Monday, 9 May 2016

Rebel

Recently, Makeup Geek released some gorgeous new shades into their eyeshadow line. Being a huge Makeup Geek lover, I had to snag some goodies for my collection. I have to say, the eyeshadows that I ordered, did not disappoint. One in particular, called Rebel, caught my eye. It is such a unique colour. The best way I can describe it is as a blue based purple with a gold shift. It inspired me to do a tutorial using this colour and this is what I came up with.




Products Used

Face




  • Becca Priming Filter: lightly applied to the face.
  • Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Foundation: applied a small amount to the face and blended out the product.
  • NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Honey: applied a small amount under the eyes, mainly to the inner portion of the eyes. This concealer has a peachy undertone which will help to tone down any darkness.
  • Prep+Prime Pen in Light Boost: applied lightly underneath the eyes to bring light and extra coverage to the area.
  • NARS Liquid Bronzer in Laguna: applied to the sides of my forehead, cheekbones and chin to add a natural bronze.
  • Too Faced Soleil Bronzer: applied to the same areas of the face, as the liquid bronzer. This just helps to set the liquid bronzer.
  • Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder in Medium: applied to the sides of the forehead, hollows of the cheekbones to add a light and natural contour to the face. 
  • NARS Lustre Blush: applied to the apples to the cheeks and blended into the bronzer, to give the face a healthy flush.
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills That Glow Kit Palette: combined Dripping in Gold and Starburst highlighters together and applied to the highest points of the face where light would naturally hit.
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade: applied to highlight the shape of the brows and to fill in any sparse areas.


  • Eyes




  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer: applied to the whole eye to prevent any creasing or uneven colour.
  • Makeup Geek Fashion Addict Eyeshadow: blended into the crease for colour and depth. I wanted this colour to show, so I bleed it in to the outer corners to blend with Rebel. This eyeshadow was also applied to the lower lash line to blend out Indian Ink.
  • Makeup Geek Rebel Eyeshadow: applied to the lid only.
  • MAC Indian Ink Eyeshadow (PRO): applied to the outer corners of the eye for depth and drama. Indian Ink was also smudged on the lash line, to give a messy liner look. I also went in with this eyeshadow to the lower lash line, avoiding the inner portion of the eye.
  • MAC Solar White Eyeshadow (LE): applied to the tear duct for brightness as well as to the brow bone, only underneath the arch of the brow.
  • Tate Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara: applied to both top and bottom lashes.
  • I am also wearing unknown lashes but if you want a natural lash I would recommend Ardell Demi Wispies.


  • Lips




  • Stila Baci Liquid Lipstick: applied evenly on the lips.
  • Saturday, 30 April 2016

    Mostar & Croatia

    It was time, time for another trip! Back in late March I went on a vacation with my family. We decided to go home, visit some family and of course, explore. We were away for 2 weeks and every day was filled with adventure and joy. I don't know what it is about travelling, but it really makes me feel alive and happy... it makes me feel most like myself.

    The first 5 days of the trip were spent in a little city called Mostar. Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Which happens to be my birth place and where I spent the first 10 years of my life. It was very strange to be there, just because everything is so different when you're so little, compared to when you're an adult. The whole time there was spent with family.



    Mostar. It's the city of rock. Absolutely beautiful, so much culture!


    The effects of war. It was sad to see this. 


    Stari Most which translates to "old bridge". A gorgeous view in Mostar.


    After Mostar, we went on the longest ride ever to Dubrovnik, Croatia. I have to say that Dubrovnik was my favourite. If you have ever thought about going to Dubrovnik, I say don't even think, just go. Dubrovnik is a magical place. The city is surrounded by the sea. There is so much history and culture. So much to see, to learn and to explore.





    The architecture is breath taking. There are lots of cute shops and so much delicious food. The best part is that your view is this.


    I was really happy. I didn't know where to look.





    I've always been obsessed with art so visiting churches is a must for me - they are filled with artwork. This church in particular was huge, the photos do not show it well enough. Construction began in 1699 and was completed in 1725. 


    I couldn't stop staring at the ceiling. I wonder what it would be like to paint something like that. So inspiring!


    This was a different church. Smaller but just as beautiful and different.


    Love that detail!


    We had some espresso by the water. Espresso is a new obsession of mine. I have to say the coffee in Europe is incomparable to what I've had in North America.




    Dubrovnik as the sun was setting. 


    The view from our hotel room.


    Sadly, we were only in Dubrovnik for a day. We got to see a lot but I can't wait to come back and see even more! Next stop, Makarska. Again, we were here only for a day (visiting family), but I managed to take a couple of photos.


    Beautiful view of Makarska




    Trogir was the next city we went to. We stayed here for the reminder of our trip but drove to different cities we wanted to check out. Trogir is a small town with lots of character and history. I was told that they filmed parts of Game of Thrones here.


    15th century castle


    It was closed but I decided to take a photo through the key hole. Too curious for my own good. 


    Enjoying the beautiful sunshine and weather with my sister.


    I love the palm trees.


    Taken at a tourist shop in Trogir. It was filled with beautiful sea side items. I couldn't buy it, I feel they belong in the water. But I'm a total hypocrite, I did buy a shell.






    Magical.


    Part of this amazing restaurant we went to in Trogir. The food was delicious and the people were so friendly. What a view.


    This sweet little baby that I had the pleasure of sharing my food with. Croatia is filled with cats and I shared my food with a lot of them. 






    Next, we went to Split. I've been to Split when I was a child and it left such an impression on me. Naturally, I was really excited to go back. It was so beautiful. Split is a bigger city than any of the other cities we visited.







    A lot of Roman influence. How beautiful is this?



    Wish I spoke Latin, it would be useful here.



    Exploring with my sister.


    I was really drawn to this building and I think it is because of the sculptures.


    We had lunch here. The food was excellent!




    Sibenik, Croatia. A city I've never been to. Just like all the others, it was filled with history and beauty at every corner.


    A beautiful place to have an espresso at.




    Church under construction.



    This stained glass was so stunning. Photo does not do it justice. 





    We climbed St. Michael's Fortress in Sibenik. Construction lasted from the 15th-17th century. It is 70m above sea level.



    The view from the top.



    Note: All photos belong to me.

    That's all folks! I hope this post was enjoyable for whoever reads it. I hope it inspires you in your every day life. I hope it gives you the courage to go somewhere new and explore. Personally, I love to travel and I wish I could travel for a living. There is so much to see and do on this extraordinary planet that we are so fortunate to live on.

    Wish you all safe and adventurous travels!