Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Ridiculous/Funny Pick Up Attempts VIDEO

The title says it all. Enjoy.



Ladies! Let me know some ridiculous/funny pick up lines and attemps that have been used on you!

I hope you're all having a lovely weekend!

A kiss from Tallinn xx

Friday, November 25, 2016

Ask Me Anything!

Hi beauties!

It's been a long time since I've done a Q&A. A lot has changed and there's a lot of new readers so now is your chance to ask me anything you'd like to know and I'll be answering your questions on video. Shoot away! final

What do you think of my new layout and blog name? All of my social media platforms are under the same name now: Ella Margitte or EllaMargitte. I'm focusing more on videos now aswell so make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel. Also, don't forget to like me on Facebook as there you can follow my blog activity and see when I post. You can also follow my blog on Bloglovin'.

Don't forget to follow me on Instagram and Snapchat as those accounts are more laid back and of my everyday life (Snapchat in particular).

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Oh and I'm very open to post or video suggestions so let me know what you want to see - your wish is my command ;)

My next post will be a video on funny pick up lines and attempts I've come across recently so stay tuned for that!

I wish you all a lovely weekend xx

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Disappointing High End Makeup Products VIDEO

Hi beauties!

As we know, high end makeup can at times be (ridiculously) expensive so I decided to talk about some of the products that have been a disappointment for me. However, I'm still going to use them and get my money's worth!IMG_4546


Let me know what products have been a disappointment for you!

P.S. Don't forget the ongoing Sigma Beauty sale! ;)
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PRODUCTS MENTIONED:
Anastasia Beverly Hills Precision Tweezers
Benefit The Porefessional Face Primer
Marc Jacobs #instamarc Light Filtering Contour Powder
Makeup Forever Pro Fusion Bronzer
Bobbi Brown Rich Chocolate Eye Palette
Lorac Pro Palette
Makeup Forever Aqua Rouge Lipstick
MAC Candy Yum-Yum Lipstick
Nars Turkish Delight Lipstick
YSL Rouge Volupté Lipstick

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Professional Makeup Brushes - Amazing Sigma Beauty Discounts 22.11-13.12

A good makeup application simply cannot be done without good makeup brushes. You can use products that are of bad quality and have your makeup turn out great due to the tools you're using but it doesn't work the other way around! The majority of my brushes are from Sigma Beauty and for a reason. Sure - some have been sent to me but most of them I've bought with my own money. These brushes are meant for professional use and are of excellent quality but yet retail at decent prices. I own a lot of MAC brushes which I've paid very high prices for and these brushes are of the exact same quality but half the price. For example, my favorite blending brush for eyeshadow retails for $32 at MAC, whereas at Sigma Beauty it's $17. Holler.

SO I just got notified on some amazing deals and sales Sigma is having for the next two weeks and I thought I'd tip you guys off. For ex., -25% on all products and free international shipping or -30% on all products and a free brush cup sound like pretty darn good deals to me (all the deals are listed in detail below)! Sigma has these discounts once a year for a few days so make sure you don't miss them. Now is really the time to get a nice makeup brush set if you've been thinking about it!
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Here's my in-depth post I did on makeup brushes a couple years ago and below are all the great deals. Enjoy, beauties!

Click HERE to go to Sigma Beauty's website
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Friday, November 18, 2016

My Winter Skin Care Secrets (Affordable Products)

The winter climate really messes with my skin and I doubt I'm alone on that. However, I've found some great products that have worked wonders for me - it's surely taken a lot of trial and error though. I have combination skin so a mixture of oily and at times dry but I would recommend these products for all skin types: normal, oily, dry, combination or sensitive. These products alongside a healthy diet and plentiful water consumption have made my skin be in its best condition. Please keep in mind that healthy skin is a reflection of the body's health - there is no product that will transform it from unhealthy to healthy.

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Let me start off by saying that the majority of these products aren't as expensive as the usual high end skin care so hurray for that! I'm anyway strongly of the opinion that if you're going to save on something don't let it be on your skin care. Girl! You only get one skin and it's your FACE we're talking about here. In my opinion, there is a big difference in drugstore skin care product quality versus high end ones. Ofcourse, a lot of the time with high end brands the fabulous product packaging plays a huge factor in pricing so let's not forget that.

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Nuxe Rêve de Miel Nourishing Night Cream ~30€

A true GEM! I cannot praise this product enough. Thank me later. This night cream is my all time favorite and it's made of 91% natural ingredients containing a fair share of honey. Nourishing is indeed the key word here - it just feels like it's reviving, repairing and nourishing my skin. No skin care product makes my skin feel this good. My skin drinks it over night and I'm left with soft, radiant and healthy looking and feeling skin. The price is really great for such an amazing product. I've used products that are x4-5 the price and can't even compete with this. Also, a little tip for my finnish readers: this is usually sold at Hullut Päivät for a discounted price - that's where I usually purchase mine ;)

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Bobbi Brown Extra Eye Repair Cream ~65€

So this product clearly doesn't belong in the category of affordable skin care but I had to mention it. I'd highly recommend it for people with dry skin around the eye area. It's an intensely hydrating eye cream which is of a very thick and hard consistency (to be used over night). It's important to only use a small amount because it can swell and puff up the eyes otherwise alongside clogging the skin resulting in impurities. I'm aware the price is quite salty for 15ml of product and therefore I'd recommend asking a high end department store for a sample (this applies for all expensive fluid products btw). I actually purchase mine from airports usually since we're looking at a -20% discount.

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LUSH Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub 17€

This facial scrub will leave your skin clean, even and silky soft. However though! Don't make the mistake of constantly scrubbing your skin because it's dry and peeling - this will just work against you and make the skin even more dry and irritated. Scrub it gently with minimal product max. once a week and moisturize well afterwards. This and the above mentioned products are truly the dream team.

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Bepanthen Ointment 7€

Bepanthen is a classic! I'm sure most people have used this during their lifetime. But did you know it's great (in my opinion the best) for dry and chapped lips and also works wonders on dry patches/areas on the skin. I use it over night and my lips are soft and any dry patches be gone! An inexpensive pharmaceutical product containing good ingredients that're favored by dermatologists sounds like a good deal to me.

I hope these tips were of help! Let me know what are your favorite winter skin care products!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

My Fitness Routine Video - Diet & Workout with my Trainer

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My fitness journey has been a long and challenging one - from being a smoker and gaining almost 10kg during my freshmen year to finally being able to say that I'm happy with my body (...KNOCK ON WOOD!).

Remember to switch to HD when watching!   

Persistence, patience and consistency have been the key factors in reaching my goals (I haven't reached them yet though but I'm starting to get really close). Always keep in mind that results will not show in a short period of time and the routine has to be continuous - otherwise it's a waste since the results that you've worked hard for will disappear. When I'm feeling demotivated I revive my motivation by looking at inspirational/motivational pictures + nice workout gear always works too for us girls I feel ;)

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Friday, November 11, 2016

Anastasia Beverly Hills - Master Palette by Mario Review

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Allow me to introduce you to my favorite eyeshadow palette: The Master Palette by Mario. I have waited for so long for Mario Dedivanovic to launch or collaborate with a company on a product like this and so I spent a good day on Anastasia's websites hitting the refresh button in order to get my hands on it the first moment it became available. If you don't know who he is - he is a celebrity makeup artist and he is the Kardashian's makeup artist - you may not like the Kardashians but look me in the eye and tell me you don't admire their flawless makeup, HA! He's a real trendsetter in the beauty world - Countouring? Nudes? Golds? Bronzes? Anyone? I have followed him for years and I get a lot of my ideas, style, techniques and inspiration from him and his work.
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As for the palette, it's like his work compressed into the form of a palette - these are the kinds of shades he uses on his clients (Hello Kim!). The shades are also very trendy and versatile - it contains the currently much in favor rose golds and warm red based shades alongside your much required bronzey champagnes. It's perfect for natural or super glam looks. The only downfall for me is the absence of a very light highlight shade and a dark brown/black matte shade but the palette is so great that it doesn't bother me.IMG_3787 copy
Neutrals heaven indeed! The quality of these shadows are impeccable. They are all true to their color, highly pigmented, long lasting, easy to blend and really adhere onto the lid once placed on it. My biggest irritant with matte shades in general is how they either don't distribute evenly or/and disappear off the lid once you start blending them. Fortunately, these matte shades don't possess any of those qualities - they're very buttery and pigmented. Generally speaking of backfire with shimmery shades, for me, it's them being very dry and the powder particles not being dense, resulting in a lot of fallout and the shadow not adhering properly onto the lid. The shimmery shades on this palette are almost moist and creamy resulting in a flawless distribution of shimmer.IMG_3400
I have to conclude by saying that this is my favorite eyeshadow palette by far! The next palette I'm getting my hands on is the Huda Beauty - Rose Gold Edition and I'll review it the moment I get it. Let's see if that will take the leading place.
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For this look I used the shades ISABEL, VIOLETA, KIM, MUSE, MARINA and 5TH AVE

P.S. HOW white am I? I could blend in with the snow. I have to say though what I enjoy about being this white is how all makeup products show nicely and true to color on the face lol - it's satisfying.

Peace out xx
XOXO, Ella

Sunday, November 6, 2016

I'M BACK! WHAT HAPPENED? -VIDEO

I'M BACK! I decided to make a video to elaborate a little bit on what's been going on and why I've been gone for 7 months. I also want to share some of my thoughts regarding a few things. I've missed you all so much & I hope you've all been well!

Päätin tehdä videon postauksen sijaan, jossa avarran hieman missä olen ollut viimeiset 7kk ja mitä on tapahtunut. Ihanaa olla takaisin! On ollut kova ikävä bloggaamista ja teitä lukijoita -toivottavasti kaikille kuuluu hyvää!