04/12/16

Dot Collection – Miss Pupa Ultra Bright lipstick in 004

Hello guys,

As you must have seen in my Facebook page, Pupa Milano in Malta has given me some products to test out and one of the products was from their latest Sprint and Summer Collection called Dot shock. The collection is inspired from the 30’s polka dots, in which resembles summer back in the day. I remember seeing some Vintage 30’s dresses with red or blue with white polka dots. I always love me some polka dots 😀

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The item I got is the gorgeous lipstick called Miss Pupa -Ultra bright lipstick in the shade 004. Like all their other products the packaging is simply superb, very sleep and stylish. It gives me the impression to be a very high end product. The 004 is the darkest shade of the bunch, a coral shade with a red tone, called Fancy Coral. It is smooth and creamy, and it looks like wearing a lip gloss but thankfully it is not sticky as they usually are. Which means your boyfriend wouldn’t be so bothered kissing you 😀 now that’s a plus.

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After testing this beauty a few times, I say that it also make my lips look more pouty than most creamy lipsticks (Jolie, Watch out 😛 ). Apart form that, I can vouch that It made my lips softer. I do think it has a moisturizing effect on my lips, cause even when I removed it, it left my lips quite soft and it doesn’t crease.

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The only downer is that if you eat or drink (like normal person would, not Kardashian style) it wont last long, however Pupa never mentions or advertised that it is long lasting. Other than that I really love this lipstick and its wet look, it reminds me that summer is near, and a bunch of bbq’s and days by the beach are on the way :D.

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This beauty costs for 13.50 which is pretty decent for such a lipstick and you can find it available in most pharmacies and perfumeries. I do suggest you check their facebook page for more info.

P.S This lipstick is also dermatologist tested with an SPF15 and paraben free

I hope you all liked this review, and keep posted for more

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

02/24/14

Nails for a Good Cause

“YOUR NAILS LET ME PAINT AND MONEY FOR HOSPICE DONATE”

After a successful Marathon which was held yesterday in aid for various charities including for the Hospice Movement, I thought of writing another post that will also aid for this great foundation.  For those like me that unfortunately couldn’t run or walk the marathon, I decided to give back by getting my nails painted nicely.

Klara Grech created this fun event, were Klara herself will paint your lovely nails in some beautiful design and you get to donate the money for the Hospice Movement. I have known Klara for about a year now but little did I know that she also has a big heart. Being that she is quite obsessed with anything that has to do with nails (who can blame her?), she felt she should use her nail artistic talents to do anyone’s nails for 5 euros, which will be all donated to the Hospice Movement.

You can find all of the details of this event on Facebook on the link below:

https://www.facebook.com/events/184438545100591/

Klara did a lovely job on my nails, they are looking super pretty in this burgundy colour and some pretty hearts on my ring finger. I am sure you would be more than happy to you get your nails painted nicely while also giving back to charity.

I was pretty impressed that someone would actually spend their energy, time and money to raise money for charity. Nowadays we have become so lazy and would prefer to simply give the money. But for Klara the cause is close to her heart. Unfortunately her uncle was terminally ill, but as he was treated, he also resided in a hospice home in Australia, and the foundation made everything more comforting and peaceful for him. Now that her Uncle sadly passed away, she wanted to do something both in his memory and also to help this foundation, that will aid others in need. Apart from that even her Klara’s mother felt she should do something to aid this cause, which is why she ran the Vodafone Marathon yesterday.

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Also Hospice Malta is trying set up a 25 bed in patient hospice for terminally ill patients, whose scope is to enhance one’s comfort as much as possible in the last moments of life. The focus is on CARE not cure and all the money raised will go to this campaign, called Share the care step by step.

So what are you waiting for? call the lovely Klara get your nails painted pretty and give back 😀

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

 

01/31/14

Primark – £1 Lipsticks

Hello guys 🙂
A while ago in London, as I was waiting after a long line to try some of the clothes I picked at Primark, there was this beauty section full of cute make-up products and pretty stuff. Being of course the beautyholic that I am, I had to pick a few items from there and I got these 3 beautiful lipsticks and a bronzing powder. There were some other products, like small nail polishes, and cute lipglosses into the shape of a cupcake and even mascaras and eyeliners but they didn’t impress me much.
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I chose 4 colours, not sure if they had more colours, but if they did’t take more because I either didn’t like colour or probably have something similar.  Unfortunately they have no names on them so I made names for them myself. 1 The ” Flirty Fushia” is another lovely pink colour more on the darker side, it transfer pretty well and it can be worn in any season. The “Orangy Red” is another lovely orange-red colour, reminds me of the NYX coral colour I have, but this one is shimmer and not matte. 3 The  “Barbie Pink” is a very bright pink, which unlike what it looks like in tube itself it’s a very light pink. I really like this color and would definitely prefer it on me in Summer rather than in Winter for some reason.  4 Last but not least the “Pinky Purple”, this colour is a mixture of pink and purple fused together into one gorgeous colour, I don’t have anything like this colour in my collection, it very pretty. A perfect colour for Winter and would look gorgeous in Summer too. The Flirty Fushia and Pinky Purple are very similar but the Pinky purple is lightly darker.

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Pros:

  • I am pretty impressed with the quality of these lipstick for it’s cheap price.
  • They are creamy and most of the transfer pretty well
  • The darker colours have some pretty staying power. They don’t have the staying power as great brands like MAC but they are as good as any other drugstore brands I have tried.
  • Did I mention they only cost for £1, that pretty ridiculous. They are as good as some of the lipsticks I have tried from some other drugstore and wayy cheaper.

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Cons:
  • I honestly would give this product any cons being that it’s ridiculously cheap, but I have to say the lid comes off very easily, so be careful how to you store them or how you put them if your handbag.

Will I ever buy this product again? Definitely, if I’m ever in London again for sure, I love the colors and they are so cheap.

Do I recommend it? I recommend it to anyone, they are very good for their inexpensive price, I used them all the time.

Rating:

Have you ever tried these lipsticks ? feel free to comment 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

10/27/13

Pretty Devil – Halloween Make-up Look

Hello guys,

As you all know Halloween is round the corner, which is why I did this make-up look just for you guys. I wanted to do an artistic version of the pretty devil, which is a bit different from what we usually see on Halloween. It was really fun for me doing this look, I love using my artistic skills to transform myself into different characters.

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This look may not be easy for some to do, however you can take some of the aspects of my look and transform them into something else, but quite similar. I will try to explain in brief the process and show you how it was done.

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Eyes
Instructions:

  • It started this look by using a primer all over the eyelid and even on my brows, then I applied a little bit of a shimmery shadow under the brows.
  • Then I applied a red eye-shadow all over the lid and outwards and topped on some burgundy shimmery colour.
  • I used the same technique under the eyes, and onto the cheek bone and lined it all out with a black eyeliner and finally layers of mascara.
  • I do suggest fake eyelashes for this look it will make it even more dramatic, but if you don’t like having fake lashes, mascara should be more than enough

Products:

  • Urban Decay Potion Primer Eden
  • Make up store Michroshadow in Satin – white shimmer
  • Elf 100 palette – red colour
  • Fraulein 38 – Nude Palette – Shimmery Burgundy Colour and Black
  • Barry My Eliner
  • Collection big fake ultimate Mascara

Cheeks
I applied the Primak- Sunkissed bronzer to contour my face and MAC breeze on top of it, to give it that reddish look.

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Lips
MAC Ruby Wood and Black eye-shadow to contour the lips.

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I hope you love this look as much as I loved doing it. I do wish you a happy rest of the week and keep posted, as I have more reviews and make-up look coming up. Would love to read your comments down below, and feel free to like and share this make-up look

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

08/19/13

MAC Retro Matte – Ruby Woo Lipstick

Nothing can explain my love for this particular lipstick. No review can give justice to such a lipstick. Yes I am falling in love with a lipstick, I might sound crazy but you have to give it a shot to test how good it is.

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Well I bought the Ruby woo because recently I have heard a lot about it, being that it is very similar to the Lipstick Rihanna launched with MAC, called Riri Woo. I couldn’t find a good price for Riri woo but I did find a good price for Ruby woo, so I got it. I tested it out about a month ago, as I went for some drinks with my girls. I drank, I eat, and I drank some more an this lipstick stayed put all night. I was so impressed, I never had a lipstick which I didn’t have to reapply in a few hours. It stayed put for over 5 hrs If I recall so that is definitely a 5 star when it comes to longevity. It also doesn’t stain the teeth as it happens with most red lipsticks, and I even noticed it doesn’t stain glasses, when I drink.

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The colour is a gorgeous red matte lipstick, it doesn’t have an orange tint like most red lipsticks, it is just perfectly matte red. It reminds me of how it was back in the 50’s, I felt like I was channeling my inner Marilyn Monroe. 🙂 Of course the pigmentation is just divine but unfortunately it can be a little bit drying on the lips, so for winter you definitely need to wear a lip balm underneath.

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Apart from the colour, I love M.A.C lipstick packaging, being in one of my favorite colour, Black. I also can’t get enough of the lovely smell all M.A.C lipsticks have. If you love red lipsticks, this is definitely a lipstick you have to have.

Well that all for now, I think I shared enough love for this lipstick :P. What do you think about this gorgeous lipstick ? Have you ever tried it?

xoxo

SJ

07/17/13

It’s all about the Lips

One of Summer’s make-up trends is wearing very simple and neutral eye-shadow while having lovely bright, bold colored lips. It is however very important to be careful with regards to what colors should you choose. Pink and Red colours look great on all skin tones but there are various types of pinks and reds, so make sure you are picking the right colour.

  • For fair skin: coral reds or dark reds with pink undertones.
  • For medium or olive skin: pink and cranberry shades, and brick reds.
  • For dark skin: reds with burgundy or brown tones.

Matte lipsticks are pretty much in vogue nowadays. I haven’t seen a catwalk model wearing a glossy a lipstick. I love a matte lipstick, it looks gorgeous on the lips without showing too much. I used to be scared wearing red lips when I was younger because I had the idea of it not looking good on me or making me look older. If you chose the right colour, it won’t make you older, and it won’t look bad.

This summer is enabling us to be creative and colorful with make-up, so let’s enjoy this time and do the best we can with it. 🙂

xoxo

Sarah-Jane

03/11/13

M.A.C Sheertone Shimmer Blush – Breezy

Hey guys,

My Mac reviews are soon coming to an end as I only have the last 2 to review. I will defiantly try to buy some other products from MAC so I can really try their full range of make up. So now I will review the fabulous Sheer tone Shimmer Blush in Breezy. I usually do the pros and cons of every product but there aren’t any cons for me to say about this product.

DSC00803 I wanted a nice blusher which is in between pink and red, and the breezy colour was the right choice. It is a perfect color to wear in winter however can also look nice in summer if you use it as a contouring blusher. It is really soft, blend-able and pigmented. The blusher isn’t that shimmery and it has more like a glow to it.  The staying power is very good of this blusher and it looks just lovely when swatched. What I like is that is when I apply it with my brush not a lot of product comes of like some other cheap blushers I have, but enough to apply.  Also the packaging is very nice simple and sleek with a transparent lid, so you can see the color of the blush.

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DSC00809I think I covered all the important facts of this product. I love this blusher and I will definitely purchase again and maybe some other colors of the mac collection. I do recommend this blusher to anyone as if looks good on fair skin and even on dark skin, as I have seen from other reviews.

That is all for now, keep posted for more and thank you for following

xoxo