Sonntag, 15. Dezember 2013

Sephora and Inglot Haul

Hi beautiful people out there! (:

A few weeks ago I visited my aunties and their families in Warsaw, Poland.  Besides having very delicious food and a lot of fun hanging out with my cousins, I went shopping of course!
Shopping in Warsaw is a lot more fun than shopping in any city in Germany. First of all: clothing-wise there are more international brands (forever21, Topshop, Bershka, Banana Republic, New Look, etc.) and it is not as hard to find fitting clothes for small, petite girls like me.
But most importantly there's a Sephora in every mall in Warsaw! Why the ridiculous excitement some of you may ask. - Well, we don't have Sephora in Germany.

On a sunny afternoon my sister, my cousins and I went to a mall and I decided that I want to have one of Inglot's freedom system palettes. Since Inglot is a Polish brand I thought it might be a good souvenir. Especially because I don't really like the cheesy, touristy souvenirs.
All the colors I chose are shimmery because I don't use matte colors that often. The pigmentation of each eyeshadow is pretty good and the price is very reasonable too (about 4€/eyeshadow).

After half an hour we went to Sephora and one of my cousins gave me her Sephora Card (you get 20% off every item). Girls, I was full of excitement! I went to every display, every shelf and touched, smelled and swatched EVERYTHING. It was kind of embarrassing because there was a shop assistant who followed me around the shop. Probably because she thought the weird Asian girl that doesn't speak Polish is a shop lifter. 
Though I was so excited at the beginning I ended up buying less than I thought I would. 

1 Sephora Long Lasting Kohl Pencil in 08 Pure White
2 Sephora Nano Eye Pencil in 05 Chocolate
3 Sephora Jumbo Liner 12h Wear Waterproof 10 Green
4 Sephora Jumbo Liner 12h Wear Waterproof 11 Turquoise
5 Sephora Ultra Vinyl Lip Pencil in 03 Vinyl Raspberry
6 Sephora Ultra Vinyl Lip Pencil in 06 Strawberry Delish

I looove Sephora Eyeshadow Pencils! They are insanely pigmented, versatile and don't smudge as much. Most of the time I used them as eye liner but you can also use them as a eyeshadow base or eyeshadow. 

Yves Saint Laurent Creme Blush in 5 Fuchsia Temptation

much love

Dienstag, 3. Dezember 2013

Yet another drugstore haul

Lovelies, I just couldn't resist.. ;) Went to to town with my boyfriend on Friday with the intention on just stucking up on a few bits and bobs I needed.. and ended up buying a few more things.. (sorry for the crappy quality, just a quick snapshot from my phone)

Let's start with the rather boring bits though.. I got myself a new pair of contactlenses and the liquid to store them in over night - and yes, I'm kinda blind without my lenses.  Then I repurchased my Bebe young care make up removing wipes for sensitive skin. I like them to get off the oily feeling after using my eye make up remover pads and I find that these ones are the only face wipes that don't make my face itch.. so I repurchased them countless times already.

I also got myself a new Schwarzkopf Got2be 'Schutzengel', a heat protecting spray. I simply adore the smell of it (as I mentioned before, I think) and repurchased it quite a few times as well. I don't really know if it is better than other heat protection sprays, but it does the job and works fine for me.
Then, right next to it one the shelf I grabbed something that hit my attention a few times already, so I splurged out and got it this time: The Scharzkopf Got2be 'Schmusekatze', a antifrizz lotion. Only tried it once so far, but as the Schutzengel spray, it smells really got and helped to tame down my frizzy hair, as I didn't feel like straightening it at the weekend. I'll give it another few tries and let you know, if you're interested in that. (:

Next I got a new showergel by Balea, DMs own brand. I love their relaxing showergels and this is one I didn't try before (I think it's a rather new one, too?!) - it smells really sweet, a bit of cherry might be in it, I'm not too sure - but I do like it a lot. Not for everyday, but when I come home from after a long day of uni and work and just want to hop into bed after my shower. ;)

I also finally bought one of the Maybelline Baby lips in 'cherry me'. It reminds me a lot of the Labello fruity shine in 'cherry', to be honest, but it feels a bit softer on the lips, a bit more silicony perhaps. For winter I quite like that though, so I might have to get another one of these.

And, last but not least, I finally bought one of the Manhattan lip laquers in '005 Mystic Midnight'. Only swatched on my hand so far, but I shall give it a go tomorrow (and if I do, stay tuned for a photo on my instagram for that ;) )

Have you tried any of these products yet? Do you love, hate them? What do you think about the Maybelline baby lips balms? Are they really worth the hype or just another (slighty pricier) lipbalm?

Talk soon,