Collective Haul...!! :) :)

Helloooooo girlies,

How are you all?? I have a collective haul for you today so...let's get on with it...;)
As you can see, There is a number of different things in here from skincare to body products, to make-up and nails. Let's have a closer look...
From left to right: Sephora Cotton Flower Creamy Shower Gel, Santangelika Idroadapt Silk Daytime Moisturiser, Santangelika DNAENERGY Silk Moisturising mask and the Sephora showergel capsule in green tea. 
The cotton flower scent is amazing and so is green tea. All in all the new sephora collection featuring shower gels, body butters, perfumes, scrubs etc is worth checking out. 
Also I am very much impressed with the Santangelika products. I was recommended these by my local pharmacist and I love them both.

Next, we have make-up items....
Benefit Hervana blush (<3 <3 <3), MUFE Aqua Eyes pencil in 23L, MUFE Aqua cream in number 6, L'oreal  Caresse Lipstick in 203 "Rock N' Mauve"  and Maybelline Colour Tattoo e/s in Permanent taupe (review HERE)
Maybelline Colour Tattoo e/s "Permanent Taupe", Hervana, L'oreal  Caresse Lipstick in 203 "Rock N' Mauve" , MUFE 23L Aqua Eyes and MUFE Aqua cream in number 6.
MUFE Aqua Cream No 6, MUFE Aqua Eyes in 23L and L'oreal  Caresse Lipstick in 203 "Rock N' Mauve". 

Last but NOT least, I have some nail products for you (surprised?I don't think so...).

The Sephora Express Nail Polish remover (I cannot wait to use this), Peggy Sage Nail Hardener (My manicurist recommended this to me as a base and I have to say that it is AMAZING), NAILS INC Special Effects nailpolish in Electric Lane(which is a holographic topcoat), China Glaze "Flip Flop Fantasy" (aaaamaaaaazing...swatches coming soon) and lastly a glitter polish by H&M in Pink Flamingo.

That is all for today...did you enjoy this haul??Any products that stood out to you or any products that you would recommend for my next trip to the shops...????


Review: Maybelline Colour Tattoo e/s

Sooo....long time no post...!I was on holiday for a couple of days. I went to the northern part of Greece to visit my mom's side of the family and attend my niece's baptism. Now I am back and ready to attend to my blog's needs. I had this post more or less ready but I had very minimal access to the internet while I was away so I couldn't post it.
About 3 weeks ago I was doing some shopping and stumbled across the Maybelline Colour Tattoo e/s. Lots and lots of bloggers and vloggers have been raving about this product so I thought: Why not pick one up??!!
The one I ended up getting was in the colour "Permanent Taupe" and I am now lusting over another two colours.
Now this is a gel-cream e/s which can be used by itself or as a base. Personally I like putting this colour all over the lid of the eye and then go over it with a taupe e/s (for example: NYX's "Perfect Taupe"). I do this whenever I am lazy(which is most of the time) and I want a nice neutral eye with a lot of dimension. I don't always set it to be honest but if I am going to be wearing the same make-up for a very long time then I will go the extra mile and use the powder e/s on top of the Colour Tattoo.

Here are some pictures:

I really don't have any negative points for this product except , maybe, the fact that you need to work relatively fast with it since it sets quickly. Also, I kind of hoped the range of colours would be larger but I think they might expand it in the future. Other than that it is: 
1. Long Lasting(don't know about the 24 hour claim but it does last a good 10 hours on me)
2. Pigmented (A little goes a long way)
3. Blendable
4. Reasonably priced(I wanted to get a paintpot to use in a similar way but this is a cheaper alternative)
5. Easy to use(I put it on with my finger and then blend with an e/s brush)

I hope you liked this short review. Let me know what you think of this product(if you've tried it).

p.s. I bought this product with my own money. :) 


How to wear a bright lip...!

Hey guys...I know I have been posting like crazy this week but I am off to see family tomorrow so I don't know if I'll be able to post anything until next Thursday hence all these posts!!I am still packing because my day was very busy so I am not ready yet but I thought I should do this post before getting into the last part of packing(which is make-up and shoes)!!
Now I did this post on how to wear a bright lip or what eye look to pair with a bright lip. I have a love-hate relationship with bright lipsticks to be honest but this summer I thought I would start wearing my brights for a change...!So, as I was trying out different eye looks to pair with bright lips I came down to two that are classic but also simple enough. I believe that one of the two should dominate a make-up look so I went with a colourless eye with or without eye-liner and some relatively big lashes. It is nothing difficult or extraordinary but I think that it works very well so I thought I should share it with you.
Here are some pictures...
The two lipsticks I chose for this "experiment" were "Chatterbox" (top) and "Watch me simmer"(bottom) both by MAC. 

TOP: A wash of a champaign coloured e/s, some eyeliner(a mixture of a black gel liner and a taupe cream shadow) and one coat of mascara
BOTTOM: A wash of a champaign coloured e/s, two coats of mascara and two individual lashes in the outter corner of the eye.

That is all for today...!I hope you liked this post!Please let me know whether you have any tips about wearing bright lipsticks. Also...I want to know what you think about me getting my moles removed. I have been thinking about it for a couple of months now and since I put up a picture where they are visible I'd like to know what you think...!
Hope you're well and that I will be able to post something before getting back home. I have taken pictures with me and I will try to hunt down a computer so I can post something...fingers crossed...!


May favourites

It is time for monthly favourites again and this time I actually have a well rounded favourites post with numerous products in it(including some non-beauty related).Let's jump straight into the post...!!
Here are my favourites for the month of May...
Now, as you can see I have lots of favourites this month simply because I was able to change up my routine(not having to go to work and all) and I went a little crazy using new products and re-discovering old ones. 
Here is a brief overview...
Essie "A crewed interest" and "Sand Tropez" nail varnishes

MAC "Fresh Honey" mineralized blush and "Pretty Baby" beauty powder

Dior addict high shine lipstick in "Coral sensation" and YSL Rouge Pur Couture lipstick in No 6 "Rose Bergamasque". 

YSL Faux Cils mascara in "Noir Radical" and Collection 2000 concealer in No2 "Light"

For eyes I have been using the Maybelline Colour Tattoo e/s in Permanent Taupe (review coming up soon), the L'oreal colour infallible in "Goldmine" (Review and swatches HERE ) , The NYX single e/s in "True Taupe" (on the left) and the NO7 Stay perfect e/s in "Wheat sheaf" (on the right).
I have been also loving a quad by Rimmel in the shade "Green Park" which looks like this...
Then, I have been loving an Estee Lauder lipgloss (from the Michael Kors /Very Hollywood collection) in "Honey Blonde" and I pair it with the YSL lipstick.
I have, also, re-discovered my love for the Essence eye-liner brush...
I almost out of the Korres lip butter in "Jasmine" <3 <3 <3 
Last but not least, I went out and bought the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation, which has been on the top of my wishlist FOR EVER...and I have to say it is totally worth the 48 euro I paid for it....
Now on to some skincare favourites....
Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour cream
St Ives Apricot Scrub
Caudalie Beauty Water
EOS lipbalm 
Chanel Beaute Initiale Eye Gel (this is a sample size)
Now, here are my misc favourite....
Moleskin Xs
The Fry Chronicle
DG Glasses
River Island mini watermelon zip bag 
What are your May favourites??



Review: Garnier Ambre Solaire Golden Protect Sunscreen Lotion

Hello my dear readers,

How are you this Friday evening? I spent the last hour or so organising pictures for new blog posts. I have 4 lined-up already and I am hoping that I will be able to post them all within this next week. Today, I have a review for you featuring a product I received from Garnier and it is the "Garnier Ambre Solaire Golden Protect Sunscreen Lotion".
I wasn't asked to do a review nor did I receive any form of payment/reimbursement for this review. My loyalty is to my readers and my readers alone....!
Having said that let's get into the review...
Firstly let me tell you about the product. It is a SPF 30 sunscreen lotion with a golden(slightly shimmery) finish. The first thing I noticed is that is smells PHENOMENAL. I mean I've had nice-smelling sunscreen lotions before but this one smells...well...it smells like summer...!I don't really know how else to describe it.
Now the first problem I have with it is that it is SPF 30. To some of you this might seem like a lot but I am pale(actually my skin is borderline yellow...) with apparent veining and moles. So, in order not to get sunburnt I have to use SPF 50. So, when I first saw the product I thought that I wouldn't be able to use on my entire body. However, I thought I could use it as a leg sunscreen since my legs are much less sensitive than my upper body and I could get away with using a lower SPF. That I did and let me tell you that it worked like a dream. The slight shimmer looks nice on the legs and it stills protects my skin from the sun.
Here are some pictures of the product followed by the pros and cons as always...!

The amazing smell

It is not greasy and it sinks into the skin quickly

The SPF is just right for my legs

The SPF is not high enough for my upper body (arms, back, chest, neck)

The product has a range which includes SPFs of 10, 20, and 30 but not higher

Now, the shimmer particles are neither here nor there for me. I wouldn't choose a shimmery sunscreen for my upper body however I quite like the finish on my legs. I think this sunscreen is better suited for slightly tanner skin-tones or more sun-tolerant skins. If you are fair and your skin doesn't tolerate the sun then I wouldn't recommend this as an all over sunscreen. But, if you have a medium skin-tone and you don't mind the fine shimmer then this is definitely a product for you.
I hope this review helped if you were thinking about picking this product up. If you already own it let me know what you think...!Do you agree or disagree??