Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Review:- MUA Gel Eyeliner

Hey Beauties,

It is a great idea to try new products every now and then. Therefore I decided to try out MUA Gel eyeliner. In fact, a couple of days ago I bought MUA Gel eyeliner in ‘Underground’.

This product claims that: 

“They are intensely pigmented and are completely smudge proof once the product has dried.”

I have to say that I concur whole heartedly with this statement. This Gel eyeliner is pigmented and does not smudge. It has a creamy consistency and glides on nicely

It has a small eyeliner brush embedded in its cap. The brush is not that bad however I prefer using the Elf Eyeliner brush.

Apart from the color underground, it comes with three other shades: Fairground, On Move and Tribe. It also is a very affordable product, I paid approximately 3 to 4 euro including shipping. 

The downturn of this product is that it is very small. From the pictures I expected it to be bigger. However, the fact that it is a good quality product and affordable at the same time makes it a very good purchase. I recommend this product to anyone.

What are your view regarding this product?

Have you tried it before?

Until next time,

Take Care

Jessica :)

Monday, 24 September 2012

Benefits of Olive Oil

Hi Beauties,

I use a lot of natural products in my beauty regime and decided to share my remidies with you. One of products I cannot live wthout is olive oil. It is pure and natural and healthy for the skin and body. From my personal experience I recommend using Extra Virgin oilve oil since it's more natural and scentless.

Regardless where olive oil is applied – Face or body, it provides moisture to keep the skin looking healthy and beautiful. This natural moisturizer is best used on damp skin, since it reduces greasiness.

Olive oil works with dry and oily skin types since everyone has to moisturize. However, if one has acne-prone skin, one has to use olive oil in smaller amounts, due to the fact that is can lead up to blocked pores.


If one has dry and scaly skin, one should mix some sea salt, with the olive oil, and gently message it into the affected areas, to remove the dead skin, and enrich the layer beneath it.


For those who have dry nails and cuticles, olive oil is the answer. Simply, rub the cuticle area and around the nail, with a few drops of olive oil. This provides the cuticles to stay moist, and thus giving the nails a natural shine.

Eye makeup remover

One can simply add a few drops of olive oil onto a cotton pad and gently remove eye makeup without producing any irritation to the delicate skin around the eye. If regularly used, olive oil shall soften the skin, and smooth out any wrinkles. Then, procede with toner to remove the oil residue.

Hair care

When olive oil used on hair and scalp, it could provide the benefits of a deep conditioner. This is done, by coating one’s hair with olive oil, and leaving it for at least 30 minutes – The longer it’s left onto the hair, the hair shall be smoother and shiner. I, personally leave mine during the night. Afterwards, shampoo regularly twice to remove the film of olive oil, and continue with conditioner.

Avoid stretch-marks, treat dried-out skin and eczema by rubbing oil into affected region straight from the bottle.

Hope you found it helpful.

Take Care,

Monday, 17 September 2012

Review: NYX double sided eye pencil

Hi Beauties,

One of my favourite online makeup brands is NYX. It is amazingly cheap 
and good quality. Browsing through the NYX cometics website I found these pencils in the clearing section and decided to try them out.  This product is discontinued on the NYX website,  but it can be found on cherryculture and joy cosmetics on ebay. (Links will be linked down below).  The Double Sided is an eye Liner & Shadow which makes it easier to create an easy and fast smoky look. The brown eyeshadow side is smooth, glides on and wears well without creasing with a primer.   However, the black has a hard texture but if one rolls it between their hands it will be softer and easy to apply. I use both sides as an eye liner. It stays on the waterline for good 2 hours if set with an eye shadow. I like the brown side more since it gives more of a natural look instead of harsh black. If I were to see them in different colours, I would buy them in a heart beat.

NYX double sided eye pencil
Swatch : Brown / Black

Take Care,

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Catrice & Essence Haul 2

Heyy Beauties,

So around 2 weeks ago my friends and I decided to visit Gozo and whilst there we went to Arkadia. Of course Rachel and I and our other friend Gail ended up purchasing quite a lot of Catrice and Essence products.

On my part, I really needed a few basic items which I had ran out of:

The first product that I picked up is the Catrice Skin Finish Compact Powder in the lightest color '010 Transparent'. In my previous blog post I mentioned that I wanted to try out a new finishing powder and therefore I decided to try the Catrice one out. Keeping visiting our blog for a review.

Next 2 products are the Catrice False Lashes Mascara 'Fake it!' and Essence Long lasting Eye Pencil in the color 'Black Fever'. I still haven't used the Mascara, however my current mascara is drying out so I thought I better have one ready to use.

I needed a new blending brush and I found the Catrice Double ended Smokey Eyes Brush. I really like the Blending part of the brush. It is small enough to create a V shape and big enough to blend the color out. Also it is quite soft. 

The last 3 non- basic items are the: Catrice Ultimate Shine Lipstick in the color '180 Meet Violeta' (right), Catrice Nectar Gloss from the Colibri Collecting in the color 'C03 Gorgeous Blossom' (left) and an Essence eye shadow in the color '55 Shrimp me up' (under). 

That's all for today, join our blog for future reviews of these products,

Until next time,

Take Care

Jessica :)

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

TAG: 40 Question Tag

Hi Beauties,

Today I'm doing this 40 question tag in order to get to know me better.


-How many times do you wash your face daily?
Once after a long day at work.

-What skin type do you have? (dry,oily,combo)
I have oily skin

-What is your current facial wash?
Nivea Refreshing Gel Cleanser

-Do you exfoliate?
Yes, Every other day.

-What brand do you use?
Simple smoothing facial scrub or mixing my cleanser with some sugar.

-What moisturizer do you use?
Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion or Nivea Creme

-Do you have freckles?

-Do you use eye cream?

-Do you or did you have acne prone skin?

-Did you ever have to use Pro-activ?
No, never 


-What foundation do you use?
I don't use foundation. I use the Rimmel Pressed stay matte powder to keep my face from getting oily throughout the day. 

-How about concealer?
MUA brush on concealer pen, Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer

-Do you know your undertone color?
Warm (yellow)

-What do you think of fake eyelashes?
They're awesome but I've never tried them!

-Did you know that you are supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?
Yes, but I do throw them out when the mascara is dried up.

-What brand of mascara do you use?
Loreal and Nyc are my favourite.  

-Sephora or MAC?

-Do you have a MAC Pro-card?
-What makeup tools do you use in make up application?
Brushes (Sigma or E.L.F) or my hands

-Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?
Yes, everyday

-For the face?
E.l.F Mineral primer

-What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)?
Neutral. Shimmery beige

-Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?

-How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
I don't

-What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?
They're gorgeous and can be very versatile.

-Do you use mineral makeup?

-What is your favorite lipstick?
Kiko n0 11, Mac Rebel

-How about lipgloss?
Revlon super lustrous lipgloss in Coral Reef

-What is your favorite blush to use?
Don't have a fav blush yet.

-Do you buy your makeup on ebay?
Yes. Bought the 78 palette

-Do you like drugstore makeup?

-Do you go to CCO’s? (cosmetic company outlets)
I have never been to a CCO.

-Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?
No. There are plenty of tutorials on youtube.

-Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?
I wuldn't say clumsy but putting liquid liner is a bit of a pain.

-Name a makeup crime that you hate?
Overdrawn lips and pink shadows which will make eyes look red. :S

-Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick,eyeshadow) or neutral ones?
Neutral shadows, bright lips 

-Which celebrity always has great make up?
Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian

-If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item,what would you use?

-Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?

-Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?

-In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line?
Kiko, E.L.F, Catrice and Essence are my fav.

-What do you think of Makeup?
I think that makeup should be used in order to enhance someone's beauty and give someone a confidence boost.

I tag: 
Dyna's Random Blog
Lara's Every Beauty Addict's Bible 
Martina & Denise from Beauty, Fashion and all things Fabulous

Take Care,

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Foundation Routine and How to

Hey Beauties :)

So today I am going to share my Foundation Routine. This routine consists of 4 main steps. 

4 main steps

 Step 1:- Very important to always start with cleansed and moisturized skin. This will help the foundation to apply smooth and evenly over the face. First I start with the ELF Color concealer (bottom left). I apply the yellow concealer under my eyes to conceal any shadows and the green to conceal blemishes, redness and other imperfections. 

Step 2:- Next I apply beige (normal concealer) (bottom right) over the color concealer so that the colored concealer is blended even more in the skin and not risk the color to show. 

Step 3:- This is the main step. I apply the foundation (upper left) with the ELF stippling blush in a circular motion all over the face. I use a circular motion so that the foundation is buffed in the skin. This will make the foundation look more natural and without any creases. Always remember to also apply the foundation to your neck so that they match and no foundation lines are visible. 

Step 4:- Last step, set the foundation with powder. I use ArtDeco Pressed Powder (upper right) with a kabuki brush and apply it also in a circular motion. 

With this routine I find that I end up with flawless skin, however keep in mind that certain huge 'monsters' are somewhat difficult to cover up completely haha. 

Also, I want to try a different setting powder, what would you recommend?

I hope this has helped,

Until next time

Take Care

Jessica :) 

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,