Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream- Review 

The long awaited review is FINALLY here. I’ve been trying and testing this cream in the background and I’m now ready to share my thoughts.

I thoroughly enjoyed this cream. I use it as a night cream because during the day I prefer something with SPF which the ultra facial cream did not provide. Other than that it’s amazingly lightweight and it takes just a minute to dry. It does not dry immediately but other creams that dry within seconds didn’t really work for me. It smells nice and clean but the smell is not strong or overpowering. I personally hate putting strong smells on my face but the ultra facial cream is not one of them. Once it dries you do not smell it. Last it provides adequate moisture without causing my mixed skin to get oily. All in all, it’s not a state of the art, never seen before product but it is a solid, basic skincare product that performs as it should in a very reasonable price. 

What night creams would you suggest I try? Let me know in the comments below!

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Five models that are not afraid to be different!   

For a lot of years fashion had a pretty specific type that was considered “pretty”. Unfortunately that type was far from reality. Discrimination and false idea of beauty is still a huge problem for the fashion industry but we have taken huge steps to the right direction. So here are my five  favorite models!

  1. Iskra Lawrence   A stunning blonde that is not afraid to be goofy and kick the haters in the butt! Plus totally Instagram goals!
  2. Winnie Harlow   A gorgeous 21 year old that showed us beauty is everywhere. Even in a chronic skin condition!
  3. Rebekah Marine  A beautiful badass that needs to star in a sci-fi film ASAP! Can someone make it happen?
  4. Madeline Stuart   The cutest nineteen year old that puts the rest of us nineteen year olds to shame! ( Can sitting on my laptop be considered changing the world? No? Ok…)
  5. Philomena Kwao   Another stunning woman showing us that all sizes and colors are beautiful in their own unique way!

Who is the model that you look up to? Let me know in the comments below!!

Why I won’t follow you back! 

As all bloggers propably do, I love getting comments and likes on my posts. I love interacting with people and I love creating content that is helpful, inspiring and fun. Getting a nice comment is a reassurance that the effort I put into my blog doesn’t go unnoticed. Thing is a lot of the comments I get consist of the phrase “I follow back.” Problem is I do not want people to follow my blog because I commented, liked or followed them. I did that with all my sincerity without expecting something in return. But other than that I get devastated because now every like or comment I see I think did they really mean it or is this an effort so that I will follow them? And this takes away from my success. Every follower is immensely important for me as long as they are sincere. So please, I would love to chat but don’t ever expect a follow back from me. I will only follow you because I love your content. So you can be sure you have a true follower in me. Love you guys. 

Disclaimer: This is my personal opinion and by all means I do not wish to offend anyone. We are all different and that is ok!

Mr. Kate inspired wall art

A while back Mr. Kate visited Joslyn Davis’ place and together made this DIY pink and white wall art.

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It’s a really simple DIY but because I’m lazy (and broke) I simplified it even more. You will need:

  • Three white wall frames 

Download sketches. You can use all the tools I did for an hour without additional payment. And then get creative! Print your creations and frame them to the wall! That simple!


Here’s how it turned out! 

My parents hated it but I love it. It’s really simplistic and cute. If you like how it looks and want the same yourselves here are the pictures I made. 

Kiehl’s: An outstanding first impression 

My night face cream is close to empty. Not because it was amazing but because I can’t really afford throwing away full, new products. So naturally I was in the hunt for a new one. The whole web has been raving for quite some time about Kiehl’s ultra facial cream. The amazing reviews in addition to a pretty reasonable price tag made me check out the Kiehl’s booth.

The girl at the booth, Maria, was overly kind. After she introduced herself she asked me if I had some time to talk and to do a test in order to create a personalized skin care routine. Since I wasn’t in some kind of hurry I said yes. At first she talked about the company. How it was established in 1851 and how they use naturally-derived products to heal the skin and help it work as it should. After she applied two strips on my forehead and cheek she told me how moist and healthy my skin was (what kind of sorcery is this). Maria then proceeded to ask me what my skin struggles were. After she wrote all the information down in my newly created electronic file she presented me with a skin care routine she believed would best suit me. Since I only needed a cream and I hadn’t tried the brand I only opted for the cream and promised myself that if I am satisfied with the products I tried I would gradually switch my skincare products to the ones Maria suggested. I also got a magic elixir for my head’s dry skin. Last thing that impressed me is that if you take empty bottles back for recycling for 3 you get a lip balm, for 5 a deluxe sample and for ten a full size product from a specific list. 

All in all I saw a brand that promotes natural products that are kind to the skin while considering the environment by using recycled packaging and rewarding people who recycle. 


What is your experience with Kiehl’s? Let me know in the comments below!

* No trees were harmed during the making of this blog post.

College survival guide!

I recently started college, this being my second semester. My first few weeks I kept thinking how great it was that I had friends there who let me in on all the secrets and made my time so much easier. Consequently, this post is for all of you that don’t have friends in college or you’re just afraid to ask for advice.

  • Socialize

Your first days you might feel like sitting in a corner not making eye contact with anyone. Don’t. Say hi. You are in the same school you do have things in common. It’s way easier to start a conversation!

  • Keep contacts

Getting a name isn’t enough. Facebook,twitter,phone,mail etc. Always ask for contact information. When you’ll miss class and are in desperate need of notes you’ll be greatfull you kept their numbers.

  • Utilize your agenda 

Whether it’s digital or not use your agenda for everything. Homework, meetings, parties. In college a ton of things are going on. You don’t want to miss out because you simply forgot.

  • Love your teachers

Ask questions,participate, go to their office. Even if you don’t actually need help. This interaction will help them remember you and make them more keen to give you a good grade.

  • Be yourself 

As opposed to school college has more diversity. Ages, nationalities, beliefs. There are so many different people in college. This means that diversity is also more easily accepted. So if you wanted to do something but were afraid of judgement college is a great place to do it.

So that’s it for now. Let’s help each other out!Do you have any advice you could give me about surviving college? Let me know in the comments below.

My first makeup bag 

Buying makeup can be so overwhelming. And if your a total beginner things can get ugly! So I hope to give you some ideas to create a whole makeup bag that can take you from day to night with easily applicable products! 

  

General rule: When buying makeup for the first time stick to cheaper products until you find what you like and works best for you. 

Face:

  

If you have a pretty clear face a BB cream is a must! If not go for a foundation with more coverage. I did not include a concealer and a primer because to me they don’t make a huge difference and you shouldn’t get overwhelmed by a huge amount of products.

What I suggest

  • Garnier BB cream according to your skin type
  • Maybelline dream satin liquid foundation
  • Maybelline Super stay better skin powder

  

For cheeks the Estée Lauder signature powder blush no 19 is great because you can use it as a blush as well as a light bronzer. 

Eyes: 

  

For eye shadow stick to not as pigmented neutrals. The outcome will not be as strong but it will be extremely difficult to mess it up!

What I suggest: 

  •  Maybellne The Nudes pallete

  

Sticking to the same vibe go for a felt tip eyeliner as it is more easily applied! For a bolder look you can go over it with a liquid eyeliner.

What I suggest:

  • Sephora felt tip eyeliner, classic line 
  • Seventeen mascara X-TRAOIRDINAIRE, black 01
  • Maybelline mascara Lash sensational

Lips:  Rules always have exceptions! I would definitely splurge on a red lipstick because it’s a classic! Lastly a makeup bag is not complete without an everyday nude lipstick.

  
What I suggest:

  • Yves Saint Laurent rouge pur couture 35
  • Rimmel by Kate Moss 01
  • Koress guava 13 natural pink   

What was your first makeup product? Let me know in the comments below!

    Blog Party!

    Do you want your blog to be viewed by thousands of people? Do you want to connect with other bloggers? Then welcome. This is a post dedicated to all of you in order to share and promote your work and find other likeminded individuals. If you are interested check the rules below: 

    1. Follow my blog 
    2. In a comment write a few things about your blog and a link to either your homepage or your favorite post.
    3. Be careful add only ONE link to your comments or they will go to spam. If you want to share more links create separate comments.
    4. For each link you share check another one out.

    Have fun!

    What’s in my college bag?

    Hi everyone! I commute everyday to my college. It takes me an hour to get here and another one to go back. Needless to say I need a lot of things to get through the day but also I can’t be carrying a suitcase around. When I started college I saw those gorgeous girls walking gracefully around with beautiful handbags. My first thought was: I want to look like that. Unfortunately I soon realized that a handbag was not going to work for me and my poor arm. So I bought this really nice backpack! 
    I particularly love the color because it fits to every season perfectly! Unfortunately the particular color is not longer available but you can see the color selection Here.

    Here’s what’s in my bag! 

    • My notebook. Since I don’t take a crazy amount of notes I chose to get one notebook for all three of my classes to avoid the extra weight. I particularly like sewn notebooks instead of spirals since I am left handed.
    • My textbook. For most classes we thankfully have e-books so I don’t carry much weight but for this particular class it wasn’t available.
    • My agenda. I truly need it to keep all those horrific deadlines organized.

    • My pencil case 

    • My “girl” bag.
    • A hairbrush 

    • My wallet 

    • My sunglasses.
    • And last but not least my contact lens solution. It sounds insane but I never leave the house without my contacts solution. If you wear lenses you probably know that they have a mind of their own and that they smell fear. So the solution is the only way to fix an accident without damaging your eyes.

    What is the most important thing in your college/university/school bag? Let me know in the comments below!

    Summer Skincare Tips 

    Hello, beautiful readers! 

    I adapt my skin care routine with each season. My skin concerns change in summer and winter. With summer approaching, I share skin care tips I use during the season.

    1. Keep skin hydrated 

    I drink a ton of water. The H20 hydrates both my skin and body. I hydrate my skin with extra water, and it appears softer and supple. You can hydrate the skin in a few ways: 

    • Increase your water consumption by drinking more water or eating water-rich foods
    • Use a hydration-boosting moisturizer. A moisturizer containing hylauronic acid, for example, gives the skin extra hydration 

    2. Don’t forget to wear sunscreen

    UV rays are especially harmful during the summer. Choose a sunscreen that gels into the skin. A sunscreen that gels will absorb fully. Most specialists reccommend using (at minumum) SPF 25. 

    3. Protect your lips 

    I sometimes forget this step. Your lips are composed of fragile skin, and should be protected like the rest of your skin. A simple method to protect your lips is to use a hydrating, nourishing lip balm.