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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Beauty Glazed “Neptune” palette review

ABOUT THE PRODUCT

Beauty Glazed Neptune Palette - Online Makeup Store

These shadows are extremely soft 9 colors beautiful glitter colors that will go with any skin tone and brighten up any look.

  • Tonal and inspiration from the catwalk, gorgeous high saturated color eye makeup
  • Exquisite opaque, smooth easy away,easily highlight stereo eye level,long lasting shine

 

My review of the Lemon palette by Beauty Glaze

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Packaging

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This is the third palette I have from this brand. Very well made, the packaging is cardboard, it has a magnetic closure. Easy to carry in your bag, would love to have a mirror, but that’s just me.

 

Texture and Quality

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Easy to blend, like it’s suuupppeeerr easy! Eyeshadow doesn’t have any scent and that’s amazing. Doesn’t stain my eyelids. The Yellow shade is powdery and the shimmery shades don’t work well with brushes, but that’s my only complaint.

OVERALL

4 stars

   Pros  

  • Affordable
  • Travel-friendly
  • Beautiful color story
  • Great pigment
  • Cute Packaging

Cons

  • The matt shades are patchy
  • Shimmery shades don’t work well with brushes

 

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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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Syoss Keratin Hair Perfection Shampoo – review

About the product :

Syoss Keratin Shampoo refills the hair structure for a salon-smooth hair feeling with every wash.

  • SYOSS KERATIN SHAMPOO: Refills the hair structure with essential keratin for a salon-smooth feeling with every wash
  • 100% STRUCTURE REPAIR: The professional performance formula with Keratin reinforces the hair structure and repairs existing hair damages
  • FIGHTS HAIR BREAKAGE: Helps to resist hair breakage caused by brushing and styling thanks to the strengthening formula with hair identical Keratin
  • RESTORES THE HAIR FIBER: For stronger, shinier, healthier and salon-smooth hair feeling with every wash

 

My Thoughts :

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Packaging

It’s really bulky, so usually, I just put it in a smaller container for everyday use.

Quality and Scent

This is our 3 bottle of this shampoo, my mom loves it so we always have it in our house. It has a very nice caramel scent ,it’s not overbearing on your hair but you can definitely smell it across the room when someone is having a shower. How I already said my mom loves it , it makes her hair shiny and easy to brush… I, on the other hand, it always makes my hair frizzy. Like REALLY frizzy. Yes it feels healthy and my scalp feels nice…but my hair looks crazy ,don’t know how or why, but that’s how it is for me.

OVERALL

A good family type of shampoo for an affordable price.

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 Pros  
  • Great scent
  • Lots of product in the bottle
  • Great for the whole family
  • Affordable
Cons
  • Not travel friendly
  • Makes my hair frizzy

 

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Nivea Colour Protect mild Shampoo- Review

About the Product:

Nivea Colour Protection Mild Shampoo (250 ml), Gentle Nourishing Shampoo with color care complex hair shampoo for healthy, colored hair

  • Colour protection – The mild Nivea Colour Protection Shampoo nourishes colored hair particularly intensively and protects the hair color for longer color shine.
  • Colour care complex – with every use, the nourishing Nivea shampoo with its color care complex makes dyed hair noticeably supple.
  • pH balance: thanks to its pH-optimised formula, the shampoo is particularly mild on hair and scalp and harmonizes with your natural pH value.
  • Gentle cleansing: the shampoo gently cleanses the scalp. At the same time, it strengthens the hair structure and intensively nourishes for naturally beautiful hair

My Thoughts 

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PACKAGING

Nothing fancy about it, just a simple shampoo bottle. It’s really easy to use, so no complaints there! 

TEXTURE AND QUALITY

Mmmkay, the name says it all, it’s a very mild shampoo. Yes, your hair color will not fade, and yes you will clean your hair…but it’s not a great shampoo if you have very oily skin and need a little bit more to clean your scalp. I think it’s more for people with sensitive scalp and colored hair. Overall a decent shampoo for the money.

OVERALL

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Pros  

  •  Hair color doesn’t fade
  • Makes your hair feel nice and silky
  • Affordable(at least in Latvia)
  • Has a very light scent, not overbearing

Cons

  • Not a lot of product in the packaging

 

 

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Oriflame HAIRX Advanced Care Frizz Control Smoothening Shampoo and Conditioner – First impression( I’M IN LOVE)

ABOUT THE PRODUCT:

Oriflame HAIRX Advanced Care Frizz Control Smoothening Shampoo

Cleansing shampoo specially formulated to help smooth curls and frizzy, hard-to-manage hair. Contains Phytonutrients Complex and Satin Shield Technology, to help leave hair feeling softer and silkier. For best results use with other products in the Frizz Control range.

 Oriflame HAIRX Advanced Care Frizz Control Smoothening Conditioner

Rich, creamy conditioner that helps tame flyaways and control curly, frizzy, hard-to-manage hair. Contains Phytonutrients Complex and Satin Shield Technology, to help leave hair feeling softer, shinier and silkier. Use with other products in the Frizz Control range.

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My Thoughts

So I have tried this duo just once, but I already love it! First of all the scent is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G ,it’s sweet so if that’s an issue for you better skip this one. Second of all My hair quality…my hair is so smooth! Like extra smooth, it feels nice and looks nice. About the frizz, it did get better .My hair doesn’t look super frizzy and that’s already a plus. Overall I’m very happy with this product, will definitely do a review after a month of use.

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Is it good for oily skin?”Hyaluronic Aloe Jelly by Garnier”- review

ABOUT THE PRODUCT:

HYALURONIC ALOE JELLY by GARNIER. Aloe gel. The product is intended for normal and combination skincare. It has a light and pleasant jelly texture that is quickly absorbed and will not leave an unpleasant sticky feeling. It contains 96% ingredients of natural origin, including beneficial aloe extract and hyaluronic acid. The cosmetic moisturizes deeply in the long-term and hydrates the skin. In addition, it soothes irritations, softens the skin, and restores its elasticity. The product can be used as a face cream or mask.garnier

  • A light gel.
  • For normal and combination skin.
  • Moisturizing, hydrating, and caring for the skin.
  • Containing 96% ingredients of natural origin.

 

 

 

So I used this one for around a month ,
so those are my thoughts and opinions 

PACKAGING

It’s a very simple glass jar(we love that it’s not plastic), nothing special about it. But it’s a heavy jar, so not really travel friendly. Easy to open and close, the lid is plastic.

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TEXTURE AND QUALITY

It’s a very light but tacky jelly-like texture, it has a light scent(I don’t really like it). It doesn’t contain any oils ,and that’s amazing! I’m happy with the quality.

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THE PRICE

It’s around 4/6 euro in Latvia. So very affordable.

SKIN AFTER USE

Is this real?! A product for normal/Combination skin worked for me?! And guys, my skin got better! Almost no new acne, I’m amazed. Overall I’m very happy with this product.


OVERALL

 Pros  

  • A glass packaging
  • Good for acne pron skin
  • Affordable

Cons

  • Has a scent
  • Heavy glass,so it’s not really travel friendly
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“GREEN FEELS” CREAMY FACIAL CLEANSER- First Impression

If you are new here Hello My name is Anna and I have Oily and Acne-prone skin, so all my opinions are based on my skin and it’s needs.

About the product :

IMG_20200226_154842Creamy facial cleanser. Gently removes skin impurities and make-up residues. The product is enriched with a natural cowberry extract containing C and A vitamins that strengthen facial skin, help to preserve elasticity and firmness. Active components of the product are characterized by ANTI-AGE properties. The product is suitable for all types of skin. It can also be used as an eye makeup remover. Directions for use: moisten your facial skin, distribute the product by massage movements in face and neck areas. Wash well with water. Recommended to be used in the morning and evening.

Ingredients: Aqua, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamte, Propanediol, 
Sodium Chloride,
Glycol Distearate, Coco Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate, 
Glyceryl Stearate, Glucose, Rapeseed Acid, 
Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum, Xanthan Gum,
Sodium Hyaluronate, Vaccinium Vitis-Idaea Fruit Extract, 
Glycerin, Benzyl Alcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid, 
Lavandula Angustifolia (Levander) Oil, 
Linallol.

 

MY THOUGHTS

It’s the first skincare item I have tried from a Lithuanian brand, and it wasn’t bad. So I paid around 4.99 euros for this 150 ml face wash, not cheap in my opinion. I have tried this product just a few times, so it’s truly a “first impression”. What can I say…it has a creamy consistency, not gel-like but more like a thin moisturizer. It has a very strong pine scent, it’s not overbearing but still not something I would want in my skincare. It didn’t dry out my skin,but my mom who has a dry skin type did say it was too drying for her. I would say this face wash is more for someone who was a combination/normal skin type.

OVERALL

 Pros

  • Made in Lithuania
  • with natural extracts
  • Anti-Age properties
  • doesn’t dry out the skin

Cons  

  • has a strong woodsy scent
  • not cheap

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February Favorites(2020 edition)

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Hello, my Darlings. How are you? It’s so nice to see you on my blog. February was a slow month for me, I got sick and did stay in bed for the majority of the month. So, of course, I read a lot of books and watched some old tv shows. But I did have some favorites this month too…so let’s dive into it!

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Oriflame “Milk & Honey”Hand and Body cream

This is one of the best creams I have ever used(no joke)! Like it helps moisturize your skin but isn’t greasy. Has a light, but very lovely scent(I’m obsessed). I’m definitely buying more!

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Essence Prime+ studio Mattifying +pore minimizing Primer with black clay 

One of my favorite primers ever! This really helps with pore minimizing but doesn’t clog up pores. Would recommend!

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Avon True Supreme Nourishing lipsticks in the color Softest Peony

Our weather was colder in February, so I didn’t wear a lot of matt lipsticks. This one was my lifesaver, this is a hydrating but a long-lasting lipstick! Has a beautiful semi-sheer finish. I really like it.

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For this one, I have two books. Both made me very emotional, but in a good way.

The first one is The Bromance Book Club (Bromance Book Club #1) by Lyssa Kay Adams

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This was my DYRC20 pick for February (here is the full review). All I can say it’s an amazing book, and you need to check it out!

and the second one “Truce? Hating Elijah Monroe” by Amelia Kingston

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This made me cry in the best way possible, there will be a review next week. So stay tuned for that!

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Eurovision season is opened and I already have two songs I’m listening on repeat!

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The family at 1313 Mockingbird Lane is a little… different. Dad Herman looks like Frankenstein’s monster; mom Lily and her dad, Grandpa, are vampires; and son Eddie is a werewolf. Poor Marilyn, their niece, is the odd one out — she’s just a normal girl. And the family doesn’t like to call attention to her unfortunate looks.

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