February 2018 Beauty Haul! PUPA MILANO HAUL

So I went back to the shopping centre.

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And for as little a 14€, I got 6 products!

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Let’s start with eyeshadows!

Having oily eyelids, I need something that will stick to them and won’t budge. So I got these two Pupa Made To Last waterproof stick eyeshadows in the shades 014 and 015.

I haven’t played with them yet, but from the swatches in the store, they are gorgeous. And really water resistant.

I also got another eye product. another gel eyeshadow pen, similar to the one in my previous haul.

It’s the PUPA Made To Last eye pencil in 402.

It’s blue with glitter in it and I can’t wait to do a pink eyeshadow look and use this as eyeliner.

It’s going to be magnificent.

Last but not least, for just 1.45€, I got this great Pupa VAMP! Definition Liner in 002 and it’s this amazing bright almost-neon pink and I am in love with it. I wore it the other day above my black eyeliner and it was truly spectacular.



For the great price of 2€, I also got this bright pink matt PUPA nail polish in ……… . I tried it the other day but the weather hasn’t been that great and having such a summer-y colour on my nails didn’t really match the tone of the environment.

Yes, I factor in weather when I choose what nail polish to wear.



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And finally, the lipstick!

How could I not get this matt liquid lipstick?! It’s the PUPA I’m Matt lip fluid in the shade 056. It’s a fantastic deep red.

The applicator isn’t that great. Or maybe I’m not used to it because the first time I tried it, it went on horrendously.

But it looks amazing and I can’t wait to wear it more often.



xxx

Georgia

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Winter Beauty Haul 2017/2018

I haven’t talked about beauty for a long time but I’ve had some time to spare and I wanted to share the products I have recently (and not so recently) bought.

Yes, I am months behind. I know. Who cares.

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SEPHORA Lips Cream Stain in 17

I decided to treat myself with a Sephora lipsticks. I’ve wanted to get my hands on one of these for a long time and I went it and got it.

A dark red matte liquid lipstick. It’s exactly what I’d been looking for. It’s probably the favourite lipstick colour of my entire collection.

It’s truly beautiful, it lasts for a long time and it doesn’t smudge.

It retails at 10.90€ in Italy.

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Maybelline Fit Me Foundation in 110

Last year I bought this Maybelline foundation in the shade 115 and as my tan slowly disappeared, I got paler and paler. Soon, even n^ 115 was too dark and definitely too pink for me.

I think it’s incredibly difficult to find the perfect foundation for your skin and your undertone. Since I have quite a tight budget I can’t afford to splurge on a lot of brands and try them until I get the perfect one, even the drugstore ones.

I already have 5 bottles of foundations and it’s already too much. So many different shades! And most of them have been bought before I knew what I was doing with my makeup.

Anyway, even if n^110 is a bit ashy and it makes me look “ghost-like”, I love it. It has a light to medium coverage, it sets beautifully on the skin and it makes it look like actual skin and not some mask I’ve put on.

I’ve been mixing it with my Rimmel 24h foundation in 200 (one or two shades darker that the Maybelline one and still with a yellow undertone) and it gives me a better coverage, especially in those days when I want to look flawless. (don’t worry, I never do).

Price: 10.90€



IMG_8224KIKO Long-Lasting Wet & Dry Use Eyeshadow in 215

Kiko’s sales made me buy it! I went in just to browse and my mom was kind enough to get it for me.

It’s got so much glitter! I can’t wait to do a smokey eye and have sparkles all over my eyes!

And since I can use water with it, a couple of days ago I did a great glittery winged eyeliner look and I loved it!

It was on sale and I spent 5€, but the actual price might have been around 8 or 9 €, so a bit expensive for me.

 

 



IMG_8223Deborah Highlighter Face Powder Duo in 02 GOLD

I don’t know why I bought this product. It’s not too bad. It has two sides with a yellow-based highlighter and a pink one.

I haven’t tried other highlighters, to be fair. It seems like the italian makeup industry hasn’t figured out highlighters exist and people have been obsessed with them for ages!

This one is quite glittery and I’m not really sure I apply it in the right way. I’ve been using it non-stop for a month, trying to eventually figure out the correct method for putting in onto my face!

Price: 5.60€



IMG_8225ESSENCE The False Lashes Dramatic Volume Unlimited Mascara

The name is definitely a mouthful!

I saw the lovely Emily of BeautyWithEmilyFox on Youtube doing a video about her favourite Essence mascara and his was on her top 5 list. I have followed her recommendations and so far, I’ve loved every single product I purchased.

It’s a liduid-y formula and the bristles have a lot of product on but it’s volumizing, lenghtening and it lasts very well throughout the day.

One downside, it gets a bit clumpy and I can’t separate my lashes very well. I don’t mind it, I actually like it.

Price: 3.50€.



Let me know if you’ve tried any of these products and if you recommend anything cheap I should get my hands on!

xxx

Georgia

Autumn Haul 2017

I am thousand years late with this post, but I forgot about it. Soz.

After all the money I splurged on my birthday lipsticks and skin care in June 2017, I didn’t have a dime to waste.

But of course, I have bought a couple of bits in summer and autumn, mostly on sale and one with a gift card.

I went to the same outlet shopping mall we go to and I discovered they added the NYX shop! I couldn’t pass on the opportunity to buy some products.

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Now, let’s get started!

I got a shimmer-y light gold eyeshadow pen from PUPA and it looks so beautiful in the inner corner of my eye!!! And it lasts so long! It has a gel-like consistency.

I usually put the KIKO eyeshadow below on top and it sparkles like crazy! Absolutely love it!

PUPA Made To Last Eyes in the shade 203

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My friend gave me a 20€ gift card for my birthday and I decided to spend half of it on this lipstick.

It’s Deborah Milano Fluid Velvet Matt Liquid Lipstick in the shade 01.

It’s a pink nude very very matte colour and I’ve been wearing it a lot, even to university.

After 3-4 hours, it starts to get a bit cachy and patchy and it forms a line on the sides of my mouth and the bottom lip. I don’t really care but I’ve tried better lipsticks.



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Then my best friend was so kind to give me a present! Those amazing KIKO eyeshadows!

The Mini light gold one and the dark purple one.

I have been obsessed with the KIKO’s SMART COLOUR eyeshadow in 02 (the light gold one) and KIKO’s High Pigment Wet and Dry eyeshadow in 11 (the purple one. Yes, it’s purple. The photo doesn’t make it justice).

The pigmentation is great, although if I blend the purple one too much, it becomes a brown-ish/grey-ish shade that I’m not really fond of.

Then I found these gems!! The NYX Matte Eyeshadows! The orange one is called “Tantilizing”. The red-ish, brown-ish one is called “Not Today” and it’s exactly what I had been looking for! I love it!!! They are not super pigmented, especially if you use them with a brush, but it’s such a gorgeous colour!! Every time I do a sunset/burnt look, I’m wearing it. I adore it.  I can’t wait for spring and summer so I can rock them again!

I got them in the sales but each eyeshadow was around 4€.



Last but not least, the Wet ‘n’ Wild eyeshadow in Nutty has become a staple in my collection. Whenever I don’t have time to do a complicated look or I just want a light brown shimmer on my eyelids, I use it.

It’s great. The pigmentation is amazing and depending on how you apply it (with your finger or a brush), it slightly changes.

I’ll definitely have a look on all of those shades.



I wasn’t even going to post this but then I found the photos and voilà! Here it is!

Hope you liked it!

xxx

Georgia

Birthday Lipstick Haul 2017

Almost two months ago, I turned 21.

Every year, I buy myself a present. I’ve been doing it for many years and it’s a tradition I’m definitely going to keep.

This time I decided to go big. I had a terrible year. Up to now, the worst in my life. And even though I didn’t pass my exams and wrote a blog post all about it called “Failure” (#HappyTimes), I treated myself to A LOT of lipsticks.

If you look at my old posts in the beauty section, it will become pretty clear that I adore lip products. I have way to many but I still keep buying them.

Moreover, online prices are a lot lower than those in the store and I could not pass on the opportunity. Another huge advantage is that the website has a lot of american brands that otherwise I would not be able to get my hands on.

Along with the lipsticks, I have also bought quite a few facial scrubs and masks, but I haven’t tried them yet. Maybe I’ll do a seperate post on them.

So, let’s get into the lipsticks!!! There are 4 Maybelline “Colour Sensational Matte” lipsticks and one shade on the “Bold” collection.

IMG_7107 - mI got a nice range of shades, at least in my opinion. I have rosy pink, a perfect nude for me in the N°987 “Smoky Rose”. Then an orangy/redish shade in n°960 “Red Sunset” in that I’m not really sure about. The third one is a bright magenta, like a really in-your-face pink, in fact it’s called “Magnetic Magenta” in n° 950.

The next one is a red with a lot of pink in it. It’s in the n° 882 “Fiery Fuchsia”. Even though it’s not a matte shade, it’s still not glossy or shiny. It is basically matte, but a little bit creamier.

The last one is a dark red, a shade I’ve been looking for for ages and I ADORE it. It’s called “Divine Wine” in the n° 975.

The formula is amazing. Usually lipsticks don’t last on me. But this lasted through a meal, two 15 minutes bike rides in 33°C, 55% humidity and almost 6 hours without reapplying. And I sweated like crazy. THIS FORMULA IS HEAVEN. I’ll try to get my hands on as many of these lipsticks as I can. Thanks to Emily of “BeautyWithEmilyFox” for recommending them!


IMG_7108 - nThe next set of lipstick are the Wet ‘n’ Wild MegaLast. The three shades I got are E906D in Wine Room; E915B in Spiked With Rum and 917B in Cinnamon Spice.

I have heard so many people saying that they are dupes for some MAC lipsticks but I had all the bright and fun shades I wanted and but then I saw they had exactly what I have been looking for.

I wanted the kind of lipstick Monica from “Friends” wears. It wasn’t a red, it wasn’t a brown. To me, it looked like the wonderful muted brick red that I ADORE. AND I FOUND IT!! I got a three shades. A dark pink, a brown-ish/pink-ish one and the perfect dark muted red.

Everybody talked about the quality of the packaging being cheap. And it definitely is. One lipstick was also detached from the tube but I pressed it down, put it in the fridge for the night and now it’s fixed! They are matte shades, super pigmented and they are so cheap! I think I got them for 3€ each. I love bargains.

The formula is pretty good. They are matte but not drying. I went to a wedding yesterday and “wine room” stayed on perfectly for 5 hours, but it did not survive the delicious pizza I had for dinner. Obviously. I’m going to play with them more (especially during autumn and winter) but so far so good!


And last but not least, here are 3 more lip products!

IMG_7110 - oFrom the top, the first one is a Jordana Lipstck in the shade 35, “Rio”. It is matte but frankly it does not show up on me. It’s not bad. It’s not very pigmented and it’s too dry. To swatch it, I had to put so many layers to make it appear.

The last two are lipsticks from the Essence “Matt Matt Matt” collecion in n° 6 “Kiss me if you can” and n° 7 “Purple Power”. N° 6 is a deep red, but n° 7 is a beautiful purple. I’ve never had such a colour and for just 2.89€ each, I HAD to buy them.

I also got the shade in 01, but it’s a bit patchy and since I’m quite tanned right now, it makes me look like a cadaver.

The formula is very good. Not too creamy, not too drying. It glides very  well on the lips and it remains in good conditions even for 6 hours.


Let me know if you have tried any of these products and if you have any recommendations for me! Now I can’t buy any more makeup products for at least two months. But there are the sales now and I HAVE TO stock on some new and extremely cheap items!!! #TheStruggle 😉😉😉

Six months ago I bought so much stuff!!! If you want to check it out, here is the link for the haul!

Thanks for reading!

Georgia 😘💙

 

REPOST:Somehow it got posted a few weeks ago instead of the actual date I posted it. Don’t know what happened!