My favorite highlighters

Hi my loves! I hope you all are great. Today I wanna talk about my absolute favorite step when doing my makeup. It’s the step that makes all the difference. That little extra that gives us that healthy looking fresh glow that we all want. Yes, it’s highlighter! Of course, nothing can ever compare to the healthy glow you get through a healthy lifestyle with a healthy diet, enough sleep etc. But it’s something I just love about the finish when using a highlighter, it’s like putting the final cherry on the cake, haha!

I always put my highlights on the high points of my face where the sun would naturally hit.

  • Cheekbones. I use to put it above the apple of my cheeks, a little bit above the area I apply the blush.  I also like to apply it upward toward my temples, that gives you a really nice glowy effect.
  • Center of my nose. A little goes a long way here. You don’t want to overdo it! I normally use my little finger to apply here, because I feel I have more control then.
  • Brown-bones. A little bit of highlighter under your brown-bones really do gives you a more open or lifted look if you like.
  • Center of your chin. This is also a perfect place to apply highlighter to bring some extra light to you face.
  • Cupids bow. Yes to more plumped looking lips. This is the are right above the center of your upper lip. It really gives a nice effect with some extra shine here.

Under you’ll find my current favorite highlighters, and some of them have been following me for some years now.

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From left: Charlotte Tilbury, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Becca, MAC & Benefits

Let’s start with the one I’m sure many of you have heard of or even tried yourself, Mac’s “soft and gentle”. This is a multi-mineral complex with a little peachy bronze to it I would say. It’s easy to apply and it doesn’t scream to loud if you know what I mean. It’s a nice everyday highlighter. Or if you want a more beaming glow for an evening look, you can spray your brush with a setting spray before applying it to your face.

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Soft and gentle by MAC 

Another highlighter I have been using a lot the last two years is “watt’s up” from Benefit. This is a stick that makes it easier to apply, especially on your cheekbones. It has a very nice champagne glow that I absolutely love! It gives your a soft and delicate finish.

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Watt’s up by Benefit

Then over to a more new product of mine that’s called “Hollywood beauty light wand” by Charlotte Tilbery. This is a beautiful rose gold highlighter that gives you a soft finished. What I like is that it doesn’t have visible glitter, that makes the highlight look more natural. It’s also comes in a tube form that makes it very nice and easy to apply.

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Hollywood beauty light wand by Charlotte Tilbury 

Then over to a more warm and goldish highlighter that I absolutely adore! It’s “Amerzy” by Anastasia Beverly Hills. This is a limited edition product, but as far as I know it will be back on the marked in not too long (I think). This is a very smooth and buttery highlighter that I find blends very easy. It has a very good pigmentation! I really adore this product!

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Amerzy by Anastasia Beverly Hills 

Then last highlighter I wanna mention is Beccas’s “Champagne pop”. As you can tell I love champagne toned highlighters. This does have a little gold in it as well I would say. Is just so beautiful! It’s also  buttery and soft with great pigmentation. A little goes a long way. Becca cosmetics really have some awesome highlighters, you should check them out!

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Champagne pop by Becca

I love makeup! I do feel very comfortable in my own skin and I don’t have any problem to walk out of my house with no makeup at all. It is important to feel good in your naturally skin I think. But makeup is a very fun and creative way to express yourself, your mood or just having a lot of fun creating a look! So go and get your glam on and shine!

xoxo

Welcome November

Hi guys! I hope you all are doing fine and enjoying life. Wow, I can’t believe we are already in November now, times flies by so fast! Today I want to share with you my goals for this month. I love making weekly and monthly goals. For me it’s a great way to reflect over things in my life; what I appreciate, what I wanna work on, and discover some new goals I wanna achieve. My goals always change. They all depends on were I find myself mentally and physically, and what energy level I have. It’s a good way to get to know yourself better and listening to your body.

1:  Getting back on track with my healthy eating habits 

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During the time here in Barcelona, I have been eating out a lot. It has been more wine and a little more unhealthy food than what I usually eat. Indulging every now and then is okay, but I do like to have a balance that makes me feel good. Also, the kitchen in this apartment makes cooking very limited. We don’t have a stove or much kitchen equipment. I miss my kitchen so much! But, no excuse right?

2: Reading books

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I am not a person that just finish one book after another, I have to admit. But I do like to read, and especially this time of the year when it’s cold outside (yes, it gets cold in Barcelona too, haha). The next book I wanna read is by Dr. Nigma Talib, a naturopathic skin care and health expert. I have read it before, but it’s so good, I just love all about it!

3: Listening to more podcats 

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Recently I started to listen to some podcasts. Why haven’t I done that before? I love it! I’m sure you can find podcast about everything, so whatever matches your interests. These days I’m listening to a woman named Kimberly Snyder, who also is a health and wellness expert. I do have two of her books and I love her philosophy about health and wellness, so inspiring! What I love about podcast is that you can listen anytime; when going for a walk, training, cooking, while doing your makeup etc. You should try it!

4: Freshening up my makeup bag

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Yes, the Holiday season is right around the corner, which means a lot of events and parties! What I love about Christmas season is that you really can play around with glitter and more heavy makeup looks than the other seasons. I do have a list of makeup products I wanna try out, so I will definitely make reviews on that later on.

5: Spending time with my family and my love

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Yes, I’m actually going home in the end of November for a long weekend. It’s a reason I have to go back home, I might tell you guys later. But, I do get a few days to enjoy with my family and boyfriend. At that time it will be 7 weeks since last time I saw him, and I’m missing him like crazy already… Just thinking of him surrounding me with a hug makes me all jiggly inside! It’s crazy how much impact another person can have on your feelings, don’t you think?

That is my top 5 goals this month. I hope this might gave you some inspiration to makes some new goals and achievements.

xoxo