Wearing a dark nail polish is my first choice when it comes to a casual manicure and Kinetics Guanabara Bay Girl Solar Gel Nail Polish made me love it after a few days wear. Why I’m saying it took so long? Because green is not my shade, but since we are talking about a very dark green I said…”OK let’s give it a go”…. and when I saw how long lasting the formula was and how well my manicure was preserved for the entire week, I wore it a few more times after that. I have before and after 7 days wear photos for you so you can check them out yourselves right after the jump.
Where to buy:
Now @kineticsnails.com, @margaritabelska.com, @kiriloff.ro
Kinetics Guanabara Bay Girl Solar Gel Nail Polish (€6.00/ 25.00 Lei/ £3.60 for 15 ml/ 0.5 fl oz) is a dark black, emerald green with cool undertones and a glossy finish. It had a good color payoff, being rich and intense right from the first coat but easily buildable to an opaque coverage in just two layers. Continue Reading
Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics was for me one of the highlights of holiday 2016 collections. It’s a new and permanent eyeshadow palette, featuring 12 shades, joining the famous Urban Decay Naked family. Once you open the palette you will meet the 12 new neutral shades, with one of them in a shimmery finish or a demi-matte as the brand describes it, while the rest are all mattes.
The shades in Naked Ultimate Basics are neutral enough for everything from cool skin tones to olive complexions to darker skin. If you’ve never tried our matte shadows, you’ll be blown away by how different they are. Other mattes can be “skippy,” uneven on application or difficult to blend. But EVERY shade in Naked Ultimate Basics features our proprietary Pigment Infusion System™, which gives the formula its velvety texture, rich color, serious staying power and blendability. Achieve the perfect application every time for a matte look that radiates.
Where to buy:
Romania – Now at Sephora
U.S. – Now @urbandecay.com, Sephora, Nordstrom
Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Eyeshadow Palette ($54.00 / 236.00 Lei for 0.48 oz.) was for me not the best of Urban Decay’s Naked palettes but not the worst either…maybe something in between as regarding the quality and eyeshadow performance. Continue Reading
Get a first look at MAC Spring 2017 Colour Rocker Collection which features 28 new shades of lipsticks. The limited edition MAC Colour Rocker lipsticks come in bright and bold shades with a matte finish. They will all be available as limited edition so get your wishlist ready.
U.S. Launch Date – from 26 January to 9 March 2017 @maccosmetics.com and MAC Locations Continue Reading
You already know about my picks from MAC Holiday 2016 Mariah Carey Collection so today I want to post my review for MAC I’m That Chic You Like Eyeshadow Quad. There were actually two eyeshadow quads released as a limited edition, part of this collection and even though they were both available when I entered MAC store, I decided to choose only this one. As you know the exquisite packaging had an impact on the price for this collection overall, so each item was more expensive that usual. I personally like the combination of brown and gold shades and this palette seemed like the best choice for something I’d wear in the evening or special occasions. I actually used the shades from this palette on my New Year’s Eve makeup look as they lean to a shimmery finish and they are more suitable for a party or glamorous event.
Where to buy:
Romania – Now at MAC Locations
MAC I’m That Chick You Like Eye Shadow x 4 ($41.00 / 184.00 Lei for for 0.19 oz.) is a set of four neutral shades with a shimmering finish. The limited edition palette comes in a glittery compact with a transparent lid and a magnetic closure. What I like about the packaging besides the fact that you can always see the shades is the fact that even though the edges are glittery they are super smooth to the touch. The shades from this palette are easily dupable so I understand why some of you were not really into this palette. Continue Reading
MAC My Mini Extra Dimension Skinfinish was one of my top picks from MAC Holiday 2016 Mariah Carey Collection (info, photos) which was a limited edition release. I went for some light shopping yesterday at Sephora (they have sales btw) and I saw at MAC counters they still have products from this collection available. Like most of you out there, I was head over heels over the packaging of MAC Mariah Carey collection and since this gorgeous extra dimension skinfinish was announced as one of the star products, I had to have it. What really blew away customers, was by far the gorgeous glittery packaging and unique patterns on the products. I’m not really a sucker for limited edition packaging but I’d have to admit this collection really got me. What I find obscene at this product is the high price (extra $12.50) which doesn’t really explain the packaging or the quality of the product, but I guess it’s luxurious just like Mariah.
MAC My Mimi Extra Dimension Skinfinish ($45.50 / 193.00 Lei for 0.35 oz.) is described as a warm gold shimmer. I see it as medium coppery-brown with gold, sparkly shimmer finish. It had a fairly good color payoff, with a semi-opaque coverage. Continue Reading
The holiday season might have ended but Dior Treasure Diorific Matte Fluid is still one of my top lip color choices. I was fascinated about Dior Diorific Matte Fluid launch as you know I blogged so much on this subject and even showed you lip swatches of all the shades long before the product hit counters. I was indeed super excited to try out the new formula and play with all the colors, minus the red Luxury shade which is not for me, but when I saw the retailed so expensive, I kind of stopped myself at only one shade. Now, almost two months later I feel like I want to buy one more shade and I was thinking of Marvel (002). Dior Diorific Matte Fluid Lip & Cheek Velvet Colour is a limited edition release part of Dior Holiday 2016 Splendor Collection (info, photos) and like the description says, you can use it both for lips and cheeks.
Where to buy:
U.S. – Now at Sephora, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus
Romania – Now at Sephora, Douglas, Debenhams
UK – Now at Selfridges
Dior Treasure (003) Diorific Matte Fluid ($38.00 / £28.50 / 193.00 Lei for 10 ml / 0.33 fl oz) is a medium-dark rosewood with blue undertones and a soft matte finish. It has a good color payoff, but not a very rich and intense pigmentation that will look bright or totally opaque on the lips. Continue Reading
Another day, another shade of Giorgio Armani Lip Magnet. I can’t stress enough how in love I’m with the lip magnet formula and how much I like wearing this liquid lipstick, so here’s a new shade (507) Garconne. I’ll be brief in my review this time as I already talked about the formula, packaging and why this product is so amazing in my Eccentrico Lip Magnet review so let’s get started with this shade. Don’t forget to check out Giorgio Armani Mania Lip Magnet review as well. 🙂
Where to buy:
Romania – Now exclusively at Douglas Baneasa Shopping Center
U.S. – Now at Sephora, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue
UK – Now at Selfridges
Although the range is a matte liquid lipstick, the formula is enriched with nutritional oils, keeping the lips soft and hydrated, unlike traditional matte lipsticks. Take your pick from the wide choice of colours for each occasion. Continue Reading
Lancome is adding new Juicy Shaker shades to their permanent collection. I’m quite excited about this launch since my Meli Melon Juicy Shaker (review, swatches) is always with me in my bag and has successfully replaced my lip balm when I’m on the go. There will be eight new shades joining the Juicy Shaker range and I’m anxiously waiting to see how the pink and purple shades will perform. I feel that Juicy Shakers are a nice touch of juicy colors on your lips, add moisture and keeps them hydrated but unfortunately they are not long lasting. You can also use them as a blush to get that fresh pop of color.
International Launch Date – February 2017 at Sephora Continue Reading