Monday, December 17, 2012

Xmas Beauty Gifts for Her

Hope this helps for some last minute gift inspiration :)

Check out my how to get vintage style curls without heat video here.

Gifts mentioned:
Seeing Stars Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner Set by Stila
£25, available here
Lancome Christmas crackers gift set £50, available here
Origins Decorative Ornament 2012 £6, sorry could not find a link
Aromatherapy Associates Essentials - Relax, De-Stress, Revive £23.50, available here
Bare Minerals READY Eyeshadow 8.0 - The Star Treatment Palette £35, available here
Emma Hardie Natural Lift Starter Kit £32, available here

What I am wearing
Chanel Perfection Lumiere in 20 Beige
Alverde Camouflage in 001 Sand
MAC Bronzer Refined Golden
Laura Mercier Blush in Lush Nectarine

Stila Smudgestick Eyeliner in Tetra
DVA Semi Permanent Eyebrow Powder
No mascara as I had semi-permanent lashes when making this video

Dior Lipliner Pencil in Candy Rose 463
Laura Mercier Lip Gloss in Bare Pink

Music by E-MUTE (used with permission from the artist), available here

Hope you enjoyed this video!

So long,...


Saturday, November 3, 2012

Blog Sale: Brushes, Makeup and Nail Polish

Hey everyone!
This is my first blog sale. Hope you enjoy and find something you like.

  1. First come, first served
  2. Payment only via PayPal
  3. Leave a comment telling me which item(s) you want and your PayPal email address so I can send you an invoice
  4. Items are only reserved for 24hrs
  5. Unrecorded P&P charges (I WILL SHIP EVERYWHERE)
    • in the UK: £2 for the first item, £0.50 for the second item, £0.50 each extra item
    • outside the UK: £3 for the first item, £1 for the 2nd item, £0.50 for each extra item
  6. Please think carefully when getting an item as I am afraid I can't do any returns.
  7. I will not take responsibility for lost items.
First up BRUSHES:

MAc brushes blog sale
From top to buttom: MAC 217 brush 10 £ (SOLD), MUFE eyebrow brush 10 £ (AVAILABLE), MAC 266 brush 10 £ (SOLD), MAC 224 brush 10 £ (SOLD), MAC 150 large powder brush 15 £ (SOLD), all brushes are used

Brushes Blog Sale
From top to button: Real Techniques pointed foundation brush 6 £, LY 34 foundation brush 10 £ (SOLD), MUFE N1 eyeliner brush 8 £, Ruby & Millie concealer brush 4 £, Ruby & Millie enhance brush 7 £, Stila 8 brush 10 £, all brushes are used


nail polish blog sale
Revlon gray suede 3 £ (used once), Revlon gold coin 3 £ (used once), Barry M grey 1.5 £ (used once), Barry M bright pink crackle nail polish 1.5 £ (used once), Models Own smash up silver crackle nail polish 2 £ (used once)

nail polish blog sale
Illamasqua yellow nail polish 5 £ (never used), Essie penny talk 5 £ (used once), Chanel Peridot 12 £ (used once), American Apparel mac arthur park 5 £ (used once), American Apparel trenchcoat 5 £ (used once), Nails Inc for Instyle 2.50 £ (never used)

ImPress Nails press on manicure 4 £ (not used but plastic of packaging slightly damaged), Rebel Nails Toe nail stickers 3 £ (not used)


Illamasqua foundation and MAC powder
MAC Belightful iredescent pressed powder 8 £ (SOLD), Illamasqua light liquid foundation int LF 133 5 £ (SOLD)

Inglot Eyeshadow Palette
Inglot eyeshadow palette, for swatches and colour numbers, please check this blog post 15 £ (SOLD)

Mac and Becca Blushes
From top to bottom: MAC blush in Warm Soul 10 £ (SOLD), MAC blush in Dame satin finish 10 £ (used a couple of times), MAC blush in Pink Swoon 10 £ (used), Becca Beach tint in Strawberry 8 £ (SOLD), Becca Beach tint in Watermelon 8 £ (SOLD)

Nars Orgasm Deep Throat Madagascar

From left to right: Nars blush in Orgasm 13 £ (SOLD), Nars blush in Deep Throat 13 £ (SOLD), Nars cream eyeshadow duo in Madagascar 13 £ (used a few times)

Mac and Benefit Pigments

From the top: Mac pigment (holiday collection size) in Softwash Grey 4 £ and Cheers my Dear! 4 £ (both full to the top), MAC 219 pencil brush 10 £ (used), Becca Mustique line and illuminate pencil 6 £ (used a couple of times), Benefit Lust Duster in Nugget 5 £ (used a couple of times)

Illamasqua Blush

From top to bottom: Illamasqua cream blusher in Sob 5 £ (SOLD) and Libido 5 £ (SOLD) (both used a couple of times), Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Create 5 £ (SOLD), Illamasqua Pure pigment in Invlove (left hand side) 5 £ (used a couple of times)

MUFE Concealer

From left to right: Yves Rocher lipstick in 101 Framboise 3 £ (used once), MUFE full cover camouflage in 1, 8 £ (SOLD)

lipsticks blog sale
Lipcote 3 £ (used once), The Body Shop lip and cheeck stain 4 £ (used once), MAC Viva Glam Nicki lipstick 8 £ (used a couple of times), MAC Watch Me Simmer Lipstick 8 £ (SOLD), Becca eye tint in a light shimmery greyish pruple colour 7 £ (used once)

Number 7 Smoky Rose Quad 3 £ (used a couple of times), Fantastic Professional colour eyeshadows 1 £ (never used)

L'Oreal telescopic mascara 4 £ (used twice), NYX auto eye pencil in silver 2 £ (used once), Dainty Doll eyeliner pencil in 004 4 £ (used once)

Please comment with your paypal address if you would like to buy something and I send you an invoice!
Thanks and happy shopping.
So long,...

Friday, October 12, 2012

Friday's Nail Combo Deborah Lippmann It`s Raining Men Nail Lacquer

Deborah Lippmann It`s Raining Men Nail Lacquer is a timeless classic bright red colour. Everyone needs a colour like this in their collection. I would say it is a bright neutral red.  I have worn it quite often now because it just goes with everything.

The applicaiton of a Deborah Lippmann nail polish is so easy, the cap is the right size to hold it well and the brush makes it easy to apply the polish neatly.It was a gift from Deniz (see her blog here) and I LOVE it. Thanks girl. :)

The picture was made after five days since I applied it.

Deborah Lippmann It`s Raining Men Nail Lacquer

Other Friday's Nail Combo Posts:
Royal Red by GELeration
Lincoln Park After Dark from OPI

Hope you are all having a good weekend!

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Friday, September 21, 2012

Friday's Nail Combo - An old classic

Lincoln Park After Dark from OPI

This is an old classic. I remember quite the raves going on about this nail polish the last two years. I still really like this colour as it looks black from far but when looking closer it is a dark purple and less harsh than black would be.

I am in quite the fall mood at the moment, so my nails kind of match that this weekend.
I am off to the Olympia Beauty show on Sunday and some other shopping which includes definitely checking out the Chanel fall nail polishes (especially Frenzy and Vertigo).

OPI - Lincoln Park After Dark

Hope you are all having a nice weekend!

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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Toni&Guy HairMeetWardrobe Blogger Event

Technically I am more of a Youtuber than a Blogger but thanks to my lovely friend Kelly (jellyminxthinks) I was invited to the HairMeetWardrobe Blogger Event.
I was never invited to anything (thanks Toni&Guy) so I was more than happy and excited to go.

Toni&Guy wanted us to have fun at this event and try out some new hair styles (from casulal to creative and classic to glamour). A hairstyle always is part of an outfit and so is the makeup. It was a fun night trying out new styles, makeup and clothes and therefore create a whole look.
Check out for more info or tweet @hair_wardrobe.


toni&guy hairmeetwardrobe

I ask for a wavy elegant hair style that would be easy to create at home. Watch the video below if you want to know how to do it.

Special thanks to Subrina who teached me loads of tips on how to achieve those elegant waves on a daily basis!

thelipstickdiaries before
Before (straight from work)

thelipstickdiaries after
The outfit to go with my hair was mainly from Monki (dress and jacket), the bag and belt were my own.
I wanted to create a casual yet elegant weekend kind of outfit I would wear. The lipstick was Rouge d'Armani in 400 and just had the most luxurious feel on the lips.

Thanks to Toni&Guy for inviting me! I had a blast as you can see :)

So long,


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Greek Beaches

Here are some pictures of amazing Greek beaches we visited during our holidays! You can really find any kind of beach in Greece! From white sandy beaches, to rocks, smaller stones or black volcanic beaches! We really enjoyed going "beach hunting" every day.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Some Holiday Shots

I thought I would update you guys with some shots from Greece!

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Monday, July 16, 2012

New Things

My "New Things" video featured mostly items that I bought in excitement of my upcoming two weeks holiday in Greece! I am well aware that no one can wear sandals in the UK at the moment.

Products mentioned:
Sam Edelman Gigi Sandals in Rose Gold
Nude Court Shoes from Gabor at Jones Bootmaker
Navy Cross Body Bag from Massimo Dutti
Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in 01 Rose Shimmer
Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Super Strawberry, Whoppin Watermelon and Mega Melon
Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Amethyst
Mac Strobe Liquid Lotion, check out Dustin Hunter's amazing video on glowy dewy skin:
Nuxe Reve de Miel Lip Balm,en_GB,pd.html
Gok Cooks Chinese Cook Book
Burberry Sheer Summer Glow
Burrberry Eye Definer in Midnight Ash 003

Hope you enjoyed this!

So long,...


P.s: There will be blog post about some mentioned make-up times coming up! :)

Friday, June 22, 2012

Mink Eyelash Extensions Day 2

Two days ago I went and had eyelash extensions done (as well as threading and eyebrow tinting). I got this with a groupon voucher I purchased some time ago. I could not resist passing this offer as I was curious about eyelash extensions for quite some time now.

I had my extensions (as well as the threading and tinting) done at the DVA lash and brow bar in the Westfield Stratford shopping centre. The service was not the best (especially as they let me wait really long even though I had an appointment), but when it was my turn it was actually quite fast.

It was a little unpleasant when the beautician sticked them on but we all know that beauty sometimes hurts ;)

So two days in, this is how they look:

So far, I have been really enjoying them. You can hardly feel them and I think they look really nice. On the pictures above I am wearing right eyeshadow of the Nars Kalahari Duo (one of my current loves) and I also applied a little mascara on the bottom lashes but that is it. Fast and easy in the morning.

I will keep you updated on how long they last and how they fall off.
Already this is written down in my holiday preparation list :)


Saturday, June 16, 2012

Friday's Nail Combo: Royal Red by GELeration

My nail salon had this gel polish brand which I have not heard of, but looking at the swatches I loved the colour called Royal Red! So on it went.

I also opted for a rounded shape instead of square which makes the look very retro and I LOVE it!

Do you like the colour as much as me?

So long...


Other Friday's Nail Combo Posts:

Friday, June 1, 2012

Friday's Nail Combo - Shellac Beau

My second Friday's Nail Combo post is a natural one. Decided to go for a very classic natural shade: Shellac's beau! As a shellac manicure usually lasts me for two weeks, I don't always feel like going all out. Besides, natural nails allow you to wear crazy arm jewellery without going overboard.

I really like this and I am sure it won't annoy me even on day 14!

Happy long weekend everyone!
I am already at the airpot going off to see my family in Austria!

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Products I finished:
Boots Botanics Skin Brightening Toner
Boots Botanics Smoothing Eye Maekup Remover
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel
Astor Mattitude HD Foundation in 001
Palmolive Naturals Shower Milk with Honey and Milk
Dead Sea Spa Magik Bath Salts
Sure Cotton Dry Anit-Perspirant Roll-on
Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation in 25 Nude
Percy & Reed Totally TLC Hydrating Hair Mask
Lush Ocean Salt Facial Scrub
Rituals Yogi Flow Foaming Shower Gel Sensation
Alpha-H Liquid Gold

Products I will definitely buy again:
  • Astor Mattitude HD foundation, because it is cheap and I really like the look it gives (which is a satin finish). It also lasts for absolute ages which I love for work.
  • Vichy Dermablend foundation. I just really like it. The price is ok (not the cheapest but not outrageously expensive either). I love the coverage, I love the finish - quite dewy for a long lasting full coverage foundation- and I love the feeling on the skin. Only negative point: the colour range is very limited.
  • Alpha-H Liquid Gold, because I really think it has changed my skin to the better.

  • Dead Sea Spa Magik Bath Salts, because I did not notice that it did anything. Did not smell nice, was not moisturising, just dissolved and dissappeared in the bath water.
  • Lush Ocean Salt Facial Scrub, because this is nothing ANYONE should put on their face. It contains very coarse and irritating particels that scratch your skin!
Hope you enjoyed this post!

So long...


Friday, May 25, 2012

Friday's Nail Combo

I want to start a series on here that keeps me a bit on schedule with writing my posts!

After thinking a bit what it could be I decided to start a "Friday's Nail Combo" Series! This means that every Friday I will post what I have on my nails. Sometimes it will have been done in a salon and sometimes at home by myself. I think Friday is the perfect day to do this as I am usually in a good mood (it's the weekend) and I often do my nails o thursday for the weekend! As Friday is a casual day at the office, I usually go for bright colours and/or glitter.

I hope you enjoy this!

Fist Friday's Nail Combo: Essie's Jam n' Jelly, which is the perfect bright hot shimmery pink with a blueish undertone for this sunny weekend.

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Sunday, May 13, 2012

OPI Gel Manicure - A good man-darin is hard to find

Every six weeks or so and when I am planning to go on holiday where I don't want to bother about my nails I will get a gel or shellac manicure at a small independent salon near my office.
They charge 30 pounds for it (which is a good price I think).

The whole procedure lasts for about an hour. First, the nail polish you already had on will be taken off and your nails are filed in the right shape. Then the nails will be soaked and buffed and the cuticles removed.

From then on it is a very specific procedure. A base gel coat will be put on the small finger of your right hand and then the finger has to be cured under a UV lamp while the small finger of your left hand will get a layer of gel base coat. Next the gel base coat will be applied to the ring finger of your right had while the small finger of your left hand has to stay under the UV lamp.

This will go on until a layer of base coat and two layers of colour have been applied to every finger on both hands then both hands have to be put under the UV lamp to be cured for two minutes. A top/sealing coat will be applied as a final layer and a final two minutes of curing follow.

Afte that your nails will be cleaned with nail polish remover and you are ready to go! The nail polish is completely hard and you won't ruin your nails no matter what, no drying time!

This will last about 2 weeks and, depening on who skilled the salon worker was, it won't even chip. After two weeks you need to take it off as there will be quite a lot of regrowth.

This picture has ben taked exactly 14 days after I had it done. The colour was 'A good man-darin is hard to find' from OPI.

Hope you are all having a good weekend!


Saturday, April 21, 2012

Three Months Glossybox Review/Comparison

I collected my glossyboxes for the last three months in order to compare them in the long term.
If you are thinking to subscribe this is hopefully valuable for you as you can judge if this is for you by comparing the boxes over a few months.

If you don't know what glossybox is, here is a short description: Glossybox is a subscription service, where you sign up to be sent one of their boxes each month in exchange for 12.95 pounds (includes postage). A box includes 'a mix of 5 exciting product miniatures packed in a beautiful box for you to test at home' (statement from the glossybox website).

The boxes for January, February and March all had different colours which I found quite cute. They make a good collection.

January Glosssybox (Valtentine's edition)

February Glossybox

March Glossybox (Harrods edition)


Note that not everyone will get the exact same glossy boxes. The products may vary for each person.

My favourite one out of the three was definitely the Harrods one as it had a Burberry lipstick sample and the YSL serum.
I actually collected three Carmine boxes as well to compare them with the Glossyboxes, but when I was ready to make this review I found out that Glossybox bought Carmine and their service will no longer exist!

Are you subscribed to any beauty boxes?
Do you prefer other services?

Let me know!

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