**Official AVON Holiday Giveaway!** There will be 2 winners this time!

Great giveaway! Check it out! ❤

UPDATE: Vichy Dercos Neogenic Treatment&Shampoo

Hello everyone! ★★★

Vichy Dercos Neogenic Treatment

You can find here the initial post about the Vichy Dercos Neogenic Treatment&Shampo and my thoughts about them and also the pictures for the first week of using the products. As I promised here are the results after a whole month of using them:

Vichy Dercos Neogenic Treatment&Shampoo

For the third week I didn`t post any photos because there was not much of a change.

Vichy Dercos Neogenic Treatment&Shampoo

Final thoughts: After using these products for the whole month I could really see a differece not only in the way my hair is looking but also I have noticed that my hair does not fall so much as before. Eventhough I believe it`s on the expensive side I consider it is worth the money and I am thinking to buy another month of treatment. For me the Vichy Dercos Neogenic Treatment really worked but I don`t know if everyone reacts the same to it.

Have a wonderful week!

Kisses, Carina

Gift Ideas under 50$ – For Her

Hello everyone!!!

Since december is so close I thought I would share with you some great gift ideas. I have already started looking for gifts for my family and friends and found some great stuff. Hope you like it too!

1.Benefit Cosmetics 3 Scoops O’ Sexy – 42$

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2.Benefit Cosmetics World Famous Neutrals Sexiest Nudes Ever – 30$

Gift idea

3. Essie and OPI nail polisehes

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4.Marc Jacobs Beauty Lust For Lacquer Lip Vinyl in Truth Or Dare – 28$

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5.Oasap cute sweater – 34$

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6.Conair Curling Iron – 16$

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7.Forever21 statement necklace – 11$

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8.Vicoria`s secret gift set – 25$

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9. Gift Cards – If you don`t have any ideas you can always buy them a gift card from their favorite shop!

Of course these are just some ideas you can always find other statement necklaces or beauty gift sets or clothes I just found some inspiration! I really hope you like them.

Did you start looking for gifts or am I the only one who cannot wait until the Christmas tree is up?! ❤

Have a wonderful week! Kisses

eShakti 50$ Giveaway

Hello everyone! (♥)

I have an exciting giveaway for you all today and I am delighted to be working with eSahkti on it! I`m glad that I can make someone a little gift before Christmas. The giveaway lasts for 2 weeks so until 05.12.2014 and I`ll announce the winner on my blog, on my facebook and twitter so don`t forget to check it out!

eShakti is the #1 in women’s fashion clothing in the USA for custom-clothes-made to your size and style. For those who just want standard sizes, everything is also available in sizes 0-36W.

Register now and get $30 redeemable on your first purchase

Here are my favorite items, perfect for the Holidays:

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Blouse- http://www.eshakti.com/Product/CL0032142/Cutout-neck-crepe-top
Skirt- http://www.eshakti.com/Product/CL0033013/Cotton-poplin-pleated-skirt

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skirt – http://www.eshakti.com/Product/CL0033099/Floral-pailette-mesh-skirt
red dress – http://www.eshakti.com/Product/CL0033307/Grace-dress
blue dress – http://www.eshakti.com/Product/CL0033178/Ribbon-stripe-yoke-stretch-poplin-dress
blue skirt – http://www.eshakti.com/Product/CL0030827/Trinity-crinoline

GIVEAWAY RULES:

1. You must follow my blog and also follow me on twitter (click here)

2. Leave me a comment with the link to which product you would like to buy if you won the giveaway.     

3.You must live in USA or Canda to be able to enter this giveaway.

Here you can find their new arrivals – http://www.eshakti.com/Products/New%20Arrivals

I highly recommend following them on Facebook and Twitter to find out what’s new on their site click here to follow them on facebook and here to follow on twitter.
Good luck! I`m looking forward to seeing your picks!
Kisses, Carina                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

REVIEW: Essence Get Big Lashes Mascara

Hello everyone! ^_^

Today I wanted to share with you one of my favorite mascaras. I have been using essence products for a long time and I have always been happy with the results.

Essence Get Big Lashes Mascara

I like the applicator brush on this mascara, it is really nice and works great for evenly applying product on my lashes. It adds volume and lengthens my lashes without making them clumpy. It has a wet formula but as all mascaras do it dries a little bit and it becomes even better. It is not too heavy on the lashes and it stays in place all day.

It has a big brush wand and at first I thought it would be hard to apply but it does not mess over my lids. .

Essence Mascara

Here is my before and after with only one layer:

Essence Mascara

And here is the before and after with two layers applied. With this mascara you can even achieve spirdery lashes if you do like them. Personally I love spidery lashes when I`m wearing only mascara and a red lipstick.

Essence Get Big Lashes

Essence Get Big Lashes

Here is the look I wore today with this mascara:

Essence Get Big Lashes

All in all I think it is a great mascara for its inexpensive price and I would repurchase it.

What do you think about it?

Kisses!

My wonderful cats ^ ‿‿ ^

Hello everyone!!!

I really wanted to share with you three members of my family. Everyone loves them and I seriously could not imagine my life without them.

My cats

PUFY (8 years old male) – I bough him from a man at the local market because I did not think he would take care of him. He was only a 3 months old ball of fur and it was love at first sight. He spends a lot of time with my other cat (Tulip) and he is very gentle and loving.

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PATY (7 years old female)She has a sad story, I found her when she was only a couple of days I think someone just abandoned her and of course I could not just leave her there so I adopted her. She does not really like the company of my other two cats and she usually is alone somewhere in the house waiting for me or my parents to give her some love and affection.

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TULIP (3 years old female) –  I have also adopted her when she was around 1 year old. She and Pufy spend a lot of time together and she is really loving and always wants to be around me. The kitten in the first picture is hers because she was already pregnant when I took her…I have given him for adoption and he is also very loved.

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Cat IMG_3412I love them very much and I wish I could adopt more! Do you like my cats?

KISSES

♥ Statment Necklaces

Hello everyone!

Statement necklaces are my favorite accessories. They’re the perfect way to complete an outfit and add some glam to it. I always reach for them because they add so much to an otherwise simple or basic outfit.

Here are some of my favorite ones:

Statement necklaceThe one I`ve been wearing lately is the first one. I wore it in my previous post as well, you can see it here where I paired it with a shirt.

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Another one of my favorites it this one which I wore for my birthday:

Statement NecklaceTell me which one you like!

Kisses

L`Oreal Infallible 24H Foundation: Review and Swatches:

Hello everyone!

Lately I`ve been loving L`oreal Inafaillible 24H Foundation and I wanted to share it with you.

L'oreal Infallible 24h FoundationWhat they say: A make-up with superior hold and moisturising comfort for 24 hour flawless coverage, no touch ups required. Fighting imperfections and shine without compromising on moisture, skin is left truly infallible.

Before telling you my opinion I want to show you the before and after:

L'oreal Infallible 24h Foundation

The color I`m using is 125 “Natural Rose”

L'oreal Infallible 24h Foundation

Coverage: One layer of foundation has medium coverage but it is buildable and you can achive full coverage. It sets fast but you must be careful because once it sets it gets just a little bit darker. I also like using it as a concelear for my under eyes circles because it doesn`t set into my fine lines and layers very well.

L'oreal Infallible 24h Foundation

Scent: This foundation does have a light scent that to me smells like a face cream. If you do not like scented cosmetics this might bother you. I personally like it and I feel the smell wears off after 1-2 hours.

Consistency: It is not a thick foundation but it isn`t light either so somewhere in the middle. Once I apply it it feels light and I feel my skin can breath through it. It has a velvety finish and I don`t feel I need to apply powder over it (my skin is normal and I only get oily on my T-zone but after 5-6 hours). If I would wear this for a night out I would apply powder there.

L'oreal Infallible 24h Foundation

L'oreal Infallible 24h Foundation

                              A little goes a long way

I like that L’oreal Infallible 24h Foundation has Hyaluronic fresh complex which keeps the skin hydrated thus I don`t feel it leaves my skin dry. In flash photos it looks very good, it does not look like a mask. It claims to last for 24h, I didn`t wear it that much but it looks good for 6-7 hours.

All in all I really recommend this product and I hope you`ll find this review useful!

Have a nice weekend!!! xoxo

REVIEW: Vichy Dercos Neogenic Treatment&Shampoo

Hello everyone! ★★★

As I mentioned in my previous post lately I had problems with my hair because it has started falling a lot. I looked everywhere for a product to help my hair get ist strength back and i found the Vichy Dercos Neogenic treatment. (1st Hair renewal treatment: with Stemoxydine 5% -patented molecule)

Vichy Dercos Neogenic

Vichy Dercos Neogenic Treatment:

what they say: Between 2 cycles, the hair bulb falls into a dormant phase during wich the bulb is on hold and remains empty. To change phase , the hair bulb needs a wake up signal: it is by working on this phase that L’Oreal Research has discovered the role of stem cells in the awakening of dormant bulbs and renewal the hair. Dercos Neogenic with Stemoxydine, 1st molecule biomimetic molecule to promote the effective functioning of stem cells.

Awakens dormant bulbs.
The treatment promises 1700 new hair on 90 days for the optimal result which means three months x 28 monodoses daily. After reading some opinions I decided to buy the treatment for one month because, at least for me it is on the expensive side (the price varies from 100$-150$ depending where you buy it for 28 monodoses).

WEEK 1:
Before talking about it I want to show you the progress so far:

Vichy Dercos Neogenic Before and After

The left side is the Before and the right one is After

Vichy Dercos Neogenic

My opinion: One monodose has 6 ml. and the consistency of water with a very plesant smell. It does not leave the hair gressy at all and you can apply it on wet or dry hair, every day. After appying the monodose I feel like my scalp gets warm and I guess it`s the product working its magic. The applicator is very easy to use: you must insert the monodose in it without removig its plastic cap and move the applicator across the scalp in a zig-zag manner. By doing so it  gives your scalp a blood circulation-promoting rub – thanks to the specially designed tip of the applicator.

Vichy Dercos Neogenic

The aplicator

Vichy Dercos Neogenic

A monodose x 6ml

Dercos Neogenic Redensifying Shampoo:

Vichy Dercos Redensifying ShampooBecause I have decided to use the treatment only for one month I thought it would be better to use the shampoo from the same line. They say it is suited for sparce hair with established hair loss

What they say : A crystalline formula with ultra-light texture and enriched with styling agents from hair styling products, to coat hair even the thinnest. Without weighing down hair. Its light and easy to rinse foam makes hair soft, shiny and easier to style.

My opinion: It has the same plesant smell as the treatment and it does leave my hair soft and shiny but it gives me volume at the same time. I will defenitely repurchase it even after I will finish the treatment.

I am very happy with the results so far and I am going to update the post for the next 3 weeks . I really see a difference not only with my hair renewal but also in the way my hair looks in the sense that it is thicker and looks healthier.

I really hope you found the review helpful and I`m looking forward to your opinions and suggestions!

 

10 HAIR TIPS&TRICKS ♥

Hello everyone!  ♥ ♥ ♥ 

After some years of struggling with my hair problems I wanted to share my tips and tricks in order to help other persons as well. I have a very thin hair and lately it has started falling a lot so I bought the Vichy Dercos Neogenic treatment and I can see the results. I will write a review about it soon. Until then here are my tips and tricks :

10 hair tips and tricks1. CONDITIONER – only apply conditioner on the bottom half of your hair (espcially on the ends because they are the most dry and damaged). Appling contidioner on the roots and scalp can actually clog your follicles, and slow hair growth and increase oil production.

2. TRIM YOUR SPLIT ENDS –  I know it is a hard thing to do especially when you are trying to grow your hair long but using different masks and treatments won`t solve the problem (these are only short-term solutions). If you don`t trim your split ends in time it is likely to split further and you will need to cut more,

3. SHAMPOOING – When washing your hair try to concentrate the shampoo only on your scalp and roots because it is too harsh for your ends (which already lack the natural oils) and apply the conditioner as I mentioned above.

4. MASSAGE YOUR SCALP – Try doing so at least for one minute while shampooing. By doing this it will stimulate blood flow which improves hair growth and the strenght of your roots.

5. PILLOW CASE – Switch your cotton pillow case with a satin or silk one. Satin and silk reduces frezzy hair, split ends and it doesn`t abosbe your natural oils as cotton does.

6. BRUSH YOUR HAIR – You should brush it before taking a bath in order to prevent tangles and knots but you should also brush it before you go to bed. Burshing your hair also helps distribute your natural oils towards your ends.

7. AVOID HOT WATER – Skip hot water showers, because hot water will make your hair  dry and brittle as it strips protective oils from your hair. Thus, prefer a temperature which is just a bit warmer than your body temperature.

8. EAT HEALTHY FOODS like – Salmon which is full of omega-3 fatty acids, which keep your scalp hydrated and healthy. Walnuts another food full of omega-3, walnuts are also a great source of biotin and vitamin E. Orange foods like carrots because they’re full of beta-caroten a reddish-orange pigment that your body turns into vitamin A during the digestion processv. Vitamin A is a key ingredient in the growth and renewal of new skin cells – scalp included and Eggs because hair is primarily composed of a protein called keratin, so eating protein-rich foods will promote hair growth and health.

9. AVOID TIGHT HAIR TIES – Avoid using super tight hair ties; instead opt for scrunchies with  cloth around them avoindind the ones with that metal bar. Tight hair ties tend to pull your hair back real tight which increases friction. This can cause breakage

10. SUITABLE HAIR MASKS – Use hair masks that are suited for your hair. It is important to use the right masks otherwise it can further aggravate your problem. (Masks serve a variaty of problmes like  dry hair,  oily hair, damaged hair, dyed hair etc.)

d752bf93d6028d48a7a2469d69e3f01fI really hope you found this tips useful! ♥

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