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I’ve tried a few e.l.f products before but haven’t really gone back and got some more after that. The products I tried weren’t bad but obviously they weren’t great either. So when a friend, who likes makeup a lot, told me I had to try these three products I made the order right away. They just arrived a few days ago and I’ve only tried them twice but I must say, so far, I’m impressed! Especially by the mascara. I’ve been using the L’Oreal Miss Manga mascara for years and it will always be my go-to but this one does what it says it’s supposed to. Because I’m used to the brush of the L’Oreal mascara this one was a bit tricky to use for me but it did make my lashes a bit longer and definitely did curl them. I’ll keep it in my makeup bag as a backup.

Do you have any holy grail products that I should try?

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Rave: Lumene CC cream

Ladies, I’m here to rave about a product that I’ve fallen in love with.

Only a few days ago I received a Lumene CC Cream as a gift with purchase. Lumene is a brand I’m familiar with, I’ve used their foundation before. If I’m not mistaken it is a Finish brand. But, I had never tried a CC Cream before. I was gonna get the Vichy BB cream because I heard AsciaAKF rave about it on Snapchat and because I’m familiar with BB Creams. But since I tried the Lumene CC Cream I’m hooked. I don’t like a full coverage foundation nor do I really need it therefore I tend to like the light and water-based ones with a naked finish. I’m all about the natural no makeup, makeup look. That’s why a BB or CC cream suits me just fine. I only wear a full coverage foundation if I’m going to special function, like a wedding. All other times I’m fine with something much more light.

After trying this Lumene one, I don’t think I need any other BB or CC Cream because this one does it all for me. Although I would like to try the Vichy BB Cream just to see if it’s worth the hype. But, that’s gonna have to wait, I’ve just upgraded bits and pieces of my makeup, including foundation.

Let me know if you’ve tried the Vichy BB cream, I wanna know what you think!

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Matte Nude Lipstick

Ladies, I need your help!

I’m looking for a matte nude lipstick. I’ve tried a few. IsaDora, Viva La Diva, Maybelline and Rimmel but non of those has the perfect formula. Either they aren’t really matte or they are really drying and make my lips look and feel weird.

I hear NYX Liquid Suede in Sandstorm is good. But it looks more like a brown color rather than a nude. Someone told me it dries to a nude finish.

Have you tried it? What do you think!?

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Bahama mama

A few days ago I wrote THIS post about the Balm and also asking for tips on a bronzer. Someone suggested I try the Bahama mama bronzer from the Balm.

Of course, I had to pick it up. Because just as I mentioned I dropped my Laguna bronzer from Nars and it broke.

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I only got the bronzer yesterday so today is my first time using it and I like it. On the first try it’s not as good as Laguna but it’s still good. I feel that the Bahama mama is a bit darker.

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I was also on the hunt for a good highlighter, mostly in a contour palette but since I’ve heard a lot about the Mary-Lou Manizer highlighter also from The Balm I got that as well.

Since I was only going to the office today I didn’t need any highlighter I didn’t use it but I will this weekend and I’ll let you know what I think!

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My love for Nude

These last few days I’ve been on a cleaning spree, going through all my beauty stuff. While doing so I discovered that I’m a nude, natural, gold, earth tone eye shadows junkie. I knew a natural eye shadow is a favorite of mine but I certainly didn’t know I had that many.

Here are some of my faves, the ones I actually use every now and then, all the others are in a box with all my other palettes and single eye shadows that I rarely use.

What are some of your favorite nude/natural singles or palettes?

As you can see I haven’t gotten the go-to nude palette with bloggers, The Naked ones from Urban Decay. That is because I think as long as you have a good eye shadow primer pretty much any and every eye shadow will work…

Let me know what you think!? Am I missing out by not getting it?

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The Balm

Hello faves!

Have any of you tried any The Balm products. As a makeup junkie I really don’t need any more makeup but I always wanna try new things. I’ve been seeing The Balm around more and more in the last few months and I’m thinking about trying it. If any of you have tried please let me know what you think!?

Also, I’m looking for a new bronzer, because I dropped my Laguna bronzer by Nars and it broke. Let me know if you have one to recommend!!!

 

 

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Hello my faves!

Hope you’ve all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year and that you are well rested. Now, it’s time to get it!

Lets make 2016 the best year of your life. That is my plan!

I plan on doing all the things that make me happy and that I WANT this year, no matter what other people think.

I wanna work hard on building this ellviisa.com brand and also bettering my self and my life from every aspect.

I also have a lot of exiting things to look forward this year one of them is being a maid of honor at my best friends wedding this summer. I can’t wait!!! I wanna be there every step of the way, the planning has already started and the next part is a trip to Bosnia to see the wedding venue in Mostar and also help her pick her wedding dress. So exciting! I’ve never been the girl to dream about a wedding for myself but I still find this very exciting!

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What are some of the things you are looking forward to this year?  Let me know, link your blog below, so I can check it out!

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Christma gift

A girl named Sanna, from Lyko.se, a swedish beauty online store, contacted me to send me makeup from a brand I’ve never heard of before. It’s called MIYO and it’s a swedish brand founded in 2012.
Like I mentioned I had never heard of the brand before so of course I had to google it. Didn’t find much on it at all. Only a Facebook page and that MIYO stands for; My Identity, Yourfully Original.

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As it is Christmas Eve and we are going to a party tonight I will try all the products and will let you know what I think of it in a post in the new few days.

Merry Christmas everyone. I hope you’re all with your loved ones this holiday season.

Primark beauty

Most of you know by now that Primark has it’s own range of beauty products. And while I was in London I picked up a few pieces to try. Especially because I had read that they were good.

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Among other things I got this 8 HOUR DEEP HYDRATING CREAM with argan oil. And let me tell you, it’s really good. Or should I say, was really good because I’ve run out of it. In the winter time I get dry patches, especially my cheeks and putting this cream on before going to bed every night has really helped. I usually use a Nivea face cream that I love but this Primark one, considering the price, was pretty good too.

I know people always say if the price is high the quality is better and I just want to point out that that isn’t always the case.

Do you have any budget tips? What is something I need to try?

 

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Max Faxtor lip liner

I usually only post about products I actually like and would recommend for you. But, this time I have to warn you about a product I was really excited about. It’s a Max Factor Colour Elixir Lip Liner. I got it while I was away because I had forgotten my favorite lip liner, a Rimmel one that is now discontinued. I was actually looking for a similar one color-wise and this was the closest one to it, that’s why I got it. I was hoping it would be a good alternative to my Rimmel lip liner.

Oh boy was I disappointed. First, the tip broke the first time I was applying it and then, I couldn’t sharpen it. In the end I was able to do so but the liner itself keeps breaking. I think the reason for that it that it feels very dry. Also, the color was much more an orange tone than pink. It looks like it might be a nude pink color that matches the skin but I couldn’t really match it to my skin at all, even if i rubbed it a little.

So, this i a product that really isn’t worth getting. Spend your money on something else.

Has anyone of you tried it, what do you think?