Wednesday, December 29, 2010

MAC Cosmetics: Stylishly Yours Collection Haul and Swatches

Hey Guys, happy holidays! Sorry for the lack of posts, but I've been really busy.

Last week I went to Mac and I got something for Christmas from the new Stylishly Yours Collection.

In the pics above you can see what I got and the swatches:

- Virgin Isle Creme Color Base
- Tickle me Pink Creme Color Base
- Style Curve Lipstick

I love everything I got, they are extremely bright colors and they have great color payoff...
The creme color bases can be used usually on the eyes, lips and cheeks, but Mac doesn't reccommend these two colors on the eyes so be careful.
The lipstick is a cremesheen, my favourite finish from Mac. It is extremely creamy and moisturizing and although it looks scary in the tube, it isn't so bright on the lips and it turns almost into a fushia color, so beautiful.

Do you like what I got?


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Sleek Haul: Bad Girl - Limited Edition Palette

Hello guys! A few days ago I went to Sephora and I found the Sleek limited edition palette Good Girl, but they were out of the other one, the Bad Girl, which I found today! I'm so excited, because the colors are just beautiful and I love Sleek eyeshadows.

This palette was 9.99€ in Italy, outside the Uk is a little bit more expensive but it's worth it.

I will swatch it and review it as soon as I use it.

Sleek Website:


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

E.L.F Haul: New Bamboo Brushes, Makeup Mist & Set, Lipstick and Shimmer Eyeliner

Hello guys! Today I received my package from E.l.f UK after 15 days! I was so mad, they changed the delievery service from Royal Mail to Fedex and the new service sucks, I even had the European Sign For (the expensive shipment). I hope that doesn't happen again because I love elf products, but I hate waiting.

I bought almost all the new Bamboo Brushes and at first sight I'm really pleased with them, of course I have to wash them and use them before I can give you an honest review (I purchased everything myself). They are soft and well made, the handles are pretty steady, so we'll see how they work out. I bought also the new Makeup setting spray from their studio line, a Shimmer Eyeliner Pencil in Twinkle Teal, one of their new dollar lipstick line in Gipsy and last a nail polish called Metal Madness.

Soon I will review everything for you guys.



Thursday, December 9, 2010

TAG: 30 Days Beauty Blog Challenge: Day 30 - Your favorite nail polish

I love Essence nail polishes and lately I'm in love with a polish called 02 Copper Rulez! from their Metallics Collection. It's a coppery brown with gold sparkles in it...It's really pretty and it's definitely a fall/winter color. This polish is so pigmented, infact to get the color you see in the bottle, it takes just one coat.

You can see Copper Rulez! in the center of the photo, but in person is much prettier.

What's your favourite nail polish?


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

TAG: 30 Days Beauty Blog Challenge: Day 29 - Photo of something that makes you go awww

I love puppies, especially photos of labrador ones. Maybe one day when I'll get over my cleaning obsession I'll adopt a puppy. It's important to give home to homeless animals, I wouldn't buy just one in a store.

What is a picture that makes you go AWWWWW?

Sorry if this post is so short but I don't really have much to say about this topic :)


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Sleek Haul: Good Girl - Limited Edition Palette

Today I went to Sephora and I found a Sleek palette! I was schoked because I thought I could have found Sleek only on its website. Too bad they had only this Good Girl palette, the Bad Girl one was already sold out in less than a week.
I love Sleek...I own the Storm eyeshadow palette and the new three shimmer blushes (Rose Gold, Pomegranate, Sunrise) and they are just amazing.
Sleek is kinda of a uk drugstore brand, the eyeshadows have really good pigmentation and they are mineral based, quite impressive for the price!

This palette have some weird colors that you might usually find in blush palettes, but I think I'm going to use these shade also as blushes.

I'm going to swatch the colors and create a look as soon as possible.

Price at Sephora EU: 9.99€


Hope you like it.


Essence: Silky Touch Blush in Secret It-Girl - Swatches and Review

Today I tried this Essence blush in Secret It-Girl I bought yesterday and I really liked it.

- The color is just beautiful on my pale skin, it gives a really flattering orange flush. The color is a bit sheer, so you have to pack on the color a few time but it stays on pretty well; it isn't matte, it has a bit of shimmer but nothing overwhelming.

- The texture is smooth and it has a silky feel exactly as promised by Essence.

- The price is just amazingly cheap for this product, it costs 2.99€ in Europe. I'm pretty sure I'm going to buy the other 3 colors, you can see them here:

Rate: 4/5

Hope you like it.


TAG: 30 Days Beauty Blog Challenge: Day 28 - Your favorite drink

I discovered Radler beer in Vienna, Austria, in 2008. Best beer ever! I'm not a drinker but I could drink gallons of this beer. It's a light drink, because is a mixture of lemon juice and austrian traditional beer. It is delicious, it is sweet and I really like sweet beer. Everything I go to Austria or to Germany I always order this.

You should try it and let me know what you think.


Monday, December 6, 2010

Nails Trend Fall/Winter 2010: Essence n°62 Must Have - Gunmetal Grey Colors

I love Essence nail polishes! they are cheap but for such a small price they are really great quality. A couple of weeks ago I bought this Essence Multi Dimension XXXL Shine in the color n°62 Must-Have. It's a pretty gunmetal dark grey color, perfect for fall and winter. Grey is definitely in this season, and this is one of the prettiest shades I found on the market.
The finish is metallic but there's no shimmer in it. It is pretty pigmented as you can see in the photo and that's only one coat of it.
I used an Essence Top Coat over it and it held pretty well.

What do you think about it?

Price: 1.99€ in EU.

Essence website:


TAG: 30 Days Beauty Blog Challenge: Day 27 - Your favorite skincare product

My favourite skin care product would be Lush Ocean Salt Scrub.
It is an amazing product, it leaves your skin soft and purified. It has an amazing smell, like lime and salt, a cocktail! It's a bit aggressive, infact the first time I've used it, my skin was so red for a couple of minutes, but I hasn't happened again.

Lush website quote: "Sea salt scrub. Ocean Salt comes from Rowena's love of all things scrubby. It's like taking your face on a trip to the seaside for an invigorating splash in the water, then cleansing and refreshing it with lemon, grapefruit and lime juices.

50% sea salt. Fresh avocado and coconut give hydration back to thirsty skin, while violet leaf absolute calms and nurtures.

Avocado and coconut fats. The fruit contains unsaturated oil that rehydrates skin. Both avocado and coconut soothe the upper layers of skin and are very good for dryness."

Lush website:


Essence Haul: Silky Touch Blush in Secret It-Girl & Lipstick n°45

Today I came across an Essence counter and I decided to pick up some goodies. I saw the new line of silky finish blushes and I picked one of them called: Secret It-Girl. It's a light orange color and I like those type of colors on my very fair skin. This shade is not extremely pigmented but It's enough to show up on me I think. I'm going to review it as soon as I use it.

Price in EU: 2.99 €

The next thing I got is the Essence lipstick in n°45 This is me. When I first saw these lipsticks I wasn't sure if they were good, they felt a little cheap, but a friend of mine recommended them to me and I must say I'm pretty impressed with the quality.
This shade is sheerer than the other I own but it's a gorgeous color, a bright corally pink. It goes on smooth and it has a glossy finish, although I must say they are a bit drying after a couple of hours.

Price in EU: 2.49 €

I hope you liked it.


Sunday, December 5, 2010

TAG: 30 Days Beauty Blog Challenge: Day 26 - An Item from your wishlist

Christmas is coming and I'm so excited! I really want something beautiful and guess what it is? Chanel earrings!
I adore this pair of earrings, I think they are absolutely stunning, classy, elegant and timeless. They go with every outfits, you can dress casual and still wear them.

What do you want for Christmas?


Friday, December 3, 2010

Day 25 - What do you want to get from LUUUX and what is LUUUX?

Hey guys, sorry It has been awhile but I didn't have time to upload any post last week.

This day post is about a very interesting website called Luuux. It's a community where we can post articles about everything: beauty, entertainment, fashion, technology, food, travelling ecc... For every article you post, for every rating you do on other people posts's you get Luuux cash $ that you can use to buy things on the website. It's really cool you should try it.


When I decided to join Luuux I saw that there were a lot of good prizes and the first one I got my eyes on was the Sigma Brushes Premium Set.
I really want also a Louis Vuitton Bag, but It would took me a million years.

What do you think of the Sigma Brushes?