Self Care Sunday

imageProduct review: Garnier Skin Active Matcha + Kaolin Face Mask

This paraben-free face mask combines Matcha Tea and Kaolin Clay in a creamy texture aimed at purifying, refreshing, mattifying and cleaning the skin.

When I applied the mask I felt a tingling sensation in some places on my face which made me worry that it was too intense and that it could be damaging. However, once the tingling subsided, the mask was as comfortable as any other clay mask. The smell is pleasant but not too overpowering of Matcha.

It took quite a while to rinse off even though I donโ€™t think the layer I applied was too thick.ย  My face felt refreshed and definitely clean and clear. It appeared mattified and my moisturiser absorbed easily. After an hour or so, I did have some itchy patches on my cheek, so I added more moisturiser and hope it wonโ€™t be dry in the coming days.

All in all, it was a nice mask to use, though I will wait to see if there are any longer-lasting benefits as promised on the packaging.

Have you tried this mask yet? Have you experienced any side effects?

Happy Sunday

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Most used beauty products of 2018

2018 was a year of lots of makeup newness for me, so many new and fantastic products and also networking with amazing bloggers and Instagrammers in Switzerland and globally. My beauty highlight was seeing Jeffree Star at the launch of his line here in Switzerland. I didn’t get to meet him but I got to watch him while meeting those who got tickets; he was kind, friendly and of course, absolutely beautiful. Even though I didn’t wear makeup as often as I would have liked, I did have a few go-to products that I used regularly: View Post

Beauty News

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Fenty Beauty will be extending their foundation line to 50 shades (that’s 10 new shades to the all extensive range and also debuting 50 concealer shades, 8 translucent shades of setting powder (promising no flashback!!) as well as the tools to go with it – mini sponges, concealer brushes and a powder setting brush Release date will be 11.01.2019 online on their site, at Harvey Nicols and Sephora!

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Morphe Brushes are also launching foundation, in 60 shades which are set to hit their site and stores by 17.01.2019.

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The iconic Jeffree Star announced on Twitter that he will be launching concealers, setting powder, primer and foundation this year. Also be on the lookout for Blood Sugar palette part 2 releasing in March. His gorgeous, pink sparkly liquid lipstick displays will be restocking soon too! I can’t wait to get my hands on a set of these!!

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Christmas gift guide

Prompted by day 8 of the #stunnydesichristmaschallenge, here is my wish list gift guide for this year!

IMG_0540 (Edited) @JeffreeStarCosmetics NorthernLights palette โ€“ available at @BeautyBaycom for approx. Sfr 60.00 โ€“ unfortunately not available at Marionnaud Switzerland yet, but delivery from them is really fast and they have excellent customer service.

IMG_0542 (Edited) @JeffreeStarCosmetics Gold Makeup bag โ€“ available at @BeautyBaycom for approx. Sfr 31.00. This one or the rose gold would be perfect for your makeup on vacation.

IMG_0038 (Edited) @maccostmetics x @patrickstarrr #dazzleglass lip gloss in the shade โ€˜Ride my slayโ€™ โ€“ available at MacCosmetics.ch for Sfr 26.00 I ordered mine directly from the Mac Switzerland website as itโ€™s not available on the Manor or Globus sites yet. **I do not recommend ordering the little palettes from the swiss store as they cost Sfr60.00 each, as opposed to the US site where itโ€™s only USD33.00 each โ€“ even if you factor in shipping, itโ€™s still cheaper to order from the US (bonus tip, if you keep your total order under Sfr62, you wonโ€™t be charged import tax!)

IMG_0039 My absolute favourite perfume #Scandal by @jpgaultierofficial available at your favourite perfume supplier โ€“ Iโ€™ve noticed that Mueller Drogerie has it on special for about Sfr85!

IMG_0037 (Edited) Another favourite of mine @veuveclicquot champagne โ€“ not just for the holidays in my opinion!

IMG_0036 (Edited) @fentybeautyโ€™s latest #glossbomb in #Fu$$y โ€“ available at @sephoraswitzerland for approx. Sfr 23.00, the perfection addition to your holiday glam makeup!

I’m looking forward to seeing what everyone else has on their lists this year, what’s on yours?

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September Faves & Fails

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