…..my beauty blog

 

Welcome!

My name is Eugenia and I am a native Montréaler from Québec, Canada. Why a beauty blog? Well, it just happens to combine three of my passions: makeup/beauty products, writing, and photography. Starting this blog has provided me the perfect forum to share this passion, as well as connect with so many like-minded people from all over the world. Over the years, I have picked up many beauty tips & techniques, and have benefited from what others have shared with me – and as this industry is constantly evolving, so am I with it.

Please note that all opinions stated are my own, and that I do not represent any official capacity, nor am I qualified to provide any analyses.

Using any information and or photos I provide in my articles, without first obtaining my permission may be subject to copying infringement.  Please respect that these are solely my property.

PS: You can reach me by email at ommorphia@gmail.com

So happy to have you part of my beauty journey!

*Image courtesy of Membrane

39 Responses to …..my beauty blog

  1. Giara says:

    Followed ur advise

  2. giara says:

    Hello omorphia can i post one of ur essie nail polish pictures on facebook?

    • Eugenia says:

      Thank you for asking me first. Please advise me exactly which photos you wish to use and you must provide clear credit (via: ommorphia beauty bar) as well as a solid working link.

  3. tashasface says:

    I love your blog, especially the photography. I wish I could take amazing photos like you! I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award!

    http://tashasface.wordpress.com/2014/02/07/the-versatile-blogger-award-ive-been-nominated/

  4. Gia says:

    Hi Eugenia, thanks for such thoughtful and helpful postings! I’m totally new to nail polish ( and over 40!) and it’s great to have your advice – i’m hooked! Even got myself opi’s peace, love and opi. I’ve been watching different videos to learn how to get a really professional looking DIY manicure and the biggest challenge for me is getting that beautiful clean line by the cuticle – your swatches are amazing and I was wondering if you would consider sharing a few tips ( ha, ha) about how you get such a smooth line? Thanks so much for a great blog!

    • Eugenia says:

      Hi Gia & thank you so much for your kind words – I really appreciate the feedback! Nail polish knows no age limit, so feel free to indulge! As to any helpful suggestions, I invest in tiny angled brushes from an art supply store and once I’ve painted my nails and let them dry (also, this step is usually done before I apply top coat), I dip the brush in acetone and use that to “clean” up (but not so drenched that it drips all over my freshly painted nails). It takes a little practice, but once you’re comfortable using this method, it becomes a super easy last step. Hope this helps!

  5. Kristine says:

    Thanks for the tips on Perle! I am a big fan of subtle top coats and glitters, so I think I’ll like it. I wanted something to go over Porcelaine just to give it that bit of extra shimmer, which is why I was originally thinking of Pampille (not to mention seeing the layered swatches reminds me of Chanel’s Riva, which is a lemming of mine). Perle looks beautiful over it as well though and I like the option of wearing it matte. I half considered the ozotic sugar toppers I have in my stash but I think they’d detract from the beauty of Porcelaine too much. Not to mention I don’t want to cover up a Dior with something less than a Dior. Just seems wrong. lol

    • Eugenia says:

      While I didn’t initially think so, I’ve quickly come to realize how unique Perlé is – you’ll love it! As to Riva, many people had issues with its application, but I didn’t have a problem – just needs patience, that’s all (something to keep in mind if you ever get a hold of it)

  6. Kristine says:

    Hi Eugenia,

    I’m an avid reader of your blog. One of the things I appreciate most in a blogger is someone that takes the time to reply to comments and you are always so wonderful about that! It’s refreshing to see! :)

    I have a quick question. I saw your recent pic of Dior’s spring vernis colours. I have porcelaine but I am dying to find pampille and I don’t see it carried by Sephora or The Bay (I am also Canadian). I think I read somewhere that the shimmer shades like pampille and blossom are only carried by Nordstrom in the States? Do you know if they will be released in Canada or where I can find pampille? So sad if that one is going to be US based only!

    If you have the inside scoop on that, I’d be grateful. If not, then thanks anyway and keep up the fabulous work on your site!

    ps. Congrats on your awards this year! :)

    • Eugenia says:

      Hello Kristine! Thank you for such kind words & reaching out to me! My philosophy has always been that if people take the time to leave a comment, it’s only right that I take the time to respond – plus I absolutely love connecting with my readers in this way!

      Sadly, I have no information on these Dior shades and I really wish I did have the inside scoop (although I’m working on it! ;)). I’ve learned that some “limited edition” products from the higher end brands, somehow manage to find their release on our side of the pond a lot later, so I’ll keep my fingers crossed!

      • Kristine says:

        Thanks so much for getting back to me so quickly! I’ll keep my fingers crossed that they let us have a go at those two beautiful shades at some point. The swatches I’ve seen of Pampille over Porcelaine are gorgeous. In the meantime, I’ve decided to console myself by picking up Perle. :)

      • Eugenia says:

        I actually received Perlé by mistake and was planning on returning it, but I decided to give it a go and I don’t regret it one bit! You should know that the effect of Perlé leans more on the subtle side, but then again, I’m not a fan of in-your-face products. Also, the finish is matte (although you can always add top coat if you want it glossy) and I have to say that over Porcelaine, it looks incredible — like real porcelain!

  7. I just came across your blog and love it! :) So cool that we live in the same city and share the same passion for blogging! Keep up the good work Eugenia! x

    • Eugenia says:

      Hi Nathalie & welcome! I’m so very happy you found me and it’s nice to meet a fellow Montréal blogger as well! Hopefully one of these days, we will met in person!

  8. Hello Eugenia,
    we are a Company from Germany, and we produce anti- ageing cosmetics with phamaceutical backround. Our Cosmetics are named omorphia (TM).
    Maybe it is interesting for you?

    Please contact us:

    Valuepharm GmbH
    In der Bungt 37
    41065 Mönchengladbach

    phone:0049(0)2161/9920000
    mail: office@valuepharm.de

    best regards

    Simone Kaufmann-Tillmanns

  9. J.Romagno says:

    Where did you get the name. It’s very interesting and unique :)

  10. Laney says:

    Do you take swatch request? Because I would love to know what you think of Coco & Lulu by Cake. It’s a 3 free, sold $8.50 at Chapters Indigo stores. The Eiffel tower color looks to die for even though I’m not a fan of glittery or even iridescent shades.

    Thanks and keep up the good work, I love your blog!

    • Eugenia says:

      Thank you for your kind words, Laney – I appreciate it! I wish I had the time to swatch all day long — I’d be taking requests by the bucket-load! Unfortunately, I don’t have the shades you mentioned (and I haven’t even seen them…didn’t even know Chapters/Indigo stores carried nail polish!) – next time I happen to pass by the store, I’ll pop in and scope them out though!

  11. Just wanted to drop a note really quick to say I just found your blog (I think I got here by scrounging Pinterest for Essie and OPI swatches) and I LOVE it. Keep up the good work! Your pictures are very informative, quality, commentary is extraordinarily detailed about shade, application, formula, and I’ve not seen anything like it. I’ve recently re-kindled my love of nail polish and started collecting again (all Essie so far by my own shopping, with family gifts of less expensive drugstore brands, but looking to start branching into OPI as well) and your blog is such good eye-candy. Cheers :)

    • Eugenia says:

      Thanks so much, Rachel & welcome! It makes me so happy to hear that you enjoy my reviews and congrats on your new-found polish love! Both Essie & OPI are brands that I personally love, and I feel comfortable standing behind these products … they will not let you down, that’s for sure!

  12. Hi Eugenia. I am also Greek, living in Paris and managing an international cosmetics company, Anne Semonin. I just discovered your blog via Beautybay page (they store our products) and it is really fantastic! I was sure the name ommorphia hid a Greek origin… we have many interests to share. If possible send me a mail. Thank you

    • Eugenia says:

      Hi Christina! Thanks for reaching out to me and yes, the name of my blog is most definitely Greek in origin, as you correctly surmised! I’ll be happy to contact you by email!

  13. Martin says:

    Dear Madame

    In the beginning I would like to say that I am a fan of you blog. I am writing to ask if I can use some polishes images Essie (Resort Collection 2013, etc). I got some polishes from my friends from the USA and would like to sell them on an regional auction-like ebya. Naturally, whence come check mark image.

    I’ll be very grateful if I get permission.

    Sincerely

    Martin Wasowski from Poland

    ps. sorry for my poor English :)

  14. tzeni says:

    hello,
    i just found out your blog and really like it.i would like to ask you if you are greek?
    waiting for your reply!

    • Eugenia says:

      Hi back! :) I’m glad you found me and thanks for the kind words! In answer to your question, yes I am Greek, born in Canada (my parents emigrated from Greece, so I’m 1st generation Greek-Canadian but my mother tongue is Greek)

  15. Crystal says:

    Hi there,

    I have been viewing your blog recently and admiring your swatches – you do are really nice job!
    I am in the process of starting an online store for nail polish and was wondering if you would be interested in us using some of your swatches? Obviously we would like to give you credit for the picture and was thinking if we included the words “Image courtesy of http://www.ommorphiabeautybar.com or similar?

    Would this be something you would be interested in?

    Look forward to hearing your thoughts!

    Thanks and kind regards
    Crystal

  16. Hi Eugenia — Do you have plans to review the By Terry Huile de Rose Firming-List oil? I crave it, but I can’t justify the expense until I know more. Thanks! Duffi

    • Eugenia says:

      Hi Duffi! I wish I could oblige, but not only do I not have this product, I’m not even sure who sells the stuff anywhere near me to go check it out :( The line used to be carried at Sephora, but not anymore. Sorry! Wish I could have been of more help!

  17. Paula says:

    Hi Eugenia,

    I was wondering if you could do a post on how you keep you keep up with your nails and how you paint them! I feel like your nails look absolutely gorgeous and I would love to get some tips to making mine look that way!

    • Eugenia says:

      Thank you so incredibly much, Paula…I’m flattered that you think so! :) I’ve been planning a post on that for quite some time now; many other readers have asked me as well so I guess I should put something out there, right?! Hope to get to it as soon as I’ve taken care of some backlog!

  18. Jess says:

    HI Eugenia,
    It was great meeting you on Sunday. After talking to you, I was really interested in checking out your blog. I love your reviews and you bring a great perspective on the products that you present. Your images of nails are absolutely fab! I’ve also learned about some new brands that I might be interested in checking out.

    Excellent work!

    • Eugenia says:

      Thanks Jess and thanks for your kind words of praise…I appreciate it! It was wonderful meeting you and I look forward to the next time (June!) I’m so glad you enjoy my posts and it’s great that you can be introduced to some of the lesser-known, but amazing brands that are out there…happy reading! :)

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