real techniques powder brush

I am sure everyone must had heard of Real Techniques brushes, they are just amazing! They have been designed by one of the Pixiwoo sisters, Samantha Chapman.  The quality of the brushes is really good, all of them are really soft. Real Techniques brushes are all make with synthetic hair which makes them 100% cruelty-free. 

The powder brush is just amazing in size, softness and the amount of product it picks up.  Some of the powder brushes I used before had starched my face, every time I used them, not like actually starch, but they been harsh on the skin. I love having a good sized powder brush, large brushes make my life easier, as you just need two moves. I also like to use this brush to blend out blusher/bronzer/highlighter on my cheeks, works really well when I apply too much of a certain product, then I take a bit of powder and blend it in. The one negative thing is that I am not a big fan of the large black handle at bottom of the brush, as it takes up so much space in my make-up brushes holder, but overall I really love the brushes.

In my opinion good brushes are must have. I am not a owner of any MAC brushes, and to be honest I don't really feel like I need them at the moment. I am more than happy with my Real Techniques brushes, as they are really good quality and definitely worth the money. I can't wait to get my paws on the eye kit, I recently have became a happy owner of the core kit, so far I love it.

current top 5 nail polishes

Love having a pretty colour on my nails, don't we all do? I am not really picky when it's comes to nail polish brands, as I think we have an amazing range of different nail polish brands on the high street in UK. Recently I liked wearing nudes and pastels colours on my nails, but as it's getting colder I tend to reach for darker colours more often.

Models Own has an amazing colour range, Pastel Pink is a pretty light pink. It's not sheer, it's actually well pigmented you need around two coats to have a good coverage. Every girl need a red nail polish in her collection in my opinion, it's such a classic. Topshop Nail Polish in Lacquered is a lovely deep red. You could easily just apply one coat, as the nail polish is really well pigmented. I really like Topshop nail polishes brushes, as they have a great size. Essie Nail Polish in Mademoiselle is the most amazing sheer pink, it's almost clear but it does add a hint of pink to the nails. I normally apply around 3coats to have a nicer colour, it's amazing to use while doing a french manicure. I personally really like sheer nail polishes.  Barry M Hi-Shine in Pomegranate is a gorgeous vibrant pink-red. The Barry M Hi-Shine consistency is thick and it's supposed to create an effect of gel nails. The Pomegranate is really highly pigmented, you just need one coat, so it's great to use when you don't have a lot of time to wait around until one coat will dry. Barry M Hi-Shine in Lychee wasn't my favourite at the beginning, recently I had fallen in love with the gorgeous nude shade, as I feel it's different than the other nude, not sure why. 

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001. I just wanted to do this post forever! The last Sunday Portrait I done was in March, that was so long ago. Slowly getting back into blogging, I need to manage my time in a better way. Currently I am at Uni and I am also working, this is hard, but I am guess I am doing good. On top of that I also had signed up for gym and I am loving it, so I will have to make some time for everything. Need more hours in the day, wish that was possible. Luckily the Christmas Holidays are round the corner. Going back to my point, I would like to set myself a routine and post more often, as I have so many products I would like to let you know about. So many empties posts to be done, now I am feeling like I am using everything up and I can finally buy everything from my wishlist.

002. My life is a bit hectic, but slowly everything starting to work out. I finally bought my first car! I am so proud of my baby. Drives like a dream. Already manged to get my first ticket *sobs*, the money could had been spend on something better than the ticket.

003. Recently had a hair cut and I got into haircare. If you have any product recommendation please feel free to let me know what's good. I also need a good night cream, my skin is really dehydrated at the moment. New foundation is needed as well, damn so may things I need (well I don't, but I want). I am also planning to change my skincare, I want to try out different products, from different brands, as I don't feel like the products I am using at the moment work for my skin. Feel free to let me know about your favourite skincare products.

004. Hopefully you all had a lovely weekend, I would also like to ask you what you planning to do for new years, I don't have any ideas. If you don't mind I would love to find out what you're planning to do.

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I finally bought my first car and now I can treat myself with new make-up and clothes bits, as I am studying and working at the same time, I barely have time to shop. Can't wait for large Christmas shopping. 
revlon colorstay foundation
Forever trying out new foundation, even thought I already have few favourites, I still want to try out more! I think I am a foundationholic, does something like that even exists? Anyways I like medium to full coverage foundation, unless I have good skin day I will use  lighter coverage foundation or bb cream.

I always liked Revlon foundation Photoready is still the one which I like. I admire Estee Lauder Double Wear during winter time and when I heard that ColorStay is similar I just had to try it out. The coverage is really similar, but I feel like Double Wear lasts a bit longer on the face, whereas ColorStay lasts for around 6hours and then it slowly starts to disappear from the face. Its medium to full coverage, the scent is also very pleasant not paint like, but more floral? I really love the colour match as it works with my pale complexion really well. Sometimes when I want lighter and more glowing coverage I mix it with Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation. I would also recommend mixing the foundation with cream when you want lighter coverage. One annoying thing about the foundation is that it doesn't have a pump, well it's not the end of the world, but I just like when a foundation has a pump.

 Normally I tend  to reach for high end foundation more often, but to be honest there are lots of great lower end foundations. Revlon ColorStay is definitely worth a try, there are two formulas, one for Oily/Combination skin and for Dry/Normal. I think that the lightest shade is perfect for pale girls. Have any of you had a chance to try out Revlon ColorStay, what do you think?
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We all have to be a little naughty from time to time, well I am naughty more often, my poor bank account. There are so many things I still want! To be honest I blame other bloggers, whenever I see their monthly favourites, hauls and other post I keep on adding more products to my wishlist.

I recently went on a weekend away to Poland and I bought one of my favourite perfume duty-free, Marc Jacobs Daisy, just love the scent in my opinion it's great to use during the day as it's not that strong. L'Oreal Nude Magique Foundation* this foundation is just amazing! I am still amazed by how the formula changes once you apply it on your face and the small bottle is amazing for traveling. A face mask is always welcomed, the Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask* was on my wishlist for so long, I've read so many positive reviews, so happy that now I have the chance to try it out myself. Antipodes Juliet Skin Brightening Gel Cleanser* I am really excited to try it out, at first I thought it is in a glass bottle and I kept on thinking how difficult it would be to pour out the right amount, but it's actually in a plastic bottle and it's really easy to use. As well as it smells amazing! Urban Decay is one of my favourite brand for eyeshadow, I am also amazed by the Urban Decay Good Karma Crease Brush, it's so soft! Great for blending out eyeshadow in the crease. I already done a review of the Urban Decay Naked Basic Palette, you can read it here. MUA Colour Blast Eyeshadow Tint in  Stay* is a great shade to use as a eyeshadow base, as the colour is really pale, Loud* is not really my cup of tea, but from time to time we all got to experiment with different colours, am I wrong? Ahh MAC lipsticks, I am sucker for them! I love the colours, well I love everything about MAC lipsticks, except the price £14?! Any colours you recommend? Clarins Colour Quench Lip Balm in 03 Candy Pink I finally got my hand on it and I must say that I already love it! I want more shades. 

Planning to do a blog update post, possibly on Friday, as well as a life update post. 
origins zero oil deep pore cleanser

Skincare products are my favourite to try, I just love when my skin is in good condition, but I tend to stick to using to the same products, as my skin doesn't really like lots of different products. I really love Origins products, their face masks are just amazing!

This face wash also contains salicylic acid, which is great for reducing pore size and helping reduce blackheads. I am suffering with really bad blackheads on my nose and I had some hopes that this will help, but I didn't really notice any improvement. Although my pores did became almost unnoticeable, but that may be because my pores are actually really small in size, pretty much almost invisible, but from time to time they do open up, when I use the wrong product. The cleanser helped me to control the breakouts around the chin.   The smell is really fresh, love using it in the morning, I love the minty smell, which doesn't leave my skin feeling tight or dry. The cleanser does foam up really nicely.

I do really like the product, but I had higher hopes towards it. I am sure that Zero Oil Deep Pore Cleanser have lots of fans, but I just didn't really fall in love with it, but bare in mind skincare may vary for everyone, overall I would recommend trying it out, who knows this could be your lifesaver.

october favourites


I can't believe it's almost the end of the year! The months are passing by so fast. This month I kept on using the same products, didn't really test anything new other than foundation. I finally got back into using highlighter, MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Lightscapade is just amazing, I love it on my cheeks bones, the shimmer is really delicate and safe to use during the day. I just couldn't resit and I just had to try out the new L'Oreal Nude Magique Foundation and I must say it's amazing! I seriously don't understand how does the formula change, it's very watery at first, but once you apply it on your face it turns very creamy. I also really like the fact that the colour match my skin tone really well. I went back to using one of my favourite perfumes Marc Jacobs Daisy, I love the smell. To be honest I am really bad at describing scents, not sure how to do that. I also really like Daisy bottle. O.P.I Nail Envy Treatment my nails were in such a terrible state, Nail Envy is my life saver. My nails don't break as much as they did before, as well as they finally started growing! The Bourjois Nail Polish in 26 Blue no Blues is such a pretty colour on the nails. To be honest I never really liked blue toned nail polishes on my nails, but I just love Blue no Blues on my nails. The Bourjois nail polish have a good size brush.