Sunday, June 30, 2013

MUA Alexandra Burke Lip Boom in OK.com | 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 lovely light nude with a peachy undertone. 








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 :)

Friday, June 28, 2013

NYX Ultra Pearl Mania in LP05 Charcoal Pearl | Review w/ Swatches !



HEY DOLLS !

I have had these NYX ultra pearl manias for quite a few months
and I figured it's about time I review them.


ABOUT THE PRODUCT

Holds a huge amount of eyeshadow in here, 
however it's a bit impractical to use because the opening 
of where you get eyeshadow is too small. 
Also - there is no sifter, it's not something that really bothers me, 
but you'd have more control over the product that goes out. 
The texture is fine, but still a tad powdery. 
It applies quite nicely especially if applied with water. 
The finish is a frosty / pearl one and the shade is a grey- charcoal shade.


BOTTOM LINE

I quite enjoy these lot, and this shade is a beautiful one, 
especially when paired with other shades for a smokey eye.

 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.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

VIVO cosmetics Pearl Eyeshadow in Aquamarine | Review w/ Swatches !


HELLO GUYS!

I've been so lazy these past few days but today
 I made it a point to sort out some blog reviews. 
I can't believe I've finally come round to do it,
but I guess I'm starting to discipline myself better. 
#you can applaud now :)

Anywho - today's review is going to be about a Vivo eyeshadow. 
I have had these eyeshadows for a while but I wanted to thoroughly test them out 
before I write anything about them. 

ABOUT THE PRODUCT

Packaging-wise, these eyeshadows are quite sleek-looking
 and I have not had any problems with the packaging. 
Except for one eyeshadow which was a tad too difficult to open. 
Texture-wise these eyeshadow vary A LOT. So one shade varies from the other. 
Even when it comes to texture and pigmentation. 
This one - AQUAMARINE - has quite a nice texture to it, but is too powdery. It's amazingly pigmented and it's a beautiful teal shade.

BOTTOM LINE

I like this one, even though it's powdery, 
but the shade is gorgeous. 

 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, June 26, 2013

REVIEW | SKINFOOD Avocado Leave in Hair Treatment Fluid !



HELLO GUYS!

As I have said before, I'm a sucker for nice hair products,
I like buying them (not the paying part though, I must say) and I like using them. After I wash my hair, I apply like 6 products in my hair. This is one of them.


ABOUT THE PRODUCT


This is a lovely hair treatment type of thing, like a leave in conditioner. It has a nice pump to it, and probably the one complaint about this product is that it pumps too little. The packaging is sleek, and the texture is very creamy. I apply this on my wet hair and sometimes on my dry hair to tame the frizz and for a finished polished look. It has some nourishing properties to it which is great and I like the smell. It doesn't leave a sticky residue on my hand or hair.


 

 BOTTOM LINE


A great product. I will happily repurchase, and I highly recommend this. This is one of the products that has helped my hair feel better and stay healthy, so I definitely like 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.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

NYX matte lipstick in MLS13 Angel | 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 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 beautiful coral pink



BOTTOM LINE
Even though I like the shade and formula, I don't find myself reaching for this 
very often. It's a lovely colour, but I should be reaching for this in summer / spring time.


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, June 24, 2013

Revlon Lip Butter in Creamsicle | Review w/ Swatches !



HELLO GUYS!

I'm sure you've heard of the Revlon lip butters by now. If no - it's been raved about by many youtube gurus and bloggers. A lot of bloggers have claimed that this is the new thing, a revolutionary product and what not. Do I agree?






ABOUT THE PRODUCT


First of all. No I don't agree with it being this revolutionary product, and the whole "it's like nothing I've ever tried" I don't get. I don't want to sound like I'm bashing the product, though because it's still a great product. To me, this is a sheer glossy lipstick, it has something of a glaze finish. It is not sticky, and feels rather nice on the lips. I don't find it moisturising or hydrating, but it's not drying either. The product has a tendency to melt if left in direct sunlight, so be careful with that and the packaging is quite nice, and colour coded depending on the lipstick which makes the shades easier to find. The shade is a sheer peachy nude, truly lovely, just my type of thing.




BOTTOM LINE


I quite like these lip butters. I do think they're overrated, though. They're nice to have and I use them quite a lot. I'm glad I got them but in all honesty I prefer my other lipsticks. I'm not really a fan of tinted lip balms or sheer lipsticks. But that's just me, it's still a nice product. I reach for this one quite a lot, compared to my other lip butters, it's just my shade.




 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.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

MUA 3 in 1 Extreme Contour Liner | Review w/ Swatches !



HELLO GUYS!

I think this is one of the most intriguing MUA products. 
The idea of having a 3 in 1 "contour liner" makes you want to try it, 
at least that's what made me want to try it. 
I got shade black, so that's the only one I will be talking about.



ABOUT THE PRODUCT
This product is essentially a twist up angle-shaped eyeliner. 
It needs setting and it is not the most intense shade of black. 
It's good to use as a base. 
Very creamy to apply, 
and packaging is quite nice. 










1 swipe, 2 swipes, multiple swipes


wiped with a dry tissue, 1 swipe


after some rubbing with a dry tissue

BOTTOM LINE
A nice-to-have product. 
I like to use this as a base for a smokey eye 
especially because it kind of fades to a deep charcoal shade when you spread this out with your finger. 
I wouldn't recommend using this as a liner, 
unless you set this. 
Not for the waterline, not for tightlining. 

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 :)

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

VIVO cosmetics Pearl Eyeshadow in Espresso | Review w/ Swatches !




HELLO GUYS!

I've been so lazy these past few days but today
 I made it a point to sort out some blog reviews. 
I can't believe I've finally come round to do it,
but I guess I'm starting to discipline myself better. 
#you can applaud now :)

Anywho - today's review is going to be about a Vivo eyeshadow. 
I have had these eyeshadows for a while but I wanted to thoroughly test them out 
before I write anything about them.


ABOUT THE PRODUCT

Packaging-wise, these eyeshadows are quite sleek-looking
 and I have not had any problems with the packaging. 
Except for one eyeshadow which was a tad too difficult to open. 
Texture-wise these eyeshadow vary A LOT. So one shade varies from the other. 
Even when it comes to texture and pigmentation. 
This one - ESPRESSO - is insanely chalky and powdery,  but it's amazingly pigmented and  you can work around it. It's a beautiful metallic / glittery warm brown.


 

BOTTOM LINE

I like this one but the texture is indeed super powdery and chalky. 
I like using this for brown smokey eyes.

 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, June 18, 2013

MUA Glitter Eyeliner in Shade 7 | 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 7


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 purple 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.
These have so far been taken down off the website. 



 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.