Category Archives: Makeup

Amazon Haul: Hair + Face Masks + Foot Soak

I haven’t done a haul post in quite a while! So here’s what I recently ordered from Amazon.

In August/September time I’m always plagued with shedding hair. When I wash, brush, touch or even look at my hair, it sheds. I saw these Watermans Shampoo and Conditioner in a review and I thought they seem interesting. They seem to be advertised for growing fuller, longer hair but I’m just hoping that it will reduce the shedding. While I was on that Amazon page, Amazon also recommended that I get the hair stimulant oil that you can massage onto your scalp before shampooing. I’m also just interested in reducing the shedding with this.

Hair Growth Shampoo and Conditioner by Watermans

Hair Growth Shampoo and Conditioner by Watermans and Hair Stimulant for Growth & Strength

Since it’s pedicure season and I give myself frequent pedicures during summer, I picked up this cute foot soak by The Foot Factory. This is a cheap and cheerful product with very cute packaging but I tried it last night in my foot bath and it doesn’t seem to do much 🤔

The Foot Factory Foot Soak Lavender and Chamomile

The Foot Factory Foot Soak Lavender and Chamomile

Finally, I couldn’t help myself with this pack of Tonymoly sheet masks. I love Korean skincare, I love using sheet masks because they’re so easy, and these sheet masks are usually about €5 each from anywhere I’ve seen them in Europe. So £10.58 for the full set of 11 of them sounds like a good price for me. Can’t wait to use these 🙂

Tonymoly I'm Real Skin Care Facial Mask Sheet Package (ALL - 11 Sheets)

Tonymoly I’m Real Skin Care Facial Mask Sheet Package (ALL – 11 Sheets)

If you’re interested in buying any of these, here are the links 🙂

Hair Growth Shampoo and Conditioner by Watermans http://amzn.to/2wUXFes 
Hair Stimulant for Growth & Strength http://amzn.to/2w1STiZ
Tonymoly I’m Real Skin Care Facial Sheet Masks http://amzn.to/2vvciYm
The Foot Factory Foot Soak Lavender and Chamomile http://amzn.to/2vvfdjG


That’s all for now!

Besos xx

NYX San Juan Soft Matte Lip Cream

NYX San Juan Soft Matte Lip Cream

NYX San Juan Soft Matte Lip Cream

Here’s the NYX San Juan Soft Matte Lip Cream. I love wearing orange lipsticks in summer and I’m currently on the hunt for the perfect orange lipstick with the perfect orange shade, pigmentation, lasting power and moisture.

Although I like orange lipstick, I don’t like my orange lipstick to be very bright and this NYX San Juan shade really does satisfy my shade expectations. My problem with this lipstick is that I don’t like its consistency. It’s quite difficult to get a smooth and even coverage with this, and as you can see in the photo, it’s settling in my lip lines.

The texture of these NYX soft matte lip creams is actually really nice. It’s like they are something in between a liquid lipstick and a bullet lipstick. Even though they are a liquid formula, on the lips they feel like a matte lipstick applied from a bullet. They don’t feel very matte, powdery and extremely drying. They’re not moisturising either.

As for longevity, this does stay on until I wipe it off and it doesn’t leave a lot of transfer onto my glass when I drink. I also really like that it’s easy to wipe off.

All in all, although I love the shade texture and longevity, I’m still on the hunt for an orange lipstick that applies more evenly and maybe moisturises my lips a bit more.

If you have any suggestions, please do let me know!

Orange Besos xx

MFWA2017: Gaetano

Gaetano recently opened his own outlet in Hamrun and as soon as you step in, you will know that he LOVES his divas. With pictures of Mariah Carey, Cher and other bold women, you can see Gaetano’s muse. This year’s show had that same theme, Divas!

This is very fitting for Gaetano because he’s the fashion designer of some of Malta’s top Divas, including our very own Eurovision stars, Claudia Faniello and Destiny Chukunyere

Every single model looked stunning in her outfit that was perfectly fitted. I’ve had the privilege of seeing some of these dresses up close and I can tell you that they are incredibly well made and beautifully finished.

Gaetano had a little surprise in store for us. At the end of the show, the beautiful and talented Claudia Faniello walked down the runway in the same dress that she wore during the Eurovision Song Contest that Gaetano himself designed. And she sang Breathlessly! It was a fantastic ending to a stunning runway show.

I did have a few favourite outfits. I got chills when I saw this lace number with a long feather boa and a tiara. This is right up my alley. Check out some of my other favourites below…

Photo by Bernard Polidano Photography

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Photo by Bernard Polidano

Rose gold makeup look

I’ve been unwell lately and managed to land myself a four day stay in hospital because of a very bad chest infection. I’m finally starting to feel better even though I’m not 100% yet. I haven’t put on makeup in over a week (that’s when you know that I’m really unwell) and today I thought I’d pull myself together, whip out my Stila Magnificent Metals glitter in rose gold and play with it. I’ll talk more about the product in a future post, but here’s the look I wore today.

Lately I’ve been enjoying the no eyeliner look. Although… here I wore big lashes with a black lash band and it looks like I’m wearing eyeliner anyway. For the eye look I simply put on a crease shadow that’s slightly darker than my natural skin tone then went in with the Stila Magnificent Metals product and used it as my lid shadow. I loved it.

On my lips I’m wearing a Sephora cream lip stain in a metallic peachy shade.

So yeah… I feel like this is a makeup look that makes me look alive. I enjoyed wearing it 🙂

Besos

My Inglot Freedom System Trio Palette

Inglot Freedom System Khaki Trio

Inglot Freedom System Khaki Trio

Inglot’s Freedom System allows you to pick and choose your own shades of eyeshadows and make up your own, customised eyeshadow palette. When i first heard about this system I just thought it was a copy of the Z palette. However, I realised that this is different since Inglot’s palette has little slots for the pans to fit into that are also magnetic. I find the slots to be more neat and tidy than having your shadows lying anywhere on your palette. Also, the separation between the shadows is better at preventing pigments from one shadow to contaminate another nearby shadow, therefore this is better at keeping shadows pristine.

The shades I got are AMC Shine 26, Pearl 419 and Pearl 433.

InglotFreedomSystem_EarthTones

Inglot Freedom System Swatches

Number 26 is a beautiful and pigmented light gold shadow that’s gorgeous for highlighting the inner corner of the eye. If you have a darker complexion than mine, this might also work as a beautiful highlight shade. 419 is a muted olive green with an antique gold sheen and 433 is a lightened olive green with gold.

I find that these shadows apply very smoothly but although the gold shadow is very pigmented, I find the two other shades to be less so. That said, they can be very easily built up and they’re very smooth. These last all day and they look beautiful.

I love the look that I was able to create with these shadows, I love these earth tones and these shadows are very easy to work with.

My only comment about the freedom system palette is that once the eyeshadows are in the palette, it’s quite difficult to get them back out. As for the lid, it’s quite a nice sturdy lid with very strong magnets (it’s not going anywhere) but I do find it quite tricky to open/close.

All in all, I do highly recommend the Freedom System by Inglot and these shadows in particular. I love that you can customise your own palette, I like how the palette has slots for the shadows, and the shadows themselves are great value for money.

Finally, here’s the look I created with them 😀

Inglot Freedom System Palette

Inglot Freedom System Palette Makeup Look