Saturday, March 5, 2011

The Body Shop Make-Over :D

A few weeks ago I went to the Valentine VIP-Party hosted by the Body Shop in Leeuwarden, with a few lady friends/Lushies from Leeuwarden.

We were welcomed with a glass of prosecco, heartshaped chocolates and some other heartshaped candy.

We were able to try everything, smell everything and there were some discounts and sales (like a 50% discount on a body butter when you bought a perfume).

You could also get a free make-over :D, which I did!

I've been looking for the right foundation for ages!
It has to be light enough for my pale skin, and it can't make me orange (when it's too dark) or grey (when the foundation is to rosy).

I first tested 3 foundations on my hand:
1 mineral foundation in the lightest colour and 2 liquid foundations in the 2 lightest colours.
The looked good on my skin!

Then I got a make-over by one of the employees of TBS.
She tested different colours of foundation on my skin and then chose colour number 4.
This was a very light colour, but there are 3 lighter colours which must be extremely light!
(So if you are looking for a light foundation, look no further than the Body Shop!)

After the foundation (Moisture Foundation SPF 15 in the colour 04) she applied powder on my face to mattify my skin and a bronzer (from those cute bronzing pearls) as a blush.
Then she applied eye shadow from shimmer cubes in nude and brown shades and also a terracotta colour.
She also framed my eyes with a dark eye pencil and gave my lashes a thick layer of mascara.
Then she put some dark eyebrow powder between the hairs in my eyebrows.
After that she applied some clear gloss to my lips and my make-over was done!

I looked nice, but it wasn't a daytime look.
It was better suited for a night out, but I did like it a lot.

It felt a little strange walking around with so much make-up on my face, but I got used to it and I got some nice comments.

I felt weird going to the supermarket wearing this.
I couldn't figure out why everyone was staring at me *rolls eyes*, until I got home and looked in the mirror :D.
Yes, it was a bit much for grocery shopping ;).

Close-up of the eyes:

Sorry for the dark pictures btw!
When I made these pictures it was about 1.30 in the morning and there wasn't enough light.

The colours where much brighter, darker and more sparkly than they look on the pics.
On the pics it doesn't look like I'm wearing much make-up, you can barely see the foundation, and the smoky-eyes don't look very smoky ;).

I made these pictures 7 hours after the make-over so the make-up lasts really well on my face (even though I had a fever and kept touching my face).

De foundation still looks perfect, the blush is less prominent (which I like) and all the eye make-up is still perfect as well.
What surprises me is that the eye shadow didn't crease even though I wasn't wearing an eye shadow base.
Off course the lip gloss was gone, so I applied Merry Cranberry Lip Balm (also by the Body Shop) for the pictures.

I was very happy with this make-over and I'm thinking about getting a make-over more often.
The employees of TBS really know a lot about make-up and colours/skintones and what looks good on someone, and they also know how to apply it ;).

If you ever get the chance to have a make-over I really recommend you take that chance!
Also, if you happen to go out after that that's two birds with one stone :D.

What do you think about my make-over?
Do you like it or is it too much?
And have you ever had a make-over at TBS?

Until next time,


Friday, February 4, 2011

Rainbow Cupcakes :)

In december I baked rainbow cupcakes with my boyfriend.
They were yummy but also beautiful.

After making the cake batter we scooped the batter in to multiple plastic cups and added different food colours.

As you can see, we used the colours:

Then we added a small layer of each colour in each silicon cupcake thingy (they are the pink ones) or the paper cupcake thingy's that are in the cupcake pan..

We did not have enough of each colour since my boyfriend was a bit excited in the beginning and used to much, but that doesn't matter, because they still looked great :D!

The we put them in the oven.

Out of the oven they looked like this:

As you can see, the colours are very bright.
But gets even better!!!

Aren't those colours amazing!!!?

And after I took a bite out of it :D :

Even the cupcake paper looks like a rainbow.

Other cupcakes:

Sadly, I can't post the recipe today.
I'm at my boyfriend's place and the recipe is at my place, so maybe some other time ;).

Do you bake?
And when you bake, do you keep it neutral or colourful?

Until next time,


Saturday, January 29, 2011

NOTD: OPI - Clubbing Til Sunrise

I got this polish through the Make-Up Ruildoos (a trading box for make-up) from the Dutch Lush Forum.
I took some items from the box and put some items in the box.
This amazingly warm and cheerful polish was one of the things I took.

This polish contains MUCH more polish than I'm used to *shock*.
For example, the Essence Colour & GO polishes (you know, those small bottles) are 5 ml, the regular Catrice polishes are 10ml and the LE Catrice polishes are 8ml.
This OPI polish however had a whopping 15ml of polish in just 1 bottle!!!
OPI also sells mini's but I don't know how much ml they contain.

On the bottom of the bottle, you can find the label with the name on it.
This beauty is called "Clubbing Til Sunrise".
At first I read Clubbing Till Sunrise instead of Clubbing Til Sunrise and I already put the wrong name on the first pic of this post, so I had to redo that *rolls eyes at herself* :P.

This is the first time I used an OPI polish and I was curious to find out if it was easy to use, if the polish wasn't too thick, if the coverage was good, if it didn't apply too streaky, etc.
Let's just say it met my expectations.

First, I applied a layer of Catrice's Smoothing Base Coat.
Then I gave Clubbing Til Sunrise a good shake and roll, and started polishing.
I found out that this polish had the right thickness and that it was easy to apply.
Also, it was pretty fast drying, even when you apply 3 coats (which I did ;) ).
The polish applied a tad bit streaky, bit this is always the case with pearly or metallic polishes, so I don't mind the least.
As you can see, the coverage is great!
I applied 3 coats, since I usally do that and tend to like it best this way, though 2 coats could be enough with this one.

Then, the colour.
I think it's gorgeous!
As a rule I tend to like orange polishes, especially if they aren't creamy, but a nice metallic/pearl/shimmer/glitter.
This one is a great addition to my orange polishes, since it's darker and more metallic than the other orange polishes in my stash.
Also, since it's easy to apply and dries really fast, it's easy to use when you don't have a lot of time or don't feel like doing your nails.

I used a layer of Catrice Ultra Long Lasting Top Coat on top of this polish, and was able to wear this for 3 days (with 2 days being completely chip free!).

There's only one downside to this nail polish.
For the first time ever, I got bubbles in my nail polish.
Maybe If I don't shake the bottle next time, but roll it around in my hands, there will be no bubbles :D.

With flash:

Without flash:

Conclusion: Great polish! Not too thick, easy to apply, not too streaky, dries really fast, great colour and long lasting.

What do you think of OPI polishes?
Do you like/hate them?
And do you have any favourites?

Until next time,


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

NOTD: Catrice - Biscuits & Cupcakes

I made this NOTD last week, but couldn't find the time to post it, so here it is :D.
This NOTD was made with the polish "C04 Biscuits & Cupcakes", a Limited Edition polish from the Catrice Urban Baroque collection.

I read on other blogs about the sheerness of this product, but decided to try it for myself, and boy, am I glad I did!

The packaging of this polish is very stilish and pretty.
The bottle has the same shape and colours as the regular Catrice nail polishes, though it's a bit smaller, and there are some nice graphics on the cap.

The brush is about the same size as the regular ones, which isn't small but not big either.
To me this is the perfect brush size, since I can't polish my nails with extra broad brushes (yes, I'm thinking of you, Miss Sporty!).

Usually, the consistency of Catrice is pefect (not syrupy or runny, just easy to work with).
This one howerver, is a bit thicker.
Not syrupy yet, bet definitely thicker.
I was afraid that I wouldn't be able to get it right, because of the thickness, but it actually worked out ok in the end :D.

Like I said, this polish is sheer.
A lot of people couldn't get enough coverage, but luckily I did!
I used a smoothing base coat by Catrice (works a bit like a ridge filler), then 3 layers of this polish, and then a nice layer of Ultra Long Lasting top coat (also by Catrice).

When I was done, I was astonished!
I had damaged 4 of my nails, while polishing, and just covered it up with a bit of polish, but when I was done, my nails were completely smooth :D.
My nails had a very nice pink colour, they were completely smooth, and it simply looked like I had my nails done professionally!
This never happened to me before.
Also, 30 minutes after my top coat, my nails where complety dry, and I couldn't dent them anymore, which isn't always the case.

The result:

*With flash

*Without flash

You need to really take the time for this one (unless you have a very fast drying top coat like INM Out The Door or Seche Vite), but you will get great results :D!
The consistency is thicker than most Catrice polishes, en definitely thicker than I'm used to, but with a little patience you will get amazing nails, though it is a bit difficult.
Also, you need to apply 3 coats.

If you don't have a lot of patience or time, don't buy this one.
On the other hand, if you don't mind a little work and love the colour, I would definately recommend this.

C04 Biscuits & Cupcakes is a polish from the LE Catrice Collection "Urban Baroque", and is sold in January at drugstores "Trekpleister" and "Kruidvat" for €2,49 (I think).
If you would like to buy this, I suggest you hurry.

Have you tried any of the polishes of the "Urban Baroque" collection, or are you planning to?

Let me know what you think in the comments.

Until next time,


Sunday, January 16, 2011

Essence I Love Berlin & Catrice Urban Baroque Haul

Last week I stopped by Trekpleister and Kruidvat and picked up some items from the Essence - I Love Berlin collection and the Catrice - Urban Baroque Collection.

Essence - I Love Berlin:

The Pallette in 01 Style Victim

One of the polishes in 02 I'm A Berliner

Catrice - Urban Baroque:

The Illuminating Powder in C01 Masquerade Ball

One of the Nail Polishes in C04 Biscuits & Cupcakes

And last, but not least, two of the lipsticks, in C02 Elisabeth and C03 Victoria

I love the packaging for both the Essence and the Catrice products.
So far I haven't tried the palette yet, but the colours look nice.
The green nail polish, I have tried on my toe nails and they are now a fantastic bright green :D.
I Haven't tried the Illuminating Powder either, but I have high hopes for that one.
The light pink polish is now on my nails and looks very pretty.
Also, the lipsticks are awesome too.
I tried them yesterday and I love them.
I'm thinking I will need to buy the other colour too ;).

When I will be feeling better (got hit by the flue again *sigh*) I will do a post with more product pics and swatches :D!

Have a nice sunday!

Until next time,


Saturday, January 8, 2011

My Lush Stash

I've seen a lot of stash pictures on the Dutch Lush Forum recently and felt like sharing mine :D.

This is most of my Lush stash.
I also have some products at my mom's house since she has a bath and I like to take baths ;), and quite a stash at my boyfriends house.
I will probably post pics of those stashes in the future.

Shower Gels:

*First row: Aura Suavis, Avoshower, B Electro, Butterball, Flying Saucers, Ghost, Narcotick.

*Second row: Slammer, Snowcake, Snow Fairy, Sonic Death Monkey, Taai Taai, The Comforter, Uluru.

*Third row: Be Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful Shower Gel (B Never), Glögg, Karma, 'Ol Blue Skies Is Back, Rub Rub Rub, The Olive Branch, Tramp.

Butter Creams, Soaps and Jellies:

*First row: Skinny Dip Butter Cream, Almond Butter, Almond Butter, Heavenly Bodies Butter Cream, Ring Of Roses Butter Cream, 5x Spice Curls Soap, Love Soap without glitter (in blocks), 17 Cherry Tree Lane Soap (in blocks).

*Second row: Snow Globe Soap, Matryoshka Soap Red, Matryoshka Soap Green, 3x Angels Delight Soap, Snowcake Soap, Orange, Spice And All Things Nice Soap, Red Rooster Soap, Porridge Soap, B Cocktail Soap (in blocks), Love Soap with glitter (in blocks).

*Third row: Jungle Soap, Gingerman Soap, 2x Ooh La La Soap, Lady Catrina Soap, Mudflats Soap, Spice Curls Soap (in blocks).

*Fourth row: Mudflats Soap, Keep It Fluffy Soap, Sultana Of Soap, Snowcake Soap, Strawberry Santa Jelly, Jingle Jelly, Gold, Frankincense And Beer Jelly, Iced Wine Jelly, Calacas Jelly, Chox Away Soap (in blocks), The Godmother Soap (in blocks).

And a big zip-lock bag with soap samples.

Bath Ballistics:

*First row: 3x The Ex-Factor, Twinckle, Half A Big Honey Bee Egg, Jacko.

*Second row: 2x Magic Egg, 3x Candy Fluff Egg (though they smell like Snow Fairy), 2x Honey Bee Bunny, Happy Chick, Jacko.

*Third row: 4x Big Blue, 4x Honey Bee, English Countryside Bunkin, Calavera, Keep It Fluffy Purple, So White (crushed), So White Matryoshka, Cinders Matryoshka.

*Fourth row: Big Blue, Big Blue (crushed), 2x Avobath, Ickle Baby Bot, Lil Lush Pud, Winter Bath, Cinders.

*Fifth row: 5x Think Pink, 2x Avobath.

Bubble Bar Slices:

*First row: 3x Flosty Gritter, 3x Bathos, 3x Ruby Red Slippers, 2x Candy Cane.

*Second row: Batty Cake, Love, Magic Mushroom, Dorothy, Ma Bar, Gingerbread House.

Bath Melts:

*First row: Marzibain bbs (was supposed to be with the Bubble Bar Slices), Floating Island.

*Second row: Something Wicked This Way Comes, Ceridwyn's Cauldron.

Massage Bars And Oils:

*First row: 2x Once A Year, Two Hearts Beating As One Massage Oil, 2x Wiccy Magic Muscles.

*Second row: Nutts, Black Magic, Amazonian, 2x After 8:30, Fever, Christmas, an emotibomb for in the shower, The Soft Touch Body Butter, Bewitched.

*Third row: Therapy, Shimmy Shimmy, Sexy Boy, Business Time, Sore Labours, Cosmic Dreamcatcher.

Body Lotions And Dusting Powders:

*First Row: Artemis Cream, Artemis Cream, Charlotte Island, Potion, Skin Sin, 2x Smitten, Bare Naked Lady Dusting Powder.

*Second row: Creamy Candy Lotion, Handy Gurugu, Jungle, Skinny Dip, Skinny Dip.

*Third row: B Never Body Shimmer, Sympathy For The Skin, 2x Artemis Cream, Charity Pot, Potion, Skinny Dip, Skin Sin, 3x Something Wicked This Way Comes.

*Fourth row: Mr.T dusting Powder, Candy Fluff Dusting Powder, Honey Beehave Dusting Powder, Aromacreme Deodorant Cream.

I haven't made individual picture of hair care and facial care yet, but those products are on the following picture (you'' just have to look very hard ;) ).

Some things are not on the pics btw.
That includes all my Lush perfumes (I think I have more than 20 liquid and more than 10 solid by now *blush*) and shower gel to wash my hands with (500ml Badass Gel in the kitchen and 500ml Sonic Death Monkey in the bathroom) and I probably forgot some other things as well.

So what do you think of my stash?

Until next time,