Monday, November 14, 2011

November Randomness.

So I just woke up a little while ago and I have not eaten (not good -- Gina hungry) but yet I felt a randomness within that I just had to share. Random stuff of my November. I know we're only half way through November but trust me I'll be too damn lazy to do the rest of November.


After my awesome birthday party I wanted to go to a cute little Italian restaurant with my boyfriend for a birthday dinner on the actual day of my birthday (November 7). I like making my birthday a many days' affair. Cause I'm special. And it numbs out the idea of the age part. Anyway, so November 7th was a Monday. I took a day off work just so I could go to Sette for dinner thinking "Yay dinner on my birthday at such a gorgeous restaurant".


The restaurant is closed every Monday. FUCK. *clenches fists, turns towards the sky and screams "Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo" in slow-motion*

So we went the next night. Awesome place, awesome food. Sette in Halandri. Everybody must go there. I wanted to take pictures in the restaurant of the food and the place for a blog post but my boyfriend was too shy cause it's a small quaint and classy place. So no post. Blame him. I spent over an hour getting ready and no pictures there! And I was picture perfect (sad face). Whenever this happens, usually there is a thought that we'll take photos when we leave. But trust me after 3-4 hrs I'm either tired/hungry/drunk and again no pictures. I'm thinking this is a trick my boyfriend plays on me cause he's always lazy to take pictures of me. But I'm on to him -.-

That's why I need an iPhone cause the front camera would be perfect for me. Independent cam-whore.

He did surprise me with roses that night. So sweet, I was really happy. Fuchsia and pale pink ones. Gorgeous.

Picture taken with my Blackberry and edited on my iPad (irony). And new wallpaper on both cause of the pure awesomeness of this gorgeous picture.

I have been curling my extensions lately for when I go out. Note: I DO NOT wear my extensions on a daily basis cause I don't need to. My hair is really long, down to my waist I just bought extensions cause even though my hair is super long and straight, it lacks volume. So hair extensions is a great way of making your hair look fuller.

Anyway curling just your extensions and mixing them in with your natural hair is a quick way of creating soft curls without curling every single strand on your head. Gina no patient. Will not get into details as a post on the matter is in the works.

I finally got this in the mail and since it's from England, I can't use it until I find a plug extension for it so it can fit in a Greek socket. Dammit! My mermaid hair shall have to wait. And it's blog post. Delays, delays...

Hello Kitty makeup case I got recently. Cause I adore Hello Kitty and all things Sanrio and I just had to have it.

More Randomness.

Being bored at work and thinking of ways to entertain yourself. Whenever someone at work asks you a question: take it as dirty, give them the look and chuckle to yourself.

Everyone supporting Movember when you're paying for laser hair removal sessions.

Your mobile carrier sending you that text message informing you that they will cut off your phone if you don't pay up soon. Delaying payment on purpose thinking to yourself: "Bring it on bitches" -.-

Thanking you all for baring with me on this random-ranting rave. Till next month's Randomness.

For my Greek readers I recently gave an interview if you care to read. Everyone who can't read Greek, press the link then put it in Google Translate. Works like a charm and saves me the boring task of translating myself.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

L’oreal Studio Secrets Smoothing Resurfacing Primer Review.

I always use a primer before I apply my foundation and I'll tell you why.

A primer does multiple tasks:

1. It creates a layer between your makeup and your skin thus protecting your skin.
2. It smooths out the surface of your skin making foundation application a piece of cake.
3. It helps make your makeup last longer and helps it's overall performance.

So I was excited to try L'Oreal's Studio Secrets Smoothing Resurfacing Primer. The product is of a pink mousse consistency and super velvety to the touch. Whatever I write about this product cannot compare to the actual feel of this primer, you really have to get your hands on it -- it's amaze!

I've been using the primer for sometime now and I'm a believer. My skin instantly smoothed out from any imperfection. It glides on very smooth and gives your skin a velvety feel. I saw that not only did it help my foundation apply better but when I applied the primer under my eyes, it made my concealer go on smoother and of course last longer without getting "cakey". Keep in mind that only a small amount is needed -- only a dab!

Overall: ♥♥♥♥♥

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Flormar Cosmetics Review.

Flormar is an Italian cosmetics company which started out in the 70's. They have a wide range of products from make-up, perfume and even personal care products. They pride themselves in their high quality and yet economical prices. I was recently sent a package with products from Flormar as a gift!

Here's what I was sent

- He Is Black Code Deodorant
- Mono Eye Shadow in 002
- Supershine Lip Glosses in 131 & 125
- Pretty Lipstick in P313
- Supermatte Lipstick in 201


He Is Black Code Deodorant: I was actually surprised to receive a MEN's deodorant (taking that I am a...girl...) but nevertheless I actually sometimes enjoy colognes and scents that are meant for men so I wore it anyway. Nice scent and long lasting. Surely I can't wear it on a daily basis since it's a men's deodorant and the strong scent does not mix well with my girly perfumes so I guess I'll end up giving it to my boyfriend or dad.
 Overall: ♥♥♥♥

Mono Eye Shadow in 002: Lovely shade and I really liked the feel of the shade and how it applies. Goes on very smooth, color pigmentation is just fine. Overall a great eyeshadow that I have been using quite often lately! Also thumbs up for the mini mirror in the case of the eyeshadow, great for applying.
 Overall: ♥♥♥♥

Supershine Lip Glosses in 131 & 125: The glosses are really cute, shiny & sparkly. They apply great on the lips and give that "juicy" look to lips.
 Overall: ♥♥♥♥♥ 

 Pretty Lipstick in P313: This shade is a somewhat dark pink that has a frosted tint to the color and glitter in it. When I first saw the color I was skeptic cause I personally don't wear frosty-lipsticks but the shade actually turned out looking great and I enjoy wearing it. Lasted about 5-6 hrs with re-applying only once.
 Overall: ♥♥♥

 Supermatte Lipstick in 201: I was super excited when I saw this lipstick cause first of all, it's RED (and you all know how I love red lipsticks) and second it's a matte lipstick (and you all know that I love matte lipsticks) BUT I was super disappointed in this product. It was the worst of all in the package because it is not a matte lipstick let alone a supermatte one. It glides on like a glossy lipstick, the color was really weak, you really need to work it to get the super red of the color...not a matte lipstick.
 Overall: ♥

Thank you Flormar! 

Swatches in Natural Light.

Tommy G no.413 Swatches.

I've been looking for a khaki colored nail polish when I finally spotted one by one of my favorite brands, Tommy G. It's a part of their Fall-Winter collection which I practically want to buy them all right now.

I really like khaki as a Fall color as an alternative to the very dark polishes that we always see. It's awesome for Fall/Winter, goes practically with everything and has a classy feel to it. I topped my ring fingers with a touch of gold glitter for a little something.

Would you wear khaki nail polish? Kisses Dolls!

With Flash.

Without Flash.

Monday, November 7, 2011

My 26th Birthday Party.

All children, except one, grow up.
-Peter Pan

"Second to the right, and straight on till morning."
That, Peter had told Wendy, was the way to the Neverland
-Peter Pan

Today is my 26th Birthday! Ah how time flies by, I can't believe I'm 26 cause frankly I feel and act like I'm 16. Nothing like knocking off a decade eh?

I had my birthday party a few days ago on Saturday cause this year my birthday was on a MONDAY (boring seriously). My party was at Cargo in Nea Erythrea which is one of my favorite places to go and I have been going there for years now. I had a amazing night with my close friends and loved ones. My boyfriend surprised me which a lovely cake where that time of the year came again -- time for me to make my wish! I'm so grateful to have such amazing people in my life that love me and care about me ♥ ♥ ♥

I'm sharing with you all my personal photos from my party -- mind you all that this post is super pic heavy (hey that's me).

Kisses Dolls! ♥

Essie "Glamour Purse" Swatches.

"Glamour Purse" is from Essie's Brand New Bag Fall Collection 2011. I got this polish as a gift and really love the shade! Of course Essie's polishes are fab as they are long lasting and dry very quickly.

I love fall colors in polishes!

Without flash.