Marzia x Winky Lux Lip Kit

Today started out as a rainy day, but towards late morning it became sunny and beautiful.

But that’s not what I’ll be writing about here. You can tell by the title what the topic of the day is! And I am E X C I T E D about it!

I ordered this in the beginning of February as a birthday present for myself. (Yes I am aware that sounds rather chauvinistic, but I think after suffering for half my life and only just began recovery last year, I deserve it).

This is what I got from Winky Lux

Winky Lux products are all:

  • Cruelty Free ūüźį
  • Paraben Free
  • Talc Free
  • Gluten Free

1.¬†Marzia’s Lip Kit

Containing:

  • 1 x Pug Make-up Pouch
  • 1 x Stella Marina Matte Lipstick
  • 1 x Corallo Matte Lipstick
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STELLA MARINA & CORALLO Swatches
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Marzia Lip Kit

2. Birthday Cake Lipgloss

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Lipgloss – Birthday Cake

I got this for free because I ordered the lip kit in my birthday month. Sign up and get yours when ordering a product in your birthday month!

       3. Diamond Powder РLight

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Diamond Powder – Light

I got a sample of this product and it feels AMAZING on my skin! Definitely buying in the future!

So that’s what I received today! Kudos to¬†Marzia, my favourite blogger/Youtuber for the excellent lip kit.

 

 

See you in the next one!

 

What I Got For Christmas

Merry belated Crimbo everybody! Hope you had an amazing time with your family and friends like I did! It’s the first Christmas in a long, long time where I am genuinely happy, and my family is one.

But anyways, this post isn’t about that… it’s about all the good stuff I got!

… starting from

Work

So as to avoid spending excessive amounts of money, my class and another (the crew, as I like to call it) decided to go for lunch instead of giving presents. In my opinion, it was a great idea. We got to laugh and chat about life, and it was nice. We went to Palazzo Preca, just a few doors away from where we work. The service was excellent, and so was the food.

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From all the students in my class (my cheeky little monkeys, whom I love with all my heart!) gave me vouchers, which I can redeem at a lot of local shops. I appreciated their thought… and being the sensitive person I am, I was almost reduced to tears.

p50054rThe student I help in class gave me the most beautiful necklace from¬†perfumes&more. He almost gave me a fright when he told me he needed to talk to me outside of class, but when he took out the wrapped box and card, I laughed so hard he thought I had gone cray. The pendant has a twisted thingy with crystals embedded, and the end has a pearl attached to it. I promised him I’d wear it for Christmas Eve… and I did!

BFF

loki-36-mcuFrom my BFF, who knows me more than anyone else (sorry, fam and bae), bought me a
Loki Funko POP… and it has a freaking¬†bobble head! Even though it was more than enough, she called the gift a “little something” and promised she’d get me something more special from London. I freaking love her, needless to say!

In-Laws

Even though I haven’t met them in a while, they still managed to amaze me with their gifts, because it was like they knew what I really wanted (ahem… bae… ahem…). I spent Boxing Day morning at his, and we played two PS games, one which I don’t know the name of and Injustice. I actually beat him at Injustice one time… and I’d never touched a PS in my entire existence! I was proud of myself there and then!

wallet-camel-3-thumb2xHis parents gave me this amazing camel wallet from Parfois. And just a day before on Christmas, I was thinking of buying a new wallet from the sales!

originalHis sister gave me a perfume from Zara. It’s called Floral from their Day Collection, and it smells DIVINE. The packaging was lilac, one of my favourite colours after purple and green.

 

Family

4129bnds0tl-_sx300_20161226_213443[1].jpgFirst up are my parents! After almost giving me a
positive heart attack with a SINGING DONKEY – yes, you read right… Singing. Donkey. – they gave me a pair of festive socks and money. Thankssss!

http3a2f2fmedia-topshop-com2fwcsstore2ftopshop2fimages2fcatalog2f21n88gmul_largeNext up are my sestra and boyfriend. They got me four – yes, that’s right… 4. Quattro. Quatre. – presents, starting from the funny one to the one I wanted badly. The funny one is this floating pug plug for the bath. I called him Robert Jr., since the duck plug we bought from London is called Robert Sr..
Second gift I got was a jammy set; the top says Cupcakes for Breakfast 20161226_21425401(YASSSS), and the pants have lots of hearts on them, and are longer than my legs with my Cookie Monster fuzzy slippers (Fact)! 20161226_2138141
Third gift is this beautiful heart-shaped, two-storey jewellery storage box, which I will be filling with earrings, rings and pins in the future.
Last but not least, is the MEGA gift, which is a SilverCrest hairdryer. I’d wanted my own (first-hand and not full of sticky tape) hair dryer in forever, and so they got me one.

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Bae

Leaving the best for last, as he’d been showering me with gifts – both abstract and concrete – since we first started dating back in March. He first gave me a cute brown dog with blue sparkly eyes, which I named Dean, and then he gave me a rare Beatles LP from Budapest, and several games, namely The Sims 4, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Wolf Among Us and Hearthstone. And I enjoy playing them, especially with him.

Now for the Crimbo presents…

mortal-kombat-x-enhanced-online-beta-headerPart 1 was a game I’d wanted since forever, which is Mortal Kombat X. I’d say ‘Fatality’ every time he fails at something or as a joke, and now I can the game itself!

Second, as he told me, is “something of everyday cute-chinese-pug-dog-cookie-puppy-animal-pet-lovely-companion-mouse-pad-0-500x421use”… it turned out to be a mouse pad, with a pug staring hungrily at a crumb of food. Looove it!

brown-warm-cross-bag-9439970-lrgLast one was “something of almost every day use”… The result? This beautiful camel crossover bag from Parfois, which matches the wallet I got from his mum.

 

 

You

Yes, you, reading this post down to the end of it, which is this part. You gave me the present of understanding and inspiration to write more and more of these posts. You give me hope and a reason to do what I love doing more than anything else in the whole, wide world, which is writing.

Stay safe this festive season, and I will see you in the next one!

 

MASSIVE Budapest/Vienna Haul!

Hey everybody! Welcome back to my blog!

As a few of you may already know, from the 1st until 5th of August I was on holiday with my older sister. We travelled to Budapest and also spent a day in Vienna. It was an amazing adventure and I’ve seen so many things, and enjoyed learning about a whole new culture (as I usually do when travelling to a new country).

I will be showing you what I bought in relation to fashion, accessories, souvenirs and more (in no chronological order).

Let’s start¬†shall we…?

I got this first piece from Stradivarius. It’s a blue playsuit with half-length sleeves and a floral print. It shows the cleavage a it too much for my likings so I’ll be sewing a piece of it.

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Stradivarius

The next thing I got is yet another playsuit, but this time from a store called C&A. It’s got thin spaghetti straps, and a lace detail on the V-neck and thigh bits. It’s completely covered with a cute little floral print on a black background. I’ve already worn this on my way back home from the holiday, and let me tell you: it looks and feels good wearing it!

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C&A

Next up are these two cute tank tops from Tezenis. One has a comic strip-style type of print, while the other has cute little bananas all over it.

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Tezenis
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Tezenis

Up next is this cute bikini top and bottom (not as a set) from H&M. I needed a girlier bikini than the swimsuit I have and this was the result! I love the floral print on the top and the crochet-like part on the bottoms.

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H&M

These shorts are also from H&M. I love everything about it, from the print down to its style.

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H&M

I also got this¬†cute Pusheen pyjama trousers from H&M. I couldn’t resist, I just had to buy them!

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H&M

This top is also from H&M. It has birds perching on a plant all over it. Love it!

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H&M

These trousers are also from H&M (will this ever end? Nope, up next are accessories!). They’re a big big round the legs but I like how it fits.

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H&M

Up next are the accessories I got from H&M, which are… a lot, as much as I bought clothes.

I got this baby pink compact selfie stick, which I needed as I was borrowing my dad’s for the holiday. Worth every penny.

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H&M

Also got this transparent make-up bag, which I needed as my old one is a bit too small.

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H&M

I also bought an eyebrow fixing brush and this body spray in a pink macaroon smell. The smell is AMAZING.

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H&M (apologies for the blurry photo!)

Also from H&M is this cute pug sharpener. For those who know me really well, they know how much I love pugs… and dogs in general.

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H&M

I also got two pairs of shoes, one black and the other with blue and white stripes.

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H&M
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H&M

Last two items from H&M are these knee-high socks and sunglasses pouch which says ‘Be Wild and Wander’ on it.

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H&M

Next up are items I got from Claire’s! They had a buy 6 pay for 3 offer so me and my older sister got three items each, and this are my things!

First up is this cute polar bear with sparkly blue eyes, which I named Gunther (for those who watch Adventure Time know what I mean).

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Claire’s

Second and third item I got were these two beautiful golden hair bands, one with leaves on it and the other with little flowers.

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Claire’s

I got this mini USB ventilator from a store called Colosseum in Vienna. Was slightly disappointed that it didn’t work when I tried it at my hotel room.

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Colosseum

I think I got these from Colosseum as well. They’re white trainers with a rubbery type front. They’re a bit dirty as I’d worn them with the C&A playsuit already shown previously.

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Colosseum (I think)

I also don’t know where I got this tshirt from, but for sure it’s from Vienna. It has cat-themed graphics all over it, which I think are cute.

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Unknown (Vienna for sure)

From Promod I got this comfy dress. It has a bit of rope that ties round the waist and has yellow flowers all over it. And the bonus? It has POCKETS. I love pockets on dresses.

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Promod

I got this wire from a store called Tiger. It had loads of home decors and school supplies. It was my sister’s heaven (she’s a teacher).

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Tiger

From a vintage store I got these pair of sunglasses and this cute shirt.

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Vintage
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Vintage

Last but not least (finally) are the clothes I got from Reserved.

First up is this striped top with midi sleeves.

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Reserved

Up next is this black dress with the shoulder cut out thingies (dunno what else to call them but that).

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Reserved

I also got these lightweight trousers.

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Reserved

… And there’s the mandatory souvenirs. I collect snowglobes, which¬†is why I bought two: one from Vienna and the other from Budapest.

That’s all I got from Budapest and Vienna. I hope you enjoy my hauls. If you want more of these posts please let me know! That’s it from me; see you on the flip side!