March 30, 2012

ARTDECO Marrakesh Sunset Collection Photos & Swatches

Last week or so I was lucky enough to win a set of products of ARTDECO's Marrakesh Sunset Collection on ARTDECO Slovenian Facebook page and here is what I got (photo overload, sorry!):




Hydra Lip Booster in No. 32:



Beauty Box Duo (containing two eyeshadows out of four in this collection):







Swatches:




I love the eyeshadow No. 13 - it's such a pretty chocolate-bronzey shade! Hydra Lip Booster is pretty awesome too - I just love the texture, since it's not sticky at all, but I wish it would be a bit more pigmented though.


How about you - do you see anything you like? I know I still want the blush that's in this collection!

March 29, 2012

MeoMeo's Creation Giveaway Winner!

Yay! It's time to pick the winner of MeoMeos' Creation Giveaway!


The lucky number is:

3

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Congratulations Lia's Beautyland! I'll send you an e-mail as soon as possible.

ARTDECO Marrakesh Sunset Collection Preview

ARTDECO Marrakesh Sunset Collection is this year's Summer Collection that immediately caught my eyes. I really want the blush, it's so pretty!




Photo credit: Artdeco.de


Do you like it? Are you planning to buy anything?

March 27, 2012

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush In Dollface Photos & Swatches

For the last couple of days I've been photographing and swatching some beautiful make up products I own and that deserve their own post on my blog. So, there are a lot of swatch posts coming up and I hope you will enjoy them!


Today I want to show you some photos and swatches of Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush In Dollface. Dollface is a lovely pink blush for Spring coloured cheeks!


Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Dollface:






Dollface is a light pink shade with cool undertones and matte finish. This is my only Tarte blush so far, but I know I want some more :D


Do you like it?


I am currently testing a new water mark on my photos and I would really like to hear your opinion about it.



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Song of the day: Ultravox - Dancing with tears in my eyes

March 25, 2012

Black & White Nail Challenge Day 8: Sponging

With some delay, I know, but I'm here today with the next manicure in our Black & White Nail Challenge.


Day 8 is the day for Sponging:




I used Essence I love My Jeans for shimmery black base, Konad white stamping polish for sponging, Konad red nail polish for wannabe flower on my ring finger and no name polish with holo glitter in clear base on my tips.


Check out the other girls who participate in this challenge and their creations:
- Purple Glitters
- Colorful Bottle's Blog
- Biba's Beauty Corner
- Taya
- Nail crazy
- Mateji ustvarjata
- My Nail Graffiti
- Colores de Carol
- Emerald Sparkled
- omgnoodles
- LAQUERED TIPS
- Welcome To Brianna's World
- Pink Polish Addict
- My Little Vanities
- Hooked On Polish
- Posh Nail Art
- Džumbus
- Oye Gemisi Kalkiyor
- The Nail Buff

March 21, 2012

Meow!

I've bought a couple of nail polishes from a girl on Ars Cosmetica forum and she was super sweet and sent me this cute cat figure too.





Meow!



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Song of the day: Roxette - Dangerous

March 20, 2012

Black & White Nail Challenge Day 7: Black & White With Glitters

Day 7 of our Black & White Nail Challenge! We supposed to do Black & White With Glitters manicure. And I did. Sort of...


Well, this is a weird mani of mine:




I have used Orly Winter Wonderland as a silvery-white base colour, then I have added one coat of BarryM black crackle nail polish and one coat of Color Club Magic Attraction. Maybe it was not the brightest idea to layer glitter over a crackle polish. Hmmm.


Check out the other girls who participate in this challenge and their creations:
- Purple Glitters
- Colorful Bottle's Blog
- Biba's Beauty Corner
- Taya
- Nail crazy
- Mateji ustvarjata
- My Nail Graffiti
- Colores de Carol
- Emerald Sparkled
- omgnoodles
- LAQUERED TIPS
- Welcome To Brianna's World
- Pink Polish Addict
- My Little Vanities
- Hooked On Polish
- Posh Nail Art
- Džumbus
- Oye Gemisi Kalkiyor
- The Nail Buff

March 16, 2012

Black & White Nail Challenge Day 6: Colour Base With Something White

We're already more than halfway through - it's Day 6 in our Black & White Nail Challenge!


Here is my version of today's challenge - Colour Base With Something White:




I used Models Own nail polish in Purple Grey for base colour & dots on top and Konad Stamping Nail Polish in White for this manicure. I may have gone a bit overboard with all the dots, but I just couldn't stop making them, LOL.


Check out the other girls who participate in this challenge and their creations:
- Purple Glitters
- Colorful Bottle's Blog
- Biba's Beauty Corner
- Taya
- Nail crazy
- Mateji ustvarjata
- My Nail Graffiti
- Colores de Carol
- Emerald Sparkled
- omgnoodles
- LAQUERED TIPS
- Welcome To Brianna's World
- Pink Polish Addict
- My Little Vanities
- Hooked On Polish
- Posh Nail Art
- Džumbus
- Oye Gemisi Kalkiyor
- The Nail Buff

Miracle Of Maracuja? Sounds Good To Me!

Oh! Now, this is a pretty little set, don't you think?


Photo credit: Tarte.com


Wouldn't mind having it in my collection!


How about you? Any new cosmetic products on your Spring wish list?

March 15, 2012

Empty! #6

Oh, wow, it's been a while since my last "Empty!" post... I already have a box full of empty cosmetic products, but somehow just couldn't get myself to write about them.

Anyway, here are another five products I haven't shown you before on my blog that I've managed to finish:



1. Hurraw! Chocolate Lip Balm; around 5€.
I love lip balms, I mean which girls doesn't ;) And if it has chocolate flavour, I'm sold. This one is really nice - all natural, organic, vegan, raw, good (so they say). It's a rich and nourishing lip balm, that has nice chocolate smell too. That's all I want. But they do have lots of other flavours to choose from and I'll definitely buy some other as well.
Repurchase: Yes, but I'll probably try some other flavours.

2. Sophyto Anti-Aging Antioxidant Serum; 36,90€.
This is probably the best serum I've tried so far! It's very light - it almost feels like water when you apply it (it doesn't contain any oils) and absorbs very quickly too, which is very important to me, since I have very oily skin lately. My skin looks refreshed and firmer after using this serum. I use it in the evening on the entire face and around eyes as well and the next morning my skin looks healty and glowy.
Repurchase: Oh, yes!

3. Skin Blossom Complete Care Shampoo; around 6€.
Currently my favourite shampoo, I like it better than Alverde Coffein Shampoo. It has gentle herbal scent and it foams very good for organic shampoo. Even though it's very gentle, it calms my itchy scalp and leaves my hair clean, soft and a bit fuller looking.
Repurchase: Yes. I already have a backup bottle.

4. Ikove Acai Chocolate Body Polish; I think the original price was around 15 or 16€, but I've bought with a 50% discount.
This is an oily type of body peeling with sugar in it as an exfoliator. It has an interesting, but nice scent - something between herbal & chocolate. Sugar may feel a bit rough for those with sensitive skin, but I like it. This peeling does leave an oily residue on the skin, but I simply massage it into my skin and so I don't have to use any body lotion/butter afterwards. My skin is so soft after using it and I just love this feeling.
Repurchase: I would, but it looks like Ikove isn't available in any Slovenian webstore anymore.

5. Alverde Body Butter Vanilleblüte & Mandarine (LE); a bit under 3€.
I love this body butter! It smells divine - a bit citrus-y (tangerine) and a bit sweet (vanilla). In the winter time I like using more rich and nourishing skin care products for my body, so I usually go for a body butter. A couple of months ago Alverde (DM house brand) released this Vanilla & Tangerine body butter. It was love at first smell. The butter itself, beside the yummy scent, applies very nice, it absorbs quickly too and my skins feels so soft and looks nourished after using it.
Repurchase: Yes! I already have a backup and I think I need more.


Thanks for reading! If you have any comments or questions on products shown above, please, let me know.



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Song of the day: Pixies - Where is my mind

Biba's Beauty Corner on Hellocotton!

You can now follow me on Hellocotton!


Biba's Beauty Corner on Hellocotton

March 14, 2012

Black & White Nail Challenge Day 5: Colour Base With Something Black

Since things don't always go as planned, I didn't manage to post this manicure yesterday... But here it is today! It's Day 5 in our Black & White Nail Challenge!


Today's (well, yesterday's) challenge is (was) Colour Base With Something Black. Let me just say, I had some problems with this one too. I wanted to do scotch tape mani, but I've somehow torn off my base colour on two fingers when I was removing the tape. So, I've decided it to do it freehanded. Not a good idea, if may I say so! LOL. Let me show you why...




I used Orly Emberstone and WnW Black Creme for this manicure. Please, don't make fun out of my not-so-straight lines made with WnW black nail polish ;)


Check out the other girls who participate in this challenge and their creations:
- Purple Glitters
- Colorful Bottle's Blog
- Biba's Beauty Corner
- Taya
- Nail crazy
- Mateji ustvarjata
- My Nail Graffiti
- Colores de Carol
- Emerald Sparkled
- omgnoodles
- LAQUERED TIPS
- Welcome To Brianna's World
- Pink Polish Addict
- My Little Vanities
- Hooked On Polish
- Posh Nail Art
- Džumbus
- Oye Gemisi Kalkiyor
- The Nail Buff

March 10, 2012

Black & White Nail Challenge Day 4: White Base With Some Colour

It's already Day 4 in our Black & White Nail Challenge - White Base With Some Colour!


Here is my idea:




I used Essence Prismatic White nail polish (@Holografics.com TE) for white base, Essence Nightline nail polish (Urban Messages TE) for what it supposed to be dark blue gradient (now it just look black), a random nail sticker for that tiny flower on my ring finger and NYC Starry Silver Glitter on the tips.


Check out the other girls who participate in this challenge and their creations:
- Purple Glitters
- Colorful Bottle's Blog
- Biba's Beauty Corner
- Taya
- Nail crazy
- Mateji ustvarjata
- My Nail Graffiti
- Colores de Carol
- Emerald Sparkled
- omgnoodles
- LAQUERED TIPS
- Welcome To Brianna's World
- Pink Polish Addict
- My Little Vanities
- Hooked On Polish
- Posh Nail Art
- Džumbus
- Oye Gemisi Kalkiyor
- The Nail Buff

March 7, 2012

Black & White Nail Challenge Day 3: Black Base With Some Colour

It's time for Day 3 in our Black & White Nail Challenge - Black Base With Some Colour!


I know this is not the best manicure you've seen here on my blog, but I had to post it, since it was already my third attempt for today's challenge. I think the full moon is coming, because I'm really moody and I get irritated easily. My first try was funky french - fail! The second time I wanted to do some Konading - you're right, fail again! Ugh! My third and last attempt was ruffian manicure...

Black Base With Some Colour:




I used Deborah Milano Sense Tech 100% Mat nail polish in 01, China Glaze Ring In The Red and a layer of top coat for today's manicure.


Check out the other girls who participate in this challenge and their creations:
- Purple Glitters
- Colorful Bottle's Blog
- Biba's Beauty Corner
- Taya
- Nail crazy
- Mateji ustvarjata
- My Nail Graffiti
- Colores de Carol
- Emerald Sparkled
- omgnoodles
- LAQUERED TIPS
- Welcome To Brianna's World
- Pink Polish Addict
- My Little Vanities
- Hooked On Polish
- Posh Nail Art
- Džumbus
- Oye Gemisi Kalkiyor
- The Nail Buff

March 4, 2012

Black & White Nail Challenge Day 2: White On Black

Hi! I'm probably the last posting today's manicure from all the girls who participate in this challenge. Sorry! It's 11 p.m. and I've just returned home. Luckily, I took the photos of my mani in the morning.


Here is my White On Black manicure:




I used Wet'n'Wild Black Creme as black base and Konad White Stamping Polish for white dots.


Check out the other girls who participate in this challenge and their creations:
- Purple Glitters
- Colorful Bottle's Blog
- Biba's Beauty Corner
- Taya
- Nail crazy
- Mateji ustvarjata
- My Nail Graffiti
- Colores de Carol
- Emerald Sparkled
- omgnoodles
- LAQUERED TIPS
- Welcome To Brianna's World
- Pink Polish Addict
- My Little Vanities
- Hooked On Polish
- Posh Nail Art
- Džumbus
- Oye Gemisi Kalkiyor
- The Nail Buff

March 1, 2012

Black & White Nail Challenge Day 1: Black On White

Today is Day 1 in our Black & White Nail Challenge! We supposed to do next challenge: Black On White.


This is my manicure for today:




I used Color Club Ghost of Chance for the white base and BarryM Instant Nail Effects in Black, well, for the black part. LOL. I got the idea from Ivana and the way she applied crackle nail polish.

What do you think?


Check out the other girls who participate in this challenge and their creations:
- Purple Glitters
- Colorful Bottle's Blog
- Biba's Beauty Corner
- Taya
- Nail crazy
- Mateji ustvarjata
- My Nail Graffiti
- Colores de Carol
- Emerald Sparkled
- omgnoodles
- LAQUERED TIPS
- Welcome To Brianna's World
- Pink Polish Addict
- My Little Vanities
- Hooked On Polish
- Posh Nail Art
- Džumbus
- Oye Gemisi Kalkiyor
- The Nail Buff