Saturday, April 28, 2012

european drug store haul - Essence, Catrice, P2 & Alverde

Moving to Europe has had its perks! One of the beauty-related ones has been being able to buy some pretty nice inexpensive make-up products. Essence, Catrice, P2 and Alverde are some of the local brands that sell their products for a few Euros.

Several times a month, they also release some limited edition collections - which let's face it, gets people running into the drugstores. For me, this is a whole new make-up world that I get to explore.

Without further ado, this is my drugstore shopping spree over the past few weeks.

Catrice Revoltaire LE eyeshadow palettes
I love the Revoltaire packaging. The products are quite decent too!

Toxic Combination & Explosive Combination
...some coral lip sticks for the spring/summer!

P2 Copacabana, Catrice Colour Bomb (Revoltaire LE)

Blushes: Essence Smoothie Operator & Peach Punk, Catrice Colour Bomb (all LE)
Catrice lip brush, Essence Soul Sista LE kabuki, P2 Spring Please LE Kabuki, Alverde LE blush brush, Alverde angles eyeliner brush
Have you tried any European drug store products? Do you have some favourites that you can recommend?

Sunday, April 22, 2012

My bag - feat. Michael Kors Large Bedford Bowling Satchel

The name of this bag is a mouthful!

My MK bag was the perfect bday present and I am now wearing it every day! Mine is large and fits all the basics, including a thin A4 notepad, wallet, keys, make up, etc. The colour is in tan and is a gorgeous yellowy brown. The leather is smooth and soft.

I love Michael Kors' designs and the quality of his items! If you're looking to invest in a good designer bag, that will not cost an arm and a leg like some other higher end designers, I recommend checking his bags out. It's classic and not too loud and will make for the perfect every day bag!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

origins & earth day

Origins is giving out 1 full-size moisturizer in order to help promote recycling! Today and tomorrow (depending on where you are based)!

All you need to do is go to your local origins counter/store and return an empty cosmetics or skincare product. You can then choose between Starting Over and A Perfect World. Visit this link for more information:

The products are full size and in special packaging. My fiance and I both picked one of each up. I can't tell you how thrilled I am about this promotion. The empties you hand in will be recycled into new packaging. Perfect! Needless to say, I am pretty stoked about the products as well, since I have been looking for a good light-weight moisturizer for the day. Origins products are vegan, mineral oil and paraben-free.

So ladies and gents, call your local origins counter to find out if they're participating in this promotion.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

peaches and rings

With the warmer weather and sunshine we've been getting, I started experimenting with brighter nail colours again. Yesterday I decided to go for a milky peach shade with fine shimmer, that's hardly noticeable. What a perfect shade for spring/summer and definitely more daring than my go-to taupes. It even makes me look more tan. I also stacked some rings on top of each other. Definetely liking the look. What do you think?

Nailpolish: Sing: Oh, Champs-Elysees by Catrice (German drug store brand)
Rings: Bands on ring finger by H & M and my engagement ring; ring on index finger by Claire's

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