Naked 2

Hello to everyone and happy Easter to whoever is celebrating it!

I am writing to all of you from very cold but sunny Stockholm! A lovely city that is definitely worth visiting but you should try it in the summer time! The weather is so cold!!

Here is what I got today in my inflight shopping. Urban Decay – Naked 2, with a pocket lipstick as a gift. With this product you can never go wrong.

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{ Urban Decay – Naked 2}
This is the new palette from Urban Decay. It features 12 different shades of pastel browns subtle beige and a pitch black eyeshadow perfect to be used as a eyeliner.

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This is a nice palette for any complexion but I have to say that it looks great used with a smokey eye technique for the fairer ladies, blonds and reds, sometimes harsh black can be a bit too much for their look, if not done properly.

In my next few posts I am planning to prepare sessions for all of you do you can all master the so famous “smokey” eye!

Enjoy the weekend!

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Beauty is in the eyes

Following my recent quest to good valuable and effective beauty products, I spend a few hours this weekend in researching and searching for a nice natural and effective anti – aging eye cream.

And my winner is Rituals a natural brand with “….a passion to transform everyday routines into magnificent rituals” as their brand proposition.

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I decided to go for their natural Line Defense eye lotion, I have used it for a couple of days now at night time and immediately it gives you a very fresh sensation, that can be very refreshing after a long day. I also liked its light and fluid texture (lotion) it is not as rich (thick) as the strong anti aging eye creams.

I know that I am hitting that decade where one should be more aware of these signs (lines) but this nice eye lotion doesn’t make me feel that old! Price wise, it is always in my range, as I say not to flashy not too cheap, and at the price of 24 Euros it seems ok for what it does. I would therefore recommended.

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I would love to here if you have used this eye lotion before and what you thought of it.

Summer is here!

One thing is sure when living in Ireland…. You can never trust the weather!

{A typical summer day…. it could even be a typical winter day}

You will never know when a summer day will come… but when the calendar hits June you now that your summer spirit should be here!

The summer is in our heart and if we feel that a summer look is the way then we must go for it and not let it depend on the weather, just wear a few more layers of summer clothing and you will be fine!! 🙂

My look today is inspired by the colours of the Greek sea! Green and blues!

Having booked my tickets for my summer holiday I am mentally preparing myself for it by playing around with different summer make up looks.

{Getting ready for my Sunday coffee}

{Make up all done and accessorizes picked}

{last finishing touches}

Brighten up a cold, rainy summer day by wearing a pink scarf and a bright umbrella, accesoirize and always have your nails in bright colours, this will definitely up your spirit!

{A great summer lipstick to keep in your bag: KORRES – ROSE 22}

The products used for this look:

Lips:

Lipstick : KORRES – ROSE 22

Eyes:

Eye pencil: Rainbow No 514

Eye liner: MAC Blacktrack fluidline

Eye shadow: L’Oreal Paris 504, The Body Shop , Warm palette

Face

Blusher: The Crown Brushes – Blusher palette

Foundation: Inglot AMC Cream Foundation LW700

Concealer: MAC NC20

and don’t forget wake up to your make up…. xxx

…for your eyes only

My readers have recently been very proactive asking me a lot of interesting questions about make up, tools, techniques which is making me extremely happy. You know that is always my pleasure to answer them so please feel free to ask either on my facebook page or here on the blog.

This time the question was about eye shadows creasing. How do we make the eyeshadow last longer and how do we prevent the eye shadow to crease?? All these will be answered below.

Eye shadow creasing after wearing it for 5 hours


I have a few good tips on this one so get ready.

The factors that lead to having the creasing result can vary – starting from the quality of the eye shadow, the skin texture, the weather and even the climate. So don’t blame your skin as you would usually do.

So what can we do to prevent this from happening. Many of you make up geeks would say primer, and this answer is correct! I have to say though that the eye primer is different to the one used for the face. The one we use for the whole face can be a bit heavy and rich for the sensitive and thin skin of the eyes.

Low cost solutions (from your make up bag)

1.Using your own make up could be a low cost solution as you wouldn’t have to spend on buying new products

2. Replacing your creamy eye shadows with powder based eye shadows

3. Using concealer on your eyelid and then applying your eye shadow

The above solutions I would say that are more traditional and would definitely not cost you much. However if you are really looking for a product that would solve this for ever get your pen and paper and take notes.

1. Inglot Eye make up base

Using an eye make up base will definitely prevent your eyeshadow to crease and I have to say that the make up base from Inglot it is a very good one to use. I have used it and I was very pleased with it.

2. Lemon aid – Benefit

Benefit has a very beautiful eye base primer which I would highly recommend as it prepares the skin for your eye shadow.

When you use them please let me know how you got on.

Don’t forget I am always here to answer your questions.

till the next post

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