Showing posts with label beauty. Show all posts
Showing posts with label beauty. Show all posts
Hi loves! I am planning (hoping) various travels for the following months so I'm in a mood of anxiety. How am I gonna fit everything in one suitcase? I am not exactly an organized person, far from it! I'm a last minute/throw everything in kinda girl. But I doubt the airport companies are going to appreciate the fact that a girl needs choices. So I was so excited to find at least two items that will help me save some space. It's not much, but if I can fit more makeup or a t-shirt instead of a huge perfume bottle I might or might not choose to wear, I'm ok. Not to mention that I can actually carry this inside a plane!! Oh shoot. I forgot to introduce what I'm talking about! I've been blabbering about a perfume atomizer and a gorgeous jewelry to save your daily life from Flo accessories. It took me a while to write this because I tried them for a while, to see if they actually fit me and work as advertised. Let me know what you think. Have you ever used an atomizer? So far I was buying the little roll on perfumes from Zara. They smell great but they are not my favourite scent and I am always scared they will break in my bag. Lemme start with the pics. Et voila! The perfume I choose as my daily fragrance and the products.
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 So Magic by Lancome was a gift, and it is not intense so it is perfect for my daily life.  But I'd rather NOT have to pack this with me. (PS: I went a bit crazy with my nails...)

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 And this is my friends is the atomizer. Don't know about you but this is my first time seeing one.

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Open from both sides to see the vaporizer and the filling end of it.

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 Another angle to make my point.

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 Oh look!I'm spaying in the little white thingy! And for once I am not making a mess of things. It does come handy you know, that white plastic keeps all the perfume in place. I'm clumsy, this is helpful!

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 Close the back.
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 Open the front and after a few clicks (???how is that called???) you have perfume!

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 Now on to product No2!Perfume Jewelry! Possibly even more of a favourite that the atomizer. See, I like perfume and I like clothes and my jewelry. But these don't combine well. BUT you can protect your clothes and skin and jewelry and still smell amazingly. Why choose it? Because I can bath and change outfits and still smell like my fav perfume without having to actually have it with me. My perfume also lasts longer this way since it won't be affected by body heat, sweat (shut up we all sweat) or clothes. And as a plus the perfume bottle lasts longer too, since I don't have to spray myself every 5 hours/day/ whatever. It comes in gold and silver and as a drop and a heart shape. They are all so cute!
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 I emptied the box.You can see there are clear instructions in the back. The white things are what do all the work.
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 I told you I'm a clums but I am also savvy enough NOT to spray perfume while holding the "Slow Release Capsule" or SRC for short. I suggest you do the same. Use the cap of the perfume.
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 SRC goes in the jewelry.
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 Here let me show you how.
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 And you are good to go!
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 This teeny tiny perfection does all the work.
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And I am leaving you with this pretty photo.

Disclaimer: The products by Flo were given to me for free. The review as always is my honest and full opinion.

Happy holidays guys!!! I hope you had wonderful Christmas, I am still recovering from my partying!!
Dear Santa, I don't need anything this year. I have Glamour Dolls!!! Best colour names ever and great quality (not to mention their prices). Oh and if all that wasn't enough, they don't test on animals! This is one brand I am really proud to share with you. They have everything a girl needs to feel special! I am wearing the Karma-dark plum Lip cream  which stayed on for 8 hours in the office and even while I was drinking tea and leaving marks on the cup, I still had colour on my lips. Here I layered it with the Zombie Kiss Gloss Snob for extra colour and shine. (I told you the names are epic fun!!!) However, both the lip cream and gloss snob can stand on their own, they both leave adequate colour on the lips. On my daily life I prefer the Gloss Snob, while I wear Karma whenever I go out (my other lip products got pushed in a dark corner, I found my love)! I have more to share with you from Glamour Dolls so I will make a video soon (this is going to be fun....).

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  This gorgeous ring from Meleona. I love the unusual and unique designs on everything on the shop. Maiden Art is one of the designers who sell on the shop and I love her style! I chose Poetic Radiance to accompany me on my every outing. Really great thing is that because of the design it fits all sizes! It is lovely, unique and attracts attention! Guys, if you want a unique gift for your girlfriends, this is the place to look. Meleona has designs that fit all styles and prices to go with it. From earrings to necklaces, they have the most unique products!

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What you don't know about me (yet) is that, before I got into fashion, I was obsessed with nail art. I would change my nails every 2-3 days (still do) and I would always have designs or glitter etc. So I thought I'd share some of my worthy finds with you, and maybe inspire you to do your own nail art, easy, quick but still stunning.
First, I want to apologize to BornPretty because it took me this long to make this post due to personal issues and to you, for being absent.

Anyway. Today's time saver is Silicone printing templates. I suppose you are familiar with the struggles of metal stamping templates. I, for once, can't find special nail polish. Silicone templates solved that and a lot more problems I had. You can use them with your regular nail polish and you don't need any more accessories for it.

Remember, you can use my discount code if you want to order AKX31 for 10%, although their prices are already really good! 

It took me something less than 30' but only because I was stopping for the photos. Normally it takes me 10' max after my base nail polish has dried.

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So, how to get this (or a variation)? Notice how the design is a bit different from one hand to the other. It was intentionally to show you a different way.
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Rings by Styleb4Fashion

Step 1. Just apply your desired nail colour on the desired shape. You can put more than one and make it multicoloured! Since this is my second time trying it, I thought to go with the safe single colour. 
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Step 2. Clear the excess nail polish by stamping the paper. Doesn't need pressure just repeat enough times until it is clean. 
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Easy right?
Step 3. Align with your nail and press gently. Really this is the hard part for me, I can't put the design in the middle of my nail :p . You don't need to use the whole design, for example I used half of it to create a thinner line and only one of the roses. Ok this was kind of a dumb advice .
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Tadaaaa!! You are ready! You can put clear top coat to secure the designs but that's it. It's really fast and easy.
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template side.


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see the difference? If you don't want to go for "french" style tips you can always use it sideways!
All in all I find this product really good and I totally recommend it. I did receive the printing templates as a gift but honestly, I will purchase more because I really like them. This is my own unbiased opinion, you should know by now I don't mind saying if I don't like something. Thought I should clarify this.
Like I said on twitter,instagram and facebook, I was lucky to be selected to cover the make up  rehearsal for one of the designers. So I took my white SAMSUNG GALAXY Camera <3 and went! The sponsor for this AXDW is Sephora and the products used were Make Up For Ever! My appointed designer was Konstantinos Mitrovgenis. He has participated 4 times in the Athens Xclusive Designers Week (AXDW) and he won the Best New Designer award and Best Catwalk at 2010 with his collection Metamorphosis Reloaded at 2010.Since then he has been very active by dressing famous Greek artists and participating in global fashion competitions (and winning some of them too!). You can see some of his past collections here. But that is the past let's talk about present!
This time he will be presenting his first swimsuit collection! Now I am a simple girl when it comes to swimsuits, no frills, no patterns etc. But I had a sneek peak in his collection and I would definitely wear them! I am not going to give you any specifics yet because both the swimsuits and the accessories the models will be wearing are a secret/surprise until the catwalk, so some of the pictures I took yesterday will be displayed alongside the catwalk photos from the actual day. Excuse my very very close-up photos but like I said, accessories and swimsuits are a secret so I had to edit and cut everything but the model's face.No touch ups there though.
The makeup artist was Freddy Kalobratsos, not a random make-up artist. He founded the top Greek makeup school Freddy Makeup Stage and his students are successful makeup artists all over the world. His passion for creation and creativity were obvious from the moment he started talking with the designer. His suggestions were inspiring and the final result was unique! You will see the pictures!

Here are the designer Konstantinos Mitrovgenis and the master of make up Freddy Kalobratsos discussing the possibilities and ideas!

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After listening Kontantinos' ideas he started working on the model Nafsika  Panagiotakopoulou, gorgeous girl, professional and really really sweet.

















After applying some base and fixing the eyebrows, they put the accessories on the model and here is when the fun begun. The designer suggested bold, colourful eyes and different lipstick for every girl. Freddy suggested lines that remind sea waves and the colours. This was the first try.

And then the inspiration! Freddy came up with a unique concept. These girls will be wearing swimsuits so the theme had to be liquid. But none of us goes to the beach with that much makeup on (and if you do you shouldn't). So he rushed to the Make Up For Ever stand and picked what he had in mind. I for once was thrilled to see something simple, liquid and runway ready! He contoured the eyes and cheeks and used clear lipgloss and silver liquid eyeshadow to create water effects on the face. Completing with a simple purple eyeliner and the same peach lipstick it was as if Nafsika had just emerged from the water! We are used in seeing heavy makeup for swimsuit models and this is a fresh stop to that. A clever concept that really stands out from the ordinary. As Freddy said:"We created fashion!People will want to copy this!". After seeing the result it was a unanimous agreement that this was the final runway makeup! I'll leave you to the pictures now. I have put in photos from different angles so that you can see what I'm talking about. No matter where Nafsika turned her makeup captured and mirrored the light perfectly!
Konstantinos Mitrovgenis capturing the result with his Galaxy S4


In natural light.You can see the purple eye-liner better.

Through the mirror
All in all it was a magnificent experience for me. It is amazing to be able to see professionals at work for such a project. The team was fun and helpful!
Konstantinos Mitrovgenis, Freddy Kalobratsos, Nafsika Panagiotakopoulou.

Amalia Konstantakopoulou, Antonis Spathas, Konstantinos Mitrovgenis, Freddy Kalobratsos, Nafsika Panagiotakopoulou.
The whole team!Amalia Konstantakopoulou, Antonis Spathas, Konstantinos Mitrovgenis, Freddy Kalobratsos, Nafsika Panagiotakopoulou.
Links:
Athens Xclusive Designers Week
Konstantinos Mitrovgenis
Freddy Makeup Stage