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FOTM: October 2010 products

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These are my 10 favourite products of the month for October 2o1o:



[In no particular order]
1. Nivea Deodorant Roll On– Pure Invisible
2. Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula
3. Nivea Soft. Face/body/hands – Refreshingly Soft Moisturising Cream
4. Nyx blush in Angel
5. E.l.f Complexion Perfection
6. Avon Supershock Mascara
7. Elf Powder Brush
8. E.l.f Brightening Eye Colour in Butternut
9. E.l.f Gel Liner in Black
10. E.l.f tinted moisturiser in honey


1. Nivea Deodorant Roll On– Pure Invisible. No matter how late I'm running I always wear my anti persperant. I just don't feel confident without it. I had been using adidas roll ons since I was 13, I think. But lately I have been having break outs from this product so I shifted to nivea roll on. And I love it. Have been using this everyday since. [No review yet.]
2. Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula. I love this thing. I love the way it smells and the way it treats my hair. [FULL REVIEW: CLICK HERE]
3. Nivea Soft. Refreshingly Soft Mo…

REVIEW: Pupa Palette vs. Elf Brightening Eye Colour in Butternut

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Pupa make up Palette.












I had to literally had have my fingers sink in the eyeshadow pan to get the colours showing. Yes, lack of pigmentation.



The blush's texture is pretty nice and pigmented and you get quite an amount, but the colour is horrible. At least on me.


The sample sized mascara is pretty cute, but it's just a standard brush, doesn't do anything to my stick straight short lashes.





To be honest, I was not going to make a review about it, because I got it as a present and I don't want to review a present I guess. But then I realised, I make the review for the sake of people buying these things. I have to tell you one thing. This thing on ebay costs around €20 + shipping costs. Is this worth the price? NO. I mean the eyeshadows barely have any pigment and the lipglosses are sticky and not pigmented at all. The blush's texture is pretty nice and pigmented and you get quite an amount, but the colour is horrible. At least on me. I mean, how can the blush be more pi…

REVIEW: E.l.f 's different concealers [with swatches!!!]

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Top to Bottom.
tone correcting concealer [light beige],
under eye concealer and highlighter [glow/light],
all over cover stick [honey/light] - only one shown in this photo.






E.l.f STUDIO LINE: Under eye concealer and highlighter in glow/light









E.l.f Under eye concealer and highlighter in glow/light









E.l.f Under eye concealer and highlighter in glow/light







Initial reaction:
I'm not amazed to be honest. It does not give you full coverage, I mean I have pretty bad under eye circles. But it's an OK product. Most probably I'll still buy again because when mixed with the highlighter it really brightens your eye even if it does not give you that full coverage . Packaging is cute. Not one of my favourite products though. No detectable smell.
After:
I changed my mind – It is a great product, I'm used to creamy textured concealers – which you drag on your face. Since it is of a liquid texture, you have to pat it on until it blends to your skin rather than drag it. I now use the highli…

MASCARA REVIEW: Avon's Super Curlacious Mascara [with photos!!]

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Brush:
normal length
Slightly thick
curved
flexible

















I used to use this with avon supershock mascara just at the tips because I find that the supershock mascara creates volume whereas the supercurlacious lengthens. It is really black.

When I first got it I used it on its own. It clumped my lashes and I didn't like it. But I love it when I pair it with supershock. Having said that, I think there are better mascaras out there and this is definitely not my holy grail. I already purchased another supershock mascara and I have not yet bought another supercurlacious one and I don't think I will to be honest. I also had a problem with this mascara, for some reason the stopper broke at one point, it got fixed on its own after a couple of days so I don't know what went wrong. Plus – when the stopper actually works it works brilliantly. It picks up just the right amount of product but there is something wrong with this mascara because regardless of the multiple rubber bristles, it…

NYX tea rose & fig round lipstick [REVIEW with swatches!!]

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Overall nyx round lipsticks:


Pros:
x creamy
x glides very easily
x cheap for a good quality lipstick
x moisturising
x cute black packaging
x very pigmented
x nyx is against animal testing
x have a colour display of the lipstick at the bottom of the tube identical to actual lipstick.


Cons:
x not long lasting, but I don't mind reapplying



I am going to review the following lipstick colours:







Round lipstick [left to right] : LSS 628 Tea Rose, LSS 640 Fig








LSS 628 Tea Rose lip swatch






LSS 628 Tea Rose: matte, very similar to Nyx's Round Lipstick: LSS 640 Fig yet suitable for daytime wear and is more wearable. It is a rosy pink which is not too loud. I wouldn't say it is a MLBB colour and it may be a bit too bright for those with fairer skin tones but it is a very pretty shade. I will definitely repurchase when I run out. Everyday colour – to pair with neutral eyes for daytime wear. Great texture. Will definitely repurchase. The most lippie I use.







LSS 640 Fig lip swatch






LSS 640 F…

MASCARA REVIEW: Max Factor Lash Extension Effect Mascara [with photos!!]

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Mascara Review

Ok so.. A couple of years ago I was the type of person who would tell you that I could work make up without wearing mascaras because my lashes are not that nice in the first place. You know what. I was waayyy wrong. No matter how straight or short your lashes are, you can open your eyes with mascara. I'm so in love with mascaras that I load my lashes [yes I love to apply at least 2 coats of mascaras] not only on the upper lashes, but also on the lower lashes. Now, there are a ton of mascaras out there. And I have NOT tried them all, obviously.

TIP: You have to keep in mind that a mascara dries up within 6 months, so if you're experimenting with different wands and formulations, do not [I repeat] DO NOT open up a bunch of mascaras at one go. Because unless you plan to use like 5 mascaras within 6 months, you don't want to end up with a ton of dry mascaras.

Every now and then I'll post a review about mascaras I have tried myself. Now you have to keep in m…

NYX strawberry milk & narcissus round lipstick [ REVIEW with swatches!!]

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Overall nyx round lipsticks:


Pros:
x creamy
x glides very easily
x cheap for a good quality lipstick
x moisturising
x cute black packaging
x very pigmented
x nyx is against animal testing
x have a colour display of the lipstick at the bottom of the tube identical to actual lipstick.


Cons:
x not long lasting, but I don't mind reapplying




LSS 595 Strawberry Milk


LSS 595 Strawberry Milk



Lip Swatch : LSS 595 Strawberry Milk



LSS 595 Strawberry Milk: a pale pale matte pink which is blue based. I suggest this lipstick for cool tones for that reason. It doesn't looks shimmery on my lips but it does have a little shimmer. It is a great lipstick to tone down brighter lipsticks or to pinky-up a boring lipstick. I find this shade difficult to wear on its own. When you rub your lips together, the application becomes sort of horrible looking. I don't think I'd repurchase because I don't use it that often but it really is the perfect shade to give brighter colours that better…

Gel nails #2 :)

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The following are photos of my nails this summer. The blue ones are my mum's :):) I done them all myself with nail polish and gel products. I hope you like them. If you would like a how-to or something of the sort I will try my best to help you out :):)

































Nyx Collection

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Round Lipsticks:
tea rose LSS 628
strawberry milk LSS 595
thalia LSS 529
power LSS 629
fig LSS 640
georgia LSS 618
lousiana LSS 634
narcissius LSS 509
paris LSS 620
orange soda LSS 588
pumpkin pie LSS 630
femme LSS 643
frapuccino LSS 632
eros LSS 536


NYX blushes:

pinky PB05
taupe PB11
angel PB03
peach PB06

nyx round lipglosses:
whipped RLG 28
apricot RLG19

nyx lipgloss in smokey look: LG159

nyx single eyeshadows:
cryptonite ES63A
dark brown ES06

nyx jumbo eye pencil in milk 04
nyx slim eye pencil in white.

nyx Slim lip pencil:
natural SPL810
pinky SPL835
dolly pink SPL839
coral SPL841
rose SPL840

This is my nyx collection, if you'd like to see some particular swatches just comment down below. :) I am planning to review the whole lot soon :)



This is the EBAY SELLER I have bought all my nyx products from. The customer service is awesome!

FTC DISCLAIMER: I am not paid to do this review. I bought the product myself for my personal use and I am not affiliated with any company. Ever…

REVIEW: Elf's Complexion Perfection

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ELF studio line Complexion Perfection £3.50 / €4.00

[UK SITE: http://www.eyeslipsface.co.uk]





Description of the product [taken directly from the elf website]:

"Complexion Perfection

Create a balanced and radiant complexion that is beautiful and healthy. The lightweight formula evens out the skin tone and absorbs excess oil. The sheer formula brightens, mattes and neutralizes the skin.

Directions

Blend the powder over the entire face to brighten and even out the skin tone as well as neutralize any redness.

Net weight: 0.476oz (13.5g)"




Ingredients [taken directly from the elf website]:


"Mica, Talc, Magnesium Myristate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Nylon-12, Titanium Dioxide, Octyldodecanol, Dimethicone, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Silica, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Boron Nitride."




OVERALL RATING: 5/5
WOULD I BUY AGAIN: HELL YES!
WOULD I RECOMMEND TO A FRIEND: DAMN RIGHT



Silky in texture. Is not very pigmented, which is a good thing. Serves as a setting powder to your foundation a…

REVIEW: Elf's Warm Bronzer

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ELF studio line Warm Bronzer £3.50 / €4.00

[UK SITE: http://www.eyeslipsface.co.uk]


OVERALL RATING: 5/5
WOULD I BUY AGAIN: MOST DEFINITELY
WOULD I RECOMMEND TO A FRIEND: YEP.



Description of the product [taken directly from the elf website]:


"Bronzers

Create a healthy looking glow all year round! The sheer soft powders provide the perfect hue of color. Blend all 4 colors together to achieve a blend of perfection or choose your favorite color or colors to mix, match and blend.
Warm Bronzer- The warm shimmer that will bring a glow to your face. Ideal for summer or year-round.
Cool Bronzer- The ideal selection of matte colors to achieve a natural looking tan. Ideal for winter or year-round.
Golden Bronzer- An illuminating shimmer that is subtle and radiant. Ideal for summer or year-round.

Directions

Dust onto cheekbones, cheeks and slightly around the edges of the face for a healthy bronzed look.



Net Weight: Warm and Golden Bronzer: 0.4339oz (12.3g)
Cool Bronzer: 0.4586oz (…

E.l.f (eyes lips face) cosmetics review

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Probably half of my make up is from elf. This is because the products are so cheap and affordable and most of the products are amazing and they can be pretty good dupes for other higher expensive brands. The company is cruelty free and animal friendly and that to be honest is impressive. The studio line is really really great, in my opinion. You can buy elf cosmetics from www.eyeslipsface.com if you're from the US. But I buy mine from the UK site www.elfcosmetics.co.uk . The customer services of the UK team is amazing. The last time I bought from the site, I got my products in 3 days so they are definitely trying to improve on the shipping service. Plus if you follow them on the facebook fan page: http://www.facebook.com/elfcosmeticsUK you can get the details as soon as a promotional code comes out and restocking and stuff like that. Plus – the more fans, the more codes :D

You can see reviews on www.makeupalley.com for their products. I will review the products I have purchased ver…