lunedì 14 agosto 2017

♕ Make Up Look ~ Unicorn Make Up ♕
{Feat. Nabla Cosmetics ~ Freedomination Collection}

After tons and tons and tons of mermaid looks, about three weeks ago or so I decided it was time to make a unicorn make up - just for a change XD Nothing too crazy or graphical, I wanted it to be a very simple look - yet colourful and sparkly. I used a lot of shades from the Freedomination Collection by NABLA Cosmetics (my overview posts are here: part 1 and part 2) and quite some glittersssss XD


lunedì 7 agosto 2017

♕ The Mermaid Series ~ Alternative Mermaid Look ♕
{Feat. Nabla Cosmetics ~ Freedomination Collection}


Happy mermaid Monday everyone! :D

Today's mermaid look is quite unique and definitely showy! I've seen something similar by two artists on Instagram (@makeupbyjanedoe and @azraelia) and, as usual, I decided to give this look a try! It was a great occasion to use some shadows from the new Freedomination Collection by NABLA Cosmetics which, as I've already said many times, gives mermaid vibes. (Here are my overview posts - part 1 and part 2 - about this beautiful collection!)

The thing I love the most is the original fin design - that feels partly mermaid, partly dragon, but also looks like its flowing weightlessly in the water *__* Like some of those fishes which have these huge, thin, ethereal, flow-y fins ♥


giovedì 3 agosto 2017

♕ The Mermaid Series ~ Ocean & Pearls ♕

Today's look is one of my fave I've recently done! I couldn't wait to show it to you :D
I think I adore it so much because it has everything I love: winged eyeliner, glitters, some of my favourite colours, it gives mermaid vibes and also features a technique I'm currently obsessed with. Keep reading to discover which one I'm talking about - although the pictures are quite self explanatory XD


domenica 30 luglio 2017

♕ Make Up Look ~ Aurora Borealis 2.0 ♕


Let's get back on track with my pre-Freedomination looks - don't worry, more makeup featuring the new NABLA collection are coming up very soon, but meanwhile I need to catch up with the ones I made previously! (Although I'll be saving a couple of them for September!)

Today's look is quite elaborate (not gonna lie, it gave me a hard time) and it's inspired by an arm-makeup (aka eyelooks 100% designed on arms or hands) by Gabrielle Alexis ~ @gabxxrielle. Keep reading to see her original work!


lunedì 24 luglio 2017

♕ The Mermaid Series ~ Free as a Mermaid ♕
{Feat. Nabla Cosmetics ~ Freedomination Collection}


Now that I've posted both part 1 and part 2 of my Freedomination overview, I can show you the looks I'm creating with this lovely collection. (Mind you, I have some previous looks I haven't posted yet, so I'll just alternate them in order to maintain my schedule!)

Today's look is inspired by MrDanielMakeUp (i.e. NABLA's art director), who created this makeup for the Freedomination Collection launch! I really loved the colour combination and I felt the urge to try it *__*
It gave me strong mermaid vibes (just likepart of the collection already did) so I named my version (which is slightly different from his) Free as a Mermaid. 
I think it fits, since mermaids represent, among other things, freedom (of life)... And this collection is all about freedom, right? ;D


venerdì 21 luglio 2017

♕ Nabla Cosmetics ~ Freedomination Collection Part 2: Eyeshadows & Liners ♕
{Overview, Swatches & Comparisons}

{Disclaimer: this post is an overview about a collection I got for free as press sample. I'd like to thank NABLA Cosmetics for the opportunity, anyway my evaluation policy doesn't change and is always based on real use and in-depth testing of the product(s)}

Last week NABLA Cosmetics, on time like every year, launched their summer collection: Freedomination, which is the biggest collection they ever released so far. 
It consists of 10 eyeshadows4 Diva Crime lipsticks (featuring a new, limited edition packaging), 2 Dreamy Matte Liquid Lipsticks (introducing the new metal finish),  2 Dazzle Liners2 Blossom Blushes2 Shade&Glow (one highlighter and one bronzer) and two limited edition Liberty palettes.

After showing you lipsticks and face products (here), it's time to show you the eye products: all (well, almost all) the new eyeshadows and the eyeliners
Ready, set... splash!


lunedì 17 luglio 2017

♕ Make Up Look ~ Sea Goddess ♕
{Feat. Nabla Cosmetics ~ Freedomination Collection}


Here's my first look I've done using the new Freedomination collection by NABLA Cosmetics! I'm glad I finally get to show you some of the eyeshadows in action, and also get to tell you my first impressions!
I'm still working on part 2 of my collection overview - part 1 is here. I was supposed to spend yesterday's morning doing swatches and taking pics, but it rained. It poured down like crazy, so I couldn't shot one single picture -.-' Mind you, I love rain, just not when I need to take pictures for blogging reasons! ^^"

Anyway, back to today's makeup. The eyeshadows featured in here are Virgin Island, Blue Velvet, New Heaven. Special guests are Obsexed, used as inner corner highlighter, and the two new Dazzle Liners - Purity and Crystal.


giovedì 13 luglio 2017

♕ Nabla Cosmetics ~ Freedomination Collection Part 1: Lipsticks & Face Powders ♕
{Overview & Swatches}


{Disclaimer: this post is an overview about a collection I got for free as press sample. I'd like to thank NABLA Cosmetics for the opportunity, anyway my evaluation policy doesn't change and is always based on real use and in-depth testing of the product(s)}

Yesterday was the big day: the new summer collection by NABLA Cosmetics, Freedomination, officially launched! I had the great pleasure of receiving almost all the new products as a preview a few days ago - if you follow me on Instagram you surely know that already! - and I've been working on the overview post since then, testing the products meanwhile.

This collection is hugeincludes 10 eyeshadows4 Diva Crime lipsticks (featuring a new, limited edition packaging), 2 Dreamy Matte Liquid Lipsticks (introducing the new metal finish),  2 Dazzle Liners2 Blossom Blushes2 Shade&Glow (one highlighter and one bronzer) and two limited edition Liberty palettes - introducing the new Liberty Four, along with the well-known Liberty Six. Various bundles are available (although some are already sold out!).
It's the biggest NABLA collection ever released so far - and I soon realized that doing one single post would be a little problematic. You know how I deal with overviews: I try to the describe the products in depth, sharing my thoughts and considerations, adding tons of pictures, swatches and comparisons. This usually results in really long post - but this time I anticipated the overview to be crazily long.

So I decided to split the overview in two parts: one dedicated to eyeshadows and liners, one to face products (such as blush, highlighter and brozer) and all the lipsticks. I also decided to do so because I feel like this collection is kind of divided in two - like if the eye products made a collection on their own, same for the face & lip products.
I originally planned to post the eyeshadows' part first, but some unforeseen difficulty occurred and I had to postpone it - so today I'm going to show you what was supposed to be part two: face powders & lipsticks.


martedì 4 luglio 2017

♕ Make Up Look ~ Life is the Bubbles! ♕

Instagram is the biggest resource to discover new styles, techniques, trends. I love trying them, both to challenge myself and improve my skills.
Today's look features the bubble/circles 'technique', were circles are usually obtained by using straws or pen caps. I used the latter, two different pen caps for the bigger circles, but I preferred to hand-draw the smaller one and the dots... Way easier that search the house for smaller caps XDDD I want to try this technique again, I want to try and hand-draw all the circles - both smaller and bigger ones. I mean, if I could draw the smallest ones I might able to draw the bigger ones too! (Challenge with myself accepted XD)


sabato 1 luglio 2017

♕ Make Up Look ~ Piraña ♕

Yes, you read correctly. Piraña. This look was inspired by piraña fishes - it was a themed challenge on Instagram, where every once in a while an artist (Sleepologist, in case you're wondering!) chooses a theme and everyone who wants to join has to do an inspired look based on that theme.

Must say, I was happy that she chose such an unusual fish! Also, pirañas are beautiful fishes - dangerous, yes, but pretty somehow. I've never thought about doing a makeup look inspired by these kind of fish, so the theme really challenged me and I decided to give it a try.


mercoledì 28 giugno 2017

♕ Make Up Look ~ Butterfly ♕
{Inspired by _claudiayvette}


Today I'm going to show you a very challenging, artistic look - where I turned my lids into teal butterflies ♥ It's probably the hardest and most complicated look I've ever done so far: it took me ages to complete, and I almost gave up at some point. But, with a little bit of persistence and tons of patience, I managed to successfully completing it!


sabato 24 giugno 2017

♕ Make Up Look ~ Glittery Rainbow Eyes & Lips ♕

June is, internationally, Pride month and thus I decided to make a rainbow look - just like I did last year, when I made a quite simple yet cute rainbow liner look. You can see that look here - sadly I didn't post it on time during last June, but I was determined to post this year's one during June. Looks like I made it - barely, since June is almost over, but I made it XD I had to change the posting schedule actually, because I had a couple of different posts planned to go up before this one... Then I realized that it's almost the end of the month - so I decided to move it up!


mercoledì 21 giugno 2017

♕ Spring 2017 Most Played ♕

Today's is summer solstice aka summer is officially here! Although it has already been feeling like summer since the end of May XD The beach season has begun - or, in my case, the mermaid season... But today I'm going to look back on this past spring - as it's time to wrap up the Spring Most Played and see what I've used the most during these past three months!

As always, all credits for the Most Played idea go to GoldenVi0let ♥


lunedì 19 giugno 2017

♕ Make Up Look ~ Mermaids & Unicorns ♕

Today's look was inspired by a lovely friend of mine, Shelina, who did a bright purple and teal look with tons of glitters a couple of weeks back. I instantly fell in love with the whole look - the glitters, the colour combination, the style, everything... So when I had the chance I tried it right away!
The title itself is a reference to Shelina's look - she called it "Unicorns", I of course added "Mermaids" XD I think it's quite fitting, because it features both unicorn-ish shade such as purple and pink, plus mermaid colours like teal and bright blue! ♥


lunedì 12 giugno 2017

♕ Make Up Look ~ Sunlight Double Cut Crease ♕

Today's look is kind of a companion of my Moonlight Cut Crease look - although I didn't specifically created it for this purpose. When I looked at the pictures I noticed that they had some things in common - both cut crease, both feature glitters; the first one reminded me of moonlight, while this one is bright and warm as sunlight so... I "connected" them by naming this one after the sunlight ;D


giovedì 8 giugno 2017

♕ Make Up Look ~ Round Glitter Gradient ♕

Today's look features once again some graphic liner and tons of glitters... Did you missed them? XD
This time I was inspired by beccaboo318 (check her Instagram, she has an unique style!), who did a round shaped, glittery look a while back. I had to keep this makeup on hold for quite some time, because I was missing a proper eyeliner and - most importantly - glitters. You can imagine how eager I was to try it ♥_♥


lunedì 5 giugno 2017

♕ Make Up Look ~ Summer Cut Crease ♕

Sorry for the lack of posts in the past few days - last week was pretty crazy and busy, plus I experienced a nasty skin irritation that forced me to stop wearing makeup for some days. Although my eyes weren't affected (thankfully!) I avoided eye makeup too, just in case - you know, better safe than sorry. Add this to a busy week... And there goes my blogging schedule ^^"

Anyway. A new, more relaxed week just started, my skin is back to normal (thankfully, part two XD) - so here I am, writing a new blog post for you all.
Today's look is very special: I made it as part of a group collaboration with a bunch of lovely artists on Instagram; the theme was "a summery ombré cut crease look" and each of us chose a colour (of course I immediately claimed my beloved mermaid green shades XD) for our looks. It was so much fun and I am very happy with my look - mostly because I managed to use all my favourite products, hehe. 


martedì 30 maggio 2017

♕ Make Up Look ~ Padmé Amidala ♕


I just realized I slightly messed up the blog schedule, lol XD This post was supposed to go online before the previous one... Oh well, no big deal I guess!

I made this look to celebrate May 4th aka the Star Wars Day. It's inspired by my favourite character, Padmé Amidala, formerly Queen Amidala of Naboo.
I actually did the very same look (well, kind of) last year, on the same day - but it never made it to the blog sadly, although I really, really loved it. So I thought: let make it again AND post it on the blog, too. 


sabato 27 maggio 2017

♕ Make Up Look ~ Tiny Heart Liner ♕

Today's look is an interesting one, not because of its style/design - but because it was basically the result of an accident that almost lead me to remove it and give up. Instead of doing so, though, I racked my brains and found a way to save what I could - and I end up transforming it from a romantic blended makeup to an editorial kind of look.
And even then I was pretty unsure whether to post it or not... But I ended up loving it more than I anticipated! *-*


giovedì 25 maggio 2017

♕ Make Up Look ~ Moonlight Cut Crease ♕

Let's have a small break from graphic liners (but they will be back veeery soon), today I have a cut crease look to show you! A round cut crease, to be more precise. I haven't done one in a while - like, more than one year.

I named this look "Moonlight" because it makes me think of the moon's reflection on the sea... Or the moon shining, outlined against the night sky. 


lunedì 22 maggio 2017

♕ Make Up Look ~ Ocean Waves ♕

Another graphic liner look today - I swear, the next one will feature a different technique and a more classical winged line XD
After the warm, fiery tones of my previous make up, which resembled a flame, I created a cool-toned look that flows like ocean waves. And of course I couldn't help but adding dramatic eyeliner - a double winged liner! Like, one wing isn't enough... Let's make two!


venerdì 19 maggio 2017

♕ Make Up Look ~ Fire Style ♕

After a very short break from graphic look... Here we go again XD The previous look was a sort of test run, a warm up to inaugurate KVD's Tattoo Liner; next, I did a look that I ended up not liking (if you follow me on Instagram you already know what I'm talking about), which I'm going to post here on my blog... But then I did this look, which I'm really proud of :D

The eyeliner's shape, the shades and the glitters I used made me think of a flame... Thus the title!


mercoledì 17 maggio 2017

♕ Make Up Look ~ Teal & Glitters ♕

Today's make up is very simple and easy - no crazy liner styles this time XD I specifically made this look to try my new eyeliner - Tatto Liner in Trooper by Kat Von D Beauty. As you might remember, I mentioned it in my Prodotti PRO 2017 post (aka all the products I want to try during this year); it was at the very top of my list and I'm SO happy to finally own it *_*

I was actually going to post my first impressions about it today, you know? But since I have an event in about two weeks that is just perfect for an all-day-long stress test... I decided to postpone it, so I can include the test's results after the event. Meanwhile, of course, I'm going to show you all the looks I've created with this liner ;D


domenica 14 maggio 2017

♕ Make Up Look ~ Curved Liner 2.0 ♕


Back to the graphic liner looks! I've already done a curved liner makeup a while ago (here, inspired by @swayzemorgan) - totally loved it and I decided to do it again. Though this time I slightly changed the design, I didn't wanted to be a mere variation of the previous look.

The curve is smaller, compared to the first Curved Liner look I made - plus, it frames, hugs the lid shades/glitters till the inner corner; I added some dots and sharp edges to contrast the soft curve on the outer corner. Overall, I like this version even more the first one! ;D


venerdì 12 maggio 2017

♕ Make Up Look ~ Emeralds are a Mermaid's Best Friend ♕


Today's look was inspired, once again, by Laura aka TheClassicalMua on Instagram - one of my very favourite artists on there - and features again some glitters by GlitterTubes.

I didn't know how to name this look until the very last second. I just knew it gave me emeralds vibes and thus I wanted a name that could connect it to that gemstone - but nothing came up to my mind until this afternoon. At some point I remembered the song "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friends" and I thought, well... Emeralds could definitely be a mermaid's best friends, right? ;D 

mercoledì 10 maggio 2017

♕ Make Up Look ~ Glittery Ocean Eyes ♕


Now that I've posted my first impressions about GlitterTubes' pressed glitter (here), it's finally time to show you all the looks that I've created so far using these beauties *___* Brace yourself, I already made about ten glitter looks (if you follow me on Instagram then you have already seen most of them!) - so my blog will be overwhelmed by glitters for the next weeks XD

This was the very first look I made using these glitters, a sparkly gradient with graphic eyeliner. The reason why I did a gradient was... Because I couldn't choose just one shade to begin with XD Although I knew what kind of look I wanted to do, I kept changing my mind every two seconds - so the whole process this time took way longer than usual. Way, way longer - I almost lost the natural light for my pics XD
Anyway without any further ado, let's get started!


domenica 7 maggio 2017

♕ Make Up Look ~ Empty Liner ♕


Let's get back on track with makeup looks - I'm a little behind, whoops! Need to catch up, one way or another.
In today's post I'm going to show you another look featuring my eyeliner addiction/craziness XD I can't help, whenever I see a new eyeliner style I feel the urge to try it!

I saw this kind of "empty eyeliner" (as I named it) in a look by @thepryncess - and I thought I'd give it a try, although I ended up slightly changing the shape and adding some details. 


giovedì 4 maggio 2017

♕ Part of My World ♕ GlitterTubes ~ Pressed Glitters ♕
{Overview, First Impressions, Swatches}


Taking a little break from my make up looks because I have a big first impressions post  for you today! 
If you follow me on Instagram then you already know that some weeks ago I received, as a gift from a friend, a selection of pressed glitters by GlitterTubes - an indie brand that sells both loose and pressed glitters, along with rhinestones, flakes, sequins and, of course, glitter glue. 

It all started back in April, when I read Sabina's post about these pressed glitters - I immediately got curious, as I've always wanted to use glitters in my looks (plus I love everything that shines, the more sparkly the better!). Long story short, a few days afterwards a lovely friend of mine surprised me a bunch of beautiful, glittering pans *___* 
I've been using these beauties for quite some times now (and again, if you follow me on Instagram you surely noticed XD) and here are my impressions & thoughts!


lunedì 1 maggio 2017

♕ The Pokémon Series ~ Sylveon ♕
{Eeveelutions Mini Series}

Happy 1st of May everyone!
I know, bet you're thinking: "a Pokémon look again?" - since I posted Glaceon's just a couple of days ago XD You see, I decided to go ahead and post the last eeveelutions inspired makeup today as I have way too much looks to blog about left behind!

So here's the final episode of the Eeveelutions mini series (part of The Pokémon Series) ♥
We're done with Gen IV eeveelutions so now there's only one more to see, since Gen VI featured only one new evolution (sadly). This is actually my favourite one along with Vaporeon, please meet Sylveon, the most elegant and sweet and kawaii of all eeveelutions! *___*


Sylveon, the Intertwining Pokémon.
Type: Fairy 
"Sylveon affectionately wraps its ribbon-like feelers around its Trainer's arm as they walk together. It sends a soothing aura from its ribbon-like feelers to calm fights. "

venerdì 28 aprile 2017

♕ The Pokémon Series ~ Glaceon ♕
{Eeveelutions Mini Series}


New episode of The Pokémon Series! We are currently in Gen IV: last week I posted Leafeon's inspired look and today it's the turn of its companion in this generation: Glaceon, the ice type eeveelutions.  This is the second to last eeveelutions, next episode will be the final one of this mini series! (But I'll be doing more Pokémon inspired looks in the future for sure, I already have some ideas running through my mind ;D)


Glaceon, the Fresh Snow Pokémon.
Type: Ice
"By controlling its body heat, it can freeze the atmosphere around it to make a diamond-dust flurry. As a protective technique, it can completely freeze its fur to make its hairs stand like needles."

mercoledì 26 aprile 2017

♕ Make Up Look ~ Floating Liner ♕


I'm all about Instagram trends lately - in case you haven't noticed already XD After the helix liner and the crown makeup I decided to try the floating/invisible liner style launched by @staceymariemua.
There are quite a few different versions of this liner (all created by her), the one I chose is my favourite so far - but I'll probably try one of the others too in the future ;D It's such a fun technique and you know I love to challenge myself!
Here's my very own version! ♥

lunedì 24 aprile 2017

♕ Part of My World ♕ Spectrum Collections ~ Duo Fibre 4 Piece Set ♕
{Overview, First Impressions}


{Disclaimer: this first impressions post features a product I got for free as press sample. I'd like to thank Spectrum Collections for the opportunity, anyway my evaluation policy doesn't change and is always based on real use and in-depth testing of the product(s)}

Finally - finally! - I'm able to share with you my first impressions and thoughts about one of the newest brush set by Spectrum Collections, the 4 Piece Duo Fiber Set. It was sent to me for my birthday but it took me longer than usual to test - mostly because this set is meant to be used mainly with cream and liquid products, which I don't use... So I had to borrow some for the testing's sake - hence the huge delay!


If an airbrushed, lightweight finish is your ultimate base goals, say hello to your new favourite brushes!

sabato 22 aprile 2017

♕ The Pokémon Series ~ Leafeon ♕
{Eeveelutions Mini Series}


Happy weekend everyone! I have a new episode of The Pokémon Series for you today :D We are done with Gen II eeveelutions so now we are going to see Gen IV eeveelutions (in case you're wondering, eeveelutions are release every other generations): Leafeon, the grass type evolution, and Glaceon, the ice type one. Today I am going to show Leafeon, one of the cutest and sweetest eeveelutions ♥_♥ I'd like to dedicate this look to my friend Lyra, as I know Leafeon is one of her favourites ♥


Leafeon, the Verdant Pokémon.
Type: Grass
"It basically does not fight. With cells similar to those of plants, it can perform photosynthesis. When you see Leafeon asleep in a patch of sunshine, you'll know it is using photosynthesis to produce clean air."

mercoledì 19 aprile 2017

♕ The Mermaid Series ~ Mermaid Heart ♕
{Inspired by Laura Beth ~ @theclassicalmua}

Today's look is inspired by one of my favourite artist on Instagram: Laura Beth aka @theclassicalmua - check her out because she's so flipping skilled, her looks are always stunning (and her live streams are the best)!

I saw this beautiful and stunning heart makeup on her page I while back, the only thing that held me back from trying it out right away was the presence of glitters... which I didn't have. But, one day, I found some fine craft glitters that looked perfect for the purpose, so I took the plunge and tried! 


"Always be yourself.
Unless you can be a mermaid.
Then always be a mermaid!"

domenica 16 aprile 2017

♕ The Pokémon Series ~ Umbreon ♕
{Eeveelutions Mini Series}


Happy Easter everyone! :D Hope you're having a fintastic day! ♥

New episode of The Pokémon Series! We moved on to Gen II eeveelutions: last week we talked about Espeon, the psychic type Sun Pokémon; today I'm going to show you Umbreon, the dark type Moonlight Pokémon, aka the counterpart of Espeon! (And we're basically done with Gen II eeveelutions, next week we'll move on to Gen IV!)


Umbreon, the Moonlight Pokémon.
Type: Dark 
"Umbreon evolved as a result of exposure to the moon's waves. It hides silently in darkness and waits for its foes to make a move. The rings on its body glow when it leaps to attack."

martedì 11 aprile 2017

♕ Make Up Look ~ Bow Liner ♕
{Requested}


Today's look is very, very special, because it was requested by a lovely friend of mine from the US, Ally. She's such a supportive and caring girl, extremely badass and fierce; she has a thing for bows - it's her signature, so to speak - and, one day, she DMed me on Instagram asking me if I could do a black & purple look with a bow included somewhere.

I was SO thrilled - both because I love when someone requests a look and also because it would be quite a challenging makeup to make. So, of course, I replied I would happily do it and, after some brainstorming, I came up with this bow look!


domenica 9 aprile 2017

♕ The Pokémon Series ~ Espeon ♕
{Eeveelutions Mini Series}


New episode of The Pokémon Series! We're done with the first generation eeveelutions, so it's time to move on to the second generation ones! Gen II introduced two new evolutions, a psychic type and a dark type - and today I'm going to show you Espeon, the psychic eeveelution, along with its inspired look! 


Espeon, the Sun Pokémon.
Type: Psychic 
"Espeon is extremely loyal to any trainer it considers to be worthy. It is said that this Pokémon developed its precognitive powers to protect its trainer from harm."

martedì 4 aprile 2017

♕ Make Up Look ~ Underwater Treasure ♕
{Inspired by Roberta ~ @robertavixen}


I'm really proud of the look that I'm going to show you today - I really love the way it turned out, plus it was a big success and received tons of love on my Instagram. It reminded me of a lost treasure at the bottom of the ocean (thus the name) but several people gave different interpretations - from a "royal blue goddess" to a "Beauty and the Beast" look. It was pretty exciting actually :D

The graphic eyeliner style was inspired by a @robertavixen's looks (check her out, she's so skilled!), where she included this particular wing style - and as soon as I saw it I knew I had to try it! Of course, I had to use Klimt eyeliner - not only because it is my current makeup obsession, but also because it's simply the best for any kind graphic line/shape. My regular black liner (aka a black pigment used wet) could do that - but is more troublesome, so to speak, and more time consuming. 


domenica 2 aprile 2017

♕ The Pokémon Series ~ Jolteon ♕
{Eeveelutions Mini Series}


New episode of The Pokémon Series! After the water-type eeveelution (Vaporeon) and the fire-type eeveelution (Flareon), today's the turn of the electric-type eeveelution: Jolteon!
This is going to be a pretty short post - this look is my least favourite, I honestly posted it just for the series' sake XD Plus, appearances aside, it's very easy two make and it won't take me long to explain how I achieved it!


Jolteon, the Lightning Pokémon.
Type: Electric
"Jolteon's cells generate a low level of electricity. This power is amplified by the static electricity of its fur, enabling the Pokémon to drop thunderbolts. The bristling fur is made of electrically charged needles."

martedì 28 marzo 2017

♕ My Essential Makeup Brushes ♕
{Spectrum Collections, Mac Cosmetics, Real Techniques}


A couple of weeks ago I showed you my makeup essentials, those basic product I use in almost every single makeup look. I also have essential makeup brushes that I reach for everyday as well - and you may have noticed that: I always list all the brushes I use to achieve my makeup looks, and many of them are always the same - although I have a ton of brushes to choose from!
So I thought I could do another essential episode, focusing on brushes only this time - and that's exactly what I'm going to do today! I'm going to show you all of my favourite and most used brushes - face, eye, lip... Every kind of brush that it's irreplaceable for me!

All my favourite dinglehoppers in my favourite holder ;D My personal mermaid treasure ♥

sabato 25 marzo 2017

♕ The Pokémon Series ~ Flareon ♕
{Eeveelutions Mini Series}

New episode of The Pokémon Series! Last week I showed you the water-type eeveelution, aka Vaporeon, inspired look: today I'm going to show you the fire-type eeveelution - Flareon!
You know, water and fire are my favourite elements ever, love them both equally, but this time fire came second! ;D I have many fire-type Pokémon that I deeply love - Vulpix, Ninetales, Charmander, just to mention a few - but Vaporeon is unbeatable u.u 


Flareon, the Flame Pokémon.
Type: Fire
"Flareon's fluffy fur has a functional purpose - it releases heat into the air so that its body does not get excessively hot. This Pokémon's body temperature can rise to a maximum of 1,650 degrees F (900 degrees Celsius)"

giovedì 23 marzo 2017

♕ The Mermaid Series ~ Mermaid Crown Princess Make Up ♕


Today's look features an Instagram trend: the Princess/Crown/Tiara makeup look! First created by Marissa Melhron, this look spread across Instagram instantaneously - starting the trend. As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to give it a try *___* But I had to wait until I found the original creator - so I could give her all the due credits... This took me a while because seems like no one credited her in the first place. Which is sad and unfair: please always credit the creators whenever you get inspired by a look/ideas/whatever. It's a sign of respect towards the artist and his/her work!

And now, without further ado, here's my attempt at this royal make up!


lunedì 20 marzo 2017

♕ Winter 2017 Most Played ♕

Today's vernal equinox - which means winter is now over and spring is finally here! *_* I think I've never been as happy for spring as I am today - I love winter, I definitely prefer cold over warm temperatures... But this winter really felt heavy, somehow oppressive, I couldn't wait for spring to arrive! Now I'm looking forward to sunny days and light dresses :D

Anyway, vernal equinox means it's also Winter Most Played time, so today I'm going to show you alllll the products I used the most during this past season :D

As always, all credits for the Most Played idea go to GoldenVi0let

venerdì 17 marzo 2017

♕ The Pokémon Series ♕ Vaporeon ♕
{Eeveelutions Mini Series}


Time for a new Pokémon inspired look! After Eevee, the unevolved base form, let's move to its evolutions - or, as they're usually called, its eeveelutions.
Eevee, as of now, can evolve in 8 different species - all different and absolutely unique.
I followed their chronological, generations order so I started with Gen I ones - and I absolutely had to do my favourite first... Vaporeon, the water-type eeveelution! (It's such a cutie! ♥)

Vaporeon, the Bubble Jet Pokémon.
Type: Water
"Lives close to water. Its long tail is ridged with a fin which is often mistaken for a mermaid's. As it uses the fins on the tip of its tail to swim, it blends with the water perfectly. "

lunedì 13 marzo 2017

♕ My Beauty Routine ♕ Part 1: Skincare {2017} ♕
{Mini Reviews}

I don't recall when I last wrote a post about my skincare/haircare routines... A couple of years ago, to say the least, I guess. It's definitely time for a big update, don't you think? :D

I decided to split the two routines and write a post each, since I have quite some products to show you. Today I'm going to share my current skincare routine (lipcare & bodycare included) and focus on all the products I use ♥


venerdì 10 marzo 2017

♕ Make Up Look ♕ Tropical Eyes ♕


Today's look is colourful, bright, very summery! I don't know about you, but even though I really love wintertime I'm quite sick of cold and bad weather... I'm so ready for summer and getting back to mermaiding! *_* So last week, while waiting for warmer temperatures, I created this makeup - that feels so tropical thanks to the shades used!

mercoledì 8 marzo 2017

♕ The Pokémon Series ♕ Eevee ♕
{Eeveelutions Mini Series}


Finally introducing and lunching today my new makeup series - The Pokémon Series! I've always been a Pokémon fan since I was little - majorly thanks to the anime, as my parents were opposed to videogames of any kind so I never got to play their games. Now I've been playing Pokémon Go since August, which feels like living the Pokémon Trainer dream... It was time to join my Pokémon and makeup passion together!

First things first: shout-out to Darkness The Taste of Ink who had a great Pokémon series too a while back! Her series has inspired me to do my own Pokémon inspired looks since then - it took me years, but they're here at last!
I decided to start this series with a mini series (yeah like a matryoshka XD) dedicated to Eevee and its evolutions (thus nicknamed eeveelutions), because they're among my favourite Pokémon ever! *_*

I know I am a liiiiiiittle bit late with this mini series, since it dates back to October when I posted all the Eeveelutions looks on my Instagram - but you know, as the saying goes... Better late than never! ;D


Eevee, the Evolution Pokémon.
Type: Normal
"Eevee has an unstable genetic makeup that suddenly mutates due to the environment in which it lives. Radiation from various stones causes this Pokémon to evolve"

domenica 5 marzo 2017

♕ My Makeup Essentials ♕
{Mini Reviews}


If you've been following me (or reading my blog) for a while, then I'm sure you noticed that I am quite set in my ways when it comes to certain kind of products. Lots of people loves to switch products frequently, in order to always try new stuff. But personally, once I find a product that works perfectly for my needs, I'll just stick to it for the longest time - until my needs changes, or the product is discontinued, or something new catches my attention to the point I decide to switch.
This usually applies especially for skincare products; but, in terms of make up products, it applies to to things like mascara, eyeprimer, eyepencil, brow products (you know, the basic stuff) but it doesn't to eyeshadows and lip products, for example. In that case I am always willing to try new products/shades XD

That being said, I thought you could use an overview post about all the makeup products I currently can't live without - aka my essentials, holy grails - with mini reviews of each of them!
(I did not include any skincare-related product on purpose, because I'm working on a blog post about my current skincare routine!) 

lunedì 27 febbraio 2017

♕ The Mermaid Series ♕ Mermaid Soul ♕


Another look just in time for #MermaidMonday! Like the previous ones, this features some Makeup Geek Cosmetics eyeshadow too. I used teal and green shades this time, so this makeup is more mermaid-y than ever! And it's also very simple, because I used just three main shadows (plus one as eyeliner). Sometimes less is definitely more ;D