Sunday, June 30, 2013

[Swatch] misslyn Limited Edition Sugar Baby - pink lollipop

Hey guys!

I went crazy shopping yesterday so I'm gonna show you a few of the things I acquired this week, hope you enjoy :) First up is yet another velvet diamond nail polish by misslyn, from their brand new collection Sugar Baby (thanks Lotte!).

Two coats without top coat. I like this, but I think it looks a little flat in color. I really liked how for some of their colors, misslyn mixed slightly varying shades of a color. Anyway, I personally might have called it something like "strawberry lollipop" to give it a little less of a plain name.


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Friday, June 28, 2013

tuxedo nail art

Hey guys!

I recently got to play bartender for a night and thus put on this mani, so let's take a look!

The inspiration came from cutepolish! One coat of misslyn "universe" over black for all nails except ring finger, for that I used two coats of Catrice "Snow Motion!" as base and painted the "suit" on with "universe" again, then added the buttons and bowtie with my black striper by Milani. I waited for quite some time, but still managed to smudge the details I drew with the striper. I was annoyed about that, let me tell you. But it didn't matter so much, next to no one looks at my nails as closely as I do anyway. I finished off all nails with top coat, but "universe" is a sand polish and drank it up easily... Even two coats weren't enough to make it smooth. I didn't mind, though. What are your thoughts?

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

[Swatch] essie - In The Cab-Ana (Lacke in Farbe ...und bunt!)

Hey guys!

First off, sorry again for not being as consistent lately as I used to be the past months. This Wednesday we're looking at a turquoise color, so let's check it out!

Two coats with top coat. A really nice summery color. I'm not sure what the pun is supposed to be re: the name, but that's okay.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

[Swatch] essie - chinchilly

Hey guys!

This was my backup plan for the taupe edition of "Lacke in Farbe ...und bunt!". It looked too much like a light grey in the photos though, so I didn't use it then.

Two coats with top coat. You gotta imagine a bit more of a beige/brownish undertone to it - as I said, it comes off a little too much like a light grey in the photo.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

[Swatch] Catrice Limited Edition Glamazona - I'm A Survivor

Hey guys!

Here we go with polish number two from the Glamazona LE, the one I promised earlier this week. So let's get right into it!

Two coats with top coat. This is pretty bright, a coral-y red. I didn't anticipate that I would like this as much as I do! It's a little jelly-like in texture, so you might have to add a third coat.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

[Swatch] Catrice - Twist Of Lemon (Lacke in Farbe ...und bunt!)

Hey guys!

Guess what time it is! That's right, and this week we're looking at a yellow polish.

Three to four coats with top coat. You can't see it as much in the picture, but this is kind of a streaky mess. I'm not impressed, I gotta say. This was part of an old LE by Catrice called "Coolibri". This polish isn't really cool, though.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

[Swatch] Catrice Limited Edition Glamazona - Dirty Liana

Hey guys!

Sorry for the lack of a post on Sunday. I promise it won't become a habit. So along with the Lip Colour Pens I picked up two nail polishes from Catrice's current LE (I will show the second one later this week). Here we go!

Two coats with top coat. Imagine it a little darker; I need to check if this is a dupe for "Jade Is Not My Name". It looks pretty similar, but I'm comparing going by memory here, so we'll see. Anyone interested in other comparisons maybe?

Friday, June 14, 2013

Isadora - Sky Crush and Purple Crush

Hey guys!

I'm still very much short of photos, hence posts coming later than usual at the moment. Sorry if that annoys you... Anyway, here is a combo I put on yesterday, immediately after I'd received these beauties in the mail (along with one more called Candy Crush, a bright pink).

Sky Crush on all nails except ring finger, for which I chose Purple Crush (how creative...) as accent. Two coats of both, without top coat - of course. How do you like this combination?

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

[Swatch] essie - smokin hot (Lacke in Farbe ...und bunt!)

Hey guys!

It's time for our weekly series again. This time, it was actually kind of challenging for me to find a polish I could use. This week's color is taupe, so here we go.

Two coats with top coat. Taupe has such a broad definition, it's unbelievable. I don't think I have ever used the word in real life. I believe this grey-ish-brown-ish-muddy-purple-ish something might be taupe. I certainly hope it is.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Manhattan Limited Edition Yeah & Yang - Tokyo Tangerine

Hey guys!

Sorry this post is, um, a little later than usual? Manhattan currently has a limited edition out that they, once again, failed to really announce to the general public beforehand. Well. Let's just get right into it, shall we?

Two coats with top coat. I thought this might be a little too orange, but it came out quite nice! I'm actually really enjoying the brightness - which, sadly, you can't see too well in the photo. Imagine it more saturated and a little pinker.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

misslyn - bright love

Hey guys!

Sorry if I'm being kinda boring these days, I need to swatch more again. I only have a few photos left to post, so my choice is sorta limited. I shall get back to more diversity soon! This is a polish I wore a while back and really liked.

Two coats, without top coat. This can look more red or more brown depending on the lighting. I didn't necessarily expect to like this one very much, but I actually do like it quite a lot!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

misslyn - dazzling water

Hey guys!

This week is unintentionally turning into the sand polish week, I feel. Anyway, here I present to you one of my favorite shades I've tried so far, and a suspected dead-on dupe for ANNY "after dinner show".

Two coats without top coat to conserve the original texture. I love this color a lot. I just wish sand polishes weren't as messy to remove as they are.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

[Swatch] P2 - adorable (Lacke in Farbe ...und bunt!)

Hey guys!

It's that time of the week again, yay! I always look forward to these posts (and I hope you do, too!). We're doing light pink/rose today, so let's get right into it!

Two coats without top coat. I can't decide whether the glitter pieces are silver or rose. Help? This has been sitting around more or less being ignored since other colors from the same line seemed more appealing to me. I need to wear this soon, though. It looked really pretty on :)

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

[Swatch] misslyn - sparkling orange

Hey guys!

I present to you misslyn's take on liquid sand (or whatever you wanna call it) polishes. They call theirs "velvet diamond nail polish". Aren't we sophisticated.

Two coats without top coat to conserve the rough surface. An orange color I quite like on myself, woohoo! Gold and orange work so nicely together, don't you think?

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Catrice Limited Edition Glamazona Lip Colour Pens - I'm A Survivor and I Got The Flower!

Hey guys!

I just picked these up on Friday and thought they were pretty amazing, so of course I wanted to share with you, so here we go!

top: I'm A Survivor; bottom: I Got The Flower!

These are twist-up pencils. Love the packaging! There's one thing that annoys me, though - the names are nowhere to be found. What the hell?

Naked lips.

I'm A Survivor applied.

I Got The Flower! applied.

Both of these are very creamy and apply easily and nicely. They feel good on the lips, not drying at all. They claim to be moisturizing, and I can neither confirm nor refute that since I've only applied them for the sake of taking the above photos. They smell of vanilla-y sugar, so quite nice in my book. You won't really notice it on the lips, but if you sniff the product directly you will ;)

Product details:
- 2.5 g/0.08 oz
- good for 36 months
- EUR 4.99/~ USD 6.50 per piece

I GUESS these are intended as a sort of dupe for the Chubby Sticks Intense. Sadly, Catrice only has two colors to choose from and the product is limited edition... I'd say if you are looking for a product similar to the Clinique one, try these. Not least the price point is pretty much unbeatable, though for Catrice it is on the more expensive end.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

[Award] Best Blog Award

Hey guys!

Today's post is quite special. Two lovely people nominated me for the "Best Blog Award". Holy crap. I'm really happy and honored, so thanks Lotte and Eliane, it was so nice of you to think of me :) I will post this in German first, translation into English following in pink. So let's get started!

Hier die Regeln:
- Poste die Nominierung mit dem Best Blog Award Bild und danke mit einem Link demjenigen, der dich nominiert hat.
- Beantworte die 11 Fragen.
- Tagge 10 weitere Blogger, die unter 200 Leser haben.
- Benachrichtige die getaggten Blogger.

Here are the rules:
- Post the nomination with the Best Blog Award picture and thank the one who nominated you using a link.
- Answer the 11 questions.
- Tag 10 more bloggers who have less than 200 readers.
- Notify the tagged bloggers.

1. Wann und warum hast du deinen Blog gegründet?
Mein Blog existiert seit Ende Januar 2012. Gegründet hab ich ihn, weil ich mich gerne etwas unter Gleichgesinnte mischen und Bekanntschaften, vielleicht auch Freundschaften, knüpfen wollte.

1. When and why did you start your blog?
My blog has been existing since end of January 2012. I created it because I wanted to mingle a bit with like-minded people and make some acquantainces, maybe even friends.

2. Hast du ein Vorbild für deinen Blog?
Nein, das kann man nicht sagen.

2. Do you have a blogging idol?
No, you can't say that.

3. Verfolgst du viele Blogs?
Ja, für meine Begriffe schon. Die jetzige Liste ist schon eine sehr stark ausgemistete Version, bis vor einiger Zeit folgte ich wirklich extrem vielen Blogs. Wobei das vermutlich auch Ansichtssache ist.

3. Do you follow a lot of blogs?
Yes, at least in my opinion. The current list is alrady a very strongly cleared out version, up until a while ago I followed an extremely high number of blogs. Although that is probably a subjective perception.

4. Seit wann interessierst du dich intensiver für das Thema Make-Up und Beauty?
Seit Dezember 2011. Diese Dame gab übrigens den Anstoß für meine Nagellacksucht.

4. When did you start taking a bigger interest in the topic of make-up and beauty?
In December 2011. This lady here gave the impulse for my nail polish addiction, by the way.

5. Welche Produktmarke hat dich am meisten überzeugt und warum?
Ich kann nicht sagen, dass ich einen Liebling habe. Mir fehlt so ein bisschen das ultimative Kriterium, bei dem eine Marke alle anderen schlägt. Ich denke in puncto Farben bzw. Innovation würde ich aber OPI den Vorzug geben. Leider ist der Preis in Deutschland übertrieben.

5. Which product brand has convinced you the most and why?
I can't say that I have a favorite. I'm kinda lacking the ultimate criteria in which one brand beats all the others. I think where colors and innovation are concerned I would give OPI the crown. Unfortunately, the price is completely bananas in Germany.

6. Hast du eine Lieblingslippenstift- oder -nagellackfarbe?
Bei Lippenstift Pink, bei Nagellack Lila/Violett.

6. Do you have a favorite lipstick or nail polish color?
For lipstick pink, for nail polish purple/violet.

7. Welchen Kussmund-Abdruck hinterlässt du auf Papier?
Ähm. Das kommt darauf an, ob ich die Lippen spitze oder nicht? Ich weiß nicht so recht, wie ich die Frage beantworten soll :'D

7. What kind of shape do your lips leave on paper when you kiss it?
Um. That depends on whether or not I pucker my lips? I don't really know how to answer this question :'D

8. Deine Wohnung steht in Flammen und du hast Zeit, 3 Beautyprodukte aus den Flammen zu retten - welche sind es?
Ich hätte nur Nagellack zu retten, der Rest ist mir ziemlich egal.

8. Your apartment is on fire and you have time to save 3 beauty products from the flames - which ones are they?
I would only have nail polish to save, the rest I don't really care about.

9. Worauf kannst du beim Shoppen eher verzichten: Schuhe, Kleidung, Make-Up oder Schokolade?
Schuhe und Kleidung zu kaufen ist mir ein Graus, daher kann ich auf diese beiden getrost verzichten.

9. Which would you rather pass on during shopping: Shoes, clothes, make-up or chocolate?
I hate buying shoes and clothes so I have no qualms cutting those out.

10. Lippenstift oder Lipgloss?
Ich trage außer Haus keines von beiden, ziehe aber allgemein Lippenstift vor, da ich bei Lippgloss immer dieses "nasse" und klebrige Gefühl (und Aussehen) im Kopf habe und beides nicht leiden kann.

10. Lipstick or lipgloss?
I never wear either of those out of the house, but in general I prefer lipstick because with lipgloss I always have that "wet" and sticky feeling (and look) in my head and I don't like either.

11. Ich verlasse das Haus nie ohne...?

11. I never leave the house without...?
My wallet.

Ich möchte den Award weitergeben an:
Radioactive Life
Lenas Sofa

Ich folge leider nicht so vielen Bloggern, die unter 200 Leser haben, und da das ganze hier ja hauptsächlich auf Deutsch ist, wollte ich es nicht unbedingt an, z. B., einige der französischen Blogger, denen ich folge, weitergeben.

I would like to pass the award on to:
Radioactive Life
Lenas Sofa

I don't follow very many bloggers who have under 200 readers, and since this is mostly in German I didn't want to push it onto, say, some of the French blogs I follow.

So I hope you enjoyed this less rather than more polish-related post and thanks again girls for tagging me!