My Current Favourite Lip Products…

Hello Beautiful Readers,

I’m back! I’ll be honest, packing and travelling has been tiring. A week of packing, two planes and over 4 hours of travelling later, I feel drained. But saying that I am really excited to be here and I have some news for you! I am working on my content and my brain is bursting with different creative ideas that I want to put in action. Hopefully, you’ll be reading those soon, I don’t want to give any hints…Yet! Today’s post is for the makeup lovers out there who enjoy reading about beauty! Shall we begin?

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These lip products are my current faves, I enjoy using them so much that I brought them all abroad with me! The colours may seem similiar but they have different textures and finishes. I tend not to use dark lip colours as they make me look washed out (imagine Casper the ghost with a dark plum lipstick on). Yeah! It just doesn’t suit me! But I love it on other people so much, especially that vampire style look minus the blood. To die for! Not literally though. I guess you figured out that I love Twilight, Vampire Diaries and Teen Wolf. Anyways, as usual I’m going off topic. I will be going through them so you get an idea of how they look like, feel and last.  At the end you’ll see swatches of them on my skin.

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You have seen one of the products above in another post , however it is my fave so I thought I’ll show you again. These are the ‘CAUDALÍE: Lip Conditioner’ and ‘BURT’S BEES: Honey Miel Lip Balm.’ They are both hydrating, moisturising and even after wiping them off with wet wipes my lips feel soft. They are long lasting, the only time I had to apply them were after eating food. Honestly, the only difference is that they have different scents.  Lip balms are a must for me as during the cold and hot weathers my lips get really dry and the skin starts peeling off (eww, I know) so using these not only feel good but also help with the dryness.

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This first lipstick is called ‘Rimmel London: Moisture Renew’ in the colour ‘705-Let’s Get Naked.’ It is a pinky nude and lives up to its name. When applied it glides on to your lips, it feels oil based and drenches the lips with moisture. For a lipstick that is not matte it stays put really well and is my go to daytime lipstick.

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The second lipstick is called ‘Revlon Colourburst’ in the colour ‘095 Crème Brulee’ it is a brownish nude colour with a peachy shimmer. It is a nude sheer lipstick that leaves the lips looking glossy. I think this one is perfect for the summer, it goes with everything and leaves the lips feeling super soft. The shimmer in it is mixed well with the lipstick so I don’t feel irritated by them. This is a must, go and try it out, you won’t regret it!

Now let’s move on to the matte lipsticks that I love wearing…unnamed-7

This one is called ‘L’OREAL PARIS: Color Riche Lipstick’ in the shade ‘633- Moka Chic’.  I’ve talked abiut this product before, it is very pigmented and more of a sophisticated pinkish nude. I applied it on my lips and for a matte lipstick it felt like the Revlon lipstick. I searched the internet and found that it has Camellia oil which makes the lips feel moisturised and soft. That is what I love about it as no one would want to apply a matte lipstick that makes the lips feel dry and cracked. Would they?

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This one you may know as it is one of the most sold lipsticks within the brand. It is called ‘MAC’ in the shade ‘Velvet Teddy’ it is a a soft brown colour that does look like a nude and is very intense on the lips. When applied the colour is even and it has a matte finish which defines the lips. If you love brown matte shades then definitely go for this lipstick.

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The fifth lipstick is called ‘diego dalla palma’ in the colour ’94- Antique Pink’ like the previous lipsticks it has a creamy texture that glides on the lips, it has full coverage. The lips appear even and it has a semi-matte finish. Even though it is creamy, it does last a while without touch ups. It isn’t your usual pink colour, more classy and with hints of red and brown. I recently bought this and keep it with me all the time, I love the colour and finish!

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This is the ‘L’OREAL PARIS: Infallible Lip Gloss’ in the shade ‘210-Disco Ball’ what I love, love and I do mean love about this product is that is not sticky (at all). It is a lip gloss with high shine but when you do rub your lips together you can feel the shimmer particles, it is tolerable though nothing irritating. The applicator is shaped for an easy application.  The high shine within this lip gloss does make my lips appear bigger than usual. So if you do love a bold, in your face kind of lips then this product is for you.

unnamed-6This last product is an ‘Christian Dior Lip Liner’ in the shade ‘553- Heather rose’ it’s like a mauve pink colour with shimmer in it but it has a subtle glow to it. For a lip liner it is very smooth and firm so you do get a good use out of the lip liner. I use this as a lipstick and it doesn’t feel dry.

TIP: I use the Loreal lip gloss first and then put on the lip liner on top of it. It makes my lips look fuller and makes the lip gloss appear natural! Have a go with a lip liner and gloss of your choice!

Here are the swatches…

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Left to Right: Christian Dior lip liner, Mac- Velvet Teddy, diego dalla palma- Antique Pink, Loreal Paris-  Moka Chic, Rimmel London- Let’s Get Naked, Revlon- Crème Brulee and Loreal Paris- Disco Ball

That was it for this post I hope you enjoyed it! I cannot wait to fill your feeds up with more content! I found internet at my current hotel but I’m going to another hotel tomorrow I hope their wifi works well…

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As always stay happy and enjoy the summer.

With Love,

Ela x.

My Current Skin Care Routine…

Hello Beauties,

Today I want to show you my skin care routine. As you may know taking care of our skin is and should be an important part of our daily life. Not only does your skin feel, clean and fresh, but when we clean our skin we also unclog our pores, remove unwanted bacteria and prevent spots from forming on our faces. So to conclude we NEED to take care of our skin. The products I am going to show you, have worked well for me, just bare in mind that we all have different skin types and our needs differ.

1. The first product is the GARNIER: Micellar Cleansing Water. I’m guessing you have heard of this product as its been very popular due to the level of positive reviews it has received. My skin care routine begins with me removing my make up. In this step I just pour the some of the product on to a cotton pad and remove my makeup using circular motions. REMEMBER: the eye area is very sensitive so make sure you are EXTRA gentle. This product does remove mascara and other excess make up easily. I do recommend it for you make up lovers that cannot remove those mascara stains without irritating the area!

2. The second step involves giving my face a quick wash to get rid of any excess make up using the Avène: Cleansing Gel. I love this product it lathers up nicely and makes my face feel fresh instantly. It gives my face a clean surface to work my other products on and removes oily and waxy substances that the sebaceous glands produce. I also use this product at night before going into bed!

3. This step I only do ONCE A WEEK as it is an intense detox mask by Soap and Glory, it is called the NO CLOGS ALLOWED: Super self heating deep pore detox mask. You only need a small amount (on the packaging it says a grape sized dab but how big is a grape?) a little goes along way and as soon as you put it on your face you will feel the heat (don’t worry it doesn’t burn you or anything) it just feels hot. When you apply this product you will have to scrub it on your face until it turns blue (it has worked on me and has changed colour) and you wait five minutes then wash your face. GUYS… Please don’t rub that towel on your face with such force gentle pats are advised, don’t irritate your skin as this is an intense cleansing mask, we don’t want any harsh movements.

4. I love this step! Why? Because I really enjoying using cleansers that are in a foam form. It makes my face feel like baby skin. The foaming cleanser I currently use is the SAMPAR: Dry CleanSing- No-rinse foaming make up cleanser. Even though it states that you don’t have to rinse it, I always have to rinse my face. What I do is apply this on my face and use the BRAUN: Face cleansing brush. Now I know you’re wondering why I would use the brush after using an intense face mask but the brushes are so soft and doesn’t irritate my skin. I use it gently, lightly and again in a circular motion. I rinse my face and pat it dry.

5. This step feels so relaxing, it’s like taking a short trip to heaven! No I’m not exaggerating. After the step above I use the Avène: Thermal Spring Water and just spray it all over my face and boy does it feel good! All I can say is that it is soothing and anti- irritating. You can use this to cool down any rashes or after waxing, epilating shaving or just to for a quick cool down!

6. The last and final step is a nice hydrating face cream. The one I use is the Avène: Optimale Rich Hydrating Cream (for dry to very dry sensitive skin). I really like this brand so its safe to say that I really like the moisturiser. It feels very hydrating and really helps with the dry areas that I sometimes get (especially during the winter). I apply this morning, night and maybe during the day when my skin needs hydration.

So, that is all to my skin care routine, I hope you enjoyed it. If you have any requests or questions, please do get in contact. I have loads of blog topics to talk about and cannot wait to share them with you.

I want to give a shoutout to an amazing blogger that I met on this platform. If you like my content then you’ll deffo love hers!! This is the link to her blog do check it out and follow her, trust me you won’t regret it! Alyssa Claire also check her Instagram its simplyalyssa . My Instagram is thewhiterose.ela do check that out if you want to see more…

And as always stay beautiful, happy and positive. See you in my next blog post!

With Love,

Ela x.

My Current Make Up Favourites…

Hello Beautiful People,

In this post I want to talk about the make up products I currently use and in love with. I don’t know about other places but for the past couple of days in England the weather has been so hot that I’ve been going make up free and it feels amazing. So, before I talk about the products I just want to say, always love your skin and be confident with being bare-faced! Trust me, that is the real beauty… But on days you do want to dress up and make up here are some products that I recommend especially for the summer…

  1. L’ORÉAL PARIS: Age Perfect Extraordinary Facial Oil- After putting on a moisturizer of your choice and letting that sink in to your face, I advise you to put 2-3 drops of face oil. Now the one I use is for skin that is ageing, however since I’ve been using it I haven’t encountered any side affects. In fact my skin has been smoother and softer. It is also a perfect base to apply your tinted moisturiser or foundation smoothly.
  2.  Benefit: Stay Don’t Stray- This product is a stay-put primer for concealers & eyeshadows. What I love about this product is that it can easily blend and when applying make up on top of it, the eyeshadow and eyeliner does not crease up and it lasts for a long time without smudging. Also, when using this product I really love how it brightens up my under eyes, I don’t feel the need to put a concealer on top of it. Definitely a must for the summer!
  3.  For my face I use both, a tinted moisturizer and a foundation, I usually alternate between them. This usually depends on what I’m doing on the day and definitely the weather.  If I want something light I prefer to use CAUDALÍE: Radiance Tinted Moisturizer. I apply this product either by using a beauty blender or my fingers. What I love about it is that it feels like a second skin. It doesn’t feel heavy or cakey instead it looks natural and ofcourse hydrates the face. Also it has SPF20 which is a plus, especially during the sunny days. During days that I want good coverage I choose to use LANCÔME: TEINT IDOLE ULTRA WEAR. Like the tinted moisturiser the Lancôme foundation also feels lightweight and natural, it has SPF15 and is last longing. A plus side to this product is that it says intact for long as it is smudge proof and transfer free.
  4. I normally experiment with my eye make up. I love a defined crease, but lately I’ve been getting really lazy with it so the MAC: Mineralize Eye Shadow (DUO) is a really good alternative, it makes it look like you have put effort in your makeup and is really, really and I mean really pretty.  The one I use is in the colour ‘Love Connection’ its a pale beige with gold and blue veining. The baked formula is lightweight and easy to apply.
  5. The next product I want to talk about is No7: Stay Perfect Liquid Eyeliner. Now it took a lot of practice to get the hang of eyeliner and I used a range of eyeliners from pencil, pen and gel and I can say that the ones I used so far haven’t been satisfying. Especially the pen eyeliners, they always dry out and run out within a week of use which is very disappointing. As for the gel ones, (I guess I’m not good at them) they just get too clumpy and hard to move around, for me gel ones feel too thick. But the No7 has a nicely defined tip that is not too thin or thick. It’s very flexible so it easily moves around and enables me to create a precise line. It also dries quick and doesn’t smudge. Ela approved!!
  6. For my eyebrows, I use the Mac: Veluxe Brow Liner in the colour Taupe. This crayon like pencil is sheer but you can easily build it up.  It has a matte finish that looks velvety and comes with a spoolie, so you can brush through your eyebrows and make them look well groomed.
  7. As a mascara my go to product is Benefit: They’re Real! The brush is specially designed to seperate your eyelashes, which I love because it doesn’t clump my lashes plus it is very volumising. Who doesn’t love that?
  8. I’m getting there guys only three more products left! This item is a bronzer it only comes in one colour and matches most skin tones its The Balm: Bahama Mama. This product gives you a sun-kissed look which is very flattering. It is easy to blend and looks natural on top of your make up. This product also can be used as a contour powder and can give you a very defined look. A tip: you can use this product as a eyeshadow- tap your blending brush into the bronzer and swipe it across the crease of your eyelid. See perfect!
  9.  I sometimes add a blush to my make up routine but only on days when I want that extra glow! For this I use the NARS: Orgasm. This is a ‘peachy pink with golden shimmer’ this product is described by many bloggers as a shade that matches every skin tone, you can put a tiny bit on to give you a hint of shine or build it up for a more dramatic effect. As with many other products NARS: Orgasm is easy to blend and looks amazing on the skin.
  10. Last but not least, I want to talk about a lip product. For most days I go without a lip product or just apply a lip balm but for days when I want to put in the effort I use YSL: Rouge Volupté Shine in the colour ‘Ultimate Beige’.  This product glides on your lips and makes it feel hydrated and soft. It is very comfortable to use and looks natural.

So here are the products that I recommend you to try out. Now I know some of them are on the high end of the spectrum so keeping this in mind, I will make a post on the alternatives for these products. I want all you make up lovers to benefit from my advice and products. The alternatives are also products that I have used and still use. For now thank you for reading another post, I really appreciate you taking the time to read it. I hope you have a lovely week and see you in my next post…

Ela xo