Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Happy Holidays!

Before I begin, I would like to wish all of my lovely readers happy holidays, and may you all have a great break from school or work! I'm so glad that we've finally reached the break! My last couple of school weeks were really difficult and unfortunately that's why I wasn't able to blog properly or interact with you all and I'm very sorry about that. I already know that January will be the same because of government exams, but by February I think this will all blow over.
So today I decided that I really want to share one of my Xmas presents with you, I got a set of 7 mascara testers, and the best part of it all is that once I'm finished them all, I can pick my favorite and receive up to $31 of its cost! I'm planning on testing and reviewing them all for you, which I'm very excited to do! Here are the mascaras:

Shieldo Perfect Mascara Full Definition

Lancome Hypnose Doll Lashes

Lise Watier 24 hrs. Glam Mascara

Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Lash Extending Treatment Mascara

Benefit Badgal Lash

Smashbox Full exposure Mascara

Clarins Paris Intense Black 01

Have you guys tried any of these? What do you think about them? xoxo

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

What's In My Purse?

I've always loved watching videos of this sort on YouTube so I decided to give it a go and try it myself! Hope you enjoy! Don't forget to watch my last video too and if you want to subscribe to my channel it's "officialDashaLoves"

I would also like to apologize for not being on my blog as much as I'd like to but it's because of exams, once winter break begins I'll be sure to post and interact with you all much more! Xoxo

Sunday, 2 December 2012

November Photo A Day Challenge Results

So there you have it! This is my month in pictures and I'm pretty sure that none are missing, I'll double check a little later. I really enjoyed doing this, but unfortunately I'm far too busy with school at the moment to do this anytime soon again. Perhaps I'll do this in the summer that would work well! Anyways I hope you all enjoyed the fall and are ready for my fave season of the year... the Holidays!!! Yay! OK that was a bit weird I'm sorry... well I'll do my best to post soon!

Friday, 23 November 2012

French Nails Tutorial

 I've always wanted to make YouTube videos, but it scared me so I decided to take things slow and start a blog, and then make a safe little video... so here it is! I'm really excited to hear your reactions and advice, so please tell me what you think of it! I'd appreciate it if you'd subscribe to my channel (officialDashaLoves) and liked the video on YouTube too!

  I hope you'll find this method useful, especially to those of you who aren't too experienced in doing French Nails, this is a great way to start! All you'll need is the nail polishes of your choice and a rubber or elastic band!

Sunday, 18 November 2012

OOTD- Late Fall

coat: The Bay, boots: Spring, scarf: n/a, jeans: Seven


As we go further and further into November, the weather is constantly getting colder. Although I love December, and the skiing season, I have to admit that I wish I didn't live up North, but rather somwhere closer to the equator! (Florida anyone?) At least our climate isn't as harsh as it is in other places, I've got to give it that! Unfortunately whenever it's sunny (in the winter & fall) here, it tends to be cold, but when it rains, it's warm! (you can imagine how annoying that is and it means that there's little if not no snow) The past couple of weeks have been quite rainy, so on the only sunny day during the week I decided to give you guys a taste of what my favorite (and usual) f/w attire is like!

Revlon "Moss" Nail Polish, NYC "Matte Me Crazy" Mattifying Topcoat

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Summer Throwback

Before I start with my post, I would like to point out to all of my lovely followers and visitors that I now have a bloglovin' button, and it'd be wonderful if you could follow me there as well as on GFC! Thank you all- and now, back to the topic! :)

I've seen thousands of different types of nail art, and I'm a really big fan of it myself. This week I decided to try a design that I've seen all over Instagram, but didn't look too challenging to replicate on both hands. I did these flowers by layering blobs of nail polish with a toothpick, and it's as easy as it sounds! I know that the design is quite summery, but it's my way of channeling its' spirit into the fall, and somewhat continuing the floral trend that was so big during the s/s!

For my background I used Sally Hansen Nailgrowth Miracle Nail Color, the base of my flowers was OPI Nail Laquer 'Do You Lilac It?' and on top of that I had OPI Nail Laquer 'Lincoln Park At Midnight'

The finished effect! Naturally they aren't perfect, but it was my first time doing this design, and practice will make perfect! Hope you guys enjoyed this!


Sunday, 11 November 2012

VICHY Purete Thermale 3 in 1 One Step Cleanser Review

I actually first learnt of this product from my mother, who had already been using it for quite a long time. Unfortunately I have no idea of how she came across it, but I'll tell you my story.
Being a dancer, I had to learn how to do my own makeup from a very young age, stage makeup unlike street makeup, has to be very big, and bright. For example, during my year end recitals I was always required to wear white eyeliner on my bottom lash line, and black underneath that, making my eyes look humongous. Also, did you know that dancers can't wear pink lipstick on stage because from the back of the audience, pink lips look blue! Therefore we always had to find the best brick-red lipstick out there, in order to look human.
One time, we were doing a performance downtown in a place without dressing rooms, and due to the limited amount of parking spaces, many of us had to bus, well one of my friends and her sister bussed carrying their costumes and wearing full stage makeup, and the other passengers were looking at their mother like she was crazy!
Anyways, what I'm eventually going to get to, is the fact that I needed a very good makeup remover that would be able to get everything off, and wouldn't leave diluted smudges of colour all over my face. The first few that I tried didn't work very well, and were especially bad at getting lipstick off, they often left my lips and the area around them pink, which didn't really work for me if I was trying to remove a smudge. The more I danced, the more often I had to use them, and soon I developed an allergic reaction to them. That was when my mother told me to try the VICHY Purete Thermale 3 in 1 One Step Cleanser. It's 3 in 1 because it is a cleanser, eye makeup remover, and toner all in one, and is perfect for sensitive and dry skin. I found that PT was perfect for my skin, it didn't irritate it once! PT also has a very nice creamy consistency, it isn't oily, but probably milky instead. The smell too, is very neutral and refreshing. Some makeup removers leave me feeling like I dunked my face into something and can't wash it off afterwards, while others are like rubbing yourself with oily chicken. This one is definitely like neither of those horrid examples! The most important aspect of a makeup remover is obviously how it removes makeup, PT is wonderful at getting layers of it off, and usually doesn't leave any where other products would leave a lot.
I also found some of the ingredients in the product very interesting, this is what the VICHY website says about them, "Captelae™, a Shea plant extract, which works like a micro-magnet to remove impurities from the skin. With Vichy Thermal Water, clinically proven to soothe and fortify skin. Also with vitamin B5 for its moisturising properties. Lightweight non-greasy fluid. No rinsing required." I agree 100% with the non-greasy fluid and no rinsing required part, it leaves your skin feeling great. All in all, I would definitely recommend this product to all of you, and I can freely say that this is the best makeup remover out of all those that I have tried!
Until next time!


Wednesday, 7 November 2012

OOTD- instagram challenge

dress- H&M, coat-The Bay, necklace + shoes + leggings were all gifts

 Lately I've been quite obsessed with instagram and after watching all of my friends do the October photo a day challenge, I decided to give the November one a go. I got a  list of pictures I'm to take throughout month, and one of mine this week happened to be OOTD. Unfortunately I have only one picture, I didn't have the chance to take any more but you can see everything I'm wearing. Anyways I wanted to say that at the end of this month, I'll post all of the pictures that I'd have taken this November but if you're interested, please feel free to check my profile out before then! It's @DASHAI97
Until next time!