Sunday, April 28, 2013

NOTD - Pastel Ombre Nails!


I wanted to try a trend that started already last year and that cought my attention some time ago. It's about painting each of your fingers in a different color but they have to be of the same or similar color range to create an ombre effect or you can also do it like me and take a few different pastel colors.

Nails Of The Day -  pastel ombre nails


I really like this effect and I mind try this trend with different colors ;) and then I'll blog about it of course!

The colors I used:


I used the 4 color pastel set by Primark and since I have 5 fingers I used Catrice 02 Don't Tell Mademoiselle! on my little finger.

As you can probably already see from the pictures above, the 4 Primark colors that cost 2,50€ all together are not the best. The formula is really really bad, too thick and at the same time not even on the nails, the 8 fingers I used them on looked kind of good for one day (and by good I mean they didn't chip) and then on the 2nd day they already looked like I had them on for a week. Maybe this set was supposed to be for little girls that don't care for quality. The Catrice polish wich looks amazing compared to the Primark colors was okay and had a nice formula. 

Final thoughts: I think this is an AMAZING trend. After all, even if I wasn't satisfied with the quality of the Primark polishes, I'll probably repaint my nails like this on a sunny day when I feel for it ;) or maybe get the same colors in better quality using high-end polishes.

Have a nice week!


Thursday, April 25, 2013

Deauty Box Of April!

Hello my lovely people,

I got my deauty box of april on Monday but wasn't able to write this post about it until now since my laptop needed a little repair.

Here we go, that's what I got this month:

Menu of April

This month I got 5 products and 3 little masks!

From now on I'll keep it short with the product description!!!

Vanessa Tugendhaft Or Blanc - Eau de parfum (5 ml):

Vanessa Tugendhaft is a jewelry designer that launched her first perfume collection called Eaux Diamantées in November 2012. The collection consists of three luxurious perfumes for women: Or Jaune, Or Blanc and Or Rose. 

Or Blanc is a delicate, floral and woody scent with the core consisting of fig, jasmine and orange blossom accords. Top notes: bergamot, pink bay, mint. Heart: fig, orange blossom, jasmine. Base: sweet wood, white musk, moss, gray amber. (description from google)
"Full size: 50 ml & price 75 €"

I really like the smell of it. It feels like a sheer scent of a floral field. Can't wait to hear what other people think of it when I wear it.

Avène - Eau Thermale spray (50 ml):

"Unique composition - for sensitive skin - anti-irritating - more than just a simple refraiching spray - protects the skin - multifunction use - good for red skin after makeup removement, shaving or epilation - helps after tanning and sport to relax the muscles. Full size: 50 ml & price 2,50 €"

So this is this month's full size product!

You can use it for:

The Body Shop - Olive Body Butter (50 ml):

"Moiztrizing - absorbs fast - soft and smooth - organic olive oil - fruity scent -24-hour hydration - great for normal to dry skin - not tested on animals. Full size: 200 ml & price 16 €."

In my eyes it has a great smell to it. We'll see if it really makes the skin soft and smooth ;)

Eucerin - DermatoCLEAN lotion micellaire 3 in 1 (125 ml):

"Cleanses effectively - removes watersoluble makeup & clears the skin - the skin can breath better. Full size: 200 ml & price 12,5 €"

I already tried it once and it was neither irritating to my skin nor agressive. I have very sensitive eyes but it was no problem to remove leftovers of eyeliner and mascara. I think I like this product already very much!!! :)

PAYOT - Hydra 24 Crème (15 ml):

"Rich, intensely-hydrating cream - innovative hydro-dermo-regulating complex to deliver continuous hydration - for day or night - Skin appears suppler, smoother, brighter & younger looking - for a cleaned skin. Full size: 50 ml & price 42 €."

 Not used so far!

Deauty Box masks:

Instructions how to use them are >> HERE <<
(Can be mixed with the favorite lotion or/and the Avène Eau Thermal spray)

Final thougths: I am satisfied with the products but I'm so hoping to finally get an Essie nail polish next time. I'm like really craving for a new spring or summer nail polish color :)

 I'll update this post as soon as I can tell you more about these products!

Have a nice sunny day! ^^



Friday, April 19, 2013

NOTD - I'll take you to the "CANDY SHOP" by Deborah Lippmann!

Hi my nailpolish freaks,

It's Nail Of The Day time again! ^^

Today's guest is: "Candy Shop" by Deborah Lippmann 

Let's get the party started!

It looks like a pink frosted cupcake with sprinkles color. This is such a supercute color, it makes me smile whenever I look at it. Deborah Lippmann Candy Shop is described as a bubble gum pink (base) with glitter. It actually think it is more of milky pale pink, the base is more jelly like so the glitter can really show through and take the centre stage.
It goes on very smooth and all the glitter lays flat on the nail and you can either go sheer with this, with only one coat with a small amount of glitter or you could go 2-3 shades and layer on the glitter. I did 2 layers for this look. I also believe that this pale pink really goes well with my fair skin tone. :)


The only negative fact about this polish is it costs a hell of a lot money, it's 22€!
But if you still want this look without spending that much money, there is a dupe to it by Claire's that looks pretty much the same ;) and sure isn't that expensive.

Have a nice sunny weekend!



Saturday, April 13, 2013

Zoeva, Tarte, Coastal Scents - My Big Haul!

Hi my lovelies!!!

I placed a few orders 2 weeks ago and got them all this week. So I thought of doing a little haul post for you. It's about 3 great brands you might know or not yet. 2 of them are also new to me and one I love since last year. Here is


I felt like I need more brushes for the face, especially for powder, foundation and the cheeks. And since I gave almost my whole Zoeva set I already owned away (to a friend who had none at all) I wanted to order new Zoeva brushes and decided to go for the face brush set which looks like this:

Plus there is a little brush cleanser that comes with it too. Only used them once so far. I'm not at all disappointed about them but I guess I need more time with them to really give a honest opinion about them.

I also order this beautiful blush palette with it. It's the Zoeva Sun Power palette, which I can't wait to use as soon as it's sunnier outside:

Really good pigmentation so far. There is even a color that reminds me a lot of Nars Orgasmn. Also can't wait to use this in a tutorial.


Tarte cosmetics is a brand that is more and more growing in the makeup world. It's available in the US Sephora stores but not yet here in Europe, I hope this will soon be over and that tarte products will found their place in the local stores.The wonderfull wonderfull Lina from Lina'sBeautyDiary (<<< FOLLOW HER) brought me two palettes of this amazing brand from her New York City trip last week. One of these palettes I wanted to get for sure, the other she chosed for me since the Lorac palette (I also wanted) wasn't available. A HUGE THANKS AGAIN to her <3

Tarte Amazonian clay eye and cheek palette:

What an amazing design!!!!!! I fell immediately in love with this palette when I saw it for the very first time in a Youtube video. It looks like a purse. Like a beautiful purse. And is perfect for travel.

It includes two blushes and 6 eyeshadows all different from each other:

I swatched the blushes for you and the upper eyeshadow row:

Two example looks that you can create with this palette, given by tarte.

Tarte natural eyes volume II palette:

Another tarte palette that is very beautiful, handy and in purse style. I don't know if all their palette are supposed to look like a purse, I'm not that familiar with this brand yet.

This palette includes 10 natural eyeshadows, the upper row has only matte colors while the lower row only has shimmery colors. Also it contains a little eyeshadow brush and a eye pencil in brown.


The pigmentation of the tarte shadows look good to me. I haven't been wearing any of the tarte colors yet so I can't tell anything more about them yet but I sure will in the futur. (or maybe edit this post)

This is probably the Us counterpart to the german brand Zoeva. I ordered two fo the GO palettes, 3x the pro blending fluff brush and the 22 brush set!

Coastal Scents Beijing & London GO palettes:

Each palette includes 12 mini colors and each palette is representing an international city. There are some more like Paris, Cairo, Sydney, Moscow,... . I looked at some reviews before buying them and was aware of the fact that not all of the 12 colors are the same pigmented but I'm looking forward to try them and well see what I think of them.

Pro blending Fluff brush:

I'll guess you can never have enough blending brushes. Wayne Goss was introducing me to this brush. He said it like the MAC 217 just in the cheap version. One costs 4,95$ while the 217 cost about 25$ if not more. I might do a comparison post with other 217 dupes.


Coastal Scents 22 Brush Set:

So this is the brush set I ordered along with the other stuff. It has a nice synthetic leather case with the big Coastal Scents letters on it. What I didn't like about this set is the smell that came with it when I outpacked it but after a few hours it was gone, nows it slighty smelling like synthetic.


There is a big fan brush on the left side when you open it and a zipper next to it with a bit of storage place for other stuff you might wanna carry with this set.

And this is what the whole thing looks like :)

From L to R: 1. Large Fan, 2. Powder Buffer, 3. Round Powder, 4. Flat Buffer, 5. Angle Blush, 6. Foundation, 7. Concealer, 8. Large Shadow, 9. Blender, 10. Doe Foot Blender, 11. Dome Shadow, 12. Dome Blender, 13. Medium Shadow, 14. Detail Shadow, 15. Lip, 16. Detail Concealer, 17. Pointed Blender, 18. Brow, 19. Smudger Sponge, 20. Large Liner/Brow, 21. Medium Liner/Brow, 22. Small Liner/Brow:

LIKE: the price of 35$, certainly a good set for beginners
DISLIKE: The brush are not numbered neither is written on them what they are from, you have to trust the description of the page and kind of learn it by heart.

Brush guards:

I decided to get and try brush guards. They are supposed to help the brushes stay in their form once they are cleaned and not used.

My little gift from Coastal Scents:

I got this little palette of 4 eyeshadow colors as a gift with my order. ^^ Very nice and cute! yay

So as a few times mentioned above, all these products are new and I haven't used them not that much or at all to do already reviews about them but I will and the respective reviews will come. ;)

Keep it reading ^^


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

NOTD - China Glaze Pink Voltage (Neon)


First of all, I know it feels like a century since my last NOTD post. I know. I know. I know! I'm trying to do some more in the coming posts and there will be for sure some, since I took already some nice pictures of my favorite polishes I bought recently.

I promised on instagram (IRSADAxROCKs) that my next NOTD post will be about:
Nails of the day - China Glaze #1006 Pink Voltage



If you're wondering why I'm showing you so many pictures. It's because I couldn't stop taking pictures of this amazing polish on my fingers!!!! This is such a beautiful bright pink! It's NEON pink color with blue micro shimmer in it and with a semi-matte finish. But if you are not a fan of matte polishes you can put some topcoat over it and they will look such as amazing as without it. It's drying superfast on the nails and the lasting was a dream too. Just the right amount of flash. I have got compliments right, left and center. ^^

I can't wait to put this on in summer again. What do you think of neon colors in general?

Have a nice week!