[sponsored] Rossmann – Schön für mich box May 2015

Hello everyone,

about three weeks ago I received a lovely package from Rossmann. It contained the Schön für mich – Box for the month of May.

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I was very happy to receive one of these, because I was never lucky enough to actually win one of the Rossmann or DM Boxes. So thank you to Rossmann for sending it through.

I really love the design and color scheme. So pretty and it’s giving a nice feeling of spring. I think I might put a sticker over the Schön für mich label and use it as a gift box for my friend in Japan.

Anyway, let’s dive right into it.

The box contained several products some of the Rossmann brand but some higher priced products as well.

Rossmann products:

  • Isana – eye make-up remover & face cleaning gel
  • Isana – soft face peeling
  • Isana – face toner
  • Isana – make-up removal wipes

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So far I was able to try the removal wipes only. However I will try the other ones as well. The removal wipes are okay. The wipes have a nice scent, but not too much. They do not irritate my eyes and remove waterproof make-up as well.

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I must admit though, that I prefer the removal wipes from Florena. They are super gentle on my skin.

Other products:

  • bebe youngcare – pomegranate smoothie shower gel
  • Palmolive – aroma sensations – feel glamorous shower gel and peeling
  • Nivea – care body and face creme
  • Nivea MEN – body, face and hand creme
  • Essence – #mymessage eau de toilette (scent: luck)
  • Max Factor – Pastel Compact Blush – 15 seductive pink

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Since I started trying the shower gel and peeling from Palmolive I didn’t get the chance to try the one from bebe young care yet. I will keep you up if I find this to be super good and  a recommendation. If not it might just be as okay as most of the shower gels on the market^^

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The Palmolive shower gel and peeling is pretty nice. I like the scent, even though I am usually not a fan of fruity products. The peeling effect is gentle, so it’s perfect for everyday use between the regular peeling I use from Rituals every other week.

It also comes in different scent and costs around 1,50 – 2 euro. If you like one product for a soft peeling and cleaning, maybe give it a try.

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The Nivea MEN creme might go straight to my younger brother, since my boyfriend only uses specialized skin products.

The regular creme I will definitely try. I am using the Nivea soft creme on my face for years and I never had any problems, so this might also be a nice product for me.

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This is the only product I didn’t feel was needed in this box. There was so much commercial on these different scents that I am actually a little annoyed seeing them haha

My sister might be happier to receive it from me. If not I will do a giveaway.

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This was the product I was most excited about. Max Factor products are usually pretty good and the color seemed a good match for my skin tone. I swatched it and must say I am pretty happy with it. I will definitely use it.

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All together the box was a clear hit instead of a miss.

How do you like the products? Would you have enjoyed this particular box? Let me know in the comments.

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[Review] Rossmann Christmas Box

Good evening everyone,

I know I am late, but today I am reviewing the Christmas Blogger Box from Rossmann which most Bloggers got around the middle of December. Due to some circumstances my package did not get to me in time, but the lovely Blogger team from Rossmann was so kind to send me the box again. I already saw what was in the Box all over Instagram but that’s okay. It actually made me even happier because I was really looking forward to the products.

Let’s take a look at the Box

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I was so surprised of how pretty the box is! All the pictures I have seen on the Internet didn’t do it justice. It is such a cute purple and white winter wonderland pattern. I will keep it and use it to wrap and send over some Christmas presents to my best friend in Japan by the end of this year. She will surely love it as much as I do.

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Inside the box you could find a Christmas Card and a press paper that included information about all the products that were included.

 

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What was inside?

  • For your Beauty face-peeling pad
  • Weleda MEN active-shower gel
  • Rexona cotton deodorant spray
  • Pantene Pro-V dry-oil
  • Essence lash princess mascara
  • Sebamed body-milk
  • Tetesept bath salt – time for you
  • ISANA men Q10 roll on eye gel
  • NEUTROGENA hand creme with nordic berry
  • Colgate total whitening tooth paste

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NEUTROGENA hand creme with nordic berry

YAY! for Neutrogena Hand Creme, it is prefect for my everyday bag. I love their cremes because my hands tend to get dry at work. I am very happy about this product.

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Essence lash princess mascara

This is the only product I will try, but probably give to someone else. I do not use make up that often anymore and I already have 2 of the Manhattan Supreme Lash Mascara which I got with all those Birthday Colours polishes a wile ago. There is no way I can use that many Mascara^^

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Sebamed body-milk

One of the great products I was really looking forward to. I am sure we will use this body milk, since my boyfriend and I have sensitive skin with dry spots, especially during winter.

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Rexona cotton deodorant spray

A nice small bottle of spray deodorant, great for my everyday work bag. Rexona makes great deodorants, so I am sure I will use this regularly.

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ISANA men Q10 roll on eye gel

One of the two products they included for men. My boyfriend might try it or he might not. We will see, but I am happy they not only included products for women.

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Weleda MEN active-shower gel

I was very happy to see that they included another product for men and even happier when I saw it was from Weleda, which is a great company for sensitive as my boyfriend has it. He doesn’t use many products because his skin reacts negatively.

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For your Beauty face-peeling pad

A year or so ago I bought the peeling pad from Ebelin, which looks very similar. I am excited to see how this one is working.

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Tetesept bath salt – time for you

I am a big fan of the Tetesept bath products. I regularly buy them and use them, so I was happy I got this one. I used it before it is really relaxing and calming after a stressful day.

Thanks again to Rossmann for sending this cute Christmas present full of nice products. I really appreciate it!

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Mara’s little helpers

Hello everyone,

welcome to another one of my Tips & Tricks posts.

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Today I would like to fill you in on my littler nail related helpers.

I guess the ground essentials are the same for all of us. A nail file, some cotton pads/balls and nail polish remover.
But which ones are used? Which other tips and tricks do I have for you?

Well, keep on reading and you will find out :)

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First of all, there is a big difference between metal files, bendy nail files (the green one) and glass files.
I think they are all good, but I use them for different purposes.
The metal file for example is used to file my toe nails. These are usually much stronger than my finger nails. I also have problems with the nails going into my skin, so it is important for me to lift them up sometimes and file the corners so nothing hurts. The metal file is perfect for that. Besides that it is of course perfect to clean under your nail, doesn’t matter if toe nails or finger nails.
I also use it to clean up excess nail polish if I painted past the nails.
The green file is for soft/weak nails, so I use that one to file my finger nails. I mostly don’t use a base coat before paining my nails. I don’t know, when I use a base coat it is more difficult to apply the nail color evenly. So I end up not using a base coat UNLESS I have to, because I am using a polish I know will leave stains and discolor my nail.
IF that happens, because I am trying a color for the first time, the green file is great for gently file off the discolored top of my nails.
I also own a glass file from Ciaté, the first glass file I used so far.
I must say I really like it, but sometimes it files too much off. So my favorite file is still the green one my p2.

Having this said, there are some other tools I use to make nails arts more easy.

Tooth picks are also great to clean up if you applied polish past your nail.
A two-sided dotting tool, to create polka dot nails, color a larger design, add eyes or pupils to a character and so on and so forth
A tweezer, to pick up small nail art objects (characters, stickers, pearls, shiny stones) and place them on your nail art.
Cuticle gel/creme and an oil in cuticle skin pusher pen to take care of your cuticle.
A nail polish correcting pen. So much more easy to clean off any excess polish.
And also a nail art brush to apply glitter or what not AND last but not least, funnels to fill back in all the pearls and glitter.

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A skin clipper to cut off excess cuticle skin that you pushed back before.

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A hand peeling. Mine is by p2 and I really, really love this!!!
I am so mad at p2 for distributing this! Mine won’t last forever and I was really satisfied with this.
I hope I can find something similar to it.

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My favorite hand-creme.

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Pink cotton gloves to put on after applying loads of creme or a hand mask. Makes your hands so much smoother :)
Preferably used after a hand peeling.
Also toe seperaters for pedicure and make-up sponges for gradient nail art design (I did not try this though)

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Nail care. I recently bought these two bottles. Cuticle care gel and Nail food (hihi) for weak nails.
Be careful though with the cuticle gel, DO NOT TOUCH YOUR EYES after putting this on!

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Nail polish remover (either the acetone free one from Ebeline or the one from Rossmann), cotton pads and aluminium foil.

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Express dry drops, helps drying you polish much faster. I must say though, for me it leaves bubbles in my polish, I don’t know why. But that’s why I don’t use this particular one often.
I prefer Ciaté’s speed coat pro (NT014), which is a fast dry top coat.

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A black nail art pen, you never know when you will need this puppy :)

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Don’t laugh, but circle stickers/markers and clear tape.
This helps to create and easy french nail or other nail art designs.

Besides that I have cut my own nail art brushes from normal thin art brushes.
Who needs expensive nail stripers if you can cut your own?

Let me know if this was helpful and if you have any other questions on what I use or if YOU have tips and tricks to share with me.

I am interested to hear your feedback!

Mara

☆『マラ』☆