Monday, December 16, 2013

essie – toggle to the top | NOTD

This is a polish from the current essie LE called Shearling dearling. It took a while for it to come to the stores but I have seen it actually today. I however, did not buy mine in the store but on amazon. Essie sometimes brings out sets wit three mini polish bottles. So cute!!


Sunday, December 8, 2013

Inspired by OPI & Gwen Stefani | NOTD

Have you all seen the new OPI collection with Gwen Stefani? It is not out yet, but the preview shows a pretty nail design. Of course I had to recreate it. It is really not that difficult.


Friday, October 11, 2013

essie – Russian Roulette | LE

At the moment the new Limited Edition by essie is available. It is called Russian Roulette.

The colour I would probably get is Fishnet Stocking. A gorgeous deep red.


Monday, October 7, 2013

Benefit – Rockateur

Everybody is talking about the new blush by Benefit. The Rockateur. Of course I had to buy it as it looked interesting and everybody said it’s a colour that would suit everybody. Which it really is.

I am not going to talk about the packaging as you have probably seen it many times now. The colour is hard to describe as it changes with the angle you look at it. Sometimes it looks rosy/brown and then you change the angle and it shimmers pink.


Friday, July 26, 2013

My first weeks on Instagram

Yes, I finally did it! I got one of those smartphones. And of course I installed various apps. Including Instagram. It’s so fun to edit pictures on your phone and post them.
If you can't see the pictures below, try a different browser. Apparently Internet Explorer has a problem with them. Or follow me on Instagram directly - it's heyjackyb.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Crackling Polish |NOTD

So I have a love/hate relationship with crackling polishes. I love the  effect, I hate that they are so bumpy and thick on my nails. That’s why I only buy the cheap one’s, not essie or OPI.

In this NOTD I used a crackling polish from p2 over a gold glitter polish from NYX.


Tuesday, July 2, 2013

p2 – pool side party LE | FOTD | Buys

Hello ladies,
here is a look I’ve tried with two products I bought from the pool side party LE.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Skagen bangles

Hello everybody,

sorry I’ve been gone for two months. I started a new job and was dead in the evening. Nevertheless, I still took pictures of things I wanted to blog about. So this month I am trying to post at least one post everyday. BTW, I got a new phone and I can finally use Twitter and Instagram when I am out. So there will be a lot more to read …

Let start with some bangles from Skagen I bought. Have you ever heard about Skagen? Well, I did but only when Jen from OrganizedlikeJen mentioned it her Outfits of the Day.

Skagen is brand from Denmark. Check out their homepage. You’ll see that they have some really pure and timeless pieces.

I was very surprised when I saw Skagen jewellry on brands4friends, which is, I believe, like hautelook in the US. Anyway, I bought three bangles. One in silver and two in rose gold.


Saturday, May 4, 2013

essence – girls on tour LE | Preview

Hey guys,

this is the last preview for now. The LE is available in June and July 2013. The girls on tour LE is definitely targeted towards the younger ladies out there. You’ll see why…


Thursday, May 2, 2013

Catrice – Glamazona LE | Preview


Oh the names, companies come up with… The Glamazona LE by Catrice is a mix of wildlife and glamour. It is available in June and July 2013.


Absolute Eye Colour

The eye of the tiger: an opulence of patterns, bright colours and metal looks. Embark on an exotic adventure in the tropics with the Absolute Eye Colours. Intensive colours, long durability and high coverage complemented by an animal and flower packaging that is sure to survive the urban jungle. In two bright and two metallic shades. Available in C01 I Got The Flower!, C02 Lime Heart Is Beating Like A Jungle Drum, C03 Jungle Treasure and C04 cARMOURflage.


Defining Blush

Wild b(l)ush. Two shades. One unique design. The ultra-fine powder rouge with a breathtaking relief structure is easy to blend and conjures-up a naturally fresh look. For a radiant complexion and beautiful definition on the contours of your face. Available in C01 I’m A Survivor and C02 I Got The Flower!.

Crocodile Cracker

Dundee’s Manicure. Create an exciting jungle look on your nails with the Crocodile Cracker. This special-effect polish cracks open while it dries to leave behind a unique crocodile skin appearance in metallic gold on your nails. The Crocodile Cracker looks best applied on top of colour nail polish – for the look of the summer. Available in C01 cARMOURflage.

Liquid Gold Topper

Glam-zone. This Topper is reminiscent of liquid gold and is a true source of inspiration for your Amazon make-up style. The quick-drying liquid can be applied on top of eyeshadow or worn as face and body shimmer for glittering highlights. Its water-based texture has a high pigmentation to intensify any look. Available in C01 Jungle Treasure.


Ultimate Nail Lacquer

Urban wilderness. Trendy emerald, intensive violet, signal red and bright lime are reminiscent of the beautiful vegitation and wildlife in paradise. In addition to the ultimate long-lasting texture and coverage, the Ultimate Nail Lacquers also offer the most gorgeous colours of the rainforest. Available in C01 Dirty Liana, C02 I Got The Flower!, C03 I’m A Survivor and C04 Lime Heart Is Beating Like A Jungle Drum.


Lip Colour Pen

Lipstick jungle. Turn your lips into exciting, colour-intense and glossy lip-catchers with these Colour Pens. The practical pens are easy to handle and have a soft, retractable mine – for an accurate application and glossy results without drying out. Available in C01 I’m A Survivor and C02 I Got The Flower!.

To me the pens are the most interesting in this LE. They remind me a lot of the Clinique chubby sticks. Don’t you think?

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

essence – ticket to paradise LE | Preview

Hey guys,
there are some new LE’s coming up. This is the first one of three I’m going to show you.
The ticket to paradise LE is available in June and July 2013.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Sundance – Sun screen products

Hey everybody,

as the spring/summer will hopefully come one day, it is good to be prepared for the sun. Sundance is a brand owned and exclusively sold by dm. Here are some sun screen products you should stock up on:


Monday, April 29, 2013

essie – birthday trio

Hi guys,

at the moment you can get three essie polishes for the price of two. So for about 16€. The reason for this is, that essie is now available in dm for already one year. Can you believe it has been that long ago already?! I remember that it was huge thing in the beauty community.

There are different combination from past editions. I had my eyes on a specific one and I had to search for because there are only a couple in each display. Well, I found the one I wanted:


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Medpex – Wohlfühlbox | March

Hello everybody,

I got my Wohlfühlbox today. This one is always a surprise. The products you get are just so good. As I said previously you get a mix of full size and sample products.This time the box was in the colour lavender.


Sunday, March 17, 2013

St. Patrick’s Day | NOTD

Hey guys,

today I have a green NOTD for you. Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day, right?!


Sunday, March 3, 2013

p2 – gel look polish | NOTD

Hey guys,

p2 just came out with their new range of products for this spring/summer.

There are also some new nail polishes. They are called volume gloss gel look polish. Why they put that volume there, I don’t know, but they sure are glossy…


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

p2 – Express Nail Polish Remover

Hey guys,

today I want to show you a new nail polish remover by p2. This one has a sponge inside the bottle and you just stick your finger in, twist a couple of times and your polish is completely gone. Well, not really…See for yourself.


Nice pink bottle, right?1 Really catches you eye.

The remover is aceton free. And it costs you 3,95€, I can’t believe it. I just grabbed it and didn’t look at the price. I am going to buy a normal one next time. Really not worth the money. My method works just better.


Above you can see the foam were you stick your finger in. I found it a bit hard to twist your ring finger and pinky, so I twisted the whole bottle around my finger.

You can see on the left picture that some glitter is stuck on the nail but you just have to keep going and it will be gone. However, you will have to get a Q-tip in the end because there’ll be some polish left at the edges you just can’t get with the sponge in the bottle.

One thing that you will immediately realize when your finger is in the bottle, is that your finger tip gets cold. I hated that feeling. You will have remover all over your finger. And be careful, if you have the slightest injury, it will burn. A lot.

So there you have it. It sounded like a great idea, but really is nothing special and has enough down-sides for me not to buy it again. BTW, the polish you see in the picture is a new one Catrice, called Mint Me Up.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Catrice – Nail Lacquers Spring 2013

Hey guys,

today I want to show you the new nail polish colours by Catrice. They changed the formula and the changed the brush. A quick word about the changes, the formula is good, not streaky. You still need 2 coats to get an opaque finish but that is nothing new. The change of the brush, however, didn’t go too well. The brush is cut off at weird angles, which makes it a bit harder to apply the polish nicely. The brushes before were nice, why change them?! I am not the only blogger who noticed that, nearly everybody said the same.

Nevertheless, I want to show you the colours. Here we go:


Sunday, February 10, 2013

Valentine’s Day | NOTD

Hey guys,

today I wanted to show you a cute NOTD for Valentine’s Day. It is really easy to do, you’ll see.


Thursday, February 7, 2013

Douglas – Box of Beauty January

Hey guys,

so we all selected the products for the February box. But before I get that one, here are the products I’ve chosen in January:


Circus nails | NOTD

Hey guys,
when I found out that I was going to the circus, I immediately thought of this polish. The essence glitter topper in circus confetti. Just the right reason to use it, right?!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

essence – hugs & kisses | Preview

Hey everybody,

here is a little preview of a LE by essence called hugs & kisses. It’s all about Valentines Day. It is actually available right know through February. I’ve already seen the display in stores but the were all raided. The stuff I wanted was already gone. And guess what I wanted?! Yes, the top coats, Especially the one with the hearts. Maybe I’ll find a full display….


Saturday, January 26, 2013

Soft Glitter Nails | NOTD

Hey guys,
I am back with a soft glittery nail. It is really easy to make.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

p2 – All you need is…

Hey guys,

at the moment p2 has a small LE out which is called All you need is…


Monday, January 7, 2013

essence – new in town LE | Preview

Hey everybody,

essence brings out a new LE in February. Can I just say that this is a pretty ugly LE?! See for yourself…!


Sunday, January 6, 2013

Catrice – Neo Geisha LE | Preview

Hey guys,

a new year and some new LE’s…! Catrice is coming out with a new LE in February and March. It is called Neo Geisha.