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Talking A Little About Myself | Livia McQueen ♡

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Hello beauties, I feel like I haven't talked a lot about myself. So, today I'll do it and you can get to know me more.
I was born in Turin, Italy, on 18 october 1996 and my parents decided to name me Livia, just because it is easy to pronounce. I have two sisters, one is 3 years younger than me and the other one has 6 years old and she is the cutest child ever! When I was in elementary school I had the best time ever! I recall that I was always playing around with other kids and I had so much fun. Then my life changed when I started to attend middle school. There, I realised that I was different from everyone else. I was, I am, Chinese, so my face drew people's attention and some of them - even though they didn't even know me - offended me with every kind of insult. They seemed to have fun screaming at me and I got so upset that I could not help but stay still and I didn't have the courage to react. Luckily, I had few but precious friends that were always with me a…

SPOTLIGHTS on JOHANNA HERRSTEDT ☆

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Hello beauties!
This post is going to be about the one and only Johanna Herrstedt, a popular Swedish social media influencer and model. She was born on August 4th, 1994. She is just two years older than me! With thousands of followers all over the world, Johanna has conquered my heart. I have been following her since 2015. Her beauty gleams from every pore of hers, and her make up looks are STUNNING! If you don't believe me, just check her Instagram profile, or her Youtube videos. She has a blog as well! Oh, I almost forgot to tell you. She has her own line of cosmetics, called HERRSTEDT COSMETICS, which is cruelty-free. Right now, there's only the mascara available.
So, today I am going to go through some of her "faces".


Johanna has naturally beautiful brows, that she defines even more with eyebrow products.
Here, she painted her eyebrows fluorescent pink. Iconic, isn't it? The winged liner, the faux freckles, and the pink blush colour make everything look extre…

Yves Saint Laurent Gloss Volupté Lip Gloss REVIEW ☆

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Hello beauties!
Today I am going to talk about a new entry in my make up collection. It's the Gloss Volupté lip gloss by Yves Saint Laurent. It was given to me by my aunt, who is becoming more and more obsessed with make up (hum, this is probably my fault, hehe).





The shade that I have is "106", Cuir Grenat, which is a lovely berry red shade. It is a little shimmery, and it looks AMAZING on the lips. It does not look like the red that you see in the tube, but more pinkish. Whenever I apply this gloss I get a lot of compliments ;D. Basically, I am applying this product almost everyday.
The formula is light, hydrating, not sticky at all, and once applied, it feels super comfortable. You can apply as many layers as you like, building up the colour 'till you are satisfied. The glossy finish makes your lips appear plump and shiny.
The lasting is pretty good too! Even after eating and drinking, the colour stays on, although a little faded. No big deal, you can reapply it ;)…

Maybelline Fit Me! MATTE + PORELESS Foundation REVIEW ☆

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Hello beauties!
How are you doing? I hope you are doing great :D!
In Turin, we spent a lot of "rainy" days. Spring seems to have forgotten to pass through this city. However, today the sky is clear. So, fingers crossed :).
Anyway, this post is about the Maybelline Fit Me! MATTE + PORELESS Foundation. I got it about a month ago, and I've never stopped using it since then. The shade is "Buff Beige", 130, but there are other a lot more shades. 24, to be precise.




What it should do: mattifies and refines pores and leaves a natural, seamless finish.
What it actually does: it really mattifies my skin and the overall look is just perfect! Natural, matte, but not dull.



The formula is liquid, and the texture is quite light (my skin is grateful for that). It's a medium coverage foundation, and it is great for oily and combination skin. The matte finish does not last long, so you need to set the product with a powder. My skin gets oily pretty quickly, especially the T-zo…

HOW TO TAKE OFF MAKE UP LIKE A BOSS ♔

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Hello beauties,
this post is all about how I take off my make up at the end of the day. I strongly believe that this step is super important, because you don't want any trace of foundation, eyeshadow, or mascara left on your face. Before going to bed, your skin has to be clean and moisturized. Basically, I use three different products:



1 - GARNIER FRESH MOISTURIZING CLEANSING MILK
First, I squeeze some of the Garnier cleansing milk onto a cotton pad, and I roughly remove foundation, eyeshadow, and lipstick. The product is gentle, it does a great job on waterproof make up too (such as eyeliner and mascara). It leaves my skin a little "greasy", which is an unpleasant feeling. That is the reason why I never use this sole product in my "taking-off-make-up" routine.


2 - SEPHORA WATERPROOF EYE MAKE UP REMOVER
Next, I use this make up remover to get rid of any stubborn "leftovers". I don't always use this product, but I do when the cleansing milk fails to …

Make Up Revolution London NEW-TRALS vs NEUTRALS palette REVIEW ☆

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Hello beauties,
how are you doing? It's finally March, which means that Spring is near.
Today I am going to talk about an eyeshadow palette that I recently got online. It's the "NEW-TRALS vs NEUTRALS" palette by Make Up Revolution. I ordered it from their official site, since there are no stores (or at least not in Turin) that sell products from this brand.
Before ordering it, I had read a lot of good reviews about it, and a lot of people claimed that the quality was amazing and the price was not high at all. You know what? IT'S TRUE (more or less)!
I was really happy when I first used this palette, swatching all the colours on the back of my hand and looking at how beautiful they were. They are, I mean. The only downside is the fact that almost all the glittery shades have an issue with fallout.
There are 16 colours, and the palette includes a dual-ended eyeshadow brush as well.







1 - Bias, a nude champagne shade with a little bit of shimmer.
2 - Neutral, a matte ma…

MY FEBRUARY 2017 PLAYLIST♫

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Hello beauties!
It's been a while since the last time I shared my favorite songs of the moment with you.
Don't worry! Today is the day, hehe. Although they are all songs that I love listening to non-stop, I know there will be one day I will wake up and think "I am fed up with these, let's search for new music". Hum, I hope I am not the only one that is like this (yeah, tell me I am not alone).
Well, I hope you enjoy this playlist!

1 - JON BELLION - ALL TIME LOW (VEOZ REMIX)

2 - OLIVER NELSON ft. KALEEM TAYLOR - AIN'T A THING 

3 - PANIC! AT THE DISCO (aka BRENDON URIE) - HOUSE OF MEMORIES

4 - ED SHEERAN - SHAPE OF YOU

5 - MELANIE MARTINEZ - CAKE
I am obsessed with Melanie! Her style is so unique.

6 - HALSEY - NEW AMERICANA
You should listen to the cover made by Brendon Urie as well. It's amazing!

7 - FELIX CARTAL ft. OFELIA K - DRIFTING AWAY

8 - PUSHER ft. MONICA - CLEAR (SHAWN WASABI REMIX)

9 - BANKS - BEGGING FOR THREAD

10 - LUDOVICO EINAUDI - EXPERIENCE

That's…

THE BEST EYELASHES GLUES ☆

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Hello beauties,
I hope you are all doing well. My exam session just finished, and I feel GREAT! I am trying to regain my strength by having some rest, taking care of myself, and doing what I love to do.
Anyway, today I am going to talk about my favorite eyelashes glues. I hope you will find it useful, especially for those of you who would like to use fake eyelashes but don't know what glue to buy.
Let's start!


1 - ARDELL LASH GRIP
I think that this lash glue is one of the best ones that I have. It's clear, but you can find it in the black version as well. You need just a little bit, and your eyelashes won't come off until you decide to.
The only downside is the packaging, I can't really get the exact amount of product because I always end up doing a mess.

Rating: 9/10
Price: 2.89$


2 - ESSENCE FRAME 4 FAME
Okay, I needed to add this product to the list. "Why?" you ask. Firstly, it costs "nothing"(like the others). Secondly, the quality is pretty good,…