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29 December 2016

What I Got Myself For Christmas



Hello my darlings, I want to wish all of you a Merry Christmas a little late, and a Happy New Year a bit sooner because this will probably be my last post for the year on my blog. I will be taking some time off for the holidays because where I'm from we celebrate these things in sort of a different order. 😊

17 December 2016

Essence "The Little Xmas Factory" Trend Edition (Review+Swatches)



Hello my loves 🙋 It's been a while since my last blogpost because I've kind of been focusing on my new YouTube channel (which you can check out with just one click on the YouTube icon in my social media above to your right), so yes I've been quite busy with that for the past month. So on Thursday I went out to shop for some Christmas makeup collections and I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw that the essence little xmas factory collection arrived in our dm drugstores. I was super super excited that even though I didn't plan on buying essence products that day, when I saw them I just had to get at least 2 things with me. I ended up buying 2 of the xmas products, an essence brow set and also a set of the gorgeous maybelline blushed palette which was on sale at the same drugstore.

1 December 2016

Wings, wings and more wings!


Tonight was a big night for Paris as it was the host of this year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. It is the first year that I'm disappointed by the VS team and the models they chose to walk the catwalk, but as a big fan of everything that VS sells, I had to at least take a pique at the latest lingerie the girls wore tonight, so without a further ado let's take a look at them below...

22 November 2016

The Little X-mas Factory

It's almost that time of the year and Essence has received all Christmas wish lists and Santa’s hardworking elves are doing everything in their power to prepare the perfect gifts. The result of their hard work will be the new trend edition “the little x-mas factory”, to make all your beauty dreams come true. Classical colors like gold or pine green are combined with cool pink. The absolute X-MUSTS are the eyeshadow palette, two mini hand creams with Christmassy fragrances and the “shimmering stars”. It's definitelly a season’s greeting from Essence. 💄

Below I'll be presenting what to expect from this new Christmas collection, so take a look 😊


eyeshadow palette

01 north pole express delivery


Melting away! The eyeshadow palette with five shimmering colors creates stunning eye makeup styles and the pressing pattern on the texture is sure to make your heart melt, too.

 

liquid gold eyeliner

01 ho-ho-ho

Golden times! The liquid eyeliner with a long applicator creates golden eyeliner styles for a glamorous look during the holidays.

 

liptint

01 all i want for x-mas is you

The fine texture of the lip balm pampers your lips so they feel soft and silky as well as providing a touch of colour. The balm subtly tints the lips in red or pink for a gorgeous, fresh look.

 

lipbalm

01 merry kissmas


This lipbalm in a small tub provides the lips with moisture and a hint of color in subtle rosé for some unexpected kisses under the misletoe.😉

 

2in1 core concealer

01 elf-approved!

An elf-like complexion is not a problem thanks to the concealer - the transparent core evens out irregularities while the nude texture covers up impurities of the skin.



contouring palette

01 elf yourself!

The palette contains a dark color for shading and a highlighter shade to accentuate the features. with a cute gift-bow pattern on the surface of the texture.

 


 

shimmering stars

01 please, hurry down the chimney!  


The small, shimmering stars in highlighter and bronzer shades give the face a gorgeous glow.

 

 

nail polish

01 i still believe in santa claus


 



02 let's take an elfie

 



03 santa baby

 



04 meet me under the mistletoe

Christmas colors! Gold with a foil finish, white with a light shimmer as well as pink and pine green without an effect are Santa’s favorites.


nail jewelry sticker

01 santa's back in town

The stickers create a golden net on the surface of the nails to turn them into true gems!

 

super rich mini hand cream

01 holiday hugs…


 



02 …and mistletoe kisses

The two hand creams with a vanilla and cookie fragrance come in a practical mini-size to pamper the hands of all hardworking Christmas helpers during the holidays.


scented hair brush

01 dear santa, it wasn't me!


Holiday hair! This small hairbrush with a subtle Christmas scent gives the hair a gorgeous shine, and is a product in this collection that I am more than excited to try soon.

 

eau de toilette

01 it's magic


The warm, sweet fragrance is reminiscent of the wintery atmosphere of cozy, beautifully decorated Christmas markets. Chocolate-cranberry and nectarine in the top note, freesia and peonies in the middle note and caramel, vanilla and tonka bean in the base note are the characteristic ingredients of this eau de toilette.

  

And that is all guys 😊

 

Till next time...

 

xoxo

 

Lori

18 November 2016

November Newbies

This week I got a bunch of new products and tried them all out to see if they are any good. I am a person who is all for exploring different brands, but sometimes when you find a brand of great quality it's hard not to stick to it. Below there are products from Essence and Aura, my two favorite brands at the moment, so take a look 😊...

When applied individually or in combination on the cheekbones, bridge of the nose or below the lips, these three highlighter powders with light-reflecting pigments accentuate the features with a light pearl, intensive shimmer or golden glow finish. This palette is the only product in this collection that I think is a total miss for me because I can only use the third shade which is a gold highlight that looks great on my skin, but the other two are unusable at all for me due to the fact that the first shade has almost no glow at all and the second or middle one has just way too much shine and shimmer, and when your outside and the sun hits you you're literally looking like a disco ball.😃


The matt touch blush with a soft powder texture creates a matt finish on your cheeks gives your complexion a fresh touch of colour for a healthy look. On the picture it looks a bit dark, but this is actually a shade 30 rose me up! which I find perfect because I like a more neutral color on my cheeks.


The shimmer bronzing powder from the Essence sun club range provides your face and neckline with a shimmering, lightly tanned finish. Its silky-smooth texture looks great on my pale skin, and I use it carefully because it's for darker skin tone, but at the same time it's strangely kind of working for me.


If you prefer pressed powder, this fine, compact powder is for you! It can be applied above foundation to mattify your skin and set your make-up, for a matt, natural and smooth complexion. After trying this thing I will definitely not be using my old essence pressed powder anymore because this new product is just way better.


Beauty partner: make-up and concealer in one
 The texture offers long-lasting, high coverage to hide all skin imperfections and provides a matt and flawless finish – without a mask-like effect. As someone who has constant problem with blemish this is the perfect product to use to hide my imperfections and I highly recommend you try it as well if you're dealing with the same problem as I am.

The texture is different from the primers I used before, this one is more like a cream. My skin sucked it in quickly and almost instantly gave me a healthy shine and a fresh look. If I didn't have as much blemishes I probably would just use this product on my face and would not put on any foundation. Conceals small blemishes and skin redness and some of the pores. It is recommended for all skin types, but I am sure that the ones with dry skin will like it best. What is even more important that this primer does not irritate the skin, so even if you have very sensitive skin feel free to use this. This makes my makeup and the foundation more durable and it stays in place for a long time, for ex. I tested it today and it managed to keep my makeup in place for exactly 9 hours which is amazing for a product this cheap (5 euros).

Last, but not least the Aura makeup brushes that I can not leave without at the moment. I had them for almost a week and they immediately became one of my favorites. There is basically a brush for everything, from foundation to smudging, powder, blush, lip liner, etc. I highly recommend to any of you who have a drugstore near you and they are selling this brand to go and get yourself these brushes.


So that's it guys, comment if you need some more info on the products 😉



xoxo

Lori
14 November 2016

15 Years With Kate Moss

So, as many of you might be aware by now I am IN LOVE with Rimmel London Kate Moss Lipsticks. They are by far my favourite drugstore lipsticks, their colour selection is beautiful, they’re pigmented, they last forever and they have an amazing subtle scent. When I found out that Kate Moss was doing a lipstick collection celebrating her 15 years of collaboration with Rimmel, I knew that I had to have those lippies, and now I finally do!

The most striking thing about this collection is the packaging. The packaging is metallic rose gold with silver and red detailing and it looks very chic and expensive. There are six shades that have been hand picked by Kate Moss and it comprises of three classic reds and three nudes. There are supposedly stories behind the choice of each of these colours, but I mostly fell in love with them because of their colours, their formula, and well, everything really :-D.

The 6 shades that I'll be presenting below are:

Muse Red #51 – blue undertones for cool toned skin
Idol Red #52 – orange based for warm skin
Retro Red #53 – deep, plum tones for neutral
Rock N Roll Nude #54 – pinky nude for cool skin tones
My Nude #55 – neutral nude for neutral skin tone
Boho Nude #56 – apricot tones for warm tones 


Like her other collections, there’s one red and one nude shade designed to suit your skin tone. I’ve been a fan of these lipsticks for years, but they just keep getting better and better!

This collection is available now for £6.49 each (here). 

Without a further ado, here they are...








These lipsticks are creamy, very pigmented and apply very evenly and they do last a decent amount of time on the lips and are very comfortable to wear. I found that each shade wore hours on the lips but tended to wear off completely when eating or drinking, but they are really easy to reapply and don't make your lips feel chapped and dry throughout the day.

Overall I am so impressed with this collection and I have been wearing them every day since getting them (my favourites are Boho Nude and Retro Red). I am actually really bummed that it's a limited edition collection and would love to see Rimmel expand this range with more shades. If this collection peaks your interest, I definitely suggest checking it out at your local dm drugstores in Skopje before it's completely sold out.

Till next time...



xoxo

Lori
13 November 2016

Fall Outfits

After a very rainy and gloomy day yesterday, the sun actually came through for me today so I could meet up with my best friend for a cup of tea (I sound so British) and a little girlfriend to girlfriend chatting. We haven't seen each other in quite a bit, mostly because of how busy we both were this past month, and now that we finally got that schedule free it was time to meet up.
After that we went out and decided on taking some photos for my blog, so below I'll be showing some of the less embarrassing photos of us :-D , which we unfortunately took with my old Nikon camera and are not in such great quality, so please be kind about that. I promise next time I'll deliver a more high quality photos, because these were made in a spur of the moment.

My outfit









Wearing:
Sunglasses - Marks&Spencer
Blouse - Marks&Spencer
Boots - ZARA
Pants - H&M
Coat - ZARA
Bag - Marks&Spencer (Autograph)
Watch - Bershka

Mila's outfit





Wearing:
Boots - BATA
Bag - Bershka
Shirt - Levi's
Dress (in this case used as skirt) - ZARA
Scarf - ZARA
Coat - ZARA
Sunglasses - local store
And that's it for this post guys, till next time...



xoxo

Lori