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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, 18. September 2014

Memebox Jackpot - 4th Place unboxing

Hello everyone,

the Memebox Jackpot Box sprayed a bit controversy among Meme Fans because it mostly contains items from boxes which were sold previously. However I was lucky because yes, it contained things from boxes, but it was boxes which I hadn´t bought. I figured that I can´t lose in this and so I jumped right into this and bought a box as soon as it was released! The box costed 32 $ plus 6,99$ shipping and there were 9 variations of the box which you´d receive by chance. I got 4th place and I am really really happy with it. It´s 14 (!!!) items. I copied the description from the memebox site and will tell you what I think:

The Jackpot contents filled two regular Memeboxes!

1. COTTERANG Bubble Peeling Pad 16ml*1ea ($7)
This is an exfoliating pad enriched with natural AHA components, various plant extracts, and fermented extracts which work to easily yet very effectively remove dead skin cells and excess sebum off your face. This Bubble Peeling Pad was made so that you could experience the same peeling effects at home as you would with expensive treatments at dermatology.

Moisten the peeling pad with water, create enough foam, and place your fingers on the band. Gently and evenly rub onto your face (be careful the foam doesn’t go into your eyes) and then rinse off with warm water. After use, apply a soothing, moisturizing product.

What I think:
Presently I am totally on a AHA and fermented extracts route so this sounds so much fun to try! It is only a pitty I have only one of those.

2. KANG SKIN Aqua Essence 30ml ($72)
Kang Skin’s Aqua Essence bases its formula on hyaluronic acid which is widely known for its intensively moisturizing and soothing properties. It maintains the skin soft and supple by treating excessive dead skin cells and delivering abundant nutrition deep into the skin.

Apply the essence over dry areas of your face and pat it in for full absorbance. Suitable to be used both day and night.

What I think:
With the upcoming fall and winter I can need all the moisture I can get, so I will keep it in my stash until than :-) I heard Kang Skin is a very good brand, so I´ll see whether it lives up to the claim.

3. RAMOSU Carestory Collagen Extract 100 10ml ($36)
Infused with over 17 different amino acids, this 100% concentrated Collagen Ampoule will deliver intense hydration and facilitate cell regeneration for more supple and firmed up baby-skin. Also, it doesn’t smell or feel sticky like your average collagen products, and instead it glides onto the skin refreshingly. Experience the wonders of the real Collagen Ampoule currently being used in Korean aesthetic beauty salons!

After skin application, take a couple of drops of the ampoule and apply it evenly over your face. Gently pat it in for full absorbance.

What I think:
This is another product for my winter stash! I am intrigued by the 17 different amino acids. That sure sounds effective, doesn´t it :-) And who doesn´t want baby skin?

4. EVAS Vitamin Sun Cream SPF38 PA++ 50ml ($11)
A smart vitamin-rich Sun Cream which guarantees UV protection, wrinkle care and skin brightening effects all in one! This gentle sun care product spreads smoothly onto the skin and absorbs quickly without being sticky at all.

Take an adequate amount on your hands and apply it evenly over your face.

What I think:
Vitamin is allways a big plus in my book and I use sun screen all year round (ok, often I am lazy and just depend on the SPF in my BB and CC Creams, but on sunny days I allways protect my arms). This will get good use once I used up the cream I use at the moment

My treasures....
5. IOPE Lip & Cheek 01 Rose Pink 4g ($42)
A dual item for both lips and cheeks, this rosy lip & cheek stein comes in a neat, compact packaging with a mirror as well. Blend it into your lips and cheeks to add more color and radiance to your overall complexion.

Use your finger to softly dab it onto either your lips or cheeks and blend it in for a natural rosy look.

What I think:
I glanced into the compact and it is a beautiful color. While I wish I had gotten the Iope cushion instead, I am sure I will find good use for it. I have a soft spot for cream blush so it is nice to get another one for my collection. I had been hoping for some Iope items and most boxes had some so I am happy to try them.

6. IOPE Essential Facial Oil 30ml ($90)
This thickly spreading yet quickly absorbing facial oil creates a thin, protective layer over the skin for a softer, smoother skin texture. Organic argan oil and macadamia oil contained also deliver deep nourishment and hydration to the skin.

After essence application, take 2 drops of the essential oil on your hands and gently spread it over your face, pressing on to facilitate full absorbance.

What I think:
Iam not sure whether putting oil on my face won´t be too, well, oily. I will use it if I get really, really dry this winter, otherwise it will go to my dry-skinned Mom.

7. AMINI Vitamin Shower Body Soap Bar 120g ($12)
Amini is a brand that emphasizes ‘enjoyment of natural affluence’ within reasonable prices and strives to provide health-beneficial beauty products with only the best and natural formula. This Body Soap Bar works to rejuvenate the skin with its gentle and replenishing formula consisting of vitamin-rich rosehip, lavender, and peppermint oils.

Lather the soap bar with water to create enough foams and gently massage it onto your face. Cleanse thoroughly with your fingers and rinse off with warm water.

What I think:
Based on the explaination I am not sure whether it is a Body or face soap. I have many face soaps already, so I will use it for my body :-) Presently I use the vitamin Wash from the Memebox Tropical, once this one is gone I will start with the soap bar.

8. TOSOWOONG Time Shift Skin Toner 120ml ($34)
This Time Shift Skin Toner is enriched with nutrition-rich fermented extracts, galactomyces ferments, snail mucus extracts, bifida ferments, and various plant oils. It works to soothe and deeply moisturize the skin by creating a protective layer on top. Basically, this toner will fill your skin with intense hydration for a water-ful, glowing complexion!

After cleansing, apply the toner generously over your face and pat it in for full absorbance.

What I think:
I really really hoped for the toner because I have the First essence from this brand and I think it totally rocks! One of the reasons I bought the Jackpot Box was that I hoped to get one with this toner. I figured it is cheaper to play by chance and have high chances of getting it than to buy if straight from ebay. Time Shift First Essence is a fabulous essence with fermented extracts that moisturizes my skin so nicely and makes it smooth so I can´t wait to use this toner with it. I think I will start.... tomorrow :-)

9. LUNA Wonder Essential BB Founde SPF25 PA++ miniature
Randomly selected from #21 Nudy Beige, #23 Natural BeigeThe Wonder Essential BB Fonde thinly coats over your face, offering a natural coverage and delivering rich vitamin and minerals deep down into the skin. The light texture of leaves the skin silky smooth and glowing with a natural radiance.

HOW TO USEPump out 2~3 times and use a puff or your hands to spread it evenly over your face, making sure to pat it in for full absorbance.

What I think:
I had this BB Cream before and wasn´t a big fan because it is really sheer. Back in the day I gave one to my Mom and she made no remark of particularily liking it so it will go up for trade.

10. DAVI Le Grande Cru Cream 7ml miniature 
Memebox launched a premium miniature of Davi’s famous Le Grande Cru Cream for those of you wanting a trial item before purchasing the full sized product. This cream is extremely rich in texture and works to give deep nourishment and hydration to the skin, while treating signs of aging by tightening and firming up the skin’s natural elasticity.

HOW TO USEApply the cream at the end of your regular skincare routine.

What I think:
I never heard about this cream before, but it is a nice travel size. I will give it a try as a night cream. After some googling I found out that it is a super expensive creme (like 190$ expensive) with grapes and fermented increiences. Neat! That would make it the most expensive thing I evr used.

11. T.P.O No-Wash Toner Sheet 30 pieces ($14)
T.P.O’s toner sheet is perfect for quick makeup fix-ups, for removing makeup residues, or even for refreshing and moisturizing dry skin throughout the day. There’s no need for double cleansing with this item because it’ll quickly and easily cleanse away any skin impurities with just a single swipe.

HOW TO USETake out a sheet and gently wipe it across your face. There’s no need to rinse off afterwards.

What I think:
I allways do double cleaning. Actualy even sort of triple (I remove the make up with Garnier Micellaire Water, than I cleanse with my Balea Oil Clenaser, than I cleanse with a cleansing foam). I will try the sheets, but I feel a bit sceptical. But that´s the fun part about Memebox - you step out of your comfort zone and try something new.

12. HAIR+ Velvet Nutri-Injection 12ml ($5)
For all those damaged hairs out there, the Velvet Nutri-Injection is here to save the day! There’s absolutely no need to rinse after application. Simply apply it throughout your hair, especially the damaged ends, after towel drying, and experience results of a hair clinic program!

HOW TO USESqueeze out the treatment and massage it into your hair thoroughly.

What I think:
Yay for leave in treatments! I prefer them to wash out ones. 

13. SULLOC Water+ 7.8g ($6)
Randomly selected from Happy Sweet, Lemon Lime, Cherry Punch, Red Cafe
The Sulloc Water+ contains 180mg of catechins which are potent antioxidants most active in green tea, 2.5mg of pantothenic acid, and an antioxidant level equivalent to 12 full tomatoes. Feel lighter, younger, and more vital with what Water+ has to offer!

HOW TO USEDrop 1 into a glass of water, mix well, and drink. It is best recommended to drink 3 times a day for best results.

What I think:
I am a bit meh about this. It is not really something I would die to get my fingers on, but I am sure I will drink it at some point. I don´t expect to feel lighter, younger or to develop any super powers drinking this three times, but it´s nice to have something when you´re out of yummy drinks.

14. SHARPELAN CARE Perfume Lily & Lilac 90ml ($4)
Infused with lovely spring breeze-like lily and liliac fragrances, this perfume mist can be used over clothing, curtains, bed sheets, and car seats for refreshing up the scent and for antistatic purposes.

HOW TO USESpray the Perfume generously over areas you wish to freshen up. 

What I think:
Cool, not necessarily something I would have bought on it´s own, it does smell nice :-)

Altogether: I have no regrets that I took the chance as I got a wonderfull box. There are items I wouldn´t have bought on my own, but that´s the fun thing about Memebox - I get to try new and unexpected stuff.

Samstag, 13. September 2014

Memebox Superbox #45 Korea´s Most Wanted unboxing

Hello everyone,

I am no big Superbox buyer when it comes to Memeboxes. I like the concept, but they are most of the time more expensive than the Limited editions and Global boxes and let´s be honest: I can´t possibly buy them ALL. But... When they announced Korea´s Most Wanted I couldn´t resist :-) Off course I wanted it! And I had points, so here you go ;-)

Korea´s Most wanted Season 1 is sold old, but the follow up Season 2 is still available in the Superbox section of Memebox for 32$ plus 6,99$ for shipping. Check on the left of this blog to see the most recent discount codes and offers.

Let´s see what the card says...

1. Shara Shara Tinted Style Lip Gloss 4,5g (Price 11$)
Product Description:
Shara Shara´s Tinted Lip Gloss created a moisturizing coat over your lip for locking in moisture and preventing any dehydration. A single coat of the lip tint adds colourful glow and radiance to your lip while multiple coats pull off a more vibrant signature lip make up! Plus there´s no need for re-applications with it´s extremely long lasting formula that´ll last you the entire day.

What I think:
 It is such a beautiful color!!! And the packaging is so pretty as well! It feels nice and moist on your lips and once the gloss wears off you have a georgous pinkish stain on your lips. I totally get why it is a "most wanted" item.

2. Makeup Helper Pact 23g (Price 23$)
Product Description:
Enriched with lemon balm extracts and the White Flower Complex made from 7 different flower extracts, Makeup Helper´s famous Pact boosts it gentle, natural formula and it´s strong adherence to the skin. Also, it´s delicately scented with a Rose Green Floral fragrance and is greatly loved for it´s special edition packaging designs and it´s one-of-a-kind jumbo size.

What I think:
I was scared when I saw how many color options for the powder there are but I got lucky! My powder pact ended up being a light coloured yellowish variation in the Special Romantic Rose Pact. It is a very cute pact, but due to the Jumbo size it is nothing you can put into a little clutch if you go to a party. Actually it is the biggest pact I have ever seen and fills out the palm of my hand. Inside it comes with a powder puff in a little plastic compartment which is more hygienic in my opinion, than having no divider. I consider to use the powder I presently have for my handbag and use this new pact at home. I took a sniff and it has a tiny bit of fragrance but nothing drastic, so if you are sensitive to fragrances you can give it a try anyway. It doesn´t last on my face all day, but I have yet to find a powder which does that job ;-)

3. Hope Girl Travel Bling Bling Set (Price 14$)
Product Decription:
This is a repeat product from a former Memebox so I don´t repeat the entire text. Basically it is a set of three nail polishes in travel sizes

What I think:
I got the neutral set which looks nice BUT I never wear neutrals. Now, if they would have had a pink or red set, that would have been another story. I will try them I guess, but I wasn´t thrilled about this set. Maybe I will gift them away.

4. Blithe Patting Water Pack (46$)
Product Description:
No need to stick on a sheet mask every night with Blithe´s all-new Patting Water Pack! Simply through patting on the water pack onto your skin, it´ll remove dead skin cells for maintaining soft, moist skin condition. The Energy Yellow Citrus & Honey revitalises and brightens up the skin and the Soothing & Healing Green Tea is for oil and pore control, while the Rejuvenating Purple Berry works to improve skin elasticity and firmness.

What I think:
I got Green Tea which should suit my skin and smells a bit like eucalyptus. Surely that´s just because it is concentrated and you are meant to mix it with water. I am curios how it will cope, but presently I use one little bottle of one dissolved Skinaz Vitablet from the OMG Box as sort of a patting mask. Once I run out of it Blithe will be my next try :-)

5. Pure Skin Ice Cooling and Soothing Patch (5 patches, Price 18$)
Product Description:
Pure Skin´s Ice Cooling and Soothing Patch is a bio cellulose patch for soothing and alleviating skin stimulated from sun exposure. The water lily extracts, menthol and glacier water work to cool down the skin while the tea tree extracts and aloe vera leaf extracts work to deeply soothe irritated skin.

What I think:
Iam sure this is a nice product, but in this rather fresh September I have no real use for something cooling anymore. I will keep it in my stash until the next summer comes, but presently I feel a little meh about it. Maybe I will give it away?

6. Pure Skin Lemon blueberry Rejuvenating Overnight Mask (Price 46$)
Product Description:
Enriched with various organic superfood incredients such as lemon water, blueberry and broccoli extracts, Pure Skin´s Rejuvenating Overnight Mask works to create a protective, moisturizing barrier over the outer layer of your skin for locking in moisture and delivering abundant nutrition deep down into the skin overnight. It´s chou cream like texture easily absorbs into irritated and stressed out skin for deep soothing and rejuvenating effects the next morning.

What I think:
I took a glance into the cream pot and it looks like vanilla pudding and smells deliciously like blueberries and lemon (with lemons dominating a little). I think this will be my next sleeping pack to try.

Altogether: Apart from the nail polish set in a color I don´t wear and the Soothing Patches which come to late for the season I am very pleased with the products! The Lip Gloss is fabulous and I love to wear it, The patting mask will be used very soon and I long to use up my present sleeping pack so I can start putting lemon fragranced pudding on my face :-) Makeup Helper is a nice powder, but still not my Holy Grail. It was a great success and I really consider to buy the 2nd Season of Korea´s Most Wanted as well :-)

Samstag, 6. September 2014

Makeup Revolution Hot Spice and Sugar & Spice Palette swatched!

 Hello everone,

a little while ago I bought the Ultra Blush and Contour Palettes from Makeup Revolution. Today I will show you swatches of those beauties! There will be a Face of the Day using them at a later point :-)

Let´s start with "Hot Spice" a palette which will is perfect for Summer and Fall. I really prefer more orange/coral colored blushes during summer in order to fake a little bit of summer glow. Hot Spice includes one marbled blusher, an highlighter, and 6 blushers between orange and brownish.They are nicely pigmented and, as I said my go to palette for summer and fall.

Sugar and Spice, meanhile, is a nice winter and spring palette as it will provide you with a flushed "just came in from the cold" rosy cheek.It features a marbles blusher, a highlighter, 4 blushers and two bronze-y shades. They are all georgous and well pigmented. 

Both palettes cost 6 British Pounds and are well worth the price. I will take them to my shootings as well, no more dozens of single blushers in my make up back thank to Makeup Revolution. Yay!!! I can totally recommentd them!

A cuuuuute hat by Tate Milinery

Hello everyone,

I got the cutest hat from Tate Milinery. Look at this little beauty! It is sooooo cute and looks perfect for fall!

A very important aspect: It looks exactly like on the pictures in the online shop! I mention that because sometimes things are a slightly different color in real life. Based on the hat I can say: Not danger for that. Those little beautys look exactly the way they are displayed.

The pictures from the shop:

Photos that I took of them in real life:

"It´s about time that women wear hats again. My fascinators and headpieces want to be worn for the world to see. They are handmade with a lot of love and inspired by hats from the 1920s - 1960s" states Karen, the founder of Tate Milinery and it is true. One can tell they are really made with love. I LOVE vintage hats, but rarely wear them out because I am scared they might get damaged (sun, rain, you name it). I am more confident about reproductions because they are no as fragile. 

Not only the top is pretty. The backside it just as lovely. I appreciate little details like that.

There are maaaany more hats in Karens Online shop.

This is only about half of them and I am sure you will find something you love! Personally I hope to have a shooting where I can wear this cutie soon!!! Thank you Karen for this lovely, pretty hat <3 br="">

Donnerstag, 4. September 2014

Memebox Scentbox #5 Tropical Fruits - Unboxing

Hello everyone,

A few months ago Memebox did their first round of scent boxes and I didn´t order them because I assumed it would be perfumes only and I barely use it (I have one perfume which is Kenzo L´elephante for special occasions - the rest of the time I use body spray and deodorant). Instead it turned out to be various products with the fragrance/incredients from that theme. So this time I did not hesitate and ordered something....

Why it can solve all my skin care troubles? Read on!

The Memebox Scentboxes were 15$ each + 6,99$ for shipping.

1. Boutique Bebe Coconut Pack 100g (full size! Price 20$)
Product Description:
Entirely made from natural extra virgin coconut oil, this cocnut pack is a solid, soap like facial pack for deep cleansing, treating enlarged pores and improving skin elasticity and firmness.
What I think:
This smells delicious! On top of it I almost bought it when it was in a memebox sale. A while ago I was emperimentinting with cocnut oil as oil cleaner and it was actually really, really nice - until I ran out of it. So yay! I will use and very likely enjoy this!
2. Ladykin Twinklelight Soaf Foam Cleansing Kiwi 100 ml (full size, Price 10$)
Product Description:
This creamy, foaming, anti-oxidant rich cleanser gently cleanses, nourishes and hydrates. It deeply purifies and pampers skin, infusing delicate nourishment with natural fruit extracts. This thouroughly removes makeup without irritating the skin and also clears pores of excess sebum. This formula is full of youth-restoring antioxidants to stenghten the skin, vitamic c to brighten, firm, soothe and nourish the skin.

What I think:
This could solve all my skin care troubles and all my troubles in general - because I am highly allergic to kiwi. The last time I even touched a kiwi I had to take hardcore medicine and looked like an alien for almost a week. Funny enough I didn´t order the Vitamin Box by Memebox because the promo picture featured a kiwi. And ended up having no kiwi at all). But no bblame to Memebox. My non-allergic Mom will surely enjoy this cleanser :-)

3. Konad Niju Mango Moisture Hand Cream 60 ml (full size! Price 6$)
Product Description:
Enriched with organic argan oil, shea butter, olive oil and Vitamin E, the Niju Mango Hand Cream does not only smell wonderfully sweet, but is also highly effective in soothing, moisturizing and alleviating various skin troubles.

What I think:
Fall and Winter is coming and it will be good to have a nice hand cream for that! I took a sniff and it smells really fruity and nice, just like you´d expect Mango to smell like :-)

4. Konad Scented Polish 10ml (Full size! Price 6$)
Product Description:
Ever heard of a scented nail polish? Konad has revoluitionized the nail world by launching it´s scented polish which come infused with various tropical fruity fragrances - grapefruit, kiwi, lychee, orange, pineapple - that actually last up to 7 days after polish application:

What I think:
I got a cute orange one and will play with it very soon! Nothing ever wrong with new nail polish. I opened it and took a sniff. Yes, that´s the orange scent. I still need to test it for color, wear and fragrance on my nails.

5. Evas Vitamin Body Wash 200ml (full size, Price 6$)
Product description:
Bursting with refreshing, fruity scents, Evas Vitamin Body Wash cleanses your skin gently yet thouroughly, removing all skin impurities and delivering deep hydration all at once. The naturally derived fruit extracts work to soothe and rejuvenate tired stressed out skin.

What I think:
I got strawberry and will start to use it soon as it is more of an summer fragrance and we are nearing fall. I always appreciate a nice shower gel and it is a biiiig size! Also I like that it is meant to remove impurities.

Altogether: The kiwi foam cleanser is a big miss for me, but I will find it a new home. I am keen to try the rest though My favourite product is the coconut pack. I love coconut!

Montag, 1. September 2014

Memebox Global #14 unboxing

Hello everyone,

it is time for a Global version of Memebox again. Let´s see what we get in Global #14. Please note: As it has so damn many items I won´t write down the description for each item. Please refer to the product cards for details. You will soon understand why writing it all up is NOT an option ;-)

Memebox Global #14 cost 23$ plus 6,99$ shipping. 

Memebox Global features a range of korean skin care products and cosmetics in deluxe and full sizes. What better way to get to know amazing products that you wouldn´t even dream about using otherwise? and this particular edition of Memebox turned out extra fab!

Let´s take a look....

 That´s a well filled Memebox at first glance.... On second glance it reveals to be even more......

Mask Packs - unpacked
1. Shower Mate Perfume de Whip Body Wash 50ml x 2 (full size! Price 4$)
What I think:
There´s nothing wrong with a nice travel size shower gel, especially if it has Marilyn Monroe on the packaging and comes in a set of two :-)

2. Sally´s box 4 Set (Love Recipe Apple Mask, Delight Ceramide Hydrogel mask, Delight Collagen Hydrogel Mask, Delight Pathenol Hydrogel Mask) (full size! Price: 14$)
What I think:
That´s not 1, not 2, not 3, it´s FOUR masks!!! 3 of them are even hydrogel masks. I am in heaven!!!

3. Beauty People Miss 100 Super Waterproof gel liner (full size! Price 38$)
What I think: 
Forgive me that the second perfume on whip escaped me....
I got Shimmer Coral and it is so so beautifull! I will make sure to use it - how could I possibly resist those swatches!

4. VOV Good Bye Black Smudge Waterproof mascara (full size! Price: 16$)
What I think: 
The packaging is soooooo pretty!!! Iam hard to please when it comes to mascara, but I will try it out :-)

5. Kocostar 4 Package set (Hair pack, face spot mirror patch, 5 finger nail pack and foot peeling) (full size! Price 20$)
What I think:
Sally´s box took care of our face, Kocostar takes care of the rest of our body. Needless to say I love it because it´s such a nice all-over-treatment set!

Gel liner, Lip & Cheek Designer and Liquid Foundation
6. Sua Young Mineral Essence in Liquid Foundation SPF 33PA+++ 5ml (sample size. Full size 30g costs 34$)
What I think:
While this is not very much it comes in a handy little dispenser and seems to have just the right undertone for my skin. I really like the texture as well and look forward to try it. I would never buy a foundation for 34$, but I like the idea of putting something so expensive on my lame old face :-D I also love that the package days "MEIN" which translates from Germna to English as "Mine". I love silly stuff.

7. Recipe by Nature Golden Time Vita Capsule Essence (full size! Price: 42$)
What I think:
I am about to run out of my OST Vitamin Serum and very happy that I will now have another one to try! Often Memebox proofs good timing in bringing out things I just heard about or run out of :-D

8. a;t fox Fantasy Holic Lip & Cheek Designer Pencil (full size Price 7$)
What I think:
I got the color option "rose beige" which is fortunately not beige at all. It´s indeed more of an rose color. It will look pretty on my lips and cheeks!

Altogether: The perfect Memebox! You get something from head to toes1 Literally.If you count everything together you get 14 items!!!!!!! Wohooo!!!! And I´ve been eyeing the vitamin essence for a while, so I am glad to get it!

Memebox Special #13 Cooling Care

Hello everyone,

I really wasn´t too sure whether I should order this Memebox and did it only a few days before it was sent out because I saw the first spoilers - The Secret Key Cooling Sleeping mask and the N.S.M. Cooling tint. It was stuck in customs for almost a month though. I figure I can still use the cooling sleeping mask in winter to defend myself against the dry air from the heater ;-)

The Memebox Special #13 Cooling Care costed 23$ + 6,99$ Shipping!

Memeboxes are beautyboxes with korean skin care and cosmetics and most of the time they are amaaaaaaaaaazing! They feature deluxe and full size items. There are variations of it such as the themed Specials and Superboxes (with only full size products).

Let´s see what else we find in this box! First of all I mention that ALL products are FULL SIZE!!! YEAH!!!

1. The Skin House Aloe Water Mist 80ml (Price 11$)
Product Description:
A finely spraying facial mist, the Skin House´s popular Aloe Water Mist is packed with aloe moisture for delivering instant replenishment to dry or irritated skin. A gentle, hydrating mist is definitely a beauty essential for every girl in the summer times.

What I think:
I have an Aloe Vera gel at home and I really, really like it. It is great for the skin. It moisturizes without being heavy and I feel it calms my skin. So I readily welcome this mist to the Aloe Vera family!

2. Organia White Organia Aloe Vera Soothing Gel 300g (price 5$)
Product Description:
This moisture-rich Aloe Vera Soothing Gel effectively soothes and deeply hydrates dry or irritated skin, especially after long hours under the sun. The various herbal extracts also works to rejuvenate and refresh both your body and facial skin.

What I think:
This is a very generous size! I will start to use it once my supply of Aloe Very gel is used up.

3. Secret Key Intense Ice Sleeping Pack 100g (Price 22$)
Product Description:
A sleeping pack for providing your skin with an immediate surge of moisture overnight! The menthol component and the super moist PH complex work to deliver a deeply moisturizing, soothing and cooling effect when you wake up the next morning. With continuous use, it helps to brighten up your complexion and maintain your skin in healthy balance.

What I think:
This will be soooo neat in summer (and once it´s winter and I have to put the heater on). I really can´t wait to try it!

4. N.S.M. Exciting Snow Cooling Tint or CC Reborn Sorbet Melting Tint
Product Description:
This unique cooling tint from N.S.M. is very special in that it glides smoothly and vividly onto your lips and it literally holds the colorfull radiance in place with a cooled, refreshing feeling that lasts up to 30 minutes after tint application. The color won´t fade even under water and will last all day long with a nice, refreshing peppermint scent who works to cover up any bad breath as well.

What I think:
I really like liptints, so you can´t go wrong giving one to me. ;-) I am excited to try it!

5. Awesome Aqua Whip Hug Foam Cleanser 120ml (Price 18$)
Product Description:
This Foam Cleanser is made from Canadaian glaciers, extremely pure and rich in minerals. This fine, soft whip-cream-like bubbles created from the cleanser are very gentle and effective in penetrating deep into your pores. Experience the difference with what Canadian Glaciers have to offer.

What I think:
This sounds awesome! Foam cleanser is another of my weaknesses as regular readers may know ;-)

Altogether: I think this is yet another great box I will get a lot of use from! 

Samstag, 23. August 2014

First photos from my Shooting for "Rock Rooms" and "fürs Herz"

Hello everyone!

Iam not shooting a lot presently, especially considering my blog is called "The Pin up diaries". It was just way too warm the past weeks and I focused more on spending time with my better half than planning shoots :-) So I was very happy when beeing asked to do a shooting for Rock Rooms and für´s herz. So we spent a day in a nice backyard and had a lot of fun shooting. And here are some of the first results :-)

Photos & Retouch: by Natascha K. Art & Photography
Telephone Bench: by Rock Rooms
Clutch & Bag: by für´s herz

There is an interview with me (in German) on the official Rock Rooms Website as well :-)

Mittwoch, 20. August 2014

Memebox Special #17 K-Style unboxed and with swatches

Hello everyone,
I received my Memebox Special #17 K-Style yesterday and as it includes only make up items I tried many of them this morning in order to let you know what I think so far :-)
First things short: Memebox is an amazing Korean Beauty Box which brings out monthly boxes and Specials with full size and deluxe size products as well as "Superboxes" which feature only full size items and Lucky Boxes which are sort of an "Best off" from past Memeboxes. If you are bored with your usual beauty boxes you should give Memebox a shot and get to know some cool new products and brands.

Memebox Special #17 K-Style costs 23 $ + 6,99 for shipping. You can check my blogs left side to see the most recent discounts in order to save money.

1. Bbia Pigment 1.8g (full size! Price 5$)
Product Description:
Glam up your eyes with jewel glitters with glides onto your eyelids smoothly with just enough pearly effect and, more than anything, lasts for all day and night! With Bbia's Pigment, it's possible to feature a glittery, real K-pop idol-like makeup in no time!

What I think;
I got number 3 which is a bronze colour with sparkles in it. When swatching the sparkles seemed way too big for me, but on my eyes it looks really really nice actually!

2. Awesome Aqua Radiance CC Cream 30ml (Full size! Price 29$)
Product Description:
This all-in-one CC cream offers everything from balancing out skin tome & texture, treating fine lines & wrinkles, maintaining the moisture/oil balance, and covering up skin imperfection! There's no need to worry about which shade it is, because it doesn't chance the skin tone but rather brings out your most naturally glowing complexion.

What I think:
Iam a bit surprised as it is the first CC Cream without SPF that I came across so far. That´s also why I have only swatched it for now and I am not 100% sure whether I will use it or give it away because I really appreciate an SPF in CC Creams. I guess I will try it a few times and if it is Awesome indeed I might keep it.

3. RiRe Luxe Auto Gel Eyeliner Champagne (full size! Price 14$)
Product Description
Waterproof, long-lasting, and smoothly applying, RiRe's Luxe Auto Gel Liner in Champagne works wonders for featuring the sweet baby pink daily makeup also highly popular amongst Korean ladies. It can be worn for work, dates, and even for a quick walk in the park with your dog.

What I think:
It is a beautiful color for the eye corners, but the pen seems a bit hard. I will try to warm up the tip and give it another try because the color is so georgous and I really really want it to work somehow. On the plus side: This seems to be smudgeproof!

4. RiRe Lux Auto Gel Liner Choco Brown (full size! 14$)
Product Description:
RiRe Liners in Champagne & ChocoBrown, Lip Glow,
Blusher, Bbiba Pigment and Aqua Radiance CC Cream
Waterproof, long-lasting, and smoothly applying, RiRe's Luxe Auto Gel Eyeliner in Choco Brown is the perfect shade for featuring the popular softened yet defined eye makeup that Koreans so enjoy! After all, it's about how natural your makeup looks but at the same time how far from natural it really is.
What I think:
This is the way I want a gel eyeliner to be. Buttery soft, well pigmented and smudgeproof!

5. A'PIEU Full of Nature Mascara (full size! 3$)
Product Description:
The mascara brush and the setting wax formula combine to elongate your eyelashes and fit it up for a lasting finish. Various grain, berry, and flower extracts also help maintain healthy lashes.
What I think:
I haven´t tried it yet as I still have other mascaras to use up. it is a very small tube though, which makes it nice for travelling.

6. Shara Shara Femininie Blusher (full size! Price 7$)
Product Description
Adorably cute and petite in its packaging, this blusher is extremely long-lasting with silica components which work to maintain your skin soft and silky. Plus, it's very easy to carry around and well be perfect for quick makeup fix-ups or finish-ups by adding some color and radiance to your pale cheeks.

What I think:
I got it in a cute pale orangish-coralish color. The packaging is so cute!!! The color however is very subtle, so you can´t really over dose the blusher. I can´t use it for photo shootings, but it is nice as an every day blusher.

7. Secret Key Sweet Glam Tint Glow 3.5g (full size! 24$)
Product Description
Secret Key's Sweet Glam Tint Glow is a moisturizing, long-wear lip tint for adding a radiance and natural glow to your dry, dulled-out lips. Also it comes in 3 different colors - lovely Baby Pink, flower petal-like Juicy Orange, and vibrant & sexy Puscia Purple.
What I think:
This is a very sheer lipstick with barely any color when you swatch it at first, but I felt it turned a little darker and more visible after a little while. If you want to go for an "barely there" look, this is the one for you :-) I received Juicy Orange and it actually looks really nice!

Altogether: This is a really nice box to put together a complete look! I highly recommend it for make up noobs who don´t have a lot of stuff already or have a hard time combining things for a full make up. All you´d need is a powder to complete the look.

Dienstag, 19. August 2014

Memebox Special #16 OMG Box unboxed

Hello everyone,

when I first heard about the OMG Memebox I thought of stuff like snail mucin, bee venom, syn ake, unicorn blood, crocodile tears and dragon sweat. I mean, it takes VERY weird products to make an affionando of asian skin care products to go OMG!

The box turned out quiet different from what I expected. Read on to see whether this is a good or bad thing.... Everything is FULL SIZE.

Just a quicky on what Memebox is. Memebox is a South korean beauty box which sends you weird, fun and, most importantly, amazing products in sample, deluxe and even full sizes in their beauty boxes. If you are not familiar with korean products don´t be afraid - they come with instruction cards ;-) And they are really cool to try!

The Memebox Special #16 OMG Box cost 23 $ + 6,99$ Shipping.

1. Hope Girl Night Diva Gloss (Price: 22$)
Product Description:
This is a lip gloss with two different shades gradated together in a single product! Despite it being a gloss, the Night Diva Gloss is non-sticky, smoothly spreading, and highly moist all in one. Also it carries a built-in LED light and a mirror, so you don´t have to take out your hand mirror or visit the ladies room for a quick touch up anymore.

What I think:
I am just not a fan of lipgloss. Also it is only sheer colour, so the shades being graded looks nie in the tube, but it actually does nothing on your lips. The mirror and light is a great idea though. Great idea, but not OMG.

2. Skinaz Premium Vitablet (Price 46$)
Product Description:
You might wonder - what is a Vitablet? Vitablet comes from combining "vitamin" with "tablet" and refers to Skinaz´s unique tablet type of vitamin cleanser rich in Vitamin C and aroma oil. What´s so special about this is that it even takes care of skin care while cleansing with it´s skin beneficial formula containing more than 300g of vitamin C which is equivalent to 4.3 whole lemons. It´ll be like having done a nourishing vitamin pack.

What I think:
The description lists several options how to use the vitablets. One is to put it into water and cleanse the face with the water, another way is to drop one vitablet in a spray bottle and use it as a face mist. They also mention that you can use it to take a bath. I had seen this product on the Memebox website before and hoped I would get it in one of the boxes. Naturally I am happy to get it. I think I will try it as facial mist and as a cleanser and see what I like better :-)

3. Skinaz The Kissable 24H Lip Tattoo (18$)
Hope Girl Diva Gloss on the left
Skinaz Lip Tattoo on the right
Product Description:
Skinaz takes lip make up to a whole new level with it´s Lip Tattoo! This ´ll be the ultimate no make up makeup since it actually works like an impermanent color tattoo on your lips and does not smudge or get erased 24 hours long. Plus, it comes in five lusciously radiant colors.

What I think:
 I received the orange version and it REALLY turns out very orange on the lips. You have to put it on your lips for 10-15 minutes and it will form a layer that you are meant to peel off. I don´t know whether I will get to use it on a work day, because lipstick/lip tint is always the last thing I put on before leaving the house, so I would have to peel it off when running to work.

4. PureSmile 3 step Bust pack (6$)
Product Description:
This is a quick 3 step process for taking care of your bust, exspecially recommended to be used before wearing a bikini. The gommage, the hydro gel pack and the cream are enriched with various nutricious incredients for maintaining your bust skin soft and well-moisturized.

What I think:
This sounds like a nice thing, but not OMG. At first I worried this was a breast-enlarging pack (I have seen those before), cause I definitely wouldn´t want to use one of that (I am aware they don´t work, but with my Bazookas I wouldn´t take a chance - they are in the way all the time as it is).

5. Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask (Price 46$)
Product Description:
This is the ultimate one-step facial with both pore care and cleansing functions. Not only is it packed with green tea extracts, pomegrate extracts and charcoal extracts, this Clay MAsk contains carbonated water which starts to bubble up the very moments it´s applied on your face and deeply penetrates into your pores for getting all the gunk out without having to harden up like average clay masks.

What I think:
This sounds messy, but fun! Just the thing I really like ;-) Can´t wait to try it.

6. Ladykin Aqua Exfoliator for Body (Price 14$)
Product Description:
In Korea, going down to a local public bath for a nice scrub is a popular thing. You can get a quick glimpse into the world of "body scrubs/exfoliators" with this gentle exfoliator from Ladykin. Enriched with cellulose components from Papaya and pineapple extracts, this Aqua Exfoliator for Body removes all bodily dead skin cells and unnecessary impurities without having to scrub down hard enough to stimulate your sensitive skin. All you need to do is to spay this product all over your body and softly roll away the dead skin cells, for cleaner, fresher and smoother body skin.

What I think:
I don´t know really. I guess I will ry it and see what it does.

Honestly, it is a nice box, it doesn´t really have a shock factor though. I ordered OMG 2 anyway and hope they will bring out their really weird stuff for that one ;-)