merry christmas
Merry Christmas my lovely readers! I hope all of you are having great Christmas Eve! Don't spend a lot during Boxing Day sales, so sad that blogmas is over today, hope you enjoyed it. Love you lots. x
coconut oil what to use it for?

Coconut is my current love! My hair have been really liking coconut oil. I use it as a mask on my hair, when I am bothered I would apply it all over my hair at night and I would just go to sleep, but sometimes too much coconut scent just puts me off. My scalps just love the oil, they finally feel less dry. Whenever I don't apply it overnight, I would apply it up to  3hours before washing my hair. I tend to mix it with the Philip Kingsley Elasticizer, the full review is over here. Since having my last cut around 3 months ago, I still barely have any noticeable split ends, my hair feel really moisturied. I think it's such a simple ingredients product, but works a lot more better than any expensive hair masks. You can easily remove the oil from the hair, by using a deep cleansing shampoo.

Apparently Coconut oil is amazing for removing make-up. I still haven't tried removing make-up with coconut oil, as I don't really like feeling oily products on my face, they make my skin feel slightly uncomfortable. It's a great natural moisturiser, as the one I am currently using only contains coconut oil. Have you tried using coconut oil?
things I want #49

All about the things which I would like to own. I really do need to buy myself a beanie, saw this COS beanie on Sammi from the BeautyCrush, look so good on her and it's also looks really warm. Burgundy is my favourite colour and I love everything with full length zips. This top with black jeans would be amazing for Christmas Eve. This A-line skirt looks so good, I hope it will cover up my tummy, need to try it on, love the zip again. I been obsessed with theotherstories so many things I would like, the clutch would be great for the festive season. The Bath Salts would be great current baths, I need something relaxing and lavender scent would be just perfect.
sunday portrait #61
001. I love my onesie, but I wouldn't mind owning this one from Urban Outfitters. That unicorn onesie looks so cool, but it's one size and that stops me from buying it, because I am worried that it may not be so loose on me as on the model.

002. Went out last night for a lovely meal with my boyfriend. Been really naughty today and went out again for another meal, my diet is going so well I guess. Polish food is never a bad option, but I been really craving cheesy burgers. If you have any places to recommend please do so and great places for breakfast in London, that would be amazing!

003. I would love to play the Sims 4! I miss building my own house, faking the money etc. Such a great game to forget about everything and relax, I just love to waste some time, just why not? Can't wait for bank holidays, finally some time off from work. What's are your plans for Christmas?
my perfect red for pale skin

I am not sure if blogger software is making my photos appear darker, if you have any uploading website recommendation please let me know.  I never really been a red lips girl, that was just way too much for my comfort zone, but around 6 months ago I really got into wearing red on my lips. Guess it's all about finding the right tone of red, that will be working well with your skin tone and teeth shade, as some red do make your teeth appear more yellow.

The Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick Matte 006 Really Red is such a true red! It is a neutral red which would suit both warm and cool complexions. The lipstick it self is really long lasting, although after around 5hours the dry patches start to show up. The formula is very smooth, but as it is matte it may dry your lips a little or make the skins show up. The MAC Ruby Woo is my favourite red of all time! I feel like it's suits my pale skin so much! Should have bought it earlier, just perfect red for me.  The longest it lasted on my lips it was 6/7hours, again it's another matte and pretty much all matte lipsticks last on the lips really long.  I would recommend taking good care of your lips, exfoliating them beforehand. What's your favourite red lipstick? 
burningblonde goes on spending ban?
Yes, I do need to try the 100 day spending ban! Instead of doing 100 days, I will do 60days. This will start on 1st January. I will not be allowed to buy any beauty products or anything I don't really need. If I would run out of something for e.g facial cleanser, cotton buds/pads then I will re-purchase it. Let's face is, since I got into beauty blogging (altogether 4years) I been trying out so many new products and my drawers became over packed! Would love to use up majority of the products I currently own. I saw Kat tweet today and I thought that I will just join the spending ban with her, hopefully we both will be able to do it!

Hopefully that will help me out in saving money and not just spending on things I don't really need, but I just want to try out (for blog purposes, not good enough excuse). Let me know if you're also starting a spending ban too, so we can support each other.
updated: my ikea malm dressing table

The last updated make-up storage was posted in 2012 and a lot have changed! Been planning to do this post since the beginning of the year, but I never got around actually photographing my dressing table, as I never found a perfect solution how I would like to store my make-up. Currently I am really happy how everything is being sorted. I bought the Ikea drawer dividers, they are so cheap but fit the MALM dressing table so well! Before I used to use Glossy Boxes, then I bought Muji Acrylic separators, but what I currently have is a lot more better! The dressing table also had a glass on top, but sadly I dropped a candle on mine and it broke and you can't buy the glass separately. Inside I keep all the make-up I reach for on rotation,   as well as items I would like to use up. Definitely I own way too much make-up, but that is something I really like so I can't stop myself from buying it. 

I also store some of my make-up, haircare, nail polishes, inside the Malm chest drawers, which you can see on the second photo. I might do series posts about each category of my make-up, if that's something you would like to see. You can view my previous storage here
fotd: over the top look

I been filming my first ever youtube video today, but sadly it didn't come out too great, so I will need to re-record tomorrow morning. I love glittery eyeshadows in winter, the Urban Decay Naked 3 is quickly stealing my heart! I really like it, it's very pinky toned. The Dior Star Foundation is just amazing! So glad I already own full size. 
youtubers i like to watch
Watching my favourite youtubers is the best thing to do in my free time! To be honest I prefer youtube over blogs, would love to finally start filming soon, we'll see how that would work. In this post I would like to share with you some of my favourite youtubers. 

Sammi from the BeautyCrush was the first person who I actually started watching, then I've got into blogging world. I also really like Barbara from the PersianBabe her videos just make me so excited, she is such a babe! Not long ago I've fallen in love with Amelia, her and Essie combo is just amazing, both girls are just so funny. Brogan is one of my favourite too, I had a chance to meet her at the last year, she is such a lovely girl. There are so many vloggers I really like Sabrina (so gorgeous), Gracie(such a real girl and her boyfriend is so hot!),  Anna I love her favourites videos. Kate filming skills are just so amazing, she is Polish but she also records in English. I am a huge lover of Alix blog as well as her vlogs. There are so many youtubers I would like to mention, I don't only watch UK youtubers I also watch Polish ones. As I been observing the whole youtube world, I been getting really fed up with some big youtubers, I feel like they just sold themselves. Not even going to go into the book story. I am really bad at finding new youtubers so please let me know of any channels you like to watch.
my christmas wishlist

I am pretty late on creating my Christmas Wishlist, but it's better late than never. There are few bits that have been in my mind for a while, but I never had a chance to pick them up myself. 

The Naked Basic 2 have been on my wishlist for a while, but I just never get around to buy it. I love the first Basic palette and use it pretty much on a daily basic whenever I go for more natural look, I like the colours in the Urban Decay Naked Basic 2 a lot! Sony headphones are pretty much needed, as I am planning a really cool project soon, and I just don't want to annoy everyone around me. They look really sleek and I think they will do the job well.This Moleskine Minnie calendar looks so pretty, I really want to sort out my life a bit more to do the most each day. Would be great to have a diary so I could have all my notes regarding the blog, gym and food in one place. Will be also handy for daily to do list.I wanted my own Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera Polaroid for a while, but I never got round to actually buy it, just love how cute the pictures look. White one would be just a dream! I have fallen in love with Lady Milion Perfume by Paco Rabanne never really liked the scent in the bottle, but my friend was using it around me and I have fallen for it. Zoeva brushes are also on my wishlist, would love the new Rose Gold set for the eyes.

Other bits that I would like are candles, you just can't never have enough candles! I am not so picky about scent, as long as they are not extremely sweet I will like it.Chocolate also is very welcome. To be honest I wouldn't be mad if I would receive gift cards to shops I like, so I could spend it on something I personally would love! What's sort of gifts you would like?
sunday portrait #60
001. Another lovely weekend have passed, it's been a lazy one, but fun at the same time. Hopefully I will be joining the #bbloggers chat tonight on twitter, as I been really enjoy the chats recently. Great bloggers take part in it. 

002. I love the lighting in my room to take selfies. I am also planning to buy a ring light, as it's so dark pretty much all the time whenever I need to take photos for the blog, as well as I will be needing it for something else, more details coming soon. 

003. That Asos 20% off was so temping and I just couldn't help myself and I bought few things. Another red dress, just in case I won't like the first one, as it still haven't arrived. I also got myself new pair of heels, new shoes always get me excited. Have you picked up anything? 

Just a short post, as not much have been happening this week. I hope all of you had a lovely weekend! 

would you rather tag

I just felt like doing a tag, just wanted a easy and smooth post. I love reading and writing answers for tags. I am so excited that we finally have a Christmas Tree up in our house, this makes me feel so festive! I found this tag on TriedandTested blog.
1. Would you rather lose all of your mascaras, eyeliners, lipsticks, and lip glosses or lose all of your palettes and eye shadows?
I would rather loose all my lip glosses, just because I am not a big fan of lip gloss, I prefer lipstick. That why I wouldn't mind if I will loose them.
2. Would you rather chop all of your hair off or never be able to cut it again?
Never Cut it again I think, but then on the other hand if I will chop all of my hair then they would grow back wouldn't they? 
3. Would you rather have a coral cheek or a pink cheek?
I am a coral cheek person, pink just doesn't work to well with my complexion. 
4. If you had $1000 to spend, would you rather buy clothes or makeup? 
I think I would go for clothes this time, as I already own lots of make-up and I don't really need more. Would like a new pair of jeans, maybe some dresses?
5. Would you rather apply lipstick as eyeliner, or eyeliner as lipstick?
Lipstick as a eyeliner, then I could play around with the colours, as I don't feel like black lips would look flattering on me. 
6. Would you rather only shop at MAC or Sephora?
Sephora if we only had it in UK! They pretty much have great brands for skincare and make-up. 
7. Would you rather only use one eyeshadow colour or one lip colour for the rest of your life?
Eyeshadow, if I would have a nice brightening eyeshadow I would be really happy using it for the rest of my life.
8. Would you rather wear winter clothes in summer or summer clothes in winter?
Wear summer clothes in winter, ughh I am so unsure, but then on the other hand I could layer them and still feel warm.
9. Would you rather have dark nails or bright nails all year round?
Dark nails! I love dark nails. 
10. Would you rather give up your favourite lip colour or favourite eye product?
Favourite lip colour, I don't really need to wear anything on my lips.
11. Would you rather only be able to wear your hair in a ponytail or messy bun?
Messy bun, as you can make it a great night and day look. 
12. Would you rather never be able to paint your nails again or never use lipgloss?
Never use lipgloss as I mention in the first question I am not really a lipgloss person.
13. Would you rather shave your eyebrows and have none at all or sharpie them in everyday?
Sharpie them in everyday, or just cut a fringe so it will cover up no eyebrows, pretty much both options are not so great. 
14. Would you rather live without makeup or nail polish?
Live without nail polish, sometimes I am so lazy with painting my nails, so I just don't do it at all.
soap and glory gift set do you need it?

I seen few blog post on the Soap and Glory Christmas Gift set and I was like right I need to have it. I was actually thinking of picking up Orangeasm Shower Gel and re-stock on Sugar Crush scrub as I absolutely love both products. In my opinion the set is really worth it, but if your bathroom is filled with many products and you don't need more I would recommend passing the offer. It will be on next year again so you will have time to use up the amazing products you already own. Last year I also bought the Soap and Glory set but I manged to use everything up. I am really excited to try out the Shower Butter! Just to let you know I use all the bath/shower products with my mum, so they aren't only for me. The offer will be on until Stock will last.
bumble and bumble surf spray

Bumble and bumble is such a great brand when it's comes to hair products. I feel like they have great styling products, not really into their shampoos any more, I just feel like all work in the same way, but just have different names, will need to take a look at the ingredients list.

The Surf Spray have been on my wishlist since it came out, I got my hands on it during hotter month, purely because I was really lazy with styling my hair. My natural hair are wavy/curly depends on what type of shampoo I use and what products I will apply on my wet hair. Personally I love salty sprays, they just add more curl and texture  to my hair, as well as most smells so good! The bumble and bumble surf spray can be applied to wet or dry hair, personally I like to apply it on wet hair, then if I would like it to be more effective I also spray it on dry hair. I also like to use it on my hair before making a pony tail, just to make it more messy and effortless. The surf spray won't make your hair extremely curly, but it will help you to add more texture to your hair. Whenever I have straight hair and I don't like how flat they look, I will spray my hair with this, by doing this I will achieve more texture. Overall I do like to use Surf Spray, it doesn't dry out my hair or make them feel sticky. I wish the smell was slightly better, other than that I am really liking it.
barry m gelly hi-shine in pomegranate

Barry M Gelly nail polishes are my favourite to be honest, I like how long lasting they are comparing to other nail polishes, as well as they are not too expensive. The colour range of Barry M nail polishes is also amazing. Just because I am lazy with panting my nails lately, but I wanted some colour, I went for the Pomegranate as all you need is one coat. On the photo I am wearing just one coat and the coverage is amazing! On the nails and in the bottle it looks slightly like raspberry red, the colour is very pretty. I am not a very neat person when it comes to painting nails, I really dislike when the nail polish takes forever to dry, luckily this nail polish dries really fast.
things i've used up #11


So many empties, I am not sure if it's only me, but I get really excited when I mange to use something up, because that means I am able to buy something new to try out. Love reading empties posts, I like it when they are easy to read. 

I bought the Original Source Shower Gel just because it was on offer for £1, not a big fan of OS, the shower gels barely leather up, they are extremely runny. They do smell really nice, but I just don't get along with them. I finally manged to used up the Dior Lipgloss, I hardly ever go through a lip product, I really liked the lipgloss, it wasn't as sticky as the MAC lipglosses for example. The colour was pretty much sheer, just gave a nice gloss to the lips. Liz Earl Hot Cloth Cleanser this is my love hate product. I love how well it removes make-up, but it sadly breaks me out! I love how gentle it is, great at removing eye make-up. I bought the Garnier Pure Active Cleansing Gel just purely to use under the shower. Smells so good, but sadly it does dry out the skin, was also great at removing make-up on lazy days. L'Oreal True Match Foundation last night I done a post on it, so I send you here. I already have another bottle of True Match. Dove Deodorant I just really like the scent of Dove Original, I normally used it on top of a roll on deodorant, to have an extra protection. The Ren Youth Vitality Day Cream is just amazing, got on so well with my skin, as soon as I will be out of my current moisturiser I will be returning to this one. It haven't cause any break outs, absorb to the skin really fast, as well as it was a great make up base. Garnier Micellar Water is really good, but I've got back to using Bioderma. Will definitely go back to the Garnier, when I will be out of Bioderma. I mostly like the fact that we have easy access to Garnier Micellar Water. As you may or may not know TRESemme Dry Shampoo is just my favourite, I don''t like Batiste dry shampoos. You can read a full post on it here. Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream worked so well with my under eye, will definitely go back to it in the future. YSL Youth Liberator Foundation to be honest I started to hate this foundation, really didn't like how it looked on my face. Didn't last so long on my face,  at first I really liked it, but when I was half way through the bottle I just stopped getting along with it. Soap and Glory Orangeasm Body Wash great for summer months, smells so good! I love the large size and the pump, so easy to use under the shower. What have you manged to use up lately?
favourite foundation mix

As some readers of my blog may already know I love trying out new foundations. I like to mix different formulas together, until I will find a perfect coverage and finish. I am a big fan of medium coverage foundation and dewy finish. 

The Vichy Dermablend is a high coverage foundation, it's also very matte. Also it's dries really quick, so you need to work quite fast with it. I would compare it to heavier version of Estee Lauder Double Wear, but for cheaper price. I do really like it, but not on it's own, as it's just too matte on the skin, I been experimenting and mixing it with other foundations. My favourite combination is L'Oreal True Match mixed with the Vichy Dermablend, the True Match is a lot more lighter and watery in the formula. I used to really like it on it's own, but currently my skin have been playing around and I just wanted much more higher coverage. What I love the most about the mixture is that it's last on my face pretty much for the entire day. The colour match is also great for my pale skintone. Have any of you have experimented with mixing foundations? What's your favourite mix?
sunday portrait 59

001. This week I've been all over the place, trying to be as productive as I possibly could, but oh well bed happened as always. To be honest I am really proud of myself as I been really productive on the blog, this excites me so much! If you have any posts you would like to see please let me know.
002. I started browsing for the perfect New Years dress, and I got my eye on a lovely one. I think I might go for a red one this year, instead of for a black one. Not sure, if you have any website recommendation to look for a dress you will make my day.
003. I have something exciting coming up at the end of this month, can't wait to share it with you. I am thinking of going back to doing the Sunday Portrait, not sure if I will manged every week, but I will try my best.
004. I had such a amazing weekend! Was a lazy one, but I enjoyed it so much, want more weekend like this. After the #bbloggers chat, I am planning to head over to the bathroom, to have a nice warm bath.
005. Few lovely blogs I've started following recently, Beth, Leanne, Adrienne, Annabel.Feel free to check them out. Hope you all had a lovely weekend. x
the me time tag

While browsing through blogs I came across the Me Time tag on Fee's blog. I personally really like tags, there is something fun about answering random questions, and you can also learn more about someones personality.
1. What do you like to watch or read during me-time?
I really enjoy watching youtube videos from my favourite youtubers such as Anna, Sam, Lily and many others. Currently I am loving vlogmas, so I am trying to keep up to date with most vloggers who are doing vlogmas.  I also really enjoy watching Vampire Diaries, I really want to catch up on Made In Chelsea, as I stopped watching it after Season 2. Currently I am reading the 3rd book from the series 50 Shades of Grey.
2. What do you wear during me-time?
I normally wear pj around the house, but mostly on daily basic I just wear Topshop Joni Jeans inside the house, with a warm jumper.  I find joni jeans really comfortable, they are pretty much like leggings to me.
 3. What are your favourite me-time beauty products?
I like having bare face during my me-time, I often just apply the Origins Intense Moisture mask, to keep my skin hydrated. Whenever I have a bath during me-time I like to add a little bit of coconut oil inside the bath. 
4. Current favourite nail polish?
I been talking about the Essie Bordeaux all the time and yes it's my favourite nail polish for now.
 5. What do you eat or drink during me-time?
I like to eat naughty things during me-time, anything with lots of cheese will do. I am currently craving spaghetti so badly, overloaded with cheese. Whenever I am craving something sweet, I will just make myself a sweet cup of tea or coffee.
6. Current favourite candle?
Never really been fan of spending money on candles, I am happy with the standard Ikea Vanilla Candle. Recently I've fallen in love with the Teakwood and Tobacco soy candle by P.F, smells so good! 
 7. Do you ever have outdoor me-time?
Alone shopping counts to my outdoor me-time? I just feel so much better whenever I go shopping alone. Also gym is my outdoor me-time, I can fully focus on myself when I am in the gym. 
8. Would you ever go and watch a film alone?
I never thought of that before, but I been thinking a lot about going to the restaurant alone. I think going to the movie alone is a lot more easier, as you can fully focus on the movie and yes I would go alone. 
9. Favourite online shop?
I been spending lots of time on CultBeauty and FeelUnique, browsing through products I don't need, but I would like to own.  FeelUnique is very temping with their promotions every weekend. I also been enjoying Asos, you can find everything you need on Asos. Loving adding items to my wishlist.
10. Anything to add? What else do you do during me-time?
As it's colder I just like to wrap myself in a blanket and browse through blogs, have a good cup of coffee and enjoy my free time. I also tend to play with my cat, well annoy her. I also really like organsing my make-up on the weekend, to switch things up, so I won't neglect anything. If you would like to do this tag, feel free to do so. Have a lovely Saturday!
eye of horus scarab sapphire goddess eye pencil

I love my Kate Spade cover so much, but I am not going to talk about it in this post. A while back I decided to change back my eye make-up routine a bit and experiment more. The eye of horus goddess pencil in dark blue is a great option, when you want to switch from your black eye pencil, as the name says it's a dark blue, but once you smudge it out it becomes a nice lighter blue. I like wearing it along my top lash line and then I just smudge it out. The eye pencil comes with a little sponge at the end, so I use it for blending/smudging out. You must give it some time so it will fully set and the texture will dry, then it will stay in place and won't smudge.You can also wear it inside you waterline, or along the lower lash line. Have any of you had a chance to try it out?
nars virtual domination cheek palette

I've been blown by the new Nars Winter 2014 collection. The Virtual Domination Cheek Palette looks so fab, I belive most of us have been bombarded by a fair amount of post about the palette and that have made me want it even more. It looks so sleek, the packaging looks really well made. 

The palette contains three blushers, one highlight and very popular bronzer Laguna, all this for £45. Well it's still pricey, but if you think about buying everything separately it would cost you a lot more.  The pinky/peach Final Cut is a limited edition blush, look so pretty on the cheek. I wanted Nars Deep Throat for so long and I am so happy that it have been included in the palette. Sex Fantasy Blush isn't really a blush I would reach for on daily basic, as I am not the biggest fan on lilac pinky blushes, they just don't complement my skin tone. I am also really happy about the fact that Laguna Bronzer have been included as I am pretty much out of mine and this is my favourite bronzer of all time. The blushers are well pigmented, so you need to be light handed with them. The highlighter looks really nice on the cheekbones, but it's slightly too glittery. Overall I do think that Nars is doing pretty well with their Limited Edition palettes, all look really sleek and the products are always amazing quality.

The palette is exclusive to SpaceNk, you can still pick it up. I think it would be a great Christmas present for either yourself or a special friend. I am already excited for next year Nars Christmas Collection.

my little splurge haul

I've been a little bit naughty lately, it's all cult beauty and boots triple points fault! I blame them for this splurge. Cult Beauty recently had an offer that if you spend over £100 you will receive a goodie bag, filled with lots of amazing products.

The goodie bag product have been really temping and I also have a wishlist filled with products I would like to try out. So few products from wishlist have fallen into my bag and I finally own them, this makes me so excited. Can't wait until I will test them fully, so I will be able to do a full review. The Escentric Molecule 01 is a very cult product around bloggers, and I was really curious about the scent, I have tried it out today and so far I really like it on my skin. I just wonder how does it smell to other people. I personally love Anastasia Brow products, the DipBrow is another great product! I am wearing it on my brows today, looks great I really like the colour on my brows. The Beauty Blender Sponge have been on my wishlist for so long, I want to compare it with the Real Techniques sponge, I am just curious if it actually a lot more better than the RT version. Beauty Blender Solid Cleanser have been always out of stock, but I finally manged to buy it, I feel like it will be a lot more easier to wash my brushes with the solid soap. Sachajuan Ocean Mist is a product which Kate talks about all the time, smells so good, I wonder how my hair will get on with it! Can't wait to give it a go.

Boots had a Triple Points event last weekend, so I manged to get as many points as possible and I have spend them on the Chanel Chance perfume, so happy that I finally have my own bottle, as I gave a bottle to my mum as a gift and whenever she wears it, I can't stop sniffing it. Smells so good! While browsing around Boots I saw the new Dior Star Founation and I asked for a sample at first, I really liked how it felt and looked on my skin, I am now a happy owner of the Star Foundation, will do a full review on it soon. The Seche Vite is an amazing top coat! None of my previous nail polishes have lasted more than 4days, with this top coat they do! I am amazed by it. Did you buy anything recently?
cleaning make up brushes

I really like using make-up brushes, but washing them is such a pain in the ass for me, but using dirty brushes isn't great for your skin. That why we need to make sure to keep them clean and dust free, so our skin won't suffer from any break outs. 

I wash my brushes using warm water, I aim to wash my brushes every two weeks. Some of my eyeshadow blending brushes need to be washed more often, just because I like to switch my eyeshadows quite often. Dr. Bronner Magic Organic Liquid Soap in Peppermint is one of my favourite product to use to wash make-up brushes, removes the product from the brush really fast, as well as it's removes oiliness effectively. When I want to use something more delicate I go for the Johnson's baby shampoo, it's so gentle and smells lovely! When I had a No7 Boots voucher, I've picked up the No7 Make Up Brush Cleanser, I really like it because it has a pump and it's very effective, as well as whenever I use it my brush tend to dry a lot more faster. You must take care of them when they are drying, so the water won't get inside the handle, that will make your brushes last a lot more longer. Which cleanser do you like to use for brushes?