Saturday, April 30, 2011

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

ELF essentials regular line nail polish in innocent


ELF essentials regular line nail polish in innocent


ELF essentials regular line nail polish in innocent
I am loving this nail polish!!!



ELF essentials regular line nail polish in innocent



ELF essentials regular line nail polish in innocent




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 :]

Friday, April 29, 2011

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

Hello guys,

 I finally have done a facebook fan page :D YAYYY
You can like the page on this page.. if you're logged on to facebook :)
Just hit the "like" button on your right hand side <3 xxxx
I publish codes and offers I get to know about there..
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I can interact with you guys much better there :) xxx

Oh - THE REVIEW--
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-
Nyx round lipgloss in apricot, whipped, doll pink, mauve, pinky natural


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



SMELL
A citrusy kind of dishwashing soap scent ..
which does not bother me at all... xD

SHADES
Apricot
Whipped
Doll Pink
Mauve
Pinky natural



Nyx round lipgloss in apricot, whipped, doll pink, mauve, pinky natural

Nyx girls round lipgloss in apricot, whipped, doll pink, mauve, pinky natural
Nyx girls round lipgloss in apricot, whipped, doll pink, mauve, pinky natural


 
NYX girls round lipgloss in Apricot lip swatch
A corally shade with reddish undertones. It is shimmerless. It is not too pigmented. Quite sheer. But you can build up the colour's intensity. For reference, in the photo I only applied one swipe of colour and my lips are quite pigmented.


 
NYX girls round lipgloss in whipped lip swatch
A nude pink lipgloss with subtle shimmer. I don't usually wear this on its own, I like to pair this with my dead looking nude lipsticks like the ELF mineral lipstick in natural nymph. It's not overly pigmented. Quite sheer, I have to say. I personally don't like it on its own but it looks amazing when paired with other lipsticks :D



 
NYX girls round lip gloss in doll lip swatch
A bright fuchsia pink with purple shimmer. Very pretty. Quite bright but not like scary bright. I have worn this during daytime and I love it. Quite pigmented.




NYX girls round lip gloss in mauve lip swatch
A cool toned muted pink which is quite pigmented. No shimmer. No frost.
Very pretty.



Nyx girls round lipgloss in pinky natural lip swatch
A warmer slightly brighter more pigmented version of nyx round lipgloss in mauve. 
Very pretty. No shimmer. No frost.

FINISH
 they have a glossy finish but all glosses vary in their finish.. refer to above descriptions.

LASTING POWER
Average: 2-4 hours.


BOTTOM LINE
These glosses are amazing. Definitely an awesome buy.
4.9/5


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

Thursday, April 28, 2011

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

ELF regular line essentials lipstick in seductive


ELF regular line essentials lipstick in seductive

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 :)




PACKAGING

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.




TEXTURE

 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 fact my lipstick broke eventually. 
Because it is so stiff in the tube, you end up pressing too much against your lip.
The texture of this product is not the traditional lipstick. 
It's very similar to Eyeko's cherry fat balm in spf15



PIGMENTATION

Can be applied sheer but is very buildable.

ELF regular line essentials lipstick in seductive: TOP: 3 swipes, BOTTOM: one swipe


STAYING POWER

A little more than average: 
3-4 hours.




SHADE

A rosy pink shade with red undertones :)
Very different from the online swatch
and unlike what I thought I was going to get, 
it has no coral and no peach to it. 





ELF regular line essentials lipstick in seductive with ELF mineral lipstick in natural nymph over it.


ELF regular line essentials lipstick in seductive: one swipe, two swipes, two swipes w/ ELF natural nymph


ELF regular line essentials lipstick in seductive lip swatch
ELF regular line essentials lipstick in seductive with ELF mineral lipstick in natural nymph over it lip swatch
FINISH 

I would say this is a semi matte finish.

SMELL

An artificial cherry smell.
I quite like it.


BOTTOM LINE

I will not repurchase. I barely ever use this ever since it broke. 
I  will not purchase other shades.
I used to use this quite a lot when I got it. 
and I love pairing this with ELF's mineral lipstick in natural nymph.
But now I'm not using it anymore. 
The fact that it's broken puts me off. 
I'd give it a 2/5 for the lipstick
and a 4/5 for the shade.
Till another review :)


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 opinion :)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

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

ELF studio concealer pencil and brush




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:



ELF studio concealer pencil and brush in light and medium swatch



ELF studio concealer pencil and brush in light and medium swatch


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 :)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

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 the review.. I had to get it. 
I love Tres Emme products so we'll have to see how this goes :)

4. Wilkinson Sword Extra Beauty Blades
I have been repurchasing this product since forever.. 
I just love these... :)



5. D&P Perfumum E21
This was a repurchase. Because I broke the first one. 
Yup. Smashed it.
Clumsy clumsy person. 
Nevermind. 
This is actually an exact dupe of the Escada into the Blue perfume.
I finished a whole bottle of Escada Into the Blue perfume .. which I got as a present.
And ever since I got it, that's the only perfume I have been wearing. 
It's actually a casual perfume. But very summerish, very light and vibrant. 
Ugh. I'm probably the worst person at describing perfume. 
But this is very "me" kind of scent if you know what I mean  xD



6. Nivea pure and natural, milk and honey lip balm
I got this after all the ravings on youtube and actually one of my friends told me she found this a really good balm. So I got it :) You can never have enough lip balm uh xD


That's it for today :)
Thank you for supporting me and my blog 
and if you haven't .. follow guys, 
it's like a massive virtual hug xD


Lots'o'love
Dyna 


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 :

Monday, April 25, 2011

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

aaand another dupe post it is  :D


Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Pink Pop, Sleek Pout Polish tinted lip conditioner in Powder Pink

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. 



Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Pink Pop, Sleek Pout Polish tinted lip conditioner in Powder Pink
  
Sleek Pout Polish tinted lip conditioner in Powder Pink, Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Pink Pop

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



Dyna

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 opinion :)

Sunday, April 24, 2011

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


Maxfactor Facefinity Compact Foundation SPF 15 in #03 Natural


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

Maxfactor Facefinity Compact Foundation SPF 15 in #03 Natural


Maxfactor Facefinity Compact Foundation SPF 15 in #03 Natural

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.
Maxfactor Facefinity Compact Foundation SPF 15 in #03 Natural
  


Maxfactor Facefinity Compact Foundation SPF 15 in #03 Natural

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:


 Revlon Colorstay 12 hr eyeshadow Steel Impressions eyeshadow Palette


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 :)

Saturday, April 23, 2011

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 :)

Friday, April 22, 2011

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.

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Pink Please, ELF mineral lipstick in Runway Pink
Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Pink Please, ELF mineral lipstick in Runway Pink 
Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Pink Please, ELF mineral lipstick in Runway Pink

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

xxx


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!!]

ELF essentials all over cover stick in apricot beige in packaging

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.


ELF essentials all over cover sticks in light beige and honey.
ELF regular line all over cover stick in apricot beige

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


ELF regular line all over cover sticks in light beige and honey swatches.
ELF regular line all over cover sticks in apricot beige and light beige swatches


ELF regular line all over cover sticks in apricot beige and light beige swatches


LASTING POWER
When set with powder, I would say this lasts a maximum of 8-10 hours. 
It is not smudgeproof.


COVERAGE
It's not the most amazing full coverage concealer, no. 
But I would say the coverage is medium and quite appropriate for under eyes. 


CREASING
Yes, this product is creamy so it does settle on your fine lines. 



BOTTOM LINE
Love this concealer for my under eyes :) 
Repurchase? Yes
Reccommend? Yes
Is this my HG concealer? No not really
Does it hide blemishes and pimples? No - but the studio concealer pencil and brush does.



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. Everything I said in this review is my genuine honest opinion :)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

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!!

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?


ELF studio mini eyelash curler

ELF studio mini eyelash curler
ELF studio mini eyelash curler



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. 

UPDATE!!
I stand by what I have said. I have nothing to add to this review.
This is one of the few products I would NOT recommend.

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. Everything I said in this review is my genuine honest opinion :)