Monday, 16 December 2013

Let's get NAKED 3rd time! - Review

HELLLOOOOOOOO my last post has been 10 days ago! hey that's not toooo bad I suppose! :D I can't believe it's going to be Christmas in 10 more days...or 9, depending on which side of the earth you live!
And WHAT could be more exciting than Christmas shopping?

Thanks to my iphone thief, it's not going to turn out too big this year as my budget decreased extremely after getting a new phone...however, I still went to the House Of Fraser to enjoy being a London resident and get the Naked 3 Palette (and by accident a few more things.............)

While many Americans already got the chance to try out 12 new brilliant eyeshadows, most UK residents will have to wait until tomorrow 16 December...or today as I'm writing through the night haha

So let's start! My first impression of it - pink or rosy!
The package already gives you and idea of what the eyeshadows might look like.

It does not come with an extra urban decay product like the naked 1 and 2 but impresses with a solid package, which feels like...something between plastic and metal I suppose haha
It looks very much like the Naked 2 palette from the outside, however, the lid has a certain texture that gives it its own touch.
Also it includes a brush or in fact two. An eyeshadow brush and flat brush which got me really excited. I absolutely adore brushes by Urban Decay.

Just like the other palettes, Naked 3 offers 12 different sparkling or matte eyeshadows. But while Naked 1 and 2 in comparison have quite similiar neutral to cold shades, Naked 3 seems to go for warmer directions
They all have a slighty pinkish and rosy undertone, which I honestly said was not too sure about, and
range from lighter colours for a day make up and darker colours for a night outs.
My favourites are Limit, Trick, Nooner, Factory, Dark Side and Blackheart (I know it looks black but it's dark red) and mostly on the darker side (we have cookies haha) as I prefer brown over pink but I do love them all! they all go along well and make it impossible to mess up your eye make-up...colourwise at least

The first thing I have noticed about the sparkling glittery eyeshadows is that they crumble inside the palette and eventually on your eyelids...or your face depending on where it eventually lands haha You can even see it on my arm...
However, after using an eyeshadow primer (it doesn't have to be the Urban Decay one, I tried it with several primers) it will last for the rest of the night. No crumbling, no glittery face and veeeeeeeeeery pigmented colours!

Yes. I prefer darker colours and love brown, however, I cannot say that I regret buying this. It is a really good palette and I absolutely understand why the numbers of sold palettes have gone through the roof. As I have already said I did have the feeling Naked 1 and Naked 2 are quite similiar, but Urban Decay came up with a completey new range of colours by bringing out Naked 3. And what I especially like about it is that the colours are quire unique (especially Darker Side and Blackheart), so that even people that have plenty of palettes by different brands will most likely not get bored!
I personally am really excited to experiment with it and to be honest it was about time to go for these shades of colours! I absolutely adore Holland Roden aka Lydia Martin's Make up from Teen Wolf!

I will upload a new video of Naked 3 looks soon if you like :)

Are you going to go to the Urban Decays countes? What are YOUR favourite shades? and combinations?!

Thank you so much for reading! i hope this was helpful! Love your lots

Andrea xx

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Of a stolen Phone, bad luck and November Favourites!

My lovelies! I promised to post more often. I'm a horrible person! but this time my phone was stolen so it's technically not entirely my fault! :D
Yup I lost my 1 month old iPhone 5S, lost all my connections to the online world and officially accepted stupidity as one of my character traits.

While it stopped me from entering the online world, it DEFINETELY did not stop me from taking tons of pictures for blog posts and filming videos! Yes I had lots of fun and I can't wait to blog again!
 As December is here (YAY CHRISTMAS! DOUBLE YAY FOR HOME!) I decided to upload a new video for my November favourites :) I hope you guys like it! And maybe even subscribe! I'm close to hitting 200 be honest I've been at that status for the last 3 months haha yes it's been 3 months the last time I uploaded...which is why the video is so long! I had to explain a little! please bare with me :D

The Body Shop Seaweed Mattifying Cream
Benefit Oxygen Wow Foundation
Urban Decay Naked Basic Palette
Loreal Telescopic Mascara
Sleek Blush
Revlon Super Lustrious
Soap & Glory Smoothie Star Body Butter
Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover
New Look Owl

What are your favourites of the month?
Thank you so much for reading!

Andrea xx

Saturday, 16 November 2013

SO ON FIRE!!! Catching Fire Premiere in London!

How the heck did I get to see SOMETHING?! All of the stars!

SOOOOOO I don't even know how and where to start. I think I might will Vlog this because honestly even though the footage sucks I do think the best way to share this crazy experience is to show it all live! I promise I will edit it on the weekend...haha until then enjoy some sucky iphone-video-screenshots:...sorry I filmed most of the time instead of taking pictures that's why they're so shaky
So how did I get in? I know people have been camping outside but to be honest going there has almost been a spur of the moment decision. I knew the premiere was going to be at Leicester Square on Monday 11.11.13 (HA! whether you're british or american!) which is just 20 minutes away from my home so I eventually decided to follow my Hunger Games crazy friend, who in fact arrived earlier. After work I got rid of my uniform and put on some comfortable clothes and went off...not excited AT ALL. Because when I arrived I saw what I expected...
Black Walls ALL AROUND the red carpet, you didn't even get a little peek inside. Only a few with VIP tickets for hundreds of £ would have gotten in there and as much as I loved the Hunger Games...I didn't regret ordering one of these. 
However, out of sudden hundreds of people started to pile up in front of a gate and because of the black walls you hardly could see fact NOTHING! They let a few in and I was sooooo close to get in there, already in panic in case this was the queue for some more VIP tickets because I really didn't even have £1 with me! but then they closed it again, leaving hundreds of fans outside.
Most of them eventually left to the place where you could at least get a peak from FAR FAR FAR away! Which I did too but since I was too short to see properly I got slightly moody.
And for some reason I really had the feeling something was going to happen soon so I went back to the gate and saw some people talking to the security! and then the magic words!!! "10 more! that's it!!!" 
I swear when I entered I had no clue what was going to happen! I did start shaking! I honestly thought I would get a little bit CLOSER to the red carpet but then bright lights...

Red. Yup. I looked down and I was standing on that freaking thing! Of course I walked up to the place where fans are supposed to stand but never in my life I would've thought I would get THAT close to all of this!

So the first person that walked in was ...Willow Shields (Primrose Everdeen), but people hardly paid attention, to be honest I didn't noticed her because my eyes were wandering to the next person.
Josh Hutcherson! YUP OMG. He is the most adorable little person ever! and of course the crowd went wild, including the press! And since I was standing right behind him I got all the flashlights...yeah now I know why people feel so unbelievable uncomfortable on that carpet! they're basically attacking you with their cameras!
After a while Sam Claflin and his wife arrived and now while I wasn't too fond of the casting's choice for finnick at first i NOW AM! Most beautiful man I've ever seen and I do not only mean from the outside! After he took all the pictures, danced on the carpet and had the cutest moments with his wife (he lift her up and just started running!) he came back to us to "chat" and give some autographs. And GUESS WHAT! After stalking some of his pictures on tumblr... I really suspected nothing!...I saw myself and my friend in the background! yeah crazy fangirl moment here!

After a while Liam Hemsworth came in. And wow the eyes. I swear before he actually approached you could see his blue blue blue BLUUUUUUUE eyes from far away! never been such a big fan of blue eyes but they were beautiful! also he seems to be a very kind person who takes his time for the fans! There was a stupid press woman who blocked the view with her umbrella but he just walked past her and gave us a lovely wave and a huge smile!
And then of course Jennifer Lawrence. To be honest the hype around her annoyed the heck out of me, and still does. But nontheless I really love her! She kept turning around to us and smiled in between the flashlight sessions and after she walked the whole carpet until the end she eventually ran all the way back to us to give some autographs and holy cow. Yup this sounds slightly creepy but my hand was ...maybe an inch away from hers, I actually stood there FACE TO FACE! The very disappointing thing was that she didn't sign my iphone case because I was least I thought so! But nooo it was on picture mode and I eventually only got footage from her walking away but whoaaaa....
So this is how "A little peak doesn't hurt" tunred into "OH MY GOD I MET JOSH HUTCHERSON AND JENNIFER LAWRENCE!!!"
THIS WAS ONE CRAZY EXPERIENCE and teaches me AGAIN! the best comes when you expect NOTHING! I'm sure there have been a lot more lucky ducks out there but considering that I didn't plan or wait for this at all hahah god! And another exciting thing was actually Tanya Burr! she seemed to be the sweetest person on EARTH! it was so adorable how she literally RAN (yes she RAN she didn't walk) back to us just to give some autographs and take pictures! Goodness! I love her more than I did before! And we got to see McFly and Ellie Goulding (who didn't turn around ONCE though :(! ).

GOOD LORD I'm done! haha and so sure you didn't read a word I said! Sorry this is such a long text! And the blurry pictures but these are just screenshots, you actually see a little more on the footage haha i know this isn't super exclusive but it could've been worse :D
 Are you excited for the movie?!

Andrea xx

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

The Agony of being sick...

Mahaha not really. Quick but BIG HELLOOOO FROM MY BED! This is not really a productive Beauty post but everyone needs this sometimes :)

I think the cold hit me because running through London's street while rain is pouring on you is definetely not a good way to keep yourself healthy!
But it's a bloody good excuse to stay in bed and enjoy a Peppermint Hot Chocolate in a red Starbucks cup (YEEEEES! they are here! and it's time to count down the days until Christmas!) and watching Marie Antoinette because Kirsten Dunst is absolutely stunning! Oh how I wish to wear one of these dresses one day.

Especially now that it's autumn I prefer enjoying the little things, which is sitting in my room, listen to good music and watching the sun (yes the sun comes out sometimes! even in london haha) colouring the leaves.
May I introduce you to one of my favourite songs during this season?

"I feel the fire, I see a flame set me a light, bring me desire bottled up tight."

What do YOU love the most about autmn? Thank you so much for reading :) A HUGE Post will follow up I've been to the house of fraser!

Andrea xx

Thursday, 24 October 2013

New In: Berry Autmn on the Oxford Street - Part 1

Hello out there!

I know I haven't been posting anything decent for decades and therefore deserve all the ignoring silence on here :D

But I'm back! and absolutely couldn't wait to blog something again so I decided to start with a small haul from last week. I've been to the oxford street - like every single week actually as it's only 15 minutes footwalk away - and went to the boots sale and picked up some Autmn Make up, which I am very much excited about. Autmn is just my favourite season out of all (providing it's not raining...which it surprisingly doesn't in London at the moment) not too warm, not too cold, warm and COSY jumpers and the best berry colors.

So while teal is the color I'm wearing to death during the summer (apart from the lips I guess), almost 70% of all make up and clothing pieces are berry and or moron haha (NO kidding!!!)

Besides the Revlon Color Stay (Oh how much I've missed Pencil Eyeliner! I only had my gel eyeliner with me!!!!!) and the Loreal Telescopic and Volume Million Lashes Mascara (Review will follow soon!) I also picked up...

Revlon Super Lustrious in Berry Allure
I'm not too fond of glittery lips and as most lip glosses tend to shimmer to the MAX I've been thinking a lot whether to get this color. I eventually did so glad I did! After trying it out at home I stayed happy and grinning like an idiot...thanks to a lipgloss! Long lasting, glossy in a nice NON shimmering way and the most gorgeous color I've ever seen! This one deserves an own post.

MUA Eyeshadow - Pearl #24
Don't get confused by the word PEARL! it's a plumish and yes also berry color. Honestly said I just picked it up because superdrug sold them for only £1 and I didn't have access to my "Rust" by NYX as London doesn't seem to offer this brand :( But it's suprisingly pigmented and I like it alot in combination with other brown colors! It quickly found its way into my Daily Routine.

Sleek Blush - Flushed
It's not a secret that Sleek has the best high street blushes. I usually tend to go for more bronzer or natural colors but made a nice 180° turn for this one. It looks best on my cheeks when I have my hair in a bun or out of my face at least, because for some reason it's a little too much when I have my hair down...does this even make sense? haha sorry i'm listening to music and have quite much no clue what I'm writing. But I really enjoy laying in my bed and talk about my favorite things..

Loreal Color Riche Nude Collection - #Julianne
Haha you might will think "Nude"?! This is red! but no it's just the lighting. It's a beautiful nudish/pinkish color. I've never liked this complete nude color trend as my lips are naturally rather red and nude lipsticks make me look sick but I thought this is a brilliant option. My friend almost ripped my arm off after I picked up the last one in the store haha

Noooowww that's it! :) I decided to post some more little items the next time before I actually show you ALL the things I hauled in the last two months in London! I hope you enjoyed this post! thank you so much for reading

xx Andrea

Saturday, 19 October 2013


Hellooooooo! Hellooo is anybody out there? 'Cause I don't here a sound...

Sorry :D Even when I'm writing I tend to break into songs and I couldn't help myself!

I just want to say how much I appreciate your lovely comments! They really did cheer me up and I'm not joking when I say (or write) that they helped me a lot! So thank you! If there's any place in London you really want me to explore for you, just tell me!!! I definetely will!

And again I'm so so sorry for not blogging..I know I'm horrible but I really do have an excuse (other than laziness) this time!

My phone didn't work ergo no hotspot/wifi access, however, after two months of Starbucks Wifi-Sessions I finally can write from my bed again. And it's wonderful!
The two months sitting all alone at home, completely bored I developed the habit to give the shops some visits...ALOT haha
 Nooooo it wasn't because I had too much money to spend but simply because I didn't have the chance to pack my suitcase the way I wanted to! (If only my bag was a Tardis!)
And even though it's not the beginning of fall anymore I am still very much excited to introduce you to my new fall things.

I think I will still upload my "Hauling into Fall" Series despite the fact that Winter is very near...if you are interested!! :)

Sunday, 25 August 2013


Hello you guys,

I'm very sorry for not posting anything, I know what I promised but as you can tell from the title I recently moved to London (2 and a half weeks ago) and right now it's one of these moments where I'm so glad to have a blog where I can pour my heart out.

First of all London is such a wonderful city, I really understand why people love to come here. The architecture is amazing and I really love walking around and just look at all the things happening around me. To me, a girl from a smile town, this city is definetely alive haha A few days ago I took some pictures for you :) YES can you believe it? SUN in LONDON, it's actually quite hot right now (despite the fact that it started to rain the entire day)

And YES, the fact that I'm living in Zone 1 and therefore have all the stores right in front of my nose, is pure danger to my credit card. I've been hauling the last three weeks like crazy and for sure am going to introduce my new pieces to you as soon as I get better from being homesick.

So as the girl who just moved here I barely know anyone and it's kind of a vicious circle since I don't know what places I could go to...and not knowing anyone really doesn't motivate me to go out very often..I'm not too sure if that just made sense but I guess you know what I mean haha And having a weak wifi does not exactly help me with working on my blog and especially not youtube (I can't even watch ANY videos)..I know this sounds like I'm just complaining pfshh
I'm not asking you to befriend with me no no no no I'm a stranger :D but does ANYONE know where I can find a freaking swimming pool because my scolioses is killing me! Or where you like to go to yoga classes, or get your hair cut or ANY other helpful information :) You would really help me!

Other than that, don't get me wrong I don't regret leaving home and coming here, it's beautiful here! :) People are so nice and look at the funny buses and cabs haha
 I will write something more helpful the next time I promise! Hope you're having a wonderful day!


Thursday, 25 July 2013

Denim Crochet Shorts - What I've been doing lately?

Hello out there!! I know I've been saying this a lot lately, I'm so sorry for not blogging for a while. I've been busy with building up my youtube channel (CLICK HERE). I've always loved filming and editing and it's one of the greatest things I've ever started. However, I came to the conclusion that I NEED to blog. I've always had the urge to write up my thoughts, and blogging is definetely a great way to do so :)

So what have I been doing lately? I went shopping...A LOT :D However I didn't get the opportunity to take pictures yet. I'm near the beach right now, though, so I will try :)

And I spent so much time outside, rocking my denim shorts with crochet details from hollister..they are just so beautiful.. because the sun FINALLY came out! So I spent some time to take pictures with my friends, most of them turned out horrible though haha sorry so not photogenic pfshh!

So what are you doing this summer?

Andrea xx

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

First Video Ever: June Favorites!

Hello you guys!  how are you doing? :) today's post is a very different one. I started a new youtube channel today and just uploaded a video on my June's favorites. I know there are tons and tons of these kind of channels out there but I really wanted to try it out since I've always had so much with filming and editing videos, so why not doing it about a topic I love? - Fashion and beauty!

 I hope you don't think bad of me now :( and would like to ask you to check my video out and maybe, just maybe even subscribe because 0 is a really really sad number. I also subscribe back :)

Do you guys have a channel too? :) I love stepping into new worlds!

Andrea xx

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

OOTD: Not so Sunny Basic Day :(

Hello lovelies! How is your summer? So the sun has finally come back but when I took these pictures it's been gone for a while, I almost thought summer was over!

I thought I was going to take pictures of my staple outfit for summer haha I really like to stick to neutrals and denim...

Sweatjacket: H&M // Denim Shirt & Tribal Shorts: Primark
Loose white Tanktop: TK Maxx // Leaf necklace: Pieces

I don't like the necklace with this outfit too much but yeah haha Hope you all have a wonderful day! I really want the sun to come out so I can show you my new summer dresses!

Andrea xx

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Little creamy Prom Dress!

Hello out there! I hope you're doing very fine! So HA! apparently GFC is not gone! I kind of knew it but I'm still glad haha Thank you so much for the many followers that have come in lately, I don't know what I did but I'm glad you have fun reading my blog haha

I wasn't quite sure if I should post the prom pictures, since prom is ...well let's say "So over" :D My school was being very slow this year. We've technically been the last! However, I've been asked to post pictures of my prom dress ever since I did a post on the shoes haha (CLICK HERE for the post), so here it is :) nothing really special but I really love the color - I guess it's cream & champagne? with some golden accents! I know GOLD, when my friends asked for the color of my dress I could see the words "ugh how cheap?!" right in their faces haha true I tend to think gold can look very cheap but honestly I did think mine looked quite classy and elegant.

Sorry that it took so long but I had to choose between so many pictures, and honestly said I barely liked ANY. My parents are as good with the camera as I am photogenic I guess...

I got it from a store near our house. It's from the brand SWING, I remember I've seen that brand on the internet, but apparently you cannot find the dress on the internet. I'm sorry :(

I'm not quite sure why I picked this one. When I saw it first all I could think of was "DEFINETELY NOT THIS ONE"!!! But since my mom used to be a tailor and she advised me to ALWAYS try things on, since they sometimes look completely different when you're wearing it, I tried it on and fell in love with it!

This dress is the complete opposite of what I imagined and I remember I had the dilemma of wanting a short dress since I'm a short person but everyone else going for a long dress. The solution was a high-low-dress of course but since this trend was going around I didn't really want my dress to be like that, which is why this was perfect. It's actually short but has a a train, which makes me felt like a fairy!

I decided to go without any jewlery except for the earrings, which I got from the same store :) I know could've worn a collar or something to it. But I loved how clean and ...ahem pure? (you know how bad I am with words! I really shouldn't be writing haha) it looked!

ugh BAD POSING! but this is how my dress looks like from the front :)

 My mom did my hair by the way, I kinda wanted it a little messy as a contrast to the dress.

I apologize for this post being THAT long, I knew it was going to be long but not long LONG :D hopefully this was somewhat helpful or at least entertaining haha What did your prom dress look like?! :)

Have a great day, lovelies!

Andrea xx