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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 🙂 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 🙂

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 P2  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 ADORABLE  cup 🙂 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 🙂

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 😉

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! I know I look like a ghost on this photo, but what can I do I just love Lush’s Ocean Salt scrub so much:) As you have already read  above, this post is going to be all about taking care of my skin and how I keep it matte, clear and blemish-free.

Instead of just taking photos of my favourite products, I’ve decided to make a polyvore set, hope you like it)

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These are the products, that I use on a daily basis for at least a couple of months now, they don’t break me out and don’t cause any allergic reactions (otherwise they won’t be in this post, right?))

  1. My Garnier face wash for sensitive skin is a blessing. It says ‘dry and sensitive skin’, but it’s also perfect for my oily skin. It removes excess oil and dirt without making my skin too dry or itchy. I have tried so many face washes, but this is the best for any skin type. It even saved me from an ugly allergic reaction once. I have this thing with water, and whenever I travel my skin mostly hates local water. So the last time I went to St.Petersburg, my face turned red and had that awful type of pimples, when you have a lot and they are tiny. Ewww:( My skin reminded me of skin of a hippo. Honestly! But then I just went to a local drugstore, grabbed this Garnier stuff and voilà, after just two washes my skin looked decent again! 🙂
  2. This Nivea mattifying toner is great for someone with oily skin. Plus, this seems to be the only toner, that doesn’t break me out  or cause allergic reactions (unfortunatelly that happens to me pretty often with new products). I still remember buying Olay toner and being all spotty for a while after using it. I just think that if you have sensitive skin, like myself, don’t switch to different brands too often. What I mean is, I know that Nivea is good for my skin, and I stick to it. I usually use this toner instead of moisturiser before I put my makeup on btw
  3. This is actually the only L’oreal non-makeup product I own (have no idea why). The little flat brush, that comes with it, cleans my pores so well. It’s a great product to use after you’ve been wearing lots makeup for the whole day. Also, a little comes a long way!
  4. Pupa is one of my favourite European makeup brands and I was so excited to get this cute little eye makeup remover and a mascara as a gift for my birthday. At first, i thought it wouldn’t work for me because my eyes are increadible sensitive. So sensitive that I can’t apply eye pencil on my waterline, even taking photos makes my eyes ache sometimes. But, unexpectadly, this oily remover turned out to be amazing for my eyes. Love it!
  5. I love Beauty Formulas. I’ve tried so many of their stuff, and 85% of them were great. But these nose strips are not only great, they are perfect! The packaging says ‘removes blackheads and dirt instantly’ and it does. Amazing product for a very reasonable price. Totally recommend.
  6. I got this Boots Rapid action spot gel a year ago in Bangkok, and i still have it! All because a liitle goes a long way. It reduces blemishes, redness. I usually apply it on pimples before I go to sleep.
  7. Rival de Loop is a German brand, which is not very well-known outside of Germany, and I got no idea why. They have good and very affordable products. This one is a roll-on eye gel and I love applying it before I do my makeup. Again if it works for my eyes, I think it’s hyppoallergenic.
  8. Another product, that says ‘for dry skin’, but works perfectly for my oily skin, I wouldn’t put it under my makeup though) Very good night cream. I love using it after L’oreal mattifying treatment (3)
  9. You can never go wrong with Anatomicals! Throughout the last couple of years I’ve had so many products from this UK brand with quirky packaging. I must say, I have never been disappointed. Great quality, packaging, smell and price.  This eye cream is perfect for delicate skin.
  10. Read 9:) When I saw this moisturiser at Asos, I knew I had to have it. Perfect for those days, when you are not wearing makeup.
  11. Synergen has come up with a lovely roll-on spot treatment. One of my favourites, basically does the same thing, as number 6)
  12. I use Nivea All-in-1 skin treatment as a mask mostly, although you can use it as a scrub or a cleanser. It has very nice ‘clean’ smell and antibacterial effect. I’ve been using this mask for a while now, and I can recommend it for people with oily/blemish-prone skin.
  13. I don’t have many Lush products, but this Ocean Salt scrub ‘screams’ natural, good for your skin and soothing. It’s probably not the best scrub for someone with dry skin, but it works amazingly for my oily/sensitive skin. After applying this scrub I usulally keep it on my skin for 15-20 minutes, then rinse and apply product number 8.

As always I forgot something very important, the best lip treatment EVER from Neutrogena:

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If you are wondering how often I use all of these products, I can say that my golden rule is ‘ALWAYS use an eye cream or gel’. You should start doing that when you are 16. There are plenty lightweight eye gels for young skin. It’ll allow you to stay young as long as possible.  I usually use my L’oreal treatment on Mondays, nose strips and Nivea mask on Wednesdays and my Lush scrub on Fridays. I ALWAYS remove my makeup before going to sleep and apply my Vitamin E cream, in the mornings I use Anatomicals stuff if I don’t intend to wear makeup, or if I do, I’d use my Nivea mattifying toner and eye gel.

Hugs& have a great skin 😉

 

 

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I seriously can not believe it’s winter already, which means I am doing my November Favourites post. I just hope it’s not my last post (with December 21st coming)))))

Anyways, these are the things I’ve been loving through November. And being a coffee addict, I am now only drinking hot beverages, coz it’s pretty chilli outside. I love anything that has caramel in it. In fact, if I was born food, I would probably be caramel:) Hehe, now I am being weird))))

Okay, speaking about my favourites, that are not for eating or drinking purposes (rather becoming beautiful purpose), I’ve been raving about how amazingly Naked2 palette works with my new ‘Diva’s Lashes’ mascara by Pupa. While the eyeshadows define my eyes, the mascara makes my lashes not only crazy long, but extremely fluffy too. Love!

For my highlighter (and eyeshadow) I’ve been loving Sephora’s Urban Luxe Powder, which is a great multi-functional product. It’s on sale now, so hurry up, if you’d like to get it. It’s such a good product for only $7.

Since it’s been cold and windy for a while now, I’ve been protecting my lips from being chapped. And for that I am loving Neutrogena’s Intense Repair Lip Balm and Urban Decay’s Lip Junkie lip gloss. The UD lip gloss is very sheer and the way it smells ans tastes… yummi)

And obviously, since I’ve been crazy happy with my new Sally Hansen nail polish, I couldn’t have mentioned it in this post! It’s in color 05 Bejeweled and it’s one of the prettiest nail polishes, I have ever owned. Very glittery and it just reminds me of winter holidays and candy:)

My last three favourites are my gorgeous new Paul’s Boutique bag, that has dollar, diamond and crown print on it, chunky gold watch also from UK high-street brand Paul’s boutique, and studded booties from River Island. I got the booties in the end of November, but I fell in love with them immediately – they are cute, comfy and edgy.

These are pretty much my November Favourites.

Hugs&kisses