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June wishlist

June wishlist
Hello beauties!
I hope you are having lots of fun. But if, as me, you are still working hard and your vacation is far away, I still hope your summer is going in a positive direction.
This month for me has been full of events. Now I’m preparing for a baptism, and here in Romania, this kind of event is celebrated the same way as a wedding: party all night long. So, as I’ve been thinking what would I wear in terms of clothes and makeup I obviously had another wishlist that I’m sharing with you:
  • Bobby Brown Beach Body lotion – moisturized and glowing skin; and I’ve said it all.
  • Estee Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer – I just love this va va voom pink for the summer
  • Chanel Inimitable Waterproof Mascara Multi-Dimensionnel – for the beach or just going to the pool, you might just do it in style and with glorious eyelids
  • Dolce &Gabbana Makeup Smooth Eyeshadow Quad Amore – blend-able and pigmented colors for a vivid and bubbly makeup.
  • NARS Sheer Glow foundation – perfect for the summer with the light matte effect.
  • Dior Diorblush – for a happy summer it must come only as Happy Cherry
Do share your current wishlist as I’m curious if we have some products in common.
Until then, wear red lipstick and glitter all the way:-)

Too Faced – Primed & Poreless Skin Smoothing Face Primer

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Primers – can’t live without them. As in thought of the day. I’ve decided to talk about primers as today I’m going to a wedding and I’ve been thinking a lot about the makeup I’m going to wear. I’ll let you know how it went.

The primer from Too Faced is basically my first kind of primer that I’ve ever used. And I’ve been using primers a lot. So this review might be somehow biased by this experience, but you’ll understand that I’ve tried to be as objective as possible:

Pro’s:

  • it’s an oil free primer, so for you sensitive, mixed or oily skins out there it’s your type
  • it has a pink nude color but the result on the skin is quite pleasant, as could be worn as a standalone product
  • thick texture and matte finish
  • does a good job in covering the pores
  • no odor

Con’s:

  • you’d have to be careful in applying an even and thin layer, otherwise it’s going to ball up
  • slightly priced for the overall result it delivers
  • not so long lasting, depends on the day

My rating: somewhere between 7 and 7.5. Currently I’m using this primer only on my eyelids, otherwise on the whole face it’s not a great primer.

Until the next time, wear red lipstick and glitter all the way:-)

Handbag heroes

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If you are a regular on this blog, it’s no secret that I’m a person that suffers from a tight schedule everyday. If not, be warned that I might refer to this constantly. This is the main reason that my posts have been quite chaotic lately and what inspired me in the first place to share this to you, my dears. Handbag-wise, I’m a walking disaster as I always feel the need to pack everything as to prevent an unknown cataclysm that would allegedly keep me from fixing my makeup . If someone told you that reaching your 30’s will solve most of your college problems, forget that.

Let’s start with non-beauty basics first. I always (no matter of the bag size) carry with me a a hairbrush (as you can see, I have one from Sephora bought ages ago, in form of a compact case that also has mirror) , a dental floss (currently dragging around is one bought from DM, not much to say than it does what’s supposed to do) and cleaning tissues for glasses (whatever comes handy at the supermarket). Gum, hairbands or clips and different emergency pills come without saying.

The leader hero of the bag is the hand cream – currently using the Nivea HandCream Anti Age Q10, travel size. It’s a decent hand cream, smells quite nicely and makes me feel pampered.  For other kind of toiletries I always have a handful of samples (that you generally receive in magazines or in beauty stores and stay forgotten in the bathroom) with me of diverse products that come handy when I did not expect  (perfume, hand cream, liquid foundation, anti-mosquito lotion). Don’t get me wrong, I always carry a bottle of perfume with me, like this nice lily and gardenia spray perfume from Avon that currently is with me all the time, but I like variety and just to be sure I have enough, I’ve recently added the Lush solid perfume (review: here).

Makeup review I keep minimal, as either I’m wearing full makeup throughout the day or I’m not wearing anything. So the only real makeup product that I could die without is lipstick. And I cannot get enough of it as I carry around at least three. And as you can see, currently I’m over that limit: a nude lip gloss from Soap & Glory, chubby sticks from Astor and Bourjois, a classic pink lipstick from ELF and a nice orange Colortrend from Avon. In case my makeup starts running around from excessive oil, I have the Tea Trea Blotting Tissues from Body shop that help me solve that problem.

What do you know, there aren’t so many products as I thought, all the essentials are there, just in case ;).

What about you? What treasures does your handbag hold?

Until  next time, wear red lipstick and glitter all the way:-)

Guilty pleasures

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Today I am a happy person. And because I am a happy person, I felt like celebrating: went for brunch with friends, did a small walk and also bought myself a gift. Well, lately I’ve been buing a lot of gifts, but this is another story.

The package you see in the picture above it’s a Makeup Forever package with some of their so called “cult products” that includes quite a lot of goodies: a HD primer and foundation, a HD setting powder, a charcoal black eye pencil and a mascara, all in travel-like size and instructions. From all of those, my eyes have been set on the HD setting powder for a while and today as the spring day was sunny and I was high on caffeine, I said, what the heck and bought the damn thing. I will come back with a review for each product soon enough.

Until then, wear red lipstick and glitter all the way:-)

The ELF purchases

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I’m sure I’m not the only one acting obsessive -compulsive when it comes to make-up. To eliminate this need and not to leave my pockets empty, I usually find myself ordering from Eyes Lips Face.

So, a couple of days ago I did just that. Among the things I just “needed to have” were two eyeliners (one brown and another one with glitter), an angled brush for eyeliner and a high definition setting powder. For my purchases, they gave me an eyelid primer.

As for their quality, I’ve had eyeliners from ELF and let me tell you that they are paying their money’s worth although the brown one seems a little bit too watery.

The brush is just a purchase in the spur of the moment, it’s not exactly what I want from an eyeliner brush -doesn’t look very steady and well build – but for some make-up looks I guess it will do.

I’ve bought the setting powder after reading a lot of positive reviews on the net about it. What always bugs me about ELF products is the packages size: I mean for 5 € what I’ve paid on thid powder the case is sooo tinny. Well, that means a review about this product will soon come.

The primer as I’ve said, it was a bonus from their side. I’ve previously used this kind of primer, but I’m not generally happy about it. For my oily skin I don’t see it makes much of a difference in terms of all day long make-up but from people with dry skin I’ve also heard positive reviews. I guess you have to try this one for yourself.

Until next time, wear red lipstick and glitter all the way:-)

Melkior haul

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I discovered Melkior not until very recently, about one year ago. Every single product that I’ve used has been of reasonable quality and acceptable price.

Since today it’s Mother’s day here in Romania, I decided to treat myself a little by acquiring some make-up products from Melkior. Thus, I present to you Peach and Brown Sugar. And their big brother, Mosaic Powder. Meaning two superb eye shadows, medium pigmented, that last on your lids all 8 hours work-day long (pay attention, due to my combination skin type, I always use a face&eyes primer) and an illuminating powder with colourfull reflections and easy blending.

Until next time, wear red lipstick and glitter all the way:-)