Δευτέρα, 23 Νοεμβρίου 2015

DIY: Frappe maker makeover

Hello lovelies, time for a DIY post. October was breast cancer awareness month so I did my bit and bought a pink Kitchen Aid blender. It's more expensive than the other colors because they donate the extra money you pay to the cause. Besides being a pretty adition to my counter, I use it every day to purée fruit for the baby and occasionally make smoothies. Next to it is my husband's frappe maker. He drinks frappe even in winter! It's a simple and masculine black color. Or it was! Until a few days ago. I got his permission to paint it pink so it matches my blender, yay! 'Just don't paint everything in the house pink!'he said! So now they sit next to each other in pink harmony!! I love it! I used spray paint once again as in most my painting projects. This is the first time I spray painted an appliance! Have you ever tried it? It's not so hard. Just be sure to protect the parts you don't want to paint like I did with masking tape. Take a look and tell me what you think.

Σάββατο, 10 Οκτωβρίου 2015

NOTD: Avon 'Barely There' gel finish nail polish

Hello lovelies, the colour of choice for the past week was a nude beige and even though I rarely go for nude and browns, I must confess I liked it. It's a nice warm beige that compliments most skintones. The nail polish itself is great and lasts more than a week on my nails without chipping. I tried cheaper gel finish nail polishes and they only lasted 2-3 days. So if you want a mani that lasts don't buy the cheapest nail polish available. Its worth spending just a bit more and also don't forget to use top coat! A little goes a long way! How much do you usually spend on nail polish? Do you buy drugstore or high end brands? xoxoxo

Πέμπτη, 1 Οκτωβρίου 2015

Lipstick Love: YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis a levres, 201

Hello lovelies, October is here and it's getting chilly even here in Greece! A lot of you are already wearing burgundy, wine and berry shades but I can't get enough of bright reds and fuchsias these days! This YSL darling is a hybrid between a lipgloss and a lipstick.I never wear lipliner when I'm trying a new lipstick for the first time but I'm really looking forward to wearing this with lipliner,too. It's very high shine and not at all sticky. It's very vivid and you can build it up for even more intense colour. I'm wearing two layers and it's very impressive! The packaging is gorgeous as all YSL products. It's worth the splurge if you can afford it. What colour lips are you rocking today?? xoxoxo

Τρίτη, 29 Σεπτεμβρίου 2015

H&M Baby mini haul

Hello lovelies, I went shopping yesterday to pick up a few things for the baby because he's outgrown almost all of his clothes. He's 4 months old now and he's not so tiny any more! By the way, you can blame him for my not being very active on the blog!!! :) Here's a peak at what I got him. xoxoxo

Κυριακή, 27 Σεπτεμβρίου 2015

Essence lipliner pencils review and swatches

Hello lovelies, if you follow my Instagram you have already seen these babies (and if not, go ahead and follow me at @miouprincess for frequent updates and a lot of cute photos.) I wanted to buy all the essence lipliners the store had,but unfortunately these were the only colors left.  Then I thought maybe it was for the best and I should try them first and see if they are worth anything. So I tried them and all I can think of is where I can find more of them!!! They are amazing!! They are super soft and pigmented and you can even wear them as lipstick! Of course, I recommend using some lipstick too, but I tried them on without lipstick since I wanted to test them out. The color is vibrant and they glide so smooth on the lips like butter! They are definitely great value for money and better than a lot of more expensive brands. The only downside is that because they are so soft you may find it hard to line your lips precisely. The solution is to use a brush ( my preferred one) or put them in the fridge for a couple of minutes before using them. I give them 9/10 and I will repurchase for sure. The colors I tried are 'Femme Fatale' n.14 and 'Red Blush' n.8. I liked 'Femme Fatale' a bit more! Have you tried them? What's your favourite drugstore brand for lipliner pencils? xoxoxo

Πέμπτη, 24 Σεπτεμβρίου 2015

First impressions - FOTD

Hello lovelies, this is today's makeup and my opinion of a few things I tried for the first time. Avon's Ideal luminous highlighter 'Revitalised'  and AeroVolume mascara and Essence lipliner n.14 'Femme Fatale'. The highlighter is a pretty peachy pink that leaves a hint of colour and a subtle sheen. The mascara was a nice surprise!! I didn't expect much of it because I have only loved 2 Avon mascaras but tried dozens!! It both lengthens and gives volume to your lashes and it separates them. They look perfectly combed and defined. I also find most (Avon) mascaras very liquid-y the first times I use them and like them better after a while, when they become more thick. Well, this one is not! It's amazing!! I want to use it for a while and then I will do a review. But it really made a great first impression on me! And last but not least the lipliner by Essence.I have heard many good things about them and I wanted to buy all of them but only found 2 shades and the transparent one. 'Femme Fatale' is a classic red and it is so soft you can use it as a lipstick,too! Originally this post was to be dedicated to this lipliner but i liked the others products a lot, so they deserved a mention. I will definitely buy the rest of the colours as soon as I find them! Honestly, I liked this pencil more than some of my mac lipliner pencils! Have you tried any of the above products? Tell me what you think. xoxoxo 

Δευτέρα, 14 Σεπτεμβρίου 2015

Quick post: Great hair in five minutes!

Hello lovelies, contouring, baking, strobing,...they are awesome if you have all the time in the world.  But sometimes you don't even have the time to wash your hair!  That was the case for me a few days ago so I did a very simple 5 minute makeup and decided to try Batiste dry shampoo. And...omg, it works! You have great hair FAST! The one I got is for medium brunette hair and it has a hint of colour. It smells nec too! As of now, I am a convert, it will be a permanent addition to my hair products shelf. Have you tried dry shampoo? Which ones work for you? How much time do you usually spend getting ready? xoxo

Πέμπτη, 10 Σεπτεμβρίου 2015

OOTD: Black is the new black!

Hello lovelies, I've heard that breastfeeding helps you slim down fast after giving birth but this doesn't seem to be the case with me! On the contrary! But on the other hand, it's probably the first time in my life that I don't consider any food groups to be off-limits! So I might as well enjoy it while it lasts! I had to go buy new clothes, among which is this dress from Zara in neoprene. And I must say I like it! The fit is great, too! Besides the pink neoprene bikini I bought last summer, this is the first item of clothing I own that is made of neoprene, although the trend has been here for a while. Have you bought any neoprene clothes? Did you like them? xoxoxo 
Ps. Follow me on Instagram for more snapshots @miouprincess

Δευτέρα, 7 Σεπτεμβρίου 2015

4th Colour Day Festival, Thessaloniki, Greece

Hello lovelies, here are some photos from the Colour Day Festival that took place for the fourth year in Thessaloniki, Greece. It is a fun happening that takes place in other countries too. I think it was inspired by Holi in India. There was music and happy faces and bright colours everywhere! The outfit is basic, I thought my clothes might be ruined by the colours! Is there a Colour Day Festival where you live? Have you ever been to something similar? xoxoxo
T-shirt - Zara 
Leggings - H&M 
Bag - Avon (old) 
Sandals - Birkenstock