Monday, 30 November 2015

Anastasia Beverly Hills 'Self-Made' palette - review and swatches

Another Monday and another eyeshadow palette on my blog, it has become almost a tradition :) I bought quite a few eyeshadow palettes in the last couple of months and you know how passionate I am about eyeshadows, so I just have to share them with you. Today I want to talk about the Anastasia Beverly Hills 'Self-Made' palette (£27) which is the latest addition to her range. It was available in UK through Cult Beauty and Beauty Bay but at the moment is unfortunately out of stock on both sites but you still can get it from ABH website or from Sephora.

Anastasia Beverly Hills 'Self-Made' palette

Friday, 27 November 2015

Makeup through the decades #6: 1970s

Welcome to 1970s! (Check out the 60s, 50s, 40s, 30s, 20s) The decade of flared trousers, hippie style, ABBA, Bee Gees, Diana Ross, Sarah Fawcett and disco! There was lots of diversity in makeup, from very natural hippie look, through glamorous disco style to avant-garde punk. With the average women going for a very natural looking makeup with the emphasis on the eyes. 1970s was a time of lots of political, economical and social changes. With women having their rights established and equalled with men, they felt liberated and powered. Sassy, independent woman was the characteristic trend in 70s.

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

My current favourite foundations, for combination/oily skin.

Finding the right foundation can be a bit challenging and I've been through many bottles, from very affordable ones to quite expensive, some were very good, some not so much but I'm yet to find the 'holy grail' foundation. Although I might be getting closer to that special product. Today I want to share with you my current favourite foundations which I've been using for the last few months and have been very happy with the way they work for me. For reference, my skin is combination, with a bit oilier T-Zone and normal cheeks, during Autumn/Winter it tends to get dehydrated with some dry patches. Although my skin's appearance has improved significantly over the last 6 months or so, I still have some hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone so I like my foundation to have medium-full coverage. I normally struggle with my foundation to look flawless for longer then 6 hours, so the longevity of it is another important aspect for me.

Bourjois Air Mat foundation

Monday, 23 November 2015

Makeup Revolution 'Pink Fizz' palette - review and swatches

Let's start the week with something fun and girly to make our Monday just a bit better! :)
New Makeup Revolution I ♡ Makeup 'Pink Fizz' palette (£7.99)* makes me think of parties, celebrations and nights out with friends. From the cute pink chocolate inspired packaging to the shades inside it screams 'let's have fun, girl' (no? just me then? oh well!). 'Pink Fizz' palette is one of the latest additions to the I ♡ Makeup chocolate palettes range and it was highly anticipated since some sneak peeks on Makeup Revolution Instagram feed a few months ago. As a big fan of their chocolate palettes I was quite excited when this one was kindly sent to me and I started playing it almost straight away (after taking all the blog pictures of course, lol!).

Makeup Revolution 'Pink Fizz' palette

Friday, 20 November 2015

Day and night time makeup look using Urban Decay Vice 4 - collab with iDorottka

Another Friday (yey to Friday!) and another makeup look on my blog. It's a special one today as it's a collaboration with my friend Dorota from iDorottka, whom I met through Instagram and instantly connected with her bubbly personality and obsession with eyeshadow palettes and lipsticks :) We both recently bought the Urban Decay Vice 4 palettes (check my review) and decided to create some looks using it and share them with you. Dorota has created more day appropriate look and I did an evening/Christmas party one because you know, I like bold eye makeup :)


Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Recent empties: skincare

I haven't done an 'empties' post for absolutely ages but thinking that many people like to read about products that were actually finished and thoroughly tested I decided to start this series on my blog again. I've been trying to do Instagram updates on my finished products with the hash tag #instaempties but to be honest I don't really keep up with it. And having finished a good number of skincare which started to clutter my bathroom I wanted to share with you my quick thoughts on them before I toss them into the trash bin.

Empties skincare

Monday, 16 November 2015

Urban Decay Vice 4 palette - review and swatches

Happy Monday all! I'm kicking off the week with one of my favourite things: eyeshadow palette, and not any palette but the much anticipated Urban Decay Vice 4 palette (£43). Ever since falling in love with last year's Vice 3 palette I knew that I will most definitely be adding to my collection any other Vice palette if they will be released in the future. As soon as I saw that Vice 4 was coming I couldn't wait for it to be available in UK so I could get my hands on it. Just like any other Vice palettes, Vice 4 contains 20 colourful shades and while I adore my neutrals and use them most days in my makeup, I also love colourful eyeshadows and play with them very often, so for me this is an exciting kind of palette with different, more unique shades.

Urban Decay Vice 4

Friday, 13 November 2015

Makeup through the decades #5 1960s

Welcome to the 60s! A youth oriented decade with makeup ranging from the au naturel hippie look (late 60s) to the dramatic black and white eyes of mod look (modernist), the London Look. After the elegant phase in 1950s (check my post here) with simple cat eye and red lips, the 60s is the time when the emphasis is on the eyes, especially on lashes, with the rest of the face being kept quite nude. The older women would more likely stay with the familiar makeup of 50s and early 60s but young women who were highly influenced by the fashion, TV shows, magazines and music would go for bold eyes copying the very trendy model Twiggy or actresses Brigitte Bardot, Edie Sedgwick, Sophia Loren or Elisabeth Taylor.
1960s makeup look

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Makeup Revolution does hair care? DGJ Organics products - review

Even though I am a beauty enthusiast, junkie, hoarder or whatever else you want to call the obsession with beauty products, I don't tend to spend lots of money and time on my hair. I just do the very basics, shampoo, conditioner and styling, heat protecting product, once in a while, when I'm feeling very adventurous, I would use a deep conditioning mask. I wash my hair nearly every day, although I've been trying to do it every other day just for the sake of my poor hair, so I go through my shampoos and conditioner with a light speed. I've used most brands that are available in the drugstore and I can tell right after a few washes if the products are good for my hair and scalp. And even though it's been long known that avoiding Parabens and SLS in hair care is beneficial to hair I  have to admit that I don't pay much attention to it. So when I was kindly sent some DGJ Organics shampoo and conditioner from Makeup Revolution I was very curious to see how much better they will be from my regular products.

Makeup Revolution DGJ Organics shampoo

Monday, 9 November 2015

Zoeva 'En Taupe' palette - review and swatches

Zoeva is one of my favourite makeup brands, I love their brushes and I adore their makeup line, especially the eyeshadow palettes. I think their eyeshadows are amazing quality, right next to Urban Decay or Too Faced but definitely more affordable. I have no shame in admitting that I own all Zoeva palettes, and there is not one that disappointed me, so when the brand released their latest En Taupe palette (£15.50) I just had to have it. Apart from being an eyeshadow palettes hoarder I genuinely love taupe shades on my eyes so I was excited to have a palette focused on this colour theme.
Zoeva 'En Taupe' palette

Friday, 6 November 2015

Makeup look #31 Golden Topaz - Daytime Glam

If you've been a follower of my blog for some time you know that I love dramatic makeup, experimenting with different colours, etc. but the truth is that most of the time I do wear pretty neutral looks as they're just easier and quicker to create and more appropriate for my daily activities. Today I want to share with you a makeup look that I have been obsessed with since I got the Stila 'Trust in Love' palette (review) as I can't get over the shade Golden Topaz which is just stunning! This makeup requires more then 10 minutes of your time, so maybe not for those 'I hit the snooze button too many times' mornings but it's still easy and quick to do and perfect to wear during the day or night.

Daytime Glam

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Too Faced 'Melted French Kisses' set

Too Faced is bringing the cutest packaging for their Holidays sets, I know, what's inside matters the most but how can you resist adorable, girlie, Paris themed boxes? Right!? If you haven't checked my review of the Le Grand Chateau you should definitely do it and fall in love with it :)
Today I'm excited to share with you the Melted French Kisses set (£22) which includes 4 deluxe sample sizes of Too Faced Melted Lipsticks. These lip products are not new to the beauty market but are completely new to me. I meant to try the Melted Lipsticks but as Too Faced wasn't readily available in UK I never got around to buy any. So when I saw this set and checked the shades that are included I knew it was the perfect opportunity to give these lipsticks a go.

Too Faced 'Melted French Kisses' set

Monday, 2 November 2015

October beauty favourites

How is November already?? Seriously, the older I get the faster the time passes. But on the positive note, now the Halloween is over it's totally acceptable to think, talk about Christmas and start gift shopping. I've already treated myself to some new Holidays gift sets and I can see myself getting some more even before Santa has the chance to look at my Christmas wish list :) Anyway, today I want to share with you my recent beauty favourites so let's start before I rumble on too much. As a beauty junkie/fanatic I try many new things every month, some I love, others I don't like and there are few that are real stand outs which I would buy all over again. And these are the products I will be talking about in this post.

October beauty favourites
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