Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Subscribed: Glossybox

I don’t know what’s gotten into me but I’ve just fallen for the hype, the Glossybox subscription.  I usually don’t sign up for monthly subscriptions however, this one’s something I am really curious about.

Anyway, although one can simply start with the one-month plan of 139 sek*/month, I signed up and paid for the six-month plan [699 sek/month --- that’s 135 sek savings!].  This is my first time to try beauty subscription boxes so, why not?  Wo-ah!

If you have no idea what Glossybox is, well…
Glossybox is a monthly beauty subscription service, which delivers 5 beauty samples wrapped in a beautiful box straight to your door.”  ~~~

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Glossybox subscribers are promised these: 
[might differ from one country to another]

Red lipsOne luxurious box every month [first week of each month here in Sweden to which according to reviews is consistent]
Red lips5 high-end beauty products
Red lipsFree shipping

I can hardly wait for next week as I will be receiving and opening my very first Glossybox!  I wonder if it’s gonna wow or yay me.  Either way, it’s exciting!

Are you a Glossybox subscriber?  If yes, for how long now?  Any thoughts?  If no, will you be signing up within the next months?

Shoes: Fred Perry Alley Canvas Red Trainers

When endorsed its up to 70% off summer sale ad via email and Facebook three weeks ago, I just couldn’t say no.  Because items sell like hotcakes in promotions like this, I quickly yet carefully looked for shoes [obviously because she’s a shoe junkie, tsk tsk].  It didn’t take long before my eyes drooled over a pair of red trainers by Fred Perry.  Chose my shoe size and panicked upon knowing that there were only two pairs left.  Added one in my shopping cart and --- happy me!

Presenting:  The Fred Perry Alley B4192W Women’s Canvas Trainers in Red

Its original price tag was at 699 sek [Swedish crowns] but paid only 240 sek which was an awesome deal for a nice brand.
I checked it online today.  Sold out, it was!

Me and the new shoes:

Shoes: Fred Perry Alley B4192W Women’s Canvas Trainers –
Denim skirt: Only
Top: ebay
Belt: ebay
Bag: Esprit
Sunnies: H&M

This Fred Perry Alley B4192W Women’s Canvas Trainers are perfect for those with narrow feet.  I’ve worn it twice in different occasions.  So far, I am a satisfied customer.  It hugs my feet well and weighs almost next to nothing.  The thin rubber sole puts my feet close to the ground yet providing the comfort my feet need due to its soft cushion.

Oh.  Before I forget.  I also bought a pair of Converse All Star Dainty X-Hi Shoes in brown the same day.  It’s designed for the cold weather so I’ll publish a review about it when the right season’s already in.

Wishing everyone a great Wednesday!

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Ordered: Why Men Don't Have a Clue and Women Always Need More Shoes

Confession: I am no bookworm.  There you go.  But believe me.  I tried.  It’s just that books and I don’t click.  In fact, at 35, the only books I’ve read cover to cover [that’s of course aside from piles and piles of academic books] are Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom, The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and Sidney Sheldon’s The Other Side of Midnight.  Three, yay!

Yesterday, after coming home from work, I turned on my lappy, checked my Facebook News Feed and there it was an advert with an interesting title “Why Men Don't Have a Clue and Women Always Need More Shoes” by Allan and Barbara Pease.  The title made me a giggle a bit.  Guilty of being a shoeaholic, I suppose.  *wink*  So, without thinking much, I asked my boyfriend to find the book for me online and bam!  Found one quickly and placed an order!

The book:
Why Men Don't Have a Clue and Women Always Need More Shoes
by Allan Pease and Barbara Pease
Price [in Swedish crowns]: 92 sek
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Why do I want the book?  Ahhhmmm… I feel like I want to give books and I another chance at love.  Nahhh… I really don’t have a clue why.  All I know is that despite the fact that I have over a hundred pair of shoes [mostly unused], I still have the desire to buy more.  So, yeah.  This book feels like it’s meant for me!

The book’s on its way to our doorstep!  I’ll have it no later than Thursday.  Excited much!

How about you?  Have you read Why Men Don't Have a Clue and Women Always Need More Shoes by Allan and Barbara Pease?  If yes, love it or love-it-not?

Monday, 28 July 2014

Lumene Touch of Radiance Highlighter --- Mine!

July 15 – placed an order online for a bottle of perfume and two pens of Touch of Radiance Highlighter by Lumene.  A couple of days later, products received!  My very first shopping was such a pleasant experience to which I will be writing a detailed review about later.  Thanks, Kicks!

Anyhoo,  let me present to you these gorgeous babies:
Touch of Radiance Highlighter-pen by Lumene [shade: original light, 1.8 mL, priced at 129 sek]

Infused with light reflecting pearls, this highlighter promises its consumers radiant and flawless looking skin in a jiffy.  It contains cloudberry seed oil, an antioxidant that is rich in Vitamin C.  It does not contain paraben and alcohol --- always a plus!

I had the chance to try the product for seven days straight.  I am no genius when it comes to makeup etiquette and that’s when YouTube tutorials come in handy.  *wink*

The obvious note: I don’t apply heavy makeup.  The natural look is what I always go for.  Suits me, I think.

On the photo:  I did not apply the contouring technique as I can’t  seem to perfect it.  I, instead, blended the highlighter with my liquid foundation and loved the result.  It’s smooth and easy to apply.  No greasy and oily after feel!  I have it on me for eight hours or longer each day without creasing.  It does not have that sparkly and shimmery effect that I am trying to avoid.  The result?  A clear, dewy and fresh look!

Lumene Touch of Radiance Highlighter --- a decent product.  However, price-wise, it’s quite expensive for a small pen but is definitely a steal when you get it on sale.  Highly recommended.  I have to admit though that I am so eager to try YSL Touche Eclat.  Patiently waiting to find it on sale!

Have a great Monday everyone!

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Ordered: Lumene Touch of Radiance Highlighter

My curiosity regarding highlighters began a few weeks ago  after watching a short makeup tutorial on YouTube.  I Googled for a range of brands and their prices.  I jumped from one product review to another until I pretty much got the idea on which ones to try when I finally had the chance.

15 July 2014 – Roaming around a number of makeup shops in Sundsvall was the perfect time for me to get to know those top three on my list up close and personal.  There’s one from The Body Shop [ Radiant Highlighter, 185 sek (Swedish crowns) for a 25mL tube ], the Illuminator from Kicks [ priced at 139 sek, 30mL tube ] and then there’s Touch of Radiance Highlighter by Lumene [ 129 sek for a 1.8 mL highlighter-pen].

Testing and comparing went quick.  However, getting torn between the highlighters from The Body Shop and Lumene, I went home undecided.  tsk tsk…

I woke up this morning convinced on purchasing the one from Lumene.  Lucky enough, my boyfriend was placing an order online for  Giorgio Armani’s Acqua di Gio Blue Edition Pour Homme so I simply added my wish list on his cart.  Three hours later, a text message was sent informing us that the package was already on its way to our mailbox and will arrive no later than Friday.  Quick, eh!  *love love*

On the photo: Lumene Touch of Radiance Highlighter Pen, 1.8mL for 129 sek at Kicks

On an even better note: Love the perks and benefits of being a Kicks Club member!  Aside from the 15% off the total cost, we’ll also be receiving three [3] surprise trial products.  Oh yeah!

Me: excited much!  After all, this is going to be the first ever Lumene product in my collection!

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