June Favorites! Fashion, Jewellery & Makeup Items

Hello Loves! Hope you have a great Monday!

This month favourites include one fashion item, two makeup and one skincare product and one new everyday use jewellery piece!

Let’s start with makeup, shall we?

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Guys, how gorgeous is this colour??? I think I don’t need to explain why iconic Twig Mac Lipstick is in my favourites! I never owned a Mac lipstick before I got this one last month. I know! So embarrassing! Shame on me! Well, all I can say is that now I perfectly understand why this colour and formula of Mac lipsticks in general is favourite of so many beauty addicts! You should definitely try it yourself someday! They have a shade for everyone. It’s affordable ($17) and you get a really high quality product. Two thumbs up for this one!

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All about this wonderful Bourjois 123 Perfect CC cream you can read here, in my recent review. So let’s go straight to iconic skincare product – Bio-Oil. I could write a very long review about how great it is, but I’ll keep it short and sweet this time. It really helped my skin to be moisturized for the whole day more than any other cream moisturizer did. My skin usually starts to get really dry at the middle of the day. And that time of the day while using cream moisturiser my makeup was looking worse. You could notice my super dry undereyes and creasing concealer. Since I started to use Bio-Oil my makeup looks very natural for the whole day! That means a win for me! All the products I put on my face blend so damb well I honestly couldnt believe it! I also feel like it evened out my skin a bit. I have less hyper pigmentation for sure!

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This super cute top I got on Zara’s last sale. (Sorry Loves but I couldn’t find it online. I believe it sold out) It’s a dark blue, crochet top with a corset like detail on front. I love this top and have been wearing it a lot this past month!

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Last but not least is that AMAZING ring my wonderful boyfriend got me! How gorgeous it is???? I just can’t! I know it looks a LOT like engagement ring (we’re not engaged!) but I don’t care! I wear it on my right hand’s 4th finger. It’s funny, because I was never a big fan of silver, but this ring I loved from the first moment I saw it. I guess, I like silver since it sparkles like unicorn tears, right? haha! It’s from Pandora if you want to get it yourself! For all my everyday jewellery collection click here. 

 

What are your monthly favourites? Share in the comments!

xx, Olita


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Sephora Face Masks review

Hi Loves and happy Monday!

For today’s post I prepared a review of two Sephora Masks. One is a full face rose mask and second one is just a charcoal nose strip.

On Saturday I decided to pumper myself and use the full face rose mask ($6). It is supposed to brighten and moisturize your skin. I kept it on, as it said on the packaging, for 15 mins and have to say the whole process was really relaxing and felt very luxurious (I’m not used to do masks often as you can tell). After those 15 minutes I took it off and instantly felt refreshed. I massaged any leftovers of the mask into my skin. Honestly, I could feel that mask helped me with moisturizing my face more than I could see it. So visually I didn’t see much difference. Although my skin felt great! Did it brighten my complexion? I don’t think so. If so, then very slightly.

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The nose strip I used on my boyfriend because he was asking me if I have this super famous black peel off mask, which I didn’t. I offered him this Sephora one and he was quite pleased with the result. Before using it don’t forget to read the instructions! I didn’t pay attention that nose, beside being clean, should also be damp. But after all, with a little help of wet towel, it got stuck to my love’s nose and worked as promised. Results were ok, without revelation. I think you could find something better for that price ($3).

Will I use this again? The nose strip – I don’t think that I’ll bother with it. The rose face mask – Maybe yes, before important event or just to pamper and spoil myself a little bit!

Did you use some of Sephora masks? Which ones? Did you like them or not? Share below! I’d love to hear about your masks experiences!

P.S. Keep your eyes peeled on the next post! It will be my June favourites!

xx, Olita


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Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream – Review 

Hello Loves! Hope you have a great Monday!

For this week’s post I decided to do a review of Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream which I’ve recently purchased. And guys…! I LOVE it!

In a few posts back I was raving about Garnier BB cream and how perfect it was for my super pale complexion. I still love it though! The thing is I’m leaving with my bae for holidays July 16th to Bulgaria and since I’m so pale and easily get a sun burn (I never get tanned, always red 😭)  my boyfriend suggested that maybe I should go to solarium few times before our trip. And so I did (soon I’ll make a post about the whole experience being first time in solarium). Now I’m way darker than I used to be (read: just not so pale anymore). Any foundation/bb cream which back then was too dark for me (that’s why I switched for Garnier BB cream in shade extra light)  now is too light!

For a few days I didn’t wear any makeup but I didn’t feel comfortable enough to keep it that way. First I wanted to go to Sephora and buy a good quality bb cream from Nars or Clinique. Then I thought I don’t know how long I’ll stay that tanned and if I decide to keep it after vacation with trips to solarium or fake tanner. I decided to not spend that much money and look for a cheaper option. So I went to my drugstore to look for something that will fit my current skin tone. I was going to pick something from L’oréal but I think they just had a sale because the stand was a mess and they didn’t have a lot of products. Then I walked up to Borjois and Rimmel stands. In both I found bb creams I liked but couldn’t decide between them. I checked reviews on the internet and definite winner was Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream.

It’s not too expensive (costs around $13), it was on sale for half price so without thinking I picked it up! I chose shade 32 light beige and it matches my skin tone perfectly! I haven’t found any other foundation/cc/bb cream to match me this good! I was amazed! The only bad thing is that it is only available (at least where I bought it) in 4 shades. Some are with pink some with yellow undertones. It is definitely not enough colors for everyone. The cc cream itself is very liquid and you don’t need much to cover your face, so you have to be careful with that. I saw that it looks best applied with BeautyBlender or other makeup sponge. With fingers it looks a little bit too heavy for me. It has very good and natural coverage. I use BioOil as a moisturizer and it leaves me with a very dewy, gorgeous and glowing skin. Sometimes I like to powder my T zone. And what is super important it stays on face way longer than any bb or cc cream I’ve tried! It’s my holy grail now!

Let me know if you have used it! Do you like it or not so much? Will you try it?

xx, Olita


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SILICONE MAKEUP SPONGE review – Yay or Nay?

Hello Loves! Happy Monday!

For this week’s post I’ve decided to write a review of Silicone Makeup Sponge everybody is so crazy about at the moment.

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First of all I really like the idea of a makeup applicator that is so cheap ($9.90) and poreless which means it super easy to clean and what’s most important it doesn’t soak up any of the product! I am a very big fan of the famous original BeautyBlender and honestly very consistent purchaser.

When I’ve heard about this “perfect” but so weird product that will help me achieve even better results that my beloved BeatyBlender I was skeptical but also very intrigued. As I saw that it was available in my country still only online I just kept using my BeautyBlender. Then one time I saw it in my drugstore and it was super cheap so I just decided to buy it and try it out myself. Check how it actually works and if it’s worth the hype.

Well,  I tried to use it with my L’oréal True Match foundation and to be honest I hated it. I ended up finishing it with my fingers. Then I dotted concealer over my dark circles and any hyperpigmentations. I have to say it worked better with this more “heavy” formula. After that time I never picked it up again while doing my makeup. It took a lot of time to blend foundation with and I’m usually on the rush in the mornings. I just found it useless.

I’ve decided to make this post few days ago and before writing strictly negative review I wanted to give it one more try, just to be sure. Maybe I’m doing something wrong? I’ve searched in google how to use silicone makeup sponge and to my surprise I found a lot of tips and reviews! I’ve read that one girl didn’t like it at first exactly as me. She edited her review saying that she gave it only one star at first before she read the instructions that came with her sponge. I started to dig deeper and look through multiply tutorials.

Here’s what I’ve learned:

  • you’re supposed to use that “flat” side to blend
  • use just half amount of foundation as you would normally because it doesn’t soak up any product
  • you should blend it into your skin with circular motions or up and down till it will not be blendable any more, then tap to your skin.
  • to get to problematic places like around your nose and around eyes you can fold it creating a pick

Today, very well-educated about this product I gave it one more chance. Recently I changed my makeup routine a bit so I started with concealer first. A little goes a long way with this silicone sponge so I kept blending and blending and blending even more. I was going by all those tips I’ve learned and I have to be cruel but I still don’t like it at all. Aplication is horrible. It hurt my face. I kept making touch ups on my face with my fingers because my skin felt really cakey. I felt like it doesn’t want to blend foundation well enough into my skin leaving a lot of built up product in place you start blending. I was really frustrated and it took so much time to work foundation into my skin, to look decent, so personally I felt like it’s just not worth it. My skin also looked surprisingly dry and patchy in some places which never happened before while using BeautyBlender. Moreover BeautyBlender is so much faster and easier and you don’t even need to work half as hard to achieve that flawless effortless look. I don’t care it soaks up foundation and that you have to repurchase it quite often and it’s a bother to keep it clean all the time. Either way if I ever get fed up with it I’ll always have my fingers! Maybe I still need to practise working with this silicone sponge, but for now I’m not ready to give it a 3rd try to mess up my makeup!

Did you try it? You liked it or hated like me? Share in comments! I’m very curoius what you think!

xx, Olita


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Long4Lashes – Review – Best Serum for Longer & Thicker Lashes!

Hello loves and happy Monday!

In march I was thinking briefly about getting eyelashes extensions. I saw on instagram how gorgeous girls looked with them on and I wanted to try it myself. What I didn’t like about the extensions was their price. And that you have to repeat it monthly. So I waited. Then I stumbled across a review (I believe it was honest, author wasn’t affiliated with the brand) of eyelash serum. She said “I don’t even put mascara on, because lashes would disturb me when I wear glasses by touching the lenses” (so long!!) She also said her lashes looked like fake ones (long, thick and shiny), but they were 100% natural. Then she showed some pictures before and after and promised it will work on anyone. Full results to be seen in 6 months of daily use. Well, it’s quite some time – I thought.

Few weeks later my drugstore had annually sale, 49% off all beauty products. While picking powders and eyeliners I saw lash serum by Oceanic, which I’ve read review about earlier. It was on sale too, so without hesitation I grabbed it and put it in my basket. It’s not super expensive, but neither super cheap. I don’t know if it wasn’t on sale I would have taken it. But guys! Thank God I did!

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Well, I haven’t used an eyelash serum in my life before this one, but I feel very lucky I didn’t have to go through bunch of other not so good ones to finally find this! I also can’t give you a full review and show how my eyelashes look after 6 month since I’ve been using it for like 2 weeks, but OMG! I’ve been using it just for 2 weeks and I can already see results! My lashes are so much longer and seem thicker. I feel like I even have more of them! When I put mascara on they look super long and gorgeous! You should use it only once per day, before going to sleep on a clean face (means no make up!) just on your lush line. I can’t recommend you this serum enough and it’s just the start of my journey of using this product! I’ll update you later after around 2 months of usage and we will see if this excitement is still real!

For now I leave you with Long4Lashes website so you can read all about it.

xx, Olita


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