Thursday, December 29, 2011

Glambox: December 2011 First one!

Hey!

For short conclusion in English- glambox is Estonian version of glossy box or other monthly subsription box full of beauty samples and travel size products. I did NOT get this free, but bought from cherry.ee promotion. You can read the product names, but have to search for information by yourself. 

Lõpuks ometi leidsin kiirel pühedeperioodil aega ja sain kätte oma esimese glamboxi - käisin sellel eile järel. Ma ei saanud seda tasuta, vaid ostsin cherry.ee pakkumise kaudu poole hinnaga - vahet pole mispidi ma ta ka tulevikus hangin, kirjutan alati oma ausa ülevaate. 

Asja idee on selles, et iga kuu saadetakse sulle vähemalt 5 toodet proovimiseks, neist vähemalt 2 on 15ml suurused. Poodides on ju väga suur valik erinevas hinnaklassis tooteid ja miks mitte kasutada võimalust neid natuke väiksemas koguses katsetada. Iga kuu saadetakse erinevaid tooteid. Kui midagi meeldib, on võimalik neidsamu tooteid ka soodushinnaga glamboxi e-poest osta. Selleks, et saada enda naha ja juustega sobivaid tooteid, tuleks täita ära iluprofiil, mida saab täita registreeritud kasutajana. Maksab see lõbu 7.9 eurot kuus ja saadetakse post24 automaatidesse- sisuliselt nagu smartpost, avatud 24h. Rohkem infot saate siit: mis see on?

Minu iluprofiil: 

nahatüüp: rasune/kombineeritud, tundlik (lisaksin siinkohal, et pindkuiv!)

juuksed: sirged, kuivad

olen huvitatud kõigist kosmeetikatoodetest

nahahooldustooted: tselluliidiravi, probleemsele nahale/aknele, hüpoallergeenilised tooted, loodustooted, tunldik nahk, luksustooted. 
NB! Iluprofiili saab vajadusel ka muuta, kui nt talvel on kuiv ja suvel rasune nahk. 
Tean, et Grete tegi juba video oma glamboxi kohta, kuid minu karbikeses on teistsugused tooted- seega on tõesti tegu personaliseeritud teenusega. 
Kõigepealt kutsun teid kaasa paki avamisele, tegin samal ajal pilte. Mõtlesin, et oleks põnev ju asja kogu ilus näha. 
Esiteks- tegemist on armsa kandilise pappkarbikesega, millel on käsitsi seotud roosa siidpael ümber. Kogu pakk tuli kilesse mässituna, mullikilet seekord ei olnud, aga polnud ka kergesti purunevaid tooteid. Kaardikesel lubatakse ka, et karp ei ole päris valmis- vaimusilmas kujutan ma ette musta-roosaga läikivat karbikest- loodan, et glamboxi loojatel on sarnane visioon.
Kuldne kaardike, millelt leidsin info toodete kohta ning armas personaalne kiri. 
Nii need tooted seal karbis olid, kui kaart eemaldada ja roosa siidpaberi alla piiluda. 
Kogu detsembri glamboxi sisu. 

Kõiki asju ma katsetanud ei ole, sest nagu ma ütlesin, sain selle kätte alles eile. Mis siis on minu detsembrikuises glamboxis? (tekst kuldselt kaardilt + minu arvamus) Lisasin ka lingid antud toodetele, kui huvi tekkis. :)

1. EXTRA - Laurence Dumont / Bio chocolat Epilation Bandes. 
Ehk siis šokolaadilõhnalised vaharibad jalgadele ja kehale. Tegemist on Full size tootega, pakis on kokku 16 vahariba+ 5ml karvaeemaldusjärgset hooldusõli ja maksab ta glambox.ee lehel 9.3 eurot.  Hetkel soodushind 6.98€. Tegemist on kasutusvalmis vaharibadega, mis on mõeldud tundlikule nahale. Sisaldavad aloe verat, mis on teada tuntud hea niisutaja. Lubatud on efektiivsust ka lühikeste karvade puhul- no päris 0mm mitte, aga pakendil on kirjas 2mm. Ei sisalda parabeene ja põhineb 100% naturaalsel vaigul. Ma kasutamist siia ei kirjuta, kellel huvi võib küsida või ise välja uurida. Neid ma veel proovida ei ole jõudnud, pole üldse kunagi vaharibasid proovinud, nii et saab kindlasti põnev katse olema. 

2. RICH - Pure Luxury Intense Moisture Shampoo 80ml
Ülimalt rikkalik ja tõeliselt ekstravagantne, intensiivselt niisutav igapäevaseks kasutamiseks sobiv šampoon.

Maksab ta glamboxi e-poes 9.90 eurot 250ml - nii et ei ole ülikallis. Hetkehind on 7.92 €

Minu arvamus: 
Seda ma olen varem ka proovinud, juusked muudab tõesti pehmeks ja niisutatuks, kuid kuna ta on nii intensiivselt luksuslik, siis mu juuksed lähevad kiiremini mustaks- see ei pruugi kõigil nii olla, aga mul on veidi rasune peanahk, nii et ma pean seda siis tõesti iga päev kasutama, aga eelistan ülepäeviti pead pesta. Trikk: kui sul on rasused juuksed, ära kasuta selle šampooniga koos palsamit. ;) Sellest väikesest tuubist jätkub minul küll kauaks- usun et ka igapäevase peapesuga saab kindlasti 2-nädalat hakkama.



3. Wild & Mild - Full Nail Sticker
Kokku on neid saada 12 erinevas värvitoonis - kokkusattumusena sain komplekti, mille ma kunagi ise juba selveri laadapäevadelt ostsin (laadapäevade pakkumine oli 1€). Pole veel proovida jõudnud. Kaardikesel hind 2.6€, hetkehind on 1.49€.

Minu arvamus: Küünetoodete proovimisega on keeruline, sest igapäevaselt ma oma õpitava eriala tõttu oma küüsi ei kaunista. 











4. Jeanne Piaubert - Gentle Hypoallergenic Moisturising Body Cream 7ml
Kreem niisutab ja kaitseb tundliku ja ärritunud naha loomulikku tasakaalu. Nahk on pehme ja jumalikult niisutatud. Sisaldab orhideeekstrakti, aloe verat ja shea võid. Proovida veel ei ole jõudnud. Need, kellele ei meeldi tugevalt lõhnata- see on parfüümivaba! 
Kaardil hind 41.40€ 200ml eest, hetkehind on 29€.


Minu arvamus: Imendus väga kiirelt, oli tõesti lõhnatu ja mõnus. Kui nii kallis ei oleks, siis isegi võib olla ostaksin. Väiksest tuubist saan paar korda sääri kreemitada. Jättis naha pehmeks ja siidiseks. 






5. GATINEAU- Serenite Gentle Cleansing Lotion 50ml (pigem travel size kui sample).

Õrn ja värskendav puhastusvesi tundlikule ja õrnale nahale. Puhastav, värskendav, alkoholivaba. Lõhn on üsna tugev ja tüüpiline kosmeetikalõhn (byphasse kummeliga silmameigi eemaldi lõhnab sarnaselt). Proovida ma veel ei ole jõudnud. Kaardil on hind 250ml 16€, hetkehind on 14.4€

Minu arvamus: kuna ma toonikuid väga kasutanud ei ole, siis ei oma ka erilist arvamust antud toote kohta. Mingit nahareaktsiooni see õnneks ei põhjustanud, nii et sobib küll tundliku nahaga inimesele. 





6. Bond no.9 - Scent of Peace Eau de Parfum 1.7ml
See parfüüm on saanud alguse meist ümbritsevast: sädelevalt värske lõhn meie tegelikest unistustest! Sarnane nii naiste kui meeste lõhnadele, segu vürtsikast tsitrusest, mis tasakaalustatud puiduse-muskaadi nootidega. Kaardil hind 50ml 143€, hetkehind on 118.45€


Minu arvamus: Tegemist on tõesti värske, magusama poolse ja kerge lõhnaga, armas pakend, kuid liiga kallis hind mu taskule. Oleks eelistanud spreipudelit testrina, seda on ebamugav kasutada. Peal väga kaua ei püsi ja on pigem tagasihoidlik minu nina jaoks.

7. Geisha šokolaad- pole küll ilutoode, aga aitäh armsa maiustuse eest jõulude ajal. :D 

Oleks oodanud ka kosmeetikatooteid, kuid muidu olen rahul ja tõesti saab tooteid piisavas koguses. Kindlasti ostan ka edaspidi glamboxi - blogijana ei jõuaks ju elu sees muidu nii palju tooteid osta ja proovida. Aitäh Lidia, Sirli ja glamboxi meeskond!
Mis on teie esmamuljed glamboxist? Olete te sellest juba kuulnud? 



Tänan tähelepanu eest!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Review: the Balm Mary-Lou Manizer

Hey!
Today I am reviewing a highlighter from the Balm, this costs 20.9€, I got it for 17.9€ while I.L.U. had their sale in November- everything from the balm had a discount of 20%. I believe that in UK this baby costs 16£. US: sephora sells it for 24$. You will get decent amount- 8.5 grams or 0.3oz of silky smooth, almost creamy highlighter for your money. I know that this luminizer has been around for awhile and I am happy that I finally bought this. 
How the Balm describes this product:

Meet Mary-Lou Manizer, seemingly innocent honey-hued luminizer that catches everybody's eye. This highlighter, shadow and shimmer diffuses light so your skin looks softer and younger while adding a subtle glow. Layer it on your lids for luxe-looking lashes, sweep it on your cheeks for a sexy sheen, or use it as an all-over finishing touch before you head out for the night. 

Ingredients: 
Mica, isoeicosane, polyethylene, boron nitride, polyisobutene, PTFE, silica, sythetic wax, dimethicone, titanium dioxide, iron oxides. 

Package:
Very cute pin-up inspired girl with red lips. The case itself is not metal as you might think from the grey color, but a sturdy plastic. I know because just after taking these pictures I dropped mine on the bathroom floor and the powder stayed intact. Bonus is that it also comes with a nice mirror, so you can do touch-ups on the go. Also you get generous amount of product, so I doubt that I will have to repurchase this soon. 

Texture and pigmentation:
The pigmentation is great and as I already said it has silky buttery smooth texture. You have to use light hand with this one, I use ELF fan brush to apply this on my cheekbones. 
Perfect for fair to medium skin tone, because it is quite light beige golden color. 
Very versatile product, that you can use basically all over your face. 
Main usage for me is to highlight my cheekbones, but you can use it on your eyes too, for example, under the browbone or in the inner corners- instant well rested apperance. Just in the middle of the lid t make eyes looks bigger Some people like to use it as an eyeshadow all over the lid, but since I do have other light golden eyeshadows I don't use this for that purpose. Also you can use it just above your upper lip- cupid's bow area to make the lips appear fuller. On the package the Balm suggests that it can be used all over the face for a light glow, but personally for me, it would be too much. 



Thank you for reading!

In Estonian: 
Kuna mu meigikollektsioonis ei olnud ühtegi särapuudrit otsustasin novembris ära kasutada ILU poodides meigipäevade pakkumise. Kogu too faced'i ja the balm'i tootevalik oli 20% alla hinnatud, lisandus partnerkaardi soodustus. Seega sain antud säraandja kõigest 17.9 euroga, mis võib tunduda suur summa, aga kuna toodet on ka piisavalt- 8.5 grammi, siis niipea ju uut vaja pole. 
Pakend näeb välja väga armas ja seksikas nagu the balmile kohane- pin up stiil on nende tugev mõjutaja. Vaatamata hallile värvile, pole tegemist metallist karbiga, vaid tugeva plastikuga. Pillasin enda puudri kohe pärast piltide tegemist vannitoa kahhelkivist põrandale ja toode jäi terveks(update: pealiskiht oli terve, aga no tegelikult oli ikkagi päris nutune asi, kaasas ma seda enam kanda ei saa). Kuigi ma tavaliselt nii väikeseid peegleid ei kasuta, on ehk mõnele neiule ka sellest kasu, et kompaktis on kaasas paraja suurusega peegel. 
Kõik the Balmi tooted on parabeeni ja mineraalõlide vabad, mis on ka plussiks, kuna kumbki neist pole just kasulik. 

Puuder ise on väga mõnusa siidja, pehme tekstuuriga ning väga hea pigmendiga st et efekti saavutamiseks kulub toodet vähe, kuid samas võiks ka seda kerge pintsliga kasutada. Ise kasutan ELFi lehvikpintslit. 

Mina kasutan seda põsesarnade esiletoomiseks (haah, mida mu ümarate põskede puhul muidu väga näha polekski). Võib kasutada lauvärvina- kulmuluul, üle kogu lau või silma sisenurgas. Lisaks saab väikse trikiga ka huuli lopsakamaks muuta- särapuudrit tuleb veidi kanda ülahuule "cupid's bow" juurde. Pakendil on soovitatud ka kasutada glamuurse look'i saamiseks üle kogu näo õhukese kihina, kuid ma isiklikult arvan, et see on "veidi" liiast. 

Ühesõnaga, kui otsite särapuudrit, soovitan seda kindlasti proovida! :)

Friday, December 23, 2011

NOTD: christmas bling on my nails

Hey!
For christmas I decided to use polishes from China Glaze Eye andy 3D glitters collection. There are 6 gorgeous polishes total, but I only bought 3: Blonde bombshell, Love Marilyn and Some like it haute. Today you will see first 2 in action. I am thinking about using the 3rd one for my New Years Eve manicure.



I used just glitter polishes, they are amazingly opaque- needs 2 coats, but just in case I used 3. Also I bought a new top coat, now I have china glaze fast forward top coat. We'll see how it behaves and how long my polish will last on my nails.
I am in Tallinn now and there is not a good place to take my photos (no good lighting), so you will just have to be happy with these.
It is hard to show you this amazing glitter in movement, but it is so sparkly and pretty!
Close up:
1. Blonde bombshell.
Picture is taken in artifical light, without flash. 3 coats.
Micro gold glitter, large hexagonal glitter and small- bar glitter. This is nice cool toned gold.
                                    
2. Love Marilyn.
Picture is taken in artifical light, without flash. 3 coats.
Small red glitter and large hexagonal silver glitter. Has been said to be close to OPI Gettin Miss piggy with it, but they are not exact dupes.
Thank you for reading and merry christmas!
(or happy holidays if you don't celebrate christmas!)

In Estonian:
Ülevalpool näete mu jõulumaniküüri. Kasutasin selleks kahte lakki China Glaze'i pühade kollektsioonist Eye Candy 3d glitter lakid. Kokku ostsin neid eile 3:
1. Love Marilyn on imekena punane glitterlakk, milles hakkavad silma ka rohked hõbedased kuusnurksed glitterid. Väga jõululik.
2. Blonde bombshell on külma tooni kuldne lakk, milles hakkab silma lausa 3 erinevat glitterit: väiksed pulgakesed, väiksed kuldsed täpid ja suuremad kuusnurksed glitterid.
 Kasutasin 3 kihti, kuigi oleks ka kahest piisanud - ühesõnaga väga hea katvus ühe glitterlaki kohta ja tõesti on neid võimalik ka üksinda kasutada, nagu lubatud. 
3. Some like it haute on tumehall glitterlakk, milles hakkavad silma ka kuusnurksed holograafilised glitterid. (holograafiline on siis selline termin mida kasutatakse kui asi erinevate nurkade alt erinevat värvi paistab, antud juhul on võimalik näha lausa vikerkaart. :) ) Plaanin seda lakki kasutada aastavahetuse maniküüris. 
Ostsin nad beauty prost ja kui ma ei eksi on ühe hind 4.51 eurot, võimalik on ka leida neid Tallinna ja Tartu Kaubamajast, hind oli 7.1 eurot. 

 Keeruline on nende lakki küütlevat sädelust pildile püüda, sest liigutades on vaatepilt imekena. Usun, et ainuke probleem on eemaldamisel- glitterlakkide omapära, aga olen nõus selle ilu nimel sellega. :D Ostsin ka uue pealislaki beauty pro'st- china glaze fast forward top coat- loodan, et see on hea, aga kuna kasutasin alles esimest korda, ei saa veel ülevaadet kirjutada. Kuivatas küll kiiresti nagu lubatud, aga ei tea kas ta ka lakki mitu-mitu päeva omal kohal hoiab. 
Vabandan natuke halvemate piltide eest, olen hetkel Tallinnas, Nõmmel ja lisaks sellele, et on niigi pime aeg, on siin majas kohe ekstra pime, nii et peate lambivalges tehtud piltidega leppima. Praegu on ikka eriti kiire aeg ka- mehe sünnipäev + jõulud samal ajal. Lisaks käisime Rootsi kruiisil, kuid seekord šoppama ei läinud. 

Kauneid pühi!

Monday, December 19, 2011

FOTD: Classical holiday makeup

Hey!
Since it is holiday time I wanted to add one of my looks for your inspiration. Just your regular golden neutral eyeshadow look with bolder lips. 
I used wet'n'wild Vanity palette on my eyelids: shimmery gold all over the lid, matte highlight + blending color + in the crease and shimmery champange color in the inner corners. Vanity palette review is coming up in the beginning of January when I get back to Tartu. I want to compare it to Naked palette too- I have read that there are some dupes. As a primer, again Make up store eyeprimer- what can I say, it works. Eyeshadows stayed on perfectly for 6 hours - although I think that they would have lasted all day, but again I did it at home in the night when I was bored. 
As an eyeliner I used ArtDeco High Precision eyeliner - yes it is black and stays quite well, but I find it harder to work with than my loreal lineur intense. The tip of art deco liner is really tiny AND flexible, but I will write separate review on that eyeliner soon. 
For lower waterline I used (fake) MAC kohl pencil in Teddy. 
Mascara was loreal voluminous carbon black as always. 
On my lips I have just NYX round lipgloss in frosted plum - it was darker IRL and funny how patchy it seems on the photos. I can assure you that it looked better in real life. 
Contouring with ELF blush&bronzer duo (I just realized, that bronzing part is too dark for me in the winter) + a little bit of ELF studio blush in Blushing rose. 
Foundation was Bellapirre mineral foundation in Ivory (almost too dark also, I am afraid that in february or march this will be too yellowy on my skin). 
For eyebrows I used ELF Studio brow kit in medium (am I wrong or is the wax part the same with every kit?? that means really dark).

Hope you like it! 
Thank you for reading!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

My quest post for Msodapop blog

Hey!
I wanted to share my quest post for msodapop.blogspot.com, it was published there about 3 weeks ago.
Here is link to Miss Sodapop´s blog. 

1) How and why did you start blogging?
I had been interested in beauty world for a few years. I started out watching beauty videos on youtube. Blogging seemed more like "my thing" because I have alwyas liked taking photos and writing short stories. Beauty just seemes to be a field that in my country, Estonia is not widely published trough internet so I just grabbed the opportunity.

2) What is the focus of your blog?
Mostly I do product reviews, mainly decorative cosmetics and nail polishes.

3) What is your favorite makeup brand & why?
I don't have one favorite brand, because I have not tried out a whole bunch of products yet. Defenitely it is something from drugstore, because I am a student and my budget is limited. My most expensive product so far has been Urban Decay Naked palette and I really love it.

4) What is your favorite clothing brand & why?
I don't have favorite clothing brand. I think that I would love forever 21 if it was available in Estonia.

5) If you were allowed to bring only one beauty product with you, what would it be & why?
Mascara! Mascara and under eye concealer are only beauty products I use on daily basis, so that explains something I think.  

6) Do you have any favorite beauty or fashion blogs you recommend?

First international big blogs that I started to read were Vampy varnish and Makeup and beautyblog.
Very good Estonian blogs are: G-reveals (but she writes only in Estonian, better look at her youtube videos which are in English), Miss L nail blog.

7) What is a tip you would like to share with incoming beauty or fashion bloggers?
Take your own product photos, always be honest and don´t write your blog aadress as comment everywhere. That is when I want to read your blog!

Here is my blog post, I decided to show you my interpretation of ombre nails. I used different grey tones and added glitter polish to my accent nail.
What is ombre nails? 
Basically it is color gradient on your finger nails. You can do it like I did- every nail is slightly different shade of the same color. Or you can do the gradient on each separate nail - using sponge or just melting colors together.
Used products:


1. Apply your regular base coat.
2. Pick out one color for main color, also you have to have black and white nail polish. Yes, you don´t have to own a ton of different polishes to do ombre nails.
3. Start mixing your polish.
a) thumb: main color + white
b) index: main color
c) main color + few drops of black
d) index finger as accent nail: I chose silver polish + silver glitter
e) main color + a little bit more black.
I used an ampty nail wheel as mixing palette- upside down the nails are like small bowls.
I used 2 coats of nail polish.
4. Add a top coat and you are done!
So as you can see, it is easy to do and I think that the effect is quite cool.

Thank you for reading!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Collection preview: China Glaze inspired by Hunger games

Hey! 
How amazing, China glaze is doiang an entire nail polish collection inspired by Hunger games. Collection´s official name is "Colours from the capitol", this will be released March 1st 2012 in US, film comes out on 23rd March. I hope to see these in Estonia maybe in April or May. :) 

Each polish is inspired by one district:
  1. Luxe and Lush – District 1 (Luxury)
  2. Stone Cold – District 2 (Masonry)
  3. Riveting – District 3 (Technology)
  4. Hook and Line – District 4 (Fishing)
  5. Electrify – District 5 (Power)
  6. Fast Track – District 6 (Transportation)
  7. Mahogany Magic – District 7 (Lumber)
  8. Dress Me Up – District 8 (Textiles)
  9. Harvest Moon – District 9 (Grain)
  10. Foie Gras – District 10 (Livestock)
  11. Agro – District 11 (Agriculture)
  12. Smoke and Ashes – District 12 (Mining)

From the first looks of it I definitely want to try: "Smoke and ashes", "Electrify" and "Luxe and lush."

Anyway, if you have not even heard of "The hunger games" then it is young adult science fiction trilogy written by Suzanne Collins. Really exciting and defenitely I did feel the girl power written in this book. You can read all about it from wikipedia as always. I loved these books and read them non-stop a few months ago. 

Thank you for reading!


I got the information from Vampy varnish and the list of districts from All lacquered up.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Review: ELF Studio blushes

Hey!
Today I am going to review ELF studio blushes, I own 5 of them, all purchased by myself from eyeslipsface.co.uk
Regular price is £ 3.50 / 4€ or lucky for US residents 3$. 
You will get 0.168oz (4.75g) of product which is really cheap for nice quality blush. These have been compared to NARS blushes - the package and dupe list for shades, but I can´t confirm that nor disagree, ´cause I have not even touched one NARS blush yet. Still I did my reasearch and wrote down the dupes for each blush - it is nice to get all the information in the same place, although it is easy to read different source, too. 

What it claims to do?
The soft sheer texture blends into the skin for a silky finish. Designed to be worn alone or layered for more depth. Highlight your complexion with a subtle healthy glow!

Ingredients:
Talc, Mica, Nylon-12, Magnesium Stearate, Silica, Paraffinium Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Polybutene, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Iron Oxides (CI 77491 , CI 77492 , CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow No.5 Lake (CI 19140), Red No.40 Lake (CI 16035), Ultramarine Violet (CI 77077), Blue No.1 Lake (CI 42090).

Here are my blushes from ELF Studio line. Picture is taken in daylight (used a flash to bring out sparkles).

Why are there only 4 blushes on this picture? 
Because Pink Passion is older than others, ordered it in the summer, but have not really used it a lot. Yes, they do come with a mirror, but it is very tiny, so in my opinion they could easily skip that and I would still be happy. You can hardly see your eye in the mirror, that means you can´t apply your blush when looking in there. 
Package design is sleek, very similar to NARS, love and hate the fact that you can see the blush through "window" -  needs better execution of the idea, because it breaks too easily - the transparent plastic in not glued properly. Also- don´t leave your blushes in the sun, I once did so and Pink Passion blush is kind or ruined- the sun changed the color a bit- thanks again to the "window". 
Now onto the part you have all been waiting for, swatches - yay! Sorry in advance, I am not that great in describing colors an texture :D 

First blush is Pink Passion. "Grand old lady" of my ELF blushes collection. lol. It is neon pink, only matte blush in ELF studio line as far as I know. Great for fair complexion, very pigmented, but the most powdery blush from the bunch. You have to use light hand with it if you have fair complexion, otherwise clown face guaranteed. If you want to add ore color, layering is best option. 
Dupe for NARS Desire, which is slightly darker than Pink Passion.
Second blush is Fuschia Fusion: bright light pink, has slightly purple undertones.  Shimmers/glitter does not transfer very much to cheeks, so that is a plus. 
Dupe for NARS Angelika - almost the same color, both are shimmery. 
Yes, I spelled it right on the picture, checked the sticker and package several times - I wonder why ELF has on spelling on the package and the other on the website, but that is just me.
Third blush is Peachy Keen, peachy coral toned gold blush, works better as a highlighter. Least pigmented from the ELF blushes I own. 
Dupe for  NARS Luster- both peachy blushes with gold sheen. 
Fourth blush is Berry Merry, soft mauvey pink with golden shimmer, that don´t transfer to cheeks. 
Dupe for NARS Sin- but Sin is more plummier and darker. 
Last but not least is Blushing Rose: looks darker in the pan than on the cheeks. Another berry done, definitely more red-brown than the last one. Tried this one out and it stayed on my skin 6 hours easily (I think it would have stayed longer, but I removed it). Dupe for NARS Dolce Vita- tone is really similar, ELF is more matte on the cheeks. 

All the swatches together, just to compare different colors. 

In conclusion:
Pros:
Affordable
For most of them: decent to great pigmentation
Buildable 
Feels light on the skin (but I don´t know how a powder product can feel heavy)
Cons:
Texture is more gritty and powdery than higher end blushes
Cheap looking package with tiny mirror
Most are shimmery or glowy - I like to control the amount of shine on my face.

Bonus: Dupe list ELF vs NARS
They are not 100% dupes, but very similar as far as I have seen on other blogs. 


NARS Desire - ELF Pink Passion
NARS Angelika- ELF Fushia Fusion
NARS Lustre - ELF Peachy Keen
NARS Sin- ELF Berry Merry
NARS Dolce Vita- ELF Blushing Rose
NARS Orgasm - ELF Candid Coral
NARS Deep Throat - ELF Twinkle Pin
NARS Albatross - ELF Gotta Glow 


So what do you think of ELF Studio blushes? Have you tried them? Do you know any other cheap, but good blushes?

Thank you for reading!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

My last ELF haul

Hey!
Just a quick haul picture. Yes I am not sane :D :D About half of these items are not mine: some are christmas presents, some are "just because" :D I ordered these in the end of november when they had 40% off code available.
I have swatched all of them, so I am thinking about ELF week or something to publish all reviews on my blog. :)

Thank you for reading!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Jewelry from ebay

Hey!
Ebay is my disease, I try not to buy anything, but since everything is so cheap I can´t stop myself. :D
I don't like to spend tons of money on jewelry, since things go out of fashion so fast. Of course there are some items that have to be the real deal like your engagement ring or pearl necklace, but I wanted to show you what I have accumulated from ebay. The pricing is really low and sometimes, excuse me now, you will get total crap, but most of the times you will score nice items.
So first of all, here are the items from my last haul. (Sorry for the bad lighting, no light around here this time of year)
These babies came from 3 different sellers and total is around 14$ - most of them had free shipping ;)
The ring on the left is actually a fox- animal trend in jewelry is supposed to be in this season.
The earrings are eiffel towers with satin bows, only item that I had any trouble with in this patch - the bows untied themselves the minute I took them out of the package. 
haha.. copper seems to be hot on ebay... 

These errings I won from Bad Joan giveaway, they cost 28$ - very nice quality! Selection was black, navy, lilac or lime. I chose lime, because I wanted them to show up if I wear them with my hair loose. They are 11cm (4 inches long) and I would say meidum weight for earrings.
Here is the giveaway picture: 

Hope you don´t mind one non-beauty post, I just felt like sharing! :) Have you ever used ebay? What did you buy?
Let me know if you want to see other items too, haah, mainly earrings - I have a ton of them.

Thank you for reading!


Saturday, December 10, 2011

Review: Himalaya Herbals Almond & Cucumber peel-off mask

Hey!
Today I am going to review a face mask. I bought it last week from Rosalind and the price was around 4€. Tube size is 75 ml (2.65 fl oz), so I would say that maybe it is enough for 4-5 applications, but I don't think that I would be using it again. Want to know why, then keep on reading!




What it claims to do?
Unclogs pores, peels away blemishes for healthy, glowing skin. Tones, nourishes and firms up skin. 
Almond: nourishes, soothes and softens the skin
Cucumber: tones and gives cooling effect
Pineapple: removes impurities and dead tissue, firms up the skin. 
Indian gooseberry (Amla): cleanses and has anti-oxidant properties.
Suitable for all skin types. 

How to use it? 

Apply evenly on over cleansed face and neck, avoiding around eyes. Allow to dry 10-15 minutes. Gently remove the peel starting from the side of the face. Use once or twice a week. Do not apply on broken or inflamed skin. 

Ingredients: 
From the package you might think that it is all natural and good for you, BUT besides plants named above, it does contain 2 parabens and fragrance (you will never know what exactly they used). 
Key Ingredients: Each ml contains:
Pineapple (Ananas comosus ) – 25 mg
Almond (Prunus amygdalus ) – 15 mg
Cucumber (Cucumis sativa ) – 10 mg
Indian Gooseberry (Emblica officinalis ) – 5 mg

My opinion:
Usage: I like peel-off masks in general, this was a little different. First off, the product itself has kind of sour scent and glue like concistency, application was pretty messy. Peeling off was really painful - I left it on for 12-13 minutes. The feeling was like peeling plaster off the skin- I gave up and just washed it off, which was not easy task. It dead clean my pores somewhat on my cheeks, but for my nose and forehead it really did not do anything (yeah, the places I needed it most). My skin also did not liked to be tucked on and no it is all red and patchy, plus it feels too tight and hurts. Usually I don't have especially sensitive or dry skin. Note: I have read that when applied more thickly, it won't hurt so much, but I don't have the guts to try it one more time. 

So I defenitely would not be purchasing it again. Using masks should be pleasure not pain, in my opinion. 
Anyway, I learned my lesson, read reviews from the internet before purchasing anything (makeupalley score of 2 must have warned me!). 
So 1 out of 5 and stay away from it! 


Thank you for reading!

In Estonian: 
Olen viimasel ajal hakanud rohkem tähelepanu pöörama näohooldusele, eriti erinevatele maskidele. Niisiis sai eelmisel nädalal ostetud prooviks Himalaya Herbalsi kurgi ja mandliekstraktiga kilemask. Maksis ta u 4€, ostukohaks oli Rosalind. Nö võtmekoostisosad on taimeekstraktid: kurk, mandel, ananass, karusmari, aga "boonusena" sisaldab antud toode ka 2 tüüpilist parabeeni- mida mina küll pakendit vaadates oodanud ei oleks. Tuubi suurus on 75 ml ja hinnanguliselt jätkub teda 4-5 kasutuskorraks.
Mida peaks see mask siis tegema. Lubatud on pooride puhastamist, säravat ja tervislikku nahka. 
Kuidas kasutama peaks? Kanda tuleks toode imselgelt puhtale nahale, ühtlase kihina. Peal võiks hoida eestikeelse juhendi järgi 15 minutit, ingliskeelne soovitab 10-15 minutit. Peaks sobima kõigile nahatüüpidele. Ei tohi kanda nahale, mis on katki või põletikuline. 
Mask ise on imeliku hapuka lõhnaga kleepuv ollus, mille pealekandmine oli päris ebameeldiv ja "messy" tegevus. Nagu teada, siis kilemaske peaks nahalt maha koorima. Mina antud maski puhul sellega lõpule ei jõudnud, sest asi läks lihtsalt niivõrd valusaks - konkreetselt sama tunne kui tõmbaks plaastreid näolt maha. Olen kuulnud, et selle vastu aitaks paksem kiht maski, aga ma pole nõus rohkem katsetama, esimene kogemus oli jube. 
Kas ta midagi lubatut tegi ka? No kui tervislik nahk on punetav ja valus, siis jah - aga ilmselgelt mitte, eks?! Poore puhastas ta veidi põskedelt, aga mitte laubalt ja ninalt, kus seda rohkem vaja oli. Nahk oli tõesti sile ja pehme, aga seda on ta mul ju nagunii. For reference: Mu nahk on pigem normaalne, talvel kuivapoolne ja üldiselt mitte tundlik. 
Ühesõnaga uuesti ma seda toodet ei ostaks ja pigem hoidke ka teie eemale! 

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

FOTD: Day makeup on my sister

Hey!

I today I wanted to share some photos of the makeup that I did on my sister. She is almost 2 years younger than me and if you would see us together you might think that we are not related. I am quite short and she is tall and plays basketball on professional level. Anyway, somehow we got our daily plans in sync and she came here on 1th December. Since it was daytime, about 11 oclock and she wanted to keep it on, I decided that maybe subtle brown eyeshadow would be best.
So what did I use to create this look:
Face:
On moisturized face I applied Bellapierre mineral foundation in Ivory with ELF studio face kabuki brush. For cheeks I decided to use ELF blush in Coral which is my favorite day appropriate blush. A little bit of ELF warm bronzer for contouring. I set the face with ELF HD powder (which she loved and instantly asked where did I get it and how much does it cost).
Eyes:
MUS Eyeprimer, NYX jumbo pencils in Milk and French Fries (blended these pencils out with synthetic concealer brush).
For eyeshadows I wanted to use the best on her, so I grabbed my Urban Decay Naked palette and used the following colors: Virgin as highlight, sidecar on the main lid, a little bit of toasted on the outer corner, a mix of naked and buck in the crease.
On the lower lashline I used NYX slide on eyeliner in Jewel, slightly smudged it with pencil brush.
She used her own mascara: Max Factor False lash effect. (since it was my first time ever doing someone's makeup, I did not want to poke her eyes out).
Lips:
On lips we started out with ELF lucious liquid lipstick in perfect pink, but it was too light for this look. So instead I used NYX round lipgloss in frosted plum.
When she arrived home I got an email saying that she loves her makeup and it is perfect just like in magazines. I am happy that she is happy. Also she asked me why don't I do makeup for little price(a few euros) for other girls, but I think I must work on my skills more to do that.
Anyway, please let me know what do you think of my first time as makeup artist (hah, so funny to write). Would you wear this makeup on daytime or is it too much for you?
Some close ups of the eyes.


Yes, I know, there is a patch of bare lid next to eyelashes, I try to get closer next time :D 

Thank you for reading!

In Estonian:
Mul on hea meel teatada, et mu esimene kogemus jumestajana on nüüd seljataga ja päris hea tunne on. Sain noorema õega lõpuks graafikud klappima ja nii ta tuligi üks hommik mulle külla. Otsustasin päevase meigi kasuks, et ta ei peaks seda kohe maha võtma hakkama. 
Kuna tahtsin kindla peale välja minna kasutasin oma meigikollektsiooni parimaid tooteid, mis on ka mu enda suured lemmikud.
Jumestuse põhja tahtsin teha loomuliku, nii et valisin selleks bellapierre'i mineraalse jumestuspuudri toonis
Ivory (kuna ta kasutab isepruunistavaid tooteid, kartsin, et see jääb talle liiga hele, aga mu hirm oli asjatu). Pealekandmiseks kasutasin ELFi Studio Face Kabuki pintslit. Põskedele värvi andmiseks valisin ELFi mineraalse põsepuna toonis Coral. Nägu kontuurisin kergelt ka ELFi Warm bronzer'iga. Näomeigi kinnitasin ELFi stuudioseeria HD puudriga. 
Silmadel kasutasin aluskreemina MUS lauvärvi aluskreemi, mille peale silmade sisenurka ja üles kulmuluule kandsin NYXi jumbo silmapliiatsit toonis Milk, ülejäänud laule sama pliiats, toonis French Fries. Neid on hea hajutada laiali sünteetiliste karvadega peitekreemi pintsliga. 
Lauvärvid valisin Naked paletist: Virgin kulmuluule ja silmade sisenurka, Sidecar üle kogu lau, (olge sellega ettevaatlikud, glitter kipub pudisema põskedele), Toasted toon silma välisnurkadesse ja koopajoonel kasutasin kahte matti tooni segatuna (Naked+Buck).
Kuna alumine ripsmejoon tundus üksinda nii tühi ja kurb, kasutasin seal NYX slide on silmapliiatsit toonis Jewel.
Ripsmeid tahtis ta ise värvida, kasutades selleks Max factori false lash effect tušši. 
Huultel on NYX huuleläige toonis frosted plum. 



Friday, December 2, 2011

DGS Beauty Birthday giveaway


Happy birthday, D.Sadie!
Here is what you can win, open internationally until 31th December.
Prizes: MAC Treasure Hunt Paint Pot, Too Faced Sweet Dreams, Philosophy Happy Birthday, Beautiful!, and Inglot Blush and Eyeshadow Freedom System 


Thank you!

Lucy' s stash 1500 followers giveaway

Hey!
I wanted to share with you another giveaway, this time you can win OPI polishes from the Muppets collection. There will be 2 winners. Open intarnationally until 1st January 2012.
How to enter and more information here: http://www.lucysstash.com/2011/11/lucys-stash-1500-followers-giveaway.html

Thank you!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

The versatile blogger award


Hey!

About 2,5 weeks ago I recieved a blog award from beautiful Miss L.  It is an honor to be mentioned in your blog, thank you!
                                         

There are three rules for this award:
1. Thank and link back to the person who gave the award to you.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Send it along to 10 other bloggers and let them know you have awarded them. 

7 things about me:
1) I like scented candles- especially in the winter time, right now on my window sill I have JOIK Paradiisisaar burning.
2) I have a cat named Sabine, she just got 3 years old, but still loves to play like a little kitten.
3) 4 years ago I did not care much for makeup, in fact my younger sister showed me then how to curl my lashes. 
4) My obesseion with beauty products started from nail polishes, at the moment I have around 60 polishes in my collection.
5) I like the new Urban Decay Naked 2 palette more than the original, because it has more cooler tones that will suit better with my fair skin. I hope that Santa is generous, a girl can dream, right?
6) I love to cook, my mother's birthday is this weekend and she asked if I can bake her a cake. She loves to say that If you can't become a doctor, you should become a chef or baker. :) 
7) Totally random fact: I have my toe nails painted with China Glaze Ruby pumps. Really christmas-y red nail polish.

10 other bloggers that I would like to TAG are:
1) Grete
2) Liina
4) Mammu
Sorry I can't think of any more, I don't want to TAG bloggers who are strangers to me.

Thank you for reading!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

FOTD: Adele inspired look

Hey!
One friend of mine said once that I look exactly like Adele, I dare to doubt that, but still I wanted to do a makeup look inspired by her. 

She does not wear crazy makeup, usually her trademarks are flawless skin, cat eyeliner and nude lips. She rarely wears a ton of blush. On the inspirational picture she wears false eyelashes too, but since I can´t do it, I decided that an extra coat of mascara is enough. 

Complexion: 

  • foundation: loreal true match c2 (really good coverage)
  • under eye concealer: garnier tinted eyeroll
  • blush: ELF Coral blush
  • highlighter: the Balm Mary Lou Manizer (I applied it lightly with a fan brush)

Close up of the details. Eye picture is actually taken 9 hours (!) later - urban decay primer potion and naked palette (I think I used virgin as highlight, sidecar all over the lid and darkhorse in the crease + outer-v) really stay on! I used NYX iced mocha eyeshadow too, because I wanted colder brown tone. In real life my eyeshadows were a bit darker. 
Eyeliner is loreal lineur intense - stays on, if you don´t rub your eyes very hard. 
For lips I used: 
  • lip pencil by make up store: fairytale dream (from their winter 2011/2012 pure collection)
  • lipstick by ELF: mineral lipstick in Runway pink
  • lipgloss: NYX round lipgloss in whipped

I love this look and I will definitely going to wear it regularly.
Little offtopic, but I am going to do a giveaway soon, international this time, because my blog will be 1-year old soon. ;) 

Thank you for reading!

In Estonian:

Ülevalpool näete minu katset teha järgi Adele meiki, mille tunnusteks on veatu jume, seksikas kassisilm ja nude toonis huuled. Inspiratisooni pildil näete tal ka kunstripsmeid, aga kuna mul täpselt selliseid kuskilt võtta polnud ja ma ikka veel ei oska võltsripsmeid peale panna (haah, ega ma väga pole üritanud ka, tunnistan üles), siis lisasin lihtsalt mitu kihti ripsmetušši. 

Teise pildi peal pilt 2 suletud silmaga on tehtud 9 tundi pärast meigi tegemist, nii et urban decay lauvärvi aluskreem tõesti toimib. Peamiselt kasutasin naked paletti: virgin, sidecar, dark horse ning NYXi lauvärvi toonis iced mocha. Ülejäänud asju ma ümber tõlkima ei hakka, saate vaadata ülevalt :) 
Huvitav kumb saab enne täis - kas 200 followeri või algab enne giveaway aeg ;) Mu blogi saab ju varsti aastaseks, uskumatu :D

Monday, November 28, 2011

Urban Decay naked vs NYX Nude on Nude

Hey!
Today I am going to compare Naked palette by urban decay and NYX Nude on Nude natural look kit. Both are good neutral palettes for every day use. Naked is the holy grail in beauty world, so does NYX have anything  to give against it. NYX Nude on Nude is bought from ebay, at least a year ago, I remember taking a picture when I got it, but unfortunately I could not find it, so you will see dirty used palette- sorry about that. 

Size comparison: NYX is tiny, good handbag siz or great for travel. Also I kind of hate Naked palette velvet  exterior and the sticker on the back side is ugly. 
Urban Decay palette comes with 12 full sized eyeshadows, a brush and a mirror + mini size primer potion. Price is around 50$. 
 Nude on nude palette had 9 eyeshadows, 2 lipcolors(you can slide them out beneath the eyeshadows), a mirror and 2 applicators (one was lip brush!). Mine cost me 13$ with shipping.
 So as you can see they are not definitely dupes, there are some similar shades, but some are very different. Urban Decay palette has a bit better pigmentation and the shadows feel silky and buttery. NYX has decent pigmentation and the shadows feel nice. I like that the NYX palette comes with matte highlighter (haah, you can see how much I love it above). But Naked palette does come with a black eyeshadow. So I feel that naked palette gives more variety of colors, therefore you can create more versatile looks with it. 
NYX  eyeshadows seem more warm toned to me. 

BONUS: I chose the most similar shades and applied the same way -  without any primer, with fingers.  Colors used are makrked with numbers for NYX and names for Urban Decay. 

So in conclusion both are good palettes and if you are on a budget, NYX nude on nude palette is good option.

Thank you for reading!

Liz

In Estonian:
Täna näete siis kaua aega tagasi lubatud NYX nude on nude paleti ja Urban decay naked paleti võrdlust. Mõlemad on head igapäevased paletid neutraalsete värvidega, kuid kindlasti ei ole nad täpselt samad ehk dupe´id (ilumaailma keeles odavam asendus enamasti). Mõlemal on hea pigment, kuid tekstuuris tuleb suur vahe. Naked paleti lauvärvid on kreemjad, katsudes justkui või ja sama pigmendi saamiseks laul kulub värvi vähem. Kui teil rahaga priisata pole, siis ma ostaks hea meelega NYXi paleti, lisaks lauvärvidele on seal ka 2 huulevärvi (pigem huulepulga laadsed kui lihtsalt läiked). Naked paleti eest maksin ma 37£ ehk u 52$, NYX paleti tellisin u 1,5 aastat tagasi ebayst ja maksis ta vist koos saatmisega 13$ (ärge maha lööge, kui ma hinda õigesti ei mäleta. :D )
Silmapildil üritasin kasutada kõige sarnasemaid toone, ilma igasuguse aluseta(primerita), värvid kandsin peale näpuga- lihtsalt, et näidata, et ka see on võimalik, kuigi pintsliga on kordades mugavam ja hügieenilisem.