Real Techniques brushes & purple, my favorite combination

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I’ve been a daily user of several Real Techniques face brushes for years, so their eye makeup brushes were an obvious choice when I decided to try something new. And they were purple, who wouldn’t want that! Well, I didn’t buy the them just for their color, but because I wanted a set and this one basically includes every single brush you need. The Real Techniques starter set for eyes consists of the following five brushes: deluxe crease brush, base shadow brush, accent brush, fine liner brush, and brow brush.

So far I’ve tried three of them, both base shadow and crease brush as well as the accent brush. My first impressions are just like I imagined them to be: they are soft, precise and efficient. They complement my current eye shadow brush collection nicely and I really enjoy using the deluxe crease brush, it is much easier to blend everything together and create a smoky eye look now! And the accent brush is great for applying a highlighting eye shadow in the inner corner of my eyes and blending the eye pencil out.

The set also comes in a white panoramic case that is useful for travelling. The case is not the nicest I’ve seen in my life, but it serves its purpose. The right inner part has enough space for five brushes and the left side has two bigger compartments that can be used for storing two additional brushes. I find this amazing, because I can easily add two of my favorite face brushes, the blush and the expert face brush.

However, I have yet to try the fine line brush and the brow brush, first I have to buy a new gel eyeliner and a brow pomade, ha! We always find a way to buy new things, don’t we? :)

 

Another Lush gem: Enchanted Eye Cream

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Surprise, surprise, I have a new Lush favorite! You already know that I prefer serums over thick creams, so I was eager to try out the Enchanted Eye Cream (the Slovenian Lush website). My sister’s been using it all the time for around two years (and I loved it when I was at her place!). When I realised the skin around my eyes was very dry at the beginning of winter, I decided to buy it in a matter of microseconds during the sales in January. The Enchanted Eye Cream is a very gentle and fresh eye cream with lavender honey water, almond and jojoba oil. I love using it in the morning before I apply my daily cream and makeup, or in the evening before I go to bed. My skin is much softer and even concealer and foundation also look much better now. The only downside I can find is the pump – it’s impossible to get a small amount of the product out of the bottle (but I still make it work). So, if you’re looking for a very light-weight and moisturizing eye cream, this might just be it!

French Connection Backpack for the spring!

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Last week, I broke off my 10-year tradition of only wearing bags with this cute backpack from French Connection! My shoulders are in such a pain when I’m in the city for the whole day that I decided to see what the backpacks of today have to offer. I scrolled the entire Asos backpack section and this cute black faux-leather backpack caught most of my attention. It’s on the smaller side, but large enough to fit an A4 folder. Its zipper on top also reminds me of a bag, this is no way a typical backpack, I believe! And there’s plenty of space and small sections to save a bus ticket, mobile phone or a few make up items (there will be at least 5 lipstick gathered in no time!). I think this backpack comes in several shades, but black was probably the best decision in terms of combining it with my wardrobe, at least the early stages of my backpack use!

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