Friday favorites: July

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The time you enjoy wasting, is not wasted time – John Lennon

Hi dearies,

Late this day I want to share some of my July favorites with all of you! One of my favorites from the last couple of weeks has definitely been this quote by John Lennon. In my opinion one of the most important things in life is to be happy and to do the things you love. This sometimes mean that some people might say you are wasting your time on something, or that perhaps you could go do something that will make you (more) money. Well, in the end, it matters that you do something you are enjoying, something that makes you happy. And every minute of you being happy is precious, thus never wasted time 😉

My list of favorites from last month is pretty long, but I’ll keep it short since I need to get up very early tomorrow…

Curious to read more about my favorite products of last month?

xoxo Saranda

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Sarandipity weekly

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Hi there!

Enjoying your weekend so far? I most certainly am! Last week I have done a lot of different things and today I want to give you just a little bit of insight what I did these past couple of days 🙂

As you know I now work for Isabelli as an intern and on Sunday we had a stand at the Hed Kandi hippie market in the Amsterdam Opera House. This place was just gorgeous and we had a great time as we also could do a little partying, woohoo! 😀 Besides working and partying I also did some other nice things this week…

Read on for the full ‘diary’ of last week. The Sarandipity weekly!

xoxo Saranda

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Beauty: Favorite products

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Hi there,

Sorry my post is so late today but I have a reason for it which I will explain later this week.
Today I would like to tell you a bit about some of my favorite beauty products. My interest for beauty is growing lately and I feel like I really have some hidden pearls in my make-up and beauty stash haha.

First a little overview of all the products. Read on for a little review about some of my favorites…

  • Dolce & Gabbana ‘Desire’ perfume, thanks to Dijksman Communication
  • L’oreal LUMI Magique light infusing foundation
  • Sally Hansen nailpolish in color 406 ‘Purple Heart’
  • Hannah Touch of Silk
  • Lush Bubblegum lipscrub
  • Lush Ultrabland facial cleanser
  • M.A.C. Lady Danger lipstick
  • The Body Shop Coconut bodybutter
  • L’oreal Wild Stylers Depolish paste
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Review: Color Riche LeSmoky from L’OREAL Paris

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Hi all,

A few days ago my boyfriend got home from a L’Oreal presentation and workshop with a great goodiebag! Only one item for him and three for me! Yay! 😀 

One of the items was a L’Oreal Color Riche LeSmokey eyeliner pencil with a smudge sponge at the other end. From the first time I saw it (damn that sounds weird, like if I am talking about a handsome stranger haha) I wanted to try it out so badly and immediately thought I am doing my first ever beauty review with this product! So here it is, my first beauty review thanks to L’Oreal and my boyfriend 😉 

Enjoy this post! xoxo
So at first I noticed, the pencil is slightly larger than my normal pencils because of the smudge sponge, no problem but it can be annoying as now it doesn’t fit in my little beauty bag I always carry around in my bag. 

At first I swatched the eyeliner pencil on my hand and I loved the cool pure black color from the pencil. The black color is very well concentrated and the pencil immediately leaves the perfect amount of black on your hand, and very important also on your eyelid and on the waterlines of your eyes. I was already happy haha. So that’s a big plus for sure.

I also swatched the pencil on my hand and smudged the line and that also went well. Time for testing it on for my daily make-up. There was a little bit of highlighting powder on my eyelid and I noticed the difference with my hand a lot! The blackness was the same but I had the idea the pencil didn’t smudge as nicely on my eye as it did on my hand…

Here you see the result!
In this picture you can see a bit of the result. The picture above my eye just after applying the LeSmoky eyeliner. As you can see the smudging didn’t go perfect but not bad either. In the corner of my eye it went great but the line was somewhat harder to smudge out. In the picture below you can see the difference. One eye totally ready, including Mascara from Sephora (LOVE IT!) and one eye naked except for some highlighting powder.

Must say I was happy with the result but I am curious if the eyeliner will work better without the highlight powder underneath. Will try that later.

In short the pro’s and cons: 

Great concentration of black
Simple applying
Stays on for long
Doesn’t smudge to places you don’t want to

Smudging doesn’t work perfectly
Pencil somewhat larger

Overall I just love the pencil, not much to complain about it!
What do you think of this make-up item? And what do you think of my first beauty review?

Let me know!