Author Archives: Maestra

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KOTD with Essence – Top Of The Ice-Stream (Snow Jam TE)

Essence Snow Jam TE - Top Of The Ice-Stream with Konad m14, m56, m59

I stumbled across two new trend editions by Essence the other day. One being the Snow Jam and the other Vintage District Trend Edition. In the Snow Jam TE the white nail polish with an interesting blue shimmer caught my eyes and in the Vintage District the grey nail polish with a purple shimmer was the most interesting to me. ...

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NOTD: Christmas Red

Swatch: Barry M - Retro Collection: Lady In Red

Today I am wearing a beautiful cheerful red by Barry M. The color is called Lady In Red and is from their Retro Collection. Lady In Red is a vivid warm red with almost metallic finish. It is perfect for the holiday season. The application is easy and the coverage is great. I was in a hurry and I put ...

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Kryolan fall make up look

Kryolan Fall make up

Here’s a look I did with my Kryolan eyeshadows … It is a bit odd to post Fall inspired make up, while it’s freezing cold outside with crazy low temperatures. A girl can dream, right?

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Kryolan eye shadows – swatches, review


Kryolan is a German professional make up brand with a very long tradition. They’ve been around for 66 years and are specialized in manufacturing make up for theater, film and television. They offer a huge variety of items (from items for special effects to eyeshadows, brushes, …). Because this is not a blog for make up artists nor am I ...

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MUA – Immaculate Collection (review, swatches)

MUA - Immaculate Collection make up palette

Makeup Academy (MUA Cosmetics) is a drugstore brand sold in the UK Superdrug stores and it is also available online. Right now they are celebrating their 35000 likes on Facebook and are offering 35% off everything and free shipping, which is amazing! If you were thinking on ordering something and are still undecided what to get, here is an idea. ...

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Catrice – Big City Life LE palettes (swatches)

Catrice - Big City Life 2012

People at Catrice did it again. They came out with their second limited edition called Big City Life. Like last year, this years LE also contains three make up palettes accompanied with three nail polishes. The cities presented this year are Shanghai, Paris and San Francisco. I bought two make up palettes and here are the swatches. My first impressions: ...

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