28.05.2013

Glossybox May 2013

or: is this the beginning of a revitalized relationship?
Hey sweeties,
Its Glossyboxtime again and I was very curious about this box, cause I've heard a lot of good news from other subscribers before my box came by mail.
And here it is... 
 beautifully packaging as always, together with a little magazine and a cute pink diary... i love notebooks... I always need one for my sketches and notes...
 
1.  Neutrogena ~ Bodylotion with nordic berry (Original size, 200 ml, € 3,49)
This bodylotion nourishes the skin with nordic berry (cloud berry or yellow berry, also known as Moltebeere) and vitamine E, it triples the moisture conditions of the skin and smells great. I've tried it and my dry skin loves this lotion.
2. Annemarie Börlind ~ Aquanature ~ revitalizing eye pads (Sample size, 1 Pair, approx. € 4)
Cooling eyepads with immediate effect. It helps calming the eye-area and smoothes. With algae-extract and hyaluronic acid gives moisture and a healthy appearance. 
Really curious about those pads... I will try it on one of my whole-beauty-spa-days ^^
3. alessandro ~ Hands!up Flavor Bar Peeling (Original Size, 50ml, € 9,95)
I've never tried hand peelings befor. So I am very curious about this peeling. It contains sugar and aromatic oils with hemp seed to helps soften the skin of the hands. 
4. Menard ~ Beauness (Sample Size, 30 ml, approx. € 10,50)
 First of all, I had to riddle about this product. Its a japanese brand and after I found the multilingual directions in the packaging I was like "aaaaaah ooooh - this is a toner". It helps to get rid of comedones and gives freshness and moisturizes the skin. It's perfume-free and color-free. It smells a bit medical, but I am interested if this toner works what Menard promises.
5. Jelly Pong Pong ~ Lip Blush (Original size, 2,5g, € 15) 
Aaaaaaaawesoooome - a Jelly Pong Pong Lip Blush. I really love that color and I am happy that I snatched the red one (there was a pink and a red in the range). The color is great - its a bit like the chubby sticks by Clinique, but the color is more intense. It moisturizes and gives a great feeling on the lips. The color stays for hours. Really my favourite of this box! 
So - this is really the beginning of a revitalized relationship. Glossybox outdoes themselves again and I am very happy with this box. 
So - do you have some favourites? 
Hugs'n'Kisses
yours
Meeow

26.05.2013

Send me a box full of beauty May 2013

(for english translation scroll down ;) )

Hey meine Süßies!
Es ist mal wieder Box of Beauty-Zeit und naja, diesmal war ich wieder mal ein wenig enttäuscht über die magere Auswahl bei Douglas... ich habe sogar schon mit dem Gedanken gespielt, das Abo zu kündigen. Aber da es so schwer ist, einen freien Platz zu ergattern, halte ich mich immer wieder zurück... nun ja, ich hoffe ja immer noch darauf, dass es irgendwann mal wieder besser wird - vor allem, was die Originalgrößen und die dekorative Kosmetik angeht...
Okay - diesmal gab es umwerfende Lidschatten aus der Dita von Teese-Collection - aber schon mitten in der Nacht waren die hübschen Teilchen vergriffen... ätzend!
 
Dann mal zum Originalprodukt:
1. Douglas Beauty System ~ Seathalasso Eau de Toilette ("Originalgröße", 20 ml, ca. € 5,99)

Naja, mein Duft ist es definitiv nicht. Es riecht zwar sehr angenehm und frisch, aber es erinnert mich zu sehr an frisch gewaschener Wäsche oder "frisch geduscht" - ich finde diesen Duft schlichtweg belanglos und langweilig. 
Zudem ärgert es mich, dass Douglas dieses Parfum speziell für die Box als "Sondergröße im Handtaschenformat" anpreist... Wahrscheinlich war den Herrschaften die Originalgröße zu teuer - und der Sondergrößen-Flakon ist zudem so lieblos und fad... (man vergleich nur mit dem Original: *hier klicken* - grummel grummel)
Das Parfumchen kommt in meine Geschenkekiste...
2. Alterna Bamboo Color Hold +
Vibrant Color Shampoo (Sample Size, 10 ml, ca. 0,80 €)
Vibrant Color Conditioner (Sample Size, 10 ml, ca. 0,80 €) 
Rehab Deep Hydration Mask (Sample Size, 10 ml, ca. 2 €)
Eine kleine Beigabe von Douglas - perfekt - denn ich liebe ja bekanntlich Alterna-Produkte und schlage auch immer zu, wenn es von der Bamboo-Serie Pröbchen gibt - und das Pflegesystem ist auch noch für gefärbte Haare - ich werde es mal komplett an einem Beautytag ausprobieren. Bin vor allem wirklich gespannt auf die Feuchtigkeitsmaske!
3. GoodSkin Labs ~ Smooth-365 Clarity+Smoothing Serum (Sample Size, 5 ml, ca. 4,99 €)
Das intensiv klärende, glättende Gesichtsserum mit Power-Peptiden und Weichzeichner-Effekt hilft der Haut, die natürliche Kollagenproduktion zu steigern. Das Erscheinungsbild von Linien und Falten wird sofort sichtbar und dauerhaft gemindert und das Hautbild wirkt ebenmäßiger. Sofort nach der Anwendung sieht die Haut samtiger, glatter und klarer aus. Das Serum eignet sich darüber hinaus optimal als Make-up Grundlage und sorgt für ein gleichmäßiges und makelloses Finish. Das Serum ist für alle Hauttypen geeignet und kann mit Eyliplex-2 und Tri-Aktiline kombiniert werden, um allen Anzeichen der Hautalterung optimal entgegen zu wirken.
Ich mag die GoodSkin Labs Produkte - und bin wirklich gespannt, wie dieses Serum ist. Toll finde ich, dass man es auch als Makeupbase nehmen kann. Ich werde berichten, wenn ich es getestet habe. 
4. IsaDora Moisturizing Lipgloss ~ No. 43 Peach Pearl (Sample Size, 3,4 ml, ca. 6,29 €)

Das halbtransparente, flüssige Lipgloss mit Jojoba-Öl und Sheabutter pflegt und schützt die Lippen und schenkt ihnen verführerischen Glanz. Parfumfrei und klinisch getestet, um allergische Reaktionen zu vermeiden. 
Erst dachte ich ja "bläch... schon wieder was in Peach, okay, ich werde es verschenken..." ~ aber dann war ich positiv überrascht. Es handelt sich viel eher um einen hübschen Nude-Ton, vollgepackt mit Glitzer - und ich liebe Glitzer. Ein wirklich hübscher aber nicht zu auffälliger Gloss, den ich auch prima im Alltag tragen kann. Das Tragegefühl ist okay, man spürt aber die Glitzerpartikel auf den Lippen. Leider halten bei mir die IsaDora-Glosse nie besonders lange.
 
5. Shiseido ~ Benefiance WrinkleResist  Nachtcreme (Sample Size, 10 ml, ca. € 15,78)
Die seidig-zarte, feuchtigkeitsspendende Nachtcreme mildert Falten und unterstützt die Regeneration der Haut. Der spezielle Hypericum-Extrakt verhindert wirkt Rauheit entgegen. Hydroxyprolin, eine ausschließlich in Kollagen vorkommende Aminosäure, unterstützt die Festigkeit und Geschmeidigkeit der Haut. Empfohlen für trockene bis sehr trockene Haut.
Ich bin wirklich sehr gespannt auf diese Creme, nachdem ich die ganzen Reviews auf Douglas.de gelesen habe. Laut der Testerinnen soll man am nächsten Morgen deutlich erfrischter und wacher aussehen und die Haut soll sich großartig anfühlen. Ich bin bloß überhaupt kein Nachtcreme-Typ - ich bin ja schon froh, wenn ich es schaffe, mich abends abzuschminken - eincremen wird sich meist gespart. Vielleicht motiviert mich dieses schicke Tiegelchen etwas.
6. Annayake ~ Ultratime ~ Maske (Sample Size, 15 ml, ca. 17,97 €)
Express-Pflege mit Sofortwirkung - Die glättende Anti-Aging Gel-Maske verwandelt sich auf der Haut in eine geschmeidige Creme. Sie versorgt die Haut mit Feuchtigkeit, reinigt und beruhigt. Die natürlichen Hautfunktionen werden angeregt und die Haut vor Freien Radikalen geschützt. Das Ergebnis ist eine strahlend-frische, seidig-weiche Haut.
Auch hier bin ich besonders gespannt, nachdem ich die Reviews hierzu gelesen habe. Man soll schon nach einer Behandlung deutliche Ergebnisse sehen und das Gesicht soll straffer aussehen, Falten werden sichtbar reduziert. Ich werde auch hier berichten....
Fazit:
Meine Box ist € 54,62 wert - das finde ich schon okay. Auch, wenn ich vom Originalprodukt enttäuscht bin und es mich immens ärgert, dass man selbst,wenn man mitten in der Nacht aufsteht, um zu bestellen, keine Chance mehr auf die richtigen Leckerchen hat - wie z. B. diese wundervollen Lidschatten aus der Art Deco Dita von Teese Collection oder das wunderhübsche Parfumflakon "La petite robe noir" von Guerlain. Außerdem habe ich von einigen Abonentinnen mitbekommen, dass sie sogar Ersatzprodukte in ihrer Box hatten, weil nicht alles in ausreichenden Mengen auf Lager war.
Die Pflegeprodukte, die ich gewählt habe, sind hochwertig aber wären jetzt nicht unbedingt Must-haves für mich gewesen. Ich habe einfach das geringere Übel gewählt... Das Abo behalte ich mal weiterhin. Aber wer weiss, wie lange noch... 
 
Translation:
Hey my sweeties!

It is once again Box of beauty time  and well, this time I was again a little disappointed by the meager selection at Douglas ... I've even played with the idea to cancel the subscription. But since it is so difficult to get a free place, I hold myself back again and again ... well, I hope so still that it will get better someday again - especially when it comes to original sizes and decorative cosmetics ...

Okay - this time were stunning eye shadows from the Dita Von Teese Collection - but already in the middle of the night they were out of choice... meh!


1. Douglas Beauty System ~ Seathalasso Eau de Toilette ("original size", 20 ml, approx. 5.99)

Well, it's definitely not my scent. Although it smells very pleasant and fresh, but it reminds me too much of freshly washed laundry or "freshly showered" - I find this fragrance is simply irrelevant and boring.
It also annoys me that  Douglas
praises this perfume
specifically for the box as a "special size, pocket-sized"  ... Probably the original size was too expensive for this box - and the special size bottle is also so unkind and bland ... (to compare with the original *click here*)

2. Alterna Bamboo Color Hold +
Vibrant Color Shampoo (sample size, 10 ml, about 0.80 )
Vibrant Color Conditioner (sample size, 10 ml, about 0.80 )
Rehab Deep Hydration Mask (sample size, 10 ml, about 2 )

A small addition of Douglas - perfect - because I love the Alterna products and also suggest always when there are samples of the Bamboo series - and this care system is also for colored hair - I will try it at a beauty day. I'm really looking forward for the moisture mask!

3. GoodSkin Labs Smooth-365 ~ Clarity + Smoothing Serum (sample size, 5 ml, approx € 4.99)

The intensely clarifying, smoothing facial serum with power peptides and soft focus effect helps the skin to increase the natural collagen production. The appearance of lines and wrinkles is reduced immediately and permanently visible and the skin looks more even. Immediately after application, the skin looks velvety, smooth and clear. The serum is also ideal as a makeup base and ensures a smooth and flawless finish. The serum is suitable for all skin types and can be combined with Eyliplex-2 and Tri-Aktiline to act optimally against all signs of aging.

I like the GoodSkin Labs products - and I'm really excited to see how this serum works on my skin. Great that you can use it as a makeup base. I'll report back when I've tested it.

4. IsaDora Moisturizing Lipgloss ~ No. 43 Peach Pearl (Sample Size, 3.4 ml, approx € 6.29)

The semi-transparent, liquid lip gloss with jojoba oil and shea butter nourishes and protects lips and gives them seductive shine. Perfume-free and clinically tested to avoid allergic reactions. 

At first I thought "yuck ... again something in peach, okay, I'll give it away ..." ~ But then I was pleasantly surprised. It is much more of a pretty nude shade, packed with glitter - and I love glitter. A really pretty but not too flashy gloss, which I can wear in daily life. The consistence is okay, but you can feel the glitter particles on the lips. Unfortunately, IsaDora-glosses never last very long on my lips.

5. Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist night cream (sample size, 10 ml, approximately € 15.78)

The silky-soft, hydrating night cream reduces wrinkles and helps skin regeneration. The special hypericum extract prevents counteracts roughness. Hydroxyproline, an amino acid occurring exclusively in collagen, supports the strength and suppleness of the skin. Recommended for dry to very dry skin.

I'm really looking forward to this cream after I read all the reviews on Douglas.de. According to the testers I should be significantly more refreshed the next morning and look more awake and my skin should feel great. I'm just not at all the Night Cream-Type - I'm lucky if I manage to demakeup myself in the evening. Perhaps this beautiful jar will send me some motivation.

6. Annayake ~ Ultratime mask (sample size, 15 ml, approximately € 17.97

Express care with immediate effect - the smoothing anti-aging gel mask transforms on the skin into a smooth cream. It supplies the skin with moisture, cleans and soothes. The skin's natural functions will be stimulated and protected the skin from free radicals. The result is a bright, fresh, silky-soft skin.

Again, I am particularly excited after I read the reviews on this. You should already see significant results after one treatment and the face will look firmer, wrinkles are visibly reduced. I will report here ....

Conclusion:
My box is worth € 54.62 - I think it's fine. Also, if I am disappointed with the original product and it annoys me immensely that you even when you get up in the middle of the night for ordering, you have only a little chance to grab some of the best treats - such as those wonderful eye shadows from the Deco Dita Von Teese Collection or the very pretty perfume bottle "La petite robe noir" by Guerlain. Also, I've noticed some of the subscribers that they even had replacement products in their box because everything was not in sufficient quantities in stock.
The skin care products that I have chosen are high quality - but they are no must-haves for me. I simply chose the lesser of two evils ... I keep the subscription times continue. But who knows how long ...

Hugs'n'Kisses
yours
Meeow

20.05.2013

Whitsun-blah...

Hey sweeties,
I am one of those poor ones, who doesn't take part at the WGT in Leipzig this year... For some reasons: I have to work over Whitsun-holidays cause we have heavy deadline pressure at office (like every May) - and I am saving money for the next ink + for sure for Paris next month... ooooh... Paris - I really miss you! So happy, only 4 weeks left for some awesome days in one of the prettiest cities in the world ^^
The Whitsun-holidays were pretty quiet here - no party but I  spent a lot of time at Gym - today I had three classes (Fat-Attack, Belly-Legs-Bottom and ~ my absolutely favourite ~ Combat) and I am feeling like She-Ra now :D haha... The rest of the day I will relax, bake some cupcakes and watching Game of Thrones ^^
★ 
So - this post is only some Blah of the passed days... 
Last weekend we had another Lasertag-battle - it was soooo much fun...
The next battle is in July and we have a big one-day-tournament in September - can't wait for more pew pew pew :D
purple braids and my new beloved Meow-beanie... ^^
on Monday I got my new glasses - I love them - purple with cheetah dots  :)  Maybe I will buy another pair of glasses at the end of the year - The service at eyes+more was brilliant - the seller was so nice and I had an extensive advising and he takes his time for the eye examination. And their prices are great - I really recommend that shop!
Friday was  gloomy - but I love the view outside of our bathroom - early in the morning... with fog and everything is green. So Beautiful. Oh and you can see the new home of our three new neighbours - we have some Guinea Pigs here now. They are so cute and fluffy ^^
On Saturday a surprise came by mail....
 a friend of mine baked some bottling-jar-cakes - soooo delicious - blondie-brownies with walnuts - yummy!!! I really need to make some little yummy gifts on my own soon...
Yesterday  was a little bit of summer in the air - the sun was shiny and the sky was soooo blue - so we decided to take a roadtrip with my convertible to the  "Sauerland" -  its a mountainous and  forested area in the very near (we are living at the borderline of this area) - its perfect for a little trip... No wonder that particularly the Dutchmen likes this place for the holiday ~ you find cozy little villages, lakes for swimming, rivers for fishing, soooo much trees, little mountains and nature all around. . It was pretty hard to take some good pics while driving - but I will take some the next time.
 this castle is only 15 minutes away from our home...
found one of the prettiest lakes in the near... the "Hennesee" - its a long lake surrounded by forests - so beautiful! But full of tourists that day - it was pretty hard to find a parking lot. So we enjoyed this lake by circling it by car.
Today I noticed that  the spring-sun was pretty heavy yesterday - I am sunburned on my shoulders -.- Looking like a lobster *lol*
So - thats my Whitsun-blah :D
What did you do the last days?
Hugs'n'Kisses
yours
Meeow

15.05.2013

collected Douglas hauls...

Hey sweeties!
My boyfriend is the best... Last week he received a 30 € Douglas voucher from his insurance as a gift. Pat isn't into makeup or perfumes, so he decided to make me a little gift. Douglas yay! I always have something there I am focussing my attention on.
So here are my online hauls and I added some Douglas-hauls of last month, too...
So these were my hauls of last month... 
Art Deco ~ Dita von Teese ~ Dita Golden Vintage Lip Laquer in No. 70 "Joliesse"
Soap & Glory ~ Flake Away Body Scrub
and a sample of Pleats Please
I loooove Soap & Glory... especially their cute packagings....
This scrup smells delicious and I've tried it and fell in love. It makes my skin soft with sheabutter, aloe vera - the scrub-particles of grounded peach-stone, seasalt and sugar are not too big and not too fine. Perfectly. And that smell... hmmmm! My skin is perfectly after the treatment.
The Golden Vintage Lip Laquer
I wanted a dramatic red lipstick or gloss... and this little golden baby came home with me...
such a luxurious packaging... I don't like golden things... but this one is so perfectly burlesque - it has to be gold!
The red is a bit darker and deeper... the flashlight is not a friend of mine...
you can see the tiny golden particles in the deep red... 
it is well-covering... and this finish is so dramatic... In real life the red is much darker than with flashlight.... By the way the little brush is perfect for applying. But I think, its not very longlasting... 
And here is the stuff I've bought with my voucher:
NYX ~ The Runway Collection ~ No. 10 Bohemian Rhapsody 10 color eyeshadow palette
MAC ~ Creme D'Nude Lipstick
IsaDora ~ Perfect Matt Lipstick ~ No. 05 Femme Fatale
I've choosed that palette of eyeshadows because I wanted to try something more classy and nude for my everyday-office-look. I never tried out brown or nude eyeshadows cause I loooove vibrant colors. But I think sometimes you need a bit understatement ^^
with flashlight / artificial light you can see the 5 shimmering and the 5 matte colors much better...
under artificial light...without any primers and applied dry...
daylight.... the light sandy beige looks much more better...
The texture is nice and they are easy to apply and a bit creamy...also the wear is longlasting... nice and perfect for the everydaylook...
I've longed a long time for the Creme d'nude, cause I love the combination of really dark eyeshadow and nude lips.  And this lipstick is the perfect nudeness. Its creamy and silky, and covers with one apply... but I have to paint over my lips after 2 hours...Not the perfect durability - but I love the color ;)

The Isadora Perfect Matt Lipstick is my personal highlight. It combines a creamy and rich texture with a great dark perfect red. And the matte finish is awesome. It lasts for hours without drying out or smudging. 
and as a bonus, here is one outtake of my swatching - I think the red lips fit perfect to my old glasses (meanwhile I've bought my new violet ones ^^) - thats my casual Saturdaymorning-Look ^^
So - Do you have any favourites? 
Hugs'n'Kisses
yours
Meeow

11.05.2013

[face of the day] dark violet

or: my Dark Saturday face...
Hey sweeties!
Last Saturday was Dark Saturday time - so I decided to try my new Kiko cream eyeshadow *see here :)* and wearing my awesome pentagram earrings for the first time...
upper lid + lower eyelid:
♥ Kiko ~Colour Shock cream eyeshadow ~ Fierce Violet
 ♥ MUA ~ single matte eyeshadow in black
♥ Lime Crime ~ Alchemy Palette ~ Spellbound
highlights:
♥ MUA ~ immaculate palette
eyeliner / eyebrows:
essence ~ gel eyeliner ~ Midnight in Paris
lashes:
benefit ~ they're real! mascara
lips:
Lime Crime ~ Carousel Gloss ~ Kaleidoscope
face:
essence ~soft touch mousse makeup ~ matt ivory
♥ KIKO ~ Full Coverage Concealer
♥ essence ~ all about matt! Fixing loose powder
I really love the texture and the finish of this cream eyeshadow... it is very longlasting and the color is sooooo vibrant! 
Hugs'n'Kisses
yours
Meeow