Thursday, July 28, 2011

NOTD: July nails

Hey!
I am not really in the mood to post anything, because my grandma is in hospital and my mother's boyfriend had a serious accident last friday, but I must keep my thoughts away from all the bad things. So here are some nails from the time that I could paint them :D 

 Actually this is from the end of June- Jaanipäeva (St John's day, midsummer day? ). ORLY lunar Eclipse, yellow-orange-bright red- dark red + nubar 2010 as top coat.



First time trying out OPI Catch me in your net on my nails. Can't do just plain right- so I had OPI shatter on my ring fingers. I really like this nail polish- in some lights it seemed blue and in some lights totally jade-green in my eyes. 


First time trying out ORLY Coquette cutie and again could not do just plain nails right. So I used a bobby pin as dotting tool with china glaze 2030. Coquette cuite is warm coral pink and it is quite opaque- 2 coats is enough.


Last but not least I bought some Depend Cracked effect nail polsihes and this is the combo that I instantly wanted to do. China glaze Lemon fizz as base.


Thank you for reading!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

My favorites for Beauty Word 2011 - 101th post :)

Hei!

Hea uudis - Ilu sõnum 2011 meeskond valis välja 40-50 blogijat ja palus neil ära tuua postituses oma lemmikud. Valikuid tuli teha 4. kategoorias: jumestus, küüned, tooted juustele ning tooted kehale. Allpool loen üles oma valikud, kuna ma ei ole professionaal, siis ei ole ma ilmselgelt oma meigivarustusse miljoneid matnud nind eelistan pigem odavat kuid toimivat- seega jumestuses sai esikoha NYX. Väga keeruline on aga välja valida oma absoluutset lemmikut. Kindlasti olete juba taibanud, et mu lemmikosa meikimisel on silmad- ehk siis võiksid olla lemmikud NYX single eyeshadows ning NYX jumbo eye pencilid. 
Siin on väljavõtteid mu enda blogist:

NYX single eyeshadows: review and swatches - üksikud lauvärvid

NYX jumbo eye pencils: review and swatches- suured, kreemjad silmapliiatsid.
NYX slim lip pencils: review and swatches- huulepliiatsid
NYX slide on eye pencils: review and swatches- nö peale libisevad silmapliiatsid
NYX Velvet Rope palette: review & swatches & look - 10 lillas toonis lauvärviga palett
NYX round lipsticks: review - huulepulgad
NYX Smokey eyes palette: review & swatches & look - 10 lauvärviga palett suitsusilma loomiseks
Palun palun hakake keegi NYXi tooteid maale tooma, olen üsna kindel, et leiaksite endale suure klientuuri. ;) 
Juustele mõeldud toodetest valisin parimaks Joico k-pak deep penetrating reconstructori- see on küll mõledud eriti kahjustatud juustele, kuid muutis ka mu üsna töötlemata juuksed kaunilt säravaks. 

Väga lähedane teine koht on Down under naturalsi kohevust andev šampoon- tõesti jättis juuksed mõnusalt puhtaks ja kergeks, olles mõnusa tagasihoidliku lõhnaga. Lisaks ei jäta selle ostmine rahakotti põhjatut auku. ;)

Kehale pühendatud tooteid oli mul kõige raskem välja valida, kuid hiljuti soetatud The body shopi kehavõie satsumaga on kindlasti väga hea toode. Jätab naha mõnusalt niisutatuks, kuid on üsna tugeva tsitruselise lõhnaga- nii et kui intensiivne aroom pole sinu rida, siis jäta see parem poodi ja vali mõni mahedam kehavõie- The body shopil on ju suur valik. :)

Küüntele mõeldud toodetest on keeruline valida oma lemmikut, sest siin on mul jällegi üsna suur kollektsioon. Ühtviisi hea on china glaze, orly kui ka loomulikult OPI. Kuna ei suutnud värvidest kõige kõigemat valida, siis läksin lihtsama vastupanu teed ja valisin toote, mis annab kaunid küüned. OPI Nail Envy on tõesti mu küüned muutnud tugevaks ja nad ka kiiremini kasvama pannud! Õnneks suvel saan nendega ka natuke eputada :) 

In English:
I am one of the beauty bloggers chosen by Mess Ilu Sõnum crew so I am going to do a post about my favorite products. There are 4 fields: makeup, skincare, haircare and nails.

Makeup: defenitely NYX cosmetics. I love their jumbo eye pencils, eyeshadows, lipsticks and lipglosses. Great price, good quality, awesome selection and decent size!
You can view some posts here:
NYX single eyeshadows: review and swatches

NYX jumbo eye pencils: review and swatches
NYX slim lip pencils: review and swatches
NYX slide on eye pencils: review and swatches
NYX Velvet Rope palette: review & swatches & look
NYX round lipsticks: review
NYX Smokey eyes palette: review & swatches & look

Hair care:
I would say that Down under naturals is great (you can see the review when you click on the link), but I did not love the conditioner, so I must choose JOICO K-pak. Altough I don't have very damaged hair- I color them rarely and don't use any styling tools these products really suited me. Hair were silky smooth and soft. I once bought a gift set from a fair- it included my MOST favorite product: joico k-pak deep penetrating reconstructor. It smells like coconuts and fruits and it really gave a nice shine to my hair.

Skin care/products for body:
The body shop body butters. I have one in satsuma smell and I really love it.

Nail products:
I can't really choose one brand, because I love china glaze, OPI and ORLY equally. But the miracle product that has really made my nails strong and helped them grow is OPI Nail Envy. I always use it as a basecoat :)

Thank you for reading!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Quick haul from local supermarket

Hey!

Today I picked up some things that I had run out of, so here they are:

These are suitable for normal to oily/combination skin type. I used to have a day cream from this line and it really suited me, so I tought I´ll give these a try. They cost around 5€.
Depend Cracked effect nail polish in White and turqoise/green. Price was around1.2€- they had sale on manicure supplies. I also picked up one nail polish remover from depend- of course adetone free.


Cils Demasq is great makeup remover for waterproof makeup. This one has 2 sides that you have to mix together by shaking the bottle before using- one is some kind of oil and the other one is toner. I cost 3,79€. My favorite type of makeup removers! (love the loreal one too, but this was a little bit cheaper).
Last thing was just a face wash and it cost 5,6 €. 












Thank you for reading! 

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Sunshine award


Hey!

 I was tagged by an amazing blogger: OneChicBella. This is my first time getting any awards so thank you! I think that it is very nice way to promote other's blogs.

The rules are: 
• Thank the person who gave you this award
• Write a post about it
• Answer to the questions below
• Pass it on to 10 bloggers who you think really deserve it and send them message to let them know.

And now I have to answer 7 questions:
  1. Favorite color: hot pink, mint green.
  2. Favorite Animal: felines. The bigger the better. :D 
  3. Favorite number:  I don't really have a favorite number, but I usually pick five (viis in Estonian really rhymes with my real name). 
  4. What perfume am I using right now? My one and only DKNY Be delicious (original green one)
  5. Something you always wear with you and identifies you:  I don't wear any clothes, jewelry that religiously so maybe my birth marks or my left hand (quite big birthmark made of small capillaries on my second and third finger). 
  6. What’s your passion? Maybe makeup since I am the author of this blog, but mostly photography, altough I have not taken any remarkable pictures. I just like to take photos. :) Oh, I wish that I had better camera. 
  7. What was the last eyeshadow you used? I used my NYX eyeshadow palettes. 
  8. Favorite day of the week: Saturday, because you can sleep as long as you want and still get to go out in the evening not having to worry about going to school/work the next day. 
  9. Are your nails painted right now? No, but I am going to paint them right now. I am going to use just on color- maybelline mini colorama in Punky orange. It is acutally more coral than orange and I live it because it stays on my nails really well. 
I will TAG everyone who are in Estonian beauty bloggers group ;)

Thank you for reading!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Sleek Oh So Special palette review & swatches

Hey!

3 days ago I finally got my hands on Sleek palettes. As I mentioned in this post I ordered 2 palettes, so some time soon there is going to be review of the other palette too :) I have to mention that as far as I know the Oh so special palette is NOT LIMITED edition, but monaco palette is.



So now onto the review.
At first glance:
Size: Sleek palettes are smaller than I tought, a little bit bigger than NYX 10 color palettes, but sleek one's contain less product. I have nothing else to compare it to, so you'll just get the idea.
How much product?:  Sleek one contains 13,2 grams of product thats 1,1g per shadow. NYX one contains 14grams- thats 1,4g per one shadow. Shadow´s size is about the same as 5 eurocents.
Color selection: Colors seem to be really appropriate for everyday wear. Some shades are great for night out too.
Shadow finishes: There are 7 mattes and 5 metallic/frosty shades.


And now for the swatches, they are on the bare skin so NO PRIMER used! Just to let you see the real pigmentation. Matte shades were kind of hard to swatch especially the mail & bow. One exception was noir which is buttery matte black- OMG it is defenitely more pigmented than NYX black single eyeshadow.
Most pigmented color is glitz. If you like gift basket, then I have great dupe for it- middle color from NYX nude on nude palette- same finish, same color.


Where to get it and how much does it cost?
1. Sleek makeup´s homepage : 9€
2. Ebay: I got mine for 6,99£  (about 8€), but seems like the price has gone up quite a bit in 2 weeks. hmm.. lucky me, then! + SHIPPING about 2£
3. If you live in UK, the cheapest way is to buy this palette from Superdrug, I´ve heard that it costs 6.49£ there ;)
In conclusion:  I was not blown away by this palette altough it has some nice shadows. If you don´t own any neutral/everyday eyeshadows and you are on a budget, then go for it.My favorites were Glitz & Noir.
Grade: B ( I like this grading system, if you like it too and think I should continue doing it, let me know below!).


Thank you for reading!

Top 10 Mascara Tips



Really really helpful video in my opinion! :)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Little beauty related H&M haul

Hey!

As you know on Monday I went to Helsinki with boyfriend and another couple. Our main coal was to visit Linnanmäki amusement park, but we had some time to visit one H&M shop. So I had about 30 minutes and as far as clothing goes I didn't find anything, but some beauty related items caught my eye. So here they are:
Lipgloss is called Oh la la. It smells like vanilla and has medium pigmentation. It does not stay on lips very long and is on the stickier side. Size is 11g and it cost 2,95€
Nail polish is called I am not a kiwi and it is bright yellow based kind of neon light green. Opaque in 2 coats, drying time is medium also. Only one coat was streky and uneven. You'll get 9 ml for 3,95€. Update: It did not stay on very well on it's own- peeled off the next day. I have to try it with base & top coat.

I don't really use face masks, but the packing seemed so appealing to me, so I picked up 4.
3 of them are for clearer skin- they clean pores. One mask is for tired skin to make it softer and clean it. The size is 15 grams. I am going to use them and review them separately in the future. Price was 0,95€ per mask.

And something not for beauty too:
3 bracelets and one ring :) Bracelets were 2,95€ a piece and the ring I found at the sale section and it was only 1€! (don't know where I put the ring, so no picture now!)

Also a pack waited on my laptop when I got home yesterday night at 1 a.m. ;) You may guess what did I get. :)

Thank you for reading!

Monday, July 18, 2011

FOTD 15th July

Hey!

This is the look that I wore to  Tallinn Maritime Days opening concert. The preformer was Tanel Padar with his band The Sun and Estonian National Youth Symphony Orchestra. The concert itself was okay, might have been better - the sound settings were little off- couldn't hear the orchestra over bass guitar and drums. But hey, it was free and maybe I am just out of the age when The Sun was my idol to die for.

Anyway onto the look and what I used.
Usual foundation- Bourjois healthy mix serum in 53. ELF's mineral booster in sheer (as I've said before- defenitely not translucent or sheer- it is too DARK for my skintone). 

Blush- NYX cream blush in Natural & a little bit of ELF's natural radiance blusher in shy on top. 
Eyes- NYX smokey eyes palette
Liner- Loreal lineur intense in carbon black
Mascara
- Loreal voluminous
Lips- NYX lipliner in dolly pink, GOSH lipstick in peach and a little bit of random lipgloss on top. The main color you see is from dolly pink lipliner. I have really started to experiment with my lips more :D 


I guess that it is time to buy a new camera, because with old one I am still unable to take photos with flash. That's why they are somewhat blurry.
Last week I was really into blogging I posted every single day and now it is a day off so no post tomorrow- sorry! , because today I am going to Finland for a day to Linnanmäki amusement park with friends. 

Thank you for reading!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

New header and thank you to author!

Hey!

As you may have noticed since yesterday I have a header on my blog.
I am very thankful to this talented girl:
You can find her contacts on her blog: http://annbuhtart.tk/ I quess that she really had some hard time with me- 10 headers until I was satified with the result. At the moment she creates these headers for free, but you will have to be fast- at this tempo she will soon have no time for free work. :D

Here is examples of other headers that I liked and might use in the future:

And here are some temples that you can use on your sidebar if you want:

Thank you for reading!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

NYX single eyeshadows

Hey!
 Haha seems like I am a slave for NYX, but I really like these products- can't beat the price for this quality!
So first of all, here is information from their website:
Here’s a real collector’s item: You’ll be tempted to amass your own sensational color library of our richly pigmented eye shadows. Choose from over 160 individual NYX Single Eye Shadow shades in shimmer, sheer, glitter, frosty, metallic or matte. Our pressed mineral eye shadows pack a color punch, are easy to blend and last for many hours.


INGREDIENTS: Mica, Talc, Zinc Stearate , Methyl Methacrylate Cross Polymer, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate(And)Boron Nitride, Mineral Oil, Isopropyl Myristate, Tridecyl  Trimellitate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba)Seed Oil, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Polybutene, B.H.T., Methylparaben, and Propylparaben. MAY CONTAIN: Red Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Yellow Iron Oxide (CI 77492), Black Iron Oxide (CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), or Manganese Violet (CI 77742).
So you'll have plenty of colors to choose from, it was really difficult to choose just 6 colors. 

Where to get them and how much they cost?
I bought mine off ebay, as usual. I paid 19.99$ + shipping for them, total of 24.45$ So that is a little bit over 4$ per shadow. On NYX website they are sold 5.50$ a piece. Another great place to buy NYX is porkdaisy.com
So how much shadow are you getting for your money? 
You'll get 2,9 grams/0.09oz of product. Which is realitively big amount. For instance MAC eyeshadow costs 14.50$ (or 16€ in Estonia) and you will get 1.5grams of product. So as you can see you will get twice as much for 1/3 of the price- can't beat that. 
What about pigmentation ("color payoff")?
The ones that I ordered have great pigmentation. Least pigmented one is kiwi in the swatches but on the lid I had no problems with it.
Is the texture smooth?
Most shadows are really smooth and buttery. Peach bronze is a little bit of chalky. 
Can I buy shadows with different finishes?
Yes you can, but there is one problem- most NYX shadows have frost or metallic finishes. Unfortunately they don't carry a lot of mattes. Great mattes they have are white and black. I defenitely reccomend them!
Can I see more swatches?
Yes, Satansdatter from youtube has a great video with all the names and finishes! Check it out here: All NYX single eyeshadow colors. She has even swatched 162 colors! (I guess that 2 are dicontinued ?)

What colors did you order?
I ordered:
Iced mocha- 
it is supposed to be MAC's Satin taupe dupe. I have swatched MAC one on my hand once and as I recall they do have some similarities. Here you can see the comparison: MAC satin taupe and NYX Iced mocha side by side
Eggplant- warm reddish-purple brown color.
Peach bronze- bronze color with golden undertones. It is supposed to be a great dupe for Urban Decay's Half baked. Here you can see a swatch.
Black- standard matte black eyeshadow with decent pigmentation. Great dupe for MAC carbon- they are both matte.
Kiwi- light green shimmer eyeshadow.
Mermaid green- dark green eyeshadow, cool toned, really pretty!

Here are my photos & swatches:



 On swatches:
From left to right:
1. Peach bronze 2. Iced mocha 3. Eggplant 4. Kiwi 5. Mermaid green 6. Black
MUS= make up store
Just one swipe in the product!

Here you can see the eyeshadow size compared to other NYX products. Eyeshadow palette contains 14g of product and costs around 15$ on ebay. 
I have a review on smokey eyes palette here: click here! and velvet rope here: click here!

Thank you for reading!

In Estonian:
Hei!
Täna räägin siis NYX üksikutest lauvärvidest. Otsustasin need tellida, sest olen igalt poolt kuulnud ja ka teiste blogidest lugenud, et kvaliteedilt nad MACile väga alla ei jää. Ausõna, NYX ei maksa mulle eurosentigi, et neid kiidan siin pidevalt- nende tooted lihtsalt on selle raha eest suurepärased! Valisin välja 3 neutraalsemat tooni, 1 standard musta ja 2 rohelist, sest mu rohelise lauvärvi vaimustus ei ole ikka veel kuskile kadunud. Lauvärvidega olen väga rahul ja tellisin nad nagu ikka ebayst- ühe lauvärvi hinnaks tuli veidi üle 4$ ehk no umbes 3 eurot. Eks lasen piltidel enda eest rääkida ;) Mis millele nö duplikaat on, seda vaadake inglise keelsest tekstist, sest postitust olen kirjutanud juba 1,5h ja tõesti ei jaksa kõike ka eesti keeles ümber kirjutada :) Loodan, et mõistate!  :)
Suur aitäh lugemise eest!

Friday, July 15, 2011

FOTD & new addition to my hair :)

Hey!

Here is just a quick face of the day and you can see my new feather hair extensions too. I put them in my hair by myself- ordered them from ebay. Feathers have been in fashion for a while now. :)
What you need:
feathers: search for feather hair extensions from ebay. These are the most expensive part of this trend. I paid 28$ for 10 not so great feathers.
micro beads: also really easy to find on ebay. I ordered ones that have silicone inside- they damage the hair even less. (these I have also for sale- I have black ones, light brown ones(I used them myself too) and some for blonde beauties as well).
hair hook tool: also really easy to find on ebay - they are quite cheap also. By mistake seller sent me 10 hair hooks- so if you are interested I can sell some to you (1€ for one tool).
pliers: I did not order any special pliers, I am sure that you´ll find some at your home that you can use for that purpose.
small scissors: to cut excess feathers.



In Estonian:
Kiire päevameik ja uus lisand mu juustes. Juustele mõeldud sulgedest pikendused on pikka aega juba maailmas laineid löönud. Kohe kui ma neid youtube´i ilugurude juustes silmasin, tekkis soov nad enda juustesse peita. Hoian enda omasid peas loodetavasti suve lõpuni, hetkel on nad 1,5 nädalat paigas olnud ja pole ka juukseid hooletult kammides kuskile liikunud. Paigaldada on ka ise võimalik, kuid kasutasin oma poiss-sõbra abi mikrorõngaste kinnivajutamiseks.
Ühesõnaga vaja on järgnevaid asju:
suled- mida pikemad ja värvilisemad, seda parem. :D Ise läksin natuke alt ja sain kalli raha eest üsna nirud suled (28$ maksin, mis ei ole minu jaoks just kommiraha.. )
mikrorõngad- otsige ebayst jälle, soovitan valida neid, millel on sisekihiks silikoon. Kuigi ka muidu ei ole mikrorõngad juustele otseselt laastavad, siis igal võimalusel võiks ju juukseid veel rohkem säästa.
konks- abiks juuste mikrorõngast läbitõmbamisel. (müüja apsaka tõttu sain neid 1 asemel 10, nii et kellel huvi, siis võin ülejäänud 1€ tükk ära müüa).
näpitsad- sobivad suvalised kodus olemasolevad pisemad näpitsad- nendega tuleb siis mikrorõngas kokku vajutada kui suled ja juuksed seal vahel ilusti on.
pisikesed käärid- juhuks kui paigaldades mõni suleots mikrorõnga vahelt turritama jäi.

Ühesõnaga ei midagi ülikeerulist ja väga särtsakas lisand suveks! :)

Thank you for reading!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Teadaanne kõigile ilublogijatele

Hei!

Tegin ühe followeri soovil ära nii facebooki fännilehekülje kui ka grupi. Mõlemad on avatud kõigile soovijatele. Kuna viimasel ajal on ilublogijaid juurde tulnud, siis oleks vaja ühte kohta, kus nö kokku koguneda ja infot vahetada. Kindlasti on antud leheküljed heaks võimaluseks teha ühiselt ka ilutoodete tellimusi välismaalt. Miks mitte ka nt kord aastas (võib ka tihedamini) kuskil kokku saada ja näost näkku suhelda. :)

Lingid on siin:
Grupi leiate siit: http://www.facebook.com/groups/241268879224497
Fanpage'i leiate siit: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Estonian-beauty-bloggers/220449974658379



Tänan tähelepanu eest!

In English:
Recently there has been a lot of new beauty bloggers in Estonia so when one of my followers asked if there is any way we can communicate better I grabbed the pull by the horns and decided to create Facebook Fanpage and Facebook group. Facebook, because it is the most popular site among Estonians. :)
You can find links here, but I think mainly the language will be Estonian: 
Fanpage: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Estonian-beauty-bloggers/220449974658379

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Haul: Sleek makeup eyeshadow palettes & blush

Hey!

Yesterday I ordered 2 SLEEK palettes and one blush from ebay. Hope they arrive soon, can't wait to review them.

One is limited edition "Oh so special palette"
I chose this because I have read many positive reviews about it + it has nice and neutral colors for everyday wear.
Second palette is also limited edition I belive and it is the Monaco palette from Mediterranean collection.  I just love these blues and lilac/purple shades. 

Both cost 6,99£ (about 8 € so they are really cheap).
And the blush that is choose is called pomegranate. I just wanted to try sleek blushes too. Blush price was 4,69£ (5,4€).
Postage was 4,7£ for all of these, so for 27€ I got 2 palettes and a blush - not bad.

Thank you for reading!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

NOTD: Candy nails

Hey, beauties!

Here is a really easy nail design that reminds me of candy for some reason. Really girly colors - great for spirng and summer. :)


Also this was the first time that I tried my new base & top coat. Base coat is by ORLY- it´s their rubberized bonder base coat. And the top coat was Poshe fast drying top coat. The manicure stayed almost perfect for 4 days and 5th day on one nail the polish just peeled off. Maybe it was because I used OPI Nail Envy below base coat I don´t really know and I have to give it another try. I am more happy with Poshe than I was with Seche- no shrinking, same drying time.
Pale pink is China glaze Something sweet from their 2010 spring collection.
Brighter pink is from ORLY Coquette cutie from 2011 collection (new addition to my nailpolish collection - as if I didn´t have enough already! :) )
Lilac is from China Glaze and it is called secret peri-wink-le and it is also from 2010 spring collection.

Thank you for reading!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Tarte true blood collection

Hey!
I just felt like sharing this. I used to watch true blood so it is really cool that now true blood has it's own makeup collection. I really like this palette and I think the lip tint is awesome too.
Prices from  tarte's website:
Whole set is 106$
lip tint is 24$
natural cheek stain is 30$
palette is 52$
I think that palette has very suitable colors for everyday makeup and the darker shades are perfect for smokey eyes. Shadows seem to be nicely pigmented and smooth - I have seen some swatches.
Cheek stain seems to be too glittery for my likeing. I would also really like to try lip tint.
Here is description from tarte's website:

tarte™ for True Blood™ limited-edition palette:
Get glamoured with this limited-edition palette packed with 17 killer new eyeshadows and more. Each richly pigmented shadow is softly milled and infused with Amazonian clay for pure color payoff, silky application and long wear. From ethereal goddess to vampy vixen, you can create countless looks using these shimmering, matte and smoky shades. Open after dark: buried in a pullout drawer is a full-size emphasEYES™ aqua-gel eyeliner in black, a deluxe lights, camera, lashes! clinically-proven natural mascara and a deluxe lifted™ natural eye primer with Firmitol™ to help you complete your look. Turn into a real tarte truebie using the four 'get the looks' included with each palette, exclusively created by True Blood™'s award-winning lead makeup artist Brigitte Ellis.

tarte™ for True Blood™ limited-edition natural cheek stain:
Have you spent eternity in search of an everlasting glow? Meet your MAKER. Inspired by the hit HBO® series True Blood™, this sparkling red cheek stain blends on smooth and lasts from dawn to dusk, and well into the night. A drop is all you need to create a crave-worthy natural luminescence for all skin tones and types. Like all tarte products, this lusty natural stain will do good things to you thanks to natural mineral pigments and fruit extracts.

tarte™ for True Blood™ limited-edition LipSurgence™ natural lip tint:
Experience love at first taste with tarte's LipSurgence™ natural lip tint, inspired by the hit HBO® series True Blood™. It's all flavor and no bite with this mint-infused, iridescent red shade that drenches lips in a luminous, long-lasting tint while tarte's LipSurgence™ technology rehydrates lips by delivering a surge of moisture for a deliciously plumped up appearance. Tune in to the new season of True Blood™, Sundays at 9/8c. Only on HBO® 
Thank you for reading!

Friday, July 8, 2011

NYX slim lip pencils: swatches and review

Hey!

Today I am going to do a post about lip pencils. As you may have noticed I am more into eye makeup and usually just add lipgloss to my lips. But to make my looks more complete I decided to order some lip pencils. I ordered 3 NYX slim lip pencils, because I have never had any bad experience with NYX- their products are quite cheap and good quality.
The ones that I chose were:
peekaboo pink- a neutral lip pencil, "your lips but better" type of color, matte.
pinky- bright darker pink color, matte
dolly pink- cool toned light cotton candy pink, matte
They stay on pretty well and the pigmentation is great too. Also there are 60!! colors to choose from, so I really had some difficulty to choose just 3. :P I paid 9,3$ for them, so one pencil was just 3,1$!
They are quite creamy and glide on easy. I recommend using chapstick or lip balm under these if you plan to wear them for a long time- they stll try a little bit. Just apply the lip balm about 20 minutes before because when you don't wait, lip pencils does not stick to the lips that well.



Do you use lip pencils? Which brands or colors are your favorite?
And if someone has any idea how to take better photos of lips, then please let me know- I am not pleased with my pictures.
Thank you for reading!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

A-Z on me TAG!


Hey!

Just wanted to share this nice TAG with you. :) 


A. Age: 23
B. Bed size: Double. (160cm wide is enough)
C. Chore you hate: Dishwashing, uhh so bad for the nails and hands. 
D. Day: Saturday - yay for long sleeping and good day for a night out too. 
E. Essential start to your day: boyfriend has to have good mood :P because if he has bad mood, it´s kind of catchy. 
F. Favourite colour: Turqoise, for eye makeup- purple.
G. Gold or Silver: I really don´t prefer either. I guess that IT IS nicer to wear only one at a time- unfortunately I don´t have any SPECIAL rings yet. :P lol. Then I might say gold ;)
H. Height: 5′4" - 164 cm - I am a little shorty. (compared to my sister who is 185cm tall :/)
I. Instruments: does stethoscope count. lol. I don´t play any musical instruments unfortunately, but I would love to learn to play guitar. 
J. Job title: Medical student. (4 years done, 2 to go and then 3-5 years more... uhh I study all my life :P ) 
K. Kids: not yet, I want to finish my studies first! 
L. Live: With boyfriend.
M. Mum’s name: I want to keep smth private too ;)
N. Nicknames: I don´t really have any nicknames. :(
O. Overnight hospital stays: None. 
P. Pet peeve: Slow people who can´t decide anything. 
Q. Quote from a movie: ummm.. can´t remember any at the moment. 
R. Right or left handed: Right 
S. Siblings: Sister, T. , 20.
T. Time you wake up: About 6.45 am right now, 10 am on weekends. 
U. Underwear: I prefer cotton and regular cut. C-a-n-t wear strings or thongs etc. 
V. Vegetables you dislike: I hate celery. 
W. What makes you run late: losing smth at the last minute. 
X. X-Rays you’ve had: ankle, hand. 
Y. Yummy food you make: wok foods with chicken, cherry-ricotta cake (recipe here in Estonian: http://elinakokkab.blogspot.com/2008/05/kirsi-ricotta-kook.html)
Z. Zoo: I love tropical house- fish, alligators etc. Kangoroos are awesome. And the kid´s part- hahaa I am not too old to feed grass to goats right? 

I´ll TAG everyone who want to do this TAG! :D