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!

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