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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.

May 4, 2014

April Beauty Favorites

I can't believe that May is already here. This means that only 1 month left till the Summer officially begins and that in proximately 2 months I'm going to be 22 years old (I'm getting old, lol just kidding). This also means that it's time for my April beauty favorites, I have some new and some old products to show you.
Skincare wise I only want to mention one product, the L'Oreal Skin Perfection Serum. As you might be able to tell from the first picture, I'm more than half way through it. I really like using it as my day moisturizer or before I apply my makeup because it provides the right amount of moisture to my combination skin. It also has some very,very fine particles which give a slight dewiness to my face without looking too dewy or oily.

For almost the past two months I've been using the Garnier Miraculous Oil Brushing Express which is a new hair oil that Garnier recently launched.  It supposes to protect your hair from heat and also help you to decrease the time you need to blow dry your hair. Ever since I got it I've been using every single time I blow dry my hair and I noticed that I do actually need less time to do so. A more detailed review will be up on my blog this week.

Dove Go Fresh deodorant is an old favorite of mine. Before this scent, which is lemon and lemongrass, I had the pomegranate which I like more than the lemon one but still the scent is pleasant and fresh. The main reason why I like this so much it's because it neutralize any odor and it lasts for many,many hours. It says that it provides 48 hour protection, which could be true but if you sweat a lot you just have to shower every day, at least in my opinion. This deodorant is labeled as antiperspirant but I haven't seen a big difference when I use it. That's something that I actually like because using deodorants that prevent you from sweating in that area is not good for your health, from what I've read at least.

A new favorite of mine is the Maybelline the Colossal Go Extreme Volume mascara. It's a new release and addition to the Colossal family from Maybelline. It does everything I want from mascara; it adds volume, length and it actually manages to hold the curl decently. More detailed review here.

Another old favorite is the Maybelline Fit me concealer in #15, which is the lightest color in this line. I've been in love with it from the first try and this is my second tube. It has medium coverage and it gives nice dewy finish which is particularly flattering for under eye area. It has a good longevity but you have to set it with a tiny amount of powder because otherwise is has the tendency to set in the fine lines. Even if you don't set it, it's super easy to correct and smooth out the concealer just with your finger but in case you set it you don't have to worry about it for the rest of the day.

Surprisingly enough I have 3 lip products in my favorites; it's surprise because I'm not a lipstick girl but lately I think I'm becoming one hehe. First, let me talk about a moisturizing product. Maybelline Baby Lips in Hydrate became my favorite and go to lip balm in the past month or so. Although at the beginning I like the Intense Care more, this won me over really quickly and it provides enough moisture to my lips.

The two lipsticks I have here are completely different color wise, one is neutral and one super bright. I'll start with the more wearable one, Essence lipstick in Barely There. It's from their Long Lasting line and I've reviewed it here. It's a lovely brownish nude color which some people might not like but I love it. It goes with every makeup I do and it definitely a great daytime color for me. Also it has good longevity for only 3,5 euros that it costs and it's doesn't dry out my lips.

On the opposite color side I have the Maybelline Super Stay 14 hour lipstick in Infinitely Fuchsia. As the name suggests it's a bright fuchsia color which I could never imagine myself wearing. Just to give you an idea of much I've fallen in love with this lipstick let me tell you that I wore it several times during not only night time but also day time. Now, the 14 hours is definitely an overstatement but it will easily stay on for approximately 7 hours unless you are eating something all the time. The finish is semi matte and it doesn't dry out my lips.

Phew that's it. My favorites posts always end up being so long, I hope that's ok. Let me know in the comments if you have tried any of these product and your opinions about them. Till the next time, xoxo

April 27, 2014

Maybelline The Colossal Go Extreme Volume Review

Maybelline Colossal Go Extreme Volume
Maybelline Colossal Go Extreme Volume Mascara
Today I wanted to talk to you about the Maybelline's new mascara called The Colossal Go Extreme Volume. I've had this mascara for quite a while now and it become my current favorite mascara, I even stopped using the Maybelline Rocket ( which I really liked) because I love the effect that this gives to my lashes.
To be honest for some reason I didn't like that much the original Colossal mascara so I haven't purchased any other from Colossal line. Because of that I was a bit skeptical when I got this and when first tried it I wasn't impressed. But again all mascaras don't preform well when you first open them so I kept using it for several days and guess what? Now I love it and it's definitely in my top 5 mascaras.
The shape of the wand is my favorite for mascara, it's tapered and not too thick nor too thin. I can easily get to all my lashes without smudging. As you can see in the photo above it has double pump wand, which if I remember well has product in( at least that's what Maybelline rep told us on the presentation for this mascara ) and the whole idea behind is basically to get more product on your lashes with just one coat. My only complain is that sometimes a bit too much of product comes out and I need to wipe it on the edge of the tube.
Maybelline Colossal Go Extreme Volume Swatches
The effect that it gives to lashed is again my favorite; lots of volume, some length and my top favorite that it actually holds the curl. My lashes are super straight (as you can see from the picture above) and very stubborn as they just don't want to stay curled no matter what. With this mascara I found a little trick which gives a nice curl (see the last eye shot) which stays until I remove my makeup. Want to know the trick? Well after the first coat is dried I apply the second one and few seconds later I curl my lashes with my finger, hold it for a bit and voila I get the perfect curl. Honestly this is the first non waterproof mascara with which I can achieve such effect and I just can't describe how happy I am about that. I know it might seem stupid to be happy other that but I love thick, curled lashes!

So if after all the ramble you still wonder whether I would recommend this or not, the answer is YES. Like I said before,  The Colossal Go Extreme Volume definitely made it in my top 5 mascaras that I have tried so far. Now, I'm not sure if this mascara is available everywhere in the world but if it isn't it will be soon.  Have you tried this mascara? Which is your current favorite mascara?