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Duesseldorf, NRW, Germany
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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Samstag, 14. Februar 2015

Grace and Glory - Tearsheets

Hello everyone,

my printed copy arrived and here are my photos :-)




Photos & Retouch by Satin Paula Kopczynski
The book "Grace and Glory" is available on Amazon


Freitag, 13. Februar 2015

Grace and Glory - a book by Paula Kopczynski

Hello everyone,

I had the pleasure to work with Paula during two occasions, so when she asked me whether I wanted to see a preview of her newly released book "Grace and Glory" and whether I wanted to write a review about it I was on board immediately! 

I have to tell the funny and slightly weird story on how we got to know each other first. A few years ago the lovely Anne-Marie Morschek, designer of the lovely Shop Fräulein Valentine which happened to be in my neighborhood had a flyer in her shop window where someone was looking for models for an upcoming vintage styling book. As I am always on the look out for fun shooting I sent an email to the email adress stated on the flyer, along with some og my most beloved photos and I got an reply from Paula. 

It was something along the lines of "Is there any chance you happen to know my father?". After inquiring I found out that YES I had shooted in her dads studio with one of his photography students a few years back. What a fantastic and highly unlikely coincidence! so off course we were shooting for the book "Rock ´n´ Hair" together and the rest is history ;-)
Anyway, Paula has taken some amazing photos of beautifull retro ladies and gentlemen, both at studios, outdoors events etc etc and has put a collection of those into her new book "Grace and Glory". A few previously unreleased ones of myself are in it too, in case you wonder.

The book summary states: "As a creative, free spirit, she dedicates this book to her passion fervor for the mid-century. She combines the self-conception of the modern Lady and the contemporary masculinity with the glamorous look of that period. Those men and women are self-confident and in proper-style. They know what the want and they know how to style themselves. To collect all these images, Paula traveled throughout the world. The photos were shot within Europe, US, Australia, South Africa and Russia in between 2009-2014. She varies between using analog and digital cameras. The book is mainly shot with a digital medium format camera, as well as, 50's analog camera, and polaroid. The round about 200 photos show the rockabilly scene, the 50's, vintage, PinUps, Burlesque, HotRods, Car races ... and much more!"

On 164 pages you get to see beautifull people at beautifull places and amazing cars, so if you have a soft spot for those things (and let´s face it, who hasn´t?) it is really a book you should consider buying. Personally I allways love to look at other ladies and get inspired by their hair, make up, clothes etc... It probably says a lot about the quality of the book by stating that I have ordered a printed copy for myself ;-) I will make sure to post some photos of old me once it as come :-)


Donnerstag, 12. Februar 2015

Memebox January 2015

Hello everyone,

Memebox left the global community. And just like when you are beeing left by a lover it feels like you will never find someone to love you again, ehm, I mean, like you´ll never be a skin care affiliate again. Let´s face it, my blog is rather small in comparison to others. However as I purchased every box with my own money anyway I will just move on to another shop. Gimme a moment. *sighs* Ok, let´s get ready. I technically have 4 more boxes on the way but I am not sure I will review those.



















1. The choute Aurora Pearl base 30ml (full size! Price 18$)
What I think:
Enriched with peppermint extract and lemon blam this primer is meant to have micro declectors which  catch and reflect klight to give a subtle glow, make skin appear more perfect, hydating the skin, locking in moisture and brightening the overall complexion. On top of it it has a damn pretty packaging with a pearlesque sheen to it. I haven´t tried the base yet because I still use another one, but I am very curious to try it. I really hope the effect IS subtle and not in the discoball spectre.

2. Secret Nature Moringa Seed Toner 130 ml (full size! Price 31$)
What I think:
this toner is meant to clarify your skin with Morninga seed extracts, hibiskus flower, fermented lotus and purified water. This sounds really nice as I have a thing for fermented stuff. This toner is not on top of my list presently cause I have SO MUCH STUFF TO USE, but it will be used sooner or later ;-) It comes in a really nice glass bottle!

3. Pureplus Acai Berry Magic Bubble Cleansing Foam 80ml (full size! Price 12$)
What I think:
This cleansing foam is meant to be skin perfecting with the help of acai berries and other super berries. It probably smells nice, but I am not very excited about it. It claims collagen production increases when you use this cleanser. I don´t think a cleanser can do this. The packaging is rather boring and I have so many cleansers with skin perfecting claims. i think I will start using it in summer to smell the berries, not because I really believe it´s claims ;-)

4. Mimi Lauryne´s Beauty Lesson Hand Cream 50ml (Full size 17$)
What I think:
There were three fragrance options and I got citrus. The handcreams are enriched with macadamia seed oil and while I love macadamia and citrus I really can´t get excited about hand cream really...

5. Esthetic House Vitamin 3000 Vitamin C Vita Capsule Cream 30ml (full size! Price: 24$)
What I think:
I got the Vitamin B option in the Detox and Renew Box an I am curious to try them both. I anticipate that I will prefer the Vitamin C one because it helps with refining the appearance of pores and fades dark spots and pigmentation.

6. Syndrome Cosmetics Pouch Sample: CB Revitalizing Fermentation Essence 1g x 2 (full size 100ml, price 58$)
What I think:
I love galactomyces and anything anti aging, but two tiny pouches are not really suitable to test something about long term results. Also let´s take a moment and think about the companies name... Syndrome Cosmetics. Huh???

7. Syndrome Cosmetics Pouch Sample: CB Cream Gold 1g x 2 (full size 35ml, Price 55$9
What I think:
It is advertised as an miraculous facial cream which visibly brightens the skin tone and locks in moisture while providing anti wrinkling effects. I am suffering from the cosmetics pouch syndrome where you really want to have several pouches to give things a try. I would have preffered either 4 of this cream OR of the essence. This way it feels really meh to me.

Altogether:
This box has good moments (pearl base, moringa toner and Vita 3000 Cream), but also weaknesses (help! Another hand cream! oh no, tiny tiny pouches!) so it is really a mixed bag for me. Not among my favourites.

Memebox Detox and Renew

Hello everyone,

farewell Memebox. Forever? For a few months? I have no idea. Memebox closed down shipping internationally but before this I went on a last super haul. Now I should have enough to last until 2017 - at last. And because Nomen est Omen (and admittedly cause I saw the unboxing and loved the contents) I settled for the Detox and Renew Box. Turns out all items were fullsize!






1. GUAAM Method Black Pearl Protein (Conchiolin) 35 Whitening serum 60ml (full price 30$)
What I think:
This serum is meant to renew skin with bifida, AHA and black pearl proteins.  n addition it is free of chemical preservatives, artificial fragrance, artificial colors, mineral oils, sillicone oils, sulfates, parabens and EDTA. I have no idea what EDTA is, but if it´s absence is good for my skin I am glad :-) I think it sounds really good and it comes with an information flyer on what the GUAAM Methode is (in short: all natural incredents to get rid of any toxins in the skin). This Serum will get into my rotation as soon as a capacity opens for it.

2. Yadah Anti Trouble Bubble Cleanser 150 ml (Price 27$)
What I think:
This cleanser uses salicylic essence to fight acne and blemishes. It´s detoxifying the pores by clarifying the build up of dirt and oil build up. Now I have recently read that salicylic acid in cleansers don´t do much because you rinse them off so quickly, but it sure won´t harm to use this. Also the packing looks so damn cute and I have a bizarre attachment to cleansers anyway. Let´s face it: Salycilic acid or not - I love cleansers!

3. Mayn Bio Mineraltox Mist 100 ml (Price 44$)
What I think:
First of all I love the novelty value because it has little stones in it resembling the Seramis stones for indoor plants. When you shake it it even sounds like them. Reading the Memebox card it is revealed that those are "secret beads" made with ions and mineral water. I don´t really believe in a function, but if someone spontaniously starts to play music I can jam along shaking my mist :-) The rest of the incredients convince me more: lemon balm, apple mint and royal jelly. If it smells the way it sounds I see it as a perfect spring and summer mist (also in regards that there will be street musician anywhere and it´s easier to jam with someone in that case;-)

4. Araon Detox Skin Essence 100ml (Price 34$)
This essene is formulated with maple water, green tea extract and other skin detoxifying extracts and s meant to make the skin brighter and more even toned. I love that this thing is soooo big and will make sure to try it, maybe togeter with the GUAAM Serum for super detoxifing power?

5. Esthetic House Vitamin 3000 Vitamin B Vita Capsule Cream 30ml (Price 24$)
This Cream is meant to sooth irritated and inflamed skin.  I will keep it for really bad skin days.

Altogether:
I have not the slightest doubt about this purchase. Thinking about it this is almost an entire skin care routine on it´s own (Only toner is missing;-). There is nothing that is a total miss for me so I am very happy with the products.

Memebox Korean Beauty Starter Set #2 Sampler Kit


Hello everyone,

Memebox is now officially closed for International buyers, but I still have some reviews to write. Granted, I am not an affiliate anymore (cause what sense would it make to promote something I can´t buy?). I bought a few more boxes before the closing, and thus I have 3 more to review and 4 (I think) more on the way. Well, that should be enough products to keep me busy for a while.



This set didn´t come with a printed card, but the contents where revealed on the Memebox site straight away....

What I think:

1. Pisteo Bright and Pure C Serum 7ml x5
We are starting with the main attraction of the box: I really, really wanted those! I love Vitamin C Serum (I have tried the OST C20 and the Unnie Vitamin Serum so far) and those were 25$ for one tiny bottle on the Memebox site. I had a OST C20 serum on my ebay watch list and considering this would have cost almost the same of the box, I went for the box instead ;-) Like this I get some awesome freebies, that´s the way I see it any way ;-)

2. Memebox Make up Pouch
Let´s be honest, this is not the cutest pouch ever, but it will come in handy when I take some stuff along for shootings as it´ll make things easy to find. It´s not the most luxurious item either and  wouldn´t have bought it in the shop. I consider it a freebie.

3. Too Cool for School Dinoplatz Cinema City 10ml
I had this CC Cream before and really liked it. It was adjusting to my skin really nicely and had a very nice feel. It comes out in a white colour and you rub it in your hands until you get a color match for your skin. This will be nice for travelling.

4. Botanic Hill Boh Radiant Youth Ampoule Essence  5ml
I had one of those in a previous Memebox. It is a nice ampoule which moisturizes your face, however I didn´t really feel that it did anything else. The consistency of this ampoule is oily, basically you have two liquids in this bottle and have to shake it so it mixes with each other. This is a handy size and actually those 5ml last forever because you only need a few drops per day.

 5. Dermalift Internsive Aqua Rich Cream 15ml x 3
As mentioned before this was a favourite item in a previous Memebox. So this was the second main attraction and reason why I wanted to have this specific box. The moisturizers gel formula sinks into your skin like a dream with ZERO residue. all you feel is wonderfully moisturized skin. The perfect product for spring and summer!

6. 7 Drops Moringa light Sunblock SPF ++5 7g
I don´t really get the product: The SPF is really low so I don´t really see myself using it.

7. Plagentra White Mark Cream 15g
I don´t really suffer from stretch marks (ok, I have a few, but nothing extraordinarity drastic) so I guess I will pass it on to someone else. This is an repeat product and  haven´t used the one I received previously either.

8. Ryo Anti Hairloss Treatment 2x50g
I received this before. Don´t let the description fool you - it is an conditioner, not a shampoo. I haven´t used it yet, considering I now have 3 of those I better love it (or gift it all to friends)

Altogether:
I went for this box mostly for the Vitamin Serum and the Aqua Rich Cream, but even though I am not thrilled about every single product I feel that it was worth it in order to stock up ;-)

Samstag, 31. Januar 2015

Memebox K-Beauty Wrap up No. 2

Dear all,

I realised I missed doing a review on another Memebox - mainly because this one didn´t have a printed card. However as I am in Meme-panic mode (they stop shipping globally on February 10th) I decided to quickly do the review anyway.



 And this photo is taken from the Memebox website:



1. O’GCE Minus Touch Cooling Nose Pack Set [Cooling Nose Pack 10pcs + Pore Slim Pad Pouch 10pcs]
Full size product: 10pcs + 10pcs ($24)
Product Description
No more blackheads and oily mess around your noses! The Cooling Nose Pack’s blend of blue menthol, button flower, arnica, and pancratium maritimum extract effectively soothe and cool down dry, irritated nose. Then the Pore Slim Pad’s gentle formula based on camellia extracts and witch hazel extracts works to tighten and refresh visibly enlarged pores.

How to use
Cleanse the nose thoroughly with water. With dry hands, remove the translucent film from the Cooling Nose Pack and place the smoother side over your nose. Let it rest for 10~15 minutes. Peel off from the outer edges. Gently rinse with water or toner. As for the Pore Slim Pad, place it over puffy eyes or nose in the morning for about 10~15 minutes. Remove and follow with toner and emulsion.

 What I think:
I won´t have use for the nose pack because my blackheads are barely visible. My boyfriend will be receiving those. I am interested in the pore slim pads though, but will use them in summer when the heat really enlarges my pores :-)

2. ECLADO Real Radiance Whitening Cream 40g
Full size product: 40g ($50)
Product Description
This non-sticky, lightweight formula absorbs into skin smoothly to reduce appearance of dry patches and roughened skin texture and to brighten up dulled complexion. A blend of allantoin, licorice, niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, green tea extracts, and portulaca extracts replenishes, softens, and rejuvenates to give skin a healthy glow and youthful radiance.

How to use
Massage the cream gently all over clean face as the last step to skin care. Pat it in with clean hands for full absorbance.

What I think:
I really like Whitening creams, but I have quite a few in my stash. Sure, this will get used at some point or given away to someone else, but it has not top-priority in my stash right now.

what I received - Ignore the missing concealer. I got it, but it went missing in my huge make up case
3. MINERAL BIO Natural Mineral White Clay Pack 80ml
Full size product: 80ml ($24)
Product Description
Detoxify, purify, and refine the skin with the power of white clay. Combined with the pore-unclogging and oil-absorbing powers of kaolin and pure mineral water, this detoxifying mask helps to exfoliate dead skin cells and rid the pores of harmful, pore-clogging toxins. It also shrinks enlarged pores for the look of pore-free, porcelain skin, and controls shine for a refined look. All the products from Mineral Bio are greatly acknowledged for high content of natural mineral water which was also approved and categorized by the US FDA as being ‘High Mineral Content.’

How to use
Spread the clay pack evenly over clean face. Leave it on for 10~15 minutes. Massage gently with lukewarm water and rinse off. Follow with toner. Recommended to be used 2~3 times a week.
(Best Before January 13th, 2016)

What I think:
I hate having products with such a nearby expiery date because it means I have to start using it soon. I presently use up my claypatra clay mask sample, once it is used up I will start using this mask. I normally do clay masks once a week, so I hope I can actually use this up before it expires. I appreciate I got it, but not the expiry date :-(

4. I.MYSS Natural Toc Face Tuning Eye Cream 30ml
Full size product: 30ml ($30)
Randomly selected from Tea Tree, Argan Oil

Product Description
It’s about time you upgrade your skincare regimen to include things like eye creams – if you wish to maintain your youthfulness for as long as possible! The Natural Toc Face Tuning Eye Cream enriched with natural ingredients such as tea tree extracts and argan oil are perfect for those just entering the world of ‘anti-aging’. It’s gentle in formula, deliver intense hydration and nutrition, and suitable for daily use because it melts softly into eye contours with a moist, light finish.

How to use
Apply gently to eye contours. Use the tip of your ring finger to dab it on.

What I think:
I got the tea tree variation and I am not sure whether I want to put tea tree so close to my eyes. I will try it at some point, but I would have prefered the argan oil variation. I never break out around my eyes anyway so I don´t get the point of having an eye cream with tea tree oil (as much as I love tea tree otherwise)

5. I.MYSS Cantabile Stick BB Concealer 1ea
Full size product: 1ea ($13)
Randomly selected from #01 Light Beige, #02 Natural Beige

Product Description
Cantabile Stick BB Concealer adheres tightly over blemishes or acne scars to provide flawlessly smooth and porcelain-finish coverage. It comes in an easy-to-carry stick type and its moisturizing formula enriched with vitamin E complex helps maintain skin moist and soft.

How to use
Dab over skin imperfections you wish to cover up. Blend it in using a foundation brush or your finger. Re-apply as needed throughout the day.

What I think:
It is a really nice light textured concealer. I used it several times and liked it - it is somewhere in my make up stash and I intend to find it again ;-)

6. XAIVITA+ Goat Milk Skin Care Series
1) Goat Milk Bubble Soap 85g
This bubble soap formulated from rich goat milk helps rid of accumulated wastes, dead skin cell and excessive sebum with a powerful deep cleansing effect while maintaining the soft and supple feeling afterwards. It’s non-irritating as it carries no harmful toxins and only bases its gentle formula on naturally derived cleansing agents.
2) Goat Milk Moisturizing Hand Cream 70ml
Goat milk with abundant moisturizing agents deeply replenishes dry, roughened hands and creates a protective moisture film over the skin to maintain your hands soft and silky.
3) Goat Milk Wrinkle Essence 80ml
This is an anti-wrinkle facial essence enriched with goat milk nutrients for creating a protective moisture film over skin and providing instant hydration and nourishment deep into the skin. It feels in fine lines and wrinkles and tightens up saggy skin to give skin extra firmness and elasticity.
4) Goat Milk Vitamin Scrub Foam Cleansing 150ml
This is a scrub foam cleanser containing goat milk and abundant vitamin nutrients to help exfoliate excess skin impurities, dust, dead skin cell, and sebum. It will deep cleanse the face and replenish vitality and healthy glow to your face. Contains no artificial additives thus gentle and non-irritating to all skin types.
5) Goat Milk Bubble Foam Cleansing 150ml
This is a bubble foam cleanser enriched with goat milk to deep cleanse, soften, smoothen, and rid the skin of excessive sebum, oil, dirt, and wastes. Its moisturizing formula leaves skin moist and supple. Especially recommended for dry and sensitive skin types.

What I think:
I received the soap bar, which I hoped I wouldn´t. I would have prefered the essence or one of the cleanser options. It smells nice, but I am not sure I will use it.

Altogether: I am disappointed about the clay mask expiry date. I would have preffered the argan oil eye cream and anything from the goat series but the soap bar or the hand cream. The rest of is is things I don´t urgently need. It is a box with high potencial and if there are options there is allways room for gamble but this time it seems like I mostly lost in it. Well, it can happen ;-)

Snail Bee High Content Mask Pack Review

Dear all,

I am a huge Benton Snail Bee Fan so when I placed a Memebox Shop order I decided that I would put two Benton Masks in my order as well to see how I like it.After all they are just 2$.

WHAT IT DOESThis Snail Bee High Content Mask Pack is concentrated with cell regeneration snail mucin, and blemish fighting bee venom to encourage the skin’s natural recovery function. It provides a rich infusion of moisture and nutrients to the skin to help improve skin texture.

HOW TO USEApply onto cleansing the skin. Use 1 to 2 times a week for improved clarity.

KEY INGREDIENTSSnail Secretion Extract 90%, Bee Venom, EGF, Aloe, Phyto-Oligo

What I think:
I wore this sheet mask for 15 minutes and it had a nice, refreshing and slightly brightening effect. Over all I like this mask but I had heard from people that had really dramatic results (in a good way) using it. I can´t say that this was the case for me, but if I see those in a sale I will probably get more of them because they are really nice. My favourite Benton product will remain the snail bee essence, but it is hard for a mask sheet to compete with that.

I am still waiting for a few parcels, but I don´t know whether they will arrive before Memebox says goodbye to their global customers. If it is still timely enough  will post more reviews, if not, well, than I won´t.

Neogen Code9 GoldBlack Caviar Essence & Gold ToxTightening set Review

Hello everone,

as I loved the Skinfactory 7 seconds sheets my fingers itched when I found that the Memebox Shop had a similar product. The Neogen Code9 GoldBlack Caviar Essence & Gold ToxTightening set has a similar principle, but is from another company and has other incredients (so, yeah, technically it is only the same kind of use ;-)

Description:
What I think:
So, this is what the GoldTox Set looks like in real life. It comes with it´s own stand, own tweezer, the essence and the peeling pads. Once you put it all together it doesn´t look too scary anymore (as opposed to the 4 seperate packages you get once you open your Memeshop parcel. 

 
















I put all the essence over the peeling pads and it is really PLENTY of essence! The jar overflows with gold flecked essence. I will still have tons of essence left once I run out of peeling pads, but that is cool with me. I can still apply it to my face by had or pour some on a cotton and tap it all over my face.

The peeling pads are a bit more rough than the 7 seconds sheet and feel richer in essence, but that is fine! I tend to use them in the morning when I have to be ready extra quick and feel like my skin needs a bit of extra care. You´ll be happy to hear that it doesn´t smell of caviar at all ;-) No fishy surprises. Instead it has a really nie citrus-y fruity fragrance.It is now 47$ in the Memeshop, but when I got it it was 22$ with free shipping. I don´t think I will repurchase it because there are so many more peeling pads around and while it is really nice it´s no holy grail product for me. Frankly: It is very expensive! So even if it was a holy grail item I would look for a cheaper option.


Pure Smile Honey Queen Cleansing oil

Hello everyone,

in December I ordered a few things from the Memebox Shop and I will review them now so if you are interested in something you can still get it before Memebox is closing down their International Shipping. 

I start off with the Pure Smile Honey Cleansing Oil which costs 14$ in the Memebox Shop.

Product Description
Formulated with real honey and acai berries, this is the ultimate first-step cleansing oil for melting away even the most adherent, waterproof eye and lip makeup without dehydrating or stimulating the skin.

How to Use
Pump out several times and gently roll it over your eyes and lips for 30 seconds. Rinse off with lukewarm water. It’s recommended to use a foam cleanser for 2nd step cleansing. 

What I think:
The fact that it features honey intrigued me and I had still to find my perfect cleansing oil. I have tried Banila.co Zero and it is nice, though sometimes leaves a residue on my skin, I tried to Camelia Oil cleanser that one can also get on the Memebox site and it was nice, but I felt I could still do better. 

Honey Queen is indeed an oil that you pump on your hands and it stays oily throughout the entire cleansing process. BUT: Once you wash it off it is gone with NO RESIDUE! You will only have ultra-soft smooth and thouroughly cleansed skin! It is truely a holy grail product for me and I hope to stock up on it! It has a slight honey fragrance as well. Nothing too extreme thought, but you may want to take note if you are sensitive to fragrances. I have yet to find a Pure Smile product that I hate ;-) I highly, highly recommend this product!

Memebox Global 18

Hello everyone,

the clock is ticking until Memebox stops shipping to anywhere but Korea, China and the USA and this time it might be forever (remember: this situation occoured last year as well). I received Global Box #18 and want to share my thought. You can still buy it on the Memebox site.


 1. Purederm Shower Jelly 100g (full size! Price: 6$)
What I think:
I received the Brightening Milk and I look forward to try it. I am not that much into the fragrance (I admit I sniffled) but I think it´ll be fun to use something with a jelly texture. I have many shower gels in use presently so this one is waiting for the next rotation in my shower gel cycle (I presently use Xmas-sy fragranced stuff)

2. Dr. MJ Bee Tox Control Cream 55 ml (full size! Price 50$)
What I think:
My Benton Snail Bee Steam Cream slowly comes to an end and it seems like Memebox delivered the perfect follow up for it. This cream includes bee venom, propolis, tea tree leaf water, rosemary extracts and calendula. This sounds almost too good a incredients list to be true and I can´t wait! Maybe 1-2 weeks more till I start with it.

3. echoice Hand Theraphy 60g (full size! Price 2$)
What I think:
echoice is my favourite so-cheap-you-can´t-believe-it brands from korea. I have enought hand creams for the time beeing, but it is nice to have another one for the stash. It is meant to be rose fragranced - so I guess I keep it for next fall.

4. Puresmile Animal Point Pad (full size! Price 1$)
What I think:
I received the guava version. You can use those pads to stick them to your face when there are dry patches. It contains guava, vitamin e, hyaluronic acid and natto gum. This is a nice emergency case product if you need quick relief.

5. Derma Lift Intensiderm Aqua Rich Cream 3x 15ml (full size 50ml, Price 42$)
What I think:
Described as a priduct for dry skin I was worried it would be too rich for my combination skin. Not quite! It is quickly absorbed and leaves no residue. The small tubes are perfect for travelling and I bought another box based on the fact there are more of those. You can guess I am a real fan of those!

6. Touch by Lee Kyung Min Extreme Shield Master 2.2 ml (full size! Price 45$)
What I think:
This product is meant to be put on dry patches and features essence type oil. My skin is not dry presently so I haven´t use for it yet. Maybe I will gift it away to someone who has more use for it.

Altogether:
My favourite: Derma Lift Cream and the Bee Tox Cream! Everything else is nice freebies that I don´t REALLY, REALLY need but that are nice to have. The Extreme Shield Master is nothing I can use, but I will find a taker ;-)


Memebox Superbox #80 Pumpkin Pie Cosmetics

Hello everyone,

welcome to the final Memebox countdown (they will stop shipping to Europe and mostly anywhere in the world on Feburary 10th). Today let´s get our sticky fingers on the Pumpkin Pie Box.

Who can resist a pumpkin pie - well I can´t ;-)

1. Dearberry Coco´s Secret Recipe Pumpkin 100 ml (full size! Price: 16$)
What I think:
This is a wash off pack with real pumpkin extract, vitamins and beta-carotene for dry skin and clarifying and brightening dull uneven complexion. I am really intrigued by this mask, I expected something like this, but I still have to use up other masks. I really like the cute packaging!

2. Insobeau Multi Complex V-Line Repair Sleeping Mask 80 ml (full size! Price: 42$)
What I think:
This product will expire in June 2015 which really, really sucks! I will have to start using it soon. It contains eggs, adenosine, peptide, argan oil, collagen, albutin and ceramide and is meant to moisturie and brighten. I love the sound of it, but the fact that I have to start using it right away pisses me off a bit because I just started another sleeping pack!

3. Ernesti Shea Butter Hand Crem Lemon and Verbena 50g (full size! Price 5$)
What I think:
I can allways use a nice hand cream, but I am not sure what Lemon and Verbena is meant to do in a Pumpkin Pie. Hopefully it´ll smell nice! I will keep it for summer time when I prefer fresh and fruity fragrances.

4. TonyMoly Gold Black Sugar MAsk 100ml (Price 7$)
What I think:
I love my Skinfood Black Sugar Scrub but just ran out of it, so I was hoping for a nice new sugar scrub to replace it. Needless to say I am very pleased that i got this. I heared that this scrub has finer particles than the Skinfood one, which seems really nice!

5. Ernesti Day to Day Rice & Milk Foam Cleansing 160g (full size! Price: 14$)
What I think:
this seems like an new version of the Ernesti Cleanser I got earlier in one of the Whole Grain boxes.  Granted I didn´t use either of it, but it is sort of nice because I can keep one and give one to a friend.

Altogether: While I am not happy about the early expiery date for the sleeping pack every thing else seems really nice and I look forward to using it all.





Memebox Superbox #81 Anniversary

Hello everyone,

I was getting a bit lazy after Xmas and didn´t write as much despite getting a few boxes. Now I just got the message that Memebox won´t ship anywhere else but to Korea, China and USA starting on February 10th so I quickly catch up with my reviews before leaving Memeland forever. Don´t get me wrong -  will still occassionally post skin care reviews, but I will mostly post pin up stuff again. That´s good news for those coming for the pin up posts - bad news for those who came to read Memebox Reviews.

Let´s jump right in it.


This Memebox was released in order to celebrate the 1st anniversary of Memebox. Unfortunately it will also remain my only year with Memebox as it seems.

1. Tosowoong Bee AC Control Lotion 100ml (full size! 15$)
What I think:
This is filled with bee venom, galactomyces and bifida ferments. I don´t know bifida, but bee venom and galactomyces play a huge role in my skin care. I will make sure to include this in my skin care routine once my tea tree lotion runs out. I am a big Tosowoong fan!

2. Unni Recipe Makes your skin smooth firming Pact in Light beige (full size! Price 24$)
What I think:
With incredients featuring galactomyces, bifida (I really need to find out what that is) and lactobacilus this was one if the products I really looked forward. Unfortunately it doesn´t really work with my skin tone and it accented every pore I had :-( Fortunately I have so many other pacts that I can use :-)


3. AHC Whitening Cream SPF35PA++ 30ml (full size! Price 38$)
What I think: 
This brightening cream is described as a 4-in-1 multicare product featuring a vitamin rich blend of niacimide, hyaluronic acid, lemo, kakadu plum, kamu kamu berry and betaine. Sound really interesting but I haven´t gotten round to try it yet. I will once I run out of my Snow white cream.

4. RiRe Cool Dr. Scalp & Hot Speed Manicure (full size! Price 11$)
What I think:
Those are two scalp treatments . No huge hair product fan, but I will try them once I get the chance. I have relatively many hair things thanks to Memebox, so those will have to wait until I travel and need to pop someting small into my bag.

5. RiRe Capsule Mask pack 75 ml (full size! Price 22$)
what I think:
I got the Anti-Aging version. I like how cute the packing looks, but I have yet to try it. It sounds rather like a mist, than a actual mask in the description because it states that you caan spray it under or over your make up whenever you feel that you need it. The incredients feature adenosine, niacimide, cherry blossom, evening prim rose and violet extracts so I imagine it has a pleasant smell. I think I will keep this for spring time as I presently use the Unni Vitamin Mist.

 Altogether: A nice box, though not their nicest one. I expected something a bit more exciting for their anniversary. It seems rather basic.


Donnerstag, 11. Dezember 2014

Memebox Superbox #78 Dirty Gal

Hello everyone,

DHL I praise your holiday season effectiveness. Nothing seems stuck in customs for days and weeks anymore. I expected this to roll in weeeeeell after X-mas, but... now it´s here already! Yay!

Strange enough this Memebox didn´t appeal to me at first, despite promises of weird textures and fun products, but I came for the snail cream (and I was tempted to try a golden ticket box, because you got a voucher with it. Sadly I didn´t turn out to be the 1000$ voucher winner, but got 3 points only (buhu)). Looking forward: I would have been pissed to miss this great box! All items are full size!



















1. Dr. MJ Real Mucin Restore Cream 50g (Price 46$)
Product Description:
Repair and renew with this intensive cream formulated with rich snail mucin renowned for it´s regerative and revitalizing properties. This potent cream supports natural cell regeneration to decrease the appearance of wrinkles and is super concentrated to replenish moisture and maximzize the skin elasticity and firmness.

What I think:
Iam always in it when snail is mentioned, so this cream definately lured me in. I am about to run out of my Mizon Repair Cream so willl soon have a capacity to try this :-)

2. B&Soap Mamie Blue 130g (Price 29$)
product Description:
Nothing heightens the skin´s natural metabolic processes better than this densely textured, smooth gliding and terrifically energizing "Smurf" facial mask. Slap this blue paste onto skin to clear away dead, tired skin cells while literally vaccuuming up all impurities. Infused with invigorating peppermint, soothing evening primrose oil, and more, this facial mask is excellent for all skin types and all ages.

What I think:
I LOVE this idea of a smurf mask. What a smurfy idea with smurfy incredients. I am sure I will look smurfyfull using it. I can´t wait to try it! Wonder what John will say? He finds me smurfy, that´s for sure!

3. Esthetic House Mayo Pack 120ml (Price 12$)
Product description:
An easy-to-use hair mask inspired from mayonaise - famous hair home remedy - to make hair soft, elastic, moist, nourished and to prevent excess hair tangles.

What I think:
Normally Iam not a hair care fan, but the mayonaise in the mayo pack makes me curious and I want to try it. Yes, bring in some novelty and I will adore you. I am so predictable!

4. Pure Smile Muddy Girl 15g x 2 (Price 2$)
Product Desription:
A wash off type mud pack made from naturally derrived ingredients such as white clay, mud, and pearl extracts. It works to soothe, purify and moisturize the skin preventing possible dehydration and surface roughening.

What I think:
Gosh are those little heart shaped containers cute! They are very small as well, so good for travelling. I really like the brand Pure Smile and will try those packs soon!

5. Cleomee Natural Donkey Oil 80ml (Price 83$)
Product Description:
This gentle and nourishing blend of natural EGF donkey oil, olive oil, annatto oil, grape seed oil, jojoba oil, sunflower oil and  macadamia oil delivers rich nutrition and replenishment deep down into the skin. Free of paraben, phenoxenythanol, artificial coloring, benzophenone and mineral oil.

What I think:
The most important first: Donkey oil seems to be made of donkey milk. I am not sure yet how to include it in my skin care routine, but it sounds so interesting! I must find a way!

Altogether: I find this has more weird factor than some OMG boxes and I love it. there is no product that won´t get used, though I have to figure out how to make the donkey oil work (for 83$ retail price it better turns out to be liquid gold :-D)

Memebox Special #65 Apple Mojito

Dear all,

for some reason the postal service in Germany functions better during the holiday-season than at any other point of the year which is why I already got Memeboxes that I didn´t expect for weeks :-D

I love a good Mojito and I like everything fragranced like apples, so as we got some points to spent upon release and as it was only 19$ to begin with I grabbed this box rather quickly.I was sooooo sure it would have the Mizon Mojito Toner it it, but the "Step by Step Skin care" Box crashed this illusion because it had this very toner and most of the time there are no repeats in Memeboxes. It is one of those things where Memebox works against all logic. I don´t have Step by Step, but I have the Apple Mojito box... Let´s see what else we have in there as I have clarified that, well, no Mojito toner is included;-)




















1. Ernesti Apply & Honey Shea Butter Hand Cream 50g (full size! Price 5$9
Product description:
The heavily nourishing honey and vitamin rich apple formula of this hand cream works to moisturize, purify and firm uo dry hands.

What I think:
It´s winter, so a handcream is a good idea. I haven´t sniffed on it yet because I have others to use up first.

2. A.H.C. Climax Foam Cleanser 180ml (full size! Price 29$)
Product Description:
Formulated from soda water, coconut and glucouse components this A.H.C. Climax Foam Cleanser is a mild cleanser with abundant foams and rich in various nutrients. It´s creamy in texture and leaves skin moist and suppple after use. Recommended for all skin types.

What I think:
I don´t see the apple mojito connection AT ALL. But it is a cleanser. I love cleansers. So I won´t complain ;-)

3. Holika holika Dessert Time lip Balm Lemon cupcake (ful size! Price 6$)
Product Description:
Moisturize and refresh chapped lips with lemon-scented Dessert Time Lip Balm in 06 Lemon Cupcake. The tinted formula also adds a natural pink flush and suppleness.

What I think:
I really like the one I got in the Cafe Box, so I am pleased to get another one in another fragrance.

4. Purederm Skin turn Over Lemon Peeling Toner 170ml (full size! Price 24$)
Product description:
This lemon peeling toner is enirched with AHA, lemon extracts, witch hazel waer, and portulaca extracts. When used on a cotton pad to tone skin after cleansing, it helps soothe an de-stress stimulated skin and facilitates skin turn-over by removing dead skin cells and smoothening out uneven skin texture.

What I think:
It sounds good and I really really like the Purederm brand. Yet, I am still a bit disappointed it isn´t a mojito toner. I will get use out of it and maybe I´ll learn that I love it more than I possibly could love a Mizon toner?

5. TonyMoly Red Apple Tox Honey Cream 8m ml (full size! Price 12$)
Product description:
Mad from vitamin rich red apple and deeply nourishing honey, Tonymolys famous Red Apple Tox Honey ream is a daily facial cream with a unique honey like texture. The bouncy, hydrating gel cream stretches when patted on, giving the skin a massage effect as well as silky finish.

What I think:
Everyone in Memeland knows the story of the CutiePieMarzia 2 Box. I will do a short version of it, in case you are mor of a noob. CutiePieMarzia is a youtuber with a huge following so Memebox made a loooot of boxes to sell as the Cutie Pie Marzia box. However the box presentation video was rather lackluster so it didn´t sell quiete as much as anticipated, resulting in: Single items sold in sale, pushing the Cutie Pie Marzia Box sales and including the items from this box in other boxes (in some cases so many at once there was an uproar about it), So I sort of expected this cream to show up and as it is in fact the only product from the Cutie Pie Marzia Box that I would have wanted I am fine with it. I have used samples of this cream before as a night time moisturizer and it is really nice and smells wonderful. You wake up with a well-hydrated and soft skin and the packaging is so damn cute!!!!! I am happy to get this one!

Altogether: It is a nice boxm though the cleanser makes no connection to the Apple Mojito Theme and I painfully miss and actuall Mojito item in here... At least a mojito mist would have been swell!

Samstag, 6. Dezember 2014

Memebox #62 Tea Tree cosmetics - unboxing

Hello everyone,

I bought the Memebox Tea Tree Cosmetics box immediately after release because I really need every weapon I can get to keep my face clear :-) I really looked forward to this one!

Let´s see what I got!





















1. Shara Shara Bee Tox Spot Cream 15ml (full size! Price 18$)
Product description:
A concentrated blend of bee venom, white willow bark extracts, and 6 varieties of herbal extracts for relieving, clarifiying and controlling blemish spots and excessive oil and sebum on acne prone skin.

What I think:
I had this cream in the Global Box 17 and have tried it already. I like it and think it really helps with break outs so I am happy to get a back up!

2. DD´ell Moisture Facial Mask 03 Tea Tree (full size! Price 7$)
Product Description:
Formulated with abundant tea tree oil, green tea extracts, deep ocean water, allantoin and orange peel extracts, this moisture facial mask instantly cools, hydrates and alleviates blemishes and stimulated skin.

What I think:
I love sheet masks. I only wish I had gotten two of those. I look forward to trying it!

3. Purederm Tea Tree Pore Freshner 170ml (full size! Price 24$)
Product Description:
This tea tree pore freshner, witch hazel water, sage extracts, lemon balm extracts and peppermint extracts. When used on a cotton pad to tone skin aftr cleansing, it helps soothe and de-stress stimulated skin and maintain a healthy skin condition by controlling make up residues, dirt and impurties clogged up in the pores.

What I think:
I really like Purederm as a brand and liked everything that I have tried, so I look forward to trying this toner as well!

4. Tosowoong Tea Tree AC Control Soothing Lotion 100ml (full size! 19$)
Product Description:
65% tea tree leaf water and 3% tea tree extracts, the Tosowoong Tea Tree AC Control Soothing Lotion effectively alleviates red stimulated skin while treating acne-prone skin overall for a healthier, cleaner complexion. The gentle formula also helps firm up and fill in fine lines and wrinkles.

What I think:
So far I have likes everything from Tosowoong that I tried. This item comes in a painfully unspectacular bottle, compared to the Timeshift line which I own and love, but something tells me it just looks the part and probably has super powers! I want to include it in my routine as soon as a step is opening up :-)

5. ProYou Tea Tree Oil 10ml (full size! Price 24$)
product Description:
A bottle of pure tea tree oil targetted to care for bemished skin. It has soothing and antibacterial properties which help treat red spots effectively without drying out the skin.

What I think:
I don´t know what to do with it yet, but I am sre I will find a way to use it!

6. Purederm Tea Tree Make-uk Remover Cleansing Towelettes 30 pieces (full size! Prce 7$)
Product Description:
Make up Removing Towelettes soaked in tea tree extracts, Vitamin E, green tea extracts and aloe vera extratcts to effectively calm and comfort the skin while gently removing all stubborn lip and eye make up residues in one easy go.

What I think:
Another product from my favourite affordable brand! Now I rarely use towelettes, but I won´t let those go to waste! I guess they are very handy for travelling and when you don´t have a lot of time to remove make up (or feel very tired). Maybe I will fall in love with them :-)

Altogether: It is a very nice box and I will get a lot of use out of it. I only wish there would have been a foam cleanser as well to kick off my routine with it.