miercuri, 1 august 2012

Plumtastic Tart-A different kind of post

Hi guys!

Hope you're having a wonderful week!

Since I've been having quite a lot of free time I've kind of gotten into cooking so this is my interpretation of a plum tart:)
The recipe can be easily found online but I decided to follow the instructions from a wonderful culinary blog,Edith's Kitchen.
As you will see mine is not as pretty as her's but I am quite proud of it :)
There are however some things I did differently mainly because I didn't have those ingredients in the house and I was far too lazy to get up and get them:D

In the fruit mix I just added sugar without the starch and when I put the fruit mix in the pie shell I just lined the bottom with nuts and desiccated coconut which in my opinion added a bit of flavour.

That's it lovelies! Hope you enjoy this post and let me know if this is even remotely interesting for you as I will be doing a bit more baking in the future.

vineri, 27 iulie 2012

LUSH Emotional Brilliance Collection Liquid Lips Review and Swatch

Hi Guys!

Long time no see but I do have a decent excuse for this as I had to take the Baccalaureate exam early in July so I didn't have much time to post here.

I do have lots of reviews for products I have purchased throughout this time so keep your eyes peeled for those( including Garnier BB cream for oily/combination skin, Elmiplant Anti-Celulite Gel and AslaVital's face wash).

Today however I am going to start with something fun and cute:) 

I picked up this lipstick/lipgloss just a couple of days ago but I do feel it will become close and dear to my heart as I absolutely LOVE it. 

First of all, I want to talk a bit about the whole concept LUSH has come up with. If you go to a counter you can play a little "game" as the salesperson called it. Basically you have a board with little colorful buttons underneath which are hidden some products each related to a certain emotion/talent/need.

The girl at the counter spins the board and you get to choose 3 colours and BAM you get your own emotional chart or something like that:) 

The 1st colour you choose represent the emotion that best describes you at that particular moment.
The 2nd colour you choose represents the emotion that is hidden in your subconscious and is basically a need.
The 3rd colour you choose represents your hidden talent which might help you achieve that particular need you get with the 2nd colour.

For me it was kind of like this:

1st- Motivation-dark teal kind of turquoisey kind of colour(liner)
2nd- Passion-really bright pink with blue undertone( lipstick)
3rd- Intuition-gorgeous light green with shimmer running through it (cream shadow)

Oh and I forgot to mention that there are 3 types of products hidden. Cream shadow,lipstick and liner. Luckily I got one of each but I ended up purchasing just the lipstick as I was kind of short on cash and these do not come cheap:D

The one thing I want to commend the LUSH counter from Cotroceni for is their ability to provide little disposable wands for each of these products. Like for example you would pick three products and you would get three different wands(lipstick,cream shadow and liner) so that there's no chance of spreading germs and other icky stuff from using the same wand that other people have used.

All of the products come in medicine dropper kind of bottles and in my opinion they are super cute:) 

Now that I've described the game I will move on to the actual review:)

First of all CONSISTENCY wise this is brilliant. Not too creamy as a lipstick but not too runny as a gloss. It's like the two had a baby and named it Liquid Lips:D 
As for STAYING POWER this baby spends quite some time on your lips staining them a bit so it might be a bit of a pain to remove but not impossible 
In terms of PIGMENTATION this is a dream come true because this acts like a creamy gel( if that makes sense) and coats your lips evenly in one application.Also the applicator is not as bad as I thought it was going to be since it's so short.It's actually quite handy.
As for PRICE VS. VALUE  this doesn't rank that low in the charts at 75 lei (around 18$) which may sound expensive for such a tiny product but a little goes a long way and you get quite a lot of product.

Would I repurchase? YEP!!
I really liked the concept and I admit I got suckerd into the whole fun game but I do really like the lipstick:)

That's all for today and as I said keep you eyes peeled for more reviews coming up :)


luni, 23 aprilie 2012

O.P.I. Haul

Hey guys:*

I have another haul for you guys.I told you that I was on a nail polish shopping spree and I can't seem to stop:)).I wanted to try some varnishes from O.P.I. and what better way to do that than buying the Best of the Best set.It contains 10 of their best sellers and it's absolutely gorgeous.I also got A roll in the Hague 'cause I couldn't contain myself.Each of the mini polishes is 3.75 ml.They're so tiny and they almost feel like little pieces of jewelry.I absolutely adore them.

I got them from:
The service was impeccable.The girls were super nice and they told me exactly when my order was supposed to arrive and all in all it was a positive shopping experience.And I also like the care with which they packed the polishes.They took extra precautions to make sure they arrived to me safe and sound:)
Uuuh and they also included 4 samples of Joico products:shampoo,conditioner,reconstructor and hydrator.I have no idea how they work but it was nice of them to do that.Plus it's a good way of promoting their products:))

But enough with the chit chat.On to the eye-candy:D

Here is a NOTD with the magnetic polish from Flormar.

And here is today's NOTD.A roll in the Hague with Lincoln Park After Dark as a V french tip.Seche Vite top coat.

That's it for today:)

duminică, 22 aprilie 2012

My nail biting story and nail polish haul:)

Hey guys:*

I think I've told you this before but I used to bite my nails up until 2-3 months ago.I can't really tell for sure what made me stop but I now have long nails that I'm extremely proud of:).
I'm gonna show you my nails a couple of months ago.They're teeny tiny:))

After that they started to slowly grow.I had some press on false nails on to help me to stop biting them.They helped heaps because when I took them off my nails were a little grown so I felt bad biting them.

I never had a thing for nail polish but since I have my own nails now I must admit I'm getting a bit obsessed with painting them.I do my manicure every other day because I get bored really easily:))
So last week I got some nail polishes,part of them were a gift for my b-day and some I got for myself:))

 China Glaze:

Left to right: Electric Beat,Wicked Style,Dress me up,Harvest Moon,Lemon Fizz

 Seche Vite,China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat ,China Glaze Orange Cuticle Oil

I also got a Seventeen polish 335 and the lovely little Max Factor polishes(left to right): 35-Candy Blue,44-Graffiti,31-Satsuma,33-Lollipop,32-Cactus Green.

I also got as a present a magnetic polish from Flormar-MG07.The last polish on the right is a Konad one but that's another post:)

 These are my natural nails now.I know they're yellow and the white part is way too big but they're still in the sticking to my skin phase :)) 

And here is a NOTD using Max Factor Satsuma,Konad Nail Polish in Black and the M62 plate.

 So that's it for today guys :)
If you want to see any of these colours swatched all you have to do is say.