Showing posts from June, 2012


I have just uploaded my June Favourites for this past month,  I hope you like it !
P.S. For once, I did this whole Monthly faves thing on time  *proud moment* haha!

Thank you guys for tuning in,  and take care :D 
Dyna xxx

FOTD: Isle of MTV Malta Special !

I thought I'd share with you the makeup look I wore for Isle of MTV.   It's a kind of winged liner with baby pink lips.. I hope you like it :D

FACE Catrice Prime and Fine Primer Revlon Photoready concealer in 003 light medium ELF studio cool bronzer ELF studio pink passion blush NYX mosaic powder in highlighter*
EYES ELF eyelid primer in nude NYX single eyeshadow in skin tight Catrice absolute eye colour in Go! Charlie Brown! Essence longlasting eye pencil in black fever, c'est la vie Essence waterproof liquid eyeliner Catrice the giant extreme volume mascara* Essence falsies mascara Maybelline the falsies mascara Essence vampire lash powder

EYEBROWS Catrice absolute eye colourin Go! Charlie Brown! Essence clear gel mascara
LIPS Catrice ultimate colour lipstick in frozen rose
*products marked were gifted to me
I hope you like it guys,  till the next post... take care!
Dyna xxx
   FTC DISCLAIMER: I am not paid to do this post. I bought the product mysel…

Catrice gel eyeliner in Black Jack with Jack Black [review w/ swatches!!]

I am going to review a product I'm really loving lately..
It's by far my most favourite gel eyeliner I have tried!!

I'll tell you all about it in a minute...

but first off.. I wanted to show you how it looks like:

PACKAGING Very sleek,  black  and cute packaging.  It's a jar and it closes thoroughly.

TEXTURE Very very very creamy Dries to a matte finish quite shortly

APPLICATION Glides so so smooth on the skin,  it does not have a dry formula.  I normally use the Catrice duo eyeliner brush (the thinner angled side) to apply it. And it applies like a dream.  Very buildable, as well

1st untouched, 2nd smudged after drying

1st untouched, 2nd wet

1st swatch untouched, 2nd wet and smudged

PIGMENTATION Very very pigmented

SHADE An intense black,the blackest of blacks

LASTING POWER Quite smudgeproof,  but not waterproof,  so I set this with the ELF makeup lock and seal,  for a better lasting power.

BOTTOM LINE A great great product.  Definitely the best gel eyeliner I…

FOTD: no foundation look #perfect for summer!

I have a FOTD look today,  it's something I wear for nighttime and I love it for summer :D
Check out the photos below!

FACE Essence soft mousse makeup in 04 matt ivory ELF studio cool bronzer Sleek limited edition blush from the avoir la peche collection in pan tao NYX mosaic blush in highlight*

EYES ELF eyelid primer in nude Wet n Wild color icon single eyeshadow in brulee Catrice absolute eye colour in 080 Go! Charlie Brown MUA pearl eyeshadow in shade 11 Essence longlasting eye pencil in 01 black fever Collection 2000 dazzling gel eyeliner in funk, rock chic* Ebay lashes (Ardell Demi 102s dupes ) Catrice the giant mascara* Essence big lashes waterproof mascara*

EYEBROWS Catrice absolute eye colour in 080 Go! Charlie Brown Essence lash and brow clear mascara
LIPS Catrice ultimate colour lipstick in princess peach
 *products marked were gifted to me, so I didn't pay for them

I hope you like the look,  let me know what you think below.. 
Dyna xxx

Essence forget it 3 in 1 concealer [review w/ swatches!!]

HELLO GUYS!! I have another Essence review today :D

It's all about the:
ESSENCE forget it 3 in 1 concealer
I got this item on a swap,  I would have never tried it if I didn't because it didn't appeal much to me,  but was I wrong?

PACKAGING Well, mine broke.  But other than that, pretty decent see through packaging.

TEXTURE The texture is creamy and almost gel-like, which makes it perfect for under eye circles.

SHADES You get three shades: Pink : to brighten - I use this on the under eye area in combination with the beige one Green : to counteract redness - I use this on blemishes and pimples Beige: coverage - I use this to cover my under eye area and anywhere else I would like to cover.

LASTING POWER when powdered, this lasts longer,  I do not like to powder it though.

COVERAGE The pink and green shades are rather sheer. The beige one has medium to full coverage.

CREASING Yes, it creases and settles in fine lines on the under eye area. without powder But what do you real…

My first ever "products I finished" video!!

Just posting my most recent video  where I talk about profuvts I finished these past few months.. I hope you like it,  check it out below!

Thank you!

-Dyna xxx

PUPA Milano Summer Collection & Vamp Mascara PREVIEW & Mini-Review video!


I have recently received some products from Pupa Milano Malta,  from their Hot Tropics Summer Collection,  and I decided to film a video showing you my initial impressions and mini reviews! 

So feel free to check that out below!
Thank youfor dropping by,  and till the next post  take care!
Dyna xxx

Nail Combo! Shimmer me Nude!

I wanted to share a little post with you all,  When my nails are super short because I have bit them to a point of no return,  I usually paint them nude, because that tends to make my nails look longer,  but sometimes nude is just too boring ..
so I paired:
Essence nude glam nail polish in 07 café olé*
Essence re mix your style top coat in Pop / Just Can't Get Enough

*I got this for free at the Essence 10 year anniversary / Catrice launch
I hope you like the combination guys! xx

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 post is my genuine honest opinion :)

Through the Looking Glass hand made accessories review!

I uploaded another video on the Through the Looking Glass accessories review,  I hope you check it out and like it :D 

For more information and photos go to my post HERE xxx till the next post -  take care guys! 

Another Beauty Vanity Lab Chronicle Video :D

I have just uploaded another Beauty Vanity Lab video on my youtube channel, so I hope you find this helpful :)

Let me know what you think guys xx
Dyna xxx

Catrice blush brush [review !]

I have been trying to catch up with some posts on my blog..  and I thought I'll review a brush I have been using almost every single day since I got it. 
It's the Catrice blush brush.

First of all, I wanted to say that when I got this I wasn't sure whether to get this one or the Catrice powder brush. I decided on this one, just because this one had prettier-coloured cardboard packaging in the zip up plastic holder that it comes in. 

I later on also got the Catrice powder brush, too. 
The brush is incredibly soft (similar to ELF studio line brushes) It has Taklon bristles,  and it hasn't shedded at all, 

I use it for my blush mainly,  but I also use it for bronzer sometimes. 
Because it is tapered you could also use it for highlight.

And if you're being super daring,  you might even use it to set your foundation or concealer or just apply powder all over your face. 
Because of the design of the brush, I would say I would stick to using it with powder p…

FOTD just another sunday !

I have a FOTD today :D I really liked the look.. it's very summery ..  and  I've been wearing the look a lot .. so check out the photos below :D

FACE Catrice Prime and Fine Primer Maybelline instant age rewind in light ELF studio translucent mattifying powder ELF studio pressed powder in almond Essence silky touch blush in secret it girl NYX mosaic powder in highlight*
EYES ELF eyelid primer nude ELF studio cream eyeshadow in smoke Catrice intensifeye eyeshadow in Charlie's Chocolate Factory*, Vanilla Sky ride Wet n Wild color icon palettes in vanity, greed Catrice absolute eye colour in bring me frosted cake Essence long lasting eye pencil in 01 black fever Catrice lash plus mascara Essence big lashes mascara in volume boost waterproof* Catrice the giant mascara* Maybelline the falsies mascara
EYEBROWS Catrice absolute eye colour in Go! Charlie Brown ELF wet gloss lash and brow mascara
LIPS Nivea SOS lip relief Catrice ultimate colour lipstick in princess …

MUA lipstick in juicy [review w/ swatches] !!

I'm on a roll today preparing posts and all that good stuff.  Because I don't know if I mentioned... But I finished my EXAMS!!!

Anyway here's my review on
MUA lipstick in #15 juicy

on the bottom

PACKAGING Awesome packaging,  closes thoroughly,  very sleek,  you get the name, hint of colour and number at the bottom,  kind of small for a lipstick, but you get a nice amount of product too.

on the left

TEXTURE The formula is different to any lipstick that I have tried.. it glides on like a lip balm,  but applies sheer and glossy Similar to a glaze finish  Buildable, too.
on the left

PIGMENTATION rather sheer but buildable.

NYX black label lipstick in india, MUA lipstick in juicy,  MUA lipstick in nectar, ELF lipstick in captivating

It has a sweet vanilla smell

FINISH Glossy finish

on the left: juicy, on the right: nectar

LASTING POWER Pretty good.. I mean it's average.. around 3-4 hours. But I don't mind reapplying..  as it's quite a forgi…

ELF personal blend foundation in medium [review w/ swatches!]

HELLO GUYS!! I have another ELF product review today..  I only have a couple of  ELF product reviews left [I know right, I am managing to review all the products I have tried xD] Anyway... today's review is going to be about ELF's rather new product : ELF personal blend foundation spf15 in medium. 
so I'm going to tell you my 2 cents about this product.

 PACKAGING  Pretty good, holds quite a lot of product,  but is a pain to get enough product in the sifter.

TEXTURE A bit powdery,  a bit cakey,  but smooth.  It is not finely milled.

SHADE I have the shade medium and it carries 4 colours:
TAN. a yellow toned beige colour with a slight sliver glow (yes we're talking shimmer or frost)
GOLDEN HONEY. A strong yellow toned beige (matte)
MEDIUM BEIGE. A pink toned beige with that same silver glow
BRONZE. An orange toned beige with the same silver glow

COVERAGE Medium - high coverage

BOTTOM LINE Too cakey for my liking,  and does not agree with my dry to normal skin.  Two shades ha…