Sunday, January 30, 2011

New Years Nails: Geometric Black Nails

I totally forgot to post this one. I actually chopped the gel nails and am embracing my natural nails. I'm still doing the posts I had promised a while back on how I do my gel nails for those of  you interested to save up some money from the nail salon. :)

I used ELF's black nail polish in Black and white nail tape like these under here.

FTC Disclaimer: I bought everything with my own money and I am not compensated for this post.

Another giveaway win brown box !! [thx to Jessica]

Earlier in mid- December I won this giveaway by Out in a Pout who is a beauty blog written by make up artist Jessica. As I have said before, I follow a lot of beauty blogs, but I love Jessica's blog, because you can see things in a make up artist's perspective :):) As soon as I found out I won - I literally freaked out .. I was Entry 226 out of 274 entries, it was like an early Christmas present :D:D ahhh.. I got the box a few weeks ago :D:D and I had been delaying the post because of exams. Jessica was so sweet, she even threw in some extra stuff in there for me and packaged everything soooo well, everything was perfect :D So allow me to show you a sneek peek of what I got :D:D

There's the goodies all wrapped up and ready for me to open :D

MAC mineralize skinfinish in stereo rose - I love this thing :D:D I'll show you swatches and a full review in a while :D:D

There's a ton of product in here - I'm telling you - this IS going to last a lifetime.

ELF studio powder brush - Now you all know I have this thing and I love this .. so now I'm using this for bronzer - and it works amazing :)

ELF studio lip lock pencil - I haven't used this yet outside - but I am very excited to use this - Jessica had an entire post with this reviewing it, so I'm definitely very much looking forward to test it out and see how this works :)

Too Faced's Shadow Insurance Anti Crease Eyeshadow Primer :):)

Sugarpill eyeshadow palette. Jessica was very nice to sort out some shades for me in a unique palette :D They are so so pigmented and the size of these eyeshadows is like blushes :D

a closer look at the gorgeous shades: Buttercupcake, Poison Plum, Midori and Afterparty

I love the packaging - isn't it cute ?? :D:D

she included a couple of nail polishes [Orly: Cosmic FX polishes in Galaxy Girl and Space Cadet and Barry M's famous Dusky Mauve] and the famous Seche Vite top coat :)

she got me all kinds of beauty samples : foot creams, hair products, eye products and I'm very excited to try them out. I love trying new products, so this is very fun for me :):)

She also included an Estee Lauder Pure Colour Long Lasting Lipstick in Sugar Honey :D:D

there is a blurrryyy photo of the shade of the lipstick :)

she got me Victoria's spa secrets WARMING FOOT SCRUB and a sample of Decleor Paris 's baume du nuit :)

Sleek's very famous i-divine palette in BAD GIRL :D

2 sleek makeup pout polish spf 15 :):)

These are the two shades she got me - Perfect Plum and Powder Pink :):) - Love these

Lush's Mr Butterball - this thing made the whole box smell sooooo yummy :D:D My mum was like - OH I'M KEEPING THIS.

and finally Jessica's note :D

I did have fun and I still am hunny xxx Thank you ever so much :D:D

Again, this is Jessica's Out in a Pout's Blog if you're interested in checking it out :):)

FTC Disclaimer: I did not pay for anything in this post.  Jessica from Out in a Pout Blog did. It was a giveaway win and I randomly won. I am not paid to do this post, nor am I asked or obliged to make a post about the giveaway or to promote Jessica's Blog. I'm doing this out of my own will and as a little thank you to Jessica for having this giveaway.

Look what I got in the mail !! [ thanks to Ursula :D ] - [photo heavy !!]

A couple of weeks ago I took part in Ursula's blog's closed giveaway. Her blog is ILLUSTROUS LOVES. Definitely worth checking out. She's the kind of person that could easily be your best friend. Her posts are awesome, and she's ever so sweet.

Here is my massive box of goodies the lovely Ursula packaged so brilliantly :)
So I was lucky enough to win the actual giveaway, and I was so so thrilled when I found I had this huuuuuge box waiting for me to open. Take a look w/ me guys:

So here's what's in the box. - Just kidding - Scroll down to see what was actually in this now empty box :)

This is Kajal Saffron liner in black - I have never owned something like this before, the twist up lipsticky pointed tip liner is definitely something I'm going to experiment with :)

This is MAX FACTOR's Masterpiece High Definition Mascara in black

MAX FACTOR Lasting Performance foundation in shade #100 fair - I'll probably use this for highlighting :)

Accessorize's Nail Polish in Mermaid - the picture doesn't even start doing this little baby justice. it's a gorgeous greenish blue turquoise with gold glitter :):) very excited to use this :)

EYEKO  line and shine duo colour pencil for eyes Electric Purple and Plum - awesome to use as a base :)

MAX FACTOR's dip in eyeshadow in shade #08 moody blue - I already used this - so stay tuned for a future post on it :)

EYEKO fat balm in cherry - can be used on cheeks and lips - it's a pretty deep red :)

EYEKO's London Lips Lip Gloss in shoreditch - I'm in love with this shade and this gloss :) a very very gorgeous rosy pink

ACCESSORIZE volumising mascara in Jet Black - looking forward to try this out too :)

MAX FACTOR's lash lift waterproof volume and lift mascara in black

EYEKO's petite polish for french nails - very pretty pale milky baby pink.

MAX FACTOR's max effect lip gloss in shade #10 Orange Smack - I'll be using this when I'm in a daring mood because there are chunks of glitter - So it's something I'll use for something artistic. Or as a base for glitter :) This is a very pigmented orange gloss with chunks of gold glitter.

AVON 's perfect wear liquid liner - I like avon's supershock mascara, so I am definitely looking forward to try this out :)

This is MAX FACTOR lipfinity lip colour in shade # 020 Angelic - I have tried this - but you'll have to wait for a full review guys, because there are so many things I want to say about it haha :)

MAX FACTOR lipfinity lip colour in shade #125 Burnished

Accessorize's Icon eyeshadow in shade # 2 - Ultra Violet - this arrived broken - but I'll work around it because the shade is so so gorgeous, I can't even describe how much I love the shade :)

MODELS OWN: nail polish in shade NP 095 Juicy Jules - a very pretty silvery glittery shade :)

ACCESSORIZE eyeshadow shade #5 Golden Brown. As soon as I saw this I fell in love. It's a mineralised eyeshadow - on the packaging it says merged, oh well. A very pretty brown shade with this gorgeous golden shimmer.

MAX FAXTOR Facefinity Compact Foundation in #03 Natural with spf 15. This matches my skin perfectly - very excited to use it. It also comes with a sponge inside :)

Every lovely giveaway needs a good perfume - not really haha - but I just loved that she included this - I got 5 ml of JEAN PATOU Paris Vaporisateur Eau de Toilette

I got some deep cleansing pore stips - or as I like to call them - painful blackhead erasers - haha. But they do work :))

She also got me these SK-11 face masks - very exciting to pamper myself after the exams and assignments haha :):)

AVON SKIN SO SOFT FOAMING OIL BODY MOISTURISER - I have tried it and boy is it fun to use - and it is indeed very moisturising on my dry legs :)

Hey Ursula, I definitley had fun w/ the goodies, and will continue to do so :D:D There were so much stuff and I felt like a kid opening her prezzies underneath the christmas tree haha :) Thanks again hunny. xxx

Once again sweeties, this is Ursula's from Illustrous Love for you to check out xxx

TATA for now :D:D xxx

FTC Disclaimer: I did not pay for anything in this post.  Ursula's from Illustrous Loves did. It was a giveaway win and I randomly won. I am not paid to do this post, nor am I asked or obliged to make a post about the giveaway or to promote Ursula's blog. I'm doing this out of my own will and as a little thank you to Ursula for having this giveaway.