Monday, 29 December 2014

My Christmas trip, outfit and a dreamy hotel!


       This year, for the first time in 3 years, I spent Christmas with my family in Poland.
It also was the first time ever that Sam went to my hometown with me.
We were both really excited! She's never been abroad so she was so happy for that and I was happy to spend such an important time together with my family and show her how we celebrate Christmas in Poland. 
       We decided to stay at one of Poznan's (my hometown) best hotels - Andersia. It's a very luxury hotel. We stayed there for 4 nights and our hotel room was on the 8th floor, so we had an amazing view on Poznan. My and Sam's favourite thing about our hotel room was probably the bathroom, but especially the shower! The entire hotel is super pretty, so have a look at the pictures I uploaded below :)
       I wanted to wear my Philip Armstrong dress for Christmas, but I wasn't too sure about the colour of this dress, which is purple, and I really wanted to wear something with red. Few days before leaving for Poland, I went shopping to Liverpool One, and of course I had to visit my favourite shop, which is Mango, and I've noticed this gorgeous top with so many different colours on it. I knew it would go perfectly with my navy trousers from Mango which I've bought in the summer, so I decided to buy that top and change my Christmas outfit to this one! I've paired this outfit with my gorgeous pink heels from Dune and a black leather clutch which is also from Dune. I think it looked very neat and elegant, yet it was full of colours. 
     Last but not least I want to tell you about something that made me super happy this Christmas. My girlfriend Sam, surprised me with a stunning, yellow diamond promise ring! We are like a married couple anyway, we're not just girlfriends, we've been living together for almost 3 years now, yet we're not ready to take bigger steps, so this is just perfect for us! It made me a happy girl and I'm absolutely in love with my ring!

If you have any Christmas blog posts, about your Christmas outfit or how you spent Christmas, then please link them in the comments, I'd love tread then and see your pictures!

Kinia xoxo



Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Hot Hair- synthetic ponytail

Hiya, today I'm showing you something I've never had on my blog before. A lot of girls often struggle with their hair. We want to have long her, then decide to cut them short, to then wanting to get back to having long hair again. I know it can take a lot of time for the hair to grow, so why not try a ponytail hair piece? The one I'm showing you today is by Hot Hair. It's no struggle to put on.
I got one in colour Swedish Blonde. There are 12colours to choose from, which is a lot, so I'm sure if you would like to get one yourself, you would find the perfect colour, to match your hair. 
This piece looks very natural, my friends were really surprised with how real it looked like. It's a huge plus as I know that so many hair pieces look so fake and the whole point in pieces like that is too look as natural as possible. This piece will not only give you length but if you already have long hair but need more volume, then this piece is perfect for you.
Putting it on, could not be any easier. 
First, you just have to do a ponytail. There are 3 pins attached underneath this synthetic pony tail that you put in your hair, under you bauble, making sure that it will stay in one place. There are also 2 more separate pins, that come with this ponytail. Next step is to just tie it round and when then tie it round again with the section of the pony tail that's left on the side to cover the velcro. That's all you have to do. How simple was that? 
It's a gorgeous, high quality hair piece, that I would recommend to everyone! 
You should check out Hot Hair website if you would be more interested in others hair pieces, there's a lot to choose from. 

This piece is really affordable as it costs only £24.00! You can purchase it here!


Kinia xoxo


PRADA Candy! I'm in love!

Hello sweetness!
I've had many beauty products/perfumes that was on my Christmas wish list this year, but on top of the list, the number 1 item was Prada Candy perfume! I wanted to get my hands on it since I first seen it in shops!
Since, I'm going to Poland for Christmas, and we can't take the presents with us, me and Sam decided to open one of our presents last night!
I was so happy that my present was the amazing Prada Candy! 
I don't usually review perfumes, because I can only show you the packaging, but as it's Christmas next week (how exciting!), I thought that it would make an ideal Christmas present, and maybe my review will make you want to put this perfume on your Christmas list.

Prada Candy comes in a gorgeous bottle in a bright pink colour with gold. The bottle is just gorgeous. Of course many people buy perfumes just because of the bottle. If the bottle looks very nice, then of course people will want to buy it. I instantly fell in love with the bottle. 
To use the spray, you need take the whole top of the perfume off, the top part including the pink stripe. With the bigger bottles, you just use the black pump instead, which is great.
As the name suggests, I knew it would smell very sweet and perfume scents like that are my favorite, so that's why I just needed to get it.
To me, it's a nice and girly scent. It's not over powering, like some perfumes can be. You can wear it any time, as it's sweet but very subtle. It's one of those scents that smell so nice, you could just eat it. I think, that this perfume smells similar to Juicy Couture "Viva La Juicy", just more subtle and not so spicy and strong. 
One of the top notes of this perfume is caramel which smells irresistible. 
It's a very sophisticated scent. 

There are 3 size bottles of this perfume available and a gift set, and the prices come from £40 to £76. You can find them in your local perfume shops and online.

Is this perfume candy on your Christmas list? I'd love to know what you think of it :)
Kinia xoxo


Saturday, 6 December 2014

YOSO LASHES

Today I'm reviewing a Heated Eyelash Curler from YOSO! You can find their products on a Beauty Crowd website.

Looking at the instruction pictures in the booklet is a bit confusing. I'm one of those people who do not like to read instructions, just figure out yourself how to use the products, yet I had no idea what to do with this eyelash curler. I'm going to tell you in steps how to use it. 

1. Switch it on with the button on the side.
2. Wait 1.5 minutes for it to warm up.
3. When the little circle at the top turns from purple to pink, then it's ready to use.
4. Hold the main heater (the longest one on the eyelash curler) against the eyelash roots, 90 degrees upwards.
5. Hold it in this position for 3 seconds. You can hold it a few seconds longer for better effects. 
6. For the inner and outer lashes, use the little heater at the top. Use it the same way you did with the main lashes.
7. Use the brush on the other side to separate your lashes. 

I think it's super easy to use, and at first when I've received it, I wasn't sure how hot the heater is going to get, so I was sceptical about keeping it so close to my eyes, but I loved it the second I tried it. It's warm enough to warm and curl your lashes, but it's not super hot, so you won't burn anything. It's very safe! It works way better than a normal metal eyelash curler. The effects are more noticeable and lashes stay up like that up to even a few days.
You can already see the effects on bare lashes, but when you apply mascara on, the difference is even bigger. This eyelash curler, curls the lashes up brilliantly, making the eyes appear more awake and bigger! It's a great, handy product, that you can take everywhere with you. 
This eyelash curler requires just 1 thin battery. 
It's such a fantastic products, so get if you can and you won't regret it!
You can purchase it here, from Beauty Crowd website for only £15.99.

Kinia xoxo


Thursday, 27 November 2014

Spectrum Brushes- 7 Piece Set

To achieve a perfect makeup, it's very important to use great quality brushes.
I've recently changed my brushes to these that I'm reviewing today. It's a 7 Piece Set by Spectrum Brushes.
They come in leather case that opens up in half and it's easily transformed into two brush holders. It's super useful when you travel a lot.
These brushes are purple and black and they look incredible! 
The brushes in the set are
- Eyebrow
- Eyeshadow
- Concealer
- Lip
- Blush
- Foundation
- Powder.
All the brushes in this set are very subtle and smooth, they're very good quality and they feel nice on skin when you apply makeup with them. None of the hair falls out of them and hopefully they will last me a long time.
      My favorite brush in the set is definitely the Eyebrow one. It's a thin, angled brush so using it will help you draw a precise line, and achieve the eyebrow shape you want to get.
     The Eyeshadow brush is also angled just like the Eyebrow one, but this one's bigger and thicker. The angle makes it super easy to apply the eyeshadow and also blend it in nicely, so there will be no harsh lines visible. For me, I think this brush works the best if I want to apply makeup in the inner or outer corner of my eyelid, it's also perfect for applying eyshadow in the crease. 
      I've got two Concealer brushes instead of a lip one, which I haven't even noticed until about a week of using them, so I hope the pictures doesn't concern you. If you buy it then you should get a normal set. I always apply concealer with my fingers. I find it way easier,  so I use the Concealer brushes for eyeshadows, but it's a great brush and will work perfectly with a concealer, I just don't use it for it. Therefore I have two extra eyshadow brushes. 
      Unfortunately, I didn't get the Lip brush in my set, so I can't really review it, but I'm just going to tell you that it's a thin round brush. As it's a tiny brush, I think it would make applying lipstick on your lips perfectly. 
     The Blush powder is perfect if you just want to pop a bit of colour on your cheek, and using this brush will make it look very subtle.
     I've always been using a flat Foundation brush, so this was the first time I ever used this type of brush. I must say it was a huge change because they're so different and you apply your foundation in a different way. After using it for a few days, I really got used to it and I actually love it! You can blend the foundation in really well with this brush and it works perfectly with any type of foundations and tinted mouisturisers. 
   Last but not least is the Powder brush. I think it's a great brush. It's big and round so you can just lightly dust powder over foundation with, helping you achieve more natural look. 

This gorgeous set is worth buying and for such great quality brushes it's really affordable, as it costs only £24.99! 
Kinia xoxo

Sunday, 16 November 2014

SOIGNE Fruit Marbles Collection

Time to add some colours to our dark season of autumn! 
This beautiful Fruit Marbles Collection by a French brand called SOIGNE might be more suitable for summer than autumn, but as it's Christmas soon, I just had to review it and show everyone how beautiful and luxury this collection is as I can't keep my eyes off of it and maybe some of you will add it to your Christmas wish list ;)
The collection contains 5 nail polishes which are beautifly wrapped and packed in a colourful, dreamy box. They're essential in any girls' nail polish drawer! 
These high quality nail polishes will last on your nails up to a week. It slightly chipped after 2-3 days but only on top of my nails and it wasn't very noticeable, so you can keep it on your nails for even up to a week! They look very sleek on nails as the brush strokes fade as the polish dries down.  If you're like me and like to just scratch nail polish off instead of using nail polish removers than you're going to have a lot of trouble with these polishes! It's really hard to scratch it off, but then again, that's why they stay on nails for so long.

Kyoho- Is a lovely light paster purple colour.
Kiwi - The name would suggest that it's a green colour but it's a lovely, dusty turquoisey-blue, which is not a bright colour so it's not overwhelming and it's easy to wear. This shade definitely needs 2-3 coats.I normally apply 2 coats anyway, but if you do nail art with many different colours then you don't want the layers to be too thick, but I think you would have to apply 2 layers of this one as only 1 layer can look see-through and dull.
PĂȘche - Gorgeous pastel orange colour.
Pamplemousse When you look at the bottle of this nail polish, the colour looks hot pink,but when you apply it on your nails, it looks more like a warm red colour. It's stunning colour, and no other colour would remind me of Christmas more!
Fraise Is a Barbie pink colour! Pink nail polishes has always been my favourite ones and this one wins my heart. 

BARGAIN ALERT!

Kinia xoxo


Wednesday, 5 November 2014

New BINKY LONDON Collection | Review

New season means there's a new Binky London AW14/15 Collection.
There are 5 colours in this collection, which are : The Big Smoke, Cobalt, Purple Gel, Mocha Gel and Marrakesh. I've attached the picture of the collection at the bottom of my post. I've noticed that in that picture, the nail polish colour that I have looks a bit red and pink, but in real life it's a nice burgundy colour.
So yes, I've been sent the "Marrakesh" one. It's a gorgeous colour and I fell in love with it straight away when I received it that's why I couldn't wait to use it. I think it's a simple colour, and not too bright, not too dark. It's not an overwhelming colour, and for me, it's one of those  basic colours, that you can wear all the time, summer, winter, day and night, and you won't feel the need to change it. I could wear it all the time. 
The thick brush makes it very easy to apply, and it keeps more nail polish than a thin brush, therefore there's no need to keep dipping in. It's a great quality nail polish. It's not gluey or heavy. I'm really pleased with how fast it dries and how long it stays on on my nails. It stayed perfectly on my nails for about 3-4 days, on the 4th day, the ends would slightly chip off but the rest would stay like it did before. Sounds pretty much like a nails polish dream, doesn't it? 
I really think it's worth buying. There's nothing bad I can say about this nail polish.
If you have some nail polishes from this collection or even the whole collection then I'd love to know what you think of it :)


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Kinia xoxo



Saturday, 1 November 2014

Princess for a day! | OOTD

It's November! It's crazy how time flies, and yes even though it's autumn, and this dress from Get The Label that I'm wearing might be more suitable for summer, it's so pretty that I think it's perfectly fine to wear it to some events, and family parties even now :) 
The neckline is very unique. The top corner sides are see-through, so even though the dress is built up right to the neck which will give you more stability and everything will stay in place, it makes the neckline look like it's more open so that the dress looks more fun. It also has a beautiful line of sequins going on the edge of the neckline.

I'm also wearing gorgeous nude wedges from Boohoo which are 18 cm high, but they're very comfortable and you can walk easily in them without breaking a leg. They have a bow attached in the front, making it look super cute, so you can even wear normal jeans a tank top with them, and you will look amazing.



Friday, 24 October 2014

Primping With The Stars | Benefit


Hi there! Today I'm reviewing yet another palette! I've been loving so many palettes lately so I just have to blog about them :)
Using this "Primping with the Starts" kit by Benefit, you will make your face look naturally glowy and flawless and you will achieve a perfect base for your makeup with these key products: 

* They're Real! - Mascara 3.0g
This mascara with a flexible, plastic wand works good, but I'm not super impressed with it. I like when mascara gives my lashes volume and texture and I just feel like this one just doesn't really do it and it doesn't separates my lashes too well. But after all it's a good, long-lasting mascara.
  • * Stay Don’t Stray - Primer for concealers & eyeshadows 2.5ml
  • First when I got this kit I thought was a concealer but it's actually not. It's a really great product, which you use a primers for eyeshadows and concelears and I think that it works really well! Since I've started using it, I can tell that my makeup stay on perfectly for longer than usual, and I don't have to re-do my concealer t I did before, I just do apply it in the morning, and it makes my concealer (and eyeshadow) still look great when I come back from work and stay perfect till late! Fantastic product. 
  • * Benetint - Rose-tinted lip & cheek stain 4.0ml
  • Benetint is a rose tinted stain for lips and chicks. It looks adorable, the packaging reminds me of a nail polish, as you apply this product with a brush like the ones in nail polishes. It's a nice berry colour, which I think would look amazing on someone with a nice tan. However, I like to just pop a bit of it on my chicks, and maybe slightly on my lips, but if I put too much then I might end up looking too pale!
  • * Some Kind-a Gorgeous - The foundation fake 2.5ml.
  • This matte foundation fake comes in the kit in a medium shade. It's a very light, creamy mousse texture. The coverage is alright but if you want more coverage then you could just use some concealer. I think this foundation will leave your skin looking very natural and matte.
  • * Girl Meets Pearl - Liquid pearl for face 7.5ml
  • This liquid pearl for face has a nice fruity scent and looks amazing. I personally like to use it as a highlighter on my cheek bones and my brow bones. It's a light pearly colour and it's such a light product that will give your skin a natural glow. It's also non sticky and super easy to apply. I think I might get addicted to it :) 
  • * The POREfessional PRO balm to minimize the appearance of pores 7.5ml
  • I don't have many pores but it works amazing on some that I have on my skin. It works like an airbrush. It blends in amazing with my skin and once I apply it on my face, it makes my pores almost none existent and I don't even see this product on my skin which is amazing. I've never actually tried a product like that before as like I said before, I don't have many pores. 

This palette is a bit bigger then the other Benefit one that I reviewed in one of my latest posts, but the products are tiny! I think that the ones that might last me long are Benetint, The POREfessional and Girl Meets Pearl, as these aren't the products that I would use daily and they're the biggest ones. I personally would want the foundation packaging to be a bit bigger, as I might go through it fast! 
Even though these products are small, the quality of them is amazing and I think that Benefit makes amazing makeup, just maybe a bit too expensive sometimes.



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Kinia xoxo