Thursday, February 28, 2013

MUA & ELF 50% OFF HAUL [ over £100 worth!] *100th video*



HELLO GUYS!

I have just uploaded a combined haul (featuring ELF & MUA )
with products I got from their 50% off promotions. 

I filmed my video with natural lighting an I'd love to know what you think!

-Dyna
xx


Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Green Tea Polyphenols Hand Moisturiser | review w/ swatches !



HELLO GUYS!
So around a month and a half ago
 Born Pretty Store contacted me to test some product on their website.
They decided to send me a hand moisturiser. 
And given that it's winter and my hand are dry like crazy
this is a perfect time to review it.
I even have a coupon code for you all, so scroll down for that!






 



ABOUT THE PRODUCT 
The product is thick and creamy, lovely texture. 
Not greasy and absorbs rather easily. 
It hydrates and moisturises, 
and the scent is quite a nice fresh one but it's not strong or disturbing. 
I like that it comes in a squeezy tube
as it's more hygienic this way. 

BOTTOM LINE
This is a nice hand moisturiser, 
great is you suffer from super dry hands like myself.

You can get this from HERE. They have a ton of other nail, beauty and cosmetic stuff!
USE COUPON CODE: XDYW10 FOR 10% OFF!


I hope you like it and let me know what you think guys!
- Dyna
xxx

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


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

NYX matte lipstick in MLS09 Natural | review w/ swatches!




HELLO GUYS!
I had originally fell in love with the NYX matte lipstick, and I still am, 
but then I decided to buy a couple more shades. 

I actually featured these in a video which you can check out below. 


Today I will be focusing on Natural



PACKAGING
Sleek black packaging, with a see-through part. 
Risky packaging, if I might say, 
because packaging similar to this is quite hard to master. 
It often looks cheap and unappealing. 
But this one doesn't.


TEXTURE
A silky-smoothe texture,
that glides onto your lips like a dream.


PIGMENTATION
VERY pigmented. 
It might even stain your lips after some time.



SCENT
No detectable scent.


FINISH
Matte. 
totally matte. 
But not drying or anything.




LASTING POWER 
Needs reapplying after several hours (around 5)
but lasts a very long time. 

SHADE
A nude pink mauve shade




BOTTOM LINE
Even though I like the shade and formula, I don't find myself reaching for this, 
it's definitely a nice colour for asian skintones, though. 
It reminds me of NYX round lipstick in Thalia, which I don't like, 
but I know a lot of people like it.


That's it for this post!
Hope this was helpful!

Take care dolls !

Dyna

 xxx

 FTC DISCLAIMER: I am not paid to do this post. I bought the products 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 :)

Monday, February 25, 2013

Tutorial using only MUA UNDRESSED eyeshadow palette | Neutral is not boring, unless you are.



HELLO GUYS!

I recently uploaded a makeup tutorial using the MUA undressed palette 
which is so fabulous, I only used 1 brush for the whole eyeshadow look! 

Check it out below!
- Dyna

xxx


Sunday, February 24, 2013

My 1000th post, NEWS! & NYX matte lipstick in MLS13 Angel | review w/ swatches!]




HELLO GUYS!

 This is my 1000th post woohooo!
So as you can / will notice there's going to be some changes round here.
I have been taking better photos, I will be watermarking all my blog photos as well.
I changed the blog layout and is filming videos in better lighting.
There will be a huge giveaway when I hit the 1000 subscribers on my youtube channel,
so stay tuned for that!

Anyway
I had originally fell in love with the NYX matte lipstick in perfect red, and I still am, 
but then I decided to buy a couple more shades. 

I actually featured these in a video which you can check out below. 


Today I will be focusing on Angel



PACKAGING
Sleek black packaging, with a see-through part. 
Risky packaging, if I might say, 
because packaging similar to this is quite hard to master. 
It often looks cheap and unappealing. 
But this one doesn't.


TEXTURE
A silky-smoothe texture,
that glides onto your lips like a dream.


PIGMENTATION
VERY pigmented. 
It might even stain your lips after some time. 


SCENT
No detectable scent.


FINISH
Matte. 
totally matte. 
But not drying or anything. 




LASTING POWER 
Needs reapplying after several hours (around 5)
but lasts a very long time. 


SHADE
A pinky coral.More pink that coral though.







BOTTOM LINE
Even though I like the shade and formula, I don't find myself reaching for this, 
perhaps I will do in spring / summer since it's more of a shade that reminds me of those seasons.


That's it for this post!
Hope this was helpful!

Take care dolls !

Dyna

 xxx

 FTC DISCLAIMER: I am not paid to do this post. I bought the products 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, February 23, 2013

LIPSTICK DIARIES #22 | MUA OK.com + NEW PRODUCTS Initial Impressions!



HELLO GUYS!
I have recently received so many new products in the mail, 
and I've been experimenting with a couple of them. 
So I decided to do a kind of collective post telling you my initial impressions of them. 

Products featured are mainly MUA, because I got a ton of their stuff 
with the 50% off + free shipping offer, 
 but I do have an ELF product included as well.


 


FACE
MUA bb cream in medium
MUA cover and conceal in fair 
ELF maximum coverage concealer
MUA bronzed perfection
MUA mosaic bronzer
MUA matte perfect loose powder
ELF healthy glow bronzing powder in luminance


EYES
TFSI 
NYX single eyeshadow in skin tight, vanilla sky ride
MUA matte eyeshadow in #17, 19
MUA artiste palette - pistachio, ice, grape
MUA undressed palette - shade 6
Catrice precision eye pencil in silver stallone, gold me tight!
Essence longlasting eye pencil in 01 black fever
Milani liquid eyeliner in everlast
 Covergirl lash blast mascara


EYEBROWS
 MUA matte eyeshadow in #19
Essence lash and brow gel mascara


LIPS
MUA lip boom in Ok.com


INITIAL IMPRESSIONS!



MUA bb cream in medium

I haven't tried all that many tinted moisturiser or bb creams,but I heard great things about 
this one so I decided to get it with the 50% off. 
It feel very creamy on the face, and I didn't find the need to set this on my dry skin either. 
I quite like it. 
I have medium, and it seems to suit me just right, it has a neutral, slightly yellowi-ish undertone. 


MUA cover and conceal in fair 

This is a medium  coverage concealer, I have it in shade fair, 
and even though it blends quite easily, it doesn't provide me enough coverage. 
It has a slight yellow undertone to it,
and it needs to be set. 
On the brightside, it does look quite natural on the skin. 


ELF maximum coverage concealer

This reminds me of the other concealer I have mentioned up here, 
It has medium (but buildable!) coverage.
It is not the greatest concealer in the world, it doesn't hide my under eye circles all that well, but it does look natural on my skin and it blends fairly easily. I have shade porcelain and it has a slight yellow undertone, too

 

 

 

MUA mosaic bronzer

I got this to use as a blush because I read somewhere it gives a nice peachy tint, 
it's nice on the cheeks, 
but I still need to try it as a bronzer.



MUA matte perfect loose powder

A nice powder, it is not overly loose like the ELF HD blush, 
it's not as finely milled either, 
but it has a slight yellow undertone which I love, 
and it does the job just right.



MUA matte eyeshadows in #17, 19

I quite like these two shades, and I used shade 19 on my brows too in this look. 
I enjoy using them, 
they're a tad powdery, though.



MUA artiste palette

A lovely palette. I haven't used all the products, 
but this, I'm quite sure, will be quite handy in summer 
when I need to carry very little makeup round.
The eyeshadows are nice, a tad powdery but nicely pigmented, 
and the bronzer and blushes are quite nice too. 


MUA lip boom in ok.com

 I love these lip booms, I have all shades now,
 and this is one of my favourites definitely, it has a smooth texture and yet it's dry. 
I just adore it. 
It is a lightened peachy nude. 
I don't care for the gloss. 




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

Friday, February 22, 2013

Neutrals are not boring, unless you are.


HELLO GUYS!
I have always been a huge fan of neutral makeup, 
every now and then I tend to put some colour on my face, 
just because it's fun, 
but neutrals are just so beautiful, 
and so wearable. 
I want to show you what I wore for a relaxed night out.








FACE
NYX HD foundation in 03 natural
Revlon photoready concealers in 001 fair, 003 light medium
MUA bronzed perfection
NYX blush in peach
ELF healthy glow bronzing powder in luminance

EYES
TFSI
MUA pearl eyeshadow 11
Essence mono eyeshadow in blockbuster
NYX single eyeshadow in dark brown, black, vanilla sky
Milani liquif eye eyeliner
Covergirl lash blast mascara waterproof very black
Catrice 2 in 1 evolution to revolution mascara
Collection 2000 dazzling glitter gel liner in funk
MUA intense glitter eyeliner in silver sparkle

EYEBROWS
NYX single eyeshadow in dark brown
Essence lash and brow gel mascara

LIPS
Catrice ultimate colour in frozen rose

That's it for this post, 
I hope you guys like it!
- Dyna

xxx



 FTC DISCLAIMER: I am not paid to do this post. I bought the products 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 :)


Thursday, February 21, 2013

Essence colour & go nail polish in #107 Naughty and Pink! | review w/ swatches !



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.




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 two coats for maximum colour payoff.



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 bright medium pink, no shimmer



I hope this post was helpful, 
and till the next post, 
take care!
Dyna
xxx

FTC Disclaimer: I got this item for free at the Bloggers Event at PharmaMT (importers for Essence and Catrice).  I am not being paid for this post, nor am I obliged to do videos/ posts featuring their products. My loyalty is always towards my subscribers. I would never avoid saying something just because I got an item for free.