Sunday, 26 April 2015

6 months of blogging and 6 reasons why I'm doing it

Hello beauties:)

It's been 6 months since I started blogging and I feel proud that I'm still doing it. I am so impatient that I usually quit everything good I start. I want to share with you my top 6 reasons why I'm so much into blogging.

Make up addiction

I've always had a lot of cosmetics. I never felt sorry to spend on Dior lipstick or foundation, there is always Chanel perfume in my collection... I just never thought to share it with others, I feel very happy that I finally started blog and not only writing reviews on brands' sites.


I love chatting about make up, beauty, fashion, travels... And that's what blogging gives - you find people from all over the world with the same interests, different opinions and similar targets. I love seeing people commenting on my posts, agreeing or disagreeing with me, making me more happy about what I'm doing.  


Writing was always my thing and blogging lets me write the way I like, the way I see it... Probably I make a lot of mistakes cause English is not my native language, but I learn and feel free to use the words I want.
To tell you the truth I was not reading many blogs before I started to blog myself. But now I follow and read so many wonderful blogs from all around the planet.


I am far away from being professional at photography. But I know for sure that I love this thing and definitely I'm better now from the point I was when I started. Getting interested in photographing made me learn a lot and I hope to learn more. I finally learnt some things about Photoshop and some other editing places.


These are the things I don't have enough. But I believe blogging helps me with them. I don't find it a trouble any more to sit and write for an hour or read a book without checking my Facebook every 10 minutes. I'm not scared to press that scary button Publish like I was before.


And still blogging is just a hobby for me. Maybe one day it will become a business for me, but at the moment - it's just another thing I like doing. And it combines everything I mentioned above that I absolutely love.

I hope you all have a beautiful sunny day. Thank you for stopping by:)

Thursday, 23 April 2015

My destination wishlist #1

Hello beauties:)

Hope you are fine. As I was mentioning before I spend as much time for travelling as I can afford, I believe travelling is one of the best thing in life that can happen. Unfortunately now I cannot afford as many trips as I would like to, so I'm spending time on planning my next trips, looking for destinations, inspirations and impressions. I wanted to share with you some of my top destinations I hope to visit soon. There so many of them for me so I decided to do my posts in some parts and mention only the top ones. In today's post I want to share my top 3 for America.

America (and North and South)


On my top from American continent is to visit USA, cannot really say which place first. It is so huge with such variety of landscapes and skyscrapers. Every corner has something interesting I believe, and the snows of Alaska and the desert of Colorado.
If I ever get the chance to have a road trip around the States, that would be great. If no, and my wishlist must shrink, definitely I will leave there cities like New York and San Francisco, for nature landscapes - Yellowstone National park and beaches of Hawaii.


I've been doing some research about Peru back at my university years, and I was really impressed of the heritage this country has. On my top, of course, is Machu Picchu, one of the seven wonders of New World, the amazing centre of Inca civilisation. It is not the only place of Peru that is worth visiting, country preserved the most unique examples of ancient American architecture and engineering.

Dominican Republic

Who is not dreaming about some relaxing holidays on the beach in paradise? That's how I see the Caribbean islands, like the most exotic and beautiful place on Earth. Definitely, it's not only Dominican Republic that I would like to visit of all Caribbean islands, but Dominican Republic is famous for that mixture of cultures, historical heritage and highly developed tourism industry.

I have never visited American continent, but I will go with the first chance that happens and hope to visit these places. What  is on top for you to visit?   

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Sephora makeup brush cleaner

Hello beauties:)

When it gets to cleaning my makeup brushes I feel so bored (not only me I believe). So during my last visit at Sephora I saw this little bottle which promises to be antibacterial daily brush cleaner with no need to rinse. To be honest the thing that made me buy it was the price, with an offer it was less than 2 euro.

For the lazy person like me it's a great find, it does its job really good. It's very easy to use - after spraying it few times straight into the bristles of the brush I just wipe it with clean piece of cloth or paper towel. It smells quite good - like a pear to me, it has a slight smell of alcohol but it's not annoying or anything. The brushes can be used right after cleaning.
I'm really happy about this purchase, it's very convenient for the mornings when you have no time but you want to be sure your brush is not full of bacteria. Anyway, from time to time I try to clean them more properly - with gentle shampoo and warm water, but for every day I love this spray!

What do you use to clean your brushes? Thank you for stopping by:)    

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

My top 5 most visited posts

Hello beauties:)

Today I'm happy to announce that this my № 50 post. I've been blogging for almost half a year now and it became the best hobby I've ever had. I want to share today my 5 most visited posts.


The most visited by you guys was my February favourites post. The brands mentioned - Kiko Cosmetics, Sephora, The Body Shop and Versace.


Not expected from me but my Review on Insta Natural Youth Express Eye Gel got a lot of views. Thank you again, Insta Natural for sending me this wonderful product.


Sharing with you my bedroom interior was a new experience on my blog. I'm glad you liked it. You can check it out here - What the sweet dreams are made of 


The post about the famous and expensive nail polishes got a lot of attention, thank you guys!!! If you like to check it out - Nails Inc. Worth the price?


The last in my top 5 is My small Italian pleasures where I mention my accessories bought in Italy.

Thank you guys for supporting me, visiting my blog and leaving your comments. I appreciate that really much and it inspires me for new stories, pictures and journeys.

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Spring make up routine

Hello beauties:)

I don't usually go extreme and totally change my make up game from winter to summer, but with the temperature and mood change comes the need for some pastels, flowers and nudes...

The bases for me stay the same - things I can rely on. I don't use a primer, cannot explain why, probably still didn't find the right one for me. For foundation I'm using my Inglot Cream Foundation, getting really obsessed with it. To prime my eyes and erase some blue veins - Kiko Eye Base - my best friend. I mentioned it before and will mention it probably thousand more times - this is the best and the cheapest eye primer, it holds through heat or cold or rain all day.

For the eyes I'm using a slight bit of my Kiko bronzer and then go to Bourjois Ombre Stretch in 09 brun nylon which is one of my all time favourite nude shade to use all around my lid. For creating the colour on my eyeball I use loose shimmer eye shadow Suivez mon regard Bourjois in colour 12 rose lilas. To be honest I'm not the biggest fan of this product. The shadow itself is beautiful, it goes smoothly on the lid and doesn't fall off. The colour is pretty also, but the packaging... No, it's not convenient and innovating, it's annoying. It's all plastic pot, even inside with a small hole where sits the small brush on which falls the product from inside. So when I want to get eye shadow on my brush I have to put it in that hole and hope I'll get something out... Probably all of it sounds ridiculous, who had it or saw it would understand me:) I got it as a present and I like it, but not for every day.
I don't want to use any eye liners, I just cover my lashes with a bit of mascara and at the moment I use Inglot False Lash Effect Mascara. I actually like it very and very much.

I recently got 2 new little friends - Estee Lauder Ideal Light Brush-on Illuminator and Clinique Cheek pop blush. These are so spring and refreshing make up products. The blush is very hyped in the blogging world and I understand why. First - the packaging, is there anything more cute than this bright flower in the pot? I feel sorry to use it... The shade I have - 02 peach pop is the most beautiful peach blush out there. It is such a pleasure to apply it - it's very smooth and buildable. And yes, it lasts all day and stays in the right place.
The illuminator brightens up my under eye area, refreshes the look. It's quite thick so it helps to conceal the dark circles I always have. It also lasts all day, stays in place and doesn't crease.

For my eyebrows, of course, I'm using Kiko precision eyebrow pencil and bronzing with my favourite at the moment Kiko bronzing powder. For the lips - YSL Rouge Volupte in shade 8. The last but not the least note is the perfume. And I choose Coco Mademoiselle.

So this is the look I've been reaching for. I like it to be light peachy-pink with warm bronzer all around (Please excuse me for my hair, it's not super fresh). It's super easy and fast, appropriate for informal walks and working or studying moments.  
I hope you liked this kind of post, please let me know in the comments. Thank you for stopping by:)

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Inglot products + reviews

Hello beauties:)

Hope you are all well. I am enjoying first really warm days and shopping new make up (I cannot help it). So I recently paid a visit to Inglot and picked 2 things - foundation and mascara.

Inglot is a brand I heard only good about, the youtubers and beauty bloggers from all over the world swear by their products. The brand is Polish and is about 30 years old. It was founded in a small town, very close to Ukraine and to the place I was born. I feel like it's something native to me and I have to support it. The store I went is very nice with beautiful and helpful ladies inside. I really enjoyed the service, as my experience shows I don't always like the shop-assistants at some cosmetic stores.

Foundation is my favourite part of make up. It can make the great base for the whole look or just destroy it. So usually I am very careful at choosing one. The one I got is called Cream Foundation in shade LC 100. It's very light-weight, easy to blend and matches my skin perfectly. I was using it every day during the last week and this foundation impressed me in a good way. The first impression was kind of failure cause I think I applied too much and it caked, but the next times with less of a product it stayed in place all day and made me feel beautiful.

So that's me with just 2 drops of the foundation applied with a beauty sponge. I believe it's very nice and natural. I'm still not sure how it will deal with heat cause I'm planning to use it in summer, hope it's going to be good enough.

False Lash Effect Mascara is a very good find. It's hard for me to find a mascara that can really impress me, to be honest this one didn't make feel wow. but I do like it more than many others. It's easy to apply and easy to take off - which became one of the most important thing in a mascara to me. I'm tired of weird shaped brushes and the formulas that no make up remover can remove. The brush is nothing special which again I like.

As you can see it does pretty good job, gives volume to the lashes and doesn't clump. But the most important for me - it does stay all day long on the lashes, no pieces fall off around my eyes. That's just great.

And probably the most pleasant part is that there was -25% going on. That fact made prices more beautiful, so the foundation was around 16 and mascara 11 euros. Unfortunately, I have no opportunity at the moment to visit Poland cause I know it's even cheaper there.

I do enjoy using Inglot products and think they are great quality for this price, cannot wait to visit them again and buy some more things.
Have you tried any Inglot products? What do you think about them? Thank you for stopping at my blog:) Happy Easter     

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Versace Red Jeans

Hello beauties:)

I hope you are all fine and enjoying beautiful April. I was not blogging for a while and missed it very much. I would like to share with you today my thoughts on Versace Red Jeans EdT. I did mentioned it before in my February favourites, but I believe it deserves the post on its own.

First, the packaging I find great. I adore this metal pack where the bottle is. I simply enjoy looking at it on my table, the red makes a contrast with usual pastel colours in my room.

It's very hard thing to describe the scent with words, and I think different people feel it differently. The fragrance itself is what is called powdery. Before whenever I was hearing such a description I couldn't imagine the scent. But from the first try I would say: yes, it is powdery. I'm not good at understanding the top notes or base notes, on the website I found that it has for top notes - apricot, peach and freesia. I believe I feel freesia mostly, cause it seems to me florally. The peach or apricot - no.

And one of the most important things - for me it lasts the same as Chanel or Dior EdT, I've seen many reviews where people say that it's not lasting, but on me it lasts! And I love the way it smells on my skin, cause it's also quite personal, the scent seems different from what it is in the bottle.

And yes, it is inexpensive, I got it for 20 euro and that makes me happy.
Have you ever tried any Versace perfumes? What is your favourite fragrance at the moment? Please let me know.