Thursday, 8 August 2013

Currently on my wishlist #1

1. J.Crew Quilted Tack Jacket:
I really love this classic jacket and would like to add it to my autumn wardrobe but the pricetag of 156€ means that it will probably stay on my wishlist for quite some time.

2. J.Crew Seville Wedge Espadrilles:
I've been looking for some wedges like these for ages. I love wedges as they are easy to walk in even on surfaces that are tricky for most heels (grass, cobblestone etc.) I like how they can look sporty as well as very elegant and feminine. But since they are J. Crew they might be slightly out of my price range at the moment.

3. Forever 21 Rosebud Cosmetic Case:
I think I don't need to say much about that do I ;-) I love my florals and love almost everything from Cath Kidston. This make up bag is a nice and reasonably priced alternative from Forever 21 and I really like it.

4. Macadamia Oil Boar Bristle Paddle Brush:
I first saw this in a youtube video and liked the look of it. I already own another brush from Macadamia Oil and I really want to get this one aswell.

5. Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Tri-Wheat Leave in Conditioner:
I've never tried anything of that brand before but this somehow caught my eye and might be just the right product to nourish my dry hair.

6. Bourjois Colour Boost Lip Crayon- Peach on the beach:
I'm not much of a lipstick girl but this colour doesn't look to intimidating and loads of people are raving about this product.

What's on your wishlist at the moment?

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

July Favourites 2013

Wow July has gone by so quickly hasn't it. It's been great here in Germany for the most part as the weather was super hot and sunny which I liked (although I sometimes wished I had a swimming pool nearby to just quickly hop in to cool off a bit).
There have been quite a few products I love in the past month and I thought I'd share them with you :-)

Schwarzkopf Gliss Kur Ultimate Oil Elixir Express-Repair-Conditioner:

I recently picked this up as I was looking for some help with my extremely dry and strawy hair. I like using it both on my wet hair as well as in between washes on dry hair in an attempt to make look a bit more smooth and make it feel nicer. I really like the spray because it is a no-fuss product that I can easily apply and that gives me instant results. I know this won't repair my hair at all though but I didn't expect that anyway. Overall I really like it and I would definitely repurchase it.

L'Oreal Hair Expertise Ever Rich/ Ever Riche Intense Hair Mask:

I bought this hair mask shortly after I bought the spray- in conditioner above to help me nourish my hair even more. I use it about 2-3 times a week instead of my usual conditioner and I love the smoothness is gives to my hair. I won't say too much about it though as I posted a review on that right here. :-)

Real Techniques Powder and Blush Brush:

These two beautiful make up brushes are my absolute favourite. My lovely friend Alice from Pretty Wonderful sent them to me as a gift, amongst other things ,and I really love them. They are super soft and very good quality in my opinion and since they aren't available in Germany I was over the moon when I received them. <3
Please make sure to check out Alice's fab Blog and Youtube channel too as she does great posts and videos and is a lovely girl on top of that :-)

Rimmel Day 2 Night Mascara:

This mascara was another gift from Alice and I started liking it a lot over the past month. Depending on which of the two lids you unscrew the brush has more or less product on it (at least I think thats the trick behind it ;-)) and therefore can create length or volume. I like the two different options and appreciate that it doesn't make my lashes look clumpy either. Again Rimmel is another Brand thats not available in Germany (anymore) so I will try and not use it too often so that I won't use it up too quickly.

Essie Mademoiselle:

I love Essie Nailpolishes so when I was looking for a neutral, elegant and quite natural shade I reached for Essies Mademoiselle as I've heard a lot of people liking it. As with most Essie nailpolishes it is easy to apply, dries fairly quickly and lasts on my nails a fair amount of days. I noticed though that it seems to be slightly more flexible and soft than other colours as I noticed that it doesn't chip off but rather developes little sticky up bits that can be easily pulled of (if that makes sense?!). I still like it though and have worn it a lot during the past month. I think it might be a good colour for upcoming job interviews too as it is very subtle.

Annemarie Börlind Natural Beauty After Sun Soothing Lotion:

My mum gave this after sun lotion to me some time last month and I like that it smells very nice and fresh and isn't too sticky either. I keep it in my fridge so that it is extra refreshing after a day out in the sun. It is rather pricey as it can be between 10- 15 Euros but thats mainly because it is natural cosmetics and they are usually more expensive than normal drugsstore products.

La Roche Posay Effaclar K:

After trying the Effaclar Duo Creme for some time now, I went straight back to this one as my night cream because I think it just has a much better effect on my skin. I tend to use it only once a day (mostly at night) since it can be a bit too drying if I use it too much but overall I really like it. I only wish it was a little bit cheaper than 12-14 Euros for 30ml.

So these were my July Favourites.

I hope you enjoyed them.

Have a nice day :-) xx

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Review: L'Oreal Ever Rich / Ever Riche Intense Hair Mask

For quite some time now I have been noticing how the end of my hair got dryer and dryer. This is partly because my hair is colour treated and therefore quite damaged anyway. On top of that summer has arrived in Germany with very hot temperatures ( not that I'm complaining ;-))which dry my hair out even more.

 Thats why I was looking for something that would be nourishing enough to make my hair at least a little bit less strawy and brittle. I ended up getting the L'Oreal Ever Rich Intense Hair Mask (Ever Riche in the UK), hoping that it would do the job.

 The little pot contains 200ml of product for about 5,95 Euro which I think is an ok price. It smells quite heavily like vanilla, which definitely isn't my first choice of fragrance but it is bearable and wouldn't be a reason for me to not buy it.
It is sulphate free which is apparently a really good thing although I have no idea why exactly that is. Maybe I should google that some time ;-)

I've been using it for a few weeks now, probably every other time I wash my hair and I really like it so far. I apply it only to the lengths of my hair as I suspect that it would make my hair incredibly greasy if I'd put it all over and who wants that?! I also always make sure to not apply too much as a little of it goes a long way.

After using it I definitely noticed a difference in my hair. It is much easier to comb through and just very soft and silky, which I really like when I want to wear my hair down. The effect lasts for quite some time, but in all honesty I don't think that this product can actually repair my super damaged hair. (I don't think any product can really) It makes my hair look more shiny, less frizzy and overall more healthy and I love it as an addition to my everyday hair routine.

Overall I'm happy I bought it and will probably repurchase it. :-)

Have you tried it yet and do you like it?

Have a nice day xx