Lipstick Addict

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If you read my introduction post, then you know that I’ve said that I’m obsessed with lipsticks. Well, today I wanna show you my collection and talk about some of my favorites. I know, I know. No person needs that amount of lip products as you can see on the picture, where I basically threw everything I had in a big box onto my bed. And to be honest i didn’t bought all of them myself, some of them were gifts.
A love a good bright lipstick and I have a lot of them! I might not wear all of them all the time, but I try to use them all as much as possible.
Nude lipsticks are great, but there’s something about bright, berry-toned lipsticks that makes my heart sing!
I don’t know why and when I picked a habit of having at least 3 different lip products with me all the time, but you can always find a lip balm, a lip pencil and sometimes 2 lipsticks I’m my bag. I’m not sure why I do that, but having different choices aren’t that bad I guess.

So without rambling on more, let me introduce you my favorite lipsticks.


So here are the swatches of them. I’m going to talk about them in order from the top to the bottom.

1. Maybelline color sensational in 160 Cosmo Pink

Although I said that I prefer bright colors, you can see, that I started with the nudes.
I love this lipstick. When I bought it, I didn’t think that i would wear it a lot. But I was wrong! This is one of my most used lipsticks.
It’s comfortable on the lips, you can build the color to be more opaque, or you can make it look not sheer, but not too full, it has a good wear time, although it will of course disappear after eating, but it’s a cream finish, so it’s obvious. And the smell! Oh, I absolutely love it! It has a chocolate scent (at least in my opinion it’s chocolate).
If you on the hunt for a good creamy lipstick with a good pay-off, then maybe try these ones. There are a lot of colors and different finishes (I’m not exactly sure, because there aren’t a number on their website)

Here’s a link to all of the Maybelline lip products

2. Dior Addict in 578 Diorkiss

This is probably my all time favorite lipstick. Again, just like with the Maybelline one, I didn’t know if I would like it or not. As you can see on the photo, it’s a mini version. I bought it in a set with a mascara (I don’t remember the name, because I didn’t like it). I’m a fan of Dior as a brand (makeup, clothing line, jewelry and etc.). Although their make could have some hits and misses, I still love some of their products.
My mini has a different formula than my full size (yes, I have a full size of that color too, it was one of the gifts from besties, shoutout to Lo and Roxy 👋🏻🤗). To be honest I haven’t really tried and tested the new formula, so right now I can’t tell you how different they are. I swatched the new formula ones and I liked it, but it was long time ago, so I can’t tell you anything specific. I’m not going to just copy the information from the website if I can’t tell you if I agree with it. I’m not touching my full size, until my mini is gone.
Sorry about the rambling. Back to the point.
The old formula is beautiful. Just like the Maybelline one, it swatches sheer at first, but you can build it. But it’s thinner consistency than Cosmo Pink. It’s a hydrating and super comfortable lipstick. Not surprised that a lot if people love these lipsticks. It’s perfect for every occasion.

3. Kiko Milano Smart Lipstick 913

This lipstick came to me all the way from Italy (another shoutout to my beautiful friend Ann).
I have two of the smart lipsticks. One is red, so I don’t wear it that often. Ann always raved about Kiko, so when it was sale in Italy, I asked her to bring me this too colors.
It’s a gorgeous lipstick. It’s comfortable, it’s creamy, has a nice smell to it, gives a good pay-off. There’s nothing bad to say about these lipsticks.
I can’t seem to find this Smart lipsticks on any versions on the website. They probably discontinued them.

4 and 5. Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate lipstick 31 (swatch 4) and 30 (swatch 5)

I’m going to talk about these two together.
Love this lipsticks for autumn and winter. Although I say I love them, there are pros and cons. These lipsticks has a rich pigment, they are creamy, and although they maybe a bit thicker than over lipsticks I’m talking about today, they are pretty comfortable and you don’t really feel them on. These are the pros of these lipsticks.
Now to the cons. Be careful when you apply it. Try to wear it with a liner, so they won’t move or bleed. Maybe don’t use it on days when your lips are dry, it won’t look good. But my personal con, the biggest one, is the smell! I can look past moving or not looking the best, but the smell! Every time I use it, I need some time to get used to the smell. There’s too much fragrance.
These lipsticks aren’t too bad, just be careful applying it and if you don’t mind the smell, then go for it!

6. Rimmel Lasting finish Colour Rush 220 Rumor has it

This lipstick thankfully don’t have an awful smell! It’s a hybrid between the lipstick and the lipgloss. It’s like a lacquer. I have a 3 of this lipstick/lip crayon (call it whatever) and they apply easily, wear time is good, they’re pigmented. The only thing that’s different from other lipsticks I’ve talked about is that you can feel it on your lips, but it’s not an uncomfortable feeling.
Can’t seem to find this one too.
I hope this post was informative and helpful. Let me know what you think of it.
If you’ve tried any of these lipsticks, I’d like to hear what you have to say about them.

See you next time! xo


Skincare & Haircare Favorites

IMG_8895You know how youtubers and bloggers are always talking about their monthly favorites? Well, for the first time I have favorites too. Which surprised me to be honest, because it’s so rare that I love something so much that I can’t stop talking about them.

I’m in no way an expert in makeup or skincare, so I can only really tell you how felt using any of the products I’m going to mention in this post.

So, with that in mind, let me introduce you to my favorite products of this past few months. And by the way, I don’t have a professional camera, so all the photos are taken on my iPad. I tried my best to make sure everything looks as clear as it’s possible.

I’m going to break it down into different categories.

Lets start with skincare products:


1. Ultra Facial Toner by Kiehl’s

I’ve been using this toner for about 2 years now I absolute LOVE it. I can’t see myself changing it soon. I’ve tried different toners but this one is definitely the best one for me. It’s moisturizing and hydrating, unlike others which will dry my already dry type skin and will make it uncomfortably tight.
Even if I would only use this toner, still my face would be grateful for it.
This is the description you can find on the website
-Helps refine surface texture
-Gently removes surface debris and remaining residue while hydrating and comforting skin
-Non-alcohol formula
-PH-balanced for optimal comfort

If for some reason I haven’t used it for a few days, and then apply it, I feel like my skin can breathe again and it’s alive. I know it’s a pricier brand than some other, but when it comes to my skin I try not to think about the price tag, especially if it’s a long lasting product. Usually I can use this toner for about 10 months, so paying its price for a ten-month long using time is acceptable in my eyes. And of course you can probably find something else that would be budget-friendly and a good product, so don’t think that you must run towards Kiehl’s. They usually have samples so try it first, if you’re interested, when think if you really need it.

2. Hyloronic Acid 2% + B5 by The Ordinary

This is a hydrating serum and for me it’s magical. I accidentally found this brand whilst scrolling down on ASOS and decided to look at what they’ve got. I saw that their products has a reasonable pricing, so that was a bonus. At that moment I needed something moisturizing and hydrating for my skin, so when I read the description of HA 2% + B5, I immediately knew I needed it. It’s a pretty simple serum in my opinion, it’s basically a product that will hydrate, plump your skin and make it look healthy. At least, for someone like me, who barely knows anything about skincare, it was a straight forward description.
I like to mix it sometimes with my Bobbi Brown corrector and put it all over my face and it looks beautiful, you wouldn’t even know that I have makeup on. It’s definitely going to be a staple in my skincare routine. My skin definitely likes me for using this serum alongside Ultra Facial Toner. Sometimes that mixture is enough and I don’t use creams after.

3. Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado by Kiehl’s

I’m only 23, but I already have little lines under my eyes and that area can be dry, so make up wouldn’t look good a lot of times if I don’t use anything under. As I was working at Jo Malone London and Kiehl’s was near, I had an opportunity to try out few of their products (samples). Girls, whom I worked with, raved about this cream so after trying it out myself I decided to buy a smaller version as everyone told me that it’s going to be more than enough (which is try). I had a stage of loving it, when not really seeing any difference, but after a bit of a break from using it, I could tell that it does its work. I can see now the difference when I have the cream on and when I don’t. My under eye skin feels moisturized

4. Almond Milk & Honey Body Lotion by The Body Shop


I absolutely LOVE this collection! I’m a bit mad that it’s a limited collection and not a permanent range. Love Body Shop in general, but this collection stole my heart (just like 2 years ago Glazed Apple Christmas collection stole my heart and then they decided to discontinue it!). It says on the packaging that it’s for dry and sensitive skin, but I actually think that it can suit anyone (at least I think so, because some of my friends who has a normal skin and they seem to love it). I have most of the collection, but hope to buy backups before it’s gone. It doesn’t stick, it sinks in almost immediately, leaving your skin feeling soft, smooth, and smelling divine! I don’t know about the 48 hour claim, but everything else is perfect about this product. If you love Body Shop, then check it out while it’s still in stores, I believe it’s on sale in different countries now!



1. Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3

I’ve been dying my hair in the style that’s called balayage for over a year, so you can imagine it had to be bleached quite a lot. My natural hair is curly, dry, and frizzy. I knew that I would have to take extra care of my hair after I’d bleach it. Olaplex is expensive, but I’ve heard/read so much good stuff about it, that I decided to try it myself and I can honestly see why everyone’s praising the brand. Every time I use it, I can see and feel, that my hair is shiny, smooth and less frizzy. I don’t even need to put oils after using Olaplex most of the time! I usually leave it for about 30 minutes and then I just wash my hair as usual.

2. Total Results Silk Wonder by Matrix & Grapeseed Glossing Serum by The Body Shop

I decided to combine my thoughts on both of these products because I found myself loving them even more when I use them mixed together. I’ve used them alone and love them both, but ones my hair was feeling particularly dry and I decided to mix these two and it worked perfectly. My hair is smooth, silky, and shiny, plus it feels like my hair is moisturized. There’s not much to say about these two products but that they do work for me and I love them.

3. Coconut Oil Hair Shine by The Body Shop

I love this oil because it has a waxy texture and it’s perfect for defining my curls and making it look sleek. It does make your hair smoother and adds shine just like it says on a packaging. I use it when my hair is wet, I feel like it works best that way for me and it kind of sets. There’s not much more to say then it’s a great product. Oh, and sometimes I use all three oils together(the ones I’ve talked about before and this one. I know, I’m crazy 😜)

I hope  you liked this post and maybe found something you’re now interesting in. Hopefully it was a helpful post.

Let me now what you think about these products if you’ve tried any and I’d like to know what you’ve been loving lately.

See you next time! xo

You can be enough

You can break, you can cry,
You can hide, you can stop
Being something you’re not.
Cover up all your scars,
Loose yourself in the dark.
Let everything fall apart,
Feel your heart breaking.

Close your eyes.
Find all of the broken pieces.
Heal the heart.
Take some time
To find yourself again.

Don’t apologize.
Let them see real you.
Flaws and all,
Except yourself.
You can be whole.
You can be enough.

Few days ago I found myself unable to focus on anything, I think I had some sort of a verbal diarrhea. It was a sea or maybe even an ocean of words….I had to let them out somehow. It’s definitely not a poem. Not at all. I’m yet to right something poetic. I don’t even know if any of it makes any sense, but I needed to get it out of my head and my chest (I guess my heart needed that too).
I’m not sure why am I even doing this, maybe I need someone to see/read this.
Enough rambling, I should probably go to sleep.
See you next time (even if it’s going to happen in a few months like I usually do 😂🙈) xo


Why am I not surprised that I haven’t posted anything for what feels like a million years? But I’m not even going to try to find an excuse for that. It’s not as easy as it seems.

I didn’t want to write diary/story time type of posts for a while, but whilst I was studying (I’m a part time student so I had 2,5 weeks of studying) few things happened. In this post I’ll talk about one particular situation and person.

Once again I’ve learned that you have to be very careful with choosing people who’s going to be in your circle of friends. At uni I have a small group of girls I’m friends with, but with one of them I never really felt a connection. I mean, I can be friendly with her, we shared lots of good memories, laughter and all, but something was missing.

I’m one of those people who always more than happy to help someone at any question. But there has to be some kind of a limit. Clearly that girl hadn’t, which is sad… cause stepping into a new chapter of education (let’s call it like that) I decided that after almost 4 years of constantly helping one person with things she could do herself, that’s it. I’m only helping myself and to other girls who rarely ask for any help, because they know that it’s their task to do something and they need it at the end, not me. And I know that in return they would always help me without a doubt, but that girl would rather die than do something for someone else.

When you don’t come to any of the classes in 2,5 weeks term, you have to understand that there can be consequences. Okay, I understand that you can’t predict when you’re going to get ill, but you know everything you have to do to finish the term, especially when you just have to sit in front of a computer for like 5-10 min, what’s the problem then? Oh, yeah, because then you won’t be able to call me names for not even saying “yes” or “no”, you prefer to create a drama, texting our mutual friend saying how awful I am and all. When my friend sent those messages to me, I was in a shock for the next few days. No, I was mad, not in shock. All of my other friends are pissed with her too, cause everyone knew that I was the only stupid one, who would help her. No more though. Nothing in this world comes on a silver platter, learn to be self-dependent.

Few days later when I saw her, I pretended that I didn’t know about anything she said to my friend and fear not, she was acting as if nothing happened. Girl’s going to learn a hard way that you don’t say what she said about me without consequences. It’s so hard to really piss me off, but she did a good job, so we’ll see who’s going to laugh next January.

When I first heard JoJo’s song called “F.A.B.”, I knew that at some point in my life that’s going to be like a hymn, but who knew it’ll be that fast! 😂🙈 Just take a listen of that song if you’re in the same situation as me right now.

Don’t let anyone use you! If you’re someone, like me who’s rarely says no, then learn how to do it! You’re not someone’s slave or a puppy, you owe them nothing. So if you feel like someone’s pushing you to do something, don’t be shy to push them back.

See you next time! xo

Birthday Girl!

It’s your birthday! We’re gonna party like it’s your birthday!

So 28th March is my birthday! Woohoo! 🎉


I love getting birthday wishes from my friends and family, but this year I want to wish myself something too. I think that it’s so important to think about yourself sometimes. I usually tend to put everyone around me first and forget about my own self.

This post is not going to be a long one, but I feel like I need to write it.

Dear me,

I wish you all of the happiness in the world! May all of your wishes come true! May you find a work that you will love. May your studying be good and you won’t have any problems with it.

Please, please, please! Stop stressing about everything all the time. Don’t forget to give yourself a break. Don’t rush things up. Everything will happen if it needs to happen, just don’t overthink it. At the same time, try new things! Dare yourself more. Dream bigger than you’ve ever had!

Love yourself! Be yourself! Don’t let anyone say or make you feel otherwise.

Travel! You have to go somewhere this year!

It better be a good year! Let’s see what this year has prepared for me! And for now I’m officially 23!

See you next time! xo


A quote by Lewis Carrol.

Dear me,

I would really appreciate if you could just stop being so annoying and unproductive!

Honestly! What on earth is wrong with me?! I love writing here, but I’m so scared at the same time. I just don’t understand why I fell like this. Partly it’s because sometimes I just don’t know what to write about and if I have it’s not too positive, which isn’t something everyone wants to read. I’d rather bring here some positivity instead of negativity.

I have to say that there’s a part of me that would rather watch some tv series than to write something here or even more importantly to find a job! God I wish it was easier to find a good job. I want to like the job and not feel like I hate it but I still got to work there to have some money. Don’t you just love it when companies require experience even if you just finished studying at university?  How can you have any experience if you aren’t able to have that because no one is giving you a chance?!

Right now I’m looking for any job, just so I would have my own money and I could lift the weight off of my parents shoulders. Let’s just hope that I’ll find it soon! I’m tired of those sleepless nights because my mind is full of thoughts about job offers.

Maybe I had to sit at home without a job so something good happened, because today I found something pretty exciting! It’s not a job, but it might  as well turn into a job afterwards, who knows? 😏😬🙈 As for now, I’m going to try my best to be here more regularly and to take chances in real life!

See you next time! xo


Everyone rises, everyone falls
Everyone spends some nights alone
Rich or for poor
I’m always yours
You never left me on my own

Tell me who, who would I be without you?
No matter how much we lose
Every time I bet my life on you

These lyrics are a perfect description of how I feel about music.

Music creates moments. It connects people around the world. It doesn’t matter in which language a song is, cause music is an international language, you can always get what a song is about. We are surrounded by different sounds. Sometimes you wouldn’t think of these sounds as a music, but if you’d focus, maybe then you’ll hear.
We like to listen to the music when we’re going to school/college/work. But do we ever think that a place and a song can be linked? Have you ever tried to read whilst listening to a song? It may not be the best idea for someone to listen to the music, when you trying to concentrate on reading, but it works for me. It is just a soundtrack to a book, just like they do for the movies. There are lots of songs which remind me of a certain book, or a certain character, and I love that feeling. Moments like that create memory.
For me, music is more than just a word. I eat, sleep, breathe music. I don’t remember a day, when I haven’t thought about it. If you would ever get to stay with me for a day, or even for a few hours, you’ll probably hear me singing without even realizing that. I can not and don’t want to change it, it is way too natural for me to sing all the time.
If you like different kinds of music, well I think we are on the same road. There is way to many different genres and styles to just choose one, that would’ve been boring (at least for me).
I appreciate anything from classical instrumental music to different contemporary genres. When it comes to singing I prefer blues, soul, r’n’b, pop and gospel. Even my final project at uni was on spirituals and gospels. I guess I have to thank movies  like “Sister Act” and “Sister Act 2:Back in the habit” for making me love that kind of music. I was little, maybe 10, when I watched the second part and I still remember the moment when Tanya Blunt and Lauryn Hill sang “His eye is on the sparrow” and I had goosebumps and even a bit overwhelmed! Still to this day I feel that overwhelming feeling and sometimes want to cry out of happiness because that song reminds me of my life, of what I feel towards music. “I sing because I’m happy, I sing because I’m free”. In the moment of doubt I always listen to this song and say to myself that no matter what, I will always have music as my back.

So when I heard JoJo’s song called “Music” for the first time (I used the lyrics in the beginning of this post) I had a deja vu. It’s a different story but still gives you the same feeling. I hear raw emotions, I hear hope, love and maybe even frustration blended with a beautiful voice. It may not be your average happy love song, it’s more of the sad song, but at least it’s about the true love for music. I’m a sucker for a sad song so it’s perfect haha!

I highly recommend you to listen to that song and to the whole album! I remember her song “Too little too late” and trust me that’s a whole new JoJo. She’s definitely more mature, there’s raw emotions and she’s painfully honest. And her voice! It’s way too beautiful and perfect for me to handle! I love that she uses her full range and not just one part of it like many other artists do, that shows versitality of her voice.

Here’s some of the links where you can find her album and herself:

See you next time! xo

Am I strong enough?

Wow! It’s been so long since I last posted here!

I felt so good about starting this blog, cause it was a little space I created so I could write about things I wanted to talk about, to maybe share with someone, to have a diary for myself….but suddenly I felt so uninspired, I would say that I was a bit lost. It just didn’t feel right for some reason. I don’t think I’ve EVER felt like this in my life. So frustrating!

I regreted probably every decision I’ve made after finishing uni. I let myself feel down and even feel sorry for myself and I’m never like this!

So from now on I’m not letting any obstacles get in a way. I have to press that play button to switch from pause because there’s nothing good in living with the feeling like you’re not moving. We learn from mistakes right? Let’s learn then! I’m feeling positive about the future!

This post isn’t that long but I think that for now it’s enough.

Let’s just hope that I’ll be here in a few days time 🙂

See you next time! xo

Think before you speak!

When dealing with critics always remember this: Critics judge things based on what is outside of their content of understanding.
― Shannon L. Alder

It’s so strange how words can affect us. When I was younger I wondered why negative comments can get to me? And even when you get tons of lovely words, you still stuck thinking about negative. Why does it work like that?

Lately I started remembering how people would judge me by the way I look, for what I loved (my love for music) or even my nationality and I still don’t understand why? I don’t understand why I never judged someone for any of those reasons and someone thought that they have the right to say that to me?

I remember my classmates looks and their phrases:”Why do you even bother to study music? You don’t have time to go out and have fun!”. Sometimes I could agree with it, but since I was little it was obvious for me that I cannot give up until I finished what I’ve started. And why would I even give up music school just because there was no time to go out? But for my classmates it was a huge deal. I remember how almost everyone (relatives and classmates) were telling me that I was making a huge mistake deciding to continue studying music at the university. They tend to believe that artists are less important and not even a “real profession” but just a hobby, and that it would be more beneficial for me to study economics, law, or medicine, otherwise I’m not gonna succeed in life (note that I have nothing against those professions). I remember arguing with some of my classmates because they were pissed off that our head teacher asked me to sing a song at our graduation. For them it was a crime if my voice would raise over theirs when we sang together. I literally had a moment when one of the girls closed my mouth with a hand so I couldn’t sing! How is it even normal?! I never even wanted to “shine bright like a diamond” when I was at school! I knew where’s stage and where’s school. But even worse than my classmates were some of my relatives who still to this moment ask: “But what are you going to do with singing in the future? It’s impossible to get there, to be on those big stages!”. Well, yeah, thanks for your support, it’s definitely helpful and reassuring! All I want in this life is to do what makes me happy! I don’t care if I’m not on a big stage, at least I’ll do my best trying to get there. I wish all those people could feel what I feel when I’m on stage, I wish some of them could just for a moment feel what it’s like to have a job of their dreams, cause they chose obvious and the easiest way instead of trying to do something different and maybe more interesting for them.

That’s just a part of what I hate about judging. I didn’t even start talking about judging someone’s body. That would be a separate post, but god knows I have so much to say about it!

I honestly regret nothing about going to 2 schools almost every day and having no time to go out. That shaped me to become a person I am today. I have a privilege to do what love, to sing. I don’t do it just for myself, I want to make people a bit happier or sometimes help them through songs. I wish everyone had that privilege, honestly it’s the best thing in the world!

See you next time!

New things

Have you ever had that feeling of being so scared to try something new, that you want to give up on it? Even if that’s something ecxiting? Even if you know that’s going to be a good experience for you and your career? Has it felt as if your brain’s working on its edge and your thoughts are too chaotic?

i have and I do now! Tomorrow I’m going to be talking to my potential future boss and for some stupid reason I’m scared. No, I’m not scared of the woman with whom I’m going to talk (I’ve spoken with her before and she seemed quite nice), I’m scared of the job itself!

I’ve been offered a job as a teacher, but never in a million years I could’ve imagined myself being a teacher! What if I do something wrong? What if I say something stupid unintentionally? I mean, I realize that it sounds too dramatic especially when I’m about to teach how to sing, but it still is scary.

You know, sometimes your imagination doesn’t match the reality, I realized it years ago, but it doesn’t stop me from dreaming of being on Madison Square Garden stage or receiving Grammy. It’s like in a Jessie J’s song “Sometimes dream come true”.

When I was little, I sing in my hairbrush all day long
Dressed up with lipstick, I’d mime and dance to a Whitney-song, yeah
I watched the Grammy’s
Imagine them calling out my name
Dreaming I was famous,
Like me and Prince on Purple Rain

But I understand that nothing in this world is given on a silver platter and I won’t become a worldwide singer over the night. So whilst I’m trying to get there, I need to work somewhere else, which means that I have to take that teaching job even if I have zero experience in teaching. I guess I’ll have to work out the best ways to teach someone by making few mistakes on the road.

i just hope that I’m not alone who’s feeling like that! I wanna wish everyone who’s feeling what I do right now GOOD LUCK! We’re  going to get there and everything’s going to be ok, it’s just the first step that’s scary!

See you next time! xo