01/26/17

My Latvian Beauty Haul <3

Hello dear readers,

I hope you liked my previous post, where I mentioned the best places to shop should you visit Latvia or even the Baltic region. Since most shops are available in all of the Baltic countries, and not only in Latvia. I would suggest you read the post before you keep reading this one, so you get a sense of what the shops are about. But if you are looking to see some goodies keep on scowling down.

So let’s starts amd show you all of the products I bought from all of these Latvian¬†shops. ūüėÄ

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Since Drogas have all the products you need, for hair, face and body at a cheap price, I did buy quite a lot of stuff. Here’s the list below:

  • 5 Lipstick shades from Fennel a cosmetic company from Thailand. They were discounted to 1 to 2 approx euros each.
  • Wellness & Beauty by Rossmann – Tea Extract and Olive – body oil. A Polish company which provide this range of body oils and much more.
  • Natura Siberica – Loves Latvija – Body scrub. It is a Russian Organic brand based in Siberia, which have a variety of skin and body care collections and one is dedicated to it’s neighbour of Latvia.
  • Amie Naturally kind- Skin care- Morning Clear Purifying Facial wash – Got it at discount for approx 3 euros ūüėÄ
  • L’Oreal Evital – Heat protector on coloured hair – Since the one I currently use by Tresemme is running out, I needed a replacement.
  • Body Butter and Body Scrub by Superdrug – These were on offer for just 1.30euros each, and they are just as good as the body butter from the Body shop.
  • L’Oreal Nutri Gold Face Oil and Moisturizer – Since my face was getting pretty dry I thought I should try these out.
  • L’Oreal Mascara and SkinPerfection Micellar Water- to clean my face from all the make-up I put on.
  • Golden Rose – Long-stay Matte Foundation… can’t wait to test it out ūüėÄ
  • Beauty FormulaCharcoal Clay Mask-I heard pretty good things about the mask and they were not lying. Review coming up.

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From this awesome shop I got the shower gel and creamy body scrub in cranberry. I also got a pieces of soap from their enormous collection, forgot the name but I simple love the smell. It also left the lovely aroma on all of my clothes, since it was in my luggage. Finally I was given a cute travel set to try their shampoo and conditioner, by my lovely Latvian friend. Even if im dieing to try them out, I want to wait a bit, since they contain such nice memeories.

Dzintars

From the Latvian skin care range of Dzintars I only got their lipbalms, the green one is the original while the orange one is a new range. It is all written in latvian so cannot say what is the difference between them. But I like the most the orange one since it has a nice fruity smell.

Rituals

The Dutch brand of Rituals¬†recently launched the collection called¬†the Ritual of Sakura, from which I got the body mist, body lotions and shower gel. The cool thing about the shower gel is that it comes out as foam, and you¬†don’t need a large amount since its spreads. ¬†Can’t wait to pamper myself with them.

Street Markets

In most cities of Latvia you will find street markets, especially in Christmas time. One day I went to Jurmala, a lovely city next to the Beach. There you can find shops and also cute street markets, where you can find anything from scarfs, mittens to local home-made soaps (as the ones you see in the photo). Even in the capital of Riga you can find pretty interesting stuff in these wooden housed markets. Next to the soaps (in the image above) you will see an odd but pretty  ring which was given to me as a present. The ring contains a nice big Amber stone, since Amber is very popular in those areas. Finally I got the Latvian scarf which is shown on the top of every picture. The pattern is pretty symbolic with Latvia and they are very much in fashion right now.

Duty Free

Last but not least, I got this lovely perfume by Moschino with some other yummy stuff at the Duty free. It was a real pity that I didn’t have more time in my hands, when I left Riga. Since there are some nice shops to¬†see and at very decent prices. I simple love how you can find a variety of local brands but also Polish, Lithuanian, German and Russian brands. Pretty cool.

Well that is all for my pretty big Haul from my Holiday in Riga, I did stock up on everyday stuff that will last me for half if not the whole year. So thank you Riga for being so affordable and filled with beautiful things, I will definitely visit again.

I hope you like my post :D, please show some love by following my blog and liking my Facebook page

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

12/6/16

Festive Season Make-Up Look No1

Hello lovely followers,

Since these festive season is here I wanted to post a couple of looks which could help you out for the upcoming parties, dinners and various festive celebrations. As a Malteaser we do take the Christmas celebrations pretty seriously, we always have parties, dinners or various gathering to attend to and it is important we look great each time (I’m not joking, its tiring :P)

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So here is my first look for this December, it’s has some winter elements with a bit of gold highlight tones. As you can see from the image, I used brown and plum shades on the crease and inner corner. Then applied a nice metallic yellow creme shadow, which looks golden when applied in small amount. It creates the illusion of depth and contrasts in the eyes, which I absolutely love.

As for the lips I didn’t want to go for the usual red shade (which I love btw, but sometimes it’s nice to spice it up). I used this beautiful new lipstick I bought from M.A.C called Captive, its a lovely plum colour with some brown and red undertones.

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Products Used:

Foundation : M.A.C Matchmaster foundation + Vichy Dermablend in 15 + 3 INA Compact Powder

Eyes: Carli Bybel Eyeshadow Palette by BH Cosmetics Р Dark Plum a brown

Wet and Wild Palette E736 Petal Pusher  РPlum and Dark Voilet

3 INA  The creme eyeshadow in 301

Kiko Milano Precision eyliner in black

L’Oreal Mascara False Lash Wings

Blush: M.A.C Breath of Plum Blusher

BH Cosmetics countouring palette and highlighter

Lipstick: M.A.C Captive Satin Lipstick

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Well I hope you like this look, feel free to write comments down below and show some love both on here on Facebook. Keep posted for more looks,

Lots of Love

SJ

05/27/16

Elemis Skincare Launch Event

Hello Beauties,

Today I will talk about a nice event I¬†was invited, for¬†the New outlet that has opened of the UK skincare brand called¬†Elemis.¬†I honestly, didn’t know about the brand until now but it was definitely a¬†nice discovery.

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Elemis is known to be a very high-end brand which focus combining the latest science, nature and aromatics. It has been known to sell mostly around crew-ships, spa’s and a beauty salons. Another fun fact that is that most of their products have Padina Pavonica which is a type of Algae found in the Mediterranean sea, very close to our lovely Island of Malta. ¬†This Algea is found to have effective anti-ageing benefits,¬†as it moisturizes and helps the elasticity and firmness of the skin.

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Yes that is me in the background wearing my fav Grey/green light jacket

At the Event we got to test out the products and even got a nice hand massage using their lovely Frangipani Manoi Salt exfoliator and the same range of body lotion. Getting that hand massage was the hype of my day, the scrub smelled delicious and the massage was utterly relaxing and it left my hands feeling very soft.

Me getting my scrub on by the lovely Ivy

Me getting my scrub on by the lovely Iva

The products have a really elegant packaging and the texture of each product felt amazing. Having tried a variety of skin care over the years, I could feel the richness of each product. The brand itself is clearly targeted towards older women, that want to take more care of their skin and are willing to spend a little more money to look and feel great.

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13233114_519000804968623_5302574761149459548_nSince I am in my late 20’s, and it is time to take more care of my skin, it is good to know that such products are now more available in Malta.

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Happy with my new goodies ūüėÄ

For more information on Elemis, you can visit their website and Facebook page or just head to The Point -1 in Sliema and try them out. Once I have tested the products out, I will do a review and give you my honest opinion on each product.

Hope you like this post, feel free to follow this blog and show some love my liking or giving a comment down below ūüėÄ

Lot of Love

Sarah-Jane

XOXO

 

05/18/16

Undressed – Coconut and Outmeal Scrub

Hello beauties,

In one of my previous posts I wrote about visiting the Artisan Market and I discovered this new beauty Brand in Malta called Undressed.

Undressed consists of a line of hand and body scrubs, that not only helps you remove dead skin from the body, but they can also help in to suit other factors that every person might need. Also all of the scrubs are made from Natural ingredients, so no chemicals are used, all of which can be found listed on the base of the jar.

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Since my skin tends to get pretty dry being that I wear jeans or trousers most of the time and I rarely give my skin any time to breathe, so I chose to try the Coconut and Oatmeal scrub. It is said, that these two ingredients help to hydrate the body and give it a soft feeling.

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I admit I was a bit skeptical about these¬†scrubs in general, cause I have tried plenty in my lifetime and none of them really give me a soft feeling that remains for a day or 2. But when I tested it out on my hands the first time I was immediately impressed. My hands are not dry in general, but I never thought they could become this soft and I had this feeling for approx 2 days. The second time. I tried it all over my body and I had the same impressive result. My skin felt so soft and moisturized, I didn’t need to apply any lotion.Un3 Un4

 

The only downer that this product might have for some is that it makes you want to eat it, cause¬†the coconut smells really good. Also that it does get a bit messy, but so does any other scrub I’ve tried.

Overall I love this scrub, it truly delivers. Not to¬†forget to mention,¬†how cute is the packaging Jar, having the tag with the logo and instruction. The prices of the scrub are vary in sizes, the small one cost¬†‚ā¨7.50¬†while the bigger Jar is ‚ā¨12.80. However you can refill your Jar and save 1 euro, sounds pretty good to me.

Feel free to Visit the undressed website and show some love, you can also see where it is available close by and you can also get it delivered to you at the comfort of your home.

I do hope you like this review, feel free to comment blow and follow my blog for me make-up look, reviews and much more

xoxo

Sarah-Jane

 

05/1/16

Purple and Pink Smokey _Make-Up Look

Hello guys,

I hope you are having a great weekend so far and getting pumped up for another week. I am very excited to finally cover a Make-up look I did yesterday, on my blog. It’s an ideal look for a date night or a special occasion, especially since now that the wedding season is here. You can wear this look if you are wearing a touch of purple or pink or even if you are wearing a simple black dress, it will pop up your whole look.

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Keep on reading if you want to know what products I used and how to create such a look ūüôā Please keep in mind that you can recreate this look with any similar product you might have:

Instructions:

Base

I always start my make-up look with a primer, this time I used the Pupa B.B cream powder which I also reviewed this week. It is a great product to help with any redness and it moisturizes as well. Then I move on to my foundation and I apply the Vichy Dermablend number 25 on all my face (do not forget your neck and cleavage area, if you are showing some ūüėõ ) then I use the Dermablend number 45 (or 2 tones darker than your skin colour) to contour my face.

When I contour I like to leave the bronzer or foundation untouched then I blend it in after a few minutes,. To finish up my base I apply the Dermablend number 15 which is the lightest shade on my T zone and under my eyes. Never forget to apply powder to set all of your foundation. I like to use a light powder for my t zone, than a translucent powder for the rest of my face. For which I used the NYX stay matte but not flat powder in 01 and Essence all about Matt translucent fixing powder.

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Eyes

I like to start my eye look with an eye-shadow primer, this is ideal for weddings since you are probably going to party the night away, and you definitely want your eye-shadow to remain intact. My favorite is the Urban Decay potion primer Eden it gives a nice tint to my shadows and it remains intact. Then I start by applying a mauve shade my the Body shop, it a nice light brown shade that helps to serve as a base for the whole smokey look. 

On the eyelid I used the Kiko Colour Fever eye-shadow palette 101, it has 2 beautiful dark purple colours which have a lovely frosty finish. Then on the outer corner and the crease I applied the Make Up Store Choco D’or, a beautiful dark brown shadow with gold tone. Make sure not to forget to apply a nice matte white shade ( Make up store- White and Satin) for under the brow bone and a nice shimmer white shade on to the inner corner of your eyes, for definition.

Last but not least a nice winged liner using Kiko Precision Eyeliner, for this look I also applied the liner under my eyes and onto the inner corner. Finally pump up my lashes with some mascara using the Essence Get big lashes. Feel free to apply some fake lashes for the occasion.

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Cheeks and Lips

For the cheeks I used a nice Pink tone blusher by Make Up Store called Glam Rose, and for a nice glow I applied the beautiful highlighter by Soap and Glory called Glow all out, on my cheeks, nose and forehead .For the lips I used 2 types of lipsticks, instead of using a lip liner, I applied the gorgeous Pink Make up Revolution Salvation Lip Lacquer called What I believe and then Make Up Store Mandy a beautiful Fuchsia Lipstick. Having these two together made my lipstick last longer and it looked bolder and brighter. Love it <3

Well that is all for now, I do hope you enjoyed this look. Feel free to comment and show some love by following my blog, here on facebook and blogloving. I love to get your feedback ūüôā

Wish you all a great Sunday, lots of LOVE

xoxo

Sarah-Jane

04/14/16

Makeup Revolution- Liquid Eyeliners

Hello guys,

Finally I am have my blogging muse once again and I will start doing reviews of some of my favorite and even least favorite beauty products.

Today I want to talk about 2 of my favorite liquid eyeliner by Make-up revolution, the “Amazing¬†Eyeliner in black” and waterproof and the “Awesome Eyliner felt and Kohl”.

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I have to say that these are the best eyeliners¬†that you shall¬†find, at this ridiculous cheap price. There are definitely other good eyeliners in the market¬†but I haven’t encountered good ones that¬†are this cheap, cause for sure they all cost more than 6 euros minimum. ¬†The “Amazing” liner costs 1.50 sterling (approx 2:50euros)while the “Awesome” liner is 3.50(approx 5 euros).

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From their names you can realize that they were not kidding when they named these liners “Awesome” and “Amazing“, cause they are indeed. My favorite is the waterproof version of amazing cause it doesn’t smudge and it stays put a whole day. I also love the thin brush, as it give you the ability to draw¬†at¬†any thickness you need. But it is also slightly firm, especially for those that find it tough to apply eyeliner. Another good factor is that it will last you for a good 3 months, if you apply eyeliner often, it might even last you longer.

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Then the Awesome liner is a perfect eyeliner for when you are on the go and you feel kinda lazy to be painting the Mona liza a winged liner. ¬†It has 2 felt pens one is thin and the other is thicker for when you want to be a little bit more adventurous. The only downer is that it isn’t waterproof, so if by any chance you decide to touch it, it will transfer. But if it doesn’t rain and you are not watching the Notebook, you don’t have to worry about your eyeliner. It will remain intact.

Overall I am pretty pleased with these liners, I use them everyday for work. I love how easy I can create any shape and thicknesses with both liners, but my fav has to be the Amazing liner. Also that it is a very dark black colour, cause some liners to be a charcoal grey rather than an actual black. Of course you can find these beauties at their own website, and I suggest you to stock these as much as you can ūüėÄ

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Have you tried them out? if so let me know what you think ūüôā Please don’t forget to show some love and like my facebook page and you can also follow me on Instagram and Bloglovin

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

 

04/12/16

Dot Collection – Miss Pupa Ultra Bright lipstick in 004

Hello guys,

As you must have seen in my Facebook page, Pupa Milano in Malta has given me some products to test out and one of the products was from their latest Sprint and Summer Collection called Dot shock. The collection is inspired from the 30’s polka dots, in which resembles summer back in the day. I¬†remember seeing¬†some Vintage 30’s dresses with red or blue with white polka dots. I always love me some polka dots ūüėÄ

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The item I got is the gorgeous lipstick called Miss Pupa -Ultra bright lipstick in the shade 004. Like all their other products the packaging is simply superb, very sleep and stylish. It gives me the impression to be a very high end product. The 004 is the darkest shade of the bunch, a coral shade with a red tone, called Fancy Coral. It is smooth and¬†creamy, and it looks like wearing a lip gloss but¬†thankfully it is not sticky as they usually are. Which means your boyfriend wouldn’t be so bothered kissing you ūüėÄ now that’s a plus.

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After testing this beauty a few times, I say that it also make my lips look more pouty¬†than most¬†creamy lipsticks (Jolie, Watch out ūüėõ ). Apart form that, I can vouch that It made my lips softer. I do think it has a moisturizing effect on my lips, cause even when I removed it, it left my lips quite soft and it doesn’t crease.

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The only downer is that if you eat or drink (like normal person would, not Kardashian style) it wont last long, however Pupa never mentions or advertised that it is long lasting. Other than that I really love this lipstick¬†and its wet look, it¬†reminds me that summer is near, and a bunch of bbq’s and days by the beach are on the way :D.

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This beauty costs for 13.50 which is pretty decent for such a lipstick and you can find it available in most pharmacies and perfumeries. I do suggest you check their facebook page for more info.

P.S This lipstick is also dermatologist tested with an SPF15 and paraben free

I hope you all liked this review, and keep posted for more

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

06/7/15

Kim Kardashian – Vogue Brasil – Inspired Make-Up Look

Hello dear readers,

Sorry for the slight delay in my posts, however I had some technical issues in my pc. Yet thanks to a little help from my friend, my pc is fully functioning again :). Last week as I was browsing for inspiration, I saw Kim Kardashian cover for Vogue Brasil and I simply loved the make-up. Usually Kim wears heavy make-up, smokey eyes and a lot of contouring. But in this shoot she is wearing a much lighter make-up look. It looks very simple however the techniques used aren’t as simple as it might look.

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Inspired Look

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Instructions:

  • The foundation base has to be very light, do not however go for a lighter shade than your skin tone. Use a lighter shade for your T zone, which is from the middle of your forehead, your nose and under your eyes.
  • As for the eye-shadow I applied a matte while shadow on the brow bone and into the inner corner of the eyes. Then I chose a shimmery white shadow and applied it all over the lid, keep the shadow handy as you might need to apply more in the end.
  • The tricky part is the apply a light brown show onto the crease and try for it not to touch the white shimmer shadow. Blend it lightly and make top more white shadow if needs be.
  • Make sure apply a tick winged eyeliner and some mascara, ideally add some fake lashes. Also fill up those eyebrows with a matching eye shadow. Try not to use pencils.
  • Finally I used a bronzer and highlighted the cheek bone, around the edge of my face, and contoured my nose. I didn’t use any blusher as there is no trace of that in the shoot, but I did apply some skin toned powder for the make-up to set.
  • For the lips I used a nice pink toned natural lipliner and lipstick.

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Products:

  • Make Up Store- Microshadow -Satin & White
  • Make Up Revolution – I <3 Make Up – You-re Gorgouse Palette
  • Kiko – Matte Eyeliner
  • Make Up Revolution – Powder- Warm
  • It style – Extreme Volume Mascara
  • Make Up Store- Trip – lipstick

 

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Well I do home you liked this look, keep posted for more posts on my blog. Exciting new thing are happening. Show some love by liking my page and commenting down below

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

 

05/31/15

Coccinelle Event Competition – Spring/Summer Collection2015

Since they opened their shop here in Malta two years ago, they have organized this fun event where their clientele get the chance to win 3 beautiful handbags from their Spring / Summer collection of 2015. Last year they made 3 boxes and if you had the lucky key you get to win a bag. This year they gave really cute metal details and whoever had the matching detail to the bag, get’s to win one of their gorgeous handbags.

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It is really nice of them to create such an event each year and I am grateful for being invited once again. Unfortunately I wasn’t lucky¬† and I didn’t win¬†any of their bags, but it gave me an opportunity to drool at their lovely bags. ¬†If you are not aware of this handbag brand, they are designed in Italy using the finest materials and real leather. Their bags are upscale even price wise, but if you feel like spending money on good quality bag Coccinelle is the choice for you. ¬†I simply love the shape, style, colours and their attention to detail which is seen in all of their handbags.

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Go ahead and have a look at their new Spring Summer collection, you will find the shop in Tower Road, Sliema.

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hope you enjoyed this post, wish you all a Happy Sunday  and keep posted for more reviews, events and make-up looks

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

 

 

04/4/15

Random Make-Up Look – Spring Plum

Hello Beautiful people,

I truly missed doing make-up looks for you guys, however like any artist I need my muse. Like any other muse it is not available on speed dial, and it comes and goes when it wishes. Yet I still wear make-up when I go out and I thought of showing you random make-up looks I wear now and then. Even if they don’t stand out as much as some other looks I do, I¬† still think you might like them¬†:D.

This Make-Up look I named it Spring Plum, being that now we are finally in spring time and I used a beautiful Plum shadow for the eyes. I mixed the plum colour with a darker brown shade on the crease, some black liner and Pink lipstick and Voila.
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Products used:

  • I <3 Make-up You’re Gorgeous Palette by Make up Revolution
  • Make-Up Revolution Eyliner Waterproof
  • It Style Extra Volume Mascara
  • MAC Sheerblush in Breath of Plum
  • Make-Up Revolution – #LipHug Lipstick in She’s Up all Night

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Well I hope you like this Random Make-Up look, hope to post more in the future,

Lot of love

Sarah

XOXO