Red on Red

  Es ļoti gribēju sarkanu laineri. Ļoti, ļoti. Un kad beidzot iegādājos  NYX Vivid Brights laineri Vivid Fire tonī biju sajūsmā, taču, jāatzīst, ka iekļaut to ikdienas grimā ir nedaudz grūtāk kā man sākumā likās - Vivid Fire es noteikti nevalkāju ar nude lūpu krāsu, bet gan ar kaut ko tik pat sarkanu, košu un pamanāmu un arī no NYX (atkal iegādājos savu favorītu 'Monte Carlo)'. Pievienoju vēl tikai acu ēnas neitrālos un matētos toņus un voilà - grims ar akcentu, kas joprojām var atķeksēt 'ikdienas' kategoriju :)
  Runājot par pašu laineri - tas noteikti kārtīgi 'pieķeras' pie plakstiņiem! Vivid Fire ir fantastiska noturība, bet ja laiks ārā ir īpaši jauks, neaizmirstiet paķert saulesbrilles, jo no smiešānās un viebšanās laineris notecēja un es izskatījos kā tēls no šausmu filmām ar sarkanām asarām. Brr!



  I really wanted to buy a red eyeliner. Really, really. When I finally bought the NYX Vivid Brights liner in Vivid Fire I was just 'happy mode on', but I do have to admit that incorporating it in my everyday makeup is a tad harder than I thought. I definitely felt like it didn't go with a nude lip, so I paired it with a bold red from NYX (I repurchased my beloved Monte Carlo) as well, added a very neutral and matte eyeshadow and voilà - an accented yet simple look :)
  As for the liner itself - it sure does stick to ya' eyes once applied! Vivid Fire has an insanely good staying power, but make sure to pack your sunglasses if the weather is nice - I was laughing a lot and my eyes got teary from the sun and the liner melted down leaving me with a horror film face as if I had been crying red tears. Yikes!


My Beauty Essentials for Travelling Light

  Pagāušajā nedēļā es pirmo reizi dzīvē devos ceļojumā ar lidmašīnu, līdzi ņemot tikai rokas bagāžu. Lai gan sākumā tas mani nedaudz uztrauca, ar lepnumu varu teikt ka viss ir kārtībā :D Vispār ļoti jocīgi, ka es par to pat iedomājos, jo esmu 100% droša, ka nevienā no maniem iepriekšējiem braucieniem es nevienā brīdī neizmantoju pilnīgi visu, kas bija paņemts līdzi, bet pat šoreiz viena lieta palika neskarta, taču esmu lepna par savu kvalitatīvi salikto bagāžu un nolēmu padalīties ar to, ko tad īsti es tomēr paņēmu.


  Last week for the first time in my life I travelled somewhere by plane, taking only hand luggage with me. As nerve wracking as it was before I actually did it, I can say that I survived :D It's really funny, because I'm 100% sure that on all my previous trips where I took a ton of makeup I never used all of it, but this time I didn't use only one thing so I'm very proud of my efficient packing and decided to share what exactly did I take with.


Attempting The Perfect Eyebrow

   Ak, uzacis. Apjomīgo uzacu trends joprojām ir pilnā sparā un aizvien biežāk redzot 'instagram uzacis', saprotams, ka arī es vairāk uzmanības pievēršu savām uzacīm. Nepārprotiet mani, man tiešām patīk šis trends, jo ja kādreiz, kā stāsta mana mamma 'nedaudz ataugušas uzacis nozīmēja, ka esi slinka', tad tagad arī smalko uzacu īpašnieces kā es var vienkārši teikt, ka 'vēlos ataudzēt savas dabiskās uzacis'. Bet šodienas stāsts ir par NYX tonēto uzacu tušu un Benefit Goof Proof uzacu zīmuli.


  Ahh, eyebrows. The full eyebrow trend is still going strong and with the 'Instagram brow' being in everyone's goals some of that has also worn off on me. Don't get me wrong, I really like this trend even though my eyebrows are pretty sparse and blonde, because if some time ago, as my mum says 'stray brow hairs were looked at as some sort of negligence' now even fine browed gals like myself can put off maintenance for some time and say 'oh, I'm just growing them out'. Anyways, today the post is about my recent brow related buys - NYX Tinted Brow Mascara and Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil.