Updated Holy Grail List

I can’t even remember the last time I wrote about my holy grails. As I said in a previous post, I have a TONNE of new makeup and with that I have added a lot to my holy grail list. So here it is!

L’ORÉAL PARIS True Match Foundation has neverrrrr ever let me down! It’s a heavy coverage that beats the formula of most high end products.

Why it’s holy grail: Even on a bad day, this foundation only needs a small amount of reapplication at the end of a long day. It’s great for girls who love a strong base. 

  
MAYBELINE Lasting Drama Gel Liner On my previous holy grail list was the BENEFIT Push Up Liner which still deserves high credit, but this is just over half the price and the results are very similar. 

Why it’s holy grail: It’s cheap and very long lasting. The brush also makes it easy to apply a thin and thick liner depending on your preference. I have 0 issues with this product. 

  
 
L’ORÉAL PARIS Telescopic Mascara Every girl with short and flat lashes raise your hand (me!). This will change your life. No need for falsies with this beaut in your makeup bag!

Why it’s holy grail: The thick formula and thin brush creates major volume and length. There’s also no need for tonnes of layers, I feel as though 2 is more than enough.

  BENEFIT Watts Up! Highlighter

Holy grail since I discovered highlighting, this products can give you a natural or heavy glow depending on how much you build the product. 

Why it’s holy grail: Super easy to apply and comes with a sponge to blend, what more could you want?

  NIVEA Lip Butter

Some lip balms can actually dry your lips out and cause you to reapply them 24/7. NOT THIS ONE. Winter can be a killer for your lips so for super soft lips this is exactly what you need.

Why it’s holy grail: You don’t need to constantly reapply this product. I use it once in the morning and once at night. My lips are never chapped and it also is a great base for lipstick, or even on its own for day time looks. 

 
LIMECRIME VELVETINE Matte Liquid Lipstick

This is so perfect. So perfect. When you apply it, it’s soft and creamy and then dries to mattify. Exfoliate and moisturise your lips before using matte lipsticks because they will dry them out. 

Why it’s holy grail: The formula makes it long lasting and it looks so good on!

That’s all from my holy grail list. Is there any products you would like me to give a full review of? Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Molicia xo 
 

Molicia Mondays:Santa Baby…

It’s Christmas in just over a month! Personally, December is my favourite month of the year because it’s Sagittarius season. And that means it’s my birthday (1st December, feel free to send me gifts…) Having my birthday and Christmas in one month makes it extra special and means piles of presents. I’ve made sure I’ve been a very good girl this year, so I’ve created a list of things that I desire which includes many Winter must-haves for every fashion and beauty lover.

  • Adidas Tracksuit Bottoms
Kylie x Adidas

Kylie Jenner x Adidas | Photosource: dailymail.co.uk

To be honest, I’ve wanted these before Kylie Jenner wore them. One of my friends has a pair in navy blue and they tick every box from comfort to how they flatter my body shape. That said, if you’ve been reading my posts for a while you’ll know black is my favourite colour to wear which makes these 10x more appealing.

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Cream Contour Kit
ABH contour kit

I NEED THIS | Photosource: cultbeauty.co.uk

Calling all beauty gurus, you know what this is and what it does. I have been crazy about Anastasia Beverly Hills ever since I saw my glam favourites such as Kim Kardashian and Amrezy use it. I want the cream kit because I prefer looking dewy over matte. ATTENTION UK READERS… I discovered Cult Beauty a UK site that sells ABH and Huda Beauty lashes!!!! Finally we can join the crazes with the US and Dubai.

  • Ankle boots

 

dior ankle boots

Dior ❤ | Photo source: Dior.com

As much as I adore these Dior boots, there’s no way in hell I can afford them any time soon. Thankfully there are so many high street versions of these available from places like Zara and Office that have just as much of a place on my Christmas list.

  • Hair Extensions
amrezy bellami

Instagram beauty guru Amrezy in Bellami hair extensions | Photo source: @amrezy via Instagram

After years of following online beauty gurus such as Carli Bybel and Amrezy I’ve always been jealous of their hair. Although my hair is pretty long, I desire a much needed volume boost. So Santa, please give me some Bellami hair extensions or the money needed to get them.

  • Camera

nikon coolpix

A camera is more of a need rather than an item I lust for. I want to start developing my photography skills and eventually do a photography course. I’ve heard great things about the Nikon CoolPix l340 on reviews and I can’t wait to get my hands on one so I can start learning ASAP.

My Christmas list is a lot longer, but these are the items that I want desperately. As I said above, I’ve been a good girl this year, so I’m hoping some good karma will do me justice. If I do receive any of these items, I’ll be sure to do a blog post on them and hopefully they’ll the photos will be taken with my new camera 😉

Happy Sagittarius season!

Molicia xo

How To Dress To Impress At Your Job Interview

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Sleek hair and nude toned makeup.

Have a job interview soon and want to look professional but at the same time keep true to your style? I have the answers! I was in this situation myself this week. In the past I have kept it simple with a pencil skirt and a blouse but I felt uncomfortable and I certainly didn’t feel like myself. This time around though I was convinced that I could succeed the interview and look stylish at the same time. Here’s how I did it:

The Face & Hair

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I have read soooooooo many articles that claim to look as natural as possible in regards to your makeup. But not all of us feel confident without our glam and that could massively affect your performance in the interview. I want to be confident and powerful! And I don’t know about you but any company that would prefer me to not feel this way is one that I would not wish to be employed by.

I did try and keep my makeup simple. I toned down my usual smokey eye by using lighter colours. I used bronzer on the lid, Naked 2 in shade ‘tease’ on the socket and outer crease and ‘bootycall’ on the inner corner. Topped with liquid liner and a few coats of mascara. I also stuck to my usual highlight and contour and finished with a nude lipstick.

Just having straight hair doesn’t make me feel as though I look professional and therefore I decided to do one of my favourite hair styles which is fool proof on even the worst of your bad hair days.

First, I straightened my hair with GHD irons. I then put my hair in a middle parting and separated the two sides and placed that hair behind my ears. After, back-comb the crown in two sections. Spritz some hairspray and brush out the back-comb starting at the bottom of the hair to ensure that your effort is not wasted and you have the volume required.

The Outfit

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Dress: New Look, Bracelet: Marc Jacobs

Don’t want to opt for the pencil skirt and blouse combo? Stand out and your interview with a jumper dress. Dresses are a great way to feel good at an interview but make sure it is at least knee-length. The dress that I’m wearing has the shirt collar within the dress. However, you could achieve the same look with a jumper dress and a white blouse underneath, or even a shirt underneath a v-neck jumper with a pair of black trousers would look just as fab. To finish the look I teamed this with a pair of black heels. Make sure you can walk properly in the heels you choose though, you don’t want to LITERALLY stumble at the first hurdle!

And if you don’t believe that this is a great idea for an interview, then you don’t have to listen to me. But here’s a fact… I got asked to do a trial day at the company so I must’ve done something right 😉

Of course, the look is just the first part but first impressions are so important and if you feel super confident in your clothes, it really makes a great difference to how comfortable you feel in the interview.

Have a great weekend guys!

Molicia xo

 

 

 

Halloween OOTN: Glampire 😈❣

 

Vamping it

 
To celebrate Halloween, one of my friends held a Halloween themed gathering for all the girls. 

Stressing as usual over what to wear weeks before hand, only to pick a last minute dressy-casual outfit and with a trickle of fake blood I was transformed into a vampire. 

  
 

Leather leggings- Uniquilo, boots- Dune

If you’ve been following me for a while, you will have realised by now that I am obsessed with leather in a way that is possibly unhealthy. The combination of leather, sequins and suede made me embrace the feminine and sultry character of the female vampire. 
  
 The combination of a classic smokey eye, lashes and a deep red lip completed the look. I also used fake blood (Morrisons £2) to create a dripping effect from my mouth. There was supposed to be a vampire bite on my neck however I totally failed and rather than looking like someone had sunk their teeth into me, the circles/blobs looked like they were attempted by a 5 year old. Actually… A 5 year old would’ve done a better job!

Happy Halloween!

Molicia xo

Molicia Mondays: Strobing Like A Star For Less 🌟

  
Evening all. I recently discovered the gems that Kim Kardashian’s makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic uses for her flawless strobing. 

It comes to no surprise that the star uses the ultimate high-end products to achieve ultimate glam. She starts with Benefit Watts Up highlighter for a creamy base and follows with Anastasia Beverly Hills Illuminator for solid shine. 

I’m not claiming to be any sort of expert BUT after some experimentation I found a way to achieve a similar glow for a lot less! 

 

Urban Decay Naked 2 palette

 
As Kim does, I use the Benefit Watts Up highlighter on my nose and above my cheek bones in a C formation that starts above the arch of the brow and finishes above the cheekbones. 

I then use Half Baked, a golden shade from the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette and trace over the C shape. 

All to do next is to dust off the excess product and voila! You have a simple substitute to the ABH Illuminator that you probably never realised you had. Of course, you can do this with any gold eyeshadow you have.

  

Give it a try and let me know what you think!

Molicia xo