My Week in a Nutshell #2

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Hello! It's Sunday, which means another My Week in a Nutshell post! I've been getting so much postitive feedback since the first one of these and I love it! I love getting to know bloggers so I though you might enjoy getting to know me too! Everyone knows Sunday is a relaxed day and I just love gathering my thoughts and talking all about my adventures for the previous week. Just think how awesome will it be to read all about in a year or more! That's what blogging's all about, isn't it?

Moving on, this week was rather exciting. Just like previous week, we had amazing weather, sunny and a tad bit warm (+8 degrees). We also had a Day of Restoration of Independence of Lithuania on Tuesday which meant no school and a little free time! Given that, we talked to one of my class mates who owns a car and went on an adventure. We drove to a nearby resort type town. It's small and I used to live there in the summer when I was little so the main idea was to visit all of the places I went to as a kid and see how they've changed. The town is gorgeous, it has Nemunas flowing nearby, dividing it into two towns, one in the woods on the other side and one regular. The city also has a few large mounds which we climbed and took some pictures with the amazing view of sun and the river. Truly breathtaking! I loved our little adventure, we all drove home exhausted as we spent the whole day there. I would love to discover more places like those!

The rest of the week was pretty uneventful. I went to school, skipped a lot of classes because the weather is too great to sit there haha I have so much responsibility as it's coming closer and closer to the final exams. I actually can't wait to be done with school! I really want to go to uni/college and study things I like.

So how was your week? Anything exciting?

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Wishlist #4 | March

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Hello! For quite some time, I haven't bought anything beauty wise. I haven't worked for the past few months which meant no money. But now, I'll be getting paid at the end of this month so I figured out a wishlist of all of the things I want to buy this month. Most of these are skincare, because I ran out of most of my things one by one and they all needed to be replaced with something new, something better. Thank God for people reviewing things - this way I get to read a ton before making my decision on what to buy and what to wish for! I usually have to be careful as I have dry, acne-prone skin. I don't want the blemishes but I also don't want to dry my skin out even more. If you know something that would suit my skin type, let me know!
Now, onto the wishlist :)
  • Garnier Skin Naturals Micellar Cleansing Water
I'm super late to the all Micellar Waters game as I have yet to try one, but I think this is a good choice! I've read many reviews saying it's amazing, great at removing makeup, suitable for dry skin and soothing. As soon as this hits the stores here I'm definitely picking it up to try! If you've written a review about it, link me up ;)
  • Catrice Pure Shine Colour Lip Balm
I've swatched almost all of these numerous times while searching through a drugstore but never actually picked one up! The colors are definitely gorgeous, so many suitable for spring/summer season. It's also pretty shiny and moisturizing so it's a win-win ;)
  • Garnier Express 2in1 Eye Makeup Remover
Another one of the new Garnier launches. I'm in a terrible need of a great eye makeup remover, all of the ones I've tried never removed all of it! (especially Catrice Eye Liner Pen, it leaves a blue line and I can never get rid of it!) Heard great thing about it so decided I should give it a run (:
  • Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser
I've recently noticed how huge of a pores I have, especially on my forehead and around my nose. This is said to be somewhat similar to Porefessional by Benefit for a fraction of the price so I'll definitely be on the lookout for this! Let me know if you've tried it!
  • L'Oreal Miss Manga Mascara
Another great new launch. I love bold, big, voluminous lashes and this aims to deliver exactly that! I have pretty nice lashes so when I enhance them with a good mascara my entire looks seems to tie together perfectly. I just want to try it so badly!

What's on your wishlist? Have you tried any of these?

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My Week in a Nutshell #1

Monday, March 10, 2014

Hello! A bit of a new post today, this being mainly beauty blog and all, I still wanted to have some kind of lifestyle post every week. I want this blog to be a happy place for me and a place for me to ramble on about anything and everything that I like, so I decided to take the plunge and write it up. Let me know your thoughts on it all! Do you enjoy reading/writing about  life? :)

This week hasn't been the most exciting week at all but it was rather busy. I've worked for the majority of it, having to days free and it was pretty exhausting. If you didn't know by now - I work in an advertisement company as a promo person - doing tastings and presentations in supermarkets for various other companies. Our work time is usually 3 hours and even though it doesn't seem like a lot but waking up at 6am, going to school for 8 hours and then going straight to work is pretty tiring. I do love my job, it's pretty fun and I don't have to work long hours! Enough about that!

Today was a date kinda day. Me and my boyfriend couldn't meet up on Women's Day because he had to go to his aunt's birthday but today he surprised me with tulips and milk chocolate with oreos and I couldn't be happier! We went for a walk in a pinewood until sunset and just wandered around the woods for a few good hours. As I live in the city centre I'm used to always being in the city environment so it was rather refreshing going out to somewhere fresh and calm. It was so quiet and nice to be alone and enjoy our time together before the start of the new week with school and practices and work taking up most of our time :) We had a great time, walking and taking pictures of the most random things! I do enjoy taking pictures of him, though, he is very handsome ;) We just laughed all the way trough and joked around, I love that we have a similar sense of humor! As spring is approaching slowly but surely I believe we will have more days like this in the near future :)

I'm feeling so happy at the moment, without any stress. I know that Tuesday we have a day off from school because of a national holiday so I try to focus on that and not on hating Monday...

How was your week?! I'm really nosy and enjoy reading about other's life, so link me up to your posts!

The Goodreads Tag

Friday, March 7, 2014

Hello, lovelies! For the longest time I wanted to do some kind of tag, since I haven't done any in months. I saw this on some blog a few weeks ago I immediately thought it will be the one :) I personally really enjoy visiting goodreads as I'm a real book-worm (you can find me here) and also it's really easy to find new reading material and keep track of what you've read! Challenges are a great way if you want to get into books more, because goals always makes you want to try more. If you're new, I would also suggest joining groups where you can meet lots of like-minded people (I also love book of the month suggestions and forums in groups, where you can all read a book and then discuss!). It's a wonderful website for all of you book lovers, so I would highly suggest you to join ;) Enough rambling for now, onto the questions!
  • What was the last book you marked as "read"?
The Elite by Kiera Cass. It was a wonderful book, full of action with a love story and I'm a sucker for love stories! It was the second book in the series, the 3rd one is coming out in May and I can't wait!
  • What are you "currently reading"? 
The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken. It is interesting enough for me to keep listening to it but not as much as others I've read (listened to) recently. 
  • What was the last book you marked as "to-read"? 
The One by Kiera Cass. It's the third book in the Selection series which I mentioned in the first question :)
  • What book do you plan to read next?
I'm thinking about Allegiant by Veronica Roth. The problem is I can't remember what happened in the second one so I'll have to find a summary or something so I could read it. Also, I read the first 2 books in Lithuanian so listening to the third one in English might be a little difficult. Not that it's the first time haha
  • Do you use the star rating system? 
I do, but I almost rate the book I've read 5 stars. I'm not a pro at reviewing books so I think I like them all haha I would really like to start doing book reviews on my blog and after getting so much positive feedback about it I think I will in the near future, it will help me learn to enunciate my thoughts better.
  • Are you doing a 2014 Reading Challenge? 
I am. I set my goal to 20 books and so far I've read 4 :)
  • Do you have a wishlist? 
I don't, but I often look through my suggestions on goodreads and mark 'want to read' the ones that I think I would enjoy.
  • What book do you want to buy next? 
I don't buy books. I either take them from a library or download a .pdf or an audio version. 
  • Do you have any favorite quotes? Would you like to share a few?
I don't actually. I don't really know why.
  • Who are your favorite authors? 
Some of my favorites are Stephen King, Sandra Brown, Harlan Coben and Sophie Kinsella. I have a wide variety of genres I like to read as you can see ;)
  • Have you joined any groups? 
I've joined a few Young-Adult themed groups. I adore young adult books, they are my favorite to read and I love the challenges and suggestions they put in the groups.
  • Are there any questions you'd like to add to this TAG?
I think there's enough ;)

I really hope you enjoyed reading my thoughts! I would really love if some of you would do it. If you do or have done it before, please link me up, I would love to read it!

Do you like reading and visit Goodreads? What are your favorite books/genres?

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Essence Silky Touch Blush in Adorable | Review & Swatches

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Hello! March is here and with it comes the beautiful season of spring. I'm very excited about the pastels, bright lips and nails and fresh faces. Spring is one of my favorite seasons because it starts to warm up after winter and the sun finally shows up again! Even though it still feels like winter here I know it's coming to an end. Today I wanted to share on of my most used blushes - Essence Silky Touch blush in Adorable. I never paid much attention to Essence blushes, even though I hadn't owned any blushes then but after hearing the lovely Andrea rave about this I decided to look into it some more. When I saw it in the store I knew I wanted it!

Essence Silky Touch blush in Adorable is a soft baby pink blush, leaning more towards the warm tone on the skin. The blush itself is very silky and not at all chalky, which I love. It applies evenly and looks gorgeous on the cheeks! It doesn't have any shimmer and is completely matte but gives a nice fresh look to the skin.

To apply this blush I use a simple blush brush and it looks great. I think it would suit lots of different skin tones because it's neutral and gives just a flush of color across the cheeks. I would say staying power is not it's strong side - it stays on for about 2-3 hours before dissapearing. I like to touch my face a lot during classes so maybe I'm to blame for this? I don't really know.

In my opinion, it's the perfect blush for upcoming spring and all year-around. As it's a staple I use it every single day and love it's finish. This little pot will last me quite some time, because brush picks this up greatly and none is wasted. It truly lives up to the Silky Touch name, it really is silky to the touch! It is really cheap and works great for the price, so I would reccommend this to anyone!

Have you tried Essence blushes? What do you think?

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