Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The persian babe inspired

For those of you who follow the lovely Barbara on youtube (thepersianbabe), you must remember her latest tutorial on a smokey bottom lashline (Check the video here if you haven't). That is the video that inspired me to do my makeup a bit different lately, instead of charging everything on the top lid for day time, trying to smoke the lashline to create that messy, unkept effect that looks effortless and cool. I did my own twist on it, because I do not own all the same products, but also because my eye shape is different. She also has lovely brows so I tried to thicken my non existent brows a bit! In the video, she specifically mentionned to not necessarily use the same products and copy everything, so this is what I did.

Products used:

I used MAC rubenesque paint pot all over the lid, and smoked my lashline with MAC Cork, MAC handrwitten and Chanel ebony. The key is layering...And MAC fluidline on the lashline followed by coats and coats of mascara. For lips Crystal baby was perfect for this look, glossy and neutral!

I hope you enjoyed !

Which youtube video inspired you lately ?

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Estee Lauder Crystal Baby + NOTD

Yesterday I went to my Sephora with high hopes to find Revlon minted nail polish and Bourjois delice de chocolat bronzing powder, which have both been discontinued in Greece :-( Boo !!. I wandered to the Estee Lauder counter, to buy an item that has been on my wishlist forever (blame pixiwoo again), which is Crystal baby. I wanted to check out Crystal rose, and crystal pink but the SA who was extremely rude, couldn't find the testers so I ended up getting crystal baby.
If anyone watches amoderecommends on youtube and follow her lovely site, you know she loves Estee lauder nude nuance blusher and that it looks amazing on her, it makes her cheeks look so radiant and bronzed. I swatched it and it looked a bit orangey...have you ever tried it ? Let me know, because i think I may end up getting that one for summer :-p

I like the fact that it's glossy, moisturizing and buildable and you can slap it on without worrying too much. However the first time i tried it i was a bit disapointed, i felt that it's a "my lips but worse" colour because it wasn't anything exceptional (think of a more toned down version of MAC hue and way more glossy). I tried it on this morning, and it starts to grow on me, it's a very natural colour, non offensive and office appropriate. It smells delicious, a bit less fruity than the YSL rouge voluptes. I really like the formula, and now i want to try Crystal pink or Crystal rose.

Onto my NOTD ....Korres purple #27

2 coats, and i really like the colour. It isn't as purple as it looks in the bottle tho, it looks more like a dark red with a hint of maroon for me.

I hope you are enjoying your weekend!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Korres nail polish vert amande #92

I am so impressed with these! For 6 euros you cannot go wrong, and the bottle isn't as huge as the OPI ones, so you don't feel like you waste product. Korres nail polishes are my new addiction, because i cannot be bothered to pay 15 euros for OPI in Sephora here, they are so opaque and long lasting and come in a great range of colours. It's  an exact dupe as Essie turquoise & caicos as pictured below. When i went to pick some up I found many Essie dupes with a better quality. Essie is always hit and miss for me (mostly miss)....For 11 euros i expect my nail polish to be flawless and not a streaky mess! I am so glad Korres put on the market more funky shades, I hope they release even more because  I will be buying.

During summer, i only want to wear turquoises and lavenders on my nails in every variation possible!

I also picked up a dark purple, that looks like Essie sole matte but isn't as streaky and a bright pink for summer. I will get my hands on a lovely grey and coral too to show you guys.

Monday, April 18, 2011


Latest collective haul. Let me know if you like these type of posts, i personally to read posts/watch videos about hauls, it helps me to visualise what people like and what is on the market.

  • Bioderma Sensibio makeup remover. It is as great as everyone claims it is, i don't think i will ever repurchase another makeup remover ever. Feels like water, remove layers and layers of makeup incredibly.
  • Klorane dry shampoo. I had never ever tried any dry shampoo, and i know alot of UK ladies rave about Baptiste dry shampoo, so i thought i would try the Klorane version (one of my favourite haircare brands). It gives me massive volume and smells great!
  • Kerastase volumactive mousse. I was in a dire need of a mousse, this one is pretty good and leaves my hair soft.
  • Clinique high impact mascata- Nothing dramatic about this mascara I must admit, i will use it for daytime as it's very soft and natural.(Nothing can beat YSL faux cils...)
  • Korres nail polish in bright pink #12
  • Korres nail polish in vert amande #92
  • MAC something special cremeblend blush. I love this new formula, so easy to blend and buildable. I think i want posey now.
  • Korres intensive colour lipgloss #13. I am in LOVE with these. The scent reminds me of MAC, very sweet and vanilla-ish, the pigmentation is amazing and it is the perfect colour for the "my lips but better" look. They feel like nothing on the lips, water based and they fade beautifully. I cannot wait to get more shades.
My makeup guard :-)

Also bought an amazing handcream, since my L' Occitane one ran out. I love french skincare!

 And a greek essential oil called Laurel oil for hair masks. Most greek girls I know, once a week deep condition their hair with olive oil and this particular essential oil that stimulates hair growth. It isn't as disgusting as it sounds, actually olive oil makes my hair so shiny and smoothe and doesn't weigh down my hair at all nor leaves it oily. I am also getting used to the herbal smell after so many years:P I will maybe do a post on how i do this hair mask.

Have a great week girls :-)

Saturday, April 16, 2011


Not sure how i feel about putting my face online, but i really like FOTD's on other blogs so I thought sharing mine would be nice.


On the skin:
  • La roche posay Toleriane foundation spf 25 -shade 11
  • MAC moisture cover concealer NW 25
  • YSL touche eclat on top
  • No powder as i was lazy, and this foundation is quite matte
  • MAC harmony to contour
  • Too faced shadow insurance
  • MAC tan pigment <3
  • Dior white highlighter to brighten the inner corners (from a palette)
  • MAC brule to highlight the browbone
  • Clinique eyebrow pencil
  • Maybelline falsies mascara (quite decent mascara, not black enough tho !)
  • Estee lauder double wear eye pencil

  • MAC chatterbox

...And...kitteh time!!!!!!! :)

Have a good weekend !

Friday, April 8, 2011

Perfect pink lipstick?

I finally got MAC Chatterbox I had been wanting forever, and I may have found THE perfect pink lipstick. Let me explain, most pinks are very cool toned, and do not suit me at all. I wish i could pull off MAC Saint Germain, YSL Lingerie pink, MAC Snob, MAC Pink much as i try they look terrible on me. Chatterbox however is a warm toned pink (hard to come across), will suit so many skintones and is the perfect fun but yet not too much lipstick you can wear day and night and look gorgeous, a bit doll-like, fun and fresh! It's an amplified which makes it very creamy and not drying on the lips. I will definitely wear this one every single day!
For reference, MAC Colour crafted on the left and Chatterbox on the right (excuse the kitty scratches:p):

How cute is this little necklace i got from ebay? I love everything Alice in Wonderland, so i could not pass on this one, it was super cheap too.

I hope you all had a great week!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

March most worn

Falling in love with bright lips and bronze shades on the eyes all over again. I tossed alot of my expired products, this is what i do every spring as it feels great to renew your makeup stash and also your wardrobe. Here is what i have been enjoying this month, good staples.

  • Korres japanese rose showergel. I love everything about it. The scent is divine, lathers extremely well and on top of all that it leaves my skin silky smooth which rarely happens with other body washes. It's free of alot of bad chemicals too, so thumbs up for Korres.
  • MAC moisturecover concealer. I love this one because it's easy to move around and it doesn't look very cakey like MAC studio finish concealer. I use it under the eyes and buff it on my face where i need some extra coverage.
  • MAC #224 brush. I don't think i could ever live without this brush anymore. I found a new use out if it, when I realised it's not that great for crease work and that I much prefer the #227 for blending. Thank god for pixiwoo, now i use this to buff my concealer under the eyes and on my face, which leaves an airbrush finish.
  • MAC tan pigment. Perfect warm colour, great for an everyday look. Paired with melon pigment it's my definition of a summery eye makeup look.
  • Stila kajal eye liner- tiger's eye. Lovely warm brown that makes brown eyes stand out. Most MAC liners smudge on me within 20 minutes, but this one isn't even waterproof and stays put all day on the waterline and doesn't settle in my crease on the eyelid. I highly recommend this product.
  • Toleriane foundation. This is one of my favourite foundations and you do not even need powder with this one because the coverage is good. It's oil-free and great for sensitive acne prone skin. It leaves a semi matte/satin finish on the skin and has an SPF of 25. If you have sensitive skin and you think that vichy dermablend is a bit too thick, try this one.
  • Revlon gloss #180. I admit that i usually do not buy alot of drugstore brands, reason being that where I am drugstore is as much as expensive as high end brands. Luckily, one of my friends gave me this gloss because she hated the colour.  Now I see why these are so hyped up everywhere. If you hate MAC sticky glosses and love the chanel ones, you will LOVE the consistency of these, especially if you are in the US and can get them for pretty cheap, i recommend them, silky smooth and feel like a balm and overall a pleasure to apply and they last very well on the lips fading to a nice stain. ( I also have a nude one, but I have used this one more). I consider this one a dupe of Chanel lazer.
Onto clothes! Since the weather has been on and off, this Juicy Couture jacket is the one i wore everyday. It's an aviator type jacket but in a cotton material. (wearing a Zara tunic underneath)

What are your favourites for March? I love reading these kind of posts!