Archive for March 2010

EOTD: Sephora palette, Kiss from.. and FOTD

This EOTD was made with:

  • Hema eyeshadowbase
  • Sephora colorful palette, Kiss from... n 07
  • Essence longlasting eyepencil no. 3 Let's dance
  • Essence longlasting eyepencil no. 2 Hot chocolate
  • 2True brown eyeshadow
  • Essence Metalglam eyeliner, no.1 Got a date?
  • The Falsies mascara

I started with the eyeshadowbase, which I blended all over my lid up to the eyebrows.
I used the lightest colour of the palette, a sort of shimmery light gold, as a highlighter.

Then I applied the second colour from the bottom up over my whole eyelid, it's a light coppery colour.
The second colour from the top, a darker copperbrown, I applied into my crease and above it.

The darkest colour, a brown with copper shimmer, was applied above the previous colour and into my outer V.Then I applied the 2True eyeshadow in the crease for a darker effect. Close to the lashline, I applied some eyeliner, to give it some extra colour. Below the eyes I applied the eyeliners net to eachother, the lighter one on the inner eyecorner and the darker on on the outer eyecorner.

After applying some mascara, the eotd was done.
I like the colours of this palette, but they tend to blend together really well...which make the colours all look the same after a while.

Here's also a FOTD, I wasn't wearing any base or anything, just the Soft 'n Shine from my previous blog. So that's why I'm so pale on this pic :P

Do you ever use Sephora? And what do you think of the quality?

Oh, and don't forget to vote on the poll, only a few days left!  ;)

Review : Gosh Soft 'n Shine, no. 41, Kiss

This Soft 'n Shine is a bit different from the others. It's colour is more pigmented and it looks more like a lipstick than a lipbalm. For that reason, I didn't buy it at first, but later on, I decided I really wanted to try it anyway. I'm a sucker for reds, but my lips usually don't really like lipsticks.

The Soft 'n Shine comes in a very nice package, it's black with a silver shine to it. The cap clicks into place when you close it, so you don't have to worry about it opening in your purse.
The balm itself can be moved upwards by turning  the bottom, like with most lipsticks.

Like I said before, this balm is really pigmented. When I swatched it on my arm the first time, it wouldn't come off. With my pale lips, a lot of pigmentation is something I really like.
I wore this one for an entire day, sometimes applying some more, after having eaten and such. Still, even after eating, the balm was staying on pretty good. It was more for the inner part of the lips, that I applied some more. It also didn't run int the lines of my lips, something a lot of products tend to do.

I -really- love this one, it's pigmentation (for a lipbalm) is wonderfull, but it doens't have the stickyness that most lipsticks do. It still has that shine to it like the other Soft 'n Shine have. You can see it on the picture below, it gives a different effect than a lipstick. My lips weren't dried out or anything, they still felt really soft after I removed it.

One 'negative' thing though: the balm transfers very easily to food, glasses or even your hand when you accidentily come across your lips. The balm will still be fine on your lips though, but the red is very 'present', especially if you have it on your hands without noticing.

So, if you adore red lipstick, but you have sensitive lips, this might really be a product for you. It still cares for your lips, but also gives a great colour.
I would really love it if Gosh made more Soft 'n Shines, with this pigmentation in other colours: more reds and oranges and maybe even purple or something.

What do you think? Would you rather have a lipstick? Do you already own any Soft 'n Shines, and how do you like them?

NOTD: Etos effect nails no. 010

This is another Etos nailpolish, because I really liked the other one I got.

This nailpolish applies easily and dries pretty fast aswell. It costs 2,49 euros if I'm not mistaken.
The nailart sticker is by Essence, they come in a pack with lots ofthem in it, and they cost 1,49 euros, or something like that.

This is another holographic polish, but the holographic effect on this one is much harder to see than with for example the blue one. It looks more like a pale purple with lots of silver shimmer in it. Picture below was taken with daylight:

EOTD: Simple Spring look with Bourjois

On March 20th, all Bourjois products had a 50% discount at Etos. I bought a new eyeshadow, a lovely pinkish purple, which is really hard to photograph, and a bright green eyelinerpencil.

Product names:
Bourjois eyeshadow, 48 Vert Petillant
Bourjois eyeshadow, 17 Prune Intense
BourjoisRegard Effect, Ducochrome Eyeliner, 64 Tilleul Dore

The purple looks more like this though:

Unfortunately, on the pics of the EOTD, its also looks like a standard purple, which really is a shame, because it's a amazing colour.

I used Hema eyeshadowbase and NYX jumbo pencil Milk on my whole eyelid. This way the colour come out eactly like they are in the round boxes.

I applied the green eyeshadow on my inner eyecorner, and towards the middle of the eyelid. Next to that I applied the purple and blended it towards my inner eyecorner in the crease.
Below the eyes I applied eye eyeliner pencil for about half of the way, and net to that I applied the purple again, on top of some Milk. With a little mascara, it looks like this:

EOTD: Spring look with Gosh Quattro Toucan

 Today's EOTD:

Remember the Moodboard I made back in January?

This EOTD was inspired by those colours.

Products I used:
  • Hema eyeshadowbase
  • NYX jumbo pencil Milk
  • Gosh Quattro 33, Toucan
  • The Falsies mascara

 I used the hema eyeshadowbase as a base, and on top of the the Milk pencil, to give the colours that extra pop they have in the palette. I applied the Milk on my eyelid and blended it a little in my crease.

I applied the colour starting from yellow, clockwise to the purple. I started on my inner eyecorner towards my outer eyecorner, with the yellow, green and blue, and applied the purple in my crease.

I also applied some purple in my outer V. Below the eyes I applied the blue and purple again.

After that, I applied some mascara. I also applied some mascara to my lower lashes, because I always want something dark below my eyes. But for some reason my lowerlashes really don't go well with mascara. They always look like they have crumbs on it or something.

Tips and Ideas...

I was wondering if there were special things you would like me to blog about.Ideas or requests are always welcome...
Would you like to see more reviews, or more international brands, or just more EOTDs, or even more personal stuff,  for example?

Also, I've been thinking about the How to's I promised, like 'How to make a wing with eyeliner', and such. But I'm not sure how to do that withouth posting too many pics, because the blogs would get really long that way. Any suggestions?

Slowly I've been getting more followers. *yeay* I know a -lot- of you just read my blog without following me, I can see that on Google analytics and read it on fora, but it would be really cool if you would follow anyway.
Maybe BLOGLOVIN is something you might like. It's a great way to keep up to date with all the blogs you like. You just add you're favourite blogs and the site gives all the updates per blog in a neat little row. I've also got a bloglovin button on my blog (it's on the right), if you want to add me.

Also, I love all the feedback and comments I get on facebook and fora, but it would be easier for me, if you would all just post them here. It's easier for me to keep track of everything that way, and some comments might come in handy for other readers. So thanx in advance!

EOTD: simple green look

This is a more simple/daily version of the EOTD I did here . I actually made this EOTD before that one :)

This EOTD was made with:

  • Hema eyeshadowbase
  • Gosh eyeshadowbase
  • Everyday minerals, Pressed Olive
  • Morbid minerals, Morbid
  • Gosh, Velvet touch eyeliner, Woody green
  • The Falsies

I started out with the Hema eyeshadowbase and used the Gosh one on top of it. The Gosh base is a lot stickier, so the loose powders will stick to it better than to just the Hema base.
I applied some Pressed Olive in the inner eyecorner and to the middle part of the eye. I also applied some in the crease.
Next to that towards the outer eyecorner, I applied some Morbid, aswell as into the crease. I blended them together, and applied some more to make sure the colours were still applied evenly.

After that, I applied some Woody Green close to my lashes, as an eyeliner.

I also applied the same eyeliner below my eyes.

After applying some mascara, the EOTD is done.

I also made a FOTD of this look, where I used:
  • Everyday minerals, Soft butter peach, original glo, base
  • Everyday minerals Multitasking concealer
  • Catrice, Mineral soft powder rouge, no.120 Wild Rose
  • Gosh, Soft 'n Shine, Mocha

On this picture you can also see how much my cats love me, the sweater I was wearing had a lot of cathair on it, lol. Oh well, as long as I'm just at home, I don't mind.

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NOTD: Caribbean Sea Deluxe

This NOTD was made with the following products:

  • Essence Show your feet, toe nail polish, Caribbean Sea
  • Essence Nailart, Glitter Topper, Glitter Deluxe

The toe nail polish is espcially for toe nails, antibacterial and all, but it's also very suitable to wear as a normal nailpolish. By the way, the shiny cuticles are from the cuticle oil ;)

The glitter topper consists of a clear polish with holographic..'flakes' in it. I have no idea what else to call them :P

When the 'flakes' catch the light, they reflect all the colours of the rainbow, which hives an awesome effect.

This is the polish in daylight:

EOTD: Sea Me in Plush Paradise

Products I used for this EOTD:
  • Hema eyeshadowbase
  • Gosh eyeshadowbase
  • Gosh effect powder, Paradise
  • Gosh effect powder, Sea Me
  • Miss SporyShimmer Dust, Plush
  • 2True Eyeshadow Dazzler, no. 3
  I applied the eyeshadowbases on top of eachother, I used the Gosh one to make it more sticky.

I applied the Paradise on the inner eyecorner. It's a silver colour, but with a golden shimmer in it. Which makes it a very hard to define colour. On the rest of the eyelid, I applied the Plush shimmer dust, it's the first I got from this brand, and it's pretty pigmented. I'm impressed.

Above the Plush, and in the crease, I applied the 2True eyeshadow dazzler. Then, Above that, I applied the Sea Me. I also applied some on the outer V.
Below the eyes I used the same colours as above, to match it. And then I applied some mascara (The Falsies).

What do you think? I think the colours go really well together, but I really had to get used to the light/soft colours. Normally I always wear something dark on my eyes, even if it's just a little.

EOTD: Mac Blue Brown Pigment and comparing dupe

This EOTD was made with my new Mac Pigment(actually my first MAC pigment ;) )

I did everything the same way as I did in this blog with the Morbid Mineral : Twisted Faces, so I could compare the two.

Instead of a Barry M dazzle dust, this time I used the Gosh effect powder, Apple Jam. This effect powder has a certain shimmer that I thought would really go well with the Mac pigment.

As you can see, this pigment also has that nice effect of having two colours when the light hits it right.

So is Morbid Minerals: Twisted Faces a good dupe for Mac Blue Brown Pigment?

What are the real differences?
  • Price: Mac is expensive, and I don't think this one is still sold in stores.
  • Texture: Mac looks more grainy in the pot, MM more like any loose mineral.
  • Shimmer: Mac definately shimmers more, but it's not like MM doesn't shimmer at all. The MM is more subtle, maybe better for daily looks.
  • Duochrome effect: Mac definately has the better effect. It's more visible and more blue. Still, the MM isn't badlooking, especially if you don't have Mac to compare it with.
  • Creasing: Mac doensn't crease on my eyes, MM can crease a little after a while.
  • Pigmentation: You do need more powder if you use the MM eyeshadow. The Mac pigment, is -so- pigmented it even shows really well without base, and you need very little.
  • Colour: I like the brown colour of the MM more than the Mac colour. But that's just personal taste.

YES, I think Twisted Faces is a great dupe for Blue Brown, especially if you don't have both to compare to eachother.

Bought some Mac products

I blogged before, about really wanting to have the MAC Blue Brown pigment. When I found it online at Markplaats for a reasonable price, I decided to buy it.
Since it had to be send in a package I purchased 2 more products from the same buyer.

What did I buy?

  • MAC Tinted Lip Conditioner Stick SPF 15, Strobe Current
  • Mac Pigment, Blue Brown
  • Maybelline Moisture Whip, Seduction

And what did I pay for it all? The tinted lip conditioner for 10 euros, the pigment for 15 euros and the lipstick for 1 euro. The shippingcosts were 5 euros.

And here are some swatches. I'm sorry about the pigment that rained all over the rest, I promiss I will post blogs about each product on it's own afte I've used them.

I'm curious about the tintet lipbalm, I'm always in to try those out, because lipsticks don't go well with my lips. And my lips are so pale, I really like to put some colour on them. The pigment is -really- good, I haven't even used a base for it on my arm, this pic was made in daylight, trust me, there's more then there seems to be. The lipstick tip was a bit crushed, that's why it was applied a bit thicker on the side. But it was package filler anyway, I do like the colour though.

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Catwalk Your Highness Thickening Gel Creme Review

Oh my Westopher, I know how you've been mourning the loss of the classic Catwalk products... even though I absolutely hated their packaging. I mean really, they just used the Bed Head font, and the bottles looked so plain.

They went from this:

To this:

Don't you all think it looks WAY better? But, I mourn with you, as they no longer make Fast-Fixx, one of my favorite leave-in conditioners/de-tanglers. It was also one of my first reviews ever. Thankfully I got a Biggie size of it last summer, so I still have about a half a bottle (plus ya know... all my other stuff), but still... it won't last forever. Then once it's gone, it's gone... up in hair product heaven. I suppose if I really wanted, I could get more online, but buying hair products online scares me. Plus, I don't know if I could pay retail for it... I'm so spoiled now.

But alas, there's hope! A light at the end of the tunnel! An end to my melodrama! It's called: Your Highness. Isn't that what you like to be called in bed? LOL, kidding! Anyway, aside from the gorgeous and well needed new packaging, the products are a hit! Today I'm reviewing the Thickening Gel Creme For Luminescent Fuller Hair. The new Catwalk has been divided into three categories: Prep It (Elevating Shampoo + Nourishing Conditioner), Work It (Thickening Gel Creme + Root Boost), Perfect It (Firm Hold Hairspray + Weightless Shine Spray).

I've been using the Thickening Gel Creme for a while, and I've come to adore it. By itself, it gives a nice touch of volume with a healthy shine, and combined with other products it can really make some massive hair! Since my hair is so thick already, I usually find volumizing products to be kind of drying and feel like I have a case of Product OD - not the case with this. It conditions and adds body without making your hair feel like straw... know what I mean?

Also something I've decided to start doing is giving you all the full ingredient list, and then de-fluffing it by taking out the ingredients that have little to no effect on the product (botanical extracts, fragrances, preservatives, etc) and explaining what really makes the product work. So, here's the full ingredient list:

Water, PEG-17 Dimethicone, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, VP/DMAPA Acrylates Copolymer, Methyl Gluceth-20, Fragrance, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Methylparaben, Panthenol, Linalool, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Methylisothiazolinone, Limonene, Citric Acid, Sunflower Seed Oil, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Jasmine Flower Extract, Viola Odorata (Sweet Violet) Leaf Extract, Lavender Flower/Leaf Stem Extract, Wisteria Floribunda (Japanese Wisteria) Extract, CI 60730 (Ext. Violet 2), CI 17200 (Red 33).

The de-fluffed ingredient list:

PEG-17 Dimethicone, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, VP/DMAPA Acrylates Copolymer, Methyl Gluceth-20, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol.

PEG-17 Dimethicone is part of a group of polymers that come from polyoxyethylene + dimethicone. Specifically, it's used as a conditioning agent. PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil and Hydrolyzed Soy Protein are emulsifiers, basically they help the other ingredients get along and mix well. VP/DMAPA Acrylates Copolymer is a film former that gives a slight hold. Methyl Gluceth-20 is made from glucose and methyl alcohol. It's a very effective humectant; it's also used as a foaming agent + an emollient. Hydroxyethylecellulose is a thickening/gelling agent. Panthenol (vitamin B5) works to strengthen the hair shaft, condition, and add volume and shine. Glycerin and Propylene Glycol are humectants used to add moisture to hair and lock it in.

I've used this in a lot of different ways... like if I want a just little bounce to my hair I'll use about two pumps of this and add a couple S-Factor Dream Drops to it in damp hair (I mix Dream Drops in like, everything lol), then blowdry. My hair feels full and looks really smooth + shiny. Or If I wanna wear my hair natural and let it air dry, I'll use a pump of this and my KMS HairStay Style Boost or Sebastian Volupt Spray (both of which I'm reviewing next) or even Rusk Thick, or Bed Head Superstar Blowdry Lotion. You could even try mixing this with a straightening product (like Bed Head Control Freak) or with a curling product (like Catwalk's new Curlesque collection). I think this product is made to be used with other products, but it's useful by itself too!

So Wes, I know how hard it is to move on when you've found something you love, I've been there many, many times. Fortunately, I still see places with the old Catwalk products all the time - you better stock up! The new Catwalk is here to stay, embrace it! You might even like it. If not, there's 5 other TIGI brands out there... I suggest S-Factor - it is my haircare holy grail right now.

Catwalk Your Highness Thickening Gel Creme comes in a 215 ml / 7.27 fl. oz bottle, and retails for around $15-$18.

Have a good weekend everyone! Enjoy Spring, and take care of your hair!