Nude suit is a must have in every closet. Such a staple! I have been browsing through Revolve the other day, found this gem and fell in love. The perfect oversized blazer and matching trousers. Just what I like. I had to match it with my Chanel bag. It is actually a makeup bag but it still looks so good, right? Ahhh, my favourite combination as of lately.
Revolve always has some amazing pieces that you can’t find in other places so it has become one of my favourite stores to shop. They also always have the most amaaaazing selection of jeans, so many different brands, from Levi’s to Girlfrnd, Agolde, WeWoreWhat etc. To get to the point, one thing on my wishlist was a nice blue sweatsuit and while I was browsing their store a few weeks ago and I found one in the dreamiest blue colour. The material is so nice, almost feels like vintage and it truly feels super nice on the skin. Definitely get yours if you are on the hunt for the perfect sweatpants and sweatshirt set.
Cream makeup is huuuge at the moment and I am totally here for it. I just love how cream makeup gives such a natural finish which. While browsing for some good options I stumbled upon brand Trinny London and I had to give it a try. Since it it not the most affordable I was wondering… is it worth it?
What have I tried?
BFF De-Stress tinted serum in Jemima
I always start with foundation so let’s start with that one. When I have good skin days I always prefer a tinted serum for a sheerer coverage. The BFF De-Stress tinted serum did not disappoint at all. Colour Jemima is a perfect colour match for me (I am usually 110 in Maybelline Fit me foundation). It has a good staying power and a super nice hydrating feeling, also I did not get shiny through out the day which is one thing I always search in foundations. And regarding the coverage- I find it quite buildable so I don’t mind wearing it even on bad skin days.
Just a touch concealer in Lulu
Lulu is the lightest shade of Just a touch concealer. It is thicker at first but I find that it spreads quite fast and it is not super heavy on the skin. I absolutely love the coverage that it gives me but I even more love the highlighting effect. Since I purposely picked the lightest shade I was kinda expecting it but still. Definitely worth a try if you love that Kim Kardashian under eye highlight.
Flush blush in Katrin
This cream blush is one of my favourites. Shade Katrin is a stunning dusty rose shade which I find super flattering on my skin tone and I love it for the very natural finish. I usually pick it up with my fingers and then spread on my cheeks with Beauty blender and this works perfectly for me. It stays on the cheeks for super long time so I always opt for Flush blush when I know I have a long day ahead of me. By the way, I often use it on my lips too and I love the matte look of it. In love!
Eye2eye in Faith
The easiest cream eyeshadow there is! I picked the neutral shade to achieve the natural makeup look and it worked soooo well. It spreads so easily on the eyes, it is buildable so you don’t have to pack a bunch of pigment on the eyes right away and it is also very blendable so forget about the unblended lines. Eye2eye comes in a lot of shimmer shades and Faith is matte.
Lip2Cheek in Freddie
Best for last. I was searching for that perfect “sun kissed” cheek colour and when I saw Lip2Cheek in Freddie on Trinny London website I knew this could be it. This is a stunning terracotta shade (I am wearing it on cheeks and lips on the photo). It blends into the skin so effortlessly despite it being a deeper shade and you can easily sheer it if you want. It leaves a bit funny feeling on the lips, almost like you don’t have any lipstick on but it still covers full lips in this beautiful colour. And it lasts for a very long time. Honestly, I am so impressed by this, a must have colour this year.
One of my must haves in 2021 is definitely trench coat. But not just any trench coat. The one that you are seeing all over Instagram. The Mango oversized trench coat is the one that I been eyeing since it came in store. Such a perfect sage colour, great oversized fit and just the right length. I have been searching for trench coat in that colour for a while and just haven’t found one in any store, not even vintage store. So I am definitely loving this one. Grab it before it sells out! I got mine in size XL for extra oversized fit.
Estelle & Thild have an amazing range of skincare and some of my favourite products that I use daily. So my next step was trying their makeup. When picking some items from their website I felt like a kid in a candy store. So many beautiful products and beautiful, minimal packaging! The one thing that stands out with that brand for me is definitely the fact that their products are organic, vegan and cruelty free. What more can you ask for? I picked a few items to do my full face and been using it for a while now. How did the Estelle & Thild makeup work out for me? Keep on reading.
One of their latest launches it tinted moisturiser. Lately I have been using more light coverage foundations so I was super pumped to try Estelle & Thild one. I am using shade LIGHT (they also have medium and dark) and I would say it can work for a range of skin shades since it shears out quite a bit. It has the perfect amount of coverage for a nice natural every day look. After 8 hours of wearing it did not smear down, my skin didn’t get oily at all. Since I usually get oily on forehead and chin, this was definitely a plus.
On the photo below you can see a comparison between their new tinted moisturiser, BioMineral foundation (super dark because I picked the wrong shade) and liquid illuminator.
From left to right: Estelle & Thild Tinted moisturizer in LIGHT; BioMineral foundation in 123; Liquid illuminator
Ahhhhh, lipsticks. I have so many lipsticks of different brands but none of them are like Estelle & Thild one. My lips are super chapped all the time and usually lipsticks enhance it. What I love about Estelle & Thild lipsticks are how extremely creamy they are. Like butter! They glide on lips so smoothly, they feel really soft and nourishing. Absolutely perfect feeling. Also they are quite long wearing but of course not as liquid lipstick so you need to reapply more often. One thing that is a disadvantage of such creamy lipsticks is the fact that they can break easily if you roll out too much of it so keep this in mind when using it.
On the photo I am wearing shade DUSTY BEIGE which is stunning brownish nude.
From left to right: DUSTY BEIGE; CASHMERE; ROSEWOOD
I picked their eyeshadow stack to basically use it all over my face. As an eyeshadow, blush, bronzer and highlight. It worked out perfectly except for the bronzer since the brownish shade in the stack is more purple in real life. Anyway I enjoyed the eyeshadows a lot. They are soft, semi pigmented and they blend out like a dream. Only thing I wished is that they would come in a full palette for easier use but that aside the powders are great and I would definitely recommend them if you are looking for multi purpose powders.
When I first opened the Estelle & Thild liquid illuminator in shade light I was shocked at how dark it is. But luckily it shears out to the point where the shade is not visible so much. I used it as a primer and later I topped a bit on on my cheeks as a highlighter. It does not feel heavy on the skin and it gives a subtle glow which is perfect for a natural look.
That’s it! I hope you enjoyed my short review as much as I enjoyed using Estelle & Thild makeup. Don’t miss my review of their skincare HERE.
Ahhh, the endless selection of lip balms. Since forever I have been on a hunt for the perfect one. The one that would transform my lips and make them super soft, without cracks and that they would finally stop being chapped. My lips are literally the driest on all the land, no matter how much water I drink during the day, no matter if I use hydrogel mask on them every evening, nothing actually made a long term difference. I have tried so many lip balms, I stopped counting. One of my latest favourites was Too Faced Hangover Pillow Balm Lip Treatment. It is quite good, amazing consistency but it did not work wonders for my lips.
Since Summer Fridays lip butter balm came out I have been reading raving reviews and how good it really is. Almost every review is shining. So as the lip balm hoarder as I am I had to get it. I bought it about a month ago and I have been using it ever since. But the question is – is it really THAT good? Let’s see…
The packaging is a bit inconvenient. For 19.50 pounds (I bought it on Cult Beauty) there could definitely be a proper packaging. Yes, it looks good on photos and is totally instagramamble. When I first opened it I squeezed it just a bit and a flood of balm came out so I had to get a small empty container to store a bit there. Also the mouth of the tube is metal so if you put it directly on your lips, it can hurt you. I need to put a bit on my finger and then on my lips if I want to use it which is inconvenient when you are on the go. For that price I expected bit more, unfortunately.
It’s the insides that matter.
Apart of the packaging here are a few points about Summer Fridays lip butter balm. The consistency is quite thick and it sticks together. I felt like it will be like this on the lips too but it actually glazes over the lips super nicely and it is not sticky at all. Lips feel soft immediately. It also feels amazing as an overnight lip mask if you put a bit more on. Apart from that I feel it vanishes from the lips quite soon so I need to reapply quite quick.
So, is it really that good?
I am quite torn about the Summer Fridays lip butter balm. If it would be a bi cheaper I would say yes, go for it because it feels great on the lips. But for 19.50 pounds I expected a bit more and after reading all the reviews I was convinced it is a miracle in a tube. Don’t get me wrong, it is a very good balm. But I don’t think I will repurchase.
Every year I am on a mission to find the perfect winter boots that will last for seasons to come. This next shoe brand is one of the hottest brands I have discovered this year. Vamsko is such a breath of fresh air for me! This is one of the reasons I love Instagram, you find so many new brands and people doing amazing things! I always felt that in Slovenia we get offered the same brands on media and in physical stores all the time. So it is good to peek outside this once in a while and get something different.
So what I love about Vamsko is the classic shape of different winter boots and sneakers but at the same time they have a bit of edge to it. Apart from that the quality seems truly good. I have three pairs that I fell in love with- Freja, Maia and SoWhat boot. Maia is the trendiest pair at the moment and it is a must have. SoWhat boots are the most perfect for every day walks with the dog – in my head at least! And then there is Maia boot. I fell in love with it! My absolute favourite of them all and if you want only one then this is what I would reccommend.
One thing I was struggling to find is the info about the shoes being true to size so I am adding my thoughts about that. All boots are actually true to size. I opted for a size larger than usual because I am sometimes in between sizes but it was unnecessary. Since they are winter boots I usually wear thick sock with any boots anyway so it is not a problem for me. Also they don’t look huge as some other boots do.
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