Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Coming up: 1 YR anniversary & Giveaway

On this saturday, I've been blogging for a whole year!
Ofcourse I want to celebrate this occassion, so I'll definately be doing a giveaway.

So keep your eyes on this blog, because I've already put some things together and I've added some Limited Editions aswell :)

I like the fact that my giveaway will start the day before Sinterklaas(international readers, you can look that one up on google ;)  ), which also has to do with someone giving away presents :)

I hope you will all participate!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Review & Swatches: Gosh Effect Powders part 5

As I've said before, Ive made pictures of swatches of my Gosh Effect Powders. I really didn't have right lighting, but hopefully, the pics turned out good enough for you to see the effects. It really is a shame that my cam makes the colours look bland, because they really are VERY pigmented, contrary to the pics.


Butterfly, Grape, Purple Rain, Plummy


Without flash:

Butterfly is a fabulous blueish purple colour, it tends to lean towards lilac in the jar. This effect powder is a duochrome, which means that it becomes a completely different colour on a black base. It then becomes a gorgeous more blueish colour.

Grape is a gorgeous dark purple with golden glitters. This is, as far as I know, a discon. If you can get your hands on it, I recommend that you do! A great colour for purple lovers.

With flash:

Purple Rain is a lighter purple, leaning towards lilac/pink with silver glitters. These glitters unfortunately create a lot of fallout, so beware.

Plummy is brownish colour with copper glitters. This is a great colour that goes perfectly with a lot of others. Definately one of my favs.


Musthaves:
Butterfly, this duochrome is definately a musthave. Not just for purple lovers, but also for blue lovers, or people who just want something special.
Grape, a gorgeous purple, but a discon.
Plummy, awesome brown colour with copper glitters, great colour to have in your stash

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Review & Swatches: Gosh Effect Powders part 4

As I've said before, Ive made pictures of swatches of my Gosh Effect Powders. I really didn't have right lighting, but hopefully, the pics turned out good enough for you to see the effects. It really is a shame that my cam makes the colours look bland, because they really are VERY pigmented, contrary to the pics.



Kiwi, Apple Jam, Greeny, Emerald


Without Flash:

Kiwi for some reason looks much darker in the jar on picture, but it's a light coloured green. It has a beautifull shine and reminds me of spring colours.

Apple Jam is one of my favourite effect powders. It almost looks like a duochrome, something between gold en green and with a brown or red undertone.


WIth Flash:

Greeny is another favourite. It is a much darker green, with a lot of goldgreen shimmer in it. It looks great in the crease and outer V.

Emerald is just a gorgeous emerald green with a great shine. As fas as I know though, this is a discon.



Musthaves:
Applejam is definately a musthave, it's a fabulous colour and it goes with almost anything. Especially if you like green, this is one effect powder that should be in your stash!
Greeny, because it's a great dark colour that isn't a black. So it won't give that harsh effect, and it will go perfect with greens.

Friday, November 26, 2010

EOTD: Beautiful People

Hello OhMyGosh readers :)

Today I want to share with you a look I saw on the canceled series Beautiful People with Mischa Barton. I don't know if you guys watched it or remember it, but there was one episode (there weren't many haha), the one with the gold GUCCI dress. There was this photoshoot where they wore this amazing eyes, silvery black with a hint of blue. I fell in love with it and had to make one like it.

>>> Here it is <<<

>>> And here's what I used <<<
















  As a base I used a dark blue gel liner and made the basic shape, on the lid and under. The trick I use when using a dark shadow base is to smudge the borders as much as I can to make the transition as smooth as possible.

On top of it I used the dark charcoal all over the lid, black on the outer V and under the eye. I used the silver as a highlight and used an eyeshadow by Coastal Scents no longer sold which is a sheer shimmery glittery silver all over the lid and specially on the inner corners. I also used a teal interference effect powder lightly over the lid to give it a little "color". I highlighted my brows with a pure white shadow.


I'm also wearing my favorite lashes I told you about. :))) You can notice that even tho I circled my eye entierly with a dark color I still used silver on top of it on the inner corners to lighten up and try to not to let the dark color close my eye too much. I think it made a very good compromise. It's still bright but dark at the same time.

I hope you all enjoyed it!

Until next time,
Huggles to all!

Paula

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Review & Swatches: Gosh Effect Powders part 3

As I've said before, Ive made pictures of swatches of my Gosh Effect Powders. I really didn't have right lighting, but hopefully, the pics turned out good enough for you to see the effects. It really is a shame that my cam makes the colours look bland, because they really are VERY pigmented, contrary to the pics.

 This post is about the blue colours I own:

Blue Diamond, Sea Me, Bluebell , Aquatic, Azure


Without flash:

Blue Diamond is a light blue with a golden shine. It's a great colour if you always think of the 80's when you see blue eyeshadow. This one will definately change you idea about blue!

Sea Me is a semi darker blue with super tiny glitter in it. A great colour that goes with almost any other blue.


With flash:

Bluebell is kind of like a baby blue, a bit pastel. It has a lot of little silver glitters in it.

Aquatic is one of my favourites, it's definately a peacock blue.You all know how I feel about the colours of a peacockfeather ;)


Azure is another one of my favourites, it's a great turquoise green/blue mix, a perfect mermaid colour.


Musthaves:
I seriously recommend Aquatic, because it's a peacockblue, d0h. Azure, because it's a special greenblue, that most people don't have in their stash and works great with other colours.
And maybe Blue Diamond, because it's a different kind of blue, because of the golden shine.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Review & Swatches: Gosh Effect Powders part 2

As I've said before, Ive made pictures of swatches of my Gosh Effect Powders. I really didn't have right lighting, but hopefully, the pics turned out good enough for you to see the effects.
It really is a shame that my cam makes the colours look bland, because they really are VERY pigmented, contrary to the pics.

This part is about the yellow/red/pink tones I own:


Glamour, Sunstone, Fox, Rose Gold, Rosewood


Without flash:

Glamour is a light orange shade with golden glitter. It reminds me a bit of Gold Dust. In the jar it looks like orange, but a closer look shows you the glitter and the swatch gives you a warm golden colour.

Sunstone is a bit salmon coloured in the jar, but it's more of a ligt orange on the skin It does have that salmon shine to it though, just a bit.

 With flash:

Fox is a soft red with red glitters in it, if you look at the jar. But on the skin the glitters appear to be silver. This red looks almost metallic with a great shine if you use it wet or unblended.

Rose Gold is a soft pink with a golden shine. It has really really tiny golden glitters in it. A gorgeous colour for pink lovers!



Rosewood is a nice combination between pink and red. It's like a softer version of Fox.


Musthaves:
Honestly, these are the ones less used in my stash. I think I'd recommend Fox and Rosewood, because they are easy to use as red, without having the 'i-'ve-cried-my-eyes-out-look', and I'd recommend RoseGold for the pink lovers.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Review & Swatches: Gosh Effect Powders part 1

As I've said before, Ive made pictures of swatches of my Gosh Effect Powders. I really didn't have right lighting, but hopefully, the pics turned out good enough for you to see the effects.

This first post is about the lighter and silver colours I own:


Sky, Gold Dust, Steel, Holographic Silver, Paradise



Swatches without a flash:


Without a flash, the effect powders don't really show the gorgeous shine they all have.
I might try again in the summer ;)


You can see that Sky has a gritty substance, which I don't particulalry like. It does have a nice white colour, which can be used as a highlight. The gritty pieces tend to create fallout though, and don't feel very nice to your skin.

Gold Dust doesn't really reflect to well without a flash, and isn't really visible. I like using it as a highlighter, the little golden glitters in it, really give it something special. On the pictures with a flash, you can better see the shine it gives, but the glitters don't really show up on the swatches, they are really tiny though, and they don't feel bad on your skin.

Swatches with flash:

Steel is an awesome silver colour with a metallic efffect. I really like this one because it gives a different effect, than the other effect powders. This is the only one I own that has that metallic shine.


Holographic Silver is really hard to catch right on a picture. It's a dark grey with holographic glitters in it. Or at least, glitters in all kinds of colours. I love this EP, even though I've read a lot of reviews of people not liking it. Apparantly, some people don't get the holographic effect, or have lots of fallout. Well, I used this on a sticky base, and I've never really had a problem with it. I love the effect it gives, when the light hits it. I tried to capture it on a picture, the last one shows a bit of the glitters lighting up in different colours.

With flash, from the side

Paradise is a golden colour with a hint of olivegreen. It's a very different kind of colour, one I can really recommend. I don't use this one as a highlighter below my brows, but I use it in the inner eyecorner instead. It goed well with a lot of different colour, because it seems to change a bit when you use other colours next to it.

Musthaves:
Gold Dust if you're looking for a special highlighter.
Steel if  you want a great silver colour.
Paradise if you are looking for special colours
(Holographic Silver, if you're into glitters)

Monday, November 22, 2010

Coming up thisweek!

This week, I'll post blogs with swatches of all the Gosh Effect Powders that I own.
There are quite a lot, so I've decided to post them in different blogs.

I have 23 Gosh Effect Powders, yes, seriously.
Some are new, some are discons. Some I've bought in the stores at full prize or at the buy one get one free sale, but mostly are bought online from other people. Saved my quite some money with that ;)

So finally I have done what came out of the poll on the blog, made swatches of the effect powders. I didn't have the best op lighting, but I did my best, and most pictures turned out good enough to be able to see the great effect of these powders.

I hope you'll enjoy!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

EOTD Winter Silver

Hello OhMyGosh Readers :)

Today I want to share one of my all times favorite looks.

Most of my favorite makeup looks were created out of sheer inspirational boredom. This is why my hair won't always be good, actually it will rarely happen. lol

>> For this look I used these <<

I used the black grey scale of the 120 palette and the blushes from the 46 palette. A little of the black too but not too much, I wanted this look to be soft and shiny.

>>> Here's the details <<<


I used the light silver color in the first 2/3 of the eye, overlapped the true silver on it and through the other 3rd. I made the outer V with the charcoal shiny gray and intensified the borders with a little black. I used the white to highlight my brows and illuminate the inner corner. Also, I used a light shinny gray on top to make it more shiny. I'm using my favorite lashes here. They look incredibly natural and when I bought these on eBay, I got two b/c I never want to be without those. :)))))

>>> Here's the finished look <<<

I also used an eyeshadow by Coastal Scents no longer sold which is a sheer shimmery glittery silver all over the lid after the look was done. That can be replaced by any effect powder with some fine silver glitter in it.

I hope you all enjoyed it!

Until next time,
Huggles to all!

Paula

Friday, November 19, 2010

NOTD: China Glaze, Awakening, Mummy May I

This NOTD was done with the gorgeous China Glaze polish Mummy May I, from the Awakening collection.
I haven't worn this polish before, so it was time to show it to you all.
Don't mind the glitter on my fingers..that's what you egt when you have to clean up glitterpolish.

  I first applied one thin coat, which is a purple with magenta/pink glitters in it.


Then I applied a second, thicker coat, which made the polish look black with magenta/pink glitter.
On the pics it looks more like a dark purple though, which it probably is.

This is a gorgeous polish, which applies easy and dries normally. I haven't used a topcoat, because it's not gritty enough to be annoying. It's actually pretty smooth for a glitter polish.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

First time making sushi..

Last saturday, I had the whole day off.... I had the whole weekend off, which I don't get a lot. Also, it was a weekend where we didn't have any plans to go out. Once in a while, that alone is something that can make me look forward to it sooooooo badly. So we decided to have pyjamaweekend. :)

On saturday we decided to make sushi, which I've never done before.
This is how the table looked when we started....just all the ingredients we thought we wanted to use.


This is what I saw, when I looked next to the table.... Loki tried to hypnotize me in givimg him the fish, Greebo was planning a raid or something. Odin was somwhere else in the room, trying to figure out if why we were in the kitchen. Odin isn't that smart...


Rolling a sushi....see how Greebo is lurking there?
And yes, I love fisheggs, sue me.

Loki is much more bold in his plans to conquer the fish..
Oh btw, see that bathrobe? That's me. I told you it was pyjamaweekend! Yeah , I know a bathrobe isn't a pyjama, but my 'pyjamas' tend to be skimpy outfits, and those are cold :P

Look look look! *proud* My first selfmade sushi...and it even looks edible!
*takes a bow*

When tasting the sushi we came to 2 conclusions:
1. red union was not a flavour we wanted in our sushi. So I peeled them out with my sticks and put in cucumber instead.
2. my sushimaking skills weren't fabulous yet: they were a bit too big, which made eating them not so easy and we were pretty filled up, pretty fast. Next time, I'm making them snacksize.

Still, they were quite tasty and they were gorgeous to look at:
Suship0rn!

Okay, now I'm getting hungry....

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Review & EOTD: Essence Metallics: Nothing Else Metals palette

This is an EOTD I made with the Nothing Else Metals palette from the LE Metallics collection by Essence.



First of all, I've had Essence palettes that didn't have much pigmentation and dissapeared during the day, but even though these colours are soft and light, they ARE pretty pigmentated. They stayed on ALL day during the workday, on just Hema base. So now we've gotten that out of the way, let's take a closer look at the colours.


The first one on the left, is a very nice highlight colour. It's a soft nudish colour with a golden shine.
The one next to that one, is a very nice golden colour with a hint of olive in it. There are tiny golden shimmers in it, that show up on the skin. Not much, but they are there.
The on on the bottom left, is olive toned silver....or a silvertoned green..I'm not sure, hahaha. On the skin it looks more like a goldengreen to me.
The on on the bottom right is a black(or a very darkgreen?) with copper shimmers in it. The shimmers are visible on skin, but are very easily wiped away, which is a bit of a shame. When you blend your colours, you also blend away the shimmers. This is a a bit crumblier then the rest aswell.
The gelliner on the bottom looks like a brown, but is mixed with grey or green somehow which makes it a softer colour.

I like the colours a lot, and they compliment my eyecolour, which is a weird mix between greyblue and green with brownspots :P

 I used the second colour all over my eyelid. Then I used the bottomleft in and above my crease. They are both very soft to the skin and apply easily. Even though they appear soft in colour, they still have a beautifull shine to them.


I used the first colour as a highlighter below my brows and towards the rest of my eye. It gives a beautifull soft golden shine to the skin.

 I applied the darker colour in my outer V and a bit extra in the crease. Thi one is a bit harder to apply evenly, probably because it's a bit chunkier due to the shimmers. I blended it a bit to tone it down, and the shimmers dissapeared on me.

Below my eyes I applied the second colour in my inner eye corner, and some Gosh velvet touch eyeliner Metallic Brass on the rest. This fits perfectly with the colours of the palette by the way!
Above my upperlashes I also applied the gelliner of the palette, which was very easy to use and glided on my skin like butter.(ieeeuuuwww butter on my eye!, okay, you catch my drift, right?) Anyway, the liner is of a nice soft greybrown colour or seomthing like it, lol, and really colpiments the rest of the palette.

All in all a very nice palette for 3,79 euros I think it was. I also have the Copper Rulez!, which I had first bought for a giveaway, but I'm now fighting with myself to try it out and keep it..... we'll see. And don't worry, I've bought some of the metallic polishes for a giveaway aswell.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Review & Swatches: Essence Metallics Nailpolishes

As promised, here are swatches of the LE Metallics collection. I've used al 5 colours on my nails, so you can see them all next to eachother. Yes, 5 , because I found one no. 2 bottle in Amsterdam, and boy was I glad that I did!

Iron Goddess, Copper Rulez!, Steel Me, Nothing Else Metals, Metal Battle


I've applied the colours in the same order as they are shown in the picture above.


Iron Goddess is a soft brown colour with a metallic shine. It's not really my kind of colour, but I expect a lot of people will like this colour. It's a bit to boring for me. The magnet worked perfect on this one, I tried the diagonal way, and it went fine. I expect the vertical and horizontal ways to be fine aswell. Although I think horizontally might be a bit more difficult since the polish strechs a bit while applying. I suspect vertically to be very easy. The applying of the colour was very easy, one coat covers all and it dries very fast. Be sure to have the magnet near you if you want to use it.

Copper Rulez! is a dark brown with a fantastic copper shimmer in it. This colour really screams Steampunk at me, I love it! This colour was one of the easiest to try with the magnet. I suspect that the shimmers in it are much more magnetic, wich makes the stripes appear much easier. The stripes are pretty dark and give a great contrast. I suspect all 3 different ways for the magnet to be used will be great and easy. The application of this polish was easy and it also dried very fast.


Steel Me is a nice dark grey polish with silver shimmer in it. This one was the second one that was very easy to use the magnet on. Immediately the darker stripes appeared. I once again suspect it to be the shimmers in this polish, making it easier to use. Application was like the rest.

Nothing Else Metals is a very unusual colour. It's kinda like a light golden mossy green. Or something..lol. Anyway, I like it! The stripes were a bit lighter on this one, and it's effect is more similar to Iron Goddess. I suspect this one to be easier if you use vertical stripes. I'm not sure though :) Application was easy peasy.


Metal Battle is a very nice dark colour with dark blue shimmers in them. They aren't very noticable on the nails unfortunately unless you're in the sun. This is a gorgeous polish which is NOT magnetic. SO trying that would be foolish :P



Now I have been reading reviews where people did not get stripes on Steel Me, which amazed me. Be sure to hold the magnet very close to the nail and move the magnet in the way you want the stripes..OR..move you nail that way. If you hold the magnet horizontally, thats the way the magnetic stripes will be shown on your nail. If you're interested in seeing them: apply a small amount of polish on the magnet and whipe it over it with a cottonswap and some remover. When I bumped my nails on it, that's how I saw the appear :)

All in all, great polish, great colours and funny nail art. I must say the nail art is something you should have some experience with, or you'll probably end up bumping your nails on the magnet a few times. Still, it's a funny result. But, even if you don't like th nail art, the polishes in itself are of a gorgeous colour AND they dry amazingly fast. Always handy to have some of those laying around ;)


Tomorrow I'll post a blog about aan eyeshadow palette from this collection! So stay tuned!