Sunday, 31 October 2010

NOTD October 31th: Halloween Glitter Combo

Hey guys,
This is the nail polish combo that I wear today, on Halloween. :) It's a black nail polish with pink glitter in it, and over it I layered a blue-gold-purple glitter nail polish. The first color is by Essence, from their Eclipse Collection, and it's called 01 Undead? I saved this one for Halloween because it's the perfect color for that. The pink glitter isn't that outstanding, so I decided to add that glitter polish over it, it's OPI Sparkle-icious from their Burlesque Holiday 2010 Collection. It's a fun and funky combo and I like it for an occasion like Halloween.
So what are you doing today? Anything fancy? When you go to a party, what costume are you wearing? I'm sorry I didn't do any more Halloween tutorials, I actually wanted to, but I just didn't have the time for that. :P
Okay guys, have a Happy Halloween! xoxo, Misch

Spotted + Haul: Essence Metallics Limited Edition

Hi there,
I'm sorry for being MIA the last couple of days, didn't have access to the internet :( Pretty bad, huh? But now I'm back and I have vacation for one week, so I can blog a little more.
I just saw the new Essence LE at my drugstore and I just had to blog about it :)
It contains these things: 3 eyeshadow quads with gel eyeliner, 3 glitter lipsticks, 5 nail polishes (4 of them are magnectic), 1 magnet to create a pattern with the magnetic nail polishes, 3 jumbo eyeshadow pencils, 1 gel eyeliner brush and 1 body glitter spray.
There is also another part of the LE that has all kinds of accessoires and juwelry, bracelets, necklaces, bangles, earrings, and I think even more.

My thoughts about it: The eyeshadow quads with gel eyeliner seemed to be quite pigmented (no testers); the lipsticks are black, gold and silver, but they are pretty sheer, so you could get a nice effect by layering them over another color; the nail polishes are pretty dark colors and all of them contain glitter, the magnet effect seems to work; I didn't even bother to buy the nail polish magnet to create the pattern because I heard multiple people saying that it's not strong enough, and it works just fine with a normal magnet, so this one isn't necessary; the jumbo eyeshadow pencils seemed to be pretty nice, definitely take a look at them; the gel eyeliner brush isn't that big and just looks like the one that came with the gel eyeliner in the Denim Wanted LE, just a bit bigger; the body glitter sray isn't necessary in my opinion either, I don't like stuff like that.
The juwelry didn't seem to be that cheaply produced or anything, if you like something, don't hesistate to get it, the things just weren't my kinda style.

What I bought:
The eyeshadow quad in 03 copper rulez
The nail polish in 01 iron goddess
The heart-peace necklace

Over all thoughts: This limited edition is pretty okay, not the best one ever, nor the worst one. Take a look at it, you might like something!

Also spotted: Essence 24h Hand Protection Winter Edition Limited Edition
This one is a Winter hand lotion LE, just as the one they had last year. Not my favorite kinds of scents, but okay. Some might like it.

I'll see you later! Bye, Misch

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Mal wieder ein Gewinnspiel :)

Hallihallo :)
Heute hab ich mal wieder ein Gewinnspiel aus Deutschland, deshalb der deutsch Post :) Tine und Rina feiern den 1. Geburtstag von ihrem Blog LipglossLadys und veranstalten deswegen dieses tolle Gewinnspiel. Es gibt 2 Produkte aus der MAC Venomous Villains Kollektion, naemlich den Blush in der Farbe Bite of an Apple und den Lippenstift in Toxic Tale. Beide Sachen sind so toll, aber ich hab leider nicht genug Geld dafuer, also wuerde ich gerne gewinnen :) Hier auch noch einmal Herzlichen Glueckwunsch zum Bloggerjubilaeum!
Viele Gruesse,

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Clinique Anti Blemish Solutions Skincare Line Week 4

Hey Beauties,
this is my last post about the Clinique Anti Blemish Solutions Skincare Line. Not because I used it up, but because I stopped using it. It just didn't work for my skin and caused me even more breakouts. I already thought about stopping to use it, but I always told myself to keep trying, I thought it might take my skin a while to get used to it. And I know, it takes your skin 3 months to get used to a product, but I think after one month you should be able to tell wheter it'll work for you or not. It just broke out my skin and never removed those breakouts. I heard a lot of people saying that they love this skin care line and that it worked so well for them. Well....not for me, unfortunately. I would have loved to find this one working for my skin, but it doesn't. Every skin is different. I switched back to my old skincare system this weekend and it already helped my skin so much. This one is definitely the best stuff for my skin from the ones I tried so far. I might do a skincare routine for you sometime soon if you are interested in that. Leave a comment and tell me!
Now, the question at the end of every review: do I recommend it?
Well, personally, I can't really recommend it, just because it didn't work for me. But I heard so many people raving about this stuff, so yes, I do recommend it, since every skin is different. I can't promise it'll work for you, it didn't for me, but you can try it out. Though, I only recommend getting it when it's on sale as this little kit. Honestly, the skincare line isn't that great that I would pay that much money for the full sizes. So if you want to give it a try, get it when it comes in the little kit for 9 Euros.
I'm actually happy I didn't get another kit as I planned at first, and I'll give the rest that is still left over from my, more than half of it, to a friend. Maybe she'll be happy with it.

I hope you liked this review in a series! Let me know whether you want more of this kind of review, okay? Also, did it work for you? Or do you know anyone that likes this line?
Until next time! xoxo, Misch

Monday, 25 October 2010

NOTD October 25th: OPI - I'm Suzi & I'm a Chocoholic

Hey dear readers,
this is the nail polish I've been wearing the past couple of days: OPI - I'm Suzi & I'm a Chocoholic. Such a pretty color.
It's a brownish red brick creme, the perfect fall color. In some lights it looks chocolate brown, and then very red again. I think it's pretty unique, or does anyone know a dupe for it? I don't.
The quality is really good, just how it always is with OPI. Opaque with two coats, no tip wear until the 5th day of wearing it and just such a pretty color.
To me, this is the perfect fall color :) If you think about getting some OPI polishes any time soon, I really recommend getting this one. LOVE :)
Do you own this color as well? Or do you have another typical fall color?
I'd like to know!
xoxo, Misch

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Halloween Tutorials: Pin Up Look + Use It Up! Product 7 & 8

Hi there,
today I have something a little more simple for Halloween: a really basic Pin Up Look.
For this look there are 2 important things: the dramatic black eyeliner with a wing and the bright red lips.

You can use whatever you want, a gel liner, liquid liner or a pencil liner. I first used a very sharp pencil liner and lined my eye without doing the wing. The line should be pretty think and defined. Then you want to start to draw on you wing. Draw it piece-by-piece and take your time with it. Try to find a look that works for your eyeshape. Make sure both eyes are even. If it didn't work, just remove it and start again.
Now you want to take an angled brush and a matte black eyeshadow and go over the eyeliner. This will make it even darker and it'll make it last longer.
To really get the defined look, take an eyeshadow in the color of your skintone and pick it up with the angled brush (if you're using the same brush as before, clean it on the back of you hand first!). Now go around the eyeliner and the wing you created. That will make the liner look even harsher and more defined.

The lips are supposed to be bright red. I don't have a bright red lipstick, so I used a trick to get the bright red lips. But let's start with lining your lips with a natural skintoned lipliner. This will create the base for the color.
Now, go ahead and use yo0ur red lipstick, but if you don't have one, do this trick: Use a red eyeshadow and vaseline! I'm sure some of you own the 120 palette or one of the colorful Coastal Scents 88 palettes, and these contain red eyeshadows. So what you want to do is pick up some of the eyeshadow with a brush or a sponge-tip applicator, and get it onto the back of your hand. The take some vaseline and mix it with the red eyeshadow. Apply the mixed product onto you lips with your fingers or a lip brush. This trick works for any color, so if you are going for a specific lip color, just use an eyeshadow! And vaseline will also care your lips.
Now take your concealer and an angled or tapered brush. Pick some of the concealer up and go around the contour of your lips. This will define them really sharply.

Use It Up!:
I finally used up some more products! A topcoat by RdL, which I had for a while now and it got kinda it empty!
And then a lipbalm on velvet rose by Labello. This isn't my favorite lipbalm ever, but I still had it laying around here, so I used it up!

I hope you liked this tutorial!
I'll see you later!
xoxo, Misch

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Review: Essence Multi Color Blush

Hi Beauties!
here's another review for a product from the new Essence permanent line: one of the multi color blushes!

Basic Information:
The blush is available in two colors, the one I got is called "How cute is that?" (love the name). It contains 5 gramms and costs around 2.75 Euros.

Color and Pigmentation:
The colors in this blush are white, light pink, peach, coral and light brown. They aren't shimmery or glittery, but not exactly matte either, it's more of a sheen. The single color stripes are really small, so you aren't able to use just one color, you have to take all of them. Mixed together they make a light rosy-peachy color.
The blush isn't exactly pigmented. You only get out enough when you really scrape your finger or brush into it. On the face, they aren't that visible, only like a sheen.
It's more like a highlighter, even for really light skintones.
The blush is pretty longlasting, you just won't notice it that much because the color is so light. It definitely stayed for a few hours.

+ price
+ longlasting
+ not full of glitter or shimmer

- color stripes are too small to use single colors
- very light, more like a highlighter, but no blush
- bad pigmentation

Do I recommend it?
Not really. If you are searching for a nice highlighter, this one might be good for you, but if you actually want the colors it seems to have, don't get it. It's not that much of a great product.

Does anyone of you own this blush as well? What do you think of it?
Until next time!
Bye, Misch

Friday, 22 October 2010

Halloween Tutorials: Crazy Purple Look

Hi guys,

here's another Halloween tutorial for you.
This one is really creative and crazy, just right for Halloween! For this look I almost just used pigments.
Let's get started:
First apply a creamy black pencil liner (Essence black mania pencil liner) messily aroud your eye, only leaving out the inner corner.
Now you want to smudge this eyeliner. You can use you finger, a brush, a q-tip or a smudger. It's supposed to be very smoked out and to have a cat-eye shape.
Time for the eyeshadows! The black was just the base, and now we're gonna use purple and a bit of pink! Start at the outer corner and apply a shimmery dark purple pigment (I used [b]basic classic glam pigment in purple) along the outer cat-eye area. Then next to it, on the top lid, you wanna place a a bit lighter purple (Jesse's Girl eye dust in ultra violet) and next to that one, a purple-ish pink (Jesse's Girl eye dust in peek-a-boo). Use a shimmery white for the inner corner (Jesse's Girl eye dust in pixiedust). Then you want to darken up the crease. First use a grey color (Jesse's Girl eye dust in hi-ho silver) for that, and then a black (Jesse's Girl eye dust in blackstar blue). Always follow the shape you created with the eyeliner at the beginning.
On the lower lashline, apply a pink pigment ([b]basic classic glam pigment in pink) and blend it down pretty far.
Add some black pencil liner (Essence black mania pencil liner) to the top lashline, the waterline and the tightline. Add black mascara and fake lashes if you want (I don't.).
The rest of your face should be kept really natural.
So what would you wear this look for? A witch? Another magic person? Tell me!
I'm gonna do a few more looks before it's Halloween next week.

I'll see you later!
xoxo, Misch

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Clinique Anti Blemish Solutions Skincare Line - Week 3

Hey everyone!
this is just a quick update on my experiences with the Clinique Anti Blemish Solutions Skincare Line.
This week it basically did nothing for my skin. The huge brakouts it caused me last week got removed, but only partly. My skin didn't really get any worse, nor did it get better. I have no idea whether it'll help me in the future.
Ther toner is now about half way empty, and the moisturizer is also getting a bit less. Only the soap still seams to be almost as big as before.
Something I thought about is, that since I'm in my teenage years, it might not do abything at all against my breakouts and acne, because these are caused by hormons. I think I just have these huge expectation in the line, because it's so expensive and I heard good things about it.

I'll see you guys later!
xoxo, Misch

Monday, 18 October 2010

Halloween Tutorials: Torquoise Mermaid Look

Hey Beauties,
today I have another Halloween look for you guys! It's torquoise and would be perfect to wear if you are a mermaid for halloween :)
Let's get started:
First you want to select a shimmery torquoise color (mine is from the 120 palette) and apply it to you a bit over your crease, creating more of a cut crease. Then take a blue-ish torquoise color (120 palette) and blend it underneath the crease color, towards the lid. Then take a flat eyeshadow brush and apply a opaque creme color onto the lid, slightly blending it into the colorful crease. This color should be matte (I used the Catrice Nude Sensation eyeshadow in nude cream) so there is a contrast between the colors. There shouldn't be that much of a transition, make the line of separation pretty visible. Use a white pencil liner as you highlight on both the inner corner and the brow bone (Essence kajal pencil in white).
Apply a shimmery blue color that is more intense than the crease colors along you lower lashline (Alverde baked eyeshadow in intensive torquoise).
Now onto the eyeliner. I used a pencil liner (Essence Black Mania eye pencil), make sure it's sharpened! You want to line your top lashline and create a wing, same goes for the lower lashline. Make sure not to paint your waterliner, just the lashline! Apply black mascara.
Then you're done!
This look is pretty simple, but still not the same as any other look, especially because of the colored crease with no blending. Only the eyeliner could be a bit hard to do, but just go ahead and try it!
I hope you liked this one and I'll see you soon!
xoxo, Misch

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Haul: OPI & China Glaze

Hi there,
I have a haul today! Yay, I haven't posted one in a while which means I was pretty good, but about two weeks ago I just couldn't say no. There was a really good exchange rate, so I was able to get these polishes for not that much money, and, I saw swatches of the latest OPI collections and had to have some :) Luckily Trasdesign already had them, so I ordered 3 OPI nail polishes and 2 China Glaze colors.

These are the colors I got:
OPI Swiss Collection : I'm Suzi & I'm a Chocoholic. A really pretty brownish red brick creme.
OPI Burlesque Collection : Sparkle-icious. A clear polish with gold, purple and blue glitter in it.
OPI Burlesque Collection: Risin Star. A bronze-y gold shimmer color.
China Glaze : For Audrey. A pale torquoise creme, looks like the packages Tiffany jewelry comes in.
China Glaze Summer Days Collection (last year) : Strawberry Fields. A pink with gold glass-flecks in it.
I love all of the polishes, they're so pretty! Expect some NOTD coming up! :)

That's it for today, I'll see you soon!
Bye, Misch

Saturday, 16 October 2010

EOTD October 16th: Nude Look and Bright Eyes

Hi guys,
y'all wanted some neutral looks and here is the first one I'm gonna show you!

First you want to have completely clean eyes. Apply eyecream if you use one.
Then you want to apply concealer to your undereye area, especially to your dark circles. I used the Maybelline dream mousse concealer in 04 rose beige
Next you want to define you eyebrows. I first applied the Rival de Loop eyebrow pencil in medium brown, and then fixed it with the Rival de Loop Young browgel.
Now you want to apply you eyeshadow base. This will even out your lid, keep the eyeshadows from creasing, makes them appear brighter and lets them last longer. I used the Rival de Loop Young eyeshadow base, but the old one without shimmer.
Apply a matte brown color to your crease, using a fluffy blending brush. It's not supposed to darken the look, just to give your eyes more dimension. I used Essence Soft Matt eyeshadow in silky smooth.
Then you want to put white eyeliner (pencil liner) underneath the arch of your brow and to your inner corner, this will brighten up you eyes. I used the Essence kajal pencil in white.
Blend the white eyeliner to achieve the natural look.
Finish off by using brown or black mascara on both your top and bottom lashes. I used the Maybelline Colossal Volum' Express.
That's the finished look!
It's super qucick and really easy! I hope you liked it!
Bye, Misch