Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Kryolan Lipstick Matt

When I want to wear a bold lip, I always go for a matt finish. A good matt lipstick is hard to find. I own several and some are my heroes, some don't stay with me for very long. 

Kryolan has launched a new line of matt lipsticks which are enriched with Vitamin E. They have 18 shades that vary between nudes, pinks, reds and even a dark purple. 

I'd like to show you a bold pink called 'Nike'. It immediately reminded me of Candy Yum Yum from MAC, which I also love. A super fun color for summer.

The finish of Nike is much better, though. It is super soft, glides on like a dream and doesn't dry out the lips or emphasizes dry patches. I blotted it down and got a good 6 hours of wear. 

The packaging is nice and sleek, made out of good quality plastic. It looks and feels very durable. 

Lipsticks available at: Lipstick Matt



Sunday, June 14, 2015

Festival Essentials - What's in my bag

The festival season is in full bloom right now and I thought I share some of my festival essentials with you guys. I've been a loyal festival visitor since many years and have gained some experience if you catch my drift :)
When you are roaming the festival field, you only want to carry as few items as possible. Big hand bags can be a burden. Light weight is the way to go.

What I carried with me @Novarock:

~ A small, lightweight hand bag. Mine is from Michael Kors.
~ Good sunglasses. You know I love me some Ray Bans.
~ Your festival entrance ticket. In my case a backstage card.
~ Good sunscreen in inevitable. 
~ Water, H2O, Aqua

Inside my little handbag I put some cash, earplugs, some mints, lipstick and mirror, sunscreen and an Epica necklace that was gifted to me by a fan.



Friday, June 12, 2015


When the weather gets hot I can just survive on ice cream. I'll have it for breakfast, lunch and even dinner. My oven gets evenly overheated and I need to cool down constantly. 

To make sure that I don't consume endless amounts of calories I tried out some healthy popsicles. Bought me an array of new popsicle molds and started freezing. The molds you see on the pictures are now in the trash. They were not that great.

The variation I show you today is super fun and also great for little ones. Vincent loves ice cream, just like his mommy.

My fruit popsicles consist out of fresh lime juice with kiwis and strawberries.
First of you need some lemonade or any juice that you love. I made lemonade out of lime, my current citrus favorite. For an extra kick you can add the zest to the lime juice. It is so good!
First you put your fresh or frozen fruit in the molds and after that you add the juice. Don't fill it completely to the top because once you put the stick in, the juice will come up a bit and frozen liquid always expands a bit.

Freeze for 4/5 hours and enjoy your frozen treat!

You can make thousands of variaties, the options are almost limitless. 
So far I've made a key lime popsicle, orange creamsicles, smoothie popsicles. On my to do list are the not so calorie counter friendly (not that I am counting ;) : Fudgesicles! 

Please check out the lovely Gemma from Bigger Bolder Baking. She was the one to inspire me to make the fruitsicles and creamsicles. The key lime popsicles that I made you can find on: Laura in the Kitchen. Mira from Funnypilgrim also had a great vegan popsicle recipe that I've made many times as well: FunnyPilgrim

My ice pop molds:
Norpro 10 ice pop molds
Zoku Mini Molds Great for little ones and for the Calorie Conscious 
Tovolo Groovy Ice Pop Molds I am still waiting for these to arrive.

Enjoy freezing and cooling down with these fun popsicles!



Thursday, June 11, 2015

Kim Kardashian Look with La Palette Nude

Kim Kardashian has such a gorgeous complexion. Her make up always looks flawless. She can rock a lot of looks. One of my favorites are her smokey eyes and nude lip.

This look that I recreated was done by Rob Scheppy. I found his picture of Kim's look on his Instagram account and knew that I wanted to try it for myself. 

Products used:
  • L'Oréal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation in 102 Shell Beige (Indefectible 24H-Matt)
  • Maybelline Age rewind concealer in light
  • L'Oréal La Palette Nude in 02 Nude Beige
  • MAC Feline Kohl Power Eye Pencil 
  • L'Oréal False Lash Superstar Mascara
  • Charlotte Tillbury Bronze and Glow 
  • MAC Brow gel Fluidline in Dirty Blond and Red Head
  • Kryolan eyebrow gel
  • Suqqu Creamy Glow Lipstick  11
  • Guerlain Gloss 02 (discontinued)

The Giveaway (Germany-only)

You'll get 4 shades of the new Infallible 24H Pro-Matte Foundation: 12 Natural Rose, 13 Beige Rose, 20 Sand and 30 Honey. These are the shades that are available in Germany. I ordered mine from Ebay because they were the lightest color was too dark for me. I am a MAC NC20 and 102 Shell Beige is perfect for me. 

This foundation has a medium coverage with a matte finish. I love it! For my mixed skin this is perfect. It is super comfortable on the skin, doesn't look nor feel cakey and stays on all day.
My nose agrees with the very light scent, which once applied, is completely gone. Not at all like the floral perfumes you sometimes find in other high end foundations, which I am not a fan of.

+ Light weight
+ Long wearing
+ Stays matte
- Only 4 shades available in Germany

On top of the 4 shades of Infallible Foundation, you'll also get one False Lash Superstar mascara in black. It makes the lashes super bushy because of the push up effect fibers. First you apply the nr1 which is a white base and after that you coat it with nr2, which is black. It really does give a false lash effect because of the fibers.

All you need to do in order to win is to write a comment below the post and let me know what your favorite L'Oréal product is.

The winner is: Val

Please contact me via smoonstyle@googlemail.com to handle the shipping. Congrats!

The foundation you see here is the once from America. The German packaging is different.