Sunday, 26 January 2014

Preview: LEs for February 2014

Hey there!

Today I'd like to quickly show you 2 previews for LEs that are anticipated for February.

The first one is by Essence and it's called New In Town. You can see the promo pictures here *click*. Now there is no mention of this in the preview, but normally there are two LEs per year that are called New In Town, and they always contains a couple of products from the upcoming permanent line change. So I presume that this is the case here as well. The products look cute but not that spectacular, I guess I'll have to judge them at the store.

The other LE is by Catrice and it's called Creme Fresh. Now this one looks way more promising than the Essence one in my opinion. You can see it here *click*. It's full of pastel shades, but very cute ones. Not that new maybe, but very appropriate for the season.

After all I don't find them utterly interesting so far, but maybe I'll like a product or two at the store. We'll see then :D

What do you think of it?
xoxo, Misch

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Review: The Body Shop Coconut Shower Cream

Hi there!

Today I'd like to review a shower cream from The Body Shop that I received for Christmas!
  • The Body Shop Coconut Shower Cream
  • contains 8.4 fl oz/ 250 ml
  • costs 6,50 Euros
  • is soap-free
  • contains Community Fair Trade virgin coconut oil from Samoa
  • has a very thick consistency
  • nice coconut scent
  • easy to apply 
  • thick consistency
  • very moisturizing
  • you don't necessarily have to use a moisturizer afterwards (even with my rather dry skin)
  • lathers nicely
  • you have to use quite a lot of product
  • price a bit high considering the huge amount needed
After all, I am quite a big fan of this shower cream! I love how deeply it moisturizes my skin, that is really geat and not something a lot of products can achieve. I'd suggest you smell the different versions at the store and decide whether there's something among them for you!
Has anyone of you tried this shower cream?

xoxo, Misch

Monday, 20 January 2014

Benefit Hoola Bronzer Swatches

Hey guys!

Today I'd like to show you swatches of my new favourite product that I got myself for Christmas: Benefit's Hoola Bronzer. This is not so much a review as more of a post about general information and swatches.
It contains 8g and costs 32,95 Euros. Its shade is a matte brown one that isn't too warm. It also comes with a little brush but its bristles aren't that soft, so I prefer to use my own brush.
It is nicely pigmented but not too strongly, and you can blend it very nicely.
I really love using it! It's never too much, and it adds a nice healthy-looking tone to your face, which is great. Sure, it's not that inexpensive, but the quality is really worth it.

Has anyone of you tried this bronzer?

xoxo, Misch

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Review: Maybelline Super Stay 24h Waterproof Powder

Hello guys!

Today I'd like to review a product I've been trying out for a while now. I'm talking about Maybelline's Super Stay 24h Waterproof Powder.
  • Maybelline Super Stay 24h Waterproof Powder
  • shade: 30 Sand
  • contains 9g
  • costs 7,95 Euros
  • compact contains a little sponge and a mirror
  • available at pretty much all drugstores
  • availability
  • nice range of shades for light skin tones
  • mirror and sponge included (I personally don't use the sponge, though)
  • very silky feel
  • easy to apply with a brush
  • nice but not that strong coverage
  • mattifies well
  • lasts rather long
  • isn't as waterproof and sweat-resistant as it promises
  • fades during the day (nowhere near the promised 24h)
  • can easily look cakey (don't use too much!)
  • price is a bit high
After all, I quite like this powder. It of course can't fulfil all its promises, that would be magic and way too much to expect. I love how this mattifies nicely, and don't mind reapplying it during the day. It is of good quality for a drugstore product in my opinion.

Has anyone of you tried this one?
xoxo, Misch

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Spotted: Essence Kalinka Beauty LE

Hi guys!

Today I'd like to talk about Essence's other current LE, called Kalinka.

Kalinka contains 3 eyeshadows, 1 set of fake single lashes, 2 eyebrow pencils, 1 lip brush, 2 duo lip creams, 1 blush, 4 nail polishes, 2 hair mascaras and 1 beauty bag. You can find an overview of all products here *click*.

The eyeshadows are all shimmer, and of really pretty colours. They aren't that special but look pretty nonetheless.

The set of fake lashes contains individual lashes, which generally look more natural than whole fake lashes. These, however, come in a set of not only black but also two bright colours! Only something for more daring people.

The eyebrow pencils are one for lighter and one for darker hair types. They also have a little brush on the cap. I personally prefer to fill in my eyebrows with eyeshadow, however.

The lip brush looks fine, might be worth a try.

The duo lip creams are of very bright colours. For these you would need the above mentioned lip brush. One of the colours in each duo is matte, the other one shimmery.

The blush is of a peach colour with a nice shimmer, and it looks really gorgeous! I definitely was tempted to buy it but then decided I had enough peach shades.

The nail polishes are very cute and contain an interesting pearl shimmer. 

The hair mascaras are something that I personally find rather useless, but I'm sure there are people who use these. You can basically add colourful accents to your hair with them.

And finally, the little beauty bag in the shade of a Matryoshka. Looks really cute.

After all, I quite liked looking at this LE, and I'm sure you'll be able to find something cute you might like. But there wasn't anything utterly exciting in it, at least not for me.
What do you think about it?

xoxo, Misch

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Spotted: Essence Ice Ice Baby LE

Hey everyone!

I recently saw this LE at the drugstore, and I thought I might share my thoughts on it. This is Essence's Ice Ice Baby LE.

This LE contains 3 eyeshadows, 3 eye pencils, 2 lip balms, 1 shimmer powder, 4 nail polishes, 1 hand lotion and 1 cable clip accessory. Here *click* you can see all of the products.

The eyeshadows are cool-toned and look shimmery. Unfortunately I wasn't able to test their pigmentation, sorry!

They eye pencils are of a metallic finish and come in three different colours. They were too much colour for my taste, don't really wear colours that much.

The lip balms look very cute and bright. I doubt, however, that they will have a real visible colour pay off.

The shimmer powder appears to be very frosty. It's of a white-ish silvery color and very shimmery.

The nail polishes are of cute colours that match the whole collection quite well. They are definitely interesting and not too common. The shimmer of them makes them interesting in my opinion!

The hand lotion looks nice and promises an deeply moisturizing effect. Couldn't really tell what it smelled like, though.

Last but not least, the cable clip. Might come in handy for people who need this kind of stuff, I don't really.

After all, this is a cute, winter-themed LE that makes a nice impression. I do like how all of the products work together, but there wasn't anything that sparked my interest.
What do you think of it?

xoxo, Misch

Friday, 10 January 2014

NOTD January 10th: Essie - Forever Yummy

Hello everyone!

Today I'm going to show you Forever Yummy by Essie.
Forever Yummy is a red creme. It's very shiny and darker than bright red, more leaning towards blood. But you can still easily tell that it's a red, it's not dark enough to look blackened. It's rather blue-toned.

Application was really nice, it was very squishy, which also makes for a great amount of shine. I did three coats for the result shown in the pictures, but you could get away with two thicker ones.
Forever Yummy really is a classy shade of red, it's not too bright but also not dark. I really love the way it looks, although it's most definitely a rather basic shade and more than easily dupeable. If you'd like to see a comparison to similar reds, please let me know!

What do you think of it?
xoxo, Misch

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Review: Essence Dark Romance LE Highlighter

Hi there!

I'm now finally getting round to doing this review, sorry it took so long! In the following I'll be sharing my thoughts on Essence's Highlighter from the Dark Romance LE.

  • Essence Cream Highlighter 01 Light Up!
  • part of the Dark Romance LE, December 2013
  • contains 4 g
  • costs 2,95 Euros
  • is of a white-ish pale colour, rather cool-toned
  • contains a very fine shimmer than looks rather pinkish
  • has a thick creamy consistency
  • price
  • very light colour that will make a good highlight for pretty much every skin tone
  • very fine shimmer that won't make you look all glittery
  • easy to apply with brush/ fingers
  • easy to blend due to the creamy consistency
  • you can layer it for more/ less intensity
  • the highlight isn't really that strong
  • the consistency could be smoother
  • the consistency is not the best for oily skin
After all, I think this is a nice product. Whether you'll like it or not depends on what you want from it. If you're going for a very subtle highlight, this is your product. But if you expect a very strong effect from it, there are way better products available for your purposes.

Has anyone of you tried it out?
xoxo, Misch

Monday, 6 January 2014

NOTD January 6th: Essie - Mint Candy Apple

Hey there!

Today I'd like to show you a nail polish I recently purchased, Mint Candy Apple by Essie.
Mint Candy Apple is a mint creme. It falls perfectly between blue and green, not leaning strongly towards either. It's somewhat pastel.

Application was good, it's very creamy and smooth. I ended up doing 3 thin coats to avoid patchiness, but it already looked great after two.
I really like Mint Candy Apple as it's a light and subtle shade, but still not boring. It's a bit elegant and very wearable, so I can highly recommend it. 

Has anyone of you tried this shade?

xoxo, Misch

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year of 2014!

I wish you only the best for this year! May it be full of love, happiness and joy! You deserve this year to be great for you, so make the most of it and be yourselves! I am sure that it will hold something special for everyone of you! :)

Happy New Year and a happy new season of Sherlock!

Love, Misch