Monday, 27 February 2017

Pancake day

Hi everyone! My Monday is going really well so far. How's yours?
I hope you didn't forget that Shrove Tuesday (Užgavėnės) is tomorrow! I remembered only yesterday! Haha. Anyway, it's just another reason to make some pancakes! I borrowed this idea from one of my fav bloggers Poppy Deyes. When I saw these cute little pancakes I instantly thought I need to make some as well! Literally, pancake goals!
(You can find Lithuanian version below)
 So to make these tiny pancakes I was using American pancakes recipe by Jamie Oliver.
  • 3 large eggs
  • 115g plain flour
  • 1 heaped teaspoon baking powder
  • 140ml milk
It's so so easy. Just follow these steps:
  1.  Separate the eggs, putting the whites into one bowl and the yolks into another.
  2.  Add the flour, baking powder and milk to the yolks and mix to a smooth thick batter.
  3.  Whisk the whites with 1 pinch of salt until they form stiff peaks, then fold into the batter - it is now ready to use.
  4.  Heat a non- stick pan over the medium heat, pour one teaspoon of the batter for each pancake into the pan and cook for a couple of minutes, or until it starts to look golden and firm.
  5.  After all of your pancakes are done, using the wooden sticks put them together and decorate however you want. In my case I was using raspberries, blueberries, nutella and maple syrup.
  6.  Enjoy!
Happy Pancake day everyone!
Labas visiems! Mano pirmadienis labai darbingas. O kaip jūsų?
Tikiuosi neužmiršote, kad rytoj Užgavėnės!? Aš tai prisiminiau tik vakar! Haha. Žodžiu, tai tik dar viena proga išsikepti blynų! Šią idėją aš pasiskolinau iš vienos mano mėgstamiausių blogerių Poppy Deyes. Kai aš pamačiau šiuos mažyčius mielus blynelius, iškart pagalvojau, kad aš irgi turiu juos pasigaminti! Tobuli blyneliai!
Taigi, pagaminti šiuos blynus aš naudojau amerikietiškų blynų receptą pagal Jamie Oliver.
Jums reikės:
  • 3 didelių kiaušinių
  • 115g miltų
  • 1 kupino arbatinio šaukštelio kepimo miltelių
  • 140ml pieno
Gaminimo eiga:
Tai labai paprasta! Jums tereikia sekti šiuos žingsnius:
  1. Atskirkite kiaušinius, dėdami baltymus į vieną dubenėlį, o trynius į kitą.
  2. Į trynius sudėkite miltus, kepimo miltelius, pieną ir viską maišykite, kol gausis vientisa masė.
  3. Labai gerai išplakite kiaušinio baltymus įdėdami žiupsnelį druskos. Viską supilkite į jūsų tešlą ir atsargiai išmaišykite.
  4. Įkaitinkitę keptuvę (geriausia nelimpančios dangos) ir kiekvienam blyneliui pilkite po arbatinį šaukštelį tešlos. Kepkite apie dvi minutes, arba tol, kol blynai pasidarys "auksiniai".
  5. Kai visi jūsų blyneliai jau iškepti, naudodami medinius pagaliukus suverkite juos su uogomis, vaisiais ir t.t. Aš šį kartą naudojau avietes, mėlynes, nutella ir klevų sirupą.
  6. Skanaus!
Linksmų jums Užgavėnių!

Sunday, 26 February 2017

2016/2017 winter top 7 beauty products

Happy Sunday everyone!
Can you believe it's only two days left until spring??? We already had some +14C days here in London and there is no better feeling when your winter jacket is too warm! Haha. Can't wait for these sunny days to come.
You might already know that I did my 2016 autumn favourites beauty products last year. You can find it here. I decided to make another quick post with my winter favourites. Let's go!
I think you can see that this season I was more focused on my skin and body care than make up but it's nothing wrong with that. Just trying to prepare for the summer season! Haha.
Dermalogica multi- active toner
I spoke sooooo much about this product already and want to tell you one more time. I didn't use any toner before but after I tried this one I just can't get enough! I spray it at least 2-3 times per day. In the morning/ evening after I wash my face and if I feel that my face needs some freshness during the day I spray some as well! Even though I have a make-up on my face it works perfectly. It's a life saver!
L'Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil nourishing shampoo and conditioner
OMG. I've tried so many shampoos and conditioners. Especially now, when my hair needs a lot of care and treatment. So I decided to try this Extraordinary Oil line and I can't believe it's so good. My hair feels softer and smoother after using these products than after using any hair mask. I'm definitely going to buy another bottle after I finish this one!
KTC coconut oil
I'm spending so much time taking care of my hair, this is crazy! But as you might already know my hair is in such a bad condition because of bleaching and dying it all the time. I got this coconut oil from Tesco and it works perfectly as a hair mask. I apply it 2/3 times per week before I go to sleep and leave it over night. I already can see that my hair is growing so much faster than usual!
Hand food by Soap & Glory
I don't really know if my hands just got used to hand creams or it's a winter season and it just gets dry very quickly. I fell in love with this hand food. The best thing that it's not greasy at all and hydrates my hands. Also I love that it's made with shea butter, macadamia oil and marshmallows. And I looooove marshmallows! Haha.
Rimmel Brow This Way eyebrow kit
My beloved Inglot eyebrow gel finished not long time ago and I really needed to get another product for my brows. Everyone is talking about this small eyebrow palette that I decided to try as well. And I love it. It has eyebrow gel and shadow. So you can get the perfect color to fill in and fix your eyebrows with a gel after. My one is 002 medium brown and it's just perfect!
Neutrogena Hydro Boost water gel
If you saw my autumn favourites you already know that I love Nip+Fab dragon's blood serum. After I finished it, I was looking for something similar instead of using just a simple moisturizer. And I found this water gel by Neutrogena. I absolutely love it as it moisturize my face, gives some more freshness and also works amazing as a make up primer. It doesn't dry out my skin but also does not make it too oily!
Benefit Hoola bronzer
My love for contouring and bronzing is endless! Haha. I got this bronzer as a part of Benefit Besties products so it's in travel friendly size and I just love it! It means I'll be able to finish at least one bronzer in my life! Haha. Perfect color and pigmentation.

I hope you enjoyed this post. I'll see you very soon!
Have a nice week,

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Q & A: 50 random questions tag

I hope you're having a good start of the week even though it's almost middle of the week! Haha. This blog post will be a little bit different from all the others but I thought it's gonna be fun for me to answer 50 random questions. So if you're interested let's get started!

1. Where were you 3 hours ago?
Home. Tucked up in bed.
2. When is the last time you went to the mall?
Last week.
3. Are you wearing socks right now?
4. Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?
Hmm. I don't really mind. All I care is sleep. Haha...
5. Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotels?
Most of the time the answer is... yes.
6. Do you always smile for pictures?
No, I hate my smile...
7. Do you ever dance even if there is no music playing?
Yes, when no one is watching!
8. What is your song of the week?
Halsey- Not Afraid Anymore. Obsessed with Fifty Shades Darker playlist at the moment...
9. Do you still watch cartoons?
Not really but I love watching it.
10. Heels or flats?
Flats for sure!
11. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper?
Can't remember.
12. Can you change the oil on a car?
13. Are you lazy?
Oh yes... Most of the time.
14. Ever used a gun?
15. What color was the last bra you bought?
Nude, of course.
16. Does anyone know the password to your email address?
17. How old do you think you will be when you have your first child?
When I was a teenager I wanted to have a child by 23. Haha sounds so funny now but I hope I'll have one by my 30.
18. Are you a risk taker?
I would say yes but I need to think a lot before taking any risk.
19. What happened the last time you cried?
Nothing really happened. I was just having a bad day.
20. Honestly, are things going the way you planned?
So far... yes!
21. What's your worst habit?
Eating junk food...
22. Do you have any strange phobias?
Snakes! I don't know how strange is it...
23. Do you miss anyone right now?
24. What is the one thing you'll never do again?
Be worried about what everyone's thinking.
25. When was the last time you went out of town?
26. Have you been to the movies in the last 5 days?
No but a week ago I went to watch Fifty Shades Darker. Loved it obviously...
27. Are you hot?
I don't think so. Haha.
28. What was the last thing you had to drink?
29. Have you bought any clothing items in the last week?
30. When is the last time you ran?
Yesterday in the gym.
31. What is your favourite animal?
32. Your dream vacation?
Any vacation with people I love.
33. Who is the last person you sent a Facebook message?
My sister.
34. Next trip you are going to take?
Lithuania. If my plans are not going to change I'm gonna be moving there soon. :)
35. Are you wearing any perfume?
Not right now.
36. Do you have a tan?
Not anymore.
37. What are you listening to right now?
Miley Cyrus- FU
38. Do you collect anything?
39. Who's the biggest gossiper you know?
Me and my friends! Haha.
40. Do you drink your soda with a straw?
Not always but I prefer with.
41. Are you someone's best friend?
I hope so... Haha.
42. Do you dance in the car?
I sing in the car!
43. Do you take a vitamin daily?
44. Do you wear a bath robe?
I basically live in my bath robe.
45. Hot or cold tea?
I hate tea! But if I really need to choose... cold.
46. What do you dip a chicken nugget in?
I don't like chicken nuggets. But I would dip in bbq sauce of course.
47. Favorite kind of sandwich?
Avocado on toast.
48. Best thing to eat for breakfast?
Scrambled egg with salmon and avocado/ full English breakfast.
49. What is your usual bedtime?
2am. I hate it!
50. Do you have any magazine subscriptions?
Yes, Blogosphere magazine.


Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Review: Bourjois Paris healthy mix serum gel foundation

Happy Valentine's Day babes! Make sure you spend your day with someone you love.
I have another foundation review! I don't know how about you but I'm always hunting for a new foundation. Hopefully it will be helpful for you!
This time I would like to talk about the Bourjois Paris healthy mix serum gel foundation. I feel that this is one of the most trendy foundations in Bourjois line so I needed to try it of course, as I heard a lot of good things about it. I also got recommendation from my friend.
Price: £9.00
About. As you might already know from my social media and my last blog post, my skin is finally in really good condition. Because of this reason recently I started using lighter coverage foundations and can not be more happy. There is no more cakey feeling! This Bourjois foundation in Vanilla 52 isn't the exception. Light coverage gives you semi- matt finish. As my skin is still very oily on the T zone, I was using powder just to make sure I'm ready for the day. This foundation is with vitamin- rich fruits: lychee, goji berries, pomegranate. (All of my favourite fruits at the moment... haha) Some people also say that it smells amazing but to be honest I can't smell anything. Which is probably even better as I am not a big fan of scented make-up. I think the reason why I like this foundation so much is (as I told you before) because it doesn't get cakey throughout the day. Even after 12hrs of wearing it I don't need to worry too much how my face looks like. It obviously disappears a little bit after so many hours but you just need to apply some powder on the top to remove the shine and your face looks glowy again! Love it.
Not sure. There is only one thing I'm not sure about. I noticed that sometimes after applying this foundation and mascara I get some dark marks under my eyes. Can't really tell if it's foundation's or mascara's fault. Or maybe it's just a coincidence.
Overall. I say yes for this foundation! Flawless and glowy look is go-to nowadays. If you're not looking for a full coverage foundation this one is an amazing choice for a good price. I even started to hesitate if I like this one or Chanel Vitalumiere aqua foundation more???
Am I going to buy it again? Yes.
Love you loads,


Tuesday, 7 February 2017

My Face My Story

 (This post is in collaboration with Dermalogica and Preen.Me but all opinions are my own.)
Hi everyone,
Long time no see! Apologies for a long wait. I'm back here with another blog post. I am collaborating with an amazing skincare brand Dermalogica as a part of VIP program. In this post I would like to share with you my skin story and experience with my new Dermalogica products.
Face is one of the most important parts of your body. People always will remember your face. Such a big part of our confidence also depends of how happy we are about our face.
When I was growing up I had very problematic skin. From age of 12-13 I started to get spots all over my face and I wasn't able to control my skin anymore. That made me very unconfident person. I wasn't confident with my skin which made me to be not confident of myself. Most of the time instead of going somewhere out I used to choose staying at home. What's the point of going out if I don't want other people to see me anyway?
I didn't use a lot of make up at the time and obviously didn't know how to cover all these spots and redness. After I started using the make up I found out about the make up removing wipes. It was super easy to use that I didn't even think that I could try something else. So I ended up using these wipes for a long time until 2016 when I discovered cleansing balms. If you're reading my blog for a while you already know how much I love the cleansing balm by Emma Hardie. It was my life changer!
My skin is quite sensitive and has oily/ dry parts. As a part of Preen.Me VIP program I went to have my face mapping about 3 weeks ago. Skin therapist divided my skin into 14 different zones and checked inch by inch. I've got my prescription for all the products which are suitable for my skin. I was lucky to choose 4 products I want from my prescription sheet:
1.  Special cleansing gel
2. Multi- active toner
3. Multivitamin thermafoliant
4. Solar defense booster SPF50
I already use all of these products in my skincare routine and I can already say that it makes my skin to look better and better every single day. My biggest discovery is the multi- active toner. Every time I spray it on my face, my skin feels so fresh and glowy! Even though I have make up on my face! I haven't use any toner before and could say that it's a life saver! Haha.
Because every face tells a story.
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