My latest used up video is up. Not much to say about it except: enjoy.
For my birthday I got some incredible presents from my workplace. And the best: I did not even expect to get anything. However, it is apparently custom that everyone with a round birthday is getting something, and when I was asked into what direction I would like the present to go, I of course said: anything beauty would be fine with me.
I was more than delighted to find out what I was actually getting, because (I have to admit this): it was something I would probably not have bought myself: face cream, toner, makeup remover, and perfume from Tromborg.
I was/am always tempted by Scandinavian products as they are known for being quite ecological (aka using very natural ingredients), which leads to less allergy problems for me. And I love their style: very simple, very classy – what is not to like about that, right?
Now even though my birthday is already a few weeks ago I still did not really have the chance to try the products out. As mentioned before I am trying to use up what I have and I do not just want to start using something in between and switch back and forth between several products. I do however promise a little review as soon as I can say more about them.
Which Scandinavian brands do you know? Is there anything out there you would like to try? And if you tried something: what was it and were you satisfied? Let me know, as I am always interested in first-hand information and experiences about products.
So, when in London I just had to go and see Harrod’s. And if course buy some makeup there. To my defense: it was my 30th birthday after all!!! I knew that Harrod’s is one of the few places, where I would be able to get my hands on some Burberry makeup, and I did not want to let this opportunity go to waste.
Burberry is expensive – both in clothes and in makeup. But oh, are they able to pull of the every-day-but-still-special thing. Again – both in clothes and makeup (I still want to have on of their trenchcoats at some point – better got to start saving).
Rosewood is their much hyped eyeshadow and the new Spring collection has amazing blushes – and I wanted to join the trend. When arriving at Harrod’s I had the choice of choices: I knew I wanted Rosewood but other nice eyeshadows were presented to me as well. And I wanted one of their blushes. So when the sales lady told me that when purchasing three products, I would get a complimentary exclusive makeup remover with my purchase, she had me.
In the end I decided on their Sheer Eye Shadows in No.09 Rosewood (left) and No.04 Gold Trench (right), both colors complimenting each other very nicely but can also be worn separately.
And I decided on their Light Glow blush in No.10 Hydrangea Pink – and what can I say: it is quite a color. However, as Burberry is pulling of the whole “subtle” thing so amazingly well, I do not have to be as careful when applying as I thought I would have to be (see last picture of me wearing it).
All (makeup) packagings come in little velvet pouches, as can be seen on the first picture. I love that they picked up the Burberry design on the outside AND on the inside (almost too precious to brake in – I know people who use their products only in one corner to keep the pattern). Also the high quality product shows in the sturdy outer packaging and you got to just love the clicking sound of the magnetic closing mechanism.
Last but not least, below you can see the makeup remover. I am still contemplating if I should sell it or use it. I will use up my other make remover products first and then think about it again.
I also fell in love with their “Fresh Glow”, a makeup base, which can also be mixed with your foundation in order to give you that certain somethin’ somethin’ – unfortunately it does not come cheap but as you know how I love to get my glow going I might have to cave in as soon as summer is about to hit (which might be soon, as we apparently skipping Spring altogether).
Above you can see me wearing the blush and the eyeshadows – subtle but still there. Perfect for every day.
Do you have any Burberry makeup items and if yes, which ones do you like the most? And if not – are you tempted to try them out and what has stopped you from purchasing so far?
No, I did not abandon my blog. Now that we are back to “daylight saving time” and that it is becoming warmer (and sunnier) I will be back into my regular picture-taking-and-blogging-routine soon. I actually already started taking pictures of the Burberry products I bought in London, I was just waiting for good light to take pictures of me wearing them as well. So bear with me a little longer – it will soon be back to normal here.
I took the time to film another video though and can herewith present you a video including my birthday presents and some products I got in Germany. And I hope you enjoy. I also filmed my used-up video #2 right away and will prepare that over the coming days and it will be up by this weekend the latest.
No, I have not been lazy. Well, maybe a bit when it comes to blogging but I have been good in making videos. The next one is up and I hope you enjoy!
After my 2nd mandatory Macro C assignment, which is due on Monday morning and another paper, which is due Friday in a week and which I did not get for on yet, I will be able to be a better blogger again as well. There are so many things, which are just waiting to be shared with you.