07 February, 2018

NEW IN: SKINCARE & MAKEUP

Hello there! It's already February and only now I share my first post of the 2018. January was quite relaxing, I took my time off of everything and just spent my time with sister and rest of the family. Even though, I loved doing nothing and just chill, I really missed taking pictures, create makeup looks and just focus on the things I love. Before any style or makeup posts, I want to share some of my new skincare & makeup products.

I always wanted to try Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit line as it helps to clear the skin. I am not sure how I feel about face wash yet but I really love moisturizer as it keeps my skin hydrated and soft.

My sister gave me to try this Cleansing Oil from The Body Shop and I really love it. It's so much easier to take my makeup off with this oil and with the help of Neutrogena Hydra Boost cleanser, my skin gets clean and soft.

My every night obsession! As I discovered The Body Shop face massager, I can't stop using it. I love how my skin feels afterwards - plump and fresh. I love to use it with different kind of oils, depending on the mood.

Now about new makeup! Few weeks ago I started to use these primers and fixing mist from L'Oreal. I love to use these products. Primers keep my skin smooth as a perfect base for foundation and fixing mist sets my makeup pretty good.


My two favorite face palettes right now - Highlighting palette from L'Oreal and Contour palette from Makeup Revolution. Both are super pigmented and so easy to use. Perfect for everyday!
Makeup Revolution eyeshadow palette. It contains matte and shimmery shades, excellent for day and night.

My favorite makeup product of the year already (I am sure I won't change my mind until the end of the year, haha!). Galaxy palette from Fenty Beauty. I will definitely make another post about this palette.



Another TOP favorite is this set of nude lipsticks from Jeffree Star Cosmetics. I am such a nude lipstick lover and when I saw this set on instagram, I was obsessed. I wanted to try JSC lipsticks for a long time and now when I have these, I can't get enough. I use these lipsticks everyday and my most favorite shade is 'Celebrity Skin'.

After writing this post, I can't wait to create makeup looks using these products, especially eyeshadow palettes. I'm in the mood for Valentines day inspired makeup so can't wait to play with this makeup!

25 December, 2017

HOT DRINKS


I can’t imagine Holiday season without hot drinks, my favorite thing to do is to make a good cup of hot drink. It makes your day or evening so cozy. Imagine having a good cup in your hands while being outside in the cold winter weather or sitting underneath a warm blanket and enjoying Christmas movies, ahh, amazing! Hot drinks are my MUST HAVE essential during the Holiday season.
I love to find new delicious recipes every year. Drinks don’t have to be hard to make because you don’t want to spend most of your evening making a drink.
I want to share my three favorite perfectly delicious drinks that I’ve been making all month.


CLASSIC COCOA DRINK
This classic cacao drink is super quick and easy to make as it has only two ingredients in it. I am sure the cocoa drink is well known drink and almost everyone has tried it. It is not too sweet as you don’t use any sweet ingredients.

You’ll need few cups of milk (depends on how many you want to make, f.e. if you want to make one, you’ll need one cup of milk) and 2-3 tbs. unsweetened cocoa powder. Pour milk into the medium sized bowl and heat on slow to medium heat, don’t forget to stir so your milk doesn’t burn. When your milk is warm enough, add cocoa powder and stir until your drink is smooth. Serve immediately while hot and add toppings if you want. Since it’s very easy to make the drink, add different kind of toppings – whipped cream, chocolate shavings, marshmallows, sprinkles, small cookies or sweets, etc.

HOT NUTELLA DRINK
Nutella drink is very creamy and tasty as it has chocolate spread in it. I enjoy this drink so much that I always make it for more servings than one.

You’ll need 4 cups of milk (again, depends on how many you want to make), 1-2 tbs. Nutella spread, 2 tbs. unsweetened cocoa powder and 2 tbs. sugar ( if you want it sweet. I personally didn’t add sugar). Pour milk into the medium sized bowl and heat though, add nutella, cocoa and sugar. Stir until no lumps remain. Serve with desired toppings. I added whipped cream and chocolate sauce on top.

CONDENSED MILK DRINK
This drink contains more ingredients and takes a little bit of time but not too long. I would say that this is also the sweetest drink.  

For two servings, you’ll need ½ can condensed milk, ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder, 2 cups milk, 1 tsp. vanilla extract (optional) and pinch of salt. Place condensed milk, vanilla extract, cocoa powder and pinch of salt into medium sauce pan. Stir until cocoa is mixed well with condensed milk and no lumps remain. Little by little add milk. Place mixture on the stove and heat though, stirring continiously. Do not boil. Add desired toppings. In my opinion, mini marshmallows are the best topping.

I hope you enjoyed this post. Make yourself a good cup of delicious drink and have a wonderful Holidays!

24 December, 2017

SMALL THINGS THAT GOT ME INTO THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT

I would like to start this post with wishing you all Happy Holidays and I hope you spend your time with your loved ones!

In this post I share my favorite small things that got me into the Holiday season.












CHRISTMAS TREE.
This year we decorated our tree pretty early. Decorating Christmas tree + listening to Christmas music = the best way how to start the Holiday season. This year we went for silver & purple decorations and our white tree looked like this way better than the last year (when we had green, red & gold decorations).
HOT DRINKS.
I love hot drinks and hot cups in hands make everything so cozy especially if you relax with a good Christmas movie in front of you. Most of the drinks I made were chocolate-like and I will post my favorite recipes for easy & delicious drinks very soon. Although, I also made hot cider from Somersby Apple cider drink, added cinnamon sticks and it turned out so, so good.



DESSERTS.
Sweet desserts are as important as hot drinks during the Holiday season. Cupcakes, cinnamon buns with (perfect !!) frosting, lots and lots of whipped cream on top of the drinks, etc., I just can't resist because I love to make desserts but Christmas calories don't count, right? Haha, I wish!



JEWELRY.
And what about fashion essentials? Beautiful and sparkly necklaces are my favorites for this season. Your accessories and you HAVE to shine brighter than any Christmas tree because you need to be that extra!!!

HOLIDAY BEAUTY.
I am so happy that I tried lots of different Holiday makeup looks these past weeks and I even used loose glitters and shimmery things (stuff which I usually prefer to ignore because I just can't deal with glitters falling everywhere). I was surprised how my thoughts about glitters changed recently, every look that contained glitter became my favorite. I am not a big fan of glitter nail polishes either since these are hard to take off but as I got to test out new drugstore peel off base I enjoyed the results and I will definitely try glittery nails for Christmas or New Years eve.
Now I am sure - that you HAVE TO HAVE glitters for special occasions.







GIFTS.
My favorite thing about gifts is to wrap them by myself. I wish I could wrap tons of gifts because I enjoy it and love to find creative ways how to do it. Also, I didn't know if I wanted to make Christmas cards but since I got into bullet journaling and hand-lettering + I was inspired by AmandaRachLee I wanted to try to make them for the first time and I am so happy with the results. I hope my family will like these too.



I hope you enjoyed this post about my favorite things to do/have to get into the Holiday mood and I hope you enjoy this incredible season.

23 December, 2017

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IT'S MY BIRTHDAAAAY! I am very excited for this day because it's my favorite of the year), I love the feeling when people remember you and make your day special celebrating you and saying only good words.

I am so happy to be in my hometown to celebrate with my family, it's gonna be a good day!