Christmas 2015 Makeup: ArtDeco, Pupa and Kiko

Here is a quick overview of some more affordable beauty brands, such as ArtDeco, Kiko and Pupa, and their Christmas releases.

ArtDeco Artcic Beauty is all kinds of cool with Arctic Beauty Dust, Shimmer Cream, Sparkling Lash Drops and all those frosty nail polishes, lip and nail products. According to the brand this collection is all about  the “glittering icebergs, iridescent polar lights, delicate ice crystals and sparkling snow fields”, and it is beautiful.

ArtDeco Artcic Beauty Makeup collection for Christmas 2015As for Pupa’s Stay Gold – it is a classic Christmas release with gold and

Guerlain Rouge G Serie Noir Jewel Lipstick Compact For Spring 2011 Swatches

It is my Birthday this Sunday so I though I’d get myself something nice. By something nice I usually mean luxury makeup.

I also wanted to try Shellac (better late than never right?) so I did get a manicure. A red one! I will write a post about it in 2 weeks.  Now the only thing that is left – get my hair done but I can’t think of what I want. I don’t want any huge changes…

But back to the makeup. I wanted to get some Chanel and Guerlain but guess what? ALL products that I’ve wanted to get were out of stock!!! Unbelievable.

Most of all I wanted to get 2 shades from the Guerlain Spring range but the 2 shades that I wanted were sold out!

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The shades are swatched in this order:

Summer 2011 Makeup Collections: Pupa and Make Up Factory

Summer is often all about bronze and  teal colours and shades when it comes to makeup. Two European makeup brands created  summer collections that fit this category perfectly!

So here is a preview of the Bronzing Attraction by a German brand Make Up Factory.

Complexion:Magnum Sun Powder No. 1 Light Terracotta.

Eyes: Luxury Glitter Cream No. 6 Sun Light Cooper, Luxury Metallic Eye Shadow No. 32 Brown Bronze, Luxury Metallic Eye Shadow No. 64 Green laggon, Metallic Eyeliner No. 18 South Blue, Metallic Eyeliner No. 26 Brown Bronze, All in One Mascara No. 1 (black), All in One Mascara No. 4 (brown),

Nails: Nail Color No. 103 Shimmer top Coat, Nail Color No. 190 Smokey Brown, Nail Color No. 535 Azulejo Blue.

Lips: Long Lasting Lip Gloss No. 05 Bronzing Lights, Long Lasting Lip Gloss No. 20 Sandy Peach.

And here is the Italian  brand Pupa summer 2011 makeup collection which is called  Blue Paradise

“A whole world in the shades of light blue and blue or sand and coral, reminiscent of those colours that mean sea, summer, peacefulness and holidays in the sun. All in a make-up that gets inspiration from “THE BLUE LAGOON”, exotic and

Pupa Lasting Color Glossy Nail Polish # 704. Review and Swatches

I love black nail polish, I really do.  I remember when I wore it for the first time to school and how some people thought that it was too much but I loved it.  (These days a teen with black nails is nothing to be surprised about but back then it was not  a very common thing; at least in my school).

Now that I have a lot of nail polishes in rotation, I’ve realized that it’s been a while since I had a black manicure. So here we go.

I am wearing Pupa Lasting Color Glossy Nail Polish # 704 and I am very impressed with the quality actually. It doesn’t look stripy at all. I also like the application and the brush.

On the photo I am wearing a thick (but one) layer of nail polish and no top coat. It looks even better with two coats and Seche Vite.

This is my first Pupa nail polish and I’ve got it for ~ €6. I am definitely getting more shades.

Last Minute Christmas Gifts: Pupa Cat Makeup Sets and Paul & Joe Kitten Collection

I have written so many Christmas gift guides, but if you still haven’t sorted out your presents, here are some absolutely adorable Pupa Cat sets.

They have all kinds of variations that also come in different packaging: black, red, white and gold.  And I am sure we all know at least someone who loves beauty and kittens. I am sure they’d be delighted to find these under the Christmas tree.

Pupa Cat Makeup Sets christmas 2015

Hurry up, there are very few still available from Escentual. But if they are sold out by the time you see this features, just search for the retailers that stock Pupa. I found them to