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Iam a German 40s/50s/60s Pin up Girl, Retro Addict and Weirdo. I love make up, to craft, do photoshootings and collect vintage clothes/ lingerie. In my blog you can read all about it, mashed up with my thoughts about fashion/styling.

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Donnerstag, 31. Juli 2014

Memebox Nakedbox #20 - unboxing

Hello everyone,
 
after having some points left I thought I give the Nakedboxes from Memebox another try (Remember, they put in another BB Cream than announced last time and it upset me. I ended up liking the BB Cream anyway in the end once I overcame my big disappointment).
 
If you do not know what the Nakedbox is: It is a version of Memebox, where you know from the beginning which items will actually be in it. Often they are a mixture of things which where in previous box and new products. They cost the same as a Memebox (23 $ + 6,99 $), but can be shipped within a few days and you don´t need to pre-order for months in advance. Weird enough - this particular box is still available at the time I post this blog!
 
So here are my first thoughts on the box :-) If you wish you can see it as a "What was my motivation to buy this box" post.

Reason why I will never be a famous or super-popular blogger - products are not in running order ;-)
 
1.Unnie-cream - 75g (full-size product)
Description:
A light, unnie-cream moisturizer is infused with 9 essential oils. This powerful moisturizer promotes long-lasting hydration with hyaluronic acid by elastically trapping moisture. Skin is left feeling moist, smooth and younger looking all day!
 
What I think:
This sounds like a very interesting moisturizer! I liked the idea of essential oils in a cream and already imagine how healthy it will be for my skin. I am still searching for my total holy grail moisturizer so this is worth a try!
 
2.CREMORLAB Mineral Treatment Essence - 100ml (sample-size product)
Description:
This Mineral Treatment Essence is made through a natural fermentation process in order to moisturize and nourish the skin with the least irritants possible.
 
What I think:
The description appealed to me a lot because I didn´t get an Fermentation Superbox, yet really want to try fermented products without commiting to an entire bunch of fermented products (in case it doesn´t work with my skin). Also, for a sample size it is a generous amount!
 
3.TONYMOLYLuminous BB - around 15g (sample-size product)
Description:
A foundation that is carefully made with only the absolute components of BB and CC creams. The SPF 30 PA++ will protect your skin from the sun, while also giving you full coverage!
 
What I think:
Actually I don´t need another BB Cream as I am mostly using the Etude House BB Cushion presently, but well, let´s try that one :-) I just hope it is not TOO luminous for me. I guess I´ll see about it ;-)
 
4. SELLA Organic Soap around 15g (sample-size product)
Description:
Sella's organic cleansing bar is a facial cleanser made with 100% natural ingredients, hand-picked from the purest regions around the world. It claims to be the most effective anti-aging and pore-minimizing cleanser. Suitable for all skin types.
 
What I think:
Cleansers are always more than just ok with me. I have an entire stash of cleansers I haven´t gotten round to use yet as I don´t want like maaaaany open bottles (so far I have maaany, but not maaaaany ;-) So, it´ll get it´s turn ;-)
 
5. LJH Dr's Care Vita Propolis Ampoule 15ml (sample-size product)
Description:
Bring out the natural luminosity of your skin with this unique combination of propolis, vitamin extracts, and witch hazel. A natural blend of beeswax and resin collected from the buds of conifer and poplar trees, propolis has been used for centuries to treat wounds and burns with its germicidal properties. LJH Dr.’s Care Vita Propolis Ampoule smoothes, hydrates, and illuminates your skin without the stickiness. This product is dermatologist-tested and suitable for sensitive skin.
 
What I think:
This is the only repeat product for me. It didn´t exactly rock my world the first time around (I didn´t feel it did anything), but I will keep it around for fall and winter and maybe it´ll add to my skin than ;-)
 

Mittwoch, 30. Juli 2014

Rossmann Schön für mich Box Juli 2014 - unboxing


Hello everyone,
 
I am probably the last blogger in Germany to write about the "Schön für mich" Box by drugstore Rossmann. ;-) I only got it yesterday as I only found my card to pick it up yesterday, so here you go.
 
I have to mention that this is the first beauty box from Germany I ever bought, despite being German and living there all my life and it was actually a happy accident. You sort of win this box on Facebook and than it only costs 5 € and you pick it up one month later at the nearest Rossmann Store near you. I had tried to win two times before and failed, so imagine my surprise when I participated - and WON :-D
 
One thing must be said - this box is HUGE! About three times as big as a Memebox. In the initial box I found a second box and in this box I found the products wrapped in paper with the info card on top.
Zeckito classic Pumpspray:
I have a love/hate relationship with mosquito spray for the body. I appreciate that it keeps the stings away, I don´t like the smell. John and I will totally find use for it ;-)
 
Wellness & Beauty Körperspray:
A body spray with green tea and olive. It really smells nice, so I have popped it into my hand bag for those times when I need a bit of refreshment
 
 Sun Ozon Sonnenmilch SPF 20:
A Sun milk with SPF 20. I usually prefer a higher SPF (something like 50 during summer and 30 for the rest of the year) and actually just stocked up as I ran out of last years, but I am sure I will find use for it. I could use it on my leg for example as they barely ever get sun anyway (I am no sun bather, my skin just turns greyish brown and uneven when I do)
 
Info Card
CD Glücksgefühl:
This orange flower fragranced deodorant is lovely. I like the smell, but wish it would stay around a little longer. It is a perfect summer fragrance and I used it already!
 
Alnatura Lipstick "Classic Red":
A lovely strong red. I would have chosen this one myself, so it is a total win! Actually I wear it today!
 
Rival de Loop Express Nails:
A cute little orange nail polish. This would have been my choice, too. Orange is such a great summer color!
 
Synergen Cream Make-up in camel:
This is the only total let down as it is nowhere near my skin color. Synergen has so many products, I think it would have been safer for them to go for a skin care product, so more people have a fair chance to use it.
 
Scholl Velvet Smooth Feuchtigkeitspflege:
A Foot Cream that is suppoed to soak in within 60 seconds. I am almost done peeling my foot from an Asian foot peeling product and ready to treat my feet nice. I can see this playing a role in my evening routine, especially if it really just needs 60 seconds to absorb!
 
Altogether: A really nice box with drug store brands. The price (only 5€) is really amazing. I won´t stray from my Korean skin care boxes, but I will keep on trying to win whenever Rossmann is posting their Schön für dich box game on Facebook.

Freitag, 18. Juli 2014

Memebox Special #7 Milk - unboxed

Hello everyone,

DHL was playing with me again and I got my Milk special box only today. ;-) Imagine my surprise when the  tacking said "not delivered due to vacation". It was like a bad joke and I had a hard time finding an email contact to DHL to tell them that I am home. So imagine how happy I was when finally the post man was ringing!



Memebox Special Milk Edition, Price 23$ + 6,99$ for Shipping here










1. Hello Everybody Bubble Bath Steam Milk 25 g (full size! Price: 4$)
Product Description:
Here´s the perfect beauty get away for you girls out there who´s feeling weary and stressed out after a long day. Take a hot bubble bath with Hello Everybody´s steam milk and it´s mild vanilla fragrance and abundant steam bubbles will gently soothe both your body & mind. The almond oil, chamomile and rosemary leaf extracts also included in the product will help soften and nourish your skin.

What I think:
There´s nothing like a hot relaxing bath, so yay for this lovely Bubble Bath! And it smells deicious like milk and honey. I wish I could eat it!!!!

2. Hello Everybody Nature Holic Body Lotion Milk 300ml (full size! Price 25$)
Product Description:
This all natural body lotion is made from organic goat milk and is extremely gentle, moisturizing and fast absorbing. It´s also rich in aloe vera, honey, lemon balm and spearmint extracts and thus carries a very strong moisture locking formula to keep your skin smooth and supple.
 
What I think:
This body lotion sounds great and the size is verrrrry generous! I can´t wait to try that one. Between us: I am actually on a shower gel and body lotion spending ban until I have used up some of my extremely huge pile of them, so it is nice to get a new one without the bad conscience ;-)

3. Pure Smile Choosy Lip Scrub 25g (full size! Price 11$)
Product Description:
This gentle lip scrub is packed with all sorts of natural goodies - sugar, peach extracts, milk protein extracts, chamomile extracts, bees wax - for removing dead skins, deeply nourishing and adding an extra luster to your dry chapped lips.

What I think:
I own and love the Lip Peeling in Bubble Gum from Lush, so I look forward to trying another lip scrub! Also: I really love the Pure Smile Snail conditioner I got in the Snail Super Box, so I am happy to see Pure Smile featured again. I hope that this brand makes it into the Memeshop.

4. Pure Smile Milk Mask Pack 23ml (Full Size! Price 1$)
Product Description:
Replenish your complexion into a baby face with the Milk Mask PAck rich in milk protein nutricients which aid in hydrating and smoothing out uneven skin texture:

What I think:
Sheet masks are my most favourite skin care item, so yay!

5. Skin Ceramic Donkey Milk &; Argan Oil Multi Steam Cream 100g (Full size: 34$)
Product Description:
No chemical preservatives. No artificial fragrance. No artificial coloring! Made from 100% organic argan oil and natural donkey milk, known to be more nutricious than milk or goat milk and most similar to mother´s breast milk, this multi steam cream delivers intensive hydration and nutrition deep down into your skin. The whipped cream-like texture allows it to absorb softly and quickly as well.

What I think:
I have never used a steam cream and I never tried donkey milk either so this will be an really new experience for me. I wonder whether this is better suited for winter (because of the argan oil), but I guess I will find out soon. Note the cute packaging and that it is 100g. Now, this is a biiiiiiig jar of cream!

6. Ernesti Rice & Milk Foaming Cleanser 120ml (Full size! Price 15$)
Product Description:
A foam cleanser made from mineral rich hot spring water and packed with rice and milk extracts, this product will thoroughly cleanse deep into your pores, yet deliver rich moisture leaving your skin glowing with a natural translucence.

What I think:
I love foam cleansers and I don´t have one with rice or/and milk yet, so I will test it soon!

7. Pure Smile Choosy Lip Pack Milk (Full size Product! Price 1$)
Product Description:
Pamper your chapped lips with Pure Smile´s Choosy Lip Pack abundant in milk,  protein extracts for strengthening the moisture level and reviving the juicy glow of your lips. This easy to apply lip patch will help maintain healthy, silky smooth lips.

What I think:
The perfect match for the Pure Smile lip scrub. I love when I can combine items!

Overall: EVERYTHING is full size! Yet, one was able to purchase it for the price of a global Memebox. Sure, some products are not thaaaat expensive, but this is so full packed it would have been a worthy Super Box. I am so happy I got it! I also love that there are complimenting products such as the Pure Smile Lip items and the Hello Everybody bubble bath and body lotion. There is not one thing that I feel meh about! This was the last box I ordered from this batch and I would have been very upset if I had missed it!

Samstag, 12. Juli 2014

Memebox Special #6 Whole Grain - unboxed!

Hello everyone,

No idea why it is like that, but DHL is delivering my Memebox Specials seperately rather than all at once, despite them all beeing sent off the same day and despite them beeing scanned by DHL minutes after each other. Anyway. Today I picked up another lovely box (actually it is my fave box ever so far!). Fingers crossed they deliver the next one some time during the day ;-)

Memebox Special # 6 Whole Grain Edition, Price 23$ + 6,99$ for Shipping available here























1. Grinif Nature Oatmeal Scrub Bar 130g (Full size! 9$)
Product Description:
This 100% organic and hand-made cleansing bar is literally packed with gentle natural incredients such as oatmeal, rice bean, mung bean, red beans, shea butter and jojoba oil to nourish and moisturize as well as deeply cleanse your skin.

What I think:
One or two weeks ago there was a biiiig Grinif Sale in the Memeshop and I almost bought the scrub bar. But the shipping costs were rather high and I figured "I don´t really need this, do I?" and while my skin care lovers heart was weeping, my bank account would have weeped even more because I will go on an unplanned vacation. How lucky am I that it ended up in this Memebox special!

2. Herbclinic Rice Bran Powder 80g (Full Size! Price 8$)
Product Description:
This 100% RAW Rice Bran Powder brings you the best of what Mother Nature has to offer! It will deliver intensive nourishment and instant revival to your skin after a tiring day. You´ll be able to feel a visible difference the next morning.

What I think:
I love masks, so this will go on my "to try" stash. My stash is growing, but hey, I am completely innocent - they just happened to be in my Memeboxes ;-)

3. Purebess Galactomyces 100% 50ml (Full size! Price 15$)
Product Description:
Purebess emphasizes it´s using 100% concentrate of galactomyces and the result is this pure Galactomyces Essence! Galactomyces works not only to lock in moisture within your skin, but also to rid of any residues piled up in your pores and remove any signs of fine line along your contours, delivering an overall effect of a more translucent and naturally glowing skin!

What I think:
The staff at Memebox has to spy my computer because this was on my ebay wishlist. I only heard about Galactomyces recently and got interested in it (after I found out it´s no Future Mouse from Outer Space with super powers). It is my understanding that Galactomyces are sort of a yeast and help your skin recovering, but that you shouldn´t use it like every day because otherwise your skin turns lazy and doesn´t work on it´s own. I guess that makes it the perfect item for bad skin days. I read a commercial statement frm Purebess that it this product has better incredients than the Brand with the big "S" (I speculate they might mean SK II, but who knows, right;-) I am really getting lucky this time, don´t I`?

Extra huge pile of products in that one!
4. Purebess Galactomyces 80 Eye Cream 50ml (Full Size! Price 20$)
Product Description:
Purebess emphasizes it´s using 100% concentrate od galactomyces and the result is this pure Galactomyces Essence! Galactomyces works not only to lock in moisture within your skin, but also to rid of any residues piled up in your pores and remove any signs of fine line along your contours, delivering an overall effect of a more translucent and naturally glowing skin!

What I think:
I was eyeing a Galactomyces eye cream (from a cheaper brand though) on ebay as well, so Memebox totally SCORED with this! And it is a big one!!! 50ml!

5. Purederm Anti-Stress Heat Therapy Mask Oatmeal 150ml (Full size! Price 12$)
Product Description:
When applied this unique heat therapy mask releases pores to open them up instantly so that it could remove any residues clogged up inside and deliver deep nourishment and moisture into your skin. High concentration of oatmeal extracts, jasmine extracts, cactus extracts and honey help improve your skin elasticity and the overall complexion.

What I think:
I often like to use a scrub or a heat mask before using a sheet mask, give I have the time to do that before hand, so this comes in handy as I bought tiny pouches of heating masks so far.

6. Purederm Rice Bran Collagen Mask 18ml x 2 (Full size! Price 5$)
Product Description:
This 100% natural pulp mask is rich in rice bran extracts, plant collagen and vitamin E and it´s effective in brightening and smoothing out your dull complexion for an healthy glow.

What I think:
Hurray for sheet masks and this even comes in a set of two (which I like extra much as I can test is more thoroughly!)

7. Purederm Daily Moisturizing Hand Mask Oatmeal 1 pair (full size! Price 7$)
Product Description:
Truly beautiful women are recognizable from their silky smooth hands. Erase off those years with Purederm´s daily hand masks enriched with oatmeal to deeply moisturie and nourish your tires coarse hands.

What I think:
I will definitely save that one for winter time when I have super dry hands!

8. Purederm Invigorating Foot Scrub Walnut 25ml (Full Size Product! Price 4$)
Product Description:
An invigorating blend of walnut shells and acricot seeds works together to gently exfoliate and soften rough, dry and calloused skin on your feet. This natural fiber scrub is also ideal to be used on elbows and knees. Almond, aloe and lavender extracts also deliver deep nutrition and soothing effect to your feet.

What I think:
Sounds like a nice one! Can´t wait to try it.

Overall:
This box featured 3 items that I considered buying anyway (scrub bar, Galactomyces essence, Galactomyces eye cream) as well as masks which are always a hit for me! If you count the two Purederm Rice Bran mask as seperate items this contains a whooping 9 (!!!) products!!! I couldn´t have wished for a better box! Also: this features only full size items as well, so I am over the moon!

Donnerstag, 10. Juli 2014

Memebox Special Edition "Oriental Medicine" - unboxed

Hello everyone,

when Memebox came out with the Milk, Whole Grain and Oriental Medicine Boxes it took a while... At first I only ordered the Oriental Medicine one, that I went and picked the Whole Grain Edition and than, when we got extra points I finally had my break through and ordered the Milk Box as well. And I am happy I did :-) So far I only received the Oriental Medicine Edition, but Milk and Whole Grain are on their way (I guess;-)

Memebox Special Oriental Medicine Edition, Price 23$ + 6,99$ for Shipping

1. D'RAN Wonder Serum 30ml Price 30$)
Product Description:
Made from 20 differen Korean medical herbs such as ginseng, black hoof mushrooms, licorice, portulaca and ganoderma, the Wonder Serum delivers abundant nutrients and moisture deep into your skin to erase those years off your face, for a revitalized, glowing complexion.

What I think:
I always love trying a new serum and I only have positive experiences with Ginseng (except for the one time when I tried an Ginseng Energy drink. I just couldn´t drink more than one mouthful). So this one will be my next serum for day use once I finish off the one I presently use.







2. Purederm Korean Herb Mask (randomly selected from Brightening Mask, Refining Mask, Hydrating Mask, and Moisturising Mask) (Price 2$)
Product Description: 
Enriched with organic Korean herb extracts,. these masks each carry their own functions according to the various incredients utilized. They´re all high in vintamin E and collagen to maintain the moisture/oil balance in your skin. Also, the mask material is thick enough to deliver sufficient nutrients in a short time spec.

What I think:
Masks are always fine with me, so yay!


3. Donginbi Donginbidam Red Ginseng Aqua Oil & Red Ginseng Aqua Pack Essence 5ml (Full size 50ml, Price 90$/180$)

Product Description:
Donginbi is a super premium brand only found in Korean beauty departmentstores. The Red Ginseng Aqua Oil Pack Essence series is effectively renowned for it´s delicate packaging designed to reflect traditional Koream porcelain.
The red ginseng extracts have powerful medicinal formula that effectively soothe and lock in moisture, ultimately making your skin silkier and smoother.

What I think:
I haven´t tried a Aqua Oil or a Aqua Pack Essence is, so I am curious to experiment with them :-)

4. Hanhui CC Cream 50ml (Price 30$)
Product Description:
This unique CC cream is infused with red ginseng extracts, cactus extracts and galactomyces fermented extracts to make your skin silky smooth and shine with natural glow from within. It´s not like a BB cream in that it brightens upyour skin tone. A CC Cream works to even out and cover up visible pores and fine lines on your face, controlling your complexion to look it´s most natural yet flawless in it´s imperfections. 

What I think:
Not too long ago I purchased a Red Ginseng CC Cream off ebay, so once more Memebox is reading my mind. I will compare the creams in a battle of life and death and will keep the winner ;-) I am very interested in experimenting with galactomyces, which are something similar to yeast and are said to be great for the skin, 


5. Shib Jang Ceng Chun Ji Heang Hand Cream 80ml (Price 17$)
Product Description:
Made from 110 years old wild ginseng extracts, shea butter, and olive oil, this hand cream is extremely rich in nutrients and delivers deep revitalization to your dry, easily-roughened hands. Its highly moistuirizing formula allows for a fast, soft absorbance and a long-lasting finish.

What I think:
I never use Hand Cream, but I really should do this more, so this will go straight into my hand bag!

Overall:
A amazing box with great product range. I can´t wait to try everything! Especially the CC Cream and the Wonder Serum interest me. But there is actually no product I feel meh about! Everything but the Donginbi products is FULL SIZE!!! I am over the moon!

Dienstag, 8. Juli 2014

Snail Creams - Mizon vs. The Skin House

Hello everyone,

I received the Skin House Snail System cream in the Snail Superbox by Memebox  and figured it is similar to the Mizon Snail Repair cream. Boy, was I wrong.
 
If you have no idea what Iam talking about right now when Iam talking snail creams, let me show you the promo material for Mizon and Snail House...
 


Consistency-wise Mizon is more like a moisturizing cream gel, while skin  house is way more stringy, slimey and sticky. In fact Skin House is a bit tricky to apply. I usually take out a smaller than pea-size amount of it, rub it between my fingers and than try to put it on in one motion. Once it is applied it dries to a less sticky surface.

Overall my observation is that Skin House functions to lock in moisture and should definitely be the last step of your skin care routine, while Mizon provides moisture and should be the first step of your skin care routine.
 
I recommend Skin House as a night care only cream, because I once tried it as a day cream and my BB Cream started to peel off when I applied it on top of it, something which usually NEVER happens to me. Meanwhile you can use the Mizon Snail Repair Cream day and night if you please without any problems.
 
Both Skin House and Mizon work really well, but if you are grossed out easily I would say go for Mizon as it is easier to apply and more of a gel cream consistency. If you want to go full snail power and are a adventurous type I suggest you get both of them.
 
I don´t know whether I will re-purchase the Skin House Cream. I will use it up for sure (a little goes a long way. I have been using it since May 28th and it is still very full. I guess I will still have a long time to make up my mind about it. :-) After all I am happy that I got to try it!

Dienstag, 1. Juli 2014

Memebox #12 - unboxed

     Hello everyone,

      I received Memebox #12 today and off course I am posting it straight away!

    Memebox #12 costs 23$ plus 6,99$ shipping and features 6 full size/deluxe sample size items.

      Please take note of the special Memebox offers I posted in the left side-bar so you won´t miss out on special offers:-)






       














       
   1. Ryo Anti-Hair Loss Treatment 50 ml (Full size 200ml, Price 12$
    Product Description:
    Infused with biota seed, green tea and gold extracts, this hair treatment will not only prevent hair loss
    but also re-energize and strengthen thin, damaged hair. It´s excellent cooling formula will gently soothe and nourish your scalp at the same time.

     What I think:
     I tend to lose a lot of hair, at least according to John, my opinion however is, that it is easier to find long dark red hairs on the floor as opposed to short natural brownish-red hair. With this clear I will give the treatment a try ;-)

     2. Banila Co. Claypatra Salt Clay Pack 12 g (Full Size 100g, Price 21$)
     Product description:
     The 100% pure mud extracted straight from the Dead Sea (consistent of salt and minerals effectively removes and excess sebum, dead skin and external pollutants clogged up in your pores. The mineral rich formula also delivers deep hydration and nourishment to the skin.
          
     What I think
     I love clay masks, so I will give it a try. I just wish it came as a bigger sample. It is barely enough to really try the mask.
 

     3. Plagentra White Mark Cream 15g (Full product 100g, Price 38$) +
     4.Plagentra White Mark Lotion, Cream, Massage Gel - 3 sachets (Full products 100g, Price 38$)
     Product description:
     Ever been stressed over stretch marks on your belly or on your thighs? Plagentra´s white mark         cream will be your life saver, with it´s scientifically approved formula to treat overly stretched          
     skin and balance out any uneven tone on your body.
     
     What I think:
     Actually I don´t have any stretch marks worth mentioning, so this will go to someone else.

     5.  L.vida Nail Polish in Passion Blue (Full size, Price 7$)
     Product Description:
     L.vidas popular nail-polish line comes in vibrant, trendy colors, each packages with a lovely flower     bouquet around it´s neck. These nail colors are highly aknowledges for their high end long lasting         finish as well.

     What I think:
     I never say no to a beautiful nail polish! Especially if it is a pretty summer color!

     6. Inter-cos Smooth Sensitive Removal Cream 250 ml (Full Size! Price: 43$)
     Product Description:
     This unique spray type removal cream allows you to remove hair from even the most sensitive areas     of the body.
     
    What I think:
    Now this is a product that sounds super-fun to use. A spray on hair remover! I will try it out soon! I
    also love the very generous size of this!

7. Palan Cysence Organic Essence 120ml (Full Size!, Price 60$)
Product Description:
Highly praised by beauty experts and hair designers, Palan´s famous hair essence is a non-greasy lotion type treatment for dry, damaged hair that you don´t have to wash off. Made from natural herbal incredients it´s extremely gently and deeply moisturizing.

What I think:
I like the generous size and that I can leave it in my hair. I tend to use hair products more often if I don´t need to wash them out. I will make sure to try that one!

Overall:
My favourite products at the first glance are the Inter-coos Removal cream, Claypatra and the nail polish. I would be happy about one hair products, but two is a bit much for the box (unless it would be a set of two, such as a shampoo and conditioner from the same brand). I will try them anyway and hope I will end up loving them :-). I can imagine a lot of people being interested in the stretch mark cream, but Iam not really one of them. I will give it to someone else that could appreciate it more.

Sonntag, 29. Juni 2014

Memeboxes put to the test (Review for #8, #10, #11, LB #1 and LB #2)

Hello everyone,
 
I have been intensively testing some Memebox products again and wanted to let you know which ones I liked and which ones were not working for me. I waited again until I had a bunch of them :-) It sure takes a while because I have so much to test, but I put myself on a spending ban and only will order when there is a super special offer. However Iam presently waiting for 11 boxes, so I can assure you you won´t get bored... I still get all the Global boxes I pre-ordered months ago, the Cacao, Whole grain, Milk, Oriental Medicine, Zero, K-Style and OMG Box. So keep your eyes peeled for those little darlings ;-)

By the way. You may find the special Memebox offers now on the bar on left side, so if you want to buy one you can save and make a bargain.

 
Drww Multi-Action smart Cream gel - Memebox #10:
I love this! It is a great gel, combined with essence and works great on a hot day. It isn't sticky and is quickly absorbed by my skin. However if you have dry skin it probably won't be moisturizing or rich enough. For combination or oily skin it is perfect!

Caolion Mool Pool Deep cleansing-Memebox 10:
A really nice gel cleanser. I massage it on my skin and it removes almost all make up on my face! Highly recommended!

CNP Laboratory cleansing perfecta - luckybox #1:
This is a cleansing gel,too. But in comparision to Mool Pool it doesn't work as well. I still end up having tons of make up on my face when using it :-( I will pass it on to someone else.

Nuganic Customize Sun Block - Luckybox #2:
Honestly the best sun block I ever used! Despite the SPF 50PA+++ it does not leave a white cast on my skin and is quickly absorbed! If you hate sun blocks and can't be bothered this is the one you are going to love!

Heart Face Ultra Pore Care Sleeping Pack - Memebox #8:
Whenever I use this I wake up with beautiful skin. It reduces pimples and sebum/sweat production while I sleep. And a little goes a long way. If I run out of it Iam likely to reputchase it!

Dear by Enprani Moistfull Booskin - Memebox #11:
A toner and booster combined. Iam not sure what a booster does or is supposed to do, but it is a great product which locks moisture in my skin and makes my skin look great. I love to use it every morning. And, this might be my imagination, my skin looks smooth like photoshopped after I use it!

Etude House Precious Mineral Any Cushion Review

Hello everyone,

I have looooooooads of BB Creams by now (thanks to me buying them myself and ocassionally getting them in my Memeboxes) so I was telling myself for a while that I don´t need to try and buy a BB Cushion. Iam happy that in the end I broke down and bought one anyway because I´ve been using it for two days now and LOVE it.

For a short break down on what an Etude House Precious Mineral Any Cushion BB Cream looks like and how you apply it I recommend this short video:


For additional information the little box it comes in says the following:

"This cushion pact perfects all-day radiant and moise skin with it´s multi-function of brightening, wrinkle reducing, sebum control and flawless coverage."

The Etude House Precious Mineral Any Cushion unpacked:




Let´s open the case....



The Cushion comes in a cute pearlescent little plastic compact, so it is actually easy to throw it into your handbag in case you need to do touch ups. On day one of using it I did exactly that - only to find out that it lasts to well on my face that I don´t need to do touch ups at ALL. And I have combination skin which usually makes it tough for everything to stay on my nose and chin area.:-D For the record it remained near to perfect for over 8 hours.

Once you open the case you will find the little puff to apply your cream and a handy mirror in the top section. Once you remove the top section you will find the cushion sponge soaked with BB Cream which is sealed with a little sticker when you use it for the first time. As you use the little air puff that comes with the cream it is really hard to over apply the cream.

The BB Cream comes in two shades, I chose W13 "Natural Beige"and it is a perfect match for my skin. When I first got it I put some of it on my hand and asked John whether he can spot where I applied something. He couldn´t. On the other hand the coverage is good as well. 

I took a comparision photo featuring the only freckle I posess. Let´s call it "Herbert".

Meet Herbert the freckle. Herbert is an only child freckle living on my left hand.
Herbert agreed to participate in my little magic trick. 
One dab of Etude House Any Cushion later Herbert disappeared and you can tell that my skin appears smoother. No freckles were harmed during this trick!
So... in short. This BB Cream has a SPF 50+ PA+++, it smoothes out, matches my skin perfectly, doesn´t make me break out, covers small imperfections (ok, honestly I think freckles are cute and no imperfection, but you get the idea) and lasts for an entire work day! For me it is just perfect! This will be my summer BB Cream!

Samstag, 28. Juni 2014

Manhattan #paywithapost Champion Bundle unpacked

The items came in a handy little plastic pouch!
Perfect for travelling!
Hello everyone,

Manhattan Cosmetics had a special promo going on where one was able to pay for a make up limited edition bundle by sharing them on facebook/twitter (seriously, for FREE!!!). Luckily, I managed to do it before all bundles were "sold" out and today I got my little bundle of joy :-)

The contents are:
9-in-1 BB Cream
Nail polishes in "1010N", "44S" and "Glitter Gold"
Mega Lash Extreme Volume & Curve Mascara in black
Manhattan Colour Splash Liquid Lip Tint in "Red Tulip"
Mahattan Eyemazing Eyeshadow Cream in "Get Glamified"
Unpacked!
BB Cream, Lip Tint and eye shadow cream swatch




















While the BB Cream is slightly too orange for me I love all the other products in the champion Bundle. The lip tint looks lovely and the eyemazing eyeshadow really dries down to a finish that won´t smudge. Perfect for hot weather. I also think they did a great choice of flag, red and gold colours to mirror the German Flag in a wearable way. I look forward to trying the nail polishes :-)

I am no big soccer fan, so I rather see it as something to help me through those weeks and weeks where I have to spare my better half as he is watching soccer.

Altogether I am very thankfull for this free amazing stuff!!!!

Freitag, 27. Juni 2014

Documentary "Sari - The German Pin up Girl" is online NOW!

You can watch the Documentary "Sari - The German Pin up Girl" here NOW!!!And you can find all the dresses worn during the filming here.

Samstag, 14. Juni 2014

Birdcage



Skinfood Black Sugar Mask &Egg White Mask review

Hello everyone,

For several months I have been trying out two Skinfood products and I love them so 
much that I wanted to write about them.

Skinfood Black sugar mask wash off: This scrub smells delicous. Like lemons. I'd 
love to lick it off my fingers.It feels like oil with sugar in it (and it technically is ;-). 
I usually take a hazelnut sized amount and rub it onto my moist face, than I keep it 
on my skin for 10-15 minutes, rub a little more after this time has passed and rinse 
it off. The result is soft,clear, glowing skin free of any dead skin cells. I would
 love to use it every day, but it is advised to use it 1-2 times a week. 
Skinfood has more Black sugar items, but I haven't tried them yet.

Skinfood egg white mask:
This mask is meant to shrink pores and goes on like a cream. It has a faint floral smell,
nothing egg like at all. It is easy to apply and after 10-15 minutes I rinse it off and my
 skin is soft and looks near to perfect. It's suggested to use this mask 1-2 times a week.
 I have the skin food egg foam cleanser from the same range and love it as well, so I 
highly recommend both.

Both the scrub snd the mask were bought in the sample section of www.testerkorea.com
You can get 10 foils filled with product and each foil is good for about 3 uses so it'll last 
you for a long time!

Egg White Pore Mask and Black Sugar Mask

Freitag, 13. Juni 2014

Makeup Revolution Palette Swatches (Iconic 3, Romantic Smoked, Essential Mattes, Lock & Load)

Hello everyone,

I had an accident yesterday and had to stay home today because i have to lay still and cool my left knee (accident might sound more dramatic that it was: I slipped on a piece of fruit when leaving a fruit store, did a 360 degree turn as to not bump into the watermelons, almost crushed into the cherry boxes instead and BANG fell on my knee. This probably sounds funny, it sure looked funny, but it hurts like hell!) so while laying around home I finally got around to swatch my Makeup Revolution palettes. Just in time- as they just came out with new ones. New ones that I would love to get SO DAMN MUCH. Oh well, we´ll see what happens as the month proceeds ;-)

All swatches are made without primer.

Meet "Iconic 3"!


I read that this is a dupe for the  Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette. As you can see in the full shot it is well-used already ;-)



Meet "Romantic Smoked"!

Please note that you can´t see the first shade because it is exactly the color of my skin which is crazy, but true. I can assure you: It´s there! It is a nice palette, but not as pigmented as "Iconic 3".



Meet "Essential Mattes"!


A beautiful and subtle all matte palette. The Pigmentation is better than the "Ever After Matte" Palette from MUA. Overall a good basic everyone should have for a natural look.


Meet "Lock & Load"!


This palette features 14 eyeshadows and two matte brow powders. Look at those colors, look at the pigmentation!. The shadows are so beautiful. This is my fave among the palettes. 


I really would love to try the new concealer palettes, blush palettes and the Salvation Eye Shadow Palettes! But they will have to wait a little till I can run and buy them

Sonntag, 8. Juni 2014

Why I have started to prefer Asian skin care routines

Hello everyone,

long time readers of my blog may have noticed that I really write a lot about Asian skin care. But why am I interested in it, you wonder? Shouldn´t I stick to old style or European skin care as I am for one embodiing an retro style or/and because I am European?

The truth is that the asian approach to beauty makes more sense to me. I feel that the western world is more focussed on finding the ultimativel holy grail foundation/concealer that will hide all your blemishes, spots and wrinkles, whereas the asian approach is to achieve a more healthy skin without blemishes, spots and wrinkles to start with. Off course you are on your search for a "holy grail" product in either case, but I think in the long term it makes more sense to perfect the skin, rather than just to smear foundation on top to make it appear perfect. 

As far as my research goes I read at many sources that korean skin care is like 8-10 years ahead of ours. Now I don´t know on what this statement is based, but I can see by myself that they use more natural incredients and are more open to experiment with weird incrediences (snail slime, bee vonom or faux snake poison anyone?). I enjoy that I can learn and try a lot of new things I wouldn´t have thought of before (such as bubble nets to foam up my cleanser to huge foam balls that I use to wash my face. How awesome is that!). I enjoy to try out BB Creams as foundation is just a tad too much for me in daily life and they fit my pale yellowish complexion way better than most foundations I find in Europe. Seriously - it is tough finding a not too expensive foundation that will suit my skin tone and not break me out in Germany. 

Sure, it takes more time to double cleanse, apply toner, serums, ampoule, eyecream, lotion, cream and sunblock than it does to just cleanse and throw a cream on top, but I feel it pays off and that my skin improves. Plus I am not getting any younger and I still want nice skin in my 40s, 50s, 60s without stabbing any needles into my skin. Ewwwww, who´d like to do that anyway. I rather want to age, but age nicely than ending up with a plastic face :-)

Now, I will probably never make it to Asia as I just don´t have enough money, but sometimes when I sleep I dream about going shopping skin care there :-D Which is crazy, because I never thought about going to Asia until, let´s say, the end on 2013, but now I would actually like to. Well, it´ll go on my list to things to do when I am re-born and rich :-D