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Shop My Stash review – Bourjois Elastic Mascara

 

Bourjois Mascara Elastic

The full mascara

Bourjois Mascara Elastic

What it looks like, a very funky shape

Bourjois Mascara Elastic

Close-up of the applicator wand

Bourjois Mascara Elastic Swatch

To the left, with mascara; to the right, without

The packaging: I love the packaging! I think it’s a very funky shaped container while still looking down to earth and nice. I was worried that it would be difficult to hold it while applying but it’s really no problem at all.

The applicator wand is pretty standard – straight and with tiny brush… thingies? (excuse me, I can’t remember words in this heat) made of plastic. It’s fine and works.

The smell: The mascara smells like mascara, I assume. Nothing too fancy but it doesn’t smell weird and chemical like some mascaras tend to do.

The texture: It’s a very, very wet mascara and you definitely need to be careful when applying it. As you can see on the picture, I got some smudge above my eye and some on my lower lashes even though I only blinked. So if you’re in a hurry I would recommend choosing a different mascara or do your very best not to blink or look down for a good few minutes.

The price: You can get the Bourjois Elastic Mascara for 34 kr at parfume-klik.dk (retail price 100 kr) or for 1.99 pounds at FragranceDirect, where the retail price is 9.49 pounds.

Does it work? It works but it’s not my favorite. I like it for elongating the lashes but using it on it’s own, without curling your lashes (like in the picture above) doesn’t give the best effect on my lashes. I do tend to use it on top of my other mascaras because I get the long lashes but they don’t stick together.

Rating: 3.5/5 stars. The only downside is that it’s too wet and sticks the lashes together but it’s also a big downside, thus the 3.5 stars. But if used on top of another mascara it’s really good and I do use it almost every day.

Have you tried this? What’s your favorite mascara?

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Nothing is sponsored and all pictures and opinions are my own.

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Shop My Stash review – Manhattan Cover Stick Concealer

Manhattan Clearface Cover Stick 76

This is what the old packaging looks like

Manhattan Clearface Cover Stick Sand 76

The core provides the anti-bacterial properties.

Manhattan Clearface Cover Stick 76 Swatches

Swatch of the product – on the left, it’s slightly blended, on the right it’s just put on.

A 100 years ago I did a “Shop My Stash” project but kind of failed – maybe? I combined it with a no-buy but that didn’t work out all that well, although I haven’t actually bought many things – only a very few, and only things I needed/didn’t already have.

But even though I didn’t get around to using up all the products from the list, I’ve actually used some of them quite a lot. This cover stick is something I use every day now. So, let’s get to it.

The packaging: Like the powder, the cover stick has had an upgrade as well. The new packaging looks a little fresher and the colors are different, but the product is pretty much the same. The old packaging, which I have, is admittedly a little dull but nothing you think about while using the products, since most of us apply cover-products in the morning, at home.

The smell: It doesn’t really have much of a smell, definitely not something you notice anyways.

The texture: It’s got a creamy texture though a little “dry” which I think it’s great if you have oily skin. I often have problems with applying too moisturizing products when my skin is oily so it’s definitely a big plus for me. Even though it’s creamy it dries up/sets quickly which means you don’t have to wait forever to continue with your routine.

The price: The new cover looks a bit better but the product is essentially the same, so if you want to save a good chunk of money, I’d recommend buying from FragranceDirect for 0.99 punds – they only have Sand (76) left, though. If you want the new packaging, it can be found at Matas for 69,95 kr.

Does it work? It works, definitely. Even though I use Vanilla (70) for the powder, I have the Sand (76) cover stick because I have very bad redness under my eyes due to anemia. The coverage is good, although I think it would be much better for someone with less redness under the eyes. I get semi-coverage but the powder helps it look much better. I use this product every day, so I definitely like it.

Rating: 4/5 stars. The only reason it doesn’t get 5 stars is that the coverage simply isn’t 100% when you have the problems I have. If I had “normal” bags under my eyes this would definitely do wonders.

Have you tried this? What do you think?

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Nothing is sponsored and all pictures and opinions are my own (:

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eBay Clutch Edition!

I’ve been using eBay a lot these days, having to buy advent calendar gifts and Christmas gifts for four people (That’s 96 advent calendar gifts, people! They’re not all from eBay though ;)) which of course means I’ve also found some things I’d personally like to own.

This post it’s all about clutches (or wallets, handbags, whatever you wish to call them) since my wallet is 100 years old and not very useful when you have 300 club member cards to everything from Matas to Fætter BR.

Screen Shot 10-28-14 at 08.15 PMFrom the top left:

Red & Black clutch, 5.68 GBP (54 kr) for the middle-sized, 6.38 GBP (60 kr) for the longer.

Blue Sequenced clutch & Red Sequenced clutch, 1.26 GBP (12 kr)

Moustache wallet, 2.76 GBP (26 kr)

Red clutch, 3.66 GBP (34,5 kr)

Striped colored clutch, 1.59 GBP (15 kr)

I like the all (of course) but I think my favorites are the tree on the right – red, moustache and striped. Even if I bought all of them, it would only be around 53 kr, which I think is completely doable.

Which ones are your favorites? Would you buy any of these? (:

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A little personal update

I’m sorry for the long absence. Constantly. I’m just sick a lot so I’m either sick or running to the doctor’s office 24/7. My blood-tests showed there might be something wrong with my liver and my new, nice doctor tried to reassure me greatly that, “It’s probably nothing serious, you’ll be fine” – as if I’m even worried about it. I’ve been sick every day for 2+ years now. I’d actually LOVE to know what the problem is, because then we could at least try to fix it.

So tomorrow I’m going there again (appointment at 10.30, woho…) to have more blood drawn (even more woho…) and then they’ll hopefully know something. If not, I’ll get a referral to the hospital where they’ll probably use me as a needle holder as well, but if it means they figure out what’s wrong with me, I’ll take it.

 

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Still not in a bad mood

I’ll make this post short.

1. My laptop blue-screens every 10-15 minutes. Which is nice. So nice.

2. I’ve had a high fever and been sick for a week. A few days where I was okay, and then queue Noro-virus for three days! Yesterday it finally stopped completely (as in, I can actually almost EAT now!) and I woke up this morning with a horrible cold. I have so much trouble breathing that my eyes are tearing up. My doctor can’t see me until Tuesday. I very well may get kicked out of school by then (you know, seeing as the don’t give a shit that I’ve only been sick for around a total of 15 days now. Fucking 15 days!) but I’ve reached a point where I don’t care.

3. We ordered some wooden playfood for our son for Christmas. Almost all of it has small marks, either paints where it shouldn’t be or scratches in the pain. They got a not-so-happy e-mail.

4. I’m not really even in a bad mood. On the contrary, being home sick for the past few weeks has given me lots of time to sleep, to play with my kid, to make proper dinner that doesn’t consist of having pasta four times a week… AND I now have a doctor who’s actually taking me seriously enough to run test and find out why I’m sick all the time. YAY!

Because of the throwing-up-so-much-that-foam-came-out (yes, that actually happens when you run out of bile… delicious, I know) we shipped the kid of to grandma at watched an entire season of Resurrection – which is highly recommended! In a few minutes we’ll continue watching Psych, we’re almost through season 6.

Psych pineapple metalbeast114 deviantart

This is adorable! 😀 Found it on Metalbeast114’s Deviant art – check it out 😉

 

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