Saturday, August 31, 2013

NYX EXCLUSIVE BLOGGERS PREVIEW!


HEY DOLLS!
Last Wednesday I went to the NYX exclusive bloggers preview - 
even though the shop has been open for a couple of days, 
but it was a fun event - and after years of online shopping 
I could see the whole range of NYX products in person!



I swear it's more fun than I ever thought it would be. 
The prices are similar to the prices on the NYX UK WEBSITE - only they're at times
cheaper but you'd have to bear in mind there are shipping costs on the NYX website. 

They have such a huge variety of makeup - no need to tell you about that though,
NYX is quite famous already so I'm not going to bore you with the details -

I'll just show you a few photos.
In case you're wondering it's located opposite Morgan at Tower Road, Sliema.
and they have 3 floors total.

It was such a fun event- got to catch up with some of the other bloggers because
it's been a long while since we had a meet up
and we even got a goody bag.

They have cute shopping baskets which they hang out whilst shopping - they're adorable!

I got some other items too because I just couldn't resist- but I cannot open them yet because I need to set up my vanity area before I start filming. So I'll show you what I got in a future video
(which will be a couple of months from now - because as you might know -
I'm unable to film at the moment, so all the videos I'm posting at the moment have been filmed a couple of months ago.)




 SHOPPING BAG! :D




 


  GOODY BAG!

 
with some of the other bloggers

with all of the other bloggers - photo credit: Passion to Beauty http://passiontobeauty.blogspot.com

That's it for this post -
and stay tuned for the next !
- Dyna
xxx



Friday, August 30, 2013

ESSENCE quattro eyeshadow in 01 CIAO BELLA! | Review w/ Swatches !



HEY DOLLS!

I have had this eyeshadow palette for quite a while now,
I got this in a swap actually..
and I'm pretty sure this got discontinued,
because in all honesty - I lost count with Essence and Catrice products. 
Now sometimes, companies discontinue products that are worth discontinuing. 
Was this one of them?
 

ABOUT THE PRODUCT

The eyeshadow are nicely pigmented and quite buttery,
but a tad powdery, too. 
The shades are such a beautiful combination - 
I've done my whole eye makeup using just these eyeshadows.
There are two light shades and two brown shades. 
None of the shades are matte but the finishes vary. 
The eyeshadow shades include: 
A cream slightly glittery colour, 
A frosty peachy shade, 
A satin cool toned brown shade 
A glittery warm toned brown shade

BOTTOM LINE

I quite like this eyeshadow palette,
I don't get why they discontinued this palette, 
but it's quite a nice eyeshadow palette. 

 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, August 28, 2013

MUA Love Hearts Sweet Kiss Lip Balm | Review w/ Swatches !



HEY DOLLS!

I hope you're having a great day.. 
I have already reviewed one of these -
you can check out the review HERE
And I loved it so much I got a second shade!

 

 

 

ABOUT THE PRODUCT

This is part of a line from the MUA range. 
It says it's a lip balm, 
but it's more of a tinted lip conditioner if you ask me. 
I don't find it has any hydrating qualities, 
but it feels nice and soothing on the lips, 
making it the perfect texture for summer. 
The packaging reminds me of the Sleek Pout Polishes, 
and even size-wise, they're more or less similar. 
They also open with screw-like packaging, just like the Sleek ones. 
I have tried the Sleek ones, 
and as much as the Sleek ones are raved about, 
I think these lot are better for my tastes. 
If I buy a tinted lip balm, I expect a tinted lip balm, not a stain. 
The Sleek ones sometimes act as a stain, 
which I get can be something positive - but I don't like that in a tinted lip balm. 
It has a lovely vanilla scent, similar to the Sleek ones, too. 
Sweet Kiss is a beautiful sheer cool toned pink which fits my liking very well. 

BOTTOM LINE

I LOVE this lip balm! 
The shade is gorgeous and the formula is to die for!
It costs £2 but got it for £1 with a 50% OFF offer!


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, August 27, 2013

LIPSTICK DIARIES #49 | VIVO Sweet Dreams + Eye Look #3 feat VIVO Dreamy Palette !



HEY DOLLS ! 
I have recently made an order off VIVO cosmetics with their 50% OFF + FREE SHIPPING
and I got some stuff I've been eying for a while to test out. 
I did this eye look with  the matte shades from VIVO's colour block eyeshadow palette in Dreamy, 
which I got in this same order for just £1.99 (It originally costs £3.99)
and I used VIVO's NEW lip crayon stain in Sweet Dreams.



 

FACE

No7 BB cream in medium**
Essence soft mousse makeup in 04 matt ivory
NYC bronzer in sunny
Catrice defining blush in 010 Toffee Fairy*

EYES

Vivo Colour Block eyeshadow palette in Dreamy (shades: clay, neutral, night, tease, sand)
Catrice 2 in 1 revolution to evolution mascara*

EYEBROWS

Essence eyebrow designer in light brown
Catrice lash brow designer*

LIPS

VIVO colour lip crayon stain in Sweet Dreams


*products sent for pr purposes
**gifts

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.


Monday, August 26, 2013

WEEKLY DIARY ROUND UP #10




HEY DOLLS!
It's Monday so it's time for the weekly post round up !
Without further ado -
here's what I posted last week!

MONDAY

I posted my weekly diary post last Monday. 
It featured makeup looks, reviews and
videos.  Check it out HERE!

 
 



TUESDAY 

So on Tuesday I was a bit naughty and didn't post my daily post
 - which is why on Wednesday I posted two.

WEDNESDAY


MUA NEW Cover and Conceal | Review w/ Swatches ! 

 Check out my review on MUA's new concealer - the cover and conceal. 
Did it deliver or was it bad enough to chuck away?
Find out HERE


LIPSTICK DIARIES #48 | VIVO Tangtastic + Eye Look #3 feat VIVO Dreamy Palette ! 

Check out my lipstick diaries post this week HERE!



THURSDAY

On a more personal note - we found out if we're having a boy or girl and

IT'S A .. (Find out here!)

 

FRIDAY

 TUTORIAL: Lilac Lips Classy Daytime Look & with WnW's SUGAR CANDY ! ♡

 I uploaded a tutorial on Friday - I know I'm two days late - 
but I've been busy and because I forgot to post on Tuesday, 
I kind of missed out on uploading the video -
check it out below!


SATURDAY 

ELF MUST HAVE BRUSHES!

 And onto the video I uploaded last week - 
Check out my ELF must have brushes video below !




SUNDAY

 WJCON Gitter Eye Liner in Gold | Review w/ Swatches !

I posted a review on a product I got back when I went to the WJCON bloggers event. 
Check out if this glitter liner fit the bill or not HERE

 


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

Sunday, August 25, 2013

WJCON Gitter Eye Liner in Gold | Review w/ Swatches !



HEY DOLLS!
A few months back I was invited to a WJCON meet up thing - 
and I got some products from their brand. 
In case you've never heard of it - 
WJCON is an Italian brand available in Italy and Malta for the time being. 
The price range I'd say is quite wide but still very much affordable. 
The brand provides great quality products that deliver. 





 

ABOUT THE PRODUCT

This gold glitter eyeliner was in my goody bag.
 I was quite pleased about it because 
I normally love gold glitter eyeliners.
 But did this one deliver or what? 
Depends the way you see it. 
If you're looking for a gold chunky glittered eyeliner,
 this will probably not fit your bill. 
But if you're looking for a gold shimmery eyeliner,
 you'd probably love this. I love using both shimmery and glittery eyeliners
 and I found this to be very pigmented, non watery, and beautiful when applied on the inner lashline.


 

 
I used this in the following tutorials:


BOTTOM LINE

A great liquid gold eyeliner, 
I was hoping it had chunky glitter, but it's a nice change for me, 
 and the shimmer is not sparse or watery, so it's perfect.
 It lasts for a long time too. Highly recommended!


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 .

Saturday, August 24, 2013

ELF MUST HAVE BRUSHES [video] !



HEY DOLLS !

I own most of ELF's brushes and decided to film a video telling you what my 
recommendations are for must have brushes. Check my picks out below!



Thursday, August 22, 2013

IT'S A ..



HEY DOLLS!
We had been dying to find out if we're having a boy or girl 
and in my previous doctors' appointment we were told whether our baby's a boy or girl,
but it was a "probably" so we weren't quite sure. 

This morning we had the appointment again, and we found out we're having 
a BABY GIRL! 
We are both very excited to welcome our little princess
and hold her. 
But till then she's stuck in my belly kicking mummy like there's no tomorrow :D

We love you little one
- Mummy & Daddy
xx

 
 
 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

LIPSTICK DIARIES #48 | VIVO Tangtastic + Eye Look #3 feat VIVO Dreamy Palette !



HEY DOLLS ! 
I have recently made an order off VIVO cosmetics with their 50% OFF + FREE SHIPPING
and I got some stuff I've been eying for a while to test out. 
I did this eye look with VIVO's colour block eyeshadow palette in Dreamy, 
which I got in this same order for just £1.99 (It originally costs £3.99)
and I used VIVO's NEW matte lipstick in Sweetie Pink. 


 

 

 

FACE

No7 BB cream in medium**
NYC bronzer in sunny
Catrice defining blush in 010 Toffee Fairy*

EYES

VIVO cosmetics colour block palette in Dreamy (Neutral, Eternity, Night, Sand, Twinkle)
Essence longlasting eye pencil in 010 black fever
Catrice 2 in 1 Revolution to Evolution Mascara*

EYEBROWS

VIVO cosmetics eyebrow pencil in light brown

LIPS

VIVO matte lipstick in Tangtastic


*products sent for pr purposes
**gifts

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.


MUA NEW Cover and Conceal | Review w/ Swatches !



HEY DOLLS !
MUA recently launched two new concealers -
a liquid one - Cover and Conceal 
and a creamy stick one - Hide and Conceal. 
I got both but in this post I will be reviewing the Cover and Conceal. 

 

 

ABOUT THE PRODUCT

This is a liquid concealer in a lipgloss type tube, 
with a doe foot applicator. 
I have the shade fair , which is the lightest shade. 
Pigmentation is sheer to light - so it fails to deliver as a concealer. 
I sometimes use it as a form of liquid highlight. 
But it doesn't do much for my under eye circles. 

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Used MUA's Cover and Conceal in this look paired with ELF's maximum coverage concealer

 and check out how it rated against other concealers:

BOTTOM LINE

I didn't like this concealer, 
and I honestly don't recommend it. 

I got this for £2 because I got this with the 50% OFF but it originally costs £4 from 
www.muastore.co.uk. 
Check out their fanpage HERE for promotional offers and updates!
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 .