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April’s favorites

Hello Beauties.

(Greek version here)

Here I am again, starting with the April’s favorites.

I haven’t done any monthly favorites yet, so I am gonna start now, doing them each month.

Let’s see which those are..

Elf Eyebrow kit – Dark

The infamous – and loved already, kit. There is no single day that I don’t use it, since my eyebrows without it are not presentable. They look like … dizigomatic twins. Yeap, totaly different

 

Tommy G long wear foundation #1

Its a Greek brand foundation. One of my favorites. It covers, without making me being oily, and fits my color very much. I have a big problem finding the exact shade (and so light foundation), with the correct undertones, so it doesn’t seem that awful on me. It has a BIG minus, which is the pump, but I will probably do a seperate review/swatch about that.(It looks better on my face. Lol)

 

Dior Show – Iconic / black

I recently rediscover this Mascara, so I though ”Let’s try it”. Its not as good as Stilleto (Maybelline) for my lashes at least, which keeps my lashes curly, but it seperates them very well, and makes them ”stand out”..

Gel eyeliner essence – black

I think everyone knows this eyeliner. Very stable, almost waterproof, and I use a Greek-brand (Toyoko, yeah with Japanese name) brush.. Great.

Garnier essentials wipes.

They do exactly what they have to. Clean and moisturize. I have a dry skin, and I rarely find the perfect wipes. They will either clean, or moisturize. Not both.

Νyx round lipstick – perfect (the name of the shade)

A MLBB nude color, to the brown side. Its suitable for end-of-winter/spring time, especially for people that don’t try ”bright” colors (like me)

 

Nail polish from seventeen (Greek brand) – 40

I love it ♥

A peachy-to-pinky side  color, which is superfantastic.

You are going to love it. Its MUST for spring and summer. If you want, I will make an NOTD with that. And even if you don’t want. 😛

 

Last but not least, and tottaly irrelevant…

A pair of earrings I bought..

Aren’t they lovely?

That’s for now!

Bye dolls

Love

V.

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NOTD -Cloud nails from “Nailside”

Hello Girls!

Weather is getting warmer, right? Time to have some more bright nails, to match the season!

As I wrote in my previous post, I bought an essence polish.. So I though I’d use it , but also I wanted to do something different.

I follow a great and talented blogger , and her blog is nailside.blogspot.com  , and here is her tutorial how to make this cloud nail pattern nails!

So, credits to her:)

Here is what I used:

Essence’s top coat, essence Rassberry swirl, an Olivia (1€ brand) blue color and OPI’s Alpine snow. My base was essence’s new color.

(Sorry for my cuticles. I have an allergy cause due to acrylics.. now are in a ”good” shape, they used to be hard as rock, and yellow)

 

 

Hope you liked it !

 

Have an amazing weekend 🙂

Love

V.

 

Random nail art!

Hello all!

I just returned back to Athens, so I will start the swatches/posts asap.

Since I haven’t post something the last days, I will just post some nail art I did in the past, that happened to capture with my mobile.

Sorry for the crappy quality, its that my mobiles have only 2mPx camera quality …

 

 

And some Toe Nail art

 

Do you like any?

See you soon

Love,

V.

Magnetic Nail Polish : Imagnet by Tommy G

Hello there!
Long time no post, and long time no nail post so it’s about time…
Before swatching it, a small welcome/thank you note to my new – Greek followers

” Καλως ήρθατε στο blog μου ! Χαίρομαι πολύ που βρήκα πολλές Ελληνίδες  bloggers, που μοιράζονται την ίδια τρέλα με μένα…Να’ναι καλά το Greek Beauty Bloggers :)..

Προς το παρόν γράφω μόνο στα αγγλικά, έαν κάποια θέλει να γράφω και ελληνικά, θα το τολμήσω…

Σας ευχαριστώ πολύ και πάλι…”

And now I introduce you .. the magnetic nail polish

Imagnet art, by Tommy G.

….A little info about Tommy G.

Again, Tommy G is a Greek brand producted within EU. It’s part of a bigger company that produces some more cosmetics . You can find their English website here.

I like their nail polishes a lot, and I love  the Keratin base coat, which made my nails hard as rock 🙂  (their sub-brand layla has also very nice nail polishes that last a lot to my nails)


Now, the Imagnet …

(Right-Click + View image  to see them full-size)

I have purchase the nail polish in 2 colors (so far). Silver/grey and burgundy/pink. How the nail is going to look is that the cap , and its pretty accurate, I must say…

 

The secret lies not only in the ingridients of the nail polish (I guess), but also at the magnet in the top of the cap. The shape you are going to have is depended on how you ll hold the cap…

Enough with the theory now… Let’s see it in action….

For start, I applied ”Nail envy” from OPI as a base coat to my ugly looking nails…

 

I put one layer (you can add more if you want) of the magnetic nail laquer and immidiately (before it starts drying), I put the magnet as shown in the picture. The direction that the ”line” of the magnet has, determines the pattern…

As you can see, before having the magnet THAT close to the nail, is simply a nail polish. A metallic nail polish (of course you can wear it just like that, but I find it pointless to use this polish for the wrong reasons..anyway…)

Here are the  angles I tried to some of my nails…

You can do more ”complicated” nail art, by painting your nail in steps, like I did.. (Clumsily, I must admit)

I decided to make to make the simple sided pattern, so here is the final look :

I think they look very nice (the final look, not my awfully looking hands with the tones of cuticles there). Its a very unique result, with no effort, that costs around 7€.

What do you think?

See you soon.

Lots of Love

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.

 

Seventeen nail polish No.504

Well… Some small notes before my swatch:

– I really-really DON’T paint my nails with dark colors when they are long. This is something I do NOT like…

But… This is the first time in my life that my nails are so strong and they don’t break.. I have them long for a long time now.. But….

Its winter, Christmas is coming, and I can’t really have them french manicured all the time, or pinky summer colors…

If you don’t like long nails with strong colors, yeah , we are on the same boat, so… just an exception for this time…

– The brand is called Seventeen. I always thought that it was an international brand, but only recently I realised that I haven’t seen them anywhere else except Greece. And its bad cause its a good brand, have a big variety of colors (especially in nail polishes) and have some of my favorite products (eg. the concealer stick)

So……

Seventeen nail polish no 504 :

seventeen 504 nail polish

seventeen 504 nail polish

I ll be honest here. I just wanted to buy a black nail polish and I was in hurry. The blacks were not in stock (didn’t notice) so I grabbed what it looked like black in my eyes ….

When I got home, I realised that its not black. Well it is, but also has shimmery red in it.!

So, I tried it ! I loved it in instance, and I think that is a very suitable color , especially for that period of time….

Its a black color, with red shimmery. What is amazing, is that in the sun, it gives the gold effect, that I love..!!!

With no direct light and semi-direct light

seventeen 504 nail polish

seventeen 504 nail polish

Direct light (the gold effect) :

seventeen 504 nail polish

A small Greek note:

Εαν θέλετε , μπορώ να κάνω τα swatches και στα Ελληνικά!