Monday, 27 August 2012

Review: NYX Cream Blush

Hello Beauties,

The cream blushes have 3.5g of product which is a fair amount for the price. I have the shades CB 02 Natural and CB08 Hot Pink. 

Natural is a light nude-pink shade hence the name Natural, while Hot flush is a fuchsia colour and really goes bright on the cheek. The cream blush is really creamy, soft and one should use a minimal amount. The blushes add the right flush to the cheeks without looking heavy or obvious that one is wearing blush. After applying a face primer, I use my finger - dotting it to my cheeks for a natural effect, then blending it with a small stipple brush. Afterwards, I set the cream blush with a powder blush or a pressed powder for staying power. Those who have dry skin may leave this step out since it creates a very dewy finish. It lasts all day and is very buildable and natural-looking.

There are a lot of shade to choose from; ranging from natural to reds, which can compliment every skin tone. These blushes do not have any scent. Nyx Cosmetics can be found on , . For our maltese viewers both websites ship to Malta. *yay*.

Take Care,

Friday, 24 August 2012

Essence & Catrice Haul

Hello Beauties,

Two days ago I visited Tony's Pharmacy, for the first time, and bought some Essence and Catrice products to try them out.

I bought 3 eye shadows, 2 from Essence and 1 from Catrice. The first two are '57, In the clouds' and '32, Jazzed up'.

The Catrice eye shadow is '510, in love with hulk' (love the name hehe)

Next, 2 lipsticks, one from Essence and another from Catrice. The Essence one is a very sheer baby pink color called '01, frosted' and the Catrice lipstick is a very bright coral color called '050, Princess Peach'.

I really needed a new blush therefore I picked up Catrice Multi Color Blush in the color '010, Riviera Rose'. I really love this color and it can also be used as a highlight since it has 4 different colors. 

I also wanted to try out Catrice lip glosses therefore I bought Catrice color show in the color '090, No.9 is mine'. 

Last but not the least, I bought Essence Long lasting eye pencil, which is a sheer golden color and its called '04, look at me'.

What are your favourite products from Essence and Catrice?
What do you think about Essence foundations? I want to try them out :)

Make sure to Follow this blog for future reviews about these products :)

Looking forward for my next Essence & Catrice purchase,

Take Care

Jessica xxx

Thursday, 23 August 2012


Hi Beauties :)

During today and tomorrow I need your help. I am participating in the Shana Malta Model Challenge and today and tomorrow are the days were voting is being done. The voting process is by people voting for me on the Poll. Therefore, please first like Shana Malta’s FB page:

and then vote for me ‘Jessica Magro’ on the Poll which can be found on Shana Malta's FB page:

Thank you for your help :)

Take Care

Jessica xxx

Monday, 20 August 2012

What's in my everyday make up bag?

Hi beauties,

I keep my everyday's essentials in a small Makeup bag on my vanity, since it's much easier to reach in the morning rather than going through loads of products.

E.L.F Mineral Infused Face Primer

This primer is amzing. It helps to keep oil at bay, therefore no retocuhing is needed throughout the day.

Rimmel Match Perfection in shade 040 Soft Beige

I use this concealer under my eyes to conceal my under eye circles.

Urban Decay Primer Potion

I use this primer in order to keep my eyeshadow stay put throughout the day.

Sigma F30 brush

With the sigma F30 (a large powder brush with the powder), works perfectly to set my concealer and mattify my face.

Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder  

Inglot 330M (Matte)

This eye shadow is a light beige. I use it in the inner corners and brow bone.

Eyelash curler 

Rimmel Glam Eyes Day 2 Night mascara

I'd curl my eyelashes first, then put on mascara.

NYX Blush in the shade PB03 Angel 

I apply my blush with a small stipple brush in order to achieve a natural finish.
Stipple brush

What's in your everyday bag?

Take care,

Saturday, 18 August 2012


Hi Beauties :)

Just to let you know that we have created Beauty is our Passion twitter account. Follow us for extra updates about this blog :)

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Take Care

Jessica & Rachel xxx

Friday, 17 August 2012

Beauty is our Passion Guests:- Martina and Denise from All Things Fabulous

Hi Beauties :)

We have invited The Fabulous Team from All Things Fabulous to write a Guest Post on our blog:

How To: Ombre Nails

Hi Guys!

I hope you are all well! We would like to thank Jessica and Rachel for hosting us on their blog today!!

We have a very interesting post for you today!! Have you ever heard of Ombre/ Gradient nails? Well we are going to show you how to do glittery ombre nails!!

This type of nail art gives the illusion that the colours used merge into one another as if it is all one nail colour!

Products Used:

  • Essence Nail Polish Remover (Strawberry + Vanilla)
  • OPI 180 edge nail filer
  • Essence Colour & Go Nail polish in 108 Ultimate Pink
  • Essence Remix your Style Limited Edition Nail Polish in 01 Just Can’t get enough
  • Essence Colour & Go 144 Black is Back
  • Essence Marble Mania Limited Edition Nail art kit (sponges + stripers)
  •  Sally Hansen Diamond Shine base and top coat
  • Plastic Surface

Begin by taking off any nail polish you have and filing your nails. I like to file my nails in a square shape! In order to keep your nail polish on longer file the top of your nail also as shown in the above pictures.

Apply your first coat of Pink nail polish, I have chosen the essence Colour & Go in 108 Ultimate Pink.

Apply a second coat of your nail polish and you are finished from you first phase of this look!

We will now start the Ombre/ Gradient effect which we will do with the essence Marble Mania Limited Edition Nail Kit sponge, you may use a foundation sponge also to do this.

We will now use the plastic surface where we will place a little of the nail polish we will be using for sponging. In this case I am using the essence Re-Mix your style Limited edition nail polish in 01 Just can’t get enough. Grab the sponge and with its corner dab on a little nail polish on it.

Starting from the tip of your nail, start sponging down to get the first layer of the ombre nails.

Repeat this process until you are happy with the payoff of the colour.

Next we will paint two lines on each ring finger. For this we will be using the essence Marble Mania Limited edition striper and the essence Colour & Go in 144 Black is Back.

As per the sponging technique, start by placing a little nail polish on the plastic surface. Dip the striper in the nail polish and draw two lines on the ring fingers as shown in the pictures above.

Next we will seal the deal with a top coat! I am using the Sally Hansen Diamond Shine Base and Top Coat.

Last but not least… Clean Up! Grab an ear bud and dab it in the nail polish remover and bid those “fallouts” good bye!

We hope you enjoyed this post!!

Thank you again to Jessica and Rachel for hosting us!!

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Martina & Denise

The Fabulous Team