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Παρασκευή, 27 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013

Clinique All About Shadows Review

Hello beauties!

I am back with more Clinique news!

Amazing colors & awesomeness at the same time.

Clinique All About Shadow eyeshadows *



I am in love with the texture of these eyeshadows. They are so creamy, so soft, so pigmented, so..., so......, so......

They have a really good staying power and blend beautifully.

The packaging rocks as you can choose between singles, if you like one color or duos and quads if you want multiple eye makeup combination with one small sleek palette.

Want to have a look?


All about shadow single in purple pumps € 22,50
All about shadow duo in uptown downtown € 29,50


All about shadow quad in jenna's essentials € 43,50



All about shadow quad in on safari € 43,50



All about shadow quad in galaxy € 43,50


Can you see what I am talking about?

Also there are two new Quickliner for Eyes intense eye pencils.



Super soft eye pencils, maybe too soft, with excellent staying power. I find them not easy to make sharp lines with because of the softness but they are perfect for smudging.

From left: intense truffle & intense peacock

Retail price € 19,90

How do you like them? Would you give them a try?
Have you used Clinique eye shadows before?

as always,

stay healthy & beautiful
xxx


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Τρίτη, 24 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013

Clinique Super Primers Review

Hello beauties!

The temperature has started to drop, the first raindrops have fallen and our warm cardigans have left the back self.

But thanks to Clinique I am back with a post full of color!

This September they launched new products, new textures and new colors!

Let me show you.

Clinique Super Primers *




From top,

Universal Face Primer : neutral shade that suits all skin types without any serious skin trouble.
Colour Corrects Dullness: subtle pink shade primer that claims to brighten the skin.
Colour Corrects Redness: pale yellowy primer that neutralises any redness going on.
Colour Corrects Discolourations: pale peach primer that offers an even skin tone when dark spots and acne scars occur.

It is a line of soft textured face primers, each one targeting different need of our skin.

They are oil free, contain silicon of course which make your pores and fine lines appear smaller while at the same time prepare your skin for the foundation.




I have tried on my skin all four of them. The one I liked the least was the Universal one. It doesn't feel much of a primer on my skin.

In the contrary, the other three do a real primer's job. The feel and act like proper primers. They smooth my skin and mattify it. The foundation blends like a dream. Can't spot a difference between the three regarding their color colors but maybe that's just me.

Overall a really good primers line. Well done Clinique.

Retail price 28,50 €

Do you use primer? Have you tried one of those?

I will be back with more news from Clinique soon!


as always

stay healthy & beautiful
xxx


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Πέμπτη, 29 Αυγούστου 2013

Erre Due Waterproof Volumizing Mascara Review

Hello beauties!

How are you?  Summer is coming to an end but fear not. 

A hot autumn is coming our way with new things, trends, ideas, renewals.

This may be the end of a season but don't forget,  it's the beginning of a new one.

Don't worry about sand castles that got carried away by the waves or the tan you are struggling to hold on to your skin. 

We can always keep the sun in our heart, eyes and smiles and keep it glum and frown proof.

And speaking of resistance, I will speak to you today about a waterproof mascara I have been trying and wearing all summer that really impressed me.

Erre Due Waterproof Volumizing Mascara*


I was never really into waterproof mascara just because I used to think its only use is when you want to go to the pool all made up! 
Well, things have changed..I have changed and now, I embrace the idea of waterproof mascara especially when I know I will be wearing my makeup for lots of hours on a humid day or a night out that I want my mascara to stay right on my lashes and not my under eye area all smudged up. 

So when I got to try this one I was intrigued. And later, hooked.

The other mascaras I used in the past are a little dry or they dry really fast and as for the waterproof part...some days you are lucky and other's you are not.

I trialed this mascara by mistake. 

I was getting ready for a night out and wanted my makeup to stay intact so I thought I would try out this new mascara.

When I got back, late at night, really late at night, I totally forgot about the waterproof mascara that I was wearing and did my usual cleanser routine. 

Well........after throwing water on my face, after rubbing foam on my eyes, I looked my self in the mirror because something didn't feel right and voila!

All my eye makeup was gone except my mascara! But when I say was not gone , I mean it was there looking like just applied!

I am very happy with this waterproof mascara. It gives my lashes a good volume and length.

Yes it takes a little more than others to dry but not too long. As soon as I finish with the rest of the face, my lashes are dry.

See for yourself.

01 Black



02 Electric Blue



It is ophthalmologically tested and paraben free.

Suggested price:12 euro

Do you use waterproof mascara?

Which one is your favorite?


As always,

stay healthy & beautiful
xxx



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Τρίτη, 9 Ιουλίου 2013

Neutrogena Shine Control Powder Review

Hello beauties!

Like many of you, I myself, am always on the hunt for a good setting powder that will keep the shine away from my carefully and with love made up face…!

I buy and try the ones I believe are the next best thing.


You probably remember my Rimmel Stay Matte Powder Review.

Well, the next on my list was Neutrogena Shine Control Powder.


This, as well, cannot be found in Greece so a friend shipped it from the US.

It comes in a sleek matte classic black packaging that contains the usual sponge.


It comes in one shade. This off whitey shade that you see above which is transparent.

It is a lightweight powder, that is very difficult to get cakey, and with a rice protein technology that is designed to absorb the excess oil and eliminate the shine immediately and hold it this way for at least 4-5 hours. 

It very much reminds me of blotting papers in a pot. 

It is perfect for touch ups because it does not distract your makeup.  

No smell, no breakouts, no pore clogging, no wrinkle enhancing.

I think we have a winner. At least for now! Before the next best come along!

I highly recommend that you try this powder, especially those of you with combination/oily skin.

It cost me around 10 euros.

If you have a favorite setting powder that does the work, please share the news with me!

As always,

stay healthy & beautiful
xxx
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Πέμπτη, 13 Ιουνίου 2013

Lavera Cosmetics Review

Hey summer beauties!

How many of you have started to look around for natural cosmetics that are actually good for your skin?

Skincare that actually feeds your skin?  I say yes.

It is not only the latest trend but also has become an actual skin need due to environmental changes.

Well, I am one of you and the moment I got the chance to try out some Lavera Greece products.... I was thrilled.

Lavera is a well known cosmetics brand for me but not quite often reached in Greece.

Thomas Haase started the company in 1987 due to his need of alternative, soft and natural for his problematic skin. And he did it.

He created a brand of natural cosmetics with:

-          100% certified natural plant ingredients & organic plant extracts and oils.
-          100% natural fragrances
-          100% paraben, synthetic preservatives free.
-          100% silicon, paraffin & mineral oil free.
-          Dermatologically tested
-          Not animal tested

That sounds good, doesn’t it?

Let me show you some of the brand’s products.



Clockwise:

-Exfoliant Wash with organic wild rose extract*
It is a gentle exfoliant wash that diminishes the appearance of wrinkles and offers your skin an intensive yet soft deep cleansing. Contains organic grape, peach, apricot that sends away the dead cells and gives a glowing complexion

-Liquid EyeLiner in brown*

It is a rather “runny” eyeliner, ideal for sensitive eyes or those with eye contacts.
Ideal for everyday use or hiding the band of your eyelashes due to its tiny thin brush.
Ophthalmological & nickel tested

-Concealer Stick Abdeck Stift*

It is a concealer in a stick. Its coverage is ok, not full and if applied with a small brush in the area needed gives a flawless result. Set it with powder to stay all day!

-Natural Concealer in light*

Well, this concealer was a surprise for me. I haven’t seen anything alike. It is creamy yet feels mousse like. I know, strange!
It applies like heaven but the coverage is the one of a highlighter, not a concealer. As I don’t have dark circles, this has become my new favorite thing!

-Lip Balm SPF10*

It is a natural water resistant protection for lips with SPF10. Filled with organic oils & moisturizing factors prevent your lips from drying out.
The only thing I don’t like is the fact that it shows off a little white on your lips (see swatch below)

-Foot Cream with organic macadamia & healing clay*

Now that summer is here and the need to moisturize our feet tends to be bigger, we are searching for a fast absorbing foot cream to ease our lives.
This one is all the above. Infused with organic macadamia oil to nourish and protect your skin and healing clay that works against excessive sweating & minimizes odor.



 from top: liquid eyeliner in brown, natural concealer in light, concealer stick, lip balm


So, have you ever tried Lavera Cosmetics? What is your opinion?
If you use other natural cosmetics please tell me all about it!

as always,
stay healthy & beautiful
xxx


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Πέμπτη, 6 Ιουνίου 2013

Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tint for eyes

You all probably know by now my love for cream products, especially cream eye shadows.

And most of you remember my love for Chubby Stick Lip Color

Well, if you combine these two, guess what comes out!
Cream eye shadows in a convenient chubby stick packaging!

Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tint for Eyes*



As you can see they have the same awesome stick form like Chubby Stick Lip Colors, which is soooo cool.

You swirl the back of the pen and the eye shadow stick comes out. Because of its size, it is very easy to use it straight from the tube and simply blend it with your fingers.

They feel very soft and creamy but once they dry, they stay on your lids all day which means they can be used also as eye primers like most of long lasting cream eye shadows.

The colors are very pigmented and vivid and they are a perfect solution for summer makeup that you don’t want to smudge or melt!



From top: Portly Plum, Fuller Fudge, Lavish Lilac, Big Blue, Pink & Plenty. 





The other thing that I like a lot is that you don’t need to put your hands inside a pot or something which makes it a very hygienic option.

As all Clinique products are allergy & ophthalmologically tested and 100% fragrance free.

They are available in stores since May ’13 and they retail at 19,90 €





If you are a cream long lasting eye shadow fan, like me, you should try one of these out.


Have you tried them yet?

Which is your favorite cream eye shadow?  Do tell!


As always,
Stay healthy & beautiful

xxx


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Δευτέρα, 13 Μαΐου 2013

Clinique Even Better Compact Makeup


Hello beauties!

How are you? Did you have a good time during Easter?

I, like I told you, was in Naxos, a Greek island in the middle of the Aegean Sea. As you can easily imagine I did my first visits at the sea. And I say visits because the Aegean is still really cold!

But the color came back to my skin, even with the use of SPF 30, and I feel already refreshed and summery, what do you think?

Plaka
Naxos Chora












Plaka Beach 





























Saturday night
























After all that catching up let's start!

So, today I will talk to you about a new product that came out just a couple months ago and worth to be mentioned.


Clinique Even Better Compact Makeup SPF15*



As you may remember Clinique has a skincare series called Even Better, that already has a liquid foundation.

Well, this year Clinique took that series to another level.

They transformed the liquid foundation to compact, making it easy to carry with you for touch ups and convenient to use with the stiff sponge that comes with.



It is specially designed to even out your skin tone, covering up any discolorations and imperfections.

It has a long wearing formula although I would suggest that you set it with a powder whatever your skin type is.

It is medium to full coverage, has an SPF 15, which is not enough but always good to have and feels quite light on your skin when used correctly.

It is filled with antioxidant ingredients including vitamin C & E, which contribute to skin tone correction from the sun damage, dark spots even acne scaring.

It comes in a sleek classic Clinique silvery-white package with a large mirror inside making it ideal for your bag.

There are 6 shades suiting most skin color and retails at 37,00 euro.

So, have you tried the Even Better series?
What do you think?

As always,

Stay healthy & beautiful
xxx

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Πέμπτη, 2 Μαΐου 2013

Golden Rose Cosmetics Review

Hello my beautiful summer ladies!

I am in a summer mode and that is because this time as I write to you I am packing my bags off to a beautiful Greek island to spend my Easter holidays, have my first swims and with a little luck my first tan!

How about you? Where are you spending your holidays?
Do send me photos!

So, let's get down to business! To Beauty Business!

Not long ago I was introduced to a worldwide brand since 1983 in Istanbul, now found in more than 80 countries in the world.


Golden Rose Cosmetics



They are high quality products with really low prices prices.


Really pigmented , long lasting and many many colors.

I was sent some to try and I will show below what they look like.



Terracota Sparkle Trio Eyeshadow in # 410*



It is a trio eye shadow as you can see at the photo that feels like baked. 
It is super shiny and glittery which is why I can't talk much about longevity. 
Especially the medium color, the gold one, is very sparkly and flies everywhere! 
You have to be careful as they tend to have a little falldown.

price: 8,90 euro


Mettalic Style EyeLiner in # 11*



It is a very good eyeliner that sets very quickly and stays on really well!

The color is perfect, summery and glittery. I wear it as an winged eyeliner for a modern pin up look or on the waterline and lower lashes for a beach summer one. 

price: 3,80 euro


Long Lasting Lipstick 2000 in # 104*




When I first saw this lipstick, I knew we would get along just fine!


I am always on the hunt for the perfect nude-pink lipstick and this is getting real close.
It applies smoothly, it is very hydrating and has a medium staying power as you would expect from a moisturizing lipstick.

I love it!

price: 2,50 euro

Rich Color Nail Polish One Step in # 17*




It is a very vivid summery color that I have loved! It applies perfectly with its different wider brush, dries in 5 minutes and stays on for at least 4 - 5 days.


price: 2,00 euro

The prices are unbelievable and the quality similar to known brands.
I should definitely recommend that you give it a try!

Until they finish building their own site, you can order
                                                              Golden Cosmetics online at Beauty-Town


Well that's it from me!

Have you tried any Golden Rose Cosmetics?
Do you feel like you discovered a hidden little treasure?

Have fun on your Easter Holidays and get some tan!

As always
stay healthy & beautiful
xxx


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Παρασκευή, 5 Απριλίου 2013

Maybelline SuperStay 24hr Review


Hello beauties!

I hope you are well and prepared because summer is getting closer and closer!

As most of us do, we tend to change our skin routine because of the weather changes and the temperature rise. We start from our cleanser, our moisturizer and our foundation.

I will start from the last. The foundation. 

Now that the weather is getting hotter and hotter we are searching for a light yet with good coverage, durability, staying power and SPF protection! You think it’s too much? No.
Most cosmetics brands are aware of our needs and the conditions change and they adapt. And evolve.

This is what happened with Maybelline. 
They created a modern foundation with many benefits.

Maybelline Superstay 24hr micro-flex stretch formula foundation with SPF 19
&
Maybelline Superstay 24hr Concealer



Let me start from the foundation.


It has one of the most velvety consistency I have ever felt in a foundation.
It applies very easily giving you the time to work it in your skin and once you are done blending it, within 2-3 minutes it transforms from liquidy to powdery, giving a really really nice finish. 
I have combination/oil skin and it does give me a matte finish that stays without touch ups for a 3-4 hours. 




But I really want to say something here. If you have combination/oily or even very oily skin, you should know that there is no magic potion/foundation/powder that will take away the shine for the entire day. Seriously. The only thing we can do is to always use a good primer, try different foundations for oily skin in order to see which one sits well on our skin, powder and take that powder with us in order to touch up when needed. Just saying, so you know. 

Back to the review. 

Its coverage is medium but you can build it up, although if built a lot can look a little cakey and make your pores more visible than before.

It comes in a 30ml glass bottle and has a pump which is a very good thing for our hygiene.
As declared by its name, it has very good durability and does not fade away or slide off your face.

It has an SPF 19 which is something really good if you are wearing this as your morning foundation. It's not enough, you have to use a regular sunscreen underneath but an SPF is always a plus! Unless you will be photographed!!

I gambled and ordered it online in the color 021 Nude. It is not the perfect shade but suits quite well on my NW25 skin but it is a little pink which I hate. I make sure I mix it with a hint of a lighter yellowy foundation and blend it all the way down to the neck.

As I was quite happy with the foundation I thought I would try the concealer as well.



I first tried it on my under eye area. That didn’t work very well.
Even though I don’t have visible dark circles and don’t need to cover something, I want to put something there!
But my skin there is rather thin and this product is a teeny tiny heavy for an undereye concealer, at least for me.
But as I noticed that it has a quite good coverage I tried it on my blemishes and minor flaws that need extra concealing. It was great. It covers up anything you have, although you have to put little by little because it will cake and blend really well around the edges with your brush.
I like it very much. Once it set with a powder, stays on really well and for at least 6-8 hours.
I am really happy that the last years drugstore brands come up with such quality cosmetics for a good price. We can try out new things without making our bank account to bleed!

Well that’s it from me!
Have you tried the Maybelline SuperStay 24hr?
What is your opinion if you have?

stay & beautiful
xxx
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