venerdì 28 aprile 2017

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

New episode of The Pokémon Series! We are currently in Gen IV: last week I posted Leafeon's inspired look and today it's the turn of its companion in this generation: Glaceon, the ice type eeveelutions.  This is the second to last eeveelutions, next episode will be the final one of this mini series! (But I'll be doing more Pokémon inspired looks in the future for sure, I already have some ideas running through my mind ;D)

Glaceon, the Fresh Snow Pokémon.
Type: Ice
"By controlling its body heat, it can freeze the atmosphere around it to make a diamond-dust flurry. As a protective technique, it can completely freeze its fur to make its hairs stand like needles."

mercoledì 26 aprile 2017

♕ Make Up Look ~ Floating Liner ♕

I'm all about Instagram trends lately - in case you haven't noticed already XD After the helix liner and the crown makeup I decided to try the floating/invisible liner style launched by @staceymariemua.
There are quite a few different versions of this liner (all created by her), the one I chose is my favourite so far - but I'll probably try one of the others too in the future ;D It's such a fun technique and you know I love to challenge myself!
Here's my very own version! ♥

lunedì 24 aprile 2017

♕ Part of My World ♕ Spectrum Collections ~ Duo Fibre 4 Piece Set ♕
{Overview, First Impressions}

{Disclaimer: this first impressions post features a product I got for free as press sample. I'd like to thank Spectrum Collections for the opportunity, anyway my evaluation policy doesn't change and is always based on real use and in-depth testing of the product(s)}

Finally - finally! - I'm able to share with you my first impressions and thoughts about one of the newest brush set by Spectrum Collections, the 4 Piece Duo Fiber Set. It was sent to me for my birthday but it took me longer than usual to test - mostly because this set is meant to be used mainly with cream and liquid products, which I don't use... So I had to borrow some for the testing's sake - hence the huge delay!

If an airbrushed, lightweight finish is your ultimate base goals, say hello to your new favourite brushes!

sabato 22 aprile 2017

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

Happy weekend everyone! I have a new episode of The Pokémon Series for you today :D We are done with Gen II eeveelutions so now we are going to see Gen IV eeveelutions (in case you're wondering, eeveelutions are release every other generations): Leafeon, the grass type evolution, and Glaceon, the ice type one. Today I am going to show Leafeon, one of the cutest and sweetest eeveelutions ♥_♥ I'd like to dedicate this look to my friend Lyra, as I know Leafeon is one of her favourites ♥

Leafeon, the Verdant Pokémon.
Type: Grass
"It basically does not fight. With cells similar to those of plants, it can perform photosynthesis. When you see Leafeon asleep in a patch of sunshine, you'll know it is using photosynthesis to produce clean air."

mercoledì 19 aprile 2017

♕ The Mermaid Series ~ Mermaid Heart ♕
{Inspired by Laura Beth ~ @theclassicalmua}

Today's look is inspired by one of my favourite artist on Instagram: Laura Beth aka @theclassicalmua - check her out because she's so flipping skilled, her looks are always stunning (and her live streams are the best)!

I saw this beautiful and stunning heart makeup on her page I while back, the only thing that held me back from trying it out right away was the presence of glitters... which I didn't have. But, one day, I found some fine craft glitters that looked perfect for the purpose, so I took the plunge and tried! 

"Always be yourself.
Unless you can be a mermaid.
Then always be a mermaid!"

domenica 16 aprile 2017

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

Happy Easter everyone! :D Hope you're having a fintastic day! ♥

New episode of The Pokémon Series! We moved on to Gen II eeveelutions: last week we talked about Espeon, the psychic type Sun Pokémon; today I'm going to show you Umbreon, the dark type Moonlight Pokémon, aka the counterpart of Espeon! (And we're basically done with Gen II eeveelutions, next week we'll move on to Gen IV!)

Umbreon, the Moonlight Pokémon.
Type: Dark 
"Umbreon evolved as a result of exposure to the moon's waves. It hides silently in darkness and waits for its foes to make a move. The rings on its body glow when it leaps to attack."

martedì 11 aprile 2017

♕ Make Up Look ~ Bow Liner ♕

Today's look is very, very special, because it was requested by a lovely friend of mine from the US, Ally. She's such a supportive and caring girl, extremely badass and fierce; she has a thing for bows - it's her signature, so to speak - and, one day, she DMed me on Instagram asking me if I could do a black & purple look with a bow included somewhere.

I was SO thrilled - both because I love when someone requests a look and also because it would be quite a challenging makeup to make. So, of course, I replied I would happily do it and, after some brainstorming, I came up with this bow look!

domenica 9 aprile 2017

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

New episode of The Pokémon Series! We're done with the first generation eeveelutions, so it's time to move on to the second generation ones! Gen II introduced two new evolutions, a psychic type and a dark type - and today I'm going to show you Espeon, the psychic eeveelution, along with its inspired look! 

Espeon, the Sun Pokémon.
Type: Psychic 
"Espeon is extremely loyal to any trainer it considers to be worthy. It is said that this Pokémon developed its precognitive powers to protect its trainer from harm."

martedì 4 aprile 2017

♕ Make Up Look ~ Underwater Treasure ♕
{Inspired by Roberta ~ @robertavixen}

I'm really proud of the look that I'm going to show you today - I really love the way it turned out, plus it was a big success and received tons of love on my Instagram. It reminded me of a lost treasure at the bottom of the ocean (thus the name) but several people gave different interpretations - from a "royal blue goddess" to a "Beauty and the Beast" look. It was pretty exciting actually :D

The graphic eyeliner style was inspired by a @robertavixen's looks (check her out, she's so skilled!), where she included this particular wing style - and as soon as I saw it I knew I had to try it! Of course, I had to use Klimt eyeliner - not only because it is my current makeup obsession, but also because it's simply the best for any kind graphic line/shape. My regular black liner (aka a black pigment used wet) could do that - but is more troublesome, so to speak, and more time consuming. 

domenica 2 aprile 2017

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

New episode of The Pokémon Series! After the water-type eeveelution (Vaporeon) and the fire-type eeveelution (Flareon), today's the turn of the electric-type eeveelution: Jolteon!
This is going to be a pretty short post - this look is my least favourite, I honestly posted it just for the series' sake XD Plus, appearances aside, it's very easy two make and it won't take me long to explain how I achieved it!

Jolteon, the Lightning Pokémon.
Type: Electric
"Jolteon's cells generate a low level of electricity. This power is amplified by the static electricity of its fur, enabling the Pokémon to drop thunderbolts. The bristling fur is made of electrically charged needles."