Skincare Routine 2016

Not to sound vain or cocky, but I am really proud of my skin. Especially how comfortable I feel without make up on. But not only I think that way, but I get complimented all the time on how good my skin looks without any products on it. So instead of just telling those people about my skincare routine, I decided to let you all know. But a little disclaimer right here, my skin is naturally really good. My mother never had problem with akne or any other skin issues and I got her good skin genes. I never used to have my own skincare routine until about a few months ago. So let’s dive into my skincare routine.

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I always start using my micelles water by Balea which is available in the german drugstore called dm.  I use their version for dry and sensitive skin, since my skin is really dry lately. I use it to take off my make up on a daily basis and I am obsessed. I never found a product that gets rid off of my mascara easily but this takes only one swipe and my mascara is all gone. Not only is it really effective but it also doesn’t irritate my eyes, which is quite important to me since I wear contact lenses. I highly recommend it to all my german followers out there, especially since it retails for only 2,95€.

My next step in my skincare routine requires my face peeling by Balea and my Skin For Perfect Skin that I got from Vanity Planet. This is perfect for my skin type because I always have to get rid off of my dead skin, ever since I have absolute dry skin. I do not use this daily but every second day. The face peeling is especially for sensitive skin and smells like raspberry, but fortunately it isn’t an overpowering scent and doesn’t linger on your skin for too long. The face peeling retails for 1,95€ and the Skin For Perfect Skin for 83,00€.

Quick info if you think about buying the Skin For Perfect Skin – First search on google for a discount code since many youtubers have one for 70%-off.

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Once to twice a week I clear my pores with my Clear Improvement Active charocal mask by Origins. I bought this face mask because Kathleen Lights once recommened it in one of her videos.  I always wanted to get a facemask that is for more than one use, because those one use face masks always break my skin out even though my skin isn’t sensitive at all with other products. But I found this face mask which clears my pores amazingly. I always leave this mask on for about 10-20 minutes and rinse it off in the shower. It really improved my skin, making it look almost flawless when it comes to my pores. This mask retails for 17,99€ which is a little more up there, at least for me but it’s totally worth it. I never want to miss this face mask in my skincare routine.

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Last but not least I use the relaxing care day and night cream by bebe young care. Which is the perfect cream for every skin type there is. I’m not a fan of having a too oily moisturizer or having one that takes ages to sink in your skin, but this is PERFECT for me. This moisturizer sinks in just a few seconds and leaves your skin absolutly smooth and flawless. I am obsessed with this one and re-purchased it a ton already. This face cream retails for 3,15€. 
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I am quite proud at how my skin looks without any make up on, so I hope you like this post and my skincare routine. Are there any Skincare products that you swear by? Let me know in the comments down below, on facebook, on twitter, on tumblr or on ask.fm. I am excited to hear what products work for you.

In love,
Caroll-Ann aka dvlightful

Colour Pop – Lip Swatches

I always wanted to get myself some Colour Pop products but the shipping to germany is ridicilious overprized. That is why I took the chance to order myself something when they offered 4,99$ international shipping. I hope they’ll offer that more often, because I need some more of their products. Anyway, I decided to make a first impression/lip swatch post because it’s hard or expensive to get your hands on their stuff when you are living outside of the US. Anyway, let’s get to the post.

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Matte Lippie Stix – Oh Snap

oh-snapI heard so many good things about the matte Lippie Stix formula so I had to get myself some of their colours. Oh Snap is an amazing pale pink nude that looks beautiful on my skin tone. This is probably my favorite out of all of the colours I got. The formula is almost flawless, it dries down really matte without drying out your lips. The only thing I do not like is that the lippie stix aren’t transfer proof. But other than that it’s amazing, especially because of the prize.
The Lippie Stix retail for 5,00$
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Creamy Lippie Stix – Aquarius

aquariusI got myself this Lippie Stix because one of my favorite Youtuber created it, Kathleen Lights. I ordered it even though it’s a cream finish one but I got to say, it’s quite amazing. I don’t think that Aquarius is too creamy. I think it’s the perfect combination of matte and creamy, at least on my lips. This is the perfect “my lip colour but prettier”-shade. I adore it, but I probably won’t reach for it as often as I reach for the other ones. But that’s just because I prefer matte lipsticks.
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Matte Lippie Stix – Lumière

lumiereAgain I got this because of Kathleen Lights, I’d buy anything that girl creates, let’s be honest. Again the formula is amazing, the colour pay off is absolutely insane for the prize point. The Lippie Stix are so pigmented that you do not need to use much of Lumière to get the full amazing colour. This will probably look amazing with a natural eye-look. I can not wait to wear this shade more often. Again, this isn’t tranfer proof but still lasts for quite a long time. You probably have to re-apply during the day though, but I honestly don’t mind it.
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Ultra Matte Lip – Beeper

beeperI ordered myself an Ultra Matte Lip, even though I heard that their formula is really drying but I am so obsessed with matte lips, that I wanted to try it out on my own. The formula of their Ultra Matte Lips do really dry out your lips, but I used a lip scrub before hand and a lip treatment afterwards. So it might dry out my lips, but I give them their moistrue back with a good treatment and a nice chapstick. Beeper is an amazing colour, it’s a warm mid-tone taupe which I really like. But probably a colour that I wouldn’t wear without make up on, this is a colour for a full face of make up, at least for me. Also I read that this colour is a dupe to Dolce K by Kylie Cosmetics. I do not know about that just yet, but I’ll keep you updated.
Their Ultra Matte Lips retail for 6,00$
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I can recommend Colour Pop, at least their Lippie Stix and their Ultra Matte Lips. The quality of their products is amazing, especially for the prize. I am amazed and will probably buy some more when their shipping isn’t as expensive anymore.
Do you guys own any Colour Pop products and what are your favorites? Tell me in the comments down below, on twitter, on facebook, on tumblr or on ask.fm. Also do you want to see me using one of those lipsticks for a make up look in the future? Let me know.

In love,
Caroll-Ann aka dvlightful

My September Favorites – Top 4 Liquid Lipsticks 2016

I’m sorry that I didn’t post in 2 weeks, but I had a kidney infection and couldn’t really concentrate on anything else than getting healthy. But now I have a new post for you guys, I thought about doing my second monthly favorite post, but I didn’t really have that many new products which is why I decided to talk about my Top 4 Favorite Liquid Lipsticks that I used in the month of September. But let’s stop the shit chat and start the post.

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#4 NYX Lingere in the shade 02 Embellishment

foto-05-10-16-1-57-16-pmThis is the perfect shade to get when you want a more vampy colour. This colour is a purple toned brown which looks beautiful with a full face of make up. This is not a shade that looks good on anyone though. I even think that it doesn’t look good on me in the winter time, because of my really fair skin. That’s why it’s only my #4 in the Top 4. I adore this shade.

I’ll insert pictures of me wearing the shade.

#3 NYX Lingere in the shade 03 Lace Detail

foto-05-10-16-1-57-45-pmLace Detail is such a nice nude shade, which is perfect for us fair skin girls. It’s really light and perfect for the days you want to only have masacara and some lipstick on. It makes your lips looks flawless, but can look a little too pale when you have a bit of tan, which I had in the month of september. But no matter what, ti’s still such an amazing nude shade.
Also I feel like this shade might be a really good dupe for the Kylie Cosmetics Lipkit in the shade Exposed.

 

#2 NYX Lingere in the shade 08 Bedtime Flirt

foto-05-10-16-1-57-30-pmI ADORE this lipstick shade. It’s such a perfect fit for me. It’s a pink nude, which looks perfect on my complexion. I bought this shade because people told me it’s a good dupe for the Kylie Cosmetics Lipkit in the shade Candy K and I agree with all of them. It’s a perfect dupe, I do not know about formula wise, but colour wise it is.

Also I love the formula of the NYX Lingere Liquid Lipsticks because it’s not too drying and last a long time unless you eat something oily or greasy. Other than that it’s one of the best liquid lipsticks in my opinion.

#1 Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick in the shade Celebrity Skin

foto-05-10-16-1-56-59-pmHonestly, this is probably the best liquid lipstick I ever owned. I was debating a whole lot whether I want to get this lipstick or not, regarding of all the drama about Jeffree Star but I do not have to support the person behind the brand to love the make up. I am all about make up and this just is one of the best ever. So I purchased one shade and will get more shades in the future. Not only is the brown nude shade with peachy undertones perfect for me, but also the formula is amazing. I wore this a whole lot in the month of September and it lasted ALL night, considering that I ate chicken nuggets with fries, that’s perfect. No matter what I or you might think about Jeffree Star himself, his make up products (at least the Liquid Lipsticks) are perfection.

Those were my Top 4 Favorite Liquid Lipsticks of the month September. I am sorry for the bad lip swatches, I didn’t wear any make up, so do not mind any redness that you see on my face in the pictures. What are your favorite liquid lipsticks? I really want to improve my collection, since I am a liquid lipstick junkie. Let me know in the comments down below, on twitter, on tumblr, on ask.fm or via email. I hope you guys liked this post, I’ll try to post weekly from now on. So make sure to come back in a week or follow me with your email address.

In love,
Caroll-Ann aka dvlightful