24 Nov 2010

Gilded Cranberry Holiday Look

I just love the holidays! November and December have so many great events coming up, be it for Christmas, Thanksgiving, St. Nicholaus Day or other traditions you may celebrate. This golden cranberry colored look would be perfect for any of these settings when you want to look extra festive but also glamorous and pretty. Hope you like it!

Nars Sheer Glow foundation in Mont Blanc

MAC Paint Pot Rubenesque, MAC Gold Mode pigment, MAC Cranberry, MAC Handwritten, MAC Fairylight pigment, Maybelline Express white pencil liner, MAC Solar White, Illamasqua Precision Ink in Alchemy, Lancome Artliner in black, Red Cherry lashes Nr. 47, Duo adhesive, Max Factor False Lash effect mascara

MAC Cream Color Base in Hush, MAC Shimpagne MSF, MAC Stereo Rose MSF

MAC Hue lipstick, MAC Wonderstruck Lustreglass

A nail tutorial is coming up soon so stay tuned!

Link to the video

Lilash Black Friday Sale

If anyone is interested in purchasing the Lilash lash serum that I swear by, here's a coupon code for Black Friday / Cyber Monday!

Details: Buy One at $99 or Buy Two for $189 Plus Free Shipping WORLDWIDE!
Code: 99THANKS
Valid: 11.26 - 11.29

(Regular price is $139.97) Use the code at checkout for your deduction.

Click here to purchase

You can see my impressions of the product in this previous post (click here to read). I've also done a video on this product before on my Youtube channel, which can be viewed here. I recommend you check it out before purchasing so you'll know a bit more about it.

8 Nov 2010

Myths & Legends Contest Update

Just wanted to give you a quick update on the Myths and Legends Contest. I'm currently still in the process of judging. I know you're all excited to see the winners but please understand I have 665 entries to watch, that's a lot of material to go through for one person and I am trying the best I can to dedicate time for this task. Since you all put in so much effort, I want to be sure I do all your looks justice and really take adequate time to judge all the entries.

I have watched all the videos at this point and have narrowed it down to some finalists, but I still need to reduce further and re-watch some videos as well. So please be patient! The results will be up as soon as possible.

7 Nov 2010

Easy Everyday Glam Look with Urban Decay Naked Palette

I've had a lot of requests to do a look using the Urban Decay Naked Palette, as this seems to be a really popular purchase at the moment. I don't often do neutral makeup tutorials, but I think you can get a lot of use out of this palette if you're into brown and neutral colors. Here's a really easy look using this palette that would be very suitable for daytime wear. I also do a quick review of the palette at the end of the video with my general thoughts of this palette.

Lancome Teint Idole foundation mixed with MAC White airbrush foundation, MAC MSF in Stereo Rose

Urban Decay Naked Palette, Lancome Artliner, Max Factor False Lash Effect mascara, MAC Brows in Lingering

MAC Brave lipstick

OPI - We'll Always Have Paris

Link to the video tutorial on Youtube

3 Nov 2010

Gewinne Kiehl's Produkte! Win Kiehl's Products!

In meinem neuen Video berichte ich über meine Erfahrungen mit meiner neuen Hautpflege Routine von Kiehl's. Wie vorangekündigt auf Twitter und Facebook gibt's auch ein Gewinnspiel an dem ihr teilnehmen, und mit etwas Glück ein Produkte-Set von Kiehl's ergattern könnt! Es werden insgesamt 25 Produkte-Sets verlost, davon gewinnt eine ganz glückliche Person das Produkte Set und eine Reise für 2 Personen zu der exklusiven Kiehl's Ladeneröffnung in München am 24. November, 2010!

Der Hauptgewinn

Du und Begleitung wirst am Abend an der Eröffnungs-Party dabei sein, über den Roten Teppich schreiten, viele Deutsche Promis kennen lernen, und danach mit der Limousine an die Afterparty in einen angesagten Hotspot in München (HEART) chauffiert werden. Übernachten werdet ihr in einem Design Hotel! Ein richtig glamouröses VIP Erlebnis!

25 Produkte-Sets zur Verlosung:
Dermatologist Solutions Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate
Midnight Recovery Concentrate
Ultra-Facial Cleanser
Ultra-Facial Toner
Creamy Eye Treatment mit Avocado

Und so geht’s

  1. Gehe zu http://www.facebook.com/kiehlsdeutschland
  2. Klick auf „Gefällt mir“ um Fan zu werden von Kiehl's Deutschland
  3. Auf dem Tab „Gewinnspiel“ das Formular ausfüllen und absenden
  4. Die Gewinner werden von Kiehl's ausgelost und dann direkt per e-mail benachrichtigt

(Minderjährige Gewinner des Hauptpreises müssen von einem Elternteil begleitet werden.)

Ich wünsche euch viel Glück! Im Video könnt ihr noch meine Rezensionen und Eindrücke zu den Kiehl's Produkten ansehen.

In my new video I share with you my new skincare routine using products by Kiehl's. As previously mentioned on Twitter and Facebook, there is an amazing contest coupled with the video. The contest includes a giveaway for 25 giftbags containing Kiehl's skincare products. One grand prize winner will receive one of these giftbags, plus a trip for you and a friend to attend the exclusive new Kiehl's store opening in Munich, Germany on November 24, 2010.

The Grand Prize Winner

You and a friend will attend the new store opening and have the chance to walk over a red carpet alongside many famous German celebrities. Afterwards you will be picked up by limousine to attend an afterparty at a chic Munich hotspot called HEART, and round out the evening by an overnight stay at a trendy design hotel. You will get the real VIP experience!

The 25 product giftbags contain:
Dermatologist Solutions Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate
Midnight Recovery Concentrate
Ultra-Facial Cleanser
Ultra-Facial Toner
Creamy Eye Treatment mit Avocado

How to enter:

  1. Go to http://www.facebook.com/kiehlsdeutschland
  2. Click on „Like" to become a Fan of Kiehls Germany
  3. Click on the tab „Gewinnspiel", click on the red button in the template called "Jetzt Mitmachen", then fill out the form with your details. You must select either Herr (Mr.) or Frau (Mrs.) from the drop down box before your name.
  4. Make sure to click the box with a checkmark to accept the privacy policy, then click on the button "Jetzt Mitmachen" again to send off your form.
  5. The winners will be selected randomly by Kiehl's and contacted directly by e-mail
(If a minor wins the main prize, s/he will have to be accompanied by an adult.)

The contest is open worldwide! You do not have to live in Germany to enter. Good luck with the contest!
In the video you can see my review and overall thoughts on the products and how they have worked for my skin.

2 Nov 2010

New Skincare Arsenal from Kiehl's

Over the past few weeks I've totally changed up my skincare routine and included some products from Kiehl's. I had been noticing my skin was undergoing some problems, I noticed severe flaky dry patches and irritation to perfumes, and I also had some break-outs around my chin.

I've been testing these products out for about 3 weeks now and I can honestly say I've seen a huge difference in how my skin looks and feels. I've always wanted to try out Kiehl's products since I'd heard so much about them and how celebrities such as Brad Pitt (among others) raved about these in magazines. Celebrity recommendations don't usually influence my judgment on whether or not to try a product, but I like the philosophy of the brand, which has been in existence since 1851. What started out as a small family apothecary business in New York has grown to be a modern enterprise, combining tried-and-true formulations containing natural ingredients, with new innovations and research in skincare. I also like that their products are animal cruelty free, and that many of their products don't contain strong perfumes, and all are paraben and mineral oil free. As someone with sensitive skin, this is something really important to me.

Especially the Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado has become one of my favorite products. It looks avocado green in the pot from the natural avocado oil contained (it is free of color additives) and is perfect if you're looking for a very rich, emollient and moisturizing eye cream. As I have dry skin, this is perfect for me and I even wear this during the day, but some might prefer to use this for nighttime only. It doesn't irritate my eyes, and I can definitely see why many rave about this.

Upcoming Giveaway for Kiehl's Products!

Tomorrow I'm going to upload a video showing you some of my other skincare products from Kiehl's, plus there's going to be a huge product giveaway for Kiehl's products. This is a high-end skincare line that is definitely worth the splurge, but even better if you can win some products for free to try out. Also part of the contest will be a trip for two to Munich to an exclusive Kiehl's event!

To enter in the contest, you will have to "Like" the official fanpage for Kiehl's Germany, who is sponsoring all the prizes. Detailed information will follow in the upcoming video on my Youtube channel, the contest will be open worldwide and English information will be provided.

Like the Kiehl's Germany Facebook page to be eligible to enter tomorrow and stay tuned for my video where I'll demo many of the products and tell you my experiences with the brand.

(click "Like" beside their name)

Until then, hope you have a great Tuesday. :)