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Dienstag, 26. Februar 2013

Remembering London Sunday Lookbook

Hi Lovie Dovies

Last Sunday I just wanted to wear my black Converse again. I haven't worn them for a long time... maybe since winter started and the days were so cold and snowy. Actually we still have snow and it's still freeeeeeeeeeezing outside (I'm really tired about that, I hope spring comes soon, can't wait for the snow to disappear). Anyways I just had the feeling to wear them and somehow everything ended like this: =)

I<3 London awwwwww how I miss that town!! had such an amazing time with my sister =)




=)<3





Of course with my favorite bag right noooow =)=)=) from yesstyle


Duckface :P



Keep always a smile on your face =)



Montag, 11. Februar 2013

Lookbook Painted Heartnails <3

My nail artist tried something new on my nails.. She painted the design on her own.. =) It's sooo pretty and I'm totally in love with them. <3 data-blogger-escaped-br="">




















Samstag, 9. Februar 2013

The Challenge: Sedona Lace vs. Sigma - Professional Makeup Brushes Kit


If it was me 2 years ago I never would have thought about using brushes on my face.
It never even crossed my mind. I always used the small brushes that were in the purchased product-packagings.
Today all those little brushes that comes with the products are all unused until the product is consumed...

No one ever told me about makeup brushes and I never knew there were so many of them. I live in a small country were we don't have many varieties of products, especially in the beauty section we are really short in a lot of stuff. I just recently saw in a store, that they started to sell "Revlon makeup brushes". I was really surprised about that.

Honestly it makes a difference, if you apply makeup with professional brushes. I would never have believed that, if someone would have told me that before. I mean if eyeshadow is of a good quality, the application can be done with anything, right? That's not true!!
Professional brushes can give a precise application, and you can do different makeup looks, that are not possible to do with the tool that comes with the eyeshadow. What I realized after starting to use those brushes is, that I don't need as much product as I needed before.

Sedona Lace - Professional Makeup Brushes / Pink


The Sedona Lace Makeup Kit were my first beauty brushes that I ever own. I purchased them on the Sedona Lace Website. I took the pink kit. Back then the Synthetic brushes weren't available. I didn't want to purchase the black one because they seemed boring.
I heard about this brushes in a Youtube-video from a beauty-guru "Thatsheart". She was talking about this brushes in a video and I fell in love with them.

Likes
+ it's good value for the price
+ fast delivery
+ good quality
+ the colour pink, really girly
+ all essentials are included
+ different types of brushsets available

Dislike
- they don't come with a cupholder
- some brushes loose their bristles right at the beginning (blush brush, powder brush, dou fibre brush)

Sigma Brushes - Essentials Kit  Mrs. Bunny


I also discovered Sigma through Youtube-Gurus. Sigma has compared to Sedona Lace a bigger choice of brushes. They have more different types of brushes. In their Essential Kits they do have the same brushes like the Sedona Lace brushes. Sigma is more expensive then Sedona Lace. Quality comes at a price. =)
I purchased my brushes on their Sigma Website

Likes
+ very good quality
+ fast delivery
+ brushes come with a cupholder
+ different colors
+ all essentials are included

Dislike
- price


My personal opinion

If I only could take one Makeup Brush Kit, I would definitely go nuts. I need at least two different makeup Kits. I love both Sigma and Sedona Lace. Even if the quality of Sedona Lace isn't as great as Sigma's quality I still love them. If you want to have great brushes without spending too much money I would definitely recommend Sedona Lace brushes. The result of using them is great.

Treat the Brushes!!!

This is a must. I wash my brushes every time after using them. I wash them with luke warm water and baby shampoo. I feel uncomfortable using the brushes twice without washing them before. It's like smearing bacteria all over the face. I don't want that. If you are too lazy to clean your brushes every day, then I would recommend you doing it at least once a week. 
Just wet the bristles, don't wet the brush handles. It would only loosen the glue and the bristle would fall out. Let the brushes dry with the bristle side down.
Treat your brushes properly. Don't trow them, don't let them lay around, don't squeeze them, don't pull the bristles out. The more you care for your brushes the longer is their lifespan.

Additional Brushes

Sedona Lace Midnight Lace Synthetic Brush Set:

I own also this little kit. I love them. I use the Round Top Powder Brush and the Flat Top Powder Brush for Fondation application and they are so amazing. The result is great. i use the Kabuki brush for Powder application. I even purchased an additional Kabuki Brush because they looked soo cute. The quality of the products is impressive.


Sigma Brow and Lash E80 + Tapered Highlighter F35

I love Sigmas Brow and Lash brush. It really helps me in doing my brows.
The tapered Highlighter brush is amazing for Highlighting and I can even apply easily my blush.

The story behind my Gel Nails

Hi Lovie Dovies =)


Today I made my nails at my usual professional nail studio. Somehow after that I felt like writing a post about it. I let my nails be done since a long time and i can't imagine doing them on my own again.

Importance of treating hands

It's really important to look after our hands. Beneath the face it's the second thing that people would notice when looking at someone. Our hands are always exposed and apparent to the public. Everyone would notice if they are not well treated. They tell a lot about your personality and lifestyle. Well treated hands are always an eye catcher.

My personal experience with my nails


When I was younger I always tent to bite my nails and cuticles. My mum would always scream at me because of that. I didn't really listen to her and just kept biting them. When I think back that really used to look disgusting. Sometimes I bite so much that it would even hurt.

At the ago of 15 I managed to stop biting my nails and started to let my nails grow longer. I wasn't really good at applying nail polish. I didn't wait long enough until the polish dried, so it always smeared. Also my nails would  break up a lot, because I hit somewhere or they just weren't strong enough
.
How I get to know about gel nails

Once my sister brought me to her regular nail artist. I went with her because she used to have gel nails and I was always admiring her nails. They were always so pretty and beautiful. I wanted that too, so I asked her to take me with her. Her nail artist didn't apply gel on my nails because it was way too expensive for me. So she put on my nails a nail polish and made them look really beautiful.
I started doing gel nails regularly at about the age of 16 when I started my apprenticeship and started to earn money.


What are gel nails?
I always thought that would be fake nails, but they aren't. It's just a small layer of gel that is applied the natural nails to make them stronger and harder. 


How to find the right nail artist

There are a lot of nail artists around, so it tends to get difficult to find the right one.
I see a lot of girls that let their nails be done professionally but it seriously doesn't looks good at all. Like the layer of gel is way too thick or it's cracky. It really looks cheap and I would never recommend wasting money for that. The best way to find a good nail artist is definitely by recommendation. 
Also look for a nail artist that has a officially acknowledged certificate. Don't be satisfied with only standard white French and monochrome colours. There are so many different varieties to do gel nails. The choice is immense and it always surprises me when I go to my nail artist.

How often should gel nails be done

If you let your nails be done by a professional, you should go regularly. My nail artist recommends to reapply the gel every 4 weeks.
It really isn't worth going only once in a while and then waiting for about almost 2 month. If you want to let your nails be done professionally do it right!!



Profit about visiting a professional

I am a really lazy girl if it come to nails. I never really applied polish regularly because I wasn't good at it. Letting them be done professionally was the best option for me. My nails always look gorgeous. I don't need to spend time on them. If they are done right they look good for about 4 weeks. I can't imagine doing them on my own again. There are a lot of designs and options available. A good nail artist can create almost everything. 


Disadvantage of doing them professionally

I see only 2 disadvantage in doing gel nails professionally: The one  that I see is that I have to keep the same design for 4 weeks. Well I could change it more often but it would cost waaaaay too much. But I got used to it and it really is acceptable. The other one is that they are a bit on the pricy side. (But still it's saves a lot of time and nerves =))


Here is were I do my nails:


nail design carmen
Lindenhofweg 4
9430 St. Margrethen
info@nail-design-carmen.com
Telefon +41 71 740 05 71


Samstag, 2. Februar 2013

Monthly favorite January 2013


Hi Lovie Dovies =)

Here are my favorites of the first month in 2013. I'm really going to try hard to keep them up for all the coming months this year.

Maybelline Baby Lips

I heard a few beauty-gurus talking about this lip balms and they really got my attention. Unfortunately they don't sell it in my country. So previously I decided to give up on them. 
But then I found them by chance on www.sasa.com, an online store that I totally love. Actually they had a different packaging than the ones in the beauty-videos. They were so inexpensive that I immediately purchased different flavors.
I fell in love with them. They are totally moisturizing. My lips feel so soft after applying and they all smell differently.


Velvet beanie

In my country winters are really freezing and I have to cover up my head. I like wearing beanies in the wintertime.
I have different beanies but this velvet one from h&m is by far my favorite this winter. I love the colour. It matches with quite a lot of different colours. The ponpon on the top makes it look so adorable and cute.




Liese Hair Cocktail Moisturizing Serum

This product is a moisturizer for frizzy and dry hair. It's a mixture of nourishing water and anti-frizz oil. I always apply this after washing my hair before blow drying them. It also can be applied on dry hair. I love the smell of this product. It smells really tropical, fruity... maybe like a cocktail =)
After I applied it my hairs are really shiny and soft. They don't feel oily at all.



Maybelline EyeStudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner (black)

I was never really good to apply liquid eyeliner. So I usually never really put on any.
My first liquid eyeliner was from Loreal and I didn't like the fact that the liner was so shiny and really eye catchy. It made me feel uncomfortable, so I always used to go over the eyeliner with a pencil liner to take away the shine. 
Someday I decided to purchase the gel eyeliner from Maybelline and I was so impressed with the result. I love the texture of the gel. It's not shiny at all. It's just a matt black. At first I thought that the packaging was really small, but it definitely will last a long time. I use the brush that came along with the gel and it's really great for thin lines. This product makes it really easy, even for people who aren't talented in applying gel eyeliner.

Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter (Sweet tart)

If you haven't tried Revlon's Lip Butters, then you should really try them. They are awesome. I love them. They are really moisturizing and for only beeing lip balms, they have an amazing colour coverage. There are a lot of different colours, but my favorite has to be "sweet tart"
I love the colour. It's such a pretty pink. I think the packagings look so cute. They all match their colours. 



Maybelline EyeStudio Color Tattoo Cream shadows


This eyeshadow are amazing. The colours are really pretty and they have a great coverage, there is no need for too much. They last for a long time on the eyes without creasing. They can be easily used as a base. They have matt and also shimmery colours. I personally prefer the shimmery shadows. That's funny since usually I prefer matt shadows more for the eye. On this range I've really been loving the shimmery ones. They looks so pretty. I love the fact that they even have some eye catching colour in the range like the blue one in the picture. I use this one more like an eyeliner and it looks so amazing. 




Studded arm-candies

I'm really enjoying this studded arm-candy fashion season. There are so many different types of studded bracelets. One prettier than the other. But this two are my favorites. I like them the best weared together.

The one with the black leather I purchase at www.forever21.com.
The gold one I purchase on www.yesstyle.com



Bag from Pimkie

The weekend before Christmas I went with my friend to Vienna.
There I purchased in a store called Pimkie this brown bag here.
Right now it's my favorite bag. I've been using this bag for almost the entire month, it's so comfortable and really cute.
I love the colour of this bag. I love the fact that it's wearable on the shoulder. 
A year ago I had never worn it like this, but time has passed :D
The size of this bag is really optimal. Not too big, not too small, just a medium size. It has a lot of space in the inside.



Milka Sweets

Seriously have you ever tried something as delicious as cornflakes with daims and brezels with chocolate?!?
Gosh I can't stop eating them they are sooo delicious. Why are you doing this to me?!? Why do I have to be chocolate addicted?!? =D
Anyways I really got attracted to the Milka Daims. (I love Daims)
When I saw them on the store my eyes were hugely shining, like the eyes from scrat (Ice Age) when he sees his hazelnut. I immediately purchased it and finished it in no time. After some weeks I found the brezel snack and now I can't decide which one is better. They are both sooooo yummie =)

My favorite song(s) of the month

Actually right now I'm really obsessed with three songs, I coudn't really decide on which one would be my favorite. So I'm just going to share all three of them with you guys =)



CN-Blue - I'm sorry
Yongwha looks hot in this mv.. and this song is sooo addicting =) love it <3



2Yoon - 24/7
Everytime I hear this song I feel like dancing all over the place, it's such a good-mood song =)



Super Junior-M - Break down
love love loveeee!!!! <3 They all look SUUUUPER hot here, especially Donghae and Kyuhyun!! And somehow there is also a cuteness explosion with Sungmin, Ryoewook, Henry and Zhoumi =)


ps. Yes I am a huge K-POP fan =)