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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Hello, My Darlings! And Hey If you are new here, it’s so nice to see you on my blog. How are you all doing? Is October treating you right? It’s the Blogtober day 14 and Today I want to talk about some goodies(some good, some bad) I got for myself. Let’s dive into it!
Encanto Fascinating Body Spray – 100ml
About the product:
Bergamot, jade flower and cashmere woods.
Creamy texture easily absorbs into skin.
Infused with perfume oils.
*After multiple applications.
Why I got it: I tried a body lotion tester with this scent and I knew I need to get something from this range. It has such a rich and beautiful scent! It does stay on your clothes for hours. The packaging is pretty simple,it’s affordable(I got it for a little bit under 4 euros).
Luxe Volumising Mascara Caviar Black
About the product:
Avon Luxe Volumising Mascara Caviar Black is a volumizing mascara infused with black diamond powder and rich pigments to coat lashes with an intensely dark black shade. The lash-boosting wand works to sculpt and define lashes from root to tip.
Why I got it: I got this as a promotion gift(spend 19.99 euros and you got this mascara). Overall I like it, it’s good. Is it my favorite mascara ever made? No! Is it still a good product I enjoy? Yes.
mark. Glow On Face Illuminator
About the product :
Iridescent, light-gold formula for a luminous glow
Glitter-free finish. Wear over make-up on targeted areas for a light-reflecting luminous, strobed effect
Illuminate and highlight in 1
Lightweight texture. Perfects, moisturises and adds natural-looking radiance.
Wear alone to help brighten, blur imperfections and even skin tone or under make-up as a pore-minimising, radiance-boosting base for a longer-lasting look
Why I got it: It was marketed as a dewy primer, and I have never tried those, That’s why I got it. My fellow people with oily skin, this is made for you! It has a water base, not oily or sticky after putting on the skin. That’s a big plus, but it will look better if you have a deeper skin tone. Is it a primer? No, I wouldn’t call it that, more like a wet highlighter, The quality is good, will see how I will like it.
True Colour Finishing Pearls
About the product :
Want a flawless, natural-looking finish in seconds? Say hello to our first 5-in-1 Finishing Pearls, our unique Tri-Colour powder pearls that blend perfectly with your skin tone to create a soft-focus finish that’s weightless. Whether you wear it alone or over your favourite foundation, these pearls will give you the flawless finish you deserve.
Why I got it: This looked interesting,basically that’s why I got it. I have already tried it, do I like it? Right now, not so much. Does it mattify your skin? Yes, I would say it does. But I don’t like it how those pearls stick to my powder brush, that’s annoying if you are in a hurry. Let’s see how I feel about it in the future.
Color Trend Kiss n Go, Lipstick Poppy
About the product :
Smooth and even application.
In Poppy Love
Why I got it: It had a good price and I have never had anything from this range, and the color looked good. Don’t know how I feel about this one, it’s not as creamy as I anticipated.Will see after a few uses how I feel about it then.
Hello, my darlings! How are you all doing? Are you all excited for New Year?! I’m ready for the new year and new beginnings. Can’t wait to see what new year will bring . Today I want to talk about some goodies I got for Christmas. This year I was very blessed, my friends really spoiled me. They do know that I love skincare and makeup, so they got me some stuff I wanted.
Different areas of your face [forehead, T-Zone, cheeks] have different skincare needs. The L’Oréal Paris Pure Clay masks allow you to create a tailored detox regime with your own multi-masking solution.
Apply 1, 2 or 3 masks at a time to address your skin needs and multi-mask your way to more beautiful skin day after day. The creamy textures work deep into the pores, leaving the skin looking purer, cleaner, brighter – without drying it out.
Contains 3x10ml Mini Pure Clay Face Masks:
– GREEN / PURITY MASK
3 Pure Clays + Eucalyptus, known for its purifying properties
– RED / GLOW MASK
3 Pure Clays + Red Algae, known for its brightening properties
– BLACK / DETOX MASK 3
Pure Clays + Charcoal, which acts like a magnet to draw out impurities
Algotherm Purifying Matifying Fluid daily moisturizes and regulates the sebum excess of oily skins. For a beautiful skin, it matifies and soothes, bringing comfort to the skin. It acts thanks to its several actives:
– Tetraselmis Chui and Fucus Spiralis extracts: they normalize sebaceous secretions,
– the Chondrus Crispus algae extract protects and moisturizes,
– the Zinc extract is known for its anti-bacterial and sebo-regulative properties,
– matifying powders: with anti-shining action.
The skin is detoxified, purified and less dull, radiant.
Facial mask with strawberry extract for moisturizing skin.The active ingredient cocktail of glycerin, panthenol, almond oil and the mask of this butter balances the skin’s moisture level and smoothes the face tone. Suitable for all skin types. Skin compatibility dermatologically confirmed.
5.Egg Essence Hand cream
(Funny enough I didn’t find anything about this brand or this product, but I can tell you it’s an amazing hand cream)
Hello my darlings, how are you all doing? I’m doing amazing. If you didn’t know I love books, A LOT!So it was a logical step to get some for my birthday as a birthday present from me to…me!This time I didn’t get a lot, but I did get some interesting ones. Let’s star!
About the book: Cath is a Simon Snow fan.
Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan...
But for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving. Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.
Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.
Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words... And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.
For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?
And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?
Why I got it: FanGirl is one of my favorite books of all times, but I haven’t got a physical copy. That’s why I was happy to see a Latvian copy for a great price. How you can see the Latvian edition has a different cover than the American one, and I don’t really like it. Definitely not a cover buy for me.
About the book: A look inside the life of Jackie Kennedy.
Why I got it: This one was a cover buy . I saw this book in the advertisement for our local bookstore and knew that I need to get it. I like how this one has photos in it, that really bring the story to life
About the book: Nobody knows Greta Garbo as well as Wendel Berg,
the girl who has become the stars personal secretary in the 20th century Hollywood. Wendel keeps Greta safe from attention, helps her sign contracts and deposit money.
Both of them live, work and travel - with Greta's lover or two.
Those are the 30's, Greta Garbo's fame boom.
She plays Anne Kristi, Mata Hari, and Queen Kristina.
However, she is a prisoner of her glory and dreams of retreat,
just as Queen Christina departed from the throne.
Why I got it: First, I don’t know a lot about Greta Garbo and I would love to found out more. Second, Can we just talk about the cover? I love it! And Third, the secretary has the same surname as me. I’m excited to read this one
Tell me in the comments, What is on your TBR list right now?
Hello my darlings! How are you all doing?It’s already the end of August,can you believe the summer will end soon?I can’t ,but in the same time can’t wait for all the new adventures in the fall . Today I want to talk about some makeup I recently got .
Ingredients: Iron Powder,Active Carbone ,Water,Salt
This eye mask claims to help when you are stressed and is travel friendly. I really liked the fun packaging and who doesn’t want to look like a panda when you try to relax? Will definitely write a review on this one,so watch out for that!
Finally I found a korean face mask for oily skin in my local drugstore. For the longest time I wanted to try one ,but they always had some for dry skin and nothing really for oily skin. But now I have one! I’m so excited to try it.
I think it’s my 4 or 5 time repurchase this powder,so you can guess how much I love it . It’s one of my favorites.
stay all day 16h long-lasting concealer
Ingredients: AQUA (WATER), CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, PEG/PPG-18/18 DIMETHICONE, DIMETHICONOL, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, SODIUM CHLORIDE, C30-45 ALKYL METHICONE, C30-45 OLEFIN, MICA, POLYSORBATE 80, TRIMETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, HYDROLYZED WHEAT GLUTEN, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, CERATONIA SILIQUA GUM, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, PHENOXYETHANOL, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE).
I have it in the shade 10 natural beige. I haven’t fully tried it yet,but I do like the coverage it gives and how always it is with essence products it doesn’t have any scent!
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essence eyebrow designer in the shade 02 brown
Ingredients: C10-18 TRIGLYCERIDES, HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OIL, HYDROGENATED COTTONSEED OIL, MICA, TALC, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, TOCOPHEROL, ASCORBYL PALMITATE, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES), CI 75470 (CARMINE), CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE).
Another product I have owned in the past. I do like my Focallure eyebrow shadows(you can read about it here) but I did grow tired of it and wanted something different ,so I got on of my favorite eyebrow pencils. It’s not waxy or too powdery and it’s long lasting ,basically a really good pencil for the price.
Hello, my darlings! How is your week going? Do you feel the summer coming? This week we had such an amazing weather, very sunny and warm(the perfect weather for BBQ or picnic) Today I want to talk about stuff I got for and on my trip to Stockholm. If you have read my last post then you already know that I was in Stockholm (as part of my Cruise Riga- Stockholm – Riga),and here is what I got on the ship!
I love Clinique products, and when I saw this set for a pretty good price I just needed to get it! I have tried already the Clarifying lotion and the All-Over clearing treatment, and this far I quite like it.It’s pretty good with fighting the acne I have and keeping my face oil free.
I have already used those all up. Another beauty item I got for my trip. Those are good strips, nothing extra fancy. It does have a cooling, calming effect(that’s a plus), but I think I like the other ones from this brand better.
When I saw this moisturizer almost 10 euros cheaper in the ships store I know I needed to get it! I have tried (before buying it) a tester that I got with my last purchase in my local makeup store, and I really liked it. It goes perfectly under makeup and works like a primer.For now, I’m very happy with this moisturizer.
Tell me in the comments, What is the last beauty item you got?Did you like it?
Hello, my lovely people! Hope you all are having a great week so far!I’m back (finally) with the Aliexpress haul (the last part of my 11.11 sales haul) part 3 (you can read part 2 and part 1 here). If you don’t know anything about Aliexpress it’s basically like eBay, but better(in my opinion).Everything in this part is pretty affordable(under 5 euros).
If you don’t know that already I collect dolls(1/6 scale like Barbies or Monster High) And Aliexpress has a wide range of miniatures (for kids and for collectors ), but mostly just the 1/12 scale stuff is oriented towards collectors, so I found this cute porcelain set for my dolls. Yes, it’s a little on the smaller side for 1/6 scale dolls, but it still looks pretty realistic (as in almost the right size for my dolls). This set did come to Latvia the longest(almost 4 months) and really I lost all hope for it to even make it, but it did!And I’m very happy with it. Great product for such low price.
It’s not my first time getting socks from Aliexpress and I almost always love them, and those weren’t an exception.I got 3 pairs ( 2 pairs as gifts for my friends) I love the print and the quality. And they are cheap + free shipping, totally worth it!
Hello, my darlings! How are you? Finally, here in Latvia, we got a real winter (with snow, ice and -20 C*).That means shopping for warm clothes and skin care stuff(because my skin is acting up in this weather).And today I want to talk about the skincare/makeup I got recently. Almost all of them I have tried those few days,so Let’s start!
It was my first time seeing it in a new design. I like it more than the original one FOR SURE. The colour match is okay for me, not perfect, but at the same time, not the worst( I think it’s the same exact colour as the light/medium was).Overall I’m happy with this product.
When I was browsing our local drugstore essence stand I found this pretty cool concealer that I have never seen before. The price was great (a little under 3 euro) so I got it in the colour 10 nude (sadly the 05 was sold out).It has a pinkish undertone, covers undereye circles and small imperfections pretty well. Stays on all day. The colour match is much better than most “light” drugstore concealers(on my skin). I really like it.
I haven’t tried anything from this brand, so this is my first product from them.This mask smells really good. I like the consistency and I feel like it does help with the oiliness and imperfections of my skin. It was cheap(under 2 euros with my discount card).Really happy and glad that I got it!
Hello, my darlings!Today I want to talk about all the books I got these past months(don’t worry I didn’t get much). I had the worst reading slump(and just overall inspiration to do anything was very low) in the last 3 months, but now I’m back, reading and reviewing and just feeling happy and healthy!So I got some books as a Christmas gift and some I just got myself.Let’s start with the one I’m reading right now(everything else is still unread).
About the book ; Author of the New York Times bestseller The Book of Shadows, James Reese returns with a remarkable feat of literary invention. In The Dracula Dossier, Reese combines real historical figures and events—Bram Stoker, Walt Whitman, Jack the Ripper—with glorious speculation in a tour de force of suspense fiction that races non-stop through Victorian London. Bestselling author Michael Connelly raves about The Dracula Dossier, calling it, “a damn good thriller…that had me mesmerized from chapter one.”
About the book ; Now a major motion picture starring Drew Barrymore, Ted Danson, Kristen Bell, Tim Blake Nelson, John Krasinski, and Vinessa Shaw—an account of the dramatic rescue of three gray whales trapped under the ice in Alaska in 1988.
Set in Cold War–era 1988, Big Miracle tells the real story behind the remarkable, bizarre, and oftentimes uproarious event that mesmerized the world for weeks. On October 7, an Inuit hunter near Barrow, Alaska, found three California Gray whales imprisoned in the Arctic ice. In the past, as was nature’s way, trapped whales always died. Not this time. Tom Rose, who was covering the event for a Japanese TV station, compellingly describes how oil company executives, environmental activists, Inupiat people, small business people, and the U.S. military boldly worked together to rescue the whales. He also tells the stories of some of the more than 150 international journalists who brought the story to the world’s attention. The rescue was followed by millions of people around the world as Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev joined the forces of their two nations to help free the whales.
About the book ;When Henry Tudor picks up the crown of England from the mud of Bosworth field, he knows he must marry the princess of the enemy house—Elizabeth of York—to unify a country divided by war for nearly two decades.But his bride is still in love with his slain enemy, Richard III—and her mother and half of England dream of a missing heir, sent into the unknown by the White Queen. While the new monarchy can win power, it cannot win hearts in an England that plots for the triumphant return of the House of York.Henry’s greatest fear is that somewhere a prince is waiting to invade and reclaim the throne. When a young man who would be king leads his army and invades England, Elizabeth has to choose between the new husband she is coming to love and the boy who claims to be her beloved lost brother: the rose of York come home at last.
About the book ; A detective story that takes place in a fiction small town in Wales.The mysteries of the witchy pension, the cool breeze of the Irish Bay, the Welsh ancient legends, the love story ranging from passion to hate, a mysterious death, which probably was not at all…It is the book of mind-lace, whose heroes change masks and mix their feet so masterly that discovering the secrets of the past for them is as important as understanding the present meaning.
A New Cookbook (Latvian culinary heritage)
About the book ; This one is a pretty cool little book with old recipes(from 1935)that were originally in one of that time cookbooks…And It’s all written in this old Latvian(and I love it)
Those are all the books I got!
Tell me in the comments what was the last book you got?
Hello, everyone!I hope you are having a great weekend.I’m glad to say I’m back for good!This week was very busy(lot’s of running around), so I decided to treat myself to some new stuff from my local DrugStore.I did find some awesome things so, Let’s start with all the goodies I got!
Interesting fact- I have very thin nails, so having a clear nail polish with ”hardener” properties is always a good idea.Usually, I get the essence XXL nail thickener, but this time I decided to try something new.Will see how it goes.
If you don’t know I regularly dye my hair.I love to use this particular hair mask after the dyeing process, it makes my hair feel alive again.How you can guess, this is repurchases for me. Highly recommend if you need a fast deep conditioning.
I have already one eyeshadow from this line and I always wanted to try some lighter shades, so seeing this particular shade in the clearance basked was like Winning the lottery moment(Okay…maybe be not so dramatic, but you get the point!).Still, haven’t tried it.But from the packaging, Think I will like it.