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

05/3/14

Beyonce Partition – Inspired Make-Up Look

If you know me, you would probably know that I am a major Beyonce fan. She is truly an amazing singer and performer and now with her new visual album I couldn’t but steel some of her looks. Partition is definately one of the sexiest song in her new album and whenever I hear it, It truly gives me good vibes, I feel sexy and powerful. The make-up reflects all of this femininity and sex appeal, which is why I wanted to try it out myself.

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Of course I am not beyonce but hopefully my look will help you to do something similar yourselves, if you want to be a little bit daring. The look its pretty simple, she has some bold black liner and smokey eyes that blend out on the crease and some glossy red lips. The look is not exactly as hers in the photo above but its my inspiration, but do see the photo below of the look I was mostly going for. Keep reading for further information 🙂

Eyes:

(I do apologies for the low quality of the pictures, I do hope to invest in a professional camera in the future 🙂 )

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Instructions:

  • I always start with a primer however right after I chose a black eyeshadow and lined my eyes like applying an eyeliner and blended it out upwards towards the crease
  • Then I used a creme colour on the crease to blend the black shadow and some light shade under the brows.
  • I also highlighted the brow and then applied some liner and mascara. I don’t think you would need any fake lashes with this look due it its dark shadow, but you can always do so. Something I learned recently is that her make-up artist rarely applies fake lashes on her.

Products:

  • Two face eyeshadow primer
  • Fraulein 38 nude eyeshadow palette
  • Make Up store Microshadow in desert and white
  • NYX the curve eyeliner
  • Revlon Scandalous eyes Mascara

Cheeks and Lips:

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Instructions:

  • As for the cheeks I used a bit of bronzer to highlight the cheek bone and then a nice pink toned blusher on the cheeks. Finally I applied a little bit of highlighter on the T zone to give a nice glow to the skin. I find that with such a dark look a highlighter is very useful to balance things out.
  • With regards to the lips I used first the matter red lipstick then on top of it a lovely red lipgloss.

Products:

  • ELF Baked bronzer
  • Make Up store blusher in Glam Rose
  • MAC Ruby Woo
  • Make Up Store in Cleo

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My make up is mostly inspired by this look however it is very similar to the first image of Beyonce however the shadow is a bit different.

Well I do hope you like this look, I would really appreciate a thump up or like trough facebook. Also feel free to comment down below I do love hearing your opinion 🙂

Lot of Love

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

 

03/28/14

Pupa Milano – Shiny Lip Fluid in Nude Brown 003 – Pupa Princess Limited Collection

Hello guys,

This will be my last product review for the Limited Collection Pupa Princess. Due to my hectic life, I didn’t mange to review most of their amazing collection as it was being sold at that time. Yet the quality of this product is consistent with many of their other products, so this review will give you an idea what to expect from this brand.  When I chose this Shiny Lip Fluid in Nude Brown 003 at the Pupa Milano event last Christmas, I wasn’t too excited about it’s brownish colour but to this day it has become my go-to lip gloss to complete my natural make-up looks.  I really enjoy wearing this lip colour because it so soft and hydrating on the lips, which is ideal for winter cracked lips . Lip glosses are usually so sticky and not at all hydrating, which is why I simply love this gloss.

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The reflective gold packaging gives me a 1920’s vibe, and I like that it has a transparent window on the front so that you can easily see the colour and if the lipgloss is coming to an end. This gloss has a doe foot applicator unlike any others I’ve seen, makes the application go on very smoothly. The formula of the lipgloss has the intensity of a lipstick combined with the shine of a lipgloss, and the combination is felt once applied on the lips.  Brown colours do tend to look a bit dull on me, however this shade really complements my skin tone. When it comes to longevity it is quite average and it last for those 2 to 3 hours, but it leaved my lips soft and moisturized.  This beauty retails for about €11.23 euros, a pretty decent price for a good quality lipgloss.

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 Pros:

  • Beautiful gold 1920’s vibe packaging with transparent window.
  • Good applicator
  • Soft and hydrating formula
  • Lovely natural colour colour
  • Average longevityG4

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Cons:

  • The formula can be a bit sticky and first but while it sets it very soft. 

 

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: 

That is all about this product, let me know if you tried this fabulous gloss by writing your opinion down below. I always love reading your feedback

XOXO

Sarah-Jane Vella

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

09/22/13

Beyonce Inspired – Make-up look

Hey guys :),

I thought before leaving for a week, I will do a make-up look for you guys. I wish to thank you all for the support I’ve been having and so I will do my best to post something next week if I get some internet and let you know how I will be doing. But if not, you can still follow me on Instagram,  there is the link to it on the right.

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As you might have already noticed, this look is inspired by a true talented singer, performer and entrepreneur, Beyonce. I have been a fan of hers since Destiny’s child launched their first single No No No. Women at that time needed to see independent women in music industry that empowered us and made us feel able to achieve anything we want. This look was inspired by the early stages of Beyonce’s career, she used to wear this look many times both on stage and in photo shoots. It is a subtle smokey eye look that makes any woman feel like a diva.

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Here are my step by step instructions and products used:

  • Instead of a Usual primer I used the white Jumbo pencil by NYX, and applied it all over the lid. This will make your lid that perfect white canvas that every artists loves to have.
  • Then I started by applying a dark brown eye-shadow using the Fraulein Nude palette, on the crease and blended the color further down on the lid. This creates a nice gradient effect in which you can blend easily with a lighter shade of color, for which I used the nice shimmer white by the Make up store
  • I used the same color and applied it under the brows. To give a more depth to the eye I applied a tint of black onto the crease and blended it with the rest. Fraulein Nude Palette.
  • Finally to complete the eye look a nice winged eyeliner on top and even below the lashes. For this look I used the Maybelline gel liner, which I will try to post a review of after I get back :).
  • Please note that these aren’t the usual steps of applying the eye-shadow but for this look this is the best way for it to look good.
  • For the cheeks I used the E.l.f contouring bronzer and the Nars Deep Throat. As for the lips I used a Rimmel creme lip gloss. I forgot the name of it as I had it for a long time and the name rubbed off.

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Well guys that is all for today 🙂 I do hope you like this look, feel free to comment down below or like this post. I really do enjoy reading your lovely comments and thank you for following

xoxo

Sarah-Jane

09/20/13

Pupa Milano – Glossy Lips LipGloss 402

Hey guys,

Last Month I was given two products from Pupa Milano, the gorgeous pastel nail polish with you can view my review here, and this glossy lips lip-gloss.

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I have to admit that my glossy days are over (I am getting old :P), I don’t wear a lot of lip-glosses any more, but I do like to mix lip-glosses with other lipsticks. This name of this lip-gloss doesn’t lie, it is truly glossy and makes your lips pop and it even made my lips look bigger, which is  quite nice :).

The colour is bright and the texture is shiny and even though it says it’s not sticky, it is a little bit. However the stickiness it’s not annoying like some of the other lip-glosses I have tried, I find it to be quite moisturizing actually. My lips felt really hydrated and soft after removal and that is something which is rarely incorporated with a gloss.

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What I seriously love is the applicator, it is very soft but also flexible very unlike the usual hard wands. The packaging is also quite nice with a transparent tube and elegant metallic details. The colour which is number 402 is this nice light pink/peach colour which can be used either for everyday on it own or if you want to dress it up with a lipstick on night out with the girls. Also it is quite long lasting I wore it for work last Saturday and it was still on me after 4hrs. Some of the product faded away after a few hours but overall it stayed put.

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The price of this lip-gloss is of €11, which can be seen as a bit pricey for a lip-gloss but I think it’s actually worth the price, being that you have a lot of product  so it will last for a long time, and that is hydrates your lips at the same time. I do suggest they start naming their products rather them giving them just a number, it would make a lot more sense.

Check out some of the other colours they have available:

100GLOSS TRASPARENTE101GLOSS BIANCO PERLATO200GLOSS ROSA NUDO201GLOSS ROSA BABY202GLOSS ROSA PERLATO203GLOSS ROSA FIAMMA BLU204GLOSS FUCHSIA PERLATO300GLOSS NUDO301GLOSS NUDO PERLATO302GLOSS BEIGE DORATO400GLOSS ARANCIO PERLATO401GLOSS CORALLO PERLATO402GLOSS ROSSO PERLATO403GLOSS ROSSO PUPA404GLOSS ROSSO VINO405

I hope you like this review, have you tried this lip glosses out?

xoxo

Sarah-Jane

07/1/13

Blogger Award

It seems that my blog is doing so well, that I am actually nominated for the Blogger Award by the lovely Jessica from Product Hoochie. You should really check her blog out, you can truly get some awesome reviews about new products. Thank you Jessica you made my day 🙂

1. Answer the questions asked by the blog who followed you.
2. Nominate up to 20 other bloggers with less than 200 followers.
3. Create 11 questions for your nominees to answer.

So let’s start:

1. Where in the world are you?

I am from a small island in Europe called Malta. It is a beautiful sunny country with beautiful beaches, greenery and great night life. 

2. How do your surroundings affect your beauty habits?

I think overall Maltese women care a lot about their image and do their best to look good. I have been brought up in a family with a majority of women and they all make sure they look their best when they head out. So as the youngest, I absorbed all the beauty secrets and have always made my best to look great which in the ends helps me feel great too.

3. What is your favorite thing to blog about?

I love it when I come up with a new make-up looks to blog about. I love doing reviews of products especially when I love the product, but there is nothing better than doing a post of a cool make-up look.

4. What is your favorite song of the moment?

I have to admit recently I have been obsessed with the voice of Tom Odell. I love the song Another Love and the lyrics speak to me directly right now.

5. What do you prefer, lipstick or lip gloss?

When I was younger I would definitely say lip-gloss but now that I am older I will have to say lipstick. All that gloss looks just silly on me right now.

6. What is one lesson you learned while blogging?

That you always have to keep your viewers interested that means blogging at least 4 times a week if not everyday.

7. If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would it be?

NYC BABY 🙂 yeah It has been my dream since I was a little girl, so yeah I do hope to visit someday.

8. What super power do you wish you had?

I am in between 2 powers, to either stop time and be able to have more time for myself and to do as much things as I can or be able to be at any place with a simple click, like the movie jumper (but hopefully have no one trying to kill me).

9. What do you do to relax?

I either listen to music and sing my heart out or else watch a TV show /movie.

10. Do you enjoy watching television?

Not really, I used to love watching it when I was younger, than I discovered the internet. I can watch anything I want on my laptop without having to watch any boring commercials that never end.

11. Name one thing you can live without!

Negative people that constantly try to pull you down.

People I nominate:

http://wearyourvitamins.com

http://fashionforlunch.wordpress.com

http://intothestratosphere.com

http://allthingslady.wordpress.com

http://blisswithbeauty.com

http://reshumalhotra.com/

http://ladywithnoname.wordpress.com

http://materialdetox.wordpress.com

http://fashionflora.wordpress.com/

http://niicolea.wordpress.com/

So these are the questions you need to answer:

1. Tell me about the country, town or city your from?

2. What was the reason you started blogging?

3. What do you love to blog about the most?

4. What is your favorite make-up product?

5. Would you ever spend a whole week without ever using cosmetics?

6. Mention something that your followers do not know about you?

7. What is your favorite hobby?

8. Do you have a pet?

9. What is your favorite song of the moment?

10. What suggestions would you give to other bloggers?

11. Last but not least what inspired you to name your blog?

That’s all for me guys 🙂

xoxo

Sarah-Jane

03/16/13

E.L.F HAUL – Make-up Tools

Hello make-up lovers,

As I have told you in my previous post, e.l.f had quite a nice offer of giving everything 50% off for St.David’s Day and I decided to buy some tools and brushes that I needed for quite a time.

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Brushes and Mascara shield

  1. First is the angled foundation brush which is perfect to cover some angles of your nose and under your eyes. The brush is super soft and it blends the foundation well on to the skin.

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2. Is the small precision brush which you can use to draw thin eyeshadow lines or even the eyeliner. The brush is also very soft and is perfect for liquid eyeshadows of eyeliners.

3. The angled eyeliner brush is my Favorite, it draws a nice thin line eyeliner line beautifully. This is the right brush to use when you want to draw a very thin line with a cream or gel eyeliner.

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4. Lat but not least is the mascara shield which I really had to have. It happens to me a lot that I do the perfect eye-shadow and then ruin it with the mascara. This is just perfect I am proud of elf for coming with such a great idea. The shield is basically made from silicone and it stop you from having any fall-out. I find it a bit hard to use it on myself but it is definitely a must when you need to apply mascara on someone else.

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I also bought some disposable lip gloss wands which I like to give to my clients with a lipstick sample to carry with them for the occasion. So they can do some further touch-ups later on. I even bought some powder applicators to also give out to clients. I once read that a participial make up artist, that she gave out powder applicators with some powder on them for the clients to have enough for touching up. I also got the eyebrow stencil to try them out but I honesty don’t really need them. I do find them a bit silly and I don’t like the plastic material because it sticks to my foundation and it gets dirty immediately.

DSC00848 That is all for now, keep posted for more. I will try to do a new make up look this weekend. Thank you all for following

xoxo

Sarah-Jane