Saturday, December 22, 2012

Primark makeup haul

I've never been to Primark before. I've heard people talking about it and i have once visited their website, but it wasn't until my recent trip to London that I actually got inside an actual Primark store and discovered what the fuzz was all about. First of all: IT IS HUGE!!! Oh my god I was lost within the first five minutes in that store. Second: it is ridiculous how cheap it is. I was traveling with only a small bag so I couldn't get all the stuff my brain so eagerly craved. I may spend a lot of money on expensive skincare but I want my makeup cheap. I ended up taking this glitter eyeshadow palette and three lipsticks with me, totaling at £5!!! That is absolutely ridiculous since the cheapest lipstick I've ever found before was £5. Since the price tag was so low I don't really care if they are good or bad.

I did some quick swatches of the glitters which is described as a cream eyeshadow, but if the glitter is cosmetically safe (which I suppose it is) it would probably work on your lips as well, right? (Yes, glitter is one of those things that should be everywhere on everyone at all times). Swatching the glitters were basically impossible (at least getting a good picture of them). Imagine some vaseline with glitters in various colors  and that's it. They're not mind blowing on your face but they to add a nice touch. The packaging was somehow cheap and worthless, but I'm going to depot the pans and put them into one of these as soon as I have the time to order one - I can't decide which one I want! The packaging is great for storing my loose glitter eyeshadows from MSC (still haven't swatched them though, sorry about that)

The lipsticks came in a quite tacky package which I guess some people might find "sassy". I didn't. I liked the colours however, even if both of the pinks were smudged all over the inside lid (and broken, I'm working on depotting them and having them in tin jars instead), I couldn't find any who wasn't so I just settled because of the price (still, £1 for a lipstick?! Ah-mah-zing). They look pretty much like this on my hand, and my favorite is the grey-ish one. It makes me look like some kind of classy alien.

PS. I also went bananas in the lingerie aisles and got a bunch with me, but they deserve a post of their own.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Blue skies and fluffy white clouds (and more hair goo from Lush)

As previously mentioned I loved I love juicy and Veganese from Lush. I went in there yesterday to get the largest sized bottles but found out they had put a bigger tag on them so i settled with the medium sized (250g) bottles for now, and added Blue skies and fluffy white clouds because I felt sorry for myself.

I took a bath later that evening and used about a sixth of Blue skies which immediately resulted in lots and lots of bubbles, a heavenly smell and a nice blue colour to the water. Just having the bar laying around smells so much it gives me a headache, but in moderation it's amazing. The bar itself was very hard to break, but once my mouse muscles managed that it was easy crumbling it into smaller pieces and throw in under running water. Perfect for a dreamy bath!


Saturday, December 8, 2012

Burt's Bees Lip shimmer "Fig"

Burt's Bees is an american brand that specializes in making skincare products with honey and beewax in an organic way. Their products are eco certified and cruelty free AND all of their products are 100% natural. They cannot however be categoriezed as vegan since they contain "animal" products (honey).
But what is there not to like?
Well, first of all this colour doesn't work on me. I went with the darkest shade, called Fig, which is a sheer red brownish kind of colour. Usually darker colour look good with my fair skin but this time I might have been wrong. It does however work if I only use one thin layer, but after a while it feels like it's melting on my lips and the look is kinda flame-ish/bleeding and weird. The sticker is also this thing you can peel away to see the ingredients list underneath but I warn you - do NOT do this. If you do this, just once, it will forever slowly peel away itself (as you can see in the picture) and dirt will find its way and stick with you for the rest of your life. Sorta.
This lip shimmer does however feel quite amazing, when applied it's minty and chilly and quickly softens your lips and keep them soft.

ps. On my nails I have H&M's Darling Pink which is a gorgeous nude pink with tiny shimmer particles. Get it while you can, it's really cheap and really pretty.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Mádara ecobody

Mádara ecobody body lotion (ECO CERTIFIED)

Got this little sample a while back but haven't tried it until now (I also got a shower gel but I seem to have lost it/used it up) It is a super natural body lotion which claims to help fight against those cellulites and tighten your skin. I can't say for sure that it does that but it smells like freshly cut grass which is divine and is just plainly a good product. It sinks into the skin quickly and doesn't feel sticky. You'll feel moisturized and fresh and the summer infusion might be just what you need to cheer yourself up in this winter cold.