miercuri, 20 august 2014

Endless summer giveaway OPEN INTERNATIONALLY (EN & RO)


Hello everybody!


My biggest satisfaction to me as a blogger is to see that this small virtual place that I have created with so much love and dedication grows a little bit more every single day, that I am able to provide you with useful information and a smile in the days of sorrow. Your support means a lot to me, I know that I have told you this before, but I will keep repeating it for you, a lot, and this offers me inspiration and strength to keep writing for you, my dear readers.

Recently, my blog achieved 800 followers through ”Google Friend Connect” and 1500 fans on Facebook, all this made me so happy. I was asking you which would be the ”ideal prize” for you and the majority of the answers pointed to a perfume with an unique flavor or body care products, so I had an idea. I was thinking to combine all those wishes with the products from a brand that I personally love and I immediately placed an order. I even teased you with my Instagram photo after my order arrived.

If you are still wondering which brand I am talking about, let me tell you my surprise: the prize will be a body care set from Bath and Body Works. You know how much I love their amazing scents, don't you?

I had chosen for you the ”Endless Weekend” scent - ”An exhilarating blend of raspberry lychee sorbet, sun-kissed magnolia and vanilla sandalwood” - which I hope you'll like. The packaging of these products is absolutely adorrable, it got me from the first moment I saw it, and along with those dazzling scents to take you away in an "endless weekend", full of beautiful memories, peace and relaxation.


 The prize consists in 3 ”Endless Weekend” Bath and Body Works body care products:
  • Endless Weekend Shea & Vitamin E shower gel 
  • Endless Weekend Shea & Vitamin E body lotion 
  • Endless Weekend fine fragrance mist

There will be one winner chosen randomly
I truly advice you to READ CAREFULLY THE RULES and to fill out the Rafflecopter form down below. Gain as many points as you can to have more chances to win the prize!

Just a small note, where you are required to answer a question not necessarly blog related, please leave your comments in the section down below, then push the button ”I commented”.

At the ”Terms and Conditions” section (down below) at the Rafflecopter form you can see the Disclaimer of this giveaway. Please read it carefully!


This giveaway is OPEN INTERNATIONALLY - all my readers, from all around the world are welcomed to participate. New readers are welcomed too. Don't hide the fact that you are new here! We'll welcome you with open arms and with lots of interesting things to discover.
 

 

I wish you the best of luck! 

Yours, Rally!


 
Bună tuturor!


Cea mai mare satisfacție a mea ca blogger este să văd că acest mic spațiu virtual crește câte puțin în fiecare zi, că reușesc să vă ofer informații utile și câte un zâmbet în zile mai puțin senine. Susținerea voastră, am tot repetat-o și o voi repeta mereu, înseamnă enorm pentru mine, îmi conferă inspirație și putere de a scrie în continuare pentru voi.

De curând am trecut de pragul de 800 de urmăritori prin ”Google Friend Connect” și 1500 de fani pe pagina de Facebook a blogului, lucru care mă bucură peste măsură. V-am întrebat care ar fi premiul ideal pentru voi, m-a bucurat să vă citesc gândurile; răspunsurile predominante au făcut referire la un parfum cu o aromă inedită, sau produse de îngrijire a corpului, așa că mi-a venit o idee. M-am gândit să vă ofer un set de produse cosmetice cu arome inedite, produse care încă nu se găsesc pe piață la noi în țară. V-am oferit și un mic indiciu pe Instagram de îndată ce a sosit comanda.

Dacă încă nu ați ghicit despre ce brand este vorba, hai să vă dezvălui surpriza: premiul constă într-un set de produse de îngrijire a corpului de la Bath and Body Works. Știți bine că eu sunt un mare fan al acestor produse și nu mă mai satur de aromele lor extraordinare. 

Am ales pentru voi aroma ”Endless Weekend” - un amestec antrenant de șerbet de zmeură, magnolie, lemn de santal și vanilie - care sper să fie pe placul vostru. Ambalajul produselor este adorabil de-a dreptul, m-a cucerit de cum l-am văzut și sper ca, alături de aromele îmbietoare din compoziție să vă poarte într-un weekend perpetuu, cu amintiri frumoase și relaxare deplină.


Premiul constă în 3 produse Bath and Body Works ”Endless Weekend” de îngrijire a corpului și anume: 
  •   Un gel de duș cu Shea și Vitamina E 
  • O loțiune de corp cu Shea și Vitamina E 
  • Un mist (parfum)

Va exista un singur câștigător ales cu ajutorul programului random
Vă rog mult de tot să CITIȚI CU ATENȚIE CERINȚELE acestui concurs și să completați formularul Rafflecopter de mai jos. NU VĂ GRĂBIȚI! Premiul nu fuge nicăieri. Există CERINȚE OBLIGATORII de îndeplinit pentru a intra în cursa pentru premiu, dar și CERINȚE OPȚIONALE, pe care puteți sau nu să le îndepliniți, dar acestea vă oferă posibilitatea de a vă crește șansele de a câștiga setul Bath and Body Works, cu cât faceți mai multe puncte.
  
O mică paranteză, la cerința unde sunteți rugați să răspundeți la o întrebare ce nu este neapărat legată de blog, vă rog să-mi lăsați răspunsurile voastre în secțiunea de comentarii a blogului, după care apăsați butonul ”I commented”. 

La secțiunea ”Terms and Conditions” (partea de jos) a formularului Rafflecopter veți putea vedea Disclaimer-ul acestui giveaway. Vă invit să-l citiți pentru mai multe informații!

Concursul este deschis tuturor cititorilor blogului, nu contează că vă aflați în România, Spania sau Australia, oriunde v-ați afla, vă puteți înscrie, trimit premiul peste mări și țări dacă l-ați câștigat.


Mult noroc! Să curgă înscrierile!


A voastră,
Rally!


Bath and Body Works, giveaway


a Rafflecopter giveaway
luni, 18 august 2014

This Sunday II ... (EN & RO)

Hello everybody!                                                                              Bună tuturor!


How was your Sunday my dear friends?                               Cum a fost Duminica voastră dragii mei?

Mine looked like this:                                                                      A mea a arătat cam așa:


movie, Sunday funday

I saw the movie ”Blended” and I laughed so hard, as I haven't done it for a while, that I bursted into tears. It is such a good comedy, a must watch with your family or friends, definitely it will cheer you up in a moment. There is no doubt that Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler were the perfect couple for this movie. I am highly recommending it to you.
Am văzut filmul ”Blended” și am râs cu o atâta poftă cum n-am mai râs de multă vreme, mi-au dat și lacrimile. Este o comedie spumoasă, neapărat de vizionat alături de familie sau de prieteni, izvor de bună dispoziție. Drew Barrymore și Adam Sandler fac un cuplu pe cinste, vi-l recomand cu căldură.



ice cream, Sunday funday
  
On this hot weather a little sweet treat is welcomed. My favorite is the M&M's milk chocolate Breyers ice cream. It's a blast!

Cu o așa vreme călduroasă mereu am poftă de ceva rece. Înghețata mea preferată cu bomboane M&M's de la Breyers mi-a fost alături la o mică desfătare. Mai are rost să spun că e delicioasă?



magazine, Sunday funday

I received in my mail the 20th anniversary mega-issue from InStyle magazine and I couldn't be happier. I could read this magazine all day long. Happy Birthday dear InStyle!

Revista mea preferată, InStyle mă surprinde în această lună cu un mega-număr cu ocazia aniversării a celor 20 de ani de existență. La Mulți Ani revistă dragă, te-aș citi cât e ziua de lungă!



lipstick, Sunday funday

 If I could, I would buy lipsticks all day long. I already know what you are going to say ..., but everybody has their own guilty pleasures, let's face it. I saw this Wet' n' Wild lipstick at Cora - Vintage or Tacky - one of my favorite youtubers and I had to have it. This particular shade was so hard to find, I end up visiting 5 Walgreens before I've got it, but now I am proud to say that Wet' n' Wild - 965 Cherry Picking is part of my collection.

Dacă aș putea, aș cumpăra toată ziua rujuri. Știu ce veți spune ... , fiecare cu plăcerile sale vinovate. Am văzut aceast ruj Wet' n' Wild la Cora - Vintage or Tacky - una dintre ”youtuberițele” mele preferate și a trebuit să-l am. Nuanța aceasta tare greu s-a lăsat găsită, am umblat pe la vreo 5 magazine până am dat de ea, dar acum - Wet' n' Wild - 965 Cherry Picking a intrat în colecția mea.



notepads, Sunday Funday

I ended up going to Wal-Mart too, huge mistake, the store was so busy, a lot of people running up and down, apparently I forgot that the school was about to start the next day and everybody did their school supplies shopping on the last day. In all that madness, I found these cute notepads, perfect to keep in my bag and for writing my blog ideas any time I have inspiration. All 3 of them - a bargain - $1.

Am ajuns și la Wal-Mart, mare greșeală căci era nebunia de pe lume și o mare îmbulzeală, aici în State pe 18 august a început anul școlar și, nu e de mirare, multă lume și-a lăsat cumpărăturile pe ultima zi. În toată îmbulzeala creată am găsit aceste carnețele foarte drăguțe și practice, numai bune de notat idei pentru blog. Toate 3 m-au costat $1, un chilipir.



foundation, Sunday funday

This week keep an eye on the blog, because you'll be seeing a review of the new Maybelline Dream Wonder fluid-touch foundation

În această săptămână va apărea un review pe blog al noului fond de ten Dream Wonder de la Maybelline. Nu știu dacă a apărut și în România, dar, în cazul în care va apărea vreau ca acest review să vă fie de folos. Așadar, fiți cu ochii pe blog!



Yours,                                                                                                             A voastră,
Rally                                                                                                               Rally
marți, 29 iulie 2014

Event Inglot Boutique Miami Beach - Swim Week Beauty Lounge II (EN)


Hello everybody!


As I promissed you last week, today we are continuing my magic adventure in a world of colorful makeup. If you want to read about the first part of this awesome event, I am inviting you to check out this post.

So this is how the second part of my adventure began. 
I was invited to the Inglot Boutique Miami Beach the next day too and being in the full Miami Swim Week, I'd thought to challenge the talented Inglot makeup team to make me a summer look that would successfully resist in a hot Miami sun at a fashion show.


Inglot Boutique Miami Beach, event, makeup


This time the one who took care of my makeup was ”la bella Gina” - as I was calling her - please check her page and her amazing work. As I was explaining her what I am thinking about my makeup, she immediately knew and she decided to create a fun, colorful, makeup look, where the accent was on my eyes.

The products that were used for my makeup:


Inglot Boutique Miami Beach, event, makeup


Gina warmed up my skin tone a little, just like Christina did the other day. She created a colorful summer look, yet natural, ready to be worn in the Miami's hot and humid atmosphere at a fashion show. Maybe you have noticed that I was using again the mattifying powder and after using it for two days in a row, I do like how it worked on my skin, given the weather here in Miami.


And this was my final look.
Isn't that green utterly beautiful? I am so happy that now it is part of my makeup collection.


Inglot Boutique Miami Beach, event, makeup


Inglot Boutique Miami Beach, event, makeup


Inglot Boutique Miami Beach, event, makeup


When I am at a makeup session, my blogger's nature comes out and I must ask questions about makeup techniques, products, take pictures, I have to know and to document everything. So, I took advantage that MUA Gina was doing my makeup and I asked her, what makeup products would she recommend for a fair skin tone like mine in this summer season.



Down below you can see her recommendations and the secret key word is - WATERPROOF makeup.

Inglot Boutique Miami Beach, event, makeup



Beautiful people, awesome event

Inglot Boutique Miami Beach, event, makeup

Inglot Boutique Miami Beach, event, makeup


Inglot Boutique Miami Beach, event, makeup


My amazing adventure ended with the two fashion shows, part of the Mercedes-Benz Miami Swim Week 2014 that I've attended: one at The National Hotel, where I came to support my fellow beauty bloggers and another one at the W Hotel with the Inglot team.


Beautiful show at The National Hotel


Miami Swim Week, event, beauty blogger

 With the beautiful beauty bloogers (L-R) Sahily and BeeNa

Miami Swim Week, event, beauty blogger
 
Miami Swim Week, event, beauty blogger

Miami Swim Week, event, beauty blogger

Look at all those gorgeous models!

Miami Swim Week, event, beauty blogger


Later at night I went to another amazing fashion show at the W Hotel South Beach. I had a fabulous time with the Inglot team back stage where they did all the makeup for the show, I've met amazing people like the famous artist Anastasia the Great who painted with 24k gold foil, Edward J. Oberle Lopez - the wonderful person behind this event and I had a blast at the show. I couldn't be more grateful for all this!




With the beautiful and elegant Charmaine

Miami Swim Week, event, beauty blogger


From L-R: The artist Anastasia the Great, Edward J. Oberle Lopez, Jennesey - Inglot team and Tania Noman 

Miami Swim Week, event, beauty blogger


Inglot Boutique Miami Beach team in action

Miami Swim Week, event, beauty blogger

Miami Swim Week, event, beauty blogger

Miami Swim Week, event, beauty blogger


Animated Wet zone at the W Hotel Miami Beach

Miami Swim Week, event, beauty blogger


With Jennesey - another talented makeup artistist - Inglot team

Miami Swim Week, event, beauty blogger


Lot of people came to visit Inglot's booth

Miami Swim Week, event, beauty blogger


I hope you enjoyed my colorful adventure. 
Until next time!


Yours,
Rally


Inglot's logo pictures - photo credit Philip Talleyrand





duminică, 27 iulie 2014

Makeup by One Direction - sneek peek + GIVEAWAY (EN) #makeupby1D #thelookscollection #markwins


Hello everybody!


This week-end could not end better than with a surprise for you, my dear readers.
One Direction fans, Directioners all over the world gather around, I have some wonderful and exciting news to share with you


”The world’s biggest pop band debuts a limited-edition cosmetics collection by Markwins International, launching mid-August 2014 at Macy’s and other selected major retailers worldwide. Much like the One Direction band members themselves, this prestige makeup line is fun, bold and a tad mischievous, featuring vivid shades, premium formulas and chic, collectible packaging and components.”


One Direction, makeup


When this funny photo of Niall's Horan hands full of swatches appeared on this Twitter account a month ago, there was a huge media frenzy and everybody was wondering how this new makeup line will look like. This collaboration couldn't be more exciting, taking into consideration that we are taking here about Markwins International - the famous company founded in 1984 , which portofolio includes brands like Wet'n'Wild, Physicians Formula, The Color Institute and is synonymous with high-quality cosmetics at an unbeatable value. 



One Direction, makeup


Makeup by ONE DIRECTION:

”A range of makeup and cosmetic products celebrating youth, style, and the uninhibited lifestyle of a new generation. Celebrating life with bold shades, unique formula and infused with limited edition collectable packaging. Makeup from One Direction is fun, bold, often irreverent, with a touch of cheeky mischievousness. Offered at prices that every girl and woman can afford.”



THE LOOKS COLLECTION:

“The Looks Collection” comprises three keepsake tins inspired by One Direction’s globe-conquering albums -“Up All Night”, “Take Me Home” and the latest chart topper, ”Midnight Memories.”
Each tin comes complete with everything you need to show off your personality. Are you a rock'n’ roll girl, a fun party girl or the girl next door? We have just the right collection for you and illustrations to help show you just how to get your perfect look. All your beauty essentials are housed in a LIMITED EDITION collectable keepsake tin with removable sleeve, complete with ONE DIRECTION doodle stencils to decorate your keepsake tin and make it uniquely your own!


Sounds exciting, isn't it?
And now, the moment you are all waiting for - here's a sneek peek of The Looks Collection. Also you can find more details on the official Facebook page - MakeupbyOneDirection.

 
1. Midnight Memories kit

One Direction, makeup


2. Take Me Home kit

One Direction, makeup


3. Up All Night kit

One Direction, makeup


How cute are these packagings? I like them all, but my favorite is the Midnight Memories kit, that red lipstick calls my name.

If you are wondering when these cool kits will be on on the market, the line will be available worldwide starting in the U.S.

US RELEASE DATES:

Macy's - August 11th
Stage Stores – August 25th
Dillards – August 25th
Beauty Brands – August 25th
Lord and Taylor - August 25th

*International release dates TBD.

The price will be announced.


Let's talk about the SURPRISE that I was telling you  at the beginning of this post.  
NOW you have the chance to win a limited edition makeup set before it’s released to the public! All you have to do is fill the form down below.
Giveaway Details: To enter the giveaway you will be asked to fill out your email, like the FB page and post to Twitter. Additional entries can be earned by referring friends, pinning on Pinterest, or liking the Twitter page. The more entries, the higher the chance of winning. Up to 50 limited edition makeup sets will be given away. Winners will be picked randomly and announced by August 5th. This contest is for US & Canada only.


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If, by technical reasons, you can't see the giveaway's widget, you can enter HERE.


Best of luck to everybody and keep an eye on the blog, I will be soon reviewing one of these makeup sets.


Yours,
Rally

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joi, 24 iulie 2014

Event Inglot Boutique Miami Beach - Swim Week Beauty Lounge I (EN)


Hello everybody!


This past week had been an amazing one for me, it was like a beautiful and restful dream from which you don't want to wake up. I have so many wonderful moments to share with you, so this post will be structured in two parts.

Everything started with the Inglot Boutique Miami Beach Swim Week Beauty Lounge event, where I had such an amazing time, I was pampered with beauty makeup sessions (yes, sessions!), I got to play with makeup and test their products and, the best of all, I've met some great people that are now very dear to my soul.


Inglot Boutique Miami Beach, event, makeup


If you are not familiar with Inglot Cosmetics, let me tell you that this is an European brand, from Poland, with more that 30 years of business activity.


Now Inglot is one of ”the world’s leading manufacturers in colour cosmetics. Inglot currently has a presence at all major beauty happenings and events around the globe, from the runways of Fashion Week to the stages and sets of TV and Broadway musicals. 
Inglot succeeded in combining the latest scientific technology with intense and vibrant colours. Every product consists of high-quality ingredients and is being sold at fair prices. All Inglot cosmetics are produced within the European Union and 95% of them are manufactured in Inglot's own state of the art facilities. 
A wide range of colours and an impressive variety of products is something that makes Inglot stand out of the crowd. The range consists of over 1,500 colours with over 450 ways to improve your lips, 600 ways to enhance your eyes, and over 300 ways to portray your face, while the extremely rich collection of nail polishes consists of up to 400 shades. 
The jewels in Inglot's crown are its famous Freedom System, which gives the freedom to assemble custom designed palettes to meet any beauty needs, and the revolutionary O2M Breathable Nail Enamel that ensures oxygen and water vapor permeability. O2M Nail Enamel was created specifically for health reasons – not only is it fashionable and good-looking, but also leads to healthier and therefore even more beautiful nails.”
(The source: Inglot Cosmetics)


Personally, I have heard of this brand before, I have read about its products, but never had the chance to test, try them. This event was the perfect occasion to get my hands on these products.

The Inglot Boutique is located in the heart of Miami Beach, on the 8th Street between Washington and Collins, to be more specific - 224 Miami Beach. The beauty boutique is the ideal place for a pampering makeup session, carefree, where all your problems, stress melt away. Everything invites you in, from the chic location, to glam and comfy decorations, to those awesome makeup products. It's like a mesmerizing journey into the world of colorful makeup.


Inglot Boutique Miami Beach, event, makeup

Inglot Boutique Miami Beach, event, makeup

Inglot Boutique Miami Beach, event, makeup

Inglot Boutique Miami Beach, event, makeup

Inglot Boutique Miami Beach, event, makeup

Inglot Boutique Miami Beach, event, makeup

Inglot Boutique Miami Beach, event, makeup

Inglot Boutique Miami Beach, event, makeup


Now let's talk about my makeup, shall we?

Beeing very excited to try the Inglot products, I talked to Christina - please check and support her page, she's an amazing makeup artist - to create my signature look, which is a natural one. When I saw their new Freedom System matte lipsticks, I immediately knew that it had to be a makeup with bold lips. Me & matte lipsticks = LOVE. Christina did an amazing job, it was definitely something new to try for me. I was so amazed by her incredible attention to details, patience (especially that my eyes were so sensitive when putting crayon on my waterline) and flawless work. I wish I could be as half as talented as her.

Because I am so fair, she went and warmed up a little my skin tone. Down below you could see the makeup products that were used for my makeup. I wanted very much to try their new mattifying powder. With all this crazy weather here in Miami, I need a good powder for my combination skin.


Inglot Boutique Miami Beach, event, makeup


My before and after makeup look:


Inglot Boutique Miami Beach, event, makeup


If you are wondering, the gorgeous lipstick that you see in these pictures (and you saw all over my Instagram account) is from the new Inglot range of Matte Lipsticks and this is number 516. It is so wonderful, so versatile, I can't get enough of it and I am so happy that I discovered it right here at Inglot.


Inglot Boutique Miami Beach, event, makeup

Inglot Boutique Miami Beach, event, makeup


Beautiful people, awesome event


Inglot Boutique Miami Beach, event, makeup
 With the beautiful and elegant Charmaine


Inglot Boutique Miami Beach, event, makeup

Inglot Boutique Miami Beach, event, makeup
 Lovely Inglot team


Inglot Boutique Miami Beach, event, makeup 
No lady would miss a photo opportunity with Aaron :)


I just couldn't leave empty handed and abandon my beautiful matte lipstick behind, so I've bought my first Inglot products - the matte lipstick and a Freedom System palette so I can build my own customized beauty case. The matte lipstick was $9 and the freedom system palette $11, plus the applicable taxes. So excited! Also, I complimentary received the eyeshadows that were part of my makeup look - the Freedom System Shine Square Eyeshadow in number 08 and Freedom System Matte Square Eyeshadow in number 329. About the gorgeous green teal Freedom System Satin Rainbow Eyeshadow in number 135 I will talk more in my next post.


Inglot Boutique Miami Beach, event, makeup

Inglot Boutique Miami Beach, event, makeup


I had such an amazing time at this event! They invited me to participate the next day too, but more about those adventures, in my next post. 


Do you know Inglot cosmetics? Have you tried their products?


Hugs,
Rally


Inglot's logo pictures - photo credit Philip Talleyrand