First Impressions

Make up I got for my birthday (part 1)

11:52:00 AM

Hey guys!

Lately, on July the 16th to be specific, I've become 23. For that reason, I've decided to treat myself with lots of make up - high end make up. Today I'm going to be showing you part 1 of what I've bought/got for my birthday. Keep reading if you're interested!


I have to admit, it got a little out of hand. Of course, I was intending to buy myself something nice, but I didn't think I would buy so much :D But I have to say, I'm happy with everything I've tried so far. Today I'm going to be talking about two mini kits from Sephora (if you know me, you know I LOVE buying these mini kits to test out expensive make up) and some goodies I got from Mac. I'll show you first impressions and swatches of the eyeshadow palettes in a different blog post. So let's get started!


When I saw the Becca Glow On The Go set, I immediately got very excited and new I'm going to be buying it as soon as I have the money. It was 75 zł ($20) and contains a mini pressed highlighter in Opal, as well as a Spotlights highlighter in the same shade. I have to admit, I thought it was a mini Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid, so I was a little bit disappointed, but oh well. I bet it's still good. I haven't tested it out yet, but the pressed version is beautiful. And not too dark for me at all, as I was afraid it would be!


I've also bought a Try It Kit from Smashbox. I remember it being sold for Christmas last year and now it was on sale for only 45 zł ($12)! It was basically a steal, so of course I grabbed it. I'll get to test out a full size Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner in Raven and a bunch of minis: Full Exposure mascara in Jet Black (I've tried it already and it worked fine, even though I'm not a big fan), Photo Finish foundation primer (I've tried it too and it's nice, even though, again, I'm not crazy about it), Be Legendary lip gloss in Disco Rose (this one I'm excited about, I love lip glosses for summer and this one is so tiny and cute!) and Photo Op eyeshadow trio in Filter (I'm super excited about these, as my friend has it and loves these eyeshadows. Also, they are matte neutrals, what's more to ask for?).


I haven't tried any of these yet other than on my hand, but the shadows seem to be very buttery and smooth, the liner is very opaque and the lip gloss has a pretty summer strawberry shade! What is more, the packaging on everything is very beautiful and sleek, even though these are just minis. I love that!


The last product I bought at Sephora is this Cream Lip Stain in 10 Mandarin Muse. I love these liquid lipsticks (I now own 4 of them) and this one was on a huge sale - I cost me 11,50 zł ($3,14). I've been thinking about buying a red liquid lipstick for a while now, and this was a perfect opportunity. I've worn it once and the formula is great, just like in the other 3 I've tried, and the color is just stunning! It's a bright red orange, a very summer shade in my opinion!


I've shown you on my Instagram already, but I've also hauled some Mac products lately. There was a 20% off sale in Douglas in Vilnius and I've never seen a Mac sale before, so I was immediately dragged in. I decided to go with cult favourite products - Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle and a matte lipstick in Velvet Teddy. I have to say, both were amazing choices! Velvet Teddy is my perfect everyday nude, it's also very comfortable on the lips. And Soft & Gentle is probably my most beautiful highlighter at the moment! It's in the most perfect shade and it can be both soft and gentle (as the name suggests) or very intense, when the light hits you in the right way.


I've also got a tester of the Tan pigment, that is also famous for being amazing. I haven't tried it on my eyes yet, but it looks very beautiful swatched!

That is all I have for today. Thank you so much for reading and I hope you enjoyed! Stay tuned for part 2!

Sending my love,
Zhastine

First Impressions

Mini Sephora haul

7:32:00 PM

Hey guys!

Lately I've been doing lots of hauls (yeah, I've given up on my New Years' resolution...) and I really wanted to share them with you, especially as I personally love seeing what other people buy, so maybe you do too! Today I'm going to show what I've bought in Sephora. It was a gift from me to me on my graduation day. I love treating myself with make up :).


As you can see on the photo, I've bought three products. The first one, and what I went to look for in the first place, is Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner in Midnight Cowboy. Originally it costs 99 zł ($26), but there was a 20% discount for Sephora Black card owners, so I saved some money. I used it on the day of my graduation ceremony (you can see the look HERE, HERE & HERE) and I was not disappointed with how sparkly it was and how it stayed perfectly in tact for the whole day! It's a beautiful and easy to use glitter. Also, the shade is very neutral and will go with many different looks. Yes, it's quite expensive, but I'm hoping it will last me a long time!


I've also bought a mini version of the famous Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in the shade Light 2 Vanilla. I'd been wanting to try this one for a long time now. So when I saw that there's a mini available and I could use my discount on it, I immediately grabbed it :). I love buying minis of more expensive products, as then I can try it out and see if I like it without the huge commitment. I have to say, I really like this concealer so far. The shade is perfect and the coverage is on point. One of the best concealers I've tried, so I guess it's living up to its fame. The full size is 145 zł ($39) and the mini is 67 zł ($18) (without the discount).


And the last but not least is a beautiful product by Sephora - their Outrageous Eyeshadow in 01 Scandalous Beige. It's a creamy eyeshadow in a beautiful, pinky champagne shade. It's super shiny and makes a stunning inner corner highlight. I also often use it as an eyeshadow topper and it looks gorgeous on pretty much anything. It can be sheered out, then it gives a beautiful shine without too much coverage, or it can be packed on - then it's even more shiny and almost blinding. Definitely the most blinding product in my possession :). The price of this beauty is 49 zł ($13), so it was also the most affordable one.

Honestly, I couldn't pick a favourite out of these three products, I love them all and I was very happy when I bought them. I definitely reach for the Sephora eyeshadow the most, but that's because I'm trying to spare the concealer and the glitter liner is not very everyday-appropriate. Nonetheless, I absolutely don't regret buying any of them and they are some of my favourite products in my collection.

That is all that I have for today. Thank you so much for reading and I hope you enjoyed. Please share any of your thoughts in the comments below! Have a great week!

Sending my love,
Zhastine

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