martedì 28 marzo 2017

♕ My Essential Makeup Brushes ♕
{Spectrum Collections, Mac Cosmetics, Real Techniques}

A couple of weeks ago I showed you my makeup essentials, those basic product I use in almost every single makeup look. I also have essential makeup brushes that I reach for everyday as well - and you may have noticed that: I always list all the brushes I use to achieve my makeup looks, and many of them are always the same - although I have a ton of brushes to choose from!
So I thought I could do another essential episode, focusing on brushes only this time - and that's exactly what I'm going to do today! I'm going to show you all of my favourite and most used brushes - face, eye, lip... Every kind of brush that it's irreplaceable for me!

All my favourite dinglehoppers in my favourite holder ;D My personal mermaid treasure ♥

sabato 25 marzo 2017

♕ The Pokémon Series ~ Flareon ♕
{Eeveelutions Mini Series}

New episode of The Pokémon Series! Last week I showed you the water-type eeveelution, aka Vaporeon, inspired look: today I'm going to show you the fire-type eeveelution - Flareon!
You know, water and fire are my favourite elements ever, love them both equally, but this time fire came second! ;D I have many fire-type Pokémon that I deeply love - Vulpix, Ninetales, Charmander, just to mention a few - but Vaporeon is unbeatable u.u 

Flareon, the Flame Pokémon.
Type: Fire
"Flareon's fluffy fur has a functional purpose - it releases heat into the air so that its body does not get excessively hot. This Pokémon's body temperature can rise to a maximum of 1,650 degrees F (900 degrees Celsius)"

giovedì 23 marzo 2017

♕ The Mermaid Series ~ Mermaid Crown Princess Make Up ♕

Today's look features an Instagram trend: the Princess/Crown/Tiara makeup look! First created by Marissa Melhron, this look spread across Instagram instantaneously - starting the trend. As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to give it a try *___* But I had to wait until I found the original creator - so I could give her all the due credits... This took me a while because seems like no one credited her in the first place. Which is sad and unfair: please always credit the creators whenever you get inspired by a look/ideas/whatever. It's a sign of respect towards the artist and his/her work!

And now, without further ado, here's my attempt at this royal make up!

lunedì 20 marzo 2017

♕ Winter 2017 Most Played ♕

Today's vernal equinox - which means winter is now over and spring is finally here! *_* I think I've never been as happy for spring as I am today - I love winter, I definitely prefer cold over warm temperatures... But this winter really felt heavy, somehow oppressive, I couldn't wait for spring to arrive! Now I'm looking forward to sunny days and light dresses :D

Anyway, vernal equinox means it's also Winter Most Played time, so today I'm going to show you alllll the products I used the most during this past season :D

As always, all credits for the Most Played idea go to GoldenVi0let

venerdì 17 marzo 2017

♕ The Pokémon Series ♕ Vaporeon ♕
{Eeveelutions Mini Series}

Time for a new Pokémon inspired look! After Eevee, the unevolved base form, let's move to its evolutions - or, as they're usually called, its eeveelutions.
Eevee, as of now, can evolve in 8 different species - all different and absolutely unique.
I followed their chronological, generations order so I started with Gen I ones - and I absolutely had to do my favourite first... Vaporeon, the water-type eeveelution! (It's such a cutie! ♥)

Vaporeon, the Bubble Jet Pokémon.
Type: Water
"Lives close to water. Its long tail is ridged with a fin which is often mistaken for a mermaid's. As it uses the fins on the tip of its tail to swim, it blends with the water perfectly. "

lunedì 13 marzo 2017

♕ My Beauty Routine ♕ Part 1: Skincare {2017} ♕
{Mini Reviews}

I don't recall when I last wrote a post about my skincare/haircare routines... A couple of years ago, to say the least, I guess. It's definitely time for a big update, don't you think? :D

I decided to split the two routines and write a post each, since I have quite some products to show you. Today I'm going to share my current skincare routine (lipcare & bodycare included) and focus on all the products I use ♥

venerdì 10 marzo 2017

♕ Make Up Look ♕ Tropical Eyes ♕

Today's look is colourful, bright, very summery! I don't know about you, but even though I really love wintertime I'm quite sick of cold and bad weather... I'm so ready for summer and getting back to mermaiding! *_* So last week, while waiting for warmer temperatures, I created this makeup - that feels so tropical thanks to the shades used!

mercoledì 8 marzo 2017

♕ The Pokémon Series ♕ Eevee ♕
{Eeveelutions Mini Series}

Finally introducing and lunching today my new makeup series - The Pokémon Series! I've always been a Pokémon fan since I was little - majorly thanks to the anime, as my parents were opposed to videogames of any kind so I never got to play their games. Now I've been playing Pokémon Go since August, which feels like living the Pokémon Trainer dream... It was time to join my Pokémon and makeup passion together!

First things first: shout-out to Darkness The Taste of Ink who had a great Pokémon series too a while back! Her series has inspired me to do my own Pokémon inspired looks since then - it took me years, but they're here at last!
I decided to start this series with a mini series (yeah like a matryoshka XD) dedicated to Eevee and its evolutions (thus nicknamed eeveelutions), because they're among my favourite Pokémon ever! *_*

I know I am a liiiiiiittle bit late with this mini series, since it dates back to October when I posted all the Eeveelutions looks on my Instagram - but you know, as the saying goes... Better late than never! ;D

Eevee, the Evolution Pokémon.
Type: Normal
"Eevee has an unstable genetic makeup that suddenly mutates due to the environment in which it lives. Radiation from various stones causes this Pokémon to evolve"

domenica 5 marzo 2017

♕ My Makeup Essentials ♕
{Mini Reviews}

If you've been following me (or reading my blog) for a while, then I'm sure you noticed that I am quite set in my ways when it comes to certain kind of products. Lots of people loves to switch products frequently, in order to always try new stuff. But personally, once I find a product that works perfectly for my needs, I'll just stick to it for the longest time - until my needs changes, or the product is discontinued, or something new catches my attention to the point I decide to switch.
This usually applies especially for skincare products; but, in terms of make up products, it applies to to things like mascara, eyeprimer, eyepencil, brow products (you know, the basic stuff) but it doesn't to eyeshadows and lip products, for example. In that case I am always willing to try new products/shades XD

That being said, I thought you could use an overview post about all the makeup products I currently can't live without - aka my essentials, holy grails - with mini reviews of each of them!
(I did not include any skincare-related product on purpose, because I'm working on a blog post about my current skincare routine!)