Saturday, February 27, 2010

EFF Tryout Makeup, Raven/Goth look

When I ordered some Barry M makeup a while ago, I wanted to use those products to try out some makeup/looks for the Elf Fantasy Fair.
I waited for my NYX jumbo pencils to come in and immediately after that, started on my look.

At first, I wanted a more elaborate look, but then I thought about the fact that when I go to the EFF, I don't have a lot of time in the morning to do my makeup and get into my costume. So then I thought about a more simple look, which would still look good with the costume. And this is what I came up with:


Products I used:
  • Hema eyeshdaowbase
  • NYX jumbo pencil Milk
  • NYX jumbo pencil Black Bean
  • Hema Waterproof black eyeliner pen
  • Barry M Dazzle Dust, no. 16
  • Barry M, Glitter Dust, no. 21
  • Barry M, kohlpencil, no1
  • Eyelure fake lashes, glamour, Naturalites, no.107

I started by applying the eyeshadowbase as usual. Then I used the jumbo pencil Milk on my inner eyecorner and the jumbo pencil Black Bean on the rest of my eyelid and my crease. I spread that around with my finger so it was evenly applied.

On my whole eyelid, I applied the Barry M Dazzle Dust. A gorgeous green with a very nice shimmer to it. The jumbo pencils underneath give it some extra colour.
On my crease and above I applied the Barry M Glitter Dust, a very nice black with green shimmer in it.
I blended those together and applied some more dazzle dust into my crease to give it some extra green.


Then I applied some eyeliner and made a little wing at the end. On my inner eye corner I stretched the line towards my nose. Then I applied some eyeliner below my eye to meet the other line.
I also applied the Barry M kohlpencil on my waterline, to make it extra dark. I love this one, because it's the first pencil -ever- that stays on my waterline for more then 10 mins. It stayed on for hours!


Then I applied some more dazzle dust and glitter dust on the outer wing and on my inner eyecorner to follow the eyeliner. The colour on the inner eye corner is not as bright as on my eyelid, this is because I didn't apply some NYX jumbo eye pencil there, so I -will- do that when I go the the fantasy fair ofcourse. I just wasn't sure what I was going to do exactly when I started out.

After that I applied the fake lashes, I love this brand by the way, and the look was finished.

I also tried out the Barry M lippaint, to see how long it lasted on my lips and if it looked good with the eyemakeup.
I haven't used any lipliner or lipbrush here, because I just wanted to try it out, so it's not applied as neatly as it should have been.

Then I figured I should try out the black Gosh Lipgosh, because I thought it would look good together.


I loved the way it looked with the lipgloss, BUT the gloss is pretty fluid, and after a little while, it went running into the outerlines of my lips and ruined the lipstick.So the lipgloss is a no-go for me :(

So what do you think? Will this look good with my raven-feathers? Would you change anything? And do you think this look gives my eyes the birdlike appearance that I was after? Tell me what you think please! :)

Friday, February 26, 2010

EOTD with some browns and FOTD with red lipstick

This was my EOTD, yesterday to work, so a daily look.

Products I used:
  • Hema eyeshadow base
  • NYX jymbo pencil Milk
  • NYX jumbo pencil Black Bean
  • 88 palette, shimmer
  • Essence kajal pencil, no. 08 Teddy
  • Maybelline, the Falsies mascara


I started out with the Hema eyeshadowbase. Then I applied some NYX Milk on the inside of my eye towards the middle. And next to that I applied the Black Bean and spread that a little into the crease and above with my fingers.  This will make the colours come out and prevent creasing even more.

I used only 3 colours of the 88 shimmer pallette. I used the first colour of the second row from the right in my inner eye corner and on the middle of my eye. Next to that I applied the 4th colour form the bottom up, of the most right row of the palette.I blended those two together with a blendingbrush.

After that I used the second from the bottom up of the same row of the palette. I applied it with a blending brush in my outer V: from my outer eyecorner to the crease and a little above. 

 Below my eyes I used the Essence kajalpencil to apply a line . I smudged it with my smudger brush to blend it with the eyeshadow on my outer eyecorner.

After applying some mascara, this is what my eye looked like:


After work I made an FOTD picture, where you can see me wearing:
  • Every day minerals base, Soft butter peach, original glo
  • Catrice, mineral soft powder rouge, no. 120 Wild Rose
  • La Colors lipstick, Berry Red

And no I'm not THAT pale, it's the daylight that always screws up my skin colour on pictures, hehe.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

NOTD and Alice in Wonderland.

Since I bought an Alice in Wonderland necklace and bracelet on tuesday, I'm totally in an Alice-mood. I can't wait to see the (new Tim Burton) movie. The bracelet even has so many charms that I'm going to make a pair of earrings out of it aswell.

Mine is a bit different though. Instead of the bunny and hat on the lower chain, there are hanging 2 red hearts.

Instead of the hat, I have a cute silver bunny with a red jacket, hanging on the bracelet.

I bought both at Claires in Amsterdam and also spotted a very cute Alice in Wonderland T-shirt. Which...I bought today, hehehe. I really loved it and it was on sale now, so w00h00. Now I just have to find the right bag since my other one has been worn to threads..... ;)


Sorry for the small picture, they didnt have a bigger one on the site.

Now I know there's an Alice in Wonderland nailpolish collection by OPI, and one new store in our mall does sell OPI. So they ordered the AiW collection for me, and when it comes in, they will call me.
To keep me in the right mood, while I wai for those, I put on some holographic blue nailpolish, which reminds me of Alice's outfit.

It's Effect Nails by Etos no. 600.


I know it's not very neatly applied, but bear with me. My lamp next to my couch broke and since it's a very special kind of light'bulb', I didn't have an instant recplacement for it. Doing your nails in the dark is a special talent, hahaha.


I really love the holographic effect of this one. I just have to get used to the light blue. I'm mostly into dark or very bright-in-your-face-colours and this is more of a babyblue. Still, it applies easily, dries pretty quick and hasn't chipped after a days work. So for the 2,99 euros(or something close to that), it's a very nice nailpolish.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Boozyshop Order

I've been wanting to order something at Boozyshop ever since I found the shop online. Especially when Linda from Beautytreat posted some blogs about the shop and their products.

So a little while ago, I ordered some products I was really curious about, by brands I never bought before. I thought it might be more interesting for my readers to buy some non-Dutch products, since I recently found out that from the 140 readers I had in one week (w00h00!! :) ), about half of those were international readers.

First of all, I want to say that Boozyshop is a great shop with fast shipping, and great customer service.
I was really interested in the Jumbo pencils by NYX, because I saw many people use them in youtube vids. Especially the white and black one, because with those you can create colourchanges with just one eyeshadow.
When I wanted to order the white pencil was out of stock, so I emailed them and I got the answer that they would be in stock in just a few days. She even told me the exact day, which was great.

So what did I order?
  • NYX Cosmetics Jumbo Eye Pencil, Black Bean
  • NYX Cosmetics Jumbo Eye Pencil, Milk
  • NYX Cosmetics Ultra Pearl Mania, Lime
  • LA Colors Moisturize Lipstick, Berry Red

The package came pretty soon, and when I opened it, everything was in this cute little pink bag, closed with a green ribbon. Every product was neatly wrapped in bubbleplastic, so nothing could break in the envelope it came in. I only payed 1,95 euros shippingcosts, for these 4 products, which is really low. Great service!

The lipstick wasn't in the package though and on the note it said it was sold out. Which could be expected, because it had been on sale. The note also had the question if I wanted another colour, so I emailed the shop about what I was looking for. I got an email back that said she probably overlooked the last lipstick in this colour and that she just found the -last- one and would send it to me immediately -with- a free gift. Which is SO sweet, considering she already send the other products instead of emailing that one product was out of stock, and had to make extra shippingcosts for me this way.
So 2 days later( She emailed me in the evening, so she really shipped it immediately), I found another envelope on my doormat. In it was once again the cute little pink bag, with my lipstick and... an LA Colors mascara!
 Needless to say, this shop has awesome service and I can really recommend ordering there. I'm definately going back there soon :)

NYX Cosmetics Jumbo Eye Pencil

On the Boozyshop site it says that these pencils are also called 'the product of the year', whic after using them I have to agree with. They come in a lot of different colours and only cost 3,50 euros a piece. I've already been using them and I really love them, they give a great base to eyeshadows and gives them extra colour.

NYX Cosmetics Ultra Pearl Mania


 On the Boozyshop site it says that this pigmented eyeshadow stays on long, blends great and has shimmer in it. I think this  is already one of my favourite eyeshadows, even though I've only had it for a few days. I am definately going to order more, because they cost only 1,99 euros a piece!
It is -really- pigmented and the colourchart on the site doesn't do it justice. The eyeshadow reminds me of the Gosh effect powders, only wayyyy more pigmented. It comes in a cute little pot, which is filled to the brim with super shimmering powder. I already made some EOTD's with the jumbo pencils and this eyeshadow and i LOVE it. It didn't crease after a long day and was still as shimmery and perfect as when I put it on. I can really recommend these eyeshadows, especially for this price!

LA Colors Moisturize Lipstick


This lipstick moisterizes your lips and contains Vitamin E and Aloƫ Vera.
I haven't tried it yet, but I love the colour and will post a blog about it when I know more. It only cost me 1,50 euro because it was on sale.

LA Colors mascara

This mascara gives you length and spreads your lashes apart, the brush is made so it won't give you lumps.
I got this one in the colour Black Brown, which I never had before, so I'm curious on how that will look.

What do you think about the products? Do you have some of them, and could you recommend me some more? And have you ever ordered something at Boozyshop?

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

EOTD orange and greens

This is an EOTD I did a little while ago, I used the following Gosh products:
  • eyeshadowbase
  • effect powder, Sunstone
  • effect powder, Apple Jam
  • effect powder, Greeny
 I used the Gosh eyeshadowbase, because that one is a bit more sticky and therefore more suitable for effect powders.

I used the Sunstone on my inner eyecorner and in the crease, towards the middle of the eye. I applied some more above the crease towards the outer eye corner.

From the middle of the eye towards the outer eyecorner I applied some Apple Jam. I blended it on the lid with the Sunstone.
I applied the same colour below the eyes as above. The Apple Jam was applied for about 2/3rd of the eye, the rest was Sunstone.


In the outer V, the outer eye corner and into the crease, I applied a little Greeny, to tone down the bright colours and to give it some extra depth.


I always liked the way orange and green looked together, what do you think?

Monday, February 22, 2010

Extreme Art Eyeliners by Gosh

What the Gosh site says about it:
A new liquid semi-permanent eyeliner.The combination of a fantastically sift and light formulation and an ideally formed brush makes it possible to draw a line that is beautifull, even and precise.

Below a picture of the extreme art eyeliners that are in my stash:


From left to right:
no. 14, 19, 20, 04, 03, 01, 05, 12, 06, 08, 10.
The eyeliners come in a see-through bottle with a black cap. The colour that shows is exactly like the colour that will show on your skin. The bursh is really thin, so you can really make thin lines with it, or even draw with it.
The eyeliner is a bit thick, so you have to make sure you apply it evenly.
The glitter ones are not as easy to apply evenly, because of the glitter that is not sticking evenly to your skin. Which is easily fixed by applying some more along the lines.

The eyeliner is waterproof, really really waterproof. You can walk through a storm with rain soaking your clothes, and this eyeliner will stay on as perfect as you had put it on. I always take it off with olive oil, but even then, I really have to work hard to get it off. So I don't wear these on a daily basis, because my eyes tend to get a bit sensitive about the removing.

Here are some swatches I made on my arm, in the same order as the picture above.
One with lamplight:


One with daylight:


As you can see, they have great coverage, except for the shimmery ones. But like I said that's easily solved. I just made swatches with ones stroke of the brush for these pics.
I really like this eyeliner and the colours they come in. The only downside for me as that it is too hard to remove, which makes my eyes a little unhappy.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes...

From March 1st till March 15th, Dutch Lush stores and Dutch Lush Mailorder, will be selling a limited edition kit. This kit will help you get through the winter with a smile on your face. You start with your head and work your way down to your toes.

The kit has 9 products in it and is available for 19.95 euros.

- a fresh face mask of your choice
- a sample tin of moisturizer of your choice
- lemony flutter sample
- handy gurugu sample
- pied de pepper sample
- mini sugar scrub
- 45gr of Big shampoo
- 1 vitamin C toner tab
- 1 mini each peach and two's a pear massage bar

And to put an even bigger smile on your face, watch this video:  Head, shoulders, knees and toes...

 So don't forget: March 1-15, dutch stores and mailorder, 9 products, 19,95!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

NOTD: Miss Grey

A while ago I blogged about the Gosh Spring collection, and today I'll blog about one of the Nail Lacquers from that collection: no. 594 Miss Grey.


The Lacquer gives good coverage, and dries pretty fast aswell. But the colour is way too plain and dull for me. I would never have bought this one myself, and especially wouldn't have picked it out for s spring look. But there are probably a lot of people who will love this colour, and that' what makes life interesting, our differences.

Anyway, to make it a bit less dull, hubs took one of my nail art polishes and created a sort of cross and bones with it to pimp it up a little. The nail art polish was a bit thick and the brush is a bit too long to really draw with it, but it looked fun anyway. The topcoat decided to spread the black around a little, so it turned out a bit messed up. But I still like it better than without, if I'm honest I might not ever wear this colour again. Maybe with a lot of nailart or something....maybe..

So what do you think? Do you totally love this colour or do you think it's dull and plain?

Friday, February 19, 2010

Pour des Prunes

I realized I haven't posted about my Sephora palettes yet, so this EOTD is with one of those.

Products I used:
  • Sephora, colorful palette, Pour Des Prunes no.4
  • Gosh, Effect POwder, Rosewood
  • Gosh, Hohl/Eye liner, Stone
  • The Falsies mascara

I really love this palette, it has soft colours to make a perfect daily look, but enough colour to make it less plain.
Unfortunately, the pictures have a bit of overlighting, so the colours don't show aswell. But I was in a hurry to get to the hospital to see my sisterinlaw, so these'll have to do. (Sorry about that, Just pretend the colours are a bit sharper and darker)


I used a little bit of tape next to my eye to get a straight line of eyeshadow. (I'll blog about that trick later)

I used the white colour as a highlighter below my brows, a little next to my nose and towards my crease.
In the inner corner I used the lightest pink colour towards the middle of my eye. I also applied some into my crease and a little above. Next to that I applied the darker pink colour, it's almost a plum colour, onto the outer corner and the crease aswell.


Then I applied the black colour from my outer V into my crease, unfortunately you can;t see it very well on the pics, but it makes the crease a bit more defined and darker.
After that I blended it all and applied a little effect powder on the crease and above it with the same blendingbrush. Then I removed the tape and blended that line a little.
After that I used a little mascara, and the kohl/eye pencil below my eyes.

As I said before, I was in a hurry, so I don't have any FOTD's But I do have some older ones where I've used the same palette.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Bathing in a Vanilla Fountain

When I first smelled this ballistic, I found the scent a bit too strong for my taste. Since I have a bath, I tend to smell all the Lush products again at work, and I have to say, this scent has grown on me. So just last week I decided to buy one and try it out.

The ballistisc looks really cute: It's a bright yellow with a little bit of a vanilla stick, sticking out.


What the Lush website says about it:
When Mo brings a new Bath Ballistic to a Lush creative team meeting, she gets a bowl full of warm water, drops it in, then hands it around the room for everyone to smell. With the Vanilla Fountain, no-one wanted to let go of the bowl and pass it on. Simon Constantine made the comforting vanilla scent with natural vanilla absolute - the posh stuff made from vanilla pods - with a touch of restful sandalwood and a note of burnt caramel. It was inspired by the extraordinary desserts at Heston Blumental's amazing restaurant.

This ballistisc smells very strongly of vanilla with a nice touch of caramel. It's the caramel that made me buy it in the end. It was in my livingroom this week and everything smelled like it, which wasn't upleasant. I thought this ballistisc might be too strong for me in the bath, so I decided to just use half of it.The water turned a nice and bright yellow colour and the scent was just right. Sweet without being too sweet and with a warm touch to it. Needles to say, I loved it. I soaked in the bath for nearly two hours: I tend to read a book and forget the time. After that I was totally relaxed and when I got out and had dried myself, my skin still smelled like Vanilla Fountain...yummy!

Vanilla Fountain is available in Lush stores and at Lush mailorder, for about 4,75 euro.

By the way, if you're into vanilla scents, Lush now has a whole line of products with vanilla scent. A bodylotion, a Perfume, a massagebar, a solid perfume, a dusting powder, a soap and ocourse the ballistic from this blog.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Purple Butterfly

This EOTD is made with some products I used before, but this time I combined them with a Gosh effect powder.

Products I used:
  • Manhattan Multi Effect eyeshadow, no. 33 Violet
  • Gosh Trio Eyeshadow, TR17, Purple Dream
  • 2True True Colour eyeshadow, shade no. 6
  • Gosh Effect Powder, Butterfly
  • Gosh Velvet Touch Eyeliner, Purple Stain
  • Maybelline, The Falsies Mascara


I started with HEMA eyeshadowbase, and applied it as usual. After that I applied the lighteste colour of the Gosh trio as a highlighter and owards my crease. This way I can blend it easy with the rest of the makeup when I apply those.
Then I used the Manhattan eyeshadow over my whole eyelid. I really love this colour, so much that I even have 2 of them. If you haven't tried this brand yet, I can really recommend it. This colour is pretty bright, but on the pictures it looks like a plain purple. Trust me, its not, it's more like a Hot Pink, so I really bright Violet.

Then I applied the Effect Powder on the crease and a little above it. To get a little different effect I used more on the outer corner of my eye. This way you get a different shape. This effect powder isl ovely, it's a light purple with little blue specks of shimmer in it.

I put a little of the 2True eyeshadow into my crease and in a little Vshape in my outer corner. This gives some extra colour and depth to the makeup. On the pictures above you can see it pretty good.

Below my eye I used the eyeliner Purple Stain.  On this picture above you can see the different shape you get when you apply more eyeshadow to the outside of your eye.

Just add a little mascara and you're done.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Falsies mascara, Review

A few weeks ago I bought The Falsies Volum' Express mascara. Officially, it shouldn't have been in stores yet, but my drugstore had it anyway and everything you could put into a bag got a 20% discount. So I thought it was the perfect opportunity to try it out for a nice price.

I already have The Colossal, from the same series and I really like that one. The big brush is something that works very good with my thin line of lashes.

From the Maybelline website:
The Falsies Mascara delivers a false lash look; giving you a full set of voluminous, bold, fanned out lashes and the appearance of no gaps from any angle.
The Pro-Keratin and Fibre enriched formula is designed to deliver immediate results, distributing volume and visible intensity to your lashes. The patented ‘Spoon’ shaped brush helps fan lashes out.
The Falsies mascara is designed to give the appearance of no gaps and spaces. In a wink lashes you didn’t even know you had look visibly thickened!

The Falsies has a curved brush, which should make the application easier. I thought it would be logical to us the mascara with the curve matching to my eyecurve. But on the mascara itself it says to use it the other way round. (As on the picture above.) I was a bit sceptical at first, but when I applied the mascara, that scepticism was GONE.

My eye without mascara. I'm a natural blonde, so you don't really see my lashes without any mascara:


With a little of The Falsies mascara:

And with some more The Falsies mascara, so you can see it better on the picture:


Do you see the remarkable difference? I also have to say, my lashes are pretty straight and I don't have a lot. So for people who have a lot of long lashes, this would really give a false lash effect. Perfect for a night out. Or for people like me, who don't have much lashes, perfect for every day use.

I really like this mascara, it gives a nice black colour, seperates the lashes very good, and gives them amazing length. Not as much volume as I would like, but with my lashes volume mascaras usually give a spiderleg effect or have little crumbs of mascara sticking to my lashes. So I'd rather have a lot of length and nice seperation. It applies SO easily and gives an instant result.
Definately one of my favourite products from now on.