Saturday, November 26, 2011

ELF NEW regular essential lipsticks lip and hand SWATCHES !! ALL shades!!

HELLO GUYS!!


Flirtatious, Captivating, Nostalgic, Sociable, Fearless, Charming

I am sooooooo excited to share these swatches with you. 
ELF cosmetics UK sent these to me for review purposes.. 
they just got them in stock.. 
and .. actually there are also 6 other "old" shades, 
of which I have "seductive".. 
and I have been waiting for these shades since forever to get here.. 
because the shades really appealed to me :D 

so I thought I'd share with you the swatches :D:D
and initial impressions!!

LEFT TO RIGHT: sociable, fearless, charming, nostalgic, captivating, flirtatious

RIGHT TO LEFT: sociable, fearless, charming, nostalgic, captivating, flirtatious

RIGHT TO LEFT: sociable, fearless, charming, nostalgic, captivating, flirtatious
Left ro Right: Sociable, Fearless
Left to Right: Charming, Nostalgic

Captivating, Flirtatious


About the Product
The GOOD: Super Creamy, Glossy, nicely pigmented, moisturising, hydrating, lovely smell and taste

The BAD: The packaging. It looks cheap and the lipsticks are prone to breaking due to the stiff texture. But I'm definitely sucking it up because the shades are just plain AMAZING and unique


THE SHADES





SOCIABLE 

 


A bright fuschia with reddish undertones 
packed with silver shimmer. 
Ok, I have to admit. 
This is the ONLY one I didn't really like. 
I personally hate shimmer / frost / glitter in my lipsticks.. 
but it's not an ugly shade, 
I just personally wouldn't wear this. 
The other shades are AMAZING though :D 
to die for :D




FEARLESS

 

I know.. horrible lip swatch.. but I was in a hurry lol


Oh boy you'd have to be fearless to wear this.. 
This is a bright red lipstick which is neither an orangey-fire engine red and neither a deep warm red.. 
I find it has a blue-ish undertone to it which makes it a rather wearable red lipstick. 
I am so excited to try this out though :D
I'm not a huge red lipstick fan, 
but this one, 
I got to admit. 
I like a lot:D




CHARMING 

 

 

OMG. I have to tell you, I wouldn't have gotten this shade. 
Never would I have gotten this shade if ELF didn't send this to me 
but it might be the most wearable one as it's the closest ever lipstick to my natyral lip color.. 
It's so flattering and it will probably be my next MLBB shade, I'm not even kidding. :D



NOSTALGIC



 

This is one of the shades I reallllly waited for to get.. 
and it's so worth it.. it honetsly looks amazing.
It looks a lot like NYX's black label lipstick in nude without the bright coral undertone.. 
it's more pink than peach but it's really lovely. 
It's darker than ELF's natural nymph and more wearable,..
it's still lighter than my lips.
I think this was the least pigmented of the bunch, but it's highly buildable.




CAPTIVATING 

 


This is the MOST one I wanted to try ..
I was even going to get it off ebay ..
but I decided to be a good girl and wait ..
and thank god I did. 
I thought this was going to be darker.. 
and brighter.
but it's more of a peachy orangey nude bright lipstick. 
Does that make sense??
It's such a UNIQUE shade. 
I don't have ANYTHING like it. 
If you're warm skintoned or like orange lipstick shades, 
you will NOT go wrong with this one...




FLIRTATIOUS 
 

 

AMAZING. AMAZING. 
I have like .. err. I don't know.. 12-15 pink lipsticks..
and none of them looks quite like this one. 
NONE of them,
It's a wearable barbie doll nudish bright pink with a rosy undertone.. 
it looks so fun and amazing on the lips. 
I highly recommend this one too.. 






I am going to do a video review about these soon.. :D
so I hope you'll like that,..
Now I was thinking.. 
I'd do a tutorial on what make up I would wear on each and every shade.. 
would you guys like that?? 
If so.. which lipstick would you first like to be featured?? 
:D 
Let me know below :D

Love you guys
and thanks ELF for sending these lippies to me :D :D
I am so excited and thankful xx

ANDDD.. If you guys are interested HERE is a direct link to these lipsticks on the site!!

Dyna

FTC Disclaimer: I got all of these products for free from ELF cosmetics UK for PR purposes.  I am not compensated for any reviews or posts I do about their products.My first priority is my readers and everything I have stated is my personal opinion.


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

FOTD!! Pin Up Look with the hottest pink lips in town!!

 HELLO GUYS!!
I thought I'd tell you what I wore in my video ..
and I wore this look to my friend's surprise party. 
And it's a good thing they took lots of photos cuz my photos for this look sucked lol!

Anyway.. 
here are the photos:

 






 

 


here is the video:


and here's what I used:

FACE
ELF mineral infused primer
NYX HD foundation in 04 sand beige and 07 warm sand
Essence soft touch mousse make up in 04 matt ivory
ELF studio concealer pencil and brush in light
ELF mineral booster in tinted
NYC matte bronzer in sunny
NYX powder blush in dusty rose
ELF healthy glow bronzing powder in luminance
Model in a bottle setting spray

EYES
ELF mineral eyeshadow primer
Wet n Wild Color Icon palette in Greed – matte peach, shimmer peach, Matte black
NYX single eyeshadows in brown and vanilla sky
Essence mono eyeshadow in blockbuster
Wet n Wild Color Icon palette in Pride – matte white
ELF mineral eyeshadow in angelic
Essence waterproof liquid eyeliner
Maybelline Define a Line eyeliner in black
ELF mineral infused mascara in black
Duo eyelash adhesive in dark tone
Ebay falsies
Max Factor Volume and Lifting Mascara in black - got this free on a giveaway


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

LIPS
NYX slim lip pencil in pinky
NYX hit pink cream blush
ELF studio blush in pink passion
ELF all over cover stick in apricot beige


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

Sunday, November 20, 2011

ELF GIVEAWAY!! [ closed]

HELLO GUYS!!!!! and for the second time we're having an awesome giveaway!!

up for grabs you have the following as a GIVEAWAY PRIZE!!!


ELF nail file set
ELF nail polish in red velvet
ELF studio matte lipstick in praline
ELF cream blush in flirt

CHECK OUT THE YOUTUBE VIDEO BELOW!!




These are the [boring] rules for my giveaway [i.e. MANDATORY - will give you one ENTRY]


You MUST be a follower of my blog [whether new or not] via Google Friend Connect - visible NOT anonymous

You MUST be a subscriber on my youtube account: xxxdynaxxx CLICK HERE.. and LIKE the GIVEAWAY video!!

You MUST comment on THIS blog post

Include your email in the same comment so that I can contact you if you win.[if you don't want to..you can skip this one]

You MUST include your “follower” and “subscriber” name in the comment

You MUST be over 18 or have permission to give out your address if you win – and I shall only use it to email you the products.

P.S. People commenting more than once to get more entries [aka spamming this post thinking I'm stupid enough not to realise you've commented before..  ] will be disqualified. I don't mind people commenting again because of forgetting a detail and stuff like that but commenting to enter again.. is unfair to other participants.


THE FUN PART!! Gain extra entries!!



AUTOMATIC extra entries: - tell me in the comment section please :)

Those who already followed my blog prior to the giveaway .. will get 1 extra entry!!

Those who already liked my facebook page prior to the giveaway . will get 1 extra entry!!

Those who already subscribed to my youtube account prior to the giveaway .. will get 1 extra entry!!


1 extra entry: follow me via Bloglovin

3 extra entries: Follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway : Dyna25

3 extra entries: “Like” my facebook fan page

3 extra entries
: post it on your side layout of your blog. Post the first photo. Post a link to this post in your same side layout. Tell me that you have done this and include link to your blog.

10 extra entries: post a blog post about my giveaway and post a link to this post. Include the first photo in this post. Post a Link to this post.

10 extra entries: do a video about this giveaway and post the url for my youtube giveaway video!!



If you're eligible for extra entries, please include links or say that you are eligible, because I wouldn't know ;)

This contest is open INTERNATIONALLY.

Winner will be chosen using random.org

Winner will have 48 hours from email notification to respond, if I do not get a reply within 48 hours, I'll have to choose another one, sorry.

This giveaway is running for 3 weeks, so it ends on 11th December, 2011 @midnight (Maltese time).


and for your reference, my 3rd giveaway will be bigger and better ;) 


Good Luck guys :)

FTC Disclaimer: No one is sponsoring this giveaway except for myself. I paid for the items and the items are all brand new and sealed.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

FOTD !! My favourite nighttime look!!

HELLO GUYS!!
I know I posted something similar to this before.. 
but I really really like this look :D
I think green smokey eyes look best on brown eyes and they make them really pop. 
I find it so easy to wear and do.. 
so this makes it my favourite nightime look :D



 





Here's what I used..



FACE
ELF mineral infused primer
NYX HD foundation in 04 sand beige and 07 warm sand
Essence soft touch mousse make up in 04 matt ivory
ELF studio concealer pencil and brush in light
ELF mineral booster in tinted
NYC matte bronzer in sunny
NYX single eyeshadow in tropical
NYX blush in cinnamon
ELF healthy glow bronzing powder in luminance

EYES
ELF mineral eyeshadow primer 
Maybelline define a line eyeliner in black
Essence mono eyeshadow in forest gump
NYX single eyeshadow in highlight
Vixoden Cosmetics in Rubber Ducky
NYX jumbo eye pencil in milk
ELF mineral eyeshadow in angelic
ELF mineral infused mascara
Duo Eyelash Adhesive in Dark tone
Ardell Demi Wispies black
Max Factor Volume and Lifting Mascara in black

LIPS
NYX slim lip pencil in natural
Wet n Wild Mega Last Lip Color in Pink Suga'

I hope you like this look.
i'm thinking of doing a youtube tutorial..
what do you guys think? :D

Take care hunny x
Dyna
xxx


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


Thursday, November 17, 2011

100% pure purity cosmetics lip glaze in peach [review w/ swatches]!!

HELLO GUYS..
I'm so tired with my assignments and all that lately,
I haven't had that much time to post some blog posts :(
So sorry about that..
Hopefully I'll make it up to you during the Christmas Holidays xx



Anyway.. this is my review:




PACKAGING
It's really nice to look at, 
but as you twist it up and down, it definitely feels rather clumsy.. 
nothing you can't handle, 
but it could be sturdier.
And keeping in mind that the price is rather expensive, 
I wouldn't have expected any issues with the packaging. 
Again, it's not a big deal.. 
and it won't affect the product. 
I just wished it was sturdier



TEXTURE
Really smoothe.. 
It applies creamy but in the lightest layer ..



SMELL
When I first opened it, this had quite a strong "fruit pigmented" smell. 
Something like raspberries, or strawberries or something like that
Eventually, this faded off. 
If you hatefragranced lipsticks, 
I would not consider the smell an issue




SHADE
A corally red shade, with an orange undertone. 

PIGMENTATION
Because this is a lip glaze, this is a sheer lipstick

 
BUILDABILITY
This applies sheer, but it is highly buildable without looking like you packed on too much product

LASTING POWER
Average .. 2-3hrs.
FINISH
Glossy


BOTTOM LINE
I really really like this lip product. I think it's definitely worth checking out..
and I LOVE having this in my collection :D


 You can check this out HERE 
It retails for $15.. for your reference :)

FTC Disclaimer: I got all of these products for free from 100% pure for PR purposes.  I am not compensated for any reviews or posts I do about their products.My first priority is my readers and everything I have stated is my personal opinion.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

100% pure purity cosmetics fruit pigmented powdered blush in mimosa [review w/ swatches!!]

HELLO GUYS!!!
I'm being so naughty today..
I'm during a lecture.. 
and I'm going to post a review, 
because I'm such a rebel 
haha :P

So I'll be talking about the cruelty free vegan product from 100% pure..
mimosa powdered blush 
[I LOVE saying mimosa]
- anyway. 



PACKAGING 
Pretty nice, has a sleek mirror inside, 
and opens and closes really nicely..
It's pink, cute and environmental friendly. 

TEXTURE
Ugh. crumbly blush... 
powdery powdery
crumbly crumbly. 
Yeah, I'm not going to lie. 
I feel that the texture is not very nice 
As soon as you touch this with a brush, 
it crumbles up. 

 

SHADE
A really nice pinky coral shade with shimmer. 
too bad it doesn't show up. 
It only adds a tint to your face.
LASTING POWER
Well, it basically lasts all day.. 
given that the shade hardly shows up in the first place



PIGMENTATION
Ok, how am I going to say this in a nice way.
the pigmentation sucks
I mean I have a medium skintone,..
and even on the lightest area on my hand this was sooo hard to show up.

Wearing mimosa powdered blush over 100% pure pot rouge in peachy
BUILDABILITY
Not buildable at all. 
It almost fade into nothingness

BOTTOM LINE
The ONLY purpose I have for this blush is to use it to set your cream blush. 
I don't think it's worth purchasing $25 for  non pigmented blush. 
The only thing that I'm sold on is that it has no harsh chemicals for my face.. 
but aside from that, 
if I paid $25 for this blush, 
I would have been really disappointed.
And that's a shame, because the other two products I got, 
were brilliant.

You can check this out HERE 
It retails for $25.. for your reference :)

FTC Disclaimer: I got all of these products for free from 100% pure for PR purposes.  I am not compensated for any reviews or posts I do about their products.My first priority is my readers and everything I have stated is my personal opinion.

100% pure fruit pigmented pot rouge in peachy [review w/ swatches!!]

HELLO GUYS!!!

I don't know if you read it but I wrote an overview about this product earlier on.. 
but this is the in detail full review..

 

anyway.. 
I'm going to get to the point and start the actual review. 




PACKAGING
I quite like the packaging, simple.. sleek.
I don't like tins that much,
but I don't mind it in this case.
 While it may seem that you have very little product.. trust me.. 
a little goes a long long way with this product.

 
TEXTURE
I admit, this feels rather dry..
but surprisingly it warms up against your finger and applies like a dream, 
without any chalkiness
or anything like that.

 

PIGMENTATION
Very nicely pigmented..

 
BLENDABILITY
Highly blendable. 
if you have the NYX cream blushes .. 
this is even more blendable. 




BUILDABILITY
Buildable, and can be sheered out 
according to your personal liking. 


PURPOSE

A. Cream blush
I used this both on the cheek as a cream blush.. 
and as a lip stain. 
I personally am not a huge fan of cream blushes. 
In fact, I use the nyx cream blushes on the lips mostly.. 
But I admit. 
I do find myself reaching for this product a lot.. 
I think it's because the shade is rather unique in my collection.

B. Lip stain
I love this as a lip stain, 
it looks surprisingly really natural, 
and feels really smooth.

 


wearing pot rouge peach on the lips
wearing pot rouge peach on the cheeks with mimosa blush

SMELL/ TASTE
No significant taste / smell




SHADE
A peachy brown shade 
Very pretty. 
Suits most skintones. 
Will show up on fair to tan skintones. 

LASTING POWER
As a cheek stain it lasts all day, only fades a little. 
As a lip stain you'll have to reapply every 4-5 hours.

BOTTOM LINE
Okay, I really really like this product. 
It's definitely worth the try, 
it's not necessarily to die for.. 
because I can get a cheap lip stain with a lip liner. 
and I hardly ever use cream blushes. 
But I do recommend this product, 
and I definitely enjoy having it in my collection.

You can check this out HERE 
It retails for $15.. for your reference :)

FTC Disclaimer: I got all of these products for free from 100% pure for PR purposes.  I am not compensated for any reviews or posts I do about their products.My first priority is my readers and everything I have stated is my personal opinion. 


Saturday, November 12, 2011

Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Palette PRIDE [review, swatches and make up looks!!]

 HELLO GUYS!!

As many of you know Wet n Wild is not a worldwide company.. it's based in the US and barely anyone sells it online. 
I did find it on ebay though so I got it off there. 

I'm a huge fan of Wet n Wild Mega Last Lip Colors, and single eyeshadows so I decided to try these out too. 

and here's what I think:



PACKAGING
Ok I have got to admit I am not the biggest fan for the packaging. 
I hate that it opens upwards not sideways..
I even hate notebooks that open like that. 
Clear lid so you can see the packagings. 
Comes with two ridiculously stupid brushes..
But the eyeshadows are so awesome I'm not even bothered about anything I just said. 
It closes securely.
and is very sturdy


TEXTURE
Nice and smooth..
not gritty at all and applies silky smooth. 



PIGMENTATION
It varies according to shades. 
I find that the matte shades, and the bottom shimmer shade are very very pigmented.
The other two are not very pigmented. 






SHADES

Pride:
Mattes:
A matte creamy white
A bright sea green shade
A dark navy blue shade

 Shimmers:
A sheer pearly white
A sheer metallic green
A metallic navy blue with a blue sheen
FALLOUT
Barely any, 
none of the shades are powdery.

LASTING POWER
Lasts all day over a primer

BOTTOM LINE

 I honestly LOVE the eyeshadow palettes,
especially the matte shades, I wish they come up with more palettes though.. :)
I passed on the vanity one because I have all the neutrals I could ever need..
and the lust palette .. I don't know.. I'm not drawn to it one bit.


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