December 20, 2012 § Leave a comment
Here is another of my favourite beauty gurus: yunging19!
She’s a homeschooled 17 or 18 girl and she has a super funny but yet very mature (the first time I head her talking I though she was between 20 and 25!) personality. She recently bought an HD camera so her videos will soon increase in quality, but even if her older videos are not in HD they are still worth to watch.
Her makeup is pretty much based on neutral/dark tones and maybe her tutorials are not the best on YouTube, but I feel like she has more potential than she thinks! She has recently became a Sigma affiliate and I feel like she never ever lie about products.
She often posts OOTDs and fashion advice/hauls.
Also, I have to suggest you her Vlog channel too because it’s the one I like the best.
She has the “Girl Talk” series and now she’s going with “Gender Perspective” series as well, along with various rents about life in general and Q&As videos. Even if I’m way older than her I find her suggestions always nice and definitely mature. They have offered me different points of views, sometimes.
Plus, I like how strict and direct she is about life. It’s something I wish I had.
One thing you’ll may notice is that she curses. Pretty much.
But, for some reason, that doesn’t bother me at all. I feel like she gets her point of view better talking like that.
Oh, and did I mention that she’s like a “beauty” version of Jenna Marbles? She’s hilarious!!!
She often replies to comments so. She treats you nice if you do! 😉
Hope you will like her channels!
December 10, 2012 § 9 Comments
Here’s the KiKo MakeUp Milan red nail polish in “Rosso Martha” (#238).
Color&Pigmentation. This is one of the brightest reds I’ve ever seen and own. In fact, on the nails it seems way brighter than the polish in the bottle. The cool thing about this polish (beside the fact that it’s in a color perfect for every month of the year!) is that you can easily build it up. You can choose to have a super bright red with just one coat, stroking a very little amount of polish or you can do more coats to get your nail colored just like the polish in the bottle. Awesome, uh?
The pigmentation is very very good, it’s one of the best I’ve ever seen.
Application. Perfect once you get used to it. Since you can deepen the red you really have to be carefully placing the same amount of polish on every nail or you’ll get slightly different shades, but beside that..I love how easy it is to wear this polish!
Longevity. Super. More than 5 days with no chipping and no top coat!!!
Packaging. Basic and simple. I much prefer a regular packaging with good quality polish than a super cute one with bad nail polish in it.
Store&Price. I bought it at the Kiko store in my town, but you can find it online here for 3,90€.
Overall: 10/10. My favourite polish on all time! Perfect color, easy application, cheap price, what can you ask for more? 😛
& that’s it!
December 6, 2012 § 1 Comment
So, the other day I was watching the TV show “New Girl” and I couldn’t stop staring at Zooey Deschanel’s hair. She always has stunning style and I love how her hair is always curled and voluminous. I love it.
I don’t know if I just paid more attention or not, but in the episode 2×08 I noticed a different style of curls.
As a result I decided to talk a little about how to achieve curls in general.
As you all know, you can get curls either with rollers or with straightener/curling iron. I want talk about that because you’ll find online tutorials that explain everything pretty greatly. Of course, you’ll have different results depending on the tool you use, but maybe what people tend to forget is how to choose the direction of the curls.
There are two ways of curling hair: away or towards your face.
Of all the thousands of hair curls tutorials I’ve seen, all of them tell you to curl away from your face. Well, the look you’ll get curling your hair like that is similar to this one in the picture.
Kind of the style Victoria’s Secret models wear all the time. I call it “a bombshell look” and it definitely is a more sexy and fun look.
Curling your hair away from your face, in fact, reveals more of your jaw line and neck and exposes your face framing it by wonderful waves, as if there’s a wind machine blowing to you.
Instead, the hair style that caught my attention during the episode of New Girl I was talking about is completely different.
Here’s a picture (I couldn’t find any better shot, sadly).
Zooey Deschanel’s hair, this time, was curled towards the face, as you can see very well on the left side. See how the look changes completely?
This is a more vintage-y style that might suit fewer occasions, but that I love even more than the bombshell look.
To curl your hair like that, I would suggest to split the hair in a half and curl both sides towards your face. Every curl (per side) should have the same direction, don’t change it from piece to piece!
Then, you can brush the hair with your fingers or with a brush (for a softer look) to make the curls fall in one (or more, if you want more volume) big curl per side.
As a result, you’ll have two big inward curls framing your face, just like old vintage hair looks.
See how curling hair differently changes the style? Keep that it mind next time you do it! 😉
Hope it was helpful!
ps. All the images belong to newgirlonline.net
December 3, 2012 § 10 Comments
Here is the e.l.f. nail polish I’m reviewing today. It’s in the color “Moonlight” (#D17).
Color&Pigmentation. The color is a shiny and metallic light peachy gold/silver, can’t describe it with words. It’s pretty light anyway, and it gives me a feeling of classic and timeless elegance, even if it’s shimmer-y. The pigmentation could be better, you need at least two coats to have the right color and ever like that the nail can still be seen under the polish.
Application. Smooth, maybe too much. It’s a very liquid formula and with these kind of textures you really need to be carefull applying the right amount of product or it’ll slide to the sides before you can properly stroke it. It dries slower than a regular polish, though.
Longevity. Pretty bad, it started chipping after the first day I had it on. Maybe this polish really needs a top coat.
Packaging. Cute one, but the cap is still bothering me as I was saying in my first e.l.f. polish review (here).
Store&Price. I bought it at the e.l.f. website for 1,50€. Now it’s 3,00€, don’t ask me why.
Overall: 6/10. I re-discovered it recently: totally forgot I had this stunning color in my collection. It’s perfect for a formal even or for a natural makeup day! 😉 I would love it to death if it dried quickly and if it didn’t chip so fast.