Thursday, November 20, 2014

Too Faced "Christmas Party Must Haves" Giveaway!

Hello my lovelies! Christmas is only a month away and since I haven't done a giveaway in such a long time, I really wanted to pick something cute for the holidays that you guys would really enjoy! I was just browsing at Sephora the other day and I saw the cutest Christmas set from Too Faced, it's called Christmas Party Must Haves so I grabbed one for you guys and I may have grabbed one for me too........I know I know, naughty me! The set has some of their best seller products in mini sizes, my absolute HG eyeshadow base for many years now, the Shadow Insurance, the Primed and Poreless face primer, the very famous Chocolate Soleil bronzer and the Better Than Sex mascara!
So, what do you have to do to enter the giveaway? Just fill in the Rafflecopter form below! 
The only mandatory entry is that you must follow my blog on Bloglovin, if you want you can also have some extra entries in the Rafflecopter form!
This giveaway is international, just make sure you get your parents permission if you are under 18 as I will need your address to send the prize. It ends on December 6th.
Good Luck!

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Collective Haul - Iherb, Avene, Clinique, Seventeen, Radiant, Apivita.

Hello my lovelies, I'm back with a haul post this time, I think it's been more than a month since my last haul post. Last week I received all the goodies that I ordered from iherb, I've also bought a few bits and bobs mainly from the drugstore so I thought of doing a collective haul with all of them together. 
 Let's see what I got!
 Hugo Naturals Vanilla & Sweet Orange Body Lotion and Soap
 I remember seeing in one of Lucy's video the shower gel from this line, and see said that it smelled like an orange cake, so I was really curious to try it but I went for the soap instead and a mini body lotion. I haven't try the soap yet but from the lotion's scent I'm not so sure if I like it or not, I was expecting more of an intense vanilla-orange scent but it has a very faint orange scent.

Dessert Essence Lemon Tea Tree Shampoo
This shampoo is also one of Lucy's recommendations, and I have to say that Lucy is such an enabler when it comes to iherb, but since I'm a sucker for anything that smells lemons I had to buy it! I haven't tested it yet, I'm going to use it as a clarifying/once a week shampoo and see if I like it or not, even though I'm not exactly sure if this is 100% a clarifying shampoo.
Jason Apricot Scrubble Facila Wash & Scrub
I was in search for a facial scrub, and I was reading so many good reviews for this Apricot scrub from Jason and to be honest it didn't take me too long to include it in my order, I love apricot scrubs! Until now I was using the St. Ives which I really love, but unfortunately it's not available in Greece. I thought that this one would be like the one from St. Ives, a typical creamy facial scrub but no, this  foams up like a facial wash. At first I was dissapointed because I never liked scrubs that is a mix of a cleansing gel and a scrub, they never exfoliated my skin as much as the creamy ones do. But this one is something different, it lathers but in a creamy way and that's what makes it special, it still feels and does the job of the St. Ives but it also cleanses my face without drying it out. Genious product for lazy mornings!

Alba Botanica Hawaiian Oil Free Moisturizer
I wasn't planning on getting this one but last month I noticed that my skin was breaking out for no particular reason, even on the days I wasn't using any make up at all and just my Frezyderm 24H moisturizer so I thought maybe my skin just can't tolerate that moisturizer anymore so I decided to try this one. I've been using it for a week now and I have to say that it's really good, it's still too early to tell that it won't break me out but overall I really like it. It's for the days that my skin is not oily neither normal or dry, it's perfect for combination skin because I can see that it can be a bit greasy for the oily gals and a bit too dry for the ones with drier skin. 

Avene Cleanance Cleansing Gel
I run out of my HG cleansing gel so I had to get a new one and this time I found it in a special 300ml size with the same prize as the smaller one! I've talked about it so many times, perfect for combination/oily acne prone skintypes, I've been using it for many many years and I'm not gonna stop using it.

Clinique Clarifying Lotion #2
An essential product that I had to repurchase because I run out.  It's my HG from all the Clinique's Clarifying Lotions, because it suits my sensitive/combinations skin the most. I'm using it mostly on my bad skin days, whenever I'm having breakouts and things like that, because it really helps! 
Apivita Propolis Face Mask
Best face mask for acne prone skins in the world! OK I know I'm a little too excited with this mask but this is the only one that actually works on my problematic skin. Whenever I'm having a break out, I'm using this one and on the next day my pimples has started to dry up.The best think about this mask is that it never dried up my skin like most of the face masks that are targeted for blemished skins do, it only dries up the pimples and that's genious because not everyone that is having break outs has oily skin. The only bad thing about this mask is that it really stinks, and I mean it! 

Radiant Magna Lash Mascara
This is one of the most popular mascaras in Greece, everyone keeps raving about how dramatic it makes their lashes look. I've been using it for a week now and maybe that's just my first impression but I'm still not 100% convinced with this mascara. I mean yeah it does make my lashes look a bit dramatic, and that's propably because of the ridiculously huge brush it has and the amount of product it leaves on my lashes, but nothing too special. I'm not blessed with thick or very long lashes and maybe that's the problem, it propably works so well on girls that already have thicker or longer lashes than mine, but for me it does nothing more than any other mascara managed to do in the past. Maybe my expectations were too high with this mascara......I don't know.

Seventeen Natural Matte Silky Blushes #11 Natural Rose
This past year I've been obsessed with Seventeen's matte blushes because of their great pigmentation and their buttery soft texture, I really wish I could buy them all! This time I chose a shade that I'd be able to use it with any make up look, something that goes with everything and I think I made a good choice with this shade. Natural Rose is exactly what the name says, a natural pinky-muted rose shade, quite similar to Mac's Blushbaby which I also love, only lighter and a bit more pink. If you haven't try them yet, what are you waiting for? Just go and buy one!

Now if you've never ordered from iherb before, it's an amazing site that you can find any organic beauty brand you want, like Physician's Formula, Ecotools and the famous Real Techniques brushes which I absolutely love! Also any organic food you like from teas to protein bars, pretty much any organic brand you want, you can it find it in this site!  
 Now I have a special code that you can use and you will receive 10$ off your first order of $40 or more, or $5 off if your order is less than 40$, the code is TDZ975.

I hope that you enjoyed my really long haul post! Let me know if you've tried any of these products.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Essence I Love Extreme Crazy Volume Mascara Review.

 Hello my lovelies! I'm back with yet another mascara review, I've been trying lots of new mascaras lately and I want to write reviews for all of them before Christmas time if that's possible. This review is about the most famous mascara from Essence, the I Love Extreme Crazy Volume Mascara which I'm sure lots of you have already used and love. But does it worth all the hype? Let's find out!
If you're not already familiar with this mascara, it has a really big/bulky plastic wand, in fact it's too big for my eyes that the first time I used it I actually poked my eye really bad, my eye was watering for a whole day, but I've learned my lesson, this mascara needs time and patience. It has lots of really small plastic bristles, I thought that they would help seperate my lashes well but they're not, I would prefer if they could be a little longer so they'd grab my lashes better. Now about the formula, I find the formula extremely dry, I though that this would be a a very wet mascara but I was so surprised when I first tried it, boy it was so hard to apply it! I don't know if that's the case with this mascara in general or is just my tube, let me know if you had the same problem as me.
As I mentioned before, the formula is quite dry so it was kind of hard to work it on my lashes, also the really small bristles makes the whole application even harder. I need to coat my lashes with the brush many times so I can seperate them as much as possible, but the truth is that this mascara clumps! I thought that my previous mascara from Seventeen "The Stylist" clumped, but I was way too wrong, this one clumps way more. Besides all these problems the results are really dramatic, it gives lots of length and volume, it holds a curl for hours and doesn't smudge. So if you love dramatic lashes and in the same time don't mind them look clumpy, you will be very pleased with this one. 

It's such a cheap mascara, it costs only 3.5 euros, and let's be honest, you can't beat this price! In Greece you can find it at any store that sells Essence cosmetics, such as Hondos Center, Gallerie De Beaute etc.

-It gives a dramatic look to lashes, adds length and volume.

-It holds a curl for hours.

-The price is a huge plus, it costs only 3.5 euros!

-The wand is too big if you have small eyes, and you can easily poke your eye with it.

-It has a very dry formula which makes it hard to work it on the lashes.

-Besides the dramatic look it gives to the lashes, it clumps a lot.

Rating: 7/10
I know that many of you absolutely adore this mascara but unfortunately I wasn't impressed, I give it a 7/10 only because of the dramatic look it gives to my lashes and also because it holds a curl. I find the formula really bad and very hard to work with,  it doesn't compare at all with the Essence Get Big Lashes Waterproof mascara which I really liked. But I really want to know what's your experience with this mascara, did you like it or not? Let me know!