02/14/13

Happy Valentines Day

Hey guys :),
I want to wish you all a Happy Valentines Day. May you have a great one with those you love most if its your husband , bf ,family or friends.


I really wanted to do another make up look for Valentines Day but I had an extremely busy week and didn’t manage to do a thing. But I took some time to wish you all the best and to thank you for all your support.

Love you guys
xoxo
Sarah-Jane

02/10/13

Nail Rescue

Hey guys,
So as some of you might already know I stopped doing gels and acrylics to my nails and right now they are a complete disaster. I spent a lot of money on nail products to really help my damaged nails but I felt they still resulted to nothing except some of the product. I have tired the Revlon nail rescue and even a Maybelline straightener but they haven’t done much of a difference. Some of my nails are still very thin and they break a lot. So I asked for some help from another beauty blogger Lorraine from Lola love sparkles, which is also a nail technician which you can follow here. She gave me some great tips which I am going to share with you and some products suggested by her that I bought.

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As you can see from the picture above my nails were a complete mess, some where short some well long and some in between. So the first thing I did was to file them and then buff them with a buffer.

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Then I applied my new OPI nail envy straightener than I bought from e-bay including the top coat which I will definitely use in the future. The instruction manual says to apply first 2 coats and then apply a coat each day for a week. Then you remove it and you do the same thing all over again. I am really hoping it will do miracles and if it does I will let you know.

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I also was instructed to move my cuticles backwards an use a cuticle oil which I have bought a whilte ago, the Mavala cuticle oil that I have reviewed before.

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Finally many have suggested I take vitamin pills for the nails, so I went to the Holland and Barrett shop that is close by and bought these Perfectil pills. There is the normal pack and the dual pack that I bought, it should give extra protection to the skin.I had them for about a week and It may be doing a difference but I really can’t tell at the moment. Many have told me that they are great but I have not personal proof yet.

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So this is my Nail Rescue at the moment, will let you know how my nails are doing after a while, and if there is any improvement. Thank you all for following, keep posted for more 🙂

xoxo

Sarah-Jane

02/8/13

BRASTOP – Review

Hey guys,
So lately I have recently purchased some underwear that I love from the UK website called Brastop. They have beautiful designed bra’s  for women that are big busted. The shipping is great and the prices are good too. They are very high quality bra’s which can last for a long time.

I got to know about this website from my sisters and once I tried them I never looked back. Unfortunately in Malta you don’t find beautiful designed bra’s for anyone with a big bust but only for smaller cups. You only find them in plane shapes and colors. So if you are looking for some new sexy underwear that looks great on you, look no were else but brastop.com.

They also have a price drop on most of the items, so check it out :).

xoxo

Sarah-Jane

02/5/13

Confessions of a Beauty Blogger

Hey guys,

So I saw this post on many of the beauty bloggers that I follow and some told me that I should do it. So here I am 🙂

Skincare:

How many times you wash your face daily?

Once or twice

What skin type do you have?

Combination

What is your current facial wash?

I am still on the look out to be honest, however at the moment I am using Burt’s Bees facial cleanser.

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Do you exfoliate?

Not really but after this post I will try to do so 🙂

What moisturizer are you using?

I have different ones, at times I used the Burt’s Bees Radiance night cream or the Cien 24hr moisturizer.

Do you use eye cream? 

I do when I remember hehe, I am using the Burt’s Bees radiance eye cream

Do you or did you have acne prone skin?

Not particularly but I do get pimples most of the times.

Makeup:

What foundation do you use?

I have so many, I don’t know which one I should talk about. However the best one I have is the Vichy Dermablend Corrective Concealer.

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How about concealer?

I have also a lot of concealers hehe for everday I usually use the Rimmel hide the blemish or w7 kit, for an evening out I use the Make up store concealer.

Do you know your undertone colour?

Warm Neutral undertone

What do you think of fake eyelashes?

I like them if they are appropriate, look natural and do not hide your eyes. I don’t like huge lashes on someone for a simple night out, huge can only be used in fashion photo-shoots. They are not flattering if they look very fake on you, but if they are natural looking and give you that extra volume, than why not ?

What brand of mascara do you use?

I have so many but my favorite at the moment is the Pupa Diva lashes-

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Sephora or MAC?

I cannot say because I never tried sephora but I have tried mac and they are pretty good.

Do you have a MAC Pro-card?

No

Do you use makeup base/primer for the eyes.

Yes.

For the face?

Yes I have plenty from missha to inglot and even e.l.f

What is your favorite eyeshadow? (colour or shade?)

You can never go wrong with black and lately I am obsessed with metallic colours like gold and blue.

Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?

Both but I prefer liquid

What’s your favorite lipstick?

I love my NYX spellbound lipstick super pinky 🙂

Do you like drugstore makeup?

Yes.

Did you ever consider taking makeup classes?

Yes I do

Name a makeup crime that you hate?

There are so many, it’s hard to mention one. Basically I hate anyone that puts on too much make up and hides their real natural beauty. Make up is there to enhance your beauty and not to hide it.  I also hate big and heavy fake lashes that hide your beautiful eyes

Which celebrity always has great makeup?

I am a beyonce fan but she is so naturally beautiful that she doesn’t need a lot of make up. However I have to say I like Kim Kardasian when it comes to make up. We have very similar style of makeup and she look’s a lot like me after all 😛 joking hehe

If you could leave the house using just one makeup item, what would you use?

This is though, mascara or eyeliner but probably eyeliner wins.

Could you ever leave the house without any makeup?

I think so. One I have done it at home I can leave without having any with me.

What do you think of makeup?

I love make up because it enhances your natural beauty but I find it to be a playful way to show your mood of the day. We all use clothing to show how we are feeling on that particular day, if it is something pretty, smart or sexy. The same goes with make up we can look pretty or sexy if we want to, thanks to make up.

Blogging:

How many hours a week do you spend writing/editing posts?

I have no idea hehe it depends on the posts. If it is just a review it will take me an hr maximum and if it was a make up look maybe 2hrs so probably 10hrs or more a week.

When is it easiest for you to blog?

Whenever I am free hehe Lately mostly in the evening after work or in the morning.

What makes writing behind the computer comfortable for you?

Because I am so used to being behind a computer especially when I was studying and I love that I can edit and arrange if I did some mistakes

How long does it take for you to prep a post?

It can be only an hr if it is just a review but as I said before for a make up look it would be 2hrs because I have to edit the photos in 1.

Who is a blogger that you read who deserves more readers?

Damn there are so many but probably Nicole from . I just love the make up looks she comes up with, always flawless.

That’s all for me 🙂 I hope this wasn’t boring for your to read

xoxo

Sarah-Jane

02/4/13

Valentines Day – Make-up look – smokey eyes

Hey guys 🙂

So as most of you know Valentines Day is soon coming and I prepared a couple of looks that you can try on this special occasion. It is a day to remind us all of the people that we love and love us back. If you are spending it with your bf or a new day, even with your close friends, or your family, you should still celebrate it by looking great.

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This look is all about the eyes. As we all know the eyes are the doors to heart, so we should make our eyes look desirable :).

These are the steps I took to create this loveable look:

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  1.  First thing I did was use a nice shimmery base white color which I used on the inner lid and under the brow. (make up store -satin)
  2.  Then I used a black eye-shadow and covered most of my lid. (e.l.f 100 palette)
  3.  I chose a orangy-reddish color and applied it on my crease and blended it with the black eyeshadow. (e.l.f mineral 100 palette)
  4.  To give the look an added spark, I used the missha blue cream eyeshadow on the middle of my lid. It gives a shimmery metallic added feature to the eyes.
  5. Finally I applied the golden rose eyeliner and eva garden mascara.

For the cheeks I used a peach colour by marbert and a light pink colour by e.l.f.

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I hope you love this look. I really enjoyed doing it and I am very happy with the result. Keep posted for more looks and reviews. Thank you for folo

02/3/13

Vichy Dermablend – Corrective foundation in Nude 25

Hello lovely reader,
Lately I have been hearing a lot about the Vichy Dermablend foundation and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. There is no denying that I loved this foundation from the start and I have been loving it ever since.

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It really covers well and hides all the blemished and pimples that I have and it leaves a nice smooth looking face. Some use this as a concealer rather than a foundation because it gives a thick coverage but I use it more as foundation. The great thing about this foundation is that you don’t need to use a lot of product, with this much |………..| amount you can cover all your face.

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Some complain that is too tick or too cakey but if you apply layers with this foundation, you won’t a problem. As I already mentioned you don’t need to use a lot of product, so I wouldn’t know any that would need too.  I haven’t found a whole lot of full coverage foundations that do that. It also applies smoothly and not streaky, and I find it easy to buff in.

If you look at the images below you can see how good it really works, the first image shows my bare hand which unfortunately has a burn mark. Then in the second image you can see how it vanishes with this foundation with only a pinch of Vichy Dermablend.

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Before application – my burn scar

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After application, by using a tiny amount

Guys if you never tried it, make sure you do. In Malta they don’t sell them unfortunately, but I found it easily to buy online will definately repurchase again. If they sold them in Malta they would cost 25euros but online I bought it for about 15euros from Chemist Direct, which is a great price.

That’s all for now. I hope you liked this post. Keep posted for more :).

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

02/2/13

NYX Lipsticks – Review

Hey guys,

I am very happy now to review my new NYX Lipsticks that I got from the website chemist direct. Lately I have been obsessed with having the perfect pink lipsticks because I find them to be very feminine and very much in vogue nowadays. If you look at most celebrities  like Nicky minaj, Rihanna and Christina Aguilera all of them have worn beautiful pink lipsticks that make a statement for themselves. So I thought of starting my search for the perfect Pink lipstick.

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I have to say I love these NYX lipsticks, the colours are just divine and their pigmentation is incredibly good.

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The first lipstick I am going to talk about is the NYX lipstick called spellbound. The texture is buttery soft.  The pigmentation is dark pink, very great.It can cover any lip pigmentation . The only thing which might bother some people is that is stains a bit. Personally it doesn’t bother me because I actually like that it leaves like a stain on the lips, which is something that many make-up artists are doing in fashion shows and photo-shoots nowadays.

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The second Pinky NYX lipstick I bought is called chloe which is a darkened fuchsia-red with iridescent violet-fuchsia sheen. This is definitely a bold, bright shade with a frosty finish. I noticed that it turns Purple when hit by the Sun.

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I love these lipsticks, they can really make a bold statement on your lips. I do recommend them to anyone because they are fabulous and great quality.

That’s all for now, keep posted for more 🙂

xoxo