Sunday, October 30, 2011

NOTD feat China glaze Westside warrior & Tarnished gold

Hey!

I always start: here is just a quick review... so this post is no exception. Today I am showing you China Glaze westside warrior from Fall 2011 Metro collection and tarnsihed gold from china glaze metal crackles collection. Both of these I bought from Estonian Beauty Trade Show for 4,5€ a piece (beautypro sells them ;))
First of all:
Westside warrior is REALLY pigmented nail polish, on the NOTD photo I have 2 coats- second one was just to even out some patches, but if your application skills are better than mine, one will be enough! Formula is quite wet and I tend to get too much of product on my brush. Color is pretty unique and defenitely suitable for autumn months. Reminds me of military and paintball. Staying power is good, on third day I have few minor chips and a little bit of tip wear.
Tarnished gold is really pretty metallic crackle. Cracking was quick and it has stayed nicely on my nails, tough I did not add top coat over it. I used top coat over the base layer to make it dry more quickly, because you CAN'T ever add crackle polish over a little bit of wet base color- that equals failure. 

Westside warrior on the left and Tarnished gold on the right. I did not add nail wheel swatches, because tarnished gold did not crack on plastic, but it cracks perfectly on natural nail. 

I combined cute gold bows with very strong manly green. Can't stop staring at my fingers. :D 
Photo is taken in daylight, without flash. 
Here are all the products that I used: 
Basecoat: Nail Envy by OPI
Base colour: Westside warrior by China Glaze
Bow color for stamping: 2030 by China Glaze
Crackle effect on thumb and ring finger: Tarnished Gold by China Glaze
Top coat: Poshe top coat (it dries polish as quickly as seche vite and has not become too thick to use yet, at that stage seche was unusable!)

Image plate that I used: middle bows - bigger bow for my 2nd and 3rd fingernail and smaller bow for my pinky. 

Thank you for reading and let me know what you think about this nail design!



Saturday, October 29, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Bellapierre mineral foundation review

Hey!

So today I am going to review Bellapierre mineral foundation in Ivory. I bought it from Beauty Trade show in Estonia a few weeks ago. Since it is so easy to apply and finsih is quite natural I have actually worn it 6-7 times, so I can tell you honestly how it acts on my skin and what are pros and cons of this product. 
You are supposed to be able to use it as a concealer, foundation, finishing powder, setting veil and sun protection. 

First to start off, here is the text from their website ( I always add company´s information, since it is easier for me to comment than to write everything from top of my head).

Conventional foundation is made with 90% fillers and 10% color pigment. Fillers such as talc, oil, preservatives, dye and fragrances are the number one cause for break outs and skin irritations. Mineral foundation avoids the use of Talc, a common product used in conventional foundation which has been shown to be a carcinogenic. Mineral Foundation is made with all natural ingredients such as Mica, Zinc Oxides, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide. These are minerals all mined from the earth and they go through a process. They are coated and treated and then micronized to get the different colors. Unlike conventional cosmetics, mineral powders provide natural skincare by allowing your skin to breath, not locking in toxins and waste. 

• Contains no talc, oils, additives, fillers, FD&C dyes or synthetic preservative
 • Recommended by Dermatologists
 • Non-comedogenic and oil free, will not clog pores
 • Anti-inflammatory properties
 • Anti-oxidant properties * UVB and UVA protection (SPF15)
 • Complete coverage for all skin types (acne, rosacea and eczema)
 • Youthful appearance: diminishes the appearance of lines and wrinkles, has a natural and effective sun block, rated very water-resistant.



My opinion:
My skin type is normal to dry, so I must use moisturizer under this powder. 
I can´t say anything bad about ingredients, it has not clogged my pores or caused allergic reaction. 
Coverage is defenitely not full, you can see it in action on the picture below- it does cover redness, but it won´t hide breakouts completely. So medium coverage it is - I tried to build it up to full, but did not succeed.
Since the finish is quite luminous, it does give you a healthy glow, but at the same time this glow and shine may bring out wrinkles and lines, so I can´t agree to that claim. Also, after wearing mineral foundation for whole day it started to collect in lines around my mouth and under eye area. 
As I said before it is really easy to apply- I use my ELF studio face kabuki for this job. Defenitely it is natural finish foundation - no mask effect, I can assure you. 

For my student budget this foundation is pretty expensive, I got it for 34€ (64.99$ here), but this was trade show price. Regular price in Estonia is 38€. 
Bellapierre girls promised that it will last me a whole year, but I doubt it - 3-4 months is more probable

My tone is Ivory (Light): light skin tone that is neutral to golden undertone. This tone looks nice overall, but when I apply it thicker it turns out too yellow.
Honestly, I have not tested out the water- resistence, but it did not melt down my face when I walked through the rain. 
Package: using this product can be quite messy, mine has the old package - just regular screw on gap no twist-and-lock sifter. 
Smell: I really wanted to point this out that this foundation has metallic scent, which I sense especially well on rainy days. But it is not too strong and it fades troughout the day so nothing disturbing. 

 No photoshop, everything is just the way it was - I don´t have nice skin after all, when you look at it closely. Redness, breakouts, large pores, hyperpigmentation - I have it all!

Completed look: I used ELF mineral blush in Coral + ELF studio blush&bronzer duo(bronzer part for countouring). a little bit of mascara and ELF Lucious Liquid lipcolor in Strawberry. Sorry for the sleepy eyes :D Shiny hair thanks to The body shop Rainforest moisture shampoo and conditioner. ;)


So overall I like this product, but it is too expensive to love it completely. I quess that there are other great mineral foundations out there- yep, cheaper ones! If I have to give points then I would give 4 out of 5. I will defenitely use this jar up, but since I own a beauty blog I am supposed to try other foundations too. :) 

Have you ever heard of Bellapierre? Have you tried any of their products? 

Thank you for reading!

In Estonian:
Kiire ülevaade Bellapierre mineraalsest jumestuspuudrist. Ostsin selle mõned nädalad tagasi messilt Ilusõnum. Maksis ta 34€, tavahind peaks veel 4€ kallim olema. Kuna teda on ülimugav ja lihtne peale kanda ning tulemus jääb loomulik, olen seda juba nii mõnedki korrad kasutanud. Sellist looki nagu näete nö completed look´il olen kandnud ka paaril päeval koolis - kiire, kuid samas muudab näo värskes ja säravaks. 
Mida lubatakse ametlikul kodulehel: http://www.bellapierre.com/shop/mineral-foundation.html
Tegemist on keskmise katvusega mineraalmeigiga, kuigi lubatakse täielikku katvust. Täiesti võimalik ka, et mu pealekandmise tehnika vajab lihtsalt veel harjutamist. Kandes antud puudrit punnikestele väiksema pintsliga jääb ta aga liiga kollane - kuna eelistan ühtlast nahatooni, siis jätan punnid pigem läbikumama kui olen kollaselaiguline.
Lõpptulemuselt on pigem läikiv ja pika päeva peale kipub suuümbruses ja silmaalustes voldikestesse kogunema. 
Minu tooniks on Ivory, mis on heleduselt 2.toon - mõeldud on ta heledanahalistele neutraalse või kuldse alatooniga naistele (või miks mitte ka meestele, meil on ju sooline võrdõiguslikkus ;) ). Mida lubati veel- aastaringselt võib kasutada sama tooni, kuna pidi nahaga nii hästi kokku sulama - julgen kahelda, et ka südatalvel antud toon mu jaoks liiga kollane pole. 
Ilusa jutu järgi kodulehelt on tegemist viis ühes tootega: peitja, jumetuse alus(foundationit ei tahaks siinkohal ju jumestuskreemiks tõlkida, ei leidnud paremat sõna), puuder lõppviimistluseks, jumestuse kinnitaja ning päikesekaitse. 
Usun, et viimasena ta toimib hästi - koostises on nimelt titaaniumdioksiid, mis on naturaalne päikesekaitse: füüsiline tõke tänu suurele peegeldusvõimele. (uhh, nii põnev oleks mõnes postituses kõik koostisosad üksikult läbi käia :D) Päikesekaitsena toimib ka tsinkoksiid.
Lubatud on, et toodet paks jätkuma kuni aastaks, kuid isegi mu 3-4x nädalas kasutamise korral vast jätkub teda pigem 3-4 kuuks. 
Üks punkt, mille pean oluliseks veel välja tuua, on lõhn. Nimelt lõhnab see puuder metalselt, no umbes nagu rooste - eks see tuleneb metallioksiidide sisaldusest. Lõhna on rohkem tunda õues, vihmasel päeval ning päeva jooksul ta kindlasti nõrgeneb ja ei ole midagi ülihäirivat. 
Pakend on veidi räpakas - ikka kipub natuke puudrit pealekandmisel maha või lauale minema ning seetõttu ootan väga, et ka Eestisse jõuaks müügile Twist-and-lock sifter´iga pakendid.
Pealekandmiseks kasutan ma ELF Studio Face Kabuki pintslit. Enne pealekandmist pesen ja niisutan näo. Niisutamine on oluline, kuna sügistalvisel perioodil on mu näonahk pigem kuiv. Kuidagi loogiline samm tundub olevat nahale niiskuse tagamine, et puuder paremini peale jääks. 
Kokkuvõttes on iseenesest tegemist ju hea mineraalmeigiga, kindlasti hea kvaliteet jne, aga uuesti mu käsi seda, MINU jaoks kalli hinna tõttu, aga ostma ei kipu. Kindlasti küsin järgmise toote ostmisel nõu Liis K´lt- tema on juba päris mitu aastat tegelenud mineraalmeigi katsetamisega iseenda peal. :) 
Olete te ise bellapierreiga kokku puutunud? Mida üldiselt arvate mineraalmeigist? 
Seekord sai pikem ja põhjalikum postitus, kuid loodan, et saite siit natuke uut infot ja polnud väga igav lugemine. 

Kõike head ja kena sügise jätku - kuigi ilmad on juba porised, on siiski ka päikset näha - võtke sellest väljas jalutamisega viimast!





Thursday, October 20, 2011

ORLY Luxe review & swatches

Hey!
Just a quick review showing you very pretty nail polish called Luxe from ORLY. This was released in spring 2010 with Foil FX collection. 
So here it goes:
- really pigmented: needed 2 coats for total opacity, if you don´t mind a little bit of uneveness, then you can get away with just one coat. (uneveness comes from the fact that this polish is really made up of small metallic glitter particles)
- nice gold color:  just perfect gold - not too warm. I think that it can work for many skintones. 
- is it like minx nails?  no, I don´t think that it really is like minx nails, altough from far it may fool someone, but minx is even more foil like and reflective. 
- formula: did not have any problems with that, just perfect. Some have said that it runs on the thin side.
- ingredients: like most of today´s nailpolishes ORLY is 3-free. yay, thumbs up for that!
staying power:  start chipping on my nails on the 3rd day, but since it is so reflective the flaws are not so noticeable.
- bottle: nice size 15 ml/0.6 fl oz. Love the rubberized cap- easy to open.
- dupes: I did my reasearch and found out that good dupes are:
1. China Glaze Midnight Kiss from 2010 holiday collection
2. Jessica Palladium
- This polish has been marked as best beauty product by Estonian Cosmopolitan magazine. 
- where I got it?  I bought it from Estonias biggest and in my opinion only Beauty trade show 2 weeks ago from Diariss. I have heard that ORLY is sold in Stockmann too. Price is around 8-9€ I think, but I really don´t know regular price, trade show price was 6,5€.   
 3 coats, in direct sunlight. (I added one coat, because I took this picture on the 3rd day of wearing this)

A few hours after application. I forgot to take the close up pictures. 
I know that I will get questions about my lip color and so I will write the products I used here: NYX dolly pink lip pencil + NYX lip color from nude on nude palette (the 9 color version). I topped it off with ELF liquid lucious lip color in perfect pink, because NYX lipcolor alone seemed to be quite dry so it showed the cracks and dryness on my lips that I was not there before. 
Fingers- birth defect(vascular malformation) not a burn, I am not ashemed of it, because most people don´t even see it :) I have posted many nail of the days and if you look really closely you can see it there too. 


Conclusion:  I defenitely LOVE this polish and don´t regret buying it :)

What do you think of this polish? Do you like the foil effect? 

Thank you for reading!


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

StellaStory tag

Hey!
This post is going to be in Estonian so if you really really want to read it you can use google translate, but this is just another Tag post. Tag is a bunch of questions you have to answer if someone chooses your name to do so. 

This Tag is not really beauty related, but I decided to answer these questions, because I was tagged by lovely Kätlin from http://k2tlinvaarend.weebly.com
The author of this TAG is Stella from http://stellastory.wordpress.com/. I don't know her personally. 
So let's get started.

1. Kas eelistad teatrit või kino? Miks? 
Kui peaks just valima, siis eelistaksin teatrit - tundub kuidagi erilisem ja kindlasti on kogemus isiklikum kui kinos. Iga etendus on ju natuke erinev, ükskõik kui sisseharjutatud ka osad ei oleks. Kino on aga nö massitarbekaup ja eelistan filme pigem kodus vaadata- ei ole mingit ajalist piirangut ja tuleb ka kindlasti soodsam. 

2.Kui oleks valida, kas investeerid oma raha hea artisti kontserdi külastusse või mõnele tarbeesemele, siis mida sa teeksid ? Kuna hetkel elan tagasihoidlikku tudengielu ja pole eriline pidutseja ning ei naudi tõuklevaid-higiseid inimesi, siis praegu langeb kaalukauss tarbeeseme kasuks. Hetkel tahaks väga köögikombaini - mulle meeldib väga süüa teha, eriti kooke küpsetada ja tunnen, et sooviksin oma oskustega kauss-lusikas faasist edasi liikuda. Kuigi rahulikuma ja intiimsema õhkkonnaga kontserdi vastu ei oleks mul ka tõesti midagi. :) Vahel võib ju kontserdil ka käia ;)
3.Meelejäävaim kontsert, mida oled oma silmaga näinud?
Kuna ma ei ole väga suur kontsertitel käia, siis tooksin siinkohal ära Lenny Kravitzi esinemise aastast u 2008 (vabandust, täpselt ei mäleta). Käisin seal isa ja noorema õega. Lenny oskas publiku väga hästi nö käima tõmmata ning isegi mu inglise keelt praktiliselt mitte oskav isa röökis laule täiest kõrist kaasa. Teine koht, kus alati päris head esinejad on, on Õllesummer, eriti meeldis mulle eelmine suvi st 2010a, sest ... . Tänu elu24 loosile on mul kodus praegu Scissor Sistersi autogrammidega plaat - plaadi ostsin ise, aga kokkusaamise võitsin elu24'st (kahjuks kestis see u 5-10 min ja pilte sellest ei saanud ma kunagi, sest kohal olnud eestlasest naisfotograaf eiras sujuvalt mu kirju). No igatahes oli vahva tunne oli ainuke nö tavainimene ülejäänud seltskonnastaaride seas, kes kahjuks staaritsesid seal ise rohkem ning päris artistidele tähelepanu väga ei pööranud. Eks nende jaoks ole sellised kohtumised igapäevased, kuid minu kui tavainimese jaoks jääb see hetk alatiseks meelde. :) 
4.Film või sari, mis tõstab alati su tuju?
Kõigepealt, see küsimus on nagu naelapea pihta - olen nimelt suur sarjade fänn. Nö head näited feel good sarjadest on minu jaoks: Ugly Betty,  Drop dead diva- sellised veidi ninnunännud. Väga meeldivad ka How I met your mother, Glee, That 70's show, The big bang theory jne. Kuna ma filme mitu korda ei vaata, lihtsalt ei suuda, sest mulle jäävad nad meelde ja siis on igav ju, siis ei saa siinkohal ühtegi kinoteost välja tuua. 
5.Raamat, mida praegu loed?
Viimasel ajal olen rohkem lugema hakanud, thank's to kindle. (see on e-lugeja kui keegi veel ikka ei tea misasi see on). Viimasena läbi loetud sai young adult triloogia Susan Collinsilt "The hunger games". 5 päevaga sai läbi 3 raamatut, mis originaalis on u 375 lk tükk. Kerge ja põnev lugemine, kuid kirjandusklassikaga kindlasti tegemist ei ole. Hetkel on käsil V.C Andrewsi "Flowers in the attic". Tahaksin rohkem ka eestikeelseid raamatuid lugeda, kuid praegusel hetkel piirdub see Psühhiaatriaõpikuga. 
6.Viimane film, mida sa vaatasid ?
Warrior 
7. Kui palju järgid hooaja trende?
Aus vastus oleks vist, et väga vähe, sellepärast ei leia te ka mu blogist ühtegi outfit of the day stiilis postitust. Eelistan pigem mugavat ja tagasihoidlikumat riietust - teksad, t-särk, kampsun.
8. Hobi, millega oled pikemat aega tegelenud?

Oma muutliku meele tõttu ei ole ühegi asjaga väga pikalt tegelenud. Lapsepõlvest kuni gümnaasiumi 11.klassini tegelesin laulmisega. Fotograafia on ka huvi pakkunud paar aastat. 
9. Jook mis kuulub alati ühe mõnusa õhtu juurde?
Ma ei ole ühelegi joogile eristaatust omastanud.. veini ma ei joo, kohvi ka mitte, tee on mu jaoks hommikujook. 
10.Kas naerad tihti?
Piisavalt, ma arvan. Mingi eriline lõkerdaja ma pole, aga kui on hea seltskond ja sobivad naljad, siis miks mitte. 
12.Kui saaksid valida ajastu, milles elada, siis millise sa valiksid ja miks?
70-ndad: vaba ellusuhtumine, rock'n'roll
50-ndad: väga väga meeldib selle ajastu riietumisstiil. Vaadake tänapäevaseid võimalusi nt http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/  - lihtsalt niiiii hea blogi, alati naudin tema kleidipilte. Usun, et minu kasvu ja figuuriga sobiks taolised kleidid hästi :) Väga naiselikud!

13. Millist telesaadet jälgid regulaarselt?
Üldiselt ei vaata telekat, nii et pole ka ühtegi saadet, mida erilise huviga jälgiksin. 
14.Kas sa eelistaksid valiksid kultuurireisi või puhkusreisi? 
Kindlasti eelistaksin kultuurireisi, kuid kui reisiks, siis tahaks pikemalt kohapeal olla kui tavaline turismifirma pakub. Siiani olen reisinud soojema kliimaga riikidesse ainult seoses noortevahetustega, nt Türki - kuna giid/vastuvõtja oli kohalik, siis kindlasti nägime nö päriselu väga lähedalt. 
15. Milline kliima oleks sinu jaoks ideaalne?
Kui Eesti talv oleks veidikene soojem ja lumevaesem, oleks siin ju päris hea elada. :)

Usun, et päris paljud on selle küsimuste jada juba ise üles leidnud, nii et kedagi ma kulliks lööma ei hakka :) Loodan, et saite veidi rohkem minu kohta teada ja aitäh Stellale selle TAGi koostamise eest. Minuni jõudsid need küsimused kauni Kätlini kaudu, vaadake tema vastuseid siit: http://k2tlinvaarend.weebly.com/


Nagu alati suur tänu tähelepanu ja lugemise eest! :) 

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Giveaway: Sigma Cleansing & Polishing Tool! by beautyandeverythingelse

Hey!

I just wanted to share one giveaway taht I found with you, my dear readers. It is open internationally, otherwise I would not be able to enter, would I.
You can enter this one by clicking here: http://beautyandeverythingelse.com/2011/09/giveaway-sigma-cleansing-polishing-tool/
And here is a picture of the prize, in case someone does not know what sigma cleansing and polishing tool is:


THE GIVEAWAY ENDS ON 29th NOVEMBER 2011


Thank you for reading!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Top 10 halloween looks

Hey!

I just wanted to share some halloween looks by youtube beauty gurus, which I especially like. There will be 10, because I like the variety, altough they wont be in any special order. Uhh I love the creepy ones, IF I am ever going to learn professional makeup, then I really really want to learn special effects too. Just regular makeup might be too boring for me. Plus, knowing different tehniques really helps to get some jobs in Estonia. Yep, small country has it's minuses - you have to be really really good to get anywhere.

In Estonian: Jagan teiega 10t üliägedat halloweeni looki. Nii kahju, et Eestis selle tähistamine väga levinud ei ole. Miks mulle need rõvedad asjad meeldivad, ei tea, aga tean, et KUI ma kunagi peaks jumestamist õppima, siis kindlasti õpiks eriefekte ka tegema! Nii põnev ala! Nö tavajumestaja töö jääks minu jaoks arvatavasti lahjaks- kaksik, nagu ma olen, pidevalt otsin vaheldust. :D Nad ei ole tegelikult paremusjärjestuses, lihtsalt selles järjekorras, nagu meelde tulid. :) 

1. Goldiestarling: Evil doll look



2. Klaire de Lys art: zombie hag look



3. Goldiestarling: rotting Pam from True blood



4.Sokolum79: Evil clown look
Cute cat- scream- evil clown: I have warned you!
"Obviously, if you want to look cute at the club, this is defenitely not the look for you!"



5. Queenbeeuty: pixie makeup & costume
"The costume took me about 20ish hours to make, but I think that it is defenitely worth it, because it is one of a kind and really cute and pixie looking." Could not agree more with her. Makeup and hair part is pretty simple and I love how unique her costume is!



6.Nic from pixiwoo: Corpse bride tutorial
I have not seen Corpse bride, but after watching this tutorial I really want to see it!



7. EbruZa: Jigsaw Billy
This on is in Deutch, but since she talks only in the beginning of this video, then I think that ti is okay to watch.



8. Petrilude: leopard mask tutorial
Step up from your regular kitty costume ;)



9. Jessica Harlow: Jessica Rabbit look
 This look screams sexy at your face! :)



10.Jessica Harlow: Sexy vampire
Another tutorial inspired by true blood series, yeah.


Hope you liked this selection, thank you for reading as always! I think I covered most of the classic halloween looks :)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

NOTD: Models own silver smash up

Hey!
Just a quick post showing you Models own silver smash up in action. The base color is Secret Peri-wink-le from China Glaze. I made it all matte with China Glaze matte top coat.


Sorry I have not cleaned up yet around my nails, but you still get the idea :D I did not want to make everything silver, so I painted 3 of them kind of slanted french manicure way.

Thank you for reading!

In Estonian:
Üks kiire postitus näitamaks, kuidas Models owni pragunev lakk küüntel võiks välja näha. Nii matt ta muidu ei olnud, kasutasin china glaze´i matistavat lakki pealislakina. Lilla toon on china glaze´i kevad 2010 kollektsioonist pärit Secret peri-wink-le. Huvitavama lõpptulemuse saamiseks kasutasin smash up lakki kahel küünel kogu küüne ulatuses ja kolme puhul vildakat prantsuse maniküüri stiili (ei oska paremini tõlkida).
Vabandan, et küüneservad on puhastamata veel, üritan pildi kohe pärast maniküüri valmimist teha, sest muidu võib see üldse meelest minna. 



Kõike head, Liis

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Beauty word 2011

 Hey!

Just a quick post showing you this year's Estonian biggest beauty related trade show in Tallinn on 8th October. Last year they had over 16 000 visitors, I think this year's number is even bigger. All the photos are taken by me, using my old and huge Canon S2 camera. I wanted to bring the fair to my readers in more detail, but yeah, I need better camera for that.
What they say about it:
15th International Trade Fair of Cosmetics, Hairdressing, Fitness, Fashion and BijouteriMAIN TOPICS
• skin care products
• decorative cosmetics
• perfumery
• hair care products
• cosmetology and plastic surgery
• style analyses
• lingerie
• jewellery and fashion accessories
• equipment for beauty salons
• solariums
• optics
• education
• publishing
• wellness-products


 Main entrance  at 1 p.m.
Stair that takes to main entrance. On the posters:
1. almost 700 brands
2. over 200 companies
ant other stuff that is not so important, no actual facts that needs to be translated.

Main hall was very crowded at 3 p.m.
 
Second hall: jewelry, clothes, acessories. etc random stuff :D
 Winners of Juniors makeup competition - third place on the left, second place in the middle and first place in the right. As you can tell, young women in pink dress is pregnant and she was pretty emotinal about second place- tears of joy - I thought that it was so cute :)

Next pictures are from a small exhibition about Estonian hair tools history. Curator is Kätlin Leokin who have reasearched beauty history for 6 years. She gave me her card too with her blog adress, but I am so sorry to say that I lost it.  I really wanted to share her blog with you all. I found it: http://juuksemaagia.tumblr.com/ But I must warn you - it is in Estonian. 

This is not some kind of torture device - it was used in 1940s to get curls in hair, they used electricity to achieve ideal curls. The amount depended on your hair structure.
These are hair dryers for salons, the designer was Eduard Hansum. Machine on the right side was his first step to our known hair dryer.
Hair dryer for home usage and some products from Soviet times. 
 Dinair airbrush system is now in Estonia. They offered makeup & hair tattoos for 5€.
 View from Pirita road to city centre. I spent 4,5 hours there, walking around alone. :D But I did not mind- my confidence had grown so much that I find speaking to strangers enjoyable. :D I bugged Grete two times when walking around, hope she did not mind. :) She did some nice makeups in cocos booth. 
 And here is my small haul from beauty word.
1. Joico k-pak deep intense hydrator - 12€ Nice hydrating hair mask for winter months. I have tried it before and I truly love it. :) Bottle is quite big - 250ml.
2. ORLY nail polish in LUXE - 6,5 €  (If you want ORLY polishes in Estonia, then Diariss OÜ sells them) I really wanted to buy ORLY Fowl play too, but even the mini version was sold out.. so sad.
3. China glaze nail polish in nude 4,5€ (china glaze and tweezerman + theBalm & BYS are sold by Beauty pro in Estonia) Regular price for nail polishes is 5,43€.
4. China glaze nail polish in concerete catwalk 4,5€ (metro collection)
5. China glaze nail polish in  westside warrior 4,5€(metro collection)
6. Tweezerman mini tweezers - 5€ - there was not really big color choice so I picked up them in pink.
7. Bellapierre mineral powder foundation in tone number 2 Ivory. 34€ (regular price is 38€), sooo expensive for my student wallet, but when I let them to my makeup with it I was turned and had to buy it. Natural ingredients for natural and flawless finish. :) I would say that this products has medium covarage. I hope that since i don't wear makeup every day I can have the same powder for 2 years. :D

Yes, I am quilty, I bought too many nail polishes AGAIN. But I could not resist.
I thought about buying trendsetter also, I loved the swatch pictures, but when I saw it on the nail wheel and tried to match it with my skin it looked plain ugly. Yep, I have to agree with other bloggers that you eiter love or hate this color.

Thank you for reading!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Autumn leaves makeup look

Hey!
I have not posted makeup looks for a while now, but here is one. I haven't done anything to my hair, just found a red wig in the closet and cedided it would be fun to wear it for these pictures. :D
Sorry if the lighting or colors are off, I am not satisfied with them, but it was late night.
This look goes well with this season's trends: stornger eyebrows, red/berry lips and metallic smokey eyes. 


I hope that you are more pleased with my blending skills with this look, because I sure am. :D But I was not pleased with how my eyeliner turned out - still after all this practice I can't do it nicely.

As you can tell I was really bored and played around with my 120 colors palette.
Here are the colors I used for this look, I used ELF mineral eyeshadow primer underneath. I used my fake MAC Teddy eye kohl under the lower lashline, about 1/3 in. 
Highlight- left one I used on my browbone and the one on the right is in my inner corner. 
Whar else did I use:
Face: Bourjios healthy mix serum in 53, loreal true match foundation in c1. Yep, too light, I know - my neck and decolletage are more yellow and darker than my face. (hah, I am beginning to think that maybe I have warm undertones after all).
ELF warm bronzer all over the cheeks and temples. For contouring I used ELF blush&bronzer duo - only the bronzer part. As a blush I used ELF Natural Radiance blusher in Shy.
On the cheekbones I decided to try out ELF shimmering facial whip in Lilac Petal. It has been compared to Benefit High beam, don't know, because I have not tried any benefit products.
And to finish it I applied very thin layer of ELF HD powder on my T-zone.
Mascara was loreal voluminous in carbon black and liner is Loreal lineur intense.

Lips: looked darker in real life. I used some random red lipliner and ELF Lucious Liquid Lipstick in Ruby slipper.

Eyebrows: NYX nude on nude palette (middle color in the upper row) + ELF wet gloss lash and clear brow mascara.

Hope you like this look, colors really remind me of autumn. (orangey-reddish-brown).

Thank y ou for reading!
Liz


Monday, October 3, 2011

TKB Pigment samples swatches

Hey!
About 2 weeks ago (khmm more like 2 months now, because I was too lazy to put labels on the swatches) I purchased ELF studio 11 piece brush set from LiisK. You can check out her nice blog here: http://mmumaailm.blogspot.com/ With the brush set, came a little surprise 10 pigment samples: 8 eyeshadows and 2 blushes. Again thank you very much for this gift! This is my second encounter with mineral eyeshadows - first meeting was with ELF mineral eyeshadows in Trendy, Socialite and Royal. I like them, but do not love using loose pigments. I guess I should practice more, but it is easier and more convenient to turn to my palettes when doing my makeup.

Here is just small swatch-o-rama of them:


Thank you for reading!