Stila Stay all day liquid lipsticks

Heyyy there and welcome back to another blog post! Today I wanted to talk about my new fave lippies and these are the Stila Stay all day liquid lipsticks. I have got three minis, to be honest it was cheaper to get three minis then one full size so I opted for this because I wanted to try out more shades. So let’s get into my opinion.

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First of all I really like the shades I got, which are Perla, Patina and Serenata. They were a nude little bundle I got off from Birchbox. When first applied I found them very creamy almost watery consistency, but nonetheless they are really pigmented and just one swipe gives full a colour payoff.

They are comfortable on the lips, almost lightweight, you don’t feel you have anything on the lips. They of course dry down matte, however they are not fully transferproof, I have noticed that can see them on my mugs and the food I’m eating, also it tends to rub off  on the inner part on the lips with food too. Also find they are drying on the lips after hours of wearing them, but they do stay on for a long time.

I would recommend exfoliating your lips before using the lipsticks, because of their consistency they will definitely emphasize a chapped lip. They come off very easily, I don’t necessarily need a cleansing balm to take them off, a wet wipe will do the job.

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All in all I do like these lipsticks, they are comfortable and I really like the shades however I still prefer the Stay Matte Inks from Maybelline ( if I had to choose), which are also cheaper and have a great shade selection too.

I hope you liked this review. Have you tried the liquid lipstick before? Do you like them? Let me know in the comments below.

Until next time,

Agota xx

My first attempt at a cut crease…

Hiii and welcome back to another blog post! This time I thought I would experiment with something I have never done before. I am usually not too adventurous when it comes to my make up, but I have always liked looks with a cut crease, however I was always too afraid to try it. So I needed to remind myself that make up washes off and it is fun to play around with. Luckily it didn’t turn out horrible so I feel like I am able to share this photos with this cut crease look. Hope you like them!

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Here is the list of all the products I used (in order of applying it):

  • NYX Proof it! eye shadow primer
  • Tanya Burr Cosmetics Selfie Sculpt in medium
  • Too Faced Chocolate bar, Salted Caramel, Milk Chocolate, Semi-Sweet in the crease and Marzipan on the lid
  • MUR Define and Conceal concealer in the shade C0.5 to carve out the crease
  • Rimmel Exaggerate black eyeliner to tightline
  • Eyeko Skinny Liquid black eyeliner
  • Benefit Porefessionals Primer
  • Maybelline Superstay Foundation in True Ivory
  • Maybelline Mastercameo colour correcting pen in pink for my under eyes
  • MUR Concealer in 0.5 and C1 for undereyes
  • Rimmel Match Perfection face powder for baking under the eyes
  • Catrice Cosmetics Prime and Fine mattifying powder for my face
  • Benefit Hoola Bronzer
  • Miss Sporty Insta Glow Blusher in Shiny Coral
  • Tanya Burr Cosmetics Beautifully Defined palette for highlighter
  • Benefit Roller Last Mascara
  • Charlotte Tilbury Lip liner in Pillowtalk
  • Tanya Burr Cosmetics Birthday Cake lipstick on top

I hope you like this make up look, it is nothing complicated but I think it looks really pretty. I actually sort of regretted adding the winged liner, I think it would look pretty without it. I will definitely create more looks like this and might even try to do a halo eye one day…

Until next time,

Agota xx

Trying out Maybelline’s Color Tattoo 24HR

Since the weather has been so nice and warm in there past few weeks, I haven’t worn a lot of make up on my face, but I have been really missing eyeshadows so I picked up this gel-cream eyeshadow by Maybelline as I thought it would be so easy to use.

I picked up the shade Pink Gold and I really like it. It is easy to apply, I use my fingers to do so. One thing is important, you have to use a primer with this. I assume the 24HR means it should be long lasting, but without a primer it starts to crease within a few hours, but with a primer it last all day.

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I also tried it with a powder on top, but that is not necessary as it dries down and stays in place. I also use a setting spray with it. But I feel like the primer makes a huge difference and actually makes the product long lasting.

I really like the colour, it has good pigmentation, I think it goes well with my brown eyes. I have always enjoyed using pink shimmery eyeshadows. Also it’s just pretty perfect for summer I think.

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Overall, if you’re looking for something very simple to apply on your eyelids, I would recommend picking up a shade from this range.

Hope you liked this post. What is your go to eyeshadow in the summer or do you even apply any when it’s too hot outside? Let me know.

Until next time,

Agota xx

5 product holiday make up

Currently as I’m writing this post I am spending my holiday back in my hometown in Hungary. The weather here is very warm already, around 27 degrees. I don’t like to apply a lot of make up when it’s this hot outside or warmer, but I still like to put a little bit of make up on to, you know, make me feel more like a functioning human. I came up with this very easy make up look and have been doing this every morning since being away, for like four days. It is so easy and simple and I only need five product. (even though I have my make up bag full of products that I brought but don’t use, haha).

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First stop is the brows. I feel like even if I didn’t have any make up on I would still like my brows to be filled in and look nice. It simply just makes your whole face look a lot better in my opinion. I have been using the brow pencil by Tanya Burr Cosmetics in the shade medium.

For eyeshadow I actually apply a highlighter also by Tanya Burr Cosmetics. It look gorgeous on the eyes, not too much yet perfectly shimmery for the sun outside.

I couldn’t go anywhere without a concealer. My dark under eyes need to be hidden away wherever I go so I always use my trusted conceal and define concealer by Make Up Revolution. The coverage with this concealer is unreal and it stays on my face for a long time even without setting it.

For my face I only use a blush. Especially if it’s really sunny outside. I want my skin to be as free of make up as possible and not let any chemicals burn into my skin. But it’s hard to resist this gorgeous blush which I think is just perfect for holidays. It is a bit shimmery and has a pink shade, very flattering on the skin too.

Last product of course has to be a mascara. Benefit’s Roller Lash is just perfect when you want your lashes to appear big and voluminous. Especially when you have so little make up on your eyes.

So this is my very easy and simple make up routine that is I think perfect and quick for holidays. How do you do your make up when you’re on holiday?

Until next time,

Agota xx

Covergirl Clump Crusher mascara review

I have had this mascara sitting in my drawer for months now and I finally opened it up and started using it. I found this mascara in TK Maxx for £4. Since Covergirl is not available in the UK I was really happy to have found it. I just could not leave it there. So this is the Covergirl Clump Crusher mascara.

The first very noticeable thing is that it has a stiff applicator with little bristles in the end. It is quite hard of a material so I’d say be careful when applying as it can be a little hard on the roots of the lashes. I can feel it scratch it sometimes when I apply too close to the roots.

For the first layer it is quite subtle, but it can definitely be build up. I think it’s good that it can be worn just easy everyday mascara with just a few layers or can be layered up for a more dramatic look.

As the name would suggest it does not clump up, which is a bonus, I am not really a big fan of clumpy lashes and this mascara does a good job of separating my lashes yet still giving them volume and thickness.

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I would say it is very black, which is what I like, and also waterproof. I does stay put all day, does not print anywhere around my eye, even when I’m just sweating so much.

For a waterproof mascara I was worried that taking it ott would be hard, but it actually comes off fairly easily. I tried it both with a make up remover and a cotton pad, also with cleansing butter. Both ways remover any traces of mascara.

I will be definitely using this mascara a lot, because I find it is perfect for summery sweaty days when I don’t have to worry about it running down my face.

Hope you liked this review, and let me know if you tried this mascara or any other mascara by Covergirl!

Until next time,

Agota xx

 

What I’m taking on holiday with me

Currently it is 24 degrees outside which makes me really happy so I thought this would be the best time to write the blog post I have wanted to write about what I’m gonna take on holiday with me. I’m going to visit my home country for two weeks at the end of May. I already know the weather there is presumably gonna be quite hot so I don’t need to take a lot of make up with me cuz they just melt off of my face. However I still like to take some essential make up products to make me look semi okay even when it’s boiling hot outside. So I’m gonna list here all the products that I’m taking on holiday with me…

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First one is a brow pencil from Tanya Burr Cosmetics, and it is their Selfie Scuplt in the shade medium. I use this everyday anyway and I feel like if nothing else is done on my face when I do my brows it makes such a difference. So that is something I couldn’t go away without.

I absolutely hate applying foundation to my face when it’s hot outside. It legit just melts form your face within a few hours, leaving you all patchy. Plus just the feeling of chemicals burning into my skin is something I cannot stand. With that said I still like to hide my dark undereyes and red spots if I have any, so I will take a concealer with me. But I absolutely try and use it to the minimum. I will take my trusty MUR concealer that will give me enough coverage and will be long lasting on my skin.

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The only thing I actually am bothered with is my eyes. I will not apply eyeshadow, again it will melt off, but cannot go without a mascara. I will purchase a big sized Benefit Roller Lash as I have just run out on my mini, and it’s cheaper at the airport to buy. I love this mascara and it will be so pretty on my lashes. With that said I will also take my another essential eye make up product, the Rimmel Exaggerate Eyeliner in black which stays put on my tightline and doesn’t run down under my eyes.

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When I’m going out in the evening I will put something on my cheeks just to give them a little somethin’ somethin’. I really like to use the cheek illuminators from Tanya Burr Cosmetics. I will use Holiday Happiness as a blush and Forever Summer as a highlighter. I think they will be perfect and just enough with my minimalist holiday make up look.

So that is all the make up I will be taking with me. I cannot wait for the two week holiday, to be off from work and I will go through some big changes too which makes me very excited too. Hope you enjoyed this blog post. What are your go to make up bits to take on holiday with you?

Until next time,

Agota xx

April Favourites

I can’t actually remember the last time I did a monthly favourites blog post so I’m excited to share with you what I have been loving in this month. I feel like I have not tried any new product before this month really but I have new make up bits I love and old ones I rediscovered, so let’s get into the blog post…

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For so long, well all my life possibly, I have been “blessed” with dark undereyes. I doesn’t really matter what cream I put there, they will still be quite dark. I have been using concealers to cover it up, of course, then I saw someone on a YT talking about this product then it hit me, why have I never tried a colour corrector?? So I ordered the Maybelline MasterCamo color correcting pen in pink. I was so surprised how much it cancels out the blue under my eyes. I use concealer after applying this and together they cover up the darkness pretty well. The only thing I’m not really happy with is the twisty applicator… I twist it and have to wait for the product to come out and then later I notice a lot of product coming out, which I still use of course, but you do have to be careful with that. Other than that I’m very happy with this new discovery.

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I don’t really know why I picked up this eyeshadow palette from Superdrug, I mean I have enough nude coloured eyeshadows, but this palette still caught my eyes, and really can you ever have enough nude eyeshadows?? I think no, haha. So this is a palette from Maxfactor with the prettiest shades ever. I like that it has matte and shimmery shadows in it too. I mostly use the mattes one for everyday, also the shimmery shades are very, very shimmery. I think it is good for travelling or going on holiday as you can create really natural looks as well as looks for the evening when you want to go out. Not mad at all that I purchased it.

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The next favourite is a product I’m not sure I actually love but yet somehow I keep reaching for it a lot. I got a sample of it in March’s Birchbox and this is the new mascara from Benefit, the BadGal Bang mascara. At first I didn’t really like this mascara, but I can’t deny that it gives big long lashes, I still find it a bit clumpy and I’m still not a big fan of that, but I think it is getting better as it is drying out a little bit. I’m not sure if I would buy it again when this runs out, probably not, but I have to say it is not as bad as I first thought it was. Also I really like how it looks on the bottom lashes.

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And lastly I have been loving the Hoola Bronzer by Benefit. (it is a sample size from Birchbox) For so long I have thought it was too dark for my skintone, but it is actually looking really nice when I blend it out. After using a cream contour for so long it was weird to use a powder one and I think powder takes longer for me to blend out. But I have been reaching for this every day this month, really loving the way it shapes my face, and just really enjoyed using it.

So these were all the products I have been loving in the month of April. Have you tried any of these products? What have been your faves this month?

Until next time,

Agota xx

April Birchbox

I know everybody says it but I’m so happy we had a few sunny and warm days in the UK. It instantly put me in a better mood and even though it is currently raining outside I still feel like I can get ready for summer, cuz it is well on the way. I have had a busy month, so this Birchbox review is a little late than usual, but I still wanted to write this blog post. The box itself is soo springy and pretty, I can’t get over it. This month’s box is a collaboration with Cath Kidston and I was really excited to receive it. So let’s see what my box contained…

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First thing is my fave thing in the box and it is an original Cath Kidston hand creme. I love hand creams I use them all year around so I’m always happy to add a new one to my collection. It smells so gorgeous, flowery, perfect for spring. It sinks in quickly too which is a huge bonus. It is sitting on my desk and I keep reaching for it a lot.

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So the second thing is a ModelCo Baked Highlighter, and it is so tiny, probably the smallest product sample I have ever got. I chose it in the shade Frose and it has a pinky undertone, which I like in my highlighters. It is gonna be a perfect addition to my spring make up looks.

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Another beauty product I have got is a Beautaniq Beauty Fill and Tame brow gel. It is a vegan formula which is great and it is enriched with aloe leaf extract so it is nourishing for the brows. Also contains glycerin so the brows won’t get crunchy or sticky which is often my issue with brow gels. I like the sound of these and I think it will a perfect product to use after I just got my brows filled in.

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I feel like this box is very make up heavy, four product out of five, but I’m not complaining about it haha. So the next sample is a BB cream by Marcelle. It is supposed to hydrate and smooth your skin, giving you a glow that I guess you would want to wear in the spring and summer. It looks a little dark at first but when you blended out it looks better on the skin. As the weather is getting warmer it will be nice to use this instead of a foundation.

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Lastly there were a skin care sample in the box too. I got the Lumene Overnight Bright Sleeping Cream. I have actually tried this but only once, I felt like it was a bit heavy on my skin like I could definitely felt like I had applied something onto my face. It did make my skin nice and soft by the morning, but I’ll be careful to use it just because of my oily skin. It has couldberry seed extract , vitamin C and hyaluronic acid to help your skin be luminous by the morning.

So this is all I had in April’s Birchbox, I hope you  enjoyed reading it. Have you tried any of these products before?

Until next time,

Agota

 

 

My body lotion collection

Now that hopefully the cold and dry months are coming to an end, I decided to share all the products that have helped my dry body to survive. I have no idea how I accumulated this many body butters and lotions and cream, but I do like each one of them because of their different consistency. And I like to use them different times too and my body needs them.

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I like to use a body butters when my skin feels really dry and I can feel it needing a lot of moisture. However I do not like the thick consistency that much I have to be honest. I usually use these on the weekend, or on days when I can stay in my pjs all day. Because trying to put on skinny jeans after putting on body butter is just the worst! I have The Body Shop Peach body butter, I do love the smell of it, it’s so good! I also have the Snowella Snow Smooth body butter, which has a lighter consistency and it makes my feel skin really smooth actually. I also have another body butter from Soap and Glory, their Daily Smooth body butter, which is not as thick as the Body Shop one, but again I really like the smell, and it sinks in a bit faster.

 

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I much prefer lotions and creams, but my fave is probably a whipped body lotion. I enjoy using the Zoella Double Cream body lotion, mostly for the scent. Although it does a good job at moisturizing my skin. My two faves have to be the Zoella Body Pudding, which I like because it sinks in so fast, and it’s just so easy and moisturizing. The other favourite of mine is the Soap and Glory Smoothie Star body lotion. It is a not as light as the body pudding, but sinks is fairly quickly and just love love the smell of it too. Goes perfectly with my same scented shower cream.

 

So this is my body butter/cream/lotion collection. I hope you liked this blog post and please share your faves in the comments!

Until next time,

Agota xx

Birchbox made me buy it

If you regularly read my blog you know that I am subscribed to Birchbox. If you don’t know what Birchbox is, it is a subscription box service, where every month they will send you a box containing five beauty samples tailored for your beauty needs. I love trying out new products, and it’s great cuz in a lot of the cases you don’t need to spend a lot of money on a product you might not even like.

I want to make this into a series of blog posts eventually. I wanted to make a blog post about the products Birchbox made me buy (bit of a cheating cuz I only bought two of these products, but only because I have not run out of the samples yet, but will definitely purchase the other two as well).

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So let’s start with two of the hair products. One of them is a Batiste Dry Shampoo 2 in 1 that I believe I got in my first ever Birchbox. I like it because it is not heavy in my hair and it also conditions my hair too. I like to use it on my second day, just before I go to bed, spraying it on my roots. I like doing it this way because it can really then soak up the grease overnight. It makes my third day hair look semi good, just enough to get through the day before I wash it in the evening.

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The other hair product is the Percy and Reed No Oil Oil . I really enjoy using this product! You don’t need to use a lot, I use 2-3 pumps for my hair (medium length). It gives volume, the fact I like about it is that it makes my parting not that obvious to see. I have thick hair, however I don’t have a lot of hair and my parting is usually very obvious. But when I use this it makes my hair look fuller and more. Also it does not weight down my hair at all, or makes it more greasy which is a huge plus! Once I run out of the sample I will be purchasing the full size for sure!

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Speaking of purchasing products in full size, I’ve just ordered my second “bottle” of this natural deodorant. First I was reluctant to try it, just cuz I’m so used to traditional deodorants that using this balm felt really weird, but luckily I gave in and tried it and now I love it. I use it every evening after showering. It definitely keeps the smelliness away. I do obviously sweat still but it is not smelly at all. Also a huge plus that it is made of natural ingredients, it makes me so happy I’m not using any chemicals around that area of my body.

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The last thing again is still a sample size product that I have not run out yet, but has fallen in love with. Because of my oily skin I like to apply no cream to my face in the evenings after doing my skincare routine, but recently I have noticed my skin actually craving moisture in the evenings as well so this night cream came very handy. It is a night cream by Thermaliv. It makes my skin feel really smooth and soft by the morning, and it doesn’t make it oily either which was something I was worried about. I think it would work really well for any skin type, especially if you have dry skin. Highly recommend!

So this was the first blog post of this series, I will try to do more, it will depend on how many products I purchase from Birchbox, but until then I hope you enjoyed reading this blog post!

Until next time,

Agota xx