giovedì 7 dicembre 2017

Blog sale!

Benvenuti! Ogni prodotto che vedete è stato usato, utilizzato per swatches o nuovo e conservo tutto nella maniera migliore possibile e in un ambiente pulito ed asciutto. Se un prodotto è nuovo o molto usato lo indicherò nello specifico. Igienizzerò tutto ciò che mi è possibile igienizzare con lo spray antibatterico della Beauty So Clean. A scopo puramente preventivo, vi invito a ripetere l'operazione una volta che ciò che acquisterete vi verrà recapitato. 


Ecco qualche regola:
  • Spedisco in Italia, ovviamente, ma anche all'estero. Consegna a mano in Torino (con delle restrizioni, meglio accordarsi via mail).
  • Costi di spedizione: vi rimando al sito di Poste Italiane, tutto dipende dal peso della busta/del pacco. Per favore, cercate di non chiedermi ulteriori sconti dato che i prezzi dei prodotti sono già ridicolmente bassi.
  • Nessun rimborso, nessun reso: una volta che il pacco viene spedito, qualsiasi eventuale danno o smarrimento o cambio di idea (vostro) non è sotto la mia responsabilità
  • Se siete interessate a qualcosa, scrivetemi a: giarediluce@gmail.com
  • "Chi prima arriva, meglio alloggia"
  • Accetto pagamenti solo su Paypal (scrivetemi in caso di consegna a mano)
  • Invierò la richiesta di pagamento dopo esserci accordati tramite mail sui prodotti e la spedizione e dovrà essere pagata entro 48 ore, trascorse le quali il/i prodotto/i verranno rimessi in vendita
  • Mi spiace per le eventuali attese, ma spedirò solo di lunedì per motivi organizzativi

Grazie!


Welcome! Each item you see in this sale has been gently used, just swatched or never used and everything is stored in the best way possible (in a clean and dry place). If a product is new or very used I will clearly indicate it. I will sanitize all the sanitizable items with the Beauty So Clean Cosmetics Sanitizer Mist pictured below. Of course, just for the sake of it, I suggest you to repeat this step once the item will be in your hands.

And here are some rules:
  • This sale is INTERNATIONAL (I ship internationally at the buyer's own risks )
  • Shipping costs: see below! [The prices of the items are already low, please don't ask me to have an additional discount...]
  • No refunds, no returns: once I will ship the package, I won't be responsible for it if it gets damaged or lost or if you changed your mind..
  • If you're interested in some products send me an e-mail to: giarediluce@gmail.com
  • First-come, first-served
  • An item will be reserved for you 24hrs and then go back to sale if I don't hear from you anymore.
  • Payment: Paypal only
  • I will send you an invoice after we've agreed on the sale and please pay the invoice within 48 hours or I will put the items back up for sale
  • I'm sorry, but I will only ship on Mondays for organizational reasons
Shipping rates:
Envelope, no tracking: http://www.poste.it/postali/estero/prioritaria_prezzieformati.shtml (to know which Zone is yours: http://www.poste.it/postali/estero/prioritaria_zone.shtml 
Envelope, faster, with tracking: http://www.poste.it/postali/estero/raccomandata_prezzieformati.shtml
Box, no tracking:  http://www.poste.it/resources/editoriali/postali/pdf/POE_listino.pdf
Box, faster, with tracking: http://www.poste.it/resources/editoriali/postali/pdf/PCI_listino.pdf
Thank you!





CND Vinylyx €4,00 Mint Convertible, Asphalt, Sun Bleached, Rock Royalty, Bloodline, Dark Dahlia, Clay Canyon
 


Misa €3,00 Toxic Seduction, Green with Envy, Coffee Pick Me Up, Spinning Out of Control
 


Kiko €1,00 508, Denim Lacquer 462 Tribal Purple, Sinful Colors €1,00 Rich in Heart, Models Own €1,00 Microdots (new)



Jessica €1,50 Barely Blueberry, Ozotic €5,00 505, Nubar €5,00 Reclaim, Morgan Taylor €4,00 Mint Chocolate Chip, New York State of Mind, Totally A-tealing
 


Barry M €1,00 Peach Melba, Grey, Ciaté €3,00 Tweed and Tails, Nails Inc €4,00 Porchester Square, Lower Sloane Street, butter LONDON €6,00 Marrow, Branwen’s Feather, Victoriana
 



Kure Bazaar €8,00 Khaki, Bohemian, Chérie, Illamasqua €6,00 Rampage, Chanel €10,00 599 Provocation, YSL €10,00 36 Vert D’Orient

giovedì 30 novembre 2017

The nailcare and handcare edit: my staples and some tips




It's been a minute since I started doing my own natural nails at home and I've tried *coughs* quite lot of products myself during this decade [you can check out my Flickr album for reference] and I think I've finally come to know how to take care of my nails. For this, I feel like I can share a couple of tips without feeling guilty for doing so (e.g. not feeling "entitled" to do so ahahah).

If you've read my previous post on nailcare, the way I perform my manicure hasn't drastically changed. As a matter of fact, many of the things I've talked about in that article (link here) are still relevant.
However, in these last few years, I've learnt some new things.

The best way to take care of my nails and hands, for me, is by three separate phases, each of which consists of different steps: 
  1. Dry phase
  2. Wet phase
  3. Oily/greasy phase

mercoledì 29 novembre 2017

Random chit-chat

Hello beauties!
Today I'm doing something I think I've never done on this blog, and it is actually sharing some personal thoughts. Not on nihilistic philosophy or any weightier topic, but on the beauty community and my two cents on the subject.

First of all, my intention is not to throw shade on anyone nor criticize nobody's way of life or choices by any mean.
However, since I started watching beauty videos on Youtube or reading beauty and nail blogs almost... well, ten years ago, things have changed quite a bit.
The positive aspects of the change are better quality in photography, editing, videos, the fact that so much info is right at your fingertips.
But at the same time, I feel some of the content and creativity had been lost along the way.
Of course, blogs and Youtube channels are quite two distinct if not separate worlds.
Talking of the former, even though there are some beautiful blogs (Italian, British, American, French, Portuguese, Australian, etc...) that have amazing content, are well written and also happen to have excellent photos (I'm not going to pretend that I don't consider  aesthetics as well), I feel like some other blogs, for as beautiful or famous as they are, have lost that spark, that originality that made them grow and become interesting, to my eyes at least.
Blogs, especially nail polish related ones, are (kind of) losing the battle with Instagram. Images have a powerful impact, that's for sure, but shouldn't words have equal power?
I am certainly not a type of "blogger" (well, am I one, really?) that... types a lot (sorry, the pun was too much fun), but it doesn't mean I don't appreciate writing or reading.
I write on other subjects, more personal, on other platforms, but when it comes to nails, makeup and beauty I have a lot of things to say on my mind, but unfortunately not much desire to put said thoughts in written words. I guess I'm just lazy. I always tell myself to make videos or a podcast because chatting about beauty would be fun and then I never do it.

And this leads me to Youtube. Clickbait titles and thumbnails, same contents, same subjects, same topics, even the same styles sometimes! Not to mention fakeness, rudeness, bullying, hyper-drama and aggressiveness.
I don't need to make names, I don't even want to, but I long for those days when watching other girls' videos and reading their blogs was fun, engaging and was also a way to make connections, talk about your passions with other people like you.
I'm not saying it does not happen today as well, but... personally, I don't see that anymore. And that's such a shame. Above all, for the young girls that maybe move their first steps into the beauty world by watching some plasticky, fake bombshells that make them think all it takes to be happy or fulfilled is to be perfectly made up.
I'm not saying these people are bad role models or that they are shallow. Maybe there are some profound individuals. What I'm saying is that we need more spontaneity, less worrying about the "picture perfect" and more genuineness. Of course, wearing (or not) our favourite lipstick and nail polish.


I would really love to hear your opinion! Do you think the beauty community got better, worse? Do you prefer the "good ol' times" or you really enjoy how it is right now?
Let me know in the comments down below!
Thanks for stopping by, take care beauties!
Gra

lunedì 27 novembre 2017

Makeup looks lately, 7

Eyes
Nabla Créme Shadow Dandy
MAC Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner in Black Line

Face
Colourpop Super Shock Cheeks in Quarters
MAC Pigment in Naked (cheekbone highlighter)

Lips
Colourpop Lippie Stix in Trust Me




martedì 14 novembre 2017

Purple nail polishes comparison part 1 - Smalti viola a confronto parte 1


Direct natural light (indoor) - Luce naturale diretta (interno)



Index - Indice: Chanel Paradoxal
Middle - Medio: OPI Hello Hawaii Ya

Ring - Anulare: Nubar Pharoah's Purple

Pinky - Mignolo: Orly Blend


Flash

venerdì 20 ottobre 2017

Zoeva Plaisir Box photos



Hello beauties!
I wanted to share a review on these products but I just never got around to do it, so I figured I might share the photos I've taken of the Zoeva palettes last year, around Christmas time. My punctuality. Ahah. The Plaisir Box is still available on Zoeva's website and the palettes are also sold separately.

Ciao bellezze!
Volevo condividere una review di questi prodotti, ma alla fine rimando sempre, quindi ho pensato che tanto valesse mostrarvi almeno le foto che avevo fatto a Natale dell'anno scorso. La mia proverbiale puntualità. Ahaha
La Plaisir Box è disponibile sul sito della marca e le palette si possono comprare individualmente.

*No sponsored or affiliate links. Products were gifted to me by my BF. 
Link non affiliati nè sponsorizzati. I prodotti mi sono stati regalati dal mio ragazzo.


martedì 17 ottobre 2017

lunedì 16 ottobre 2017

Work Appropriate Monday: Kure Bazaar Cappuccino + ILNP Manor House

Direct sunlight (outdoor) - Luce del sole diretta (esterno)
Brands and colours: ILNP Manor House over Kure Bazaar Cappuccino
Coats: 1 coat over 2 coats
Formulas: both excellent! I just expected the holo effect in Manor House to be more linear and less scattered, but the final result is beautiful either way.

Marche e colori: ILNP Manor House su Kure Bazaar Cappuccino
Passate: rispettivamente una passata e due passate.
Formule: entrambe ottime! L'unica cosa che segnalerei è che credevo che l'effetto holo di Manor House fosse linear, mentre è scattered, ma il risultato finale è comunque bellissimo.

venerdì 25 agosto 2017

Colors by Llarowe Love, Actually

Direct sunlight (outdoor) - Luce del sole diretta (esterno)


Brand: Colors by Llarowe
Colour: Love, Actually
Collection: Valentine's Trio 2015 (Valentine's Day 2015)
Coats: 2
Formula: 5/5

Marca: Colors by Llarowe
Colore: Love, Actually
Collezione: Valentine's Trio 2015 (San Valentino 2015)
Passate: 2
Formula: 5/5

venerdì 18 agosto 2017

Kiko 389 Lattementa

Indirect light (indoor) - Luce naturale (interno)
Brand: Kiko
Colour: 389 Mint Milk
Coats: 2
Formula: 5/5

Marca: Kiko
Colore: 389 Lattementa
Passate: 2
Formula: 5/5

venerdì 7 luglio 2017

OPI She's A Bad Muffuletta


Indirect natural light (indoor) - Luce naturale indiretta (interno)

Brand: OPI

Colour: She's A Bad Muffuletta

Collection: New Orleans (Summer 2016)

Coats: 2

Formula: 4 / 5



Marca: OPI

Colore: She's A Bad Muffuletta
Collezione: New Orleans (Estate 2016)

Passate: 2

Formula: 4 / 5

lunedì 12 giugno 2017

Annuncio vincitrice del Giveaway!


Il giveaway è stato vinto da:

Sara R - The Call of Beauty!!!

Il risultato dell'estrazione è visibile nel form Rafflecopter nel post del giveaway (link qui).

Congratulazioni a te e grazie a tutte le partecipanti!

A presto bellezze!

Gra



sabato 10 giugno 2017

A soft, plummy smokey


Eyes
Urban Decay Primer potion
Too Faced Chocolate Bar - White Chocolate (to set)
Makeup Geek Tan Lines
Too Faced Chocolate Bar - Semi Sweet (outer third)
- Cherry Cordial (outer third)
- Black Forest Truffle (lid)
- Triple Fudge (eyeliner)
Hourglass Radiant Light (inner corner highlight)
Kiko Ultra Tech Curve mascara
Lower lashline: Kiko Skinny Kajal 05; Too Faced Chocolate Bar - Semi Sweet; Makeup Geek Tan Lines 
MAC Prolongwear concealer NW35

Brows
MAC Brun

Face
MAC Matchmaster in 7.0
Hourglass Dim Light
Bare Minerals ready Bronzer in The Deep End
Nars Dolce Vita
Hourglass Radiant Light

Lips
MAC Morning Coffee Prolongwear lip pencil
Colourpop Beeper


Take care beauties!

A presto bellezze!

Gra

lunedì 5 giugno 2017

Work Appropriate Makeup Monday: featuring Colourpop LBB


Hello beauties!
I thought I'd add the makeup version of my Work Appropriate Monday posts, that since now have only featured nail polish.
I'm sorry, I haven't wrote down all the products I've used for this look, but I know I've used just a few key products: foundation, powder, blush, brow powder, concealer under the eyes, mascara and lipstick.
Blush is MAC Salsarose and lipstick is Colourpop Lippie Stix in LBB, a beautiful plummy, brownish tone.
Please excuse the *kind of* messy hair.

Ciao bellezze!
Ho pensato di aggiungere la versione trucco alla mia serie di post "Work Appropriate Monday", che finora sono stati dedicati esclusivamente agli smalti.
Mi spiace inziare con un look di cui non mi sono segnata quasi nessun dettaglio, ma sono sicura di aver usato solo qualche prodotto: fondotinta, cipria, blush, ombretto sopracciglia, correttore sotto gli occhi, mascara e rossetto.
Il blush è Salsarose di MAC mentre il rossetto è il Colourpop Lippie Stix LBB.
Scusate il *cespuglio* che ho in testa nella foto.


Take care beauties!

A presto bellezze!

Gra

domenica 4 giugno 2017

Cirque Colors NYFW + dry brush nail art

Flash

Indirect natural light (indoor) - Luce naturale indiretta (interno)

Brand: Cirque Colors
Colour: NYFW
Collection: Metropolis September 2014
Coats: 2
Formula: crelly, squishy formula. It applies well.

Marca: Cirque Colors
Colore: NYFW
Collezione: Metropolis Settembre 2014
Passate: 2
Formula: è una formula crelly, rimane molto lucido e si applica bene.

sabato 3 giugno 2017

butter LONDON Poole


Direct sunlight (outdoor) - Luce del sole diretta (esterno)
Back with something slightly more fresh. This nail polish is just amazing: I love the colour and the formula is perfect.
I rember that the collection this nail polish came out with really got me, even if it wasn't too outstanding, but the colours went so well together.

Questa volta posto qualcosa di più "fresco". Questo smalto è incredibilmente bello: adoro il colore e la formula è perfetta. Ricordo che la collezione con cui era uscita questa tonalità mi aveva colpito molto per la coordinazione dei colori. 

Brand - Marca: butter LONDON
Colour - Colore: Poole
Collection - Collezione: Summer Holiday 2013 (Summer 2013 - Estate 2013)
Coats - Passate: 2
Formula: *buttah*, perfect application - un burro. Stesura perfetta.

venerdì 2 giugno 2017

Mini review: NARS NARSissist Loaded eyeshadow palette [Italiano]


 
Ok prima di tutto metto le mani avanti e vi avviso che non ho mai fatto nè pubblicato una recensione completa, nè sul blog nè su Instagram. Caricherò questa su entrambe le piattaforme e devo confessarvi che sono un po' agitata perchè non so se sono brava "abbastanza". Non che della mia recensione ci sia bisogno o che a qualcuno debba interessare, chiaramente, con tutte le bravissime blogger *out there*.
Comunque sia, ecco la mia modesta opinione sulla palette.

Packaging


Mini review: NARS NARSissist Loaded eyeshadow palette [English]


Ok, I need to tell you something in advance, before you go on with reading: I've never done a full review on my blog. Nor on my Instagram account. This mini, tiny one will be up on both platforms and I'm a bit *stressed* about it. I don't know if I'm "good enough". Not that my opinion counts really, there are so many talented bloggers out there.
Anyway, here are my two cents on the palette.

Packaging


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