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Project pan 2018 - makeup treasures I want to pan this year

Dear Roses and Lilies,

This year, I decided to do a panning project. Since it is very new to me, I feel really excited and hope that it will not hinder me too much in using the other pieces of makeup that are not on my panning list.


More creativity in 2018 #goals

Dear Roses and Lilies,

One of my 2018 #goals is to really let my creativity run wild.

Perfect timing! I can use the NYX In Your Element #TeamFire palette, which is very colorful and fun. Got it in December last year, dug into it a few times.

The other day, I scraped a bit of the red pressed pigment and mixed it with gel moisturizer to obtain an intense pink blush.

What #goals do you have for this year?



Essence Lashes of the Day Super Volume mascara review

Dear Roses and Lilies,

In my quest for good and affordable mascara, I came across #lASHES OF THE day Super Volume mascara from Essence. This is a mascara designed to give you lots of volume, for a fraction of the price of other, more famous mascaras. The packaging is the kind of cutesy pink that I do not find appealing. But one should not judge a mascara by its packaging, right?


Essence 04 Flirt Alert Shine Shine Shine Lipgloss review

Dear Roses and Lilies,

This month, I have been in the mood to wear lipgloss more than ever. It is not that I grew tired of lipsticks - that I doubt will ever happen. I wanted to try one of the Essence lipglosses, because I had heard good things about them.


NYX Cheekies Lip Lingerie review

Dear Roses and Lilies,

As all the NYX Lip Lingerie liquid lipsticks, 16 Cheekies is a long wearing, mousse textured lippie that dries down matte. It is a white based light peach, that is very hard to pull off. On applying a first layer, you can notice that is it streaky. It dries down fast, at which point you can add another light layer on top to take care of the streakiness. It will not look perfectly even and, due to the color type, it will emphasize your lip texture and lines. It is not as resilient as French Maid, in that it fades in the center as soon as you have a drink. As I reapplied it, it did not crack and lasted on my lips pretty well. I managed to remove it using micellar water, though.