Showing posts from July, 2011

NYX HD studio grinding blushes [review w/ swatches!!]

I have been wanting to do this review since forever. 
So this is all about the NYX HD photogenic studio grinding blushes  in HDGB04 english rose and HDGB08 menage a trois !!

These are not super pigmented.
Actually, they are on the sheer side.
They are buildable though,
so you can definitely build up the shade.

This literally melts into my skin,
so it's super blendable.

HDGB04 english rose: a shimmerless sheer barbie pink shade HDGB08 menage a trois: [aside from the weird -to say the least- name] a gorgeous coral peach that leans on the orange side, with a hint of pink and gorgeous gold glowy shimmer.

A bit on the bulky side.
Sleek black packaging
Obviously, you have to grind the powder blush to get the product out.
I quite like the whole concept,
pretty cool.
 There is also a mirror at the top of the lid once you unscrew it and if you peel off the plastic.

I use my Sigma F80 brush to apply this.
I first grind the blush…

Make up Look!! Consider me Coloured!!

Hello guys!! I haven't posted one of these in a while,  This one was a quick [for me at least] make up look that I wore for dinner a while ago.

So here are the photos ...

and here is what I used:

FACE NYX studio HD foundation in #07 warm sand ELF all over cover stick in # apricot beige ELF studio concealer pencil and brush in light and medium ELF mineral booster in tinted NYX powder blush in pinky No7 Mirrorball Highlighter* ELF studio cool bronzer Model in a bottle setting spray for normal skin
EYES ELF mineral eyeshadow primer Maybelline Define a line eyeliner in # ebony black ELF essentials custom eyes in moondust, golden glow ELF mineral eyeshadow in # innocent, angelic ELF studio blush in # gotta glow ELF studio cream liner in # black ELF essentials waterproof eyeliner pen in # black ELF studio mineral infused mascara Ebay False lashes .. see here. Duo Lash Adhesive Glue in white/clear L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara

NYX slim lip pencil in pinky NYX hot pink rouge cream blush

*got this on a…

HAUL!! St Moriz Instant Self Tanning Mousse in Dark !

Hello guys!!

I have been wanting to experiment with self tanners since forever.  And even though I live in sunny Malta I work all the time so  I don't have time to tan. 

Aside from that,  I have been getting super self conscious about skin cancer  and all skin harm from tanning. 
I got myself the Roche Posay Bronzing Lotion,  and I finished that, but I wanted to experiment some more.  And this was an awesome product to try,  since everyone raves about it. 
So here's the actual product:

Thanks for reading guys and  thank you for your endless support xx

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 :)

ELF regular line / essentials liquid eyeliner in black !!

Hello gorgeous ones!!
Today's review is going to be all about  ELF regular line / essentials liquid eyeliner in black

 I don't really like the packaging.
I usually like my liquid liners in a big tube and a smaller wand.
It's not bad,
and it doesn't really bother me,
but it's not my cup of tea.

 The tip is quite stiff,
and I quite like how sturdy it is,
but I think it is not the most appropriate wand to go with this product
It's a sponge, so I quite like that,
I prefer sponges to brushes
as I find them easier to control

Quite runny,
Slow drying,
a little sheer in intensity

Not so good.
It lasts 3-4 hours as it is, then it starts fading
and tearing
and what not.

It doesn't really smudge,
but it definitely is not smudge proof,
in the sense that
if you rub the product it WILL fade quite easily.

it's waterproof.
Unless you decide to gently rub it while wet.
But since the product already comes off while …

Wet n Wild Color Icon Single Eyeshadow in Brulee [review w/ swatches]!!

Hello guys!!
Today's review is all about:  Wet n Wild Color Icon Single Eyeshadow in Brulee

I heard so many things about this eyeshadow that I just HAD to get it.  Kandee Johnson always raved about MAC's brule eyeshadow as a base for the eyes.  I have read on reviews and stuff that wet n wild's eyeshadow is highly similar,  except it's slightly more pink toned, whereas MAC's brule is more yellow toned,  and that MAC's has a sheen to it,  and Wet n Wild is totally matte.
At first I didn't quite like it,  I used it as a base on the eye and a little NYX dark brown in the crease.  It might look good on fair skin ladies.  But not on me.  So what do I use this for? A. As a base over primer before I apply all eyeshadows for a neutral eye.  B. On the browbone and innercorner of the eye, for a subtle highlight.
The packaging is a little of a pain to open,  but that's okay.  This has awesome lasting power and the greatest pigmentation.  I'll definitely repurchase,  and there…

ELF hypershine lipgloss in bubble gum [review w/ swatches] !!

Hello guys!!

Today I'm going to review ELF' hypershine lipgloss in bubble gum. 
It's one of ELF's newest shades in a gloss,  and I definitely think it's worth checking out. 
PACKAGING Brush applicator.  Twist up packaging.  It can be a little messy when closing because the brush tip would still have product on.  The brush also works great as a lip brush,  so once the product is done,  you can definitely use this as a lip brush.
TEXTURE A little on the sticky side, but not runny.  I wouldn't say they're super sticky,  but it's definitely "I hope my hair doesn't get stuck to it" sticky. 

SMELL Hate the smell.  It's like a sugary minty smell.  ELF describes it as "cotton candy" It's more of a sweetener type of sweet kind of smell.  Definitely artificial.  Hate it.  It's not disgusting or anything like that,  it's just not a smell I like. 

SHADE This is a baby pink nude shimmerless shade.  It's quite sheer for my taste,
in the swatches I …

HAUL: EBAY hair accessories!!!

Hello guys!!! 
If you know me in person you know how much I love accessories especially hair accessories,  I got myself some hair accessories for cheap on ebay and I thought I'd share what I got  :)

Big Pink Flower, I got it HERE

One pair cream dotted flower,  I got it HERE

Big Gaga Hair Bow, I got it  HERE 

Big Cream Bow, I got it HERE

That's it for this post,
and thank you so much for my first 500 followers!!!
500 AWESOME people follow my blog xD
Thanks guys xx

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

NYX mosaic blush in love [review w/ swatches!!]

Hello guys!!
I don't know if you remember THIS post where I showed what the lovely NYX staff sent to me,  one of the items they sent was the mosaic blush in love. 

I had my eye on this.. but I refrained from buying it for some reason. 
I am SO glad I got this though. I have been using this almost everyday these past two weeks. 
This is a must have coral blush, dare I say,  the four shades together have the perfect amount of shimmer,  orangeness, and blendability.  As a fan of coral/ peach blushes -  this is one of my ultimate favourites
The shades vary from peach toned corals to orange toned to brown-coral.  The shades mixed together produce a gorgeous orange- based coral shade with subtle gold shimmer.  This is definitely one of my favourite all time blushes. 

TEXTURE Less powdery than the NYX powder blushes  but equally pigmented.  Very smooth

BLENDABILITY  Very blendable,  I apply this with my Sigma F80 flat top brush. 
PACKAGING  Very sleek,  round and cute

LASTING POWER A little more than the NYX pow…