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...


January Haul

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Good afternoon lovelies :)

I was going through the post suggestions from comments at the giveaway post and I found few which said that I should do more hauls. I decided to have a look around and gather all the products that I bought/received in January and put them in a post. Unfortunately for me, I actually bought more than I thought...Anyway, here they are:



Going a little bit more in depth...

My Travel Makeup Bag

Friday, February 1, 2013

Good evening ladies :)

I know I've been quiet around here lately but I just didn't have time... I have only 5 courses this semester at uni, but they take quite a lot of my time :( Anyway, today's post ... As you all know, I've been home (in Romania) from mid December till almost middle of January and of course I couldn't carry all my makeup with me and also I couldn't carry too much because I was going by plane. After thinking how I can do to take all what I need but also to keep the kilograms at minimum, I came up with this: