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Monday, February 6, 2017

Sleek Makeup Review: i-Lust and i-Divine palettes

Using Paper Bag from Palette n°2 as a base, and Radiant and Trillion from palette n°1 in the middle of the lead and in the inner corner.

Hi everyone it's me Marianne and today I am going to review 2 eyeshadow palettes from the brand Sleek makeup.

Palette n°1:
Price i paid: 6,95€ on sale on Sephora France website
Price on the Sleek Makeup website: 10.95€

A palette of 6 beautiful shiny rose gold eyeshadows, 4 pressed-on powder eyeshadows (the 4 colors in the middle, Trillion, Princess, Asscher and Marquise) inspired by diamonds, even the names are diamond cuts.
And 2 cream eyeshadows (Solitaire and Radiant) that can be use on their own or as a base for the eyeshadows for even more pigment and shine.

I think it's an amazing, beautiful palette, the shine is amazing, the color range is beautiful, and it's definitly worth the price. Could be used as highlighter

Good points: low price, beautiful colors, gorgeous shine, and you have both cream and powder eyeshadows
Bad points: could be a little bit more pigmented, i have to put 2 layersto have the same color as in the palette, specially for the darkest one.

My Note: 9/10

Using Marquise from palette n°1 on the lead, Maple from palette n°2 in the crease and bottom crease, and asscher and radiant from palette n°1 as highlight

Palette n°2:
Price i paid: 12.50€
Price on Sleek's website: 10.49€

A palette of 12 extremely matte shadows, with a very diverse and beautiful range of colors. You have nudes, bright colors and dark colors. My favorite is Villains, it's this beautiful purple with red undertones. You also have a real bright purple with Highness, a redish-fall-orange color with Maple which i think is a perfect name for this color, I love the fact that there is a plain white, black and grey (Pillow talk, Thunder and Noir). Paper Bag is the perfect brown color. The first one, orbit, it's this beautiul turquoise color, The nude ones, dune and flesh, are beautiful and probably the most pigmented, the only thing is i don't like the name flesh, not everyone's skin is like that. But i do think any skin tone could use it beautifully.

A palette worth the price as well, you have an amazing range of colors, you could do any style and the colors are pigmented and easy to build and blend.

Good points: Beautiful color range, pigmented, would fit many style/skin tone. very low price for 12 shadows this quality.
Bad points: just like the other palette, some colors could be a little bit more pigmented, like thunder, which is one of my favorite but i really have to build it to make it work.

My note: 8/10

using a mix of orbit, highness and thunder rom palette n°2 on the crease, pillow talk from the same palette as highlight and solitaire from palette n°1 as shine to build the highlight.

Overall i think these are beautiful palettes, for this price you have a good quality and a great range of colors. I will buy Sleek's products again definitively.

Using Thunder from palette n°2 on the crease, orbit on the bottom crease/ bottom lashline. And Solitaire from palette n°1 in the inner corner.

Friday, October 21, 2016

"The Pretty Reckless - Who you selling for" thoughts and review

Today i want to talk about an album, a new one, from my favorite band, which is the Pretty Reckless, with "Who you selling for"

We first heard Take me down, then Oh my god and Prisoner, which gave us a general idea of the record, a very personal tale told by Taylor Momsen's voice and writing along with Ben Phillips, Mark Damon and Jamie Perkins instruments.

The rest of the album goes even deeper into the subject, very raw, soulful rock'n'roll like we didn't hear in years on the mainstream radios.

I really felt close to the lyrics, i get the feeling that it's about running away not only from the world but also from your personal demons, depression, anxiety caused by the everyday pressure.

The first 5 songs being about fighting in this world, selling your soul to the "devil" for rock'n'roll, everybody wanting to get to you, all of this getting into your head.

Then it's about running away from all of that, a very powerful quote in back to river "going back to the river where the devil can't find me" the devil being Momsen's personified depression. We can see the struggle, the confusion in "who you selling for" and "already dead" and then going back to the harsh reality in "The Devil's back" the devil, again, depression.

Musically, it's the best the ever did, giving us new materials, going on unknown territory, it's their most diverse album. It's heavy, original, clever even.

Hangman is the most diverse track, from the instruments to Taylor's voice, it's one of my favorite.

My personal favorite being to Devil's back, which is a very soulful (Pink Floyd - inspired) song. The lyrics are of course very meaningfull and i feel like it can hint to the direction the band is going to musically and lyrically speaking.

Living in the storm is also an amazing song, raw, angry, Taylor's screams just get to your soul. I love the link to the song "Already dead" in the lyrics i find it very clever. I hope Taylor will write more like that in the future.

Mad Love is an unexpected but amazing song. I do feel like it doesn't belong with the rest of the album, but it was added later as a tribute to David Bowie and it's still an amazing song, it adds diversity to the record. Very funky, 90s, almost psychadelic, if you don't feel like listen to an emotional song and want something to wake up in a good that's the song for you !

Overall, "who you selling for" is an amazing album, classic rock is back and the world needed it ! The Pretty Reckless have an amazing carreer ahead and that's only their 3rd album ! No matter what artist or kind of songs you like, you will find (at least) a song to love on Who you selling for.

Available now everywhere !

My note: 8/10 (one of the best album i've heard, and i think they can even do better which is a good thing, after hearing living in the storm/ already dead i would find interesting for them to do an album with one recurring theme going on in all the songs and the same melody and lyrics coming back, like Marilyn Manson's Holy Wood)

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Liquid matte lipsticks ALIEXPRESS - Fake Kylie lipsticks / Lime crime and other DUPES

Hi everyone ! I'm here to talk about my bost recent purchase, matte liquid lipsticks from Aliexpress !

What i bought:

- 12 lip pencils - 2.50$
- 6 "Kylie cosmetics" copies - 1.33$ each
 - 3 "Lime Crime" copies - 1.11$ each
- 1 "NYX" copy - 0.93$
- 5 "Me Now long lasting" lipsticks - 0.51$ each

 The lip pencils:
 I bought this particular lip pencils bundle because of the variety of colors, you have browns, nudes, purples, pinks, reds...for only 2.50$ the 11 lip pencils and one black eyeliner They are creamy and very pigmented, I was very surprised by how easy the application was.

You can buy the exact product HERE
wearing "koko K" - Kylie lipsticks
The Kylie lipsticks: 
 I bought the Kylie lipsticks alone, because Aliexpress does have the lipkits, but the color did not match and they were double the price than the lipsticks alone, so i rather bought the lip pencils alone at 2.50 than pay 3 dollars each kit for it to not match !

 I choose the colors Dolce K, True Brown K, Koko K, Posie K, Reign and Kourt K. I was surprised by the quality ! I honestly had trouble taking it off my hand when i did the swatches ! The colors are gorgeous, I think they maych pretty well the real ones
 However they are ALL matte lipsticks, even those who are supposed to be glosses or metalics, i didn't buy glosses because of the comments saying they were mattes, i however bought the Reign one which is supposed to be a metalic but is really not. there is a couple glitters in it but that's it. I don't complain for the price (1.33) and the color is still gorgeous !

 You can buy them HERE

Wearing the color "14" by Lime Crime
The Lime Crime/ NYX
 I bought the 3 lime crime and the NYX lipstick at the same seller, for more unsual colors than the previous ones, the colors are extremly pigmented and dries very fast ! the packaging is very cute and looks like the real ones, again a great deal for the price (1.11 and 0.93)

 You can buy them HERE and HERE

 The "Me now long lasting" lipsticks: 
 Those are the cheapest ones (0.51 !) and you can kinda see it by the quality, but it's still pretty good for that ridiculously cheap price ! it dries very fast and are very pigmented, but be ready to carry them with you, because you'll need to re-do it through the day.

 You can buy them HERE

 To conclued, i think those lipsticks are great for the price, they stay on long and are very pigmented, it's a good way to have many colors if like me, you like to change often, i only can't critize them when they are 30 times cheaper than real ones and still do their job right. You can find more colors and products if my links don't work by simply looking for it on Aliexpress. The delivery took ~ 1 month and is FREE, and i actually paid even less than the price above by ordering through the Aliexpress app, i advise you to do so as well !

wearing "06" by lime crime and "reign" by kylie on top

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Peyriac Minervois, France - July 2016 - Juillet 2016

Here are the pictures i took in the mountains of Peyriac Minervois, South France, when i went to visit my sister's Voici les photos que j'ai prises dans les montagnes de Peyriac Minervois quand je suis allée voir ma soeur