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.

 

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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.