Tiny Kiko haul + { review }

23 April 2017

Hello lovebirds, It has been quite some time since I've purchased any makeup or even anything from Kiko. You & I both know this girl has expensive tastes. - Unfortunately. She loves pretty and expensive things. However, I'm never one against drugstore makeup. Some things I like to splurge on and some others things I prefer to save up on. Let's face it, I've tried so many makeup products now that I kinda know my shit. Basically, I know what to shop and where. I know what products I can purchase and not be disappointed.

This time, I picked up a few things. The brush cleanser is something I've always wanted to try. I want to compare it to the one from Sephora. The second item is Intensive Hand&Foot Scrub. I was seduced by the idea of a hand and feet scrub. I mean, who wouldn't ? It seems like such an awesome idea! The lipstick is a new edition of an old time favourite. It's Kiko's Unlimited Double Touch 122 lipstickin the shade : "burgundy". We all know this shade has my name written all over it... How was I supposed to resist? Last but not least, Coloured Balm 06 is a basic thing. The kind of things you lazily put on your lips on your way to work or in the bathroom of a small coffee shop. A splash of colour that hydrates your lips.



― Unlimited Double Touch 122.
I've now worn this lipstick for at least 4 times. I have found that this new formula is quite different from the old one. It's more liquid and less opaque. It doesn't dry as much as the old one. It lasts less. To be honest, I could wear the old version all day and not have to reapply it but this one I have to reapply if I drink too much teas. I definitely need a lipstick that don't vanish after a few drinks... If you have met any, please, send them my way...


― Brush Cleanser.
I was quite disappointed with this product. I don't feel like it works at all. At least, on the first try, it didn't clean my dirty brushes. They were only "wet". When swipped on a tissue, there are residue of makeup but that's all. It didn't really do the trick... It's a bit harsh as well. I wouldn't recommend this at all.

― Coloured Balm 06.
I don't have much to say on this product. It's a pretty basic thing. Nothing awesome to report. It doesn't add any colour to my lips. It's quite thick and sticky. It stays on my lips for quite some time. I'm not a big fan of that shinny/glossy/sticky effect but it feels like my lips are more nourished. I guess what I'm trying to say is that I didn't notice anything life changing. Nevertheless, it smells freaking amazing. It is sooo addictive!

― Intensive Hand&Foot Scrub.
I've tried this on my hands - Bare in mind that I've very dry hands. - and didn't have much hopes but still, I ended up being disappointed. I didn't notice much difference at first so I decided to keep using it. I'm thinking maybe it's more about how often you use it. Maybe if I use it often I will notice a difference?! I don't know... I will keep you updated. I guess, this review is TO BE CONTINUED!

Have you tried any of those products? Do you have any ideas on what I should try next?

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


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5 GOOD THINGS & A BLANK PAGE WALK INTO A PUB

13 April 2017


Hello my lovebirds,

I hope you're doing well. The last few weeks have been very hectic. I didn't get much sleep or time to myself but mostly, my biggest excuse for my lack of blogging is : the writer's block.

It seems like my mind has gone blank. I cannot figure out what I want to write about or what I want to do with this blog...

Did it ever happen to you? This feeling. Your mind is suddenly blank. It's like your brain is switched off. There is nothing. Nothing that can motivate you or nothing you could think of. It is all pointless. Why even bother?

I feel like I'm blogging poorly. My content isn't as good as I wanted it to be. I have lost my way.

I guess it has a lot to do with how I've been feeling lately but I'm not drowning yet. I refuse to sink. I'll not let life drag me down with her. I've gone too far. I've fought too hard to give up now. Blogging has always been my little escape.

So, I'm not giving up. I'm not giving up on you, my lovebirds.

I'll not surrender to the waves.

To cheer us up, here are 5 good things of these past few weeks :

1. I've reconnected with an old friend. I'm so so grateful for that. It's such a lovely feeling to reconnect with someone from your past.
2. I'm spending the weekend with one of my bestmates. She is my other half. We have not seen each other in years. I CANNOT WAIT!
3. After a week without hot water, I managed to take a bath. Everyone knows how much I love my baths. There is no trouble that cannot be cured by a hot bath.
4. I've made new awesome friends and met interesting people along the way. It has reminded me of how much I want and need to travel again. I need to find my home, discover new countries, new people and new ways of life ♥
5. Thank you for all the sleepless nights, the laughs, the drinks, the bagels, the dancing and the friendships.


What are your 5 good things? Do not hesitate to share it with us in the comments.
Thank you for reading and I'll see you soon ♥ x


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PICK 5 NUDES

31 March 2017


Good morning, my loves!

I hope you're having a lovely week. You know my love for lipsticks. I mean, it's no surprise now. I don't think I ever leave my house without wearing lipstick. Whenever I'm not wearing lipstick anyone can tell something is terribly wrong with me ahahahahah. To this point, I don't think anyone could recognize me if I'm not wearing lipstick. Lately, I've been loving me some nudes. It's always about the nude, isn't it? I swear, I need to remember to be a little classy. I make too many puns. Anyway, I wanted to share with you my favourite nude lipsticks but most importantly I want to hear what are YOUR favourite nudes lips. So please let me know in the comments below what are your favourite lipsticks.


― Meet Matt(e) Hughes, The Balm: trustworthy & Daring.
I love the colours of those lipsticks. It suits me so fucking well. It's like my face is more luminous when I'm wearing it. Weirdest thing! The only thing is it's messy. So fucking messy. Whenever I apply it, it slips on my face, make its way onto my teeths... It has a life of its own... It's cray-cray. It's contagious. It leaves me with very dry lips. It needs to be reapplied quite frequently. You need to watch what you eat. I guess, it's just like any other liquid lipstick...

― Everlasting lipstick, Kat Von D: Lolita.
I don't know what it is about this colour but damn, girl. It always looks different when I do 'the paper tissue thing'. It's lovely. It lasts quite well on the lips. It doesn't look patchy after a few hours. It doesn't dry out my lips. For a liquid lipstick, it's pretty good.

― Soft matte lipcream, NYX: Rome.
The perfect ally to the 'no makeup makeup look' is none other than this NYX lipstick. It's the kind of lipstick you can put on under 1 minute and it'll still look good. It's your lips but better. The only downside is that it will vanish quicker than a chocolate tablet.

― clear message, Zoeva: .
This lipstick isn't my usual kind of lipsticks. By that I mean that it's out of my comfort zone. It's a pale colour. It's nude and pale. I'm more into dark lips. I can rock a dark purple any day but pale lips are another story... However, with a smokey eye, it looks wonderful. You cannot have dark lips paired with smokey eyes so you have to find an alternative, can't you? This lipstick is my alternative to bold lips. The light colour only works this way since my skin is quite pale.

As you can see, I'm all about the matte. I guess, I'm just that kind of girl.

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

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Products mentioned in this blogpost:
the balm - Kat von D - NYX - zoeva.

Coconut lane wishlist

29 March 2017


Good morning, my pretty birds! I've not done a wishlist in sooooo long. It's long overdue. As you might remember, Coconut lane is offering 20% off every order when you use my discount code : serenbird20. I've been lurking around their new items and new website... I'm still waiting on some items to go back in stock but here are my picks :





What's on your wishlist? Do not hesitate to share it with us in the comments.
Thank you for reading and I'll see you soon ♥ x

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NYX cosmetics *first impressions*

27 March 2017


Hello lovebirds. I hope all is well. I'm doing a mini review/first impressions today. My big sister (Magda ♥) lend me some of her NYX makeup so I could do a review for you. Do you remember that article I wrote about the brands I wanted to try ? I'm glad to report that I managed to try most of these brands.

I still have mixed feeling when it comes to NYX. This time I found three products that I thought would be worth mentioning. I want your takes on everything. NYX products seem to be a bit of a hit and miss.

― NYX, ILLUMINATOR.
I really love this product. I think I might purchase it the next time I'm near a NYX shop. It looks pigmented and not some kind of disco ball highlighter. I was very surprised. I'm all in for this golden sheer! I would totally recommend having a look into those highlighter!

― NYX, HS42 Strike a pose.
This was a disappointment. I love the color but it's not pigmented enough for me. I feel like the color and the formula aren't what I look for in an eyshadow. The color is simply not as bright as I would have thought it to be but the packaging is hella cute. However, if you're on the market for a light brown, natural looking eyeshadow, give it a go! For the price tag, it's pretty good...

― NYX, HD studio photogenic.
The formula isn't too watery or too creamy. However, my dry under-eyes were not very keen of this product. Nonetheless, the coverage is fairly good. It would probably work very well on anyone who doesn't have a dry skin.

Swatch of NYX illuminating powder in Ritualistic.

Do you have any NYX products to recommend? Do not hesitate to share it with us in the comments. Thank you for reading and I'll see you soon ♥ x

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Products mentioned in this blogpost:
Illuminator IBB04 RITUALISTIC - HD studio photogenic - HS 42 strike a pose, hot singles eyeshadow.

Karavital Bio { review }

23 March 2017


Hello my loves. I hope you're doing well. I'm back with a little review. My dear friend NADIA was kind enough to give me the opportunity to try one of her products.

This product belongs to the haircare category. What it is meant to do is to strengthen and stimulate your hair. Your hair appears shinnier and healthier with this product composed of 5 oils.

What I noticed is that it feels kind of warms when I let it on my hair. It's like you can feel the product working his magic ahahahahah. I looooove it! Joke aside, it does feel like my hair is shinnier and stronger after using it. I need to use it more in my daily routine but to be honest I've been a bit lazy lately. I lack of time and honestly I cannot be bother to spend too much time on my hair. - WHO IS WITH ME, GIRLS?

However, I try to use this every sunday. I leave it on the afternoon and then wash my hair in the evening.

I would totally recommend this product. It's quite nice and every component of this product are vegan and natural-ish. What more can a girl ask for?

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

Bonjour mes amours, j'espère que vous allez bien. Je suis de retour avec une petite revue. Mon amie Nadia que vous pouvez retrouver ici et , a eut la gentillesse de me laisser tester un de ses produits.

Ce produit est un soin pour les cheveux de la marque FormVital. Il s'agit du Karavital bio qui est un soin dynamisant pour cheveux secs ou abîmés. Ce soin est à appliquer de la façon suivante : " appliquez sur cheveux secs deux fois par semaine, massez le cuir chevelu et peignez de la racine aux pointes. Entourez la tête d'une serviette pendant une heure. Rincez et lavez avec un shampoing. " Ce produit est composé de 5 huiles et promet de stimuler, fortifier et faire briller vos cheveux.

J'ai testé ce produit selon les recommandations de Nadia. Je l'utilise aussi souvent que possible... C'est à dire dès que j'ai une petite minute à moi. Dès qu'il est appliqué sur mes cheveux, il donne une sensation étrange... de chaleur... C'est un peu comme ci mes racines chauffaient. SURCHAUFFE NON LIÉE A MON MANQUE DE CERVEAU, PROMIS. C'est un peu comme si je ressentais la magie du produit faire effet... Et vous savez quoi? J'adore ça!

Après l'avoir utilisé, j'ai l'impression que mes cheveux sont plus brillant et un peu plus doux. Je pense qu'il me reste encore à utiliser le produit pendant quelques fois supplémentaires pour tester ses effets sur le long terme. Un jour peut-être que je serais moins flemmarde. Qui sait. Il faut bien rêver un petit peu.

Le grand plus de ce produit à mes yeux reste sa composition. Il est globalement composé d'ingrédients naturels. Si c'est pas top, ça?

Je recommande donc ce produit à tous les lovebirds qui ont envie de changer un peu leur routine capillaire.

Merci pour votre lecture et à très vite ♥ Plein de bisous.

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SHOPPING GUIDE | MAC COSMETICS

6 March 2017


Hey lovebirds! It's no surprises that I'm a bit of a mac lover. I've done so many reviews and hauls of their products. I decided to open my new series : shopping guide with this peculiar iconic brand.

Whenever I go into mac's website or if I'm brave enough to go into a shop, there are a few things I cannot stop looking at. Instant attraction. Over the years, I've tested a few things from Mac Cosmetics. I have to admit Mac Cosmetics started my love for makeup. Therefore, it will always have my heart. In this blog, I'm sharing with you a few products I love and also what kind of products I would recommend buying and why. Let me know if you want me to do a review on any mac product!

FOUNDATIONS | I looove mac's foundations because I know there is a shade that is THE perfect match to my skintone. I know the finish will be flawless. I know, it will last very well - even after 10 exhausting hours. However, I no longer use high coverage foundations and I find Mac Cosmetics' foundations to be high coverage.
~ My fav. foundation & powder: Mineralize SPF 15 Moisture foundation & Mineralize Sklinfinish powder.

CONCEALERS | I like their concealers but none of them work well for me - except for the Conceal and Correct Palette for which I have an undying love. All of their liquid concealers dry my under eye area like nobody's business. So I have mixed feeling.

BLUSH | I love their blush. It's highly pigmented and gives a natural glow. My all time favourite is the Peaches which is my everyday blush in Spring.
~ Blush I recommend: Peaches & Peachykeen.

LIPSTICKS | The reputation of those lipsticks preceeds them. Are they really that great? It's not too expensive compared to other lipsticks. It's quite long lasting. I love the formulas of the matte and amplified creme. I wouldn't recommend lustre or cremesheen lipsticks' range. It's simply not my cup of tea. However, my mac lipsticks are my go to when I want something quick and easy. I know I can apply those lipsticks under a minute and it'll look flawless for hours.
~ Lipsticks I can recommend: Brave (♥), Amorous & Fast play.

I have yet to try their highlighters. I like their skincare range. I feel like every products can give a glowy look. I feel like Mac Cosmetics is one those brands that feels professional and yet easy to access...

Have you tried any of Mac Cosmetics products? What products do you love or hate? Thank you for reading and I'll see you soon ♥ x

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DIY Vegan Hair Mask Recipe *guest post*

2 March 2017


Hey my lovebirds! This blog is a guest post. It was written by the lovely Lou. You can find her at Body Health Love. She has a nice Hair mask recipe that I thought you might love. I'll let you discover her hair mask.

GUEST POST


Whenever my hair feels dry and dull, I use this nourishing vegan hair mask to bring it back to life. It’s really easy to make, and you probably already have most of the ingredients in your kitchen cupboard.

It contains completely natural ingredients which infuse your hair with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and protein to help make it strong, smooth and shiny. If the dry winter air also saps moisture from your skin, you can combine this DIY hair mask with one of my 5 best shampoos for a dry scalp.


Avocado
Avocado is often referred to as a power fruit thanks to its host of beneficial properties. It contains four times the amount of potassium than bananas, as well as Vitamins A, B6, D, E, a variety of minerals and folic acid.
It penetrates hair cuticles to lock in natural moisture and helps keep your strands shiny and supple. It also contains a high amount of protein which your hair needs to stay strong and healthy.

Banana
Yes, you read that right. The next time you have a soft banana hanging around, keep it for this DIY hair mask. Banana contains Vitamins A, B, C, E, potassium, folate and natural oils.
It can help smooth and soften your strands and protects your hair’s natural elasticity to avoid breakages. Massaging it into your scalp also helps remove dead skin cells, infuses your skin with nutrients and helps reduce hair loss.

Coconut Milk
Coconut milk works as a deep conditioner and natural detangler, and also has antifungal and antibacterial properties. It provides a cooling sensation on your scalp and can help fight the yeast-like fungus which causes dandruff.
Coconut milk can restore dry, damaged hair which feels brittle by nourishing from root to tip. It has excellent moisturizing properties and contains a whole range of vitamins, niacin, folate and lauric acid.

Coconut Oil
You may already be familiar with the benefits of coconut oil, as it’s one of the best multitasking hair care products nature has to offer. It contains lauric acid, Vitamins E, K and antioxidants, and can help reduce protein loss so your hair stays strong and supple.
Coconut oil is also the perfect way to protect your hair from environmental, styling and heat damage, and can also tame flyaways and frizz. It has the added benefit of working as a natural sunscreen to also protect your strands from harmful UV rays.

Olive Oil
Olive oil works as a natural emollient and can helps smooth the outer cuticles of hair fibers as well as split ends. It has rich moisturizing properties and can make your strands feel healthier, stronger and shinier.
It’s a great source of Vitamins A, E and antioxidants, and protects the natural keratin in your hair so it can seal in moisture. Rubbing a little olive oil into your scalp can also promote new hair growth and remove a buildup of sebum.


~ Ingredients
- 1/2 Avocado
- 1/2 Banana
- 50 ml Coconut Milk
- 2 tbsp Coconut Oil
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil

~ Method
Put all the ingredients in a blender and mix well. The smoother you make the mixture, the easier it will be to spread through your hair and rinse out later.

Apply the mask all over your hair, working from the roots right down to the tips, and massage your scalp for a few minutes so your skin can absorb all the nutrients.

Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes. You can either relax in the tub with a good book, or use the time to get on with other things. As it can get a bit messy, you can use a shower cap to avoid any drips.

Wash your hair with a gentle shampoo which is preferably sulfate free and thoroughly rinse your hair. If you have thick or curly hair, you might need to shampoo twice to get rid of all the mixture.

Condition and style your hair as usual. Once it’s dry, it should feel silky soft, strong and healthy.

- Blogpost written by Louisa Rose.
( https://www.bodyhealthlove.com/ )


Louisa Rose is 20 years old and from Cologne, Germany. Over the past two years, she has lived and travelled in Australia and New Zealand. Fed up with the bad advice she kept reading in beauty magazines, Louisa decided to start a personal blog called Body Health Love. This is her platform where she shares well-researched health and beauty advice aimed at educating and empowering young women across the globe to make the right choices in their beauty regime.

You think, 'Here's something I can hold on to,' but it always slips away.

28 February 2017


I've been pondering whether I should post this blog or not. To be honest, I've been lost in my mind. It's pretty full. Full of shit. I figured that this post could be a good thing. Cathartic in a way. I also thought it might somehow help someone. Help someone who could be thinking and feeling the same things as me. Sadly, most of us have gone through life. Life has ups and downs. Sometimes, life gives you lemons. And this time, it left a bitter taste.

I'm a big lover of life. I always do my best to appreciate how lucky I am. I'm pretty darn lucky. I have a home, a devilish cat, a job I love and people who care about me. I don't think it gets better than that, does it?

However, I have grown mad at life. Don't get me wrong, I still get amazed by all the little things life brings but there is something about that rotten lemon, I cannot move past. I cannot process and adjust. I cannot wrap my mind around this rotten thing.


I guess this is the moment to stop eluding the subject. God knows, I'm direct. Sometimes, too blunt. On the other hand, this time, it's not easy. I really want to let people know they are not alone in this. I want to know that I'm not alone. Oh boy, how this hurts. It comes in waves and never stops.

Why? One may ask. I will let you on a little secret, my lovebirds...

I have lost my moon. I have lost my strength. I have lost a part of my life. A part of me died with her. I love her to the moon and miss her beyond the stars. She has made me a better person. She raised me. She made me who I'm and I will never be as good as she was. She was the kindest, smartest and most big-hearted person I will ever know.

With her by my side, I would never feel alone. She would always be there to catch me. She always had my back. She was more than a grandmother, she was my mother. She was my role model. She has helpt so many souls. I could not be more grateful. Grateful to have known and loved her. My life would have not been the same without her.

I'm not sure if anyone can understand. If you do, you probably felt the same way. That little crack inside. You have to hold your breath for a second. You want to press pause. You want to stop for a while. You cannot think of a world without her - or him.

And yet, you have to. This is only part of life. Life ends sometimes. There is nothing we can do.



As she would say : LA VITA VA AVANTI.


So this blog is an homage to my Italian blood but also to anyone who might be heart-broken too. Life sometimes gives you some very bitter lemons.

We have all lost something dear to our hearts. We have all been there... So when you're about to break, just know, that I'm here and I understand.



Life is simply like that. Things slip away and nothing lasts. So we might as well enjoy it while we still can.

COCONUT LANE HAUL

22 February 2017



Hello my lovebirds! I hope all is well on your end. I've been away for a while - dealing with something and then my computer just died on me... BUT I'M OFFICIALLY BACK TO BUSINESS!!!!!! YAAAYYYYYY! *confettis everywhere* Anyhow, I've something awesome to announce! I've teamed up with Coconut lane! I'm officially part of the Coconut queens. I'm soooo freaking honoured! I couldn't be more grateful! And that's not all, my lovebirds. Guess what? They're offering you a 20% off discount code! Simply add: serenbird20 when you're ordering on their beautiful website. To kick off this news, I placed a little order myself. I will let you see my order below.

Coucou mes amours, j'espère que tout va bien pour vous. Je me suis absentée un moment... Je devais faire face à quelque chose puis mon ordinateur a rendu l'âme... MAIS JE SUIS OFFICIELLEMENT DE RETOUR! YAAYYY *pluie de confettis sur vous tous* J'ai quelque chose de génial à vous annoncer! Je fais officiellement partie des Coconut queens. QUEL SUPER HONNEUR ! JE SUIS COMBLÉE! Et en plus, ce n'est pas tout... Les magiques demoiselles mi-licornes, mi-reines, vous offre un petit code promo. Rien que pour vous, mes petits lecteurs, -20% sur votre prochaine commande avec le code : serenbird20. Bien entendu, je n'ai moi-même pas su résister à une petite commande sur leur sassy site web. Je vous laisse la découvrir en image.


I cannot get enough of those two coasters! They are sooo me ahahah. I love how they fit right into my alley and right into my home decor. You can find them here and there.
I also bought this macbook skin. I'm waiting on some of their pillows to be back in stock and then I'm definitely placing a second order! Same goes for their lovely sweaters! Spoiler alert: a big haul is to be excepted!

Je n'arrive plus à me passer de ces deux dessous de verre! C'est tellement moi... En plus, ils vont terriblement bien avec la décoration de mon salon! Je ne pourrais pas être plus sous le charme... Vous pouvez les retrouver ici et . J'ai également acheté une skin pour macbook que vous pouvez retrouver par là. Je dois avouer que dès que leurs coussins sont de retour en stock... Je me jetterais dessus... Pareillement pour leur sweatshirts... Ça sent le carnage tout ça!


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KAT VON D HAUL + FIRST IMPRESSIONS

5 February 2017

Good afternoon my lovebirds,

I hope you're all doing very well on this Sunday afternoon.

You might - or not - remember that I've wanted to try Kat Von D's products since I started my blog. - Oh boy, how long it's been! Thus, I have something exciting to announce... I FINALLY MANAGED TO GET MY HANDS ON SOME KAT VON D PRODUCTS! YAAAYYYYYYYYYY! I feel like this haul won't be the only Kat Von D haul...

The famous brand finally arrived in France. As soon as it was out in my local Sephora, I couldn't resist. I might have gone a bit crazy... - I mean, did I really need 3 new lipsticks? I almost picked up the concealer as well but I'm trying to finish the one I already own first. - I know, I was as surprised by myself as you're right now. So out of character...

I purchased three Everlasting liquid lipstick :
from left to right: exorcism - lolita - double dare.


My opinion : I'm a big fan of the formula. It doesn't dry too quickly. It's easy to apply. - And oh boy, I'm terrible at applying lipstick. The only thing I feel is a shame are the lack of colours of the whole everlasting liquid lipsticks range. In my point of view, there are a lot of shades that are similar to what I already own. There is only 3 shades of lipsticks that I liked. AND YES, I GOT ALL THREE! #noselfcontrol I've put all three lipsticks to the test. They last pretty well on my lips. I only have to reapply it after lunch and boy, I drink way too many teas before lunch... The darkest shade : Exorcism ended up being my favourite. Even if, Lolita comes pretty close. Double dare goes with almost every makeup I can wear. My lips aren't too dried out after wearing it for a whole day. However, those lipsticks aren't easy to remove... Nonetheless, it's nothing a good Lush lipscrub cannot fix!

Do I recommend this product ? 100% yes! If you fancy yourself a brand new liquid lipstick and fall in love with one of the Everlasting liquid shades, then GOOOO GIRL!

4.5 ✰


BONUS POINT FOR THE SWATCH, AM I RIGHT? NO? MEOOOOWWW TO YOU TOO, LOVEBIRDS. =^.^= 🐱

Have you tried any of Kat Von D's products ? Which one is your favourite? Do you like her lipsticks? Thank you for reading and I'll see you soon ♥ x

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Born This Way Concealer { review }

26 January 2017

Hey lovebirds! I hope all is well. I wanted this week's blog to be a review so here is my review of Too faced's, Born This Way concealer in very fair. I've fell in and out of love with this one. I guess every love story must come to an end. Some people just don't get happy endings. Maybe, I simply wasn't born this way at all... I'll now let you read all my deep thoughts and the tale of Serenbird & her born this way concealer.

Brand description :
Instantly hide imperfections, vanish the appearance of dark circles, and blur the look of lines and wrinkles for complete coverage so undetectable, they’ll think you were Born This Way.

After using Born This Way Concealer:
100% said it showed IMPROVEMENT IN SKIN MOISTURE LEVELS after 1 hour
97% said it provides a NATURAL, UNDETECTABLE FINISH
97% said it provides a SMOOTH, CREASELESS FINISH
97% said it provides a FLAWLESS "NO MAKEUP LOOK"

My opinion : I've used this concealer for about a whole month now. The shade 'Very Fair' is a perfect match to my skintone. - I know, who would have thought it possible? We all know how much of a struggle that is...
I love how thick and easy to blend the formula is. I can build up my coverage. My dark under-eyes are almost completely concealed. What I found the best, was that even if it has coverage, it's still quite illuminating and not cakey. It doesn't look grey-ish. My eyes look refreshed and my under-eye is brightened. However, of course as no one or nothing is perfect, with time, it felt quite drying. - so a tone of eye cream would be needed. I guess even concealers can be let down. It left a bitter taste... I guess 'the honeymoon phase' ended too early...

J'utilise cet anticerne depuis un mois. La teinte very fair correspond à mon teint. Incroyable mais vrai! J'apprécie que cet anticerne soit assez épais mais aussi facile à moduler. Je peux ainsi choisir la couvrance que je désire avoir. Il ne devient pas pâteux. Et pourtant, j'applique à peu près trois couches sous chaque oeil afin de faire disparaitre entièrement mes cernes violettes. Son point fort est très certainement son côté couvrant mais naturel. Il est aussi assez lumineux. Une chose qui je trouve est rare lorsqu'on choisit un anticerne couvrant. Il n'a pas non plus un sous ton gris lorsqu'il recouvre mes cernes violettes. Mes cernes semblent dissipées et mes yeux plus lumineux. Cependant, j'ai pu constater, à force d'utilisation que cet anticerne a asséché mon contour des yeux. Il faudra donc ne pas lésiné sur la crème contour des yeux.


FORMULA : 4/5
SHADES AVAILABLE : 5/5
LASTING POWER : 4/5
'CAKEY EFFECT' : () YES (x) NO
COVERAGE : 4/5
TOTAL : 17/20
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Do I recommend this product ? I would recommend it to anyone who doesn't have dry under-eye area as I found it a bit drying. Other than that, I'm pleased with this product.

Je recommande ce produit uniquement aux personnes qui recherchent une forte couvrance et qui n'ont pas les yeux très secs. En résumé, je reste plutôt satisfaite de cet anticerne.

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Photo diary : Paris ❄

13 January 2017 Paris, France


Hey my lovebirds. I hope all is well for you. I'm trying to get back into blogging. It has not been easy. Time flies. It goes by so quickly. I always have a million things to do and so little time... However, I'm trying to stuck to this one blogpost per week schedule. It's all I can manage... - For now, hopefully!

Anyhow, I'm back with a small photo diary. I went to Paris for the new year. I spent the new year weekend there. It was sooooo freaking cold. I don't think I've ever felt that cold in my life. I was freezing. Nonetheless, it was beautiful city. If you follow me on snapchat, you probably saw how beautiful and vibrant it was. However, I've made a note to self : never go to Paris in the wintertime. I would also like to give a shot out to all those girls wearing no tights and sandals on New Year Eve... in -10 degrees Paris. YOU GO GIRLS! I have all the respect in the world for those fearless girls... I was cold for you, my darlings, with my cashmere tights... What we do for our love of fashion...

P.S I'm pretty sure I've eaten for - and maybe - all of us during this short weekend. #foodcoma

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urban decay - Razor Sharp Eyeliner { review }

8 January 2017

Hey lovebirds! I hope all is well. I've been testing Urban Decay's eyeliner. I bought it last month and I've been wearing it on two separate different occasions : - a whole day + a nightout
- during the day.

So here is my review of Urban Decay's Razor Sharp Eyeliner.

Brand description :
Introducing Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner by Urban Decay, an intensely pigmented liquid liner that lasts all day and comes in an array of shades---from lacquered creams to metallic shimmers.

This water-resistant formula dries down quickly, provides long-lasting wear, and will not smudge. Its fine-tipped brush applicator lets you lay down sharp liquid lines so you can draw them on super thin or thick and bold, or even spot-reapply with ease. Then simply remove it with makeup remover.

My opinion : At first, I've to admit I wasn't a fan of this eyeliner. The very first time I wore it, I ended up with eyeliner everywhere as the day went by. So odd. So annoying. I don't know why but I've used it again a couple weeks ago and it did no such thing. Strange things. So yeah, I have mixed feelings about this product. It wasn't all that bad. The second time around it was quite amazing. It didn't budge. It stayed on all day and night.


Do I recommend this product ? It's not the eyeliner of the century. I wouldn't say it's a must but on overall, it's a pretty good eyeliner.


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