04/17/14

Make Up Store – Nail Deco Caviar

When I was a little kid, I loved painting my nails, even-though it would probably be just another red colour. Back then in the 90’s, there wasn’t much you could do with your nails, a simple french manicure was a hit back then. Now we all have all sorts of colours available and to top that there are further decor available for your nails, like these caviar beads Make Up Store Caviar nail deco.

As I was given these caviar beads, I couldn’t wait to try them on. My first trial was quite a mess, I applied a nice layer of nail polish and then spear some of these beads on my nails, the result was pretty cool even-though I didn’t know I had to press them a little bit so that they stayed longer. The messy part was when I decided to do a top coat on the beads, which I highly suggest for your not to do, because the colour of the beads will vanish and they become all silver.

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So then I decided to do some research and I realized my mistakes and wished for a better result this time. I have to say it looked pretty good but after a while they were a bit of annoying me and slowly slowly they the beads vanished. Not sure if it’s because I would constantly touch the feeling of having a bunch of beads on my nails or because they cannot possibly stay long on the nails.

Pros:

  • The packaging is ideal for application however a bit annoying when it comes to putting the extra beads back in place
  • I love the coloured caviar beads and also that they are pretty small which makes them wearable, if they were bigger I wouldn’t wear them.
  • I can assure you that these beads will last you for a good time, if you conserve the beads during application. I personally use a small bowl while applying them.
  • It retails for 8.99 euros which isn’t pretty bad

Cons:

  •  Well the negative thing about this caviar deco is that they won’t last more than a couple of days, and it has nothing to do with the brand, but with the Caviar deco in general.
  • A suggestion for the Make up store brand is to do a second opening so that it would be easier to insert the beads back in the transparent packaging.

Will I ever buy this product again? To be honest I don’t think so, even-though I think it is fun to have them.

Do I recommend it? Why not, overall I think it is a fun concept and I think everyone should give them a shot

Rating:

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

 

12/21/13

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

 

12/11/13

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:

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

11/12/13

Events- New Coccinelle store in Malta

Hello Guys,

Recently a lot of great events have been going on lately but unfortunately I had to miss them because it was raining like crazy in Malta. I get sick very easily with change of temperature so I didn’t want to risk getting sick because it was extremely windy too. The two events I ended up missing is of the new Italian High-end, handbag shop called Coccinelle at Tower Road Sliema, and the launch of the new Premium Nail bar at Tigne point. Even though I missed the launch I was able to visit the store on a better day and I have to say it’s beautiful, not just the elegantly designed store but also the luxurious handbags it holds.  Even though I missed the event, some other fellow bloggers have made it to the Coccinelle event, and I thought of sharing the posts with you guys, enjoy 🙂

All thing’s fabulous:

http://allthingsfabulousblog.blogspot.com/2013/11/fabulous-events-coccinelle-launch-party.html

Pocalocca’s blog:

http://pocalocca.blogspot.com/2013/11/coccinelle-official-opening-event.html

Ask Dorrianne:

http://www.askdorianne.com/fashion/chic-coccinelle-in-malta

Lara’s Beaty Bible:

http://larasbeautybible.blogspot.com/

 

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

10/8/13

Revlon- Grow Luscious Plumping Mascara

Hey guys,

Before I start with my next review, you will notice a slight change in the way I will review products further on. I will be adding rating stars at the end of the review, and ask two main questions, if I will ever buy the product again? and if I do recommend it for you guys? This will give you an overall idea of what I think about the products. 🙂

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Today I will review the mascara which I have been using for about a month now. I bought the Grow luscious plumping by Revlon at a drug store and it retails for about €11 if i’m not mistaken, which is a good price for a drugstore brand. To be honest I am not really a big fan of this mascara however it’s not the worst either, it does give volume but it doesn’t lengthen my lashes. I do feel it makes lashes slightly heavy due to its dry formula, and because of it, the natural curl of the lashes is somewhat lost. So instead of the lashes to go upwards like they should they seem to remain at the same place.

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I am using this mascara for everyday make-up, because it is quite inexpensive and it’s not so bad, but for the weekend I do prefer using other mascaras. I do like the brush, as it starts quite thick which I like but it get thinner at the end. The idea behind it, is probably created to cover those small lashes at the inner corner of our eyes, which we rarely are able to apply mascara on.

Will I ever buy this mascara again? Probably not because I was expecting more volume and length, and I didn’t get it.

Do I recommend it? Maybe, it is inexpensive after all and not so bad, it just didn’t fulfill my expectations. 

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xoxo

Sarah-Jane