Sunday, December 13, 2015

The Bag of Empties Volume 6!

It is Sunday evening, i am sitting in my small couch at home drinking hot chocolate flavored with caramel and vanilla, listening to 90s music (i cannot help it i am a 90s girl!) and writing my next post...that is what i call a nice, relaxing Sunday! 
So for my next post lets check what is inside my empties bag!



Thursday, December 10, 2015

December Giveaway 2: Makeup Brushes by Real Techniques -CLOSED

The second December Giveaway is here and i have picked another present which is also a favorite for me!!! I love the Real Techniques makeup brushes and i recently put an order for me so i couldn't resist getting some for you!!!! For those who use them already you know how great they are and you always need more...and for those who don't know them or always wanted to try but didn't get a chance now you can!!!!



So for the next giveaway you get a chance to win a nice Real Techniques carry envelope with inside :

1) a tapered foundation brush
2) an angled highlighter brush
3) a base shadow brush (a really favorite of mine)
4) a fine liner brush


There will be one winner randomly selected from the participants for the Real Techniques Makeup Brushes!

In order to participate just follow the instructions bellow! And don't forget to come back everyday for new entries!! And for more of the giveaway information the check my post "December Giveaways for all of you".

Good luck to all of you! 

Giveaway is open until 31st December 2015 12.00AM (Central European Time) - Closed

THE GIVEAWAY WINNER IS : PAULINA RIOS !!! Congratulations! :)

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**The Real Techniques Makeup Brushes were purchased by Just A Bit of All.  

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

December Giveaway 1 : Travel Set Christmas in Provence by L'Occitane-CLOSED

The first December Giveaway is here and i have picked a small, lovely present from L'Occitane for you! It is the Travel Set Christmas in Provence coming with the most essential products from L'Occitane in a travel size and in a winter/Christmas small bag to carry them!I thought that travel size products are really useful for all of us and those combined some of my personal favorites from L'Occitane..and of course i couldn't resist to this really lovely cosmetics bag!


The bag comes with 6 products :

1) Shampoo 5 Essential Oils (35ml)
2) Verbena Shower Gel (30ml)
3) Verbena Body Lotion (30ml)
4) Soap with Verbena Leaves (25g)
5) Dry Skin Hand Cream 20% Shea (10ml)
5) Dry Skin Foot Cream 15% Shea (10ml)

There will be one winner randomly selected from the participants for the Travel Set Christmas in Provence by L'Occitane!

In order to participate just follow the instructions bellow! And don't forget to come back everyday for new entries!! And for more of the giveaway information the check my post "December Giveaways for all of you".

Good luck to all of you! 

Giveaway is open until 26th December 2015 12.00AM (Central European Time)-closed

THE GIVEAWAY WINNER IS : LI NA !!! Congratulations!

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**The Travel Set Christmas in Provence by L'Occitane was purchased by Just A Bit of All. 

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

December Giveaways for all of you!

Today is the 1st of December and we are counting down for Christmas and New Year's and holidays and of course shopping for us and our loved ones!! This year i want to spoil you so i decided to throw some giveaways throughout the whole month of December! I will be having small giveaways per week for all of you here in the blog and they will be things that you can use and enjoy, beauty and not related!!



The general rules of each giveaway are simple and they will be mentioned in each individual giveaway post! In order to be nice and play fare i will write them also here...So let's see:

1) Giveaways are international : you can participate from everywhere you are!:)

2) Start of giveaway and duration : giveaways will be starting and finishing as stated in the giveaway post and all times will be Central European Time (i am in Bern Switzerland so that will be the time!)!

3) What to do to participate : i am using Rafflecopter (www.rafflecopter.com) to host my giveaways and each time you can find the entering prerequisites in the giveaway post on my blog. Just to make it simple you will have 1 mandatory step for minimum participation and further options to make your participation more strong.

4) Winner announcement : once all the giveaways are closed the winners will be selected randomly on January (specific day will be announced with a new post in the blog earlier). For been eligible to participate all the steps you have to follow will be checked first. The winners will be announced in each giveaway post and will be of course informed by me!

5) Sending the presents : each winner will be contact by me for further information by email once they are announced. If there is no further communication with the winner after a specific time then a next one will be chosen for the respective giveaway.

As for the presents are bought from me to you!!! 

Those are the rules...i guess they are simple and clear and in case not then i am more than happy to give you any other information you need! I hope to see you all around and spread the joy of Christmas to all of you with my small but useful presents full of love!!!

So stay tuned for the series of giveaways that they start tomorrow!!!!!

Till next time be happy and let's have a December full of gifts!!

Saturday, November 07, 2015

Maybelline Color Elixir: the lipstick sensation

Hello hello my beautiful followers,

this blog turned 2 years old some days ago!!!! I cannot believe how fast time flew...it has been 2 years since my first attempt to write a post and i still remember how scared i was...but now everything goes smoothly! I still feel bad that i don't have the luxury of time to write everyday in it but i am very happy that i managed to do something aside from the science life and explore a new world! And i hope that the next years i will be more and more able to continue writing here about Just a bit of all and meet more of you! 

So i wanted to throw a nice giveaway (my first one!) for the 2 year anniversary but i was away for work reasons the last days and didn't get the chance to put something nice together! For the celebration i will just post a small vegan cupcake a colleague of mine made and it was delicious! But, i have nice things coming up for you during Christmas and i have already started putting ideas together for my Christmas giveaways so more information to follow soon (and i will make the first giveaway my late-blog-birthday present!).



To beauty talk now...today i wanted to talk to you about the Maybelline Color Elixir lipsticks that i have been in love with the last month...Let's dig in shall we?

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Lee Stafford Bleach Blondes: the purple shampoo for blondies

Blond hair don't care is something we all blond girls want to say but if you are not a natural blond and you have bleached or highlighted hair like me then i guess you care a bit more...It is not easy to keep our blond highlights radiant and gorgeous as the first days after our visit to the hairdresser and it might be that like for me, there is not enough time to visit the experts every month for special treatments and maintenance. Oh my...blond hair don't care is not that easy is it??

Don't worry there is a solution : the purple shampoos can do a great job and help you maintain your gorgeous blond look a bit longer...And if you don't know which one to use then let me tell you about the one that keeps my blond hair fit , the Lee Stafford Bleach Blondes Shampoo! 

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Natural Shower Gels by Kneipp

It has been a while since my last post again and i have to admit September passed by so fast that i barely remember what i was doing the whole month (just working and working and working). Things are going a bit faster and there are a lot of different stuff to take care of that i try my best to have time for my lovely blog. This Sunday i slowed down a bit and had the change to talk to you about two body products that have definitely got me into the Autumn mood, although the weather is still quite warm and sunny. Let's meet the Shower Gels "Beauty Ritual" and "I Unique" from Kneipp.



Friday, September 11, 2015

Scalp Specialist Shampoos by Goldwell

Our hair are very important for our look and healthy, glowing hair is not always easy to have and maintain! The use of styling products and heat devices, the damage from chemical techniques and color we apply to our hair and bad choices of shampoos affect not only our hair but also the health of our scalp.

All those made me think that i need to take care more of the products i put in my hair and just in time i received a bottle of shampoo from Goldwell company for sensitive scalp to try. After some time i thought i will present to you my opinion about the Scalp Specialist Deep Cleansing Shampoo, which is perfect for demanding hair and scalps!


Sunday, August 02, 2015

The Bag Of Empties Volume 5!

It has been a while since my last post...more than other times of absence and i feel bad about it...but i am back! The last months have been crazy in everything and i have to admit June was one of my worst months ever and i was a really really crazy person running around juggling several balls and hoping that none will drop (others told me that it looked like that once i slowed down). 

And now that i am relaxed i found out that i kept all balls in the air successfully and i made it through June/July hurricane with just some scratches...And i pulled through, did everything that i was supposed to at work (PhD a full time job!!) and in life, while being tired and having also a small life crisis (30th Birthday was in June and the 3 in front hit me hard but i am accepting some things slowly). And i did it with good friends that they just know me so well, my family, my boyfriend and of course with drinking...lots of drinking...

Anyway too much talking (sorry!!)  just to tell you that now i am back and i am determined never to leave behind the things that make me happy, like writing in my blog, even in times when i think i can't...So for my comeback here is an empties post with some things here and there that finished the last months (i might have been running but that doesn't mean that i didn't do it with great hair, moisturized body and good makeup!)!


Sunday, June 07, 2015

Glov Hydro Demaquillage : only water is enough and bye bye makeup

It is often that we are tired and don't feel like taking our makeup off at the end of the day...we cannot find our cotton pads, our demaquillage, we need to try a lot and all that make the  de-makeup routine a dread. But what if i tell you that there is a new way to take it off without trying hard and with only water? And i am not lying...

Let's meet today the Glov Hydro Demaquillage, an innovation from the start-up Polish based company Phenicoptere that can actually remove your makeup only with just water and leave your face clean, hydrated and with no chemicals applied!


Friday, May 22, 2015

Yes To Carrots Body Butter : the Super Rich

Spring is almost in the end and summer is knocking on our door so i guess all of us started to get a little bit more worried about our body! We want to look great in our shorts, dresses and bikinis and most of all we want to feel great! I try and take care of my body throughout the whole year and when summer is close i give a bit more attention, so that it glows and looks at its best. So today i want to talk to you about the Yes To Carrots Super Rich Body Butter, which as its name says it is super rich! 


I bought the Yes To Carrots Super Rich Body Butter from a Sephora store in Greece a while ago and since then i always wanted to share my opinion with you about this product so i though that now it is the best time.

Friday, May 08, 2015

Garnier Fructis Pracht Auffueller : Full and Plush Hair

Today's post is about the products i have been trying the last week from the Garnier Fructis Pracht Aufueller (Matiere and Densite in French or Full and Plush in English) new line, that i was provided by Coolbrandz and Garnier to try and that promise to make my hair full and thicker. So let's see did they keep their promise?




Saturday, May 02, 2015

Miss Manga Voluminous by L'Oreal: big lashes and funky manga look!

It's been a while since the last post, a month but i have to admit it feels like yesterday. April pasted by with me not even realizing it and everything happened so quickly, but all were nice things! Workload in the begging of April, then Easter holidays in Torino (bella Italia!), then a trip to the USA for 10 days, 3 of them spend in New York (which i loved loved loved!!) and the rest in Utah for a conference (so more work...) and then coming back with a slight jet lag (got that rid off pretty fast lucky me!) and a head full of ideas and experiments that need to run fast (so even more work now)... So i have to say that i only managed to breath slowly now and to adjust back to my normal routine and the time for a new post was finally in order!


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Precision Lifting and Pore Tightening Concentrate by Kiehl's

There are some products that you don't need a lot of words to describe them...and for sure one of them is the Kiehl's Dermatologist Solutions Precision Lifting and Pore-Tightening Concentrate. So here is a small but effective review, as the product itself!



Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Pedi Sonic by Clarisonic : for your feet only

Spring is here and summer is close...so is the time we are gonna start wearing sandals and open shoes...Our feet need extra care so that they look beautiful and make our summer shoes look perfect! And we don't want to spend much time and effort right? Then we all need a Pedi Sonic, the new product from Clarisonic for your feet only!

Monday, March 02, 2015

Kiehl's Clearly Corrective Collection: clearly is here to correct every flaw in your skin

Testing new skin care products is always fun...testing new skin care products from your favorite brand especially in a period that your skin definitely needs a boost is great! So when i received a package from Passion For Brands with several products from Kiehl's to try then me, my skin and i were all very very excited!!!

The package arrived unexpectedly one evening two weeks ago and consisted of the new Precision Lifting and Pore-Tightening Concentrate (a post exclusively for that will follow soon) and 3 products from the Clearly Corrective Collection, which i will present to you in this small review! Let's begin!!



Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Fit Me Pressed Powder by Maybelline : it fits me or not?

Today's post after a small absence (my PhD from January on is kicking my butt so i have to fight back meaning i have to spend more and more time working...) is about a powder that i have been using the last two months and that i have mix feelings for it. I am talking about the Fit Me Pressed Powder by Maybelline and until now i cannot really tell if it actually fits me...


Monday, January 26, 2015

Daily Makeup Brush Cleaner by Sephora

A perfect skin is a big deal...We spend hours and have plenty of products that we use in order to have a nice glowing face and we try every time to remove even the last bit of makeup and clean it well. we try to buy good products, with nice ingredients that will make us look good and also not give us unwanted pimples and redness. But we tend to forget one small detail, that we need to take care also of the tools we are using to make our perfect makeup because those can cause a lot of problems if they are not taken good care of. 

That is why today i want to talk to you about the Daily Makeup Brush Cleaner, by Sephora a product that can keep your makeup brushes in "good health" and with not a lot of effort!


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Test Mini Products 6 : the Mini Body Shower Products

Today's post is about two products that i tested recently and that for many reasons it made sense to present them in the same post.  They are both body shower products, they both came in a mini size as part of a beauty box (PinkBox) and they are both based on natural ingredients, plants and herbs. And what makes it even better is that they represent my two homes...



On the one hand we have the Korres Guava Shower Gel, coming from Greece my beautiful country were i was born and were my heart is always and on the other the Rausch Herbal Shower Gel coming from Switzerland my residence for the last 5 years, that i feel as my second home and that i will always be crazy about! So let's find out more about the companies history and those two products.

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

L'Oreal Elnett Satin Spray : straight hair don't care!

Happy New Year to all of you! May 2015 be great and you are healthy and happy! I hope you all had nice vacations...For me, it was just great! I enjoyed so much home, family and friends and had such a great time that i couldn't sit close to my computer, thus the absence from the blog the last weeks. Now i am back and the first post will be a small review for a product that i loved the last 3 weeks and i need to share it with you!First favorite of the year i think!

Let me talk to you about the L'Oreal Elnett Satin Spray, a styling spray that will give you straight hair for up to 3 days and also protect you from heat styling devices! Great right?