Donnerstag, 31. Mai 2012

May 2012 Favorites

May was a wonderful month with some long weekends and a lot of sunshine. As summer comes along I downsize the amount of makeup products I put on my face to prevent makeup meltdown. So here are my monthly favorites for May.

I rediscovered Manhattans's Soft Mat Lipcream and wore them with chapstick on top to work. They last very well and come in a great variety of colors. When I wanted a bolder lip I wore one of MAC's Pro Longwear Lip Pencils and Dior's Lucky on top.

MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil Throw me a line! Manhattan Soft Mat Lipcream 56K and 53M and Dior Addict Extreme Lucky lipstick

This month I liked all the products by Soap and Glory that can be purchased now at the Austrian Douglas stores. For a little glimmer and glow I enjoyed using the Glow Lotion, that has a fabulous smell to it. And I did something that I've never done before, I ordered a perfume online via Amazon that I did not try before. I was pleasantly surprised with Stella Mc Cartney's Summer Rose which I've been wearing nonstop since I got it.

 Soap and Glory Glow Lotion and Stella Mc Cartney Summer Rose Perfume

As you might know from my 'Immer wieder sonntags ...' postings I ordered a bunch of Daniel Sandler Watercolour Blushes. These blushes are amazing! This month's favorite is passion, which is is peach color with a little bit of shimmer in it. As well I liked the new MAC blushes that came out with the Hey Sailor! collection in the beginning of the month. I combine both to get the color I like best.

From left to right: MAC Fleet Fast, Daniel Sandler Watercolour Blush Passion, MAC Launch Away!

Recently I've been quite lazy when it comes to using eyeshadows. I prefer sleeping longer and having a coffee or a tea at home rather than applying eyemakeup. So I reached for neutral tones with a little bit of shimmer this month, like MAC's Jaunty or RBR's Firetailed Sunbird. It's so sad that RBR left the Austrian/German market, I really love their eyeshadows.

MAC Eyeshadow Jaunty and RBR Eyeshadow Firetailed Sunbird

This month I've been painting my nails like crazy. The reason for it is my new base coat by Butter London. It evens out the ridges of the nails and the colourful polish appplied on top lasts up to 5 days. As well as last month I've been using Estée Lauder's Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator under my makeup which gives me a nice glow.

Butter London Nail Foundation and Estée Lauder's Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator

I love statement jewelery so I ordered some rings at nelly.at.

Wearing all my favorite rings at once.

Next month I am looking forward to Vienna's 2nd Beauty Flea Market and my Dad's birthday.

Montag, 28. Mai 2012

Brienne the Maid of Tarth

Your grace, I ask the honour of a place in your Kingsguard.
I will be one of your seven, pledge my life to yours and keep you safe from all harm.

Rise, Brienne of the Kingsguard!

Brienne is one of my favorite characters, so it took some time for me to come up with a makeup look that is suitable for her. In the beginning I wanted to buy a complete set of armor but ended up getting a chainmail-like loop scarf. In addition to that I borrowed one of my husband's swords, this particular one was quite heavy. In the books Brienne is described as very unattractive, I did not go for that because to me she is beautiful.










Here you can see the details of the eyemakeup.


Verwendet habe ich folgendes/ products used:
Face:
Chanel Le Blanc, MUFE HD Foundation No. 015, MUFE Lift Concealer, MUFE HD Powder Invisible, MAC Scultpt/Shape Powder Sculpt, MAC Blushes Fleet Fast and Launch Away!, MAc Magically Cool Liquid Powder Truth and Light
Eyes:
MAC Paintpots Soft Ochre and Blackground, MUFE Eyeshadow Matte Black, MAC Pigments Mauvement and Silver, MAC Eyeshadows Smut, Mylar, Phloof! and Patina, Stila Eyeshadow Cloud, Clinique Brush on Liner Black, MAC Powerkhol Feline, Red Cherry No. 747M Lashes, Doir Diorshow Iconic Mascara Black
Eyebrows:
MAC Brow Finisher Clear, MAC Eyeshadow Bark
Lips:
MAC Prep and Prime Lips, MAC Lipliner Staunchly Stylish, MAC Mattene Lipstick Naked Bliss, MAC Lipglass Bodymind
Nails:
Chanel Graphite

Sonntag, 27. Mai 2012

Immer wieder sonntags ...

|Gesehen| Iron Sky und Game of Thrones Staffel 2  |Gehört|  Sucker Punch OST Klick  |Gelesen| Bachelorarbeiten, aktuelle Ausgabe der Woman, Patrick Rothfuss Die Furcht des Weisen |Getan| Damenabend zu Hause, im Baumarkt nach Gartendekoration gesucht, Nägel lackiert, mit den Katzen im Garten gewesen, endlich wieder Fotoshooting gemacht, Geschenke eingepackt und wieder zu viel gearbeitet  |Gegessen| Erdbeeren, Jelly Beans, Grillkäse, Olivenbagels und meine erste selbstgeerntete Gurke  |Getrunken| Kaffee, Innocent Orangensaft, Wasser und Eistee |Gedacht| Wann nimmt diese Baustelle endlich ein Ende?  |Geärgert| Über einen unfährigen Fliesenleger, der beim Ausbessern von Fugen meine Dusche ruiniert hat. Jetzt dürfen wir sie rausreißen und neu machen. |Gefreut| Über eine nette Email einer Bloggerkollegin. |Gekauft| Sleek Matte Paletten, Spiky Sandalen, Geschenkpapier |Gestaunt| Wie rasch sich meine Katzen an den Freigang im Garten gewöhnt haben.


Russel im Garten. Er weiß, dass er der Chef hier ist.

 Endlich Sandalenwetter.


Meine Mani of the Week passt zu meinem Rotstift, mit dem ich meine Bachelorarbeiten korrigiere.


Der Kater entwickelt sich zu einem echten Rapper. Er schläft sogar schon mit verschränkten Pfoten.


Neue matte Lidschatten für mich. *freu* Die Darks Palette gefällt mir besser - wer hätte es gedacht?


Wer wartet schon auf den letzten Teil der Dark Knight Serie? Ich hab mir die Wartezeit mit einem neuen Desktophintergrund verkürzt.


6 Euro für den Korb, ganz schön teuer. Aber die waren echt köstlich!


Freyja bei unserem Damenabend, wir haben es uns richtig gemütlich gemacht - ich auf dem Sofa, sie in ihrem Katzenbett.


Gurken!!! Leider sind diese drei noch nicht erntefertig.


Im Baumarkt habe ich nur absolut hässliche Gartendeko gefunden. Ich meine, wer stellt sich bitte so einen Kerl in den Garten?


Sogar der kleine Drachenbrunnen ist irgendwie trashig. Ich muss glaube ich wieder zu Hönig, wo ich meinen Gustaf gekauft habe.


Jelly Beans, da entwickelt sich eine leichte Sucht.

Ich hoffe ihr hattet eine schöne Woche und ich wünsche euch allen ein schönes Pfingstfest!

Mittwoch, 23. Mai 2012

Oops I did it again ...

Do you remember my Spikey Shoes I got myself as a birthday present?

Summer is finally here and I can't wear my beloved spikey Litas anymore. Well, I could, but I won't beacuse I hate sweating in my shoes. So I searched online for a summery pair of sandals that are comfortable and have heels. And well ... I found them.



These are my new spikey Lita sandals and I am in love with them. I recieved my package from nelly.at yesterday and was so happy that a size 7 fits perfectly. My spikey booties are a 7,5 and I was worried that the size 7 won't fit me.




Aren't they gorgeous? Today I am wearing them with blue jeans and Essies Tart Deco on my toes. Please excuse the wonky picture, it's very hard to picture your shoes in the morning.
These shoes are so comfortable to walk in, it feels like I am walking in ballerina flats.


They look pretty good in my second shoe cupboard as well. Everyone should have spikey shoe sisters in their cupboard.


Of course I had to to a polyvore for my new summer spikey sandals. That's how I want to wear them.

Summer Spikes

What do you think? Do you like them?

 

Sonntag, 20. Mai 2012

Immer wieder sonntags ...

Dieses Wochenende war lang, also hatte ich ein wenig Zeit mich mit Freunden zu treffen und im Haus und Garten zu werkeln.

|Gesehen| Dark Shadows mit Merlin im Kino, GNTM das Meerjunfrauenshooting, Game of Thrones Staffel 2 und Anonymous auf DVD  |Gehört|  ASP - der schwarze Schmetterling und NIN |Gelesen| Bachelorarbeiten, das gratis Gusto-Magazin, Patrick Rothfuss Der Name des Windes |Getan| Kino mit Merlin, IKEA und Shoppen mit Mel Eyre und Nyota, Heurigenbesuch mit Freunden (Knödel FTW), Gartenarbeit, Verwandtenbesuch in der Steiermark, Geburtstagsgeschenke eingepackt, Nägel lackiert und endlich den neuen TV mit seiner Hintergrundbeleuchtung versehen |Gegessen| Spargel bei IKEA, Erdbeeren, lactosefreies Eis, Jelly Beans, Popcorn im Kino, Grillkäse und gegrilltes Gemüse, Apfeltasche in der Arbeit, leckeres Knödel und Sauerkraut beim Heurigen, Thunfischsalat und Käsebrot  |Getrunken| Kaffee, Innocent Orangensaft, grünen Tee, Eistee, Wasser, Coconut Water und Coke Zero |Gedacht| Langes Wochenende könnte echt öfters sein. |Geärgert| Über gemeine Menschen, die gemeine Sachen sagen/schreiben und über unzuverlässige Handwerker. |Gefreut| Darüber mit meinen Freunden was unternommen zu haben, über ein Date mit meinem Mann und über ein unerwartetes Geschenk. |Gekauft| Stella Mc Cartney Summer Rose Parfum, Body-Öle bei TBS, einen NYX Cremeblush, Bodylotion, neue Handtücher und Gartenmöbelauflagen bei IKEA und neue Sandalen bei Zalando |Gestaunt| Wie rasch unser Urwald im Garten gerodet wurde und wie schnell ich einen Menschen ins Herz schließen kann.






Freyja auf der Couch. Das Coonie hat so lange Beine, sie könnte als Supermodel arbeiten. Bei der aktuellen Staffel von GNTM wäre sie die Schönste!

Ich habe nicht geschrien, als der Zalando-Bote erschienen ist. Drei Paar bestellt, nur eines behalten. I am a good girl. Aber auch nur, weil ich mir Lita Spike Sandalen bestellt habe. ;-)

Manche bunten Überraschungen kommen in tiefschwarzer Verpackung.


Nachdem ich seit letztem Sonntag unbändigen Apetit auf Apfelstrudel hatte (die schuldige Mel Eyre soll sich bitte hier nochmals schämen), musste ich mir am Mittwoch eine französische Apfeltasche kaufen. Sie war sehr lecker, allerdings möchte ich noch immer einen Apfelstrudel.


Diese Innocent-Leute haben die besten Ideen: Drucken einfach niedliche Erdmümmel auf ihren Orangesaft. Ist der nicht niedlich? Die Falsche, die ich heute gekauft hat, hat auch ein cooles Tier drauf.


Meine Mani of the Week: Illamasqua Kink und Lament auf dem Zeigefinger.


Schön war's! Johnny Depp und Tim Burton sind einfach eine geniale Kombination. Und es geht nichts über ein Date mit dem eigenen Mann im kuscheligen Kino bei einem guten Film.


Meine gesammelten Einkäufe: Bei TBS gabs beim Einkauf eines neuen Body-Öls eine Miniversion einer Bodybutter gratis. Außerdem wurde ich quasi dazu genötigt diesen Blush zu kaufen. Lässig ist er! Und für ein wenig Hollywood-Feeling habe ich mir von Soap and Glory die Glow Lotion gekauft. Danke @ alle Anfixerinnen!


 Und Leute, wie war eure Woche?

Samstag, 19. Mai 2012

What's in my bag?

Ages ago Josi van Kit tagged me, she asked:  'What's in your bag?'. Today I spilled some diet coke on my beloved GGL Mr. Postman bag and I had to throw it in the washingmashine. As I had my belondgings laid out before me on the kitchen table, I thought I would show you what I carry around with me.


I laid everything out so that you can take a closer look.


Starting up left there are desinfecting wipes because I'm terrified by germs, my wallet, my passport, my sunglasses, my kindle and goth hello kitty sweets dispenser (Pez if you know the brand), a notebook and a random pen to write down ideas and to do's, my keys and my bat-keychain. I could never leave the house with my phone (with it's cute Gameboy-cover), my Turbulence gum and my makeup bag. For extra room I kepp my strawberry extension bag with me. I am so sad dm does not carry these any more!

My makeup-bag is by MAC, it's one of this three clear ones that come in a pack. I like to see what I actually carry with me because I hate rummaging around searching for my lipstick.


First of all there is pocket mirror which I bought in Paris, it shows Monsieur Scarabée, who is in charge of ensuring that my lipstick never fades. Every time I look at him, he brings a smile to my face. As you can see I don't carry around blush, powder or foundation. The only thing I do bring with me is lip-products like my Guerlain Rouge G in Bianca, my Chubby Stick by Clinique in Chunky Cherry or my alltime favourite Essence lipgloss. For my dry hands I need so me handcream on the go, the one that's currently in my bag is by L'Occitane and has Shea Butter in it. And of course I need some perfume, this is a miniature of my favourite spring/summer scent English Pear and Fresia.

What's in your bag?

Montag, 14. Mai 2012

Products, that did not work for me

There is this tag going on about 'Products I regeret buying'. First of all I wanted to write about products that I regret buying but then I found out that don't have many of them. What I do want to show you are products that did not work for me and that I will be selling on the 2nd Vienna Beauty Flea Market in June.


To start with nailpolish, I have to mention that these polishes are not bad, I just found cheaper or better products to replace them.
Bluntly I am not the kind of girl who wears glittery nailpolish, so this OPI glitter polish from the Burlesque Collection may be pretty in the bottle but I don't like the way it looks on me. It is a decent nailpolish though but I prefer a cream or shimmer finish.
Chanel's Rouge Noir. As much as I like Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction this nailpolish is way to expensive for me. I've gone through several bottles, now I found a cheaper replacement for it (thank God).
Seche Vite's Seche Base is a nice but shimmery basecoat and that is the problem. I prefer cream nailpolish and this Base Coat peaks through, so I use Butter London's base coat instead. If you like shimmery or glittery nailpolishes this Base Coat is perfect (especially for glitter).


This is what happens if I'm bored and watch too many Youtube videos. I end up buying a highlighter by Benefit which has a cute packaging but looks exactly the same like my Jemma Kidd's Rose Gold cream highlighter - damn! The highlighter is great, the stick-form ensures easy application and you could use the sponge that came with it ( I didn't I used my fingers or a brush) to blend it in.


Blushes ... My very dry and sensitive skin prefers cream blushes. The Nars one, Lokoum, looked very pretty in internet swatches but is too dark for me. I have to say that I'm not a big fan of Nars' bluhes in general, the only one I really like is Penny Lane. MAC's Dollymix emphasizes my rosnacea pretty badly and though I love the colour it's a miss. On the last Beauty Flea Market I was so happy to find the Michael Kors Ver Hollywood blush in Sunset Coral but guess what - I reacted allergicaly to it! Last but nut least in the blush department is the contour colour by MAC Strada from Gareth Pugh's collection. This blush is the perfect colour but it makes my cheeks itch like crazy, that's such a bummer.


Urban Decay's 24/7 Glide on Pencils. Eyeryone is raving about these pencils and I liked them too but the only problem with them is that they do not stay put on my waterline, like other products do. The colours are fantastic but they are lacking staying power on me. I used them on the waterline and as an eyeshadow base, they work pretty well as an eyeshadow base but there are better ones out there.


It's a pity that Rouge Bunny Rouge left the German/Austrian beauty market because they are of good quailty and beautiful packaged. Alas the matte ones (this one is Grey Go Away Lourie) don't work for me because it fades quickly throughout the day. I don't know why because the shimmery ones last on my eyelids pretty well. I tried this one with different bases but went back to my grey MAC eyeshadow in Scene because this one does it's job well.


Limited Edition (hyped) products make me buy stuff without thinking logically. This Clinique lipstick in Coral Crush is beautiful on everybody else but looks horrible on me. And I don't like coral lipsticks. Why did I purchase this one?


Do you have products that do not work for you? What are you doing with them?