Sunday, June 1, 2014

Beauty: Rimmel

A while ago I promised a review for some of the Rimmel products I use on a daily basis, so here it is. I just got the new Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer and will show it very soon as well.

Fix and Perfect Primer
As you can see on the bottle the product claims to have smoothing, resurfacing, brightening, mattifying and protecting effect. It has a creamy formula, blends nicely on the skin and sinks in quickly, so you can proceed with your daily make-up routine straight away. I apply this primer mainly on my dry zones because it has a nice hydrating effect and smooths my skins before applying a foundation so that I don’t have dry patches. Also, it makes applying foundation or concealer a lot easier. When applied I don’t see a drastic change on my face – it doesn’t mattify or brighten my combination skin. But the primer works well as a base under powder or foundation and helps them last longer. Overall, this is a nice base to use before your daily make-up and leaves your skins soft and moisturised, but don’t expect too much of it.


 Stay MATTE Foundation
I bought this foundation after reading a lot of positive reviews. It was my first ever Rimmel product and at first I liked it very much. But after using it for a while it started getting too dry for my skin. Now I use it only as a concealer and rarely on my whole face. The foundation has a thick mousse texture. I apply it with my fingers or the Beauty Blender dupe. It provides medium coverage without feeling heavy on the skin. It blends nicely if I have applied a primer. If not it gets too dry and harder to blend. I think it would work better for oily skin as it has a nice matte effect and when set with powder it can last very long. 

Stay Blushed Liquid Cheek Tint

Stay Blushed is a liquid cheek tint or in other words the liquid blush that will become your favourite one for sure. Before I buy it I have tried regular powder blush, but never really used one. The Rimmel blush is easy to apply even for an amateur like me. The plastic tube is small and compact and holds 14ml product. You only need a small amount, so it will last for a long time. Also, the tube makes it easy to control the amount of product when squeezing. I use my fingers to apply and blend with the Beauty Blender dupe if needed, but I guess you can use a make-up sponge as well. It has a mousse formula and is highly pigmented, but once applied it looks very natural. If you are careful and use a small amount there is no chance to look like a clown. Believe me I had my doubts and insecurities about this! It lasts 8+ hours on my combination skin (with or without setting it with powder).
When I bought it there were only two colors available, but I can see now that there is a variety of 5 shades. Mine is 004 Sunkissed Cherry which is a very nice warm color. You can buy it from most drogeries and Beauty shops as well as online.
Overall, I love this blush so much, because it gives a natural glowing effect and is so easy to use. I would definitely recommend you to give it a try.

60 Seconds Nail Polish
(left to right) 'aye, aye sailor', 'man over board','round and round the garden'
I am very impatient person sometimes especially when it comes to applying nail polish. I somehow always end up ruining it before it dries well enough. So every fast drying nail polish is more than welcome in my collection. Since I like Rimmel Cosmetics a lot I have decided to try their nail polishes as well. They have a variety of colors from brights to pastels to dark tones. The brush is wide and makes the whole application process easy. The nail polish dries very fast as promised and can be used before you go out without ruining your clothes or manicure. One coat is enough, though I prefer to apply two for better coverage. ‘Aye Aye Sailor’ and ’Man over board’ have a bit thicker formula than the green one. The only negative thing I see is that they don’t last too long. On the second day they start peeling off, but I use only base coat and no top coat. And almost no nail polish can stay longer on my nails because of work and university crafts.

*This post is not sponsored.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Travel Diaries: Selfie Time

I don't use instagram and I am definitely not into the oh-so-popular selfie trend even the so called 'art' selfies people are trying to push so hard recently. So I guess this post is my tribute (probably my one and only) to the selfie (or should I spell it Célfie) trend. While being in Vienna me and my dear Amra had fun taking tons of selfies as silly as that might be. Today going through the photos and memories from my trip I had a sudden urge to post them.
Plus you can never beat a 'royal' selfie at a palace! The mirrored photos are taken in the Albertina Museum where I spent a few hours diving into a few centuries of art from Monet to Picasso.

'Prater' selfies after we tried (and didn't die) this 117 high tower.
Famous Viennese Giant Wheel and trying traditional food.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Beauty: New in

I am sharing some of my purchases from last week. I was very excited to get my hands on some of these! I'm trying the John Frieda professional haircare products for the first time and so far I really like them. And the popular 'I love...' cosmetics products smell as good as they promise. Raspberry jam and coconut cookies - Oh, I am in heaven!

I love... Coconut & Cream Showergel
I love... Coconut & Cream Body Butter
 I love... Coconut & Cream Lipbalm
I love... Raspberry & Blackberry Showergel
John Frieda Luxurious Volume Conditioner
John Frieda Luxurious Volume Blow Dry Spray

If you want to read more about any of the products, just drop me a line and I will be more than happy to make review for you once I have used them for a while and have a stable opinion.
Also, for those of you who have used John Frieda before - which of the products are you most satisfied with?

Реших да споделя някои от покупките си от предната седмица. Бях много щастлива най-накрая да се сдобия с някои от тях. Като професионалните продукти за грижа за косата на John Frieda например. Засега съм доста доволна и приятно впечатлена от серума и балсама. А продуктите на 'I love...' Cosmetics пък миришат точно толкова хубаво, колкото и обещават, ако не и по-хубаво! Малиново сладко/сироп и кокосови курабийки - Ах, сигурно съм в рая!

I love... душ гел с кокос
I love... лосион за тяло с кокос
 I love... балсам за устни в кутийка с кокос
I love... душ гел с малина и къпина
John Frieda балсам за обем
John Frieda спрей-лосион за обем

Ако искате да разберете повече за продуктите, само кажете и с радост ще направя подробно ревю, след като съм ги ползвала и имам по-стабилно мнение.
Също така, ако сте ползвали някои от продуктите на John Frieda, ще се радвам да споделите мнение, както и кои са ви любими.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Watercolor Illustrations, Cat Eyes and a Little Giveaway

Just a few watercolor illustrations I did recently.

And because we all love cat eye sunglasses Firmoo is giving away 30$ voucher code for the glasses on this page
The code is 72b859e6a and can be used a miximum of 5 times (people) so the first five to use it will be the lucky ones. It expires on June 7th. Copy/paste it on the checkout page and good luck!

Keep in mind that Firmoo delivers to USA and most EU countries (not to Bulgaria). Check the full list and more about the shipping here.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Happy Birthday, Chocolate Sarcasm!

Today's Chocolate Sarcasm's third anniversary!
I had a free day from work today so I went to get some cupcakes with a friend. 
If you remember last year's birthday post - you'll notice the tradition of treating myself with my favourite cupcakes for the blog's birthday.
They are probably the best cupcakes in town and are from a small bakery called 'Take a Cake'.

A BIG thank you to all of you who are reading my blog and I promise I will be a better blogger and post more often fom now on. Ok, I don't promise that, but will definitely try!

Днес е третата годишнина на Chocolate Sarcasm!
Тъй като имах свободен ден днес, отидохме с приятелка да се почерпим с кексчета.
Ако помните миналогодишния пост, ще забележите традицията, която се заформя, да си вземам от любимите ми кексчета за рождения ден на блога.
Ако питате мен, те са най-добрите, които можете да намерите в София, и са от малката пекарна до БНТ - 'Take a Cake'

А сега огромно благодаря на всички, които четете блога ми и ме изтърпяхте още една годинка! Аз пък обещавам, че през следващата година ще съм по-добър блогър и ще поствам по-често. Добре де, не обещавам, но ще се опитам!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Vienna Travel Diaries: Schönbrunn

20 days after my last post - here's another portion of my Vienna travel diaries from the end of March. This time at the Schönbrunn palace where me and Amra took some photos.
It has been a hectic two weeks between work and uni exams. But I still have photos to share, so expect more new travel posts. I hope you all had a great Easter holidays with your family and friends!

photos taken by Amra from AlwaysDevoted Photography and me

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Vienna Travel Diaries: Pt.1

I spent an amazing week in Vienna exploring the city, meeting with a good friend of mine, chilling, having fun, trying new things, visiting a fashion bazar and lots of galleries and museums, diving into art, architecture and culture on every step of the city.
So, this is the first part of my Vienna travel diaries where I will show you some photos that my dear friend Amra of AlwaysDevoted took of me in the beautiful gardens of Belvedere Castle.

photos taken by Amra of AlwaysDevoted
Fashion part: I was lucky to catch a nice warm sunny weather during my trip and even luckier to receive this gray waterfall cardigan from Sheinside just before I left for Vienna. Turns out it was the perfect piece to wear in the cold evenings or chilly mornings. And the best thing is that it looks great with both skirt and jeans.

And here are some photos of the interior of the magnificent Stephansdom - a beautiful gothic cathedral.
Cardigan: Sheinside
Pants: H&M
Bag: Dresslily
Hat: Terranova