Friday, May 31, 2013

Pupa Milano Multiplay Eyeliner in #09 Black | Review w/ Swatches !




HELLO GUYS!
A few months ago PUPA sent me a few products and this is one of them. 
Normally PUPA sends me LE products, but by the time I get to review them
(I take my time, OKay - Don't judge)
The LE is almost unavailable. 

Anywho, this time round they sent me two products from their permanent collection
and one from their 50s Dream LE (which btw is sooo worth checking out - 
I've seen stands all over the place, and they look so gorgeous!). 

This one is their new Multiplay Eyeliner in the shade 09, 
which is the black one. 
They have other shades too, so you might want to check those out as well.




ABOUT THE PRODUCT

This eyeliner is ultra creamy - it reminds me of one of my fav eyeliners in terms of creaminess.
(now discontinued - from Catrice - the precision eye pencil)
Its in a pencil form, so you'll need to sharpen this up. 
It doesn't bother me though, only takes me like .. 20 seconds. 
It's REALLY black. So if you're looking for colour intensity... this is for you!
 As far as lasting power goes - it stays, but not on the lower lashline, 
you'll need to powder the lower lashline, 
but it stays on the top lashline.





I smudged it in this look



BOTTOM LINE

 BRILLIANT eyeliner, it has grown to be one of my fav eyeliners in my collection, 
and that says a lot. 
DEFINITELY worth checking out. 
The only downside is that if you're not used to ultra-creamy very pigmented liners, 
you might find this a tad challenging.

I hope you like this post
and you find this helpful,
Dyna

xx 

FTC Disclaimer: I got these free from pupa Milano Malta, I am not affiliated with the brnd and my reviews are, as always, a 100% honest.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

MUA Alexandra Burke Lip Boom in It's a Situation | review w/ swatches !



HELLO GUYS!

This is one of the products from MUA that used to lure me, 
and yet push me away.
Two reasons: 
WANT the lipstick
HATE the gloss
I know, I know, 
How could I know? When I hadn't even tried it. 
Well - I had looked up swatches, 
and the gloss has glitter / shimmer in it, which, I hate in my lipsticks / glosses.

ABOUT THE PRODUCT

So it's not rocket science to know these are dual ended. 
One end has a lipstick, the other has a gloss.
The lipsticks are semi-matte, but still apply very creamy on the lips. 
Again, I don't care for the gloss, but I should tell you, 
the glosses are not unique for every lipstick, 
it's duplicated in the lipsticks,
for example Ok.com and O.M.G have the same lipgloss. 
The glosses have a gritty texture. 
But trust me, they're worth getting for the sake of the lipsticks.
The writing on the packaging started to wear off, 
and I hated that they had tapes sealing the lipstick because it gets kind 
of icky overtime.
 The lipstick has a sweet faint vanilla scent and the gloss has a strong vanilla scent. 
The shade is a deep berry red






 


BOTTOM LINE

Love it! Love it!
I can't recommend these lipsticks any further.
Definitely worth getting. 
For 3 pounds, this is a steal !

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 :)

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

MUA intense eyeliner in bright orange | review w/ swatches !




HELLO GUYS!

As you probably know,
I got so many MUA products recently with their promotional codes..
and these liners have been in my collection for over 3 months now -
and I have had the opportunity to test them out throughout these three months.









Here's what I think -

 

ABOUT THE PRODUCT

Sleek, nice packaging. Sharpener is built-in in the cap,
which could be a disadvantage
because it may lead to the eyeliner drying up.
 The actual eyeliner is creamy and quite pigmented.
It needs setting, so it is not longlasting on its own,
but they're great to be used as bases, which is what I bought them for. 
 It does draw on the waterline, but doesn't last due to the creaminess. 
The shade is a bright orange, no shimmer. Very impressed with the pigmentation on this one.

BOTTOM LINE

A great eyeliner to use as a base or to powder,
it's quite creamy, 
and they have some really nice colours to choose from.
If you're looking for bases / looking for a cheap eyeliner
which you won't mind powdering.
I personally prefer using this eyeliner on the lips.


I hope this somehow helps. 
Remember - make up is art
If you think you can rock it don't let anyone tell you it doesn't look good. 
- Dyna 
xx

FTC DISCLAIMER: I am not paid to do this post. I bought the products myself for my personal use unless stated otherwise and I am not affiliated with any company. Everything I said in this post is my genuine honest opinion

Monday, May 27, 2013

Essence Multi Action Waterproof Black 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, 
but I like trying out new ones.

This is a relatively new mascara from Essence. 
And by relatively new, 
I mean it was launched almost a year ago.

ABOUT THE MASCARA

The wand is nothing special. Not the darkest of blacks, but not a light one either. 
The wand is not flexible and the formula is more on the dry side. 
I wouldn't really say it's a 100% waterproof.
You see - for me, for a mascara to be waterproof, 
it needs to be non-smudgeable when wet. 
And this one doesn't fit that category. 
It is smudgeable when wet, 
but it is still water resistant, 
because unless you don't rub your eyes when wet, 
this mascara is not going anywhere. 
It lasts a long time, 
and even though the mascara didn't quite wow me,
it gave me a nice curl, and kept the lift on my lashes.
I didn't find it gave me any length or volume.

BOTTOM LINE

I don't mean to say it's a bad product,
not at all.
In fact if you're interested in getting a waterproof mascara,
or a natural mascara that gives you a nice curl,
I'd actually recommend it.
But I expect more from my mascaras.
And I much prefer the Catrice the giant mascara or the mini max one.


I hope you find this review helpful guys!
Let me know what you think below!
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.


Sunday, May 26, 2013

PUPA Milano 50'S Dream Color Touch Highlighter | Review w/ Swatches !





HELLO GUYS!
A few months ago PUPA sent me a few products and this is one of them. 
Normally PUPA sends me LE products, but by the time I get to review them..
(I take my time, OKay - Don't judge)
the LE is almost unavailable. 

Anywho, this time round they sent me two products from their permanent collection
and one from their 50s Dream LE (which btw is sooo worth checking out - 
I've seen stands all over the place, and they look so gorgeous!).

This one is from the Limited Edition, it's their summer edition,
and it's called a Highlighter.
It's also described as a Maxi Illuminator with a Bonne-Mine Effect on their website
but you need to forget about this being a highlighter / illuminator.
It's a blush.







ABOUT THE PRODUCT

So as I said, it's basically a blush, a beautiful peachy pink blush with a slightly frosty pearly finish.
It reminds me of NYX's blush in peach which is one of my favourite blushes of all time.
Texture-wise it has a slightly chalky / powdery texture to it, but applies like a dream.
And the colour is suitable for light to medium skin tones,
it might show up ashy on darker skintones.





BOTTOM LINE

LOVE this blush!
I don't use it daily,
but it truly is a gorgeous one.




I hope you like this post
and you find this helpful,
Dyna

xx 

FTC Disclaimer: I got these free from pupa Milano Malta, I am not affiliated with the brnd and my reviews are, as always, a 100% honest.

Friday, May 24, 2013

MUA Lipstick in Bare #14 | Review w/ Swatches !




HEY DOLLS!
I think one of the highly raved products from MUA are their lipsticks,
and I definitely think they deserve the hype
because they only cost £1 and they have such amazing quality to them.
Now one shade varies from another, and of course shade-wise I have my own preferences.

This one is shade 14 - Bare, and it is quite difficult to find available in stock.



ABOUT THE PRODUCT

Bare is a beautiful peachy nude colour.
It's not a wash-me-out nude,
 not on my medium skintone.
But it is a beautiful colour indeed.
The texture is very creamy and feels moisturising on the lips -
don't expect hydration from the lipstick,
but it's perfect for those days when you have chapped lips
and you're looking for a forgiving lipstick.
 The packaging is really nice,
durable and it shows the colour (which opens and seems to have extra product).
 It smells nice, like a vanilla sweet scent.



 

 

BOTTOM LINE

I love this lipstick.
 I highly recommend it to anyone who is of light - medium skintone
for a beautiful nude with that peachy tint.


  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.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Why I haven't been posting lately ..



HEY DOLLS
So these past few days I haven't been posting on my blog, 
for multiple reasons, you see. 


I know this might seem like it's a moment of defeat, 
but it's not. 

Quite a few things have happened these past few weeks. 

I discovered a blog who has been stealing my blog posts and reposting them.
I have been contacting blogger and trying to shut the whole thing down. 
But so far, they've only removed selected posts. 
That's been by far the most discouraging ordeal so far. 
For me to spend hours typing out blog posts and taking photos and what not, 
and someone reposting them is just so heartbreaking. 
And the most thing that bugs me - is that the blog is still running and 
he or she still has my posts up. 
I've reported the person for impersonation now, and I'm waiting for them to shut the blog up, 
hopefully and FINALLY. 

I changed my domain, which brought about soooo many issues with redirections and what not. 
And now, the facebook like is rejecting likes, and the blog link is not recognised on facebook, 
I've spent hours trying to fix it, and nothing. 
I've been trying to contact facebook about it,
and it's been so hard trying to debug the issue and report it.

Why don't I post now?
I sometimes do, but not as much as I used to, because I'm trying to fix the problems first.
Also - it's harder blogging with the issues, because feedback is not like it used to be,
and it's hard to track what posts my viewers are enjoying and what they would rather not read.

Oh and I also have another problem -
because I post daily, I often get regarded as a spammer by facebook,
because I post on makeup groups as well.
You see - the people behind facebook are making facebook an advertising machine. 
In fact - everyone who has a fan page knows that the posts don't get visible to all your likes. 
Only people who often view your posts from the ticker application
get your updates. 
But in order for my viewers to get the posts I post, I have to pay money for advertising. 
I understand that big corporations don't find this an issue, because it's an effective method of advertising. 
But I don't have a budget for advertising, 
My blog is non-profitable, and I can't afford to pay for advertising.
My blog is my hobby, not my business. 
Darn you facebook. 


So that basically sums it up.
If you know how I can fix these issues please let me know,
I even contacted local web designers to help me out,
but they've been telling me to redesign the whole thing using their package or what not.
That's not my issue,
my layout's working just fine.

Anyway -
thank you for reading,
and I apologise for not posting as frequently but I hope it makes you understand :)


- Dyna
xx

Monday, May 20, 2013

MUA Glitter Eyeliner in Shade 8 | Review w/ Swatches !




HELLO GUYS!
I'm in love with glitter eyeliners
and when I found out MUA has their own glitter liners,
I decided to get me some.

This one is Shade 8




ABOUT THE PRODUCT

The packaging is quite a typical one,
like a liquid eyeliner ordeal.
The wand is nice but picks up quite a limited amount of product.
The glitter liner itself,
doesn't have enough product to be honest
(1.6g to be exact).
The formula of these liners vary.
From super watery to super dry.
This one's super watery.
They don't stay on much and they can ruin your eyeshadow when they're watery.
This one has beautiful green glitter.



 

 

BOTTOM LINE

As much as I love MUA,
this didn't deliver much for me.
Even though the glitter is actually beautiful,
 the formula is too watery and too hard to work with.


  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, May 17, 2013

ESSENCE splash proof eyeliner pen | review w/ swatches ! - The perfect applicator!






HELLO GUYS!

I'm not sure if this was a LE product or not, 
I kind of lost count with Essence, 
I haven't been to a stand in ages and I
got this last summer when we had the Bloggers Event. 
 So if you have any info about whether this is available or not, please let me know!





ABOUT THE PRODUCT

I'd like to start by saying I'm not a huge fan of eyeliner pens.
They tend to dry quickly and they tend to be not so longlasting either. 
It's kind of super hard to find a good one. 
 This IS a good one. I LOVE the tip, 
gosh I love the tip!!!
It makes it so easy to create a winged liner and everything you'd like to recreate. 
The pigmentation is definitely there 
and it's longlasting 
BUT
it's NOT waterproof, 
and it's not suitable for aged women because it does settle into fine lines
as you're applying it.


BOTTOM LINE

A great eyeliner pen, 
I definitely enjoy this one, and FYI I have had this since last summer and it hasn't dried since!! 



I hope you like it!
- Should you have any requests let me know guys!
- 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.