Autumn Beauty Favourites

Autumn Favourites 2016
Autumn Favourites 2016

As already announced before MyNutShare will from now on also include a bit of beauty and makeup stuff. Why? Because I am a FEMALE founder and I love lipsticks! Therefore I think there is no reason to not embrace what makes us feel fabulous.

I want to kickoff this series with my autumn favourites.

I will go into each product a bit more into detail and leave you the exact description below.

Foundation & Concealer
Autumn Favourites 2016
Autumn Beauty Favourites 2016

The Maybelline “Fit me!” concealer is my absolute all-time favourite. It’s easy applicable with a nice coverage. When I want to go for a lighter look this is my go to product. Wearing the colour 10.

The Estee Lauder “Double Wear” Foundation gives a gorgeous finish – best when smoothened in with a beauty blender and fixed with setting spray. The glas bottle doesn’t have a dispenser which makes the product slightly less handy but you’ll get used to it. Wearing the shade “2N1 Desert Beige” – which might be slightly too dark in winter for me.

Nail polish
Autumn Favourites 2016
Autumn Beauty Favourites 2016

My current fav nail polishes are a muddy, taupe one from OPI and “161 teak rose” by Revlon. The OPI one is the shade “over the taupe”.  I usually apply both on top of a base coat (either trend it up, OPI or Essie) in two layers and finish with 1 layer Topcoat (same brands as above). Therefore both lasts roughly a week without chipping. The quality of the OPI one is slightly better but the Revlon one is therefore more affordable.

Eyeshadow palette
Autumn Favourites 2016
Autumn Beauty Favourites 2016

One of my all-time favourites is the MAC “Burgundy Times Nine” eye shadow palette. A absolute gorgeous, handy palette. I especially love the colours “Honey Lust” (left one, first row) and Star Violet (Mid one, last row). All colours have a great consistence, are easy to blend and have a long last – especially when applied with a good base. Even the matte tones are easy bendable and the palette offers the opportunities for many amazing looks.

My favourite brush to blend in is the ZOEVA “228 Luxe Crease” brush. I would have never believed that this brush would be so much better than high street alternatives but it is. Available for example at Selfridges for GBP 9.

Blush and Contour
Autumn Favourites 2016
Autumn Beauty Favourites 2016

My current fav conturing product is the Maybelline MasterContour “V-Shape Duo Stick Contour & Highlight”. It’s a cream contour and super handy. I wear the shade “02 Medium”. It’s super easy to blend and great for travelling. Don’t like the highlighting bit too much though.

For blushes I am currently loving the Tarte “Tarteist clay blush palette”  with 4 gorgeous colours. “Live” a pinky, orangey shade, “laugh” a shimmery dark red – a bit like the NARS “Orgasm”, “Love” a darker red tone without any shimmer and “dream” a pinky reddish shade. Very well pigmented so you want to apply them carefully to avoid being over blushed. 🙂

For a strong brow game
Autumn Favourites 2016
Autumn Beauty Favourites 2016

My favourite eyebrow product is the “Perfectly Defined Long-Wear Brow Pencil” by Bobbi Brown in the shade “blonde”. Amazing precise, triangle shaped pencil with a brush. If you want to go for a high street alternative the Soap & Glory one is an amazing dupe!

Lipsticks
Autumn Favourites 2016
Autumn Beauty Favourites 2016

Finally my favourite products: LIPSTICKS! Whoop whoop 🙂

  • Manhattan Lip Lacquer shade “40 S Don’t be shy!”
  • NYX soft matte lip cream shade “SMLC20”
  • all time classic MAC “Rebel”
  • Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor “610 Addiction”
  • Essence Long Lasting “21 Très Chic”
  • Essence Sheer & Shine “16 legenberry”

 

BWM 23/100 – Multi-passionate and beauty & co.

BWM 23/100 – Multi-passionate Entrepreneur
BWM 23/100 – Multi-passionate Entrepreneurs

Not sure if you have heard already one of the terms Multi-passionate, Multipotentialite or Scanner Personality.

I hadn’t until a couple of months ago. And it was a huge relief and eye-opener that there is actually a whole lot of other people being the same like me.

Multi-passionate or Scanner? What the heck is that?

Multi-passionate and all the other words named above do mean the same thing. It’s literally a description for people who have many or multi passions. People who don’t have only one calling and want to dedicate their life to it. People who love to do things within totally different areas. Areas that have actually NOTHING to do with each other. And I mean nothing.

Loving Business, Blogging and Beauty! (The 3 B’s!)

To give the whole abstract wording kind of stuff a bit meaning I will give you a bit more detail about what I love. I absolutely love Business! I’ve been in business over 10 years. I worked the most of this time in Banking  then in Consulting and Recruiting. I absolutely love it. I got a degree in Business Administration and Banking and a MSc in Global Leadership. And I mean I am currently documenting my journey of becoming an entrepreneur – that’s pretty much a lot business to deal with. So, I guess this point is kind of ticket off.

I also love to blog – who would have guessed this!? When you read this you are probably aware of this fact. I started blogging because I wanted to document my learning journey – this is a nerd fact but I love learning new things. And to be creative.

What many of you probably don’t know is that I have started blogging roughly 1.5 years ago with a beauty account! Yes. Because I am also a woman and I love lipstick!

What does this mean for MyNutShare?
9 most loved pics
9 most loved pics

For MyNutShare this means I want to integrate these parts. And as it’s my blog I feel I can do whatever I want with it 😉 Just kidding. The blog MyNutShare will mainly stay business related. However I thought it might be nice to get a small touch of feminisms to this page. I am a female founder and I truly believe that makeup has an amazing power on how we feel. It’s not about how other people see us. I mean this! And I don’t want any of these ridiculous “you are pretty enough, you dont need any makeup” discussions here! It’s about how the person who puts the makeup on wants to feel and or be seen. Sometimes we girls simply enjoys putting on makeup. It’s not about you guys! Not at all!

Therefore beauty_sowhat will get a little corner on the page where I will share a little bit of makeup love.

 

Cross-Cultural Competence – What we can learn from the Instagram Beauty Community

Hi everybody,

Beautybloggers and Cultural Competence
Beautybloggers and Cultural Competence

I know, the title might sound a bit weird as it’s not what I would regularly post- but it’s true and I think essential. I consider myself as slightly makeup addicted and so would do my friends. Therefore it was time to share my passion with same minded people. I chose Instagram as my favourite channel to do so. I created a beauty account and started blogging about beauty. First, it was more a fun thing (which it still is, I love it). I wanted to see how quick I could build a community within a new media (for me at that time absolutely new, just used it as a private user).  Since a couple of months I am now posting on my Instagram account nearly daily and give recommendations, product reviews, makeup of the day shots etc.. I expected to find maybe a couple of other girls that love makeup. But I didn’t not expect THIS! It’s just awesome. We are a community. I guess it’s not called for no reason Instagram-Family because I consider this is what we are, somehow. I have now over 900 follower – many others have soooo much more followers but it doesn’t make any difference. Everybody is an equal member of this family. In this post I want to share with you why I think it as great as it is and what we can adapt to open up our minds.

We are a community

Beauty blogging is like a huge community that embraces new members, new looks, new faces. I don’t wanna say that there are no ‘haters’ out there. Especially people with a hugh YouTube channel will experience hater comments from time to time – I guess this is just the ‘normal thing’. Bullies that hide behind the anonymity of the world wide web. Well, I haven’t experienced anything like this myself so far. I started getting into this community by posting first makeup pics, hauls, reviews etc.. The fun about this is the interaction with other members. Sure, as in every family there are sometimes disagreements especially about cruelty free products or products of companies with a bad reputation. But in general we can figure this out and it’s nothing personal but just disagreement with this decision to use a certain product. Unethically user behaviour however is handled more critical – you have always the chance to unfollow.

We have a purpose

I guess for most people the purpose is to educate, explain and share best practices on ‘how to dress your face’. When someone is showing his makeup stash and storage solutions it’s not about ‘showing off’ but to share ones passion with the others. Usually this makeup addiction is something ‘everyday friends’ who are simply not that much into make up can’t and don’t want to handle. So, to whom talk about it when not having a bunch of makeup artists in your friends community?

However, after starting my blogging some girls of my private life are seeking out for some great makeup tips – the exchange does outgrow the online space.

We embrace individual differences and empower

Here are two great examples – however, there are sooo many more great people out there who embrace and inspire daily!

Nikkie from Nikkietutorials with her pretty famous ‘The power of makeup’ video (watch it here: The power of makeup) with the message: Makeup is fun! You don’t do it for boys or because you are feeling insecure but because you want it!

Em from mypaleskinblog with her absolute bold and courageous video ‘You look disgusting’ (watch the video here: You look disgusting ). She is an absolute hero. Em is an absolutely gorgeous, sweet girl who is doing acne coverage videos and create awesome, stunning looks out of it. I absolutely love watching her tutorials. Many girls are not too comfortable to leave the house without any makeup – we simply feel insecure because of the expectations and beauty forces we are exposed to. Em starts her tutorials without any makeup on. She has acne and gives tutorials on how to cover it. These tutorials are absolutely amazing and should be a great help for all girl with skin problems. However, she got so many ugly, nasty comments that she made a video out of it (see above). Those comments are not just mean but also weird as they turn into nice compliments for her stunning looks after applying makeup. I would expect those comments do

Makeup a fake?
Makeup a fake?

come mainly from people outside the beauty community because ‘this is fake advertising’ would no makeup lover ever say! This whole things is pretty tragic and I just can say ‘Em, chapeau, for all your courageous to publish this video and making people aware of the bullying’. What happened is – she got a great positive resonance and the haters were simply shut up. This is for me absolute top level of answering haters! You are a role model for everybody! Chapeau!

Age, language, religion do not matter at all

The closest ‘buddies’ I found mainly not my age at all. To be honest, the age differences are pretty big – but it doesn’t matter! We are family! I post my picture  captions mainly in english and comment in either german or english. This means not everyone can understand my comments. Neither can I understand everything what my dutch, Egyptian, spanish are talking about. But with our likes we share our understanding and our togetherness.

Everyone is equal – no matter gender or number of followers

Sure, when you have more follower you can reach more people out there and are more influenceable and you are more busy to reply to comments etc. However, I know so many people with many followers that are just really likeable and still close to their ‘fans’.

I put on gender here because I assume that most people would think makeup community is just a bunch of girls crazy about makeup. It’s not. It doesn’t matter the gender. There are some great guys out there whose contouring skills are just out of reach, whose highlighting is on point and who manages the art of an absolute flawless complexion. And I think this is an absolute awesome example on embracing everybody’s individual differences and in living diversity. Check out Alex here and you will also find so many more great male makeup artists. Makeup is a fun thing and it’s for you to feel good.

Great stuff leads to great feedback

It doesn’t matter how much makeup you owe, how much high end makeup do you have or what’s the overall worth of your products. Within the community there are different sub cultures that are embraced and celebrated. For example a lot of people post haul videos on youtube – each month. These videos have the content to show what the blogger has shopped. No intense review, not really much added – just shopping. These videos are highly popular and I guess nearly all of us love new makeup. However, there is a community determined to ‘pan’ their makeup. This is a term for finishing makeup (i.e. use it up). ‘Hit the pan’ is the status when for example an eyeshadow is so much used up that you actually can see the pan that holds the eyeshadow. This community with their philosophy ‘shop your stash and finish your makeup before buying new makeup’ is the totally opposite to the ‘shopping community’. But again, differences are embraced and people that manage to finish up a whole eyeshadow palette inspire others to do the same. Both communities are growing and supporting each other! Again, embrace diversity and celebrate individual differences, behaviours and ways of thinking. In general do I experience the makeup community as pretty supporting – as each other online community. The members are family.

It’s no longer ‘just makeup’

Makeup was our starting point – we have outgrown this and we are on the way to become friends. With many users I am in a daily exchange – although it is sometimes just a ‘good morning beautiful, have a fab day’ or just a heart emoji or a bunch of likes on the new stuff. We make sure that we show the others (of course not everybody, but your close buddies) that we are there. And as I said some relationships are getting even closer. Some of the girls do know better what’s in my mind, what’s happening through my days, what challenges I am facing and how I survive than some of my real life friends. And same way around. I am happy to give some advice to a girl who needs me. And I guess the anonymity and distance does it make easier for all of us to open up, to be just us. Some girls you get really close to without knowing their name, maybe without ever have seen their faces but all these ‘things’ that are highly important in real life just do not matter. It’s not about first impression management. It’s not about whose face has the nicest and most prettiest features. It’s about your skills and your passion for makeup. And I guess this unconventional way to get to know a person is a great basis to start with. And I know many makeup lovers who have met on blogger events, personal dates or exchanged packages and became real life friends. People that maybe have never met in real life or haven’t found out what their connection might be.

This is just an example but I just want you to go out, find your buddies and get to know the people behind a cultural branding. People are so much more than just their cultural backgrounds. People don’t need words or the same language to become friends or have a good time together. Be open, grow your mindset, push your boundaries and find new friends that make you smile every day.