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

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 ^*

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♥
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