12/31/13

Giveaway Winner :D

Hello guys :D,

I am so excited today, a new Year is upon us and also it’s time for my Giveaway. There is not better way to start this New Year by giving back, especially to you guys, that have been so great support throughout the year. I feel simply blessed to have some awesome followers and to have reached a total of 119 likes on Facebook.

The lucky winner will win some fabulous Products as shown below in the Photo and a surprise small gift from me.

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Thank you again one again so now let me tell you our lucky winner. I have written all the names of whoever commented on my post, liked and follows my blog in this cute bowl. I made sure that all the names where there and no name was missing, and I picked out one random winner.

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So the Winner is (Drum rolls please) …………

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Congratulations Raylene 🙂 I will contact you be email to get your details. Finally thank you for all of you that have entered this Giveaway, this will definitely be the first of more to come.

I do wish you a Happy New Year to you and your families, always look fabulous and simply love yourselves. Have fun tonight and be careful

XOXOXOOXOX

Sarah-Jane

12/30/13

Winter Blues – Make-up Look

Hello guys,

The New Year is soon with us and I wanted to leave you with a new make-up look. Before I talk about this look, remember that Today is the last day to participate in my Giveaway, Tomorrow I will pick a lucky Winner.  This look is solely base on blue colours, which I think are perfect for this winter. You can also choose to wear this look for your new years eve party, if you want to go for something a bit different this year. I have been seeing a lot of purple and blue eye-shadows on the cat walk  and I wanted to create my own look with these beautiful blue colors.

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Eyes

Instructions:

  1. Always start with an eye-shadow primer, however this time I started from the crease and applied a dark metallic shadow and blended it in with a lighter blue eye-shadow on the mid lid. Finally I used a creme light  shimmer blue shadow on the inner lid and a white colour under the brows.
  2. Then finished of the look by highlighting my brows, applying a winged eyeliner and mascara.

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Products:

  • Urban Decay Potion Primer Eden
  • Pupa Vamp compact eye-shadow in 400
  • Pupa Vamp Wet and Dry eye-shadow in 405
  • Pupa Vamp (Princess Collection) Creme Eyeshadow in 002
  • NYX the Curve eyliner
  • Pupa Vamp Mascara

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Cheeks & Lips:

Instructions:

  1. As always I contour my face with a bronzer and the apply some blusher on my cheeks,  but being that I applied quite a dark smokey eyes I made sure to apply a highlighter on the cheeks and my T zone.
  2. Being that the eye look is a little bit heavy, I left the lips as natural as possible and applied a light soft pink colour.

Products:

  • Pimark Sunkissed Blusher
  • Nars Blusher – Deep Throat

 

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Well I hope you like this look guys 🙂 feel free to comment down below, I love reading your comments. Finally I do wish you all a Happy New Year and a Good luck for those that entered my giveaway.  I will post again tomorrow to let you all know the luck winner.

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

12/28/13

Curling your hair with flat Iron

Hey guys,

How was your Christmas? I hope you had a good time and received a lot of lovely pressies. I bet you all looked fabulous and will look even more this NYE.  Recently I have been pretty obsessed with having lovely big curls,  they take me back in time and I feel like I’m living in the 50’s.  I found an easy way to curl your hair by using a normal flat iron on youtube and I want to show you how to do it yourselves.

 

Video:

 Curling your hair with a flat iron

Step 1: Wash your hair and slightly dry most of it

1Step 2: Before drying your hair completely, apply some heat protection cream on the tip of your hair, were it basically needs the most.  I used the Tresemme,  Thermal Sensations blow dry potions.

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Step 3: Dry completely your hair, and straighten it a little bit. It doesn’t have to be perfect, you will be curling it right after so don’t spend to much time on it.

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Step 4: Grab a 1 inch piece of hair and start curling it by twisting the iron inwards and pulling it downwards slowly. I do suggest you watch the video for further help. The first time I tried this technique they curls didn’t stay on for long because I didn’t give it enough heat. So make sure you pull the iron downwards slowly, but not too slow that you end up having your hair straightened rather than curled.

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Step 5: Basically do the same technique for the rest of your hair, and then retouch where you think is needed. Then I like to slightly brush the curls so they look more natural and with more volume.

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There are many other ways to curl your air, from the traditional rollers, to the most conventional technology curling iron.  Always make sure to use heat protection before curling your hair if your using a a straightener or curling iron.

I hope you enjoyed my short tutorial, if you need further help feel free to comment down below, a few days left to enter my Giveaway 😀

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

12/25/13

Happy Christmas :D

Hello guys,

I want to wish you a Happy Christmas to you and your families. I am very grateful for this Christmas to which I spent with family and friends. This BLOG has grown so much in a year, and it has given me more than I ever thought it would. So thank you all for your support and for following my blog. Here are some photos of my Christmas so far:

Photo: Female friendships that work are ralationships in which women help each other belong to themselves. I am so lucky I found you. Love you x x x x x

With my best friends in the whole wide world, love them so much xxx

Photo: Let the celebrations begin :) #christmas #dinner #celebrations

Getting ready for a lovely family lunch 🙂

Me and my fabulous dog Pink 😀

Photo: With my crazy sista :) xxx #christmas #sisters #cheer

With my sister 🙂

It isn’t Christmas, if we don’t act a little bit Crazy hehe

 

Also do not forget the Giveaway in less than a week there will be a lucky winner, and it might be you.

Lots of Love

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

12/21/13

Seasonal Nails – Have you been Good or Bad ?

Hello guys :D,

It about 4 days until Christmas, have you been Good or Bad? :D. I have created these two looks for this season one of which is on the lighter natural colours, while the other one is more on the vibrant side. These couple of days I wanted to give you ideas of how to look your best, which includes make-up, nails and even hair. So keep posted and don’t forget my Giveaway.

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I simply loved wearing both looks but I have to say I am in love with the red (bad) nail look. Both are very easy to do, so check out my photos and instructions, for you to do them yourself.

Will you be Good this Season?

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  1. The first nail polish I used is one of this 3 set nail Polished from Primark. I personally don’t like this polish because it stars cracking after a couple of days but the colour is lovely. So just find a baby pink nail polish and apply it on all of your nails.
  2. Then I used the lovely Long Lasting by Pupa, which I simply adore. It has silver and gold hues, which go perfectly with this (Good) look. Apply it all over your nails or else on the tip only but being that I used a very light colour underneath, it wouldn’t be too much.
  3. Finally apply a top coat to finish of the look, for which I used the NYX top coat.

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Will you be bad?

  1. First I applied this beautiful red colour by Maybelline, called Forever strong. What I love about this nail polish is that is stay on like forever but it takes a while to dry.
  2. Then I applied this gorgeous Make Up Store glitter polish called Teresa, on the tips of my nails. This glitter polish is really beautiful it has a mixture of colours and not just silver and gold .
  3. Last but not least I used the top coat by NYX to finish of the look.

 

So what do you choose to be Good or Bad ? 😀 Let me know by commenting down below

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

 

12/20/13

Vintage Christmas – Make-up Look

Hello guys,

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Christmas is just round the corner, can you believe it 😀 ? Time flies so fast. This week instead of doing reviews I wanted to show give you ideas of what products to look out for this Christmas (which you can check my post here), what make-up look you should go for and my seasonal nail styles. If I manage I might even show you how to get your hair curled for this holiday season. Also guys don’t forget to participate in my Giveaway 😀 you might be the lucky winner, more info here.

Last Christmas my holiday look was more focused on the eyes while this year I want to focus more on the lips, so the eyes are kept on the natural side. I was going or a Vintage look, being that Christmas is so traditional, we should go back in time were women were elegant and always looked fabulous. For the eyes I chose glitter and gold, as for the lips I went for some traditional vintage red lips.

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Eyes:

Instructions:

  1. Like always I start with an an eye-shadow primer, which is a must have for the holiday season. I always have long dinners and I am always out and about so a primer is fundamental to keep it all intact for long hours.
  2. Then I started to apply some shimmery white shadow under the brows and onto the inner lid.
  3. Following the white I used a lovely gold shimmer colour on the mid lid and a bronze colour onto the crease.
  4. To give this eye look a bit of a flair I added a silver glitter eye-liner which unfortunately isn’t so visible in the photos.
  5. Finally I applied some thin eyeliner and mascara.  I would also suggest some beautiful fake lashes.

Products:

  • Urban Decay – Potion Primer Eden
  • Urban Decay -Naked 2 Pallete
  • Pupa Diamond eyeliner
  • Nyx the curve eyeliner
  • Rimmel Scandalous Eyes Mascara

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Cheeks and Lips:

Instructions:

  1. As for the cheeks I love a little bit of bronzer under the cheeks for contouring , and a pinkish red blusher on top of it. Then I finished of with a nice highlighter on top of the cheeks, on my nose, middle of my forehead and chin.
  2. Last but not least for the lips I used a red lip-liner and filled all of my lips with it, then added a bit of matte red lipstick and finished off with some glossy red lipstick.

Products:

  • Nars Bronzing Powder – Deep throat
  • MAC – Dollymix
  • NYX lipliner in Plush Red
  • MAC -Ruby woo
  • Make up store- glossy lips – Cloe

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I hope you like this look, feel free to tag me on facebook or instagram if you choose to try this look. It is very simple but yet effective and I believe anyone can do it

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

12/17/13

Holiday must haves :D

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Hello guys, The Christmas Holidays are soon with us, and I am sure most of you have already started their Christmas shopping. Being that I don’t think I will manage to review these awesome products before the holidays, I still want to show you some products to be on the lookout for. These are some products which I got from various cosmetic brands, that truly Scream Christmas holidays for me. Mostly a lot of glitter, red, gold and silver colors.

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Mascara:

  • Scandaleyes retro glam Mascara by Rimmel – I am recently loving this mascara, it’s cheap and it gives some good volume ( retails about 7.50 euros)
  • Vamp Mascara by Pupa both in black and Rouge Noir –  Pupa really make the best mascaras ever, I love their Diva lashes but this one is great too. If you have blond lashes try their latest colored mascara in Rouge Noir colour from the Pupa princess collection, it’s just gorgeous. (Retails for 13.99 euros)

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Eyliner:

  • Diamond Eyliner by Pupa – From the usual black eyeliner why not also try these cool glitter eyeliner. I think it’s perfect for the festive season you can create some interesting looks with this liner. This is also a limited edition product from Pupa which you can find right now in most outlets (Retail for 10.90 euros)

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Lips:

  • NYX lip pencil in Plush red – I am simply loving this lip pencil and it goes perfectly with most of my red lipsticks and it so cheap.
  • Make up store – glossy lips in Cleo – I usually go for matte red lipsticks but when I was given this gorgeous red lipgloss I knew I had to wear it this Christmas.

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Nails:

  • Pupa Lasting Colour in 830 – There is so much you can do for the festive season and I believe a little glitter is perfect for this season. It has these silver/gold hues which would look great on their own or on top of some red polish. Also from the latest Pupa Princess collection, so go and get your hands on it before it goes. (Retails for 5.60euros)
  • Make up store Nail polish in Teresa – This is another beautiful glitter nail polish with various coloured hues from the usual gold and silver and some blue and purple hues. Not sure if you will find this at the Make-up store in Malta right now, because it has been recently launched in Sweden, but if they do just grab a hold of it.
  • Rimmel – Space Dust in Luna Love – This is a beautiful and cheap nail polish for this christmas. It’s like a glittery metallic magenta colour, which I absolutely love and look great for the holidays. (retail for about 4euros)

Well that is all guys, I do hope you find this helpful, if you need any further info do not hesitate to contact me. Also do not forget my Giveaway, one lucky winner will win some fabulous products :D. XOXO Sarah-Jane

12/14/13

Spanish Nights – Make-up Look

Hello guys,

I hope you are having a great week so far, and do not forget to enter for my awesome Giveaway by following some simple steps on my post here.

My latest look is inspired by the Spanish culture to which I absolutely adore. I was wearing this lovely dress to which it had these beautiful red and pink flowers on, to which it reminded me of the Spanish costumes, dancers usually wear. Unfortunately I didn’t take any proper eye detail photo but hopefully the instructions and rest of the photos will give you an idea of how to do it yourself.
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Eyes:

Instructions:

  1. The eye look is a very simple, and natural, however the only difference is that I did apply fake lashes with this look.
  2. I started with a eye primer and used a matte white shadow under the brows and a shimmer colour on the inner and mid lid.
  3. Then I blended out the white, with a matte brown colour on the crease and a tint of black shadow.
  4. Finished the eyes by applying fake lashes, eyeliner and then mascara.
  5. Last but not least I defined the brows with a black eye-shadow

Products:

  • Two faced eye-shadow primer
  • Naked 3 Palette –
  • NYX the curve eyeliner
  • Duo glue for the lashes
  • Rimmel – Scandalous eyes mascara
  • The fake lashes are of an unknown cheap brand

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Cheeks + Lips

Instructions:

  1. For the cheeks i used a lovely bronzer to contour, being that the spanish as well tanned and used a nice pinkish/red blusher for the cheeks.
  2. As for the lips, I wanted to go for a different colour rather that the usual Red, that they are mostly known for. Instead I went for a dark beautiful pink colour.

Products:

  • Nars Bronzing Powder – Deep throat
  • Make Up Store- blush- Glam rose
  • Make Up Store- Lipstick – Mandy

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Well I hope you like this look, if you choose to try it out tag me on Instagram or Facebook. Would love to read your comments down below and don’t forget the Giveaway 😀

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

12/13/13

Event | Pupa Milano – Pupa Princess Christmas Collection

Christmas came early thanks to Pupa Milano in Malta as we were showcased their gorgeous Christmas Collection called Pupa Princess.  I was invited for a lovely bloggers night by Stephanie from Medimports, at the at the Sensations Wine Bar in Birkirkara. It was a great night, filled with lots of Pupa fabulous products, wine and some delicious food.

Stephanie gave us a little presentation about the Pupa Milano brand and the new Christmas collection which I absolutely adore, and then were allowed to try out the products ourselves and even take some of them home to try.
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For those of you that never hear about Pupa Milano, it is 40 years Italian brand in Milan. They are synonymous with their beautiful and innovative designed palettes. Being that I have 3 older sisters, I remember this brand from a very young age, as they would get these cute Pupa dolls as a present. I would stare at them as they opened these dolls and applied their make-up on.
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Over the years they have evolved to more high quality make up and not just make-up dolls. They have been focusing a lot more on the formula so that the product not only looks good but also works wonders. I simple love their packaging it’s so sleek, simple, and  it shows in their products that they pay a lot of attention to detail, pretty much how they do in the fashion world.
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Now let’s talk about Pupa Princess Limited Edition Collection which is this year’s Christmas collection. The colours are soft hues of nudes, pinks, teil, brown and of course a little bit of glitter being that it’s the festive season. What I simple love about Pupa collections in general is that they are perfect for women of any age. To view the whole collection, do check their website here.
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I cannot wait to try out the products I got and review them for you guys. Last but not least Thank you Pupa Milano for such a wonderful night and for these products, I get to try 😀
I would also highly recommend the Sensations Wine bar at Bkara, the wine, food and service was excellent and the place is very nice and cosy. 
For more information about Pupa Milano products and stockists, like their Facebook page here.
Also guys do not forget to enter for my Giveaway :D, more infor here.
XOXO
Sarah-Jane
 

12/11/13

Make Up store – Blush – Glam Rose

Hello guys,

Before I start my review, DO NOT Forget to enter for my International Giveaway, kindly follow these simple steps on my post here.

Now let’s move on to another great product by this Swedish brand Make up store, which is this blusher called Glam Rose. I simply love it’s colour, it’s like a peach-pink colour with a tint or purple. It comes in the same packaging and size and most of their michroshadows, and retails for about €14.

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Pros:

  • It is very pigmented and smooth
  • The packaging is very sleek in black with a transparent M logo.
  • The staying power for this blusher in Summer is about for 5hrs, and it winter it can stay on even up-to 8 hours which is pretty good considering the humidity we have in Malta.
  • Easy to apply and blend and it can also be buildable
  • Their products last forever I’ve used mine  almost every day for 3 months now and it hardly has a dent in it. Great value
  • I believe this colour would look great on all skin tones.
  • They also have quite a range to choose from,  from bright reds, peachy, pale pink, shimmery pinks to dark burgundy. I think everyone will find a couple of personal favorites from their collection.

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Cons:

  • The only minor con I have about this product,  is actually the packaging of the blushers. I would prefer if it has a clear lid like some of their other products (the michroshadows for ex.) Being that I have a lot of products, I like to see the colour of the blusher, it would make my life so much easier.

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Will I ever buy this product again? Definitely, If I will ever run out of this colour I will repurchase it again for sure, but I will probably add more to my collection and buy some of their other beautiful colours.

Do I recommend it? I recommend it to anyone, they are really great and worth every penny

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