Holiday Giveaway {100$ PayPal Cash}

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Hey everyone:)

13 days till Christmas...can you believe it? To celebrate that I teamed up with 10 wonderful bloggers to give you a small gift :) As you already guessed, the prize is 100$ in PayPal cash!!! The winner will get the money transferred in their PayPal account and from there is your choice how to spend it! Just fill in the Rafflecopter widget below & fingers crossed :)


๐ŸŽ„ Christmas Tree Nail Art (NOTD + Tutorial) ๐ŸŽ„

Monday, December 9, 2013

Hey guys :)

Since December started I feel very festive and I always want to have something Christmas inspired around me, so what better than nails ? A couple of days ago I wanted a Christmas tree on my nails so I decided to google it and I discovered a lot of ways to achieve it, but all of them were including things I didn't have at home (stamping plates, doting tools, nail art brushes, nail stickers, etc.). I wasn't willing to wait to get them, so I came up with my own way of doing it with what I had around. Lets cut it to the chase and show you what I used:


#2014BloggerChallenge

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Hey guys :) 

Today I actually wanted to post a NOTD and a "how to" video, but time is not my friend this weekend, so instead of that I decided to let you know about something really cool that I found yesterday. 

What it is? Yes, you guessed! It's #2014BloggerChallenge. 

You don't know what it's that? 

It basically challenges you to post twice a month something that you wouldn't normally write about. 

You can sign up by sending an e-mail to Gaby (anothergirlyblg@gmail.com) from AnotherGirlyBlog with your name and link to your blog. You can also read more about this challenge here, where Gaby explains it better than I do. 

Now I need to go back to write some beautiful school reports :( Yay for me!!!

xoxo
Cristina




The Christmas Tag

Thursday, December 5, 2013

I didn't do a tag in so long (I can't say I posted so much during the last half a year, but still...) that I miss it. Few days ago, I saw this tag on Nina's Bargain Beauty Blog and I thought it's perfect considering how much I love Christmas! I could go on and on about how much I love Christmas, but I guess you'll get bored even before reading the tag questions, so I will just resume to the tag...



November Favorites !

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Hello beauties :)

November passed and we are now in the last month of 2013...Really, where did this year go?!  Anyways, new month means favorites of the past month! I am trying to make my posts shorter and less ramble so lets cut to the chase.


NOTD: Romanian Flag Gradient Nails !

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Happy December everyone :)

If you have read my blog before, you would know that I am Romanian.  1st of December has a double meaning for me: on one hand it starts the greatest and happiest month of the year and on the other is the national day of Romania. While I was living there, I wasn't doing anything special on this day, but since I am away I like to spice up my makeup or my nails for the occasion. Last year I did an eye look inspired by the colors of the flag(which unfortunately never made it online) so this year I decided to do Romanian Flag Gradient Nails and here is what I used:


theBalm Sexy Mama Translucent Powder Review

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

I am trying my best right now to be more organized and find time for blogging and considering you are reading this, it means that I'm managing! Anyways, let get to today's subject: theBalm Sexy Mama Translucent Powder. You may have heard me talking about this powder in the beginning of the year and how much I loved it, but how do I feel about it now?

October Favorites!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

I know! I've been a bad blogger during the last months, but I really have a lot going on right now and there is more to come...Unfortunately, right now, blogging can't be a priority, but I will blog whenever I find the time (like now). Anyways, where did 2013 go? It's almost the end and unfortunately I can't say I accomplished to many of my 2013 resolutions....Back to the subject: October favorites!


New YouTube Video :)

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Hello ladies :)

This is just a quick post to let you know that I am still alive :) Also, recently I uploaded a new video on my YouTube channel and this time is in much better quality :)


It would mean the world to me if you could check it out and subscribe if you like it. Currently I am editing a "Get ready with me" video, so if you want to know when that goes up, make sure to subscribe :)

Also video suggestions would be great :)

If you have a YouTube channel make sure to leave a link so I can check you out :)

xoxo
Cristina

Top 5 Foundation Brushes

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

When I was starting up building my brush collection, the most important part for me was to have good foundation brushes and eyeshadow blending brushes. That being said, I decided to come up with 2 posts telling you about my top 5 foundation brushes and eyeshadow blending brushes. Because I usually do my foundation first, I decided the first post to be about foundation brushes, so here it goes...

FOTD Shopping Saturday

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Hey guys:)

I realized I didn't post a FOTD in ages so it's time to fix this. Last Saturday I actually went to a little shopping trip. I didn't buy as much as I expected but at least I relaxed and have a look around shops. On the day I decided to keep my look simple, but with some autumnal influences and here it's the result.

September Favorites!

Friday, October 4, 2013

September is gone and this means that in 3 months 2013 is over. I really can't believe how fast this year went away....

Anyways, one month ending means it's time for favorites :) This month I have a lot of new favorites and I am actually happy because of this- it means I didn't waste my money and I actually like what I bought recently!

essence all about matt! fixing loose powder review

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Hey guys :)

After thinking for a while what post should I write today I came to the conclusion that another review is due! essence all about matt! fixing loose powder actually really impressed me! I bought it in July mainly to have a translucent powder which would suit most skin tones of my clients and in the same time keep the skin matte for longer periods of time.


Bioderma vs L'Oreal - The Battle of Micellar Waters

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

I bet more then one was curious how the new L'Oreal Sublime Soft Pure Micellar Cleansing Water compares to the infamous Bioderma Sensibio Micelle Solution. When the L'Oreal one hit the shelf this summer I was so excited than I may find a cheaper version of my beloved Bioderma, but did I?


Life Update! (Again!)

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Hey guys :)

I know that after announcing that I will post at least every other day in August, I just gave up and that's bad! I broke a promise! Reason? I really didn't expect to have to have so many things to do before I left Romania, I was expecting packing and that's all....but no, I needed to buy stuff, to see people and though I thought I will leave home smiling, I actually felt quite sad. Anyways, after settling in back in Finland, we went to London!!!  That was really the best trip till now!

Blogust #4: Firmoo Review!*

Monday, August 5, 2013

Yeah, I know...I skipped a day, but I said since the beginning of this that one post will be up at least every other day, so I am not so bad...

Anyways, today's post in long due and when I say long I mean it! I was supposed to have this post up long time ago, but as I said in my first Blogust post....I rather have waited and come back with quality posts than write rubbish, just to have something up. I think you already guessed, today I have a Firmoo review (by the way Firmooo, I apologize to have this up soooo late!). I know the blogosphere was full of Firmoo reviews at some point, so maybe it's a good think I've waited with mine? We'll see...

Let's cut to the chase: a long while ago, Firmoo offered to send me to pairs of glasses (a vision one and a pair of sun glasses). I would normally need to wear prescription glasses, but I just can't wear them, I mean I just don't like the idea to wear glasses every second of the day (I know there are contact lenses, but my parents don't trust me around those for some reason,) so I opted out just for computer glasses (without any vision correction) with this frame.

Do I like them?

Blogust #3: NYX and e.l.f. haul

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Hey guys :)

It's day 3 of Blogust so it's time for the 3rd post this month :) Two weeks ago I was a very naughty girl and I place 2 orders online just because .... From all this items, I think I really needed 2, but only one proved to be useful, so yeah....



Blogust #2: July Favorites!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Hello lovely people :)

I said it yesterday and I say it again: I am back ! Being the beginning of the August, what better time to do my July favorites? I shopped quite a lot during my "blogging brake", so this time I will show you a lot of new favorites which are also summer themed.

Without further due, I present you my July faves:


Blogust #1 - Do you remember me?

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Hello people ...

Do you still remember me? You guessed, it's me, Cristina....the girl who abandoned her blog for more than 3 months....why ? I can't say I was busy, I can't even say that someone close to me had problems.....I just wasn't in the mood?! Well...yeah...I wasn't in the mood,I've been extremely lazy and I guess and I've had some technical problems as well...but the main reason it that I wasn't in the mood - I just didn't feel like blogging, but i felt like spending time on redoing my blog template :) By the way, what do you think about the new look? There might be some flows, because I did it by my self, but I am pretty satisfied.

Anyways, let me fill you....

1. I took makeup classes - don't get me wrong, I don't think that after 2 weeks of classes I am a makeup artist, but I definitely think that I am on my way and I am happy with my progress. You can see some pictures with that here, here, here and here. Also, here and here are 2 pictures from the exam day. There should be an fantasy makeup picture as well, but it never made it to Facebook. 

bloglovin' Friday Blog Hop #2

Friday, April 19, 2013

Hello lovely people :)

As you probably heard already, GFC might go away on 1st of July, once Google reader is gone. I know a lot of people are scared of this moment, but lets face it: there are good alternatives to GFC, bloglovin' being one of them. It's easy to log in with your Facebook and the latest posts from the blogs you follow as displayed in a similar way YouTube displays the videos on the subscriptions page. That being said, I teamed up with 2 lovely ladies (Dyna from Makeup by Dyna and Nina from Nina's Bargain Beauty) and created this blog hop so we can all share our bloglovin' profiles :)

Without further due, HAPPY HOPING and don't forget to follow the rules:

Miss Ramble #13 When Life Happens ....

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Hello lovely people :)

I thought today I'll do a ramble post to update you with what has been going on in my life during the last week and also what it will happen during the next couple of weeks....

Lets start with the past: during the last week I've been really busy packing and packing again....In my last ramble post I was saying that if I don't find a job in Finland, I may need to go back home (to Romania)....Well....I didn't find a job so this means that tomorrow, me and my boyfriend are moving out from our (rented) apartment in Finland. That makes me so sad, but show must go on...

This brings me to future: tomorrow we are going to Estonia (his home country), where I'll stay 1 week and then go to Romania. As you may have guessed, these means a lack of posts from me....I really to spend this time with my boyfriend, as we might not see each other for 4 months!!!! That's a lot of time...On Monday we gave up and accepted that we'll be going home, and you can't imagine what was my mood...Lets just say that I don't have tears anymore. Really, I feel like crying but tears are not coming....

bloglovin' Friday Blog Hop #1

Friday, April 12, 2013

Hello lovely people :)

As you probably heard already, GFC might go away on 1st of July, once Google reader is gone. I know a lot of people are scared of this moment, but lets face it: there are good alternatives to GFC, bloglovin' being one of them. It's easy to log in with your Facebook and the latest posts from the blogs you follow as displayed in a similar way YouTube displays the videos on the subscriptions page. That being said, I teamed up with 2 lovely ladies (Dyna from Makeup by Dyna and Nina from Nina's Bargain Beauty) and created this blog hop so we can all share our bloglovin' profiles :)

Without further due, HAPPY HOPING and don't forget to follow the rules:

Kindle Fire HD Giveaway!!!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


There is no doubt that Isabelle Thornton of Le Chateau des Fleurs is talented.  This French-girl-gone-Utah has a wildly popular blog full of interesting DIY posts, photography, giveaways, and great reviews.  Aside from being an awesome blogger, she also creates fun apps for phones.  Previously her "Make Me Skinny" or Bon Bon app has kept many entertained as they edited and adjusted photos on their iPhones, and now I'm excited to announce she's released an entirely new app!  This one is different, and for Android!

NOTD Polka Dots with an Accent Heart

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Hello lovely people :)

I hope your weekend started well and you are ready to read my post. Actually it won't be too long because I'm just showing you what I had on my nails in the last 3 days. If you liked my Facebook Page or follow me on Twitter you might have seen it already, but for all the others, here it is:


FOTD - Sof and Natural & a Touch of Purple {1st Blog Anniversary !!!}

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Hello beautiful people :)

Guess what?! My blog is today one year old!!! I am so proud of myself and my little blog :) Anyways, today's post it's a look... What can I say...I enjoy taking pictures of my self lately (joke). Without further due, here it's what I used:


March Haul {or not?!}+ What I Think!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Hello hello,

Happy Wednesday :) For some reason time seems to fly lately and I just don't seem to catch it...That might sound weird, but lately, though I don't have any school work to do, it seems that I never have enough time for everything I want to do...I guess it's just life...Anyways, today normally would be the day to post my March haul, but guess what? I've been an incredibly good girl during the month of March and I I bought only two items: one was necessary and one...well, it was a good bargain. Maybe you noticed, maybe not, I didn't post any March wishlist at the beginning of the month and that was mainly because when I have a wishlist I just feel I need to get everything on it....and that's not exactly good for our bank account (our= boyfriend&I; and yeah, we share a bank account). I felt like I spent a lot of money in January and February and I just don't have enough time to use everything what I have...I mean, yeah I'm rotating the make up in my make up box, but really, it's impossible to go though all and I don't even have that much make up compared with other people out there. Also, without having a job it just doesn't feel right to spend so much...

Monthy Favorites: March!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Hello lovelies :)

How did April start for you? Did you get fooled yesterday? Thanks good this year I didn't! Anyways, back to the subject: March Favorites :) This month, actually I have all new favorites, including a product that didn't work for me in the past. but I found a way to use it now. Without further due, here are my March favorites...(P.S. A weird random favorite in included)


In my make up box: March

Monday, April 1, 2013

Hello lovely people :)

Can you believe that it's already 1st of April? Where 2013 is going? Anyways, a new month is coming and before changing my make up box I should show you what I had in in during March. I may say that I was really good girl in March because I used everything at least once and I even dug in my make up collection for more....Without further due, click "Continue Reading" to see what I used this month.


Cook with me: Chocolate Chip Muffins & Apple Muffins

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Hello lovely people :)

First of all, Happy Easter to everyone who is celebrating Easter today :) Today I decided to do another “Cook with me” post, because …oh well…I discovered an easy great recipe earlier today. If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter or Facebook, you already know what I’m talking about: MUFFINS! I was in the mood for something sweet… As I already said I am trying to eat more healthy (I am not saying this recipe is healthy) and when the urge comes I try at least to make something homemade. I found this recipe on Google and personalized it a little bit... Anyways, here it the end result and click “Continue Reading” to see the recipe.


H&M Nudes Eyeshadow Palette Review

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Hello lovely people :)

After so many looks, I though it is time to return to the basics and come to you with a review. As you could guess from the title, today's post will be about H&M Nudes Eyeshadow Palette. This palette was on my February wishlist because....I guess I wanted to try H&M make up. In pan the colors look very appealing and they are not exactly the kind of nudes you would expect. I don't know you, but when I am thinking at nudes I am thinking at brown shades....maybe it's just me...Anyways, probably you are wondering what is the color payoff and how much do they last on eyelid... so, keep reading.

FOTD - It's melting!!! {Picture Heavy}

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Hello beautiful people :)

Hope you are doing well and weather is nice:) I know that here the weather is nicer than it's been in a while and spring finally seems to come. Today again I took a walk {Honestly, I can't believe I made it a habit} and I decided to share with what make up I wore. But first, here it's a proof that snow is melting!!!!


This is the parking lot for out building and the view from our bedroom. You can imagine that every morning when I wake up and I actually see a puddle and not a piece of ice I feel already better :) Enough rambling, here is my make up...

Kindle Fire HD Giveaway Info

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

  Hello lovely people :)


If you're looking to grow your blog or social media following, we have a great and FREE opportunity for you!  Free is good, right?  Well, Free is AMAZING!

 
Isabelle from Le Chateau des Fleurs recently released a new Android app called Smartphone DNA, and to promote it she is giving away a Kindle Fire HD-which she is sponsoring entirely.  The giveaway will be hosted by My So-Called Chaos, but what we need are other bloggers to share the giveaway on their blogs in order to spread the word! In return, you'll get two of your links in the Rafflecopter to get extra promotion for you in return for posting.  This is entirely free, there is NO buy in, we just need two posts from you.
  1. Post this announcement on your blog (code will be given after you request to join) to ensure your readers/followers have the opportunity to be a part of this giveaway too! 
  2. Post the actual giveaway (full Rafflecopter and all! People will be able to enter directly from your blog!) 
If you are interested in participating in this FREE promotional opportunity, please email Miss Angie and once accepted into the giveaway you will be given all the information you need for your posts.

Giveaway is set to run from 4/10/13 to 4/30/13.
All requests to join required by 4/5/13!

Honey and Honey&Cinnamon Mask for Acne Prone Skin

Monday, March 25, 2013

Hello lovely people :)

Today I decided to share with you two of my favorite DIY face masks. As I already said a billion times, I have acne - now I mostly have pimples and acne scarring which is a huge improvement for my skin. In the last two weeks I started to use honey on my face after doing a little research. There are 2 ways I am applying honey on my face :

  1. just honey - I just take honey from the tube/jar and I massage it into my skin. I let it sit for 15-30 minutes and then I wash it off with lukewarm water. Pretty easy, huh? I do this 5 days a week. Also a tip for you: don't apply too much because as it warms on your face, it will start to melt and cause a huge mess - I use around a table spoon.
  2. honey and cinnamon mask. 

Simple Everyday Eye - Step by Step Pictorial {Using e.l.f.}

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Hello lovely people :)

I promised yesterday a step by step for the eye look in my FOTD post and here it goes...I used 4 products and 3 tools so it should be pretty simple, no? At first I wanted to use only e.l.f. but soon I realized that I don't have an e.l.f. mascara so I just used only e.l.f. eyelid primer,  e.l.f. eyeshadow and an e.l.f. eyeliner. Enough talking....

FOTD We Need Dish Soap

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Hello lovely people :)

Hope you are doing great and you are having an awesome weekend. I am sorry for being quiet during the last days, but I've been focusing more on finding a job, as I really want one. Also, concerning my Zinio giveaway...unfortunately there were 9 prizes and only 6 participants so I e-mailed Zinio to ask what we'll do about it. I am really sorry that you didn't like the giveaway...

Anyways, today I'm coming with a FOTD post...As I mentioned before, I am trying to have a walk everyday, for at least 30 min, but most of the times it's 1 hour. I a good girl, huh? Anyways, today when I woke up the weather was great: sunny and relatively warm, so after breakfast I jumped into shower and started to get ready to go out and buy dish soap {it finished last night}. I decided to do a step by step eye make up (which will go up tomorrow) and while I was getting ready it started to snow....Now, that's a turn!!! My mood went down suddenly....I want spring!!!! So, I just kept it simple with my face...


FOTD: My Sunday Walk

Monday, March 18, 2013

Hello lovely people:)

As I already said in a previous post, I started to walk....1 hour per day at least :) Till now everything is great and I really hope I will keep doing this because ...oh well, it's nice :) Today's pictures are not exactly the best because my camera was dying and also the sun wasn't my friend, but I hope you will enjoy. Also, no outfit today, because I was dresses pretty boring, plus it was colder than the other day and I really couldn't survive taking my coat off to show you what's underneath. On the plus side, a have a much better picture of my eye make up and actually I pretty liked it. Let me know what you think about it :)

very appealing picture, no?

Miss Ramble #12 Career

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Hello lovely people :)

Today I thought I'll do a ramble post as I didn't do one of this in a while. As you may know I finished my 3rd year at uni a week ago, but I am still in Finland trying to find a job. Why I want to work in Finland? I was to be close to my boyfriend...we've been together over 2 years and we have a little disadvantage: we have different home countries so during the summer, we've been apart in the last 2 years (which is sad). Anyways, back into career...This summer I am also supposed to do my work placement and to be honest that is so hard to find...

Every year I apply for summer trainee positions at Nokia, because that was my dream when I came to Finland: I wanted to work at Nokia! Till now I didn't succeeded but I hope things will change this year....What you don't know about me is that except make up, I love technology - new phones, tablets, PCs etc. ... I know everything about them - when I am not looking for make up I most certainly research some new gadget... You would think that I am a little crazy with whole Nokia idea because nowadays Apple and Samsung are huge on the market, but to be honest I still think Nokia can came back up, they

Walk in tha Woods LOTD

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Hello lovely people :)

One of my resolutions for 2013 was to start to exercise and as year goes, I find it so hard to accomplish. That being said, I started to search alternatives that the easiest one was having walks. Now, I used to do this last year but for some reason I stopped... Anyways, I started again this week because most of the days were sunny and relatively warm ( around -3 Celsius degrees) and also there are a lot of nice places to walk where I live. For some reason, I decided to show you what I wore yesterday, as well as my make up. I won't say from were my clothes and accessories are, because they are mostly not from international brands, but I will show you what I used for my make up. Hope you'll enjoy :)


How I Take Care of my Acne {Steps to a Clear Skin - Part 1}

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Hello lovely people :)

If you follow me on Instagram, earlier today I posted a picture how I was starting to write notes for this post on my notebook. I was incredibly successful and actually managed to put everything together today, so it's time to show you my  tips. In this post I won't talk about skin care items that I use, but anything else. I never believed that the change needs to come from inside, but it was proven otherwise. There won't be really any pictures in this post because.....just because I didn't know how pictures for this post should look like. Anyways, I hope you won't get bored reading this and lets jump straight to the subject.

As some of you may or may not know, I suffer with acne. Since I moved to Finland almost 3 years ago, my skin went crazy. The peak point was during last November when I started using a foundation that aggravated the whole situation.  Unfortunately I don't have a picture from that time, because it was quite hard to take pictures without make up - I was going to uni to run errands without make up, but if I knew it's picture time, I was preferring to have make up on.  My skin is not 100% clear now, but I am getting there, and comparing with how it was looking in... lets say December, it's a big improvement.

Nanshy Brushes, Make up Blending Sponges and Brush Holders Review

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Hello ladies :)

If you read the lasts post, you would know that I was sent by Nanshy some lovely brushes, make up blending sponges and brush holders. Many of you, may not be familiar with Nanshy as I wasn't before reading a review on Aqueela's Blog (which by the way, you should check it out- it's one of my favorite reads) and searching more on Google about the company. Basically they are an UK based company who sell makeup brushes {*cough* Sigma alike makeup brushes at cheaper price*cough*}. At the moment they have only 4 brushes that you can buy in set or individually, a make up blending sponge available in 2 colors and a brush holder. You can buy Nanshy products from BeautyStore4u and Amazon. My items were sent from BeautyStore4u and let me say I was amazed by the fast shipping and how well everything was packed. Big plus for BeautyStore4u from me! Anyways, now that I gave you the general information, I'll show you what I received as well as my opinion about these items.

Cook with me: Fruit Cake!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Happy Monday lovelies :)

Today it is actually the first day when I can feel that I finished my 3rd year at uni...Normally I would need to go to classes today, but guess what ? That won't happen for the next 5 to 6 months! Of course, now I want to find a place to do my work placement and so won, but it won't be the same as going to uni so I will probably enjoy it more....Anyways, enough rambling about uni, and lets get into subject ... I like baking, but I didn't do it in a while because I am trying to give up sweets, but when I crave something sweet, I want to go for something home made....I have this recipe from my mom, and it was actually the first sweet that I baked for my boyfriend when we moved together {oh good old memories}...

This is what you'll need:


Lets Talk about Magazines {+Zinio Giveaway}

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Hello lovelies :)

I hope you had a great weekend and your week started fabulous. Today I want to talk with you about magazines....As you all know (or maybe not), I am a student in Finland, but I am originally from Romania. I moved to Finland 2 years and half ago, but it’s not like a permanent move – I always go home on holidays. When I was living back home I was an avid reader of magazines – beauty, fashion it didn’t matter...I was really enjoying reading. When I moved here, I actually hoped that I will find some magazines in English, but to my huge disappointment, that didn’t happened. To partially solve the problem, every time when I’m going home I come back with some and also if my mom is sending me a parcel or something she is always adding some magazines. Also if I am in an airport or something I am looking always for magazines written in English. Anyways, here is where Zinio comes is in handy.

You don’t know what Zinio is?

February Haul!

After posting two posts from my monthly series, today is time for the third one: a monthly haul. I didn't buy two things from my February wishlist because one I couldn't find (Rimmel eyeliner in Nude) and the other one I was to scarred to buy it in case my skin will respond badly to it (in Lancรดme foundation). I also sucked at taking pictures for this post because I was always forgetting something...

This month I actually didn't buy so much, but I received some products for review, but more about this later....


Monthly Favorites: February!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Yesterday I showed you what was in my make up box, and now it's time for favorites! Oh well...this month I actually have some new favorites!! Yay for that! Without further due, lets jump into the subject!

In My Make Up Box: February

Friday, March 8, 2013

Hello ladies :)

I know I've been quiet around here during the last week, but it's been my last week of uni from my 3rd year and I was busy with exams and everything. Now everything is gone and I need to start job search and also I will get into posting more often hopefully. That being said, today I'll share with you what I had in my make up box in February. If you saw my Make up Storage post or if you are a reader of my blog for some time, you'll know that I have a box on my desk/vanity in which I place different items every month. Some months my make up box can look very similar just because I am really satisfied with the products there or because I am trying to figure out ways to use them so they haven't been a waste of money. Enough talking, and let's see what was in my makeup box in February.


Hide the Purple Step by Step Eye Look

Friday, March 1, 2013

Hello lovelies :)

If you follow me on Instagram (and if you don't, you should!), you probably saw that I asked about one week ago if I should post my first eye look tutorial. There weren't any comments to that picture, but there were few "likes" so I decided to take my chances and post this. Because it is my first post of this type, I am not sure how it will turn out, but please bare with me and also leave a comment with what you think about it and what should I do different.

For this look, I used Too Faced Little Black Book of Beauty Palette and I chose the name "Hide the Purple" because I intended to do a purple eye look, but I ended up hiding almost all purple. I also try to use as less tools as possible as I know not everyone has a lot of clean eye brushes waiting to be used. Here is a picture with the shades I and than goes the look.



How I Wash My Make up Brushes

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Hello lovelies :)

The day before I left to Estonia I was washing some of my make up brushes, because I was planning to take them with me and then suddenly it hit me: I need to write a post about this! I straightly asked my boyfriend if he can pick up the camera and come to help me to take the pictures and he nicely said yes. It is not a much different technique than what you probably saw already, but I though it was nice to share it with you.


Make up Storage Idea {How I Store My Make up}

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Hello lovelies:)

Do you remember my last giveaway? One of the "rules" to entry my giveaway was to leave a comment and say what is your favorite post of mine and what you would like to see more. One of the suggestions was to write a post with make up storage ideas. Unfortunately, I don't have more than one idea: the one that I am using. This is not a make up collection post, as I am not going in depth, as it is meant to show only the way I am storing my collection. Enough talking...here is an overview of my set up.


Real Techniques Expert Face Brush Review

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Hi lovelies :)

I hope everyone is having a nice day and you are ready to read my review on Real Techniques Expert Face Brush. You saw it in my Brush Haul and in my 2012 Favorites and that says a lot, but here it comes my full review.  First of all, let me apologize for the poor quality of the photo, but this is the best I could do.


Miss Ramble #11

Friday, February 22, 2013

Hello lovely ladies:)

I haven't written a ramble post in one month, but this is mostly because I didn't have about what to ramble...My days were pretty boring: school, working on projects, home, cooking...nothing interesting...Anyways, today my spring holiday started, and as always in short holidays, me and my boyfriend are going to Estonia for a week to visit his family. We are leaving tomorrow afternoon and I can't wait that moment. In Finland, we are living in a small boring town and this is bringing my mood down a lot. In Romania, I grew up in a small, but quite active town so I miss the crowds. I can't wait to arrive in Tallinn and actually see people on streets after 8 p.m. ...I need time in a place which actually feels alive!

Anyways, I scheduled some posts for you and I hope you will find them interesting. I don't know if I'll be able to reply to your comments this week, but sure I'll do so when I'm back!

What you'll do next week?

xoxo
Cristina

Dior Diorskin Forever Flawless Foundation Review

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Hey :)

You probably saw this foundation mentioned in some Monthly Favorites, but today I am ready to share with you my full opinion about it. As you have guessed already, I am talking about the Dior Dior Skin Forever Flawless foundation (this has a more long name but I don't think anyone is using it).

H&M Make up {Mega Volume Mascara Review}

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Hello all :)

I hope everyone had a great day (I know mine wasn't so great) and you are ready to read about a budget (make up) find. Earlier this month I was doing my February wish list and I was telling you about my interest in H&M make up. That being said, next time when I was close to an H&M store I purchased to make up items: Mega Volume Mascara and Nudes Eyeshadow palette. Initially, I wanted to try another mascara, but I couldn't find it in that store so I took my chances with this one and I can't say I was disappointed.


Valentine's Day EOTD

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day Ladies :)

I hope everyone is having a great day and love is all around you :) I didn't post any Valentine's Day NOTDs or EOTDs, because I just didn't have any inspiration, but today it hit me! Today morning, when I was doing my makeup I came up with an eye look, while I was trying to use minimum amount of products and tools. I think this is a good look for both day and evening (if you don't like to go bold with evening looks). First the products used:

  • H&M Mega Volume Mascara;
  • e.l.f. Eyelid Primer;
  • H&M Nudes Eyeshadow Palette;
  • Real Techniques Base Shadow Brush. 
Are you curious what I did with this 4 items?

Lets Talk: Asian BB Creams

Monday, February 11, 2013

Yesterday evening I decided to "clean up" my makeup drawer and take out the products that I am not using because of different reasons...During my small cleaning session I came across 2 Asian BB Creams: one from Skin79 and one from Missha and I decided to share my 2 cents today.


Foundation Routine for Acne Prone Skin {How I Cover Up My Acne - Picture Heavy}

Sunday, February 10, 2013


I've blogged every day on February, except yesterday. Why I didn't do it yesterday? Oh well...I realized it would be my 100 post and I wanted to be something special, but I was having in mind only reviews... That being said, today the idea hit me: my foundation routine for covering up my acne. Here is a before and after picture, so if you want to know what I did....

*excuse the funny bare face

February Wishlist

Friday, February 8, 2013

If you are familiar with my blog, I think you noticed that I took down the wishlist page. I still want to share my lusts with you but I want to do it a little different. I want start a new series called "Monthly Wishlist" in wish I show you my lusts for the month. I will publish at the beginning of every month a small wishlist (4 to 6 items) wish I hope to purchase in that month.

For February I have....

February Wishlist



Real Techniques Core Collection Review

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Looking through my posts, I realized that I didn't share my opinions about some of my favorite make up brushes : the Real Techniques Core Collection. I have bought this set somewhere in October and I showed it in my Brush Haul post.

I purchased this brush set (together with others) from iHerb.com  for 17.99 $ which is a great deal, comparing with the European pricing.

theBalm Balm Jovi Review & Swatches

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Hello ladies :)

Yaaay another review ! Well I actually wanted to post this in December (oops! long time ago), but things got busy, so here it comes today: theBalm Balm Jovi make up palette - review & swatches! I don't think it's a secret that I love my theBalm Nude'tude palette, which I reviewed here (swatches included) and I also included in my 2012 Favorites, so another palette from theBalm was too tempting to resist. I purchased theBalm Balm Jovi palette in the middle of November and did the swatches shortly after, but since then I used it a lot more and even traveled with me to Romania. Anyway, here it is the sleek, light weight cardboard packaging ...

Skinetica Review

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Hello beauties :)

Today I am back with another post for you : a review! OMG I missed so much doing reviews, for some reasons they are my favorite posts to write :D As you could guess from the title, today's review is about Skinetica! Maybe some of you heard of it, maybe some didn't so I will give you a short introduction...


Skinetica is an acne treatment (liquid) which soothes, calms and clears. It is supposed to be fast acting, kind to skin, without harsh chemicals, non greasy and without side effects. You are supposed to soak in a cotton pad and then apply it on a clean skin (yes! you can use it on your face, chest, back as far as it doesn't have any moisturizer or makeup) to the areas where you get acne/pimples morning and evening. You can continue your routine once Skinetica dried. Once dried, it will remain active for 12 hours.

This being said, lets see how it worked for me....

Monthly Favorites: January!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Hey :)

January passed and yesterday I showed you what was in my make up box in the post month. Now it is time to share with you which are my favorites from those items. Some of this items were in my January haul past as well...


In My Makeup Box: January

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Good afternoon ladies :)

January ended, so it's time to show you what products I had on my vanity/desk this month. To be honest, I have them there, but I didn't use them all...(shame on me). If you didn't guess yet, I'm telling you, a long list is about to come...