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Monday, January 21, 2013

NOTD :: DS Bold by OPI


041 Bold was part of the Designer Collection for Fall 2011. It's a cool-toned raspberry-red jelly with silver and red glitter. It's quite opaque, I applied two layers. There's a lot of glitter in it so it's quite easy to spread it evenly, which is very nice. The surface is a bit rough so it's better to apply some top coat (I used OPI one). I wore Bold for four days and was impressed by its staying power. I removed it only because I wanted a change. I admit that I was afraid that removing such an amount of glitter would be a pain the back. Luckily enough it tourned out to be quite simple and quick, probably because I applied it over two layers of a base coat.

Although I love glitter, at first I didn't really like Bold at all, it seemed too Christmasy in the bottle. Definitely looks better on the nails. 


OPI DS Bold

OPI DS Bold

OPI DS Bold

OPI DS Bold


Friday, July 20, 2012

Makeup :: EOTD - summery turquoise

This is my today's makeup - quick and easy, yet colourful and summery. I like bright eyeliners but I definitely need something dark along the lashline, hence the two lines - turquoise and black.





What I used
As a base I applied MAC Paint Pot in Bare Study [8] on the entire eyelid. Then I applied light brown shadow [2] from last year's limited edition The Body Shop Boho Beauty Palette in the crease. On lower eyelid and the water line I applied waterproof Yves Rocher eyeliner pencil [4], then I used the same pencil to draw a line on my upper eyelid, extending it a bit outwards. Then I applied turquoise eyeshadow [1] from Sleek Curaçao eyeshadow palette over the eyeliner pencil, in the center of lower eyelid I used a lighter shade [3]. Then I applied black Color Tattoo [7] eyeshadow close to the lashline on the upper eyelid and in the inner rim. I applied Max Factor  2000 Calorie Dramatic Look mascara [5] and fixed my eyebrows with clear Miss Sporty mascara [6].

I didn't apply much to the rest of the face, just some higlighting base from Essence to my cheekbones, theBalm DownBoy blusher, some Rimmel Wake Me Up concealer, translucent Revlon PhotoReady powder to my T zone and some Carmex on the lips. 




Sunday, June 10, 2012

Makeup :: Lily Cole Collection for The Body Shop - Puff On Radiance


Yesterday I visited my local The Body Shop store to see Lily Cole Collection which finally was launched in Poland. Of course I paid special attention to the two products which were the most tempting in promo pictures, that is Puff On Radiance and Pearl Radiance Primer. To be honest everything in this collection is super cute. Finally I bought Puff On Radiance, just couldn't resist.

It's a highlighting or rather shimmering powder in a form of little beads. I was suprised by the size of the packaging, it's almost the size of a tennis ball. It's super cute and a bit kitschy, reminds me of a candy box. There's a puff which I don't think would be useful but looks pretty. The beads are in three colours, together they create a golden peachy shade of shimmer. It will be nice for decolletage I think. 









I'm really disappointed with the primer (I have a sample of it). It looks so pretty in the bottle but when you squirt it out it looks a bit disgusting. The texture is uneven and you have to rub it well so that there are no grains. It soaks in quicly and leaves silver shimmer on the sking which I don't like. When you apply it under foundation it actually doesn't give any effect whatsoever. Honestly I can't see any benefits of this product. 







Ingredients

Puff On Radiance: TALC, MICA, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, ISOSTEARYL NEOPENTANOATE, SORBITOL, AQUA, SCLEROCARYA BIRREA SEED OIL, BORON NITRIDE, NYLON-12, PHENOXYETHANOL, TOCOPHEROL, METHYLPARABEN, ETHYLPARABEN, PROPYLPARABEN, BUTYLPARABEN, SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE, ISOBUTYLPARABEN. [+/- CI 77891, CI 77491, CI 15850, CI 19140, CI 45380, CI 77163, CI 77499]

Pearl Radiance Primer: AQUA, GLYCERIN, DIMETHICONE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, BERTHOLLETIA EXCELSA SEED OIL, SCLEROCARYA BIRREA SEED OIL, MICA, CALCIUM CHLORIDE, PHENOXYETHANOL, BENZYL ALCOHOL, ALGIN, ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, CHLORPHENESIN, POLYSORBATE 20, ISONONYL ISONONANOATE, ALLANTOIN, GELLAN GUM, POTASSIUM PHOSPHATE, POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE, OCTOCRYLENE, TOCOPHEROL, PARFUM, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, BENZYL BENZOATE, HYDROXYCITRONELLAL, GERANIOL, LINALOOL, LIMONENE, CITRONELLOL, TALC, CI 77891, CI 77491


Have you seen this collection? What do you think about it?




Sunday, May 27, 2012

Makeup :: L'Oréal L’Or Electric collection


I love L'Oréal Color Infaillible eyeshadows, I said that so many times but it's true. Everytime I'm in a drugstore I check if there are any new colours. Usually the range consists of only eight shades or so but sometimes there are nice surprises. Last two months I my collection expanded a bit, today I'm going to show you two of the shades I bought. 

Both come with a L’Or Electric limited edition, consisting of three Color Infaillible eyeshadows (037 Metallic Lilac, 039 Magnetic Coral, 040 Cosmic Black),  three  lipsticks (402 Electric Fuchsia, 406 Neonic Orange, 407 Metallic Coral) and three beautiful nail polishes (807 Majestic Green, 810 Mythic Carpet, 811 Magic Croisette). I bought only two shadows - 039 Magnetic Coral and 040 Cosmic Black, because I found 037 Metallic Lilac to cool and silvery for me.

Both shadows I bought have shiny finish. It says "iridescent" on the pot but they differ from each other. Magnetic Coral is softer and more metallic, whereas Cosmic Black is more like a matte with a shimmer but still intense and easy to use.

As for colours, in my opinion the names are quite misguiding. For me Magnetic Coral is too orange to be called "coral", even though it has some pink sheen to it. Cosmic Black is more like a dark khaki-sh black with golden shimmer. Both shadows are beautiful. Magnetic Coral is too warm for me to be worn on its own but look great with turquoise, sea green, purple. Great for a colourful summery look. Cosmic Black is great for an evening smoky eye or worn as an eyeliner. 

040 Cosmic Black and 039 Magnetic Coral

040 Cosmic Black and 039 Magnetic Coral

039 Magnetic Coral

040 Cosmic Black

039 Magnetic Coral and 040 Cosmic Black



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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Makeup :: Sleek Makeup Blush in Santorini


I fell in love with Sleek blushes. I love the pigmentation, shades and quality in general. The first one I got was Pixie Pink which I thought is a bright pink. But when I got Santorini from Meditearrranean Collection Pixie Pink doesn't seem to be that bright anymore. Santorini is a hot pink, very intense and bold. It gives me a fresh and girly look, even though I'm very pale and these kind of shades are said to be good for darker skintones. 






It's a coour you have to be very careful with. It blends easily but remeber that it's easier to add some more blusher than take it off your face. I wouldn't recommend using a blush brush, it's better to grab something that won't absorb that much of a product. I use my Inglot 27 TG duo fibre brush or sephora fan brush.

I wish Blush By 3 were available in Poland. Do you like Sleek blushes? Which shade is your favourite?


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Nails :: H&M Wanna Pepperoni


It's very hot in Poland right now. All of the sudden spring changed into hot summer. One of the ways to deal with high temperatures, though not typical for Polish people at all, is spicy food. I adore everything that's spicy! Today I had a delicious sour & hot fish with olives, capparis and jalapeño. There's a spicy colour on my nails as well: Wanna Pepperoni by H&M.

It's a surprisingly good nail polish. It's very opaque, one coat is enough, goes on smoothly, with no streaks. I 'll defeinitely check other shades. 








Saturday, April 21, 2012

Makeup :: Khaki and pink [FOTD]


In today's makeup I used one of my favourite and safe colour matches - pink and khaki. I used a kind of dirty, slightly brownish pinks from my Bourjois trio and a khaki mineral eyeshadow by Lily Lolo. Another Bourjois product I used was Bourjois Volume Glamour Maxi Definition Mascara, which is a great mascara but a pain in the back to remove. It doesn't say it's waterproof or longlasting but you need a waterproof makeup remover (lots of it!) to take it off. But still it's a nice mascara that lasts all day with abosolutely no smudging. 


Hope you'll like the makeup :)




Products I used: 
Lily Lolo Mineral Foundation in Porcelain
Lily Lolo Mineral Highlighter in Stardust
Lily Lolo Mineral Blush in Candy Girl
Lily Lolo mineral eyeshadow in Khaki Sparkle
Bourjois Smoky Eyes Trio Eyeshadow, 05 Rose Vintage
Effet Smoky eyepencil in Ultra Black
Paint Pot MAC in Quite Natural (as an eyeshadow base)
Bourjois Volume Glamour Maxi Definition mascara
Celia lipstick in 602







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