Thursday, 27 November 2014

Favourite Lipsticks for Autumn / Winter

Hello lovelies!

Today I want to share with you some of my favourite lipsticks for autumn and winter time! A year and a half ago I didn't really wear lipsticks much, but you could say I got converted! Now I'm known to love a pop of colour on my lips amongst my friends and honestly: nothing can beat a good lippy, eh?

I chose a variety of different products from lipsticks to lip lacquers over to lip balms - so there should be something for everybody!

Rimmel Apocoalips Lip Lacquers in "Galaxy":
I love everything about this! The colour is a gorgeous dark cherry, berry. The formular goes on liquid and dries on the lips but still leaves them looking glossy. The doe foot applicator makes it really easy to apply. Also the smell is delicious!

Rimmel London Lasting Finish Matte by Kate Moss in "107": I think this is all bloggers, all time favourite lippy! 107 is a lovely wine red colour with a matte finish. It's easy to apply and has a good staying power. I also think it suits so many different types of people.

Collection Lasting Colour Lipstick in "3 Sugar Plum": I gave this a mention in my first ever Favourites post last November (such a long time!) and I still love this. It's a lovely plum shade with a little bit of shimmer to it. You can either wear this sheen or build it up to a bright pop of colour. I've also had lots of compliments on the shade when wearing this!

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in "225 Sultry": 
The balm formular is one of my favourites! It's so easy to apply, gives you a great amount of colour and it has a matte finish. The colour is a gorgeous plumy shade, with a brown undertone. This also has a lovely minty taste to it!

MAC "Oblivion":
This is a gorgeous blood-red shade with a slight blue undertones. Oblivion has an amplified creme finish. (You can read an in-depth review of this here!) Now unfortunately this lipstick is from the "Rocky Horror Picture Show Limited Edition" range, so I don't think you'll be able to purchase this anymore. But I still wanted to include it in this list as it's one of my faves! Also I'd love to know if you own something similar to this shade - I'd love to get a dupe of this!

MAC "Diva":
And last but not least a lipstick for all the brave ones out there! Diva is a super dark wine red shade with a matte finish. This lipstick is the definition of "vampy lipstick" for me! I really want to wear this more often this winter season and I hope I'll be brave enough as this is such a gorgeous colour! I've got a full review of this over here if you're interested!

And here are all the swatches for you left to right in the order from above :)

What is your favourite lipstick for Autumn / Winter? Do you own any of the one's I've mentioned? And are you excited for the festive season?

ALSO: Have you already entered my 1 Year Blogiversary Giveaway to win a MAC lipstick of your choice?

xx Ann-Kathrin

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Tuesday, 25 November 2014

1 Year Blogiversary + Giveaway

Happy Tuesday Everybody!

UPDATE: I'm going to have to extend this giveaway by a few weeks! I've been really busy the past month, I'm still in the middle of taking important exams and also I'm going away after Christmas so it's all rather hectic! I hope you understand that and it'll be a "late Christmas present" :)

Today I've got something special for you gorgeous people! It's my blogs 1 year anniversary this November, so to celebrate I thought I would do a little giveaway for my loyal readers! Cause who doesn't love a good giveaway - I sure do!

Can you actually believe that it's been an entire year I've been writing this blog? Because I certainly can't haha

I wanted to say a BIG Thank You to everybody who has been reading my posts, leaving lovely comments and chatting to me on my Social Media accounts (@annxkathrin on twitter and instagram ;) )! 

Now onto the giveaway: I'll be giving away one MAC Cosmetics lipstick of your choice to one lucky winner!

This one is MAC Cosmo

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To enter you'll just have fill in the mandatory entry in the Rafflecopter widget!
The mandatory entry is following my blog on bloglovin, but of course you can also fill in the other options.
The winner will be picked randomly by Rafflecopter.
The prize is one MAC lipstick from their permanent collection.
This giveaway is open internationally.
It will run from the 25rd of November until the 13th of January.
I'll announce and contact the winner within the next 48 hours after the giveaway ends!

I hope you'll have a great day and enjoy this giveaway!

xx Ann-Kathrin

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Tips Tuesday #7

Hello lovlies!

It's nother tuesday and here's another nail varnish that I want to talk about: Catrice "62 Must-Have STEELetto".

This is a gorgeous metallic shade with a slight plumy shimmer. I think I'll use this lots during the upcoming festive christmas time. I also like the formular: it just glides on and dries really quickly. I only needed two coats to get great results (you can see below - and please excuse the bad manicure, I was in a rush painting them!) 

Since I got this in a drugstore in Austria I have to say I'm actually not sure if the brand Catrice is being sold outside of Austria or Germany. Please let me know if you've heard of it before or tried it yourself!
What do you think of this colour?

xx Ann-Kathrin

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