Five Friday Faves

Hi!!

I thought I’d share with you another Five Friday Faves post video. What is Five Friday Faves? Well, I talk about Five random things I have been loving. I talk about makeup, skincare, books, clothes and more.

So, let’s start.

1. Oasis

I love shopping from Oasis and I picked up two things during the sales; a bag and a top.

The bag has leather details, stripes, and a big bow. It has some pockets inside. It is a “chuck in everything bag”. I use mine to go shopping and stuff like that.

I also bought a lilac top. It is very lightweight material. The cute thing about it are the sleeves. They look like they are lace. So pretty.

2. Kefir Quark

I am a mac n’cheese kinda girl cause well it is quite hard to sustain this bod 😜. From time to time though, I slip off the unhealthy bandwagon and try something healthier. I bought my first (and not last) Kefir quark. I got it because I was looking for something good for my stomache (it is ideal if you are on antibiotics). I got the chia and raspberry flavour. It tastes a bit like a sour Greek yoghurt. It is thick and a bit sour. The seeds make it taste a bit yummier. I also add weetabix to mine and it makes a yummy filling brecki.

3. Olay Serum

So, full name is Olay anti-wrinkle 2 in 1 firm and lift booster and serum. It comes with a pump. It is a serum you can use before your moisturiser or under your makeup. It does plumpen up your skin. It is for women 40+. It does not break me out or sting. I usually wear it at night and in the morning my skin feels nice and soft.

4. Summer at Rose Island (by Holly Martin)

Time for some chick lit. Girl meets boy in a British UK seaside resort. There is a lighthouse. It has all that are essential for a big love story. I like it because it is funny and fast paced. A page turner coz it is fun.

5. Clinique Chubby Stick in

I have mentioned my chubby sticks over and over. They are so easy to use. I am partially sighted (I cannot see) , so it is very easy to mess up my eye makeup. These eyeshadow sticks are very easy to control. The pigmentation is quite good. The application is super easy. It spreads evenly and does not really crease (unless you colour your lids in too much and then, yes, after a while, it may crease). I have a couple of shades, but the one I reach for most often is Fuller Fudge.

So, you can now watch my video where I talk about these faves in more detail (maybe even subscribe to my channel?? 😍😍).

Have you tried any of these products? What are your Friday faves? Let me know in the comments below. Don’t forget to “follow” my blog (or Youtube channel), so that you never miss out on my super duper rambles.

Thanks for stopping by.

xx

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Face Oils: my new love

Hi lovelies,

We all like our skin to be nice and soft, don’t we? The older you get though, the harder it is. The T word starts to be part of your vocabulary when you go to Boots (T word aka Texture). Today I will focus on a skincare product I started using and fell in looooooooove with.
Facial Oils

During Christmas I bought the M&S advent calendar. In it there was a small facial oil. It is called.

Balance Me Rose Otto Face Oil, 30ml

I chucked it in my skincare stash and just forgot all about it. A couple of weeks ago I had a look at that stash and saw the facial oil again.

I first asked myself,
Do I need a face oil?
The answer is,
Yes!

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Why?

  • Face oils are very beneficial for you skin.
  • They hydrate and nourish your skin, even if you have oily skin. They actually boost your moisturiser.
  • Oils help you have a healthy glow
  • They help make the application of your foundation smoother. If you have dry patches, your foundation may stick to them. When you apply an oil, those dry patches become softer, making your skin softer and smoother.
  • Oils also act as a barrier against harmful pollutants. An oil is one more layer of protection!

Application

Put it between your palms, warm it up, and then apply all over your face. It is better to use it under your other products. It should be your first layer. You should do this morning and night.

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How does it feel?

It does not feel greasy. It leaves your skin nice and soft. It does not sting. It makes dry patches vanish and it smells nice (light rose scent which is not really noticeable).
I have the mini and I will definitely buy the full size.
If you are interested in other minies that I ended up getting in full size, please read this post. Do you have any facial oil recommendations? If yes, what are they? Please let me know in the comments below.

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Joanna

Balance Me Rose Otto Face Oil, 30ml

One beauty product forever & my favourites

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What would be the one beauty product you could not live without? I mean category. If you had to save one thing, what would it be? What do you neva, eva leave the house without? Is it mascara? Eyeliner? Foundation? Blush? What is it?
Mine is lipstick. I love lipstick, I always wear it and often reapply it throughout the day.

I ❤ lipstick

My favourite lippes of all times

I have two faves. One is a beautiful pink and it is more for autumn  (plum pop) and the coral for the summer (poppy pop). The Pop line feels very nourishing and although it is not marketed as long lasting it is quite long lasting. It comes with a primer (in it).
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This is a liquid lippie that I love and have repurchased once already. It is summer coral. Very comfortable on the lips and very long lasting. It does not go cakey on ya. I ❤ it.
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Kat Von Di Lolita
Yes, worth the hype. Another liquid lippie which is a nude hot pink. It feels comfy on the lips and very long lasting. I do want to get the lip liner though and make it even more long lasting.
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Lip oil
Have you tried any lip oils? If you haven’t and you want to make your lips look juicy, this is what you need in your life. I have the YSL lip oil in…… It is very hydrating. It does look like a lip gloss. Does not last long but does feel nice on the lips and makes your lips…. kissable.
Mac Retro liquid Lippie Back in vogue
This is a long lasting liquid lippie in a nude pink. I love it!
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This is my fave drugstore lippie. Again, hydrating, quite long lasting and a nude pink. Your lips but better as they say. I have repurchased this one as well.
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This is my YouTube video with swatches and a bit more info. I’d ❤ it if you checked it out (and subscribed maybe)

So, lovelies, any lippies you think I should check out? Do you have any favourite formulas? if yes, which ones? I’d love to know in the comments below.

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Joanna

 

Two Gems and a …..: M&S Beauty Haul

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Hi everyone!

I ❤ shopping at M&S and especially the beauty hall. This weekend I did a bit of shopping and I thought I’d write a blog post where I tell you what I got and what I think. Let me start by saying that I am really excited about two things and that the third purchase is a bit of a ..meh…

Of course, something that may not work for me, may be your dream product, so always keep an open mind when reading a review (me thinks….)

So, what did I get?

Autograph Hydrating Confidence Boost Primer (30 ml)

I got this primer because I tried the mini and loved it. It is hydrating and feels like water on the skin. If you are looking for something moisturising and hate sticky primers, you should check this out. I cannot really attest to its longevity because I am not that super duper at makeup applying, but it does feel very comfy on the skin.

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It has cucumber and aloe extracts and it does make the foundation apply smoothly. The finish it gives is more matte than dewy.Then again, I always buy matte foundations. You can check this product out here.

I also got the Stila Shimmer and Glow Liquid Eye shadow in the colour Grace.

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It is a metallic gold (see pic) and it looks lovely. Gorgeous colour!!!!! I have heard so many things about this eye shadow and was so excited when I saw it in the M&S beauty haul (no need to order it from the US anymore!!). You can get your own here.

Finally, I got the Autograph colour shine lip lacquer in Rose.

Me

 

I love the colour, I love the feeling on the lips. It is opaque (but not with one go), it is juicy looking. But…. I hate the applicator. It is not at all user friendly. It is like a stick. I would not call it very long lasting either. I’d say it is more of a lip gloss. It reminds me of the Estee Lauder lip glosses. Will I repurchase? Don’t think so. Will I use it? Yeap! You can check out the range here. It is what I have on my lips in the pics.

If you haven’t been to the M&S beauty hall, you should really check it out. You get free delivery when you spend 50 pounds (UK only). You can check out what they have by clicking here.

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Joanna

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

2016 Random Favourites: gadgets, clothes, jewelry & planners

Hi everyone!!

Time for 2016 Random Favourites. In this post I am going to talk about clothes, bags, planners, gadgets and other random stuff I used a lot during 2016.

Gadgets

I read books and I have a Tiny (yeap, that’s the brand) book light. It produces enough light and is pink. I have had it for ages and haven’t changed the battery yet!!

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JBL Speaker

If you want to listen to music from your phone, you should get a wireless speaker. I got one and have been blasting my videos all year!!! I am really happy with mine! You charge it on your pc.

My Kate Spade Agenda

I use this planner for my social media and blogging. I also love my floral To Do fridge magnet notepad. You can check it out in my video.

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BOOKS

Books

The Rosie Project

If you like books about love, check this one out. This is chick lit but with a twist. The story teller is a guy. He is trying to find a girlfriend and he makes a questionaire which he gives his candidates. I rest my case!!!

 

FRONT

 

The Decision Book

BOOK

If you are interested in productivity, time management, goals etc., you should check this book out. I read it in one night!!!

Zara Cardigan

This is my all seasons , all looks cardigan. I have two colours. It retails for 20 euros. I have washed mine a zillion times and nothing happened to them!! I am really happy with these cardigans, so you should definitely check it out!!

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H&M hoodies

OK, so  you may not be a jogger, but these hoodies are great to wear when you are at home, relaxing. They are super affordable from 20-25 euros.

Clutch

My Coccinelle  clutch bag. ❤ ❤ . It was a present. I loved it!!

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Acrylic makeup organizer

I got a few acrylic makeup organisers for my vanity and it has made such a difference. I love them!!

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YouTubers

Kristina Braly//Elle Florence//Ms Goldgirl

You can check out my detailed video. If you do, don’t forget to subscribe. It would mean the world to me 🙂 ❤ ❤ Plus!!! I got a camera!!! Woohooo. Now I need to learn how to use it. Oh! I got the Nikon 3300

 

Moments and pictures of 2016

Some of my favourite pictures and moments I shared with you on my blog throughout 2016.

 

Thanks for stopping by!! What were your favourites for 2016? Any books, gadgets, planners, you think I should check out? Let me know in the comments below. Go watch my video now xxxxxxxx

Jo

Vlog 3: Xmas gift ideas, prickly pears and lunches (Crete)

Hi everyone!!

Today I published a vlog on my channel. I went for a few lunches in various villages and vlogged. I also bought the TooFaced Christmas Palette set which I show you in my video. There is a whole conversation about a fruit tree and a little Zara bag purchase. If you want to check out my vlog, watch ahead.

 

Thanks for stopping by.

xox

Jo