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From antique times, wearing make-up has been an important part of women’s lives. It had its certain evolution, but to this day, make-up still represents a way to show who we are to the world, express ourselves and accessorise our everyday outfits (including our work from home outfits too). Stay until the end to discover my exclusive make-up giveaway – I’m sure you’ll absolutely love it.

Do it for yourself

First of all, we all use make-up for ourselves, to make us feel good on the inside. We even use it when we work from home or when we’re running errands just because of that. Sometimes, it can be just another way to receive that extra appreciation and validation from some people around us. Nevertheless, it gives us the extra boost that we need sometimes, especially on days when we feel down.

When it comes to me, make up gets me ready to action the day and it makes me more confident at times. I use it as an accessory for my daily outfits because it DOES complement any outfit. Have you noticed how a bright red lip gives a black dress a total new meaning? That’s what I love about it.

Also, I believe that every woman is beautiful in her own special way and make-up is there to bring out her best traits. After all, it’s a game of creativity, self-discovery and showing off your personality. Make-up can wake up the rock star, fairy or celebrity inside of you. So, just have fun with it and use it in your unique own way ⚡️

Keep your skin safe

Also, did you know that make-up keeps your skin safe to a certain extent? It is actually saving your skin from being exposed to pollution, smog and many other skin threats. Your foundation and other products create a slight barrier around your skin that prevent all those nasties from entering your skin. Looking pretty while being extra healthy? YES PLEASE!

Allow yourself some time

Moreover, another benefit that I find in it, is that make-up gives you exclusive time with yourself. You can even use it for reflection because you probably deserve more time to focus on YOU, not on others. So, why not make the most out of it?

Stay at home make-up? Get that natural look

It’s not only about drastic and daring looks, make-up enhances your natural appearance. When you work from home for example, you can go for  a lighter and more natural look. It’s that feeling that you’re more confident and ready to action the day, like we discussed earlier.

Appreciate yourself

Last but not least, during your make-up journey you will learn how to appreciate yourself. You can wear it anywhere and make such a wonderful appearance and still make-up will never feel like enough to bring self-love. Therefore, use make-up as your weapon and win your battle of self-loving. You deserve the world and I’m sure of it, you just have to realise it by yourself.

All things considered, this form of art is so appreciated and important to women and men all over the world. Besides its common everyday use, it plays a big role in theatre performances, musicals, films, music videos and many other creative industries. To us, it will always mean expressing ourselves and enhancing our natural looks, so let’s just enjoy it and experiment with it.

Exclusive Make-up Giveaway

As part of my, ‘Jet Set Lifestyle’ Giveaway 👉🏻 I’ve decided to surprise you with a Make-up Kit Giveaway to complete your travel look OR to enhance your stay at home make-up during this challenging time.

To enter, all you have to do is follow me and tag 2 friends on this post.

Enter this contest and win some enchanting products. Enlarge your collection and get that glam look.

Yours faithfully,

Miss Andrada xoxo

Happy Spring, my wonderful readers!

My favourite season has begun and with it so did my on-going attraction for bold and colourful make-up! For some, Spring is about pastels and romantic tones, whereas for me, this season is the perfect excuse for starting to wear electric colours. Feeling me? Perfect – I thought so! Let’s get into the 2019 Peachy Spring Make-up Look that Every Cool Girl Needs This Season.

 

2019 Peachy Spring Make-up Look| Every Cool Girl Needs This Season Lancôme Chroma Eye Palette by Proenza Schouler Notino NotAGirlyGal

Step 1

Pick the right palette. Bright colours are a little hard to manufacture as they often turn out to be too chalky, especially the orange / red tones. I’m sure you don’t like uneven colour on your leads or spending so much time blending and blending. Therefore, you need to ensure that the brand you’re choosing is high-quality. It’s so important to use brands that have history in producing easy to blend formulas. Not only because they are easier to work with and look like the make-up was done by a professional, but also because they will last longer on your eyes without creasing during the day. I have combination skin, so for me, finding a palette that won’t disappoint, it’s a bit tricky.

 

 

The Lancôme Chroma Eye Palette by Proenza Schouler ticks all the boxes above. Plus, it’s very, very pigmented, which is every make-up artist’s dream. I have tried many luxury make-up pallets (from Estée Lauder, Urban Decay, Kylie Cosmetics) but boy, Lancôme did surprise me a lot with this magic palette. It has become my favourite palette of all times. Some of the shades have a creamy formula while others have a matt, no shimmer one. And guess what can the creamy shades do? BLEND AMAZINGLY WELL with the other matt ones. It’s so perfect for the Peachy Spring Make-up Look – just look at those orange & red shades. 

2019 Peachy Spring Make-up Look| Every Cool Girl Needs This Season Lancôme Chroma Eye Palette by Proenza Schouler Notino NotAGirlyGal

Step 2

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Don’t be afraid to play around with colours! For this Peachy Make-up Look, I have used the two orange shades in the middle and the red shade to create the cut crease. The creamy shade is the third one from left to right and I have used it as a base for the make-up! I applied it with my finger as it was blending better.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Step 3

After you’re set with the creamy base, start adding the matt orange shade on your lids. Then, add the red shade to your crease and blend. I haven’t used a white shade on my brow bone, so you can give this step a miss as well.

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Step 4

Curl your lashes with an awesome mascara because you want bold lashes that will contour your eyes, otherwise your eyes will look really small! I’m not wearing fake band lashes in this picture, and usually I’m not really wearing them, even though they look good.

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I prefer individual lashes from time to time. For natural lashes, this Bourjois Volume Glamour Ultra Curl is an absolute GAME CHANGER! Its wand is curled and honestly I love how my lashes turned out. The price on Notino is a total steal! 

That’s your 2019 Peachy Spring Make-up Look sorted. Have an amazing Spring, everyone and thank you for stopping by! If you’re not sure on a bold look for Spring, and want to rock a more classic one, have a look at How to Create the Perfect Cat Eye article and perfect your wing eye.

Do let me know in the comment box below, what’s your favourite make-up colour for Spring? 🙂 I would LOVE to talk to you!

Until next time,

NotAGirlyGal

Hello my beautiful people,

It’s another beautiful Beauty Sunday! Today we’re looking at one of my favourite Autumn Make-up looks starring a fabulous colour: burgundy. This would be my first make-up look that I’m sharing with you, so I’m super excited to see your reactions. On this Singles Day, even though you’re in a relationship or not, it’s time to give yourself some self-love and treat yourself. After all, we have to love ourselves first to be able to love others. Grab your chai latte and get into the world of make-up.

 Autumn Burgundy Make-up Look

 I finally got my hands on the Makeup Revolution palette! I’ve seen this on Instagram on a couple of bloggers, but also on the shelves of drugstores and I was eager to try it. Let me just say, I love how chunky the colour blocks are. I mean, it’s a lot of product going in each shade which makes me happy as I can use my hands and don’t feel like I’m going to ruin it. I got mine on Notino – they have quite a few Makeup Revolution products, so it’s great to get them all from one place.

I mainly used the brown & nude shades and that beautiful burgundy to come up with an Autumn look I was proud of. I have applied a combination between the three brown shades on the inner corner of my eye, blending in the dark burgundy on the outer corner. I was impressed how well the colours blended for a drugstore makeup brand! Not only that, but after 5 hours my lids looked just as perfect and I promise you – for my oily skin that’s an accomplishment!

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As you can see, the eyes and lips are the main focus of this look, so I have gone easy on the contouring or blush. Highlighters are no longer trending in the beauty industry, it’s all about the matt look now. I excluded any highlighter, not just because they’re not trending, but I wasn’t a big fan of them for too long when they first launched. So, it’s goodbye highlight, but welcome matte looks! To be fair, I think I prefer it: so French and a lot simpler.

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Products used

House of Rawan Matte Lipstick in Charlie’s Purple

Makeup Revolution Re-loaded Palette in Shade Visionary

Clinique Mascara for volume

EyeLure Individual lashes

Estee Lauder Double Wear

Benefit Hoola Bronzer.

Single’s Day Haul

On top of the make-up palette, I have selected some products that you can try out this Single’s day and give yourself some self-love. They’re products that can make you feel happier or show you a new side of you.

Clinique Anti-blemish Solutions Foundation

We all need to try out different foundations and this one was classed among the best for oily skin 

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Get yours here.

Clinique Waterproof Mascara

This is amazing if you have sensitive eyes 

 

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Get yours now.

Clinique Prep-Start Eye Cream

 You need to get this! It’ll work on those puffy eyes

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Available here.

Whitening Kit – Blanx White Shock

I’m still testing these, but I will review them on my Instagram Stories!

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Just £10 here – retail price is £15-£16

Dermacol Invisible Fixing Powder

I ordered this because I heard so many good things about this brand; after all they invented the foundation with the highest coverage in the world. The powder is not caky and keeps my sebum in place. It’s definitely worth having in your kit. Get the light shade!

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Hope you have enjoyed this make-up look and that you’ll treat yourself to some Notino goodies because we all need that beauty ritual for ourselves. Browse your choice of products on their website. You’ll love all the amazing offers!

Lots of love,

NotAGirlyGal

Glamorous, sexy and bold, red lips are a statement. But how to wear red lipstick that it doesn’t make your overall appearance too heavy or even tacky?

I stand for a red lip and trust me I have tried a lot of the high street brands, from Rimmel London to Revlon and none of them looked as glamorous as a luxury lipstick.

So, first step you guessed it: invest in a high end lipstick. I opted for the Allure Velvet Chanel Lipstick in shade 57. The way the lipstick shapes the lips and the perfection with which the formula stays on for a long time is what makes the difference for me. Why invest in 5 different lipsticks that will crease all the time and cost the same money in the end?      

        Creating a Classy Cat Eye

Getting to the eye make-up now that we have picked the right lipstick. I don’t recommend a smokey eye when wearing a red lip; not even a natural eyeshadow. Instead, create a classy cat eye in intense black. If the cat eye is not really your thing, add some subtle falsies to complement the lips.

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      The best hairstyles to wear with red lips

Just to set the context when I talk about hairstyle. I’m not the best at doing hair, the best things I can do are just basic: straight, curly with a wand and curly overnight with hair grips. Luckily, in this video my hair was naturally curled after washing as I was spending everyday at the sea side. When you’re wearing red lips any of these simple hairstyles work wonders; don’t need to braid it or put it up in a ponytail. You can even leave it natural, it will add that sexy hint to your look.

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             What to wear with red lips?

Your outfit really much depends on the context, so I am not going to recommend any outfits, but instead I will recommend a colour palette that perfectly complements that red. These are my personal favourites, but of course there are many others that you can wear. It’s important that you feel comfortable with your choice and ready to slay the day.

Would you like a tutorial for a classy cat eye, like shown here?  I have a super easy technique that can be useful to many of you just starting out with liquid eyeliner.

Get your perfect shade here:

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Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Notino. As always, all words and opinions are my own.

Lots of love,

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Hello girls,

How have you been? Lately, I am feeling so positive about life and about all the cool things blogging brings in my life: from meeting the blogging community around London at events such as the Festival Pop Up x Grab the Hanger and starting new collaborations.

I have a great announcement to make today. I am introducing a new category on MissAndrada.com: Beauty. I remember having make-overs at my place when I was about 14 where I was straightening my friend’s hair, giving tips on make-up, applying masks for hair and face, tweezing the eyebrows, using rich body moisturisers..you name it and 100% I did it. Growing up, I kept learning about beauty and everyone around me asked me loads of questions about products and how they can achieve their desired look. I was used to offering tips to people on beauty and it didn’t really surprise me when I was randomly getting asked, but actually it meant I was able to give them value. And this is what I want to achieve with my beauty section, to give you valuable tips and tricks that I have learnt in the last 9 years. Yes, that’s right! I am giving it all out: all my beauty tricks will be revealed.

 

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I’m launching the series with a Spring / Summer Make-up Look. As seen on runways for London and Paris Fashion Week, the focus for this season is on glowy skin. Glowing highlights, glossy eyes and hints of baby pink are super trending right now. Watch the video below for a better view of the make-up:

 

 

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First thing you need for pulling off this look is high-quality foundation. From all the foundations I have tried, the Estée Lauder Double Wear is worth the hype. I have started using it a couple of weeks ago and I have to say, I am hooked on it! The foundation is resistant to heat, streaks and humidity and protects your skin from sunlight – perfect for this season!

Start by applying it on your hand and then with a foundation brush, start buffing it on your face and neck. You will notice that the foundation tends to mattify quickly on your skin, so don’t apply too much. I like to apply a bit more after if I feel like it. Instead of going through so many drug store foundations until you find the right one, get yourself a good one that will leave you with this healthy skin feeling. Although it’s medium to high coverage, it doesn’t feel heavy and the highlight looks AMAZING on top of it.

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For my eyes, I mainly used the DirtySweet shade in my Naked Smoky Palette. You can use any golden shade as the focus is on the skin here. On the corner of the eyes until the middle of my lid, I have applied the Rodial Stemcell Super-Food Glam Lip Balm. The eyes can get a bit sticky and if you plan to wear this for a long time, get ready to re-touch the make-up once in a while.

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Keep the skin glowing and add something hydrating on your lips. Here, I am using the Rodial Stemcell Super-Food Glam Lip Balm that leaves my lips feeling super full and hydrated. The balm has a subtle fragrance particular for luxury brands.

Shop the foundation and lip-balm on Notino. The website stocks an amazing range of brands: from luxury make-up to more affordable brands that are not available in other UK stores.

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Notino. As always, all words and opinions are my own.

Have you tried the Double Wear yet? How do you find it? Let me know in the comments below 🙂

Have a beautiful Sunday,