Showing posts with label review. Show all posts
Showing posts with label review. Show all posts

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♥

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

KENDALL & KYLIE BAGS

Hello my dears! How is July treating you so far? I'm having a great time relaxing and making the most out of the beautiful blue sea here in Greece. There are many things one can say about our country but, damn, our beaches are hard to beat. With that being said, let's fast forward a little and take a look at Kendall and Kylie's bag collection for this fall.
If I had to use only one word, I would say...unimpressed. Don't get me wrong. I sure like those bags and I would totally wear them if someone gave them to me. BUT, they are so unoriginal that I just can't. I really do love both Kendall and Kylie's style, since it's usually pretty compatible with my own preferences-and I did really enjoy their swimsuit collab with Topshop♥. Thus, I expected something riskier, trendier.
I just think that there is really nothing special to this collection, from the colors to the designs, nothing that really wows me. Nothing, to be completely honest, that I would even consider spending 200$ on, being on a budget and all. 
Needless to say that some of the styles really ring designer knock-offs that you would easily find at Zara. As for the Bambi and Norman furry charms...we've all seen Kylie holding the original Fendi style multiple times(plus they remind me of the rats from "The Nutcracker"). Just something that wouldn't get attention from W magazine if it weren't for the Kardashian-Jenner name.
Like I said, I love the girls, and I love their style. I just don't think that this collection is worth the fuss.  If I wanted to spend a lot of money on a basic bag, I would go for the classics, that become vintage through the years, instead of last-season. I guess I've just never been the type of fangirl who buys something just because someone famous came up with it. It feels like the lip kits all over again(the basic colors not the uber cool ones XD).
Anyway, I just thought I would share my thoughts with you and see where you guys stand. I am not trying to be negative or anything and I am sure that there will be a lot of people enjoying these bags. What do you think? let me know in the comments below♥











Wednesday, February 4, 2015

LIQUID BATTLE

Here is one time that my title might have confused you. I'll explain. But, first things first (I'm the realest XD), have a nice month everyone!!! I couldn't be happier that January finally came to an end. Worst month so far, but I'm trying to remain optimistic. Let's hope that February will rock!
We all know how much I love to ramble, especially when it comes to my blog, but I'm too excited for today's post and I can't wait to show you.
Let's start with a little intro. We all know, and love, the good old lipsticks. Generations of women have been using them for so many years. Some of them have become truly iconic, like Marilyn Monroe's siren red. We all have them, we all use them, we all have a special place in our hearts for them.
Then God created the lipgloss. Young ladies' answer to the sophisticated and safe lipstick. Shiny, sometimes bold, fresh and easy to work with. You really can't have enough of them in your collection. Plus, you can use them on top of your favorite lipstick. Win win.
And then, suddenly, women all around the world started to use the lip pens. Unlike the lip liners, these weren't dry at all. On the contrary, they were moisturising, creamy and offered the effect of a glossy or a matte lipstick. Easier to apply, offering more precision and also twist-up. True handbag essentials.
Now, I'll skip the stains and the balms and so many more 21st century obsessions, because I have to get to the point.
The liquid lipsticks!
Yeah, that's right, we're going to go through some of the best liquified lipsticks. The trendiest beauty addiction of the moment that is going viral. And because you know me, and I kinda know you, apart from the well-known, high end stuff, I have some ridiculously affordable options for you! Now, if you don't know yet what exactly this is, let me enlighten you. It’s like a lip gloss with the opaqueness of a lipstick and the staying power of a lip stainSay whaaaaaat? Now that I've intrigued you, let's get into the actual post.
Let's start with the product that really helped spread the word about liquid lipsticks. Yes, I'm talking about the liquified long wear lipstick, "Melted" from Too Faced. Girls are going bananas over them. You can't blame them, especially when you look at the gorgeous new shades in the collection. 21$
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The ones from Girlactik are the most expensive ones that I'll show you today. Few shades are in the market but we are expecting more soon. These liquid lipsticks became quite famous because the shades were used to recreate the Kylie Jenner lip. 23$
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Stila made the cut with the "Stay all day" liquid lipstick with an equally high price. Pretty safe colour palette I would say. Extra points though for the literal part of the name. This thing won't leave your lips unless you want it to. 22$ 
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Next up is Anastasia Beverly Hills. Mostly known for the brow and contouring products, the brand sure made an impact with the new liquid lipsticks. I seriously need to get my hands on "Pure Hollywood". 20$
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If you're going to engage yourself in any crime, it might as well be the "Lime Crime", and especially the Velvetines collection. Not such a wide colour selection as the previous ones, but the ones they have are truly worth it! 20$
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Kat Von D decided to name her line of liquid lipsticks "Everlasting" and she had good reason to. Grunge girl's best friend and with the prettiest artistic packaging we could ask for. I mean, if she didn't add tattoos on her cosmetics, who would? 19$
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There is nothing better than a healthy Dose of Colours, when it comes to liquid lipsticks. Not a wide variety, but the extremely bold colours sure make up for that. 18$
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Vegan, cruelty free, 100% matte and long lasting are some of the phrases Jeffree Star Cosmetics are using to describe their velour liquid lipstick. Tempting to start with. The downside is that only 3 colours are out. 18$
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Now guys, what if you don't want to spend 23$ on just one liquid lipstick? If you prefer to get 4 different shades instead of one for the same price, or you want to splurge on something else or you're just on a budget, then I have some options for you too. With a little digging you can find treasures in drugstore prices.
 Let's go for the transition ones first.
Sephora always has it's own version of interesting to offer no matter what you're looking for. Sure, their "Luster Matte Long-Wear Lip Color" is not the cheapest one you can find, but it gets the job done. And the colours are pretty cute. 16$
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LA Splash apart from the breeziest name, technically takes up two spots in todays article with the "Smitten Liptint Mousse" and the "Lip Couture". The wildest colours and really great results for 11.98$
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This list wouldn't be complete without some beloved NYX. Some of the best drugstore cosmetics that have many girls swear on them. The "Butter Gloss" crashed the internet and so did their "Soft Matte Lip Cream". I just love that Athens is one of the names♥ Pretty awesome for 6$
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Makeup Revolution is a UK based brand that has probably one of the widest ranges of cosmetics and is also well-known for the great dupes that have been released. There are plenty of products I could mention, but I think their new "Lip Lavas" are the best fit for this post. I heard they make perfect dupes for the "Melted" ones that I mentioned in the beginning. 4.5$
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Makeup Academy also in UK, makes great dupes too. But the "Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer" is not here in the name of dupes. Pretty close to Makeup Revolution when it comes to price and products, in case you're wondering. 4.5$
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The east coast brings us liquid lipstick in the lowest price with New York Color (NYC). Smooch Proof is a quality every girl needs nowadays. Kiss without any second thoughts involving your boyfriend looking like a clown afterwards. 2.99$
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I think this wraps it up guys! I hope the post wasn't too long, but if only you knew how many got left out. It's not that brands like Revlon and Milani weren't good enough, but I had to stop at some point. Anyways, I hope that you enjoyed it as much as I did.
Now, if you ask me who won, since this is a battle, I simply can't answer. I can't pick which flavor of ice cream I want, so yeah, this is totally up to you. Have you tried any of these? What did you think? Which one of these liquid beauties are you eyeing? Let me know in the comments below! ♥♥♥
The photos that I didn't take from the official websites of the brands, and are not watermarked by someone else, I found on www.pinterest.com sourceswww.makeuprevolutionstore.com - www.limecrime.com - www,toofeced.com - www.anastasiabeverlyhills.com - www.doseofcolors.com - www.sephora.com - www.girlactik.com -
shop-lasplashcosmetics.com -  www.stilacosmetics.com - www.newyorkcolor.com - www.muastore.co.uk - www.katvondbeauty.com - www.nyxcosmetics.com - www.jeffreestarcosmetics.com
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