Colorful Makeup Tutorial : EOTD

Monday, March 31, 2014

Today's look is something totally out of my comfort zone, but I surprised myself by actually enjoying it: colorful eye makeup. You can see in the video that I wasn't so cheerful at the beginning of the tutorial, but as the color went on, they just put me in a good mood. Probably a lot of people won't find this wearable, but to be honest, I would recreate this look just because it's easy and puts me in a great mood. Enough words said, I will let you with the pictures and the tutorial.


Teeth Whitening at Home: Smile Brilliant LED Teeth Whitening Review and Giveaway*

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Whiter teeth is something everyone wishes for, but for what cost? Whitening treatments at a dentist's office can be quite expensive, no matter where you live, so a lot of at home whitening systems appeared. They all promise to give you red carpet smile for a smaller amount of money than you would pay at the dentist. During the past 7 days, I tried the Smile Brilliant LED Teeth Whitening System and I am ready to show you some before and afters.

Photo credit to Smile Brilliant

FOTD & Get Ready with Me!

Friday, March 28, 2014

As I promised, today is time for the downgraded version of Monday's tutorial! I did this look last week before school, having as inspiration the look from Monday's post. If you haven't seen that yet, I recommend you go and have a look.

Because I created this before going to uni, you can imagine that it's pretty simple and muted. Though I at uni (finishing it this spring)  and not high school anymore, I still don't like to go all out with my makeup; I prefer having it natural and not too "in your face".


H&M Spring Wishlist

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Officially spring came to Finland also and I am ready for a shopping spree! Oh God, I didn't go shopping since end of January! I know I am ready, but I am not so sure my bank account is ready yet so for now I am just dreaming of having all this. 

H&M Spring Wishlist




1. I am subscribed to H&M newsletter and last week I received an e-mail about the Miranda Kerr collection and this ruffle top instantly caught my eye. I think it's perfect for the spring/summer season.

2. OK, so during the past year I gained a new obsession: bows. I like them in my hair, on my clothes, everywhere. I have a similar hair tie but it's a different color (you actually saw it in this video), but I think the print of this is perfect for the weather outside.

3. It looks like a 2 piece,  but guess what it's a dress! In May I will need to present my final bachelor thesis, and I think this is perfect for that even - smart and chic.

4. This is also an item form the Miranda Kerr collection and it's just a plain t-shirt with a pocket. I can see my self pairing this with so many things!

5. I know a wallet might seem strange, but I really need a smaller wallet to fit in my smaller purses. I chose the beige color (to keep up with the spring theme), but it comes in black also.

6 and 7 and two bright colored bags and I just fell in love with them! They are perfect to add a pop of color to any outfit. Probably I won't end up buying both, so I think when the time comes, it will be very hard to chose one!

8. Another item from the Miranda Kerr collection- a pair of sunglasses. I don't know what it is, but something about this ones definitely scream chic!

9. I am not into costume jewelry usually (I prefer silver or white gold), but I can't say no to this rings - they have hearts!

These are the spring fashion items from H&M which I urge to buy! I am not sure how many I will end up buying, but I know I want them all.

I am not usually doing wishlist posts on my blog, but if you like this type of post let me know and I will definitely share with you my "cravings".

What items are on your spring wishlist? Don't be shy, share them with me :)

xoxo
Cristina

FOTD Using Sleek Storm Palette and Makeup Tutorial

Monday, March 24, 2014

I have the Sleek Storm palette for a really long time, but I think in the last half a year I didn't even touch it. That's sad! To change that, today I have a face of the day/ eye of the day (plus tutorial) using this palette and on Friday I will have a downgraded version of this look (less shades used, everyday style) with a get ready with me type of video.


My Favorite Essence Products/ Top 10

Friday, March 21, 2014

When I uploaded my Radiant Orchid Makeup Tutorial, it was requested to do a "essence products I would recommend" type of video, so here it is! For more essence makeup swatches, just keep reading!


Cook with me: Easy Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe

Friday, March 14, 2014

It passed too long since I did a cook with me post, didn't it? Anyways, today is time for topic 6 of #2014BloggerChallenge and it's all about food! If you have read my blog for awhile now, you may know that I really enjoy cooking, especially backing, so for this post I decided to show you how to do an easy lava cake! Because it is easier for you to understand and follow the process, I decided to to a video recipe!

I explained in the video and in the video description, that for some reason one of the cakes was harder inside, and for some other reason I decided to take exactly that one out and show it to you guys. Also in the video, you can see that the one that I'm first trying to take out is soft (as are all the other ones, except the one featured in the video!)


Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream Review

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

I have the Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream for over half a year now, but I never got around to review it {till now}. I have this in the shade "Light" and I would say it matches my skin pretty well. If you want to know more...

Keeping Your Make-Up Brushes Clean*

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Keeping makeup brushes clean is a very important part of any beauty routine for both private individuals and professional makeup artists. Every time you use makeup brushes the bristles will become contaminated with particles of makeup, dirt, oil and bacteria – old makeup and bacteria from the surface of the skin in particular. If you don’t make sure that your makeup brushes are clean it can lead to breakouts of spots thanks to the clogged up pores and can even spread infections if you are a professional makeup artist with numerous clients.

Firmoo Giveaway!*

Today I've been contacted by Firmoo and asked if I would host a giveaway on my blog, giving you guys a chance to win five 30$ gift cards! Of course I said yes, because I like giving back to you and also I really love my Firmoo glasses that I received to review!


I keep saying Firmoo, Firmoo, but I didn't tell you what Firmoo is (in case you don't know): Firmoo is world's most popular eyeaglass store!

Even if you don't wear glasses, you can still get a chic pair without any vision correction to wear! If you are a blogger/ YouTuber I definitely recommend a pair of computer glasses! We spend way too much time in front of our computers!

To enter, just use the Refflecopter widget below! Please read carefully the terms and conditions!

Spring Makeup Tutorial: Radiant Orchid

Monday, March 10, 2014

I finally decided to jump on the bandwagon of the color of the year thing and do a spring makeup tutorial inspired by the color of this year: radiant orchid! To be honest, my decision was made because I have a weakness for purple, and though a lot of people say that radiant orchid it's not a purple, for me it is!!!  I decided to use all (ok, almost all) essence makeup in today's tutorial, so please let me know if you like me to do more tutorials focused only on 1 brand and I will definitely try my best :)


Soft Matte Eye and Shiny Bold Lips Tutorial

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Today I want to show you a look which was supposed to be for Valentine's Day, but for whatever reason it didn't get published on YouTube and I like it too much to let it waste! I mostly used affordable makeup and the stars are the Sleek Palette in Oh So Special and the e.l.f. Studio Lip Liner in Red.

My eyebrows are a little off in this video (they are to warm for my liking), so try to ignore them!


Flormar Black Dot Nail Polish BD05 Review&Swatches

Friday, March 7, 2014

The 5th topic of the #2014BloggerChallenge is nails, so I decided to finally review a nail polish from my favorite brand: Flormar. I know a lot of you are not familiar with this brand and I also don't know to many details, except that they are a Turkish brand. They do also makeup, and actually I have one of their eyeshadow quads and it's crazily pigmented!

Over the time, I featured Flormar's Nail Polishes in my NOTD posts, but you never saw this one (mainly because I just bought it last week)! I was in a shop, waiting in the line to pay and I saw this small bottle near there are I was very intrigued by the concept! I knew higher end brands already had this kind of nail polish, but for some reason I wasn't expecting my beloved Flormar to have it also!

After the small introduction, let me show you the star of this post: Flormar Black Dot Nail Polish in BD05.

Shop till you drop: Urban Decay Online in Europe!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Exciting news everyone: Urban Decay is available online with free/almost free delivery to Europe (EU)! If you are like me, and you live in a country where there is no Urban Decay, this means that you can finally try some of their cult products.

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Finally, feelunique.com added Urban Decay to their range of products! Why I say finally? I am shopping quite often on feelunique, and I feel that Urban Decay is exactly what they were missing!