martedì 18 settembre 2012

Urban Decay Vice Palette

Della serie: non ho resistito mezzo secondo. Quando mi sono detta "faccio un salto da Sephora, solo per vederla", sapevo di mentire a me stessa. E infatti... Colori pazzeschi e qualità Urban Decay che, chi ama il brand, conosce benissimo.

Ecco le foto della palette (senza swatch).


Famous last words: I couldn't wait a second to buy it. When I told myself "Let's go to Sephora, just to see it", I knew I was cheating myself. And... Well, amazing colours, crazy colour payoff and Urban Decay's quality (everyone owns an UD's eyeshadow knows what I mean).

Here's my palette (no swatch done).

La plastica "vellutata" è bella quanto terribile: è già sporca!

 




E questo è il trucco veloce di oggi, realizzato con:

Anonymous: su tutta la palpebra, come base
Occupy: bagnato e su base blu (matita Binge di Urban Decay)
Unhinged: piega
Nevermind + Echo Beach: mixati sopra a Unhinged
Laced: sfumato lievemente sopra ai colori precedenti
Chaos: rima inferiore
MAC's Shroom come highlighter sotto le sopracciglia e all'angolo interno


Chaos mi ispirava tantissimo ma mi ha lasciata perplessa, non si applica uniformemente. Sarà che è un colore opaco... vi farò sapere!


Here's the FOTD:

Anonymous: on the lid, as a base
Occupy: wet on a blu base (Binge pencil from Urban Decay)
Unhinged: crease
Nevermind + Echo Beach: mixed over Unhinged
Laced: lightly blended on the previous colours
Chaos: lower lashline
MAC's Shroom as highlighter under the browbone and inner corner



I was interested in Chaos but it left me perplexed, it doesn't apply evenly. Maybe it's because it's a matte colour... I'll let you know.









Bacio a tutti!
 

Big kisses! 



domenica 16 settembre 2012

Make Up Tutorial: Swimming Purple

Ed ecco il mio nuovo video tutorial! Amo l'accostamento viola-verde bosco... spero che il trucco piaccia anche a voi!


Here's my new make up tutorial. I love purple mixed to green-wood... I hope you like it!











Urban Decay Primer Potion
MUFE e/s n. 95
MAC e/s Humid, Swimming, Shroom
Inglot matita verde n. 30
Urban Decay Heavy Metal glitter "Metalhead"
Sugarpill Loose e/s Hysteric
Urban Decay Supercurl Curling Mascara
BareMinerals  Well Rested (under eye area)
Kryolan cipria trasparente
Boujois Délice De Poudre (contouring)
The Body Shop All In One blush n. 02 Ginger
Revlon Lip Butter in Sweet Tart
MAC Plushglass in Butterfly Dream



Nail Polish:  MAC Blue India

giovedì 13 settembre 2012

Haul Illamasqua!

Ed ecco cos'ho comprato da Illamasqua!




ROSSETTI:
 
Magnetism
Climax
Apocalips


SHEER LIPGLOSS:
 
Lily Rose
 
 
BLUSH:
 
Naked Rose


PURE PIGMENT:
 
Ore


LIQUID METAL:

Enrapture
Stoic


Lo smalto che indosso è il Layla Ceramic Effect CE 44 (lo puoi vedere qui)


Baci a tutti!

lunedì 10 settembre 2012

Nail of the day + Important news!!

Generalmente io sono un tipo da "tinta unita" sulle unghie: amo i colori pastello, lucidi, chiari-colorati-scuri che siano. Ma quando provo uno smalto del genere... è sempre una standing ovation.

I usually am the "solid color" girl talking about nails: I love pastel colors, whether they're bright, bright-colorful-dark . But when I try a nail polish like this... it's always a standing ovation.







video

Layla Ceramic Effect CE 44




!!! CI SONO NOVITA' !!!

La prima è che io e le altre squinzie "youtubbare" abbiamo deciso di fare un incontro a Milano, il 6 Ottobre. Non appena avremo altri dettagli ve li faremo sapere.




La seconda novità è che oggi sono ufficialmente migrata da un profilo Facebook ad una pagina ufficiale. Un po' mi è dispiaciuto doverlo fare, ma era ormai necessario: non dovrete più attendere che io approvi le vostre richieste d'amicizia e io non corro più il rischio che Facebook decida improvvisamente di zapparmi il profilo (dato che Cheryl Pandemonium non è un nome reale -mavvah?!)
Ahimè ho dovuto mettermi come "personaggio pubblico". Non so cos'è peggio tra la voce "artista" o "personaggio pubblico". Horror.

Quindi vi chiedo di migrare o comunque di aggiungermi a questo nuovo link:


Un bacio enorme a tutti!

mercoledì 5 settembre 2012

FOTD: 5 Settembre 2012

Stamattina non sapevo proprio cosa fare, quindi ho aperto il mio "cassetto delle meraviglie" e ho pescato a caso. Ho pescato uno splendido ombretto Louma, che si abbina perfettamente ad uno dei miei water eyeshadow di KIKO. 
Ecco a voi la mia faccia da sonn.. ehm... faccia del giorno!
(sono ancora un po' abbronzata)


This morning I really didn't know what make up to wear, so I opened my "drawer of wonders" and I chose blind. I picked a beautiful Louma eyeshadow that matches perfectly with one of the KIKO water eyeshadow I got recently.
Here's my sleepy... ehm... face of the day!
(my skin is still a bit bronzed)









FACE:
Collistar Fondotinta tenuta perfetta n. 1
Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer Light
Kryolan Translucent powder TL1
Bare Minerals Well Rested
Bourjois Délice De Poudre n. 52
KIKO blush cotto n. 04 Pink Kiss
MAC highlighter Soft & Gentle


EYES:

Urban Decay Primer Potion
Louma cosmetics eyeshadow Noble Emergency
KIKO water eyeshadow n. 228
Nevemakeup matita Pastello Pioggia/Taupe
Urban Decay 24/7 Covet
MUFE Lash Fibers
Urban Decay Supercurl Curling mascara
KIKO False Lashes Concentrate top coat mascara


LIPS:

Collistar rossetto Design n. 3 Confetto

martedì 4 settembre 2012

I love Illamasqua even more

Questa lettera mi ha riempito il cuore. Un brand con i controcazzi. Amo Illamasqua. Punto.


Hi There,
A thank you from the founder of Illamasqua

I want to thank you for having an interest in Illamasqua. As owner and founder of the brand I have, and always will feel, a great deal of satisfaction and gratitude when our customers appreciate what we do. Whether you’ve simply looked round our store, browsed online or are a regular customer, I’m confident you will have noticed that we’re not like other make-up brands. And you’d be right.

For a start, in the world of make-up, mass marketing does all the talking. So why am I taking the trouble to write you this personal letter? It’s because Illamasqua is a brand that, I believe, belongs to its customers as much as me.

Illamasqua is unlike any other big beauty brand that has ever been created. We’re proud that our approach to business is almost Victorian in its thinking. In only three short years we have created a brand new fashion icon, but with good old-fashioned values of fairness, strong principles and a hard work ethic. We’ve built a global brand, but with the commitment and pureness of a family-business.

In the beginning we were faced with a choice. We could invest all our money in creating a great product, or spend the majority of our money on marketing and a fraction on product. Without any hesitation we chose to invest everything into our product.

We did this for two reasons.
1. We wanted to create a premium product that would be bought and bought again (A poor product only sells once).

2. We identified, before anyone else, that by embracing the community of bloggers and by making our brand and ourselves accessible through social media channels, we could establish a genuinely strong relationship with our customers that was far more effective than any multi million pound ad campaign.

This decision to reject convention is still, I believe, one of our most fundamental.

This is what makes us different from the other shallow beauty brands. It’s also what makes you different from other beauty customers – because our customers were drawn to Illamasqua, without it being sold to them. They ignored the make-up industry’s billions. Rejected their multi-million pound advertising campaigns and dominance of the beauty halls. Turned away from their glitzy advertisements and celebrity endorsements deals.

Today, many industry commentators hail us as the fastest growing British cosmetics brand in years. This is all because our customers blogged, tweeted, emailed and evangelised. It’s thanks to them that we can refuse to be like everybody else. We refuse to pay for celebrity endorsements - preferring people to wear our products because they want to, not because they’re paid to. It’s a brave stand to take in an industry where celebrity deals are the norm. But we’ve never done anything normal, and it’s a decision that has paid off. Especially when celebrities who have deals with other brands choose to wear our products instead.

We also refuse to allow our retailers to overlook our more creative colours by only stocking our best sellers. We refuse to use animal hair in our brushes even though it affects the levels of stock we are able to produce, and as such affects our earnings. But we refuse to abandon our principles, even when they cost us money.

And we refuse to play the industry’s games, the best example of which is to tell women of a certain age that their time of colourful self-expression is over - that now they must choose to use ‘age-fighting’ products and beige, matt make-up.

To us, hiding your age is like hiding your true identity, and we find it as deplorable as the unthinkable idea of telling you, our customers what to look like. So it won’t come as a surprise when I tell you that our latest campaign features older models. Why? Because Illamasqua is not just make-up for the skin. It’s make-up for a mind-set.

The reason why we can make such stands is because of our independence. Unlike 99% of cosmetics brands, we are not owned by the big beauty cartels. So we see our selves as the ‘David’ to their ‘Goliath’. We expose the industry’s shameful tactics and throw them right back in their face.

We’re proud of what we have created – the make-up, and a whole new book of rules. And we’re proud to have customers who believe so passionately in what we do. This support means that we can continue to challenge the beauty cartels. What we’ve achieved is unprecedented in this industry. Before Illamasqua, to launch a successful beauty brand you needed either 100 million pounds or 25 years to establish yourself. It also helps to be French. We had none of these things. But what we did have was the best product on the market and an understanding of how to speak to our consumer and, most importantly, how to listen.

This letter isn’t asking you to part with your friend’s email addresses. Just tell someone about our journey. Over a drink. At dinner. On your way to work.

Thank you for being part of our journey so far, and walking this road with us.

lunedì 3 settembre 2012

Blue India

Niente, era da un po' che mi dicevo "voglio mettere il Blue India, voglio mettere il Blue India" e invece ripiegavo sempre su altro.
Questa volta invece me lo sono imposta. E ho fatto bene! Non ricordavo quanto fosse allucinantemente BELLO.
Un colore particolarissimo: un verde/grigio/puntadiottanio/puntadipetrolio.... aaaaargh! Lo amo.

L'ho preso un paio di anni fa da MAC, faceva parte di una collezione ad edizione limitata, la Give Me Liberty Of London.


Well, lately I've been telling myself "I have to wear Blue India on my nails, I have to wear Blue India on my nails", but everytime I ended up picking something else.
This time the choice was just one. And it was right! I didn't remember how freaking BEAUTIFUL this nail polish was.
A really particular color: a green/grey/abitteal/abitpetrol... aaaargh! I love it.

I bought it a couple of years ago in a MAC store, it was a piece of the limited edition collection called Give Me Liberty Of London.






 


Baci!

Kisses!

domenica 2 settembre 2012

The Balm - Jovi palette!

Ok, un grazie enorme a Camilla che mi ha fatto scoprire questa palette!!

In onore del mio grande amore per gli old Bon Jovi (come ho detto nel video Q&A, tutto ciò che hanno fatto dopo il 1995 io lo disconosco), questa palette DEVE essere mia!!!

Ossignore son gasatissima!


I just discovered this palette (a huge thank you to Camilla )!!

In honor of my great love for the old Bon Jovi (as I said in the video Q & A, I don't appreciate all they have done since 1995), this MUST be mine!

Oh my god I'm  so excited!




http://www.temptalia.com/thebalm-balm-jovi-face-palette-for-holiday-2012


Un bacio!

Kisses!