Sunday, 27 November 2011

Blogsale...!

And as I said, here it is... I've put everything on a seperate page which you can view HERE, I may add a bit in the following days.

When interested in something, follow the instruction! Happy shopping!
Friday, 25 November 2011

Blogsale - this weekend!!

As I promised a little while ago... my new blogsale will be put up this weekend, most likely on Sunday so be sure to check in as first come, first served!


Because I'm in the middle of moving I have a good overview of all my stuff... I have too much! All details (email, payment, shipping) will also be put up then!
Wednesday, 23 November 2011

SUQQU cheek brush VS A'Squirrel powder brush

It's time for another comparison article, it's been a long time since I've done one... The 2 products I've chosen today, 2 brushes, are amongst my favourites and I use them daily. Surely worth a little comparison then!
Starting with the ferrule, it's obvious that the A'Squirrel one is much larger, but both of them are quite small. The SUQQU one looks and feels luxurious but still light. The Squirrel one is also light but looks a bit cheap, a bit too much to my likings. It's a blush and a powder brush, but this article is mainly to compare the type of hair and my experience with it. And off course then there is the big price difference where the SUQQU costs 3 times as much as the Squirrel one :).
Both of them look very fluffy & soft, and, yes so they are... (both made of squirrel hair, but on the other hand, I know squirrel haired brushes that aren't this soft). When stroking this brush over your hand or face it's as light & soft as a feather. I haven't experienced any softer brushes than these two. They are both divine in usage! Now then... what's the difference if it isn't in the softness? It's in the density: the SUQQU is soft & dense making it easy to control and perfect for application. The A'Squirrel one doesn't have much density and can only be used for a light application of bronzer/finishing powder. It's not suited for buffing in...
Nevertheless I found it worth comparing these two to each other. If you're looking for a softer than soft brush for finishing application & don't want to spend much money, the A'Squirrel is perfect! There are brushes just as soft as SUQQU ones out there, you just need to find them. And oh yeah my SUQQU brush wins heads down favourite blush brush ever, will do a seperate in-depth review soon...
Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Small Avon haul

My Avon order was quite small this time although I splurged on eye creams, at 5euros a piece... couldn't do much harm and I always love trying out new ones. And look at the convenient packaging, much appreciated!


And secondly: 2 foot items being a cream and a bath in Cinnamon Orange, hmmm lovely scent and perfect for the winter. At the top is a mascara with golden glitters, I thought it would be nice for parties/holidays? That's it for now... my first haul in quite a long time, still proud of myself :)
Monday, 14 November 2011

Finished Fall 2011

The last couple of months I've been able to finish a lot of products, hooray for me! I always get this feeling of pride when I finish something, just like giving a kid a candystick... And the best part is that I haven't been buying that much new stuff, I'm such a good girl *pets on the back*
  • La Roche Posay Toleriane dermo-cleanser: a big bottle of milk cleanser that suits dry sensitive skin perfectly, I'm loving this product and will definitely repurchase it! A must-have & HG for me!
  • Avon Anew clinical eye lift: an eye cream that I got along with a few products, it was ok to use it but I won't repurchase it because it's a jar and it's not that great
  • Nuxe Reve de Miel lip balm: I got this a long time ago and since then it's been sitting on my night table, I used this almost every night before going to bed, it's a lovely balm and it works nice on dry lips - next time I'm going to try the stick-form which will probably be more convenient (jars & me aren't a succes)

  • Avon Supershock mascara waterproof: I got this one as I used Avon's supershock in the past & loved it, so I figured this would go the same way - boy was I wrong, this mascara is a spiderleg alert and I have only used it a few times. I just couldn't apply my mascara in a decent way with it, horrible product. I don't get the massive difference in the regular & waterproof version...?!
  • Avon Superenchant mascara: my latest mascarareview and a new loved one. This one will surely be repurchased, I love the effect it has on my lashes. One of the best mascaras I've ever used and with a good price.
I hope you've been finishing a lot of stuff too... Gives us, girls & boys, a reason to buy more new stuff you know!
Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Shambala bracelet... love!

Yesterday there was a lovely coupon code on Groupon, a Belgian discount site. They were offering these Shambala bracelets in different colours... I immediately recognized it, 'cause someone at work has been wearing on lately & I've been meaning to ask where she'd get it from. So I was thrilled they showed up and I bought these two, the white and black one. Can't wait for them to arrive, they are so stunning irl!

Do you know it or do you have one?
Tuesday, 8 November 2011

The Beauty Investigator

A couple of days ago I ran into this lovely site called "The Beauty Investigator" where the owner investigates commercials, promo pictures, artwork and so on for likewise images through the years/brands... And they are found a lot, everything is apparantely very repetetive...


Quite surprising, but after all - I wouldn't want to be a marketeer and look for innovative ways to promote something... A lovely site to browse a bit :)
Monday, 7 November 2011

iHerb discount code

iHerb is an online shop which specialises in organic, natural skincare. They offer a wide range of brands & products. Off course, my main goal there is skincare. They have a good customer service and good/inexpensive shipping. But, their items are often out of stock, regular checking in is needed.

Yesterday I got a mailing from them to distribute a discount code to my readers "VIJ020"which will get you a 5$ off your first purchase. Always nice :) so enjoy!
Thursday, 3 November 2011

Review Pai Macadamia & Rose dry skin cream

A couple of months ago I did a Pai order after I had seen it on Amodelrecommends and there was a coupon code which got you a free eye cream. Pai is an organic luxurious skin care brand, oh how I love these... So far I have only tried this moisturizer from the things I've ordered - my stash is too big, I desperately need to finish some things *you may have noticed I'm hauling a lot less, yeah that's why*.
Our Macadamia & Rose moisturiser is formulated to provide an intensive hydration boost for dry and mature skin.
This ultra-nourishing cream is rich in Palmitic Acid - an oil produced by the skin which depletes as we get older.
Use as a Day or Night Cream to hydrate, smooth and protect your skin.

This dry skin moisturiser is free from alcohol which can dry out the skin, as well as irritating chemicals such as artificial fragrances, parabens, phenoxyethanol and propylene glycol. 

Available for 32.5 euros through their webshop.
It comes in a simple paper box and the product has been put in a jar with a pump. I like the packaging: the glass is not too heavy and pumps always have my preference (although I've noticed that a bit of product seems to dry up in the pump, it's a waste). It's seethrough, this is good for noticing how much you have left but it's a bit worse for the ingredients as light exposure diminishes active ingredients. But then again, this is not as bad as a jar... so I can definitely live with it. It's 30ml which is a fair amount, personally I prefer bigger ones of 50ml. Pricing is expensive at 32 euros, so it'd better deliver!

The cream has a floral scent -rose- and is quite thick. It spreads out easily and sinks fast into my dry skin. But afterwards it feels a bit sticky and it takes a while before it has completely sunk in. Afterwards my skin feels very nourished. This is indeed a rich cream and it has been working out fine on my sensitive skin, although I'm not that sure with the amount of fragance in it. They can skip it for me. I use about 1-2 pumps for my entire face and have been using this as a night cream. I have been able to use it for a few months and am now gathering the last bits so it lasts some time. It has been taking good care of my skin -especially now that fall / winter is upon us-, but I haven't seen a massive improvement in it either... This is a decent rich night cream, but a tad too expensive compared to its effects... I expected more from it, to be honest.
The goods: pump, nice scent, thick cream, nourishing, can be used by sensitive skin

The bads: price, fragrance, feels sticky after application, product dries up in pump (=waste!)

To sum it up... Yes, this is a good product for dry sensitive skin and I enjoyed using it. Is it something special or a must-try? No, it is not. I can think of likewise creams at a better price (Paula hydrating treatment cream for instance). Personally, I will not repurchase it but if you'd like to try it and the price isn't an obstacle to you - go ahead!

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