The 2014 Resolutions TAG

12/31/2013


Hello dears! 
Yes, it's time for a Resolutions TAG. I found this one on NikkieTutorials and I knew I had to this as well. I'm not a huge TAG lover, but the questions on this one made me think and want to share my answers. So let's Start!


 LOOKING BACK:

1: Name 3 things you did this year that you’re proud of.
First, I'm proud of this blog since I never expected to have this much success. When I made it, I had no hopes of growing like this. Seriously, with 5 months I really have 59 subs (without counting the ones I have on Bloglovin). It's amazing. I'm trilled to keep up with this and I hope that I can work more and share more thoughts, opinions, products and tips. I also want to keep in touch with the lovely ladies I've meet because of this blog and who knows, meet new ones?
Second, I'm proud that I finally know what I want in life. I've been lost for the past 4 to 5 years. I went to two college courses because I always in my mind what someone else wanted and expected and not what I wanted and expected. This year I was finally able to find my true passion and what I want to do and what I need to do to archive that. It will be a long and hard path, but will be worth in the end. After all, If I don't stand for something, I'll fall for nothing. I plan to stand for myself and for my new project. 
At last but not least, I'm proud of myself. This was a really hard year for me, I mean. In March, my mother moved out of country and I've been having a hard time with that ever since that. Also, I moved back to my dad's house, lived with work around the house, dealt with a health crisis that my father's wife had...and I even started to learn Chinese. I've grown a lot since I moved out.I just hope that next years gets to be a bit more smooth....

2: Name 1 thing you wish you’d have done differently
It would be nice if I had found my true passion a little bit earlier this year. I would had more time to work on it. Oh well, I can't do much about it now..

3: What was your biggest highlight this year?
Watching my dad's wife getting better after her health problem. She's still recovering, but I'm so happy that she is at home and working on that with us. It's a true blessing. 

4: What was your favourite beauty product this year?
Hm,,,in therms of Skin Care I'm in love with my Effaclar Duo from La Roche-Posay. Make up related? I'll say Rimmel London Lipsticks. They are really amazing and super affordable!

5: What was your least favourite beauty product this year?
No doubt, Maybeline's Color Tattoo. I know that a lot of people love this but I just can't like it. The texture is horrible. I prefer to spend a bit more and get a MAC Paint Pot or a Benefit Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow. 

6: Who do you want to thank for being amazing this year?
I want to thank every single one of you for the amazing support you guys gave me. Every comment warm my heart. Thank you, Thank you!
I also want to thank my dad and his wife. I learnt so much this year with them and they are really amazing. They deserve all the best. 

RESOLUTIONS:

7: What are the makeup/beauty resolutions you have for next year?
I want to get better in therm of Skin Care. I still get a few acne pimples and scars and I want to stop that. I also would love to take care of my really bad pores. 
In therms of Make up, I really want to get a nice vanity/ make up organization. I would also love to test a few foundations and correctors. Along with some mascaras and blushes. Maybe eyeshadows too... 

8: What are the fashion resolutions you have for next year?
I want to get the perfect bag and the perfect skirt. I also would love to work more in therms of coordination. Oh, and the perfect green jacket would be nice as well....


9: What are your personal resolutions for next year?

I want to reach the 100 followers next year here. It would be really amazing if that occurred

I also want to finally get to study what I really want. And who knows...maybe finding Mr. Special?

10: Name 1 thing you want to check off your bucket list next year.
Oh, I want to finally beat up procrastinating! Really badly.

I won't be tagging any one in specially, but I would love to know your answers! 
Take care every one! Happy New Year! (this is my last post from 2013!)

With Love,
Diana.



December Favourites'13

12/28/2013






Finally I'm able to write something. I was lucky enough to have time and good weather to photograph this. Starting with Balea's Hand Cream, I got this as a birthday gift from a German friend. I'm not a huge fan of hand cream, but this  is amazing. The scent is good and the texture is perfect - fluid and absorbs quickly. If there is something that I hate is "silicone" based creams that only mask hydration and don't absorbs at all. 
Next, my trusty Bioderma Sébium H2O needed to me mentioned. Although I'm thinking about tying out other cleansing waters (like caudalie's or nuxe's for example), this is a really good one.My skin doesn't feel irritated, it cleans it very well. The only down side about this product is the fact it takes a lot to remove waterproof products. Besides that, it's a really lovely product. 
I mentioned a few weeks ago that I would buy a few things from LUSH. Besides this amazing scrub - Let the Good Times Roll - I also got a solid shampoo called Seanik (which isn't here because I was too lazy to get him...I'll be working on a review later). This scrub is made of popcorn and it's a delight to wear. But for those who have acne and more sensitive skin, I won't be recommending this, since it's quite harsh (which is why I won't be getting Ocean's Salt like I thought I was...if this is harsh, that one is even worse!)
Painterly from MAC is a true wonder. I can wear it alone or use it as a base to other eyeshadows. They usually don't crease when I use this (unless it's super hot or if the eyeshadows aren't that good). Best purchase from MAC!Although, I have to admit that the new Benefit  cream eyeshadows are a really good alternative and worth to check.
At last but not least, L-Mesitran Soft Wound Gel. At the beginning of the month I had a huge cold which for some reason ended up ruining my lips as well. The wounds would hurt and look really ugly...I end up visiting my local Pharmacy and asking for something to heal this...4 to 5 days after my lips were better, without pain or swelling!I' know that medicines aren't a proper thing to show, but I really had to share this. I almost couldn't eat because of the swelling...it was horrible. 

So, that's it for today's post.  Take care everyone!
Have a nice day

With Love,

 Diana.



I wish you a Merry Christmas!

12/23/2013



(this was taken from my instagram account, I'm just using it so that my post doesn't feel too empty)

I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. 
I would also thank every single one of you for the love you're shared on my blog. I would never imagine that my blog would grow this much in a few months! Also, I want to apologize for the lack of posts this week. 
There have been some family problems, school work and I'm finally moving to my new room. I'll be spending the next few months working on the decoration and organization. 
I'll try to update you on that and of course, try to not leave the blog behind. 

Again, thank you very much for all the love and support. 
I wish you all the best. Take care.

With Love,
Diana.

Sleek Face Form | Review

12/13/2013





Long time no see. I'm so sorry for taking so much time to write a new post but, there have been a few family problems and school work to do. Now everything is put together, so I can, finally, post something. 
Today's post is about Sleek's Face Form. This is a very friendly and affordable product. 
It contains a bronzer, a highlighter and a blush. They are very pigmented, specially the blush - which I always need to be careful, other wise I'll look like a shimmery and golden clown.  The bronzer is good for my completion, although I also try to not overuse it. Being a muddy lumpa-lumpa isn't my cup of tea. The highlighter isn't too shimmery. It leaves a very healthy and pretty glow. 



Mine is the light version. There is also a Medium-Dark version, which contains a more darker bronzer, highlighter and a brownish blush. I think that you can also check the palette ingredients if you want as well.
I've talked already about the swatches but, I wanted to mention that I've hear/read some people saying that this blush is a nice dupe for the NARS Orgasm. I can't prove if it is or not because I don't own Orgasm (yet at least), but I would say that it's a nice alternative.
Overall, I think that it's a product worth to check. Depending on where you live you might be able to get this from a Sleek counter at Boots, Superdrug, Sephora (I got mine there) and of course, at Sleek's official website. I recommend this for sure.
I hope that you guys enjoyed this review.Not my best, but I promise that my next post will be better.
Take care everyone, have a nice day!*

With Love,
Diana.



November '13 Beauty Favourites

12/05/2013




It's that time again? Gosh...I can't believe that November is out already. In two weeks Christmas will be here, along with the Winter break( only two weeks, but it's good anyway!)
And now, starting with the favourites :

Lierac Dioptigel was a life saviour. With the weather change and the cold time, my under eyes got super dry. Almost burn from the cold. This bad boy helped me moisturise and protect my eye area.
Alverde Lip balm was the saviour of my chapped lips. With the cold wear, my lips get super dry and start to peel a bit...Never mind, because this lip balm helped me with that problem!I really need to thank my dear friend Anne for this one. 
Gosh Pigment in Mink was a really amazing surprise. I got this from Alexandra, a dear friend from Diary 'f a newbie. I never thought I would love and use a pigment like I use this one. I might get more pigments because of you missy!

NARS Outlaw Blush, own from a giveaway held by LinasBeautyDiary was the blush of the month.It's that perfect pink that gives me a pop of colour and a healthy glow. 

Catrice Made to Stay Inside Eye Highlighter Pen is going to win the "what's the biggest cosmetic name" for sure. But, what I like about him is the brighting and wake effect this precious gives. If Catrice discontinues this, I'll be crying out loud for sure. I think I need to get a back-up of this..just in case. 
Essence MultiAction Mascara was a really fun surprise. I wasn't expecting to love this, since it's not waterproof, but the more dry formula and the fact that this doesn't smudge sold it out. I really need to thank Alexandra for this one. I'll be using it until my They're Real gets the more dryer texture that I love. Wet mascaras aren't my cup of tea. 

And that's it for my November favourites. Not my best post, I know...but I'll be working on better posts in the future. 
Take care everyone, have a nice day!

With Love,

 Diana.

Eyeshadows for the Fall/Autumn #3

12/03/2013




This is the last post related with eyeshadows for the Fall/Autumn. I'll be working around my November Favourites and Blush & Lipstick picks. I also have some review's to do and I'll be moving soon, which means that I might not post for a while (but I'll try my best to do it). Since this is the last post, I'll be talking about more cooler shades. On my last two posts I talked about blues, warm browns, Cranberry from MAC and some redish and orangish colours from Inglot. I wanted to mention colours from a recent acquisition and colours from something that it's - at least for me - a cult product around the beauty community. 

 


I really had to mention the original Naked Palette from Urban Decay. I know that this palette has more warm tones compared to the Naked2 Palette, but considering what I already shown here, these are the most cooler shades.
Again, I started to swatch the lighter colours from the right to left, which means that they are totally misplaced compared to the position they have originally. I'll keep doing this over and over I guess. But, for review purposes, I'll mention the shades from left to right. I'll be mentioning their names, so it will be easier to follow.

Hustle is a really nice purpleish brown, I personally use it if I want a more definition on my crease, but I believe that this one is perfect for a more smoked look with other shades, like toasted.
Toasted is one my favourite eyeshadows from this palette. It's lighter than Hustle and has more purple. It's nice to wear all alone or blended with a more light shadow.
Dark Horse is a shadow that I use very carefully on my daily-basics, but really allows to do a lot of looks with it. It doesn't have a purple hint of purple like Hustle.
Smog is a really interesting brown, since it has a golden undertone. I love to wear it alone, with Dark Horse to give a bit of definition  or on my crease along with lighter shadows.
Sidecar  is such a gorgeous and lovely shade. I usually wouldn't care about it, because I would look to the pan form and think "uhh, not that pretty, so shimmery and dusty", it's not like that at all. It has a more pink and golden undertone. It's quite unique actually. 


 


Pretty Rebel from Too Faced was my little guilty pleasure (I got it for my birthday, so I'm forgiven!). I never thought that I would love a Too Faced palette so much - I'm looking forward to get the new Chocolate palette. Since I can't have the Lorac Pro, I get substitutes (until I can't get the actual palette *cof cof* ) - since it's more colourful that what I'm used to. Although I mentioned Cranberry as a Holiday shade, I'll probably play a bit more with other shades from this palette. Now, onto the fall / brown shades:

Gangsta is a really nice brown shade. It can be worn alone, on the crease with a lighter shade (like Ringleader for example). 
Girly is my favourite shade from this palette. The Dual-Chrome effect makes this so specially, it's not the plane and normal brown shade, is more than that - to me at least. 
Charming is a chocolate brown shade, amazing to define my crease - specially when I'm using Girly because since it's a matte shade, they won't be competing. 

So, it's everything for today. I'll be working on my upcoming posts. 
Please take care everyone! Have a nice day!

With Love,
Diana. 

Eyeshadows for the Fall/Autumn #2

12/01/2013





I said on my first eyeshadows for the Fall/Autumn post that I would write 3 posts about eyeshadows for the Fall/Autumn time. This is the second post and yes, the third one is already planed.
For today, I tough we could focus on more cheaper and affordable items like Sleek's Storm Palette or the Inglot's Freedom System Eyeshadows.


From Sleek's Storm, I believe that the Golden eyeshadow is perfect to give a more glam and magic effect to any look. The Dark Plum reminds me of MAC's Cranberry and it amazing to wear along with the Redish Brown from the palette, creating an amazing Brown + Cranberry Smokey Eye. The Dark Navy Blue eyeshadow is perfect for those who love a bit more of colour or give a different effect to their Smokey eye.



From my (yet to finish) Inglot's Freedom System Palette, all my eyeshadows are quite good for this time of the year, specially paired with a really dark and rich brown. The light Pinkish Brown (Number 12) is really good to pair either with a Darker Brown or with a more light pink or brown, it's suitable for daily wear. Now, the Orange-tone Brown and the Brownish Red (Number 605 and 607) are more suitable for a very dramatic look. Either way, they really scream Fall and Autumn to me.

I'm thinking about updating this palette and buy more eyeshadows to fill her (their pigmentation is amazing and they are way more cheaper than MAC).
What your eyeshadow budget-friendly options for Fall?

Please take care everyone, have a nice day!

With Love,
Diana. 

LUSH'urious Wishlist

11/28/2013


 

So, tomorrow I'll be visiting a local LUSH store (not so local actually!) because, among other things, a dear friend will celebrate her birthday next Sunday and I wanted to get something nice for her (she has been dealing with some skin problems). Oh, and I wanted to get nice things for me of course. I have to mention, that this is a very "all over the place wishlist". I won't be buying everything, I do have (sadly) a limited budget. So, unless I get a budget upgrate tomorrow, I'll be getting at least 3 of this things for me and one for my friend.

Herbalism, it's presented as a cleanser and exfoliating that purifies our skin. I've heard that it's amazing for those who have oily skin, because takes care of that, but doesn't over do it. Some times, cleansers can leave our skin way to dry, although, sometime it our fault because we forget that we should always moisturise our face after cleansing. Anyway, it looks like a really fun product to get and try out. And since my actual cleanser is giving his last breaths and I'll have a full bathroom to stock up my cleansing products (although I can't use too much space, I'll be sharing it with my brother after all).

I Love Juicy, is a clarifying shampoo target to those who, like me, have to deal with oily hair. It doesn't matter if it's summer, winter, if it's a sunny day or a rainy day - my hair will get oily. I really hate that. And I can't use the supermarket shampoo's for oily hair.  For some reason I'm allergic to them ...
I saw a review of Ingrid (or Missglamorazi on YouTube) saying that sometimes this can be way to clarifuing and that we can't use it all the time but, I'm planing on getting another shampoo to intercalate with this one.

The Round Container is something I need to get since, I'm planning on getting the Seanik Solid Shampoo. I've heard really good review's on this bad boy. I really can't wait to try him out. Specially, because he is amazing for when I decide to go on trips. I'll be sure to tell you what I think about him.

As a holiday special, I really want to get my hands on the Let the good times roll facial cleanser. At least here, it's a holiday item and I've heard that smells amazingly like...popcorn. No  need to go to a cinema I guess. It's a bit like a Herbalism, but without the exfolianting properties.

At last , but not least, the No Drought  is a dry shampoo to use on those days where we don't have enough time to wash and dry our hair or when we got camping. (not that I do it).  I want a dry shampoo to SOS situations, but sadly I can't get my hands on a Batiste can.

And it's it. I also want to visit The Body Shop because I got some eally amazing cupons. I want to get my hands on their new eye makeup remover and on their tea tree masks. (and their bronzer, lipsticks...who know what more).
My next post will be for sure another Eyeshadows for the fall post. I'm still working on another one and don't worry, I'll be talking about blushes and lipsticks.
And by the way, what have you tried from LUSH? What would you recommend?
Please take care everyone!Happy Thanks Giving to anyone who celebrates it. Have a nice day!*
With Love,
Diana. 

Eyeshadows for the Fall/Autumn #1

11/27/2013





Like I said on my previous post, I planed some posts (3 actually) about eyeshadows that, in my opinion, are amazing or worth to check for the fall. Some you probably already have with you, others might be difficult to get. I'll also work on a series like this but for Blush and Lipstick.

Starting with Urban Decay's the Oz the Great and Powerful in Theodora eyeshadow palette, I know that this was a limited edition, but I believe that some website might still have it. I got this on sale early this year. I didn't got the Glinda Palette (although I have the faith that I might be able to get it during the summer sales, since I believe that they didn't got rid of all palettes) because at the time I tough that this would would be better than a more lavender related palette. For this post, my focus goes to the darker brown shades - Beware, Bewitch and West - which in my opinion are perfect for a more Warm Neutral look. You can pair them either with a bold lip or with a more neutral one.

Next, my dear friend Alexandra from Diary 'f a newbie  sent me (along with more amazing things) this really pretty Brown pigment - named Mink from Gosh.  I wore this once all over the lead - after wetting my brush - and the effect was priceless. This pigments aren't really that expensive and, if you can't find them (Gosh isn't available everywhere) I recommend you checking Inglot's pigments, since their quality and colour range is amazing, and they aren't really that pricy - specially compared to MAC.

At last, but not least, we have my beloved Cranberry from MAC. I got this during Summer because the colour looked perfect for my brown eyes but, when I saw a Vogue article about a Cranberry would be amazing for Fall with a Brown Smokey eye, I was more than thrilled to try it. I did it once and, it will be my look of choice for Christmas (or any other party that I might attend). I believe that Inglot and MakeupGeek might have a dupe for this if you can't find it (although this is from their permanent line) or if it is too expensive for you. 



Here are the swatches, from left to right we have, Urba Decay's West ; Urban Decay's Bewitch; Urban Decay's Beware ; MAC's Cranberry and GOSH's Pigment Mink.
What's you favourite eyeshadow?
Please take care every one, have a nice day!*
With Love, 
Diana.

The Perfect Dual-Chrome Blue | Nails

11/25/2013




Yes, I did it again. I really wanted to get a more blue dual-chrome nail than a purple one, so I decided to switch for a more darker base. I know that I could probably just go to a shop and by a new nail polish, but with this, I get to experiment and use what I already have with me. Not only I am saving money, I'm also giving some use to things that I already have. And the fact that I might end up with something unique, is always a plus.

  



  


This time I started with BlueSky Blond from Urban Decay (part of a kit that I won from Irsada's Beauty-full Word early this year). It's already super pretty on it own - I have a soft spot for dark shimer nail polishes. But again, the effect of Angel Rain from ORLY on top was what made this even more amazing. The dual-chrome effect is perfect for the cold time.
The nail kit from Urban Decay is no longer available (at least at Sephora.fr and at Urban Decay.com), they only have their Naked kit. Angel Rain can be easily found online, since it's part of ORLY's fall collection.

  

And that's it for today. A bit short I know, but don't worry, there will be more posts this week here. I have worked on eyeshadow picks for the fall (kinda late, but still in time I think).
Please take care everyone, have a nice day!
With Love,
Diana. 

Harry Potter, the TAG

11/23/2013




(Yes, I made this watercolour sketch. It's nothing special and I seriously need to redo this with more anatomy precision and composition) 

So, I found this TAG via Alexandra from Diário d'uma Novata and I told her that I need to steal this (yes, she allowed me to). I love Harry Potter. I can't wait to watch the new movie (about Newt Scamander, the "writer" of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them). I was online when the news - via J.K.Rowling's Facebook - came out. Better than this? A new and official Harry Potter book about his kids. 
Now, the TAG.

1.Your Favourite Book?
This is probably a huge cliché, but the first one (Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone) is forever my favourite one. Seriously, I laugh a lot every time I read it (Dumbledore's jokes about scars are quite...funny). It's very nostalgic. God, I want to read it now again. 

2.Your Favourite Movie?
Oh, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban for sure. Seriously, it has a really dark feeling. Nothing like Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince but...ah, it's just amazing. Specially because of all the revelations we have.Although I have to say that, for a nostalgic feel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (or the Sorcerer Stone, whatever you prefer) is amazing. Ah, all those Christmas scenes. They warm my heart. 

3.The Book you disliked the most?
Probably Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. I don't know...maybe it's because I hate Gilderoy? Seriously...besides Umbridge, she was a serious useless professor. 

4.Parts of the Movie/Book that made you cry?
Pretty much every single death. I'm a very emotional person and I hate death and injustice. Specially for Sirius and Dobby. They were really important for Harry. Oh and Remus and Fred.

5. If you could met with one of the characters, which one would be?
This one is hard! I would love to meet at least 3 of them for complete different reasons!
I would love to meet Harry for obvious reasons. I would love to give him a hug. 
I would love to meet both Molly and Narcisa, because both of them helped Harry (some of you might think that Narcisa did too little, but...she helped him!)
Oh...and I love to meet Umbridge...to kindly explain her how much I hate her.

6. Your Favourite Character? 
Hermione Granger!! She is amazing, and there isn't a lot I can't say about her amazingness. 

7.How would be you Patronus?
I have no idea...but I would love to have either a Phoenix or a Dragon. 

8.If you could have one of the Deathly Hollows, which one would be?
Maybe the Elder Wand so I could help those who need it. Seriously, how many times the bad guys have all the power and good none? We need to change the balance. 

9.In which House would you be?
Either Slytherin or Gryffindor. I haven't take my test at Pottermore yet. 

10.If you could meet any actor, which one would you want to meet?
I don't know, I would love to meet the all cast! But...I have to admit that I would give priority yo Tom Felton. 

11. Have you played any of the video games?
Not really...I'm not a huge gamer...

12.If you Played Quidditch, what would be your position?
I'm not a sports girl D: I have no idea...

13.Where you happy with the end?
You mean the part where many amazing characters die? No. The part where Harry gets to have a real family? Yes. 

14.How much does Harry Potter means to you?
I don't know...It can't be described!I really love Harry Potter and Jo's life. She is a true inspiration for me. 
So yes, Harry Potter means a lot to me. 

I hope that you guys liked this TAG. Please feel free to do it too.
Please take care, have a nice day!

With Love,
Diana.

Christmas 2013 Wishlist | Fashion

11/20/2013



Gray Coat from Tally Weijl ; Navy Blue Bag from Accessorize ; A-line black Skirt from Tally Weijl ;
Brown Boots from Seaside ; Black Boots from Seaside ;

I'm really sorry for not posting. I really try to post as much as I can, but between school and family, sometimes the blog is the last thing I work. I promised I would talk a bit about fashion.
My last post only covered makeup and beauty, but I always take advantage of Christmas to get some extra clothes, shoes or other items that I need. This year is no exception.


The Gray Coat from Tally Weijl found my love during a  afternoon walk with my family - we usually like to go to stores a see what they have or not before buying anything. It helps a lot, specially because we went on a Monday and there weren't a lot of people and we know that by the time we go there to buy our Christmas gifs, the stores will be full and if we know what we really want, it's easier. 
Now about the coat itself. I have to admit that I don't really need a new coat, but I felt in love with this one. I'll probably wait for the Winter Sales to buy him. Or, if I'm that lucky, I'm able to get him with discount (they usually do discounts and promotions during the Christmas time. It helps them to get rid of stock faster. )

The Navy Blue Bag from Accessorize is a old love. I wanted to get it sooner, but I might get it either now, of during the sales. I'm not sure yet. All I know is that, this is true perfection : 1) the colours is good for when I'm either wearing black or brown; 2) it's big enough to fit my books and notebooks from school; 3) the quality is amazing, which means I won't be buying a new bag after getting this one. (I hope at least!). 

The A-Line Black Skirt from Tally Weijl (although I've seen a similar model from Bershka ) would be a nice addiction to my closet. I usually only use shorts. Actually I think that I don't know any skirt nowadays (I'm very picky with skits. They either fit me well, or not.), which a quite shame. I've been also thinking about getting a red or a tartan skirt. I need more colour in my clothe-life. 

The Black & Brown Boots from Seaside are something that I need as soon as possible. First I don't own any black boots (a terrible problem for someone who doesn't like to match brown and black) and my current brown boots are kinda...dead? (it's normal I guess, they are 4 years old and I've been wearing them every single Fall/winter since I got them. Their main issue is the interior that need to be repaired and the shoe sole I'm not sure if I'm able to repair them. If so, I would just get the Black boots and keep using my current brown ones) 

And it's pretty much what I really want. Okay, a jumper or two and a new pair of jeans would be nice, but it's not a huge necessity. I'm not really sure about what I'm going to get or not. It will depend on what my brother will get because here, we are treated equality - when he gets something, I get something. When I get something, he gets something as well. 

I promise that late, I'll work on posting more review's. Or that swatch/comparative post that I talked about? Please take care everyone, have a nice day!

With Love,
Diana. 

Christmas 2013 Wishlist | Beauty

11/14/2013


Naked 3 palette from Urban Decay ; Happy go lovely Leelee kit from Benefit ; Indianwood Paint Pot from MAC ; Patisserie Lipstick from MAC ; Rebel Lipstick from MAC. 
I said on my last post that I would start to plan and post some wishlists. Some are personal, others have a bit of everything just to help someone out. I have to admit that the Beauty Wishlist is the one that reflects directly my preferences and wishes for this Christmas. I can always do another post with other recommendations that, even knowing that aren't for me, they might be good for any of you. 

Starting with the Naked 3 palette from the Urban Decay, this beauty is going to be mine. I knew that I would get a new neutral palette this Christmas. I was in doubt between one from Clarins and one from Bobbi Brown, but after hearing about this precious (and all the confusion that Sephora in France had) I finally knew what I should get. I didn't the Naked 2 (although today I regret a bit, because although I love the colours of my original Naked, I prefer the new packaging since the original one isn't exactly the best one). It's a very pink-related palette, which is totally my cup of tea. If had though about getting a new Oh So Special from Sleek (since mine has some pigmentation problems), I'll leave that idea. The palette also comes with one or two samples of their eye primers. I hope that they are better than the one I got from the original Naked - my leads are super oily, and that primer wouldn't help with that...in two hours the shadows would literally melt from my eyes. I believe this palette is going to be released soon . they have everything to win if they do that after all. 

The Happy go lovely Leelee kit from Benefit is something that, for my understanding, is only available at Sephora.fr , here in Portugal and I'm not if other European Sephoras have it as well. I saw it in stores and when I was researching for the price, I couldn't find it at their official website but I can find it in France...Maybe it's a specially kit for us, since we didn't have other special Christmas sets (like the sample one or the multi-lipgloss one). This kit has a full-size Leelee perfume - my favourite from Benefit - and three deluxe samples from the POREfessional (which I like to use when I just want to hide my pores and dust a bit of powder on my face, since I can't use this with liquid foundation), They're Real mascara (I still have a deluxe sample from the The Bronze of the Champions kit and I'm trying to get that sample a bit more dryer since the "liquid" texture isn't really good for my lashes) and "my place or yours Gina" - which is another sent I tried out and loved in store. This has the same price as the Naked 3 palette, a bit pricey but I hope that I might get a 20% discount that Sephora usually does during the Holiday time. 

Because I am a cream eyeshadow lover, I really want to get my hands on the Indianwood Paint Pot from MAC. It's a lovely brown colour. Perfect to be worn by itself (amazing for those days where I need to rush and leave the house as soon as possible) or to build up a really nice smokey eye. Paint Pots are my favourite cream eyeshadows - besides the Creaseless cream eyeshadow from Benefit - since they don't fade out and are super easy to use and blend. They are worth every penny, I mean, I'm still crying the money I gave for the ColorTatto from Maybeline, since they aren't that amazing...even my Catrice cream eyeshadows are better than that.

I'll blame Sleep and Water for this one. I saw her post about Patisserie Lipstick from MAC and I felt in love. It's a really amazing everyday lipstick. It's one of those lipsticks I'm sure that I'll have to repurchase a back in the future. I only own a nude lipstick, so I can get this one without any guilt feelings. 

At last, but not least , Rebel Lipstick from MAC is perfect for the Winter time. I don't own many dark lipsticks, specially like this one. I want to build a bit more my MAC lipstick collection and this one (along with Patisserie and other 3) are on my priority list. 

I hope that you guys enjoyed this post. I'll be working on more wishlist posts (and reviews). If you have any recommendations or suggestion , please comment or tweet me. I'll love to read it and comment/tweet back. 

Please take care, have a nice day!

With Love, 
Diana. 

Crème Prodigiuse from NUXE | Review

11/11/2013




 Yes, I finally found the perfect night cream. I was a bit expensive than what I usually spend on any skin care, but it's worth it.
After some research I though that Nuxe's night cream would be perfect. It's target to all skin types and it's an anti-fatigue - which is perfect for someone like me who always spends too much time on the computer at night, instead of sleeping. I'm quite happy with this bad boy.
It doesn't leave my skin oily or striky since it's totally absorbed without any problems. The trick for me is to don't use too much - which is ok since I have oily skin and I usually wear Effaclar Duo before this so, although I need hydration, I can't over do it. It has a bit of a sent, but personally I don't really mind it. 


  




   Here's the list of ingredients and the product description made by NUXE. 
I can't really speak about the "anti-ageing" since I'm only 20 years old, but I have to say that I really feel the difference when I wake up, since my skin is way more plumper, hydrated. I've also seen an improvement in therms of my acne scars. 




This product is very creamy and easy to blend. As you can see, it doesn't leave a sticky feeling.Also, because it's so light, I don't really need to "scope" out the product. I just "touch" and use a bit of product (pretty much like the swatch).
Overall, I'm quite happy with this product and I think that I'll try out more NUXE's products - like their masks and tonics. This cost me around 27 euros (If I'm not mistaken) at my local Pharmacy. I'm not sure about other places to get this brand, besides France (since this is a French Skin Care brand) and the UK.
Have you ever tried out any NUXE product? What would you recommend?
Also, I'll be working into some Christmas wishlists. I'll divide them into categories. (Like beauty, fashion, high tech and literature). They'll be big but, we all know how I am right?

Anyway, thank you very much for reading. Please take care, have nice day!

With Love,
Diana.


Sleek Storm Palette | Review

11/06/2013


Hello dears!

I'm back with a review for you guys, and this time is something that everyone should have on their makeup collections, specially because it's quite affordable.Yes, I'm talking about Sleek's Storm palette. 





Sleek palettes are super slim, classic and clean. They somehow remind me of NARS type of packaging, although they have their own thing. My palette is quite old, so the name is written on the pack of the palette and the shadows are textured - and not reformulated. It also has a really big and convenient mirror and a sponge applicator that I used..once? 
The shadows from this particular palette - for a non reformulated palette - are amazing. I own two other sleek palettes from their old formula - Au Naturell and Oh So Special - and I have huge problems with their matte shadows because of the lack of pigmentation and because they crumble a lot. I believe I had really bad luck and got two palettes from a bad stock, because I've seen review's with the new formula and they are a lot better than mine. Yes, someone needs to replace the palettes I guess. 
Back to the shadows from this palette, they are amazing. Really pigmented and super easy to blend. The colours are perfect - we have the nudes, the pinks, the colourful ones for crazy smokey eyes and the black for lining. For 10 euros you get something amazing without spending too much or killing your bank account. I've seen review's about how this is a really nice dupe for the Urban Decay's Naked palette (I can do a post about it later if you want) and believe me, if you can't afford the Naked palette, get this one instead of a knock off made in a dark hole with no conditions and full of forbidden chemicals. 
Now let's talk shadow by shadow. 




Let's all cheer up for the amazing editing skills that I have. Yes, I forgot to flip the swatches. So sorry for that!Anyway, the Golden colour is amazing. Reminds me of Half Baked from Urban Decay, but a bit more darker. 

The Cream colour is pretty, but needs to be worked a bit but if you just want a bit of highlight on your inner corner or at your brow bone, this baby is perfect.
The Brown colour is amazing, AMAZING for those lazy days where I just want to swipe something in to my lead and run to get the bus. 
The Navy Blue is perfect for any Smokey Eye or Makeup in general. 





The Light Brown (matte) is a transition essential. Reminds me of Bitten from MakeupGeek (I don't own it so I can't actually swatch and compare it...for now at least).It's also really good defining the crease for simple every-day looks. 
The Yellow Gold is nice for really classic and composed looks.Specially if you are going to attend any Christmas Party or New Year's Event. It's specially for any party actually.
The Strong Green and the Dark Blue are both perfect for really strong and dark - maybe smoked - looks. Although I'm imagining a Slytherin look and a Ravenclaw look based on each shadow.


 



The Light Pink is quite refreshing, and yet, perfect for any look you want to do. 
The Darker Pink - reminds me of Cranberry by MAC (I actually own it and I can do a comparative review later too - is perfect for pretty much...everything? From a every-day look,  a "let's just swipe a bit of colour and run out " to a "let's do a really dark smokey look with pink". 
The Dark Matte Brown is also another perfect shadow for transition of even every-day looks. 
The Black shadow is the only one that disappointed me, although I'm that worried, since I actually wear black eyeshadow for anything (now at least!)

Bottom line is, for 10 euros (or 8£ or 10$, depending from you are) you get a pretty nice selection of colours. I really recommend this palette to anyone.In Portugal we can get this at any Sephora and in the UK you an get this from stores like Boots or Superdrug.For International buyers I recomend checking Sleek's website

I hope that you guys enjoyed this review. Do you want to know more about Sleek's products? I also own (besides this palette and the other two) their Face Form and a Blush by 3 in Sugar. 
Please take care, have a nice day!

With Love,
Diana.

Autumn Look

11/04/2013


Hello dears!
I said that I would be gone during the weekend, since I was going to visit my dear best friend Tercy. She is currently living in Caldas da Rainha because her college is there. Quite a nice village! We had a great time, from cooking, travelling - we went to Óbidos and to the beach as well - watching One Upon a Time in Wonderland (yes I'm a huge fan of the show! Alice, Cyrus and Knave are my favourite characters. And I hope that Alice gets to meet the Red Queen with her hood stick in her hands - if you know what I mean...).
Anyway, we also took the time to visit this beautiful park where we took amazing photos. I'll be sharing a few of my favourites today. The ones that you'll see were all taken by Tercy. She has a facebook page where she shows her amazing cosplay's. If you like Card Captor Sakura,Kobato and Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles you will love her work for sure!

  


My look was quite simple. I didn't wear any makeup because we were just having fun and this photos where taken Sunday morning - I was leaving Sunday afternoon and I would probably fell asleep during the trip back home and I didn't wanted to do that with makeup on my face.
For clothing, my jacket is from Zara (I got it last year during Christmas) but you can get one that looks the same from Primark (and for half the price actually). My shirt is from Pull&Bear and I got it 2 or 3 years ago, but since tartan is quite fashionable this wear, you can easily get something like this anywhere. The trousers are from Bershka and they are pretty old and I don't know where you can get a similar pair. My bag is from Deeply and my boots are from Seaside, a Portuguese brand.

It was a really nice experience and I really want to repeat it again and again. Maybe spending more time than just a weekend, who knows?
Al last but not least, I want to leave you with my favourite photo.
Please take care everyone, have a nice day!


 

With Love,
Diana.

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