Sunday, January 30, 2011

NOTD: OPI Diva of Geneva (Swiss Collection)

OPI describes it as: A Vibrant pink-red that’s anything but neutral.
I describe it as: A purple with pink undertones with a golden sheen to it.

Well you can call it whatever you want, it’s a gorgeous colour. Too bad you can’t really see the gold sheen in the picture. I always have this feeling that pictures don’t do nail polish justice. They look so much better in real life. Just a fun fact about how amazing this colour is: even my sister has worn it and that something because she usually only wears clear or pink nail polish. On the picture I’m wearing a base coat and 2 coats of OPI’s Diva of Geneva.

Staying power:

Like expected from OPI it stays on for more than a week before it stars to chip. Of course you get a white line at the tip of your nails because they grow.
Like usual the same OPI packaging, glass bottle, black cap. I do have to say I find OPI bottles huge! I wonder if I will ever finish a bottle.
OPI is quite expensive. This bottle costs €13,95, but you get 15ml of product, which is a lot! Like I’ve said above I’m afraid I’ll never finish a bottle.OPI nail polishes are good quality. I like have pretty nails but I don’t have the time to redo my nails every 2 days, that’s what I like about OPI, I don’t have to worry about my nails for a whole week.
+ Amazing quality, will stay on for more than a week!
+ Beautiful, original colour
+ Wide range of colours in permanent line
+ Huge bottle
- Quite expensive
- Limited Edition colour
- Huge bottle

xoxo Kelly

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

MAC Jeanius Collection

Release date:
USA: March 3, 2011
Nederland: March 5, 2011 (Uitsluitend te koop bij: MAC counters in Parfumerie Douglas)

Eyeshadow ($? €?)
Diva In Distress: Mid-tone gray with silver pearl (Limited Edition)
Motorhead: Mid-tone blue with copper pearl (Limited Edition)
Stove Pipe Black: Black with copper pearl (Limited Edition)
White Jeanius: White with silver pearl (Limited Edition)

Lipglass ($14.50 €17,50)
Docile: Chrome pink peach with gold (Limited Edition) (Repromote from Fabulous Felines, ’10)
Indigo Pink: Deep burgundy with blue pearl (Limited Edition)
Painted On: Grayish beige with gold pearl (Limited Edition)

Lipstick ($14.50 €17,50)

Acid Washed: Grayish beige with gold pearl (Limited Edition)
Pretty Please: Pale pink pearl (Lustre) (Permanent)
Riveting Rose: Deep burgundy with blue pearl (Limited Edition)

Nail Lacquer ($13.00 €12,00)

Biker Blue: Black base with purple and blue pearl (Limited Edition)
Frayed-to-Order: White matte with soft pink duochrome pearl (Limited Edition)

Blush ($18.50 €19,50)

Overdyed: Bright magenta (Satin) (Limited Edition)
Pink Cult: Mid-tone neutral pink (Matte) (Limited Edition)

Penultimate Brow Maker ($16.50 €?)
Penultimate Eye Liner ($16.50 €?)

So this is the next limited edition collection by MAC. I don't know all the prices yet but I'll change the post when I get more information. No special packaging this time but those eyeshadows look lovely with the denim print. I think that they will be bigger than the normal eyeshadows, just like the Tartan Tale and Peacocky ones. I just don't see the point in that because I never finished a normal size MAC eyeshadow. I think I’ll wait for the swatches on Temptalia before I decide what to buy.

Are you planning on buying something from this collection?

xoxo Kelly

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Estee Lauder Advanced night repair review

I personally think skincare is one of the most important things for healthy looking, young skin.
I have used quite a few products, but there are only a few that I keep using. This serum is definitely one of them!
Here are some PRODUCT DETAILS :

The one formula beautiful skin can't live without.
This comprehensive, high-performance anti-aging serum-inspired by groundbreaking DNA research-brings your skin a dramatic reduction in the visible signs of aging.

Use it every day to help continuously repair the appearance of past damage, prevent future damage and deliver high levels of hydration.
If you want younger, healthier-looking skin now and in the future, don't go a night without it.

Even the best can get better. This advanced formula-with 20 patents worldwide-includes all the benefits you love about the original, plus more to help your skin repair itself like never before:
Exclusive Chronolux™ Technology
Repairs the appearance of past damage.
Addresses damaging effects before they become permanent.
You'll see a visible improvement in the signs of aging-specifically lines, uneven skintone and immediate hydration.

Enhanced Environmental Repair
Neutralizes up to 90%* of environmentally generated free radicals before they can affect skin's appearance.
That's key, because environmental assaults such as UV, smoke, pollution and even emotional stress are the #1 cause of premature signs of aging.
Our advanced technology repairs the appearance of damage caused by every major environmental assault.

Continuous Hydration
Creates the optimal environment for repair with nature's long-proven moisture magnet Hyaluronic Acid.
Clinical tests prove skin's levels of moisturization increase dramatically.
Soothes daily irritation and builds a rich anti-oxidant reserve to help replenish skin's natural protectants.Think of it as "insurance" for younger, healthier-looking skin, today and tomorrow.

(Back of the packaging)

So... back to the review.
What I do love about this product is that it moisturizes my skin with a lightweight consistency ( serum ).
It absorbs quick and it is fragrance free. Also it has a very hygienic packiging.
I have been using this product for the past 6 months and it never break me out.
I only use this at night (duh.. night repair?) under my Dior hydra life moisturizer.

My skin has visibly improved ; my acne scars are fading, my skin looks brighter and even toned, and dry/flaky spots have dissapeared.
For me this is a love-for-life item... I even use it during summer when I get a sunburn.
I know I'm quite young to use an anti-age serum, but it really is more than that.

To use it you only need to apply a few drops on your face and you will be left with lovely soft skin ^^.
It is a little expensive, I bought it for €62 at De Bijenkorf , but I will definitely buy again.
(the bottle contains 50ML)


Inspiring spring pics

hello everybody!

Spring is coming up, so I'd like to share a few pics with you to get that spring spirit!

Blast From The Beauty Past: MAC Instant Chic Blush (Pret-a-Papier)

In Blast From The Beauty Past I will tell you about Limited Edition products I bought. Are they really that special? Or were they just over-hyped and do I never use them?

Brand: MAC
Collection: Pret-a-Papier (Spring 2010)
Product: Blush
Colour: Instant Chic
Colour description: Mid-tone muted coral
Finish: Sheertone
Amount of product: 6g/ 0.21 US oz
Price: €19,50
Pret-a-Papier is a very neutral collection with lots of browns but also a lot of corals, and I like corals. This collection didn’t have special packaging. The only product I bought from this collection is the blush in Instant Chic. It’s a beautiful shade of coral and it applies really smoothly. I love this colour so much, ever since I bought it it’s my go to everyday blush. I used this colour a lot but you can’t see that, it doesn’t look brand new anymore but it doesn’t look like it’s used a lot because you don’t need a lot, really MAC blushes last you forever. It’s not like any of the blushes in MAC’s permanent line, so it’s definitely a special colour and I don’t regret buying it at all!

xoxo Kelly

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

MAC Angel lipstick review

Today's review is going be about the famous Mac lipstick in the colour 'angel' (frost finish) that we all know Kim Kardashian wears a lot.
Mac calls this a soft pink, which I think it is. It's a very light creamy pink without shimmer or whatsoever. Even though it's a frost finish, I don't really notice that .
(yay! ..I don't like metallic finishes at all).

It has a good staying power (at least 2/3 hours) but I do need a several layers to get good colour. Also it can be a bit drying, so I always put on some Rosebud salve lipbalm on my lips before I apply the lipstick.

(without flash indoors)

'Angel' looks very pretty with a smokey eye, but you can also wear it with your everyday look.
It can be worn on its own, but it is also very nice with a lipgloss over it to make it more shiny.

The lipstick costs €17,50 and contains 3G.
XXX Liza.

MAC Cham Pale, Review Lip Gelee: Sin-tillation

Cham Pale is MAC’s post-Christmas collection. The MAC collections after Christmas are usually quite neutral. The Cham Pale Collection contains a lot of sparkly shimmery but nude products. Since I love glitter I decided to pick up one of the Lip Gelees. I choose for the colour Sin-tillation.

Simple transparent squeeze tube so you can see the colour. It contains 15ml and you only have to use a little bit so this tube will last a long time. A thing I really like about squeeze tubes is that if you apply them with a brush it is hygienic to share these while it isn’t with lipgloss with a brush or doe-foot applicator like MAC Dazzleglass or Lipglass. This product is limited edition but it doesn’t have special packaging.

Lip Gelee comes in a squeeze tube, you can use the tube to place the product on your lips. I prefer using a brush for more precise application.

MAC describes it as: Sparkly pale icy pink.
I describe it as: Pale pink with a lot of sparkles.
This colour looks great on its own but also looks nice over a lipliner or lipstick to give the look some shimmer.

Lip Gelee in Sin-tillation has frost finish, just like all the other Cham Pale Lip Gelees. It has the typical MAC vanilla scent. It is not very sticky at all and it actually feels moisturizing on my lips. I could feel the glitter on
my lips, but it didn’t feel irritating. It looks better in real life than on the photo, but because of all the glitters it was hard to take a good picture. It even feels like a picture doesn’t do the colour justice

Lip Gelees costs €17,00 for 15ml. A little goes a long way, so I think this product was worth the money

Overall opinion:
Cham Pale Lip Gelees are available in 4 colours. If you like glittery lipgloss you might want to check these out. These are limited edition, so if you want one you might want to hurry up.

xoxo Kelly

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Review: Urban Decay Naked Palette

Yeah, I got my hands on it! It wasn’t easy to find but I have it: the Urban Decay Naked Palette. I have it for over a month now and I’ve tried all the colours so I thought I share my opinion with you.

Virgin: A very, very light shimmery nude colour. I love using this as a brow bone highlight or to light up the inner tear duct.
Sin: A frosty pale pink. (Permanent)
Naked: A matte medium brown. Perfect for blending out darker colours or nice for in the crease. (Permanent)
Sidecar: A very shimmery light brown.
Buck: A matte darker brown. This colour is a bit darker than naked, I like using this colour in the crease.
Half Baked: A shimmery gold. Perfect for all over the lid. (Permanent)
Smog: A shimmery dark brown/bronze colour. (Permanent)
Darkhorse: A dark chocolate brown.
Toasted: A shimmery brown/pink. A very original colour, I like using this all over the lid. (Permanent)
Hustle: A shimmery dark plummy brown.
Creep: A dark blue/black with silver shimmer. I like to use this to line my upper lid with when I have a more nude look.
Gunmetal: A blue/grey with silver shimmer. (Permanent)

The eyeshadows all feel very soft and are very pigmented. The swatches are all done without a base. This palette is amazing! For my eyes I can just grab this one palette and I have everything I need. Some of the shades are permanently available so if you love any of those shades you could also buy it separately.

24/7 Glide-on Pencils:
Zero: Black.
Whiskey: Dark brown.

The 24/7 Glide on Pencils are very soft and creamy.

You can use the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Pencils on your waterline.

 This set also comes with a mini Urban Decay Primer Potion. Probably the most famous primer. I´ve tried it and it makes my eyeshadows last all day and it doesn´t crease on me.

+ A lot of eyeshadows you can combine perfectly. You can create a lot of looks just using this one palette.
+ Comes with a primer.
+ Comes with 2 eyeliners.
+ Comes with a mirror.
- Packaging is brown velvet. It looks sophisticated but you should be careful with it. Powder products stick to it and it better not to get it near any wet surfaces.

So in my opinion this palette is definitely worth the money. I bought it in Oxford, England at Boots. I paid £27.50 for it.

xoxo Kelly

Guest-blogger Kelly!

Hi there!

I want to introduce to ya'll our new guest-blogger Kelly!
Kelly and I (Liza) actually are collegues at work, and when we got to know each other better i found out that she's just as crazy about beauty etcetera as we are :) SO! here is a short intro she wrote herself:
Look out for her posts!

Hey everyone,

My name is Kelly I am 18 years old, and I will be a guest-writer on Things4her. So I thought it would be nice if I introduced myself. I am a make-up and beauty addict. I love LUSH products and my favourite make-up brand is MAC, when it comes to nails I love OPI but also love trying out other maybe cheaper, or drugstore brands. You can expect full in-depth reviews and swatches from the products I own. I hope you enjoy reading my articles!

xoxo Kelly

Friday, January 14, 2011

Dior Hydra Life Creme Sorbet Review

Hi girls,

I really want to share with you my favourite day and night moisturizing creme from Dior.
It is designed for normal and combination skin. (i have combination skin : oily t-zone /dry chin and cheecks).
It absorbs quick and leaves no greasy feeling. It is very hydratating but not oily or rich at all, it leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth.
Also i use it as a base before i apply my foundation. (as it absorbs really quick you don’t  have to worry about a ‘glowy’ or ‘greasy’ finish once you’ve applied your foundation.
Another pro is that the crème is not heavy scented at all, it just has this nice soft fresh smell that i love.
Oh and it DID NOT! break me out!!

A 50ML jar costs €54,50 (i know, it’s a little pricy, but a little goes a long way and i think it is worth every penny!)

<3 Liza

Thursday, January 13, 2011

French Pink manicure

Today I am going to show you another nail tutorial.
I love to wear bright colours on my nails, even during the winter.
it gives a little colour between all those dark tones.

Well, this is a very easy tutorial.
I used a bright pink colour from Janet, #116 and I used a very light pink colour from Catrice as base-coat.

You just start with the base coat, just apply one layer, then let it dry. When it's dry you can apply the bright pink colour on the tips of your nails, I applied it like it's a french manicure.
apply a topcoat on top, and you're done!

This is the result:

I personally love this look, what do you think?

xx C

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

We're back!

Hey ladies,

we zijn 'n tijdje weg geweest... Maar we gaan vanaf nu weer actief bloggen! Jullie kunnen minimaal 2 posts per week verwachten over beauty fashion en lifestyle.

Enjoy, en laat ons vooral weten wat je er van vindt!