Have you got any of them ? Do you like them?
Have you got any of them ? Do you like them?
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.
(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!
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…
– 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
– 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!
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…
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
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 !
Here are the last things I got…. Not exactly bought all of them, since 3 were presents…
3 Nyx Jumbo eye pencils, 1 eye primer from essence, a clinique lipstick and a powder?(?) , 2 Nyx round lipsticks, 1 Nyx black label lipstick, a clarins lipstick and a Nyx cream blush…
Clinique whatever powder, at Peony. To be honest I m not sure if its a blush or a eyeshadow or both. I use it as eyeshadow,and it’s cute. Its was a gift in a Greek magazine, together with the lipstick.
Nyx’s cream blush in Golden .I just tried a bit with a brush, that’s why the surface looks so mewahhhhh….
An eye-primer from essence… So cheap and cute … (haven’t tried it,yet)
Nyx round lipsticks in Iconic and Decadent.
Iconic is very similar to Minimalism and it’s a beautiful shade (I m gonna swatch soon). Decadent is my dissapointment. I wanted to order a dark cherry red, but turned out to be….very dark :S
Nyx Black Label in Bling. A very nicely MLBB color 🙂 Love it already ! (Gonna swatch it soon as well)
Clinique’s lipstick in Rosette. This was a full sized lipstick, the other gift from the magazine. The color is very nice BUT… have some gold shimmer in it. In the photo, is not very obvious but in reality it is. And doesn’t look good to my lips…
This is Clarins Jolie Rouge. Its not a full size one ( I guess), I was given that by a friend. Its a gorgeous bright red… which I haven’t tried.. And I am afraid to…
These are the infamous Nyx Jumbo eye pencils in (L-t-R) Yogurt, French Fries and Milk.
What do you think about these? Do you have any?
Sorry, this post might be boring , but I can’t do swatches atm. The weather is bad, so the lighting is unfair to the photos. Plus, I got a new camera and I haven’t learn to use it well yet.
Lots of love
How are you?
Here is my first time swatchin’ eyeshadows, so I decided to start with my favorite babes.
My first ”meeting” with La Roche Posay was with their cleansers and make up removers, as they didn’t coz any allergy to my eyes or skin. Their products , in general, are of very good quality, from cleansers to soaps, to lotions or sunscreen creams…
However, apart from the creams, soaps, and all tha stuff, they have the make up line, too. My favorite product from the line is the eyeshadows. .
I have only two (they don’t have – unfortunately – a huge range anyway)
(the letters on the back are not visible anymore so its just ”beige” and ”bronze”).
In reality, they look like this.
In my really-really bad indoors lighting though, they look like this…
Especially the beige, in my bad lighting, looks like yellow, where its not. Its exactly the above color
These are one of the best eyeshadows I have ever tried. At least in terms of staying power. Even when I am not wearing a primer, they last all day long!!!!!!
The apply is quite smooth, but the sponge is not that good. With another sponge, is better. And Silk.Probably not as silky as others, but anyway..
The bronze one, has a good color payoff, the beige its a bit more sheer.
Here is swatched to my hand and the bronze to my eye (the light does NOT help the beige one, at all) . The yellow above the eyeshadow is my eyelid color 😦 . I am sick the last week, and I don’t have a rosey skin at all.
Somewhere here, I want to inform you but I am very bad in puting eyeshadows on. I can’t see well from my one eye and I can’t put eyeshadow with my glasses on, neither I can wear contact lenses, so, I just put eyeshadow in very amateurish way
So, here is the pros and cons of La Roche posey
Staying power / quality / pigmentation
Brush / color’s range
I was about to put ”price” in the cons, since it costs around 16€ (20 dollars?) which is – if I remember correctly ) as much as a Mac eyeshadow costs.
However, I think it is a value for money product, so what you pay is what you get , and more, maybe…
Have you ever tried it ? What do you thing?
PS: I am gonna do lipstick swatches once the weather gets better, so I can have good photos with good lightning. A clinique lipstick, Nyx’s Iconic and Bling, and a couple of Maybelline’s are waiting…
Lots of Love.
I had some problems taking good pictures for the next swatches, so I decided to make my top #10 list until I solve the problem. The following pictures are a bit crappy (BB Bold’s 2Mpx camera is not that good, especially indoors, so..), so I am sorry.
I made a list with my favorite make-up related products. They are not exactly in the right order, but anyway….
1 # Ceralip by La Roche Posey
This is my lil’ miracle. Here in Greece we don’t have Carmex or Burt Bees ( I m gonna order them online soon though) , so I can’t really tell you if its better or worst. What I know is that I have dry (lips, skin and hair), and this little tube is amazing. Its doesn’t have the most convinient tube to apply, neither does have so great ”feeling”. Yeap, kinda vazeline-ish, but….
Even if my lips are dry as hell, chapped and bleed. Just put some and leave for the night, and…tada! Great results already. I always have a tube in my bag, and I have already give some to my friends who tried it and love it .
Price = 5 euros.
2 # Lash Stiletto® Ultimate Length Washable Mascara by Maybelline
This is my favorite Mascara. I have tried tones of Mascaras from the cheaper to many high-end ones with amazing reviews. None can ”help” with my problem.
I don’t have short eyelashes, neither I have problem with how rich they are. My problem is that no matter what, they are straight. My hair is wavy, and even my eyebrow hair tend to curl in the edges, but my eyelashes are so-damn-straight.
Curling / curling / curling, I used so many and did nothing. With regular curler machine or just curler, still, nothing . Only this one let ’em stay curly.
After one apply of that, if I want, I can apply any other mascara (for long or rich lashes), if not, its useless.
Price = I think its 14 euros.
3 # Vitamin C Skin Boost Serum by The Body Shop
This is magic. I m using it for more than 2 years, and have emptied enough bottles of it already.
Before posting my top list, I made a search to see reviews, and I was suprised that it wasn’t like by many, like it did nothing, or that caused pimples.
It makes my skin glowing, it gives a very very smooth touch, smells amazing (I love the smell of orange anyway) and gives me perfect skin (I have dry skin) . Also, it moisturizes.
Price = 18 euros
4# Anticernes concealer by Seventeen cosmetics (Greek brand).
I use this concealer for more than 6 or 7 years. Its just the best I have ever used. Moisturizing, blends well with the skin, great for my skin tone, good even for highlighting (the lighter shade) or to hide pimples (the rest of shades).
Unfortunately this brand, which has a great line of nail polishes ( I reviewed one here on my first post) , is only available to Greece. Its dissapointing because it has some very good products, with good prices, that you’d gonna love. I will give nail polishes in my first giveaway and probably another product, too.
Price = about 8 euros
5# Lip liner in natural color (#11) by Radiant.
Radiant is the proffesional line of seventeen. Its a bit cheaper than seventeen, but it has even higher quality products (though the concealer of radiant is not good).
The lip liner is not something special, its a very good lip liner with very good staying power. you can find lots of that. But its EXACTLY my lips color (naturally, coz sometimes with bad weather my lips are very deadly-white).
Since I have not well-defined lip lines, I find this very very have-to and everyday usage product.
Price = about 7 euros
6# Vatika Coconut oil.
I recently had some hair loss, as I have each year, so I went through lot of research to help it. Bought therapies, special shampoos, eat better, still….
Until I read about this thing. I put some in my hair roots/scalp and… 1) Leaves a great smell 2 ) makes my hair softer 3) I actually saw difference of the hair loss, after a few uses….
Price = about 6 euros (?)
7 # Olive oil.
I had magic in my country, hometown, home and never used it !
I know what Olive oil was capable of , but never tried it ! It will sound strange, but I am not a fan of olive oil, or oils in general. I don’t like greasy feel in my mouth. So the only use of it , was to exfoliate my lips, together with some sugar.
So, since I also have dry hair, I thought I should give it a try! OMG ! I would have saved the fortunes I spent on conditioner, masks and all that stuff I bought to make em shiny. My hair look healthier, shinier, and I make usage of those bottles that my family gives me (Greek parents…whatever!)
Price = none 🙂 Family production. Extra virgin olive oil of excellent quality
8 # Nyx Mega Shine lip Glosses by Nyx
I m more the lipstick kind of girl to be honest. Maybe this is because I was never happy with a lipgloss. Too watery, too sparkly, too sticky (especially that), too non-natural look until…. Mega Shine Lip Glosses by Nyx. Love the smell, the texture, the colors, the non-stickiness. I would be fair to say that Korres’ cherry lipgloss is also non-sticky, and have all that kind of feautures, and even better staying power, but the cheaper price and the color range, wins for me. Still, love em both.
Price = Around 3-3.5 euros (E-bay)
9 # Mineralize foundation by MAC
I wanted a foundation EXACTLY for my skin tone, not too yellowish, not too white, not sticky and thick and not making my skin dry.
This is it. My NC20 baby.
Price = 34 euros
10 # Illuminator by Radiant
I don’t have it available atm, in order to post a photo, I can add it later if you want it . Its a great illuminator in a soft pinky nude, the best one to hide dark circles and highlight your eyes
Price = 14 euros
1 euro = 1.2937 US dollars (04 Jan 2012 exchange price).
Phew…. This is it ! Comments are always welcomed ♥
Have a wonderful day
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…
Lots of Love
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)
+ 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