My summer outfits

I just wanted to make a short post about what outfit pieces I have been loving lately and to show you where they are from, so this is kind of a small try-on haul if you think about it. This is going to be super short but I hope you like it and feel at least a bit inspired. 🙂

If you have been looking at my insta (@smalltownblogger) you probably already saw this outfit. These pants are crazy awesome and I got them at Pull&Bear on sale during the after Christmas sales, but I am sure there are a lot of similar pairs in high street places like Zara, H&M, etc. The shirt is new, a gift from my boyfriend (therefore the heart on the shoulder, I know  🤣), this one is from H&M but I think it sold out. Shoes are the Puma suede platforms I have been loving for over I year now, as well as my trusty Snob sunglasses.

Okay, so these are two outfits but the central piece is the same so I decided to put them together. It is a two piece set of a crop top and skirt from Missguided that I actually thrifted (and that was my first thrifting ever!!), I can’t believe I got them both for like 7€ maybe even less. First outfit version is more casual with my leather Converse and my jean jacket from Mango that I got maybe half a year ago, something like that. The second outfit was my special date outfit and I completed it by a kimono from Yamamay (that was actually also thrifted) and some platform lace-up shoes from Mass.

The last outfit is probably the simplest and personally the cutest. This is my new floral summer dress from Zara I got a few months ago and couldn’t wait to wear it. I completed the look with my new red sunglasses I got in Muller and my new black mules which are unfortunately not in the picture.

 

That would be all for today folks, I hope you like this short little post/haul/I don’t know what it is. Thank you for reading!

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Mini MAC collection/haul

This will be just a short post about MAC lipsticks I own! Not really going into a detail review, but rather just some necessary information. 


  1. Rich & Restless – it’s a retro matte liquid lipcolour that is really intensely pigmented and it kind of looks like orange and pink when it’s on. It is not a shade for everyone, but the consistency and lasting of this matt liquid lipstick is amazing. It is not drying and it stays forever, but however there is no way you can put any other product over it because it smudges into a weird-looking thing. If you are not too fond of using more than one lipstick and layering, I definitely recommend you to try these matte lipcolours.

  2. Viva Glam II – the first thing I got from MAC is this beautiful shade. What is really amazing about it not just looking at the not traditional packaging but the red and black combo you can see,  is that every cent from the Viva Glam lipsticks goes to MAC’s AIDS Found. Definitely a perfect nude colour that is not as pinkish as the Velvet Teddy, but still looks great on. This is a satin lipstick which means it is semi-matte, so definitely a perfect starter lipstick!

  3. Velvet Teddy – a shade everyone is crazy about, for a good reason. It is matte and not drying and it doesn’t look that matte because the formula is great, so nourishing and rich. Perfect soft pink colour that goes with every make up look, and looks amazing on all skin tones. Grab it the next time you go to MAC, especially since it is usually sold out.

  4. Sophisto – probably my favourite one. The lustre formula (semi-gloss finish) looks great on. It is shiny and a bit glittery with a hint of purple. If you are beginning to wear purple lipstick this is the one you should start with if you want to go gradually since it’s kind of clear, meaning that it resembles a bit more pigmented purple lip balm (for example Maybelline’s Baby Lips in Electro).

 

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Skin Care + Reviews

Today I am going to talk about my most used skin care products! These products are my saviours and maybe they will make your life easier too! For reference my skin type is combination to oily skin, the area under my eyes is sometimes dry as well as my nose; my chin, forehead and area around the nose are super oily.  

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This is a product I have already talked about and if you want to see the full review go here! It is really insane how much this product has helped me. It can be used once or twice in a week, but I use it once and once a week I use the mask you will see below!

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This is a totally new product! I never used a hydration mask and I never used Avon’s skin care products. It smells divine and makes my skin feel so nourished and soft. In combination with the mud mask my skin feels amazing and I have less break outs than when I don’t use these products which is a great plus. I have been thinking of buying more products with this scent because it is so good I wish it was a perfume.

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Garnier’s Micellar Cleansing Water is my holy grail product! I have repurchase it so many times that I lost count. I did a review of the Garnier’s Pure Active Micellar water some time ago. For that review click here! I prefer this one a bit more, because it is less harsh on my skin, but the other one does the same job.

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I heard so many great things about Clearasil. These are Clearasil’s rapid action akut pads. You are supposed to use it in the morning and at night, but I usually skip the morning one. After I remove my makeup with the micellar water I use this to wipe everything that is left and to refresh my skin. It really helps with break-outs and redness caused by them.

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Also something new and exciting! As a person who has really oily skin I was always afraid of moisturizers, but them I heard about mattifying creams so I decided to try one. This product doesn’t make your skin matt after you use it, but it really does make your skin receive all moisture that it needs and it doesn’t make you face more oily. Also it makes applying foundation a lot easier. It really is so inexpensive and you need the smallest amount you can imagine to cover your whole face so it is very economical and affordable. But again if you are looking for something that is going to make your skin matt this isn’t the product, it simply gives you moisture without making you more oily which works perfectly for me!

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Italy Fashion and Beauty Haul

So today, as promised, I will show you a few things I bought while I was in Italy! You can also check my London haul I did a year ago if you want to! Now, let’s talk about the products 😉


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I didn’t expect to stumble upon a Sephora in Rome, but I did so I bought some benefit products including this eyeliner pen. It takes some time to get used to the design and holding it in your hand because the tip is really different from other pens, but once you are used to it you realise how amazing this pen is. The consistency is something in between a regular eye pencil and a gel liner, and also it is really long-lasting, almost waterproof! It is pretty expensive, but I think it is worth the money.
PS: If you are going to get this product I would highly recommend buying a waterproof eye makeup remover.

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I heard so many great things about this mascara, so naturally I decided to try it! First the nice lady in the store offered to put it on herself and when she did I was really impressed with the curl and length of my eyelashes. After that she introduced me with the eyeliner pen I already mentioned and some other benefit products and did a great makeup look on me! So I got both, the mascara and eyeliner! This is the Swarowski edition mascara, but I doubt it is any different form the regular one.

img_3344I have to admit that I never heard of Kiko cosmetics before I found myself in one of their stores somewhere in Rome. I instantly fell in love with this lipstick from their Ultra Glossy collection in 819. It was on sale so it was very inexpensive. What I particularly liked about it is that it has SPF 15 and how rehydrating it is.

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One of my goals of this trip was to buy a MAC lipstick and I did that! This is one of theirs satin lipstick in VIVA GLAM II, it is a pinky nude shade with a bit of sparkle. It looks great on my lips and with my skin colour and it is pretty long-lasting.

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This isn’t something I bought, but I still decided to include it in this haul. The makeup artist in Sephora gave me this as a gift, I don’t really know why but I was very thankful, and then on the cash register the lady gave me a Chanel Chance perfume sample, so all in all I really liked Sephora and people who worked there. Haha! 😉

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This bracelet I bought when I was in Pompeii because it was pretty and black. The woman said that the beads are made from Murano glass and volcano rock, this latter I doubt, but it’s still a pretty bracelet.

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This was the product that made me really love Kiko cosmetics. It was also on sale for less than 2 € and it is honestly the best nail polish I ever tried. It has beautiful shine with only one coat and it lasts for days once you put it on. I can’t wait to go to Venice to buy dozen polishes from Kiko. I belive this is in the shade 486!

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You can’t even imagine my surprise when I saw Yankee candles through a window of a small shop in Orvieto! I immediately got in and bought three candles. First I thought I would keep only one for myself, but then I decided to be a little selfish and I kept two. They smell divine and last longer than any other candle I had.

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I was searching for black boots with a small heal so I can have boots I can literally do anything in. These matched my every single desire so I bought them from H&M and they were very affordable. After I wore them for the first time I discovered that they are insanely comfortable. 

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This black faux leather jacket was a great find in Zara. It doesn’t really photograph well on its own, but I love it. It has zippers on both sleeves and a peplum bottom.

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And the best for the end! This navy coat is also from Zara. It is structured so it really makes your waist look amazing, and what I also like was that it can be buttoned on both sides and as far as your neck. Perfect for the colder months.


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Summer Fashion and Beauty Haul

As promised in my Summer post, here is my Summer haul!


I went shopping a few times because I needed some new goodies for this summer. Here are some!

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I bought this crop top in Bershka. It was pretty cheap, and I like the length since it comes to my belly button so it’s not a very short crop top. Also I am loving how it looks with my new overalls!

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These are the overalls that I previously mentioned. I got them from New Yorker and I am totally obsessed with them, especially that they are black. Also they are in ever store this year, so I can already tell you overalls are going to be a big trend.

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Also from Bershka I got this new pair of high-waisted light denim jeans. They are stretchy and so comfortable. Also very inexpensive.

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Here we have my new bag from H&M, it’s a black faux leather bag with gold details and I love it so much. I take it everywhere because it’s the perfect size. Also on the photo you can see my new sunglasses from New Yorker. They were on sale and they are kind of like cat eye sunglasses but a bit more round so they are pretty much fit for any face shape.

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I got these sandals from Humanic. I was looking for a perfect pair of black sandals everywhere and these ones were the only ones that I fell in love with. They are very comfortable once you break them in and also they have a little heel which means a lot to me because any kind of totally flat shoe makes my feet ache.

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I had to get a new Iphone mask since I went from Iphone 5 to Iphone 6 and I bought this one from New Yorker.It’s cute and black, so I love it. It is as simple as that.

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It’s summer and every girl who has oily skin needs a good primer. I saw this L’Oreal one in my local drugstore and decided to pick it up. The product by itself is fine. It primes your skin, makes makeup get on easier and even holds it on for a while, but it more like a going out primer then one you will wear to work. However, my mother who has dry skin said that is working great for her, so if you also have dry skin you’ll might want to try it.

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This product is amazing. I had this exact Art Deco primer last year while I worked and it really makes your makeup last long. Even when you get a bit oily your makeup stays even on your eyelids. It is on a pricier side, but I know a lot pricier product that don’t work nearly as good. I think I might do a full review of it on one of my next Sunday reviews.

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I want to get my hand on Maybelline‘s color tattoo eyeshadow for a long time. This one is in shade Pomegranate Pink and it looks great with my eye colour (since I have blue-ish green eyes, not every colour suits me). Also it lasts all day which is amazing, you really get what you paid for.

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I ran out of my Rocket mascara from Maybelline so I decided to try the Lash Sensational. Although it makes my eyelashes very long and curved I still prefer the Rocket mascara.

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I also restocked one of my most used compact powders and it’s Maybelline‘s Affinitone in the shade 17. I am probably going to need a new darker compact powder so if you have any recommendations that would be great. I mean this one does the job well, but I want a little bit of change.

That would be it for my short Summer Haul. I hope you enjoyed it. Thank you for reading!

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