Friday, November 29, 2013

urban decay NAKED 3 GIVEAWAY !

YES !! THE TITLE IS RIGHT !
I'M GIVING AWAY A NAKED 3 PALETTE


RULES :
1-must be a follower to my blog
2-comment below and tell me who is the one person who affected you life and how ..
3-the giveaway is open till the 27th of December

good luck everybody
xoxo

Friday, November 22, 2013

Review: Aloe Gentle Facial Wash by The Body Shop

What does it claim?
Rich, yet mild soap-free cleansing foam that gently rinses away make-up, impurities and grime. Soothing and calming on sensitive skin. Dermatologically approved and clinically proven as suitable for sensitive skin.

This cleanser does what it’s supposed to do when it comes to cleansing the skin: make-up and dirt vanish. It is a rather gentle wash that didn’t leave my skin red like some other cleansers have done in the past. The ingredients look great. No perfume is always a win with me. If you are used to using a gel cleanser, the foam definitely takes some getting used to. After using it for a little while, you know exactly how to dose the foam.

Overall I find this a good cleanser. It’s nice to use and doesn’t irritate the skin. As the toner is moisturizing, I expected the cleanser to be a little more like that too.
You can buy this product at The Body Shop counters. They cost EUR 12,00 / $ 15,00

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Tutorial : Day makeup using MAC Greenluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palette <3

Products :

Steps : 
Prime your eyelids with an eyeshadow primer 
Use the middle color all over the lid then in the crease use the 4th color in the crease 
Highlight under the brows using the 2nd color 
 
The final look : 

Have an amazing day lovelies 
xoxo

Monday, October 14, 2013

REVIEW: Rimmel Gentle Eye Make Up Remover ! <3

Anyone who generally wears makeup knows the importance of a good makeup remover. Not only can makeup, if not removed properly, look extremely bad in the mornings, it can also clog your pores and result in blemishes which are just plain annoying. 

I picked up the Rimmel Gentle Eye Makeup Remover in the hopes that it would help get rid of my makeup easily. 




WHAT IT CLAIMS: Gently removes all eye makeup, including long lasting and waterproof makeup. No oily residue. Suitable for sensitive eyes and contact wearers. Dermatologically and Opthalmologically tested.


WHAT I THINK ABOUT IT: When I think of makeup remover, a magical potion which instantly cleanses my skin of any makeup in a jiff and leaves it feeling nice and smooth comes to mind. I have yet to come across a potion such as that one, but this makeup remover has come pretty close. 


The packaging is pretty simple. The product comes in a plastic bottle with a flip open cap. It seems a bit cheap, but truthfully, I don't mind cheap packaging if the product itself is good. 


It does not have any detectable scent and a water- like consistency. Another bonus is that the formula is oil- free! YAY! 




This makeup remover performs really well. It doesn't make my eyes sting or water at all. It does feel quite gentle, so it definitely lives up to it's claim of being suitable for sensitive eyes. 


It removes my makeup well, but it doesn't completely get rid of it on the first swipe. I find that one cotton puff isn't to completely remove my makeup; I need at least two cotton puffs for that. I also find this makeup remover has a tough time with waterproof mascara. I have to do a decent amount of scrubbing in order to get rid of it.


One thing I absolutely love about the Rimmel Gentle Eye Make Up Remover is that it doesn't make my skin oily after I use it and it doesn't sting my eyes. Other makeup removers I've used just made my skin really greasy and it wasn't a good feeling. This however, felt like I was just cleansing my face with regular water! 


YOU'LL LOVE IT BECAUSE:

-It's really gentle on your skin 

-It doesn't sting your eyes 

-It's pretty inexpensive 

-It's easily available 

-It removes most of your makeup easily 

-It doesn't leave your skin feeling greasy 


YOU'LL HATE IT BECAUSE:

-You run out of it quickly =(


OVERALL VIEW: I'm quite infatuated with this makeup remover, considering the fact that other makeup removers I've tried in the past left my skin feeling oily and greasy. I know it doesn't get rid of everything at once, but I'm willing to spend a few extra minutes taking off my makeup just because this actually does a pretty decent job of get all of it off. I also adore the fact that it's oil and scent free! Have you tried the Rimmel Gentle Eye Make Up Remover? What do you think of it? 


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Sunday, October 13, 2013

The Many Uses of Fix+ Spray ! <3

The Many Uses of Fix+ Spray! 



 There are many ways to enjoy and utilize this product and I'm sure you all may have some of your own so please comment and share and pass on the love!!


The product description per MAC website:

An aqua-spritz of vitamin and minerals, infused with a calm-the-skin blend of green tea, chamomile, cucumber, topped off with the fresh, natural, energizing scent of Sugi. Adds radiance, finishes makeup. Spray it on. Skin drinks it up!
100 ml / 3.4 fl oz


  • This fabulous fine misting spray is great for setting your makeup and helping make it last longer.
  • I love using it to help de-mattify my face if I want a dewier look or if a client has changed their mind and don't want a matte look.
  • Probably the most common way this is used is as a mixing medium. There are two ways to do it and it's all about preference: 1. spray your brush with Fix+, shake off any excess (so it's not wicked wet) then work with your eye shadows, pigments, etc. and it will make them pop and be super vibrant! 2. the other way to do this is to pack the shadow, pigment, etc. on the brushfirst, then spritz the brush with the Fix+ spray and apply to your eye as usual, just be sure you don't use it on your matte shadows or it will ruin them! They'll get cakey and crumbly and be gross. Boo! Hiss!
  • To the point above, spritzing your face brush of choice then swiping it across or swirling it into your Mineralize Skinfinish Foundations before applying to your face will give you a beautiful, natural finish to your look. The end result is awesome!
  • Because of the healing ingredients in this product, it's a great skin refresher, rejuvenater, healer! If you have redness or acne, spritz your face and you'll notice a reduction in irritation. It's especially wonderful to people with sensitive skin, like me. ;-)
  • Because this has caffeine in it, it wakes your skin up and gives it (and you!) a bit of a boost and little pep in your step!
  • I love using this in my hair. Yup, you read that right. It's incredibly conditioning to the hair follicles and your scalp. It also helps with frizz! this year, Germany was experiencing some sporadic rain and by the end of Day 1, my hair looked like I had stuck my finger in a light socket. No joke. I made a bee line for the MAC Pro store down the street and spritzed my head all over, massaged it gently into the roots and voila! Not-so-scary-me was back! Hahaha! It was all smoothed out and calmed down and I didn't look like the bride of Frankenstein.
  • A dampened powder puff using MAC's Fix+ Spray is a great way to absorb excess oil and moisture from the skin without moving the makeup.
  • How about a moisturizer for your skin!?? Sure! I tend to only do this in the evening as I like to wear a moisturizer with an SPF of at least 30 in it (sun and UVB = bad for your skin!) during the day, but after washing my face instead of applying my normal moisturizer, I spritz Fix+ and I'm good to go.
Overall, this is just a "makes you feel good like a big 'ol hug" product that I think everyone should have. LOL! It smells wonderful yet it's such a light "barely there" perfume scent that it's not heavy or overpowering. If you really don't like any scent whatsoever, then this is definitely not the product for you but check it out first b/c you may find it's ok for you!

These are just the main ways I use this product but I'm sure there are tons of other ways that people use it so please share your tips!

Happy Gorgeous Sunday, lovelies!

MAC prolong wear concealer ! <3

What is MAC pro long wear concealer?
"A lightweight fluid concealer that provides medium to full coverage with a  comfortable natural matte finish. The colour-true formula lasts up to 15 hours and is available on 15 shades. It helps conceal and correct the look of under eye circles and discolourations. Comes in a clear glass vial with a matte black pump".




Ok, so this does exactly as the description states above - EXACTLY. Note this can be used all over the face aswell as under the eyes.


Swatch: MAC Pro Longwear Concealer NW15

I have the shades NW15 and NW25  which matches the tone under my eyes perfectly, just being a little lighter than my skin tone and 'highlight' the eye area. I do suggest you go to a MAC counter or stand alone store to get colour matched if your new to MAC as you want to get the shade for under the eyes very precise.

Application -
The only 'small' downfall is with the packaging and the pump nozzle as you get a lot of product out from just one pump and you can end up wasting a lot of product as please note: you only need a small amount. Try (if you can) to control the pump to get as little out as possible, but it is tricky. The main reasons companies do use pumps is just for good hygiene.

I pump a small amount onto the back of my hand, then use a fluffy concealer brush to blend and buff this under my eye then use my ring finger to gently melt it into the skin. I then finish off by setting with a little translucent powder. 

With the concealer left on my hand, I then use on the rest of the face on areas I want to 'highlight' like tops of the cheeks, brow bone, nose .... this works perfectly for the famous 'Kim Kardashian' highlight/contouring trick! 


Swatch: MAC Pro Longwear Concealer NW15


The concealer blends beautifully into the skin but it can set quite quickly so make sure you work with it straight away once applied. You can see from my photos that it really does smooth and blur fine lines, hence demonstrating on my hand where I have many fine lines from all my cinderella duties.


Swatch: MAC Pro Longwear Concealer NW15


The Results -
Once applied, your eye area instantly looks a-mazing. You'll find dark circles are no more, the skin looks smoother and line free as even though this is a matte finish, this does not dry into those fine lines or look dry like many other thicker concealers, it just has the ability to make you look fresh and like you have had a full 8 hours sleep! 


have often found with some other high end and lower end concealers you need to touch them up throughout the day as you start to lose that brightness around the eye but this one STAYS PUT all day long without the need to reapply at any point but still looking fresh like you have only just done your make-up. It is there until you cleanse and remove all of you make-up which can be a full day like it claims. Is that not what we all want from a concealer? I know I do. 


J'Adore! 
Seriously impressive stuff and ticks many boxes for me. I cannot say enough good things about this product, not only does it win in the performance and quality stakes but for the price of only £14.50/€17/$18 for 9ml you know this shall last a very long time, so value for money speaks for itself.

Lets just hope they change the pump application maybe in the future but for what it does, I can go with it! I shall most definitely be repeat purchasing this if it ever runs out as it shall surely be a make-up staple for me from now on.


Have you tried Pro Longwear Concealer? Whats your must have MAC item?
Do let me know!


I was supposedly colored matched to be NW25. However, when I got back home it turned too dark for me .so I contacted the mac customer service and they shipped to be 4 concelers in my shade NW15 .. That was AWESOME <3

I hear that most people rave about using it with a beauty blender but since I don't own that :( I use my MAC 193 brush which is ok for now ... 

Hope that was helpful 

xoxo

Sunday, October 6, 2013

MAC Greenluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palette Review <3


MAC Greenluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palette
 ($40.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as shades of “light peach, bright champagne with pearl, dark olive, blackened green with gold pearl and deep forest green with pearl.” Greenluxe is not really as green as you’d expect, so if you were wary, you might still like this but if you are a fiend for green, you’ll be missing those.  #2 and #4 were the two that were very fall-out prone.  I wore this palette on one eye, and after nine hours of wear, there is no creasing, but there is a noticeable amount of fall out–the sparkles in this are finer, so they’re not as large or as visible as glitter would be. I did experience fading with #4 and #5 that was noticeable after seven and a half hours of wear.
Greenluxe #1 is a warm-toned beige with a pearly sheen. It was semi-sheer applied dry and semi-opaque applied wet. 
Greenluxe #2 is a pale, light gold with a sparkly, metallic finish. It had semi-sheer color payoff when applied dry but was very loose/crumbly; applied wet, it smoothed out better but would do best with a pressing and crushing technique.
Greenluxe #3 is a dirty gold, kind of pewter-like, but I’d say it’s a little warm to be a true pewter. I’m a total sucker for shades like this, though, because they can look warmer or cooler, depending on what you pair them with. Dry, it had fairly opaque color payoff but was somewhat powdery. Wet, it was smoother, sparkly without being too glittery.
Greenluxe #4 is a blackened green (more like a tint of green) and forest green and gold sparkle and shimmer. Dry, it’s a little gritty from the high sparkle content, and applied wet, it does apply more smoothly with a richer base color, but it still needs to be layered and packed on a bit to get good coverage. 
Greenluxe #5 is a reddish brown with a teal duochrome finish. Dry, it looks warmer and browner, while wet it takes on a more dominant teal coloring. . 
 
Here are the swatches : 


Hope that helped 

Mimi 
xoxo

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Luxurious Sugar Scrub Recipe [Easy!] <3

Luxurious Sugar Scrub Recipe [Easy!]

FACT: Sugar is not good for your intestines!

FACT: Sugar can be very good for your skin…

Those expensive sugar scrubs you see in department stores and spas… they cost pennies to make! Sugar scrubs are a simple beauty recipe with countless variations, and they can be incredibly moisturizing and exfoliating to the skin.

If you are new to making your own beauty products (or even if you are a veteran natural beauty alchemist) I highly encourage you to try out these sugar scrub recipes.

They can be used on face, body or (especially) feet for silky skin. You can add endless ingredients for your desired outcome, and they take under ten minutes to make.

Convinced yet?

Here’s The Basic Recipe:

Use 2 parts sugar (regular white or brown sugar work great) to 1 part oil (almond, olive and coconut are great), add 1/2 tsp Vitamin E oil (or the gel from a few capsules), add other optional ingredients, and mix well.

Sound simple? It is!

Here are a few of my favorite combinations:

Pumpkin Pie Scrub: 1 cup of brown sugar, 1/2 cup coconut oil, 1/2 tsp vitamin E oil and 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spices (or just 1/2 tsp cinnamon)
Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub: 1 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup almond oil, 1/2 tsp Vitamin E oil and 1 tsp real vanilla extract
Lemon Hand Scrub (for after washing dishes): 1 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/2 tsp vitamin E oil, 15-20 drops (or more) of lemon or orange essential oil
Vanilla Lavender Relaxing Facial Scrub: 1 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup almond oil, 1/2 tsp Vitamin E oil, 1/2 tsp real vanilla extract and 15 drops lavender essential oil
These last on the counter for up to 2 months (or more) and smell good enough to eat… Actually, they are good enough to eat, but don’t… sugar is bad for your intestines!

Ever made your own sugar scrub or facial products? What is your favorite combination? Let me know below!


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Check this channel out :D !!

Hey lovelies ! 
Sorry i was MIA .. Sarting from this month , I decided that I will share with you a new YouTube channel that's just stating out but does have great potential ... That will be monthly .. :D
So this month's YouTube channel is
 http://www.youtube.com/user/1xoxosweetcandy?feature=

Please go check out her videos and thumbs up if you like it ... 
Stay tuned for this month's faves ! 

Xoxo ... 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Searching for the best eyeliner ever ?!

Why You’ll Love It (From Maybelline website)
Only our oil-free formula can hold highly concentrated pigments in a clear gel base.
So color is more intense and lines resist wear for 24 hours.
Smudge-proof and Water-proof.
The most intense line for lasting drama.
Directions to use:

DEFINED LOOK – Define–yuu in small strokes, glide liner across lash line from inner to outer corner
DRAMATIC LOOK – Define– in small strokes, glide liner across lash line from inner to outer corner
Enhance – extend and thicken line from outer corner up towards brow; wing out for extra drama
Removes easily with soap and water or with Maybelline New York Expert Eyes Eye Makeup Remover Towelettes.
The tub-
The tub is small… It contains 2.8 g of product. The tub is good but the lid is very cheap aluminum foil thin.

The product-

The long wearing creamy gel texture provides the desired intense lines with a smooth, even application. (Pack info)
The gel is really creamy. Glides on real smooth.
The texture is creamier than a gel.




Friday, February 1, 2013

Tutorial :pink ombre nails ♥

Hey lovelies.

today's tutorial is going to be a nail tutorial ..^.^

Ombre nails .. 


You will need :

A sponge 
white nail polish
and your favorite nail colors 




Steps :
first apply white nail polish then let it dry then add your colors on the sponge as above and start taping it on your nails .
repeat this step until the colors are opaque ..(2-3 times )

pictures :




Final look :



Hope you liked it ,

 xoxo



Wednesday, January 30, 2013

♡Tutorial :using NAKED 2 palette ♡


Hey lovelies.

Today's look is using naked 2 palette since most of you already have it..

Here is the final look ..



Steps to achieve this look ..

1- first prime your lid using urban decay primer potion 
2- using MAC224 tapered blending brush dust the color "TEASE" in the crease .. 
3-using MAC 239 eye shader brush .. press the color "blackout " on the lid and try not to add any of that black color in the crease ..
4-using MAC 217 blending brush ..blend the color "busted " in the crease ..
5-using the 219 brush , put bootycall in the inner corner and as the underbrow highlighter ..

I also used on top of bootycall the bourjois highlighter but you don't have to do this step 

under the eye I used from inside to outside .. bootycall,busted then blackout 

Mascara:benefit they're real ...

and you are finished 
voila :)

 .. the finished look 



hope you enjoyed this ,
if you tried this look , I would love to see it ..and post your version in the comments below ..

xoxo

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Review :Bourjois bronzing powder 52 ♡



What I love about it :

 Cute packaging
Sheer powder – makes it easy to use
Buildable color intensity
Blends easily 
Matte finish with sparse minute gold shimmer
good price 

What I hate about it : 

Staying power, barely 6 hours and May be discontinued

In conclusion, not only is it the most inexpensive bronzer I have ever used but it is probably the BEST. Yes, I said it, the best bronzer I have ever used! I am going to go and pick a few more up just in case they sell out of stop producing them and I suggest you do to. The smell, the finish and the colour are simply wonderful. 

Hope that was helpful,
xoxo



Review :Bourjois Delice de Poudre Highlighting Powder ♡

I just thought I would share with you all a product that I had for years now and still in love with it. !





Overall rating: 4/5
Price: 3/5
Packaging quality: 4/5
Would I buy this again? Yes :D
WHAT IS IT? A powder highlighter by Bourjois.


HOW DO YOU USE IT? Lightly tap your fan brush over the powder and then apply to the high planes of your face – cheekbones, chin and centre of the nose for a glow from within. Can also be applied to décolletage.
WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE? The powder, shaped like a block of chocolate, is housed in a cardboard book style.

TEXTURE AND/OR SMELL: Smooth and silky to touch with a slight chocolate-y smell.
Inside, it says (on the packaging):
“Give into your craving and enhance your beauty! All the intensity of light captured in a fine pearly powder for an instant burst of radiance. Its delicious perfume and ultra soft texture will have you melting with pleasure. Apply with the brush over your delletage and add highlights to your face (forehead, cheekbones, chin) for a sheer luminous result”.
I used this today to highlight my cheeks and my brow bones and I am impressed. It gave me the most subtle and radiant glow!
The pearly layer over the powder means a *slight* shimmer only when the light hits and not glittertastic like many highlighters.
As a browbone highlighter, it gives a very soft and glowy effect which I love! I’ve been using other highlighters which just seem so harsh.
The texture itself is fantastic! Smooth like butter and great pigmentation for a highlighting powder. I didn’t have to reapply the powder nor redip my brush again onto the powder.
Now..the smell. Usually, I am not a fan of fragrances in cosmetics cos half the time, it doesn’t smell that nice but this surprised me. It’s got a nice chocolate vanilla smell and it’s not overpowering. More of light scent which doesn’t actually linger after you’ve applied it to your face.
overall ,it is one of favorites..really love it :)
Hope that was helpful ,
 xoxo




Monday, January 28, 2013

Benefit Cosmetics Kit Power! ♡


Another review for all the Makeup Junkies! Benefit Cosmetics is starting 2013 just right with these absolutely gorgeous kits !
 From sultry eyes to glowing skin, there's definitely something for all your beauty needs. 

I'm a huge fan of Benefit and I've tried almost all their products. 

I didn't try them yet ..did any of you try these ?
if so ,which one do you recommend ?? 


Stay tuned for the upcoming review on these !! =)

Review :Makeup Forever HD Cream Blush




I love how smooth these feel on the skin!
 The colors are gorgeous and give you that healthy glow without feeling heavy like some cream blushes can.  
The only thing I don’t like is the pump can put out too much, 
  Overall I think this is a unique and amazing product!
would I buy it again ?? YES ! YES ! YESSS :D


Swatches ..
                                   4           5             1           7              6

All the available shades : 



Hope that was helpful ,
xoxo