mardi 29 juillet 2014

Decluttering My Makeup Collection 2014

I've been trying to clean up my makeup collection attempting to organize it. No gonna lie it's not easy!
I thought I would share the process with you as it might motivate others to go through what they have and give away, sale or get rid of part of their collection too!
I'm planning on doing a blog sale soon (when I'm done with the process!) but for now here are the videos I did so far:

The cheek products (blushes, bronzers, etc)  - click here

Hope you enjoy!
Em :)

samedi 26 juillet 2014

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream: Collection, Review and Lip Swatches

Hey there! Today I'm sharing with you my NYX soft matte lip creams collection! The are amazing lip products, go on creamy and dry to matte formula. 
It's more a mousse formula than a liquid one!
They smell like cake goodness and last about 3-4h on my lips (basically till I eat!)

I love wearing them when I know I won't eat, if I have an event or I'm taking pictures!

Cairo, Athens, Zurich, Cannes, Prague, Ibiza, Morocco, Copenhagen and Transylvania

Cairo: Really light nude shade a little on the warm side. I would only wear it during winter without a tan if I wear a smokey eye!

Athens: Light nude peachy pink shade!

Zurich: Darker nude pink shade on the warm side.

Cannes: Beautiful mauvy nude!

Prague: Mid tone mauve shade. Perfect shade if you're interested in trying purple lips!

Ibiza: Mid tone corally pink shade!

Morocco: It's one of my favorite of the new shades! It's a stunning orangy red and it's actually pretty close in color to Lime Crime Velvetines in Suedeberry!

Copenhagen: Dark purple shade with a hint of burgundy!

Transylvania: True vampy shade! This is a really dark purple!

Stockholm, London, Tokyo, Buenos Aires, Milan, Antwerp, San Paulo, Amsterdam, Addis Ababa and Monte Carlo

Stockholm: Nude peach. Cooler than Athens and Zurich!

London: Browny nude. Similar to Wet n Wild Bare it All lipstick!

Tokyo: Really light pink shade!

Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires: Light creamsicle shade!

Milan: Mid tone mauvy pink!

Antwerp: Pretty coral shade!

San Paulo
San Paulo: Easy to wear pinky red shade!

Amsterdam: True red - not too warm not too cool!

Addis Ababa
Addis Ababa: For some reason I can't seem to upload the picture on here of this shade without having this white flash -_- Check out my youtube video or instagram pictures for the real color but it's supposed to be the same color as the sides! It's a beautiful bright pink shade!

Monte Carlo
Monte Carlo: Darker than Amsterdam and more pinky red!

Hope you enjoy!

Em :)

PS I filmed a swatch videos:

mercredi 16 juillet 2014

New Facebook Page!! :)

Hello ladies!

I just started a Facebook page and I would love to see you there :)

I feel like a it's a quick, easy and fun way to interact and I can't wait to talk to you!

Em :)

dimanche 6 juillet 2014

NYX Matte Lipsticks - Nudes and Pinks!

Here's part 2 of the NYX matte lipsticks!

NYX Matte Lipsticks - L-R: Nude, Pale Pink, Hippie Chic, Euro Trash, Tea Rose, Audrey, Summer Breeze, Natural and Whipped Caviar.
If you prefer watching the video: 

The important part here is the fact that the lighter shades are white base. Which means they can wash you out if you have a tan and they accentuate any lines or dry patches on your lips!

NYX Matte Lipsticks - L-R: Nude, Pale Pink, Hippie Chic, Euro Trash, Tea Rose, Audrey, Summer Breeze, Natural and Whipped Caviar.

The packaging isn't the best - while trying to take the picture of the lipsticks 2 of them kept going down! - but for 5-6$ I'm impressed by the quality of the lipstick itself.

Nude: Not what I would call a nude at all it's more of a light creamsicle orange color. It looks better on picture than in real life! It's hard to pull off with its white base and it emphasize lines and dry patches!

Pale Pink
Pale Pink: Another shade that looks better in picture than in person. I actually like the shade how it looks on the picture but in real life again white base and crazy lines! In pictures, lovely light pink!

Hippie Chic
Hippie Chic: Last color that is fun but white base. It's even brighter than Nude and on my lips it almost look a hint more coral!

From now on all the lipsticks go on creamy and no white base!

Euro Trash
Euro Trash: This is the exact reason I do these lip swatches videos and blog posts. Online it didn't look like this at all! It's a lovely brown shade if you have darker skin tone but on me it's a bit much.

Tea Rose
Tea Rose: Lovely mauvy pink shade that will look gorgeous on everyone and that I will clearly wear this fall! It's more pink than Natural and Whipped Caviar.

Audrey: Mid tone pink that surprisingly looks good on me! Must be because there's some mauve in it!

Summer Breeze
Summer Breeze: Another surprise for me I didn't expect this pink to look good! It's a good way to start wearing bright pink.

Natural: There's just enough pink in this browny mauve shade so I can feel comfortable to wear it. If you have a tan or a darker skin tone this would look even better on you!

Whipped Caviar
Whipped Caviar: Browny mauve. I'm on the fence with this one for myself. I know it would look better on darker skin tone but I might try and wear it this fall!

Hope you enjoy!

Em :)