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September 21, 2014

Fall Makeup Look

Hello lovelies, long time no see. I'm trying to put myself back on schedule and be more consistent with blogging and vlogging because the past two months I've been really neglecting it and I kinda missed the interaction with you. So the other day I was playing with some makeup and was feeling kinda autumny and the results are what you see in the pictures. I'm quite have with the outcome and I actually really like this makeup look.

For foundation I used the Maybelline Fit Me in #120. I bought this foundation like a year and half ago and only this year, towards the end of summer, I managed to get some use out of it because I got tan enough for the color to much me quite nicely. That's a shame because this foundation would be a great one for colder months because it has a lovely dewy finish. As for the rest products on my face, I kept it pretty simple; Maybelline fit me concealer in shade #20 and for blush I used MUA blusher in Shade 2. Also as highlighter I used an Inglot eyshadow in #397.

On my eyes I started with the Essence I love stage eyeshadow primer. All of the eyeshadows are from the Too Faced Little Black Book of Beauty. First I applied the Light Beige all over the lid up to the brow for a nice base to work with. In the crease I used a nice mauve color, the Matte Rose, to add some warmth. On the outer 1/3 of the lid I added the Sigma eyeshadow in Resist and on top of it Purple Shimmer from the Too Faced palette for a pop of color. On the inner 2/3s I used the Little Pink shade and finally I added Warm Bronze Sparkle to half of lower lash line. Now for the winged eyeliner I used AVON Supershock liner in Blackberry and for mascara I used my beloved Maybelline The Colossal Go Extreme Volume.

Lastly, on my lips I used MAC lip liner in Cherry and my favorite autumn lipstick The Body Shop Color Crush in #125. In the pictures it looks way more bright red than it truly is, it's more of the wine red and I wore a lot during past Autumn and Winter!
I don't know about you but I'm really excited for Fall, it's my favorite season. Let me know in the comments below your thoughts about the makeup look and your favorite lipstick for this season.

August 4, 2014

Favorite Hair Oils

Garnier Miraculous Oil and Brushing Express Oil
Garnier Miraculous Oil and Miraculous Oil Brushing Express
Today I thought I would talk to you about my current 2 favorite hair oils that I've been using for the past 3, if not more, months. The 2 oils are both from Garnier and they are the original Miraculous Oil and the Miraculous Oil Brushing Express. My love for those 2 was gradually built because at first I was really skeptical about hair oils in general because I thought they would only make my hair feel and look greasy and nothing more. 

Garnier Miraculous Oil contains Argan Oil and it suits all hair types. It's main purpose is to condition your hair and make it soft, shiny and easy to brush. The very first thing that made me like it was the smell, it's divine! I can't really describe it but it's amazing,slightly sweet smell which will stay in your hair for couple hours.

Garnier Miraculous Oil Brushing Express contains Argan oil as well but it's main purpose is to protect you hair from heat and also speed up the time you need to blow dry your hair. While I can't say exactly whether it protects from heat, I can say that it actually does speed up the time you need. On the bottle says that you might get up to 2 times faster drying. Of course I was curious to see if that was true so what I did is to set timer when I was blow drying my hair and see how long it would take me. So while normally it would take me about 8 minutes to blow dry my hair with the hair oil it took me only around 5 minutes. It's not half of the original time but still it indeed lowered the time I needed.  There was only 1 thing that I didn't like with this oil and that was it's smell. On the internet some say that the smell reminds them of bubble gum and it kinda does but for it's not so pleasant to me. Thankfully over time the smell becomes less strong so now I don't mind it at all now.

Let me tell you now I use them. Both oils can be used on wet and dry hair but I mainly use them on wet unless I use some heat tool like straightener in which case I will use the Brushing Express oil on dry hair. For my hair length (my hair ends right on my boobs) I use 2 pumps of each oil. Before I blow dry ( lately though I haven't been using blow dryer but I still use the oil) I add 2 pumps of the Miraculous Oil Brushing Express on my hair and I'm applying from the bottom working my way up. I mainly focus on my ends and with whatever left I go though the rest of my hair. Then I will blow dry my hair until it's almost dry and then use 2 pumps of the Miraculous Oil and apply it the same way as I did before and after that I finish blow drying my hair. If you apply them the same way as I did and won't use too much of it ,your hair won't look greasy but obviously since we are talking about oils if you over do it or put too much near your roots you will end up with slightly greasy hair.

So those past 3 or so months, since I started using the oils, I stopped using hair conditioner. Not only my hair doesn't feel dry or look dry but I also haven't noticed any split ends or whatsoever enough though I been using blow dryer pretty much every single time I was washing my hair until the mid of June. To be honest I even happened to try a sample of the Aussie 3 minute miracle conditioner and my hair didn't feel softer than when I was using the oils. ( it only smelled nicer haha) As I said I've been using these 2 religiously for the past months and I'm only half way though them. So they will last me a long time and they are pretty cheap, around 7,5 euros here in Greece. With that being said I will continue using them and most like will repurchase once I run out. Have you tried any of these 2? Do you use hair oils? Let me know in the comments below.

July 20, 2014

Easy Nail Design and I'm Back!

Easy Dotted Nail Design
Hello everyone. Guess who is finally back? Me! After being absent for quite a long time I decided that it's about time to return to blogging and vlogging. I guess you are probably wondering why I haven't posted in such long time so let me explain. The very first reason is that May( the last time I posted was in May) was a pretty busy month for me and like that wasn't enough my old computer died so I had to wait till my new one was ready. Though that was a good and bad thing at the same time  because I really needed an upgrade so now I have a pretty powerful computer and not only I can play many games but the whole blogging and vlogging part of my life will improve because all of the programs that I need work much, much better now. Speaking of games, any other beauty blogger out there who are also gamers? I need game suggestions but I'm currently obsessed with Assassin's Creed, I finished the 4th and now I'm playing 2nd. 

Let's get back to the topic. To be honest the main reason why I was MIA is that I've reached to a point where I felt that I HAD to blog and wasn't doing it because I really wanted it. I didn't like the pressure that I was feeling so I decided to take a long time off to kind recharge my batteries and remove that pressure from myself. Although I wasn't blogging I was still answering to any comments that were left on my posts and videos. On side note, on July 5th was my birthday and I'm now officially 22 years old and I have one more academic year till I graduate from University, waaat? The time flew by so fast.

So now that I'm finished with University exams I feel that I'm ready to come back and for first post I thought I would show you a really easy manicure idea. The cool thing about it is that you can use any color combination you want and it will look good on short and long nails. You also don't need many tool just 2 different in size dotting tools or something that can make tiny and medium dots.
Dotted Nail Design

Easy Dotted Nail Design Tutorial
So as you can see it's a 4 step manicure and I think that the pic tutorial is pretty much self explanatory. If you have shorter nails you can either make the dots smaller so they can fit or make fewer. For example my nails are now shorter and I stopped with the big dots placing at the point like in picture #3. Please let me know what you think of this manicure and also if you have any blog post requests let them in the comments below.