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ELF nail polish in innocent [REVIEW with nail swatch!!]

I am loving this nail polish!!!

I got this in my last ELF brown box which I hauled about HERE I have never owned a nude nail polish.  But you know, I just had to get one.  and this innocent shade made the cut. 
You know how ELF have good nail polishes  and those not so good ones? This is one of the good ones.  I applied three coats.  but I could have stopped at two.  During the first three days the polish didn't chip at all.
The shade? It's a peachy very pale beige shade.  and very pretty too.... :D
I have been wearing this for like two weeks already [I reapplied obviously] and that says a lot.  When I usually change my nail polish every 3-4 days normally. 
Hope you found this helpful guys :)
Take care xxx
Dyna :]

NYX girls round lipgloss [review with lip and hand swatches!!]

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I have fallen in love with nyx round lipglosses ever since I laid my hands on them.

I have enlarged my nyx round lipgloss collection  but never came around to do a collective post. So here you go-

PACKAGING Pretty basic packaging.  Sponge tip applicator just like how I like my glosses Sometimes the gloss comes out of the packaging whilst closing the packaging. 

TEXTURE Creamy, glossy, non sticky Not runny Love the texture

A citrusy kind of dishwashing soap scent ..
which does not bother me at all... xD
SHADES Apricot Whipped Doll Pink Mauve Pinky natural

NYX girls round lipgloss in Apricot lip swatch
A corall…

ELF regular line lipstick in seductive [review with hand and lip swatches !!]

Hello guys xD I have another review for you guys today :D
It's about the ELF regular line or essentials lipstick in seductive. I only have this shade.  But ELF has other shades: I saw people commenting that these lipsticks compare to high end lipsticks or even beat them. I don't have high end lipsticks.. But I have like .. 25 lipsticks.  So.. I think I do have an idea of lipsticks :)

Not a fan Looks cheap [I know the lipstick actually IS cheap] Hate the transparent part. Not a fan of the packaging at all.  I adore the mineral lipstick's packaging.  But the packaging of this product isn't the most amazing.  But for the price you can't complain about that.

 Stiff lipstick in the tube,  but against the lip, it does transfer quite creamy.  It does not feel creamy, nor sticky on the lips.  It's kind of difficult to describe.  It's not moisturising  But it's not drying either. The texture on the lips is quite good.  The stiffness in the tube is a problem though.  In …

ELF studio concealer pencil and brush in light and medium swatches!!

Hello guys,  if you read my previous post over HERE you'd know that this is one of my favourite ELF products.  It's a must have from ELF. 
I got this in medium at first, but it's a bit too dark for me right now,  so I got another shade which I hoped would suit me just right. This ELF product comes in three shades: fair, light and medium.
The second shade I got was light and here's a swatch of light in comparison with medium:

For a full review and swatches go to : ELF studio concealer pencil and brush [review with swatches!!] [photo heavy]
FTC DISCLAIMER: I am not paid to do this post. I bought the product myself for my personal use unless otherwise stated and I am not affiliated with any company. Everything I said in this review is my genuine honest opinion :)

Mini Collective Haul: repurchases, new products ... :)

Hiiii xD I actually have a haul today.  I didn't know what I should name this post but  I think that will do ... Uhm so yeah .. I'm gonna boast about what I got. Not really .. I'm just showing you what products I'm trying out and those I actually repurchased..

1. Nivea Invisible for black&white 48h Roll On Anti persperant deodorant Loving these nivea roll ons, I am trying to try them all.  They are most of the time under some sort of offer which is awesome :D I already finished the Pure Invisible 24h anti persperant protection, I am currently using the Nivea double effect anti persperant protection, and it's actually pretty good too. 

2. Nivea Soft Face-Hands-Body refreshingly soft moisturising cream I already managed to finish the 200ml one. So I got the bigger tub of 300ml.  This is an amazing product xD Really is.  Wish Nivea was cruelty free though.

3. Tres Emme Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo  I saw a review on this .. uhm. I actually can't find it..  But as soon as I read …

DUPE ALERT #9!! : Sleek Powder Pink vs Revlon Pink Pout !!

aaand another dupe post it is  :D

When the Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss came out youtube gurus and beauty bloggers  went crazy for them especially one of the initially limited edition shades, Pink Pop. 
Now Sleek Make Up recently came out with a new shade called Powder Pink  which I find highly similar to the Revlon one. 

What do you guys think?
Yes, the packaging is very different,
but I think the shades are really really similar.
The texture is slightly different - the Revlon one is glossy, the Sleek one not as much
the Sleek one is also brighter and perhaps more on the cool side.
The sleek one is also more pigmented.

I would rate this a 95% dupe :D

*I got the sleek pout polish on a giveaway win

Till another dupe post.. take care guys :D

FTC DISCLAIMER: I am not paid to do this post. I bought the product myself for my personal use unless otherwise stated and I am not affiliated with any company. Everything I said in this post is my genuine honest opinio…

Maxfactor Facefinity Compact Foundation SPF 15 in #03 Natural [review with swatches!!]

Alohaa xD I have had this pressed powder for quite a while,  and I do find myself reaching for it quite a lot. 

Because of the spf in it, I wear it during daytime. 
PACKAGING. Very similar to the ELF translucent powder overall.  Very good packaging
TEXTURE. Very smooth  Not powdery Blends into the skin
COVERAGE. Sheer to Light Coverage
SHADE. No pink/yellow undertones,  very neutral and would suit fair to medium skintones.

BOTTOM LINE.  I do find myself using this product, I think I may be able to finish it one day too. :D

FTC DISCLAIMER: I am not paid to do this post. I got the product from a giveaway win and I am not affiliated with the company. Everything I said in this review is my genuine honest opinion :)

Swap the Swag #1 : Revlon Colorstay Steel Impressions eyeshadow Palette :)

Hello guys,  Early in March I swapped the Sleek Pout Polish in Perfect Plum  with Revlon Steel Impressions eyeshadow palette.
I did the swap with the lovely Carla from Mad Giraffe,  and I suggest you go check out her blog, she's a very nice person  and her blog is really cute :D
This is what I got:

I'll do a full review with swatches on this as soon as I can :D

FTC DISCLAIMER: I am not paid to do this post. I bought the product myself for my personal use unless otherwise stated and I am not affiliated with the company. Everything I said in this review is my genuine honest opinion :)

REVIEW: TRES EMME Thermal Creations Curl Activator Spray

Hello again guys xD I have had this product for a while and it really is a brilliant product.

PACKAGING: Pretty sleek and salonesque looking.  Easy to use. 
CLAIMS: this product claims to create and hold curls It is designed to work with heat products.  It holds even the tightest curl.  But you're going to have to allow it to dry,  otherwise it just won't work. 
Do I reccommend? Heck yeah! and I am going to repurchase as soon as I run out :)

Hope this helps guys. :)
Till the next post.. Stay tuneddd xD
Dyna  xoxo
FTC DISCLAIMER: I am not paid to do this post. I bought the product myself for my personal use unless otherwise stated and I am not affiliated with any company. Everything I said in this review is my genuine honest opinion :)

DUPE ALERT #8 Maybelline Pink Please VS ELF Runway Pink!!

Hii xD I'm going to get to the point here haha ..
Ever since I got one of my first ever lipsticks..  Maybelline Colour Sensational Lipstick in Pink Please, I went ballistic with lipsticks and have been growing my lipstick collection ..
This Maybelline lipstick is discontinued, and it is one of the prettiest shades ever.  I want to find a dupe desperately. The closest shade I have found is ELF's mineral lipstick in Runway Pink
It is, however, less coral, more pink and more light than the Maybelline Pink Please Lipstick.

I would rate this a 70% dupe though :)

Don't you think they look similar?? Or is it just me?

Lots of virtual hugs,

Dyna :D


FTC DISCLAIMER: I am not paid to do this post. I bought the products myself unless otherwise stated and I am not affiliated with any company.

ELF regular line all over cover sticks [review with swatches!!]

Helloooo xD I already raved about this product in my ELF's different concealers post over HERE. But I realised I haven't done a full review about it  *gasp*
Oh well. 
These little babies are soooo great.  I have 3 shades: honey, light beige and apricot beige. 

PACKAGING  I personally don't like the packaging all that much, but it's ok really .. :)  I believe that they remodified the packaging, as the honey and light beige one are quite old in my collection and have a clear part where you can see the packaging.  The apricot beige one has a white plastic part instead.

TEXTURE  Quite creamy.  But creaminess varies between shades,  Light Beige is much creamier than honey and apricot beige

SHADES Honey:  has an orange kind of tint to it and the darkest out of the three I have Light Beige: pin undertone and slightly darker than Apricot Beige Apricot Beige: yellow undertone and lightest out of the three I have

LASTING POWER When set with powder, I would say this lasts a maximum of 8-10 hours.  I…

FINALLY !! A facebook fan page :D

Hello guys, I would sooo appreciate if you'd go over HERE  and like my facebook fan page for this blog,  I am essentially always on facebook so it would be lovely to interact with you guys over there. 
I will post blog related stuff,  any promotional offers that I know of.  and would appreciate if you left requests and any comments or suggestions directly there. 
I would greatly appreciate it :D  and I thank you for all your support and encouragement :D
Your support is sooo overwhelming [in a very good way :D]
Soo thank you soooo much <3
I have some awesome posts prepared for you guys :D
lots'o'love, Dyna xoxo

How to: Make your own Make Up Brush Holder!!

Hello guys, Today I'm sharing with you guys how I made my own brush holder.  and how you can too :D
All you need is:
#1 PlasticContainer of your choice #2 Some sort of rhinestones or fish tank stones  #3 Decorate [optional]
and here is my Make up Brush Holder:

Remember you can do this out of stuff you can find at your dollar/pound/euro shops xD 

Hope you liked it and perhaps it inspires you to do your own brush holder. 
Till the next post :)  Toodles xD
Dyna  xxx

REVIEW: ELF studio line mini eyelash curler!!

Hello again guys, 
I saw this product a while back on a video made by Oxford Jasmine..  and I thought...  what a cute idea.
Having short uncurled natural lashes,  anything which claims to be able to enhance my lashes tempt me too much.
This one, however,  didn't impress me at all so far. I used it 3-4 times but it isn't doing a lot for me.
Keep in mind that I adore ELF's regular line mechanical eyelash curler [REVIEW HERE]
Back to this eyelash curler.  Why am I not so impressed with this?

A - there is no rubber grip to it.. and the actual eyelash curler is quite sturdy B- the rubber strip continuously keeps falling off.  C- this is only very slightly bent i.e. very very easy to pinch your eyes [something which never happened with the ELF regular line one] D- Doesn't curl very well
I love the concept, but so far this is doing nothing for me. It also comes with an extra rubber grip. Will keep you updated in a full review. 

I stand by what I have said. I have nothing to add to t…