Diorskin Star by Dior

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A good foundation if you have oily skin, but with small imperfections on it.

Pros:
-it has a lightweight texture and finish;
-it doesn’t feel heavy, almost invisible like a second skin;
-easy to blend;
-buildable coverage;

Cons:
-it can exaggerate flaky skin or wrinkles;
-needs light layer of moisturizer underneath;
-attempting to blend mistakes after it sets can cause rolling or streaking, which is hard to correct;

 

MOTD 4: Balm Jovi Palette

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Makeup Products I used:

Base: Eyeshadow Base by ARTDECO

EyebrowsEssence eyebrow stylist set – 01 natural brunette style

Eye shadows: Iron Maid-in / Alice Copper / Blink 1982 / Moderato / Presto / Adagio – all from                                 the Balm Jovi Palette by theBalm

Eyeliner: Instant Liner by Clarins

Mascara: Grandiôse by Lancôme

El Gouna & Steigenberger Hotel – Egypt

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   My favorite place in Egypt is definitely El Gouna – also called “Venice of the Red Sea”.
It is located 20 km north of Hurghada. It is not like other resorts in Egypt, it has something special and it’s private – the perfect place to spend your family holiday.
I just love it. I have so many beautiful memories in this place.
The first holiday where me and my husband went together was here, so maybe this is the reason I like it so much.

The hotel we stood in was called Steigenberger Hotel .
It is very nice. Super clean. It has big rooms with large balconies and lots of swimming pools (for adults and for children). The hotel also has it’s own private beach.
All their meals are Open Buffet – and it is to die for. The food is very good and for every taste: egyptian cuisine, mediterranean cuisine, french cuisine, british cuisine, asian/indian cuisine etc. Everything was fresh, elegantly displayed and served.
I totally recommend this hotel !!

Balm Jovi – Rockstar Palette

TheBalm had a great idea to make this palette for all the people out there that are in love with the 80’s and 90’s rock bands.

High 5 for the cute names!

It is a great palette to take with u on a weekend trip or in any holiday – it’s perfect for traveling.

It has 12 eye shadows, 1 powder highlight, 1 powder blush and 2 lip/cheek products, so you can create a variety of looks with it.

 The eye shadows are highly pigmented, the colors are very nice and they last up to 8 hours.

Overall I think it is a wonderful palette , nicely done – so if you enjoy playing with different makeup looks and you like to find all you need in one palette – this is the product for you!12631359_448903835310050_8680520823798865196_n

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Bon Jovi – Eye Shadows Swatches

Heavy Metal Eyeshadows

  1. Metal-ica – metallic white shimmer
  2. Iron Maid-in – metallic gold shimmer
  3. Lead Zeppelin – dark olive green with gold shimmer
  4. Alice Copper –  burgundy with dark red shimmer

Classical Eyeshadows

  1. Adagio –  light nude matte
  2. Allegro – brown matte
  3. Moderato – dark eggplant matte
  4. Presto – dark brown matte

Alternative Rock Eyeshadows

  1. Blink 1982 – burl wood nude with sparkling gold shimmers
  2. The Stroke – matte navy blue with blue shimmers
  3. Rem – light lavender with gold shimmers
  4. Third Eye Blinded – light pale pink with nude shimmer12494867_598575876983749_2889277248116116530_n1935222_598577523650251_3198136713880578848_n
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    Balm Jovi – Face & Lip/Cheek Swatches

    Face

    1. Solid Gold – it is actually their famous Mary-Lou Manizer highlighter
    2. Don’t You Want Me – coral pink blush

    Lip/Cheek Color

    1. Milly nude pink 
    2. Vanilly – cherry red

     

    Pret: 155 lei 

    Cumparata de la: Marionnaud

Abaya Collection by Dolce&Gabbana

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If you love wearing abayas and you have the money to spend on designer brand items, then you are in for a surprise.

 According to Style.com/Arabia , Dolce & Gabbana has launched its very first abaya collection.

D&G completed a prêt-a-porter collection of abayas and hijabs. Some of the pieces have lace, embroidery and flower prints.

I must say this abayas are gorgeous and I love the fact that they used lace, because I am a lace lover.

This abayas are available for purchase in UAE.

 For more photos – check out Style Arabia – D&G Full Gallery

EXTREMELY YSL – Tuxedo Travel Palette by Yves Saint Laurent

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Another palette that I got from the Duty Free Shop is Extremely YSL – Tuxedo Travel Palette by Yves Saint Laurent. First I wanted to buy one from Dior, but when I saw this one I felt in love with the green eye shadow. I also like the clutch it comes in…so elegant and chic. This is a great palette to take with you in a weekend trip, especially if you do not have enough space to take lots of makeup products.

The Palette Contains:

3 Ombres Solo – No 1 Noir Etoilé / No 5 Vert Marine / No 14 Blanc d’Argent
1 Ombre 5 Lumiéres – No 2 Rose Bleuté
1 Ombre Duolumiéres – No 17 Noir Profond
1 Mini Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Shocking No 1 Noir
1 Highlighter – Powder Highlighter – No 2 Rose
1 Blush Radiance – Powder Blusher – No 4 Mate
3 Gloss – Solid Lipcolours
1 Rouge à Lèvres – Solid Lipcolour

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The Eye Shadows are highly pigmented and they blend very nice.
The Black Matte eye shadow has quite a bit of fallout.
The Glosses are nice and they stay quite long on the lips.
The Blusher and the Highlighter goes great with fair skin.
And I have to say this Mascara became my second favorite now, after Lancôme Grandiôse. It is just amazing and I will definitely buy the full size – first time I get the chance!

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Price: 119$

Bought it from: Cairo International Airport – Duty Free Shop

Lancôme Palette Travel Chic Platine Edition – Makeup Set

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I love most of the travel palettes you can find in the Duty Free shops.
In August I purchased this beautiful palette and it was instant love.
I like the way it looks inside and out. It does not come in a boring plastic cover (like most of the makeup palettes), this one comes in a silver zip-case.
You can use it as it is, or you can take out the makeup and use it as a clutch.

The palette contains :

3 Ombre Hypnose Powder Eye Shadows – Bleu Nuit, Noir Intense, Pepite Douce
2 Ombre Absolue Powder Eye Shadows – Blanc Quad, Gris Clair
1 Color Design Powder Eye Shadow – Khaki
1 Gloss A Levres Lip Gloss
1 L’Absolu Nu Solid Lip Colour
1 Blush Subtil – Rose Sable 02
1 Poudre Majeure Excellence Compact Powder – Translucide 01
1 Hypnôse Mini Mascara – Black9

Price: 89$

Bought it from: Cairo International Airport – Duty Free Shop