Monday, 17 December 2012

Products that aren't worth the hype and NOTD

Hello lovely readers!!!
The tricky thing about trying out products is that sometimes you are going to run into some stuff that can be pretty disappointing. 

My experience have included a few products but here they are. I didn't completely hated all of the products some just didn't work as good as I expected.



Starting from the victoria 3 in 1 eye make-up remover. This one was truly awful not because it didn't took off my make-up but because when it got into my eyes it was really painfully and uncomfortable. Don't get it, it is really bad.
Next to it is the shiseido sunscreen with 30 SPF which I think broke me off and I was really sad because this was actually a very price product. I don't know if other people broke out using this but I think some people really liked it so...
Anyway next is the sunsilk leave-in cream for dry hair. This product is not awful, it is just that it weight down my hair much more than the other similar product I have been using but other than this it was good.
Behind the sunsilk leave-in cream is the victoria nail polish remover with which it literally took hours to get my nail polish out of my nails. Doesn't worth your money.
Last but not least is the avon clearskin cleanser for problematic skin. I don't know if it they still have it but I remember that when I was using it (now I use it for cleaning my brushes), it was really breaking me out.   

And here are my nails for today : 


Thank you for reading 
I will be posting soon 
Kisses!!!

Friday, 7 December 2012

My Winter Nighttime Routine

Hello lovely readers!!!
I've watching this tag a lot on youtube and a I've finding it really interesting. So keep reading if you want to find about my winter nighttime routine...


These are the products I use every night before I go to bed. The steps I follow are those :



  • Firstly get my hair out of my face




  • Then it's time for teeth brushing 


  •  And mouthwash


  •  Then taking off my contact lenses

  •  Then washing my face with the tea tree oil skin clearing facial wash by the body shop


  •  Then using the tea tree oil skin clearing toner by the body shop as well


  •  Next the clinique dramatically different moisturizing gel


  •  And last for my face the spot treatment the tea tree oil by the body shop


  • Cuddling with Miou is always essential for a good nighttime routine !!!



  •  Lighting a nice perfumed candle or burning some nicely scented essential oil

  • Brew some nice hot tea or have your favorite hot beverage !!!




  • Lastly reading a great book (for example Silmarillion by Tolkien) 
Goodbye everyone, have a good night's sleep!!!

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Empties volume 2

My finished products were more this time. So of these products some I liked, some I didn't like but here is everthing.



Most of these products I have talked before. 
  • The Daily exfoliating shower scrub was also in my beautiful budget of 20 is really a great scrub, easily accessible, smells really nice and leaves skin renewed and moisturized. 
  • Next is the Woo tpo coat. Now I didn't really finished this product and the reason is that it was really dissapointing. When I picked it up I was just looking for a cheap top coat but this one. I really didn't like it. It was as if there was no top coat at all on my nails. The lasted maximum for two days (ridiculous)  and the top coat itself got dry really fast. So save your money and get the amazing essence top coat here.
  • The timotei is officially my favorite conditioner is the only way that my hair can be shiny, smooth and smell amazing untill the next time I take a shower. It works intantly so this is definitelly one more plus (I bet none likes staying with conditioner for hours), but I'll be doing a better review of it when I will be making another hair post (tried some new stuff).
  • The Priorities body milk in sugar babes vanilla ice was one more product that I picked up for being expensive. I was going through a very phase were my skin was really dry after shaving and I needed a moisturizer. The moisture it provided was nothing special and my skin felt like it was burning (but this is a problem I get in generall with sost scented body cremes). So I don't know whether I should recomend this creme. If you are like me and have the same problem don't use it (a great alternative is the intensive body lotion by avon care) but if you don't have this problem then I would say give it a try, just don't expect a very rich lotion.
  • Max factor miracle touch foundation. I know it is a very old product but in generall I don't really finish my foundation fast mainly because I have to change all the time I get tanned and white very easily so most of my product are used based on the season. But the problem with this foundation was that it was really dark formy skin. Ather than that it was really good it mattiffied my face and was not letting it get oily throughout the day. Although I don't really know how it would work on a dry skin.
  • The shisara cream is something I've talked about before. But all in all is great cream with SPF and the perfect amount of hydration. It is also very cheap. it hydrated my face perfectly.
  •  Two mascaras the nivea extreme resist volume and 24hr hold and the maybelline collosal express (which smells to me like honey). Both of these mascaras where really good apart from the fact that I could get the nivea one off my eyelashes. But I guess if you are looking for a really waterproof mascara this is your thing.
  • Syoss anti-crease dry shampoo. The only you can get in a supermarket in Greece. It is not perfect it may not last all day but it is the cheapest version of dry shampoo in Greece and the diffrence in quality with the sephora equivalent isn't that big so I prefer it.
  • The clinique line for acne is my favourite treatment for my acne and skincare products as well so I definitelly recomend them (the dramatically diffrent moisturizing gel, the anti-blemish solutions foam cleanser and the anti-blemish solutions lotion).
  • The palmolive thermal spa beauty soft with orange oil was definitelly one of my really beloved product and I was so sad when it finished. You have to try it. Whenever I was taking a shower The whole bathroom was smelling so good!!! The scent was lasting the whole day and the consistensy was really rich and luxurious. Really good product.
  • Syoss Shine Boost Conditioner. This conditioner really surprised me. It is not as hydrating as the timotei one but I think it makes your hair a tiny bit more shine and smells awesume. 
  • Organics Smooth and straight hair. I didn't really liked this product and this is why it took me solong to finfish it. It didn't apper to do anything but weight down my hair.
  • Lastly the body shop skin clearing lotion from their tea tree collection. A great affordable solution for blemishes. I think in generall this collection is great for problematic skin. This lotion in particular did some diffrence on my skin. It didn't work miracles but it did had numerous positive effects.
That's all for today
Thank you for reading.

I leave you with some great music to enjoy


Thursday, 8 November 2012

My week in fotos #1




  • Miou is sleeping









  • Cooking curry chicken with rice.













  • Brunch with hot dog and coffee










  • Miou sniffing my favorite coffee (gingerbread and cinnamon cappuccino by coffeway)


  • Playing twister with friends.




  • Miou the kitty just woke up.


  • Amazing frozen yogurt  with brownies, white chocolate, pomegranate and sprinkles yum!


  • Tasty salad.


  • Chicken club sandwich with pita (pita tou pappou).


  • Making hot dogs.


  • Troll candy.


  • Cookies by the extremely sweet mother of Michel in raping paper!!!


  • Kitty looking weird at my sims 2 game play.


  • The reason I have been doing nothing productive this week.


  • Mint tea, cookies, chocolate and magazine (this issue of mirror was really good).


  • Pizza and cocktail time with friends 


  • Cocktails!!!


  • Pizza and chips!!!



  • My healthy idea for breakfast : black coffee and unsweetened cereal with milk. 


  • Goody bag from the vet for the kitty.


  • The inside of the bag. Miou loved this dry food from science plan.



  • I did my nails using this amazing nail polish by essence from the vampire love limited edition the dawn is broken.









  • Cosmopolitan magazine of this month.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

October favorites

Hello,
This month's favourites may be a bit of a disappointment, because I really didn't use that much new products. My main skincare and haircare routine have been the same pretty much and I haven't been using that much make-up. But the products that I'll speak of have really caught my attention and made my life easier.



  • Starting from left first comes the clinique 7 day scrub cream and is amazing. Until now I thought that my skin could never react good to a scrub but this scrub has really help my skin which is at an awful state (acne) and I am still working at it.
  • The korres lip balm with mandarin is my favourite for quite some time now and when I first got I thought it wouldn't be moisturising enough but it proved perfect. The colour is great the moisture is also great and the colour payoff is awesome. I really can't find anything bad about it. Definitely recommended.
  • The Bic soleil lady shaving gel has been my ultimate love this month. It makes the skin much smother and delays the growing of the hair. Really a great product.
  • Last but not least comes the sunsilk co-creations leave-on cream from dry hair. I got this because I haven't found the pantene aqua light leve-in conditioner. So far this has been a good dupe but all in all I prefer the pantene one just because it's in a sprey and you can apply it in both wet and dry hair.
Thank you all for reading!!!

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Wishlist #1

Wishlist #1

Wishlist #1 by olgaolis featuring fringe moccasins

I love doing wish lists, I think it helps me prioritise the things I really want and the thinks that, in time are shown to not worth the hype.

  • I have been wanting the naked 2 pallet for quite some time now but never got around to it. I was amazed with the colours of it when it first came out but in general I am someone that doesn't spend a lot of money over make-up, this pallet though is among my certain buys, someday...
  • Longchamp bag. I think this colour is no longer available but I think that it would look lovely in burgundy. This bag has also been a wanted item for some time and I think I'll start saving for one some time soon.
  • Next are those amazing moccasins by minnetonka that are soo cute. I have a passion for flats and I find that I get to use them much more than high heels. That doesn't mean I don't like heels by any means, but when it comes to clothing for me comfort is a big factor. 
  • I found about the David and Goliath brand through missglamorazzi a great youtuber and since I got in their website I have found my favourite sweatshirt. Except from the we will wok you shirt, they make many other really funny and smart shirts, howdies, pjs and accessories so check them out.
  • Next is a baublebar beautiful rose gold bracelet. I don't really like gold so I was amazed at how much I like rose gold and white gold.
  • Last comes the burgundy parka and I have been wanting a parka since last year but as many other things I never got around to finding one that would worth its money.

Thank you for reading, I really enjoyed doing this wish list post and I think I will be doing more. 
Let me know if you liked it!!! 


Friday, 26 October 2012

I love Drugstore Make-up tag

Hello everyone!!!
I decided to do the I love Drugstore Make-up tag that is on you tube at the moment.
Being a university student 90% of my make-up are drugstore so this is a tag that is quite made for the make-up that I wear.

1. What is your favourite drugstore makeup brand?
Essence, no doubt, is the cheapest and in my opinion best drugstore in my country. 

2. What are your favourite face, cheek and lip products?

My favourite face product is the bb cream by maybelline, for the cheeks I really like the Cynthia Rowley for avon blush in peony pink and for the lips I really like the Hawaiian tropic Aloha Kiss Island Berry Lip Gloss .

3. Least favourite product?

Avon's long lasting lipstick, too drying.

4. What is the best makeup bargain?

I don't know if you can get it now any more but for me it is the pupa doll make-up pallet. You have great quality eyeshadows, lip glosses and blushes all in one.

5. What is your favourite underdog product? (Something you love that often gets overlooked?)

The I love stage eye shadow base by essence.

6. A drugstore product that is overpriced?

Here in Greece I think maybelline mascaras are way overpriced.

7. Show your best drugstore dupe(s)!!

I don't know really, the truth is I never try to find a dupe for a product I just try to get the best product for the best price.

8. Drugstore product that isn't worth the hype?

Beauty Line eyeshadows.

Sunday, 14 October 2012

My extremely late september favorites

                                                        Better late than ever right?
                                                Here are my favourites for this month.



  • First (from left to right) comes the clinique dramatically different moisturising gel from clinique and I have been loving this so much that I got myself the big size.
  • Next comes the erre due exclusive nail polish. This nail polish was a gift by a magazine and the number doesn't show so I can't really help you there, but it is a very beautiful wine colour. If I had to guess I'd say the number is 33.
  • This month I have been really enjoying the intensive body lotion from avon care for extra dry skin and I really like using this in the areas I have shaved while I am bathing. Now I may have extremely oily skin and skull but the skin on my body is very dry and it gets much worse after I have shaved so hydrating cream is a must. However no matter what kind of hydrating cream I use, if it has perfume on it,  it makes my skin extremely itchy and painful. On the contrary nothing like this happens with this cream and the hydration is great.
  • Next to it is the 2 in 1 volume mascara by essence for which I've talked before here, but this is a great mascara and I love how you have the option to use either the brush with more or less product. You can really experiment and use it in different ways.
  • No matter how good the unscented lotions are for certain parts of my body, I could never say no to a yummy scented body lotion like the relaxing body milk with vanilla and honey by apivita which smells soooooooo good. Fresh and sweet at the same time and you only need the smallest amount to cover big areas. Loving this body lotion.
  • Beneath it, is an essence colour and go nail polish in a beautiful grey-purple-brown shade and the name is 34 walk of fame.
  • The next nail polish by essence is from the vampire's love collection in 04 the dawn is broken and it is a soft grey colour with tiny silver glitter in it, Loving it.
  • The lip gloss is from priorities and it is a favourite of mine that I have rediscovered lately and I love it, the shade is No23 Pink Bride and the perfect pinkish nude shade, the colour is also really pigmented and the applicator is also pretty good. The only downside is that it is sticky.
  • I have been looooooooooooooving this top coat. I have seriously never tried such good a top coat before. It preserved the colour on my nails for about week, it dries fast, leaves my nails glossy and is overall great. Definitely recommended. The name is essence quick dry top coat.
  • The conditioner I have been using lately by herbal essence is pretty good and helps with the straightening of my hair. I did not believe that it would do what it says but it has prove itself to me and I am amazed with how good this works along with some other products. But it also works great as a simple conditioner for my very dry ends.
  • I have also been using this sunsilk shampoo for dry hair and the reason I have been liking it especially is that although it was moisturising it didn't had a thick consistency so it hydrated my hair without weighting them down.
  • Next is my skincare routine by essence which I am just going to mention here without saying that it works miracles because I have been only using it for some weeks now so I can't be sure. But so far it is helping with my breakouts. I use the anti-spot wash cream gel, the antispot gel and the anti-spot facial toner.
Thank you for reading !!!

Friday, 28 September 2012

Empties Volume 1

I have been reading some "Empties" posts recently and I thought it was a great idea to copy. :)
These are some of my old empties for which I would like to talk about :




  • I'll start with the musk shower gel from priorities which was actually a gift with a magazine a long time ago. I do really like the musk scents so I can't say I loved it, but the texture of it was not bad. All in all though I think there are much better shower gels out there.
  • Next to it is the Rainforest moisture conditioner which I've talked about a thousand times and is pretty good, especially when combined with the Rainforest moisture shampoo. Both by the body shop.
  • The Impulse deodorant that I got from Germany was awesome. I was really sad when it finished because I don't think they sell it here. A great product, lasts for AGES, great smell and really affordable if there is a store that sells it near you, give it a try.
  • The Clinique anti-blemish solutions (the second step from the 3 steps line) which I've talked so many times about and is amazing.
  • The melana shower gel is a shower gel that I found in one of the stores of Hondos Center and it was really really good. The smell is great and the formula rich.
  • Above all these is the body shop transparent face powder which I have mentioned before here. The product was pretty good but in general I prefer face powders with a little bit of coverage. 
  • Another product from the body shop is the strawberry scented body butter for which I have the smaller size. I love body shop's body butters but these scent is probably (along with the coconut one) my favourite. It lathers pretty well and doesn't leave too much residue on the skin, it is super hydrating and smells amazing for hours.
  • Beneath it is the Oceanus body lotion by the body shop as well. This smell used to be my favorite when I first discovered the body shop. Body lotions from the body shop are really good, but I have really dry body skin so I need something more.
  • Last but not least is the a make-up by clinique which used to be my absolute favorite but they discontinued it. :(
But anyway these were my empties for now but I will be posting with much more empties another time.
Do you have any empties that you love or not so much? I would love to see them.

Thank you for your time!!!


Thursday, 27 September 2012

Tag : 40 Beauty Questions

I've never done a Tag before and I think its about time I start just because I myself love reading tag posts.
The Tag will be the 40 Beauty Questions which is probably a pretty old Tag and I first show it on a video by missglamourazzi.


Skincare
-How many times do you wash your face daily?
I wash my face twice per day once in the morning and once at night.

-What skin type do you have?
My face is very oily with acne.

-What is your current facial wash?
I have two, one of them is the clearskin blemish clearing body wash from avon (yes I use it on my face) and the clinique anti-blemish solutions cleansing foam.

-Do you exfoliate?
No at the time I don't exfoliate because whatever I've tried so far broke me up. But I am going to try an exfoliator from clinique which I am hopeful about.

-What brand do you use?
None.

-What moisturiser do you use?
I use the clinique dramatically different gel moisturiser

-Do you have freckles?
I do but only a few and they don't really show.

-Do you use eye cream?

No I don't but I am in the hunt for one, so please leave any suggestions at the comments. 

-Do you or did you have acne prone skin?

Oh, boy of course I do. Maybe I am not the worse case but I have lots of pimples.

-Did you ever have to use Pro-activ?

No but I would really like to.

MAKE-UP
-What foundation do you use?

I use the  clinique anti-blemish solution make-up. Or more frequently the maybelline's Dream Fresh bb cream
-How about concealer?

I use three different concealers at the moment : the Dream Mousse concealer from Maybelline , the essence forget it 3 in 1 concealer pallet which I love so much and the dual skin corrector by oriflame which helps with the blemishes.

-Do you know your undertone colour?

During winter I have cool undertones, I think.

-What do you think of fake eyelashes?

I love fake eyelashes but just because my eyelashes are pretty big on their own I use neither fake eyelashes nor mascara daily.

-Did you know that you are suppose to change your mascara every 3 months?

Haha yes, but I never really toss away stuff until they are finished.

-What brand of mascara do you use?

Currently I use essence.

-Sephora or MAC?

Sephora

-Do you have a MAC Pro-card?

No, I live in Greece and I think there's no such thing here.

-What makeup tools do you use in make up application?

Eyeshadow brush, eyeshadow blending brush, lip brush and eyeliner brush (sometimes), blush brush and powder brush.

-Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?

Yes, I use the I love stage eyeshadow base by essence.

-For the face?

No.

-What is your favourite eyeshadow (colour or shade)?

I love all of my eyeshadows but if I had to pick one I would choose the eyeshadow duo from pupa doll make-up kit on the little fan (the brownish duo).

-Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?

I use both. I use the pencil for the underline area and the eyeliner for the area right above my eyelashes.

-How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?

I used to when I started using make-up but now I don't.

-What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?

I don't own any.

-Do you use mineral makeup?

No.

-What is your favourite lipstick?

Seveteen's chic red sheer

-How about lip gloss?

Pink Bride from Priorities.

-What is your favourite blush to use?

True colour blush from avon's Cynthia Rowley collection in peony pink. 

-Do you buy your makeup on ebay?

No.

-Do you like drugstore makeup?

Yes, a lot, almost all of my make-up is drugstore.

-Do you go to CCO's? (cosmetic company outlets)

There's no such thing in Greece, of what I know.

-Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?

Yes, but there are also many other things that I am doing at the moment so I will have to postpone it.

-Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?

Sometimes, yes, especially when I'm in a hurry.

-Name a makeup crime that you hate?

I hate it when the lip liner is darker than the lipstick or the lip-gloss or when the foundation is too dark or too yellow.

-Do you like colourful shades of makeup (lipstick,eyeshadow) or neutral ones?

I prefer the neutral ones most of the time, but every now and then I get bored and inject a little bit of colour.

-Which celebrity always has great make up?

Angelina Jolie and Kin Cardashian.

-If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item,what would you use?

Lip-gloss or foundation.

-Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?

I do it on a regular basis. 
 
-Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?

I think I look ok without make-up.

-In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line?

That's a pretty tough question, I think I would have to say Dior or/and MAC.

-What do you think of Makeup?

I love it, I think it can totally make your day and make you smile. 

Thank you for your time!!!

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Face Of The Night

                   A few days ago I went to dinner with some friends and this was my make-up :






The products that I used are :




  • After that I used the essence I love stage eye shadow base on my eyelids. 

  • From the Bella Oggi palete I used the dark brown row, the third on all over the lid with the Donegal brush and the last on the crease with my blending brush from jumbo.






  • Using the smaller Max Factor blush brush I applied this blush which came as a gift from the glamour magzine.

















Thank you for your time!!!


P.S. I created a knew blog about my non-beauty interests and my everyday life (http://mymeslife.blogspot.gr/).