Empty products #9

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I’ll have a couple more empties in the near future because since February (when I posted my last empties article) I gathered a lot of products and I tried my best to split them into categories. This article is all about makeup products, lip balms and face masks.

essence all about matt! oil control paper, essence Stay All Day 16H Long-Lasting concealer, Sephora nail polish, benefit BADgal lash, Soap&Glory Archery Volu-Boost Brow Fiber Gel

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Makeup for a week #1

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I want to change some things here on my blog. I want to start posting two articles each week – one short and one regular (as the ones you can find on my blog so far). I don’t know how this thing will work out but I’m hoping for the best.

In the past 3 years I managed to collect quite a bit of makeup, which is still manageable, don’t worry, but it’s certainly more than an average girl would have. That’s why I decided for some time now, that at the beginning of each week I will take an empty bag and put in some makeup products I want to use that week. Like that I “force” myself to use all the products that are already opened and see what I like and what I don’t like. If I see something that I don’t like to use daily, that’s for sure a product I don’t need in my makeup drawers and I will pass it to somebody who will have more use for it.

makeup for a week

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Empty products #4

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Here I am again with another article. These pictures are over a month old but I never got around to write the article. These are products I got to empty over the months of Spring. There were a lot more, like shower gels, shampoo, but I didn’t have much space in my last apratament, so I decided to keep only the important ones.

Here we go!

batiste, la roche posay

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Daytime Makeup Look – Summer 2016

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Hello everybody,

First of all I want to say I’m sorry for not posting last week (did you miss me?), but I was in the process of moving and unfortunately there wan’t much time left for me to write on my blog. But I’m here now and I promise I’ll tell you all about where I moved, in a few weeks (if you want me to).
Now, because in the past month it’s been so hot in Timisoara, I didn’t really have much of a desire to wear complicated (eye) makeup looks. The makeup look you find in the picture below is something I can throw on in 20 minutes and it makes me look put together, but it looks simple and clean, at the same time. This doesn’t mean I’m only wearing 3 products, but if you are interested in what I used just scroll below the picture.
PS: The lipstick changes usually because I’m always in e mood to wear something else.


Eyes and Brows

  • Urban Decay eyeshadow primer potion Anti-Aging
  • LORAC Pro Palette Lt. Pink (mobile lid), Taupe (Crease)
  • AVON superSHOCK eyeliner gel in Plumful
  • Rimmel Scandaleyes in Nude – in the waterline
  • Benefit They’re Real tinted primer
  • Benefit They’re Real mascara
  • Soap & Glory Archery Volu-Boost brow fiber gel in Talk of the Brown


  • Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen WOW in “I’m pure 4 sure” Ivory
  • Rimmel Match Perfection 2 in 1 concealer and highlighter in 010 Ivory
  • Bourjois Blush in 16 Love-struck Rose
  • Benefit Watt’s Up highlighter


  • theBalm Meet Matt(e) Hughes long lasting liquid lipstick in Adoring




What do you think about this look? What products are you using this summer?


PS: Don’t forget you can find me on Facebook (user: deirdrelestrange), Instagram (user: @notjustmakeup_) and e-mail.

Have a great day!

FOTD using In theBalm of Your Hand palette

Hello everybody,

It’s been a while since I posted a makeup look. This isn’t anything special – it’s just something I put together for a Saturday night, last month. I liked how it looked and the products I used so I thought why not take a photo and do a blog post on it? And here we are.

Buna tuturor,

A trecut ceva vreme de cand n-am mai postat un makeup look. Acesta nu e ceva special – este doar un machiaj pe care mi l-am facut intr-o sambata seara, luna trecuta. Mi-a placut rezultatul final si m-au placut produsele pe care le-am folosit si m-am gandit ca n-ar streica sa fac o fotografie si sa o postez pe blog. Si iata ca asta am si facut.


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Best products of 2015/ Cele mai bune produse din 2015

Hello everybody,

And welcome back for my last article for this year. I thought it would be appropriate to give you my take on best products of 2015. This is going to be a long article so let’s get started!

Buna tuturor,

Si bine ati revenit pentru ultimul meu articol din acest an. M-am gandit ca ar fi potrivit sa va ofer parerea mea privind cele mai bune produse din 2015. Acest articol va fi lung, asa c ar fi caz sa incepem!IMG_1678


  • Eyes:

Benefit Roller Lash Curling & Lifting Mascara

It’s so nice for daytime if apply one coat, or nighttime if you layer it on. It doesn’t go clumpy because the brush only applies a thin layer at a time and the wand is small enough to be precise (take it from a girl with small eyes), so no smudging. The wand is rubber but it because of the size it doesn’t hurt my eyes. The formula is really black and it doesn’t flake through the day.

Special mention goes to: Maybelline and Benefit They’re Real! mascara. I love them both, but I prefer Roller Lash.

Soap & Glory Supercat Carbon Black Extreme Eyeliner Pen

This is by far the easiest eyeliner I’ve ever used. It allows you to take control over and it leaves you with pretty black and nice defined wings. I love it and I’ll buy it over and over again.

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Drugstore Makeup Starter Kit – must haves

Hello everybody,

I know how frustrating it is for a someone that wants to get into makeup to go into a store and try to pick up some products that will work for them, are easy to use and budget friendly, because at least for me, I didn’t know if I’ll like wearing makeup and I didn’t want to just throw my money out the window in case I didn’t enjoy applying makeup regularly.

This post is all about the must haves for a beginner – for the rest of the stuff I’ll make a separate article were I’ll talk all about eyeshadow primers, highlighters, eyeliners and so on because, otherwise, I think I’ll just end up confusing you guys with all these different products. I don’t consider foundation as being a must have for someone so the will also be in the other article.

Buna tuturor,

Stiu cat de frustrant este pentru un cineva care vrea sa inceapa sa foloseasca machiaj sa mearga intr-un magazin si sa incerce sa cumpere cateva produse care sa functioneze pentru ea, sa fie usor de utilizat si sa nu coste prea mult, deoarece cel putin pentru mine, nu stiam daca imi va placea sa ma machiez si nu-mi doream sa arunc cu banii pe fereastra in cazul in care n-as fi purtat machiajul in mod regulat.

In actest articol voi discuta despre produsele pe care le consider necesare unui incepator – pentru restul lucrurilor voi scrie un articol separat in care voi vorbi despre primer pentru fardul de pleoape, iluminatoare, dermatografe si asa mai departe, deoarece, altfel, cred ca voi ajunge sa va derutez cu toate aceste produse. Nu consider ca fondul de ten este un produs necesar, asadar il voi pune in celalalt articol.


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Empty products #3/ Produse terminate #3

Hello everybody,

As I said in my previous article, today I’ll talk about the second part of my beauty trash. I’ll talk about the dry shampoos, the nail polishes, complexion products and the parfum I managed to use lately. Also I’ll be telling you if I liked the products and if I’ll repurchase them or not. Let’s start!

Buna tuturor,

Asa cum am spus in articolul precedent, azi voi vorbi despre cea de a doua parte a gunoiului meu cu produse de infrumusetare. Voi povesti despre sampoanele uscate, lacuri de unghii, produse pentru ten si un parfum pe care am reusit sa le folosesc in ultima vreme. De asemenea, va voi spune daca mi-au placut produsele si daca le voi cumpara din nou. Sa incepem!

batiste dry shampoo

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Fall makeup look using the LORAC Pro Palette/ Machiaj de toamna folosind paleta LORAC Pro

Hello everybody,

I’ve promised you a long time ago a look using my beloved LORAC Pro Palette and here it finally is! I thought it would be only suitable to use some fall-ish, warm shades, which is great because I love playing around and trying new looks with this palette. (Can you tell how much I love this palette?)

Bună tuturor,

V-am promis in urma cu mult timp un look folosind mult-iubita mea paleta LORAC Pro si in cele din urma, iata-l! M-am gandit ca ar fi potrivit pentru sa folosesc cateva nuante mai tomnatice, mai calde, motiv pentru care ador aceasra paleta pentru ca ma pot juca mult cu ea si pot experimenta diverse look-uri. (V-ati dat de seama cat de mult imi place aceasta paleta?)


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