Archive | December 2011

Νyx Round Lipgloss swatch : Apricot

Next stop…. Apricot Round Lipgloss. 🙂

I want to swatch all of my Nyx products (and in the meantime some other products,too) , so one by one , I will start to. I was swatching only round Lipsticks, so I though a break  with LipGlosses would be okay…

Here was Apricot  with Tea Rose of the Mega Shine series… (Apricot is the left one)

And, bokutoupdtokyo , you can have a look at Apricot now 🙂 Hope you like it.

Apricot is an soft orangy color (to coral) , perfect for summer 🙂

And how it looks compared to Tea Rose  (the right one):

I prefer Tea Rose to be honest. I am very fond of more natural colors and Tea Rose is one of them. Its not that I don’t like Apricot, I really do, but I only think is good (for me) for summer, when I”ll be (or wish to be) a little tanned. Shame on me, as a Greek I should be ”wog”, but I am not…

Round Lipglosses have less quantity in the tube (compare to Mega Shines), are cheaper, but to my opinion, less quality, too. They go off easily, and I have heard that some are way to liquid … I haven’t that problem, but they sure don’t have the same staying power, neither the tube is well designed (the hole, compared to the applicator is way big)

Anyway, all of the Nyx products, even the round lipglosses are value for money products, and sometimes, defenetely more value for the money given….

 

Hope you liked the Swatch…

Stay tuned..

Lots of Love

V.

 

Νyx Round Lipgloss swatch : Apricot

Next stop…. Apricot Round Lipgloss. 🙂

I want to swatch all of my Nyx products (and in the meantime some other products,too) , so one by one , I will start to. I was swatching only round Lipsticks, so I though a break  with LipGlosses would be okay…

Here was Apricot  with Tea Rose of the Mega Shine series… (Apricot is the left one)

And, bokutoupdtokyo , you can have a look at Apricot now 🙂 Hope you like it.

Apricot is an soft orangy color (to coral) , perfect for summer 🙂

And how it looks compared to Tea Rose  (the right one):

I prefer Tea Rose to be honest. I am very fond of more natural colors and Tea Rose is one of them. Its not that I don’t like Apricot, I really do, but I only think is good (for me) for summer, when I”ll be (or wish to be) a little tanned. Shame on me, as a Greek I should be ”wog”, but I am not…

Round Lipglosses have less quantity in the tube (compare to Mega Shines), are cheaper, but to my opinion, less quality, too. They go off easily, and I have heard that some are way to liquid … I haven’t that problem, but they sure don’t have the same staying power, neither the tube is well designed (the hole, compared to the applicator is way big)

Anyway, all of the Nyx products, even the round lipglosses are value for money products, and sometimes, defenetely more value for the money given….

 

Hope you liked the Swatch…

Stay tuned..

Lots of Love

V.

 

Nyx Mega Shine LipGloss swatch : Tea Rose

Hello there!   Have you all been well?    How is your Christmas vacations?

It was about time to post a new swatch so its now time for lipgloss swatches….

No, I am not over with my round lipstick swatches, it’s just that I wanted to do a Mega Shine (love!♥) swatch as well….

So here we come with Tea Rose

Mega Shine tubes come in quite big tube , with a cute bow on the top of the cap (♥ I find it so lovely ♥)

It has a cherry-cola smell, which I personally love. Some others might hate, but I absolutely adore fruity scents, especially this one…The applicator is quite usefull for me as well.

Tea Rose is (obviously) a pink color, something like a darker bubblegum pink.

Here is with  Tea Rose(right) and Apricot(left)(from round lipglosses #Nyx )swatched on my hairy arm.

I din’t put that much of quantity to my lips though, so here it is…

(bare lips first)

It gives a very nice rosey color. It IS pigmented, its just me that I didn’t apply as much as I did in my arm. Its perfect for every day/every season and I think its a color that compliments every skin tone and lips.

Mega Shine Lip Glosses:

+ Many shades to choose

+ Amazing cherry-cola smell

+ NON-sticky (which something I love)

+ Pigmented

+Cute packaging

+ decent staying power

+ Value for money

– As every Nyx product, not available to Greece, only online ordering

-Well…no other cons for Mega Shine 🙂

What do you think of Mega Shine Lipglosses from Nyx? What’s your favorite color?Do you liked it on me?

Thank you for reading

Love

V.

Nyx Mega Shine LipGloss swatch : Tea Rose

Hello there!   Have you all been well?    How is your Christmas vacations?

It was about time to post a new swatch so its now time for lipgloss swatches….

No, I am not over with my round lipstick swatches, it’s just that I wanted to do a Mega Shine (love!♥) swatch as well….

So here we come with Tea Rose

Mega Shine tubes come in quite big tube , with a cute bow on the top of the cap (♥ I find it so lovely ♥)

It has a cherry-cola smell, which I personally love. Some others might hate, but I absolutely adore fruity scents, especially this one…The applicator is quite usefull for me as well.

Tea Rose is (obviously) a pink color, something like a darker bubblegum pink.

Here is with  Tea Rose(right) and Apricot(left)(from round lipglosses #Nyx )swatched on my hairy arm.

I din’t put that much of quantity to my lips though, so here it is…

(bare lips first)

It gives a very nice rosey color. It IS pigmented, its just me that I didn’t apply as much as I did in my arm. Its perfect for every day/every season and I think its a color that compliments every skin tone and lips.

Mega Shine Lip Glosses:

+ Many shades to choose

+ Amazing cherry-cola smell

+ NON-sticky (which something I love)

+ Pigmented

+Cute packaging

+ decent staying power

+ Value for money

– As every Nyx product, not available to Greece, only online ordering

-Well…no other cons for Mega Shine 🙂

What do you think of Mega Shine Lipglosses from Nyx? What’s your favorite color?Do you liked it on me?

Thank you for reading

Love

V.

Korres swatches : Quince , Nude and Rose..

I asked you guys which items from  a recent haul you wanted me to swatch , so after the suggestion of makeupobsessions , here I am ….

They are 3 Korres Lip Products.  Korres Lip Butter in Quince, Korres cherry lip gloss in Nude and Korress Mandarin Lip Butter stick in Rose

I am verry happy to do this swatch. Its the only Greek brand of cosmetics that is popular outside Greece, and is actually is very good (and popular). So, I m taking my proud look and swatch them for you 🙂

They are  also cheaper here (compared to some US prices I saw), the Lip butter is around 6€ the cherry lipgloss is around 10-11€ and the lipstick is about 4.5 €

My bare lips (they are very pale, and NOT pigmented)

Korres Lip Butter:

First, I bought the one in Pomegrande. I have also bought another lip balm in pomegrande,too.  I realised that something caused my an allergy (actually, it might be visible in some of my photos here, cause I have the same reaction with other ingridients,too) and after tests its the pomegrande. I don’t have problem eating it, just in cosmetics….Bizzare…

Anyway, I had to buy another color so I chose quince :

 

And here is Quince on my lips…

I love this Lip butter. It has very nice smell that isn’t strong, it gives a very very very natural color to the lips, and moisturizes. Its not that is the best moisturizing lip balm out there, or your savior  once your lips get chapped, but does the work if you want them not to dry, and look nice. Its decent for dry lips and for every day moisturizing.

The only thing, as most of us don’t like is that is in a jar. Its unhygenic, and kinda gross to put your finger in there.

Korres Cherry Lip Gloss:

I forgot to get a picture of the tube, so I ll use a random from google search. I only took a picture of the aplicator.

 

And  here is Cherry Lip gloss in Nude on my lips:

 

I am so-so-so-sooooooo Loving it ! First of all IT DOESN’T STICK! I love it when Lip-glosses doesn’t stick. Also, it smells great. The cherry smell isn’t the fake plastic one, but smell like real cherry. And also, it looks great. It’s not as ”brown” as it seems in the tube, at least not to my lips. Its a bit sheer, but gives me a more rosy shade. Has a decent stay power too, something that I don’t really care anyway :p

And Korress Mandarin Lip Butter stick :

I ll post how the typical stick looks like, and the rest are from the one I have, which is special edition…

And this is how it looks on my lips:

 

I will be honest. I love the color. I also love how natural and nicely red it makes my lips. For an every-day light lipstick is okay. That’s all. It’s not something that good for lipbalm. I mean, its not bad, but just doesn’t really do anything to my lips. It give the ”shine” of the lip balm, but its not that soft when applied. Just not what is made for, I guess.

Bottom line,  I love all three. First and second, I love them of what they are made for, plus they give a great color. The last, I love as a lipstick but not as a lip balm..

I am thinking of all swatching them in the arm, if you ask… I can just edit my post…

I hope you liked my swatch. Feel free to comment, ask or tell your opinion:)

Enjoy your holidays….

Ho-Ho-Ho

V.

Korres swatches : Quince , Nude and Rose..

I asked you guys which items from  a recent haul you wanted me to swatch , so after the suggestion of makeupobsessions , here I am ….

They are 3 Korres Lip Products.  Korres Lip Butter in Quince, Korres cherry lip gloss in Nude and Korress Mandarin Lip Butter stick in Rose

I am verry happy to do this swatch. Its the only Greek brand of cosmetics that is popular outside Greece, and is actually is very good (and popular). So, I m taking my proud look and swatch them for you 🙂

They are  also cheaper here (compared to some US prices I saw), the Lip butter is around 6€ the cherry lipgloss is around 10-11€ and the lipstick is about 4.5 €

My bare lips (they are very pale, and NOT pigmented)

Korres Lip Butter:

First, I bought the one in Pomegrande. I have also bought another lip balm in pomegrande,too.  I realised that something caused my an allergy (actually, it might be visible in some of my photos here, cause I have the same reaction with other ingridients,too) and after tests its the pomegrande. I don’t have problem eating it, just in cosmetics….Bizzare…

Anyway, I had to buy another color so I chose quince :

 

And here is Quince on my lips…

I love this Lip butter. It has very nice smell that isn’t strong, it gives a very very very natural color to the lips, and moisturizes. Its not that is the best moisturizing lip balm out there, or your savior  once your lips get chapped, but does the work if you want them not to dry, and look nice. Its decent for dry lips and for every day moisturizing.

The only thing, as most of us don’t like is that is in a jar. Its unhygenic, and kinda gross to put your finger in there.

Korres Cherry Lip Gloss:

I forgot to get a picture of the tube, so I ll use a random from google search. I only took a picture of the aplicator.

 

And  here is Cherry Lip gloss in Nude on my lips:

 

I am so-so-so-sooooooo Loving it ! First of all IT DOESN’T STICK! I love it when Lip-glosses doesn’t stick. Also, it smells great. The cherry smell isn’t the fake plastic one, but smell like real cherry. And also, it looks great. It’s not as ”brown” as it seems in the tube, at least not to my lips. Its a bit sheer, but gives me a more rosy shade. Has a decent stay power too, something that I don’t really care anyway :p

And Korress Mandarin Lip Butter stick :

I ll post how the typical stick looks like, and the rest are from the one I have, which is special edition…

And this is how it looks on my lips:

 

I will be honest. I love the color. I also love how natural and nicely red it makes my lips. For an every-day light lipstick is okay. That’s all. It’s not something that good for lipbalm. I mean, its not bad, but just doesn’t really do anything to my lips. It give the ”shine” of the lip balm, but its not that soft when applied. Just not what is made for, I guess.

Bottom line,  I love all three. First and second, I love them of what they are made for, plus they give a great color. The last, I love as a lipstick but not as a lip balm..

I am thinking of all swatching them in the arm, if you ask… I can just edit my post…

I hope you liked my swatch. Feel free to comment, ask or tell your opinion:)

Enjoy your holidays….

Ho-Ho-Ho

V.

TAG : Get your freak on

#1. What’s a nickname only your family calls you?
Fafoutigko.( Its a strange form of the word “fafoutis” which means the one with no teeth, in Greek). When I was young, and about to lose my baby teeth (they were already moving), my brother kicked me ( friendly brother !) And lost the 3 front teeth. Mostly used by dad. The rest use my name. Simply.

#2. What’s a weird habit of yours?
Drinking coffee while eating lunch.

#3. Do you have any weird phobias?
Nope. Only “common” like height phobia, acrophobia and fear of the cockroaches.

#4. What’s a song you secretly LOVE to blast & belt out when you’re alone?
Some trashy Greek songs…

#5. What’s one of your biggest pet peeves?
Ohhh I have lots. One is everything that has to do with the mouth. I can’t stand people who chew gum or food with open mouth and/or making noises . I can punch them for that. I also hate people with dirty-looking teeth. I know that not all people have the crest smile, but I see people with yellow that look clean…

Another – very important – is the tik tak sound of a watch. I hate it. I wear myself one, but when its time to sleep, I leave it in another room, or anywhere that I can’t hear it..

#6. What’s one of your nervous habits?
Biting my lips. And this is bad.

#7. What side of the bed do you sleep on?
Right.

#8. What was your first stuffed animal && it’s name?
Doesn’t have a name but it is a bear(still have it). It has no eyes coz my (other) brother removed the buttons/eyes. I draw new ones.

#9. What’s the drink you ALWAYS order at starbucks?
Frappucino caramel grande.
But I rarely got to starbucks. Nothing beats a Frappe.

#10. What’s the beauty rule you preach.. but never ACTUALLY practice?
Moisturizing..

#11. Which way do you face in the shower?
Front.Water to my face to avoid shampoo in my eyes.

#12. Do you have any ‘weird’ body ‘skills’?

Do you know, when you crack your fingers?I have ”like-cracking” sound to my knees,elbows, and practicly are those places… :S

Ι also have the problem called “snapping hip joint” which sounds like a walking robots…

Also my fingers are double jointed (i mean i can do this)

I am still sitting down with an ‘‘M pose” (like my legs drawining the M. – sorry, couldn’t find a better pic) ..

#13. What’s your favorite ‘comfort food’/food thats ‘bad’ but you love to eat it anyways?
Chocolateeeee

#14. What’s a phrase or exclamation you always say?
Eleos (mercy).

#15. Time to sleep- what are you ACTUALLY wearing?

Summer: long shirt.
Winter: PJs and double socks !!

I used to wear socks even in summer , my eyes get cold a lot, but the last years the temperatures in Athens hit 40-45’C so , I don’t anymore…

I know I m not a youtuber, but I really wanted to make a tag quiz once…
Kissezzzz
V.

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Nyx ( Heather and Frappucino) and Essence (all about cupcake) lipstick swatches.

Well well well…..

I would like to thank all of my followers, who little by little are growing in numbers 🙂 Thank you very much! ♥

So.. Yesterday I went to Hondos Center (kind of Greek version of Sephora – more popular in Greece than Sephora- ) to buy a nail polish of my fave brand seventeen.

Something caught my eye, and was a cosmetics stand of the German brand ”essence”. Essence is super cheap, with okay quality. I first saw it 3 years ago to a (business)  trip I had to Germany. It had some football matches so colleauges were watching football and I decided to go shopping instead. I bought some nail polishes and lipglosses back then. I remember loving the polishes 🙂

So, I got my self an eyeshadow base, a lipstick (around 2.5€) , a nail polish and a dry-fast nail drops (yes, it IS useless but anyway)….

Together with Nyx’s Heather and Frappucino, I am going to swatch essence’s no #53 ”All about cupcake”.

This time my photos are very -very crappy, my camera is old, and probably in its last days,too… Its only 6mP . I have it for like .. 5 years !!!

Here are the lipsticks in natural light

   

Here is Nyx’s Frappucino:

 

Frappucino is an orangy-pink-brown-nude whatever color… Its a best seller, but its not MY color.

Its not that is bad, with certain make-up will actually look better, but its not that its my favorite either. Its not because of the color itself, but because of MY colors.

I am very pale myself (NC20) and very ”deadly-white”, too. You know, my cheeks are never naturally blushed, my undertones are yellow,etc….

Here is Nyx’s Heather :

This color is very-very creamy. Its so much creamy that seems like shimmering while it is not.

I was kinda dissapointed on Heather to be honest . I thought it was a natural color , on the purple side (which it is ), and it looks great in the photos but …

…..Its not that  flattering in reality.

It seems ”fake” in lips (do I make sense?) , and makes teeth look more yellow. Maybe its not flattering to me though, I don’t know..

And here is Essence’s All about cupcake. (last photo is my bare lips)

    

Its sheer.Very sheer. It gives you that pinky-natural color, but its almost like wearing a lip balm. Compared to my bare lips, it gives just a pinky glimpse of color.

It has a nice smell which I can’t really tell what it is, but a bit ”cheap-quality” packaging, though its a modern-looking packaging…

Bottom line?… Hm, I don’t know. I can’t really tell about ”All about cupcake” since It gives only a little color. No negative thoughts for sure.. But I.. don’t know..

What do you think about the lipsticks and the shades? You liked any? Do you have any of those? Who looks better one me ?

Thank you once again

V.

Nyx ( Heather and Frappucino) and Essence (all about cupcake) lipstick swatches.

Well well well…..

I would like to thank all of my followers, who little by little are growing in numbers 🙂 Thank you very much! ♥

So.. Yesterday I went to Hondos Center (kind of Greek version of Sephora – more popular in Greece than Sephora- ) to buy a nail polish of my fave brand seventeen.

Something caught my eye, and was a cosmetics stand of the German brand ”essence”. Essence is super cheap, with okay quality. I first saw it 3 years ago to a (business)  trip I had to Germany. It had some football matches so colleauges were watching football and I decided to go shopping instead. I bought some nail polishes and lipglosses back then. I remember loving the polishes 🙂

So, I got my self an eyeshadow base, a lipstick (around 2.5€) , a nail polish and a dry-fast nail drops (yes, it IS useless but anyway)….

Together with Nyx’s Heather and Frappucino, I am going to swatch essence’s no #53 ”All about cupcake”.

This time my photos are very -very crappy, my camera is old, and probably in its last days,too… Its only 6mP . I have it for like .. 5 years !!!

Here are the lipsticks in natural light

   

Here is Nyx’s Frappucino:

 

Frappucino is an orangy-pink-brown-nude whatever color… Its a best seller, but its not MY color.

Its not that is bad, with certain make-up will actually look better, but its not that its my favorite either. Its not because of the color itself, but because of MY colors.

I am very pale myself (NC20) and very ”deadly-white”, too. You know, my cheeks are never naturally blushed, my undertones are yellow,etc….

Here is Nyx’s Heather :

This color is very-very creamy. Its so much creamy that seems like shimmering while it is not.

I was kinda dissapointed on Heather to be honest . I thought it was a natural color , on the purple side (which it is ), and it looks great in the photos but …

…..Its not that  flattering in reality.

It seems ”fake” in lips (do I make sense?) , and makes teeth look more yellow. Maybe its not flattering to me though, I don’t know..

And here is Essence’s All about cupcake. (last photo is my bare lips)

    

Its sheer.Very sheer. It gives you that pinky-natural color, but its almost like wearing a lip balm. Compared to my bare lips, it gives just a pinky glimpse of color.

It has a nice smell which I can’t really tell what it is, but a bit ”cheap-quality” packaging, though its a modern-looking packaging…

Bottom line?… Hm, I don’t know. I can’t really tell about ”All about cupcake” since It gives only a little color. No negative thoughts for sure.. But I.. don’t know..

What do you think about the lipsticks and the shades? You liked any? Do you have any of those? Who looks better one me ?

Thank you once again

V.