2021-03-14T19:24:24+00:00January 8th, 2018|

Korean beauty brands have become extremely popular in recent years and TonyMoly is one of the favourites amongst them.

It is a South Korean beauty company founded in 2006 and it offers a wide range of products including skin, body and hair care products as well as make-up. It is known not only for its adorable packaging (the name of the brand roughly translated means “putting style into packaging”), but for its premium quality products as well.

TonyMoly uses innovative natural and organic ingredients (such as green tree, primrose, honey, coffee, pomegranate etc.) and cutting-edge technologies. They received multiple awards for their formulas. The brand is committed to perfecting skincare through continuous research and ethical practices (they do not test on animals). Its philosophy is to provide beauty products that match modern urban style with the true beauty of women. All products come in colourful cute packages and the manufacturer enhances this appeal by using some of the packages that look like real fruits good enough to eat.

TonyMoly is present across Asia, Europe, Canada, the USA and South America and they are constantly expanding. Their products are available at Sephora (including Sephora Greece and you can make online orders – they ship to Cyprus).

These are the products that I am currently using: Panda’s Dream White Sleeping Pack, Egg Pore Blackhead Steam Balm, Egg Pore Tightening Cooling Pack, Appletox Peeling Cream, Magic Food Banana Hand Milk and Cherry Lip Balm (the stalk of the cherry is missing in the photo as it has fallen off).

A Word From the Author

2017-12-22T15:52:37+00:00December 22nd, 2017|

Dear all,

My website is up and running again (as well as the social media connected to it). The break was longer than I had anticipated, but sometimes things in life do not go according to our plans. I would like to thank you for your patience.

I have prepared several new blog posts and I hope that you will enjoy them.

I would also like to use this opportunity to wish you a merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year!

Lookfantastic Advent Calendar 2017

2021-03-14T19:27:34+00:00December 21st, 2017|

Beauty advent calendars are back for 2017 and there are many options from various brands. I have decided to treat myself with the one by Lookfantastic named “Beauty in Wonderland”.

This advent calendar is thoughtfully designed with Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland” inspired illustrations. It is a cardboard chest of four drawers which are all filled with beauty treats that include 9 full-sized products and 16 deluxe samples. It also has an empty box on the top and a mirror, so you can actually use it to apply your make-up.

The chest of drawers is so gorgeous and you will be able to reuse it as a jewellery or make-up box when the festive season is over.

It retails for 79.00GBP (around 90,00EUR) and its contents are worth more than 300.00GBP (around 340,00EUR).

Here are the treats from Day1 until Day25:

Day 1 – Illamasqua Lava Lips; Day 2 – Ciaté Fierce Flicks Eyeliner; Day 3 – Grow Gorgeous Scalp Detox;

Day 4 – First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream; Day 5 – Balance Me Micellar Water

Day 6 – This Works in Transit Camera Close Up; Day 7 – James Read H2O Illuminating Mist; Day 8 – Redken No Blow Dry

Day 9 – Bellápierre Banana Setting Powder; Day 10 – Oskia Renaissance Mask

Day 11 – Molton Brown Body Wash; Day 12 – Caudalie Vinosource Moisturising Sorbet; Day 13 – Moroccanoil Treatment;

Day 14 – Korres Wild Rose Sleeping Facial; Day 15 – Lookfantastic Contour Brush

Day 16 – ModelCo Retractable Brow Pencil; Day 17 – Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist; Day 18 – Dr Lipp Nipple Balm;

Day 19 – Crabtree & Evelyn La Source Hand Therapy; Day 20 – ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Marine Cream

Day 21 – Magnitone Wipe Out – Microfibre Cleansing Cloth; Day 22 – High Definition The Eyeshadow Palette;

Day 23 – Doucce Maxlash Mascara; Day 24 – Dr Botanicals Superfood Facial Oil 15ml; Day 25 – Pixi Hello Glow – 3 piece set


Academy of Freelance Makeup – London

2021-03-14T20:41:39+00:00March 5th, 2017|



If you have read the text “About me” here on the blog, you could find out that I wanted to take my life-long passion for make-up to another level, so I completed a make-up course at the Academy of Freelance Makeup in London last summer.

AOFM is one of the leading make-up schools with education centres in London, Paris, New York, Belfast and Dubai. It was created and founded by the make-up artist Jana Ririnui a decade ago. At this time Jana was already an accomplished make-up artist and he also occasionally taught at make-up schools in London. He created the first industry-based make-up school entirely run by the top working freelance make-up artists. Prior to choosing this academy, I had done a thorough research and decided it was the best choice. There are many reasons for this and let me mention some of them.

AOFM is one of the world’s most recognized make-up academies.

The class sizes are small. (There were 16 students in my class).

Their tutors are some of the leading freelance makeup artists. There is a huge team of more than 40 international artists who work with some of the biggest names in the business.

The Academy gives every student the most modern industry tools when training and the opportunity to use full ranges of products from the most prestigious make-up brands.


AOFM also offers a wide range of discount programs with leading cosmetic brands for their graduates enabling them to start their careers and build their makeup kits. Some of the brands include MAC, Dermalogica, Charlotte Tilbury, NARS, Bobby Brown, Makeup Forever, Benefit, Stila, Inglot, Smash Box, Urban Decay, NYX etc. AOFM is the only UK academy registered with MAC Cosmetics in the UK and USA and as they are a MAC recognized school, this enables the students to obtain their MAC Pro Student discount card.

The Academy also offers the students an organized photoshoot with professional photographers, fashion models and stylists in order to build their portfolio which they can present to promote themselves and their work to a potential client.

The Academy offers more than 700 working and assisting positions every year. This includes runway shows at Fashion Weeks in London, Paris, New York, Milan, Berlin and Moscow as well as top international events like The Cannes Film Festival, The Global Fashion Awards, Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model. AOFM graduates will also be given the opportunity to assist make-up artists for editorial shoots in British and Italian Vogue, InStyle Magazine and Marie Claire.

AOFM offers free aftercare masterclasses to their graduates.

The location of the Academy is not relevant at all for gaining the adequate knowledge and skills, but it is worth mentioning that it is situated in Soho, one of the most vibrant areas in London and it adds to all the pros for this Academy.

The story about AOFM would not be complete without mentioning my excellent tutors: Louise Dartford, Barbara Carranza, Valentina Creti, Yin Lee, Barbara Brauenlich and Michelle Webb. I am going to write more about them and their work in some of the future posts.

If you are into make-up artistry and you are looking for an exceptional school, then look no further. AOFM is the right choice and I could not recommend it highly enough.


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