Showing posts with label beauty. Show all posts
Showing posts with label beauty. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

HOLIDAY MAKEUP ♡

Happy New Year everyone! Can you believe it's finally 2017? I am so glad that we are moving on from the year that must not be named ;) I had the most amazing time on nye and I really hope you did too. Being genuinely happy around my friends and family is something so precious and empowering and it really gave me hope for the future. May the new year bring happiness, health, love and success to us all! I wish all the best for you and your loved ones ♥
I don't know about you, but makeup always makes me happy. Thus, one of the things that put a smile on my face this holiday season, were all the press samples I received. Aromca was kind enough to send me a bunch of makeup and I can't thank them enough!
I mostly got lip products. A gorgeous waterproof lipliner from Artdeco in the shade "10", a lovely deep red shade(1st swatch). I also got a matte red lipstick (Perfect Mat 116 Poppy Red) from the same brand (3rd swatch) and a creamy one from Erre Due (Full Color Lipstick No.420 Criminal Red) in a similar shade (2nd swatch). Both of them have orange undertones-which are not my favorite-but they are very pretty. The only downside to the E.D. lipstick is that is bleeds and gets on my teeth. Like, a lot :/ So I guess I either need a lip primer or a lipliner underneath. 
The third lipstick that I got was also from Erre Due (4th swatch) in the shade 587. It's a gorgeous matte vine shade that is right up my alley. It vanished when I ate, but stayed put all night when I was drinking on NYE ;)
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I'm really excited about the highlighter that I got too. It's in the shade Cinderella Pink-My Precious Glow (5th swatch) and it's a lovely pinky-white shade. It offers more of a subtle glow, but it gets better if you spray it with some Fix Plus. It has a gorgeous floral design and it smells like a delicious cupcake♥ #yum
Other than that, I got the Velvet Touch Lengthening Mascara from Artdeco and a brow pencil from Erre Due. I haven't tried either of them because I already have some mascaras in my rotation and I didn't want this one to dry out and I also gave the brow pencil to my mum as a gift, since I don't need to fill in my eyebrows.
All in all, I am beyond excited with all the makeup that was send to me and I can't wait to play more with it!
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[the first video shows the highlighter, the second one my nye look featuring the vine lip from Erre Due-so does the pic of me smiling, and the other picture shows me wearing the red lipliner and lipstick from Artdeco]

What do you guys think of these products? What makeup look did you opt for on NYE? Let me know in the comments below ♥

Thursday, November 3, 2016

ERRE DUE FW16 ♡


Have a nice month month everyone! How are you all this lovely day? Personally, I'm soaking up the sun and relaxing. And working. I never really stop working but, at least, I love my job. And I also love getting press samples as part of it.
I was so excited when I received a couple of things from Erre Due 's fall collection. They always come up with such great products and I'm so happy with the things I got. As for the ones I didn't, I definitely have my eye on those new liquid lipsticks. Shocking, I know XD
The first thing that I got, is an eyeshadow trio (No 601). It's baked and the color selection is beautiful. All three are very pigmented and easy to work with. There is a reflective, almost duochrome pink, a metallic brown and a rich dark blue-brown. The only downside is that they are technically all "one", and I hate it when different colors mix together.
The second one is a contour stick (No 311-Dark). Very creamy and easy to apply. I love that it comes with a round blending brush on the other end. But, it's too dark for me this time of the year, so I'll have to wait a while to test it out.
Then I got brow products. A brow cream (62 Medium Brown) that came with a tiny little brush and a brow mascara (52 Medium Ash). Both products were very easy to use and it takes no time for an effortlessly full and put together result. You can use them separately or together
I don't use them, because I already have pretty full and dark brows, so I gave them to my mum and she really enjoys them. 
Lastly, I got two brushes. One for contouring/blush (PW/03) and one regular eyeshadow brush (ES/02). I'm going to be honest. They are not as soft as my Real Techniques brushes. They are natural and not synthetic, they really pick up product and apply it nicely and they are easy to clean (although they are not clean in the pic :P).
All in all, I am very happy with all the products and I look forward to reviewing more in the future. You can check out everything mentioned here, plus their full collection on erredue.gr
What do you guys think? Have you tried any Erre Due products before? Let me know in the comments below♥

Thursday, October 27, 2016

MAKEUP & LINGERIE ft. ADORE ME

Hello my loves! I missed you! Can you believe it's almost November? It honestly feels like summer was yesterday. Colder weather means that we get to wear our favorite pieces again and, of course shop for new ones^_^
Pairing your makeup with your clothes is so important in order to have a cohesive look but, what about lingerie? Maybe you don't have to worry about it when you're single (I mean that is completely up to you). But, when your s.o. is also taking a look, matching your makeup to your lingerie is the perfect finishing touch. 
That is why I teamed up-once again-with Adore Me, to share with you our favorite beauty trends for fall and how we like to pair them with our undies. I won't lie to you, being "curvy" myself, bras and panties are my guilty pleasure and I have a full drawer devoted to them. And I want more XD
My biggest obsession when it comes to beauty, this fall, is cranberry. I love deep red tones sooo much and I like how they look amazing from your lips to your eyes to your fingertips. Plus, I feel that they really make my green eyes pop. Like I said, obsessed! 
Luckily for me, happens to be the sexiest color. And it's also perfect for the holiday season. But I don't really love the in-your-face-vibrant-red. I like bordeaux and vine so much more. Thus, I would pair my red makeup with deep red lingerie, or classic black ones with red accents.
Some of my faves are:















Check out more amazing lingerie at www.adoreme.com and take a look at the pairings they love!

What do you guys think? What is your favorite lingerie set? Let me know in the comments below♥

Monday, June 6, 2016

VIDEO: MAKEUP HAUL♡

Hello loves! How was your weekend? I still have 3 more weeks until the end of my finals and I'm slowly dying XD This is why I haven't been so active lately. Plus, I really wanted to film and edit this video, which is a lot of work. But it was totally worth it! 
You guys know that I am absolutely obsessed with watching Youtube videos and, since I am so bubbly myself, I also love making my own.
This video is a collective makeup haul. Basically a bunch of makeup items that I bought lately. Some were birthday presents (♥) and also a big portion of this stuff was sent to me.
 So, I want to say a HUGE thank you to the girls from Aromca for sending me the most adorable stuff! I couldn't be more thankful since I am actually using all of them on a daily basis! You can find out everything about Erre Due makeup on their website erredue.gr  They really have amazing products!
What do you guys think about the products I hauled? Have you tried any? Let me know in the comments below! 
And don't forget to subscribe to my Youtube channel

Monday, March 28, 2016

SPRING FESTIVAL MAKEUP TUTORIAL♡


Hello my darlings! Is your Monday going great? Ha-ha dumb question, I know. Well, maybe this post will spice it up a little bit. I decided to take a tiny break from my mini series, since I posted this brand new video.
I'm uploading once a month now...I'm slowly getting there. Anyway, Coachella(aka my dream festival) is right around the corner and, even though I'm not going, I'm excited. Thus, I created this makeup look. I think it's great for any spring-bohemian festival and I believe that it compliments that extra trendy 70's vibe. 
Well, I think it's bohemian, my dad thinks it's middle eastern...who knows XD Nonetheless, I really dig it and Ι like the way it looks on me. Plus, I had so much fun filming it^_^
What do you guys think? Do you like my look? Let me know in the comments below♥

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

FEBRUARY FAVORITES♥

Have a nice month everyone! Am I on a video strike lately or what? You guys know that I've always loved creating videos but I never had the time to really get into it. I just hope that I will be able to continue doing this because it is so fun!
This video is all about my beauty favorites for the past month. To be honest, I also filmed a couple of random favorites but the footage didn't make the cut because I didn't want the video to be a billion minutes long. I tried to keep it as short as I could and I narrowed it down to my absolute faves, aka the products that I've been using non-stop during February.
I hope you guys enjoy this video of me making a fool of myself! What are your favorites? What other videos would you like to see in the future? 
Let me know in the comment section below ♥ 
Also, if you like my video please give it a big thumbs up and subscribe to my channel if you haven't already ^*

Monday, February 8, 2016

Valentine's Day Makeup Tutorial♥

Yes, I finally uploaded another video! I've been wanting to do it for so long, but I was incredibly busy with my finals. But, the minute I finished, I sat down to film this look for you! 
It's probably my favorite look so far, because it is feminine and maybe "subtle" but it's also really sexy and glam. This time, I wanted to go all the way, hence the falsies and the contouring. I would definitely wear this for valentine's or for a date and I think that anyone can pull it off, no matter the skin tone or the style. I wore this on a night out with friends, with this mauve turtleneck, a black skirt and over-the-knee boots, but you can pair it with so many different looks. 
I realised that most of the VD tutorials involved pinks and mauves and glitter, but that was after I had uploaded it XD
Anyway, I hope you guys like this look whether you are single or in a relationship. Make sure to tag me if you recreate this♥
All the products I used are in the YT description bar^*
Μια φωτογραφία που δημοσίευσε ο χρήστης Elena Tsakiridou (@helena_tsk) στις
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Saturday, January 30, 2016

HAIR DO'S & DON'TS (ft. Madison Reed) ♡

Hello my loves! How is your weekend going so far? I'm still struggling with my finals but I thought I should share this fun post with you. It's all about hair!
Long story short, I teamed up with Madison Reed to share with you our favorite hair do and don'ts and bust some popular myths. Although I'm no hair expert, I do work with a popular hair salon so I know some tricks. If you want the opinion of the pros though, you can check out the list at the end of the post! Also, you can take a fun hair color quiz! Now let's see my list...

DO

 - Cut your split ends at home: Just take a small pair of scissors-the one you would use for your nails-and when you see a split end cut it. It's important to cut right where it starts, otherwise you'll end up with completely messed up hair.
- Use hair masks(DIY or not):  to hydrate and strengthen your hair, especially if you are an avid heat lover.
- Wash the night before: It saves you so much time in the morning! If you take that extra time to put them in a tight bun or braid etc. and prep them right, I guarantee you'll wake up with perfect ready-to-go hair!
- Let your hair dry before blow drying: You should let your hair air dry or dry in the towel up to 80% before you use heat. Not only it takes less time, but it also causes less damage.

DON'T

- DIY lighter hair: I'm usually all about DIYs but, trust me, this one doesn't work. If you have dark hair and you want to go lighter or add highlights and stuff, don't try it at home. At least not at first. I tried to go blonder at home and I ended up with orange hair XD

- Bleach too often: It damages the hair and makes it weaker. Enjoy your natural hair color as long as you can ;)
- Comb curly hair: Unless you want to look like a frizzy poodle. In that case, go for it! Brush your hair after you wash it, only while it's still wet, to detangle it. Otherwise you'll ruin your beautiful curls.
- Trust Pinterest too much: Or any other hair DIY you find online. Be extra careful, because some tricks/treatments etc. don't work for everyone(or anyone!).


What do you guys think? What are your hair do's and don'ts? Let me know in the comments below♥

Thursday, November 12, 2015

FALL GLAM MAKEUP TUTORIAL♥

You guessed it right, it's another Youtube video! I'm so excited to share this with you. I know I've been on and off with Youtube for so long, but with so many things going on in my life it's hard to keep up. I've noticed though that whenever I do them, you guys seem to enjoy them as much as I do. I will try to upload more often from now on and I will definitely upload another one next month since I'm planning something special for you (shhhh ^*)!
In this one, I'm showing you an easy way to create a glamorous yet wearable makeup look using products mainly from the drugstore. It goes without saying that you can use things you already own to recreate this. I am not a makeup artist and I'm still learning, so please don't judge! 
I believe that this look is perfect for fall (and beyond) and it combines nicely warm neutrals with the smoky effect and bold lips. Feel free to play around and add winged liner for a more dramatic effect or change for nude lips in order to make this more daytime-appropriate. It all depends on your style and taste!
I hope you guys like this video, give it a thumbs-up if you do! Please subscribe to my channel and check out my previous videos! Let me know what you think in the comments below♥

Friday, October 9, 2015

100 HOT BEAUTY PRODUCTS-FALL'15

Hello my darlings! How are you all today? I'm currently a little sick and also anxious because I have a bunch of things to take care of and nothing seems to go the way I want it too.
But anyway, I try to stay positive. After all, this is a happy and positive place. And today's post is definitely a very happy one. You probably know that I am a little obsessed with Polyvore, especially when it comes to creating things for the blog. That slideshow tool is truly life changing because I can share with you as many products as I want without having to create a ginormous post. 
Today I decided to show you some of the newest-and best-beauty products for the season. Beauty is my weakness, we girls have that in common ^* In this collection I wanted to include both high-end and drugstore options and also some oldies but goodies(like the Maybelline Age Rewind). There are no nail polishes since I already went crazy there on a previous post. Everything else is here though, so you simply have no excuse not to be updated for the hottest beauty products for fall, from now on. Just kidding XD
I hope you guys like my picks. Let me know what you think and what are your holy grail products for fall, in the comments below♥

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

OLIVIA PALERMO FOR CIATE♥

Good day my loves! How are you all? I'm currently preparing for a party but I thought I should squeeze in some blog time. The truth is that I've been meaning to make this post for a while now, but something else always came up. 
You probably already know that Olivia Palermo collaborated with Ciate London to create her own makeup line. I decided to show it to you here anyways because I think it's really beautiful and versatile and, of course, perfect for fall. 
According to the reviews the colors and the formula are great, even though the selection is quite limited. I think that these products would look flattering on most skin tones and compliment nicely the facial features. Mostly warm toned, they will go well with many different outfits and make the transition from day to night much easier.
The only downside for me is the price. But we already knew that this is the price range of the brand. It's not that they raised the prices because of O.P. 
Now to the important part. Is it really worth it? Well, I would say no! I absolutely adore Olivia and I think she has an amazing taste and style. But all the products are very basic, very common. There is nothing here that we haven't seen before. You can definitely find some really great and cheaper alternatives pretty much anywhere.
What about you guys? Have you tried any products from the new collection? What are your thoughts? Let me know in the comments below♥

Saturday, August 29, 2015

FALL 2015 NAIL POLISH♥

Hey guys! How is your weekend so far? I'm preparing for a pampering night-in as we speak! I know, big plans for Saturday night huh? XD Before we start I wanted to let you know about a special category that I'm hosting here for a month. It's about the "Single girl's 30 day challenge". There is a whole new page about it so go and check it out here, because I think you will be interested! Anyway, I don't want to ramble because I'm too excited for today's post.
If you've followed my blog for a while you probably know that I am a nail polish junkie. A makeup junkie in general, but I have a special place in my heart for nail polish! And new season means new shades!
I don't want to start talking about it but, unfortunately, summer has come to an end! In my opinion, we should all keep our memories inside our hearts and move on with our lives. After all, there are plenty of things to be happy about during the fall. New nail polish is one of them. Use the arrows to watch the slideshow on the top and read my caption for each color family^* Enjoy♥

Sunday, May 10, 2015

ADORE ME

Adore Me #1
Adore Me #1 by ell0oukaa featuring Tweezerman
Well, of course you adore me! It's my birthday today so don't bother denying it XD The truth is that today's post isn't about me. It's about a New York based lingerie company called "Adore Me". They asked me to pick my favorite pieces from their latest collection and pair them with the right beauty looks.
The first one(header) is probably the best fit for me. It's sexy yet delicate, bold yet girly. It's the perfect passive aggressive look ^*. I also felt like pairing it with a pretty matching scent since it's nice to feel like you're have something on even when you don't wear that much.
Adore Me #2
The second one is red, hot and sultry. I paired it with Louboutins to make it even sexier and yet put together. The falsies add that Va-va-voom feeling to the whole look which is exactly what I was going for. It's perfect for the girl who's looking to become a little more daring and fierce.
Adore Me #3
Adore Me #3 by ell0oukaa featuring a daisy perfume
The last one is romantic and sweet, almost princess like. But I feel that it is sexy in it's own way. Pair it with light pink makeup and you'll feel like you're floating on cotton candy pink clouds. Again, here the scent is key. Just don't overdo it.
Frankly, I wanted to create more looks since putting them together was so much fun, but I didn't want to bore you. I just covered the basics. Now, if you want to check more beautiful lingerie from "Adore Me" then you can visit their website www.adoreme.com and check out all of their amazing designs. Trust me, there is something there for everyone!
This is not the first time I'm posting lingerie here. I hope this post encourages you to embrace your sexuality and feel good in your skin. There is no reason why you shouldn't!
I hope you guys enjoyed this post! Which look is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below♥ 
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