Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Birthday Gifts + Haul 2015

As some of you might know, I share my birthday with our lovely Slovenia, which is awesome because I get a day off each year to properly celebrate – and so do you! I almost didn’t make it through the pre-birthday party this year though – we were having dinner at Ljubljana Castle on the 24th of June and in the middle of the dinner, without any warning, cannons went off right underneath our feet! Of course, it was just a part of the official celebrations, but still – a warning to all that might attempt something similar in the years to come :)

Anyway, what’s lovely about being a beauty blogger is that you get to ask for all kinds of make-up products as presents and nobody finds that strange. So here are the gifts and some things I picked up for myself with gift cards I received. 

I won’t go much into detail since I want to write a separate review on most of these products. Starting in a clockwork order, we have two Sigma E40 tapered blending brushes. I already have one and it’s so amazing it’s always dirty, so a couple more were necessary. 

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Makeup Revolution Ultra Sculpt & Contour Kit

If you follow me on Instagram (@low_maintenance_beauty), you probably noticed that I received a few packages from Licila.si and Makeuprevolution.si through the month of May. Well, one of the packages got me all excited and today, I'd like to do a quick review of the product. 

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past two years, you know that it's not all about the bass (no treble, lalala), but rather, it's all about contouring. When looking at photos, I feel like I could cut bread with some of the cheebones of various models and actresses. And with this new trend came a myraid of new products, intended specifically for the purpose, creating  a whole new category of beauty product – the contour kits. 

Anyway, I was sent the Makeup Revolution Ultra Sculpt & Contour Kit in light-medium. 

The palette brings three different products – a matte bronzer, a highlighter and a shimmer blush.
The packaging itself is nothing special, but that can be expected for the price range (with the exception of the MUR Iconic Pro lipsticks I wrote about here – how about that for spectacular packaging). It's a plastic palette with a mirror. I like that it closes up really well – I wouldn't be worried to travel with it.