300 followers giveaway!

Εκπληξη!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Εφτασα τους 300 followers, και νομίζω ήρθε η ώρα να κάνω ένα μικρό giveaway για να ευχαριστήσω όλους εσάς που αφιερώνετε χρόνο στο να με διαβάζετε  !

1 Mac κραγιόν της επιλογής σας απο την κανονική σειρά
(1 Mac Lipstick of your choice – regular line) 

1 μονή σκιά Inglot της επιλογής σας
(1 Inglot single eyeshadows of your choice)

Και κάποιες μικρές εκπληξούλες …
(and a few little suprises!)

Υποχρεωτικοί βήματα – Mandatory entries:

♥ Να ακολουθείτε το μπλόγκ μου μέσω Google Friend Connect
Follow my blog via GFC
♥ Nα μου αφήσετε ενα σχολιο με το ποιες αποχρώσεις θα θέλατε να κερδίσετε
Comment below and tell me he shades you’d love to win

Εξτρα συμμετοχες – Additional entries:
♥  Κάνοντας Like στην σελίδα μου στο facebook
Like my facebook page
♥ Με follow στο Twitter
 Follow me on twitter
♥ Kάνοντας share τον διαγωνισμό στο facebook
Share this on Facebook !
 
♥ Tweet about it !
♥ Blog about it
Σημείωση:
Επειδή στα προηγούμε giveaway υπήρχαν άτομα που με το που έληξε ο διαγωνισμός και δεν κέρδισαν με ”ξε-ακολούθησαν” , έχω πλέον κρατήσει ποιοι είναι οι followers μου και ποιοι έχουν ήδη ξε-ακολουθήσει. Θα κάνω το ίδιο και τώρα, ωστε να αποκλειστούν – αν γίνει κάτι τέτοιο – απο μελλοντικούς διαγωνισμούς.

  Note : 

Please note that I keep track on my followers, so I already know who followed and unfollowed me at my last giveaway, so they will be eliminated, and I will do it this time as well, for my future giveaways, too.
Its very ”cheap” behavior, and very dishonest. As I have said in a discussion, its like playing lotto, and take your money back because you lost. 
Terms and conditions:
♥ Το giveaway τελειώνει στις 21 Μαρτίου!
Givaway ends at 21st of March

♥ Ανοιχτό σε όλα τα μήκη και πλάτη της γης!
Open internationally

♥ Τα δώρα είναι αγορασμένα με δικά μου χρήματα
Gifts are bought with my own money. None is sponsored

♥ Εαν δεν είναι ο νικητης/νικήτρια άνω των 18, θα πρέπει να υπάρχει άδεια γονέων.
Anyone can participate as long as is above 18y.o. or haves parent permission

♥ Δεν φέρω ευθύνη εαν το δέμα χαθεί/καταστραφή κατα την αποστολή.

I m not responsible from any breaks/damages/lost parcel

♥Δεν φέρω ευθύνη για τυχον φόρους (νικητής εκτός ΕΕ)

I m not responsible about any extra fees/taxes (non-EU winners)

 ♥ Το δώρο θα αποσταλεί με Ελληνικό ταχυδρομείο

I ship with Greek Postal office

♥Ο νικητής έχει 48 ώρες να απαντήσει, αλλιώς θα κληρώσω άλλον νικητή
 Winner has 48hours to reply to my e-mail, else, I’ll draw a new one. 

Ηits and misses, swatches and reviews : MUA

Hello again girls!
A couple of weeks ago, MUA had an amazing offer, which I talked you about already in that post.
Now its time to talk about MUA’s hits and misses, or simply make a quick review on each product
Hope you’ll enjoy it 🙂

Cover and concealer wand: Its nice. Not the best concealer you have every tried but very good for its price. Medium coverage and good staying power.
Concealer stick: Kinda hard. Not as good as the wand, or as seventeen’s stick, but not nearly as bad as the Jordana concealer. Just okay.
 
(wand) fair -> natural -> (stick) natural -> Almond
Eyebrow pencil and lip pencil : Both of them are super pigmented and very soft. While that’s a positive thing about the lip pencil, you have to be careful with the brow one, or maybe if you got the dark one. I have use it a couple of times and has good staying power. Too bad there were limited shades. For both.
Cream blusher: I don’t  have many cream blushers, just this and a nyx one. I like the fact that is NOT very pigmented, because it would be hard for me to work with it. The color is amazing 🙂
Single eyeshadows: I have already the undressed pallete (you are going to loooooooove it) and the Pretty pastel’s one (review here), and none of the rest was in my to-buy list, so I though I’d give a chance to single eyeshadows. For 1 pound per each, (0.5 with the -50%) , what can go wrong? I got 1,,12,16,17 and 19 but 3 of them are too light to swatch. and 19 (if I’m not mistaken) the matte brown is lovely, and can  also  be used in dark eyebrows (Like mine)! They are all amazing!!!!!!!!!! Lot’s of product, great pigmentation, smooth, good staying power.
 
(eyebrow pencil-> lip pencil : brooding plum-> cream blush: yummy-> eyeshadow #17)
                                        
But I looooooooove shade  no #12.
I don’t use brush for this one, because, unlike the rest of eyeshadows (in general) it doesn’t give much color that way. It’s like a creamy one. Its a gorgeous warm chocolate brown with green shimmers. It litterally compliments every eye color.The more you apply though, the more the green appears.
 
 Pressed Powder : I was impressed. I didn’t believe it would be that good. Not only I (finally) found a powder that fit my color, but its so cheap? Gives a wonderfull matte finish. I m almost sure I will (finally!) hit the pan with that one.
Bronzer : I chose the darker shade, which is still light enough. Its perfect for contouring for fair/medium skintones. It has became my favorite
Lipsticks : I bought shades 1,2,10 and 11. I knew beforehand that they didn’t have a super staying power and didn’t mind.For that, I was okay, since, come on, for 1 pound, this is too much already to get.They are very pigmented though. #1 is a gorgeous red  with blue undertones, #2 is a rosy purply pink. #10 is a pinkish nude,more in the brown side (with a tad shimmer) , and #11 is a nude, to the pink side. I suggest you look for more swatches in internet, because from light to light, you’ll see different results. 


 
 ( 10 -> 2 -> 1 -> 11 )
BB foundation: I love the fact that matches my skintone. It’s not heavy on the skin, and it has a nice coverage. I’d love it more  if I could apply it a bit easier, but overall is a very worthy product.
 
  ( light rose . Blended on my right half arm)
Matte primer: Just wow!!!!!!!!  It gives a smooth finish to your skin, and help it stay oily-free, and makes sure your foundation stays in place. Really-really happy I got it, and defenately re-stock 🙂
Brow kit: I m not sure if I like this product , not as a result, but as an overall idea. I like the tiny tweezers, and the wax/shadows work well. But I think its too big for nothing. It would be better to have 3-4 shades for fair/auburn/brunnete and dark hair. Now, for every girl, 2 out of 3 shades will be uselless.
Eyeliner : I m very happy to discover cheap and good eyeliners. After Essence’s amazing one, now this one. I want it in more colors though. Brown-black or brown would be perfect 🙂
Plumping gloss: Nice as a lipgloss, nothing for plumping. (buff)
Lip boom: I didn’t intent to buy it, because I don’t really like 1) double ended products 2) Sparkly lipglosses.But turned out a great product. First, the shade ”It’s a situation” is amazing . A lovely burgundy that makes teeth look whiter. Second, its very matte when weared alone, so that’s something I also love and third, the lipgloss (which smells great) doesn’t look as bad as I though, in fact, it gives a very beautiful result, and great to wear ”statement lips”

Intense lip gloss: A nice – pigmented lipgloss. Not stick, and cute packaging. (sealed with a kiss)
 (sealed with a kiss -> Buff -> lip boom lipstick -> lip b. gloss -> combined)
Overall, I m very-very pleased with MUA. It’s very cheap, and some products are not only quality for money worthy, but way better. I have to try their nail stuff and brushes, too.

Have you got any of the above? What’s your opinion on MUA and those products? 

ΜUA Haul and a few other stuff!

Hello beauties, how have you been?
You probably already know that MUA (Make Up Academy) reached 50.000 likes in facebook, so they made the amazing offer of -50% plus free shipping.
I couldn’t resist. Just couldn’t.
They had some problems in the first day of the offer, so I waited until they said is okay, and until I saw some facebook comments from others that their order went smoothly.
Everything went fine, so they shipped my order Friday. I had them in my hands in Thursdays (6 days later!), and the post notice reached me a day ago! So fast 🙂
So here is a list of what I got:
– Cover and concealer wand in fair and natural
– Brow kit
– Plumping Gloss in Buff
– Eyebrow Pencil in Brunnete
– Lipstick in shades : 1,2,10 and 11
– Pressed Powder in shade 2
– Single eyeshadows in shades : 2,16,17,10 and in the incredibely fantastic shade 12 (gonna swatch it for you very soon)
– Lip boom in ”Its a situation”
– Cream Blusher in Yummy
– Bronzer in shade 3
– BB foundation in light rose
– Lipliner in Brooding Plum
– Eyeliner in Black
– Shimmer kisses lip gloss in Sealed with a kiss
– Matte perfect primer
– And hide and concealer stick in natural and almond.
All those stuff cost me only 20.25 pounds ~ 25 euros!
Fantastic? 
I also bought some other stuff here and there, since the start of 2013:
– Sephora mini eye pencils in gri-gri and black (-50% off, so 2.6€ each)
– Essie’s nail polish in cascade cool, from Elle magazine , 5,9€
– Radiant’s matte primer , 14€ (I blame YOU, Mary from Madeinheart)
– Inglot’s eyeshadow in 450, 6€ (I blame YOU, Konstantina from 5glamclub)
– Inglot’s eyeliner, during Inglot’s event (I’ll blog soon), 9€ (full price 12€) in color 75.
 -Maybelline’s color tatto in Pomegranate Punk, 8,45€
– Golden Rose lipstick in 111, 3€ 
– Radiant’s brow pencil in shade #4
-MC’s eye pencil in shade #06, I think 1~1.5€
-Eco tools brushes and brow thingie from E-bay  ~6€
And  Lovie’s nail polish in 100, (love it) , 1,5€
I m gonna swatch some of the MUA products soon, and make a post similar to ELF’s hit and Misses, with honorable mention to the amazing shade 12 of the single eyeshadows. 
Did you take advantage of MUA’s offer? Have you got anything from MUA or any of the above mentioned products?
I love to hear your opinions.
Lots of Love.
V.

Do you believe in love with the first sight? Second?

Well, how many of us have bought something, that didn’t like that moment, and when we used them again, we fell in love with it?
I m one of them. I had forgotten some items in my stash lately, so I gave them a second chance…
…. and I don’t regret it !
 Zara teracotta multibronzing powder.I remember buying it very cheap (like 5€).I used it a couple of times back then, and then forgot it. I retried it a couple of days ago, and while is multibronzing (means as highlighters, eyeshadows, blushes, etc), I love the colors as eyeshadows. One of my very faves this month.
 Korres Shimmering eyeshadow dark grey. It was part of an 6eyeshadows offer. Though it was too dark. Now love it for smokey 🙂
Seventeen precision liner. Kay. I have to admit that a year ago, I even rarely used eyeliner/eye pencil. I was so clumsy in that. I bought it some months ago, but found it very hard to use. Now that I am a bit better in applying eyeliner, I tried it again. Its a glossy, dark black and have a very good staying power.
 ♥
L’oreal Lumi Magique. Won it in a giveaway. Never paid attention but after trying it a couple of times I realize that is actually ts good for under-eye highlighter.
 ♥
Elf concealer/Highlighter duo . I didn’t like the highlighter part, and I thought it was too long to fit my make-up clutch.I saw katmar1978 ‘s  video where she said it broke in two pieces (as it was something negative)  but it was a great solution to me.So I broke it and kept the concealer one which I liked from the start 🙂 Win-win!
 ♥
Lancome Tonique water. (no pic for this) I have bought quite a few traveler sets and general sets from Duty Free shops, and sometimes, I don’t use all the products from the pack. I had tried that lotion when I bought it but that period of time, my skin was way too dry, so It just made it even more dry !!!
I still don’t use it all the time,but when I have some pimples, I prefer this over any other lotion and it really helps.
The body shop lip liner in mauve berry. I have bought it to match a TBS lipstick.
 I didn’t like the lipstick (gave it away,eventually) and I had forgotten this lip liner, because when I bought it, I didn’t have lots of lipsticks anyway. While looking through my pencils, I saw this. Tried it again, (matched with some of my lipsticks,too) and use it again.

You should all go through your make up stash again. Especially if you have lots and lots of stuff like I do. You’ll might find a hidden gem you have forgotten, too 🙂
Have you given a second chance to any of your products? Which?
Hope you liked this post.
Love.
V

Products I regret buying!

Hello girls!
I m here again, this time with a tag. Not because I don’t have products to review (I have quite a lot), but I have lost my camera’s usb cable, so I can’t charge my camera or move the photos to PC.
So, until the cable I ordered arrives, I’ll do some posts that don’t need photos taken from me. 
( In this post, photos taken from official sites, or selling sites)
It was something I had to do anyway, not because I like trashing products or something, but because there are enough products I regret buying,and I want to know if other people share the same experience with me.
There are of course many other products that I regret buying as well, apart from those, and  I m forgetting them now because either I have given them away, or throw them. Those just came to my mind, that’s all.
So here is the ”Hall of shame” list :
• Lengthening and defining mascara – Elf
I have already told you that is was useless and it dried very soon. I m very peculiar when it comes to mascaras, and this was the worst one I tried. Now you can say ”What do you expect from a mascara that costs 1,5€”. Truth. But its not about the money. I have wasted too much money on make up to cry over 1,5€. But I have also tried products of the same price, of really good quality.
• Lip roll-on by The body shop
I bought it because I love everything lemon-orange in creams and balms. But unlike the lemon balm in the pot, this is .. nothing. It just gives you a little smell of orange. watery and greasy and useless.
• X-treme Curl mascara – MUA
Extreme-my-ass. Curl-my-ass. I have very straight eyelashes, and did NOTHING to them. Note, that I use eyelash curler every time, and didn’t manage to keep even this!
• Mac Mineralize foundation. I don’t regret it because I didn’t like it. I do like it a lot. But it has so little product inside, and this little product for 35€ its just too much. Colorstay by Revlon or Dermablend by Vichy have way more product and for more than half the price and they are equally or even better quality.
• Seventeen nail polishes. Okay. I have a love-hate relationship with them. They don’t last to my nails, yet, I can’t stop buying them (love their color range) and each time I regret buying any of them.
•This ELF pencil. It doesn’t write.You have to push it hard, and I m not going to lose my eye over a useless pencil, which is not even white (its pearl white)
 
•Erre Due lip glosses.
(I can’t find a photo from the official site, and I don’t have them anymore)
They cost 10 euros, they stay very very long but they are very sticky. Really sticky. Can’t-open-my-mouth sticky. I wanted to love them, but I.just.can’t.
• Bourjois Eyeshadows. Chalky and hard to use. Quite expensive for their quality.Maybe because the one I had was a pink with shimmer, and the shimmer made it as such. I just disliked it so much.
•Jordana undercover concealer. It sucks. Unlike the rest of the Jordana products which are , on average, AWESOME!I have already ”trashed” it here
 •TBS, black velvet Apricot shower gel. Smels worst after shower, doesn’t do lots of foam. Dissapointment.
I was expecting more because I generally like all body products from TBS.And I m not picky when it comes to shower gels, I just want them to smell nice and make a bit of foam.
 
•Unifiance LRP . This is the only one item from La Roche Posay that I didn’t like.Its a bit chalky, very sheer, no color match my skin, and for 21€ I can find many better ones. Unifiance foundation on the other hand, is just AMAZING!That’s why I bought that, I was expecting it to be as good as the foundation.

That’s all. For now. What about you ”hall of shame” list? Which products you regret buying and why?
Have you got any experience from those I mentioned?
Lots of love
V.

DIY face mask ~ Yoghurt and Oatmeal !

Halllooooooo !!!!
Here is a little DIY advice, that works wonderfull!
If you have redness, acne and miscoloration, that’s what you want…
(pictures found on google search)
 
• Yoghurt
• Oatmeal (βρώμη ~ θα την βρείτε στα δημητριακά στα σουπερ-μάρκετ)
• honey (optional)
Add to the yoghurt as much oatmeal needed so it won’t be to watery, and honey, if you want.
 aplly, leave it for about 10 minutes and… suprise!
Nice, smooth skin!
It reduces the redness after 2-3 times, and you can do it in your home, cheaply and easy!
You are welcome!
PS: Thank you , you know whom 😉

Apivita Bloggers Event

Καλησπέρα κοριτσια! 
Αυτή τη φορά επιστρέφω με ποστ στα Ελληνικά!
Πριν απο λίγο καιρό λοιπόν, παρεβρέθηκα, μαζί με άλλες blogger, στο event της Apivita.
Αλλοι λίγο, άλλοι πολύ, όλοι νομίζω ξέρουμε την Apivita. Εγώ προσωπικά απο κάποια προϊόντα της propoline, απο τα lip balm, απο βαφές μαλλιών, και φυσικά τις μάσκες τους!
Το event λοιπόν, έγινε στο κτίριο ”Στέγης Γραμμάτων και Τεχνών” του ιδρύματος Ωνάση, και συγκεκριμένα στον χώρο του εστιατορίου Hytra!
Οι κοπελες απο την Apivita μας υποδεχτηκαν πολύ ζεστά, συζητώντας με όλες της blogger  μία προς μία, πριν ακόμα αρχίσει η παρουσίαση (καθώς επίσης και μετά και κατα την διάρκεια) . Πολύ ζεστή ατμόσφαιρα.
Ξεκινήσανε με την ιστορία της εταιρίας, μας παρουσίασαν αρκετά προϊόντα,την φιλοσοφία της Apivita και ενημερωθήκαμε και  για την πορεία της εταιρίας στο εξωτερικό.
Με διαδραστικούς και εφυέστατους τρόπους, μας κάνανε παρουσίαση πολλών υλικών που χρησιμοποιούνται στις (αγαπημένες όλων, γιαυτό βγήκαν και σε μεγαλή συσκευασία – πολλαπλών δόσεων) αγαπημένες μας μάσκες.
 
Δεν έχω ξαναδεί τόσο ευφάνταστη παρουσίαση! Ο Σεφ να παίζει με τις πρώτες ύλες, συνταγές για φαγητα, και μπουφέ με…ορισμένα απο τα προϊόντα που χρησιμοπιούνται στις μάσκες ! (πχ. Αργιλος – ναι, καλά ακούσατε!)
Φεύγοντας, μας δώσανε ένα δωράκι (μια σακούλα) με προϊόντα της Apivita (scrub, μάσκες, serum,), καθώς και τις συνταγές που είδαμε να κάνουν!
Τέλος, θα ήθελα να ευχαριστήσω την Apivita για την διοργάνωση αυτού του υπέροχου event.
Επίσης, ένα ακόμα ευχαριστώ στην Μαίρη απο  Madeinheart , γιατί χρησιμοποιησα την πρώτη φώτο απο το ανάλογο πόστ της. Επουδενί δεν θέλω να οικιοποιηθώ κάτι που δεν είναι δικό μου. 
Εσεις, χρησιμοποιείται προϊόντα της Apivita? Ποιό είναι το αγαπημένο σας? 
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