Thursday, May 2, 2013

Trending: Statement Necklaces

 This season don't hesitate to invest in a statement necklace. Such a piece of jewellery will transform each and every of your outfits and will provide you with lots of style and a hint of glam even if you are under dressed. I totally love them with a plain t-shirt.....
What do you think?

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Beauty Haul


I am back with a haul!
Don't we all love these posts? This haul was mostly Dior, partly because lately I have found myself to be driven towards this beauty stand and partly cause it was 35% off. I purchased a few products I have been eying for a while and I must tell you that they are really amazing, but since I have only worn them a couple of times -will wait before reviewing them- oh, well at least the foundation. From top (centre) going clockwise:

1. Dior Skin nude skin glowing makeup in 031
This is a medium coverage foundation that leaves a slight glow to the skin- without being oily.
2. Dior Rouge Nude lipstick in 263
A gorgeous nude pink filled with hydrating elements, long lasting power and of course Dior's signature lipstick scent. (see photo below-left)
3. Dior Gel coat
This isn't just another topcoat, it is a quite thick, extra shiny coat that promises to give us the result of gel nails. And it stands to its promises!!
4. Chanel Rouge allure extrait de gloss in 69
What can I say for these amazing glosses? Super color payoff, non sticky, long lasting and the color variety is quite good. The no 69 is a muted mauve pink that looks nice is just about every skin tone! (see photo below-right)

Friday, March 1, 2013

Armani Maestro? No Thanks.

It has been quite a while, so sorry about that.
I have been so busy lately and during my spare time I was lazy to be honest! I wasn't thinking about doing a post today, but after I applied my foundation I got so upset that I remembered why I rarely choose the particular one from my collection.
Yes, and I am referring to the one and only Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion foundation! Not only, I do not share the hype for this one but I can say that I DISLIKE it!!!!!
I will tell you why....
My skin is relatively good with minimum breakouts usually caused by hormonal reasons or me not taking care of my brushes! I would say I have a normal skin that tends to be oily in the t zone area, meaning I might have to powder through the day....Moreover, I do not have large pores or any dry patches in any areas of my face. And now listen to this..... As soon as I wear my GA maestro foundation my skin looks awful, and I mean bad! It is as if it just sits on the skin, not melting in it, accentuating this way all of the skin's flaws, I look like I have large pores, plus I get the biggest dry patches on my oily skin.....Is that even possible?
So what do I do each time? I remove it right away, cause my skin looks soooo much better without it!
At first I really thought that I was using it wrong this is why I have tried to use my fingers and then a brush and then another brush, and the end result? S#@T!!!!!And then I thought that maybe I had to shake it even more before I applied it and I almost got a tennis elbow and you know what? S#@T!!!!! And then, I thought I knew what the problem was, I hadn't scrub my skin. And so I did. And you know what? S#@T!!!!!Finally, I was convinced I had discovered the reason I kept failing.... I thought that maybe my moisturizer was not compatible with the oil based foundation and so I tried each and every moisturizer and primer I owned, but you know what? S#@T, again. So guess what? I think I will just give up on this one. I am really sorry on the 50+ euro I paid for it, but as much as I tried loving the particular hi-tech foundation, my skin HATES it!
Of course there are girls that will swear on this product but unfortunately I am not one of them, so my proposal: TRY IT before YOU BUY IT!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas gifts and buys

I am not going to hide it. Christmas is my favourite time of the year...
I absolutely love everything about it, the family gatherings, the delicious Christmas dinner, Christmas tree  decoration and of course the exchanging of gifts.
Above are some of the gifts I received and bought over Christmas. (Top and to the right)
1. Babyliss curler
2. Leopard pillowcases
3. Illamasqua Gleam highlighter in Aurora
4. Jurlique Rose powder
5. MAC prep and prime highlighter in light boost
6. Thermal Socks - cause my feet are always cold!
7. MAC diva lipstick
8. Illamasqua Skin Base foundation
9. Bobbi Brown high shimmer lip gloss in HOT
10. Anastasia tinter brow gel in blonde
I will soon be back with reviews.

Merry Christmas!!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Pointy pumps

I personally adore pointy pumps, I find that they are so feminine and chic yet quite sexy. They are often uncomfortable -being so narrow on the front- and often quite high, but they will upgrade each and every outfit. Here are my favourites for this Winter....
2.Gianvito Rossi

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Which one do you like?

Hey sweeties, I will soon get the I phone 5!
So excited about that!
I have already begun searching for a case- which of course should be stylish but most importantly it should protect my phone. Dont know if I have mentioned that before, but I tend to be kinda clumpsy!!

Silver Ambition (cases from left to right):,
Gold Desire (cases from left to right):,,
Animal Instincts (cases from left to right):,

Sunday, December 9, 2012

In search of the perfect red lipstick

Do you have any favourite red lipsticks?
I do, and unfortunately there are more than a couple. In fact they are eleven! Eleven different shades of red, most of them warm and some cool, some bright and others dark. I totally understand people who just have one favourite signature red lipstick but this never works for me cause I get bored too easilly plus I like experimenting with new shades and textures- although not everything I try works for me.
Below is a picture of the lipsticks' swatches in the sunlight.

And here are the lipsticks' swatches under artificial light.

Hope this post was helpful......
cause to me photos of swatches come particularly handy when shopping online!By the way my colour currently is between NC25 and NC30.