Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Unboxing: Loot Crate Animation ~ July 2017

Dear readers,

today's article is pretty different from any other article I have done so far. I'm going to unbox the Loot Crate from July 2017 with the theme Animation.
When I saw that Loot Crate was going to realise a Crate with 'Rick and Morty', 'Bobs burgers', 'Futurama' & 'Ninja Turtles' I knew I needed to have it. Because I'm obsessed with 'Rick and Morty', 'Bobs burgers' & 'Futurama'.

The box is pretty filled up with lots of goodies and I'm loving it so far.

The most hyped thing out of this box is the 'Rick "Peace among worlds" figure'. I'm super in love with this figure and I'm planning on making it my new desk mascot.

The scene the figure replicates is from season 2, episode 6 "The ricks must be crazy". It's the moment Rick and Morty just arrived in the microverse and Rick tells Morty: 'I told them it means "Peace among worlds". The Base this figure is standing on looks like the ramp of the spaceship.

The second item I saw in the box is the 'Teenage Mutant Ninja turtles tutle van shirt'. I really like the shirt even though I ordered it, by accident, a size to big (size: L).
I'm not the biggest Ninja turtles fan but I have seen a bunch of episodes. So I expected this to be my least favourite item but I'm surprised. I do like it a lot.

The third item is the '#Lootpins' and it's Gene from Bob's Burgers in his cute little burger suit.

The fourth item is the 'Bob's burgers recipe cards in a box'.

I have been wanting the Bob's burgers cookbook since it got announced and now I have the limited edition card version of it! They made this cards in a box edition just for Loot Crate. Loot Crate even converted the inside of the box (everything came in) to look like the restaurant from Bob's burgers.

I already tried one of the recipes 'Bet it all on black garlic burger' and I love it! I'm definitely going to try some more recipes in the near future.

The fifth and last item is the 'Futurama Slurm koozies 2-pack'. I do like these koozies because they're always good to have around. But I do think they could've gone into a lot of different directions with Futurama. I feel like Loot Crate went all the way with 'Rick and Morty' & 'Bob's burgers' but kind of put Futurama to the side. Non the less I do love Slurm!

Overall I think this Loot Crate was the best Loot Crate ever. It came with so much nice stuff from the shows I'm obsessed with.

What's your favourite item from this Loot Crate?

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Diary: Little route trip through Europe

Dear readers,

I haven't written an article in over a month now on my blog. One of the reason for this absence is that I went on a little route trip through Europe. I thought it would be fun to share a picture of each location I went to. (Note: I already shared these and more photo's on my Instagram story.) So let's begin!

Calw, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Sachsenburg, Carinthia, Austria

Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Imotski, Splitsko-dalmatinska županija, Croatia

Slipt, Splitsko-dalmatinska županija, Croatia

Trogir, Splitsko-dalmatinska županija, Croatia

Plitvička jezera, Ličko-senjska županija, Croatia

Vienna, Vienna, Austria

I will be back with my regular articles soon. 

Monday, July 3, 2017

Pusheen and Stormy collectors sets

Dear readers,

today I'm going to share the Pusheen and Stormy collector sets my sister got me from New York. She got me series 1 which is the Birthday edition.

I first was thinking about not opening the box because it's a collectors set. Than the package got torn and the only option left was opening the box and cuddle with the cats.

They're soooooo cute!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

comparison review: Kat von D Tattoo liner VS NYX Epic ink liner

Dear readers,

today I'm going to review and compare two eyeliners; the Kat von D Tattoo liner and the NYX cosmetics Epic ink liner.

Before I started my research: I had heard a lot of good things about the Kat von D Tattoo liner. It's one of the most discussed eyeliners, a lot of people call it a holy grill. I wanted to give it a try but I found it a bit expensive for an eyeliner and Kat von D isn't available in my country. I eventually got the Kat von D eyeliner with a new palette (that I showed in my recent haul).

I had never heard of the NYX Epic ink liner before I bought it. I thought I would give it a try since I got a gift card to spend. I also love the vivid bright liners from NYX.

Kat von D about the Tattoo liner:
'Nothin’, we mean nothin’, makes whipping out a killer Kat Eye easier than Tattoo Liner. This brush-tip liquid liner is the magic wand of makeup. Kat uses it every single day, and we really aren’t sure how we would get along without it ; )
Why, you ask? The highly pigmented, 24-hour-wear formula is waterproof and transfer-resistant. That means those lines aren’t goin’ anywhere…Insane days and sleepless nights can’t touch our Kat Eyes!
The precision brush tip is the key to super-fine lines. No less than 325 flexible bristles come together in a tight, crisp point, ready to unleash invincible lines. The supple, saturated brush glides across lids in silky, smooth strokes, making Tattoo Liner the ultimate tool for both makeup newbies and beauty pros alike.
We often marvel at how amazing it is that a teeny-tiny tip can contain so much possibility—wings, fine lines, detailwork...we could go on all day! Choose from raven-black Trooper or rich, chocolate Mad Max Brown for all your Kat Eye needs!'

My opinion:
I was a bit surprised by the lack of pigment when I first used it. Apparently you have to shake it a lot before you use the liner. After shaking the liner it works pretty good. It create perfect tiny lines. I do find it hard to create straight liner when doing my eyeliner but that's only visible up close. I probably have to practice a lot more with this liner.

Click here to see a photo of me wearing this eyeliner & click here to see a close up photo of an eye makeup look in  which I'm wearing this liner.

NYX about the Epic ink liner:
'Live for super-sharp wing inspo? Don’t just “like” all your faves, draw ’em yourself using Epic Ink Liner. Featuring a slender and supple brush tip, this intensely pigmented, waterproof pen lets you achieve black liquid lines effortlessly. Every stroke is unbelievably fluid for a defined finish. Control the thickness of your lines by pressing down just a touch. Fine and natural, broad and bold—the look is always up to you! '

My opinion:
I was surprised by how easy this eyeliner is to use. I have been using the Sephora eyeliner for over 8 years now and I immediately replaced it with this eyeliner.

Click here to see a photo of me wearing this eyeliner & click here to see a close up photo of an eye makeup look in which I'm wearing this liner.

Left: NYX. Right: Kat von D.

I put the eyeliners to several tests like wearing the liner and letting a hot shower run over my face to see if it was really waterproof. And yes, they're super waterproof. They survived the eyeliner test.

                                                 Kat von D                                   NYX
Waterproof                                      yes                                        yes
Liner size                                      small                              middle to thick
Shaking before use                    yes, a lot                                 a little
Pigment                                 average to light                             dark
Price                                              $20                                         $8

The eyeliners are on some fronts pretty similar but on other fronts very different, like pigmentation and thickness of the liner. I think it's mostly preference and how much money you're willing to spend on an eyeliner.
I personally love the NYX Epic ink liner more than the Kat von D Tattoo liner. I, honestly, don't understand why the Kat von D Tattoo liner is so hyped. I gave it several tries but I'm not loving it, I'm going to practice more and maybe I change my mind. However I did instantly love the NYX Epic ink liner. It's my new go-to eyeliner.

So if you ask me I wouldn't buy the Kat von D Tattoo liner but I would definitely buy the NYX Epic ink liner.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Sweden & Denmark Makeup Haul

Dear readers,

Not last weekend but the weekend before I went to Sweden & Denmark for the first time to visit my sister. And as you might have read on Twitter I spend a lot of money on makeup. So here is the big makeup haul.

*The reason this haul took so long is because I was ill the week after my little vacation*

I first went to Sephora!

 I have been wanting the Kat von D Alchemist holographic palette for forever now. So when I saw it at Sephora with discount I couldn't resist. I also got a 10% tourist discount on top of it. I got this in Denmark but it was a small Sephora.

We later visited a big Sephora in Sweden where I bought more makeup.

I also got the Egg pore Nose pack package with are noise strips, which I have already used and I'm very satisfied. I might do a review on it in the near future.

I got, with 50% off, Invisi bobble in the colour 'You red my mind'. I absolutely love that it's a dark red but in some light looks like a dark brown.

Than I saw the Mr. Right brush from Too Faced and I couldn't resist buying this brush. I have been wanting this brush since it first released, which is a long time ago. Something about the concept and packaging is so genius. I'm not sure if I'm ever actually going to use the brush or keep it as a collectors item.

I got the Too faced and Kat von D collab palette, which is absolutely gorgeous. It also came with the Kat von D Tattoo liner & Better than sex mascara.

I actually got these palette on sale and because my sister has a Sephora card I ended up getting it 50% off. Which is such a nice deal!

I'm going to review the eyeliner somewhere this week.

The last thing I decided to get from Sephora is the NARS the multiple in 'Orgasm'. I actually wanted the limited edition lipstick in 'Orgasm' but that was sold out. My thought was the multiple is also a lipstick and it looks similar to the lipstick. So I decided to get it because the lipstick was sold out, very smart solution.

My sister and I also received a free makeup bag from Sephora with a lot of samples. But because I'm allergic to most products I gave all the samples to my sister.

We also went to MAC Pro store. I got the Pro longwear paint pot in 'Painterly' because I needed a new one.
I also got the Pro longwear lip pencil in 'Nothing sexier' because I felt like I needed a nude lip liner. 
And last I wanted glitter in '3D mint' but it was sold out so I got a sample. Which was super nice!

Lastly I decided to get two makeup items from two Swedish makeup brand, well I think they're Swedish because I haven't come across them yet.

The first is a eyeliner precision brush, which is brandless. The second item is an smokey eyeshadow palette by Viva la Diva. The packaging of this eyeshadow is absolutely gorgeous, with lace and a bow. (I know Viva la Diva doesn't sound Swedish but I'm not sure where the brand is from but I wanted to try it)

And the last makeup item I got is from the Make Up Store and is a glitter in the colour 'Multi'.

So this is a the end of my big makeup haul. I might write about some of these products in the near future or feature them on my Instagram in makeup looks.