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NEW YEAR'S EVE

Thursday, 31 December 2015

new years eve look, makeyp flatlay


HAPPY NEW YEAR!
 I hope that you all have a very happy new year! Wishing you all the joy and happiness.

new years eve look, makeyp flatlay

Some details for today's makeup:
Stila Eyes Are The Window Soul Palette
Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in Ecru
Maybelline Lash Sesantional Mascara
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Illuminating in Bare Radiance
By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Frozen Quartz
Tanya Burr Lip gloss in Luch Date
L'Oreal Super Liner Ultra Precision Black Eyeliner
OPI nail polish in the shade With a Nice Finn-ish


What are your plans for New Year's Eve? 
Have fun tonight and be safe :)

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Instamonth

Wednesday, 30 December 2015
instamonth, makeup flatlay
Last instamonth of 2015! 
I have already started my New Year resolutions list or goals for the new year. 
What are your plans for the New Year?

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Top Discoveries of 2015: Drugstore & French Pharmacy

Monday, 28 December 2015
top discoveries of 2015, best from drugstore



I like to post different recaps of the year. This time, I'm talking about the top discoveries of 2015 from the drugstore and the French pharmacy.

VICHY NORMADERM NIGHT DETOX link 
This is designed for blemish prone adult skin and helps to reduce blemishes and imperfections. The cream also detoxes the skin getting rid of toxins during the night. I've been using this religiously every evening for a while now and I have noticed a big improvement on my skin.
VICHY NORMADERM BEAUTIFYING ANTI BLEMISH-CARE 24h link
Another product designed for imperfection prone skin that fights against blemishes, dilated pores, colour marks and dull skin. I've tried this already and I have tot say I'm liking it so far. The texture is super fresh and non-greasy and it absorbs quickly into the skin. I love using this in conjuction with the previous product. They work wonderfully together. 
MAYBELLINE LASH SENSATIONAL MASCARA link 
This mascara is a must have from the drugstore. It goes on easily and it has an immediate impact on the look of the lashes. The curved brush really helps to cover each individual lash. The result is natural and the lashes look fuller and volumised.
L'OREAL INFALLIBLE MATTE FOUNDATION link 
Everything about this foundation is amazing! Lightweight, doesn't cake, doesn't accentuate dry patches and long lasting. I love the finish, it's not super matte but leaves a healthy glow to the skin. Definitely a must try!
RIMMEL MATCH PERFECTION 2IN1 CONCEALER link
This stuff is amazing! I love the soft brush application. It's creamy and thick enough to cover the dark circles. It does a brilliant job concealing and brightening the under eye area. 

What was your favourite beauty discovery of 2015?

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Top Five of the month

Sunday, 27 December 2015
monthly favorites, loreal fibrology, tanya burr cheek palette


OMG! Last top five of the year! This month I've been loving...

L'OREAL FIBROLOGY THICKENING SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER
The product really adds volume and gives a lift. The frangance is beautiful and lasts all day. I use the shampoo in conjuction with the condiotner and my hair is thicker and fuller, it's shiny and feels great. I'm super impressed with these.
TANYA BURR CHEEK PALETTE 
The whole palette is amazing but I particularly love the bronzer. It's my favourite product in the entire palette. It blends really nicely and it's the perfect colour for giving your skin a bit more of live and warmth. It's quite shimmery so I wouldn't say this is a great contour colour. The blush is a peachy colour with a bit of pink and the highlighter is a pretty champagne colour, it's subtle and perfect for day and night. 
CLINIQUE POP LIP COLOUR IN NUDE POP
This was totally an impulse buy but WOW I'm loving this lipstick so much! It's a lipstick and smoothing primer in one. I really like the formula, it's semi-opaque with a creamy consistency. It glides effortlessly on the lips due to the smoothing primer and does not feel heavy. It's  very moisturising and comfortable to wear on the lips. Nude Pop is a pinky beige colour, love the colour so much!
DIOR VERNIS IN LUCKY
I had this on my wishlist for the longest time and when I finally got it oh wow! it's such beautiful colour. It's a rich pink-red colour that is perfect for any season. I simply adore the colour and it lasts so well on the nail.
H&M SKIN ILLUMINISER IN CHAMPAGNE GOLD
The most beautiful highlighter I've seen in a while. It's absolutely gorgeous! Champagne Gold is the most perfect champagne highlighter. It's extremely pigmented but blends out like a dream. (check out this post to see swatches)



What are your favourites of the month?

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MERRY CHRISTMAS

Friday, 25 December 2015

merry christmas wishes

Wishing you all a very merry Christmas! Have fun, relax, be merry and enjoy spending time with family and friends.

Lots of love <3

Christmas Eve Makeup Look

Thursday, 24 December 2015
christmas eve makeup look
Christmas's Eve is one of my favourite nights.  I love getting ready for the night and enjoy
surrounded by family and friends. 



This year I chose a super easy christmassy look for day using some of my all time favourite makeup products:

DIOR FOREVER FOUNDATION
H&M SKIN ILLUMINISER in CHAMPAGNE GOLD
STILA EYES ARE THE WINDOW SOUL PALETTE
KIKO GLAMOROUS EYE PENCIL in GOLDEN HAZELNUT
ANASTASIA BROW WIZ in CARAMEL
BURBERRY BLUSH in EARTHY
BENEFIT THEY'RE REAL MASCARA
NARS ORGASM BLUSH
NARS VELVET MATTE LIP PENCIL in DRAGON GIRL
DIOR VERNIS LUCKY


I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas <3

Christmas nail colours

Wednesday, 23 December 2015


christmas nail colours, christmas nail polishes
christmas nail colours, gold nails



GOLD
I love gold on the nails. It looks nice and christmassy. This is OPI With a Nice Finn-ish, a beautiful bronzy gold shimmery colour. 
christmas nail colours, silver nails


SILVER
Silver is another christmassy colour that looks so cute on the nails. Finding a nice and flattering silver nail polish is quite a difficult task. But I love this nail polish from Essie called Jiggle Hi Jiggle Low. It's such a unique colour. It's a shiny silvery shade. It's almost a white-gold colour, with microshimmer and very finely milled gold flecks.


christmas nail colours, pink-red nails


PINK-RED
A rich pink-red colour is perfect for any season but I find it great for this time of year. I think is the perfect Christmas colour. I really love the Dior nail Vernis in Lucky, it's a perfect pink-red shade. I'll probably be wearing this on christmas day ;)


What's your favourite christmas nail polish?


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What's in my holiday makeup bag - Christmas

Tuesday, 22 December 2015
whats in my makeup bag, christmas makeup bag

This is what in my makeup bag for this Christmas Holidays

THE PALETTE: Stila Eyes Are The Window Soul is the only palette I'll be taking with me. I have everything I need in this palette.  It's great for the day looks and evening smokey looks.
FACE: my go-to foundation, Dior Forever,  and concealers Maybelline Fit Me and Rimmel Match Perfection concealer. 
POWDER: For powdering, Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder.
BLUSH & BRONZER: I'm also taking the Burberry Blush in Earthy which I use for contouring and the Tanya Burr Cheek Palette, mainly for the bronzer. I love the bronzer in this palette.
The other blush I'm taking is the Nars Orgasm, a beautiful pink with gold shimmer, perfect for the Christmas parties.
HIGHLIGHTER: This has been a tough decision but at the end I chose the H&M Skin Illuminiser in the shade Champagne Gold which is the most perfect champagne colour.
EYES: Benefit They're Real mascara, L'Oreal Super Liner Ultra Precision eye liner and Anastasia Brow Wiz for my eyebrows.
LIPS: 3 different products. A natural lipsticks for daytime, Clinique Pop lipstick in Nude Pop, a natural lips gloss, Tanya Burr in Lunch Date; and a red lipstick, Nars Dragon Girl Velvet Matte lip Pencil. 



What are your holiday makeup essentials?


TOP Kiko Products of the year

Sunday, 20 December 2015
top kiko products, best kiko products, what to buy kiko


This year there have been some great products and launches from the brand, so I thought I'd do a roundup of my top favourites Kiko products this year. 

Here it is, top Kiko products of the year.

EYEBROW SCULPT
The pencil is double ended with a spooly at one end and the twist up pencil at the other. It has that triangular-wedge shape which makes the application easy and precise. The texture is like a wax-powder hybrid but it looks really natural and it stays really well.  It's really easy to draw on, you only need a light touch, perfect for filling any gaps and adding shape. 

INTENSELY LAVISH LIPSTICK IN LUSTY PEONY
Beautiful lipstick from the Kiko's Rebel Romantic collection. It's a gorgeous mauve pink deep nude colour. The lipstick is pigmented and creamy, it glides onto the lips nicely and its really comfortable to wear. The rose gold packaging is gorgeous and looks so luxurious. 

PRO NAIL LACQUER, 04 ROSE SAND 
I'm obsessed with this colour and with the formula of these new Kiko nail polishes.  This is a beautiful warm peachy nude.  The consistency of this is amazing and one coat provides full coverage. It has a shiny, glossy effect and is super long lasting. I also love the brush. It's large and thick, it glides over the nail easily which makes the application very easy. 
top kiko products, best kiko products, what to buy kiko
top kiko products, best kiko products, what to buy kiko
top kiko products, best kiko products, what to buy kiko
GLAMOROUS EYE PENCIL, GOLDEN HAZELNUT
I'm still loving these eye pencils, they are very creamy, highly pigmented and easy to blend and the colors are simply amazing. But in particular I love the shade Golden Hazelnut, a gorgeous antiqued gold colour. This has been the only eye pencil I've used this year, pretty much.

KIKO COLOUR VEIL BLUSH,  01 PINK
These baked blushes were launched by Kiko Cosmetics this year and they come in 6 different colours.  The shade 01 Pink is a beautiful peachy pink colour which is flattering on eveyone. I love it because it gives the cheeks a natural luminosity and radiant finish. It's seriously a gourgeous blush.

SMART LIP PENCIL, 712 ROSE MAUVE 
 It's a very natural pink with brown undertones. It glides on perfectly giving a my-lips-but-better-colour kind of shade. It's very creamy, pigmented and can be used on the entire lip. Great and super inexpensive lip liner that you need to own. (click here to see me wearing this)


Have you tried any of this? What's your favourite Kiko product?

Check my other popular Kiko Cosmetics posts: BEST & WORST KIKO PRODUCTS and KIKO TOP 5 MUST HAVES :)


Favourite #motd of the year

Friday, 18 December 2015

#motd, makeup of the day, favorites
Basically a recap of some of my favourites makeup products of this year. What I have been using loads during this year and it's always on my#motd (makeup of the day) 

Most used mascaras: Benefit They're Real and Maybelline Lash Sensational, the best drugstore mascara at the moment!
Most used foundations: all-time favourites Chanel Aqua Vitalumiere and Dior Forever and new discoveries, L'Oreal Infallible Matte foundation and Estee Lauder Double Wear.
Most used eyeshadows: Versatile Urban Decay Naked 3 palette, my Mac quad (Woodwinked, Antiqued, Naked Lunch and All that Glitters) and Mac Soba eyeshadow.
Most used blushes: Benefit Coralista, H&M cream blush in dusty rose and Nars Douceur.
Most used bronzer and contour product: Marc Jacobs Light Filtering Contour Palette, Tanya Burr Cheek Palette, Burberry blush in Earthy.
Most used concealer: Maybelline Fit Me!
Most used highlighter: Mac CCB in Hush and H&M Halo Illuminiser in Champagne Gold
Most used eye pencil: Kiko Glamorous in Golden Hazelnut.
Most used lip pencil: Rimmel Exaggerate Eastend Snob and Mac Dervish.
Most used lipsticks: Laura Mercier Spiced Rose, Nars Dolce Vita and Tanya Burr lip gloss in Picnic in the Park.

What are your most used make products?

Obsessed with: Stila Soul Eyeshadow Palette

Thursday, 17 December 2015
stila soul palette review
stila soul palette review




stila soul palette review
Stila Eyes Are The Window Shadow Palette in Soul here

I had my eye on this palette for a while and finally got it during Black Friday sale. Isn't beautiful? I'm completely in love with this palette!

Fist of all, the packaging is absolutely gorgeous, It's gold and rose-gold, sleek metallic case with a big mirror. It's small and compact so it's very travel-friendly which is one of the reasons why I bought it.

This is my go-to palette at the moment. It's great for the day looks and evening smokey looks. All the shadows are gourgeous shades. There's a vaiaty of different neutrals colours; browns and coppers, warm and cool toned. There is a perfect mixture of colours for any look. 

There are four matte shades, great transition colours and a black shade which is very handy to have. It also contains the infamous Kitten eyeshadow which is one of Stila's bestseller and I was super excited to try.

The formula of these is smooth and buttery although they aren't the most pigmented shadows in the world. The lighter colours are quite sheer which is quite a shame but you can make them work well.


It's a fabulous palette, pretty much all you need in one small palette.



Do you own any Stila palette?


The Most Natural Falsies with Bornprettystore

Wednesday, 16 December 2015
born pretty false eyelashes
born pretty false eyelashes

bornpretty store coupon code, born pretty false eyelashes
Handmade Natural False Eyelashes #218 * here

I usually wear false eyelashes for more special ocassions but I'm not good at it. Even though I like them I still don't wear them as often as I would like. I definitely need to practice my fake lash application skills. 

With all the christmas parties coming up I thought I would show you this beautiful handmade false lashes from BornPrettyStore I've received. I have to say I was very impressed with how natural these are. I really like these lashes because they look natural, they add length and volume to my lashes without being too dramatic.

I'm not a fan of the full falsies look, I much prefer false eyelashes like these that are more natural looking. I think they're perfect for any ocassion, for everyday wear and for party wear. 

The band is thin and flexible and blend well with my real lashes. They're soft and super lightweigh so they're comfortable to wear. Great natural looking lashes and super affordable. 

Take a look at the Bornprettystore makeup section here  and receive a 10% off your order and free shipping worldwide with the coupon code below.

bornpretty store coupon code


I think they look super natural, what do you think?


Random favourites of 2015

Monday, 14 December 2015
Some of my favourites things of 2015...

Favourite colour


2015 random favourites
Favourite buy
...Daniel Wellington watch 

Favourite makeup launch 
...H&M new makeup line
Favourite Instagram account

Favourite quote
...kindess is a melody everyone can sing along to.
Favourite accesory
...these earrings from ASOS


Favourite Pinterest account
...Prosecco & Plaid


Favourite photo
...#followmetoo @muradosmann

Favourite dessert
...yummy Tiramisu


Favourite day
...proposal in Paris


Favourite place
...beautiful Florence


Favourite flatlay
...Tamira Jarrel @tamirajarrel


Favourite song
...Nate Ruess 'Nothing without love'


What are your favourite things of 2015?




Shopping my stash

Friday, 11 December 2015
shop my stash post, all time favourites,
I've never done one of these post before so I though it was time to do it and "shop my stash". This is what I found. I used to love all these products but I haven't used them in ages!


URBAN DECAY NAKED BASICS PALETTE
It's an amazing palette for those who especially love matte neutral shades. It's versatile and compact so it's very travel friendly. I like it because you can use it for your brows as well.

MAC BLUSH WELL DRESSED
I used to use this all the time. It's probably one of my favourite blushes ever! It leaves a really nice pink flush on the cheeks with a bit of shimmer. It brightens up the face and gives a nice healthy glow. I really need to start using this again.

BOURJOIS HEALTHY MIX FOUNDATION
This is one of the best drugstore foundations I have tried. It feels light and fresh on the skin, not too thick or heavy. The coverage is light to medium but I find this covers pretty well and it also lasts perfectly throughout the day. 

KIKO KISS BALM
I used to rave about this! It's a great lip balm. It's moisturing and the colour is beautiful. The shade Pineapple is a lovely nude pink, perfect for everyday. The colour range for these lip balms is great. 

NYX JUMBO EYE SHADOW IN THE SHADE YOGURT
This is actually a great dupe for the By Terry Ombre BlackStar in Frozen Quartz which I also own (see the comparisson here) they're really similar. This shade is incredibly beautiful, it's a pearly pink almost like a rose gold colour. It's super creamy, it's easy to apply and its long lasting as well.

TOO FACED CHOCOLATE SOLEIL BRONZER
It's a great matte bronzer. It's good for contouring and the smell is divine. But this is too dark for my skintone, it can look unnatural. 


Have your shopped your stash lately?

Drugstore/High street favourites at the moment

Thursday, 10 December 2015

drugstore makeup favourites, tanya burr makeup, hm makeup review
I'm loving these products from the drugstore/high street at the moment. I'm seriously impressed with all these products.

TANYA BURR CHEEK PALETTE 
The whole palette is amazing but I particularly love the bronzer. It's my favourite product in the entire palette. It blends really nicely and it's the perfect colour for giving your skin a bit more of live and warmth. But is quite shimmery so I wouldn't say this is a great contour colour. (full review here)

H&M SKIN ILLUMINISER
The most beautiful highlighter I've seen in a while. It's absolutely gorgeous! I got the shade Champagne Gold which is the most perfect champagne colour. It's extremely pigmented but blends out like a dream. (check out this post to see swatches)

TANYA BURR LIP GLOSS IN LUNCH DATE
The formula of these lip glosses is fantastic. They are creamy, pigmented and they don't feel sticky like other lip glosses so they're comfortable to wear. Lunch Date is the perfect pinky nude colour, such a pretty and wearable colour. 

REAL TECHNIQUES SCULPTING BRUSH
This brush is supposed to be for contouring but I actually use it to apply foundation and it's great. The wide angled head is very precise and it gives a flawless base. 

What are your current makeup bag favourites?

Bornpretty store new jewellery pieces

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

bornpretty store discount code, bornpretty store haul, jewellery
bornpretty store discount code, bornpretty store haul, jewellery


I was recently sent these beautiful jewellery pieces from Born Pretty Store which I'm obsessed with. I really like their Jewelry and Accessories section, they have tons of amazing inexpensive jewellery pieces and other accessorizes. You can find such cute pieces like this karma necklace and lovely ring.

I really wanted to find a ring like this one and this is just perfect. It looks simple and chic and adds a touch of detail to a neutral outfit.  The necklace is super beautiful, delicate, dainty and great for everyday wear. They look so cute together.
Love the simplicity of these,  I'm absolutely obsessed with both pieces. 

In terms of quality, both feel lightweight but are quite sturdy. They're available in both gold and silver. 

Take a look at the Bornprettystore jewellery section here and receive a 10% off your order (valid on non discounted items only) and free shipping worldwide with the coupon code below.


bornpretty store discount code, bornpretty haul



You can find the RING HERE* and the NECKLACE HERE*. 


What do you think about these pieces? 


Tanya Burr new makeup haul

Tuesday, 8 December 2015


tanya burr lip gloss lunch date, picnic in the park
tanya burr lip gloss lunch date, picnic in the park

tanya burr lip gloss lunch date, picnic in the park
tanya burr cheek palette review, peach glowtanya burr lip gloss lunch date, picnic in the park
TANYA BURR CHEEK PALETTE here
TANYA BURR LIP GLOSS here


Tanya Burr has rebranded and added new products to her beauty line and everything looks amazing. The new lipglosses packaging is absolutely gorgeous and the cheek palettes are amazing.

I've got the shades PICNIC IN THE PARK, my absolutely favourite from the previous collection which is a beautiful corally pink colour; and LUNCH DATE, a pinky nude colour which I'm obsessed with.


The formula of these lip glosses is fantastic. They are creamy, pigmented and they don't feel sticky like other lip glosses so they're comfortable to wear. Plus they smell incredible. The brush is very nice too, it's soft and the gloss literally glides on. I love the new packaging design, they look a lot more sleek and a lot more high-end.

The cheek palette is a new addition to Tanya's collection and it's available in two different colours: Rosy Flush and Peachy Glow. 

I'm not really a fan of the packaging but I love the fact this comes with a big mirror inside. I got the shade Peachy glow and basically you've got a bronzer called Beach Bronze, a blush called Apricot Flush and also a highlighter called Champagne shimmer. I love the bronzer, I think this is actually my favourite product in the entire palette. It blends really nicely but is quite shimmery so I wouldn't say this is a great contour colour but is definitely good for giving your skin a bit more of live and warmth. The blush is a peachy colour with a bit of pink and the highlighter is a pretty champagne colour, it's subtle and perfect for day and night. 


Have you tried anything from Tanya's range?



'My fiancÉ bought it' makeup haul

Sunday, 6 December 2015
high end makeup haul, boyfriend buys makeup

high end makeup haul, boyfriend buys makeup

My fiancé went on a business trip to China recently and this is what he brought me! yay! Good job A! (I gave him a list :D)

ESTEE LAUDER DOUBLE WEAR FOUNDATION // 1N2 Ecru
This is something that has been on my whislist since forever! 
This really has good coverage but without feeling too heavy. There isn't that cakey feeling like many people say. I've been pleasantly suprised! The foundation is long lasting, has a great full coverage and looks really good on the skin. The range of colours is brilliant, my shade is 1N2 pale ivory with neutral undertones. 

DIOR ADDICT FLUID STICK // 229 Beige Passion
This gloss is not sheer, it definitely has quite decent amount of pigment to it. It's a great shade, a very natural pink beige nude. I love the packaging and the applicator. It glide on the lips perfectly and it has a lovely smooth feeling. 

CHANEL CC CREAM // 20 Beige
I really wanted to get the Chanel CC Cream which is something I heard a lot of beauty bloggers talk about. This adress skin tone and help to correct any redness, uneven skin tone and pigmentation. It contains spf30 which is great and perfect for spring/summer. I can't wait to try this out! 

YSL VOLUPTE TINT-IN-OIL // 05 Cherry Me
I heard some many good things about this. It's a very unusual lip gloss-lip treatment based on oil so it kind of sinks and hydrate the lips. It looks glossy on the lips but it's not sticky. When the gloss fades it leaves a lovely tint for hours. 



So many new things to play with! :) Have your tried any of these? What's on your wishlist?