Sunday, June 19, 2011

Nubar 2010- Sally Hansen hidden treasure dupe

Hey!

As you all know I really like nail polishes, so I have been keeping my eye on sally hansen hidden treasure for a while. Unfortunately it is one nail polish that is really hard to find and when I found it on ebay it cost around 20$ and I found it a little bit expensive. So I started to search for cheaper alternatives and found Nubar limited edition nail polish called 2010. It is a clear polish with iridescent flakies. Mostly I see yellow-gold-red tones of the flakies, but on black nail polish it shows the colder part of the spectrum too. I had to pay 11$ with shipping for my Nubar nail polish, which is quite reasonable price. I really love special effects top coats, because they are easy way to spice up your manicure.  I have read that Nubar contains even more flakies so you'll just need one coat for the same effect that you get with 2 coats of Sally Hansen nail polish.
I don't want to post other's photos, so I just link you to their blogposts.
I do not own the sally hansen hidden treasure, but you can see a real good comparison picture here: http://www.alllacqueredup.com
Another great post about Nubar 2010: http://www.temptalia.com/

My next post is going to be a nail design using this polish- hahaa really crappy and quite lousy, because I have not done any proper nail art for almost 6 months now- I have lost my skills. Hope you forgive me! ;)


So here are my photos and swatches:





In Estonian:
Nagu te kõik teate olen ma ka nö küünemaniakk- ei ma ei kavatsegi mingit geelküünte jampsi õppima minna. Teengi ainult enda lõbuks ja ainult endale ja olen sellega rahul. :D Igatahes, olen tükk aega silma peal hoidnud sally hanseni toonil nimega hidden treasure, mis on põhimõtteliselt pealislakk helbekestega, mis peegeledavad eri nurkade alt erinevaid värve. Otsisin selle laki ka ebayst välja, kuid 20$ ei ole ma nõus laki eest välja käima. Leidsin natuke odavama alternatiivi- Nubari 10.sünnipäeva puhul anti välja lakk nimega 2010. Tellisin ka selle ebayst ja maksma läks ta 11$ koos saatmisega. Minu meelest väga kena lakk, mis tõeliselt "ellu ärkab" just tumedate toonide peal. Heledamat tooni laki peal justkui kiirgab ta soojemat osa värvispektrist ehk kuldseid-kollaseid-punakaid toone. Muidu väga kena lakk, aga kuivab ikka väga kaua. 
Lähipäevil üritan postitada ka ühe maniküüri pildi, kus olen antud lakki kasutanud. Hoiatan juba ette ära, et tuleb paljude arvates lohakas töö, aga ma pole mitu kuud ju küüntega teinud midagi ja käsi on natuke roostes. 
Loodan, et lakk meeldib ja vast saate siit uusi ideid, mida proovida!

Thank you for reading!
Liz

Friday, June 17, 2011

NYX jumbo eye pencils- review and swatches!

Hey!
So now- long awaited NYX jumbo pencils. First, a little description from ulta's website:
  • Combines an eye shadow and eye liner all-in-one
  • Features a creamy formula that glides on smoothly and is easy to blend
  • Does not crease or dry out
  • Is available in an astounding array of shades that work both day and night
Directions
To use pencil as eye shadow apply all over the eye and in the crease; blend carefully.
To line eyes apply pencil directly along the upper and lower lash lines and blend.
Can be used with all NYX eye shadows, liners, mascara and lashes. (acutally can be used with any other brand too :P )

INGREDIENTS: Bees Wax, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba)wax, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla)wax, Ceresin, Microcrystalline Wax, Polyethylene, Octyldodeanol, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Isostearyl Isostearate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Tocopheryl Acetate, B.H.A., Isopropylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Butylparaben. MAY CONTAIN: Mica (CI77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), Iron Oxide Red (CI77491), Iron Oxide Yellow (CI77492), Carmine (CI75470), Chromium Oxide Green (CI77288), Ultramarine Blue (CI77007), Ferric Ferrocyanid (CI77510), FD&C Blue No.1 Aluminum Lake (CI42090), D&C Red No.6 (CI15850), D&C Red No.7 Ca Lake (CI15850), D&C Red No.27 Al Lack (CI45410:1).

Color selection

Here are my babies - 10 beautiful colors- you can see the names of them on the swatch picture.

Picture is taken in daylight, without flash.

Now my experience and comments:
Really creamy and pigmented jumbo pencils. I have never used them on their own, but I think that they are too creamy for that- defenitely will crease. What I use them for then you may ask? Well, mostly I use my milk jumbo pencil as eyeshadow base (of course the real base goes under it). Milk is matte white color which is really easy to blend.
  • Slate is my other favorite- ideal base for smokey eyes.
  • Iced mocha & french fries are ideal base for more neutral looks.
  • Pencils that I have never really used are lime(lemon) and horse raddish. I will use them more when I get my order of NYX single eyeshadows. :)
I have never used them as an eyeliner either, not because they do not suit for that purpose, but I find my loreal liquid liner easier to work with.
I have owned these pencils for a year now and the concistency has not changed one bit so yay for not drying out.
Does not drag or skip on the eyelid.

In Estonian:
Räägin siis natuke teile NYX jumbo pliiatsitest. Tellisin enda pliiatsid umbes aasta tagasi ebayst, võtsin kohe 10se komplekti, kuna nii tuli tüki hind ikka väga soodne. :) Inglise keelse kirjelduse kokkuvõte: kerge peale kanda, kerge hajutada, lauvärv ja silmalainer kombineeritud, ei kogune silma kortsukestesse ning ei kuiva ära, saadaval on suur hulk erinevaid värvitoone (28 tükki!).
Minu kogemused:
ideaalne lauvärvi alla, üksinda kasutades kipub mul siiski silma vaokestesse kogunema. Ära pole selle aastaga kuivanud. Peale kandmine on tõesti lihtne, kerge on ka hajutada. Silmalainerina pole otseselt neid kasutanud, sest leian, et muud vahendid on siiski mugavamad. Kui tõesti neid selleks otstarbeks kasutaksin, siis pigem kannaksin toodet peale pintsliga. Silma limaskestale ma neid kreemja koostise tõttu ei kannaks- usun, et esiteks nad ei püsiks seal kaua ja teiseks, milline segadus tekiks kui see möga sealt alla voolama hakkaks.
Toonidest lähemalt
Milk sobib ideaalselt värvilisema meigi alla, et muuta lauvärve kirkamaks.
Tooni Slate olen kasutanud suitsusilma alusena.
Iced mocha ja french fries sobivad ideaalselt neutraalsema silmameigi tegemiseks.
Kõige vähem kasutust on leidnud lime(lemon) ja horse raddish- rohelise silmameigi vaimustus on mind ju alles viimasel ajal tabanud.
Black bean on samuti hea toon, aga pole lihtsalt minu käes väga kasutust leidnud- hea pigmenteeritusega must pehme tekstuuriga silmapliiats.
Koostise kohta ka paar sõna: ilmselgelt ei ole tegemist läbinisti loodusliku tootega, kuid õnneks sisaldavad nad ainult ühte parabeeni. Kreemjas tekstuur tuleb ilmselgelt suurest vahasisaldusest. Sisaldab ka mineraalõlisid.
Teritamiseks on vaja kindlasti suure auguga teritajat või teine variant on oma pliiatsist teha nö purgitoode. Vaja on selleks nt tühja pigmendi/laineripurki ja fööni- ülemine ots eemaldada ja toode lihtsalt pliiatsist välja sulatada. Ise pole veel oma pliiatseid purki üle kandnud, sest esiteks mul pole fööni ja teiseks mul pole potsikuid. Muidugi hoiaks sellisel teel toodet rohkem kokku, sest teritades kipub veidi sisu raisku minema.

Have you ever used NYX jumbo pencils or any similar products? What do you use them for? What are your favorite colors?

Thank you for reading!
Liz

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

NYX slide on eye pencils review and swatches!

Hey!

So as you may remember some time ago I wrote a post about NYX new slide on eye pencils- where to get them etc. There are a total  of 18 colors to choose from, so it is quite nice selection of colors for every taste.
Now I had time to make some nice pictures for you, altough I have had them for about 3 weeks now. The tones I ordered are: Jewel, Azure and Pretty violet.
Jewel is nice bronzy- purply brown shade with golden and red micro glitter.
Pretty violet is metallic purple with only a little bit of bluish glitter.
Azure is bright turqoise with blue glitter,  very bright and I love it!
They do not smudge when you wait for 5 minutes for them to set, I had to rub the swatches off my hand really hard. :P
I have tried to wear Azure on my top lid and on waterline and I can say that it stayed beautiful on lash line, but not in waterline. They have been compared to urban decay glide on 24/7 eye pencils, but I can't really confirm nor disagree with that statement, because I have not used urban decay eyeliners.
So I'll let the pictures speak for themselves. :D
If you want to see swatches of all 18 colors, then please check out: http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/.


In Estonian:
Nagu teate, siis mõni aeg tagasi kirjutasin NYXi uutest silmapliiatsitest: postitus on siin. Kirjutasin ka, et tellisin endale 3 tooni: Jewel, Azure, Pretty violet. Tegelikult sain nad kätte juba u 3 nädalat tagasi, kuid kahjuks ei ole olnud varem aega postitust nende kohta kirjutada. Parandan nüüd oma vea. 
Jewel on kena pruunikas lilla toon kuldse sädelusega.
Pretty violet on külmemat tooni tumedam lilla sinaka õrnalt aimatava sädelusega.
Azure on mu lemmik neist kolmest, väga erk türkiis/helesinine toon, minu meelest suveks väga sobilik. Väga lihtne on saavutada mõnus suvine look kasutades seda ülemisel ripsmejoonel. Lisaks natuke ripsmetušši ja voilaa. :D 
Laul püsivad hästi, limaskestale väga pigmenteeritult ei jää. Kui peale kandes 5 min oodata, siis ei liigu pliiats mitte kuskile kui just väga hullult silmi ei hõõru- aga vaevalt keegi enneaegseid kortse tahab, nii et seda vast ei juhtu. Nö näidiste mahasaamiseks käenahalt pidin ikka kõvasti hõõruma- katsetasin lihtsalt :P Tavaolukorras kasutaksin ikka vastavat veekindla meigi eemaldajat.
Kui tahate näha kõiki pliiatseid, siis soovitan visata pilk peale siia: http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/.





 Thank you for reading!
Liz

Monday, June 13, 2011

Make up store club night and little haul.

Hey!

This thursday 9th June I attended for the very first time Make up store club night. The topic was nails- only a few sentence's that I already knew and that's it- I was a little bit disappointed. Okay, it was nice that they offered wine and fruits, but the real informational part was really poor. It was supposed to start at 6 p.m, but it started about half an hour later, because they wanted to wait for people that signed up- haha they never came.
I was  happy that all of their products had 20% OFF. :D So I picked up some eyeshadows and I needed a better eyeshadow primer. I have really been wanting to try out their eyeshadows because one of my friends really likes them for their size and pigmentation.
Regular price for one eyeshadow is 11.2€, which is okay, because you get 3,5g of product. When you buy MAC eyeshadows you have to pay about 17€ and you get only 1,7g of eyeshadow and the color range is little bit better.  So here is a big difference- altough I am planning to buy Satin Taupe anyway ( I swatched that on  my hand and I fell in love :P ).
Anyway, thanks to discount I paid only 9€ for on shadow. I picked up 3 colors: summer breeze, nox and diva.
Sun breeze is quite frosty warm toned, kind of yellow color- perfect for highlight and using in the most inside corner of the eye - it opens up my eyes nicely.
Nox is light pink with yellow/gold duochrome which shows up better on swatch than on eye. It is perfect for using on the moving part of the lid.
Diva is kind of dirty dark purple tone, I like to use this one on the outer part of the lid. Not actually in the crease, at least not with nox- warm brown eyeshadow from my NYX nude on nude palette is better for that purpose.
Eyeshadow primer is just tinted cream, a little goes a long way. Unfortunately I don't really like the packaing- too much product comes out when I squeeze it.
And I had to try them out the next day :P I must say that I really like the eyeprimer, after 10 hours my eyeshadows looked quite fresh and maybe minimal creasing. (but I have oily eyelids in the summer).
I am sorry that the quality of these pics aren´t the best- I used my phone camera, because my digital camera´s flash refused to work.

In Estonian:
9. juunil oli make up store'is küünte teemaline klubiõhtu. Õhtu ise tundus mõttetu, kuna küünte kohta öeldi reaalselt u 3 lauset ja siis näidati kaugelt paari toodet. Hea oli aga õhtu juures see, et kõigile klubiliikmetele oli kogu poes olev kaup 20% soodsam tavahindadest, tavalisel päeval saab klubikaardiga 5% soodustust. Liitumine oli sellel õhtul tasuta, muidu maksab 3,2€.
Valisin välja 3 lauvärvi, kuna ühele sõbrannale make up store'i lauvärvid väga meeldivad. Valituks osutusid: summer breeze, nox ja diva.
Sun breeze on minu arvates ideaalne toon kasutamaks kulmuluul ning silma sisenurgas. Veidi frosty, kollaka alatooniga hele toon.
Nox tundus mulle poes käeseljal proovides erilisem, kui ta tegelikult laul jääb: kollast-kuldset helki silmadelt nii hästi ei näe.
Diva on hallikas tumelilla toon, mida kasutan meeleldi silma välisnurgas, päris silmavao piirkonda ma teda ei kandnud kui laul põhitooniks nox. Noxiga sobib hästi silmavakku mõni soojem pruun toon- kasutasin selleks oma NYX nude on nude palettist ühte pruuni.
Lauvärvide tavahind on u 11,2€, aga see pole üldse üle mõistuse kallis, arvestades, et make up store'i lauvärvid on 3,5g suured. Võrdluseks käisin ka elus esimest korda MACis ja uurisin ka sealseid lauvärve- need on 1,7g suured ja maksid u 17€ kui ma ei eksi. Seega koguse vahe mida sama raha eest saab on ikka suur. Kahjuks pean endale ikkagi ühe MACi lauvärvi kunagi ostma, sest ma armusin satin taupe tooni ära. :P
Lauvärvi aluskreem on lihtne beež, veidi paksema tekstuuriga kui jumestuskreemid. Väiksest kogusest piisab mõlema lau kätmiseks. Miinuseks tooksin pakendi- korraga kipub sealt liiga suur kogus väljuma. Korra kasutasin ka eyeprimerit juba ja võin julgelt öelda, et olen sellega rahul. 10h järel olid lauvärvid peaaegu sama värsked kui pealekandmisel ja nö vagudesse kogunemine oli minimaalne, aga mul ongi suvel palavaga pigem rasvased laud.

Thank you for reading!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Smokey eyes with a pop of blue!

Hey!

Here is one quick smoky look for you- haha not really classic smokey eye, I don't like wearing eyeshadow on lower lashline. This look was done in March, just didn't find time to post it. I had a navy blue but sparkly handbag and my nails were painted with ORLY Lunar eclipse, so pop of blue on the eyes was a must. :D This was the look that I actually wore to Dub fx concert.

Face was my regular stuff (Bourjois healthy mix serum as foundation, NYX blush in pinched etc), on my eyes I used NYX smoky eyes palette. Blue liner is some generic gel liner from ebay. On my lashes I had Loreal voluminous original mascara. 

 

Thank you for reading!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

ELF dicount studio 25% OFF valid until 08.06.2011

Hello!

Wanted to share this one with you!


I will post more if I find time and energy. Right now I have to work in  a hospital until 16th June- and yes, now it is actual cutting- I have to help surgeon during operations. :D Yay for new experiences! hahaa last night I cut my nails the shortest ever- now I like to call my hands  "the surgeon hands". Nothing pretty, but extra sanitary. :D

Thank you for reading!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

GIVEAWAY WINNER!

Hey!

So now I am going to announce the giveaway winner. Alltogehter when counting extra votes I had 105 entries. I let my boyfirend say one number from 1 to 105 and he said 46. He had not seen the list and he doesn´t really know any contestants so it was fair in my opinion.

Dear Klaudi Kuznetsova, congratulations on winning! :D I will contact you right away and you will have 48 hours to answer!

Have a nice weekend and I hope that you find my blog interesting in the future!

Tegin lõpuks giveaway loosi ära, kulus mitu tundi i kõik kohad üle kontrollida ja vaadata, et kõik hääled ikka kirja saaks. Lasin oma bpyfriendil öelda ühe numbri vahemikus 1 kuni 105. Tema ei olnud seda nimekirja näinud ja ausaltöeldes ei huvita teda mu blogi üldse, nii et vähemalt sama aus loos kui random.org :D Ta ütles nr 46, nii et võitja on Klaudi Kuznetsova! Palju palju õnne! Saatsin sulle ka emaili, sul on vastamiseks aega 48h. :)

Meeldivat nädalavahetust ka teistele ja loodan, et leiate ka edaspidi mu blogist huvitavat lugemist!

Liz

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Frustrated at google docs

Hey!

I planned to announce the winner of my 50 followers giveaway today, but I can´t do it, because google docs has hidden some columns from me- I can´t see the answers to:
1. GFC name
2. Are you follower on twitter

There is also a problem with how you answered some questions, but I just don´t count the wrong ones in - should have been more careful with filling out the forms! Example of wrong answer is: I don´t have GFC - that means that I can´t count your entry, because being a follower through GFC was requiered.
Overall there was 64 entries.

In Estonian too:
Plaanisin täna loosimise võitja teatavaks teha, aga kahjuks ei ole see hetkel võimalik, tänu google docs´i jamale. Ta lihtsalt ei näita kahte lahtrit- st et ma ei näe teie vastuseid. Üks neist oli nö followeri nimi ja teine, kas jälgid mind twitteris. Probleeme oli ka küsimustest arusaamisega, olen seekord julm ja lihtsalt jätan vastuse arvestamata, kui pole nime/linki vms, kui olen seda palunud. Kahjuks ei saa arvestada ka suletud blogis giveaway jagamist, sest mina ju seda ei näe.

Loodan, et mõtlen siiski lähipäevadel midagi välja... Asjad on ilusti olemas, ootavad karbis võitjat.

Lahendasin asja nii, et USALDAN teid GFC koha pealt ja twitteri tulpa lihtsalt ei arvesta, loodan, et sobib. FB leidsin need üles, kelle meiliaadressis nende nimi on. Lihtsalt JAH kahjuks ei lähe arvesse- ma ei saa kontrollida.