Thursday, 30 August 2012

Travalo Review + Demo + How To Clean + Outtakes

Hi dolls,

I have been wanting to film this for some time now. And I did film it, figures that I had to re-film the demo part because it was too dark to actually see. So now that is fix. I had so much editing to do. I was everywhere and nowhere in this video. So I also added some outtakes at the end just for your enjoyment.

I hope you guys enjoy the video and the review!

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Truly Yours August 2012 Unboxing

Hi dolls,

I am back with another unboxing video. How exciting! I have been waiting for this box to come in for a week now. Truly Yours team had us all in suspense, because the hints they gave sounded so good! So I was super excited about it all.

Anyways I will stop talking and just get you to the unboxing video.

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Bourjois: Queen Attitude (Fall 2012)

Hi dolls,

Just a quick post on this new makeup Bourjois is releasing for fall. I am super excited about this, because I love doing winged eyeliners, although maybe not as extreme as cleopatra. Maybe I should do a Cleopatra makeup tutorial for halloween... Let me know yay or nay in the comments?

Anyways Bourjois will be releasing two new products for this Queen Attitude look. First one is the Queen Attitude Mascara, which suppose to curl your lashes and volumizes them. I don't think I will pick up this one because I have like 5 back up mascaras I need to use! lol

Although I have to say the packaging is super nice with gold and turqoise detailing. Maybe I will pick it up, just for the packaging lol. It comes in two colors Noir Intense which is an intense black color and Brun Or Intense which is a deep brown with gold glow.

Mascara retails for € 14.49

The product I am most excited for is the Kohl Queen Attitude. It is a thick kohl pencil that has a lot of pigmentation in it. So it will have that black line immediately and the formula contains no parabens. This one will be available only in black, but Cleopatra only wore black so I can totally understand.

Like the mascara the packaging will have gold and turqoise detailing. But the kohl pencil will also have a satin ribbon at the end. From the pictures this product does not look very big, but I am excited to go out and get this kohl pencil. I love black eyeliners, kohl pencils and liquid eyeliners. Gel eyeliners I have not tried so can't judge that.

Kohl retails for € 9.99

So you are asking when can I get my hands on these products? The products should be in stores this week or next week. I know I will be out and getting me 1 of the kohl pencils. Will you be getting any of these 2 products?

Monday, 27 August 2012

Movie Monday: Hunger Games

Hi dolls,

I am a little late today with my Monday segment. 

I finally managed to watch the Hunger Games. I know I am a bit late.. But I was actually planning not to watch the movie at all! I normally don't watch something when at first glance it does not interest me that much and then gets so much media attention. I usually steer far away from it. There are exceptions but that is for another blog post. (1 of the reasons why I have not watched 1 single Twilight movie)

Normally I would have a movie to recommend to you guys. But because I have just been listening to the same songs and not watched any movie I am totally in love with lately. I thought I would write a short review on the movie that I last watched. And that is the Hunger Games.

After hearing so many good things and everyone raving about it. I wanted to watch it but on the other not so much just because of too much media hype. (Do you guys ever have that?)

I have to say this is one of those movies that is overhyped about, I don't want to offend anyone and this is my opinion. I did not like this movie as much as I thought I would like it. The fact that Gail (Liam Hemsworth character) is in love with Katniss (totally hollywood-ised) does not make sense to me, because of the lack of screen time between those two. I think the movie was pretty bloody to watch, would not recommend it to kids. I had to look away a couple of times, because it grossed me out. But maybe that is because I can't stand the sight of blood and disgustingness. 

What I would recommend though it to watch the movie and judge for yourself, I can understand why some people find it a good movie. But not so good that they can watch it 10x on a day. 

If you have a movie you think I should watch. Let me know in the comments, or if you have seen the Hunger Games let me know what you thought of the movie.

Collective Haul + Outtakes

Hi dolls,

I have put up another haul video, I haven't done one of these in a couple of weeks so I thought it would be fun to do one. And also I have done a couple of outtakes at the end. I hope you guys will enjoy that let me know your thoughts?

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Blog Hopping!

Hi dolls,

I came across this through another blog and think it is an amazing idea for promotion of your blog without spamming someone's comment section with please take a look at my blog. I don't know why, but I just don't feel comfortable doing something like that too much. I have heard some bloggers complain about that so I don't want to be on someone's bad side. Maybe I am just too nice. I don't know.

Anyhow go check out this blog where the blog hopping is happening. They have some great tips for blogging and links to other blogs. I always love checking out new blogs, but I just never go out looking for it for some reason maybe it is because I am on YouTube too much...

The blog for blog tips and blog hopping (love that name)

Anyhow leave me a comment if you have a blog or youtube channel you think I should check out and I will be happy to.

xox Ellen

Saturday, 25 August 2012

GlossyBox is Officially CANCELLED!

Hi dolls,

I have decided to officially cancel my GlossyBox, I just was not happy with the content of the box. 

I will give you the reasons why I cancelled my GlossyBox;

My very first Glossybox the affordable favorites edition in May was amazing. Ok fair enough all drugstore and 5 out of 6 were fullsize. I was super happy and was looking forward to my June Glossybox. In my June GlossyBox I got a double from my Truly Yours Box the sea salt spray from Toni & Guy. Not a huge deal there but I wish Toni & Guy would not give out these samples to all beauty boxes. I am not a huge fan of Yves Rocher makeup especially they are a tad overpriced for an ok makeup brand. The other 2 products were alright, not a massive fan but usable. The thing that really upset me was the Herome toe seporators that you use when painting your toe nails. I did not feel like that was a product, they could've done it as an extra and yes I did look through my box for the nail polish that would have been nice to come with it.

My July box, was an improvement from the June box. The product that I have used everyday was the Himalaya Herbals foaming facewash. The entire contents of the box has no high end products, or you have to count Kryolan as a more of higher end product which I don't. The two Weleda buckthorn samples really smelled bad in my opinion so I did not use that. The shampoo made my hair really greasy in my already grease prone hair. Nail polish is pretty but the value was € 3.- whilst in my Truly Yours box I received a full size Essie nail polish worth € 9.99 so yeah....

This month's box was there was 1 high end product and that was the Kiehl's lip balm, which I am really happy about. I received an Indola color shampoo, I do not have color treated hair. 2 Vera Valenti products that looked cheap, ok I do buy ELF products.... I expected more high end products from GlossyBox. And the 5th product was their GlossyBox blush brush which in the US and the UK box it was counted as an extra not as a product part of the box. 

I will re-subscribe to GlossyBox when it has more high end products. I rather spend my money on things I know I will love, I am still subscribed to Truly Yours and their boxes have been great so far and no disappointments. 

This is my opinion about the box, I don't have anything against GlossyBox, because I love the concept. I just feel these products in their boxes are not for me. 

If you like to see all the products I have received please go to my YouTube channel

Friday, 24 August 2012

ELF Haul!

Hi dolls,

Yes again I have decided to put up a video. This I did not want to call a haul because I did not purchase these items but won these in a contest that was going on the ELF (eyes lips face) blog. But I thought some of you might still enjoy watching a kind of haul video. So here it is.

Thursday, 23 August 2012

GlossyBox August (Augustus) 2012 Unboxing

Hi dolls,

It is the time of month again, where I receive my GlossyBox. This is the August box, and I have to say it is an alright box. But I am thinking about cancelling. Please let me know what you think I should do.


Upcoming: Essence Fall 2012

Hi dolls,

I have another preview for you guys. Although some of these products might already be in stores!

If you like the budget brand Essence as much as I do, you might have noticed that their nailpolish racks have been very empty and they have been trying to sell the last bits as fast as they can. That is because they have new packaging! So out with the old packaging in with the new packaging.

Just a few of them with the new packaging. (can't show all 44!!) Prices are € 1.69 a piece.

I cannot wait to go out and get me some of these polishes. Super cute!!!

Another new thing are these lipbalms, they come in 4 different colors and I have to say the packaging reminds me of the Maybelline Baby lips (which are still not available here!!!) They are called the Kiss, Care, Love lipbalms. Looks cute, might have to pick up some of those to try out. Prices are € 1.39 a piece.

These were just two of the many new things in Essence Fall 2012 collection. There will be 2 new Stay All Day eyeshadows, 2 new eyeshadow quads, 4 new eyeshadow colors, new mascara, lipstick, lipgloss. Basically they are adding new colors/products to all of their existing colors/products already. I am super excited all of these products will be available in stores from September onwards.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Foundation Routine + Get Ready With Me

Hi dolls,

There has been a request for me to do a foundation routine. I have been wanting to do this for a while now too but everytime another video came up. So here it is. Also it is followed by a get ready with me makeup look. So I hope you guys all enjoy, and let me know what you think of it all.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Nail Arts Lovers Assemble!!

Hi dolls,

I have some exciting news for nail arts lovers and people who want to try out nailart but don't like paying a lot of money for all those special polishes, wands, tools etc.

Essence will be having an entirely new range studio nails collection, which contains white nail hardener, white effect, white rose and white gloss. And other nail care things like cuticle oil, base coats and more. Also nail files all just for the small prices of € 1.39 and up. 

Nail art, Essence will have a double ended dotting tool for € 1.99, a peel off base coat (sounds super interesting), colour changing nail polish with the marker both go for € 1.99. And glow in the dark top coat, a special effect top coat, cracking top coat all go for € 1.89 and then of course they go along with the magnetics trend where the nailpolish goes for € 1.99.

It all sounds super exciting. When will this be in store you ask? These items will be available September onwards. I think they will be in their permanent collection, so if you like something you can go back for more colours! 

What will you be picking up?

*images have not been released yet by Essence at the time of writing this blogpost*

Monday, 20 August 2012

Movie Monday; Sorority Wars

Hi dolls,

I thought I would put a movie monday today. Because I have been re-watching some of my girly girl movies recently.

I actually recently discovered this one and I actually quite enjoyed it. Just because it is so girly I guess. Maybe not the greatest movies especially considering how all the storylines go. But still it is something fun to watch.

Lucy Hale plays the main character, whom you might recognise as Aria from Pretty Little Liars. I love her, so I have been looking up where she has played in, and kind of watching those. Although I have not watched Privileged yet, is it worth the watch?

So it basically is the story of a girl who's mum was part of 1 of great sororities out there, and it is expected of her to follow in her footsteps but she kind of does not like what that sorority stands for. I thought this would be great to just watch considering a lot of people will be going to college soon, this is just something fun to watch.

Most Worn Things Tag Summer 2012

Hi dolls,

If you like a bunch of YouTube gurus this TAG has been going around for the last week or so now. And I got a couple of questions from people asking me whether I was going to do this tag yes or no. So here it is.

If you are doing this TAG or you have already done so, please do leave a comment in the comment section and I would love to check it out! 

xox E.

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Glamour Doll Eyes August OTM

Hi dolls,

I have been waiting for this subscription service to open up for forever!!! And now it is finally here, and I thought I would make a video about it. So you can check it out what it is for yourself, instead of me explaining here in text. 

Enjoy the video! And if you are as excited I have linked everything in the description bar in the video.

Hottest Weekend of the Year!

Hi dolls,

I am currently writing this blogpost from my room with the fan on full power in my back. Because it is roasting hot today! And tomorrow it will be even hotter! 

I love hot weather, but generally not in Holland, because it is not nice when it is this hot in Holland. Very humid and I can never sleep at night. You might wonder how hot am I talking about? It is currently just over 30 degrees Celcius over here. That is super hot for Dutch terms, because during the summer we usually get like 2 or 3 days of that kind of weather. And thats about it lol.

Anyways I have a couple of videos planned to post so watch out for that. I feel like my YouTube gets more attention than my blog, although I spend about equal time in both. With Youtube videos editing the videos take a lot of time. 

Anyhow, I will stop random chatting. 

Hope you all will have a nice weekend! 

xoxox Ellen

Friday, 17 August 2012

Truly Yours July 2012 Review

Hi dolls,

I have another review video ready for you to watch. It is the Truly Yours July 2012 review, I have used all the products and now I want to share with you what my experiences were.

Watch my unboxing video; Truly Yours July 2012 Unboxing video
Watch my review video; Truly Yours July 2012 Review video

 Essie Nailpolish in Navigate Her (€ 9.99) full size

Farouk Royal Treatment by Chi Pearl Complex (€ 4.88) 15ml sample size (full size is 59ml € 19.20)

Make-Up Studio Fluid Liner in Sparkling Blue (€ 12.90) full size

Davidoff Cool Water Sensual Essence Eau de Parfume sample € 1.- Shower gel sample € 1.75)

Planter’s Sun Stick SPF 50 (€ 19.95) 8ml full size
Extra; sample of Planter’s repairing cream.

Total box value is €50.47

Upcoming: OPI Germany Collection

Hi dolls,

After the huge succes of the Holland collection OPI had to come out with a new country themed collection. What country is closer to Holland than Germany? Located just east of the Dutch border, I know because I live like right next to it. I can walk to the German border. And whenever there is a storm outside, I get German signal on my phone! lol

Also fun fact the Holland collection was the best selling collection by OPI. But then again who doesn't love Holland ;-)

Anyhow onto the collection.... There will be 12 colors in total for the collection. These colors are absolutely gorgeous. I think it is the perfect transition colors, they are not overly summery but still summer enough and the colors are not overly dark either so not too much of a fall/winter color. But these colors can still go perfectly during those fall/winter months as well.

I will list all the colors with the pictures that goes along with it.

Berlin There Done That (Taupe color)

Danke-Shiny Red

Deutsch You Want Me Baby? (red orangy color)

Don't Pretzel My Buttons (honey beige color)

Don't Talk Bach To Me (lime yellow color)

Every Month Is Oktoberfest (purple color)

Germani-cure By OPI (bordeaux color)

My Very First Knockwurst (pastel pink color)

Nein! Nein! Nein! Ok Fine! (dark olive color)
Schnapps Out Of It! (mauve color)

Suzi & The Dusseldorfs (bright purple)

Unfor-Greta-Bly Blue (saphire blue color)

With every OPI collection, OPI releases a set of minis. In the minis the following colors will appear; Don't Pretzel My Buttons, Nein! Nein! Nein! Ok Fine!, Suzi & the 7 Dusseldorfs and Unfor-Greta-Bly Blue. 

Now you are probably wanting to run to the stores and get this collection. But this collection won't be available in stores until end of August/beginning of September. So you will have to wait a couple more weeks.

Which colors will you be picking up from this collection? What do you think of this collection?

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

GlossyBox July 2012 Review (Dutch Version)

Hi dolls,

Today I have the GlossyBox July 2012 review for you guys. If you don't know what GlossyBox is, it basically is a monthly subscription service where you receive a box full of beauty goodies (5-6 products).

Watch the unboxing video here; GlossyBox July 2012 Unboxing Video
Watch the review video here; GlossyBox July 2012 Review Video

Products value;

1; Kryolan – GlossyBox Lipstick in Glossy Pink (€ 11.90) full size

2;  Himalaya Herbals – Purifying Neem Foam Face Wash (€ 6.95) 150ml full size

3; Schwarzkopf Professional – BC Sun Protect Hair & Body Shampoo (€ 5.36) 100ml sample size (full size is 250ml €13.40)

4; Barry M – Nail Paint in 272 Shocking Pink (€ 3.00) full size

5; Weleda – Sea Buckthorn Body Oil (€ 1.49) 10ml sample size (full size is 100ml € 14.95)

6; Weleda – Sea Buckthorn Body Lotion (€ 1.37) 20ml sample size (full size is 200ml € 13.75)

Total Box Value is € 30.07

Are you interested in getting your own box follow the link here; GlossyBox Netherlands

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Bee Venom as Beauty Product?

Hi dolls,

I was going through my emails and found this one from a while back. Totally forgot about it! It first did caught my eye, I probably just completely forgot because of all the other things I have been doing. 

Anyways, when I read the email it was about Bee Venom, yeah you read it right BEE VENOM. In particular the line containing bee venom from Manuka Doctor, people from the UK must have heard about this before as it is pretty popular in the UK. With the most popular user being Kate Middleton, yes the duchess herself uses this product. And also a bunch of other celebrities like Victoria Beckham and Kylie Minogue. 

Manuka Doctor basically has three lines within their collection the ApiClear which is mainly for problematic skin, ApiNourish which is the anti ageing line and the ApiRevive which is more of a health line. 

Apparently bee venom is great for skin regeneration and has natural collagen so 1. your skin heals faster and 2. it fills fine lines. You are probably thinking but do I want to put bee venom on my face? Yes, if it works like it says it works yes. All the damaging parts of the bee venom have already been extracted and are combined with advocado oil, shea butter and vitamin E. There are more than 10,000 bee stings per pot as an ingredient! Lets all NOT imagine 10,000 bees stinging your face.

Now you probably think. Will this be afordable at all? Yes it will be, depending on what product you go for. The most expensive product from their collection is the ''Rejuvenating Face Mask'' which costs € 59.99 for 50ml (ApiNourish line) within the ApiClear line the most you will have to pay is € 19.99 which I think is pretty reasonable for a moisturizer. 

Manuka Doctor brand is available at Holland & Barrett in the UK and at De Tuinen in the Netherlands.

Let me know, would you put bee venom on your face? Are you curious about this product? Would you try it out?

I think I might go to the store and get the facial moisturizing lotion to try out.

Monday, 13 August 2012

Bourjois ''Parisian Lodge'' 2012

Hi my dolls,

Summer has almost come to an end, which sucks but it also means that new collections are being released by MakeUp brands here and there.

I am super excited to tell you about the Bourjois Parisian Lodge Look as they have named it. Basically it is inspired by a woman who is a city amazone, strong powerful woman who is inspired by the world.

First two new smokey eyeshadow trios will be launched. It is the 13 Brun Wood and the 14 Vert Jungle.

The 13 Brun Wood is a very pretty brown with red tints eyeshadow trio. Great to make a natural eyeshadow look or more of a darker look for night. (I think I will be picking this trio up myself)

The 14 Vert Jungle is green with a tine of yellow. I like green but I don't want to look sick. But I do think the trio is pretty but the colors might be hard to work with.

They are also launching a Volumizer extra black mascara for those extra long lashes. I will not be trying this one, as I have 3 full size mascaras to go through lol.

The one that I am probably most excited about is the Intuitive Liner, this black liner has 3 small points as its applicator. I have never seen anything like this before and I am keen to try this out.

They are also launching a new red nailpolish from the So Laque Ultra Shine line in 47 Rouge Défendu. The last thing that they will be launching is the Python Top Coat. Yes you did read it right, Python Top Coat. 

It is a dark red top coat, all you have to do is apply one coat and after a while the python like texture will appear on your nails. (I guess it is just like those crackle polishes, I wonder if it really has that python like texture)

All these new products will be available in stores end of August. 

Let me know if you are picking up any of these items? Or which items are you most looking forward to? 

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