Πέμπτη, 24 Φεβρουαρίου 2011

Make your own nail wheel!

Sometimes you want to play with false nails, try them on and have fun! But what happens when these nails are so bad that you don't want to use them anymore, or someone might gift you fake nails that you don't need. And you don't want to throw them away. So, what can you do?  Make your own nail wheel!
What you'll need:
*Glue
*Toothpicks
*Fake nails
*Cardboard

1)Put some glue on the back of the fake nail, where you'd normally place it, and stick the toothpick on it. Depending on the glue you use, make sure it's completely dry. Do the same for all the nails.
2)Take a round piece of cardboard and stick the other half of the toothpick with the nail on, on the cardboard. Make sure it's dry!
Easy, right? You can use different shapes of the cardboard and create your special nail wheel! It's really easy and you will not throw away your false nails.

I really liked this idea and I will try it when I find some of my false nails (total waste of money, I never liked them!)

Have you ever tried this?
Do you think it's useful?
xxx
E.

Δευτέρα, 21 Φεβρουαρίου 2011

Κυριακή, 20 Φεβρουαρίου 2011

ELF review: Earth and Water Mascara Duo



Hello lovelies!
How you doin'? (aka Joey Tribbiani)
Exams are over and we have already started our new courses. I am at least 3-4 hours at uni, and on Tuesdays, I have a 10h class! I hope you can understand that I try my best to update my blog, but sometimes I am not able to function when I come home..
I know I am a pretty bad person: going back on my blog, I realised I didn't include my elf mascara review. I know I didn't review this product immediately because I wanted to give it a shot, but until recently, I totally forgot about this one! And so, I decided to try it out and let you know..
I ordered this one from e.l.f. uk for £1.50/ €1.79/ $2.44.
Let's start with the packaging: This duo mascara comes in a classic, black and white tube, that has two different kind of mascaras on: Regular and Waterproof. It's small and handy, nothing special, but nothing bad about it as well.
The brush is thick, with short "hair" that goes round the brush. Not the classic way of hair that pop out of the brush holder. I guess this is a nice way to give length to your lashes, and as I can see, it really gives length and colour. However, I find the formula really sticky and it doesn't seem to seperate my lashes well, like my other mascaras. To be honest, the mascara can seperate them, but the formula destroys it! The amount that the brush can hold is too much and this is the reason it doesn't give the best result as it always flakes! It's a bad thing, and it's not easy to fix it. I only have one solution to this: Remove the mascara and start from the beginning. And this is not good when you are in a hurry or you don't want to ruin your make up.
 In addition to that, I remember that the first time I wore this mascara, it didn't last that long. Soon, I had some
indications of panda eyes. And I was not wrong. As soon as I got home, I saw that the mascara had already started smudging, after only a couple of hours. And when I tried to remove this using a cleansing wipe, oh, that was a terrible thought. It just went all around my eye, making me look like I got punched. You know, you are supposed to remove the mascara off of your eyelashes, not of your whole eye. Yesterday I wore this mascara again, and I have to admit that after three hours it was still in its place. But, it was, once again, difficult to remove.
 And the thing is that both the regular and the waterproof mascara have these effects. The only difference between these two, is that the regular gives more colour.


I wouldn't recommend this mascara to you, I really think you can pay some more bucks and get what you want. It would be a good last-minute solution though, or you can just have it in your bag in case of emergency!



Pros
*Not tested on animals
*Cheap
*Good package
*Small-it can fit in your smallest bags
*Gives the colour
*Seperating
*Length

Cons
*Smudging
*Flakes
*Not easy to remove
*Sticky
 
Rate: 1.5/5
Buy it again? Probably not

As you can see, my "pros" list is bigger than my "cons" list, but in my opinion, these cons are really important and the main reason I don't like this mascara, they really ruin every good thing about it!

ATTENTION

When I received m package, I also tested and reviewed the e.l.f. mineral foundation. My opinion was quite harsh and after many uses, I think it can work. Of course, I still think that it doesn't give good coverage and it's not the best foundation you can own, but I would rebuy it! As I have said, it works well when combined with a good concealer, and it can also work well under the eyes, giving the matte finish.

So, have you ever tried this mascara?
Are you satisfied?
How was your week?
xxx

Δευτέρα, 7 Φεβρουαρίου 2011

January favorites!

You know that I haven't done any "favorites" post so far, and just yesterday I thought I should do this post series during 2011! Starting January 2011! And this is why I am doing this late post! Anyway, here I goo!

Estee Lauder Sumptuous mascara and Stay in place concealer
Glamorous brown palette
Lipstick in pink
Blush by Funkyhouser/Amway
Pantene PROV for volume
Make up powder Hypo-allergic The Sun


These are my current favorites! I don't use a lot of make up lately, only concealer and mascara! It's the exams month! But, I have taken some more photos of the blush for you! If you are interested, let me know!
What was your favorite product last month?
xxx

Πέμπτη, 3 Φεβρουαρίου 2011

I've been tagged! A funny tag is here!

I saw this tag on *Athina's blog*, and I really liked it! She tagged all the Greek beauty bloggers that want to have some fun by doing this post! I usually don't do tag posts, but I thought this one is funny and entertaining! All you have to do is bold the lines that you feel related to!

I miss somebody right now.
I don't watch TV these days.
I wear glasses or contact lenses.
I love to play video games.
Ive tried marijuana.
I have been in a threesome.
I have been the psycho-ex in a past relationship.
I believe honesty is usually the best policy.
I have changed a lot mentally over the last year.
I carry my knife/razor everywhere with me
I'm TOTALLY smart.
I've broken someones bones.
I'm paranoid sometimes.
I would get plastic surgery if it were 100% safe, free of cost, and scar-free.
I need money right now.
I LOVE sushi.
I talk really,really fast.
I have long hair.
I have lost money in Las Vegas.
I have at least one sibling.
I have worn fake hair/fingernails/eyelashes in the past.
I couldn't survive without Caller ID.
I am usually pessimistic.
I have a lot of mood swings.
I have a hidden talent.
I'm always hyper no matter how much sugar i have.
I am currently single.
I have pecked someone of the same sex.
I enjoy talking on the phone.
I practically live in sweatpants or PJ pants. 
I love to Shop.
I Enjoy window shopping.
I would rather shop than eat.
I don't hate anyone.
I'm a pretty good dancer.
I'm completely embarrassed to be seen with my mother.
I have a cell phone.
I believe in God.
I watch MTV on a daily basis.
I have passed out drunk.
I've rejected someone before.
I have no idea what i want to do for the rest of my life.
I want to have children in the future.
I have changed a diaper before.
I've called the cops on a friend before.
I'm not allergic to anything.
I have a lot to learn.
I have been with someone at least 10 years older or younger.
I am shy around the opposite sex.
I have tried alcohol before.
I have made a move on a friend's significant other or crush in the past.
I own the South Park movie.
I would die for my best friends.
I think that Pizza Hut has the best pizza.
I have used my sexuality to advance my career.
I love Michael Jackson, scandals and all.
Halloween is awesome because you get free candy.
I watch Spongebob Squarepants and i like it.
I am happy at this moment.
I'm obsessed with guys.
I study for tests most of the time.
I tie my shoelaces differently from anyone I've ever met.
I am comfortable with who I am right now.
I have more than just my ears pierced.
I walk barefoot wherever i can.
I have jumped off a bridge.
I love sea turtles.
I spend ridiculous money on makeup.
Plan on achieving a major goal/dream.
I'm proficient in a musical instrument.
I worked at McDonald's restaurant.
I hate office jobs.
I love sci-fi movies.
I think water rules.
I went to college out of state.
I love sausages.
I love kisses.
I usually like covers better than originals.
I can pick up things with my toes.
I can't whistle.
I can move my tongue in waves, much like a snakes slither.
I have ridden a horse.
I still have every journal I've ever written in.
I can't stick to a diet.
I talk in my sleep.
I try to forget things by drowning them out with loads of distractions.
Climbing trees is a brilliant past-time.
I have jazz in my blood.
I wear a toe ring.
I have a tattoo.
I can't stand at LEAST one person that i work with.
I am a caffeine junkie.
I cosplay or know what cosplaying is.
I have been to over 15 conventions.
I will collect anything, and the more nonsensical the better.
I'm an artist.
I only clean my room when necessary.
I like a person of the same sex.
I love being happy.
I am an adrenaline junkie.


Now I tag aaall of you, because it's pretty good! Don't forget to check Athina and all the Greek Beauty Bloggers of my list!
Have fun and let me know if you do this post!
xxx



New dark gray nail polish!

Helloo, hello world, how are you all?
Things are kinda good here, minus the exams! I hate exams! Ahh, they only cause lack of sleeping (well, not always :P) and anxiety! -.-
This is why I stopped by a 1€ shop when going home after my last day's exams. And I only bought a dark gray nail polish that I looooved! I'm really into gray and brown polishes this season! I think they are both very pretty colours, match with everything, and you can wear them every day! [Yay for gray! Wow for brown!]
I'm sorry, I'm being silly, it's the studying! 
Anyway, I bought this one for 1.50€, or $2-2.50 and I might wanted to buy the lighter gray nail polish, but I like this one too so far! Here are some pictures!




As you can see, the nail polish is by Beauty Line Cosmetics. I've been buying their nail polishes for many years, and I am totally satisfied! They are cheap, but they are great quality! You need two coats to get a full colour, but only one also works for me! 
I also want to show you some of the eyeshadows I got, a face cream one friend makes and more! Just let me finish my exams, on 2/9! Can't wait!
What are your favourite colours for nails this season?
Hope you are all good!
xxx  




You can also see: