Sunday, February 7, 2016

My Insta-January 2016 |Smugnificent

It is time again for my insta-month post and while choosing the photos one think became obvious, this month was delicious! Coming back from holidays is never easy and January was certainly really full with its ups and downs but I can certainly say it had some cool highlights.

  The only thing I could say I didn't really enjoyed this month was being away from my home for a big part of it. Traveling for work or even for vacation is cool and fun but overall wanderlust is not one of my traits, I love staying home too much hahaha.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Kiehl's advent calendar 2015 round-up |Smugnificent

If you follow me long here or on Youtube you know that the last few years I am literally obsessed with advent calendars. I try to find which ones will be released early on, always searching for new ones I have not gotten in the past. This year I focused on beauty calendars and I ended up getting not 1 but 3 of them! I was familiar with 2 of them, the Ciaté Mini Mani month and the L' Occitane Holiday advent calendar as I had gotten them previously. And I also really enjoyed them this year.

The third one I got though was a new addition by Kiehl's, a brand that I have tried a few things from, which I have fairly enjoyed so I found this an excellent opportunity to try a good variety of their line. 24 products for body, hair and skincare, most of them new to me in. I thought that it would be a good idea to show you what I found behind the doors as a quick overview because to my knowledge this is the first year Kiehl's launched a calendar and this can give you a taste of what you could expect for next year.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Kérastase Elixir Ultime hair oils |Smugnificent

Hair oils are among the most important products for my hair care since many years now and I they never miss my beauty stash. I have tried many different oils the last few years and I have quite a few favourites so I was intrigued to try out the new Elixir Ultime hair oils by Kérastase that Paoletti Public Relations sent to me. 

But before I jump in to the actual review I feel again the need to say how amazing I find Kate Moss in all the promo material of Kérastase since she became their muse. True hair inspiration.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

My Insta-December 2015 |Smugnificent

I have been away from blogging from more than a month and I will avoid listing excuses but I am back and I will try to catch up on my post especially since I am incapable of filming since I have a hoarse voice from the moment I got back from vacation. December's insta-posts are among my favourites and it is always very difficult to chose pictures for them so this post will be indeed picture heavy. So before diving into my photo diary for the last month of 2015 I just have a small announcement concerning the blog.

 It is something that I am thinking since more than a year now and I decided to finally give it a go. From now on my posts (at least the majority of them) will be written only in English. Writing in 2 languages especially the crazy long posts I use to write is sometimes exhausting and often results in writing less and less. In an effort to try blogging a bit more often I will try keeping one language and see how it goes. That doesn't bring any change on my Youtube videos where I will keep filming them both in Greek and English as usual as I got a clear feedback from all of you that you prefer that. So I hope I will have your support in this effort and that I will compensate with more posts that you will all enjoy!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

My Insta-November 2015 |Smugnificent

November came and left and it brought cold autumn weather and even some glimpses of winter. Certainly a crazy busy month (but December is even crazier) but I tried to enjoy every little bit of free time.

O Νοέμβριος ήρθε και πέρασε και έφερε κρύο φθινοπωρινό καιρό για να μην πω ακόμη και χειμωνιάτικη ατμόσφαιρα. Σίγουρα ήταν ένας τρελός γεμάτος μήνας (και πιστέψτε με ο Δεκέμβριος είναι ακόμη πιο τρελός) αλλά προσπάθησα να απολαύσω κάθε στιγμή που είχα ελεύθερη.

Monday, November 23, 2015

My picks from the MAC Magic of the night collection: swatches and review |Smugnificent

It's been a while since I showed you my picks from the MAC cosmetics Holiday collection Magic of the Night and now that I am using the products for quite a while I decided to post a quick review while the collection is still available (or at least some of the products) in some countries. I certainly hope I am not too late and you will be able to find the pieces that caught your eye.

Πριν λίγο καιρό σας έδειξα  τι διάλεξα από την MAC cosmetics Holiday collection Magic of the Night και τώρα μιας και χρησιμοποιώ τα προϊόντα εδω και λίγο καιρό, αποφάσισα να ανεβάσω ένα γρήγορο review όσο η συλλογή είναι ακόμη διαθέσιμη (ή τουλάχιστον κάποια από τα προϊόντα) σε κάποιες χώρες (από όσο γνωρίζω στην Ελλάδα κυκλοφόρησε πολύ πρόσφατα). Σίγουρα ελπίζω να μπορέσετε να βρείτε τα κομμάτια που ξεχωρίσατε.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

New in by Le Petit Marseillais |Smugnificent

A few weeks ago I found a package in my mailbox by Paoletti Public Relations with the latest products by Le Petit Marseillais. I love their stuff because they combine quality, many natural ingredients and good prices. Quite often I review high end and luxurious care products for you and it is known that I love a good luxury treat but I am always very happy when I find great budget alternatives. And for this I can always depend on Le Petit Marseillais.

Πριν λίγες εβδομάδες παρέλαβα ένα πακέτο από την Paoletti Public Relations με τα τελευταία προϊόντα από την εταιρία Le Petit Marseillais. Μου αρέσουν πολύ τα προϊόντα τους γιατί συνδυάζουν ποιότητα, πολλά φυσικά προϊόντα και καλές τιμές. Πολύ συχνά  σας παρουσιάζω reviews με high end και πολυτελή προϊόντα περιποίησης και είναι γνωστό πως αγαπώ αυτές τις μικρές στιγμές πολυτέλειας αλλά είμαι πάντα χαρούμενη όταν βρίσκω εξαιρετικές οικονομικές εναλλακτικές. Και γι αυτό το σκοπό μπορώ να βασιστώ πάντα στην Le Petit Marseillais. 

Monday, November 9, 2015

New H&M Beauty line review- does it worth the hype? |Smugnificent

I think that everyone and their mother is aware of the huge revamping the whole H&M Beauty line got. Everything we knew about H&M beauty products belongs in the past and the company launched a huge line of beauty products making everyone in the beauty world to talk about it. So it is certainly an impressive and well talked about launch, the point is of course is it really any good? Or there is no reason to be excited about it?

Πιστεύω πως όλοι ανεξαιρέτως γνωρίζουν για την νέα συλλογή H&M Beauty που κυκλοφόρησε πρόσφατα. Όσα γνωρίζαμε για τα προϊόντα ομορφιάς από H&M ανήκουν στο παρελθόν πλέον καθώς η εταιρία κυκλοφόρησε μια τεράστια συλλογή προϊόντων με αποτέλεσμα όλοι να μιλούν γι αυτή. Πρόκειται επομένως για μια εντυπωσιακή και πολυσυζητημένη συλλογή, το θέμα είναι αν πραγματικά αξίζει όλο αυτό το ντόρο ή αν έχουμε ξεσηκωθεί χωρίς λόγο;

Monday, November 2, 2015

My Insta-October 2015 |Smugnificent

I guess you noticed that I skipped lat month's insta-post, something that I do very rarely but it was a crappy month and I took some time off social media so there were not a lot of photos to show you anyway. October was much better and I was in a much better mood to enjoy time with friends and try out some new and old things beauty-wise.

Φαντάζομαι θα προσέξατε πως δεν ανέβασα insta-post τον Σεπτέμβρη, κάτι που συμβαίνει σπάνια αλλά ήταν πραγματιά ένας πολύ δύσκολος μήνας και έμεινα λίγο μακριά από τα social media οπότε δεν είχα και πολλές φωτογραφίες να σας δείξω ούτως ή άλλως. Ο Οκτώβρης εξελίχθηκε πολύ καλύτερα και είχα πολύ καλύτερη διάθεση να απολαύσω το χρόνο που περνούσα με τους φιλους μου αλλά και να "παίξω" με νέα αλλά και παλιά προϊόντα!

Monday, October 19, 2015

New favourite products by Urban Decay |Smugnificent

I have talked many times either here or in my videos about the Urban Decay eyeshadows being among my favourites if not my most favourite shadows. To be honest for many years I have not been impressed by many other products from the UD line but this is changing rapidly the last year. I am impressed with their liners, enjoy their lipsticks, love the Perversion mascara, hear amazing things about their concealer which is the next in my list to try. So when I visited the wonderful UD store in London, I decided to try out some more of their latest releases, including the Afterglow 8-hour powder blushes and the Revolution high-color lip glosses.

Σας έχω μιλήσει πάρα πολλές φορές είτε εδώ είτε στα videos μου για το ότι θεωρώ τις σκιές Urban Decay ανάμεσα στις πιο αγαπημένες μου αν όχι τις πιο αγαπημένες μου σκιές. Για να είμαι ειλικρινής για πολλά χρόνια δεν είχα εντυπωσιαστεί από πολλά άλλα προϊόντα UD αλλά αυτό έχει αρχίσει να αλλάζει τον τελευταίο χρόνο. Μου αρέσουν πολύ τα μολύβια τους κι ακόμη περισσότερο τα κραγιόν τους, λατρεύω την Perversion mascara κι έχω ακούσει τα καλύτερα για το Naked concealer που είναι και το επόμενο στη wishlist μου για να δοκιμάσω. Όταν λοιπόν επισκέφτηκα το υπέροχο κατάστημα της UD στο Λονδίνο, αποφάσισα να δοκιμάσω μερικές ακόμη από τις πρόσφατες κυκλοφορίες τους, συμπεριλαμβανομένου των Afterglow 8-hour powder blushes και των Revolution high-color lip glosses.