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 “Red lipstick is a fashion accessory. So we won’t wear any other makeup with it. Then our hair has to be messy, our skin has to be perfect, and we’ll just wear jeans and heels because the lipstick makes the statement.” – Paris-based makeup artist Violette on French beauty, as told to Vogue.com

Nothing brightens up my face as a swipe of colorful lipstick. Additionally, it’s also the perfect way to glam up any outfit. My favourite combination: all black with a bold red lip. Although MAC’s Ruby Woo is my all time favourite shade of red, at the moment I’m slowly moving towards more subdued colours. NARS Dolce Vita is a lovely MLBB (my lips but better) sheer lipstick that I would love to add to my current collection. If you have any other suggestions that might suit my olive skin tone, let me know!

From left to right: Chanel Rouge Coco in Mademoiselle (€34),  YSL Rouge Pur Couture in Belle de Rose, L’Oréal Color Riche in Beige a Nu (€15), Chanel Rouge Coco in Rivoli (€34)

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Can we talk about skin care for a brief moment? I believe 100% that skin care is more important than makeup. Because the better your skin looks, the less makeup you need. And also, I’m lazy as hell and I really like to look somewhat alive when I go outside with a bare face. So even though my latest purchase, Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate, may be considered a luxury by some people, I do not feel guilty when I’m spending a pretty penny on skin care products. I’m not afraid to admit that my bathroom basically resembles a Kiehl’s store with a few other classics here and there.

Admittedly, at first I was mostly attracted by the clean and apothecary-like packaging (what can I say, I’m a sucker for pretty packaging), but to my surprise it did major wonders on my skin as well. I’ve been a diehard fan of Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate for years now, so I obviously had to try this as well. It does not disappoint. It’s a light-weight oil that makes your face feel insanely soft and gives it a radiant glow. And if you do decide to put on some makeup, it goes on much smoother and nicer. But don’t take my word for it, because I’m too scared to plaster my face all over the internet, and try it yourself. Kiehl’s is always very generous with giving out samples!

What are you favourite skin care products?

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Happy New Year everyone! This is going to sound very cliché, but I can’t believe the year 2014 has come to an end. It went by so fast, especially December. Now I know everyone is writing how incredible their year has been, but to be completely honest, mine was okay. Nothing more, nothing less. I’ve experienced some very fun things, made some awesome trips to London, Paris etc. but I also struggled with my health. Nothing too serious, but unfortunately it left me extremely tired for the first six months. On a positive note, I finally started a blog! I’ve been wanting to start one for several years, but I always had some lame excuse haha. But at the end of August I was finally online and I can’t believe there are actually people reading my posts. So thank you all very much. I really appreciate it!

I thought it would be fun to do a quick recap of my favourite things in 2014:

Top 5 wardrobe favourites
* Balenciaga cutout boots
* Isabel Marant for H&M coat
* Acne Galactic sweater
* Adidas Stan Smith sneakers
* Black skinny jeans

Top 5 favourite beauty / skin products
* Garnier Micellar water
* Embryolisse lait crème concentré
* Weleda Skin Food
* Chanel Rouge Coco Rivoli lipstick
* Chanel Le Volume mascara

Top 5 favourite songs
* Kendrick Lamar – B*tch Don’t Kill My Vibe
* The Gaslight Anthem – Stay Vicious
* Nicki Minaj ft. Meek Mill – Buy a Heart
* Dawn Golden – All I Want (Manila Killa remix)
* Close ft. Joe Dukie – My Way

Top 5 things I learned
* Never go all out when you’re back in the gym after 6 months (I had to roll myself out of bed this morning…)
* The sun is your friend. A vitamin D deficiency sucks! I never want to be that tired and sore ever again.
* It’s okay to make a mistake at work. It won’t kill you.
* This year I bought even less stuff than I did in 2013 and I don’t feel like I missed out on anything.
* Blogging is hard work but also a lot of fun and I appreciate every singel reader <3