[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

viennese
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.

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

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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.

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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.

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020 sweet apple

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

 

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010 spicy mint

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

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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.

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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.

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010 be a ballerina

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

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040 be a vamp

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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270 be friendly

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

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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

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

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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

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cuticle remover

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iron nail hardener (with formaldehyde)

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nail hardener (without formaldehyde)

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pro calcium gel

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rose nail oil
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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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[sponsored] Liri’s Beautywelt – CLEAN EDGE – Liquid Latex

Happy saturday everyone!

Today I would like to review a brand-new product from Liri’s Beautywelt, my dealer for great nail swatch tips and discounted brand nail polishes.
The Clean Edge – Liquid Latex is the first self-produced product from Liri’s Beautywelt.

 


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picture taken from Liri’s Beautywelt

Michi, who runs the shop, was so kind to send me a sample to test out and review. First of all, you know that I will tell my honest opinion, no matter if the product was sponsored or I bought it myself. With this being said I would like to get into the review.

What I love about Michi’s shop is that she always puts these little handwritten notes to go with the order. She always wraps everything nicely and protects especially nail polish bottles with bubble wrap. The Clean Edge also came with a blue note, which had instructions and the ingredients written down.

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NOTE: do not this product if you are allergic to Latex!

Ingredients: Latex, Water, Ammoniac (<1%)
Content: 12ml
Price: 4,95 euro

I think most of you have heard of the general use of Latex against messy nail design if you stamp or to water marbeling. Most products are white/milky and dry to a clear protecting layer. p2 for example sells a similar product, which has less product (8ml) in it though and also a much thinner and longer brush.

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The Clear Edge is light blue, a very pretty color, and it basically stays that way even when it dries. I like that for the clean up, because you can see very well where you have to remove the product later. It is also very solid after it dries, which makes a removal in one go very easy! The product simply won’t rip apart, what the one from p2 actually does.

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You can also use this product as a base for glitter polishes, but since it is blue I thought there is no way of using this with lighter glitter polishes or with glitter toppers.

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Now what do we know^^
It actually works very well. I tried it with three different polishes.

Left to right: Catrice Catrice Crushed Crystals – 05 stardust, Essence nail art special effect topper – 02 circus confetti, Crushed Crystals – 06 call me princess

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As you can see, the Latex is barely visable with the pink polish, not at all with the dark one and I love how it shines through with the glitter topper. No base polish needed at all :D The removal is just as simple. It comes off in one go.

 

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I also wnated to let you know that the polish even seems to dry faster with the Latex as a base. Very nice.

Now for the clean up when stamping nail designs.

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You can see that the product dries keeping the color. I applied Catrice’s holograpic lilac as a base as well as my favorite Rival de Loop polish (which is not available anymore) on the ring finger and used Nailz Craze stamping plate NC02 for the swirley design.

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picture taken from Nailz Craze Etsy Shop

I really love Natalie’s stamping plates. I own all of them besides NC03. They give very crisp designs and are very inexpensive. Please make sure to check her shop as well.
You might see that I used two layers of stamping – white and a darker purple frpm Rival de Loop (#59).

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The overlaps of the design stamped on nicely to the Latex. There is an absolute minimum of clean up, which is only needed when you are like me and want to clean up the little bit around the edges.

After that you are left with a pretty stamped nail design AND most importantely, CLEAN FINGERS.

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I also tried the Latex with the new awesome white gel polish from Essence and my O.P.I. sheer tints.

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Sadly the result is so sheer that it’s barely visible in the pictures.

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Résumé: I am in love with this product. It has absolutely no smell, applies easily, dries fast, is easy to remove and leaves you with clean nails after you are done creating your nail design. I like it much more than the product from p2, the brush of it is just way too thin for me. I actually have no cons about this product.

Great job Michi! You really produced a good quality product here. Thanks again for sending it through so I could test it out.

What do you guys think? Do you or would you use Liquid Latex to help with the clean up?

Let me know in the comments below.

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Ciaté Collection

Hello lovelies,

we are at the last day of my 2015 Ciaté Month.

I want it to end with a bang, which is why I am going to show you my whole Ciaté Collection. Besides two polishes I bought all of these products myself.

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part of my nail polish storage showing all my Ciaté polishes

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my full-sized Ciaté paint pots

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I decided the best way of showing all the Ciaté products would be by the Set’s I bought them in.

 

Under the Sea

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  • PP135 – Palm Tree
  • PP010 – Holiday blues
  • PP064 – The Glossip

 

Nail Taxi

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  • PP147 – Chinchilla
  • PP016 – Mistress
  • PP128 – London baby

 

Croc Embossed

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left to right

  • Croc Embossed – Purple
  • PP088 – Oil Slick

 

Caviar Manicure – Lemon Fizz

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left to right

  • PP151 – Loop the Loop
  • Caviar Pearls – Lemon Fizz

 

Caviar de’luxe Manicure

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  • PP050 – Ladylike Luxe
  • Caviar Luxe Pearls – Lustre

 

The Emerald Collection

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  • PP060 – Ditch the Heels
  • Luxury Crushed Velvet in Green
  • Caviar Pearls – Ball Gown
  • Sequins in the Color Penthouse (a mix of green and gold)

 

Crushed Shell Manicure

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  • CRS001 – Mermaid you look
  • PP103 – Pillow Fight

 

Colorfoil manicure

3 set’s

  • PP082 – Cream Soda

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  • PP104 – Pepperminty

 

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  • PP101 – Kiss Chase

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Feathered Manicure

2 kit’s

  • PPM001 – Snow Virgin

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  • PPM091 – Ivory Queen

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Denim Manicure

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  • PP067 – Regatta

 

Flower Manicure – Bada Bloom

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  • PPM119 – Ferris Wheel

 

Chalkboard Manicure

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  • Chalkboard Paint 144
  • Mattnifficent
  • 4 x chalk pens (white, yellow, pink, blue)

 

 

Corrupted Neon Manicure

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  • PP065 – Big Yello Taxi
  • Megaphone (Glitter) – yellow

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  • Club Tropicana (Glitter) – orange
  • Foam Party (Glitter) – blue

 

Candy Cane House

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  • PPM227 – Candy Craze
  • PPM229 – Tangled Tinsel
  • PPM230 – Snow Fall
  • PPM228 – Ginger Snap

 

Tree Trinkets

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Haute House – Rich Ink Formular

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  • PPM220 – For the Frill of it
  • PPM221 – Can Can
  • PPM222 – Tickle my Fancy
  • PPM223 – Sass Pott
  • PPM224 – Knee Highs

 

Haute House – Patent Leather Finish

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  • PPM215 – Silicone Top Coat
  • PPM219 – Dare to bare
  • PPM216 – Mostly a Minx
  • PPM217 – Good to be a Goddess
  • PPM218 – Can’t it be kinky?

 

Mini Mani Month (2013 Advent Calender)

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The polishes were included:

Day 1 – PPM146 – snow globe
Day 2 – PPM017 – boudoir
Day 3 – PPM133 – amazing gracie
Day 4 – smoulder (silver) – pearls
Day 5 – PPM122 – hoopla
Day 6 – PPM080 – sugar plum
Day 7 – PPM058 – main stage
Day 8 – midnight in Manhattan (silver/black mix) – pearls
Day 9 – PPM118 – candy floss
Day 10 – PPM103 – pillow fight
Day 11 – PPM104 – pepperminty
Day 12 – lustre (gold) – pearls
Day 13 – PPM161 – encore
Day 14 – PPM007 – members only
Day 15 – twinkle toes – glitter
Day 16 – PPM147 – chinchilla
Day 17 – PPM091 – ivory queen
Day 18 – PPM068 – tweed and tails
Day 19 – dallas dolly – sequins
Day 20 – PPM037 – starlet
Day 21 – PPM069 – fit for a queen
Day 22 – PPM106 – hopscotch
Day 23 – cupids arrow (lilac mix) – pearls
Day 24 – PPM105 – play date

as well as a funnel to get pearls and glitter back into the bottles

 

Mini Mani Manor (2014 Advent Calender)

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The polishes were included:

Day 1 – PPM057 – headliner
Day 2 – PPM052 – sharp tailoring
Day 3 – PPLM001 – girl with a pearl
Day 4 – PPM007 – members only
Day 5 – PPM173 – sloaney, sweetie
Day 6 – GLIM009 – runway ribbon (loose glitter)
Day 7 – PPM051 – velvet tuxedo
Day 8 – PPM065 – big yellow taxi
Day 9 – GLIM05 – prima ballerina (loose glitter) 1 | 2
Day 10 – PPM184 – mineral clarity
Day 11 – PPM079 – strawberry milkshake
Day 12 – GLIM006 – let it snow (loose glitter)
Day 13 – PPM036 – silhouette
Day 14 – PPM032 –  unrestricted glam
Day 15 – GLIM007 – slumber party (loose glitter)
Day 16 – PPM020 – cupcake queen
Day 17 – PPM133 – amazing gracie
Day 18 – SEQM006 – tinsel trail (loose sequins)
Day 19 – PPM404 – candy cane
Day 20 – GLIM008 – frozen dream (loose glitter)
Day 21 – TRAM001 – fair isle style (nail tattoos)
Day 22 – PPM085 – sand dune
Day 23 – PPM013 – sherbet fizz
Day 24 – PP226 – celestial (full size)

 

Nail Lab

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Including:

  • 6 x mini polishes (Mistress, Pillow Fight, Rain Coat, Ferris Wheel, Power Dressing & Amazing Gracie)
  • 4 empty mini paint pot bottles
  • 6 x suspension top coats
  • 12 x 5g Glitters
  • 7 x professional nail tools (1 scooper, 2 mini test tubes, 1 petri dish, 1 funnel, 1 mini nail file, 1 roll of customisable labels)

This is probably the product I wanted the most right after I saw it on the PR information. I mean come on, for a nail polish junkie like me this set is heaven. Who doesn’t want to mix their own polishes?

 

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PP107 – Pocket Money

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This is the one of the polishes I did not by myself. I received this in a small appreciation package sent to me by Ciaté Germany, along with a mini glass nail file and a Ciaté key holder.

 

 

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PP160 – She’s electric

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This is the 2nd polish I did not by myself. I got this one as a present from my friend Heidi (Heidi’s polish).

 

PP131 – Looking Glass

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Bought this polish along with a few other Ciaté polishes online.

 

PP117 – Jewellery Box

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Bought this polish along with a few other Ciaté polishes online.

 

PP100 – Skinny Dip

Skinny Dip

Bought this polish along with a few other Ciaté polishes online.

 

PP097 – Beach Hut

Beach Hut

Bought this polish along with a few other Ciaté polishes online.

 

PP099 – Espadrilles

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Bought this polish along with a few other Ciaté polishes online.

 

PP058 – Cookies and Cream

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Bought this polish on sale at my local Karstadt.

 

Nail Care

With time I also collected and tried some of their nail care products and base / top coats.

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Ciaté – Nail Tonic (nail strengthener)

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Ciaté – Mattnifficent (matte top coat)

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Be careful not to keep the matte top coat for too long or it might get ruined. It happened to mine after about 1 and a half years.

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Ciaté – Speed Coat (fast dry top coat)

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This is probably the best fast drying top coat I have tried. It dries the nail polish to a good amount within 30 – 60 seconds I would say. Would definitely recommend it to any of you and will keep buying it myself.

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Ciaté – love me oil (almond cuticle oil)

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I simply love this cuticle oil. I am a big fan of almond products and I feel this oil is moisturizing and nurishing. It is quickly applied and the cuticles soak it in pretty fast.
I also love the cuticle butter from Burt’s Bees, but I don’t use it too much because I don’t like wasting the product by having to apply it with my finger.

 

Do you own any other Ciaté polishes or products in general, which I should try?

 

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