As a skincare and makeup lover, I love trying out new products every now and then as you guys probably know by now. There are just so many amazing products out there that I still want to try, so I treat myself every once in while to give some new products a try. Especially now that spring is finally here – which by the way excites me so much – it’s the perfect time to switch up my skincare and makeup routine a bit with some new products. I got a few new skincare items from when I went to Amsterdam to celebrate my birthday (I’ve written a whole blogpost about my birthday weekend in Amsterdam which you can find here), as I found a few brands that I can’t easily buy in the city where I live. So I thought it was the perfect opportunity to try some new brands. And I also got some new makeup items that I’ve been loving recently, and I thought it would be fun to share them with you in this blogpost.

Let’s start off with the skincare items. As some of you might know, I love trying new skincare products because I’ve had quite some issues with my skin. So I’m always looking for new products to add to my routine and to hopefully improve my skin. I had never tried anything from the brand Kiehl’s before, but of course I had heard a lot of positive opinions about it. So when I ran into a counter in Amsterdam, I just had to give it a try.

One thing that I just want to say is that the service was so amazing at the Kiehl’s counter. The men who helped me and my mom was super nice and honest about the products, and gave us lots of samples to try as we were new to the brand. I honestly love it when when sales assistants are just down to earth and actually give useful advice rather than solely trying to sell. So overall, a really good first experience with the brand and I can’t wait to use the samples and try more of their products.


I decided to get the Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque, which is a a clay mask. It’s made of amazonian white clay and claims to intensively purify to minimize pores. The mask helps with eliminating surface toxins from the skin and is deeply cleansing. I’ve tried this mask a few times now and I really like it. It’s perfect if you have combination/oily skin like me because it really helps with cleansing the skin and minimizing pores. You just leave the mask on for around 10 minutes until it’s dry and then wash it off with some warm water. I love masks like this that leave your skin feeling super clean and soft, and I will definitely be using this one a lot.

Besides the face mask from Kiehl’s, I also got their Creamy Eye Treatment with avocado, which is one of their most popular products. I normally never really use an eye cream, but I really wanted to try one. And since so many people seem to love this one from Kiehl’s I decided to give it a go as well. This eye cream contains avocado oil, which is very hydrating. It moisturizes the eye area very well and it’s very gentle. I personally use this one both in the morning and at night time, and I really like it. I think you will absolutely love this product if you have dry skin! But I personally also love it for my combination/oily skin because it leaves you with the nicest hydrated and glowy skin.

And lastly for skincare, I decided to purchase the Mario Badescu Rosewater Facial Spray. Again a very popular product that I’ve heard so much about but never tried it before. But now that I have there’s no way back haha. I think this one will stay in my skincare routine for a very long time because I really really like it. I use it in a few different ways, sometimes after my skincare routine to just finish it off, or sometimes as a makeup setting spray. It makes the skin looks super healthy and glowy!



When it comes to makeup, I’ve recently got two new products. Firstly, the Chanel Les Beiges foundation. I’ve been wanting to try this one for quite a while now and I needed a new foundation anyways so I figured I’d get this one. I’ve been using it everyday since I got it and I really do like it. It leaves quite a natural finish that’s more on the matte side. And it also has quite high coverage. The only thing that I’m not a huge fan about is the range of colors. It was pretty difficult to find a light color with a yellow undertone. So I got one that’s slightly too dark for me, so at least the undertone is okay. But now I do have to mix it with a lighter foundation to match my skin color. However, that’s the only small downside that I found. Overall, I really think it is a great foundation if you’re looking for a high-end one.

And last but not least, I finally got to try out the Dior Lip Glow and I’m obsessed with it. It’s perfect if you love the “no makeup” makeup look, as it looks really natural. It gives the lips a bit of color and shine, and hydrates them as well. I think I will be using this one loads in the spring and summer time when I want to go for a more natural and glowy makeup look. I personally have it in the shade “holo pink”, number 010, which is a really pretty coral pink with a little bit of shimmer.

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I hope you enjoyed having a look at my new in beauty products. I think these are all perfect items to switch up my routines a bit for spring and summer time!

x Kirsten


1 Comment

  1. April 30, 2018 / 8:40 am

    I love natural looks as well! They are really on trend! xoxo

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