Jenna Coleman

I love Jenna Coleman.

Actually, to tell the truth, when she was cast to replace the adorable Karen Gillian on Doctor Who, I did not like her. Sorry Jenna.

But as soon as I saw her with Matt Smith and the lovely character she portrayed: I was in love. The chemistry she had with Matt was wonderful. Absolutely stunning. And even though she left Doctor Who, I started following her career. And her fashion appearances.

Let’s just say that from soap opera actress, Jenna turned into a true queen of the red carpet. Although the majority of what she wears is something I would NEVER go for, it is still magnificent.

I particularly love her in this picture from the premiere of Victoria, the ITV drama about Queen Victoria.

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I love this look. It is definitely something I would wear and I did. Several times after seeing this photo. I absolutely ADORE IT!

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So I want to share the product I use in order to re-create this warm and, at the same time, sultry makeup.

I wasn’t able to find the exact products her makeup artist used (This is her instagram page), but I tried to make it word with whatever I have.

I apply the gold/coppery creamy eyeshadow by Pupa in the shade 002 all over the lid, blending it up towards the brow.

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So then I take the orange and light brown shade from the palette mixed together (they have no names. Sorry.) and apply them on top of the gold eyeshadow, blending them until I get the shade I want. Then I take the same two colours and I apply them on my lower lashes. And you can go as low as you want and make it as grungy as you want.

Just to give it a little bit more depth, you can put some of this dark brown Kiko “Smart Colour eyeshadow in 05  in the crease or (what I actually do most times), close to the lash line and blending it with the other colours. Also, just a tiny bit into the outer part of the lower lashes.

Lots and lots of mascara and then the lipstick! This lipstick is the KIKO Velvet Passion Matte Lipstick in 317 “Wine”.

As a little bonus, you can take some sparkly orange eyeshadow and put a bit in the inner corner in order to give it some “pizzazz” (I think it’s a word.).

So, this is my take on the look. I have tried to take a picture of the look on me, but it is shit and I don’t want to post it.

Also, I got inspired by the look Emma (who has the beauty channel EmmasRectangle on Youtube) did. So if you want to actually see it, head over to her channel and watch the amazing tutorial she did.

Hope you enjoyed this post. It’s the first time I did something like this and I’m not sure if the format is right for me.

Thanks for reading!

 

Georgia 🙂 ❤

May Favourites (and not) 2017

Let’s start on a positive note. This month has been hell. I hated it.

I have basically posted no content here on my blog, I haven’t been reading, I haven’t been putting my makeup on and I haven’t seen that many tv shows… No, ok, that was an alternative fact. I loved A LOT of the things I have watched this month.

But first of all let me say this: everybody always talks about their “favorites” but I am a bit of a negative person and I wanted to include in this post all of the things that have been getting on my nerves recently. Because on the internet I don’t want to pretend that everything is great. I already do that in my real life.

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And what a better way to start this post then talking about the weather.

What is up with these hot temperatures? NO. No. No. Winter come back pls. The weather app on my phone says that this week there’s going to be 31°C (88° F) and I hate it. I’m constantly sweating, I’m always angry… I hate this. I used to love summer when I was little but then I grew up and I came to the realization that bras are uncomfortable, you have to shave and makeup melts on your face.

I can’t put up with this for 4 whole months. And in June/July/August is going to get worst. STUPID HUMIDITY!

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Two other things I’ve hated this month are my exams. I’ve been studying for a while now (hence my absence from the blog) and I can’t handle it anymore. The pressure is driving me crazy.  As of yesterday, hey are finally over. Let’s hope everything goes smoothly.


Completely changing topic, I have been loving quite a few Garnier products related to skin care, which is something that I was never into. I’ve been using this combo everyday and with drinking gallons and gallons of water, they have made my skin look incredibly healthy. Sure, I have to pee every other minute, but let’s not talk about that.

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As I mentioned the rise of he temperature has made it impossible for me to wear eyeshadow without it smugging all over the place. And therefore, I started wearing bold lipsticks.  I had completely forgotten how much I love it. I’ve bought three of the Essence Matt Matt Matt lipsticks and I cannot recommend them enough. They stay on my lips all day and for just 2.89€, it’s the best bargain I’ve even found.

Still from the Essence collection, the “All about Matt! fixing compact powder”. And recently I’ve hit pan. That has never happened to me and to tell the truth, I’m quite sad! Nevertheless, this powder is amazing. It helps my foundation stay in place, despite my oily skin. I absolutely adore it and it’s about 4€, so another great affordable product by Essence.

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This next brand is (I believe) italian, so I think you can only purchase it here or on their website but Deborah‘s lipsticks are great. They are very drying, but they stay in place for a long time and these two colours are spectacular. They are part of a range that include 8 shades in total and if I find it only sales, I’ll definitely buy another one.

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In regards of TV, this month has been AMAZING. There was the Eurovision Song Contest which was spectacular. We, Italy, had the best chances of winnin but Europe was a bitch and turned on us and we lost. Damn you Portugal! YOU DID NOT UNDERSTAND THE CONCEPT OF THE CONTEST, YOU MORON!

Sorry. I get frustrated. Yes, our song was objectively the best and we should have won. RIGGED! Aside from the ESC, the second season of “Master of None” was PERFECTION. I absolutely WANT (yes, want) you to watch it. It’s probably the best show I have seen this year.

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But let’s not forget that the 3° seasons of “12 Monkeys” came out and I binged-watched it in two days. I’ll be writing a review because I obviously have many thoughts about it.

And last but definitely not least, is Hasan Minhaj’s Netflix stand up special: “Homecoming King”. Along with Trevor Noah’s “Afraid of the Dark” and Aziz Ansari’s “Live at MSG”, this is the best stand up special I have ever seen. It’s not just about making stupid jokes and make fun of people: it makes you think and open your mind. He is an intelligent, smart and nice guy. I am profoundly in love with him. Please check him out.


On a personal level, there is a silver lightning: I passed the theory part of my driving exam!!! I did it! After two years begin deadly afraid of taking it, I managed to pass it. I haven’t started driving yet, I still need to go to the driving school and book my first lesson. I have been so busy with my exams, I haven’t even been out of the house.

I really cannot express how relieved I am about passing the test. I am a step closer to a little bit of independence. YAY!


I hope you enjoyed this favourites/non-favourites/life update blog post, even if it is quite a bit late.

BYE!!!

Georgia 🙂 ❤

P.S. this is one of my favourite post EVER, so I’d appreciated you letting me know your thoughts and impressions! Thanks!

Beauty March Favourites 2017

This is part two of my march favourites and this time, it’s all about makeup.

I don’t usually have products I am obsessed with or that I am completely in love with, but this month I have re-discovered some old things, found out a few new mind-blowing tricks (at least for me) and wore some really bright lipsticks.

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  • Essence “MATT MATT MATT” lipstick in 04 and Essence “Make Me Brow” eyebrow gel mascara

I saw this brand in OVS many months ago but I didn’t trust how cheap it was. How can they be so inexpensive and still be high quality? After that, I saw so many people on Youtube talking about some of the products and I decided to give it a go. And I love them. I saw BeautyWithEmilyFox reviewing these products and I immediately needed to buy them. And they are AMAZING. The lipstick is bright pink/red creamy matte, very comfortable on the lips, it lasts for at least 3 hours in perfect conditions. I have very very very dry lips so for me it’s actually impressive. I am currently trying to get my hands on other colours but so far I haven’t been able to. The brow gel is also very good. I have pretty thick and long brows (I am not touching them, only slightly plucking the hair underneath and in the uni-brow zone) and this product keeps them in place for the entire day. As soon as I’m out, I’m definitely repurchasing it.

  • NYX Eyeshadow Base in White

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I bought this primer last June and I tried for ages to make it work. But I have extremely oily eyelids and this only made it worse. But then, I saw someone on Youtube applying powder on top of the primer. THIS CHANGED MY LIFE. I know that everyone probably already knew about this but who fucking cares. I’m too excited. Now my eyeshadow lasts 10 hours instead of 6 and the white base brings out the colour of the eyeshadow. I am so thrilled by this I can’t even express it. And this powder is incredible. Absolutely adore it.

  • MUA Single Eyeshadow in Copper

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I bought this two years ago in London for just 1£, with no expectations or even hope that it will work. But this eyeshadow is amazing. It’s so pigmented it’s scary. There is a lot of fallout, a glitter but it’s not so overwhelming that the colour doesn’t come through. Sadly, MUA isn’t sold here in Italy so I’ll probably have to order more eyeshadows from the internet. If you live in the UK, go grab a couple of these. They are great.

(Also, PLEASE SEND THEM TO ME! The shipping costs are absurd.)

  • Garnier’s Acqua Micellare

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I bought this because a friend of the family recommended it to me. I was skeptical about it but it works like magic. As I said before, I have oily skin and this is very good. I have a sample of another more expensive brand that was better, but for a couple of euros, Garnier’s is great. I’m more than halfway through my first bottle and I’ll definitely repurchase it. Now I can’t live without it.


So this is it. These are my monthly favourites. I’ve actually enjoyed doing this and I was really skeptical.

Also, I had never realized how much time this took! I am not particularly happy with the photos, but I’m trying to improve.

In case you missed it, I have LITERALLY just posted a non-beauty related post about my favourites. Go check it out and let me know if you’ve enjoyed them!

🙂 🙂

Georgia

Beauty Haul – March 2017

I know, I know…  It’s March 5th. But I have bought all of these things in the last couple of days and I made a promise to myself not to spend any more money on stuff I don’t really need.

But I went back to the amazing outlet where I got all my stuff from my previous haul, and I couldn’t pass on the opportunity of a few great deals.

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  • Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara / Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Concealer

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I love the waterproof version of this mascara but it dries very quickly and I wanted to see if the normal version was just as good. I haven’t tried it yet. I have a few other bottles I have to finish.

I also bought this new concealer in the shade “02 Fair” because the other one I had was 3 to 4 years old and it was disgusting. Really really gross. This one is a little bit too pinky for me, but I’ll have to try it on my face (since in the store I only swatched it on my hand).

  • Rimmel The Only 1 Matte lipstick in 700 / Maybelline 24h Colour Tattoo eyeshadow in Permanent Taupeimg_6386

I have seen a couple of videos on the new products that Rimmel has recently brought and I fell in love with the lipsticks! I have 3 of the red Kate Moss line and I love them! So when I saw they came out with 9 new lipsticks and wanted them all! But let’s be frank: I have enough red lipstick but only one dark nude. And this a light brown-toned nude! I HAD TO HAVE IT!

Speaking of things I wanted to have, I’ve been looking for this eyeshadow for a long time. I wanted a darker base and also an eyeshadow that I can put on on its own.

  • Pupa Denim Jeans in 002 / Pupa Nail Polish in 222

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I love Pupa’s nail polishes, but they’re so expensive! 5€ per bottle! And in some stores even more! Do they think I have a bottomless bank account?

But with only 3€, I brought them all home with me. I still find the whole “jeans denim” texture fascinating!

  • Garnier Skinactive Pure Active 3 in 1 / Lycia Hair Removal Wax

I love this product from Garnier! It’s a cleanser, a mask and a scrub! What more could you possibly want!? I never used to use facial creams or other products for the skin, but this is amazing. After I take it off, my skin is so clean and soft! I feel so refreshed everytime I use it! Definitely one of my favourite products EVER.

The hair removal wax is also a necessity. I have been grooming my eyebrows for years, never plucking them, almost never touching them but if I don’t get rid of some hair, I’ll start looking like Frida Khalo. I know everybody says you should never do your own eyebrows, but I don’t really trust the ladies at the salon. What if they mess them up? I have wanted to set an appointment for a long time, but never had the courage. So I watched A LOT of Youtube videos and I started fixing them on my own.

Please, pray to the eyebrow Gods that I NEVER mess them up.



As for now, I’m feeling quite satisfied with my make-up collection. There are a lot more things that I want, but I absolutely don’t need them!

Please let me know how I can avoid spending all of my savings!!

I have a few products that I’m getting rid of so maybe I’ll do an Empties post…

Have a nice day!

Georgia    🙂