Sunday, 10 April 2016


Hi my lovely readers,

I've been contemplating moving away from blogger for a while now, so that's what I've been doing in the past few weeks. 

You can find me on


I know I could have important all my content from here to wordpress, but to be honest it sounded to tedious for my liking. I'm still going to transfer my favourite posts from here to my new blog, but otherwise I'm just picking up where I left off here.

I'd love for you to swing by, and thank you so much for following me on here! 

I also just registered the new blog on Bloglovin', if that helps! :)

All the love,


Monday, 22 February 2016

Death of a Bachelor - Panic! at the Disco

I've always been at least a casual fan of Panic! At the Disco. I actually still remember the time I Write Sins Not Tragedies was released, and man – it's still such a tune. The reason why I describe myself as a "casual fan" is simply because I was never invested enough to be devastated when Ryan Ross, Jon Walker and Spencer Smith consecutively left the band. Brendon Urie is doing more than just fine on his own, and he very impressively illustrates that in Panic! At the Disco's newest release called Death of a Bachelor.

To be quite honest, I had only just caught up on the previous release – Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die – from 2014 (which is also a great record), when I realised that the next one was already out. Death of a Bachelor is mostly fast-paced with three slower songs (Death of a Bachelor, House of Memories and Impossible Year) thrown into the mix. It clocks in about 37 minutes, and it's addictive. I've caught myself listening to the whole album multiple times a day; I love to listen to it on my way to work, because the first song alone – Victorious – has me levelling up. Perfect song to power walk while lip syncing to it on the street (and have people look at you like you're a lunatic, too)! Same goes for Don't Threaten Me With A Good Time and especially Emperor's New Clothes: What a tune. Great music video, too!

Brendon Urie's range is quite impressive – I understand little to nothing about the technical bits of music and singing, but I love how he can belt out the high nothes and do the low Sinatra-eque (listen: Death of a Bachelor) bits as well. Vocally, I think it's the best Panic! Record yet – maybe together with Vices and Virtues from 2011.

When I first described the record to a friend, I think I said "It's so good, it makes you want to destroy things – but in a good way!", and that's still pretty much my opinion. Since it's so fast-paced with a great beat and lyrics, it's the perfect album for hitting up the gym (oh wow, another sentence I never thought I'd type a few years ago!). I'd actually go as far as to say that even though it was released in January, this will probably be one of my Top 3 albums of 2016 – I think that's quite the claim myself!

Favourite tracks? Pretty much all of them, but if I HAD to narrow it down to 5 ...

Victorious – Hallelujah – Emperor's New Clothes – Crazy=Genius – Impossible Year

Monday, 15 February 2016

Collection: Wearable Nude Lip Colours

My collection + swatches of wearable nude lip colours: MAC Spice, MAC In Control, MAC Brave, MAC Kinda Sexy, MAC Twig & Sephora Cream Lip Stain in 13 Marvelous Mauve!

For ages it was super hard for me to get into nude lipstick. A few years ago I always thought that nude lips equal "boring" or looking like a drowned corpse. (We say that in German, looking like a "Wasserleiche", I think it's not an actual saying in English. It's pretty macabre thinking about it, but you get the mental image ...) Fast forward a few years, and I have a small but growing collection of what I like to call "wearable" nudes that I actually wear quite a lot - so I thought why not write a roundup post of my favourites!

Sephora Cream Lip Stain in 13 Marvelous Mauve – About a year ago, I bought two bright shades of the Sephora Cream Lip Stains during a trip to Barcelona, and I always knew that next time I had the chance of visiting a Sephora, I'd have to buy the mauve shade. In November I visited Prague with my girls, so that's when I got this beauty. In short: Gorgeous mauve shade, super matte, extremely long-wearing, feels nice on the lips. Big thumbs up for this one!

MAC Twig – I just posted a review of this a few weeks ago when I first bought this. I still absolutely love it, right now it's my favourite "every day at the office" kind of lipstick that I just slap on in the morning when I don't want to think about it. It looks good paired with anything, so it's kind of a failsafe option!

My collection + swatches of wearable nude lip colours: MAC Spice, MAC In Control, MAC Brave, MAC Kinda Sexy, MAC Twig & Sephora Cream Lip Stain in 13 Marvelous Mauve!

MAC Brave – This satin shade is last year's Twig, if that makes sense. I bought it in Spring 2015 and it was the first nude-ish shade that I bought in a long time. It's a dusky mauvey pink, a bit lighter than Twig. Super easy to wear, and I'm probably going to break this out more again when Spring properly arrives.

MAC Kinda Sexy – Actually the first nude lipstick I ever bought. It's a peachy nude with a matte finish. I love the look of this paired with a bit of matte eyeshadow and a cat flick, it looks very 60ies that way. I feel like this is a great option for everyone who wants to try a "classic nude" colour that isn't a mauve, because it is pigmented enough so that it doesn't wash you out completely. Definitely worth a swatch!

MAC In Control – This Prolongwear lipliner has one of the best lip formulas I have ever come across. It glides on smoothly and then locks itself into the lips – you can wear this all day without having to reapply it. Granted, not everyone will like the feel of this on the lips, it's a bit different than most lipsticks because at the end of the day, it is incredibly dry. I don't mind it at all though – but I almost exclusively wear matte and retro matte lipsticks all year round, so that's also something to be considered.

My collection + swatches of wearable nude lip colours: MAC Spice, MAC In Control, MAC Brave, MAC Kinda Sexy, MAC Twig & Sephora Cream Lip Stain in 13 Marvelous Mauve!

MAC Spice – One of the most versatily shades in my collection! I actually really like wearing this just on its own because of its staying power. It's pretty much the matte 90ies nude that's been so en vogue for the past year, so if that's what you're lusting after Spice is a very solid choice!

The cool thing about all of these lipsticks and lipliners is that you can layer all of them. I love Kinda Sexy and Twig over Spice, for example. In Control I love on it's own, but layered with the Sephora stain it's literally bullet proof. Layering lip products is one of my favourite things while doing my makeup right now – it gives you so many possibilites without actually buying new products! Definitely worth a try if you're stuck in a makeup rut! :)

Monday, 18 January 2016

MAC Twig Lipstick

I never was a neutral lipstick kinda girl. Bright lipstick has always been my thing – and still is – but I still always wanted to find a nude lipstick that works for me. I've accomplished that mission in 2015 a few times now, and there's a summary of all the nude(ish) lipsticks I've accumulated in the past year coming up soon! Today it's all about one of my new favourites, however: MAC Twig.

Monday, 11 January 2016

Sunday, 10 January 2016

Makeup Revolution New-Trals vs Neutrals Palette

Review and Swatches Makeup Revolution New-Trals vs Neutrals Palette

Hi, my name is Tanja and I'm an eyeshadow palette addict. I keep trying to tell myself that nobody needs an infinite amount of eyeshadow, but somehow I don't like to listen to the voice of reason inside my head. But seriously, it's not my fault that Makeup Revolution make such great products for so little money, right? To put it into tumblr speech: My brain said "You gotta." So a couple of months ago, I did not only order the Iconic Pro 1 palette, but also this beauty – the Newtrals vs. Neutrals palette.

Friday, 8 January 2016

Chaos and the Calm - James Bay

I don't know what it is about these British singer/songwriters, but I seem to fall in love with all of them sooner or later. If there's one album apart from Made in the A.M. that I've been listening to non-stop in Autumn/Winter, it's Chaos and the Calm by James Bay.

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

MAC Evening Rendezvous Lipstick (LE) vs MAC Heroine

Review and swatches MAC Evening Rendezvous Lipstick (LE) vs MAC Heroine

Before anyone judges – Could you have said "no" to a plum lipstick in this funky purple packaging? I didn't think so. In my mind, I bought this lipstick before I even swatched it (bad beauty blogger, I know) – this just screamed my name. Good thing the swatches didn't disappoint me either! MAC Evening Rendezvous lipstick is part of the Magic of the Night limited edition. It's a purple-plum and matte and simply gorgeous!

Sunday, 3 January 2016

2015 Makeup Favourites

Happy 2016!
Hope you all had a great holiday season! All I know is that I ate too much food and drank too much alcohol before lunchtime (ah, Christmas...), and that I'm kind of glad it's over? Anyways, I'm going to spare you the "I'm a rubbish blogger who can't seem to work out a schedule" tirade. It doesn't change anything anyways.

Since there are so many posts that I wanted to write but never did, of products I wanted to review and lipsticks I wanted to swatch for you all, here's a roundup of my 2015 makeup favourites! Swatches and in-depth review of certain products might follow at a later point, but man is winter a bad time to take product pictures. Anyways, here we go – I've got three categories for you: Lips, eyes and face products. Let's start with my favourite, shall we?

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