Autumn Lips Edit

Fall is no doubt my favourite season for all the obvious reasons: colourful leaves, cozy outfits, Chai Latte, and of course, fall lipsticks. 
Of course one can argue that forget about the seasons, wear the lipstick as you like. However for me, it just feels a tad 'righter' to wear Mac Chilli in 15 degrees than 25 degrees.. 

Today I'm sharing with you my selection of autumn lipsticks this year. It's not an easy decision I tell you that, but here you go, (in the swatch picture from left to right) they are:

Rimmel Lip Liner in Spice
Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro in 501 Casual Pink (review)
Mac Chili
 Mac Velvet Teddy
YSL Volupté Tint-In-Oil in #6 Peach Me Love

Rimmel lip liner in Spice just screams autumn to me, it's a warm brown nude that is ultra matte. Due to the matte finish, it does tend to cling on dry patches. But it is so beautiful when the lips are well prepared. It also shows lip wrinkles to some extend, but honestly, I don't see it as a bad thing, somehow I find nude shades with some lip wrinkles are pretty sexy XD. 

Chili and Velvet Teddy, one old favourite and one new-in. Both of them are Matte finish, but Chili is slightly less drying than Velvet Teddy. Chili is such a unique red with orange undertone, it looks absolutely beautiful on my warm skin tone. Velvet Teddy is a classic, I have no idea what took me so long to finally get it, but yes it deserves the hype and yes go get it now :).

You might remember this Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro from last autumn, I wear this shade all year round but reach for it even more often during autumn. Sometimes I like to pad only a thin layer to get a soft pink, sometimes full-on to get a sophisticated mauvy pink shade. It's semi-matte and feels very comfortable on the lips. For a detailed review and try-on, click here

Finally, this YSL tinted lip oil has been my latest obsession. It's perfect for the days when my lips are too dry and chapped for matte lipsticks. It appears as a lip gloss on lips, but actually a very moisturising lip oil. I love the concept of combining lip care and lip color in one. This shade is also very pretty, more spring than autumn I'd say, but who cares really, plus I'm eyeing on the nude shades from the YSL Tinted Lip Oil collection anyways XD. 

What's your favourite autumn lipstick? Please share with me!
xo, Jessie


Soft Pink Kind of Autumn

I have to confess that I don't even remember when was the last outfit post.. There is always something in between- bad Swedish weather, no good photographer around, embarrassed to pose on a busy streets.. You know, excuses.

I'm slowly building up my 2016 A/W wardrobe as somehow I found my style changed a lot during last year. I'm so into the minimalistic and sophisticated looks nowadays! Maybe it'll be an idea to do a collective autumn clothing haul, what do you think? 

Here I'm wearing some of my beloved new pieces:

Top - COS
Bottom - Monki
Shoes - Vagabond
Watch - Cyma


The newest Fresh mask, hit or miss? -Fresh Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy Boosting Face Mask

Fresh Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy Boosting Face Mask Review
Fresh Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy Boosting Face Mask Review

I have always had this image of the brand Fresh: natural ingredients, beautiful packaging, expensive, exclusive (in a way that it's almost impossible to get hold of in most European countries).  So finally, I paid the Fresh shop a visit last time I went to Paris. This brand new mask caught my eyes instantly, vibrancy-boosting, duh who doesn't love that?! After two months of uses, I think it's time to share with you my thoughts on this bad boy.

The lady at the Fresh counter told me their products uses 100% natural ingredients, which explains its delicious citrus fruits scent. Seriously if you walk pass a Fresh counter, give it a sniff, it smells like nothing else! Just like other masks by Fresh, you find pieces of raw ingredients in it, the rose mask has rose petal in it, and this mask has citrus fruits chucks. I wouldn't say I'm a big fan of it, sure it feels very natural and all, but it's such a pain to take it off. Plus honestly I don't see fruit chunks do anything special to my skin..

Now the product itself.. My skin feels tightened up while using it, and it does give the skin some vibrancy for sure, not to mention it's fresh delicious scent. So it's a good pick-me-up mask in a tiring morning, I like to bring it with when travelling. However that's about it. It doesn't do much more than that. I find the vibrancy and tightening it gives to be temporary, it doesn't bring much beneficial to my skin in a long run. So in the end I have to say I'm a bit disappointed. Especially considering it's 69€ price tag, I was expecting something more.

All in all I would say it's a miss product for me. It's not so bad that I will give it away or stop using it, but it's just not as good as I expected, if you know what I mean. However if you're a morning mask person who enjoys citrus scent and is looking for something that gives instant vibrancy, it might be something for you!

Even though this mask did not score, I have heard loads of good things of their other products, so I'd love to try more in the future. Have you tried any Fresh products? What's your favourite?  Please share with me!

xo, Jessie


Gentle Cleanser Hits and Miss

I used to not care about cleansers, however I've come to realise that a good cleanser is the crucial first step in a skincare routine that provides a clean base for the follow up skincare product. If I have to choose between under cleaning and over cleaning, I'll choose the latter, however if possible I'd love to avoid both. Especially now we are at the change of seasons, my skin gets irritated more often than usual, so I have been looking for gentle cleansers for both day and night.


Blog Sale (Milani, YSL, MAC, NYX etc.)

Time for spring cleaning! Last weekend I went through my beauty stash and realised how necessary it was to declutter my collection. So I got rid of some products that were no longer fresh - straight to the trash bin without hesitation. And then there are still some products that are in good (even perfectly new) condition that I do not reach for. Therefore I thought to sale them here so that they will get much more uses with a new owner. 


My Secrets to Natural, Radiant Cheeks

Last time I shared my secrets to natural, flawless base on the blog (here), you guys seemed to like it. So today I'm going to share my favourite cheek products at the moment, including one matte pink blusher, one shimmery orange/coral blusher and one highlighter. Of course as a makeup hoarder I own much more blushers but to be honest these three get me covered for everyday uses!


My Secret To Natural, Flawless Base

I am all for the light, natural everyday base, I want my skin to be able to breathe throughout the day and I don't mind showing some of my 'flaws'.


The 21st Post #1

I used to feel uncomfortable about sharing my life on the internet. I'm still bit shy about it however I feel like all my readers are so sweet that I feel closer to you each day, at the same time Bear and Berries is becoming more and more important to me. That's the reason why I put 'write more lifestyle post' as one of my 2016 Resolutions. I share my daily life more often on Instagram, if you fancy a look click here


Bare It All

Wet n Wild MegaLast Lip Color in Bare It All

I am finally going to talk about this bad boy. I've been meaning to praise it on my blog since the day I got it but I thought that it might be better to cool myself down in order to give a more objective review. But guess what - time didn't change much and I'm still madly in love with it XD. 


Three Face Masks I'm Currently Loving

Today's post is all about face masks- the skincare product I do not consider a must-have for everyone but definitely plays an important role in my skincare routine. I have sensitive skin that gets dehydrated in winter times, so my concern is mainly dehydration and dullness when it comes to skincare. These three masks I'm sharing with you today have been my favourites through the entire autumn and winter, although frankly speaking I think they are suitable for all seasons. 


Are you a #NARSissist?

Are you a #NARSissist? 

My answer is a big fat yes. Every time Nars comes up with a new collection I wish that I can have all of them. It's unrealistic and it's unnecessary however I'm sure you can relate to it. So when I came home and saw a NARS bag filled with all this goodies sitting right on my table, I was overwhelmed!


Valentine's Day Last Minute Preparation - Makeup & Gift Ideas

Today I'm sharing with you my makeup look for Valentine's day and some gift ideas for both him and her. If you're like me who tends to leave things to last minutes, I hope this post can help to some extend. Clock is ticking, I still need to go get gift for A after finishing this post XD.


Brush Cleaning Made Easy

We all know how important it is to clean makeup brushes regularly. At the same time we all know the unspoken truth - it's tedious and boring and we don't do it often enough. Thankfully things have changed for me, let me introduce Brush Cleansing Egg* - a magical tool that has changed my brush cleaning routine. 


Best of Beauty 2015

Before we start, you might wanna grab a cup of tea or some snacks because this is gonna be a long one. So sorry for the delay of this post, I know it's the end of January now and everyone is already posting their January favourites. But with all the university finals and then moving back to Sweden from Spain, I couldn't find time to properly photograph and write up a massive post like this, and I don't want to just write up 'something' as a place holder.. Anyways, better late than never, let's get started!


Life Lately with Instagram Roundup #2

I have been doing pretty well at scheduling and posting weekly, however since Christmas there has been so so sooo much going on in the uni and I have been posting on Bear and Berries less frequently than I wanted to. Thank god there is Instagram which enables me to update the bits and bobs in my life XD. While Bear and Berries is ready to be on track again, let's start off by catching up with the past month. If you like what you are seeing, come say hi on Instagram :)

1. This is simply a giveaway hat's too good to be true. I know the chance is tiny teenie, but WHAT IF?!
2. A new post talking about my five go-to lip products with reviews and swatches of all of them. Can you tell that I like pink lips a lot?
3. Ripped jeans kinda day with my new candy-sweet-super-girly coat!
4. A massive haul with a good blend of high-end and drugstore products, I am really loving the formula of the Wet n Wild lipstick so I got another 7.... Oh and Black Opium,  I know it was hyped up a long time ago but hey better late than never right, plus how can a perfume be out of style anyways?
5. I missed blogging so much that I had to write up a mini review on these eye creams on Instagram. If you're interested I'll expand that into a proper blog post! :)
6. Flying back to Barcelona from the holiday break, it's the most breath taking sunset I've ever experienced..
7. That's about when the workloads start to get overwhelming, but coffee first, or should I say home-made Caramel Latte first?
8. Finally got my hands on some NYX products! I got the new matte liquid eyeliner as well as two soft matte lip cream. Have to admit the formula of those lip creams are stunning, I'm definitely after more of them!
9. New coat = selfie XD. Got this camel coat before Christmas and I can't stop wearing it!

Now you've caught up with my life lately, how's yours? btw do you like this kinda post? :)
xo, Jessie


Five Go-To Lip Products

My favourite makeup item has to be lip products, it's something that brings butterflies in my stomach. Partly because the girly part in me loves those ten thousands shades of pink, orange and coral; partly because a quick swipe of lipstick can make me look put-together instantly, lipstick is my trick of get ready in the shortest time. 
Today I am sharing with you my five go-to lip products, it's a mixture of tinted lip balm, lip gloss, lip cream and lipstick. When I don't know what to wear, they will back me up. They are suitable for all occasion and very comfortable on lips - I am speaking from a pair of super dry lips' point of view!