Sunday, July 31, 2016

July's empties

Wow! An other month is gone and the end of summer is coming, one month left! Can you even believe that? We're actually going to say goodbye to the summer. But let's talk about this month. This was a great one. First of all, this month you have been introduced to the Beauties on Fire collaboration, and we had our two posts up. Second of all(spoiler alert), I have been introduced to some Korean products and I cannot wait to give you the reviews! I am not sure yet whether I should give a typical review, or a Sunday-Funday post telling you the way I'm using them. Anyway, I'll figure it out. Let's talk empties.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Review: Shiseido UV Protective Liquid Foundation

This is my first foundation which is not from a drugstore. I wanted to try a Shiseido product for a looooong time and finally I got it, with a discount actually, 30% off. I have been informed that a shop was having some offers on some brands and Shiseido was one of them. So I decided to buy a foundation, wasn't sure which one but I explained what I needed to the lady on the shiseido stand. I still have the Vichy Dermablend foundation with a lot of product left in it.

I always want a foundation that provides full coverage but doesn't give a heavy feeling on the skin. That one is actually medium coverage so I use extra concealers to cover some flaws sometimes and feels kinda sticky on my skin. I mostly use this when the sun is up because it has SPF30 that protects from UVA/UVB rays, which I appreciate. The lady who sold it to me said that it is water resistant so I can wear it at the beach as well. I'm not planning to do so because it has an orange undertone while my skin has a yellow undertone so you can understand that it's not my perfect match foundation plus it's kinda darker so I'll look ridiculous wearing something like that at the beach. Now I'm having my clothes to cover the rest of my skin color but that won't happen there. Yes, I bought the lighter color called light ivory, of that range but it's still not light enough for my pale skin.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Beauties On Fire : Summer Style

Platia Ammos beach, Larisa, Greece
This week's Beauties on Fire theme post is summer style. So I will create for you my favorite makeup look for the summer. Besides that, I'm going to share with you some of my favorite skincare tips for this season. It's kinda irrelevant, considering that the post's name includes the word style but when I hear summer, I think sunny beaches (that's why I chose this particular pic above)  and sunscreen. Call me phyco but on the daytime I won't leave the house without having sunscreen on the uncovered, without clothes skin. I'm a pale girl living in a sunny country and in contrary to some other ladies I don't enjoy melting my skin under the sun. Sun is good, sun provides us vitamin D and that's all. We shouldn't overdo it people, that's never good.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Review: Artdeco Eyeshadow Base

I have never had a review of a primer before, it's mostly because I don't use them that much. In the past, I used to use a face primer daily, The Body Shop Tea Tree Pore Minimizer to be more specific. Now I'm using the POREfessional by Benefit but only when I feel it's needed. But this one? This is the first eyeshadow primer I have ever used.

I think that this is because I wasn't that much of an eyeshadow person. I was wearing eyeshadow only when I was on a night out, or when I was invited to weddings and stuff. But, for about a year, I put eyeshadow every time I do my makeup. So I decided to start using a primer. Before that, I was thinking that a primer is useless. I was so wrong you guys, it's a must! Especially if you want your eyeshadow to be there for hours and hours.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Beauties on Fire: Classic Beauty

Our very first group theme post is here. Yes, I'm talking about #BeautiesOnFire project! If you are just staring at your screen, wondering what I'm talking about then click here to know more and then come back to see the rest of this post. About this subject, this week's project is "Classic Beauty". When I saw that this was the winning bid, I was thinking that I should create a look with a nice cat eye and the redest red lipstick ever. I was thinking that I should recreate Marilyn Monroe's or Brigitte Bardot's look. I wasn't sure if this would be a good post or out of my league. You see, I always enjoy adding a personal touch, not just recreate the look. Then I thought that classic beauty isn't just on the '60s. Another period that I like is the '20s. I like that dramatic eye look that was in back then and the fact that you had just a blusher on your cheeks and nothing more. But, this is a look that cannot be used nowadays. So I was thinking.... What if I would recreate this look with today's trends. Let's see, will I make it or will I just hit the rock bottom?

Saturday, July 16, 2016

A piece of advice for acne prone skin

I have acne for about 3 years. When I was 19 I saw my skin changing and start becoming acne prone. Since then, I have visited a lot of dermatologists, a gynecologist-just to check my hormones, and a plastic surgeon. None of them helped me. No, I'm not a weirdo they just didn't. Finally I don't have any hormonal issue so the gynecologist couldn't do something to help me, the plastic surgeon told me that he would order some products from the US that would cost me 600€. I started laughing jus hearing that. Really, I was like alright I don't carry that kind of money with me,maybe because I don't have that kind of money. Like at all. couldn't move to a purchase like that, I didn't even have a job to pay for that. Anyways last but not least the dermatologists. Each one of the dermatologists I visited had his very own combinational recipe to give to their patients with acne. It was like a rootine for them. None of them tested my skin to see what kind of acne I have in order to give me the right prescription. So they weren't that  helpful. One of them actually wanted to give me pills, which I didn't want to but he wouldn't respect my opinion. I don't like pills that much so I don't take pills very often. But he wouldn't get it, I tried really but I cannot keep up with someone that I cannot communicate with.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Introducing you to the #BeautiesOnFire collaboration

This is my first collaboration on the blogging world and I'm so excited that finally I'm sharing the news with you guys. I'm a very lucky girl to be working with those brilliant beauties! This collaboration includes some beauty and fashion bloggers. Every week we're going to choose a topic and then create the look that's relevant. What do I mean? This week we have a poll that you can see on Twitter and vote (click here) until the following Sunday. Our bids this week are: Summer, Summer travel, Classic beauty, Beauty on fire. Depending on what the results are each one of us are going to create a look. Beauty bloggers are going to create a makeup look and fashion bloggers a clothing look. Sometimes we'll just post our favorite products or clothes or accessories depending on the subject. But firstly we will introduce ourselves to you just to know a couple more things about us as bloggers, all the questions are created by Elizabeth from Everything & Nothin' so, if you want to know more about me then just keep reading, if you just want to know more about this collab then scroll down and click on that pic of a smokin' hot lady, created by Andi from EverImpractical

Friday, July 1, 2016

June's empties

Wow! The first month of summer is gone for good. Can you even believe that? I didn't realize how fast the days have passed. It's impressive actually. Anyway, let me begin with my short post of this month's empties.