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.

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Would love to hear from you guys your opinion 🙂

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

02/20/14

Make Up Store – Nail Polish – Crackle black

Recently there has been a huge buzz bout these Crackle nail polishes, and I don’t blame them. In the last few years, nails have taken center stage, now women love to experiment and create various styles to wear everyday. New technologies are being created to this day one of which is the Crackle. Even-though the crackle has been existing for a long time, recently they are developing the same texture with new colours and even styles.

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A while ago I bought the Crackle black from the Make-up store and I am simple in love with it. It comes in a black sleep packaging as all of their nail polishes, however it can be easily mistaken to be a normal black nail polish (which is exactly what happened to me). I do highly suggest they create a different designed packaging for it.  What I love about this crackle is that you can create various styles of crackles depends how you apply the polish.  It is really simple to use this products, you first apply any normal nail polish colour you want, to wish I used the NYX forever 1989 and then when the polish is completely dry, I applied the crackle. After a few minutes it will start to crack and it will dry in a matte finish.  If you don’t like having the matte finish, I do suggest a final top coat at last.  This is one easy artistic way of creating some cool effects on your nails.

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Pros:

  • Very easy to apply
  • Dries pretty fast
  • It creates some pretty cool effects, depends how you apply
  • It lasts for a good week, it also depends on the quality of nail polish you apply underneath.

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Cons:

  • Even-though I simple love this crackle I do highly suggest that they create a different design for the Crackle packaging as it can be easily distinguished for a normal black polish.
  • This is not actually a con but I recommend applying a thin layer of the Crackle Overcoat for best results, don’t lay this stuff on thick; it just won’t work if you do. Also, don’t forget to apply a clear top coat. Those two steps combined really make all the difference.

Will I ever buy this product again? Probably I love creating new style and textures on my nails, and this is one easy way to do that :).

Do I recommend it? Definitely, just make sure not to apply a tick coat and a top coat is always suggested, and your nails have just been beautifully crackled.

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Have you ever tried any crackle nail polishes? let me know what you think by commenting down below and feel free to like or share this post

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

 

12/31/13

Giveaway Winner :D

Hello guys :D,

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

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

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

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

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

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

XOXOXOOXOX

Sarah-Jane

12/21/13

Seasonal Nails – Have you been Good or Bad ?

Hello guys :D,

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

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

Will you be Good this Season?

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

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Will you be bad?

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

 

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

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

 

12/17/13

Holiday must haves :D

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

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Mascara:

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

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Eyliner:

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

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Lips:

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

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Nails:

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

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

12/11/13

Make Up store – Blush – Glam Rose

Hello guys,

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

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

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Pros:

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

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Cons:

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

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

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

Rating:

12/8/13

International Giveaway – 100 Facebook Likes XD

Hello Guys,

So here it is finally, my first GIVEAWAY :D. I am super happy to be hosting my first Giveaway, being that I have been given so much this past year thank to you guys and it’s time for me to give back .  It’s been over a year that I’ve been in the blogging scene and the response was awesome, and I am forever grateful for your support.

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I started blogging about beauty because it’s my way to remind myself, to truly take care of myself, so that I feel beautiful. When I feel beautiful I feel more confident in my own skin, I am more bubbly and a more positive person. Also blogging has been a way for me to show my make-up artistic skills and create new fun looks.

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So here is what the Lucky winner will get :

  • Anatomicals Stop Cracking Lip Balm
  • Anatomicals Headache Balm
  • NYX – The Curve Eyliner
  • Make Up Store– Satin White eyehshadow
  • Vichy Dermablend foundation in One of the 5 shades available
  • Surprise small gift

These are some of my favorite products and I thought the lucky winner should have them.  With regards to the foundation I have ordered 5 of their different shades, so that that the winner can choose one of their shades, that matches their skin color.

So these are the 3 simple RULES you have to do for you to enter this competition:

  1. Follow my blog through your e-mail. The image below explains where you find the follow button

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  1. Like my Facebook page, you can either like for the side button or by using this link here.
  2. Kind comment on this post what product you like best and write your first 3 digits of your e-mail so I know which e-mail is yours

The winner will be picked randomly and will be contacted after the Deadline which is on 30th of December.

So go ahead and enter this Giveaway :D,  will be looking forward to your comments

XOXO

 

12/4/13

Make Up Store – Nail polish in Anders

Hello guys,

Before I start my review I want to remind you to like my Facebook page, so that I will host an awesome Giveaway. I only have 2 likes left to get 100 likes overall :D. Thank you for your Love and Support xoxo

So a while ago,I treated myself to some of the Make up store’s fabulous products at the Launch of the New Dean Gera’s hair salon Launch. One of them is this lovely dark blue sparkly colour called Anders. This product was part of our goodie bag and I am more than happy that I got this beautiful dark blue polish. I simply love dark colored nail polishes as I believe they are the prefect colors to wear for winter. This product is also in my November Favorited which you can check out here.

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Pros:

  • Like all Make up store nail polishes, they come in these sleek transparent bottle with a black matte tap and it contain 8ml of products.
  • This particular colour is from their sparkling range which is this deep blue with sparkly undertones. I love this colour because it it is very wearable, even if it has that “sparkling” factor it doesn’t look childish or our of context if you wear it for work for example.
  • It has a very good pigmentation which you can achieve with one coat but I always ops for a second coat.
  • The staying power of this polish is amazing, it started chipping slightly after 5 days of wear.
  • It retails for about 10.99 euro which is a pretty decent price, not too pricey but not cheap either

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Cons:

  • The application was a little bit messy for me, the texture is a little bit too tick but I imagine it because of the sparkly undertones.
  • It does not dry like their usual glossy polishes, it actually dries in a matte way so I did have to apply a top coat on it to achieve the result I wanted.

Will I ever buy this product again? I do have to admit, I fell in love with this colour so I might buy it again, however I’m pretty positive i’ll try some of their other polishes. 

Do I recommend this product? Yes definitely, it a pretty good polish none the less, check their nail polished at their Shop at the Point Shopping Complex – 2 Sliema. 

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XOXO

Sarah-Jane

11/30/13

Hair Pampering – Dean Gera Hair Care

This week, I was invited to have my hair treated and straightened at the new hair Salon by Dean Gera. I couldn’t possibly pass this by, so I eagerly went to get my hair pampered. Believe me my hair was craving for some pampering, as it was quite dull and it had no shape at all. I am very low maintenance during the week, but then I love to look great during weekend.

On that day I had this massive headache but thankfully I finished early from work, so I went straight to the Point shopping complex at Sliema for my hair appointment.  I was greeted by an old school friend of mine which currently works there as a hairdresser and after a few minutes I was in heaven under the hands of their professional hairdresser (which unfortunately I forgot the name of 🙁 ). The best thing of getting your hair professionally done apart from having gorgeous hair is the washing part. As she treated my hair to some of their Swarksoph products, she massaged my head for a few minutes and my headache just vanished.

Then I got treated to a nice blowdry and my hair  seriously never looked better. Being that my sister was a hairdresser, I learned a few tricks along the way and I know when a blowdry is done right or wrong, because it’s starts losing it’s shape and I have to say she did a great job. My hair still looked great the next day and it still smelled like I just came out of the Salon. I would seriously grab a piece of my hair and smell it.

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I have to say the service was excellent , the salon is very chic and elegant, but once you sit on their fabulous comfy sofa/chairs you will feel like your at home. I highly recommend it, especially if your going for shopping spree and have no time to go to a hairdresser, now you have everything under one roof at the Point -2 level next to the Lovely Make Up Store in Sliema.

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

10/31/13

Make Up Store – Microshadow in Matte White

Hey guys,

I wish you all a Happy Halloween, in Malta we don’t actually celebrate it like most foreign countries but it is slowly being part of our yearly calender too.  There are a few children which dress up and trick or treat and there are many adults which dress up go to Halloween parties  but that is pretty much it. I think it’s a fun tradition and we should incorporate it in our Mediterranean society. Today unfortunately I don’t have another Halloween look for you guys but I do have a great review for a pretty good product.

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On my last visit to the Make-up store, I got quite a couple of products from there and the one I will review today is the Michroshadow in matte White. I already have another Michroshadow in a shimmery white colour, which I love and have been using for a lot of my make up looks. These shadows retail for about €13, which is quite pricey for a single eye-shadow but they are worth every penny.

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Pros:

  • Very pigmented, which you can view clearly as I swatched this shadow.
  • The packaging is very sleek, it comes with thick black plastic and a clear lid on top. I love how you can remove the lid in various ways, you can either remove it completely or pulling it upwards and it can be clipped on back easily.
  • It has a good longevity, it stay on the lids for a good amount of time, without a primer it will probably last up to 4hrs but with a good primer it will last up-to 8hrs.
  • Easy to apply and blend
  • It has a generous amount of product, I have been using the other microshadow for more than 9 months and I haven’t seen the end of it yet, and I use it a lot.

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Cons:

  •  To be honest I don’t have a particular con for this shadow, just that try to be careful not to break the plastic lid. I broke my other eye-shadow plastic lid and I cannot carry the shadow on it’s own unfortunately.
  • The price of this shadow can be seen as expensive for some but it is worth every penny as it will last you for a long time.

 

Will I ever buy this product again? Definitely, If I will ever run out of this colour I will repurchase for sure, and will  buy more in various colours.

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

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XOXO

Sarah-Jane