Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Review:- Essence Legends of the sky nailpolish

Heyy Beauties,

A few weeks ago I purchased several Essence and Catrice products from Tony's Pharmacy in Gzira and I got the Essence Legends of the Sky in the color 'Like Leo's Pilot Jacket' as a free gift, and I decided to try it out.

02, Like Leo's Pilot Jacket

First off, it is a perfect color for Autumn and Winter. I would say it is a military type of color since it is a mix of Green and Grey. It is quite an opaque color but one coat is not enough to get its full effect. As you can detect from the photo below, the color is not opaque enough after applying only one coat. However, two coats are enough.

1st coat

2nd coat

I was impressed by the drying time, it dried up in a few minutes, compared to other nail polishes which take a long time to dry.

With regards to the packaging, I think it a bit cheap because the cap does not screw all the way, however I don't mind that much since it was a free gift. 

Overall, I really like this product and I recommend it to anyone. Looking forward to try out more of these nail polishes.

Hope this review helped,

Until next time,

Take Care

Jessica :)

Monday, 22 October 2012

TAG: What's your makeup style

Hey Beauties,
In the past couple of days I was browsing around different beauty blogs and found this tag. Therefore, I decided to do it too :) Hope you like it.

  1. EEK! You've got five minutes to do your makeup for a date. What's your minimum? hmmm for a date!? If I had only 5 minutes to prepare I would just cancel the date hehe. However, the bare minimum would be concealer, foundation and mascara.
  2. Pick a trend: crazy cat eyeliner, super hot pink blush, or feathered false lashes? Definitely, without any doubt, I chose crazy cat eyeliner :)
  3. If you had to either give up all makeup for two months or give up your skincare for a week, which would you pick? This is a tough one. If I give up skincare my skin would break out and if I give up makeup I would feel quite uncomfortable. However, I choose makeup because then it would be harder to cure my skin after one week without any skincare.
  4. What beauty products are always in your purse? I only carry either a lip balm or lip gloss.
  5. Are there any beauty products that you keep coming back to throughout the years? The Body Shop bronzer in the color '01' and Artdeco foundation.
  6. Smoky eyes or red lips? Smokey eyes.
  7. Lipstick or lipgloss? I like both but I prefer lip stick.
  8. Are there any products that you never expected to like but ended up loving? Yes, Lipliner.

That's all, I tag all of you to do this tag, post your responses in the comments below or post them on our Facebook Page HERE.

Until next time,

Take care,

Jessica :)

Sunday, 14 October 2012

How to: Carnival/Halloween Look

Hey Beauties,

A few weeks ago one of my best friends visited Venice and gave me a traditional souvenir; a Mask. It is really beautiful and it inspired me to create an eye look based upon it. I think it would be suitable for Halloween and Carnival, for those who do not want to apply exaggerated  makeup.

Step 1:- Apply concealer foundation and powder as needed. Check out how I apply foundation by visiting this link HERE.

Step 2:- apply a light purple color on the lid. I used Essence eye shadow in the color 'In the Clouds'. Simply tap color on to achieve a more opaque color. Leave the inner corner bare for the highlight color.

Step 3:- Apply a dark shimmering purple in the crease and also in the outer corner and blend it out. I applied MAC eye shadow in the color 'Beauty Marked'. Make sure to blend this color with the previous color on the lid for a gradient effect.

Step 4:- Next I applied a light purple shimmer in the inner corner mixed with a silver color for an intensified highlight effect. For the shimmering light purple I used BarryM Dazzle Dust in the color '59' and for the silver color I used the color 'Tinsel' from the Divine Limited Edition Sleek Palette.

Step 5:- I applied purple and fuchsia glitter in the center of my eyelid. I used the fuchsia as a pop of color since the look is quite dark. I used 'Festive' and 'Cranberry' from the Divine Limited Edition Sleek Palette.

Step 6:- Apply a black eyeliner and mascara. I used MUA eyeliner in the color 'Underground' and Catrice 'Fake It' Mascara. As and added touch I applied a silver glitter eyeliner on top of the black eyeliner, I used a Body Shop eyeliner 'Define & Sparkle'.

Step 7:- I applied also the same sequence of colors underneath my eyes and the silver color as a brow bone highlight.

That's the Finished eye look,

Hope you like it, any requests feel free to email us and add us on Facebook HERE

Until next time,

Take Care,

Jessica :)

Friday, 5 October 2012

August & September Favorites

Hey Beauties,

Sorry for the lack of posting but both Rachel and I are very busy at the moment with our work and studies. But bear with us we are trying our best to cope :). So today I have a day off, therefore I decided to post my August and September Favorites. In August I didn't have that much favorites therefore I decided to accumulate them for this month. I have 5 favorite products this month:

First off, my most favorite product is the Essence Long Lasting eye pencil in the color 'Look at me'. I really like this product, it is perfect as an eye highlighter. At the moment I am getting only a couple hours of sleep because I have to study; I found this eye pencil perfect to make my eyes look awake and less red. I apply it in the inner tear duct coupled with a black eyeliner on the lid and some mascara. Also, it can also be used as a base: Perfect! Swatches of this product can be found HERE.

Next up is the Catrice Fake It Mascara. This is a new found favorite. I bought it a couple of weeks ago, however I have been applying it ever since. At first I didn't like it that much, but then after applying approximately 3 coats my lashes are longer and more voluminous. Also, check this wand out!!! I have never seen anything like this, it is perfect for building up volume and to coat even the smallest of lashes. Great Product!

The third product is Deborah Milano Eye Design Quad in 'Each and Every Rose'. I have been using this quad for work because it contains natural colors. I really like these colors and are perfect for any eye color. Also, the eye shadows are quite pigmented and not powdery. This quad is a must have for those who are still starting with applying eye shadows.

The next product is Catrice Skin Finish Compact Power in the color '010 Transparent'. I really like this product since it matifies my skin  and lasts quite a long time. Another thing is that it is quite a large product and very inexpensive, I bought it for only 4.50 euro. Another great product.

Last but not the least, is a perfume. I have numerous perfumes, however lately I have been loving Harajuku Lil' Angels in Lovers. It is a sweet scent with a hint of vanilla. It is not an overpowering smell, therefore it is great as an everyday scent. Also, the packaging is so cute :). The downside is that it is very small, only 1.0 fl oz or 30ml.

Have you tried any of these products?

That is all for today, until next time

Take Care

Jessica :)

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,