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Get Your Custom Glow With Physicians Formula

Today I’m bringing the glow with four gorgeous cheek products from Physicians Formula. And I’m gradually upping the luminosity level by starting of slow and subtle with a nude flush and ending big with maximum radiance. Take a look!

Physicians Formula Nude Wear Glowing Nude Blush (Rose)

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What it is: A super cute nude blush compact featuring four subtle rosy shades that add a touch of naturally radiant color to your cheeks and cheekbones, for a natural look that doesn’t look made up.

Who it’s for: Those who are looking to add just a hint of pink to their look and want to enhance their natural flush without adding any sparkle or too much color.

Availability: 19.90 CHF at Physicians Formula counters in Switzerland.

Physicians Formula Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Blush (Natural)

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What is is: An adorable heart-themed blush powder in a mix of vibrant blushing tones for a healthy warm pink glow with a hint of sheen.

Who it’s for: Those who love pink with a bit of sheen on their cheeks but want to avoid any obvious shimmer or glitter.

Availability: 19.50 CHF at Physicians Formula counters in Switzerland.

Physicians Formula Argan Wear Ultra-Nourishing Oil Bronzer

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What it is: A stunning matte (the gold seems to be overspray) Morrocan-themed bronzing compact infused with 100% pure argan oil, for a natural sun-kissed glow.

Who it’s for: Those who want to warm up their complexion and put some sunshine on their skin in the form of a natural-looking summery glow.

Availability: 24.50 CHF at Physicians Formula counters in Switzerland.

Physicians Formula Powder Palette Mineral Glow Pearls (Light Bronze Pearl)

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What it is: A beautiful mineral glow powder with a mix of multi-colored pearls for instant glow and radiance.

Who it’s for: Those who like to turn the glow level up to eleven and are into lots of sheen and sparkle.

Availability: 21.50 CHF at Physicians Formula counters in Switzerland.

Bronze Double Triangle Tribal Earrings Born Pretty Store

Me? I’m a nude glow kinda girl. Since my skin is very oily I have a lot of natural glow going on already and I find it hard to pull off anything too pearly, shimmery or sparkly. But a nice subtle nude pink with a bit of sheen? That I can do! Plus since I always go for heavy eye make-up I like to keep things subtle on my lips and cheeks, so a soft flushed glow is the way to go for me.

Have you tried any of these Physicians Formula glow products? What kind of glow do you prefer?

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Review | MAC x Mariah Carey Collection

I’m not exactly a Mariah Carey fan, but what I am a fan of is girlfriend’s collaboration with MAC Cosmetics. Who would have thought Mariah and I have such similar tastes in make-up! Awesome. And the generous dusting of magical Mariah glitter on the packaging makes the products even more awesome. Time to have a look at my picks from the collection!

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MAC x Mariah Carey I’m That Chick You Like Eye Shadow x4

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A warm eyeshadow quad in neutral shades featuring Whenever You Call (warm yellow gold with a frost finish), Can’t Escape Me (warm pearly brown), Golden Petals Scattering (sparkly warm brown) and How You Thrill Me (deep matte brown).

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Both eyeshadow quads in the MAC x Mariah Carey collection are super wearable and versatile, but since I’m That Chick is the warmer palette of the two I wanted to go with that one. And I’m glad that I did. The quality of the four shades is fairly consistent with decent color pay-off, nice blendability and good buildability.

Availability: 60 CHF, limited edition at Manor Geneva and the MAC Store in Lucerne and Zurich.

MAC x Mariah Carey Sweet Sweet Fantasy Powder Blush

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Sweet Sweet Fantasy is a warm coral pink with a matte finish. Despite the presence of a few small shimmer particles in the pan the finish is totally matte on my skin. Just the way I like it!

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Since Sweet Sweet Fantasy is quite bright I only apply it lightly and blend well, but even then the color has great longevity and doesn’t fade throughout the day.

Availability: 36 CHF, limited edition at Manor Geneva and the MAC Store in Lucerne and Zurich.

MAC x Mariah Carey MCizzle Lipstick

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MCizzle is a warm rosy peach with a cremesheen finish. The texture is a tad dry for my liking and it tugs a little, but once the color is on it leaves my lips feeling fairly soft and comfortable.

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And how cute is the butterfly detail?! If I remember correctly Mariah has always had a thing for butterflies – I apologize if this is supposed to be common knowledge, but again, I’m not a fan – and I think I may be too now. So pretty!

Availability: 31 CHF, limited edition at Manor Geneva and the MAC Store in Lucerne and Zurich.

Alright, time to see the products in action and see how they look together!

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Using three of the four shades in the eyeshadow quad (Can’t Escape Me on the lid, How You Thrill Me in the outer eye corners and crease + against the lash line, and Whenever You Call in the inner eye corners) I created a wearable smokey eye paired with rosy lips and cheeks.

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I know I’m not exactly channeling my inner Mariah here – I’m probably missing some sequins, a few kilograms of glitter and a few extra cup sizes for that – but I’m definitely liking this look. Feels very me! Mariah, Melissa, tomayto, tomahto.

Are you a Mariah Carey fan? What do you think of my picks from the collection?

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New in | Triangle Earrings, Kitty Bracelet And Spiked Ring

Time for another Born Pretty jewelry haul! I decided to adopt a ‘one of each’ approach and got myself a trendy new pair of earrings, a puuuurretty new bracelet and a bad-ass ring. Take a look!

Bronze Double Triangle Earrings

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Availability: 1.41 USD in the Born Pretty online store**.

Silver Cat Ears & Paws Bracelet

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Availability: 5.05 USD in the Born Pretty online store**.

Silver Spiked Ring

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Availability: 0.99 USD in the Born Pretty online store**.

Which of these three items do you like best? Do you shop at Born Pretty?

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Coastal Scents Hot Pots fit in the e.l.f. Elements Custom Compact!

Remember those three Coastal Scents Hot Pots I showed you in my USA beauty haul video? Turns out they fit perfectly in the e.l.f. Elements Custom Compact** ! I was already using the e.l.f. compacts with several MAC Pro Palette Refill Pans, but apparently they also hold my beloved Coastal Scents Hot Pots. How awesome is that?!

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I keep most of my Coastal Scents Hot Pots in a 12-piece Coastal Scents Custom Palette, but since I travel a lot – and often with just hand luggage – quads are more practical for me, so I decided to fill up one of my e.l.f. Elements Custom Compacts with Snow Bunny, New Terrain, New Penny and Dark Golden Olive.

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✿ Snow Bunny (top left), New Terrain (top right), New Penny (bottom left), Dark Golden Olive (bottom right) ✿

New Terrain and Dark Golden Olive are lovely lid shades – you know I love my golds and greens – while New Terrain is great for contrast and crease work and Snow Bunny makes a wonderful inner corner highlight shade. So by putting all four together I basically created the perfect eyeshadow quad for myself, woot!

Are you a Coastal Scents Hot Pot fan? Do you like customizing your own eyeshadow palettes?

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Make-Up Look | Tarte Be Your Own Tarteist Amazonian Clay Eye & Cheek Palette

Those of you who saw my USA beauty haul video from the other day know that I’m very excited to finally have a Tarte product in my make-up collection, so I of course had to go ahead and create a look with it. Check it out!

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I decided to go for a subtle smokey eye look in pale gold and dark eggplant purple with Out Of This Pearl on the eyelid, Dreams Plum True in the outer eye corner, Thistle Be The Day in the crease and Paint The Brown against my lower lash line.

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✿ left row top to bottom: Pink Beyond, Taupe For The Best, Dreams Plum True ✿
✿ middle: Talented ✿
✿ right row top to bottom: Out Of This Pearl, Thistle Be The Day, Paint The Brown ✿

I completed the eye look with an extra touch of purple in the form of the Wet ‘n Wild Megaliner Liquid Eyeliner in Electric Purple, a purple liquid liner that was also part of the haul.

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✿ Wet ‘n Wild Electric Purple ✿

And on my cheeks is of course Talented, the blush from the Tarte Be Your Own Tarteist Amazonian Clay Eye & Cheek Palette.

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✿ MAC Be Fabulous ✿

And finally on my lips I’m wearing the MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick in Be Fabulous.

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What do you think of the look? Do you own any Tarte make-up?

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