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,


Project ... Pan

I haven't been able to blog in a while, and in my absence I've used up some products, so it's time for an update ;).

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)
114-Small (not official MMU pot) Body Butter in the scent: Snowcake's A La Orange (MMU)
115-Small (not official MMU pot) Body Butter in the scent: Snowcake's A La Orange (MMU)
116-Body Fruits Cranberry & Pomegranate Body Scrub 200ml (Kruidvat)
117-Just Desserts Smooch! 198g (Villainess)
118-Mild Eye Make-up Cleanser (not waterproof) 125ml (Yves Rocher)
119-Shaving Oil For Sensitive Skin 15ml (Etos)
120-Hydra Specific Toner 150ml (Yves Rocher)
121-High Impact Curling Mascara 01 Black 2,5ml (Clinique)
122-Sugar Babe Sugar Scrub 100g (Lush)
123-Hydra Specific Moisturising Day Cream 50ml (Yves Rocher)
124-Jardins Du Monde Mexican Lime Deodorant Roll-On 50ml (Yves Rocher)
125-Spa Energie Vitale 3 in 1 Anti-Cellulite Care 150ml (Yves Rocher)
126-Imp of Sybaris Perfume Oil (BPAL)
127-Imp of Frumious Bandersnatch Perfume Oil (BPAL)
128-A Package of cotton pads
129-A Package of cotton pads
130-A Package of cotton pads
131-A Package of cotton pads

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)
-50ml Rehab Shampoo (Lush)
-(offical Lush) sample of Stepping Stone Foot Scrub (Lush)
-sample of Miranda Soap (Lush)
-a soap sample, can't remember the name, though the soap was lovely (Grumpy Girl)
-big sample of Sugar Scrub (Lush0
-big sample of Fairy Tale Sugar Scrub (Lush)

Everything in red is newly used up.
I finished 18 whole products and 6 samples, not a bad score ;).
I finished the project 120 pan and the 130 pan and I've started on the 140 pan :D.
It won't be long until I've finished 150 products (yay milestone!!!) :D.

So, how many products have you used up?

Until next time,


Friday, January 7, 2011

Cosmetics Of The Day

A new year deserves a new kind of post, and it is Cosmetics Of The Day.
In these posts I will tell you what I've used today (so far) or sometimes what I've used the day before.

What I've used today (so far ;) ):

-Hamamelis 3-in-1 Shampoo (Yves Rocher)
-Dark Angels Facial Scrub (Lush)
-Pure Calmille Cleansing Lotion (Yves Rocher)
-Enchanted Eye Cream (Lush)
-Pure Calmille Moisturising Face Gel (Yves Rocher)
-Bubblegum Lip Scrub (Lush)
-Merry Cranberry Lip Balm (The Body Shop)
-Chai Shower Gel (Lush)
-Lactacyd (Lactacyd)
-Fairy Tail Sugar Scrub (Lush)
-Shave And Cream Shower Cream (Cien)
-Passion Fruit Shower Gel (The Body Shop)
-Passion Fruit Body Butter (The Body Shop)
-Jardins Du Monde Cotton Flower From India Deodorant Roll-On (Yves Rocher)
-B-Electro Soap (Lush)
-Jungle Soap (Lush)
-Kurukulla Perfume Oil (Bpal)
-Almond Oil Daily Hand & Nail Cream (The Body Shop)
-Once A Year Massage Bar (Lush)
-Repairing Lip Balm With Karité Butter (Yves Rocher)
-Waterproof Mascara (Essence)

Bpal: 1 product
Cien: 1 product
Essence: 1 product
Lactacyd: 1 product
Lush: 8 products
The Body Shop: 4 products
Yves Rocher: 5 products

Total: 21 products

So, today I mostly used products by Lush, The Body Shop and Yves Rocher, with Lush being the winner at 8 products.
I wonder what brand I will use most tomorrow.

If I use more products today I will update this post.

What brands do you use the most?

Until next time,