Saturday, June 26, 2010

waiting for lipsticks by e.l.f and nyx :) & my current fave

I bought a couple of lipsticks online lately, which I'm eagerly waiting for.

I bought the much recommended shade of :
[1]Elf mineral lipstick in Runway Pink [a pinkish nude] and
[2]Natural Nymph [a nude lipstick]
from the UK eyes lips face site. [http://www.eyeslipsface.co.uk ].
You can also buy them from the US site if you're from the US. [http://eyeslipsface.com/]

Even more recently I bought a couple of NYX lipsticks, 6 to be exact, from an ebay seller. They seem to be highly recommended by youtubers and on blogs and stuff so I decided to try a couple of shades. These are the colours I bought:

tea rose LSS 628
strawberry milk LSS 595
thalia LSS 529
power LSS 629
fig LSS 640
georgia LSS 618

NYX lipsticks are much harder to find than the elf lipsticks. You can buy them from:

www.nyxcosmetics.com
www.cherryculture.com
www.shopcraze.com
www.nonpareilboutique.com

Unfortunately, I couldn't buy from any of these sites so I bought mine from ebay and I bought 6 out of the 144 shades from the same seller.

Hopefully I'll tell you what I think about them in a couple of weeks :)



Now my favourite lipstick at the moment is Maybelline Color Sensational in Pink Please 025 . It's a gorgeous matte pink. I'm wearing it in my photo down here and it's the type of lipstick you would apply without the need of a mirror. I love the texture, it's still a lipstick so it's not that moisturising but it doesn't dry up and define the lines on your lips. The only thing I don't like about it is the packaging, it looks a bit cheap to me.



Disclaimer:
I am not affiliated with any seller and am not benefiting in any way over this review. Everything expressed is my own personal opinion. I am not being paid to review and I have purchased the item myself for my own personal uses. I simply would like to share my thoughts on the product with you. This is simply my honest review.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

How to: spice up your nails (zebraish nails)

Nails are the new essential accessory..

Whether your nails are long or short, they leave an impression on people just like if you wear make up or not. They don't have to be super professional. Here's a little trick to make them look super fashionable yourself. You don't have to have the most perfect nails and this works on all lengths. Try making your nails looks zebraish.

Now very recently I did my mum's nails and this is what they look like. If you like these zebraish nails, keep reading for some tips on how to make them yourself.





What you need:
1. base colour [white, nude, light pink, - any light colour would do]
2. black nail polish
3. small tip brush or if it comes with the black nail polish even better
4. top coat
5. nails

TIP #1.
Don't worry about perfection

TIP #2.
If your natural nails tend to get yellowish .. always apply clear nail hardener before applying nail polish.

TIP #3.
When using red nail polish, NEVER apply it on natural nails, it tends to make them yellowish.

TIP #4.
Apply nail polish in thin coats in order for them to dry quicker.


HOW TO:

1.apply two coats of the base colour
2.allow to dry
3.grab your black nail polish and wiggle your brush as you apply lines all over your nails
4.allow to dry
5.apply top coat.


and you should have something looking like this:





Hope you like it :)

Monday, June 14, 2010

fancy trying to make your own lipgloss?

Hey guys,


have you ever imagined making your own personal lipgloss?





Here's how:

what you need:


1. vaseline / petroleum jelly
2. lipstick [note: you can also use eyeshadow powder or eyeshadow cream]
3. tea spoon
4. big spoon [huge]
5. knife
6. container












Step 1.
Cut the desired amount of lipstick off [do not cut the whole thing .. if you want a more pigmented lipgloss who just add more.] - i cut the whole lipstick off here silly me, which is why it is so pigmented.

Step 2.
Place a teaspoon of vaseline / petroleum jelly on the big spoon and place the piece of lipstick in their as well.

Step 3.
Switch on your cooker and place your big spoon on your cooker.

Step 4.
allow them to slowly melt and mix them together with teaspoon.

Step 5.
Once entirely blended together pour into container.

Step 6.
Allow to dry.


and Tadaaa xD
[p.s. I wouldn't do a stupid thing like use an expensive lipstick if I were you]










REVIEW: Nivea lip care and lip products

So I really really really love lip balms. I have a tendency of biting my lips so they're a lip-saver :P

I tried so many Nivea lip balms thought I'd share my thoughts on them. I'm going to start from the ones I don't like. There are a couple I just can't live without so you may want to read till the end or scroll down :P Maybe I could live without them. I'd just have boring dry lips :P With regard to pricing i find them really cheap and you should find them at your local drugstore.






Nivea Lip Care in Cherry Kiss.
I personally never liked this one. You have to be careful how to use it, because it is a little pigmented for a lip balm. It is red in colour and I don't like reddish lips on me. So if you like red lips, you might actually love the product. I don't like the texture of the product, it's not that conditioning. I didn't really love the scent either, I'm not a cherry person. I don't know what I was thinking. DUH.






Nivea Lip Care in Pearl and Shine.

When I bought it I thought I'd love this one. I didn't. I mean, the colour looks pretty good but the texture of the product is not good at all. Even when you reapply it, it just keeps building up like a cheap lipstick. But the colour is pretty nice.





Nivea Lip Care in Sun.
I thought I'd buy a summerish lip balm for summer. But guess what, I hated it, even when it felt like it was gone, the product was clumping up on my lips.

Now the good stuff:





Nivea Natural Volume.
I wouldn't say I loooooove the product. but I do like it. It's not as conditioning as the following two but it's pretty good. I love the packaging. The actual product is orangish with a slight shimmer. It's a good product. I would recommend it.







Nivea in Essential Care.
This is one of my absolute favourites. It conditions your lips, brings out your natural pigment. It is slightly more runny than the next one. But it's great. The actual lip balm is white in colour. It has like a vaseline texture.









Nivea Hydro Care.
This one is AMAZINGGGGG :D:D.. It's similar to the essential one, but even better. Texture is great and you can reapply without a mirror or anything and you don't have to worry about it building up in a funny way. I have 2 unopened ones just in case I run out. I know I'm a freak but for a while I couldn't find anywhere to buy it. Then I managed to find :D:D *Hallelujah* When I actually bought the new ones they had a new packaging, well still the same just different patterns on the tube. P.s. it is yellowish in colour.





Labello in Hydro Care.
BTW. when I ran out I bought the labello lip balm in hydro care and I couldn't help finding similarities with the nivea lip care in essential care. Then I looked at the packaging and found out that it was the same company: Beiersdorf. That lip balm is great as well.

I believe lately Nivea have improved their packaging and most of their products have spf protection. In fact my new ones all have the spf thing except the nivea natural volume one.


Take care guys :)
feel free to share your own thoughts xx
xx



P.S. I am not affliated with Nivea and I am not being paid to review anything. I purchased them myself.

want leopard nails like these?



Hi guys,

so I managed to learn how to do leopard nails like these and I thought I'd share the trick.

You need:
1. yellow nail polish
2. black nail art pen
3. bronze nail glitter nail art pen
4. top coat
5. some nails :P


the following is the tip of a black nail art pen [so you'll have an example for what to look for :P]





The fun part is that you can use different colours; instead of yellow you can use white, light brown, nude colours anything which is light in colour basically and is not pinkish.

Instead of bronze colours you can use anything which is slightly darker than your base nail art colour.

Another thing is that I used gel to strengthen my own nails but you can do them on natural nails as well as acrylic since the nail polish is ordinary nail polish and air dries as opposed to gel nail polish which only dries in a uv lamp.




How to:
1. apply 1 coat yellow nail polish
2. allow to dry
3. grab your nail art pen and start forming "c" and / or "o" shapes. it does not have to look perfect, actually the less perfect the better.
4. place sort of dots against the c/o shapes.
5. apply top coat


and tadaaa here are your nails: