29 January 2014

January Favorites

    I'm going to have to change the classic "this month went by so fast" saying because it honestly felt like at least 2 months! I kept wondering when it would be over. It wasn't like I just sat around because when i do that days just don't go by. But i was out almost everyday either spending the day with my friends or at least going to the gym. I was very productive but it just couldn't end. I hope this won't happen every month because if that's the case, 2014 is going to be very boring.
    With that being said, this month i got to try a lot of new products. I was able to test out so many new products and go back to some of my old favourite ones. I have so many things i would like to share with you all(see how i use all as if anyone is reading this blog?).

Tony&Guy Sea Salt Texturising Spray

    I've heard other youtubers and bloggers talk about this so many times but i never got around to buy it as it was slightly pricey and i wasn't sure if it was worth it. The main reason is that since i've got quite a lot of hair which is also long, texturising hair products don't work on me. There is little to no difference when i use a product and I'm always disappointed. I got this from a beauty box before christmas and i really loved it! When i spray it onto my hair and scrunch it there isn't a visible difference. It doesn't give my hair that cute Zoella look. 
    What i do is, i spray it onto my hair when it's damp and after my hair air dries it gives me the perfect beach hair. I love my hair during summer whenever i get out of the sea. I just get the most natural curls/waves ever! So this is the best product to replicate that look. I also use it when i want to braid my hair. I spray some on my hair before i braid it and afterwards i spray a little amount onto the braid. When i untie the braid a few hours later the waves last all day without getting frizzy (my biggest problem with my hair.)

Philip Martin's Infusion Cream

     This is amazing! This might be my most favourite item of the month! I bought it because my hairdresser recommended it to me and like i said hair products don't actually do much for my hair so i was very sceptical at first but what lured me in was the scent. I'm terrible at describing scents but i guess you could say this hair cream has a spicy smell, it's not floral and it is very strong. I just use it after i brush my hair when i get out of the shower and i evenly brush through my hair with my fingers with this product in my hand. I can't praise this enough. My hair always feels soft after i use this, it doesn't weigh my hair down like most products, it lessens frizzy and puffy hair, it makes your hair smell amazing for two full days... It's just the perfect hair treatment in my opinion!

MAC Lustre Lipstick - See Sheer

     I wanted a MAC lipstick for a long time. I literally dreamt of owning a MAC lipstick. I know it sounds slightly mental but a part of me always said paying that much for a lipstick is just insane whereas another part of me said "But it's MAAAAAC!" So i had a long internal conflict about this purchase but a few weeks ago i was out with my friends and we decided to go into MAC. We went in and i just ran to the lipstick counter. While my friends were asking about some eyeshadows and eyeliners i had my little moment with the lipsticks and when my friends were done with their purchase the guy asked if i wanted anything and i thought "I saved some money in the past few months... I think i deserve this one." So i told him that i wanted a new everyday lipstick and he first gave me a matte nude which looked almost white on my lips so i told him i wasn't feeling it. He then gave me See Sheer and i just loved how it looked. It has orange undertones and it's very creamy but also isn't completely sheer. I really don't like sheer lipsticks on me so i always go for very pigmented lipsticks. I was surprised when he said it was a Lustre because i always thought my first MAC lipstick was going to be a matte or satin. But i love using this and whenever i put it on i feel extremely uplifted and confident. That's the power of a MAC lipstick on me.

Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm

     Alright! I know this has been talked a lot in the past but i got this almost a year ago. The first time i bought it i loved it instantly. I loved the strong minty smell, how it wasn't greasy on my lips like other lip balms, how much it helped with my chapped, dry lips throughout winter time... I was almost finished with half of the stick when i suddenly lost it! I looked everywhere for it but i was never able to find it! Three months after i lost it i got a new one. I've been using it ever since. I use it after i cleanse my face in the evening and i use it before i apply my makeup. When i put on lipstick after i apply this on my lips, the lipstick looks much better in my opinion. 


    So in this section i want to talk about a product that has disappointed me, something i wasn't very satisfied with.
    This months hate-it product is MAC Matchmaster foundation. I do so much research before i buy a foundation because i put that thing all over my face almost every day and i leave it there for at least 5-8 hours. It might break me out, make my skin oily, dry out my skin, look really bad on my skin... there are endless possibilities. I knew i was going to get a MAC foundation because i always read a lot of great reviews on them. I wasn't very sure about the Nars Sheer Glow Foundation which was a hit when i bought this foundation. I was supposed to get the Studio Sculpt one but when i was in the shop i decided to ask for help which is something i never do and after that i don't think i ever will. I told her the kind of foundation that i wanted and i told her that i had sensitive skin so a lot of the foundations irritated my skin after half an hour. She tried the matchmaster and the shade was perfect so i thought i'd buy it. That was the dumbest decision ever! Why did i even thought "if the shade matches it must me good"? That was a blonde moment for me. For a few months it didn't bother me but i never used it daily. I wasn't a huge foundation person then so i just used it occasionally when i was going on a night out with my friends. However when i started uni this september, i started going to the campus with a full face of makeup each day. Two weeks afterwards i started having massive breakouts on my face. My chin area felt very dry and i got patches of skin because of the dryness and it just looked very crappy. I can honesty say i looked much better without that foundation. While we were in MAC with my friends(when i bought the lipstick) i asked the guy who helped us about my foundation and he told me that whoever sold that to me was an idiot and had no idea what make up was because he only recommended that foundation to the elderly women. I really wanted to pour down the foundation on top of that womans head. She gave me an old lady foundation and it literally fucked up my skin. I never had any problems on my forehead but now because of her i have billions of tiny bumpy pimples. It's like i just hit puberty. Never buying a matte foundation ever again!

Wow! Very long blogpost! I wasn't expecting that! So these are my Loved and Hated products of January 2014. What are yours?

01 January 2014

New Year, New Chances

Hello 2014 and hello my lovely readers,

Once again we said goodbye to all our bad habits and all the people we like to leave in 2013 and stepped into a new year which is currently completely empty. It’s like we stepped into a universe where all you can see is an endless white place. Throughout the year you’ll fill that space with memories, decorate it, color it with emotions and make it beautiful. 

Just as any other year most of us made a list of resolutions we’d like to achieve in the course of 2014. I’m not going to say I keep my new years resolutions each year, most of the time I completely ignore it and carry on with my life as if I never thought of the things I wrote on the list I made.  Sometimes I achieve some of them. Not as often as I'd like to though. 

So enough rambling, let’s get on with this years list shall we?:)

  • Travel

I love to travel. I love seeing new places and get away from my usual routine. In 2012 I traveled a lot and I have to say, it was my favorite year. I went to Italy in July, travelled all around the country, met so many amazing people. Then I went to Bodrum which was a small vacation after a long vacation abroad (we all need those, don’t we?) Afterwards in October I went to Norway for a week. It was lovely as well. I can’t say I saw as many landmarks as I did in Italy but regardless I had a wonderful time there. 
However in 2013 I didn’t do that much traveling and towards the end of the year I realized how bored I was. Not because I wasn't having a good time but because of all the missed opportunities. I could’ve seen so many beautiful places but I just stood in the exact same spot for a whole year. That’s a slightly depressing thought for me. So I will try to travel a lot more this year and see at least 3 new places! 

  • Say Yes More

To be completely honest, towards the ends of this year I became incredibly lazy. I wasn’t like this at the beginnings! It’s not even just affecting my studies but my social life as well. I find the most bizarre excuses to get out of a social meet up. I just don’t feel like getting ready, going out, socialize. But I used to love it. The twisted part is that I also moan about how I want to go out and how much I'm bored at home but when someone asks me to go somewhere with them I just find and excuse and turn them down. I have to stop that. I want to go out more. 

  • Study More

I’m not bad when it comes to my classes. I was terrible in high school, I passed almost all my lessons with like the lowest passing grade. Though in university, since I love my major I actually like to listen. I still don’t study as much as I should but since I'm listening in class and give 100% of my attention my GPA after the midterms is 3.60+. But finals are just around the corner and I really don’t feel like studying. I started and finished 4 new TV series just to get away from studying. So this year (starting tomorrow hopefully or I'll fail in my finals) I have to study as hard as I can. 

  • Read More

Oh I miss reading! I used to read 2-3 books per week but this year I can count the amount of books I read with my fingers. It sucks. I miss starting a book and reading it for hours without stopping. I just didn’t have the time or the energy to read this year. I just know that I miss it and I want to start again soon. 

  • Fall In Love

I know this is an odd thing to put on the list but just like reading, I miss this feeling. After a set of heartbreaks I closed my heart to outsiders and lately I just feel heartless. I just don't care anymore. And I want to, I want to care about someone so badly but whoever I meet just isn't for me. I haven't clicked with a person or looked at them without seeing a bad expectation from them for a long time. I just really want to meet someone this year who I will open myself up to. I want to love again. I think it’s time but I can’t just do it with anyone. 

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