What I bought & what I’m waiting for

September 29, 2012 § Leave a comment

Hello lovelies!

Long time, no talk, I know. I didn’t feel inspired at all for blog posts, sorry. 😦
Two days ago I finished my first master degree year’s exams, I’m still recovering from the shock, ahah! ;P The day after tomorrow my last year of uni will officially start. Can’t wait to finish with school. In a year I might be already working on my thesis!

Can I say that I’m super excited for the upcoming TV shows season? Here, I said it.

Anyway, this is an update post!

Forst of all, I’d like to thank all of you, dearest and newest followers! You definitely made my days! πŸ™‚
I started searching for cool worpress blogs about makeup&fashion and I’ve met some of the sweetest girls! πŸ˜‰ Can’t wait to get to know you all better!

Then, I finally made up my mind to place an order at feelunique.com. That website is heaven for a beauty junkie! Too bad my wallet is crying non-stop. πŸ˜›
Here’s what I bought:
Burt’s Bees Radiance Night Cream
Burt’s Bees Radiance Eye Creme with Royal Jelly
Burt’s Bees Sensitive Daily Moisturizing Cream
Burt’s Bees Radiance Facial Cleanser
Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm Tube
Lipcote Lipstick Sealer
Macadamia Moisturizing Rinse
The parcel should come here in 5-10 working days. Let’s hope I’ll be home when it comes, I have the terrible feeling it will be left downstairs under the rain since the free shipping doesn’t require a signature. :/
As you can see I’ve bought Burt’s Bees products. I’ve heard great things about these products and even if they aren’t that cheap I really wanted to try them out. Plus, they are 99% natural. Nice, uh? Let’s hope they are worth the money!
I’m already obsessed with the Lipcote sealer since I watched Jess from SuperBeautyNerd talking about it. I really seems a-m-a-z-i-n-g.
Of course, I couldn’t leave without any Macadamia product. I’ve head good stuff about this brand too and I decided to give it a try. Let’s hope well!

Maybe ten days ago I bought the famous Maybelline BB Cream and I still haven’t had the chance to put it on constantly -I’ve barely left the house this month! I was happily surprised that it matched my skintone pretty well and so, I definitely couldn’t resist!

I promise that the reviews of these products will come soon, just give me time to test them properly!

& that’s a wrap!
Have a nice weekend, beauties!
Stay beautiful. ❀

 

L

NOTW: nails of the week

September 18, 2012 § 11 Comments

Yes, I know it’s almost Fall, but I had this super pretty acid green nail polish since months and I haven’t had the chance to try it out yet!

It’s a Kiko nail polish in #297. Unfortunately it’s not as smooth as the other Kiko polishes, and it’s pretty tough to work with. It tends to dry slow and it need more than two coats to have a nice colour payoff. Plus, every time you pass it on the nails the polish tends to leave stripes. Too bad, because the colour is amazing.
I added some black polka dots just because I had time and patience to try a more fun manicure! πŸ˜› I put some black nail polish (an unknown brand) on a piece of paper and I used a toothpick to draw the dots!

TAG: Would you rather..?

September 14, 2012 § Leave a comment

This TAG is extremely famous on YouTube/websites.

Let’s go! πŸ˜‰

1.) Would you rather lose all of your mascaras, eyeliners, lipsticks, and lipglosses or lose all of your palettes and eyeshadows?
Palettes and eyeshadows. I don’t use them as much as my beloved mascara&lipglosses!!!!

2.) Would you rather chop off all your hair or never be able to cut it again?
Hard one. Mmmh..Maybe “never be able to cut it again” just because I don’t know how to deal with a pixie cut. πŸ˜„

3.) Would you rather have a coral cheek or a pink cheek?
Coral.

4.) If you had $1000 to spend, would you rather buy clothes or makeup?
Right now, makeup. My list of things to buy is extremely long. πŸ˜›

5.) Would you rather apply lipstick as eyeliner, or eyeliner as lipstick?
Lipstick as eyeliner. I don’t see myself wearing brown or grey lipstick! ahah

6.) Would you rather only shop at MAC or Sephora?
Sephora, because it has a wider range of products.

7.) Would you rather only use one eyeshadow color or one lip color for the rest of your life?
Aaaargh. One eyeshadow, I guess.

8.) Would you rather wear winter clothes in summer or summer clothes in winter?
WinterΒ clothes during the summer, as crazy as it sounds.

9.) Would you rather have dark nails or bright nails all year round?
Dark nails.

10.) Would you rather give up your favorite lip product or your favorite eye product?
Lip product. I find them more easily.

11.) Would you rather only be able to wear your hair in a ponytail or a messy bun?
Ponytail.

12.) Would your rather never be able to paint your nails again or never use lipgloss?
Hard question. My nails weren’t bad at all three years ago, but when I started playing the guitar..the white tips on my left hand’s nails is way wider than the ones on my right hand. I guess it’s visible only to be, but I’d say never use lipgloss. -but I’ll still be able to use lipsticks, right? that’s cheating. ahah

13.) Would you rather shave your eyebrows and have none at all or sharpie them in everyday?
Sharpie them everyday.

14.) Would you rather live without makeup or nail polish?
Again, hard one. Mmmh..maybe without nail polish even if my nails suck. πŸ˜›

& that’s it!

Feel free to comment with your picks! ❀

Have a nice weekend, beauties!

L

They are finally here!

September 11, 2012 § 2 Comments

After ages of waiting (I guess they came out before Spring in the US), the Revlon Lip Butters have arrived in my local drugstore! =) When I saw the little stall I couldn’t believe it!!! ahah

They didn’t have all the colours, but they were 7,54€ instead of 12,50€ (still pricey for my wallet, though). I couldn’t decide properly between the colours so I went for a classic one: Sugar Frosting. I really hope it won’t make me look dead. πŸ˜›

I haven’t tried it on yet, but I’ll let you know how it works for me.
I might buy soon some other colours! πŸ˜‰
Any suggestions?

Stay beautiful.

L

The tip that saves your lashes

September 5, 2012 § Leave a comment

Hello, beauty junkies! ❀

I’m back for a life-changing tip.
I’ve never liked my lashes since 11th or 12th grade, when I started to wear mascara now and then, but I began to really hate them after the first year of college, just when I started watching beauty gurus on YouTube with amazing lashes, even without mascara.

When I finally managed to use the eyelash curler, everything seemed better.
So, my first advice is: use an eyelash curler. If your lashes aren’t curled enough, if you want to give them more definition. And if they are extremely stubborn, warm the eyelash curler with a blow-dryer and then use it -be careful, it shouldn’t be too hot to burn you eyes, though!

And now, the real trick revealed.

You want naturally thick, longer and fuller lashes? No mascara is needed.
Baby oil is the answer.

I started applying it this Spring, initially with a cotton pad and then with an old (cleaned) mascara wand.
The amount of product must be really little: I usually dip it in the bottle and clean it on the edge of the bottle to remove the most oil possible, otherwise it’ll end up in your eyes and it’s not a pleasent feeling (it doesn’t hurt, but it’s oil so it kind of stays there for a bit).
I always apply it right before going to bed (remember to remove your makeup before!!!) so that I won’t have any residue of product during the day or mixed with actual mascara. Try not to rub your eyes right after or the oil will fall on your entire face.
By the end of the night, you’ll wake up with your lashes oil-free.

But where does it get using this trick?
Well, I really have noticed the difference when I stopped wearing it because of laziness. My lashes fell off pretty much everyday and they definitely weren’t fuller as I used before.
I started to use baby oil again and the magic was back there!!! =)
My lashes now are naturally thicker, fuller, longer and they hold curl better! Plus, they are good enough for me to feel confident going out to college without using any mascara!
Awesome, right?!

What I can also suggest is..don’t get grumpy if your lashes won’t grow stronger after only one night of using the baby oil. It’s a trick that needs daily (well, nightly!) regularity and you’ll see the results in two or three weeks!
It works very well also on eyebrows. My thin ones are now bigger and I feel like I need to shape and pluck them every other day!

I know that vaseline works great too and, if you want to go naturally, use an organic vaseline (they sell it at the Lush stores!).

The truth is I’m not beauty-smart enought to come to a trick like this all by myself, so my thanks go to the wonderful SineadyCady, from TheMakeupChair YouTube channel.
Here’s the video in which she talks about the benfits of baby oil -it’s an awesome waterproof makeup remover too!!!

Hope it’s helpful!

Stay beautiful.

L

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