Sunday, April 28, 2013

Micro drugstore haul

Hey everyone!

I recently did some shopping because I wanted to try out some things, so let's get right into it shall we :)

Maybelline Illegal Length mascara - Rimmel Scandaleyes eye pencil - L'Oréal Color Riche: 207 Babydoll - L'Oréal Color Riche nail stickers

Maybelline Illegal Length Fibre Extensions Mascara:
As you might know I have the typical short, stick straight asian lashes. They can use all the volume and length it can get! After reading some reviews on this mascara, I decided to give this one a go. I usually buy asian mascara's, because in my head I'm thinking 'Well, if asians make it, they must be good for me because they understand what my lashes need' :D Might sound ridiculous, but I've been sticking to that theory for years. I tried to step out of the box, and give this Western mascara a go, haha!

It claims to give the lashes an instant extension effect, without any flakes thanks to the fibre-fix brush. It supposedly to give your lashes an extra length of 4 mm!!

I admit, this mascara is ok, but it still doesn't match up to the asian mascara's I have, for real. They hold my curl a little bit, but some lashes do droop down. Lengthwise, they do lengthen a bit, but definitely no 4 mm!
What I do like about this mascara is the formula: although it's a non-waterproof one, it doesn't smudge on me as bad as other mascara's do.

Tip: Don't let this mascara dry when putting several coats, otherwise it will clump.

Conlusion: I do prefer this mascara over other Maybelline mascara's, but they're not even close to being as good as asian mascara's.

Rimmel Scandaleyes waterproof eye pencil:
Apparently this eye pencil gets compared to the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Pencil. If you know that by buying 1 Urban Decay pencil you can buy 3 Rimmel pencils, you will be quite astonished :)

The staying power of this kajal pencil is darn good. And not just for a drugstore, but in general. The only thing I wish there could do, is release a pure black one. I bought the 002 sparkling black, because this was the only black they had. Do you girls might know whether there's a black one?

I'll keep this one short: I LIKE this pencil very much! :)

L'Oréal Color Riche nail polish in 207 Babydoll:
Most of you know by now that I love L'Oréal Color Riche's nail polishes. They're cheap, have a good variety of colors and they last quite a long time.

This shimmering pink recently caught my eye. It's a pretty pink that will girlify every outfit instantly. The only thing I'm scared of, is that this may look cheap on the nails. Guess you'll have to stay tuned for another NOTW to find out! :)

L'Oréal Color Riche nail stickers: 
I've put a blog post on these stickers, so feel free to check it out.
Long story short, I like the stickers as long as they're not too 'in your face'. Only downside to these are probably the pulling it off-part. This can dry/ruin your top layer of your nail. Besides that, they look pretty darn good!

So that was a haul for this time. If you girls have any recommendations for me you think I should try or I might like, don't be shy to leave a comment and fill me in. Have a good one everyone!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

NOTW: L'Oréal nail stickers

Hi there girls!

It's been a while since I've written a blog post, I've just been very busy lately... Sorry for neglecting you! But, no worries, I'm back with another NOTW! :)

I'm usually not the type to buy polishes that are in trend. But, I have to admit, these were too cute to pass by.

L'Oréal Color Riche Le Nail Art
They're the L'Oréal Color Riche Le Nail Art:

These are nail stickers that you can stick to your nails, it's that simple!

They have the flower pattern, but unfortunately I can't seem to find the name of this pattern on the packaging.
Unless I accidentally threw it away when opening the packaging...

Anyways, I've put a yellow base so the flowers could pop out more, but my nails would still be not in your face. I preferred to keep it simple with a pastel yellow :)

You get 18 stickers with every packaging.

Now how to apply these babies on your nails:
  1. Apply the nail sticker at the base of your nail and always work from the cuticles towards the end of the nail
  2. Fold it over the nail
  3. File your nails to remove the excessive sticker
  4. Et voilà, you're done!
What it claims to do:
  • 10 days of wear: I didn't test this out, since I change my nail polish color every week
  • 0 mistakes: true, since the flowers are on a random order, there's not much room for mistake
  • 0 dry time: since stickers don't need any drying time I agree with this one.
  • 0 remover: true, BUT when removing (read: peeling) the stickers off, this wasn't doing anything good to my nails. Sometimes it peeled off the top layer of my nails, which makes it brittle and dry. It's a good thing you don't need a remover to take it off, but thanks to current nail polish remover which are hydrating, I rather use a polish remover.
 I do have to admit, I do like the 18 stickers. My finger nails are so tiny that I got to use every nail sticker for 2 fingers, yay!

If there are any cute nail stickers out there, I will be repurchasing them, as long as they're quite subtle such as the flower ones.

Overall, I like them, but the question is 'Do you like them?'