Sunday, 20 July 2014

My Lips But Better

The "no make-up make-up look" has become a well known phenomenom in the beauty world, and countless magazine articles, blog posts and Youtube video tutorials have surfaced, explaining how exactly to use just these 48 products, to make it look like you haven't done anything. As a side note to the "no make-up make-up", the term "my lips but better" was born, used by bloggers galore to explain how this lipstick makes it look like you're not wearing lipstick - only prettier. Or at least that's what I've gathered. Whether it springs from the "less is more" mantra or is simply a result of sheer laziness, I'm digging it (the "my lips but better" thing that is, as you will tell I've definitely not mastered the "no make-up make-up" look), and here are my top 5:
Topshop Sheer Lips 'Alibi':




Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter 'Creme Brulee':
Maybelline Colorsensational Shine Gloss 'Cashmere Rose':
 
Carmex Moisture Plus tinted lip balm SPF15 'Peach':
MAC Cremesheen Lipstick 'Peach Blossom':

What's your verdict? Any faves?
Take care xx

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Semi-Automatic

Monki dress | H&M coat | Topshop sandals | Ray-Ban sunnies
Another day, another striped item of clothing. As you can tell, I may or may not have an addiction. That being said, you can never really go wrong with stripes. This outfit shows my new Birkenstock-dupes from Topshop, which I mentioned in this post, in action. I'm still in love with my black Birks, I love this white pair as well, and I'm really tempted by the tan ones, since my friend Florencia from FloLovesClothes got them! I really need to restrain myself.

Take care xxx

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Whispers

Zara t-shirt | H&M shorts | Converse shoes
MAC 'Peach Blossom' lipstick with Tanya Burr 'Aurora' lip gloss over the top

Back to normal! Wearing all black in 35 degree celsius weather was not as good an idea as it might have seemed, although I'm not one to complain about the weather we've been having lately, even if it does feel like my face is melting off. I whipped out these old H&M shorts, which is a favorite item of mine, as the fabric is soft and airy, perfect for hot summer days. Passenger did an impromptu street concert in Copenhagen, and was absolutely incredible. I'd highly reccommend listening to his new album 'Whispers' if you haven't already, it is rather great.

Take care xx

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Festival Moments

the rolling stones
lene from recorded life & sisse from ragsnrecords
haim
arctic monkeys
at the major lazer show
h&m shorts, thrifted shirt, boohoo boots, monki cardigan & bag
stevie wonder
I'm back from my week at Roskilde Festival! All in all I had a pretty great week and the concerts were amazing. Obviously The Rolling Stones killed it, Haim were bad-ass as ever, Arctic Monkeys were insanely cool and Major Lazer threw the sickest party I've experienced. I did feel like I got ran over by a truck repeatedly when I got home, but that's not stopping me from doing it all again next year.
Take care xxx

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

A Makeover

If you've clicked onto my blog today, you will probably notice a slight difference - I've changed the name and url. I have decided to change my blog's name from KauteKouture to Katarina Julie. I have wanted to change it for quite some time now, and finally decided to go for it. I figured my name would be more personal, and also something I wouldn't really grow to become tired of. The blog and its content is still the same, and I hope you will all continue to follow me!

xxx
www.katarinajulie.com

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Festival Essentials

When spending time at a festival site, whether it be a day, a weekend or an entire week, a bumbag/fanny pack is an excellent choice of bag, to keep all of your important belongings compact and close to you. Here's a little look at what I'm carrying around with me at Roskilde Festival.
- Money
Credit cards, cash, health insurance card, etc. Always keep it on you if an accident should happen, or you just have a craving for a garlic bread at 1am.
- Camera
A small digital camera is a great thing to have at festivals to capture great moments without the risk of bringing a larger, more expensive camera.
- Hand Sanitizer
An absolute essential, as festivals can be pretty gross and there's hardly ever access to a proper sink when you've been to the bathroom.
- Pills
Aspirin and other medicine if you take any is a good idea to carry with you as well.
- SPF & Sunglasses
Again, super important to make sure you don't get burnt if it's sunny, as it's easy to forget.
- Mirror
To make sure you don't have dirt on your face or garlic between your teeth, from that garlic bread you had earlier. (Seriously though, the garlic breads at Roskilde are the best)
- Phone & Portable Phone Charger
The phone is a bit of a no-brainer as you wouldn't be able to reach people otherwise, but the portable phone charger is pretty damn useful, so you're not stranded somewhere without battery. I couldn't take a picture of mine, as I'm only picking it up at the festival site.
- Programme
Another thing I couldn't include in the picture  is a festival music schedule. Plan out the bands you want to see so you don't forget, and maybe also a map of the festival grounds, so you don't get lost (that never happened.)

Take care xx

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Festival Beauty Bag

As much as a make-up and skincare junkie that I am, I cannot be bothered with a skin regime and a full face of make-up if I'm out at a festival or another camping scenario; it just ain't happening. Not counting a toothbrush and shampoo, here's a little look at what I seek to whenever I'm not within reach of my bathroom sink and regular caseload of make-up.
SPF
A hugely important step generally in the summer, but especially at festivals when you're likely to sit in the sun for longer periods at a time! Look for something with a higher spf and both UVA and UVB protection.
Dry ShampooNow I normally wash my hair every day (I know, I know, shame on me) but spending a week at a campsite just doesn't provide you with the luxury of that, so other remedies needs to be brought into the game. Dry shampoo is an essential for your greasy roots and with a few spritzes of this stuff, you almost look presentable again.
Make-Up Face Wipes
Shock, horror! As much as I would like to bring a lineup of cleansers with me, the minimal space in my bag as well as the unpredictable bedtimes won't allow that, so I reach for the good ol' face wipes. Given that I wear a lot less make-up than usual, I can almost justify this. It is also just so handy and oh-so easy.
Minimal Make-Up
I am very far from having perfect skin, and I really don't feel comfortable going outside barefaced but I honestly can't be bothered all the fuss it is to put on make-up when your tent is boiling hot and you'll wind up sweating it all off anyway. A dab of concealer, a couple of coats of mascara and I'm good to go. As for the lips, a lip balm with SPF is a must. I recently got this one from Carmex, which has SPF15 and is tinted, so it adds a little extra color!
Hair Chalk
This is not an essential by any means, but as someone who is usually very conservative regarding hair, festivals are the time to branch out. Hair chalk is super easy and quick to add a lil' sumtin' sumtin' to your hair. I'm thinking a nice pink dip dye, yes?


Take care xx