Tuesday, November 27, 2012

My Beauty Box November

There will be no or limited swatches for a while. Due to the weather and season, I cannot take a prober picture. Out lights are the kind that gives out an orange light which kinda screws up the pictures. Until I get my hands on a lamp with "natural" light, I cant swatch.

Just got my second box from MyBeautyBox and I'm very happy about it! Not as exited as I was with the first but still very happy!

The logo has been updated - sweet!

The topic this week is "Fall Trends" 

Rimmel, 1000 Kisses Lip Tint, Grippy Grape
The trend here is dark lips and these lip tints are the newest of the new; Tush for the lips! The color is a nice dark grape with plenty of red tones. Its a bit hard to apply but when you find the trick it smooths on easy. It contains Propylparaben  but not any other of the 17 EDC´s

Word of caution, this lip tint will make ALL of the lips visible, with any dryness exposed. Use a good lip scrub before using! 
After application, add the moisturising balm and you re done. The lip tint isn't the best in my opinion. Hard to make even and it doesn't seem to stick to the lips. 
Retail is 69,95Dkr, get it HERE

Clean&Clear Fast Clearing Spot Treatment
The trend is picture perfect skin (like that ever goes out of style). A concentrated formula for quick aid when that nasty pimple shows its red face! Supposedly ease the swelling and size in just a few hours. C&C is specialised in acne and sells in pharmacies. It contains 2% salicylic acid. I was pleasantly surprised to see a lot of natural remedies in this like Witch Hazel and several kinds of bark extracts. None of the 17 EDC´s! It does contain alcohol, so be sure to use a good moisturizer when your spot has gone. I hope it works, because I been haunted by spots around the nose and its getting on my nerves. 
Retail is 69,95Dkr

Essie Nail polish, Tart Deco 
The trend is pretty nails as everything goes this season. This is a nice pale peach color (I think I already have it tough). Essie is famous for its formaldehyde free polishes. I only tried Essie once before and that was no success.
Retail is 125Dkr, however Nicehair have it for 79Dkr,  Get it HERE

Jemma Kidd Make Up School, Tone on Tone Duo, Tweed
The trend is Metallic eyes. I'm indifferent about this. It is a nice item but Jemma Kidd went out of business earlier this month. Not so much fun getting from a brand that no longer exists. 

Its a nice two tone duo, with one in a subtle shine while the other is a shimmery metallic. There´s a brochure with instructions on how to use the duo. This is perfect for the holiday season!
Retail is 210Dkr

All in all I'm a very happy camper! Full size products and new trends to try out. The coupon to their web shop   for 30% off Urban Decay Midnight Emergency Kit + Benefit Finding Mr. Bright and free shipping for the Sally Hansen Hand duo was very appreciated as well. 

Fun Fact of the Day: Did you know that many of your favorite magazines was founded in the 1800? Cosmopolitan was founded in 1886 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

What to wear this year

If you re like me, you'll be freaking out about what to wear for Christmas - and new years and any other event coming up. You want to look smashing and show off that you're a fabbie, but how to do that? Where to find a nice dress? Thus I give to you my suggestions for a Broke, Budget or Spender :D Starting off with the BROKE selection

Monday, November 19, 2012

Gifts for under 200

As I mentioned in THIS post, I'm a Christmasholic. Currently all I'm listening to is Radio Soft which is all about Christmas songs! Get in the spirit! My favorite part about Christmas is defiantly the gifts. I love spending hours picking out the perfect gift. Last year I found the perfect gifts on Ebay (and ill be making a guide for some Sweet Ebay gifts to) for merely 16,76$ for both! What it was? Well geek gifts. A copy of "The Tales of Beedle the Bard" and a replica of the Death Note. They both got so exited, and that made me happy! 

With certain friends I am willing to splurge and use more money than usual, and that's why i made this guide. Still well within reason but a tad more budget. There is a 300, 400 and 500 coming as well, since I do realise not everyone is as tight with dough as yours truly. 

Click on the pic to make it larger!
Happy Holidays! Merry Chrismas! Feliz Navidad! Joyeux Noel! Gl├Ždelig Jul! Hyvaa joulua! Bo Nada! Kala Christouyenn! Mele Kalikimaka! Froehliche Weihnachten! Bon Pasco! 

Fun fact of the Day: If you sleep with makeup on your skin can age up to 7 times faster!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Time of giving, for the broke

Christmas. The time of love, care, lit candles in the windows and jolly smiles and peace for all men. A time of smiles, being together, good food enjoyed with those you love.

Oh and presents! Lots and lots of presents!

What can I say? I love receiving and I love giving. I already got a lot planned but DAMN its hard to keep the secret! I'm also the kind who keeps sneaking a peek on my gifts to guess whats inside, and ill be happy for a pair of socks. Just that someone wanted to give me something makes me happy

Unfortunately money doesn't grow on trees and thus finding nice gifts can be a hard when your budget is tight. I'm sure a lot of you got the same problem, so here is my personal Christmas favorites from 3 of my fave stores! Click on it to make it bigger ;)

Happy Holidays! Merry Chrismas! Feliz Navidad! Joyeux Noel! Gl├Ždelig Jul! Hyvaa joulua! Bo Nada! Kala Christouyenn! Mele Kalikimaka! Froehliche Weihnachten! Bon Pasco! 

Fun Fact of the Day: In the 1500's fashion designers showed off their designs by making doll size clothing versions of their own fashions 

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

250dkr giftcertificate for only 125dkr!

Danes only

Downtown is having a great offer! Buy a 250Dkr gift certificate to Ezzence.dk for only 125Dkr! Ezzence is a neat shop with great prices, good offers and all the top brands! Its kinda like Nicehair with more makeup choices and perfume.

Get your certificate HERE 

I am in no way affiliated with Ezzence or Downtown. I just love a good deal

Thursday, November 01, 2012

October Goodiebox

Goodiebox is a danish equivalent of Glossybox and Birchbox. For the first time I think  I received the box in the right month! The 31th... Oh well. They changed carriers to Post Danmark which I'm pretty indifferent about.

Lets see whats inside

 The theme of this months box is "Staff Favorites", The favorite products of the Goodiebox team. 

Mentholatum Softlips Vitamin Enriched Lipbalm
Soft and almost melting lip balm enriched with vitamins and avocado oil. I think there is some Menthol in as well. It got Spf 20, which makes it a perfect friend on skiing trips. It´s easy to apply and feels like its melts onto the lips. It is Paraben and cruelty free!!
Retail is 25,95Dkr, get it HERE

Redken Color Extend Shampoo
I never tried Redken before to be honest. I'm way to cheap to buy shampoo at those prices. I do know that the brand have a lot of goodwill and often shows up in different magazines "Readers Choice" awards. This particular shampoo is to aid in protecting colored hair, keeping the hair lush and strong without damaging the color. Going through the ingredients I discovered the (almost) always present Ethylparaben and Methylparaben but also Ethylhexyl. 
Retail is 179Dkr Get it HERE

Redken Color Extend Conditioner
No Shampoo without a conditioner. This is suppose to get the hair smooth and shiny. It got the same EDC´s as its counterpart
Retail is 199dkr, get it HERE

Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Frizz Remedy
Ah Aussie, my beloved brand! So smooth, so lush and so funny. Again a funny little comment on the label: "AAAARRGHHHH! Don't give up if you struggle with frizzy hair!". So personal and makes you feel like the brand is down-to-earth. This hair treatment contains Aloe Vera and Jojoba oil, one of my favorite ingredients.
Retail is 119,95Dkr, get it HERE

Bvlgari Omnia Coral Perfume
Since of my allergies I cant really tell you much about this. Goodiebox describes it as a luxurious scent with Goji berries, water lilies and pomegranate. 
Retail is 345Dkr, Get it HERE

Sephora Collections Nailpolish, Moody Woman
Ill admit to mild disappointment when the promised Sephora product was a nail polish as we seems to get one in the box all the time. I had hoped for an eyeshadow. That said I must say that I do like this one a lot. A nice gold green hue, one coat is all it takes and my is it easy to apply! The easiest I tried I reckon. It dries wicked fast and I think the name suggest who should use it rather than the color ;) 
Retail is 35Dkr get it at your local Sephora

Kinder Bueno
An odd thing to put in a beauty box, but who can complain about chocolate? I didn't think so either

All in all I'm satisfied, not blown away. If you want to get Goodiebox, you can become a member on their WEBSITE for 119dkr a month