Thursday, August 30, 2012

August Haul- New Look and Bata

Hey Guys!!

Today I am going to share a mini haul with you, it's a end of August sort of haul. What's so great about this haul is that I got all the items at good bargain prices!

New Look Maxi Skirt
As you can recall I bought a New Look Royal Blue Maxi Skirt recently, this is the exact same skirt however it is in an old rose colour and a size smaller since the royal blue skirt is a bit big!

Bata Cream Sandals
Bata Blue Floral Wedges
What is so great about these shoes is that I got them at half price!! This is quite a relatively expensive shoe brand in Malta however they are really comfortable shoes, I have a pair of walking shoes from them and I won't trade them for anything else!

That's all for now!!

Martina XOXO

o.b.o The Fabulous Team

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Fabulous Reviews : Catrice Ultimate Lip Glow

Good morning Fabulous Readers!

This is my new favourite lipstick!  It made my lips look like what I call ''Sleeping Beauty'' lips. You might be thinking what the hell, but yeah, that's what I thought the second time I tried it out.

The first time I did, I applied just 1 coat and it barely showed. The second time I tried it out, I piled on the coats and got a surprise.. my lips looked so so full and I just loved the rosy tint that it gave me.

Top lip : without lipstick, bottom lip: with Catrice Ultimate Glow

It looks so pink in the above picture, but in reality, it looks much more natural. It looks and feels much more natural after some time you apply it. It feels like a lip balm on the lips.

The packaging is the first thing that attracted it to me! I just love all that pink and I thought to myself, the lipstick must be gorgeous. I was quite shocked when I saw the bright orange, jelly-like lipstick. 

When swatched, it looks really sheer, almost invisible.

 I'm a bit disappointed by the plastic-y smell. Thankfully, once applied to the lips, there's no smell - phew!  Would have like it if it smelled like roses though.

The tint lasts for about an hour, but my lips still looks a bit rosy even hours after!

This one is a a must buy!

me wearing this lipstick

Denise o.b.o The Fabulous Team XOX

Fabulous Reviews: Catrice Mini Max Mascara

Good morning Fabulous Readers!

This mascara has to be the best I have ever used! 

The packaging is quiet fattish, so we were quite surprised and frankly, we sort of made fun of the tiny wand at the Essence/Catrice blogger event this month!  It kinda looks like the wand of a mini mascara that you get with make-up sets.
We thought the name was given to it for its mini wand and ''maxi'' packaging, but boy were we wrong!!

I was skeptical of this mascara at first, but I had to try it out of curiousity. I'm so glad I did!

It seperates my lashes without clumping them and it's not only voluminising, but also lengthening. Plus it lasts all day long. Aha - so the name Mini Max actually means mini wand maxi lashes!



Don't you just hate it when you're applying mascara and it goes all over your lids, hence ruining your liner or eyeshadow? It doesn't happen with this mascara, at all!! Oh happy days! 

This mascara will be for sale from September 2012. 

I'm not only going to re-buy this, Im might even buy 2 spare ones just in case they go out of stock! 

No really, this macara is THAT good. . .

Denise o.b.o The Fabulous Team XOX

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

FOTD: I've got the blues!

Hi Guys!!

I was experimenting with the new essence Quattro eyeshadow in 11 sea my eyes! and came up with this look and I thought I'd share it with you!

Catrice Prime & Fine Smoothing refiner
essence Soul Sista Limited Edition Liquid Bronzer in 01 Shake your Booty
Catrice Ultimate Moisture Fresh Skin make Up in 010 Light Beige
Catrice Light-Reflecting Concealer in 030 Rosy Beige
Catrice All Round Concealer
Catrice Prime & Fine Translucent Loose Powder
essence Soul Sista Limited Edition Bronzing Powder in 01 Shake your Booty
e.l.f natural Radiance Blusher in Blushing

essence I <3 Stage eyeshadow base
essence Quattro Eyeshadow in 11 sea my eyes!
Catrice Kajal Designer eyeliner in 070 Cool Grey
essence mono eyeshadow in 02 dance all night
Catrice The Giant Mascara
essence Eyebrow Stylist Set

NYX Lipstick in 627 Fusion
Catrice Colour Show Lipgloss in 130 Flirty Fuschia

Hope you liked this look! Don't forget to like our Facebook Page for more FOTD looks and more!

Martina XOXO

o.b.o The Fabulous Team

Monday, August 27, 2012

Fabulous Reviews: Garnier Miracle BB cream Skin Perfector

Good afternoon Fabulous readers!!

Today, I will be reviewing the Garnier Skin Perfector BB cream. When I bought this, I was actually looking for the Maybelline one (BB cream), which I think is not for sale here in Malta yet.

So, first of all, BB stands for Blemish Balm and it's an all-in-one product because it's a primer, tinted moisturiser and also a sunblock (this one is SPF 15). Some BB creams are also anti-wrinkle, whitening and treat acne.
They originated in South Korea but are so much more popular now in the West. Popular brands lilke Dior and Clinique are also making their own BB creams! Interesting . .  So I went out on the lookout for an affordable one. 

The Garnier one came in a box and it has 50 ml of product.

You can either buy it in Medium to light or dark and costs about EUR 10.98

It actually looks darker than this

When blended, it adapts to the skin and gives a glowy look

The first thing I noticed is that is smells a bit like sunscreen. It has a thick consistency  and I'm glad I got the medium to light one as it looked dark but then when you blend it, it adapts to your skin.

I don't have any pimple scars at the moment thank God, but It really did improve the redness around me nose. I would still need a concealer for my terrible under eye circles though . .
With no make-up
With Garnier BB cream

Ok, so my skin doesn't exactly look like a child's, as it said, but hey - I wasn't really expecting it  ;)

When applied to the skin, I felt like it had a cooling effect on my skin.

I am a bit disappointed that it's only SPF 15. I would have preferred if it was an SPF 30.. I don't wear it to the beach as I feel it slides off really easily, but it's perfect for the office.

Some beauty bloggers that reviewed this product were disappointed because they thought it was oily, but I disagree. It's not matt, it just gives a healthy glow. I would suggest the oily to combination version of this product to people with oily skin though.

This will definitely be a re-purchase, though I think I would try the the one for oily to combination skin just to try it out.

Have you guys tried any BB creams yet?  I also want to try an Asian brand next time.

I really want to read your feedback!

Denise o.b.o The Fabulous Team XOXO

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Fabulous Haul!

Hey Guys!!

I filmed a quick video showing some products I purchased!! Check it out below!

Hope you enjoyed my haul!!

Denise XOXO

Friday, August 24, 2012

FOTD: Go for Gold!

Hi Guys!!

Today I am going to share my Saturday night make up look with you!!

I went for a golden feel to match my dress but added a Red pop of colour to my lips!!

Catrice Prime and Fine Smoothing Refiner
essence Soul Sista Limited Edition Bronzing Gel in 01 Shake your Booty
Make Up Forever HD Foundation
e.l.f cosmetics HD Powder
Catrice Light-Reflecting Concealer in 030 Rosy Beige
essence Soul Sista Limited Edition Bronzing Powder in 01 Shake your Booty
Catrice Cruise Couture Limited Edition Defining Duo Blush in 050 Apricot Smoothie
e.l.f Cosmetics Mist and Set

Catrice Absolute Eye Colour Mono in 090 Bring Me Frosted Cake
Catrice Made to Stay Long Lasting Eyeshadow in 080 Copper & Gabbana
Catrice Absolute Eye Colour Mono in 560 I Like to Mauve it
Catrice Kajal Designer in 010 Diamond Black
essence Superfine Eyeliner in 01 Deep Black
Coolbri by Catrice Limited Edition Golden Glow Eyeliner in Precious Nectar C01
Catrice Glamour Doll Volume Mascara
essence Eyebrow Stylist Set

Catrice Ultimate Colour in 100 Lobster Love
Catrice Colour Show Lip Gloss in 070 Light My Fire

Hope you enjoyed this post!!

Martina XOXO

o.b.o The Fabulous Team

Monday, August 20, 2012

Fabulous Photoshoot!

Hey Guys!

If you follow our blog, you would have noted that we did a Bohemian Chic themed photo shoot.

I would like to thank everyone who was involved, it was a really lovely experience!!

Place: Buskett, Rabat Malta
Photographers:Matthew Casha (cooldesign studios) & Kevin Gatt
Models: Rachel Lee Curmi & Jeanelle Vella
Make Up & Hair: Martina Vella @ All Things Fabulous
Stylist: Reb Mintoff @ Island of Make Believe

"Backstage" Photos

The following are the photos which inspired my Make Up and Hair Looks for the girls!

Rachel's Make Up and Hair Inspiration
Jeanelle's Make Up and Hair Inspiration
And for the final looks of the girls!
Rachel's Make Up Look
Jeanelle's Make Up Look
The following are a number of photos I took during the shoot!

The Photography team!
Kevin taking Rachel's picture
Rachel, Me and Jeanelle
The Team: Rachel (Model), Myself (Make Up & Hair), Anthony (Boyfriend and Assistant :-p), Jeanelle (Model), Matthew (Photographer), Kevin (Photographer).
All this work transmitted into the following photos!

Martina's Photos


Kevin's (KG) Photos
Rachel by Kevin Gatt
Jeanelle by Kevin Gatt
Jeanelle by Kevin Gatt
Rachel by Kevin Gatt
Rachel by Kevin Gatt
Jeanelle by Kevin Gatt
Matthew's (cooldesign studios) Photos
Jeanelle by Matthew (cooldesign studios)
Jeanelle by Matthew (cooldesign studios)
Hope you liked this post!!

For more photos visit our Facebook Page HERE

Martina XOXO

o.b.o The Fabulous Team