[sponsored] Absolute NY & Nicka K. NY – lip products

Hey everyone,

today I would like to introduce you to the lip color and lip care products from (mostly) Absolute New York and (a few from) Nicka K. New York.

If you have questions please feel free to ask them in the comments.

A big thank you to Absolute New York and Nicka K. New York for sponsoring the products so I can test and review them for you.

 

duo lip balm

These ultra-moisturizing duo lip balms from Absolute New York are lightly tinted, creamy and the conditioning formula softens, smoothens and protects your lips.

It comes in the following sets:

ADB02_Strawberry+Bubble-Gum
ADB01_Green-Apple+Grape

The names in bold font are the ones I received. Each set is available for around 6$.

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key ingredients:

Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Polyisobutene, Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Synthetic wax, Phenoxyethanol, Perfume, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate/Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride

May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Aspartame, Manganese Violet, Red 7, Yellow 5, Red 6, Red 27, Iron Oxide Black, Iron Oxide Red, Iron Oxide Yellow, Acrylates Copolymer (Glitter), Polyethylene Terephthalate (Glitter)

I like the idea of the lip balm sets. They are a cute gift and are great for your hand bag. The scent is surely a matter of taste, but if you like the available scents, these are definitely for you.

 

hydro care lip balm

These hydro care lip balms are formulated with rich shea-butter to soothe and comfort dry, chapped lips. They are available in five delicious flavors – mint, cherry, lemon, strawberry and apple.

Each lip balm is around 3$.

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key ingredients:

Paraffinum Liquidum, Petrolatum, Ozekerite, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Polybutene, Ethythexyl Palmitate, Microcrystalline Wax, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Beeswax, Shea Butter, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, DL-A-Tocopheryl Acetate, Essence, Propylparaben

May Contain: Red 21, Red 27, Yellow 5, Iron Oxide Yellow, Titanium Dioxide, Blue 1, Red 7, Red 6

I really love the packaging of these lip balms. They are colorful, unique and so much fun! Each color represents the scent they come in. They also really do feel soft and smoothing. I can imagine they are also nice as a present or nice for people who like those kinds of scents.

 

natural lip balm

These natural lip balms come in 4 different scents, beeswax, shea-butter, cocoa-butter and mint. They have a creamy formula that is boosted with nourishing botanicals, and melts into the lips for a noticeably hydrated feel.

Each lip balm is about 4$.

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key ingredients:

Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Polyisobutene, Mineral oil, Petrolatum, Ceresin, Synthetic Wax, Phenoxyethanol

May Contain: Mint Essence, Vanilla Essence, Cocoa Butter, Fudge Essence, Shea Butter, Beeswax, Titanium Dioxide, Yellow 5, Iron Oxide Black, Iron Oxide Red, Iron Oxide Yellow, Yellow 10, Blue 1

The scent of these lip balms is nice, not too strong and not too weak. They feel nice on the lips and the mint lip balm kind of tickles :)

In general I am a big fan of the Burt’s Bees honey lip balm. I tried many balms over the years and this one seems to be the best for me. So far no other lip balm can compare with them. But I know a lot of people don’t like them, especially because of the wax and the scent.

You see, lip balms are also a matter of personal preference.

 

waterproof gel lip liner

Absolute New York’s waterproof gel lip liners boast a long-wearing, pigmented formula that is designed to comfortably line your lips and drench them in lightweight, satin color. Perfectly versatile-these liners can be worn under your favorite lipsticks to extend wear or on their own for a flattering pop of bold color!

They are available in 8 colors and come at a price of 5$ each.

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NFB76_Hot-Pink
NFB75_Cherry
NFB74_Red-Hot
NFB73_True-Red
NFB72_Berry
NFB71_Chocolate
NFB70_Coffee-Bean

The names in bold font are the ones I received.

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key ingredients:

Isododecane, Ozokerite, Cyclopentasiloxane, Ceresin, Paraffin, Polybutene, Microcrystalling Wax, Jojoba Seed Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopherol

May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Black Iron Oxide, Black 2, Ultramarine Blue, Red 7, Red 6, Blue 1, Red Iron Oxide, Yellow Iron Oxide, Manganese Violet, Carmine

I noticed that these lip liners are really super soft and gel like. They go on so easy, it is a real pleasure. They also do not seem to dry out the lips, which is a huge plus and they come on quite a lot of colors. I wished they would also sell a few lighter beige ones, but as far as I know they mostly come in red and pink shades.

 

ultra slick lipstick

Color that never quits! These hydrating ultra slick lipsticks with a buttery rich formula and great pigmentation allow an effortless application and glide across your lips without dragging or skipping for vibrancy. They give a great sleek finish in one swipe and come in 32 vibrant colors.

Absolute new york lips ultra slick colors

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NFA32 Amazing
NFA31 Fatale
NFA30 Dynamic
NFA29 Charm
NFA28 Allure
NFA27 Sassy
NFA26 Outgoing
NFA25 Babe

NFA24 Bomb
NFA23 Vivid
NFA22 Glam
NFA21 Playful
NFA20 Hot
NFA19 Fantastic
NFA18 Vibrant
NFA17 Stunning

NFA16 Smart
NFA15 Fabulous
NFA14 Tranquil
NFA13 Belle
NFA12 Naughty
NFA11 Gracious
NFA10 Daring
NFA09 Foxy

NFA08 Dashing
NFA07 Splendid
NFA06 Hot Mama
NFA05 Gorgeous
NFA04 Magical
NFA03 Lusty
NFA02 Gypsy
NFA01 Show Stopper

The names in bold font are the ones I received. Each lipstick is about 6$.

key ingredients:

Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Isocetyl Stearoyl Stearate, Ceresin, Squalane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Candelilla Cera, Polybutene, Microcrystalline Wax, Cera Alba, Di-Tert-Butyl-P-Cresol, Propylparaben, Tocopheryl Acetate

May Contain: Red 7, Red 40, Yellow 5, Blue 1, Red Oxide of Iron, Yellow Oxide of Iron, Black Oxide of Iron, Titanium Dioxide, Perfume, Mica

With foxy and gipsy I received a birght pink and red lipstick, both colors I normally wouldn’t buy for myself. But I am very impressed about the pigmentaion and creamyness off both products. I think especially bright colors like these have to be opaque and really well pigmented, but it is also important that they don’t stain or dry out the skin/lips.

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Due to my pale skin you can see very well how nice these colors are with just one stroke. The gel lip liners also go very well with these lipsticks.

You can see that gipsy goes perfectly with true red (in the middle).

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chrystal shine lip gloss

Sparkle and shine with the multi-dimensional shimmer lip glosses formulated with ultra-reflective glitter to ensure a luscious, luxurious pout. Comfortable, lightweight formula with a boost of vibrant pigmentation for long-lasting sheen and color, available in 14 colors.

Absolute new york lips chrystal shine lip gloss colors

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NFA073 Vital
NFA072 Energy
NFA071 Strong
NFA070 Well
NFA069 Luck
NFA068 Glad
NFA067 Cheer

NFA066 Happy
NFA065 Ecstacy
NFA064 Delight
NFA063 Bliss
NFA062 Glee
NFA061 Joy
NFA060 Pleasure

The names in bold font are the ones I received. Each lip gloss is about 6$.

key ingredients:

Polybutene, Isocetyl Stearoyl Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Squalane, Microcrystalline Wax, Lanolin Oil, Cera Alba, Silica, Tocopheryl Acetate, Di-Tert-Butyl-P-Cresol, Propylparaben

May Contain: Red 7, Red 40, Yellow 5, Blue 1, Red Oxide of iron, Yellow Oxide of Iron, Black Oxide of Iron, Titanium dioxide, Perfume, Mica

These lip glosses really surprised me. The pigmentation and amount of glitter in these products is just perfect, especially if you love bright red and pink colors.

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Again, my pale skin really shows off the great pigmentation and how pretty these glosses are. Looking at them this way, I get really sad that my lips aren’t as pale to really show the beauty of these.

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mood lip gloss

Intuitive lip glosses that respond to your skin to transform into your personalized perfect lip color. Infused with aloe extracts for a boost of hydration and comfort, which leaves lips your perfectly kissable.

Absolute new york lips mood lip gloss

NF050 Joy
NF051 Love
NF052 Peace

The names in bold font are the ones I received. Each lip gloss is about 5$.

key ingredients:

Polybutene, Mineral Oil, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate/Isononyl Isononanate, Glyceryl Behenate/Eicosadioate, Polyethylene, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Hydroxystearic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Perfume, Aloe Extract, Synthetic Wax

May Contain: Red 21, Red 27

I received joy which is a glossy light pink at first, but turns into a slightly stronger pink when it’s on my lips. This product really takes me back to my teenage years, where we used to have these kinds op lip balms to tint our lips. I remember having a neon green lipstick which turned into a bright pink shade. Back then it was so much fun, now I am more into beige and light brown tones for my lips to keep it natural. But I think in general it’s a nice idea for girls who like to slap on a bit of gloss to get a flawless lip look :)

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lip crayon trio

Treat your lips to a cushion of color with these moisturizing jumbo lip crayons that deliver comfortable wear, a natural glossy finish, and a punch of juicy color-while leaving behind a flattering lasting stain.

Available as a set of three (ST-ABC01 Trio) for around 9$.

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lip crayon trio colors

key ingredients:

Mineral Oil, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Synthetic Wax, Octyldodecanol, Beeswax, Candelilla Cera, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Phenoxyethanol, Perfume, Tocopheryl Acetate

May Contain: Iron Oxide Red, Iron Oxide Yellow, Iron Oxide Black, Red 28, Red 6, Red 7, Titanium Dioxide

Now these are really nice! They are soft, creamy and go on very smooth and evenly. They fell indeed comfy on the lips and again, the colors are a matter of preference. If these were more beige and different shades of light brown, I would propably wear them daily.

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And just so you know what kinds of shades I use when I wear lip colors, here is the Ultimate Stay Lipstick – 050 Mauve Your Lips from Catrice. It is basically just a slight upgrade of my natural lip color and therefore looks very natural.

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Last but not least we have the Nicka K. New York lip color glosses. These glosses deliver long-lasting lip shine in a mixture of dazzling shades from lilac to deep cranberry red. If you like to laquer up your lips for a mirror-shine then you’ll want to give this gloss a go!

They are available in 16 colors, Beautycrowd swatched 14 of them.

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The other two shades clear water and daytona were not swatched.

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key ingredients:

Petrolatum, Paraffinum Liquidum, Lanolin, Bees wax, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polybutene, Microcrystalline Wax, Methyl Paraben, Propyl Paraben, BHA, D&C Red 6 Ba Lake (CI 15850:2), D&C Blue 1 Al Lake (CI 42090:2), Iron Oxide, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)

I received clear water, destin, madeira and miami.

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I feel kind of silly saying this over and over again, but the pigmentation with these is also very good. Even though I must say that with an opaque gloss it is difficult to get an even result for me. It can appear streaky. With the orange I am a bit surprised, I was wondering if there are people out there who actually wear orange lipsticks or glosses. I have never seen it :)

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What can I say? Overall I am again impressed with the awesome pigmentation. Especially if you check their price range it is really unbeliveable. The quality of these products seems to be really great. I clearly recommend checking out the huge range of lipstick colors, the lip liners and natural lip calms. If you are a fan of glosses, you should check these out as well.

Do you own any Absolut New York or Nicka K New York products? Which ones do you recommend? Let me know in the comments!

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my 2nd obsession….lip care products

Hey everyone,

today I have a different kind of post for you again.

Event though I am addicted to nail polish, it is not my only obsession. Today I want to introduce you two my 2nd obsession – lip care products.

I have tried many lip care products, from normal Labello, Blistex to Baby Lips and several others in different price ranges.
Here are a few and what I personally think of them.

Regina Lip balm

I am not sure anymore where I bought this, maybe at Rossmann or the Pharmacy? I don’t remember, but what I do know is that I am not really happy with this. It is similar to Labello, which is only greasing but not moisturizing at all.

I would not buy this again.

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Labello Milk & Honey

The only Labello product I use. You won’t be able to get it at any drugstore, somehow I can only get it at my local Kaufland.
I just love the Milk & Honey flavor and smell. I am a sucker for anything honey. I bought some of these as stock for myself, just in case I run out of my favorite lip care product, which I will review later on.

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Balea Lip care with Urea

I bought this when my lips where chapped and dry during the winter but I must honestly say I would not buy this again.
I just don’t like how this is more a cream then a balm. Also you always have a white layer of products on your lips since this is difficult to apply the right amount of product.

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Here are 2 products I bought in Japan, one is peach, the other strawberry flavor. I only tried the peach flavored one so far but I can say I am not a big fan of it. The smell is too intense and gives me headache haha
I wouldn’t  buy this again, maybe that’s why I haven’t used the strawberry one yet.

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Bee Natural

I thought this would be a dupe to the Burt’s Bees lip care products, ohhhh was I wrong.
They are different as day and night. I tried this lip balm but I don’t really like it.

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The Body Shop – Honey Mania lip balm

I like this lip balm for at home and using before I go to bed, but not for outside when I am on the way to work or wherever.

The product itself is good, even though the smell of it can be annoying after a while. And the thing I dislike the most is the packaging. It is really annoying always having to stick your finger in it to apply the product. Not very hygienic.
Also with a price of over 5 euro it is quite expensive.

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My two most favorite lip care products:

 

Nivea Deep Moisture – Honey and Milk lip balm (Japan only)

oh god I love this product! It promises deep moisture and it really does offer deep moisture! The smell is just right which makes it perfect. The only sad thing, it is not available in Germany, so I always have to buy a few of them while in Japan.

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Burt’s Bees!

Yes, it is true! This is the best lip care product I have ever tried. I was checking on the net and all people said the same thing, this is IT if you want a great lip care product. And they were all right. I gave the Burt’s Bees lip balms a try and I must say I can’t go a day without anymore.

My favorite is the one with the orange/brown-ish cap, which is the Honey Lip Balm.

Here in Germany they are a bit more expensive (around 4 euro), which is why I bought a few of them when I was in New York in January. I simply love these. CVS pharmacy offered set’s of them for a smaller price. For example 4 of the Burt’s Bees – Beeswax which is supposed to be moisturizing and cooling, which is because it contains peppermint^^

While researching on the net I saw Target offers them as well, for only 9,99 dollar.

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My favorite is available at Douglas here in Germany for around 4 euro.

Seriously, if there is one product I would recommend to any person in the world, nonetheless if female or male, it is Burt’s Bees Lip Care. They have tastes and smells for every liking.

 

Which products do you use? Any recommendations on Burt’s Bees products? I heard that their cuticle cream is awesome as well.
That will probably the next product I will try out.

Have a great Saturday

Mara

☆『マラ』☆