četrtek, 23. oktober 2014

Dior Addict Fluid Stick 479 Magique

It's hard to resist a product in a pretty packaging and as shallow as it may sound, I admit that the cool, yet glam tubes of Fluid Sticks played a huge part in why I wanted at least one. These lip gloss/liquid lipsticks just exploded on the market in the past year and though I'm a through and through lipstick person, I'm quite enjoying these new releases and Dior's is certainly one of the most glamorous.

Fluid Stick in Magique is a very pigmented lip gloss with a high shine finish, so it gives the appearance of a lip gloss and lipstick in one if you apply a thick coat, however, it can be worn very subtly, giving the sheer glossy lipstick effect. It's a thick gloss, hence the abundance of pigmentation and it's not sticky, however, it has quite a "wet" feeling on the lips, so it feels a bit pleasantly cooling upon application. 

Magique is a medium pink-coral shade and, for me at least, a very everyday colour that looks very glam due to the shine. I was considering buying Wonderland, just like Sara, but when I was swatching all the shades in the shop, I decided on Magique because it's a colour that is easy to wear and should work with a lot of things.

The scent is nothing special. It has a gentle caramel/vanilla scent, but with a chemical component. It's not strong, so mostly I don't even notice it.

Staying power is better than at most glosses I've tried, which is what I expected from it considering the high price tag. It's not uncommon that it survives a meal, but it depends on what you eat. I believe these promise to leave a stain and I notice that this shade does. It's not a proper stain, but it's more of a lingering lipstick stain - for me that's enough.

As I said the packaging is a complete stunner and the applicator is nice to use. This pretty tube gained a special place on my vanity.

I got mine in Műller for an eye-watering 31.79 €, though I did use a few of their "receipt coupons" to soften the blow. Besides, I had a particularly lousy day, so some pampering was in order - it felt very satisfying holding such a pretty new goody in my hands.

I have a few other lip gloss/liquid lipstick hybrids: L'Oreal's L'Extraordinaire,  Revlon's Moisture Stain, Catrice Made to Stay Smoothing Lip Polish and Makeup Revolution Salvation Intense Lacquer. I think Dior's is the best one, although I admit I have quite a soft spot for L'Extraordinaire because of the divine peach scent, but's not quite as pigmented and long lasting as Dior's (Catrice's wins in terms of staying power - it's pretty awesome). So do I think it's worth the money? If you're a hardcore lip gloss girl, who loves high shine finish, then yes, the quality will appeal to you greatly. Otherwise, I think it's a lovely pampering product, especially nice for a Christmas gift, but whether you want to splurge on a lip gloss, which never lasts as long as a lipstick or a matte liquid lipstick, it's up to you. I don't regret it for a second.

Have a great day!

sreda, 22. oktober 2014

The Body Shop Silky Cleansing Oil

Praised for it's makeup removing capabilities, Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil certainly intrigued me greatly as a regular wearer of waterproof mascara and I wasn't disappointed. It was on my wishlist since the first press release and a couple of months ago I finally had a chance to snatch one for myself on my trip to Celovec/Klagenfurt. 

Texture: This is a very, very light and liquid oil, it's almost light as water and can quickly run off your hands. It doesn't emulsify much, certainly nothing like Clarins Pure Melt Cleansing Gel or L'Oreal Skin Perfection 15 Second Miracle Oil, instead it stays oily with only the slightest bit of foam forming.

Performance: It removes a large bulk of makeup in one go, even a waterproof mascara, though bits can still linger between the lashes. It does need quite a while and gentle rubbing to get the mascara off, though the rest is much easier. I use a washcloth to remove it as it leaves a filter on the skin if it's just washed off. It does make the vision blurry as most oils I tried, which I admit, I find annoying. I've tried using it as an everyday cleanser, but like at all oil cleansers I've tried, my skin isn't as clear and in good condition as when I use balm or creamy cleansers. I prefer to use this as a makeup remover and then follow up with a creamy cleanser, so the double cleansing method. I liked it when I went on a holiday because I didn't need to take separate makeup removers and cleansers with me, but on long term, it's not the best thing for my skin if I use it on its own as a cleanser.

Scent: It has a very gentle scent that isn't particularly reminiscent of camomile, but it is a nice scent nonetheless.

Packaging: It gets an A+ for packaging from me. The pump is very handy and efficient. The bottle is plastic, so there's no worry it might break and there is no leaking, which is the last thing you want when dealing with an oil.


Price: it costs about 13 € for 200 ml in The Body Shop in Austria.

I love this as a makeup remover because it's fast, efficient and it even manages to take on a challenge of removing my super stubborn Hynôse waterproof mascara. I do find that I need to follow up with another cleanser to keep my skin in check, however, I think that those who don't have problems with oil cleansers with like this on its own.

Have a great day!

ponedeljek, 20. oktober 2014

New in: Essence Products for Autumn/Winter 2014

Liquid Ink Matt Eyeliner
I've tried this before and it's ok, but I'm so into felt tip eyeliners that these liquid ones don't appeal to me. Basically, it's a classic liquid eyeliner with a flexible thin brush, so you need really steady hands to apply it nicely, however, you can get a great result. The formula is super pigmented, very black and once it dries, it sets to a matte finish. However, I find that if you don't wipe off the excess from the brush well enough and therefore end up with too much product on the lids, once it dries, it's feels like someone put a thin strip of sticky tape on the lids. The key is using a very small amount of product and in that case it works great. This lasts all day on my lids and stays pretty much like freshly applied, it flakes off only in my inner corners. It's a part of the giveaway.
2.99 €

Liquid Ink High Shine Eyeliner
The same thing as the matte version only with a glossy finish. It's a part of the giveaway.
2.99 €

Lash Princess Volume Mascara
This is a very, very volumising mascara. Even with one coat I get tons of volume and two give a pretty damn huge, fluttery, glamorous look to the lashes, I have actually been asked if I'm wearing falsies. However, the volume comes at the expense of defined looking lashes, which is the look I prefer. Still, too bad this doesn't exist in a waterproof formula.
3.59 €

Effect Eyeshadow 
06 UK's Stonehenge and 02 Brazil's Sunset
I've heard a lot good stuff about these eyeshadows and I was very excited to receive two in the goody bag. These are liquid/cream eyeshadows with a metallic finish that are easy to apply with fingers and can be used on it's own or as a base. Stonehenge is a lovely taupe-brown colour (Satin Taupe like, swatches are at the end of the post), while Brazil's Sunset is a toned-down liquid gold and as most gold eyeshadows, it looks orange on my eyes, so I'm not too fond of it. The large shimmer particles do bother me a bit because they look very out of place when it's wearing off. My cousin tried Stonehenge and she loved it so much, she ran to the shop to get one for herself one as well.
2.95 €

Metal Glam Eyeshadow
18 Choco-Chic
This looks absolutely stunning in the pan - it really looks like glittery metal. It swatches very pigmented on the finger, but on the lids I just can't built it up to look intense enough. I have no idea what's the problem. I must experiment more with it, because the colour is so pretty in the pan, however, in general, I'm not a fan of Essence eyeshadows, Catrice's are a lot better.
2.76 €

3D Eyeshadow 
07 Irresistible Fullmoon Flash
A duo of shimmery eyeshadows with an interesting 3D design. This shade consists of a shimmery grey and champagne colour. It's a part of the giveaway.
3.18 €

Soo Blush! Cream to Powder Blush 
10 Sweet as a Peach
 A medium peach shade that reminds me a lot of Catrice's blush from Siberian Call LE called Coral-al-al-al (swatch by Parokeets). It's a standard cream blush, not exactly cream to powder in my opinion and it's pigmented enough to show up on someone NC25. 
2.99 €

Soo Glow! Cream to Powder Highlighter
20 Bright Up Your Life
Ok, this is just a bit too glowy for me. Not because the shimmer would be huge, but it's just so shiny. I prefer much more subtle highlighters, but I hear people really like this one. It's a pink-toned shade which suits my colouring and it's very similar to Benefit's High Beam. The texture is very, very creamy, almost too much for my liking as I have trouble getting a small amount, it's almost like it's melted, however, on the skin it feels kind of dry to the touch and I don't have I lot of time to blend it in. 
2.99 €

Silky Touch Blush 
80 Autumn Peach
I don't have anything similar in my collection, so I'm glad I got this. Actually I was just thinking a few days ago that I should check it out next time I'm near an Essence stand because I realised I only have pink or peachy blushes and I think this colour might go nicely with berry lipsticks. It's kind of an terracotta-peach shade and it looks a lot prettier on the skin than in the pan. I'm not a fan of Silky Touch blushes, I much, much prefer Catrice's Defining blushes and but this one is actually decently pigmented.
2.79 €

Essence Longlasting Lipstick 
13 Love Me and 14 Adorable Matt!
I admit these aren't my favourite lipsticks, personally I prefer to pay those two euros more and get one from Catrice. I already have three shades and I rarely wear them, not because they are bad, but just because they are very average. Still, I picked up shade 13 Love Me from the brimming stand because I have been looking at it for quite a while. It's a super pretty light warm pink with peachy tones, very everyday-ish. The other shade Adorable Matte is a matte red that Taya reviewed, but I decided it's going to be a part of the giveaway.
2.49 €

Big Bright Eyes 
01 Highlight it...Nude
Love this. It's such a great colour for me to put on my waterline because it's a neutral slightly pinkish nude that makes the eyes less tired looking. It's super soft and transfers fully opaque on the waterline with one swipe. This might just replace my trusted Max Factor eyeliner in Natural Glaze that I've been using for the last three years. It looks great in the inner corners as well.
2.20 €

14 Femme Fatale
I was never a fan of Essence lip liners and this is a bit too soft for my liking, but it's very pigmented and doesn't drag on the lips. The colour is a neutral red, so it should suit a lot of red lipstick.
1.19 €

Glossy Lip Balm 
07 Raspberry Sorbet
A lightly tinted lip gloss that smells like raspberries. I used to own the mint version and it was ok, but nothing to write home about. It's nice for a young teenage girl. It's a part of the giveaway.
1.19 €

Effect Lipgloss 
08 OH LA LA! and 02 Jewels in a Bottle
Effect lip glosses come in a variety of interesting finishes - classic shimmery, with flakes, holographic and metallic finish. Oh La La! is a pink-purple shade with tiny blue sort of holographic shimmer and Jewels in a Bottle is an orange-coral shade with different sized flakes. Great swatches here. Both are a part of the giveaway.
2.79 €

Effect Nail Polish
22 I Love Magic and 21 Icy Fairy
I Love Magic is a top coat with holographic shimmer that needs maybe two coats to get a decent holographic effect and it's best applied over a dark nail polish. But here is a more important shade - Icy Fairy. I was so, so excited about this nail polish, I was actually planning to getting it myself ever since I saw this image on Instagram. It is the most awesome effect top coat ever and it looks amazing over a black nail polish. I love galaxy manicures and this comes closest to it, but without all the nail art work (which I suck at so bad). I just posted a picture on Instagram where I'm wearing it. Love this so much and since I have two, I'm giving one away in the giveaway. 
1.49 €

Nail Art Sparkle Sand Top Coat
As the name suggests, it's a sparkly top coat with a sand effect meaning it's quite gritty to the touch once you apply in on the nails. It looks quite pretty over darker nail polishes, but the textured feeling on the nails is something I'll have to get used to.
2.49 €

Colour & Go Nail Polish
144 Black is Back and 187 Juicy Love
I picked up a black shade called Black is Back purely so I would use it with Icy Fairy, while Juicy Love is a classic red. I like these Colour & Go nail polishes because they're really good for the price, better than Catrice's in my opinion and there is a huge selection of colours available. I'm wearing the black one at the moment and the application was a breeze due to a great, wide brush and a smooth formula. It needed two coats.
1.69 €

Click & go Nails Glow in the Night
Self-adhesive nails with the french manicure design and a cute butterfly print. Apparently these glow in the dark, but I'm not sure whether it's actually in the dark or it's like that top coat I once bought from Essence that, after reading the back of the bottle closely, turned out to glow only under black light (what a waste of money that was…). These look quite narrow to me, but there is 12 pieces inside and I can't see all. These are a part of the giveaway.
3.29 €

Nail Art Stickers 
13 Neon
There are several versions of these stickers, we were given the neon ones with stars, bow ties, hipster glasses with a moustache (my favourite), peace symbol, leaves and lightening bolts.
1.39 €

Pencil sharpener
Just a revamped old version as far as I can tell. I've bought a few of these so far. It can sharpen two types of pencils - the classic thin and jumbo.
1.20 €

Nail Art Hello Foils! Transfer Solution
Meant to be used in together with the transfer foils (high five to Captain Obvious Mateja). You need to apply this before applying the foil so it has something to stick too and then finish off with a top coat. It's a part of the giveaway.
1.79 €

Nail Art Hello Foils! Transfer Foils
01 Hello Flashy
These have a metallic graffiti look, picture here. Honestly, I'm not into the nail art also because I'm useless at this stuff and I admire anyone who can draw at least polka dots on their nails. It's a part of the giveaway.
1.49 €

Gel Nails at Home 2in1 Primer & Cleanser
Designed to be used before and after a gel manicure. It cleans and protects the nails from nail dust, oil and grease. After curing under the UV-light it can be can also be used to remove gel residues from your nails. It's a part of the giveaway.
2.99 €

Gel Nails at Home 2in1 French Peel Off Gel Base & Top Coat
This is a rosé nude coloured base that gives the appearance of the perfect french manicure. It's meant to be used in conjunction with the UV-light. It's a part of the giveaway.
3.29 €

Gel Nails at Home 2in1 Clear Peel Off Gel Base & Top Coat
A classic gel base coat over which you apply the regular nail polish (Colour & Go line is recommended). Again it's meant to be cured under the UV-light. It's a part of the giveaway.
3.29 €

Like Best Friends Forever 
50 ml 
I didn't expect to like this, but surprisingly I do. I went to check the notes on Fragrantica and it was immediately clear - it has peach in it. Some of you may know about my of fondness for anything peach scented and I get super excited about such products. It's not a predominately peach scent as it is mixed with a more fresh apple note, but even more prominent are the sweet vanilla and sandalwood. It's a classic super sweet fruity-gourmand scent, very celebrity like and yes, generic, but I happen to like those. The staying power is unfortunately very weak and I can't smell it any more after an hour despite the vanilla note, which tends to linger longer that others.
7.5 €

 You can enter the giveaway here.
Have a great day!

nedelja, 19. oktober 2014

New in: Catrice Products for Autumn/Winter 2014

Velvet Finish Powder 
020 Natural Velvet 
Velvet Finish line was designed with mature skin in mind hence the added hyaluron. The Finish powder promises to mattify, but still keep the skin radiant due to the light-reflecting particles. 020 looks too dark for me, but it should suit anyone above NC20.  It's a part of the giveaway.
4.69 €

Velvet Finish Foundation 
010  Light Velvet 
This may be the lightest colour, but it's two shades too dark for me (by the way all the swatches are at the end of the post). I find it a bit funny because at the presentation they said that their range it designed to suit European skin tones. Well, I'm European. Actually, Nude Illusion's lightest shade is similarly dark, however, because it's neutral I can make it work (though I mostly mix it with something lighter), while this has a warm undertone so it looks orange on me. Shade aside, I gave it a quick test and it appears very similar to Nude Illusion in terms of finish (matte, but not draining matte and a bit luminous) and the coverage is about medium. Despite the shade, I will give it a go, but I'll have to self tan first and then do a review. Since I have two, I'm giving one away.
5.29 €

Velvet Finish Concealer 
010 Velvet Ivory 
Quite a thick concealer and it covers well enough. The shade is lighter than the corresponding foundation and suits me decently. I've been using it for the past few days and I quite like it because it blends nicely into the skin, however, I need to layer it to cover my dark circles. It has a more radiant finish than the foundation.
4.69 €

3 in 1 Skin Tone Adapting Make up 
010 Lighter Skin 
Basically this is a much cheaper version of Estee Lauder Daywear Sheer Tint Release, Origins Vitazing Energy-boosting Moisturizer and Garnier Miracle Skin Cream. It starts off white and once blended in it releases a tint. The coverage is light, but surprise, surprise the shade is too dark for me (should suit maybe NC20 & up). It's part of the giveaway.
7.29 €

Catrice Nude Illusion Make up 
020 Rose Vanilla 
One of my favourite foundations at the moment. You can read my review if you want to learn more, but basically it's a medium coverage foundation with a luminous matte finish and a great staying power. I just  wish they had a lighter, neutral shade so I wouldn't have to mix it with other foundations. 
7.69 €

Colour Correcting Mattifying Powder 
010 Delicate Blossom
A powder with different hues that correct uneven skin tone as well as it promises to mattify. Green cancels out redness, the lavender acts against dullness, pink freshens-up tired complexions and beige brings out the natural skin tone. As the Velvet Finish powder this promises a matt, yet radiant finish, though to me it's just a transparent mattifying powder and I'm not too sure about the colour correcting, but I need to test it further because I think I need to get through the top layer first.
4.69 €

Illuminating Blush 
 020 Coral Me Maybe and 010 I Am Nuts About You
These have a 3D pattern and an illuminating finish. I already own Coral Me Maybe for about three weeks now and it's a very cute, peachy-pink shade, but more on the natural side rather than brighter Pink feat. Coral from the Defining Blush range. I Am Nuts About You is a beautiful natural-nude shade and is actually more pigmented that Coral Me Maybe. The illuminating effect of these two is quite subtle. Coral Me Maybe is a part of the giveaway since I have two.
4.26 €

Defining Blush
090 Mandy-rine
I already own this shade and I've been using it a whole lot the past month. You may know that Defining Blushes are my favourite powder blushes ever and I have several already, my favourite being Rose Royce. Mandy-rine is an natural-apricot shade and I already featured it in my Autumn Picks. The extra one is a part of the giveaway.
3.79 €

Velvet Matt Eyeshadow 
010 Vanillaty Fair, 040 Al Burgundy and 050 Welcome To Greysland!
As the name suggests these are matte eyeshadows, though I don't find these completely matte as they do a have a very subtle satin sheen. The formula is very pigmented - even the light shade. I barely need to touch it with a brush and I get tons of colour pay-off. Vanillaty Fair is a cream shade that is a great base or a subtle highlighting shade, Welcome to Greysland is a classic grey and Al Burgundy is a dark plum-bordeaux shade (which it's part of the giveaway. Taya swatched it here)
4.29 €.

Absolute Matt Eyeshadow Palette 
010 Eyes Wide Matt
Ok, this is just wonderful. I don't know why some say that these palettes are inferior in quality to Catrice's mono eyeshadows because this palette performs just as well. I actually feel confident saying that it's not that far away in terms of colours and quality to UD's Naked Basics palette. I high recommend you check it out. 
5.19 €

Ultimate Stay Lipstick 
050 Mauve Your Lips  and 090 IrrCORALbly Pink
I already have the shade 120 Looks Like Coral that I've been using for the past few weeks and I find the formula very similar to the matte shades in the Ultimate Colour range. It's nicely pigmented with a satin-matte finish and really nice staying power. IrrCORALbly Pink is a darker warm pink shade and Mauve Your Lips a dark nude with a grey hue. 
5.29 €
Ultimate Colour Lipstick
350 MATTador 
I recently reviewed the gorgeous 360 MATTraction and MATTador is another new shade for autumn, but this one is a classic, warm red. The formula is again superb.
4.19 €
Tinted Lip Glow 
A sheer lip colour that adjust to your pH-levels and turns into a unique shade. I already have something similar and these pH lipsticks turn into a dark fuchsia on me. It's a part of the giveaway.
5.29 €

Beautifying Lip Smoother 
020 Apricot Cream and 010 Sweet Caramel
I've already reviewed 020 Apricot Cream and said I really like it. I actually keep it next to my computer and use it like a lip balm. It's incredibly comfortable on the lips and was so soothing when I was ill recently. I'm giving both away in the giveaway.
3.79 €

Vitamin Lip Treatment 
A lip gloss that contains vitamins and helps the lips be in better health. It smells fruity (grape-ish maybe) and has a sheer peachy-pink tint. It's part of the giveaway 

Volumizing Lip Booster 
A classic plumping lip gloss accompanied with the traditional menthol scent and I'm guessing the tingling. It's a part of the giveaway.
3.79 €

Luxury Lacquers Million Brilliance 
05 Plum Fiction and 01 It´s Showtime
Glitter 3D nail polishes with various sizes of glitter particles and flakes that have enough coverage to be used on it's own. Plum Fiction is a warm purple shade and It's Show time is a silver shade. 
3.79 €

Luxury Liquid Metal  
03 My Satin Ballet Shoes
As the name suggests these are meant to have a liquid metal finish. My Satin Ballet Shoes is a pink-rose shade with a very shimmery finish.
3.79 €

Colour Brightening Base Coat
01 On Top of the Alps
It's meant as a base for under nail polishes when you want the colour to pop more (like under neons), but it can be used on it's own as well. It's very pigmented and actually as far as I can tell from swatching it on the nail wheel, needs one coat for full opacity.
 2.59 €

Ombre Top Coat 
This looks like a semi-transparent cherry dark red liquid and it supposedly changes any nail polish, so the more layers you apply, the darker it is and by so you can create an ombre effect. It's part of the giveaway.
3.29 €

 Million Styles Effect Top Coat 
02 ¿Holo, Que Tal?
I actually received two holographic effect top coats, one from Essence and this one. I think Essence's comes a lot closer to being holographic, while this one has a more tiny golden-green shimmer effect and it's just too subtle in my opinion.
3.29 €

Lash Applicator 
I was looking at this the last time I was in Müller. It looks so handy and I'll definitely use it, especially when I'm doing other people's makeup. It feels well made and has a rubbery-silicone surface making it feel more expensive in my opinion. 
4.29 €

Lash Extension Volume Mascara 
It contains fibres and it's supposed to be very good, but I use waterproof mascaras and I wear contact lenses so I'm giving it away. The brush is a very classic old-school one, like at Maybelline's Great Lash.
4.29 €

Longlasting Lip Pencil 
070 I got You Babel 
I will shamelessly admit that prior to the event I picked up four Catrice Lip Pencils (they'll be in the next New In, but here is a sneak peak) and since I liked them because they are not as soft as Essence's, I grabbed another colour that looked pretty. I got You Babel is a beautiful nude-pink-peach shade and I like it a lot, it's probably my favourite out of all the pencils.
2.29 €

Longlasting Brow Definer 
030 Chocolate Brow'nie
A felt tip pen that allows drawing very fine individual hairs. I swatched it on the back of my hand and it didn't rub off at all. I don't use any brow stuff, I actually don't touch my eyebrows at all, but I gave the pen to my cousin to test and she likes it so far.
3.49 €

Fixing Brow Wax 
A clear wax in a stick form that you apply on the eyebrows to keep them in place. Again I gave it to my cousin to test and she says it's quite hard in texture, so she has no feeling of how much she's applying. However, she's never used such a product before.
Edit: She now says she loves it and that's it's fantastic.
3.29 €

I swatched all I'm keeping except the palette (I'll do that in the review) and, of course, I didn't touch the stuff I'm giving away. The pictures are large so if you want to see anything closer just click on it.

You can enter the giveaway here
I'll talk about all the Essence products tomorrow.
Have a great day!

sobota, 18. oktober 2014

Catrice and Essence Event Plus a GIVEAWAY

I recently had the honour to attend my first ever blogger event, which was hosted by Cosnova team, so the people responsible for two popular brands in Europe: Essence and Catrice. Since I have only a few of my pictures of the actual event because honestly, I was more interested in the vast amount of makeup and cake pops than taking pictures (man, those were some good cake pops!) as well as I don't own an actual camera but merely a smartphone, I'm using some of the press pictures. However, my fellow bloggers really outdid themselves with the coverage of the event in their own posts on the blogs, so here are the links to those if you want to learn more: Taya (she also posted a picture of her with Sara from Passing Fancy and me if you want to see my OOTD), UniqapolyPassing FancyCherry ColoursAjda & Tjaša Beauty Corner(next few are in Slovene) Get them Curious,  Viva La Vida, Ajda's post on EtiketaParokeets and Tinna's Pink Place.

(yes, I'm deliberately looking at the floor because I felt so awkward taking a picture at that moment. On my left are Polona from Uniqapoly and Tamara from Cherry Colours, on my right is Saša a.k.a. Nihrida and Sandra from AnGel BeAuTy. Pictures by Žiga Intihar)

Cosnova team prepared and executed an amazing event, they honestly outdid themselves and I was utterly shocked when, as we were leaving, they handed each two full bags of their newest products. I really love that they prepared an event only for bloggers, I have in fact been avoiding most events for the reasons it was hosted for other press as well (yes, I'm aware I'm weird), but I felt a lot less intimidated by the whole thing with other bloggers around, most of whom I've been familiar with for years  or at least with their blogs (you may already know that I try to keep as up-to-date list of Slovene beauty blogs as possible). It was so wonderful to meet them, I don't think anyone has been so nice to me ever as those amazing girls and I think we all enjoyed the event immensely. I think all the others, who already wrote about the event covered everything already, so I won't bore you again with the details.

Here are the goodies we so generously received. I'll do a sort of an New In type of posts separate for Catrice and Essence as well as later do reviews of some products that I feel need a proper review. I've been working on the New In posts for the last two day and they are almost ready, so expect them shortly.


Since there is a lot of stuff and I have several duplicates of the products as I have been shopping the new products before (some have already been reviewed and some will be in the future, but they are all in the most recent New In), I will be giving some of the products away to thank you, dear readers, for reading my blog, subscribing, commenting and all that jazz. I decided on two goody bags with an equal amount of Catrice and Essence products. All the product will also be featured in the next two posts, so you'll have a better idea of what you're getting. Entering is just a matter of filling out the Rafflecopter forms and I decided to do it internationally, even though the shipping costs gave me a tiny heart attack, but I know so many of you want to try Catrice and Essence products. You can chose either of the prizes or both. One winner will be drawn for each prize. The giveaway is international and will end in one week on 26. October 2014 at 00:00/12:00 A.M. (CEST). The winner will be contacted via e-mail and then sent the prize. If the winner doesn't respond in two (2) days, a new winner will be chosen.

Prize 1 

Essence Longlasting Lipstick 14 Adorable Matt!,
Catrice Beautifying Lip Smoother 020 Apricot Cream,
Catrice Volumizing Lip Booster,
Catrice 3 in 1 Skin Tone Adapting Make up 010 Lighter Skin,
Catrice Lash Extension Volume Mascara,
Essence Click & go Nails Glow in the Night,
Essence Nail Art Hello Foils! Transfer Solution,
Essence Nail Art Hello Foils! Transfer Foils 01 Hello Flashy,
Essence Effect Nail Polish 21 Icy Fairy,
Catrice Tinted Lip Glow,
Catrice Velvet Matt Eyeshadow 040 Al Burgundy,
Catrice Illuminating Blush  020 Coral Me Maybe,
Essence Effect Lipgloss in 08 OH LA LA!
Essence Liquid Ink High Shine Eyeliner

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Prize 2

Catrice Ultimate Stay Lipstick 050 Mauve Your Lips,
Catrice Vitamin Lip Treatment,
Catrice Beautifying Lip Smoother 010 Sweet Caramel,
Catrice Velvet Finish Powder 020, Velvet Finish Foundation 010,
Essence Liquid Ink Matt Eyeliner,
Essence Gel Nails at Home 2in1 Primer and Cleanser,
Essence Gel Nails at Home 2in1 Clear Peel Off Gel Base and Top Coat,
Essence Gel Nails at Home 2in1 French Peel Off Gel Base and Top Coat,
Catrice Ombre Top Coat,
Catrice Defining Blush 090 Mandy-rine,
Essence 3D Eyeshadow 07 Irresistible Fullmoon Flash,
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