Sep 28, 2011

NYX Powder Blush Angel : A review

Hello girls! I'm here to talk to you about my FAVORITE blush for the past 2 months!
This is...

NYX powder blush in Angel

Color ?
The color is kind of a weirdo... when i look at it, is a very light peachy pink color (everyone describes it like that :P). There is some shimmer too, but very minimal and discreet

Pigmentation ?
This blush is very pigmented but sheer at the same time. On fair/light girls looks very natural , while on darker skin tones it would be a great highlighter!

NOTE: NYX IS CRUELTY FREE !


(sun light)

(this swatch is really correct!)

      left: heavy application          right: light application

(no foundation no concealer no powder - on bare skin)



This is an extremely versatile blusher. It can be used lightly for an everyday polished look or you can build it up a bit for more intense color pay off. I absolutely love the finish it gives. 

Overall 

Pros
1. Beautiful flattering everyday color.
2. Subtle shimmer - doent's show on the skin
 (looks more like a satin finish)
3. Affordable! Retails from 4-6 $ or on ebay (favorite seller)

Cons
1. A bit powdery, but it doesn't bother me for the price!



Do you have this blush ? Do you like NYX blushers?


Sep 24, 2011

Giveaway from Pixics

Good morning girls! I have interesting giveaway news this Saturday !  Pixics.com is an online indie fashion shop holding a really interesting giveaway! I thought that you HAD to know about it!

The first prize is this gorgeous MAC Hello Kitty Pallete.

In order to win it, you have to go to their giveaway page
and fill the form.


  • Enter your name and email address
  • Share their giveaway to your Facebook page
  • Like Pixics Facebook page and leave a comment about your favorite Pixics product on their Facebook wall. 

Also there are two more mystery prizes for the 2nd and 3rd winner! 

I already entered! 


Καλημέρα κορίτσια!! Έχω ενδιαφέροντα νέα!! Πήρε το μάτι μου πρόσφατα ένα giveaway από το Pixics.com , ένα indie μαγαζί στο ίντερνετ για την παλέτα της MAC Hello Kitty ! Φαίνεται ενδιαφέρον δώρο και θεώρησα ότι έπρεπε να το δημοσιεύσω! Για να την κερδίσετε χρειάζεται απλά να κάνετε τα εξής :

1. Να πάτε στο site τους και να βάλετε στη ειδική φόρμα όνομα και email .

2. Να δημοσιεύσετε στο Facebook το διαγωνισμό τους.

3. Να κάνετε like στο Facebook τη σελίδα τους και να γράψετε στο wall τους ποιο από τα προιόντα τους σας αρέσει! (Απλά μπείτε στο site και δείτε κάποιο από αυτά! Έχουν διάφορα ρούχα, t-shirts, μανό και αξεσουάρ) 


Αυτά για σήμερα! 
Πώς σας φαίνεται αυτός ο διαγωνισμός; Θα συμμετάσχετε; 

This is it for today! 
What do you think about this contest/giveaways ? Are you about to enter? 



Sep 19, 2011

How are you Barry M ? Peachy...

I know it's been a long time no see (no post!), but while doing latin (i know...) i was playing around (only for a few seconds) with the latest addition to my nail polish collection!

Barry M Nail Paint - Peach Melba

I know it's not the ideal colour for fall, but i like it, just because it's not fall yet! The weather is still hot and steamy here! Besides, many girls prefer a more "neutral" and "minimal"manicure even in the winter.

It's my first Barry M nail paint!

Color : Peach/pinky-peach/ slightly on the neon side of orange/peach. (i think you got it :P)

Things I like about this

1. Great color , totally opaque in just 2 coats!
2. Nice sturdy packaging.
3. Lasts about 3-4 days ? without a top coat.
4. Quite cheap -  2.50 pounds

Things I don't like (or not so sure about)

1. Thin applicator, slightly streaky (or tricky) to apply
2. After the second coat, it gets a bit.. bubbly on top ?

WARNING ! Tiny nails , i'm getting through my nail biting addiction. 



So... let the pictures talk for themselves!




(tiny applicator - latin on the background)



So are you fan of Barry M nail paints? Have you tried them ?
Do you recommend any colors ?


Sep 7, 2011

DIY: Oatmeal Face Mask

Fall is officially here! Even though summer is gone, fall is a beautiful season with it's ups and downs.
Usually the skin gets drier in autumn, because of the low (or lower) temperature. This is an amazing hydrating, rejuvenating and cleansing mask for all skin types, especially normal/dry skin. Works well on oily/combo skin as it adds moisture to the skin.

It's really easy to prepare, you'll need :

Ingredients
1 tbsp oatmeal / 1 κουταλιά βρώμη
1 tbsp yogurt (live and unflavored) / 1 κουταλιά φρέσκο γιαούρτι (όχι επιδόρπιο γιαουρτιού)
A little bit of honey (half a tsp) / λίγο μέλι (μισό κουταλάκι του γλυκού)

Preparation

Mix the yogurt and the oatmeal / Αναμείξτε το γιαούρτι με τη βρώμη

Warm the honey(taking a spoon and heating it in warm water, then dip it in honey) and mix it in the yogurt-oatmeal mixture / Ζεστάνετε λίγο το μέλι (βάζοντας ένα κουταλάκι σε ζεστό νερό και μετά βάλτε το μέσα στο μέλι και ανακατέψτε το στο υπόλοιπο μείγμα του γιουρτιού-βρώμης


Apply on the face and leave it for 10 min. Rinse out with warm water/ Απλώστε στο πρόσωπο και αφήστε το για 10 λεπτά, ξεπλύνετε με χλιαρό νερό.
Apply moisturizer (if needed) / Απλώστε ενυδατική κρέμα (αν χρειάζεται).





Would you try this face mask? 
Do you like making your own homemade natural skincare products?

xoxo Anastasia



Sep 4, 2011

Giveaway WINNER!!!

The winner of the BB cream giveaway....... is.....


OLGAAA!!!



I will contact Olga. If she doesn't respond within 3 days i'll repeat the random pick!

Sep 2, 2011

Top 10 Lip Products (all year around)

I was not in the mood for an August Favorites post, since they are about the same with July's.
So these are my top 10 lip product picks. (random order) 

1. NYX Round Lipstick in Tea Rose 
2. NYX Matte Lip Cream in Instabul
3. Estee Lauder Lipstick in Tea Rose
4. Revlon Super Lustrous Ltd Lipstick in Pink orchid
5. Korres Lip Butter in Wild Rose
6. Barry M Lipgloss in Bubblegum Pink
7. Oriflame Lipgloss in Sugar Pink 
8. Oriflame Lip Balm
9. Rimmel Color Showoff Lipstick in Tell no one
10. Paul&Joe Lipstick C in 059 










Hope you liked the HD pictures! I lost my template and i'm still experimenting with a new theme, do you like it ? Please let me know ! :D

Which are your favorite lip products?

xoxo