A little bit of makeup history…

Makeup.We see it everywhere, new trends, new products, and brands.But..how did we came to this point?How did makeup become something so vulgar(In Victorian era) to something so glamorous(in the Golden age of Hollywood)?Today I want to share some  YouTubers I discovered and their videos about this very interesting subject.

Let’s start with Lisa Eldridge, who is celebrity makeup artist and vintage makeup collector.

 

Next one is the Gorgeous Zabrena . She makes Historical Accurate makeup looks and talks about lots of historical facts in those videos.One of my favorite eras She did was 1920.

 

Another great YouTuber who does Historical/Vintage looks is Lilly Jarlsson.She lives the Vintage lifestyle and her makeup videos are really informative and interesting to watch.

Tell me in comments, What is your favorite Makeup era?

That’s it from me 

Till next time 🙂

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7 Deadly Sins of beauty Tag

I’m back and alive, with a new tag I have found in the wide web (obviously).But first THANK YOU SO MUCH for 50 followers, it’s just mind blowing for me. So look out for a giveaway…But for now, Let’s start with the Tag.

The questions

1. GREED: What is your most inexpensive beauty item? What is your most expensive?

Inexpensive one right now is RdeL Young powder 2 in 1

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and The most expensive Clinique High Impact Mascaramascara 1

2. WRATH: What beauty products do you have a love/hate relationship with?

In this moment I don’t have one…..

3. GLUTTONY: What are your most delicious beauty products?

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Baby Lips Lipgloss

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Hershey lip balm

4. SLOTH: What beauty products do you neglect, due to laziness?

Body cream

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5. PRIDE: What beauty product gives you the most self-confidence?

Foundation, It’s a base for everything.

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6. LUST: What attributes do you find most attractive in the opposite sex?

I’m obsessed with people smiles

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7. ENVY: What item would you most like to receive as a gift?

Makeup and Books are my favorite things, but really I’m happy to get anything at all.

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That’s it from me 

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July Empties!

It’s the end of July!I can’t believe it almost the end of summer….time flies.So it’s time for this month’s Emptiesexaidet

Disclaimer: Why am I not using my own photos?Because if I use a product every day I'm not gentle with it, so when the time comes to throw it out I'm basically throwing pieces of the product.For the sake of understanding what the product did look before I got my hands on, I'm using photos of the official ad's

Let’s start!

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Indola Innova Glamorous Oil Shampoo

The manufacturer promises: Indola Innova Glamorous Oil Shampoo gives from within a recovery and restructured dry and dull hair.

My Thoughts: I had a love/hate relationship with this shampoo, it did make my hair very shiny and healthy after I have washed it, but the next day my hair was oily and “dirty” again. Will not repurchase it.

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Syoss Ceramide Complex Anti-Breakage Strengthening Conditioner

The manufacturer promises: About the product
  • Provides up to 10x more strength
  • Improves combability by smoothening the hair fiber and significantly reduces hair breakage
  • Deeply penetrates into the hair to restore hair fibers in the cells, in all layers and down to the tips
  • Turns weak and brittle hair into beautiful and strong hair

My Thoughts: I did think I will hate it, but I totally loved it!Will repurchase.

 

ArtDeco Eyeshadow 40 and 316

The manufacturer promises : Powder eyeshadow in shimmery pearl shades: The ARTDECO pearl eyeshadows are characterized by an amazing colour brilliance and a wide choice of shades. The fragrance-free eyeshadows are very long-lasting.

My Thoughts: I don’t know…The formula is okay, but the colors are just not for me.Maybe will try some other ones.

 

Tell in comments, What is your most used product this month?

That’s it for me

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Makeup Revolution Redemption Palette Iconic 2 review !

Today Let’s talk about my first product from Makeup Revolution.Just last year we started to see this brand in our stores.The stands were really sleek and eye-catching , so of course, I got something as one of my Christmas gift (plus it was affordable ).

The manufacturer promises : A perfect mix of pearl, shimmer and matte shades. Totally collectible and a pure sellout

 

 My Thoughts;

Shades: 5/5 stars

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You have sparkles, shimmers, and mattes all in beautiful brown tones.Perfect for everyday use.

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Pigmentation :4/5 stars

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How you can see darker colors are very pigmented, but the lighter ones are not..sadly

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No primer, no nothing.Just eyeshadows on skin

The Formula: 3,5/5 stars

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For the price it’s okay, but of course not the best I ever used.I love some of them for highlights, it gives really natural glow.

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Overall: 4/5 stars

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I love it!I use it every day.My favorites are the shimmer ones.And it’s so affordable!!! I paid 5.75 euros for it (money well spent!). Can’t wait to try more from this brand.You can get it here

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Tell me down below, What is your favorite Makeup Revolution Product?

That’s it from me

Till next time 🙂

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Favorite Products from Latvian Cosmetic brands !

Let’s get a little patriotical, but first Thank you so much for almost 40 followers!It’s so crazy to see my blog growing and developing, and that’s all thanks to you.I decided to host a little giveaway when I hit 50 followers, stay tuned for that!(P.S one of the products in this post will be in the giveaway).Okay, back to the fun part.If you didn’t know I’m from Latvia and I love cosmetic products, so why haven’t I talked about my favorite Latvian cosmetic brands and them cosmetic?!We need to change that.I present you My Favorite Products from Lavian Cosmetic Brands!

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ABOUT COMPANY:“Dzintars” is the largest manufacturer of perfumery and biocosmetics in the Northern Europe. The company was established in 1849 and it is one of the oldest cosmetic and perfumery producers in the World.

The enterprise is equipped with the most up-to-date equipment, has its own research centres and unique laboratories (testing, developing and microbiological etc.) developments of perfume and cosmetic products, and plant extract manufacturing. “Dzintars” is proud of the team of its highly skilled specialists – perfumers, chemists and microbiologists, and designers. In the development of new cosmetic products always participate toxicologist, dermatologist, and ophthalmologist that are in the company’s staff. New products are tested using a certain method in a special instrumental laboratory.

My Favorite Products: 

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Lip balm with Australian tea-tree oil and UV-filter

Thin lips skin has no fat cells or protective corneous layer. Our lips are much too tender and unprotected, being totally helpless against the external environment’s destructive effect. Thus, they are to be cared and properly protected by means of carefully chosen cosmetic products. Antioxidant lip balm has an intensive protecting effect. When applied, creates a thin pellicle, protecting lips skin from dehydration and the negative influence of external environment and UV-rays.

Protects lips skin from early aging, the negative influence of external environment and UV-rays. Essential oils, drug plant extracts and vitamins provide with antiseptic and anti-inflammatory effect helps with herpes. Intensively nourishes and moisturizes lips, regenerates elasticity, eliminates irritation and the feeling of aridity

My Thoughts: This is my favorite lip balm if my lips are in bad condition.It helps heal them fast.Would recommend!

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Be trendy Glitter powder eyeshadow

Due to its powdery mother-of-pearl pigments, the eyeshadow makes your face look more expressive, radiant and fresh.

Apply glitter powder eyeshadow with a brush, sponge-tipped applicator, or fingertips. The eyeshadow can be applied on top of your foundation cream, pre-base, or special eyeshadow
primer. To achieve a brighter and more enduring make-up glitter powder eyeshadow can be applied over cream eyeshadow

My Thoughts: If you want over the top glow of Gods highlight, use this!I have it in Tone “Peach” .So it gives a little bronze glow.Love it!

 

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ABOUT COMPANY: We believe that the best skincare is the kind of care that goes deeper than skin. Not just to make us look better, but make us feel and act better. It is care for our well being and self-esteem, care about the choices we make, the values we respect, and care for the environmental footprint we leave.

For the Nordic people often introverted and solitary beings what is on the inside has always been more important than how we look. That`s why we insist on truly effective ingredients, honest claims, environmentally friendly packaging, care,passion and respect. Because a radiant heart leads to radiant skin.

My Favorite Products: 

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CLARIFYING TONER

Astringent toner that deeply exfoliates clogged and oily skin. Purifies reduces shine, minimizes pores, prevents blemishes and regulates the skin’s natural pH balance.
A pH balancing formula with oil-controlling extracts of oak bark and sweet flag (root), floral water and natural moisturisers makes the skin look clean, fresh and matte.

Apply AM and PM to clean skin with cotton pad or splash on with hands. Follow with MÁDARA moisturiser

WHAT ELSE YOU NEED TO KNOW:
This toner is packaged in a 100% post-consumer recycled bottle to reduce the volume of new plastic bottles made each year!

 

Nut Free. Gluten Free. Cruelty Free. Vegan. Natural & Organic. Certified ECOCERT.

My Thoughts: One of my favorites toners ever.

 

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PURIFYING FOAM

Rich and soft foam with Northern Yarrow extract deeply and gently purifies the skin. Removes make-up. Regulates oily zones while soothing dry areas. Skin feels refreshed and soft. Suitable for use around the eyes.

Apply AM and PM, gently massaging into skin. Rinse off with warm water. Follow with MÁDARA toner and moisturiser.

Nut Free. Gluten Free. Cruelty Free. VeganNatural & Organic. Certified ECOCERT.

My Thoughts: Everyone I know loves this one.It’s so good to take off makeup and leaves skin feeling fresh and clean.

 

More great Latvian Cosmetic Brands

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Bio2You combines the healing energy of nature with the wisdom of science. The world is full of wonders capable of making us falling in love with life and grasping it with all our heart. Living it and fulfilling dream after dream! We, the creators of Bio2You, are delighted that we have the opportunity to share one of them – sea buckthorn and its force of nature. We continuously improve our products learning from latest innovations.

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STENDERS is a cosmetics brand inspired by northern nature. 
It pays a special attention to feelings and shopping experience, including design, fragrance, the way of presenting products and customer care culture.STENDERS is one of the biggest cosmetics producers in Northern Europe. It is a team of creative and competent people captivated by the idea of cosmetics filled with feelings. STENDERS feelings are captured in more than 350 products and live in more than 220 shops in 27 countries of the world – in Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, Belorussia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Ukraine, Croatia, Slovenia, Hungary, Poland, Japan, China and Saudi Arabia.

 

How you can see we have a decent amount of brands to choose from.

So Tell me, Have you tried anything from one of those brands?If so, did you like it?

That’s it from me

Till next time!

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My Top 5 foundations for oily skin!

If you don’t know I have oily skin(Like REALLY OILY),so finding good and long lasting foundation is hard.After trying few hits and misses here are my favorites Foundations for oily skin!

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DREAM MATTE® MOUSSE FOUNDATION

The manufacturer promises: Stay matte for 16 hours with this lightweight, medium-to-full coverage formula. Features a shine-free finish that doesn’t feel heavy.

My Thoughts; This one is a classic.One of the best if you have really oily skin without dry patches.Only thing I don’t like is ,You need a lot of it on the face for full coverage.

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Fit Me Foundation

The manufacturer promises: Normal or oily skin gets evened out and perfected with Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation

My Thoughts: This shade is too dark for me, but the formula is perfect.I love it so much.Really long lasting and looks not shine all day.

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All Matt Plus – Shine Control Make Up

The manufacturer promises; Mattifying, oil-free texture,Lasts up to 18h,High coverage

My Thoughts: I like this one for the coverage and long lasting effect.It’s safe to use even if you have dry patches.

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MAYBELLINE Dream Pure BB Cream

The manufacturer promises: Dream Pure BB Cream is our first anti-imperfection BB that instantly corrects and perfects. Its ultra gentle water based formula is infused with salicylic acid to clear imperfections and detoxify the skin. The 1-step wonder for healthy skin today, clearer skin tomorrow. For oily-combination skin.

My Thoughts; Technically it’s not a foundation, it’s a BB cream.Helps with acne , gives the face very dewy finish , so powder is a must.

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Max Factor Lasting Performance Foundation

The manufacturer promises: With a guaranteed 8 hours of stay put perfection, your complexion will look and feel fresher for longer. This liquid foundation stands up to any amount of running or touching

My Thoughts: I have a review on this product, you can read it here

Leave down in the comments your favorite foundation.

That’s it from me 

Till next time!

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15 random questions tag!

First I want to thank you all for 30 followers on this blog!I feel so happy and humbled that someone is really reading all my random thoughts and opinions. THANK YOU SO MUCH!Ok, so we got that out the way.Let’s start the fun part!15 random questions TAG!!!!

1.What’s a nickname only your family calls you?

Anja and Busja(If you are Slavic, you get those)

2.What’s a weird habit of yours?

Hmm a weird habit, maybe reading till I get sick of it without any kind of breaks

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3.Do you have any weird phobias?

I am scared of rats…I just..brrr

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4.What’s a song you secretly LOVE to blast & belt out when you’re alone?

Any Kpop song ever!

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5.What’s one of your biggest pet peeves?

When people beside me are chewing with their mouth open.Just hate it….so much

6.What’s one of your nervous habits?

 When I’m nervous, I can’t eat at all.

7.What side of your bed do you sleep on?

I sleep in the middlesleeping

 

8.What was your first stuffed animal & its name?

The first one I remember was a Stuffed Mice who I called Mister Mice(still have it)

9. What’s drink you always order at Starbucks?

We don’t have Starbucks..sad , but I do love Mint Mocca

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10.What’s the beauty rule you preach, but never actually practice?

Cruelty-free makeup.I would love if every single piece in my makeup collection was cruelty-free, but many cruelty-free brands that I can get locally don’t have products for my skin type or my skin color.So yeah, I try to buy more cruelty-free stuff but it’s hard.

11.Which way do you face in the shower?

Face to the shower head.

12.Do you have any weird body skills?

Not really.

13.What’s your favorite comfort food/food thats bad but you love to eat it anyway?

Chocolate anything.

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14.What’s a phrase or exclamation you always say?

“O, My God!Are you serious?”

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15. Time to sleep- what are you ACTUALLY wearing?

A PJ.I love to sleep in my PJs.

That’s it from me

Till next time 🙂

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