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Montag, 30. April 2012

NEW BRUSHES and 1st GIVEAWAY- CLOSED!

Hi folks!

I am super excited, look what just arrived in my mail!
From left to right: RT's setting brush, 2x expert face brush, fine liner brush and OCC's small shader brush<3
I really like Real Techniques'  brushes since they are cruelty free (taklon bristles), the handle is not made out of wood but aluminium, you can achieve amazing results with them and they're by the amazing Samantha Chapman aka PIXIWOO.  

I just applied my foundation with my expert face brush and am delighted! It looks so smooth and even, LOVE IT!

I will be giving away one EXPERT FACE BRUSH to one of you.

All you have to do is:
-be a subscriber
-leave a comment and tell me if you already have Real Techniques brushes and which one you like best OR
 which one you'd like to have and why.

That's all!
You can enter 'til the 15th of May at midnight CEST 

Thanks lovelies<3

Sonntag, 22. April 2012

BUTTER LONDON COLLECTION


'Ello!
This is what my Butter London  collection looks like so far:

From left to right: TROUT POUT, KNEES UP, LADY MUCK, JAFFA, SLAPPER
BOSSY BOOTS, DISCO  BISCUIT, MACBETH, CREAM TEA, KNACKERED
BLAGGER, LA MOSS, ROSIE LEE and my HORSEPOWER NAIL FERTILIZER


So and here I got some pics in detail, first with and then without flash


LA MOSS, BLAGGER, ROSIE LEE


BOSSY BOOTS, CREAM TEA, KNACKERED


KNEES UP, DISCO BISCUIT, MACBETH


TROUT POUT, SLAPPER,  JAFFA


LADY MUCK

Thanks<3 

Samstag, 21. April 2012

FUN SUIT-NAILS

Barev!
I've seen those on Zooey Deschanel  and loved them right away. You just need 2 things:
  • a white polish (I used BUTTER LONDON- CREAM TEA)
  • a black polish with a fine brush
Any white and black polish will do! 


I just applied a few thick layers of the white varnish so that one gets an opaque white base, let it dry and then painted on the french manicure, 3 little dots and a bow tie.
 Don't forget your top coat to protect our design!


xoxo
Alex

Donnerstag, 19. April 2012

CONCERT MAKE-UP: EXIT TEN

Heya!
Let me introduce you to an awesome band I've seen twice within the last week: Exit Ten !
They're a band from Reading, UK and are FAN-TAS-TIC! They've been touring the first time in Germany and the night this pic was shot was their first gig in Cologne.
I've been a fan of them since about 2- 2 1/2 years so I kinda freaked out when I found out that they finally were coming to Germany. Then after I saw them in Cologne I just loved their music soo much more that I decided to come to the last gig in Mannheim (which is quite far from where I live, my friend Tina and I drove for 3 1/2h to the hotel in which we stayed that night).
The concert was really good, even better than Cologne and the guys have been very kind, too bad I didn't take any pictures that night but here's one from Cologne which I really like:


I can't tell you enough how amazing they are live and everyone of them is also super nice what makes them just more awesome! 
BTW I'm not exaggerating or anything (nor I've been payed to write this! I just wish they did pay me, haha!)  it's just that I personally think they deserve much more fans  and you should definitely check them out.


But since this is a blog 'bout make-up 'n' stuff I'll show you the make-up I wore to the first gig:




Eyes: Lime Crime's SHOE ADDICT mixed with some solution and applied wet, MIRROR MIRROR  in the inner corner, black liner and mascara. DONE!
Lips: OCC's UBER and TRICK

Next time they'll play in Germany will be Devil Side Festival and you can bet your ass I'm gonna be there!  



Thanks!
xoxo
Alex

PS: If there is any chance for you to see them live DO IT! I swear they're worth it!!!

OCC LIP TAR COLLECTION/ NEW STUFF

Ahoi!
I just recently ordered some OCC tars (and Polishes) on www.love-makeup.co.uk . 
Here are some swatches of my little lip tar collection:

 PRETTY BOY
 ANIME
 DEMURE
 QUEEN
HARLOT 
BETA 
 STRUMPET
 NSFW
 RX
CHLOROPHYLL 
UBER 
 TRICK
VINTAGE 
TARRED

I think I don't have to write too much about OCC 'cause it's pretty obvious that I love them. 

Thanks for your attention<3
xoxo
Alex

Ps: OCC polish swatches coming soon!

Mittwoch, 18. April 2012

PAST

வணக்கம்!
(Uhm,.. what?!)
These are two pics of quite a few Lex Aliviado and I shot in fall 2009 or 2010 while walking through cold Cologne. Just found them  again and wanted to share them with you!
My hair has just been cut off,...


I used to dye my hair a LOT and I've had them blue and green and red and turquoise and even blonde (!!) and every color one could imagine but I got sick of that so I decided to cut'em off and let my hair grow out back to my natural color.










One can still see my lighter ends and how frizzy my hair was. But those times are thankfully over!

Thanks much, beautiful<3 
xoxo
Alex 

Montag, 16. April 2012

SWIMMINGPOOLS AND NEWSPAPERS

Chào!

I warned you that I've got quite a few pics of past shoots to share and here they are.
The first one is by my last photographer Maik Mersmann.

We used to shoot a lot together back in 2009 or so (and you'll probably see more pictures of him in the next posts). 
This pic was shot in an old 7 meters deep swimming pool here in the central of Hamm by Joerg Brinckheger and believe me when I tell you it was effing freezing down there!
I've been there 3 times to shoot but sadly it's been torn down a few months ago.


Much more coming soon!
Thank you<3
Alex

ALL NIGHTER

Cześć! 

My skin is so annoying.
It's combination which means that I've got dry and oily spots and that freaks me out quite a bit.
Especially when I want to go out.
This Urban Decay "long-lasting makeup setting spray" claims to "ensure makeup that won't budge for 16 hours".
Well, I doubt that.
My make-up does definitely not stay in place for 16 hours. 
That may be due to my oily skin type but I noticed that the spray does help a bit to keep my make-up looking fresh (but not for 16 hours!).

Do I recommend "All Nighter"?
I actually do. But maybe not for too oily skin,
btw it smells really nice.

That's all for now!
Hope that was helpful 
xoxo
Alex

FAV. HAIR PRODUCTS

Hello!
My two fav. hair products atm are:
Osmo Berber Oil hair treatment with argan oil

and ABBA Herbal Remedy leave-in treatment (running out of that one actually). I've had the ABBA spray for a few months now and I've been using it a lot until I found the OSMO oil (which I also ran out of and then picked up the big 100ml/3.38fl.oz bottle).
I noticed my hair being smoother and healthier and less frizzy.
Two of the top hair products I came across so far!
Also the ABBA spray can be applied to the scalp without looking greasy.

xoxo
Alex

Samstag, 14. April 2012

HALLOOWEEN'S OVER!

Привіт!
Halloween's over. I know.
And I don't care=)
Here are a some ideas I came up with while thinking 'bout the perfect Halloween make-up. Guess what this is? 



















I also loved the sugarscull but it was not such a great idea to use OCC's lip tars as a base for the red and pink ornaments (it was a hell to get it off since it stains your skin)
.




And that's what I actually wore to a Halloween party: It's like a creepy clown/doll something,...


Thanks for reading!
xoxo
Alex










Freitag, 13. April 2012

GET OFF!

¡Hola!
Sometimes eye make-up is a pain to get off, especially waterproof ones!
I usually use my microfibre cloth to get rid of my make-up and then some Mario Badescu cucumber cleansing lotion but sometimes that's not enough.
"Rival de Loop" is a drugstore brand that I picked up at "Rossmann" here in Germany (just like "Boots" in the UK) and much of their stuff is vegan.
Just like this make-up remover.
It's an oily one which one has to shake up and use as usual.

Also this one is super gentle to my skin and eyes!
My eyes tend to burn due to using eye products but "Rival de Loop" did a nice job on that one!







(There one also can see the "vegan flower") 
Thank you for your attention<3 

Much love,
Alex 
















Donnerstag, 12. April 2012

ALICE IN WONDERLAND


Čau!
You know these days when you just need to look through all of your albums and pictures?
Well, I've had one of those today.
What I found was a look I did for a contest about"Alice in Wonderland" in 2009 (?).
Obviously it's one of the Queen's guards and it took me like forever to get the lines even! 
Thanks much for your precious time.

xoxo
Alex