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!

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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!