03/28/15

KIKO Make Up Milano – Haul from Italy

Good Morning Everyone :),

Today I want to show you my biggest Haul of Kiko Milano from Italy. On the 3rd Day after I visited the beautiful Venice we went to Mestre a small city very close to Venice and the best place for shopping. We went to the biggest shopping complex I’ve ever seen called Auchan, where you find everything that comes to mind. It has a huge supermarket, various outlets for clothes, accessories, gadgets, chocolate stores and of course Make-up.

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Being that in Malta we do not have the brand Kiko Milano, I went to their big store and got myself some goodies. I’ve always heart very good remarks about the brand so I really want to get my hands on them.

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So here are the Products :

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 SKIN EVOLUTION FOUNDATION IN 103 NATURAL ROSE : It’s a pretty good foundation with Medium coverage. It blends perfectly and it covers pretty well small imperfections. It is ideal for summer as it’s not too heavy or cakey.

COMPACT MINERAL POWDER IN 104: This powder applies heavenly onto the skin as it is very soft. However the colour changes to a darder shade one applies, so make sure you get a lighter shade.

COLOR FEVER EYESHADOW PALETTE 101: I am simply in love with this palette, It contains 4 beautiful shadows, a beige cold tone, a baby pink, a plum colour and a  darker plum-brown shadow. The shadows are very pigmented and soft, as I swatched the colours it felt like touching a pillow.

VOLUME EYES+ ACTIVE MASCARA: I think its a decent mascara to use for everyday and I simply love the brush as it is idea to even coverethe small lashes on the inner corner of the eyes. For some reason I am not to excited about it, but  I need to give it some time to test it out further.

PRECISION EYELINER : Now this is one hell of a good eyeliner, I simply love it. It dries matte and it stay on for quite a long time. My new favourite liner so far.

LIMITED EDITION ROCK ATTRACTION BLUSH IN CROSSROAD PINK 03: I quite like this blusher, it is very pigmented so little goes a long way and its a lovely bright Pink colour. I haven’t worn it much this winter but I do intend to wear it in Summer. Now to mentions it cute “Jeans” packaging and sleek design.

HANDS AND LIPS WINTER BALM : Due to the cold weather in Italy I deperately needed a hand cream and some lipbalm, and now I have two of those in one. I simply loved the idea of including them in 1 packaging, it is really hand when travelling. Last but not least the lotions and balm have repaired my dry hands and lips. A very good buy Indeed.

HYDRATING MOUSSE: I haven’t tested this product much in the last few months, but once I do, I intend to give a full review. However I do think it’s ideal to have when your face get really dry due to cold weather. It refreshes and moisturizes the skin from the dryness one can encounter in very cold days

NAIL CARE, STRONG NAILS, INSTANT HARDENING BASE COAT: Recently my nails were quite a mess, some were chipping and others were breaking, so I neededa good harner. It’s hard to test out a base coat unless you wear it constantly, so I cannot say if its a good base coat but I do plan to test it out for a couple of weeks and maybe then I can give you my opinion.

DENIM NAIL LAQUER IN 464 AND 463: These I absolutely love already, they have a matte “denim” finish and dry very easily. They also have a good longevity as they started chipping after a week or so. I highly recommend.

Well I hope you like my Medium sized Haul :D, I will try to test them out as much as I can and post a  detailed review for you guys. Deeply sorry if I am not posting as much as I am used to, however I am doing my best to be active as much as before. I am also dong my best to improve the blog and make it more user friendly.

Wish you all a Happy Weekend

XXX

Sarah-Jane

 

 

02/17/15

M.A.C Mini Haul from Italy

Hello beauties,

Yes I am finally back, my life has become so busy in the last few months that I barely have time to myself, imagine writing on this blog. But recently I started to miss it and I wish to start posting again. Being that I have quite a hectic lifestyle with a full time job, singing rehearsals, and spending time with my loving new bf, little time is spent for blogging. I am still the same girl, obsessed with anything beauty and make-up and I wish to show you my latest buys.

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In the December I went to Italy for a week with my besties, we stayed in Treviso and visited some of the most beautiful cities, Venice, Mestre, Padova and Verona. When we went to Verona the city of Romeo and Juliet, love was definitely in the air as I encountered a small M.A.C store. Being that I was on a tight budget I bought what I have been craving to have for a long time, MORE LIPSTICKS :D.

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So I got another Creme Cup because the one I have has been used quite a lot, not only for myself but even my clients. It is a beautiful light pink shade which is perfect for a Wedding look and even when you have smokey eyes.  Have a look at the review about this gorgeous lipstick.

Another beautiful lipstick which caught my eye immediately is All fired up from the Retro Matte range, a beautiful pink toned red shade that stays on forever. The pigmentation is divine and the colour is the die for. It is very similar to the ruby woo, when it comes to longevity and pigmentation. It just varies in colour. Review for Ruby woo.

The third lipstick I got is the beautiful Violetta, from the Amplified Creme range. Violetta is a beautiful bold violet lipstick with a creamy texture. Like all the other creamy lipsticks they glide easily on the lips, doesn’t dry the lips or cause lips to chap. I am very happy I got this gorgeous lipstick.

Last but not least, being that I love bold colours i got myself a Rebel. A lovely plum colour with purple undertones, also from the Amplified Creme range. This is such a daring yet sexy colour which looks good on anyone with pouty big lips. It definitely deserved a Selfie :P.

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ALL FIRED UP. VIOLETTA, REBEL, CREMECUP

 

Apart from these gorgeous lipsticks, I thought I’d buy myself a new shade of blusher. Being that I already have the DollyMix and Breezy, which are on the pink and red tones, I thought of choosing something different. So I got the Sheertone Blush, Breath of Plum, very suitable for winter and for anyone with a light skintone. It applies very naturally to the skin, and it has a very light and soft formula. I do highly recommend it,and any of their blushers as they are long lasting, I bought my first blusher about 2 or 3 years ago and it’s still pretty full. Good value for money, that’s for sure.

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Well I hope you liked my Mini M.A.C haul, I shall start posting new short reviews about product I got recently and hopefully some new Make-up looks.

Much love

Sarah-Jane

01/11/15

Christmas 2014 – Make-Up Look

Hello dear readers,

A while ago before Christmas I did this make- up look for you guys, but due to some technical issue, I couldn’t post it, neither on my blog nor on Facebook. Thankfully the issue is solved now, but unfortunately it made me post this look a bit later.

Before I start describing the look, I do hope you had a lovely Christmas with your loved ones and fabulous start to the New Year. I spent Xmas eve with my best friends, and Xmas day with my crazy family. While NYE was spent with friends once again but in another beautiful country, that of Italy. It was truly a lovely start to the New Year, even-though I wished there were a couple of people with me in Italy, which I truly love and care about, yet I carried them in my heart.

I want to take this moment, to thank all of you which have been following my blog and my work, and have believed in my talent, as a make-up artist and blogger. Always keep in mind, I am still learning and improving and would appreciate your feedback in everything I do.

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Instructions:

  • The look is quite simple because I haven’t used a variation of colours per se. The eyes are a mixture of light to dark brown colours while for the lips I chosea nice blood-red colour with a tint of purple. I felt that in 2014 we have truly evolved when it comes to wearing bright and bold lipsticks, from Lorde to Beyonce, this was the year where we pushed the extremes with make-up.
  • The blush is a soft red colour mixed with a bit of bronzer to highlight cheek bones.

 

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 Products:

  • NYX box of eyeshadows
  • Revlon eyeliner
  • Maybelline Mascara
  • Pupa Milano Autumn Collection -Paris Experience- 002
  • MAC Breeze blusher
  • Make Up Revolution – Bronzer

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Even-though Christmas has passed this look is pretty much wearable this winter, so feel free to have a try at this look and please tag me on instagram or facebook if you did so :).

Lost of love

XOXO

11/18/14

NYX – Box of Eyeshadows 112 colours

Being a makeupholic, I am always interested in trying out new pigments and new products. If anyone would ask me what make-up product I like the most, it would probably be eye-shadows. I probably have more than 10 eye-shadow palettes and believe me they are not enough.  Why I like eye-shadows so much? It is probably because I am an artist, I used to paint using acrylics and without the different colours you wouldn’t create Art basically. The same goes to make-up, different eye-shadows can truly create some beautiful Art.

When NYX opened in Malta I truly wanted to test out some of their eye-shadows, and I was impressed by the few I got to try out that I went ahead and bought this extensive palette. Compared to the pricing, they have some good quality pigmentation. The packaging is very sleek in black; it also comes with an applicator and mirror which I rarely use. It has two compartments; the upper one has the natural colours from light to dark natural colours like white, black and brown. Then you can slide the bottom compartment and you will find a range of vibrant colours from Pink, yellow, blue and orange.

It is very useful to travel with, I basically take it to most photo-shoots, and it has become truly indispensable. This beauty retails, for about €34, which is a fairly good price for such a good quality palette.

Pros:

  • Nice sleek and sturdy packaging – great for travelling
  • Great pigmentation
  • Easy to use and blend
  • Decent pricing

Cons:

  • The only thing I’m not too fond of is that I do get some fallout. Being that its powder it’s pretty normal, but I do believe it should have less.
  • One thing that annoys me is that the highlights, medium tones and dark tones are scattered in the palette, I would have preferred if they were in order like the Elf Palettes for example.

Will I ever buy this product again? I probably will, it might not be the best eye-shadow palette but i find it very handy and the eye-shadows are pretty pigmented.

Do I recommend it? Definitely, if you like to have a variety of eye-shadow and don’t want to spend a lot of money, this is a good medium.

Rating: 4/5

Would love to hear from your opinion, if you ever tried this product

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

08/24/14

MVintage- Jewellery Shop – Malta

Over the years my obsession with jewellery has increased, I believe they are such a beautiful way of accessorizing any outfit and giving a very stylish result. When it comes to fashion I am very classic but then I like to dress it up with some cool jewellery.

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MVintage is a high street vintage inspired jewellery shop which recently celebrated its one year anniversary in Malta. I have been quite a fan of their jewellery since it opened; apart from my love for jewellery I simply love the vintage style which is classic and timeless. Apart from that the quality of these jewellery pieces is impeccable, and a lot of eye to the detail is given.
The prices are pretty reasonable especially for some of their elaborate necklaces. I have bought two necklaces and a pair of earring from this gorgeous brand and I am finally showing them to you.

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The first necklace is a chunky chain necklace in gold and white, which is very much in vogue nowadays and can dress up every plain outfit. To match this necklace I bought a pair of gold chain earrings which I am simply in love with.

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The second necklace is a simple silver long necklace with black printed beads. It is a beautiful and timeless necklace which looks good with every outfit.

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If you want to purchase any of their beautiful jewellery, you can either go and their Website and it will be delivered to you at the comfort of your own home. If not you can visit their stylish designed “boxes” which hold their fabulous pieces, available at Tigne Point, Sliema, Baystreet, St. Julians and Paola.

Have you ever bought anything from MVintage? Would love to read your opinion down below :),

Thank you for following
XOXO
Sarah-Jane

07/23/14

Make-Up Portfolio

Hello dear readers,

I wish to excuse myself for my absence lately but my life has been very hectic, apart from my full time work, I have been very lucky in make-up jobs and currently rehearsing for another Voices concert. If you follow my Facebook page I have uploaded a bunch of photos of my recent work, I still have more to upload but in the meantime you can have a look of what I have been up-to so far.

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MUA Portfolio page

I also uploaded most of the looks on my MUA Portfolio page, in which there are mentioned some of the amazing photographers I have worked with. I whish to thank especially two different photographers Fritz Von Weisberg and Eva Ferrier, for giving me the opportunity to work with them. They are both have very different artistic styles, but both of them believed in my artistic talent, for which I will be always grateful for.

As time goes by, I do hope I get to chance to work with other various photographer and apart from that have different clients, that will enable me to create whatever they and I want.

Once I organize myself a bit better, I will post more reviews, make-up looks and fashion segments. If you wish for me to post anything in particular, do not hesitate, by commenting down below. I always love to read your comments and get to know you guys.

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

06/26/14

Make Up Store – Gloss Lips in Cleo

A while ago I visited the awesome Make Up Store at Tigne Point Sliema, and I was given this gorgeous lip gloss. I have to admit that I wasn’t wearing a lot of lip glosses lately but slowly after seeing my Idol Beyonce wear this bold glossy red lip-gloss in her latest music video Partition looking sexy than ever, I knew I had to give them another shot. Cleo is a beautiful red lip gloss, very pigmented and surprisingly opaque. It can be worn on it’s own or on a top of a lipstick looks exceptional.

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It has quite a sticky texture, but after a while the stickiness reduces and it becomes a bit creamy. Apart from being glossy, it also has small shimmery particles in the colour itself, which make the lips look pouty and glossy. As to longevity, I do find it to be pretty average, I do need to apply the gloss after a few hours. But overall I do like it, and I am glad I have it in my collection :).

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Pros:

  • Beautiful Pimented opaque lip gloss
  • The packaging is pretty handy to apply and travel with
  • average longevity
  • reasonable pricing

Cons:

  • Not a bit fan of stickiness of this lip gloss, because for some reason I always end up with hair stuck to my lips

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Will I ever buy this product again? Probably, even if I am not much of a lip-gloss person, I truly like wearing this lipgloss and I love it soft feeling.

Do I recommend it? Definitely, it’s a good quality product. If you manage to get this well lucky you but it not do check out some of their other lip glosses as the quality and formula is pretty similar.

Rating:

Would love to hear from you guys your opinion 🙂

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

06/21/14

Flawless – Make-Up Look

Hey guys,

A while ago I bought the “Flawless” tshirt from Beyonce’s new Album clothing line. As most you already know I am quite a huge Beyonce fan and as a Woman and quite a  feminist I am really in love with her song called Flawless.  The song Flawless is about us women believing in our true natural beauty and to always work to better ourself and not to please men but to please ourselves. With that motto in my head, I put the shirt on, wore some fancy jewellery and wore a fearless and “flawless” make up look. Some of you might have thought I would do a more natural look, because indeed we are all beautiful naturally. But nothing makes me feel more flawless than an edgy make-up look, cause in the end we should feel free to express our self the way we like. 🙂

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The look is very edgy, smoking but still feminine, check out my step by step instructions below:

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Instructions:

  • For the eyes I basically did a normal Smokey eye look with a twist underneath. I started off with the black eye shadow onto the crease and blended it out on the mid lid with a beige/white colour. Very easy and simple to do.
  • I also used a brown colour on the crease to blend the black with the white, which unfortunately isn’t that visible due to my low quality camera.
  • What makes the look stand out is the purple cream eye-shadow which I applied under the lower lashes moving further out, under the black eyeliner.
  • Of course you cannot finish the look without the usual eyeliner and mascara

Products:

  • NYX Palette
  • Wjon purple cream eye-shadow
  • MAC gel liner
  • Benefit They’re real Mascara

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Cheeks and Lips

  • For the cheeks I used a little bit of bronzer (but not as much as it looks in the photo hehe which reminds me, to but a good camera) and then applied a reddish tone blusher.
  • As for the lips I used the natural pinkish colour lipstick

Well I hope you liked this look, it is a very simple look so you can try it easily at home. If you love Smokey eyes but want to try something different use a pop or colour under the lower lashes, believe me you will look great. Remember if you have small eyes, it is better to use coloured eyeliner, and make it very thin.

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Show some love by liking or sharing my posts, and I always love to get your response, so feel free to comment down below.

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

06/4/14

Make-Up Look – Malta Fashion Awards 2014

Hello guys,

As promised,  today I want to show you the make-up look and what I wore for the Malta Fashion Awards. Unfortunately I do not have a picture of the outfit, but let me describe it. The outfit consisted of a black body con type dress with white and coral flowers and on top a black blazer, being that it was quite a chilly night.

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To match the dress, I wore this beautiful gold chain necklace with coral shaped flower and matching earrings, ring and bracelet.  Pastel colours are very much in this summer, so definitely be on the lookout. As for my nails, I used the Pupa Milano gel nail polish in a very similar shade as the accessories.

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Now let’s move on to the most important part which is the make-up. Being that it is the most fashionable night in Malta, I had to go all out, so I took my time and tried my best to create something great. I basically was inspired by the outfit itself and used a mixture of corals, gold and black colours.  Apart from applying the eyeshadow on the upper lid I also applied the coral colour under my lower lashes.

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I finished the look with some winged liner, mascara and of course some individual fake lashes for more of a dramatic effect.  This look is perfect for this spring and summer to come; it’s very dressy but still vibrant for the hot summer days which are yet to come. Finally I chose a light pink shade for the lips and even for the cheeks.

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List of Products:

  • MAC Prep and Prime primer
  • Vichy Dermablend foundation
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion Eden
  • NYX Eyeshadow Palette
  • MAC Gel liner
  • Rimmel Scandalous eyes Mascara
  • Ardell individual fake lashes
  • NARS Laguna blusher
  • NARS Deep Thought bronzer
  • MAC Viva Glam by Nicky

Well I hope you enjoyed this look and my post, please show some love by liking my page or following my blog. I do appreciate if you share my blog with your friends and family

Lots of Love

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

 

06/1/14

Malta Fashion Awards 2014

This has been one of the best Malta Fashion Weeks in history. I am glad that even though I didn’t get to be involved as much as I should have (partly being my fault), I still got to enjoy some of the most beautiful Maltese designs in one night, at the Awards show.

I was really unsure if to apply for the media pass or not, and when I decided to give it a go, it was too late. However after a great show last night, I am truly excited for the year to come.

The show was professionally executed,  and it was nice seeing such a high level standard of models, make-up artists and hairstylist which did a great job throughout the whole show. Some of the designs I have seen are worth international recognition and in the end I felt proud of what Malta has to offer.  Throughout the show their were various shows from renowned designers like Caroline Hili, Charles and Ron and Gagliardi to new designers and various hair stylist.

Being and Art and Design student myself, I was so Happy to see a lot of new Designers and Photographers that were either my class mates or in the same institute as I was. One of which was Rosemarie Abela which won best new designer with her Japanese inspired collection.  I also loved seeing new names in the Make-up world to which the Award went to Mateja Camilleri.  Apart from that I was happy to see a blogger fashion award to whom it went for the fashionista Daniel Azzoppardi.  There were of course other important awards to various male and female models, however being  a Make-up artist, beauty blogger and fashion lover, those are the awards which have definitely struck a cord.

Here are some images of the designs which I particularly liked throughout the show. There were many beautiful designs so I will not fit them all, however here are some: Photography by Fritz Photography Malta.

Well I hope you enjoyed this post, later on today or tomorrow I will post the Make-up look I did for the Awards show and what I wore.

XOXO

Sarah-Jane