The Three Wine Fairies (Collaboration with Taya – My Little Beauty World and Adjusting Beauty)

Today’s post is a collaboration with two creative bloggers, Tatjana from Taya – My Little Beauty World and Petra from Adjusting Beauty. Like many other European countries, Slovenia is celebrating St. Martin’s Day, the day must turns to wine. We decided to take this tradition and turn it into makeup looks, transforming ourselves into three magical wine fairies.

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Faking Perfect Skin

I was doing my makeup and casually taking some photos of the process for my personal reference. But as I was browsing through them on the computer, they inspired me to turn them into something for the blog. It’s something a bit different, maybe a bit personal even, that I felt like sharing.

I fully admit my skin is far from perfect. In fact, it’s very problematic – I’ve been suffering with face and body acne, and extremely oily skin since I was 10. Yes, suffering, because at 28, that means I’ve been dealing with it for 18 years. Apart from the fact that it often literally hurts, it also gets frustrating when you can’t fix it with a simple cream, and when all your peers have long outgrown that stage (or never been affected in the first place).

I know many people have a hard time believing me when I mention it, because it rarely shows when I’m out and about – but that’s the power of makeup. For those of us who have not been blessed with perfect genes (more like cursed with the bad ones), we can still fake it.

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Pink Party Dress

I went shopping in Austria last week, mainly to look for a new sofa in IKEA, but naturally I ended up in a shopping centre after that. I didn’t find the right sofa, but I did come back with a few great future holiday inspired beauty products. As I can’t wait for Christmas season (not even ashamed), I had to try out the sparkliest one from the haul right away – the Maybelline Color Show nail polish in “Pink Party Dress”.

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Poor Unfortunate Souls

With so many creative Halloween makeup looks on blogs and Instagram, I feel like I just have to contribute, even though the holiday isn’t officially celebrated here. There are, however, more and more Halloween inspired parties appearing every year. I’m not one for parties, but sometimes I wish I was, just so I could wear makeup somewhere other than around my apartment after taking photos on my own. 🙊

Today’s look was inspired by Ursula from The Little Mermaid. I wouldn’t say she was one of my favourite Disney characters, but  I definitely loved her theatrical personality and, from an artistic point of view, her purple and black colour scheme. I actually started out with a different vision for the makeup, but the postman rang and I had to quickly wash it all off to get the package (they never come when you’re lazing around doing absolutely nothing, do they). But I wasn’t too bothered by that, I didn’t entirely like what I had come up with anyway, so I would have started over regardless. I decided on a different approach where I kept the main colour palette, but didn’t follow the original Disney design, making it all more abstract to the point it doesn’t say “Ursula” right away. (A facebook friend commented I reminded her of Cruella.) It turned out very “drag”, which I guess makes sense since Ursula’s appearance was based on a drag performer … Either way, I’m happy with the outcome!

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Essence-ial Eyeshadow Palettes

As much as I love dramatic makeup, my heart beats for neutral colours. They’re easy to wear, always flattering, and actually quite exciting with all the different undertones.

When Essence came out with new eyeshadow palettes in their latest product update a while ago, I fell in love with them straight away. Two especially caught my eye – All About Nudes and All About Bronze. As if I didn’t have enough similar shadows in my collection already, these went home with me pretty much the moment they hit the shelves. They’ve been on my makeup menu nearly every day since then, and have proven to be great picks for my Autumn looks.

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Light in the Darkness

If I haven’t mentioned it enough yet – I love gold. Everything looks better in gold. It’s such a luxurious finish, it exudes both power and warmth at the same time.
What I love even more is the combination of gold and black. They couldn’t compliment each other any better, one with complete lack of light and perspective, and the other with nothing but reflective hues and dimension.

I often use a toned down version of this combination in my daily eye makeup, but this time I went all out and did a very artistic, statement look.

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