lunedì 16 ottobre 2017

♕ The Mermaid Series ~ Mermaid Tail ♕

Happy mermaid Monday everyone :D

Today's look is probably the most difficult I've ever done so far! It's inspired by a look/mini tutorial by @giuliannaa on Instagram - whenever I see mermaid tails/flukes/scales I have to try those looks as soon as possible XD Althought - spoiler - I decided to recreate my own tail/fluke, so this look is so me - more than ever! *_*
I was (and I still am) extremely satisfied with this look, because it features all my favourite colours, glitters, and of course it's mermaid themed... But it was SO challenging and tiresome to make! Totally worth it, though: it's mesmerizing!
On a side note, I think it could be a nice Halloween makeup idea, especially if you're not into creepy/scary makeup looks (like me XD). 

lunedì 9 ottobre 2017

♕ Make Up Look ~ Purple Rain ♕
{Feat. Freedomination Collection}

If I'd have to name one of my favourite looks I've made in the last couple of month, I'll surely name this one immediately! I love everything about this look ♥__♥
And to think that I was going for "something simple" - I wanted to try this particular eyeliner style (inspired by the amazing @SwayzeMorgan on Instagram) that is really rock and bold... But I ended up doing this purple look with tons and tons of glitters XD

sabato 7 ottobre 2017

♕ Make Up Look ~ Sunset Eyes ♕

Today's look features a pretty classic inspiration - sunset! I think everyone, sooner or later, does at least one sunset inspired look during their life. Which is pretty understandable - I mean, sunsets/sunrises are gorgeous, with all their beautiful shades and vibes.
I'm sure I've done at least one sunset inspired look in the past - but this one is different in many ways: first of all, is almost completely matte (gasp!) and features a graphic liner on both lids.

mercoledì 4 ottobre 2017

♕ Haul Lush ♕
{Repurchasing my long time favourites after years!}

What happens when your hometown's beloved Lush shop closes down and, about three years later, you move to a city that gives you access to Lush shops again? ;D

Story-time: I was extremely sad when the only one Lush shop in my hometown (and in the whole Sicily, actually) closed down two years and a half ago. I've tried so many Lush products in the past, loved a lot of them - but I also disliked some; I had several favourites and, when the shop closed, I kind of felt lost. I know, Lush has its own website and I could buy from there - but I was just too used to go to the shop, smell everything, try on stuff and be spoiled by the staff... I mean, who doesn't love to go to a Lush shop and be pampered? It's a whole different experience than just simply sitting down and buying online, if you know what I mean.
Long story short: I basically gave up. Sounds crazy, I know - but apart from some sporadic, small orders with a friend (Fede ♥), I simply quit and switched to different brands and products...

...Until a couple of weeks ago!
As I said a couple of posts back, I've recently moved to attend a makeup school - no wait, I think I stated I was attending makeup school but I didn't add that I also moved. Oh well, know you know XD Anyway, now I have access to Lush shops again and I literally dived into it. Headfirst.
And so here I am with a Lush haul for you guppies, after almost three years!

venerdì 29 settembre 2017

♕ Make Up Look ~ Perseids ♕

I have a special, personal tradition to "celebrate" the Perseids meteor shower (also known as the tears of Saint Lawrence) on August 10th: I like to wear dark blue smokey eyes (as dark as the night sky), and I've done this for the last four years or so. In fact, I have another Perseids makeup look that dates back on August 2014! (You can see it here, I was still blogging in Italian back then though)
I never posted 2015 and 2016 versions (because they were pretty simple), but this year I came up with something different and unique - so I had to share it with you :D

martedì 26 settembre 2017

♕ Summer 2017 Most Played ♕

Summer is officially over so it's time to wrap it up and see what I've used/loved the most during this past season! I'm a little late this time, but as you may already know I've just started makeup school so I'm still in the process of settling into my new daily routine.

This summer was filled with tons of new entries - at least, for my standards XD Eyeshadows, lipsticks, face products, glitters... One of everything, basically - and I don't even know where to start from XD

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

lunedì 18 settembre 2017

♕ Make Up Look ~ Golden Comet ♕

Here's another look I've created before the release of Freedomination (aka the summer collection by NABLA Cosmetics, you can read about it here and here), almost three months ago!
I've kept it aside on purpose too because it's quite autumn-y, given its warm shades - so I'm posting it now that summer is almost over and autumn is right around the corner!
Special thanks to my dear uncle who came up with the name for this look - Golden Comet! - because of the gold detail on the inner crease that reminded him of a comet  

lunedì 11 settembre 2017

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

I've been saving today's look for a special occasion, and that day has finally come! As I anticipated in my previous blog post (here), I officially started makeup school! I'm so excited for this new chapter of my life and I cannot wait to be a certified/pro MUA ♥

Back at the makeup look, I made this one some time ago - like, two months ago. It's inspired by Laura's (@theclassicalmua on Instagram) little mermaid look, which features a lot of glitters on the upper lids and eyebrows, plus a very cool mermaid tail shape on the outer corner. And, of course, it went on my to-try list straight away! XD
This is definitely the perfect look to celebrate the beginning of my journey, but since Halloween is just around the corner, hopefully it can also be inspiring in case you're planning to be a mermaid or the mermaid for Halloween ;D

giovedì 7 settembre 2017

♕ The Mermaid Series ~ Mermaid Tail Eyeliner ♕

September is here and summer is almost over, but I have a couple of mermaid looks for you coming up! I'm officially starting makeup school and I couldn't be more excited (and that's why I haven't been able to post in the past few days) so I decided to keep aside today's look and the next one to celebrate this event! :D
(I'll try to keep up and maintain a regular blogging schedule, however if you don't see any new posts for some days just know I'm not being lazy, I'm just focusing on school! But I'll do my best to keep posting as I usually do!)

Also, apparently today is National Mermaid Day - so one more thing to celebrate... And this makeup is really appropriate XD
Today's look is one of my very favourite I've made during the past months, to the point I even considered to use it as my profile pic!
I saw this cute mermaid tail/fin eyeliner style one day on Instagram (credits to @caramariemakeup) and of course I HAD to try it - and it was the perfect occasion to create a whole new mermaid makeup, needless to say XD 

lunedì 28 agosto 2017

♕ Make Up Look ~ Glitter Rain ♕

This summer is really full of new products - which I either bought myself, received as a present from family or received as pr samples - I'm doing my best to show you guys everything XD In the previous post I showed you a look I specifically design to try an eyeliner by NYX - but I created today's look to try some loose glitters I got last month. These are from Glitter Palace - another UK based brand which I discovered through Instagram. The ones I got are all "chunky" - not fine, dust-like: they feature different shapes (circles, hexagons, stars...) and sizes (from dust to really big ones); can you tell I'm a little obsessed with glitters lately? XD Anyway, I really wanted to do a highly glittering look and that's what I came up with! ♥ 

lunedì 21 agosto 2017

♕ Make Up Look ~ Moon's Reflection ♕

Today's look is one of my favourite out of my most recent ones: I created it specifically to try out a couple of products: first of all, one of the new shades from the new Freedomination collection by NABLA Cosmetics - Freestyler. It really intrigued me, so I decided to make a look where it could stand out. Also, I wanted to test the Epic Ink Liner by NYX Cosmetics I recently got in a PR package; it has great feedback so I was so curious to see if it was worth the hype (spoiler: yes, it is! *_*).
Although not having any specific idea (I basically created it as I went) it turned out sooo pretty and dreamy, I love it ♥

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 ♕

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."