Monday, March 20, 2017

Random Makeup haul: Jeffree Star Cosmetics, Anastadia beverly hills, Makeup Geek cosmetics, Essence cosmetics & MAC.

Hello Sweethearts,

today I'm going to share my new makeup goodies! On Friday my BeautyBay package came in the mail and I got the Essence highlighter from my local drugstore.

I needed to have the Essence Prismatic rainbow glow highlighter in the shade 'Be a unicorn'.

Essence about this highlighter:
'The powder in rainbow colours creates an iridescent, multi-coloured prism-glow on the cheeks.'

I got this highlighter for €3.59.

At BeautyBay I got my first Jeffree Star product ever! I have heard so many good things about the Skin frost from Jeffree Star that I decided to buy one. I got the colour 'So F***ing gold'.

BeautyBay about this product:
'An incredibly pigmented highlight ideal for creating an eye-catching luminous finish.
Created to stand out as much as the creator himself, the Jeffree Star Skin Frosts are perfect for producing a truly unique finish. The lightweight, super blendable powder glides effortlessly onto the face, body and eyes for a truly glowing look. Pressed into a large, pink, mirrored pan, the innovative formula is sure to become one of the Holy Grail products you can't live without!'

I got this Skin frost for £26.27.

When I was shopping on BeautyBay I saw that the Anastadia Beverly Hills Pro Series Powder Contour Kit Refill on sale was. So I decided to order one to try out and I settled for the colour 'Golden Peach'.

This product used to be £15.14 and I got it for £4.54.

The last thing I got from BeautyBay is a foiled eyeshadow from Makeup Geek. I can never order on BeautyBay without ordering a product from Makeup Geek. I decided to go with the colour 'Nostalgic' which is a gorgeous pink.

I got this eyeshadow for £9.53.

These are the swatches from the products I got from BeautyBay from left to right; Golden peach, So f***ing gold & Nostalgic.

I also went to MAC because as I wrote in my last haul they gave me the wrong shade of eyeshadow. And of course I left with a ton of new goodies.

I got the travel sized Zoom Lash mascara in the colour 'Green is green', which is an emerald green, for €6.
I also got three new eyeshadow in the colours (from left to right): Jest , Ember lights & Naked lunch. I got them for €8.10 each.
And I also decided to buy a new lipstick, just because, and I settled for the shade 'Peach blossom', which is a frosted cool nude, from the cremesheen range. I got this lipstick for €11.70.

I also swatches these. From left to right: Green is green, Peach blossom, Jest, Ember lights & Naked lunch.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Unboxing: Kawaii box of February 2017

Hello Sweethearts,

this week I'm going to unbox the Kawaii box of February 2017. I'm going to try to not compare this box to the Kawaii YumeTwins box, I received a week ago, which set the tone for me when it comes to kawaii boxes. However I'm planning on doing a separate article in which I DO compare the boxes with each other.

The first thing I noticed when I received the box was the dents in the packaging. I'm not sure what happened during shipment but it didn't look good.  The second thing I noticed when I opened the box was the lots of goodies.

Apparently this box doesn't come with a description of the products, only with a list of items.

The first thing I saw were these super cute socks by Saniro, the brand from Hello Kitty. The character on my socks is My Melody, one of Hello Kitty's friends. I know this because I was a huge Hello Kitty fan when I was 17.

The second item is a San-X Jinbei-San Whale plush. This is a plush keychain of some sorts.

The third item is the Tohato Caramel corn, I'm kind of curious to try this candy.

The fourth item is the Secret princess DIY Korean jewellery set.

The fifth item is a heart-shaped donut keychain, which I think is really cute. I'm kind of amazed how much this looks and feels like a real donut.

The sixth and seventh item are the Neko paw sticky bookmarks and a Lazy polar bear pen.

The eighth items are these Sweet Sweet nail art stickers.

The ninth item are these Fujiya Milky Peko X Sanrio Chocolates. They're half milk chocolate and half strawberry flavoured.

The tenth item is this Harajuku kawaii pin with the word cute on it.

The last item are these Kawaii smile sticker sheet.

Sorry for the lack of information but this box didn't come with a description of the items.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Review: Essence Lash Princess mascara in Sculpted volume

Hello Sweethearts,

Today I'm going review the new Essence 'Lash Princess mascara in Sculpted volume'. In the past I also review the 'Lash Princess False lash effect' & the 'Lash Princess Volume'. I still use this mascaras on daily basis.

Essence about this mascara:
'dramatic volume or defined lashes – the new mascara with a special tapered brush can do both and sculpts the lashes individually.'

My opinion about this mascara:

The brush is so nice and makes it so much easier to apply the mascara. The mascara formula is also very good, it doesn't smudge or run out during the day. It keeps the lashes nicely curled, even at the end of the day. The mascara brings a nice lift to your lashes but still looks natural.

In comparison with the other Princess Lash mascaras I would say that the formula of this mascara is more similar to the False lash effect mascara with the same kind of brush as the Volume mascara.
Out of the three Princess lash mascara I feel most comfortable wearing this on a day when I don't want to wear a full face of makeup.

The Lash Princess mascara in Sculpted volume is €2.99.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Lush and MAC haul

Hello Sweethearts,

on Saturday I went to the Lush and MAC store to buy some new goodies.

I first went to Lush and got one of my regulars the Cynthia Sylvia stout beer shampoo. I always get myself the big bottle, I have gone through two big bottles and three regular bottles.

I also love to check out the latest and limited edition shower gels. I always buy the small bottles  because I like to switch it up.

I got 'Wash behind your ears' & 'Plum Rain'.

Lush about 'Wash behind your ears':
'You’ll want every inch of your body to smell as addictively fresh and familiar as this jasmine and rose gel - even your ears!
So lavish your skin in a bouquet of floral fragrance and be uplifted by notes of neroli, while conditioning organic sunflower oil leaves skin feeling soft and sunny.

Lush about 'Plum Rain':
'Downpours of umeboshi infusion and fresh plum juice are expected with spells of Sicilian mandarin oil to brighten the skin and refresh the mind. Carrageenan seaweed extract softens skin so you step out from rich, succulent cleanses with a sunny disposition.'

Besides the shower gels and shampoo I also decided to try out there tooth powder in 'Atomic'.

Lush about 'Atomic':
'Switch up your morning coffee and brush with this spicy coffee and cardamom blend instead. Gentle but powerful, the freshly ground cinnamon and clove powders inside will refresh your mouth and gums whilst gently cleansing and soothing.'

When I first read this description I thought it tasted like coffee but when I tried it I realized it doesn't. Now reading the description again makes me feel stupid but it's still better than a mint mouth between coffees.

I also went to MAC and bought two things. The first thing was a new eyeshadow but they accidentally got me the wrong shade, a shade that I already have. So I'm going back this weekend to switch for the right shade.
The second thing is the Prep+prime Essential oils in Grapefruit and Chamomile.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Kawaii Unboxing: YumeTwins ~ Volume 10 March 2017

Hello Sweethearts,

Last night around dinner a special box arrived, the YumeTwins kawaii subscription box of March. After the NoMakeNoLife box I wanted to try other Japanese subscription boxes. I actually ordered two kawaii boxes from two different brands to compare them and see if there is a difference between these kind of boxes. (I also did this with different brand of beauty boxes in the past so I'm a bit curious).

This is my first view inside and I'm so excited because I see a chicken! And I LOVE chickens!

The first thing I got out of the box is the information guide with information about the items inside. It also has a origami tutorial, a contest and more information inside. The theme of this box is Totoro.

I'm a bit ashamed to say that I have seen Totoro before but I have no clue what's he or her story.... Non the less I'm still very excited about this box!

 So the first item I got out of the box is the 'Shinada Fukurairai Plush'. The description says that these Fukurairai series bring good luck. They're said to be ensuring your good fortune by meditating with their eyes closed.
Which I actually believe because they have 6 different animals and I ended up getting the chick!

The second item is the 'Totoro 3D Jigsaw puzzle'. The description says: 'Enjoy creating your own mini Totoro figure with this cute 3D jigsaw puzzle. Combine the pieces to create 3 individual mini totoros or stack the 3 together. Whether it's for the love of nifty puzzles or for the love of Totoro, we're sure the combinations of two will bring smiles to everyone's faces.'

The third item is the 'Totoro washi origami paper'
This explains the origami tutorial. The description says that washi paper is a special kind of paper stronger than regular paper and it also has a special texture. They're also good to use as wrapping paper or for scrapbooking.

The fourth item is the 'Totoro hand towel'. They come in 5 different designs but I think I got the cutest of them all.

The fifth and last item is the 'My neighbour Totoro Origami kit'. The description says: 'Challenge your art skills with this wonderful Totoro origami kit. The kit comes complete with enough paper for 3 different sized Totoro, Catbus and the Kusakabe house. Conveniently enough, the box can be used as a display stand for your new Totoro origami collection! The kit comes ready with instructions in Japanese. Not only is this kit fun to make, once displayed, it'll sure to be an eye-catcher.'

These are all the items in this kawaii box. I'm not sure if I'm ever going to order another one because I'm not really from the kawaii scene. I do think this is worth getting (at least once) because it opens a totally different world for me. I also think that everything inside this box is waaaaay to cute not to get!