Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Sleek Glory Palette 2012 Review

Hello there darlings! I've been gone to Bucharest this weekend so I haven't had much time to do any looks or post. Anyway, I ordered Sleek's newest palette, Glory 2012 and I thought about reviewing it for you guys! It's really hard to choose just one palette out of all those amazing ones Sleek has but hey, when you're on a budget, you're on a budget :))
So, what can I say about the palette...First of all, I'm a huge fan of resistant boxes for eyeshadows because i'm naturally clumsy and I drop them a lot. That's why I give Sleek a 10+ for the resistant casing :)) and why i prefer buying Sleek makeup.
The pigmentation is also great! The colors are mostly shimmery and soft and long lasting. I really love the fact that this palette has two ivory colors which I use a lot in my looks. I also did some swatches for Glory, hope you like it and I hope i'll have some time this week to do some looks with it and also with the amazing new Uniliners that Lime Crime sent me.

Names:   Left row (starting from the bottom one) - Tube, Overground, Bakerloo, Jubilee, Platform (matte), Northern
              Right row (starting from the bottom one) - District, Hammersmith and City, Piccadilly, Circle, Victoria, Central (matte)

Monday, October 15, 2012

Weekend Shopping Spree and News!

Hello luvs! :) Before I start, let me share some wonderful news! As some of you might know, I participated in the BH Cosmetics sponsored Back To School Competition  on  and a week ago I got an e-mail announcing that I had been chosen as one of the three winners! You can only imagine how happy I was :D I will be receiving some amazing prizes and I will post some pics as soon as they arrive but meanwhile this is what i'll be receiving.

28 Color Smokey Palette
Blush and Contour Palette

88 Lip Glos Palette

So this weekend turned out very nice despite the rainy weather. I visited my ex apartment mate from where I attended college for 2 years...well we actually went there to do some shopping since I never find anything nice in my town and my fiance can't find good shoes here either. The shopping spree was almost a success....I didn't find any winter coats worth the money (well there was a gorgeous one but it was white and I'm not good with being careful ). I ended up buying a Stradivarius denim shirt...i got an L one even tough I'm an M or S, a pair of tights from Terranova and Zara boots. :D Hope you like them!

My ZARA TRF booties :D nice and warm!

Stradivarius Denim Shirt

For any thoughts and suggestions feel free to comment! 

Monday, October 8, 2012

Coral in the sea Look with tutorial

Hello darlings! Sorry for being so late with the tutorial for this look. I've come down with the flu these days, sadly so I haven't had time for blogging much, and there's college to attend to and so on. Anyways, before I post the look and the tutorial, I wanted to share some amazing news with you girls. Lime Crime has come up with this new and absolutely amazing collection named "Alchemy".

The collection contains one eyeshadow palette with 5 stunning colors, two surreal lipsticks which will blow your mind and a "mook" which is a small booklet with photos. The collection is due to premiere on Oct 13th so keep your eyes peeled. As usual, they have been kind enough to provide me with the collection so I'm pretty excited to get it! It will be amazing! Aaaand, as the cherry on top of an exquisite chocolate cake, Lime Crime is preparing something'll find out pretty soon! Better stay tuned!

Back to our topic's the look I created and the products I used, along with a tutorial! Kisses!

Products used:
FACE: L'Oreal Le Teint Accord Parfait (Rose Ivory)
L'Oreal Concealer (Ivory)
Rimmel London Silky Loose Powder
E.l.f. illuminating cream

EYES: NYX primer
NYX Jumbo Pencil in Oyster
Lime Crime Aquataenia in Coral of the Story, Nautilus Prime and Atlanteal
Sleek Acid Palette
Flormar 5 color palette #06
Lime Crime Magic Dust in Top Hattie
Rimmel London Glam Eyes Liquid Liner
Lime Crime Uniliner in Lazuli
Avon Plump Out Mascara

CHEEKS: E.l.f. Beauty Encyclopedia Face Edition (Bronzer and Blush)
LIPS: Lime Crime Opaque Lipstick in My Beautiful Rocket + Centrifuchsia

Step 1: Prime your eyes and add NYX Jumbo Pencil in Oyster

Step 2: Add coral eyeshadow (Lime Crime Aquataenia in Coral of the Story)

Step 3: Highlight inner corner (Flormar 5 color palette #06 Light Pink)

Step 3: Add hot pink eyeshadow (Sleek Acid - Pink)

Step 4: Blend purple over (Sleek Acid-Purple)

Step 5: Blend the purple upward (Flormar 5 color palette #06 Light Purple)

Step 6: Add highlight (1) and navy blue (2) to lower lash line, stopping half way in 
( 1.Lime Crime in Top Hattie, 2.LC Aquataenia in Nautilus Prime)

Step 7: Continue with light shimmering blue  (LC Aquataenia in Atlanteal)

Step 8: Line and mascara your lashes (Rimmel London Glam Eyes Liner and LC Uniliner in Lazuli)

Hope you liked this tutorial! If you don't have those precise eyeshadows you can always find swatches or ask me to give you swatches from other more accessible palettes.

Also, as I promised, here are some photos of my new hair color (which is pretty much the same as the last one only it's darker and it has a violet hue). I've started using hair dye with ammonia and to my surprise I love makes my hair shiny!

Thanks to my fiance for the photos!