2 Beauty -related Videos (try ons & what’s in my travel makeup bag)

Hi lovelies,

I have two videos to share with you guys. Video one is a vlog beauty trial of a few products and a lot of babbling.

Video number 2 is what’s in my travel makeup bag :). What I took with me for a three day trip to Athens.

Hope you like my videos and subscribe to my channel. Have a lovely day/ night.

xox.

Joanna

My empties: what I repurchased and what I dumped

Hi everyone!!

This is the first time I have written an empties post or made an empties video. So, the way I approach the whole “empties” topic is by mentioning products I used up and whether I liked them enough to repurchase. There is makeup, a makeup brush, skincare and a whole lot of lip balms. If you want more details on the products, I suggest you watch my video. Some of the products might not be mentioned in the post, but are included in the video. So, let’s start!

Makeup brushes

I had the Sephora Professional big fluffy XL rounded Powder Brush. I have had it for maybe more than 3 years and I love it, but it has now started to shed. I went to Sephora to get a new one, but they had ran out, so I ended up getting the Clinique Powder brush. Between the 2 I prefer the Sephora brush, because it holds more powder and it is just the right amount of softness.The Clinique one has a very soft brush but it is not large enough (me thinks).If I do get my hands on the Sephora brush, I am repurchasing.

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TooFaced Cocoa Contour Palette

I love this palette, but I only use it for the contour shade. That shade has now hit pan, so I decided not repurchase the whole palette but to buy the chocolate Soleil matte bronzer in medium/ deep and use that to contour. I don’t think I will repurchase the Cocoa Contour palette anytime soon.

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Lip Balms

I have used up loads of lip balms. My favourite is the Nivea Lip Balm. I also tried the Vicy and Nuxe lip balms which were OK. The Victoria’s Secret lip balm was a product I hated.

Korres Face Wipes

I got the Milk Protein face wipes from Korres and while I really wanted to like them cause they are a Greek brand, I hated them. They did not take my makeup off, they stung and they were super expensive.  I love Korres products but this is a big fat no.

Bobbi Brown Brow mascara

I got the Bobbi Brown brow mascara in brown and I love it. The wand is just the right size, the pigmentation is just enough. My eye brows look better but not unnatural. I seriously hate over drawn brows. This is a repurchase.

Dior Forever and Ever Control Powder

I use this powder to set my foundation. It is finely mild and does not make my face look cakey. Love it and repurchased.

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This is my video of products I used up, what I liked and what I didn’t. I hope you have a minute to watch it.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you like this post. If you enjoyed what you read, do subscribe to my blog. We can also connect on social media. Click on the ones you use and connect with me 🙂  Pinterest / Twitter/ Instagram/Google+. /YouTube  Maybe give my Facebook page a ‘like’ and you will neva, eva miss out on my super posts.

See you in my next post!!!

xxx

Jo

My Colour Crush Setup & Re-giveaway

Hi everyone!!

Today’s post is about my planner and there is also a planner goodies (re)Giveaway.

So here is my Colour crush setup. There are a lot of floral prints, polka dots and pinks.

and here is my YouTube Giveaway

To enter the Giveaway you need to go to my YouTube Channel and comment/ subscribe (There- NOT HERE).

I hope you like this post. If you enjoyed what you read, do subscribe to my blog. We can also connect on social media. Click on the ones you use and connect with me 🙂  Pinterest / Twitter/ Instagram/Google+. /YouTube  Maybe give my Facebook page a ‘like’ and you will neva, eva miss out on my super posts.

See you in my next post!!!

xxx

Jo

Get Ready With me: My makeup faves (flawless skin & bold lip)

Hi everyone!!

Here is my Get ready with me vlog style video 🙂

 

I hope you like this post. If you enjoyed what you read, do subscribe to my blog. We can also connect on social media. Click on the ones you use and connect with me 🙂  Pinterest / Twitter/ Instagram/Google+. /YouTube  Maybe give my Facebook page a ‘like’ and you will neva, eva miss out on my super posts.

See you in my next post!!!

xxx

Jo

 

Walk around my town with me (Crete, Greece)

Hi everyone!!

I am going to show you my town. I live in Chania,  Crete, Greece. The pictures are from the Venetian harbour and the little narrow streets in the harbour area. So, no more words…. just pics. Oh! Most of these pics are  examples of what I share on Instagram (@mypinkrambles), so I hope you like the pics.

Last Sunday

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So, that’s all for now!!I hope you like this post. If you enjoyed what you read, do subscribe to my blog. We can also connect on social media. Click on the ones you use and connect with me 🙂  Pinterest / Twitter/ Instagram/Google+. /YouTube  Maybe give my Facebook page a ‘like’ and you will neva, eva miss out on my super posts.

Talk soon.

J.

Resolutions vs. To Do’s

Lots of people make New Year Resolutions, but I don’t and I will tell you why. I like setting goals and being productive, but I do not feel the need to make a list of goals for 2017 especially at the beginning of the year because I will probably disappoint myself in the end. You see….

Sure

I want to lose weight

Save money

Travel to exotic destinations

Learn new things/ start hobbies/ start a course

Be more social

Be productive and stop wasting time on stuff

But calling them resolutions?

Nope.

And what is a resolution anyway?

It is,

a promise to yourself to do or to not do something

Cambridge Online Dictionary

So a promise. For me a promise is too La La landish. It doesn’t make me get things done. I prefer action. Planning, making lists, writing things down and feeling guilty when I do not end up doing them.Ah yes…. the guilt trip, such an underrated productivity incentive.

Just because it is the first of January, doesn’t mean my life is going to change and I am going to turn into a sports freak or a money saving gal. So, instead, I make a plan and think of ways I will make this happen.  I write down what I want to do, why and how I am going to accomplish it, and then keep writing everything  down in my To Do list

That brings me to my next point. The To Do list.One for 2017, a monthly one, a weekly one, and a daily one.Period.Excessive? Kinda, but you are not a slave to the To Do list. You can switch from one to another. I think everyone should have To Do lists.

2017 To Do list

Write down stuff you want to achieve in 2017 for example, and then check them off the list. When you do something, tick it off the list. The satisfaction of ticking off something that is in the To Do list is amazing. Realising my To Do’s is more important to me than a bunch of resolutions.So, get your note book, start writing down your Big To Do’s and your little ones.

My experience

I write down my weekend To Dos, daily To Do’s, and sometimes Weekly to Dos. If something does not get done in a week, I move it to the next week.I do not stress about my To Do’s though.

What’s the difference between a resolution and a To Do?

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Well, as I said earlier, in my opinion, ummmm, resolutions are too flimsy…. wishy washy…. and there are a lot of “I will” in them. To Do lists on the other hand, are formed by using the imperative ( yup, the teacher geek in me is going all grammar cray cray on ya). I have loads of notebooks and planners and I make lists and tick things off.

My To Do List Notebook Suggestions and How to get Things Done

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bloom daily planners Bound To-Do List Book – Planning System Tear Off To Do Pads – Daily Planner To Do Pad 6″ x 8.25″

My To Do List Journal

Knock Knock All Out of Checklist Note Pad with Magnet, Green (12272)

So, that’s all for now. FYI: this weekend I made no To Do list and did not get much done unless you call watching YouTube videos getting something done. So, going back to my lists as of tomorrow. Have a lovely day/ evening.

Talk soon.

J.

Panthenol Extra Spray Body Lotion Review (Greek Skincare)

Hi everyone!

Today I am going to talk about Greek skin care cause the beauty industry in Greece especially as far as skin care is concerned, is full of gems.We have a lot of brands which specialise in skin care.One of these brands is Medisei. I was given the Panthenol extra Body Lotion Spray and have been using it for about 3 weeks now, so I thought…. time to review it (and yes, you will be able to get your hands on it, cause I will give you links to pharmacies which ship internationally).So, let’s talk about this spray.

According to the website, Panthenol Extra Body Lotion Spray

Is great for flaky and dry skin
Helps to give you radiant smooth skin

It has Panthenol, Aloe Vera and Calcium in it and is Paraben free. But what is Panthenol anyway? It is also known as pantothenic acid and it is a natural ingredient often found in plants and a form of Vitamin B5. Panthenol hydrates and moisturises skin and is often used in skin and hair care.

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What do you think Joanna?

I love the fact that it is a body lotion spray because I often skip the body body lotion skincare stage. I am lazy!! As this is a spray, you just spritz it all over, rub it in your skin, and you are done. It is not greasy or runny, so it does not take ages to blend into your skin. It gets absorbed immediately and that’s what I want! I would say it is a semi- fine mist which is not too water-y. Also, you do not need a ton of product to moisturise your skin.So, value for money.

Does it leave the skin feeling hydrated and smooth?

Hydrated? Yes! You also don’t have to wait for it to get absorbed (as I said earlier). So, you spray it, wait for a few seconds and then you can put on your clothes without worrying about getting your pjs wet (I usually spray this on me after my nighttime shower and before bed). Smooth? Yes? Like a baby? Hmm, probably not, but smoother than before, yes!

What about radiance?

Hmm… cannot say lovelies. Smooth skin? Yes. Radiant? Dunno.

The packaging?

Plastic round bottle (spray) 100 ml, so you can take it with you when travelling. Not heavy.Not flimsy.

Is there a scent?

Yes. It smells clean and it kind of reminds me of CK one. It does not smell girlie nor boyish (neutral scent and not overpowering).

Do you recommend this product?

Yes! I will buy a new one when this runs out.

How can I get this product?

I found a website/ pharmacy that ships internationally (you can find loads of Panthenol Extra and other Greek skin care on this site). The website also says that you get free samples. I have not used this website and do not know how long the process takes. You can check it out though by clicking here.On the website this product retails for about 9 euros. If you don’t want to order online, you can book a holiday to Greece and find the spray in any pharmacy in Greece 🙂

So, if you are in Greece and have tried this spray, let me know what you think.

I hope you like this post. If you enjoyed what you read, do subscribe to my blog. We can also connect on social media. Click on the ones you use and connect with me 🙂  Pinterest / Twitter/ Instagram/Google+. /YouTube  Maybe give my Facebook page a ‘like’ and you will neva, eva miss out on my super posts.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Joanna