Empties: Holiday Empties #1

I am excited to do my first empties post! In the beginning of July I decided to start doing these first and foremost as I simply love reading them myself, and also as a way to encourage me to use up some of the stuff I've got lying around. This is not my first "real" empties post, but rather a little trial teaser to feature the stuff I used up whilst on holiday, hence all the samples. As I do travel a bit, though don't plan on doing it for a while now, I have decided to have a separate empties series called Holiday Empties. I will have a separate July Empties post at the end of the month/beginning of August.


The 100 Days Challenge

Yes, that's right. I'm doing it. As you will see when I start posting my most recent haul that I've found it necessary to split into 3 posts(!) I have acquired enough stuff. Today I decided I needed more storage for my makeup, but after having moved it all into three additional new droors, I still needed more space. It became clear to me that I have quite enough and more than anyone would ever need. I have every color of eyeshadow and blush and bronzer I need. I might like to have others, and that's where all of my problems begin, but I have more than enough to last me a very long time and there are other, more important things, I should be saving for.


The Liebster Award

The lovely Amy over at Rising Sun tagged me for this award a few weeks back and I am so honored. The only reason it's taken me a while to write this post is I had to find 11 blogs with under 200 followers that I wanted to tag myself. That and my holiday was right there in the middle as well!


Holiday Packing Guides: What I took and what I used - the makeup

I just returned from a 10 day trip to the south of France (yes, again) and thought I'd make some holiday related posts. I have a pretty massive haul coming up, but first thought I'd write about what I took with me on holiday and what I actually ended up using. I thought this could be interesting as a little reminder for any of you about to travel yourselves of both what not to forget, and also what you don't really need.


Review: Lancome Gel Eclat

Lancome doesn't get much free press in the blogsphere and sometimes I wonder why. Especially their skincare which has quite the cult following. For years their skincare was the only products I'd let come anywhere near my face. After trying out a bunch of different skincare brands and products, and while I did discover some amazing stuff, I found myself missing some of my old staples, especially as I had pretty good skin when last using the brand. And so I went and picked up my old favorite, Gel Eclat, hoping it would still be as good as I remembered it to be.


Review: Dior Diorshow Extase Mascara

Christian Dior's Diorshow Extase is ment to "plump lashes inside and out" by treating and reconstructing the lashes and as a mascara add lenght and volume. It can be used as a treatment with other mascaras on top, or as a mascara on it's own.


Review: Estee Lauder Double Wear Light in Intensity 2.0

I've never tried Estee Lauder's famed Double Wear Foundation, but I have, like most of you, kept hearing wonderful things about it, and so was always keen to give it a go. Revlon's Color Stay is ment to be a dupe, and I like Color Stay sometimes. What I don't like is how heavy it is, and so I decided to try the Double Wear Light instead!


All used up: Sanctuary Spa 5 Minute Thermal Detox Mask

Sanctuary Spa has a fairly reasonable collection of skincare and body care products on offer in Boots. I have tried quite a few of their products and can honestly say I've never been dissappointed. On it's usual 3 for 2 offer I picked up my first 5 Minute Thermal Detox Mask about two years ago out of mere curiosity.


Favourites: June 2012

These are products that I have used and loved this month. It could be new purchases or old re-discoveries. There won't always be one in every category, as this is not for what I've been using, but products that have really stood out and that has gotten me excited about make up and skincare. Sometimes I might include things from other categories if I feel it's worth a mention, but not always.
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