February 20, 2016

#24 Review - Glossybox February '16



Very late, I know, but here comes my review of the latest Glossybox.
The edition is called "Love is in the air" and of course the theme is Valentine's Day.
By the way, I really don't like Valentine's Day. I'm not into any of these special days. I think they are just here so the industry can pull even more money out of our pockets and when I look around what people spend on things around christmas and the others, it sure does work.
Girls, if you want to spend romantic time with your boyfriend, just do it! Listen to what he likes and find something between the interests of you two, which you both like.

Anyways, let's start...



Royal Apothic - Cream Crème Venetian Grove (€25,48 /  225 ml)

Pretty expensive body cream with lactic acid, olive oil, vitamins A and E...
If you are looking for a rich, moisturizing cream that makes your skin very smooth and if you don't care about the price, maybe this one's perfect for you!
It gives my sensitive skin everything it needs without irritating it.
Packing is pretty - just realised I didn't get the colour right on the photo but it should be a pattern with soft lavender and white.
Smell is intense, also stays on your skin for quite a while - no good for delicate noses! I think it kind of smells like a medicine product.
One more thing I need to mention, the cream is heavy (though not greasy) and you need only a little to reach a big area. So it comes at a high cost but I think it will laster longer than other body lotions.
Royal Apothic does not test their products on animals (found that info here), but this product is not organic and not vegan.

INCI: 
Water, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Stearic Acid, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Dimethieone, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oleosomes, Propylheptyl Caprylate, Fragrance (Parfum), Hydrolyzed Milk Protein, Sodium Lactate, Sodium PCA, Glycine, Fructose, Urea, Niacinamide, Inositol, Sodium Benzoate, Lactic Acid, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond Extract), Butylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA, Triethanolamine. 


aldoVANDINI - Comfort cream shower (€3,99 / 200 ml)

Vanilla and Macadamia, you can smell that very good. Smells similar to a lot of honey&vanilla shower/bath products you get in drugstores.
Need to foam it up very much to get a good foam, otherwise it's very creamy.
aldoVANDINI say on their website they do no testing on animals (in german here), product is not organic.

INCI: 
Aqua, sodium laureth sulfate, cocamidopropyl betaine, acrylates copolymer, sodium chloride, parfum, alcohol, tocopherol, ascorbyl palmitate, macadamia ternifolia seed extract, vanilla planifolia fruit extract, glycol distearate, glycerin, coco-glucoside, glyceryl oleate, styrene/acrylates copolymer, laureth-4, trideceth-7, sodium lauryl sulfate, hydrogenated palm glycerides citrate, lecithin, phenoxyethanol, sodium benzoate, benzyl alcohol, potassium sorbate, bht, linalool, geraniol, hexyl cinnamal, sodium hydroxide, citric acid, sodium sulfate, CI 47005, CI16035. 


-417 - CATHARSIS Vitamin Mineral Conditioner (€22,00 / 250 ml)

Smells like hair dresser, but not persistent for hours after using like other products. Very little amount of product for a high price. Well yes it does work, I think it's a pretty good conditioner which keeps your hair soft and moist, but won't make your hair regrease fast. I usually use a cheap conditioner by Alverde, which works wayyyy worse than this one, but it's a lot cheaper and organic.
I could not find an official statement if -417 does test on animals or not. But on beautybar.com other products (face creams) by them are stated as not tested on animals. Product is not vegan.

INCI: 
Aqua, cetrimonium chloride, cetyl alcohol, dead sea water (maris aqua), isopropyl myristate, stearyl alcohol, aloe barbadensis (aloe vera leaf juice), parfum, glycerin, phenoxyethanol, anthemis nobilis (chamomile) flower extract, dimethicone, polyquaternium 7, persea gratissima (avocado) oil, citrus nobilis (mandarin orange) oil, benzoic acid, camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf extract, algae extract, panthenol (vit. B5), aesculus hippocastanum (horse chestnut) extract, linoleic acid (vit. F), ascorbic acid (vit. C), dehydroacetic acid, retinyl palmitate (vit. A), tocopheryl acetate (vit. E), methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone. 





Catherine Nail Collection - Paint over lac confetti (€8,50 / 5,5 ml) 

Typical glitter nail polish, hard to apply enough particles (brush is very small) and hard to remove the polish.
Contains hexagonal particles in white, babyblue and some sort of salmon-pink-colour. Polish itself is translucent.
Could not find out if they test on animals.

INCI: 
Butyl acetate, nitrocellulose, ethyl acetate, acetyl tributyl citrate, polyethylene terephthalate, isopropyl alcohol, phthalic anhydride/trimelltic anhydride/glycols copolymer, silica, n-butyl alcohol, barium sulfate, polyurethane-11, (+/- CI77891, CI 77000, CI 15850, CI 19140, CI 77266, CI 77510, CI 16035, CI 12085). 







MeMeMe Cosmetics - Lip glide - Playful Peach (€11,00 / stick) 

Could not find out how much one stick contains.
Colour is a bright orangy-pink. Lasts not very long, I'd say maybe 2 hours not doing anything, does not last when eating and you have to care when you drink something.
Can't use it alone with dry, chapped lips as you see every line like it is a big crack through your whole lip. I guess this one is better for summer.
They say on their website they don't do animal testing (see here).

INCI: 
Ricinus communis seed oil, hydrogenated vegetable oil, ceresin, caprylic/capric triglyceride, cera alba, copernicia cerifera cera, lanolin, candelilla cera, ozokerite, mica, isopropyl myristate, talc, hydrogenated palm kernel glycerides (and) hydrogenated palm glycerides, paraffinum liquidum, pvp/hexadecene copolymer, tocopheryl acetate, bht, (+/- CI 77499, CI 77492, CI77491, CI 15850). 


Would you buy any of these products and why?

Have a saturday with a lot of sweets,
Minn

February 18, 2016

#23 DIY Earrings - Easy Stars for you(r ear) !


This is an easy tutorial on how to make earrings in under 5 minutes - yes, it's that fast!


  
What you'll need:

  • Felt strip with a cut out pattern like a star as I used
  • Ear hook
  • Metal jump rings 
  • Scissor
  • Pliers



Cut out what you want to have on your earring.



Use the pliers to open a ring. 



Attach your pendant to the ring - don't close it yet! 



Also attach the ear hook to the ring and now close it with the pliers. 



Your earring is finished! 
See, this is very easy and fast. 

If you want, you can attach more in a row. 


 


If you try this, take a picture and show me!

Have a craftyful thursday,
Minn

February 8, 2016

#22 Nail design - Lots of red and black

Over the last two weeks I had a difficult whole day class at university, so sorry I didn't find the time to blog.

But I did manage to do my nails on the weekends and I think it turned out quite good (sorry for the bad quality, can't find my card reader for the camera therefore have to use my phone...)

Currently I use the rest of my essie's  all in one base as base for all my nail designs.


I hope it's clear to see this should be eyes (except thumb), black eye with red iris and black pupil.
I searched for some anime eyes as inspiration and I think they turned out quite good. You could see better what I mean if the quality wouldn't be that bad. Just couldn't find the right light to get a good photo with my phone.

Nail polishes used:
essence the gel nail polish: 46 black is back, 17 juicy love, 33 wild white ways
claire's matte top coat on some of the nails


As seen a lot currently, a gradient design.
For my austrian readers: Müller currently sells a nail art designer set by essence with a very small brush and 3 different sponges - definitely worth it!
3 different sponges (different hole sizes), can you spot the difference?

I know my current colour range is not very impressive, so imagine which nail polishes I used here:
essence the gel nail polish: 17 juicy love and 46 black is back
and claire's matte top coat


This one is for anime lovers, it shows important signs of a popular series. Except my thumb, that's just blood dripping.
Can you guess which anime it is from?
Fulmetal Alchemist. Should be a transmutation circle, the sign to bind Al's soul, the tattoo the homunculi have and those for the alchemists.


Again, I used:
essence the gel nail polish: 17 juicy love and 46 black is back

Which one of the designs do you like most?

Have a monday without headache,
Minn