Friday, March 7, 2014

GRWM - OOTD + MOTD

Hey, guys!

Now that we're done with the secret code language, let's jump right into the post. I don't usually do outfit posts, simply because there's nobody to take the pictures, but for the sake of variety, I decided to post my makeup & outfit for my boyfriend's dad's birthday's reception a couple of days ago.

Let me just quickly mention, that I have finally created a Facebook page for the blog! It's just ultimately such an easy way to reach out an receive instant updates on my latest posts and behind the scene photos :) Feel free to drop by!

Outfit details:
Dress: Only (Similar here 60% off)
Shoes: Bianco
Cardigan: H&M originally
Earrings: Pilgrim (only silver)
Clutch: Magasin



Moving straight on from the awkward posing (can you say - out of my element?), I wanted to do something simple and Spring inspired, comfortable, but still put together.

The dress, the clutch and the shoes are all from the wedding I attended in Bulgaria this summer, what I did was add the fluffy cardigan I picked up at the second hand bazaar last weekend and my new Pilgrim earrings, which I now wear religiously.

I really felt good - the shoes are extremely comfortable, as well as the dress, the cardigan kept me warm and covered up, nothing complicated was going on, which is what I like.

As for the make-up I wanted to keep things somewhat simple - no liquid liner, bright shadows or lips, so this is what I chose to use.
Seems excessive, I know, but it's not like I just slap on everything in one go. I did a bit of fake tanning the first time in a long time, because I was feeling a little too pale and felt like I could pull it off with the color of my eyes and hair.

Due to the tan, I mixed quite a few foundations together to get the perfect shade + I like adding the Rimmel 25 hour foundation on occasions where photos are taken, since it doesn't have SPF in it as far as I can see. I then use the whole shebang of Bobbi Brown undereye concealing (including the hydrating eye cream, which is claimed to work as a primer too) and let me tell you - these products get the job done. I almost want to do a before & after, because when I say that I struggle with dark undereye circles, I really mean it, but as you can see from the pictures below (which are not retouched in any way) I look somewhat awake and healthy, no? I use the Bobbi Brown powder from the kit on the rest of my face too, add some blush, a bit of a bronzer (also on my neck, shoulders and chest area; set my eyebrows, use basically 3 brown shades on my eyelid, tightline my eyes, mascara, lip gloss, a little spray with the Body Shop mist and I am good to go.
What are your favorite products at the moment and what kind of looks do you like to pull off in the Spring time? Let me know, if you want to see a more detailed tutorial on the makeup or more outfit posts to come!

Have an amazing weekend! I just wanted to say, that I am off for a trip this weekend, which I am looking so much forward to!

Hope you enjoyed the post and I will talk to you soon!

Renate 

18 comments:

  1. I'm just following you back dear
    Have a great weekend and safe trip ^^
    MY-Emily

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    1. Thanks so much :) Have an amazing weekend as well.

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  2. I love this! Thanks for sharing! I have the same Bobbi Brown concealer. What do you think of it? I am not a huge fan ):

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    1. Thank YOU :) Glad you enjoyed it! Well, as I say in the post, I really love it, because it's the only one I have tried, that gets the job done. I have heard from girls not struggling with under eye darkness to the same extent saying, that it's too heavy or too creamy, but it works great for me, especially together with the whole line.
      What were your reservations? :)

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  3. have a nice weekend dear :) xx
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    1. Thank you so much! Hope you had a wonderful one as well :)

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  4. Really love this outfit post, like the outfit and love that fluffy coatigan!!! Cute.

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    1. Thank you, I appreciate that a lot :) I'm glad I reached out of my usual comfort zone.

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  5. What a super nice and elegant outfit! I absolutely love it :)

    xo Mélane
    Selfhelp | Inspiration | Motivation

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    1. Thanks so much :) Glad you enjoyed the post!

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    1. Thanks :) Amazing with the second hand bazaar - makes me try out things I usually wouldn't.

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  7. Love you outfit, dear)
    Very elegant!
    If you want, we can follow each other. Kisses
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    1. Thanks :) Sure, I'll definitely check yours out!

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  8. Nice elegant outfit!

    Did you enjoy your weekend :-) ?

    addictedtofashion.nl

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    1. Thanks! I definitely did, thank you for asking! :)

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  9. This is just gorgeous i really love the color. great outfit!! and such a pretty girl!!!

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    1. Thank you so much, that made my day :)

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