Friday, 13 April 2012

Polka dots theme

Very simple mani with polka dots today ;) I've used Essie - Mint Candy Apple as a base and stamped with Barry M Foil Effects in silver. As I said million times before, I need to get some more practice in applying the stamps as some dots look a bit blurry. But despite that I was happy with the result :)

My new ring - F&F

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

My first ever purchase in PUPA

I'm not sure why I've bought exactly an eyeliner as a first thing in Pupa..... they had so many eye-shadows, lipsticks or nail polishes in their beautifully decorated shop, but I thought the eyeliner would be a nice start :). I went for a neutral brown colour in no. 19.

I was very surprised with the quality of this eyeliner, it so creamy and soft, blends very easily and the pigmentation is amazing. It's often being compared to the Urban Decay 24/7 glide-on eye pencil and I can only confirm that it's definitely as good as the Urban Decay one, but for less money ;)

I can't wait to try other Pupa products x

soft blending tool on the opposite end of the pencil for smudging

it must be sharpen quite often as it's very soft

Sorry for not listing all the make up products I used for this look, but honestly - I don't remember :( But I definitely know that I've used my new Pupa pencil!

Friday, 23 March 2012

Pink nails from the archive

I have found some old photos which I haven't posted yet, so I thought I'd share them with you :) It's a swatch of a beautiful fuchsia nail polish from Sally Hansen.

Products used:
Sally Hansen - Fuchsia Power
Barry M - Strawberry Ice Cream
Bundle Monster plate no. BM14
Topcoat (don't remember which one)

Sally Hansen - Fuchsia Power

Bundle Monster design - plate no. BM14 - cupcake
I miss my long nails!

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Time for Romance

Just a quick swatch for you today - Essence - Time for Romance. I'm not really sure if I like it that much, but wanted to share with you anyway ;)

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

My short nude nails

I'm wearing short nails for about 2 months now as they are recovering from the gel manicure. They are still very soft and damaged, but they are growing! :) I got quite used to it now and even decided to stamp them today ;) I've always had problems when I was stamping my long nails as the design was too small.... and now it fits perfect!

I used:
  • Nubar foundation nail base coat
  • She nail polish in 322
  • Nubar diamont seal & shine top coat
  • Bundle Monster plate BM19
  • China Glaze Robotika for stamping
  • Seche Vite top coat

Thursday, 19 January 2012

My Dior Story with a happy end

Today I want to share with you my very positive experience with Dior I've had recently. Let's start with a purchase of my long time wanted Dior perfume - Miss Dior Chérie. Every time I went around the Dior counter I sprayed it on my wrist and loved it. As my birthday was coming closer I knew what present I was getting - my husband bought it for me at the Duty-free shop. I wore it couple of times and realized that it smells somehow different than the one I tried so many times in the shop. The fact it didn't last long enough on my skin was also a big disappointment. Normally when you wear a new perfume you can smell it constantly on your skin for the first few days - but Chérie wasn't the case. Then I've googled it and found out that Dior changed a formula of this perfume and I'd got this new edition.

I've contacted the Dior customer services and explained what the problem was and that I'm not happy with my new Chérie at all :( They have kindly offered me that I can send the perfume back to their main office in France (for examination) and choose another product in the same value. I got sooo excited...... but I didn't want to get a perfume again so I went for 5 Couleurs and Poudre Shimmer (even though I really wanted Diorskin Nude Glow, but unfortunately it was unavailable).
I was dealing with lovely ladies (Stéphanie, Nadjaah, Aliya) who ensured the parcel was delivered to me even after two unsuccessful attempts. I'm very pleased with the customer service I received from them!

Ok that's enough of writing, let's have a look at the products:

I've picked the eyeshadows - 5 Couleurs in 754 Rose Tan and highlighter Poudre Shimmer in 002 Amber Diamond

Both products are amazing quality and I feel so special when using them because even the packaging on it's own is very pretty.

The colours in the eyeshadow palette are great for creating nude, everyday eyes. I like to apply the colour in the middle to my inner corner (I'll do a FOTD post using this lovely palette soon.)

5 Couleurs in 754 Rose Tan - no flash

5 Couleurs in 754 Rose Tan - with flash  
5 Couleurs in 754 Rose Tan - swatch  

There are already too many reviews on the Poudre Shimmer highlighter, but anyway I still want to mention that this product is sooooo great... you have to try yourself to understand what I mean :) It gives just the perfect glow to your cheekbones - bright but not too glittery.

Poudre Shimmer 002 Amber Diamond - no flash
Poudre Shimmer 002 Amber Diamond - with flash  

Poudre Shimmer 002 Amber Diamond - swatch  

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Nubar - Raspberry Truffle

First of all I'd like to wish you all my dear readers a very Happy New Year!

Let's start my first post in 2012 with a resolution that I will try to post at least once a week from now on :) I've collated quite a lot of material and pictures, but didn't really get a chance to post them.

Today I want to show you a beautiful nail polish from Nubar - Raspberry Truffle. To be honest, I wanted to get OPI - Tease-y Does It! initially, but then I've read that Raspberry Truffle is a great dupe for Tease-y Does It! and as I wanted to save some money I went for the cheaper option ;) I love this colour, it's perfect for winter, application was very smooth and it's pretty opaque.
Please excuse my nails as I was letting my nails grow out from gel so it might be a bit visible that half of my nail is natural and half is gel.
At the moment I'm wearing very short nails as my gels already grew out completely. I can't wait until my natural nails will be stronger and grow nice and long again!