News from Maybelline and L’oreal

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Hello guys! And I’m finally back again here!

Sitting in my lounge, having a cup of tea with an apple pie, which I baked just a minute ago. Couldn’t be more cozier for a cold November evening. And that’s why I wanted to share my ideas and opinion about these new products which went viral all other the social media.

Let’s start with Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink. I got 8 beautiful new colours and was super excited to try it out. My favorites are 15 Lover, 20 Pioner,10 Dreamer and 50 Voyager.  It was a love from the first sigh. Very good consistency and comfortable applicator.And most importantly it doesn’t dry out your lips as over matte lipsticks!
The colour stays for HOURS! If you apply it in the morning before you leave home, you will still have the colour on your lips by the time you will go for your lunch break! Couldn’t it be more fascinating?! With the darker colour, yes, it’s a bit tricky to remove it, but use your mascara remover and you will be fine. Don’t use creamy make up removers for dark shades unless you want to spend some more time in front of the mirror! 😀
To conclude, very good product, definitely would recommend it and the colour range is amazing for autumn/winter!

Next one is Master Blush Color and Highlighting Palette. I would say very Autumn’ish palette, due to the colour range. The highlighters are absolutely fantastic! Very pigmented and not applies very easily, and the blushers I tap just a little bit on my cheeks,  to add some tone and make the hole make up more natural. If you are not a big fan of blushes, then I’m not sore if it’s smart to buy the whole palette, just because of the highlighters, but I would definitely recommend at least to try it in a store and see if you like. At least me, I would recommend it for sure!

Next beauties are from L’oreal. My favorites are True Match Minerals FoundationTwo are skin improving foundations and the 3rd is mattifying powder. If you like very very natural looking make-up then these 2 mineral foundations are up to your street. I’m not a big fan of matt skin, so I will give the mattifying powder to my mum, but it definitely does a great job!

I’m a big fan of concealers, so to try the newest L’oreal True Match The One was more than exciting. It is quite pigmented, but doesn’t make your skin look too “Cakey” whish is cool. I use in 2 tones, one lighter and one darker. With the darker shade I cover all the spots and with the lighter tone I highlight and brighten.

Last but not least is Paradise Extatic Mascara. First what I wanna say is WOW! It gives definitely a lot of volume and length (my own lashes are long and curly enough, so I don’t use lash curler). If you have very thin and straight lashes, I don’t know if you will like it, but for the thicker lash owners, would really suggest to try it! Some of the bloggers said that they didn’t liked it, but I would say don’t use too much product! For me it was much better than Dior Pump’n’Volume or Better Than Sex mascara, so obviously it’s completely different from person to person. But I personally liked it a lot.
Might sound strange, but I love all of these products. It’s a great quality, friendly prices and super comfortable packaging and design (especially mineral powders!)

Thank you for reading and talk to you soon!
With Love,
Enrika

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Cyprus. Our first summer vacation together and lots of cats. Part I

Sunbathing at the moment, drinking Prosecco and writing this blog post at 30 Celsius. One week just passed liked crazy and I wish that we would stay longer here.

Like every year, we been thinking where to celebrate my birthday and decided to go to Cyprus where my boyfriends father has a villa. As we never been before here and also in 7 years of our relationship we never had holidays next to the sea where is the summer, we decided that it’s the perfect time to get some tan, eat delicious food and enjoy each other here at my anniversary birthday.

Every day was at least 28C degrees, which is perfect to swim in a Mediterranean sea, eat fresh Greek salads and sea food and simply lay, drink champagne and enjoy each other. After such a busy month in my life, I really needed  to turn off my emails, wats’up and other apps, just to relax.

I don’t remember when I had time to read a book and finish it in 4 days! Just lay down, hear the sea weaves breaking into the sand and read a good romantic book that I bought at the airport.  It’s so nice and warm here. All the people are smiling, enjoying every single minute of the holiday and sun. Incredible food EVERYWHERE and soooooo many cats!! OMG, that is the most incredible thing I have seen in my life. That everywhere you go (even now at the beach) you see the cats.  Can’t believe that in a few days I will have to stop wearing summer clothes, drinking champagne (oh yes, I have been doing it every day!) and will be back to daily routine and work… Super sad, but that’s why I will leave for myself to write the second blog post when I’m back already so can throwback myself back there. And now enjoy the pictures! ❤

And I’m finishing this blog post, by sitting in my kitchen already, drinking mint tea wrapped in a cozy sweater, then outside is raining like crazy and is already super dark.. But as I said before, let’s leave the second part of it for later, so I can remember everything again and imagine that I’m laying under the palm tree with fresh figs in my hands.. Miss all the cats from the so so so much, will upload the picture in my next post.

Thank you for reading!
Yours,
Enrika ❤

Statement piece with animal print <3

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It’s raining and cold today, so seems like a perfect time to write finally a new blog post about my new favorite jacket!

Bought it almost a month ago, actually was convinced by my mom to get it and till now, I’m so happy that I listened to her!

Animal print, golden details and a very classy straight cut, fits to almost every single outfit! If I’m wearing sneakers and a hoodie underneath with a small back pack or a more classy look, both ways I’m loving it!!

And you won’t believe me,that it’s actually from H&M! Surprisingly it’s an amazing quality and I love the shape of it. All in all, would totally recommend for all of you to get one statement piece for this autumn and winter. Doesn’t matter if it’s a coat or a bag or a shoes, but it’s totally worth it to invest for a good quality piece. Something more different and exclusive always catches my eyes! 🙂

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Hope you liked it and talk to you soon!

With Love,
Enrika

First impressions from Essence. Is it only high-end make-up worth the hype?

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And I can answer already NO. So many times in my life happened that expensive and luxurious product wasn’t as good as it was promoted. At least me, I like to mix my cosmetic bag with expensive and drug store products, because if you have an amazing product for 3 EUR, why you shouldn’t use it just because it’s not high-end, right?!

So today, want to talk about some products from Essence. I bought everything what you can see in a picture today, and have been using only 1 the same product before. Let’s start with face products and Kabuki brush.

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Essence Camouflage 2in1 Powder& Make-up. High coverage, instant matt and long-lasting. Shade- 30 vanilla beige. Haven’t used it yet normally, just swapped a bit on my hand and on my cheek. What caught my attention when I took it in my hands, that it has a big mirror and looks very delicate. The powder itself is really lightweight and covers quite good. Will see how it will last on my face with a proper make-up during the day. So if you will be interested, let me know in a comments bellow if I should make a new blog post about the long-lasting.

Next one is Essence Satin Touch Blush. Shade 30 satin bronze. Also very delicate and simple packaging. The shade seems also to be perfect for contouring your nose and forehead. On a hand looks very natural and fresh as it has some kind of shimmer (but not too much!). Definitely will give some pretty glow for my cheeks.

Last but not least is a pastel blue Essence Kabuki Brush. I love the colour of it, so didn’t cared about the quality, but when I tried it looked as a decent make-up brush. The bristles are super soft and it should be perfect for bronzing up your face, decolte and neck. Can’t wait to give a normal try for it!

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As I said, before I have tried only one product which I re-purchased again and it’s not first impressions any more. It’s Essence Prettifying Lip Oil with Jojoba Oil. It is very similar to Clarins lip oils and for me personally was the same result for my lips. It non sticky, gives a natural shine and moisturizes your lips. very nice product!

Currently I am obsessed with lip liners so really wanted to try these ones as well. I got in a Shades 07 cute pink (the darker one) and 12 wish me a rose. Love how they describe the shades! 🙂 So, the lip liners are very soft and easy to apply. Just need to sharpen up a little bit more. Seems like it will be long-lasting which is perfect for every day use when it’s not a dark colour.

And the last ones are two lipsticks in a super nice nude’ish but pink’ish colours. Will be so nice for the early autumn to go to work! First one is Essence Colour&Care Lipstick with Avocado ButterShade 03 Life’s my runway. (again the name!! <3) Suuuuuuper soft and velvety lipstick. Has a berry scent and you want to eat your lips! 🙂 As it has avocado butter as well, it should nourish a lot your lips as well and has a buttery shine.
Last lipstick is Essence Sheer&Shine. Shade 12 Candy love. Also very soft and a has kind of a ‘wet look’ finish, both of the lipsticks are non-sticky. More a pinky shade but it feels comfortable on a lips and will go perfectly with my floral dress!

And that was it. To conclude wanna say, that not only expensive and high-end make up is good. You can find great products also from drug store make-up. Especially if you are a student or you are on a budget, it’s great and cheap way to have the products you want and need, test some new ones and obviously save some money as well. Cause for all these products I wrote today, I spent less that 10EUR, because it was under 50% discount and I couldn’t be more happier even that I should really stop buying make-up. But it made me happy equally when I spent less than 10EUR or when I spend 100EUR.

Hope you enjoyed and talk to you soon!
Love,
Enrika xx

Summer rain

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Good morning everybody! This year it’s really difficult to get a proper summer weather, as most of the time is raining and for me it feels more like a spring or early autumn.
But I can’t complain too much, because I woke up quite early, made myself a cup of coffee and currently sitting in my terrace in front of the sun and writing this post. You can see more of my daily life on my instagram stories ( @worldbyenrika ).

But today I want to remember a very bright and colorful outfit, which wasn’t the most appropriate outfit for the rainy afternoon, but wanted to look pretty anyways! 🙂
I chose a shiny golden loafers from H&M,  the same as a cross bag. Denim jacket from D&G, skirt from COS and a white blouse from Twin Set.

My current mood and goal is to stop wearing sneackers so often and jeans, and start wearing more skirts, dresses, pretty blouses and some ind of heels. Need to get back to my normal shape and get back on track with buying more high heels and pretty things.

Have a lovely Friday and talk to you soon!
Love,
Enrika xx

Rose petals and rain

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Umbrella- Lisbeth Dahl / Jacket- Bershka/ Bag- Chanel/ Jeans- Levis/ Shoes- bought somewhere in Moscow.. 

Is it only in Denmark or everywhere in a world, that literally there is no summer at all! If it’s sunny for one day, the next 6 days it will be cloudy, cold or rainy. Honestly, who could think that in July people will wear leather jackets or even fur coats! (Yes, I saw so many girls in Copenhagen still wearing fur coats!)

But on another hand, we should make our best to keep positive and happy, and still make those summer adventures as normally in a summer! Go travelling, exploring new places and dancing in the rain. That’s why I couldn’t pass by this beautiful rose ark in my neighborhood and needed to take a picture. I couldn’t believe that this beauty exists in a middle of a city and nobody stops here to look at it. Rain, rose petals, red lips and my boyfriend next to me. I couldn’t be more happier because that day, I signed my new contract and my mum was laughing at me, that in a first picture I look like a laughing Buda 🙂

Hope you will have a great Friday night and talk to you later, I have something prepared for your from Natura Siberica.  

Love,
Enrika

Tinderbox 2017- Danish Festival

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Hello my loves! Was out of blogging for half of the month and I missed it so badly! But life is running as crazy for me at the moment. I resigned from my job recently and signed a contract at the new place, so can’t wait to start it. Visited a friend and went to the festival in Odense, Denmark with my boyfriend. It was a-m-a-z-i-n-g !!!!!

Do you know the feeling when you have a dream for many years and it comes true? It happened for me at this festival Tinderbox. I saw one of my most favorite bands- Kings of Leon. OMG how awesome it was. I even started crying at some point, cause simply couldn’t believe that it’s true and I see them live, performing like 2m away from me. Was the best performance ever and could repeat again! The last video is where you can listen their song.

In general, the whole festival was amazing, very clean (it was a surprise to me!) maybe because it didn’t had a camping area, great artists, loads of space, forests around the festival area and all the happy people around.
It was my first time ever attending a festival and can guarantee that will go one more time next year, because it’s so great to see so many singers in a few days, dance and don’t think about anything. This year was performing so many artists such as Afrojack, Filatov& Karas, Galantis, Jonas Blue, Kaleo, Lukas Graham, Martin Garrix, Sean Paul, The Killers and so many many more. You can find more here .

If any of you will go to the festival, keep in mind that it’s getting cold in the evenings even during the summer time! 😀 Take warm clothes and comfortable shoes, because you will walk and dance a lot and you don’t want to be like: Ohh, my shoes are dirty now, wanna go home. It’s a festival, so go and enjoy every minute and don’t think too much about your style or makeup, because everybody came to have fun, not to run the catwalk!

Hope you liked it!

Yours,
Enirka

What is in my summer make up bag?

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Hello Loves!

First of all, I will try to make this blog post short, because I have a feeling that it might become way too long! 🙂 Today want to share with you my main make up which  I use during the summer. Some of the products are brand new for me but already beloved ones in my makeup bag ❤

If some of you doesn’t know, in my previous blog post I talked about my Morning Routine, and wrote that my skin never felt so good as it is at the moment, that’s why you won’t find any foundation in my make up bag any more, at least for now.

 To add some colour and brightness I use Loreal Glam Nude CC cream. It gives nice shade and covers any redness if I get during the day.  Very nice and light product, which you can also use as a primer for your foundation. But as it has some colour pigments I wear it alone.  On top of that, I add just a little bit of Insta Flawless skin tint from Rimmel. It’s brand new product in my make up bag, which I absolutely adore. Don’t know how well it primes (as you can also use it as a primer), but it gives a super natural and healthy glow for your skin and also perfects the skin colour. I have in a shade LIGHT MEDIUM 006. 

To brighten up a little bit my under eye are I use either Nude Magique BB Concealer from Loreal or Wake Me UP Anti-Fatigue Concealer from Rimmel. Loreal concealer it’s much lighter and it has a nice metallic bubble applicator, which calms your skim immediate and from Rimmel it has much more coverage and gives more luminous to your skin. Perfect concealer if you have dark circles, as it has some Vitamin C.

As for the bronzer, I’m currently using  Summer of Love from I ❤ Makeup, it reminds a lot to one of the heart bronzers from Too Faced, and can guarantee that the results are almost the same. So it’s a great dupe if you want to save up some money:) It has shimmer and some highlighter as well. Talking about highlighters, I still can’t stop using my all time favorite Wibo Strobing Make Up Shimmers Kit. I wrote about it on my March favorites, so you can read more about it here. And one more highlighter which I use time to time is from Loreal- Face Illuminating Powder in colour Wild Glow. Also a very light product. Gives a nice golden glow to your skin and you can build it up for a stronger effect.

Talking about my eyebrows, I use 3 products. Very cheap but such a good quality that I can’t stop re-purchasing it. I start with the Eyebrow Gel (colour 01 brown) from Essence. You can shape and create a nice form of your eyebrows and also add some light colour to it. After I shape my brows, I use Eyebrow Stylist Set  (colour 01 natural brunette style) from Essence as well. It nicely fills up any empty spots and adds a stronger colour to it. And finally to sett everything I use Tinted Brow Mascara from NYX. So I know, that my eyebrows will stay in place trough the whole day.

Old time favorite mascara primer, which I re-purchased already 3 times is Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum. No words needed for that- The Best and nothing will change it. For mascara currently I’m using The Classic Volume Express from Maybelline. I bought it in Moscow, and really liked it, so still using and enjoying my long and curved lashes. Good mascara, definitely worth to try!

Last but not least, are my favorite products for the lips. Ultra- Nourishing Lip Balm from Nuxe makes yors lips mega soft, it also has a bit of a strong scent of honey and some citrus, which can be a bit annoying for some of you. But a very good quality lip product, I also apply it every night before I go to sleep, so I know that my lips will be nourished during the night, and I will still feel that softness in a morning.  Another lip product I love is Lip Perfector from  YSL, you can wear it alone and have some nice natural glow on your lips, or wear it under your make up. It moisturizes, hydrates and makes the lip contour more visible. You can also use it instead of the lip liner for the day. And as a lip gloss I use Smooth Kiss, Glossy Lip Butter from VIctoria’s Secret. Smells like citrus vanilla and gives you a very nice and long lasting shine for your lips.

And I guess, that was it. All my favorite products from my make up bag, I use almost every day, if not all together at once at least some of it partly. Have you tried any of it? What are your ideas? Share your favorites on your instagram and tag me as @worldbyenrika would love to see what you like.

Thank you for reading and talk to you soon!

Love,
Enrika

 

Let’s talk about benefits from Benefit?

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My dear, Readers,

Last time I wrote it was last year! Can you believe that? Lately my life is a big rush. Don’t have time to do anything what I really want and like, which is a shame. But from today on, I will try my best to write my reviews, ideas, lookbooks and everything what I feel it can inspire you, more often ❤

So grab a cup of tea/coffee and start reading. Enjoy!

All the beauty bloggers/vloggers have been crazy about Benefit cosmetics lately and especially their brow products. Believe me or not, from all this media around me, I went to the closest Sephora and got myself a few bits and bops.

Let’s start with the Goof Proof  Brow Pencil. I really enjoyed for the first 2 weeks. It made easy to fill up the brows, shape a little bit in the direction I wanted and broom them, to keep it in place. But after those 2 weeks, the pencil got dry. I needed to draw for a minute on my hand to get the same texture as it was in a beginning. And as it is super slim, it was breaking all the time (I wasn’t pressing it hard!).

So my verdict would be: amazing in a beginning and a really bad product afterwards. You can get a much better quality product for much cheaper. Wouldn’t buy again.

Next one is It’s potent! Dark circle eye cream. It should fade your dark circles and smooth the skin. Does it fades the dark circles? NO. Does it moisturizes the under eye area? YES. Would I buy it again? Most likely not. 

As good advertising this cream has, but it doesn’t fade even a little bit the dark circles. Yes, it moisturizes a lot the under eye skin, and it feels smooth, concealer slides perfectly afterwords, but it doesn’t do the main job at least for my skin.

Let me know your thoughts and ideas, would be lovely to discuss it together.

Talk to you soon!

Enrika

 

 

Merry Christmas! Gingerbread cookies and a magical mood at home

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Merry Christmas my dear readers! ♥

My mood couldn’t be more festive, when I know that it’s only 3 days are left till Christmas! As I was sick for the last couple of days, I couldn’t stand my bed anymore and decided to bake gingerbread cookies. First time in my life!
It turned out simply fantastic and want to share the recipe with you. Maybe it will be a nice gift for somebody or your Christmas tree decorations.
Nonetheless, it is so nice to feel cozy at home with lights turned on, Christmas music playing and feeling cinnamon in the air.  

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You will need:

400g flour
100g butter
100g brown sugar
4 tbs. of honey
1 egg
1 t.s. baking powder
2 t.s. ground ginger
1 t.s. cinamon

      The process 

Blend the sugar, butter and a melted honey. Add one egg and mix it well.  Pour the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, grounded ginger and mix it one more time. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Place the chilled dough on a floured surface and roll a 0.5 cm ‘pancake’ and with a frames you have, squeeze it on a dough to make the biscuits.
Preheat the oven at 180C and bake for around 12 minutes. It is better to keep an eye, and maybe it will be enough to bake only for 10min.

Don’t forget to decorate it 🙂

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If you will try it, don’t forget to tag me in your instagram, so I could see it how you made it! 🙂
I wish you a very Merry Christmas. Full of joy, happiness, real emotions and love in your heart ❤

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Yours,
Enrika