01/31/14

Primark – £1 Lipsticks

Hello guys 🙂
A while ago in London, as I was waiting after a long line to try some of the clothes I picked at Primark, there was this beauty section full of cute make-up products and pretty stuff. Being of course the beautyholic that I am, I had to pick a few items from there and I got these 3 beautiful lipsticks and a bronzing powder. There were some other products, like small nail polishes, and cute lipglosses into the shape of a cupcake and even mascaras and eyeliners but they didn’t impress me much.
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I chose 4 colours, not sure if they had more colours, but if they did’t take more because I either didn’t like colour or probably have something similar.  Unfortunately they have no names on them so I made names for them myself. 1 The ” Flirty Fushia” is another lovely pink colour more on the darker side, it transfer pretty well and it can be worn in any season. The “Orangy Red” is another lovely orange-red colour, reminds me of the NYX coral colour I have, but this one is shimmer and not matte. 3 The  “Barbie Pink” is a very bright pink, which unlike what it looks like in tube itself it’s a very light pink. I really like this color and would definitely prefer it on me in Summer rather than in Winter for some reason.  4 Last but not least the “Pinky Purple”, this colour is a mixture of pink and purple fused together into one gorgeous colour, I don’t have anything like this colour in my collection, it very pretty. A perfect colour for Winter and would look gorgeous in Summer too. The Flirty Fushia and Pinky Purple are very similar but the Pinky purple is lightly darker.

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Pros:

  • I am pretty impressed with the quality of these lipstick for it’s cheap price.
  • They are creamy and most of the transfer pretty well
  • The darker colours have some pretty staying power. They don’t have the staying power as great brands like MAC but they are as good as any other drugstore brands I have tried.
  • Did I mention they only cost for £1, that pretty ridiculous. They are as good as some of the lipsticks I have tried from some other drugstore and wayy cheaper.

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Cons:
  • I honestly would give this product any cons being that it’s ridiculously cheap, but I have to say the lid comes off very easily, so be careful how to you store them or how you put them if your handbag.

Will I ever buy this product again? Definitely, if I’m ever in London again for sure, I love the colors and they are so cheap.

Do I recommend it? I recommend it to anyone, they are very good for their inexpensive price, I used them all the time.

Rating:

Have you ever tried these lipsticks ? feel free to comment down below
XOXO
Sarah-Jane

01/28/14

Grammy Awards 2014 – The Good and the Ugly

Hello fashion and beauty lovers,

Being that my Golden globes fashion posts did a hit, I thought of talking about my favourite musical event, the Grammy’s. To be honest I was expecting more from the Grammys fashion wise, the Golden globes really left me speechless, there was so much to see, but the Grammys left me a bit disappointed.  I was expecting more, and some celebrities to stand out, anyway let’s start with the best dressed of the night.

BEST DRESSED:

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Taylor Swift looks stunning in this silver metallic Gucci dress. It does fit her like a glove and it looked amazing on her.

Taylor Swift, Grammy Awards

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To be honest I wasn’t really a fan of this dress but it kind of grew on me and she does look stunning. I simple love the white lace but not really a fan of the recent nude sheer trend however the cut looks divine on the bootiliscous diva.

'She's TINY!' Michael Costello, who designed the white lace dress Beyoncé wore to the Grammy awards on Sunday night, has revealed the singer is now a tiny size 2 (UK size 6)

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Ciara looked gorgeous in this silver, metallic lace dress by Pucci. That is one way to wear a baby bump and still looking great.

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This is definitely one of my favourites dresses of the night. Chrissy Tiegan looked exceptional in this Johanna Johnson metallic dress, however John Legend did look dapper in his Gucci suit.

Grammys 2014: John Legend and Chrissy Teigen walk the red carpet.

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Ariana Grande looked really pretty in the floral Dolce and Gabbana dress, very suitable for a young girl her age. Still very elegant and pretty.

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Amber rose in beautiful Naeem Khan gown looked perfect for a night at the Oscars. This beautiful gold and while dress truly gave justice to her curvaceous body.

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Yay finally Paula Patton makes it in my best dressed list. This is definitely better than the disastrous Golden Globes dress. Many people didn’t like it but I felt it complemented her body and the print suits her really well. Well done.

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Not a big fan of this dress but did green Lanvin metalic dress does look great on Rita Ora.

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Let’s give it up to the Men of the night, Kevin Hart looked great in this lovely suit by Lanvin. I am simply in love with the blazer print.

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Jay Z looked dapper in the elegant Tom Ford suit, this guys does look good in anything.

NOT SO GOOD NOT SO BAD:

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This Valentino Couture dress is beautiful and honestly someone that loves music would lvoe to wear it, but this is not a dress someone with a curvy body like Katy Perry should wear. I makes her look like she has wide hips and pretty short, which she is not.

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I don’t like the dress, very simple, however the only reason why she didn’t make it to the worst dressed, is because it Lorde. Her music and style is weird, so of course so shall be her dress. If I made this dress into the worst, it would be like putting lady gaga in the worst dressed list all the time.

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Kacey Musgraves  wear this nice Armani Prive dress which as I said is nice, however im not much of a big fan of the bottom of the dress. It does make her look a bit wide. 

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The right person that should wear Alexander McQueen has to be Cyndi Louper. Not a big fan of the outfit but it truly matches her style in particular.

WORST DRESSED:

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Now let’s get to the ugly, I have to start with this Blumarine dress by Sarah Bareilles. This dress isn’t really ugly but it definitely doesn’t go with her pale skin. Also it makes her look shape less.

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This was such a dissapointment, I usually love what Pharrell wears but this adidas is definitely not Grammy material. I usually wear something like that without the hat, if I’m going for a walk.

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When will I ever see Madonna wear an actual pretty dress rather than her looking like a man or a thug?. Madonna you are not a man, but if you want to be, just get some surgery done, I am sure that you can afford it. Or if you really want to wear a suit, wear a more feminine one.

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Ms.Griffin, your dress is just as hilarious as you are. You are a really funny comedian but so is your dress unfortunately. To much print going on, reminds me of the hippy 80’s fashion.

That is all pheww, I had quite a lot to cover, but it is always fun writing about fashion. I want to conclude by saying I am not a fashion expert and this is just my personal opinion :).

Let me know your favourites, by commenting down below.

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

01/27/14

Benefit – They’re Real Mascara

Hello guys,

I am finally starting to review some of the products I got from London, which I have been testing for a while now. The first product I will review is the most raved about Mascara ever, which is the Benefit – They’re Real Macara. I was really excited to try this mascara because of great reviews I’ve read, but it turned out to be a bit of disappointment. Mind you it’s not a bad mascara, I seriously love how it separates my lashes, but I have no idea why there is such a hype about it. I do still have mixed feelings about this product, which you will notice from my pros and cons.

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Pros:

  • I love the packaging it reminds me of a 50’s style mascara, it comes in a black box with orange typography, while the actual mascara has a nice silver/grey squarish shape.
  • I love how it separates the lashes, the brush is the main reason for that because it’s like a hard comb to the lashes.
  • Makes lashes really long
  • Easy brush to use, even if the brush is a little bit weird
  • It’s jet black

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Cons:

  • Being that I have thick and heavy lashes it clumps them after to many layers.
  • It didn’t give me any volume
  • The brush is a bit to hard for my taste, the first time I applied the mascara I almost hurt my eyes, but once you get used to it, its OK.
  • If I don’t layer up, it doesn’t look like I have any mascara on
  • It is a bit expensive for such a mascara, i got it for about €24 which is about £19.

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Will I ever buy this product again? Not sure to be honest, I like how it seperates my lashes but it doesn’t give me any volume. Mixed feelings :/

Do I recommend it? If you are looking for a mascara that separates your lashes and gives you length, I highly recommend it but if you are looking for volume then this is not your mascara.

Rating: 

Have you ever tried this Mascara?, would love your opinion. Keep posted for more guys 🙂

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

 

01/18/14

Yin & Yang – Make-up look

Hello guys,

It’s the Weekend 😀 and I am finally back with a new Make-up look. Unfortunately I had a cold this week, so I had no energy to write more post as I would have wished, but finally I am doing much better and can’t wait to talk about this make-up look. This has to be one my favorites so far, it is not  and easy make-up look, but with a little patience you might be able to do it yourselves too. I did this look about a month ago, but I was stuck as to what I should name this look. With a little help from my colleague we managed to come up with a great name, Yin and Yang.   It truly reminds me of the union of opposites, that of black and white, used mostly in this make-up look.

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 Eyes

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Instructions:

  1. First things first I start by using an eye-shadow primer, then I applied a white shimmery shadow under the brows and onto the mid crease/eyelid.
  2. Following the white, I applied a black eye-shadow onto the inner lid and blended it out onto the middle crease, creating like a pointed arrow on top the middle crease. (see photos)
  3. Further on I used the same black shadow onto the crease, while blending it with the white shadow I did a similar pointed arrow on top of the mid crease/lid.  Then I applied some white shadow between what I call the pointed arrows and blended it out with the rest.
  4. Finally a nice winged eyeliner, on top the upper lashes and even under the lower lashes. Of course the look wouldn’t be complete with a coat of black mascara.

Products:

  •  Two faced Eyeshadow Primer
  • Urban Decay Naked 2 – Blackout
  • Pupa Milano Vamp – Wet & Drayt eyeshadow in 403
  • Rimmel Exagerate Eyeliner
  • Rimmel Scandalous eyes Mascara

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Cheeks & Lips

Instructions:

  1. For the cheeks I used a lot of bronzer, I find that when u do a very heavy eye look, you need to top it up with a lot of bronzer and blusher or else you will look very pale.
  2. As for the lips I used a tint of red lip gloss, more like stain than full out lip gloss.

Products:

  • E.l.f contouring blush and bronzer in Turks and Caicos
  • MAC Breezy
  • Make Up Store – Chloe Lip glossYY4

 

Well I hope you like this make-up look as much as I do. Feel free to comment down below and keep posted for more and show your support by following my blog trough e-mail or Facebook. 😀

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

01/13/14

Golden Globes 2014 – Worst Dressed

Hey guys,

Today must be the only time I posted twice in a day, but I had to cover the Golden Globes  🙂 from the best to the worst dressed. Unfortanetly like every year there are those that try to be different in a good way but unfortunately end up looking very bad. Here is my list of worst dressed at the Awards.

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Puala Patton , honey what were you thinking with this dress? If it wearent for this huge side ruffle, it wouldn’t have been so bad. It’s like the designer didn’t want to waste the extra fabric and added it to the dress.  Such a pity, she is such a beautiful actress.

Paula Patton

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A award winning Actress shouldn’t be wearing such a cheap looking dress. It looks like a prom dress rather than something you would wear for the Golden Globes. The fabric looks a little bit cheap and the colors totally clash for me. I’m sorry Sandra Bullock but it’s just wrong.

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Julia Roberts wears this lovely Dolce and Gabbana  strapless dress then wears with this white hideous blouse underneath. It just doesn’t make any sense are you going to work as a waitress or to the Golden globes? Without the blouse she would have looked great such a pity.
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Even-though Heidi Klum looks good in everything,I did expert more from a Super model, this marches gown doesn’t give her any justice. The white flowers on a black dress, simply doesn’t do it for me however if Heidi wore a more dainty jewelry and maybe put her hair up in a bun, she would have looked more elegant because it is definitely not an ugly dress.

Not quite right: Heidi Klum's black and white floral Marchesa gown exuded romance, but her black choker necklace and exaggerated cleavage took away from the dress's charm

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Many love this dress/outfit but seriously what is there to like?. It like she wasn’t sure if to wear a dress or a suit, so she combined both. Hone decide what you want don’t go for both at the same time. The front is simply boring, the back is so and so but i’m sorry trousers are not for the Golden Globes. Next time decide what you want please, this is simply confusing.

Is it a dress? Emma Watson's open back Dior ensemble, which looked like a gown from the front but revealed black pants at the back, resembled a glorified hospital gownIs it a dress? Emma Watson's open back Dior ensemble, which looked like a gown from the front but revealed black pants at the back, resembled a glorified hospital gown

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I seriously want to give Jennifer Lawrence some fashion tips, especially when it comes to gowns. Lawrence has this beautiful slim curvy body that would look gorgeous in some figure hugging dresses but she does it wrong all the time. The only time I saw her in a beautiful gown was at the Oscars. This Dior dress looks like a white blanket with black belts around the waist and hips, I might be rough but it’s the truth.  It’s such a pity to see her in there boring dresses, she needs a bit of help.

Awkward details: Jennifer Lawrence resembled Little Bo Peep in her poufy white Dior gownAwkward details: Jennifer Lawrence resembled Little Bo Peep in her poufy white Dior gown, which was cinched awkwardly at the waist and below the hips with stark black straps

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Lena Dunham from Girls, wore this beautiful Zac Posen dress, mind you it is beautiful but not on her. Lesson number 1 if you are very pale, don’t wear a long yellow dress, seriously what where you thinking? Lesson number 2 this shape of dress is not good for you. Face it with her body this is not the style of dress to go for, it has be more flowing, or else you look like your wearing a size to small.

Not so mellow yellow: Lena Dunham's canary yellow Zac Posen strapless gown was not very flattering for her skin tone and clashed with her red lipstick

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Zoe Saldana, where did you find this dress? if you bought this dress, they seriously robbed you, you should give it back. Saldana is such a beautiful woman and this dress doesn’t give her any justice. It’s like the designer has 3 dresses and stitched them into one dress. I will be blunt it is a really ugly dress, all those embellished flowers and see-through fabric at the end, it make me stomach turn.

Zoe Saldana

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Kaley Cuoco what where you thinking honey? you are so beautiful and have a beautiful body why did you wear my grandma’s bedspread? Apart from that, the color of the dress is very similar to your skin. Never wear anything that is is very close to your skin, it doesn’t look good, either people will think your naked or just boring.

Kaley Cuoco

That is all when it comes to the Golden Globes, it was so much fun writing my opinion about these dresses. I hope you enjoyed reading, let me know what you think 🙂

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

01/13/14

Golden Globes 2014 – Best Dressed

I am not a fashion expert but I do love fashion. When I was little I used to love watching the catwalks and design my own clothes on paper. So when such a fashionable yet important event like the Golden Globes occurs, I love to look at the beautiful detailed dresses designers make.

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My number one favorite has to be Cate Blanchet in this beautiful black laced Armani gown. This gown look exceptionally beautiful on her porcelain skin, even the back is simply divine.  Cate Blanchet is a beautiful, elegant and talented woman and she showed it all in this beautiful dress.

Nights in black lace: Cate Blanchett sported a Valentino gown with plunging backless detailNights in black lace: Cate Blanchett sported a Valentino gown with plunging backless detail

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My second favorite has to be Kate Backinsale in a Zuhair Murad dress.  The shape of the dress is simply gorgeous on her fabulous body, and the detail and design of this dress is to die for.

Pure sophistication: Kate Beckinsale showed off her slim frame in a Zuhair Murad fishtail gown and loose updoPure sophistication: Kate Beckinsale showed off her slim frame in a Zuhair Murad fishtail gown and loose updo

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Sofia Vergara has to be my third choice for sure, she wore this beautiful black dress by Zac Posen and accesorised it with a chunky turquoise necklace. I love the shape of this dress, it hugs her curvaceous body pretty well, simply gorgeous.

Voluminous: Sofia Vergara sported a Zac Posen gown with very full skirt teamed with a chunky turquoise necklaceVoluminous: Sofia Vergara sported a Zac Posen gown with very full skirt teamed with a chunky turquoise necklace

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Yes another black dress, does that say anything about me ? hehe. However you have to admit Emma Roberts look great in this dress. I love the beautiful neckline of the dress and it fits her to perfection.

Happy together: Emma Roberts and fiancée Evan Peters couldn't stop smiling as they walked the carpet togetherHappy together: Emma Roberts and fiancée Evan Peters couldn't stop smiling as they walked the carpet together

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Lupita Nyong’o sported a sleeveless red Ralph Lauren gown, complete with cape detail. At first I didn’t know if I hated of loved this dress because of the cape, but I have to admit it looks exceptionally beautiful on her lovely chocolate skin.

Lady in red: Nominated Lupita Nyong'o sported a sleeveless red Ralph Lauren gown, complete with cape detailLady in red: Nominated Lupita Nyong'o sported a sleeveless red Ralph Lauren gown, complete with cape detail

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I have to give it to Hellen Mirren, not only she looks ravishing in this embroidered Jenny Packham emerald gown. She looks stunning and amazing for her agem I’ll be more than happy to look like that at her at her age.

Green goddess: Helen Mirren looked stunning in her embroidered Jenny Packham emerald gownGreen goddess: Helen Mirren looked stunning in her embroidered emerald gown

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Lily Rabe is a very talented actress in American Horror story but being that she isn’t an A list actress, there wasn’t a particular emphases on her dress but I simple love it and it deserves a good review.  She wore a beautiful brown dress with graphic black overlay and it look great with her blonde complexion.

Big black dresses: Jacqueline Bisset wore off-the-shoulder black and gold, while Monica Potter sported a gold top and black skirt, Allison Williams wore black and white  and Lily Rabe wore a brown dress with black overlay

Below are some more pretty dresses that I liked but didn’t impress me much.

A rainbow of dresses: Sandra Bullock Reese Witherspoon, Amy Adams and Amber Heard were the leading brights on the red carpet at the Golden Globes Awards at the Beverly Hilton on Sunday nightA rainbow of dresses: Taylor Swift, Amy Adams, Reese Witherspoon, Amber Heard were the leading brights on the red carpet at the Golden Globes Awards at the Beverly Hilton on Sunday nightAll white on the night: Margot Robbie flashed the flesh in a plunging white gown split to the thigh with beaded detail on the waist and shoulderEmbellished frocks: Julianna Margulies wore a black gown with gold leaf design while Melissa McCarthySilver lining: Mila Kunis was the epitome of glamour in her sequinned Gucci gown with her brown locks pulled up into an updoHot metal: Naomi Watts sported a slinky Tom Ford champagne gown with a chunky gold neck detailClassy in crimson: Jessica Lange sported a draped velvet number while Julie Delpy looked resplendent in scarlet 680

These are my favorite dresses from the Golden Globes, what were your favorites? let me know by commenting own below 🙂

I will do another post about the worst dressed for the Golden Globes so keep posted

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

01/10/14

How to Get Healthy Skin

Hello guys :),

Today I want to talk about something that is very important to me and than unfortunately not many do know how, which is how to have a healthy skin. There is a huge misconception that to have a healthy looking skin, you need to spend a lot of cash on skin care but the truth is you don’t.

As I have mentioned in my New Year post (which you can view here),  I truly want to take care of myself and my health this year. I have been doing great so far, I am eating healthy, exercising  and doing my best to take care of myself. Apart from change in my weight, I have seen a huge difference in my skin, my pimples and redness has diminished and I have been loving applying make-up, cause I don’t need to use a lot of foundation nor concealer.  I think apart from taking care of your health it’s makes your skin look great and you will feel just as great.

Here are some great tips for you to get a healthy skin:

1 Decrease you sugar intake :

I would highly suggest you stop eating and sugary stuff, like Soda or candy. Contrary to popular belief, chocolate isn’t bad for you, it all the added sugars it has that harm your skin. So you can have a piece of dark chocolate once in a while but never exaggerate. It all about moderation.

2 Eat Healthy Food

People think healthy food is just salads, or you don’t eat much but that’s far from the truth. I eat plenty of food but I always spice it up with different recipes. There are so many healthy recipes you can try and believe me most of them taste better than all the junk there is out there. The change I have seen in my skin is simply amazing.  I also read that nuts and fish are really great for a healthy skin, because their oils clean out the bad oils you have in your skin.

3 Drink lots of water 

A person should drink 2lts of water everyday, however if you don’t like to drink water make sure you drink at least 6 to 8 glasses of water. Don’t drink only when thirsty, you should drink water all the time even when not thirst because you might suffer from dehydration without even knowing. Apart from that water has a lot of benefits for your skin, I see a huge change in my skin and apart from that it gives me more energy too.

4 Exercise

Apparently sweating helps your skin, and the way you feel internally when you workout it will eventually show in your skin.  Make sure to wash you face after even if you just wipe it with a cloth. Choose something fun and stick to it, I love walking and running but I do love dancing once in a while too.

5 Experiment with Facial Cleansers

Find a cleanser that works for your particular skin type and stick with it. Also make sure you clean your face daily especially when you have make-up on.  Never sleep with your make-up on, if you are to tired to wash your face properly at lease use a facial wipe.

6 Stress less and workout more 

Your body has natural defenses against stress, and you need to flush it out of your body as if it were a toxin or it will become physically visible. For instance recently I was a bit stressed and it was very cold  and a cold sore appeared on my nose :(, so if your stress relex with some music or else let all the stress out by working out.

 

 7 Don’t over wash 

Once a day is more than enough, if you wash it too often it won’t help those natural good oils which we all have in our skin.

8 Avoid touching your face

I have a viscous habit to touch my face a lot , if i’m thinking, working or just bored and a lot of pimples occur. So avoid touching your face especially if your hands touches something else or they aren’t clean, there are germs everywhere.

I hope these tips were helpful, and if you follow these simple step, I do guarantee you will have a healthier looking skin and u will feel great. If you still have problems I do suggest you visit a dermatologist, especially if you have serious acne problems but these steps will definitely help.

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

01/7/14

NYX – Trio Eyeshadow TS11-Orange/Copper/Peach

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A few months back, I was given this NYX Trio Eyeshadow palette to try out. These are pretty inexpensive and the colour selections they have are amazing.  I have the palette in Orange/Copper and Orange/Peach, which are basically copper selection of colours. These colours are perfect to use for everyday make up or even as a mid tone colour to use with other colours. The eyeshadow are housed in a slim black plastic casing and looks very similar to high brands packaging. It has also a small mirror and applicator, the applicator sponge looks pretty well, I still however prefer to use brushes but it’s still great to have when travelling.

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For the colours, most of the series runs from light (highlight), mid (crease), and dark (outer crease) however my palette seems to have oddly paired shades, because the darkest shade is a bit too light to apply on the crease.  The shadows are however very soft and powdery and have medium pigmentation, and looks better with a eyeshadow base underneath.

T4Pros:

  • Lovely sleek packaging with mirror and applicator
  • Good applicator
  • Good pigmentation, it will last for a good 4 to 5 hours.
  • Soft and powdery
  • Easy to apply and blendable
  • Not to shimmery, you can easily wear it for everyday to work
  • Inexpensive, it only retail for …

Cons:

  • This isn’t really a con but so you know, some trio are definitely better than other for colour payoff, so look up reviews or else check them out yourself at the NYX store at Sliema.

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Will I ever buy this product again? It is a probability however being that I love eye-shadows, I would go for bigger palettes but for someone that is a less make up geek than me, these would be perfect.

Do I recommend it? I do recommend these palettes, they are good quolity and perfect for travelling and also inexpensive

Rating:

Have you tried some of their trio eye-shadow palettes? let me know what you think

XOXO

 

01/5/14

Winter Tag

Hello guys,

It’s the New Year and yes I have been tagged this Winter by the lovely Steph from Think Love Makeup blog.  She is a lovely British born Maltese blogger, that has an undeniably passion for Make-up, just like me :D.  I will start by saying that I am not a winter person, I simply hate winter and Love Summer. Yet as the positive person I am, I try to look at the good in everything, and there are some things that winter is great for, so keep on reading.

So let’s start with the questions:

1) Favourite Winter Nail Polish?

This is a bit tough cause I have quite a couple that I like to wear nowadays.  In winter I love wearing dark nail polishes, and I’ve been wearing this lovely dark blue polish by the Make up store called Anders and also red Nail polish by Maybelline.

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2) Favourite Winter lip product?

I have been loving the Anatomicals Stop Cracking Lip balm, it’s perfect for this cold weather.

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3) Most worn Winter clothing piece? 

It has to be my leather jackets, I wear it everyday for work. It keeps me warm and it’s looks pretty good. I have an undeniable love for leather jackets, they can be worn with anything.

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4) Most worn Winter accessory? 

It has to be my scarves, being that I also love to sing, I need to take care of my voice and keep my necks covered when outside. So I make sure to always wear one even when I’m running.

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5) Favourite winter scent/candle?

I have been loving Beyonce’s perfume Heat and even Pulse but I find it more summer, but I recently smelled My secret by Antonio Banderas and I have to say it smells devine. Funnily enough I have never really took any particular notice to a perfume, I usually get them as presents so never really bothered buying some for my own. However I don’t have a particular favorite candle.

6) Favourite Winter beverage?

It has to be tea, I simple love tea from normal to herbal tea’s, they keep me warm and taste great.  Then to unwind, some lovely white or rose wine, or even some Vodka coke on the weekend.

7) All time favourite Christmas/Holiday movie?

To be honest I don’t have one in particular, I love movies in general and watch them all the time but none of them I watch because of a particular season.

8) Favourite Christmas/Holiday song?

I will let out a secret, I am not much of a Christmas person, I simple hate Christmas songs, they are so boring and all sound the same. Being that I also work in a showroom, I have to listen to same songs for a whole month and believe me it’s not fun hehe. Not to sound like the Grinch, there are two songs I don’t mind listening  is Shake up Christmas by Train and Christmas Light by Coldplay.

9) Favourite Holiday food/treat?

It has to be my sister Lasagna, she does  the best lasagna ever.love  I had plenty of it during the holidays and it was so good, I really didn’t mind having it over and over again.

10) What is your favourite Christmas Decoration this year?

I really don’t like Christmas decoration, I find them to be quite tacky (ok now i really sound like the Grinch hehe). My sister usually does the decorations, she is more of a winter person than I am.  However I do like simple decorations that give a nice touch here and here, like gold and silver candles or flowers.

11) What’s at the top of your Christmas list?

Well now Christmas is over I don’t have anything, and even though I love to give presents, I didn’t have any presents to give to aparts from my parents. Being that I am have a huge family (4br+sisters and 7 niece and nephews) we stopped giving gifts to each other because it will be to pricey. Me and my friends were going to do a secret santa but we barely met before the holidays because of their studies that we didn’t manage that one either, so I guess we have to leave it for next year.

12) What are your plans for the holidays this year?

Well my plans were to spend some fun time with my friends and family, and I did. Everything went pretty well even if we had some few setback, but overall I had an awesome time.

I tag you guys feel free and reply to these questions on your blog.

this post,  I will start posting some interesting reviews this week and maybe some new tutorials. I would love your suggestions in how to improve my blog or if you want me to post about something in particular.

Lots of Love

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

01/1/14

Its A New Year :D

Hello guys,

I really hope you all had a fabulous New Years Even and a great start to the New Year . Mine was was pretty good, I have a great New Year Eve with my best friends and a lovely relaxing New year day with my family.

Last year I made 3 beauty resolutions which were to take care more of skin, stop biting my nails and take care of my teeth.  Funnily enough I actually succeeded in all of my resolutions.  I stopped biting my nails and they are in their best shape ever, I also make it a point to clean my skin and take care of it as much as I can. Finally I also too care of my teeth and went to a dentist for about 3 times this year which was a huge improvement.

For this new year I will only do two resolutions which is to be healthier and more fit and also make sure to always look my best. Looking your best isn’t superficial or high maintenance, it’s a way to remind yourself how beautiful you truly are, which in the end will make you feel a lot better with yourself. When I look good, I feel great on the inside, no matter what things you might be going trough, it will make you feel better.  I think this is a resolution that every person should make and hopefully keep it. That is the thing that I truly love about make-up is that it can make you feel like your worth a million bucks, which will in the end give you more confidence and you will be able to go through anything.

I think I have mentioned a lot of times, how this blog has really helped me mentally and physically, and it’s true. I gave given so much to this blog and it has rewarded back. However this year I want to focus more on my health, I won’t be as active as much as I used to be on this blog. Being that I work full time and have a lot of commitments going on, it can be really hard for me to make time for everything. I will still post as much I can, but don’t worry if I will be a bit M.I.A here and there, I love this blog too much to let it go :D. Right now my number one priority is to get healthier, I have seen what being unhealthy can cause and it’s not pretty.

I think this new year has been really a gift for myself, to entirely focus on me. Being single will help me focus on myself and have more time to work hard on getting in better shape.  Last year I made the same resolution and I’ve gotten way healthier, I lost weight  but not enough to be at the healthiest weight, but I will get there this year. It was quite a tough year because as I was trying to have a healthy lifestyle a lot of things were going on in my life,  one of them which was my breakup with my then boyfriend.

With all of the bad, there was a lot of good happening last year. First of all my awesome friends, which have supported me trough anything, I don’t know what I would do without you guys. Also my blog getting its own domain and a lot of heart whelming support from you readers.

This post was a little different than my usual posts, and a little bit personal but I know it will get some good response. If you are really determined to get something done or changed in your life this is the time. I know they say,that the chances are you wont actually do what u u promised yourself to do, on the new year. But guess what, u can actually be the change  of that saying. I have actually succeeded in all of resolutions and so can you, you just have to believe in yourselves and be determined.:) Nothing comes easy you have to work for it, but nothing is impossible.

Lots of Love

XOXO

Sarah-Jane