Friday, 15 February 2013

Haul: Catrice and Essence

Heyy Beauties,

I have a small haul for you guys today :)

It has been quite some time since I bought some Catrice and Essence makeup, and since I had to stock up on several basics, I decided to visit their stand.

First off, I bought a new setting powder by Essence called Mattifying compact powder in the color 01 'Natural Beige'. I have been using this product for a week now and I have no complaints. It does not cake up the face and is very natural looking. I recommend this product to anyone:

I have been searching for this next product for ages, and at last I found it. It was the last one on the stand and luckily I managed to purchase it. This is the Essence Gel Eyeliner in the color 'Midnight in Paris'. I also, have been using this product for a week, as can be seen from the pictures below, and I must say that I like it even better then the MUA Gel Eyeliner (Review HERE). It applies so smoothly and the color is blackest black. Love it!!

The last two "extra" products that I bought are the Essence Color & Go Nail Polish in the color '109 Off to Miami'. I haven't tried this yet, however I really like the color and it would also be a perfect Spring color:

The last product is a Catrice Limited Edition Lip Cream in the color 'Rest in the Forest' from the collection 'Siberian Call'. I am always looking around for new and different colors which I do not already own, and this was one of them. It is a versatile color, which can be worn both for work or school, or coupled with a bright lip color to tone it down.

Overall, I am satisfied with all the products that I bought, Let me know what you think if you have already tried any of these products,

Until next time,

Take Care,

Jessica :)

Monday, 4 February 2013

Review: My re-found love:- Deborah Liquid eyeliner

Heyy Beauties,

Hope you had a great start to the week :)

So, a couple of days ago I used up my MUA gel eyeliner, (Review click HERE), and I did not have a backup. Whilst rumaging through my collection I found my Deborah Liquid liner which I had totally forgotten about.

Deborah Liquid Precisione Eyeliner
I got so used to applying eyeliner with a brush that I forgot how to use a liquid eyeliner hahaha. However, for my first time after so long I applied it quite good,

Using Deborah Liquid Eyeliner
Although I really like using Gel Eyeliner, I had forgotten how much I used to love liquid eyeliner. It is true that when applying Gel liner you have more control over the application, however I find that no Gel Liner is as dark and black as a Liquid Liner is.

The downsides of this product is that the brush is very flimsy and frayed. However, this may be because of how long it has been in my makeup collection hehe :)

Overall, I really like this product. It is very black and it has remained liquid and not dried out even though it has been unused for so long.

I wish to try other similar products, which is you favorite Liquid Eyeliner?

Until next time,

Jessica :)

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Beautiful Malta:- Fawwara

Hey Beauties,

This post is especially for our international viewers. In this post I am not going to talk about beauty related to makeup or hair, but beauty related to our beautiful country, Malta.

Last weekend I visited a place called 'Fawwara'. I knew it existed however this was the first time that  I visited this picturesque area. This is a stretch of land between Siggiewi, Rabat and Had- Dingli which are situated south west of the island.

Malta: Il- Fawwara
 Il- Fawwara: History

In the past, Fawwara was known for the large amount of water it supplied. It dates back to the times when the Arabs controlled Malta in the thirteen century. It is a host to two Chapels. one that is dedicated to Our Lady of Mount Carmel which was built in 1616 and the other one is dedicated to Our Lady of Providence which was built in 1575.

I was mesmerized by its natural beauty:

Fawwara cliffs

Fawwara: my mother from the top of the cliffs.
This is one of the most beautiful and peaceful places in Malta since only a couple of people live here and no cars can pass through it. I kept on walking to the top of these cliffs which go all the way to Dingli which is another quiet village in Malta.

Fawwara: Filfa
From Fawwara Cliffs, a small uninhabited island that forms part of the Maltese Archipelago, Filfa, can be clearly seen. During 1980, it became a bird reserve, where 3 types of bird species are protected. The following photos are the view that can be seen from Fawwara Cliffs:

Fawwara: Dingli Cliffs

Fawwara: View

Fawwara: View

So, if you are planning to visit Malta someday, this is a good place to start and relax on your vacation,

Until next time.

Take Care,

Jessica xxx

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Review: Coconut Oil

Heyyy Beauties,

One of my main New Year's resolutions is to eat healthier and maintain a balanced diet with high protein foods and as minimal carbohydrates as possible. I visited a health store and bought some organic and protein filled foods. One of the products that I bought is coconut oil. I knew that it was a great moisturizer, however I did not fully now how powerful and healthy it is for us.

First off, the coconut oil that I bought is 100% raw, organic and fair trade. In Winter it is a hard consistency, therefore if it is being used to cook, it has to be melted first. However, in Summer it melts down to an oily and creamy consistency.
Coconut Oil
Coconut oil (Hard consistency)
This product has a lot of benefits. It can substitute all your beauty products that are filled with processed chemicals, it works better and is cheaper.


  • Can be used as a face moisturiser. Beneficial for those that have acne, since it can help to clear it up. 
  • I also use it as a body moisturiser, especially after shaving. 
  • If mixed with some baking soda, it can act as a facial scrub
  • Can be used as a deep conditioner and treatment for the hair. It is beneficial even more for those that have dry and damaged hair.
  • Tames frizzy hair, if applied straight after washing it or after blow drying.
  • Can prevent and eliminate dandruff.
  • I apply coconut oil around my cuticles and also as a hand cream
  • For those who are on a diet or who have opted to a healthy lifestyle, it is a great product to substitute butter and normal oil. As can be seen from the nutritional facts below, it does not have any carbohydrates, no sugars, no gluten, no preservatives. It only has natural fats which are essential for a healthy lifestyle. 
Coconut oil nutritional facts

To conclude, I love this product, it is great for almost anything and it also saved me a lot of money because I use one product instead of several products which in reality are harmful. Always remember that natural is better :) I bought this product from Holland & Barrett however it can be found in any health food store.

Until next time,

Take Care,

Jessica xx

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