Wednesday, 28 September 2011

The bargain I waited for..

Look what finally was on sale:

*evil laugh*
I'm truly happy that it's mine now.


Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Zoya Sunshine Collection

Remember when I showed you my latest nail polish haul? *click*

Today I wanna show you some pics of the beautiful Sunshine collection. I love them, you might already have seen a billion pictures of these, but I wanted to post it nevertheless.

From left to right: Rica, Reva, Kimmy

Apple, Faye, Tanzy

Just Lovely!!

Did you buy some of those? You should..


Monday, 26 September 2011

Drugstore Haul & Swatches: Essence Urban Messages

Monday morning, how annoying.. October exams are coming up and I haven't learned one bit. Bad Guinevere..

Did you ever had that feeling that you're supposed to do something, but you couldn't care less? I know I should, but some many other things are on my mind.. Well, but let's start with my haul.

I ended up getting:

The nail polishes are so lovely, not because of their main colours, but because of that beautiful duocrome shimmer.


Friday, 23 September 2011

Review: Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Moist Deeeeep Conditioner

Hey guys,

I bought the famous "3 minute miracle moist deep conditioner" from Aussie in New York 3 years ago and now it's finally empty. Time for a review!!

It's funny that the packaging differs from country to country. In the U.K. the same product looks like this:

My opinion:

I liked it, but sadly didn't love it. It was nice, but I didn't have the impression that it really made a difference. I used it once a week and my hair felt nice and soft, but not extraordinarily amazing.

I wasn't impressed by this product and happy when it was empty, but couldn't resist buying the "3 Miracle Moist Luscious Long" deep treatment in the UK:

And guess what? I love it!!! It makes such a difference and my hair feels way better than before. This definitely is a product I would repurchase and will.

So, personally, I wouldn't buy the normal 3 miracle moist again or recommend it but the luscious long version is great.


Thursday, 22 September 2011

Catrice Bohemia Haul

Well, well. I know.. another haul (I'm sooo broke.. *gg*) I wasn't expecting to find this collection, but I did and I had to get those beauties:

The lovely bronzer:

The two polishes: Looking Sunkissed and Yes, you tan! (love that name!!)

Did you get anything from this collection?


Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Review: Garnier BB cream

Maybe some of you remember that I attended the Garnier BB Cream Press Lunch *click*. We got the BB cream for testing purposes and I used it several times by now and I truly like it!

Here again some pics of the cream and the two shades that are available:

My main concern was that it would be too dark for me. From the swatch above you can see that the light version is actually not that light at all..

I applied it and it adapted! It really did, that was so cool, I didn't think it could adapt that well, but it did and after that we became best friends.
I mean I gotta say, it easily could be that it will be too dark in december. I do sort of have my summer colour at the moment and it usually gets lighter in winter.

This BB cream is certainly different from my Missha BB cream. The Missha BB cream is like a foundation - just better. The one from Garnier still belongs to skincare in my opinion. It's not that pigmented, but no one ever said it would be.

The Garnier one is like a tinted moisturiser with more "effects". You have the SPF15, the skin brightening (not bleaching) effect, the anti-aging ingredients, the moisturiser and the touch of foundation/concealer.

It smells nice and fresh, like their face creams do and applies and lasts fine, but it doesn't conceal redness or pimples, so if you're looking for that, you'll need to get the cream from Missha. Nevertheless, it does even out your skin and makes it look healthy and balanced as you can see on the pic below. I'm wearing the BB cream and the Caffeine Anti Dark circles roller ball underneath my eyes:

I really like it, I can pop it on in the morning and don't feel like I'm wearing anything.

  • does what it says: moisturising, evens out the skin, gives a natural glow,..
  • SPF 15
  • easy to use: only one step
  • blends and adapts great
  • price
  • two shades available
  • not really much coverage
  • shade not mentioned on the tube itself (annoys me!)
  • doesn't cover imperfections such as pimples or redness
  • maybe too dark for the ones who have a really light skintone
  • not water-resistant
I hope you liked the review. I think it's definitely worth trying and the price is okay. As long as you know from the start that this is not a substitute for a foundation this won't disappoint you. Any of you own it? What do you think?


Sunday, 18 September 2011

Nail Polish Orgnisation

You remember my nail polish wall displays? *click* By now all three are completely full *gg* and as soon as I have the money, I'll order some more, you know just to be sure. ;-)

Since I desperately wanted a tiny one for my nail polish treatments/base-top coats, I decided I can't wait any longer, so I bought this a couple of days ago at MW Nails in Hernalser Hauptstraße, a nail design supplies store.

A perfect fit, right??

I really like that store. They even have a wall display, but it's smaller (about 50 polishes) and much more expensive. However, that little nail polish stairway was perfect and the 8,50€ were bearable.
It now stands right beside my desk.


Saturday, 17 September 2011


I admired this brow kit ever since GOSH arrived in Austria, but never bought it, cause it's expensive with its 15,99€.. It still is, but with the 20% off at the moment (BIPA offer), it was more bearable.

Beautiful, isn't it?

I haven't tried it yet, it's too pretty.. I definitely need to work on that tic. *g* Not a good tic for a beauty blogger. I'm sure it's going to be useful on future jobs. :-)

Did you buy it? How do you like it?


Review: Origins Ginger Souffle Whipped Body Cream

I got a trial size with the other Origins products at the Origins blogger event. It's the lovely smelling whipped body cream:
My thoughts:

I really adore it. I didn't except to like it very much, cause I mean: ginger as a scent? I don't know, if I hear ginger the only connotation that comes to mind is cooking.

I was so wrong. I'm not the best when it comes to describing scents, but Origins got it perfectly right so here their description: "The embracing warmth of Ginger is married with the citrusy-crisp scent of lush, lighthearted Lemon, Lime and Bergamot."

It smells fresh, but not too summery, so it's perfect for every time of the year. There is a whole Ginger collection with 16 different products. From bath and body up to shampoo and a Ginger fragrance.

The lovely scent is intense, so if you use the cream on your upper body it might collide with your perfume. This could be a no-go for some of you. After half an hour the scent settles a bit and gets subtler. Nevertheless, it lingers, which in my opinion is a plus. If you don't want that I would recommend a fragrance free product from the start.

  • lovely scent
  • fluffy texture
  • moisturising
  • absorbs quickly
  • scent lingers
  • price
  • maybe collides with your perfume

In a nutshell, it's an amazing product. The only downside is the price. 32,50€ for 200ml isn't exactly a bargain. So if you have some money and want to pamper yourself: get this.
I'm certainly gonna check out their fragrance rollerball..


This product was part of a goodie bag.

Friday, 16 September 2011

Review/Haul: Garnier Caffeine Anti-Dark Circles 2-in-1 Roll-on

Sorry, I've been kinda quiet on the blogging front the last couple of days. I don't feel so well at the moment.. Depression is eating me up and to put it mildly: it sucks.

Nevertheless, this blog isn't called "my pathetic life" so let's focus on something nice. This time on the Garnier Caffeine Anti-Dark Circles 2-in-1 Roll-on in Fair.

I bought it one day after the Garnier Press Lunch which I enjoyed very much. I was so hooked on the whole product range, I wanted it and since there's an offer at BIPA at the moment, I had to get it.
Let's take a closer look:

A swatch and then I'll tell you my opinion:

So what do I think?

I love it, I was surprised that I like it so much, but I really do. It's very pigmented, so you only need a tiny amount of product and it really does brighten the under-eye area.
It's not a concealer in the sense that it would cover red dots or so, but it certainly does make a difference.

I can really recommend it, it comes in to shades, so there should be a colour for everyone. If you were thinking about getting it, get it now. The offer at BIPA is great and since you only need such tiny amounts it will last you for ages.


Thursday, 15 September 2011

Nail Polish Haul

Instead of saving my money I bought these:

..but can you blame me? *gg*


Sunday, 11 September 2011

New Hair Colour

You wanted to see me from the front with my new hair colour. Here it is, I took it a couple of minutes ago aka Sunday morning, so no make up or anything else, hope you don't mind.

Like it?


Saturday, 10 September 2011

The Ultimate Hairdresser Experience

I regularly get mails from different brands about new products, which will be released soon. A couple of weeks ago I got one about a new Colour Lock System by Wella.

This system prolongs the brillianze and beauty of your coloured hair. There are four different types of infusions: Hydrate, Volumize, Smoothen, Repair. Out of these four one picks two and your hairdresser massages them into your hair. It's a serum and foam.

Since I'm a hair junkie I was quite curious, so I asked if I could get that system to test it. Julia, the lovely contact from the company that sends me the newsletters, told me this treatment is only available at a hair salon, but if I want I could try it there.

Of course I said yes and yesterday was the day I had my appointment and that at a chic hair salon - Strassl Exklusiv in the Ringstraßengalerie. I never was at such a fancy salon. It's brand new and I looove the interior design. Exactly my style, modern, sleek, simply classy:

When I arrived the first thing the woman at the reception said "such extreme long hair..". I felt the need to apologize.. Maybe I should have said that, but, luckily, they got over that first shock quite fast.

I was escorted to one of the beautiful chairs, offered something to drink and we started talking about the colour I would want. When I left home I was sure I just would want a true black, but I asked about her opinion and she recommended a natural, glowing, soft brown. I said yes.

Here are some before and after pictures:


Truly beautiful, right?

But this endresult wasn't a 30 min job. It took 4 hours.. *g*

Let's go over the process:
  • hair analysis aka what should the endresult look like
  • lovely Julia and Natascha washed my hair with a hybrid product (basically, a mix between a shampoo and a gentle bleaching product) - a lot of tugging was involved.. the price of long hair and quite some charging for the bad quality (drugstore) colour I used to dye my hair and how uneven my result was - again I felt the need to apologize
  • since my hair reacted nicely to the bleaching, the colouring started

first I got some light strands and and then the rest of the colour was applied

After thirty minutes Julia washed my hair and then started using the Colour Lock System which looks like that:

That took short 10 minutes: first the serum and then the foam. I got the mix: Colour Save and Repair.

After washing it out again, she blow dried my hair.

As you already saw the result was this beautiful glowing, but natural looking brown:

I never thought this would be such an exclusive and professional experience. I'm so grateful. So thanks again to the lovely girls from Strassl, Wella for letting me test the system and sponsoring it and Julia from the PR company who made this appointment possible.
I'm certainly gonna come back, regularly. I don't know how to afford it yet *g* but the quality definitely convinced me. I always wanted to try this ashy emo blonde, even if I doubt it would suit me. If I ever decide to go for it, I'll do it at that salon with Julia.

So if you have a hair "experiment" coming up, I would go there.


All services were covered by Wella.