Saturday, June 30, 2012

Dyna's JUNE FAVOURITES VIDEO!

HELLO GUYS!

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 !

 HELLO GUYS! 

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 myself for my personal use unless otherwise stated and I am not affiliated with any company. Everything I said in this review is my genuine honest opinion :)

Friday, June 29, 2012

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

 HELLO GUYS!!
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 have encountered so far. 
Compared with the ELF studio cream liner in black, 
the Catrice one is blacker, creamier, smoother, less longlasting. 

I definitely recommend this, 
if you see this available on stand, 
snatch it up because they run out pretty quick..

I hope you found this helpful, 
till the next post
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 review is my genuine honest opinion :)

FOTD: no foundation look #perfect for summer!

HELLO GUYS!

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

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, June 28, 2012

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 really expect? .. 
I never read a single review with someone saying an under eye concealer doesn't crease. 
But correct me if I'm wrong.





BOTTOM LINE
I like this product, 
I'm glad I tried it. 
I will not repurchase though, 
because I already found better.

Thank you for reading 
and let me know if you've tried this :D
Thanks guys xxx


 FTC DISCLAIMER: I am not paid to do this review. I got the product for free in a swap and I am not affiliated with any company. Everything I said in this review is my genuine honest opinion :)

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

My first ever "products I finished" video!!

HELLO GUYS!

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

Sunday, June 24, 2012

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

HELLO GUYS!!


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





Friday, June 22, 2012

Nail Combo! Shimmer me Nude!

HELLO GUYS!!

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*

with

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

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, June 21, 2012

Through the Looking Glass hand made accessories review!

HELLO GUYS!!

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! 

Dyna

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Another Beauty Vanity Lab Chronicle Video :D

HELLO GUYS!!

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 !]

HELLO GUYS!!

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 products not liquid products. 


The only difference between this brush and the Catrice powder brush.. 
is that the Catrice powder brush is slightly wider. 

I truly do recommend this if you can get it, 
it is somewhat similar to the ELF complexion perfection but less fluffy 
and smaller. 

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

-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 the company. Everything I said in this post is my genuine honest opinion :)

Sunday, June 17, 2012

FOTD just another sunday !

HELLO GUYS!!

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 peach
NYX black label lipstick in india*

*products marked with a * were gifted or sent for pr purposes.

I hope you like it guys, 
let me know what you think :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 the company. Everything I said in this post is my genuine honest opinion :)

Saturday, June 16, 2012

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

HELLO GUYS!!
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!!!

AAAAAAAAAAA!

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

SCENT
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 forgiving shade and I don't feel I need a mirror 
to make sure it has been applied perfectly. 


on top: nectar, on bottom: juicy

SHADE
A pinky coral nude.. 
very pretty!







BOTTOM LINE
I LOVE the formula of these lipsticks, 
the packaging, 
just everything about them is amazing.
The most thing I love about these,
is that when you have chapped lips,
they are quite forgiving and won't further dry out your lips. 
I reach for them quite a lot and I HIGHLY recommend these!



I hope you guys liked this review,
I'll be reviewing another shade in a future post

Anyway!
Take care guys!!

-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 the company. Everything I said in this post is my genuine honest opinion :)

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

all 4 shades mixed together


Bronze, Medium Beige, Golden Honey, Tan







COVERAGE
Medium - high coverage



BOTTOM LINE
Too cakey for my liking, 
and does not agree with my dry to normal skin. 
Two shades have shimmer in them which is something I really dislike
I don't like it, no.

I hope you find this helpful guys,
let me know what you think below
if you've tried it.

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 the company. Everything I said in this post is my genuine honest opinion :)