Top 11+ of 2011

Hello Hello!!!
It is the 30th of December today and Christmas 2011 was only a couple of days ago. My Christmas was pretty cool considering the lack of friends and family.
Now, 2011 is coming to an end and it is , of course, time for the products that were loved the most this year!I will start with beauty products...
Here is the list:

UD Naked Palette(surprised??I don't think so...)

MAC "Peaches" blush

NARS "Laguna" bronzer(an all time classic product for me)

MAC Lady Gaga lipstick "Viva glam Gaga II"

Bobbi Brown gel liner(Black Ink)

ELF mineral blush in the colour "Coral"

Vaseline lip therapy lip balm (I love all of them but ,recently, I have been reaching for the one in Cocoa Butter).

Sigma "F80" brush

Bobbi brown tinted moisturiser (my colour is "Light Tint")

No7 Stay Perfect eyeshadown in the colour "wheatsheaf"

Dior Addict Ultra gloss in the colour "Reflect"

As a bonus I am also going to list my 4 most worn nail colours of 2011(one for each season starting with Autumn) as well as the 4 top skincare products.

OPI "Done out in deco"
Essie "Bahama mama"

Barry M Boots Limited edition No 24
Orly "Pixy Styx"

Unfortunately I don't have swatches for this polish...


Bepanthol moisturising lotion

LUSH tea tree toner

Apivita Creamy face and eye foam cleanser with olive and lavender.

Simple kind to skin Clarifying Cleansing lotion
That is all...!I hope you like this post and that you had a great Christmas.
Lastly, I wish all of you a wonderful new year. May it bring you hapiness, good health and leave you with numerous great memories!! :)
Love you all!



Garnier BB cream review!!

I know this is a long awaited post and I would like to say that I am sorry for taking so long to do this but a xouple of things went wrong, the most important of all being that I lost the pictures I took of the products and the swatches and then, I left the product at home in one of my trips from Moscow to Greece. So, I had to ask the lovely Evi (http://cbsg5861.blogspot.com/) to send me some of her pictures to use in this post.

Let's start by saying a little bit about the product. BB stands for Blemish Balm and it has been around for ages especially in Asian markets. But the West is catching up and introducing BB creams to its public.
Now, I am a big fan of tinted moisturisers and lightweight foundations because I love the fact that they even out my skin without looking cakey so, before I got this I was so excited to try it.
Now, on to the review...!
On the packaging: Miracle Skin Perfector. Daily all-in-one BB cream.

Very easy to blend
Evens out skintone
Affordable (retail price: 9,99 euro)
Widely available(In Greece you can buy it from Hondos Center and in the U.K. you can get it from both Boots and Superdrug).
Dewy finish(This is on the + list especially at this time of year when my skin is super dry...)
Perfect for people like me who love an even skin without a massive amount of coverage.
I am not loving the smell. It is not horrible or anything but I am not a fan.
If you are expecting foundation-like coverage this is not a product for you.

I hope this review has helpful and I would love to know what you think of the product if you try it(or if you have already tried it).

**Note: These products were sent to me by the company for review purposes. I was not compensated for this review and I am not affiliated with the company.
I ALWAYS give my 100% honest opinion because I respect my readers and cherish their trust.**

The pictures are courtesy of Evi (http://cbsg5861.blogspot.com/) and I would like to thank her for the helping blog-hand!!



MAC "What Joy" lipstick

Firstly, I am so sorry that I have been MIA the past week but work has been extra hectic. Now, here is a new post with swatches of my current favourite lipstick which is "What Joy" by MAC(from their holiday collection).

Natural Light

Under artificial Light

Swatches on the skin

I hope you liked this short post and I would love to know which is YOUR current favourite lipstick!!!
My next post is going to be the Garnier BB Cream Review so watch out for that!!



What's in my bag TAG!!

Hello my dears!

I was tagged by the lovely Irene aka "Blushingloves" (http://lovelyviolet5.blogspot.com/) to do this tag.
I love reading these type of posts(nosey much?!)so I am very excited to do a newer version of this post for you guys!!
I have to admit that I cheated a little bit because the bag I am "featuring" in this post is brand new(It is actually my early Christmas present to myself and I bought it on Friday).
Now on to the post...

"The bag"
Longchamp/Le pliage Tote bag(size: 31x30x19)in the colour graphite.

"The contents part 1"
mini umbrella, tissues, my passport(I need to carry it with my in case anyone stops me), gum, harrods mini coin purse(I put some emergency medicine in there) and my moleskin and erasable pen(both purple :p)

"The contents part 2"
my ASOS snake mittens(aren't they cute?)and my Paul's boutique purse.
I also carry my BlackBerry Storm II but since I am taking the pictures with it I could not photograph it.
Lastly I carry my make-up bag...

I got this from H&M in the summer and I have been using it ever since.

I've cut way down on the amount of stuff I put in my make-up bag. I take a mini Chloe perfume(my favourite perfume of all time), the ELF complexion perfection(for touch-ups), the nature's minerals kabuki and the tea tree blotting tissues by the body shop, a mini hair clip, a mini toothbrush and toothpaste and the snow fairy lip tint by LUSH.
Now, it is my turn to tag people I think so here it goes...
Lydia http://madeofstarsblog.blogspot.com/

Evi http://cbsg5861.blogspot.com/
Tina http://allthevanity.blogspot.com/
Sophie http://fashion-written-with-alipstick.blogspot.com/

I hope you guys liked this post and I would loooove to know what's in YOUR bag ;)


November favourites!!!

Well hello....!!!!It is, finally, December and since the Christmas holiday month is upon us I think it is time to say goodbye to November (who left me a year older...:P) with some favourite products.
Here are all the products with a rather Christmassy background.

Let's start with a brush!This past month I have been loving my Sigma P82. I have been using it every day since I got it and I just can't live without it now!!

On my nails: Barry M nail paint in Racing green and China glaze "Snow Globe" on the ring finger.
Next up are two "all time classic" MAC products that I have been loving lately. These are: the studio finish concealer(NW25)and the Studio Fix powder(C3). I don't wear liquid foundation on a daily basis because I haven't found one that gives me the light coverage I want and stays on all day(any recommendations are welcome by the way).So, instead, I like putting on concealer on my nose, chin and under my eyes and then I use a powder brush with my foundation powder to set the concealer and even out my skin.

The next favourite is the Illamasqua cream blusher in "Dixie"(No suurprise there).Amazing cream blusher...I totally recommend it!!

Another non-surprising favourite is the Zoya nailpolish in "Kelly".

Then, we have the Lancome Hypnose mascara. I don't know whether they have changed the formulation the last couple of years but this new version is pretty good.

Since you probably know what the packaging looks like I took a picture of the brush instead.
Last but not least, I have been LOVING this NO7 stay perfect eyeshadow in the colour Weatsheaf. This is my third re-purchase of this product which goes to show you that I just cannot live without it. It is my perfect sligtly shimmery nude.

Now since I got a vote of confidence on the LOTM (look of the month), I will include one in this post as well. The picture is not very clear but you'll get the idea behind it, hopefully.

The look is basically a very thin winged liner with a matte eye contour colour("Buck" from the U.D. NAKED palette), paired with dark red/ berry lips. This specific lip colour is from the MAC glitter and ice collection and it is called "What joy". If you'd like to see swatches let me know ;)
Also please ignore the fur hood...it is a must in Moscow if you want to survive the winter... :P

Those are my November favourites and I cannot wait to hear/ read about yours!!!! :)