31.03.2013

News about Mister Sugarpurr...

Hey Sweeties! 
Some great news about my little friend Mister Sugarpurr... and about some changes in my blog.
I've planned for a long time, to create a new blog-header and create my own buttons to make CATastrophes'n'CATacombs a bit more personal ~ also I am thinking about creating a facebook-account for this blog.
But first I wanna show you the results of a creative nightshift (sometimes it's really weird, that inspiration comes always at an inconvenient time *lol*).
first sketch... some ideas were overruled...
 almost finished... 
 pens...guache.. chaos... tea :D
Ta-daaaah ~ the coming header... only have to add the lettering...
 ♥
Mister Sugarpurr is looking forward to embellish my blog with his attendance ^^
Hugs'n'Kisses
yours
Meeow

30.03.2013

Send me a box full of beauty March 2013

or: getting up at 6'o'clock is way too late to get some great goodies!
(for english translation scroll down ;) )
Etwas spät - ja ich weiss, aber ich bin durch meine Geburtstagsvorbereitungen und meinem Außendienst nicht dazu gekommen, früher von der Douglas Box of Beauty März 2013 zu berichten. 
Naja, diesmal ist sie auch nicht gerade umwerfend - denn: ich war zu spät! Ja! Ich war zu spät, als ich morgens um 6 Uhr direkt auf die Douglas-Seite klickte, um mir meine Box zusammen zu stellen - denn zu diesem Zeitpunkt waren schon die meisten der wirklich tollen Sachen futsch! Grummel.... Ich hätte zu gerne dieses Schimmerpuder von Escada ergattert... oder das Parfum von DKNY...
So musste ich mich mit den Resten zufrieden geben... Aber deswegen meinen Wecker mitten in der Woche noch eher zu stellen? Neeee - ich bin doch nicht bescheuert ^^
1. Douglas nails hands feet nail whitener (Original size, 9 ml, € 9,95)
Der aufhellende Nagellack lässt vergilbte, kraft- und glanzlose Nägel wieder glatter und weißer aussehen, indem er Verfärbungen der Nagelplatte optisch ausgleicht. Die Nägel sehen wieder natürlich und frisch aus!
Douglas preist es als exclusives Produkt an - ich habe diesen violetten whitener aber schon bei diversen anderen Marken gesehen und auch schon mal benutzt. Ehrlich gesagt, ich finde dieses Produkt unnötig, da ich ja, wenn ich meine Nägel lackiere, immer farbig trage und nur dann natürlich, wenn ich ihnen eine Lack-Auszeit gönnen möchte. Die Wirkung kenne ich von anderen Whitenern - durch das violett wird ein Gelbstich neutralisiert, was wirklich funktioniert... aber für mich vollkommen unnütz, daher darf sich demnächst jemand über dieses Produkt freuen, der es auch gebrauchen kann. 
2. I love... mango & papaya - bubble bath & shower crème (sample size, 36 ml ca. € 0,43)
Das Dusch- und Badegel verwöhnt die Haut mit einem Meer aus duftenden Schaumblasen. Gönnen Sie sich dieses außergewöhnlich sanfte Reinigungsvergnügen mit dem unwiderstehlichen, exotisch-fruchtigen Mango-Papaya-Duft.
Preislich gesehen hätte Douglas ruhig eine größere Probe für die Box springen lassen können - 500 ml kosten € 5,95 - das ist ja nun nicht die Welt. Nichsdestotrotz mag ich die Produkte von I love... sehr! Dieses Bade- und Duschgel riecht wirklich richtig lecker und fruchtig! Bin schon gespannt, was meine Haut dazu sagen wird...
3. Alterna Bamboo smooth Kendi oil dry oil mist (sample size, 25 ml, ca. € 4,59]

Dieses schwerelose, nährstoffreiche Spray mit kräftigendem Bio-Bambus-Extrakt und glättendem Bio-Kendi-Öl bändigt krauses Haar, schützt vor Hitzeeinflüssen, verstärkt den Glanz und fördert die Gesundheit der Haare. Mit "Color Hold"-Technologie zum Schutz der Haarfarbe.
Ich hatte das Öl bereits in einer meiner früheren Boxen und war total begeistert. Es macht meine dauerspröden Haare superweich und glänzend. Wäre das Originalprodukt nicht so teuer, hätte ich mir das schon längst gegönnt - aber mit dem Pröbchen kommt man auch lange hin!
4. Biotherm Homme ~ Aqua power skin moisturizer (sample size, 20 ml ca. € 4,60)
Aquapower versorgt die Haut den ganzen Tag lang mit Feuchtigkeit und wichtigen Pflegestoffen. Die Creme zieht sofort ein und sorgt den ganzen Tag lang für ein frisches, angenehmes Hautgefühl. 
Da ich mich diesmal mit der Auswahl recht schwer getan habe, da ich z B auch überhaupt nicht auf die ganzen Cremes und Parfumproben abfahre (abgesehen von den DKNY Düften - aber da hatte ich ja Pech), habe ich mir gedacht, ich suche mal etwas für Pat aus ~ ich bin gespannt, was er sagt, wenn er sie testet. Sie riecht auf jeden Fall sehr gut und erfrischend. Mal sehen, wie der Herr dies bewertet...
5. Max Factor Lipfinity Lasting Lip Tint ~ No. 05 "Marshmallow" (Fullsize, 2,5 g  € 9.95)
Lipfinity Lip Tint ist eine kussechte, langanhaltende Lippenfarbe in Stiftform, die sich nicht auf die Haut legt, sondern sich mit ihr verbindet und so für ein mattes Lippen-Make-up sorgt. Dank der neuartigen Faserspitze lässt sie sich präzise in der gewünschten Intensität auftragen.
Ich mag liptints - die Farbe ist auch schön, wenn auch nicht knallig (ich mags ja ganz gerne mal knallig) aber so ist sie sehr bürotauglich und ich bin gespannt, wie sie auf meinen Lippen aussieht - kann sie auch leider nur auf meinem Handrücken geswatcht zeigen, da ich immer noch erkältet bin. Andere Blogger haben davon berichtet, dass die Farbe bereits auf dem Handrücken verläuft - das kann ich nicht bestätigen, bei mir blieb sie an Ort und Stelle und ist auch ziemlich langhaftend - ich kann nachdem ich geduscht und zigmal Hände gewaschen habe, immer noch einen rosa Schimmer auf der Haut erkennen.
 
Zusammenfassend kann ich sagen, dass trotz meines Verschlafens die Auswahl noch okay war - wenn ich auch schon sehr neidisch auf die Mädels bin, die das Schimmerpuder ergattern konnten. ;)
Leider war das Originalprodukt wieder mal sehr mau - Douglas - haut mal wieder nen Kracher raus! Es wird Zeit! 
Translation:
A little late - yes I know, but I had so much to do for an earlier report of the Douglas Box of Beauty March 2013. 
 Well, this time it's not one of those stunning boxes - because I was too late! Yes! I was too late, when I got up at 6 am to put my box together - but at that time already most of the really cool things had gone! meh .... I would love to get one of this shimmer powders by Escada ... or the perfume of DKNY.
 1. Douglas nails hands feet nail whitener (fullsize, 9 ml, € 9.95)
The brightening nail polish leaves yellowed, powerless and lackluster nails again look smoother and whiter by discoloration of the nail plate optically. The nails look natural and fresh again!
 
Douglas praises it as their exclusive product - but I have seen this purple whitener in various other brands and I also tried them. Frankly, I think this product is unnecessary. I always wear colored nails and only wear them nude when I want to grant them a paint-out. I know the effect of different whiteners - the purple neutralizes yellow and it really works... but completely useless for me, so I will give it to one who would be happy about that product.
2. I love ... mango and papaya - bubble bath & shower cream (sample size, 36 ml app. 0.43)
The bath and shower gel pampers the skin with a sea of ​​scented bubbles. Treat yourself to this extraordinarily gentle cleaning fun with the irresistible exotic fruit mango and papaya scent. 
A bit cheap for a sample, the fullsize you can get 500 ml for € 5,95. But I like the products of "I love ... " ~ This bath and shower gel smells really really delicious and fruity! 
3. Alterna Bamboo Smooth Kendi oil dry oil mist (sample size, 25 ml, app. € 4.59] 
This weightless, nutrient-rich fortifying spray with organic bamboo extract and smoothing organic Kendi Oil tames frizzy hair, protects against heat effects, enhances the shine and promotes healthy hair. With "Color Hold" technology to protect the hair color. 
 I got this oil already in one of my previous boxes and I absolutely loved it. It makes my dry hair super soft and shiny. The fullsize is a bit too expensive - but the samples are very economical. 
4. Biotherm Homme Aqua power ~ skin moisturizer (sample size, 20 ml approx € 4.60) 
Aqua Power supplies the skin with moisture all day long and important care ingredients. The cream is absorbed instantly and provides all day long for a fresh, pleasant feeling. 
Because the selection was quite difficult for me this time, I choosed something for Pat ~ I'm excited to what he says when he is testing. It smells very good and definitely refreshing. 
5.Max Factor Lipfinity Lasting Lip Tint ~ No. 05 "Marshmallow" (Full Size, 2.5 g € 9.95)
Lipfinity Lip Tint is a kiss-proof, long-lasting lip color and provides a matte lip make-up. The fiber tip it can be applied precisely in the desired intensity.
I like liptints - the color is nice as well, though not very loud but that it is very suitable for the office and I'm excited to see how it looks on my lips - unfortunately I only swatched it on back of my hand, cause I still got the flu. Other bloggers have reported that the paint already on the skin passes after applying - which I can't confirm, it stays in place and is quite long lasting - after I showered and umpteen times washing my hands, there is still a rose recognize sheen on the skin. 
Hugs'n'Kisses
yours
Meeow

29.03.2013

...and now I am transforming into a Sharkie...

...or: addicted to Blackmilk ~ love at first sight!
Hey sweeties!
Soooo happy - I gave myself last Thursday a birthday gift and did my first order at Blackmilk.
Shipment was pretty fast - I clicked on the FedEx-site several times a day for tracking my package. And yesterday my two beauties arrived me from their long way from Down Under ...
 Romeo thought the FedEx envelope is filled with catnip for him...
 
 after I wrested it from the beast, I opened it and a shiny sealed treasure appeared...
 
 whohoo - The limited Wet Look Beetlejuice and the Birth of Venus 2.0 in black ... and so much stickers ^^
It is a pity that I was at home ... together with my flu... so I only had a little legs-party by myself together with my new two friends... ^^
 love that scene so much.... and the leggings feel so comfy!
Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice ^^
 and have a look at my cute bat-socks ;) *lol*
 and: The best cure for a sore throat is a Poe-scarf indeed :D
 
Hugs'n'Kisses
yours
Meeow

28.03.2013

time for yummy stuff: Peas+mint+leek=omnomnom!

or: fighting against my travel bug with very british food!
Hey sweeties!
Two recipes at one day - whoa :D I wanna disclose my favourite soup-recipe - its easy to make, quickly to prepare and so fuckin yummy!
 Creamy green pea soup with mint and leek
You need:
~ 1 leek
~ 400 g frozen peas
~ 1 bundle fresh mint
~ 1 onion
~ 1 clove of garlic
~ 500 ml vegetable soup stock 
~ a little package of soy-cream
~ parsley
~ olive oil
~ salt, pepper, chili-powder and a little bit agave syrup
Cut the leek, the onion and the garlic into fine pieces and stew everything into a olive oil in a big cooking pot until the onions are translucent.
Add the peas and stir it for another 5 minutes.
Chop the mint into fine pieces and add it to the vegetables.
Add the soup stock and let it stir for 10 more minutes on low flame.
Add the soy cream and purée the soup in a blender. Add parsley as you like, season it with pepper, salt, chili-powder and agave syrup.
Ready to serve!
Enjoy it with a piece of brown roasted bread and a little dapple of whipped cream...
Bon appetit
yours
Meeow

27.03.2013

Glossybox March 2013

...probation period: passed! ;)
Hey sweeties!
As I told you with my last Glossybox (The Valentine's edition), I will give the box another try. And last  Monday the box arrived at Meeow-mansion. 
All in all I can say, that the box is quite nice - I like the assortment and the colors of the lipgloss and the shimmering pigments are really okay.
It's the anniversary box cause Glossybox turned 2 years!
This time, they packed the goodies in a dopp kit - thats great - and really useful with its Pockets.The theme was travelling and so you got a little travelling book with some tipps for trips and cute stickers.
The bag... :)
 the content...
 1. Da Vinci cosmetics ~ Mineral Shimmer [fullsize, 1,75 g € 11,20]
A versatile product, you can use those pigments for eyes, lips, as blush, mixed in your lipgloss or nailpolish. I like the copper metallic shimmer, its very smooth and easy to apply and well covering...
2. Eau Thermale Avène [sample size, 50 ml app. € 2,50]
I really like that product. I never expected to buy thermal-water-spray but this spray is great. It feels so fresh and good on the skin. It also helps irritated skin, is refreshing after sports, after shaving, after sun and so much other things. Its perfume free and this sample has the perfect size for my bag ~ it will be a good buddy in the summertime!
3. Mary Kay NouriShine Plus lip gloss [fullsize, € 15,00, 4,5 ml] Color: possibilities
another fullsize product. This gloss is longlasting and non-sticky. I love that pretty bright pink with its glitter inside... also love that packaging. But what I really recommend is, that Mary Kay continuously seeks opportunities to improve our environmental performance and find ways to be even more sustainable and green. (look at: pink changing lives)

 4. Prija ~ vitalizing bath cream gold [41 ml, € 4,95]
Hmmmm... its with ginseng - and I must say, that it smells like cough and cold preparations ~ not very unpleasantly but also hmmm... healthy? Don't know. But I will try it ~ cause I want to take a bath in gold! ^^
5. Sans Soucis ~ Anti Age Radiance Feel the Glow ~ vitalizing day care [sample size, 15 ml app. € 8,40]
This cream with dragonfruit-extract is vitalizing and has shimmering pigments. I really love the scent and on my hand, the skin absorbes the cream immediately - will try it the next days.
 6. Weleda ~refreshing lemon moisturizer [sample size, app. € 0,99]
And again Weleda, its okay, yes, I love lemon-scent, but its not a really highlight. But I will use it, cause my skin feels refreshed after applying that lemon-lotion...
So whats you opinion? Glossybox March 2013: Yay or nay? ;)
Hugs'n'Kisses
yours
Meeow

[recipe] The cold-killer-jello-punch

...caution: don't drink more than 4 glasses! XD
I promised to write about the bad bad punch I served on my birthday party... so here is the recipe:
 The cold-killer-jello-punch-of-doom ;)
You need:
1 can of peaches, cut in pieces
2 cans of pineapple, cut in pieces
5 limes
5 kiwi
2 packages of woodruff-jello (I used instant jelly - its without gelatine)
1 bottle vodka
3/4 bottle brandy
1 bottle white wine
1-2 bottles prosecco
300 g sugar
wash the limes under hot water and cut them into pieces, peel of the kiwis and cut them too... put them together with the peaches and pineapples in a big bowl or bucket. Dash them with the brandy and 3/4 of the vodka. Put one package of jello to the mixture. Marinade it overnight on a cool place.
Prepare the jelly with the other package and the rest of the vodka and a bit water. Cool it down for some hours until its stiff.
The next day stir the sugar with a cup of water until the sugar resolves. (Its neccessary cause the sugar wouldnt resolve soon in the alcoholic mixture). Sweeten the punch with this sugar as you like.
Prepare the rest immediately before serving - cut the jello into pieces,  add it to the fruits. Add the wine and the prosecco and now:
enjoy (but don't drink to much - its very devious!
Hugs'n'Kisses
yours
Meeow

26.03.2013

Birthday-bashing again...

...the heavy (pic)-load of lots of gifts!
Hey Sweeties!
My birthday party was totally awesome - even though I was in the early stages of my flu - A lot of friends were there. (I tried to keep it smaller than the last years - wanted to invite only close friends - but a lot of them set up a relationship - so the number of guests grew and grew)
And I got soooooo much gifts... wow - I am totally over the moon with so much presents! My friends are so sweet!
so lets begin the heavy pic load....
The kitchen-content
magical... adorable... and crazy - I always wanted to be honored for my work as kitchen fairy - so here are my magical salt and pepper wands! Yeah! So funny to swipe the wand over the food to make meals marvelous!
I suppose that my friends are assuming that I will bake a lots of nice things for them... I got a pink (!!!!) cake pops-maker from one of my best friends and suitable baking- and icing-mix... other friends gave me that cake-pops-book and aren't that kitty-cookie-molds adorable?
Besides my gifts, the lovely Telfe brought me some tea - I love green tea ... and I am curious about the tea rose...
 curious about the taste of the truffle oil (cannot smell and taste it yet because of my flu)
The beauty-content
 soooooo much Lush-stuff from Fabi&Wiebke 
and everything I love - My Jasmin&Henna fluff eaze is nearly empty - so great to have more of that awesome hair-treatment - and the Cupcake & Cosmetic Warrior masks are my alltime favourites ~ really curious about the pink bathbomb ^^
 and again Lush ^^ Thanks again Namru & Jonah!
sweetie pie showerjelly 
Godmother soap
and shimmy shimmy glitter massage bar
This body- and handlotions are smelling so damn delicious, I wanna eat them ^^
Very curious about this high-end-eyemakeup-remover :)
hmmmm lavender bath bomb
 so curious about this nail art bubbles - always wanted to try caviarnails ~ maybe I will try it for the next weekend
and some more things...
 This is definitely the coziest and best travelling pillow! I love this black cat and at the moment, its perfect for lying around sick on the couch the whole day without getting neck pain!
This is such an awesome scarf - a friend of mine did it by herself - I looooove selfmade gifts! And this Poe-neckerchief is so gorgeous! Look at the cute little raven ;)
 yeah! The first volume of The walking dead comicbook! My brother knows what I like ;)
 cause I am a business woman, I need a calendar for all my meetings and dates ;)
 look at those gorgeous batty-earrings!!!! 
The lovely and pretty Gravefruit Garden did a wonderful birthday card and a piece of poetry for me - she is so creative!
besides that awesome card and a damn-yummy-cake (need the recipe!) ~ she and her husband took care that I dont run out of reading-material ;)
And last but not least: the nonsense-content
 uhmmm, yeah... this gorgeous *cough* bathtub plug was the secret superstar of my birthday party... ^^'
great goodie-box... bunny ears, Monster High accessoires, stickers and a glow-in-the-dark dinosaur skeleton ^^
 Henriette loves her new bunny-ears :D
All in all I am totally overwhelmed about so much gifts - thats so awesome ^^ thanks again to all my friends for that great night! Oh - and I will post the recipe of my killer-cold-punch soon ;)
So - what is your favourite?
Hugs'n'Kisses 
yours
Meeow