Monday, December 6, 2010


Sadly, I won't be able to post today, since I'm ill and my brain is all foggy :(.
Hopefully, I will be able to blog again tomorrow :), because I've got lots to blog about :D.

Until next time (hopefully soon ;) ),


Sunday, December 5, 2010

New Catrice Collection: Urban Baroque (January 2011)

Essence isn't the only one coming out with a Limited Edition Collection in January next year.
Catrice also has a great collection for us in store, called "Urban Baroque".

First, they have made 3 eye shadow duo's in the colours Candelabra, Feather Fan and Fleur de Lis. These are all light coloured eye shadows with pretty packaging, and they will cost €3,49 each.

There are also 3 lipsticks in this collection YAY :D!
I love the lipsticks Catrice makes, and these 3 sure are pretty.

Purple tones look good on me, so I think these would be a great catch!
The casings of the lip sticks are gorgeous, and so are the lipsticks inside ;).
The names are Marie Antoinette, Elisabeth and Victoria and the will cost €3,99 each.
I love the names btw, they are so cute!

Then, on to a very interesting product: the Illuminating Powder.
A lot of bloggers have been wanting this product, so it will probably sold out fast.
It's called Masquerade Ball and will retail at €4,49.

Isn't it a beauty!???
I love the artwork on the outside and I'm curious to what effect the Illuminating Powder will have on my skin!

There is also a powder brush to go with the Illuminating Powder.

It's a bit expensive for a Catrice brush (€4,59) but it is prettier than their normal brushes!

Also, there are 4 great polishes :).

They are pretty nude/pastel colours and bang on trend.
Available in the colours: Pearls & Chains, Barock & Rock, Princess & Ballerina and Biscuits & Cupcakes.
I don't know how much they will cost, but I'm guessing the price will be about €3,-.

Lastly, there are some stick-on tattoos.

They all have the words Urban Rebel on them.
I don't know what they are prices either.

I'm thinking about getting the Illuminating Powder and the lip sticks, and probably also the nail polishes.
I might get the eye shadows, but I definitely won't buy the tattoos.

Do you have anything of these collection on your wishlist?

Until next time,


Saturday, December 4, 2010

Review: BPAL: Ghoulish 2010 (Halloweenie)

I don't own a bottle of this one, only an imp.
Therefore, the picture above isn't mine.
Ghoulish is the bottle on the left.

This season's Ridiculous Scent! Creepy like Creepy and as spooky as Spooky, this is the scent of a black cherry and coconut amaretto confection gently laced with saffron.

Price: You can't buy them anymore since they were a Limited Edition, but the price for a bottle was probably around $17,50 for a 5 ml bottle.

Packaging: The bottle looks just like the other Bpal bottles, and the label you can see on the picture above.

How to use: If you have an imp, dab it to your wrists and then some onto your finger and dab it with your finger behind your ears, on your neck and between your breasts (if you are a woman ;) ).
If you have the bottle, use a wandcap (they are sold separately) or do what I do: use on of those
plastic things you use to stir your coffee or tea with when you are out.

Throw it away after use, this way your perfume oil stays clean :D.

In the imp: I smell something spicy and peculiar that is also sweet.

Immediately after putting it on: It smells like amaretto and almond spice too me. The scent is very strong and sweet and you can smell the liquor.

A few minutes later: The almond spice smell has become way less strong. I still smell something sweet, something spicy, some liquor like scent and something fruity.

About 15 to 30 minutes later: I smell something sweet that I think is coconut. I also smell something that is fruity, though I don't know what. I smell liquor and spice but can't identify those notes either. To me it smells exactly like liquorice allsorts (also know als English Liquorice) and especially the pink and yellow ones with coconut on the outside and liquorice on the inside.

A few pics of what liquorice allsorts looks like:

And the pink and yellow ones I was talking about:

After about an hour and a half: The scent is getting deeper. It's a little less sweet and and the notes are blending better into one whole scent.
I still think its liquorice allsorts in a bottle an I love it.
When I look at the notes that are in there and I smell my wrists, I can identify the individual notes.
The amaretto was the most prominent smell when I first put it on, but now isn't that strong anymore. It has combined with the sweetness of the coconut, though I smell the coconut much stronger. The fruit that I smelled appears to be the black cherry. The black cherry note is sweet and fruity, but not sugary sweet, more like fruity sweet.
I don't know what saffron smells like but I do smells something lightly spicy that must be the saffron.

After that, Ghoulish gets less coconutty over time. It becomes less sweet and more mellow I think.
To me it seems that the coconut and amaretto notes are becoming less noticeable with the saffron getting stronger and the black cherry is also more noticeable.
Still all the notes are there.
The liquorice allsorts scent is changing into something lighter, but it is still there, just different.

*great smelling perfume oil
*cute label
*a bottle will last you ages
*not tested on animals
*not very expensive ($17,50 is approx. €13,21)

*this perfume was a Limited Edition, so not available on the BPAL website anymore :(, only on ebay and it will probably cost a lot this way (or you can buy/trade it on the BPAL Forum!)

Verdict: Great perfume oil that smells exactly like liquorice all sorts!!!
After a few hours the scent starts to fade and changes into a milder scent.
I think this is probably one of those perfume oils that you have to reapply during the day if you want to keep smelling like liquorice allsorts.
If you don't mind the changing scents during the day, there is no need to re-apply, because even after a few hours this perfume will still smell great, just different!
Like most BPAL perfumes, this one keeps changing throughout the day.
All the notes are still there but one moment one note is stronger and 30 minutes later another note is stronger. So basically, you are wearing a different version of the same scent all day long, and the version keeps changing and changing during the day :D!
This is what makes BPAL perfume so interesting and exciting.

Rating: I give this an 8 because the resemblance of liquorice allsorts is genius!
If the scent remained the same for longer I would have given it a 9.

Would I buy this again: yes.

Is it bottle worthy: if you like foody scents (perfume that smells like foods you know) or if you like weird/strange/peculiar/odd/unique/etc. scents, this definitely is bottle worthy!!!

Have you tried any of the weenies?
And do you like the taste of liquorice allsorts?

Until next time,


Friday, December 3, 2010

New Essence Collection: I Love Berlin (January 2011)

Essence usually has a limited edition collection every month or every two months.
For January 2011, that limited edition collection is called "I Love Berlin".
This collection was made in collaboration with the winner of the "Be A Trendmaker" competition, Yasmin Teufert.

Are you curious about this collection?
Then keep on reading!

As you can probably guess, this collection was inspired by Berlin.
In this collection you find a lot of bright colours and it's definitely a different collection than the previous ones by Essence.

These Eye Liners are called (from left to right): Love This City, Green Grass, Buddy Bear, Berlin Story and I'm A Berliner.
They will retail for €1,99 which is a good price.
I especially love the green one (Green Grass), though I would love to own them all, since the colours are so versatile and you can make great looks with them.

Next up is a pretty eye shadow palette with 9(!!!) eye shadow colours!
You can make a lot of looks with that :D.

The outside of the palette is already gorgeous and cheerful.
This would be a great palette to carry in your purse/bag.

As you can see, there are some pastel and neutral colours in there, but also a dark blue, bright red and a black colour.
The name of this palette is Style Victim and it will cost €3,49.

Also in the collection are some cooling eye pads.

You simple put them in the fridge and then on your eyes so you can relax and your eyes can cool down, It would probably help against dark circles and under-eye puffiness as well :D.
This product is called Cool Down and will be priced at €2,49.
Since you can use these pads again and again, this is a bargain!

There aren't any lip sticks or lip glosses in this collection, BUT there are two lip balms :D.

The pink one is called Love This City and the other one is called City Lights.
They will be sold for €1,99 each.
I'm mostly curious about the pink one.
I think that one will look great!

Then on to the nail products!!!
For this collection Essence has made 5 nail polishes, 2 matte tip painters, 2 sets of nail stickers and a nail file to be used with the nail stickers.

These stickers cover your whole nail, so you used them instead of nail polish.
The designs are called Berli-Nail and Berlin Calling and retail for €1,99 each.
Though I think it's original, I don't think I want to walk around with these designs on my nails, so I won't be looking out for these.

There is also a nail file to be used with these nail stickers.
You use it after putting the stickers on your nails to file the edges smooth.

This one costs €1,29.

I really love the nail polishes in this collection.
They are so different!

From left to right: Love This City, I'm A Berliner, Green Grass, Buddy Bear and Berlin Story.
As you can see, these polishes match the eye liners so you can match your nail polish to your eye liner :D.
Love This City and I'm A Berliner are pastel colours, Green Grass and Buddy Bear are bright colours and Berlin Story is a black colour.
These great polishes will retail for €1,79 each, which is amazingly cheap!

Green Grass is my absolute favourite here, and if it looks like the promo pic I will definitely need more than 1 bottle!
I probably want the other polishes as well though *blush*.

And last, but not least, the matte tip painters :D.

These matte tip painters come in two colours: Berlin Story and Green Grass.
Needless to say, I want them both ;).
I don't own any tip painters or stripers yet, so these would really come in handy!
They will cost €1,99 each, which is cheap to me.

Anyway, these are all the products of this Essence collection.
It will be in stores in January and in the Netherlands you can find it at Kruidvat (and maybe at Trekpleister).

Will you be looking out for some of these products?

Until next time,


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Review: Catrice: Multi Colour Compact Powder 010 Rose Beige

And....another Catrice review today ;).

Today it's Catrice Multi Colour Compact Powder.
This product is sold in two colours and I own 010 Rose Beige.

Price: I can't remember the exact price since I bought it a month ago, but I think it was approximately €4.

Packaging: It's round and see-through with golden letters on it. The compact powder is easy to open and easy to close.

Consistency: It's a very soft powder that's easy to use and isn't very crumbly.

As you can see, the powder has a pretty pattern :).

How to use: You use a big powder brush or a kabuki brush (or a blush brush if you don't have anything else) and sweep it trough the pan. Then tap the brush with your finger to get rid of the excess powder. Now you can apply it on your face using circular motions (if you use the kabuki) or regular strokes (if you use the powder brush or blush brush). Make sure you don't use to much or your face will get too matte and you wrinkles will show more. You don't have to powder your complete face either. Sometimes it can be enough to use some powder on specific places (like where you used concealer or foundation, to set it, or on on shiny places).

The result: I expected this powder to make me look a bit ashy and to emphasize my wrinkles (they are not huge, but like most people I have them too ;) ), but that was not the case.
To my surprise my wrinkles did not show and my complexion was glowing.
This compact powder is much better than what I'm used to and I love it!!!

I don't have any pictures of me wearing it, since my camera isn't good enough to show the difference between wearing the powder and not wearing the powder, but I have swatched it on my fingers.

*not very expensive (approx. €4)
*not a limited edition, so easy to come by :)
*soft texture
*the powder isn't crumbly
*doesn't make you skin look ashy
*doesn't emphasize your wrinkles
*the packaging opens and closes easy
*Catrice doesn't test on animals
*makes your skin glow :D
*the powder has a pretty pattern
*suitable for pale faces

I really can't think of any cons!

Verdict: Great compact powder that doesn't make your skin ashy or emphasize your wrinkles. It's well-prices and easy to come by and the packaging opens and closes easily. The powder has a pretty pattern and the powder isn't crumbly. It's easy to use and gives your skin a nice glow.
Also, Catrice doesn't test on animals and this powder is suitable for pale faces!!!

Rating: I give this an 8 because it's a good product, but probably not as good as high-end (though I've never tried that) and doesn't have extreme cover (it's sheer).

Would I buy this product again: yes!

Until next time,


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Review: Catrice: Bright Blush C01 Tickled Pink

This blush by Catrice was a limited edition from the limited edition line "Expect The Unexpected" that was sold a few months back.

It is a really bright blush, and sadly the pictures don't do it justice.

I forgot the make a picture of the back of the blush, sorry!

As you can see it's a really bright pink colour that would probably look good on most people.
You can apply it REALLY bright and heavy (IF you would want to do so) but also very subtle (which is more my style ;) ).

Swatched on my finger tips:

The packaging is very pretty.
This blush has a packaging that is very solid, easy to open and pretty.
Unfortunately, it doesn't close very well :S.
On the front you find the name of the brand and the type of product, and on the back you find a label with the name and number of the colour and some additial information.

This blush contains 8g and it cost me between €3 en €4, which isn't expensive at all!

The fragrance is nice and not stinky at all and the powder feels very soft on your skin, but isn't crumbly!

*can be applied subtle or heavy (pretty pigmented)
*colour that suits most people
*pretty packaging that's solid and easy to open
*smells nice
*soft powder that isn't crumbly
*Catrice doesn't test on animals!

*it was a limited edition that isn't available anymore
*the packaging doesn't really close

Conclusion: Great blush that can be applied both very subtle and very heavy. The colour suites most skin tones (except very dark ones), the formula is soft but not crumbly and the blush is cheap and not tested on animals. Sadly, it was a limited edition so hard to come by and the lid of the product doesn't really close.

Rating: I would rate this product an 8 because it isn't easy to come by and the packaging doesn't really close.

Would I buy this product again: yes.

Have you tried any blushes by Catrice?

Until next time,


Project 120 Pan

It's only been a few days since the last products, but I've used up 5 products since, so I thought updating would be a good idea ;).

Here's what I have finished so far:

Whole Products:
1-Pot Enzymion Moisturiser (Lush)
2-Sugar Babe Sugar Scrub (Lush)
3-Wiccy Magic Muscles Massage Bar (Lush)
4-Happy Pill Ballistic (Lush)
5-Eau-Roma Water (Lush)
6-Dreamwash Shower Smoothie (Lush)
7-Small pot (30g) Sweetie Pie Whipped Body Butter (The Secret Garden)
8-Dream Cream (Lush)
9-Coconut Leg And Body Scrub (Inecto)
10-50 ml scrub (Kring Apotheek)
11-500g Rub Rub Rub SG (Lush)
12-small (not official MMU pot) Body Butter in the scent: Snowcake's A La Orange (MMU)
13-250g Taai Taai SG (Lush)
14-200ml Lotus Petal Body Lotion (The Body Shop)
15-Ickle Baby Bot Bath Ballistic (Lush)
16-Deo Roller Mild & Soft (8X4)
17-Ginger Snapped Smooch! (Villainess)
18-Travel Size Pot Creme Anglaise Body Lotion (B Never)
19-Bottle of Lactacyd
20-Bottle of Lactacyd
21-Smashing Smooch! (Villainess)
22-Ginger Snapped Whipped! (Villainess)
23-150 ml Jardins des Îles de Polynésie aux fleurs de tiaré SG (Yves Rocher)
24-Coconut Leg And Body Scrub (Inecto)
25-Raspberry Swirl Smooch! (Villainess)
26-Jardins Du Monde Deodorant Roll-On Lotus Flower (Yves Rocher)
27-Beautiful Twists Shagadelic Watermelon Kisses Lip Balm (Ella Dean)
28-Big Buffy (Lush)
29-Small pot (30g) Honey Toffee (Lush HIWTK dupe) Whipped Body Butter (The Secret Garden)
30-Small pot (30g) Honey Toffee (Lush HIWTK dupe) Whipped Body Butter (The Secret Garden)
31-500g American Cream Conditioner (Lush)
32-small (not official MMU pot) Body Butter in the scent: Snowcake's A La Orange (MMU)
33-Packet of red hair dye (holiday)
34-Packet of red hair dye (holiday)
35-Business Time Massage Bar (Lush)
36-Healthy Gums Pomegranate Toothpaste (Dr. Organic)
37-small 50ml bottle Potion Lotion (Lush)
38-Cherry Cordial Smack! (2 scoops of chocolate mousse, 1 scoup of vanilla bean and 1 scoup of cherries jubilee) (Villainess)
39-The Comforter Body Lotion 225g (Lush)
40-You Snap The Whip 95g, a body butter with scrub (Lush)
41-T Tree Toner Tab 5g (Lush)
42-Dr van der Hoog ClearSkin Scrubgel 100ml, a facewash with scrub (Dr van der Hoog)
43-Solar Expertise Suncream with spf 50 (L'Oreal)
44-Tooth Paste (Pearl Drops)
45-Strawberry Santa Jelly (Lush)
46-Jardins Du Monde Deodorant Roll-On Lotus Flower (Yves Rocher)
47-small (not official MMU pot) Body Butter in the scent: Snowcake's A La Orange (MMU)
48-small (not official MMU pot) Body Butter in the scent: Snowcake's A La Orange (MMU)
49-Gloop Smooch! (marshmellow and cocoa scented body scrub) (Villainess)
50-Small pot of Charity Pot 50g (Lush)
51-Bottle of Lactacyd
52-You Snap The Whip Scrub 95g(Lush)
53-H'Suan Wen Hua 225g (Lush)
54-Inecto Coconut Oil Conditioner 500ml (Inecto)
55-Small 50ml bottle of Have A Bath Or Shower (showergel) in Sex Magnet (Lush Sex Bomb Dupe) (MMU)
56-Sweet Asa Steam Cream ±45g (B Never)
57-Enzymion Moisturiser 45g (Lush)
58-Re-Finish Micro-Dermabrasion for the face 60ml (L'Oreal)
59-Make-up Ckeansing wipes 25 pieces (Demake-Up)
60-Magic Bath Ballistic (Lush)
61-Deo Roller Mild & Soft (8X4)
62-50 ml Taai Taai Shower Gel (Lush)
63-A package of cotton pads
64-Sugar Babe Sugar scrub (Lush)
65-Supernova Bath Ballistic (Lush)
66-Supernova Bath Ballistic (lush)
67-Sunscreen with spf 30 (L'Oreal)
68-Big Buffy (Lush)
69-Sweet Japanese Girl (Lush)
70-Hybrid Shampoo Bar (Lush)
71-You Snap The Whip Body Butter/Scrub (Lush)
72-100ml Yummy Yummy Yummy Shower Gel (Lush)
73-50ml Uluru Shower Gel (Lush)
74-Snow Scrub (B Never)
75-250ml rehab Shampoo (Lush)
76-Tea Tree Blackhead Exfoliating Wash (The Body Shop)
78-imp of Bathsheba perfume oil (Bpal)
79-A package of cotton pads
80-Jardins Du Monde Anti-Perspirant Deo With Lime From Mexico (Yves Rocher)
81-Jardins Du Monde Anti-Perspirant Deo With Lime From Mexico (Yves Rocher)
82-Bottle of Lactacyd
83-American Cream Conditioner 500g (Lush)
84-Snow Fairy Shower Gel 100ml (Lush)
85-Space Girl Ballistic (Lush)
86-Space Girl Ballistic (Lush)
87-Aura Suavis Shower Gel 100ml (Lush)
88-Avoshower Shower Gel 100ml (Lush)
89-Ingrow Go Ingrown Hair Solution 120ml (Skin Doctors)
90-I Love Juicy Shampoo 250ml (Lush)
91-Pure-Extra Strong Daily Purifying Pads (Garnier Skin Naturals)
92-Fluffy Stuff Cream Soap in the scent "Hot Tranny Mess" (Lush Rockstar Dupe) 4 oz (Grumpy Girl)
93-Blackberry Bath Bomb (Lush)
94-Blackberry Bath Bomb (Lush)
95-You Snap The Whip Scrub 95g(Lush)
96-Face Smooch Silk & Cyanide 112 g (Villainess)
97-Pure Calmille Cleansing Wipes Extra Soft 20 pieces (Yves Rocher)
98-Pure Calmille Cleansing Wipes Extra Soft 20 pieces (Yves Rocher)
99-Just Desserts Smooch! (Villainess)
100-High Gloss Definition Colour 5.60 Mokka Cognac Hair Dye (Rubella)
101-High Gloss Definition Colour 5.60 Mokka Cognac Hair Dye (Rubella)
102-Rice & Bamboo Shampoo For Dry And Damaged Hair 250ml (Suhada Nature)
103-Rice & Ginger Facial Scrub 80g (Suhada Nature)
104-Cherry Peel Peeling Mask Anti Dulling Action 40 ml (COSMENCE)
105-Pink Grapefruit Shower Gel 250ml (The Body Shop)
106-Carrot Moisture Cream 50ml (The Body Shop)
107-Dirty Face Scrub 240g (B Never)
108-Pure Coconut Oil Moisture Infusing Conditioner 500ml (Inecto)
109-Ocean Salt Facial Scrub 250g (Lush)
110-Dirty Shaving Cream 240g (Bnever)
111-Body Fruits Mango & Papaya Body Scrub 200ml (Kruidvat)
112-Body Fruits Coconut & Shea Butter Body Scrub 200ml (Kruidvat)
113-Beautiful Face Avocado & Oatmeal Purifying Clay Masque 150g (Freeman)

Samples and partial products:
-Sample of The Comforter Bubble Bar Slice (Lush)
-50ml Okra Conditioner (Lush)
-A tiny block of Spice Curls Soap (Lush)
-Official Lush Sample of Creme Anglaise (Lush)
-Small piece of Alkmaar soap in the form of a flower (Lush)
-50 ml B Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful SG (B Never)
-Flosty Gritter BBS Sample (Lush)
-Official Lush Sample of Forever in Bloom Conditioner (Lush)
-Seaweed Day Cream Sample (The Body Shop)
-Sample of Schnuggle (Lush)
-50 ml Taai Taai Shower Gel (Lush)
-50 ml Blue Skies SG (Lush)
-50 ml Butterball SG (Lush)
-50 ml Ice Blue Shampoo (Lush)
-50 ml Ice Blue Shampoo (Lush)
-50 ml Chai SG (Lush)
-50 ml Happy 4 Sad SG (Lush)
-50 ml Big Shampoo (Lush)
-50 ml 13 Rabbits SG (Lush)
-50 ml Reatread Conditioner (Lush)
-50 ml Almond And Coconut Smoothie (Lush)
-50 ml Coconut Conditioner (Inecto)
-Sample of Honey Touch Body Cream (Rituals)
-Sample of Sweet Lemon Body Scrub (The Body Shop)
-Small block of Rockstar Soap (Lush)
-50 ml Slammer Shower Gel (Lush)
-Half block (50g) of Angel's Delight soap (Lush)
-A quarter block (25g) of 13 Soap (Unlucky For Dirt) (Lush)
-A big sample of Fresh Farmacy (Lush)
-A very big sample of Honey Waffle Soap (Lush)
-A very small sample of Neeltje Soap (NizzySoap)
-Lush made sample ofTurkish Delight Shower Smoothie (Lush)
-Large sample of Bamboo Scrub (Lure Beauty)
-Small pot of Foaming Shower Merengue in the scen "Candy's Sweet Love" (MMU)
-Small pot of Foaming Shower Merengue in the scent "Clementine Smoothie" (MMU)
-Small pot of Foaming Shower Merengue in the scent "Floating Oasis" (MMU)
-Small pot of Handy Wash in the scent "Pin Up Girl" (MMU)
-Small pot of My Little Hand Scrub in the scent "Blood Orange Cotton Candy" (MMU)
-1/4 of A Sugar Babe Sugar Scrub (Lush)
-1/2 of Brimstone Scrub (Lush)
-Small pot of Raspberry Body Scrub (The Body Shop)
-50 ml Sonic Death Monkey Shower Gel (Lush)
-sample of Honey I Washed The Kids Soap (Lush)
-sample of Temptation Soap (Lush)

Everything in yellow is newly used up.
I did not finish any samples this time, but I did finish 5 profucts.
I've reached 113 products, which means I've finished Project 110 Pan, and I'm on to the 120 pan.

So, how many products have you used up?

Until next time,


Monday, November 29, 2010

Review: Catrice: Absolute Eye Colour in 010 Mars Attacks

I bought some products of the new and improved make-up line by Catrice a few weeks back, and I thought it was about time I show you the pics and swatches :D!

First up: Catrice Absolute Eye Colour in 010 Mars Attacks

This eye shadow duo contains a very shimmery dark green and a matte very light green that is almost a mint green without any hint of blue.

The packaging is really nice, much better than the packaging they had before.
It ain't fragile or difficult to open (like the MNY eye shadows are).
You get 3g of these fabulous eye shadow for around €3 (forgot the exact prize and can't find the receipt, sorry!).

When you look at the swatches, you see that the dark green is almost black-green:

It's much darker than I had expected, but nevertheless gorgeous!
On the left you see the dark colour lightly applied, in the middle the dark green applied normal, and on the right the light green applied normal.

The dark green is very dark and very pigmented.
The light green was not so pigmented, but it might be different used on an eye shadow base and used on my actual eye ;).

The eye shadows are soft and not too crumbly.
The colours are pretty, very pigmented and easy to blend.

I would rate the dark green a 9 and the light green a 6 (because it isn't that great!).

I would recommend this eye shadow duo for the dark green, since it's awesome.
Also, I love the name :D.
It's the name of a Tim Burton movie about aliens and it's pretty funny!

Stay tuned for some more reviews and swatches!

Until next time,


Review : The Color Workshop: Lip Gloss

Today I will review some lip glosses by The Color Workshop that I bought a few weeks ago.
The Color Workshop is a cheap make-up brand that you can buy at some drugstores (Kruidvat and Trekpleister) in the Netherlands.
The prices of their products are low, but the quality isn't that great either.

I bought a set of lip glosses for a few euro's (probably didn't cost me more than €2,-).
Each lip gloss contains 3,3 ml of gloss, and sadly, there aren't any names or numbers on it to tell you what color it is :S.

Anyway, I have a clear gloss and a peach gloss with glitters and shimmer :D.

The clear gloss looks really clear on my lips:

It doesn't feel sticky and the lasting power is ok.
I think this one is nice to wear over a lipstick.

I like the shimmery peach a lot better!
It isn't as pigmented as I hoped it would be, but it does give my lips a bit of colour and some nice shimmer :D.

(Sorry for the blurry pic, but it shows the colour well, and also the shimmer!).
The colour is subdued and the shimmer isn't too much, so this gloss is great for wearing to work or school and when you can't/don't want to wear too much make-up.

The glosses smell sweet and fruity (which I like) and aren't sticky.
Also they last longer than I expected.

*nice smell
*lasts long enough
*nice subtle gloss

*even though it's cheap, the glosses are very small!
*there aren't any numbers or names on the glosses to tell you which colour it is
*the glosses are a bit difficult to open
*they aren't very pigmented, so if that's what you are looking for this isn't for you.

Conslusion: cheap lip gloss that smells nice and looks ok. They aren't sticky and last ok, but the glosses are small and don't have any name/numbers and aren't very pigmented.
This probably isn't suited for most people, but it's nice if you don't like to wear make-up very often and want it to be subtle, and also to give to children/teenagers as their first lip gloss.

Rating: I would rate this a 6, since it ain't bad but not good either.

Would I buy this product again: no.

Have you tried anything by The Color Workshop?

Until next time,