Friday, 27 November 2015

My November Favourites

November is already coming to an end, which means that Christmas time is pretty much an official thing now, even though it doesn't feel like it's nearly December already.
I am a bit nervous and not too excited for the time before Christmas actually since I'll have my uni exams and I am still not prepared and so stressed out. That's also the reason why I don't get to blog too much recently- I just have so much to study all day long!

But today is a good day to share my November Beauty Favourites with you.
( It looks like I'm actually ill because of some suspicious symptoms but I will find out more later in the afternoon when I go to the GP, which means that I don't go to uni today I think, and that's why I have time to write this entry)

I've used the products below pretty much daily over the last weeks of November and most of them aren't new, but I had a little break from them and kind of "rediscovered" the this month.
I've had the Bourjois Delice de Poudre bronzer for ages now and I had a short break from it and was using a different bronzer at that time, but now I am back to this one and I have to say that it really is a great product to have in your make-up stash!
First of all, it has a reasonable price if you think about all the years you're gonna be using this bronzer. It is pretty much impossible to use it up in like 5 years I think.
It is very well pigmented with tiny bits of sparkle for a bit of a highlight. It smells like chocolate - which obviously is another big plus, and you can get the bronzer in a couple of different shades, so it's suitable for several types of skin.

Then I also came back to my well beloved Collection Lasting Perfection concealer in the shade 1 ( that I bought three of when leaving the UK). Since I had a pretty tan over summer I couldn't use this concealer because it was too light, but now I use it again and it looks fine, which I'm really happy about. I do have pretty dark undereye circles and this seems to be the best solution I've found so far. Especially for the price of around £4! I'd say they usually last me for one to two months but I've been using this concealer for a year and a half now and I have to say that I love it!

Next I have included my Original Source Vanilla&Raspberry shower gel, that again I've been using over a year ago back in Scotland and now got it again and I feel so sentimental about it because the smell just reminds me of my life in the UK. I also filmed a video about Original Source recently, so you can head over to my YT channel to watch it for my opinion about this shower gel! :)

What is nothing new is also the Golden Rose matte lipstick in the shade 12. I've had it for over two years now if I'm not wrong and I love it so much. It is a dusty pink shade that is pretty similar to my actual lip colour, which makes it look pretty natural on me. That's why I can wear this lipstick all around the year without being worried that the colour wouldn't be suitable for a specific season.
Since it's matte, it stays on for a long time without really fading ( I usually wear it all day long) and it doesn't make my lips dry either, which is great. It stays where you put it on and this is important!
Again, this was such a bargain that I regret not buying more of those.

The Wibo lip liner is something I bought last summer and figured out it would match the Golden Rose lipstick well. And I love wearing them together because my lips look so much nicer than without the lipliner and the lipliner doesn't look darker/lighter next to the lipstick. This is a great combo and the lipliner was a bargain too, so I decided to take all my lipsticks to the drugstore once I'm back in Poland and just find a matching lipliner for all my lipsticks. 

And I have two new products this month which are worth mentioning!
The first one is the Anatomicals Never Lose Your Cherry lipgloss. I'm sure you can get those from Urban Outfitters and online if you're interested. What I have to say about the lipgloss; The smell is INSANE! The sweet smell of cherry automatically makes me happier and it reminds me of a Polish drink calles Tymbark, which you can buy in the cherry flavour and it's just such a Polish thing to me that I really love.
The lipgloss is totally transluscent so it only leaves your lips glossy adding no colour to them, so it's great for just every day make-up, or on top of a lipstick etc.
I also like the applicator, because you only have to squeeze out a little bit of the gloss and spread it on your lips and you're ready to go!

And the last product for today is my new mascara ( it's pretty unusual for me to buy a new mascara because I usually stick to my Rimmel Scandaleyes Lycraflex one). I got this mascara because I've seen so, so many positive reviews about it everywhere on the internet. I had the Benefit Rollerlash mascara before and I absolutely loved it but since it's rather expensive, I didn't repurchase it yet.
Now after that Benefit boom, this Maybelline Sensational mascara came out and people were actually saying this was a dupe for the Rollerlash ( just half its price).
This has been going on for months now and I finally decided to try it out myself. I got the mascara in a set with a golden one too for not even 10 Euro a few weeks back.
I have to say that the brush looks kind of exactly like the Roller lash one and the consistency is also more liquid than thick. So I was very curious about the effect.
Now, my opinion is that this mascara does make my lashes look longer but it often happens that they only get really thick and clumpy but they stay short and then I get really angry because I don't remember this happening with the Rollerlash. But still, if you apply the mascara carefully, using not too much of it and adding a second coat, the lashes look really good. Even though I have the impression that the Rollerlash was actually a bit better.
But for that price it is surely a good buy!

That's all for today and I hope you enjoy those products as much as I do! Also, let me know what products are your favourites at the moment, I'd be happy to hear!

Now I'm off to eat something and start editing the vlog before I go to the GP later on.
Have a nice weekend everyone!

-Olivia

~27.11.2015~



Monday, 23 November 2015

Original Source Shower Gel Review + Video!

Hello everybody!
Today I'm back with something rather cool because I'm gonna write a little bit about Original Source's shower gel ( and I am maybe a little obsessed with shower gel...). I also filmed a video over on my YT channel that you should definitely watch, where you can find out more about those goodies!



A few weeks ago I got 7 different shower gels and I am in love with most of them already.
The most important thing about Original Source products is that their products are all vegan, made in the UK AND not tested on animals!! Still, they are very affordable and in the UK they are available in every grocery store! ( Pretty much what I miss a lot about living in Edinburgh).

My favourite is definitely the Vanilla Raspberry one, which I was already writing about, a long time ago here, I also mentioned that situation in the video if you're curious why this one is my favourite. ;)

I totally recommend this brand because of its great natural scents. I'm sure there's a thing for everyone!

-Olivia

~23.11.2015~



Thursday, 19 November 2015

My OOTD: Fluffy Jumper And Cosy Coat

Hello everyone!
I am really sorry that I wasn't here for a while now, but uni somehow gets pretty stressful just now with all the upcoming exams. I try to study every spare minute because it is so much that I have to know that I'd like to cry and stay in bed all day long.

Today I'm again off to a lecture but I decided to show you my outfit before I go. I actually wanted to take photos outside but I'm alone and there's nobody who could help me. And after uni the light will already be too bad to get nice snaps. ( Although I have to say that the quality of those photos is pretty bad too)
I decided to wear my cosy coat today again, because it is cooling down again after all those pretty hot days. But I'm wearing Vans to not look too wintery.
creme cosy coat - Primark
fluffy pastel jumper - Only
high waisted jeans - Topshop
shoes - Vans
I got this jumper a few days ago and I'm in love! It's actually tight on the skin and you can really feel that it keeps you warm. And it is so soft and cosy too! I think this will be my favourite jumper this winter! ;)

Underneath the jumper I'm wearing a little black crop top from Primark that I actually love to bits. I usually wear it underneath jumpers since it's not too cold yet, but when we get to uni it's just so hot that you have to take everything off for a few minutes to cool down. So instead of wearing a normal top I wear a crop so I don't get too hot and sweaty actually.

I also love the jeans because they fit me perfectly and are also quite high waisted, which I like too. ( It does get a bit risky though once I've eaten too much!)
And also look at my hair! When it's all straight on my back it actually goes beneath my hip bones already and this is just crazy! I only had it cut back in Summer and I already should go to the hairdresser's again.

And the bag I use for uni is just my FOSSIL leopard tote because it's the biggest bag I have, so it's just very convenient.

And a last selfie of my face to show you my make-up: I'm wearing some decent eyeliner and nothing on my lips so far. I'll be only applying some lipgloss and that will be me done for uni!

Hope you enjoyed this outfit!
Also make sure to check out the previous vlog before tomorrow's will be live!

Have a nice day! :)

-Olivia

~19.11.2015~


Sunday, 15 November 2015

L'Occitane En Provence Skin Care


A few weeks ago I got to try a few products of the brand L'Occitane En Provence and I got really excited about it. Their natural products give you a feeling of well-being and a bit of luxury too- which means they are great for having a nice pamper night now and then!


As you can tell from the picture, I found a few very nice goodies in my parcel and unfortunately I started using them straight away before even taking nice pictures. ( sorry, got too excited!)
There is everything you need to treat your entire body: face masks, shower gel and shower oil, body lotion, hand cream and perfume!

The delightful rose hand cream is so tiny and cute and just fits into every bag (or even pocket!), which is great because having a hand cream with you when out in winter is really important and useful.
Unlike the body lotion, this is a rather thick cream but also soaks into your skin quickly and well. The smell is actually very intense, and I'm not the biggest fan of rose-scented products, but when my hands get dry and sore I don't really care about the smell of the cream as long as it helps!

The parcel also included two little sachets of perfume, which I actually liked-it's sweet and has a floral scent at the same time. One sachet could be used twice I guess- but it's a nice sample to try out before buying a whole bottle of perfume that you maybe wouldn't like in the end.

The Jasmin&Bergamote shower gel cleanses the skin, leaving it delicately fragranced with a sensual and luminous scent. I absolutely love the smell of it- it stays on for so long that it almost seems like I'm wearing perfume after showering.

Also, the cleansing and softening Almond shower oil, which is already empty, was a product I've absolutely loved! The consistency is a bit weird because it changes into foam when in contact with water. I've never used anything like it before but I was impressed! My skin was left very soft and silky and again, the smell was just beautiful!

And to finish off the little treatment, the ultra rich body lotion can be used.
It's a pretty liquid lotion and you don't need a big amount to ensure your body is being moisturised well. The only thing I don't like about this is the smell. It has a heavy, "granny-like" cream smell, that I don't really enjoy, but I'm sure the lotion itself is very good!


 And then I also got two more body moisturisers and a face mask that I haven't used yet but can't wait to do so very soon!
The Jasmin-Immortelle Neroli Body lotion and the Almond Milk Concentrate sound so nice smelling that I am actually a bit angry with myself that I haven't used them yet, but I couldn't find the right time to take photos of all those beauties, so I kind of couldn't have used them yet either.

I will probably use the Rebalancing Face Mask later today to prep myself a bit before another week of uni starts. I've been a bit ill since Friday morning and even had to call in sick at work yesterday. which gave me a day to rest without any stress really. I did study though!
I think after those 3 days of feeling quite miserable, I deserve a little pamper evening before all the busy days start again!

-Olivia


~15.11.2015~




Friday, 13 November 2015

A Vienna Sightseeing Vlog

Last week was quite a busy one for me again, but it started off with some AMAZING weather with temperatures reaching up to 20-something degrees here in Vienna! I was actually tanning on the balcony! ( feels like summer, but it's November??)
I was pretty much only at uni all week long and then one day, since it was SO warm, we went on an evening motorcycle trip around Vienna, which was so, so nice and impressive.
And then yesterday I had a day off so I went to the city centre again and had a long stroll around the 1st district of Vienna, which is just so beautiful- especially when it's so sunny and warm that you can actually take your time to have a proper walk around the little unknown streets and so on.

This vlog is pretty much a sightseeing tour for all the people who don't live here! :D So make sure to check it out!

VIENNA SIGHTSEEING VLOG


Have a nice weekend everyone! :)

-Olivia

~13.11.2015~

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

My October Beauty Favourites Video

Today I finally managed to film a video about my October Beauty Favourites, since I didn't manage to upload a post about them for such a long time.
I hope it is still acceptable to have it up that late, but I wanted to make sure I actually do it, rather than not doing it at all in case someone was really curious!



I would be really happy if you watched the video and if you'd give it a thumbs up! :)
Enjoy!


Thank you for watching! :)


-Olivia

~11.11.2015~

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

My OOTD: Denim Dress (+ Motorbike Outfit)

Hello everyone!
The last couple of days were just incredibly warm ( up to over 20 degrees!) and I really like this weather I have to say.
I like it because I can wear something more fun than just a pair of jeans and a jumper.
So, recently I got this denim look dress from H&M, very spontaneously, but I thought it was pretty cool.

Excuse my rather chubby face in this picture. It was also very windy, hence the weird hair!

dress- H&M
black cardigan - ZARA
black faux leather jacket - Pimkie
leopard tote bag - FOSSIL
black 100 den tights - Primark
black leather loafers - Clarks
floral viscose scarf - local Polish shop

I've had this scarf for years now and only rediscovered it yesterday when going for a ride on the motorcycle. :D
In case you wonder about this outfit: jeans- H&M, shoes-Vans, neopren jacket- Hein Gericke, the kidney/back safety thing-Dainese, fancy gold bag- H&M, jumper- H&M, helmet- Shark ( it's mine btw, not my dad's! hahah)

Back to today's outfit:
This dress is made of a nice stretchy material,so it's very easy to walk in even though it looks pretty tight.
It is also a bit longer than the things I usually go for, but you can't tell in the pictures because when I walk it pulls up automatically because of the tights. ( good that it's not shorter then)

And then- the back cut-out. I felt like this is a cool everyday kind of dress for autumn/winter with a cosy cardigan, but it can also be used as a party dress because it is not as plain as it looks at first. And I quite like that!
What else I really like about it is that it is so fitted and that my waist looks so pretty and skinny. But then again, I can't really eat too much because my belly will look very bad in this! :D

Let me know what you think of that dress, I've worn it twice to uni now and it really is so comfy (+ affordable!) and I'm pretty much in love!

-Olivia

~10.11.2015~

Friday, 6 November 2015

My OOTD: A Day At Uni

Hello everybody! I hope you're still waiting for me to come back and write down something and that you're not gone forever already.
I struggle a lot with creating blog posts lately but I hope that it will all get better soon again.
For today I wanted to show you today's outfit because there's a lot of new stuff that I have and that I will also be showing in a haul video ( hopefully next week).

Hope you enjoy it! And don't forget that there will be a vlog up later today too!

SOFTEST cream furry coat - Primark
beige snood - Primark
black jeggings - Pull&Bear
black boots - Deichmann
leopard tote - FOSSIL

navy cami - TkMaxx
black short cardigan - ZARA


Thanks to Julia for taking all of the pictures for me! :)

Now I'm off to edit the vlog and hopefully I'll put it up before I have to go back to uni!

-Olivia

~06.11.2015~



Monday, 2 November 2015

Hello November!


I can't believe that it is already November and that Christmas is pretty much just around the corner now.
Time flies so fast- one month of Uni is already over, and I should study so much for my upcoming exams, but I just somehow don't really manage to since I already feel a bit overwhelmed with all the lectures throughout the week. I feel like I have absolutely no time for myself...

Yesterday, on the 1st, we had a family walk around the cemetery and then we came to our house and had some food and lots of hot tea. I really enjoyed it, such a nice day off.

Today I got up pretty early and my dad and I went for a small shopping day out, so I got myself a few things and am considering a collective autumn haul video. Let me know id you'd be interested in one!

So now, already two days of November are over already and it just drives me crazy!
My Uni exams are in December and I don't even feel that I know anything at all yet. This makes me a bit worried and also stressed out.

My main goal for November is to finally start studying, which means that I need to organise my days/ weeks. I'll see how it goes.

Hope this month will be a good one, a positive one and that it won't go by as quickly as October did.


-Olivia

~02.11.2015~