Sunday, 6 January 2013

Happy New Year! New Hair :)

Heyy Beauties,

Happy New Year to all!! :)

So for the first blog post of 2013 I am going to show you my new hair color. I have been contemplating since last Summer to change my hair color, however I was quite scared because the color that I wanted is quite risky, needs maintenance and is not such a natural color.

However, for the new year I decided to just take the plundge and do it, so yesterday I went to my usual hairdresser. The following pictures are my hair before and after. Beware: there is quite a difference hehe.

Hair Old

Hair New

Before, I had a dark kind of brown, but then with washing it it became quite dull. The new color is between orange and red. At first I had quite a shock when looking at the result for the first time, but then I got used to it. I really like this color and I think it is quite unique.

What do YOU think?  I am very interested to know your opinions :)

Jessica :)

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Festive Nail Tutorial

Hey Beauties,

Hope you had a great Christmas :) I'm so looking forward for New Year's Eve, therefore I tried to come up with a nail look that I might wear on that day. The following is the look that I created:

For this Nail tutorial you will need the following items:

  • Base Coat:- In this case I am using CHi Ceramic Base Coat
  • A Deep Red Nail Polish:- I am using Barry M in the color '923 Red Wine'
  • A Gold Color:- In this case I am using a nail polish that I had bought from Primark
  • Some silver and gold nail gems
  • Tooth picks
  • Nail Remover:- I am using Artdeco Nail Remover
  • Cotton Buds
Step 1:

I started by shaping my nails with a nail filer because they were in quite a bad shape:

Step 2:

Next I applied the base coat to all the nails:

Step 3:

After I left the base coat dry completely I started applying the Barry M color. To prevent some of the nail polish to be applied outside of the nail, I always start applying the polish from the middle of the nail and then apply it on the sides of the nail.

Step 4:

I let the first coat of the polish dry and then I applied the second coat on all the nails except for the ring finger. On the ring finger I applied the Gold color as the second coat. Immediately upon applying the Gold color, I started placing carefully the gems with the tooth pick on the nail in a slanting line from one side of the nail to the other:

Step 5:

I applied the base coat again on top of the Ring Finger only. I do not apply a top coat to the other nails because I find that the Nail Polish peels off much faster then if no top coat is applied.

Step 6:

The last step is to remove any mistakes, by applying some nail polish remover on the cotton buds and removing the nail polish from the skin.

Finished Look

This is the finished look:

Hope you liked this simple yet eye catching nail look,

Until Next Time,

Take Care and Happy New Year,

Jessica :)

Friday, 21 December 2012

Review of Make Up Store products & Festive Makeup Look

Heyy Beauties,

So last weekend I bought a couple of products from the brand 'Make Up Store', you can see what I got HERE. I tried out these products the day after, and the following is the look that I came up with.

Using 'Make Up Store' products
For the main color I used the color Aquarius. The first impression I got as soon as I applied this color is WOW!! I never had a color so vibrant and that transfers the same as seen in the pan. I have to say, this has become my new favorite eyeshadow. Pity that this type of color cannot be worn with every outfit :( Also, it stays on for quite a long time. Obviously with time it fades, like every other eyeshadow, but on the whole I am content with the quality of this eyeshadow.

For the other colors, I blended in some black in the outer corner, a white shimmery color in the inner corner and on the brow bone and a light blue color in the crease. 

 As for the lipstick I used the color Made in Style also by 'Make Up Store'. I was also impressed by this product and I have been using it every day since I purchased it. 

Made In Style Lipstick
 First off, I love this color, it is so unique. Furthermore, it has a matte finish therefore it prolongs its longevity. When I wear it to work, it stays on for the most part of the day, approximately 6 hours. The best thing is that since it is such an intense color, it still leaves a tint after it wears off. In this look I did not use any lip liner. I just prepared my lips with a lip balm and then applied it. 

That's all for today,

I hope you like this makeup look, 

Happy Holidays,

Take Care,

Jessica :) xxx

Monday, 10 December 2012

Small Haul:- Make Up Store

Hello Beauties,

Today I teamed up with Martina from All Things Fabulous Beauty Blog to visit the new out at The Point the "Make Up Store". This make up brand is already established in various countries for example USA, Australia, Denmark and many others. We both wanted to try out their products, and since Martina already visited the outlet during its launch, we decided to team up and go together.

I only purchased two things, but I'm definitely planning to purchase more of their products in the future. The first product that I picked up is a lipstick. I had been eying this lipstick from the very first day that they set up their  Facebook Page back in November. It is a light berry purple color. I was impressed but its pigmentation and also it is very smooth and moisturizing. The price of this lipstick was 13.29 euro.

Made In Style Lipstick
Made In Style Lipstick Swatch
I am always searching for unique and unusual colors therefore the product immediately caught my eye is a bold aquamarine color, which I must say, I have never seen an eyeshadow color quite like it. The color that I purchased is called "Aquarius". The price for this eyeshadow was also 13.29 euro which in my opinion is a reasonable price for the amount of product that one gets since the size of this eyeshadow is double the size when compared to a MAC eyeshadow which costs more.

Aquarius Eyeshadow

Aquarius and Made In Style swatches

Make sure to visit this store and if you have any difficulty or confused which colors to choose the staff are all ready to help and guide you.

Hope you liked this haul,

Until next time,

Take Care,

Jessica :)

Monday, 3 December 2012

Review:- Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation

Heyy Beauties,

I have a review for you today. I am always in search for new foundations, and after reading and watching very good reviews about this product I decided to purchase it. I purchased it from Echemist with the added bonus of free shipping to Malta. It retails for 11.19 euro, which I think is not that bad when compared to other foundations for example an Artdeco foundation which is 15 euro.

Before starting to use the Bourjois Foundation, I was using an Artdeco Foundation which I had been using for about two years, however lately I noticed that it was breaking me out and after taking a look at the ingredients I noticed that it contained lots of parabens and also an ingredient called oxybenzone. Oxybenzone is found in sun screen products and in fact the Artdeco foundation has SPF. Although the Oxybenzone protects the skin from the sun, it is absorbed in our system and can cause damage to cells and affect hormones. So I think that it is this ingredient that is causing my acne break outs.

The Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation does not contain any SPF and upon using for the first time, I noticed quite an improvement in my skin. Its ingredients when compared with those of the Artdeco product are much better with the added benefit of having fruit ingredients. It claims to use "Fruit therapy for radiance and boosting and maintains essential skin hydration". I vouch for this product that it does what it claims. After using it for about a week and a half my skin looks healthier and my acne has dramatically decreased. It also is oil free.

It has medium coverage however it can be full coverage when built up. The down side of this product is that there is a limited range of colors to choose from.

For the packaging, its a plastic packaging so if it falls it does not break, like other foundation packaging, and it has a pump therefore the product is not wasted. Unlike other foundations, which have a plasticy kind of smell, this foundation has a really sweet and fruity smell.

Therefore, to conclude, I highly recommend this product especially for sensitive, oily and acne prone skin since this foundation takes care of your skin.

Have you used this product? What do you think of it?

Hope you found this review helpful,

Until next time,

Take Care,

Jessica :)

Friday, 23 November 2012

Collective HAUL

Heyy Beauties,

How are you all doing? :)

As promised on our Facebook page, here is a Collective Haul of products I bought online.

First off, I had been contemplating for quite a some time, to buy some false lashes and good lash glue. So, I went searching on e-bay last week and found the Duo Lash glue, that everyone raves about on Youtube and some lashes. I found the glue for 7 euro including shipping, and 10 pairs of lashes for about 3 euro with shipping. Great deal in my opinion.


Last Saturday I was browsing around the ELF Cosmetics site and I noticed that they were offering free shipping during that weekend, therefore I could not pass up that opportunity and bought some ELF products, since it was about 6 months from my last ELF purchase.

My first two choices were two lipsticks, Gypsy and Flirtatious. Love both colors and I have to say I was impressed by their quality; very pigmented, apply smoothly and also have a pleasant smell.

Gypsy and Flirtatious

The following are swatches of these two lipsticks:


Then I chose two blushers and a bronzer because I noticed that I really do not have almost any blushers and bronzers, and the only one I had broke. The first blush is Blushing, then Bronzed and Sun Kissed.

 The following are the swatches, in order mentioned above:

Next, I decided to try out the Makeup Remover Pen, that Dyna at Dyna's Random Blog, raves about, and I must say it really does work. Last but not the least, I picked up and Angled Blush Brush because I needed one for contouring.

Those were all the products that I bought,

Hope you enjoyed this post,

Until Next time,

Take Care,

Jessica :)

Monday, 12 November 2012

MOFTN:- Makeup of the Night

Hey Beauties,

So last night I decided succumb to all the hype and went to see the new James Bond movie 'Skyfall', I have to say it's great, you should really go and see it.

I want to share the makeup that I came up with for the night. I tried going with a very subtle cut crease and barbie pink lip.

Whole look

For the face I used:
  • Deborah concealer
  • Maybelline Dream Mat Mousse in the color 030
  • Bright pink blush

For the eyes I used the following products:

  • Deborah Eye Design Quad in the color 'Each and Every Rose'. I applied white all over the eye area, and then with a think brush applied a light brown color in the crease and blended it out. 
  • Mua Gel Eye liner
  • Essence Long lasting eye pencil in the color '04 Look at Me'. I applied this in the inner corner. 
  • Catrice Fake It Mascara on the top and bottom lashes 
For the lips I used a MAC lipstick in the color 'St. Germaine' for the perfect barbie pink color. I applied this with a lip brush so as to minimise the opaqueness of the color.

To curl my hair I used the Remington Pearl curling wand that I bought recently.

That's all for today,

I hope you like this look,

Until next time,

Take Care,

Jessica :)