Monday, October 31, 2011

ELF mineral eyeshadow set in basic browns [review w swatches!!]

Hello guys, 

I don't know if you remember.. 
you probably don't [haha]
but I got this mineral eyeshadow set in basic browns 
with ELF's 50% off code in the summer. 

I never really was too keen about this. I just wanted to get it because it was a bargain. 
I mean you get 6 items for £1 each?? 
Very cheap and worth trying out, definitely. 

I honestly had VERY good photos planned for this post. 
But my laptop crashed and I lost all my pre planned photos. 
I threw out the box and everything. 

But the box is very nicely sorted out ..
and there is also a description on each product, how to use them, and alsoa tutorial on how to use them together. 


ELF mineral eyeshadow in elegant, confident, wild





ELF mineral eyeshadow in elegant, confident, wild


ELF mineral eyeshadow in elegant


ELF mineral eyeshadow in confident


ELF mineral eyeshadow in wild




ELF mineral eyeshadow [bottom to top] in elegant, confident, wild

ELF mineral eyeshadow [bottom to top] in elegant, confident, wild


ELF mineral eyeshadow [bottom to top] in elegant, confident, wild


ELF mineral eyeshadow [bottom to top] in elegant, confident, wild


ELF mineral eyeshadow in elegant, confident, wild





Eyeshadows:
As with all most loose eyeshadows, it's better to apply them wet. 
and ELF's mineral eyeshadows never fail to impress.

Elegant: 
A creamy frosty eyeshadow. 
I don't like this all over the lid. I find it too frosty,
but I love using this on the inner corner of the eye to open up the eye

Confident: 
A taupe grey brown super metallic shade
I like to smoke this underneath the waterline to add a smokey effect when I'm wearing matte eyeshadows on the lid


Wild: 
A matte deep neutral brown with gorgeous golden shimmer. 
I like to use this underneath the waterline too, but when wearing shimmer/ frosty eyeshadows.



Brushes:
You get two brushes:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Eyeshadow Brush: very similar to the regular line eyeshadow brush, only slightly larger
Defining Brush: A thinner, slightly longer, and less dense version of the blending brush from the regular line






Featherproof eyeliner in black / brown:

Ok. On the box, this is written as black, 
but the actual one I got is very brown, 
it's even written on the packaging. 
I believe this is basically the same as the brightening eye liner in brown, 
but with a black packaging, not a white one. 
But I don't have the brightening eye colour so I can't fully compare the two. 
Anyway. This eyeliner is so sheer, it's almost impossible to use as an eyeliner. 
It is hard and drags the delicate eye area like crazy. 
It is not creamy, 
and I would not dare dream of putting this on the waterline.
It won't show up for sure. 
It barely shows up on the eyelid. 
The only use I have for this is using it on the brows, and then setting it with a powder. 
It's got just the right pigmentation and it works. 




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 :)

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Artistic make up look!! Lace eye design and yellow sugar lips !!

HELLO GUYS!!

I am so excited to show you this look I created last night :D

I did not go out.. but this was sooooo fun to do :D
and I think it turned out pretty fabulous.

Check out the photos because it's going to be one long post...
and below I also have a list of what I used :D


so here are the photos:
































































and here's what I used:


FACE 
Essence soft touch mousse make up04 matt ivory
ELF studio pressed powder in buff
NYC matte bronzer in sunny 
NYX HD grinding blush in menage a trois
ELF healthy glow bronzing powder in luminance

LACE
Essence I love style liquid eyeliner in ultra black

EYES
ELF eyelid primer
Wet n Wild color icon eyeshadow in penny 
Essence mono eyeshadow in blockbuster
NYX single eyeshadow in dark brown
Essence i love style ultra black liquid eyeliner
Bourjois Volume Fast and Rotating Mascara
Max Factor Volume and Lifting Mascara - got this free on a giveaway
Ebay Dramatic lashes 
Ebay Lower lashes
Duo Eyelash Adhesive in Dark tone

EYEBROWS
ELF studio eyebrow kit in light 
ELF wet gloss lash and brow crystal mascara


LIPS
NYX jumbo eye pencil in white
NYX single eyeshadow in mellow yellow
Duo Surgical Adhesive
White Sugar [and yes- the kind you eat]



I hope you liked this :D
I am telling you it took me so much time, make up remover and cotton pads to take everything off..
it's crazy haha.
So for the love of eyeliner, lace and sugary lips,
don't forget to hit the follow button and leave your comments below xxxx

Thank you so much,
Dyna
xxx


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.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

ELF organiser review !!!

HELLO GUYS, 
I don't know why but I keep postponing this review.. 
on and on and on..

but I have used this during summer a lot, 
so I do have quite  few things I want to mention. 



















THE GOOD
  • the faux leather material is quite easy to clean.. 
  • the middle compartment thing.. hold quite handful of products.. for me it hold just a day's worth of products.. because I like to switch it up.. so this is not bad if you're going camping or something..
  • has compartments for brushes and lipglosses and mascaras too. 
THE BAD
  • The mirror is basically useless to me.. you'd have to lift it up or look down on it.. and it's too small too
  • It's almost impossible for me to close it .. when I fill in all the compartments with brushes and everything.. 
  • You have to use the two separate.. if you want to close them.

    BOTTOM LINE
    I would not repurchase this..
    I used this every single day in summer.
    But I don't think it's anything special.
    I think if you go to one of the cheap stores.. something like a pound shop or something like that..
    you can get something.. which can be AS useful.
    I don't think it's worth just a pound.. but I do think it's slightly overpriced,
    and I could have easily lived with a cheaper option,
    I do use this in summer a lot when I put everything in storage boxes and stuff.
    So it still is useful.


    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 :)

    FOTD daytime exotic look!!!

     HELLO GUYS..
    I have  a very sad story today. 
    My laptop basically died yesterday. 
    as I was writing a blog post
    and the back up I made a few days ago.. 
    decided not to include my "blog" folder where I had all my blog stuff. 
    Since I lost basically everything with regard to photos and all that for upcoming posts..
    I decided to include a FOTD today.
    this is the look I'm wearing at the moment. Well, obviously - because my preplanned posts gave up one me.
    [BTW in case you're wondering I'm using another laptop.. because I have a 8 inch one I use for school. And no, I'm not wealthy or anything like that haha. ]

    So please bear with me. 
    I'm not the bubbliest person today. 
    But it will be ok.

    Here are the photos:










     and here's the list of products I used:


    FACE 
    Essence soft touch mousse make up04 matt ivory
    ELF studio pressed powder in buff
    NYC matte bronzer in sunny 
    NYX HD grinding blush in menage a trois
    ELF healthy glow bronzing powder in luminance

    EYES
    ELF eyelid primer
    Wet n Wild color icon eyeshadow in penny 
    Essence mono eyeshadow in blockbuster
    NYX single eyeshadow in dark brown
    Essence i love style ultra black liquid eyeliner
    Bourjois Volume Fast and Rotating Mascara
    Max Factor Volume and Lifting Mascara - got this free on a giveaway

    EYEBROWS
    ELF studio eyebrow kit in light 
    ELF wet gloss lash and brow 

    LIPS
    Barry M lip paint in peach 
    Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Coral Reef


    That's my FOTD for today guys :D 
    Take care xxx

    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 :)