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

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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