terça-feira, 13 de dezembro de 2016

NYX mini Haul - Opening of the first store in Porto

Hi cutie pies!

I am so sorry for how long it has been but between starting a new job and my grandma being hospitalized twice in a month, I have barely have time to breathe.

Nonetheless, I found a way to go visit the new NYX store that open in Parque Nascente in Oporto. I was so thrilled to finally have access to a brand as well known as NYX and with products that I love.

I had a hard time controlling myself but I came out with only 5 items...I'll be back tho hehe

So now let's start with the little haul ^^

I know it's not much but I am in love with every single piece!

First let me start with the Rea Round lipstick. I had been wanting a nude that would look good on pale skin for ages and I have finally found one! Rea is a brownish-grey kind of nude that doesn't give you that concealer look and that is able to cover the natural pink of my lips.

I know, that is probably the worst swatch you have ever seen. I'm sorry but it was the best I could do and it took me like 2 minutes to try to figure how to swatch...I'm so tired...
Anyway and you can see it's a gorgeous colour and super moisturizing lipstick. I recommend the round Nyx lipstick to everybody and I carry my "Thalia" one everywhere. Besides, it was 3,90 euros...can you beat that?! I think not!

Now, I have to say I've been looking to change my eye look a little by using colour eyeliners. I had seen the new vivid brights collection I just had to try the purple one! I really want to get a white liquid liner but I will get so this month, when  get my new paycheck.

The colour is really bright and the product dries totally matte! It's a bit of a pain to get out and it leaves kind of a pink mark behind...but I still think it's a cool detail for an eyeliner! And totally in trend if you have been keeping up with instagram. Just brighten up your usually liner for the holidays, or just everyday. 
Oh and they have all kinds of colours: lime green,bright blue, red, yellow, etc.

I also got a new blush that I have been drooling over for months!!!! The Ombre "Mauve Me" blush! It's a gorgeous color for every tone of skin since it's basically made up from 3 different colours. The lightest one can work as a highlight and the mix of all three makes the perfect rosey-mauvey blush colour. 

From right to left: lightest colour (almost invisible on my skin), darkest bottom colour and all 3 together. Please remember my skin is like wall colour so...the swatches aren't that amazing.

Look at that beauty! I admit I have a thing for mauve but this color makes my blush look so natural! Another great thing is the fact that if you swipe the brush from left to right (or right to left) and apply it, you get a highlight/blush/contour perfect blended effect.

The last thing I got was the Dewy Setting Spray. I had one from Kiko cosmetics but that thing seriously looked, smelled and felt like hair spray...and it honestly didn't work. At all!

Now this baby...ooooohhh yeah! It helped keep my make up all day long during the comic con, even when I was sweating like a pig. It also kept my skin looking glowy all day!
Probably wouldn't be the best choice for oily skin, but I do have a friend that has oily skin and she basically just sprays the matte one first, followed by the dewy one. She loves it and her skin looks amazing.

Well my darling, this is my entire Haul...I know it was small but I have a colourpop one coming so stay tuned!

Please let me know if you have tried any of these products, if you liked them and if you have any recommendations for me.

I hope you all have a wonderful week and a joyful holiday season.

Peppermint kisses to you all and I will see you soon <3

quinta-feira, 29 de setembro de 2016

Naked Chocolate - I ❤ Makeup

Hey Cuties!

Olá amores!

Yes, I got another Chocolate palete! I've been bad and been spending money on makeup...oops hehe but it's a little different from the other since this one is all about "nude colors" ( and it cost 10 euros so my wallet is happy too).

Sim, comprei outra palete Chocolate! Tenho andado a ser má e a gastar dinheiro em makeup...woops hehe mas esta é um pouco diferente da anterior pois é só constituída por cores "nude" (e custos 10 euros por isso a minha carteira também está feliz ^^).

 As you may have noticed already the packaging is a dupe for the Too Faced Chocolate palettes. And it's no surprised that these are called Chocolate too (this one even has a hint of chocolate smell, yummmmms). The I ❤ Makeup have several of these and I have already reviewed one of them here,

Como já devem ter reparado a embalagem é mais uma vez uma imitação das paletes Chocolate da Too Faced. E não é surpresa nenhuma que também se chamem Chocolate (esta até tem um cheirinho a chocolate yummmmm). A marca I ❤ Makeup tem várias paletes dentro desta linha e já fiz uma review de uma delas aqui.

I liked the quality of the Death by Chocolate palette so much that I had to get the Naked Chocolate. Also I love my nudes as you may have noticed already! But you can never go wrong with a nude, can you?! I don't think so!

Eu gostei tanto da qualidade da Death by Chocolate que tive que comprar a Naked Chocolate. Também tenho um amor por nudes, como já devem ter reparado! Mas podemos sempre confiar nos nudes, certo? 

I've read this is a dupe to one of the Lorac palettes. Since I don't own any of those I'll take their word for it.

Eu li que esta palete é um dupe de uma das paletes da Lorac. Honestamente, como não tenho nada da Lorac não vos posso dizer se é verdade.

Swatches of the first row
Swatches da primeira fila

Second row swatches
Swatches da segunda linha

Third row swatches
Swatches da terceira linha

Truth is, I really like this palette, there are good matte colors that can work as transition colors or as an all over the lid color and the shimmers look beautiful on the eyes! This is the kind of palete that you bring when you travel and don't want to pack too much. Here are a couple of looks I've made using only this palette

A verdade, é que eu adoro esta palete, os mattes são bons e funcionam tanto como cores de transição como para a pálpebra inteira e os shimmers ficam lindos nos olhos! Acho que é a paleta perfeita quando vamos para fora e não queremos levar muita coisa. Aqui estão alguns looks apenas com as cores desta palete 

As you can see the colors show beautifully and you can do a lot with these! Even cut crease!

Como podem ver as cores têm uma intensidade linda e dá para fazer vários looks! Até cut crease!

Hope you liked this review, please leave me any comments or suggestions of products you would like me to review :)

Espero que tenham gostado desta review, por favor deixem comentários ou sugestões de productos que gostassem de ver :)

Love you all and have a great week!
Adoro-vos a todos e tenham uma optima semana! 

segunda-feira, 19 de setembro de 2016

Essence I Love Stage Eyeshadow Base

Hey dolls!
Olá belezas!

Today I bring you a small review of a drugstore eye shadow primer. If you're like me, you've heard about eye shadow primers like the Urban Decay Primer Potion and all those primers that basically cost the same as a makeup palette! Well I can't afford to spend that much on a primer and I want my eye shadow to stay all day without creasing! Specially since I sometimes cry when I laugh and then end up having 2 wings instead of one and a part of my eye shadow gone :(

Hoje trago uma pequena review de um primer de olhos do supermercado. Se são como eu, já ouviram falar daqueles primers de marca como os da Urban Decay que custam quase o mesmo que uma palete! Bem...eu não tenho dinheiro para isso e também quero que a minha maquilhagem dure o dia todo sem linhas! Especialmente porque eu choro quando me rio às vezes e acabo por ficar com dois eyeliners e sem parte da sombra :(

So I was looking around my drugstore and I found something really good: the Essence I Love Stage eyeshadow base. At only 3,29€ this primer is a catch! It made my eye makeup last all day with NO creasing and didn't cause me any reactions.

Fui procurar nos supermercados e encontrei um producto muito bom: o primer da Essence I Love Stage. Por apenas 3,29€ este primer é espectacular! Faz com que a minha maquilhagem dure o dia todo SEM linhas e não me causou reacção nenhuma.

This primer has a silicone feel to it but it's really light feel on the skin once blended. It does look a bit orange, specially on pale skin like mine but after blending and setting with a light pale shadow it's the perfect base.

Este primer tem um toque de silicone mas não fica pesado na pele depois de espalhar. Tem um ar um pouco laranja, especialmente em pele pálida como a minha mas após espalhar e passar uma sombra num tom cru, torna-se a base perfeita.

Overall, I am really happy with this product and it has become on of my go-to products while doing my makeup.

Em conclusão, estou muito contente com este producto e tornou-se um dos meus essenciais quando me maquilho.

My eye makeup after 8h
Maquilhagem ao fim de 8h 

I hope you liked this little post. Please, subscribe to my youtube channel for some reviews and makeup looks. 
If you have any suggestions or comments please feel free to write to me down bellow, I would love to hear from you :)

Espero que tenham gostado deste pequeno post. Por favor, subscrevam ao meu canal do youtube se quiserem ver reviews e videos de maquilhagem.
Se tiverem alguma duvida ou sugestão por favor escrevam-me :)


quarta-feira, 7 de setembro de 2016

Maquillalia Haul: Makeup Revolution, Tonymoly, NYX and L.A.Girl.

Hey dolls!

I am sorry I've been absent for so long but I caught a horrible laryngitis and then went on vacation with my family to Spain and ended up not doing much. But now I am healthy again and back to business!

 I hope your Summer was amazing and that you're recharged for a new work year (unless you haven't gone on vacs yet than Hold on! you'll get there! :) )

 So today I bring you a small haul from the Maquillalia website. While I was in Spain I did see some of the products here mentioned but I noticed they were more expensive than on the website...having the tight hand I have on my economies I just rather buy them where I can find the cheapest prices. 

You can watch my video of this Haul on Youtube as well:

This is what I got

In total I spent 47,54 euros, with free shipping and taxes already included in the total price. As usual the shipping was super fast and it arrived 24h after I placed my order. They always do an amazing job with the packaging and all the products were sealed.

Now for the goodies ^^

First let's start with the 2 single shadows I got from Makeup Revolution. I am trying to embrace the colorful look but,being a neutral kind of girl, I thought I should start slow. With that in mind I picked two shadows that are colorful but not too "in your face". They are Insomnia (a beautiful purple jewel  tone) and Eden ( a dark emerald). Jewel tones are great for the fall and also to bring that hint of color without being too much. These were 1,45 euros each and honestly these are the cheapest eyeshadows I ever got...I would be worried but I have used MUR for a while now and I never had any problems so I trust the brand.

Swatches: Insomnia (left) and Eden (right) -1,45 euros each.

As you can see by the pictures these shadows are really pigmented (or at least they seem to be). I have yet to test them on the lids but they seem really promising and with next to none fall out. 
I will post a review on them after I have had the chance to try them out so keep tuned! 

Now onto lipsticks! I got 3 lipsticks this time, two of them in unsual colors and a nude one. As most of you makeup lovers, I have seen the pictures on pinterest and instagram of those black lips and grey lips and well...I wanted in! I have loved the black lipstick look for the longest time but, being so pale, I am always afraid of looking "dead". After I saw a few youtube videos of very pale princesses I finally gathered the courage and decided to try this trend out. And since I was gonna take the plunge I wanted to try the blue-ish grey one as well... I ended up getting the L.A. Girl matte lipsticks in Raven ( Black) and Poetic (Blue-ish grey). These were 4,95 euros each and they seem really creamy and not drying.

L.A. Girl Matte Lipsticks in Raven (black) and Poetic (Blue-ish grey), 4,95 euros each.

The nude I got is from the Rose Gold collection from Makeup Revolution and is called Chauffer. This color was sold out for the longest time and I've had my eye on it ever since it came out. 
The packaging is beautiful as you can see but the color is warmer than what I was hoping....

Makeup Revolution Rose Gold lipstick in Chauffer (4,99 euros).

I also got a first for me: the Tonymoly Golden Mushroom Sleeping Mask. Unfortunately, our skin doesn't always remain beautiful and flawless and I've been noticing some fine lines wanting to show up. Since then I have been on a quest for products that might help delay that process. While researching I came across this little cutie. I am certain most of you have hear of the brand and like me have been wanting to try something out. Well, I'm going to start with this. All the reviews I found online were really good and hopefully I will have good things to say about it as well.This mask is a leave on mask. You put it on at night and it will be absorbed as you sleep. Again I will post a review later on, once I have had the time to put it to the test. 

Tonymoly Golden Mushroom sleeping mask (12,90 euros).

Lastly, I got the NYX lavender concealer and Duo LATEX FREE Lash Glue. Being of pale skin I have always had trouble finding a concealer that is light enough to do something for me. Usually the concealers I can find in Portugal are a bit too dark and we all know that doesn't work when you need to use concealer. Again, I took it to the web and ended up finding something that recommended the Lavender shade of the NYX concealer for very pale skins. I hope this works because I need something "drugstore" that I can afford and rely on...fingers crossed!

NYX concealer in the shade Lavender (6,90 euros)

As for the lash glue, I needed something Latex free because I always tear up and get red eyes when I use the normal DUO lash glue. I figured out it might be the latex because, when using latex free glues, I never have that problem. 

I hope you have enjoyed this post and please return to check the reviews. Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions :)

Have a wonderful week and till next time


quarta-feira, 22 de junho de 2016

NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Cherry Skies

Hello cuties!
Olá fofuras!

This week I received a surprise in the mail from NYX. You may not know but I entered the NYX Awards Portugal 2016 with a look inspired in the White and Black Swan characters of the Swan Lake ballet. I did not get past the first phase so I wasn't expecting to get anything but seems like just entering gives you a little gift...in my case, it was the NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Cherry Skies and the Lip Primer in Deep Nude as well as a card thanking me for entering. 

Esta semana recebi uma prendinha no correio da NYX. Podem não saber mas eu entrei no concurso da NYX Awards Portugal 2016 com um look inspirado nos cisnes Branco e Negro do bailado "O lago dos Cisnes" (podem ver o video no meu canal do youtube). Infelizmente não passei da primeira eliminatória e por isso não esperava receber nada, mas parece que só entrar dá direito a um mimo...no meu caso foi o Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick na cor Cherry Skies e o Lip Primer em Deep Nude, juntamente com um cartão a agradecer a participação.

NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Cherry Skies and the Lip Primer in Deep Nude 
NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick em Cherry Skies e Lip Primer em Deep Nude 

Now I am going to give you my honest opinion on these products because I think that's what we go on these blogs to find out: if it's worth spending the money or not...in my case I would say no! First the color is really dark for my skin color. I could pull out a vampy look with this but I didn't really like it...So here are the bullet points about the NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Cherry Skies:

  • The product is creamy and doesn't have a scent (yay!);
  • The color doesn't apply evenly and the doe foot applicator is a bit too long for my taste;
  • It feels sticky on the lips before it dries and a wee bit drying after a while;
  • It does get patchy once it has settled;
  • The color rubs off on your teeth and gums (yeah that was a surprise to me ass well);
  • If you have the misfortune of touching your lips for any reason, it WILL STAIN!
I have to say the staining was what I most displeased about. You don't want to have a red stain around your lips...it's not pretty...The color I can overlook it because I didn't pick the color and how could they know I am as pale as wall?! Meh...

Agora esta review é a minha opinião honesta, pois creio que é para isso que lemos estes blogs: se vale a pena gastar dinheiro com o produto ou não...no meu caso eu diria que não! Primeiro a cor não é correcta para o meu tom de pele, um pouco escura. Eu podia fazer um look vampy com esta cor mas não gosto dela...Aqui está a lista sobre o producto:

  • O produto é cremoso e não tem cheiro (yay!);
  • A cor não é aplicada de modo uniforme e o aplicador é um pouco comprido demais para o meu gosto;
  • Fica um pouco "pegajoso" nos lábios até secar e um pouco seco após secar;
  • Nota-se as diferenças de grossura do producto nos lábios após secar;
  • O batom fica nos dentes e nas gengivas (sim, também me surpreendeu);
  • Se por azar tocarem nos lábios, TINGE!
Tenho que dizer o facto de tingir é o que menos me agradou. Não queremos ter uma marca vermelha à volta dos lábios...não é bonito...A cor eu consigo ultrapassar pois não fui eu que escolhi a cor e eles não sabiam que eu sou branca como a cal...Meh...

Cherry Skies on the lips
Cherry Skies nos lábios

Stain it leaves if you wipe the lipstick...you can imagine how the lips looked...
Marca que fica ao remover o batom (sem removedor)...imaginam como fica nos lábios...

It does come off completely with makeup remover as long as you don't move it prior to that...otherwise you're gonna have a red stain like the one on the picture...

As for the lip primer, I liked it but remember to exfoliate your lips prior to using it so there won't be any dry patches. The color is neutral and it gives a good base for the lipstick. I am actually looking forward to using it with the matte lipstick from Inglot that I reviewed a while ago.

Overall: maybe if you apply the lip cream with a lip brush it will be better...

I hope this was useful and please leave your comments or advise bellow. I will see you all soon :)

O producto sai completamente, usando removedor, desde que não tenha sido mexido antes disso...senão fica marca como vêem na fotografia...

Quanto ao Lip Primer, posso dizer que gostei mas é preciso exfoliar os lábios antes de o aplicar para não haver partes secas. A cor é neutra e funciona perfeitamente como uma base para o batom. Tenho que experimentar com o batom matter da Inglot sobre o qual fiz uma review à uns tempo.

Conclusão: talvez se for aplicado com um pincel de lábios, o batom fique melhor...

Espero que tenha sido util esta pequena review e por favor deixem os vossos comentários ou conselhos em baixo. Até breve :)


sexta-feira, 17 de junho de 2016

Fashion Truck Portugal!!

Olá meus amores!!

Este post é para as minhas queridas de Portugal ^^

Desculpem a demora entre posts mas tenho andado como uma barata tonta, de um lado para o outro! Uma das coisas que estive a fazer foi Makeups no espaço Fashion Truck que esteve no Parque Nascente de 9 a 12 de Junho e que estará em Guimarães de 16 a 19 de Junho.

Esta iniciativa foi uma idea dos Shoppings Parque Nascente e Espaço Guimarães de dar um miminho às clientes femininas dos espaços. Aqui podem arranjar o cabelo, fazer uma makeup bem bonita e pintar as unhas...tudo de GRAÇA! ahhh pois é!

O que eu gosto e sempre gostei da maquilhagem e afins é o facto de que as clientes saem com um sorriso no rosto e isso é uma prenda para mim. Poder ajudar a fazer o dia de alguém é das coisas melhores que há!

Neste espaço, além de mimos, houve também um conjunto de actividades, desde a presença de várias bloggers com dicas de beleza, fitness e moda e até musica ao vivo e cocktails de frutas (sem álcool). Todas a meninas são bem vindas, dos 0 aos 100 e além!

Por isso aqui fica um convite! Eu amanhã vou estar no Espaço Guimarães a fazer makes das 15 às 22 da noite...se estiverem por perto passem por lá e venham ficar ainda mais lindas!

Aqui ficam umas fotozinhas do fim de semana passado para criar um pouco de água na boca ;)

A banquinha dos cocktails, mais "mocktails" pois não têm alcoól mas sabem tão bem ^^

Aqui a menina com um mocktail de morango...coisinha boa!

Musica ao vivo e um espaço "blogger" onde estiverem algumas convidadas a dar conselhos de beleza, moda e fitness.

Tive a oportunidade de maquilhar a apresentadora Carolina Patrocínio, do Fama Show, que fez entrevistas para o canal da SIC.

Espero ver-vos lá! 

Entretanto dêem uma olhadela ao meu ultimo video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rti_Xo_eD-k e sigam-me no instagram para noticias a toda a hora em @Niobe_Ema ^^

Beijinhos e até à próxima!


terça-feira, 24 de maio de 2016

Signature look - Rose gold and taupe

Hey all! I'm back! ^^
Olá a todos!!! Estou de volta!! ^^

On this post I am going to talk a bit about the new video I posted on youtube. This is my second video EVER and damn now I know why YouTubers end up turning it into a full time job when and if they are able. It takes so long to edit!!! and film but OMG the editing!!! xD I keep trying to make the videos short and they end up over 18 minutes long with the intro and what not...also I realized I have the voice of a 14 year old when recorded hehe what a disaster!!! But I will get better at it!!

So after this little rant here is the video!!

English version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzNXwpsCAfE

Neste post eu vou falar-vos um poquinho sobre o novo video de Youtube que postei. Este é o meu segundo video e uau agora eu sei porquê os YouTubers acabam por tornar isto uma profissão (quando podem). Demora séculos a editar!! e filmar mas CRUZES a edição!! xD Eu bem tento fazer videos mais curtos mas acabo com videos de mais de 18 minutos depois de por a intro e isso tudo...também me apercebi que tenho a voz de uma criança de 14 anos quando gravo hehe que falhanço!! Mas vou melhorar!!!

Depois deste pequeno desabafo, aqui está o video!!

Versão Portuguesa : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHjMsISF_H4

This is the look that came out...it's my go-to look when I can't be bothered to think and it's fairly simple just requires a LOT of blending!!

Este é o look...é um look que eu uso muito no dia-a-dia quando não consigo pensar em coisas novas para experimentar. É um look simples mas tem MUITO blending!!

The products I used on this look, I have already reviewed here. They were the New-trals vs Neutrals palette from Makeup Revolution, Death by Chocolate and the Catrice Pure Shimmer Highlighter.

Os produtos que utilizei neste look eu já postei aqui no blog e fiz review. Foram a palette New-trals vs Neutrals da Makeup Revolution, Death by Chocolate e o iluminador Pure Shimmer da Catrice.

On the lips I used NYX's Thalia round lipstick and L'Oreal's Rosewood lip liner. For the eyebrows I use an orange shade from the Flawless Matte palette also by Makeup Revolution.

Nos lábios utilizei a cor Thalia da NYX e o lápis de lábios da L'Oreal na cor Rosewood. Para preencher as sobrancelhas usei uma sombra laranja da palette Flawless Mattes também da Makeup Revolution. 

I think the video is very easy to follow and the look is a simple everyday look that you can dress up or down. It's really a statement makeup look that, after becoming familiar with the steps,  is done in just a few minutes.

Eu acho que o video é fácil de seguir e o look é simples, bom para todos os dias ou para uma ocasião mais especial. É um statement look que, depois de alguma prática, se faz rapidamente.

I really hope you liked both the video and this post, please subscribe to my YouTube channel (I promise the videos will get shorter...to max 8 minutes) and maybe give it a thumbs up too? hehe you would make me very happy :)

Espero mesmo que tenham gostado tanto do video como do post, e se sim, por favor subscrevam ao meu canal do YouTube (prometo que os videos vão ficar mais curtos, com um máximo de 8 mins) e talvez lhe possam dar um like? hehe Ficaria mesmo muito feliz :)

Thank you all and see you next time!

Obrigada a todos e até à próxima!

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