CAPSULE #7-3The week has seen the disappearance of foundation from the makeup menu (per chef’s orders to simplify, simplify, simplify.); my skin has been the site of an overload of Pompeii-like eruptions all of a sudden. Which reminds me. Anyone else beyond excited to see John Snow in Pompeii? That beautiful, beautiful man… But I digress. Case in point being, I’ve been far too lazy to faff around with layer after layer of foundation and concealer afterwards, even though my skin would probably look a lot better than it has this week if I did. In light of that, I’ve been trying to focus on giving it some extra TLC at night with my Tarte Maracuja Oil instead of my usual night cream. This one’s just a sample size from Sephora (hint: use code MARACUJA at checkout on the Sephora website for this sample); I’m debating between this and the Pai Rosehip Oil when I commit to a full size, but this has really helped heal those pesky blemishes. I’ve been relying heavily on my Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette (review here) to inject in some much-needed glow. This one was limited edition, but you can get the individual shades except “Incandescent Light” here.  I’ve especially been loving Radiant Light on the cheekbones with Nars Laguna Bronzer to welcome Sister Spring and sunshine. I’ve had the Sigma E30 Pencil Eye Brush forever now, but I’ve only just gotten into using it on the daily with my battered-up version of the Stila Kitten Eyeshadow. As you can probably tell, this thing has been through hell and back; I have dropped it (possibly more than twice, but I refuse to confess to anything), broken it, and put it back together more than I care to mention, but it’s still a gorgeous highlight shade and works well in the inner corners using the brush. There you have it! The week, in review.

What have you been loving lately?



  1. The Tarte oil really intrigues me, it’s just a completely shame we can’t get Tarte products in Europe! I also always wanted to try one of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting powders… I need to decide on which shade to get.

    x Giada | The Beauty Recensionist

  2. I actually heard that starting next month they’ll be available on QVC there! I’m not sure if it’s exclusive to the UK, but definitely give it a try. They’re amazing, I think as an all-over setting powder, I’d go with diffused light or dim light. xx

  3. The Ambient Lighting Palette is beautiful. Such a shame it was limited edition! Hopefully the selection of Tarte products available for the UK won’t be limited because I’ve got my eye on the Be Mattenificent palette!

    Jade | The Jade Aesthetic

    • I know, it’s amazing! Ooh good choice. I’ve seen swatches online, it looks stunning!

  4. Hey Kristina! I love your blog, keep up the good work. I just wanted to say that I nominated you for the Liebster Award! Go check out my blog to see what i’m talking about. Lots of love x

    • thank you! That’s so sweet of you. I’ve actually already been nominated, but I’d love to write another post about it! Thanks again :)

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