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December Haul!

Hello beauties!
Here I am again, with a haul post, or better, a collective-haul post.
I got some thingies from Hondos Center (its the Greek version of Sephora, or CVS, or multi-brand store with make up and stuff), a 1euro dollar shop, and from beautyjoint (black friday)
From beautyjoint I got 4 out of 5 of top-left (except the essence eyeshadow), and Nyx’s lipstick.
More specifically Jordana blush – coral sandy beach, Jordana brow shadow – brunnete, Wet n Wild – Brule , Jordana eyeshadow over the taupe and Nyx – Black cherry!
From Hondos I got Bioten’s hand Cream (Greek brand)  essense nail polish (out of the forest),  essence cream eyeshadow- for fairies, eyeliner from essence 100% splash proofand the erre due lasting contour eye #2 pencil (greek brand -> AMAZING pencils).
From 1euro shop/lovie I got the long-tubed lipstick  #21, the short one #20, and 2 pencils of brand glamourous, #8 and #41,and one nail polish , no #33.
Jordana brow – brunette / Wet and Wild – Brule / Jordana blush , Coral Sandy beach
 Brule of WnW is supossed to be the  dupe of  Brulee της Mac
Essence – for fairies / Jordana – over the taupe / Essence eyeliner.
Over the taupe is supposed to be a dupe of  Satin Taupe της Mac
Mini swatch :
Black cherry->Lovie (20)->(21) -> Erre Due ->glam (21)->(8) ->Essence -> Coral Sandy beach
And a pair of peep-toes I got from Blanco, for 26euros:

Have you got any of them ?  Do you like them?

Love

V.

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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 !

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.

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 !

January Haul… almost!

Hello All!

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…

More specifically…

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

V.

 

La Roche Posay Single Eyeshadows

Hello beauties!

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.

NOTE:

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

Pros:

Staying power / quality / pigmentation

Cons:

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.

V.