Drugstore Beauty Haul!

Hey my lovely Pannies,

I’m sticking to my word and post more frequently!^^

Today I went out for henna and a nail polish and came back with lots more then expected. 

Today I actually wanted to go out and get some henna for myself because lately I’ve been inspired by some of my friends. Lots of times I see my friends walking for henna around because they went to a wedding or other special circumstances they went and they have these beautiful artwork on their hands, feet etc. I really got inspired by their artwork and how precise draw these artwork on someones body. 

Back in the days I already knew what henna was and I have tried it out but because I’m inspired lately I want to draw a whole artwork on my arm too and off course I will let you guys know how it turned out in another blogpost.

Lara Cometics: Henna.
Kruidvat: scrubgel (were on sale for €1,- each), Fa deoderant (buy 1 get 1 free), Essence brush + eyeshadow & the hair refresher of the new ”natuurlijk puur” line of Andrélon.
Etos: Toni&Guy sea salt spray & Andrélon serum for dry & damaged hair.
Hema: Nail hardener & eyeshadow brush
*All bought from Dutch drugstore!!! The Toni&Guy, Essence products are available in other countries but for the other products I really don’t know!
 
Besides the srubgel, nail hardener and Fa deoderant what I’m familiar with I’m quite exited to use the other products. I’ve heard quite good things of both Andrélon products and the Toni&Guy sea salt spray.
 
Hope you guys enjoy this blogpost and share the luvv with others!!
 
Much luuvess, Lynn W. xo

Music Mondays – The Kpop Edition

Hey my lovely pannies,

 

Okey okey I know I’m not posting frequently enough but now that I’m back from vaca. and summer is almost over again I will be posting more frequently, PROMISE! xx

 

As you guys see in the title above this blogpost will all be based on kpop. I know that everyone has its own taste off music and personally kpop is one of the genres I listen to. 

 

Kpop stands for Korean pop music but nowadays we can devide Kpop in different genres as well because it’s not only pop music anymore. When people that are unfamiliar with kpop they would think that kpop is korean music but even though korean music is also devided in different genres such as indie, R&B, soul etc. 

 

Personally I got me introduced to kpop by an old friend of mine. Four/Five years ago I got this video sent to me with 4 girls in it. I thought it was funny that all of them had the same hair colour and all four of them got bangs as well. Well I watch the video and I got totally interested in them which at this moment I searched for more videos but as long as I searched I could only find 2 MV’s. As unfamiliar I was with kpop I did found out that, that song was their debut song/MV. Can you guys guess who it is already…??

 
 
Lee Chaerin, CL (Leader)

                Park Bom, Bom (Main Vocalist) 
                                                                                                                      Sandara Park, Dara (Cute One)

                                                                                                     

 Gong Minij, Minzy (Maknae = Youngest)



YES, these precious and wonderful girls who started with a boyish concept and ended up very feminine and elegant. I know for sure that a lot of Blackjacks agree with me. These four ladies (Minzy was still a girl because she was still a minor) captured lots of hearts with their unique concept which was not yet seen before and nowadays they are still doing a pretty good job.

 

To be honest I’m quite happy to say that, yes I’m familiar with kpop and yes I learned a lot trough their music, culture and the media, how different they react compared to the Western culture and what they concentrate on.

 

Well as kpop is growing these few years the Korean culture is also getting lots of attention as well. We have SNSD on the ‘‘David Letterman’’ show, this year we got Psy – Gangnamstyle what was a huge hit!

 

> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnLAml7Ji9A (SNSD performance on D. L. show)
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bZkp7q19f0 (Ohhh so famous Gangnamstyle vid.)

 

As kpop is getting even bigger and more well known, companies will put new faces out and for me personally it’s getting more exiting but also rediculous. 
Oke, I’m a 90’s baby and got introduced to kpop in ’08 meaning that I’ve been around pretty while. I’m not saying I’m an expert or whatever but I am quite familier within this group. 

 

I also know that these boys and girls work very hard to win that spot to be in a certain group or so (some train more then 5 years to be put in a group and some even 8~10 years) but having such large group with 12+ members is going quite far esp. nowadays. 
It’s not that I don’t like it absolutely not, I’m even happy for them because you never know ‘‘the behind the scene story’’ of each of the members but one thing what I noticed it that end 2012 and this year 2013 there are A LOT of rookie groups that’s what I find ridiculous. No not 20 groups but there might be more than 30+ rookie groups out this year. I have no idea if they were trained well and if they will make it and whatever but I think it’s too much to put out so many groups within one year. This also means that the competition grew even bigger and we don’t even know what will happen. Some of the groups we heard only once and never appear again, how is this necessary…??

 

Also if a well known company puts out a new group this means that they need to concentrate on this certain group more then others meaning that the groups who were already out and already made a statement will be put on pause for at least a year or more. This is not fun for the fans nor for them because the fans want to see them even more and for the artists they might have to get used again to go on stage and perform.

 

Here are some ‘‘rookies’’ who grabbed my attention (in no specific order)!:

Kim Bo Ah, Boa. She’s part of the group Spica and trained together with IU. She totally has a wonderful voice which each singer should be jealous of so putting her in a group… I think the company made a mistake but well yeah…

 

B.A.P., Best Absolute Perfect. The shot-term might sound very unique and cool but the meaning behind it is just soso. Despite their name THEY CAN PERFORM and CAPTURE THE HEARTS OF MANY MANY GIRLS!! BABYYY…..


Amy Lee, Ailee. From a youtube singer to a very popular korean solo artist. She has captured the hearts of many people with her amazing cover of Halo ~ Beyoncè and her first album heaven and now even a second album!



D-Unit, Jeon Woo Ram/Ram, Jung Yoo Jin/Ujin, Kwak Soo Jin/Zin, Byeon Seung Mi/JNey. A rookie group which was formed last year and back then it existed out of three members only but they added a new member. Not sure anymore but they would change members frequently or something like that. Also Ram is the sis. of T-ara Boram.

Fiestar: Cao Lu, Yezi, Cheska, Jei, Hyemi, Linzy. Very popular from the start and in the same company as IU. They even filmed a MV with IU and I totally luved the sound and how cute the vid. was but not overly cute!

 

Well this blogpost need to come to an end. I can ramble on for hours if it’s about music/kpop but at a certain point we need to stop. I hope you guys will enjoy this overly kpop blogpost and share it with your friends!! Also comment below who you luvv in the kpop world and what your opinion is about Korean pop!

Much Luvv to the pannies & kpop lovers! (^x^)

Lynn W. xo

Mini Rimmel London Haul


Hey Pannies,

Again it’s been a while since I’ve updated my blog. Well as summer break has began I will be trying to post more often. As for today it’s only about two products. One is the ”Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder” and the other is the ”Rimmel London APOCALIPS lip lacquer” in 501 Stellar. People have been praising on these products so I had to buy them.

 

Today I did use the APOCALIPS and I am totally in luvv with the colour. Even though it stains it’s also very pigmented. Loving it so far. If you guys request more info or review on the product, comment below!

I will also try the pressed powder later on so if you want more info or a review on that also comment below!

Live, Laugh, Love ❤ Pannies

 

Much luuvess, Lynn W. xo

Haul: Fashion, Dental care, Makeup & ELF products


Hey Pannies,

I know it’s been a while again but please spare me. Lasts 4/5 weeks of school so I need to finish everything plus next week is exam week… Before all the craziness start I just want to posts something on my blog and this time it’s a haul kinda blog + this is the MAY edition.


First of all I need to admit I’m a sneakerhead, sneakerzzz over heals but it’s been the longest that I haven’t bought any because I just didn’t found any that were my taste and I haven’t been really searching for the longest I need to admit. Recently I was just searching some sites and I saw the cutest and coolest sneakers again, loved them so off course I needed to buy them, see below (bought at zalando.nl). Also I need to admit I’m a Adidas fan especially Jeremy Scott designs, all day every day.

Also been searching for the left bag and I actually found two bags. The first bag on the right, it’s kinda a every day bag if you need to carry your standard belongings but I’m a student so it’s impossible for me to use this every day. This bag I found at primark for about €15,- so that was a good deal right. 
The bag on the right side I bought at Zara. This actually I saw at Zoella’s haul http://www.youtube.com/zoella280390. I’ve seen this bag on the Zara’s website but never in their stores and she did a haul of this bag and as I was watching it I wanted to buy it because this bag comes in so handy for students etc. There are 5 department which 3 which zippers and two with those buttons. The middle department you can put your laptop in there and that’s so easy I say because there’s are certain cushions or so that protect your laptop. Then there’s a department for your iPad, Notebook etc. and then there’s a department where you can put your keys, cards, tissues etc. Then the other two you can use for what ever. 


















Up to the dental care. I’ve never taken good care of my teeth and I also have always thought that they were awesome and perfect, first of all because I’ve never worn braces before and second because I’ve never had problems since last year. But I know better now, I haven’t visited the dentists for the longest, about 4/5 years. Last year I took time to go to the dentists and I got things fixed that I didn’t even knew it was possible but right now I’m TAKING CARE of these baby pannies and you should too. I’m trying out new toothpaste at the moment because I’ve been using Aquafresh for a long time to get whiter teeth but I haven’t seen any improvements or something so summer is up and we need them white teeth so I’ve heard good things of oral B and right now I’m using the 3D white one for around 2/3 weeks and I swear I am seeing results already. I also heard good things of Crest toothpaste, strips, mouth water etc. but we can’t get them in the Netherlands and I’m very very sad because I really want to try that one out. Right now using the Sensodyne mouth water and I really hate mouth water it’s like drinking cough drops, IELL!! Then we have the UltraDent Floss.


Now up to makeup you girls have been waiting for. On the first photo you can see two Bourjois foundations, the black one is the 123 perfect and the red one is the healthy mix foundation. Based on my skin type and what I do etc. I will describe all the products. I’m using the shade #53 which is the Light beige one on both. The 123 perfect foundation of bourjois I personally don’t really like. I have seen reviews of this products and a lot of people liked it but for me with a combination skin I don’t really like it. I have tried this out during the colder times as it is always in the Netherlands and I’ve been trying it out during times it was hot. I didn’t really like it because on my skin it looked really cakie, it was sticky and it made my skin very very dry after just 2/3 hours so I did not really like this. For the healthy mic of bourjois I luvv this product. This product has been a life savior. I was sick for quite a while and actually still a little bit but after a while of sitting/sleeping at home I just wanted to go out and off course I decided to test it out for you guys and also for me, hihihih. Well I really do not have any complaint… I got lots of compliments of how good my skin looks, they thought it was flawless LOL. It did not feel sticky at all, it was the right color, it smelled good, just OMG, luvv it, try it and tell me about it.
Then we have 3 bodyshop products, actually it’s 4 but I couldn’t find the scrub. Last month it was my bday so my mom, brother and I went shopping and bought something at the bodyshop as always. I don’t have sensitive skin but around my jaw it tends to get red very easily and it stays that way sometimes. Have been to the doctor but he says it’ll go away by time, well thanks NOT!! Well I bought a scrub and a face wash of the sentive collection. I’m not sure about these products. The face wash tend to make my face very dry after using it but it also tends to make it very clean and smooth. For the srub I just don’t like because as I said earlier this is for people with sentive skin so it doesn’t tend to do the job for me. We also got a lip scrub and I really really luvv this because I’m someone who licks the lips all the time when not wearing anything on it and I know it’s bad but I just do. So I’ve been using for for the longest and it really helps, a little goes a long way and I’m using this 3/4 times a week. Then the body butter I got for an euro.
On to the Absolute Nude palette of Catrice. I’m luving this palette though. Maybe it’s not visible in the picture but I’ve been using this palette like crazy especially the first two colours and the fourth colors, just try it!
We went crazy with the eyeliner because you guys know we need them eyeliner! Bought two catrice eyeliners which are pen liners, one in 010 black and the other in 040 black grey which is actually just a grey. We also went for the L’oréal Paris Super Liner Perfect Slim which I’ve been hearing a lot of good thing about and a lot of recommendations so we’ll try.
Two more products which are the Essence ”all about matt! fixing compact powder and the Astor 730 soft sensation which is a very barbie pink colour. Luving the powder, luv a matt face especially with makeup who wants a see through face right. For the lipstick, it’s alright. Picked this up in Germany at a drugstore, liked the colour but it doesn’t really moisturize so it’s up to you.


Oké so last but not least my ELF collection of this year. Have been hearing a lot of this brand and I can’t get this in stores in the Netherlands so I searched if we can get this online and YES, I’ve been exaggerating. 3 nail polishes, luvv the purple color, we have a face mist which is awesome too and also a shampoo for the brushes which is not in the photo but for the shampoo I give it a 5.5 out of 10, I just recommend baby shampoo. Two brushes, a stippling and a contouring. A baked bonzer and power with SPF and a tinted moisturizer for the lips which I like it’s more of a nude colour. We need to have the eyeliner which is very good but it dried up after using it for about 6 times, FAIL. Some concealer, highlighter, tinted moisterizer for the face, lip balms. Also we have a lip stain which I luvv up till now, gives my lips that shine and then the eye refresher which I also like but I’m not seeing results so for, been using for only 5 days to that’s logic.


























Well so it was a long haul and tiny bits of reviews but I hope you guys like it and spread the luvv by sharing, commenting, liking, requesting and see you my panes next time.

Live, Laugh, Love ❤ Pannies

Much luuvess, Lynn W. xo

[REVIEW] SHEREIO, Cucumber Mask


What’s up my Pannies,

It’s already been three weeks ago that I posted my first blogpost.

Today I want to write a review off the ”cucumber mask of SHEREIO”.

I’m sure that these aren’t worldwide brands and I wasn’t familiar with them either, I got these products while I was on vacation in HK/China. Never thought I would write a review about this but it’ll be fun though, hope you enjoy.


First of all I want to say that I have a pretty oily skin and off course it’s a bit dryer during the winter periods so I have to take extra care of it otherwise pimples will start to pop up so I will describe these based on my skin type. Also my cheekbones do tend to get quite red easily (it’s not acne, I have no idea why this is or what this is but my GP says it’ll disappear but I still have this so I dunno…?!).


SHEREIO, Cucumber Mask 
 
Well as you guys can see the packaging is not really special or so but it does its job to protects the mask so it’s ok. The one thing that irritates me of the packaging is when you actually need to open it. Normally these masks will go open easily but with this one I did hd some trouble opening it but not to the extend of using scissors, luckily. 

 

Now the back side of the packaging. As you might have noticed already everything is written in Chinese and that’s pretty logical as I bought it in China but that sucks for me because reading Chinese is quite a burden as we have so many characters. Still I managed to read that this is a 15 minute mask.
After opening this mask and as you can see it’s very watery. 
The mask contains a lot of that watery/jelly kind of stuff (what’s the english word for this, comment). Even after I took out the mask a lot of that products was still in the packaging. 
 


Finally my expectations of the product wasn’t very high. I do have to say that the mask did a bit o moistening but it totally did not clear up or close my pores at all. This was a 15 minute mask but after 15 minutes has past by there was still a lot of product left on the mask so instead of taking this off after 15 min. I took it off after about 30 minutes and even then there was still a lot of product left on the mask. 

 
The mask itself felt very soft and I did like the material of it but I tend to buy facial masks that always have such a big hole/area for the nose and that’s kind of irritating me.
If I would give a mark it would be 6.5/10 (6.5 out of 10).
 
Hope you guys enjoy my first review and maybe you have any recommendations for me (masks), just comment below. BTW the store I bought this masks at is ”Aiyaya”, website is —> http://www.aiyaya.com and they sell all sorts of things, from facial masks to korean idol key hangers so just take a look, not sure if you can order online or something but they do have interesting news otherwise you can also take a look at http://www.sasa.com it’s a Chinese store as well but this is something that’s more trustworthy to buy from.

Live, Laugh, Love ❤ Pannies

Much luuvess, Lynn W. xo