Best drugstore powder??

Again I kind of wanna say that this is the best face powder in the drugstore but I have not tried all the powder so I feel like I can’t say that… but what’s the point in trying different products when you have found one that really works for you? So I can say that I have found that best face powder that works really well for me and this is the Catrice prime and fine mattifying powder.

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I do have oily/combination skin so naturally I’m always looking for powders that gonna keep me matte all day or at least as long as possible. Although in the winter my skin does get dry and less oily so then it is important that I don’t look too powdery. This powder feels very smooth and fine on the skin. I can almost say it feels like nothing and looks like nothing on my skin yet it makes everything so smooth and fills in my pores well too.

I also like the way it sets under my eyes, they never look too powder heavy and it stops any creasing that my previous drugstore powders never fully did.

I use in in the shade transparent because I don’t like my powders to have any colours.

It works well with settings sprays, I use it with my NYX Matte setting spray and it keep me looking nice and matte all day.

I feel like I really found a gem in this powder I’m already on my second pan and hitting pan on it as well. The one thing I really want to do is try their loose powder as well see if it is as good as this one. Probably is.

Have you tired anything from Catrice Cosmetics? Any fave products? Any good drugstore powders that are your holy grail ones? Let me know, I’m curious.

That’s all for this little review, I hope you liked it.

Until next time,

Agi xx

New MUR palette discovery

So when I say new, it is not exactly a new palette for me it is a new discovery and such a god one that I have to share it with you. I think we all know that MUR is great at making eyeshadow palettes that are good on quality yet very affordable. I already own two palettes from them and I use them quite often. But I wanted a bit of change in the eyeshadows I was using, just sort of got tired of the same shades and colours I was using so I picked up this palette and absolutely fell in love with it and have been using it since.

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So I have now had this palette for about 2 months and the first thing I like about it is how many shades you get. The second thing is that they are ridiculously pigmented. I can use the brown shades for my lash line as a liner and they actually show up. They are very dusty might I add so definitely not a creamy texture but I don’t have trouble blending them out so I don’t mind it. They do have a little fallout as well but again does not bother me as long as I can work with them easily on the eyes.

I also enjoy that you can create so many looks with it from very natural to very dramatic. A lot of the shades are mattes and again so pigmented. They are just a joy to play around with. I use one of the darker brown shade to fill in my brows and it does a brilliant job at that too.

I really like when a palette work this well for me and well it is only 8 pounds.

Instead of swathes I decided to do a makeup look using the berry shades of the palette which are definitely the prettiest ones.

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Hope you liked this little review and the make up look!

Do you like Make Up Revolution? Which one of their product is your fave?

Until next time,

Agi xx

2018 favourites

Well hello and welcome back everybody! It has been forever since I posted but my excuse is that I was studying for exams and also have been through a few illnesses in December and overall I feel like December is always very tiring so could not find the time to post anything. With that being said I have also really missed blogging and can’t wait to get back to it. First post is gonna be a fave products of 2018 which I have been seeing everywhere and I hope I’m not too late with it. I like reading this posts and seeing these videos on YT because I always feel like if someone liked a product throughout a year then it must be a really good product, so let’s see what were my favourite products were  in 2018.

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Catrice Cosmetics Mattifying powder

I am the kind of person where if I find something that works really well for me I will stick to it and just don’t try out anything else, so when I tried this powder I knew I found a holy grail product. This powder is great, first of all it doesn’t look powdery on the skin, fills in my pores and just really smoothes my skin. I actually can’t wait to try out their loose powder, see how good it is to bake with, but yeah most days I only wear my Benefit Porefessionals primer and this on top, and concealer where needed and it gives such a smooth natural looking skin that I have been really into recently.

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Catrice Ultimate Matte lipstick in 070 Nude Crush Everyday

Another greatest discovery of the year is this lipstick which is everything. Matte, pigmented, comfortable to wear, non drying and has a good staying power too and it is from the drugstore. I absolutely adore the shade, I really like mauvy nudes and pinks and this is right up my street. I love wearing this all the time, it goes with pretty much any make up look. Love love love it. (if you couldn’t already tell)

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Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

Mascaras have always been my fave make up items and this mascara has quickly became my ride or die mascara. I don’t own any other mascaras that give such length and volume at the same time. I love how it looks like on photos, almost like I’m wearing falsies when I don’t. It is easy to remove, the only thing is that it’s not waterproof and in the summer I do get smudges underneath my brows from it, which is not ideal, but honestly it doesn’t bother me that much because it’s all worth it for the effect it gives on the eyes. I don’t own many high end mascaras, but I feel like I don’t really need to look for another one when I already found one that’s working for me really well.

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Browcote Waterproof Brow Sealer

I got this brow gel in one of my Birchbox and honestly wasn’t expecting it to turn out to be my fave brow gel. (I would like to say that is is a clear gel, but I have been using it and it’s got discoloured from my brow product.) I like that I can’t see it in my brows yet it keeps them in place without that hard crunchy feeling that other brow gels give. The price point is so good too. I have not used any other brow gel for month and I’m already on my second bottle. I think I found a winner here as well.

So these were all my absolute favourite make up items in 2018, I could say these are also my ride or die product as well, just bloody love them. Simple as that.

What have been your absolute fave make up products in 2018 I would love to know?

Until next time,

Agi xx

A few of my favourite things (autumn edition)

I actually have never been a fan of this season until I moved to the UK and here most people really like Autumn, so much that is actually rubbed of on me too and I catch myself enjoying this time of the year very much. So I wanted to share with you all the random things I enjoy the most, which are probably very cliche ones, but oh well… at least it’s #relatable.

 

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1. Knitwear and hats

Let’s start with the first cliche thick jumpers and hats. They keep me warm (obviously), but they are also so cozy and easy to wear. I don’t usually put a lot of thoughts into my outfits so having to throw on a jumper is actually just perfect.

I was the kind of kid who never wanted to wear hats, but growing up and now being 26, I love wearing them. Granted they look a lot better now than they did back then! Also like the fact that you can hide your unwashed hair from the public for a day more, by wearing them. Win win!

2. Hot chocolate

Onto the second cliche one, but I was never one avid hot chocolate drinker in this season, but this year, I’ve already had more than possibly previous years combined. My fave one ver is Costa’s Black Forest Hot Chocolate and I can’t wait to get more and more of it, but I like a homemade chocolate just as much. Fave is at the moment my salted caramel one, with whipped cream and all the marshmallows.

3. TV shows

Autumn and generally winter nights in are perfect to curl up on my bed and watch TV shows and of course eat some food and snacks as well (or better drink a hot chocolate). Some of the TV shows I love at the moment are Riverdale ( of course! ), Supergirl, Dynasty and The Flash. But if I want something absolutely comfortable and cosy to watch Gilmore Girls is the way to go.

4. My bed

Probably the randomest of them all. It is not my dream bed, it’s just a bed that came with the rented house we live in, but I feel like with enough pillows, I managed to make it my fave space in the house. (especially this time of year!)

5. Candles aaaand fairy lights

I always have fairy light on when I sleep anyway, but this season I like to have more of them on and just making the room really cosy and warm, especially when it’s cold and rainy outside.

What can I say candles are really essentials this season, or rather how can you exist without candles lit in your house in this season?? I like vanilla scents a lot and my fave is from Yankeee candles, and it’s their vanilla cupcake one. And I can’ wait to get more festive scented candles burning in December. Also really like candles from Primark their cheap and still smell amazing!

I hope you liked this blog post! What are your fave things that are really autumnal?

Until next time,

Agota xx

Getting ready for Autumn… my jacket/coat collection

Okay so I actually don’t have a lot of winter coats, but coats for autumn and spring I have a lot of. They are mostly hands down from my sister and my friends and the good old charity shops, but I still like them nonetheless, and this is supposed to be more of an inspirational fashion blog post, rather than coats you can actually buy in the shops, so sorry about that. Still, I wanted to snap a few pics and share them with you. I know I like looking at outfits, that are just simple everyday ones, and not necessarily have to spend money on them, but I might find them in my own wardrobe too. So hope you like this post!

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Until next time,

Agota xx

NYX Powder Puff Lippie

This was such an interesting concept form NYX and I bought two shades months ago and then I was just unmotivated to blog and all… but here I am finally giving my thoughts on this product. So let’s just get straight into it.

Firstly I got the shades Cool intentions and Moody, actually I think they will be pretty good shade choices for the coming Autumn. So the product comes out at the end through the applicator as a cream and then it turns into a mousse-y kind of powder when you apply it to the lips. The application is really easy. I find it really comfortable to wear, actually not even feeling like I have anything on my lips.

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They are pigmented and I don’t find them drying on my lips, however with the shade Moody I did notice it started bleeding after a few hours so would definitely recommend using a lip liner with it.

They don’t feel tacky on the lips, like I said they feel like nothing on the lips. They have a matte finish, which I generally prefer, however unfortunately they do not dry down completely, I don’t think they’re supposed to, so naturally you have to keep reapplying hem throughout the day especially after eating.

I do like these lippies, the only thing I don’t like about them is what I just mentioned. I prefer lipstick that dry down and stay in place. But nontheless I will still use them, cause they are really pretty and comfortable on the lips.

Have you tried this product before? What did you think? If you haven’t, do you want to try them? Let’s have a chat in the comments!

Hope you liked reading this blog post and…

Until next time,

Agota xx

Bilou Foaming Shower Gels

I have seen these products all over IG and YT and yet everytime I went into Superdrug I would forget to pick it up and try it for myself, until now. I finally remembered when I was out shopping and since it was 3 for 2, I obviously had to get 3 of the Bilou shower gels.

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First of all I really love the packaging I think it is cute yet simple. It is easy to use, and not just that it is so fun to use too. And don’t even get me started on the scents… they all remind me of sweets from my childhood and honestly I could even eat them probably… they smell that delicious.

They leave my skin feeling nice and clean. The reason why I really like these products is because they actually make me excited to get in the shower and I love when shower gels and body lotions that does that to you (is that just me??). I wake up and already can’t wait for my shower time at the end of the day.

So I have been using them non stop and I am really happy with them. Have you ever tried them before? Which one is your fave?

Until next time,

Agota xx

Castle Combe

One of my favourite places to visit here in England is little villages. I absolutely love the vibe that’s there, all the history, you can feel the time that has passed in the air. I first visited Castle Combe few years ago and gone back there a few times since. This tiny little village is so beautiful, that I decided amongst all the beauty posts I really need to mix it up and show you this wonderful place. Hopefully  my photos will do justice, but I would definitely recommend visiting this place if you can. Hope you enjoy the photos!

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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

Going through a big change

So this is a story time kind of blog post which is something I have never done before but now I do actually have a story to tell. Before I started blogging I have had this big issue and that was my teeth. I have been loving make up and playing around with it and all for a long time, but my teeth have always held me back. I think I liked putting make up on my eyes so it actually drew attention from my lips, and with that my teeth. I didn’t used to use lipstick or any lip product at all basically until like 3 years ago. Then I got a little bit of courage thinking, sod it, my teeth are not that terrible, they make me me and all those kinds of thoughts.

Don’t get me wrong, they weren’t that bad I think, just sticking out bunny teeth, also had lots of filling done to them too. I just have bad teeth, I also admit not really looking after them when I was a kid, but also my mum had a lot of problems with hers so I guess I kind of got that from her, cheers mum!

Anyway, they never actually bothered me, I guess I was ignoring how they actually looked when I spoke and smiled, also no one has ever said anything bad about them, so I wasn’t really conscious of them either.

They were bad teeth though, 3 of my front 4 teeth have had root canal treatment done to them when I was around 13, 14 years old. And fillings too as I have mentioned before. Then two years ago I was ‘lucky’ enough to have cysts on two of my front teeth too. I could not believe it… So I had to get a little operation done to them, which all went fine, but then the root filling started to get discolouration, turning my teeth basically very grey. These were obviously my front teeth so I hated that and how they were looking. Naturally I went to the dentist to ask what can be done… with all that trouble I had already had with them the only solution was to get crowns.

I don’t know if you knew this but these things can be quite expensive in the UK, especially if you go private, so I decided to get them done back home in Hungary. When I went back home in September they said they need two weeks to get it done, so the closest I could do it was May, which were a lot of months of waiting for it. It all had to do with my holidays and all so that’s why I had to wait. I hated it, still liked wearing lipstick, but knowing how they looked… I got to the point where I didn’t even dare to smile in public or laugh. I really hated it. So as scared as I was of getting them done, I wanted it more.

So that was basically my two week holiday in May. I still fully enjoyed my time home, also getting my teeth done. I have crowns, they look straighter, and all in all just looks a hundred times better than my original teeth ever did. I only had to do four appointments to get them done, there was a lot of injections, but it was all worth it. It definitely boosts my confidence and I am just so happy with them. I have always felt like I have something to hide, could never actually smile on photos, but now I finally can!

So this is the big change I have gone through at the end of May. It also took me a long time to write this post, not sure if I wanted to share this or not, but in the end I thought it might help some people in some way.

I hope you liked this post and I know we should all love ourselves for how we look and all that, but there is also nothing wrong with changing something that you don’t like about yourself. Mind you I probably would have never got them fixed if they weren’t slowly turning black. All I’m trying to say that it is okay to change something about yourself that you don’t like if it holds you back and you know you will feel a lot better after it. I honestly feel a lot better about myself, about how I look.

Until next time,

Agota xx