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My lipstick collection and swatches!

Hello Beauties!

Here is my lipstick collection!

Up until 2 years ago, I didn’t own more than 2-3 lipsticks, but now , thanks to internet/e-bay mostly, I own all these goodies.

Let’s start with Nyx:
nyx frappucinno iconic bling tea rose san paulo perfect decadent round lipstick b52 mars hermes milan san paulo sake
Top (L->R) Iconic, B52, Minimalism, Mars, Hermes
Bottom : Perfect, Decadent, Tea Rose, Milan, Frappucino
At left is Sake (lip tint) , to the right is bling (black label ) and the one in the lipgloss tube San Paulo (soft Matte lip cream)
And the rest of my lippies :
mac hot tahiti jordana korres fast play joli rouge lovie loreal sweet nude artdeco essence all about cupcake voodoo posh charming elf pink in the afternoon revlon
I tried to do a collective swatch with numbers. Kinda failed because NYX and the rest both have a 13 number but anyway…
(You can see the photos full size if right click and select view photo)
Nyx :
nyx frappucinno iconic bling tea rose san paulo perfect decadent round lipstick b52 mars hermes milan san paulo sake
nyx frappucinno iconic bling tea rose san paulo perfect decadent round lipstick b52 mars hermes milan san paulo sake
Rest :
mac hot tahiti jordana korres fast play joli rouge lovie loreal sweet nude artdeco essence all about cupcake voodoo posh charming elf pink in the afternoon revlon
mac hot tahiti jordana korres fast play joli rouge lovie loreal sweet nude artdeco essence all about cupcake voodoo posh charming elf pink in the afternoon revlon
Nyx:
 1- Sake /2- Iconic / 3- B52 / 4 –Minimalism / 5 – Mars / 6 – Hermes / 7 – Bling / 8 – Perfect /
9 – Decadent / 10 – Tea Rose / 11 – Milan / 12 – Frappuccino / 13 – San Paulo
Rest:
16 – Nude (Korres) / 17 – No#42 (Artdeco) / 18 – All about Cupcake (Essence) /
19 – Pink in the afternoon (Revlon) / 20 – Charming ( ELF) / 21 – Voodoo (ELF) /
22 – Posh (ELF) / 23 – No#50 (Flower) / 24 – Peach Mocha (Maybeline) /
25 – Rouge Vibration (Lancome)  / 26 – Hot Tahiti (Mac) / 27 – Fast Play (Mac)
28 – Sweet Nude (L’oreal ) / 29 – No#20 (Lovie) / 30 – Joli Rouge (Clarins )
Hope you liked it !
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Beauty Swap, anyone?

Hello lovelies.

Recently, I ve heard lots of bloggers who swap products with other bloggers, located in other countries.

I think that I’d love to do the same.

Many products I want to buy are either not available here, or relatively expensive (even to buy online).  Except from this, I would love to try some goodies from other countries anyway, chosen the ”swapper” (does this word even exists?)

On the other hand, there are Greek brands (or European) that are very nice (seventeen, erre due, etc) or they are cheaper here (korres) that – I guess – would like a girl to try, right?
Is anyone interested?

 

Tag : How much my make-up costs?

Hello!
(Greek version here)
This is a tag I saw recently, about how much your (daily) make up costs.
The prices are the ones that I bought each product, and I am not including any brushes in the tag:
So…

Garnier BB Cream (light) – 10 €
Revlon Colorstay 110 ~ 12 € 
(I m mixing those two to much my color better)
Radiant illuminator  (ροζ) ~ 14 €  (Radiant -> Greek brand)
Seventeen concealer (07) ~ 8 €  (seventeen -> Greek brand)
Mineral Booster ELF  – 6£ ~ 7.5€

Elf eyelid primer (sheer) – 1.5£ ->1.8 €
Sleek oh-so-special pallete ~ 10€
Diorshow Iconic Mascara ~ 29€
elf eyebrow kit (dark)- 3.75£ -> 4.6€
elf eyelash curler – 1.5£ ->1.8€
silky eye pencil errer due (black and white) ~ 5,5€ each -> 11€ (erre due ->Greek brand)
All over color stick – spot light  (Elf) 1.5£ – 1.8€
Elf lip stain Crimson crush – 2.50£ -> 3.1€
Korres lip balm stick – 3.5 €
Sleek sunrise blush – 5.5€

Blush and Bronzer kit (Elf) 3.75£ -> 4,6€

Total : 128,2€ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Its socking! Just for my daily make up I use so much money! I didn’t even include brushes, or my fave Naked 2 palette, just simple, cheap, products 🙂
What about you?
Lots of love

V.

 

Korres lipstick swatches – soft touch lip pen & guava lipstick.

Hello beauties!

I am so sorry for being absent for that long, but I am (still) out of Athens, I use and older-than-death-PC, plus I was sick for over a week, and didn’t really have the energy to blog.

Before doing any other swatch, I realized that I had 2 Korres lippies that I forgot.

Many times I buy a product, don’t like it atm, and then remember it and use it again.

This time is Korres’ soft touch lip pen in ”dark pink” and Korres’ guava lipstick in nude.

 

     

 

And here they are swatched in my hand

There is no need to say that I prefer the dark pink over the nude. The nude isn’t exactly nude, its more orangy than it should be, so, now I remember why I didn’t really enjoyed it in the first place. Dark pink is a MLBB color, that I love.

(Something I remembered. I recently bought a lipstick from a brand named ”prestige”, and while from the outside looked like pink, was very orangy. The lipstick quality is amazing, but the color is bad, I might swatch it soon. Greek readers, have you ever tried prestige?)

But, out of those two, I prefer the quality of the guava lipstick. Its more moisturizing and glides perfect when applied. While the Soft touch lip pen (apricot line?) is very stable, and has a veeery good staying power, its more ”dry”. Not so on the lips, but in the touch of it.

I wear the pink very often, but the nude, not. Only with a lipgloss.(Its a shame I can’t use it as much as I want)

Have a look of both in my lips, and decide yourselves as well

And here is the guava lipstick in nude

What do you think? Do you like Korres lippies?

Lots of Love beauties.

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.

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.

My Nyx haul – accepting requests for my swatches

Today I received my last order of Nyx with:

Round Lipsticks: Cocoa – Perfect – Pumpkin Pie – Heather and Hermes

(I already have Mars,Minimalism,Milan, Tea Rose, Frappucinno and B52)

Mega shine Lipgloss : Juicy Red and Tea Rose

(I already have Smokey and natural)

Round Lipgloss : Apricot and Pinky Natural

(I also have the Lip Spa in Sake color)

I also bough MAC Mineralize SPF foundation (NC20) , Korres lip Butter ( Peach and Rose ) , as well as  Korres Cherry gloss in Nude

I will start with swatching B52 and Milan…

But I will continue with everything requested from you from those listed above.

I have a huge list of nail polishes too, as well as other cosmetics, but I want to swatch those first…

Thanks for following and reading.

 

Lots of love

V.