Monday, October 22, 2012

I heart Fall Tag!

So it is Fall and I do really like Fall. The color of the leaves, that special Fall smell in the air, hot chocolate (jummie!). So I did the Fall tag:

1. Favorite Fall lip product?
Sephora Lipstick R23 Crush, I just love this dark berry color, I think it is perfect for Fall!

2.Favorite Fall Nail Polish?
Catrice 070 Caught On The Red Carpet, this dark red color is just gorgeous!

3. Favorite Starbucks Fall Drink?
Here in The Netherlands we do not really have a lot of Starbucks stores, so I do not drink it a lot, but when I drink it I always choose the Caramel Hot Chocolate! It is so good! I do really want to try all the Fall flavors like the Pumpkin Spice Latte, although I do not know if we they sell that flavor here.

4. Favorite Fall Candle?
I love the Sacred Fire Candle from Rituals, It has this typical Fall scent. I just love it!

5. Favorite Fall Scarf or accessory
My Zara Statement necklace, I love the colors of the necklace and I think statement jewelry is perfect for Fall.
The necklace is in my favourites of September.

6. Haunted house, haunted hay ride, or haunted corn maze?
To be honest I do not like scary things, when I was a kid we went to some kind of medieval dungeon and that was so scary! Since then I am really scared of those kind of things. I also have never really been in those three things, but if I had to choose I would choose a haunted house and go to the exit really fast!

7. Favorite Halloween movie?
We do not really celebrate Halloween in The Netherlands, so I do not really know a lot of Halloween movies. Scary movies are also not really my thing just because i do not like scary things. But there is one movie which is scary and weird that I do like and that is Black Swan (I do not know if it is a Halloween movie, but it comes close).

8. Favorite candy to eat on Halloween?
Anything with chocolate. <3

9. What are you dressing up as for Halloween?!
Because we do not really celebrate Halloween I never really dressed up for Halloween, but I would definitely dress up as the Black Swan! (Of course!)

10. What is your Favorite thing about Fall?
My Favorite thing is that special Fall scent in the air. I just love that, when I smell that scent I know that Fall had begun!

So these were my favorite things about Fall! I tag you all to do the same!
What do you like about Fall?

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

My Sephora Haul

Last week I went to Sephora with a friend. The reason: a 3 for €10 sale on all Sephora make-up.
I had been there before and it was crazy. Everybody was digging for the right colour of make-up and my friend was like: ‘Oke.. I will hold your bag and good luck.’ In the end I bought a foundation, compact powder, mascara, blush, nail polish and a primer. All this for just €20!

This time the sale was 3 for €10 on everything, only the foundations and mascara's were 2 for €10.
I already made a list in my head of all the products I wanted: a blush, lipstick, primer and highlighting powder.
When we stepped foot in Sephora, it wasn't as crazy as two years ago. Of course I went on a Thursday and not on a Saturday, but they also changed it. There were not a lot of products to choose from, which was really disappointing. I still managed to find some nice products and looked at other brands.

I immediately went to the Benefit counter; I just love their products and packaging. A lady from Benefit tried the They're Real mascara on me. I already wore another layer of mascara, so the result was not that amazing, but you could definitely see more volume!
I was thinking about what I should buy: the They're Real mascara, the Dandelion mini box (the blush, lipgloss, High Beam and Cha Cha Tint) or go to the Benefit Brow Bar, since I always wanted to go there. In the end I decided that my eyebrows needed a serious wax, so Benefit Brow Bar it is!
I never really knew what to do with my brows. They always looked sort of uneven; at least that is what I see. So time to let a professional take care of them!

You will hear all about my Benefit Brow Bar experience in another blog post, but first the products that I bought:

Sephora Blush in N° 06 Corail Rosé/ Coral Flush
A nice coral blush with gold glitter
Sephora Smoothing & Brightening Concealer in N°01 Clair/Light
This concealer is even lighter than my foundation. It is almost white, so I am really happy with it. For me that is hard to find!

From left to right:

Sephora Rouge Lipstick in R20 Honey
A pretty peachy nude color.
Sephora Cream Lipstick in R19 Charmer
A pink peach color.
Sephora Cream Lipstick in R12 Sexy Game
A lovely old pink color.
Sephora Cream Lipstick in R23 Crush
A gorgeous Berry color.

I am really happy with the products I got and I will definitely go again in February/March!

Are you familiar with Sephora make-up?

Monday, October 8, 2012

Philosophy Hope in a Jar Review

I heard so much about Hope in a Jar, I have read a lot of reviews and everybody was really positive about this cream, so I thought that this would be the solution for my skin.

I have a really difficult skin. It is really sensitive (when I try new products there is always a risk I get an allergic reaction and believe me that does not look good). I also have a combination skin so a really oily T-Zone which is really annoying and I am acne - prone which means some products, foods or when I am stressed or something like that give me break-outs. And those break outs leave scarring behind which sucks..
So I have red, sensitive skin with scars that gets break outs very often.

When I find a new product I always believe that this is the ONE that gives me beautiful skin. (Most of the time it is not)
So of course I thought that Hope in a Jar was the one.

The Cream

The cream has some kind of watery feeling when you put it on your skin, so a little goes a long way. The smell however is not that attractive. The cream has a really chemical smell. The first time I put it on my face I could smell it all day. After a week I did not notice the smell anymore. You get used to it and maybe start loving it, but in the beginning it is not that nice.

My experience

The first time I put the cream on my face I went to a musical, but because me and my dad were there to early we walked on the boulevard which was next to the beach. There was also a lot of wind that day, so that is maybe the reason why my face did not look good at the end of the day. A lot of my foundation was gone and there was a lot of oil on my face you could just see that my skin wasn't liking my new cream.
I did not had an allergic reaction to it so I continued using it because I paid like €40 for it so I did not wanted to stop after just one day. My skin started to look better with my new cream and was getting used to it only after a while I noticed that I needed to put more cream on my face to get a moisturized feeling. Otherwise my skin would look really dry and oily.
So I was half way threw the jar and I came to the conclusion that it just didn't work for me.
I do think that it is a good cream because in the beginning I definitely saw a change in my skin which was good, so I would recommend it to people even in the end it did not work for me.

Now I use Kiehl's oil free lotion which is good but I am always curious for new moisturizers, do you have any recommendations?

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Steamcream Review

I do not even know how I found out about this brand. I probably just saw it on a site and was curious because of the name. This directed me to the site of Steamcream and I just bought a jar. It took about a week to arrive but when it finally did I was really excited!

Steamcream is created by Andrew Gerrie, a CEO from Lush.
He wanted good and natural skincare for a good price and created Steamcream.
It is made with high quality, natural ingredients and a shot of hot steam (that's why it's called Steamcream). It is handmade in the UK and Japan and you can use it on your face, body and hands.

It is made with orange flower water, oatmeal and vegetable glycerine to hydrate your skin. And also almond and jojoba oils and moisturising cocoa butter, which softens the skin’s surface.

The cream comes in a jar and the nicest part of that is you can pick your own design of the jar! I chose the design Koku which I think is really cute and floral.

My experience

I really liked the packaging it came in, the fact that you can pick your own jar is awesome! So that is definitely a plus!
When I opened it and smelled the cream, it smelled like a product Lush would sell, it has that typical Lush scent (which isn't a bad thing). The smell also reminded me of Lushes' Dream Cream.
When I put it on my hand I noticed that it was really moisturizing, but that it probably would not work for my face because it is to heavy and I could get break-outs from it.

I tried it on my body and hands which worked great for me! It moisturizes really well, the smell is nice (you might need to get used to it, but if you like Lush products you would really like this).
I tried it once on my face but after one use I could already see that this isn't a great use for my face. I got break-outs and my skin was a little bit irritated.
It did really moisturise my face, but it just isn't for combination/oily skin types. So when you have really dry skin I think this would be perfect as a facial cream and otherwise you could use it as a body cream.

The price of a jar of Steamcream is £12.95 for 75 g.
I have put a link down below if you want to try it out yourself!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Miranda Kerr for Harper's Bazaar!

Max Factor Facefinity All Day Flawless 3 in 1 Foundation Review

When this foundation came out I wasn't really curious. Most of the time drugstore brand do not have the right color for me. They are always to dark.
So when I went to a drugstore with a friend to find the right foundation for her I saw this one. I was really surprised because most of the time they do not really have light colors. So I just bought it to try it out.

This foundation is a 3 in 1 solution. It is a primer, concealer and foundation in 1 which is nice because when you are really in a hurry you don't have to use 3 separate products.
It says that it gives you an all day flawless skin. I also really liked the fact that it is supposed to give good coverage because of the concealer.

This is the foundation:

My thoughts

To be honest I do not like this at all. The first thing is that the color is not right for me, but I am used to that, so maybe it will work for other people.
The second thing is that when I applied it it didn't looked good. I applied it with my foundation brush and you could just see stripes and what ever I did you could still see them. It also looked very cakey on me.
I asked my mom what she thought of my new foundation and in the beginning she liked it but later at the day she said that you could see a line at my neck from the foundation and my normal skin tone and that it just didn't looked natural. Then my stepfather came in and said that I shouldn't put so much make-up on my face. After that I immediately took my make-up off an applied my usual foundation.

I do think the idea of a 3 in 1 foundation is really good, only this just did not work for me.

Have you tried this out already?

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Doutzen in baby Blue

My favorites from September 2012

I can't believe that it is already the end of September. Everything just went so fast! Before you know it is New Year's and the beginning of a new year!

But a whole month means trying out a lot of products, these are the products that I fell in love with!

Lush Fair Trade Honey Shampoo

Read my review on this product here.

Mac Mineralize Skin Hydrating Mist

My MAC Fix + Spray was almost finished so I wanted a new one. I went to the MAC store and it turned out that it was sold out so a MAC employee recommended this to me. I have to say that the scent from the Fix + Spray is better, but I think I get a dewier look from this.

Chanel le Vernis Nail Colour 551 Coco Blue

I wanted this nail polish for a while now, but I thought it was a little bit to expensive so I went looking for cheaper brands with the same color. I have looked everywhere and I couldn't find it so I just bought it and I LOVE it! The color is so pretty and now that I have it I do not regret buying it!

Catrice Highlighting Powder

Highlighters are a musthave right now in the beauty world so I also bought one. I also heard really good things about the Dior Highlighters but first this one from Catrice. I really like this one it gives your skin a really nice glow so when you are looking for a cheaper highlighter this one is really good!

Lush Catastrophe Cosmetic,en_US,pd.html?start=7&cgid=fresh-face-masks

I was at the Lush store (which is always tempting) and I really wanted to try this one. The smell is really nice and it is made with fresh blueberries. After using this my skin felt so soft and looked really nice. I am deffinetly repurchasing this!

Hema Bronzing Powder

Hema is a store in The Netherlands (I think they also have one in Germany, Belgium and France) that sells all sorts of things and also make-up! I saw this one and immediately loved it. I never really used a bronzer before, (I have a really fair skin tone, so i thought it would not look nice on me) but it looks really nice and warms up my complexion so bronzer is definitely a must have for me right now!

Kiehl's Lip Balm #1,default,pd.html?start=6&cgid=face-eye

I am a huge Kiehl's fan so I was really excited when I got this in my Glossybox! It is really nice and moisturizes my lips very well.

Non Beauty Products

H&M Sweater €9,95

Great for fall and winter coming up, love the mustard color.

Primark Studded Loafers €13

I really like loafers (this is my 3rd pair) and I saw these and I loved them instantly. They are very comfy and look amazing!

Zara Necklace €22,95

I saw these at Zara and knew that I had to had this. I really like statement necklaces and at that time we did not really had them, so when I saw these I was like yeeeh finally a statement necklace! They are very colorful and love to wear it with my mustard sweater!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Lush Fair Trade Honey Shampoo Review

I am a huge Lush addict, so when there new hair products came out I had tot try them!
Today I am reviewing there Fair Trade Honey Shampoo. I immediately loved it because of the honey. I love honey! It tastes amazing and it has good benefits for your skin and body!


110 G - £7/€ 12,95
300 G - £14/€ 25,95

600 G - £23,50/€ 45,95

Lush facts:

There is more than 50 % fair trade honey in this shampoo. The honey moisturizes your hair and makes it shine. They also put flax seed gel in it which also moisturizes your hair.
For the scent they put lemon oil and geranium oil in it which gives it a nice sweet herbal scent.

My Opinion:

The scent:

When I first heard about this shampoo I thought that it would smell like honey and than I red on the Lush site that it did not smell like honey at all.
For me it does smell like honey which is a huge plus for me! It smells really sweet and herbal.
It is not the best scent ever but it isn't horrible. It is just a Lush scent (The product from Lush have some kind of scent that I can always tell if it is a Lush product or not, really weird I know).

Does it work?

I have been using this shampoo for a couple of weeks and I definitely see a difference. The first time I tried it my hair felt so soft and smooth. Right now it isn't as soft and smooth as the first time, but it still does it's work.
I also see a different in texture. I do not really have frizzy hair but sometimes I do, with this shampoo I do not see any frizz and the shine is amazing!
The scent is not to overwhelming, but you do smell it during the day.
The roots of my hair do feel a little bit greasy at the end of the day, so I think this shampoo is perfect for every day use.

End result

I really like this shampoo. It does it's job: more shine, less frizz and just healthy looking hair. The smell is nice, not to overwhelming and the fact that there is more than 50% honey in it really convinces me of repurchasing it, just because I looove honey!

Have you tried it yet, or other products from Lush that I should try? Tell me about it!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Glossybox September 2012

So I recently got my Glossybox and I am unpacking it with you, so you can see what kind of products you get every month.

For those who do not know what Glossybox is, Glossybox is a box with 5 big samples of products that you can try out, it costs €12,95 per month. It is kind of similar to Birchbox in America.

So this is the box of September:

It comes in this really cute box, it is almost like giving yourself a present!

This box it presented by the perfumery MOOI so that is why the box is green.

Normally the box looks like this:

(I always keep the boxes because you can storage things in them or put a present in them and give it away)

The 5 products in this Glossybox:

Clinique - High Impact Mascara
Yes to Cucumbers - Daily Calming Facial Moisturizer
Broaer - Vital Oil (for hair and skin)
Cacharel - Catch... Me, Eau de parfum
Diesel -  Loverdose, Eau de parfum
Glossybox - Tweezer
Orange Soap - Zest

I really like the products in this box, it is very versatile and I looove that there is a Clinique mascara in it!

I am definitely going to try these product out and you will hear my review very soon!

If you are interested in Glossybox I will put some links down below:

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