April 27, 2012

Very Cherry NOTD

This is the only polish from Essence's Fruity Trend Edition that I've got. The funny thing is that these polishes don't have labels with their names on it. So, after seeing couple of swatches, I'm guessing this is 03 Very Cherry.

Essence Very Cherry, 2 coats:

Very Cherry is a peachy pink shade with purple glitter in it. Interesting...

Did you get anything from this Trend Edition?

Song of the day: Earth, Wind & Fire - September

April 22, 2012

NOTD: China Glaze Winter Berry & Essie Shine Of The Times

Since I have so many untried nail polishes, I think it may be the time for me to actually start using them. So, I've decided to do some layering with one coat of Essie's Shine Of The Times over my yesterday's mani - China Glaze Winter Berry.

China Glaze Winter Berry & Essie Shine Of The Times:

I got Essie Shine Of The Times in the Package Full Of Summer Colours from Jayme & Mendi of Her Late Night Cravings. I gotta say, I love flakies! And I love Essie Shine Of The Times - you get so many flakies with just one coat. It is similar to some other flakie polishes, like Nubar 2010 and Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure etc., but I don't have those.

What do you think of this combination?

Song of the day: Shannon - Let the music play

April 21, 2012

Winter Berries In Spring NOTD

Nails Of The Day? Yes, I finally did it! And what better colour to pick as NOTD comeback than red? I'm wearing China Glaze Winter Berry that was a part of the last package from Heather.  

China Glaze Winter Berry, 2 coats:

Winter Berry is an awesome medium red creme/jelly nail polish. It applies so smoothly and it's really shiny even without top coat. 

Ugh, I still have to get used to this new Blogger interface and figure it out...

Have a nice weekend!

Song of the day: Chaka Khan - Ain't nobody

April 17, 2012

Package Full Of Summer Colours

I got another surprise today! Well, actually I have received a giveaway package full of Jayme & Mendi's favourite things.

Here is my package full of Summer colours:

Jayme and Mendi are two awesome ladies and I really enjoy watching their videos. They're so fun to watch :) You can follow them at Her Late Night Cravings.

Thanks again for the awesome giveaway!

Song of the day: Scorpions - Rock you like a hurricane

April 14, 2012

Makeup Bag Full Of Goodies!

Heather surprised me with this Tarte cosmetic bag full of makeup goodies!

She sure knows how to cheer me up.

Song of the day: Will Smith - Men in black

April 13, 2012

Photo Of The Day

This was just too funny not to post it!


Heather rules!

Song of the day: Anouk - Are you kidding me

April 12, 2012

Tarte Gifts From The Lipstick Tree Achiote Color Collection

Oh, Tarte! You make my heart beat faster! I mean, just look at this pretty set they're offering now...

Get a healthy dose of color with this cheek and lip trio infused with pigments and ingredients derived from the Amazon. Our most recent finding from our Rainforest travels is achiote, a secret amongst Brazil's beautiful women, Achiote is known for the honeysuckle shade produced from the seeds of the fruit it bears.

With natural pigments derived from this "lipstick tree," the warm, shimmering golden pink shade is universally flattering, so this limited-edition set is sure to complement your skin tone and deliver a glowing radiance.

Photo & text source: tartecosmetics.com

Set includes:

  • full-size LipSurgence™ lip luster in achiote (shimmering golden pink)
  • full-size Amazonian clay 12-hour blush in achiote (shimmering golden pink)
  • full size maracuja divine shine lip gloss in achiote (shimmering golden pink)

has already posted swatches of this set!

It's my birthday soon...This would be a perfect present for me :D

Empty! #7

More finished products!

1. Alverde Handcreme Calendula; around 2€.
I really like Alverde products, so I've decided to try this hand cream. Oh, boy, I was disappointed with this one... You can really smell the alcohol and feel it too - everytime I used this cream I actually got some weird cold feeling, like the alcohol is evaporating. The cream absorbs fast and doesn't leave any oily residue behind, but my hands were dry again in less than ten minutes after using it. I do have really dry skin on my hands during the Winter, well actually most of the time, so this cream may not be the best choice, if your skin is very dry too.
Repurchase: No.

2. Kenzo L'Eau Par Kenzo; sample size.
Official description:
Frosty Water Mint, Water Lily, Paradise Seeds, Blue Cedar, Infusion of Vanilla Pods.
For young women with a fresh outlook.
It is really very fresh, light, simple and pure fragrance - lovely mix of flowers and something water-y like. I do like this scent, but it's not something I would buy for myself. I prefer warmer and fruity fragrances. I would wear it in the Summer though as it feels quite refreshing.
(Re)purchase: No.

3. Sophyto Purifying Silken Cleanser; 15,90€ (I think I paid 17,90€ for it, so I guess they lowered the price).
This is one interesting cleanser - it has a very special texture, if may I say so. At least I haven't had any cleanser of this type before. It's very rich and oily lotion that you massage it on to your face. It feels a bit heavy and oily and you get the feeling that you won't be able to completely remove this cleanser off your skin, but it goes without any problem. It's an awesome cleanser and make up remover too. My skin feels so soft and clean after using this product. You supposed to remove it by using a cotton pad soaked in a toner, but I rinse it off with water. It's especialy recommended for mature, dry, sensitive skin, but I think it would work for any skin type.
Repurchase: Yes.

4. Alverde Body Butter Bernstein; set of Body Butter & Shower Cream was around 5€.
I've probably said it before - I really like Alverde Body Butters and this one is no exception. This one was a part of a Limited Edition Amber Set together with Shower Cream. It has a bit sweet scent, maybe, but not very noticeable. It's rich and very nourishing and my skin is soft after using this or any other Alverde Body Butter.
Repurchase: Yes, I would, but it was a Limited Edition.

5. Alverde Duschcreme Bernstein; set of Body Butter & Shower Cream was around 5€.
I really liked this Alverde Amber Shower Cream. It has nice and velvety texture and the same scent as BB from this set. It foams nicely for natural shower product too. My skin was soft after using it and it didn't dry out my skin at all.
Repurchase: Yes, I would, but it was a Limited Edition.

Do you know or use this products? What's your opinion on them?

Song of the day: Jet - Are you gonna be my girl

April 6, 2012

Red Tulips

I have received this little bouquet of red tulips from a dear friend of mine recently.

If you're wondering why I'm talking about the tulips... Well, I'm not. It's just a random post. You may have noticed that I've been a bit absent here on Biba's Beauty Corner lately. And I haven't even finished our Black & White Challenge yet, but I'm going to. To be honest, I've lost motivation to blog back in March, but I'm sure this had happened to all of us who blog for a longer period of time at least once. I'm slowly getting back on track. The second thing, life happened. I've decided to be more open for opportunities that come along. And once you say yes to one thing, you suddenly get involved in so many other things. I like this feeling.

Thanks for sticking around!

Song of the day: Robbie Williams - Come undone

April 5, 2012

Spring On My Cheeks!

Essence Marblemania TE Blush in 01 Swirlpool & Catrice Revoltaire TE Blush in CO1 Colour Bomb:

Foundation, blush and mascara - my "go to" look lately. I'm totally into blushes right now!

Song of the day: Fine Young Cannibals - She drives me crazy