Remember you asking me all those questions? Some of you asked about my beauty routine and favorite beauty products, so I thought I’d share a few of my favorite beauty products today and have a little beauty talk.
I’m not much of a beauty guru, my make-up is pretty much the same everyday with a smokey eye every now and then as an exception. I do have a crazy amount of nail polishes, but somehow there are only a few that I tend to grab lately. So this is my beauty routine:
After the shower, the first thing I use is Chanel Hydra Beauty Gel Creme, my best discovery of the year. I used to use all kinds of different creams, mostly budget options or what was on promotion, because I didn’t want to spend too much on beauty, I’d rather buy clothes. I got a gift voucher from a beauty shop for my birthday though and decided to ask for some advice there and got this cream. At first I thought ‘now that is an expensive bit of cream, but ever since I started using it my skin has been so much better! I don’t even use foundation most of the time, just because my skin is good now thanks to Chanel. I definitely am coming back from not spending too much on beauty. I still don’t, but make an exception for this Hydra Beauty Gel since I just look much better when my skin is healthy.
Back to my routine: I don’t leave the house without mascara. My favorites are Lancôme Hypnose Drama (but I only get that when it’s on sale and I ask for gift vouchers for beauty stores for my birthday) and mostly I use L’Oréal Volume Million Lashes – which to my opinion is the best not too expensive mascara out there. Also: lots of eyeliner, I always get a budget eyeliner from Dutch store HEMA which works really well for me. That’s about it when it comes to my face. Sometimes I use a bit of foundation, but I prefer not too because it’s better for my skin not to.
Then for my hair, the only thing I do is blow-dry and straighten it and use Maroccan Oil, which is my hair miracle. It’s all I need really, makes my hair less dry, more shiny and in control, and softer as well. Also pictured above are my favorite perfume (even though I don’t use much perfume): Chance by Chanel, and my favorite nail polishes. I must own about 200 different nail polishes, but these are my favorites at the moment. Blanc from Essie, a blue one (Adora-bleu) from Bourjois that promises to last 10 days – on my nails it lasts about 6 but that’s more than any nail polish I own) and this grey one from USLU Airlines because I love grey and the quality of USLU polishes is really good as well.
I hope that answers your questions! It’s not a super interesting beauty story maybe but I just prefer to spend my money on fashion, more than on expensive perfumes or eyeliners. Do you spend a lot of money on beauty? Do you have some discoveries you can’t live without anymore?
Here’s what my nails look like today! I played around with nail polish a little yesterday evening and tried out some geometric shapes using white, lilac and black nail polish with silver lining. I really like the result and didn’t even take me that long because Essie nail polish dries really quick! I used Essie ‘blanc’, Essie ‘Lilacism’, black nail polish from Sephora and a silver polish with thin brush from Essence. What do you think?
Yesterday evening I was randomly thinking about the endless variations to black and white nails, so I got black and white nail polish and started to play around a little. This is the result, pretty cool right? Not sure how to name it, but it was very easy to make! I polished my nails white and then got a little sponge (just a regular kitchen sponge, no nail art tools required) and put a bit of black nail polish on the sponge, and just tapped that on my nails. Also pretty cool with spring colors if you ask me! What do you think?