31 March 2017

PICK 5 NUDES


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.

29 March 2017

Coconut lane wishlist


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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27 March 2017

NYX cosmetics *first impressions*


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.

23 March 2017

Karavital Bio { review }


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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6 March 2017

SHOPPING GUIDE | MAC COSMETICS


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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2 March 2017

DIY Vegan Hair Mask Recipe *guest post*


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.
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