Thursday, December 1, 2011

NOTD : OPI Color to Diner For

Hi everyone! I hope you had a Lovelly month cause now it is December! Xmas month yay !
Today I present you one of my favorite reds - this polish was love at first sight! It is OPI's Color to diner for from the Touring America Collection. Here it goes :

Is it just me or you just love it too? It is a true "Hollywood" red with pink and gold micro~shimmer which comes alive in bright light. Here I have used 2 coats whereas I should have gone for 3. This formula tends to leave some tiny blank spots and topcoat didn't even it out.
Also, I am so ashamed about my hands and cuticles which have chosen to dry like crazy this winter :( I hope the image doesn't insult you in any way! Anyway, more stuff on the way and till next time,
xoxo Dee!!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

NOTD : Nubar Dark Wash Jeans

Hi everyone! Today another NOTD, a perfect dark blue Jelly ~ Creme, by Nubar the jeans collection. This collection is meant to be a dupe collection for Chanel Jeans. To be honest, I didn't buy the Chanel one (beacause all 3 polishes would cost me 70 Euros here in Greece), whereas the Nubar collection cost me 17 euros for all 3 :) Here is a quick swatch :

I will soon post the full Nubar collection cause it is just lovely :)
Till next time lovellies,

Monday, November 28, 2011

NOTD : Zoya Yara

I was waiting so long to get mu hands on this polish...And this is why :

This is an olive green with beautiful gold shimmer! the application is perfection and the colour was love at first sight! Excuse me for nail polish on the edges, I was in such a hurry but I couldn't resist showing this to you!
Yara is part of the mirrors collection from Zoya and I bought mine from E-bay (approximately 9Euros shipping included to Greece). What do you think Lovellies?

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Sephora - Jacuzzi Bubbles

Hi all! I was at Sephora the other day to find Diving in Malaysia (The Peridot dupe extraordinaire - Swatch coming soon) and this is what caught my attention: Jacuzzi Bubbles a shimmery cornflower blue - grey which in the bottle says it dries matte. It has light blue, silver and pink microglitter. I would describe it as satin finish.
So here we have it:

I love how it looks in the bottle ! It dries a little bit greyer than I expected. The shimmery satin finish is just gorgeous! Reminds me of the Orly matte collection. I totally recommend this, despite it's small size !
Available on all Sephora stores.
Dee Lovelly

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Fashion Polish Giveaway yay :D

 Hi Lovellies,
Today I am here with a super awesome giveaway by Fashion Polish, one of my go to blogs for swatches and collection previews! Follow the link below to participate (I sure did!)

The prizes? One of each form these amazing effects:

Hurry hurry let's try our luck! The giveaway is open internationally and the winners will be announced in 48 hours. Image is from Fashion Polish.
Dee Lovelly

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

OPI Rainbow Connection

Today I have a very special NOTD: Candy inspired manicure, similar to Deborah Lippman's Happy Birthday.
It's OPI rainbow connection  from the Muppets Collection :)
Here it goes:

This is 2 coats over Model's Own Utopia. Cute huh? You could try 4-5 coats and have a full glitter mani, but I prefer it layered. Overall, great polish though I wasn't crazy about the application. The glitter is hard to tranfer. What do you think?
xoxo Dee

Friday, October 14, 2011

All about skin ~ Part 1

So we have the cover of Vogue. You see this gorgeous, size 0,waist length haired, blonde model who on top of all this has glowing skin which looks like a beige PVC panel with the texture of silk.

Then we have you, {insert any name here}. You have redness, discolorations, acne, scars, freckles, zits, blackheads, puffy eyes, dry lips or worse: all of the above. No, you are not the ugliest person on earth, you are NORMAL. We sure cannot achieve the vogue look IRL, but hey, we always have photoshop.
What I mean to say is we shouldn't chase the unrealistic but I am more than happy to offer some useful tips to minimize your problems.
I am not gonna talk about acne cause I never had one and I only like to write about things I have experienced myself. And while I was blessed to have 1 zit per month maximum my whole life, I myself have issues with discolorations. I have gotten over my shame and grief in time, but I know that any of these can REALLY affect your confidence.
So, Lesson One.
DON'T touch your skin. And I don't mean "never touch it" but stop touching and scratching and leaning on your hands for no reason. Our hands are full of bacteria and zits are caused mostly by -well- bacteria.

My OCD makes me wash my hands approximately 7 times while doing my makeup. Well, that may be an exaggeration but never blend and apply products on your face with unwashed, unsterilized hands. The same applies to your brushes, wash them regularly with a brush shampoo to keep them clean. I use the MAC one or sometimes the e.l.f studio one, it's a nice cheap alternative for like 4 Euros.
Lesson two. NEVER sleep with your makeup on. Even when I return home at 7 am, even if I am so drunk I can't walk, I always remove my makeup. While you are sleeping your skin actually rejuvenates and restores it's balance. You don't want to ruin this process by burying it under unnatural products. Try layering a good night creme or moisturizing mask with some aromatic essential oils (which also help you relax) instead. My favorite skin care brand is Darphin but I am going to dedicate a whole post to them later on cause these products are SO cool.
And this brings us to a tip known for centuries.. Beauty Sleep. Believe it or not, plenty of rest and at least 8-9 hours of sleep at night make a HUGE difference to your skin (as well as to your whole body). Take it from me, skipping proper sleeping hours means you sacrifice healthy skin, fresh, renewed skin.

I could make this post 1500 pages long so I gotta stop. Part 2 with more tips coming soon!
Till next time,
xoxo Dee