Catrice Kaviar Gauche LE collection ~ preview

Catrice Kaviar Gauche collection

Catrice Kaviar Gauche collection

Normally, I only show you pieces from limited edition collections that I really like. Well, this time, the story is the same, but what you’re seeing is actually the entire colection. It’s so absolutely beautiful that I would love to own everything in it. As you can tell from the photo above, I already got a quick peek at the collection at Beautyful Bloggers MeetUp and quickly decided that I want to introduce it to you.

Kaviar Gauche is one of the most fashionable brands in Germany, best known for their wedding gowns. This is the third time they collaborated with Catrice and I think the end result is stunning. There is a ton of gold and small detailing that makes this collection an absolute eye candy. You know how I always say that Catrice is stepping up their game? Well, this Kaviar Gauche & Catrice is another example of this!

Catrice Kaviar Gauche LE – brushes (eye brushes 4,29 €, face brushes 5,69€)

Catrice Kaviar Gauche brushes

First, I want to show you the brushes. There are four brushes in the collection (left to right):  highlighter brush, eye lid brush, eye blender brush and blush&contour brush (try to say this sentence out loud!). They look absolutely stunning and would be a welcome addition to my collection. I had the chance to give them a whirl and I have to say they are incredibly soft. For the price, definitely something to consider if you’re looking for new, affordable brushes.

Catrice Kaviar Gauche LE – brush roll (6,29 €)

Catrice Kaviar Gauche brush roll

Good brush roll is hard to come by. I’ve had the same one for years and it’s not exactly pretty looking anymore. This brush roll from Catrice Kaviar Gauche is intended for two larger and three smaller brushes, but I think you could actually fit more than that in there. I love the entire look of it with the cute bow. The color is perhaps not the most practical for travel, but beautiful nonetheless.

Catrice Kaviar Gauche LE – eyeshadow quad Sans Souci (6,29 €)

Catrice Kaviar Gauche eyeshadow palette

Eyeshadow quads in LE from Catrice are kind of hit or miss with me and this one is definitely a hit. With the four colors, you can easily create an everyday look, but I’d buy this palette even just to look at. With the details in the pans and the stunning packaging, it’s perhaps the prettiest palette of this year.

Catrice Kaviar Gauche LE – highlighter Eclat D’Or (6,29 €)

Catrice Kaviar Gauche highlighter

This highlighter is absolutely huge! No joke – it’s about as big as my entire palm and that’s saying something. I don’t think I really need another highlight this size with Cubanita and everything, but at the same time, Cubanita is golden and this one draws more toward the pink side. Again, an absolutely stunning product.

This line is already on the shelves in your favorite drugstore as I’m typing this. What’s your favorite product out of this line? Did you get anything for yourself already? Until next time, stay beautiful!


Top 10 autumn beauty products

autumn beauty products

Today, I’d like to share 10 beauty products that are entering my skincare routine this autumn and that I’m personally very excited about.


autumn beauty products Vichy The Ordinary

Heating takes its toll on my skin and I often notice it becoming more dehydrated and the pores getting more and more enlarged – almost as if they’re trying to suck all the moisture out of the air? This year, I’ll be battling the dehydration with The Ordinary 2 % hyaluronic acid. This acid is normally present in our skin but we can replace it when we feel that our body cannot hold enough moisture. Don’t forget to lock it in place with an oil based product, be it a cream or a pure facial oil – my favorite right now is Yanumi! I’m also bringing back the Vichy Pore Purifying Clay Mask that comes in this nifty two-use packaging. It contains two mineral clays and I always feel like it sucks the impurities right off my face. I usually buy my Vichy products at the pharmacy.


autumn beauty products L'Occitane Terre de Lumiere L'Oreal Mythic Oil

L’Occitane is always present in my skincare. In autumn days, I prefer heavier scents and oily shower gel since I fell they give more moisture to my skin. This fall, I’ll be using the L’Occitane Terre de Lumiere shower gel that comes from the perfume line Terre de Lumiere. The perfume itself is a bit strong for me, but the shower gel and body lotion have a more gentle smell which is very pleaseant. Another product that is always in my routine is the L’Oreal Professionel Mythic Oil. I always apply some to my hair while they’re wet. Ocasionally, I’ll warm a few drops between my fingers and apply them to the ends of my hair when they feel particularly dry. After use, my hair are soft and shiny.


Catrice Brown Collection autumn beauty products

If you haven’t had enough of the Catrice Brown Collection polishes on my Instagram, here they are again. These are not colors that I’d wear in the summer but the earthy tones are perfect for fall and winter. I have three out of five shades in the collection – left to right they are 01 Fashion Addicted, 03 Goddess of Bronze and 02 Sophisticated Vogue. The formula is quite thick so one coat will do. I like that because it usually means my manicure will last a bit longer.


autumn beauty products Golden Rose Paese, Trend it Up, Physician's formula

I like my make-up to be a bit softer in the colder months. Although the Physician’s Formula MuruMuru Butter Bronzer smells like coconut and reminds me of summer, it’s still lighter then most of my bronzers and gives me that slightly sunkissed look. I’ll also be reaching for Golden Rose highlighting stick (Bright gold). This cream highlighter is really soft and blends out beautifully. If I’m going for a more striking look, I’ll apply it twice, but otherwise two gentle sweeps on top of the cheekbones will do the job. Don’t forget – always apply cream products before setting your face, otherwise it can look quite unnatural.

In the summer, I barely use any blush, but now the Trend It Up powder blush (020) is making a comeback to my everyday make-up routine. The formula of these blushes is great, very gentle and blends out nicely. On top of that, the price is great as well. Last but not least, let’s not forget about a good primer. I usually stay away from silicone primers in the summer (since they do nothing for wear time of my foundation), but I tend to like them in the colder months. Paese make-up base is the first one on my list. Paese is a polish brand that’s been impressing me with their products lately and this primer is definitely one of them!

autumn beauty products


autumn beauty products autumn lipstick colors

When speaking of autumn lips, I think of darker colors, but I also like to include at least one shade that I can just pop on and leave the building. This time, this will be the job of Avon lipstick (Extreme Mauve) which is a nice pink shade but not too crazy to wear around the office. Among reds, I chose the NYX Gloss (True Red). For special occasions and walks around town, I’ll go for the Catrice by Dawid Tomaszewski in the shade C01. These are great lipsticks for a great price!

autumn beauty products autumn lipstick colors

These are the products that I’m going to be using for the next couple of months. Have you tried any of them yet? I’d also love to hear about at least one product you cannot imagine autumn without. Until next time, stay beautiful!

New L.O.V products – Summer 2017: liquid lipstick and highlighting drops

L.O.V Summer 2017

L.O.V is a sister brand of Essence and Catrice and a brand right up my alley – luxurious, elegant and sophisticated. It’s true that not every product sits well with me, but that is true for most brands – I think it would be weird if I just liked everything, don’t you? This time, I had a lucky hand and got to test two really good products.

LOVglow highlighting drops

L.O.V Summer 2017 glow highlighting drops

The first one immediately caught my eye and I knew that I had to test it right away. LOVglow highlighting drops (Muller, 10,99 € for 9ml) are available in two shades – pink-gold Moonlight dreams and gold Sunlight glow which I tested myself. The bottle looks stunning with the golden webbing, but I’m even more impressed by the dropper. It’s incredibly precise so you won’t waste any product when applying.

L.O.V Summer 2017 glow highligter drops

The drops can be applied as a regular highlighter to the cheekbones, mixed into liquid foundation or primer, but personally I liked them the most applied over the primer and before liquid foundation. As you can see from the swatch, the drops become almost invisible once blended, so they’re very appropriate to give the effect of a healthy and glowing skin all over the face. If you only want to highlight certain parts of the face, you should blend them out with your fingers rather than with a sponge – you’ll waste less product that way. I would highly recommend them as a good alternative to powder highlights.

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