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Yay, my last 2 nail polish packages have arrived! And, yeah, I couldn’t handle myself and bought two more of the new Essence polishes. Shame on me… 😉

Here are the pictures:

Essence Color & Go “Boho Chic” >>> peach with gold shimmer and flakies

Essence Color & Go “Ballerina’s Charm” >>> pastel lilac with subtle silver shimmer

1,55 € each in drugstores

Barry M Chameleon Color Changing polishes in “Chameleon Pink” & “Chameleon Blue”

3,99 GBP each on ebay.co.uk

China Glaze “Pool Party” >>> creme neon pink

China Glaze “Flirty Tankini” >>> shimmer pinky-orange neon

3,99 $ each from ebay.com

OPI “Coney Island Cotton Candy” >>> milky pastel peach >>> 5,99 $

China Glaze “Elephant Walk” >>> greenish-grey shimmer >>> 3,99 $

from ebay.com

Orly “Dayglow” >>> white with blue sheen >>> 5,95 $

Orly “Beach Cruiser” >>> cool toned neon pink

Orly “Glowstick” >>> pure neon yellow

both 6,95 $, all from ebay.com

I tried to make a picture of the blue sheen from the Orly “Dayglow” but I had to darken it a lot so you can see:

There you go! 🙂

By the way, pictures doesn’t do the neon ones justice. They look so much brighter in real life than on photos or in videos. I saw so many swatches of these but was actually pretty much shocked when I hold them in my hands after unpacking. 🙂

So much for this Haul…

xoxo Yvi

What would a nail polish addict do, if you give her some money? … Get her junk together!!! 🙂

Essie “Chubby Cheeks” >>> 7,95 €

Zoya “Tru” >>> 5,99 $

Zoya “Kendal” >>> 5,99 $

OPI “Jade is the new Black” >>> 5,99 $

OPI “I don’t give a Rotterdam” >>> 5,99 $

OPI “Pirouette my Whistle” >>> 5,99 $

OPI “I lily love you” >>> 6,99 $

OPI “Play the Peonies” >>> 6,99 $

China Glaze Crackle “Glam-More” >>> 3,25 $

I purchased all these polishes over the last couple of weeks, and there are still 2 packages on the way to me. I have also already gotten  some other exciting new polishes here at home which are worth doing a seperate post. 🙂

Hope you enjoyed…

xoxo Yvi

Hey there.

A non Make-Up Haul this time. I bought a couple of books recently and I thought why not share them with you?

Some of the books are in English, others in German. I write down the original title for them.

Jackson Pearce: Sisters Red & Sweetly >>> both Fairytale Re-tellings

Michael Grant: Fear >>> YA Distopian novel, book 5 of the “Gone” series

Katie Alender: From Bad to cursed >>> YA novel, book 2 of the “Bad girls don’t die” series

Donn Cortez: Closer (original title: The Closer) >>> Thriller

Asa Schwarz: Nephilim (original title: Nefilim) >>> swedish Thriller

Bryan Smith: Verkommen (original title: Depraved) >>> Horror Thriller

Christoph Marzi: Lycidas >>> YA Fantasy novel

Lisa Jackson: Angels (original title: Lost Souls) >>> Thriller

Jonathan L. Howard: Johannes Cabal – Totenbeschwörer (original title: Johannes Cabal-the Detective) >>> Fantasy novel, book 2 of the “Johannes Cabal” series

What are your reading interests???

xoxo Yvi

Ever since I saw swatches of MUA Eyeshadow popping up on several blogs, I was dying to try them out. Finally I decided to buy one of their palettes on ebay.

I choose the Immaculate Collection, which is a 24 shadow palette, cause that one offered the most oppertunities in trying out colors for me.

Here’s what the baby looks like:

I swatched some of the colors on my finger and the pigmentation is really great. The only colors I wasn’t too impressed with are the matte brown and the matte purple. Those two are so hard pressed, that you barely get some color payoff. Some of the more glittery colors are a bit “crumbly” but overall I really like the palette.

Here are the color close-ups:

Pretty aren’t they? I would have done swatches, but my camera wouldn’t really pick them up that well.

I bought this palette on ebay.co.uk for 11,99 GBP, you can find it and all the other ones by typing in “MUA palette” in the search field.

 

xoxo Yvi

As promised, here is my nail polish haul! These are polishes I purchased over the last couple of weeks.

P2 What’s up? Beach Babe “Good Lovin'” >>> 1,95 €

P2 What’s up? Beach Babe “Adventurous” >>> 1,95 €

Essence Reday for Boarding Peel Off Base Coat >>> 1,75 €

Essence Color & Go “Blue Addicted” >>> 1,25 €

The Peel Off Base Coat I just bought to try out. Maybe if it works, it would be a good solution for Glitter polishes, since they are a pain to remove. And as a note, the Essence Color & Go polishes are all on sale for 0,95 € now, since they all going to be discontinued by august. Essence is going to change the bottle shape and size and some of the colors, as well as the price. I obviously got mine before the sale.

Essie “Watermelon”

Essie “Sole Mate”

Essie “Bikini so Teeny”

Essie “All tied Up”

each 7,95 €

Zoya “Lotus”

Zoya “Wednesday”

each 10,40 €

OPI “Into the Night”

OPI “Just spotted the Lizard”

each 5,99 $

OPI “Tease-y does it” >>> 8,- €

The “Tease-y does it” I got from a local Douglas store, which is a beauty departement store chain comparable to Sephora over here. Normally their OPI polishes are 16 €, which I think is ridiculous,  but I wanted that color so bad and so I decided to spend that money anyways. So I was pretty surprised, that at the checkout it was mraked down to 8 €, which is a discount of 50 %! Yay! 🙂

Hope you liked my little Haul. I already ordered some more polishes online, so I will have another Haul up in the next weeks. 🙂

xoxo Yvi

Today I wanna show you this Tony Moly Nail Polish Set I purchased on ebay a couple weeks ago and which just arrived in the mail.

The colors are:

GS08 – Milky Way >>> a light blue with blue, pink and silver different sized glitters

GS09 – Shooting Star >>> a light lavender with multicolored different sized glitters

GS10 – Pinky Star >>> a light pink with red, gold and pink different sized glitters

 Milky Way I guess, is a dupe for Deborah Lippmann’s “Glitter in the Air” or Revlon “Whimsical”. Those are both polishes that are on my wishlist, so I have none of them to compare, but just from inside the bottle, they look the same. I made some swatches on my swatch-sticks:

Here they are swatched all by themselves, it’s three coats of each.

Here they are swatched over one coat of OPI “My boyfriend scales walls”. Those where 2 coats of each.

left are the polishes alone, three coats.

right over a white base, two coats.

As you can see, they go on pretty sheer. If you want a good coverage I would recommend a white or other matching base color underneath.

I bought them on ebay.com as a Set for 18,92 $ plus 5,30 $ international shipping, but I’ve seen them recently for the same price with free shipping from a different seller. They ship from Korea and it took them 2 weeks to arrive in Germany.

Back with some hauls I did over the last couple of months. First is the one from asos.com.

I have to say I am not very pleased with my shopping experiences with them this time. I have ordered from them before and everything was great, but this time, … not so much.

I had a coupon from dailydeal which I purchased for 19,90 € and it allowed me to shop for 40 € on asos. At first my paypal payment wouldn’t work, so I cancelled my order while the payment process. Did that before, was never a problem. Two weeks later, paypal worked and I placed my order again. But now the coupon wouldn’t work anymore. It always told me during the checkout, the coupon code has been used before. Well, yes, I typed it in before, but I never completed my order, so technically it must still work.

I e-mailed the customer service and some hours later I recieved an answer with a supplemental code to use. So I started the order process again. But this time the code they gave me, was just a 10% off offer.

So I emailed them again and the guy wrote me back, that he was sorry, but the only way is to pay the full price on everything and they would refund me the rest if I decide to keep all the items. WHAT THE … ??? No deal, boy! I e-mailed him back, that I won’t do that, cause how can they refund me something if they don’t know what exactally?

This time, maybe a day later, a nice girl replied with a different replacement code for me to use. She was really sorry about the inconveniences. I repeated the whole order and finally the code worked! But that wasn’t the end. But first let me show you what I recieved:

I got a Benefit B*Right mini kit with 6 little minis to try out. A Models Own Set of 3 from the Beetlejuice Collection, a single Models Own polish in Grace Green and a Rimmel Glam Eyes HD Eyeshadow palette in greens. So far so good.

Here are the polishes in close up:

Models Own Grace Green & Emerald Black (sorry for the shaky quality)

Models Own Golden Green & Pinky Brown

Originally I ordered 5 polishes but one of them simply fell out of the package, cause they used a way to big box with way to less protective foil. the polishes flew around free inside the box and it was kinda damaged and not really closed. That was also the reason for what happened to the eyeshadow palette.

You can see all the has spilled across the packaging, in the left upper corner you can clearly see the golden shadow is a bit broken. The lid of the palette was almost torn apart and barely hanging on to the rest of the packaging. I can still use the shadow, but it bothered me anyways. I mean I had a coupon, but I still paid for the stuff, right?

So I e-mailed asos again and they send me a nice message saying that they would love to send me replacement items for the lost and damaged ones, but both of them were sold out at the moment. So the offered me a refund of the money. Well that works for me. Only downfall, I have to wait about 30 days til paypal re-credits the money to my account.

So do you have any “bad” experiences with online shopping?