sreda, 31. december 2014

2014 Beauty Favourites

Today I'm sharing my favourite products from 2014. This year passed by sooo quickly and I think I can honestly say that it was one of the best years so far. I spent 8 amazing weeks in Northern California (San Francisco area + a short trip to Los Angeles) where I had the opportunity to meet and spend time with some incredible people that will forever remain in my memories (I'll be sharing some of my favourite moments from this year on my Instagram in the following days). Other than that this year was also filled with a lot of beauty discoveries, especially brands that aren't so easily available back at home, which makes me so angry and gives me another excuse to travel more.

ponedeljek, 29. december 2014

bareMinerals The Magic Act Palette - Review & Swatches

The end of this year is fast approaching and I wanted to share a quick review for one of my favourite purchases from December - The Magic Act Palette by bareMinerals. I've fallen in love with this brand about two years ago, when I first tried their mineral foundation and have pretty much been impressed with anything I've tried from them since. I'm happy to let you know that this palette did not disappoint me either.

petek, 26. december 2014

Simple Everyday Make up

Happy Holidays Everyone! I hope you had a nice day yesterday celebrating Christmas and are looking forward to New Year now. I won't be going anywhere special and will probably spend the night with my family. Today I wanted to share a simple Make up look that has been my everyday look for the past couple of weeks.

ponedeljek, 22. december 2014

OPI The Bearest Of Them All

I got so excited when I spotted this Holiday gift set on line back in November I immediately had to order it. I finally tried it on last week and I fell even more in love. How cute is the polar bear that comes with the polish? You can even hang it on your Christmas tree!

petek, 19. december 2014

Mac & The Body Shop Haul from Vienna

A couple of weeks ago I went to Vienna and since both MAC and The Body Shop stores were right next to our hotel I just had to make a stop at both and pick up a couple of items.

sreda, 17. december 2014

New in #1 / Haul

These past couple of weeks have been pretty bad for my wallet with all the holidays and gift buying. With all the offers I of course had to get a couple of things for myself as well and will be sharing some of the products that arrived so far in this post. There will be another post on Friday where I will share my purchases from my trip to Vienna, where I stopped at Mac & The Body Shop, so make sure you come back for that as well.

sreda, 10. december 2014

Chanel Fall Nail Polishes (625 - Secret, 631 - Orage)

I remember exactly when I purchased my first Chanel nail polish. It was the shade 461 - Blue Satin (a beautiful dark navy with micro shimmer) as a special treat. I repeated that a couple of more times and since then this has grown into a bad habit. I look forward to their releases about 4 or 5 times each year and get excited every time I see a fun color when I don't already have something too similar. It's a fact that Chanel makes the best red polishes, but I've been collecting their coveted shades, unless they are bright pinks, because I can't seem to imagine myself ever wearing them.

ponedeljek, 08. december 2014

L'occitane Haul (More gifting ideas)

A couple of weeks ago I placed an online order at Loccitane looking for gifts and something to treat myself with and I wanted to share what I got. This was the first time I decided to buy from them online, because I normally just stop by one of their stores in Ljubljana. My order arrived quickly and was nicely wrapped so I'll definitely be ordering from their web store again.

petek, 05. december 2014

What's inside my travel make-up bag (Holiday Party edition)

Last weekend I attended a Holiday Party and today I wanted to share some products that I took with me. The look I was going for was very glam, since it was a dressy black-tie event, so I mainly took with me products that I've tested out before and knew they would last on my skin well for an entire evening. 
Mixa Balancing Cream - my go to moisturizer 
Nuxe Micelle solution - I had this in travel sized packaging so I decided to bring it with me and try it out for the first time and so far I really liked it
Loccitane Almond Hand Cream - I love the scent of it and the way it leaves my hands soft and moisturized
Caudalie Beauty Elixir - I don't use this as a toner, but usually during the day (or when travelling) to freshen up the skin a bit. I love the herbal minty scent.
Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Usage Dry Oil - I used this on my hair ends and all over the body. It smells divine and leaves the skin feeling soft without an oily residue
Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater - I'm using this spray as a toner for my face at the moment and it feels so hydrating! The scent is subtle and doesn't linger on the skin.
Nuxe Fondant Fondant Shower Gel - I fell in love with the scent (sweet and almond-y) and it left the whole bathroom smelling divine
Now let's continue with the best part - make up. For creating a flawless base I used:
Nars Radiant Creamy concealer - This is hands down the best concealer I've used so far. I'm so happy I finally have a concealer that doesn't look too yellow or too dark on my skin. The formula is thicker than I was usually used to, but this just makes covering blemishes and other irregularities on the skin easier.
Bourjois CC Cream - I used this the next morning instead of a foundation, so I didn't look like a complete zombie.
Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet - I love this foundation because it feels like silk when I apply it to my skin. It helps to make it look more matte and has a buildable medium coverage.
Benefit The Porefessional - I used it before applying make up to minimise the appearance of my pores and make the base stay on a little longer.
Maybelline Age Rewind Dark circle eraser - my go to under eye concealer. It helps to brighten the area and makes the under eye darkness disappear.
Urban Decay Primer Potion - My favourite eye shadow primer. I usually use this everyday so Saturday night was no exception. It helps the eye shadows stay on a lot longer and they don't crease or loose their intensity.
Manhattan Compact Powder - I used this translucent setting powder to keep my foundation and concealer in place and keep it from looking too oily. It's not truly translucent because it can look a bit white if I apply it too much so this is probably not the best product for someone with a darker complexion.
Dior 796 Cuir Cannage & Urban Decay Naked palettes: I used the bottom three shades in the Dior palette to create a classy smokey eye and then added some Half Baked eyeshadow from the Naked palette on top, for more sparkle.
Chanel Le Volume Mascara - lovely mascara with a nice brush that defines the lashes and adds volume.
Essence Clear Lash and Brow mascara - I used it on my eyebrows to keep them in place after I used the Anastasia Brow Wiz pencil to define them.
Max Factor 2000 Calorie - this is my favourite mascara that is like magic in a little tube. It adds volume, length and layers well without making the lashes look clumpy.
Rimmel Scandaleyes Khol Liner & Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on pencils, Stila Liquid Eye liner - I used these on the waterline, to tightline and to draw a thin line for more definition.
I also used the Individual False Eyelashes from Tanya Burr, but I forgot to add them in the photo.
I was a bit unsure about what I was going to wear on my lips, so I packed more products, but I decided on wearing the Essence Lip Liner and the Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Boy.
On my cheeks I used the Lancome Blush Subtil (with the Real Techniques Blush Brush) and the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow palette to add more definition and light to my face.
Some finishing touches: 
Urban Decay All-nighter setting spray - great at keeping the make up in place. Just be careful to not overuse it.
Chanel Coco Noir Eau de Parfum - an elegant and sophisticated scent I chose for the night.
Essence All about matt blotting papers - not the best out there, but they do the job fine.
Dior 803 Metal Montagne Nail polish - a beautiful metallic silver with blue undertones. This was my first Dior polish and the application is very simple, because it comes with a pretty big brush. But I'm unsure about the formula, because it chipped on the second day already.
Shiseido Eyelash Curler -  a must have
Brushes: Sephora 18 Pro Shader, Eco Tools Eyeliner Brush, Jessup 217 blending brush & the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. I just started using it, but so far I really like the natural finish it leaves on the skin.

What are some of your make up essentials for the upcoming party season?

sreda, 03. december 2014

Hourglass Ambient Lightning Blush Palette - Review & Swatches

I've mentioned this palette a few weeks ago in my Wishlist/Gift Guide post and decided to get it as a treat for myself. I was planning on getting the Mood Exposure blush by itself around the time when they announced Hourglass was coming out with this limited edition palette so I decided to wait and get it, because of it's better value. The palette features three shades of Ambient Lighting Blush that create seamless, soft-focus and multidimensional colour.

ponedeljek, 01. december 2014

November Favourites

Another month has passed by and we're soon approaching Christmas (Yaay, I'm already excited for that!) and New Year. I've mostly stuck to using products that I've had for a while and are my favourites in general, not just this month.