Mittwoch, 31. Dezember 2014

[Empties] #06

Hello my pandas,

Today is the last day of 2014. Can't believe this year is already over. It has been a very eventful year for me and I'm actually looking forward to 2015. 2014 is also the year when I started blogging and although I'm still at the very beginning of this journey it has been really fun so far and I hope I can continue on this path =D
 I hope you have a great start into the new year and all your wishes will come true!!

As my last post I have empties (very fitting, I know XD)

very crowded overview XD



Sonntag, 14. Dezember 2014

[Review] Laneige Water Sleeping Pack _EX

Hello my little pandas,

How are you doing? Christmas is only 2 weeks away, can you believe that?

Today I bring you a review of a really well-known product:




What they say:
Water Sleeping Pack_EX with light gel-type texture gives intensive hydration, vitality and brightening effect while restoring skin with deep relaxation through aroma scent.

Donnerstag, 11. Dezember 2014

[Oh! Japan] Things I miss about Japan Pt. 2 Konbinis

Hello lovelies,


I hope you are all doing well. I'm currently still dealing with a lot of stuff hence the lack of updates. Hopefully that will change soon.


Now on to part 2 of my series about things I miss about Japan: Konbini

Mittwoch, 3. Dezember 2014

[Empties] #05

Hello lovelies,

I can't believe another month is over and it's time for empties again. I'm so busy lately it really feels like time is flying "^^

Sorry, no picture of all the products together....I was busy with going to Munich for my GRE Test on sunday so I took those pictures in a hurry and forgot a picture of them all XD



Sonntag, 23. November 2014

[Oh! Japan] Things I miss about Japan Pt.1 100 Yen stores

Hello everyone,

How are you doing? It's getting colder and colder here and I don't wanna leave the house on most days >__<

Today I want to introduce a new "type" of entries I plan to do on my blog from now on.
As some of you may know I spent a year in Japan from April last year to April this year which was a wonderful and breathtaking experience.
Now I want to share some of my impressions of this year with you.

I will first start with things I miss about Japan.
Before I start I want to say that this is based on my personal experience. Some of the things I liked about my stay in Japan you may not like or absolutely hate. Or maybe there's something about Japan that you adore but won't be featured in my list. Experiences like a year abroad are something very personal and differ from person to person.


Sonntag, 16. November 2014

[Review] Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Clay Pore Clay Mask

Hello dolls,

I hope you are all feeling fine.
Today I bring you a review of this famous and beloved mask by Innisfree. Will I love it, too? Read on for my thoughts on this product.






What they say:
This Jeju volcanic scoria clay mask intensively absorbs sebum and clarifies skin pores.
(deep cleanses, thightens pores, removes blackheads, removes sebum, prevents skin troubles, improve skin tone)


Montag, 10. November 2014

[Review] Canmake Stay-on Balm Rouge

Hello everyone,

How are you doing? I just started a part-time job and while it's fun it's also exhausting =D

Today I will write a review about these awesome little guys: the stay-on balm rouges by canmake.




What they say:
OK to apply directly, even to chapped lips.
A tinted rouge like a moisturizing lip balm.
Moisturizing lipstick with staying power.
UV-reducing effect <Contains no ultraviolet absorbers>

Donnerstag, 30. Oktober 2014

[Empties] #04


Hello lovelies,

I hope you’re all doing fine. I finally moved - yay, no more posts that start with “I’m currently stuck between boxes” XD On the downside my body didn’t handle the stress very well and I didn’t only catch a cold I also have to fight with pimples and herpes right now.
 
 

Despite all this I wanted to write a post about my empties this month. As always a lot of products collected in my little paper bag…




; Balea Bodybalsam Sensitive (German drugstore brand) – one of my all-time favorite body lotions. As a child I had mild neurodermatitis so I still have to be careful about what I put on my skin. However I also can’t stand textures that are too rich so this was perfect. Lightweight, so it absorbed quickly but still rich enough for my skin. I currently try to use up another body lotion but after that I will definitely repurchase this product.

; Balea Professional Tiefenreinigung Shampoo (German drugstore brand) – A deep cleansing shampoo. It was too strong to use it on my hair every wash but it was very good to clean my make-up brushes. For that purpose I will buy it again.

; Pantene Pro-v Repair&Care Conditioner – I really love this conditioner. I have thick, dry and bleached hair so I need a rich conditioner. I already repurchased it.

; Bodysol Buttermilk & Lemon Shower gel – My mom got me this. It was all right and smelled nice but I have no idea where she got this and it wasn’t so good that I can’t live without it so not buying it again.




; Bifesta Eye make-up remover – I really liked this product. I already wrote a review here and the biggest plus was that it removed my Japanese mascara pretty well (they can be a bitch to get off your lashes…). I’m currently using one from a German drugstore that also seems to work really well. If it turns out the German one is as good as the Bifesta one I’ll continue using the German one until I get back to Japan.

; Etude House Wonder Pore Freshener - as I wrote in my review here I was quite disappointed with this product since I had high expectations. I’m happy it’s finally empty and I’m currently using a toner from Mizon

; Balea Eyecream (German drugstore brand) – was okay but now I’m trying one with anti-aging properties.

; It’s Skin Power 10 VC Effector – Since this was only a sample I can’t say a lot. I used two other versions in Japan because they were on sale but I can’t remember particularly liking them.

; Balea Teatree food cream (German drugstore brand) – Was okay but I didn’t like the smell so I bought another one.



; Etude House, I need you mask sheets in Mango, Acai Berry, Bamboo and Tea Tree – I liked them more than the sheet masks in their A-Z series because they fit my face a lot better. I ordered some masks sheets from tonymoly that I wanna try but I’ll probably gonna repurchase these ones here sometime in the future.

; Tonymoly Panda’s Dream Eye Patch – These were so much fun to use. Made me really look like a panda (I posted a picture on my Instagram) and felt really good. Probably gonna buy these again.



; My Burberry sample – smelled nice but not so good that I would buy the full-size

; green glitter eyeliner – I’ve had this for years but never used it and it’s slowly getting bad so I threw it out.

; Catrice Ultimate Lash Multimizer Volume Mascara (German drugstore brand) – this didn’t work on my lashes at all and clumped so it’s going in the trash can.

; p2 absolute color lipsticks in 121 milky chai and 101 vibrant Barolo (German drugstore brand) – another two products to throw away… they went bad, smelled funny and the texture was strange

; canmake base coat – That was a nice base coat but it got thick towards the end and I couldn’t reach the polish with the brush anymore so bye bye. Probably gonna buy it again when I’m in Japan.

; p2 your wild side black matte nail polish (German drugstore brand) – it’s quite old so it doesn’t have a matte finish anymore. That kinda defeats the purpose of a matte nail polish plus I have a matte top coat so this is going as well.

; p2 pure color lipstick in 110 Place de la Concorde (German drugstore brand) – another lipstick gone bad. Strange smell and strange texture. Also the color made me look really pale and sick.

; lipstick I got as a present a long time ago. The color doesn’t fit me at all and I have so many lipsticks so I decided to get rid of this one.

; Sundance chapstick (German drugstore brand) – this is very old and started smelling funny so gone with it.

; essence XXXL lipgloss in 03 very berry (I think) (German drugstore brand) – The texture of this is awful …it feels so sticky and the color showed up weird on my lips so this is gone as well.

 

There were quite a lot of products that I decided to throw out this time but I took moving flats as an opportunity to get rid of stuff I don’t need or use anymore.

Once I get settled here I hope I have more time to blog again…I miss posting regularly on here ^^

Dienstag, 21. Oktober 2014

[Review] Skin79 VIP Gold Collection Super+ BB Cream

Hello Dears,

The weather here turned rainy and grey, makes me want to stay at home everyday. I hope it's better where you are and if not, take care of yourselfs to not catch a cold~


Today I will share with a review of one of my all-time favourite BB Creams

What they say:
It is 3 effects functional beblesh balm. By Adenosine and Arbutin ingredients which are effective in whitening, wrinkles improvement cultivate more bright and elastic skin. Intercept ultraviolet rays UV A and B at the same time and protect your skin exposed from the sun more thoroughly.OSMOPUR ingredient of new concept which are Mined Sunflower, Rice Bran, Ivy Extracts protect skin from various harmful conditions. Phyto Complex ingredient which is good for skin moisturizing and soothing makes your skin always moist and healthy.This is W/S shape which is good for skin affinity and it make your skin light, soft and dry all day without that skin gooey. (Taken from skin79.com.my)


Sonntag, 19. Oktober 2014

[Review] Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in 02 Framboujoise

Hello pretties,

I hope you're all doing fine. Due to moving in one week I'm currently sitting on the floor while writing this entry since my desk and chair is already gone "^^

I wanted to review one of the products I bought in Paris after reading a few good reviews online.




What they say:

Exclusive formula: Matte finish and incredibly light.
Rouge Edition Velvet by Bourjois is the new era of lipsticks. An amazing, irresistible formula.
Its soft, melting texture glides on to the lips and turns into a matt, velvety and incredibly light colour. Lips are left smooth and soft as velvet.
Enriched with evanescent oils, it’s incredibly sensuous formula provides a soft, second-skin feel, without drying or fading lips.




Dienstag, 14. Oktober 2014

[Review] Cure Natural Aqua Gel

Hello dears,

I hope you're all doing fine. Germany became really cold lately and I'm busy shivering every day -.-

When it's getting cold it's also time to put more effort into skin care. And what's part of good skin care? Right, exfoliating.
Today I will share a review about a really cool exfoliating product from Japan.






I'm talking about the Cure Natural Aqua Gel.

What they say:
‘Natural Aqua Gel Cure’ gently removes the dried surface of rough skin.
It is a very simple product as approximately 91% of ‘Natural Aqua Gel Cure’ is water.
It is fragrance free. Has no artificial colors or preservatives.
‘Natural Aqua Gel Cure’ is very gentle on the skin. In fact,
it uses a protective solution that is applied by ophthalmologists for eye surgery.  



Sonntag, 12. Oktober 2014

[Haul] testerkorea, roseroseshop, Skin79, Kiko, amazon, Paris, drugstore (aka XXL Haul)

Hello beauties~

How is your weekend? Hopefully you're relaxing and having fun=D
I thought I'd show you what I bought on cosmetcis over the last 3-4 weeks and give a few first impressions. It contains Korean as well as Western cosmetics.


Yep, I did buy quite a lot....let the fun begin:

Freitag, 10. Oktober 2014

[Review] Etude House Fresh Cherry Tint OR201

Hello~

It's finally friday which means: week-end!!! *yay*
To start off the best two days of the week I'll give you my review of the Etude House Fresh Cherry Tint.






What they say:
Tint promotes moist & shiny cherry lips with a creamy, smooth texture.


Dienstag, 7. Oktober 2014

[Review] Tony Moly Luminous Aura BB & CC Special Set Pt.2 CC Cream

Hello lovelies~

How are you doing? I'm still fighting with getting all my stuff in boxes and applying for a university for graduate studies....
But now I decided to take a break from boxes and application forms in order to write this entry =D

I posted about the BB Cream already here and now the CC Cream follows




What they say:

  • CC cream makes perfectly natural skin tone as providing natural color change and skin care effect with moist radiance.
  • Black/red/yellow color capsule pops and perfectly mixes up upon applying on skin to naturally conceals redness and imperfections.
  • 7 Free - parabene, benzo phenon, talc, mineral oil, organic pigment, sulfate surfactant, Triethanolamine
  • SPF30 PA++

Sonntag, 5. Oktober 2014

[Review] Tony Moly Luminous Aura BB & CC Special Set Pt.1 BB Cream

Hello everyone ^^

I hope you're all doing fine. It's slowly getting colder here in Germany and I'm busy with preparing to move. But I decided to squeeze a little review of this BB & CC Cream Set by Tony Moly in between packing boxes and cleaning =D
First I'll talk about the BB Cream and the CC Cream will follow in the next entry~




What they say:
Features: Moisture+Darkening Zero+Full coverage+Primer+Soothing+Block UV rays. Dries quickly and provides full coverage Talc free, mineral oil free, pigment free, benzophenone free, tar pigment free. SPF37,PA++



Dienstag, 30. September 2014

[Empties] #03

Hello everyone~

Can you believe it? September is already over. For me it was a very exciting month. My boyfriend came to visit and I turned in my Bachelor thesis, which means I am no longer a student and off to new adventures.
And of course I also used up quite a lot products ^^





Samstag, 27. September 2014

[Review] Holika Holika Holy Berry Tint in #01 Strawberry

Hello everyone,


Hope you are all doing well. I just turned in my bachelor thesis and it seems like I'm done with university oO Strange feeling...
Today I have a review of a lip tint for you (that could turn out to be a little bit emotional/rant)




What they say:
Water Dispersion System
You can tint lips with cool and moist feeling, once you
apply Holy Berry Tint that contains plenty of water.
Sweet & Sour Berry Tint
Watery colors make bouncy and blooming lips.
Berry Complex maintains healthy and moist lips

(You have to love kingfish descriptions XD)


Sonntag, 21. September 2014

What's in my travel make-up and cosmetics bag


Hello everyone,


Sorry for being away for such a long time, my boyfriend visited me and we went traveling the whole time. I actually thought I could post from time to time while being n the road but sightseeing is a lot more work than you may think XD


Instead I thought I would show you what I brought with me. (I was gone for about 2 weeks but only staying at one place for a few days. So that's the condition under which I packed my bags)




Mittwoch, 3. September 2014

[Review] Etude House Wonder Pore

Hello everyone~

Hope you all had a nice start into September.

Today I will write a review on most of the most popular toners in the world of Korean cosmetics.

What they say:
This product is total solution for pore care, preventing enlarged pores, less firmer skin and skin troubles by eliminating what hurts skin health from within. 
[7 in 1] 1. Deep cleanses pores 2. Maintain ph 4.5 ±1 3. control a large amount of the sebum 3. Minimize appearance of pores 5. Refine the skin tones 6. Keep the elasticity of pores 7. Moisturize inside and outside of skin

Sonntag, 31. August 2014

[Empties] #02

Hey everyone~
August is already over...can you believe it? Time is indeed flying. Although this time I was actually looking forward for August to end and September to begin: Finished my bachelor thesis and I'm gonna travel around with my boyfriend soon.

As always there are quite a few products I used up in August. (Before having a blog I never really noticed how many products I actually use up in a monts...)

Donnerstag, 28. August 2014

[Review] Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly BB Cream

Hey everyone~

I will bring you today a review of one of my favourite BB Creams


What they say:
Jelly BB makes moist and bouncy jelly skin. Has jelly texture that helps spread evenly and creates fully hydrated and shiny skin. It is also perfect for covering up facial blemishes. Mint water hydrated facial skin, and marine jelly complex makes soft and bouncy skin.
 



Freitag, 22. August 2014

[Review] Hada Labo AHA + BHA Face Wash


  Today I bring you a review of the AHA + BHA facewash by Hada Labo







What they say:
  • Gently exfoliates skin to remove impurities, dirt & oil trapped within pores.
  • Polishes away dullness & refine skin texture for visibly clear, smooth & radiant skin.
  • Skin pH balanced. Low irritation.
  • Free of fragrances, mineral oil, alcohol & colorant.
  • This product should be used with a sunscreen product.


Ingredients:
Water, Butylene Glycol, Potassium Myristoyl Glutamate, PEG-20M, Lauramidopropyl  Betaine, Stearic Acid, Lauramide DEA, Glycolic Acid, Lauric Acid, Betaine, Glycol Distearate, Potassium Hydroxide, Methylparaben, Salicylic Acid, Betaine / Sodium PCA / Sorbitol / Serine / Glycine / Glutamic Acid / Alanine / Lyine / Arginine / Threonine / Proline / Methylpar
Read more about the ingredients here 




[Review] Tonymoly Tonynail Enamel Remover


 photo credit to yesstyle.com (because my bottle is almost empty "^^)


Today I'm gonna review the nail polish remover by Tonymoly



What they say:
Quickly removes even the most strubborn nail color as it strengthens the nails.

Donnerstag, 14. August 2014

Cosmetics from the 100 Yen store in Japan

Hey~


If you have ever been to Japan I'm pretty sure you know about 100 Yen stores. During the one 1 year I lived in Japan 100 Yen stores became literally my saviour XD You can buy everything there. Yes, everything! And the quality of most things is not that bad if you consider they all only cost 100 Yen, which is roughly 1 Euro or about 70 Cents.

Of course I couldn't leave a 100 yen store without buying some make-up "^^
So, I decided to post about all the stuff I bought there and that was really good~







Montag, 11. August 2014

Kose Softymo Deep Cleansing Oil [vs] Hada Labo Cleansing Oil (Olive Oil)


Today I'm gonna prepare two cleansing oils:The Kose Softymo Deep Cleansing Oil and the Hada Labo Cleansing Oil


Kose Softymo: Kose softymo Deep Cleansing Oil blends Orange Oil and Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil to dissolve makeup and remove impurities in pores. Cuticle-clear ingredient helps remove dead cuticles, leaving skin purified and refreshed. how to use it Apply to dry face and hands. Massage gently over face. After it is emulsified, rinse off thoroughly. country of origin Japan suitable for all skin type



Hada Labo:
  • For heavy make up & water-proof mascara.
  • Formulated with high purity Olive Oil to deep clean and gently remove dirt, excessive oil and stubborn makeup instantly.
  • High cleansing ability even for water-proof mascara.
  • Gentle to your delicate eye area and eye lashes.
  • Enhanced with Super Hyaluronic Acid to intensely hydrate and maintain skin’s moisture balance leaving skin feeling soft & smooth.
  • It is water-soluble, does not leave unpleasant greasy feeling.
  • Skin pH balanced. Low irritation.
  • Free of fragrances, mineral oil, alcohol & colorant.

Sonntag, 10. August 2014

[Test] Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream




 I got this little guy from a friend and decided to try it out. However this seems to be an old version (I even guess it's the first) and is not sold anymore. Now there are many different versions.


Montag, 28. Juli 2014

[Test] Skinfood Egg White Pore Mask





I had this little guy flying around and today I decided to try it out: The Egg White Pore Maks from Skinfood.



Skinfood: A pore-refining caleanser with egg white extract that penetrates deeply into pores to remove pore-clogging oil.
[Egg white Story]Egg white, enriched with albumin, promotes firmer skin and smaller pores. 




Montag, 21. Juli 2014

[Review] Maybelline Baby Lips (Japan Etd.)

  Today I will present to you a review of the Japanese Maybelline Baby Lips

  


 Those are the normal ones in "Mango Pie" and "Smoothing Cherry" plus the Color on in "Pink addict"

Samstag, 12. Juli 2014

[What's in my bag]

Hey,

It's been a while since I introduced myself and to be honest I was quite confused what I should upload as my first post. And then I decided for a "What's in my bag". I really like seeing what's in other people's bags and maybe it's interesting for some of you out there since I formed a habit in Japan of carrying a lot if stuff in my bag that none of my friends in Germany would ever think of bringing long XD

 "^^



This is the bag I mostly carry around when going out to any other place than university (since I need my laptop for university, so I always use  backpack).
It's a simple black bag from Primark.

1 my little make-up pouch with a cute snoopy that was an extra in a Japanese magazine~

2 chewing gums in grapefruit flavour. Nothing really special.

3 facial mist. Now, this is something not a lot of people carry around in Germany, I think. Mine is the "I'm Blooming - Sebum Control Mist" from Etude House. Especially now that it's summer I'm very happy to have this. Even though people always look at me like I'm crazy when I spray it on XD

4 Deo Water. I'm pretty sure this doesn't exist outside of Japan. At least I'v never seen it anywhere else or never heard anyone talk about it. This is not the original bottle, I filled it into a little spay bottle in order to carry it around. Basically it's water with some deo-powder in it. It doesn't really have any effect as a deo but I love spraying this on when it's really hot, because it's very refreshing (it has that minty-cool feeling on the skin) and it dries the skin~
 5 fake Louis Vuitton wallet that I bought in Japan

6 little wallet for coins. In Japan you automatically always carry around a lot of coins and it's really convenient to bring an extra wallet for the coins. And I couldn't resist buying it because it was so cute >____<

7 Keys. That's it. Nothing exciting "^^

8 MP3-Player. Actually it's my old phone but now I'm using it as an mp3-player because it's still working.

9 Handcream. It's the Mini Bunny Hand Cream in Pure Beige from Tony Moly. So tiny and cute and nice smelling *___*

10 Notepad. This one is from Ojipan a slightly strange panda character from Japan XD I also carry around a pen, which somehow isn't on this picture...

11 Hand towel. I think this is another very "Japanese" thing. I always saw Japanese carrying around those little towels and now I know why. It's really useful. For example when there's no towels at a toilet...or even if there are towels, this is better for the environment than paper towels ^.~ And when you're sweating in summer. I never want to give it away anymore!!



Now the content of my make-up pouch.

1 "cosmetic water" Another "japanese" thing, I guess. It's a middle thing between facial toner and facial cream in a gel type. I'm not really using it a lot though....just in case I have some dry patches

2 band-aids. Cute Hello Kitty band-aids from the 100 Yen store.

3 chap stick. White peach from a 100 Yen store. I have kinda dry lips but nothing really seems to work 100% so I'm sticking to the cheap ones.

4 Marshmallow powder from canmake. It's a bit too dark but the texture is quite unique.

5 birth control. no more comment needed I guess ^^

6 pain killer. Because you never know.

7 anti-histamine from Japan which I got at my university.

8 brush from 100 yen store. I like that you can fold it.

9 Cute oil blotting paper from 100 Yen Shop. They work quite well.

10 Some more anit histamine...yay for hay fever -.-

11 microfiber cloth. For cleaning my glasses or the lens of my camera.

12 perfume. Currently "Little Secret" from Visilisa. The little bottle is also from the 100 Yen Shop.

13 soap. Yes, I'm carrying soap with me...

14 bobby pins and hair tie

15 hand sanitizer. Not only is this a Minnie Mouse special version, it also smells very, very nice~

16 nose spray. Another thing against the hay fever. Not really working though....

17 eye drops against the hay fever my doctor prescribed me

18 cold sore cream. Because I got a cold sore due to the stress...

19 eye drops from Japan. I love them because not only do they moisturize the eyes, they also have a cooling effect

20 mini tic tacs I got at university

21 Mickey Mouse mirror from the 100 Yen Shop (surprise! XD) It's quite big

22  sanitary wipes. I like to use those before eating something rather than the gel so I'm carrying around these as well. Maybe because in Japan you always get sanitary wipes in restaurants so I got used to that.


That was the content of my bag. I hope you liked it~
If you want to know more about something, just ask =^.^=


Samstag, 26. April 2014

introduction~

Hallo everyone,

Lately I often thought about making a blog and finally I gave in and did it. I don't think of myself as someone extraordinarily talented when it comes to makeup and skincare but they are a passion of mine and maybe I can help one or the other person.
So I hope you will enjoy this blog.
Hopefully the design will get better soon~