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Hello there,

I have a super cool surprise for you today!

I might not be super girly in my fashion choices, but when it comes to beauty, hands down, I’m the girliest. I love a good pampering routine, and it’s the perfect time to share mine with you. I teamed with Notino and Korika and we have a super cool giveaway for you – 5 Korean Masks one being a 24k Gold infused one! Just fill in your details and you’re entered!

Korika Face Mask Giveaway ENTER NOW

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Enter now to win 5 Face Masks by the Korean Brand Korika.

Each of the two lucky winners will receive:

  •                   1 Real Gold 24k Star Beauty - Brightening Face Sheet Mask
  • 1 NaturBeauty Calming Face Sheet Mask
  • 1 SciBeauty Regenerating Mask for Hands and Nails
  • 1 SciBeauty Hyrdrogel Lip Mask
  • 1 NaturBeauty Mositurising Face Sheet Mask

I call my pamper routine my ritual. I’m able to relax and take 20 minutes of my day for myself and my body. Here are the few things I do to enter my relaxing space.

 Light up my candle

Before anything, l’ll light up a candle that smells fresh or oriental. I love the Fresh Linen one by Yankee Candle for this.

 Cleanse my face

I start off by using a scrub on my face – I make my own scrub with polenta or sugar and the cleansing gel by Ivampur.

Mask time

I’m loving these Korean masks right now by The Korean brand KORIKA. The brand brings together cutting edge Asian technology with effective active ingredients, making them a specialist in this area of cosmetics. My favourite are the SciBeauty and StarBeauty collections. The masks have three a thick sheet and I absolutely love them because my skins feels super hydrated after use. They feel special on my face and the time for beauty routine becomes even more important, as these are not the usual masks we get in drugstores. That’s why, I partnered with Notino to offer you 5 masks from my favourite collections.

More about the Korika Collections

StarBeauty is a premium collection that will be appreciated especially by women who wish to sample rare ingredients, revitalize, and brighten their skin.

NaturBeauty line includes various types of masks whose key benefits are natural extracts and iceberg water.

SciBeauty masks reflect the most recent trends in Asian cosmetics and offer masks not only for the face, but also the hands, legs, and lips to provide complex care.

The winner will be announced on the 29th August 2018 on email. Thank you very much for taking part in this!

The masks were kindly sent to me by Notino. Check out their website as they do amazing deals! And follow them on Instagram too – @notino_co_uk – their feed is perfect!

Best of luck everybody 🙂

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Glamorous, sexy and bold, red lips are a statement. But how to wear red lipstick that it doesn’t make your overall appearance too heavy or even tacky?

I stand for a red lip and trust me I have tried a lot of the high street brands, from Rimmel London to Revlon and none of them looked as glamorous as a luxury lipstick.

So, first step you guessed it: invest in a high end lipstick. I opted for the Allure Velvet Chanel Lipstick in shade 57. The way the lipstick shapes the lips and the perfection with which the formula stays on for a long time is what makes the difference for me. Why invest in 5 different lipsticks that will crease all the time and cost the same money in the end?      

        Creating a Classy Cat Eye

Getting to the eye make-up now that we have picked the right lipstick. I don’t recommend a smokey eye when wearing a red lip; not even a natural eyeshadow. Instead, create a classy cat eye in intense black. If the cat eye is not really your thing, add some subtle falsies to complement the lips.

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      The best hairstyles to wear with red lips

Just to set the context when I talk about hairstyle. I’m not the best at doing hair, the best things I can do are just basic: straight, curly with a wand and curly overnight with hair grips. Luckily, in this video my hair was naturally curled after washing as I was spending everyday at the sea side. When you’re wearing red lips any of these simple hairstyles work wonders; don’t need to braid it or put it up in a ponytail. You can even leave it natural, it will add that sexy hint to your look.

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             What to wear with red lips?

Your outfit really much depends on the context, so I am not going to recommend any outfits, but instead I will recommend a colour palette that perfectly complements that red. These are my personal favourites, but of course there are many others that you can wear. It’s important that you feel comfortable with your choice and ready to slay the day.

Would you like a tutorial for a classy cat eye, like shown here?  I have a super easy technique that can be useful to many of you just starting out with liquid eyeliner.

Get your perfect shade here:

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Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Notino. As always, all words and opinions are my own.

Lots of love,

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Hello my favourite girls,

Are you ready for dipping into a heavenly scented article? Tell me about it! I’ve always treasured strong liqueurs bottled in beautifully shaped containers. Perfumes are my thing: I recognise particular ones by their scent and feel different types of fragrance notes. Me and my dear friend Bee, call ourselves: the noses.

Today’s star? The seductive and warm Dolce & Gabbana The One! It makes me feel powerful and glam – I believe this is all about when you’re wearing a scent. You want it to have a meaning to you and maybe become your next signature. I perfectly captured how it makes me feel in the below video: unapologetically me.

Dolce & Gabbana The One Notes

The main notes of this fragrance are vanilla, peach, bergamot, mandarine orange and lily. You might suppose it’s a rather sweet scent as it’s quite floral, but it’s not syrup sweet. It’s rather elegant and mysterious and I believe it belongs to the Chypre fragrance family as it has citrus as top notes and a mossy base. This exquisite and strong scent makes me think of a successful woman who succeeds in life and nothing can stop her. Just try it out and you will feel you have to add it to your collection. 

Tip: Order yours on Notino – they usually run lots of promotions and I find their prices better than buying in store! The delivery is super fast as well. They’re my latest discovery for beauty products 🙂

A scent is something we all perceive differently, but for me, The One is simply the scent of a girl boss.  What are your favourite fragrances? I would absolutely love to find out in the comment section below 💋

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Notino. As always, all words and opinions are my own.

Until next time,

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Hello girls,

How have you been? Lately, I am feeling so positive about life and about all the cool things blogging brings in my life: from meeting the blogging community around London at events such as the Festival Pop Up x Grab the Hanger and starting new collaborations.

I have a great announcement to make today. I am introducing a new category on MissAndrada.com: Beauty. I remember having make-overs at my place when I was about 14 where I was straightening my friend’s hair, giving tips on make-up, applying masks for hair and face, tweezing the eyebrows, using rich body moisturisers..you name it and 100% I did it. Growing up, I kept learning about beauty and everyone around me asked me loads of questions about products and how they can achieve their desired look. I was used to offering tips to people on beauty and it didn’t really surprise me when I was randomly getting asked, but actually it meant I was able to give them value. And this is what I want to achieve with my beauty section, to give you valuable tips and tricks that I have learnt in the last 9 years. Yes, that’s right! I am giving it all out: all my beauty tricks will be revealed.

 

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I’m launching the series with a Spring / Summer Make-up Look. As seen on runways for London and Paris Fashion Week, the focus for this season is on glowy skin. Glowing highlights, glossy eyes and hints of baby pink are super trending right now. Watch the video below for a better view of the make-up:

 

 

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First thing you need for pulling off this look is high-quality foundation. From all the foundations I have tried, the Estée Lauder Double Wear is worth the hype. I have started using it a couple of weeks ago and I have to say, I am hooked on it! The foundation is resistant to heat, streaks and humidity and protects your skin from sunlight – perfect for this season!

Start by applying it on your hand and then with a foundation brush, start buffing it on your face and neck. You will notice that the foundation tends to mattify quickly on your skin, so don’t apply too much. I like to apply a bit more after if I feel like it. Instead of going through so many drug store foundations until you find the right one, get yourself a good one that will leave you with this healthy skin feeling. Although it’s medium to high coverage, it doesn’t feel heavy and the highlight looks AMAZING on top of it.

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For my eyes, I mainly used the DirtySweet shade in my Naked Smoky Palette. You can use any golden shade as the focus is on the skin here. On the corner of the eyes until the middle of my lid, I have applied the Rodial Stemcell Super-Food Glam Lip Balm. The eyes can get a bit sticky and if you plan to wear this for a long time, get ready to re-touch the make-up once in a while.

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Keep the skin glowing and add something hydrating on your lips. Here, I am using the Rodial Stemcell Super-Food Glam Lip Balm that leaves my lips feeling super full and hydrated. The balm has a subtle fragrance particular for luxury brands.

Shop the foundation and lip-balm on Notino. The website stocks an amazing range of brands: from luxury make-up to more affordable brands that are not available in other UK stores.

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Notino. As always, all words and opinions are my own.

Have you tried the Double Wear yet? How do you find it? Let me know in the comments below 🙂

Have a beautiful Sunday,