Sunday, March 31, 2013

LIPSTICK DIARIES #30| NYX tea rose ! + ABOUT NYX round lipsticks !



HEY DOLLS !

First of all .. HAPPY EASTER DOLLS !
 
 My readers often ask me about NYX round lipsticks.
I think they were the first bulk-lipstick order I ever made. 
I had 14 of them but now I have less.

The question is always : are they worth getting?
The answer is always: Yes, but not all. 

Why? They vary in texture/ finish / pigmentation. 
For example. some colours have a nice texture but a horrible finish. 
Out of the colours I always recommend is this one in the shade TEA ROSE. 
Why? because it is a mistake-proof rosy pink colour. 
Here goes my look !



 

FACE
MUA BB cream in medium
ELF maximum coverage concealer in porcelain
Catrice retouch light reflecting concealer
MUA matte perfect translucent loose powder
MUA mosaic bronzer in glow
MUA bronzed perfection
VIVO cosmetics blush and highlight in pink primrose

EYES
TFSI
ELF pressed eyeshadow in miss popular, bridal party
NYX single eyeshadow in dark brown, vanilla sky, black
Catrice intensif eye eyeshadow in vanilla sky ride
Essence longlasting eye pencil in black fever
Essence waterproof liquid eyeliner in black
Duo eyelash adhesive in waterproof
Individual lashes 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 14mm
Essence multi action best selling mascara

EYEBROWS
MUA pro eyebrow kit - top 2 shades

LIPS
NYX round lipstick in tea rose


I hope you like it!
- Should you have any requests let me know guys!
- 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, March 30, 2013

CATRICE Allround Concealer-Palette | review w/ swatches !



HELLO GUYS!

I got this palette so long ago,
 probably a year ago, or perhaps a bit less. 
I don't remember if I read reviews on it or not, 
but it was a best seller on the Catrice website
so I assumed it was good. 
But is it?

 





ABOUT THE PRODUCT
So shade-wise you get 5 colours: 3 beige concealers verging 
from fair, to medium, to tan. I would use the second one mixed with the first personally on 
me for a brightened look. 
I'll talk about these first. These need setting, 
and yet they still crease, 
even after setting, 
so you have to touch this one up as a concealer, 
but it's pretty decent. Coverage is medium, and it's not very buildable. 

Then you also get a green concealer and a pink one. 
The pink one is supposed to brighten your under eye area
and the green one is supposed to cover any redness.
But do they work?
No, I don't find these work. 
 They are far too sheer, excessively creamy and sloppy, 
need setting and need touching up. 
They are sheerer than the other beige concealers.




BOTTOM LINE
Even though this looked like it was going to be a promising concealer palette, 
this just didn't work for me. 
It's far too greasy for under eye areas and all over the face too. 
Didn't like it - don't recommend it. 

 That's it for this post!
and till the next.. take care!
Dyna
xx

 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 :)

Friday, March 29, 2013

False Eyelashes | Ebay | HT11 | review w/ photos !



HEY DOLLS!
I have another false eyelashes review today. 
I got these lot from ebay from this seller HERE for £1.99 !

I love false eyelashes, I love buying them and
wearing them, and I think they're awesome to glam up any look!

ABOUT THE FALSIES

They have a black band, which I find makes it harder to apply.
The band is not flexible,
and these lashes are a bit plasticy -
I still like them lots though.
I don't find them very flexible, so they're not the easiest to put on. 
As false eyelashes, they're consistent and 
have a good length to them, because they look quite natural.

BOTTOM LINE

I definitely like these lashes, 
I actually bought another 5,
but they are not very natural, so you'd need to work round these.

Anyway, that concludes this review , 
I hope you find this helpful and let me know what you think guys!
 Dyna
xx

 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, March 28, 2013

ELF NEW studio small stipple brush | review ! + MY AWESOME GIVEAWAY!



HELLO GUYS!

First of all I have a giveaway going on so go enter HERE:
It's a £200 - worth prize !



I love ELF brushes, 
and by love, 
I mean I looooooooooooooooove them!
I love the ones I have and I love trying new ones too.. 

I got the ELF small stipple brush quite recently, 
now the ELF stipple brush was the only brush from their studio line,
 that failed to deliver, for me.
But I still wanted to try this out.

You might want to check out the video below in which I featured this brush:
 



 

ABOUT THE PRODUCT
As always, sleek packaging from ELF, 
and very soft bristles. 
It comes with those fibre optic type of bristles, 
where the top is white and the rest is black.
As a brush, I love this for cream blush, 
especially with the ELF HD blush, 
because it really sheers out the product and blends it effortlessly in my skin. 

I also like to use it for liquid concealers, but I much prefer the ELF flawless concealer brush for that. 
I also like to use this for powder blush, but I much prefer my ELF mineral powder brush for that. 
I also like to use this for highlighting, but I prefer the way the ELF blush brush applies it.

The bristles were stained with the ELF HD blush, however, so I think you should know that. 

BOTTOM LINE
A great blush, especially for cream & liquid blushes. 
It's also good for powder, 
but it tends to apply very little product because of the way this brush is designed. 
RECOMMENDED!


That's it for this post dolls!
I hope you like it and take care!
- 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 :)

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

MY BIGGEST GIVEAWAY EVER !!



HELLO GUYS ! 
 I promised to do a huge giveaway when I hit the 1000 subscribers, 
and here goes the giveaway , 
which means I now have 1000 subscribers, 
thanks to all of you !!


Here's the giveaway video if you'd like to see the prizes (£200 worth!). 



WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO!

1. Be a YOUTUBE subscriber
2. Like THE GIVEAWAY video above
3. Like this blog post with your facebook account
4. Follow my blog with GFC / Bloglovin (http://xdynax.blogspot.com)
5. Comment below with your favourite LIPSTICK !


EXTRA ENTRIES

1. Join my facebook group (+ 3 extra entries)
2. Follow me on Twitter @Dyna25 & share this giveaway (+3 extra entries).
You can share everyday for an extra entry everyday.
3. Like my facebook page (+3 extra entries)
4.  Share this giveaway publicly on facebook & tag my page (@Dyna's Random Blog) (+ 3 extra entries ). You can share everyday for an extra entry everyday.


Winner is chosen with random.org and will be messaged privately on youtube. No reply within 2 days, another winner is chosen.
Giveaway ends in 4 weeks (24th April, 2013).
The Giveaway Prize is as is, no exchange for money.
You must be 18+ or have a permission to hand in your home address, should you win the giveaway.

 

 GOOD LUCK !


- DYNA
XXX



Tuesday, March 26, 2013

False eyelashes | Colorful Online | #507 | review w/ photos !



HEY DOLLS!
I have another false eyelashes review today. 
I got these lot from colorfulonline.com 
I also got brushes from their website which you can read about HERE.

I love false eyelashes, I love buying them and
wearing them, and I think they're awesome to glam up any look!



 

ABOUT THE FALSIES

They have an invisible band to them, 
which I like better than a black strip. 
I don't find them very flexible, so they're not the easiest to put on. 
As false eyelashes, they're consistent and 
are a tad long for me, like all lashes from ebay, so I cut of a few mms off. 
I love these lashes to add that natural length, 
my clients love these too, 
they look brilliant on the eyes. 




BOTTOM LINE

I definitely like these lashes, 
I do recommend them, and this website carries some awesome falsies
with free shipping, 
these are out of stock at the moment, 
but I'll definitely snatch another 10-pair box when they become available..
  because I love them !

Anyway, that concludes this review , 
I hope you find this helpful and let me know what you think guys!
 Dyna
xx

 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, March 25, 2013

BLOGGER DO's or DON'Ts !



HEY DOLLS !



OLD BANNER ALERT !


I want to tell you about DOs or DON'Ts of being a blogger.
This is based on what I think,
and if you disagree,
or have anything to add -
feel free to use the comment section below. 


#1.   If you discovered / found out / read about something from another blogger / guru .. DO share the love. It's only nice to thank someone for information that was passed on to you.

#2. If you want to use someone else's photo, DO share the link. If you don't it is not only unethical, it's illegal as it's considered stealing.

#3.  DO put a disclaimer on your blog / blog posts.. people like to know whether you've bought the product yourself and what is the reason behind your reviews. Being honest is the key to gaining your readers' trust. This is also something which should be done in the US due to FTC rules. (I'm not very informed about the subject, but I'm sure you'll find a lot of stuff about it if you google it.)

#4. DON'T go round asking companies that you have a blog and you want free products to review, so if you're doing anything, just introduce yourself. Companies offer opportunities for bloggers and gurus and that's when you make a move. If you're just into free products, blogging and youtube is not for you.

#5. Speaking of free products, if you do happen to get free products, DON'T hide anything from your readers. I have been sent products, and at times, I didn't like them. I never pretended to, I just said it in a civilised manner, no need to bash companies. Companies should respect your opinion, and in all honesty, I never had a company tell me to take down a review or contacting me because I said that I wouldn't really buy the item if it weren't free.

#6. DON'T copy someone's style. I mean, bloody hell, people are not stupid, you might like someone's certain way of doing something, but don't copy the whole lot. Adapt it to your own style.

#7. DO interact with other bloggers. Blogging is a community not a competition. Support other bloggers. I probably follow more blogs than they follow me. AH! and by the way - I'm not the type to spam the comment sections on blogs to follow back. Not that i have anything against it, but I don't do it.

#8. DO Brush up your English. I know I might sound rude,
 but honestly - if your English is not good enough, 
or you have a lot of basic mistakes, 
it looks unprofessional 
and it could make you look stupid. 
Write in your language, or make sure that people can understand what you're writing. 
I make mistakes, too - don't get me wrong. 
But your writing reflects on you and your personality. 
Making too many grammatical mistakes leaves a bad impression, 
unfortunately. 


#9. No bad comments.
YES. DON'T. ever! EVER! write bad comments. Should you need to give constructive feedback, 
be polite about it. Saying something rude, regardless if it's true or not, 
is impolite and makes you look like an idiot. Period. 


#10. DO remove the bloggers spam
This is not etiquette, really, it's just a strong suggestion, 
I personally hardly ever comment on blogs,
because you'd have to enter that spamming code ordeal. 
I took that off a long time ago, 
If I get spam comments, I delete them, 
my readers don't need to waste 10 seconds of their life proving they're not a robot. 
Not on my blog. 


These are mere suggestions,
and what I think is right and not right,
my opinion,
I would love to know yours,
and I hope this post helps!
- Dyna
xxx






Sunday, March 24, 2013

Catrice Ultimate Shine Lipstick in 140 Stop Light| review w/ swatches!



HELLO GUYS!
I'm head over heels in love with the Catrice Ultimate Colour lipstick range
but they also have another range: the Ultimate Shine. 
I only have one lipstick from this side of the collection, other than this one I will be
reviewing today. 
Overall this collection has too much frost too it, 
and has a tad too much creaminess to it. 
Read on to find out what I think about this lipstick.

ABOUT THE PRODUCT

Comes in sleek, mirror-like packaging, 
nothing to complain about here. Pretty impressed at first glance. 
This lipstick has no shimmer and no frost and it has a creamy/ glossy finish to it
 The shade is a blue toned red. 
Overall it's a nice lipstick and has a nice smell. 
But there's something I don't like in this lipstick. 
It's too sloppy and applies too much product on the lips, 
which makes the lipstick look a bit hard to wear. 




 


BOTTOM LINE

I love the colour, but I don't like the finish. 
The texture is creamy, granted, 
but it's too sloppy and it bleeds a lot. 
Not the best lipstick on the market. 
I prefer the Ultimate colour lipstick in step red up over this one. 
Shade-wise, I will post a post soon comparing the two.
.
Thanks for reading guys!!
And take care!!
:D

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 :)

Saturday, March 23, 2013

LIPSTICK DIARIES #29| Barry M Dolly Pink ! + what I think about individual lashes!



HELLO GUYS!

I have another Lipstick Diaries post today!
I was going for a wearable dewy overall look,
and I was inspired by Other Side of Cool's post
to put on some individual lashes on.
I've only tried them on once,
and wasn't a huge fan.
I've applied them on other people before
and I have no problem with that
but on me, it's much harder to get them sticking the right way,
because they kind of shift to wherever they want when I blink which is annoying,
to say the least.
But I like them, and I will be experimenting more with them.
 I even ordered 300 of them.


Anywho -
the lipstick in this look
is one of my favourites,
it's bright,
but wearable enough for daytime.
A beautiful blue toned barbie pink..
Just beautiful :)

 



FACE
MUA bb cream in medium 
Maybelline instant age rewind concealer in light
MUA bronzed perfection
Vivo cosmetics blush and highlighter primrose pink?
Catrice prime and fine highlighter

EYES
TFSI
Pupa diamond eyeshadow in 03
MUA matte eyeshadow in 16 
NYX single eyeshadow in vanilla sky, black
ELF mineral eyeshadow in natural 
Essence longlasting eye pencil in 01 black fever
Individual false eyelashes 8mm, 10mm, 12mm
Duo Lash Adhesive in Waterproof


EYEBROWS
Essence eyebrow stylist in brown
Essence lash and brow gel mascara

LIPS
Barry M lip paint in dolly pink


That's it for this post dolls, 
I hope you like it!
-and till the next..
 take care!
Dyna
xx

 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 :)

Friday, March 22, 2013

False eyelashes | Colorful Online | #011 | review w/ photos !



HEY DOLLS!
I have another false eyelashes review today. 
I got these lot from colorfulonline.com 
I also got brushes from their website which you can read about HERE.

I love false eyelashes, I love buying them and
wearing them, and I think they're awesome to glam up any look!


ABOUT THE FALSIES

They have an invisible band to them, 
which I like better than a black strip. 
I don't find them very flexible, so they're not the easiest to put on. 
As false eyelashes, they're consistent and 
are a tad long for me, like all lashes from ebay, so I cut of a few mms off. 
They're a bit too short for what I expected,
but I still like them for a volumised natural look.







BOTTOM LINE

I definitely like these lashes, 
I do recommend them, and this website carries some awesome falsies
with free shipping

Anyway, that concludes this review , 
I hope you find this helpful and let me know what you think guys!
 Dyna
xx

 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, March 21, 2013

LIPSTICK DIARIES #28| Sleek Papaya punch! + MUA matte perfect foundation UPDATE!



HELLO GUYS!

I have already done a lipstick diaries with papaya punch, 
but I love this lipstick colour and I've only worn it out once or twice, 
I love oranges and corals, 
and I still like to wear them in winter. 

I also want to tell you what I think about the MUA matte perfect foundation. 
But scroll on for that!






FACE
MUA matte perfect foundation in natural
LA girl pro conceal concealer in pure beige, classic ivory
MUA fixing spray
MUA bronzed perfection
VIVO cosmetics blush in sweet peach
NYX mosaic blush in highlight*

EYES
TFSI
Vivo cosmetics in pale gold
Wet n Wild Vanity palette
Essence matte eyeshadow in 19, 16
ELF liquid eyeliners in stardust, copper
Catrice gel eyeliner in black jack with jack black
Essence longlasting eye pencil in c'est la vie, black fever
MUA intense eye pencils in brown, white
ELF mineral eyeshadow in angelic
Catrice mini max mascara
Colorful Online lashes#507
Duo eyelash adhesive in waterproof

EYEBROWS
Catrice eyebrow stylist in date with ash ton
Essence eyebrow stylist in brown
Essence lash and brow gel mascara

LIPS
Sleek lipstick in papaya punch


MUA  matte perfect foundation UPDATE!


After applying it today, 
I've concluded I'm not the biggest fan of this foundation. 
I's not bad, don't get me wrong. 
But after seeing my whole finished look, 
there was something wrong when I looked in the mirror. 
My skin didn't look flawless. 
I don't have problematic skin, 
so I expect my skin to look flawless with foundation. 
This is not wowing me at all, 
it doesn't come close to my favourite NYX HD foundation. 

The shade natural suits me nicely, 
and I'll probably continue using this for daytime use. 

I'll give you my last update in the full review.

I hope you like this post, 
and let me know what you think!
-Dyna
xx


*pr products

 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 :)

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

BEST & WORST: CONCEALERS !



HEY DOLLS!

A couple of days ago I uploaded another best and worst video 
featuring concealers this time round. 






I hope you like it!
what product should I feature in my next best & worst video? 

- Dyna
xxx



Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Essence eyebrow stylist | review w/ swatches !



HELLO GUYS!
Last summer I picked up some eyebrow products to test out 
on my brows..
and find a perfect match
because I had been using dark colour on my brows, 
and they started to look unnatural with my blonde hair. 
This is one of the products I got. 




 

 


ABOUT THE PRODUCT
This is a dual-powder-shade type of thing. 
You get a dark shade, 
and a light shade. 
I find the light shade suits blondes perfectly
and the dark suits brunettes perfectly. 
I used to use the light shade when my hair was blonde, 
and when I darkened my hair I started using the dark side. 
Now that my hair's lighter, I'm mixing the two or just sticking to dark, 
depending on the look and my mood, I guess.
The packaging on this is not all that nice. It comes on plastic type of packaging 
that reminds me of chocolate holders in chocolate boxex, 
not firm at all. 
You also need to scoop everything out everytime you want to use this
and this comes with an instruction manual and 
3 eyebrow stencils too, which I never use. 










BOTTOM LINE
Even though at first I though this was powdery
and not all that pigmented, 
this works wonders on my brows
and with the light shade, 
I once reconstructed a client's eyebrows, 
pretty good!
Recommended, but I don't like the packaging. 


 That's it for this post dolls!
I hope you like it and take care!
- 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 :)