Thursday, September 30, 2010

GOSH Limited Autumn Collection

Gosh is launching a limited edition collection this autumn, and I already have the scoop for you guys! These will be available on October 11th.

Quartet Eye Shadow
The new Quartet Eye Shadows have a build-in mirror and light, to allow you to create endless beautifull makeup looks. Use just one colour for a soft, natural look, or two colours for more contrast. For even more contrast you can use three or four colours. These new 2 limited editions have smooth square boxes with build in miror and light and allow you to apply makeup anytime you want.
These 2 new shades are called: Vanity Pastels and Modest Liberty.
Price: 11,49 euros a piece.

GOSH Velvet Touch Eye Liner
Gosh Velvet Touch eyeliner is soft, easy to apply and has perfect coverage. The creamy soft quality makes sure that it's easy to blend with a brush or an applicator.
It doesn't smudge, it's waterproof so it will stay perfect through all conditions and has vitamine and jojoba oil.
Price: 6,99 euros a piece.

GOSH Multicolour Blush
Gosh multicolour Blush has a fantastic, licht, creamy constistency, that is based on 4 combinations of silky, in colour saturated pwderparts. It also contains mica, which in cooperation with the ultra fine round powderparts, arrange a smooth and velvety-soft application. This results in a beautifull and natural colour. It also contains a Skin Conditiong Agent that makes the skin softer.
This blush is easy to apply with a big blushbrush, and it is also perfume free. 
Price: 9,49 euros a piece.

The velvet touch eyeliners have been available for some time, I don't know if there will be new colours in this collection. The blush isn't new either, maybe there will be a new colour?

I do love the new quattros, I've already spotted those on blogs from other countries, and I love it that they finally will be available here. Unfortunately for me, it looks like they all have soft pastel colours, so I might have to wait untill, they make them with bolder colours.

And the new Miss Gosh can be admired in week 45!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

NOTD: Orly, Cosmic FX, Out of this World

This NOTD was made with Orly, Out of this World.

The polish has a dark purple base, with lots of pinkish shimmer. Unfortunately, I can't get the right lighting for this polish, but I tried anyway. So please, just pretend all the shimmers have a pinkish colour ;)
Indoors, this looks like an aubergine polish with pinkish shimmers that sometimes change to a copperygold.

In the sunlight, the shimmers really sparkle, and I can't look away.

This polish applies like heaven. It dries pretty fast, and doesn't need a lot of coats to look gorgeous. I also love the bottle, which is pretty huge: 18 ml. I like the rubber top, which make applying really easy.
This polish is also DBP, Toluene and Formaldehyde free.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

This weeks Bargains!

This weeks bargains at Etos:

All facial care products : buy 2, get one for free
Etos Nailcare: second product, half price
Swiss O-Par lash or brow dye: 2 euros discount
Fing'rs and Wimp'rs fake nails and lashes: 25% discount
L'Oreal Paris Infallible Lipstick: 10 euros
Etos eyecosmetics: 25 discount
Max Factor makeup: 25% discount
Rimmel Lash Accelerator: 3 euros discount

This weeks bargains at Kruidvat:

25% discount +free bracelet, if you buy 3 products of Max Factor, Olaz, Venus & Bruno Banani.
Pro Set hairspray: only 1,69 euros
Andrelon Haircare products: buy 2, get 2 for free.
Maybelline Volum' Express Falsies mascara: 9,99 euros.
Kruidvat Natures, 1,50 euros discount if you buy 2 products(with a voucher)

Monday, September 27, 2010

Birthday Giveaway Winner!

Thanx all for participating, and a special thanx to everyone who took the time to make a partylook! I had a lot of fun browsing through those :)

I've gone through all the entries, and came to a total of almost 150 entries! Let's hope we get as much entries for upcoming giveaways aswell :)

I won't keep you all waiting, so here's the winner of the Orly Cosmic Fx Collection:


And email has been sen to you!

Everyone else: keep checking out my blog, I'll definately be having more giveaways! :)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

NOTD: China Glaze, Awakening, Ick-A-Bod-Y

 This NOTD was made with the new China Glaze, Awakening, Ick-A-Bod-Y.

I'm normally not really into orange(yes the glitters are orange, not brownish like my cam thinks), but I do like this polish. It's really autumny(thats a word!) and halloweeny.

The polish has a black base with orange glitters. If your first apply a thin coat and afte that a thicker second coat, then this is what it looks like:
The glitter isn't easy to remove, and when you ahve to remove some polish on your skin, the glitter will get -everywhere-.

I really did like the polish...untill this happened within 24 hours:
That has never really happened to me before. I don't get a lot of chipping, let alone within 24 hours!
I used the topcoat that came with the Awakening collection, and it might have had something to do with it. Usually I only get chipping when I wear a topcoat....I don't really like topcoats, but with gritty glitter polishes you don't have much choice.
So, yeah...that kinda bumme me out.

Still, it's a really nice colour, And I'll definately try again without or with a different topcoat.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Review & Swatches : My first OCC Liptar Experience

Iv'e read a lot of good things about OCC Liptars, so I really wanted to try them out.

This is the colour Vintage, a darker red, which I totally adore. Application is fairly simple, it's pretty thin and I used a lipbrush to applyYou don't need a lot and it feels really good on my lips. Not sticky, you can't really tell your wearing it, like with other glosses or lipsticks. It doesn't have a weird taste or smell either.

I've read that these could stain your lips a bit, but normal lipsticks a;ready stain mine, so that didn't stop me from trying out the dark red. They didn't even dry out my lips, like I had expected. They did feel a bit more dry after a few hours though.

I've read that they tend to bleed when you use to much. So I used the smallest amount possible. This might also be the reason why the liptar didn't have a great durability on my lips.
This is what my lips looked like, just a few hours later, after eating dinner:

Not a great sight, huh? This does look a bit worse than it really was though, check out the full-face-pics at the bottom.

I'm not sure why this happened, maybe I used too little? Maybe I need Mac lip prep+prime underneath, like I do with other lipsticks? I dunno. But I am going to try again, because I seriously love this colour.
And after reading so many great reviews on them, I really want them to give me the same experience.
I'll let you know if next ime is any better.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Colorful Lifestyle Haul & a Free gift for You!

I've always liked hairaccessoires, it's one of the reasons why I have long hair. I have a small stash of hairflowers and I'm always looking for other ones that appeal to me.
That's how I found Colorful Lifestyle, a webshop filled with hairaccessoires, makeup, jewelry, bags, and so on. It's a great shop to browse and find special items, that you can't find anywhere else.

I immediately fell in love with the hairflowers they sold, and I ordered 2 pair of them.

The red orchids are (if I remember correctly) the Small version, and are only 2,95 euros for 2 pieces.
The purple orchids are the Small/Medium version, and are 2,95 euros for 2 pieces.(which I think is pretty cheap!)

The customer service is really quick and friendly, and when I asked them if I could link them on my blog, they told me they even wanted to do something special!

So when you place an order at Colorful Lifestyle for 10 euros or more, and you write "Be Colorful" in the commentsection of your purchase, you get a FREE set of Tiki Style Flower Earrings that are worth 4,95 euros! Don't wait to long, because this code will only work untill Octobre 9th and there's a limited amount of earrings!

They also told me, that there will be new colours coming up for the hairflowers, so keep checking it out for updates. I'm definately going to order me some more hairflowers and maybe some other stuff aswell. I think I'm going to order a big red orchid aswell, I just love the colour!The shipping is really fast, so you don't have to wait long for your order either :) .

Ofcourse I wanted to do a look with the hairflowers to show you how beautifull they are:

Used: HD foundation, lipfinity, Catrice blush en a bit of EDM finishing powder & bronzer. The eyes are done with Sleek Sunset, a blog will follow with more detailpics of those.

Ofcourse I can't make any pics in this house without the cats interfering:

He's standing on my shoulder, that's why my pose is so weird, lol

And one for fun...''Why do you say I'm standing in a bathroom? Ofcourse I'm not! Wait...what?.. You can see the toiletpaper hanging behind me? ...
Oh.... *facepalm* ":

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

EOTD: My First Sugarpill Experience

This EOTD was made with my new Sugarpill products:
I used loose powder Junebug on my whole eyelid. It's a beautifull emerald green with lots of shimmer.

Then I applied loose powder Absinthe into my crease and blended it a bit with Junebug.

Then I applied Buttercupcake from the Burning Heart palette above the crease, and blended it out with a blendingbrush.

And lastly, I applied some of the darkest colour of the Coastal Scents, DuoShadow Pencil, Emerald below my eyes.

And a LOTD, with Coastal Scents HD Foundation, some Catrice Blush and Vintage OCC Liptar:

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Review: Essence Studio Nails, Nail Fashion Stickers

When I first heard about these nail stickers, I really wanted to try them out. Not just because I loved the designs, but also, because I was curious to see if they were anything like the Incoco nail stickers. I've written a review about those once and I didn't like the application. The durability was good though.
Anyway...moving on..

Here's the 3 packages I bought last week at Kruidvat for (if I remember correctly) 1,99 euros a piece.

I loved the first 2 designs and bought the third one to experiment with.

 Seems easy enough....

Well...that turned disaster....
I can only show you 2 nails, because after those two, I was FED UP with these stickers.

Look at how small they are, I really don't want to see the sides of my nails.
And look at all the wrinkles! Trust me, they aren't because I didn't apply them well enough, its because my nails are to round. That's also the same reason why all of the stickers weren't wide enough for me.
MAYBE if you have flatter nails, the stickers will fit you, and apply better withouth wrinkles.

Also, look what happens when you want to get the lengths to fit your own nails. *sigh* It was one big disaster. After fooling around with clipprs, scissors and a file, I was just DONE with it.

I can't recommend these, especially if you have rounded nails like me.They might work beter when you have flatter nails, and for only 1,99 euros, you can try it out without loosing to much money.
Also, the sizes avalable aren't working for me, I don't really ahve wide nails, but becaue they are pretty round, they have more surface to cover, and these just didnn't fit.

The stickers itself are fairly easy to apply: you can release them easy enough and coorect them. BUT thats also a reason not to like them: because you can also remove them that way. Which makes them easy to loose while wearing them. They say a topcoat helps, but I'm not sure about that.

Also, if you have round nails like me, flattening the stickers at the sides of you nails just deosn't work. You get ugly wrinkles, and when you try to hard, the sticker will damage and you will get white stripes on your design.

And lastly, fitting the lengths...*sigh*...not working..AT ALL.

Oh and btw, these do NOT have base and topcoat like the Incoco nail stickers!

If you have rounded nails, you can leave these when you see them...or you might cut them into pieces and use them as nail art stcikers...(trying to see something positive here).
If you have flatter nails, you can try them out, and they might even work for you. Please let me know!

Monday, September 20, 2010

I've won a prize at Lovethatmakeup!

A while ago, Love that makeup had a contest where you had to tell what your best cosmetic was.

My entry:
The Best Cosmetic is....... to smile!
Smiling lifts the face, which makes you look younger, it makes you look more attractive aswell. Smiling releases endorphines, it's a natural drug. It releaves stress, lowers your bloodpressure and boosts your immunesystem.
So smiling is seriously good for your health, and when your healthy, your skin has that radiant glow that everybody searches for. There's no better cosmetic out there!

And I got an email that I won 3 Benefit eyeshadows! I've never had any products by benefit, so that was really exciting! Last week, I recieved my prize:

Two Velvet Eyeshadows and one Lust Duster.

Bikini line: A soft golden coloured eyeshadow.
Dandy Brandy: A coppery brown eyeshadow.
Nugget: a light golden/nude shimmery loose powder for eyes and face.

Swatches indoors, on my skin WITHOUT a base:

I think these are great to make a neutral and soft look. Something I don't normally wear, but seeing these, I'm getting excited to do anyway.
There isn't a store nearby which sells Benefit, so I've never used anyproducts of this brand. But the packaging looks pretty and the products feels very nice on the skin. They are pretty pigmented aswell, I'm sure a base gives them even more colour. :)

Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Birthday Giveaway is CLOSED!

I'll need some time to sort through all the comments and make sure everyone gets the right amount of entries.
As soon as I know the amount of entries I'll use to pick a winner.

I'll let you know!

Everyone who participated: Good Luck!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

EOTD: True Blue

I always thought, blue wasn't really my thing. But slowly, more and more blue started crawling into my clothinglcloset, and ofcourse makeup needed to match.

This EOTD was made with the Zoeva Metallic Stones palette, on Hema eyeshadowbase.

I used the 3 colours blue of the palette and the highlight colour.

And this is how I look on a workday..I usually don't wear anything on my lips to work, except for lipbalm. Because most of the time, my lips tend to dry out or lipstick/gloss tend to dissapear partly. I'd rather just don't wear ny at all.

Yes, I'm clearly a morningperson....NOT! :P

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The giveaway will close at midnight tonight(GMT+1), so if you didn't enter yet, NOW is the time to do it!

Friday, September 17, 2010

NOTD: PurpleBlue

This NOTD was made with a 2True polish I took from the Goodiebox. Unfortunately, it doesn't have a name or number on it, so I can't identify it for you.

When you first apply a first thin coat, you get a purple base, with a blue shimmer in it.

Then, when you apply a second, thicker coat, it turns into a blue shimmery polish.

You can still see a tiny hint of the purple base, but not much. Too bad, otherwise it could have been a great duochrome. Still, it's a nice colour polish.

Ans you can always apply a thin layer, so you'll notice the purple more. But, with one thin layer it gets tear and wear on your tips. With 2 coats, it has a much better durability.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Review & Swatches: Essence Colour & Shine eyeshadow

Remember these?
Well, I made some swatches for you, on Black base, White base and Hema base.

Swatched from left to right: Bling Bling, Fabulous, Pretty Rockin'.

On a Black base:

On a White base:


On Hema eyeshadowbase:
I really like the effect on the black base, aswell on the white base. But on the Hema base, the eyeshadows seem to loose their shimmer and special colouring. They are still nice, but a bit ordinary.
I think these eyeshadows can be used for both neutral looks(on hema base) and more dramatic looks(dark base).

They aren't really expensive (about 2,80 euros a piece?), and there are more colours available.

I think I like Bling Bling as a highlighter, but I have to try it out first. Do you have any of these new eyeshadows? And what did you think about them?