Saturday, March 31, 2012

Look what came to mama!

HELLO AGAIN!

If you've been following my blog and youtube for a while.. 
you'd know I have a teeny obsession with lipsticks. 
Just a bit. 
Little bit.
Okay,
it's quite a big obsession. 

I have around 50 lipsticks.. 
not sure how many exactly.. 
 Last time I checked I was at 45 .. 
but I think it's slightly over 50 now. 

Let me know if you'd like to see a Lipstick Collection video, 
I have gotten some requests after my makeup collection video which you can check out below :D



Ok. SO what did I get?!









After I promised myself I won't be getting any more lipsticks ..
I ordered 4 lipsticks from nonpareilboutique.com:

Wet n Wild Mega Last Lip Color in Pinkerbell (2012 new shade!)
Wet n Wild Mega Last Lip Color in 24 Carrot Gold (2012 new shade!)
Wet n Wild Mega Last Lip Color in Dollhouse Pink (2012 new shade!)
NYX matte lipstick in Perfect Red. 


After seeing countless posts about the Wet n Wild new lipsticks especially 
Rebekkah Celeste's amazing looks on her blog (which you can check out HERE)

And after seeing Judy's NYX matte lipstick video with swatches and all 
I decided on a red lipsticks she loved .. 
PERFECT RED.
Even though reds aren't exactly my thing. 
and now that spring came along I prefer brighter,
more fun colours. 
(you can check out her video HERE.)


Anyway.. 
I swatched them against some of my older lipsticks.. 
(I haven't taken photos yet of these similar colours..
so you can have an idea of how they compare to other lipsticks)



Wet n Wild Mega Last Lip Color in Pinkerbell (2012 new shade!)
 - I don't have anything similar in my collection, I think..
Rimmel Colour Show Off lipstick is more red and less bright. 
ELF's lipstick in flirtatious is more creamy , more cool toned and less bright

Wet n Wild Mega Last Lip Color in 24 Carrot Gold (2012 new shade!) 
- ELF's lipstick in captivating is creamier and has a glossy finish, it is less bright and more peachy.
Wet n Wild Mega Last Lip Color in Dollhouse Pink (2012 new shade!)
- Barry M lip paint in #146 dolly pink is more sheer, more purple, and more deep. 
NYX matte lipstick in Perfect Red. 
ELF's lipstick in fearless is creamier, glossier and brighter. Perfect Red seems more like something I would like.


I hope you like this post guys :D :D
I'm definitely a happy chicken :D

Dyna

xxx

FTC DISCLAIMER: I am not paid to do this post. I bought the products myself for my personal use unless stated otherwise and I am not affiliated with any company. Everything I said in this post is my genuine honest opinion :)



FOTD: Spring green smokey eye !

 HELLO GUYS!!

I have another FOTD today.
Another green smokey eye..
I just love how green looks on brown eyes..
it's like the perfect colour ever.

and here's how I typically wear it...








FACE
Revlon photoready concealer in 003 light medium
Essence my skin tinted moisturiser in light*
ELF mineral booster in yellow
Essence bronzing compact powder in matt
NYX cream blush in orange

EYES
ELF eyelid primer in nude
Catrice intensifeye eyeshadows in Have you seen Alice?*, Vanilla sky ride
Essence mono eyeshadow in blockbuster
NYX single eyeshadow in highlight
Wet n Wild Color Icon Palette in Greed - matte black
Essence longlasting eye liner in black fever
Essence big lashes mascara*
Catrice the giant mascara*
Ebay criss cross lashes - cut in half
Duoe eyelash adhesive in dark tone


EYEBROWS
Catrice Absolute Eye Colour in 080 Go Charlie Brown!
ELF wet gloss lash and brow mascara in clear

LIPS
MUA lipstick in juicy



Products marked with a * were given to me for free in a goody bag at the Essence 10 yr anniversary / Catrice launch in Malta. As always, though, I only use products I like / am trying out.


I hope you liked it guys,
let me know what you think :)

Dyna
 xxx

FTC DISCLAIMER: I am not paid to do this post. I bought the products myself for my personal use unless stated otherwise and I am not affiliated with any company. Everything I said in this post is my genuine honest opinion :)

Friday, March 30, 2012

Face product of the week! 30/03/12

HELLO GUYS!!

I wanted to share with you my face product of the week. 
this weekly ordeal is going to feature ONE product 
I have been loving to use a lot this week.
It can be anything from concealer, to powder, to blush, to highlight..
ANYTHING I use on my face basically.. 


So this is basically a post on a product that deserve to be hyped. :D

I love these kind of favourites post and all.. 
because in a review I might say "oh this is a great product"
but do I actually wear it a lot?..

So the face product  spotlight of the week:
ESSENCE my skin tinted moisturiser in light  [REVIEW HERE]
 
I just LOVE and ADORE this tinted moisturiser. 
I have been using this ALL week.
Except for yesterday and today, 
because as I mentioned on my facebook fan page (HERE)
 my skin has totally dried out,
possibly because of the weather change, 
and this (and virtually anything else) applied quite chalky. 

But other than that. 
It's a great product for when my skin is normal, 
and I just ADORE how it sets on its own..
I even mentioned this in my latest 
Beauty Vanity Lab video below:


 Thank you for reading this post guys!!

I hope you enjoyed it :D 
Dyna 
xx
   FTC DISCLAIMER: I am not paid to do this post. I got the product for free at the Catrice / Essence launch.  and I am not affiliated with any company. Everything I said in this post is my genuine honest opinion. My priority is always to remain thruthful for my readers :)

Lip Combination of the week! 30/03/12



 HELLO GUYS!!

I wanted to share with you my lip combination of the week. 
It can be products paired together, 
one lip product, 
a rediscovery of a lipstick
or anything my lips have been wearing a lot lately..

So this is basically a post on products that deserve to be hyped. :D

I love these kind of favourites post and all.. 
because in a review I might say "oh this is a great product"
but do I actually wear it a lot?!

I happen to own..
around 50 lipsticks...
and I have worn all of them.. 
but there are some I reach for over and over and over. :D

The spotlight for this week is:

NYX round lipstick in narcissus 
&
 Barry M lipgloss in bubblegum









 This is like the perfect bright cool toned lip combination.
It's not overpowering, or an in your face combination, 
perfect for daytime. 

Personally I don't really like NYX's round lipstick in narcissus on its own.
It looks unnatural to me, 
and it seems to have a very slight metallic sheen to it. 
You can read my review on it HERE


Barry M lipgloss in bubblegum
on the other hand, 
is like the perfect gloss to layer over it.
It's a rather sheer shade, but still, 
very pretty. 
Read my review on it HERE
I got this gloss in a swap.

I hope you liked this post, 
and stay tuned, I have more products of the week to feature :D

-Dyna
xxx


FTC DISCLAIMER: I am not paid to do this post. I bought the products myself for my personal use unless stated otherwise and I am not affiliated with any company. Everything I said in this post is my genuine honest opinion :)







My little obsession with bright nails and neon blue this spring !

HELLO GUYS!!

I have a little obsession with neons. I'm blaming Lara from Boffism. 
You evil human being. 
Haha not true. 
I love her actually, she's A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E. 

But.. I developed an obsession with neon blue. 
I bought a bright a$$ neon blue legging the other day...
I bought neon blue pumps.. 
and I even found a nail polish to match.

Now honestly..
I didn't plan to buy all these neon blue items. 
I'm just drawn to the colours and I end up buying them. 

haha. 

Anyway. 
I'm la-la-LOVING this nail polish colour. 
It's MUA nail polish in shade  #9
And before I say anything else.
I have to tell you. 
You need 3 coats to get this colour. 
which kind of sucks, 
I'm more of a one coat- maximum 2 nail polish coats gal. 

My time is precious, you see. 
Not really. 
But I hate waiting for nail polish to dry. 

These are not exactly quick drying. 
But if applied patiently and with a topcoat, 
it LOOKS great. 

I applied the Essence nail hardener as a base coat and 
Essence quick drying top coat as a top coat [duh!]. 

I actually LOVE the shade. 
I'm not the biggest fan of MUA nail polishes though. 
Essence, I find, are better pigmented. 
MUA polishes cost £1 which is really cheap though, 
so I definitely don't mind getting this, 
such a lovely lovely shade. 
and the packaging is cute. :D 


and VOILA nail swatches!





I hope you enjoyed this post.. :D 

Let me know if you like the shade. :D 
- Dyna
xxx



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, March 29, 2012

Essence my skin tinted moisturiser - both shades - [review w/ swatches!!]

HELLO GUYS!!

I have a review on a product I've been really loving lately.
So I'm definitely enjoying writing this review :D

pure skin tinted moisturisers, my skin tinted moisturisers
pure skin tinted moisturisers, my skin tinted moisturisers

pure skin tinted moisturisers, my skin tinted moisturisers
pure skin tinted moisturisers, my skin tinted moisturisers

I just featured this in my Dyna's Beauty Lab video :D




PACKAGING
A squeezy tube,
has some awesome fun print on it.
Very cute
You get a lot of product in it .. 50 ml
so it lasts a LONG time..



TEXTURE
I LOVE the texture.
It is moisturising and hydrating.
Great for normal to dry skin
(not for really dry skin though.. it would apply blotchy unfortunately)
Doesn't feel oily
and is in fact oil free..






SHADE
I believe the product comes only in two shades,
light and medium to dark
they both have a strong salmon-peacvhy colour,
which will brighten your skin making itlook healthier
When swatched they look VERY different
HOWEVER
the shades are in fact very forgiving,
there is not much pigmentation to it,
and it almost melts into your skin.
Right now I use the light one..
in summer I'll probably use the medium to dark one


light, medium to dark


light, medium to dark

COVERAGE
Don't.
I repeat,
DON'T buy this if you're looking for coverage,
this is not a full coverage foundation or anything like that.
It is a tinted moisturiser which will even out your skin tone,
and looks REALLY natural..
but the coverage is in fact sheer.


APPLICATION
This tinted moisturiser is water based,
and I personally don't set it with powder,
because it sets to a powder finish anyway,
that way – it looks like my skin but better.


SPF issues
This product does not have SPF in it.
I personally hate SPF in my products.
I mean, let's get real.
When you apply your foundation and it has SPF
you're not going to get enough protection ever.
Because the SPF ingredients in it are so minimal,
and you only need to apply a really small amount of product.
And besides. If you take a photo with flash,
the active titanium dioxide ingredient in your foundation / tinted moisturiser
will reflect and make you look like a ghost.
For some people the fact that it doesn't have SPF in it might be a con,
but in all honesty,
if you REALLY want sun protection, apply a good SPF50 sun block.
Just because you use and SPF 20 tinted moisturiser doesn't mean you're protected,
just a little tip no one really tells you.
So basically that's why I LOVE that this doesn't have SPF in it.



OXIDISATION issues.
For people who don't know, when a product “oxidises” on you it basically means that it turns a shade or two darker because it mixes with the natural oils in your skin.
I had a very bad experience with Nivea's tinted moisturiser on this.
This, however,did not oxidise on me.
Because everyone's skintone is different, I cannot guarantee that the product will not oxidise on you.



straight out of the tube, slightly spread, slightly blended

blended


BOTTOM LINE
An awesome product for people who have normal to dry skin..
I wouldn't recommend this product to people who have oily or combination skin,
there is another product from Essence that would work much much better.
I personally love this thing.. and I have been wearing it every single day for daytime

I even have worn it at nighttime, I just love it.



Dyna.
xxx

 FTC DISCLAIMER: I am not paid to do this post. I got the product for free at the Catrice / Essence launch.  and I am not affiliated with any company. Everything I said in this post is my genuine honest opinion. My priority is always to remain thruthful for my readers :)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Recently Uploaded videos. - and YES. I do have a youtube account :D

HELLO GUYS !!

I get asked quite frequently on my fan page (HERE)
whether I have a youtube account, 
and yes I do have one.. 
I have recently started uploading again like 3 months ago and I used to have like 16 subscribers and now I have 450+ :D 
So I'm very thrilled about that.. 

I rly like the response I get on youtube as well.. 
and I always post my videos here as well for you all to see.. 
but I get that some people are not reading my blog 24/7 
so every now and then I'll do a recently uploaded videos 
so you can see my recently uploaded videos here in case you miss them :D

and if you missed my 2nd batch from my photoshoot check out this post HERE.

Here is my Goth Makeup Look tutorial I used for my photoshoot :D




and here is my most recent HAUL video and I showed you what i got from Catrice, Essence, Wet n Wild and Maybelline :D




This is my FIRST EVER Dyna's Vanity Lab video
- talking about products that I've been trying out that were a hit or a miss



AND FINALLY the most requested video - MAKEUP COLLECTION VIDEO!!



I hope you enjoy them guys, 
Don't forget to subscribe HERE and
let me know if you have any requests :D

Dyna




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

HELLO GUYS !!

red lipliner on the left

I have been meaning to review these ELF products for the longest time,
but I have so many planned posts,
and so many reviews to post,
I'm trying to gradually work on them
and post them..
the first ELF review I have is on their studio line lip liner in the shade red.


red lipliner on the left

I think these are quite underrated as an ELF product,
I think they deserve to be hyped :)
Read below to know why :)




 

PACKAGING

Very sleek, closes thoroughly,
comes with a brush at the other end.
One of the two brushes has naughty strands
I find that it has very little actual product, s
o if you'd like to use the lipliner all over your lip,
 it won't last you a lifetime.
Twist up packaging.
Inconsistent amount of product.
I had more product in the red one than in the natural one. 



TEXTURE: super creamy


red lipliner on top


LASTING POWER: decent, but fades away faster than most of my lipliners.


red lipliner on the left

SHADE

First of all, it is very important to note that the shades
 of the products in the packaging look deeper than when swatched.
RED: A neutral red


red lipliner on the left

sorry for the dry lips, I wanted to show you how it looks like on its own :)
applied all over the lip :)
applied all over the lip :)



I featured this product in the video below if you want to check that out!




and I used it as a lipliner in these looks below :



For more photos and the full list of products for this look CLICK HERE



For more photos and the full list of products for this look CLICK HERE




BOTTOM LINE: 
 I really enjoy using these, I prefer the texture of these lipliners,
 over any other lipliner that I have..
because they're super creamy,
they might have less of a staying power than other lipliners,
but I just love the creaminess in these liners.
There isn't A LOT of product in here,
so if you're an allover-the-lip lipliner gal..
you're going to run out real quick with these. x
but other than that..
HIGHLY recommended.



So that's it for this review,
I'll be featuring the natural lip liner in a separate post,
with lip swatches and all that so stay tuned guys :D

- Dyna

XXX


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 :)