Beauty

LookFantastic Beauty Box | July 2018

Hey you! It is that time again, the time to open my LookFantastic Beauty Box and seeing all the new and different products. So, if you want to know all about this month’s products, just keep on reading!

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LookFantastic is a €20 subscription box, if you choose a monthly renew, which is what I do. This month’s theme is Golden Goddess, which is all about embracing the inner goddess, with the best summer products. So, just jump right into it!

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Filorga UV Bronze After Sun – This product is a sample-size that retails for around €6.73. I have never heard of this brand, but I’d love to try this product. Plus, it does smell amazing. And, since I’ve been into tanning products lately, I cannot wait to see if I enjoy this one!

First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser – This product is a sample-size that retails for around €3.58. I’ve always wanted to try this brand and especially this face cleanser! I hope it is as good as people say!

Doucce Freematic Highlighter Mono in Sparked Ray – This product is a full-size that retails for around €10. This is a brand that has been in this box before and I’ve been loving their products. This highlighter is such a nice shade. It is almost a duochrome shade: a gold that pulls pink. I cannot wait to use it!

Lancer Omega Hydrating Oil – This product is a sample-size product that retails for around €12.5. Even though this product does not have a scent, it is not a bad thing. I love face oils, and I cannot wait to try it!

Kerastase Reflection Bain Chromatique Shampoo – This product is a sample-size that retails for around €3.60. I’ve tried this brand before and it’s really good. I cannot wait to try this one!

SVR Laboratoires Sebiaclear Gel Moussant Cleanser – This product is a sample-size that retails for around €0.30. I’ve never heard of this brand and the product itself has a distinct smell, but I’d love to try this one. 

Real Chemistry Environmental Rescue Essential Day Cream – This product is a sample-size that retails for around €6.40. This seems to be a gift, since it does not appear in the little magazine, but I cannot wait to try it.

Have you tried any of these products? NA

 

 

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Why Doesn’t Our Makeup Look Like Their Makeup?

Hey you! So today we’ll be changing things up. I love watching tutorials or GRWM on Youtube and apart from decluttering and collection videos, those are also, one of my favourites. However, if you do try to recreate that look, you end up with a result that is different from the look which that person created. So, here I share the many reasons I attribute to that, and if you want to know what those reasons are, just keep on reading!

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Cosmetic Surgery/Procedure – Now, a lot of youtubers do not hide the fact that they had cosmetic procedures done, either being fillers, a nose job, laser hair removal or whatever. And, it is one of the main differences. Most people cannot afford cosmetic procedures, and a foundation does look a lot different if you do not have any fine lines or hair on your face.

Brushes – Trust me, I was one of those you did not think that brushes were the thing that was going to make a lot of a difference on applying my makeup, but, trust me, it does. Investing on some good brushes can go a long way, and the same goes for a beauty blender/sponge. Plus, they do have a lot of the same brushes, so theirs are always clean and ready to use, which does not happen to most people.

Technique – Most people are trained makeup artists, which do know the way around the products and, know very well their face. Plus, they have a lot of years of learning and training!

Editing – Keep in mind that the final product (video) that gets to us, most of the time does not correspond to all the work that happened behind the scenes. It does not mean that they did not have to do the same thing several times and perfect it.

Take Away Message – We’re all different and just because some things work for some people it does not mean it will work for all people. Plus, we all have different face shapes, different skin types and skin problems that we need and like to address. Plus, keep in mind that no one knows you face and skin better than you

What is your opinion? Let me know! NA

Beauty

Inside My Travel Makeup Bag

Hey you! I’ve been MIA this past week, due to a lot of work, it was a lot. But now, most of it is all done and now, things are getting back into normal. So, if you follow me on Instagram (if you don’t, you have to), you’d know that last weekend was the christening of my niece. So, just keep on reading!

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Firstly, the makeup bag. It’s from Primark and it is originally not supposed to be a mekup bag. But, everythings fit in so well, that now I just keep it as a makeup bag. also, it was a gift from my boyfriend, last year, maybe you can still find it in some stores, but online, I cannot find. Now, into the makeup that I took with me!

ELF Hydrating Under Eye Primer – Clearly this is an undereye primer, but I’ve been using it all over my face and I find that it does work a lot better than most primers. It is moisturizing and absorbs really quickly into the skin. And, even though it does not fill the pores I cannot say enough good things about it.

Avon Stick Concealer in Medium and Tarte Shape Tape in Light Sand If you know me, I do not wear foundation that much but I adore concealer and I’ve been mixing these two for the past month and I’ve been loving the look. You’ll definitely see them in an upcoming favourites post.

Avon ColorTrend Oil Control Pressed Powder in Light This is such a finely mild powder! Although this is not my actually shade, I find that once on the skin, you cannot tell that the colour is too light. Plus, it does keep me matte.

Revolution Duo Face Sculpt – This is quite a red-based bronzer and I haven’t got anything like it in my collection. Don’t be scared that it is a red-toned, once on the skin, it does look very natural.

Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette – I have been using this guy for the last two months now and I haven’t put it down yet. For eyeshadows, I’ve been loving the shade Coconut Cream to set my hole lid and highlight the brow bone. Then I mix Mousse and Peanut Butter together and use them through the crease and lid and that’s it. I also have been using this palette for my face highlighter and for this I mix Butter Pecan with a little bit of Pink Sugar and apply it to the cheeks. It is such a beautiful combination!

Have you tried any of these? What do you take with you? NA

Beauty

LookFantastic Beauty Box | June 2018

Hey you! It is that time again! One of my favourite things is getting to open my LookFantastic Beauty Box and seeing all the new and different products that the month reserves, and this one is a good one. So, if you want to know all about this month’s products, just keep on reading!

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LookFantastic is a €20 subscription box, if you choose a monthly renew, which is what I do. This month’s theme is Into the Blue, which is all about springing into the Summer season, with a focus on hydration, luminosity and products to leave you feeling all-round rejuvenated! So, just jump right into it!

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Mádara SOS Hydra Moisture + Radiance Mask – This product is a sample-size that retails for around €16.90. I have never heard of this brand but getting a face mask is always exciting. Plus, my skin is clearly having some problems lately and it is getting dry. So, this product will be a nice one to try.

Elemis Superfood Facial Wash – This product is a sample-size that retails for around €5.90. This is such a nice brand and their products are always so nice. I cannot wait to try this cleanser.

Christophe Robin Cleansing Volumizing Past with Pure Clay and Rose Extracts – This product is a sample-size that retails for around €8. Again, I’ve never heard of this brand and I do not need any more volume in my hair. Plus, I’m not crazy about the scent, but I think I’ll still try it.

Studio 10 Liquid Foil I-Radiance – This product is a full-size that retails for around €8. It is a crazy eyeshadow. It is exactly what is says, a liquid foil. Cannot wait to rock the glittery look!

Vita Liberata Fabulous Self Tanning Tinted Lotion – This product is a sample-size that retails for around €11.48. I’ve been getting into self-tanners lately (expect a post all about it soon) and this brand I’ve always wanted to try, because everyone loves them. Getting this product was amazing and I cannot wait to use it!

Rituals the Ritual of Dao Body Cream – This product is a full-size that retails for around €6. It smells so good, like all Rituals products. And once you open the box, it’s all you can smell. l. I cannot wait to use it.

Real Chemistry Environmental Rescue Essential Day Cream – This product is a sample-size that retails for around €6.40. This seems to be a gift, since it does not appear in the little magazine, but I cannot wait to try it.

Have you tried any of these products? NA

 

 

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Empties #4

Hey you! It’s time for another empties post. This is one of my favourite posts., just because you can learn a lot by looking at other people’s empties. There is always a review of the product! So, if you want to know what I’ve used up and my thought in all these products, just keep on reading!
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Avon Naturals Strand Strength Detangling Spray 

  • Rate – 5 out of 5
  • Repurchase? – Yes, definitely!
  • My thoughts – I wasn’t expecting much when I picked this up and I definitely did not think it would work as good as it did. It detangles the hair so easily, while leaving it smelling really nice.

Avon Planet Spa Revitalising Harmony Cooling Face Mask 

  • Rate – 3 out of 5
  • Repurchase? – No.
  • My thoughts – I picked this mask just because it was on sale and I thought it would be more moisturising. However, it is just a cooling gel, just exactly what it claims to be. However, as a face mask, apart from a cooling effect on the skin, I did not find it did anything else for my skin. It is just an okay product.

Bioten Biosource Foaming Cleansing Gel 

  • Rate – 5 out of 5
  • Repurchase? – Yes, definitely!
  • My thoughts – I love this cleansing gel and if you’ve been following me for a while now, you probably heard me talk about it several times. It is super gentle. Cleanses the skin without drying or stripping it down. Just amazing.

Avant RNA Radical Firmness Anti-Ageing Serum 

  • Rate – 5 out of 5
  • Repurchase? – Yes, if it wasn’t that expensive!
  • My thoughts – I love this product like I have never loved a skincare product. This was in May’s LookFantastic Beauty Box and it is the best thing. It moisturises the skin, leaving it feeling hydrated and plumped. Plus, it has a very barely-there scent that is so fresh. In my opinion, completely worth every penny.

Dove Go Fresh Deodorant 

  • Rate – 5 out of 5
  • Repurchase? – Yes, definitely!
  • My thoughts – This is my holy-grail deodorant. It smells amazing and it keeps the smell all day long. I’ll forever purchase it.

Avon Senses Winter Treasure Shower Gel 

  • Rate – 3 out of 5
  • Repurchase? – No
  • My thoughts – Again, this was an okay product. Good for a shower gel but nothing extraordinary. The scent didn’t hold through a lot of time, and it did not really kept my skin that hydrated.

Have you tried any of these products? NA

Lifestyle

One Year Later | My Blogging Experience

Hey you! So today we’ll change things up and talk about blogging! So, last Saturday, June the 2nd, my blog, Pink Coma, turned 1 year. One year, that is just crazy how time goes by so fast. So, I thought it would be a nice idea to share with you all about my experience with blogging! So, if you want to know what my thoughts and experiences are, just keep on reading!

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Why did I start blogging

I started blogging because I was spending a lot of time at home, with nothing to do. So, I felt like blogging would be a nice hobby. I love makeup, beauty and testing new products. So, blogging was a nice way to keep me busy and also, to keep sharing my thoughts on products. It sounded like the best of both worlds.

My expectations

I thought blogging was going to be the most amazing thing. I did not though it would give me a lot of work, and I did think that I was going to have a lot of opportunities being a blogger and all.

The reality

Man, was I wrong. Blogging takes a lot of time and commitment, especially if you’re a small blog, like me, and you have to do everything on your own. There are photos that need to be taken, posts that need to be written, scheduled and published. A lot, to do. The opportunities did not come as easily as I first thought and life can also get in the way. I started by publishing three post a week, because I had the time, but after getting back into University for my Master, I quickly realized it was not possible ( I wrote a post going into detail about that). Plus, do not think that you’ll be able to do it all alone. You need to be kind and active on other blogs as well. Keeping up with the community is all very important. So, one year and 570 followers later, I do think that it was all worth it. Let me tell you, I love blogging and sharing my thoughts, but I also love hearing what other people have to say.

What has changed in my life

Nothing. Zero. It is still all the same. And, even though blogging has given me some opportunities (small), there were no changes. And I’m not mad about it. You’ve learned thing and changed them, even if there were no big changes, and no big money. If you love it, go for it.

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May Favourites | 2018

Hey you! I’d like to firstly apologize for being MIA this past week, but school got in the way and it was just crazy. Secondly, it is the end of the month. Again! But as much as I love favourites posts, the time has gone by so quickly. However, if you want to know what I was loving this past month, just keep on reading!

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Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette – I’ve had this eyeshadow palette for a while now, and I’ve never actually really use it, but, now, I’m absolutely loving this. I’ve been using it as my eyeshadow palette and as my highlighter. It’s such a nice palette, plus, it does smell really nice.

Revolution Duo Face Sculpt – I’ve never loved bronzer that much but, lately I’ve been adoring it, and using it every single day. I do not leave my house without bronzer, that’s how much I love it. This one pulls slightly red-toned and I’m not even mad, I just feel like it does look a little bit more natural on the skin. Plus, it is quite affordable, and there is a lot of product!

Avant RNA Radical Firmness Anti-Ageing Serum – This I got in my LookFantastic Beauty Box and I cannot tell you how good this product is. It just applies beautifully to the skin. leaving it feeling super hydrated and smooth. The full-size is expensive product, but, for me, absolutely worth it.

ELF Tinted Moisturizer in Nude This is the most perfect base. I love light-coverage and this one is perfect. Easy to apply, does not oxidizes or look patchy. Perfect for the everyday look!

Avon Naturals Delicate Shower Gel – I adore this smell and I wish they did a body mist smelling exactly like this. Plus, it does leave my skin feeling really nice and hydrated. I couldn’t love it more.

What were you loving this month? NA

Beauty

Makeup That Is Tempting Me

Hey you! So, a lot of new releases have been hitting the market (as always) but even more now that we’re approaching summer, and let me tell you I’m not mad about it. However, if you follow my blog, you may know that I’m on a low-buy, which to be honest is not like most of the low buys that you see out there (you can read more about it here), but that doesn’t mean I should be spending a lot of money. However, these products have been on my watch list for a while now. If you want to know what those products are, just keep on reading.

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Colourpop Fame Pressed Powder Shadow Palette – This is cool-tone lover’s dream come true. It would be a unique eyeshadow palette in my collection since I do not own that many cooled-tone shades. I just love it. Plus, colourpop eyeshadow are always such nice quality.

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BH Cosmetics Nouveau Neutrals 26 Colour Shadow and Blush Palette – This one has so many amazing warm shades that I could just love and wear every single day. Plus, I’ve always wanted to try their blushes and this is such an amazing way to have the best of both. Plus, those blush shades are everything that I use and love!

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Revolution X Tammy Tropical Paradise Palette – This is all the colour that I need in my life. It is warm with some pops of greens, which is one of my favourite eyeshadow colours. Plus that blue is stunning. It is just beautiful.

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Smashbox + Vlada Petal Metal Collection – I must admit, part of the reason that I’m lusting after this one is the packaging, look at it, it’s gorgeous! But those highlighters seem amazing and I’d love to try those out. Such a beautiful collection!

Disclaimer: I do NOT own any rights over these pictures. They were retrieved from their rightful websites.

 

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LookFantastic Beauty Box | May 2018

Hey you! My Beauty Box arrived in the mail yesterday, so I’ll be sharing what are the products and the theme for this month. So, if you want to know, just keep on reading!

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This is my third month getting this subscription box, and I’ve been loving it every single month!  It retails for €20, for every month renew (which is what I choose). It comes with 6 products, an Elle magazine and a brochure, talking about this months’ products. This month’s theme is Beauty Bazaar, meaning, that is all about a bold splash of vibrancy, which, looking at the box itself, you can clearly see. Now, into the products.

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Avant RNA Serum – This is a sample size product (5mL), which retails for approximately for €20.33, which is just crazy for 5 mL of product. However, I have not heard of this brand before, but I’ll definitely try this one!

Thisworks In Transit Camera Close-Up – This product is half (20mL) of the full-sized product, and it retails for approximately €19.23. I have never tried this product, but since it can have different uses, it just makes it more interesting. I’ll be trying this!

Skinrepublic Bubble Purifying + Charcoal Face Sheet Mask – This product, of course is a full-sized product and retails for approximately €0.60 each piece. I have never seen this kind of a face mask in a sheet, but always in a pot and I’m intrigued to try this.

Sleek Makeup Face Contour Kit in Medium This is also a full-sized product and it retails for €8.50. However, I feel like they took a huge gamble putting this in the box. This colour works for me but it won’t work for everyone, which is a shame.

Eyeko Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner – Again, this is a full-sized product, that retails for €18.95, which is just crazy for a liquid eyeliner. Even though I’m not crazy about liquid liners, I’ll try this one and then see how I fell about it.

Spotlight Teeth Whitening Strips – This product comes with four packs, with two stripes each, retailing for €39.95 is just crazy. However, with my wedding coming, this will be handy!

Have you tried any of these products? NA

 

 

Beauty

Products You Bought Just for the Packaging

Hey you! So today, I bring you a different kind of post, all about the makeup products that, let’s admit, you just bought for that packaging. Plus, you maybe have never picked up that product to use it a single time.

However, I do feel like a disclaimer is needed. Some people do actually like to collect limited edition collections or even products that have a collector-worth packaging. However, I do not mean to offend anyone, but I do not believe in that. If you’re buying something, and spending the money on it, you have to use it and make your money worth. Plus, all that matter is the product itself. Now, into the post.

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Urban Decay Alice Through the Looking Glass Eyeshadow Palette – Now, this has to be the first one that comes to mind, when talking about beautiful packaging. It just seems like suddenly, you are inside The Hatter’s mind. It is just crazy and amazing at the same time.

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Moschino + Sephora Limited Edition Colection – Again, this is such a cute looking packaging. I mean, they are all little gold bears, and it couldn’t be any cuter. That is just cuteness overload.

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Urban Decay Basquiat Collection – This is such an amazing artist and the packaging couldn’t be any less. Even though the packaging was cardboard, it is such a nice packaging and it was just gorgeous.

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MAC x Mariah Carey Collection – MAC is a well-known brand when it comes to beautiful limited-edition package and collections and this one was no exception. The packaging was so extra and so beautiful.

Do you own any of these products? Have you used them? NA

Disclaimer: These images were retrieved from their rightful websites and I do not own any copyrights over them.