Thursday, 3 October 2013

Review: Oriflame Lip Impact Crayon

Hello there! 

Today I received my Oriflame delivery, so I thought I would show ye one of the things I got. I've been looking at lip crayons for quite a while now and when I saw it in the catalogue, I didn't even hesitate. The first thing I noticed when I unwrapped it was the sweet, wild-strawberry-like smell. Ok it's needless to say that I fell in love with it already..

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Tip of the week #5

It has long been know that drinking water first thing in the morning purifies the body's internal system. Water has many many benefits and it's so important to drink a lot of water during the day to stay hydrated.

According to doctor Batmanhelidj, humans seem to lose

Thursday, 26 September 2013

How to get/maintain your teeth white

Hello there!

 I know that I haven't written a post in a long time an I'm sorry, but that's because I have been really busy with college and stuff. I found it hard to sit down and wrte a post, but I will have 4 days off college every week so there will be no excuse, I will post at least once a week :)

Today I will talk about a few ways to get/maintain your teeth whitened.

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Tip Of The Week #4

This tip of the week is one of the hair masks that for damaged hair are very good and contain only natural ingredients. It makes the hair smooth and shiny. 

What is your favourite hair mask / treatment ?? 

Emka x x x 

Monday, 16 September 2013

Back to school/college makeup essentials

Summer is officially over!! Some of us are going back to school / college. For me - it's second (and last) year in college. I'm starting tomorrow and absolutely can't wait to

Friday, 13 September 2013

Tip of the Week #3

Hey there internet friends! 

This week's tip of the week is for those with dry skin. I have very dry skin sometimes and have to moisturize it a lot. I usually use moisturizing creams but this is one of the methods I use when I have time: 

I hope this helps. Now off to do some clothes shopping :) Have a nice day! 


Wednesday, 11 September 2013

DIY glitter candle holders

Hey today I will show you how to transform your boring candle holders into beautiful and easy to make ones. This took me less than 10 minutes for each. 

What you will need is:

- glue
- glitter
- paintbrush 
- candle holders, jars, etc.. 

How to do it:
1. Make sure the holder or jar is clean.
2. Put glue on it using a paintbrush.
3. Sprinkle glitter on the glued area and get the excess of by shaking it.
4. Leave it to dry completely
5. Spray it with hairspray or any other spray to keep the glitter in place.

I hope you liked it, enjoy making it!! :)


Monday, 9 September 2013

Russian Honey Cake

 About a week ago I found out that my boyfriend's favourite cake is honey cake, so I decided to be very nice and try to make it for him. I have never done it or eaten it before, so it was quite a challenge. I really like baking though, so I thought it won't be that bad. I was looking for some recipes online and found a good one here. It didn't take that long to make it, but the recipe says you should let the cake sit 6 to 8 hours before serving. Well, my dad was really impatient and took the first slice after less than 4 hours. The cake itself is really sweet as it contains sugar, honey and condensed milk.

Have a nice day,


Friday, 6 September 2013

REVIEW: Master Curl Mascara Oriflame

As I said my Oriflame order was delivered a few days ago, so I'm already trying out the new products. Today, I'm going to review Master Curl Mascara. Straight away I can say it is not my favourite. My first experience with it wasn't the best, so I think I will stick with my old mascaras. I'm a bit disappointed :(

What the company claims:
- the mascara creates up to 43^ lash curl
- long- lasting curl effect
- super-arched brush curls and stretches every lash

This is what it looks like on the eyes:

Size: 8 ml
Price: 12.45 ( Exclusive launch offer: 8.25)

- not too pricey
- easy to wipe off

- I don't agree that this mascara stretches every lash. As you can see on the picture above, with the second coat, the lashes were clumping.
- it doesn't really curl the lashes
- it leaves a lot of product on the brush

Would I buy again? No

Have any of you tried this mascara? What was your opinion? 


Thursday, 5 September 2013

Tip of the week #2

Try this, it really works! 

DIY glitter shoes

 I love these shoes soo much, but at this stage there are scratches all over them, so I've decided to give them a little makeover. If you have any shoes that need a little something extra, here's what you will need:

- shoes
- glue
- glitter
- brush
- hairspray 

1. Apply glue on the shoes section by section using the brush. Don't make the sections too big cause the glue will dry out before you sprinkle it with glitter.

2. Sprinkle the glitter on the glued shoe

3. Spray the shoes with hairspray (or any other spray that will keep the glitter in place)


Hope you liked this, have a nice day!!


Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Luscious Lipsticks

Yesterday I picked up 2 beautiful lipsticks in Boots. Another one from Miss Sporty Perfect Colour and Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss. It's safe to say I fell in love with them already!!!

1.Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss.

It is the 1st lipstick collection by Kate Moss. The high intensity colour stays for up to 8 hours. 

Weight: 4 g
Price: 6.99

I will most definitely buy this lipstick again!

2. Miss Sporty Perfect Colour

This lipstick is available in 20 different shades. I already have the 038 I love shade. They are  long lasting ( up to 6 hours) and smell gorgeous ( watermelon to me :P ) It doesn't make the lips dry - makes them feel soft and moisturized. 

Weight: 4.2 g
Price: 3.69

Did you try any of these lipsticks? Let me know down below :) Have a nice day!

P.S. My Oriflame order just got delivered, so I'm suuuper excited!!


Monday, 2 September 2013

Homemade Body Wrapping

What is body wrapping? 
It's a type of beauty treatment involving the application of skin detoxifying ingredients to the body, which is
then wrapped in a foil. It was mostly used in spas, but nowadays it is much cheaper to do it at home.

Benefits of body wrapping
Quick weight and cellulite loss
Great for people who are looking to lose a few inches for a special occasion like wedding or a night out. After the wrap up, your skin will appear

Sunday, 1 September 2013

DIY: heart cut-out shirt

Good afternoon :) Today I've prepared a DIY tutorial - the effects of Friday afternoon's boredom. 

This was very easy and didn't take a lot of time ( approx 40 mins). Unfortunately my glue isn't the best, and some parts started to detach.. I really need to buy a proper fabric glue pronto!

So that is it for today, let me know if you liked this DIY tutorial :)

Friday, 30 August 2013

August Favourites

Hey there people! Today I want to share with you the with the things I liked the most and used the most in August. 

1. Noa Eau de toillete 
It was my birthday on the 16th of August and my lovely friend got me this lovely perfume which I didn't have for a long long time. I love the way that this smell brought back so many memories, like how is it even possible? Ha!  Noa is classified as a luxurious, gentle, floral fragrance, with a blend of fruit and spices. It's definitely one of my favourite fragrances.

2.  MISS SPORTY perfect colour lipstick 038 I love
This is my favourite lipstick of all times. I love love love the colour. It really is perfect. It's so vibrant and eye catching. It stays on for a long time and I love to wear it on a night out. It's really cheap too, around 4 .        I have to look out for different shades of this perfect colour lipstick. 

3. CATRICE Prime and fine translucent loose powder
My friend Aggy introduced me to this beauty. This is crucial when you're planning on going out as it keeps the makeup in place and gets rid of unwanted shine without drying out the skin. Because it's translucent, it adapts to every skin tone and ensures a smooth, matt and radiant complexion when applied over makeup. It's affordable and does the job right!

4. Rimmel BB cream 9in1
I got this BB cream while I was in Poland. I wanted to try it as everybody was talking about it. So while I was in my friends' house I showed it to my friend who is obsessed with makeup and I was veeery disappointed when she told me that the real BB creams are only produced in Asia and cost around 25 which is expensive comparing to the one I bought in Poland for about €5. Nonetheless I really like this BB cream. At first I couldn't get used to the consistency, which is a bit thicker than my foundation. I usually wear it under my foundation, but when it was really sunny here in Ireland, I was wearing only the BB cream. I will definitely buy it again.

5. TRESemme shampoo for dry, frizz prone hair
My sister bought this shampoo on sale for about €3. I used it once, because mine was finished and since that time I've been stealing it from her (sorry sis :P ) It's a 900ml bottle anyway.. TRESemme is a really good brand for hair products. I have a hairspray as well and it's brilliant. So anyway I love this shampoo, because it leaves my hair sooo smooth. 

So that is it for my August Favourites. What are your favourites? Let me know in the comments :)


Thursday, 29 August 2013

Tip of the week #1 + jogging challenge

Summer is almost over.. :( What better way to end it than sweat your ass off for the last few days. So my friends and I have started a challenge. From 28th of August until 20th of September we have to run 17 times for at least 30 mins.We will be recording our time and we will be putting it in a table. The winner will be announced on the 20th of September. If you want to, you can join us, if you don't then... just wish us luck! 


Tuesday, 27 August 2013

REVIEW: Oriflame triple core 3D lipstick

Hey guys. So I am a biiiiig lipstick/ chopstick/ lip gloss addict. I probably have about 30 of them in total. I like vibrant colours and I need lipsticks to moisturise my lips as I tend to freak out when I feel like my lips are going dry. Some time ago I bought  this triple core 3D lipstick from Oriflame. It really caught my eye when I saw it in the catalogue. I thought the 3D effect looked really cool so I picked it up.

What the company claims: 
The world’s first triple core lipstick fusing caring balm, passionate colour and dramatic gloss into one. The result is lips that are softer, more beautiful and more impactful than ever before. With avocado, jojoba oil, chamomile and vitamin E. 

Basically the lipstick aims to create an optical illusion of fuller lips due to contour, volume and the vibrant colours.

The lipstick contains 3 different shades to create the 3D effect:

  • Darker shade (the outer core) - contour effect to make lips appear more voluminous 
  • Silver shade (the middle core) - illuminate and optically plump your lips
  • Lighter shade ( the inner core) - the finishing touch. Contrasting colour gives stunning volume.
It comes in five shades:
  • Nude peach
  • Coral pink
  • Red Coral
  • Fuschia candy
  • Berry pink
The one I got is Red coral

Bare lips

Price: The catalogue price is 15.25 but I got it on sale for 10.95

- Easy to apply
- blends in easily
- doesn't feel heavy on the lips
- there is a choice between the shades
- nice packaging
- it makes the lips look fuller
- good for everyday use or party

- a bit too pricey

Would I recommend it: Yes

Would I repurchase: Probably

So if you like it, I would recommend you to find a consultant or order from me .

Have you tried this lipstick yet? What do you think about it?

I hope you found this review helpful :)

I just wanted to let you know that I buy all Oriflame products myself, I don't get it for free to review. ;)


Sunday, 25 August 2013

Newspaper nail design tutorial

 Hey guys, today I am going to show you how to create this super easy newspaper nail design.

What you are going to need:

  • base coat ( I used 8in1 total action intensive conditioner by EVELINE
  • newspaper strips ( make sure you use pieces where there are no big gaps between the print)
  • light coloured nail polish ( I used MISS SELENE pearl nail polish)
  • alcohol ( I used some vodka)
  • top coat ( I actually used SALLY HANSEN strengthener)
First, I painted my nails with the base coat and once it has dried out, I put two layers of the nail polish.

Then I poured some vodka in the cap. Make sure the nail polish dries out. Then what you want to do is dip the nail in the vodka for about 30 seconds.

Take it out and press the piece of newspaper onto the nail for about 15 seconds. Make sure it stay in one place and doesn't move, because you don't want the print to be blurred. 

Remove the newspaper piece and you can clean around the nail with some cotton bud soaked in nail polish remover. It's very important to use the top coat as it will stop the ink from rubbing off and it also will add some shine. That's it!! Your eye-catching newspaper nails are finished. Easy, huh? 

The finished look: 

What do you think??