Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Bloggers Secret Santa and my Christmas beauty gifts

Hello all! Hope you had amazing Christmas! Mine was super relaxing and full of joy, happiness and way too much food :)
Just as promised in my last post I'm coming today to you with a fun collaboration with some of my best blogging friends. Me, Dorota, Leanne, Siobhan and Nishi have been talking on Twitter for a few months and we've become good friends. I'm so glad to be a part of such lovely and supportive group. We decided to do Secret Santa between us and today we'll be sharing with you what we got and who our Secret Santa was :)
And to continue with the Christmas gifts theme I've decided to show you what I got from my family. I had never done those 'what I got for Christmas' posts as I always felt a bit silly showing my gifts but considering I've shared many beauty hauls on this blog let's count this as another one.

Christmas beauty gifts
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Thursday, 22 December 2016

New Year's Eve party makeup look: smokey eyes with two lipsticks options

Christmas is just around the corner and I can't quite believe that 2016 is about to end! As soon as the Christmas is done and dusted most of us will be thinking of how and where to celebrate the last night of this year and with that in mind I created this smokey eye look to give you some inspirations for your makeup. 
The moment I got the Makeup Geek Insomnia pigment I couldn't wait to use it on my eyes and it's absolutely perfect for a night time party. It has black base with some red reflex and metallic silver/teal sheen, it's stunning!
I paired the eyes with nude lips but also gave you the option of a deep berry lips. Both lipsticks look equally beautiful with this eye look but the choice depends on your preferences. Me being me would pick the vampy option, simply because I love bold makeup, especially for a night out.
 
New Year's Eve party smokey eyes with two lips options
 
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Monday, 19 December 2016

Introducing DERMO28 skincare brand and giveaway of two sets of DERMO28 Unica'Mas Kits

One of the biggest advantages of being a beauty blogger have been getting the opportunities to discover new brands and try new products. When I was approached by PR for DERMO28 I have to admit that I didn't have any idea about the brand but a quick look at their website got me all excited about trying out their products.
 
DERMO28 was born in 1995 in Italy thanks to a team of professionals highly specialized in therapy and treatment of skin. The name DERMO28 was not born casually: 28 days is the period that cells employ to regenerate which is a synonym of life and energy. The secret of DERMO28 Research Facility consists in creating cosmetics with a high concentration of active ingredients, absolutely safe and applied with specific and exclusive procedures customized for any skin concern.
 
DERMO28 Unica'Mas Kit
 
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Thursday, 15 December 2016

Simple Christmas Day makeup look: golden eyes and metallic lips

Christmas Day will be in exactly 10 days and the excitement level is raising. If you're anything like me you're probably still doing your Christmas shopping, planning all the cooking and food preparation, wrapping gifts, sorting out the outfit, etc. Basically running like a mad woman :)
But one thing that it doesn't stress me out is my makeup for the Christmas time, I know it will be simple and quick because who wants to spend a long time getting ready instead of enjoying the magical day, but still pretty because I want to look glammed up on the day.
For my Christmas Day makeup I choose golden eyes and red, sparkly, metallic lips. Classic but with a little twist. Simple but effective.
 
Christmas Day makeup look
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Monday, 12 December 2016

My Christmas wish list

It's the time of gift giving and while I'm always grateful for anything and everything that I may receive for Christmas I also like to make sure that some of the gifts are actually the things I do really want, LOL! We've been doing Christmas, birthday, etc, wish lists for a few years with my husband and it works great for us as it means we get to pick something for the other person that would truly make them happy. Although any surprises are always welcomed as well :)
So after I emailed to Santa, aka my husband, links to the things I'd love to find under my Christmas tree this year I thought I would share some of them with you too in case you're still looking for some inspiration for a gift for beauty loving women in your life or want to get a cheeky treat for yourself.


Christmas beauty wish list
 
 
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Thursday, 8 December 2016

My latest everyday skincare heroes

Consistent, well tailored to your skin's needs, skincare routine is very important if you want to look your best for the longest time possible. I've been a skincare enthusiast since my late teens and while not all this time I knew what's best for me I was certainly trying to find the perfect products. Fast forward about 18 years and I'm still looking but I am definitely with a much bigger knowledge and experience and, honestly, despite me being in my late 30s, my skin hasn't look better. Well maybe it did before I hit the puberty but that doesn't count, right? :)
As much as I love trying different products I always stick to a certain routine for at least 3, 4 weeks before changing things or introducing new products. This way I know exactly how well, or bad, products work for my skin.

skincare products for mature skin, goldfadenMD wakeup call, super facialist vitamin C+ brighten serum and moisturiser, the ordinary hyaluronic acid
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Monday, 5 December 2016

Black Friday beauty haul and Christmas stocking fillers ideas for beauty lovers

 I'm pretty sure that almost every beauty enthusiast was waiting for the Black Friday sales to stock up on favourite products or just treat themselves to some new ones. Well, at least that's what I was planning to do :) But I didn't get crazy as, to be honest, there are sales all year round on beauty sites but I got a few things, some presents for my family and friends which I won't be talking about here and a few treats for myself. Mostly skincare sets as I had them on my wish list for a long time, so when they were 30% cheaper I decided it was the time to buy them. They're very affordable even when full priced and I think they would make a great Christmas stocking fillers or presents for beauty enthusiasts.
 
Black Friday beauty haul and Christmas stocking fillers ideas for beauty lovers
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Thursday, 1 December 2016

Let's get intimate! In2Mate Complete Care range review and giveaway

Cheeky post to start the December with a bang? Why not?!
OK, so the title is rather misleading as I'm not exactly planning to get intimate with you all, LOL!, but will have a quick chat about our intimate beauty routine and introduce you to a new range of natural products created for that: In2Mate Complete Care* (£14.95) including Natural Wash, Moisturiser and Lubricant which you can also buy separately. We are used to talking openly about makeup, skincare or body care but not often we can read or hear someone talking about how they look after their intimate area. We, women, are very vulnerable in this matter, from monthly periods, sex, to child births, our vaginas (yes, I totally used the V word on my blog, LOL!) go through a lot so it should be only natural we look after them as much as for any other part of our body.

In2Mate Complete Care range
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Monday, 28 November 2016

November beauty favourites

December has crept on us and it's time for all the festivities that come with Christmas celebrations. I love this time of the year and looking forward to putting our Christmas tree up next weekend. My boys are getting super excited about the Holidays, Santa and presents which just add to the magic of December.
But before we all start thinking and talking only about Christmas parties, food and gifts I want to share with you which beauty products I've been impressed with in the last few weeks.

November beauty favourites
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Thursday, 24 November 2016

Splurge or save? Too Faced Sweet Peach palette vs I Heart Makeup Chocolate And Peaches palette

We all know that Makeup Revolution brings lots of cheaper alternatives to high end makeup. Most of their products are good quality, especially considering the price point, often comparable with the expensive offerings. So when they recently released Chocolate And Peaches palette by their sister brand I Heart Makeup, clearly "inspired" by the Too Faced Sweet Peach palette (review) I decided to buy it and compare them to each other for those of you who wonder how similar they are (check my post on Semi-Sweet palette vs Salted Caramel palette).
The Too Faced palette was very hyped when it was released in Spring 2016, it was limited edition but I've heard that the brand is bringing it back for Christmas this year.
So whether you're missed out on the Sweet Peach palette a few months ago or think about purchasing it when it's back in stock but not sure if you want to spend nearly £40 on it I have a much cheaper alternative for you.

Too Faced Sweet Peach palette vs I Heart Makeup Chocolate And Peaches palette
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Monday, 21 November 2016

New lip products from Zoeva

Zoeva is one of my favourite brands when it comes to eyeshadows and makeup brushes and I was also impressed by some other makeup products I've tried from them but always thought they should expand their range. So when I saw they released three new lines of lip products I was all over them. I tried to be sensible and decided to get one of each to try the formulas before spending too much money at once.
Zoeva released new Luxe Matte Lipsticks, Pure Velour Lips and Pure Lacquer Lips lines, I picked a shade from each range, tested it out fully and want to share with you my thoughts on them.

New lip products from Zoeva
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Friday, 18 November 2016

Makeup tutorial: yellows on the eyes, eye look created with Zoeva Blanc Fusion palette

Last week I shared with you my review of the two new Zoeva palettes: Blanc Fusion and Caramel Melange which are both beautiful and pleasure to work with. But one shade, in particular, has caught mine attention, the bright yellow gold, from Blanc Fusion palette, which is very unique and different form anything I have in my extensive eyeshadow collection. So I decided to create a look with it and I think I managed to come up with something quite wearable :) And I really liked it!
The eyes would look beautiful with nude lips, or even red lipstick would complement them really nicely making it a very glamorous look. But I paired them with deep dusty rose and I loved the combination.
Without further ado let's get to the tutorial.

eye look created with Zoeva Blanc Fusion palette
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Monday, 14 November 2016

Skincare and body care products I've used up lately

Happy Monday guys! Let's hope this week will fly as quick as the weekend did :)
Not long ago I shared with you makeup products I've used up lately and it's now time to let you know which skincare and body care ones I managed to finish. Were they good enough to make me want to repurchase them? Let's find out!

Skincare and body care products I've used up lately
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Friday, 11 November 2016

Zoeva Blanc Fusion and Caramel Melange palettes, review, swatches and comparison with Cocoa Blend and Naturally Yours palettes

It's been a long while since I bought a pre-made eyeshadow palette, in fact the last palette that I got myself and reviewed on the blog was the Too Faced Sweet Peach palette, back in April. That's a bit shocking considering how much I love eyeshadow palettes and how obsessed I was with buying new ones until a few months ago. But I reached a point when I know I have enough makeup to last me a lifetime and I actually want to enjoy and use up what I have instead of constantly adding new products to my collection. It doesn't mean I don't buy makeup anymore I'm just more selective.
Zoeva is one of my favourite brands when it comes to eyeshadows, affordable yet great quality and I have many of their palettes, so as soon as I saw they're releasing two new ones I knew I will add them to my collection.

Zoeva Blanc Fusion and Caramel Melange palettes
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Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Blog sale - update: all items sold.

Update: I have added a few new products to my blog sale so I though it would be a good idea to re-publish the post so it will be easily seen on Bloglovin should you wish to check it out :)

Recently I did a good de-cluttering session of my makeup collection, gave away some products to my family and friends and threw away those that were quite old or I really disliked them. Now I feel like I have more control over everything and I will actually be using all the products more frequently.
But there were still some items which I like but don't use often enough to justify keeping them in my stash so I thought I would do a good old blog sale.
There are mostly eyeshadow palettes, not surprise here if you've been following me for some time, LOL!, but also a few other products.
Everything has been lightly used, unless stated otherwise, and most of the products don't have the outer packaging but they all have been kept in good conditions and cleaned and sanitized with antibacterial makeup spray prior this blog sale.

Blog sale
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Monday, 7 November 2016

Being a mask-a-holic, trying out Peter Thomas Roth face masks

I don't know about you but I love face masks. I think they complement consistent skincare routine perfectly, allowing us to have a pamper/facial sessions at home. I use face masks 2, 3 times a week, usually doing double or triple masking which means that I usually follow exfoliating mask with a cleansing/detoxifying one and finish off with a hydrating one.
I had wanted to try some face masks from Peter Thomas Roth, especially the Pumpkin Enzyme one, for a while but just didn't get around to it until I saw this 6-piece Mask Kit on BeautyBay containing 6 different face masks in travel sizes which is just perfect to try them all out before deciding which one is worth investing money in full size.
I've used now all the face masks at least twice and while I'm not able to tell you anything about long term benefits I certainly can share with you my first impressions and thoughts on these masks.

Peter Thomas Roth face masks
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Friday, 4 November 2016

Makeup tutorial: green & burgundy, feat. Makeup Geek eyeshadows

As I mentioned in my recent favourites post I've been really enjoying using my Makeup Geek eyeshadows, I have so many beautiful warm, autumnal shades that I feel inspired every time I look at my custom palette. Today I want to share with you makeup look I posted a picture of a couple of weeks ago an on my Instagram and many of you liked it (thank you!) so I thought I'll let you know how I created it. The main inspiration for the look was Makeup Geek eyeshadow Ritzy which is a deep green duo-chrome with red-ish base and golden reflects. It's absolutely stunning and pairs beautifully with Bitten, burgundy shade. I complemented the eyes with deep red lipstick but it would look equally good with brown-ish nude.

green & burgundy eye look and burgundy lips
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Monday, 31 October 2016

October beauty favourites

Happy Halloween, guys! I can't believe we're saying 'goodbye' to October already! And in no time we'll be all feeling pretty festive and getting ready for the exciting part of the year which is Christmas.
Today I want to talk to you about a few products that I've been almost obsessed with in the last few weeks and, strangely, it's all makeup although I've been very much into skincare lately. But I have some skincare posts planned for later so let's focus on the makeup this time.

October beauty favourites
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Friday, 28 October 2016

PMD Personal Microderm, review and before & after photos

Anything that promises to make my skin look smoother, cleaner, brighter and more youthful looking will get my full attention. So when I was offered to test the PMD Personal Microderm* I agreed in no time, especially as I read many positive reviews on blogs that I follow and trust the bloggers behind.
The Personal Microderm is a revolutionary at-home skincare device that provides the same great results as professional, in-salon microdermabrasion treatments. By combining the power of exfoliation with a unique vacuum suction, the Personal Microderm works to remove the dead, dull skin cell barrier, increase blood flow and stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin.

PMD Personal Microderm
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Monday, 24 October 2016

10 fantastic makeup products under £10

As much as I love and treasure my high end makeup products I also really enjoy drugstore ones. I'm not a makeup snob by any means and try lots of affordable products which often rival their much more expensive alternatives. And today I want to share with you 10 great makeup items which cost £10, or under, each and are good not only for the price but are genuinely fantastic products which in some cases out-perform much more expensive offerings.

10 fantastic makeup products under £10
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Friday, 21 October 2016

'Wear It Pink': Breast Cancer Awareness Month, collaboration post

As many of you probably know October is a Breast Cancer Awareness Month and today I'm coming to you with a very exciting post which is a collaboration with 3 lovely ladies, Pam (Pam Scalfi), Shireen (Reflection Of Sanity), and Honia (Lovely Attitude, xoxo) in order to raise awareness amongst women while having fun wearing pink. Me and Shireen will share with you some pink makeup looks and Pam and Honia will show us some pretty pink outfits.
Breast cancer affects hundreds of thousands of women every year, many of whom dies because of it, yet it's one of the cancers that can be usually curable when detected very early. So today I want to remind every single one of you of the importance of breast self examination. Let's take control and responsibility of our own health, ladies!

Pink makeup look using Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bon palette

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Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Bodymonth - new body care subscription beauty box

Beauty market in UK is saturated with subscription beauty boxes, you can choose between those that surprise you with different samples every month or those that let you pick the ones you want from a selection. So when I was contacted by Kingsley Okafor, Bodymonth founder, with the question if I'm interested in trying their beauty box I was a bit hesitant as I'm, in general, not such a big fan of subscription boxes. But seeing as it's a box focused on body care, your daily essentials, promising full size products I decided it was worth a shot as it seemed different to what already is on the market.

Bodymonth - body care subscription beauty box

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Monday, 17 October 2016

Recent makeup and perfume 'empties'

Not long ago I shared with you skincare products I finished and today it's time for some makeup 'empties'. Using up a makeup product while being a beauty junkie like I am it's quite an accomplishment so I'm happy to see a few of them in front of me. But, believe me, it took me a while to collect them all.

Recent makeup and perfume 'empties'

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Friday, 14 October 2016

Easy Halloween makeup tutorial: black swan

With Halloween just around the corner I thought I will share with you an idea for a quick and easy makeup look perfect for a Halloween party. I never was into getting dressed up for that occasion but since my boys are big enough to understand and enjoy that time of year (they can't wait to put their costumes on and go 'treat or tricking') I started anticipating in it more.
But as much as I admire fantastic Halloween costumes and makeup of other talented people I want something super easy and not complicated. And even better if I don't need to spend any extra money on it and use what I already have.
Last year I created a super easy vampire look and this year I decided to play the black swan.

Halloween makeup tutorial: black swan
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Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Introducing new makeup products from Maison Jacynthe and Bourjois

Isn't trying out new products super exciting? There might be some gems which becomes my favourites or maybe they'll be some things totally unsuitable for me but the moment of trying something for the first time is definitely fun. I've been recently sent some natural makeup products by Canadian brand Maison Jacynthe and also got couple of new things from Bourjois so after playing with them for a few days I thought I would share with you my thoughts on them.

new makeup products from Maison Jacynthe and Bourjois
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Monday, 10 October 2016

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit - Surreal Light palette, first impressions, swatches and comparison to Ambient Lighting Edit palette

Ever since I saw the first sneak peeks of the new Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit - Surreal Light palette being released for Holidays 2016 I knew I'll need to have it. I've been totally in love with the last year's edition, Ambient Lighting Edit, and I use it very often. It's one of my most luxurious and treasured piece of makeup but also one that is worth every single penny I paid for. Not only because all the powders are amazing quality but also because I get so much use out of it. £69 for a little palette is a lot of money though so I didn't jump straight to ordering it the moment it was released in UK and thought I would ask for it for Christmas if it's still available at that time. But when Space NK had an offer of £15 off when you spend £60 I knew it was now or maybe never to get the palette. So off it went to my basket, I also used £5 from my NDulge points so the palette cost me £20 less the original price which was pretty good, almost a bargain, LOL!

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit - Surreal Light palette
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Friday, 7 October 2016

Makeup tutorial: soft romantic eyes using Sleek 'Goodnight Sweetheart' palette

If you read my recent post on some new makeup I've been trialling then you know I've been sent the new Sleek 'Goodnight Sweetheart' palette which was such a lovely surprise, especially as I was eyeing up that palette since I saw it being released but have been trying to be sensible with my beauty purchases. So as soon as I opened the package I couldn't wait to create some looks with it.
And today I want to share with you this soft, romantic eye look which is super easy to re-create and perfect for many occasions. You can make it easily a daytime look by skipping the false lashes or glam it up a bit by pairing it with a statement lipstick, deep berry would look super pretty.
 
soft romantic eyes using Sleek Goodnight Sweetheart palette
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Wednesday, 5 October 2016

New makeup products on trial, Dry Eye Concealer, Sleek Goodnight Sweetheart palette and more

I haven't been shopping a lot lately but I still managed to get a few new products to try and I also have been sent some, so I thought I would do a little round up of all the new makeup I've been trialling in recent weeks. There are quite a few things to go through so without further ado let's get to talking about them.

makeup haul
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Monday, 3 October 2016

The berry edit: my favourite lipsticks, blushes and nail polishes

I've shared with you already my favourite lipsticks and blushes in mauve shades, lip products in pretty earthy tones and, seeing as Autumn has arrived, it's time for the berry edit. There's no other shade in makeup which makes me think of this time of year as much as berry colour and it's one that I wear only during those colder months of the year. Not because there are rules in makeup I try to follow but, simply, because it makes me think of all the beautiful, rich colours of this season.
I have picked some of my favourite berry lipsticks, blushes and have thrown in a few nail polishes so without further ado let's get to them.

The berry edit: my favourite lipsticks, blushes and nail polishes
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Friday, 30 September 2016

Makeup tutorial: deep purple smokey eyes and mauve lips

If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen that I recently got some more Colourpop products, once you start trying out their lip products or eyeshadows it's hard to stop buying more, LOL! As soon as I swatched my new eyeshadow in shade Bae (seriously, is that even a word? I had to Google the meaning of it after hearing it everywhere a while back, haha!) I knew I had to create dark smokey eye look. Bae is a gorgeous aubergine shade with purple and blue sparkling flecks, it looks so dimensional that you don't need much else to have a gorgeous eye makeup in a few minutes.
I paired the eyes with mauve lips, another new Colourpop addition to my lipstick collection, but it would look as pretty with a nude shade.

deep purple smokey eyes and mauve lips
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Wednesday, 28 September 2016

September beauty favourites

Not every month I write a favourites post, simply because not every month I have new makeup or skincare loves but in the last few weeks I've been rather obsessed with some new additions to my beauty stash but also very much loving some older stuff so here I am today with September favourites :)

Beauty favourites
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Monday, 26 September 2016

Skincare "empties", products I've used up lately

It's been a while since I wrote an 'empties' post but seeing as my little basket for empty containers is starting to overflow I've decided to share with you my thoughts on the products that I managed to finished up in the last few months. There were so many things that I split them for two posts and today will be sharing with you only skincare products. I usually never keep empty packages of body lotions, lip balms, hand creams or everyday hygienic products like shower gels etc. as they seem a bit boring to talk about but rest assured I do use them regularly, LOL!

Skincare products I've finished up
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Friday, 23 September 2016

Makeup tutorial: metallic eye liner & metallic lips

If you read my recent post on metallic lipsticks you know that I've been playing with them and, to my surprise, I actually enjoy wearing them. Granted, they're not my everyday lipstick choice but they're fun and make a statement. Today I'm sharing with you makeup look I created using one of my metallic liquid lipsticks not only for my lips but also for the eyes. It happened to be excellent as an eye liner :)
If you need some inspiration on what eye makeup to pair with your metallic lips then I hope you'll enjoy this makeup tutorial!

Makeup tutorial: metallic eye liner & metallic lips
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Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Affordable stylish earrings from Happiness Boutique

I might not be the most fashionable person but even I know that great accessories can make a whole outfit look much better and even though on everyday basis you'll see me wearing only my wedding ring I like to make more effort on weekends or when going out. I've always loved wearing beautiful earrings so when I was offered to try something from Happiness Boutique collection I jumped straight to their earrings selection.
Happiness Boutique is a Berlin based jewellery brand, available online, with wide collection of earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings and more. All made of high quality materials, lead and nickel safe.
I've seen many of my favourite bloggers reviewing and loving their products so I was very excited to pick my pieces.

Happiness Boutique earrings
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Monday, 19 September 2016

Metallic lips trend: Yay or Nay?

Isn't it fascinating how the trends in beauty world are changing? One year we absolutely adore wearing one thing, the next one we're embracing something else we never thought we would.
Over the last few years beauty enthusiasts became madly in love with matte lipsticks, every well respected brand brought them out within their ranges and when I finally jumped on the bandwagon and started enjoying them (always a bit late to the party, LOL!) it seems like the world is already getting crazy about metallic lips.
So this time I decided to attend the party while it's still fresh and hot and bought a few metallic lipsticks to try out the new trend.
And today I want to share with you my thoughts on them and if I'm sold on the new lip fashion.

metallic lipsticks
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Friday, 16 September 2016

Makeup tutorial: soft mauve eye look feat. Morphe Brushes 35T palette + mauve lips

On Monday I shared with you my favourite mauve lipsticks and blushes which are just perfect for Autumn, in my opinion, and today I want to show you how to create a soft mauve makeup look with the shade on the eyes, cheeks and lips. For my eye makeup I used Morphe Brushes 35T palette which has a wide selection of beautiful, not only taupe, but also mauve and purples tones.

soft mauve eye look feat. Morphe Brushes 35T palette
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Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Urban Decay All Nighter Liquid Foundation - review with before & after photos

Every makeup enthusiast agree that having flawless looking base should be the first step to a great makeup, so unless you were blessed with a perfect skin, chances are you've been on a quest for that ONE foundation that ticks all the boxes for you. I know I have!
My skin used to be quite oily but not anymore, it's been lately a combination of oily T-Zone, normal cheeks and some dry patches which I've no idea why they're here. My skin also gets dehydrated quite often.
Although I've tried many foundation, some of them really nice, I'm yet to find one that I would be 100% happy with. I have a list of foundations I want to try as long as my arm, and I'm slowly but surely going through it, but every now and then a new release pops out and catch my attention immediately.

Urban Decay All Nighter Liquid Foundation
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Monday, 12 September 2016

The mauve edit: my favourite lipsticks and blushes

Mauve is a shade I adore in makeup, especially in lipsticks and blushes, not quite neutral but not bold either, somewhere between, perfect for day time but also beautiful paired with smokey eyes at night. I usually let all the mauve lipsticks and blushes rest during Spring and Summer but when the weather starts changing I happily bring them back as they're one of my favourites to wear during colder months.
Last week I shared with you lipsticks that will nicely transition my makeup from Summer to Autumn and today let's focus on those pretty mauve shades.

Mauve lipsticks and blushes for Autumn
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Friday, 9 September 2016

Makeup tutorial: simple makeup look for beginning of Autumn

As we're slowly but surely approaching Autumn I've decided to start sharing with you some Autumn/Fall makeup looks and we're kicking off today with a super simple, yet very pretty, look that it's perfect for the beginning of Autumn. Still warm and golden but with a hint of Autumnal shades. The eye look is super simple, requires only three eyeshadows but because of the duo-chrome nature of one of them (Karma) it looks much more complex.
Without further ado let's get to the tutorial.

Fall makeup look
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Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Dr Botanicals Moroccan Rose Superfood Facial Oil - review

Facial oils have been part of my daily skincare routine for more then a year now and I'm really enjoying using them. They replaced my night time moisturisers as I find them more effective at what they do and perfect to use at night without worrying if they will affect the oiliness of my skin during the day and application of my makeup.
So when I was kindly sent the Moroccan Rose Superfood Facial Oil from Dr Botanicals I eagerly added it to my skincare routine. I've been using it every day for the last month or so and today I want to share with you my thoughts on it.

Dr Botanicals Moroccan Rose Superfood Facial Oil
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Monday, 5 September 2016

My favourite Summer to Autumn transitional lipsticks

As much as I don't want Summer to go away for the year the truth is that it's already September, today is the first day of new school year in UK and Autumn is just around the corner. So, although with heavy heart, I'm putting away my Summer clothes and makeup and I'm bringing back sweaters, boots and all the Autumnal shades of my lipsticks, eyeshadows, blushes and nail polishes that I am actually getting excited about. After a few months of wearing bright pinks and corals on my lips it will be quite refreshing to reach for different shades.
Today I want to share with you a few of my lipsticks which I like to call 'Summer to Autumn shades', they are those that I like to enjoy fully before jumping to all my deep berries and wine reds when Autumn and Winter are in full swing. These are the rich earthy tones of brown, terracotta and plummy pinks.

Summer to Autumn transitional lipsticks
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Friday, 2 September 2016

Makeup makeover: daytime glam for mature skin

I hadn't done makeup makeovers in ages so when my mum was visiting us last week and we had plenty of time to ourselves I thought it was the perfect opportunity to play makeup and share the results with you, guys. As much as I love applying makeup on myself I also get very excited when I get the chance to do it on someone else. A bit of makeup can make a massive change to women's
confidence and seeing my mum looking and feeling fabulous was a fantastic feeling. I even encouraged her to start wearing a bit more makeup on everyday basis and she left with a makeup bag full of different products, haha!


Makeup makeover for mature skin
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Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Seventeen Mega Matte Lipsticks - best drugstore matte formula?

First of all, welcome back!
The two weeks of my blogging break have gone way too quickly but certainly left me more relaxed and re-energised. I spent lovely time with my mum, my boys got spoiled even more and we all enjoyed the last days of Summer holidays.

I also gave my blog a bit of a facelift and changed the template, it's nothing dramatically different but it's a fresh look and get me just that bit more excited about blogging.

And as promised, I'm back today with a new post.

Lipsticks are quickly becoming one of my favourite makeup item, although eyeshadows are still keeping the first place, and trying new formulas is always exciting for me. Even though matte lipsticks have been ruling the lipsticks world for some time now I feel like there weren't that many great ones in the drugstore. Not anymore!
Enter Seventeen Mega Matte Lipsticks (£4.49)* which were recently launched and I was kindly sent a few shades from the range.

Seventeen Mega Matte Lipsticks
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Wednesday, 17 August 2016

An update

In case you missed my last post I just wanted to update you that I am taking two weeks off from blogging. Sadly I am not going anywhere exotic but I will have my mum over and just want to spend the rest of Summer holidays without worrying about the blog and my presence online. 
We're planning to have a few days away so keep an eye on my Instagram for some InstaStories :)  
And I surely will still check your blogs!


That's it from me right now. I will talk to you again on the 31st August!

Dagmara

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Monday, 15 August 2016

Eggshell membrane as best anti-aging ingredient? Perricone MD OVM Day Treatment - review

Have you ever thought of using skincare with chicken eggshell as one of the ingredient?
Yeah, me neither.
Until I got the chance to try the Perricone MD OVM Day Treatment* which is scientifically formulated with Eggshell Membrane, harnessed from a non-fertilized eggs, which is rich in nutrients, proteins and peptides ideal for skin rejuvenation.
Perricone MD is a brand I've heard about in the past but never got the chance to try anything from, so I was very excited when they got in touch with me and kindly offered to send a product from their range for me to try. I'm in no obligation to talk about it on my blog but I wanted to, as it's such a different product from I've tried before and I just love the science and theory behind it.

 Perricone MD OVM Day Treatment
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Friday, 12 August 2016

Makeup tutorial: wedding guest/bridal makeup look

Wedding season is in full swing and you might be attending one soon or maybe you're even a bride to be (congratulations to you then!) and I'm sure you're wondering what makeup to wear on that day.
Whether you're wedding guest or bride you want your makeup to enhance your beautiful features, be long lasting and look good in photos. There's no rules in makeup, you wear what you like and what makes you feel comfortable. But one thing I can advice is to go for more classic, timeless look as it will always look beautiful.
I know that nowadays people usually have their wedding makeup done professionally by a makeup artist but if you prefer to do your own makeup or you're attending a wedding and want to get some tips and inspiration for a look then keep on reading :)

wedding guest/bridal makeup look
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Wednesday, 10 August 2016

The Summer lovin' tag

With Summer in full swing, although it could be a bit warmer here in UK but as long as it doesn't rain I won't be complaining, I thought it was the perfect time to do the 'Summer lovin' tag which I was invited to join by my lovely blogging friends Sal and Dorota. I love Summer and everything that comes with the warmer weather and longer days so I really enjoyed answering the questions.
So without further ado let's get to the tag :)

Summer favourites
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Monday, 8 August 2016

Recent beauty haul

I've been trying to be more sensible with my money and not spending lots on beauty but it doesn't mean I don't treat myself to a few things every now and then. I'm a beauty blogger and beauty enthusiast/junkie at the end! So today I want to share with you what I bought recently and my first impressions on these products.

Makeup and skincare haul
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Friday, 5 August 2016

My tips on applying false lashes

Instead of my usual Friday makeup tutorial post I've decided to share with you today my tips on how to apply false lashes so they look good and feel comfortable on the eyes. I'm not expert by any means but I've been using false lashes for a while now, I'm not longer terrified by them and I can easily wear them for a special event without worrying about them. So after a few people asked me for tips on how to apply false lashes I thought I will share with you what I've learnt on the topic.
If, like me, you haven't been blessed with long, thick lashes but want to add a bit more drama to your eyes for a special occasion then false lashes is a way to go.
If you want to know how do I apply false lashes keep on reading :)

tips on applying false lashes
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Wednesday, 3 August 2016

'Create your own eyeshadow palette' tag, my perfect everyday Makeup Geek eyeshadow palette

It's well documented on my blog that I'm an eyeshadow palettes enthusiast/junkie, so when I saw on Katina's blog 'Create your own eyeshadow palette' tag I knew I want to do it myself as well. The idea behind the tag is to 'create' your own 12 eyeshadow palette consisted of existing single or 'in palettes' eyeshadows.
Last weekend I sat down surrounded by all my 40+ palettes ready to choose my 12 the most favourite eyeshadows amongst them. I knew it would be rather difficult but I didn't expect it to be impossible, haha!

my perfect everyday Makeup Geek custom made eyeshadow palette
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