[Event Review] DM Marken Camp Beauty in Dusseldorf

Good evening everyone,

as promised yesterday, I wanted to tell you about the DM Marken Camp Beauty which was held in Dusseldorf on the 13th of September.

I can tell you that I was pretty excited about this. I applied and was picked and invited to the event. Even though I had to pay for the trip myself, it was totally worth it. For me it was the perfect opportunity for a small weekend trip to Dusseldorf, which I always wanted to visit. Thanks to my sister in law I had a place to stay for free, so the only thing I had to pay was the flight.

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flight to Dusseldorf

The event was on a Saturday, so I took Friday off from work and went to Dusseldorf in the morning. I met with my brother, sister in law and my niece and we spend some nice time in the city. In the evening I met a friend of mine which I haven’t seen in 2 years.

On Saturday I went to the event, which was simply overwhelming. There were so many Bloggers and YouTubers. I couldn’t believ it^^
Even though the event started around 10 am and ended at 7 pm, there was not enough time to talk to everyone, which I felt a bit sad about. I love those events for networking and getting to know new people.

 

I got to Meliá Hotel at around 10 am and was welcomed with a nice refreshment drink and breakfast buffet with fresh coffee. After a short time of being alone I met Jule (Julchens Traumewelt) and Inga (NostalgiaQueen). Inga even had a small present for me! She bought me a few Sally Hansen polishes while she was in London. She is so sweet and I still am very happy and thankful about that!

Look what she had for me

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  • Sally Hansen Magnetic – 908 graphite gravity
  • Sally Hansen Magnetic – 912 cosmic blue
  • Sally Hansen Sugar Coat – 400 sweetie
  • Catrice – LE arts collection – C03 bronze-deco
  • small grey polish from the styleranking fashionbloggercafe_shoe edition
  • Catrice – LE rocking royals C01 of royal blood (velvet nail powder)

The event itself started with a talk about the sessions which the girls who prepared, introduced to us.

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Everyone got a badge with their name and some information materials.

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The day was packed with sessions which were partially held by the other girls or employees from the DM Team.

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There was also a session held by two lawyers who taught us a lot of interesting and important things regarding blogging.

My first session was held by Malte and was about SEO. Something I didn’t know s*** about :D

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I also visited AnnKristin0’s session for nail art and one about taking good pictures. To be honest though, I didn’t really understood much of it haha

There were also different rooms for the DM brands. One was for their brand Alverde, another for Dontodent, p2 and the last for Ebelin and Balea.

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We got to see new products and try them out. Some things we were allowed to take home with us.

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The Dontodent room also had a Barkeeper who reminded me of my friend Dominic….so that’s how I called him all day haha
He mixed drink made of tea, tapioca’s and for example ginger foam. YUM!

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Ebelin / Balea

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In the Ebelin / Balea room we even had the chance to get our hair done and a professional Make-up.

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around 12 o’clock it was time for lunch!

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In the p2 room I was talking to Arndt about their nail polishes, telling him that I already have been to 5 different DM stores to get the new leather matte effect polishes, but the two colors I desperately wanted were sold out EVERYWHERE!

I offered him to give him the money so I could take them from the shelf, but he said it’s okay and gave them to me.
Thank you again Arndt, that was so lovely of you.

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left: 070 insider’s diary
right: 080 thrilling style

At the end of the day we had a small discussion again about the things we liked and didn’t like. To be honest, the only negative things that was mentioned was that there were not enough electricity plug for that many social media girls haha

For me it was not much of a big deal, because I always carry my emergency easyacc haha

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In the end, each of us got a goodie bag to take home to. Here are the things I got in the several rooms and my goodie bag.

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A few Balea Men products, which I took for my younger brother Keno. I hope he will enjoy trying these. :)

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A few Alverde products, from hair mist, over eye-shadow to conditioner and soap.

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pocket sized Ebelin nail files

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a pocket mirror and plug

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as well as a hair brush / teaser

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Dontodent toothbrush, mouthspray and gum

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Balea bath bombs in a strong chocolate scent and Balea Shower gel

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p2 nail wax, lip primer and lip color

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and last but not least Princes glitter soap for my niece

Sunday morning it was time for me to go home.

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I really had a good time in Dusseldorf and was really happy to meet at least some of you and get to talk a bit.

I am really looking forward to the next event :)

Have a great night

Mara

☆『マラ』☆

[SoMoNight] Dracula untold

Good evening everyone!

After two pretty packed weeks I am back to tell you about all the awesome things that happened.
Tomorrow I will publish my post to the DM Marken Camp / DM Camp Beauty which I attended in Dusseldorf past Saturday.
If you can’t wait, I posted a few pictures on my Facebook or Instagram. You are welcome to take a look and follow me there if you want.
Even when I don’t blog I try to keep you up to date on there.

BUT before tomorrow’s post I wanted to tell about the awesome SocialMovieNight to Dracula untold which I joined yesterday in Berlin.

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Robert and all the awesome people from PURE Online did a great job, as usual! They whole cinema was decorated for the movie and even Luke Evans and Sarah Gadon joined to present the movie to us and answer some questions. I loved it!

The movie was great, I loved the 2nd trailer they released and REALLY wanted to be a part of this particular SocialMovieNight. Luckily I was :)
I loved how dark it was and Luke Evans was the perfect match to play Dracula. I got already got goosebumps and shivers all over my body during the first 5 minutes of the movie. I don’t want to spoiler you, so all I say is – if you like this trailer, you will love the movie!

 

As you might already know, when I attend the SocialMovieNight I do my nails matching the movie.
This time I worked with Acrylic nails to create nice long red / black gradient stiletto nails.

What I used?

  • Fing’rs Fashion Normal Acrylic nails

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  • Manhattan Lotus Effect – 45Q
  • Essence LE Dark Romance (the matte) – 02 red romance
  • Astor Nail Artist Check Matte – 3309
  • black shiny hexagon nail glitter

I will show you a mix of instagram and “normal” pictures which I took during the process of making these nails.

At first I used a nail wheel and applied different red nail polishes to see which one is best for the nails I wanted. Since I decided to do stiletto nails, I also wanted to do the Louboutin effect which means to paint the underside of the nail red.
I thought felt that the nails I tried were not the perfect match, they were either too dark or shimmery.

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one coat of each polish

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two coats of each polish

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Keeping in mind that I also had to apply polish on top, which probably would make the whole nail appear darker I choose to use Manhattan Lotus Effect – 45Q, which was the brightest and lightest simple red polish I own.

I wanted to create a gradient effect on the topside of the nails so I picked 45Q as a base as well as part for the gradient, also using Essence’s  02 red romance and Astor’s Nail Artist Check Matte – 3309. At first I wanted to try everything out on the nail wheel, making sure not to mess up on the actual Acrylic nails.

I applied two coats of 45Q on the underside of the nail, let it dry and applied two coats on the topside of the nail as well.
After everything was dry I used a make up sponge, ripping little bits off and applying the three colors in order lightest to darkest.
I wanted the nails to have a dry blood effect combined with dirt which is why I choose to matte polishes for the tip of the nails. And it worked :)

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After the success of that I started filing the Acrylic nails. A looong process to be honest. I think it took me 2 hours.
I held them onto my natural nail to see how to file them and to make sure I don’t mess up I applied little dots to mark where to file.

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After all the nails where done I cut toothpicks in half and glued them on to the fake nails, to make the polish application more easy.
Step by step I started working on the nails. Applying the polish under the nails, letting it dry. Later applying two coats on top, letting it dry. Doing the gradient and carefully applying the hexagon glitter while the polish was still wet. Last step wasn’t so easy, since matte polishes dry hella fast.

Here is the result.

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Since I had to work yesterday, I couldn’t apply the nails at home, which meant taking them to work and gluing them on afterwards before I went to the SocialMovieNight.

Here are the two pictures I uploaded on Instagram

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and some more which I took after the SocialMovieNight when I got home.

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This nail design was so much fun and a challenge. It took a lot of time and I really hope you enjoy it!

Have a great night

Mara

☆『マラ』☆

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You want to win tickets for the SocialMovieNight? Follow the accounts below.

Robert Hofmann YouTube | FB | Instagram | Twitter
SocialMovieNight: FB | Instagram | Twitter

Patrice Bouédibéla: FB | Instagram | Twitter

As always, a big thank you to the team behind Robert – PureOnline: Website | FB | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube

Most of the pictures at the events are taken by RedCarpetReports: Website | FB

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[SoMoNight] The Purge: Anarchy

Hey everyone.

as you might know, I went to the YouTuber Preview of The Purge: Anarchy on Tuesday, which was organised by Robert from DVDkritik.

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To get in the mood I created a Purge inspired nail design which I showed you in Monday’s post.

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For the fun of it I also took a picture of me…..

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[Event Review]

The preview was held at the UCI Kinowelt Colosseum in Berlin and started around 7 pm.
Since I was invited +1 I asked my fellow blogger Chi from ifIwereAudrey to enjoy this event with me.
We met up and had a drink before we went to the Colosseum. The Cinema was decorated in Purge like atmosphere. Several fences, emergency boxes with weapons – in case of purge and a genius airbrush painting by Jan from Bunt und Kreativ (Facebook)

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Hangout (in german) – making of the Purge painting

 

Jan is a genius, he also did this amazing airbrush painting by Bryan Cranston from Breaking Bad and he is super nice.
I am super jealous of his talent haha
I wish I had one of his works for my new living room, that would be super awesome!

Moving on^^, when we entered we got a Purge T-shirt, a Poster, a sticker and Buttons which I was very happy about. I LOVE THE SHIRT!

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sticker and buttons (the poster is in the same design)

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Before the movie started Patrice, Robert and LeFloid did some giveaways and later on Jason Blum the producer of The Purge, Insidious, Sinister and Paranormal Activity joined us to answer some questions. He was very relaxed and nice, joked around and answered the questions as good as he could^^

After that the movie started.
I am not allowed to say much, but my personal opinion, the 2nd one was better as the first.
I loved the fact that we were outside and got to see the action going on the streets during the #PurgeNight.

Definitely recommend it.

Now I have just two last promotional pictures of my favorite character left for you.

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The night was really great and I am thankful I had the chance to experience this event and see the movie before everyone else.

It will start in cinemas around the middle or end of July (depending on your country)

Everyone was super nice and I had a great time. Thank you Chi for joining me :)

 

I hope you liked this little different post, have a great Saturday.

 

Mara

☆『マラ』☆

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You want to win tickets for the SocialMovieNight? Follow the accounts below.

Robert Hofmann YouTube | FB | Instagram | Twitter
SocialMovieNight: FB | Instagram | Twitter

Patrice Bouédibéla: FB | Instagram | Twitter

As always, a big thank you to the team behind Robert – PureOnline: Website | FB | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube

Most of the pictures at the events are taken by RedCarpetReports: Website | FB

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