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Zoya nail polish: Tama

Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Zoya nail polish: Tama


Zoya nail polish: Tama
Look at this close-up and this color, isn't it gorgeous? I am in love with Tama! This bold color and this will probably become one of my favorite nail polish this year. The perfect girly touch for this summer. This is a shimmery/metallic fuchsia color with purple undertone and the most colorful polish I have.

Zoya nail polish: Tama

Zoya nail polish: Tama

How cute this is! It is, as usual with all my Zoya nail polishes, very creamy and opaque. Make sure to apply a base coat to prevent your nails to become yellow because this is extremely pigmented!

Zoya nail polish: Tama

Zoya nail polish: Tama

I did a haul post, so if you are interested, it's HERE and there is a review of a baby pink "Jornada" nail polish HERE!

Zoya nail polish: Tama

Zoya nail polish: Jordana

Monday, January 30, 2012

Zoya nail polish: Jordana

Zoya nail polish: Jordana
Here is some close-up of my Zoya haul , and the first nail polish is Jordana, a pretty baby pink shade with a hint of pearls in it. As I told you in my previous post, the pearly effect is very light, not really visible, it only add a little bit of texture to the creamy color.

Zoya nail polish: Jordana

Zoya nail polish: Jordana

Jordana is the perfect shade to start spring and so pretty for summer too. I am nut very used to wear such girly color but I like it a lot. I gives to my hand a fresh and healthy look.

Zoya nail polish: Jordana

You can see the pearly/iridescent finish of the varnish in the bottle here.
Zoya nail polish: Jordana

I love this long lasting nail polish. It last longer than one week without any chip, which is not so easy to find!
Zoya nail polish: Jordana



Revlon Colorstay Creme Gel Eyeliner Brown and Plum – Review and Swatches



Revlon Colorstay Creme Gel Eyeliner Brown and Plum – Review and Swatches


One of my resolution this year is to spend my money more wisely...hum, so for that, I am exploring much more than ever   a lot of drugstore products. And I have to say that I discovered some very nice quality items like those two Revlon Colorstay Creme Gel Eyeliners!

I picked up a vivid color because I like to wear more colorful make-up during spring and summer (I know, it is still winter, but I like to anticipate :)) and a neutral brown shade for everyday life.
It is smaller than a Mac Fluidline gel eyeliner (0.10 US oz for Fluidine and 0.08 US oz for Revlon) , but for the price, it is ok!


Revlon Colorstay Creme Gel Eyeliner Brown and Plum – Review and Swatches


Revlon Colorstay Creme Gel Eyeliner Brown and Plum – Review and Swatches

Revlon Colorstay Creme Gel Eyeliner Brown and Plum – Review and Swatches
 Revlon Colorstay Creme Gel Eyeliner Brown and Plum – Review and Swatches

Revlon Colorstay Creme Gel Eyeliner Brown and Plum – Review and Swatches

As you can see, the brush is included in the cap, which is very convenient. It has the perfect size to draw a precise line and it doesn't take too much room in your make-up bag.

Revlon Colorstay Creme Gel Eyeliner Brown and Plum – Review and Swatches

Revlon Colorstay Creme Gel Eyeliner Brown and Plum – Review and Swatches


The consistency is creamy and very pigmented. It is a long lasting gel eyeliner and even very difficult to remove. I need to swipe more than I usually need. It doesn't smudge at all, nor crease and it is not even caky when you apply a good amount of the gel contrary to Mac Fluidline or Maybelline gel eyeliners.

This brown creme gel eyeliner is my go to eyeliner. I like how intense it is and you can notice some tiny glitter flecks, which are almost invisible.
This plum eyeliner is also very pigmented and on the cool side. This will be pretty to spice up the look.


Overall & Verdict:

♡♡♡♡/5

Pros:
+ long lasting
+ doesn't smudge, crease,
+ is not caky
+ affordable, $9

Cons:
- Difficult to remove!





Easy Black Smokey Eyes Look For asian monolids

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Easy Black Smokey Eyes Look For asian monolids

Today's video and post is a make-up tutorial, this is an easy black smokey eyes look. This was really easy to achieve and I only used few basic products and one in particular that I reviewed in my previous post: Rimmel Glam'Eyes Quad Eye Shadow Smokey Noir.

Easy Black Smokey Eyes Look For asian monolids


Smokey eyes do not mean that you can't have bold lips at the same time! It is only a question of dosage and how to balance that in a pretty way!
Here is the video with  some explanations:





Easy Black Smokey Eyes Look For asian monolids

Here are all the products I used!

List of the products:
Eyes:
Lips:

Easy Black Smokey Eyes Look For asian monolids

Before and after...

Easy Black Smokey Eyes Look For asian monolids

Easy Black Smokey Eyes Look For asian monolids

Because my smokey eyes is not to intense and also because I only used the same range of shades, black and gray, I don't think this is too much to apply this gorgeous raspberry lip gloss from Nars.

Easy Black Smokey Eyes Look For asian monolids


The most important I think, is to blend your eyeshadow as much as you can to avoid any harsh line between your eyeliner, the darkest shade to the lightest. Make sure to create a gradient effect.

Easy Black Smokey Eyes Look For asian monolids

I love false lashes especially for evening looks and because my natural lashes are just the tiniest and straightest ever... Semi lashes are great to create a more natural look.



NARS Larger Than Life Lip Gloss-Place Vendome

Rimmel Black Smokey Eye Quad

Monday, January 23, 2012

Rimmel Black Smokey Eye Quad



Rimmel Black Smokey Eyes Quad
Today's review is about a Rimmel quad, especially made to create a black and gray smokey eye look. This drugstore quad has the right selection of shades that helps you to emphasize your eyes and have a sexy night look for less.
Rimmel Black Smokey Eye Quad
The swatches of this little palette looks pretty nice but I had to apply several layers to achieve this pigmentation and press a bit with the sponge. For those who have some time to work this out and have the patience, this is good, but for those, like me, who like very pigmented eyeshadows, this is a product which I can easily live without!
But as usual, it depend on how you use and apply these eyeshadows. I use an eye primer and if you want an extra long lasting effect, you can aso use an eye pencil before the application of the eyeshadows.
I will upload this week, a video, where I use this palette, to show you how easy it is to achieve a pretty intense smokey look for less, so stay tune for the make-up tutorial girls!


Overall & Verdict:
♡♡♡/5
Pros:
+ Good range of color to create the perfect smokey look
+ affordable
Cons:
- Poor pigmentation

Sigma Make Me Blush Travel Kit - Review

Monday, January 16, 2012




Hi Guys,

Today's featured product is my lovely Sigma Make Me Blush Travel Kit. A cute hot pink (very girly)  set with the perfect combo especially for beginners and for travelers!



This set comes with seven travel-size brushes and it goes from foundation (3 brushes)  to eye brushes (4 brushes).

The combination is for me, the perfect one. It is simple and goes right in the subject. I generally only buy single products because I don't find their kit very practical but this one has everything I like. It treats everything and what is the most interesting is the selection of eye brushes. 

We have: 

1 big powder brush - F30
1 contour brush - F40
1 foundation brush - F60
1 tapered blending brush - E40
1 shading brush - E55
1 pencil brush - E30
1 angle brush - E65


How cute this is! I keep all my eye brushes together and the rest on the second holder. 




I love this container that turns into two brush holders to keep everything organized.


I appreciate the details, it feels clean and rich.





All the brushes comes from their best selling products. My favorite ones are the angle large contour brush, the the eye shading, the pencil and the small angle brush. 




Large Powder - F30

A very dense natural bristles brush with a rounded top. Ideal to apply powder products on face and body. 




Large angled contour - F40

The angle shape makes this brush ideal to apply blush or contour shades. It has natural bristles. I love how the powder blends with it. This brush is also very soft and the shape help to control the application. I recommend that for beginners.



Foundation - F60

This brush can be use to apply liquid or cream foundation. It has synthetic bristles. This is a traditional foundation brush and I like it but nothing can replace my Round Top Kabuki  brush :)



Tapered blending - E40

Rounded and tapered top. Specially designed to apply and blend color on the crease. It has natural bristles.


Eye shading - E55

Soft and dense with a rounded finish. Can be used to apply pressed or loose eye shadows and pigments. It has natural bristles.
This brush is perfect to apply colors on all over the lid, it is so much faster to use this brush that a regular blending brush or to apply highlighter on your brow bone. If you want more intense effect, this brush is made for you.



Precise application of color on the crease, outer corner, upper and lower lash line, with natural bristles. One of my favorite one.


I just wanted to show you the regular pencil brush. As you can see the sizes are different but it doesn't bother me. I find it rather practical in fact.



Essential for the application of gel or cream eye liner on the upper and lower lash line. With synthetic bristles.



Just to compare the regular size brush and the travel kit one.





This is probably the most generous gift that a cosmetic company does. A small size blending brush, one of my favorite brush of their collection. You can have it if you purchase for $30 of more. Clic on my banner or on my links and enjoy! You can also have 10% off with the coupon code: 0112XJML




 ♡Overall & Verdict: 

♡♡♡♡/5

♡Pros: 

+ Cute hot pink container
+ Very convenient holders
+ Perfect kit for beginners and travelers
+ Perfect combination of brushes
+ $59.00

♡Cons: 

- Nothing to declare!






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