Raquel Mendes

160 posts

My Primer Team!

Primers are everything! And, specially for me, illuminating and glow-inducing primers are my life! Even though I'm acne-prone, I still prefer a luminizing primer over a mattifying or silicone one EVERY DAY!

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NYX Ultimate BRIGHTS Palette

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So I wasn't even planning on getting this palette from NYX and suddenly I bought two! Ahah I'll explain!

My mum is always on my case because she wants me to get her really bright eyeshadows. She says she always sees me with bright yellow and lime eyeshadows and she wanted them too!
And I first thought of hitting up

MV Organic Unusual Double Cleanse

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Hello lovelies! I am back - she said for the millionth time.
I'm not sure what drove me away from the blog but I think, like my YouTube, I was being so demanding with myself that I eventually lost interest. Lol. I'm a complex being ahah

But let's jump right in!
Today we're talking double cleanse... But not like the

NAILSINC Unicorn Duo

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The other day, I was taking a walk through Selfridges with my friend Vanessa and I was blind sighted by this NAILSINC Sparkle Like A Unicorn nail polish duo. We both were!!
Specially because they came at the usual price of a single NAILSINC nail polish. So a 2 for 1 unicorn duo polish = something I could never pass up!

The SUGAR SKULL Case

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A few weeks ago I was sent this beautiful leather case and three stickers by PrintWorks and, if you follow me on instagram, you'd seen I've shown this 2-3 times before.

But I just can't help myself and show it here again because omg they're so adorable!

The nude-pink leather case for my iphone 6* is just a sleek minimal

IGNAE: Skincare from Azores

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Today I’m here to talk to you about a Portuguese brand: IGNAE.
I’ve been corresponding with them since before the brand was released and I must say I was honoured, to say the least, that they wanted me to try out their products.

They came in the mail around two months ago and, even though I knew I

The SAD GHOST Club

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A while back, I published a video about my depression story and my anxiety issues. It's something I still struggle with daily and I actually am taking a break on YouTube due to it.

But from that first video, I've gotten so many positive messages of support from you and also some of you thanking me for my honesty because

BARRY THE CACTUS

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If you follow me on instagram, you probably know I've been OBSESSED with cacti!

Throughout my whole life, I never really "connected" with plants or flowers... In a way that I find them cute but not worth the effort! (You do know I'm hella lazy, right?)
But my mum was always collecting cacti and I guess I just caught the

The J.One Jelly Packs

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You guys know I've been obsessed with Korean Beauty lately, right?
And one of the brands I had the pleasure of working with was J.One and they sent me a few of their products, including these two packs (aka masks).

Very simply, they're two gel face masks that will leave you skin super plump, hydrated and glowy.

The (White)