Wednesday, June 29, 2011

FOTD Fail?

What do you do if you applied your makeup and it didn't turn out exactly how you planned? This happens to me reasonably often, in which case I either don't take photos....., or take a second look, decide that it looks good enough (because I sure don't have time to fix anything) and then tell everyone that I intended for it to look that way.

Today's look is an example of such situation. Or it is an example of situation when no matter how many photos I took, they didn't turn out. Regardless, here is my I-totally-meant-for-it-to-look-this-way look.

  • Covergirl & Olay Simply Ageless Serum Primer.
  • Covergirl NatureLuze Foundation in 310 Flax.
  • Maybelline FitMe Concealer in 15 Fair.
  • Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder in Transparent.
  • NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder in Auburn/Red - used lighter one.
  • Benefit Posietint as a blush. 
  • URBAN DECAY Primer Potion in Eden.
  • Wet n Wild I'm Getting Sunburned - pink on the lid, crease shade on lover lid.
  • Covergirl LashBlast Fusion Mascara in Black.
  • Tarte Rise&Shine lipgloss only in Nude.

What do you think?

~ Lyuba

Monday, June 27, 2011

I Can't Get Enough of I'm Getting Sunburned FOTD

Hello my Funky Readers,

I hope you don't mind me calling you that, but I think it's very appropriate. :) What do you think? 

Just like the title says, I simply can't get enough of Wet n Wild I'm Getting Sunburned palette. You've seen me do a look with it here and here, and I've also done couple more that I didn't take photos of... did I really just admit that? Whoooops! :P

The look for today is a variation of the one you've seen me post last, I've liked it so much that I decided to try it with pink instead of gold.

So far I like this one the most out of all I did, not sure if it's the color choice or the shape..... In my gold one, the shape didn't exactly turn out how I usually like them (more rounded). I think this look is a prime example that practice makes perfect!

As always I can't help but post a LOT of photos....

My sexy pout for your enjoyment :)


  • Covergirl & Olay Simply Ageless Serum Primer.
  • Covergirl NatureLuze Foundation in 310 Flax.
  • Maybelline FitMe Concealer in 15 Fair.
  • Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder in Transparent.
  • NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder in Auburn/Red - used lighter one.
  • Benefit Posietint as a blush. 
  • Benefit Highbeam as highlighter.
  • URBAN DECAY Primer Potion in Eden.
  • Wet n Wild I'm Getting Sunburned - used pink and brown (highlight and crease shades).
  • Covergirl LashBlast Fusion Mascara in Black.
  • Benefit Posietint.
  • GOSH On Stage Cool Lip Jam in 107.

What do you think of this look? I saw on one of the blogs I follow a 7 day palette project where you take a palette that you don't show enough love and use it for 7 days straight, and then post the looks. I think I want to do something like this too and I'm Getting Sunburned will be my first project :) So far I have 3 looks down, 4 more to go! Stay tuned for what else I can come up with :) Maybe my looks will inspire you to do something, and if yes I would love to see! 

~ Lyuba

Friday, June 24, 2011

GlossyBox Meh............

Today I finally got my first ever GlossyBox.... and I can't tell you how disappointed I am. Now I am probably overly grumpy for whatever reason, and maybe I just make it more of a deal than what it really is... So this is what I got:

This is what GlossyBox promises to give us: 

If you want to regularly receive luxury product miniatures from top brands that fit your care and styling habits, then simply register on our website. The unique appeal of GlossyBox is that as a recipient of the box you can create your own personal beauty profile on our site. This information will help us to choose the right products to fit your needs and tastes.                                    
The GlossyBox will be sent out monthly. In addition to high-end luxury product miniatures, the box contains product information, application notes and tips and tricks about beauty and style.

And this is what I have a problem with: 
Batiste? SERIOUSLY?! Ok, so I love Batiste and will buy it over and over again, but when did Batiste became a luxury item? I don't buy a lot (read: almost never) of luxury beauty stuff because I simply can't afford them, so I was hoping GlossyBox will let me try some stuff I wouldn't otherwise try. But Batiste? I buy that stuff on monthly basis, and I buy a lot of it! And I know I shouldn't expect much for the cheap price, but if I am promised luxury/high-end stuff, shouldn't I get them?

And here is the 'theme' of June GlossyBox:
GET SUMMER READY~ 5 Summer Essentials

Eh, I could probably go on and on complaining about my GlossyBox, but I won't. I don't think what I got in it constitutes as 'summer essentials' but maybe it's just the old picky me. Some of you might disagree and everyone is entitled to their opinion, but after seeing what was included in May's box, I feel very disappointed with June's picks. :( I was really hoping for a face makeup item... :( :(

I HATED the smell of the perfume, but that's hardly GlossyBox's fault, they have no way of knowing my favorite scents. I like the shower gel and I'm looking forward to using it. I also look forward to using BioEffect, that is DEFINITELY something I will never be able to afford otherwise. OPI nail polish is meh too, but only because I'm not much of a polish person. Again, not their fault. So this box is not completely 'bad', but overall I'm disappointed.

I might give it a go for another month to see if I like anything, but as the things look right now, I most likely will cancel the service. Oh, and I'm PRETTY sure I filled out the beauty profile but I can't find it again on their site. Why do they hide it, why?!

Have you gotten your GlossyBox this month? What do you think? Are you happy with it, or disappointed like I am? 

~ Lyuba

I'm Taking Part in Garnier UltraLift Challenge

Hello Funky Readers,

Not long ago I saw a post on one of the blogs I follow about Garnier UltraLift Challenge and I've figured I'd give it a go. I have to admit that I AM one of those people who doesn't believe in wrinkle reducing claims, but at the same time I'm not opposed to trying new stuff. Who knows, maybe I would be proven wrong right?

So all you have to do is go to that website, fill out your details and then wait for your samples to come in. Then use UltraLift for 14 days straight instead of your usual anti-wrinkle cream, and once you've finished go back to that website and tell them the results. Simple right?

As you can see, I signed up and got my free samples :) (There is also a page for US, but I don't see any way to get the samples on there... maybe because I'm in UK and it's not showing? )

You get a nice little box full of sample packets plus a coupon if you decide to buy UltraLift at the end. You also get the Wrinkle Rater, but I didn't bother with it and you'll see why shortly.

Here are my Day 1 photos. As you can see, I don't have that many wrinkles. You are also probably wondering why do I want to use this product, and the answer is because I'm hoping it will reduce the appearance of those annoying under-my-lower-lid lines! I hate them and they drive me crazy because EVERY SINGLE concealer I use settles into those lines! GRRR!!!

 One packet is enough to apply to my eye area (liberally, to extra make sure it will work ) as well as my face & neck.

Are you taking part in this challenge? 

~ Lyuba

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Tag, Tag, 33 Questions Tag

Hello Ladies,

Lately I've been on a tag kick. Must be my deep desire about talking about myself poking through. I saw this tag over at When Life Hands You Lipstick, and lovely Esther tagged anyone who wants to do it.  Originally this tag was called 32 Questions Tag, but she counted them and there are 33. So I refuse to call it 32 Questions lol, and instead I will singlehandedly rename it to 33 Questions Tag!

  1. Is it cute when guys kiss you on your forehead? As long as it's my husband, the rest of guys can stay away. Oh and my dad of course, but he usually kisses me on my cheeks. 
  2. A big poofy dress or a short party dress? I wore the ultimate puffy dress to my wedding, so since I got it out of my system I prefer short party dresses now. In red :)
  3. Are diamonds a girl's best friend? Nope. I don't really care for a diamonds. I wear 17 of them on my finger though but only because my husband didn't want to order a custom made engagement/wedding ring from my jewelry teacher. How dare he? Maybe one day I'll get it, and without any diamonds. 
  4. Is your hair up or down today? Down, because it's short and there is no way I can put it up!
  5. Do you straighten your hair? Yes, few times during the month when I don't feel lazy. Honestly, it is straight naturally so there is not much to straighten.
  6. Favorite mascara? The one that makes my lashes look dark, long, full, and not clumped. I like No7 Exceptional Definition, but lately I've been using Covergirl LashBlast Fusion. 
  7. Do you get your nails done? Yes.. I used to, up until last week. See, I got my nails done with Kylua Gel Nails (I might be spelling it wrong), and loved it. Natural, doesn't damage my nails, lasts forever. Unfortunately it looks like I've become one of those rare 2% of people (according to my friend who does my nails) who can't wear gel nails because gel doesn't stick. For past 2 times I got them done, gel popped off in less than a week. I'm devastated, but there is nothing I can do :( 
  8. Small or large purses? Large! Preferably Harajuku Lovers.
  9. Jeans or sweats? OMG you will NEVER, EVER catch me in sweats. I don't even own any!!!! They just look so sloppy, I can't stand it. So Jeans all the way!
  10. Do you wear clothes/shoes/jewelry that's uncomfortable? Yeah.... because my motto "beauty requires sacrifices" makes me do it. But I don't do it too often, as I don't want to mess up my feet and also don't want to hurt myself. For clothes, I wear kimono all the time. I'm so used to it now, that I feel comfortable in them most of the time. :)
  11. Do you text message a lot? Yes, I HATE calling. Texting is my preferred way of communication.
  12. Whats your favorite color? Red. And browns. 
  13. Heels or flats? Heels, although I'm very conscious of how damaging they are to our feet. I try to wear them only some days during the week, and most of the time I wear kitten heels or flats. I think kitten heels are a fair compromise (probably still damaging....)
  14. Would you ever leave the house without makeup on? Yes, do it at least once a week. Because I believe I'm fabulous even without makeup :). And every time I do, and try to buy alcohol I get carded. Guess no makeup makes me look younger? ;P I even had one cashier guy tell me "You know you HAVE TO BE 18 to buy alcohol?".
  15. Walmart or Target? Waitrose or Sainsbury. I miss Walmart AND Target though.
  16. Do you think lip gloss is the best!? I'm not much into wearing lip products period.
  17. Do you own any big sunglasses? Nope. Maybe one day I'll get off my lazy behind and get me prescription sunglasses, then I'll own some. 
  18. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? 2 hours, that includes waking up, having coffee and breakfast, makeup, getting dressed and having a dose of internet before going out.
  19. Gold or silver? Silver. I can work with silver and make jewelry. :)
  20. Do you like to wear dresses? Yes, nice bright cotton summery dresses!
  21. In the last 48 hours have you hung out with a guy? My husband :)
  22. Do you like to hold hands? Oh YES!
  23. What do you notice when you first meet a guy? His eyes.
  24. Do you like making eye contact? Yup, especially if someone stares at me, I'll stare right back at them! 
  25. Would you kill for chocolate? Erm... NO. 
  26. On a scale from 1-10 how fun is shopping? Depends on what I shop for. Most of the times it's 10, but then I got to BQ (or Home Depot) and it turns into -10.
  27. Do you yell a lot? No. One time I yelled at my husband when I was upset, and it felt so liberating. I should do it more often.
  28. Do you wear sweatpants/pajamas to school/work? OH HELL NO!
  29. Have you ever dressed unlike yourself to impress a guy? Not that I can remember.
  30. What makeup could you not live without? Really, I could live without all makeup but I think the items I should NOT live without are mascara, eyebrow powder and under eye concealer.
  31. Do you fall in love easily? I get obsessive crushes easily, usually when I meet new people. It doesn't happen as often now that I'm married and I don't meet many people lol, but it used to be that I'll be obsessed with someone for a couple of days to couple of weeks, but then the feeling will be gone and I'm back to normal. And no, I didn't stalk them lol. I would just talk to that person, trying to learn about them, and once I get my 'fill', I move on. 
  32. Do you have cramps? I'm one of the lucky ones that get very slight cramps on the first day, one Motrin and I'm golden.
  33. Do you think you have the bestest friend ever? I have bestest friends. Not all of them live near me, but even so I know they still will be there for me no matter what. 
I tag anyone who feels like doing some revealing! :) Looking forward to reading your answers. 

~ Lyuba

Monday, June 20, 2011

Different Look with I'm Getting Sunburned

I've been so impressed with this trio that I couldn't help myself but do another look. I was feeling particularly dramatic for some reason, so I went dark. Extra dark!

I only used two shades, lid and crease. I still can't believe just how pigmented the lid shade is!!!!

On the cheeks I used Benetint from Glamour magazine, but since I've never used cheek tint before I went extra light. Extra extra light with some Highbeam as highlighter. I'm really surprised how wearable it is, considering it looks so dark in the bottle.

 What do you think? I liked this look so much that I did again, but with the pink instead. I will post about it later in the week. :)

This lipstick is another freebie, from Glamour I believe. I really like the finish, it is so shiny.


  • Covergirl & Olay Simply Ageless Serum Primer.
  • Covergirl NatureLuze Foundation in 310 Flax.
  • Maybelline FitMe Concealer in 15 Fair.
  • Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder in Transparent.
  • GOSH Brow Kit - used Light.
  • Benefit Benetint as a blush. 
  • Benefit Highbeam as highlighter.
  • URBAN DECAY Primer Potion in Eden.
  • Wet n Wild I'm Getting Sunburned - used gold and brown (lid and crease shades).
  • GOSH Long Lasting Eyeliner in 006 Black.
  • Covergirl LashBlast Fusion Mascara in Black.
  • Clinique High Impact Lipstick in 17 Rosette. 
What do you think? Do you ever get an urge to go super dramatic with your eye makeup? 

~ Lyuba

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Congratulations! The Winner of FunkyMakeupJunkie First Ever Giveaway is....


Hello Funky Ladies,

My first ever giveaway is over and I was simply floored reading the comments you left me. Thank you! I never actually expected that my writing was funny and that I've been making someone laugh, I was just writing. And before that I've been reading the advise that other bloggers give about finding your own writing style, wondering what was MY style? Guess I found it now, all thank to you my lovely readers! 

I had 7 amazing people enter, but I had the total of 9 entries when all the extra points were counted. Here it is, the moment of truth:

Congratulations Esther from When Life Hands You Lipstick! I will be contacting her to arrange all the details.

Thank you to everyone who entered. Stay tuned, because I will be arranging more giveaways in the future.

And of course, thank you all for coming back and reading my blog!

~ Lyuba

Friday, June 17, 2011

My Alphabet

Lately I've seen a lot of bloggers do this tag so I wanted to do my own version. 

A. Age: 25. DAAAAAAAAANG I'm a quarter of the century.

B. Bed size. American Queen, which means I can't buy cute British bed sheets :(

C. Chore you hate: Cleaning in general. I will do dishes, laundry or even clean the bathrooms all day but general cleaning leaves me at a stupor. I'm such a bad stay at home wife LOL.

D. Day: Saturday, because a lot of events happen then. 

E. Essential start to your day: A cup of coffee, or I will be a fire breathing grumpy dragon with the biggest headache ever.

F. Favourite colour: Red

G. Gold or Silver: Silver, but I generally don't wear jewelry much. 

H. Height: 165 or 5'4"... just shy of minimum height for becoming a model.

I. Instruments: Jewelry bench and everything that comes with it, pastels and paper. I really need to get back into art.

J. Job title: Domestic Engineer, Grumpy Housewife, Full Time Student, Unwillingly Unemployed, Self-Appointed Organizer of Anything... you name it and it will probably be true.

K. Kids: Mittens and Echo :) :) :)

L. Live: In the middle of nowhere with pig farms. Oh you wanted a name? Sorry, it's Lakenheath, UK.

M. Mum’s name: Nadezhda.

N. Nicknames: Lyuba, Lyubochka, Lyubashka. I can keep going since I'm Ukrainian and my name has a whole bunch of variations lol.

O. Overnight hospital stays: Not for me, but I stayed with a friend when he was in a hospital since he didn't have any family and I felt someone needed to be there for him.

P. Pet peeve: It kinda comes with the territory, but I don't like when people ask me where I'm from... I don't get it as much now since in UK people first hear my American accent and only then my Ukrainian accent. But after 10 years of literally every other person asking me how I got to US, it got a BIT old and I started saying stuff from swimming to being a mail order bride. I also don't like NON-responsible people.

Q. Quote from a movie: After I started hanging out with my future husband, I noticed that I started quoting movies a LOT, so I couldn't possibly narrow it down to just one.

R. Right or left handed: Right handed.

S. Siblings: One younger brother.

T. Time you wake up: Lately it's been around 8-8:30, but really any time whenever Echo comes over to 'advocate' for her morning num-nums.

U. Underwear: Victoria Secret Lacie thongs, or any other brand which looks similar.

V. Vegetables you dislike:

W. What makes you run late:
Not giving myself enough time to put makeup on of course!

X. X-Rays you’ve had:
Teeth and lower back.

Y. Yummy food you make: White Chicken Chili.

Z. Zoo: Only been to one in San Diego.

I tag anyone who wants to do this tag and who haven't done it yet. :)

~ Lyuba

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

FOTD with 17 Vintage Love Perfect Pastels

Hello Ladies,

I actually been wearing 17 Vintage Love Perfect Pastels for several weeks now, off and on, but never got around to taking photos. Unfortunately this palette is not available to buy anymore, because it was a limited edition, so if you were one of the lucky ones to pick it up good for you. If not, start reading beauty blogs, you'll get all the inside info and be ready to buy the good stuff. I mean, that's what I do. :)

 I like to use this palette when I want a fast and easy look, or a nice background for bright eyeliners.

Quite subtle for what I usually like, but it's nice to go eye on eyeshadow once in a while.


  • Covergirl & Olay Simply Ageless Serum Primer.
  • Covergirl NatureLuze Foundation in 310 Flax.
  • Maybelline FitMe Concealer in 15 Fair.
  • Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder in Transparent.
  • GOSH Brow Kit - used Light.
  • Collection 2000 Shimmer & Shade as blush.
  • URBAN DECAY Primer Potion in Eden.
  • 17 Vintage Love Perfect Pastels - I don't remember which one I used :(
  • Covergirl LashBlast Fusion Mascara in Black.
  • Maybelline Moisture Extreme lipstick in 670 Natural Rosewood. 

What do you think?

~ Lyuba