Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Secret Diary Of A Youtuber

Hello!A few days ago I put up The Secret Diary Of A Youtuber Tag on my channel.It's a tag that has been going around a lot since summer and the questions were really nice so I couldn't not do it.The questions revolve around Youtuber crushes,my time on Youtube,the good and the bad things and much more.The questions I answered where:

How long have you been on Youtube?
At what point do you think you will stop?
The best thing?
The worst thing? What do you do to make it okay?
How many thumbnail options do you usually take?
Youtuber crush?!
Who's on your collab wish list?
What are you wearing on your bottom half?
How long until you actually click 'record'?
How do you feel about the Youtube community/culture?
What's your secret to a successful youtube channel?
Who do you tag?

If you want to know my answer to each question,click to watch the video below!
Hope you enjoy!

xoxo Maria

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

My Current Mascara Routine

Mascara is one of my must use makeup products for everyday.It can really change your whole look within seconds and I love that.Ever since I've started using makeup,I've tried so many different mascaras.Some of them I liked a lot,some of them not so much.Lately,I have been following the same mascara routine and I have been loving it so I thought I would share it with you.

Lash Primer Plus Eyelash Primer from Estee Lauder is the second step after I curl my lashes.The lash primer has been a crucial step for me because it makes a huge difference.It makes a great base for the mascara to apply nicely and smoothly and it also makes the mascara last a lot longer.

Magna Scopic Maximum Volume Mascara,also from Estee Lauder,is the next step after the primer.Along with the primer,it was included in an Estee Lauder gift set that my cousin got me for my birthday so I don't know how much each product costs.When I first tried this mascara I wasn't a big fan but after a few more uses,I loved it.It makes the lashes look a lot longer and gives a nice volume from the very first coat.

They're Real Mascara by Benefit is a recent addition to my collection.I bought it a little less than a month ago,after seeing it was sold at Sephora for 10 euros.As you can see this is only the small size but I still thought it was a great opportunity for me to finally try this mascara.Just like the Magna Scopic mascara,I wasn't very impressed by it at the beginning but later I loved it as well.It definitely gives that extra something to your lashes and in combination with the Magna Scopic mascara,it makes them look amazing!At least in my eyes!

And that's how my current everyday mascara routine goes.Those are the products that have been my go to ones for my lashes lately.My mascara routine will probably change in a about a month but for now,this is what I do.
I hope you liked this post,thank you for stopping by!


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow Review

A little less than a month ago I went to Sephora to buy the so famous Aqua Brow.I had heard about it on Youtube from so many people who raved about it.I rarely splurge on makeup products and in these past few months,I have bought maybe 2-3 more expensive products.However,when you hear all the hype about a certain product,you get soo tempted to try it.

Personally,I have a slightly big issue with my eyebrows.They have a really weird shape and that is due to over plucking in the past couple of years.They are definitely better looking now but I still have to fill them in and shape them properly.I used to use eyebrow pencil but the last few months I switched to using eyeshadow.I found that eyeshadow worked a lot better and it looked a lot more natural than the pencil.However,it wasn't as long lasting as I wanted it to be.Most days I keep my makeup on for many hours so I wanted something that I knew was going to last for a good amount of time.And this product did just that!

The Aqua Brow retails for 21.50 euros (if I remember correctly) here in Greece.When I went to Sephora they had some kind of sale going on and instead of the full price,I paid 18 euros(a little better).It is a more expensive product,especially if you don't really have a lot of money to give for makeup,but it is worth it.Plus,you don't need much of it for both eyebrows,so even though it is a small tube of product (7 ml),it is going to last you for a few months.

According to Make Up For Ever,Aqua Brow is a waterproof eyebrow corrector that fills,defines and lengthens brows.I do think it fills and defines the eyebrows really well and because it is waterproof,it is very,very stable.It is a gel formula and it is easy to apply but you do need to work fast because it dries quickly.It looks really nice and natural and it keeps the brow hair in place.

There's a variety of shades to choose from going from #10 Light Blonde to #40 Brown Black.I have #15 Blonde which doesn't match me very well,it is a lot lighter that I would want to be,but I can make it work with some black eyeshadow.

Overall,I think it is an amazing product and I have been absolutely loving it.Would I recommend it?Yes!Do you absolutely need it?Definitely not,but if you're looking for a good eyebrow product,I think you should definitely give it a try.Just make sure you pick the right shade for you!
Hope this post was helpful to you,thank you for reading!


My Everyday Fall Makeup Routine

I uploaded my everyday makeup routine for fall on my channel yesterday!This has been my go to makeup routine for the past few weeks and I absolutely love it!It is very wearable and I think it is perfect for fall!
If you want to find out how I did it and what makeup products I used,watch the video below!


Saturday, October 18, 2014

Essence Long Lasting Lipsticks

Hey everyone,hope you're doing well!I was sitting at home thinking of what my first official post should be and the first thing that jumped to my mind was...makeup!I'm a huge makeup lover so it was only natural for me to put up a makeup related post today.
Lipstick is one of the few things that I have plenty of in my makeup collection.These lipsticks specifically are my favorite drugstore ones!They are by Essence which is my favorite drugstore brand and they are absolutely incredible.They retail for a little over 3 euros here in Greece and they work really well!They are very creamy and have a soft shine to them but nothing too extreme.They're not the most long lasting lipsticks on the market,that's for sure,but they do last for a nice amount of time.Also they are quite pigmented and the colors are super pretty!I have bought 4 so far and I'm in love with every single one of them.

On The Catwalk (04): A darker red shade that is perfect for those of you that love red lips.I think it matches all skin tones really well and can be worn in the night time as well as the day time,especially now in the fall.

Barely There (06): My current obsession!A brownish nude that is perfect if you're looking for a more fall appropriate nude lipstick.The 90s darker lip look has been really in trend the past few months and this lipstick,combined with a dark nude lip liner,can be the perfect everyday go-to lip color.

Natural Beauty (07): The perfect neutral lipstick for all seasons.This is a beautiful rosy pink color that I think everyone should have in their makeup bags.

Wear Berries (09): And last,but definitely not least,the brightest color of them all.A gorgeous pink lipstick with purple tones that is just perfect for spring and summer.Of course it can be worn all year round but personally,I wear it mostly during those two seasons.

And that's it!Those are the long lasting lipsticks that I own from Essence.There are a bunch of really pretty shades to choose from and I think they're definitely worth checking out!
Thank you very much for reading this post,I hope you enjoyed it!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Fresh Start

 Hellooo!Well this sure feels refreshing,starting a new blog.Some of you might know me from my previous blog Makeupkiss14 or from my Youtube channel.Some of you might not know me at all so,welcome.This is my new blog called The Girl Of The Rings.This blog is not about rings,let me tell you that.The name is inspired by my favorite trilogy The Lord Of The Rings,which has a very special place in my heart.This blog will be about a little bit of everything.Makeup,fashion,hair,movies,music or whatever else I'm in the mood to talk about!
New posts will be coming soon,stay tuned!