Thursday, May 30, 2013

Mastic Spa Products Review

Hello everyone!
Mastic Spa is a greek skincare company with natural cosmetics based on....mastic!! Their products always catched my eye when shopping but I didn't have the chance to try them out until recently. Let me tell you my opinion about some of their products :

Moisturant - 24h moisturising cream

In the begining I was quite skeptical about trying this product, as the description claims it is for normal to dry skins and mine is normal to oily with a tendency to break out. I have been using it for quite a long time now and, honestly, I think it is one of the best face creams I have ever tried (and I have tried a lot!!). It contains mastic and greek olive oil and it is addressed to people 27+ (ughhh...I'm in that group :P).
It has a divine smell. I did a little research online but couldn't find anything about mastic and aromatherapy, but I'm quite sure there must be something. It lifts spirit the moment you smell it.
While using it, I've noticed that breakouts almost stopped and my skin looked and felt better. It has a light texture (it reminds me of mousse). It's paraben free, which is a + for me.
Would I purchase that product? I already did!

Snatch Up Your Kiss Lipbalm

This was my least favorite product. It has a delicious smell, but it's not as nourishing as I would like a lipbalm to be. It has a light texture and it gives a glossy finish on your lips. It contains beeswax and cocoa butter. Also, I found the packaging a little hard to use ( I had trouble putting the lid back on). I might bought it if the price was a bit lower.

Bellagio Body

Ok this product didn't have me at once, but it definitely deserves a second chance. First time I tried it in winter and I wasn't impressed. Then, I gave it another try now that the weather is warm here in Greece. It is not a super moisturising cream ( after all it is a lotion ), but,in my opinion, it's great for the summer when you don't need something super moisturising. It also has a slight tint in it which makes my skin look a bit tanned (yeah!!). The smell is gooood too!

Cocoa Wine Scrub

As you might have guessed, this product contains wine...duuhh!! :P It is a very very moisturising body butter, which leaves the skin amazingly smooth and good smelling. I didn't know how to use it in the beginning, because it contains small beads, but I just followed the instructions and everything worked out fine! You have to massage it for a while and then you have the smoothest skin you can ever get. It is a great product for elbows.

You can find Mastic Spa products in beauty stores or online here. Check the site often because they have great offers and discounts!!
Let me know if you have tried any Mastic Spa products or which is your favorite moisturiser!
See you soon!

ps: The products were sent to me by the company.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

My first Inglot haul

Hello hello!!
Inglot is one of the brands I always wanted to try. A looong long time ago they had sales, so I decided it was time to pay them a visit. At first, I was very disappointed because almost everything was out of stock. So, I didn't buy anything on my first visit. The second time I went, I found almost everything I was looking for, except for palettes to put everything in. The only availiable palettes they had were the 20 eyeshadow ones (hmmm....). After contacting the company via facebook, they told me to visit another store (which is aproximately 1h and something away from where I live), and I did. I found some palettes there with no discount though ( the only store that had palettes in stock sold them at full price hmmmm x2 ). That was something really frustrating. That and the fact that the staff wasn't helpful at all. Furthermore, they didn't have any blush palettes, so my blush is still "naked" many months after I bought it. My experience wasn't what I expected it to be, but let's talk about the products now!!
I bought five eyeshadows, one blush, one lipstick (in a pan) and one concealer.
First of all, I like the fact that the eyeshadows come in a square shape. They are really really pigmented, smooth and easy to work with. The palettes are magnetic, not at all convenient. Once you put the eyeshadow in it it's impossible to remove it, plus the magnets are so strong that I frequently hurt my fingers. Despite all that, I still believe that the quality of the product overcomes the packaging issues.
The colours I bought are :
- no 355, a matte nude colour (I love to use it on the brow bone).
- no 501, a light grey with silver shimmer.
- no 487, a cool toned pink with silver shimmer.
- no 68, a very pretty cornflower blue (it also has some silver shimmer)
- no 65, a bold black colour with silver shimmer. (it is very pretty when used as an eyeliner)
They had a big blush collection! I bought just one for starters and I am pleased by its quality, so I will be back for more! I bought colour no 55 which is a dusty rose pink colour. It looks good with any make up look I create. The consistency is veeery smooth. A great product with a low price.....I just wish I had a palette to store it!
The concealer isn't anything special. I bought it for highlighting purposes, so I don't really care that it's not covering everything up. The pan contains very little ammount of product in my opinion, but I thought to give it a try, since the price was very appealing.
Lastly, the lipstick! The pan form is totally inconvinient, but I was looking for that exact colour for a long time, so I didn't pass the chance. You need a lip brush, unless you don't mind getting messy. And once again, the ammount of the product you get is poor.

I will definitely go back for more. I think the eyeshadows and the blushes are good quality and I recommend them 100%. I would like to try some of their lipsticks too. If you have any recommendations, I would love to hear them!
cu soon!

Friday, April 5, 2013

MAC Prom Princess Blush (Archie's girls collection)

Hello everyone!
You have probably already heard about MAC's latest collection, Archie's girls. I loved the packaging, but there was only one product I really wanted. boyfriend surprised me on the release date and brought it home to me as a gift (yayyy!!).

It might seem a bit too much for some people, but I thought it was a pretty unique shade, and , using a light hand, it gives a very fresh and girly tone on your cheeks. It is a satin, though I found it a bit harsh working with it. You have to peek the tiniest amount, because it has great pigmentation. It is a dark violet pink, it has an almost unnoticeable sheen. To be true, it looks more like a matte to me.

I went yesterday at a MAC store here in Greece and it was still availiable, so go check it out as soon as possible if you are interested.
Let me know if you bought anything from that collection!
cu soon!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Marie Dalgar Unlimited Extension Mascara

Hello guys!!
Well, I am that kind of person that likes super dramatic lashes even in the morning! I hate mascaras that all they have to give is colour and I find them completely useless.
Marie Dalgar company guarrantees 300% extension of your eyelashes! Quite promising, right? It comes in a luxurious magnetic case, when you open it you see two tubes. But what's the use of them? The one (the big one) is black mascara and the second one contains Fiber.
How to use it :
1- Apply a layer of the mascara.
2- Before it dries, apply a layer of Fiber.
3- Apply another coat of mascara.
Repeat as many times as you like until you get the desired result.
For me, usually once is enough, but if I am going for a false lash effect, I do it twice.
The result is great. It keeps the curve of the lashes and it stays in place even though it is not a waterproof mascara.
I thought it would be hard to remove it because of all these layers and fiber, but it's not at all. It costs 25 euros, which might seem a lot to some people, but I think it's worth every cent. I have very sensitive eyes and I didn't notice any irritation at all.
You can find more about the product here.
Let me know if you have tried it or what's your favorite mascara!!
*The product was sent to me by the company.

Friday, March 15, 2013

☺ My new love : Marrakesh Products! ☺

The first time I heard about Marrakesh I was like "whaaaa??" and that was because their products contain hemp oil which comes from cannabis plant. I was really curious to see how hemp can benefit skin and hair.
First impressions :
The packages of the products are very well designed and remind me something of middle east which I love. Everything smells a-ma-zing!
1. Hemp Lip Balm Sunripened.
It is a stick lip balm that smells like berries (yummy!). It is one of the most moisturising lip balms I have ever tried. It is creamy, not sticky at all, and it makes your lips soft the second after you aplly it. I often use it at night, waking up with the softest lips, ready to put the driest red lipstick ever.
2. KaHm
KaHm is  a straightening and smoothing serum for the hair. It really has the best smell in the world, warm and sensual, once I use it I cannot stop sniffing my hair :P 
It contains Argan, Hemp and Vegetable protein. It's results are temporary and it rinses out with only one wash. 
My thoughts about it? How did I ever live without that product. I have very thin wavy hair. I style it straight quite often, but the next day (after sleeping on it), my hair looks like hell (neither straight nor wavy). 
I use 3 drops on towel-dried hair and then I style it using only the hair-dryer (no flat iron needed). The result is hair looks shiny, very very soft and super straight. I wash my hair every other day, but between that I shower. I went in the bathtub without a shower cap, and after I got out my hair was still as if I had straightened it that exact moment. I used it on super curly hair and the results were the exactly the same. I was always in search of a good straightening product, since humidity is one of my biggest enemies, especially in the summer, and I am very happy that I finally found it!
3. Tattoo Tonic Miracle Oil
This is a 100% natural oil that heals and protects tattoos and piercings, and...........not only! It can also be used for : minor cuts, chemical burns, sun burn, scar prevention, intense dryness, toenail infection, skin disorders. The product has a strong herbal scent, that reminds me of tea tree.
I am a tattoo addict and I try to take good care of my tattoos. Even though I didn't have any fresh ink, I put it on and it made the colour of my tattoos look more vibrant. I use it from time to time in order to keep them moisturised, and I think it's going to be great as an after-sun tattoo treatment. Another surprise : I remove the hair from my mustache area using wax. After I am done, the skin turns red and the next days the area becomes really dry and starts to peel off. I used 1-2 drops after waxing and I never had the same problem again.

~~The products contain natural ingredients, no mineral oils, dyes, sulfates, propylene glycol, phthalates or parabens. They are 100% vegan and drug and cruelty free!~~ 

If you are interested in any of the products you can find them here. They usually have discounts or special offers!
Let me know if you have any further questions about the products or your opinion if you have tried any of them.
See you soon!
*The products were sent to me by the company.

Friday, March 8, 2013

February Favourites

Today I have my February favourites to show you. Can you believe we are already in March?? Wow!
Make up stuff :
- Benefit Benetint
- Benefit Porefessional
- Maybelline Colour Tattoo in no 40 (Permanent Taupe)
- MUFE Aqua Eyes in no 10 (black)
- Real Techniques multi task brush
- Dior Addict High Shine in no 754 (Flamenco Red)
Skincare - Haircare :
- Bioten Skin Repair Intensive Firming Serum
- Marrakesh KaHm Daily Smoothing Treatment
- Earthly Body Hemp Lip Balm in Sunripened
- Nuxe Lip Balm
- Bioten Skin Moisture with Quince Nectar & Vitamin E
- Orofluido Beauty Elixir
- Tangleteezer
Those were my February favourites. What products were you loving throughout February?