vineri, 30 octombrie 2015

Review - Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Palette Holiday 2015

Holiday palette alert!

Hey babes,

Today I'll show you my newest palette that I purchased - the limited edition Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Palette for Holiday 2015. 

I must admit, as everyone else, this is much smaller than the previous palette and the blushes. The blushes from the start are smaller than the powders so...imagine this. BUT , the quality is there, and if you don't want to buy the 6 in full-size, than this is for you!

You must see the bright side in anything!

If you're not a make-up artist and you want this just for yourself and for daily use, I mean everyday you wear make-up, than this is perfect for you!

If you want to use it just once a week, buy the products you like in one size and use it . But hey, who am I to tell you what to buy, you're a make-up collector and want to have it, go for it!

As other bloggers/vloggers stated, you get less products for the money - 80$ , but you have 6 small Hourglass products which have different uses. 

It is stated on their website to be " everything you need to brighten , finish, highlight and contour "  in one small , clutch sized palette. Yet, I must dissagree in some point. 
Dim light and Diffused light are not matt, and neither Luminous bronze light...just these are not good for super oily skin types.

You can bronze up your face a bit with Liminous bronze light but you can't contour your nose with it...please, do not!

The packaging is very pretty , the same material as the previous palette and the full size products.

Palette includes 6 shades:

• IRIDESCENT STROBE LIGHT (NEW): A rose pearl powder that gives a refined glow to the complexion.
• LUMINOUS FLUSH: A champagne rose blush fused with Luminous Light to evoke a candlelit glimmer.
• MOOD EXPOSURE: A soft plum blush fused with Mood Light to brighten the complexion.
• LUMINOUS BRONZE LIGHT - a medium tan shade fused with Luminous Light for a softer, candlelit warmth.
• DIM LIGHT: A neutral peach beige powder that blurs imperfections and highlights the complexion.
• DIFFUSED LIGHT: A soft, warm, pale yellow powder that conceals redness and gives skin clarity

Swatches in order


Gorgeous shades which can be use carefully on almost every skin type/tone

Versatile - you can use the new highlighter on the eyes, it looks stunning!!

Very smooth texture and doesn't look cacky no matter how much you apply! Good for begginers as well.

Very pigmented! Be carefull on the blushes, you only need a tiny bit!!

Large mirror

Looks pretty in pictures


The powders does not set the concealer well. My under eye area is dry , so I apply a creamy liquid concealer to highlight. When I fixed it with Diffused light it creased....
What I do is fix my concealer with a little bit of translucent powder - Mufe HD, and after I apply a small amount of this. Than it is secured.

Small amount of product for the price

What do you think? Buy or Pass??!?!

I don't regret getting it, and I will use it to the max!!


luni, 19 octombrie 2015

Beauty News by The Body Shop

In October 2015, The Body Shop is launching its new fragrance Black Musk, following the traditional White Musk from 1981 and Red Musk from 2014.

      Black Musk is announced as the darkest and the most sensual of all the scents.
It represents a contrast between light, sweet flavors and dark musk with oriental woods.
                         The creation is signed by Cecile Matton and Ralf Schwieger.

Black Musk is available as 60 ml Eau de Toilette, 50 ml Eau de Parfum and 20 ml Perfume Oil.

The Body Shop - " Musk - It is one of the most potent pheromones by nature, so we created the darkest Cruelty-free musk and we wrapped it in the sweetest natural ingredients to get the sensual, most powerful musk scent "

Its notes - pear bambinella, spiced with pink pepper and Bergamot ; heliotrope , black vanilla notes,
black musk, patchouli and vetiver.

Can't wait to smell it!

Shade adjusting drops

How cool is this?
This is something every MUA should have!
I was just searching on YouTube how to change the shade of your foundation...the only thing I could find and use was to use food coloring pigments...well, wasn't going to try that!

These are just genius! 

           How do they work?

1. Apply your foundation that you want to modify on the back of your hand , so that the product warms up and you can work easier with it.
2. Apply the shade adjusting drops you want to use - light or dark .
3. Voila. You have a mathcing foundation now!

Its formula is light and let's the skin breath.  Is infused with English rose water and aloe vera, both 100% from organic sources. It claimes not to log the pores.

The finish it is said to be semi-mat with a hind of glow. Hmmm 

The Lightening shade has a concentration of white and pink pigments which help lightening the shade of your darker foundation , while neutralizing the yellow in the olive toned foundations.

1 Drop = 1/2 shade lighter

The Darkening shade has a concentration of black and red undertones , keeping this way the deep tones of the dark  foundations.

1 Drop = 1/2 shade darker

What do you think??


joi, 15 octombrie 2015

Review Glazel Visage Eyeshadows & Pigments

Hey dolls!

Here is the review for the lovely pro make-up brand - Glazel Visage  - That you can find here.

The brand is Polish and is around for a while but only this year they arrived in Romania, but you can find them in other countried in Europe as well. Not sure about US though..

The brand has a variaty of products perfect for everyone. I recommend you get the personalized pallete and fill it and with colours you desire . More economic and fun!

Magnetic personalized shadow.

I wanted some pastel shades, dark shades a have way too many. 
The S47 , S51 S40 are cool toned shades while the other are more on the warm side. 

Now, the pigmentation is there, on the application you have to work a bit. I recomand dabbing the product not swipe it. You can always built it up anyway. 

Not all the shades have the same fall out . The S47 is much more dustier than the others. 
They creamy but you still have some fall out. No problem!

I like to apply also the satin shades  - 2 and 130 - on a cream base , to that the colour pops. 

My fave is S40 

Now these are some gorgeous pigments 
I love the quality and formula, the colour payoff is amazing!

The white A7 is a gorgeous pearly shade with golden undertones. You can use it as a semi glitter on top of eyeshadows using your finger or worn as an only shade. 

Cameleon C2 is stunning! I used it on clients also and they loved it! It is a warm teal with reddish undertones to it . 

Pigments can be used in multiple ways. You can apply them with a wet brush, but then grab a tiny bit, otherwise you will have a patchy application and fallout. 
I like to apply them on a creamy sticky base dry. That way I can control more the product .

If the colours are not good enough for you you always have the posibility to mix them for a unique signiture shade!

Glazel Visage Lipgloss nr 8 - light weight and easy to wear during the day. 
Not so sticky and it is what it's said, a lipgloss. The color pay off is not as opaque as liquid lipsticks but you will still have some colour on your lips.

The camouflage cream comes in a small package but it is very consistent. 
You only need a tiny bit to cover and I recommend using your finger for applying it! The product will warm up and the application will be much more easier with less product!

The colour I have is 2 and it is a cool toned beige.

What do you think?

Have you tried them?


miercuri, 14 octombrie 2015

Perfume of the week : Irresistible Woman by Gerovital

Hey ladies,

Fianlly a new Perfume of the week. It's not that I don't want to write about them , it's because I almost wrote about every perfume I own . Oh wel.., still some left, so watch out!

You know I have a passion for perfumes....I like to collect them, and wear each and every single day another perfume! Sometimes I abuse of some, in a nice way, wear them days in row, but! I am not a typical person when it comes to pufs. I don't like to spray 20 puffs on me...I usually go for 3... is that too little? Or too much?
I know friends or guys who spray literally 15-20 puffs once. Leave me in the comments section what do you think!

So today I will show you my first Romanian perfume, Irresistible Women by Gerovital .
I am not obsessed with zodiac signs, but I am pretty sure the description of this perfume describes a Libra...

The bottle is very similar to Givenchy Irresistible Me, but the scent is not similar at all.

The bottle is glass while the cap is plastic. Even though , I like the design and the box. 

The perfume is described as a floral bouquet with some woody accents.

I find it summery, kinda sweet , elegant and sensual.

It's note include rose, raspberries, vanilla and mosk.

On my skin it lasts 4 to 6 hours, depends. 

Now that Farmec has opened stores in France, Greece, Italy etc, you will find it in stores or online. 
The price is very good - around 12 euros.

What do you think?


Video Tag - What's in my BAG ??

So here it is the hoghly requested video - What's in My Bag Tag. Even though it is in Romanian you can still see the products I carry with me around . 

I mentioned in the video I take these with me when I am usually out for half a day or all day. When I go out for dinner or a movie, I take a small bag with me carrying only my wallet, phone and lipstick. 

I don't like to pe surprised out and get desprate that is why I have a little bit of everything. 

Hope you enjoy it!


luni, 12 octombrie 2015

Review Thebodyneeds2 pigments , blushes , lipsticks

Hey babes,

I received this colourful package a while ago from and I really wanted to show you up-close photos of the products. At the end of the post you will see the first tutorial I did using a couple of pigments .

So thebodyneeds is an American company selling their own brand of products and MAC products in fraction, everything original , of course. I have purchased from them in the past and everything went irreproachably.

You can find mineral eyeshadows, crush pots, blushes, lipsticks, compacts, glitters and other make-up, everything good quality.

Since last year I have a thing for pigments, wheater they are matt, glittery or satin finish they all make the makeup stand out even more.

The packaging is simple, but I appreciate that because even though they are simple, they are resistent, and I know I pay much more for the products not for the package.

The lipsticks are extremely pigmented and creamy and resistent. 
You only need a tiny bit for an opaque look.
I really like them and would try other colours.

The blushes are very soft, pigmented and you only need a tiny bit. Playing hooky is more cool toned and iridescent  while Coral caress is more warm toned and matt. 

Look at these pigments! Needless to say they are gorgeous, pigmented, I applyed them on bare hand without primer...and this is the result! Stunning!

They are cruelty free, amazing quality and great value for the small price!

These are must have pigments for any makeup lover!

I can't pick one shade, they are all super gorgeous!

Check out the tutorial I did using some of the pigments!

What do you think?


joi, 8 octombrie 2015

Video Huge Haul - Press kits + bought Items

Hey babes,

    here is a huuuge haul + a way too long video, for which I am extremely sorry, I won't film again a video this long, but I hope you will still enjoy it!

You will see some items that I have received kindly from companies and some items which I bought myself. 

Links to everything above the pictures!


Mentioned items :

Ferrero acrylic chocolate box use as bijoux holder.

Gorgeous mink ESQIDO fake eyelashes here and long wear resistent Companion ESQIDO eyelash glue WITHOUT latex !

Use code lorena20 for 20% off!!

Have you tried anything?


miercuri, 7 octombrie 2015

Review Nivea Care & Colour lip balms

Autumn and winter is the time of the year when I take out from the stash a tonn of lip care products and I take good care of my lips, since I hate dry skin on them and, I must admit it hurts when they break.
Another reason why I take good care of my lips is lipstick . As you may know, and I'm sure I'm not the only one, I am a lipstick addict  - and patchy lips is never in trend. I hate when lipstick looks bad on dry lips , so I prefer to not forget.

There are many brands I likeand I use, but today I am going to tell you some beauty news since Nivea is launching 3 new coloured lip balms.

They are called Care and Colour lip balsm and they come in 3 colours - nude, rose and red. None of them is super strong, so don't worry. They will give you a nice coloured touch to your lips. 

The lip balms have a innovative formula for an intense feeling of softness:
 The middle part contains panthenol that nourishes from the inside towards the sensitive skin of the lips, while the outer layer gives them bright colors and offers freshness.

They are great value ~ 3 euros for 4.8 gr 

My fave is Rose. What's yours?


luni, 5 octombrie 2015

Video :GRWM : Birthday Make-up + Hair

Hello my beauties,

Today I filmed a very special video which I hope you will like and enjoy - Get Ready With Me for my Birthday !! YeeeY! I'm turning 26 today , and I am so happy I can spend it with the love of my life, Andy and with you, my fabulous subscribers !!

Thank you SOOO incredibly much for all the support you have showed me throughout the years, since 2012 , when I first started!
Back in the day I wasn't so punctual and consistent in my posts and videos, but now , thanks to you I have my happy place here on the blog and on my YouTube channel, which is so relaxing and I make everything with much love!

I am so incredibly happy I can share this with you and all the special videos that are coming !

Enjoy !



MAC studio fix fluid in NC20
P2 concealer
Giorgio Armani Powder
NARS Laguna bronzer and Orgasm Blush
The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer


Glazel visage eyeshadows in s51, s40, 334, s47, 130 , 2
Nars Orgasm Blush
Catrice Plum eyeshadow
Oriflame black eyeshadow
Inglot gel 77
MAC Mascara Buzette mink eyelashes


Sinsational Cosmetics lip polish in Leave me breathless


Irresistible Me 8 in one hair curler - use code IrresistibleLorena for $$ OFF

Did you like it?


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