January 2010 Favorite Products

Hello everyone!
Here come my few favorite products in the month of January:

Lush's Angel's Delight Soap


I have to say I have never been a fan of Lush but after reading review after review here on blogger I thought, so many people can't be wrong. So I decided to give it a try and during the past couple of months I tried several products. Some made me nauseous just smelling them in the store, others I liked from the beginning. This one I loved right from the start: it's Angel's Delight soap and it's a Christmas limited edition, but in some stores you can still get it. It smells very sweet, like jelly beans and I love how my whole bathroom smells of it. What I don't love is the price. You can quickly spend 8-10 euros for a bar of soap, depending how big it is, and I think that is just too much.


Another Lush product that I absolutely love is:

Lush's Dream Cream
It's a body moisturizer but I use it mainly for my face. It smells very "natural" :-) but mostly of lavender and olive oil. It has a base of oat milk and some of the ingredients are tea tree, chamomille, olive oil and lavender. It's very soothing and great for dry skin (which I have). Since I like this one so much, I went back a couple of times to Lush to find other great creams, but I couldn't find any, unfortunately. But the "Dream Cream" is a definite repurchase.


My next favorite product is one that I like to mix with the "Dream Cream", and it is

MAC's Care Blends Essential Oils:


They came out with the Warm & Cozy Collection and I read somewhere that they are permanent at MAC stores, but I don't think they are in Europe. Anyway, there were two scents: Sweet Orange & Lavender (energizing) and Grapefruit & Chamomille (soothing). I got both of them, and the way I use them: I put on my Lush Dream Cream and then I put a couple of oil drops underneath my eyes and rub them in. Under my eyes is the area where my skin is driest in the winter time and this really helps. I hope MAC will come out with some more of these!

My next favorite product is an eyeshadow:
MAC Eyeshadow Hypnotizing (F)
(Love Lace Collection)

This color was part of the Sorceress palette at Christmas which I didn' get because I didn't like some of the colors in that palette. So I'm glad MAC repromoted it as a single shade. It's a frosted mauve-plum with a touch of brown. Here is a swatch:


Up next:
MAC Nail Lacquer "Light Affair"
(Love Lace Collection)


I don't own a color quite like this, to me this is very unique. It's a pale grey/mauve color with a lilac/pink sheen and I already got a compliment for it by a stranger (I was so excited that she noticed that I told her everything about it :-) (more than she probably wanted to know...)
I love the formula, it's nice and creamy and I have already talked about it here.


Last but not least, a lipstick that I absolutely fell in love with and that I already have blogged about here:
MAC Lipstick Intricate (Frost)
(Love Lace Collection)

It's an icy taupe with multi-colored shimmer.

So I guess Love Lace has been a great collection for me, even though it was aimed at cool toned skins which definitely I am not.


I hope you liked my favorites,
talk to you soon!
Blusherine


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Max Factor "Angel Nails" Polish


Nails of the day:

Max Factor Nailfinity in shade 882 Angel Nails
It's a metallic mauve/taupe, more metallic than mauve/taupe!

It was easy to apply and opaque in two layers.

I used:
1 coat of Essence Multi-Vitamin Nail Hardener
2 coats of Max Factor Nailfinity in shade Angel Nails
1 coat of Seche Vite



Take care!
Blusherine



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Lips of the Day: Nyx Sky Pink



Lips of the Day: Nyx lipstick in "Sky Pink".

Not much else to say really, except that I like it, it applies smoothly, is creamy and the shade is pretty.


Take care!
Blusherine

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Owl Necklaces in Bronze and Silver


OK, I admit it: I had to have them too!

These cute owl necklaces from eBay, they are to die for and I've seen them on a few other blogs.

They are huge though! I wasn't aware of how big they are until I opened the package. But just to give you an idea, they are as big as my hand:



I ordered them here on eBay.

There are two colors available: bronze and silver, you just state in the comments which color you want. They are US $3.99 per piece.

And here is the lovely silver owl, hanging out on my cleavage :-)



Take care!

Blusherine


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Stila Colors - Swatches


Good morning everyone!

Yesterday I swatched my Stila colors, I only have four and they came with the "Ulta" Mate set which I purchased on All Cosmetics Wholesale a while ago.

The colors are good quality, they are soft and easy to blend - just - I don't get why everyone loves "Kitten". It's supposedly Stila's best selling shade, but to me it's just a glittery mess (well not really, but for me it's just too shiny and chunky). But anyway, here come the swatches:


And here is what I did with them:


As for how I placed the shades:

Take care!

Blusherine



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MAC "Light Affair" Nail Lacquer


MAC Nail Lacquer in shade Light Affair
(Love Lace Collection)
plus (almost) matching ring! :-)

Hello everyone!

I painted my nails with my MAC polish from the past Love Lace Collection and I'm really liking it! Surprisingly, my boyfriend likes it too, (he's very picky about what's on my nails, he only really likes light (invisible) pinks, hates purples and almost once a week begs me to give up the nail polish business completely and resort to bare nails. Well, I can't do him that favor, can I? :-))

But back to the nails!

This is my first MAC nail polish and when I applied it I was pretty surprised at how creamy it is and how opaque it got with two coats. I had heard other stuff about MAC nail polishes (streaky, thin, bleah...) so I was like "what are they all fussing about"? But I read MACKarrie's review on it and learned that this one is quite different than your usual MAC nail polish. Which made me think: "That's a Bingo" (if you get the hint) :-) So apparently I got lucky with my first MAC nail polish!

I used:
One base coat, two coats of Light Affair and one top coat.
Base coat: Essence Multi-Vitamin Nail Hardener
Top coat: Seche Vite

The color is a pale grey/mauve color with a lilac/pink sheen.

The ring is from drugstore "Müller" and it's by the brand "Six" and it cost something around 4 Euros. It doesn't match the nail polish completely since it's lacking the pink/purple sheen, but it's pretty close in color otherwise!


I wish you all a great week!
Take care
Blusherine


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MAC Intricate Lipstick


I have found a new favorite lipstick!!!

MAC lipstick in shade Intricate
(Love Lace Collection)

What I love about it is that it's so sheer! So this one and Cute-ster are definitely my favorite lipsticks from MAC! I don't like opaque lipsticks, or matte ones, for that matter. What I do like in a lipstick is a little bit of sheen and color, something that enhances my own lip color without completely covering it. What really surprised me about this lipstick is that it has a frost finish, usually I don't like frosts that much, but I guess I like this frost because it's so sheer! As for the color itself: MAC describes it as a frosted cool icy taupe and I should add that the frost is made of multicolored shimmer. You betcha I got myself a backup! (or 2....) :-)

So if I had to make a ranking of my favorite lipsticks from MAC:

  1. Cute-Ster
  2. Intricate
  3. Viva Glam V


Take care

Blusherine

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MAC Love Lace


Good morning everyone!

I got quite a few things from the MAC Love Lace Collection and this morning I used all the three eyeshadows that I got: Hypnotizing, Love Lace and Pincurl. I had to pair up Love Lace with Satin Taupe, to warm the look up a bit, otherwise it would have been too cool for me.

Anyway, here are the products used:

Benefit F.Y.Eye Primer
Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in Get Figgy (all over lid)
MAC eyeshadows:
Hypnotizing (all over lid)
Satin Taupe (crease)
Love Lace (outer v)
Pincurl (brow bone)
White Frost (highlight)
The Body Shop Brow and Lash Gel
Catrice Allround Mascara in C02 Deep Purple (2 coats)




As for how I placed the shades:


Take care!

Blusherine


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Lips of the Day: Pink Fish


Hello everyone!

Today I'm sporting something from the MAC Hello Kitty Collection:

Tinted Lip Conditioner in Pink Fish

It's one of those little jars that MAC tinted lip conditioners come in and for that reason I must admit I have not been using it that much. I hate sticking my fingers into lip balms, the only time I would do that is in the morning, when I have clean hands and can wash them after I am done with application. I can't bring myself to take a lip brush with me during the day, too much hassle. So it's barely touched, which is too bad, because it is a nice shade. Well anyway, this is the only tinted lip conditioner by MAC that I own, and I own it only because it has that cute Hello Kitty face imprinted on the lid. :-) I am a Hello Kitty fanatic, I have to confess...


Have a great day y'all!

Blusherine
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Cranberry and Brown Eyes


I wish you all a Happy New Year!
Cheers!!

I was on vacation, skiing and climbing and now I'm back in Vienna, ready to face 2010!

I did a full face of makeup this morning and these were the colors I used on the eyes:

Benefit F.Y.Eye Primer
MAC Shadestick "Relaxed" (frosted chocolate brown) all over lid
MAC eyeshadows:
"Earthly Delight" (or any warm brown) all over shadestick
"Yogurt" on inner lid to brighten it up
"Cranberry" in the crease
"Grand Entrance" to blend out "Cranberry")
"Mylar" as highlight


The Body Shop Brow and Lash Gel
Maybelline Volum' Express Mascara in brown (2 coats)


As for how I placed the shades:


Take care and have a great year 2010!
Blusherine
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