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WEEK FOTD CHALLENGE!! DAY #2

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HELLO GUYS!!
This is my day #2 on my 7 day challenge... you can check out DAY #1 HERE  Anyway -  I felt like a pinup look which wouldn't look too much during daytime..  and here's what I came up with: 




FACE Essence my skin tinted moisturiser in light* Skinfood dark circle salmon concealer ELF mineral booster in yellow ELF mineral glow in bronzed* Barry M sheer blush in rose*
EYES ELF eyelid primer  in champagne No7 wheatsheaf eyeshadow* NYX single eyeshadow in dark brown Essence longlasting eyeliner in 01 black fever Maybelline falsies mascara Essence volumising lash powder
EYEBROWS NYX blush in taupe ELF wet gloss clear lash and brow mascara
LIPS Catrice ultimate shine lipstick in kiss kiss hibiskiss* ELF complexion perfection
Products marked with a * were gifted to me, I only feature them because I want to though,  i don't do the whole promotion ordeal when I get free products. I review them and be 100% honest, and I use them if I feel like it. 
I hope you liked it gu…

WEEK FOTD CHALLENGE!! DAY #1

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HELLO GUYS!!
I was so sick today :( But I'm okay now.. just really tired.  Anyway.. I posted on my facebook fan page whether you'd be interested in seeing different makeup looks for a whole week in a 7-day weekly challenge.  And I got some nice feedback on that so I figured  let's do this thing.  Now because today I was sick, I can't post my FOTD for today,  but I have one for yesterday. :D My camera was being annoying,  so I know I don't look all that well in photos but as long as you can see the makeup,  I don't really care how I look. 





FACE Essence my skin tinted moisturiser in light* Skinfood darkcircle salmon concealer ELF mineral booster in yellow NYX powder blush in dusty rose* ELF mineral glow in bronzed*
EYES ELF eyelid primer in nude NYX single eyeshadow in pure skin, dark brown Essence mono eyeshadow in chill out Essence longlasting eye pencil in 01 black fever Maybelline Falsies Mascara regular black Essence Vampire's Love volumising lash powder

Essence longlasting eye pencil in 01 black fever [review w/ swatches!!] #HG

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HELLO GUYS!!
I have another Essence product review today!! MAN do I love this brand! I'm so glad I found out that it was available in Malta a couple of months ago :D
Anyway.  This is a product I'm going to love to review,  because this has easily become my #HG eye pencil!! I have been using this eye pencil 9/10 times since I got it in December.  I have 3 back ups.  YES. I like this THAT much.





PACKAGING

twist up pencil, black sleek packaging,
used it for months and words on it haven't worn off.



PIGMENTATION

really nicely pigmented, and pretty black.
Not the blackest of all blacks, but it is very black.


FINISH

Matte finish – GREAT. I hate glossy liners,
because they don't define and they photograph horribly.



TEXTURE

VERY creamy. Enough to smudge as well.



STAYING POWER

AMAZING. This is by far, the BEST eyeliner I have tried, in all forms. It stays all day, no smudging, no need to powder. (people with oily needs would still need to powder this though)



PERFORMANCE:  Th…

NEW VIDEO UP!! HOW TO GET MY HAIR CUT- TUTORIAL!

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HELLO GUYS!!
I just uploaded my hair cutting tutorial..!! FINALLY. It took me a lot of time and effort to do this so I hope you like it and I hope you find it helpful. :D :D





Let me know what you think below guys :D :D
 Dyna

ELF US new shades launched - with running commentary #part 2

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HELLO GUYS!! This is part 2 of these new ELF products,  I'll be covering the new shades in this post. 
Every now and then I check out the US site, and I realised that they have launched some new products.  I know these won't get available on the UK site (I'm not from UK, but I buy from their site), but by the time they become available I'll narrow down the list of products I want to try.
I have tried everything that I wanted to get from ELF so far,  so new shades and new products will always intrigue me.
I would like to inform you that I own NONE of the photos,  I am "borrowing" them from the US site, so that you can see.  ALL photos are clickable and link you to the product on the site.


NAIL POLISHES ($2)

They have launched 4 different shades which look sooo pretty on the site.
I hope in person they look like that :








 ELF MINERAL FOUNDATION SPF15 ($5)


 They have launched 8 new shades! click on the photo to see all of them :)



2 NEW MATTE LIP COLORS ($3)









ELF EYEBROW TREAT AN…

ELF US new products launched - with running commentary, of course ;)

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HELLO GUYS!!
Every now and then I check out the US site, and I realised that they have launched some new products.  I know these won't get available on the UK site (I'm not from UK, but I buy from their site), but by the time they become available I'll narrow down the list of products I want to try.
I have tried everything that I wanted to get from ELF so far,  so new shades and new products will always intrigue me.
I would like to inform you that I own NONE of the photos,  I am "borrowing" them from the US site, so that you can see.  ALL photos are clickable and link you to the product on the site. 
ELF essential flawless eyeshadow ($2) These 4 colour eyeshadows remind me of the 3 pan Wet n Wild Color Icon palettes ..  with the whole: base, crease etc written on them.  A lot of brands do this but it reminds me mostly of WnW. I hope the quality is similar to WnW too..  that would be awesome! ELF in general don't have very good eyeshadows (except for the mineral eyeshadows). …

ELF shimmer eyeliner pencil in black bandit [review w/ swatches!!]

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HELLO GUYS!!
I have been meaning to review this product for quite a long while.. and when that happens it's usually because  A. I didn't have the time. B. I didn't use it sufficiently enough to review it. C. I don't like it and I'm hoping a miracle happens and I like it. 
This time, it's C. 
Unfortunately, yes, I don't like this product.

 This was a hit product in my January Hits and Misses video [which you can check out below]:





But I'll let you know exactly what I think thoroughly in a few: 




PACKAGING Pretty sleek,  I like that the name of the product are carved in, so they won't fade.  I like that there's glitter in the actual packaging, it looks really cute.  There's a sharpner as a cap which makes me: A. like that it comes handy B. not like it because the product will dry up real quick this way



TEXTURE Not creamy enough,  it fails to draw on the waterline and it drags the top lashline.  Not good. 


PIGMENTATION Lacks pigmentation,  it requi…

FOTD! Because peaches can be worn in winter too. :D

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HELLO GUYS!!
I have a FOTD today,  I want to show you how I still wear peachy shades in winter,  I love my peachy colours  and I'm probably the biggest fan of summer shades there is out there.  I'm wearing a bright pinky coral nail polish from Catrice right now hehe. :D 

Anyway I'm going to leave you with the photos  and if you scroll further down there's the list of products that I used.








FACE Essence forget in concealer – all shades * Max Factor Compact Foundation spf15 in natural * ELF studio pressed powder in caramel Sleek Limited edition blush in Pan Tao Essence Vampire's Love shimmering powder
EYES ELF eyelid primer in nude Primark eyeshadows duo (shimmery peach, shimmery brown) Avon eyeshadows – matte white with blue monochrome Catrice 030 OMG I want that! eyeshadow palette* Essence longlasting eye pencil in 01 black fever Max Factor HD masterpiece mascara in black Essence volumising lash powder Ebay false lashes – cut in half
EYEBROWS ELF eyebrow kit in light – powder side E…

5 things MEN LIKE ABOUT MAKEUP .. and why..

HELLO GUYS!


So I have recently written my post about 5 things MEN HATE ABOUT MAKEUP and why..
which you  can check out HERE
and I decided to tell you what I think they do like about makeup.
A lot of my friends know I love make up,  and some of my male friends have multiple times complimented me about something or they have mentioned that they didn't like something I put on. So this is basically my perception of what guys love about makeup. 
Ok  most of the time they don't even know they like it  - but they are unaware of what the products are that are making it happen.
1. Concealer They don't like dark circles AT ALL.  Whenever I leave the house with no concealer, I get a lot of comments on how I look tired,  exhausted worn out etc.  Whenever I leave the house with concealer on -  I never have that issue.  Unless I'm snoozing in a lecture haha.

2. Mascara They like long lashes,  they like natural looking lashes with mascara. They love how it opens up the eyes and makes a girl look awak…

CATRICE Ultimate Colour lipsticks swatches!! ALL SHADES!!

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HELLO GUYS!!
I have swatched ALL Catrice Ultimate Colour lipsticks at the launch which PharmaMT kindly invited me to,  I went CRAZY at their stand.  But couldn't buy anything. I did, however, swatch a ton of stuff while I was there. 

While everyone was listening to the speech, I was swatching stuff like a crazy person.  HAHA.  Oh the things I do for you guys!! hahaha.. 







ONTO THE SWATCHES:

LEFT TO RIGHT:  010 be natural 190 the nuder the better  020 Maroon  030 Ginger and Fred 040 Lost in the Woods



LEFT TO RIGHT:  200 more is more  130 Frozen Rose 140 Pinkerbell  150 Lovely Lilac 050 Princess Peach


LEFT TO RIGHT: 060 Oh Juicy! 210 Pinkadilly Circus 100 Lobster Love 080 My Red Card 110 Pink Me Up! 160 Tell me a Barry tail
I have the shade 190 the nuder the better  (got it in the goody bag that I got from that launch) and 010 be natural  (got it in the swap with Sarah)
So I'll review those soon.


Also I wanted to show you my personal two favourites from the range:



050 Princess Peach, 060 Oh Juicy!
I am so getti…