Statement and cosmetics

Last week I went shopping with some friends and I ended up buying these statement earrings from H&M, which I’ve been craving since August. I also bought some cosmetics: I’ve been using thermal water since June and I swear I won’t stop using it! I’ve tried until now Ivatherm and Bioderma, but the first one is better in my opinion, that’s why I’ve bought it again now. It doesn’t matter what kind of skin type you have, thermal water can do only good for you! It has helped me with my acne issues a lot! The shine eraser wipes from E.L.F are as well good. I had a very big surprise to see that my T-zone is kind of oily and that I need some mattifying. The last, but not least, is the burgundy nail-polish from Sephora. I wasn’t sure about buying this one, but I told myself what the hell and gone for it and now I don’t regret it :D

Facial routine

Face has always been the most important part of our body, in my opinion (even if some look at other parts first). My skin is not oily, not dry. That’s why I have to be very careful when I buy my face products and that’s why I didn’t manage to find the best for me.

I use the Farmasi baby wipes to remove my make-up every evening. Then I clean my face using a scrub from Marionnaud. Twice a day I use a moisturizer face cream (I have had lots from Nivea) – this one is a BB cream and then a thermal water. Mine is Ivatherm, but I want to try others as well soon. For spots, because I have spots too…, I use an E.L.F roll-on with salicylic acid to dry them.

I would be very glad if you would give me some hints about what kind of products should I use for my mixed skin :)

What’s in my make-up bag?

I had a dilemma, but I finally decided what to post! I wrote an article of this kind once (a year and a half ago I think), so things in my make-up bag have changed since then. I grouped them by category: face, eyes and lips (E.LF? :D) So…

  1. For my face I use the Nivea Natural Beauty face cream, Stay Matte by Rimmel London foundation, Miss Sporty corrector stick and Bourjois Paris flower perfection powder, which I apply with an E.L.F powder brush. The face cream is OK: not the best, not the worse I’ve ever used; some may say it’s a BB cream because it is colored and it’s also moisturizer, like every single Nivea face cream that exists. The foundation is nice, it makes your face indeed matte and if you know how to choose your shadow (I needed some help from a Douglas employee because my skin is not pinkish or yellowish), you’ll be satisfied. The corrector stick I use to cover some spots, but I’m sure there are some better ones than this (it was very cheap, so I can’t be so demanding). And the last, but not least: the flower perfection powder has an amazing smell, but this is not why I bought it for. It has no color, which is perfect, because my face is already full with different products I used before. I put it on to give my skin a uniform look and to fix the foundation. In the end, I believe my face doesn’t look very… full and this is the most important thing to me!
  2. For my eyes I first put on a primer from E.LF. (less than 2 euros, but THE BEST!), then I choose a shadow from my E.LF. eyes transformer kit. This step I skip sometimes for various reasons like: the lack of time or mood or I just don’t feel like changing the color of the eyeshadow. Then I apply at least two shadows from my Two Faced Smoky Eyes palette. In general, I use the day smoke, which fits the color of my eyes perfectly. When I want to change this, I use a color: black, silver, green, blue, pink or purple to match my outfit. After the eyeshadow, I always use a eyeliner and this one from Essence is really good and cheap! I started to use an eyepencil in March; until then I liked liquid eyeliners. The last thing is the mascara: always black; 1st the Rimmel London Scandaleyes for volume and then L’Oreal Paris Volumissime with Ceramide R because it’s waterproof.
  3. I like to keep it simple with my lips that’s why I only use a lip balm from H&M and a nude lipstick from Essence.

Well, this is it. Sorry for the long story, I hope you didn’t get bored and if you managed to finish all, I thank you! Now I’m gonna eat some pizza and watch a tv series. By the way, I finished Two and a Half Men!

First Giveaway! – ended

Sorry, girls, but I don’t know how to ship worldwide yet :D, so this giveaway is just for Romanian people.

Premiul consta intr-o pudra bronzanta de la E.L.F-eyes.face.lips (daca giveaway-ul va avea succes, voi face si altele cu premii mai bogate pe viitor). Castigatorul va fi anuntat in data de 5 februarie 2012, deci aveti o saptamana la dispozitie si va fi ales cu random.org

Ce aveti de facut pentru a castiga:

1. urmariti-mi blog-ul via e-mail (buton in dreapta jos);

2. lasati un comentariu la acest post cu un nickname si adresa de e-mail (si ce va place la blog-ul meu).

Succes!

E.L.F products

Hello, guys! How are you doing? :)

The day before yesterday I received my order from E.L.F-eyes.face.lips. Maybe you remember I asked you if their cosmetics are good. In the first picture (sorry for the bad quality – phone made) there is all the stuff I ordered (also for classmates). I only bought the eye transformer kit and the serum. The powder is Giordani for Oriflame (have made a change with my bff). I don’t like compacts at all, that’s why she gave it to me. I love using a soft brush in the morning when I finish my make-up; and the face doesn’t look like flour, if you know what I mean. But back to the E.L.F products! Surprising, but they’re very good, though their price is very cheap. I’m very satisfied, that’s why I’ll order more in the future. The night serum is for spots, for having a clean face. The eye transformer kit is such a brilliant thing: you apply it before putting on the eye shadow and you get a brand new color (darker or lighter).

I’m glad I told you about this American brand, I recommend it, but now I have to go: after watching another Robin Hood episode and replying to an e-mail, I have to do maths and physics for tomorrow :(