Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes

Oh, make up! When exactly did our paths go their separate ways? I still manage to put on a bit of black eyeshadow instead of an eyeliner and some mascara every morning, but that's about it. Adding some blush to the cheeks if I'm feeling extra good... That's why I like to get the most out of my mascara. I like voluminous, long lashes, but don't fancy that 'spider-y' mascara look.

I was contaced by Stephanie (Younique Independet Presented), who said she found THE best mascara and offered to send me one to review. And that's how I got my own Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes mascara thingy. It comes in a black case with Younique logo on it. 
Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes

There are two items in the case: transplanting gel and natural fibers. Both come in the same form as your regular mascara and are supposed to provide a 300% increase in thickness and volume to your lashes while still looking natural. Sounds nice, huh? 
Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes

How to use the Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes: 
1 - Apply a thin coat of your favorite regular mascara and let dry.
2 - Apply even coat of Transplanting Gel to your lashes.
3 - Immediately, before gel has time to dry, apply Natural Fibers onto lashes.
4 - Seal the fibers with another coat of gel.

Ingredients: Transplanting Gel: Water, Beeswax (Natural Propolis), Carnauba (Brazilian Palm Glue), Iron Oxide CI 77499 (black), Collagen, Acrylates Copolymer, Nylon, Stearic Acid, Propylene Glycol. Natural fibers: 100% Natural Green Tea Fibers.

Transplant gel on the left and natural fibers on the right.
Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes

Here's a little step by step demonstration: bare lashes, lashes with a coat of my current favorite mascara (Essence I Love Extreme Crazy Volume) and with a coat of Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes. 
Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes

Things I like:
* Good packaging and easy application - it applies just like any mascara. 
* The effect - longer and fuller lashes without clumping them too much. 
* Natural fibers. Well, I don't know if they're truly made of green tea and if so... why are they black, but they're certainly better from the other synthetic fibers. 

Things I'm not mad about:
* The price. 
* After a while, I get some fibers on my upper eyelid (from lashes touching the skin) - serves me right for having my lashes so long and voluptuous. ;) 
Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes

You can get Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes on Stephanie's Younique online store for 29 USD. 

They currently ship to USA, Canada, Australia, Guam, American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and New Zealand. Shipping to UK will be available soon. 

Thanks for looking and commenting!

Monday, August 25, 2014

piCture pOIish Blog Fest 2014 Feat. Nail Vinyls


Guess what time it is... It's time for piCture pOlish Blog Fest 2014! I can't believe it's already been more than a year since the last year's Blog Fest. In 2013 we were celebrating the year of the blogger and in 2014 we're having fun with Nail Vinyls. But first things first: let me start with swatches of the beautiful new shade called Eyre from the Opulence Shades collection. 

piCture pOlish, Eyre, 3 coats
picture polish Eyre

Eyre is a blue (leaning towards blurple) metallic polish with loads of holographic shimmer. It's somewhat of a chameleon (it could fall into the duochrome category) and quite hard to capture on camera in its full beauty. The formula is great to work with and applies very nicely. The polish seems quite sheer after the first coat, but builds up nicely. I used 3 coats for my swatches. 
picture polish Eyre

picture polish Eyre

picture polish Eyre

picture polish Eyre

picture polish Eyre

As I mentioned above - this year's piCture pOlish Blog Fest features Nail Vinyls. Nail Vinyls are basically stencils that allow you to do various shapes and patterns on your nails. They come in 11 different shapes and different sizes. I got and used the 'right angle' ones. 

I also got two piCture pOlish shades for my Nail Vinyls manicure. The first one is Hot Lips - a hot pink neon creme from the Neon collection. And the second one is Instinct - a bright pastel blue creme which glows under UV light. Instinct is one of the collaboration shades made with Tam from OhMyGoshPolish. Although these two colors aren't very much alike, their formulas are. They both apply very smoothly and are very opaque. Hot lips needs 2 coats for full opacity and Instinct can get away with only 1 coat. Awesome!
picture polish Hot Lips, Instinct and Nail Vinyls

How to use Nail Vinyls:

1 - Apply base color and let it dry completely (very important!). You can use fast drying top coat to speed up the drying process.
2 - Remove the Nail Vinyls from the sheet and apply them to the nail. You can use a tweezer for extra precision. Press the Nail Vinyls on the nails to prevent 'nail polish bleeding'. 
3 - Apply your second color over the Nail Vinyls. While the polish is still wet, remove the Nail Vinyls from your nails carefully.
4 - Add a layer of top coat and you're done! 
picture polish Hot Lips, Instinct and Nail Vinyls

Right Angle Nail Vinyls come in 4 different sizes. I used the second biggest ones for my designs. Nail Vinyls are easy to work with and are truly better than any other stencils I've tried. They're soft and thin, but also durable and don't tear. Simple and effective.

piCture pOlish will be retailing a special exclusive 4 pack Nail Vinyls containing ‘Chevrons, Mini Chevrons, Straight & Right Angles’ that were used by all participants this year! 
picture polish Hot Lips, Instinct and Nail Vinyls

You can find piCture pOlish on the following sites:
* piCture pOlish Online Store
* Every Day Deal
* International Stockists
* Facebook
* Instagram

You can find Nail Vinyls on the following sites:
* Nail Vinyls Store
* Facebook
* Instagram

*Products were sent to me for the PP Blog Fest purposes. 

Thanks for looking!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Preview: Catrice "Feathered Fall" Limited Edition

Catrice Feathered Fall Limited Edition

Free as a bird. The fashion world is flocking to the trend of the coming Fall/Winter season: magical feathers adorn the new designer collections. From subtle applications to opulent, flouncing hemlines –marabou, ostrich or peacock feathers can be seen on all of the catwalks in the big cities. Combined with dazzling fabrics and iridescent effects, the resulting look is feminine, sensual and extremely glamorous with a touch of fashionable finesse. The Limited Edition “Feathered Fall” by CATRICE offers feather-inspired beauty products, which will be available from theend of September until the beginning of November 2014. Thirteen new beauty products are comingin the trendy fall colours almond, gold, blue-grey, petrol, aubergine and rosé. These include Eyeshadows with a gorgeous 3D-feather embossment, the Morphing Lip Gloss with ultra-soft, golden pigments as well as the Feathery Top Coat for trendy effects on your nails. Flying High – by CATRICE.

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Luxury Eyeshadow: Spread your wings. The powder eyeshadow with a high pigmentation puts your eyes in the spotlight with its shimmering effects. You have a choice of two subtle favourites, gold and almond, as well as two bold trend colours, petrol and aubergine. At the same time, the pretty 3D embossment and stylish packaging with a feather print is extremely pleasing to the eye. Available in C01 Peacocktail, C02 Plum Plumes, C03 Ostrich’s Frock and C04 Plain Plumage.
Catrice Feathered Fall Limited Edition

Liquid Eye Liner: Whether curved or straight, this Liquid Eye Liner with an iridescent chameleon effect creates an expressive, innovative frame for your eye make-up. The liquid texture is highly pigmented and shimmers in the most beautiful purple and blue shades. Available in C01 Peacocktail. 
Catrice Feathered Fall Limited Edition

Sheer Lip Colour: As light as a feather. With its unique gel-like texture, the Sheer Lip Colour feels amazingly soft on your lips and offers a subtle, slightly glossy finish. Pure colour pigments make your lips shine in a choice of nude, Bordeaux or a mix of plum and aubergine. Available in C01 Plain Plumage, C02 Red-y To Fly and C03 Plum Plumes. 
Catrice Feathered Fall Limited Edition

Morphing Lip Gloss: Colour is in the air. This lipgloss creates gorgeous colour effects on your lips with its soft golden pigments. The gloss is ultra-shiny and feels wonderfully pleasant on the sensitive skin on your lips. Available in C01 Golden Plum-e. 
Catrice Feathered Fall Limited Edition

Luxury Lacquer: Peacock’s plumage. It doesn’t get much more splendid than this. The three limited nail polish colours not only come in their very own artistic bottle with a feather print, their brilliant performance is also extremely convincing. You have a choice of shimmering plum gold, metallic blue-violet-grey and iridescent petrol – always with ultimate coverage. Available in C01 Golden Plum-e, C02 Peacocktail and C03 Skie’s Force. 

Feathery Top Coat: Adornment. The transparent texture of the Feathery Top Coat contains ultra-fine metallic, greenish blue, shimmering particles that create a feathery 3D effect on your nails. Whether used on its own or on top of colour nail polish, this finish looks as fabulous on your nails as an elegant haute couture robe. Available in C01 Feathery Fact.
Catrice Feathered Fall Limited Edition

“Feathered Fall” by CATRICE will be available in stores from the end of September until the beginning of November 2014.

The Limited Edition “Feathered Fall” by CATRICE will be available in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Poland, Russia and India.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Review: Born Pretty Store Cat Water Nail Decals + Nail Studs

More cats! This time in the form of water nail decals from Born Pretty Store aka 'my favorite nail art supply store'. 
Born Pretty Store Cat Water Nail Decals

How cute are these?
Born Pretty Store Cat Water Nail Decals

Since I'm already a crazy cat lady, I only used the decals on one of my fingernails. Here I'm wearing it over Models Own Amethyst from the Velvet Goth collection. 
Born Pretty Store Cat Water Nail Decals

Born Pretty Store Cat Water Nail Decals

Born Pretty Store Cat Water Nail Decals

When nail polish and sticker just won't do, use nail studs as well. =) I also got these from Born Pretty Store. This time I'm wearing my nail enhancers over Essence Colour & Go What Do U Think
Born Pretty Store Cat Water Nail Decals

Born Pretty Store Cat Water Nail Decals

Born Pretty Store Cat Water Nail Decals

You can buy the cat water nail decals and nail studs on Born Pretty Store for $2.86 (20 water decals per sheet) and for $4.89 (for a wheel with 350 pcs of studs). 
- Cat water nail decals
- Nail studs

If you're planning on buying from Born Pretty Store, here's a 10% off code for you - SSG10.

*Products were sent to me for reviewing purposes.

Thanks for looking and commenting!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

New Family Members: Bella & Freya

Three kitten sisters have been found in the rain... small, all alone and probably left there to die. Some kind-hearted human found them and gave them an opportunity - a chance to live. One of the sisters found her permanent home soon, I stumbled upon the other two while browsing the internet. Who could resist? At first I though of adopting the white one only, but ... You know. One thing lead to another and I took them both. They're probably a little more than a month old. They eat on their own already, but the little one (the one with the black mask) still likes to get her formula via feeding bottle. I got them on Sunday and to be honest with you, I haven't slept well since. =) They (of course) sleep with me. On my bed. At first I wanted them to sleep in their own basket, but who was I kidding... Sleeping on my neck and hair is so much better. And warmer. Although they're small, they look and act really healthy. They eat a lot, play a lot and sleep as well. Meet Freya and Bella. 



Bella is a bit bigger and doesn't want to drink milk from the bottle anymore. She's gentle, calmer and indeed very beautiful. Hence the name. 

Freya is a little fighter. Still a baby, but determined to grow into a ferocious beast. ;) She's playful, loud (especially when it's feeding time) and needs a lot of TLC. 

The other cats are slowly getting used to the new members of our feline family. They're not too happy about it, but hopefully they'll adapt soon.

Thanks for looking!
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