Pandora’s Box #9

pandora-april2015Beauty Pie’s signature category: the notorious Pandora’s Box. In here we put the most useless beauty products that collect dust and take up space in our bathroom cabinets.Products in this category aren’t necessarily bad (as we believe that there’s no such thing as bad cosmetics), but these items either didn’t fit in in our daily routines, didn’t fulfill what was promised on the packaging or just didn’t meet our expectations. We’ve all been there sometimes: impulsively buying a hyped face mask instead of a dinner in a fancy restaurant, or yet another nail polish, or something simply because it’s mass-market and is virtually free. Well, next time think twice, have you seen it flying out of Beauty Pie’s Pandora Box? Put it back on the shelf.

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Eye Make-Up Inspiration for New Year’s Eve

Sisley Phyto 4 Ombres The Dream Palette

With the New Year’s Eve just around the corner, I’ve decided to share a couple of eye make-up looks with which I’ve been experimenting lately. Don’t expect any full-on step-by-step tutorials, because, as you know, I’m not a make-up artist myself, but I’d love to tell you about some great new products and easy-to-repeat-at-home techniques that will get your creativity going in anticipation of the biggest party of the year. Continue reading

Best Mascaras According to Aline

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Being a real Russian at heart, I rarely leave home without dressing up and fixing my make-up (if you’re not familiar with Russian tradition of looking gorgeous, you should visit my motherland one day and count how many girls on heels you can spot in one minute: on a Tuesday morning… in a subway). To say the truth, I won’t even take out trash without looking in the mirror and making sure that the hair looks all right. However at the same time as much as I fear being under-dressed, I hate over-dressing and wearing inappropriate amount of cosmetics. My no-matter-what-essential-kit consists of just two products that I put on every morning, even if the world is coming to an end or I’m in an extreme hurry. Those are a perfect-matching tone and an eye-opening mascara.
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Search for the Perfect Foundation. Part IV. Liquid

Foundation Swatches

1. Green People Pressed Powder Caramel Light, 2. Sheer Cover Mineral Foundation SPF-15 Nude, 3. YOUNGBLOOD Natural Mineral Foundation Soft Beige, 4. Sisley Phyto Teint Expert Ivory, 5. L’Oréal Infallible Stay Fresh Foundation 200 Golden Sand, 6. Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation Shade 4

This is absolutely not the last post in the series, but I earnestly doubt if I will ever find anything that will be as good as… Continue reading

Niina’s Haircare Routine

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Seven years ago a friend of mine wrote in her LiveJournal: “Hair loves fat”. It was a post dedicated to haircare and the author couldn’t emphasize enough how important it is not to over-dry your hair and keep it moisturized and nourished. I remember those pieces of advice to this day, and I’ve decided to share some of my own tips with you.

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Pandora’s Box #5 Little Miss Consumer Edition

Little Miss Consumer & Beauty Pie: Pandora's Box

Beauty Pie’s signature category: the notorious Pandora’s Box. This time we’ve teamed up with an amazing Swedish beauty blogger – Little Miss Consumer and asked Maria to tell us about the most useless beauty products that collect dust and take up space in her bathroom cabinet. Continue reading