Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Review: Bourjois mascaras- VOLUME GLAMOUR MAX and MASCARA ELASTIC

This post is to present to you this two mascaras, which came in a set, in detail. First, here are my natural eyelashes, without anything on my eyes....

 First, let's talk about VOLUME GLAMOUR MAX mascara. In the set was in color NOIR MAX, which is black color. It has regular brush (my favorite), with bristles. Mascara is shaped really nice, because it fits in hand perfectly. So as container and handle of the brush is great to hold. You have full control over application.
 The brush is quite large, maybe too big for the lower lashes, but perfect for my taste, for upper lashes. This kind of brush is my favorite, because it covers lashes from roots to the tips..
 Here you can see two coats of mascara and before applying I just used curler, no primer. It gives maximum volume and length.

 It separates lashes and they don't look spiky.

 I removed it with regular makeup remover and it comes off within three to four strokes with cotton pad. I give this one 5 out of 5!!!
Here is the next mascara that was in the set- MASCARA ELASTIC in BLACK UNLIMITED  color. This one has a wierd handle of the brush that just don't fit into my hand. It's hard t control application, because you don't have a good grip od the handle. Container is standard shape and ok. 
The brush is this plastic kind, which I don't like at all. Because clumps of mascara stays on and when you apply it, it makes a big mess, because it's just too much product on the brush. I tried to wipped it a bit, but it was not a lot better. 

 Here are two coats, with no primer, just curled. And as you see it doesn't give any volume, just extreme length, as it says on the box. Maybe it would be great for some, but I look volume and lenght in mascaras.

 The bottom lashes are ok, with just light hand one coat, but when I tried to cover all my upper lashes, it made a big mess on my lid and I had to wiped it off. It is a bit harder to remove, because a whole lot of product is needed to be put on and also to remove later.
 Here you can see, lenght is really maximized, but no volume. I give this one 2 out of 5, because of the brush, no volume and oddly shaped handle.
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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Requested swatches

Hi girls!
Here are some requested swatches from my previous haulin'. 
First, I swatched  powder foundation kit in LIGHT shade, from left to right:
  1. SHELL the lightest shade
  2. SAND
  5. LATTE is the darkest shade

 Here is liquid foundation tester kit, left to right are:
  1. SHELL the lightest one
  2. SAND
  5. LATTE is the darkest shade

 Here is swatch for nail polish from limited edition Ballerina backstage (Essence) #5 Grand- plie in black. Left is actual polish and on the right is matt version of it. 

 And finally Sleek I-Divine palette THE ORIGINAL

Thank you for reading!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Bundle monster #204 Flowery design

Today I have this manicure for you. The no.204 bundle monster plate was up next and I went for this all over nail design- kinda flowery design...
 As my base color I used China glaze FOR AUDREY, we all know, and I didn't wear this one for a while now...
 I also used scotch taped tehnique, because the design is too small to cover the whole nail, so I placed scotch tape diagonaly cross my nails and stamped third of my nail surface.

To complete the look I applied thin stripe blue glitter polish, just to make crisp transaction between two different patterns. Do you like it? I do :-)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

China glaze liquid leather feat. OPI red shatter

 First I started with two coats of black liquid leather from China glaze. Just simple black cream background color.
 Then I added thin coat of OPI red shatter and this is the final resoult.

 Quick and easy to do manicure. I can't wait to try this red shatter with different color combinations.. Any suggestions?

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

"Nails in style" mini giveaway winner!

First I would like to thank all 32 bloggers who participated in this mini, but awsome giveaway.
First, I started with writing down all the names of participates.
I cut them all in identical pieces of papers...
 ...placed them in my "lucky box" :-)...
 still mixing...
 and this piece of paper stay in my hand....
 ...and it said.... NINA!!!
 This is the prize for my lucky winner Nina :-)
 I'll be sending you an email and CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Please, no sore losers, I'll be having more giveaways soon!
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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Preview: China glaze METRO collection for fall 2011

 12 New Purely Pigmented Crèmes, High Coverage Glitters and Intense Shine Shimmers for Fall 2011!!!

City living boasts excitement, a cool, edginess and confidence that oozes from fashion forward women like none other.   City loving celebs like Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Ivanka Trump, Rosario Dawson and Jaime King have style to spare and their fashion sense trickles down to everyone from working women to college kids. This Fall, China Glaze has captured the big city feel in 12 sexy, sophisticated shades that are on trend, exciting and will be on every fashion maven’s “must have” list.  Whether you prefer downtown funk or uptown class, China Glaze’s METRO collection pulls together ensembles and will undoubtedly make heads turn!  Colors in this collection include:
 ·        Skyscraper: A sparkling, glitter blue reminiscent of the sky over the city.
·        Concrete Catwalk: Steel grey crème is amazing for a chic mani.
·        Westside Warrior: For the trendsetting woman this camo green crème is to die for.
·        Trendsetter: Mustard yellow shimmer translates beautifully from hot dogs to nails.
·        Loft-y AmbitionsBurgundy shimmer and cocktail hour – nothing better.
·        Midtown MagicBurgundy base with flecks of gold shimmer captures the latest fashion trend.
·        CG in the City: Glittering dusty purple, bronze and silver multi-tonal glitter, perfect for a pop of edge from West side to East side.
·        Urban-Night: Exactly what you need for a night on the town – rich purple crème.
·        Traffic Jam: Stop traffic with a breathtaking, raspberry pink crème.
·        City Siren: The perfect deep, red crème to match any outfit. 
·        Brownstone: Burnt terracotta crème mirrors the quaint townhouses of the city.
·        Midtown Magic: Burgundy base with flecks of gold shimmer captures the latest fashion trend.
·        Street Chic: This gorgeous beige crème is the perfect go to shade letting your clothes do the talking.

China Glaze is free of DBP, toluene, and added formaldehyde.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Sleek Makeup Haul

 I've been wanting to try this cosmetic brand for a while now and I placed an order at Zapikonai online store couple of days ago. I got my items in this two cute little bags. And what I ordered?
 First item is this FACE CONTOUR KIT that includes two shades- pressed powder in light color (darker shade) and highlighter in lighter shade. I will use this as my contouring details under my chickbones and sides of my forhead.

 Then I got one BLUSH in shade FLAMINGO. Gorgeous pinkish- peachy color. First photo on direct sunlight, second photo in natural daylight.

 This is how it looks on my skin. Again, first in direct sunlight, other in natural daylight.

 This item was included as an extra. It is a lipgloss, raspberry color with some silver sparkles.

Than I got this liquid foundation tester kit, to see which color looks best on my skin. It includes 5 different shades:
  1. SHELL the lightest one
  2. SAND
  5. LATTE is the darkest shade

 I also bought creme to powder foundation kit in LIGHT shade. This kit has 5 different shades:

  1. SHELL the lightest shade
  2. SAND
  5. LATTE is the darkest shade

 And the most important item is this one... I- Divine mineral based eyeshadow palette- THE ORIGINAL.
 It has 12 different eyeshadows, large mirror and two sided sponge applicator (that I won't be using with this one; I wish it would come with a regular brush for eyeshadows).
 Here are pictures on direct sunlight. I wish  the shadows would have names, but I couldn't found them if they have them. So, here are black, yellowy nude, purple and very gentle pinkish  nude.
 Here are deep blue, peachy rosy color, light blue and orange- bronzy color.
 And here is greenish blue color, green, bronzy and olive green color. They are all shimmery, except the black one is matt. This is definitely not the last palette I got from this brand, because I just adore the colors and the payoff and they are quite afordable- 10,75€ each. Definitely recommend SLEEK!
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