Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Origins Super Spot Remover

Normal versus Super

My skin has improved considerably. (Keeping my fingers crossed!!) (〃゚∇゚〃)

However, there's just one little problem that I have yet to overcome. The pimples on my forehead. I haven't been treating them with any harsh acne product just because I thought it would be the best if my skin deals with them on its own. But it looks like they just won't disappear no matter what. When one pimple was gone I'd usually find a new one growing at a different spot (on my forehead) and it was driving me nuts! (* ´Д゜*)

I tried to figure out what the reason was so I started to watch my diet, my sleep, changing pillow cases and towels but none of them helped.

That's when I decided it is about time to resort to more effective ways to get rid of the little relapsing enemies. (〃⊃ω⊂〃)I remembered a friend talking about a product called Spot Remover from Origins so I asked her about it the other day. (* ̄ー ̄*)She's a very sweet and nice person, because she offered me to take her bottle and try it before buying. Not that she needs acne treatment anyways with her amazing flawless skin!! (*^〜^*)

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

My lips but better

I'm not much of a lip stick wearer in fact I prefer glosses. When choosing a lip gloss  I like to go for either pink or neutral colored ones because my everyday look is in fact very simple. (*´・ω・`*)

Shiny Terra is a brownish pink shade which adds this extra bit of shimmer and glossy shine to my lips.(*^3^)

Saturday, August 27, 2011

A missing brush

I wonder why...... why does it have to be that specific one?

Last year I purchased the Zoeva Eye Definition set, it's a brush set of 6 wonderful brushes but I never used any of them. Shame on me. (o¬ω¬o) But the pouch is very nice indeed. lol

The other day I was in such a rush and to my horror I couldn't find a single clean eyeliner brush... That's when I remembered  the Zoeva set and quickly opened the little pouch only to see that there aren't 6 but only 5 brushes left inside. Guess what? The emergency eyeliner brush was not there! In the end I had to stick with eyeliner pencil which turned out to be a disaster since I had to hurry with doing my makeup. I suck at drawing eyeliner when being under time pressure. (ー’д`ー;)

It's bitter that I lost a brush that plays such a major role in my daily make up routine. Serves me right because I haven't paid much attention to the set right from the beginning. Boo! (;¬д¬) I'm not overly superstitious but when bad things are accumulating I like to think that's divine punishment.... ( -ω-)

Friday, August 26, 2011

Summende Plagegeister

Ehrlich gestanden hatte ich letzte Nacht keine erholsame Nachtruhe gehabt....

Erst waren es die Wespen, jetzt sind es die Mücken. (▼皿▼) Ich habe mir mindestens 6(!!!!) Mückenstiche an einem einzigen Abend eingefangen und es juckt so gemein. Die ganze Nacht über konnte ich kaum schlafen weil ich mich immer wieder an irgendeiner Stelle kratzen musste. Bin sogar davon aufgewacht! Wie schlimm ist das denn? (*x_x)Tagsüber reiße ich mich noch zusammen - aber nur gerade so - doch abends kann ich leider nicht gegen das Gefühl ankämpfen bzw. ist es für mich nicht mehr kontrollierbar. 

Jetzt habe ich zwei dicke Boller, einmal am Fuss und einmal an der Kniekehle. Ui ist das fies!! Wie es der Zufall aber so will ist komischerweise nur meine rechte Körperseite betroffen, links habe ich keinen einzigen Stich abbekommen. haha... (・∀・*)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Alverde Body Spray Grapefruit Kiwi

Do you like to use this type of product? There are various names such as body splash, body mist and body spray etc. in the end they're all the same to me. ( *~∇~)

Pampelmuse means grapefruit, btw. I don't use this word though. Prefer grapefruit over Pampelmuse. lol

I meant to write about this product a long time ago because I thought it's great for hot summer days. Sadly this year's summer was kind of non-existent and I ended up forgetting about this spray altogether. (;☆ω☆)

Even though it's called summer edition I still spotted these in several DM shops a couple of weeks ago. Please hurry if you want to grab a bottle. There's another fragrance available called Water Mint but grapefruit and kiwi sounded more appealing to me. (●゚д゚●)

Monday, August 22, 2011

My Alverde lip gloss collection

It's no secret that I'm obsessed with two things: Hand cream and lip gloss/care. (*/////∇/////*) Today I want to talk about the latter.

I've included all lip glosses that I own from the brand Alverde, even the ones from limited editions or discontinued shades. This is not a review, it should be treated as a sort of overview instead, hence I won't give details such as comfort, stickiness, lasting power, flavor/scent, price, ingredients etc.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Learn it the proper way

Let me tell you one thing, swatching is not easy!! (TεT)

There are still a lot of things for me to learn and I will work on that.(●ゝω・)One thing that I learned for sure - use your fingers! It really works better this way even though I wished I could use a cotton pad instead. lol (*/////∇/////*)

Fuchsia Rose is a nice soft pink shade with shimmer. But it's not over the top and gives you a healthy rosy cheeks look. I don't feel the need to reapply this during the day. However, it is true that you need quite a bit of product to make it shows up on your face when you're darker than NC20. One swipe with your brush is probably not enough. I'm fine with that though. (-∀-。)

Antique Rose is a loose powder blush in a reddish plum shade without any shimmery particles in it. It looked quite sheer on my underarm last time so I decided to post a better swatch and while I'm at it, there's another swatch of Fuchsia Rose as well.

On a random note, I've started to care more for my underarms. lol (*´∀`*) I often forget to use body lotion especially during summer...

Friday, August 19, 2011

Alterra Lip Balm Chamomile

In Germany there is a wide choice of different brands carrying affordable organic products. My favorite brands are Alverde and Alterra. They are home brands from two different drugstores and I usually prefer to buy Alverde but that's just my personal preference. lol (=∇=)ノ

However, there's one product from Alterra that I keep repurchasing over and over. For years. It is cheap, does a good job in keeping my lips soft and moisturized plus it's organic with certification approved by BDIH. ヾ(●⌒∇⌒●)ノ

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Alverde Mineral Blush Antique Rose

As I mentioned earlier the organic drugstore brand Alverde is going to discontinue some products. ( ̄ヘ ̄) However, what surprises me the most is that some best-sellers are getting discontinued as well! I'm talking about their baked eyeshadows and blushes which are super in terms of pigmentation and quality.

After I learned from the bad news through Liv I rushed to DM (the drugstore's name, btw) the next day to grab some products before the clearance sale starts. I'm sure as soon as clearance starts I won't be able to get hold of anything because everything is sold out already. (☆o◎) Yes, I'm really lucky.

So I got the mineral blush in the shade "Antique Rose".

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Alverde Aqua Augen Roll-On Perle

It's been a while since I've talked about eye care products, didn't I? It's about time to continue with my series. Actually this product is not a cream but oh well... (^ー^;)It caught my interest because I often wake up with eyes like that (◎ー◎)and I heard that products with cooling effect should work great and may help to reduce the puffiness....

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Thoughts on several things....

There are times when I really consider myself living under a rock. (;~∀~)

I tend to miss out on all the important news. Don't get me wrong I'm just talking about beauty news and gossip. lol (。・Д・。) First of all, thanks to Liv for the update on the Alverde news because it is something that I didn't know.  To make it short, my favorite natural cosmetics (drugstore) brand is going to discontinue some of their products. Quite shocking news for me because there are a bunch of items that just went into the permanent range not too long ago and now they decided to part with them? Perhaps the wrongest decision ever! Actually I've wanted to share my thoughts on some specific products that are amazing in both performance and price.... overall great deals. (=・ω・=)

The other thing is that video on youtube:

I kid you not but I was so moved by his voice that I had teary eyes after watching this video. Of course, I don't deny that I got affected by his sad upbringing and past as well! Sure, it's a good selling point, a great talent with such a sad childhood. You can't help but to feel sorry for him, yet he doesn't want to be looked at that way - a pitiful creature. To be very honest, I cannot imagine how his life has been throughout the years. And I don't want to. It will make me so very sad to imagine a young boy living on the streets with no parent, that there was nobody who cared for him. Basically you just don't know if you'll still be living by tomorrow because you have no money, no food, no place to sleep!! Omg... How is that possible in South Korea? 。・゚゚・(┳Д┳)・゚゚・。

I'm not good when dealing with sad stories..... 

Friday, August 12, 2011

Greetings from far away

...... or from my home country!! ヽ(*⌒∇⌒*)ノ

My auntie just got back from Hongkong a couple of days ago and she brought me some snacks and 月餅 aka mooncake. I like mooncake. (*^▽^*) But I'm not familiar with Chinese festivals since we never celebrated any of them. Yes, including Chinese New Year.... (*´Д`*)

I didn't mind when I was younger but as I got older it really feels like something is missing from my culture.

Sometimes when the entire world is talking about an event which I cannot relate to I feel left out. Just a little bit. Actually I'm happy as long as I get the chance to eat. lol

In the meanwhile I'm enjoying my yummy mooncake along with a cup of green tea with cherry blossoms which is also a souvenir that I got from some weeks ago. I guess this makes today somewhat special to me even though the combo is a little bit mismatching, Chinese mooncake and Japanese green tea? Uh never mind. lol (*´∀`*)

Hey I know it's still a long way until 中秋節 but I don't like to wait and my mom said it's okay to eat one of the mooncakes. Besides, what's the point of putting them away for a month? They aren't fresh anymore. Why do I find myself making excuses....(~O~)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Das Genie beherrscht das Chaos

........ denn Ordnung braucht nur der Dumme. ヽ(*≧ω≦)ノ 

Tja, wenn es nur so einfach wäre lieber Herr Einstein.

Aber ich kann wirklich nicht mehr!! Dieses schreckliche Chaos in meinem Kleiderschrank muss beseitigt werden und zwar so bald wie möglich bevor ich mich selber darin verliere! ヽ(≧Д≦)ノ Habe gestern verzweifelt nach einem bestimmten Top gesucht und gefühlte 20 Minuten damit verbracht die Tiefen meines Schrankes zu erkunden durchforsten. Ja, es musste unbedingt dieses eine Top sein, ein anderes kam üüüüüüberhaupt nicht in Frage! Typisch Frau eben. (。┰ω┰。) 

Am Ende war mein gesamter Schrankinhalt auf dem Bett ausgebreitet und bestand nur noch aus einem einzigen großen Kleiderhaufen. Dieser Anblick war beängstigend! Ich habe nicht gezählt wie oft ich innerlich an das S-C-H Wort gedacht habe. (〃▽〃)

Jedenfalls habe ich jetzt endgültig beschlossen dass aufgeräumt werden muss!! Es kann und darf so nicht mehr weitergehen.... Kaum vorstellbar wie sehr meine gesamte Lebensqualität unter einer so banalen Sache leidet und wieviel Zeit meines Lebens ich mit Wühlen beschäftigt war. Bestimmt bin ich mit den Wühlmäusen und Maulwürfen verwandt. (;☆ω☆)

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Alverde Rose Garden LE

Oh the Rose Garden Collection~ (●ゝω・)This brings back memories.

I did not go crazy on this collection because I dislike the packaging since it's only made of cardboard. The colors aren't special either so I just bought a couple of things. At that time I didn't know that this collection was the highlight of the Alverde makeup range. Seriously. After that they just came up with limited editions full of garbage items. (*-ω-) Very disappointing indeed.

If you're interested to see swatches please proceed here. Please let me warn you that this collection is a very old one and you can't get the products any longer unless you're lucky to find them on a blog sale. I'm sorry.... Just happened to clean out my stash and surprisingly rediscovered some items....

Dr. Hauschka Cleansing Clay Mask

Last time I've talked about the Dr. Hauschka facial steam bath and today's post will be about a product that is highly recommended to use directly after the steam bath.

Info stolen taken from the Dr. Hauschka website:

    Deep-cleansing intensive care
    Witch hazel and daisy extracts with their deep-cleansing, invigorating properties are at work in the Dr.Hauschka Cleansing Clay Mask. Blackheads and hyperkeratinized skin are gently detached. The nasturtium has a soothing effect on reddened, sensitive skin.

Monday, August 8, 2011

It's Sho(e) time

Came up with a silly self-made pun because sometimes I just cannot resist to say something lame to ridicule myself.... (*/////∇/////*)

Anyways, I bought a new pair of shoes. Another great bargain next to my new friend called Tassimo. Seriously I must look like a hardcore bargain hunter to you but to be honest, I am not. Not really. Just on rare occasions when something nice catches my attention. (*≧∀≦*)

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Samples galore~

No, I didn't win the first prize in a give-away. lol (≧∇≦。)

It's just that I love buying samples! The smaller versions usually look cute to me that's why I have.... uhm... a lot of them. Plus, I get the chance to test out different products before I purchase the fullsize which might turn out to be a major fail. Before I throw out even more money out of the window I guess it's the safest when I stick to samples first.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Dr. Hauschka Facial Steam Bath

One of my all-time favorite products from the Dr. Hauschka range is definitely the facial steam bath. I've been using this for years now and everytime I've used this my skin feels radiant, soft and healthy afterwards. (*゚∀゚)

The product claims to be deep-cleansing and purifying:

    With its valuable extracts of choice medicinal plants, Dr. Hauschka Facial Steam Bath promotes the skin's own elimination processes, clears blocked pores and reduces impurities, leaving behind a rosier, clearer complexion. It is an intensive care product that helps the skin regain its natural beauty and vitality.

At first it has a strong herbal scent which I'm personally not very fond of but once you mixed it with hot water it doesn't smell any longer. I admit that it doesn't look great in the bottle because it's a watery brownish liquid and resembles .... uhm... sludge. Sometimes you could see some brown residue so please shake well before using. Okay, it sounds kind of gross but it isn't. (=Д=;)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Motives® Gel Eyeliner

I got this gel eyeliner from my dear cousin who didn't like it. She stays loyal to her MAC fluidline in Blacktrack. lol (ミ ̄ー ̄ミ)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

My life is a mess

Definition according to Wikipedia

Chaos (ˈk.ɒs/;Greek: χάος ): refers to a state lacking order or predictability.

And this is exactly the word I'd use to describe the current state of my wardrobe. It certainly is very sad yet, at the same time the truth. I can't help it. (;・∀・)

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