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October 20, 2014

Catrice Liquid Liner Waterproof

Catrice Liquid Eyeliner Waterproof in Don't Leave Me
For quite some time now I've been searching for a good drugstore liquid eyeliner. The past couple months I've been using Avon Supershock eyeliner and I still love it but because the shade I have is dark, reddish brown I needed a pitch black shade so I bought the Catrice Liquid Eyeliner Waterproof in Don't Leave Me. I've heard Nikkie from NikkieTutorials mentioning it quite few times so I decided to give it a go and I'm glad I did.
Catrice Liquid Eyeliner Waterproof in Don't Leave Me Tip
The packaging is sleek, slim, black tube with cyan detailing; -which you can't tell from the pictures above- the writing and the top part of the liner is in a beautiful deep cyan color and I  personally love this combination. The brush handle or more accurately the felt tip handle is the right size, not too big not too small. Don't know about you but I find the brush handle size quite important as it can help or not the application. I honestly felt in love with the tip of this eyeliner because it's flexible yet stiff enough and you can easily achieve that perfect wing that we all want.
Catrice Liquid Eyeliner Waterproof in Don't Leave Me Swatches
In the past I didn't have good luck with drugstores eyeliners and pretty much always the formula was bad and/or not very opaque, except for once when I bought an eyeliner from a Greek brand which turned out amazing for only 2 euros. . Well this eyeliner is definitely not in this category and I was seriously impressed with when I first swatched it.The color payoff is great and you get pitch black line with only one swipe. Because of the great felt tip you can easily create think and thin line, by simply changing the pressure with which you're applying it, so you will have the perfect winged line.

Not only it has great color payoff but it also stays on for really long time. In case you don't know, I have pretty oily eyelids and I definitely need eyeshadow primer to make the eyeshadow stay on for good amount of time. I tested this eyeliner with and without primer and it stayed on for good 7-8 hours in both cases until I kinda needed a bit of touch up. I'm saying kinda because basically it started slightly flicking of on the wing part of the eyeliner but nothing crazy or too noticeable and I can easily get away without even touching up. With that being said I have to categorize the Catrice Liquid Waterproof Liner as a long lasting and not waterproof eyeliner. But say you're outside, it started raining and you don't have umbrella you definitely won't look like panda, at least not because of the eyeliner so it still get's thumb up from me even though the waterproof claim is not very accurate.  

All in all, Catrice Liquid Waterproof Liner in Don't Leave Me is definitely one of the best drugstore eyeliner that are currently available and it retails for around 4.5 euros. If you haven't tried yet I would recommend it and I think you won't be disappointed, at least I wasn't! Have you tried it? What's your favorite liquid eyeliner?

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.