Wednesday, June 26, 2013

MAC Samples From The Body Needs Shop!

Hey my sweeties

I already announced this post yesterday on Instagram and here we go!

Some time ago, I placed 2 orders at the ++++ THE BODY NEEDS ++++ shop.
So you probably wonder what this shop is about?! You can order makeup from their own brand 'The Body Needs' or they also offer MAC Cosmetics samples. Yes, you heard right! MAC samples!!!!!!!! :) That means that they take the original lipsticks, pigments, etc, and put them in little containers.

Why I'm sure that they are real? 
Before I placed my order, I did some researches on Blogger and Youtube and all the bloggers claim it to be real. That was the mean reason why I trust this shop!
I'm talking about beauty bloggers that are more into makeup than I am and that have more experience with Mac products. I really trust those people! And 'if' I bought fake, they have too (which I really don't think so). I have some Mac lipsticks and I just can say that they smell the same and I can't find any negatives about the pigmentations as well. For me it is a 100% MAC.



Your next question might be 'Why did she order twice?'.
Non US residents can only place orders up to a certain amount!!!!!
In my case, since I live in Luxembourg (EU), it is only 22€. Which is really really a shame. And while I went through all the MAC samples I would like to try, I ended up at 50$. So that's why I basically decided to split the order and place my second order after my first order would be shipped. It think that the other Europeen countries don't vary much from Luxembourg, it's probably also a sum between 20-24€.

First order:



I actually also ordered MAC 'Candy Yum Yum' but that was a gift for a friend of mine that's why it's not included in this post!

MAC Violet Pigment Sample


This was love love love! I'm already planning a new order just of pigments!!!! I really need more of these. And they have the perfect amound of product for someone like me that isn't actually using pigments and only starting.

About the pigments: All MAC pigment and glitter samples come in a 5 gram double walled clear/screw top jar with a sifter cap. They have different prices but most of them are about 3$ which would be around 2,30€ for one little sample.

Second order:


Beautiful colors and althought I haven't put them on yet I must say I really like the way 'Please Me' looks like and also 'Ruby Woo' which has a matt finish to it ^^ 

About the lipsticks: All the lipsticks are 0,5g and cost 3,79$ each which would be around 3€ in Europe. The turn containers are not that good, you have to be really carefull otherwise you can easily break them. They remind me more of the adhensive Pritt than a normal lipstick cantainer.

This is the free lipstick I got with my second order, it's from the brand The Body Needs themself and called 'Cloyingly Coral'. Pigmentation is really nice and coral is a nice color to wear at the moment ^^

I kind of broke already Mac Up The Amp when I was holding them all in one hand dropped this one xD but I guess I'll use a lipbrush for it and this is a color I doubt wearing much anyway.


Size of the products: The pictures you see of the MAC products at TBN shop are the full time products!!!!!!! You won't get those sizes but the ones mentionned above!!!!!!

Shipping: If you are a non US resident and living like me in Europe, it can take up to 6 weeks until you receive your order. I heard some bloggers happen to receive them already 2 weeks after but also experienced the 6 weeks periods of waiting. Shipping & Handling costs 11,95$! They are not included in the 22€ tax free sum, both of my orders were for example in total for about 37$ ;)

Containers: The paintpot and pigment containers are quite good but the lipstick containers are quite annoying. Be carefull while turning!!! I recommand using lipbrushes for them, since they don't have the normal form of a lipstick anyway and it's severe to apply them directly on the lips because of their flat forms.

BTW: The lipsticks are NOT already dirty from using, some of the colors just seem to got in between of the container. The color is just stuck inside and I'm not able to clean it up from the outside.

I will definitely order again at that shop :D I think it's an amazing idea to offer such a service since not all of us can afford full size MAC products and sometimes you just don't need full size products. Let's be honest MAC is damn expensive hahaa
Also it gives you the great opportunity to try colors you probably wouldn't buy. Also doesn't MAC delivery to all countries, TBN does. And I like ordering makeup from a brand I already know online because when I'm at the MAC store I tend to spend A LOT of time in front of their stuff and it takes me so much time till I make a decision for a product, especially for the lipsticks, I always wanna swatch them all. lol

For more questions or if you want me to give you a link to a Youtube video, leave a comment bellow!!!

Thank you for reading! 



Sunday, June 23, 2013

About That Bracelet Holder!

Bonsoir mes amis,

If you follow me on Instagram (IRSADAxROCKs) you might have seen my new bracelet holder I posted! Here are some more pictures and informations about it.



I love how it perfectly fits in the left corner of my Malm dressing table together with lots of more jewellery!!! ^^ But I have to add that not all my bracelts and watches fitted on it or it was enough space for them.

Where I bought this three watch-bracelet holder? I bought it on ebay, it costs 18€/24$. Actually it's >>> THIS <<< one. Also available in red! It's very simple to build up.

Criticism: Unpacking, I noticed that the synthetic leather is really really bad, it has as you can see lots of visible indetations from the storage or maybe their from the delivery box. I can't really say where these little circles come from. I wasn't very pleased at the first moment when I unpacked "this" and felt betrayed to be honest. Then I put it together and decided to give it a try. Which turned out to be fine after all my bracelets covered the "damaged" spots. But I also noticed that the quality of the whole thing was even worse when I noticed while adding all the stuff on it that as soon a bracelet was on it that it already stamped its form on it.

Do I deny my purchase? Hmmm, I'd say a bit. I still love how the result looks like thought. And since I decided to leave all the bracelts like this, it's put in the right spot to hide the defect places.

Conclusion: If you don't mind for quality at all, this might be a nice purchase but maybe you find another one of better quality or decide to go for a black one or one that is out of velvet ;)

Have a nice week!


Friday, June 14, 2013

Follow Me On Instagram! :)

Hello Chicas!

Just in case you don't follow me on Instagram yet, I left you a few collages to give you a though of what it's about and you can feel free to follow me.
My name is >>> @IRSADAxROCKs <<< ;)

Thanks to those who already do! And have a nice weekend to all of you <3



Tuesday, June 11, 2013

HOW TO : Put On Nailpolish Like A Pro!

Hollaaaaa girls ^^

I thought it would be nice to show you how I personally paint my nails and I also saw that some of my readers that I follow back might have their difficulties with that so in today's post it's all about that HOW TO. If you scroll down and look at my last post which was a NOTD post you can see the way it should look like (in my eyes).

Let's be honest I used to have my difficulties with it too when I began buying nailpolish and even started my blog, I was such an amateur. I used to do it the way I thought it should be done. How could I knew back then that it needs so much more for the perfect laquered nails ;)

This is how you should start off:

 (Credits unknown; google)

BTW my favorite topcoat is the SECHE VITE topcoat. Just a miracle come true and so fast drying! ;)

And I also have a good video I found on YouTube that might be helpfull in case the picture above isn't that clear!!!

(credits to Fairy Doll Nails!!!)

My tips and DOs!!!!

Cuticle remover:

You apply some of the cuticle remover all around your cuticles, then you wait 15 seconds and then you slightly push your cuticles back. I suggest you to do one hand by the other and start with your left hand! They recommand to do this once a week. It's easier than you think it is, it doesn't hurt at all and it's so fast done.

Just in case you are wondering what I'm talking about and don't know what/where cuticles are, it is the pink surrounded area bellow:

Nail art pen:

You probably wonder why you need this?! Let me tell you something! This is actually just a great secret tip I can give you ;) In case you touch your cuticles and side walls while applying the nailpolish (step 3 to 7) you can take one of these two sides, depending on whether it is a lot or just a bit and they will like automatically remove all the excess color before it dries and give you the perfect applying look ;) I hope you understood what I meant with this!

And for bigger nail polish mistakes, you can use one of these nail polish corrector pencils, that you can get everywhere where you can also buy nailpolsih, to erase the excess. I think I don't have to show you what they look like.

Cuticle cream:

Such as you have to cream your hands often to keep them hydrated and smooth, I highly recommand you to do the same for your cuticles!!!! Believe me good looking cuticles are often already the key to perfect looking nails. And these creams are like magic potions, you can see already a difference from one day to the other! You can do this every day. P2 has really nice cuticles creams that I can recommand, with lots of different flavors. (Only available in Germany)

- I highly recommand you to NOT cut of your cuticles UNLESS you are a pro and learned how to do it ;) Otherwise this might end up really bad! You can cause more harm than good, from bleeding cuticles to infections.

- DON'T bite your nails!!!!! That's the biggest NO GO.

I hope this was a helpfull post!!!! If you have another question about this topic, don't be shy and leave a comment, I will answer asap ^^

Keep the polish rolling!


Thursday, June 6, 2013

NOTD - OPI Stay The Night (Liquid Sand)

Hi my lovelies! ^^

I needed a week off from Blogger cuz I've been working so much lately and I also started studying for my finals, that are already next week.

I wanted to show you off a very beautiful liquid sand polish, from the OPI Mariah Carey collection. I was kind of a good girl and didn't buy any nailpolish for at least 2 months until a few days ago xD (need to show you some of the most beautiful Chanel colors in the next posts). So the Nailpolish Of The Day is actually a mini I got by a friend that bought the mini collection set and liked this color so much that she bought the big bottle and gave me the mini as a gift :D

Nailpolish Of The Day : OPI Stay The NIght

Stay the Night is a black based sand polish with a matte finish small and some red glitters. It's pretty sheer so I needed three coats. It's the first sand polish I have but I'm planning on buying more of these. This trend started beginning this year with the release of the OPI Mariah Carey collection but now many brands have released sand polishes too in many different colors. I've seen some beautiful shades by P2, I'm counting the days down for my next trip to Germany where I can buy them. And of course I'll post pictures here or/and on Instagram.

Have a nice weekend!