Friday, December 31, 2010

2010 Favourites!!! :) [pic heavy]

These are my favourite products for 2010, I know I have many, but I adore all of them :)
I love this thing. I use this on my face, body and hands - it is designed to do so -- and the texture is so amazing and fresh.


NYX slim lip  pencils: my 2 personal favourites - rose and natural
duo surgical lash adhesive - the best lash glue ever :)

Nivea sooth and protect lip balm. My lips' best friend - As I'm typing, I have it right next to me.

ELF make up mist and set - I use this daily - it feels fresh and feels much better than model in a bottle. It makes my make up smudge resistant

MODEL IN A BOTTLE make up setting spray - for ultra strong hold I use this one. It makes my make up totally smudgeproof

ELF Powder Brush studio line - the best brush for liquid foundation

ELF kabuki facecbrush - the best brush for applying setting powder

NYX blushes - especially Taupe which I use to contour

ELF luminance healthy glow bronzing powder - I love the glow it gives to my face. Perfect for daytime.

ELF's blending brush regular line - hands down the best brush from their essential line.

ELF's tinted moisturiser in honey spf15. I finished a tube almost and I have one stand by :) It gives a warmth to my face. I use it instead of liquid foundation every single day

ELF complexion perfection. As you can see, I hit pan on this one and I adore it

ELF warm bronzer studio line  - yes I managed to break this *cry*. This has been my best friend to add a warmth and dimension to my face.

ELF wet gloss lash and brow. This baby sets your brows like crazy and lasts all day

The best mascara for volume ever and it DOES NOT clump. But i pair this with other products - It is not my HG mascara because it does not add length.

NYX mega shine lipgloss in smokey look - the perfect gloss ever.

elf zit zapper - dries my annoying zits for cheap and the tube is so handy and portable.

I love NYX lipsticks and my favourite is pumpkin pie - I'm wearing it here :)



This is my hair's best friend - You all know I have long hair and it i shard to maintain and take care of, this awesome jar gives the best nourishing ingredients to my hair and it is a multifunctional product .


I adore elf's mineral eyeshadow primer - the best primer ever.

ELF mineral eyeshadow in angelic. Great for inner corner of the eye and also for highlight on those party nights :)

NYX single eyeshadow in cryptonite - boy do I love this thing - it is a charcoal black with a ton of silver shimmer and looks great w/ smokey eyes

I love ELF's gel liner in black. It has awesome pigmentation and easy to use. Lasts all day. What's not to love?

Infinity liner in midnight - I bought this on ebay and I love this shade - it has awesome pigmentation and looks gorgeous.Lasts all day

This is by far the best hair tool I ever purchased. It is called a triple barrel waver and I have done a tutorial on this on youtube. I love it. And yes I have quite a lot of hair tools.

This is the best working cheapest whitening kit out there. I tried it, and I love it.

I love ELF's nail polishes, Yes they might chip easily but with a top coat it lasts for a very very long time. I am currently wearing the black one.

This false lash applicator I bought on youtube is my best friend when applying falsies, not only does it make it easier to apply but if placed upside down with false lash on, it dries so perfectly. I am planning to do a false lash tutorial real soon, But I have one big problem - my camera is crap. I filmed it twice and I am so disappointed with the camera quality. I have been promising Christine Iversen, a fellow blogger here on blogger world, a tutorial on how to do it but that is my reason I have not done it yet. I think I'll do a video explaining but not really applying it and then I'll add a sort of video showing you how I do it. Hopefully.

This is the 88 warm palette - I love how versatile it is and I love my neutrals so yep this is my eyeshadow best friend.

These are what I call celebrity lashes and they are by far the best lashes I have tried. I bought them on ebay, they are super cheap and they look great on


So that sums up my 2010 favourites. What are your favourites for 2010? Is there anything you dislike or like from my favourites?


FTC DISCLAIMER: I am not paid to do this post. I bought the products myself for my personal use and I am not affiliated with any company. I will not gain in any way through future purposes made. Everything I said in this post is my genuine honest opinion :)

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

WINTER HAUL: Boohoo order

Hey guys I have a haul for you today. It's my first *clothes haul* on my blog. I obviously have more clothes in my wardrobe, but this is what I got in my last order. These are similar to other things Ii have in my wardrobe so I hope you like them. I have purchased from this site multiple times [I think around 5-6 times] and I love their products but am not so keen on their customer service. It is a UK based company but ships almost worldwide: see their info on their site HERE. Now I was going to take photos, and I actually did, but they looked bad on camera and on the hanger so I *borrowed* photos from their site. No copyright infringement intended and if you're interested you can click on photo for direct link. I also bought a waist belt for my mum and another pair of tights but both are out of stock now so couldn't find a photo. Perhaps I'll feature them in future posts. I recommend joining the OFFICIAL BOOHOO FACEBOOK FAN PAGE for scoops on deals and promotional offers x



This is my favourite out of the bunch, I got a discount on it due to a promotion and I got it for £16. It looks amazing on and I shall post an OOTD w/ it soon.

These are leopard party legging, they look so cute on, I would wear this under a long top or under a dress.I am not a fan of the all over sequin, it makes it a bit uncomfortable to wear but it does look great.


This is the cutest lil ring ever, I was inspired by Kandee Johnson to get one of these and I got this for £3 because they were BOGO at the time.

I love this little thing here, I got it for £15, because it was a deal of the day,  I didn't realise it was not going to be shorter but I love it regardless :D

These are the most comfortable tights I own and they look so cute. You have to see them in person though.

This was for my mum. It looks so cute on her


I haven't worn these yet but they look great in the packaging.

You have seen this in my previous posts, it's the cutest lil band ever. It doesn't feel like it's squashing my brains.

FTC Disclaimer: I am not affiliated w/ boohoo and all of the items have been bought by my own money. I am not paid to do this post.

Casual sexy brown smokey eye w/ celebrity-like lashes

I wore the following look on Christmas Day and it's just so typical of me - and I love smokey eyes :)





What I used:

Face:
MAX FACTOR lasting performance foundation in Natural Beige
ELF Mineral Booster in Tinted
ELF all over cover sticks in light beige and honey 
NYX blush in peach
ELF healthy glow bronzing powder in luminance
ELF cool bronzer
ELF HD powder


Eyes:
ELF mineral eyeshadow primer
ELF all over colour stick in spotlight
NYX slim eye pencil in white
ELF 32 eyeshadow palette LE
ELF gel liner in black
Maybelline Define a Line in Black
L'OREAL voluminous original mascara 
L'OREAL volume million lashes mascara
ELF eyebrow kit in medium
Duo surgical lash adhesive
Celebrity lashes [I call them celebrity lashes – the pair are a reused pair- this was the 2nd time I have worn them]

LIPS

RIMMEL moisture renew lipstick in nude delight 

[NOTE: In the last photo I'm wearing other lip products.]



LIP SWATCH: RIMMEL's moisture renew lipstick in nude delight




                         

FTC DISCLAIMER: I am not paid to do this post.

How to: Trash Painful Hurtful Comments

Hey guys, I am writing this post because I honestly think this is a necessity. I commented on a post by the lovely Shabby from Vyile and she emailed me back saying that someone said a comment which she found hurtful. I'm not focusing on her, because I believe it is a very personal thing for her and she should be the one to talk about it.

There are so so many people out there who just say random comments and they are so so hurtful. And to all of those who have been through something like this, I just wanted to share something with you. Today my 10 year old cousin came to my house and at one point she said "eww, look your hands are so bony". Now to say this politely, she went past the point of healthy weight years ago. To that comment I answered, "Well it's better than having a bunch of fat in your hands" - Now of course I'm translating - I speak Maltese at home. And she replied "but not like that, your hands look so disgusting". It was so so hurtful to me, I was praying she's leave as soon as she can and as soon as I told my mum what she said I burst out crying because I felt like some disgusting weirdo.

Now for me, my hands are not exactly gorgeous looking, I don't like them. BUT. that is no way to talk to someone. I was raised by the loving parents who have NEVER addressed someone in that way - no matter what defects or whatever they had. They thought me to be polite and I just think it is highly inappropriate to say something like that to someone's face - even if the though crosses my mind.

Now this is me up here and looking at the photo, people who have been having weight issues may think "I would love to look like that" but I just wanted to let you know that no matter how slim you are, people are still going to say hateful words to you.

SOLUTION: trash hurtful comments - I know it's hard  but try - for YOU

So if you want to lose some weight, do it ONLY for you. Because if you want to please people, you'll never ever be satisfied. People will ALWAYS find something to try to break you down. So just try your best to be confident and just be YOU because that's the best you will ever be. So I hope you have read this and if this post inspired one person in the world, then I have served my purpose :D xxxx

Love you all guys,
and thanks for supporting me and just allowing me to be ME. xxx

Dyna xxx