Thursday, September 26, 2013

Four Little Things - 100 Mascaras and more

Hi Everyone, I used to post Four things a while back and I really love these sort of post so I am starting them again :)

These are just four things that I have been enjoying, found interesting, very inspiring or just very random. I will always try to leave links so these are great posts if you are a bit bored at home.


First thing I have been obsessing over is this article from They have this thing on their website called Beauty Lab and they always have great articles. They recently tested 100 mascaras! on one eye! You can see the whole article with all the pictures here. 
This is a brilliant article, 100 Mascaras are a lot, And this article has almost every brand out there. From MUA to Dior.
 You can really compare the mascaras because it is the same eye. The girl probably has amazing lashes to begin with but there is no photoshop used! I literally went through it all!  

17. Bobbi Brown Everything Mascara 18. Rimmel Scandal Eyes Flex Mascara 19. Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Colour Lash Enhancing Mascara 20. BareMinerals Flawless Definition Mascara


The second thing is a movie that I have been wanting to watch for ages. The Bling Ring. 
I once stumble on these tv shows called pretty wild, they were about these three sisters and their weird mum, the Tv show is called Pretty Wild and these sisters were involved in this whole situation! The girl that Emma Watson plays is one of the girl from the Tv show!
Plus I did follow this whole situation online when it was all happening and the movie is just very interesting.
Can we just talk about Emma Watson a little bit... she is just so amazing, I really like her.
You have to watch this movie, I really liked it and Sophia, the Director is brilliant. 


This season is my favorite season. Autumn or Fall, what do you prefer to say?
I really love this season, it is the time when you can start layering up and wear a bit more makeup in the day time, I really love dark lips so I always enjoy wearing them.
I made a special board on Pinterest called My Little Autumn corner and I post loads of fall inspirational things there.
Plus I did do a whole Getting ready for fall with makeup, nails and few other bits, I will leave a link to that here :)

Image source: Pinterest

Check it out here and feel free to follow me if you are on pinterest.


That is all I have been doing lately, and my my I am stressed but I am also enjoying it, kinda..
I know that if I put the work in now, I wont be cursing myself in December when final exams are.
So I have to work super hard and do this!

Image Source: Pinterest

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Thanks for reading

Monday, September 23, 2013

Mani-Monday: Barry M Gelly in Watermelon

Hi Everyone, 
It's Monday! Another week and I am literally freaking out about school, it is soo much reading! I am really trying to keep calm haha. This week I will stay late at school few days and catch up!

Anyway this weeks Mani-Monday is a nailpolish I got last year before Christmas.

It is Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nailpolish in Watermelon.

I have no top coat, it is this shiny! I really love this color for Autumn/Fall So pretty. Very deep green color.

Thanks for reading :)

Sunday, September 22, 2013

FOTD - Last Night

Hi Everyone!

Yesterday I went out with my friends for dinner at Nora Magasín in Reykjavík. The food was great and I had a great time.
I did manage to get an extra hour getting ready and I decided to take coupe of photos since I was using a Wet n Wild Comfort zone palette and a new FashionistA eyeliner for the first time.
The eyshadow I am talking about is an exact dupe for MAC Club eyeshadow! There is no difference.

I used my Bourjois healthy Mix foundation, Concealer and Powder and then for a blush I grabbed a natural glowing blush from Rimmel called Santa Rose. I did not want to contour or anything like that. 
I used my normal Dior Mascara and eyeliner in the waterline is Avon supershock. 

The eyeshadow from Wet n' Wild is amazing, I used a soft brown in my crease and then this Wet n Wil eyeshadow all over, next time I will definitely use a black base as that will make it stand out even more!

The eyeshadow is the Define eyeshadow in the Wet n Wild Comfort Zone palette, the one at the bottom right. It is so multidimensional, it is like brown, red, blue, teal and grey have been smashed together and created this beautiful color. 
The eyeliner is from FashionistA and is black with blue and green sparkles, I really like this eyeliner and I love the color, it is called 24/7 style

As for my lips I was wearing a nude lip color and I used:
No7 Lip pencil in nude
Rimmel Moisture renew lipstick in Nude Delight 
Bourjois 3D lipsgloss in 33

So that was my look last night, I really liked it but next time I will definitely use a black base to get it more smokey and intense.

Please leave your links in the comments because I love finding new blogs :)

Thanks for reading 

P.S. I liked my hair a lot, I had a waterfall braid on one side and curled my hair with my curling wand, it literally took me 10 min. :) What do you think?

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Lipstick of the Day #5 MAC Viva Glam Gaga

Hi Everyone! 

Today Lipstick of the day is one of the first MAC lipsticks I bought when I moved to London three years ago :)  I did do a blog post about it years ago, when I blogged two times a year :) 

But I still love this lipstick and I think it is so pretty..
It is the Viva Glam Gaga, the original, she did Viva Glam Gaga 2 which I have as well. 

This is a cool-toned baby pink with a creamy/glossy finish.
Do you have it? if you do, what do you think about it ? :)


Monday, September 16, 2013

FashionistA Haul - From MUA

H Everyone,

Yesterday I posted Getting ready for Fall (here) and I had my FOTD and NOTD a little bit of clothing as well. I used a new FashionistA eyeshadow called School Days and few other new bits. 
I said in that post that I would post my MUA haul today.. and here it is :)

I would not call this MUA haul since I did not buy a single item from MUA but everything I got was from FashionistA. This is a fairly new brand and has been sold in Superdrug for over a year now. I was always very interested in this brand but my nearest superdrug did not stock it and when I went to a large Superdrug I just picked up things that I knew and wanted. 
But recently MUA started selling FashionistA on their website (link here) and on top of that everything is 75% off! At the moment you can still buy almost everything from FashionstA full price on the Superdrug website (not sure about in store).
All these products are priced on the normal (a bit high) drugstore end, for example the mascaras are normally £7 or £8 and the foundation is originally £12, (L'Oreal True Match is £10.99 for comparison)

Because of the original price I was very interested to try out this brand. I already bought 3 lipsticks and filled a whole palette of blushers (Haul here)
I did not want to make any reviews or talk about these products until I got more products from FashionistA and until I had tried them all out for a while.
I am still trying them and I can't wait to make few great posts about these products, they are just so pretty and I love the packaging on most of them..

I have had my love/hate relationship with the MUA website and tried to order all of this when there was 30% off the other day. But it did not work and I was very disappointed, but then few days after that offer they announced a free international shipping! I was so happy, I do live in Iceland now and the shipping is minimum £8, So I jumped on, and got all of this stuff.
I paid £25.45 for all this stuff and customs here in Iceland did charge me 2400 krónur and that is around £12. I knew that was going to happen but I was fine with that.

So here is the stuff I got

From Left to Right:
FashionistA Foundation in Nude - £3
FashionistA Compact Powder in Fair  - £2
FashionistA Plumping Lipgloss in Coral Couture - £1.25 
FashionistA Secret Gel Eyeliner in 24/7 Style - £1.50
FashionistA Supermodel length Mascara - £1.50
FashionistA Maxi Volume Waterproof Mascara - £1.50
FashionistA Double Take lipstick in Red Carpet - £1.50

This is the reason why I made this order:

I got two palettes and filled them up with six eyeshadows, one blush and one bronzer.
But if you buy 4 eyeshadows/Blushers/bronzers and the palette you can get all that or 7pounds  and save a bit of money there. 
So just a quick one.. these eyeshadow/blushers/bronzers come in a single pan and you custom make your own palette, I already have a palette filled with blushers (you can see it in this haul here).

You can change them around when ever you want and the quality is really good.
Each one is 1.65 and the palette is 2 

If you have any question about these products please comment below and I will answer them in my upcomming posts.. :)

I can't wait to post reviews and swatches of all my new FashionistA stuff,

If you want to get updates about when I find about offers like free international delivery from some of my favorite websites, go onto My Little Corner Facebook page and like it :)

Thanks for reading!


Sunday, September 15, 2013

Getting Ready For Fall

Hi Everyone, it is clearly fall here in Iceland now and one morning last week I was very inspired  and I wanted to do a day time smokey look, a wearable smokey eye, at least for me haha :)

The main eyeshadow I used just came in the post a week ago and I am posting a haul from that tomorrow. But the only reason why I bought this eyeshadow was to do a subtle smokey eye. I had seen couple of swatches online so I decided to buy it and try it since it was soo inexpensive and I am quite impressed with the quality so far.
It is from FashionistA and it is called School Days. 

I was using few of my new products, including the NYX blush in Dusty Rose, this is a perfect blush for fall, the name describes it perfectly and it is matte.
I also used a new eyeliner, I bought the Fabu liner from Jordana since I heard so many talk about it. (haul from Cherry culture will be up next week)

I paired it with a matte lipstick from Soap and Glory called Pom Pom and I love it so much, it is a perfect lipstick for fall.  

Products used:

No7 Stay Perfect Foundation
FashionistA Powder (New)
Blush: NYX in Dusty Rose (New)
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Urban Decay Tease & Foxy (Tease in the crease and Foxy as a matte highlighter on brow bone)
FashionistA Mono eyeshadow in School Days
Jordana Fabu Liner (New)
MAC eyelash curler
Dior Diorshow Waterproof Mascara
Maybelline eyebrow pencil
Soap and Glory Lipstick in Pom Pom

I really like how the eyeshadow turned out, it was so quick and easy.
That day I went to work in the morning and then to school. This look was perfect for that day :)

I was wearing a new nail polish and I think it is a great fall color.

This is OPI, Did You Ear About Van Gogh
I really like this color, it is a great nude fall color. Sometimes people think you should only wear darker colors when coming into fall and winter but I really like wearing nude colors as well.

I bought a new sweater the other day, and I have been looking for a sweater like this for a while. I wanted a knitted fairly long comfy sweater for school.
My sister found this one for me and sent me a picture and as soon as I saw it I wanted it. 

It is a deep purple color, perfect for fall.
It is bought at Sautján here in Iceland. 

I am so excited about fall, even though fall here in Iceland is rain and super windy, I still love it...

What are your favorite beauty items for fall? 

Thanks for reading as always :)

Make sure to leave your links in the comments so I can hop over and check your blog out :)

Monday, September 9, 2013

Mani-Monday #8 Essie Bikini so Teeny

Hi Everyone :)

Second week of school and things are already getting busy, I am not sure how I will manage with everything since I might be starting a second part-time job but sometimes you just have to push through! right? 

But anyway Today's Mani-Monday is a recent purchase from Fragrance Direct, (Haul here.)
I have been lusting after this color for ages, It did not disappoint me at all! I love this color, 
This color is from the Summer 2012 collection but I manage to get it for 1.99 pounds!
Bikini so Teeny is a beautiful baby blue with a very very subtle silver sparkles, which gives the color a beautiful shine. 
I was wearing this color straight for 5-6 days and it barley chipped, I did not even use a top coat! 
I am just in love with this nail polish and I am sure I will be wearing it loads next spring.

I really really like this Nail polish
My first impression of Essie few years ago, was when I bought a pale nude pink color, it was not Fiji but another color which I can't remember but it was crap! so I haven't bought any Essie nail polishes until I got three the other day, and I am so impressed with the formula on this specific color! it was sooo long lasting and opaque. 

Has anyone tried this color? Or any Essie nail polishes and really liked it? give me suggestion of what colors to get :)
Have a great week everyone

Thanks for reading 

Friday, September 6, 2013

Favorites: August 2013 :)

Hii Everyone!

I am not sure if I have ever done monthly favorites this year but it is time I start posting my favorites regularly.
Now I am sitting waiting for class to start and trying to multi-task. It is all about time planning, so if anyone has any great ideas about time organizing or any apps to use please let me know because I am trying to be on top of things. (btw, I am finishing this post 4 days later now haha)

But let's jump right into it, since I have loads of things to share with you...

First off is one of my favorite Soap and Glory Product, When I moved to Iceland I forgot this body butter, I was so mad at myself and I really wanted it with me here. So when Ethan went back to London just to come all the way back to Iceland (long story) he brought my beloved Body Butter. It is the Soap and Glory, Butter Yourself. If you apply it once in the evening, your skin feels so much better in the morning when you wake up. It is not super greasy so you don't feel all sweaty and gross haha. I have had some dry skin issue on my feet (gross I know) and it is the only moisturizer that works.
Next is the fragrance I have been loving, it is the Christina Aguilera perfume. This is the original one and I am really loving it for fall. it is a bit heavy but still feminine. I used to have it years ago and I got a new bottle a while back when it was on an offer and I really like it.
For my hair the Dove heat Protection has been great, I love the smell of this, All Dove Hair care products that I have tried smell amazing and are overall really great. This one has been a stable this month as my heat protection and it does not weigh my hair down or anything like that.

As for my face I have been really loving my Nivea Lip butter in Vanilla and Macadamia. It goes on so smoothly and I love using it every night before I go to sleep and it is really helping my lips these days with the weather changes.
When I moved back to Iceland I forgot to bring a night cream with me! so I went to The Body Shop and picked up the Body Shop Aloe Soothing night cream in a small jar, I was not sure about this cream because it was very thick and I didn't want to buy the normal size in case I did not enjoy it... Well this month I have been using it and I really like it. The cream is very thick and it is for Sensitive skin and I feel like it calms my skin and moisturizes it well. I am thinking about buying the full size.

I have loads of make up in my favorites since I have been wearing full face of makup almost every day this month.

My go to powder has seriously been the Maybelline Fit Me powder, I used it in most of my FOTD in the last few weeks. I am thinking about doing a post about the whole Fit Me collection since the concealer will also be in this months favorites. But anyway the powder is really good and I have been really enjoying it.
As for blush I grabbed my MAC My Paradise blush, from a MAC summer collection about 2 years ago I think, but as you can see I have been really careful not to use all the gold as it had a beautiful gold sparkle on top, so I have just been dipping my brush to the matte coral/orange side and I really really love this shade. Sometimes I forget that I have it since it is such a big compact and it tends to get stored away but the color is amazing. (I did do a FOTD with it here, the Fit Me powder is used in this FOTD as well)

So like I said earlier I have been using the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer loads and it is long wearing and creamy. I can use it under my eyes or on any redness/imperfection that I want to hide.
As for a great blending color NYX single eyeshadow in Taupe has been a stable, It is a pearl finished but I really like it in my crease. It is a cool brown taupe color and the quality of this eyeshadow is amazing.
For my liner I have been using my MAC Fluidliner in Blacktrack and the easiest way I have found to apply it is with The Real Techniques, the Fine Liner Brush. This is a brush sold separately and it is so small and precise, anyone can make a straight line! I have had the MAC fluidline before, I needed a new gel liner this month since my maybelline one had nearly dried out so I asked Ethan to grab me one at the airport. I will be making a post comparing my MAC on to the Maybelline one. But since he got it for me and it did coast a bit of money, I have been using it and only with my Real Techinques fine liner brush.

There is one eyeshadow that I have been obsessed over, it is the Toasted eyeshadow from the Urban Decay Naked palette. The thing is that I have it in another Urban Decay Palette that I own and I used to use it loads. In the Naked palette I always thought it looked a bit too pinky for me but when you use it all over the lid and blend it into the crease it looks amazing. Toasted is one of these eyeshadows that do perfectly well on their own.
I think it is a hidden gem in the Naked palette!

For a mascara it is no surprise that I have been using my Dior Diorshow Waterproof Mascara, I have been using this since the moment I got it, beginning of July. It is amazing, I have to do a full review! I love this Mascara!
My favorite lip combo this month has been my MAC Speak Louder and Topshop lipliner in Fearless. I did do a Lipstick of the Day with this combo, You can see it here and like all these things in this post... I love these haha!

So.. September has started already and I am very excited for these next few months and also a bit stressed for school :)

Thanks for reading as always..


Sunday, September 1, 2013

Lipstick of the Day #4 MAC Speak Louder and Topshop Fearless lipliner

Hi Everyone

Todays lipstick of the day is a combo, these two have been my favorite for the last few days, this lip combo is so long lasting. I literally applied it when I was getting ready before I went to work at 11 am and when I finished work at 6 pm, I still had lipstick on, I even ate and drank from a can but still, it stayed put.

Lipstick: MAC Speak Louder 
Lipliner: Topshop Fearless

MAC Speak Louder is amazing, it is such a beautiful color, so opaque and so creamy. It is a cremesheen formula and that is one of my favorite formula of all time.
The day I bought the MAC Speak Louder I bought this lip liner from Topshop it is called Fearless, this is a great lip liner and when I got home I realised that the color is very similar and when I pair them together, it is a long wearing, creamy lip combo :)

Top: Topshop lipliner in Fearless
Bottom: MAC Speak Louder

The Topshop lip liner is a matte formula, not drying and the lipstick gives a semi-glossy finish.
This lip combo has quickly become my go to lips this week :)

I feel like the color of the lipstick does not show up properly on camera, I feel like it is deeper and has more dimension in person, if you have a chance, I recommend swatching it next time while you are at your MAC counter.

Thanks for reading 

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