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

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February Favourites

It has been soooo long since I’ve written a monthly fave post, I can’t even remember the last time. I usually just stick to the products I like for a long time before trying out something different so, no point writing about the same product every month, I think. However, since the new year started, I did change my makeup routine a bit and tried out new bits that I have been using ever since.

First I wanted to start with a rediscovery, the Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara I was obsessed with for so long, then I felt I wanted to try out different mascaras and I didn’t really use it for a while. Then recently I picked it up and I remembered how much I liked it! Don’t really have to go into the details, as I feel like we all own this mascara, but it gives length, volume, and just simply beautiful lashes that are not clumpy at all. If you haven’t tried it yet, then you definitely should, as it is one of the best, if not the best, mascara in the drugstore.

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The next thing is the Rimmel Exaggerate eyeliner, I have been using on my tightline for the last two months. I really like it there, it stays put and most importantly it does not run down under my eyes. Granted I do use a setting spray but still, sometimes eyeliners still manage to run down and leave me stuck with patches of black eyeliner at the end of my eye. Not cute, and that have been a struggle for a long time. But a good eyeliner and a setting spray works wonders.

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I have been loving another eyeliner that I got it in January’s Birchbox, and it is the Marcelle eyeliner in Charcoal. From the name I expected it to be black to be honest, but it is grey. I have been neglecting my winged eyeliner this year (although knowing me it will come back soon), trying out something different, which ended up being this eyeliner on the outer third of my eyelid. Giving sort of a smokey effect, but not too harsh, perfect for daytime.

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Also here is an unedited swatch for both of the liners:

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And my last fave for this month is an eyeshadow trio I got in February’s Birchbox  ,it is by the brand The Beauty Crop. I rarely buy new eyeshadows thinking I have enough and I should use those, so I was happy to receive a new one. It is a pretty staple trio, I like the gold and light brown shimmery shades with the dark matte at the bottom. I will say the same thing, I would like the matte one to be a bit lighter shade for the crease, but this way it is a perfect for lining my eyes. I have been enjoying to use this trio for the month of January.

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I hope you liked this post! What were you fave products for the months, and are you as excited for spring as I am? I can’t wait for warmer days!

Until next time,

Agota xx

 

Easy spring/summer make up

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With the sun being more and more out, and the weather getting warmer it truly feels like it is finally spring and summer is not that far away. Which means you can pop a bit more colour in your make up routine and I wanted to show you a pretty easy and simple make up routine that is light and easy.

After cleaning my face, I use the Body Shop Vitamin E moisturizer, which has been a favourite of mine for the last couple of weeks. Then I apply primer first. I use Benefit Porefessionals primer, as it does a great job at hiding my giant pores on my cheeks. For foundation I have been using a more watery foundation, and that is the Maybelline fit me foundation in the shade 102. It is very easy to apply blends in very easy, and because it is more watery consistency then creamy, you can barely feel it on your face. Which is perfect for when it gets warmer outside.

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For under my eyes, to cover up my dark circles, I have been using the Wonder Pencil by NYX. It  does a great job at hiding those dark circle and makes me look more awake and healthy. On top of this I use everyone’s fave concealer, the Collection Lasting Perfection one, in the shade fair. To finish off the base off my face make up , I’m setting everything with the Rimmel stay matte powder.

For my brows, I use the Natural collection eye shadow in crushed walnut. To start off my eye make up, I apply primer first. I use the NYX proof it! eye shadow primer. For my eye lids I’m using the Make Up Revolution palette, and taking the light brown shade for my crease and the lightest shade to cover all my lid. Since I want to go easy on the eye I’m only putting black eye pencil on my upper waterline. To finish off the eyes I use the new L’Oreal baby roll mascara which has become my new fave mascara. Gives such curls!

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Now I go back to finish my base make up and for contour I use Benefit’s Hoola Bronzer, and for blush and highlight I use the Tanya Burr Cosmetics cheek palette in rosy flush.

For my lips I’m also using a new discovery, and that is the Maxfactor matte lipstick in the shade rose. Such a pretty pink shade for this time of the year.

So this is my easy spring/summer make up look. Hope you liked it and recreate it too!

xx

My five top beauty products

One of my favourite blog post to read is when people write about their top fave products. When people talk about their absolute fave products I know they have been using them for a long time and they are definitely working. I find myself usually going and giving a try to those products as well, as I like trying out new stuff. So it seemed like a very good idea for my first collaboration with Amy from Everydayamyblog, to share our top five beauty products with you. Here’s the link to her top five beauty faves :

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  1. Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette

I’d say if you’re only going to invest one high end eye shadow palette, go for this one. It has every shade you could possibly need from matte shades and shimmery ones. I like natural shades for my eyes most of the time, and you really can’t go wrong with the variety you have in this palette. Perfect for everyday use to a really out there make up look. Not to mention it smells like chocolate which is the biggest bonus to it. (I mean whoever came up with the idea of scented make up was a genius)

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  1. Too Faced Melted Matte Liquefied Lipstick

Again, if you’re looking for a high end lippie and you’re not quite sure which one to go for first, and you happen to love matte lipstick, then this one is definitely the one to choose. I absolutely adore this melted lipstick. The formulation is so light yet the pigmentation is on point. It glides on like a lip gloss and dries downs to a matte lipstick. I don’t find it drying on my lips, and it lasts up to several hours. There are a lot of colours to choose from. I have the shade Queen B, but I really can’t wait to try out some new ones, like Cool Girl or Child star.

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  1. Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara

As I mentioned in one of my previous blog post, I have tried a lot of mascaras from the drugstore and it’s fair to say that this one is the best one I have ever tried. It gives volume and length, both which are very important when it comes to mascaras. It never clumps up on my lashes, and I do like to use a lot of coats, just to get the full effect ;).

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  1. Benefit High Beam highlighter

The one make up product I can’t imagine not having in my collection is a good highlighter. Before I found this gem, I used to use powder highlighter, which I still do, but this product is the most beautiful highlighter I have ever seen. It is a liquid highlighter, it has a slight pink undertone, which I love and it is also cool toned, which I find suits better my pale skin. Very easy to blend, I usually use my fingers to pat it onto my cheekbones. I find it last for a really long time and gives your make up a really nice and polished finish.

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  1. Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed powder

My last top beauty fave is this powder. I usually don’t really venture out from base make up too much when I have found something that’s working for me so well. So I have been using this product for years basically, and it just works for me perfectly. It’s not too powdery, keeps my make up matte almost all day and doesn’t make my make up look cakey. I use the shade transparent, as I don’t want more colour just something to hold my foundation in place.

I hope you enjoyed reading this post, and make sure you head over to Amy’s blog to read about her beauty faves.

What are your top five make up products, you just can’t live without?

 

Quick and easy Valentine’s day make up

I knooow that Valentine’s day is either hated or loved, but you can still find yourself just wrapped around with all the cute stuff that comes out around this time of the year. Not to mention all the make up and make up looks. I don’t particularly hate or love Valentine’s day, but since I have a boyfriend , I do want to look pretty for that day. So I though I’d come up with a quick and easy look, that’s perfect for Valentine’s day, but can be worn basically whenever you want to.

In my opinion Valentine’s day just screams red lipstick. It is an essential bit of the whole make up look. And because you’re creating a bold lip, you need to keep your eyes as simple as possible. What I had in my mind, was a more classy, ’50 look, but let me walk you through exactly how to achieve this look.

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First thing first is primer. You want your make up to last throughout the whole evening so primer is very important, I use the Benefit Porefessionals primer, as it is one of the best primer out there. It will give you a flawless base to put your make up on. For foundation, I use the Rimmel Match Perfection foundation in the shade light porcelain ( yes I am that pale! ). To make under eyes circle disappear or for any blemishes I use everyone’s favourite concealer, the Collection Lasting Perfection concealer in the shade fair. It gives you such a nice coverage without being too thick on the skin. Then I set everything with the Rimmel Stay Matte powder in the shade transparent.

After this I go onto my eyes and I will finish my face later. First I’m applying NYX Proof it! eye shadow primer, and while it sets, I’ll do my brows. I get my brows tinted, but I still like to fill them in and for that I use the Natural Collection eye shadow in the shade crushed walnut. After this I just brush them into shape, and that’s my eyebrows done. If you want you can set it with a gel, mine just usually doesn’t get messy, so I don’t need it. For my eyes I’m only applying a white, barely-able-to-see eye shadow, and that is from the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette in the shade white chocolate. Just to give my eyes some cleanness. After discovering tight lining I can’t do my make up without it. I take my Soap and Glory eyeliner pencil and line my upper lash line. This will give you fuller looking lashes. And finally I use my L’oreal Super Liner eyeliner to create a winged liner, and I’m not going shy with it 😉 To finish off the eye make up I use the Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara.

Now it’s time to finish off my face. For contouring I use the Benefit Hoola bronzer. For blush I take the Tanya Burr Cosmetics Rosy Cheek palette and apply the shade pretty peony. This is a nice pinky shade, not too strong, and it has a golden sheen to it, which I think looks pretty with the red lip look. To finish off my face I use Benefit High Beam to get the most gorgeous highlight (ever!).

Moving on to the lip, I’ll take my Rimmel Exaggerate lip liner and line my lips. Then I apply the Tanya Burr Cosmetics lipstick in the shade Big Kiss. A perfect red to wear on Valentine’s day.

Last but not least, to set everything I’m going to use The Body Shop Vitamin E hydrating face mist. I’ve recently seen it on YouTube that this mist can also be used as a setting spray, and it really does a wonderful job with keeping everything together and on your face all day.

I hope you enjoyed reading this make up look tutorial and that you recreate it!

Have a happy Valentine’s Day!

xoxo

3 fave mascaras

Ever since I started using make up, mascaras were my favourite things. They just make you pretty instantly, whether you’re wearing a full face make up or just simply mascaras, they are the one make up product it is hard to live without.

On my journey of discovering make up, I tried lots and lots of mascaras, always from the drugstore (although I can’t wait to splurge out on some high end mascaras, definitely want to try the Too Faced Better than sex mascara 😉 ).

My priorities when it comes to lashes are length and volume. The two things brands are sometimes find hard to offer in one product, but you can get lucky sometimes.

So here are my three faves at the moment, no order as I love them all equally. 🙂

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Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara (£7.99)

I’m pretty sure everyone in the beauty community has heard of this mascara, and most of you probably  have tried it as well, so it won’t come as a suprise when I say that this is the best drugstore mascara I’ve ever tried. It lifts up my lashes, makes them super long, easy to apply, no clumps at all, just beautiful voluminous lashes that last all day. I don’t use an eye lash curler, just cuz I never felt the need for it and with this mascara I don’t think you need one as it keep your lashes up and lifted for the whole day.

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Maybelline Push Up Drama mascara (£7.99)

This one is a recent find to be honest, but I fell in love with it the first time I used it. This mascara is also great, it gives you a lot of volume I find, and the little bristles on the want helps you to separate the lashes and reach even the tiny ones in the inner corner. Another reason why I love this mascara is, because I think it is perfect for the bottom lashes. I like my bottom lashes to be full to and sometimes even if I use a different mascara on the top I use this one on the bottom, just to get a little  bit more fullness.

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Rimmel London Scandaleyes Reloaded mascara (£6.99)

Another well loved mascara in the beauty community. I love this mascara for every day use, when you just want to chill so no need for dramatic lashes. Easy to apply and gives you a full lashes. I love the effect it gives to my lashes. Although I do find you need a couple of layers to get the full effect, but that is only because I find my mascaras get used to the plastic wand and need time to adjust to brush wand that this wand has.

All in all these are my absolute faves at the moment, and I like mixing them up as the days come.

Hope all of you has a lovely day/evening. 🙂

xx

Agii