Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Testing Pastelli Nevecosmetics (make up)


Hello sweeties! Today I've realized two make ups to show you the colors and the pay-off of the eye pencils I talked about in my latest post. As you can see I've decided to save time by making up my eyes in two different ways just using the 'Pastelli'. To fulfill my eyebrows I've used Taupe (right shade tough I wouldn't recommend to use it for this purpose because it's too creamy) and to highlight under my brows I used Beige (a really nice option, it gives a subtle glow).

On the right eye I've used Teal and Gold on the upper lid, then Brown to create a deeper crease and Bronze on the inner rim (it lasts a really short time unfortunately). 

On the left one I've used Purple and Lilac on the upper lid, Black to create a deeper crease and again Bronze on the inner rim. 

I really feel like recommending my favorite ones, which are Melanzana/Purple, Caramello/Bronze, Avorio/Beige and Bosco/Teal...
See You Soon My Dears! 

Monday, February 13, 2012

NeveCosmetics Pastelli (eye pencils) Swatches

Here I'm gonna introduce the new NeveCosmetics 'Pastelli', a collection of 10 eye pencils that are claimed to be multitasking, plus moisturising, versatile, eco-friendly, vegan hence cruelty-free. You can apply them as a base, an eyeliner, a kohl, to create smokey eyes or natural looks (like every eye pencil on the market could potencially). I've not had much time to try them but I might already give you an overview of these natural eye pencils.  

Price: 4.80€ each or 38€ the whole collection (just for these days) 

- really lovely smooth consistency that makes it easy to apply 
- easy to smudge 
- 100% natural formula (hence great for sensitive eyes) 
- relatively low cost

- as kohl pencils they don't have enough staying power 
- the black one is more like a dark grey or smokey black 

Although I like some more than others I could publish for you a general rating to give you an idea: 

QUALITY: 8/10 
COST: 8/10 
WOULD I PURCHASE THEM AGAIN? Surely the teal, bronze, beige, taupe, brown and purple shades. Maybe the white and gold ones. No, I wouldn't repurchase the black and the lilac one.  

Here are the swatches: 

1- Melanzana/Purple (dark purple with a lovely light purple shimmer) 
2- Pioggia/Taupe (matte taupe) 
3- Ebano/Brown (matte dark brown) 
4- Liquirizia/Black (matte dark grey or light black as you prefer ;) 
5- Piuma/White (matte white) 
6- Avorio/Beige (satin cream) 
7- Cedrata/Gold (shimmery gold with green undertone, similar to ELF golden cream eyeliner
8- Caramello/Bronze (shimmery bronzy coppery shade) 
9- Confetto/Lilac (matte dusty lavender) 
10- Bosco/Teal (matte peacock) 

I hope it was helpful! Let me know if you need more information. 
(*_*) Bye 

Sunday, February 12, 2012

My Birthday's Best Present

Today's my birthday, not necessarily such an important day, but something has made it special... Jesse Jessen dedicated this sweet song to me. I just wanna thank you so much, I love it and more.  

What do you think about it, darlings? 

See You Soon, 

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Crystallized Essences

What Crystallized Essences are? They are solid perfumes made with a base of refined styrax tree (or benzoin) resin  into which only the highest grade essential oils are infused, pressed and crystallized. What scents could I find? The most common scents are Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, Amber, Rose, Patchouli, Vetiver and Lavender. 
How should I use them? They are easy to use, just take a small amount and rub it onto your skin, or you might use them as a drawer, closet or room sachet. 
They are really concentrate essences, so powerful that their perfume will last a really long time, keeping his original fragrance. They come in little crystals that won't ever seem to consume. 
I've been having Amber, Ylang Ylang and Jasmine for   almost one year now, and they still preserve their precise and strong scent. 

Price: in The All Natural Face they cost 5.75$ or 6.90$ depending on the scent you'll choose.

Quality: 10/10 
Price: 8/10 
Overall rating: 9/10 

Would I purchase them again? Surely, I'd get other scents too. 

A bientot mes chères!! 

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Heidi Blushes too!

When it comes to blush I always need some help because without that hint of color on my cheeks I look like a hopeless living dead! So I'm really into finding shades of blushers that manage to brighten up my face and make me look fresh and healthy...

One of my favorite ever is this mauvy pinky shiny shade by Nevecosmetics that has been called Heidi (never found a better guessed name!), don't get me wrong, this blusher is not gonna make you look like a clown or a porcelain doll with two big red circles on your cheeks, on the contrary it's a perfectly buildable shade ideal from fair to dark skin tones. 
If you want to see it better, here I'll give you a link where they also show you how to create a deep pink gloss with this adorable multitasking blusher. 

Blushing cheers cutiez! 

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

ELF Mineral Lipsticks Swatches

I've decided to dedicate a post to these good lipsticks from ELF because they deserve it. Why? 
- Good pigmentation 
- Hydrating and moisturizing formula 
- Good staying power 
- Good price (5$ each) 
Moreover they have got a pretty good INCI, don't you believe it? Let's analyze it together: 
Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Ceresin Wax, Microcrystalline Wax, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Paraffin Wax, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Tocopherol (Ve),Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vc), Retinyl Palmitate (Va), Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742).  

As you can see it contains four different vegetable oils, a little bit of shea butter and vitamine E, not bad at all for a 'drugstore lipstick'. 

Here you have the swatches of the shades I own:

1- Party Pink 
2- Nicely Nude 
3- Natural Nymph 
4- Runway Pink 
5- Ripe Rose 
6- Cheerful Cherry  

NOTES: as you can see, there is not much difference between the shades number 1 and 2 and the number 3 is really clear, I wouldn't recommend it to very pale skintones in order to avoid the 'death effect'. 
My favorites? Nicely Nude and Cheerful Cherry, the only two shades that I'd recommend for real. 

Hasta pronto Guapas! 

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