Sunday, 22 December 2013

Whats in my makeup bag: weekend at the beach

Last week I went for a few days to the beach and as I was only going to be there for about three full days, I decided to minimize my makeup carry on as much as possible, this was the result.
For brushes I took my Models Own travel makeup brush set, perfect since it's compact and has every brush you could need in just a few days away.

I decided to take my FashionistA palette, since I can fit blushers and bronzers as well as eyeshadows, which no only makes your makeup bag less bulky but also makes the deciding on what to put on a lot easier.
I knew I wasn't going to be wearing much eyeshadow during the day, with the heat and the sun and all, so my choice of colors was only for night time. 

I chose to take my L'oreal gel liner instead of my MAC one because this is less creamy which makes it the better option for summer time.
For lashes I took my Revlon Lash Potion mascara, I've been obsessed with this one lately, I love it for sure. 

For skin I chose the Maybelline Fit me anti-shine stick, this stick foundation is not just great for traveling, but also great for summer time, since you apply it with your fingers, you don't need a brush and "supossedly" you don't even need to powder it (I do, because I like a real matte finish and my skin is extra oily). 
For powder I took my Mattify Me by Look Beauty, this has been my favourite powder of the year, and what makes it great for travel is the fact that: 
1) It's translucent, so if you get a tan, you can still match it with your skin
2) it has a great mirror, which makes it great for doing your makeup anywhere
3) it's super steardy, seriouslly, I once droped it on the street and not only it didn't smash, it didn't even broke a bit, nothing!
For concealer I took my Dark circle eraser my Maybelline, this his my favourite ever concelaer, so I just picked up a darker shade (to go better with my itty bitty tan) and popped it on my makeup bag. 

For lips I chose the L'oreal lip caresse in Princess (a lovely coraly orange)
Extreme's AlldayMatte liquid lipstick in Red (perfect for going out since it will never leave your lips, no matter what)
Maybelline's Popsicle in Pink Lollipop (a pink sheer wash of colour, perfect for summer day time)

What's on your makeup bag?


Tuesday, 3 December 2013

All I want for Christmas

This is a little list of the things I would like for Christmas and which I'm pretty sure I'm not gonna get, for two possible reasons: 1) Most of these are not available in my country and 2) All of these are a little bit out of my budget.
But none of those are reasons to stop dreaming right? right!


1- Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in icon: I've been loving opaque and matte liquid lipsticks lately, I just can't get enough of them!
2- Ted Baker wash bag: I've been eyeing this for ages now and I just think they are perfect for traveling. You just chuck all your makeup and toiletries and stuff and you are good to go.
3- Marc Jacobs eyeshadow palette in Style Icon: can we take a moment to take the beauty of this palette in? purples and nudes and lilacs and, Oh, I think I might be inlove
4- Nars NARS Guy Bourdin One night stand palette: some of Nars best and most popular cheek colours (Orgasm blush and Laguna bronzer) and some others that just take my breath away
5- Urban Decay naked3 palette: rosey undertones? checked! perfection doesn't even begin to cover what I think of this, every time I see a review online, my heart dies a little, knowing It's not in my hands yet.


 1- Whistles Mini Swing Flapover Croc Leather Bag: croc and gold and oh so lovely! I'm inlove with the vintagy sixties vibe of this beauty.
2- Celine checked leather bag: I saw this beauty in I think the July edition of vogue and I've been obsessed with it ever since.
3- Viviene Westwood black London watch: I just love the simplicity and hardness of this watch. It's back metal with golden details and can I just say, Viviene has done it again.
4-Karen Millen Suede Closed Sandals: I can just imagine wearing this beauts with a pair of boyfriend jeans or a nice midi body con skirt. Adore them oh so much.
5- Giusepe Zanotti Afro wild culture inspiration ring: This ring covers half the finger and it's just such a perfect statement jewelry piece!
6- Black calfhide half boot with gold detail: I'm obsessed with metallic detail in shoes this season. I think that gold zippers and metal touches are perfect for this beautiful pair of leather booties.

What's on your "impossible" Xmas list?