30/07/2010

OOTD: Cinema Time




Today, after 100 years, we (me and my bf)  finally went to the cinema again! We went to see Inception. If you have the chance, go see it, as it is amazing! That's all I'm going to say about it. Amazing but hate the ending.

So, I was wearing this cute dress I bought some time ago at H&M but hated it as it kept raising up? Not sure it that's the word I'm looking for. Anyway I had to pull it down constantly! Now I'll just put some elastic in its lower edge and hope it won't happen again.

Here it's been raining cats and dogs for a while now and I can't take OOTD pictures outside, but I still haven't figured a good place in the house where to shot. So excuse me my really bad Photoshopping here :P

It's just to give you the idea of what I wore.


A very unflattering angle. If you want to take an OOTD picture, NEVER take it from the same height as you are. It will make your legs shorter & fatter and everything will be just weird. See example.


Wearing: H&M dress, cardigan
Muller Necklace (the one with the key) and the other one was a gift to me
Marylin Monroe wedges (for real, I bought them in Italy)


Have fun!

P.S. Yesterday I posted some new pictures I shot on my other blog. HERE

XOXO Parisky


28/07/2010

Review and Swatch: Piggy Paint Nail polish and Nail Polish Remover





Hello Lovelies! 
Today I received my Piggy Paint polish and Nail Polish Remover to test out. I was really excited as I've heard only good things about them.

What are Piggy Paint nail polishes?
They are natural, non-toxic, odorless and kid-friendly nail polishes.  

How to use them?
Check out the picture (way too cute! :)


Ingredients: Water, water-miscible acrylic resins and thickeners (well below 100 parts per million), glycol ethers. May contain mica, D&C red lake, ultramarine blue, iron and titanium oxide pigments

I received Girls Rule! nail polish. It is a pink purple. Actually it's hard to describe this color as it is a purple but with pink undertones and holographic shimmer. 


My experience with it: I loved it! It's true that this color is not really my favourite, but the formula is more than amazing! It is very dense but still thick enough so I could get really close to my cuticles (I couldn't go so close with any other polish). The brush is on the softer and longer side, but it works great.
I don't know how else to describe it: it's something you should try to believe it. You get an even application with just one super thin coat! And two coats are opaque and just perfect. There is not any toxic smell (you know that one, that makes you go dizzy) and to be completely honest, when I opened it, it smelled like chocolate to me (no kidding!). I had to smell it a couple of times to realize I was wrong (too bad, but we don't want the kids to eat their nail polish, right?).

Girls Rock! (2 thin coats)



With flash. Notice the pink undertone.

Pros:


+ Non-toxic
+ Odorless
+ Free of formaldehyde, toluene, phthalates, biphenyl A, ethyl acetate and acetone
+ Hypoallergenic
+ The formula and the brush!
+ Many different colors to chose from
+ Water-based formula
++ Cruelty free! (a major plus for me)
+ Safe for use during pregnancy
+ Cute packaging
+ Clever and sweet names


Cons: 

- I got some major chips in the first day (without using a top coat).

Overall: Loved it! Even though I got some chips in the first day, it's so easy to apply and it doesn't take too long to dry (on the average side) so that's not a big problem (and with that blow drier technique or a top coat the problem should be solved).

Will I buy again: YES! I want the neons! :)

The price: 8, 99 $

Where to buy: HERE


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I also got their Nail polish remover to try.

What they say about it:
 Low odor hypoallergenic nail polish remover. Put harmful, smelly polish removers behind you with Piggy Paint™ Nail Polish Remover, a remover that works quickly on all polishes, especially Piggy Paint™ Nail Polish. Our remover contains none of the solvents that could offend your nose or harm our atmosphere. Aloe Vera and Vitamin E are added to supplement the natural oils that protect nails and cuticles.



Ingredients:  Corn alcohol, butyl diglycol, Aloe Vera, Vitamin E, embittering agent.

My experience with it: I also tested it today to remove the remains of my previous manicure. It took some more rubbing, but it worked as good as any other nail polish remover plus this one didn't nauseate me or make me light-headed. 


Pros: 

+ Biodegradable
+ No acetone
+ With aloe vera and vitamin E
+ Didn't dry my cuticles
+ Cute packaging
+ Low odor (unless you smell it from really close, than you can smell the alcohol)
+ Hypoallergenic
+ Doesn't harm the atmosphere

Cons:
- None :)

Overall: I think the idea of a cuticle-friendly and almost odorless nail polish remover is genius!

Will I buy again: YES. It's genious.

Price: 8, 99 $

Where to get: HERE


P. S. The coupon code for 10 % discount on anything on their site (including sale items)  is: XO10L (Expires October 2010)

Have fun!

XOXO Parisky

26/07/2010

New Blog


Yes you heard it right! :D 

I finally took the big step and started my own photography blog and Facebook Fan page. I hope that this step will help me find models and potential costumers :)

So to hell with anonymity :P Because after all you all know how I look like and now you know my last name.




It's still very fresh, but I'll update them when I'll took new pics. 
You are really welcome to join me.

My photography blog. HERE
And my FB fan page. HERE

Helena aka XOXO Parisky

25/07/2010

FOTD: Christina's Not Myself Tonight Inspired Look


As promised here is a look inspired by Christina Aguilera's music video Not Myself Tonight.
I did her vintageish look.





She (as always) is gorgeous and that red is more than amazing on her! 
Unfortunately I don't own (yet) a duochrome lipstick so I did two shots. One with a red lipstick and my hair down and the other with my hair up and glitter on my lips.



So bare in mind this is just an interpretation :)
And the good news is, I have finally! learned how to glue properly fake eyelashes :P



Details:

Silly face



XOXO Parisky

P.S.  I was thinking of making a YouTube channel for tutorials and stuff. Hm?



24/07/2010

I'm back!


Helooo 
I'm back from my short vacation. :D We (with bf) went to Šobec (camping) where they have a camper. Usually at this time of year the temperature goes up to 27 degrees at day and 10 at night (or less) there. But this year it was crazy! Temperatures up to 33 degrees! And I thought I could breathe a little. Not.

Anyway. One day we went to the Martuljek Waterfalls. It was really beautiful and fresh (near the water).





The upper waterfall.


We met on the road.



And just because I feel like embarrassing myself a bit, here are some pics of me. Warning: I get very grouchy when I'm hungry (and here I was hungry) and very red when It's hot/I exercise (and sweat like a pig).
So just close your eyes or pretend you didn't see anything  :P




In the very near future you can expect a review, some crazy makeup FOTD and much more :D

XOXO Parisky

20/07/2010

Going away for 3 days :)


So enjoy in the meantime :)

Just to spicy up a bit this post, here are two pics that I took yesterday.



XOXO Parisky

19/07/2010

I've got mail! :)




Lately I've won 2 giveaways. From one I still didn't get the prize, but the other arrived today! I tough I would get just a pair of earrings but Amy from Things I Like  included much much more!

A lovely note and pair of magnets.


A gorgeous necklace and matching earrings


Detail


Photography pendant and book marker


Details



Love it all! Thank you Amy! :*
P.S. Don't forget to check her amazing shop HERE.

XOXO Parisky

18/07/2010

Ginger + Liz Threat Nail Blogger



Do you remember the Limecrime Scam and their threats to sue anybody who did a not-so-favourable review of their *amazing* lipsticks.

So this time it's Ginger + Liz company that threats to sue an unemployed 25-years old nail polish blogger. And because of what? THIS. Since when is an ordinary nail comparison called defamation? Read their threatening letter HERE.


Maybe they're thinking that a bad advertsement is still advertisement? 

HERE , HERE and HERE are three posts about this matter.

I don't know what kind of business you run, if you threat to sue your own customers for comparing your products to cheaper brands. Don't we all do it? In stores, when we're not sure if get that expensive hand cream or that cheaper one? Or with reading reviews just to be sure the product really does what it claims.

Anyway this was a false move for them. A lot of costumers (and potential ones as well) will be lost because who wants to buy something from a company that can sue you, if you don't like them or even dare to compare them to another brand?



And it's more than true: "You go after one of us, you go after us all!"

XOXO Parisky

17/07/2010

NOTD: Joy 100


Here the weather is frigging insane!!!! We have 32 degrees and 65 % of humidity (that goes up to 75 %)! 
It feels like living in the tropics but in a really bad way. Plus we have tiger mosquitoes and our sea has got the same temperature as it is outdoors. 
It's too hot to wear nice outfits, to put on makeup and every nail polish I put on, bubbles.

Eh. 

Anyway here is my latest NOTD (yes, it bubbled). This is Joy 100, a gorgeous neon green but it's very sheer. It took me 4 coats (+ one coat of nude nail polish). 


With water decals from Viva La Nails. 


Gosh, do you hate summer as well? 


XOXO Parisky

15/07/2010

NOTD: Crazy Flakies


This is something different from all other manicures :D It's somewhat crazy (and insane was the removal of it).





The next time I'll rather try with glitter and not flakies :P

XOXO Parisky

My latest hauls


Were nothing special :P :D I got some beauty basics (tonic, shampoo & balsam, lots of hair products,  multivitamins, ...). You know what's really interesting? Now with short hair I need so many hair products, that I didn't need before :P.


But at last I got a cute dress, a cardigan and a white bag. :) I love the dress as it makes me look thinner?! :D 




XOXO Parisky

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