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Hola my lovebirds! I hope your week went by smoothly. I hope you had an amazing week. My birthday was yesterday. I can't wait to show you everything I got! Spoiler alert : I WAS SPOILED ! (pun entended) You probably had a sneek peak - of my day - on my snapchat or instagram story.
Anyway, today's post is a review of the new mini eraser sponges by Real Techniques. I ordered them online alongside my new Miracle Complexion Sponge. By the way, do you replace your makeup sponges every three months? I'm just asking for a friend...

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Brand description :
' Erase makeup mishaps with the 2 pack of Miracle Mini Eraser Sponges from Real Techniques. The mini purple sponges can be used damp or dry and boast flat edges, which are designed to help erase, rounded sides to buff and blend out makeup and a precision tip for a targeted sweep. The Miracle sponges are an essential tool for your makeup bag, with the ability to sweep away eyeshadow that falls under the eye, erase eyeliner gone wrong, wipe away mascara smudges and blend away over applied blush or highlighter, resulting in a more professional finish to each of your makeup looks. Latex Free! '

My thoughts on those makeup sponges:
I put mine under water. It went slighly bigger. I was actually quite amazed with the quality of the sponge. It's so soft. It's definitely my favourite way to apply concealer. Those sponges have the perfect shape and size. It's easy to wash as well. I wasn't sure if I should wash it straight away or not so I waited a couple of days before washing it off. I used my beauty blender solid cleanser to wash it. Then, I rinced it with trepid - or hot, depending on how it went... you know how it's, sometimes in life, you got to go with the flow - water.
I'm genuinely impressed. I like them more than my usual beauty blender. I know, there are those teams on the blogging community. People either like the beauty blender or the Real Techniques miracle complexion sponge. And you know what? I can't choose. I love both of my babies those makeup sponges equally. I definitely understand what the rave is all about.

Do I recommend this product?
Yes, 100% yes. If you fancy a new beauty sponge then go for it! Those sponges are going to be very helpful. By the way, purple sponges, which kind of look weird are always a good bonus in my book! You know how much I like weirdness.

Have you tried these mini make up sponges? Do you like the Real Techniques makeup sponges? Share your own thoughts, in the comments below. Thanks for reading and I'll see you soon ♥

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*new* mini eraser sponges by RT { review }

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Hola my lovebirds! I hope your week went by smoothly. I hope you had an amazing week. My birthday was yesterday. I can't wait to show you everything I got! Spoiler alert : I WAS SPOILED ! (pun entended) You probably had a sneek peak - of my day - on my snapchat or instagram story.
Anyway, today's post is a review of the new mini eraser sponges by Real Techniques. I ordered them online alongside my new Miracle Complexion Sponge. By the way, do you replace your makeup sponges every three months? I'm just asking for a friend...

serenbird
Brand description :
' Erase makeup mishaps with the 2 pack of Miracle Mini Eraser Sponges from Real Techniques. The mini purple sponges can be used damp or dry and boast flat edges, which are designed to help erase, rounded sides to buff and blend out makeup and a precision tip for a targeted sweep. The Miracle sponges are an essential tool for your makeup bag, with the ability to sweep away eyeshadow that falls under the eye, erase eyeliner gone wrong, wipe away mascara smudges and blend away over applied blush or highlighter, resulting in a more professional finish to each of your makeup looks. Latex Free! '

My thoughts on those makeup sponges:
I put mine under water. It went slighly bigger. I was actually quite amazed with the quality of the sponge. It's so soft. It's definitely my favourite way to apply concealer. Those sponges have the perfect shape and size. It's easy to wash as well. I wasn't sure if I should wash it straight away or not so I waited a couple of days before washing it off. I used my beauty blender solid cleanser to wash it. Then, I rinced it with trepid - or hot, depending on how it went... you know how it's, sometimes in life, you got to go with the flow - water.
I'm genuinely impressed. I like them more than my usual beauty blender. I know, there are those teams on the blogging community. People either like the beauty blender or the Real Techniques miracle complexion sponge. And you know what? I can't choose. I love both of my babies those makeup sponges equally. I definitely understand what the rave is all about.

Do I recommend this product?
Yes, 100% yes. If you fancy a new beauty sponge then go for it! Those sponges are going to be very helpful. By the way, purple sponges, which kind of look weird are always a good bonus in my book! You know how much I like weirdness.

Have you tried these mini make up sponges? Do you like the Real Techniques makeup sponges? Share your own thoughts, in the comments below. Thanks for reading and I'll see you soon ♥

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Hi lovelies! I hope everything is okay for you. I finally finished reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying up. I sure took my sweet time reading it but it was very informative. I've done a few books reviews in the past. Boy, it was so long ago! I had just started blogging. Now, I feel like my style has changed quite a lot! Anyway, no more rambling. - well, to be honest, when have I ever stopped rambling? Yup, I can't remember either...


✧ THE JAPANESE ART OF DECLUTTERING AND ORGANIZING
' Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles?Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you’ll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever. The KonMari Method, with its revolutionary category-by-category system, leads to lasting results. In fact, none of Kondo’s clients have lapsed (and she still has a three-month waiting list).
With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house “spark joy” (and which don’t), this international bestseller featuring Tokyo’s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home—and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire. '


MY THOUGHTS ON THAT BOOK
I enjoyed reading that book. I love how Marie Kondon writes. It's fluid. It contains extracts from her personnal life and her experience as a tidying expert. You can find several chapters organized by theme. The book gradually takes you on your tidy journey. She shares tips and tricks on how organize and simplify your home. I love how she somehow gives us pieces of her Japanese heritage. She brushes through the Japanese culture and tradition. She is guiding us through what she calls the ' sparking joy of tidying up. ' If you're anything like me - and Marie Kondo, yes, we're pals now. well not really but... - that is to say you love pretty and tidy things then you'll probably like this book. After all, it's a damn book about tidying up!

HAS IT CHANGED MY LIFE?
As much as I want to say yes, it's just a book. I'm a tidy person. I've always ended up tidying and caring after people. However, I do feel like this book has influenced my life. I can relate to Marie Kondo. She fights to make the world a better place, a tidy house at a time!
This book had a lot of success when it came out. It was a #1 NY Times bestseller with more than 3 million copies sold. I find that fascinating. In the end, her book probably changed lives. - and most definitely, her book must have been a life-changing experience for her. So that's always good!

Have you read this book? Have you read any books that changed your views on life ?
Thanks for reading and I'll see you soon ♥

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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying up | book review


Hi lovelies! I hope everything is okay for you. I finally finished reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying up. I sure took my sweet time reading it but it was very informative. I've done a few books reviews in the past. Boy, it was so long ago! I had just started blogging. Now, I feel like my style has changed quite a lot! Anyway, no more rambling. - well, to be honest, when have I ever stopped rambling? Yup, I can't remember either...


✧ THE JAPANESE ART OF DECLUTTERING AND ORGANIZING
' Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles?Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you’ll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever. The KonMari Method, with its revolutionary category-by-category system, leads to lasting results. In fact, none of Kondo’s clients have lapsed (and she still has a three-month waiting list).
With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house “spark joy” (and which don’t), this international bestseller featuring Tokyo’s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home—and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire. '


MY THOUGHTS ON THAT BOOK
I enjoyed reading that book. I love how Marie Kondon writes. It's fluid. It contains extracts from her personnal life and her experience as a tidying expert. You can find several chapters organized by theme. The book gradually takes you on your tidy journey. She shares tips and tricks on how organize and simplify your home. I love how she somehow gives us pieces of her Japanese heritage. She brushes through the Japanese culture and tradition. She is guiding us through what she calls the ' sparking joy of tidying up. ' If you're anything like me - and Marie Kondo, yes, we're pals now. well not really but... - that is to say you love pretty and tidy things then you'll probably like this book. After all, it's a damn book about tidying up!

HAS IT CHANGED MY LIFE?
As much as I want to say yes, it's just a book. I'm a tidy person. I've always ended up tidying and caring after people. However, I do feel like this book has influenced my life. I can relate to Marie Kondo. She fights to make the world a better place, a tidy house at a time!
This book had a lot of success when it came out. It was a #1 NY Times bestseller with more than 3 million copies sold. I find that fascinating. In the end, her book probably changed lives. - and most definitely, her book must have been a life-changing experience for her. So that's always good!

Have you read this book? Have you read any books that changed your views on life ?
Thanks for reading and I'll see you soon ♥

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Hi my loves! I hope all is well in your world. If not, don't despair, it gets better. It always does... I mean, it has to get better! I thought I would post a more personnal blog. It has been a couple of days since I've actually done a litte life update. I might do one really soon. Anyhow, here are a few facts - you might not know about me :
Coucou, mes amours! J'espère que votre monde se porte bien. Si ce n'est pas le cas, ne désespérez pas. Cela s'arrange toujours. Du moins, ça s'arrange. C'est obligé. J'ai choisi aujourd'hui d'écrire un article un peu plus personnel. Pourquoi? Car je souhaite que vous appreniez à connaître un peu plus la blogueuse derrière Serenbird. Voici donc quelques détails sur moi :

1. I'm bossy. I simply can't help it. I always end up bossing people around. I don't really mean anything by it. So sorry if I ever bossed you around! I guess that's a burden we have to bear together ahahah
I also love pretty and expensive things. I know that it's not something everyone can understand. I tend to surround myself with pretty and expensive things. I love being amongst pretty things. I would rather own one expensive thing than 200 cheap things. It's just the way I am. I splurge on things and well, who gives a shit. I work so I can do whatever the f* I want with my money.

2. I've been considering starting a youtube channel but I'm too much of a chicken to actually do it. I'm already self-critical as it is. I'm afraid my french accent is going to show. - trust me, no one wants to hear that...

3. I don't have a lot of friends and I like it that way. I would rather have one friend that I see every weekend than a thousand friends that are always busy and can't be here when I need them. I'm a very loyal person so I expect people to be there when I was there for them. Sadly, they always tend to vanish. So yeah, real and smaller circle of friends, it's then!

4. I'm sooo short. So short, I'm often mistaken for a child. Don't you dare laugh! It's no fun... Trust me. You're always too short. You wear heels all the time just so you'll have a proper - average - height. You often have trouble reaching out for things. It's quite difficult to find things suit you perfectly. You have that baby face that makes people think you're the nicest person in the world. - Hint : I'm not nice. Or at least, I like to think I'm not nice.

5. I want to live in the UK or in Ireland. It's THE big plan. That 10 years plan you've had since you were old enough to make any plans. I want to travel the world but I also want a place to call my home. I've always felt at home when I was in the UK or in Ireland. In fact, I don't think I've ever felt more at home anywhere else.

Anyway, I definitely want you to get to know me better but I also want to get to know you better. So share with me, in the comments below, a few facts about you. Come on! Don't let me stand - on my own - awkwardly in the corner... Come join me!
Thanks for reading and I'll see you soon ♥

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5 facts about me

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Hi my loves! I hope all is well in your world. If not, don't despair, it gets better. It always does... I mean, it has to get better! I thought I would post a more personnal blog. It has been a couple of days since I've actually done a litte life update. I might do one really soon. Anyhow, here are a few facts - you might not know about me :
Coucou, mes amours! J'espère que votre monde se porte bien. Si ce n'est pas le cas, ne désespérez pas. Cela s'arrange toujours. Du moins, ça s'arrange. C'est obligé. J'ai choisi aujourd'hui d'écrire un article un peu plus personnel. Pourquoi? Car je souhaite que vous appreniez à connaître un peu plus la blogueuse derrière Serenbird. Voici donc quelques détails sur moi :

1. I'm bossy. I simply can't help it. I always end up bossing people around. I don't really mean anything by it. So sorry if I ever bossed you around! I guess that's a burden we have to bear together ahahah
I also love pretty and expensive things. I know that it's not something everyone can understand. I tend to surround myself with pretty and expensive things. I love being amongst pretty things. I would rather own one expensive thing than 200 cheap things. It's just the way I am. I splurge on things and well, who gives a shit. I work so I can do whatever the f* I want with my money.

2. I've been considering starting a youtube channel but I'm too much of a chicken to actually do it. I'm already self-critical as it is. I'm afraid my french accent is going to show. - trust me, no one wants to hear that...

3. I don't have a lot of friends and I like it that way. I would rather have one friend that I see every weekend than a thousand friends that are always busy and can't be here when I need them. I'm a very loyal person so I expect people to be there when I was there for them. Sadly, they always tend to vanish. So yeah, real and smaller circle of friends, it's then!

4. I'm sooo short. So short, I'm often mistaken for a child. Don't you dare laugh! It's no fun... Trust me. You're always too short. You wear heels all the time just so you'll have a proper - average - height. You often have trouble reaching out for things. It's quite difficult to find things suit you perfectly. You have that baby face that makes people think you're the nicest person in the world. - Hint : I'm not nice. Or at least, I like to think I'm not nice.

5. I want to live in the UK or in Ireland. It's THE big plan. That 10 years plan you've had since you were old enough to make any plans. I want to travel the world but I also want a place to call my home. I've always felt at home when I was in the UK or in Ireland. In fact, I don't think I've ever felt more at home anywhere else.

Anyway, I definitely want you to get to know me better but I also want to get to know you better. So share with me, in the comments below, a few facts about you. Come on! Don't let me stand - on my own - awkwardly in the corner... Come join me!
Thanks for reading and I'll see you soon ♥

serenbird
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Hi lovelies! My birthday is upon us. It's coming up quickly. You know how much I love making lists. So it's no surprise I'm making a birthday wishlist on my blog, isn't it? Anyway, I've made a list of all those things I'd love to get for my birthday. By the way, my birthday is on the 22nd of September - for those who didn't know it already. It might give you ideas on what to ask for your very own special day. I don't know... I love finding out stuff. So wishlists are a lovely way to find out more about the things other people like - or not.


I'd love to know what's on your wishlist. It might give me - or any lovebirds out there - some ideas so don't hold back. We are amongst friends here. Anyway, let me know in the comments below. Thanks for reading and I'll see you soon ♥

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birthday wishlist

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Hi lovelies! My birthday is upon us. It's coming up quickly. You know how much I love making lists. So it's no surprise I'm making a birthday wishlist on my blog, isn't it? Anyway, I've made a list of all those things I'd love to get for my birthday. By the way, my birthday is on the 22nd of September - for those who didn't know it already. It might give you ideas on what to ask for your very own special day. I don't know... I love finding out stuff. So wishlists are a lovely way to find out more about the things other people like - or not.


I'd love to know what's on your wishlist. It might give me - or any lovebirds out there - some ideas so don't hold back. We are amongst friends here. Anyway, let me know in the comments below. Thanks for reading and I'll see you soon ♥

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Hiii lovelies! Today, I'm talking about brands I want to discover, new makeup bits I want to try and all that jazz. I thought I would do a proper post on 5 makeup brands I'm interested in. This way I can find out what you think about them and whether you think I should try anything from them. - What you would recommend and such. So please, let me know in the comment below what you think ♡
Coucou les lovelies! Je vous parle aujourd'hui des marques que j'aimerais découvrir, du maquillage que j'aimerais tester... Enfin, vous voyez bien ce que je veux dire... Je me dis qu'ainsi vous pourrez me donner votre avis sur ces cinq marques de cosmétiques. Vous pourrez me conseiller et me dire si je dois ou non les tester. N'hésitez pas à me donner votre avis dans les commentaires, cela me fait toujours plaisir!

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1. STILA
You might remember that I already tested 2 of their products. After that, I definitely want to try more things. I think I might try their liquid eyeliner! Have you tried it?

2. SIGMA
I've yet to try anything from this brand. Sigma intrigues me. They seem to be a brand quite similar to MAC cosmetics. Sigma makeup brushes look damn amazing.

3. NYX
My dirty little secret. I'm not going to lie, I was - still am - quite skeptical about NYX. Everybody seems to rave about those products and I'm standing - awkwardly - in the corner, feeling meeh about NYX. This is not my kind of brands. I'm not fairly attracted to NYX. Nonetheless, strangely enough - peer pressure, anyone? naaah, i'm joking - I bought one of their creamy matte lipstick in the shade ROME. I need to do a review. I want to try more shades. Do you have any suggestions? Let's make it our dirty secrets.

4. KAT VON D
So this one is THE BRAND. That brand that is soooo freaking hard to get my hands on. My new white whale, if you will. In fact, I managed to find Kat Von D on a spanish website. I desperately want to try their concealer but it's always out of stock - in my pale shade, at least. Any idea where I could buy it?

5. OSKIA
Let's talk for a minute about the last holy grail of the skincare dept. Yes, I'm taking about none other than Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel. Let's be honest, we're all craving that beauty buy. It has been everywhere - on the blogosphere - for months. Everyone can't seem to shut up about this. Everyone is raving about the Renaissance Cleansing Gel. It looks like the cleansing gel of a life time. Clearly, if you're convinced you don't want it, you're clearly lying to yourself.

I hope you liked this blogpost. Don't forget to subscribe on bloglovin... You can also find me on twitter and instagram.
Have you tried anything from those brands? What are the brands or makeup bits you'd like to try? Thanks for reading and I'll see you soon ♥
Avez-vous déjà testé ces marques? Quelles marques aimeriez-vous tester? Merci pour votre lecture et on se retrouve bientôt ♥

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TO TRY OR NOT TO TRY THAT IS THE ?


serenbird - beauty + blog

Hiii lovelies! Today, I'm talking about brands I want to discover, new makeup bits I want to try and all that jazz. I thought I would do a proper post on 5 makeup brands I'm interested in. This way I can find out what you think about them and whether you think I should try anything from them. - What you would recommend and such. So please, let me know in the comment below what you think ♡
Coucou les lovelies! Je vous parle aujourd'hui des marques que j'aimerais découvrir, du maquillage que j'aimerais tester... Enfin, vous voyez bien ce que je veux dire... Je me dis qu'ainsi vous pourrez me donner votre avis sur ces cinq marques de cosmétiques. Vous pourrez me conseiller et me dire si je dois ou non les tester. N'hésitez pas à me donner votre avis dans les commentaires, cela me fait toujours plaisir!

serenbird - beauty + blog

1. STILA
You might remember that I already tested 2 of their products. After that, I definitely want to try more things. I think I might try their liquid eyeliner! Have you tried it?

2. SIGMA
I've yet to try anything from this brand. Sigma intrigues me. They seem to be a brand quite similar to MAC cosmetics. Sigma makeup brushes look damn amazing.

3. NYX
My dirty little secret. I'm not going to lie, I was - still am - quite skeptical about NYX. Everybody seems to rave about those products and I'm standing - awkwardly - in the corner, feeling meeh about NYX. This is not my kind of brands. I'm not fairly attracted to NYX. Nonetheless, strangely enough - peer pressure, anyone? naaah, i'm joking - I bought one of their creamy matte lipstick in the shade ROME. I need to do a review. I want to try more shades. Do you have any suggestions? Let's make it our dirty secrets.

4. KAT VON D
So this one is THE BRAND. That brand that is soooo freaking hard to get my hands on. My new white whale, if you will. In fact, I managed to find Kat Von D on a spanish website. I desperately want to try their concealer but it's always out of stock - in my pale shade, at least. Any idea where I could buy it?

5. OSKIA
Let's talk for a minute about the last holy grail of the skincare dept. Yes, I'm taking about none other than Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel. Let's be honest, we're all craving that beauty buy. It has been everywhere - on the blogosphere - for months. Everyone can't seem to shut up about this. Everyone is raving about the Renaissance Cleansing Gel. It looks like the cleansing gel of a life time. Clearly, if you're convinced you don't want it, you're clearly lying to yourself.

I hope you liked this blogpost. Don't forget to subscribe on bloglovin... You can also find me on twitter and instagram.
Have you tried anything from those brands? What are the brands or makeup bits you'd like to try? Thanks for reading and I'll see you soon ♥
Avez-vous déjà testé ces marques? Quelles marques aimeriez-vous tester? Merci pour votre lecture et on se retrouve bientôt ♥

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