♡ Glowy V-day Inspired Makeup Look

img_6261img_6255img_6252 Product used:
Black Opal Stick Foundation – Heavenly Honey
Revlon Colorstay concealer – Light Medium
NARS Illuminatior
Colourpop Highlighter – Lunch Money
Urban Decay Naked 3 palette
Mac Honey Love lipstick
YSL Rouge Volupte lipstick #7
Lashes – http://www.bornprettystore.com

What do you think of this look? <3

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Hair | Box Braid Styling Inspiration

 One of my favourite protective hairstyles are box braids and If you follow me on Instagram (@niicolea) you know I recently got my hair braided. Braids are super easy to maintain and it’s fun styling them. Here is some inspiration for styling box braids

High Ponytail

High Bun

Half up – half down

Side part

I personally love to wear my braids in “half up – half down” and “high bun” style (see pic below). Which style is your favourite?

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Haul | Colourpop

Hi beauties! I wanted to share some new products from Colourpop that I’m super excited to try out. I will definitely review my goodies soon! Please let me know if you have tried any products from Colourpop <3

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Highlighters; Lunch Money, Spoon, Wisp

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Ultra Matte Lipsticks; Kapow, Beeper, Trap, Lax, Avenue, Zipper & Be-Dazzled

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Life | Trip to Gambia

Hello beauties! I have been gone from the blogging world for a few weeks but now I’m back with loads of exciting blogposts :)

If you follow me on Instagram @niicolea you already know that I travelled to Gambia during the holidays with one of my besties Sally (check out her YouTube channel Misssallyboo1). We love travelling and exploring the world and our trip to Gambia was soo much fun – I’m not ready to go back to uni.

  

  

Have you been to Gambia?

 

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Skin Care | Dermaroller Treatment

You have probably heard of Dermaroller treatment before. It’s also called micro-needling or skin needling, and it’s a method of skincare designed to get rid of surface imperfections in your skin. You might think that it sounds like the perfect solution for your minor blemishes, old acne scars, or other imperfections. But it’s important to have a deeper understanding of the process before you actually try it.

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You might be wondering what the point of poking your skin with needles is exactly. Well, the needles cause minor, temporary damage to your skin cells. The purpose is to send signals to your body that an injury has taken place. Essentially, it’s a way to trick your body into increasing its defenses and producing more restorative components.

Collagen is the most important restorative component for skin cells. Collagen is a type of protein that your body makes naturally. It works almost like a glue or binding agent, holding your skin cells together. Unfortunately, collagen levels tend to drop off when people get older, which is a big part of why Dermaroller and other skincare procedures become necessary, to fool your body into making more collagen. Cosmetic lasers can also help with that, but you might be a better candidate for Dermaroller, depending on your skin type.

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Your skin will probably bleed quite a bit for a few minutes after the procedure. The technician can treat that easily enough with sterile gauze. They should also give you a cream or lotion to use when you go home, which will further encourage collagen production. The long-term results are that, with several treatments, you should start to see your skin regain the smoother, healthier appearance that it used to have.

Some people choose to do Dermaroller themselves at home. There are many different at-home Dermaroller kits to choose from costing as little as €30. They are fairly safe, as long as you keep them clean and follow the instructions that come with them. However, for the best results with the least risk of infection, it’s always best to go to a professional treatment clinic. Granted, those costs will be considerably higher.

Kim Kardashian is one celebrity who has done the procedure

Kim Kardashian is one celebrity who has done the procedure

In either case, be sure to carefully research the right type of Dermaroller for you. Needle sizes vary. Smaller needles are meant to treat minor problems, while more intense problems, such as deep acne scars, might require larger needles. That’s why it’s a good idea to get a professional opinion, even if you opt to treat yourself at home.

Would you dare to go through a dermaroller treatment?

New feature: Read all blogposts in your language

Hi beauties! I have been gone from blogging for a few weeks due to loads of uni work. but now I’m back. I wanted to let you know about a new function on my blog; a translate button, where you can translate my blog posts to your language.

Simply click on your country’s flag on the right hand side and all blogposts will translate to your language. Please let me know if I haven’t featured your language in the panel <3

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Makeup | Step-by-step Purple & Silver Smokey Eye 

Today’s blog post is a “step-by-step” tutorial of another fall makeup look –  silvery smokey eye with a hint of purple and dark lips.  I used to do these “how to apply eyeshadows” posts back when I first started my blog, and today I finally decided to do another one. Please let me know if you like these posts and would like to see more tutorials. For this look I mainly used my new Smashbox Double Exposure palette and OMG I absolutely love this palette, look out for a review.

img_49741. Start by priming your eyelid with a primer and apply a skin toned eyeshadow based.
2. With a blending brush, apply a neutral warm toned purple eyeshadow in the crease.
3. To smoke out the look, add a dark brown/purple to the outer part of the lid and blend with a blending brush. To add a more smokey effect use an black eyeshadow on the same outer part.
4. Apply a metallic silver eyeshadow on the lid and the inner part of the eye.
5. Apply a winged liner. Line your waterline with a black eyeliner and smudge out the lower lashline with a black eyeshadow.
6. Coat your upper and lower eyelashes with mascara and add false eyelashes – And that’s it!

Product list:
Smashbox Double Exposure palette
Urban Decay Naked 3 palette
E.l.f Cream Liner – Black
MAC Studio Fix Fluid foundation – Nc44
Black Up Contour Stick – #1
Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour palette – Medium to tan
MAC Herione Lipstick
Urban Decay Revolution High-Color Lipgloss – Bittersweet

What do you think of this look? <3

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