[sponsored] just cosmetics – first impressions

Happy Sunday everyone,

today I have a long post for you on a new cosmetic brand which I was sent a few nail products to try out. I would like to talk about my first impressions and give you my honest opinion about the products I was able to try.

just cosmetics has 5 easy philosophy guidelines.

just confident
just cosmetics produces for confident women. who love to try new colors and products.

just design
with the elegant, yet discreet appearance they focus on the fundamental thing – their cosmetics.

just quality
all of their products are thoroughly tested for skin and eye-compatibility. Their complete face and mascara line perfume and paraben free. In addition, the products are not tested on animals.

You can also check the list of ingredients here (PDF – German)

just get it
all you ladies from Hamburg-Germany are able to get the products right there in all Budnikowsky Drugstores. For exact locations please check the store locator

You can also purchase their products at www.iambeautiful.de

just cosmetics is a cosmetic label based in the charming Austrian capital Vienna.

Overview of products

Lips (Lipstick, Lipgloss, Lipliner, Lip Cream)

Eyes (Eyeshadow, Eyeliner, Mascara, Eyebrow products)

Face (Make-up, Powder & Blush, Concealer & Primer, Bronzer)

Nails (polishes, base & top-coat, nail care)


For the launch of their products just cosmetics offered a little present to the first 1.000 subscribers to their newsletter. I did and received a red nail polish from their colorazzi nail polish line.


140 be sexy



I was also lucky enough to receive a big bag of their different polish ranges to try out.






They sent me 3 gummies, 2 gelicious and 3 (+1 for the newsletter subscription) colorazzi nail polishes, as well as their base and top-coat.


Let’s get to the fun part, first I would like to talk about the gummies nail polishes.
This highly opaque , semi – matte nail polish with latex finish is available in 8 fresh sorbet colors. Apply the polish in two coats for optimal results and allow to dry thoroughly. Do not use a top coat, otherwise the effect will disappear.


020 sweet apple

a very nice and soft green shade with great coverage and a nice finish. I applied 2 coats.



010 spicy mint

such a pretty light blue polish, which reminds me of a clear blue sky. I also applied 2 coats.


070 delicate cherry

not the usual pink polish if you ask me. I love this shade and the finish is just as pretty as with the other two.


I must honestly admit, I am a fan of the gummies polishes. I love the colors they picked for me and I love the finish. I can imagine using these for a cute spring nail design with polka dots.


Next I would like to introduce to you the gelicious nail polishes.
This innovative formula with plumping-effect gives an ultimate high-gloss finish. The wide brush allows an easy application without leaving streaks. They come in 9 colors, mostly pink and red shades.


010 be a ballerina

such a nice light pink polish, prefect for spring nail designs.


040 be a vamp

this might just be the usual red polish, a classic which I must say I already have a lot of.


I applied 2 coats for both of them and must say that the glossy finish really surprised me. It is very pretty how shiny those are without any top-coat.


Last not least are their colorazzi nail polishes, which come in 29 colors and combines high opacity and shine.


110 be crazy

not really neon, but a bit lighter and not as exciting orange polish. I am not sure what to think of it, but that might be because I am simply not a big fan of orange.


020 be calm

a simple white without any shimmer or glitter. You know I like trying different white polishes and this makes a pretty good first impression.


270 be friendly

a simple blue/turquoise polish, which looks darker on the nail then in the bottle.


I am not so sure about the colors I received. I am happy I got to try the white, but the other two are not really convincing me.

The two red polishes seemed pretty much the same so I did a comparison picture of the swatches. The gelicious looks a bit darker but the seem very similar.


gelicious nail polish 040 be a vamp and colorazzi nail polish 140 be sexy in comparison




As I said, they also sent me their base and top-coat, which I haven’t gotten a chance to try yet.



They offer so much more nail care products. I am always big for nail care, so I also wanted to show those to you.

bright up polish


cuticle remover


iron nail hardener (with formaldehyde)


nail hardener (without formaldehyde)


pro calcium gel


rose nail oil
Their products are very affordable, in the price range of p2 or Essence products. But if you live in or near Hamburg, those might be worth a try. My favorite are definitely the gummies polishes.
How do you like the colors? Anything interesting for you?
Please also check my friend Heidi’s Blog (www.heidispolish.com). She also received some colors to try out. Her Blog post is in German and very informative.
Let me know what you think in the comments below.
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[Review] Ciaté’s Mini Mani Manor 2014 (UK) – Loose Glitters

Good evening everyone,

we are through with the polishes from Ciaté’s Mini Mani Manor Advent Calender and all that’s lefft are the effect products like today’s loos glitters. The 2014 Calender included 5 different colored loose glitters. I also added the one from the 2013 Calender which is kind of similar to the silver glitter from the current Calender.

Here we go~

Loose glitters from 2014


GLIM 006 let it snow

This is a very pretty silver holographic loose glitter, perfect for snowy sparkling manicures or a nights sky full of stars.



GLIM009 runway ribbon

A bright red glitter, which I can imagine on a sleek black mani maybe also for a Christmas nail deisgn.



GLIM005 prima ballerina

Such a cute pink glitter, maybe also a great match for Ciaté’s corrupted neon glitters?



GLIM008 frozen dream

Such a nice bright blue glitter – I can imagine it being great with the bright yellow neon glitter from their corrupted neon glitters.



GLIM007 slumber party

I have never seen such a pretty loos glitter! This is generally black / dark grey but with such a high amount of holo in it and so many reflecting colors that it is almost too gorgeous to be true. Are you ready to get lost in it?



twinkle toes

This is the loose glitter from their 2014 Advent Calender. A simple silver glitter with a tiny bit of holo. They really stepped it up with the 2014 version of this though I think.



I wanted to show all glitters in one Manicure which is why I picked a different glitter and application on each nail. As a base I used Essence’s stamping polish ink heart from the [Love Letters] LE







Which loose glitter is your favorite?

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[sponsored] ANNY – 456 blush champagne

Greeting lovelies,

again I have an additional post for you besides the current Ciaté Month.

Last week I received yet another nail mail from ANNY Germany. They sent me informations on the new “just married” collection and the super pretty glittter effect top coat no. 456 blush champagne.



Already when I saw the promotional pictures I was stunned by this pretty baby. It reminded me a bit of Catrice’s Crushed Crystals polish no. 04 Oyster & Champagne, but ANNY’s polish is more duo-chrome in the base color. It is also a bit more golden rose colored, while the Catrice polishe is more of a silver rose base color. The pink particles in the ANNY polish are also more bright then in the Catrice polish. Do I prefere one over the other? No, because they are both gorgeous.





swatch on the nail tip, no base color



This is indeed the perfect glitter polish for a wedding manicure, which is why I went for a nice french manicure with slight shimer as a base. I applied one coat of Sally Hansen’s Miracle Growth 155 Misty Rose, added Ciaté’s PP133 amazing gracie on at the tip of the nail and topped it with ANNY’s blush champagne.










I really love this sparkly stunning polish. It is easy to apply and dries pretty quickly. In the sunlight in can be pretty distracting though :P

There are a few more polishes in this collection.

„like a virgin“, A10.244.30,  geeignet für eine dezente Maniküre
like a virgin

„endless love“, A10.246, warmes Rosa
endless love

 „damned lucky”, A10.256, sanftes Nude
damned lucky

 „princess for a day, A10.304.70, moderne Schlamm-Farbe
princess for a day

„something blue“, A10.405.70, softes, cremiges Hellblau
something blue

„blush champagne“, A10.456, Top Coat mit goldenen und rosègoldenen Partikeln
blush champagne

Which polish is your favorite? Let me know in the comments.

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[sponsored] ANNY – 046 private party