Favoritele lunii august/ August favorites 2015

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Buna, fete frumoase :)!/ Hey beautiful girls :)!

O dupa masa tarzie de toamna (parca nu imi vine sa cred, ca vara a trecut asa repede), ma gaseste cu laptopul in brate, sub o paturica pufoasa, scriind aceasta postare. Am tot amanat favoritele lunii august, pentru ca aveam impresia, ca odata publicat articolul, o sa dispara si ce a mai ramas din vara. La Brasov toamna si-a intrat serios in drepturi, seara fiind destul de racoare, moment in care, nu te deranjeaza sa porti si o gecuta sau ceva mai gros, chiar din contra.

It’s a late autumn afternoon, and I’m under my blanket writing this post for you (I can’t believe summer it’s over).  I really delayed my august favorites, because I thought, that once I publish the post, summer will be gone for good. The weather in my city it’s quite cold, so much that in the evening you might need a jacket or something really cozy.

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Revenind la subiect, protagonistii lunii august sunt:

And now let’s move on to last month favorites:

1. Ingrijire&machiaj/Beauty&make-up 

  • Paleta de farduri Nude Tude de la The Balm/ The Nude Tude eyeshadow palette from The Balm

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Paleta aceasta de farduri, a urcat rapid in topul favoritelor mele, culorile sunt foarte frumoase si pigmentate. Nuanta mea preferate este „Sexy”, care cred ca va fi perfecta si in lunile de toamna.

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This eyeshadow palette became very quickly one of my favorites, because the shades are gorgeous and very pigmented. My favorite color from the palette is „Sexy” and in think that I will use it alot this autumn.

  • Mascara Endless Lashes de la Douglas in nuanta intense black – varianta mini/ Douglas Endless Lashes Mini Mascara in the shade intense black

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Mascara este produsul de machiaj, pe care il folosesc cel mai des, motiv pentru care acest rimel este perfect pentru a fi purtat in geanta. Nuanta de negru este intensa, iar periuta separa foarte bine genele, acestea fiind criteriile mele de baza pentru un astfel de produs.

My most used makeup product is mascara, so this one from Douglas is perfect for my bag. It separates my eyelashes and has an intense black color, and this is what I look for in a mascara.

  • Rujul Miss Sporty perfect color in nunata 053 – On fire!/ Miss Sporty perfect color lipstick in the shade 053 – On fire!

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Am intins mana spre acest ruj de cele mai multe ori vara aceasta, deci pot spune ca este preferatul verii. Miroase foarte frumos.

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I used this lipstick almost exclusively this summer, so I may say that it’s a summer favorite. I love the way it smells!

  • Perie pentru sprancene de la Douglas/ Douglas eyebrow brush

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De mult imi doream o perie pentru sprancene, care sa aibe forma aceasta. Mi se pare ca folosind o astfel de perie, spancenele pot fi aranjate mult mai usor.

I wanted an eyebrow brush in this shape for a long time now. I think that you can work much easier with this type of brush.

  • Ulei pentru cuticule de la Farmec/ Farmec Cuticle oil 

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Incep sa fiu din ce in ce mai multumita de produsele de la Farmec. Isi fac foarte bine treaba si au un pret rezonabil.

I’m starting to love more and more Farmec products.  They have a reasonable price and do a great job.

  • Oja Avon Magic Effects Fringe/ Avon nail polish Magic Effects Fringe

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Se pare ca moda franjurilor nu s-a limitat doar la vestimantie, ci a depasit granitele acesteia. Eu am purtat franjuri pe unghii, aproape toata vara, acestea din oja Avon fiind foarte finute si delicate.

It seems like the fringe trend didn’t stop only in the fashion items. I have been wearing fringes on my nails almost all summer, and these from the Avon nail polish are subtle and delicate.

  • Sampon uscat Batiste in varianta originala/ Batiste Dry Shampoo Original

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Cred ca nu mai este nevoie de cuvinte de lauda in fata unui produs, cum este samponul uscat Batiste. Il ador!

I think words are unnecessary when we are talking about Batiste dry shampoo. It’s a holy grail product, I just love it.

  • Elmiplant crema de fata matifianta pentru ten gras/ Elmiplant mattifying face cream for oily skin

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Un produs lejer, potrivit tenului gras si pentru a fi purtat ziua, deoarece contine FPS15. In ceea ce priveste matifierea, nu am constatat vreo diferenta, fata de alte creme, insa asta nu ma deranjeaza.

A day time moisturiser with SPF15, with a light texture, appropriate for oily skin. I didn’t noticed my skin more matte after applying this moisturiser, but that does not bother me to much.

  • Apa de toaleta Hypnotic Poison de la Christian Dior/ Eau de toilette Hypnotic Poison by Christian Dior

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Este parfumul meu preferat din toate timpurile. Mi se pare feminin, puternic si inconfundabil.

It’s my all time favorite fragrance. I find it feminine, strong, unmistakable.

2.Diverse/ Random

  • Ochelari de soare New Yorker/ New Yorker Sunglasses

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Am purtat doar ochelarii acestia de soare in ultima perioada, iar cel mai mult imi place la ei forma lentilei (nu sunt tristi –  cum ar spune cineva :)) ).

These were the only pair of sunglasses that I wore lately. The thing I most love about them is the shape of the lens.

  • Costum de baie New Yorker/ New Yorker swimsuit

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Acesta este, din punctul meu de vedere, costumul de baie alb perfect. Ador detaliile din dantela, franjurile, modelul, forma, cam tot :).

This is the perfect white swimsuit, as I see it. I love the lace details, the fringes, the shape, everything :).

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  • Pantaloni lejeri Terranova/ Loose fit pants from Terranova

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Pantalonii acestia, de la Terranova, au fost salvarea mea in zilele caniculare din august. Croiul lejer mi-a oferit comoditate, iar imprimeul, acel ceva de care aveam nevoie, pentru a inviora tinuta.

These pijama style pants, from Terranova, were my salvation in the hot and canicular days last month. They are confortable to wear and the print makes them really stylish.

  • Elastice de par H&M/ H&M Hair ties

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Sunt o alternativa foarte buna pentru clasicele elastice, nu lasa urme in par si revin la forma initiala dupa utilizare.

I like these hair ties, much more then the classical ones. They leave no marks on the hair and return to their initial shape after using.

  • Havasi Balazs

In luna ce a trecut, am ascultat foarte multe piese de la Havasi Balazs. Acesta este un pianist si compozitor din Ungaria, care in urma celor 25 de ani de studiu, a ajuns sa creeze o muzica contemporana deosebita si originala. Pisele lui mi se par geniale si consider ca nu o pot fi ascultate fara sa simti fiori pe sira spinarii. Mai jos gasiti cateva din piesele mele preferate.

In the last month I have been listening to loads of Havasi Balazs music. He is a Hungarian pianist and composer, who studied for nearly 25 years with the gretest masters of classical music, in order to manage to create his peculiar and unique musical world. Here are few of my favorite songs:

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Acestea au fost preferatele mele din luna ce a trecut! Astept sa imi spuneti si voi ce ati folosit cu placere in luna august, in casuta de comentarii. Pe data viitoare 🙂.

That’s all for my August favorites. I’m waiting for your favorites in the comment box below. See you next time 🙂.

Aveti grija de voi/ Take care,

Iulia.

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PS.

Va astept luni pe blog cu o postare noua si primul meu GIVEAWAY!

Monday I will have a new post up for you and also my first GIVEAWAY!

I love drugstore make-up

Buna fetelor/ Hey girls!

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In primul rand, imi pare rau ca am lipsit de pe blog atat de mult, dar din pacate problemele de sanatate si lipsa de timp, cauzata de activitatile mai intense pe partea profesionala, m-au tinut departe. Ce a fost mai greu a trecut, si ma bucur sa fiu aici din nou! Asta nu inseamna ca am neglijat blogul in totalitate: va pregatesc cateva surprize in viitorul apropiat (nu va dau nici un indiciu, ca va dati seama despre ce vorbesc si dupa aia si nu o sa mai fie nici o surpriza 🙂 )!

In the first place, I’m really sorry for my long absence from the blog, but due to some on-going health issues and to a challenging period at work, I was kept away. The worst part is gone now, and I’m so happy to be back! This time I spent away from the blog, I didn’t forget you: I’m preparing some surprises in the near future (I won’t give you any clues, ‘cause maybe you will figure it out and then it won’t be a surprise anymore 🙂 ).

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Si acum sa trecem la treaba! Am fost nominalizata de simpatica&frumusica mea colega de blogosfera, Ramona, de la Beauty&BargainsByR pentru tag-ul I LOVE DRUGSTORE MAKEUP. Am acceptat sa fac acest tag, deoarece sunt de parere ca sunt foarte multe produse low-end care isi fac foarte bine treaba si nu tot timpul merita sa investim in produse foarte scumpe.

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And now let’s get to work! I was nominated by my beautiful and cute colleague Ramona, from BeautyandBargainsByR, for the tag I LOVE DRUGSTORE MAKEUP. I wanted to do this tag because I really do love drugstore products, and I consider that there are some make-up products that are not worth investing too much money.

1. What is your favorite drugstore makeup brand overall?

Aici oscilez intre Essence si Miss Sporty, si pentru ca nu pot alege, le las pe amandoua :).

I must say Essence and Miss Sporty. Sorry, but I can’t choose just one of them :).

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2. What are your favorite face, cheek and lip products?

Fata: Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream pentru ten uleios, in nuanta Medium, despre care v-am vorbit si in favoritele lunii decembrie, aici.

Face: Maybelline Dream pure BB Cream for oily skin, in the shade medium. I mentioned it in my december favorites post too, here.

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Obraji: De cativa ani buni folosesc fardul de obraji Miss Sporty Ohh! Blushed again, in nuanta 002 Rose, si imi place foarte mult si acum.

Cheecks: For quite a few years now, I use the Miss Sporty Ohh! Blushed again blush, in the shade 002 Rose, and I still like it alot.

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Buze: Nu ma satur de Maybelline Baby Lips in ultima vreme. V-am povestit despre el si aici.

Lips: I can’t get enough of the Maybelline Baby Lips lately. I talked about this product here too.

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3. Least favorite product?

Momentan nu am nici un produs de acest fel. De obicei, daca am un produs care nu imi place, il dau mai departe.

I don’t have a least favorite product right now. If I don’t like a make-up product I hand it on to someone else.

4. What is the best makeup bargain?

Ador fardul de obraz Essence Blush up in nuanta 10 Heat Wave. E ca si cum ai avea mai multe nuante de fard de obraz intr-unul singur. Si este foarte pigmentat, deci economic.

I absolutly love Essence Blush Up powder blush, in the shade 10 Heat Wave. It’s like you have many shades of blush in one product. And it’s very pigmented and economic.

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5. What is your favorite underdog product? (Something you love that often gets overlooked?)

Aici trebuie sa fiu de acord cu Ramona si sa nominalizez creioanele Ada. Sunt exagerat de ieftine (aproximativ 1 leu) si foarte pigmentate si variate. Sunt convinsa ca mare parte din fete le-au folosit la un moment dat.

Here I must agree with Ramona and nominate the Ada pencils (eyeliners and lipliners). They are extremly cheap, pigmented and variated. I’m sure most of the girls used them at some point.

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6. A drugstore product that is overpriced?

Aici trebuie sa mentionez toata gama L’oreal. Nu neg faptul ca sunt produse foarte bune, dar sunt cam scumpe pentru segmentul in care se incadreaza.

I must say: L’oreal. I’m not denying that the products are good, but they are a little pricey for some drugstore products.

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7. Show your best drugstore dupe(s)!!

Nu prea am produse high-end, deci nu am nici un produs dupe.

I don’t own to many high-end products, so I don’t have any drugstore dupes to show.

8. Drugstore product that isn’t worth the hype?

Aici as include fondurile de ten de la Avon. Nu mi-au placut niciodata, chiar daca am incercat cateva variante, si nu m-am inteles deloc ele. Poate sunt eu de vina :).

Here I must say the Avon foundations. I tried many of them, but never got along with none of them. Maybe is my fault :).

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Cam atat pentru azi! Sper ca v-a facut placere sa cititi aceasta postare si va invit si pe voi sa faceti acest tag, daca va face cu ochiul si daca va permite timpul :).

That all for today! I hope you enjoyed reading this post and I invite you to do the tag, if you want and have the time for it :).

Aveti grija de voi/ Take care,

Iulia.