November Favorites!

Photo by Keilidh Ewan on Unsplash

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Hey guys!Hope you all are having a great day. Another door is opened on our advent calendar …that means we are closer and closer to Christmas!!!Can you feel the holidays coming ?!Ah, I can’t wait.Today I want to talk about my favorite things this November. November was a cold and a little depressing month for me, but at the same time, it was a pretty patriotic and hopefull time (we celebrated Latvian’s independence day in November ).Okay, Let’s start with the fun stuff!

Favorite beauty products

 

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Acnacid 2 in 1 face cream

My face is going crazy(breakouts, dry patches, redness) this past month and this face cream helped with some of the problems.It’s not drying, but doesn’t make my face oily, I really recommend if you have an oily face, but are experiencing dry patches time to time.It’s a great face cream for the price.

 

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RL de Young power hardener

Guys, you can’t imagine how many bad reviews I have read about this nail polish. It’s mind-blowing for me because I like it even more than my favorite essence XXL nail thickener.

Dzintars-Kredo lux Lipstick in the color T76

I love it..I simply love this lipstick!It’s just perfect, creamy and the color is just amazing and looks good on me!

Favorite Tv show

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Created by Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman for CBS All Access, the story of “Star Trek: Discovery” begins roughly a decade before Captain Kirk’s five-year mission — as portrayed in the original “Star Trek” from the 1960s — and a century before the events of “Star Trek: Enterprise.” The series follows the crew of the USS Discovery as they encounter new worlds and civilizations, delving into familiar themes and expanding upon an incident that has been talked about within the franchise’s universe, but never fully explored

 

Favorite book

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Surprise Package: A Bad Boy Christmas Romance

by Kira Blakely

She needs a fiancé for Christmas, so I’ll pretend.
Hard not to when a gorgeous virgin walks into your strip club.
She’s thinks this is an escort service, and that I’m for hire.
Man is she in the wrong place.

Blair is everything I’m not.
Loving. Gentle. Family girl.
I’m rude, arrogant, and do what the fu@k I want.
Right now, I want her.
So, I’ll play the good fiancé.
Tell the family all the right things.
Kiss her in all the right ways.
And when we’re alone?
I’ll claim that sweet innocence.
Make her soul mine and her body tremble.
I don’t want it to end.
And I damn sure didn’t expect to feel this way.
After this, she’ll have more than just memories.
I have a special gift in mind.

All Kira Blakely novels include alphas who know what they want and know how to treat a lady. This is a full length standalone steamy Christmas romance novel. No cheating, no cliffhanger, and a guaranteed happily ever after. 

Favorite Song

 

Tell me in the comments, What are your favorites this November?

That’s it from me 

Till next time 

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Blogger Recognition Award

Hello everyone, today I’m here with a new award-The Blogger Recognition Award!Thanks to the fabulous thecourtneeyeve for nominating me, If you haven’t checked out her blog I highly recommend you to do so!

Rules:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and leave a link to their blog
  2.  Write a post to show your award.
  3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  5. Select 5 other bloggers you want to give this award to and comment on each blog to let them now with a link to your award post.

How my blog started:

Okay, this is kind of a long story, but I will try to keep it short. I had a blog before this one, called Anna’s Little Things(with an S ), but after me not being able to blog for half a year (Our computer broke and we weren’t able to get a new one) I deleted it and started a new one after a year. When I started to write in my first I had lots of newbie mistakes, like all this WordPress and blogging stuff for me was so new and unknown.I wasn’t sure of my writing skills as English is not my native language. The beginning was a big struggle inside of me, am I doing enough?Will people like it?Am I doing the biggest mistake of my life putting myself out there?…But after seeing the first likes and comments I felt so great…and I understood that this blogging stuff really makes me happy (and my spelling in English got a lot better ).That’s how I decided to keep doing it and I feel like it’s the best thing I have ever done. I never expected blogging community here would be so welcoming and I enjoy seeing everyone getting to new milestones, It’s so great to see it and be part of it.

Advice for new bloggers:

  1. tenor (4)Don’t be afraid to be yourself.I think many of us have felt like you should be a certain way to be a blogger, but in reality, that’s so far from the truth.People feel when you are not you, so always be yourself and blog about what you want.It’s that simple!
  2. Numbers are not everything. It’s so easy to start chasing the “numbers”(follower count, view count..) and totally forget about why you started it all. Just enjoy what you are doing and don’t think about the numbers.

 

My five nominees are:

That’s it from me

Till next time 

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Full Face of Focallure Makeup!

2014 - 1Hello, my lovelies!Hope you all are having a great day. Last week was Latvia’s independence day(I did eat like tons of cake and watch Latvian movies…I regret nothing!).Today I’m back with something really fun…Full face of Focallure makeup (I got a whole kit for birthday) from Aliexpress

How you know I did a first impression post, like a month ago(You can read about it Focallure makeup- First Impressions!here ).Well, let’s start with the fun stuff!

Disclaimer: I'm not a professional makeup artist

Let’s start with my bare face

The first picture is me with a bare face(just moisturizer). The second picture I got my BB cream by Maybelline on(The only non Focallure item I used in this look) ,Ultra-fine light powder in the color No.2 and Sculpting Eyebrow Powder in the color 03(the middle shade of this kit, put it on with the little brush it came)

For the contour(I put it just under my cheekbones) and eye makeup, I used the Natural Color Eyeshadow in the color 03.For the highlight on my cheek, inner corner of the eye and under my brow I used Highlighter Stick in the color 2.Gold.The blush I used was Blusher by Focallure in the color 05.The mascara is Volume Curling Mascara.And the lipstick Velvet Lipstick(Fire Red).

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My finished look 

It does look very dramatic…but in daylight it’s not that intense.

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I really like how it did turn out. I did wear it all day (but switched the lipstick to a more everyday color from Dzintars)and it did stay on.Nothing “moved” or “disappeared”, I didn’t get shine in the t-zone(That’s a big thing for me).I’m very pleased with this kit and the quality of the makeup.

Tell me in the comments, What product of this kit you want to see a full review on?

That’s it from me 

Till next time 

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Skincare mini haul

giphy (1)Hello beautiful people!I hope you all had a great week.Who else is getting into Christmas mood(or is that just me)? Last week for me was …”fun” one, My old tablet died and I wasn’t able to save any photos or notes from there..that’s why my blog was a little quieter then I would like. But there is no bad without good(old Slavic saying) and my mom(bless her soul) got me a new phone as an early Christmas gift.That’s why I’m back today with a mini skincare haul from my local drugstore that carries brands from Eastern Europe and the “Dzintars” Latvian cosmetic store. Hope you enjoy!

 

 

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Can we just all appreciate the quality of the picture..so much better!

 

So …What I got!

 

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Dr. Sante Cucumber Balance Control.

Mineral Face Mask

Mineral Face Mask is produced by the Ukrainian cosmetic company Elfa for its Dr. Sante Cucumber Balance Control series. The product is formulated with white clay (kaolin). It helps to improve complexion and reduce pore size, making your skin noticeably smoother. The mask regulates sebum secretion and has a matte effect on oily and combination skin.

My thoughts: I have an eye cream from this line, so I did buy this just because I like the cream so much. I like the texture, can’t really say about the effect of using it, you need time for that to show.Overall I like it, and the price is very nice.

 

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Cream All-in-1 Acnacid Reduces Inflammation for Acne 50ml Elfa Pharm

Cream All-in-1
For problematic skin
Shown during the acne and post-acne
It controls the sebaceous glands
Reduces inflammation
For everyday use

My thoughts: It’s not my first time getting this, It’s an okay face cream from acne prone skin.It’s not the best I ever used, but it’s pretty decent for the price.

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Dzintars-Kredo lux Lipstick in the color T76

A wide range of trendy mat and mother-of-pearl shades allows choosing the desired color and stressing your individuality in accordance with your style, taste, and mood. Formula based on natural substances with vitamins and moisturizing ingredients that gives your lips a feeling of comfort. Lipstick Kredo Lux gives lips a moist shine and has a pleasant fruity aroma.

My thoughts: I just am in love with the color(it’s a little darker than my natural lip color) and how it feels on my lips, so creamy.The perfect lipstick for cold weather, your lips will stay hydrated and it does stay on lips for some time.The price is great and the lipstick is good, will buy some more.

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Koķete 5 Perfume

Lily of the valley and velvety violet freshness on the spices and cinnamon background.
Top notes: lily-of-the-valley, violet, jasmine
”Heart” notes: ginger, tiramisu, ylang-ylang
Final notes: cinnamon, amber, coriander
My thoughts: Guys I love this perfume, it’s now one of my favorites.It’s so affordable and it stays on ALL DAY! Everyone is always asking what perfume I use, and the answer is this one!
Tell me in the comments, What is on your skincare wishlist right now and why?
That’s it from me
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Kavard Mini Bead handbag from Aliexpress- Review

tenorHello, my darlings!I hope you are having a great week so far.Today I want to talk about a bag that I got this October from Aliexpress .If you don’t know what is Aliexpress, it’s basically an eBay but much bigger and each different sellers are mostly brands.I really like Aliexpress, and have been buying stuff from there for 3 years now.#NonSponsored, I just really love Aliexpress.So, Let’s get to the review!

 

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Brand Name: Kavard

Lining Material: Polyester

Number of Handles/Straps: Single

Main Material: PU

Size:20x13x7cm mini bag

Color you can get: Pink, White,Black

 

 

My Thoughts:

Packaging and Shipping 

4/5 stars

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The seller did send out my bag next day after me ordering it.It did come here in a month (the shipping was free to Latvia). Came in a brown protective case(I wasn’t expecting that).Overall I’m very satisfied with how it came.But, I did find some damage… sad but true.

 

Design

5/5 stars

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 I think you can agree, it’s a beautiful bag.I just love those flowers and the chain …ah love it!!!And it does looks like the picture, so that’s a big plus.

 

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How you can see it’s a pretty small bag, just the way I wanted it!

 

Overall

4/5 stars 

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For the price that I paid (14.58 euro) it’s a good bag, very sturdy and keeps the form very good, even with the little damages I still love this bag and will buy a pink one in the future.If you are interested in one too, you can find it here .In 11.November Aliexpress will have a big sale called 11.11, on everything, and this bag will be slightly cheaper.So check it out!

Hope you liked my little review

Tell me in the comments, Have you ever got anything from Aliexpress?

That’s it from me 

Till next time 

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Versatile Blogger Award #2, LIEBSTER AWARD #3 and 200 followers!

giphy (4)Hello, my darlings!I’m back!Hope you’re day was good. I was nominated for two awards some time ago(So sorry that I’m getting around this just now), but first …200 Followers?! Guys!!! This is just so surreal!I’m so thankful for each one of you. Thank you so much for reading my posts, liking it and just simply visiting my little part of the internet!THANK YOU!!!

Let’s start with the awards.

 

The Versatile Blogger Award

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Thanks to the beautiful  Jessicat Beauty for nominating me for this amazing award. Go check out her fabulous blog (and I’m seriously jealous of her photo skills), You will be not disappointed!Go Go Go, What are you waiting for!?

What is the Versatile Blogger Award?

It’s a platform to share your love for 15 other bloggers. You’ve got to think about their content, photos and how their posts might make you feel. Once you’ve received a nomination, there are a few little rules to follow with your subsequent post:

1. You must thank the person that nominated you and link to their blog.

2. You must nominate 15 other bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award.(I will do just 10 this time)

3. Finally, you must share 7 facts about yourself.

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7 Facts About Me!

1. I love fluffy things, like blankets or socks.

2.I’m the oldest child, but everyone thinks I’m the youngest, and my younger 18-year-old brother is the oldest sibling…I think it’s all because of the beard he has…

3.My dream is to buy a house near the forest(We have lots of forests in Latvia)

4.I love spooky stuff, like ghost stories.Some of my favorite spooky stories you can find here

5.My favorite holiday is Latvia independence day and Christmas, both of them are really soon!#Excited

6.The last movie I have seen was Boss Baby.

7.I love watching cooking shows.My favorites are Master Chef Ukraine and My Kitchen Rules (the AU version)

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I’m Nominating:

1.Venting Thoughts

2.blondeghetto.com

3.BEAUTY . LOOKS . FUN

4.Courtney Eve

5.elenxmai

6.blazingbrookes

7.Essence of Anna

8.Multibendybeauty

9.Raychel Says

10.CHERRY INSPIRATIONS

Can’t wait to read some facts about you!

 

The Liebster Award!

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Thank you LITTLEBLOGOFMAKEUP for nominating me!Feeling so thankful.Guys go check out Jessica’s blog, she puts so much work into her posts.Go Go Go check her out!

RULES:

  • Put the award logo in your blog. 
  • Thank the person who nominated you and provides their link in your post.
  • Write a 150-300 word post about your favorite blog that is not your own and explain why you like their blog and provide links.
  • Answer your questions and provide 10 random facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 5-11 people that you feel deserve this award that have less than 200 followers.
  • Ask your nominees questions.
  • List the rules.

 

My Favourite blog?

I will say the truth…I don’t have one.Every blog I follow is my favorite, Cmon I do follow them for a reason!Mostly I do enjoy blogs about makeup, beauty, lifestyle more than any other kind, but I do follow one or two cooking blogs and some book review blogs.I guess I can say my taste in blogs is really diverse(in a way).

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QUESTIONS From Jessica 

1. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE SEASON AND WHY?

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Fall!(I even have done a tag about it!You can read it here )

2. WHAT IS YOUR GOAL TO ACHIEVE BY THE END OF 2017?

hmm..I don’t really have one, well Maybe get 300 followers by the end of the year.It would be really nice.

3. IF YOU HAD TO BE A DISNEY CHARACTER, WHO WOULD YOU PICK AND WHY?

I would be a Snow White, I just love her.I wouldn’t really have her life…but I do love her, she is such a classic.

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4. DO YOU HAVE ANY FEARS?

Rats and Hight.

5. WHAT IS ONE THING YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT?

Chocolate …I seriously have an addiction

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10 random facts about me

  1. My favorite chips are the cheese one..just so yummy!
  2. I have 5 piercings in the left ear and two in the right
  3. I know my two best friends literally all my life
  4. I did learn to play the piano for 5 years, don’t remember a thing!
  5. I try to eat healthy and green
  6. Love vegetables, my favorite ones are broccolis
  7. One of my favorites bands are Abba
  8. I love animated movies
  9. I have an unhealthy obsession with buying books and then not reading them.
  10. People often say to me, I have the most animated facial expressions ever!

 

QUESTIONS FOR MY NOMINEES

  1. Why did you start your blog?
  2. Tell us one short-term goal and one long-term one.
  3. Your worst date ever?
  4. What’s your all-time favorite movie?
  5. What is your most prized possession?

MY NOMINATIONS

Thank you so much for reading and thank you again Jessicat Beauty and LITTLEBLOGOFMAKEUP for nominating me for those amazing awards!
Hope you liked this post 
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My little DrugStore haul!

 

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My little haul with all the things I got

Hello, everyone!I hope you are having a great weekend.I’m glad to say I’m back for good!This week was very busy(lot’s of running around), so I decided to treat myself to some new stuff from my local DrugStore.I did find some awesome things so, Let’s start with all the goodies I got! 

 

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RL de Young power hardener

Interesting fact- I have very thin nails, so having a clear nail polish with ”hardener” properties is always a good idea.Usually, I get the essence XXL nail thickener, but this time I decided to try something new.Will see how it goes.

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The Gel nail polish

I love this range of nail polish by Essence.All the colors are so vibrant and long-lasting(I always get the nude ones).Definitely give it a go, if you haven’t already!

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Gliss Kur mask Ultimate Repair intense exposure 

If you don’t know I regularly dye my hair.I love to use this particular hair mask after the dyeing process, it makes my hair feel alive again.How you can guess, this is repurchases for me. Highly recommend if you need a fast deep conditioning.

 

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be trendy lose eyeshadow in the color gold peach

I have already one eyeshadow from this line and I always wanted to try some lighter shades, so seeing this particular shade in the clearance basked was like Winning the lottery moment(Okay…maybe be not so dramatic, but you get the point!).Still, haven’t tried it.But from the packaging, Think I will like it.

 

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my must haves eyeshadow 12 – want a mint? essence

I finally got myself some new essence eyeshadows, don’t really know how I feel about the new design and concept of the “My Must haves”, but I do enjoy this shade.

 

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Essence Studio Nails Banana File

I was really needing a new nail file, and the first one I saw was this, so I just got it. Really good Nail File for the price, nothing special, does the job.I’m satisfied for now.

 

Tell me in the comments, What are you doing this weekend?And have you treated yourself recently?

That’s it from me

Till next time 

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