20 Apr 2012

Artemis of the Wildland

Hi! :)

After a long time I created another Etsy treasure list. It's called Artemis after my favourite Greek goddess. Artemis is one of the virgin goddesses and her twin brother is the sun god Apollo. She is connected with moon, wild animals, hunt, childbirth etc. Her Roman counterpart is Diana.


Enjoy,

Petra x

9 Apr 2012

Spring Lips

As the spring arrives people tend to swap their wintertime perfumes for something "lighter", and when it comes to lip-products I think most of us gravitate to more sheer lipsticks, lip-glosses etc.

I chose three that I think are great for spring and summer.

Skinfood, Revlon, Holika Holika.
Skinfood, Revlon, Holika Holika.

Skinfood, Revlon, Holika Holika.


Vita Tok Lipstick by Skinfood

I got this sheer lipstick in colour RD01, which is Cherry Drink. These lipsticks are described as watercolours, and I can't really explain why, but the name fits. It is a very glossy lipstick with no shimmer or glitter. It smells very fruity, but the scent is not overpowering. As it's sheer reapplying is necessary every hour or two.



ColorBurts Lip Butter by Revlon

I guess there is no need to introduce this product, as it was (and still is) all over the beauty blogosphere.
I have the colour 050, Berry Smoothie. Even though this is definitely a cool violet pink, I think this would suit anyone. It smells like butter cookies or something like that, but thankfully the scent is almost not there. I don't like food scents!
It's very sheer and again it needs to be reapplied every hour or so. I love this colour! :)



Holy Berry Tint by Holika Holika

This is a lip-tint, which means the product soaks into your lips and stays much longer. I usually apply two or three layers and it stays for hours! It smells like wild strawberries. :)
I noticed YSL introduced a new product that's quite similar to this one, not the same though. The YSL one is a gloss-tint, this is just a tint. So if you don't have money for YSL, this might be a cheaper alternative.
I have it in colour 2, Raspberry.



Happy Easter!

Petra xx

5 Apr 2012

MAC Fluidline - Blitz&Glitz

Hi Gilrs,

as you could guess from the name of this post, I will continue in reviewing MAC products. Today I have for you a really great thing. One of my favourites products - Fluidline from MAC. This liquid liner is super smooth but working with this one is really a pleasure. You can draw the first line to see the shape of the line and then add layers for more distinct colour, work with the shape, retouch it easily with wet cotton bud - flexibility is the main characteristic of this product. Once you finish your line and it dries, it will stay on its place for ages with the same intensity and shape, no smudging or creasing.  The finish is really silk and soft, there is no such thing as "too much" with Fluidline. As it is typical for MAC there are many eye catching colours from really rich dark black, blue, brown variations to deep violet with red pearls (I am crazy about this one, and I think I can't resist any longer:-) ).



I decided for the Blitz & Glitz colour combination. This colour is described as an intense black with gold pearls. I would say this black in really deep dark black, but there is something in this colour that doesn't make the black so harsh and stand up so much. It always helps to complete my look but it never captures all the attention in the spot where applied. This is the reason why I bought it. Don't get me wrong, the black is really super black :-) not shades of gray or dull shades of black. But this ability to be strong but delicate is exactly the right thing for me. 




Inside of the jar the small golden bits are a little bit visible. They are more distinct on swatches below, they sparkle really nice in the direct sun.


The golden bits are almost invisible on the day light, but this changes as soon as the sun comes out. 

Day light
I adore the golden pearl effect, it is so elegant but modest.
Direct sun light

Artificial light



I enjoy this product so much, it is easy to apply or take off, it last forever without need to reapply and most of all I love the fact that the colour is really fine but the golden bits add a bit of glamour.

Zu xx

18 Mar 2012

Lhasa & Diamond Life - Nars Spring 2012 Collection

I'm usually not the biggest fan of Spring/Summer collections in general. I don't like the colours, pastels just aren't my thing. But NARS Spring 2012 Collection is different, there is even a very red lipstick that is more typical for autumn or winter. I got two things from this collection, Lhasa single eye-shadow and Diamond Life nail polish.



The nail polish is metallic violet/lilac. It applies very easily, stays for quite a long time, and removes easily as well. I applied only one layer, quite thick though, and you can see that it comes out a bit darker than it looks in the bottle. On the middle finger I applied one layer of Nubar Gem over the Diamond Life.



Lhasa is a beautiful colour! It's a shimmering lavender grey. It doesn't crease at all and it is nicely pigmented. I'm head over heels in love with this eye-shadow! :)

Natural light.


Direct sunlight.
Happy Ostara! :)

Petra
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