Monday, 2 June 2014

Benefit Lolli-tint ♡

(Get it here)

Lets talk about one of my favourite lip products today; Lolli-tint by Benefit! I love Benefit, its one of my favourite makeup brands, and their products never fail to impress me. Benefit describes Lollitint in these words: "Our candy-orchid tint treats lips & cheeks to a “pop” of dreamy sweetness. It’s the flirtiest flush you can get from a bottle…and its smudge-proof, smooch-proof color lasts from A.M. to P.M. Talk about stain power!"

I have to admit, I fell in love with the Lolli-tint even before using it, because of the sweet packaging. Both the box and the bottle are adorable. The bottle is a metallic pink colour, which has little polkadots and lollipops all over, how cute?! When you open the bottle, the applicator is like a nail polish brush. I didn't know how I felt about that at first, but I really don't mind it.

 Lolli-tint is very long-lasting, and stays put for the entire day. So you don't have to worry about re-applying it every other hour. Plus, it doesn't come off without a fight, even while taking of my makeup at night, I have a difficult taking it off. I absolutely adore the unique blue toned lilac pink colour of this tint. The colour is not too purple or pink, but its a perfect blend of both. I also love how the colour looks gorgeous on all skin tones. 

The soft (or not so soft, if you're layering it) lilic-pink colour looks really flattering on your cheeks and lips. The tint itself, is quite pigmented. So if you're going for a subtle natural look, you should apply a small amount. The thing I love most about this is that it is very versatile, because you can use this for both, a natural everyday look or a bold statement look. With using two or three coats of this on your lips and applying a layer of clear lipgloss on top, you can get the perfect bold lip.

The only problem I have with Lolli-Tint and all the other Benefit tints, is that they have to be blended really quickly, because they dry up immediately. However, that does not change the fact that I absolutely love this tint and almost everything about it. 

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Summer Goals 2014

I thought of some goals for myself, to make this summer a productive and enjoyable one. Here is a list of all my summer goals:

  1.  Eat healthy and join a gym: I plan on losing weight this summer, which I'm going to do by working out regularly and eating healthy.
  2. Yoga: Doing yoga, will not only help me lose weight, but it will also help me relax.
  3. Read 10 books: I plan on reading 5 classic novels, and 5 other ones of my choice. Any suggestions?
  4. Keep a journal: I've already started doing this, and I'm going to be consistent and write in it everyday. I really love keeping a journal, it makes me think clearer and writing about my thoughts and feelings, makes me feel 'free' and cheers me up.
  5. Focus more on skincare, and less on makeup: Lately, my skin has been breaking out a lot, and me being lazy when it comes to my skincare routine makes my skin even worse. Thats why, I really need to start being more regular with taking care of my skin, and I might even treat myself to a facial, since my skin is in need of one.
  6. Work on being more confident: I really do lack confidence, for example, I never raise my hand in class and I rarely get out of my comfort zone. However, I plan on changing this, and developing more confidence.
  7. Staying Positive: I'm going to start looking at the positive sides of things, and change my state of mind and thinking to a positive one (you can read my post on staying positive here).
  8. Work on being a 'happier' person: This just means, not getting angry, sad or hurt easily, and simply being happy. Staying positive will help with this.
  9. Start writing my book: I have a lot of story ideas, that I want to start writing in book form.
  10. Start song writing, and learn how to sing: I enjoy writing songs and singing. I'm not very good at singing though, therefore I downloaded a singing program that I want to start doing.
  11. Learn how to play the guitar: I took guitar lessons many moons ago, and now I want to start learning how to play again, but this time I'm going to teach myself.
  12.  Move to a new house
  13. Online shop
  14. Take an online astronomy course: I've always loved astronomy, and I really want to study it, so I was thinking of taking an online course.
  15. Get Math Tuitions: I'm terrible at math, and I'm desperately in need of math tuitions, that can help me get through next year's math.
  16. Start watching a new tv show
  17. Drink A lot of Water: I drink a total of 2 glasses of water a day, which is not even close to how much I should drink, and I need to make that 2 into at least 8.
  18. Get Outside: I'm always inside the house, but this summer I'm going to make it a rule, for me to go out for a walk/run, or just sit in the garden every now and then.
  19. Spend time with my friends
  20. Listen to new and different music: I've been exploring different genres of music, and now, I've started listening to a lot of upbeat indie music, some EDM stuff, and a couple of pop-punk/rock bands. I've mostly been listening to mixes on 8tracks, and thats also where I get most of my music from nowadays.
  21. Stop caring so much
  22. Relax: After all the stress that school, homework, exam e.t.c have caused, I need to also take it easy, catch up on my sleep and do nothing sometimes. Because, sometimes doing nothing is healthy. :p
  23. Learn foreign languages
  24. Star gaze
  25. Blog more often
I hope you enjoyed this post, tell me what your summer goals are in the comments.