Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Goodbye 2013, welcome 2014!

I won't name this post "cheesy" New Year message, I'll try not to be chessy at all :)

Let's just say that the year of 2013 was extremely interesting. It had a lot of ups and downs, sadness and joy, fear and even more action, but most of it all, I've learnt so many things about myself and I've never been truer to my self than this year. Even though my plans for the end of the year were completely different and I failed at some "New Year resolutions", but I listen to my intuition and achieved more that I could ever imagined. I even shocked myself sometimes. It's been an incredible year, and I truely believe that next year will be even better.

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And to all my loyal readers, followers, friends ... I wish you all the best, set really high goals, so when you reach them, you'll surprise yourself. Don't just wish for good 2014, make it a good one :)

Bring it on 2014, I'm ready for you :)

(Was I chessy? :D)

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Monday, December 30, 2013

My Ideal Palette TAG

I was tagged! By lovely Tatjana from Taya My little beauty world. For this tag I had to pick 10 eyeshadows (rules below), which was not an easy task. I've been searching for all matte palette, since I'm obsessed with matte shadows (I'm eyeing Kat von D Ladybird ;)), but I also like shimmery, because I use light shimmery shadows for highlights all over my face, I like duocrome shadows that can be used all over lids and I like quite lot of darks, black is an obvious choice for me. And here are my picks ...

2 Highlight Colors
2 Lid Colors
2 Crease Colors
2 Outer Corner Shadows
2 Bonus Shadows
Palette Packaging
Alverde Gold rose, MUA shade 16, Essence Dory in love, MUA shade 3, Artdeco 9, Sleek Bark, Sleek Noir, Everyday minerals Our first date, Fyrinnae Sorceress, MUA shade 12

2 highlight colors:

Alverde 09 Nude rose is the most pretty highlight shade. I use it all over my face and after using it, some of my friends bought it, because it's that beautiful. I believe it was renamed now, but unfortunately I don't know how.

I actually like to use regular face powder for a matte shade, which always helps with blending or I just apply it all over the lid after eye primer to prevent creasing, but MUA  shade 16 - matt is pretty similar to a powder, so I chose this one. Pink is not even seen once applied.
2 lid colors:

Can I pick a pigment? Because I just did ;) If Essence pigment Dory in love was a pressed shadow, I would have it in a palette. It has slight shimmer, and I just realized I need to use it more ;). Blue can be really tricky to pull off, but I always like a challenge ;).

For another lid shade I chose shimmery silver - MUA Shade 3 - pearl. I like to wear it all over my lid and have just warm brown in my crease with winged liner. Plus you can combine it with plenty smokey eyes.

2 crease colors:

Artdeco 9 is actually a shade for eye brows, but I've been using it on my eye lids, because it's too redish for brows to my likings. Works great as a crease colour. This shade would go great with that shimmery silver I mentioned before.

And of course - no palette is complete with dark brown shade. I picked Sleek from Au Naturel palette shade Bark. Sometimes I even use it for filling in my eyebrows and it's amazing for blending out eyeshadow in the crease.

2 outer corner shades:

No palette is complete without black. I sometimes like even doing just black smokey eyes. I chose from the same palette as before - Sleek Au Naturel in shade Noir.

Because I had no clue what other shade to pick for outer corner, I picked another black, but this one is slightly more on a warmer side (extremely hard to photograph and I hate the packaging, but you can see it on the first photo). This shade is from Everyday minerals eye Our first date palette, the darkest one.

2 bonus colors:

The most beautiful duocrome shade, I fell in love with it at the first sight. Fyrinnae Sorceress is dark greenish-blue with shimmer and tiny glitter, it can be slightly purple at a certain light and it also looks grey when you blend it out. Amazing for wearing it all over the lid and it would look like you put a lot of effort into your eye makeup :)

Yet another duocrome shade is this amazing dark brown with redish undertones, slightly green, slightly grey - MUA shade 12 - pearl. Again, wear it all over the lids and it would look like you put a lot of effort into it.

I really like Sleek palette packaging - black, sleek, elegant, with a mirror, easy to carry when you travel. I'm not too picky :)

I'm not completely sure if that would be my "Ideal" palette. But those are the colours I wear a lot. On every day basis I mostly wear just winged liner, because it's the easiest to do.

What colours would you like to have in your ideal palette? YOU, who reads this, are tagged.

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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Makeup series: Seven deadly sins | ENVY

And here's the last look for the Seven Deadly sins series. The only one left was envy.
I hope you enjoyed the series as much as I did. If you have any recommendations for any other series you want me to do, share them in the comment.
Before I show you my envy look, here are all the other looks (just click on the name of the sin):

Envy =
when someone lacks another's quality, achievement or possession and wishes that the other lacked it.

Saying "Green with envy" was the inspiration. Nothing more to say :D

Products used:
Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum
Essence Stay all day concealer
eBay concealer palette
Sleek blush Rose gold
Sleek blush Suede
Coastal Scents 88 palette (dark green, light green, brown, skin colour)
W7 palette (greens)
Fleur de Sante Amaze eye shadow Green
Barry M waterpoof eyeliner
Isa Dora Big bold mascara super volumizing
Artdeco eyepencil waterproof
MAX false lashes 

Thank you for looking, reading and commenting. 

Tell me which makeup look in the series is your favourite ;)

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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Saturday Fitness Post: Detoxify your body

Most people overindulged during the holiday, it's important to detoxify our body to keep it going, prevent sickness and feel great again. I have some tips how to do it ...

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1. Eat plenty of veggies and fruits.Eat at least one meal a day made out of vegetables and fruits only. Or even better - make yourself a smoothie. You can also choose to drink only smoothies one day. Search through the Internet for smoothie recipes ;)

2. Drink plenty of water. Add little bit of lemon juice, because lemons are one of the most detoxifying foods. Help you flush out the toxins and water hydrates you, which is important for better looking skin, hair, nails and helps with overall health.

3. Drink dandelion root tea and green tea. Both teas are great anti-oxidants and will help you with cleansing your body. If you're not used to caffeine, I don't recommend drinking them in the late afternoon though, otherwise you may have problem with sleeping :)

4. Breathe deeply, imagine you're breathing out toxins. Take 15 minutes per day (even just 5 minutes will be better than none), light the candels and take time for yourself. No phone, no computer, no people around you ... Just breathe deeply and provide more oxygen to your sistem, which will help you revitalise and oxygen. Maybe even try to meditate, if you're familiar with it or would like to try.

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5. Exercise will not just let you sweat off the toxins, shed fat and tone you, but will also improve your digestion and make your metabolism work faster. Lately I've been doing quite a lot of yoga for detox and I can say that it's amazing (check it out here). I even noticed my body changing doing detox yoga.

6.  When you detoxify your body, mind needs detoxification too. Do that with positive thoughts, read positive books, watch a comedy, laugh, use positive affirmations, do something that cheers you up etc. Cleaning up your home will help with detoxification of the mind as well. Get rid of all old clothes, books and other stuff, make space for new and fresh beginnings.

I hope this post helps you with detoxification. Let me know how it goes ;)

Happy Saturday!

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Friday, December 27, 2013

Makeup series: Seven deadly sins | GREED

Continuing with Seven deadly sins makeup challenge. I can't believe I'll actually finish this series this year. Hip hip hooray ;). Make sure you check out other makeup looks in this series:

Greed =
the inordinate desire to possess wealth, status, power, goods or objects of abstract value with the intention to keep it for one's self, far beyond the dictates of basic survival and comfort.  

I had few things in mind while creating this look - The Capitol, Panem (from The Hunger Games), song Royals from Lorde and gangsters. I had to use gold of course and I used it everywhere: on eyes, cheeks, lips and even added golden tooth. My character is greedy and wants gold! Hat represents high status and power.

Products used:
Bourjois Healthy Mix serum
eBay conceaer palette
Catrice All matt plus Shine control powder
Avon eye primer
MUA eyeshadow shade 29 - pearl
NYX palette The Runway collection Jazz Night (black, matte brown, shimmery brown, yellow)
Bourjois Smokey eyes 02 or baroque
Sleek Storm (both gold shades, matte brown)
Bella Pierre pigment Money
MUA palette Undressed (shade 6)
MAX falsies
Misslyn Intense color liner 240 (gold)
Bourjois Noir & Blanc eye pencil
Bourjois eye pencil

Tell me what you  think. Thank you for reading, looking and commenting!

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Thursday, December 26, 2013

5 favourite lipsticks

Today I'll show you my top 5 favourite lipsticks. It was hard to pick just 5 when you have more than 40 lippies, but there are some shades I pick more than others.
And sorry for the shitty application ;)

MUA lipstick Shade 11 is my number one pick for everyday makeup. Since it looks like my lip colour (but better ;)), I don't have to be super neat when I'm applying it. Sometimes I even use it as a lip balm, without a mirror :D. Love the creamy texture and staying power is quite long for such a cheap price.

I like orange lipsticks and Revlon Lip Butter in Tutti Frutti made me fall in love with them. You may have heard a lot about lip butters, they're really moisturizing and glide on like butter. The only down side is that product can melt easily on high heat and become messy (that's what happened with mine). This shade is buildable.

I love Ingrid 292* shade so much, it's my second pick if I don't pick the MUA shade ;). I love the texture and it stays on my lips for hours and hours without touching up. It even stains my lips a little.

I cannot finish this post without a red shade. My all time favourite is Revlon matte Really Red. The most beautiful matte red with blue undertones, glides on like butter and stays on for quite sometime. you just need to have smooth and moisturized lips, otherwise it won't look as beautiful.

Another Revlon lipstick (it's not on purpose, I just seem to like their lipsticks :)) is their Just Bitten Kissable balm stain in Smitten. This one really stays on my lips over 10 hours, because it stains my lips, I just reapply it during the day for moisture. Colour is buildable.

Tell me, what are your favourite lipsticks?

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*This lipstick was gifted to me.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

FOTD | Festive

I'm posting so many makeup posts this month. And recipes. I don't know what's wrong with me and I truly believe you don't mind ;) Today is Christmas day! I hope you're spending it the way you want it to, may it be filled with joy, happiness and love.

I did this makeup two days ago (I'm pre-writing my posts, otherwise I won't be able to post them in the morning) and decided to share it with you. I love glitter, that's why I used it, unfortunately it's not seen that well in the photos though (I applied it in my inner corners and in the middle of my lids). I hope you still like it.

Products used:

Bourjois Healthy Mix sfoundation
Bourjois Healthy Mix concealer
Catrice All matt plus
Sleek blush Suede
Sleek blush Rose Gold
NYX blush Taupe

Catrice Eyebrow pencil
NYX Jumbo pencil Black bean
Everyday minerals Eye Our first date (dark brown-black shade)
Isa Dora Big Bold mascara Super volumizing
Barry M waterproof eyeliner
Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy
Essence pigment Crystalliced 01 Frosted champagne
Essence pigment 20 Black sparrow

MUA lipstick shade 11

Merry Christmas!

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