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

Saturday, April 8, 2017

#GreekFaceAwards - NYX ♡

Hello my darlings! How are you this fine looking day? I sure am tired as eff but really excited at the same time. Easter break has officially started and I am so down for not going to college for two weeks. I really needed a break from all the classes (and tbh the people there) and, even though I have so much in my plate at the moment, I will try to unwind and relax as much as I can. 
Anyway, today I wanted to talk to you about the story behind my entry for the #GreekFaceAwards by NYX. Basically the greek version of the og Nyx face Awards, where you have to create an out of this world makeup look and compete with others.
When I first heard about it, I had mixed feelings. First things first, I don't really do special effects makeup, creepy looks etc. so I wasn't sure what I could do. The other thing that was holding me back, was more serious though. 
Some people from college and this guy that was hitting on me discovered my videos and that made me feel so self-conscious and just, really, bad. I re-watched all my videos and all I could see was flaws and things I didn't like. Thus, I made them all private. Generally, I seem pretty confident, so it's hard for people to understand how insecure I can get at times.
As far as the guy is concerned, I felt I didn't look as pretty as I do now, one or two years ago. As for my classmates now, it's more complicated. First of all, that particular group is known to gossip like there's no tomorrow and be mean for fun. I already went through this in high school, with this girl who was trying to bring me down and make me feel terrible about myself (sort of a wannabe bully) and I just didn't want that kind of negativity in my life again. I'm not the victim type of person but, I don't like confrontation and some people interpret that as me not fighting back. And I didn't want that.
But then it hit me. Was I going to let them dictate my actions and tell me how to live my life? I don't think so! It doesn't matter who you are, how pretty, smart or talented you seem. There will always be haters out there, bullies and people full of negativity, inferiority complexes and inhibitions who will criticize you no matter what.
I realised that I didn't need to be better, I just needed thicker skin. Those people are so completely irrelevant to me and their opinions are worth nothing. And there is no way I will let them affect me in such a bad way ever again. I am going to do what I love, work hard and do what makes ME happy. And if they're not ok with it well, pardon me, but they can suck it! Nobody is forcing them to watch my videos, read my blog or even talk to me and I suggest they get a job or a hobby or do some volunteer work instead of gossiping about others behind their backs. Get a life people!
I absolutely love what I do, every little aspect of it, and I do love myself. And I'm never going to let them or anyone else convince me for the opposite. And you shouldn't either. Be confident, stay true to yourself and don't listen to anyone else. You can be perfect and they still won't like you. In fact, the better you are, the more threatened they feel! Leave them and their negativity behind. If you believe in yourself, nobody can drag you down. You do you boo 😘 
So, here is my video. I didn't make it to the top 20, but it's ok. I adore it, my friends adore it and it symbolizes something very important to me. This is me being me. Think of it as my fairy princess alter ego. With pink, glitter, rhinestones and a tiara! Just the way I like it. ♥
I hope you do too! Let me know your thoughts in the comments below and don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel  😉

Saturday, March 18, 2017

PEACH MAKEUP FOR SPRING ♡

Hello my loves! I've missed you soooo much. I know I'm the worst for not posting anything for like a month or so, but I have good reason. I barely had any time to breathe. I've been so busy lately with work and college and, being the perfectionist I am, I couldn't add another task in my daily routine. My blog is my baby, my favorite way of expressing myself and sharing my passion with all of you. This is why I don't want to half-ass anything here. I just wait until I have enough time, energy and excitement to write an amazing article for you (and for me too 😝). I hope you understand ♥
Anyway, today I wanted to talk to you about something that has been on my mind for the longest time. Peach makeup! If you know me, you know that makeup is my obsession, my passion, my weakness. I can spend hours watching tutorials, hauls, Instagram posts, talking about makeup and, of course, doing my own. 
I absolutely love experimenting with trends and trying out new products so, when I found out about the peach trend, I wanted to try it right away. Now, what I love about makeup, is that you can recreate any possible look using only the products that you already have in your collection. Yes, everyone and their mom has released something peach-themed, from Too Faced to Kylie to Colourpop. And yes, I wish I could try them all out. Being on a budget has, unfortunately, never favored anyone who is obsessed with cosmetics :/ But, luckily, I made it work. 
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I used my favorite peach blushes and all the eyeshadows with a warmer peach undertone that I could find in my collection. Also, you guys know that I love to mix n' match more than anything. Thus, I used different lipsticks to achieve the perfect peach lip at home. I was astounded by the result.
Now, why so much fuss about peach, you ask. Well, first of all, it immediately makes me think of spring. It's warm, soft, vibrant and it's just one of those colors that instantly make you happy. Plus, I feel it adds a healthy glow to the skin, while complementing all skin and eye colors out there. Basically, the perfect transition color for spring. Sweet yet interesting.
You can use it to achieve pretty much any look, from soft everyday simplicity, to full face glam! It's less cliche than pink and less tacky and bold than orange. The ideal hybrid that looks good on everyone! What's not to love? ♥
What do you guys think about the peach makeup trend? Let me know in the comments below 























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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♥
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