Jun 19, 2011

NYX soft matte lip creams: A review

Hello my lovelies! How are you today ? :D I am soo happy! Today the post office man paid me a visit ... with products from NYX ! Last week I ordered two soft matte lip creams from NYX cosmetics though iSync at Ebay. I already owned the Monte Carlo shade, but just to be sure, I ordered some more shades to have a whole opinion about them. 

NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams



Neither lipstick nor lip gloss—this is matte lip cream. A new kind of pout paint that goes on silky smooth and sets to a matte finish. Soft Matte Lip Cream is surprisingly durable and, unlike some matte lipstick formulas, also moisturizing. Available in 11 lip colors.



Net weight 0.23 oz / 6.5g / Made in China 

Cruelty Free and Hypoallergenic 



Packaging 
Sleek packaging (looks like a mac lip glass). It's plastic with a soft rubber screw (lid) top. Inside the it is a doe foot applicator (like in all lip glosses). It's not messy at all.

Product Inside 
It's not a lipstick It's not a gloss...
1st look: It's a creamy product, almost like a whipped cream or a mousse... Dries matte
2nd look: The colour payoff is incredible! Pigmentation level? A lot! The funny thing is that you can apply it with a light hand to get a barely there touch of colour or build it up and get an intense/bold pout.

Lasting power 
It's decent. Lasts longer on the lips than a lipgloss. It's comparable to a long lasting but not a lip stain.I would say it lasted on my lips for 4-5 hours ? Without fading...(the Monte Carlo shade which is almost a blood red color)


Where to find? 
You can get it online. Either from ebay (link in the beginning - trusted seller- bought many times from him) or from Love makeup shop .

Recommend?
Yes!!!!! For me it gets a 9/10 
It's reasonably priced , you get a decent amount of product. It's totally foolproof and easy to use.Just throw it in your purse and you are ready to go. Since it's matte , you don't get shimmer.


These swatches are accurate! Thank god i found a good window!!







Have you tried them ? or any NYX products?
Do you have a favorite ?

Happy Father's day!

Kisses , Anastasia 





Jun 12, 2011

St Tropez Everyday Gradual Self tan : A review

Hello girls ! How are you :D I hope you all enjoy the summer ! (Now I am blogging during a thunderstorm)


 This is a review about the gradual self tan I've been using lately. 


St.Tropez Everyday 



  • This self tanner is gradual, which means it develops within a few days. It is available in 2 shades. Light to Medium and Medium to Dark
  • Retails for 12 pounds / 15 euros but you can get it on sales for less (like I did).
  • It's a bottle of 200ml / 6.7 fl oz e
  • Available at Sephora and online 

As a self tan newbie with St.Tropez, I bought the Medium/Dark shade , since I've experienced yellow/orange tan with tanners for fair skin tones.(I am ghostly fair).

1st Day : When it arrived I was too eager to try it. I didn't scrub ,I just applied it... that's bad... It was very dark for me. It went slightly patchy on. It was wrong that I got the Medium/Dark shade. Disappointed.

2nd Day: I thought that since it was too concentrated for me, I could reduce the concentration by mixing it with a body lotion! And it worked! My skin was a hint darker after just 6 hours.

3rd Day : Didn't apply.
4rd Day : Applied once again. All over the body. Very pleased!

Application

On the website it says you can use it with your bare hands, but wash them after application. I was afraid of stains so I wore latex gloves on each application to avoid dark palms. I mixed 2 parts of the tanner and 1 part of regular body moisturizer. I applied it with circular motions all over my body and neck. As for the face, I just mixed it with my face moisturizer! After that, I wore very baggy and dark colored clothing. I sat on my desk chair and studied (I was on exams). It dried completely within 3 hours. It left my skin very silky feeling and shiny (no shimmer). 

Overall, see for yourself in this picture. I left my wrist and hands without putting self tanner so you can see the difference.


(ignore my hairy hands plz :p )


Pros 

1. No orange/yellow tint :)
2. No biscuit smell !!! (hurrayy)
3. Decent amount of product / You don't need a lot
4. No streaks 
5. No stains (on bed sheets or chair)
6. Tan lasts for 5 days - After 5 days it fades gradually

Cons

1. A bit pricey (I guess there are other self tanners with better price)
2. You have to blend it very well and have your skin VERY WELL SCRUBBED.
3. Avoid applying directly the product on your knees,elbows and ankles, because the rough skin will pick up more color making the look dirty.


Kisses , Anastasia 

Do you use self tanner? If yes, which ?



Jun 5, 2011

May Faves and Regrets

Hello and ...good very very early morning :) It's a very very hot night ... As i was planning (and recently requested by Natalie) these are my favorite (and a regret) products and mostly used during May !


1) 100% pure aloe vera gel (almost gone! favorite moisturizer)
2) NYX concealer in jar - Beige with Elf blending brush
3) Benefit - Bluffdust & puff (yellow powder counteracts with redness)
Gives flawless finish!
4) Aknicare Cream (lightwight gel prevents blemishes)
5) Oriflame Pancy Flower soothing eye gel (very moisturizing & cooling gel)
6)Oriflame very me eyeliner in Mocha Loca
7)Elf clear nail polish (using it as a top coat)
8) Eyeko nail polish - Nude (loving it, i have it on my toes for a pastel stylish pedi)
9) Elf liquid lipstick in Perfect Pink (if you like sticky lips - stunning shade)
10) Vichy capital soleil sunblock ! I forgot to include it in the picture above! but it's my favorite like 3 months now!

(here is the swatch of the elf liquid lipstick in Perfect Pink)


This month I quitted my BB cream or any foundation , since the weather is sooo hot !

And my regret....

Sorry Barry M , i had so many expectations after trying out your lipglosses. But the lip paints? Terrible...
No pigmentation... Looks like a lipbalm, but not a moisturizing one! Only makes dry patches on the lips...
I got the Dolly Pink shade... terrible



Which are your favorites for May ? 
Do you regret buying something?

Kisses Anastasiaaaa

Jun 1, 2011

Awards!

Good morning ! It's officially SUMMER !! I am so excited !! 1st of June !

These are my first awards ever! Thank you Argyrousa !!
I love them :D:D




When you get the award you have to :
1)Τhank the person who gave you the award and link back to their blog in your post



2)Τell 7 things about yourself
3)Award 15 other blogs & contact the bloggers to let them know that they received the award.

 Thank you Argyrousa !!

 7 things :

1) I am Pisces
2) I am addicted to self tanner.
3) I looove ION chocolate!
4) My favorite food is Bolognese Pasta
5) I am very sensitive.
6) I dislike my toes.
7) I collect stuffed toys (bears, bunnies)


I pass these awards to :




Δεν μπόρεσα να στείλω σε όλες email γιατί δεν το ανέφεραν στον blog τους. 

How do you feel today ? :) Anyone else excited about summer ? (except me?)