Saturday, December 24, 2011

iPad 80 eyeshadow palette

Who could resist this little treat of 80 eyeshadows, for 10 EUR at Di? The biggest surprise was the high pigmentation in the shimmery colours as the expectation was quite low for this kind of a product. And yes, there is massive fallout but hey, isn't the idea just great :)

Saturday, December 17, 2011

YSL Touche Éclat + HM false lashes

A massive THANK YOU to both, Eleonora and Zuzka for making my day on Friday! The holy grail of cosmetics, YSL Touche Éclat is now my very own :))) While many products try to immitate this cult illuminator, none come close...Plus the ultimate party accessory - colour false eyelashes, I know what I will be wearing on Christmas Eve :)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Starter Kit Brush Set

Another irresistible purchase, 10 EUR, 3 brushes, a powder brush, a foundation brush and a concealer brush. TK Max, Bonn.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Kruidvat deal of the week - Olay and MaxFactor - 13.-18.12.

i on Beauty Complexion brush set

Just a quick post today. Not that I needed any more brushes, but this was a now or never buy - 10 EUR for 5 brushes, all of them really good quality. Purchased at TK MAX in Bonn.
All synthetic bristles, the kit contains an angled powder brush, a foundation brush, a blending brush, a concealer brush and a small angled eyeliner brush. If you see this kit, snap it up :) I binned the last brush in the kit, the brow comb - I just never know how to use it!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation and duochrome eyeliner

15 EUR well spent, I think! The foundation - 52 vanilla - is normally 14,90 and the eye pencil - 61 vert doré - 7,30. First them both, my skin soaked up the foundation quickly and its yellow colour nicely balanced the redness in my face after the shower. The pencil is just beautiful and difficult to take off, which is a good sign :-)

Monday, December 5, 2011

Kruidvat deal of the week

The offer is valid from 6. 12. to 12. 12. I am so getting Healhy Mix foundation and something else :)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

NAKED 2 Urban Decay Palette

Huge news! Urban Decay released a second edition of their legendary NAKED palette...featuring more matte shades..AN ABSOLUTE MUST HAVE...

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sunday morning reading

My absolute fashion favourite magazine with hands on tips how to work the latest it.
Diane Kruger looks fantastically festive :-), so it inspired me to do my nails in a similar style :-) 

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Eylure lash glue and lashes

Addiction alert! Eylure lash glue (black, 6 ml, 6 EUR) is great, dries in seconds after you put it on and it is very reliable, I can only recommend it! And I got more lashes (a super tiny bottle of glue included)..:-))) Di and Kruidvat, at the latter one, they were on sale - well spotted, Zuzka! - for 3,50 I had to buy them immediately :-) You can also buy Eylure eyelashes at Claire's at Porte de Namur. They are usually anything around 8 EUR per pair. There is one thing I am not too keen on - I understand it is for my own good that everything is wrapped in extra layers of protective duck tape, but it is REALLY hard to peel off...I wish someone would devise something better in this regard!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Eylure eyelashes

I fell in love with false eyelashes as soon as I discovered that all you need is one pair that fits your eye perfectly (think real hair) and a super glue...both of which I found with Eylure...absolutely recommend this, I have been doing my homework and it seems that Eylure lash glue is one of the great ones . Everything is available at Di, the eyelashes cost cca 8 EUR per pair and the special applicator was 5 EUR.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Revlon ColourBurst lipstick in 025 Carnation

Revlon ColourBurst lipstics are simply amazing, creamy and moisturizing. I decided to be a bit adventurous and went for a light fuchia shade, called Carnation. I ADORE it, I would wear it every day only it is quite a specific colour...

Garnier BB cream - now at Di

BB creams - blemish balms - are the latest craze in skin care, apparently originally created for post-surgery patients, they are widely popular in Asia. I got a sample at Di yesterday, so I decided to try it out. It is a sheer tinted moisturizer, with a light texture, nice smell and really sheer coverage, which you can use under your foundation. They call it a Miracle Skin Perfector (well done, marketing guys :-0). It contains vitamin C + mineral pigments, it is priced at 15 EUR for 50 ml.

It promises:
  • quick-break micro-sphere polymers that break instantly upon contact with the skin, releasing an intense burst of moisture for a refreshing, lightweight texture
  • an intensely hydrating formula that combines lipidure, hyaluronic acid and glycerin for 24 hour moisturisation.
  • SPF15 to protect against the harmful effects of the sun and premature skin aging, antioxidant vitamin C and stimulating caffeine
  • a light, non-greasy formula containing mineral pigments. It helps to even skin tone and create a natural, naked finish that blurs imperfections and smoothes the appearance of fine lines
And a review:

Saturday, November 19, 2011

News at Di drogstore - Rimmel, MaxFactor, Essie

Di has launched a campaign to promote the fact that they now offer or will offer soon, Rimmel, MaxFactor and Essie. Is this exciting news? Yes, to a degree, but I have to say, hail Kruidvat :-)))) Are Astor, Miss Sporty, Manhattan up for consideration?

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Inno haul - Sunday shopping

It is ever such a strange feeling to be shopping on Sunday in Belgium :-). The crazy 4 days at Inno - 20 % off on all cosmetics - resulted in me re-purchasing my favourite foundation Revlon ColourStay 220 Natural Beige, Revlon ColourBurst lipstick in Carnation and Bourjois metallic eyeliner in 51 Noir effet miroir. I paid 26 EUR in total instead of 32,50 EUR :-)

Monday, November 14, 2011

Kruidvat haul - Essence Vampire's Love, Catrice Duo Blush

Just stopping by on my regular Saturday shopping :-) I got Essence Vampire's Love shimmer powder 2,99 EUR in 01 Lil' Vampire and two Catrice blushes in 030 Pink Grapefruit Shake and 020 Peach Sorbet, 3,50 EUR each. To be honest, I was not too blown away by the Vampire's Love collection, so I only got what took my fancy and it was only the shimmer powder - very subtle, not too shimmery and nicely blendable, definitely a must! And the two blushes, just to add some variation to my typical daily blush :-)

My second E.L.F. order

Long story short - I did not like the brushes when I first saw them, but I am completely in love with both of them now. Kabuki brush 5,80 EUR, blush brush 4 EUR. Absolutely recommend buying them both. Kabuki one is super soft and ideal for applying loose powder and the blush brush is cut and shaped to apply your blush in a perfect way. Absolutely recommend buying them both!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Catrice Perfect Adapt Concealer

There are so many products trying to copy the success of YSL Touche Eclat that it now watered down to Catrice, too. I support the idea, but unfortunately, this concealer is far from being has very sheer coverage, it is difficult to blend and the pump is useless in providing you with just the right amount...definitely do not recommend buying this.

Essence Vampire's Love limited edition

Girls, this is already available at Kruidvat...

Essence Colour&Go glittler polish

Christmas is round the corner, so you'd better stock up on glitter nail polish, this is Essence, 1,29 EUR, Kruidvat. Colours are: 72 time for romance (red), 67 make it happen (golden), 78 blue addicted (blue green).

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Essence Fix & Matte Translucent powder

One of the few things that my makeup collection was missing was a translucent powder. I got this one in Kruidvat in Breda, Holland on a special deal, 35 % off together with Essence blotting papers with 3,50 EUR (0,54 oz, 15,5g). It is supposed to absorb any excess oils on your face, to set your makeup and to provide you a no shine look all day.

I have to say it works better for me than the usual powder, but my skin is very oily, so I suppose it takes the likes of mattifying powder to tame the pores down...I definitely recommend trying this product.