Sunday, June 30, 2013

China Glaze - Rose Among Thorns

Hello everyone,
It's been almost a week, and I have once again failed to keep my blog updated, but I am trying my best.

Today I have for you a great summer color, a neon red, I would say, because it is not exactely red, has a bit of fuchsia in it. It is a cream neon, goes on a bit sheer, and the formula is a bit runny, but all in all nothing one can't handle.

I applied two coats, and I still have VNL but I don't mind with this color.

I put on a top coat as usual with this kind of finish.

Hope you like it as much as I do

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Clinique - Happy

I'm back, sort of!! Sorry for the lack of posts, I got really caught up with my new job, and lots of other things, addapting to my new schedual, and some small health problems. Anyway, I haven't forgotten about you guys, and I missed posting very much.

I am presenting you today the new Clinique polishes, or not so new for some of you. They came out with an all new range of polishes, very pretty shades, apparently for sensitive skin. Don't know how that works, but I don't care I don't have sensitive skin, and all the colors are pretty girly, and gorgeous. They are having a promo now in Sephora - for each two Clinique polishes that you buy they offer you the base coat free. So obviously I couldn't resist!!

So onto the polish itself, it is a bright coral red cream, and I think this one is the one that attracted me most. The bottles are round, and have nothing written on them, but nothing I mean nothing. You just have a small label on the bottom, where you can see the name and the number, in very small writing. The cap has Clinique written on it.

The brush was not exceptional, not on the base coat, not on the polish. The bristles are not all the same length, and I for one am very bothered by that, I had to cut them with my scissors.

The formula is great, it is opaque in one coat, and goes on pretty smoothly. As for wear I couldn't tell you I just put it on yesterday.

Here is the photo and please let me know if you've tried any, and which one, and what did you think of them?

Friday, April 19, 2013

Sinful Colors - Rose Capri

This is the last one of my Sinful minis. I promise.

It is a bright neon pink, that has a cream finish, so it is shinny, not like neons usually are a bit matte, and you have to add a topcoat to make it shinny. This one is shinny all by itself.

Anyways, the formula is pretty good, just like on the previous two, and it is opaque in two coats. Well I really like this color, I have already gotten a gew compliments on it, and I think I will be wearing it all summer.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Sinful Colors - Sunburnt

Hello, hello!!
I have for you today another one of the three minis I bought in The Lafayette Galeries, last weekend. In case you didn't know these retail here for 3.5€, and the big size retails for 6€ I think.

This is a cream orangy coral, with a great formula, glides on nicely, and is opaque in two coats. It does shrink with seche vite, just like the previous one. I applied some matte top coat from peggy sage on top of it. Hope you like it.

Don't really have much more to say about this, so here come the pictures:

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Sinful Colors - Bleu Electrique

Hello everyone!!
I have been seeing this color called endless blue from Sinful Colors on every blog, so I had to have it. In France, Sinful Colors are sold in the Lafayette Galeries. I went in looking for that color, but couldn't find it, in exchange I found this one: Bleu Electrique, don't really know if it's the same color but it sure looks like it. I guess they changed the name to french. Please let me know if I'm wrong.

It is a really electric blue, just like the name says, it is not neon, it's a cream finish, and has a pretty good formula, it was almost opaque in one coat, but I did two.

It did shrink quite a lot at the tips after I applied my top coat - Seche Vite. I will soon be changing it for the Sally Hansen Insta dry, when it is done, because I find it better.

Anyhow here are the photos:

Friday, April 12, 2013

Dior Gris Trianon accent manicure

Hello everyone!
I so forgot to review this one, when I bought it. And I am very sorry for that. But I can still review it now. It was part of Dior Spring Cherie bow collection along with two other pinks that I didn't really love.

This one is a very nice taupy nude, very wearable, but still with an edge to it. It is a cream finish, and for full opacity you need two coats. The formula is great, just like all Diors, it glides on the nail easily, and they last a very long time on the nail with no wear. I am a Dior fan as you all know.

I did an accent nail with Milani's one coat glitter in Silver Dazzle, I love the combo!
I also did a comparison with Essie Chinchilly on the nail, and some other colors in the bottle.

This is the Dior by itself:

The accent nail mani :

This is the bottle comparison:
 The comparison on the nail with Essie Chinchilly is underneath. As you can see in the bottle they look pretty much alike, and on the nail too, but they are not dupes. The Essie is a bit cooler and lighter.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The products that saved my dehydrated skin

I know you are not used to such blog posts. But I have been on a quest recentely, to find a really hydrating product to help with my really thirsty skin.

I think that winter has really affected my skin. Normally applying a hydrating cream in the morning and in the evening, was enough for my skin in winter. I don't know if it is the really prolonged winter or my skin is getting older and changing, but my face and hands became really dehydrated in the last month. I had bits of dry skin all over my face, even under my eyes, and my foundation and concealer clingged to them, and it made it look so cakey, and nasty all in all.

So I started by buying a face cream for dry skin ( I thought it would be more hydrating)- BAD MOVE!! Dehydrated skin is not the same as dry skin. My skin isn't dry, it's combination, so it did nothing, even worsened the situation because on top of my dry patches all over, I had really oily skin by the end of the day. I am curently using that one as hand cream.

I then purchased a hydrating mask from Uriage - this was ok, but it worked for like a minute, and I really had to do it every day on top of my daily routine. And by the end of this month it stopped working.

I went to Barcelona, to visit my friend like two weeks ago, and she had this face cream and it did the trick in the 4 days that I was there, but I can't afford to pay the steep price tag, so I searched other options online. And I came across a forum, in which a lady reccomended a brand I had never heard of before called Qiriness that is sold in Marionnaud. Marionnaud is like Sephora in France.

This is a swiss brand and I saw on the site they had a water wrap for the face and I thought to myself this is exactely what I need!!! It is a bit expensive it costs 60€, but it is 100ml, and Marionnaud is actually having a second product 40% off, so I got the eye contour creme Caresse Regard Futur and the hydrating mask Le wrap d'eau

This is what they look like in real life:

As you can see the packaging is sooo prety, but hey for the price tag I wouldn't expect less. I payed for both products 87€, with 40%ff of the eye cream.

The eye cream has a pump and 15ml, and no smell what so ever.
The face wrap can be used as a mask, or as a night cream. It is pretty thick and creamy, so that's why you can't use it during the day. As a face mask it is supposed to be left on the skin in thick coat for about 10 min. I use it as a night cream, I put on a light layer, and leave it on during the night. In the morning my face feel great.

As you can see from the picture this is a pretty rich cream and the tub is huge. It is 100 ml as opposed to 30ml in a normal face cream. It has a wonderfull subtle cucumber smell, that I loove.

I think I haven't even told you if these worked. Well I am happy to say that in two days all my dry patches went away, and I have found my normal combination skin back to it self.I know these were expensive, but considering the quantities you get, and all the money I put into the previous useless products, I think I was better off buying these from the get go. But who knew about them? So this is why I am writing about these, because they saved my skin.

I am also considering starting to take better care of my skin, and starting the mille feuilles skin care method. I will keep you posted.

Anyways if you are having the same problems as me, and can't seem to find what you need, I firmely recommend these!!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Kiko Sugar Mat 640

Hello hello!!!
Happy to present to you my last choice from the Sugar Mat collection .

This one is a bright orange with a lot of golden shimmer. I really chose only shimmer ones, because they had six others that had no shimmer at all, and I found them a bit boring.

I really wanted the Mariah Carey collection, but I wanted the minis, and I can't seem to find those anywhere. Oh well, better luck next time. I am pretty happy with my Kikos.

So application wise it is the same as the other ones, goes on smoothly, and I needed two coats for full opacity. It is as easy to remove as the other ones, and the formula is great. The only thing is, that since you don't apply top coat, because of the finish obviously, it gets a lot more tip wear than a normal polish.

Here is the photo. Let me know what you think of these. I have already put mine on the blog sale, and they were sold pretty quickly, so I see you kinda like them too.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Blog Sale Update

Hey everyone!!
I added some new nail polishes to my blog sale. Go check it out. The sale conditions are the same.
For any questions you have my email address in the Contact bar!

Salut tout le monde!
J'ai rajouté des vernis à ma vente de vernis. N’hésitez pas à aller jeter un coup d’œil. Les conditions de vente sont les mêmes. Pour toute question vous avez mon adresse mail dans la barre contact!

Salutare tuturor!
Am adaugat oje la vanzarea mea de oje, asa ca nu ezitati, aruncati un ochi. Conditiile de vanzare sunt aceleasi. Pentru orice intrebare ma puteti contacta pe adresa mea de mail de la contact.


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Ciaté Caviar mini bar review

Hello everyone!!
Sorry for my abcence I was on a small vacation in Barcelona, had to get some sun, since in Paris we haven't seen it for like two months. Had good times, with good friends, and good food. It was lovely!

So I bought this caviar mini bar in Sephora like a month ago but it took me a while to get this review done, cause I had other priorities on the blog list.

This is 22€ in Sephora, and you get 4 polishes and 4 bottles of those little pearls and a funnel I guess to put your pearls back in the bottle once you are done with them.Here is what the box looks like from the outside. I like it I am a sucker for nice packaging.

This is what it contains: 4 nail polishes - from left to right: - Knickerbockerglory, Pom Pom, fit for a queen and Sand Dune and underneath 4 pearl bottles - from left to right - Prom Queen, Jubilee, Hologram, Candyshop.

Aren't the bottles cute with the little bows?? I love them so much. The other two polishes I haven't tried yet, but I will.

How does it work ??? Well you apply your base, then a coat of polish, and the second one, and you can't let this last one dry - at this moment you pour the pearls directly from the bottle onto your nail, and you will see them stick to it. If you have patches that are still empty, just take some pearls on your finger and press them on your nail yourself. After this you press gently all the pearls on the nail, and wrap your tips in top coat. Just the tips because if you wrap everything, it look kind of nasty.

It is not a long lasting mani, mine did not even make it through one day. The beads fall off if they rubb against something. And it is a bit weird and uncomfortable. But it is fun.

For removal just use a cotton pad, and soack you nail for a bit, and then wipe off the nailpolish with the beads. It is a bit messy so do it over something.

Here are the photos:
This is Knickerbockerglory ( What a name!!)
 This one is a Coral creme - application is great and it only took two coats to get it opaque.
This is Pom Pom
 This one is more of an orange coral, but the formula is the same as on the previous one.
I tried them without the beads and it is very longlasting. Love these!

And this is Pom Pom with Jubilee.
I found it looked better in real life than in these pictures, can't really say why.
I kinda like the look, but I think that it is not worth the effort, because it doesn't last for long. Hope you enjoy!