Showing posts from May, 2012

Dyna's Beauty Vanity Lab video !

I'm just posting to tell you about my recently uploaded video,  I forgot to post this on here..  I uploaded the video around a week ago  (I know - shame on me!)
I hope you find it helpful guys!!
xxx Dyna

ELF studio body glow [review w/ swatches!!]


I have been meaning to review this product for a while..  I wanted to fully test it out first though.  First of all,  I need to say that I did not pay for this product,  I got it for free in a beauty bundle I got for making it to the TOP 10  in the Beauty Editor's Shoes Competition.

But it was on my wishlist anyway, so most probably I would have gotten this anyway. 
I don't own anything like it, and I do find it rather interesting. 

Celebrities apply shimmer all the time on the chest and shoulders..
 and this is the right product for that.

This has chunks of glitter in it.. and it looks really pretty on the skin,
It has a golden hue to it,
and it looks great on the skin.

I quite like it,
and I do recommend it for a night out clubbing.

I tried using this as a highlight, I found it way too glittery for use on the face.

I hope you found this helpful guys, let me know what you think below,

FTC DISCLAIMER: I am not paid to do this post. I got the product …

I broke my make up ban.

Yes I did.  I broke my make up ban.  I had to finish 10 products before I buy anything else,  but I couldn't help but be drawn to the freshly set up stand at Health Plus at our University.

So I got a couple of products I couldn't find available on the stand at Tony's when
it was initially set up back in March.

I only got a couple of items.. so I still managed to control myself, in my defence. Well, I kind of did.

Plus. including the products I had finished before and set aside for my
Products I finished video..[Note to self: I really need to film that!]
I exceeded the 10 product-mark.
so I kind of broke the makeup ban,
but I do have my 10 finished products.
[I'm just sayin']


So I got:

Catrice Absolute Eye Colour in #090 Bring Me Frosted Cake 
This is the eyeshadow I believe Nina from Nina's Bargain Beauty.
I remember Nina once told me there was a cream shade she really loved and uses all the time for blending,
so I decided to get this one,…

Through the Looking Glass: hand made accessories !

I'm jam-packed with uni stuff to do [*sad face*] I have my exams starting 1st June and 3 assignment deadlines before that.  Talk about stress and all. 

Anyway, I recently got contacted by Through the Looking Glass,  she's just a very sweet girl and she asked me if I was interested in reviewing some of her products. 
Given that I LOVE costume jewellery,  I definitely wanted to try some of her range. 
In all honesty I was expecting ebay quality products,  I was wrong though,  the products seem to be done very passionately, and very professionally,  with a great eye to detail I love that!
What else do I honestly love? A. they come in the cutest holders ever! Seriously these would make great presents,  talk about not needing to wrap the stuff [I'm a terrible wrapper, you see] B. They have a hand made thingy attached to each label.  Don't ask why, I LOVE it though!
The accessories themselves seem very cute and I'll definitely enjoy using them.. I'll …

ELF studio lip stain in red carpet [review w/ swatches] !!

I have another ELF product review today.  I know a lot of you tend to like my ELF reviews,  so I love to feature ELF products in my posts,  and I know it's available in a lot of countries so I like letting you know what I think about their products. 
I featured this in my recent HITS AND MISSES video:
Today's spotlight is on the ELF studio lip stain in red carpet:

PACKAGING Pretty Sleek,  almost Nars looking.  on one end there's the stain. On the other there's the gloss.   Very portable.

TEXTURE The stain: Quite creamy. Almost like a liquid lipstick. Dries matte.  The gloss: Very liquidy, greasy and sloppy. It's like gloss mixed with water. I don't like it.

PIGMENTATION I'll be talking about the stain because the gloss is clear.  Very highly pigmented.  Just like liquid lipstick.  This is not a gloss, I promise you.

LASTING POWER This does not have the lastign power of a stain.  It has the staying power of a matte lipstick, which is good too. But …

Catrice Absolute Eye Colour in OMG I want that! [review w/ swatches!!]

I apologise for the overload of Catrice reviews lately..  but I've been trying a lot of their stuff  and I'm AMAZED by the quality of this brand..  they have some seriously great stuff.. 
The spotlight today is on the OMG I WANT THAT! palette  from the Absolute Eye Colour range :D

PACKAGING Sleek plastic packaging,  have not had any problems, and you can see the eyeshadows through it. Brilliant

TEXTURE They are creamy generally speaking.  But the lightest shade is seriously chalky ..  and the black one is slightly powdery.  The brown and green shades are very silky and smoothe though.

LASTING POWER They lasted all day without a base,  just a primer on me.

PIGMENTATION Very nicely pigmented.

SHADES A sheer yellow brown with a golden metallic sheen.  A matte black with blue and silver sparkle A sheer metallic olive green shade A frosty golden-yellow highlight shade

APPLICATION I like to initially use the black shade all over the lid and then layer that with the brown sh…

A bunch of videos I forgot to post on here :)

I recently uploaded a couple of videos which I forgot to post on here :) So here they go,  I hope you enjoy :)

Let me know what you think sweethearts :)
xx Dyna

Catrice Ultimate Colour Lipstick 190 the nuder the better [review w/ swatches!!]


I have been trying out some Catrice lipsticks recebtly.
They have two lines: ultimate shine and ultimate colour.
The ultimate shine range doesn't appeal that much to me
because generally speaking,
they tend to have more frosty / shimmer finishes (which is something I don't like)
and they tend to be sheerer and glossier,
and I prefer more pigmented, less shiny lipsticks.

I currently own 4 Catrice lipsticks and I really really like them.
this is one I got in my goody bag at the Catrice launch which I was invited to :)

PACKAGING Awesome packaging,  closes thoroughly,  very sleek,  you get the name, hint of colour and number at the bottom,  glossy black packaging.  What's not to like?

TEXTURE Glides like a dream Doesn't apply a thick heavy layer on the lips,   Nice and creamy,  love it.

PIGMENTATION I wouldn't say you'd get maximum colour payoff in one swipe. It usually takes me 2-3 swipes to get the colour I want..  but it's worth it.