Long time no see/read. I feel sorry...well a bit :D I was busy getting back into my uni-every-day-life. So far I have a lot of nice topics this semester. I just finished watching 'A Film Unfinished' which is a documentary about an unfinished propaganda film by the nazis about the jewish ghetto in Warsaw. I had to watch it for my course tomorrow as I deal with film during the nazi period. I can't say that I enjoyed watching it as it is quite depressing but if you are interested in documentaries about the jewish ghettos in eastern europe I can recommend that one. But oh well, let's move on to something rather fun and unnecessary :D hahaha.
I wanted to show you my recent beauty favourites:
As many German readers have noticed ebelin developed some kind of BeautyBlender dupe and for around 2,50 € I brought it home. After figuring out if it does me any good while applying foundation I found it absorbs it too quick...And I don't want that happening when I pay around 40 Euros for my foundation so I started using it for my concealer...It does absorb that one, too but all together I find it works rather well.
You can also see a hair spray by Balea in the background and I just put it in there for all hairsprays by Balea because so far I seemed to like all the ones I've tried so far....I now bought another large version and it keeps my hair very smooth and non-sticky! :)
My recent nail polish picks are quite bright. I think I found a dupe to Essie's Mint Candy Apple. Quite a funny story actually as I just walked into the drug store to buy 'Mint Candy Apple' but then 'Mint For Life' by Maybelline caught my eye...I bought it for half the price of the Essie polish. Another one is 'Cute As A Button' by Essie...I talked about this one and its relationship to my Dior Rouge Mazette lipstick already...they just match <3
A scent my boyfriend got me for christmas and I've been using it almost everytime these days. I don't know if one would class the scent as summery but I just love it.
Jumping onto the hypewave about Bioderma's Solution Micellare I told my good friend Partricia to pick this one up in a French pharmacy and just shortly before this happened L'oreal brought one similiar product into the drugstores....which I also bought...to compare them...I still can't say which one is better though. But I'll let you know what I think!
As you have read in my last hairy post I bought some products by Aussie...I think this one being featured in this post speaks for itself :) ULTRASOFTNESS!!
By start of April I found the new I <3 extreme in my favourite drugstore and I have to say I prefer it over my usual I <3 extreme mascara...So weird. I never really was into these gummy-thing-mascara-wands....
Well that's all you get from me tonight. I hope you enjoyed it :)
So not keeping up with announced posts seems to become a bad habit of mine. I wanted to do a monthly hair growth update which is always due on the 22nd. Well I kind of failed there in march. I am sorry. So I planned to do a bigger hair update. In general I love to focus more on hair on my blog from now on. I hope you don't mind. I love reading & talking about hair. I would honestly get lost in a conversation about hair with anyone. Even if a stranger knocked on my door and started talking about hair, I would get deeply lost in that conversation.
So let's start off by talking about my hair and seeing what my hair looks like today or this month:
I would need to do a complete detailled comparison to see if my hair has grown that much. I can only say that it feels strong, yes still, well moisturised and longer. It might have grown 2-3,5 cm since it has been cut. Well I am not as depressed anymore as I was in January, so I think it must have grown enough to make me happy again :D
I thought about sharing my hair tips & tricks with
you. Before I start I want to make clear that this is all down to MY
experience. Everyone's hair is different and so everyone needs to
look after their hair needs. Nevertheless, here we go:
Look at your
natural hair structure!
Is your hair curly?
If it is your hair naturally tends to suffer from frizz and needs
So mostly this ends
in buying all these hair-straigtening-sleek-anti-frizz- shampoos and
conditioners. I would not do that. Why not? Because by trying to
make your hair straight all of the time and then probably moving
onto straightening it with a flat iron ( because most curly hair
won't be all straight after using some sleek
shampoo) you damage your hair. I am not going to say : 'DON'T EVER
F***ING STRAIGHTEN YOUR HAIR!', because I do it on a daily basis,
but just in some parts. So try to focus on your hair natural
structure and its needs and see how it reacts on certain products.
Do some research and try some different things. Most hair reacts to
all these shampoos and conditioners out there in a different way. If
the products you want to buy are more expensive than usual ask at
the hairdressers for a sample size or ask for them in shops that
sell those high end brands. They usually do have some sample sizes.
and when to wash?!By
now everybody should know that a daily wash isn't the best for your
hair. If you have short and fine hair that gets a trim on a regular
basis you don't really need to put attention to this one, in my
opinion. But if you plan on letting your long hair grow even longer
you should. Long hair is always a bit dry and likes to get split
ends :) Isn't it wonderful?
concerning washing it, you should try at least to wash it every 2nd
day. And if you wash it you should consider the following:
shampoo all over the place!!Try
to apply the shampoo only on your scalp and roots. It is not
necessary to put shampoo in your ends or anywhere else. By using
shampoo you want to get rid of oil or dandruff or anything that
makes your hair feel 'unclean'. Shampoo does clean and it takes away
the oil and so it will take the oil from you dry ends. Do you want
that? No. You don't. The mix of water and shampoo that runs down the
rest of your hair when you rinse it out is enough to clean the ends.
Many people will say 'but my hair is so long and there is so much
to dust and stuff in my hair...I have to apply shampoo
everywhere...', and I tell you, you don't have to. I haven't been
doing this for over a year now and my hair is definitely less dry
than before. Especially those of you using dandruff-shampoos, just
don't put them everywhere. It will end in a mess.
overdose you shampoo!I
think I don't have to add that much more to it. Just don't.
Especially not with the high end products. Sometimes these shampoos are really high concentrated and you just don't need so much if the
effective ingredients are in there in high percentage.
conditioner and hair treatments JUST where it is NEEDED!Same
with conditioner and treatments as with shampoo, just the other way
around. Most of the time your roots and your scalp are moisturised
and healthy enough, so they don't need much conditioner or even
nothing. My hair doesn't like anything too rich on the roots or
scalp. I tend to get a greasy dandruff which is annoying but my hair
is rather dry than greasy. What a keruffle! So as I mostly go along
with high end conditioners and masks, which are really rich in
moisture and everything, I just can't put them on the top of my head.
That would end in a shitty feeling on my roots. So just don't if you're troubling with the same stuff. Though, I figured out that I can put the
drug-store-not-so-rich-conditioners on my roots without getting
greasy roots. There is one exclusion though: 'The Lee Stafford Hair
Treatment For Hair That Never Grows Past A Certain Length' has to be applied to my scalp and it doesn't do anything bad to it.
don't overdo it!In
my teens I used some anti-frizz lotion on my hair while it was
drying to keep away the volume and curls. It did its job and it
smelled good. But after a while I noticed these little white flakes,
especially in my fringe. I always used too much and something like
product build-up had happened. But let's be honest, we all get a
little bit overexcited on putting everything into your hair that
promises to make it look wonderful. Mostly this leads to smearing
all these wonderful silicone atomic bombs into your hair that
prevents it from breathing. Just don't do that. Don't put a heat
protector on your hair if you don't need it. Don't use a treatment
if your hair doesn't ask for one. Don't use all these shit loads of
extra-leave-in things at once. Try to find a routine. If you
straighten your hair that's fine. If you do, use protection. If you
want defined curls use a product that will help you get it. But just
dont put in the heating protection and your curl-define cream and
your hair mousse and your hairspray and your leave in treatment in
there all the time after every wash. Your hair can't absorb
everything and after a while you'll notice your hair being tired of
all this. No volume, no curls (although you smeared in that awesome
curl-definer ;) ). But oh well, if you are one of those people who
just can't get away without 5 different hair products every day you
should keep in mind to deep clean your hair regularly. Buy a good
cleaning shampoo, but be aware of using it too often. These products
are harsh on your hair and will get rid of everything, your
unnatural hair colour, the natural needed oil, everything.
you spend plenty of money into ruining your hair by bleaching,
getting perms, colouring it all these different wonderful colours
and putting extensions into it you should, IN MY OPINION, spend at
least the same effort into trying to recover the damage. I know, no
product in the world will repair split ends. No product in the world
will make your hair completely healthy when you have damaged it over
a long time. If you have managed to ruin your hair you have to face
the consequences of firstly getting or a complete new hair cut...if it
went that far :D Well don't tell me there is anyone who doesn't want
healthy hair. If you want your hair to recover as much as possible
you should pay the price. Maybe you are lucky and you find a very
good & affordable product that helps your hair without being
full of bad silicones. These bad silicones just hide the damage and make you think everything's fine. But it won't be, trust me. Especially damage caused by bleaching your hair several times is hard to recover. But if
you just started doing it you should consider spending your money on
some good products that help prevent the damage. But oh well, that
is just what I think. I mean whatever you do to your hair, you do it
because you think it will look better than before and trust me, it
won't look better than before if you only feed your hair empty
ingredients like the shitty silicones in the cheaper products. I
am not saying that everything more affordable is shit but it is more
likely that the cheaper brands use not as good ingredients as the
high end brands. You just have to study the ingredient lists if you want to pay attention to that or ask a hairdresser about it. Do some research on the internet and find your perfect match.
Try not to brush your wet hair!
If you want to brush your wet hair then only do it with a wide toothed comb. It won't damage your hair and it will detangle it just as much as needed. You can do the detailled work when it's dry and I like to use my tangle teezer for that :)
Just blow-dry your hair if needed!Do you have to get out real quick and it is too cold or wet hair could be unappropriate in this moment? Then just go for it and blow-dry it. If you don't need to then just let your hair dry by itself. I only blow-dry my fringe because it does what it wants if I don't. And a big plus is: The less you blow-dry, the less frizz. It is also less frizzy if you start blow-drying it when it is almost completely dry.
Reviews are on their ways!
I hope you enjoyed my long hair-post :)
If there are any questions left or additions to it, keep on commenting and remember: It's only hair & it's only my way of taking care of my hair!
My last buys from the drugstore included a nail polish with a sand style finish. I don't really know what to say about that kind of finish. First of all the colour caught my attention. I love these dark and sparkly shades :) but after applying several coats I was a bit disappointed in how it finally looked.
For everyone who is interested in the result: keep on scrolling!
You can definitely give it a plus for drying quickly. It really does its job like you would expect it to. But for my liking the finish always looks like you screwed the whole nail polish while it was drying and the colour actually looks darker in the bottle than on the nails.
Another plus is that it does sparkle really nicely in the sunlight, but unfortunately I prefer a glossy sparkle nail polish. So if you like these kind of extraordinary finishes then you should start hitting the shops. Kiko also does sand style polishes and p2 has some other shades to offer.
What is your favourite finish when it comes to nail polish?
Who am I to disagree Travel the world and the seven seas Everybody looking for something Some of them want to use you Some of them want to get used by you Some of them want to abuse you Some of them want to be abused.