First Beauty haul of the year(NEW SKINCARE)

Hello, My Darlings! It’s New year and I got some new stuff. Some of those products I have already tried and some not yet. Let’s dive into the goodies.

Disclaimer – I have oily acne-prone skin, so what works for me, can not work for you.

1.NEUTROGENA Skin Detox 2-in-1 Clay Wash Mask

I’m pretty happy with this one! As a daily wash, it has a nice cooling effect, easy to clean the face. As a face mask, this one is very interesting. It doesn’t dry on the face, the cooling effect doesn’t stop until you take it off, and even after that you still feel the tingling. Overall a nice product. 

2.Garnier Pure Active Charcoal Peel-Off Mask 50ml

Ehhh…..I have mixed feelings about this one. Yes, I have tried it just once, so maybe my opinion will change. The problem is- it doesn’t peel off properly. If you didn’t put a generous amount on the area, it a pain to take off…But it does clean out the pores on the nose amazingly.

3.RdeL young profi palette eyeshadow 

Very shiny, easy to swatch, has a light perfume scent. This was a gift, so still haven’t played with it really.

4.eco laboratorie argana hair oil

This works more like a hair mask than anything. Nice scent, lots of product, still have to try.

5.SVR Sebiaclear Gel Moussant 200ml

Nice face wash, nothing special. Light scent, gentle wash, helps with acne. It doesn’t contain alcohol or parabens. Suitable for sensitive skin.

6.Garnier Eye Makeup Remover 2 in 1 

I know I know, everyone has tried it…but this my first eye makeup remover from Garnier. It has no scent, not extra greasy(and that’s good). Will see how I like it.

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It’s New Year and I’m overwhealmed…(I’m back!)

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Hello My Darlings!How are you all doing? I’m so sorry for being away for some time..but First of all…Happy NEW YEAR!

Hope this year started amazingly and all of your wishes will come true.

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Let’s talk a little bit about Why I was away.  So…the short answer- I got overwhelmed with everything. The cases of Covid-19 in Latvia are in all time high and our government decided to do a total lockdown,yes we had a lockdown before…but this one was(and still is) much more stricter and they announced it a day before it started, one of the big “deals” was that all stores will be closed and you could buy just the essentials (like groceries) until 13.February…overwhelming gifs | WiffleGifSo you can imagine what happened that particular day (a week before Christmas). But…it wasn’t the end (of course…why should it be?!)A day before New Years eve…we got a CURFEW.Like…no one can be outside after 22:00 at night and before 05:00 at morning. For like a week…And at the same time my everyday life was very GO GO GO .You can imagine how hectic it all was and still is.Marilyn Monroe pouring champagne. celebration gif | Marilyn monroe gif,  Marilyn, Marilyn monroe

 

But on the brighter note – This was the first New Year I didn’t spend with my family ,but with my boyfriend(and yes…I have a boyfriend…very unexpectedly…like REALLY UNEXPECTEDLY) and my friends and family really outdid themselves this year and got me some really cool stuff for Christmas(post coming soon). Basically December and the start of January was unexpected ,hopeful and busy.

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December Bullet Journal- yes,I’m doing it again!

Hello, My Darlings! How are you all doing? Hope this week started amazingly. So…I’m doing it again. Guess Bullet Journaling is my new hobby now. I tried Buju for the second time last month(you can find it here) and it really worked for me.

Let’s see my spreads for the month.

Disclaimer – I’m bad at art
TITLE PAGE

This month my theme was Christmas! I’m so excited about Christmas…you have no idea. So for the title page, I decided to do Christmas trees and little snowflakes.

THE SPREAD 

For the weekly spread, I decided to do minimalistic Christmas lights. I really liked how it turned out.

Christmas Gift List 

Christmas is near…and of course, planning gifts is important. How you can see I’m already writing something in those little tags.

KDRAMA-TRACKER

I did this Kdrama-tracker last month and it worked A-M-A-Z-I-N-G-L-Y! I loved keeping track of everything I watched.

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Aliexpress Haul “everything under 5 euros”

Hello, My Darlings! How are you all doing? Finally, my orders from Aliexpress are coming in, most of those are Holiday gifts for my friends and family. If you don’t know AliExpress is a popular online store for buying products at much cheaper prices than Amazon and other similar services. Everything is under 5 euros, so very affordable!

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Let’s dive into the goodies!

VPB S32 earphones

The best cheap earphones I have ever got! This is my second order from this particular store, so I have already tested those earphones and I can say…those are heavy-duty(I’m not gentle with my earphones, so I change them regularly), and the sound is pretty good. In this order, I got one pair for myself as a backup and one for my brother as a stocking stuffer. The shipping was super fast too, A little over a week to Latvia.

Men’s Autumn Summer Socks 

Another stocking stuffer for my brother. I know it wasn’t intentional, but the little color stripe looks like a Latvian flag. That’s the main reason why I got this pair, and the price was amazing(around 0.80 euro). Quality is pretty good, definitely stretchy cotton. Would recommend!

Cotton Christmas Socks

Aren’t those cute?! Super affordable and super cute. To be honest, I got the cheaper Santa socks, but they send me those …I’m not mad about it. Shipping was fast, the quality is okay. I paid 0.56 euro.

925 Sterling Silver Leaves Long Tassels Earrings

This is a gift for my mom. She loves silver jewelry, and those looked like something she will enjoy. It was an 11.11 deal and I paid around 1.33 euro I think. The quality is amazing and it came with a pouch and a cloth to polish earrings. Very happy with the purchase. The shipping was a little over two weeks to Latvia from China.

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I’m trying bullet journaling…(again)

Hello, my darling! How are you? How’s November treating you? So…I’m trying bullet journaling, yes, it was a mess last time(here is a post about)…but I’m learning from my mistakes and I’m doing it again. Let’s see my spreads for the month.

Disclaimer – I’m bad at art

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Title Page

For the theme, I decided to go with Rain. I could go very patriotic for November(It’s Latvia’s independence day in November), but I’m not good at drawing so decided to go with something more…easy.

 

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The Spread 

Decided on boxes for the weekly spreads with little clouds on them….Isn’t it cute?

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Instagram spread

This is not only for November, but this year(and maybe the next). It’s a growth tracker for Instagram(my bookstagram you can find here).

 

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Kdrama-Tracker

If you didn’t know, I love Kdramas…and I watch a lot of them. This is a great way to keep track of everything I watch(and it’s cute…). It works amazingly and I love this idea.

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Accessories from AliExpress – haul

All the goodies I got!

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Hello, my darlings! I’m back to you with a haul, an Aliexpress haul to be exact.If you don’t know about Aliexpress,that’s basically like eBay but safer in my opinion. I got a bunch of little stuff(and have some more coming, so will definitely do a second part). Everything is under 2 euros, so very affordable. Hope you enjoy it!

Everything I got with my own money and the links are not affiliated.

Big Size Velvet Bow Hair Clips

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The price I paid -0 97 euro

Shipping was free

I’m in love with this bow! It’s sooo cute, and so well done. It’s pretty big and feels really secure in my hair. Overall very happy!

RscvonM crystal hoop earrings

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The price I paid -0.82 euro

Shipping was free

When I first saw them I thought they are made of glass or something similar, because those earrings catch the light very beautifully. But no…it’s the good old plastic and I’m not mad about it. The quality is okay, are much lighter than they look and that’s amazing! Overall great earrings for the price.

Rabbit Ears Hair Scrunchie

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The price I paid -0.89 euro

Shipping was free

I got this as an experiment. I don’t like scrunchies, but this looked soooo cute on the model. And what can I say…I LOVE IT!!! This looks so cute on me. Definitely a favorite.

Two Color Cabochon Earring Base
and
CLEAR CAMEO GLASS Cabochons

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The price I paid for earring base(mix 10 mm)- 0.69 euro

The price I paid for clear glass(24 pcs,10 mm)-0.78 euro

Shipping was free

I got both of those from the same seller, shipping was super fast at this time and I really appreciated it. The quality isn’t the best , but for the price I’m okay. I got those to make some cute earrings as Christmas gifts for my friends, if you would love to see a “tutorial” definitely tell me in the comments down below.

 

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A very late September favourites!

Mask Hello GIF by Molang - Find & Share on GIPHYHello ,my Darlings! How,are you all doing?I know I know this is VEEERRRYYY late, but better late than never, right?! So let’s talk about September. I’m officially am 25 years old (middle life crisis is here). It’s October and we are now again in quarantine, the cases in Latvia are at in an all-time high…and it’s cold outside. Overall the October didn’t start well. But now let’s dive into the favorites!

 

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After All I’ve Done by Mina Hardy

I was approved for this book on Netgalley, and guys…THIS WAS AMAZING!!! Full review you can read here.

Writing as Mina Hardy, New York Times bestselling author Megan Hart delivers a thrilling new psychological suspense for fans of The Woman in the Window and When the Lights Go Out.
She’s lost her best friend, her husband–and possibly, her mind.

Five months ago, an accident left Diana Sparrow badly injured and missing a few months of her memory. As if that’s not enough, she’s started having recurring nightmares about the night of the accident. Dreams that feel so real, she’s left questioning: maybe she didn’t just slide off the road into a ditch. Maybe, just maybe, she hit something. Or someone.

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Any old kpop fans here? Do you know Super junior, if yes then What’s your favorite Super Junior song? I’m loving the new D&E songs,sooo good. Highly recommend for you to check it out

 

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“Once Again”

My review you can find here 

Song Young-Dal (Cheon Ho-Jin) and Jang Ok-Boon (Cha Hwa-Yeon) have been married for many years and they have 4 children: Joon-Sun (Oh Dae-Hwan), Ga-Hee (Oh Yoon-Ah), Na-Hee (Lee Min-Jung) and Da-Hee (Lee Cho-Hee).Third child Na-Hee is a doctor and she works with her husband Doctor Kyu-Jin (Lee Sang-Yeob) at the same hospital. They fell in love during their medical school days and got married, but their marriage life is not doing very well. Meanwhile, the first child Joon-Sun (Oh Dae-Hwan) and the second child Ga-Hee (Oh Yoon-Ah) are both divorcees and live with their parents. The youngest child Da-Hee struggles as an intern at a company.

 

 

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The Earl Not Taken (The Wallflowers of West Lane #1) by A.S. Fenichel -book review

joanna-kosinska-kKfVAvdBsAw-unsplashLeft standing on the side while their contemporaries marry into society, four young ladies forge a bond to guard each other from a similar fate…

Finishing school failed to make a proper lady of Penelope Arrington. But as a Wallflower of West Lane, Poppy has a far more vital role—she and her three best friends have made a pact to protect each other from the clutches of dangerous, disreputable men. So when one of them is about to be married off to a duke sight unseen, Poppy makes it her mission to divine the prospective husband’s true character. If only she didn’t require the aid of London’s most unsuitable rake.

Rhys Draper, Earl of Marsden, has known the headstrong Poppy since she was a young girl naïve to the ways of men. To her eternal chagrin—and to his vague amusement—they have been at odds over the memory of their embarrassing first encounter all these years. Now, with his services in need, Rhys sees a chance to finally clear the air between them. Instead, he is surprised by the heat of their feelings. If the two do not tread carefully, they may end up in a most agreeably compromising position…

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The story– 3/5

Setting of the book– 3/5

Main Hero– 2/5

Smexy Times?– Yes

OVERALL – 3/5 STARS

“Do men still do stupid things in the name of love, or is that reserved for those novels the ladies like to read?”

You know I love historical romance ,but ahhh…. sadly I’m disappointed. I really wanted to love it,but couldn’t. It was boring,and I don’t know why. It had my favourite trope ever – enemies to lovers. The friendship between our wallflowers was precious ,I love that.  But guys,it dragged….A LOT. Maybe the next book in the series is better,will see. 3 🌟 stars from me.

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IT’S MY BIRTHDAY WEEK!Birthday Make-up haul(part 1)

Hello, My Darlings! How are you doing? Hope this week started great for you. I’m so excited, this is my birthday week and of course, I got myself some new makeup. I can’t believe I will be 25 years old this Friday…Like it’s actually crazy!

Today I wanted to talk about the stuff I got, there will be 2(or maybe even 3) parts to this, so get ready to see what I got!

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1.Hand cream “Barkhatnyye ruchki”

I got this one as a little surprise from my dear friend Alina(she always gets me little gifts, how did I deserve such an amazing friend I will never know). I have already used this cream for 2 weeks now and can say it’s pretty decent. Doesn’t make my skin feel all greasy, and that’s a BIG plus. Overall would recommend

About the product :Hand cream with Shee butter and Hyaluron and vitamin B5.The high-quality cream “Barkhatnie Ruchki” won the recognition and love of millions of women! It provides complete effective care for the skin, improves skin condition, takes care, and makes the skin of your hands soft as velvet!

2. Maybelline Fit Me matt + porelles foundation for Normal to Oily skin(110 Porcelain)

I have tried this one before,and if I remember correctly I liked it. Right now, by swatching it I can say it’s not as full coverage as I like. It’s more a natural/medium coverage foundation so I don’t know how I feel about it. The color was a pretty okay color match, would love it to be a little bit lighter but we can’t have it all(yes yes I know, I’m white as a Ghost).

About the product : Fit Me® Matte + Poreless Foundation face makeup. This lightweight foundation mattifies and refines pores and leaves a natural, seamless finish.

3.The RIVAL loves me Primer Matt & Poreless

It has cute packaging,it’s vegan and super affordable(around 3 euros). So of course I got it!Haven’t tried it yet but by swatching it on my skin I can say I really like the texture. It’s not silicony or sticky.

About the product : The RIVAL loves me Primer Matt & Poreless has a matt effect, has a pore-refining effect, and prepares the skin optimally for the subsequent make-up. Skin compatibility dermatologically confirmed. Use: Apply to the face every morning after cleansing and massage in gently. Now the skin is ready for the makeup!

4. essence eyebrow designer(02 brown)

It’s like…my 5th pencil already!I WOULD DIE FOR THIS PENCIL!!!!It’s amazing,truly. One of my holy grail products I love and will always buy. It stays on the whole day,is not waxy and it’s easily to draw with . And of course it’s affordable,and that’s always a plus.

About the product :who says you can’t have it all? tame, define & shape your brows with an eyebrow pencil and brush all in one! a smooth pencil to define, outline, and fill in brows. blend seamlessly and comb with attached brush.

5.Essence All About Matt! Fixing Compact Powder

Another one of my all time favorite products! Yes,it can look ashy ..but my skin is like…white so It’s perfect for me.

About the product: If you prefer pressed powder, this fine, compact powder is for you! It can be applied above foundation to mattify your skin and set your make-up. For a matt, natural and smooth complexion. It’s perfect when you’re out and about with your girls!

6.essence smoothie gloss(01 crazy mango)

I got it as a gift for purchase,and I’m obsessed! It’s not sticky ,has a nice light scent(and it’s yummy,I tried it…You are welcome!)

About the product : as trendy as fruit smoothies: the lipglosses in the five fragrances mango, peach, strawberry, raspberry and blackberry – all with medium coverage. the cute lipglosses give you the feeling that you have the aromatic fruits right on your lips! each gloss has the colour of the fruit on its packaging

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August Favorites(2020 edition)

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Hello My Darlings! Are you ready for Autumn?I’m not…why the summer is ending? How did it happen?!Time did go so fast,it’s actually insane. It’s September,that means soon is my birthday…and I’m going to be 25 on the 25.septemember.Still can’t belive it,but that’s the reality. Let’s talk about August,so what fun things you did?We had a little photoshoot (some of the photos you can see on my personal instagram and bookstagram).It was sooo much fun,loved to finally see my friends and have a picknick afterwards . Now let’s dive into the Favorites!

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swatches

Beauty Glazed “Lemon” palette

My review for this product you can read here.

I love those eyeshadows,it’s the best!Stay on the whole day, easy to blend and the colours are AMAZING. Did my eyelook for the photoshoot with it and it looked sooo beautiful!

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Ruthless Empire
(Royal Elite #6)
by Rina Kent

About the book:

She’s off limits. He has none.

There’s a girl.
Beautiful. Popular. Fake.
And my obsession.
My fall.
Probably my damnation.
Did that stop me? Do I care? No and no.
There’s a line between right and wrong. Moral and immoral.
And then there’s her.
I cross every limit with blood-coated fingers.
She says she hates me.
I say I hate her too as I trap her, own her.
Make her all mine.

Ruthless Empire is part of Royal Elite Series, but could be read on its own. For better understanding of the world, you might want to read the previous books first. This is a mature new adult and contains situations that some readers can find offensive.

Why I love it!

This is the last book in the series and I’m very sad about it…this was the longest book,bu it felt the shortest. Will definitely do a full review soon for this one,so don’t miss that!

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You can see I was slightly obsessed with Jackson Wang music…Like that man makes great music!Highly recommend for you to check it out. And of course GOT7,how did I slept on them?! I seriously don’t know.

 

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He Is Psychometric(you can find my review here)

Lee An (Jin Young) has a special psychometry ability. Whenever he touches someone, he can read that person’s memory. Using his psychometry ability, Lee An wants to take out evil people in the world. Unlike his handsome appearance, he is not smart at all.

Yoon Jae-In (Shin Ye-Eun) is a girl with a scar in her mind. She tries to hide that. Lee An and Yoon Jae-In happen to meet and they struggle to solve cases

What will happen when their worlds collide? A romantic thriller about how these two teenagers love, heal, and support each other through big and small events.

 

Train(you can find my review here)

A hard-hitting detective who fearlessly dives into his work, Seo Do Won is relentless when it comes to bringing criminals to justice. Willing to take on any case, no matter how hard, Do Won has made a name for himself as a man who gets the job done. But when the woman he loves becomes the latest victim of a serial killer, his world completely changes. Literally.
Mysteriously able to move between parallel universes, Do Won now lives in both worlds as a man who must pay for the sins of his father in one, and as a man forced to live a precarious life because of those sins in the other. As if the duality of his life wasn’t hard enough to deal with, he soon learns that his deceased love may be gone in one world, but she’s very much alive in the other. Vowing to track down her killer in one universe, while simultaneously trying to protect her in the other, Do Won is quick to acknowledge this is not something he can do alone. Seeking the help of his colleagues in both universes, Do Won asks Han Seo Kyung, an honest, yet reserved prosecutor with a big heart in one world, and a cold and emotionless detective in the other, to help him out. Together with Lee Jung Min, a tenacious member of the scientific investigation unit, they’ll do whatever it takes to track down the killer in one world and protect his love in the other. But will their efforts in either universe really be enough?

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