Thursday, October 31, 2013

RANDOM SWATCH OF THE DAY!



 
 
RANDOM SWATCH OF THE DAY! Catrice Prime and Fine Highlighter in 01 Fairy Dust 

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer | Review w/ Swatches !



HEY DOLLS!
Sometime last year I was experimenting with a few concealers 
and I wanted to get some of the products that were quite highly raved about.
I got this one and the Revlon photoready one. 
This concealer was relatively new back then, 
and I actually finished the whole thing by now. 

I featured this in my concealer video right here:


ABOUT THE PRODUCT

This concealer has particular packaging. It's a twist up concealer with a sponge on top where the product seeps through. 
I would have preferred a typical squeezy tube, 
but you don't get any waste this way, 
and it's quite a handy one. 
The formula is very lightweight and doesn't need setting. 
It has medium to full coverage depending on application. 
I got the shade light, which is the lightest shade because I tend to like light concealers underneath my eyes. 
 It lasts all day and looks quite natural on the skin. 









 

BOTTOM LINE

Hands down - one of the best concealers I have tried. 
BUT - Maybelline is not cruelty free yet, so I'm not going to repurchase.
I found a Catrice concealer which performs very similar to this one, 
so I'm sticking to repurchasing that one. 

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, October 30, 2013

LIPSTICK DIARIES #56 | NYX Dolly Pink + VIVO Sweetie Pink | Quick Nighttime Look!



HEY DOLLS!
I love bright pink lips - I do find them a tad difficult to wear, 
but this lip combination - pairing NYX's slim lip pencil in dolly with VIVO's sweetie pink 
really works, I find.
It's not in-your-face bright 
but it's still bright and makes the look fun to wear. 
I understand it's very blue-toned so people might find it too girly.

I like it, would you wear it?






All products are listed below:

FACE
NYX HD foundation in natural
Essence soft touch mousse makeup in 04 matt ivory
NYC bronzer in sunny
VIVO baked blush in rose
NYX mosaic blush in highlight

EYES
ELF mineral eyeshadow primer
Bourjois eyeshadow in 09 brun nylon, 02 maxi blanc
ELF mineral eyeshadow in angelic
Essence eyeliner pen*
Essence multi action mascara in blackest black*
Essence multi action best selling mascara
Covergirl lash blast waterproof very black mascara
Avon Supershock Mascara

EYEBROWS
MUA eyebrow pencil in blonde
Catrice lash brow designer*

LIPS
NYX slim lip pencil in dolly pink
VIVO matte lipstick in sweetie pink

I hope you guys like it 
and let me know what you think!
That's it for this post!
and till the next.. take care!

Dyna
xx



*products sent for pr purposes

 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, October 29, 2013

DOVE Summer Glow Nourishing Lotion Gradual Self-Tanner | Review !



HEY DOLLS!
I have had this self-tanner for almost a year now-
and I still haven't reviewed it. 
Reason being is that I wanted to kind of swatch it to show how it performs, but can't be bothered with tinting a part of my arm or something. 
So instead. 
I'm going to talk about it. 
And you'll just have to trust my words. 

 

ABOUT THE PRODUCT

It feels just like a lotion and absorbs quite quickly - 
doesn't have a sticky residue, 
it's moisturising more than anything. 
At a risk of transforming myself into an oompa loompa, 
I got the medium to dark lotion, 
and it works amazingly on my skintone. 
I could apply it just the once for that slight hint of a more natural tan, 
or  I could apply it over 2 nights for a deeper tan.
It does not (at all) have an orangey tint to it - 
so you won't look like Snooki, I promise. 
 I like to apply it after I shower in the evening and let it do its magic - 
it doesn't leave any tanner residue - 
and I do not need to wash the excess off like I have to do with some tanners. 
It lasts for a good week or so, 
and fades just like a normal tan would,
ever so naturally. 

BOTTOM LINE

It's one seriously amazing product,
it' so low maintenance and perfect in every way.
It's great for those occasions when you have a wedding to go to or an important event and you slather this thing the night before - 
you could even use this weekly or twice weekly to maintain  that tan look if you don't have time to head to the beach 
or it's too cold for tanning. 

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 .

Sunday, October 27, 2013

LIP SWATCH OF THE DAY!




LIP SWATCH OF THE DAY! MUA's lip boom in VIBE (lipstick only)



MUA Eyebrow Pencil in Brunette | Review w/ Swatches !




HELLO GUYS!
Some months ago I reviewed the MUA eyebrow pencil in Blonde
but I eventually darkened my hair and went for a dark brown by mistake
(Long story short - I didn't know that when dying your hair a darker colour
 on blonde hair you should go for two shades lighter than shown on the display.)

So I got the brunette version instead, thinking I'll love it as much as I loved the blonde one.


 

 ABOUT THE PRODUCT

I find it too creamy for eyebrows,
you could easily overdo it with this brow pencil.
I have never tried it as eyeliner because I'm not sure it would be safe to do so
but I think the formula is more of a creamy eyeliner than anything.
It's definitely not an easy product to work with,
because I'd need to work round it to make it work.
It lasts all day with minimal fading, so the formula's good.




BOTTOM LINE

I'm not a fan of this one to be honest, I love and adore the blonde one (I'm blonde again now, anyway so I will be needing backups of the blonde one). But this darker one is a bit too pigmented and difficult to work with. Having said that, it can easily create sharp everybrows and whatnot, so it's great for more creative looks.


  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, October 26, 2013

MY OBSESSION WITH LONG HAIR !



HEY DOLLS!



Ever since I was a little girl I've always obsessed about long hair. 
My mum used to have it long, until one day I convinced her to cut it shoulder-length. 
My hair was never Miley Cyrus short, or even bob, 
but I did quite like my short hair when I was younger. 

I was still obsessed with long hair. 
Everytime I saw someone with long hair I always envied them.
Until one fine day, I decided not to cut my hair anymore. 
I was 14-ish, 
and I did not dye or style my hair, 
I just left it in a bun or down, 
so I could afford to avoid trimming it. 
Then I trimmed it every six months. 
Sometimes, it took me even a year to go to a hairdresser, 
because they always cut more off my hair then I would allow them to.
(which is why I cut my own hair now- check out the video below!)


 I now dye my own hair and I don't use extensions.
I get a lot of compliments on my long hair,
and how I managed to grow it to this length.
The thing is the transition may be a bit tough to go through,
because if you're growing out your hair,
chances are it's better to lay off the hair dye and the trimming
to keep your hair in the healthiest state.

However -  if I were to grow out my own hair at this stage,
I would probably opt for a different method.
I would continue to dye my hair (as long as you stick to the same colour and touch up only roots)
and trim my hair every so often.
I would continue to style my hair and use clip-in extensions.
I've recently come across this website that sells these amazing clip-in extensions
WWW.TEDHAIR.COM
I personally would favour the use of clip in extensions over using bonded extensions, 
I've had so many friends saying their hair got damaged in the process. 
Plus clip-ins are temporary, 
which can be a good thing and a bad thing, I guess. 
In my opinion it's a good thing. 
If say - it's summer and you can't stand your hair down today, 
you can decide not to opt for clip-ins and pull your hair up. 
If you have an occasion coming up 
and you need a quick fix for your growing and not so stylish hair - 
you can just opt for clip-ins. 
The bad thing is that until you get used to them you'll probably need your 15 extra minutes to put them in. 

If you have long hair but is too fine to style or need that extra volume, 
clip in extensions can come real handy, too. 

When buying hair extensions, make sure you buy HUMAN HAIR extensions, 
they're a bit pricier, but worth it - 
they normally last a longer time plus you can style them with your curling iron and tools. 
Synthetic hair will burn if you try styling it. 
Plus - synthetic tend to have a glossy finish, which would look quite fake in photos. 

Tedhair.com have quite the variety of shades - plus they also have a wavy option. 
I'm probably #613 Lightest Blonde. But given they're of human hair quality, 
I'd probably dye them with my hair dye to have a perfect match.



FTC DISCLAIMER: This is a sponsored post. Everything I said in this post is my genuine honest opinion.

Friday, October 25, 2013

WJCON Automatic Long Lasting Eye Liner #103 Flamingo | 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

When I decided to get this eyeliner I was thinking it would be a great lip product - 
but to be honest, it was a tad too drying for lips. 
I also used it as an eyeliner,
 and as expected from WJCON, it lasts for ages, and applies like a dream.
 The shade is a matte peachy-pink shade.



 

 I used it on the lips here:

 

 

I used it on the inner lashline here:

 

BOTTOM LINE

A great product, but I wish it wasn't as drying on the lips.
 It's still a  great product that's worth getting though!
 It's quite a unique shade to find as an eyeliner, and it also looks fab on the waterline. 

 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 .

LIP SWATCH of the day!

 
 

LIP SWATCH of the day! VIVO lip lacquer shine in SUNSET !

Thursday, October 24, 2013

A peek into my wishlist! | FEEL UNIQUE WISHLIST | Rimmel, L'Oreal & Maybelline !


HEY DOLLS!

I have recently shared with you my Cherryculture wishlist -
which I've already ordered - just because they launched a 40% off!
#happydances

So I've decided to show you a peek into my wishlists..

Rimmel, Maybelline, L'Oreal and Revlon can be somewhat overpriced here in Malta, 
so it wouldn't make sense to get them over here. 
Instead - I selfishly swatch products whenever I'm at a pharmacy and waiting to get served - 
and then I put them on my wishlists. 
Revlon is not available off feelunique. But I wish it is. 

I have never bought from feelunique.com
but I WANT TO. 
And I'll tell you why in a sec - they have sooo many brand on their website - 
which is AWESOME. 
They have FREE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING 
which means you won't be spending anymore than you think you have to. 
AND AND AND - Best thing of all- 
It's a UK company - which means, 
I won't need to pay any custom fees or VAT or taxes and all that crap. 

Anywho. 
This is what I really want to get off their website - 
I also want to get the Rimmel BB cream and their scandaleyes in nude,
  which are not available / in stock on their website (BOO!)

RIMMEL

Lasting Finish Lipstick in Pink Blush
Match Perfection Concealer in Classic Beige,
Rimmel Natural Bronzer in sun bronze
Match Perfection Foundation in Soft Beige
Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation in Soft Beige
Rimmel Apocalips lip laquer in Luna, Eclipse, Nova

Maybelline the Eraser Instant Anti Age Foundation in sun beige
Maybelline Vivid lipstick in Shocking Coral and Hot Plum
I might even throw in Pink Pop in the mix
And I even want to try out the L'Oreal True Match foundation,too.


I'm not sure about the Maybelline & L'Oreal items though -
Both brands - actually owned by the same company, test on animals,
so even though their stuff lures me in to an extent I can't explain.
I try very hard not to buy their products.
I try my best not to support animal testing and support cruelty free cosmetics.

BUT - there's no harm in having a wishlist, right?





 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, October 23, 2013

LIP SWATCH of the day!

 
LIP SWATCH of the day! ELF luscious liquid lipstick in PERFECT PINK !

L'OREAL Glam Bronze in 940 Sunkissed Bronze | Review !


HEY DOLLS!
I have been trying this bronzer over the last few couple of months -
and I would like to share my experience with you.



ABOUT THE PRODUCT

This bronzer is not that dark. So if you're a medium to tan to dark - forget about this.
It's more for pale - light - light medium skintones.
I'm a light medium at the moment, and it's a bit too light for me too. But I do like using this to warm up my face.
I like to apply this all over my face just to add a touch of colour, and I use the light shade on areas where I don't want darkened, like my under eyes, nose and highlight.


 

 

BOTTOM LINE

It's not that good to be used as a contour. It's more of a warming bronzer, especially for pale skintones who always tend to find bronzers too muddy or too dark for their skintones.


Get this from http://www.eastendcosmetics.co.uk/ !

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 got this product for free for pr purposes and I am not affiliated with the company. Everything I said in this post is my genuine honest opinion .

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

LIP SWATCH of the day!

LIP SWATCH of the day! MUA lip boom in LMK (lipstick only)

LIPSTICK DIARIES #55 | CATRICE The Nuder The Better + PURPLE EYESHADOW LOOK!



HEY DOLLS!
I have been meaning to post this FOTD for ages - 
I probably have the worst photos in a lipstick diaries to date, 
but I decided to share anyway, because I love purple eyeshadow
and this is a look I wore to a wedding ceremony. 

I hope you guys like it - you can find the list of products I used below !





 


FACE

NYX HD foundation in 03 natural
Essence soft touch mousse makeup in 04 matt ivory
Palladio herbal concealer in yellow
NYC bronzer in sunny
VIVO cosmetics blush and highlight duo in sweet peach - blush only
NYX mosaic blush in highlight*

EYES

ELF mineral eyeshadow primer
NYX ultra pearl mania in true purple
Duo eyelash adhesive in clear / waterproof
Lanmei (bornprettystore.com) glitter
VIVO cosmetics eyeshadow palette in Dreamy - clay, sand, night, tease
NYX single eyeshadow in  highlight
ELF mineral eyeshadow in celebrity
False eyelashes (top) - 906, 118
lower lashes from ebay
Essence multi action blackest black mascara


EYEBROWS

VIVO eyebrow pencil in light brown
Catrice lash brow designer*

LIPS

Catrice ultimate colour lipstick in the nuder the better*



I hope you guys like it 
and let me know what you think!
That's it for this post!
and till the next.. take care!

Dyna
xx



*products sent for pr purposes

 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 .