08/11/14

Pupa Milano – Viva Carioca Summer Collection – Long Lasting Eyeliner

Pupa Milano always keep surprising me with their season collections and their summer collection is no exception. Being that world cup was held in Brazil, it had to be inspired by its traditions and tropical colours. The collection is called Viva Carioca and it consists of some colourful Vamp, Duo eye-shadow, chubby glosses, like a doll luminys blushers, lasting colour gel duo and long lasting eyeliner.

If I could have the entire collection, believe me I would be a happy girl. The colours are simply beautiful, tropical, bold but still very feminine. I’ve been lucky enough to get a sample of the Long lasting Eyeliner in 004 Electric Green. Now something I want to mention before I continue with my review is that even though I got this product for free, my opinions about the product is solely mine. I am very honest in my reviews, so if I don’t like a product I am not going to lie and say how much I love it.

LONG LASTING EYELINER - Eyeliner Lunga Tenuta

So back to the eyeliner, something which I loved instantly as I swatched it on my hand, is the high pigmentation of the colour. Other than that I was impressed by how long it lasted on me, it took me a while to remove as well. Something I am not too fond of is the shimmery particles, I would have preferred if it was just a strong simple colour without the shimmer.

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With regards to the packaging, being that I don’t have the actual one I truly cannot comment on that, however I do like the soft felt tip of the brush. These type of brushes are my favourite, because you can apply the liner pretty well and easily.

Apart from all that, all of their products are low risk of allergies, ophthalmologist tested, paraben and fragrance free.  If green is not your colour there a another 3 colours the 001 Flashes bronzer,002 Exotic Purple, and 003 Parrot blue

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Pros:

·         Great pigmentation

·         Long lasting

·         Nice brush, easy application

·         Low risk of allergies, ophthalmologist tested, paraben and fragrance free
Cons:

  • Not too fond of the shimmer particles, I could do without them

Will I ever buy this product again? I might, I always wanted to try coloured eyeliners and now that I have I am thinking of getting more.

Do I recommend it? For sure, It is very pigmented for a coloured eyeliner, and very long lasting, so give it a shot. But if you don’t like shimmer eyeliners then go for something else.

Rating:4/5

Let me know if you tried their new collection out, love to get your opinion. The Pupa Viva Carioca Collection is found in most Pharmacies around Malta and Gozo.

XOXO

06/6/14

Pupa Milano – Navy Chic Spring Collection – Matic Sylo Eyeshadow in 002

Hello dear readers,

Not sure if you follow the amazing brand Pupa Milano, but as Spring came about, they launched their Spring Collection called Navy Chic. The collection includes beautiful bright and bold colours from eyeshadows lipstick and nail polishes. I simply cannot get over the yellow nail polish or that beautiful red lipstick from this collection.  Even-though spring is almost over I am sure this collection will look great for this Summer aswell. Unfortunately I might be a little bit late with this review, but I always love to test a product as much as I can before giving a final review, so please bare with me.

Pupa Milano in Malta gave me the Matic Sylo eyeshadow stick in Taupe which is a lovely colour to use a medium tone. This Matic Stylo is available in 4 different colours the oo1 Golden rose, 002 Taupe, 003 Wisteria, 004 Silver. The eye shadow is very creamy and is applied like a dream. It feels very wet and refreshing on the eyes, the feeling is very similar to that once you get out of the shower. The awesome thing about this shadow is it doesn’t smudge nor crease. What is pretty impressive about all of the Pupa products is how long they last and this is not an exception.

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Pros:

  • Functional Packaging, easy to apply
  • creamy and refreshing formula
  • Does not smudge or crease
  • Long lasting for up to 5hrs

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Cons:

  • I have really nothing bad to say about this product.

 

Will I ever buy this product again? Probably, I love the texture of these shadows and them being so long lasting 

Do I recommend it? For sure, I personally think this is a great addition to anyone’s  make-up bag

Rating:

Have you bought any for these fabulous shadows from their spring collection?

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

12/20/13

Vintage Christmas – Make-up Look

Hello guys,

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Christmas is just round the corner, can you believe it 😀 ? Time flies so fast. This week instead of doing reviews I wanted to show give you ideas of what products to look out for this Christmas (which you can check my post here), what make-up look you should go for and my seasonal nail styles. If I manage I might even show you how to get your hair curled for this holiday season. Also guys don’t forget to participate in my Giveaway 😀 you might be the lucky winner, more info here.

Last Christmas my holiday look was more focused on the eyes while this year I want to focus more on the lips, so the eyes are kept on the natural side. I was going or a Vintage look, being that Christmas is so traditional, we should go back in time were women were elegant and always looked fabulous. For the eyes I chose glitter and gold, as for the lips I went for some traditional vintage red lips.

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Eyes:

Instructions:

  1. Like always I start with an an eye-shadow primer, which is a must have for the holiday season. I always have long dinners and I am always out and about so a primer is fundamental to keep it all intact for long hours.
  2. Then I started to apply some shimmery white shadow under the brows and onto the inner lid.
  3. Following the white I used a lovely gold shimmer colour on the mid lid and a bronze colour onto the crease.
  4. To give this eye look a bit of a flair I added a silver glitter eye-liner which unfortunately isn’t so visible in the photos.
  5. Finally I applied some thin eyeliner and mascara.  I would also suggest some beautiful fake lashes.

Products:

  • Urban Decay – Potion Primer Eden
  • Urban Decay -Naked 2 Pallete
  • Pupa Diamond eyeliner
  • Nyx the curve eyeliner
  • Rimmel Scandalous Eyes Mascara

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Cheeks and Lips:

Instructions:

  1. As for the cheeks I love a little bit of bronzer under the cheeks for contouring , and a pinkish red blusher on top of it. Then I finished of with a nice highlighter on top of the cheeks, on my nose, middle of my forehead and chin.
  2. Last but not least for the lips I used a red lip-liner and filled all of my lips with it, then added a bit of matte red lipstick and finished off with some glossy red lipstick.

Products:

  • Nars Bronzing Powder – Deep throat
  • MAC – Dollymix
  • NYX lipliner in Plush Red
  • MAC -Ruby woo
  • Make up store- glossy lips – Cloe

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I hope you like this look, feel free to tag me on facebook or instagram if you choose to try this look. It is very simple but yet effective and I believe anyone can do it

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

12/14/13

Spanish Nights – Make-up Look

Hello guys,

I hope you are having a great week so far, and do not forget to enter for my awesome Giveaway by following some simple steps on my post here.

My latest look is inspired by the Spanish culture to which I absolutely adore. I was wearing this lovely dress to which it had these beautiful red and pink flowers on, to which it reminded me of the Spanish costumes, dancers usually wear. Unfortunately I didn’t take any proper eye detail photo but hopefully the instructions and rest of the photos will give you an idea of how to do it yourself.
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Eyes:

Instructions:

  1. The eye look is a very simple, and natural, however the only difference is that I did apply fake lashes with this look.
  2. I started with a eye primer and used a matte white shadow under the brows and a shimmer colour on the inner and mid lid.
  3. Then I blended out the white, with a matte brown colour on the crease and a tint of black shadow.
  4. Finished the eyes by applying fake lashes, eyeliner and then mascara.
  5. Last but not least I defined the brows with a black eye-shadow

Products:

  • Two faced eye-shadow primer
  • Naked 3 Palette –
  • NYX the curve eyeliner
  • Duo glue for the lashes
  • Rimmel – Scandalous eyes mascara
  • The fake lashes are of an unknown cheap brand

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Cheeks + Lips

Instructions:

  1. For the cheeks i used a lovely bronzer to contour, being that the spanish as well tanned and used a nice pinkish/red blusher for the cheeks.
  2. As for the lips, I wanted to go for a different colour rather that the usual Red, that they are mostly known for. Instead I went for a dark beautiful pink colour.

Products:

  • Nars Bronzing Powder – Deep throat
  • Make Up Store- blush- Glam rose
  • Make Up Store- Lipstick – Mandy

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Well I hope you like this look, if you choose to try it out tag me on Instagram or Facebook. Would love to read your comments down below and don’t forget the Giveaway 😀

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

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

 

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

10/23/13

Maybelline- Eye Studio Lasting Drama – Gel Eyliner

Hello there,

This is my first review on my new website :), which is pretty exciting. I do hope you like new layout and logo, I designed it to be very simple, and accessible. Let me know what you think below.

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This today I will review the Maybelline- Eye studio lastin Drama- Gel eyeliner (yes the name is long), I have been using this eyeliner for a long time and have found it to be quite a good gel eyeliner and the best I had tried from most drugstore brands. The texture of it is in between that of a pencil and that of a liquid liner. It comes with a nice brush which unfortunately I lost for some reason, so I couldn’t show it to you guys. It retails for approximately €9 which is a good price for a gel liner and you get a good amount of product which will last you for a long time.

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Pros: 

  • It has a nice dark black colour, just the way I like them
  • The packaging is very nice and quite sturdy,  however it would be better if the brush incorporated with the tube, so I you don’t get to lose it
  • The brush is good especially for a winged eyeliner but not suitable for precise thin lines
  • It last on my lids for a whole day. When I used to wear it for work,  it would still be visible once I got home, 9hrslater.

Cons:

  • The most annoying thing for me was that I have to clean the brush after each application, because the buildup can cause the liner to look very sloppy.
  • If you have oily lids it might smudge a little bit after a long day or wear but on me it worked just fine.
  • Make sure that if you use it, use it repetitively, don’t forget about it like I did cause it dried out a bit. However I still use it for my eye-brows.

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Will I ever buy this product again? Maybe, it’s not a bad eyeliner but not my favorite either. I like that it stays on for a long time but having to clean the brush all the time after using can be annoying.

Do I recommend it? I recommend this to girls who aren’t a fan of pencil or liquid liners.

Rating:

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

 

 

10/5/13

Anatomicals – Exclusive Pre-Launch in Malta

Listen up men and women, Anatomicals are available in Malta :).If you aren’t familiar with this brand, you are about to be. I honestly wasn’t familiar with them until last month but since I saw these products, I couldn’t wait to try them out. Anatomicals consist of a range of skin care products from soaps to facial creams for men and women. What struck me the most is their colorful packaging, and wicked sense of humor. Each product has a funny name and a tag-line which will definitely put a smile on your face.

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You can’t help but notice, that these products sell for a very cheap price. I haven’t seen any skin care products this cheap anywhere.They currently sell at Asos, Tesco and various drugstores in the UK and are also massive hit in Germany. But the best thing is, that now they are available to everyone in Malta and even internationally thanks to a new website called Anatomicals which you can check out here. This website is run by a friend of mine which also has another successful website with products for Men, called Men in Malta. So do check them out.

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I always make sure to research about every products brands, and from what I read people love these products because they are good and inexpensive. The words “Cheap” and “Good”, ring happy bells to us beauty addicts. The awesome thing is I get to try these products first hand :), and once I have truly tested them out, I will give you a more detailed review. All I can say for now is they smell very nice, and I can’t wait to pamper myself with these products. I think they are also a great Idea to give as a birthday present, or maybe stock up for Christmas gifts.

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I had a chat with the founder of Anatomicals website in Malta and got to know more about this cool brand. Check them out:

How where you introduced to the brand?

Well it was by chance really I came across their products while I was doing some research online for my other store Men in Malta. Their style of branding caught my eye immediately.  And I could not resist, the sometimes ‘rude’ wording on the backside of the product. I first bought some of their products as testers and I was impressed even more when they arrived. You might as well say it was love at first sight. Despite the fact that they were inexpensive they still delivered to my standards. From there onwards I decided to share these great products with all the cool people in Malta.

What drove you, to start selling them in Malta?

Apart from what I mentioned before, the main reason was that there are so many boring and unappealing products out there, that these are a breath of fresh Air in such a saturated market.  What makes these products unique from the other products in the market is that they are targeted to those that have a cool and wild attitude. So be part of our WILD team one and join our facebook page 🙂

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What product do you use a lot?

As a good honorable man that I am, I generally keep a very moderate grooming lifestyle. This consists of a face wash routine, a good scrubbing every 3-4 days and some very basic use of oil control moisturizer. Since these last 9 months I can say that i have constantly been using the memorable daily face wash which is a unisex kind. I made vast use of the man range funnily named manatomicals. In fact I have become quite addicted to their body wash products for men. So good and manly. Another main product was the headache balm which is surely my best friend on bad days. It reduces my ‘throbbing headaches’ to bits which is also great also for hangovers. I am also addicted to the peachy shampoo and most of the hand washes available.

What is the product that you would suggest women to buy?

Well limiting this to one is impossible.. as yet I have not received a negative remark from any woman as they represent a perfect price vs more than average quality for such product. I could easily recommend all the great lip balms and the hottle tottie range.

What is the product you would suggest men to buy?

If you’re a guy like me than I would highly recommend all of the manatomicals range.

So what are you waiting for, go and check these product out on www.anatomicals.com.mt. If you are spending over €20 you get free delivery in Malta and Gozo, so what are you waiting for? 😛

Have you tried any of their products yet ? If so would love to read your comments down below 🙂

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