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Hey guys,

Remember I promised you, I’d do a review on my Prime Time Oil Control primer from BareMinerals? Finally, I am ready to do it. I’ve had it for at least 1 month now, I think.

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I would like to start with the packaging. Some people might think it’s boring, but for me, this kind of packaging ( simple and ‘serious’) is an indicator of a good product. I mean, we all love cute little boxes and bottles, but this is the case when you expect alot from a product, that looks very… mmm ‘professional’, I’d say.

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This is the first product from BareMinerals, I’ve owned, and I’ve been pretty excited about using it. I tried it with different fondations. It didn’t break me out, but it definitely didn’t make my oily skin look matte. It’s VERY moisturising!!!!! The bottle should have said ‘super moisturising for dry skin’ instead of ‘oil control’. And for around 20 GBP I am pretty upset with the product.

Honestly, my foundation looks more fresh without this primer.

If you have combination skin, it might work for you, but for those with oily skin (like mine), don’t waste your money. Instead, I suggest getting Urban Decay’s De Slick Setting Spray. I got their XL version of this product for $20 and I am happy with it. Works great with Maybelline 24H foundation and Rimmel’s Stay Matte foundation.

What is your favourite primer or foundation?

Hugs&kisses

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Hi guys,

I am sooooo excited!!!! Not only I finally got my hands on my last photoshoot, but I am also going to announce the winner of the makeup giveaway I am holding ๐Ÿ™‚

For those of you guys, who hasn’t won, please don’t be upset coz I am going to hold more makeup giveaways in the future!

The winner has been randomly chosen by me. So congrats for

bobbibrown_medika69ย ย ย ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

Bobbibrown_medika69, just contact me and tell me your adress and I will send the package to you ASAP

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Love u guys!!!

Hello everyone,

First of all I wanted to remind you guys that the giveaway is closing up on January 25th, so hurry if you want to enter. You still have a chance to win!!! The rules are easy – follow me on Instagram, follow, comment and like this blog.

So the winner is going to get some of my all-time favourite beauty products:

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The winner gets bronzer, blush, mascara, lipstick in peachy-pink color, brow gel – all from Vivienne Sabo, which is an amazing French makeup brand. Also eyeshadow and highlighter/eyeshadow from Sephora and Rimmel’s Kate lipstick in nude color.

On weekend I am going to announce the lucky winner. And the giveaway is international btw

Also I wanted to mention, that one of the reasons I haven’t posted for a while is because I’ve been pretty busy with my photoshoot. I was not only a model, but I also did my hair and makeup, which I am super excited about:)

So yesterday the photographer contacted me saying the first photo was ready!

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I was a bit nervous because it was my first real photoshoot, but it all turned out to be so much fun!!!

The makeup I used: Rimmel’s Stay Matte foundation, Maybelline Affinitone concealer, Rimmel Stay Matte Powder, for my brows I used color ‘Tease’ from Urban Decay’s Naked2 palette, Vivienne Sabo’s Coup De Genie Eyebrow pencil in 001 to create a perfect arch and Fixateur Eyebrow gel also from Vivienne Sabo.

For my eyes I used: ‘Bootycall’ from Naked2 palette on my brow bone and in the inner corner of my eyes, as well as a little bit of ‘Verve’. On my lids I put ‘YDK’ and ‘Snakebite’. I usually use more of ‘Half Baked’ and ‘Chopper’, but this time I wanted a more drammatic look, so I used darker shades. For my outer corner of the eye I used ‘Busted’, which is a gorgeous shimmery dark brown color. For my crease I used a beautiful burgundy-ish color (if you can say that, it’s a shimmery mixture of burgundy, purple and brown) from Vivienne Sabo’s eyeshadow quad in 66. Instead of an eyeliner I used ‘Blackout’ from Naked2.

On my lower lash line I applied Maybelline’s Master Smoky shadow-pencil in ‘Smoky Chocolate’ and a little bit of ‘Busted’ on top of that. For my waterline I used a cheap 1$ white pencil, you can basically use any one you like, mine is from Golden Rose. I don’t use white pencils too much, but because I didn’t manage to get a good sleep before the photoshoot, I had to apply it. As for the mascara, I used, ‘Diva’s Lashes’ from Pupa.

Next step – bronzer. I used ‘Voyage en Provance’ from Vivienne Sabo (the same one I got for the giveaway). It’s not too shimmery, not orange at all. It makes my skin really soft and smells amazing. Then goes blush, mine also from Vivienne Sabo ‘Teinte Delicate’ in 12 (the winner gets one too).

Also a highlighter for the inner corners of my eyes, cupid’s bow and cheek bones. I used ‘Mineralize Skinfinish’ in soft and gentle from Mac. And to set my makeup I used Urban Decay’s De Slick setting spray because my skin is oily. But if you have dry to normal skin, you probably can skip that part.

Okay, for my lips I used a cheap nude pink pencil from Flormar, my favourite lipstick ever ‘Charme de Vous’ in 112 from Vivienne Sabo (the lucky winner gets it too) and on top of that I used the best lipgloss ever ‘Precious Pink Jewels’ from Sephora. It makes my lipstick last for good 3-4 hours, is not sticky at all! Very lightweight on my lips, smells great and has a perfect applicator.

That’s it for my makeup ๐Ÿ™‚ I know, it might sound complicated, but it isn’t. It took me around 35 minutes to do it.

For my hair I used my curling wand from Babyliss. I love it so much!

On my nails I got ‘Xtreme Wear’ nailpolish in ‘Black Out’ from Sally Hansen.

For my outfit (the part of it you can see on the photo), I am wearing a basic black tee from Zara, black leather jacket from Religion, my earrings are no-name, they are from a local store, my watch is from Paul’s Boutique (love it to death))) and my both bracelets are from Asos.

Hope u guys like it ๐Ÿ™‚

Hugs&kissed

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Hey guys,

It is the time of the year, when you can just stop for a minute and appreciate the value of friends and family, realize how blessed you are to have these amazing people in your life. When you get a gift, it’s not just something material. By giving something this person shows that he/she cares about you. Isn’t that the most wonderful thing in the world, to know that someone loves you and cares for you?)

That is why I’ve been SUPER excited about the gifts this year. When most of your friends are far away from you, it’s important to know they still remember about you, and show them your love too.

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As you can see I got some makeup, which I think is always a great present.

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First of all, this makeup kit. It’s from the amazing Italian makeup brand Pupa. I’ve owned a couple of items by Pupa, and they’ve always been very good quality.

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This particular kit in bronze color (they also have it in black, as far as I know) contains a cute little makeup bag, eyeshadow quad and an eye pencil.

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I am particularly excited about this pencil. It’s shimmery and looks gorgeous on your lower lash line.

The eyeshadow quad is okay. I mean the colors are nice , I just wish Pupa eyeshadows were as pigmented and creamy as my Naked2 palette.

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I also got this lovely bronzing powder/highlighter. It’s from Giordani Gold.

I love the packaging too – it has a little snake on it.

I think, it’s too shimmery to use as a bronzer, but it’s a nice highlighter. It reminds me a lot of Mac’s mineralize skinfinish in ‘soft and gentle’.

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This is how it looks on my skin.

The last thing I got makeup-wise, is this base coat nailpolish:

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It’s called P2ย  Ridgefiller, it’s a German brand. It says ‘Ridgefiller with silk powder for a smooth nail surface’. My friend Katy, who lives in Munich sent it to me, she says it works great for her, so I’m sure I’m gonna love it. I received the package today, so I haven’t used it yet.

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She also got me this ADORABLEย  cup ๐Ÿ™‚ OMG I am so obsessed with it. Thank you, Katy, I love you so much!

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My cousin Medeya sent me a lovely sweater from Mango. I love Mango, it’s basically one of my favourite brands. And this sweater is soft, warm, loose and very very cozy – exactly what you need for chilly winter days. And it’s very versatile too – you can pair it with all sort of boots, jeans, accessories, jewellery, etc. So thank you Medeya, I love you and I love the gifts you give me ๐Ÿ™‚

And finally, I wanted to reming you guys about the giveaway!!!

I got something new for it:

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I loved this Sephora highlighter/eyeshadow so much, that is why I also got it for the lucky winner ๐Ÿ˜‰

If you want to enter this giveaway, just follow me on Instagram, follow, like and comment this blog.

Good luck!)

hugs&kisses

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Hey guys,

Today’s post is 100% dedicated to my obsession with lipsticks ๐Ÿ™‚

I would like to start by saying, that I do prefer moisturizing lippies, over dry ones. Also it’s great when a lip product smells good. I like pretty vibrant colors, and I am definitely not a fan of lipsticks that have chunky glitters.

I did swatches for you guys:

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From left to right:

  • Vivienne Sabo Charme de Vous 107 (available at Watson’s)
  • Vivienne Sabo Charme de Vous 113
  • Rimmel Kate lipstick in 03
  • Vivienne Sabo Rouge Vintage 411
  • Sephora Rouge Shine 02
  • Vivienne Sabo Charme de Vous 112
  • Barry M 100
  • Vivienne Sabo Charme de Vous 101

All of these lippies are amazing quality and nice colors, but if I had to chose one, I would pick Vivienne Sabo Charme de Vous lipstick in 112. It’s soooo flattering!!! I remember buying it for the first time, I was with my cousin and my bff. We all look very different – different skintones, hair colors, eye colors, face shapes, etc, but we got this lippy in the same color, and it looked stunning on each of us. So yeah, if I had to use one lip product for the rest of my life, I would pick this shade without any hesitation.

Hope you guys enjoyed this post,

Hugs&kisses

And Merry Christmas to everyone!

Hi guys,

Sorry for not posting for a whole week. I can’t say I’ve been super busy or something, it’s just the cold weather is affecting me too much – I haven’t even bought any makeup! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Anyways, I’m back and I would like to tell you about my obsession with everything burgundy. I must admit, just a couple of months ago I thought it was ugly and boring, but everything changed when I got burgundy lipstick from Vivienne Sabo, then I got a lovely nailpolish, which I think is a perfect dark red color.

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I am not a fan of bright red, so burgundy is what I call ‘perfect red’. The nailpolish is in color ‘320 Rapid Ruby’ and the lippy is in color 107. And sorry for the mess on the background ๐Ÿ™‚

I am a tiny bit conscious of going out wearing this dark lipstick, coz I am not used to it. For the last couple of years I’ve been mostly wearing nude, pink or peachy lip products. But I’ve decided to give it a shot, and I am definitely going to wear it during the photoshoot, I am having in January.

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It’s quite a pain in the butt to apply it precisely though. Especially for those, who are not used to bright/dark lipsticks. So I do recommend to use a lip liner. Trust me, it makes the application as easy as it can be.

I told you guys, I haven’t been makeup shopping for a week now, but I recently got this cute mug from Starbucks, which I am absolutely obsessed with.

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Loving my hot green tee ๐Ÿ™‚

Oh, and you guys can see my Sephora clear makeup bag, Sephora lipstick, Vivienne Sabo lip gloss, Urban Decay De Slick setting spray and my favourite Neutrogena lip balm.

I also got something special for my GIVEAWAY, which I’m going to tell you in my next post.

Hugs&kisses

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Hey guys! It’s really cold outside and I am wearing my favourite sweater and sipping hot chocolate ๐Ÿ™‚ Today I’d like to write about my brushes. These are the makeup tools, I use on a daily basis. I don’t think that Malva brushes are well-known, but I absolutely love the quality and price too. They are very soft!

Ok, so let’s start with my face brushes

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From left to right:

  • Powder brush is perfect for applying pressed powder, makes my makeup last so much longer. It’s a must-have for anyone with oily/combination skin
  • Stipple brush is used mainly to apply my mineralize skinfinish by MAC. Great for any highlighter/bronzer
  • Complexion brush is my favourite. It’s the softest brush I’ve ever owned. I use it to apply bronzer, but it’s really multifunctional – you can also use it to apply powder and blush
  • Angled Foundation brush is amazing. It makes my foundation look so natural and flawless
  • Blush brush is very soft, too. I haven’t tried many blush brushes, but this one is very good.

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My eye makeup brushes

From left to right:

  • Salon 816 brush is used for highligting the inner corners of my eyes. But you can use basically any small brush
  • Small Smudge brush is perfect for applying eyeshadow to the lower lash line. You can also use it for highlighting
  • Angled Contour brush is my favourite eye brush. It’s so precise! I use it for outter ‘V’. It can also be used for crease, but I have other brushes for that purposes
  • Eyeshadow ‘C’ brush is great for padding eyeshadow on your lids. I got two of these brushes
  • Naked2 brush has turned out not as good as I expected. The palette is pretty pricey, and the brush just ‘screams’ synthetic. I mean I’m okay with the fact, that it’s synthetic, but I wish it was better quality. Anyway it works fine for smudging out your crease
  • Contour brush is an amazing crease brush. Love it
  • Small Angled brush can be used to apply eyeliner, but I use it to fill in my brows. I start by using my eyebrow pencil to bring more definition, and then to make my brows look more natural I apply color ‘Tease’ from Naked2 palette with this little brush
  • Salon 530 brush is used for my eyeliner
  • Julia 819 is the cheapest brush, but it’s very convinient if you want to fix the shape of your brows or lashes.

That’s pretty much it. I’ve been thinking of including brushes into the giveaway. What do you guys think? What brushes do you want me to buy for the giveaway?

Hugs

P.S. To enter the giveaway, you should follow my blog and my Instagram account, comment and like any of my posts.

I haven’t been posting for a while, but I’ve been really busy lately. Something important and exciting is happening for me in February:) Sorry I can’t tell yet, but I promise it’ll give me a chance to do more interesting posts and giveaways, which is always a good thing, right?)

Ok, look what I bought

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This blush is a perfection! Honestly, the colors are gorgeous, the texture is so nice and makes my skin so soft. And it doesn’t break me out, although many blushes did, so I think this Vivienne Sabo blush is also suitable for sensitive skin. As you might have already guessed, I got this for my giveaway. So make sure you enter! (you need to follow me on instagram, follow, comment and like my blog)

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These are the products I got for the giveaway right now, but I am going to add new items!

My last week has been pretty stressfull with sending documents and stuff, so I needed to buy some nailpolish. You guys know, how much I am obsessed with black nail polish (for 10 years already), so I needed to get a new one. Unfortunately, they didn’t have my favourite Rimmel’s ‘black out’, so I got this stuff:

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I think black nail polish is very versatile and sexy. I love it. But this dark red color is one of my favourites now too. It’s the perfect red for me – not too bright.

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I also got a softening foot cream by Beauty Formulas and a nail polish remover from German drugstore brand Isana. Very satisfied with the quality and the price of these.

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The last product, I’d like to tell you about, is my lipgloss from Vivienne Sabo. I’ve been having it for 2 weeks now, I guess. I was really excited when I saw that VS had a new lipgloss line, so I grabbed this instantly. I am also buying one of these lipglosses for this giveaway.

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It’s the perfect nude color with some subtle shimmer in it, it has non-sticky formula and smells really good.

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The brush is amazing too. Overall I am very satisfied with this lip product. Hope the winner of my giveaway likes it too ๐Ÿ˜‰

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I can’t tell how excited I am for this giveaway. With Christmas and New Year coming, I think it’s the perfect time to share my favourite makeup products with you guys. So this giveaway will include makeup from my all-time favourite brandsย  – Sephora, Vivienne Sabo and Rimmel. I am also going to add more items to the package. The giveaway is international, all you have to do is write a comment, follow my blog and my Instagram page AdileBKK. I am going to announce the winner on January 25th.

So the lucky winner gets:

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My favourite blush, eyeshadow quad and lip gloss by Vivienne Sabo (these are mine, I am going to get brand new for the winner of course)).

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Kate lipstick by Rimmel and eyeshadow from Sephora

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And the best bronzer ever!!!! This stuff is AMAZING! It’s not orange at all, it’s the perfect sandy-bronzy-shimery product, that makes my complexion glow, my skin gets realy soft with it, and oh that smell))

I am also going to a store, I’ve been told a lot for a while. So I am probably getting more stuff for my giveaway.

Hugs&kisses

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First of all, let me just say that this nail polish from Sally Hansen is wicked!!! I’ve been into glittery nail polishes for a while now, but this one is so unique to me.

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Speaking about my purchases, this bag is something I’ve wanted for a while. I have a decent collection of Paul’s Boutique handbags, but this Molly bag is GORGEOUS. It’s exclusive to Asos, so that’s where I got it from. It’s perfect size, made of great quality faux leather and has gold detailing, which I love. But what you notice straight off after laying your eyes on the bag is this crazy charm.

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It looks fabulous without the charm too. I don’t understand why some people say, this London-based brand is tacky. It’s quite edgy and bold, but I am sure there are people, who can pull it off.

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Okay this Master Smoky shadow-pencil from Maybelline is great! It’s cheap but the quality is amazing. I have very sensitive eyes and eyelids, but this one works perfectly for me. I think with my skin and hair color, brown eye pencils look better on me, than black ones, so I got this in color ‘Smoky Chocolate’.

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So this product can be used as a pencial and as an eyeshadow. Just draw a thick line and smudge it out to create an eyeshadow effect.

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U guys probably know, how much I adore Watson’s and their exclusive products. Vivienne Sabo is a makeup brand that u can only purchase at ur local Watson’s, as far as I know. VS is such an amazing brand, that offers stunning products for VERY afforfable prices. I love their lipsticks, blushes, eyeshadows, etc. So the last Sunday when I went to Watson’s I got two eyeliners from Vivienne Sabo in ‘Chocolat’ (I love brown, remember)) and ‘Carbon’ (every girl needs a black eyeliner). And guess what? I got a gorgeous Vivienne Sabo powder as a gift. It’s silky and smells good. It actually reminds me a lot of my Dolce&Gabbana powder, but hey it’s so much more affordable!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Luckily, I was allowed to pick the color, so I got the darkest one, which is pretty light anyway. I mean the bad thing about Vivienne Sabo is that they have really light, even pinky colors in terms of their foundations, concealers and powders. I have no idea how this fact can be explained, maybe it’s becuse the brand is French and French women have mostly fair skin…

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The packaging is sleek and pretty.

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Here come my new booties from one of my favourite UK brands River Island. I got them for half the price and I am pretty happy with them. I love how soft the leather is, the studs and buckles.

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See? Told you there were cuties=)

Speaking about the sad part, i have no idea, where is my previous River Island order. It’s been almost 20 days, since I placed it. I’ve been contacting RI customer care team, but no one is replying, which is upsetting. I hope my jeans have not been lost ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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Do you understand why I am so sad now?)

And look who I’ve seen wearingย  graffity print RI jeggings:

Yeap, it’s British singer Cher Lloyd.

So yeah, I am very upset that my parcel isn’t coming. And when I’m upset I get…

Nutella is the best therapist, everyone knows that)

Let’s just hope I get my jeans soon! fingers crossed:)