vrijdag 31 augustus 2012

Essence My Skin line

Okay, so in my last post I talked about an Essence skin care product that i didn't like. Well here are the two products I did like... Scratch the 'like', I LOVE them!

First, I got the My Skin cooling eye roll-on. So you apply this around your eye area and it's supposed to refresh and moisturize the skin around your eyes. It has a roller tip applicator, which makes it really easy to apply.
Now, don't expect miracles to happen with this one, but it's such a nice little thing to use in the morning when your eyes are still tired and a little puffy. At first, it makes your eyes feel like they're glowing a bit, but after about a minute your eyes feel so refreshed and awake! The ideal skin care product to start your day with!
Price : € 2,89

Second, I got the My Skin mattifying cream with blueberry and lychee extract. I did the little test on their site (link below) where you answer four questions and they tell you what skin type you are (if you don't already know it) and then they reccomend products that would suit your skin type. Mine is combination to normal skin, so they reccomended this mattifying cream.
I Love this cream, the consistency's kind of in the middle between a cream and a gel. A little really goes a long way. It mattifies your skin beautifully, makes it super dooper soft and it does NOT feel greasy or oily at all! It doesn't have a very strong smell, but it smells fresh and nice.Definetely a keeper!
Price : € 1,99

So in general, I love Essence.  All of their products are ridiculously cheap and the quality is pretty awesome. So if you're on a budget, definetely check out their website or their products in your local drugstore!

For the skin type test, go to

It friggin burns!

Wanna burn your face off? Well then this is the product for you!

I stocked up on some Essence My Skin face care products this week, because since I haven't had the time or energy to put into skincare lately, I wanted to really start taking care of my skin again. I love every single one of the products I got, except for one...

I got the Esence 4-in-1 cleansing cream with pomegranate and bamboo extract. This was actually the product I was the most excited to try. It was only €2,29 so... I bought it.

The consistency is much like clay, with scrubbing beads in it. But when you apply it in a thin layer onto your skin, it feels more like a gel. It doesn't have a very strong smell, but it smells kind of nice though. There's two ways of using this cream. First, you can use it as a cleanser, so you apply a thin layer on a wet face, just rub it in gently and rinse it off thoroughly. Second, for a deeper cleansing, you can use it as a mask. In that case, you apply a slightly more thick layer and leave it on for about 3 minutes.
But here's the thing... I wanted to try using it as a mask, so I started applying it to my right cheek. About five seconds after I put it on, it just started burning. It started off as a slight glowing feeling, but then it started burning and it really hurt. I don't have any allergies and I've never had a bad reaction to any skin care product ever before, so I was kind of freaked out. It hurt like a mofo Ö So I immediately rinsed it off.
A few days later, I tried it again, but the exact same thing happened so I threw it out.

I've read a lot of reviews on this product and a lot of people have experienced the exact same thing.
Just a quick disclamer though, this is my personal opinion and experience. I hope it's helpful, but by no means am I trying to tell you not to buy this. This might work for some people, maybe this product just isn't right for my skin.

I'll probably do a collective review of the products I did like within the next couple of days.

maandag 27 augustus 2012

ELF unboxing

Okay, so my ELF unboxing is finally up!!
Check it out if you're interested!

My. Good. Lord.

These are the burgundy velvet combat boots from the H&M website... Sadly enough, I don't think the H&M near me has these :'( Boo
They're € 29,95, which is pretty cheap for a pair of boots...
Oh well, I shall not rest until these are mine!


zaterdag 18 augustus 2012

Have you ever? #2

Have you ever had one of those moments where you just realize that this is it? That you're in the right place and most importantly, that you're there with the right person?
I was laying there, next to him, in the middle of a field, at midnight, staring at the sky. The world around me ceased to exist, my mind was a complete blank. The only things I was aware of were his hand in mine, the grass tickling my legs and the sight of the most beautiful night sky I've ever seen.  He had his I-pod on A Real Hero by College. I don't know why, but there was something about that song that made that moment complete. It just made me realise this was it, this was right. It just hit me. It had happened a few times before...
We were on holiday in Stockholm, Sweden. We'd just spent the entire day sightseeing, strolling around, being crazy. We'd been singing all day, mostly Sweet Child O'Mine by Guns 'n Roses. So around midnight, we return to the hotel and pass through the dining room. Suddenly, in the middle of the dining room, I stop. The radio was playing... Sweet Child O'Mine had found us again. So we just stood there for the rest of the song, being amazed at what an amazing coincidence it was. The song ended and we waited a few seconds, curious for the next one. It was Hey Jude by the Beatles, which is one of my favourite songs. Here's where it gets all surreal again... He takes a step closer, wraps his arms around me and we start slow dancing... in the middle of an abandoned dining room, to Hey Jude. That was it.
I know this is a little different from the things I usually post on here but... dunnow, I just felt like writing about it. Guess I'm just in a random, corny mood... Maybe my neighbours playing the MOST MELLOW BALLANDS EVER WRITTEN all night might have something to do with it. It just makes me realize how life can surprise you... out of nowhere. Makes me think about everybody who has found someone to share moments like these with. And if you haven't yet, don't give up hope. It will happen, it may sound cliché but it will, when you least expect it.

Elf Studio Line Eyeshadow Review

So I recently made a small order on www.eyeslipsface.com, because I'd heard so many good things about this website and its products so I figured why not try a few things out? I ordered four of the Studio Single eyeshadows, they offer a very wide range of different colors, but these were the ones I liked and wanted to get. All of these eyeshadows were € 4,00 each, which is really reasonable, given the amount of product you get.

Top left : Wild Wheat
Top right : Raspberry Truffle
Bottom left : Charcoal
Bottom right : Oatmeal

Wild Wheat :
Wild Wheat is kind of a warm, golden brown color with a little bit of a golden shimmer to it. The shimmer looks very prominent in the pan but doesn't show up that much when applied. Its consistency is a tad bit chalky, though.
Raspberry Truffle :
This is by far my favourite color out of all of them. It's a really nice, burgundy-brown color that also has a light shimmer to it. This particular color has the nicest consistency, in my opinion, it has a very smooth, satin finish which makes it easy to apply.
Charcoal :
At first, like a lot of people, I was a bit disappointed with how light this color is. I was under the impression that it was going to be a nice charcoal black-ish color, but it's really a dark grey with (again) a light silver shimmer to it. Like Wild Wheat, this one feels a bit chalky, which is kind of a bummer, because it's such a gorgeous color.
Oatmeal :
This color is very similar to Wild Wheat, only a bit lighter plus it has a silvery shimmer to it rather than a golden one. Again, like Wild Wheat and Charcoal, this color feels very chalky, nevertheless it's a very nice, neutral color.

Left to right : Wild Wheat - Oatmeal - Raspberry Truffle - Charcoal

I used an eyeshadow primer to do these swatches. When you apply these eyeshadows without a decent base, they hardly show up, all you get is shimmer, but when applied with a primer underneath, the colors are very nice and vibrant.

Hope this review is helpful to you guys!

ELF #2

So I placed a HUGE ELF order today!
I know I already ordered a few things from their website, but I didn't want to get too much stuff the first time, just wanted to check out the overall quality of the products before going as crazy as I did today! So these are all of the things I wanted to try out but didn't order the first time. I paid for my order today, so it should be arriving by wednesday or thursday! The plan is to film an unboxing/first impressions video and put up a review on a few of the products on here :) So keep an eye out for that!