TAKING CARE OF YOUR EYELASH EXTENSIONS

After giving my eyelashes a break of about half a year, I recently got eyelashes extensions done once again since it’s summer now and it is extremely convenient to have them. In this post I wanted to share a few quick tips of how to take care of your eyelash extensions for them to look cute for as long as possible.

  1. COMB THEM. This is by far the most important thing since if you don’t do that, they’re gonna get all messed up and look not pretty but otherwise. Make sure you comb your lashes at least once every 2 days to keep them nice.
  2. KEEP THEM CLEAN. Always make sure to remove every single bit of makeup since if you don’t do that, they’ll fall out quicker. Removing eye makeup with a cotton pad is not enough when you have eyelash extensions, so after doing that dip a cotton bud in micellar water and clean your lashes once again.
  3. NO OIL!!!!!! This is the number one rule when it comes to eyelash extensions – never use any product that contains oil anywhere near your eyes.

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MY SUMMER BEAUTY ESSENTIALS

 

Different weather conditions require different beauty products. It’s been warm and sunny the past couple of weeks so automatically my skin/hair care routine has changed. In this blog post I wanted to share some of my favourite beauty products that I use throughout summer.

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  1. Victoria’s Secret Sheer Love fragrance mist and lotion. When it’s hot outside I  much prefer wearing a fragrance mist rather than eau de perfume – a body mist feels lighter and more fresh. Also I love when my fragrance and body lotion is matching, so this VS set is my absolute fave.
  2. Corine de Farme bronzing oil. Not only does this spray accelerates the tanning process but it also smells amazing and makes your skin glowing.
  3. Syoss shine-sealing finish fluid. Who doesn’t love rocking shiny beach waves in summer? This hair product is by far one of my all time favourites. It makes your hair shiny but doesn’t leave a greasy feeling to it as oppose to most hair oils.
  4. Gucci Flora eau de toilette. As I said previously, I prefer body mists in summer. However, for going out or a special occasion this Gucci fragrance is an absolute summer must-have.

April beauty favourites

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Below I’ve listed a few of the products that I’ve been loving and using daily the past month

1. Ari by Ariana Grande

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this fragrance has been my favourite one for quite a while now. It is really affordable, smells amazing and stays on for a long time.

2. Bleach London silver shampoo

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I’ve tried so many hair products to help me maintain a cool tone of blonde ant this shampoo is by far the best one. I will definitely repurchase it again and again.

3. Neutrogena visibly clear pink grapefruit facial wash

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This gel gently purifies the skin without overdrying and leaves it feeling clean and refreshed.

4. Rimmel Stay Matte liquid lip colour in Moca

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This is my new favourite nude lip product: it’s not patchy at all, the shade is gorgeous and it stays on for a really long time. Perfect product both for daytime wear and going out.

5. Rimmel professional eyebrow pencil

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This eyebrow product stays on for a long time and doesn’t use up as quickly as most eyebrow pencils.

 

Fragrance workshop

Today during our seminar we had the chance to learn the basics of creating a fragrance. It was a fun activity during which after first listening to some theoretical knowledge we got to create a fragrance ourselves.

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The first thing that I learned today was that every fragrance is built in three layers:

  • TOP – instant impression, but fleeting ~ 30%
  • HEART – most important characteristics ~ 40%
  • BASE – lingers longest, roots the scent ~30%

Also I got familiar with some of the most common terminology that is used in the fragrance industry:

Eau de Toilette: a fragrance containing between 10-15% of concentrate in alcohol

Eau de Parfum: a fragrance containing between 15-20% of concentrate in alcohol

Eau de Cologne: originally means a composition based on citrus compounds. In concentration of perfume, it can also mean a fragrance that has less than 5-6% of concentrate in alcohol

November beauty favourites

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Since today is the last day of November, I wanted to share a few beauty products that I’ve been loving this month and highly recommend.

1. Sleek Makeup highlighting palette in Solstice 032

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I got this absolutely gorgeous palette as a gift for my birthday and have been using it every day ever since. It consists of 1 cream and 3 powder highlighter shades that give the most perfect glow ever.

2. Batiste dry shampoo

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I have tried a lot of different kinds of dry shampoos but this one is my all time fave. Not only does it give your hair volume and a fresh look, but also the scent of it is sooo nice.

3. Loreal Skin Perfection micellar water

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In my opinion using micellar water is the easiest and most convenient way to remove your make up. This product does exactly what it says on the label hence I love it and use it daily.

4. NYX matte lipstick in Butter

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This is my another favourite product of all time. It’s the most beautiful nude shade ever that can be worn both daytime and on nights out. Its quality is really good as well since it stays on for a very long time and doesn’t smudge at all. I’m definitely going to repurchase it after running out.

5. Oriflame refreshing eye illuminator 

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This eye cream actually helps to reduce the puffiness and darkness under the eyes. I use it every morning and evening before applying moisturizer.

6. Calvin Klein CK One fragrance

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The bottle that I own is a travel size one so it’s an absolute essential in my handbag. The scent is unisex, very light and has refreshing tones of bergamot, lemon and mandarin.

 

Thank you for reading 💞

Pros and cons of EYELASH EXTENSIONS

I have been wearing eyelash extensions for about half a year now and collected some knowledge about that stuff. If you are considering getting your eyelash extensions done, in this post I will share both positive and negative aspects of this matter from my personal experience.

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NOTE: my eyelash extensions are classic and in the picture above they are about a week after a refill.

THE ADVANTAGES:

  • Your eyes look bigger. It’s just an optical illusion: the longer the lashes, the bigger your eyes look. As a matter of fact, this is the main reason why I got my eyelash extensions lol
  • You don’t need any mascara, nor do you need to wear eye makeup daily. This really does save your time in the morning as well as allows you to go swimming in the pool without the fear of looking like a panda.
  • This is completely random, but I would get my refills by such a lovely girl that we would be talking about random stuff during the process, so going to the salon was like a therapy for me.

THE DISADVANTAGES:

  • It is a luxury. While in my hometown getting eyelash extensions isn’t extremely expensive,as far as I know it is quite costly in other cities and abroad.
  • If you don’t get a refill on time, your eyelashes start to look quite funny.
  • Your real eyelashes do fall out and it sucks.
  • It is way harder to do your eye makeup while having eyelash extensions. Of course, I got used to it, but at first I was pretty annoyed by this issue.
  • You can’t use any oil based cleansers or products on your eyes since oil makes your eyelash extensions fall out, so if  oil based products are the only thing you have in your house, it will be necessary to buy new products.

 

All in all, eyelash extensions are a debatable thing, however I personally don’t regret getting them done.

Get to know me 2.0

Well hello, it’s my second (and final) time introducing myself in this blog. Last time I didn’t manage to post anything more than an introduction, so I’m going to give it another shot at blogging. Not only do I have more free time but also plenty of motivation to post here frequently now, hence I hope you will keep up with my journey 😇

So why did I decide to become a blogger? Well, I’ve always loved being occupied by activities that are on the creative side. I have quite a lot of ideas floating in my mind of what to write about. One of my most favourite quotes to live by is “If you never try, you’ll never know”, so really, who knows, maybe some people will find it interesting to read my blog.

As a rule I have to drop some facts about myself in this post, so here I go. I am an eighteen-year-old girl from a tiny country in the Eastern side of Europe, Lithuania. I live in Klaipeda, a city that is near the Baltic sea, therefore I fell in love with the ocean through the years of constantly hearing its breeze.

Although the education system in my country differs from everywhere else, I’m a senior in high school, if I could say so ’cause I feel and often act like a freshman. Moving on to the things that are right up my street, I am interested in fashion, acting, beauty and photography. Tbh I don’t think I’m neither very good nor terrible at these areas, so you’ll be able to see for yourself and decide, if you keep reading my blog.

What to expect from this blog? Honestly, as I’ve already mentioned, I’m highly interested in fashion and beauty, therefore I will probably post a lot of outfits and makeup looks here. But honestly, I won’t label this blog as a ‘fashion blog’ or anything, ’cause I’ll most likely share a lot of other fun stuff as recipes, pictures taken by me or any thoughts that keep going through my mind.

Before I leave, I will drop some of my totally random photos and social media links.

Thank you for reading this post darling   ❤

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