All Used Up March & April 2017

All Used Up March & April 2017

Alright, time for another trash post. I have many items almost used up, but only a few I managed to actually empty and throw away lately and those are:

Balea Handcreme Buttermilk & Lemon: My current fav hand cream. Already repurchased. Must be on my fourth bottle now (If I always repurchase the same thing I don’t always put it in those posts because boring).

Jean & Len Shampoo für seidiges Haar: I tried it on a whim and really liked it. It did actually make my hair silky and my scalp was not itchy and dry (something I often have a problem with). However when I went back to repurchase it I couldn’t find it anymore. The whole product line was repackaged and looked different. For now I have some other shampoos to use up but I do plan on going back and finding this one again.

List of ingredients for shampoo.

Rituals Sakura Body Lotion: I had more than one of these. I like the smell and the whipped cream texture is fun to touch. However it does not really do a whole lot for the skin. No moisture. Looking at the list of ingredients (too small to photograph, sorry) it is very back-heavy, meaning it’s mostly silicone and all the advertised stuff like rice etc is listed after Phenoxyethanol (meaning there’s less than one percent in it). So, nice sample, would not buy full size.

s.Oliver Outstanding. Review here. I have nothing to add. Used up as a room spray at work.

Last two items: The Body Shop Pink Grapefruit shower gel: one of my favorite Body Shop scents. Yum. Currently on a shower gel bying ban (which I broke to buy those cursed unicorn shower gels – see my instagram). Should I one day have used up all my backlog I might get this one again.

And a body lotion: Daisy Dream by Marc Jacobs. The lotion was actually not half bad, considering it’s mostly there to enhance the perfume. The scent is okay, nothing I would buy for myself, but a nice fresh floral.

And that concludes my empties post for the last two months. I have quite a few things almost used up I wonder how many more weeks they’ll last…

Marc Jacobs Decadence

Marc Jacobs Decadence

Marc Jacobs Decadence

Decadence by Marc Jacobs was released in the later half of 2015. While it is different from the other well known Marc Jacobs scents (which I consider to be soft florals or fruity florals), it’s not exactly unique. In fact, it’s one of those very sweet scents you get a dime a dozen these days.

So much for that, I think, as I wear the scent for my first testing day. The next day, I’m going out and I reach for – my sample of Decadence. And the next day and the next… On Christmas I get a bottle of Chanel, yet whenever I leave the house I am wearing Decadence. It’s just so cosy in cold weather. By the time of me writing this I have almost used up the first sample (I tend to have more than one).

Do I want a full bottle? Never. I don’t like the bottle design (I don’t like any of the Marc Jacobs bottles) and the perfume is really not so special. I have many small vials of sweet perfume. But until I run out of Decadance I will enjoy what I have.

In a nutshell: not a must-have, but a nice-to-have

Unboxing: Douglas Box of Beauty Feb 2015

Unboxing: Douglas Box of Beauty Feb 2015

I haven’t ordered any beauty boxes in a while, long enough to get nostalgic about it. 😉 So I decided to get the newest Douglas box.

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This is how the open package looked.

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The samples in the package (not part of the actual box) were Burberry Brit Rhythm,

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and Lancome Advanced Genifique. Sure, I’ve already got a full size of this, but now I have a small one for travels, too. 🙂

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The price for a box was raised from 10 € to 11€ and the number of available boxes was raised from 600 to 800. I’m okay with that.

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The content. The Origins product was too big to go inside the neat wrapping. 😄

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Here we have the star product of the box, Origins Drink It Up Overnight Mask, 100ml.

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List of ingredients. Lots of good oils.

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And the rest of the package.

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Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream Body Lotion 30ml. Well, a perfume mini would have been nice, but you can’t have everything.

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Ingredients.

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Then there was the Shiseido Bio-Performance Glow Revival Serum, 7ml.

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With a long list of ingredients.

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And the Elizabeth Arden Flawless Future Caplet Serum, 5ml.

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Ingredients.

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And the actual bottle. I’m fascinated by these kind of pearls in liquid products.

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And the last item: Sensai Cellular Performance Mask, 20ml.

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Ingredients.

That’s it. I guess this was the super skincare box or something. 😄 I like how before this box I had exactly zero moisturizing face masks (but I wanted one) and now I have two. The whole box is a bit heavy on the face serums. Personally I like these samples but some people might be disappointed. I still think it’s a good idea that with Douglas boxes, you know one item beforehand (the full size) and the brands of the samples. It means you could guess approximately what you might get. Which is how I skip the boxes that will come with hair products. So I guess people who don’t want too much skin care would not have ordered it, anyway.

I like that it’s full of high quality products and I’m happy I scratched the box itch. 😉

Favorites of 2013

Favorites of 2013

The year has almost come to an end.Time to look back!

I made a list of the beauty things I enjoyed most this year; then I removed everything that I did not get in 2013, else it would have been an all time-favorites list instead of a 2013 list. While not everything on the list came out in 2013, I still think it makes a good representative.

Makeup

Base: Diorskin Nude BB Creme

Blush: Chanel Le Blush Creme de Chanel, Lancome Blush in Love

Eyes: Benefit They’re real, YSL Palette in Classy, Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Eyeliner (1 2 3), Chanel Stylo Eyeshadows

Lips: Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Chic, Pygmalion; Lancome Baume in Love in A la folie, cherry, YSL Rouge Pour Couture in Rose Lyrique, Maybelline 14h stay lipsticks

Skin Care

Hands/Body: Balea Hand Creams, Diadermine Body Oil

Face: Biotherm Blue Therapy Serum, Lancome Visionnaire Serum, Lancome Eau Micellaire Doceur

Hair

Lee Stafford Dry Shampoo, BC Boncacure Oil Miracle Volume Amplifier

Nails

OPI Alcatraz… Rocks, What Wizardry is this?, Essie For The Twill Of It, Penny Talk, YSL Jade Imperial, Guerlain Ultraviolet Top Coat

Perfume

Prada Candy L’Eau, Marc Jacobs Honey