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I have talked about moisturizers, exfoliation, cleansers, so naturally, it's time to progress to primers. I know, ain't nobody got time for all that every morning. I agreed until I started using primers.

Battle of the Primers

by on 12:42
I have talked about moisturizers, exfoliation, cleansers, so naturally, it's time to progress to primers. I know, ain't nobody ...
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Hello sweetie! You noticed I changed the name riiiiight? It has been Spotlights on the Redhead for so long, but I felt like it no longer represented me appropriately. What is BadWolf and what does it mean to me though? I'm a BIG Doctor Who fan and when the storyline of the BadWolf and the Moment came to a conclusion, I kind of started using it as a nickname in every game I played. I thought this name was a good way to start merging all my passions. Now that this is out of the way, let's get to the actual subject, seasons mess up our skin.

Summer skin SOS

by on 15:00
Hello sweetie! You noticed I changed the name riiiiight? It has been Spotlights on the Redhead for so long, but I felt like it no long...
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Unless you live under a rock you know micellar water is all the rage lately. The whole youtube beauty community is swearing by this or that micelar water and even big companies like Garnier, Maybelline, L'Oreal and Sephora have joined the trend by creating their own version of the product. But all the big names have one thing in common: too many ingredients.

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Remember that song that goes like "I don't want no scrubs..."? Well girl if you just got back from vacations then yes you want a scrub and what's more important you NEED one.

Moisturize me!!

by on 23:42
Remember that song that goes like "I don't want no scrubs..."? Well girl if you just got back from vacations then yes...
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Imagine visiting your hair stylist and being groomed by a Pierrot or a skeleton! That’s exactly what happened when I visited my hairdresser last weekend! Colorists and hairstylists of Gino Hairandmore coiffures were transformed into Pantomime street artists, skeletons and Pierrots!

Carnival House!

by on 23:28
Imagine visiting your hair stylist and being groomed by a Pierrot or a skeleton! That’s exactly what happened when I visited my hairdress...

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Hello my lovelies! You might have noticed me tagging Irresistible Me in several photos where I had gorgeous hair, because most of the time my hair suck.
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Hi loves! I am planning (hoping) various travels for the following months so I'm in a mood of anxiety. How am I gonna fit everything in one suitcase?

Smells and travels

by on 15:57
Hi loves! I am planning (hoping) various travels for the following months so I'm in a mood of anxiety. How am I gonna fit everything ...

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Happy holidays guys!!! I hope you had wonderful Christmas, I am still recovering from my partying!!

Waiting game

by on 12:34
Happy holidays guys!!! I hope you had wonderful Christmas, I am still recovering from my partying!!

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What you don't know about me (yet) is that, before I got into fashion, I was obsessed with nail art. I would change my nails every 2-3 days (still do) and I would always have designs or glitter etc. So I thought I'd share some of my worthy finds with you, and maybe inspire you to do your own nail art, easy, quick but still stunning.

Silicone Rose

by on 17:32
What you don't know about me (yet) is that, before I got into fashion, I was obsessed with nail art. I would change my nails every ...
Like I said on twitter,instagram and facebook, I was lucky to be selected to cover the make up  rehearsal for one of the designers. So I took my white SAMSUNG GALAXY Camera <3 and went! The sponsor for this AXDW is Sephora and the products used were Make Up For Ever! My appointed designer was Konstantinos Mitrovgenis. He has participated 4 times in the Athens Xclusive Designers Week (AXDW) and he won the Best New Designer award and Best Catwalk at 2010 with his collection Metamorphosis Reloaded at 2010.Since then he has been very active by dressing famous Greek artists and participating in global fashion competitions (and winning some of them too!). You can see some of his past collections here. But that is the past let's talk about present!
This time he will be presenting his first swimsuit collection! Now I am a simple girl when it comes to swimsuits, no frills, no patterns etc. But I had a sneek peak in his collection and I would definitely wear them! I am not going to give you any specifics yet because both the swimsuits and the accessories the models will be wearing are a secret/surprise until the catwalk, so some of the pictures I took yesterday will be displayed alongside the catwalk photos from the actual day. Excuse my very very close-up photos but like I said, accessories and swimsuits are a secret so I had to edit and cut everything but the model's face.No touch ups there though.
The makeup artist was Freddy Kalobratsos, not a random make-up artist. He founded the top Greek makeup school Freddy Makeup Stage and his students are successful makeup artists all over the world. His passion for creation and creativity were obvious from the moment he started talking with the designer. His suggestions were inspiring and the final result was unique! You will see the pictures!

Here are the designer Konstantinos Mitrovgenis and the master of make up Freddy Kalobratsos discussing the possibilities and ideas!

Konstantinos Mitrovgenis and Freddy Kalobratsos discussing the makeupKonstantinos Mitrovgenis and Freddy Kalobratsos discussing the makeup





















After listening Kontantinos' ideas he started working on the model Nafsika  Panagiotakopoulou, gorgeous girl, professional and really really sweet.

















After applying some base and fixing the eyebrows, they put the accessories on the model and here is when the fun begun. The designer suggested bold, colourful eyes and different lipstick for every girl. Freddy suggested lines that remind sea waves and the colours. This was the first try.

And then the inspiration! Freddy came up with a unique concept. These girls will be wearing swimsuits so the theme had to be liquid. But none of us goes to the beach with that much makeup on (and if you do you shouldn't). So he rushed to the Make Up For Ever stand and picked what he had in mind. I for once was thrilled to see something simple, liquid and runway ready! He contoured the eyes and cheeks and used clear lipgloss and silver liquid eyeshadow to create water effects on the face. Completing with a simple purple eyeliner and the same peach lipstick it was as if Nafsika had just emerged from the water! We are used in seeing heavy makeup for swimsuit models and this is a fresh stop to that. A clever concept that really stands out from the ordinary. As Freddy said:"We created fashion!People will want to copy this!". After seeing the result it was a unanimous agreement that this was the final runway makeup! I'll leave you to the pictures now. I have put in photos from different angles so that you can see what I'm talking about. No matter where Nafsika turned her makeup captured and mirrored the light perfectly!
Konstantinos Mitrovgenis capturing the result with his Galaxy S4


In natural light.You can see the purple eye-liner better.

Through the mirror
All in all it was a magnificent experience for me. It is amazing to be able to see professionals at work for such a project. The team was fun and helpful!
Konstantinos Mitrovgenis, Freddy Kalobratsos, Nafsika Panagiotakopoulou.

Amalia Konstantakopoulou, Antonis Spathas, Konstantinos Mitrovgenis, Freddy Kalobratsos, Nafsika Panagiotakopoulou.
The whole team!Amalia Konstantakopoulou, Antonis Spathas, Konstantinos Mitrovgenis, Freddy Kalobratsos, Nafsika Panagiotakopoulou.
Links:
Athens Xclusive Designers Week
Konstantinos Mitrovgenis
Freddy Makeup Stage

It's not what it looks like! I 've tried to be nice and not shop a lot but... oh who am I kidding? I love shopping!

So as the year ends I thought of what I've achieved this year and my aspirations for the new one. Well that was a looong list. In the end I think I should split myself in 3:my geek/programmer/student side,my fashion-lover side and my designer side. That's the only way for me to do all I want to do. Or if not then give me like 48 hours on 1 day.
Well the good news is after the holidays come the SALES! All the things we wanted but thought were overpriced (will still be overpriced but at least) now we'll get them! Any good pieces you have your eyes on? What are you waiting for? The worse part of sales is the sizes...you can never find your size. Oh no correction. the worse part is the crowd. First time I got in a shop during sales and saw the store upside down and a manic crowd searching every pile of clothes I was shocked! And the first time was last February.... I really don't know how I missed that for 20 whole years! It's not like I wasn't shopping during sales.
 But let's leave that behind. Sales or not Santa is coming (or came depending on your country). What will he bring to you? My Santa is on vacations this year :( but I'm getting my driver's licence and I got myself a lovely desktop and shoes and dresses and and and.... so who cares?

Oh wait isn't it tonight that we go out having fun and look all dazzling?  A dear friend of mine proposed an awesome make-up I die to try tonight! More photos here!

Well I've been doing the whole dark lips-vamp look all winter long and since I'll be eating and drinking and kissing people (for happy new year)  I think I should leave my lips to rest today. For the nails I did a dark red with (mirror) gold French so it also matches. Now all that's left is to decide the clothes (ain't that the hardest all the time?

I'll probably not post a photo of my look if I'm not oh but I'll be sleeping all day long tomorrow!

What I love about this season is that we can go all out when it comes to make up and nails and hair! Take a look at some of the awesome looks I found on preen.me and take some inspiration. I would love to see pictures if you tried any of them on or if you have something else to suggest!
Nails: (oh they are so many and fabulous!) Tell me what you think!




(Disclaimer:I do not own any of the photos in this post nor do I claim them to be mine)

Nails for holidays

by on 15:08
What I love about this season is that we can go all out when it comes to make up and nails and hair! Take a look at some of the awesome loo...
This season we go DRAMA!most fashion shows had something big about make up to show. There are of course the classic neutral colours or red lips for the more traditional girls.

Let's start with the LIPS: Like I said dark dark lips.Bloody lips, violet lips,mulberry lips I've even seen blue :p Of course our lovely classic red never goes out of fashion but for fall mulberry was the first choice for Gucci, Rochas and Givenchy.
 Leave the eyes with mascara and subtle black or brown eye-liner or pencil.
A little tip before the pictures:If you have a red lipstick and you want to turn it black-ish just apply black eye-shadow (the quantity determines the final colour) on your lips and then mix it with your lipstick.




Moving on to EYES: Go crazy!Futuristic eyes with big lines and weird colours. Prada and Lanvin are only some that showed us this look on their runways. Point is: feel free to be creative and edgy but remember to keep you lips pale!





























EYES: Next trend for the eyes is the colourful look. Intense colours that reminds us of summer or more dim and dark mixing it up on the eyelids followed by nude lips and a hint of mascara.  Anna Sui, Roberto Cavalli and Jason Wu give us some ideas for this season.


 











EYEBROWS:  A very important and definitive part of our face that we tend to forget during our make-up. This time we have to remember. The next thing trending on runway's make-up was the defined eyebrows. Also remember Ke$ha's "we R who we R" video (so not my style)? Well those eyebrows are in! For example Donna Karan, Chanel and J. Mendel. Eyebrows and nude/neutral tones for the rest of the face.















NUDE!: (and I don't mean from clothes) Go natural with blush on the cheeks and neutral shades and beige and browns and pale lips. For the quiet nights out or for work this is the trend we've always liked. It makes women look younger and fresh. It's easy to do and works for every type of skin. The best part about it is that you look stunning without trying. Tip: this year natural isn't about being white and dead. It's all about having color to the cheeks as i9f you were running or something made you blushed. So don't worry if you still can't put blush perfectly cause now you don't have to :p
Dior, Michael Kors, Valentino are some supporters of this look.
















 
 Last but not least SMOKEY EYES! We may not always know how to perfect them but we love them! Since it's first introduction this technique has changed from black to bright blue,pink and green. This fall and winter we will tone it down with earthly browns. A look that can take you from morning to night with a slight add of darker shade. Burberry, Louis Vuitton and Blumarine agree with this look.




(Disclaimer:I do not own any of the photos in this post nor do I claim them to be mine)