skin care

My Summer Skincare and Makeup Staples

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Skin care and makeup shifts for me when summer comes. Firstly because I leave to stay with family and friends in Canada and there’s no way of packing everything (still managed a considerable amount of lipstick!?) I wear a little bit less of the last and a little bit more of the first. Anyway there are three key products that see a lot of use and help me keep up with everything…

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Finals Hiatus

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Yes, it happened again. Finals came and I’m up to my ears with assignments neglecting everything else, my health included. I’ve been sick on and off for the last 2-3 weeks and that means I feel even more rushed and panicked to finish up everything in time for my classes. Even now I should be preparing for my last exam on Tuesday but I can’t postpone a short status update…

The most important thing: I’ll be back from Wednesday, May 14th!!!

I have posts waiting to be photographed and written. Just a few ideas:

  • Purchases from a Rummage Sale, mainly photography props
  • Review of my new Nikon 35mm f1.8G AF-S DX lens
  • Review of my Nikon 16-85mm f3.5 – 5.6G ED VR AF-S DX lens
  • Living on a student budget: conclusions after my first year
  • My New Lipstick Love: NARS Velvet Matte Lipstick in Carthage
  • New skin care staples for the coming summer
  • Photography: portraits and events for my friends (if they let me post their pictures, I didn’t have time to contact and ask them yet)

So… Just a little more and see you soon!

♥Eszter

Empties Abound #2

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Empties continued… Unfortunately I had less luck with these, but there are some favorites.

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Empties Abound #1

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I finished up a few (perhaps a little bit more than few, if they can fit only in two posts… ;D) products in the last few months so here’s a compilation with a few thoughts and a verdict about repurchase.

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My Travel Beauty

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As I mentioned before in my Beauty Packing for Travel post I’m staying with my family and only for a week so I packed really light clothes wise. This meant enough space for my considerable travel stash in my fav toilette bag with tiny whales (yeah, you read right!!!) and hearts from Women’s Secret. Be forewarned, this is not the lightest I have ever packed I could definitely downsize more but this time I didn’t have the space constrains so I was able to pack a little bit of everything however no make-up brushes this time. I decided to go with the hands are your best tools approach… it’s a first but I’m not complaining yet.

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Beauty Packing for Travel

traveling on a busIt’s Spring break and I left my not so sunny American small-town and headed for an even less sunny Toronto. Part of my family, my sister, lives there, on the outskirts of Toronto, only 35 minutes away from the center.

My break will last only one week but there are two things in favor for the quick visit:

  1. It is refreshing to be with family who care so much. Having friends is great but nothing like family so Toronto is more like a retreat, a place to charge up my batteries and arm myself against being lonely or homesick. It’s not perfect but the closest thing there is to home, Hungary.
  2. I’m a big city girl, I was brought up in a capital city, Budapest so to spend time in a city as big as Toronto is like being in a candy shop after months of dieting. I love and miss the busy streets, the bustling life and easily accessible shops.

CN Tower, TorontoToday’s post was mostly prompted by my general dilemma of what to take with me. I love to travel and enjoy the feeling of going somewhere but packing is always really hard. I’m a natural klutz (I frequently forget or misplace things) and I am really attached to all my possessions in general so I had to work out a way to logically weight the importance of every item. I would call my method as a gradual down-sizing: I always start out with too much and then step by step pick out the things that I really need with me.

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Here are my steps for beauty packing:

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Sephora Webshopping and Reviews

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I love Sephora and their skincare and cosmetic lines and I know how hard it is to decide what to spend your money on when you step in that huge place. My first time was 3 HOURS long!!! Also buying in the store is a lot of times not an option for a poor student like me (I use the website a lot). Buying on the internet is quick and easy but it is kinda hard to find the best when you are deprived of the real experience of the senses (touch, smell, sight mostly).  So I read and research before buying and still have misses and overlooked products while I’m on the mission of looking for the best. In this context even if it seems over-crowded in the blogging world, writing reviews is something important. You cannot have enough information (especially if you don’t have copious amounts of money) so I will do my best to give a good, solid opinion and tips for usage whenever I decide to mention and photograph a product.

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