I don’t usually do makeup “tutorials” on my blog simply because I’m not that good in applying eye makeup! I’m still struggling with it and I’ve recently mastered the eyeliner technique but only with a felt tip eyeliner pen! However, I’ve been incorporating a lot more colour to my everyday makeup and, since I’ve noticed it has become a trend, I thought I’d share with you how to wear some of the latest summertime trends. Today I’m going to show you a look that I wear a lot, super easy and very bright, with mint and periwinkle on the eyes and shiny coral on the lips!
Monday, 28 July 2014
Thursday, 24 July 2014
Monday, 21 July 2014
Another popular makeup trend that’s been going around this summer is coloured mascara. I was browsing the Sephora stand the other day and I found the Full Action mascara in a beautiful turquoise colour and I succumbed to the trend! Today I’ll show you 3 looks that you can create with coloured mascara, it doesn’t have to be green, I just find that this colour really compliments my eye colour.
Thursday, 17 July 2014
Friday, 11 July 2014
I hope this post finds you with a little bit of tan and I really hope that your beach bag is already packed and you’ve hit the beach! However, if that’s not the case, I will take you through my beach bag essentials today. And even if you’re already on holiday, I hope this post gives you ideas about what you may have forgotten to pack and rush to the nearest shop to get it! Let’s dig into it!
Tuesday, 8 July 2014
When the weather heats up you gladly pack up your baggy sweaters and put them up in the closet where you can’t see them and switch them for tank tops and cute little shorts and dresses. You trade your boots for your, not so comfy, sandals and your comforting duvet for soft linen. What you also need to change up when the weather starts heating up is your skin and body care.
Thursday, 3 July 2014
Monday, 30 June 2014
What is the number one essential during summer? What is your number one priority to apply on your face and body before you leave the house? Or should be at least? Well, you guessed it right! Sunscreen or sunblock! Everybody is talking about how damaging the sun rays can be for your skin and that you should be safe under the sun and avoid it at specific hours that it can get more harmful for you. So, in order to be prepared for summer you need to stock up on sunscreens! And you need to toss away last year’s leftovers because they’re expired. Every sunscreen has got a label on it that indicates how long you can keep it for, and mostly that period is 12 months. Applying an expired sunscreen will not cause you any skin issues, however the SPF indicator just falls down to almost zero. So if you’ve got a sunscreen lotion that you opened last summer and it says it’s SPF 50, now that it’s expired it’s probably close to 10. Let’s dig in my picks for this summer the, shall we?
Thursday, 26 June 2014
This is the season that we concentrate more on our body and take care of it and that’s why we call it ‘bikini body’ season! It’s when we’re finally off to the beach and show a lot more skin in our bathing suits. Talking about showing your skin, today I will concentrate on tips on how to deflate your belly and feel a bit more comfortable when at the beach instead of hiding under your towel!
Monday, 23 June 2014
I thought I’d start a series of how to get ready for summer! Having the right products to accompany you to the beach or getting fit now that we’re showing a lot more skin or updating your makeup bag with summer appropriate products. Today I’m starting the series with a post about cleansing your body and getting summer ready from the inside out!
Thursday, 19 June 2014
I really love reading articles like that because I always find out about something I might be doing wrong or differently and not realise it! Today I’m going to give you 10+1 makeup mistakes that you might or might not be doing, that might look off or even make you look older. This will help mostly beginners I reckon, who might be doing their makeup in a certain way without knowing that they’re doing something wrong!
Thursday, 12 June 2014
Tuesday, 3 June 2014
Let’s welcome SUMMER, shall we? Well loves, spring is over and summer is finally here, hopefully with awesome weather, fingers creossed. Am I the only one who is already dreaming of sandy beaches and colourful sunsets and drinking and dancing till morning? Let’s just say there are some of you out there who are already planning your next getaway weekend, just to make sure I don’t feel completely out of place here! So, let’s dig in last month’s favourites and the awesome giveaway, as it has become a tradition in my latest favourites posts!
Thursday, 29 May 2014
Monday, 26 May 2014
Let’s touch a very sensitive subject; hair removal! Who likes body hair anyway? Why do they grow on you? Well, there is a very specific reason for that, scientifically speaking, but we don’t want them on us! Being a woman, you need to find the best ways to get rid of the unwanted hairs all over your body, and sometimes face, and since summer is here, especially in Greece, you need hair free, glowy skin to head out to the beach. Below you will get ideas about what I find effective and affordable that you can do at home!
Friday, 23 May 2014
Monday, 19 May 2014
Today I present to you a high end product. In succession to the BB cream hype come the CC creams, as in Colour Correcting creams. I’ve definitely jumped onto the BB cream bandwagon and the world of the newly launched CC creams is rather intriguing to me. The Dior Airflash is more a primer than your average CC cream, which excites me even more! Let’s see what the product can do for your complexion and whether it would suit you or not!
Thursday, 15 May 2014
Monday, 5 May 2014
April is over? What the…? Easter holidays are already gone? Oh come on! It feels like only yesterday that I was longing for my Easter leave from work and, oh man, I got a loooong one! I was absent from work for a whole two weeks, my brother came home from Germany and the whole family got reunited at my parents’ house, where I spent most of my holidays! This year’s highlight was that we had my niece with us, who is now almost 3 months old, and she’s started smiling to us and figuring out the world around her! Sadly, she as well is moving to Germany in June, so I have the whole May planned with weekend trips to get to see her as much as I can. As I was on holiday, I experimented with make-up a lot and today I’m presenting you the ones that got mostly loved during the past month.
Thursday, 1 May 2014
It’s the beginning of a new month and it’s time for a catch-up of my favourite posts of April! I hope it has been a wonderful month for you too and let’s welcome May now, along with a sunny weather, fingers crossed!
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Monday, 28 April 2014
The Maybelline Color Elixir is a product that made the earth shake under the feet of the beauty bloggers in the countries it’s already available, like the US and the UK. It is a hybrid product, meaning it offers the pigmentation of a lipstick, the shine of a gloss and the moisture of a lip balm. That’s what it is marketed for at least! Let’s see in detail.
Thursday, 24 April 2014
Tuesday, 22 April 2014
Thursday, 17 April 2014
Recently I came back from a business trip in Russia where I stayed for two weeks. You all know what a long business trip to a foreign country means right? No? Well, at least for me, it means a plethora of flights around the country to visit every little city possible once you made the effort to get there! So that itinerary had 10 flights in total, including two 8 hour ones from one part of Russia to the other! Sweet isn’t it? I believe this time I’ve mastered the packing situation, so I present you today with my top tips especially if you plan to catch a flight to your destination.
Monday, 14 April 2014
Today I have collaborated with Strawberrynet.com and I will be reviewing a highlighter palette. I have never done a collaboration with a website before and to be honest I did know the existence of the site but have never purchased anything from them. However, as I’ve read good reviews and experiences from people that have bought things from there, I thought I’d go for it.
Thursday, 10 April 2014
Monday, 7 April 2014
After I’ve found the best topcoat that makes my nail polish last longer (which you can read about here) I’ve been on the hunt for a nail polish basecoat to double the power! And it seems like I’ve found it!
Thursday, 3 April 2014
Monday, 31 March 2014
Today I’ll be talking to you about an over hyped product. No, I’m not late to the party, it just never occurred to me to write a post about them since there are so many reviews out there. However, since I expanded my collection of them and got some shades worth mentioning and worth swatching I thought I’d write about them.
Thursday, 27 March 2014
Monday, 24 March 2014
Today I wanted to share with you my morning skincare routine. I have been using this products for long enough to know that they suit and benefit my skin. Of course I do get the breakouts, I suffer from hormonal acne and I have noticed that my skin is at its best the week after I get my period and the week after ovulation, for the rest of the month I struggle with those white heads and cystic acne. However, these products have made my skin smoother and they have helped loads with hyperpigmentation that goes hand in hand with acne!
Thursday, 20 March 2014
Monday, 17 March 2014
Spring is here… Spring is actually here… It’s SPRING time everybodyyyyy! Excuse me for a sec, I need to jump around in my living room and do a small dance session! It’s not that I necessarily love spring, it’s that I get very bored and tired of gloomy weather and rain and heavy clothing and boots, etc. It’s the change that I like, I act the exact same way when autumn is at our doorstep! Today I gathered my top 10 favourite nail polishes for this time of year that will get your spirits up and go well along with your brighter clothing and makeup!
Sunday, 16 March 2014
Another Baking Post today and this time I’m sharing with you a cookie recipe. They are the most chocolat-y cookies in the history of cookies, I swear! They are crunchy on the outside and soft and moist on the inside. It’s a delicious combination of chocolate chips, nutella and caramel all blended in one! It’s not a difficult one, I’d say it’s kind of easy since you don’t need any hand mixer; just a pan and an oven to bake them in!
Thursday, 13 March 2014
It has been almost 10 months since my last post about acne (you can read Vol.I here) and I have noticed that lots of you were interested on the topic. A lot has changed since then; I’ve finished my Adaferin treatment and I’ve changed my skincare a lot, as well as my way of thinking.
Monday, 10 March 2014
Since my hormonal acne reappeared after 10 years and after several prescriptions including Accuran, I’ve been searching for a good moisturiser targeted for oily/combination skin (you can read how it all started here and there is a Vol.II coming up soon with before & after pictures and everything). Before, my bathroom cabinet had only one cream that I used sparingly. Now my cabinet is full of different brands and formulas in a quest to find the one that suits me best for different purposes.
Thursday, 6 March 2014
Monday, 3 March 2014
Friday, 28 February 2014
Today we are talking about a HG product: Seche Vite top coat. Everyone and their cat is using this after applying nail polish in order to have shiny, dry-in-a-minute nails. We are not going to argue about whether the Seche Vite is worth the money or the hype; if you ask me it definitely is. However, if you are on a budget there are alternatives that you can use and probably do almost the same job! Is the China Glaze top coat one of them?
Tuesday, 25 February 2014
Judging from this post’s title you might think I’m indecisive! However, don’t you think L’oreal makes it a bit confusing for us when they launch a product and give them a different name in Europe and another in the US? Having said that I’ve bought mine from Russia before they launched in Europe and I don’t even want to know what they might call them there! So, a lip gloss product that promises you a 6 hour hydration and a staying power of a stain, huh?
Saturday, 22 February 2014
Michael Todd True Organics is a brand that has got a lot of hype through YouTube and the Blogoshere. They are a company that makes skincare for all different skin types with 70% organic ingredients. I got drawn to it after YouTubers' reviews about their acne/blemish skincare regime. I was very skeptical about the “organic” idea of the line since I am a person that has treated acne with Accuran and strong prescriptions and have never looked at the ingredient list of any skincare products because the harsher the chemicals the better the results (!). I was definitely never a believer that natural products and oils can ever make the slightest difference if you don’t follow any prescription. Well, these products have changed my way of thinking and my attitude towards natural products. They have made a huge change to my skin and I’m kind of happy that I only use natural products to treat my problem areas without inserting any chemicals into my body. Let’s see the products one by one and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each.
Thursday, 20 February 2014
Monday, 17 February 2014
Friday, 14 February 2014
I don’t normally post two days in a row but since today is Valentine’s Day and most of you will be going out on dates or partying with you girlfriends probably ending up with some date for future reference I thought I’d give you the look I will be wearing tonight since my fiancé has already asked me out!
Thursday, 13 February 2014
Last year I feel that we were bombarded with oils for haircare and skincare. We shifted from the belief that using oils will make your hair or face greasy and dry oils entered our lives. Each brand started making their own and here I am with four of them to let you know how I use them and which one I believe does the best job for my hair.
Monday, 10 February 2014
Rimmel London is one of my favourite drugstore brands. Not only because they make the best mattifying powder ever (aka Stay Matte Powder for those of you who have been living under a rock lately) but also because they seem to follow the beauty updates very closely with great launches every now and then making us non UK based beauty bloggers counting down the days until the product hits feelunique.com or asos.com. This time they did it again with the Apocalips; epic name, isn’t it?
Friday, 7 February 2014
Tuesday, 4 February 2014
I can’t believe the first month of 2014 is already gone! At the moment that I’m writing this post I got the news that my niece was born, so excuse the fact that I might not be making any sense throughout!!! So we got through the most depressing month of the year according to scientists. They say it is because of the post-holiday season and all the resolutions that we make that we feel very stressed and depressed this month. But we got through it alright, didn’t we? Let’s dig in what products I’ve been loving this month then!
Sunday, 2 February 2014
Are mascaras the most controversial thing on the blogosphere or is that just my impression? In my opinion, whether a mascara will suit you or not is as subjective as foundation. There are so many types of wands and formulas out there that promise you huge eyelashes no matter what. Today I’m going to get into deep about a very well hyped one the Maybelline’s The Rocket Mascara.
Friday, 31 January 2014
Today we are going to talk about skincare! I was introduced to the brand EVDERMIA by my dermatologist who prescribed a mask by them and after seeing the wonderful results I deided to contact them to see where I could get some samples of the creams they do. They were so kind to send me some full size products and now I have a broader opinion about the brand in general rather than a single product. It is a Greek brand, targeted to acne and hair loss mainly, and you can find their products only in pharmacies/online pharmacies. Most pharmacies do not stock them so you might need to pre-order them. Below you can read the reviews for each individual product which have helped my acne prone skin loads.