Happy Sunday everyone,
for those of you who don’t follow me on Instagram I wanted to post a recap of last years christmas and new years eve manicures here as well.
Let me know which mani is your favorite :)
Good morning everyone,
welcome to door number 11 of Lackliebe‘s [LACKtastischer Adventskalender]. For today’s theme I picked red/gold, which originally was presents!
I did a manicure matching the original theme presents, but was not very happy with it. Because of that I decided to do a red/gold manicure as well.
Please join in as well. If you do it on Instagram, make sure to use #lackvent2015 so we can see your Advent nail designs as well.
Along with 120 other Beauty Bloggers I was able to experience my 2nd BeautyBloggerCafé and a wonderful day of networking with fellow bloggers and companies/brands as well as getting to know new products of the beauty industry.
The location had a total of 300m² and was divided in separate rooms. We arrived early and were stunned by the beautiful old building and the pretty rooms. For me, the kitchen was first. The team of StyleRanking always takes such good care of the invited Bloggers. They prepared a lot of snacks, drinks and other goodies to try out. If you check the links of the other Bloggers you will find tons of pictures of the food ;)
In the several rooms we found all the partners and sponsors of the event and immediately started chatting with them and asking tons of questions about the displayed products.
I started with Tria Beauty, a company that invented the LightSheer™, a in-clinic laser for hair removal. They made it their goal to transform the LightSheer™ (which weighed in at a whopping 120 pounds and cost $100,000) into a handheld laser small and easy enough for at-home use, and capable of delivering permanent results.
I talked to the representatives for a while and was really intrigued by the different laser-products. They basically offer three interesting variations that are available at Douglas now. If you checked the link you saw that there is a bigger laser (~450,- €), which is perfect to be used for bigger areas like the legs and a smaller precision version (~300,- €) which can be used for smaller areas like the armpits or bikini area. They also offer the age defying laser which is supposed to give you a fresher complexion and in general get rid of smaller wrinkles. (please correct me if I am wrong)
I tried all the products for a short amount of time and was surprised that the lasers didn’t hurt at all. They come with different settings so you do feel the laser depending on how strong you set it, but for me, it didn’t hurt.
If you do have the money to purchase one of the above, give it a try. And if you already own them or tried them, please tell me about your experience.
Located in the same room, in the so-called Beauty-Attack Area, were three brands I was already pretty familiar with. First up bareMinerals, the popluar american make-up brand from San Fransisco. On the market for over 35 years now, bareMinerals creates innovative products powered by nourishing, skin-loving materials. They offer a wide range of products from skin preparation to face, eye and lip make-up products to enhance your beautiful features.
Sadly I have to say that I totally missed to photograph their presentation, but like I said before, please check the other Bloggers posts. There you will find tons of pictures. The same goes for the other two brands, Beni Durrer from Berlin and Schaebens.
There is so much to tell about the Berlin based brand Beni Durrer. You should check out their website since they nicely wrote down all the needed information about founder Beni Durrer and the companies philosophy. I already heard of the brand and was really excited to meet the team behind the products and learn more about them. Beni Durrer also creates the full range of make-up products, as well as skin care products and make-up brushes and other essentials. But not enough, Beni Durrer also founded a make-up school in Berlin, where you can learn to be a professional make-up artist oder take workshops on how to do bridal make-up or other things as well. I got the chance to visit the school and again, learn more about the company and everything involved. Since I have a lot to tell you about it, I will publish another blog post soon. As for now, you should definitely check out their website and online shop to see what they offer.
The last brand in that room was Schaebens. They offer different products, but are mostly known for their high quality facemasks. Furthermore they offer beauty concentrates with highly concentrated active agent combinations and a dead sea product line for people with problem skin. Other than cosmetic products they also distribute food supplement products, over-the-counter products and medical products for better health, vitality and efficiency. I know the brand for a long time and always re-purchase their face care products. I also buy them as gifts and make little care and relax packages for friends and family. They also love their products.
The next room was dedicated to the new home brand of DM, the make-up brand trend IT UP.
They offer several different make-up products, but let’s be honest, I have my focus on the tons of pretty nail polishes and nail care products they offer.
I spend a lot of time in this specific room, not only to try out all the polishes, but also because I was able to meet dear Tanja again. Our Blogger contact for everything DM. I already met her at the DM Marken Camp in Dusseldorf in 2014, so I was happy to see her again and catch up with her.
Another great thing was the brand new trend IT UP LE Sparkling Glamour, which was introduced to us at the BeautyBloggerCafé. Of course Heidi, Mandy and I had to swatch the polishes first. How do you like them?
You can find the products in stores now or learn more about them here.
Oh~ and I almost forgot to tell you about dear Janine from Lackliebe! I met her the first time at BeautyBloggerCafé 2014, as well as Inga from NostalgiaQueen. Two people I really like and appreciate. I was really happy to see them again this year.
Back to trend IT UP. Polishes as far as the eyes could see.
Needed a new mani? No problem, they were there for us.
I already owned a couple of the trend IT UP polishes, so I knew that the quality was really good and that they offer some really pretty colors as well as nail care products. This was the chance to try all the products I haven’t been able to try so far. Also at the end of the day, Tanja told us that we could take as much products from the display as we wanted, so I grabbed all the polishes and nail care products I didn’t own so far.
Guess what, I own all their nail products now and I am currently preparing a HUGE blog post for you guys to review all of them! In there you can find swatches and manicure example for all the polishes in one place!
Last stop was the room of Braun, which I was also very familiar with. I already own a couple of their hair styling products, and visited them with a specific wish. I wanted to try out the new Satin Hair 7 brush for thin hair (white) and also the Satin Hair 7 EC1 hair curler. Said and done.
They displayed a lot of products, not only hair styling, but also hair removal tools….
…. as well as their face cleansing brush.
I used the opportunity to get dolled up. Dear Miriam, thanks again for all these pretty curls and the stunning hair style.
Like I said, I already do own the black Satin Hair 7 brush and tried the new brush at BeautyBloggerCafé 2015. I also tried the hair curler and I can tell you that both products totally convinced me. I also already own the Satin Hair 7 SensoCare hair straightener, which is a really great product as well! If you care for your hair but still want to straighten it, this straightener is the way to go. I will not go into too much detail, since I will have another post specifically about a all these great Braun products. Please bear with me and let me give you more informations on the products in the seperate post.
By the end of the day we got a nice goodie bag full of products from the partners and sponsors, as well as further information’s.
trend IT UP
I had a really wonderful day! Thanks again to StyleRanking and all the partners and sponsors who made this day possible and so special. I think the BeautyBloggerCafé will always be dear to my heart, since it was my very first event shortly after I started blogging. I really appreciate all the hard work and passion everyone put into making this day so great.
If you would like to learn more about StyleRanking or their events FashionBloggerCafé, BeautyBloggerCafé or ElternBloggerCafé please check the links below.
If you want to read more and see more pictures of this years BeautyBloggerCafé, please check the Blog posts of all the fellow Bloggers who attended this year and wrote a post about it.
Heidi from www.HeidisPolish.com
Antonia from www.fioswelt.de
JayJay from www.pinkloveliness.com
Laura from www.laurella-rose.de
Ulle from www.ausfreudeambloggen.com
Maxime from www.meinegrossekleinewelt.com
Charlotte from www.einmalwunderland.de
Jessy from www.life-style-check.de
Katrin from www.das-leben-ist-schoen.net
Sanny from www.makeupcouture.de
Anna from www.5pcncpt.com
Ilka from www.LillyandLuke.de
Jules from www.schoenwild.de
Stefanie from www.thefashionrose.com
Sabine from www.lippenstift-und-butterbrot.de
Leony from www.leonysbeautybakery.de
Tissy from www.tissi-ijh.blogspot.de
Svenjya from www.reviermaedchen.blogspot.de
there are a few other friends who also were at the BeautyBloggerCafé 2015 you might want to check out:
Inga from www.Nostalgiaqueen.wordpress.com
I hope you have a great day, please let me know how you liked this post.