Just discovered: two cruelty free Cosmetic brands

Last month I already saw some YouTubers praising this brand. Miss Maven used their lip tar and she was very enthousiastic about the texture and the colors.

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I am all for organic and cruelty free cosmetics. And for me they should have pretty packaging too. So I am a fan of brands like Urban Decay, Josie Maran and Tarte Cosmetics. And this new one, Obsesive Compulsive Cosmetics also known as OCC match my conditions.

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Not only they have this impressive lip tar in more than 40 shades. They also have cosmetics color pencils in very beautiful colors and everything for your face, from primer to concealer and more. They also sell make up brushes. It’s a brand certain to keep an eye on.

The second brand that cought my attention, I recently discovered, and this organic brand focuses on skin care products. It’s called Tata Harper, named after the founder, and their goal is to deliver luxurious anti-aging products that are free of synthetic and chemical ingredients.

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Tata Harper not only sells Skincare products like facial cleansers, brightening serums and masks. They also have body oils and some cosmetics products like lip and cheek tints. The packages all have the color green, which is one of my favorite colors, and they all have a very luxurious look. I’ll say this is a must have for your Skincare collection.

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It’s a brand that is already some time now on the market. It’s a bit pricey, but than… It’s much much better for your skin.

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Trending in eyeshadow land: Dual eyeshadow palettes

Funny thing is that the trick of using water or a fix spray or eyedrops to intensify an eyeshadow color is out there for years now. I used this trick for my 2013 X- mas look… I remember this so well. I combined purple and gold and used water to intensify the gold eyeshadow. It’s best to use a damp make up brush instead of a wet brush.

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Smashbox was the first to bring a transformation eyeshadow palette in december: the Double Exposure palette. It has 14 colors and by using water you then have 28 colors at your disposal. That's because the colors from this palette transform into another color when you add water. It made me think of toys that by adding cold or hot water they change color.

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Now this month, there is one other brand that also launched their version of this apparantly new trend: NARS cosmetics introduces NARSissist 8 Dual-Intensity eyeshadows.

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I’ll keep using water or eyedrops to intensify colors of my eyeshadow palettes. And having a transformation palette from Smashbox or NARS is much more like a nice to have.

The kitchen is the heart of every home, be where your heart is

The kitchen is the heart of every home, be where your heart is

KitchenAid kitchen dining
€315 – wayfair.com

Carlo Moretti drinkware
€155 – yoox.com

Ralph Lauren Home bar tool
€165 – amara.com

Kate Spade porcelain dinnerware
€81 – amara.com

OKA honey jar
€20 – okadirect.com

Sur La Table serveware
€12 – surlatable.com

Sur La Table serveware
€12 – surlatable.com

Distinctive Designs faux floral
€355 – insideavenue.com

Black white dress
€10 – romwe.com

Christian Louboutin shoes
€980 – christianlouboutin.com

At home it’s cozy and warm… the chique way

At home it's cozy and warm... the chique way

Carnival lamp
€86 – notonthehighstreet.com

Serena Lily serena lily bedding
€335 – serenaandlily.com

Faux fur blanket
€130 – fabulousfurs.com

Candice Olson bed pillow
€34 – overstock.com

Ulster Weavers tea towel
€8,47 – ulsterweavers.com

New Growth Designs fake flower
€785 – insideavenue.com

Brown sweater
€42 – lookbookstore.co

H&M wide-leg pants
€16 – hm.com

Tory Burch gold shoes
€165 – bergdorfgoodman.com

Beliani contemporary modern sofa
€1.880 – overstock.com

Modern coffee table
€855 – kathykuohome.com

White chair
amazon.com

Getting comfy was never so easy as this

Getting comfy was never so easy as this

Fur blanket throw
€335 – wayfair.com

Peacock Alley cotton bedding
€250 – wayfair.com

Bed sheet
amazon.com

King bed set
€8,46 – lnt.com

Forever 21 bedding
€5,84 – forever21.com

Porcelain mug
€7,16 – chapters.indigo.ca

Wildfox shirts top
€115 – donnaida.com

Wildfox white lace tee
€76 – hurleys.co.uk

UGG Australia pants
€67 – nordstrom.com