I wish that 2013 to bring you lucky stars in everything you make, to be filled with love and be protected by angels and all your dreams to come true, one of them each day!!!
And don`t forget, the most fashionable color in 2013 for outfits, shoes or interior design is emerald: "Vivid verdant green, that enhances our sense of well-being further by inspiring insight as well as promoting balance and harmony", that`s howPantonedescribes it.
As I announced on Facebook, I extracted the winners on December 18th at 18.00. There were 104 subscriptions. Of course, we had again some adventure, the second winner I extracted was not eligible, cause she didn,t Like the FB pages of Glossy Lala and Laqa&Co. So I had to chose another winner from 103 participants, cause I took out from the list the eligible winner.
Another adventure is that our sponsorLaqa&Codidn,t respond yet to our emails and our FB messages, so I am asking the winners to have a little patience. I will keep you post it.
I decided to publish the name of the winners, cause I saw on their FB pages that they Liked Glossy Lala and Laqa&Co and also they met all the other contest rules. I will send you an email but you will have 48 hours to send me the contact info, otherwise I will extract someone else.
So, CONGRATULATIONS to both winners!!! Buda Dana and Marianna Bennici.
Don`t be sad if you didn`t win, we`ll have many more attractive contests on the blog. I am waiting you to write me, cause I love your comments.
I used a new and easy method in making those nails. I applied 2 layers of white polish from L`Oreal and over them I applied a layer of dark blue nail polish also from L`Oreal. I didn`t wait to dry and immediately I formed a little ball from plastic wrap (see photo below) and I roll it over the nail for forming various designs. It is a very fast method, the designs are great and they look a lot like Water Marble, but without any mess:) In the end I applied a transparent top coat for shininess, although the nail polishes from the new L`Oreal collection are already very shinny, but because I played a lot with them, I had to apply extra coat:)
You can also apply the polish directly to the plastic wrap and then dab it over the nail if it`s easier for you.
I hope you like it and if you will try it, please show me your model:) You can make any color combination.
I am in the blue period now and you will see from now on many posts with this color:) This makeup is made with the Sleek Bad Girl Palette, its review you can find it here. I just love this palette, mostly that I am a big fan of Smokey Eyes. The dark blue shades are great for this winter period. I have a feeling I will use them a lot:)
Hope you will like it!
What you think of the Sleek Palettes? I am waiting to write me.
This is the palette I use a lot in this period and it is one of my favorites. I have it from some time now but I couldn`t make its review so far:)
I love the dark colors and smokey eyes so it`s perfect for me. I like very much the dark blues from this palette, but also the shades of purple and grey. The white from this palette is the only one from Sleek palettes I can use it as a highlighter, cause all the others were too pale or too dusty and I couldn`t apply them.
Like all the Sleek palettes, the colors are very pigmented and they resist for a long time.
Bag Girl Palette contains also shimmery and matte shades. I love the name of the colors: Innocence, Gullible, Blade, Gun Metal, Underground, Noir, Intoxicated, Envy, Obnoxious, Abyss, Twilight, Rebel.
Do you have this palette? What`s your opinion about it? I am waiting to write me:)
It is very hard to find the perfect tweezers, I`ve tried many of them so far but majority were disappointing.
Beauty Stop Online sent me for testing the Tweezerman Slant Tweezer Midnight Sky. It is a "Best Beauty" winner chosen by Allure editors for 9 years and is the top choice of make-up artists and beauty professionals for over 25 years. It`s by far the finest tweezer ever produced.
It is perfectly aligned, with diagonal ends, made of stainless steel with a durable enamel color finish. The slanted tips effectively grab every hair, every time with the smoothest, true precision.
It is guaranteed for life, because the ends can be sharpened any time is needed.
Be careful not to drop it, because this will dull the tip and throw tweezers out of alignment. Clean it after each use. If you want to increase spring tension of your tweezers you can gently pull the two halves of the tweezers slightly apart, but once yu increased the tension, there is no way decrease it.
It is a really good investment cause it lasts for life and it worth the money.
Sigma was founded in 2008 by Brazilian natives Rene, a civil engineer with a Master's degree in Business Administration, and his wife Simone, a researcher with a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology. After discovering the strong need for worldwide availability of affordable and high-quality beauty products, the couple combined their knowledge of engineering and scientific research to create a company that met these needs in the cosmetic industry.
Sigma is dedicated to developing revolutionary beauty products with an exceptional signature quality. We are fashion-forward, innovative trendsetters, inspiring people around the world to express their individual beauty.
Those are my favorite Sigma products and maybe Santa will take notice of that:)
The Limited Edition Paris Makeup Palette includes eight eye shadow colors inspired by landmark monuments and locations in Paris. It also includes two blush colors and one highlight shade, carefully developed to complement all skin tones. The palette comes with two essential brushes for a flawless makeup application.
The Mr. Bunny Travel Kit was specially designed to deliver the perfect makeup application. This kit contains seven travel-size brushes from our best-selling Essential Kit that utilize the Sigmax HD filament. The brushes come in an innovative and functional container that turns into two brush holders to keep you stylish, organized and vegan-friendly!
E30 - Pencil: Soften and smoke out lines. Soften pencil liners along the top and bottom lash lines, add shadow to line the eyes, or use to highlight inner corner of eyes.
E40 - Tapered Blending: Soft blended crease. Using just the tips to apply color, sweep back and forth through the crease for a diffused and blended finish.
E55 - Eye Shading: Even application of color. Place color across the whole lid for an even and strong application of product.
E65 - Small Angle: Create precise lining. Moves fluidly and easily across the upper and lower lash lines. Use with gel, cream or powder liners.
F30 - Large Powder: Even powder application. Uniform blending of powder products onto the face and body.
F40 - Large Angled Contour: Subtle cheek application. Use the angle to softly contour the cheekbone. Can also be used to apply blush.
F60 - Foundation: Smooth foundation application. Apply liquid or cream products such as foundation and primer.
The price of the set is 65$.
If you want them also, you have 10% off all December.
LAQA & Co are a range of bright, high-gloss nail polish pens from New York. They work just like a real pen, only these pens let you quickly and neatly do your nails anywhere in a few clicks.
Each pen comes in a box covered with the artwork of an amazing talented artist.
LAQA & Co Cosmetics carries nail polish and lip pens in a variety of colors with unique names such as Fancypants, Bells and Whistles and Birthday Suit to name a few. There are also a few gift boxes that present a combination of both products.
I just love those products, they are so innovative and high quality. Soon I will make a review of their products on the blog.
But till then, Laqa & Co are sponsoring the Christmas Giveaway, giving to 2 winners an I Love Candy Giftbox. Each box is retails for $53.95
As usual, all you have to do is:
1. Follow me through GFC (Google Friend Connect) 2. Give a Like to Glossy Lala Facebook page.
3. Give a Like to the Facebook page of the sponsor Laqa & Co. 4. Follow me through mail (don`t forget to activate your subscription). 5. Share about this GA on your blog or your FB page (be careful to select Public when published). 6. Complete the form below.
The period of the Giveaway is December 3-17. It is open internationally. The winners will be chosen with Random.org.
As the title says,That`s Better is not only a Greek company but also it symbolizes that their products are better. In my opinion they are superior to other cosmetic products tried by me so far. I was so thrilled with them that I decided to buy all the face care range.
Good morning, good evening, good night... three simple expressions… and somewhere in between you feel something like the Bionic woman, Super Woman…. or even Cat Woman!!! That`s how That`s Better starts thir description.
You wake up in the morning (even though you wish you could sleep a little bit longer) and the running begins! And it's not with your trainers for a jog...… Noooo! You have to wear your nice clothes, make sure you look good, organize your day, try to be the best mother, the best wife, juggling between work and kids to reach your goals.
Your body has to be the perfect ten, your skin has to be flawless and wrinkle-free, you need to watch your every expressions so it doesn't become a wrinkle, you must have the perfect hair ...blah...blah...blah... Who said that beauty has to be such hard work?
That`s Better is the brand that loves you just the way you are. The secret of a fantastic look is called Acai Berry.
Acai Berry has been growing for centuries in the deep Amazon forests, and the Western world only lately began to realize its benefits. Given the nutritional properties, experts have named it, the number one superfruit in the world. Acai Berry is tested for many years and has guaranteed results:
-ten times more antioxidant than red grape
-protects the skin from the first signs of aging
-restores and hydrates the skin deeply
-targets dark spots and uneven skin tone quickly and effectively
-strengthens skin's natural defences and offers exceptional radiance
-calms and soothes skin irritations
-improves the physical condition of the skin
That`s Better is promising to transform your face and body and bring out the best in you. After I had the opportunity to test them, I can honestly tell you that they are very quality products, parabens free and I was shocked to see what wonder they made for me even after the first application. I was the most impressed by the scrub, after the first use it let me a very smooth and brighten skin. The daily cream is very moisturizing, exactly what I need for the winter season. After I applied it, even the foundation was looking different on my face, it was more uniform and resistant. The repairing night cream impressed me a lot, waking up next day with a fresh, rested and bright skin. The smoothness of the skin resisted all the time I used those products.
I received 3 testers from each product (they don`t appear all in the picture), so I could use them from longer time and could make a good opinion about those products. Except their effects on the skin, I loved the funny description of every product. I find it very original.
Skin Work Out - This is a Face Scrub
"I promise I`ll be gentle. Open up and let me in cause all the dirt needs to be cleaned!"
It is the best scrub I ever used so far. The effects are visible from the first use. Having microgranules, it is gentle having in its composition the vitamins B, C and E and the almond oil. Together with the face massage, it gives you the sensation of deep clean and, in the same time, hydration and gentleness cause of the almond oil. The smell is mainly of the almond oil. You apply it in soft circular motions for 1-2 minutes, avoiding the eye area. A more intense result can be achieved by using directly on to dry skin. You can use it two-three times per week.
Plump & Go - This is a Face & Eye Cream
"Something to remember me by. Easy come easy go, cause all you`ll get is perfect glow!"
It is a face and eye cream with an effective protection against UVA-UVB rays, it repairs damaged skin and it combats the visible signs of aging. It is a very moisturizing cream, perfect for the winter days, it is absorbed fast in the skin and it gives you a comfort sensation all day long. It contains various powerful peptides, vitamins C and E, Hyaluronic Acid, Maca extract and, of course, Acai Berry. My opinion is that it has the best ingredients for a face and eye cream, mostly that it reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles resulting in firmer, glowing, healthier looking skin. You can see from the first use that the skin looks healthier and younger.
After Party Secret - This is an Instant Fix
"I promise you this. Dance and play all night long cause you can, I say so!"
An ultimate night time skin repair remedy that instantly erases signs of tiredness all the while soothes and softens redness and irritation. Even with just a few hours of sleep, skin looks refreshed, invigorated and well-rested. Tetrapeptides enhance cellular DNA reconstruction and Acai Berry detoxify skin by replenishing moisture to the cells. Multifunction enzymes synchronize cellular cycle while Vitamin E and high quality Hyaluronic Acid combats free radicals.
Creme de la Creme - This is a Firming Body Cream
"I guarantee to get your skin noticed, cause we say bye-bye to dry. This is your time to shine!"
It is a very firming and hydrating body cream. It has a nice smell and it is packed with antioxidants.Avocado oil and Shea Butter protects extremely dry skin from dehydration by restoring the skin. Vitamin E leaves skin soft and smooth while Acai Berry boosts the skin's firmness and elasticity, helping to reduce the formation of new stretch marks. It is perfect for use during pregnancy.
Their site is in English also if you wish more information. Unfortunelly, for the moment they are commercialized only in some Greek pharmacies, so you can buy them only from Greece but I hope that soon they will also open an international e-shop.
I know, I know, anyone has his own personal style, but I propose you some autumn outfits (yes, cause here is still warm autumn weather, 18-21 degrees Celsius and it will not change till Christmas), made by me in Polyvore. If you like my style and my selection, you can adapt the pieces. The most fashionable colors this season are: blue, purple, bordeaux, yellow, orange, golden, silver and, of course, the black and white. The chosen outfits can be wearable for daily life or for evening. Enjoy!!
Soon I`ll be back with Winter outfits!! I am waiting your comments and don`t forget to Like me on FB!
Following the questions made by my followers as regards the chemicals ingredients found in cosmetics product, I decided to post some info about them. I am going to mention the most dangerous you should avoid it: 1. Parabens: are preservatives used in cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries in order to increase shelf life and for antimicrobial properties. Common parabens include: Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben and Ethylparaben.These parabens can cause alergies, dermatitis and breast cancer. 2. Mineral oil and derivatives: is a common ingredient in baby oil. lotions and ointments. Mineral oil clogs the pores and suffocates the skin. 3. Propylene Glycol: it is a petrochemical derivative which may cause irritations of skin 4. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS): is found in many personal care products (soaps, shampoos, toothpaste ) 5. Synthetic fragrances are petroleum derivatives which can cause allergic reactions, headaches, dizziness. Benzene, toluene and xylenes are petrochemicals used in making these fragrances. 6. Imidazolidinyl urea si Diazolidinyl urea cause irritations of skin. 7. Triethanolamine: it serves as PH balancer in many cosmetics products like eye gels, skin lotions and shampoos. Can cause allergy and respiratory problems.
Unfortunately I developed an allergy to some cosmetic products, I can`t stand anymore perfumes, some detergent and softener.
I was shocked when I noticed the ingredients of some big brands. Maybe they claim that the quantity of those chemicals is too small and could not affect our health. I wonder what happens when we use on regular basis these substances.
I am aware that we can`t avoid all of them but when you buy a product please read the list of ingredients.
The best solution is to prepare yourself at home as many cosmetic products you can or go for organic ones.
Lime Crimeannounced that on November 23rd they will have Black Friday huge sale on their site, 30% off and on November 24th,25th and 26th, 20% discount of all their products. The code will be announced next week on their Facebook page. It will be a week full of spoil and a great opportunity for those who didn`t try yet their products or they wish even more of them.
I will make very soon a review of my Lime Crime products.
"There’s no reason why
you shouldn’t wear what you want at any age, but as you get older it becomes
more important to dress for your shape and skin tone. There are no rules per
se, although it’s probably wise to throw away cheap fabrics and anything
shimmery. Coco Chanel is a great
touchstone for beauty and fashion chic at any age. Her simple French style
suits all age groups: simple, relaxed tailoring – no ‘power dressing’ – revere
neck shirts and blouses, nautical details and soft pastels to warm the colour
palette. If you would like to embody some classic Parisian style, these are the
kinds of tones and shapes you should be looking to wear. Search around
independent and high street stores for similar items and get the ultra-fashionable
look without the high couture price tag. If you feel that your
wardrobe needs an injection of energy, find a good shopping destination and
make a day of it. Stay focused and don’t be afraid to ask for help. If the shop
assistants look as if they should still be in school, opt for a personal
shopping service. In retail centers these are often free of charge and you’ll
save yourself from buying the wrong thing. Alternatively, take a friend who has
no qualms about being honest; remember that other people will often see things
we miss. A shopping centre like
Bluewater in Kent is great for these kinds of shopping excursions, as
everything is under one roof. It also has a lovely ‘boutique’ section with
individual shops, which makes a nice break from fashion chains. It pays to
spend time finding the right clothes, so don’t rush yourself. It is also important
not to fall into the trap of thinking that because you’ve hit fifty, you need
to dress a certain way. Feel free to evolve the style that you already have, but
remember to dress to flatter your curves and to make yourself feel special. To make sure your
shopping trip is made all the more rewarding, it would be wise to invest in
some beneficial payment methods. Cashback cards can be helpful, as they offer you highly
competitive rates of cashback with no limit on how much you can earn year after
year. The American Express Platinum Cashback Card earns you 1.25% cashback on
virtually everything you buy. Representative 18.5% APR variable."
* Article written by Catherine Photo source here
Recently I received some GOSHproducts for testing and I was nicely surprised because of many factors. First, the smoothness collaboration, the fast delivery, the packing of the products, the attention for detail, having attached a handwritten letter, the big number of products received in full size and their quality.
GOSH is a Danish company specialized on cosmetic products and fragrances, selling in over 66 countries. All the products are made in Denmark for over 25 years, being real professionals, although having fair prices.
Smokey Eyes Palette on black and grey is my favorite, mostly that I use very often this kind of makeup. The shades are very pigmented and intense, easily pearled. I usually can`t find easy a good highlighter in a palette, but this time, the white is perfect, mat and very intense.
The palette comes with a guide, showing you how to apply the shades in case you are a beginner. It is a perfect palette for traveling and also for wearing it in the purse.
The only minus is that it doesn`t have a mirror included, but it doesn`t bother me so much.
Boombastic XXL Volume Mascara is a great mascara, it gives extreme volume and length. I recommend you to apply 2 layers for a boombastic effect. The huge rubber brush is very original, giving precision and separating the lashes perfectly.
Perfume free. The tube is also boombastic, bigger than an usual mascara.
Gosh Catchy Eyes Mascara gives curve and cat eye effect to the lashes from the first layer. The rubber brush has an original design, making the application smooth and separating the lashes delicately. Perfume free.
You can use it alone for a great curving effect or together with the Boombastic Mascara for extra length. I love also the pink tube and the handwriting.
The BB Cream is all in one, Foundation, Primer and Moisturizer. It`s the first product of this kind I have (shame on me), but, honestly, so far I didn`t think that I need it, cause anyway I am applying all the above prior to my makeup. But after I tested this product, I kinda changed my opinion, I realized that it`s time gaining and makes everything easier and the makeup is more resistant. You can wear it as a base for makeup or simple, if you don`t have much time for all the other steps.
Formulated with mineral pigments and Phytosan helping to reduce the fine lines and wrinkles. It is suitable for all skin types with a coverage that adapts to the skin tone. It comes in 5 shades. I received the Warm Beige, which suited me perfectly, although I usually use a lighter shade. It contains SPF 15 and it is perfume free.
I think it is a must-have product.
Did you try so far Gosh products? Which one you like more from the above?
I am still in my golden period, so I really enjoyed wearing this manicure. I used as a base L`Oreal Shine and over it, I applied Yellow Topaz from Barry M Jewel Collection. As you already know I love the glitters, but those ones from the last Barry M Collection are so great and you will see the others I bought soon. The pictures just don`t do justice:)
I want to tell you that this manicure lasted so much that I couldn`t believe it, after 10 days it was still ok. It is suitable for special events, but also for Winter Holidays and, especially for New Year`s Eve.
I recommend those glitters. You can find them hereat the price of 2,99 pounds.
I am waiting your comments and don`t forget to Like me onFacebook.