeks later, moved and now here we are! Live has been good, and hopefully, I will have some more exciting news soon!

So, what to expect from now on? We’re back into the business. I will be returning to my blog and keeping the posting schedule (if you want to know more, click here). And you should expect two new posts every week.

Hope to see you here next time!

Love, NA

What’s On My WishList

Hey you! So, today I will be sharing with you the products that have caught my eye and that I am considering picking up. If you want to know what those products are, just keep on reading. Olá a todos. Hoje irei partilhar os produtos que estou pensando em comprar. Se querem saber quais são esses produtos e porque estou interessada neles, continuem a ler!

Nars Skin Deep Eye Palette – This palette by Nars retails for €57.50 on Sephora’s website. This came out a while back and has caught my eye for a long time know. I know, it’s very “boring” everyday shades, which are the kind that I adore. I could see myself getting so much use out of this. I will be getting this one, for sure! Esta paleta da Nars custa €57.50 no site da Sephora. Já saiu à algum tempo e sempre gostei do esquema de cores que esta paleta oferece! E, apesar de serem cores “aborrecidas” que podem ser usadas no dia-a-dia, são estas cores que eu adoro e, vejo que poderia ter imenso uso desta paleta. Embora seja um pouco cara (é da Nars), eu acho que muito provavelmente acabarei por comprar.

Karity Come As You Are Eyeshadow Palette – This palette retails for around €22.50. It is by a lesser known brand and the colours are just gorgeous and fun. It would be a nice way to try this brand. Esta paleta custa cerca de €22.50. É de uma marca que não é tão conhecida, mas o esquema de cor é muito giro e divertido. É também um bom produto para experimentar desta marca.

bareMinerals Invisible Bronzer – This bronzer retails for €29.45 on LookFantastic’s website. I adore bronzers and even though I’ve heard that it has been discontinued I also have only heard great things about this product, and I’d love to try it. It is more of a satin finish, which can actually look very natural on the skin. Este bronzeador custa €29.45 no site da LookFantastic. Eu adoro bronzeador e, apesar de ter ouvido que este produto tinha sido descontinuado, mas também só ouvi coisas boas sobre ele, como ainda é relativamente fácil de encontrar, adorava experimentar. Este produto tem um acabamento acetinado (não é completamente matte) o que até o torna muito natural quando aplicado na pele.

Actually, I think that is it. Those are the products that I am so tempted to buy. They are gorgeous and not an overwhelming amount! E, acho que é tudo! São estes os produtos que estou pensando em comprar. São bonitos e não são muitos produtos, o que com a minha coleção de maquilhagem, não há necessidade!

Have you tried any of these? What are the products on your wishlist? Já experimentaram algum destes produtos? Quais são os produtos que estão pensando em comprar?

LookFantastic Beauty Box | March 2019

Hey you! I know it’s a little too late to be talking about LookFantastic Beauty Box! So, if you want to know what those are, just keep on reading!

LookFantastic is a €20 subscription box if you choose a monthly renew. This month’s theme is In The Spotlight, all about sharing the their favourite beauty products! So, just jump right into it!

Morphe Mini Highlighter in SparkThis product is a sample-size (3g) that retails for around €6.17. This would be my first time trying their highlighter. If it is as good as their eyeshadows, then it’s amazing! It is a nice gold tone which almost seems too deep for my skin. Any lighter skin tones, and this product will not work!

Omorovicza Cleansing Foam – This is a sample-sized (30 mL) product, retailing for €12.09. I have tried other products from this brand (a moisturizer) and even though it is an expensive high-end brand, I did not like it. I will try this and hopefully it will work for me!

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% & B5 Hydration Support Formula This is a full-sized (30 mL) product that retails for €6.95. I’ve been dying to try their products and now, I finally can. I hope it is as good as everyone says!

Rituals “The Ritual of Sakura” Soothing Hand Balm – This is a sample (70 mL), retailing for around €5.95. This is brand that usually is present in a LookFantastic Box but it is such a nice brand, with beautiful products! They smell so nice that I cannot wait to try!

Mádara Smart Anti-Pollution Charcoal And Mud Repair Mask – This is a sample (12.5 mL) and retails for around €6.24. I have not tried this product or any other products from this brand before, but a face mask is always fun to try!

EOS Lip Balm – This is a full-sized (7g) product which retails for around €3.25. I have not tried this product, but a lip balm always comes in handy!

This month’s box looks lovely and the products also look nice! The box sums up to €40.65 worth of products which is a nice total!

Have you tried any of these products? Let me know what your thoughts are.