Monthly Archives: January 2019

Glitter over regular nail polish – nails before I remove the polish :D

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Because, apparently, I never take pictures when I have new nail polish on freshly done, I’ll call this type of posts – nails before I remove the polish.

Just like every other time, I took pictures of this nails right before I took the nail polish off of them. It is actually glitter over regular nail polish. I bought some craft glitter and looked sooo nice. As you know my obsession that is shown in this postย you knew I had to get it.

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I really wanted to show you how cute they looked ๐Ÿ™‚ Next time I’ll try to remember to take pictures sooner ๐Ÿ˜€

How I did them:ย 

I applied regular nail polish underneath. After few tries, I noticed that dark blue goes the best with it. Then, while the polish is still tacky, I dipped into the glitter. Noone said this will be fun ๐Ÿ˜€ย  After that I dusted off the excess and applied transparent nail polish to tone down the greediness.

This is little greedy and will cling to your clothes so if you plan on wearing silk, I don’t recommend it. Because of its texture, I came very fast, hence the mess of a look that I have on the pictures.

But hey, why bother over a nail polish. Until it chips badly, I think it is not that bad…depending on the look you are going for ๐Ÿ˜€

Have you seen my newest post about one of the most beautiful glitter nail polishes? Here it is:ย Golden Rose Extreme Glitter shine nail lacquerย 211ย 

Heads up:

  • Be careful when you use glitter. It can go all over the place no matter how careful you are.
  • Be careful when it is close to your eyes as it can cause damage to your cornea if it gets in it.

Wishing you very happy end of the week.

Regards,

Antidote ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Essence – Mermaid Eyeshadow Box – 03 – My Shell Is My Castle

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Hi my Readers ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m always looking out for the colorful pallets that are on display and this is not different. I went in a store in Frankfurt to find something for my skincare that I couldn’t find anywhere else and I saw this pallet and bought it. I’m not sure why I did that since I don’t have much luck with essence eyeshadows but I guess I wanted to give them another try.

 

So, this is going to be about essence eyeshadow in general.

Essence eyeshadows swatch really good but when it comes to applying, they are really difficult. It takes different brushes and some setting spray (that not everybody has on hand) to make them work.

Essence – Mermaid Eyeshadow Box – 03 – My Shell Is My Castle

 

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I made look with this palette and it is not different from the previous ones. Gorgeous shades, difficult to apply. They might be inexpensive but that doesn’t mean we could spend so much time applying them.

Also, after an hour of wearing it, my eyes started acting up and were hurting. I do have problems with my eyes but that hasn’t happened from an eyeshadow a really long time.

Update: after few hours of wear, my eyes were reeealy RED, itchy, irritated and burning. Luckily I decided to postpone my activities and traveling for the next day and was able to remove the eyeshadow (I only had that eyeshadow, no mascara or eyeliner). It continued being like that hours after removing the eyeshadow and ended up not going out because of that. After removing it, I felt relief.

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Their lasting power is not much of a power. They bunch up in the crease after a short time and they disappear after little longer.

Also, you see that gooorgeous gold shade, well, it turns out the glitter is overspray and the rest of it is really bad almost transparent shade that I could not make work even with concealer as a base.

So far I’ve tried half of the eyeshadows in the palette.

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A tip: you remember those sponge eyeshadow applicators that everyone dislikes, ridicules and throws away? Well, those ones are amazing for applying this eyeshadows and was the only thing that could apply this shadows. Even the fingers didn’t work as good as those.

You can find it here.

 

If you tried essence eyeshadows, did the work good or they were difficult to work with?

 

Have a nice one ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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From extrovert to introvert to…how to beat the introvert in you

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Modern days an technology something that we all need to think about how it is affecting our health. With simple click away, we stopped leaving our houses even for essential tasks like eating! If that is not concerning, I don’t know what is. The latest modern way of avoiding going out is stating โ€žI am introvertโ€œ. Okay. And what are you doing about it? I know what I am writing here so stay with me.

Here is the explanation:

I, myself, used to be a person that had a day full of tasks. I barely had a time to sleep. That, for me, was perfect day. As I got disappointed about how my country is doing everything bad and squeezing out creative brains, I got discouraged. Started staying more at home and my tasks suddenly went down. Even if I had something to do, I didn’t wanted to do it as I knew nothing will change. That made me somewhat introvert. I didn’t wand interaction, especially with people that I know but I don’t really agree with them.

So, from someone that had perfect orating skills, made projects, appeared on many TV news about my projects, singer, violinist in orchestra and band member – I became someone that didn’t wanted to live the home.

One day, I decided to do something about that. I applied for intern in bank where constant interaction with people was a must. I applied for student visit in another country. I tried. I still think that my country is a killing the creative souls but at least I am trying to become myself again.

I’m here to tell you that it is a slow process but I believe you can manage to reverse or make it opposite of what it is by doing simple tasks.

Starter tips ๐Ÿ™‚

In my last post I wrote about simple things andย find useful posts from other bloggers that will help you with drinking more water on daily basis. Hydrating yourself is a start of a process to a going out as often as you can.

This other post about going out for simple tasks will help you go out more.

More simple tips and things ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Go out for groceries. Don’t order over the phone.
  • Go out for 10min walk around the neighborhood. No internet. Only music.
  • Try to shop in stores, not online. Or at least window shop.
  • Visit something in your town that is interesting but you haven’t really thought about it.
  • Visit some picnic place. Further more, go out for picnic. Even by yourself. All you need is a book, or music.

Don’t allow yourself to sit on you couch every single day and evening. Make it a point to go out on a friday or saturday. Those are 2-3 hours of music that you like and possibly dancing allowing yourself to feel more free. And try not to be on your phone so much in those 2-3 hours. It will be hard at first but it is achievable.

For everything you want to write, comments are open. ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a nice weekend!

Antidote

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New Year’s makeup shopping spree

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Hi my Readers ๐Ÿ™‚

With all of the discounts going on, it was impossible to avoid buying makeup, especially because it was something that I wanted to try or just needed it…or as you can see – needed backup of ๐Ÿ˜€

You need to start the new year with a good shopping ๐Ÿ˜€

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I kept it small. But I bought years supply amount of Garnierย  micelar watter. ๐Ÿ˜€ Both bottles are 700ml.ย You can find it here.

The megaglo highlighter from Wet ‘ n’ wild that I still think that I got a dud and you can see here why –ย I bought my first highlighter; Wenโ€™nโ€™wild in Precious Petals
You can find it here.

And yes, It was the first highlighter that I bought. I used to use eyeshadow because it was finely milled but I guess it needed to be called โ€žhighlightโ€œ to be effective…apparently.

Wet’ n’ wild eyeshadow palette that is so much talked about in the makeup world. And it is for a good reason. This one is the version in โ€žRose in the Airโ€œ. *As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

I bought makeup brushes…that I didn’t needed. If you are familiar with my obsession that I wrote about in this post, you will know why I bought them ๐Ÿ˜€
Also, more brushes didn’t hurt nobody ๐Ÿ˜€
Used them right before I took the pictures. I couldn’t wait for them to dry so I can take a picture ยฏ\_(ใƒ„)_/ยฏ

The essence mermaid palette is not new but I included it in the post because I haven’t used it. But a post is coming since I plan on using it.

And finally, my last purchase – alverde – the bronzer. I don’t like bronzing powder. I don’t like bronzing my face but I do like contouring. I am running really low on my cool toned eyeshadow (yes, eyeshadow for a contour) that I use for contouring and I needed something. I was in another town but I was in a hurry so I tried this one, got outside to see how it looks on daylight and even though it looked so orange – I still decided to buy it. Plus it was 30% off out of the previous 15% off ๐Ÿ˜€ My plan was to buy another one but I couldn’t find it.

 

I’m wishing you an amazing night and lots of smiles ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy New Year :)

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Hi my Readers ๐Ÿ™‚

Please read this 3 sentences about how with only socks you can help homeless people.

I’m wishing you a Happy New Year filled with health, happiness and joy!

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I’m going to quote and change that quote a little adding only a word:

This is a post for everyone who didn’t let invisible or visible illness take them down. To those of you who fought your body. To those of you who fought your mind. You’re badass.

Hope this inspires you do be even better in this year.

Do something good for someone else.

In this cold days, homeless persons are in need of socks. Buy some, give them, leave some in shelters. Such an inexpensive thing to buy but such an expensive gift to give someone a warmth to their body and in their hearts.ย 

I encourage you to be better every day. A smile will do that to you.

Hope to see you reading my next post related to the superficial beauty.

Have a nice one,

Antidote ๐Ÿ˜‰

And a song to start this year with good melodies on our mind ๐Ÿ™‚