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001. How do you like the new blog layout? It's simple, but it took me around 4 hours to re-design everything. I'm so much more happier about the blog look now, but I miss the colour, might add something more colourful soon.

002. I'm planning to do "best/favourites of 2012" posts, last year I done "Top 5". I love reading this sort of posts. As well as I'm enjoying the "Christmas presents" posts. Finally found a spot in my bedroom which has better lighting, so it will be a lot easier for me to take more photos of products. I took all the photos for upcoming "best/favourites of 2012".

003. Is it only me or the actual sales had been rubbish this year? I only bought some jewelry pieces. I haven't bought any make-up on offers, as I think I have enough. I will just need new foundation, any recommendation? I need something with medium coverage. I'm also looking for a good lengthening mascara. I love long looking eyelashes, been thinking on investing in the Rapidlash Serum.

004. Can't believe that 2012 is almost over! I had lot's of up and downs in 2012, but hopefully everything will be a lot better from now on. Wish you all the best in 2013. What's are your plans for celebrating New Year?
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The new Naked Basic Palette is on my want list, would love to own it. I'm really into matte colours on my eyes. The MAC brush is on my must have list for such a long time, would be great to apply highlighter. The H&M boots are no longer available online, but you can still find them in store. I had a chance to try them on last night and I must say that they are so comfortable! I also had tried on the real JC Litas the stud version, but I didn't find them as comfortable as the H&M version. The Jacket is perfect! I really love the way it's looks when it's open on the body. It's so expensive, but will last for years. Would love to be a happy owner of everything from this wishlist. 
merry christmas

Hi my Lovelies, I just wanted to wish you Merry Christmas. Hopefully you all are enjoying the time with your family, as well as the gifts.  I would like to thank you for reading and commenting on my blog for the past year. Thank you for all the support. I'm off to watch Home Alone again, my favourite Christmas movie. Wish you all the best. 

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ghd oval dressing brush

 I always had been using brushes on my hair, as I find them less painful and easier to work with. The ghd Oval Dressing Brush is amazing for everyday use, it's great for smoothing hair. The brush looks really heavy, but in the hand is almost weightless. The brush bristles are natural. My hair are thin, but I have a lot of it, so I normally section my hair before starting to brush it. Recently I got into habit of teasing my hair and I found that this brush is amazing for smoothing the tease, when I overdo it.  The Oval Dressing Brush is great for brushing out dry shampoo powder, I had discovered that by accident, when I overused dry shampoo. I was left with white powder all over my hair, this brush helped me get rid of the excess.

This is an expensive brush, but it totally worth every penny. I'm sure the brush will last for years. Doesn't the packing the brush comes in, looks pretty? I'm definitely going to treat myself soon with something I wanted forever from ghd.
The Winterlicious Tag

1. Favourite Winter nail polish?
I don't really have a favourite nail polish this winter, as I tend to wear different colours all the time. Last month I had an obsession with red nail polish, my most worn red was Rimmel Heart on Fire. Now I'm really into glitter nail polishes. On daily basic I always wear the OPI nail envy.

2. Favourite Winter lip products? 
During winter my lips tend to get dry, so Nuxe Lip Balm is my obsession. I do love to wear pinks on my lips, wearing colour on my lips makes me feel so much better about myself. I often wear Topshop Innocent, as it's such a pretty everyday pink. When I want more colour I like to wear MAC Naughty Saute.

3. Most worn Winter clothing? 
Coat. I wear coat all the time just to keep myself warm. I also wear Topshop Boots on daily basic, I love them. I'm even planning to buy another pair, as I like them so much.

4. Most worn Winter accessory? 
Scarfs, I like to be warm when I'm outside. 

5. Favourite Winter Scent?
I love the smell of Christmas tree, this year we decorated real Christmas tree, so whenever I walk pass I can smell it. 

6. Favourite Winter Beverage?
Hot Chocolate, although I do drink it all year round, but during Christmas I have it a lot more often.  

7. All time favourite Christmas/Holiday movie?
HOME ALONE! Since I remember we watch this every Christmas. Whenever I watch it I feel like it's Christmas. On first day of Christmas we watch Home Alone and on the second day we watch Home Alone in New York.

8. Favourite Christmas/Holiday song? 
To be honest I don't have one. 

9. Favourite Christmas/Holiday food?
Everything? I love my Mums dumplings with my favourite filling. Each Christmas Dad makes the best Salmon. Do I need to mention the cakes?

10. What your favourite Christmas decoration this year?
Our Christmas tree, this year we chosen red and gold theme. I also really like the lighting in my bedroom, I decided to decorate my bookshelf with pretty lights.

11. What's on top your Christmas list? 
Happiness. I really do wish that this Christmas everyone will be a lot more happier. From material things I would really like an Macbook.

12. What are your plans for the holiday this year?
Have lots of time to relax and catch up on everything. During the first week of holiday I want to focus on all the work which have to be given in after holiday. 
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001. This weekend was... I have no idea. I done some work for my Art class, but I still don't feel like it's enough. The deadline for most things is this Monday, and I have no idea where I am so far. I'm sure that I will make everything work in the end. One more week to go for two weeks break, can't wait.

002. Had been catching up on Youtube videos, while working.  Finally had a chance to paint my nails, had around 2 weeks break from painting my nails, the OPI nail envy doesn't really count as it's a treatment. I had used lot's of treatments on my face. As I been suffering with really bad breakouts, I hardly ever used to get breakouts before, not sure why it's so bad now. 

003. The bad news, my laptop is officially broken, currently I manged to turn it on, somehow I got windows 97. How? It's running extremely slow, but I can get my documents and photos back! Lucky me. I'm going to get myself new laptop in January, as I can't afford one at the moment. Our washing machine decided to break today too, why does everything have to break just before Christmas? Hope all of you had great weekend.
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I really want a new coat. I should be thinking about something more warmer, but there is nothing that I like. On a hunt for a new bag, this one is just perfect. Expensive but I guess it will last for a long amount of time. Beanie season and I don't have any beanies. This one looks so cool, wonder how would it look on me.
chanel chance body moisture


Most amazing smelling body lotion, I'm really bad at describing scents. The smell last on the skin up to 8 hours. It would last even longer if I would layer it with the perfume. This is an lightweight body lotion, it's absorbs into the skin very fast, doesn't leave "sticky" film on the skin. The formula is very runny, great for Spring and Summer. I normally use it on my upper body, on my legs I aim to use more richer moisturiser. I have pretty normal body skin, only my legs tend to be more drier, not sure how this would work on a person with dry skin.

This is an expensive buy, wish the packaging was more practical for the price you pay. The Body Moisture will last for a long time, as little goes long way. I know that there is also a spray version, I think I would love the spray version a lot more. 
beauty blogger tag

Really feeling like doing a tag, the beauty blogger tag is one of my favourite to read at the moment. It's great way to find out a little more about another person.

Why did you start blogging and how long have you been blogging for?
To be honest I always had a blog, I was around 13 years old when I started my first blog. It was more of an diary, then I moved on to graphic. You can actually have a look at one of my blogs here, it's written in Polish but you can view some of my work. The whole layout had been created by me. Then in 2010 I had discovered "beauty blogging". I always had passion for beauty, but no one to share it with and here I am today. 

Who's blog did you fall in love with first?
I had first discovered Lily's blog and from that point everything had moved onto a different level.

What was the first blogsphere hyped about product you bought and was it worth the hype?
Urban Decay Naked palette? I'm not sure, but that was one of the first make-up product I bought after seeing it on blogs. I must say that I love it, now I have both palettes and I still use them on daily basic.

What are your favourite five things about blogging and being a beauty blogger? 
1. The people I had chance to meet, that's the most amazing part of blogging.  I love meeting new people and it's even better when you have the same passion. 
2. Discovering new products.
3. Taking photos for my posts. I just love doing that.

What have you learnt from being a beauty blogger?  
That being honest is the most important thing.
Have you changed anything since being a beauty blogger? 
Personality wise? Not really. Blogging wise, I had changed a lot. Now I do my research before actually buying a certain products, I'm not really falling for the hyped up products. I stopped "collecting" products, now whenever I use up something, I will buy something new.

What advice would you give to a beauty blogger just starting out?
Just be yourself, everyone will love you for your personality. Don't turn a copy of someone else. I would also recommend to be active, by this I mean work on your relationship with your readers.

Name your top five brands: 
Urban Decay, Tresemme, Origins, Estee Lauder, MAC.

Recommend your top five favourite beauty products: 
Laura Mercier Mineral Powder Foundation, the best foundation for lazy days.  OPI nail envy, that's my life saver. My nails always had been weak, but now the state of my nails is so much better than before. Bioderma best product to remove make-up. Urban Decay Naked Palette, I love using it on daily basic. The colours are great for day and night looks. Origins Super Spot Remover best products to help spots heal faster.

I tag everyone. If you feel like doing this text go ahead, let me know. I would love to read it.
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001. Missed regular blogging so much. This month I'm going to be back on track with everything. I have so many products that are waiting for review. Can't wait to get back to editing photos and actually typing out post. I'm planning to change my blog layout, I have draft plans for it, but I just need some more time to actually create everything. I'm so busy with my Art&Design projects and job, but bank holidays are coming up pretty soon. I'm trying to reply to all the comments I received in the last 2 months. I'm going to do a giveaway very soon, thank you all for staying with me.

002. Last night was amazing! I had bad week and yesterday my mood had improved so much. Woken up with the worst hangover. The best part is when you suddenly remind yourself of things you done. Singing Spice Girls Wannabe in front of all the people.
003 Can't believe it's December already! I love the smell of air during Christmas. Decorating Christmas tree is the best thing ever. I'm planning to have one in my bedroom. I guess my cat will go crazy, she loves to claim up the tree.

004. I took a week break from my life, if that makes any sense. I hardly done anything this week, I just left the house to go to work. My great-gran died on Monday, so I was sad. Then stressed with all the deadlines and everything. Sometimes we all need to escape from everything.

005. I just wanted to let you all know that you can follow me on Instagram or Tumblr.  I'm recently addicted to Tumblr, love collecting inspiration images. 

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The feeling when you actually manage to use up most of your products and you are able to buy more new products. I own way to many make-up products, which I'm slowly using up. I had used up more things, but I accidently forgotten to keep the packaging.

YSL Touche Eclat Illuminating Concealer: This has lasted for so long, I must say it's worth every penny. I just love how lightweight this illuminating concealer is. Whenever I didn't have enough sleep I would use this on top of another stronger coverage concealer.
Clinique Turnaround Overnight Night Cream: This is a very thick night cream. I just didn't feel like it was hydrating enough. Sometimes it left an oily foil on my skin, I hope you understand what I mean. I don't think I would re-purchase this.
Clinique Take the Day Off Eye Make-up Remover: Eye make-up removing process is the most difficult. I tried many Eye make-up removers and I just can't any which will be good enough. I had high expectation for this one too, but it just didn't work. I think it too expensive for what it actually does. I hated the oily feeling that it left on my eyelids. I much more prefer Bioderma.
Sure Maximum Protection Deodorant: I had used up another one, the Sure Deodorant are my favourite. Wish this one did smell like the blue spray deodorant. It's gives me very good protection. If the scent was much more nicer I would love it even more.
Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser: Even thought this breaks me out, I love to use it to remove my eye make-up. It's just perfect to get rid of waterproof mascara. I don't use it all over my face, unless I won't to have really bad break out, I only just use it on the eyes.
Bioderma Sensibio H20: My all time favourite make-up remover. It's works so well with my skin. I'm already half way through another bottle of Bioderma.
L'Oreal Silver Shampoo: I always liked to use silver shampoo on my hair, as I like my "ombre" to be a lot lighter. Like most purple shampoo this one was great in removing the yellow tones of blonde. I would recommend keeping this for around 2-3 min on your hair before actually washing it off. It didn't dry out my hair, that's a really good thing. Will definitely repurchase this.
lee stafford beach babe sea salt spray

The beach/messy waves look will be forever my favourite. Love trying out products which will help me achieve beachy waves. My hair are naturally wavy, but very frizzy. At first I had love and hate relationship with this products, I felt like it made my hair look really bad and sticky, so I stopped using it. Since summer I can't get enough of this product. I just love using it, when I'm to lazy to actually style my hair. Normally I would spray this on dry hair and then I would scrunch my hair. This won't leave you hair feeling sticky, but if you apply to much you will end up with sticky hair. The Sea Salt spray is also a good way to add some texture to your hair. You should also try to avoid using this near your roots, as this will irritate your scalps.

As it's sea salt spray it will make your hair a lot drier, so I wouldn't recommend to use it on daily basic. Overall I do like this products, but I find the scent slightly to sweet for my liking. I know that there are more Sea Salts sprays on the market now, so I will definitely try out different brands one. Can you recommend me any? 
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Personally I love reading post like this, most of the time I disagree with products people don't get on with, I normally love them. So keep that in mind, if something doesn't work for me, it may work for you. Normally I get on with most of the products, but there is always something that just won't work. 

Vo5 Miracle Concentrate Hair Elixir: I love trying out different hair oils/serums, I had tried many before so I can compare them. The Vo5 Miracle Concentrate Hair Elixir just didn't work for me, if you want you can read read full review on it here. My thought on it still haven't change. It does make my hair feel a lot drier when I use it. I know that some people love it, but this just doesn't work well with my hair.
Macadamia Healing Oil Spray: Not sure why but the spray version of the Healing Oil just doesn't work for me, I used to use the normal liquid one and I loved it. The Spray version has very unpleasant scent, which annoys me. Whenever I use it, it's leaves my hair feeling really sticky and oily. I normally apply this day before washing my hair. I do feel like this helps to smooth out my hair, but the spray version just doesn't work for me.
Tresemme Waterless Foaming Shampoo: The worst "dry" shampoo I had ever had a chance to use. I tried to make this work, but it's like mission impossible. The Waterless Foaming Shampoo leaves my hair feeling a lot more greasier and sticky. I think it easier to actually wash your hair with water. Not a great shampoo to use between washes.
TIGI Rockaholic Leave-In Detangler & Defrizzer: I would love this products, but the smell made me hate it! This has the worst smell ever, not sure what I can compare it to. When I just spray it on my hair I feel like re-washing it. It's a nice detangler, but I wouldn't say it's a great defrizzer.

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001. Thank you for staying with me, while I took a break from blogging. I just felt really uninspired. Break was the best choice, I had loaded my energy. So many ideas which I want to work around. Sometimes we all need some time to reload. 

002. Not going to lie, I went through lots of shit recently in my life. Hopefully I will be able to control everything. Want to change something about my life really badly, I think I will soon spin my life around 360 degrees. Then I will be a lot happier. Changes are good for us.

003. Last weekend I went to Poland, it was pretty stressful holiday, but I still had some fun. The airport shopping wasn't as fun as I planned. Just bought perfume and body lotion. The flight was pretty smooth, but the long drive was extremely stressful, driving on the right hand side for the first time. The worst part was speed limit, I found it so difficult to control it and I drove a lot faster. I had great time seeing my baby bubble, I'm her godmother. She is such a beauty. Had fun time with my cousin.
october favourites

Bioderma Sensibio H2O: My favourite product to use after long day. It's so good for removing make-up. I think this is my 5th bottle now. This shows that I love it a lot. You can read full review here.
Models Own Nail Polish in Utopia & Pink Fizz: The best nail polishes combination. I love wearing Utopia on my nails, such a pretty colour. Pink Fizz is a great glitter nail polish to wear on one finger.
The Body Shop Honey Oat 3in1 Scrub Mask: Finally got back into using this, I love this product mostly for the smell. Wish I could eat it. You can read the full review here.
MUA Undressed Palette*: I'm currently obsessed with this palette, I had hit the pan in one of the eyeshadow. The eyeshadows last on the eye for so long, I must say that the quality is a lot better than the Urban Decay Naked palette. You can read the full review here.
Real Techniques Stippling Brush: Love using this brush for my foundation. I didn't really get on with this brush at first, I much more prefer to use this for cream blushers, but now I much more prefer to apply foundation with it. You can read the full review on it here.
Philip Kingsley Elasticizer*: Best hair treatment I ever had chance to use.  I need to finally buy full size, as I'm running out of all the samples I have. You can read the full review here.

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001. This week past so fast! Can't believe that it's time to go back to college, I really don't want to. On Thursday I went out with Alicja, we went to The Day of The Death party. It was such a great place to be, okay to be honest I don't remember much, but I really enjoyed it. I'm really set into going out mood, but I hate the feeling day after, hangover.

002. Just 5 more days to go and I will be away on a weekend without internet, that's makes me so sad. No internet! To be honest I don't want to go anymore, I much more prefer to stay in UK and just go out. Only Airport shopping excites me. Hopefully my cousin will be coming over on Saturday, so I won't be that bored. 

003. Hot Chocolate with Cream and flake is my thing tonight. I just love lazy Sunday afternoons. So many good things are happening in my life.
sorting out my wardrobe

Neglected my wardrobe for too long. Today I just felt like giving my bedroom "spring clean", so I started with my wardrobe and I'm really feeling good about it actually being tidy. Although I got lazy with organising my tops, why do I have so many of them? I got even more, but most are in the washing and I had hang some up. Even my cat decided to relax and take a break. I own so many clothes but I stick to my favourites and wear them all the time. I can tell you a secret I have 2 large boxes full of clothes hidden. From time to time I view everything and then I take I bits I want to wear.
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This dress is so pretty! I love lace dresses, there is something about them that I really like. River Island currently have two version of this dress, midi and mini. Normally Mini doesn't even cover my bum and Midi is normally above my knees. How does that work? The Bobbi Brown Concealer Kit is something I wanted to try for a while, I know it's has mix opinions around bloggers. Ren is a brand that I hear a lot about, but I had never tried anything from them. So many positive things I heard about this mask. My dream foundation, I had a chance to try out sample and I was in love. Really want it. 
montagne jeunesse dragon fruit sauna face mask

Montagne Jeunesse recently had launched new range of face masks, exotic fruits. The Dragon Fruit Sauna is a self-heating masque packed with extracts of Dragon Fruit, rich in vitamins C, B B2 and B3 with anti-ageing and healing properties. It's helps to remove blemishes . This mask sounds so perfect and I must say that it is very good. 

When you open the mask it will be pink, with black seeds from the Dragon Fruit. The smell is so nice, I actually really liked it. Once you apply it on to the skin, you can feel the heat straight away. I think it's great for the colder months. I left it on for around 15 minutes, then I used muslin cloth to remove the face mask, removing the seeds may be a bit tricky. The mask left my skin feeling really soft and the blackheads on my nose were slightly less visible. I think this mask will be my all time favourite during winter. Montagne Jeunesse Exotic Fruit collection is now available in Asda, Boots and here. Montagne Jeunesse products are suitable for vegetarians.
foundation routine

Currently I got back to using my all time favourite foundations. I love using both during the colder months. I had mention before that foundation are my favourite beauty products to try out. Revlon Photoready is one of my favourite foundations. The colour match is amazing, great for my pale skin. It does contain the small glitter particles, but I don't really mind them. In my opinion the coverage is light, but buildable. It's very lightweight on the skin, doesn't leave your skin feeling sticky.

The Estee Lauder Double Wear have medium to full coverage. I'm not the biggest fan of matte finish when it's comes to foundation. Double Wear has matte finish and if you apply too much it will be very cakey. What I like to do is mix both foundations together, then I get the most perfect finish and coverage. I normally use one pump of each and then mix it on the back of my hand. Then I reach for the Real Techniques Stippling Brush, recently I started to love using it to apply foundation. Before I only used it for cream blushers. My second technique to apply both foundation is to dot the Photoready on my forehead, chin and around the nose. Then dot Double Wear on my cheeks and nose. Blend everything together and it still worked for me. I'm still looking for the perfect foundation, there are so many I want to try. What foundation do you like to wear?
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Personally I love reading post like this, most of the time I disagree with products people don't get on with, I normally love them. So keep that in mind, if something doesn't work for me, it may work for you. Normally I get on with most of the products, but there is always something that just won't work. 

Vichy Normaderm Hydrating Cream £12: The product claims to do a lot, but honestly it just got my skin to worst state. I have oily to combination skin and this had started to dry out my skin. After applying it my skin became itchy. I hardly ever get bad reactions to creams. This is also a very bad base under make-up, my foundation started to roll and wasn't even. The thing I only like about this is the smell and packaging.
Bobbi Brown Desert Twilight Eye Palette £48: My most expensive eyeshadow palette, can't belive that I actually bought it. The colours look so lovely, but the pigmentation is so poor. Looks nice in the palette, but once you are trying to get the shadow on your eyes, nothing will come on. I tried many techniques, even using my fingers and nothing changes. The 2 matte colours are pretty well pigmented but rest is very poor. I expect more for such a high price. The worst part is, that at the counter they wouldn't let me swatch it, as it wasn't on the display.
MAC Pro Longwear Foundation £24:  You can read full review on this foundation here. I'm starting to feel like none of MAC foundations are good enough. Yes the colour matches are great, but there is always something that won't work. Lately I can't get this foundation work. So glad I almost used it up.
Gosh Velvet Touch Lipstick in Darling £6.50: What was I thinking when buying this lipstick. I do remember the hype around it. I'm really pale, so I should be aware that nude lipsticks don't work so well with me. I find them so diffiuclt to pull off. This is a nice lipstick, but the colour just don't work for me.
John Frieda Frizz-Ease Overnight Serum £7: I love taking care of my hair. I had tried so many times to get on with this product, but I just couldn't. I don't feel like it does anything to the hair. When I wake up, they are in the same state they were before using the treatment. So not worth the money.