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05 July 2018

L'Oreal pure clay anti-blemish mask (the blue one)

** On a personal note this week: My body image journey - body shaming (part 1)

Are masks even a thing now? I have a feeling they had a big popularity boost a while back and then sheet masks came in and the original masks fell into the shadow. I could be wrong. But at the time they were really popular, I bought them all and now I have few of them to review.
Although there are a lot of these masks out there, L'Oreal's are the ones everybody went nuts for. Naturally, so did I. I already reviewed some of them: Review: L'Oreal Pure clay exfo mask (the red one) and Review: L'Oreal Pure clay purify mask (green one). I've also collected some of the scrubs by L'Oreal and you can read some reviews too: L'Oreal Smooth sugars clear scrub (kiwi) and L'Oreal Smooth sugars glow scrub (grapes). Now on to the newest in my collection...

02 July 2018

My skincare routine (morning + night)

** On a personal note this week: My body image journey - body shaming (part 1)

Every time I think of skincare, I just think of my grandma and my mom. To give you some background, my grandma grew up very poor. In the years of her youth, she barely had money for food so she really couldn't afford skin care products. Since I can remember, she always used the same 2 creams - Becutan and Nivea. There was no toners, cleansers, oils... And her skin is to this day (she's 79) is absolutely gorgeous.


Then I open my YouTube, I see all these beauty gurus with their routines and fancy products and then I look at myself and think if I'm doing something terribly wrong to my skin. I also wonder if they really have the time to do all that every day, because I don't. Or, at least, I don't want to lose precious time doing 20 extra steps. Not that I don't trust my grandma, but things have changed over the time so I'm trying to pick up as many useful advice as I can.

28 June 2018

Sugar spun nails

How long has it been since I posted a manicure? Seems like ages since my last 'Nails' post was about terrible experience with a peel-off base (post Barry M peel-off nail polish base). I also don't exactly know how late am I with this manicure cause I've seen it few months back. I decided to try it out anyway and see is it really as easy as they show it.
This trend is called sugar spun for whatever reason and I was really excited about it. It seemed quick and easy. It also didn't require any experience with manicures, drawings or any other form of creativity. You just need to pick out two or more colors you like together and that's it.

25 June 2018

Body hair & shaving

If you are a girl, I really hope you don't fall into my category with this topic. Since I can remember, I always had quite strong hair, thick, dense and dark brown. And, unfortunately, this didn't stop only on my head. I have the same hair all over my body. Now I know there's a hormonal disorder with extreme hair growth and I don't have that, but I have a pretty bad situation over here.
I have extremely hairy legs, mostly hairy arms, hairs on my belly and a beard. Mustache too, of course. I think some guys would be jealous of my hair growth. If you are not bothered by body hairs, this isn't post for you. However, if you struggle like I do, here are some of my products, tips and routines.

11 June 2018

Barry M peel-off nail polish base

Do I even have to point out by now that I love manicures? I don't think so. I always have my nails painted (post My nails and manicures (routine). They only get to be naked for about 4 weeks a year. If. And as much as I don't mind spending 4 hours doing my manicure and waiting for all of it to be dry, there's a part I can't stand. It's, of course, taking off my last manicure.
There's nothing I hate more regarding nails. I will shape them (post Transition from squoval to coffin nails) , apply all necessary nail care and paint them for how long it takes, but taking off nail polish is a nightmare. I do have my own trick, it's still just a waste of time for me. However (!), peel-off bases are a huge thing right now so I decided to give it a go. I got this Barry M one and tested it. I also had to make a video proof...

07 June 2018

A real no-makeup makeup routine | My daily "make-up"

I think I've said it a 100 times by now that I don't use make-up on daily basis. I think I have too much make-up for someone who puts it on maybe once a month. And I'm not even talking about "everyday make-up". I'm talking about not having make-up at all! I went through my teen years without make-up so I think I got really used to my bare face. I also had the worst days (puberty) without make-up so I'm not that self-conscious without it now.  
Photo shows my favorite products and the ones I use the most in this situation. For more details either find reviews on my blog or ask in the comment section.
I'm most proud of it now. However, I do like to glam up for special occasions which are sometimes just random outings with my friends. I'm basically doing it all - from bare face to using just few products to going full glam. And this can all happen within 2 days.

04 June 2018

Small closet organization

Is it just me or every blogger/youtuber that has anything to do with fashion has a room just for their clothes? Or they at least have huge closets. And, of course, everything is minimalistic and there's room for everything even though they have tons (!) of clothes.
However, I'm showing you the real thing. I have a small room, even smaller closet. Actually, it's a regular size closet, but seeing all the others, this seems tiny. And I also have quite a big amount of clothes. Let's see how this goes.

21 May 2018

I'm tuning out.

Hello guys.

Firstly I want to thank you all for being here, coming for the first time or revisiting which is even more awesome.
Not to make this a long post, I'll just give you a quick update on what's going on.

So, I won't be publishing any posts until June (which is in a week and a half, I know) which will make me miss 3 posts, but hopefully it'll give me enough time to do stuff and prepare my posts. As you may know I'm posting on my personal blog too (and you can find weekly posts linked in each post on this blog). Although I find it easier to post personal stuff cause I'm just writing stories that pop to my mind, it's still time consuming.

Also, I'm currently in the middle of a lot of stuff. Some being looking for a job, writing my final paper, attending meetings and other stuff related to both my college and job so I don't really have the time to write this. And I'm disappointed in myself cause I'm usually good with time management, but lately I've been stuck in this rut with all college/job issues that it's basically all I think about.

Anyways, give me a week and a half.

Thank you!!

17 May 2018

Essence metal shock nail powders (+ video)

Metal nails or nail foils were a huge thing now (they still are as far as I know) among all nail artists and manicure lovers. Although there are hundreds of powders and base/top coat combinations, and they can be ordered pretty much everywhere, I got my eyes on the Essence collection. Among other products, they offered metal shock powder and top coat.
I got powder in the shade #03 i'm so fancy (purple), #01 mirror, mirror on the nail (silver) and #04 a touch of vintage (gold) and I also got these cute mini eyeshadow applicators as I've seen many tutorials using these.

14 May 2018

Pore cleaner | device review

In how many posts do I need to share my need for clean pores? Someone please help me! I went to a beauty salon for a professional lady to do it for me. I paid quite a lot of money, I've lain there for about 40 minutes, I felt quite a lot of pain and then I was done.
I was left with clean pores. Every single bit out of all of my pores was taken out. I've never seen my face like that. Absolutely clean and irritated. I also received all facial treatments afterwards so I was just waiting for the redness to go away. Well it all took a different turn the next day.