I decided to put my lush hauls of the last 4 months in one blogpost - so here is the heavy-pic load of my lush-collection...
Hmmmm Ladyboy perfume-stick - I love that smell. I think, it smells a bit like bananas with oakmoss... Not my absolute favourite Gorilla perfume - but one of the best! (My favourites are always and forever Karma and Love!)
Marzibain bubble bath - meanwhile I only got one little piece for one single bath left. It smells like marzipan and makes a great big bubbly bubblebath. It smells a bit like the snowcake soap and I've bought it at lush UK.
Last November I've bought the Calacas shower jelly - I really love that lemonlike green jelly sugarskull and it refreshes perfectly - it's packed full with lime and it helps you waking up from the dead. I hope it will be in stock next halloween also.
Christmas specials are great - I've bought a Candy Mountain - but I think I am the only one who don't like that smell - after one bubblebath I've had enough of this scent. It smells like a toothpaste I used when I was a child - do anyone of you know the "Blendi"-Toothpaste? Yes - thats the smell!
Every year at Christmas time I am happy about one bath-ballistic called Cinders - it evokes sitting by a crackling open fire and drinking a glass of warm punch. It smells like punch, warm orange and cinnamon... and it has this crackling fizzy prickly pieces in it that givesyouthe soothingcrackling open firein the tub. Sooooo good!
Another Christmas special is the Snowcake soap - it smells like the Marzibain, I really love that smell of almonds and marzipan. Benzoin,Rose Absolueandacaciaappeasedry, stressedwinterskin.
The cosmetic warrior facemask... I got a sample at my Christmas-shopping there - but it was so muchthat it wasalmost an entirepotin original size -if yougoto LushDortmundand want a sample-look out fortheonly malesalesmanthere-he's alwaysvery generous. ;)
The face maskis alittle getting used to.It containstea tree oilandgarlic.Butits reallyone of the bestface masks thatI've ever used.It combatspimplesand soothes the skin,evenif itsmells reallynasty.
After Christmas, Lush gave a 50% discount on a lot of stuff - and I find myself again in the shop *lol* So here are my hauls (everything with 50% discount, except Jasmin&Henna)
The Midnight Massage butter - Theintensely nourishingbaseof cocoaand shea butterisblended withvanillaabsolute andsensualjasmine.It also containssome forbiddenfruitslikefig,carob podsandquinceextract,theynourishyour skinretain moisture,andprotect them.I love that scent and the little golden shimmer on my skin.
Jasmin and Henna Fluff Eaze - a great treatment for colored and bitchy hair. It contains nourishingoils such ascoconut oil,wheat germ oil andbrazil nutoil and thearoma of preciousjasmine andseductiveylang ylangoil.If you thinkyour hair isa little toofluffy andfrizzyso,thenyoushould getthis mixture.
Lush says, that youneed awhole potfor very long hairperapplication- I thinkthis is exaggerated-I only need a little handfull ofthe conditionerfor my shoulder-long hair - and its enough to get my hair de-frizzed and I carry the smellof jasminefor days.ColorlesshennaIt also helpsto sealmy dyedhairandthe hair colorlasts much longer.
Twilight shower gel is the best if you take a shower before going to bed - Packed withrelaxing essential oilssuch aslavenderinfusion, lavenderoil andylang ylang, itbringsyou to rest. It smells like the Twilight bath ballistic and it is deep purple with a bit glimmer in it. Hmmmmm!
So White Bath Ballistic - it hasa deliciousscentofredripe apples.Outside of the bathtubits a white ball,butinthe tub,it createspinkfoam-I havereally enjoyedmy bath withthisbathbomb-andI thinkthat itshould be quitethe yearto beon the market,not onlyat Christmas time!
Creme Anglaise - This luxuriouslotionisnamedafter a Frenchdessert. It contains nourishingalmond oil, whichgives yourskin an incredibly softness.It smells likevanilla, orangeand a hint ofmyrrh. What made memosthappy was, thatthis body lotionwasbrought down to50%- I've bought it the first time in Britain andloved it-unfortunatelyin Germanythis lotion was too expensive for me -andthen Ialso heardthat theyget it out of stock soon...but thanks tothe discount, Imanaged to get alastpot-yay!
Santa's Sack - a triple bubblebath - with tonka, neroli and tagetes this
bubble bar is kind to the skin and a gift to the nose (I really love tonka and neroli!). The bubblebathis composed ofseveral parts.The bagitselfis a classicbubblebar, which cancrumbleintorunning bath water.In sticking withtwo giftsthat arebothmultiplebubble baths.Thisone holdunderthe stream of wateruntilyou have enoughfoam,and putthe rest awayto dryand use itagainthe nextbath. I've used up the red sack now and I am curious about the two multiple bubblebaths - the red sack was enough for 2 very bubbly and foamy bubblebaths. Hope, it will be back next Christmas!
Christmas Eve bubblebar - This bubble bar was invented for those times when you are getting
ready for a big event. Soak in a bath and relax in mountains of bubbles
and rise with a hint of sensual jasmine fragrance lingering on your
body. Irish moss powder in this bar ensures that your skin feels
smooth and soft whilst the essential oils will relax you and leave your
mind and body ready for great things.
I love this bubblebar after a long working day to refresh and smell fantastic.
It's raining men showergel - It smells like the alltime favourite "Honey I washed the kids"-soap. It’s bursting with exotic flowers, honey and sweet wild orange and has a rich honey-toffee fragrance. BeforeI boughtthe big bottlein thediscount,I allowed myselffrom time to time a small bottleof it-now I havea big bottlethat will surelysufficefor a whole year(this showergelis incrediblyproductive).
Toothy tabs in Aquatic and Chou Chou - I love you -
Aquatic toothy tab is our gloriously romantic confection. This solid
toothpaste is a refreshing and seductively sweet blend of Earl Grey,
lime and aphrodisiac jasmine. Perfect for freshening up before
Chou Chou - I love you gives you a
lovely sweet-smelling breath. These brand new Toothy Tabs are scented and flavoured with rose,
so they taste like Turkish Deligh.
I love the Toothy Tabs especially for travelling - Aquatic is more refreshing than Chou Chou - so I use Aquatic in the morning and Chou Chou in the evening.
Of course I get some samples there - I choosed 2 facemasks (too badthemalesalesmanwas not present-so Iunfortunatelytappedonly two tinypots) - Cupcake and Catastrophe Cosmetic. Cupcake is one of those alltime-favourite products - I love the smell of chocolate and peppermint - and it helps my oily skin getting smooth with Rhassoul mud and feeling fresh with spearmint oil. The lighthearted side of this mask has cocoa powder, vanilla absolute
and spearmint oil - like a big chocolate bar that doesnt causes spots!
Catastrophe Cosmetics is awesome - I will buy it the next time I stop by at Lush. It helped my skin calming down and it smells so awesome like a fresh blueberry joghurt on my face... Irish moss gel softens the skin, whilst almond oil moisturises and leave it supple.Fresh
blueberries are full of vitamins and minerals and are anitoxidant. Rose
absolute and chamomile essential oil reduces redness and
irritation. Calamine and talc will deep clean and soothe the skin at the
same time. Combined together they provide your skin with a good
deep cleanse without causing puffiness – leaving the face cool, clear
So - thats it - For nowI haveimposed a Lush-embargoon my own - At least until Valentine's Day - But I spotted the Sweet Japanese Girl - facecleanser at Lush.uk yesterday... Oh my gosh - I am a lush-junkie! And there is no cure!
I always love the matte cases of the Sleek palettes - even though you can see every fingermark... *sigh*
Hmmmm.. finally some neutral and metallic shades for my collection... a mix of metallic and matte eyeshadows...
The upper row is a mix of light shades - 5 metallic and 1 matte tone. The metallic ones are copper, silver, yellow-golden, red-golden and bronze. The matte one is a dark sand-beige.
the lower row is more darker, like the colors of the sky when a storm is coming... 4 metallic and 2 matte shades. It contains a brown-metallic, gunmetal grey metallic, dark green metallic, dark blue iridescent metallic, a matte light-brown and a matte anthracite black.
The texture is - like the other eyeshadows of Sleek - very smooth, high-pigmented and easy to blend - the palette contains a perfect mix for day and night - I can use it for my everyday-office look and also for a dramatical look for party-nights.
Thismattifyingand moisturizingface creamprovides the skinwithmoistureall dayand gives ita smooth complexion, it opens the skinporesandreduces red spots.A mild,oil-freetexture.
I think it will be a perfect moisturizer for my oily skin - I will try it soon!
Anatomicals"no old bags allowed" Eye Gel[Original Size 15 ml, 4.95€].
Thiscooling and smoothingeye gelrevitalizesand refreshes theeye area.Itreduces dark circles andwrinkles and tightenstheskin areaunder the eyes.Its chamomileextractandarnicaflower waterreduces rednessandimproves theskin texture.
I've tried it - and it its very cooling and easy to apply - great after a long night - and I think my eyes are a bit less puffy...
Thismascaragives volume,liftsand separateslashes.Thelong-lastingformuladoes not smudgeanddoes not dry out.The specially designedbrushrevealslashesof which younever thoughtthat youeverhave.
I love the products of Benefit and I am curious about this mascara - but first I have to use up my other mascara samples before I try that baby. I used the Bad Gal lash-mascara from Benefit ago - and it was one of the best mascaras I've ever tried... so I am full of confidence ;)
3.DynamicIsadoraLash GrowthSerum[sample size 3mlapprox. € 8,55 (Original size: 7ml€ 19.95)] The serumwithkeratincoatedmicrospheressupports naturalgrowth of eyelashes.Even after 30days of regular use, thelasheslook longerby up to 20%.Polypeptidespromoteeyelash growthby stimulatingthe microcirculation andcell metabolism.Pelvetiaandlaminaria algaeextractsupporteddensityand growth of eyelashes.Apigenin- aflavonoidderived fromcitrus-improves microcirculation.Oleanolic acid- anextract from the leavesof the olive- strengthensand helps to preventbreakage of thelashes. Perfume-free.
Sure I am a bit sceptic but I wanted to try such a lash-growing serum... so I give it a try and will report about it...
4. Alterna Bamboo plumping strand expand [sample size 25 ml approx.6,99 € (Original size 100ml 27,95 €)] Thisthickeninghairdryerlotioncombinesinvigoratingorganicbamboo extractwithinvigorating,nutrient-richorganicmaca rootin a lightweightformula thatimmediatelythickenseach individual hair.With "ColorHold"technology to protect thehair color.
I love the Alterna products - I've often had some sprays in my previous boxes and everyone was great. This lotion sounds perfect for me - volume and color-protecting? Let's see ...
5. Bi-oil, skin oil [Original size, 60 ml 11,95 €]
Specialcosmetic forskin care.Designed toimprove the appearanceofscars, stretchmarksandunevenskin tone.The formulationcontainsvaluable oils, vitamin A andthe specialingredient"PurCellinOil".For face and body.Suitablefor all skin types.
I am using this oil since my microdermal was removed to help the scar heal... and I am totally convinced of this oil. The scar is some shades lighter since I began to use Bi-Oil. I also use it for my dry skin on my legs and other dry parts - so picking a new bottle was perfect.
Summarizing I am very satisfied with my box - the anatomicals lotion comes just in time, cause my old face-moisturizer is empty soon... Benefit is always great and the Bi-Oil-replenishment is also great. But I would be happy if Douglas would offer more decorative cosmetic products like eyeshadows and blushes...
Just a little vital sign of me - Yesterday I visited a tattoo parlor, some of my best friends recommended to me... And I had a little meeting with one of the artists there - I paid a deposit and arranged an appointment. On April 20th I will get my Octo-Puss inked!
Yay - so curious and so happy about that - it was way back that I got some ink. Cannot wait until April - but enough time to save some money and think about the trappings around my little underwater cat! ^^
Last saturday we went to Cologne to visit a club there I've never been before - and it was an awesome night - met a lot of old and new friends - had a funny time and came back home in the early morning...
I presumed that my choice of outfit was a bit overstyled for a little club - but I wanted to wear my "circus tent"-skirt so much. And I don't set much store by the personal opinion of strangers ;)
♥ top, skirt and corset ~ restyle.pl
♥ tights ~ XtraX
♥ shoes ~ Deichmann
♥ sequin hairbow ~ Claire's
♥ raven skull pin ~ restyle.pl
♥ ribcage necklace ~ bones and lilies
For the makeup I've tried out my new eyeshadows by Scaredy Cat Cosmetics...
Some weeks ago, a little violet package arrived me... It was my third shopping at Lime Crime, cause the new Velvetines were in stock and it was black friday sale - so I needed it really really soon :D
So here is the awesome LIME CRIME VELVETINE IN RED VELVET:
I really love the packaging - and the beautiful flacon - with its matte texture...the applicator is perfect for precise lines and applications...
I love the matte and velvet finish - the color is very intense - and it's very longlasting - It stays the whole night without feeling dry on my lips! One of the best purchases the last months!
I considered carefully for so long if I should buy the LIME CRIME OPAQUE LIPSTICK IN CHINCHILLA. I really love that color but I had doubts if it really suits me - those doubts went away when I tried it out the first time..
the texture is very creamy - and it's very great covering - love that grey-lilac color. It's not so long-lasting like the Carousel Glosses or the Velvetines - more a medium range but I love that lipstick!
And then the LIME CRIME UNILINER IN ORCHIDACEOUS - I love the intense purple eyeliner - but I wanna give you the advice to use a good eyeshadow primer before applying - for a long-lasting finish! It's very easy to wipe that liner off - so you need a good fixing! But the color is worth it!
the packaging is very cute - and I really love the fine brush - I prefer brushes for eyeliners - I cannot handle those hard applicators - so it's perfect for me!
really nice purple lines ... hmmmm! love love love!