May 13, 2014

Stay Positive.

Recently I've not been very motivated to blog. Not a particular reason, just a bounch of things started happening together and I totally lost my drive. 

And since I started blogging mostly to share my interests and to help people that are going through the same things as moi, today I decided to share some words of wisdom that I acquired this week. 

First of all, I got a ridicously low grade in a test. The part that made me extremely angry was that I actually studied for the test and since I desperatly want to finish school earlier it's not very good news. 

As you can imagined it completly ruined my day and I stopped on the way home to buy quite a lot of kitkat bars. But as I was getting home I started to think: Getting fat is not going to get me a better grade, it's not going to help me get a better one in the future and being sad and spending the rest of my day watching Mean Girls is not going to help either.

So I decided to be proactive. I know that it's hard to do things when you're down but you just have to put it in perspective. I ate one kitkat bar (I'm only human), went to the gym, finished an essay that was killing me to write, sent it to the teacher and finished the day watching Mean Girls before sleep.

At the end of the day I did everything I had to do and still did the things that I wanted to do. And I was feeling pretty good about myself at the end of the day. On the other side if I had just stayed in the bed that whole day eating and watching movies I would just hate myself in the morning. 

Following the bad karma, my car broke down and I had to go to school by bus, which wouldn't be a big deal for most people but my university is in a different city and it takes me 2 hours to get there by bus. 

Although I hated every single minute I spent in that bus and kept thinking that I would already be there if I were in my car I decided to think positive. I could waste this 2 hours angry and it would ruin my whole day as well, or I could get this 2 hours and do something productive.

That's when I decided to get my reading done, and actually did an amazing progress in my studies with four more hours a day to read. 

Those are only two things that happend this week that completly brought me down. I know that there's people starving in Africa and people with real problems, but that's a way that I found to explain why I spent so much time way from the blog and not just blabber about my problems.

I hope this made you think about a way of turning around a bad situation. If you have any advice please share it in the comments and also if you have any questions and want to ask for personnal advice in something that you're going through you can always send me an email or a personnal message. I'll be happy to help. 

I promise I'm not giving up on blogging. 

Thank you so much for reading.

May 5, 2014

Review: Kiko Milano

I first was introduced to this brand on my first trip to Europe. I was walking around in Rome and all of a sudden I saw this beautiful purple store full of people. I was completely drawn to the store and fell in love with all of their makeup. With time I got more and more makeup from there and now I think I have enough to do a review. 

It's an italian makeup brand founded in 1997 and they have stores all over Europe and now are opening one in the US (you lucky people !). 

About the products, I liked everything that I bought from them. And for the sake of this review I decided to share with you my favorite products. 

Here we go ! 

Highly Pigmented Eye Shadow

These are the cheapest eyeshadow they have and they are AMAZING. The name says it all, they are incredily pigmented and they come in a huge variety of colors. You can use them even without a primer and the color still looks vibrant.

And it comes the best part, they are only 2.9 euros, yes 2.9 EUROS ! Because of the price and the amount of time I spend on Europe I got quite a lot of them but my favorites are : 137, 123 and 114. The only bad thing I can say is : I wish they had funny and clever names ! 

Smart Lipstick

I love these lipsticks. They also come in every shade your heart desires. They are creamy, moisturizing, comfortable on the lips, smell amazing and the color is super intense. They do transfer when your eating and drinking and the lasting power is not amazing, but for me it does the job quite well. 

The price is also going to blow your mind, only 3.9 euros. And my favorites are : 913, 912 and 92. 

Pencil Lip Gloss

I only bought one because I didn't know if I would like the concept of a pencil lip gloss. Big mistake, I should have bought more. This pencil doesn't look like a lip gloss. It's glossy but it also has a lot of pigmentation. My only problem with it is the scent, it's not bad but it's not as good as the lipstick. The price is the same as the normal lipstick 3.90 euros. 

The only color I have is the number 12 and I really it.Overall it's a good product but it's not as amazing as the lipstick and the eyeshadow. 

Eye Pencil - Matita Occhi

I couldn't find this especific color on their website, maybe because I got it a couple of years ago. But I decided to mention this one bacause it's my favorite eye pencil and I absolutely love this color. It's a light blue and it looks beautiful on the eyes. Because I have brown eyes, it just make my eyes stand out more. 

The formula is very good, super easy to use and comfortable on the eyes. The pigmentation is medium, but the color doesn't transfer on the eye as the day goes by. The color that I have is 106. 

Nail Lacquer

I have an addiction to nail polish, and since I do my nails at home I tend to justify buying a ton of it. But when I saw the price on these I just had to pick up a couple, it was too cheap to pass, they range from 1,00 to 2,90 euros.
After I tried them I went back to get me some more, they are so beautiful and the colors are different from the ones we have here in Brazil.

Among the ones I got as gifts for my mom, sister, friends and me, I think I got more than 20. And my favorites are: 370 (nail lacquer), 826 (quick dry), 703 (magnetic), 838 (quick dry) and this last one that I doesn't have the number on it (laser). 

Overall I think this makeup brand is very good and I'm super pleased with everything that I got. I really looking foward to trying out more and I already placed an order on their website, but it's going to take a lot of time to get to me because I had it shipped to my boyfriend's house in Spain but as soon as I have it my hands I'll do a haul for you guys. 

I hope you found this review helpful and I'm opened to suggestions because it was my first review on the blog. How did I do ? 

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Thanks so much for reading and I see you on the next one !