My first makeup bag 

Buying makeup can be so overwhelming. And if your a total beginner things can get ugly! So I hope to give you some ideas to create a whole makeup bag that can take you from day to night with easily applicable products! 

  

General rule: When buying makeup for the first time stick to cheaper products until you find what you like and works best for you. 

Face:

  

If you have a pretty clear face a BB cream is a must! If not go for a foundation with more coverage. I did not include a concealer and a primer because to me they don’t make a huge difference and you shouldn’t get overwhelmed by a huge amount of products.

What I suggest

  • Garnier BB cream according to your skin type
  • Maybelline dream satin liquid foundation
  • Maybelline Super stay better skin powder

  

For cheeks the Estée Lauder signature powder blush no 19 is great because you can use it as a blush as well as a light bronzer. 

Eyes: 

  

For eye shadow stick to not as pigmented neutrals. The outcome will not be as strong but it will be extremely difficult to mess it up!

What I suggest: 

  •  Maybellne The Nudes pallete

  

Sticking to the same vibe go for a felt tip eyeliner as it is more easily applied! For a bolder look you can go over it with a liquid eyeliner.

What I suggest:

  • Sephora felt tip eyeliner, classic line 
  • Seventeen mascara X-TRAOIRDINAIRE, black 01
  • Maybelline mascara Lash sensational

Lips:  Rules always have exceptions! I would definitely splurge on a red lipstick because it’s a classic! Lastly a makeup bag is not complete without an everyday nude lipstick.

  
What I suggest:

  • Yves Saint Laurent rouge pur couture 35
  • Rimmel by Kate Moss 01
  • Koress guava 13 natural pink   

What was your first makeup product? Let me know in the comments below!

    The weirdest DIY “photography studio”

    Most normal bloggers have to deal with crappy lighting and mediocre phone cameras. So do I! So people definitely ask me “how do you get semi presentable photos?” Unfortunately if you don’t own photography lights the only other chance for a good shot is natural lighting. So a sunny day is your best ally. But unless you want to look like a crazy person shooting a flat lay in the middle of the street you have to do it inside the house. You will need:

    • A big sunny window
    • A cute (preferably white ) blanket 
    • A big surface 

    Set your blanket as your background on the area that the window is overlooking and use your phone to take the photos. Some editing and the photos are ready to be posted.  If it works it’s not stupid!

      How do you take photos for your blog? Share your advice in the comments below!

      A scent to remember 

      I love the idea of people smelling a particular smell and immediately connecting it to me. With a billion of amazing fragrances in the market you could wear a different one every day for your whole life. It is tempting to say the least. But it’s really amazing to think my friends, my family, my boyfriend are somewhere smelling a girl wearing the same cologne and instantly think about me. I love walking out of a room knowing that whoever walks in next will know I was there. I love when my boyfriend says I miss your smell I know exactly what he talks about. It took me years to find a smell that I loved and suited me, my character and I what I wanted to show the world. And I found it. That smell for me is Dior Addict.

      Dior Addict Eau de Parfum unleashes fresh and captivating top notes that blend Mandarin Leaf with Tunisian Orange Blossom. 

      Intense and vibrant, it reveals a powerful heart of Jasmine Sambac Absolute that blossoms with soft femininity and sensuality. The base unfurls in the deep and exquisite warmth of Bourbon Vanilla. 

      A soft and seductive trail tinged with light. 

      Although it is the perfect smell for me I unfortunately realized that although amazing for the colder months it was to heavy for Greece’s hot summers. So I had to make a compromise. I decided to wear my favorite perfume for as long as it’s cold outside and switch it when the weather starts to get warmer. So I went in search again for the perfect summer scent. I chose Armani Code,  a fresh, sexy, feminine blend of zesty blood orange, ginger, and pear sorbet softened with hints of sambac jasmine, orange blossom, and lavender honey, warmed with precious woods and vanilla.

      There is definitely a theme! Everyone is different some people have a signature scent and some don’t. Either way check these two out. You might fall in love like I did or maybe you’ll have to keep searching a bit longer. Your perfect scent is out there. 

      What is your favorite scent? Let me know in the comments below. Maybe you’ll be the reason I’ll decide to switch things up!!!

      What I love about winter 

       
      It’s that time of year AGAIN!!! I love those cold months. There are these particular moments when the weather is really dull, it’s raining outside and you’re snuggled in your oversized sweater drinking hot chocolate and watching old classic movies that make you feel sooo nostalgic. Or when you sit for literally days doing nothing but getting lost in the pages of your favorite book. And then comes the holidays. No matter where you live or what you celebrate we all get the chance to be with friends and family and just feel blessed and loved. I love all those things. So we should cherish and feel grateful about those moments and enjoy them as much as we can because these will be the happy memories of our future!!!!