October 28, 2011

It Will Be Smooth Sailing From Here On NOTD

Yay! We finally had some nice and sunny weather here in Slovenia today. You know what this means... NOTD pictures!


I'm rocking Essie Smooth Sailing on my nails:



Smooth Sailing is an awesome periwinkle/lavender blue shade with tons of silver shimmer that actually reflects in various colours. I love it!


What do you think?



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Song of the day: Nickelback - Next go round

October 27, 2011

Anti-Aging Tips For Women

You probably remember Aleya, the lovely lady who has already written a couple of guest posts for Biba's Beauty Corner before. Well, today she's back with another guest post, this time we're going to read about anti-aging tips for women. We all want to stay healty and young looking for as long as it's possible, don't we. Here are few tips how we can achieve this. Let's take a look...


Anti-Aging Tips For Women

Women have always gone above and beyond to look more beautiful and to appear to be younger. Today more than ever we are blasted by advertisements telling us that we should buy certain products that will do just that. The problem is that many of these products don’t work. We’re literally buying hope in a bottle. However, this is not always the case. There are many ways that we can look and feel younger and there are products out there than can help us on our way.

Get Rid Of Under Eye Circles:
Dark circles can make you appear to be tired and older than you really are. The best way to get rid of it is by taking vitamin K every day so that your skin gets balanced from the inside out. Applying fresh minced mint with a hint of lemon juice or applying chamomile tea bags to your eyes for ten minutes a day for two weeks can also help you out. However, if you choose to wear concealer to cover it up until the circle has diminished you should be sure to remove it as soon as you get home and especially before going to bed at night. The longer these cosmetics are on your skin the worse your skin will become.

Wear The Right Makeup Colors:
Sure bold eye shadow colors may be in fashion right now, but on a more mature woman it simply doesn’t work the way it does on a twenty something girl. Instead try different shades of taupe, gold, pink and brown to see which ones work best to make your eyes stand out and suite your style.

Go Easy On Accents:
Mascara and liquid liner are great for creating glamorous looks but you have to be careful with your technique one you’re over the age of 40. Skip the liquid liner and try a pencil one for a lighter and gentler touch. Toss the thickening mascara for one that gives your lasher a little bit of color without making them look overdone. The more simple the liner and mascara the more youthful you will appear.

Moisturize:
Purchase a good moisturizer that is made for your skin type. You’ll find that over the years your skin becomes drier so you should try moisturizers that contain glycerin so that they hold on to moisture. You should also look into skincare lines that contain fruit and flower extracts that will revitalize, tighten and moisturize your skin.

Use SPF:
No matter which season you’re in or how cold it is outside you must apply SPF to your skin every day. While we need vitamin D from the sun, too much of it can cause age spots and wrinkles. Protecting your skin from the sun is one of the most important things that you can do to keep it younger and stronger.

Eat Right:
Your skin needs proper nourishment to look its best. Start by drinking eight glasses of water daily so that you remain hydrated throughout the day and so that you can flush toxins out of your body. As far as food goes, stay away from foods that are high in fat. You should incorporate more lean meats, fat free dairy, whole grains and lots of fruits and leafy green veggies to your daily eating habits. Some people think that healthy foods have no flavor but this is totally untrue. Steamed veggies have just as much flavor as a plate of fries. You’ll find that by eating right not only will you feel better but you’ll look better as well.

Take Vitamins:
No matter how well we eat, we’ll never get the recommended daily amount of Vitamins B, C, E and K all of which help to give our skin a healthy glow and good elasticity. Therefore it is suggested that you should take a multi vitamin every day so that you get all of the benefits that these vitamins can give you. For best results take them in the morning rather than at night.

Exercise:
Time and time again research has proven that exercising regularly can keep us younger. A regular workout regimen helps to reduce stress so that your body feels firmer and fights unwanted fine lines and wrinkles. It also gets rid of the toxins that are floating around in our bodies causing our skin to look grey and dull. If you don’t like working out indoors then go for brisk walks outdoors. You’ll get the same results.

Sleep:
Before we have kids we can sleep like the dead. However once the cute little bundles of joys arrive sleep becomes a thing of the past because we’re always running to catch up with what we haven’t gotten done throughout the day. Your health is more important than anything else that you have to do and so you should go to bed early enough that you get your eight hours of shuteye. This way your stress level will go down, your eyes will be brighter, you won’t have such dark under eye circles and if you’re still worried about your chores you can have more energy to get them done tomorrow.

As a last resort there are procedures such as botox and laser treatments that you can do to look younger but they will only give you short term results if you don’t take care of yourself properly first.


This post was written by Aleya who works in collaboration with Allu Skincare.


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Which tips you're already following? Be honest :)

October 25, 2011

The Winners Are...

I'm here to announce the winners of my Blog Anniversary Giveaways!


Here are the results:

The winner of my first giveaway is number

34


Random numbers generated Oct 25 2011 at 13:59:28 by www.psychicscience.org
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34. Andrea.djk


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The winner of my second giveaway is number

4

Random numbers generated Oct 25 2011 at 14:3:21 by www.psychicscience.org
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4. Irena B


Congratulations, ladies! I will send you an e-mail later on.

October 23, 2011

Friday Night FOTD

Hi!


Today I have a couple of pictures of makeup I wore on the Friday night to show you. We only went out for a drink or two. I'm sorry about the weird lighting - I've taken this photos at around 9:30 in the evening under incadescent light at Biba's Beauty Corner Headquarter.







Products used:
- Face: BellaPierre Mineral Foundation in Cinnamon;
- Eyes: Essence eyeshadow base, Meow Cosmetics Ideal Eyes e/s in Cats in the Cradle on the inner half of the lid and as a highlighter, The She Space e/s in Naughty Neighbour on the outter half of the lid, in the crease and on the lower lash line, Essence Multi-action Mascara.
- Cheeks: Alverde Powder Rouge in Magic Terra (Zauberwald LE).
- Lips: Essence Lip Gloss in Flowerkissed (Blossoms etc. TE).


So, what are you doing these days?



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Song of the day: Iggy Pop - Realy Wild Child (Wild One)

October 20, 2011

Gift Ideas

There are so many beautiful makeup collections and sets available now - perfect for Birthday or Christmas gifts. These would be my picks, if I could buy myself lots of presents. LOL.


Benefit I'm Glam...Therefore I am


Photo credit: Sephora.com


Benefit Project Flawless


Photo credit: Sephora.com


Josie Maran Beauty In A Box: Orglamic Revolution


Photo credit: Sephora.com


LORAC Bejeweled Lip Gloss Collection


Photo credit: Sephora.com


LORAC Private Affair Palette


Photo credit: Sephora.com


Tarte Blush & Bronze On The Go


Photo credit: Sephora.com


Tarte NeutralEYES Volume II Natural Eye Palette


Photo credit: Sephora.com


Tarte SmolderEYES Limited-Edition Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner Collection


Photo credit: Sephora.com


Too Faced On The Prowl


Photo credit: Sephora.com


Too Faced Sweet Dreams Makeup Collection


Photo credit: Sephora.com


See anything you like?

October 19, 2011

Wait A Minute, Mister Postman!

"(Stop)
Oh yes, wait a minute Mister Postman
(Wait)
Wait Mister Postman

Please, Mister Postman, look and see
(Oh yeah)
If there's a letter package in your bag for me
(Please, Please Mister Postman)" The Marvelettes - Mr. postman


Oh, yes! Mister Postman sure has stopped often at my house in the last two weeks! :D

Bought:






Swap with Brittany at Brie Nails:






Swap with Liloo at Le petit jardin de liloo:



Meow Cosmetics order with darksome at Swatch Freak:



I knew I forgot something... Essence Waking up in Vegas from Re-Mix Your Style TE as a surprise gift from Ina at Hysteria Of Decay:



It's been a good month so far for hauling, but otherwise I've been completely down the last couple of days. I don't know... I feel like I'm on an emotional rollercoaster. And I'm exhausted...



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Song of the day: The Marvelettes - Mr. postman

October 16, 2011

Let's Celebrate Some More!

Well, it is Biba's Beauty Corner 2nd Anniversary and I think we should celebrate it some more, so here is another little giveaway for you!


- Essence Nail Polish in 01 You're My Dragonfly, Sugar! (Natventurista TE),
- Pair of earrings made by me.

Rules:
- Be a follower of any kind (GFC, Facebook or Bloglovin').
- Fill out the form.
- Open internationally.
- Ends on Sunday, 23 October at 20:00 (GMT +01:00).


To enter just fill in the form below.


*EDIT: This contest is closed. I have removed the entry form.*

October 12, 2011

Tarte Cosmetics Wishlist

I've been eyeing a couple of products by Tarte Cosmetics for a while now. They have so many gorgeous products! The products I just can't get out of my mind are their value sets, especially these two:

Lip Service Limited-Edition LipSurgence™ Collection



Photo credit: Sephora.com


Radiant & Rested: Volume II Universal Complexion & Color Collection


Photo credit: Sephora.com


I would really like to have these two sets! If there is anyone that would be willing to do a custom purchase for me or a swap, please, contact me.

Could Sophyto Clear Up Your Perioral Dematitis?

I have already written about perioral dermatitis here on Biba's Beauty Corner before and how Sophyto helped me with my condition. Sadly, Sophyto products are too expensive for me to buy them regulary, but I have finally received the paycheck for all the apples I have picked and the first thing I did with it - I have ordered a package of Sophyto skin care products.


My Sophyto haul:



I don't know, if I have already shared this, but in collaboration with Ars Cosmetica my story was even presented on Sophyto's blog: Could Sophyto Clear Up Your Perioral Dematitis?


I am in no way affiliated with Sophyto, I simply wanted to let you know about my experience.




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Song of the day: Barry White - Let the music play

October 9, 2011

2 Years Of Biba's Beauty Corner!

There are lots of bloggers that started their blogs in October, as far as I can tell from the blog posts that are popping up on my dashboard. And, yes I've started my blog in October two years ago too.

I've decided to do a couple of mini giveaways during the October to say "Thank You!" to all, who take time to stop here and leave your precious comments.


Here is the first one:


- A pair of earrings made by me,
- Essence Multi Dimension Nail Polish in Must Have,
- Barry Nail Effects in Black.


Rules:
- Be a follower of any kind.
- Fill out the form.
- Open internationally.
- Ends on Sunday, 16 October at 20:00 (GMT +01:00).


I'm using the Google Form for the first time now, so I hope everything works o.k.


*EDIT: This contest is closed. I have removed the entry form.*

October 8, 2011

I'm Taking The Stage With This Rising Star NOTD

It seems like my nails just can't recover from all the work on the plantation *sad face*. But I was so eager to try out the polishes that Heather sent me in our swap, that I just couldn't wait any longer and put a couple of them on my nails.


OPI Take The Stage & Rising Star on the accent finger (both part of Burlesque Collection):



Even though I'm not huge fan of orange this combo makes me feel warm in this cold cold weather we have here now.



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Song of the day: Eurythmics - When tomorrow comes

October 6, 2011

Lily Lolo Eyeshadow Swatches

Here is the last post about Lily Lolo samples I've received to swatch them for you. This time it's all about eyeshadows!


Let's take a look at the swatches (made without any base underneath; photos clickable as always):



African Violet: " A grey/purple mineral eyeshadow. Use with Parma Violet or Golden Lilac for a lovely twist on smoky eyes."

Cream Soda: "A soft matte creamy beige mineral eyeshadow. Cream Soda makes a great base for other mineral eyeshadows, and is a great colour for a natural daytime look."

Greyzie Daze: "A deep bluey grey eyeshadow with a matte finish. Perfect for adding depth to the sockets in the outer corners and makes a fabulous eyeline when applied wet. A great shade for smoky eyes."

Gunmetal: "A rich sparkly grey mineral eyeshadow. Great for smoky eyes."

Hush: "A matte, pale peachy pink. Makes a lovely wash over the eyelids, or apply in the inner corners to brighten and give a wide-eyed effect - a perfect daytime shade or for use as a base."

Miami Taupe: "A silky soft, smoky taupe eyeshadow - perfect for adding subtle definition to your eyes. With a slight shimmer and velvety finish Miami Taupe is one of our absolute favourites."

Moonlight: "A rich, luxurious and glistening chocolate brown eyeshadow, perfect for adding depth or makes a stunning eye liner."

Mudpie: "A rich matte brown mineral eyeshadow. Great used to deepen eyebrow colour with the angled brow brush."

Mystery: "A creamy matte grey/green mineral eyeshadow. Mystery makes a great all over wash colour as a base for smoky eyes."

Orchid: "A pretty soft white mineral eye shadow with a slight shimmer. Orchid makes a great highlighter."

Pink Champagne: "A subtle pink mineral eyeshadow with a hint of shimmer."

Soft Brown: "A soft matte brown mineral eyeshadow with pinky undertones. Soft brown is perfect for achieving the barely there natural look."


Lily Lolo eyeshadows are great in general - so soft, buttery and mostly great pigmented. My favourites when it comes to pigmentation and texture are Cream Soda, Moonlight and Orchid. I also really like African Violet, Greyzie Daze and Miami Taupe. The only disappointment was Mystery which is really poorly pigmented and it applies a bit uneven too.


Which shades do you like the most?


Mineralna ličila Lily Lolo so na voljo na LilyLolo.si.




* PR Samples

October 5, 2011

BM Beauty Eyeshadow Swatches

Have you heard of BM Beauty Mineral Makeup before? I did some Google searching, found their website and apparently the company is based in Scotland.


I have received a few eyeshadow samples from Nina at Specia.si and here are the swatches (made without any base underneath):


Dusty Road: "Golden shimmery beige."

Her Majesty: "Shimmery pink/gold."

Platinum Tiara: "Rich, sparkly grey."


Have you tried any of their products?


Za vse slovenske navdušenke nad mineralnimi ličili: BM Beauty ličila so na voljo na LilyLolo.si.




* PR Samples

October 4, 2011

Lily Lolo Blush Swatches

As I've said in this post, I'm going to show some swatches of Lily Lolo and BM Beauty mineral makeup swatches. And if you were wondering which products I'll swatch first, the right answer is blushes. But I'm pretty sure you have already known that ;)


Here are the swatches of five Lily Lolo blushes (photo is clickable as always):


Candy Girl: "A lovely shimmery, pale pink blush, the perfect addition to your beach girl look."

Cherry Blossom: "A pale, peachy-pink blush with a very subtle shimmer, perfect for paler skin tones."

Juicy Peach: "A delicious creamy matte peach blush."

Rosy Apple: "A perfect, shimmery pink-brown blush, Rosy Apple is the perfect combination of a pink blush mixed with a natural shade bronzer."

Rose Bud: "A shimmering perfect rosy pink blush for a natural flushed-cheek look."


Which shade is your favourite?


Za vse moje slovenske spremljevalke: Lily Lolo izdelki so na voljo na LilyLolo.si.




* PR Samples

October 2, 2011

Random Ramblings, Vol. 004

I haven't done some "random ramblings" for a while now...


If you're wondering what's coming up next on Biba's Beauty Corner, here's a little sneak peek:


Lily Lolo & BM Beauty samples that were sent to me by Specia.si to do some swatches.


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Here's the winner of my Monthly Contest - September:


Congrats, Freshie! I'll e-mail you later on.


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Which Kinder Bueno do you prefer?




That's it for today. Have a nice Sunday!



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Song of the day: Maroon 5 - Moves like Jagger

October 1, 2011

Empty! #4

Another post in the "Empty!" series. I have maganed to finish these five products recently:



1. Ombia Naturkosmetik Body Peeling Pomegranate; around 5€.
I think it was last Winter when Hofer put out some skincare products with BDIH certificat for natural/organic cosmetics. I've bought couple of handcreams and this body peeling (x2; I have got one more, yay!). But there were also shower gels, face creams and some other stuff. I guess this was a limited edition, because I haven't seen these products again later. I like my body peeling to be on a rough side and this one is just perfect. It smells like pomegranate, has jelly like texture with quite big peeling particles in it and it does amazing job. My skin feels so polished, smooth and soft after using this peeling.
Repurchase: Definitely yes, if these will ever be sold in Hofer again.

2. Essential Care Organic Rose Moisturizer; around 25€.
This is my favourite moisturizer for about two years now. And I can't say how much I love it. It has very light texture, it gets easily absorbed and leaves my skin moisturized, toned and a bit glowing. It has sort of gentle rose scent which isn't annoying at all. And it works really great under mineral foundation. It is certified by Soil Association Organic Standard.
Repurchase: Yes!

3. Kiss Diamond Hard Strenghthening Basecoat; around 5 or 6€.
I've been buying this basecoat on the regular basis for the last two years, I think. It can be used as a strenghthening treatment and/or basecoat. I'm very satisfied with it. I dries in no time, gives a bit shine to the nail, it works well with all polishes I applied afterwards and it is B3F.
Repurchase: Yes!

4. Alverde Thalasso Feeling Shower Gel; 1,45€.
I have already said in one of my previous "Empty!" posts that I usually buy Alverde shower gels in differents scents, since they are cheap and certified natural/organic. This one has sort of fresh - supposedly sea like - smell and it contains Aloe Vera moisturizing pearls. Nice, refreshing shower gel and it does its job.
Repurchase: Yes.

5. Ebelin Nail Polish Remover (acetone free & almond scented); 0,85€.
I usually buy and use this nail polish remover (Ebelin is DM's house brand) when I do some swatches and don't wan to waste Afrodita oil-based remover. I think that's one of the cheapest removers I've tried that is still quite good and doesn't dry out my nails and cuticle too much.
Repurchase: Yes.


Do you know and use any of these products?



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Song of the day: Life of Agony - Let's pretend