Essence "Love.Joy.Care" Trend Edition - Preview

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Girls time! Beauty time! There’s nothing more fun than relaxing at home with your best friends on a cold winter evening. With the new trend edition “love.joy.care”, essence transforms your own four walls into a personal wellness oasis from mid December 2015 to mid January 2016. The cheerful, bright colour scheme with pink, coral, fuchsia, violet and light blue spreads a feeling of pure joy. The collection offers the ideal products for a spa party with a fun factor! It all starts with exciting must-haves for a perfect manicure like the nail oil with a practical brush applicator or the nail strengthening colour+care nail polishes. The innovative lip oil with a light, glossy texture and subtle colour-dispersion ensures ultra-smooth lips. After the beauty treatments, the sleep mask guarantees a good night’s sleep. And thanks to the gel-pads, your eyes will look fresh and rested – even after a long night of partying. Have fun and care… with essence!


Essence Love.Joy.Care - Lip Oil




Colour & care! The glossy, non-sticky texture of the lip oil nourishes the lips with jojoba and avocado oil, and gives them a subtle touch of colour in fuchsia or coral. The oil is easy to apply thanks to the small applicator. 

Available in 01 i'm feeling gooood! and 02 good in the mood!


Essence Love.Joy.Care - Caring Lip Balm



Care for you. The caring lip balm with a light texture and a vanilla fragrance makes the lips feel supple and wonderfully soft. Simply apply the creamy lip balm with your fingers and say goodbye to chapped lips! 

Available in 01 i care for you.


Essence Love.Joy.Care - Smoothing Cuticle & Nail Care Oil



Softness! The rich oil protects and strengthens the entire nail with vitamin E, avocado as well as soya oil for a beautiful, well-groomed look. The brush tip guarantees an accurate application, and the nail oil is absorbed super fast. 

Available in 01 dare to care.


Essence Love.Joy.Care - Shareable Nail File


File it. Thanks to the practical nail files with two sides – one for shortening and one for shaping – it’s easy to file your nails into shape so that they’re perfectly prepared for a manicure. The file can be split into two in the middle – sharing is caring! 

Available in 01 sharing is caring.


Essence Love.Joy.Care - All In One Nail Care



All4one! The all in one nail care with vitamin E is a true multi-talent for your nails. It can be used as a ridge-filler, base coat, high-shine top coat and colour refresher! It also has a strengthening and protecting effect. 

Available in 01 time for you.


Essence Love.Joy.Care - Colour & Care Strengthening Nail Polish



Strong nails. Natural ingredients strengthen and protect the nails from daily stress. The bright colours coral, fuchsia-purple, yellow and green create a cheerful look while the creamy texture with a high coverage ensures a long-lasting finish. 

Available in 01 I care for you, 02 happy nails, 03 lean on me and 04 you made my day.



Essence Love.Joy.Care - Nail Polish Remover Pads


Easy removing! It’s quick and easy to remove nail polish with the pre-soaked pads. Each pad contains pampering vitamin E and is acetone-free with a pleasant apricot scent. 30 pads. 

Available in 01 good in the mood!.


Essence Love.Joy.Care - Intensive Care Hand Butter



Shake hands. The silky, soft texture of the hand and nail butter is moisturizing, makes hands feel wonderfully soft and ensures supple cuticles. The rich cream is quickly absorbed, has a cotton milk scent and won’t feel oily on your skin. 

Available in 01 have a piece of care!.



Essence Love.Joy.Care - Sleep Mask


Sweet dreams! For a quick power nap or a well-deserved good night’s sleep: the sleep mask with a cute “closed eyes” design makes sure that you get your rest. The high-quality fabric - silky on the outside and soft velour on the inside - and the elastic band offer a comfortable fit. 

Available in 01 good night sweetie!.


Essence Love.Joy.Care - Cooling And Relaxing Eye Pads


Fresh-up. The practical, cooling gel pads make tired, swollen eyes look fresh and relaxed again! Place in the fridge and then on your eyes. Re-usable and perfect for relaxing – the cooling kick for your eyes. 

Available in 01 it's cool to care!.

Essence "Winter? Wonderful!" Trend Edition - Preview

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baby, it’s cold outside! with the new trend edition “winter? wonderful!”, essence is warming your hearts and transforms the cold time of the year to a beauty-season. and that's for sure: even the biggest opponents of low temperatures will find lots of winterstars! frosty winter colours like white, blue and ice-grey meet upon warm nude tones like pink and light apricot, which unite to create a gorgeous colour scheme. the cool winter pieces include the four nail polishes with various effects such as “frosted” or “crystallized” as well as the lip oil with a subtle colour dispersion in light or intensive pink. the limited hand balm pampers dry hands and the mini pocket heat pack in the shape of an ice crystal makes sure that they stay nice and warm.
welcome to winter wonderland…

Essence Winter? Wonderful! - Eyeshadow Palette

cold meets hot! the eyeshadow palette in the five colours white, grey, pink and a light as well as a dark brown with shimmering and matt effects lets you create lots of different styles. lovingly decorated with snowflakes and ice crystals, the packaging is an eye-catcher, too.
available in 01 all ice on me!

Essence Winter? Wonderful! - Eye & Inner Rim Pencil
inside and out. the eye & inner rim pencil in icy white and frosty rosé can be used on the eye as well as on the waterline. for light, shimmering highlights.
available in 01 cold as eyes and 02 eye candy.

Essence Winter? Wonderful! - Lip Balm

crystal care! the transparent lipbalm with shimmer particles ensures a sparkling finish and supple lips. with a look that’s reminiscent of frozen ice, this balm guarantees a winter atmosphere.
available in 01 the eternal ice.

Essence Winter? Wonderful! - Tint & Oil

tinted love. lip oils are all the rage right now – they nourish the lips with valuable ingredients and make them feel wonderfully soft. thanks to the tint-effect, the lips are additionally given a light or intensive pink touch.
available in 01 if kisses were snowflakes… and 02 ...I'd send you a blizzard. 

Essence Winter? Wonderful! - Blush

colored cheeks! the tricolor blush provides the complexion with fresh colour accents – even in the wintertime. pink, apricot and nude blend beautifully and the ice crystal embossment is a wonderful reminder of special moments in the snow.
available in 01 winter kissed cheeks.

Essence Winter? Wonderful! - Highlighter


Soft sparkle. This highlighter combines light apricot, pink and lilac to conjure-up subtle shimmer pigments on your face for a gorgeous, radiant glow. The surface of the texture is decorated with a beautiful ice crystal. Available in 01 you melt my heart


Essence Winter? Wonderful! - Nail Polish

cool coat! four colours, four effects. white with a “frosted” effect, semi-matt light blue, “iced” grey and pink with a “crystallized” finish turn your nails into a true masterpiece this winter.
available in 01 the frosted, 02 the semi matt, 03 the iced and 04 the crystallized.

Essence Winter? Wonderful - Top Coat

ice-topping. the top coat with glitter particles creates an exciting, frosty nail style. simply apply on top of colour nail polish to give your nails a sparkling, frosty look reminiscent of an icy surface.
available in 01 a winter's tale.

Essence Winter? Wonderful! - Hand Balm

care for cold days! your hands need plenty of care in the wintertime. the limited hand balm provides them with moisture to make them feel soft and supple – even when the temperatures drop below zero.
available in 01 you melt my heart.

Essence Winter? Wonderful - Pom Pom Hair Ties

winter feeling! the fluffy hair ties with fake-fur pom poms in white and apricot give any ponytail a super-sweet look.
available in 01 it's so fluffy!!!!. 

Empties #12

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Hey everyone :)

I'm sorry I've been absent for a week because I wanted to properly prepare for my graduation exam :) plus my internet connection has lately had some problems and even when I had the time to post, the computer did not cooperate :(

I hope you guys understand and today I have for you an empties post.


Enough rambling, let's start :P


Avon Senses Exfoliating Body Scrub - Romantic Garden Of Eden - bought it on sale and I quite liked it. The smell was nice, however the scrub wasn't a harsh one, but a pretty mild. If you like mild scrubs, you'll like these kinds.

Repurchase: Maybe.

Dove Visiblecare Renewing Creme Bodywash - it really moisturized my skin. Dove shower gels are usually really good and this one isn't an exception. But I really don't like the price, which I find too high for a product that you're using on a regular basis.

Repurchase: Maybe, if it's on sale.


Syoss Anti-Dandruff Shampoo - I have a big problem with dandruff and greasy hair. This one helped me at the beginning and then it worked for me just the same as the regular shampoos.

Repurchase: I bought their newest version of anti-dandruff shampoo and it works better for me, so no.

Syoss Anti-Grease Dry Shampoo - finally finished the bottle, I rarely used it, but it worked nice when I really didn't feel like washing my hair but had to go somewhere :P It worked better as a Balea dry shampoo. But I do feel like I haven't found a really great dry shampoo yet, and if you guys have any recommendations, please let me know :)

Repurchase: Yes, in the future.


Avon Conditioning Eye Makeup Remover Lotion - I didn't like this remover at first, because it was a thick consistency and it almost felt like I'm putting a cream on my face.. I really didn't enjoy it, but then it grew on me, because it really removes makeup without a problem, even when I had full-face makeup on. It worked just as nice as a Loreal micellar.

Repurchase: I have so many removers at the moment, but I will in the future.

Parodontax Classic Toothpaste - I always use the Pardontax toothpaste, because it is the only one that helped me with bleeding gums. This one is my regular one, because it doesn't contain fluoride. 

Repurchase: I couldn't find this one, so I bought another version - daily whitening. But I will when I find it.


Avon Supermagnify Mascara - I've had this one for a couple of years, must be at least three or four, because I wasn't selling Avon when I bought this one. It came without bristles on the wand, but I didn't care enough to tell my Avon lady :D I don't know why I kept it :P

Repurchase: They don't sell it anymore, but even if they would, no.

Avon Supershock Mascara - I liked it, but it's pretty average compared to Big&False or Big&Daring mascaras from Avon. I used it as a layering mascara and I liked how it separated my lashes.

Repurchase: Maybe.


Avon Extralasting Liquid Foundation sample (Ivory) - the foundation as all is really nice, has a great coverage, is buildable, doesn't look cakey but I think the colour range is a shame. This sample was an Ivory shade which is their lightest one and it didn't match me, it was too dark for my skintone, which let me tell you, isn't that pale ;)

Purchase: No.

Oriflame True Perfection Miracle Perfecting Serum sample - I hated it at the beginning because my foundation just melted off when I put it over this. Somehow I liked it better as the time went by, but it didn't do magic on my skin and I think it should do something more for the price, which is around 25€. Honestly, I'd rather buy myself a Vichy BB cream for this price.

Purchase. No.

Balea Peel-Off Maske Mit Bernstein Extrakt - I didn't notice anything special, I hate the alcohol smell.

Repurchase: I have one left I think, but then I won't.

We came to the end guys :) I know, I've rambled a lot, I quite missed writing for a week that's the reason why :P

Have a wonderful weekend!

Kisses,
Katja


Essence "Merry Berry" LE - My Picks

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Hey loves :)

I think everyone and their mom waited for the Merry Berry limited edition from Essence to come to the stores :P This one got a lot of hype, and let me tell you, I was losing hope for a second, I thought I won't find anything :P

Lucky enough, I live in a very small city and I found a completely full stand :D You can guess how happy I was :P Honestly, I liked all the products but I had to control myself and I bought "only" hair fragrance and all of the nail polishes. Yes, all of them :D


1. Essence Merry Berry Hair Fragrance - 01 I love my golden pumps


I really enjoy this hair fragrance, though it doesn't contain any proper "Hair care" ingredients. The smell is really lovely and it does say on the bottle that it's the scent of the "Like the party of my life" fragrance. I had the fragrance and I pretty much loved it. The gold glitter is really visible in the bottle, however I can't see any on the hair.. The scent does linger for quite a few hours, sometimes I can even smell it the next day.


2. Essence Merry Berry Nail Polishes: 01 The Masked Ball, 02 Purple with Purpose, 04 Red Rocks, 03 Pink & Perfect


The packaging is sooo beautiful, I can't even.. So I "had" to buy them all :D the swatches are at the end of the post. My favourite is 02 Purple with purpose, because it's more unique shade, contains pink shimmer, very pretty.

3. Essence Merry Berry Top Coat - I love my golden pumps


I don't think I own a golden glitter polish in my collection, which is honestly very weird, because I own like 35235 polishes.. (#hoarder) So I had a good excuse for buying it :P
And the swatches: (they're all 2 coats)


Did you buy anything from this limited edition? ;) 

Kisses,
Katja

Landybridal* - Affordable Wedding Dresses

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Hey loves :)

Another popular online store to shop for wedding dresses and other special occasion dresses is Landybridal.


Among wedding dresses they also have a wide selection of high quality and affordable bridesmaid dresses, mother of the bride dresses, flower girl dresses, wedding accessories and even men's formal wear.

I love vintage anything and they have a lot of beautiful vintage lace wedding dresses.


They do have a collection for wedding dresses 2016, if any of you is getting married next year, you can check that out :) My favourite is this one, stunning:


They currently have amazing deals going on and I really think they're worth checking plus they're having a 20% off on all mother of the bride dresses if you buy any wedding dress.


Have a great day! :)
 
Katja
 
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Luke Charcoal Nose Cleansing Strips - step by step

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Hi everyone :)

This will be a step by step explanation of how to use Luke charcoal nose cleansing strips. If you haven't heard about them, it's because it is a Korean brand. I got this pack as a gift when I bought the Etude House nose strips and man, I'm really impressed. (the results are at the end of the post)


The ingredients are: charcoal, vitamin E, Aloe Vera extract, Green Tea extract and Hamamelis Virgiana extract. 


When you open the pack the nose strip looks like that (the upper picture) and than you have to peel the patch from the plastic liner.


Next you have to spray water 2 or 3 times lightly on the smooth side. I used Mixa facial spray, because it's basically just water. I have to warn you, the smell isn't that nice, but it didn't bother me very much.


Then you apply it to the nose area, smooth side down, pressing down to ensure good contact with skin and that's basically it. You just let it dry for about 20 - 30 minutes and then peel it off.

I had to include the results, because no other nose strips have worked this good for me, so if you are uncomfortable seeing that, click away :D I'm not gonna lose any more words, you'll see for yourself :) btw, my skin was not dry after this.


The results really are fantastic and I have to buy myself more! However, I haven't tried the Etude House ones, I hope they'll be as good as these.

I got them from Ebay, this seller: k-beautybox; the pack of 3 Luke strips is 2,49$.

I hope you enjoyed this post, and let me know if you tried this nose strips.

Kisses,
Katja



NOTD*48: Catrice - 190 Wrapped Around My Finger

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 Catrice - 190 Wrapped Around My Finger (2 coats) + Essence Nail Art Stickers - It's Cute



Favourite Perfume: Avon Cherish

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Hey loves :)

Today I'll write about my favourite perfume at the moment, which is Avon Cherish. I bought a sample of this one and completely fell in love with it, so I had to order it immediately in the next campaign :)


I bought myself a 30 ml bottle, because it was on sale for about 4€, which is far cheaper as their standard bottle, 50 ml costs around 19,90€. Quick tip for those of you who are on the budget ;) Of course the bottle isn't as pretty as the standard one, but I don't really care about that, as long as the scent is the same :P

Cherish is quite a new perfume, it was launched in 2015 and the fragrance is delicate floral, made of Sambac jasmine, sandalwood and white musk. It is available as a 50 ml Eau de Parfum and 30 ml Eau de Parfum.


I usually don't like floral scents, but this one is really nice. The only con is the lasting power, it doesn't last very long, so be prepare to spray it throughout the day, if you don't want the scent to completely disappear.

It's supposedly a very close cousin to Estee Lauder's Modern Muse, I can't say for sure because I don't own the Modern Muse :)


I'd say anyone should this give one a try, order a sample, and see if you like it, as I said before, I usually don't like floral scents, but this one really is a nice and safe musky white floral.

I hope you enjoyed, and let me know if you tried this perfume ;)

Till next time, Kisses,
Katja

Beautiful Wedding Dresses - CocoMelody*

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Hi everyone, hope you're all having a great weekend! Today's post is a little bit different, but I wanted to share with you this stunning wedding dresses, if maybe any of you are getting (or thinking) about getting married, or just to give you some inspiration :) They also have dresses for prom and any other special event.

The website I'm talking about is CocoMelody.  

 
I love their dresses, especially the beach ones,  (plus they're really affordable).

This beach wedding dresses are quite a trend now and my favourite one most be this one:


You can also take a look at their line of 2016 wedding dresses.

My top 3 are:





Even though they have quite affordable prices, they are always having amazing deals.


Definitely check them out if you need a dress for a special occasion. I hope you like my choices :)

Kisses,
Katja

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