GRWM with some of my current favourites

I was going out with some friends that evening, after filming my mini-haul video, so I decided to record myself getting ready, and use some (plenty) of my current favourite products. Some you’re sick and tired of hearing me talk about, some I’ve done reviews on, some may be a new discovery for you.

I hope you enjoy this video. All the links to the products are down below.

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affordable makeup haul & first impressions

buckle up because this is a long one!
I’ve been collecting a few bits and pieces of affordable makeup brands (supermarket, drugstore, pharmacy, high street), and I decided to do a video where I try several of those products on my face and get to see how they behave throughout the day.

you can find most of the products at your local drugstore/pharmacy, but Feelunique, Look Fantastic and Boots International are always great international references for these kinds of brands (except Essence, Kiko, H&M and Makeup Revolution).

Kiko Smart Dry Nail Laquer

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge (Look FantasticFeelunique)

L’Oréal True Match Foundation (not many shades at Feelunique, but you can find it at your local drugstore)

Essence 2 in 1 Highlight and Contouring stick

Essence I Love Color Intensifying Eyeshadow Base

Essence My Must Haves Eyeshadow 14 – Purple Clouds

Makeup Revolution Eyeshadow in Purple Heaven — I couldn’t, for the life of me, find an online store that looked reliable, so check your local drugstore or pharmacy to see if they carry the brand.

Essence Eye and Face Palette 01

Rimmel Scandaleyes Reloaded Mascara

L’Oréal True Match Pressed Powder, again, through Feelunique or Lookfantastic

Essence My Must Haves Highlighter Powder

Essence Strobing Highlighter in let it glow!

Essence My Must Haves Lip Base

Essence My Must Haves Lip Powder

Essence Glossy Stick Lip Colour 02 – clear nude

also mentioned but not worn:
Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation
H&M Sensorium Eye Color in Cuveè Rose

red carpet, low budget

I couldn’t let this opportunity pass. I’m a sucker for cinema, and ever since I was a little girl I found myself crying when watching the Oscars acceptance speeches. Lame, I know. I also know it’s all publicity and money and hypocrisy, but what to do, eh? I’m an actress!

being an actual actress in the real world, I’m broke. so here is my low-budget twist on some red carpet old Hollywood glam makeup. I hope you enjoy!

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L’Oréal Colorista Spray

I walked past a shelf of these on the supermarket and I could NOT leave them there. I had to bring them home and try them.

Yes, probably this is more fitted for young girls, but I’m a young girl at heart and these colours were not available when I was growing up and trying to be the rebel with the golden heart I was.

Here’s my test-drive of this novelty product. Let me know: would you wear it?
I think it’s fun and a good way to play with colour on one’s hair without the commitment and huge expense of having it done correctly in a salon, bleaching the hair and having to go there every fortnight to redo the roots.

The Colorista line comes with three types of products: the spray-on one day colour, the 1 to 2 weeks tint, and a permanent colour line.

As you can see on their ads, the brighter colours are meant for blond and bleached hair, or else they won’t show up. L’Oréal, of course, offer a bleach within the line, but to be honest, if you’re going that route, I’d strongly advise you to get it done by a professional. Have you heard of burnt scalp? Yes, it’s a thing.

I found these products on the supermarket, so if you’re not in Portugal, you’ll probably find these at your local drugstores that sell L’Oréal hair products.

NYX Haul and Review

on a great day out with friends, went to the NYX store and got some goodies. want to know what I’m thinking of the products?
let me know what are *your* NYX go-tos and the new releases I should get my hands on!

Products mentioned:
Honey Dew Me Up Primer (not available at Feelunique at the moment)
#NoFilter Finishing Powder (light and cocoa)
Lid Lingerie liquid eyeshadows in Nude to Me, Night Glow and Evening Spell
Sweet Cheeks blush (and highlighter) palette
Trés Jolie Gel Eyeliner Pencil in Black
Butter Gloss in Devil’s Food Cake
Lip Lingerie in Honeymoon
Cosmic Metals Lip Cream in Celestial Star

my birthday makeup and its fails

I was aiming for creamy skin, a monochromatic nude all over eyes, lips, and cheeks, all very paired down, and then a cool set of fluttery lashes. if you can nail it, good for you. here’s what I ended up with.

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GRWM . September Wedding

a busy Saturday, this one was, with my doing a bride’s makeup (a nutter, for sure, trusting ME to do her makeup on the most photographed day of her life…), and then my best friend’s wedding…
I had to get ready quite early before the wedding I was attending, so this is what I got into.

Featuring a special contemporary routine by my camera’s auto-focus…

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the ultimate monochromatic look — one product for the whole face

in a pinch, this oldie-but-goodie little trick has saved me time and time again when a sudden change of plans comes around, and I have nothing to go on with to freshen up my makeup except for what is on my minimal makeup bag I carry around with me.

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