sâmbătă, 31 octombrie 2015

Prayers for those in need #colectiv

My lovely readers I simply cannot post today. Seeing such pain and desolation I cannot write and post about cosmetics and make-up. Let's pray for all involved in the tragedy and donate blood daily next week for those in need. 26-reportedly-killed-in-explosion-fire-at-romanian-nightclub  .

vineri, 30 octombrie 2015

Pandora Christmas collection 2015

It's finally here! You know by now how much I love all Pandora jewelry! They are so gorgeous, dainty, elegant, with great attention to details..love them ! I have previously seen online previews of the upcoming Christmas collection and wanted it all ! And finally it is here!!!

joi, 29 octombrie 2015

Make-up Fest 2015 - the place to go for all make-up lovers

My lovely readers and make-up lovers I have great news for you: Make-up Fest 2015 is starting soon. It is the first make-up only event in Romania. The event shows the latest trends, releases and tehniques in make-up and brings together the make-up professionals and brands with all make-up lovers.

You can learn the secrets and magic of make-up from the best of the trade during special masterclasses, you can see the specialists at work on live stage demonstrations and of course you can see and buy the latest make-up releases at special discounted prices. So what are you waiting for ?

miercuri, 28 octombrie 2015

MustaeV make-up products for Halloween

As the Halloween gets nearer I thought I would show you some make-up products and colours you can use for the spooky Halloween make-up. It's an exercise of imagination for me since I don't feel comfortable to wear this type of make-up. I prefer natural, light make-up. But I want to show you some colours that are perfect for this look. What better brand to use than one of my very favourites MustaeV.

marți, 27 octombrie 2015

Inglot matte lipstick 429 - review

I was lucky to receive this lipstick at an Inglot event a while ago. I have worn it on and off acording to my mood and now it's time I share with you my thoughts on it. It is Inglot matte lipstick 429.

luni, 26 octombrie 2015

Gerocossen Argan Line Nourishing Body Milk - review

I have recently finished this body milk together with my mother, so this post will be a joint review from me (normal skin) and her (dry skin). I received this product some time ago and I kept it in my stash to use after finishing the current moisturizer. It is Gerocossen Argan Line Nourishing Body Milk .

duminică, 25 octombrie 2015

La vie en pink make-up look

I have thought about showing you some of my daily make-up looks and the products I use for a long time and it has proved difficult for me so far since I often don't have time to photo the products and the make-up look. But I'll try my best ; I want to show you the products in the make-up look, on the face not only in swatches, writing about them.

So I decided to start a new section of my blog - looks, where I humbly present you my daily make-up and the products I use. I don't consider myself a make-up guru I simply want to show you what works for me and what products I like.

And now let's see the look for today's post : I entitled it La vie en pink. I looove pink both onto cheeks and onto the lips; the bolder, the better. I prefer to showcase either the eyes or the lips. That day the lips were on show with Too Faced Melted lipstick in Melted Candy.

sâmbătă, 24 octombrie 2015

The Body Shop Christmas limited editions

I am back, as promised with the Christmas releases from The Body Shop. What can I say? That I want them all! Heeelp! Please hide my credit card, or else it will parish from exhaustion..

The Body Shop released for this Christmas three limited edition ranges : two you already know from previous years Glazed Apple and Frosted Cranberry  and a new and interesting one Frosted Plum.

vineri, 23 octombrie 2015

New releases from The Body Shop

As I have told you before all brands have new releases in Autumn and The Body Shop makes no exception. They have launched several new and interesting products. I am sure you will add to the wishlist some of their new releases. I will! Let's find out more about them.

miercuri, 21 octombrie 2015

Melkior Intensive Repair Hand Cream - perfect for the colder season

You know by now my deep love for hand creams : I have collected quite a number, keeping them at my desk, bedside table, in each purse and around the house. The more, the better ! Well I am happy to tell you more about a new hand cream, just perfect to greet the colder seasons : Melkior Intensive Repair Hand Cream.

marți, 20 octombrie 2015

News from Paula's Choice : Paula's Choice Retinol-Booster 1%

I have a great news for all Paula's Choice lovers : Paula's Choice Retinol-Booster 1% is the latest release from the brand. Paula's Choice Retinol-Booster 1% .This powerful retinol concentrate transforms your favorite moisturizer or serum, allowing you to customize the strength you need to treat multiple signs of aging or an uneven skin tone.

luni, 19 octombrie 2015

5th time's a charm : From Mona with Gloss fifth anniversary party

This month From Mona with Gloss has turned five years! Wow! I hope I will also boast such achievement! Five years of beauty, fun and laughter! This is how I see Mona, she is the lady with fiery red hair and a gorgeous smile. She is always friendly, sunny, optimistic and fun.

duminică, 18 octombrie 2015

Wycon Rebel Icon make-up collection

Last week I was in the Old City Centre so I thought I would check out the latest releases from Wycon. I have posted about them before, I really like some of their products so from time to time I like to browse through the store for the latest releases. I arrived in time to see their latest limited make-up collection Rebel Icon.

vineri, 16 octombrie 2015

Summer's favourite : Evoka Mediterranean Breeze Shower Foam (review)

Today it's time to present to you one of my very favourite shower products I like to use in the summer time. A shower foam with a slightly fresh/exotic scent : Evoka Mediterranean Breeze Shower Foam.

joi, 15 octombrie 2015

New collections from MAC (part 2) : The Matte Lip, Cremesheen Pearl, Electric Cool

I'm back, as promised, with the part 2 of the post dedicated to the latest releases from MAC. Part 1 was all about the Vamplify glosses and the Veluxe à Trois collection. Part 2 is all about The Matte Lip, Cremesheen Pearl and Electric Cool. Let's find out more about them.

miercuri, 14 octombrie 2015

New collections from MAC (part 1) : Veluxe à Trois, Vamplify

MAC is a serious threat for my wallet every time I enter a shop! It always releases new and interesting collections, some permanent, some limited editions (even worse!). I love to go in the shops and try the new releases and since I don't want to suffer alone I'll share them with you. Today is part 1 of the post the Veluxe à Trois and Vamplify collections.

marți, 13 octombrie 2015

SVR Hydraliane BB in Light - review

I had received and used this BB cream for a while now and since then I used it heavily in my make-up looks. I tend to prefer a lighter coverage in my foundations and BB/CC creams since I don't have heavy skin imperfections to cover. I tend to use a lighter coverage in my bases and correct with a stronger coverage concealer. Today's post is dedicated to a BB cream that has quickly entered in my favourites box : SVR Hydraliane BB in Light.

luni, 12 octombrie 2015

Yves Rocher Botanical Color Eye Pencil in Bambou - review

I have posted a while ago about the latest Autumn releases from Yves Rocher that are quite exciting and I am happy today to post a review of one of these new products I already love; it is Yves Rocher Botanical Color Eye Pencil in Bambou.

duminică, 11 octombrie 2015

MustaeV Lustruous Cream Base - review

I had postponed this post for a while now since I couldn't find a good day to photo. This luminous base is so beautiful that I needed the sun to do it justice. I usually keep far away from highlighters since I have quite an oily skin and I shine enough on a daily basis but after using this product, I'll make an exception.

This year the strobing make-up (sculpting the face using highlighters not bronzers) is very on trend right now so I thought this is the perfect moment to introduce you to a wonderful illuminating make-up base : MustaeV Lustruous Cream Base.

sâmbătă, 10 octombrie 2015

Mini video interview with Andreea Esca

As I told you in a previous post today was the day in which all prices were discounted to 50% at the The Half Is Free shopping event held at the Ark. There were many Romanian designers with interesting, original designs from clothes, to shoes and accessories. The beauty category was represented by Melkior, Mineralium Dead Sea and more, whose prices also were also 50% discounted.

The atmostphere was very relaxed and filled with energy. There was quite a buzz in the building with everybody trying to get the best deal and to see the latest release from each brand. It was a lovely event where all fashion and beauty lovers could gather and enjoy the best products at very convenient prices.

joi, 8 octombrie 2015

Tidbit news : Half is free shopping festival and more

Today I present you with some tidbit news : 
The Half is free shopping festival is here! On the 10th of October 2015 at The Ark (Uranus street no.150) from 10.00 to 19.00 all the prices will be halved! I don't think there is anyone who doesn't want to buy the desired things at half the price. So enjoy your shopping!

miercuri, 7 octombrie 2015

L'Oreal Gentle Eye Makeup Remover Waterproof - review

I received this eye make-up remover for testing a while ago and now that's almost finished the time has come for me to share my thoughts on it with you. It is L'Oreal Gentle Eye Makeup Remover Waterproof.

marți, 6 octombrie 2015

Elemis in Romania ? Yes, the Elemis Pop-Up Spa is here !

I have heard about Elemis products from some of my favourite You Tube bloggers from UK. I haven't had the oportunity of trying their products yet. Imagine my joy when I found out that Elemis has recently opened a store at the 1st floor in Baneasa Shopping City Mall, Bucharest.

luni, 5 octombrie 2015

One year anniversary giveaway

My lovely readers I'm back today with the surprise I promised yesterday: a giveaway ! Thank you all for your kind words and encouragement. I want to be the best beauty blogger I can be for you. I hope you enjoy my posts and giveaways. Today's giveaway is for the blog's first year anniversary.

duminică, 4 octombrie 2015

Focus on ... Bobbi Brown

“The secret to beauty is simple : be who you are.” 
Today is a special day for me : my blog's first year anniversary. I thought I would make a special post today dedicated to a very special lady : Bobbi Brown. The GREAT news I can give you is that Bobbi Brown will open a shop in Bucharest, Romania at Baneasa Shopping City. I'll be back with more details as soon as I have them.

One year blog anniversary

"I would thank you from the bottom of my heart, but for you my heart has no bottom."
Author unknown
I am a lady of few words. I like to keep it simple, short and efficient. 
Today my blog Monica's beauty in five minutes has turned one year.  
I'm still amazed by this. One entire year had flown by, since the evening on the 4th of October 
when I finally decided to publish my first post after many hesitations and second thoughts.
And you, my lovely readers, have welcomed me with kind words of encouragement and support.
The blog has already brought me many joys: I've met wonderful, special, giving people; 
I've learnt a lot and I still do; I've had many interesting experiences.
It has been a great adventure for me!
I thank all of YOU for being here for me.
I hope I can bring you five minutes of joy, relaxation and useful information every day.
I hope I can improve your English and make you love it a little bit more.
I hope I can make your day a better one.
And I wish you to follow your passions and dreams!
Don't give up no matter how hard it is!
Love you lots, M

P.S. I have a surprise for you later.

sâmbătă, 3 octombrie 2015

Lancome Teint Idole Silky Mat foundation - review

I had had this foundation for almost a year and I managed to finish it before its expiration data. So it's time for it to go into the empties box and for me to share my impressions on it with you.

Teint Idole Silky Mat is made for women seeking a perfect looking mat complexion that lasts all day: up to 18h mat finish. Stretches like fluid and finishes like powder, enduring up to 18 hours of divine hold, hides pores, lines and imperfections, leaves skin smooth and healthy.

vineri, 2 octombrie 2015

Webstock 2015 all-in-one : blogging, passion, fun, socializing, learning

Today was the 2015 edition of Webstock, the largest social media event, where the who's who in online media gathers to share ideas and stories of success. I was very happy to participate, as a beginner in the blogging world, to find out stories of success, learn from the best, share ideas and have fun!

joi, 1 octombrie 2015

Cosmetics Beauty Hair 2015 - highlights + haul

Today was the first day of Cosmetics Beauty Hair 2015 so I'm back as promised with many photos with the offers and reductions from the event.

There are three separate buildings that host the exhibition and there are many well known and loved brands present there: Melkior, Cupio, Chi, Bruno Vassari, Keune, Ziaja, Orly, Golden Rose, Gabrini, Gerocossen, Gerovital, Herbagen, Yankee Candle, Paese, BaByliss, Make-up Atelier Paris, Adhara, Numeric Proof, Kim brushes, Andra Cosmetics, Oyster, Extreme Lashes, Aseyda and many more.