Wednesday, 30 July 2014

NOTD: Triangle Nail Art

With a little more time on my hands, I am finally able to do stuff I didn't have a chance to do while studying all the time. One of these things is most certainly nail art!
For my first design I chose something geometric and abstract. I was pretty much testing out whether my skills had vanished. Luckily they don't have, at least not fully.
Products I used:
OPI I Theodora You
p2 eternal
p2 artful
Essence Nai Art Stylist

Do you like the design?
xoxo, M

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Urban Decay Naked 3

Yes, this is it. My very own Naked 3 Palette by Urban Decay. It's Urban Decay's latest palette in the Naked series, and it consists of neutral shades with rosy undertones. 
Warning: This is a very picture-heavy post. 
As all Naked Palettes by Urban Decay, this one comes with a double-ended brush. One side is a rather dense flat eyeshadow brush, and the other one is a more fluffy crease brush. Both are very soft and nice to use!
The palette also comes with samples of all four kinds of Primer Potion that Urban Decay has, but I'm going to show those in a separate post.
Now, onto the individual colours.

The first shade in the palette is called Strange, and it's a matte cream-coloured nude. The perfect blending shade.
Next comes a light pinkish nude shade called Dust. And that is quite a fitting name as it's so glittery that has a very dusty texture. Very prone to fall-out, unfortunately, but pretty nonetheless.
The third shade is called Burnout, and it's a soft pinkish brownish nude shade. It has a soft shimmer to it.
Limit is a matte colour. It has a kind of cool flesh-toned shade, and leans a bit towards a lilac.
Buzz is a super interesting shade. It's very glittery, and a mix between a brown and a purple, but not too dark.
Next is Trick, a golden hue. It has some rosy undertones to it and a gorgeous shimmer.
Here we have Nooner. It's the last matte shade of the palette, and several hues darker than Limit, though it does fall into a similar category colour-wise. A purple-leaning brown.
Liar is a medium brown shade with a very fine silver shimmer. It's rather neutral, not too warm or cold.
Our next shade is called Factory, and it's of a darker brown. It also has nice shimmer to it, but it's not that strong.
Next to it is Mugshot, another brownish shade, though it does lean way more towards silver/grey than the previous ones. This silverish hue mainly comes together due to the shimmer it contains.
Darkside is our second to last colour, and this time we have a real grey. It also has a shimmer, but it's not glittery or anything, the shimmer is rather subtle.
Last but not least, a true beauty: Blackheart. A black that contains lots and lots of reddish pink glitter particles. Very special and gorgeous!
 Texture wise are all of these shades really nice! Of course, with some of the stronger shimmers you will definitely experience some fall out. But all colours have a great pigmentation and feel super smooth.
The Naked 3 is clearly different from the Naked 2, which I also own. Should you be interested in some comparisons between the two palettes, please let me know! I'd be glad to compare them!

Does anyone of you own the Naked 3 Palette?

xoxo, M

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

NOTD: Essie - Go Ginza

This beauty I'm showing you today is called Go Ginza, and it's by Essie.
Go Ginza is a dreamy pastel nail polish that falls somewhere between baby pink and lilac, though it does lean more towards a lavender, cool-toned side. It has a creme finish.

Application is fine as it glides on smoothly. You do have to be careful with your application, however, because due to its light colour it might get a bit patchy. But it's coverage is rather nice, I'm showing you 2 coats.
Go Ginza is part of Essie's permanent line and therefore easily accessible.

What do you think of it?

xoxo, M

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Swatches: Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in No Pressure!

My first new make-up related blog post will be this, showing you pictures of my latest acquisition: a Creaseless Cream Shadow by Benefit.
That is what the permanent cream eyeshadows are called. You can choose from 10 different colours, and No Pressure! is the one I bought.

No Pressure! is a medium brown colour, a bit of a chocolate shade. Therefore it's a bit warm-toned. It has a very rich shimmer that makes it look very interesting. 
The texture is a dream. It's super smooth and soft, and very very pigmented.
You can use it in different kind of ways by varying its intensity. You can apply a thin layer for a more subtle look, and the build on it to make it darker. That way you have lots of possibilities when creating looks, a great advantage.

In the next couple of days I will be testing how "creaseless" this eyeshadow really is, how long it stays put and so on.

Benefit's Creaseless Cream Shadows retail for 19,95€ and can be found at most department stores.

Has anyone of you tried it out?

xoxo, M

Saturday, 12 July 2014

New Start.

Hey everyone!

I can't even begin to say how very and deeply sorry I am for abandoning this blog for such a long time. It's seriously been five whole months now since I last typed something here, and before that I've been slacking for quite some time. And to be honest, I'm quite embarrassed! I didn't think it would come that far. Sure, every time I went online I looked at the little Blogger icon and thought: "maybe later". And that later was put off more and more - and now here we are, five months later.

Yesterday I was chatting with some friends, and one of them mentioned how I hadn't posted anything in quite some time, and that was the final push I needed to remember how much fun I always had at this! And it got me thinking why I abandoned my blog in the first place. The main reason was obviously school. The school year that just ended was my last one, and the time before finals was super stressful. I needed lots of time for studying, and I'm glad I took it, because I graduated as one of the best students from my year, something I'm rather proud of. So, school is my main excuse for not being able to blog. But then there were some other things. I spent hours and hours on Tumblr, a site that got me hooked and which kind of kept me from quality blogging on here. I spent more of my free time with my friends, and lately went on a couple of holidays, which also took some time away. All in all, I kept myself busy with lots of things but blogging.

But that doesn't mean that I didn't want to blog anymore! I never once thought about deleting my blog or making a final goodbye or anything. I always kept the chance to go back to it, and I'm very glad I did. Because now I feel very up to it. With school being over, I need something to occupy myself with, and besides work, which I'm currently looking for, blogging seems like a good choice. I'm actually very much looking forward to it!

So from today on, it's a little like starting over for me with my little blog here. I'm introducing a new layout, and maybe some new kinds of posts. Of course, the focus will remain on beauty-related stuff, but I don't mind branching out. Who knows, maybe I'll share more personal stories or find some other new topics. I'm also open for some suggestions!

I hope that some of you will find their way back here, and that I didn't lose all of you lovely readers during my rather long break. I'd be happy to hear from you!

To a new start and lots of diverse posts. Cheers.

xoxo, Misch