Thursday, 28 November 2013

LUSH - Shoot For The Stars

Hi guys,

in my latest LUSH review/product/sample post (here) I've also mentioned the great bath bomb "Shoot For The Stars" - which also contains just natural/organic ingredients!


How it looks like before puttin' into the bath tub filled with (hot!) water/after re-packaging the ultimate lux' natural lovely scented bath bomb/ball:


1st moments in the tub:


How it turns into magical "nighty" art water "landscape":):



The glitter in it was magical too:)!:


After using the "Shoot For The Stars" bath "nighty" water - LOOK! the little stars are cute!:):


What LUSH says itself:

"This one's for all you star gazers out there, creating a magnificent bath with swirling lustres and beautiful colours. As various and enchanting as the night sky."

Ingredients/Contains:


Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Brazilian Orange Oil, Bergamot Oil, Cream of Tartar, Lauryl Betaine, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Propylene Glycol, Perfume, Gardenia Extract, Titanium Dioxide, Benzyl Benzoate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, *Limonene, *Linalool, Colour 14700, Colour 45410, Colour 17200, Colour 42090, Colour 19140:1, Silver Lustre, Pink Lustre, Yellow Lustre, White Edible Stars

(Natural Ingredients, Safe Synthetics, *occurs naturally in essential oils)

Costs/Price:

£3.25 or 5.95 € / 200g (Each Bath Bomb)

Vid' from LUSH Youtube Channel - where "Shoot For The Stars" is introduced too HERE!:)

I hope you've got a calm Thursday and wish you all a lovely Friday and start into a new weekend (Oh my good - It seems like it was just Sunday and now it's again weekend!:) - I'm TOTALLY in workin' time:))!

Bye,



Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Tchibo #1 "Fashion-Jewels"*

Hi guys,

as it's gettin' colder and colder outside (we are sittin' by the open fire - no just jokin':)) I've though to show you one of my fav' comfy and cozy jumpers/over sized sweaters from the Tchibo "Fashion-Jewels" Collection for the cold winter/christmas season 2013!

It's the fine cord polo neck oversize jumper:

(High amount of meriono- pure new wool, big polo neck with ripp-optics, side rip/placket, overlapping shoulder area.)

Material:

Pure Wool, Cotton Wool

Color:

Light Grey-Mixture/Blend

Sizes available (I've S):

S-XL

Footage/total length:

ca. 75cm

Price/How much cost this lovely jumper?:

29.95€ (NOTE: It's ONLY available till26th of November 2013!)

Here you can see the original print pic' of this comfy and cozy warm fashion "Jewel" jumper:

(Photo Credit: EDUSCHO (Austria) GmbH)

My own opinion about the quality and wearin' feeling:

I'm thinking, that this jumper is REALLY soft, warm enough for a good cold winter day and evening and it's pretty to wear - if you like oversize jumpers/sweaters like I do sometimes:)! Oh I just would prefer more color like pastel pink, pale blue or royal blue/burgundy red too:)

Grey is perfectly to combinate with other colors - so a good allrounder for each life situation!

If you would like to know more information about the Tchibo "Fashion Jewels" collection - feel free to visit:


I hope you've liked this post a bit:) And let me know in your comments - whether I should make more fashion posts or not?:)

Bye,

Sunday, 24 November 2013

THE SUNDAY POST | WINTER TAG

Hi guys,

I've saw on Celine's blog "Vintage Teapot", that she has made this Tag kind of post and I really feel to make it too:) (with the same questions and just my own answers:)!)

Celine really selected/pick out the best questions from both Tags ( "Sweather Weather" and a "Winter" Tag) and I'll try now to answer each question for me and for you:)!

Favorite candle scent (at the moment)?
Hmhhhh.... at the moment it's Yankee Candle "Season of Peace"* (*PR-Sample) a great white colored candle, which has a fresh and sweet scent - a perfect combination for pre-christmas days and weeks. As it reminds me on a walk through the fresh snowed park roads. 
 
Fav' Hot Drink - Tea, Coffee or Hot Choco?

I REALLY CAN'T CHOOSE between the three types of yummy drinks - here we go:


From left to right:

Nestle Chai Latte (a great & "budget" friendly alternative to other coffee shop lattes and chai teas!:)), my fav' hot choco/Breakfast chocolate by El Barco Delice, Vitana's punch/PunĨ spices tealeave for perfect fruit and non-/alcoholic christmas/winter punch drinks!

What are your top 3 Winter Essentials?

Tea (autumn/christmas limited flavors, each type of fruit and black tea and green tea with cranberries or pineapple), a good book/magazine/online blogs and lip balm in different scents! - I care my bold lip each time and everywhere!:)

My christmas scarf:
Hats Or Scarfs?

Definitely a warm comfy pompon (fake fur) knitted hat or my red beret! As the cold "wintery" breezy air isn't really comfortable for my head and hair:)! Scarf - I've my lovely handmade (by my mum:)!) natural creme white with lovely cute trees on the ends BUT it's for a really cold and snowy time and I'm not really a fan of scarfs or other sweaters/jumpers with neck "warmers" - I really hate them BUT my lovely handmade scarf as mentioned below will always be something special for me:)! - And I'm wearin' it each year during the extreme cold time - I know I'm a big kid'!:)
Fav' winter song/album?

Oh I've today found this amazing song about what Christmas and luck means really - "Follow Your Star" by Michael Ashworth (who wrote and sang it for his mom Shirley Ann Ashworth) - It's truly heartwarming and goes deep inside your heart!:):

I also pretty much like the christmas song by Lucie Vondrackova "Vanocni Strom" (Christmas Tree).

And my fav' christmas album will stay forever since I was a little child Elvis Album "If Everyday Was Like Christmas" and the first title with the same name "If Everyday Was Like Christmas" is my fav' song/track on thhe CD.

What's your fav' parf of winter?

The day after it has snowed it's always a great winter snow and plain white landscape - it's almost quiet as the snow (it's like a natural/organic cotton ball, which eliminates each type of noise!) turns each place into a magical white coat and the air is soooo fresh and cleaned up each time - that you can almost think, that the time will stand still! That's what I like and love at most durin' the cold and freezy winter/christmas seasons! And of course the 24th of December:)!

Wish you a great new week!

Bye,

Friday, 22 November 2013

LUSHicious Christmas Pampering

Hi guys:),

I've recently received this cute LUSH catalogue - with their all christmas gift and packagings for this winter/christmas 2013 and some samples:)

(Photo Credits: LUSH - I don't own each of them!)

Here I would just like to let you know, that LUSH has created maybe the BEST EVER Christmas Lip Scrub called "Santa's Lip Scrub" - which is a Sugar Scrub with a scent of the good old Coca Cola!


 How it's made vid' (from their own LUSH Channel).

For the daily morning and night facial cleaning time I've tried out their "Let The Goot Times Roll" fresh cleanser for the face and body. Which definitely suits perfectly to this winter cold season well!:) A hint of cinnamon and a spice scent filled the air (around my nose:)) after I've applied it on my face and peel'/scrub is gently into the skin before washing off with a gently warm water!:)- The skin feels more softer and has an extra care:)

Two little samples of LUSH's "Ponche" and "Snow Fairy" shower gels are now at my shower tape to try them out - as I've already used "Ponche" shower gel last year (here my older post) - and I really like the warm and spice scent! I'm more surprised about "Snow Fairy" - which seems to have a bubblegum scent!:)


And last but not least the "Shoot for the Stars" Bath Bomb - which is a pretty colorful bath bomb (yes I've used bath bomb twice in a sentence - and I don't care:)) I'll let you know in the next times how it turns out in my tub!:)


How did you find these christmas limited body/facial care products by LUSH? Or did you've tried them out until yet too?:)

Wish you a great day!

Bye,

Christmas Jumpers & Co.

Hi guys,

as Christmas is just around the corner:) I've found it, that I should show you the prettiest jumpers/sweaters and knitted stuff like dresses for this winter/Christmas 2013!

(Photo Credits: boohoo.com - I don't own each of them!)

From left to right:


boohoo has incredible lovely Reindeer motived Jumpers and a great range of "norwegian" knitted jumpers!:)


(Photo Credits: River Island - I don't own each of them!)

From left to right:


River Island has a pretty range on different styles and shapes - just find your own "funky christmas jumpy"!:)

(Photo Credits: newlook.com - I don't own each of them!)

From Left to Right:


New Look has created lovely and cute Jumpers for all age types!:)

(Photo Credits: johnlewis.com - I don't own each of them!)
From Left to Right:


John Lewis will surprise you with the finest jumpers of different types and creates a special gift for you best friends too!:)

Are you wearing Christmas Jumpers - if yes, which one or have you a special one for each year?

Wish you a great Friday!:)

Bye,

Monday, 18 November 2013

Luvos Anti-Stress Facial Mask

Hi guys,

today I would like to show you a special facial pamperin' treatment, which is from my latest natural/organic beauty care brand escape - Luvos (it's an organic healing earth cosmetic brand) and it's called "Anti-Stress Mask" with green tea and grape seed extracts. 


It's exactly a deep calming and protecting facial mask - which should protect your skin against bad environmental conditions. 

What Luvos says:

"The Anti-Stress Mask contains the natural/organic minerals and micro elements from the Original Luvos healing earth! It should revitalize the microcirculation of your dermal tissue and fix toxic elements.

Natural antioxidants from grape seed and green tea will absorb/neutralize free radical and take calm effect of a stressed, redness skin types. It reduces the tendency and risk of growing or form age spots - your face will feel more relaxed and brighten up!"

View of the jar with the healing earth powder:


Ingredients/Contains:

Loess, Kaolin, Talc, Squalane, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Camelia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Maltodextrin, Distarch Phosphate, Sucrose Palmitate, Sucrose, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Glyceryl Stearate, Mannan, Silicia, Xanathan Gum, Parfum (Natural Essential Oils), Citronellol**, Linalool*, CI 77492 (Iron Oxides)

* Ingredients from checked organic cultivation
** Constituent parts real natural/organic parfume oil

How to use this facial mask (powder):

I've put 1-2 teaspoons of the Anti-Stress Mask powder into a small bowl or mug (what you wanna use:)) and added a bit water - to create a creamy mask (avoid a liquid consistency - as that would be hard to apply on your face!)

My first "produced" Anti-Stress Mask - after blended the powder with water:


After I've applied it on my whole facial skin and decollete/cleavage (please cut out/leave open the eye and mouth area to avoid irritations and other bad secondary effects!)

Wearing my "green earth" mask:):

 
 (Oh sorry - BUT I've been making it before I went to bed - so SORRY for my cute Snoopy flannel pajama!:))

After ca. 10-15 min. I've washed-up the dried "green earth" mask with a lukewarm water (or you can also softly peel it to create an intensive natural peeling effect!)

As it's free from synthetic coloring and aroma/scents you should use it after you've opened the jar until 12 months! This jar will last for 10-12 applications!

Where to find out more about this facial Anti Stress Mask?:

Please feel free to visit their own official Luvos Website or the Violey Online Shop (where it costs now instead 14.99€ only 12.79€!)

What I think about this facial Anti-Stress Mask?:

I pretty much like the bit weird consistency after blending the powder with water and the skin feeling after applying it on my facial skin part!:) It hasn't really a scent - which is better than many other facial masks - who have too much and a deep scent! Oh and I'm not sure BUT I think, that it will last more than 12 applications - as I need only 1 and half teaspoon for my whole face and as I'm not using such masks each week/weekly - I think it's a pretty great price and amount value! I would DEFINITELY recommend this mask to you and give it a try, if you've not until yet!:)

Hope you're all in a good mood and wish you a great week!

Bye,

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Rocket Girl by SMASHBOX*

Hi guys:),

I'm promise you - that this post is the last for today (I'm sure:)) - where I would like to show you my pretty easy-peasy "Rocket Girl" (a bit vintage/retro) makeup look. I've create and after I've found this pretty country-style song called "Rocket Girl" by Doc Walker - which perfectly match it!:):


Here's my "Rocket Girl" Makeup Look:


What you'll need to create this look:

Smashbox CC Cream (I've used the shade Fairy), Smashbox Waterproof Eyeliner (Deep Bronze), Smashbox Halo Long Wear Blush (shade Blissful), Smashbox Megatint Long Wear Lip Color (shade Punch), Smashbox Photo Finish More Than Primer (not necessary - I've just used it to try it out:)), Smashbox Photoset Pressed Powder (Fair) or another Translucent Powder - to fix it all day long:)!

Finished "Rocket Girl":


Don't be shy to make some "faces":):


For more informations about the different products - please visit:

Smashbox or read my post about the Autumn Makeup, 1st Review

I hope you're all well and excited to wait for a brand new week!:)

Bye,

SMASHBOX Autumn Makeup*

Hi guys,

lately I've received a HUGE and cute packagin' of Smashbox's latest makeup products for autumn/winter 2013! 

The Overview:
My package contains:

Smashbox Halo Long Wear Blush (shade: Blissful), Smashbox Jet Set Waterproof Eye Liner (Gel - shade: Deep Bronze), Smashbox Megatint Long Wear Lip Color (shade: Punch), Smashbox Camera Ready CC Cream SPF 30 Dark Spot Correcting (shade: Fair/Tres Clair)

I personally prefer deep pigmented and high-quality makeup products - which Smashbox totally creates! Just a few products from their line aren't really my taste BUT the lipsticks are pretty well pigmented and REALLY longlasting!


This CC Cream is the first one I've EVER tried out (as I've tried a few BB Creams - which are a great alternative to huge and massive foundations/makeup creams!:)) and must say, that the shade Fair is the PERFECT shade for my skin durin' the cold autumn/winter months as I get really light/porcelain skin toned!:) The longlastin' formula and matte effect is also a great opportunity how to protect from shinning on the traditional T-Zone:) and the only negative point I've to say is, that it contains (which is kindly print on the packaging:)) Oxybenzone:( - that's one of the toxic chemicals - which should be avoid in makeup products!

And I'm sure, that such a huge and high-quality brand like Smashbox could use instead of Oxybenzone some other harmless/natural organic or non-toxic ingredients!

What says Smashbox about their CC Cream:

"It's our ulitmate complexion correcting cream! Reduce the appearance of dark spots and uneven skin tone over time while you prime, perfect, protect, hydrate, and control oil - all in one step!.  Wear alone or under foundation for more coverage."

Keep out of eyes. Stop use if irritations occours and keep out of reach of children.

Ingredients/What it contains:

Active: Octinoxate 7.50%, Octisalate 4.00%, Oxybenzone 2.50%, Titanium Dioxide 1.10%. Inactive: Water\Aqua\Eau, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Propanediol, Glyceryl Stearate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Behenyl Alcohol, Trioctyldodecyl Citrate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Ascorbyl Glucoside, PEG-40 Stearate, Polyglyceryl-10 Pentastearate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract\Extrait D'Orge, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Glycyrrhetinic Acid, Sucrose, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Lecithin, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Caffeine, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Cholesterol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Tocopheryl Linoleate/Oleate, Linoleic Acid, Dimethoxytolyl Propylresorcinol, Squalane, Sodium PCA, Urea, Bisabolol, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Glycerin, Oryzanol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Trehalose, Polyquaternium-51, Stearic Acid, Silica, Ergothioneine, Xanthan Gum, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Alumina, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Chlorphenesin, [+/- Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Zinc Oxide (CI 77497), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77499)]

You see it's a quiet HUGE list of chemical ingredients - which wouldn't be important to create a fabulous CC Cream!

Where it's made:

Made in Canada (Smashbox Cosmetics Dist. Culver City, CA 90232, London W1K 3BQ)

Price: 33.90€

2. Smashbox HALO Longwear Blush:


After I've packed the Halo Longwear Blush in the shade: Blissful out of its packaging I've opened it and was excited about the "Switch" technique - which allows the best portion/size of blush you'll need for your two cheeks!:)

It's well pigmented and the shade is a kind of vintage rose/middle-dark mauve shade. Which also stays for hours on the right place without gettin' darker or lighter durin' the day!:)

What says Smashbox about their HALO Longwear Blush:

"Get a luminous, lit-from-whithin flush of color with our long-wearing mineral blush. The innovative built-in grinder gives you the perfect amount of freshly ground, beautiful color every time with no mess!."

Ingredients/What it contains:

Mica, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Zinc Stearate, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Synthetic Wax, Water\Aqua\Eau, Peat Extract, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract, Gold, Isopropyl Linoleate, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-14, Silica, Polyethylene, Hydroxylated Lecithin, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Dimethylacrylamide/Acrylic Acid/Polystyrene Ethyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Barium Sulfate, Hexylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Carmine (CI 75470), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 22 Lake (CI 45380), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Red 33 Lake (CI 17200), Red 34 Lake (CI 15880), Red 36 Lake (CI 12085), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Ultramarines (CI 77007).


Where it's made:

Made in USA  (Smashbox Cosmetics Dist. Culver City, CA 90232, London W1K 3BQ)

Price: 26.50€

3. Smashbox Jet Set Waterproof Eye Liner:



This creamy gel-texture eye liner in the shade: Deep Bronze by Smashbox has a soft shimmer inside and it's pretty easy to apply it with an eyeliner-brush on your upper eyelid! It gives a middle-dark line and it's a great natural finish/touch for a day or even natural makeup look! - Great for work and school too - to give your eye the extra-kick!:)

The "real/worn" view:


I also like the long-lasting formula and the pretty glass packaging/jar - it's a great product!:)

What says Smashbox about their CC Cream:

"Define your eye with our long-wearing gel liner! Our waterproof, crease-resistant formula glides on effortlessly and stays put. Seal jar tightly immediately after use to avoid dry-out."

Ingredients/What it contains: 

Isododecane, Polyethylene, Cyclopentasiloxane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Phenyl Trimethicone, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Lecithin, Barium Sulfate, Propylene Carbonate, Phenoxyethanol, Propylparaben, Butylparaben. May Contain: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77489, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Carmine (CI 75470), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007).


Where it's made:

Made in USA  (Smashbox Cosmetics Dist. Culver City, CA 90232, London W1K 3BQ)

Price: 18.90€ 

4. Smashbox Megatint Long Wear Lip Color:



The matte-finish touch of the Smashbox Megatint Long Wear Lip Tint/Color in the shade: Punch is sooo pretty and it allows to wear a long-lasting and "clean-matte-finish" lip color - which is totally that what I've been searching for a long time. As durin' the long cold winter days it's sometimes really a "bad day" for lipsticks to protect from goin' wet and greasy! - That's why I prefer matte finish lipstick during autumn/winter!

What says Smashbox about their CC Cream:

" Mega color, mega impact! Developed at Smashbox Studios, our long-wearing lip tint conditions your pout perfectly with up to 8 hours of radiant, hydrating color." 

Used on my lips/"Real-Wearing" View:


Ingredients/What it contains:

Water\Aqua\Eau, Isohexadecane, Polyethylene, Dimethicone, Isocetyl Stearate, Glycerin, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Triisostearyl Citrate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Caffeine, Dimethiconol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Bis-Vinyl Dimethicone/Dimethicone Copolymer, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Carmine (CI 75470), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Red 33 Lake (CI 17200), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985).

Where it's made:

Made in USA (Smashbox Cosmetics Dist. Culver City, CA 90232, London W1K 3BQ)

Price: 21.50€ (you can buy each product at austrian Marionnaud, german Official Smashbox, british Boots, US- Sephora, Beauty, Ulta, irlands - Petals, australians - kit cosmetics)

For more informations - please visit Smashbox on their official:


Wish you a lovely Sunday!

Bye,

MAX FACTOR AUTUMN*

Hi guys,

as the wind blows cold, the sun is rare to see and the cold breeze air fills the land with a pre-winter atmosphere I've tried out to create two wonderful makeup ideas for the late autumn/fall and pre-winter 2013 with the lates MF products!

And the "Winter Song" by The Head and the Heart has inspired me to create them:)!

1. Sweet Office (Autumn Edition)
Used:

Max Factor Whipped Creme Foundation (shade: Blushing Beige), Max Factor Masterpiece Glide&Define Liquid Eyeliner (shade: Black), Max Factor Wild Shadow Pot (shade: Pale Pebble), another nude shiny eyeshadow, Max Factor Colour Elixir Lipstick (shade: English Rose), Max Factor Pastell Compact Powder (Shade: Translucent Light), Max Factor Flawless Perfection Blush (shade: 220 Classic Rose)

Finished look:


2. Curlin' Dream (Winter Edition):

Used:

Max Factor Whipped Creme Foundation (shade: Blushing Beige), Max Factor Masterpiece Glide&Define Liquid Eyeliner (shade: Black), Max Factor Wild Shadow Pot (shade: Pale Pebble, Savage Rose), Max Factor Colour Elixir Lipstick (shade: 894 Raisin), Max Factor Pastell Compact Powder (Shade: Translucent Light and Pastell), Max Factor Flawless Perfection Blush (shade: 221 Classic Pink) and Max Factor 2000 Calorie Waterproof Volume Mascara (shade: Black)

Makeup details:

Full/Finished "Curlin' Dream" look:
  

I hope you've got some ideas/new inspirations how to use Max Factor's makeup products and hope you'll like the looks, which I've created as much as I like them:)!

Bye,