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

Things We Should Leave in 2017

I know. The first month of 2018 is gone and nobody wants to go back to the past.

But I’ve just seen these two videos by Connor Franta and Arden Rose and I thought: “I love complaining so this is the perfect blog post for me!”

So here I am! A month late with lots of ranting to do!

Let me start off with the obvious:

The Current US President

Even if he is one of the worst people on Earth, these past two years have been hilarious. People say you should not find all of this funny because this administration is endangering millions and millions of people. And it’s true. I 100% agree. But I can’t help be incredibly entertained by it. Whenever there is news about Russia, collusion and general weird shit that happened, I need to know about it. And not just the general idea. I need to be aware of every single detail.

It’s awful, I know, but if it weren’t reality, it would have been the best tv show ever created.



Too Much Makeup

And here I’m not talking about using makeup to make yourself look similar to a celebrity for Halloween. Those are amazing and the people who do them are unbelievable talented.

I’m talking about excessive contouring, highlighting, long-ass eyelashes that you can see they’re fake for a mile distance and sadly, even more stuff!

I am so tired of looking through YouTube and seeing these people completely altering their appearance and then looking into the camera with a sultry look.

Stop. Please.



sultry looks bring me to my next point:

over sexualization of women and young girls.

Why do women are always expected to be sexy? Why are people are over sexualizing teenagers? (Yes, I’m talking about the Stranger Things cast members. They are children. Stop.)

It’s fucking disgusting.

Talking about something disgusting… sexual predators.

Reading and listening to the stories these women have had to go through made me sick to my stomach. I couldn’t even read the entire articles.

I was so amazed and inspired by all the amazing women who came forward and stood up for themselves. It took and unbelievable amount of courage and I applaud them and stand with them.



Tabù Topics

Let’s be more upfront and voice our issues and our problems. Like menstruation. 49% of the world population is female and we still can’t talk freely about our periods?

And what about our sexuality? In my small and close-minded town, talking about sexuality and the different life styles makes people uncomfortable. Why should it?

You’re straight? Good for you!

You’re gay? Great!

You’re trying to figure it out? You go girl, and explore!

Why is it so hard to understand?!



Most Online Influencers

I admit it. I did follow some of them on Youtube. The big ones like the old-school british ones and a couple of americans but when they reach the point that it is their job, I unsubscribe. (Aside from Hannah and Stefan Michalak. Go check them out. Their videos are absolutely stunning.

I like watching people who create content because they are passionate about it. Not because they are required to.

I don’t care about their fabulous lives and high living standards. I DO NOT CARE. I want to see how other regular people live and what they are passionate about.



Superhero TV shows

I’ve said it before, but I feel like I need to repeat it again. STOP. There are too many white straight costume-clad superhero.

I want more minorities represented in the superhero world, I want more powerful women in fantasy.

Let’s do it, please.



What are the things you wish you could live in 2017? Write me!

xxx

Georgia