Favourite Beauty Products of 2012: Nails

The list of my favourite makeup products  of 2012  was too long already for me to include nail products, too.So here is a separate one.

I’ve decided to be very strict with myself and choose only two nail polishes, one for SS and the other for AW as, otherwise, I would just go on, and on…

OPI Every Month Is Oktoberfest

This is a gorgeous colours, when I saw the promo photo, I knew I had to get it. But when I saw the first swatches on-line, I’ve ordered it as soon as it was available.  OPI have a lot of beautiful complex dark nail polishes and Every Month Is Oktoberfest  is one of them. I wear mine a lot, in fact, I have it on as I type. See it on my nails here.

 Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Nomad

And this was my favourite SS nail polish, such a perfect jade colour. There are a lot of  variations of jade from different brands, but I think this is my favourite.  Plus I am a big fan of Illamasqua’s nail varnishes. By the way, I had it on my toes during my summer holiday. And here is manicure with this shade.

As for other products, I have to mention

June 2013 Beauty Favourites

It’s about time for my June favourites, right? But I guess it is better late than never, so here we go.

First of all I want to show you two products that I couldn’t find when I was taking a  group photo. Since I am completely re-doing my place, it’s a total mess and it can be hard to find things…

YSL and Amazemitt June Beauty Favourites 2013 makeup4all

Face

Amazemitt

I was away half of June and this lill’ mitt was a great product to have with me. Although it is suggested that you use it without any cleanser to take the makeup off (and it does work that way), this time I’ve used it with a cleanser to make sure that everything was properly removed from my face.

Bronzer

I don’t wear bronzers, unless I have some tan on. And since now I do, mostly thanks to self tanners, I’ve been wearing this YSL’s Terre Saharienne bronzer a lot in June. It warms up the complexion and has the right amount of shimmer, which is not over the top, but spot on.

Eyes

Eye Shadows

I have been absolutely in love with Daniel Sandler’s Eye Shadow Quad in Scandal at Midnight, I’ve used it both on myself and on the beautiful model on the shoot I worked on recently.  And, as I’ve already mentioned Desire is perfect for

Ochre Eye Shadows: Cream and Powder

Although ochre shades look pretty horrible on my light cool toned complexion, they may be a great find for girls with warmer and deeper skin tones.

It’s also not the easiest shade to come across, so I’d love to show two products, that I would recommend. One is cream and one is powder.   And I am talking about Illamasqua’s Powder Eye Shadow in Vernau and Ellis Faas’ Creamy Eyes in E119 Yellow Ochre.

These are both “Makeup4all approved” products with

Roundup: My All Time Favourite Mascaras

Mascara is probably the makeup product. And usually  even those ladies who are not into makeup love themselves some mascara so I’ve decided to dedicate this week to mascaras, and we will start with looking at my all time favourites. I’ve selected six: five black and my all time favourite colourful mascara.

Here we go:

  • Chanel Le Volume de Chanel Mascara in 10 Noir Review
  • Dior DiorShow Extase Mascara review)
  • Smith & Cult Lash Dance Mascara Review 
  • YSL Faux Cils Mascara Review
  • HOURGLASS Caution Extreme Lash Mascara review

A few of these are a cult classic, and for a reason, I must say. Hourglass mascara was launched relatively recently but it took the beauty world by storm. Smith and Cult is the

Anastasia Lash Genius Waterproof Mascara Top Coat Review and Photos

I always thought that waterproof top coat for mascara would be a genius invention  and would be a fantastic product to have. So when I was asked if I’d like to try the new Anastasia Lash Genius Waterproof Mascara Top Coat  I agreed, of course!

But before I start the actual review I have to say that people who created the campaign for this product did an amazing job. The booklet is so well done and the ideas are brilliant!

The point is basically that your lashes will look perfect in any situation. Below you can see a shot of one of my favourite images – the ‘Movie Moment’.

I have been using this  product for several weeks and I am happy to report that it does work!

It is basically a clear top coat that doesn’t make your lashes look clumpy, hard, plastic looking or glued together. I have used it on several mascaras and the effect looked the same on each one of them.

When I don’t get enough of sleep (like most of the time) my eyes are really watering so I often find my mascara all over the place but Lash Genius helps a lot with it. Plus it makes the mascara last for the whole day.

I personally