04 May, 2018

COMPLEXION MAKEUP


I wanted to share a post about drugstore face makeup that I've been using these past weeks. Every time I checked social media, I saw good (or bad) review about at least one of these products so I really wanted to try them myself and see how they work for my skin. Finally I got a chance to sit down and write my thoughts about the products.


First step - primer. Lately I've been so obsessed with pipette-applicator packaging and when I saw this primer from Catrice Cosmetics I wanted to buy it immediately. I was a little bit unsure about shimmering primer as my skin tends to get shiny. I was afraid of greasy finish but when I apply this primer it dries down and makes my skin matte. It's so beautiful on its own, it would be perfect for summer. If you don't use makeup daily, it would be so pretty on the entire face or cheeks and also on the shoulders and collarbones. 

When it comes to foundation, it's so hard for me to find the right type and shade (f.e., look at the difference between matte foundation and other one, haha) of foundation that would look good on my skin. Last month I heard about this LA Girl Pro Matte foundation and wanted to try it as it promises matte and buildable coverage. I chose the shade 'Beige' and it matched my skin tone perfectly. For me, the foundation looks better if applied with sponge.

Recently, I got another foundation that I wanted to try for a long time. It's HD Liquid Coverage foundation from Catrice Cosmetics and oh wow, it's one of the best foundations I've ever tried. I feel like it may be my new favorite drugstore foundation. It's long-lasting and mattifying so you don't even need to set it with powder if you don't like powdery finish, you can layer this foundation to get full coverage but it won't feel heavy and greasy.  

Concealer. I bought Liquid Camouflage concealer (also from Catrice Cosmetics) as it's one of the best I've ever tried. It has such a good coverage and brightens my under eye very well. Only bad thing about this product is that it oxidizes a little bit on my skin but I chose the lightest shade so it looks good anyway.

Setting powder. The best powder that actually sets my makeup and keeps my skin matte for longer - RCMA No Color powder. I've heard lots of things about it and finally got to try it. My skin looks smooth, makeup lasts longer and it doesn't feel heavy on the skin. This is the only powder that works for me and keeps my skin matte for longer than hour or two.
I am impressed with the quality, size and price of the powder!

Another powder that I love - matte bronzer. I bought NYX Matte bronzer in the shade 'deep' which suits my skin tone very well. It's not too orange nor too mudy. It's super pigmented and blends like a dream!

I had no problems combining these products together as they only complimented each other and didn't cause me any problems. Perfect combo for achieving full coverage good-looking skin!
I am very happy with the amazing quality of each product (especially because every product is affordable). 

23 April, 2018

2 FESTIVAL LOOKS










Hello! Last time I created a post was almost a month ago so I needed to post something fresh and creative! It's been such a festival vibe all over the media past weeks and for me it's like a new start to play with bright colors, glitter and new techniques. I feel like Christmas season and Festive/Summer season are the only time when I want to play with glittery things.

BLUE & PINK LOOK
For this look I was inspired by the little pink & silver self-adhesive plastic rhinestones therfore I wanted to use different tones of pink. I ended up with using soft baby pink on the lid and in the inner corners and bright pink on the lips (which happens so rarely for me). I know that blue with bright pink can be too much but I loved the result especially with the little rhinstone accents.
When I finish eye makeup I always want to stick to nude lipsticks but I try to step out of my comfort zone and try lipsticks I rarely use. When I applied pink lipstick it looked so neon bright, I loved it. I will definitely use it in the summer.

BRIGHT CORAL LOOK
I love how this look is bright yet kind of soft. I used coral tones on eyes and lips. I love when eye makeup color matches with lip color. I didn't do anything crazy difficult for this look, wanted to focus on little glitter accents. This is the look when you want something festive on your face but nothing too crazy. It's pretty simple and minimalistic.

I look forward to create more colorful looks with glitter details. I am so inspired at the moment!

28 March, 2018

GALAXY PALETTE

Hello there! Today's post is something I wanted to share with you for a long time, actually since I got this beautiful palette from Fenty Beauty back in December. However, I didn't want to post typical review with describing price, color and ingredients as you can find that info on the internet therefore I created few bright makeup looks so I could talk about my thoughts and experience with this palette. I know that this palette is already in the beauty industry for a long time as it was from Holiday Collection but I wanted to write a post about it anyway.

First thing that catched my eye was the packaging, of course. The cardboard box and palette are so pretty in different lights and angles. This design is everything! The only thing that makes me sad is that cover picks up finger prints very easily.


When I first opened Galaxy palette I was blown away! Every eyeshadow in this palette is so beautiful and sparkly. The shadows range from sheer, glittery topcoats to smoky shimmery based eyeshadows. Sadly, it's hard to see the beauty in pictures because lots of them deliver a 3D effect. In real life they sparkle like crazy.
For me, this palette is totally different from the other ones I've tried because the formula of the shadows feels so glittery and sparkly yet smooth and easy to work with. I suggest using glitter glue or sticky base with these to get better result and make them last longer + use finger to apply them as my brushes didn't do justice for the pigment.


My favorite looks with this palette so far:
Light blue cut crease look. I used 'Cosmic Ocean' (sheer aqua glitter) & 'Sublime' (sheer mint and gold glitter).

Bright cut crease with glitter liner accent. I used 'Ultraviolit' (smoky violet with iridescent glitter).

I think this is my favorite look using Galaxy palette. Smoky eyeshadows with nude lips will always be my most loved combination. I used 'Planet Ex' (smoky brown with iridescent glitter) & 'Lightyear' (smoky charcoal with gold glitter) on the lid.

Another purple look. I used 'Space Owt' (smoky grape with holographic blue) on the center of the lid. 

It amazes how I've used this palette for months and it still excites me everytime I open it. While I was writing this post I've swatched it on my arm again and that sparkle is too good. I used mostly cool toned shadows and I can't wait to try copper and rose gold tones next (perfect during springtime & summer).
I am so happy I have this palette thanks to my lovely sister who gave me it for my birthday.

20 March, 2018

DETOX JUICE

Hi there! It's a new week and I am so excited for another new beginning. I believe that everyday or every week you can change your habits, try new stuff and find new motivation. Therefore, I am so motivated to eat healthier and feel better. Lately I've been eating more veggies and fruits than I used to and it feels so good! I love to drink juices when I don't feel like cooking, between the meals or when I have some cravings for sweets. 

My favorite way how to add vegetables & fruits to my diet is juicing. Since I got a juicer, I've become obsessed with it. It's so quick and easy to make a good juice full of good nutrients. At the moment, I am loving green juices so I wanted to share with you my favorite detox juice and benefits of each ingredient.

DETOX JUICE INGREDIENTS:


  • CELERY - even though I hate the taste of celery in mixtures it's pretty tolerable. Celery helps with skin problems & weight loss, controls blood pressure, cleanses the body, etc.
  • GINGER - I love ginger and use it everyday. It strengthens immune system, promotes detoxification, improves blood circulation, soothes muscle pain, etc.
  • PINEAPPLE - rich source of vitamin C, boosts your energy, hydrates the body, promotes bone, heart & eye health, etc.
  • KIWI - keeps skin healthy, boosts mood, promotes better sleep, etc.
  • CUCUMBER - promotes digestion, hydrates the body & skin, flushes out toxins, etc.
  • AVOCADO - (add avocado to juice separately) maintains healthy skin, promotes detoxification, helps you absorb nutrients, helps control appetite, low in sugar, etc.
  • SPINACH - high in antioxidants, fights diseases, strengthens bones, increases brain function, etc.


Healthy juice is a perfect replacement of unhealthy snacks or cravings. I've been obsessed with mixing ingredients and trying new taste every time I make a juice.