Sunday, 30 September 2012

The Beauty Blogazons Roundup 29/09/12

I am sooo excited to be a part of Beauty Blogazons Group! It is amazing!
Now have a look what all beauty bloggers were up to this week! Enjoy and don't forget to say HI when you are visitng their blog :)

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Challenge those Autumn colours!

Summer is over and Autumn is here. As much as I love summer I have to admit there is one thing I love about autumn - it's autumn's colours! All trees getting dark green, brown, orange, yellow, reddish. Soo warm and pretty.....

Since I am soo passionate about makeup I am always inspired with different looks, colours mixing and creativity.

I have seen many amazing makeup looks on different blogs and really wanted to participate in makeup challenge but it is hard to find one. There are plenty nail design challenges but not much for being inspired by autumn.....I thought I will start makeup challenge! I am soo looking forward to create different looks!

Since it's a first challenge ever for me; I thought I will start for something easy and not too complicated. Instead of choosing different categories or inspiration to create a look (I am not asking to create a autumn look); I thought I will choose simply Autumn Colours as a theme!

It is very easy and fun challenge....every week I will have ONE colour to challenge and create 3 different looks (it is important not to mix colours except with black and white if you need them as they are essential for makeup looks). 

Looks to create are very look, evening look and creative/inspired look (here I want to go crazy, something creative, inspired by anything I can think of, look mainly for spacial occasions using different techniques - feeling free to add anything to it).

How that will work? - I will create those looks through whole month of October; weekly - I will post them at the end of every week (Sundays) throughout October for your judgement.

What colours I will challenge?
  • Week 1 (1st - 7th October) - Brown
  • Week 2 - (8th - 14th) - Green
  • Week 3 (15th - 21st) - Orange
  • Week 4 (22nd - 28th) - Red 
  • Week 5 (29th - 2nd Nov) - Yellow
Exceptions: Black and White - those can be used all the time too

Sooo what are the rules:
  • - every week challenge one colour from list above and create 3 different looks - day look, evening look and creative/inspired 

  • - you can use only colour that you are challenging (exceptions for black and white), do not mix any other colours unless its a different tone

  • - post your looks at the end of every week on Sunday so we can comment on what we have created :)

  • - let us know what products you have used by posting you blog link with you looks in comments for this posts
  • - have fun!

Who's in? Let's challenge those colours!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara - review

I think I should call myself a night blogger.....instead of getting my beauty sleep I am here and can't wait to share with this new discovery. 

Sooo as you might noticed on my blog I went to Smashbox Event that was hosted in London (check it out here) and we have been given few freebie and products which I couldn't wait to try out.

I got little Full Exposure Mascara and was looking forward to try it out. I never get too excited about mascaras as they never work  for me they way I would like them to. First of all my eyelashes are thin.....I can never get the thickness I want, but they are quite long....yay....well not really - they are soo bright at the end that you can barley see them.

Here we go.....when I opened Full Exposure Mascara I was surprised as the size of brush was quite huge and long comparing to the one I normally use....I thought 'Oh great that will be a challenge' but actually it wasn't.....I have never ever applied mascara that quickly, no lumps, no stickiness ermmm was actually perfect. 
It made my lashes look soo long! It didn't make them thicker but I could finally see how long my lashes are. 
I have to say I really like this brush a lot and I think I might have found my fav mascara so far :)

                                                                      Look at this brush!

                                                                Before and after :) 

Orange Blossom......

My friend made a surprise for me and she bought me this amazing shower gel from Sephora - Orange Blossom.

It smells amazing, I could smell a little bit of it's essence even before I unwrapped packing paper, bath with it was amazing - orange blossom definitely help you relax. If you have a chance to try one of those lovely shower gels from Sephora - definitely try this one! You will love it :)

Mint and raspberry - noms hand cream

I had to say this but I am in love with this hand cream.......its Oriflame - Nature Secrets Hand says that it is energising hand cream and omg it sooo is! 

Well the fact that it has really nice and thick consistence and hydrates your hands immediately that is one great part.....but the smell is soooo yummmyy....MINT AND RASPBERRY....

I know some will say it's a weird combination but it reminds me some kind of chewing gum from childhood and it's soo nice I can't stop smelling it (probably went crazy here) It's noms noms hand cream :) 

And it really hydrates my hands! Can't get over it :)

Monday, 24 September 2012

London Fashion Weekend and Smashbox Event

Monday Blues…..oh how much I hate Mondays especially when it’s raining…..being at work isn’t fun and I’d prefer to be home all wrap up J

I just wanted to share with you with few things I did over the weekend!

On Friday I went to LONDON FASHION WEEKEND and I have to say I was gutted that I have bought tickets only for shopping.  Since I really wanted to attend Smashbox free event in London I thought we will go to London Fashion Weekend, shop and run to other event. I wish we could see catwalk now……whole shopping experience wasn’t that great in my opinion but only because all clothes and brands were simply not my style and I couldn’t find anything exciting for myself, which is shame. Atmosphere was great and I only could be jealous for all those who actually been working for this event – ahhhh if I could go backstage…………

I got nice bag with few things to try our and I will definitely review them soon J

Soo after checking out al shops we run to The Music Room in Mayfair to check out Smashbox event and I absolutely loved it. We got there – there was a queue and I knew they can let in only 250 in one go so I was excited when queue started to move. Everyone was lovely and looked after us while we were waiting; giving us samples and finally we got in. I was soo surprised that as soon as we got in we have been given a bag with lots of products! We also received Smashbox Hallo Highlighting Wand (I will definitely review this product as it looks amazing).

Inside there were Djs playing music, we were given drinks – coconut water (whoever likes it hehe J J, there were lots of things going on…..

-          Stand with cosmetics on the side, where you can try out anything you want and introduce yourself with the brand –if you had question – there were lots of make-up artists around to help and answer them

-          Makeover areas – few areas for makeover where MUAs were helping us to look even more gorgeous, there was a long queue to have one but if you had no plans for evening why not then?

-          Now this is my fav part – there were two areas where two lovely ladies were doing awesome creations with your hair! All those plaits, I absolutely loved it. It looked soo pretty that I have plaited my hair too……I think it’s a lovely style for winter! What you think?

-          There was a photographer too taking lots of individual pictures and photo boxes! They are my favourites one……making silly faces? Yes that would be me J

In total it was really good and I am soo happy I could finally play with Smashbox cosmetics as I have never had a chance before. This is what we got from lovely Smashbox team and I can’t wait to try them on and let you know what I think J

Sunday, 23 September 2012

My first ever The Beauty Bloggazons weekly round up

Thanks to The Beauty Blogazons I had a chance to be a part of my first round up ever. Check out what all those beauty news and what we were up to tis week :)

Glitter.Gloss.Garbage. : Lush Emotional Brilliance Left Glitter.Gloss.Garbage Underwhelmed

Polarbelle: Polarbelle wants you to enter to win a set of four beautiful Orly nail polishes.

Girl Gloss: Girl Gloss looks at How to Apply Foundation with tips and tricks for perfect makeup

Shades Of Beauty, Inc.: Nanacoco Crystal HD Polish...A BSS find not to be overlooked

Perilously Pale: Don't let the word glitter scare you! The Rouge Bunny Rouge Fire Drops Loose Glitter Pigments are softly shimmering dimensional eyeshadows anyone can love! Perilously Pale shows us swatches of all the shades.

Jamegackie: Ready For Halloween Nails? Check out these Nightmare Before Christmas inspired nails!

The Convenient Beauty: The Convenient Beauty is loving the unique color turn-out of Burberry Devon Sunset lipstick

The Beauty Think Tank: The Beauty Think Tank gives you the lowdown on September's Birchbox, complete with witty commentary.

Confessions of a Sarcastic Mom: Confessions of a Sarcastic Mom showcases the bright green neon of Color Club Limelight

Beauty Info Zone: Butter London polishes have something for everyone with their new Fall/Winter collection. Come pick your favorite

.Love My Nails: Check out my awesomely cute manicure for the third week of the Girly Girl Challenge, It's really awesome.

A Little Polish: Don't want the summer to end? Check out Stephanie's Leafy Green Mani before it's too late!

TheFabZilla: It's the great battle of the gel eyeliners at TheFabZilla. See which won between INGLOT 77 Matte and MAC Blacktrack Fluidline.

Blush and Beakers: Among the frenzy of New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013 this beauty blogger got to cover backstage at Timo Weiland.

Lisa's Nail Obsession: Delicate and elegant girly girl nail art.

Lacquer Buzz: Are you ready to embark on a nail art journey around the world? Lacquer Buzz takes you to the most exotic destinations. Next stop: Spain!

Trouble-MAker on Heels: No7 Skin Illuminator made Troublemakeronheels' skin radiant and healthy looking

The Beauty Specialist!: Ray participated for the first time in an eye make-up contest & wants your opinion regarding her looks.

Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Lola's Secret Beauty Blog recently made the fantastic discovery that Ken Downing's mythologized Le Métier de Beauté Lip Creme Lip Gloss in Purple Haze is still available- what an extraordinary coup!

Liesl Loves Pretty Things: Liesl loves silver holos. Find out Why Butter London Dodgy Barnett is her favorite.

Pinked Polish: Pinked Polish is Celebrating 500 likes on Facebook with a Huge 2 Part Giveaway.

Kimpelling Beauty: Girly Girl Nail Challenge: Delicate and Elegant. butter LONDON Knees Up with lace stamping C

osmetics Aficionado: Did Buxom's Big & Healthy Lip Cream in White Russian give Cosmetics Aficionado big and healthy lips? Find out!

Passion for Polish: Leopard print nails, anyone? Check out Passion for Polish's tutorial!

Bliss Works Beauty: Fun & funky manis, reviews of beauty products, & coupon codes to save you $$$.

Midnight Manicures: Midnight Manicures shares with you the do's and don'ts when it comes to Essie's no place like chrome polish.

Crows' Feet, Cupcakes, and Cellulite: Anastasia Kisses On My List (Vol. 2) HydraFull gloss set passes Crows' Feet, Cupcakes, and Cellulite's "Gloss Greatness" test with flying colors!

adore-a-polish: Join in on the swatch-a-thon! 7 of Avon's eye shadow quad's and one duo take to the stage in a swatching frenzy.

Peace Love and Glitter: YoHave you ever been curious about the waxing? You know, the process of ripping the hair out of your skin? It sounds scary, but it's really not (and your hair stays gone for a lot longer than shaving!). This is a simple explanation of how the process works and what you can expect from it.

Très Beau Glamour: Looking to find a way to pamper your feet without spending a ton of money? Want your own personal foot spa? With three items you can create the perfect spa treatment for your feet. Check out Nay's review on the Avon's Foot Works in Cherry Ice.

DeyiMizu: Fall is here; Get warm with this warm fall FOTD Ishah x Beauty: Ishah x Beauty creates love heart nails using the Red Carpet Manicure DIY gel kit.

Beauty Fiends: Julia at Beauty Fiends has the limited edition Dita Von Teese Classics collection beauty box and shadows from ArtDeco!

Beauty Thesis: A re-creation of Erica Dixon's makeup from the Love & Hip Hop Atlanta reunion show.

Beauty Product Review: e.l.f. is getting Villainous with their new Limited Edition Disney Villains Palette. Come check it out!

Thursday, 20 September 2012

We all need those crazy colour in our life...

It’s getting colder and darker here in London every day ehhhh winter is on its way. Let’s enjoy sun while it’s here.

It must be this cold evening yesterday that put me in this mood that I have decided to try out some makeup, mixed some cold colours…..try something different and a bit creative… I did a bit of pink and purple make up.
I must admit they are not my colour but hey ho I’m here to try and create things on my eye lids…..not really going out with it right?
Soo this is what I did…..I used very bright pink on whole eye lid and added a bit of dark purple in my eye crease and blended it with blending brush. This is how it look at start:

This is how it came out at the end:

Once I finished I thought I will add few darker lines in the corner and leave it without blending……idea for Halloween party? :)
……idea for Halloween party? :)


Monday, 17 September 2012

Liebster Awards

Hello all lovely bloggers, Happy Monday! (yes, sun is still shining so it’s a happy day so far).
I’ve been nicely surprised when I have received and email form fellow blogger In-The-Red-Nails nominating me for Liebster Award – thank you soo much, made my day!
The Liebster award is for bloggers who have fewer than 200 followers and recognizes them for their hard work – which made me feel very happy as I only have started my blog and trying to put it out there and share with others. I’m really chuffed by it!

So what are the rules:
Here’s how it works:
·         The recipient must post 11 fun fact about themselves.
·         The recipient must answer 11 questions created by the award giver.
·         The recipient must give the award to 11 new bloggers with less than 200 followers and post 11 questions for them to answer.
·         These 11 bloggers must be told they have been given the award.
·         They will in turn pass the award to 11 new bloggers of their choice (no tagging back the award giver.)
Sounds like a great way to get connected with out fresh bloggers and not only.

Was thinking about it all day today and here we go….here are 11 facts about myself:
1.     I am only 5’1”
2.    I love love love love heels
3.    I am absolutely crazy about people’s eye and eye make up
4.    I have amazing young sister who is way taller then me!
5.    I am polish and living in London for 8 years….
6.    I love cats and pandas
7.    I am a proud owner of little bamboo tree which is growing and growing (plants hate me so it is a big success for far)
8.    I am qualified beautician but I am working in office (crazy times)
9.    I am addicted to nails polishes…..especially ModelsOwn (ahhh I want them all)
10.  I have red hair
11.  I love photography and instagram J
So In The Red Nails asked few 11 questions and here are my answers:

1.     What made you start blogging? – I have qualified as a beautician 8 years ago and makeup was always my passion. Then I moved to London and started office work as I thought it will be easier money – well now I am missing beauty a lots. I have been doing my friends make up and nails and they have convinced me I should do it again, I didn’t know where to start form and sooo wanted to share my passion and idea with others and that’s how I became blogger – very fresh one so far
2.    What do you like most about blogging? – that I can write what I think……we all like different things and we have similar passions but its great that we can share it between each other plus through blogs you can find out soo many news and tips, its awesome
3.    Do you have any other blogs or websites? – this is my only and first blog, I have twitter account and fb page too
4.    How often do you post? – I am trying ot post once a week, been soo busy at work that it’s hard ot find a time but as soon as I can I just blog, hoping I can do it more often J
5.    What is your favorite nail polish? – I love ModelsOwn, I thinks its all the colours, Raspberry Crush is my fav oen.
6.    What's your favorite base and top coat? – I like Sally Hansen, helped me grown my nails too and I just got use to it. I really want to try top coat with matt finish…..any recommendations?
7.    Do you use a nail treatment, if so what kind? – I actually don’t use nail treatment, my nails are very strong and even tho I know I should, I just don’t L Need to get into routine!!!
8.    Where do you buy your nail polish? – online, where I can see any sale or promo I buy it….boots and superdrug too! If I see colour I like I can’t say no!!!
9.    How many bottles of polish do your currently own? – probably around 100 and growing haha
10. What's your favorite nail design? – ombre and mixing few different colour with tootpick – it creates really cool designs
11.  Do you have any other hobbies? – cooking and photography although both beginner too J
And now it’s time to nominate my 11 bloggers….so I looked through different blogs, especially the one that are quite new and I was fascinated with some people’s ideas’ talents and their blogs. My Liebster Award goes to:

1.     Make Up by Jo
2.    Miss’s Mani’s
4.    Lacquered Libra
5.    Tales of Knit and Nails
6.    The Convenient Beauty
7.    Handy Feats and Other Treats
8.    Fashion shy child
12.  Cult of Taupe
Ladies hope you will accept it and my questions for you are:

1.     Why have you decided to blog?
2.    What are you passionate about?
3.    The best post you have written so far is?
4.    What do you find the most difficult about blogging?
5.    What would be your best advice for first bloggers?
6.    What is your favourite makeup brand and why?
7.    How would you describe yourself as a blogger is 3 words?
8.    If you could do makeup to someone very famous who that would be?
9.    What do you like to blog about the most?
10.  What you do if you don’t blog?
11.  If you would have only 15min in morning ot do your make up – what would be the quick routine?
Enjoy J xxx