Lookfantastic Beauty Box – May 2018

img_0660img_0707img_0703img_0766img_0752img_0718Two weeks ago I received the May edition of the Lookfantastic Beauty Box, well hello a bunch of new goodies! This month’s beauty box consists of six products, two of which are actually makeup items and I already tested both of them. Then there are three skincare bits and teeth whitening strips, so exciting!

I was most interested in the Sleek Makeup Face Countour Kit in shade Medium, but I have mixed feelings about this product. This contouring and highlighting duo comes in a small compact packaging with a mirror. Although such small mirrors are not very useful at home, they especially come in handy when travelling or on the go. I love that the contour shade is matt, but both bronzer as well as the highlighter are too powdery for me. They have a lot of fallout, the shade is too dark and I the highlighter doesn’t provide the sheen I usually go for. I may be biased because I already have a lot of great products, but this one just didn’t convince me. However, my sister loves it and uses both shades on the eyes, too – my opinion by no means applies to all people, that’s for sure :) The EYEKO Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner, however, is a completely different story! Despite my hooded eyes, the flick was almost intact in the afternoon and the intensity was still there in the evening. An amazing item, I really recommend trying it out if you’ve had some bad experience with felt tips.

Next there are three skincare products. The luxurious AVANT RNA Radical Firmness Anti Aging Serum was probably the most anticipated of them all by beauty lovers. It comes in the smallest packaging ever and I only tried it a couple of times, so I don’t believe I’ll be able to say whether I love it or not. My skin was fine the next day, but should probably invest around € 130 to take a good try – but I don’t see myself doing that in the immediate future, haha :) Another skincare item is the This Works In Transit Camera Closeup, a mask, moisturizer and primer all in one. To be honest, I haven’t tried it yet, but I will probably test it as a mask first and then as a moisturizer/primer. I will definitely keep you posted if it turns out to be amazing!

The third one is the SkinRepublic Bubble Purifying + Charcoal Face Sheet Mask, one of the hottest trends in skincare at the moment. Exposure to air creates bubbles and fruit acid is supposed to eliminate impurities, exfoliate and give a healthy and luminous glow. I haven’t tried it yet, but I look forward to testing it out! Last but not least, every box came with a package of four Spotlight Teeth White Strips. This is probably the most interesting item of this month’s beauty box in my opinion, particularly because I would never buy teeth whitening strips myself. I already tried them once and I LOVED the effect! The strips were so easy to use and I really feel my teeth look slightly whiter than before, they will be used up in no time!

This box was not that exciting as I thought it to be, I was really disappointed with the Sleek contouring duo. However, I love the eyeliner and the Spotlight Teeth White Strips, and I’m pretty sure that both masks and the cream will come in handy. So all in all, this was still a good value for the money and cannot wait to receive the June Lookfantastic Beauty Box!

Adventure Awaits!

img_0072img_0069img_0085img_0125img_0144Essence has been spoiling us with fantastic summer limited editions for years. The packaging of their new collection Adventure Awaits is so trendy and chic, lots of pink, pastels and golden details (a very Coachella-inspired theme!). This time I got the opportunity to test out the Collect moments, not things! bronzing eyeshadow palette full of of earth-toned shades. I’m not a huge fan of their eye shadows, but I decided to give them a try as I haven’t tried them out for several years. There are two light shades for applying into the inner corner of the eyes, two transition shades and two deeper eye shadows that are perfect for creating some definition in the outer part of the eyelid. I love earth-toned eye shadows and this palette will be a nice addition to my makeup collection!

The first three shades (and the first three swatches) have quite a chunky glitter, so you can expect some fallout. The first one is also very bright and almost white, a bit too much for me and I also feel this type of glitter would irritate my eyes. However, I love how easily all the other shades blend together and obviously, you don’t need to use all of them at once (have to admit, I adore applying just one eye shadow from time to time)!

The entire limited edition is already available in stores, I look forward to browsing though their new makeup items. The bronzer looks very intriguing and so do the golden tattoos, shiny body lotion and higlighting blotting paper. Is there anything you’d like to try from the new Essencce LE? :)

Raspberries and mint

raspberry-mint-infused-waterThis easy summer drink is something every fruit lover should try out. I’ve been drinking this raspberry & lemon mint infused water for the entire week, it’s that good! And as I already said in my Instagram post, it’s so easy that I don’t even call this a recipe. Just put frozen or fresh raspberries and lemon mint in a glass jar and pour over some sparkling water. After five or ten minutes, you can enjoy in the most refreshing drink you can make at home!

And I finally have the opportunity to start using my new glass straws that I ordered on ebay a few months ago (the link is here if you are thinking of getting them yourself). Plastic straws are really bad for the environment and we all throw away way too much plastic every single day. For this reason, I simply decided to buy reusable glass straws – and they look so much cooler as well! I ordered three packs of four straws as I really didn’t believe all of them would make their way to my kitchen, but not a single one of them broke during shipping. I look forward to organizing a spring/summer cocktail party, these straws are surely gonna be a huge hit!

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