Monday, February 26, 2018

Quickly done manicure

Before I went for a few days to the mountains I made a quick mani because I wanted to protect my nails. You all know when I am in a hurry I use water decals so nothing has changed this time either. I made this mani in no time by using two nail polishes Astor - Golden Green combined with Pupa - Golden dust. Regarding that on that day everything was on fast-forward I made just a few pictures with my phone (sorry for the quality of them) just to show you what I wore. I liked the combo, it's not a perfect match for the colors but in my opinion everything works pretty good together. Don't you think? 

If you like, besides my nail art Instagram account you can see all my travel photos and other stuff too on manases.andrea




I wish you all a fantastic week!

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Lash Sensational mascara by Maybelline

As I mentioned in one of my posts I received some PR packages and one of them is a mascara form Maybelline - Lash Sensational, I am sure many of you already now it and use it because of it's good quality. 

Firstly of all the details, I want to assure you if you want a mascara which gives you length, let's say for a going out night this one is just perfect. The mascara gives a bold look, even for my small lashes. The brush looks interesting, curvy moon like shaped, made from silicone with different sized bristles which gives you length and separates the lashes without giving a clumpy look. At application I had to be a little bit careful not to touch the skin or eyes with the curvy brush, but I managed to apply it and I loved the result. I think my lashes look nice even if they don't have that "fan" like shape as promised in the advertising. I think each woman must have a Maybelline Sensational mascara in her collection, just to have a variety to choose from when you need longer lashes or just a small pump up based on the event you are going.

As you can see in my photos on the mascara instead of the word LASH it appears CILS. As I understood it is the same product just in the USA it is named Lash and in Europe Cils but the mascaras packaging, texture and other details mentioned above is the same. Aw, I forgot to mention that the mascara has waterproof properties too but at removal I had no problems with it, so a big thumbs up!

Have you tried this mascara? What is you opinion about it?

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Malika Colors Italian Flag Collection

As I mentioned in one of my last posts about Malika Colors I came back with a picture heavy article because I made a review for the nail polishes I received in the last package from the brand. I am talking about three nail polishes from the limited edition Italian Flag Collection. As the collection name mentions I am going to show you a green, white and red nail polish.

The polishes have no names unfortunately, so I am going to write the code of them.

4611-12 - it is the dark green nail polish which is extremely pigmented and needed just one coat for full coverage. The formula is perfect I applied it effortlessly and dried in no time to a glossy finish.   

30 - the white nail polish which is a milky cream looking one. Well here I had a little bit of problems at application because it dried very fast and the formula was a little bit thicker than the other ones. I needed 2 coats to get a full coverage and it dried matte. Because the application was not so effortless I didn't received a perfect neat mani. Though I like the polish I will use it for nail arts. 

60 - the red nail polish in my opinion it has that perfect feminine shade which makes the nails look sexy 💗 it does not lean too blue or too orange. The formula is the same like at the green one, I had no problem at application and I used two layers to have a full coverage. The finish of the polish is glossy. Looks sexy, isn't it?

I used all the polishes in a nail art and made some accent nails by doing some stamping decals with flowers, using the white matte as a base! As my favorite color from this collection is green (obvious 😉) I painted my other nails with it. 

I like very much the polishes from this collection and if you do it too, until the last of the month it is on SALE, just go grab it and make some Italian flag like manis! Visit the Romanian site of Malika Colors for nail polishes and make-up products too! They came out recently with some stamping nail polishes, so I am extra curious! 

Which nail polish from this collection is your favorite one?

Friday, February 16, 2018

Product empties #2

Hello ladies. I was absent for a few days because we had a short vacation and after it I was bombed with a lot of work duties. Anyway, I am trying to come back with at least two post per week because I received a lot of PR packages and I want to show you all of them as soon as possible and tell you my opinion about them. But for now an empties post. This is my second post of this kind and I don't have so many empties to show you but, as I mentioned in my last post I let my nails breath and I want to be active on the blog, why not this way! The difference between my first post and now is that I decided to rate each product from 1 to 10. Well, let's start. 

1. MASUMI HOT SPA, TRUE PURITY - shower gel. I have this product from a local shop, it is made in Holland. This is the first time I use a product that promises a Japanese spa feeling. The scent of the shower gel is a light floral one, I think lotus fragrance which is quite pleasant and relaxing. After using it the skin feels hydrated and fresh. The product comes in a 500 ml plastic bottle. I rate this product with 8 out of 10 points. 

2. VERSACE - EROS POUR FEMME. I got this perfume from my mom as a gift. According to this perfume opens with Sicilian lemon, Calabrian bergamot and pomegranate accords, with a heart of lemon, sambac jasmine absolute, jasmine infusion and peony. The base incorporates sandalwood, ambrox, musk and various woody notes. In my opinion this perfume is quite strong and mostly the woody notes are accentuated. I can compare it with quite a few man fragrances. Even if we talk here about Versace I don't like this perfume to much, it took quite a while until I used this 30 ml quantity. In my opinion the price is to high for such a perfume! I will rate it with 5 out of 10 points.

3. Yves Rocher - Hydra Vegetal Micellar Water 2 in 1. I use very often this brands products because they make wonders for my skin and I like them because they are made mostly from natural ingredients. I use this micellar water because it hydrates and after using it my skin feels toned and refreshed. This micellar water eliminates make-up residues too so, yes I have a big thumps up for this product. My rating is 9 out of 10! 👍👍👍  

4. VICHY - Liftactiv Supreme. Last year I received this small box in a Pharmacy and it contained 2 small tubes with face cream and one sample of Serum 10. After I used the cream at the first application I noticed a comfortable feeling and a softer and fresher face. I was impressed and simply blowned away by the quality of the Serum 10, which firmed and filled the fine wrinkles under my eyes, just after a single use. I am definitely going to buy this set as soon as possible because I like them a lot! I won't rate this product because I used just the samples.

5. HIMALAYA - Apricot scrub. As it is mentioned on the packaging it is a gentle scrub, neither too abrasive nor too mild. I like the rougher ones much better, but it was nice to try this one too! The scrubs consistency is thick loaded with fine apricot seed powder. It was enough a smaller amount of product too exfoliate the whole face. The smell is nice, not to strong. After washing it from my face it feels smooth and clean. Rating 7 out of 10.
Neem Scrub - This product was perfect for me because on my neck appeared some acne like pimples. I new about neem that it purifies and has antibacterial proprieties so I put the sample to work. The product has a smell which I don't like but regardless of this it softened, cleaned and refreshed my skin. I used it together with the Purifying Neem face mask which has a muddy texture and color. After application the mask dried and became so hard that I couldn't even move my mouth :) I washed it away with warm water and I noticed a big change, the acne like pimples were not red anymore. After using this mask and scrub 4 times the pimples dried and the place of them healed. I am definitely going to use this product again if I am going to have skin problems in the future. I forgot to mention that all three of the products dried my skin but after using a good moisturizer everything was good! I rate both of the neem products with 9 out of 10 points. 

That's it for my second empties post, I hope you liked it. I am curious if you know some of the products!? Have a nice day and weekend. 

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Fine silver nail stickers

I received from the Born Pretty Store some fine silver nail stickers for review. The product came on a white sheet and packed in a decorative cardboard package. The stickers are easy to detach with the help of a tweezers. They are quite fine but if you handle them with care you can cut them to the length you wish and place them to your nails! 

For my mani I choose two nail polishes: P2 Mirror Mirror on the Wall - Sparkling Petrol and Orly Mirrorball. I placed the stickers on two of my nails on the blue/green P2 nail polish. You can combined the sticker shapes as you like, even if you place them on each other they won't feel uncomfortable because they are thin. 

As you can see in the pictures the stickers look fantastic on the nails and they even sparkle. I like them very much and if you would like to try them too, you can find them HERE. You're welcome to use my bellow seen discount code for any of your purchase on the Born Pretty Store!

Friday, February 2, 2018


Hello ladies, how are you? I am super happy that this week will end, I am tired and a total mess. Yesterday I had various symptoms of stress and I felt awful. But regardless of this today I am going to show you a simple mani done with a very precious nail polish by Malika Colors which I won last year and an elegant satin matte polish by flormar. 

Before I say a few details about this nail polish, I want to mention that I wore this mani more than a week and the gold polish showed no chipping, a big yeeey for it! 

The nail polish is called ABU DHABI and it has 24K gold in it. This is why the price of it is quite high. First when I saw the color I thought this nail polish won't look good on me but after I painted it on my nails, I changed my opinion. The formula has a great consistency, it can be applied easily and it dries fast on the nails. The finish of it is glossy but for a better resistance I applied a top coat too. 

You all now that I already made a mani with this brands nail polish, HERE, but I didn't knew anything about this company and I was very curious. I got in contact with one of the spokesmen's and she sent me this via e-mail: Malika Colors is a company specialized in the production of nail polishes and cosmetics. The story of our company and passion for cosmetics begun 30 years ago in a charming city in northern Italy called Bergamo. The brand and the cosmetics were created by an ambitious young man with the thought to offer diversified and high quality products. Malika Colors is an international brand that represents continuity and devotion to beauty, with a wide portfolio of customers, thanks to a team of professionals, always willing to keep up with the newest trends. The brand successfully entered to the Romanian market too recently.

Sounds like a company with lot's of experience!

I think the mani looks elegant on me and I have to mention that this is the first time that I have real gold on my nails 😊😊😊 

I removed yesterday the mani and the polish did not stained my nails at all so, last time perhaps I used something that made a chemical reaction and this is why my nail became yellowish! From a few days ago I received three new pretty nail polishes from Malika Colors from their new ITALY collection and I am quite anxious to try them! 

Until than have a great weekend and please tell me how do you like my mani?


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