The needs and The wants: first impression and eye look using Emilynoel83 & Makeup Revolution London palettes
I finally made the jump: my very first YouTube video is up!
How appropriate that it would be a first impressions on Emilynoel83’s collaboration with Makeup Revolution London: Emily is the type of YouTuber I have been watching for years and aspire to be. She is genuine, real, approachable and has no hidden agenda. She’s an inspiration and I truly wish her the best.
Go and check her reveal video here
Go and check my first impressions and on the fly look with both her palettes here
The packaging is really sturdy and to be honest way better than I expected for the price I paid for these palettes! It does not look cheap at all, actually I think they look quite elegant and sturdy. I can see myself traveling with those and, before you get your judging cap on, yes, I do need that many eyeshadows even when I travel because doing my makeup is therapeutical for me and makes me feel special :)
Both palettes have a great mirror which is worth mentioning. Again, based on the price point, these are great quality and make them ideal for traveling or doing your make up on the go.
The first thing I notice is the fact you have a great selection of colors, textures and options with these. Whether you’re just starting with makeup or you’re makeup obsessed already, you’ll find these appealing.
The Emily Edit - the NEEDS
This one is the multitasker, you can do a whole look with it from start to finish, no fuss, no complications!
If all you want is a good quality and affordable basics palette for an everyday neutral look, then look no further.
You can buy it @Ulta: here
Or directly on the Makeup Revolution London Website: here
The Emily Edit - the WANTS
This one is the cinnamon on top of your pumpkin spice latte or the cherry on the cake, whatever rocks your boat!
The wants is the door to bringing you options either to get you out of your comfort zone or to get you through every occasion.
You have a mix of warms and cool tones, mattes, satins and sparkly textures all consistently good quality eyeshadows.
Stay neutral or go colorful, go bright and festive or go dark and smokey. You have tons of options and hours ahead of play time with this one.
You can buy it @Ulta: here
Or directly on the Makeup Revolution London Website: here
The look: Golden green lid with a warm toned crease
From the needs palette:
Blush: Joy over the TooFaced Peach my cheeks in Pinch my peach
Under eye setting: Kindness
From the wants palette:
Midwest in the crease all the way to the inner corner
Laughcry in the crease, mainly on the outer part
Love tons on the outside of the crease and up to the middle of the lid
Pi Phi to intensify the outer corner and along the outer lower lash
Oh Heavens! As an inner corner highlight
Grateful in the inner part or the lid
Top story in the higher point of the lid
Foundation: Dior Forever Undercover 24h full coverage foundation in shade number 010
Mascara: Benefit Roller Lash in Black
Setting powder: TooFaced Peach Blur Translucent Smoothing Finishing Powder
Brows: Benefit Babe Cake Classic Eyeliner Duo (discontinued)
Benefit Gimme Brow in shade 5
Lips: Rouge Dior Liquid in shade 999
Kat Von D
75 Powder Brow brush
10 Lock-it Edge Concealer Brush
10 Lock-it Edge Foundation Brush
Brushes S103, S113, S142, S134, S162 from the vermillion range.
Ok, before you think I am going crazy, let me tell you that I do know we are the 15th of August and that, technically, it´s summer time still...
But we are not in Barcelona right now and, somehow, here, in the South of France no less, the weather seems to be totally oblivious to the fact we are technically in summer and it started pouring down rain! >.<
So here is the thing, if life gives you lemons, you make lemonade so... I say, if the weather decides to rain on you, get yourself a grey manicure :D
Ok, ok! I know, it was not a great pun to say the least, that´s all I could come up with in this gloomy weather, ok! Cut me some slack, please!
That being said you could also just let it go down the route of 50 shades of... well you know!
Back to the matter at stake: I used Essie´s Millionails Treatment to nourish the nail, before priming them with Chanel´s Base lissante.
The colour is Dior Junon 494 (from the Versailles collection), one coat! Yep you´re not misreading: I did write one coat! I also added Essie´s Pure Pearlfection on the ring finger and finished it all off with Dior´s Gel Topcoat.
I know it´s not a very summery shade but I just love it, it´s an all time favourite of mine. I find it really elegant and chic.
I hope you like it!
Today I have a sweet manucure really easy and quick to do. I think the color combination makes it all. Soft but vibrant pastel tones that just light each other up.
I used 2 very thin coats of white - Essie Blanc - to have a better colour pay off from the pastel tones. Then 2 very thin pink coats - Essie Fidji - on all fingers but the middle finger were I used Essie Mint Candy Apple as a base.
Then I just used the nail polish brush to draw the V shaped or french patterns randomly.
Finish it up and seal it all with a coat of top coat. The drawings are just stickers and optional.
For this look the most important is to use very thin coats of polish since to avoid ending up with a think mess!
Ok, I know I have been M.I.A. forever but you know how they say gone but not forgotten...
Let's just say that my last IRL job was quite an investment in time, energy and hope... I don't do regrets, I truly believe they are a poisonous waste of energy! Instead I try and learn from every experience and this was no exception. Don't get me wrong: I am not saying it's easy, it most definitely is not easy whatsoever, it takes tons of effort! But when you manage to learn from hardship, you get so much more from life so from where I am standing, it is well worth it!
Now, "welcome to the world of looooong introductions" as Dani from coffebreakwithdani would say (for those who don't know her, she's great fun, check her out! Here is a link to her latest video: https://youtu.be/1qwlLWQFk1w )
Let's get back to the manicure!!
I hope you enjoyed adding a bit of the sea into your summer days!
Here is a very, very, very easy to do manicure that always have its effect, specially in summer !
Don't worry about not having the exact same shades as mine, the idea is to use an acqua colour and a matching glittery polish :)
Not really a shade I'd usually go for but I am rocking this corally hot pink shade by Ciaté. It must be Spring ;)
The shade does come out more orange in the pictures than on the nails but it is just beautiful!
Play date by Ciaté, I'm digging you :D
Use puff pastry to do pies or pizzas with whatever you have handy! No limits, just pure creativity!
Utilisez de la pâte feuilletée pour faire des tartes ou des pizzas avec virtuellement tout ce que vous avez sous la main! Pas de limite, la créativité à son paroxysme !
Utilizando pasta de hojaldre para crear tartas y pizzas. No hay limites: solo creatividad y una multitud de posibilidades deliciosas!
On winter nights something as simple as s hot chocolate or a Caramel Macchiato without milk and with cinnamon is just the thing to warm you up and make you feel cosy. We like Starbucks, although it may not be everyone's cup of tea ( or coffee for that matter). I do tend to go for healthier options passing on the cream and opting for soya milk or skimmed milk.
I also love the bonus of getting your drink for free when you get a tea box. First the boxes are super cool for tidying up and up cycle and the teas are yummy, specially their Chai!!
Do you like Starbucks ?
En hiver rien de tel qu'un bon chocolat chaud ou un Caramel Macchiato (sans café) pour vous réchauffer.
Le chéri et moi aimons aller au Starbucks. Bien que j'aie tendance à faire des choix plus consciencieux tels que le lait de soja ou le lait écrémé et omettre la créme fouettée, je me fais plaisir avec un peu de sirop de caramel et de la cannelle.
Le bonus exquis est que si vous prenez une boîte de the ou bien un paquet de café votre boisson est gratuite! Du coup ça vaut le coup! Moi je prends leur the: non seulement les boîtes sont super pour le rangement une fois le the consommé mais leur the est très bon aussi: spécialement leur Chai!
Nada mejor que un buen chocolate caliente o un caramelo macchiatto para calentarse en invierno.
A mi me gusta el Starbucks. Suelo optar por la leche de soja o desnatada sin la crema y darme un capricho con el sirope de caramelo y la canela.
Además si se compra un paquete de café o de te, la bebida es gratis. Yo me decanto por el te, las cajas son chulissimas y ideales para guardar tus armarios organizados, y los tes son estupendos, particularmente el Chai!
This is such a classic and one of the yummiest things there is. Now I might even shock you by adding healthy, too since you can really make it your own.
Voici un classique qui n'en est pas moins délicieux et, au risque de vous choquer, très sain aussi puisque vous pouvez l'adapter à vos préférences.
Esta receta es un clásico que no deja de ser delicioso. Además aunque pueda chocar algunos, es una opción saludable ya que la podéis adaptar a vuestras preferencias.
300ml of milk/lait/leche
Adapt to your taste by choosing between caw milk, or coconut, almond, soya or rice milk
Adaptez à vos besoins en choisissant votre type de lait: vache, coco, amande, soja ou riz.
Podéis adaptarlo a vuestro gusto escogiendo la leche que os va mejor: vaca, coco, almendra, soja o arroz.
1. Pour the expressos (on into each cup) I used the Nespresso Hazelnut to intensify the flavour, but you don't have to).
Servez les expressôs (un dans chaque tasse). J'ai utilisé celui de Nespresso à la Noisette pour intensifier la saveur, mais ce n'est pas une obligation.
Servir los dos expressos (uno en cada taza). Yo me decanté por el de Nespresso con sabor a avellana para intensificar el sabor pero no es obligatorio.
2. Melt the spoon of Nutella into the coffee if you chose to add it.
Faire fondre une cuillère de Nutella dans le café si vous avez choisi d'en ajouter.
Fundir la cuchara de Nutella en el can si escogisteis añadirlo.
3. Heat up the milk and pour it on top of the milk. Again I chose to froth it, but you don't have to.
Chauffez le lait et versez le par dessus le café. Encore une fois, moi je l'ai fait mousser mais ce n'est pas une obligation.
Calentar la leche y añadirla al café, una vez mas yo la batí para que quede espumosa pero no es obligatorio.
4. Sprinkle with cocoa powder for decoration.
Saupoudrez de poudre de cacao pour décorer.
Espolvorear con cacao en polvo para la decoración.
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