My morning skincare routine

In the past, I’ve had a lot of skin problems (blemishes, blackheads, very oily and shiny skin, etc), so I did a lot of searching on the internet, trying to find the cause of my problems and more importantly, how to prevent them.

I found out, that the most important thing in skincare is to always check for ingredients at the back of the product – the higher on the list that the ingredient is, the more of it is in the product. So my first thing was to avoid products that have ‘alcohol denat’ on the top of the list. This one dried out out my skin – ironically making it even more oily and problematic.

I also decided to narrow down my skincare routine to minimum – use fewer, but more quality products. And by quality I don’t mean more expensive.

Skin care routine

So here are my top 3 choices at the moment.

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A pop of color and disappointment from the drugstore

I was looking for some simple but a bit different make up products from what I normally wear, mostly because in the summer time I don’t want to wear a full face of makeup but still want to wear some.

Drugstore haul

I was looking for blue eyeliner for a really long time, and they are really popular this season. I decided to buy one from a brand called Misslyn in the color Morocco nights, because so far I was really impressed with their products. The ‘waterproof’ statement convinced me in the store, so I decided to get it.

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Mint & white OOTD

I always wear white in the summer time because I’m very pale and it doesn’t look very good on me when I don’t have a bit of a tan. I love wearing white pants, I think they make you look very summery and cute, plus I finally get the chance to wear nice sandals and show off my nail polish.

OOTD

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Makeup Revolution – Review & Swatches

For the past week or two I’ve been testing out Makeup Revolution products. I had a lot of fun playing around with different eye shadows and blushes, and because the weather was very hot at the seaside, I thought this will be a great test to see what the true quality of these products is.

Let’s start with their Eye shadow palette called Iconic 3.

Some say this palette is a perfect dupe for Naked 3 palette, and swatches on the internet sure look convincing. The packaging is nicely made; it doesn’t feel cheap or breakable in your hands. I packed it in my suitcase and none of the eye shadows cracked or got damaged during traveling.

The palette comes with a sponge applicator, but I never use them, because I prefer using brushes. The only downside considering the packaging for me is the fact that there’s no built in mirror.

Iconic 3 palette

The palette has 12 shades, 4 of them are matte, 3 of them are metallic and the rest of them have a bit of a sheen/shimmer to them. I really like this kind of variety, because you can create many different looks using just one palette and if you are all about neutral shades like me, this palette will be perfect for you.

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Quick and easy vegetarian lunch!

For this whole week at the seaside my boyfriend decided to eat vegetarian food with me. And because this was our vacation, the last thing we wanted to do was to spend all of our time in the kitchen.

My parents recently went on a trip to Italy and brought back many different kinds of pasta, and this ones seemed the most interesting of them all. They are shaped as bows, and the different colors are actually different ingredients in them (wheat, beet powder, curcuma).

pasta

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Summer Essentials

Hello again!

It’s finally THAT time of the year; enjoying hot summer weather, being on the beach and having some free time. I decided to make a short post about my summer essentials, because this year, I’m really excited about all of them.

beauty products

Summer essentials

I bought this gorgeous neon pink bikinis in Calzedonia and those cute blue flip flops with some summery accessorize on them last year in a small shop at the Mall. Kimono’s are a must have this summer and I really like this one because it’s really light weight and has a very nice flower print all over it.

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