Friday, February 28, 2014

GIVEAWAY winner!!!

Drumroll ladies and gents!

We have a winner for the Estee Lauder goodie bag and the wonderful-MAC-Rebel-dupe Golden Rose lipstick...

Friday/Try_Day ***Frezyderm Ac-Norm Tinted Cream*** (Review)

So the other day I did not feel like putting foundation on. My skin needed the coverage because I had more than a few breakouts, but still I thought it was time to try the sample I had from the Frezyderm Ac-Norm Tinted Cream. 

Frezyderm is a brand I have chosen many times and has products I swear by (like the Velvet Sunscreen). This cream is for oily, problematic skin, acne prone, that is. It is non comedogenic, and according to their site it provides the following:

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

2013 Favorites!

I know. You're thinking "WTF?!", right? "It's almost March, hello?!". Well, you're right. But, then again, it's still the month of love and the following products deserve some love. They were always within my reach and some I repurchased during the year!

So, what makes my top 13 for 2013?

Monday, February 24, 2014

Estee Lauder Skincare Haul

I suppose that you've already realised that I have a soft spot for Estee Lauder.
That's why you can have a taste of their products by winning them in my giveaway!

This post, as the title says, is about some skincare buys I did.

Την εταιρια αυτη την αγαπώ....
Τη θεωρω συνώνυμη με την πολυτελή περιποίηση και τη θηλυκότητα.
Τα προϊόντα της απευθύνονται σε ολες τις γυναίκες, ανεξαρτήτως ηλικίας και αναγκών, κανοντας την καθεμια να αισθανεται ξεχωριστή, βγάζοντας τον ομορφότερο εαυτό της.
Θα μου πειτε οτι δεν ειναι για τις τσεπες όλων. Θα συμφωνήσω. Αλλα δεν ειναι κι απλησίαστα. Σάμπως, δεν έχουμε πληρώσει πολλές φορές φύκια για μεταξωτές κορδέλες;Τουλάχιστον, απ' όσα έχω δοκιμάσει εγώ, κάνει όσα υπόσχεται... Στο μεταξύ εσείς προλαβαίνετε να δηλώσετε συμμετοχή για να κερδίσετε  Estee Lauder προϊόντα στο giveaway μου!

Στο προκείμενο:
Βρήκα έκπτωση κι έβγαλα το άχτι μου... Αγόρασα τα εξής:

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Jumbo Haul

Sometimes I honestly think it's both a blessing and a curse that I don't have a JUMBO Megastore near me. Where I live, there's a shop that carries jumbo stuff, but that's not the same thing. So thank God, I don't visit a Megastore often to go overboard with buying, but on the other hand, sometimes I spend money on things that would cost a fraction of the price there..

Anyways, I went by a few days ago to get some things for my little one, and of course I could not walk away without getting a few things for myself!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Totally_used_up_Day Post ***Bioderma***

This product needs no introductions.

Bioderma Sensibio H20
Solution Micellaire

It is one more thing I bought because of YouTube, and I have Lisa Eldridge to blame/thank.

It's this watery like, micellaire solution, that can easily be underestimated when you just look at it, but works miracles when using it.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Crash test: Eyebrow pencils

Let's face it: Brows ARE the frames of our eyes. So, they either make or break our whole look.

The shape, the color, the density of our brows can turn us from a fairy princess to a villain, just like that.

Of course, opinions differ on how "perfect" our brows should be, when made-up. Others claim they should look like sisters, others they should look like twins.

It's a matter of personal taste, really. There are plenty of videos and posts on how to pluck/groom your eyebrows, so you can go ahead and just google them up if that is what you need. Because what we will do, is put some easy-to-perfect-your-brow-pencils to the test.

Shall we?

I'm showcasing 4 pencils today. The 3 of them are brow pencils the other one is a normal eye pencil that I have also used to style my brows.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Love is all around! Is it?

Happy Valentine's Day!

Wether you're single or taken, madly in love, or just plain settled, today is the day to do something.

Do something you love.

Do something with the person/people you love.

SHOW your love.

If you're single, but have a crush, do not hesitate. Now is the time. Not later.  Not because it's Valentine's. Because it's your life. And you should live it as you dream it. Start realising your dreams. Today.

If there is already somebody special in your life, make him feel special. And demand that you are being treated as someone special, too.

It doesn't mean you should buy something, nor expect to receive something. Material, I mean. Just go back to your first date awkwardness and racing heartbeat. Try. It works.

Basically, make the best of this day!

Either with lots of ice cream and a romantic movie at home by yourself or along with other single friends, or with romance and affectionshared with your loved one


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Essence Kalinka LE *** When_to_buy_Day Post

Another limited edition of Essence, or a Trend Edition, as they call it, is out now. 

I was really looking forward to the "Love Letters" collection, which is full of pastels, but this will unfortunately not be released in Greece. However, the "Kalinka" has a few things worth getting.

The collection consists of:

3 Mono Eyeshadows


2 Eyebrow styler

3 Nail polishes

2 Duo lip cream

Lip Brush

Powder Blush

2 Hair Mascaras

and a stunning purse in the style of traditional matryoshki dolls!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Liebster Award!

Γεια σας!!!

Τις προάλλες είχα την τιμή και την απίστευτη χαρά να λάβω ένα βραβειάκι, το πρώτο μου, το

Οι κανόνες του βραβείου είναι:

-Να γράψεις 11 πράγματα για τον εαυτό σου 

-Να απαντήσεις στις 11 ερωτήσεις αυτού που σου έκανε tag και να γράψεις 11 ερωτήσεις γι'αυτούς που θα κάνεις εσύ tag. 

-Βράβευσε 11 άτομα (κάτω των 200 μελών τα blog τους) 
-Ενημερώνεις τα άτομα που βράβευσες 


11 πράγματα για μένα:

1. Υπήρξα πάντα συνεπής. Από τότε που έγινα μαμά, όμως, το ακαδημαϊκό τέταρτο δε μου φτάνει!
2. Ανέκαθεν και πάντοτε με πετυχαίνει κανείς να (σιγο)τραγουδάω
3. Είμαι γέννημα-θρέμμα Κρητικοπούλα, δεν έχω όμως (βαριά) προφορά
4. Είμαι Λέων. Με Σκορπιό. Να ανησυχησω;
5. Είμαι κι εγώ παιδι της γενιάς μου: άλλο σπούδασα, σε κάτι άλλο εργάζομαι.
6. Πέραν της μητρικής (ελληνικά), γνωρίζω αγγλικά, γερμανικά, μαθαίνω ρώσικα και θα ήθελα να μάθω ισπανικά
7. Γκρινιαζω. Πολύ. Και μιλάω. Παραπάνω. Και δυνατά. Ίσως φταίει το ζώδιο, ίσως και το σοι..
8. Έχω μια μικρούλα κόρη, που ελπίζω να μη με καταστρέψει οικονομικά!
9. Λατρεύω τα ταξίδια!
10. Λατρεύω ... τον ύπνο!
11. Λατρεύω το φαγητό... και τα γλυκά!

Οι 11 ερωτήσεις της Jazzy:

1.Το όνομα της καλυτερης σου φίλης; Έχω 2: Ελένη και Ζωή

2.Πόσα ρουζ έχεις τελικά; 21
3.Αγαπημένο προϊόν ομορφιάς; Δύσκολη ερώτηση. Μάλλον κραγιόν!
4.Πρώτο πράγμα που κάνεις με 1000 € ; Shopping!!
5.Πως θα ονόμαζες τον δικό σου πλανήτη; Bliss 
6.Πόσες μέρες,μήνες,χρόνια άργησε η αγάπη; Θυμάστε το άσμα που έλεγε:"Πάνω που είχα πει πως θα μείνω για παρτη μου...";; Ε, αυτό
7.Που θα ήθελες να ζεις εκτός απο εκεί που ζεις τώρα; Πουθενά. Θα ήθελα απλώς καλύτερες συνθήκες
8.Σχεδιαστής που θα ήθελες να σου ράψει ένα outfit; Valentino. Ή Armani
9.Πόσο χρονών έκανες την πρώτη ηρωική έξοδο με φίλες σε Club; Νομίζω στα 16...
10.Πόση αγάπη χωράει μια καρδιά; Αμετρητη!
11.Πόσα χιλιόμετρα μακριά είναι η Γη απο τον Ήλιο;  Εχμμ... μια στιγμή να το γκουκλαρω!

Οι δικές μου 11 ερωτήσεις για τις επόμενες:

1. Φαγητό ή γλυκό;
2. Κωμωδία ή δράμα;
3. Τι είναι αυτό που αγαπάς στο blogging?
4. Αν είχες την ευκαιρία να κάνεις λαμπρή καριέρα σε ο,τι επέλεγες, τι θα ηταν αυτό;
5. Βλέπεις τον (κρυφο) έρωτα σου να κατευθύνεται προς εσένα. Κι είναι η μόνη φορά που είσαι αμακιγιαριστη. Εβερ. Το σκας, ή το ρισκαρεις;
6. Ποιο είναι το ένοχο μυστικό σου όταν βρίσκεσαι σπίτι μονη σου;
7. Ποια ήταν ή θα είναι η πρώτη επώνυμη τσάντα σου;
8. Τι δε λείπει ποτε απο την τσάντα σου, αλλά ντρεπεσαι να παραδεχτεις;
9. Το (ερωτικό) απωθημένο ξεπερνιέται ή απλα ξεχνιέται παροδικά;
10. Τι βρίσκεται στην κορυφη της wishlist σου; (Beauty related)
11. Είσαι 8, 18, 28 χρονών. Τι θα ντυθείς τις Απόκριες;

Το δικό μου βραβειάκι πηγαίνει στις:


Ανυπομονώ κορίτσια!


Monday, February 10, 2014

New Blogposts Introduction!

Introducing the Day_ly Posts!

Yes, pearlettes from now on you'll come accross posts according to the name of each day.


Monday=Mom-Day=Posts featuring mommy/baby care products, parenting tips and ideas

Tuesday= Totally-Used-Day= A product that I've used up and my opinion about it

Wednesday= When-to-(buy-)Day= Product Alerts, especially concerning LE stuff, or special discounts

Thursday=First (attempt) Day= A post concerning a first attempt in something e.g. nail art, replicating a make-up look, etc

Friday= Try-Day= Hauls and Firsts Impressions of Products

Saturday= Matter Day= A post addressing various themes challenging our lives; from frenemies (enemies disguised as friends) to fad diets

Sunday= Fun-Day= My post-wildcard-day. It can be about recipies, fashion, tutorials! You (can also) name it!

This doesn't mean that I'll be uploading posts every single day, but you will have an idea when you see a post titled "The Wednesday post" or something like that, I'm not sure how it'll go yet.

Do you have any special ideas/requests?


Sunday, February 9, 2014

The Day After Makeup *Your Place*

The long awaited night is over and now you wake up in his arms. In your place. Yay! You have your whole arsenal at hand. You get to wear your make up as always!

Well, NO!

Don't get carried away! You' re supposed to be a natural beauty, effortless and glowing.

You'll need:

  • A BB or CC Cream. The goal is to blur out imperfections and even out discolourations. Not too much coverage, but not too little either. Skip the powder, your skin needs to be dewy. No face is matte by nature and you will not get to play with highlighters this time around! (A sheer, HD foundation, could be used in emergency situations!)
  • Lash curler. You won't be able to use your mascara, unless you have a really natural AND waterproof one. You don't want to pop in the shower (together) and become panda eyed! Lash curler+brow&lash clear gel= adorable eyes, sweet and "awake" look. (I added the Lancome Hypnose Mascara because it can be as natural or as bold as you like)
  • Cream or mousse blush. Or a cheek/lip stain. Again, it should be natural and ideally water resistant.
Korres Blush stick in Pink
  •  Your lips should be absolutely kissable, but not glossy. Flushed and soft. A sheer colored lip balm will do.

To sum up:

Less is more!

Besides, if you're in love you glow from within. So, let your love and personality shine through, ladies!


Friday, February 7, 2014

The Day After Makeup *His Place*

So, the Big Day (ehmm...night) has come.

You 've finally got intimate AND spent the night together. That means he'll get to see you with a bare face. Wait- WHAT?!


Let's take it one step at a time.

You're at his place. Crap.A stitch in time saves nine. I take it you're a clever girl and thought ahead. Beginning with you taking a medium sized bag and not a mini not-even-my-keys-fit-in-it-clutch on your date.

What it is you need:

  1. Demakeup wipes. You will definitely need them to take your make-up off or to salvage some of your makeup and get rid of panda eyes, if you slept with your full make-up on (you bad girl, you!!). Try to find mini sized ones or singles.
  2. A light concealer/illuminator. You don't want a foundation, nor a powder (If you MUST use one, take a sample, that you know suits you, with you). The point is to accomplish a fresh face, and hide your major imperfections. Your guy is no stupid to tell if you wear makeup or not. And he wouldn't like to wake up hugging a (fake) doll!
    Photo credit:

  3. A clear brow & lash gel. You just need to define your brows and your lashes, not colour them. Remember, your goal is a VERY natural look (I added a sample mascara in the photo instead).
  4. A cream blush that can double as a lipstick, or the other way round; whatever fits best in your purse (my pick was the Clinique Chubby Stick in Mighty Mimosa).
  5. A nude soft eye pencil. Put it on your waterline and use a bit in your inner eye corner and blend it well! It shouldn't be obvious; it just needs to lighten up your look! (Erre Due Lasting Contour Eye 22)
    Photo credit:
Something extra, but perhaps a bit more necessary than make-up. Buy and have with you one of those disposable, foldable toothbrushes and hairbrushes.

There you have it! A natural beauty that he'll be delighted to wake up next to!

What do you think?Would it be your salvation to have the above "kit"?


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Sephora lip cream stains

As said in my last post, as a new mom I go for bright/bold lipsticks, since they stand out, so the rest of my face can be "quiet" and I can be ready asap.

There is a key detail, though.
The lipstick formula has to be longwearing. And, ideally, comfortable on the lips.

That's why I first bought the Sephora lip cream stain in 05 that you 've seen here and here. It ticked the boxes, so I went for more!

I'm slowly making a collection out of these. The ones I have for now are: 01, 03, 04 and 05.

Top to bottom : 01, 03, 04, 05

They do look good, ha?

Any suggestions for similar products?

Lots of love,


Monday, February 3, 2014

The no-blush-blush: MAC Mocha

Fact about me #1: I love make-up (no kiddin'?!)

Fact about me #2: I'm quite pale, so finding the right shades or not overdoing it, can sometimes be a challenge

Fact about me #3: Ever since I got pregnant, although still obsessed with all things makeup, I mainly ventured for lipsticks, especially bright, bold ones (like the one you can win on my giveaway), so I could keep the rest of my makeup light, easy and most importanly: fast!

So, blushes are a necessity for me to not look like a ghost. I love one that will just make me look healthy, fresh and can be used from day to night. In short it must be natural. And this is:

MAC Mocha

It's a matte blush, described as a "soft plum-pink" and I think their description is right on the spot. It's very pigmented, yet blendable so it provides the natural "flushed" look that I think all of us are after!

I love it and certainly would recommend it.

Have you given it a try yourself?


Saturday, February 1, 2014

10+1 Valentine's approved lipsticks!

Happy February, pearlettes!

More or less, February has started well (there's a giveaway running!)

Even if it hadn't, we'd still be optimistic about it. It's the month of love, after all!

You 're not in love? Sure? If you're reading this, I suppose you are.. Even if it's just with makeup!

Let's see what I have for you today:

10+1 Rosy / Pink lipsticks for beautiful, kissable lips.