Essie Button http://www.essiebutton.com UK Beauty Blogger Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:45:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Illustrator’s Corner #3 | Angelika Pajak http://www.essiebutton.com/2014/07/31/illustrators-corner-3-angelika-pajak/ http://www.essiebutton.com/2014/07/31/illustrators-corner-3-angelika-pajak/#comments Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:45:24 +0000 http://www.essiebutton.com/?p=4142 It’s time for another Illustrator’s Corner post, yippee! You know I love and appreciate all of the creative illustrators in this wide world (I’m also incredibly jealous), so every now and then I highlight someone special and today it’s Angelika Pajak. I was absolutely stunned when I saw the gorgeous drawing she...

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essiebutton-08 Sketches-essiebuttonessiebutton-cheers It’s time for another Illustrator’s Corner post, yippee! You know I love and appreciate all of the creative illustrators in this wide world (I’m also incredibly jealous), so every now and then I highlight someone special and today it’s Angelika Pajak. I was absolutely stunned when I saw the gorgeous drawing she made for me featuring Aslan, Reggie and so many little extras that some of you may recognise (can I get an amen for the pizza in the frying pan?). I am beyond flattered. I know it takes so much work to put something like this together (just look at those sketches!) and I am fascinated by the process. The cheers illustration is just…everything. THANK YOU SO MUCH ANGELIKA!

I’ll pass it over to her now…

“Hello everyone!

My name is Angelika Pajak, I am 30 years old and a self taught illustrator from Germany. I took my first drawing steps when I was about 14. Unfortunately, I had too many other interests, like music and dance, to draw with regularity.
After school I tried to focus more on drawing and also decided to study graphic design. I prepared my portfolio, got ready for the acceptance test and… was rejected. That made me even more determined to reach my goal!

Trying to quench my thirst for knowledge and creativity, I decided to study interior design, which is another passion I have. After I’ve finished it successfully, I was eager for the working life. But somehow it didn’t satisfy me. I felt like going back to graphic design and illustration. To use the knowledge I’ve gained during the studies, I’ve started to do 3D-illustrations of architecture and interior design. Luckily, I got in touch with a network of architects and graphic designers who supported me and gave me the chance to do illustration.

I am always trying to work on side projects to improve my style like my shirt-label chibigeli (chibi = japanese for small, geli= nickname for Angelika). Besides design and illustration, I love everything that inspires me like movies, music, good food, youtubers ;), friends and family. ”

CONTACT INFO:

Website: http://aaaa.pajak.de, http://chibigeli.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aaaa.pajak, https://www.facebook.com/chibigeli

Instagram: @chibigeli

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NEW LAUNCHES: Urban Decay http://www.essiebutton.com/2014/07/30/new-launches-urban-decay/ http://www.essiebutton.com/2014/07/30/new-launches-urban-decay/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:43:30 +0000 http://www.essiebutton.com/?p=4135 Urban Decay is launching 5 new shades of the 24/7 Velvet Glide-On Eye Pencils (love) as well as a lash primer and mascara early next month. I was lucky enough to get a chance to try them a bit before they hit counters on August 4th in the UK. Here’s a...

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urban_decay urban_decay urban_decay Urban Decay is launching 5 new shades of the 24/7 Velvet Glide-On Eye Pencils (love) as well as a lash primer and mascara early next month. I was lucky enough to get a chance to try them a bit before they hit counters on August 4th in the UK. Here’s a quick little overview with a few first impressions!

Subversion Lash Primer-£17
Ever since trying the Dior Lash Maximizer I have been completely sold on lash primers. I think it can seem quite gimmicky, but they are truly fantastic. I have very fine, short lashes so if a product promises to add thickness, volume and a little extra oomph in the lash department you’d best believe I’ll be giving it a try. After using this for a couple of weeks I can safely say this is the best lash primer I have EVER used. It doesn’t weigh down my lashes, it makes my mascara go on like a dream and doubles the thickness of my lashes. I can’t stop using it!

Perversion Mascara-£17
Designed to work hand in hand with the primer, this mascara is INTENSE. It has a massive wand that creates instant impact (especially when paired with the primer). It’s super black, but most importantly it is amazing at layering. It never gets too clumpy or thick and I am genuinely obsessed with this mascara combo.

24/7 Velvet Glide-On Eye Pencil-£15
I love to use the Urban Decay liners on my waterline because once they set they do not budge. It’s exciting to see 5 new shades of the liners (Black Velvet, Cult, Lure, Lush, Minx and Plushie) for Autumn. They wanted to create rich jewel tones to pair with neutral eyeshadows (I’ve been loving the navy liner) which I think looks gorgeous. It’s nice to add a bit of colour to neutrals but sometimes that can be scary. This formula is slightly more powdery than the original formula, so it’s easy to blend it out if you want to.

Will you be adding anything to your August wish list?
Stay tuned to my YouTube channel for a tutorial using the mascara/primer soon!

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“Other” Lifestyle Favourites http://www.essiebutton.com/2014/07/29/lifestyle-favourites/ http://www.essiebutton.com/2014/07/29/lifestyle-favourites/#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:23:54 +0000 http://www.essiebutton.com/?p=4130

I told Aslan to gather up some of his “other” favourites this month so he could join me in a video! I absolutely love these kinds of videos because they feature the most random things, but most of the time they’re really useful! From pineapple accessories to the announcement of our upcoming...

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I told Aslan to gather up some of his “other” favourites this month so he could join me in a video! I absolutely love these kinds of videos because they feature the most random things, but most of the time they’re really useful! From pineapple accessories to the announcement of our upcoming Scandinavia trip….

Hope you liked the video!
Let us know some of your lifestyle favourites in the comments below!

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A Gift from Daniel Sandler… http://www.essiebutton.com/2014/07/28/gift-daniel-sandler/ http://www.essiebutton.com/2014/07/28/gift-daniel-sandler/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:43:36 +0000 http://www.essiebutton.com/?p=4115

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daniel copy roses daniel daniel My love for Daniel Sandler’s Watercolour Blush is real, so when he mentioned he was going to create a custom colour for me to match my Instagram of the above flowers I was beyond excited. In all honesty I thought it was just something he said as a bit of a joke, but then he posted this photo on his personal Instagram and I thought to myself…is this happening!? A few days later an envelope arrived at my door and inside was Rose Candy. Could the name be any more perfect? ROSE.CANDY.

Somehow Daniel was able to create the exact shade of those gorgeous pink flowers. It’s a light pink shade with some silvery iridescence throughout…my perfect pink. Absolute stunner of a shade. Thank you SO much for making this custom blush for me, Daniel! I adore it!

If you haven’t tried the water colour blushes before check out this post where I talk a bit more about them. Rose Candy is similar to a shade called Cherub, which is so beautiful too.

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The British TAG! http://www.essiebutton.com/2014/07/25/british-tag/ http://www.essiebutton.com/2014/07/25/british-tag/#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:37:50 +0000 http://www.essiebutton.com/?p=4111

I was tagged by my gorgeous friend Sammi to do The British TAG and I knew immediately I wanted to do it! I’ve lived in England for just about 4 years now and I absolutely love it! Watch this video for some answers to British related questions including my favourite...

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I was tagged by my gorgeous friend Sammi to do The British TAG and I knew immediately I wanted to do it! I’ve lived in England for just about 4 years now and I absolutely love it! Watch this video for some answers to British related questions including my favourite biscuit, my favourite british pastime and my favourite British phrases!

Oh! And apparently Maoams are German!? I had no idea!

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