Friday, 27 September 2013

REVIEW! Pixi Beauty Bronzer in Subtly Suntouched!

Hey!

This is my first Pixi product, which I got as a gift for my birthday last month!


It is marketed as a medium honey tan bronzer, although I must admit I used it before I read the packaging because I was too excited, and judging just by the colour I decided to use it as a blush. It blends very well and looks amazing on skin!


The packaging is very nice, it looks like there is no excess plastic and it also comes with a cute kabuki brush which is easy to use and also fits in my everyday makeup bag. I also quite like the little fairy embossed on the powder itself. It is so cute and fairy tale like.


As for the name, subtly suntouched is definitely not how I would call it. The colour is very natural and it gives a slightly red toned healthy flush. It reminds me more of how your cheeks get a little flushed when you have been in the cold for a few minutes. I do quite like that result, because it makes the whole makeup look natural and appropriate for daytime.


And here is a little swatch for the blush/bronzer. On the left is a very heavy swatch and on the right I have it really sheered out. I would wear it somewhere in between, depending on the look I am going for and whether I use it as a blush or a bronzer for contour.


All in all, this is a very nice product and it certainly makes me want to check out more of their line!
I hope you found this review helpful!

Love,
Kristine

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

OOTD: Monochrome & Roses

Hello my sweet roses!

Today I have an outfit of the day post for you. I am very excited because I have this lovely brick wall on the roof and it is a great background for some ideas I have! I also am excited because I got to walk around in London Fashion Week on the last day (no, moving, taking wisdom teeth out and having a little cold did not really help to make me plan ahead and get some tickets but I still went to soak up the atmosphere in Sommerset House). Anyway, I am quite excited about some of the new trends (and slightly scared of some others but that is a different story).


A trend that I am very happy to see still going strong is Monochrome. I started styling black and white outfits the summer before it got really popular and I am obviously still obsessed with it. It is something you can easily do with the basics everyone has in their wardrobe. The other trend that I was happy to see again is leather skirts. The hot thing may be leather pencil skirts, but I still like rocking my skater skirt because it is very comfortable and cute. I also decided to add my white rose headband because I love roses and I like the statement it makes.


Outfit!
Top - Primark
Skirt - Primark
Shoes - New Look
Headband - Primark
Necklace - Primark


Makeup!
Eyes - MAYBELLINE Color Tattoo in Edgy Emerald, SEPHORA Liquid Liner in Black
Lips - SHISEIDO lipstick in Dragon
Nails - BUTTER LONDON British Racing Green, OPI Goldeneye
Cheeks - PIXI bronzer in Subtly Suntouched


Also I want to add that I have been wearing these booties every day and I absolutely love them! I would definitely recommend New Look's shoes, particularly anything mid heel from the Wide Fit line. You can walk in them all day and it is like wearing no heels at all!


I hope you liked this post! Let me know what trends you really like!

Love,
Kristine

Friday, 13 September 2013

OPI No Room For The Blues

Hey!

I talked about this nail polish in a couple of videos. After a long search for the perfect bright blue nail polish I found this one in summer. I was very excited about it and I used it quite a bit.


The polish is creamy and applies beautifully, achieving full opacity with two coats. It is an overall good quality polish that will satisfy anyone who purchases it.


I also must admit I quite like a good name for a nail polish. And this one is one of those. The colour reminds me of a clear blue sky on a happy day. Maybe a day by the beach, a picnic or a barbecue. As a result, there is no room for sadness, no room for the blues!


Anyway, I would definitely recommend this polish to anyone looking for the perfect bright blue polish! I am really happy I found it. 


I hope you enjoyed this post. Let me know what your favourite blue nail polish is!

Love,
Kristine

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

REVIEW! Urban Decay Oz The Great and Powerful: Glinda and Theodora palettes

Hey there!

A couple of months ago I watched the Oz the Great and Powerful film and then I saw these two palettes in store. I was in the market for some new eyeshadows and I wanted to try Urban Decay's products as well so this was the perfect chance. I've been using them since they day they arrived, so here is what I think about them!


Theodora mostly has neutral shades, apart from the green duo, which is a referrence to when she turns into the Wicked Witch of the West. Glinda has light colours, with shimmer, which reflect Glinda's iconic sparkly look.


In a way the two palettes mirror and complement each other.


GLINDA!






All the Glinda shadows are beautiful, but the one which impressed me most was the white part of Aura. On its own it looks whitish with a hint of blue (look 2) but if you layer it over something darker it changes to a navy blue colour. The liner on eye look 3 below is exactly that! The silver part of Oz too is quite impressive, very pigmented and bright. Tornado and Magic can also create very girly looks (look 1) and remind me of the colours I used when I first started doing makeup as a teenager. Absolutely love this palette for daytime looks! 
The eye liner is also very good, it goes on smooth and easy and it looks very good with the shadow colours.
Some examples of eye looks you can do with this palette are the first four below.
The lip pen, on the other hand, was not really the right colour for me. My natural lips are more red toned and it made them look brown instead of nude. As I mentioned in one of my videos, I would rather have a baby pink colour with the palette.


THEODORA!






The Theodora colours are more natural and can create slightly more intense day and nighttime looks (5-8). I find Broken and Beware a little bit chalky but Bewitch and West are quite creamy and I prefer their shades anyway. Spell is also a duo that I would gladly buy on its own for some dramatic going out looks (see look 7). Jealous is also a good duo (look 6) but I know that it can be a bit too colourful for some people.
The black liner is again smooth and creamy and goes on very well.
The lip pen is a bright red that suits me quite well, but it does not have the best staying power. It feels a bit sticky and can stain your lips while at the same time if you eat something it will fade and leave that annoying lip liner line effect. I would suggest keeping it with you and reapplying during the day when you use it.


Sample Looks


All in all, I would recommend the palettes as they are quite good value for money, each priced at 35 pounds. My suggestion, though would be to get both of them and use them in combination, to create even more looks. Let me know if you have tried them or want to try them!

Love,
Kristine