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How To Wear Matte Lipstick?

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Matte lipsticks are my favorite, they always look posh and elegant on the lips, but it can be complicated and tricky to maintain matte lip look. Matte lips tend to get dry and chapped and the application of matte lip product demands special attention. Matte finishes are the best for everyday and night occasions and today I`m going to show you how to wear matte lipstick and always look flawless and trendy.

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Exfoliation

First of all you need to prepare your lips before applying matte lipstick or lip gloss. Matte textures easily settle into the wrinkles, fine lines and dry patches on your lips, so you need to make sure your lips are as smooth as canvas. You can use soft toothbrush, white sugar or even baking soda to gently scrub your lips and remove dry, chapped skin. Make sure to exfoliate your lips regularly, because regular glossy lipsticks and glittery lip glosses look the best on a soft and smooth lips.

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Hydration 

Our lips are very tender and have a thinner layer of skin than any other part of our body, that`s why lips loose moisture faster and easier. I have a super dry lips and need some special, intense treatment to prevent dry patches and the only thing that keeps my lips healthy is a Lip Sleeping Mask by Laneige ( review is here). Using matte lipsticks can make your lips even more dry and chapped, so to prevent this inconvenience apply a thin layer of hydrating lip balm right before you apply lipstick. You don`t need to spend a fortune to keep your lips hydrated, just try to find lip balm that won`t be very oily or runny, the one that will `stay in place`. I prefer to use beewax based lip balms and my favorite at the moment is Visibly Soft Lip Balm by EOS (review here).

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Application 

Matte lipstick is probably the only lipstick that does not require a lip pencil. If applying accurately and neatly it won`t smudge, but I would still recommend you to use a lip pencil. Line your lips, creating a desirable lip shape with a sharp matte lip pencil. Apply matte lipstick on your lips and give it some time to dry and set on the lips. Clean up the edges with a help of foundation or concealer and a synthetic lip brush to get that perfect, precised look. To make your lip color last all day set it with some translucent powder, I also like to set my matte lipstick with a matte eyeshadow of similar color. Bold matte lip finishes can make your lips appear smaller and thinner, but you can avoid this by applying highlighter on the center of your lips. Try to apply powder highlighters like Hi Lite `Opals` Palette by Unicorns (review here), you can get three different finishes with this palette.

Lots of love,
Liz
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Alexandrite Makeup Tutorial | June Birthstone

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Hi everyone, it is time for a new step by step makeup tutorial inspired by mysterious birthstone of month June. When I was small I owned a very simple, but beautiful ring with a small Alexandrite gemstone. This stone is often described as “emerald by day, ruby by night”, because of it`s rare ability to change color - from a light, almost transparent sky blue shade under the sun lights, to a rich grape purple under the artificial light. This unique color looks especially breathtaking on brown, amber and tile green eyes. Inspired by this exclusivity, I`ve created a very simple and wearable Alexandrite Makeup Tutorial and you can easily recreate this makeup look following these easy steps.

Essence Camouflage 2 in 1 Make-up & Concealer | Review & Swatches

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full coverage foundation essence budget makeup cosmetics review blogger liz breygel
full coverage foundation essence budget makeup cosmetics review blogger liz breygel
full coverage foundation essence budget makeup cosmetics review blogger liz breygel

Essence is one of my favorite budget friendly makeup brands, I`m obsessed with their selection of inexpensive cosmetics, so when I run out of my Palma Christie Ultra BB Cream (review here), I`ve decided to try out  Essence Camouflage 2 in 1 Make-up & Concealer - a very special product that combines foundation and concealer in one cute tube. Essence claims to offer a long-lasting, high coverage effect, hide all skin imperfections and provides a flawless finish – without a mask-like effect. So let`s take a closer look at this magic potion!

Essence Camouflage Concealer has a very smooth texture, quick drying formula and matte finish. It is water based, so I can definitely recommend this product to everyone who has an acne prone and oily skin types. Because of it`s quick drying and opaque formula Essence 2 in 1 Make-up & Concealer tends to emphasize fine lines and dry skin patches, but you can easily solve this issue with a help of a nice moisturizing cream and/or makeup primer.

The coverage is terrific, it covers up all the freckles, redness and blemishes with one fine layer and a little of this foundation by Essence goes a long way! The formula is buildable, so if you need an extra coverage here and there you can always reapply a tiny drop of this product and concealer the problem. Camouflage 2 in 1 Make-up & Concealer is available three shades - `10 ivory beige`, `20 nude beige` and `30 honey beige`. Even though I have a pretty light skin I decided to give a try to a shade called`20 nude beige` - a yellow based light to medium shade.

Overall, I loved using Essence Camouflage Make-up & Concealer, this is a great budget product for people with oily and acne prone skin. It is truly a long lasting and highly pigmented foundation, which does a great job of hiding skin imperfections and dark circles. Even though it does not fill in my large pores, I will definitely continue to use it, but with a nice primer underneath this foundation. 

Lots of love,
Liz
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EOS Visibly Soft Lip Balm `Coconut Milk` | Review

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Who doesn`t love to have smooth, moisturized and beautiful lips? Life seems better and brighter when the lips` skin feels comfortable, even lipstick glides on like a charm. My lips tend to get very dry in summer, so a rich moisturizing lip balm is must have product to me. Some time ago I`ve decided to try out a famous `Visibly Soft` lip balm by EOS brand and today I`m going to share m thoughts with you. EOS stands for  ‘Evolution of Smooth’ and the main mission of this brand is to produce natural lip balms and skin care products rich with vitamins, antioxidants and nourishing oils. These product are paraben and petrolatum free, they are hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested (but cruelty free) and absolutely safe for every type of skin.

EOS `Coconut Milk` lip balm is so so cute! I fell in love with it`s girly pink and white packaging and sweet scent of coconut and vanilla. It is lightweight, small and easy to carry around. The key ingredients of this little sphere are jojoba oil - for a long lasting hydration, shea butter - for a soft and smooth lips and Vitamin E - protection and wrinkle reduction. These ingredient makes EOS lip balm a great natural alternative to all the lip balms containing parabens and artificial colors and flavors. `Coconut Milk` is absolutely clear, so you don`t even need a mirror and you can even apply this lip balm on the go.

Overall, I adore the unique design of EOS lip balms and the ingredient they use for their products. If you aren`t a fan of the packaging EOS also offers an organic Smooth Stick Balms, which come in a regular lip balm packaging. EOS lip balms are super cute, fun and affordable, they feel lightweight on the lips and provide the skin with long - lasting hydration effect. Wondering how to keep your lips smooth and healthy or needing an intense hydrating treatment for your dry chapped lips? Learn how to save your gentle lips with a help of Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask - a special overnight mask that will take care of your lips while you are having your sweet dreams.

Lots of love,
Liz
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Studded PU Leather Backpack by Zaful | Review & GIVEAWAY

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liz breygel bag review blogger fashion grunge rock gothic backpack

I`m a huge fan of backpacks and rucksacks and love to wear them on everyday basis. Maybe some of you might think that adult backpacks look immature, but I`m found of the idea to place my belongings in one huge bag and having both of my hands free. Recently I had an awesome opportunity to pick a stylish  and practical backpack at Zaful. This year is very special for this store and it`s team and all the customers, because Zaful celebrates it`s 3rd anniversary! To celebrate this special event Zaful hosts a huge giveaway and I`m going to talk about it in the end of my post. And now let`s take a close look at this gorgeous backpack.

The Studded PU Leather Backpack* is made from a special PU material - a kind of polyurethane material that looks and feels like faux leather but with a beautiful shiny appearance. This backpack looks very similar to the famous Michael Kors collection of rhea studded leather backpacks, but it is a lot cheaper and cruelty free. Backpack features silver-embossed decorative studs and a huge amount of different pockets - two big departments for books, clothes and cosmetics, two interior pockets for tiny secret necessities and one secret pocket on the back of the backpack. You can use this secret department to hide your cash, credit cards and documents.

What I really love about this backpack is it`s medium size - it is not a mini backpack where you can`t even fit in your cell phone and not a huge school backpack. But at same time it looks petite, cute and practical. It is very lightweight, an empty backpack weights about 1kg, it has an adjustable (60 - 90 cm) strap length, so you can easily fit this backpack on.

Overall, I`m in love with this backpack, currently it is my favorite item in the wardrobe. The Studded PU Leather Backpack is a day wear versatile backpack and it perfectly goes with both sporty and grungy outfits, holding all my everyday essentials. It is very easy to match this gorgeous backpack with all my day to day outfits. You an easily wear it with sophisticated outfits - ruffled top, leather skirt and a pair of classic pumps, or for an edgy look wear this backpack with thigh-high patent boots, tight bodycon dress and leather jacket. Don`t forget to add few accessories to accomplish your outfit!

Zaful anniversary giveaway, Lucky strike!

Listen up! This is a Zaful extra giveaway only on word-press! We’re celebrating for the our 3rd anniversary and you might be the lucky winner!

1. Follow our  Zaful WordPress blog!

2.  Click on 1 of the image and participate the event, feel free to pick your favorite or the easiest one.

3. Come back to this article, leave a comment in the reply area with : [Your Zaful User name] &[Which event you participate]

How to win?

Every week, we’ll announce a random luck number. The first comment will be mark as 1, the second will be 2 and so on~ According to how many comments per week, we’ll also increase the amount of lucky numbers. It’s time to invite your friends to win a giveaway together!

All winners will receive a $100 Giftcard each.

Date:June 08-June 22

Winner will only be chosen among legit user accounts.

Lots of love,
Liz

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Burgundy Velvet Bodycon Dress

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spaghetti strap velvet bodycon long short dress review picture outfit of the day liz breygel
spaghetti strap velvet bodycon long short dress review picture outfit of the day liz breygel

After trying on this gorgeous Lingerie Style Velvet Dress I wanted to get a similar dress, but the one that will emphasize body shape a little bit more. So when I saw this Spaghetti Strap Velvet Bodycon Dress* I immediately fell in love! Of course velvet is a tricky fabric, and you need to choose a correct size, shape and color to make it look classy, but this dress was worth a shot.

This dress is wonderful, I never felt so good wearing a tight bodycon dress. It is made from a soft stretchy velvet and it feels very delicate and comfortable to touch. The color is a mixture between red wine and cold burgundy shades and I think it perfectly suits brunettes. This shade of red is a classic for festive days and crazy night out parties, but I also think it will work for other special occasions. The dress covers my knees, but I`m pretty short girl (5,4ft) so it might me a little bit shorter if you are taller. 

Burgundy Velvet Bodycon Dress retails at $20.99 and on my opinion it is a great price for such a lovely dress. The quality of the fabric is outstanding - it is super soft, stretchy and the color is appealing. Don`t forget to check out the whole range of velvet tops, skirts, pants and even velvety lingerie at Zaful. Velvet is one of the most luxurious fashion trends this year and it is a perfect night out material. Zaful is celebrating it`s 3rd anniversary and as a gift every fashionista will get up to 90% off every anniversary item or you can buy any cute summer dress and a swimwear just for $13. Click the banner below to start the journey and I`ll talk to you very soon! Hugs and kisses :*

Velvet Shirt Dress

Zaful anniversary giveaway, Lucky strike!

Listen up! This is a Zaful extra giveaway only on word-press! We’re celebrating for the our 3rd anniversary and you might be the lucky winner!

What we would like you to do:

1. Follow our  Zaful WordPress blog!

2.  Click on 1 of the image and participate the event, feel free to pick your favorite or the easiest one.

3. Come back to this article, leave a comment in the reply area with : [Your Zaful User name] &[Which event you participate]

How to win?

Every week, we’ll announce a random luck number. The first comment will be mark as 1, the second will be 2 and so on~ According to how many comments per week, we’ll also increase the amount of lucky numbers. It’s time to invite your friends to win a giveaway together!

All winners will receive a $100 Giftcard each.

Date:June 08-June 22

Tip: Winner will only be chosen among legit user accounts.

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Lots of love,
Liz

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Vintage Black Dress OOTD

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little black dress classic vintage retro ootd fashion liz breygel

Lately I`m so into vintage: all those classic dresses, corsets, books and even tea cups together with Emilie Autumn music inspire me to change my view on fashion and even on my lifestyle. Vintage inspired apparel is truly a timeless fashion trend and you can never go wrong by choosing a vintage looking outfit and shoes. I always wanted to own a classic vintage inspired dress. That`s why I started a very special quest at Dresslily online fashion store. After a long hours of searching, I managed to find a perfect vintage inspired dress - elegant, simple and sleek.
"Modesty: the gentle art of enhancing your charm by pretending not to be aware of it." - Oliver Herford
The Keyhole Vintage Black Dress is beautiful in its modest simplicity. The dress features few keyhole cut outs - one on the collar and each of the sleeves has one keyhole as well - a very classic adornment. It has a classic A line silhouette - a style line for apparel in which the dress fits at the shoulder or the skirt at the waist and gradually flares out to a wider hemline, causing it to resemble the letter A. This famous clothing silhouette was invented by Christian Dior in the 1950's. This vintage inspired black dress is made of textured fabrics, very soft and pleasant to touch.

Wondering how to wear vintage inspired outfit to make it look comfortable and relevant? Check out my Vintage Trend Is Coming Back! and learn more about vintage fashion and how to wear it. Stay charming and beautiful and I`ll talk to you very soon!

Lots of love,
Liz
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5 Books That Will Make You A Better Person

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Reading is the safest and the most relaxing way to learn important life lessons. That`s why today I gathered five engaging books that will help you to become a little bit better and teach you some important truth.  These books are not about self - improvement or personal development, these are the books that will teach you how to love, respect be loyal and even how to hate through the life and action of others. Each author in my list has a very special way in revealing the truth to the reader. Some are gently, soft and poetic, while others are rough and direct. But I hope all the books from my list will leave you with many experiences and emotions. I would love to erase my memory and reread all of these five books once again.

                                Martin Eden
                               Novel by Jack London
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“But I am I. And I won't subordinate my taste to the unanimous judgment of mankind”

This was one of the first books by Jack London I`ve read. A very romantic and beautiful novel about a young sailor from working class who is struggling to become a writer and to win the heart of a girl from high society. I was fascinated by Martin`s enthusiasm and his passion for knowledge. He is definitely a great example of a person who is trying to become better, pursuing his blue dream. The ending of the story is sad and a little bit shocking, but absolutely understandable. I want to recommend this to everyone, especially to those people, who are still tying to find their place in the world. READ THE BOOK→

                                       Nineteen Eighty-Four
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“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.” 

I know this book might sound a bit cliché, but it is a must read for everyone. Nineteen Eighty-Four is a British dystopian novel written by talented writer George Orwell and originally published in 1949 about life under a constant surveillance.This fiction has a lot of truth between lines and if you are a person who lived far away from Soviet Union, but want to imagine what was it like to live under a strict governmental machine of total propaganda, repression and humiliation you need to read Nineteen Eighty-Four without any doubt. While I was reading this book I was thinking about our past and how many things it has in common with the present. I was thinking about the country I`m living  and other countries surrounding me. And of course I was thinking about the future of the humanity, do we have a chance? READ THE BOOK→

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Short story by Gabriel García Márquez
“His huge buzzard wings, dirty and half-plucked, were forever entangled in the mud.” 

First time I`ve read this book at school and I remember to like the story very much. Gabriel García Márquez combined two absolutely opposite literature genres fantasy and realism in one masterpiece. Story starts when a very poor family finds an old man with huge wings who have crash-landed in their yard. The author does not explain this supernatural event, he does not open up to the audience a character and personality of an angel. He simply leaves this to the readers mind and everyone can decide for themselves who was this mysterious old man with wings. READ THE BOOK→

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In Bad Company
Book by Vladimir Korolenko
“Better to have a piece of heart in the chest, than a cold stone.” 

I doubt my readers have ever heard about this book and the author Vladimir Korolenko, but I couldn`t leave this book without attention. In Bad Company can also be translated as Children Of The Underground is a tragic story fulfilled with sadness and truth. Book events took place at the end of 18th century in a small Polish town. Author demonstrates an everyday life of two boys from polar families - a family of main judge of a city and family of beggars. This story is sincere and it definitely leaves a very pure and kind print in everyone's heart, I wish I`ve read this lovely story at school. READ THE BOOK→

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The Mountain That Loved a Bird 
Book by Alice McLerran 
“I am Joy, and I have come to greet you.” 

Colorful and emotional book written by Alice McLerran and featuring the most beautiful illustrations by Eric Carle. The story is about a little birdy named Joy and how she healed and brought back to live a broken lonely mountain. Every words in this book is saturated with love, loyalty and hope. Even though this book is not lacking in sad moments, but I think you can definitely read `The mountain that loved a bird` with your little kids, since it will teach them to love nature and always believe in happy endings. READ THE BOOK→

This was my personal list of five interesting books that will make everyone better. Please let me know if you`ve read any of this books and if you agree with my list. Don`t forget to share your favorite books, that helped you to learn some lessons. Do you have a Goodreads account? Add me as friend and let me know your reading taste, I`ll talk to you again very soon!

Lots of love,
Liz

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