Monday, 27 February 2017

New lipsticks from L'Oreal

You know those impulse purchases when you have a few minutes before meeting/appointment and you find yourself in a shop wandering around aisles, killing the time, and then something catches your eye and, boom, you're leaving with some new makeup/bag/clothes? :)
That was me a week ago. I didn't have any intention of buying new lipsticks but then I noticed some new releases from L'Oreal and I was sold. But it's not all bad because 2 of the three I bought have quickly become my favourites. So let me tell you about them :)

L'oreal Color Riche Matte Addiction 640, Infallible Lip Paint Matte Hollywood Beige, Infallible Mega Gloss Disco Ball

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Oskia Renaissance Mask - the one face mask that does it all?

Oskia is a luxurious skincare brand which I had wanted to explore for a while but apart from the Renaissance Cleansing Gel which I got last year, and really enjoyed using, I didn't get the chance to try anything else, purely because their products are not exactly wallet friendly. So when I saw that You Beauty box was having a deluxe sample of the Oskia Renaissance Mask in their February box I re-subscribed immediately not to miss the chance of trying the super hyped up face mask for a mere £6 (the cost of the monthly subscription box). Luckily, Latest in Beauty box is also having currently this mask in their offer (check my post) so I stocked up on it.
My dear blogging friend Siobhan (Beautylymin) adores this face mask so I was even more excited to try it and to see if I will love it.

Oskia Renaissance Mask

Monday, 20 February 2017

Latest in Beauty, best subsription box on the market?

When I first started blogging almost three years ago (when did the time go??) and discovered subscription beauty boxes I was all over them. It was very exciting to be able to try and discover different products every month for a low price. But after a while I was left with a drawer full of samples of products that I was not interested in using. So I cancelled most of my subscriptions.
I still dabbled on and off with You Beauty and Love Me Beauty boxes because they let you pick your samples from their monthly selection but more often then not I wasn't excited about the products available. Then enter the Latest in Beauty box, available as a one off purchase or monthly subscription where you can decide how many products you want (3, 6 or 9) and what they will be from a selection of over 200 different samples, travel and full sizes products. Amazing!

Latest in Beauty subcription box

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Getting the perfect base with Bourjois?

I remember really enjoying the Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation a few years back and I had been tempted to try it again now that my skin has changed a lot, so when I saw the brand released improved formula of the old foundation I didn't hesitate to buy it. I decided to get the new matching concealer and also, finally, after debating for what seems like months, the Happy Light Matte Serum Primer which is not new to the market but I never got around to try it.
I've been testing all products for a few weeks and I'm ready to share my thoughts on them.
So, can you achieve the perfect base with Bourjois products?

Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation, Healthy Mix concealer, Bourjois Happy Light Matte Primer

Monday, 13 February 2017

Sharing the blogging love

With Valentine's Day just around the corner I thought I will sprinkle a bit of love into the air with sharing some of my favourite blogs and Instagram accounts.
Blogging community is getting increasingly competitive with more and more bloggers turning their hobby into paid jobs so I think now it's even more important to support your favourite blogs/bloggers by spreading the word about them.


Thursday, 9 February 2017

1 palette - 3 eye looks, Zoeva Caramel Melange

Although I'm not a qualified makeup artist and I have lots to learn, I absolutely enjoy creating makeup looks and sharing them with you guys. I've been doing makeup look posts on my blog for a long time and I'm not planning to stop them even though I had to reduce their frequency as it takes a long time to prepare them and I seem to be having less and less free time nowadays.
Anyway I'm here today with new series on my blog, 1 palette - 3 eye looks, starting with the beautiful Zoeva Caramel Melange palette (review).
I think it's quite common, and it happens to me all the time, that we buy an eyeshadow palette, plan to get creative with our looks and then stick to the same one over and over again using only a handful of shades. So to encourage you to play more with your palettes and inspire you to create new looks I want to share with you 3 different eye looks I've done using Caramel Melange palette which I'm obsessed with lately.
1 palette - 3 eye looks, Zoeva Caramel Melange

Monday, 6 February 2017

My collection of Zoeva eyeshadow palettes with swatches, including the new Matte palette

I have documented my love for Zoeva eyeshadows very well on this blog with numerous reviews of their palettes. I've been also enjoying other products from the brand and genuinely think they bring out great quality makeup and makeup brushes at reasonable prices.
Since adding their latest Matte palette to my collection I thought it would be  a good idea to put together post showing you all of their smaller palettes (10-pans, I don't have the Spectrum, 15pans palettes) with swatches so it might be helpful for those of you who want to try Zoeva eyeshadows but don't know where to start.

Zoeva eyeshadow palettes

Thursday, 2 February 2017

My bedside table essentials

We all have little bedtime routines, things we do, products we use, just right before dozing off. I always found interesting and fun to see what other people tend to keep close to their beds and what help them feel calm and relaxed. So today I am sharing with you my bedside table essentials.
I usually fall asleep between 11-11.30 PM, I stay up until this time because after I put my kids to bed that's my time to relax or, mostly, work on my blog. I always take my shower and do my skincare routine much earlier so when 11PM rolls around I just go to bed but almost never fall asleep straight away, I usually like to do a few of my beauty rituals first.

bedside table essentials
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