The beauty tag

30 Beauty Questions Tag

1 . Do you remember your first makeup item?

I think so... it was a Maybelline Great Lash Mascara, my lashes are blonde and short, so even at my really young age, I was know that they need some deffinition.

2 . Describe your perfect mascara. Have you found one that fits your specifications?

Simple brush, which give maximum volume and length. Color should be blackest black or dark brown. Too Faced: Better Than Sex is nearly perfect. (or just the best CF one which I have ever tired)
3 . What kind of coverage do you prefer from foundation?

Depends on the occasion. I usually use BB or CC cream so light coverage on my day time,which has a high SPF protection. For special days or night I prefer a fuller coverage which used to be Estee Lauder Double Wear and now Charlotte Tilbury .

4 . Favorite high end brand?

Charlotte Tilbury.

5 . What cosmetic brands have you always wanted to try but still haven’t?

There is a lot: Kat Von D, Fenty, Chantecaille, Huda, Nudestix and Róen.

6 . Favorite drugstore brand?

I do not have, but The Body Shop which is close to price like drugstore.

7 . Do you wear fake eyelashes?

Really rare, only on occassions.

8 . Is there any kind of makeup you can’t leave the house without?

Even I am going to the little market or I have to take mascara as my lashes are so light, if I am leaving for longer time I need at least a concealer, bronzer, powder and of course mascara.

9 . What is your most cherised beauty product?

Highlighters: I have a few powders with different shades.

10 . How often do you shop for makeup? Do you like to pick up an item here and there or get lots of goodies at once?

I used to shop a lot: 2-3 items per month now I am more concious and try to enjoy and use up what I already own.

11. Do you have a “beauty budget” or you spend freely? 

I do not have a specific beauty one only a budget which I am using for my wants and this year I try to buy only 12 products in total, which is a challange of appriciation for myself. If you are interested, please read my budgeting methode here.

12. Do you utilize coupons, rewards cards and sales when you shop for cosmetics?

Try to, but it is not possible all the time, they are really the products to make a use of these coupons, rewards or sales.

13. What type of product do you buy the most of?

Lipsticks.

14. Is there a brand that you absolutely can’t stand?

All the brand have good and bad products, but I do not buy non-cruelty free products anymore.

15. Do you avoid certain ingredients in cosmetics like parabens or sulfates?

I try to skip all hars indregients as my skin is so sensitive: parabens, fraregens etc.

16. Do you have a favorite place to shop for makeup?

Online: cultbeauty or feelunique.

17. Do you like trying new skincare products or do you keep a certain routine? 

I have some favourites, but I also love to try out new skincare products.

18. Favorite bath and body brand?

Might be Lush.

19. If you could only buy from one brand, which brand would you choose?

Charlotte Tilbury.

20. What brand do you think has the best packaging?

I can not decide I love luxury packaging: Charlotte Tilbury, Hourglass, Lisa Eldridge or Tarte are so great in packaging.

21. Which celebrity always has great makeup?

Blake Lively

22. Do you belong to any online makeup communities?

I am in a makeup group at Facebook and also on a Hungarian makeup website.

23. 5 Favorite Beauty Gurus

Tati, Sam and Nic Chapman, Wayne Goss, Lisa Eldridge and The very French Girl

24. Do you like multifunctional products like lip and cheek stains?

Only Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge... I am still looking for its CF dupe, but I use bronzers as an eyeshadow all the time.

25. Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?

Hopefully not:)

26. Do you use makeup base/primer for the eyes?

I love to moisturize and SPF as a base before the CC cream, only use primer if I am going to a special event: I have Smashbox: Photo Finish Minize Pores Primer and Urban Decay Primer Potion in travel size.

27. How many hair products do you use on a typical day?

Just one: Argan Oil

28. What do you apply first, concealer or foundation?

Always foundation.

29. Do you ever consider taking makeup classes?

Yes, just I do not have time for a longer one.

30. What do you love about makeup?

Good makeup show a better of you, just feel good and you will look good.

My fashion trap

Hi lovelies, Today, I world like to talk about my style journey, where did I started and where am I at the moment? Back in my childhood my parents bought my clothes and shoes- usually before school year, for Christmas, namedays or birthdays we have received some clothes as well. With my siblings we haveContinue reading “My fashion trap”

Valentine’s day

Hi everyone!

Me and my husband do not really celebrate Valentine’s day as 14th February is his birthday… so he hates that all the cakes are heart-shaped and red hearts everywhere. Valentine day celebration comes from US, still not the most common in Europe… so we only get flowers or bonbons.

So even it is his day, we often have a slightly hint of Valentine:

No men on the Earth would say no to a nice black lace lingerie. This year I am looking for a Triangle bra and some nice panties:

perfume: a perfume has to be sexy, mysterious and classy for the night. I love Lancome: Tresor Midnight Rose or Carolina Herrera 212 Rose- I think I will choose that this year.

Red lipstick: my hubby does not fan of makeup, but he really likes the red lips with nothing else (honestly: seems like nothing else) I will go for my classic MAC: Ruby Woo

Rosé: we do like wines, drinking a glass of quality wine is just our way to finish up a nice day. Dry, fruity (berries) rosé always a nice choice for Valentine’s here my choices from Hungary (if you visit our country you should taste our wines as well).

If you are in Budapest on the 14th February, here is my top Concierge recommendations for Restaurants with special menu:

  • Legenda Dinner Cruise: two and a half hour candle lit dinner with your loved on the World Heritage Site of Danube Banks.
  • Zona Bistro by the Chain Bridge with a spectacular view, amazing food (even selected by her side and his side) and my favourite Kristinus wines.
  • Callas Café and Restaurant: if you wish to have something more classical in the city centre by the Opera

Xoxo

My ultimate packing list for Thailand

Hi everyone!

We have just arrived from our honeymoon, we sent 2 weeks in Thailand. Honestly, my packing was simply perfect: not over packed (18kg only from 30), had items for every occasions, so no extra purchase due to weather conditions or religious regulations. Read my packing list and hacks/tips by categories below:

Skin and hair care

This is my number 1 tip to keep the samples and make a use of them during your travel! Even thought hotels do provide toiletries, but the quality might not meets your expectations. Samples I brought: Mac lipscrub, Clinique: Prep start (15ml!) moisturizer, conditioners from Palette hair dye(from my sis), mini perfumes and shower gel (75ml!) which I have received from previous purchases at Douglas (like Sephora), small body lotion(60ml) from Body Shop box, Bobbi Brown oily make-up remover.

Full products:

  • shampoo by Yves Rocher
  • eye cream by Yves Rocher
  • 2 suncreams from Sundance (spf 30 and 25)
  • Aloe vera aftersun by Sundance
  • Nivea micellar wipes (25)
  • Zewa wet toilet paper (42)
  • box of Tampax
  • Tissue mask by Balea
  • Body Shop’s Wild Argan oil
  • toothpaste and toothbrush

Make-up:

At tropical weather you do not need so much of make-ups but a bit of course. For everyday I only used my Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara Waterproof version in travel size as my lashes are blondes… for day trips I was made a use of Bobbi Brown’s BB (fair shade) as it has spf 35, my Blonde BB brow pencil and L’Oreál  Perfect Slim liner, BB Sandwash Pink Lipcolor and used blocking film  paper instead of powder.

As for night outs was a bit more:

Eyes: MAC quarto of Brule, Naked Lunch, Girlie and Haux and BB Long-Wear Cream Shadow stick in Pink Sparkle

Face: MAC: Prep+Prime Transparent Finish Powder, Nars: Orgasm Blush, BB: Pale Pink cream blush, The Balm: Mary-Lou Manizer, BB: Bronzing Powder-Stonestreet, Maybelline:The Eraser Eye Concealer and BB: Foundation Stick (Beige)

Lips: MAC: Ruby Woo(Red) and Estee Lauder:Uninhibited (Pink)

Tools: I tried to use my hands, but eyelash curler, powder puff, my BB face blending and MAC 217 brush was on my help. (Of course comb, cotton buds and cotton pads)

Hacks: used ca. 5-6 beauty cases for makeup, skinhair, medical and electronic items like chargers.

If you are interest in make up check my previous post of LipsticksMy favMy hates

Shoes: flip-flops for the beach, swimshoe, my beloved Steve Madden Irine Black heeled sandal (for nights), my go to Vans Athentic and running shoe (for travel and training)- as you see these all blacks ex. my Nike just to be easier to get dressed.

Bags: Longchamp Le Pliage Shooping Bag in Navy (What I got for Christmas)and a Black leather Petrity crossbody

Clothes:

It was really strange checking my summer clothes in the middle of winter, so most of the clothes was already existed in my wardrobe. As for bikinis and swimsuits I tried to bring those which perfectly mixed together and finally I did not used my swimsuit…

I tried to bring clothes from natural fabrics like linen or cotton. I try to list and post some photos of them:

  • 2 dress for the beach
  • 3 shorts
  • 2 skirts
  • red evening dress for Lebua
  • yellow linen summer dress
  • 3 long Shirts
  • long linen trousers
  • black linen long dress
  • black jeans for travel
  • 2 pulovers for travel
  • jeans jacket
  • 2 T-Shirts and 3 tops and a body
  • nighties with dressingcrown
  • 8 pants
  • 5 pair of socks
  • 2 bras
  • sport bra, top and short

Hacks: as we had 3 hotels, so I tried to pack to be no need to unpack all the time, so folding the clothes 4 times to be able to see them and used IKEA ISTAD bags to save space in our bags.

More from my clothes: Asos haulMy minimalist wardrobe / alapruhatáram

My Brush kit

I do not have a lot of brush like a youtuber or vlogger, sometimes I feel I have to purchase some more, so here is my current collection. As you can read here that I am a lipstick kind of person so I have lack of eye brushes as well. My list is rather for a starting kit.

FACE:

MAC 190 – Classic flat foundation brush: I like to apply stick (cream)

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my)foundation and creme blush with it.

Real Techniques- Expect Face Brush- My go to foundation brush, it is so good to blend liquid foundation, having short whites like a duo fibre brush, but it is not that (I used to have a duo fibre brush just it was too big for my face).

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Bobbi Brown-Face Blender: from real hairs luxurious brush. Often use it just to touch up and blend everything together, but I love bronzer application with it, sometimes I do use it for blush or highlighter or powder.

Real Techniques- Blush Brush: Point, fluffy blush brush. I love its flawless finish. Synthetic also a bit duo fibre brush for powder blush.

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Bobbi Brown- Powder brush: real hair shaped brush, just love this pricy giant angel:)

img_2063 IL-Makiage- Powder: First face brush I have ever bought, not bad even bigger than BB’s one and sometimes hairs falling out of it, unfortunately bought it for a way much more than what it worst, these times we did not really have shops to buy brushes… Rarely I use if the BBs is just too dirty.img_2062 MAC-194 Dou Fibre Fan brush: I do not think it is still exists, but it is a really cool highlighter brush and sometimes I use it for blush or bronzer.img_2069 Real Techniques-Setting Brush: I am having serious circles under my eyes, so a good setting brush for powder to fix the concealer is really important….img_2070 EYES:

MAC-217: just the perfect blending brush, I should buy one more or a ZOEVA dupe… love it so so much.

img_2071 MAC- 266: Small Angeled brush for powder or gel liner or powder for eyebrows, a real multitasking brush.img_2072 Douglas- Eye brush: my oldest brush,bought it back highschool, real fur flat eye brush for powder eyeshadow.

Essence-Eyeshadow: the most cheapest brush I have, thicker than the previous one and synthetic, I only use it for paintpot.

Paris Berlin-10 and Ebelin-Liner: I tend to use gelliners, so these guys just for that reason.

LIP:

No name lip brush I think from DM or Rossmann but real fur, personally I do not really use it, but it is good if I want to use my lipsticks on someone else…small and handy.

Yes I should buy some new, comment below if you have suggestions!

with love,

M

My Sephora wishlist

Hi everyone!

People says that the best way to save your money from Sephora is to live in a country without Sephora. Well, it somehow it is true, but in the other hand I am always going to Sephora when I am abroad with my saved money (or asking some friends) and spend it. Like last time:

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To tell the truth, here in Hungary we do have a lot of other possibilities to buy skin care and makeup products at parfumeries like Marrionnaud, Mueller or Douglas, pharmarcy, drogerie or Brand stores like Mac, Bobbi Brown or Estee Lauder.

Skincare is not so interesting at Sephora for me as we have Glamglow, Clinique or Khiehl’s here, so I gonna focus on make up wishes.

RE-PURCHASE

Laura Mercier- Foundation Primer-oily free: my absolute My fav beauty product of 2017

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Too Faced- Better Than Sex Mascara

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THINGS  THAT WANNA TRY FOR AGES

Laura Mercier- Translucent Loose Setting Powder

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Kat Von D-Tatoo Liner

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Anastasia Beverly Hills- Dipbrow Pomade

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I do not have so many eyeshadow palettes, so might be it is time to buy one, here my top list too be owned, let me to know which is your favourite! Read: My bridal make up

Anastasia Beverly Hills- Modern Renaissance

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Urban Decay- Naked Palettes

Any of Tarte or Too Faced

MINI SIZE

People do say to do not purchase these mini travel sizes, but I think it is really nice to try something for the half of the original size (hopefully will not be a part of my My most hated beauty products.). I think that is the category, which I will just decide on spot based on my budget…

Benefit Cosmetics- Hoola Bonzer Mini

Nars- Radiant Creamy Concealer

Hourglass-Ambient series

Becca- Wake up call kit

Kat Von D- Mother of All Mini lipstick duo

Fenty Beauty- Bomb Baby Mini lip and face set

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Let me know which are your favourites! Of course I will not purchase them all…

 

My lipsticks

Hello everybody!

I am a big fan of lip focused make up, really like to leave my eyes natural and applying some mascara only and put some lip color on. Before you reading most of the products will be professional or high-end product, only a few of them liquid. I have collected from my bags together:)

Nudes:

Rimmel- Lasting Finish by Kate 03- Coral Nude: it is a matte, mauve pink with some brown, coral in it

L’Oréal- Color Riche J Lo’s Nude- sheer finish, so not long lasting, bit sparkling and really feminem nude

Bobbi Brown- Lip Color Sandwash Pink 22- that is my perfect nude, exactly my lip color, last 3-4 hours, pretty mauve pink nude

NYX- Lingerie Embellishment- was the perfect new nude color for me from 2017. It is not a real nude for me, but I love this solid  and extraordinary: purple/brown/pink nude

Pinks:

MAC- Angel: I was thinking whether is a nude or pink, but rather a baby pink on me. It is from Frost range, so slightly shimmery light pink.

Rimmel- The Only 1 Peachy- Beachy- Do not really use this color, because it is a very summer color and fits well on more sunkissed skin. It is having a really nice creme matte finish, color is a bright pink with peach.

Estée Lauder- Pure Color Coral Sun 69- it was my very first luxurious lipstick, still love that creamy peach/ coral pink, it is deeper than Peachy-Beachy so more wearable for me on summer time even at work.

Estée Lauder- Pure Color Envy Matte Uninhibited 409- one of the newest so luxy bright pink color

Bobbi Brown- Liquid Art Stick Lily- other bright pink, just bit lighter than Uninhibited and as it is a liquid semi matte lipstick the finish is totally different. Also a summer color for me.

MAC-All Fired Up- retro matte formula, so very dry and super long lasting bright pink (blue undertone) with a bit of red, that was my bridal lipstick so lovely on the pictures.

Read the story here

Reds:

Bobbi Brown- Luxe Lip Color Sunse Orange 29- it is an orange with a bit of red, beautiful bright color with creamy matte finish and long lasting

MAC- Ruby Woo- I do not think I have to describe this cult red color: retro matte with blue undertone

Bobbi Brown- Luxe Lip Color Parisienne Red 28- same really wearable formula as the other luxe lip, yellow undetoned red.

Essence-Velvet Matt 18- cherry red lipstick, matte but not as long wearing as BB or MAC

Too Faced- Melted Matte Lady Balls- Bright red matte liquid lipstick, deeper than Ruby Woo or Parisienne Red

Deep:

MAC- Fashion Revival- Matte formula aubergine color. AW color

Estée Lauder-Pure Color Love Rose Xcess 120- purple brown color, but not as aubergine as FR above and not as full intensive… (even it is seems very much the same on the swatches)

MAC- Sin- Classic Deep Brown Matte lipstick like my mom had in the 90s

Of course I also have two lip glosses and big fav Clarins Lipprotector 🙂

My fav beauty product of 2017

At the end of the year, let me introduce my favourite new product. Litelly, they are new launch in Hungary or first time bought abroad.

Haircare:

Yves Rocher: Pureté

Eventhought my hair is not so oily, but it makes that so lightweight and calm Down my scalp. No parabens and silicone is a plus.

The Body Shop: Wild Argan Oil Miracle Solid Oil

Really love this compact packaging, this is enough for ages and even you can use it for body as well. It is just knocked L’Oreál elséve oil for me.

Facecare:

L’Oreál Paris:Pure Clay Glow Mask

Brightens and exfoliates well and Finally on the high street…

The Body Shop:Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Night Mask

I do not use all the range of Tea Tree, only this as day time I rather moisturing my skin, but cleans my mixed Skin from the blemishes during the Night so well.

Skinfood: Egg White Pore Form

Just gentil remove the make up and clean the face with Korean beauty cult.

Makeup:

Laura Mercier: Foundation Primer (oily free)

Best and most outstanding primer I have even tried. Really lightweight and perfect under Estee Lauder Double wear. This was my first product from the Brand, but want to try some of the other as well.

Maybelline: Instant Age Rewind

I own the shade Light, I would not say this is my best concealer ever, but it is the best from drugstore and the packaging is ideal for travelling. Finally they lauched in October or September in Hungary.

The Balm: Mary-Lou Manizer

Also this year lauched here, this cult product. Beautiful light golden highlighter is just the Perfect luminizer.

Nars: Orgasm blush

Finally I got this beautiful and iconic simmery powder blush, normally I prefer matte but this is just … no words.

Estée Lauder: Pure Color Love- Rose Xcess(120)

So luxurious package with a really pretty autumn/Winter color. It is a Sheer Matte lipstick, so not dries down the lips. Orginally I was looking for 230 color, but then I changed my mind. Shape was a bit weird for the very first time, but easier to Apply.

Too Faced: Melted Matte- Lady Balls

Till we did not meet I hated liquid lipsticks, but this is much more better than all the other I have ever tried. Dries quickly and stay in place for a long time. Might need to buy some other colors as well. Lip primer is a need underneath.

Nyx: Lingerie- Embellishment

Deep nude (mauve purple) color, but I hate the rest of the colors of the range, might be this is something else in the ingredients…

Real Techniques: setting brush

Tiny powder brush, which is really cheap, eventhought it is synthetic it is works well with powder. So multifuncional bit dou fibre brush. What I use for: powder under the eyes, blending the edges or hightlighter.

Stay turned for my negative list 🙂

Our Christmas

Most important in Christmas is to visit your family, get together and have fun like we do. I love the prepairation, to be cooking everything on the 23rd and 24th  December, decorating the Christmas tree in the morning- and after how our cats plays with it or to see the fire in the fireplace ( unfortunatelly we had to skip it this year as it was extremly warm) get dressed up nicely, listening and singing Christmas songs on. So Georgeous.

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He was just sitting on the trash while I was baking 🙂

My outfit and makeup:

I just kept it simple (and forget my shoe)- it was a family event style of course.

Green pleated midi skirt-Asos haul

Shirt from Promod really modest style with some colors

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White pulover in case of cold weather.

Make up:

It was really simple with BB cream, my Nars Orgasm blush, black mascara, Mary Lou Highlighter even to my eyelids and the Lady Ball Red Liquid Lipstick from Too Faced.

YSL-Black Opium Floral Shock was my parfume of the day.

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For Christmas moms arround the world do a crazy tons of foods. I do not know whether it is a competition to prepair that enormous portions, that the hole family can not eat for twice or what… At least we do not need to cook till New Years:)

Our menu was the following: (really tasty)

I am a foodporn addict so made most of the plats photographed:)

Garlic and Honey (for our Health)

Roasted Duck liver (medium well)

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Pheasant Soup with veggie and meatballs

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Stuffed cabbage with sour cream (tradional menu here: made of pork with rice in a ball and rolled in sour cabbage and then cooked with paprika- ours not heavy, lack of fat)

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Roasted Duck with mashes potatoes and purple cabbage

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Ananas Cake (which was made by me with wholegrain  flour just the cream was not perfect… it was looked like some sponge with cream and ananas, but it was tasty:))

Prepairing the table for the dinner:

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Roasted pike perch with rice

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Tiramisu

Of course we also had salty cakes, bejgli (rolled cake filled with wallnut or poppy seed) and the best bonbon: Szaloncukor (Stühmer is a quality one)

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After a lot of eating and drinking, we played some games instead of watching TV.

I am a really big fan of that family event, but due to work I had to come bak to Budapest on the 25th December. It is definitely one of the worst thing working on a Christmas day. Specially people not nicer or more understandable or anything…

If you love my last Christmas post of 2017, chek out The present I gotGifts I giveMy charity box and My Christmas wishlist