Cutey 'Eris' Bracelet Giveaway

Hi everyone! I just wanted to let you know that on my other blog Delicate Youth I'm giving away a lovely Cutey 'Eris' bracelet.



Some mail love

Santa was a bit late this year. Today my mail box was exploding: I received a giveaway prize from Red Leaf I won on Shrimp Salad Circus, my long awaited decoden purchase from Shangai, a letter from an American penpal and a Christmas present from my best friend!


Here's what I got from Red Leaf. I was supposed to get this long time ago, but I guess it got stuck at the custom-house. It's a handmade face moisturizing lotion with oatmeal, milk and honey! It has a super nice smell and I can't wait to try it. The small bottle is a sample of the same product.


And this is my decoden order! I'm still waiting for another one before I start my project though, I need more rhinestones. I got 300 pearlized peachy rhinestones 2mm wide. I don't know what I was thinking when I bought these, because I thought they were bigger! They are so tiny instead. I was probably attracted by their colour. I bought 6 rose cabochons and a mix of 100 pearlized cabochons as well. I got everything on Etsy for a very low price, and I think that's why they took so long to get to me (almost 2 months!) 




What's the best nude palette?

So, I was doing some research because I definitely need a nude palette, but if I couldn't choose earlier, now I have simply no clue.. I want them all!

What palette do you think is the best?

Includes 10 shades and a Smudge Stick shade in a matte brown.

Includes 32 shades.

Includes 20 eyeshadows and 10 lip colors.

Includes 12 shades.
Includes 12 eyeshadows.

Urban Decay Naked palette 2 - $50
Includes 12 eyeshadows.

So. I really can't choose. Personally I'd go for the Naked palette - hundreds of people have told me this is the best nude palette, but it's a bit too pricey for me. The NYX Nude on Nude looks great aswell, but I don't like the fact that it includes lip tints - I wouldn't use them, so it'd be a waste of money! The Stila In The Light looks gorgeous too. The Sleek Au Naturel and the ELF Pro Mini Eyeshadows are little nice palettes, but maybe their quality is a bit lower than the others. 

Your advice would be so appreciated! Let me know what you think (:

Japanese Cosmetics Giveaway

q0q0 is giving away some lovely kawaii prizes on her blog!


My first swap + BareMinerals Pretty Amazing lipgloss review

I have recently discovered make-up swapping and I love it! I think it's great because you can have access to products that aren't available in your country. Of course there's online shopping for that, but swapping is much more fun to me, and you can also make other people happy :) I love getting mail and I think it's the same for everyone. A few days ago I received my first swap from a lovely girl from Ireland. Here's what she sent me.


a BareMinerals Pretty Amazing lipgloss in Moxie along with little Essence and Bourjois nail polishes :)



So, the BareMinerals Pretty Amazing lipgloss is ... pretty amazing. This is the first product from Bare Escentuals I've ever tried. First of all, the packaging looks very nice and classy, and the applicator works well considering this lipgloss is quite thick. 


This lipgloss is very highly pigmented. It's a very bright pink, I'd call it a "Barbie pink"! Ok, maybe it's a bit too bright for my taste and I wouldn't consider it for an everyday use because I generally go for neutrals, but it's a nice colour anyway. I think I'll use this lipgloss a lot in the summer, because it is so saturated! 


What I love about this product: its smoothness. It's very easy to apply and it doesn't bleed. It stays on for white a long time considering it's a lipgloss - about 3 or 4 hours. 
What I don't like about this product: as I said, this shade is a bit too ... noticeable for me! It suits me because I have light brown hair, but again, I like to wear neutrals. I got this in a swap and I'm happy I had the chance to try something new, but I don't think I would buy this lipgloss if I had the chance to. Maybe I'd choose another shade! :)


Lucky make-up day


Make-up wise, today is definitely a lucky day. Earlier this morning I was feeling a bit down, so after school I went to a local beauty shop to cheer myself up with a little something. I approached myself to the Dior stand and I saw this beauty...



The Dior Rouge 217 Or EtoilĂ©! I have been wanting it so badly ever since I saw it on the Dior newsletter. It's part of the Christmas collection so it's a limited edition. I couldn't wait to get my hands on it, so I decided to buy it - but now my wallet is crying... sigh :(
The shop assistant also gave me some samples, and God only knows how much I love them.


Then when I came back I found a lovely package from Meg's Makeup! If you don't know that  website already, you should know that it gives you the chance to redeem prizes in make-up with the points you get by posting comments and generally being active on the site. You can't choose what to redeem though. A month ago I decided to redeem something with the 50 points I had, and here's what I found in the mail today!


A beautiful Urban Decay eyeshadow in Stalker. It's my first UD product, I can't wait to try it!



a Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour blush in Flush. I'm not sure it's the right shade for me, but it's a beautiful one indeed and Tarte is a high quality brand. And look at the packaging.. it's so sweet!

I was supposed to received another item by Tarte, an eyeliner I think, but unfortunately it's been stolen. When I took the package out of the mail box, I noticed it was a biit broken, but only when I fully opened it I realized there was one item missing. Only its box was left. I don't know how it could happen, and I was a bit disappointed about it. But again I got two other items and it totally made my day :)

If you want an invite to Meg's Makeup, just leave a comment here or email me at francivusk at hotmail dot it ! It's an amazing website, I assure you :)

You'll read the reviews of all those products in a while! x


Hello Kitty Beauty Kit Giveaway (CLOSED)

Hello everyone! Let's have a look at this month's little giveaway :)


I noticed a lot of you liked the two Hello Kitty nail polished I gave away in the last contest, so here they are again! Pink Summer and Coral Summer :)




all you have to do to join is fill this Rafflecopter form! Good luck :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Review: Anatomicals The Hottie Tottie is Never Spotty facial cleanser

A few days ago I was in a beauty shop and I noticed a new brand: Anatomicals. I decided to buy a few products that I'll show you in the next reviews. Let's have a look at the first one: The Hottie Tottie is Never Spotty facial cleanser!



What I love about this product: I have quite oily and acne-prone skin, so finding a facial cleanser that works for me is quite hard. While it doesn't make my blemishes go away, this product certainly cleanses my skin deeply without being too aggressive. Moreover, it's cheap -I paid about €4.95 for 150ml!- and easy to get. And look at the packaging - I just love its quirkiness.

What I don't like about this product: well, actually I have nothing negative to say about this product!

If you're looking for a nice face cleanser that you can use everyday without fearing for your skin, I definitely suggest buying the The Hottie Tottie is Never Spotty facial cleanser by Anatomicals. I tried many products because I have a strange type of skin and this one of the best I've ever bought. I think I'll stick to it for a long time! 

PS: this month's giveaway is coming sooooon. Sooner than you think! Maybe even tomorrow ;)


Giveaway Winner!

The giveaway is now closed and has a winner! 


Congrats Elena, I'll get in touch with you to get you your prize ;) 

I noticed you girls liked the Hello Kitty nail polishes.. well, stay tuned, because I have another giveaway ready! 


H&M Confetti Kisses

I am so proud of my current manicure I want everyone to know, haha. I suck at doing my nails, so please forgive me. Actually, becoming a better make-up artist is one of my 2012 resolutions ;)
I am currently obsessing over anything that sparkles, and as soon as I saw this nail polish in H&M I had to get it!


I used this polish as a base. It's a normal, plain light pink shade, the one you'd use for a french manicure.


and this is the final result!