Monday, October 24, 2016

Let's communicate.

Hey everyone,

I've once again been spending a bit of time (over)thinking what to do with this blog in the future. Long story short, I thought I'd just ask y'all what you want - please do share your thoughts! To make it a bit easier for you, I've created a neat little poll. I really, really hope as many of all 157 of you as possible will participate in the poll, and of course if you don't like the poll I hope you'll leave a comment instead. Feel free to leave any sort of "please no more of x/y" feedback as well. Please, just give me your input.

What would you like to see (more of) on my blog?
project use-up (no polish)
hauls - everything
hauls - polish only
wish-/lemming lists
brand focus/collection by brands
Please Specify:
Poll Maker

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Nivea Seiden mousse creme care shower foam [PR sample]

Hello everyone,

Being subscribed to the Rossmann blogger newsletter, I had the chance to try out a handful of products so far - the last one I covered was the complete RdeL Young "Beach Love" limited edition, which was pretty cool. I've also received a Dove shower cream thing before which I never reviewed because 1. I'm an idiot and 2. I used it up and threw the bottle away and then didn't know what to do besides feel ashamed and guilty. So with this Nivea shower foam I told myself that this time, things would go so much better. And then they kinda didn't, but at least we're here now, right? Right?!

I suppose most of us are familiar with shower foams by now, though I have to admit that this is the first one I've used. The directions are simple enough, though, so no problems there. Shake it, spray it, spread it, rinse it off - all done.

The foam feels soft and smooth on the skin. To me, it doesn't have the famous Nivea cream smell that is such a fond childhood memory for many. It smells... floral and creamy? Kinda like a nice-smelling granny? Okay, yeah, no. I don't really know how to describe it much better, I'm afraid.

I'm also not 100% sure what to use shower foams for - I feel weird using them instead of shower gel/body wash, but I think they'd be wasted as a simple shaving gel/foam replacement. So far, I've just been using the Nivea foam as a last step before getting out of the shower, an extra bit of pampering I guess. If you have tips please let me know!

Here's a link to the product for your convenience (you can find the ingredients there under "Inhaltsstoffe"): Nivea Seiden mousse creme care Pflegedusche

Friday, October 21, 2016

essence - ice fairy over misslyn - my pleasure (Blue Friday)

Hello everyone,

I gotta head out the door in four minutes, so let's do this! I should really participate more in "Blue Friday", what with blue being basically my second favorite color after purple. This is, however, I think the last picture of a blue polish from the vault. Aren't you glad about that?

I didn't use top coat here, but it would probably look great. The misslyn polish is responsible for most of the blue color here, even though, as you can see, ice fairy also has a blue sparkle to it. I don't remember my pleasure being particularly sheer, so I think it was good in two coats. It is a metallic sort of polish, though, so 1. not my favorite and 2. it will show brushstrokes.