7 Beauty Things I Suck At

The other day I was creating a makeup by which I used false lashes and I had a huge problem by putting them on nicely. It's also noticeable in photos that I didn't glue them as I should, and that gave me the idea that I could talk about the beauty things I suck at. Some time ago a tag with the same name was very popular, and although lately, I don't read much about it anymore, I think it's never too late to talk about things you're not good at. I mean, no one knows everything and we're not good at everything, right? 

1. Applying false lashes
Appyling false lashes is my nighmare. I can never apply them nicely on my eyes. And even when I manage to apply nicely one on one eye, I usually screw the second one. Because I often wear a thick black winged eye line, mistakes aren't that visible but when I don't you can totally notice that I can't put them on as I should. I really admire people who wear false lashes on a daily basis, I could never do that. It just takes too much time. The biggest problem for me is to them place nicely in inner corner of my eye - they always unglue. 

2. Doing my eyebrows
I have thin, strangely shaped eyebrows because I plucked them for many years. Ever since I became interested in makeup, filling my brows was a total disaster. I know many people hate how I fill my brows but it's the best way I learned till now. And because one of them is higher than other, I never manage to do them the same, one always looks higher and thicker. 

3. Curling my hair
Ever since I was younger I wanted to have curly hair. But my hair is thin and heavy and curls don't last long. Not to mention I really hate using the curling iron. It takes ages for me to curl my hair and when I'm nearly done the curls on the side where I started are already almost straight. I discovered that the best way for me to get wavy hair it's to do a french braid and sleep in it overnight. In the morning I have wavy hair but, of course, it doesn't look the same as if I would use a curling iron. 

4. Using face masks
I really suck at using face masks. There are moments when I use a mask once a week (especially when I'm testing something for my blog), but more often I just skip face masks and sometimes I don't use any for months. 

5. Using body lotions&creams&oils
Since I got pregnant I take care for my skin better and put oil on it every day, but before that, I was so bad at moisturizing the skin all over my body after the shower. Once in a while, I applied a lotion or a cream on, but definitely not every day. I admit, I'm just too lazy to do that.

6. Contouring my nose
I never ever contour my nose. I just don't know how to contour it to make it look nice. I learned how to contour my cheeks but that's it. If I try to contour my nose, it always ends up looking strange.

7. Applying a bold/vibrant lipstick without a brush
When I watch Youtube starts applying dark or vibrant colours on their lips without a brush I just look them with admiration. I have very uneven lips and a brush is a must for me to apply those lipsticks nicely. Otherwise they end up over the edges of my lips.

Which are beauty things you're not the best at? Thank you for reading!

Black and White

FOTD: Blue Eyeliner

In the summer there are three staple makeup looks, I usually like to create and wear: a look with neon eyeshadows, a look with blue/turquoise eyeliner and a look with bright, vibrant lip colour. A few weeks ago, when I bought a special drawer for my makeup, I went through it, threw away what was old and meanwhile rediscovered some amazing pieces in my collection. One of these makeup pieces is NYX eyeliner Extreme Blue. I decided to create a look with it, but of course, I had to play with colours and add a special touch to this look.

I started with light yellow eyeshadow in the crease. I deepened it with darker yellow, which I lightly blended out with neon green. I also decided to add the same neon green in outer V. All over the lid and in the inner corner, I applied a light beige shade. Then I applied blue eyeliner. 
I really liked how blue eyeliner played with warm colours on the upper lid, but I wasn't sure if I should use the same type of colour on lower lid as well, so in the end, I rather went with colder colours. I created a gradient effect from baby blue to darker blue and purple. I prolonged purple line and between it and blue eyeliner applied a bit of shimmery white eyeshadow. On waterline, I used white pencil and in the end, I applied mascara. If I'd apply false lashes as well, this look would probably look even better, but I didn't want it to be too dramatic.
On the rest of my face, I went with soft, nude colours. On my cheeks, I used a peachy shade of a blush and on lips a nude pinkish lipstick. 

Products I used:
- Vichy Teint Ideal 15
- Bell HYPOAllergenic BB cream 01 Vanilla
- Bell HYPOAllergenic concealer 01
- Bourjois Silk Edition 01 Porcelain
- Essence Lights of Orient Oriental Beauty bronzer
- Catrice Mandy-Rine blush

- NYX HD eyeshadow base
- NYX Milk jumbo pencil
- Sleek Curacao palette
- Sleek Acid palette
- Sleek Ultra Mattes V2 palette
- NYX Extreme Blue eyeliner
- Catrice Vanillaty Fair
- Catrice Glam&Doll false lashes mascara

- Essence Cool Nude

What do you think about my makeup? Do you wear blue eyeliner in the summer? Thank you for reading!

Enjoying Last Days

My due date is in two weeks and although I can't wait to meet my baby, I try to enjoy the last days of my pregnancy. Everybody says that my baby bump is so small for a nine-month pregnant lady, but I, on the other hand, feel like a whale. The heat is also annoying big time. There are some things that became so hard for me to do and I already miss them, like doing my nails on my feet or wearing high heels, but on the other hand I try to enjoy in movements of my baby and touching my baby bump because soon my baby won't kick in my belly anymore but in person, hehe. I never thought I'd say this but feeling movements of a baby inside you is one of the best feelings in the world. :)

The other day my BF and I had a little photo shooting and I decided to share few photos with you. I hope you don't mind. The dress I'm wearing is from Lidl and it's similar to the green one I showed you here

 Thank you for reading!

Simple Summer Day to Night Makeup Look

Summer is the time when I try to wear as less makeup as possible, but some would probably say that I still wear too much makeup for a simple summer look. But these are the products (listed below) I just can't be without even in the summer. My go-to look for summer doesn't include any eyeshadow, only simple eyeliner. I know eyeliner can present too much work for some people, but I feel naked without it. 

The other day when I was testing an swatching Bell HYPOAllergenic products, I got the idea that I could share my simple summer makeup look with you. And because I had two shades of jumbo pencil lipstick (nude and vibrant), I decided to do it in "a day to night" makeup look version. :)

I always start my makeup with a foundation. Some people do it in the end, but for me, it became a habit to start with it and then go to the eyes. I have the same routine even when I'm doing crazier eye makeup look. This time, I was using Bell CC cream in a shade 02 Nude. If you want to know more about this product, read my review here. :)

Concealer is a must product for me also in the summer. Currently, I have few red spots on my face because of a pregnancy that I need to cover up. I also use it under my eyes - to brighten up this area or to cover up dark circles under my eyes on the days when I don't sleep well. My currently favourite concealer is Bell Liquid Eye concealer 01 (review here). 

If I would go for a minimal look I'd probably use only a cream blush in the next step and face makeup would be done. But I wouldn't be me if I would use more products than just basic ones. First I like to use powder to set my concealer and CC cream. I currently love Catrice Colour Correcting Mattifying powder, which is unfortunately discontinued (but I think Essence released something similar in the last assortment change). Then I use bronzer to contour my face. I'm currently in love with Essence Lights of Orient Oriental Beauty. My go-to blush for the past two months is Essence Mosaic Blush in the shade Miss Floral Coral, which is a gorgeous coral shade. I like it because coral gives my cheeks such a fresh look. I don't use highlighter every time I put my makeup on, but when I do I reach for Essence Metal Glam Gold Digger, a beautiful golden metallic highlighter. 

My go-to summer look is actually an eyeliner with a flick (I use different eyeliners in different colours), but because the idea of this post is to share how you can change a very simple day makeup into a night makeup, I decided to do a thin line without a flick for the first look. 
I used Bell eyeliner pencil in shade 60. This is a grey matte pencil with high pigmentation. I decided to blend it a bit to get a softer look. After a minute or so it sets and it stays on the place a whole day (it's waterproof, so it really won't smudge). On waterline, I used Essence Big Bright Eyes Highlight It ... Nude pencil and for the mascara, I used my currently favourite Catrice Glam&Doll false lashes mascara

For the lips, I used a nude glossy shade Bell Soft Colour lipstick in shade 06. This is actually a perfect product to wear in the summer during the day because it's moisturising, it gives a bit of colour to the lips and you can apply with no mistake even if you don't have a mirror near you. I often use this lipstick when I want to apply something quickly on my lips, but otherwise intense and matte lip products are still my favourite for the summer.

And this is the final "day" look. 

The second look is more similar to the looks I wear during the day when I do my makeup. I thickened the line on my eyes and made a flick. Because I really don't know how to make a nice, straight line with a pencil, I blended it here as well and went with a softer look. I also added a bit of brown eyeshadow into the crease to deepen it a bit. I used Artdeco Eye Brow Powder 3, which I usually use for my brows. 

I love vibrant colours and Bell Intense Colour pencil lipstick 06 is a perfect summer shade. I wish it would be matte, but its glossy finish doesn't bother me either. It's amazingly pigmented, but you have to be careful by the application because it can quickly end up over the edges of your lips. While this is a great summer shade, it's not the best choice to wear on a hot summer day because of its creamy formula. When it's too hot (or if you sweat - I know I do in this heat), it can melt from your lips and end up all around them on your skin. So I definitely recommend to wear it in the evening or when temperatures are lower. Or if you apply it gently, as a stain and not so intense. 

And this is the final "night" look. 

My favourite look is definitely the second, I'm all about thick eyeliner with a flick. I'm a huge fan of colour for the summer, but this year I'm really not experimenting a lot with makeup. It's not the lack of the inspiration, but I'm mostly just too tired to sit for more than half an hour to do my makeup (I blame the lack of sleep during the night and a bit the heat :P). 

How do you like my day to night makeup look? Thank you for reading!