Saturday, October 15, 2011

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Bobbi Brown in Brussels

Le Vif published this is exciting news to share, Bobbi Brown will open her first store in Belgium in November this year. I am a huge fan and I absolutely love her Makeup Manual...

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Paula's Choice BHA and Antioxidant concentrate serum

Having been utterly blown away by how well-formualted and super-performing Paula's Choice BHA and AHA products are, I decided to order some more. This time I went for 2% beta hydroxy acid gel (21,50 EUR for 118 ml or 4 fl oz, I have almost run out the 2% BHA liquid, which I love, but it is tricky to apply with your fingers and putting it on a cotton pad seems such a waste) and the second thing is Skin Balancing Super Antioxidant Maffifying Concentrate Serum (what a delicious name!, 26,95 EUR for 30 ml or 1 fl oz).

Everything was ordered via, it took only three days to deliver. I received three free samples of other products.

Monday, October 10, 2011

New Sigmax brushes and kits

I may own plenty of brushes, but there is always room for more :-) Sigma brushes are great, Im definitely interested! Synthetic precision kit costs 49 USD.

Kruidvat deal of the week

Good news straight up from the early morning, hurry up girls :-) Offer valid from 11 to 23 Oct.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Battle of the primers - L'Oreal Magic Perfecting Base vs Catrice Prime and Fine Smoothing Refiner

Given that I have an oily complexion, I have been on the look-out for a good primer to stop the excess oil shining through my makeup. I have tried quite a few of them and I finally settled for L'Oreal Magic Perfecting Base. However, I am very happy to share news with you, there is a better alternative!
L'Oreal Magic Perfecting Base is on the pricey side, it can cost anything up to 20 EUR, the prices really vary from Di, Kruidvat (cheapest) to Inno (most expensive), the best deal is by Ryanair when you fly :-). They are both the pretty much the same size, 15 ml or 0,5 oz with L'Oreal and 14 g or 0,49 oz with Catrice. Only Catrice costs 4,99 brainer.
They are both of light pink colour, really blendable and leave your skin super smooth. However, L'Oreal can be a bit trick to work with (I often find that makeup is dragged along with the primer, no such danger with Catrice). The biggest surprise is that Catrice primer keeps my skin shine-free, a thing I completely gave up on, so I am very pleased with how it performs. I absolutely recommend that you try it out, I love it!