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Himalayan charcoal face mask { review }

19 July 2017


A few month back, this face mask was all over the internet. It was out of stock everywhere. It was so hyped. I have to admit I did succomb to the crowd as soon as I got a taste of it. I repurchased it since. I use it twice a week. I leave it on for 10 minutes. So here is my review of the bodyshop's face mask.

― BRAND'S DESCRIPTION
Refine and revive your skin with our Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask. Inspired by Ayurvedic traditions, this 100% vegan tingling clay mask is infused with bamboo charcoal, green tea leaves and organic tea tree oil. And it’s been formulated without parabens, paraffin, silicone or mineral oil. This invigorating charcoal face mask draws out impurities and refines the appearance of pores for healthy-looking skin with a glow that shows.
5 ✰
― MY OPINION
First of all, I love that this mask is 100% vegan and is formulated without parabens, paraffin, silicone or mineral oil. I like the consistency of the mask. I have sensitive combinaison skin and this works well on me. My skin feels soft and hydrated, and my pores look so much better. However, it has a strong 'tingling effect' but nothing too serious and it doesn't hurt. It does take a while to remove but it's sooo worth it.

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my MAC collection

17 July 2017

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It's no surprise that I'm a MAC lover. The first makeup I ever purchased was from MAC so I guess this is why I always have a nostalgic feeling whenever I get something from MAC.

I was about to take pictures for this blogpost when I realized that I've lost one of my mac lipsticks. It's so sad. I used to own Armorous. It's one of my favourite mac lipstick shades... I might have to re-purchase it next payday... I don't think I can live without it!

― MY MAC COLLECTION
Brave - Cosmo - Fastplay - Diva. (from left to right)

As you can see, I'm a bit of a nude lover. It's a stapple in any lipsticks collection. Something that goes with any makeup and can be used every season. My favourite nude shade has to be Brave. It was my very first mac lipstick. For a bolder look, I always reach for my Diva lisptick which is my latest addition.


♡ SWATCHES
So this is what the lipsticks look like on my lips. I'm still new at this swatches game so be gentle. I hope it still helps. Now, you know what's in my mac collection. What about you? Which mac lipsticks do you own?

Thank you for reading and I'll see you on Thursday ♥ x

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Are you too much or too little ?

11 July 2017


I think we have all been there. This 'too much' feeling that cuts you to the core. Why is the world like this? What does it has define everything? Why can't we simply live? Why can't we be enough? Why does everything and everyone always have to be too much or too little? Can't we find a balance?

I don't know about you but I've always been called too much and yet never enough. I'm always defined as ' a handful '. I always take too much space. I always open my mouth too much. I'm a walking paradoxe. If there is anything I've learnt over the years is to never appologize for who you are. - unless you're an asshole then get them a new phone. You are who you are. Life happens. Things change. We all make mistakes and learn from them. There is no such thing as being not good enough or too much when you did the best you could.

Society claims that I'm human therefore I am fragile. Don't we all learn at a young age that feelings don't matter and we should hide our hearts? I guess, I skipped that one.

If there is anything I'd like to say to people who are defined by society as too much,, it would be the following message:

YOU ARE TOO MUCH TO BE PUT INTO WORDS. YOUR GREATNESS IS GREATER THAN WHAT THEY CAN PROCESS. YOU ARE MORE THAN ENOUGH. YOU ARE WHAT THE WORLD IS MADE OF. SOMEDAY, SOMEONE IS GOING TO SEE ALL THAT YOU ARE AND BE AS GREAT AS YOU. THEY WILL SEE YOU AS A CHALLENGE. A CHALLENGE THAT THEY CAN MEASURE UP TO AND ALL WILL BE ALRIGHT.

Cause after all, society only fears what they cannot understand.

What about you, what is your label? Have you ever been called: "not enought" or "too much"?

Thank you for reading and I'll see you soon ♥ x

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Take the day off { review }

18 June 2017

Hello lovebirds,
I don't know what it's about summer but I always buy Clinique products as soon as the sun comes up. I went a bit overboard and puchased most of the Take the day off range. - Me? Reasonable? When have I ever been...

―Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Oil
The first one I picked up is this one. I don't usually like oils but this one, girls, is nothing like anything I've encountred. It turns into this lovely foamy, liquidy thing. It's quite funny to use. I like to use it to remove my eye makeup. My skin always feels soft and clean after.

―Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm
This is probably my favourite out of the brunch. I love that it goes from solid to liquid form in an instant. However, I feel like it doesn't remove make up as well. I often have to use it twice to remove all my makeup. Other than that, it's an absolute dream.


―Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover For Lids, Lashes & Lips
Well, I haaaaate the formula of this one but it works wonderfully. It removes even the toughest lipsticks stains. It's the best eyes and lips remover I have ever tried. I just wished it had a different formula. This one feels sooo greasy... I hate it. Kinda a love/hate relationship... Do you feel me?

4 ✰

On overall, I absolutely love the idea of this new range. I'm loving using water to remove my makeup. There is something about a splash of cold water on your face in summer which always makes me happy!

What are your favourite makeup removers? Let us know in the comments.
Thank you for reading and I'll see you soon ♥ x

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summer outfits *inspiration*

11 June 2017


Hello lovebirds. I hope all is well. I'm not the biggest fan of summer. I always find it hard to dress in summer. I always look for ideas on Pinterest or Instagram which is why I prepared 3 outfits for my little birds. I have done this before, you can find last year's inspiration here.
You don't have to go buy new things. I'm sure you can find similar items of clothing in your own wardrobe. It's probably not everyone's style and that's okay. Thankfully, we all have different tastes. Anyway, I hope this inspires you this summer. Don't hesitate to share your summer outfits with me - or even just say hi! - on @serenbird 's instagram or twitter!

― OUTFIT 1


tote bag / white trainers / off the shoulders dress


This outfit is for the lazy days walking around the city. I've fallen back in love with converse. I feel like they go with everything. Converse shoes are the most comfy shoes on earth. For those days where I cannot be bothered, I'll be wearing this outfit - or something very similar - with some big sunglasses.


― OUTFIT 2


ruffle black shorts / pink floral top / plateform black sandals


This outfit looks very cute and yet simple. It has the perfect floral top tucked into cute little tailored shorts. It could work on pretty much any occasion. How perfect does that sounds?


― OUTFIT 3


white top / floral skirt / White Cross Strap Cork Block Heels


I wear a lot of white. My wardrobe is pretty much composed of white and pink undertones - besides your average black touches, ofc. At the moment, there are about 100 cute white tops on the market. I'm fighting hard not to buy new ones. I probably don't need another white top, do I?! ahahah Topshop is killing it at the moment. They have so many cute skirts and shorts... Please send help!


What about you, is there anything you like to wear in Summer? Let me know in the comments.
Thank you for reading and I'll see you soon ♥ x

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