MAC’s Instagram Favourites

I’ve been toying with this idea for a while. I’ve been following makeup brand’s Instagram accounts for a while now and they post incredibly pictures of different looks.

Most of them are too polished and fake. Don’t get me wrong. When people completely transform their faces and conform to the same standard that makes them look all identical, I can’t really stand it.

If you follow or know about makeup artists Nic and Sam Chapman, that’s the kind of approach I love. Both of them have repeatedly said they like that smudgy, imperfect style and that’s what I’m a fan of.

Instagram makeup is not really my cup of tea.

One of the things I absolutely adore, though, are editorial looks. Put some weird colours and creative shapes on a model and I’m in.

With this post, I wanted to highlight the fun and mostly non-wearable looks that I wouldn’t mind having of my own face. Even if they don’t suit me.

These four looks are not particularly out there, but they caught my eye and I wanted to share them with people, so… here they are!

These are the kind of colours I LOVE wearing of my eyes and even though for a day-to-day basis it’s too much, I’ll love to have the time and the skill to pull this off!



This look is so basic without the blue lashes but it’s actually something I can wear and it’s pretty similar to what I do every day. I love the brown eye with the yellowish undertones and the blue mascara give the entire look a colourful and fun vibe.

If I could, I’d wear this everyday.



Two glam trends collide with majorly chic results thanks to MAC Artist Anastasia Plotnikova of Russia. Create a cool and modern eye look with gloss and metallic shades! Click the link in our bio to shop this post, and head to YouTube.com/MACCosmetics for the full tutorial! 馃泹: Cream Colour Base in Shell applied with 224 Brush; Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Blackground using 214 Brush, and blended with 221 Brush; Extra Dimension Eye Shadow in Sea Worship using 242 Brush, and edges softened wirh 224 Brush; Extra Dimension Eye Shadow in Silver Sun applied with 242 Brush; Kohl Power Eye Pencil in Feline applied to the waterline and blended with 214 Brush; and Pro Beyond Twisted Lash. #MACShop #MACHowTo #MACMetallics #MetallicEyes #GlossyEyes #Beauty #MakeupTutorial

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Although I’m not a huge fun of metallic makeup, this stunning look by russian artist Anastasia Plotnikova is something I would definitely wear to a party of a night out.

I am in love with the khaki green with gold reflexes! So stunning! And paired with the metallic silver is just magnificent. Next time I want to do a different look, I’ll try to recreate this. I already know it’s not going to come out great!



And last but not least, this look is from the Italian MAC’s Instagram account. The products are not in the description and I HATE glossy lip but this was too stunning to be left unmentioned.





Hope you liked this quick post and that it inspired you to be bolder in your makeup choices, because it is exactly what it did to me.

I would love to know your favourite looks to recreate, either from MAC or from another brand.

xxx

Georgia

 

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September Goals 2017

I saw this wonderful post by Victoria (Doodles and Scraps) about her August Wrap-up and the goals she has set for the months of September. So I decided to use this as inspiration for my post.

It’s the 1st of September as I am writing this. I’ve spent the morning watching “Harry Potter and the deathly hallows part 1” with my sister. Today is the day the last chapter “19 years later” of the seventh book takes place. And we were so excited! We talked about Harry Potter for the entire morning, sharing theories and remembering fondly about the previous books and movies.

Anyway, let’s get into it! For my September goals I’d like to:

  • Start my new year at Uni without falling back into my dark place

Last year, I was supposed to start my second year at Uni but when the time came, I was so emotionally fragile, the thought of going to Venice made me want to cry in dispair. And this year I have more responsibility, I have a job (kind of, I’m teaching English 3 hours a week) and tutoring. I already feel the pressure, but I can’t give up like a did last year.

I really can’t.

  • Watch the Emmys on September 17th

The “Emmy Awards” is my favourite award show and I’ll be live tweeting like a crazy person. I’m currently catching up on all the shows I haven’t seen yet and it’s been amazing. I have broadened my orizon and watch show I nomally wouldn’t.

So I’d like to complete this challenge.

  • Wear Makeup Everyday

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It might seem silly, but my mother gave me this advice in order to get better. When getting out of bed seemed an enourmous efford, she told me: “I know it’s hard. But get up, shower and put some makeup on. Try to get out of the house for even an hour. You’ll feel better.”

It wasn’t like this. She forced me. She gave me shopping lists to do every day. Most of the time… I got out of the house without a single hint of makeup, my pyjama hidden under the coat. But I slowly got better.

This months, I haven’t worn it that much. Mostly because I stayed in. But I can’t go back. I have to do it this time.

  • Read more books

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So far, I’ve read 35 books this year. Not too bad. I’ve completed my goodreads goal and recently set another one. So I want to push myself, read more diverse books and learn more about the world through the stories.

I want to appreciate books more and espand my knowledge of the world of literature. And of course a couple of nice chick-flicks.



Hope you liked my September Goals. Huge thanks to Victoria for the inspiration. I had so much fun writing this!

I’d like to know what your september goals are! Please leave a comment and let me know. That’d mean the world to me!

Love,

Georgia

 

P.s. This post uploads itself on the 4th on September and it’s the date of my exam!!! I am so ready for all of this to be over! Let’s hope I’ll pass it!

100th Post! – Emilia Clarke

In honour of season 7’s finale which aired last Sunday, I wanted to shed a light on Emilia Clarke and her wonderful makeup.

She is such a wonderful actress and has always promoted equal pay for men and women in the cinematic industry. In an interview she said: “I have mascara on my eyes and a high IQ. These two things can go together”.

She has said that even if she has appeared naked on the show multiple time, it doesn’t mean she is not a femminist.

So yeah, I really like her! And also, her red carpet look is always flawless!

Her skin is clear and smooth and thanks to a hint of bronzer and blush, it looks like she is not wearing any makeup. Her go-to look is loads of mascara, perfect bushy eyebrows, light shimmery eyeshadow and a soft pink lipstick.

The next two photos are from the Golden Globe’s red carpet and the “Vanity Fair Oscar After-Party”.

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Golden Globes 2016

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Vanity Fair Oscar After-Party 2016

And a darker pink:

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MTV Movie Awards

Another look I adore on her is the purple lipstick! It’s not something I would personally go for, but I think it really suits her.

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2016 BAFTAS

And of course the bold red lipstick:

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Golden Globes HBO After-Party

Hope you enjoyed this post! I definitely had fun writing it!

Have you seen the finale? What did you think about it? Also, do you have a favourite Emilia Clarke look? PLEASE, let me know and let’s discuss!

Georgia聽 馃檪

p.s. As you can see from the title, it’s my 100th post on this blog!!! Yay!!

July Favourites 2017

It’s already the middle August and I’m here writing about my July favourites. Great timing.

Staring with the not-so-great news, I began studying again. I have to take again my exams because I have failed them, so yay. You can almost hear through these words how happy I am. 馃檮馃槖

But July has been quite a good months. I haven’t had many bad days. My parents went away for 5 days and having the house (almost) to myself was THE BEST.聽 My sister and I watched Harry Potter, ate junk food, watched Game of Thrones and at least 20 episodes of Suits. Yeah. Things got out of control.

What I have loved most about this month, it’s been the beach. I went on holiday at the beginning of July and it was amazing. I was relaxed, I read a ton and looked like a tanned homeless person. I LOVED IT.

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Beauty wise, I have been wearing a lot of bold lipsticks and I ADORE of all them! The new shades I bought for my birthday are spectacular (especially the Maybelline ones). On my eyes, I HAD to wear something and I decided to keep it pretty low maintenance. I curl my lashes and then put on two coats of my Clinique Chubby Lash Mascara. I had doubts about it, but it’s a good product. I have tried better ones and would not repurchase it again because of the price, but still… It was a present so… 馃檪

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jane_the_virgin_xlgTV wise, I haven’t really watched anything new. Something is wrong with me. I have been rewatching a lot of comedies and one of the weirdest shows I have seen is “Jane The Virgin”. It’s basically a parody of spanish telenovelas, told as a telenovela.

The protagonist, Jane, gets artificially inseminated and has to deal with the consequences of this event. The show is so funny and it’s incredibly well-made. Every single characters is amazingly crafted and has so much depth. From Rogelio to Abuela to Petra. Can’t wait to see season four this autumn!

SONY DSCAside from “Jane The Virgin”, I got back into Suits. This USA Network program is so underrated. It’s so clever, witty, dramatic and breathtaking. It also deals with race, women of colour in a male-dominated workplace and some badass quotes by Harvey Specter.

I haven’t even talked about the plot. Mike Ross, bike messenger whose life is stuck, gets hired by the best lawyer of New York City (according to him), despite not having attended law school.


12000020While I was at the beach, I had loads of time to read and after hearing high praises on “Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe”, I decided to give it a go.

And I adored it! Although at times I felt like some of the conversations between Dante and Aristotle were weird and (in my experience) a bit forced, I LOVED IT. The struggles of these two boys discovering and exploring their lives and their friendship.

It made me feel warm inside, happy and sad at the same time.
Would recommend it to EVERYBODY. Please read it. It’s truly wonderful.


I hope you liked this post (although in the middle of August). What have you been loving this month? Let me know three things you have enjoyed!

xxx

Georgia