Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Naughty and Pink!

HELLO GUYS! 

At the Bloggers' Event I was invited to 
organised by PharmaMT (importers of Catrice and Essence)
we were introduced to the NEW and improved packaging of Essence nail polishes.

This review is on the Essence colour and go nail polish in 107 Naughty and Pink!

They hold more product now, (8ml vs 5ml)
and the packaging is more appealing. 
They have reformulated the formula
so now it claims to have a gel-like finish without the need for a top coat.



They have kept the old shades, 
and launched new ones too.


I personally LOVE the new packaging!
It's far more appealing 
and it's still quite tiny if you like to carry nail polishes in your bag.



The fact that it has more product
doesn't really affect me 
because I hardly ever manage to use the whole nail polish before it dries up. 


As for the formula. 
It's basically the same. 
I must admit it dries a bit faster than it used to. 
and seems to be glossier.


As for colour payoff, 
it varies from one nail polish to another. 
This one (107 Naughty and Pink!) only needed a maximum of two coats. 


The wand is now better as well, 
At least, I like it better. 
The brush seems to be made of fibre bristles and it is quite sturdy.
 It isn't too big, but it's bigger, 
it's also flat and a bit fancier.
I like this brush better personally.


THE SHADE:
A gorgeous bright pink with a coral hint to it!



I hope you like it !

- Dyna
xxx

 
 xxx
FTC DISCLAIMER: I got this product for free for PR purposes, I am not being paid for this post and as always, I'm a 100% honest.


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Essence lash and brow gel mascara | review w/ swatches!



HELLO GUYS!

If there is one thing I love to review
it's reviewing products I love
and gladly repurchase..
keep back ups of,
and freak out if I'm running out.

Today's review is about the Essence lash and brow gel mascara.

I love to set my brows with clear mascara,
I've been doing it for years and it helps keeps brows in place.
I don't have unruly brows, really – but I love how they stay put all day with clear mascara.
I don't like to apply clear mascara on my lashes,
I like to apply pitch black mascara on my lashes.



Some additional info:

PACKAGING:
Very sleek,
words do not fade over time and
I haven't had any issues with the sifter
or the packaging overall.
One thing you have to keep in mind, is that this product will look yucky over time when paired with other products.
And it's normal,
the clear product will become slightly tinted because it mixes with your eyebrow products.



WAND
Quite small, but I love the size.



OTHER:
I used to use the ELF wet gloss lash and brow mascara. And that was a great clear mascara, too. But in all honesty, I prefer this Essence one because even though both products are cheap and the Essence one is seemingly cheaper (Essence €2.80 vs ELF €1.70), the Essence one holds far more product (Essence 9ml vs ELF 1.5ml). In fact, I have been using this Essence one for over 3 months and I still have a ton left and I would have used at least 2 ELF ones. Also, the Essence one is more accessible because I can pick it up from shops here in Malta rather than order it online – unless it's out of stock in stands.





BOTTOM LINE:
It's a definite repurchase,
highly recommend it!


 
  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, November 26, 2012

Catrice 2 in 1 Evolution to Revolution mascara | review w/ swatches !

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 a new mascara from Catrice
it will become available in a few weeks now, 
and I'm going to tell you how it performs in this review, 
as an exclusive look for you all.




PACKAGING
Sleek and nice,
It has two different parts where you can scroll the wand out.
It's the same brush, different sifter.
I have had no problems whatsoever when it comes to the packaging..






WAND
Same wand, different sifter. 
The actual wand is quite natural. 


LOOK 1
LOOK 2

SHADE OF BLACK
A normal shade of black






LENGTHENING
Wand 1 - YES
Wand 2 - A little


VOLUMISING
Wand 1 - No
Wand 2 - A little, but weighs lashes down.


3 COATS OF LOOK 1
3 COATS OF LOOK 2



OVERALL PERFORMANCE
I much prefer to use wand 1 (surprisingly). 
So far, I found that wand 2 simply weighs down the lashes and provides some volume.


BEST USE FOR ME
Daytime mascara


RECOMMENDED FOR WHO?
Everyone who likes a natural mascara. 










BOTTOM LINE
I am quite pleased with this mascara but it's not something 
that stands out, at least for me.
I wouldn't repurchase because I much prefer the Catrice the giant mascara or the doll eyes.



I hope you found this helpful guys,
Let me know what you think :)
Dyna

xxx
FTC Disclaimer: Products featured in this post were gifted to me by PharmaMT for visiting their events, I am in no way obliged, or being paid to review or feature their products.  I am not paid to do this post and I am 100% honest

Sunday, November 25, 2012

LIPSTICK DIARIES #16 | Palladio Creme Cocoa !



HELLO GUYS!
I've started another series. 
It's like a FOTD ordeal but with a twist.
As you might know I'm a lipstick fanatic. I'm quite the collector, 
and out of all my makeup products, 
my lipstick collection is by far my favourite. 
So I decided to start this LIPSTICK DIARIES, 
in which I will be featuring a FOTD every single day
featuring a different lipstick every time.
This series of posts will stop when I run out of lipsticks. 
For lipsticks that I cannot work on their own, 
I will be pairing them with other products, 
but I will try my best to display the lipsticks on their own. 
  
In this look I used Palladio's herbal lip slix in Creme Cocoa. 
The texture seems like a sheer lipstick with a strong gloss. 
Very moisturising, 
a beautiful colour (I read it's a dupe to MAC's Freckletone lipstick).
I paired this lipstick with a beautiful layered smokey eye.
I hope you like it !

FACE
Maybelline instant age rewind concealer in light
LA girl Pro conceal HD concealer in pure beige
ELF mineral bronze*
Milani baked blush in luminoso
Catrice prime and fine highlighting powder*

EYES
TFSI
Catrice absolute eye colour palette in OMG I want that!
Essence mono eyeshadow in blockbuster
Catrice precision eye pencil in blackstreet boy
Catrice the giant mascara*
Essence multi action mascara in blackest black*
Catrice mini max mascara*

EYEBROWS
Essence eyebrow stylist - dark side
Essence lash and brow gel mascara

LIPS
Palladio herbal lip slix in creme cocoa

*Products marked were sent to me for pr purposes
I hope you like it dolls!
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 :)

Saturday, November 24, 2012

LIPSTICK DIARIES #15 | Catrice Princess Peach !



HELLO GUYS!
I've started another series. 
It's like a FOTD ordeal but with a twist.
As you might know I'm a lipstick fanatic. I'm quite the collector, 
and out of all my makeup products, 
my lipstick collection is by far my favourite. 
So I decided to start this LIPSTICK DIARIES, 
in which I will be featuring a FOTD every single day
featuring a different lipstick every time.
This series of posts will stop when I run out of lipsticks. 
For lipsticks that I cannot work on their own, 
I will be pairing them with other products, 
but I will try my best to display the lipsticks on their own. 

In this look I used Catrice ultimate colour lipstick in Princess Peach 
This is one of my favourite lipsticks, 
and I believe it's a must have if you have a warm skintone and like peaches / oranges combos. 


I paired the look with some winged eyeliner and neutral colours, 
I hope you like it !







FACE
LA girl HD concealer in pure beige
Palladio herbal concealer in yellow
NYC bronzer in sunny
Jordana blush in coral sandy beach
Catrice prime and fine highlighting powder*

EYES
TFSI
Manhattan eyeshadow in Beige
Catrice absolute eye colour in Go! Charlie Brown!
Catrice intensif eye eyeshadow in Vanilla Sky Ride
Essence 100% splash proof eyeliner*
Catrice precision eye pencil in blackstreet boy
Catrice doll eye mascara*

EYEBROWS
Essence eyebrow stylist - dark side
Essence  lash and brow gel mascara

LIPS
Catrice ultimat ecolour lipstick in princess peach 



*Products marked were sent to me for pr purposes
I hope you like it dolls!
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, November 22, 2012

LIPSTICK DIARIES #14 | Rimmel Nude Delight !



HELLO GUYS!
I've started another series. 
It's like a FOTD ordeal but with a twist.
As you might know I'm a lipstick fanatic. I'm quite the collector, 
and out of all my makeup products, 
my lipstick collection is by far my favourite. 
So I decided to start this LIPSTICK DIARIES, 
in which I will be featuring a FOTD every single day
featuring a different lipstick every time.
This series of posts will stop when I run out of lipsticks. 
For lipsticks that I cannot work on their own, 
I will be pairing them with other products, 
but I will try my best to display the lipsticks on their own. 
 
In this look I used Rimmel Moisture Renew in Nude Delight
I have had this lipstick for a while, 
the colour is gorgeous, but the smell of this lipstick is not exactly my cup of tea. 
It smells too plastic-y. 

I paired the look with a smokey eye, 
and I quite like it actually.

I hope you like it guys!








FACE
NYX HD foundation in warm sand
Maybelline age rewind concealer in light
LA girl HD concealer in pure beige
ELF studio concealer pencil and brush
Milani blush in luminoso
Catrice Prime and Fine Highlight*


EYES
TFSI
Catrice absolute eye colour palette in OMG I want that!
Essence mono eyeshadow in blockbuster
Catrice precision eye pencil in blackstreet boy
Catrice the giant mascara*
Catrice mini max mascara*

EYEBROWS
Essence eyebrow stylist - dark
Essence lash and brow gel mascara

LIPS
Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick Nude Delight



*Products marked were sent to me for pr purposes
 
I hope you like it dolls!
 
 
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 :)


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

LIPSTICK DIARIES #13 | NYX sweet pink !



HELLO GUYS!
I've started another series. 
It's like a FOTD ordeal but with a twist.
As you might know I'm a lipstick fanatic. I'm quite the collector, 
and out of all my makeup products, 
my lipstick collection is by far my favourite. 
So I decided to start this LIPSTICK DIARIES, 
in which I will be featuring a FOTD every single day
featuring a different lipstick every time.
This series of posts will stop when I run out of lipsticks. 
For lipsticks that I cannot work on their own, 
I will be pairing them with other products, 
but I will try my best to display the lipsticks on their own. 
 
In this look I used NYX's matte lipstick in sweet pink. 
This is quite a new addition to my collection. 
Don't let the name mislead you, 
this is a purple, 
a pinky purple. 
It's nice and matte, but not my favourite colour. 
 
 
 
I paired this with a simple winged liner for a daytime look. 
But it's not my favourite look from this series, 
it's okay though. 








FACE
LA girl HD concealer in pure beige
Maybelline instant age rewind concealer in light
NYC bronzer in sunny
NYX blush in dusty rose*
Catrice prime and fine highlighting powder*

EYES
TFSI
Manhattan eyeshadow in Beige
Catrice absolute eye colour in Go! Charlie Brown!
Catrice intensif eye eyeshadow in Vanilla Sky Ride
Essence waterproof liquid eyeliner
La girl longlasting eyeliner in black frost
Catrice doll eye mascara*

EYEBROWS
Essence eyebrow stylist - dark side
Essence  lash and brow gel mascara

LIPS
NYX matte lipstick in sweet pink


*Products marked were sent to me for pr purposes
 
I hope you like it dolls!
 
 
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 :)

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Catrice Absolute Eye Colour Eyeshadow in 150 Metallicious [review w/ swatches!]



HELLO GUYS!!
I apologise for the overload of Catrice reviews lately.. 
but I've been trying a lot of their stuff 
and I'm AMAZED by the quality of this brand.. 
they have some seriously great stuff.. 
The spotlight today is on the Absolute Eye Colour in 150 Metallicious




PACKAGING
Sleek plastic packaging, 
have not had any problems,
and you can see the eyeshadows through it.
Brilliant


TEXTURE
Very creamy, not powdery at all.


LASTING POWER
This lasted all day without a base, 
just a primer on me.


PIGMENTATION
Extremely pigmented.


SHADES
A frosty silver colour


APPLICATION
I like to use this in a smokey eye.


I used this eyeshadow in the following look:
 





BOTTOM LINE
I love this eyeshadow,
greens look amazing on brown eyes and this one is just beautiful!


I hope you liked this review guys,
till the next post,
take care :D

Dyna
 xxx

FTC DISCLAIMER: I got this product for free for PR purposes, I am not being paid for this post and as always, I'm a 100% honest.

LIPSTICK DIARIES #12 | Jordana Natural ! + NEW HAIR!



HELLO GUYS!
I've started another series. 
It's like a FOTD ordeal but with a twist.
As you might know I'm a lipstick fanatic. I'm quite the collector, 
and out of all my makeup products, 
my lipstick collection is by far my favourite. 
So I decided to start this LIPSTICK DIARIES, 
in which I will be featuring a FOTD every single day
featuring a different lipstick every time.
This series of posts will stop when I run out of lipsticks. 
For lipsticks that I cannot work on their own, 
I will be pairing them with other products, 
but I will try my best to display the lipsticks on their own. 
 
In this look I used Jordana's matte lipstick in natural. 
It is a beautiful semi-matte peachy nude,
It's truly beautiful,
I'm sure it's going to be one of my most favourites lipsticks. 
The packaging breaks easily though, I don't really like that.
 
I paired this with a smokey eye
and the lipstick adds a pop of colour. 
I think you'd love this lipstick if you have a warm skintone. 











 
FACE
NYX HD foundation in warm sand
Maybelline age reiwnd concealer in light
LA girl HD concealer in pure beige
ELF studio concealer pencil and brush
Milani baked blush in luminoso
Catrice Prime and Fine Highlighting Powder*


EYES
TFSI
Catrice absolute eye colour palette in OMG I want that!
NYX single eyeshadow in black
Essence mono eyeshadow in blockbuster
LA girl semi permanent eyeliner in black frost
Catrice the giant mascara*
Catrice mini max mascara*

EYEBROWS
Essence eyebrow stylist - dark
Essence lash and brow gel mascara

LIPS
Jordana matte lipstick in natural



*Products marked were sent to me for pr purposes
 
I hope you like it dolls!
 
 
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 :)



Friday, November 16, 2012

LIPSTICK DIARIES #11 | Maybelline Pink Please !


HELLO GUYS!
I've started another series. 
It's like a FOTD ordeal but with a twist.
As you might know I'm a lipstick fanatic. I'm quite the collector, 
and out of all my makeup products, 
my lipstick collection is by far my favourite. 
So I decided to start this LIPSTICK DIARIES, 
in which I will be featuring a FOTD every single day
featuring a different lipstick every time.
This series of posts will stop when I run out of lipsticks. 
For lipsticks that I cannot work on their own, 
I will be pairing them with other products, 
but I will try my best to display the lipsticks on their own. 


In this look I used the Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Pink Please
This lipstick is discontinued, it's truly beautiful 
It's  MLBB colour, a apink with a coral tint to it.
Maybelline is, unfortunately, not cruelty free.
So I'm not the biggets fan of the brand. 
This is the first ever good quality lipstick I bought myself.

I paired this with natural makeup, 
for an all natural look.
 
 
P.S.
I dyed my hair dark brown! 
This is my last FOTD post with my blonde hair, in fact. 
then you'll be seeing my brunette face all over this blog. 
 To be honest, 
I was shocked, 
and I freaked out when I saw how dark the colour turned out, 
but I'm warming up to it.
I do, still miss my blonde hair though.











FACE
Maybelline age rewing concealer in light
LA girl pro conceal HD concealer in pure beige
Essence bronzing compact matt powder

EYES
TFSI
NYX single eyeshadows in skin tight, dark brown
Catrice intensif eye eyeshadow in vanilla sky ride
LA Girl endless semi permanent auto eyeliner in black frost
Catrice doll eye mascara*

EYEBROWS
Milani Brow tint pen in 01 natural taupe
Essence lash and brow gel mascara

LIPS
Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Pink Please (discontinued) 


*Products marked were sent to me for pr purposes
 
I hope you like it dolls!
 
 
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 :)