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Saturday, 13 November 2010

H&M Nail Polishes and More

H&M has got some really pretty nail polishes right now. The colour palette they offer is not typical  only for fall/winter - they've got some pretty summery pinks and reds, but the ones that I picked up remind me - thanks to their rich colours - of the actual fall season and upcoming  winter holidays. They remind me of colourfull fallen leaves, hot chocolate and fire in a fire-place. 
I've purchased five of them for wallet-friendly 2.95/3.95 Euros each.

With flash:
French Smoke:

French Kiss:

Midnight Passion:


 ... I have already tested this one and I love it (I applied 2 coats):

 Miss Stone Heart:
I also wanted to try one of the body butters and I chose Vanilla & Apple. I like the packaging,  it smells like a warm vanilla-something,  less like an apple and the consistency is exactly what I like. It moisturises instantly, but doesn't leave my skin oily. The cream soaks right into the skin, leaving it smooth.

I sometimes feel, like the quality of cosmetics sold by brands which produce mainly clothes can't be at the same level as the product quality of specialised cosmetic brands. It is not true with these products - at least those that I've tried so far. In fact, I might go back for more (a shiny, metallic-like blue nail polish :-)).

Have a nice weekend :-).

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Paris, Je t'aime

I've been to Paris. I always wanted to go to Paris. I thought the city has to be beautiful - and I wasn't wrong :-). Here are a couple of pics that - for me - show what Paris feels like.

There is a street not far from the Arc de Triomphe called after my home-city :-).  

Of course, I couldn't leave Paris without getting a couple of make-up products :-). There is Sephora on Avenue des Champs Élysées, where I spent a fair amount of time. I'll blog about some of the products I have purchased in the near future.

And I would like to begin with Urban Decay's Book of Shadows Vol. III.

This photo made with flash makes the colours look more accurate.

The colours are really pretty. There are some great neutrals perfect for a natural look or a smoky eye, but also a couple of blues and greens to create more adventurous looks.

Perversion (black - the only matte colour among them), Uzi (white with glitters), Loaded (shimmery deep green), Kush (shimmery grass green):

Midnight Cowboy Rides Again (champagne with glitters), Last Call (shimmery plum), Rockstar (shimmery violet) and Money (silver-green metallic) :

Haight (turquoise-y blue with shimmer finish), Maui Wowie (shimmery champagne-gold with glitters), Smog (bronze-y shimmery brown) and Bordello (cool pink with shimmer finish and with subtle glitters):
Radium (shimmery electric blue), Snatch (warm pink with glitters), Suspect (champagne-camel shimmer), Psychedelic Sister (electric violet with shimmer finish):

The blues that look so similar here, are in fact different in their undertones - Haight is on the turquoise side, while Radium is an electric blue. Smog can be found in the Naked palette as well.  

I am realy happy with this purchase. I especially love Last Call, Midnight Cowboy Rides Again, Bordello, Loaded and Money. Well, in fact,  there is not one colour I wouldn't use or really like. Even the very bright colours (like the blues) can be toned down with natural shades like browns, if you are more of a natural make-up person. 

The two eye pencils in colours Zero (black) and Ransom (violet), as well as a mini version of Primer Potion are a nice addition to all the eyeshadows. 
Overall I can really recommend this palette to everyone who likes to use neutral colours, but also enjoys more vibrant and adventurous tones. You can create every look you like with this one - from serious to fun.  

À bientôt ;-)...