Wednesday, April 9, 2014

March Faves!

Once again I find myself falling behind on my blogposts..

Too much to do, too little time!  **puzzled face**

However, if you like to keep up with me, follow me on Instagram! There 's usually a daily beauty post over there!

Now, let's rush to see my March faves:

Monday, March 24, 2014

Epic FAIL #1: Brushes

I believe in second chances. I do. And looking always on the bright side, I try to find a (good) purpose in everything, when it dissapoints me.

Well, this is about the brushes I showed you in my JUMBO Haul.

They cost almost nothing, so perhaps I should even bother writing a post about them. Let me elaborate on that:

The packaging included 2 double ended brushes.So, 4 brushes.

However, the eye brush had a sponge applicator on the one side. I never use such things. So -1.

Then the face bush. Oh, the face brush! It looked ideal and felt soft.

Almost a perfect purchase!

Friday, March 21, 2014

MAC haul

Well yes, before even spending my money on the Fantasy of Flowers collection, as I intend to, I did succumb to a MAC shopping splurge..
This is where I "invested" this time:

Ε, ναι, λοιπόν, είμαι για δέσιμο...
Αντί να φυλάω τα λεφτουδάκια μου για να κακομάθω την κόρη μου, να τα σκάσω σε ένα ταξιδάκι βρε αδερφέ, υπέκυψα σε ένα MAC shopping splurge..Πριν ακόμα ενδώσω στη συλλογή Fantasy of Flowers, όπως σκοπεύω..
Ιδού τι πήρα μαζί μου φεύγοντας απ' το κατάστημα:

Mineralize Rich Lipstick-Style Surge
Spring is slowly here, so bright coral-y colors are inevitable. For me, that is! It's described as a neutral coral cream and that's exactly it! I must admit, I've already worn it and I got a compliment from the last person on earth who would pay me one! It's gorgeous!
Κραγιόν Mineralize Rich-Style Surge
Η Άνοιξη φτάνει και τα κοραλλι θα είναι στα φόρτε τους! Τουλάχιστον στο δικό μου μακιγιάζ! Είναι της σειράς Mineralize Rich που σημαίνει ότι προσφέρει έντονη ενυδάτωση κι έχει καταπληκτική χρωματική απόδοση. Το αγαπώ ήδη!

In Synch Lipliner
The "bright yellow pink" description is not how I see it, but I think that this lipliner is the perfect peachy pink color to outline your lips when you go for a nude color
In Synch Μολύβι Χειλιών
Περιγράφεται ως φωτεινό κίτρινο ροζ. Έχω το βρίσκω ως ανοιχτόχρωμο ροδακινι/ροζ, τέλειο για περίγραμμα σε nude χείλη.

Mineralize Blush Dainty
Since a mineralize blush is what I have mainly used lately (check here!) I opted for another one. Dainty is a light pink with yellow undertones and gold shimmer. It's beautiful!
Ρουζ Mineralize- Dainty
Ένα τέτοιο ρουζ είναι από αυτά που χρησιμοποιώ καθημερινά σχεδόν τους τελευταίους μήνες. Οπότε, δε θα μπορούσα να μην αγοράσω κι αυτό το ρουζακι σε αυτό το φανταστικό ανοιχτόχρωμο ροζ με χρυσές λάμψεις.

Mineralize Skinfinish Natural
The one I already own (in "light") has majorly hit pan, so I needed a new one, asap! I went for the light plus shade but it was out and since I wanted to get rid of that ghostly Caspery (or should I refer to a character from the Twilight saga or The Vampire diaries?) look I naturally have and usually love I got "medium". I will be using it for contouring...
Mineralize Skinfinish Natural
Η πούδρα που έχει βρεθεί στα αγαπημένα μου και παραμένει ακόμα κι αν δε σας τη δείχνω... Έχω ήδη το light, που έχει πιάσει πάτο και για να μην ξεμείνω πήρα αυτή! Πήγαινα για το light plus, τελικά πήρα το medium δεδομένου ότι όσο κι αν μου αρέσει η λευκή μου επιδερμίδα, πολύ στενοχωρήθηκα σε κάτι φωτογραφίες τελευταία που ήμουν σαν τη φιλενάδα του Casper (για τις νεότερες σκεφτείτε κάτι από Twilight ή Vampire Diaries για να καταλάβετε..)

Devilishly Dark Eyeshadow quad
A versatile quad, I'vealready used it both for day and evening looks, including the shades Manila Paper (Icy pale gold-Veluxe Pearl finish), Goldmine (Intense gold with shimmer-frost finish), Honey Lust (bronzed-dipped peach-Lustre finish) and Devilishly Dark (deep red-brown with gold frost-frost finish). I am not crazy about the Honey Lust eyeshadow; the color is pretty but it's quite gritty....
4πλή παλέτα σκιών Devilishly Dark
Περιλαμβάνει τις σκιές Manila Paper (Icy pale gold με Veluxe Pearl τελείωμα), Goldmine (Intense gold with shimmer με frost τελείωμα), Honey Lust (bronzed-dipped peach με Lustre τελείωμα) και Devilishly Dark (deep red-brown with gold frost με frost τελείωμα). Αυτή είναι η πρώτη παλετίτσα σκιών MAC που αποκτώ και χάρηκα πολύ!!! Η μόνη σκιά που δε με ενθουσίασε ήταν η Honey Lust- υπέροχο χρώμα, αλλά "μαδάει" λίγο, δεν απλώνεται με ομοιογένεια. Θα προσπαθήσω να σας δείξω ένα μακιγιάζ χρησιμοποιώντας τη.

That's all I got; there is an endless wishlist though!! What do you think should be the next item in my cart?

Ουφ! Αυτά τα ... λίγα απέκτησα, αλλά δυστυχώς παραμένουν πολλά ακόμα στη wishlist μου!
Έχετε κάποιο από αυτά; Τι μου προτείνετε να δοκιμάσω;


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Radiant Professional Illuminator- A Review

I don't know about you, but a few years back (OK, maybe more), I wasn't really 100% sure what an illuminator does or why I should have one in my makeup bag.

Then, one after the other my favorite concealers of the time were named "illuminators".  And a love affair begun.

See, since my face is quite pale, I always remember having difficulty finding the perfect shade. Even more difficult was to find a lighter shade for the eye area. So, my choices for "concealers" is what most would look for as illuminators. If this makes sense.

The Radiant Professional Illuminator is more than an illuminator.
When I don't need much coverage, this thing is all I need as a makeup base. It covers, lightens the areas where applied and blends in perfectly with your skin, so it looks flawless!
It is thicker in consistency than what I ideally would look for in such a product, but its moisturizing properties make up for it.

What I appreciate is that it comes in shades like yellow, peach, rose, green to help various needs, but mostly that it contains 8ml in a price lower than 14 Euros!

All that from a Greek company. I'll say Bravo!

I've used it for years and will definitely repurchase.

Have you ever used it?

What is your illuminator of choice?


Saturday, March 15, 2014

Mini Online Pharmacy Haul

Truth is, that because of my baby girl and the care products she needs, I find myself browsing often to find the best prices in online pharmacies without additional shipping charges.

The last couple of times I wanted to pay cash upon delivery, so there were only a few stores that would nor charge extra for that.

I went for because not only did it have very good prices, but there is free shipping for orders over 30€ plus no extra "cash-on-delivery" fee for orders over 50€.

What has blown me away is how fast I get my package each time! And I live on Crete, so at times it's taken (others) even a week.

Plus, depending on my order they kindly send me samples as gifts.

This time, apart from things for my baby (that I will not show you) I got:

The Bioderma Micellar Solution (that I showed you I run out of)
I was really happy to find it in a 1+1 offer, at 15,50€

The Bioderma  Purifying Cleansing Foaming Gel (as always in the quest for the best one, have a look at my crash test here!), that cost 14€  

The Apivita Propolis soap bar
I got it for cleaning my brushes, after seeing it in the lovely Irene's blogpost. I have to say that without even opening it, it smells soooo good!

Can't wait to try the new additions!

Have you tried anything yourselves?