Monday, September 29, 2014

MAC 3D Silver Glitter

One of my favorite products from MAC is definitely the 3D Silver glitter, obviously, it's on my blog's header (which, btw, I'm planning to change). This is a multi-colored glitter in silver base. It's meant to be used on the body, lips, face (like cheeks) and nails. It's not safe for use on the eyes but I use it sometimes, you need to be very careful when using it on your eyes.  To apply it you just have to use a sticky base like a glitter adhesive. I use Mixing Medium Gel by MAC. 3D silver glitter is ideal for party and night out makeup.

I love how it sparkles!

Do you use glitter on your eye makeup?

Grey & Gold French Manicure

I like this combination of grey and gold! It's a very simple french manicure type of look but looks so classy and elegant. I used OPI Skulls and Glossbones and China Glaze 2030. I'll try this color combination on my clothing too! 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Beauty Blender Review

Άργησα πολύ να το δοκιμάσω, πάρα πολύ, αλλά κάλλιο αργά παρά ποτέ. Αναφέρομαι στο υπέροχο Βeauty
Βlender.  Είναι οτι καλύτερο έχω χρησιμοποιήσει μέχρι σήμερα για να απλώνω make up. Δίνει ένα άψογο, άκρως φυσικό και λείο αποτέλεσμα. 

Περίπου έξι μήνες πριν αποφάσισα να δοκιμάσω κι εγώ το Beauty Blender και άρχισα την έρευνα αγοράς, γιατί μόνο οικονομικό δεν είναι! Τελικά βρήκα τη καλύτερη τιμή στο ebay και αγόρασα μια διπλή συσκευασία. έδωσα περίπου 20 ευρώ μαζί με τα μεταφορικά! 10 ευρώ για ενα σφουγγαράκι μακιγιάζ είναι πάρα πολλά μπορεί να μου πείτε και συμφωνώ απόλυτα, αυτός είναι και ο κυριότερος λόγος που τόσο καιρό απέφευγα να το αγοράσω. Τώρα όμως που το δοκίμασα δικαιολογώ την τιμή του. Είναι εξαιρετικό σε αυτό που κάνει και είναι πολύ ανθεκτικό! Δεν είναι 2-3 χρήσεων όπως τα περισσότερα σφουγγαράκια μακιγιάζ. Όπως ανέφερα προηγουμένως το αγόρασα πριν απο 6 μήνες  και από τότε το χρησιμοποιώ συνέχεια και δεν έχει πάθει τίποτα. Ειλικρινά, το προτείνω ανεπιφύλακτα ειδικά αν σας αρέσει το φυσικό και  ανάλαφρο look, είναι καλύτερο και από το Sigma f80 kabuki brush που πριν το beauty blender ήταν για μένα  ότι καλύτερο. Επίσης το beauty blender με βόλεψε πολύ και στην εφαρμογή του κονσίλερ και με τα κοψίματα (contouring-highlighting) που κάνω μερικές φορές. Δένει όλα τα προϊόντα μαζί τόσο φυσικά κάτι το οποίο δεν πετυχαίνω με τα δάχτυλα ή τα πινέλα μακιγιάζ. Απλά άψογο! Έχει κάνει τέτοια επιτυχία ακόμα και οι καλύτεροι makeup artist δεν μπορούν να το αποχωριστούν.

Ας περάσουμε στον τρόπο χρήσης αυτού του αυγοειδούς σχήματος σφουγγαριού. Τo Beauty Blender χρησιμοποιείται νωπό. Πριν τη χρήση το βρέχουμε μέχρι να μεγεθυνθεί και το στραγγίζουμε καλά. Στη συνέχεια απλώνουμε το make up στο πρόσωπο μας με ταμποναριστες κινήσεις με τη βοήθεια του Βeauty Βlender και απολαμβάνουμε το αποτέλεσμα!

Αν θέλετε να το αγοράσετε, εκτός απ΄το ebay που αναφέρω παραπάνω μπορείτε να το βρείτε στο Beautybay, στο Cultbeauty και στο Beautyflash. Στην Ελλάδα απ' όσο ξέρω δεν κυκλοφορεί.

Εσείς τι χρησιμοποιείται?


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

DIY: How to wear a dupatta as a coctail dress. No sew

Hello friends!

Today's post is not about makeup but fashion and particularly clothing. I would say it is a DIY project.

 A couple of months ago, a lovely friend of mine had her henna night. Until the very last day I didn't have any idea about what to wear but fortunately I thought of combining an old dress of mine with a dupatta (a long, multi-purpose scarf that is essential to many South Asian women's suits and matches the woman's garments).  I immediately tried on the dress and began to try different styles of draping the dupatta and in less than 10 minutes I had decided and the dress was ready. I just used a couple of pins to secure the dupatta over the dress and a silver chain belt to finish the look. The dress is a midi bodycon dress from ASOS and the dupatta which is pre-owned is from ebay

 So if you have an old midi dress you want to transform into a new indo-western style dress you will need:

  •  a matching color dupatta
  •  some dressmaking pins
  •  a belt
 It's very simple and no sewing required!

Some tips for the dupatta: The dupatta can be made from many kinds of fabric. It is often heavily embroidered or made with a contrasting border. Linen, cotton, silk and chiffon are all common materials used. In my opinion, choosing a more transparent fabric like a net dupatta will give a better result in matching with the dress than with a less transparent dupatta. 

Here I am with two of my beautiful friends. They look gorgeous!

I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I did and I hope you get inspired to renew your dress. 

Would you try this diy project? Let me know, I would like to see your creations.


Thursday, May 15, 2014

Wedding Bridal Makeup Look

Hello everyone!
This is my bridal makeup trial that I did my own. Fortunately I liked the result alot and decided to do the same look and used the same products and shades for the big day. I also did the same makeup look for the mehndi- henna night the one in the previous post. I 'm easy at choosing :) I hope you like it.

Base: Too Faced Shadow Insurance
E/s: MAC Brule (brow highlight), Quarry and Copperplate (crease contour), Vex (eyelid), Scene and Carbon (outer corner-crease)
Pigment: MAC Pink Opal (inner corner)
Glitter: MAC Reflects Pearl (inner corner- eyelid)
Eyeliner: MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
Mascara: MakeupForever Smoky Lash
Lashes: Ardell 402

MAC Stud Eyebrow pencil

Foundation: MUFE HD 130 and 135 mixed
Concealer: MAC Select Coverup NW25
Highlight-Contour: Coastal Scents Camouflage Palette
Powder: MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium, Benefit Powderflage (under eyes)
Bronzer: Benefit Hoola
Blush: NARS Orgasm

MAC Subculture Lip Pencil
MAC Hollywood Nights l/s mixed with Fleshpot l/s

Friday, February 28, 2014

Mehndi- Henna Night Makeup Look

Hello beauties!

There is only 2 months left until my wedding and I'm so excited and stressed at the same time. I have so many things to do and to think about. One of them is my bridal makeup. I don't know if I did the right thing but I decided to do my own makeup without the help of a professional. I will have to do my bridal makeup three times, for the photography day, for the wedding day and for the henna day. So I need to do many makeup trials before I decide for the final look and this is one of them and its for the mehndi day. I chose to use pinks, peaches and purples for this look because I think they complement my lehenga which is peachy pink in color, but I may do other looks too, using other color combinations.

Let's see what I used for this look

Base: Too Faced Shadow Insurance, MAC Corn shadestick (eyelid) , MAC Red Velvet shadestick (crease), MUFE Aqua Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil 4L (outer corner- crease), Stila Kajal eyeliner Amethyst (outer corner- crease)
E/s: MAC Blanc Type ( Brow Highlight), MAC Post Haste blended with Pen 'N' Pink (crease), Nocturnelle(crease contour), MAC Signed Sealed (outer corner)
Pigment: MAC Vanilla (inner corner), Melon, Pink Bronze, Fuchsia (eyelid), Violet (outter corner)
Eyeliner: MAC Blacktrack fluidline and Urban Decay Blackout e/s over blacktrack.
Mascara: Essence I love etreme volume
Lashes: Red Cherry #415

MUFE Waterproof Eyebrow Corrector #4
MAC Espresso e/s

Foundation: MAC Select SPF15 NW25
Concealer: MAC Select Cover Up NW25
Highlight-Contour: Coastal Scents Camouflage Palette
Powder: MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Medium, Benefit Powderflage (under eyes)
Bronzer: MAC Strada
Blush: MAC Mocha

MAC Magenta Lip Pencil
MAC Gladiola and Candy Yum Yum lipsticks


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