11/28/13

NYX – Girls Nail Polish – Forever 1989

Before I start with my review, I want to let you know, that I will be hosting an International Giveaway, only if I get 100 likes on Facebook. So please like my Facebook page on this Link :https://www.facebook.com/makeupbysj 🙂

Being that in Malta it’s currently freezing cold and raining, I thought of brightening your day with this lovely bright nail-polish colour by NYX. I simply love this nail polish not only for it’s gorgeous vibrant orange color but even for it’s own name Forever 1989, which is the year I was born in :D. On my first trial, the application went really smoothly and the color is just gorgeous, have I said that already? hehe probably.  Even if this colour would be more suitable in Summer, I really enjoyed wearing it, as not all oranges look good on my skin tone but this one does.

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Pros:

  • The quality of this polish is very consistent.
  • The brush is really good, I didn’t have any problems with the application.
  • I also love the formula because it’s not to thick that it will take ages to dry and not to runny.
  • It also doesn’t take more than a couple of minutes to fully dry
  • This polish retails for only 4 euros, very cheap

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Con’s:

  • The only negative thing I can think of, is that you need to apply 2 or 3 coats to have the full colour-effect but other than that there isn’t anything else which I don’t like.

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Will I ever buy this product again? Definitely, but might try some other colours from their Girls Nail polish range :).

Do I recommend this product? Hell yeah 😛 especially to those born in 1989 😀 you have to have this.

Rating:

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

11/21/13

NYX – Slim Eye Pencils – in Black and Bronze Glitter

Hello beauties,

Today I thought if reviewing some other products I was given from NYX , one of which are these Slim eye pencils in Black and Bronze Glitter. I have to admit I am not much of a glittery person when it comes to eye pencils, I always seem to go for the matte ones, however it’s nice to have something different for a change. I have tried something similar back in the day, and they used to be quite rough on the eyes because of the glitters, but these liners are truly an exception, they applied very smoothly and gave impressive results.  I might actually try something fun with these too someday.

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Pros:

  • They have a wide selection of eye pencils and not just glitter ones like I have
  • They are super affordable they retail for about 3 to 4 euros if i’m not mistaken
  • The liners are very smooth and it applies well, without the need of having to apply several layers especially the black one.
  • Once applied it stays put, I never had any problems with fading however I would suggest using a concealer underneath especially for those that have oily lids.

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Cons:

  • The Bronze shimmer is slight less pigmented but it applies smoothly as well, it takes a couple of layers to achieve an opaque line.
  • It says you can even apply it on your brow, I highly suggest for you not to do so because of the glitter.  Nobody wants glittery eye-brows unless it’s for a fashion shoot or an artistic  make-up look.

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Will I ever the this product again? Being that they since they are super cheap, I’m not expecting them to be the best pencils out there. I probably won’t purchase any more of the glitter pencils, but I would buy their regular Slim Pencils, which are great buys!

Do I recommend this product? If you like having shimmery liners than I would definitely recommend these particular liners, as they are cheap and good quality but if your not into the shimmery one buy the regular slim pencils, they’re great 🙂

Rating:

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

 

11/19/13

NYX- Za Za Zu Mascara

Hello guys,

Since NYX opened in Malta I have been loving all of the products I bought and given. As I am always on the look for a new mascara to fall in love with and when I saw this mascara with its huge wand, I knew I had to have it  however it failed to impress :(. I really don’t like giving bad reviews about products but unfortunately this has to be one of them. I am always 100% honest in my reviews and if I don’t like a product I wouldn’t want others to waste their money on products that aren’t so good.

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Pros:

  • The mascara comes in a  nice black sleek packaging
  • I love the brush, it’s big and thick and I imagine with a good formula it will give gorgeous lashes.
  • A good way I found to use this mascara is as a primer, you apply it first to give it that slight thickness than apply another good mascara for the final result.

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Cons:

  • The formula just does nothing for me, it doesn’t give any me any sort of volume and it definitely doesn’t lengthen my lashes.
  • I have applied it with two coats and it like I didn’t apply any mascara at all, it just made my lashes a bit darker.
  • I also hate the nylon fibers in this formula it seems to be flaking off and it gets stuck in my eye.

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Will I ever buy this product? I am sorry but definitely not, it just didn’t do it for me.

Do I recommend this product? I don’t, but I do recommend you try some of their other mascaras from NYX because I’m sure they do a better job.

Rating:

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

 

11/9/13

NYX- The Ultimate Pearl Shadow – Bronze Pearl

Hello guys, Today I will review another product I got from NYX which is this Ultimate pearl shadow in Bronze Pearl . This eye-shadow is one from the vast selection of colours from this range. All seem to be very vibrant and have that pearl-like pigmentation that can make your eyes stand out. NYX  have been creating very good quality shadows for a while now and this pearl shadow definitely keeps up with the standard.
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Pros:

  • Very good Pigmentation, i love the texture of this shadow
  • I like the black sleek packaging with it’s transparent lid
  • It has a good amount of product so it will probably last me for long time
  • It is easy to blend and it is also buildable.
  • The price of this eye-shadow is about 5 euros which can be seen as a little pricey for some being that it’s a single eye-shadow, but as I said before it has a lot of product.

 

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Cons:

  • It is a little bit too glittery for my taste, some of you might like the glitter but for me it doesn’t do it.

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Will I ever buy this product again? Well I’m not sure if i’ll buy the same colour but might purchase another one in a different colour.
Do I recommend it? I do recommend them especially if you like shimmery glittery shadows, but if you don’t check out some other great shadows which NYX have, they are worth every penny. For the Maltese they are available at Tower Road, Sliema.

Rating:

Have you tried these shadows? give me your opinion down below 🙂 thank you for following, keep posted

XOXO

Sarah-Jane