28 August 2016

Black and white collection (part 2)

Black and white are timeless (non)colors and they go great with any other color. They're also suitable for almost any occasion, but without a doubt, they look both classy and edgy. Here's the second part of my collection, first part is here.
Note: All outfits can be found on the links below the pictures and all items are visible on the links. Just hover over the item and you'll see the name, brand and the price.

Do you like more black and white combinations or colors? :)

22 August 2016

How much is my face worth?

This is not a new and original post so I'll get right into it.

Note: When reading this, have in mind that I wear almost minimal make-up and I'm not a professional nor even "Instagram good", but I am trying to get better at this. I also have my favorite brand which is Essence, but, in general, I usually buy cheaper or more affordable make-up. I also don't own five closets/desks/drawers full of make-up so I'll list down the cheapest of all that I got.

Every day look without much time:
Total for every day look: $26

Every day look with some extra time (first look + ...):
Total for extra every day look: $40.50

I do not own any photos. These are all taken from the links listed above and made into a collage.
I hope you like this. Feel free to write down suggestions for some new good make-up. :)

12 August 2016

More about me

I usually don't write personal stuff on this blog, but I know people like to see what other people like, do or know, so I'm writing this so you could get to know me better. Here I go...
Note: I took this somewhere from the Internet and I did not read the questions before doing this.
  1. I'm heterosexual. Looking for a boyfriend.
  2. Umm... I don't think there's anything I'm that bad at, but I don't like playing sports or card games with bunch of people because I'm so out of shape so I can't run/jump and I don't pay much attention to cards so everyone gets pissed off at me for loosing.
  3. Oh God. I did not see that one coming. Everyone knows Cristiano Ronaldo has been my celebrity crush for about 10 years, but I couldn't pick one. Also, if anything, I'd like to date them, not just fu*k.
  4. Non existent. Not totally true. I vary from feeling awesome to feeling totally not good enough. So, it depends. But I'd say somewhere in the middle?
  5. If I'm going there, I have to mention two names - Joan and Dora. They have been in my life the same amount of time and they both know all the sh*t that's going on in my life.
  6. I'm not much of a book worm, but I'd choose Wings by Danielle Steel.
  7. I'd love to travel a lot and visit many places, but New York is on the top of my list. Madrid and Maderia are also pretty high on that list.
  8. Both Joan and Dora are kind, funny, patient (more or less), supportive. Well, all you need in a best friend.
  9. I'm totally a dog person!
  10. My elementary school friends that grown apart with.
  11. Turquoise, but I like buying red clothes since I look good in it.
  12. I have my ears pierced. Each on the standard lobe and one and two more piercings on each upper lobe (picture to explain it is here and I have this on one ear and this on the other).
  13. I'm so afraid of death. And not like I'm going to die tomorrow, but in general. And the end of the world is just terrifying. Out of "usual" fears, I'm afraid of the dark.
  14. I usually notice the hair first. Then the rest of the body. But I like when they don't skip the leg day, you know? Guys don't have to be super fit, but they have to be bigger than girls (according to general standards) and they have to proportional.
  15. I'm more on the can't-let-go side. Even though I sometimes say I'm done with something or someone, I most probably am not.
  16. I always take chocolate. But I've been loving orange and banana lately.
  17. I don't think anyone knows this, but I love to go on the top of the hill behind my grandparent's house. I just stare at the green valley and woods. I just love it there.
  18. Being really (really!) emotional kid with low self esteem, I took everything really personal. So, I heard people in my school talking behind my back how I'm such a hairy girl and it's disgusting, how fat I am, how ugly stuff I had were,... This still gets to me.
  19. I've only lived here, in my city where I was born. I did go at my grandparent's every summer for about 3 months and I do spent a month a yeah at the shore.
  20. treat me right. If you're funny and kind, if you listen to what I say and if you treat me like an equal to yourself. That's not too much to ask, right?
  21. I wish to finish college, get a job, get married, have kids, buy a house and have pets. I also wish to keep all of my current relationships alive and meet some new good people. I'd also love to travel more.
  22. There are those: "Treat others how you wish to be treated." and "Treat others how they treat you." Can't decide.
  23. I would just love if I had a switch to turn on the highest level of my self esteem.
  24. I once peed my pants in school when I was about 7 because I was to shy and scared to ask the teacher to let me go to the bathroom. Nobody noticed though. And I can't believe I just wrote this here.
  25. Can I just write one? My body. Belly and thighs to be precise.
  26. I would buy myself, my grandfather and my brother cars, I would buy myself a motorbike, I would buy a house, pay off my parent's debt and renovate my grandparent's house. And I would go on from there.
  27. On everything an average girl does. Lately I've been buying a lot of make-up. But there is always clothes, bags, shoes...
  28. OK, I can do this. Good listener, calm, patient, loyal, naive.
  29. Flowers! It's better if they're alive, but since every plant I ever had has died, I now have plastic/artificial flowers and they look amazing.
  30. Oh God. I really go to concerts a lot (!), but most of them are national performers so I don't think you'd know about them. I've seen Shakira, Lady Gaga and Bon Jovi. I had tickets for Robbie Williams, but I couldn't go. I'd love to hear Rihanna, Beyonce, Eminem,... Also Whitney Houston and Elvis Presley (I know they're dead).
  31. I'd like to have kids. I wish for two of them. I want them to be twins, a boy and a girl. (Yes, I've thought about this.)
  32. Definitely neat. I don't like stuff everywhere and dirty clothes, dishes or anything. I'm also very organised. Not obsessed, but I do like some order.
  33. I could say I am. I do wish for some progress in building up my self esteem and finding the love of my life, but I am happy.
  34. I don't have anything that traumatic, thank God. But I do remember one time when my brother went to the woods to cut a tree. There was our friend, our grandpa and me. Once he had cut it, it started falling in the wrong direction and treetop fell on him. There was a second where we all thought he is dead or badly injured until he yelled he's fine.
  35. Nowhere but here. I do not wish to move away from my city. I do wish to move out from my parent's apartment.
  36. Maybe not the nicest thing ever, but I loved it when the girls from my class which I didn't hang out with (and who I found to be cool) said that I have a good figure after I been working my ass off for six months. That's was a pretty great moment.
  37. Is this a questions where I live or how my life looks right now? But I like both, so it doesn't matter.
  38. I usually have a general list saying, for example T-shirt, dress, etc., and then I randomly choose some. But I do write down all essentials like phone charger, sunglasses,...
  39. I have one brother and I love him as much as a person can love other person. We usually get along great, but, like all siblings, we have our weird moments.
  40. That's I'll end up alone. Not that that's bad, but I have other plans.
  41. World peace? I know it's a stupid answer, but seriously, that would be great.
  42. Mostly good. We also have our moments and days when we disagree and fight. But it's all normal. I'm definitely more attached to my mum than my dad.
  43. Exercise. I'm not all about healthy life and fitness, but I do wish to be slimmer and in shape and I'm not doing anything to achieve that.
  44. Joan because we watch the same show at the moment. And I'm in a chat group on Facebook with my three best college friends, so it would be all of them.
  45. My tonsils surgery, my dog dying, breaking my arm. That would be it I think.
  46. My low self-esteem (haven't I pointed that out enough by now?), by belly and fat thighs. My dandruff and my hairy body (but I love the actual hair so that's 50:50).
  47. Definitely Tom and Jerry. I loved lots of them, but this and Barbie were my dearest.
  48. Oh, I just love buying stuffed animals. I have 46 of them (just counted) and I always need more. They are all over my bedroom walls (even though I'm 21).
  49. I'm currently in college, but it's similar. I hate the long hours there and mean kids who think they're better than all the others. I also hate when teachers are disrespectful just because you're younger. And the fact they all think school/college is all you do in your life and every one of them gives you 15 hours of homework.
  50. I can go from totally dressy and elegant to sporty, I can wear rock outfit... I wear heels and flowers, black clothes with studs and sneakers and baseball cap and I love it.
That's a lot of text, but I hope you like it. You're very welcome to answer all or just some questions in the comments. Also, I'd like to know what we have in common.
If you're a blogger, do the same on your blog and send me a link to it :)

05 August 2016

Essence brushes haul

I still consider myself new in this make-up world and make-up isn't my whole life, so I'm buying really affordable products. Lately I've been seeing all different types of make-up brushes in my local stores and, as usual. Essence draw my attention with these live colors and cute packaging. I got total of 9 brushes and a bag to store them in for $24.50.
I'll write down what they say about it as well as how I'm planning on using it.
Concealer brush. The ideal brush for applying and blending a liquid or cream concealer precisely. Use the pointed tip to help camouflage small imperfections easily. The flat side is ideal for larger areas like under eye circles. For a perfect and flawless finish! Since I got their concealer pallete (post Spring make-up haul), I thought it would be a good idea to purchase a brush that will help me get this green (which I usually use) on my face. This brush was $2.
Smokey eyes brush. Perfect for an easy application. Blend the two eyeshadow shades. Smudge the contours of the eyeliner. I don't actually know why I got this one cause I never smudge my eyeliner, but I think I'll use it for regular blending and applying eyeshadows. This costs $1.50.
Eyeshadow brush. Eyeshadow brush with soft hair for precise application of loose or pressed eyeshadow. If you read my Essence eyeshadows post then you know I recently got these beautiful shades and I needed something to apply them with. I used the sponge applicator till now, but as soon as I saw these, I knew I had to at least try them. I got two of these so I could use multiple colors without having to wash them every 5 minutes. Each costs $1.50.
Eye blender brush. Eyeshadow brush with extra soft hair for blending and shading one or several eyeshadow colors - for softly blended colors and a perfect finish! Also if you read my post about eye shadows (link here), you would know that I used some flat brush I found to blend everything together. Even though it did a good job, I wanted to be more professional and buy this for easier blending. This one was $2.
Blush brush. Professional blush brush with a special slanted shape, provides precise and expert application of blush. For perfectly highlighted cheekbones. Works especially well with the Essence powder blushes. Good thing I bought their powder blush (in the post Spring make-up haul). I thought this would be super cute brush which is not completely round so you could apply blush more precisely, as they say too. Also, saying blush brush is just a fun thing to do. It costs $3.50.
Powder brush. Professional powder brush with a rounded, paddle-shaped brush provides even application for a flawless finish every time. Works especially well with the Essence compact powder. I also got two of these because I have two powders, one translucent and one with a pigment, both by Essence, so I didn't want to apply both of them with the same brush. Each is $4.
Kabuki brush. Professional brush with a round shape provides even application of powders on face, decollete and body. Suitable for compact and loose powders. Works especially well with the Essence bronzing powder. Unfortunately, I don't use bronzers as I don't know how to, so I think I'll use this for applying my translucent powder to set my make-up cause it's big enough to cover all of my face in just few swipes. (You maybe know I also own a "baby kabuki". Post is here.) This one was $5.
Brush bag. I know it's popular to keep your brushes in a cup, preferably those from IKEA, but this is so cute. Although you can't fit a lot of brushes in there, it will be perfect for travelling. It costs $5.

I hope you liked this. Which brushes would you recommend?
I've been thinking about Spectrum brushes. Or Real Techniques. Or Zoeva. Or Morphe. Any thought on these? Or any others? Help out a fellow blogger :)