Green it all

Hello sweeties,

First make-up *tutorial* here yey! I’m in a green mood these last times. I must say that Hélène’s and Margaux’s green make-ups has something to do with that.

I did a greens gradient, with some pearly touches to illuminate. There’s like a nice beetle effect or whatever, but I didn’t manage to take pics of it, meh. Hope you like it anyway.

Green it all 1 © WinaBase :
Eye Color Fix – Agnès b.
Maximum Coverage Concealer – E.L.F.
Tone Correcting Powder – E.L.F.

Make-up :
Monobulle Effets Spéciaux in Vert et Rose – Agnès b.
Mineral eyeshadow in Outdoorsy – E.L.F.
Outrageous Metallic in Beige – Sephora
Mineral eyeliner in Black – E.L.F
Total Lash Cover – Milani (on top lashes)
Exact Lash Mascara – E.L.F (on bottom lashes)

Eye brushes (all from E.L.F.):
Eyeshadow Brush
Eyeblending Brush
Defining Eye Brush
Studio Small Angled Brush

Green it all step by step Wina

Blend blend blend, add the mineral eyeliner on the water lines, apply mascara and we’re good.

Green it all © WinaGreen it all' © Wina

Put some glitter on it

Hello sweeties,

Yes, I know. ANOTHER NAIL POST. I must say that I’d like to talk about something else, but I don’t really have the time to. I haven’t been to the cinema for quite a while, I don’t have the time to read graphics (I really, really miss that), I’m not doing cooking experiences at the moment, I’m not that much on the Internet neither. Because, you know, the word that can’t be said… EXAMS. But I promise next month will be funnier.

Back to the nails. I wanted to try Smoldering by NYX for a while, because that colour intrigued me, as I couldn’t really identify it.

Smoldering & Dorthy 1 © Wina

In the bottle it looks like an iridescent brown. But on the nails, I have to admit that I’m pretty floored. It’s between very dark brown and charcoal. I’m very tempted to say that it’s a fake black, with a fine purple undertone. It’s very pretty, but hard to define and to take a pic of it. I really like this shade, but, of course, I couldn’t help myself putting some glitter on it.

glitterI used Dorthy by NYX, 2 coats on the ring fingers and applied in gradient on the other nails. The 2 nail polishes really match, as the light iridescent side of Smoldering softens the colour. I think if I applied Dorthy on a real black, it would be too kitsch, too much.

Smoldering & Dorthy 2 ©WinaSmoldering & Dorthy 3 © Wina

I believe Smoldering would do a great base for galaxy nails. I should try another time. Meanwhile, you can buy Smoldering and Dorthy here.

This isn’t black

Hello sweeties,

Confession time. Concerning nail polishes, I’m a colour extremist. YES, AN EXTREMIST. I usually adore pale or very dark shades. And glitters. Always. Lavender Mute by NYX is one of my favourite nail polish, as Robotic, still by NYX, is too.

Robotic 1 © WinaOh you gorgeous, gorgeous Robotic. Black base with tiny blue and teal glitters. The rendering is fabulous. The glitters don’t “shout out”, it’s very fine and sophisticated.
Here’s the result after 3 coats and no top coat :

Robotic 2 © WinaRobotic 3 © WinaI really recommend NYX nail polishes, they’re cheap, the resistance is good and the colours are fantastic. It’s absolute good value. If you had a crush too, you can buy it here for $2.

Pink hedgehog

Hello hello sweeties,

I’m in a super good mood today. I guess it’s because the sun is back in town, yoohoo! But let’s talk about serious girly business : mascara.

Total Lash Cover 1 © WinaI think Naris Up Wink Up Perfect Style Mascara (WUPSM in the following lines) is my favorite of all time (yet). I still have some, but I’m using Total Lash Cover by Milani at the moment. I mainly bought it because of its INSANE brush. Look at that :

Total Lash Cover 2 © WinaIt’s both frightening and fascinating ha. The brush is composed of 3 different zones. It looks like there’s a classical mascara brush part, but the thickness of the fibers are different depending on the place. The extremities have neon green fibers that are a bit thicker than the white central fibers. And there’s what I call the pink hedgehog part, made of plastic spikes.

Total Lash Cover 3 © WinaThe application is quite fun. This is how I do : I first apply with the fibers part to give volume to the eyelashes. Then, I use the pink hedgehog part to separate the lashes. But beware! Try to not hurt yourself with that part. I’m not kidding, it really is unpleasant. You’ll laugh less when it’ll happen.

The result after a coat is great. Nice volume, very intense black lashes and length is ok. The real bonus is the perfect hold of the curve. After 2 coats, clumps start to form. But it’s not as dramatic than after 3 coats, when the lashes look like spidergrams.

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Total Lash Cover 4 © Wina

Naked eye // Eyelash curler + one coat

Total Lash Cover 5 © Wina

2 coats // 3 coats

You can buy Total Lash Cover here for less than $5!

Sangular

Hello sweeties,

Today, lipstick post.

I have a confession to make : I’m a lipstick addict. I have tens and tens of lipsticks, mainly red ones. I started to have this lipstick interest when I got to uni. Before that, I was wearing heavy black kohl on my eyes and that was all (sham gothic thing). Then, I bought a lipstick once, just to try (and because it was on sale ha). And it actually suited me and that’s how it became my make-up signature. At this period, I could go out without anything on my face, as long as I was wearing red lipstick (now my priority is my eyebrows, but I’ll talk about that another time).
 Then I became blonde and it totally changed my way to make up. I used to be convinced that the make-up for blonde/make-up for brunette thing was bullshit. But it actually isn’t. I had to leave my red lipsticks because it didn’t suit me anymore. And now that I’m a brunette again, I rediscover the pleasure to wear some.

For 2-3 years, I was a M.A.C Russian Red aficionado. That was the Holy-Grail lipstick, the perfect one, the one that I was going to wear the rest of my life.
But 2 months ago I received Illamasqua Sangers thanks to a Juste Sublime contest. And I changed my mind.

Sangers 1 © Wina

I’m a big fan of the packaging

Sangers 2 © WinaSangers 3 © Wina

The pigmentation is wonderful. There’s no need to apply coats and coats of lipstick to have a nice rendering.
Sangers is a true red. It’s not tending to be raspberry, contrary to what the following pictures may make it seem. It’s neither what I could call a warm red. Note that Sangers is more yellow undertoned than Russian Red. The colour isn’t dark or light. On the website, it’s said that it’s a blood red, but it actually isn’t that dark and browny. It’s the perfect femme fatale red.

Sangers 4 © WinaI’d say it’s a semi-creamy lipstick. The texture is kind of creamy, which permits a great application, but the rendering is not as greasy as a real creamy lipstick would do.
The resistance is really good. Not as good as a matte lipstick of course, but it does the job though.

Sangers 5 © WinaThis is my first Illamasqua product and I’m thrilled with it. I’ve heard a lot of good things about the brand before and I must say that, yes, it’s quality. Long live my new favourite red lipstick!

The First Days of Spring

Hello sweeties,

Yeepee, Spring! Spring and rain. Less yeepee. But yeepee anyway because I did my first *real* nail art thing.

FDOS 1 © Wina

That’s not the neatest work in the world, but I feel pretty proud about it. I thought it would look worse ha. It’s not too bad after all.

FDOS 2 © Wina

Here’s the steps for those happy feeling nails :
– Base with All in one from Essie
– 3 coats (yes, 3) of Muted Lavender from NYX
– Cloudy effect with white nail polish applied with a make up sponge
– Branches drawn with a thin brush and black nail polish + Smoldering from NYX to soften (but you can barely see it, meh)
– Flowers done with dots of white nail polish, Nude Peach from NYX and St-Tropez from Mavala for the pinks
– Topcoat with Good to go from Essie

Et voilà.

FDOS 3 © WinaYup, this thumb is my pride.

You’re now ready to watch Noah and The Whale’s film for The First Days of Spring, their best album. One of the best on Earth ever, actually.

Burning hands

Hello sweeties,

Yeeey! A post about NAILS! YEEEY!

oh yeaaah
I really missed talking about beauty. If you guys knew, if you knew. Hope that the rain and the snow will soon stop falling over here, so that the light comes back, so that I could take some pics, so that I could show you my new beauty babies. YES, I’m super excited about this idea.

So, what do we have for today? The *new* UNE nail polish collection.

UNE nailpolish 1 © WinaThey’re out since January, but I didn’t have the time to blog and stuff (understand “lazy”).

I own the shade C09. Look at this colour. A beauty. It’s a red-brown, very warm, chic and distinguished. I was quite surprised at the application, I didn’t expect such a wonderful colour. In the bottle, it looks like there’s a hint of white in it, but it’s not so obvious once on the nails. The result is fantastic, after 2 coats the colour is perfectly unified and shiny. 

UNE nailpolish 2 © Wina

There’s no topcoat. Can you believe that?

It dries pretty quickly and the resistance is good. The brush is wonderful, very easy and practical to use. And last but not least, the composition is mainly of natural origin, which makes the smell less strong than usual nail polishes.

I am honestly thrilled about it, this is for sure one of my favourite nail polish, not only by the colour, but by the whole product.
But just one thing : what the hell is this opening system? This might be  little to *original* for me. I really don’t see the point of having a cap that you have to pull off to get access to the brush. Putting some high-tech or whatever is cool, but make it useful (hey! It rhymes!). This is something that really upsets me. Plus, I guess that a classic opening system would have lower the price of the nail polish.

Apart from that, it’s all perfect. It’s a little expensive to me, count about 13€ for a bottle, but it’s quite worth it.

UNE nailpolish 3 © Wina