Birthday giveaway! :)

Hello darlings! My birthday is in a couple of days (on the 19th to be exact) and I'm turning 24! Wow... I'm getting old. :) So, in celebration of my birthday I decided to 'throw' a nice little giveaway for you. One of my lucky readers will be getting a full Mini Mani Month box from Ciate. But there's a twist - the box is 'custom made' by me so you won't know exactly which polishes you'll be getting until you get your box and open all the windows. :)

If you'd like to enter this giveaway, please fill in the Rafflecopter bellow and don't forget to leave a comment. The giveaway is open to my European readers/followers only, due to shipping restrictions for nail polish. Don't forget to check out my Ciate Mini Mani Month boxes (box no.1, box no.2 and box no.3) so you can see which nail polishes you could be winning and so you can leave a comment bellow telling me which one(s) you'd like to own/win the most. :) Good luck!

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*Vichy Teint Ideal illuminating foundation

Hello darlings! I hope you had yourselves a lovely weekend... I sure did - did some pre-birthday shopping for myself, celebrated my grandma's 80th birthday, played with my beautiful nephews and painted my kitchen in mint green, so yeah, it was a pretty good weekend for me. :) 

Today I'll be reviewing a lovely foundation from Vichy I received at the event back in February. It's called Teint Ideal and it's an illuminating foundation. I have the 'cream' version that's supposed to be a bit thicker and well, creamier (great for dry skin) but you can also get the fluid within this line, that's more suited for combination/oily skin.


The foundation came in a lovely box and inside it a golden tube. I do prefer foundations with a pump, but a tube works just as well and it doesn't seem to spill out too much (you can really control the amount of foundation that comes out of it). I got the lightest shade - 15 Ivory and it suits my skin tone quite well, but you can also choose from 3 other shades (that's a bit of a downside because I feel a lot of women won't find a matching shade for themselves among the four that are available).

The foundation itself is really nice, creamy yet not too heavy on the skin. It leaves the skin feeling really smooth and creates a dewy finish (as you can hopefully see on the pictures bellow). You can apply it with your fingers or a brush but I absolutely love the finish it gives when I apply it with my Real Techniques Miracle Complexion sponge. Even though it has an SPF of 20 It doesn't seem to create that 'white-cast' effect on photos with flash, which is always a good thing. :) 

I can see this foundation working really well for people with dry skin, yet I do feel it's perfectly fine for other skin types as well - all I needed was some powder through my T-zone to take the shine away (and the shine wasn't really because of the foundation but because of the face cream I applied before it). 

It lasts quite a long time on me (I would say at least around 6-8 hours, depending on what I'm doing that day and what the weather is like - hot/cold/humid). It does start to rub off around my nose quite fast, but that's exceptable because I wear glasses and I'm always 'repositioning' them. :) As far as coverage goes I would say this is a light to medium coverage foundation. It does even out my skin tone and mostly covers any redness I have but it won't cover up all imperfections so if you have a lot of those, you'll be needing some concealer or some higher coverage foundation.

Pictures in clockwise direction: bare skin with moisturizer applied, Vichy Teint Ideal foundation applied with my RT sponge, full makeup (powdered face, bronzer, blush, lipstick)

The average price for this foundation is around 21 € and you can get from your local pharmacy. :)

What are your thoughts on this foundation, have you tried it or any other Vichy foundation/powder?

FOTD: Yves Rocher makeup

Hello my lovelies! Today I have a makeup look I've created using Yves Rocher products. Yves Rocher Slovenia were so kind to send us bloggers their lovely makeup in order to create a look and participate in a competition to win even more products from them (how awesome are they?!). :) We were able to choose an eyeshadow duo, the shade of lipstick we wanted, blush and foundation, but we also got a face primer, loose face powder (setting powder), a mono eyeshadow and a mascara. I used all of the products I got, except for the Sexy Pulp mascara, which unfortunately doesn't do anything to my tiny, sparse lashes.

Detailed reviews of all the products will be coming soon, but for now take a look at them and the makeup look I've created - I'd love to hear your thoughts on it. :)

Yves Rocher Perfect primer (01 Rose)
Yves Rocher Youthful glow foundation (Beige Rose 100)
Yves Rocher Velvety loose powder (02 Transparency Beige)
Yves Rocher blush (50 Bright Pink)

theBalm Put a lid on it eyeshadow primer
Yves Rocher Intense color single eyeshadow (101 Rose The Mat)
Yves Rocher Intense color duo eyeshadow (22 Sparkling White & Marsh Green)
Urban Decay Crave eyeshadow (Naked Basics)
Makeup factory eyeliner (no.15 Dark Turquoise)
Maybelline The Rocket mascara
Catrice Eyebrow filler

Yves Rocher Grand Rouge lipstick (Powdery Pink)

Because the white shimmery eyeshadow from the eyeshadow duo was very shimmery, even glittery and didn't give off much color, I decided to use it only as an inner corner highlight and kind of an 'overlay' for the blue/green eyeshadow. This Marsh green shade, as it is called, was really stunning on the eyes, so I opted for a bolder, smokier look and decided to use UD's Crave from the Naked Basics palette, to darken and 'smoke up' the look. Even though the eyes were quite heavy, the blush and lipstick complimented them perfectly and I think it turned out really nice.

So, what are your thoughts on this makeup look? :D