Apr 24, 2012

retail therapy.

WARNING: this is some serious haulage. please don't scroll down when you're in some spending ban or project 10 pan or whatsoever at the moment. readers take full responsibility for their bank accounts :P
i was a popular customer at many different online shops over the last months and here's the reason why...

hair care

Mane 'n Tail & Loma Pearatin

skin care

Kose Sekkisei, Juju, Rohto Hada Labo, Shiseido Hada Senka, Mandom, Olay

Cellnique *

Biotherm, Olaz, Nivea *

Estée Lauder, Dermalogica *, some GWP mini sizes

more Olay, Paula's Choice rebuys, NARS Pro Prime Eyeshadow Primer, Koji Lash Glue

different beauty gadgets

Shiseido eyelash curlers, facial hair removal tools, falsies, false eyelash applicator, mascara shield

even more false eyelashes...

another mascara shield, different hair curling tools, bun-makers

pore scrubber, brush guard dupes

base make up

Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum, 
Laura Mercier Primer, 
ByTerry Hyaluronic Face Glow (gift from Irit @ FabForties), 
BRTC Gold Caviar BB, 
Etude House BB, 
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser
Kanebo Lunasol Foundation, 
Clé de Peau Concealer, 
Maybelline Concealer, 
Kanebo Lunasol Loose Powder, 
Kiehl's Tinted Moisturiser
Pola BA Powder Foundation & Day Serum samples.

NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser, 
Chanel Vitalumière Aqua, 
Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra, 
Skin79 BB, 
Missha BB

eyeliners, mascaras, brow products

K-Palette 1-Day-Tattoo Real Lasting Eyeliner - replacement, 
Kiss Me Heroine Mascara Long&Curl + mascara remover, 
Kanebo Kate Gel Eyeliners (black, blue, brown) + brush, 
Agnes B. mascara (from the GlossyBox)*
Shu Uemura Brow Pencil Hard Formula, 
spanish mascara (gift from marox79)


palettes: Clé de Peau (which i still haven't featured yet), 
Edward Bess Soft Smoke Trio, 
Guerlain Les Perles, 
SUQQU palettes in 01 Kakitsubata, 03 Matsukasa, 04 Keshizumi, 06 Ginbudou.

Dior Grège, Dior Miniature Palette in Royal Khaki (GWP), 
Le Métier de Beauté Eyeshadows in Bordeaux, Tuscan Sunset, Jojo.
Burberry Eyeshadows in No.09 Rosewood & No.22 Pale Barley

Maybelline Cream Shadows in Bronze & Taupe, 
Chanel Illusion d'Ombre in #85 Myrifique, 
Le Métier de Beauté Eyeshadow in Chameleon, 
Rouge Bunny Rouge Periwinkle Cardinal, 
NARS Lhasa, 
some Fyrinnae shadows

Becca Eye Tint in Romanticism (from the GlossyBox)*

Lips & Nails

Artdeco #226, 
YSL Vernis à Lèvres/Glossy Stains in #8 Orange de Chine & #15 Rose Vinyl
Avon Super Shock Gel Eyeliner in Golden Fawn

Rouge Bunny Rouge Lipgloss in Jungle Fudge (gift from Zuneta), 
SUQQU Creamy Glow Lipsticks in #06 Umegasumi & #12 Hiwada, 
Hourglass Extreme Sheen Lip Gloss in Siren, 
Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Supreme Shine Lipsticks in PK340 Warm Pink & BG935 Beigey Pink,
Kanebo Lavshuca Moist Melting Rouge in PK-5, RS-2, OR-2,
P2 Lip Cream

nail polishes from Essence, Catrice, P2, Douglas, Artdeco (from the GlossyBox)*
Chanel Rose Insolent
spanish nail polish (gift from marox79)
OPI Holland Collection,


Edward Bess Quad Royale in South of France & Summer in Capri,
Le Métier de Beauté Creme Fresh Tints & Blush in Echo (i already introduced these)
Daniel Sandler Watercolour Blush in Cherub,
Giorgio Armani Face Highlighter from some past collection,
Givenchy Le Prisme Visage in Boucolic Blossoms
Givenchy Le Prisme Blush in Bucolic Rose & Bucolic Poppy

Beauty Is Life Blush Palettes (cold & warm/cold - 20 shades)
Chikuhodo Cheek/Highlight Brush Z4


brushes by Tom Ford, Hakuhodo of course, Da Vinci, Stila, Shiseido, BrushMint (gift from Maureen)

that's it.
which products have sparked your interest the most? what do you wish to see featured next?

products marked with * were send to me by PR for consideration without any costs .

Apr 23, 2012

I'm back! ... kind of ...

Hi everybody!
Feels so strange to type something on the blogger editor again...
I hope everybody has done well. I'm so thankful and am absolutely blown away by your support! I can't even believe that this blog still gets regular visits and new readers after all this time.
My hiatus ended up being over 3 months, I guess that's quite an era in the blogosphere.
As I have told you in my last posting, I lost interest in make up and making up sometime by the end of last year, which was partly the reason for me wanting a break. I think my product turn-over was much too fast so I couldn't even find some time to enjoy them.
Other than that I went through a very hard time emotionally because obstacles occured in my family which lead me having to shoulder responsibilities that I never had before (not the divorce kind of problems), I also needed to delay my final exams for one semester. At this time most dark clouds have gone away and I can see the day again.

Make-up-wise I went through some phases to get back to my blogger mojo in the last months, I had a month or so when I didn't even buy one thing make-up-related (which is most uncommon for me ;)) parallel to a (fruitless) period of "using up/sort of project 10 pan" - until I realized that it's just pointless for me to dictate myself to use up products I don't absolutely love while the money is already spent and the damage is already done and the nicer products are waiting in the drawers.
Well, after that I went through a serious skin care phase, Japanese and Korean skin care, that is. Succeeding it with a nice skin, I proceeded into a Korean make up phase with a new favourite: the ulzzang no-make-up-make-up. This closed the cycle and sparked my love for make up again, and I went back to be the make-up-aficionado I formerly was. I watched amazing videos and read super inspiring blogs, I played with lovely products, tried different techniques and enjoyed it so so much! Sometimes playing with make up is much more fun and relaxing if you're just doing it for yourself, without the "blogger-thought" of how a certain product would work on others etc.
Many many times I wanted to come back to rave about a recent find, share a special tip or trick, but by that time I already was wholly consumed by the preparations for the final exams again.
So last week the first, written, part of it finally ended (for me the hardest part due to the many times irrelevant contents and tricky questions) - and it went well. I still have to face the oral examinations by the begin of June, but I am quite relaxed and I trust my abilities as a physician.
But still, I have to revise a lot, so I'm just ...kinda...-back. But I'm too enthusiastic to stay away any longer, too ;)
Please await a GINORMOUS haul very soon. I have got a LOT of ... everything. Legit.
The beforementioned topics will be covered soon when time comes.
For now, it's just a not-so-quick "Hello!" and a big "Thank you!".

Take care!

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