Dizzy Miss Lizzi

Dizzy Miss Lizzi
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Alice in Wonderland nails for Halloween

Hello everyone and Happy Halloween *^_^*

For today I have been saving a super kawaii manicure to show you, with a theme that I think fits the day perfectly. What is that you might ask? Why, Alice in Wonderland of course!

My base colour is Stargazer #312, a lovely burgundy/pink nail polish full of blue shimmer. Stargazer is a long time favourite of mine as it was my first favourite nail polish brand, back at a time when nail polishes used to be just different shades of red. But Stargazer was always a fun exception to that rule ;) As you can see, 312 is very pretty both in the bottle and on the nails. It's quite sheer though so make sure you use a good solid colour underneath. I layered 2 coats over red.

Then I used some super cute nail decals from Japan and as an accent I used Models Own Freak Out! from the Mirrorball collection.

Everything was sealed with Seche Vite top coat as usual.

Do you like Alice in Wonderland dear readers What do you have on your nails for Halloween?
p.s. don't forget to enter my Happy Halloween giveaway, open until November 11.
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

10 items I would repurchase tag

Hello everyone ^_^/

back in August the lovely Argyrousa tagged me with the 10 items I would repurchase tag. So here are the 10 beauty products I would repurchase if I ran out.

1. Etude House BB cream for Oily Skin. I have tried a lot of BB creams but this one is by far the best for my skin. It kills any breakout, has perfect coverage, yet feels light on the face and blends perfectly with my skin tone.
2. Skin 79 UV perfect BB Pact SPF 30. My favourite face product along with my BB cream. Gives my face a matte look and has SPF 30 to protect me from the harmful sunrays. It's always in my purse.
3. Majolica Majorca Lash Expander Frame Plus mascara. The best mascara you can ever find. Majolica Majorca is the drugstore department of Shisheido and available only in Asia but if you ever come across this epic product, do not pass it by. Your lashes will be grateful!
4. Seche Vite top coat. Need I say more?
5. TonyMoly petite bunny gloss bar in cherry. I usually cannot take lip products as they bother me but I am loving this one. It hydrates my lips and gives them a small splash of colour too. Plus it has a lovely cherry scent. (for a chance to win one of these in neon yellow amongst other things, make sure you enter my Happy Halloween giveaway).
6. NYX jumbo eye pencil in Milk. This is a new entry but I always find products like this very handy and this shade is perfect for every occasion.
7. LUSH Lemony Flutter cuticle butter. This is my third pack if that says anything.
8. L'Occitane precious fluid. I cannot go without this one. This bottle is almost over so I will need a new one soon.
9. Apivita Lavender & Honey shampoo. My favourite lavender smell can be on my hair too. A shampoo designed for sensitive scalp, it also makes my hair soft and shiny :)
10. And last but not least, another L'Occitane product, the infamous L'Occitane Shea Butter. There are many ways to use this, from hydrating your body to taking care of rough spots like feet. Highly recommended!

So what are the 10 products you would repurchase dear readers? 
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Monday, October 22, 2012

Happy Halloween Giveaway

Hello everyone ^_^/

as you might know, Halloween is one of my favourite times of the year. So I decided to hold a Happy Halloween Giveaway. You can win a variety of prizes that I purchased for this purpose in Hong Kong.
So we can say it's a Fall giveaway with a Hong Kong flair!

The prize consists of the following:
* 3 sparkly nail polishes from Sasa
* 1 Canmake eyeshadow trio
* 1 cucumber sheet face mask
* 1 eos strawberry lip balm
* 1 Tonymoly petite bunny gloss bar

The giveaway will end on Sunday November 11 and is open internationally.
All the prizes have been purchased by me.
You can enter via rafflecopter, just follow the instructions below ^_^

a Rafflecopter giveaway

If you want an image to post about this giveaway, feel free to use the one in this post :)
Good luck to everyone who enters ^_^
This is the first time I am using Rafflecopter, if you see anything weird please let me know!
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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Halloween nail art tutorial and some exciting news

Hello everyone ^_^/

this post is full of bits and pieces as I have some very exciting news to share with you all!

First of all, I wrote a guest post for becomegorgeous.com. If you like the nails in the photo and want to learn how I made them head on to my Cat and Paws Halloween nail art tutorial.

The other piece of news I have is even more exciting as I am going to be teaching some seminars in my city.

The first is about how to sell and market your handmade crafts online. I am going to be teaching the whole process from setting up a paypal account to finding the right online venue to sell your crafts, including details on how to photograph, tag and promote your creations in social media.

The second is about nail art and frankening. I will demonstrate easy nail art techniques using things we already have at home and how we can transform old nail polishes into fun new ones using all sorts of sparkly stuff.

If you live in Thessaloniki and wish to attend any of the above just click on the highlighted links for more information. I hope to see some of you there ^_^

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Monday, October 15, 2012

NYX store opening in Thessaloniki

Hello everyone ^_^/

October has been a very busy month in my city as many well known cosmetics companies have opened shops in the city centre. The most glamorous opening of all was definitely that of NYX Cosmetics. The opening was held on October 6 and all the beauty bloggers of the city were invited.

The store is conveniently located at Ermou 65 in the city centre.

Before the opening we had the chance to browse around and take a closer look at the products. It was fun meeting fellow bloggers while the NYX girls were very kind and helpful and answered all our questions.

 I saw quite a few things I liked but as expected my main focus were the nail polishes. The colour range is amazing and there is no lack of my favourite glitters.

The NYX Cosmetics founder Toni Ko also attended the event. We all had the chance to ask her one question.

photo courtesy of NYX Cosmetics Greece

Unfortunately I had to leave so I didn't make it for the Q&A session. But my friend Fani from Our Walking Closet's Secrets was kind enough to ask my question too. Head over to her blog post to read what was discussed. Before we left we were given a few products to try out.

I really love the orange glitter, just in time for Halloween. I think it will look perfect both on my eyes and nails. The rest of the products were an eye shadow palette, a nail polish in Grapefruit, a jumbo lip pencil and a sheer gloss.

And last but not least, here is my first NYX haul. Apart from all the sparkly nail polishes, I got a face powder, 3 jumbo eye pencils (which are fantastic, I've been using them non stop since I got them) and a purple glitter powder. I will showcase all the above in an upcoming post so stay tuned.

All in all it was a fantastic evening. Welcome to Greece NYX Cosmetics, see you again soon for another epic haul ^_^

p.s. as always you can click on the photos for bigger versions :)

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Deborah Lippmann Mermaid's Dream

Hello everyone ^_^/

one of the nail polishes I picked up while in Hong Kong was Deborah Lippmann's Mermaid's Dream. It looked so pretty in the bottle that I just had to wear it asap.

It's a very pretty glitter nail polish that looks perfect with even just one coat. I applied two for extra sparkle. Don't you just love the beautiful colour? I find it very unique and I think the combination of the bigger blue glitter with the finer blue/green glitter looks amazing!

If I was a mermaid, this would definitely be what I would dream of!

It looks very pretty with one of my latest creations too.

After wearing this beauty for a few days I wanted to spice it up a bit so I used a blue glitter nail polish I picked up from Sasa to create a gradation effect.

What do you think of this colour dear readers? Do you own it? Have you seen anything similar when it comes to nail polish?
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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Guest post: China Glaze Tranzitions Winter 2012 Collection

Hello everyone ^_^/

today's post is a guest appearance from Becomegorgeous.com presenting the China Glaze Tranzitions collection 

It's amazing how much creativity nail care designers prove with every nail polish collection launch as every time new pigments take over the nail color scene, pigments that push the boundaries and that aim to underline personality and style. This winter, China Glaze channeled all its energy to create an innovative nail polish collection that will sweep nail art enthusiasts off their feet, which features a special high-pigment formula that can intensify its color once a top coat is applied over it.

The innovative nail polishes featured in China Glaze's Tranzitions collectionprovide the easiest means to a fuss-free two tone manicure that will instantly draw attention and that will make your nail pampering time a delight, as achieving fabulous gradient color nail art has never been easier. Just apply and sweep on a top coat in the desired pattern to help activate the color and give it a more intense look!
The top coat can be applied on just the tip of the nail, in an oblique pattern, on half the nail, all over the nail with the exception of the lunula for a half-moon manicure, in dotted patterns to achieve a stylish dotted nail art design, you name it! The options are limitless and the color palette available in the collection is quite vast. The colors chosen for the Tranzitions collection are fabulous and in perfect sync with the fall/winter trends, so check out these oh-so-hot nail lacquers and start polishing your digits to perfection:
  • Metallic Metamorphosis – without top coat gray metallic/ blue gray with top coat
  • Duplicityy – without top coat soft sea foam green/ deep mint green with top coat
  • Split Perso-nail-ity – without top coat dusty pink/ deep dusty pink with top coat
  • Modify Me – without top coat periwinkle/ indigo with top coat
  • Altered Reality – without top coat turquoise/ chrome turquoise water with top coat
  • Shape Shifter – without top coat violet gun metal/ deep blue purple with top coat

The new innovative formula is also chemical free meaning ingredients such as DBP, Toluene and Formaldehyde, which can cause damage to the nail and the color provided with every application is long lasting and chip-free, so you can enjoy your fabulous manicure for longer.

Check out
BecomeGorgeous.comfor the latest news in hair, makeup and celebrity style so you can always be in the know on the key looks of the season!
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Thursday, October 4, 2012

October nail inspiration, lace and freehand nail art tutorials

Hello everyone ^_^/

no October nail inspiration post would be complete without Halloween nail art. This time I was drawn to a fabulous dark lace nail design from the current issue of Nail Venus. Black lace on a grey background, with Swarovski crystals. Very elegant and perfect for a Vamp look.

Lately I am also into freehand nail art. I love experimenting with acrylic paint and different nail art brushes so here are a couple of tutorials I found interesting (they are from Nail Venus as well). The first is a skull in black and white, very appropriate for the season but also for a deathrock or gothic manicure. The second is a romantic Eiffel tower nail art design.

Both are awesome and I definitely want to try them. How about you dear readers? What will you be wearing for Halloween this year?

p.s. you can click on the images for bigger versions ^_^
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