Thursday, 25 September 2014

World Famous Neutrals | Benefit

We're already in yet another season, Fall.
Can't believe how fast the summer went!
So, as we're in Fall now, it's time to change makeup colours to less bright and colorful ones.
I really love nude makeup as you look very natural wearing it but it also gives your face some warm colours and just make you look more natural.
Lately I've been using this World Famous Neutrals by Benefit. 
It's an eyeshadow kit, with 2 mineral eyeshadows and 4 normal ones. All of them are perfect to create nude eye makeup. I have the kit called "Easiest Nudes Ever", which is a palette with a mix of peachy, gold and brown eyeshadows. There are also available 2 more palettes from this range, which are "Sexiest Nudes Ever"& "Most Glamorous Nudes Ever". The first one of these two contains shades of silver, purple and peach eyeshadows and it's perfect for a darker, night makeup, but the colours are very subtle. The last has a mix of gold, peach and brown eyeshadows, perfect to created a glowy eye look! They all come in the cutest little makeup book with attached mirror on the inside, and some great makeup tips! The World Famous Neutrals palette is perfect to carry round with you everywhere.  I think the one thing that's missing, and I would absolutely love it, is a little eyeshadow sponge. Then we would have everything we need in this little makeup book.
I wanted to show you how these eyeshadows looks like on a face so I decided to do them all in one eye makeup! Eventhough I used 6 eyeshadows, it doesn't look over done, and it still looks natural. 
Now, I'm going to tell you step by step how I created this look.
1. I put the mineral eyeshadow in 'r.s.v.p." all over the eyelid. The more layers you put, the brighter it will look. I did 3 layers.
2. Next step was putting the other mineral eyeshadow in "no pressure!" in the outer corner of the eye, and extending it out to the length of where your eyeliner will go.
3. As the "r.s.v.p." looks pink-ish on the eyelid, I thought it would go nicely with the other pink eyeshadow in "pinky swear" which I put in the inner corner of the eye.
4. The next colour I used was a light, shimmer brown in "thanks a latte". I put it on the bottom eyelid. I also love to use this shade on my eyebrows! It's such a perfect colour.
5. I made a line with the "quick, look busy" eyeshadow starting from the 1/3 of the bottom eyelid, and drawing it all the way to the end of the mineral eyeshadow.
6. Last but not least, I used the lightest colour in "call my buff" around my upper eyelid, to brighten the eye.

Tah-dah :) Oh and I also did a thin line with my black eyeliner.
Overall, I think it's a lovely palette, the colours are stunning, there's so much choice and you can created a lot of different eye makeups with just one palette.
It costs £23.50 and you can buy on Benefit website here.
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Kinia xoxo

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Sunny Sunday Outfit

Happy Sunday everyone!!
What is everyone doing today? 
I'm not a "Lazy Sunday" type of person and on a hot day like today, the last thing I want to do is sit inside in my PJs, so I went for a nice walk down the promenade. The weather was better than I thought it would be, I even had some ice cream, and just enjoyed the amazing  weather! This Sunday couldn't be any more perfect :) 
Today, I went for a classy Sunday look. I worn a simple but elegant T-shirt by I Want Your Clothes, with some nice black and silver gems in top corner, which makes this T-shirt look very pretty, and neat. I don't usually wear T-shirts, but I'm in love with this one.
I also worn my newest piece, which is a gorgeous Navy blazer! I really love the style of this blazer, as it's not made of a stiff fabric, so It's perfect to wear for more elegant events as well as going shopping. It's really comfortable and I love that the sleeves are pulled up. The blazer is from Celeb Look, and there are so many different colours to choose from, and they're all gorgeous. Go have a look at them, which colour would you choose?
I decided to wear darker jeans with this outfit to not make it look too casual, and more elegant. I really like these Pull&Bear jeans, which I bought a year ago. They're ripped in a few little places, so they don't look like boring jeans, yet they're very classy.
I worn it with black wedge boots from New Look, that I also bought a year ago. They're very comfortable, and go with almost everything.
Now, for accessories I picked nice big leopard print sunglasses by VP and a lovely black leather clutch by Dune. I think it all looks pretty nice together. 
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Hope you all have a nice Sunday.

Black wedge booth - £20.00 New Look 
Clutch - £14.00 Dune

Kinia xoxo

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

ARK Age Aware Skincare

Skincare products are the most important beauty products, and that's why it is very important to choose the right products for you and your skin.
Recently I've been using ARK Age Aware Skincare products which are prescribed by skin age, not by a skin type.
There are 3 ranges to choose from:
* AGE PREPARE - For teens to early 30s
* AGE MENTAIN - For 30s to 50s
* AGE REPAIR - For 50+.
             As I'm in my 20s, I've been using the Age Prepare range.
If you're just over 20 years old, just like me, then it's not the time for us to use a lot of strong skincare products yet, as our skin is still young, and not as damaged.
That's why this range is perfect for us. It will prepare our skin for future skin damage. 
          There are 11 products available in the Age Prepare range. I got the Age Aware Discovery Collection, which are 4 travel size, 30ml products that come in a nice, handy makeup bag. The products are: Masque, Cleanser, Exfoliator and Moisturiser. 
            The Skin Clear Cleanser is transparent and very gentle and kind to my skin. It spreads easily on skin, so you don't need to use a lot of the product. It does a fantastic job of adding more liveliness back into my face.
             Since I started using The Purifying Masque from this range, I've noticed that my face looks very clean and doesn't have many pores and blemishes as this product heals and prevents them from forming. The Masque has a tan colour cream texture, and it's very subtle and feels nice on my skin. I use it 2 to 3 times a week, for a bout 10 minutes.
           One of my favorite products from this range is The Exfoliator, which I've been using 2-3 times a week for the past couple weeks. It contains microbeads which removes dead skin cells. Some people might think that it can be harsh to skin, but it's not at all. It makes my skin feel so much smoother, more alive and using it feel so nice and gentle on my skin.
                  The Moisturiser's texture feels a bit heavy when I apply to my face, but it's not sticky, and just after few seconds it makes my skin feels refreshed and hydrated. I use it twice a day, in the morning and just before going to bed at night. It does a fantastic job of adding more liveliness back into my face. I couldn't go a day without it.

My final thoughts are that ARK is an amazing brand, with some fantastic products, which make my skin feel refreshed, soft, and it doesn't irritate my skin at all. The packaging is simple but luxurious at the same time. I'd recommend it to all the girls my age who are looking for affordable and subtle skin care products, witch doesn't contain any strong scents. Also, the Age Aware Discovery Collection is perfect for you if you haven't tried any ARK products yet, as they're perfect size for the first time users and you can take it with you everywhere, and you will have the most important products always with you. 

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Kinia xoxo

Sunday, 14 September 2014


I like a bit of a change, that's why today I have an OOTD post for you.
Today's outfit is perfect for a night out and family events. It's classy, comfortable, and will show off your best bits!
The shirt is very simple, with a nice cut out back, which is very girly.
The colour block pencil skit is perfect if you want to look more elegant, but not boring! Every girl should have at least 1 skirt like that in their wardrobe!
I mixed the accessories a bit. I matched pink & nude high heels which match the skirt, with a very elegant, black leather clutch.
I'd love to know you think of this outfit, so please leave a comment below, and hit a follow button :) 
Shirt - £10 Primark
Skirt - £12.95 WearAll
Heels - Local boutique
Clutch - £14 Dune

Kinia xoxo

Thursday, 11 September 2014

My W7 nail polish Challange!

Hello everyone :) 

Today's post is all about nails!
I'm one of the beauty bloggers which are doing the W7 Cosmic Nail Dust Challange. I've been sent a lovely nail polish in Purple and purple nail dust, and been asked to create nail art using these nail products. I decided to go for classy and easy to achieve nails, yet still looking very elegant!
First, I painted all the nails with the purple nail polish, then used a silver strip tape, and stack it through the middle of the nails. Next step was popping the nails dust all over the bottom half of the nails. The thing you need to be careful with is popping the the nail dust straight away, as the W7 nail polish dries in couple of minutes so if you pop it on when it dries out, it simply won't stick to your nails. If you want, you could always put the tape on after nail dust, but then the dust line might not be very straight, so it might not look very neat. One more tip from me is doing each nail at a time! You can concentrate on one nail and not worrying about other nails drying out. 
The last step was of course putting a top coat all over the nails, and tah-dah, it'd done. Couldn't be any easier, right? 
I need to mention the quality of these products, which I think is very good, and I wouldn't really expect that as these products are very affordable.

If you're one of the bloggers who's done the same challenge as me, then send me links to your posts in comments, and I'd love you to tell me what you think of my nail art.
Kinia xoxo