Monday, 2 March 2015

Sothys Spring Summer Collection 2015

It's March can you believe it?? And while here in Austria we're still drowning in bad weather our beloved brands are giving us a piece of Summer.

Sothys is one of them and recently released their Summer collection. Let's take a look.


Let's start with the two eyeshadows.


Here we have "Bronze nacré", a lovely chocolaty-hazel tone. It's not much of a catch in the pan, but god it looks goregous on the eyes.


The other one named "Sable fine" is a nice shimmery highlighter colour, but it doesn't really stand out. 


We also get a lovely trio blush named "enlumi-neur", the colour pay off is not overwhelming. I was quite disappointed when I swatched it on my hand, BUT when I loaded it on my brush - concinved that not much will happen - I ended up with such a pink cheek I had to whip out my make up remover. *gg* 
So what I learned from this product, it's not a fan of hands, but if you use a brush you will get a lovely result.


It's summer so you need a bronzer, simply named "poudre soleil". It has a golden overspray, but underneath is a nice bronzer you can also use to contour.


There are also two dewy lipsticks. They have a fruity scent and go on smoothly and are hydrating. 

"Corail Vivienne"


and "beige Garibaldi"


Last but not least there are two summery nail polishes for the beach. "Rouge grenadine" and "orange exotique." Haven't tried those two, but I will. :)


On to the swatches :-)


Bronzer and the blush trio, the seperate colours and below a little swirl. As you can see. the blush didn't like being swatched. 


Here we have out two eyeshadows, on the right is the lovely bronze nacré, which I adore! 


Lipsticks! The coral shade is especially gorgeous.


Here is a look with all the products. Okay I only used "corail Vivienne" on the lips in this one. ;-)



I'm really happy with this collection. I wore it all of last week and always enjoyed it. :) It's summery, dewy, but without drowning you in sparkle. Here is a link to the locations where you can get the products - *click*.

Love,
Valerie
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Monday, 16 February 2015

GOSH 9 Shades "To Play With In Vegas" Palette

Today I have swatches from another of the 9 Shades palettes. :-) The most fun one  "To Play With In Vegas". A burst of colour.







I love playing with it, last week I used the pinks for a little afternoon make over.


What do you think about the palette? 

Here are swatches of the other 9 Shades palette I own "to Enjoy in New York". :-)

Love,
Valerie
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Sunday, 15 February 2015

Stay away from these lashes!!!!!

This is a first on my blog, cause when I don't like a product I simply don't mention it, but this made me so angry, I have to warn everyone I can. 

A week ago or so I bought s-he stylezone lashes, so far I never had a bad experience with their products, but this was more than a disappoinment.


I bought the left ones (I threw mine away in a fit of rage) and it's not so much the lashes which are evil, it's the lash glue!

I was naive enough to use the lash glue that came with the lashes and it was UNREMOVABLE. I tried for an hour to get rid of the glue with oil based and oil free make up remover. I tried everything. My eye area was so sore I had to apply Bepanthen like an eye cream.. 

But it wouldn't go away. It took three days and a lot of rubbing until the last bits of glue finally vanished and it left my eyes with several lash-free spaces. It looks horrible, like someone randomly removed them.

I can't tell you how angry and furious I was and still am. I just have to look in the mirror. This glue is an affront and I feel s-he stylezone should pay me money to get lash extensions until my lashes grow back. 

So, please, NEVER buy them. 

Love,
Valerie

Glossybox Valentine's Edition

I hope you all had a lovely Valentine's Day, spent with the people you love. Mine was quite surprising, didn't expect a thing and got a rose AND a MAC voucher! :-)

Let's take a look at what Glossybox put into their love box.




This box focuses quite on skincare which is a bit of a love/hate thing for me. I always love getting skincare products, but well there's always the chance that your skin doesn't react well to the product.

You get a toner by Kueshi, a sample of benefits pore professional and a sample size of the Eucerin even brighter day cream.




As you saw above there is also a perfume sample from chloé and since we are more than just a pretty face we get a Beautybird nail polish, a gorgeous loose eyeshadow from Marsk and an adorable key chain.


"Yo're Toast" - It's a super shiny almost foil goldish tone.




A nice and solid box full of products one really can use. Love that, but again, if you're very sensitive when it comes to your skincare, be careful when trying new products.

Love,
Valerie
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Monday, 9 February 2015

Curly Cuffs

I love Etsy and this is one of the reasons why. Let me show you my most recent purchase: Curly Cuffs



I got myself a septum, they are piercing cuffs. It is perfect if you wanna try out how a certain piercing would suit you.

I little while ago I removed my septum (a real one) and from time to time I miss it. This is perfect for such a moment. They come in different colours, versions and they do look real:



You need to check it out if you think about getting a piercing or just wanna have one for a while, most piercings are just that anyway.

This is just my opinion, but before you make a visible hole in your face which will always be there, piercing or not, trust me I've seen it so many times, get this.

Here's the link. I bought the sterling silver one which was 6,51€. I think I need to get snakebites just to scare the crap out of my family. lol

What do you think about those? Love them just as I do?

Love,
Valerie

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Eyeko Visual Eyes Liquid Eyeliner Review

I'm aaalways looking for the perfect eyeliner, the finer the better, so it was time to try the "Visual Eyes Liquid Eyeliner" from Eyeko.


I ordered one and got one as a gift. Score I say!


Let's take a look at the tip


One fine tip with which you can draw really fine lines. :)


Before I talk about the performance here is something I found rather weird..


I mean it's good they're honest and I'm used to the fact that half of the stuff we consume and use is from Japan, but after making it in Japan they actually transport it to Korea to assemble it. A product from the UK. I mean I'm not the only one that finds that weird am I?

But now on to the perfomance. I am really pleased with the results, it makes super fine lines and lasts well.



Nevertheless, I didn't fall in love. I can't say why, the spark just didn't catch I guess. *gg* It's a good liner, handy and quick and all that, but I will go back to my Catrice one after that.

I bought it online and it's 16€. Do you own it? What do you think??

Love,
Valerie

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Review: she-stylzone "All-in-one" Mascara

Hi guys,

Today I wanna show you the mascara I'm recently using. It's great and besides that it's ridiculously affordable.

So which is it - it's from DM's own brand s-he stylezone and named "all in one volume & ultimate length mascara". Let's take a look:



It has quite a big brush, but it's not overpowering, so you make a huge mess every time you use it. Believe me I would know, I tend to make a mess. *gg*

How does it look on the eyes??



Well, hello there! Am I right?? *gg*

It lasts all day and I've been using it for months now and it still works flawless. Back to the best part besides all that - the price. It's 3,95€.

Mascaras are products that spoil after some time and need to be exchanged reguarly , so spending 40 bucks on it hurts my wallet. This one doesn't and still does a great job.

What more is there do say. :-)

Love,
Valerie

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Sleek Eye & Cheek Palette "Dancing til Dusk"

I got this little baby for christmas and had to show it to you. :-) There are two palettes available and mine is named "Dancing til Dusk".


You have two blushes, a muted orange and a blue toned shimmery pink and four nice neutral brown eyeshadows. 


There's also a brush and an applicator, but I never use those. For a quick fix on the go these still might be enough though. 


Swaaaatch time. All swatched beautifully and I had no fallout.




Lovely, right? I'm really happy with this palette. My mum got it via Amazon for 12€ which I think is definitely a fair price. :)

What do you think??

Love,
Valerie