Wednesday, February 29, 2012

WEEK FOTD CHALLENGE!! DAY #2

 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 guys :D

Let me know what you think below sweeties :D

xxxx


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 post is my genuine honest opinion :)

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

WEEK FOTD CHALLENGE!! DAY #1

 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


EYEBROWS
NYX single eyeshadow in dark brown
ELF wet gloss lash and brow mascara

LIPS
NYX round lipstick in fig
ELF studio complexion perfection


Products marked with a * were not purchased from my own money, 
but I use them because I want to use them because I want to, 
not for promotion. 

 So that's my day #1
Pretty simple look, right? 
What do you guys think? 

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 post is my genuine honest opinion :)

Monday, February 27, 2012

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

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: 
This is great, GREAT. It is twist up, so you don't have sharpening issues. It has great staying power, great smudgability before it sets, has a matte finish and glides like a dream. Am I in heaven?






 Different looks I did featuring this product





wearing : Collection 2000 cream puff in fairy cake


I featured this A LOT in my video below :




BOTTOM LINE

Ever since I have bought this, I have used this almost every single day. I would say I used it 99% of the time. Now that says a lot. I HIGHLY recommend this. I have 3 backups already and it only costs around 1.50 E – 2E. If you see these on stands, snatch 2 up, because they go out of stock real quick !




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 :)

Sunday, February 26, 2012

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

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

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 :

CORAL DREAM

FLIRTY FUCHSIA

 

PARTY PEACH

SMOKING HOT


 ELF MINERAL FOUNDATION SPF15 ($5)

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



2 NEW MATTE LIP COLORS ($3)

Coral
NEARLY NUDE




Coral
RICH RED




ELF EYEBROW TREAT AND TAME IN DEEP ($3)


light 


 That's it for this post guys,
I hope you found this informative :D

Let me know if there's anything that really intrigues you to buy in the comment section below :)

Dyna


   FTC DISCLAIMER: I am not paid to do this post. I am not affiliated with any company. Everything I said in this post is my genuine honest opinion :)

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

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. 

Beautiful Browns
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).
I'm quite under impressed. 
So I hope the formula on these will be different than the older formulas.
These 4-colour eyeshadows come in different shades, the neutrals look like soemthing I'd use. 
I'll look forward to reading reviews on these lot :D


Angel
ELF essential glitter eyeshadows ($2)
Mmm. Not so intrigued by these. 
I have a feeling these are going to be powdery, chalky.. 
and just shimmer eyeshadows. 
We'll see :)
They come in different shades too.


Volumizing Mascara
ELF essentials Volumising Mascara ($2)
I can't believe I'm saying this but I'm actually quite intrigued by this mascara. 
The wand looks nice. 
I don't like ELF mascaras usually, I don't tend to like the formula at all. 

Believe
ELF shimmer lip gloss ($2)
I hate shimmer glosses. 
But for those who do, 
the shades are quite natural and wearable. 

,
I use regular tubs and regular napkins, 
but I'll probably give these a go.



Eye Makeup Remover
ELF eye makeup remover pads- 24 packs
Definitely intrigued. 
I'm always intrigued by products claiming to remove eye make up
especially because my eyes are so sensitive, and I tend to wear waterproof and annoying to remove 
mascara and liners. 

Glitter Eyeshadow Applicator
ELF glitter eyeshadow applicator ($3)
Not intrigued. Looks like a regular sponge tip to me. 
But I could be wrong. 


HD Undereye Setting Powder

ELF HD under eye setting powder ($3)
I have a feeling this is the regular HD powder
in a different packaging. 
But that's my impression. 

Mineral Face Cleanser
 ELF mineral facial cleanser ($8)
mm. $8 is kind of pricey for a cleanser elves. 
I can get Nivea for that price.
And by the time it gets to UK that will cost like £10. 
It's mineral though, so I guess that's good. 

Face Line Filler
 ELF face line filler ($5)
I have a feeling this is similar to the wrinkle refiner. 
We'll see. 

Kohl Eyeliner
ELF kohl eyeliner ($3)
Only available in black, and comes with a smudger apparently. 
I hope this is better than the regular eyeliners

Mineral Powder Brush
ELF mineral powder brush ($3)
Apparently this is similar to the ELF studio blush brush but rounder, 
GREAT :D

Makeup Remover Pen

ELF make up remover pen ($3)
Not intrigued, 
I'd never fid use for something like this.

Lash Extending Mascara
ELF Lash extending mascara ($3)
The wand looks nice. 
But as I said, 
I'm not particularly impressed with ELF mascaras so I'm not sure if I should get this. 

Powder Brush
ELF essential powder brush ($1)
Ok I have to admit, I would have been quite excited about this if this product was in the studio line, 
but because I know that these animal hair bristles are quite coarse, 
I don't think I'll be getting this.

Lotion Wipes
ELF studio lotion wipes ($3)
Ok so I thought these were make up removing wipes. 
These are moisturiser wipes apparently.
Not intrigued. 
I'd rather carry my favourite moisturiser.

Volume Plumping Mascara
ELF Volume Plumpling Mascara ($3)
Again, intrigued by the wand - 
but skeptical about the formula.

Pearl
ELF studio shimmer sheets ($3)
Ok this might come off as rude.. 
but I saw these in action in a video, 
and they remind me of some toy you'd give to a little girl. 
Not interesed, 
but I guess it can be interesting. 



 That's it for this post guys,
I hope you found this informative :D

Let me know if there's anything that really intrigues you to buy in the comment section below :)


Dyna




   FTC DISCLAIMER: I am not paid to do this post. I am not affiliated with any company. Everything I said in this post is my genuine honest opinion :)






Saturday, February 25, 2012

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

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 requires a couple of swipes to get maximum colour payoff. 
It is, however, buildable

LASTING POWER
Not smudgeproof, 
not waterproof, 
and definitely requires setting. 


SHADE
It is a black shade, with a slight metallic finish. 
The shade, is actually very pretty.

BOTTOM LINE
I don't like this product,
and would not recommend it. 
I have used this 3-4 times for the sake of the review and it still really disappointed me.
Not using this anymore, 
perhaps I'll use it to apply cream liner on the waterline with this. 
But I don't recommend this at all. 

Opt for the ELF studio cream liner if you don't want to be disappointed.


That's it for this post guys!!
 I hope you found it helpful
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 post is my genuine honest opinion :)

Friday, February 24, 2012

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

 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
ELF wet gloss lash and brow mascara in clear

LIPS
Barry M lip paint in peachy pink*


*all these items were given to me in swaps.. 
so I didn't directly pay for them, but still I'm obviously unbiased. 
Just wanted you guys to know :)

I hope you liked it guys, 
let me know below! :D 

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 post is my genuine honest opinion :)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

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 awake and fresh.

3. Bronzer
When I leave the house with no bronzer on, 
guys keeps telling me I look pale. 
So to me, that translates that guys actually like a tanned looking girl. 
I'm not talking oompa loompa tan ladies..
Don't be like Snooki ..
just keep it natural looking and you will look healthier. 

4. Eyebrow products
They like how the eyebrows look so girly and perfect and defined, 
So any eyebrow maintenance will definitely score points with guys. 
 Having said that, eyebrows should be there, not barely there. 
I hate how some people pluck their eyebrows like there's no tomorrow and end up with a thin line. 

5. Liner
They don't like heavy liner, normally, but they do like to see defined eyes 
and especially tightlining your eyes -
that scores points 
because it lifts the eye without even knowing it's there.

I hope you liked this post..
Let me know below what your thoughts are about the subject.
I think you should wear what you feel comfortable in, 
not what other people think you should be wearing.
So this post is not trying to impose what you should wear and shouldn't. 
 You should be who you are.. 
and just wear what you like.
You can't please, everybody -
trust me. I know.

So that's what my perception about what men love about make up..
what are your thoughts?
Disagree?
Agree? 
Let me know below 
I would love to read what you guys have to say :D

Dyna

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

CATRICE Ultimate Colour lipsticks swatches!! ALL SHADES!!

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 getting Princess Peach when it gets here. 
I think I'll end up getting Oh Juicy too.. 
but I'm trying to control myself. 
Haha. 

ALSO.
Daniela told me My Red Card is an AWESOME red. 
So I might have to check that out. 
and I might allow myself to pick up ONE pink lipstick. 
:D

Oh man!! Get here already !! :D 

I hope you enjoyed the swatches .. 
and let me know what you think below !! 

:D

Dyna

FTC Disclaimer: I swatched all of these at the stand. I got one lipstick for free as part of a goody bag for the Catrice launch that the importers for Essence cosmetics in Malta have set up. I got another from a swap.  Everything I said in this post is my personal opinion, and I am not being paid for this post, nor am I obliged to do a video featuring their products. My loyalty is always towards my followers.