Archive | January 2012

E.l.f Super glossy lip shine (spf 15) – Malt Shake – Swatch

Hello again!!!!

Here I am , lately posting more often than before and I hope I ll keep it up this way.. 🙂

Not long ago, actually, only a couple of days, I got my first order from Elf.

I decided to swatch some products, and I ll start with the ”Malt Shake” lipgloss.

I will also swatch some face products, don’t worry, I am not hiding my face, its just that I am not that good with make up stuff.

Anyway….

I wasn’t  intending of bying it, since I have lots of similar stuff. But then, I googled ”Top Elf products” and this particular shade and product came up with many personal lists, so , I gave it a try.

 

When you first see the tube, looks something like  brown or transparent choco-something color.

I was kinda dissapointed on that, but I gave it a try anyway.

Wrong me! The lipgloss, of course, gives what promises, the lipshine. The ”Malt Shake” tone, is a very natural, ”how my lips should be” color. Like very natural.

I don’t have very pigmented lips, so it really gives me a beautiful color!

This is my bare – chapped – lips  /  half applied / fully applied

There is huge difference, yet, the color is natural to the lips.

 

I think what also makes it so popular is that it compliments every skin tone and lips. Its just give more color to less pigmented lips.

About the product itself, It has a good staying power, nice neutral smell, has SPF 15, easy-to-use tube, but the only negative is that it is sticky, something that I dislike.

But then again, it has some many positives, that the stickiness itself can’t stop me for have it on my bag everyday 🙂

Love it !!!

Many kissez girlz

Love

V.

E.l.f Super glossy lip shine (spf 15) – Malt Shake – Swatch

Hello again!!!!

Here I am , lately posting more often than before and I hope I ll keep it up this way.. 🙂

Not long ago, actually, only a couple of days, I got my first order from Elf.

I decided to swatch some products, and I ll start with the ”Malt Shake” lipgloss.

 

I will also swatch some face products, don’t worry, I am not hiding my face, its just that I am not that good with make up stuff.

Anyway….

I wasn’t  intending of bying it, since I have lots of similar stuff. But then, I googled ”Top Elf products” and this particular shade and product came up with many personal lists, so , I gave it a try.

 

When you first see the tube, looks something like  brown or transparent choco-something color.

I was kinda dissapointed on that, but I gave it a try anyway.

 

Wrong me! The lipgloss, of course, gives what promises, the lipshine. The ”Malt Shake” tone, is a very natural, ”how my lips should be” color. Like very natural.

I don’t have very pigmented lips, so it really gives me a beautiful color!

This is my bare – chapped – lips  /  half applied / fully applied

There is huge difference, yet, the color is natural to the lips.

 

 

I think what also makes it so popular is that it compliments every skin tone and lips. Its just give more color to less pigmented lips.

About the product itself, It has a good staying power, nice neutral smell, has SPF 15, easy-to-use tube, but the only negative is that it is sticky, something that I dislike.

But then again, it has some many positives, that the stickiness itself can’t stop me for have it on my bag everyday 🙂

Love it !!!

 

Many kissez girlz

Love

V.

 

 

 

Nail art tutorial no # 1 – Kind-of-flower

Hello there! 🙂

I promised to do some nail art tutorials, so here I am ..!!! Since my nails are kinda short yet, I ll start with those that are more suitable for that lenght…

The one I ll do is the kind-of-flower one, I had in my nail art post

Its not that good (the result), because the white color was a bit dry, and I didn’t have a nail thickener, but, at least you can get the idea of how this is done 🙂

So, what we are going to need is :

-Base coat

-White nail polish

– A nail art polish or a brush for nail art

– a Bright color of your choice

– A dot pencil, (toothpick will do as well)

This is what I used:

Step one :

Form nicely your nails and apply base coat

Step two :

French manicure all nails except the the one in the ring finger (of course, if you want to to the nail art in other finger, its okay)


Step three:

Paint it in the half, your nail, with the color you choose. If its not exactly in the half, doesn’t matter 🙂

Step four :

With the nail art brush/polish, draw an arc / half circle in the side of your nail.

Then, draw a circly line from the end of the arc, to the middle, where the pink and bare nail meets.

Do the same on the other side, too

Fill in the ”leaf” that’s on the bare nail, with the pink/bright color

Draw two lines of dots, starting from the middle to the other side of the nail… This time I choose to both use the white color

While the other time, I made one white , one pink

Step five:

Cover with a top coat, and its ready 🙂

Hope it helped!!!!

Lots of Love

V.

Nail art tutorial no # 1 – Kind-of-flower

Hello there! 🙂

I promised to do some nail art tutorials, so here I am ..!!! Since my nails are kinda short yet, I ll start with those that are more suitable for that lenght…

The one I ll do is the kind-of-flower one, I had in my nail art post

Its not that good (the result), because the white color was a bit dry, and I didn’t have a nail thickener, but, at least you can get the idea of how this is done 🙂

So, what we are going to need is :

-Base coat

-White nail polish

– A nail art polish or a brush for nail art

– a Bright color of your choice

– A dot pencil, (toothpick will do as well)

This is what I used:

Step one :

Form nicely your nails and apply base coat

Step two :

French manicure all nails except the the one in the ring finger (of course, if you want to to the nail art in other finger, its okay)


Step three:

Paint it in the half, your nail, with the color you choose. If its not exactly in the half, doesn’t matter 🙂

 

Step four :

With the nail art brush/polish, draw an arc / half circle in the side of your nail.

Then, draw a circly line from the end of the arc, to the middle, where the pink and bare nail meets.

Do the same on the other side, too

Fill in the ”leaf” that’s on the bare nail, with the pink/bright color

Draw two lines of dots, starting from the middle to the other side of the nail… This time I choose to both use the white color

While the other time, I made one white , one pink

Step five:

Cover with a top coat, and its ready 🙂

 

Hope it helped!!!!

 

Lots of Love

V.

E.l.f. haul – my first buy!

Yay! It arrived!! 

I was always looking to buy Elf from e-bay, and I didn’t make the obvious…See if there is a shop in Europe! Lol!

Once I saw it , tada… My first order happen, and came, very very soon!

E.l.f is super cheap with very good products!

The facebook page always have some offer or something, and their Warehouse team in twitter always make competitions, and they are very friendly…

So , look what I ve got!!! And this is just my first order!

( packed -> unpacked)

 

 

super glossy lip shine spf 15 – Juiced Berry

Healthy Glow Bronzing Powder – Sun Kissed

Smudge Eye Sponge

Eyeshadow Primer – (Sheer)

Eyelid Primer – Champagne.

Duo Eyeshadow – Mocha swirl

super glossy lip shine spf 15 –  Malt Shake (x2)

Brightening Eye Colour – Ethereal

Waterproof Eyeliner Pen – Ash

Complexion Perfection

Natural Radiance Blusher – Blushing

And a …

Under Eye Concealer & Highlighter (but this is to give to a friend so its not included!)

 

The most amazing? the cost was 30 pounds, which is less than 37€!

My only little tiny problem is the blush system. I can’t open it easily, and I am lucky that I don’t have long nails at the moment!

I ll swatch them, soon!

 

See you soon!

V.

 

 

 

E.l.f. haul – my first buy!

Yay! It arrived!! 

I was always looking to buy Elf from e-bay, and I didn’t make the obvious…See if there is a shop in Europe! Lol!

Once I saw it , tada… My first order happen, and came, very very soon!

E.l.f is super cheap with very good products!

The facebook page always have some offer or something, and their Warehouse team in twitter always make competitions, and they are very friendly…

So , look what I ve got!!! And this is just my first order!

( packed -> unpacked)

 

 

super glossy lip shine spf 15 – Juiced Berry

Healthy Glow Bronzing Powder – Sun Kissed

Smudge Eye Sponge

Eyeshadow Primer – (Sheer)

Eyelid Primer – Champagne.

Duo Eyeshadow – Mocha swirl

super glossy lip shine spf 15 –  Malt Shake (x2)

Brightening Eye Colour – Ethereal

Waterproof Eyeliner Pen – Ash

Complexion Perfection

Natural Radiance Blusher – Blushing

And a …

Under Eye Concealer & Highlighter (but this is to give to a friend so its not included!)

 

The most amazing? the cost was 30 pounds, which is less than 37€!

My only little tiny problem is the blush system. I can’t open it easily, and I am lucky that I don’t have long nails at the moment!

I ll swatch them, soon!

 

See you soon!

V.

 

 

 

What’s in MY bag?

Hello!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well, I loooove ”What’s in my bag ” posts, from bloggers or from random people.

Its very interesting and fun…

Here is my bag, and what’s in it…

So…..

– a bambie pouch including -> maybelinne double eyeshadow,seventeen blush and blush brush, essence’s eyeliner , the BB cream Garnier that I recently won :), my stilleto mascara, a eyelashes curler, and nail polish remover pads.

– sanitary ”septona” hankies

-bobby pins

– Blackberry’s back up battery

– Halls caramels

– My RayBans

– My Bershka wallet

– Gums and a USB stick,

– A bag to bag organizer to put all these stuff

– A coco Chanel mini pouch that includes : 3 Nyx lipsticks, a Korres Lipgloss, my La Roche Posay ceralip, Toyoko black eyeshadow and broken angled brush and seventeen’s concealer

– MAC’s mineralize foundation

– My phones

– a garnier handcream

– My camera in a pink case 🙂

Well, that’s all.. Usually I carry more …..

I ll be back soon!

Love

V.

What’s in MY bag?

Hello!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well, I loooove ”What’s in my bag ” posts, from bloggers or from random people.

Its very interesting and fun…

Here is my bag, and what’s in it…

So…..

– a bambie pouch including -> maybelinne double eyeshadow,seventeen blush and blush brush, essence’s eyeliner , the BB cream Garnier that I recently won :), my stilleto mascara, a eyelashes curler, and nail polish remover pads.

– sanitary ”septona” hankies

-bobby pins

– Blackberry’s back up battery

– Halls caramels

– My RayBans

– My Bershka wallet

– Gums and a USB stick,

– A bag to bag organizer to put all these stuff

– A coco Chanel mini pouch that includes : 3 Nyx lipsticks, a Korres Lipgloss, my La Roche Posay ceralip, Toyoko black eyeshadow and broken angled brush and seventeen’s concealer

– MAC’s mineralize foundation

– My phones

– a garnier handcream

– My camera in a pink case 🙂

Well, that’s all.. Usually I carry more …..

I ll be back soon!

Love

V.

Nyx Black label swatch : Bling

Hello Beauties….

How have you been? I had a bad time in  holidays since I got sick.. again.. Ever Xmas I m getting sick :S

I am still not totally okay, but , in better condition…

I know, I know its unacceptable for me that I haven’t update my posts for too long.

The think is that I had an 6 y.o camera of 6Mpx, that I was using. During holidays I got a new one of 12Mpx, but I can’t really use it the same.

The photos tent to get lighter, so I tried 3 times to swatch Bling, and couldn’t see the color (I saw in reality), in the photos…

I did something different today, its not that its the best thing I can do, but anyway…

So….

…….

This is Nyx Black Label lipstick in Bling. Very popular color, I could say…

   

(okay okay, I might have put the 3rd photo just to show my nails (Opi Dutch tulip and INM hologram silver)

I tried different angles and lighting to show you the color…

   

 

And here it is swatched in my arm, together with Iconic (which I will swatch very soon) and Minimalism…

(L-t-R : Bling, Iconic, Minimalism)

About Black Label series….

Well, Black label is indeed different from the round lipsticks series.. Not only in price, but in quality, smell, packaging…

Its NOT more pigmented but its more moisturizing, has a bit longer staying power, and smells better. The packaging looks more ”high quality”, but I prefer round lipstick’s more… Smaller, and fits better in smaller handbags/clutches.

The Black Label Bling…

Bling is a neutral color, for every day. I can’t really describe it , its surely pink, but its very.. grey. I mean, its kind of a boring pink with grey undetones?

Being pale myself, NC20, BUT with dark brown hair/brows and green eyes, and naturally NON-blushing cheeks, I wanted something to look more… alive in me.

I usually have the corpse look, so this doesn’t really help

It is a beautiful color, actually. I just need to year it with more strong eye makeup, I guess…

What do you think? Have you used it ? Have you used Black label lipsticks from Nyx?

Stay tuned and enjoy!

Lots of Love

V

PS: In my following posts I will show you  my Elf haul (when it will arrive) is as well as ”What’s in my bag” post (probably tommorow)…

Also, Iconic’s swatch (Nyx round lipstick), which is AMAZING! I already love it ! I adore it !

Nyx Black label swatch : Bling

Hello Beauties….

How have you been? I had a bad time in  holidays since I got sick.. again.. Ever Xmas I m getting sick :S

I am still not totally okay, but , in better condition…

I know, I know its unacceptable for me that I haven’t update my posts for too long.

The think is that I had an 6 y.o camera of 6Mpx, that I was using. During holidays I got a new one of 12Mpx, but I can’t really use it the same.

The photos tent to get lighter, so I tried 3 times to swatch Bling, and couldn’t see the color (I saw in reality), in the photos…

I did something different today, its not that its the best thing I can do, but anyway…

So….

…….

This is Nyx Black Label lipstick in Bling. Very popular color, I could say…

   

(okay okay, I might have put the 3rd photo just to show my nails (Opi Dutch tulip and INM hologram silver)

I tried different angles and lighting to show you the color…

   

 

And here it is swatched in my arm, together with Iconic (which I will swatch very soon) and Minimalism…

(L-t-R : Bling, Iconic, Minimalism)

About Black Label series….

Well, Black label is indeed different from the round lipsticks series.. Not only in price, but in quality, smell, packaging…

Its NOT more pigmented but its more moisturizing, has a bit longer staying power, and smells better. The packaging looks more ”high quality”, but I prefer round lipstick’s more… Smaller, and fits better in smaller handbags/clutches.

The Black Label Bling…

Bling is a neutral color, for every day. I can’t really describe it , its surely pink, but its very.. grey. I mean, its kind of a boring pink with grey undetones?

Being pale myself, NC20, BUT with dark brown hair/brows and green eyes, and naturally NON-blushing cheeks, I wanted something to look more… alive in me.

I usually have the corpse look, so this doesn’t really help

It is a beautiful color, actually. I just need to year it with more strong eye makeup, I guess…

What do you think? Have you used it ? Have you used Black label lipsticks from Nyx?

Stay tuned and enjoy!

Lots of Love

V

PS: In my following posts I will show you  my Elf haul (when it will arrive) is as well as ”What’s in my bag” post (probably tommorow)…

Also, Iconic’s swatch (Nyx round lipstick), which is AMAZING! I already love it ! I adore it !