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.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Fashion: The black dress in Lund

Dear readers,

If you follow me on Instagram than you know that I recently went to Sweden and Denmark. While visiting Sweden I asked my sister to take some photo's of my outfit. I'm wearing the pieces I mentioned in my recent H&M haul.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Unboxing: YumeTwins ~ Volume 13 June 2017

Dear Readers,

Today I'm going to unbox the YumeTwin subscription box volume 13. I couldn't resist to not order the Birthday issue. The box arrived this weekend and I wanted to take the time to unbox it.

The most obvious and first thing I saw in the box was the large plush. I'm actually holding on my lap while writing this article. I got the cute monkey from the new collection.

The Shinada baby nature large plush:
'We don't think you can ever have too many Shinada's plushies - They're all just so soft and super cute! The baby nature plushies in this month's boxes are no exception! If anything they might be the most cuddable yet wit their large roundish shape. This time we bring you a new selection of adorable baby animals never seen in past boxes! You'll find 1 of 14 different baby nature plushies in your box.'

The second item is the 'Kawaii character mini-bowl':
'Perfect as a rice bowl or a mini soup bowl, you'll want to use your kawaii bowl with all your meals. It's even the perfect size to keep your accessories in. Made with durable melamine material, these mini-bowls are practically break proof.'

They come in 8 cute designs and I got the 'I'm Doraemon' bowl. I was actually hoping to get one of the other with a full face but I think this one is cute too.

The third item is the 'Bananyan mini-mascot':
'Bananyan's back! We're in love with these half feline, half banana characters and we're always excited to introduce you to some of their products. This time we bring you these soft mini-mascots that you'll want to keep on your desk all times. The mini-mascots have weights in the so they always stand upright. They come in 5 adorable cats.'

The fourth item is the 'Sumikk Gurashi large rubber clip':
'1 of the 4 characters from the adorable Sumikko Gurashi family makes an appearance in your box this month in a form of a rubber clip. The popular characters from San-X are shy in nature and like to generally hide in corners but  not this time - the over-sized clip is sure to be an eye-catcher whether used as a bookmark, paper clip or as an accessory on your purse.'

 The fifth item is the 'Sumikko Gurashi deco latte sheets'. I happen to LOVE lattes!

'Latte art has never been so easy nor has it been so cute! These convenient and super cute Sumikko Gurashi deco latte sheets are made of edible soluble gelatin. Simple place a latte sheet on top of your hot drink and admire the cute design. Each set comes with 10 sheets that are all different.'

The sixth item are these Totoro chopsticks. I'm not sure if everyone received these because they're not on the June lineup list. Nor can I find any information on them in the little information book included with the box.
I'm happy with them though because you can never have enough chopsticks!

I think this is an amazing birthday box edition and I can't get over all the nice goodies I got!

What's your favourite item of this months box?