April Favourites: Beauty and Random

Hi everyone! Time for April favourites!! I missed a month cause well, February is so short and my faves didn’t really change. I do have a few new faves I wanted to share hence the post and video.

Beauty

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Chubby Stick in Fudge
I have talked about chubby sticks before. They are one of my favourite Clinique products. If your vision is not amazing, like mine, these sticks are amazing for applying one shadow on your eyelid. Some people use more than one ( I do as well), but mostly I use one chubby stick and am ready to go. This is a very rich brown with a bit of shimmer in it. It does not crease. It is creamy and easy to apply. You can see my swatch here and check it out on my video. You can get your here.
Mascara
I tried a new (new for me, I mean) mascara from L’oreal. It is the Telescope mascara. If you like your eyelashes to look kinda long and separated, you should try this!! It makes your eyelashes look really nice and black. It does not shed. You can get it here.
Makeup mist
I got the Urban Decay all nighter and never used it. I heard tati talk about it and found it and started using it again. I love it. let me be clear though. This mist does not make all my makeup stay on all day, it does make most of it stay though. My blusher and highlighter in fact, do not budge. I usually have difficulty making my makeup last, that is why I am really excited about this product. The mist is not very water-y. I would not say it is fine either. You do not look like you have been in the shower though after you spray this on. It dries down quite quickly. You can get yours here.
Primer
I love my M&S Hydrating Confidence Booster primer. It hydrates. It feels like water. Not sticky and it also plumps up your face :). You can get it here.
Autograph Hydrating Primer
Overnight mask
I bought this product because there was a 2 for 3 offer on at Superdrug. What am I talking about? The Olay overnight hydrating mask. I am in my forties and have dry/ sensitive skin. This mask (which I apply at night when my skin needs pampering) is very hydrating. It gets absorbed quite easily, making your skin feel nice and soft in the morning. There is no scent and it does not feel greasy. A little…blob goes a long way :). You can get your here.

Random

TV show
The Crown. I love it. I started watching it with my bf and we are really into it. I have also learnt quite a lot about British royal family, cause we always end up googling what was shown on the episode!!
Music
I have been listening over and over to the Weekend’s “Call out my name”. I do not like the video clip (I don’t get it). I do love the song though!!!
Backpacks
I got a backpack from TKMaxx because my shoulder was hurting me. I love it. There are lots of pockets, the padding is soft (so it does not hurt, it is much easier to carry around as the wight of whatever you are carrying is balanced. I am actually thinking of getting a summer-y one. Here are my top picks.
Clip detail backpack
It has stormwear technology and is very on trend.  It has magnet fastening and inside zipper pockets. You can check it out here.
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Somerset
I went on Easter holiday to Somerset and loved it. I posted a vlog which you can checkout here. It was really nice. I went to Longleat Safari park, Salisbury (and saw the Magna Carta) and Stonehenge. You can watch my Youtube video for more….
What are your favourites this month? have you tried any of these products?
Talk soon…..
xx
Jo
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Minies that made me buy Full Size products

Hi everyone!!

Today I am going to talk to you about products that made me buy… products. Minies made me do it!!

I mean, I bought the mini size of something OR was given a sample of something and ended up purchasing it. It gets better though….. Biggies (full size products) that made me buy the minies. Yup. That’s today’s post and I’d love to hear your minies/biggies purchases.

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.  Also, it is cruelty free. Then again, I always buy matte foundations. You can check this product out here.

Clinique Aromatics White

I tried this when I was in a store. I loved it and asked for a sample. After I got the sample I bought a bottle and then a second bottle. This is a sexy, sophisticated scent. As I have said previously, if Chanel No5 and Talcum baby powder had a baby, it would smell like this. Notes: pepper, violet, grey amber, roses, patchouli. Y

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Clinique Moisture Surge & Take the Day Off

No, this is not a Clinique sponsored post, but Clinique does give a lot of samples which is one of the reasons I love it. I got Moisture Surge and Take the Day Off balm as samples. I loved both of them and bought full sizes (and then repurchased). If your skin is dehydrated and needs a moisture boost, you need moisture surge in your life. It is amazing. It is cooling and feels like jelly. It gets absorbed fairly quickly and leaves your skin feeling as soft as a baby’s bottom. You can check it out here. If you are really into double, triple or multi cleansing like me, take the day off is something you should try. It is a balm that helps break down your makeup. When you wash it off, your skin feels nice and soft and not at all itchy or stripped.

 

 

Dove bath wash

I have tried lots of Dove minies and that is why I buy them now. They are very creamy and hydrating. They are affordable and leave a nice scent to the skin. Not extremely long lasting but nice enough to make you keep repurchasing (like me!!).

Nivea Soft Refreshingly Soft Moisturising

I suffer from dry and red hands. I have eczema and I am always using hand creams. This is one of the best creams I used as a sample and then bought a full size. It feels very cooling and lightweight. The scent is fresh and clean. It does not sting. You can use it all over your body, but I use it mostly on my hands and it does help me a lot.

N7 Airbrush Primer

I bought this primer after having tried it. You see, N& also gives lots of samples when you purchase products. It feels a bit silicon-y but not too much. It holds your makeup a fair bit but i would not say it is the best primer i have ever bought. To be pretty honest, I am not quite sure primers work for me anyhow.

 

Have you tried any of these products? What minies made you buy the full size version?

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January favourites (yeap…a bit late)

Hi everyone!

I am a bit late with writing this post but I thought I’d write one anyway cause I love these posts!! So, what am I talking about? Well, monthly favourites. Today I will share my January favourites!! I have some beauty, a book and a planner.

Beauty

Elf hydrating under eye primer
I love this product. It is clear and feels very hydrating and cooling. I use it under my eye and also on my eyelid. It makes applying eyeshadow much easier and very smooth. I also think it helps minimise the chances of creasing.
Jo Malone Blush and suede perfume
If you like rose scents that smell a bit powder-y, this is for you! It is long lasting and really fresh. It is a bit pricey though.
Maxfactor Liquid Eyeshadow
I bought two liquid eye shadows from Maxfactor and I am loving them. I use the Elf primer underneath and the liquid eye shadow on top. I like the shade coffee (brown). I have also bought stardust which is a greyish shade.
Body Shop Moringa hand cream
Hand cream Body Shop Moringa hand cream
I wish we had a smell option on da web. This smells amazing. Floral. It is long lasting, nourishing and if you are a teacher who uses your hands to point a lot (:P), you need this in your life!!!
Bionsen Deoderant
If you are looking for a new deodorant and want to try a more ‘healthy’ option, do check this out. It is parabens free, no aluminium etc. It smells fresh and citrus-y. It is long lasting.

Random

Book Girlboss
So, OK, I am last on the girlboss wagon, but this book was a fun and very inspirational book. I loved it. It was a fast read. I definitely recommend it.
Planner Filofax compact
I got a new binder planner and went for a Filofax this time. This is my winter planner. I like that it is small and does not take too much space (compact).
You can check out my video here!! Would love it if you checked it out 🙂

January Favourites

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Hi everyone!!!

It’s time for January Favourites. In today’s post I will talk to you about the things I loved in January. I will talk about beauty, stationery, TV, Ted talks and lots of other neat stuff. I also made a video with my favourites, so do check out my video if you want more details about what I mention in my post (plus I am trying to grow my channel, so it would mean the world to me if you subscribed). OK! Enough with the babbling, let’s begin.

❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ Beauty ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ 

TooFaced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer

I got the Toofaced bronzer in medium/ deep because I ran out of the medium shade which was in my Cocoa Contour Palette (another fave), so instead of buying the whole palette again, the sales assistant suggested I try this bronzer because it is cool toned and lots of people use it to contour (and it is similar to what is in the Cocoa Contour Palette). In the beginning, I was terrified cause it looks really dark in the pan, but I was brave and blended it in and now it is in my favourites!!!

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Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer

Clinique Powder brush

I needed a new powder brush and I am really happy with the Clinique Powder brush I got. It is pony hair and very soft. It does not scratch your face. It picks up just enough powder.

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Clinique Aromatics White

This is probably my most …. ‘sniffed’ perfume!!1 All my friends keep asking me,

what are you wearing Joanna?

and I say the Clinique Aromatics White. It is a strong perfume that smells like the baby of Chanel No5 and Talc baby powder. There are floral notes and amber notes and it smells amazing. It lasts all day. When you first spray it on you, you will be scared but I suggest you walk around the store and then make your decision. I LUV IT!

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Chanel Eye Stylo

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Chanel 197 eye stylo. It is a beautiful green/ brown/ silvery shade. It does not crease or budge. Chanel comes out with different shades every season and they are limited edition.It’s very expensive though. I got mine for 30 euros.

No7 Lipstick

I have received a lot of compliments about my No7 lipstick inn the colour flame. It is what I am wearing in the picture (and how cool is my white winter coat, huh?). Anyway. I love this lippie and No7 lipsticks are great!

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❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ Stationery ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ 

You know me, I love me my stationery, so I love my Cath Kidston letter and envelope note pad. It is two in one. You write your letter and then fold it up and it becomes a letter. It has loads of different pages with different designs!! If you are a stationery junkie, like me, check it out.

❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ Random ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

Suits is back!! It’s probably one of my favourite TV shows and it is back!!! yaya. It is a legal drama, set in New York. I really enjoy watching it.

I also watched an amazing TED talk about a man who cannot see colours and has a device attached to his head in order to help him hear colours. You see for him colours are sounds. So purple is a different sound and white is something else. It is very interesting to watch It lasts 9 minutes and you can check it out here.

For more favourites, check out my video :). I also talk about some empties and whether I will or will not repurchase (Korres, Nivea)

 

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xox

Joanna

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!!!

 

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The Decision Book

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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

November favourites: jewelry, beauty, bits & bobs

Hi everyone!!

Time for November faves!!! I made a video where I talk about everything I loved in detail (it’s like 17 mins long), but I thought I’d write a post and share some thoughts in a blog post as well.

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Beauty

I am really love the Volume Reveal mascara from Bourjois. It makes my lashes long and I am definitely buying a new one!!

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I also liked a new perfume I got from Clinique. It’s the Aromatics white. If you like powder-y scents, you should give this a sniff. It does smell quite strong though. If No5 Chanel & Powder  had a baby, this would be it.

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I haven’t really worn this. I have only tried swatching these shadows, but due to cuteness, this one made it in my faves due to enthusiasm. I am talking about the TooFaced Christmas palette. There are 3 small book/ palettes with lots of beautiful shadows and a small sample size mascara.To see the inside, do check out my video.

 

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Skincare

I am using the Korres wild rose brightening face wash. I have reviewed it for my blog and you can read that post here. You can also check it out here. I also like the Sephora Rose face mask sheets.

skincareMy magical sleeping body lotion is called by a Greek brand called Fresh line. It is a calming and cocooning cream. I love this lotion because is smells like vanilla and cinnamon but it is nice (I usually hate vanilla scents). I am actually giving away a travel size bottle and for more information you can watch this video  (giveaway till Friday 2nd).

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I am also really happy with the Clinique redness solutions face cream and soothing moisturizing cream. I use both and I love them!!

Bits and bobs

I am loving the Zara top I am wearing in the video. I got loads of compliments about it too. It looks expensive and casual chic and it is in stores at the moment.

One from Zara and one from top shop. ❤ ❤  Finally, I am loving the choker trend. I have bought a few affordable ones from Stradivarius. If you have Stradivarius in your tow, you should check it out for chokers.

This is my monthly favourites video. I have just started making videos and am holding two giveaways. One is for planner girls and there is a lot of stationery. The other one is for the magical sleeping lotion. I hope you like this post and my videos.

Follow my blog by clicking on the sidebar. Connect with me on my social media and do subscribe to my channel. It means the world to me. I am actually enjoying talking and making videos. I know I have a lot to learn and the quality of my videos needs improving, but this is fun!!!

xox

Joanna

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October Favourites: Beauty, Jewelry, Tech & Random

Hi everyone,

Time for October favourites, but this time my favourites are in a video on my YouTube channel. I’d love it if you watched them and subscribed to my channel. I know I still have a lot of improving to do regarding filming, lighting, ‘makeuping’ my face (:p) and editing, but this is fun, so give this chick (aka me) a chance.

Hope you like my newbie video.

Oh! I also have a One Minute Video Beauty Vlogs about things I love beautywise. You can check these out by watching this. They are funny. Like weird snap chat style videos. 🙂

Thanks for watching!!!

xox

Joanna