Drugstore haul (Muellers and dm)

Hello my lovlies!!! So yesterday I went on a teeny tiny shopping spree to Muellers and dm. For day to day use, I usually go for drugstore products. I don’t mind spending a ton on high end make up but I just don’t feel the need since I have always found good and satisfying products in the drugstore and it doesn’t break the bank too. Here is what I got —-


Nail polishes!
DSC00132I love essence nail polishes. They are one of the best nail polishes in the drugstore and essence as a whole have never failed to  impress me. The gel ones are form their new product range.


Lipsticks!! Manhattan cosmetics and p2 cosmetics 
DSC00119DSC00131from left to right- p2 pure colour lipstick, manhattan lip laquer, p2 long lasting maxi lipstick(shine),p2 long lasting maxi lipsticks(matte)


Alverde sun kissed highlighter, Essence get big lashes mascara
DSC00123DSC00130Swatch- Alverde sun kissed highlighter


Astor perfect stay 24h primer foundation
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Swatches and review in my upcoming posts.
My #day 2 make up challenge will be up soon 🙂 🙂
Have an amazing day lovlies ❤ ❤ ❤
Until then,
Kristi Medium

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TGIF !! Catrice defining Blushes

Hello lovlies!!
TGI Friday!!

How has everyone’s week been so far?
Sometimes it feels time is passing so fast, I mean its already the third month of 2015.
Sadly the weather here has again turned gloomy and its cold again 😦
Hows the weather on you side?
Anyhoo..
Today I have a review on Catrice defining blushes. I had mentioned these in my previous haul. I have been using these blushes and here are my thoughts.

Description- 
The ultra-fine, highly-pigmented powder blush with vitamin C and E spreads easily, sets fresh accents, emphasizes your cheekbones and models the contours of your face. Top marks for a perfect finish.
Price– € 3,49
Packaging– These blushes come in a transparent acrylic case. Its is sturdy, travel friendly. transparent packaging makes it easy to identify the colour. Any which ways I am a huge fan of their packaging. Its simple, chic and classy.

They come in 9 shades. Today I will be reviewing 3 shades.
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020 Rose Royce
A pretty rosy pink colour with slight mauve undertones. Just have to be careful while applying ,as with a heavy hand may look OTT. No shimmer.
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015 Pink Charming
A cool toned light pink/immaculate pink. Amazing to pair for a heavy eye make up or lips. No shimmer.
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035 Robin wood
You know sometimes we want that hint of glow on the cheeks but no colour as such. This is an excellent blush for that hint of glow if you have deep chocolate skin. I have tried this as a bronzing colour and it blends in beautifully. Has a hint of sheen to it that is not overpowering.

Texture and pigmentation- The texture of these blushes are very soft and easy to blend. Sometimes the colour seems to be a bit chalky when swatched on fingers, but when blended properly, it is not chalky at all.
The pigmentation is great too. It can be built up to a desirable colour payoff so there is less room for mistakes. It wont look chalky or heavy on the skin but blends in beautifully.
They last 4-5 hours on my skin without a primer.

For the price and pigmentation, these are definitely some great drugstore blushes Catrice has to offer.
I will haul rest of the colours in my next shopping trip coz these are so worth the bucks.
They have another range of blushes named illuminating blush and multicolour blush. I might as well grab them.
Hope you enjoyed this post 🙂
Until then,

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Austie Bost There For You Regular

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Catrice nude purism review 

hey beauties !

How has everyone’s week started ?
Recently I did a massive drugstore haul and will be sharing my reviews on them.
Today I will be reviewing some products from Catrice nude purism limited edition collection.
I had an amazing time testing out everything.. I dint even wait to reach home and opened and started swatching some of he blushes right in the car .. excitement !!

So most of the products from the haul were a complete hit as far as first impressions.. I will be reviewing rest of them in my upcoming posts 🙂

Coming back to this post-
Without further ado..  here are my thoughts-

NUDE EYE COLOUR QUATTRO IN TAUPE LESS

swatches clockwise from L-R

swatches clockwise from L-R

Product Description-
Neutrals. There are two convincing versions with four trendy nude colours each: sand, rosé and coffee are complemented by a cool light blue; taupe, pale pink and soft pink are accompanied by a dark aubergine. Both clusters of four contain matt as well as silky-shimmering shades that can be combined to create an expressive eye make-up look with fabulous shading. The smooth textures are long-lasting, offer maximum coverage and are easy to apply.

Price– € 4,49
Packaging– I have always loved catrice packaging. They come in a transparent acrylic case. It doesn’t feel cheap but it sturdy and travel friendly. The transparent case makes it easy to identify the colours. Personally I really find he packaging chic and classy.

Pigmentation and Texture-
They texture of these eye shadows are smooth as butter. They are equally very well pigmented and blends like a dream. The swatches are not doing justice to the actual product but let me assure you they are pigmented.

All 4 shades are well co-ordinated and apt for day-time looks.
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I dont know why the camera dint capture well. but roughly I have 1st colour from left in the crease, darkest shade in outer v and 3rd shade on the lid .
They perform well without a primer and of course with a primer it will extend the longevity of the shadows.

Overall its an amazing product considering the price and quality of the shadows. I will definitely be purchasing more quads in future as they are some of the best drugstore options in my opinion.


Next product I bought is
PURE SHIMMER HIGHLIGHTER
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Product description-
Skin Couture. The most beautiful (under)statement of this edition is a true eye-catcher: the Pure Shimmer Highlighter. The attractive 3D relief structure of the ultra-silky pressed powder is reminiscent of a softly shimmering honeycomb. Finely graded nude and light-reflecting pigments set subtle highlights on your face and neckline.

Price- € 4,49
Pigmentation and Texture-
This shimmer powder is champagney coloured, finely milled highlighter. It has that beautiful honey comb design.
The texture is a bit powdery at first but blends in the skin very nicely.
The pigmentation is also decent.
It is not that ‘one swipe’ highlighter ; you will have to build up to the required pigmentation.
But nevertheless, its is a very nice highlighter since it doesn’t contain any chunky shimmer particles. It gives a nice sheen and glow to the face.

A great drugstore option for the price and quality.


Lastly I bought 2 of their nail polishes

L-R Pure blue, barely pink

L-R Pure blue, barely pink

Product description- 
Pure Perfection. Coffee, rosé, taupe and cool light blue are welcoming the spring season and are a perfect match for the new nude shades of the designer dresses. The Nude Nail Lacquer promises ultimate colours – with and without effects – ultimate coverage and ultimate shine, which is sure to turn these limited shades into the must-haves of the season.
Price– € 2,49 approx
Texture, Brush and Quality
Frankly speaking, I have a love and hate relationship with these nail polishes.
The brush is a flat rounded brush which makes it easy to apply the colour.
What  love about them are their colours. baby pink and baby blue. perfect for spring summer. They dry fast as well.
What I don’t like about them is their texture. You have to apply 2 coats for desired level of pigmentation. First coat applies very streaky and patchy. When you apply the second coat, it still doesn’t look even, it still looks a bit patchy.
I have heard good reviews about their nail polishes, but these I would definitely pass on.

barely pink

barely pink

I forgot to take picture of the blue one .


Final verdict
I am really impressed with the eye shadow quad and the highlighter. i would definetly purchase more of their eye shadows coz they have some amazing pigmentation. Even their singles are of amazing quality.

Hope you enjoyed my review.
Have a wonderful day lovlies!!

Kristi Medium

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