Monday, April 30, 2012

5 random things of today...

#1. SAD STORY. I broke my Model in a Bottle. 
Not that I cried over it, because I actually hated spraying it in my face.. 
but it was nice to have in my collection.

#2. My April Favourites video was uploading and my Mozilla Firefox crashed. 
Thx# -.-

#3. Picked up Stefy Puglisevich's blogger invite and mine too to the Malta Fashion Week launch.
Woohoo! So excited!!

#4. I recently discovered ebay is a pretty awesome place to shop for clothes at. I have received one really crappy dress.. But the rest. Pretty awesome. 

#5. I have my finals soon. And I barely started doing anything. 
I hope I'll feel like studying and all soon. 
Because this shouldn't be happening right now. 

Oh well.
those were my 5 things of the day. 
Goodbye for now -
Dyna
xxx

Skinfood salmon dark circle concealer [review w/ swatches] !!

HELLO GUYS!!

This review is all about a concealer I'm LOVING lately, 
it is HG quality, 
I'm not sure if it's HG quality for me though .. yet. 
But I've been trying out a lot of concealers
and none quite match up to this bad boy.
[except for the Essence soft mousse makeup. I LOVE that too]

Anyway. 
About the product..



PACKAGING
Vintage looking packaging, with plastic container 
and I'm not sure what the lid is.. 
it's a bit bulky packaging wise, I mean it could be smaller.. 
but it's okay



TEXTURE
 It has a gel like consistency, 
almost sticky, 
it doesnt really settle into fine lines and all that but it needs setting, 
because it's really shiny to leave it without powder.



COVERAGE
High coverage, very buildable.
Will cover and brighten the darkest of dark circles.



LASTING POWER
Lasts all day when powdered on me. 
I usually use the ELF mineral booster in yellow.



APPLICATION
This is meant to be an under eye concealer, 
so all you need is to apply it there (I use ELF's studio concealer brush), 
but you can also use your fingers.

 

SHADE
A peachy salmon shade which will brighten your under eye circles really nciely. 
I have shade two which is #2 salmon beige..
and I am used to lighter concealers on my under eye area.. 
but this works nicely, 
I might get the lighter version too eventually though :)





BOTTOM LINE
I really really like this concealer.. 
I have quite dry under eye circles and this doesn't cake up or anything 
and looks so natural when powdered..
I LOVE it and recommend it!

 I hope you found this review helpful and let me know what you think below guys :)

Dyna
xxxx


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 :)

Saturday, April 28, 2012

My Vanity Lab video for this week AWESOME people!

HELLO GUYS!!

Guilty as charged - 
YES! I failed to upload a vanity lab video for like two weeks, 
because I barely had time to film [Sorry :(]

But I finally uploaded one.. 
so feel free to check it out below :D


 Featured products:
Essence pure skin tinted moisturiser in light*
Catrice ultimate shine lipstick in kiss kiss hibiskiss*
(http://xdynax.blogspot.com/2012/03/catrice-ultimate-shine-lipstick-210.html)
NYX matte lipstick in perfect red
(http://xdynax.blogspot.com/2012/03/look-what-came-to-mama.html)
MUA pearl eyeshadows 6, 8, 11, 14
Essence colour and go quick drying nail polish in luxury secret
Essence multi vitamin nail hardener
ELF studio eyebrow treat and tame in medium
Catrice blush brush

Products marked with a * were in a goody bag at the Essence / Catrice launch.

Make my day and SUBSCRIBE for more videos guys, and a BIG thank you goes to all those who already have xx




FTC Disclaimer: I have purchased most products in this video.Some products were gifted to me but I'm a 100% honest. I am not being paid for this video and I'm not affiliated with any brand.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Nivea tinted moisturiser [review w/ swatches!] - a stupid excuse of a product, actually.

HELLO GUYS!

I have a review on a bad product today. 
I'm going to say bad. 
Because it was bad for me. 
It might have been something you liked, 
or something you'll like. 
So feel free to use the comment section 
to say you like the product, if you do. 

I like Nivea quite a lot, 
I like their lip balms (well, 2 of them at least)
Their face products, skincare.. 
I love it. 
I also like the price tag. 
:D


I don't mean to be offensive, 
but I seriously hate this product. 
I hate wasting money on products I can't use. 
and honestly, 
this one is one of those for me.


First off. 
I have normal to dry skin. 
 I have a medium skintone. 
and I'm not into SPF foundations, tinted moisturisers and all that. 

So I love that this has no SPF.



I also like the packaging, 
pretty cute, 
pretty handy. 
great amount of product.



It applies really smoothe on the skin
and feels really refreshing actually
seems like it blends effortlessly.

But then it dries.

it oxidises on my skin and looks darker.
looks streaky,
and makes my face look dirty





plus it flakes off. GROSS
HATE the product. 
I'm throwing it away basically. 
Or actually. 
I'll keep it for a Products I regret buying video.

That's it. 
You served your purpose. 


I hope you found this somewhat helpful and stay tuned for the next post guys,
HAPPY WEEKEND!!

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, April 26, 2012

Barry M lip paint in dolly pink 146 [review w/ swatches] !!

HELLO GUYS!!

I have a lipstick review today...
I LOVE my lipsticks.. 
I have like 45 of them and I really enjoy having my lovely collection.. 

 I have had my eyes on Barry M lipsticks for a long time..
and when I did the swap with Sarah she asked me if there were some shades I was interested in..
and this was one of them. :D
Their formulas definitely vary.. though.. so you might be in for a surprise with these lot.



PACKAGING
I seriously LOVE the packaging. 
It has a black sleek matte packaging, and is quite tiny too, 
so it's ADORABLE.



TEXTURE
Very smoothe and quite creamy, 
it has an almost glaze consistency

 
FINISH
Glossy finish


barry  m lip paints in 147 peachy pink, 146 dolly pink

PIGMENTATION
Not very pigmented, quite sheer

barry  m lip paints in 147 peachy pink, 146 dolly pink

LASTING POWER
 A little longer than average, 
around 4 hours.



OVERALL PERFORMANCE
It does give me than line on my lips over time, 
just like most lipsticks, 
but I bear with it.



SHADE
A bright purple pink with no shimmer.
GORGEOUS.







 

BOTTOM LINE
I definitely enjoy wearing this..
it's a wearable purple with just enough pink and brightness to it
and the texture is just amazing.
HIGHLY recommended.


I hope you liked this review,
and let me know what you think about it xx
Dyna


FTC DISCLAIMER: I am not paid to do this post.I got this product in a swap from another beauty blogger and I am not affiliated with any company. Everything I said in this post is my genuine honest opinion :)



Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Maybelline the falsies volume express mascara in black [review with photos!]

HELLO GUYS!!

So, as you guys probably already know, 
I am veerrry picky with my mascaras. 

I'm a pain to please. 

I have not yet found my HG mascara. 
and I've been trying out quite a few mascaras ever since my mind flipped to Make Up Freak Mode. 

This is quite a highly raved mascara, 
it's not cruelty free, 
which really sucks. 
I'm talking about the Maybelline volume express falsies mascara.



PACKAGING
Pretty sleek and cute, 
purple 
and the typed out letters did not fade
I had no problems whatsoever when it comes to the packaging..



WAND
A spoon-like want, 
kind of medium sized, 
and rubber bristles



SHADE OF BLACK
A reallt deep intense black 




LENGTHENING 
YES



VOLUMISING
A bit

my lashes with no mascara


my lashes with 2 coats of Maybelline falsies + Essence volumising lash powder



OVERALL PERFORMANCE
This really darkens my lashes and makes them stand out

BEST USE FOR ME
As a lengthening darkening mascara

RECOMMENDED FOR WHO?
Everyone, 
unless you'd prefer a natural mascara

BOTTOM LINE
 This does not give you a false lash effect or anything, 
but it will turn your lashes to va-va-Voooom!
I really like this mascara. 
I will however, not repurchase.. 
I got this mascara a while back and left it closed in its packaging. 
Back then I wasn't aware about animal testing companies. 
Maybelline (property of L'Oreal) tests on animals to the best of my knowledge. 
I choose not to support that. 

I hope you found this somewhat helpful,
stay tuned for the next post guys,
take care!!

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 :)


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

 HELLO GUYS!!

I meant to post this review yesterday but stupid moi forgot..

so hereit goes...
I'm going to review ELF' studio lip liner in the shade natural..



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

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



SHADE:

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









left - natural




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.
HIGHLY recommended.




Thanks you guys for dropping by, 
and I'll see you guys in the next post 

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 :)




Monday, April 23, 2012

Possible DUPEs?! ELF peachy lipliner vs Essence nude coral lipliner ..



HELLO GUYS!

I hope you're all okay and enjoying your day. 
I have a comparison post today of two products which can be possible dupes to each other.. 
but are they?? 

I am talking about 
ELF mineral lipliner in peachy
vs
Essence lip liner in nude coral





I initially purchased ELF's mineral lipliner in peachy, loved it, bought a back up.
Then I found out about Essence, and something that caught my eye was this Essence nude coral lipliner. 

Now this Essence lipliner costs like €1.03
whereas the 
ELF one costs £3. 

Anyway here's what I think. 




They might seem like possible dupes when used seperately, 
HOWEVER
A. the formula is different - ELF's is more creamy
B. packaging - ELF's a twist up lip liner
C. shade - ELF's is more coral and peachy, whereas Essence's leans more pink
D. pigmentation - ELF's is more pigmented
 so that's about it.
I wouldn't call these dupes, 
they might seem like similar products when used seperately though. 




BOTTOM LINE.

I don't really recommend the Essence lip liner 
- a bit too drying, and the ELF one looks prettier on me. 




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 :)

Saturday, April 21, 2012

AND FINALLY ! A would you rather tag video :D

HELLO GUYS!!

Sorry for the lack of posting recently, 
I've been extremely busy and I had to stay away from blogging for a while 
because I literally barely have time for it.. 

Anyway - 
I wanted to share with you my recently uploaded Would you rather tag video which you can check out below:






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

Dyna
xxx

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Essence mono eyeshadow in 01 chill out [review w/ swatches!!]

HELLO GUYS!!

I have a review on a product I believe is doscontinued, 
but I know some pharmacies still carry these.
I actually love my other mono eyeshadows which I reviewed HERE

This one, not so much. 
I'll let you know why below :)

 I actually featured this in my January hits and misses video below:



PACKAGING
Pretty sleek, and surprisingly, 
not very cheap looking. 
I have not had any issues with the packaging, 
closes securely and is very sturdy. 
It has a nice design printed on the eyeshadow.  
and you get 2.5g of product which is A LOT.



TEXTURE
While my older mono eyeshadows that I got were soft and buttery, 
this is more powdery unfortunately. 

FALLOUT
Not really



LASTING POWER
Pretty decent, when used over a primer

PIGMENTATION
Lacks pigmentation. 


SHADES
A sheer white with silver metallic sheen




BOTTOM LINE
A less than decent item in my collection, 
I don't entirely hate it. 
I don't love it. 
I don't recommend it.


I hope you found this helpful guys,
till the next post,
take care :D

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 :)

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

One of my favourite nail combos ever - blue, black and crackle:D

HELLO GUYS!!

I don't know why I don't enjoy doing nail posts as much as I love doing makeup posts,
but I do get asked a lot on what I wear on my nails
in videos and even in person.. 

So I'd love to show you my nail combinations.
As many of you might know, I used to do gel nails on my nails..
but then I got bored of the long nails and 
I like my short nails more than I used to like my gel nails.

They're easier to maintain, quicker to do, 
and look cuter and more natural.

Anyway.. 
In this photo below I used NYX matte nail polish in sky blue [a highly underrated product. - this truly is worth the try ]
and I topped it off with Barry M's nail effects in black. [got this in a swap]



 







Looks pretty doesn't it? :D







I hope you like this, and let me know if you'd like to see more nail posts below :D
Take care guys!

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 :)