March 14, 2016

Your eyes are sparkling today, my dear!

Recently I've been getting compliments such as the one in the title a LOT and, trust me, I'm not used to that. It's not like nobody had ever complimented me before - I'm not trying to make you feel sorry for me or anything - but since I got given this magical product for Christmas, the number of compliments has increased SO much. And the coolest thing is that nobody could really guess why I looked so bright, nobody guessed what I was actually wearing on my eyes to make them pop so much. Not even my makeup addicted friend.

The magical product that helped me that much is a simple eye pencil. It's a subtle, glittery, dust pink natural pencil, from an Italian cruelty free brand that is quite popular here. The brand is called Neve Cosmetics and the magical pencil is their Pastello in the colour Gioia/Rose. At first I thought I could use it in the inner corner as a highlighter, but I noticed that, being natural and all, it doesn't last long if you put it in the corner of your eyes or on the waterline. That's why I decided to use it as a normal pencil and wear it on my upper lash line in a thick line, almost as an eyeshadow. It's really soft and easy to apply and I managed to make it last the whole day without even wearing any primer. It fades away slowly and at night you still find traces of it when you remove your makeup, so I would definitely call it long lasting. The only thing that might not be everyone's cup of tea is that, being glittery, it might leave glitter all over your face if you accidentally rub your eyes. But it's that kind of super small glitters that come off quite easily, not chunky glitters that stick onto your face forever.

That said, I strongly suggest you check out Neve Cosmetics website, especially if you're into vegan/cruelty free/natural makeup.



What's your favourite brand of eye pencils?
Have you ever tried any Neve Cosmetics product?

Marti xx

March 09, 2016

DIY Cluedo Equipment

One of my favourite board games has always been Cluedo. I used to play it all the time with my family.


Some weeks ago I decided I would play some board games at my birthday party, and to make them a bit more entertaining and unusual I decided to customise them. I customised Cluedo's characters switching the original suspects with my group of friends. I decided to keep everything else from the original box, although it would have been fun to draw a new board and change the rooms and weapons as well.