Sunday, 26 April 2015

Catrice ~ Doll's Collection ~ Playing in Lavender Heaven

Hey everyone! Another Catrice polish. I am sort of re-discovering my love for Catrice nail polish. I have some true beauties in my stash by Catrice, I need to wear them again. Playing in Lavender Heaven caught my eye on the shelf because of the shimmer that was nicely visible when moving the bottle, plus it looked like a very nice subtle lavender shade, great for office as well, so I grabbed it. 

The application was good, this is three coats, as my nails were a bit longer at that point. I think Playing in Lavender Heaven will appeal to many, as it is a very wearable colour. I am a bit on the fence about it, I feel like shimmer is almost brush-strokey, even if it is really not. I don't know. It held beautifully on my nails, almost a week. 

Did you get any of the shades from Doll's collection? 

Thank you for reading and commenting!

~ Ulmiel

Friday, 17 April 2015

Catrice Luxury Lacquers ~ Sandhopper

Ok, honestly, people, the whole hype around sand finish never got to me, I just did not find that finish appealing. Typical of me that I am slowly discovering it now, with perhaps more affordable brands. I kind of like it, especially if it is glittery. I found Catrice Sandhopper in one of the "on sale" jars in Leclerc and it looked stunning in the bottle so I took it. Apparently it is from a limited edition called Sand'sation, I do not remember this one at all. :)

Sandhopper looks amazing on the nails too, I love how shiny, glittery metallic it is. The finish is very sharp comparing to other sandies I already tried, and it lasts really, really long time. I am very pleasantly surprised about that - I do not have top coat on and it is still on my nails after 6 days of wearing with only two minor chips. 

Oh, my pinky nail got really badly broken right before we went to a music festival in Germany, and at that point my nails were really long and I really didn't have time to file them down, so I used the Nail Crazy advice and tutorial with fast drying glue and it works like magic! Thanks, Žana, you saved my life that day, when I didn't have enough time to eat, let alone do my nails!

What else? Oh yes, this was three coats, you know me, better one coat extra than a visible nail line. ;) The brush is OK. Still not the old Catrice I remember, but it is ok. The polish dries really fast, and, as mentioned, has really good staying power. I might look for another one from this limited edition, Sandhopper was a good surprise!

Have you gotten anything from Sand'sation edition? Any sandies you would recommend?

Thank you for reading and commenting!

Monday, 13 April 2015

Essence Love & Sound LE ~ Glastonberry

Heya my lovelies! Today I have another new polish for you from the LE you already met on the  
shelves, probably, Love & sound LE. I am loving the matte and I am still on the fence about the sand finish, but this shade kind of called for me from the stand and I gave it a go. It is this fleshy-nude colour and desert-matt finish sounded interested enough to give it a go. I do not regret it, as I really loved wearing this colour.

The sand finish on this particular shade is not as sharp as it can be on some of them - I am wearing Sandhopper by Catrice ATM and I could file my nails with it - probably because it is not a glittery polish. The colour I love. No idea why, I can imagine a lot of people hating it, and it was more of a boring colour comparing to others in the collection, but it intrigued me. And I loved wearing it. Plus, it lasted for a long time for a nail polish sans top coat, especially considering I had longer nails on this photo, I think it went 5 days without a single chip. Very nice! 

On photos I have two to three coats on my bigger nails, the formula and brush were good. Actually the brush is major improvement from the last Essence nail polish I tried out. If this is their new brush, I am starting to buy Essence again! 

Did you get anything from LOVE & Sound LE? Do you recommend anything I should try and find on the shelves?

Thank you for reading and commenting!

Monday, 6 April 2015

New In ~ A haul post

Hey everyone! This is a haul post I planned to do a couple of days ago - in between I already bought three new varnishes and an eyeshadow. I need help. In the next New in post! 

I split this one in nail polish, hair care and "other". 

Group photo! I forgot the Manglaze on the group picture.

I already showed you the ManGlaze Mayonnaise in my previous post. 

Catrice is from LE Doll's Collection, shade Playing in Lavender Heaven and I bought it on a whim, because it has this awesome shimmer in it. I already wore it, swatches will follow, but I am most impressed by its staying power - I wore it for 7 days and it didn't chip.

Another LE, Essence Hidden Stories, shade Enchanted by Hint of Mint. I saw it on a friend of mine and had to have it. Haven't worn it yet though. 

And Essence sandy, Me & My Lover, which I took primarily because of the glitter in it.

IsaDora face primer Under Cover. I took it because I ran out of my primer from Max Factor (All day primer, I think), and in the last 5-6 months of usage I am pretty sure it clogged my pores, so I decided to try something else. IsaDora primer was really well received on blosphere and even though it costs a lot, I gave it a go. So far I love it. More about it when I use it for a couple of months. :)

Ebeline lip brush, because I lack them in my collection, hopefully it will be good, haven't tried it yet. 

Jane Carter Solution Wrap And Roll hair foam I got on a whim in January, I think. I bought it on IHerb, and I have no idea why I got it, I was just convinced by the article. It is actually a decent foam, what bothers me most is how fast it is going, this thing won't last me two months. 

Redken Extreme Anti-snap. When I got back to blogging and my hair really went to hell in the beginning of the year, I decided to really follow my hair guru on just about everything concerning hair. Redken was my first purchase and so far I have used it a couple of times and I cannot believe how good my hair feels after this. I am saving it now for after my visit to hairdresser, because my ends need to go, and then is Redken all the way.

Le Petit Marseillais Hule Elixir and Le Petit soin, Karité & Argan line. The oil again bought after reading about it on Mateja's blog, as a pre-shampooing treatment. Love it, although the packaging is a bit of a fail.
The LE Petit soin leave-in treatment is a bit older, a friend of mine got it for me from Paris, but I wanted to show it to ya as it is from the same line. It is a really awesome leave in conditioner, considering it is an affordable drugstore brand. If you see it, I recommend it, it doesn't make hair greasy, but it tames them. Love it. 

In the corner you can see the Ebelin brush I got. Mateja, I swear you can read mind. Like two weeks ago I decided that my old brush is too disgusting and it needs to go, and I googled good brushes but I either wasn't convinced by them or they were too expensive. And I decided I'll just ask on Mateja's blog once I find the time. And I swear, a couple of days later Best Beauty Tools post pops up on her blog. I got the Ebelin brush, the bigger one, and I love it, with the Tangle Teezer they are a perfect match. 

What's new in your beauty world, any recommendation? 

Have a nice week!