Friday, January 16, 2015

Debby Lipstick Swatches & Review

The Debby line was unknown to me prior to my last trip to Italy. I got these as part of my Christmas present, which gave me an opportunity of trying them out. Debby is an italian based make-up company, part of the Deborah Group. I don't know if you can tell from the pictures but they are mini sized lipsticks, which is really cute. I got the kissMYlips Sheer in Nr. 56, kissMYlips laque in Nr. 33, 38 & 42 and kissMYlips duo limited edition in Nr. 8 & 3.

The colours have a decent pigmentation, especially for being sheer lipsticks. Keep in mind that they are a drugstore brand, which I thought was only found in Italy but was surprised to spot them in a Bipa. All the lipsticks are berry scented and have Shea butter in them. They are a little bit hydrating, however if you have chapped lips they will accentuate the effect. 

When I first saw the Duo Lipstick I was unsure how you're supposed to use them without mixing the colours, but with a little patience it's doable and of course you can layer them. They are perfect for traveling, you want a hot pink lipstick one day and a purple one the have everything in one lipstick tube. Because of the mini size, all of them are good for traveling since you can pack more colours using less space, which is pretty darn sweet for make-up/lipstick junkies. 

As formula, even if they are pretty good, they do not compare to my YSL and Chanel ones, which have one of my favourite lipstick formulas. However I usually go for highly pigmented lipsticks, so it's not entirely fair to judge them equally, since the Debby ones are marketed as Sheer lipsticks. The plus side is that the Debby ones are probably an eighth of the price, so if your want to experiment with a bunch of colours it's the way to go. Hope you found this helpful.

Have a pink-tastic day!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Sands and Mattes Manicure

Haven't uploaded a manicure post since New Years, mainly because I wanted to give my nails a break to regenerate. For the first manicure of the year I went for a navy sand polish with a matte white on my accent finger. You could say I'm ready for the warmer months, seeing my rush to incorporate the navy style back into my life. However it's a more subdued navy style, not as summery. I went for a matte finish since I think it's more appropriate in the colder months, with that being said you can wear matte anytime of the year if you feel like it and I do.

I used OPI Sand nail Polish and Essie Blanc with an Essie matte top coat.

Have a pink-tastic day!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Home Decor Part 1

Hi Dolls!

This is a very unusual post for me, since I don't dabble in the art of interior design or decorating. However, since I moved a couple of months back, I thought of sharing with you some of the progress in decorating. The colour scheme of the room is baby pink and white with a few monochrome details. Since there is a lot of space and I didn't want to fill everything with the pink-white stripped boxes, I went ahead and used some nice bags for storage. You can feel my love for fashion and beauty by observing the room and small details. It isn't ready yet, however it's a progress. Hope you like it and someday I'll make a part 2. 

Have a pink-tastic day!

Monday, January 12, 2015

2015 Goals

A little bit late, but this gave me time to think through what I want to accomplish this year. Firstly let's analyse how 2014 went. My objectives where to be healthier, go more often to the gym, travel more and post regularly. I'm happy to say that I managed to keep all but one.

I did eat healthier and tried to make better choices when eating at a restaurant, which was a great step forward and shows that you can always make a healthier option no matter where you are eating. I'm not saying to get a salad everywhere, but avoid deep fried foods at least. Of course it's always good for the soul to have some cheat meals. Please don't deprive yourselves, just have some restraint not to eat unhealthy on a daily basis.

Sadly I didn't go to the gym more, again I was either going on a daily basis or skipping for a couple of months. It's good that at least I worked out hardcore when I was going, but still it wasn't more than the previous year.

I was really blessed and got to travel more, experience new places and cultures, which is the most beautiful way of spending time. Travel is more important than shopping and material things, it enriches your soul and provides new challenges, teachings, making you appreciate life more. Lastly I kept my goal of posting more and having variety on my blog.

Now enough of the reminiscing and let's discuss 2015 goals. Of course I want to keep the healthy lifestyle, but most importantly exercise more. This means not just going to the gym, but working out at home, even if it's doing some crunches. I think this is more realistically since my gym is kind of far from where I live and I get lazy. Keeping up the resolution of 2014, I want to post more regularly and improve my blog. I would like to read more for myself, not just Uni. Something that I think can enrich me as a person, is to be more grateful and I want to try my best to be more thankful for the people in my life. Last but not least, more traveling please! What are your resolutions ?

Have a pink-tastic day!