03/28/13

E.L.F Makeup Artist Brush Belt Review

Hey guys,

So I will review the last product that I recently got from E.L.F which is the Makeup Artist Brush belt. I have some weddings coming up in which I will do their makeup so I thought this would come handy. 

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It is black PVC, but doesn’t look or feel cheap or flimsy. The PVC material makes it super easy to keep clean. The belt strap is extremely generous and should fit just about any waist size. The belt folds over for easy storage, and even crammed full of brushes, it folds over easily. The belt is so easy to grab & go when you’re traveling or doing someone’s makeup.

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Holds a ton of brushes, the only ones that wouldn’t fit are my kabukis because they’re too short & fat. I didn’t find the holes too deep at all, it fit all of my brushes perfectly. There are 2 larger undivided pockets on the front of the belt for other random stuff like pencils or mascara, if desired. This belt looks extremely professional and is a great way to store your brushes. It is very nice to be able to see all of your brushes laid out & organized. The Elf logo is not very large and is embossed into the material, so again, doesn’t look cheap or anything.You cannot beat this for $15 and I would most definitely repurchase I needed to.

That’s all for now guys, I will try to create a new make up look for you guys but I haven’t been liking what I did recently. I have become more of a perfectionist so I want to show you the best ūüôā

xoxo

Sarah-Jane

12/14/12

Daniels Shopping Complex experience

Yesterday we had a public holiday in Malta, but all the shops were open because of the Christmas holidays. Shops have been opening 7 days a week for almost 2 months, so anyone can manage to but all Christmas presents.

Lately a new Shopping complex opened in Hamrun, Malta named Daniels and I went to check it out. As I went in, I was surrounded by different beautiful shops, from a toy shop to a Christmas decorations shop called Natalizie and a jewellery shop which had the most expensive brands like DKNY, Gucci ect. 

In the¬†foyer you’ll find a bunch of seating and tables which are connected to the Hollywood¬†¬†cafeteria/restaurant and the another¬†cafeteria named Oggi. But my¬†Favorite¬†was The Perfumery-Natural bliss by bottega verde. It was make-up heave really, they had a lot of make up brands from Maxfactor, Loreal, Maybelline, Revlon, Make up studio, Shisheido, Pupa and some other cheap make up brands. The nice sales girl also told me that they are planning to get more brands of make up. I will¬†definitely¬†check it out in another 2 weeks or so :). I spent some real money on make up there, even though it was hard to choose something when you have a lot of choice. I was in a bad mood so make-up was my retail therapy hehe. I will show you al lthe product and review each on of them later on in my posts.

So after falling in love with the Perfumery shop, I thought I check out the rest of the shops. I went on the Intermediate floor and there were a couple of fashion ware shops like Marcon, Kloe and Fruscio. Not my style of clothes definitely so I headed upstairs for the third floor.

The third floor was not my cup of tea. I didn’t like how the shops were¬†divided¬†at all. The shops had no walls, it was basically an open plan and all the shops had sections were they sold their¬†merchandise¬† They don’t have the privacy of a normal shop with 4 walls. You can find yourself at a moment looking at shoes and in another second you are in the clothes section. To much for my taste, I like to relax when I shop and take my time and look for things. I don’t like having a bunch of¬†people¬†around me when I am shopping for clothes or shoes.¬†

Also to pay you don’t go to the shop¬†cashier, you have to go at the¬†cash¬†point were there were 5¬†cashiers¬†and a queue behind each on of them. I personally don’t like this method it feels like you are at supermarket rather than a retail shop.

Then later on as I was heading out I¬†realized¬†there was a basement level and went to check it out. I was basically “more” supermarket which is¬†definitely¬†efficient for anyone that lives in the¬†neighborhood¬†to have.

So that was basically what I think about the shopping complex. It is a good shopping complex but the only reason I would visit again is to check out the make up in the perfumery. I didn’t like clothing shops they had so it will be mostly for make up.

I hope you enjoyed my post, If you went tell me your experience. keep posted for more ūüôā

xoxo

Sarah-Jane

 

12/10/12

EVAGARDEN – H2O Resistant Mascara

Last week I went to my beautician and they sell make up from Evagarden. I have heard a lot about their make up, that it is quite¬†pricey¬†but of good quality. I needed a good mascara after the disaster mascara I had bought last time of Maxfactor. For anyone who hasn’t seen my post about the Maxfacor mascara yet check it out here. ¬†I only used the Maxfactor mascara a couple of times and i couldn’t anymore. It is the worst mascara you can ever wear because it made my eyes very dry and I couldn’t get it off.

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So now back to Evagarden. I bought this mascara for 15.14 euros, which isn’t cheap but not over the top either. I do believe it is pricey for a 9ml mascara. However I think it is the most expensive mascara I ever bought. I usually spend 13euros maximum and it has an average of 13ml. The mascara comes in a nice black and silver packaging, I also like the brush which is nice and big. The brush makes a big difference on how it will look on your lashes and the bigger the brush is the more it gives a volume.

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I have to say I like this mascara a lot. It gives a nice volume to my lashes even though I wished it curled my lashed up a bit more but it did a good job. This mascara is water¬†resistant but it wasn’t so difficult to remove after as some of the other mascaras. ¬†I think overall it is a good mascara and I do recommend it to anyone even though It is a bit pricey. I don’t think it is a mascara I would buy frequently because of it’s price but when I feel like spending some money on make up I would¬†definitely¬†buy it. I like mascaras that make my lashes bold and long, if you like a more of a natural look to your lashes, this might not be the mascara for you. Or else¬†apply¬†once not twice like I usually do.

My natural lashes

My natural lashes

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Applied the mascara once

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Applied the mascara twice

I hope this post was helpful. For more info comment down below ūüôā tc

xoxo

Sarah-Jane

11/18/12

Lana del Ray Inspired make up

Hey guys, I hope you had a fabulous weekend so far and I hope you enjoy the rest of it :). I had a nice weekend so far and I made new contact for this blog to move further and further up. So last Thursday here in Malta it was raining like crazy so I thought I should do a Lana del ray inspired make up.

 

It is very easy to do, she wears a lot of brown in her make up and at times she does very smoky eyes but her signature look is very 60’s style. It all about the eyeliner. Having a heavy eyeliner is the signature look of the 60’s. I took inspiration for her picture below. The make up is very simple, light colors like weight or beige on the inner eye lid and underneath the brows, then a mixture of light browns and dark on the outer crease. Then you finish up with a heavy black eyeliner and neutral colored lips.
For this look I used mainly e.l.f products for the eyes which includes the eye-shadow and the eyliner. The mascara I used The golden rose wonder lash which I will review in another post. For the cheeks I used a mixture of Marbert and elf blushers and the same goes to the lips. I also written paradise like her own permanent tattoo.

I hope you like the look ūüôā Of course I dont have the beautiful face structure as¬†Lana¬†del ray but hopefully you can see the make up resemblance. I do suggest false lashes with this look, she wears a lot of false lashes. Well that’s all for now, I will post some more later today so keep posted ūüôā xoxo

 

11/13/12

Maxfactor False Lash Effect 24hr – Review

Hey guys again. I would like to thank you all for following my blog. It is the best thing I have done lately hehe :). I got some awesome news today but I won’t reveal anything for now. I want it to be official first.
So yesterday I went to buy some make up for my ” in-law” and of course I ended up buying some make up for myself. I needed some mascara because the ones I am using are almost finished. I normal use the L’oreal double mascara which has a coat base and the mascara. I find it to be the best mascara ever. However the sales girl was trying to sell me the last mascara by Maxfactor. Honestly I am not a Maxfactor fan, I don’t like their make up especially their foundation but I am always happy to be proved wrong someday.

So I bought the latest Maxfactor mascara ¬†to try it out, called False Lash Effect it says it gives bold volume for up to 24 hours. The only truth about this mascara is that it really lasts up to 24hrs because it stayed put for a long time and when I tried to remove it with the usual cleanser it didn’t go completely off. I am still trying to find ways to actually remove it. It is not healthy to have mascara on for so long you need to clean your face at some point. Or else they should have created a remover to go with the product.

The mascara is still a¬†disappointment¬†like the rest of the makeup. I don’t want to be completely negative because it does give an average amount of volume but it¬†definitely¬†doesn’t give the false lash effect that Maxfactor is trying to portray. I do not¬†recommend¬†this Mascara to anyone, don’t buy it because it would be a waste of money. I guess I had to buy it to warn you guys hehe.

The only good thing about this product is the cool design and the brush it has. The brush is very good to separate your eyelashes but there are far more better mascaras that can give you the same result.

Well that is pretty much it, I hope you continue to enjoy my posts. I got a lot of things coming up this week and I will update you with everything. Keep posted lovelies xoxo ūüôā