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 ūüôā

Eyes:

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

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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 ūüôā

Lot of Love

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

 

04/19/14

Bumble Bee – Artistic Make-Up look

Hello dears,

It has been a while since I posted a make-up look, and it’s not because I didn’t create anything new, it is because I have become lazy with taking photos and editing hehe. But I finally managed to get some work done in order to show you what I have been up to. Before I start talking about this look I would like to wish you all a Happy Easter :).

About a month ago or so in Malta we had the Carnival, it is widely celebrated here in Malta and everyone loves dressing up and be someone or something which they cannot actually be in real life. Even-though I love dressing up, I didn’t manage to do it this year however I loved helping my nieces look awesome on these celebrations.

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A look I wanted to show you is what I did on my niece Samira, she wore this cute bumble bee costume and she wanted me to do her make-up. (All this yellow remind me that it’s Easter hehe) Well being that she is just a child, I wanted to create something fun and artistic. I used mainly yellow eyeshadow then black liner and shadow to create a fur like effect. ¬†This furr like effect I used it on her brows, on the crease and even on her cheeks. ¬†Finally I applied a tiny bit of blusher and some glossy lips gloss.

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Overall I am really please with this look, I think she looked great and the make-up went on really well with her costume. This could be a great idea for you to try if you have costume party or on your next Halloween.

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I hope you enjoyed this post, and thank you for stopping by :). Show some love by liking my facebook page and following my blog trough e-mail, blog lovin or instagram

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

03/18/14

Pupa Milano – Vamp! Wet and Dry Eyeshadow – 305

In the recent months I have been testing and simply loving all of the Pupa products. Now I am finally taking the time to give you a detailed review about their latest new eye-shadow beauties. Recently Pupa launched a series of 24 gorgeous shades of Vamp! Wet and dry eyeshadows, and I was lucky to get my hands on one of them. I chose this gorgeous navy blue, that has this pearl-like kind of metallic texture.

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This eyeshadow can be used both wet and dry, however I have only used it when dry up till now. ¬†I have used this particular colour in a recent make-up look called Winter blues, so do check it out. I am simply in love with this colour, the texture and pigmentation is simply impeccable. Many have asked me about this shadow whenever I wear it. It also has little fall out and it has such a lovely smooth and “creamy” texture, which is a pleasure to work with and blend.

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I also can’t express how cute is their packaging, which is very sleek and neat just how I like it .It also has a nice small applicator which can be handy for some, even though I still prefer to use my own eye-shadow brushes. This beauty retails for ‚ā¨11.70 which is a good reasonable price, for it great quality and it also has a good amount of product that will take a while for it to end.

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Pros:

  • Beautiful packaging, sleek and neat
  • Great quality and pigmentation
  • Minor fall outs
  • lasts all day
  • Worth every penny

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Cons:

  • NONE- I actually have nothing negative to say about this product is simply delivers.

Will I ever buy this product again? Definitely, I would buy it in an instant if I ever run out, the pigmentation is simply divine.

Do I recommend it? Of course, I urge your to visit their local Pupa stand which are available in various Pharmacies, Perfumeries and Beauty Salons, they are totally worth it.

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Have you tried these eye-shadows yet? let me know your opinion down below, and thank you for stopping by ūüôā

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

03/14/14

Photoshoot with Valeria and Fritz Photography

Hello dear lovely readers,

Last week, I had one hell of a busy week, however it was filled with some exciting events, one of them was this lovely shoot I had last Sunday. I had the pleasure to work with a lovely Swiss model called Valeria and the very much talented  German photographer Fritz from Fritz Photography.

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Valeria wanted something natural colours on the eyes, for which I used a mixture of brown colours ¬†from the very light to the dark shades. While for the lips, something a bit more bold and colourful for which I used a lovely matte red lipstick. ¬†I am very pleased with the final result, however I did encounter some make-up problems with her fake lashes, because her left eye kept tearing up and the lashes couldn’t stick nor dry. Which reminds me, that I need to buy some various types of fake lashes hehe.

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Her make-up stayed put throughout the photo-shoot, there was honestly no need for retouching and that’s all thanks to some of my fabulous high quality products . I still assisted during the photo-shoot and made sure I had all the essentials, just in case there was any need.

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The products which they are a must for every make-up look, if it’s for a photo-shoot or any other occasions for which the make-up has to look good for hours are primers. I used my favorite Prep and Prime by MAC primer all over her

face and for the eye’s the Urban Decay Potion Primer which works wonders for the eye-shadow to stay put for over 4 hours. These primers are a bit pricey, but they are worth every penny and give the best results, which I believe that in the end all of my clients deserve the best.

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 That is all for now, I do hope you like my work and if you like what you see,  do not hesitate to contact me trough my e-mail or Facebook page, would love to make you feel and look beautiful in any of your special occasions. I also do highly recommend Fritz Photography, if you are interested in having some professional photos taken if it either for yourself, or a special occasion or even for a fashion spread.  He is one talented photographer and you have to admit, the photos do look pretty awesome :D. Check him out on his facebook page and even his photography blog.

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https://www.facebook.com/FritzPhotographyMalta

http://fritz-grimm.com/2014/03/11/valeria-paldino/

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

02/12/14

Pink Valentine – Make-up look

Hello guys,

Sorry for being MIA lately, but you seriously think I would forget to post a valentines make-up look? of course not :D. This year I thought Valentines should be a little bit girly so this look came in to mind. It is very simply, however very effective, it is a line between pretty and sexy.

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Eyes

Instructions:

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  1. I always start this look with a primer then I move on to a nice white matte shadow under the brows and into the inner corner lid.
  2. Following the white I applied a baby pink colour on the middle of the lid and onto the lower crease.
  3. Finally I applied a nice matte black shadow onto the crease and blended it all out. I also like to use a beige colour to blend out the black shadow with the white used under the brows.
  4. To complete the look I always apply a nice winged lined and mascara.

Products:

  • ¬†Two faced eye-shadow primer
  • NYX full shet of eyeshadows box
  • NYX the curve eyeliner
  • Benefit they’re real mascara

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Cheeks and Lips:

Instructions:

  1. For the cheeks I felt that a nice pink blush would go perfectly just find, however I like to contour it with some bronzer.
  2. As for the lips, I used this gorgeous pink lipstick, reminds me of a barbie doll.

Products:

  • Primark Sunkissed Bronzer
  • MAC Dolly Mix blusher
  • Primark Pink Lipstick which I called Barbie Pink check review.

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I simply hope you like this look, feel free to show some love by following my blog through e-mail, facebook and even bloglovin. Would love to know what you think about this look and finally wish you all a Happy Valentines Day ūüėÄ

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

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 ūüôā 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

12/21/13

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 ? ūüėÄ Let me know by commenting down below

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¬†‚ā¨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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11/23/13

Lorde – Royals – Make-up look

Hey guys,

Here I am again, with a new Make-up look for you guys :). Recently I have been obsessing over the song “Royals” by Lorde, and of course I couldn’t help but notice the simple yet original make-up look she is wearing on her music video. The overall make-up look is very simple, however the eye-shadow/ liner is quite unique.¬†There’s something about it that is really edgy yet basic, which also reflects this cut-crease winged liner.

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Eyes:

  • This looks is very basic, it all about application. I by using a primer and then used a matte white shadow under the brows and into the inner corner of the lid and¬†I applied a beige colored shadow on the mid lid.
  • Then I started applying the winged eyeliner upward and onto the crease. The shape reminds me of a cat’s ears.
  • Finally I used a black eye-shadow and applied it on the liner and blended it out.
  • Last but not least I applied a dark black mascara.

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Porducts:

  • Urban decay Potion primer Eden
  • Make up store white michroshadow
  • Urban decay Naked 2 palette – bootycall and blackout
  • NYX the curve eyeliner
  • Benefit – The’re real mascara

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Cheeks:

  • NARS – Laguna bronzer and Deep Throat blusher

Lips:

  • Her lips are in a nude colour which is why I used the MAC creme cup lipstick

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I hope you enjoyed this look, it was a lot of fun for me to do this look. If you do get to do this look please tag me, I love to see your takes on the looks I create :). Thank you for following and for reading my posts, feel free to comment, like or share

XOXO

Sarah-Jane