Cosmetic Beauty Hair 2012 Edition began Thursday 20 September 2012 and I wouldn’t miss it for the world, so yesterday together with my friend Adyna (read her post here) I went to check out the latest trends in beauty and the upcoming nail polish collections.
Even though we have been there for 3 and a half hours, time passed so fast but we did visit quite a few beauty brands so I will make separate posts for each one of my favorite brands that we visited, not in particular order.
As you know I’m a big Kinetics fan so it’s always a pleasure to check out their stand at every beauty event and talk to Olga Kirilova, international trainer in nail art, design 3D and Sinziana Iaru, trainer make-up artist at Exclusive Beauty Line Academy. It’s impossible to miss Kinetics beauty stand with their colorful nail polish displays and professional nail products. I also had the pleasure of chatting again with Sinziana and receiving a makeup session as a gift. I chose an evening makeup, special for going out in the club, to a rock concert or any event that requires a more dramatic makeup look, but more about it you can read here.
As always Kinetics beauty stand was one of the most colorful and very well supplied with nail polishes from past 2012 collections as well as the new Kinetics Let’s Pink Fall – Winter 2012 Collection (info & photos) which I already received a couple of days ago and I will soon show my swatches to you. If a nail polish is not what you are looking for then you can choose between the large number of nail accessories, perfumed hand lotions (presentation post), aromatic cuticle oil (presentation post with info & photos) and Kinetics Nano Nail Treatmens (review). Continue Reading
I was very happy when I spotted Jordana Cosmetics products last month at Cosmobeauty 2012 Spring Exhibition and I decided to write an article with more details, local prices and a list of products available at that time. I first heard about Jordana about 5 years ago when I also bought some of their products.
So when I saw a display with Jordana products at the exhibition I asked for more details and tried to establish a collaboration with the local distributor. As a result I received the other the products that you see in the photo bellow to test and review them. Jordana products can be purchased online @cosmeticaverde.ro but unfortunately they are not available in beauty shops.
I had time only to swatch the lip and eye products so I haven’t yet tested the nail products but you can find out more details about these products and see more photos in my upcoming individual reviews.
I had a pleasant experience with Jordana Cosmetics in the past, I’m really loving their lip glosses and the affordable prices. They have a large palette of colors to choose from so you can always find a bright nail polish, a nude or a pink lipgloss and even eyeshadows with metallic finishes.
I will do a quick presentation of each product showing you swatches and give you my first impression but for more info you will find in the upcoming reviews. Continue Reading
I’ve been wanting to make a separate article from the one posted last week about My package from Max Factor, for a long time but I’ve been over my head re-taking new photos and editing them for reviews.
I’ve received 12 new nail polishes from Max Factor Romania last week and it will take a while until I will review each shade considering I’m usually wearing a nail polish for 4-5 days before I review it. I’ve received 6 Max Effect Mini Nail Polishes (info & promo photos) and another 6 colors of Max Factor Glossfinity which is a new collection of nail polishes that will be available at Max Factor counters pretty soon and promises glossy nails for up to 7 days.
Max Effect Mini Nail Polishes are already available online @maxfactor.co.uk and internationally at Max Factor counters. The colors looks vibrant, some of them have a creamy texture other contain glitter and shimmery particles, some of them are sheer on the nails, like Max Effect Mini Nail Polish in #45 Fantasy Fire (photos & nail swatches).
Follow me after the jump for more details and photos. Continue Reading
As I said, Max Factor is busy this year with the release of all kind of mascaras. The most expected one is Eye Brightening Tonal Black Volumising Mascara (info & promo photos) which will be available in summer 2012 only in some countries (check out my info post to see if your country was selected to receive this mascara).
The price is yet unknown but I can tell you the new mascara will be available in 4 shades, each one recommended for a specific eye color. The formula has delicate reflective particles that catch light and reflect it back into the eye as you move and enhances and brightens the natural eye color.
I received by Max Factor Romania all the 4 shades to test and review and naturally I started with Black Ruby shade which is the one recommended for my green eyes. Continue Reading
In the past week I received quite a lot of products to review and since I wasn’t able to post any previews/ reviews for a while (because of my laptop problems) now I’m taking photos again of all the products that I will review in near future.
Now I finally have the chance to try some of Shiseido makeup products that I’ve heard so great things about, thanks to Shiseido Romania which send me a little package.
My package includes Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio (tester packaging), one Lacquer Rouge shade (to be launch in end of summer), Perfect Refining Foundation SPF15, a stylish pencil and a presentation book of Shiseido 360 Sunshine Suncare Summer 2012 Collection (info & promo photos) which you probably heard about from my post the other day.
The foundation and eyeshadow trio are available at Shiseido counters within Sephora, Douglas perfumeries, B&B beauty shops, Marionnaud and online @shiseido.com.
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Max Factor Flipstick Colour Effect (info & promo photos) is for me one of the most pleasant surprises of summer 2012 lip colors. This new mini lipstick collection contains 6 double-ended lipsticks so we are actually talking about 12 new lip shades.
Max Factor Flipstick Colour Effect lipsticks have been launched recently so they are available at Max Factor counters, Sephora, Douglas perfumeries, Dm drugstores and private beauty shops for the price of £8.49 /36.00 Lei.
I have 5 of the 6 colors to show you today until individual reviews will be ready.
Max Factor lets you push the boundaries of lip colour with its innovative double-ended design. Colour Effect Flipstick features one rich and creamy colour and one lighter, iridescent lipstick shade.
The colour combinations were expertly matched by Max Factor make up artists and the super-blendable formula lets you create your look with ease. You can wear each colour alone, blended together, one on each lip, or apply the second shade just to the centre of your lip. This season it’s all about lip artistry so get experimenting!
At a first glimpse I can say I really like the packaging. It’s transparent, so I can see the shades, it’s simple and easy to use, not to mention that is great to have 2 lip colors in just one lipstick. Continue Reading
As you already know from my recent article about My package with Max Factor products I received the 3 versions of Max Factor 2000 Calorie Mascara (info & promo photos) to review.
Since I’m planning to test these mascaras in the next couple of days – I’m currently testing Max Factor Eye Brightening Tonal Black Volumising Mascara for summer 2012 (info & promo photos) – I just wanted to make this quick preview post to show you the brush of each mascara, in case some of you didn’t had the chance to see it or maybe you are looking for a new mascara and you need more info.
All 3 Max Factor 2000 Calorie Mascaras (Waterproof Volume, Dramatic Volume and Curved Brush Volume & Curl) are already available @boots.com, at Sephora, Douglas perfumeries, Dm drugstores and private beauty shops. The price from each of the 3 mascaras is £7.99 / 34.00 Lei. Continue Reading
This week I had the pleasure to receive quite a few items to review form Max Factor Romania. As you can see I did pick a lot of shades but the product I’m most excited to try is Max Factor Eye Brightening Tonal Black Volumising Mascara (info & promo photos) which is going to be launched this summer and promises to emphasize your natural eye color.
I also got the 3 variants of Max Factor 2000 Calorie Mascara (info & promo photos) all in black color. I didn’t have time to test them yet since I have about 10 mascaras to review, but I will make a future preview post about the three 2000 Calorie Mascaras that I’ve got until my individual reviews will be ready.
And finally the last mascara that I received is Max Factor 24 from False Lash Effect Mascara (info & promo photos) and I’m hopping for great results from it since I was in love for a while with the old Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara (review & photos). Continue Reading