Thursday, May 29, 2014

The Only Beauty Channel From Nazareth

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog! I bet this is not a blog you've heard much about, but I am trying to let the world know that we can find beauty everywhere, especially in the holy land! I would like to introduce myself a little more, but I thought why not leave you with a couple links to my YouTube channel and maybe you can see for yourself :)

This is a direct link to my videos

My twitter so we can chat together

My Instagram where I share with you live moments

And this is my most favorite video that I have ever done:

hope you enjoy it and decide to support me by subscribing to my channel <3

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

May Favorites & Fails

I haven't done a Faves post in ages, and I do not plan to do them monthly, but here's one for now :)


1. Garnier Micellar Water:

2. Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm:


1. Tom Ford Wild Ginger:

2. Calvin Klein Sinful

3. Nars Sin

4. Loreal Color Infallible in 004 Forever Pink

5. Maybelline Color Tattoo in Eternal Gold

6. Maybelline Color Tattoo in Pomegranate Punk / Metallic Pomegranate


Nail Polish:

1. Dior Nail Varnish in 537 Riviera

2. Ga-de Crystallic Matte Nail Color in 55 Blue Sugar

3. Anny in 355 Velvet Chinchilla

4. Estee Lauder Nail Lacquer in Viper


1. Paris Street Style by Isabelle Thomas & Frederique Veysset! Its so hard photographing books! 

2. The Following (Kevin Bacon Series):

3. Hannibal (Another Series)


1. Loreal Super Liner in Black Lacquer:

2. Maybelline The Rocket Volume Express Mascara

To watch me talk about why I like or dislike them Faves and Fails:

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Guide To Longest Days Of The Week Makeup (Guide to Long Lasting Makeup)

This is a long post to read without a good drink, so before you proceed, grab a cup of tea or something!

I have days during the week when I work for an average of 10 hours, some people might think its ordinary, others might think its' extreme, but to each his own, and lets be real, these are the happiest bank days! One thing I worry about during those days is looking presentable all day long, and making sure that even if I get tired, I look alert and ready to take over the world! And I have found that this concern can be translated into two "beauty techniques".

How to make it last as long as I still have things to do.
The answer is simple. Prime and seal. I use both facial primers and eye primers. Another great thing is everything that claims, and in your experience, has proved to be long lasting.
But first, make sure that your skin has been taken care of, clean and moisturized.

Facial primers are you saviors at times like this. Use a facial primer that tackles your concerns, because every primer does a couple specific things, some blur pores, others illuminate, others control oil, etc. Your skin is your guide, what doesnt please you can be fixed with the right skincare products and a great primer.

Afterwards, I recommend concealing before applying foundation. Let them blend together instead of having your concealer sitting on top and not really "colliding" with your foundation. I am not a makeup artist or expert, but my experience is the only thing I can share, and this has proved to work better for me.

When you apply your foundation, regardless of the tool you are using, remember to press it with your own hands, no sweeping motion needed, just a lot of pressing.

Finishing powder is a must as well, your liquids need to come in contact with a powder product for them to really sit and stay where they are. Use a powder that is not insanely shimmery, I will explain why later!

Now in terms of your eyes, even if you are not wearing any eye makeup, using a flesh toned primer is important. Not only does it cancel out any discoloration on your lids, but it also helps deal with the natural oils your lids produce. But of course if you want to use eyeshadows, it will also help them from creasing.

And if you're using eyeshadows, another step that you might consider is a long lasting cream base, be it in the form of a pencil or actual cream eyeshadows like Mac painpots, Maybelline color tattoos, etc.

As for your lashes, if you dont have problems with mascara transfers or flaking, then use your regular mascara like you would normally do. But if you do have mascara problems, you might want to consider using a waterproof one.

Another good readily available tool is tissue paper to blot your face during the day. Even if your skin isnt oily, blotting is another way of pressing too!

One last tip if you're concerned with longevity problems, never apply a product you've never used yourself on a long day, unless you are willing to risk a possible recipe for disaster!

How To Make Your Makeup Almost Unnoticeable So That Nobody Will Know It's Fading.
You know, sometimes your makeup just doesn't want to sit all day long, sometimes it just wants to fade! It happens. But there are ways to camouflage rebellious makeup. Think of your makeup as an iguana walking on a brick wall! If the bricks are gray and your iguana is blue, we will be able to see it moving. But if it is as close of a shade to the brick wall, it can move around unnoticed! The secret to good looking faded makeup is the neutral skin toned matte one. Lets go further into detail and explain why!

Shimmer is your number one enemy. Shimmer will either fall on your face and transfer, and you know, shimmer doesn't hide, it shines! Or it will stay in place while the color has faded, and it'll look like you've applied glitter on some areas of your face, like you would a disco ball! So why risk it? just stay clear from glitters and go all matte or at best satin! Do I need to talk about glitter? NO!

Now color is another enemy, but its equally harmful on all areas on the face. Colorful eyeshadow is the worst of all color evils. Even the best eyeshadow primer and the best color base wont guarantee your eye makeup to look as fresh as it used to be when you first apply it. And again, if the color you can see in its original intended place starts moving, it'll attract eyes, we will notice it first! But if you apply a color similar to your skin tone, it wont be visible enough to see it moving around!

If you opt for a liner, it must be either waterproof, or long lasting, and either ways, it needs to be tried and tested by you yourself and not me telling you this or any other blogger. You should also seal your liner by using a shadow of that same color. Lets say you had a cat eye on, seal your liner with matte black eyeshadow, remember, east, west, matte is the best! And if you still want to incorporate color to your eye look, apply it in the most minimal way possible, I recommend a liner in your waterline. Again, it must be waterproof, not according to what the package says, but based on your own experience. At the end of the eyeshadow paragraph, I must emphasize one thing, keep it simple!

For mascara, I've already covered everything I need to talk about earlier.

Now lets talk about your cheeks. From personal experience, I have noticed that some blushes are longer lasting than others. I can name Tom ford and Nars blushes as representatives and owners of the long lasting blush club. But this doesn't meant that if you use them you will be safe, and again, I am not promoting any products in this post, I am just writing from experience. If you find a blush line that you tried and trusted, these blushes are what I think you should wear during your longest days of the week! I also like matte blushes because again they can fade without leaving shimmer behind, and also natural shades. But with blush even a highly pigmented blush can be applied naturally. If a blush isn't particularly long lasting, and you still want to wear it, just make sure its matte, that's all. You could also opt for stains, these are nice and should last and stain your cheeks, hence the name. But make sure you try them before your long day! Nobody likes public fails/humiliations!

As for lips, I think you have two options! You can either go for the a tinted lip balm or a clear one, because lip balm is also a treatment and it feels more natural in front of your boss/coworkers to reapply throughout the day. Or you can opt for a staining product. The downside to that is that most of them are drying, but we cant have it all can we? Stains must be tried and tested again.

Prime, make sure your skin is well blended, and seal. Avoid shimmery products, avoid color that can move around and be seen, embrace your natural beauty, and think of the importance of lip hydration and also how resilient your lips are. Don't go all adventurous on your longest days of the week, stick to the tried and testes!

I feel like a broken record by now, tried and tested must be the most repeated phrase in this long post. good thing its coming to an end! I hope it was informative for you guys. I'll make sure to film a video for those of you who prefer heard over read! Don't forget to leave your tips and tricks for the rest of us to get even more informed, because everyone experiences different fading makeup adventures, and we all must have had fails in our lives, we are human! If you think I've forgotten something, make sure to let me know by commenting or contacting me someway or another, and maybe we can discuss in in another post ;) Have a good day and stick to those you know will stick to you, don't force chemistry to happen, that is a recipe for disaster!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Lip Products Addict Tag

Another two of my all time favorite YouTubers, Amelia from Amelia Liana and Estee from EssieButton, have recently created a great tag that I really want to do. The tag in mind is The Lip Product Addict Tag that you can click on to watch their original video. It has eight questions, so lets get started!

1. Favorite Balm/Treatment?

The good old Blistex that feel minty and nice and does a great job at nourishing those lips of mine! I'm not crazy about dipping my fingers in the pot, especially because its small and some product always gets under my short fingernails! But its still my favorite so far.

2. Best eye-catching red?

Without a speck of doubt in my mind, the YSL Glossyy Stain in 09 Rouge Lacque! Its such a classic universally complimentary lipstick. Its not too warm toned or cool toned, its kind of neutral! It has a glossy finish that is literally breathtaking! It lasts and lasts and lasts and lasts and lasts, you get the picture right? It is AMAZING!

3. Best luxury & best high-street/drugstore?

Luxury-wise, the Guerlain Rouge Automatique. The packaging is genius, the texture is so creamy and comfortable, never drying, they are long lasting and some shades leave a stain! There's nothing negative about these babies, seriously! Drugstore-wise, I'm yet to really try drugstore lines, but a shade that I'm especially fond of comes from the Rimmel Apocalips line and it is called Out Of This World!

(Left to Right: 166, 141,122)

4. Best Mac Lipstick?

I own zero mac lipsticks, crazy I know. So obviously I cant answer this question. But to give you some sort of answer, the one Mac lipstick I cant wait to get is Mac Plumful! I am using some pictures I found online, so none of these are necessarily mine!

5. Most disappointing?

I know many people disagree on this, but the YSL Rouge Volupte and the whole Volupte line is very disappointing! Lets start by saying that I find the fake melon scent atrocious, it puts me off using it! Another thing is that it is too creamy that it just melts off within 30 minutes, even without eating and drinking! The only good thing about them is the packaging, but w nice packaging doesn't make or break the deal for me!

6. Liner, yes or no?

No. Liners are a product I do not enjoy using, be it eye liner or lip liner! Well, honestly, I'm just a little too lazy for lip liner, cannot be bothered!

7. Best Gloss?

Guerlain Maxi Shine in 470 Magenta Woah! Love the shade, the way it feels, it smells nice, the packaging is pretty and practical, and if you'l like to know more details about this product in particular, you can either read more information here or watch my review video here.

Something Extra?

I thought I'd show two lipstick shades that are very similar that I dont think you'd need both of! Lancome Rouge in Love in 381B Violette Coquette and Tom Ford lip color in 17 Violet Fatale! The TF one is slightly warmer, but nothing major, and on the lips, they look almost identical!

And that's it, I plan to film a video of this tag, so if you'd like to watch the video, check the link in about two weeks and you might find a link or something!
PS the video will be uploaded on May the 27th at 12 PM Jerusalem time!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Tom Ford Lip Colors: Wild Ginger & Violet Fatale

If there can ever be two products that I thought my life depended on having, then these products must be Tom Ford lipsticks! I couldnt care less about the extremely high price tag for a plain lipstick, I just knew I wanted a couple of them. I waited for an opportunity to get some hence they're unavailable in my country, and as they say, absence makes the heart grow fonder, the longer I had to wait, the more determined I got. So long story short, I finally  got the chance to finally own some.

For 50 dollars a lipstick, I decided to get two lipsticks, one which is a favorite of my all time favorite YouTuber, Lily Pebbles, and that is Wild Ginger which is a stunning orange red. The second one is a what I had hoped would be a straight up purple lipstick, which is Violet Fatale, but we'll get to that later.

Before we talk about colors themselves, let me just tell you guys that these expensive lipsticks are... NOTHING SPECIAL! There's nothing special in the texture, the way these things feel on my lips, the wear-time, etc etc etc. Did I call Mr. Ford's lipstick average? OOPS, I think I have! I mean, they're really nice, but so are many other lipsticks in the market! Lets be more specific and give a full description of these two 50 USD lipsticks!

Lets start out by saying that the only thing these two lipsticks from the same line and brand have in common is the wear time! Other than that, I felt that they were completely different. Both shades wore on me for an average of 3-4 hours, but they come off when I eat. I feel like if you let them sit on the lips for a good hour or two then they are more likely to leave a stain behind, but if you eat straight away, then you will definitely have to reapply.

In terms of texture, I felt that Violet Fatale was much more creamy and glossy, which may explain the fact that it has less pigment. Wild Ginger felt rather drier, didnt have the glossy finish of the former, I wouldnt say a matte finish, , but had a lot more pigment. I really don't think I can describe the texture of Tom Ford lipsticks as a line, as the two I've tried could not be more different, at least texture wise.

Wild Ginger is a stunning orange with strong red vibes, if that makes any sense! It is extremely extremely pigmented, and it has a satin finish. It's the perfect night out shade, and it pairs particularly well with a winged, tons of mascara, and a bronzer. I have filmed a tutorial using this shade with eyeshadow and blush, and it did look nice with that, but if you wanted this lipstick to be the focal point of the look, just do a winded line and bronze up your complexion!

Violet Fatale is a raspberry purple pink, which disappointed me a bit, but I still really like the color nonetheless! It's very different from Wild Ginger as I have suggested earlier! It has less pigmentation and more glossiness, it feels more buttery and smooth, creamy, and it has baby almost invisible shimmer! I think this would be perfect for a daytime look with pink blush, shimmery champagne eyeshadow all over the lid, a matte skin tone crease shade, and obviously, the secret weapon to meh lashes, mascara! This shade is also the perfect night out shade, just don't do bronzer, apply your highlighter, sculpt your face with a neutral toned sculpting powder, keep the eyes, add the liner, and you're more than ready to shine!

Overall, I cannot say that I'm disappointed, I mean, after all, they are really nice lipsticks... I just expected more! I will the heavens out of them though! I will not leave two 50 USD dollars to rot in a drawer! But I wouldnt say that they were must haves by any means! just some good lipsticks with a heavier than needs to be price tag...

Don't forget to check out the tutorial I already linked somewhere throughout the post :)