Sunday, October 31, 2010

Last minute Halloween Look

Hello OhMyGosh Readers :)

Halloween is here. Although I wish I could have published this look earlier, I have been terribly busy.

Well, let’s begin.

I wanted to do a Greek Goddess, but how do you portray one? In this case, I wanted to be Persephone, b/c of my boyfriend’s fondness of Hades. She’s known as The Queen of the Underworld and the origin of the Seasons. I didn’t want anything too dark, b/c Persephone, tho known for her dark beauty (black eyes and hair), was a great beauty and lover of spring and flowers. She was abducted by Hades and doomed to spend part of her year with him and the other part on Olympus.

Well, here’s what I’ve done. I used the 80 Shimmer Palette, Catrice’s eye Quattro in Aqua Flash nº5, Natura’s Unica Foundation, makeup remover and white pigment, the blush from the 42 palette, a darker pressed powder to contour…. oh, and HUGE fake lashes too lol.

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This is how I looked before.
 
 This is how I looked after.

I mixed a little makeup remover to thin the foundation and a little amount of white pigment to make it paler. I used the pink on the inside, the lavender in the middle, white to highlight the top of the eyebrows.

I used too much blush, I know. The thing is, the flash was washing out the color so I added more. And now that I’m looking at the pics I could have toned it down a lot.


I used an eBay gel liner (the best I’ve ever got!!) to line and do my water line. Also, I used the rest of it in the brush to define my brows.



In these close ups you can see the blending and the distribution of the color. I used the purple to contour my nose too. The lashes I got on eBay, I don’t remember the seller but he/she had a great selection.
 
Well, this is my first look. I truly hope you all enjoyed it :). I have some good ones up my sleeve and I’ll post them in the future.

Until next time,
Huggles to all!

Paula ♥

NOTD: Konad Halloween Nails

I don't have a lot of time these days to do my nails, especially not if my only day off is a day that I already have plans for. Which happens a lot lately.
Anyway, this mani is pretty easy and can give you a lot of variations and colours.



I used the Konad halloween plate, imageplate number 13, which has a lot of different designs on it.
I flipped the pic so you can see the images better. I always stamp images towards me, so I can look at them myself :P


Products used:
  • Colorclub Bewitching. A black that cover the whole nail with just one layer! And it dries superfast aswell! Only ''downside"": it doesn't really shine. It's not matte, but it's not shiney either.
  • Konad stampingpolish red
  • Konad stampingpolish white
  • Konad stampingpolish silver
  • Colorclub Hocus Pocus, gorgeous holographic glitter that dries superfast and I used just one coat!
I was planning on doing a more elaborate mani with the bewitching colorclub set, but I just didn't have the time. Maybe I'll do one later, I don't care of its halloween or not ;)

Saturday, October 30, 2010

EOTD: Apocalyptic Gold

Wednesdaynight we went to see Apocalptica at the Melkweg in Amsterdam. I always try to see them when they are visiting NL. This time we also bought a ticket for my motherinlaws birthday, since she loved the band aswell. The show was awesome(not counting the boring emo/pop support band), a bit heavier than older shows, and I've never seen the guys so hyper on stage. You could tell they were really enjoying themselves... I think they also enjoyed Amsterdam the day before....hahaha...
There was even a guestsinger, that was a first, and it was really kewl. And Miko, the adopted drummer even played a song on a cello!

Anyway, I wanted to do something else with my makeup then just dark greys and blacks, so this time I went for gold!


On Hema eyeshadow base, I used:
  • Sugarpill Loose Powder Goldilux
  • Barry M Fine Glitter Dust no.24
  • Barry MFine Glitter Dust no. 26
  • Gosh Effect Powder Gold Dust


I used Coatsel Scents Gelliner True Black on my eyelid, and created a small wing.


Below my eyes, I used some Barry M Kohlpencil Black, and some more Goldilux.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Brazilian National Brands X International Brands


Hello again OhMyGosh Readers :)

I have been asked what is the difference between Brazilian makeup and foreign; also, if use differs too.

Well, yes and no. Yes national makeup is different than foreign but the use is still the same. Foundation will always be foundation, and lipstick will always be lipstick.

I read somewhere that lipstick is the most sold cosmetic item in the country and that makes absolute sense. It is the most user friendly makeup item and it comes in a variety of different colors. The brand I’m most acquainted with, Natura, I can personally say I never tried better lipsticks. That including MAC, NYX, Clinique and many others. They are creamy, long lasting and do not run easily on the mouth’s creases. For lip gloss, I usually buy NYX, Natura or Avon. They are cheap and extremely moisturizing. My lips chap even during rain season, so I always have lipbalm and lip gloss with me.

 There are some Brazilian brands like Natura, Contém 1g and Tracta which make very good products but I seldom buy them. The thing is. Due to this country mix of several races, skin tomes range from dark chocolate to pale milk and EVERY color in between; but mostly are warm pinkish tones, the cooler and neutral tones are rarer. Most of the national brands make only a limited range of colors (I know, HUGE paradox) and finding your color can be extremely hard. Especially if you are pale.  

But they do, however, make very good mascaras, eyeliners and makeup removers. Natura eyeliners are very good and are longlasting. Not as longlasting as gel liners, which can last on my waterline for a whole night without smudging. Contém 1g has one of the lightest and deep cleanzing makeup removers I’ve ever seen, you shake it and voilá. Tracta has good lipsticks but lacks colors, particularly trendier colors. 

I say, it doesn’t make much difference, when you are having a very hot day (35ºC+) NOTHING will stick on your skin. Eyeshadow will crease and by the end of the day, there will be no more foundation left on you.  

It is almost impossible to find makeup without SPF and the texture of eye shadows are usually the same. The good thing about national brands is just the price. All these national brands have very little color payoff, and that is the main reason why I don’t like to buy eyeshadow from them. I do love Natura’s skincare line, soaps and perfumes, they are fabulous.

So, I choose to take care of my skin so I won’t need to wear foundation/concealer, even tho sometimes is impossible not to. I have extremely oily skin and in this tropical weather, everyday is a battle.

*This blog comes from a person with oily skin and complete lack of patience to do her makeup every day. Some may disagree and I do welcome your POV. :) Leave your comment below!

xoxo
Paula

>>> Stay tuned for my Halloween Look, I’ll post it on this Saturday :) 

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Review & Swatches: Gosh Nail Lacquer Miss Minty

This is an NOTD with the Gosh lacquer Miss Minty:

This is with 2 coats, which seems to be okay, but after working a few hours right afterapplying it, the polish had a lot of dents and opaque bits to it. I forgot to make a picture of it though.


It applies easy and dries pretty quickly aswell. I'm not into this colour, because I really don't like pastels, but I got a lot of compliments on my nails when I had this mani.

Since I wanted to test the polish for durability, but wasn't liking the colour much, I used some dark green konad polish to stamp some nails and give it something extra. I had first applied an extra layer of polish to make the coverage perfect again, which makes it 3 coats, and later on the INM topcoat.

I got a whole new round of compliments on this mani. I'm still not really into it, but  I guess it started to grow on me. At least it was a bit inspired by Totem(circqu du soleil), because Totem is partly about animals and the Totem poster had lots of greens in it.

The polish lasted this way for dayyyyys, which honestly baffled me a bit. I don't have a lot of great experiences with this count of polishes, the creamy ones. But this one really lasts!
To be honest, I did get really tiny and vague scratches on my nails after 4 days, but you can only see those upclose.

I still think it reminds me of Tipp-ex, which was used by kids ages ago to paint their nails. I never understood that, as I still don't understand the hype for mint and brown polishes.
But I've never really been a girl for hypes, and if you love pastels this is definately a polish I can recommend. It will be available at the at of November at Kruidvat for 6,99 euros.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Gosh Giveaway Winner

Not a lot of people participated, which is a shame, but I really loved all the looks that were created. I seriously loved them all , but there can be only one winner....

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Selina!
Congratulations!

Please email me with your adress, so I can forward it to Gosh, then they can send you your price :)

To the other participants, thank you for your entries, and hopefully I'll see you again with another giveaway :)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Gosh Winter Look 2010

This Winter Look by Gosh, doesn't just have some new products, but also new colours from already available products! Some of them are favourites of mine, so let's take a look at all the new eyecandy!



Eyebrow Kit

The ultimate brow kit which contains three brow powder shades, which are easy to blend and match(light, medium and dark) and a wax cream to fix and shape. The wax can be used alone, or on top of eyebrow pencils or powders. The kit also contains an applicator and brush in one and a build-in mirror. There's also a step by step guide and it's paraben and perfume free.
Price: 9,99 euros


Defining Brow Gel


This is a transparent gel that controls your brows. The formula tames unruly brows without leaving them stiff, flaky or sticky. The gel can be worn alone or used over Gosh eyebrowpencils, or the eyebrowkit powders. This gel is suitable for sensitive eyes and is perfume and paraben free.
Price: 7,99 euros


Gosh Lengthening 2 Step Mascara




This is a mascara with the Reviva serum, which will create superlong lashes with lots of volume.
Step 1:
This is a transparant nourishing serum, containing cotton peptide and panthenol, which have a rejuvenating and moisterizing effect. This creates volume in each single strand. It will make the lashes feel soft, thick and strong.
You can use this serum as a basecoat beneath your mascara, or alone as a serum at night.
Step 2:
This is a coloured mascara, which can be applied to the lashes, after the serum is dry. This will create an intense colour and further lengtening.
This product is also prfume and paraben free.
Price: 11,49 euros

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I'm not sure what to think of this. The last 2 step mascara I had by Gosh was the worst I've ever had. I'll definately try it out to I can give you a good review.


Intense Lashes Mascara - Waterproof

This mascara is extremely waterproof, designed to resist tears, sweat, raind and other forms of moisture. The formula is totally clump proof, so it won't smudge, which is essential for finishing up the perfect look. The content of natural waxes strengthens and conditions the lashes, a unique mascara that gives your eyelashes exaggerated volume and definition which will last all day long.
And again, it's perfume and paraben free.
Price: 9,99 euros


Gosh Velvet Touch Eyeliner

These eyeliners are easy to use, soft to the eye and have excellent coverage. They are waterproof and extremely durable.The formula contains jojoba oil and vitamin E and it's perfume free.
These were already available, but Gosh will now release 3 new colours!
Classic Grey nr 016, a grey colour.
Pink Darling nr. 014, a pastelpink, great for softer looks.
Pure Natural nr. 015, a khakicolour.
Price: 6,99 euros

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I'll definately check out the Classic Grey, since Hypnotic Grey is my most used VTEyeliner. I might look at Pure Natural aswell, but I think it's a bit too light for my taste.


Natural Touch Foundation


An amazing light foundation that gives the skin an even and perfect look. So soft and effective with its wonderfull lightweight texture, it's almost invisible on the skin. But it still gives you what you expect from a foundation: a natural and flawless look. The formula contains biological almond oil, Vitamin A and E and lots of other ingredients that are good for the skin. It is coloured with mineral pigments and has an SPF of 8.
This foundation is available in 10 different colours. 
Price: 10,99 euros

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The one on the photo is nr 36 Ivory, which I think is a bit to pink/pale for my skin.


Intense Lip Colour


This is a unique combination of a lipstick and a lipgloss. It is similar to a lipstick and it gives an intense and lasting colour dus to the high concentration of colour pigments. At the same time it feels moisturizing and nourishing like a lipgloss. The formula is rich and creamy and it doesn't feel sticky or dry.
It's paraben and preservative free. The packaging is awesome: it has a built-in light and a little mirro on the side.
It's available in 2 pastel colours: nr 301 and nr 302.
Price: 8,49 euros

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Too bad there are only 2 colours and they are pastels. I'm not very into pastels. The product sounds amazing and I would love to try it out. I have seen a red on the site, so I'm going to keep my fingers crossed to having the other colours released aswell soon.


Velvet Touch Lipsticks


These lipsticks care for and protect your lips, while giving you a brilliant and shiney look. They have an intense and longlasting colour due to the high concentration of colour pigments. They also have an SPF of 6.
These were already available but Gosh now comes with 2 new colours: Capucciono nr 146 and Shocking Coral nr 145.
Price: 8,49 euros

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Also one of my favourite products! I'm not sure if I like these colours, i'll have to take a look at them in real life first.


Lip Gloss


This lipgloss gives shiney  lips with elegant shine and new volume.Keeps the liips soft and well protected. It also contains no perfume.
These were also available already, but now Gosh comes with one new colour:
Apricot nr 84.
Price: 7,49 euros
Nail Lacquer

  
These nail lacquers are manufactured without the use of DBP Toluene, Formaldehyde, Camphor and Phthalic Acid.  They give excellent coverage and  an extra glossy finish. They dry quicly and have a very hugh durability.
Gosh now comes with 2 new colours: Miss Minty nr 597 and Miss Mole nr 597.
Price: 6,99 euros
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I'm not really into pastels, so they don't really appeal to me. But I'll be posting a review of Miss Minty soon, because a lot of people really like this colour.



These products will be available at Kruidvat at the end of November.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Let me introduce you to...

My amazing lexling Paula! She has some awesome makeupskills, and lives all the way across the world in Brasil.  I think it will be really cool to see her makeup looks on here and read about brands from the other side of the world. I hope you will make her feel welcome and will give her lots of comments :)


Hello readers!
My name is Paula, I’m 29 y/o from Brazil, and Janny has invited me to post every now and then some of my makeup tips and looks.
I’ve been in love with makeup since I was a little kid. Back then, all my Barbies and my mom were my guinea pigs, now, I love doing it for friends on their special days.

I don’t usually wear makeup every day. I have very oily skin and I still haven’t found a good foundation which will withstand the whole day, and will not make me break out and would survive tropical weather. Lately I’ve been using Coastal Scents ‘Silk Cover Mineral Foundation’. It has a light coverage and disguises minor imperfections.

So, I reserve my makeup skills for when I go out with friends or when I’m feeling artisty. As you’ll see in my next posts.

Now, let me give you a little tour over my humble collection….

Here are my eyeshadow collections, some are from e-bay, some are NYX, some were gifts from friends (thank you Janny!!♥♥♥), some cream shadows, some gel-liners and the sample collection of Natura eyeshadows.

Here’s the open cases. The above is the 42 matte eyeshadows, below the 80 shimmer, and to the side the 120 pallette.

Here’s the NYX shadows. Some are essential colors like brown, mid-brown, and taupe.

Here are some Natura, Boujoirs and Essence sets.

Here’s the Natura sample set. I got it eons ago and they are still good. :))))

Well, I can’t wait to show you all what I’ve got.

Until next time,
Huggles to all!

Paula


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I hope Paula will love posting on the blog and will become a big part of Oh My Gosh. I think she will be an amazing addition to the blog, and I look forward to reading her posts. Thanx for for your first post Paula, hopefully, many more will follow! I've also asked my other lexlings, who live all over the world, if they may be interested in posting reviews about brands from their country once in a while, but let's start and see how this goes first :)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Something interesting in store...

Hey guys,

This is not a beautypost, but it's kinda beauty related.....

On monday I'll have a surprise for you, which I am really excited about, and will give this blog something extra.
If it works out, I might consider other options aswell......we'll see how it goes..

Curious?  Well, read the blog on monday! ;)

I'll leave you with a pocture of this sweet gift, my hubs came home with the day before yesterday. He said it reminded him of me...awwww.
In real life its a greenish grey, really lovely :)


Friday, October 22, 2010

Halloween Inspiration / Tutorials

Halloween isn't really big in the Netherlands, but I knew there still are quite a few people who like to throw a party and dress up anyway.

Since I don't have any days off to do some myself, here are some inspirations and tutorials for halloweenlooks for you....


One of the awesome looks by Jangsara , my favourite blog. She uses wigs and accesoiries to make every look perfect. She has done looks from elvira to marilyn monroe to lady gaga, but also looks like this one above. If you need inspiration, especially about colourcombos, go check her out!

Sugarskull totorial by Kronicles of a konader , she also has some other halloween tutorials on her blog.





Unzipped makeup tutorial by Petrilude , check out his other videos, he has made some really awesome (halloween)looks!



 Cat look by MissChievous, she has a lot of different looks on her site aswell, check her out!


No Halloween party for me this year, I will be working that day. I'll probably dress up though, something simple and practical...maybe little red riding hood :)

Are you going to a party? And will you be dressing up?

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Surprise Box of goodies

A while ago, there was a request at Enchanting Beauty, for an artist to design a birthcard. Since I'm married to someone who draws and paints and has lots of people running around with his designs on their bodies, I thought I'd ask him if he was interested. Sid had never done such a thing, be he said he'd like to do it, so I told Enchanting Beauty the same thing. Recently, the card was finished and because they wanted to thank Sid and Sid didn't want to be paid, they said they would send us a package with goodies.
And BOY did they!!
I still think that they shouldn't have, but I AM really really happy with the stuff they send me. I seriously had to pick my jaw up from the floor, when I opened the box.
Wanna see? (the goodies, not my jaw lying on the floor :P )

Need a moment? Beacause I sure as hell did! WOW, this is a lot of stuff!

Let me walk you through this enormous amount of stuff....

A Kenji tattoo stamp ( need to order the ink soon! really want to try it out)
Sugarpill fake lashes Dewdrop Kisses. (I used those in the Halloween Mermaid Look)
A testkit with eyecream and eye serum
NYX Glitter Mania Discoball and Blue
Colorclub Bewitching Halloween set...sooooo kewl, with awesome halloween nailart stickers!
NYX jumbo pencil Purple Velvet

SugarPill - Goldilux, best gold powder I've ever seen
Konad Special polishes Dark Red and Red Wine
Sugarpill Midori
Konad Special Princess polish Violet Pearl
Sleek I-Dust Spellbound

Konad Silk Therapy, really interested in this one!
Iloje Orange Vita Pure Peeling Gel
Iloje Orange Vita Foam Cleansing


Konad stampingplate with christmass images and one with halloween images, awesome!

Coastel Scents, Creative me #2 palette
Coastel Scents eyeshadow pencil, Vanilla Chocolate
Coastal Scents Passion Berry lipquad


Bead Tattoo KTG 24
Bead Tattoo KTG09
Essie Kiwi & Lime body and handlotion



So...with this package and my birthday hauls...I'll be busy doing a lot of testing for reviews and doing a lot of eotd's and notd's. :)