Festive season, Christmas season the GLAM SEASON….
Don’t know about you but I love this time of year when we not only can wear all the cozy sweaters and big snugly coats. Spending evenings wrapped in blanket watching Netflix (anyone else obsessed with new season of DYNASTY ??!!)
And although I love those cozy, warm outfits I get most excited for the Sequins and glitter, the long gowns and over the top heels. Have I mention glitter yet ….? ❤
Festive season is the time when you can stop worrying about what appropriate and simply enjoy yourself and wear that sparkly top that’s been hidden for the past 10 months in the back of your closet.
Personally I love the simplicity of the long gown (yes I have few too many), but I also won’t say no to that sparkly top paired with smart wide leg pants, and let’s not forget to drape that long coat to keep you warm and to tie the outfit together.
Let me share with you some of my favorite pieces for this party season.
The Long And Sophisticated
The Short and Sexy
You might notice that I like the tailored dresses if I go short/midi. One of the best places I found is Lavish Alice , I loved this brand for a long time and quality is always outstanding.
One of my favorite thing about those gray and cold days in Uk are coats. The snugly and yet so fashionable addition to our wardrobe. River Island leads the way when it comes to that designer look for a lot less. Check out few of my picks for this season + a stunning piece from Lavish Alice with asymmetric flap. In Love !!
Now available to purchase on BeautyBay .Hands down this got to be my new favorite highlighter . The glow is stunning and the undertone is perfect for my medium skin tone. Described as peachy pink shimmer , rose gold perfection in powder , and it’s just gets better the more you blend .
Formula is very smooth and there is no visible chunks of glitter , highly-pigmented and easy-to-blend .
They also have shade Blossom Glow that might be more suitable for those fair skin gals, tho I think I could get away with it if I liked silver undertones on myself .
Overall I would recommend this Wet n Wild Highlighter to everyone who wants that bright yet sophisticated glow . Whether you are die hard drugstore lover or you swear by high end makeup this would be a great addition to your collection. I can’t get over the fact that it only cost £3.75 . My love for the brand just keeps on growing . Good job Wet n Wild !! ❤
WetnWild officially arrived on BeautyBay about a month ago and that makes me so happy. I watched makeup videos from some of my favorite Youtube Beauty Creators from USA and they always have some great finds from that brand . Sadly for us in England access was very limited and a lot more expensive .
I went ahead and purchased a few products from their range that are very popular . Check out my thoughts below .
Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation 6£
Cruelty free & vegan
I heard so much hype about this little bottle that I had to try it for myself and find out if this will look good on my oily/combo skin . What a surprise it was for me when it actually looked lovely and stayed on pretty well for a good 8 hours ( which is a lot considering my skin type ) .
Finish is natural , hence why it looks so nice on a skin and gives you that blurring effect . Will it replace my favorite YSL All Hours & Laura Marcier Flaweless Fusion … No, it won’t but I enjoy it a lot for those everyday moments. Specially for such an amazing price . I’m pretty sure this would look amazing on normal to dry skin ( lucky you !) . The only downside is the shade range . Still very limited on our Uk site Beauty Bay .
MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Metallic Eyeshadow 5£
Shells and Whistles ( top)
Cashmere Love ( bottom)
Sparkly miracle in a tube. A long lasting metallic eyeshadow that dries down and stays on all nigh . Good dupe for Stila liquid shadow for a fraction of the price . I think you can say by just the picture above how pretty those liquid shadows are . I love using it as a liner as well as all over the eyelid.
Summer is here , and we had some serious heatwaves here in UK ( not something we get often , but oh boy when we do… ) . As much as I love the full face of makeup , sadly now it’s not the best time for it . I tried to embrace the more “NATURAL” look , which in my case means less foundation, more powder & bright lip . Anyone can relate ?
One thing that can bring our minimalist look to life and give us that sexy , young look is good red lipstick . And for the summer we are talking bright & bold and what most important stay in place . Red lipstick can be paired with almost any outfit and will make it look like you tried a lot harder then you did . Here are my few picks for summer 2018 .
Love this one . The formula is perfect if you into something less drying . Very soft almost fluffy texture when first applied that then dries into very comfortable matte . There is a bit of transfer with this lippy , tho its nothing major and I feel confident while wearing it. Classic packing that feels nice and heavy-ish .
Very similar shade to Ofra liquid Lipstick in Venice . Nice and long wearing but dries fully so remember to exfoliate before going in with a lippy . I find it comfortable and budge proof . So if you want to kiss that boy …. go for it !
This one took me by surprise. This Pigment Lipstick cost only 4£ , it’s Makeup Revolution so I expected it to like it but I have totally fallen in love with this little number . Pigment is amazing and color is absolutely beautiful . Matte orange red in sleek black tube that gets compared to NARS powermatte lip pigments. Applicator is perfect , applies product evenly and helps to create neat edge . Takes few good minutes to dry but it also takes a while to remove it .
Let me know if you have any recommendation for Bright red lip in comments below .
Makeup Revolution dropped new Collab Pallet just few weeks ago with a Polish Youtuber Maxineczka . I fell in love straight away and had to dip my brush in it . It sold out in Poland withing few days ( Huge congratulation to Maxineczka !!!).
This is not a full on review , but I wanted to show you a couple of looks that I come up with using this palette . Full review with swatches is coming soon tho , but for now I can only say that I recommend Beauty Legacy ( 10 £ ) to all of you guys ( as soon as it’s back in stock again) .
Stunning packaging , hard cardboard with big mirror ❤
Copper will take any eye look to the next level .
Brick , Ash & Copper with dab of highlighter in inner corner . Maybelline Gel eyeliner and Canvas on a brow bone.
Look at that Orchid shade, absolutely breathtaking .
Brick , Ash & Orchid with Canvas on brow bone . Smoke on outer edge & Copper on inner corner .
Full palette review is coming up with swatches but so far I’m super impressed with pigmentation and shade range .
I love a good Face Mask , what’s a better excuse to just stay in , run a bath , lit a candle and chill with music in a background or a TV show ( is anyone else obsessed with new Dynasty …?! ) I take my weekly Netflix catch up very seriously and nothing will stop me from watching Fallen and Crystal slaying all the way through ❤
It says it will unclogs blackheads and leaves the skin pure and fresh without drying it out. Claims to be perfect for spots and blemish skin ( which I do suffer with along side of combo/oily skin).
Good mask to keep your skin in nice condition . The price is great and packaging is nice quality . Works well and I reach for it once a week . The only downside is that it’s harder to get off then Glow mask . You have to make sure to take your time with washing it off as the blue clings to your face . On the other side looks great if you are going for that Smurf Look 🙂 It’s got pretty thick consistency but glides on without problem and dries in a short amount of time , so there is no worry you will end up with blue all over you and your hair .
I was so excited to try this one ! It claims to Brighten and Exfoliate and make skin softer. Pores will feel tighter, skin texture will be refined and have a healthy glow . This Glow mask have a unique beaded texture that actually feels lovely on a skin while exfoliating.
It works , it does leave your skin feeling soft and healthy looking. I love using it twice a week just to wake up my skin .
Overall, I enjoy L’Oreal masks and I would like to try few more . I’m also interest in their new Face scrubs that looks absolutely delicious .
Those past two months have been fun for me, in both social life and makeup area. I been keeping myself busy traveling back and forth to Manchester to attend concerts and music gigs ( actual heaven for a music lover like me ) .
So , apart from great music and finally seeing High Valley live ( so happy <3). I also had a chance to attend Makeup Class with Marlena Stell Founder and CEO of Makeup Geek , she also got an amazing Youtube channel .Meeting her was such a pleasure and amazing experience ,she is the sweetest person ever ( girl crush ) ❤
But enough about my social life ! Let’s get to what really interest you if you are reading this post .
MONTHLY BEAUTY FAVORITES
If you follow me on Instagram then you already might have idea what I been obsessed with the past few months .
Took me a while to purchase this one , this palette is so hyped up that I decided to wait … But let’s be honest I had to had it in the end . And yes, it’s all true . Pigment , blend and those stunning shades. 35 shades that deliver beautiful finish in matte , shimmer and metallic finish. Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation
My love affair with this foundation started about the month ago and I can’t get enough of it . It provides me with a full coverage while feeling light on a skin and what most important last through the day without turning into hot mess . And that my lovely people is a big thing for me since I have combo to oily skin .
Beautiful trio of highlighters that make you glow all day long . I fell in love with this palette and how blinding this highlighter is . Nightlight and Starlight are perfect for my complexion. Also perfect for traveling with that slim case . Love . It.
Brows , I always struggle with them . I have thick brows that are hard to put in place and stay in place. Recently Makeup Revolution Pomade joined my Favorite drawer ( yes I have one of those and I know you do too ) . Soft and creamy formula that gives you that smudge proof finish.
I’m always disappointed with concealers so I was truly surprised when I tried Catrice concealer and it actually looked good on me ! It offers high coverage and stays on for a long time. I like to set it with powder , because no one got a time for creasing !
I hope you guys enjoyed my little Beauty Favorite List and maybe you find something you would really like .