KIKO Soft Touch Blush #112 'Light Plum'

Kiko Soft Touch Blush n.112 Light Plum | Le Petit Faon

With my skin getting better on the acne front thanks to the Roaccutane treatment I have been going through, I decided to start experimenting with blushes more. When my skin was looking terrible and inflamed, there really was no point in wearing it as it was already hard enough for me to cover the blemishes and red marks. Since I have no clue when it comes to blushes, I decided to get a cheaper one just for the sake of experimenting with a new product, and obviously the first brand that came to my mind was KIKO!

In my opinion, KIKO is the cheap equivalent of MAC: they have so many colour options, especially in the eyeshadow, lip products and nail polish department. For some strange reason my local KIKO store only had 6 Soft Touch blushes available, so I decided to go with the most natural looking of all, which is #112 'Light Plum'.

KIKO Soft Touch Blush in #112 'Light Plum' is a cool toned mid-pink shade, which looks much darker and scarier in the pan than it is on the skin. It doesn't have the softest texture in that it's a bit chalky, but it applies nicely on the cheeks and it blends quite well. It gives the most natural flush of colour without being too obvious, which is great because I have extremely fair skin. I apply it very sparingly because I'm still not used to wearing blush, but you can definitely build it up without it looking too fake. It's completely matte as well, so that makes it a lovely everyday product.

I am so happy with this blush and I have been using it everytime I do my make-up! I would definitely recommend it to the pale-skinned girls out there like me, and to those who are looking for a very natural looking blusher without spending an excessive amount of money - at €7,50 it's an absolute bargain for its quality!

Have you ever tried any of the KIKO blushes? 


Redecorating My Room: Part 2

Redecorating My Room Part 2 | Le Petit Faon

Today I'm bringing you the second installment of my Redecorating My Room series (I published the first one at the end of March!) It's something different from what I usually post, but I hope you will enjoy it nonetheless :)

I have two set of shelves in my bedroom that were already there when we moved in: one is smaller (it's the one I showed you in the first post of the series!) and one is twice as big. My books were originally stored in the smaller shelves, and they were definitely outgrowing that space. On the other hand, the bigger shelves were almost empty aftter putting away all my highschool books a few months earlier. 
After thinking and thinking about how I could make the most out of both, one day I went organizing-crazy and decided to swap their content! 

Redecorating My Room Part 2 | Le Petit Faon

I organized my books by colour and I just love how they look. The rainbow effect the spines create makes me happy every time I look at them! My bedroom is my safe harbour and it's extremely important for me to make it look more like how I want it to be. My room looks so much more organized and less cluttered now, which makes me feel so relaxed and satisfied! 

This project took only a few hours to complete, but it made a huge difference in the way my bedroom now looks. I hope this inspires you to change something in your house, or just in the room you live the most in - I promise you will feel so much better afterwards! :)

Redecorating My Room Part 2 | Le Petit Faon



Rimmel 60 Seconds Nail Polish in 'Apricot Punch'

Rimmel 60 Seconds Nail Polish in Apricot Punch | Le Petit Faon

My current obsession for coral has expanded in the nail polish department. In my quest for the perfect pinky coral nail polish I stumbled upon the Rimmel 60 Seconds Nail Polish in 'Apricot Punch' while I was in my local beauty shop - it was on offer for about €4,00 and a Rimmel nail polish remover was included, too! Not too shabby, I dare say. 

The shade of this nail polish is just perfect for the Summertime: it's a very vivid, almost neon orange shade. As you can kinda tell from the photo, it looks a bit more muted in the bottle and that's why I originally purchased it: if it had been just a bit more pink, I would have been just amazing. It's not that I don't like the shade, but unfortunately it clashes with my super pale skin! 

The formula of the Rimmel 60 Seconds nail polishes is very creamy and opaque: you could even get away with only one coat! The finish looks super glossy and almost gel like, I absolutely love it! The application is very easy as well; the brush reminds me of the Essie ones as it's very wide and covers the entire nail in one or two swipes. It claims to dry in 60 seconds but I didn't really check the time; I would say it dries pretty fast, but I usually wait more than one minute to do the second coat, just to be sure ;)
For the price, it's a fantastic polish and I am definitely going to try more from the range. I was really impressed with the quality, but unfortunately the shade doesn't look very nice on me. Oh well, one of my friends is getting a present soon.. ;)  

Have you ever tried any of the Rimmel 60 Seconds nail polishes? 


My Life in Photos #7

My Life in Photos n.7 | Le Petit Faon

Christmas in Rome, a delicious biscuit & ice cream dessert, going to a theater near Fountain of Trevi to see 'The importance of being Earnest' - something I'd never thought I would do in Rome!

The first issue of Porter magazine, a joyful bunch of flowers, a shameless selfie

Another addition to my very tiny Yankee Candles collection, another shameless selfie, what my mum made me find when I came back home after a long time

What I wore on a special event, a little stationery/book/skincare haul, some pretty flowers on my balcony

I can't believe I haven't posted an Instagram round-up post since November! If you want, you can follow me on Instagram here. Also, I'd love if you linked your Instagram profiles in the comments below so that I can check them out :)


Forever Repurchased Products

Forever Repurchased Products | Le Petit Faon

Revlon Lip Butter in Berry Smoothie
It's my favourite lipstick ever, and I have mentioned it countless times in blog posts. I love it so much that I dread the day I'm going to run out of it! However, that doesn't stop me from wearing it most days. As the name suggests, it's a lovely berry shade that is just a tiny bit darker than my own lips. With its sheer texture and slight glossy finish, it manages to liven up my complexion and make my lips look more plump. It looks so natural and pretty, and it basically goes with every eye make-up and outfit. Definitely try it out if you are into berry shades! 

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser
This is the best cleanser I have ever tried - ok, I haven't tried a whole lot, but I honestly don't feel the need to: this Liz Earle one suits my needs perfectly. First off, such classy packaging - it almost makes you feel like you're in a spa or something like that. Secondly, it's got a gorgeous scent, that's refreshing and calming at the same time. But most importantly, it does its job wonderfully: it removes every trace of make-up -even stubborn mascara- without irritating my skin or eye area, and if that comes from someone who's taking Roaccutane, you can be sure that's true. 
I wear a lot of face make-up, and it amazes me every time how much make-up this cleanser can get off my skin. The only downside is that you always have to have clean towelettes available, but it's something I can definitely deal with.

Chanel Vitalumière Aqua
Funnily enough, this is my very first foundation, and my favourite out of all the ones I have tried too. I wasn't even aware of what the beauty blogging world was when I bought it, and I surely didn't knew how much this product was hyped! It definitely is a cult foundation, and I can see why: it has a very natural skin-like finish, it's extremely lightweight and it gives the face the prettiest glow. It's quite buildable as well, and although it's not full coverage it evens out the skin tone brilliantly; but my favourite thing about it is that it makes my pores disappear, and that makes my face look completely different! 
I loved this foundation back when I had oily, acneic skin and I still love it now that I have super dry skin and (fingers crossed) no more acne. I heartily recommend it to everyone!