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Dienstag, 19. Juli 2016

Concealer Basics | jamilaxaj |

Knowing how to use concealer is a basic step on how to achieve a flawless finish.
Unfortunately most of us are not blessed with porcelain skin. Maintaining a good skin is a lot of work and knowledge.
There are several ways to conceal: lighten up, cover up, and darkening.

Concealer or Camouflage

The main difference between concealer and camouflage is the opacity. While concealer covers up 10-15%, camouflage can cover up an entire tattoo with an opacity of up to 97%.
Camouflage is suggested for all who suffer from severe acne, scarring or any type of face distortion.
For the rest concealer should be enough.

How to choose the right shade

Concealers come in different shades and forms.
You can choose from liquid or cream. Some even have anti-aging or hydrating properties.

Some of my favourite Concealer are:

Maybelline FitMe!
Maybelline Anti-Age Rewind Concealer
Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer
Catrice Cosmetics Liquid Camouflage High Coverage Concealer

Check out Into the gloss for more about awesome concealers.

Have you ever wondered why concealers come in different colours? Here is the answer to that:
Acne, age spots, dark circles or scars come in different colours. To perfectly cover up those symptoms you use the complementary colour to neutralise them.
How do you know what the complementary colours are? There is a chart for that.

In this chart the complementary colours are facing each other. That means green will be neutralised with red and orange with blue and so on.

These are my personal favourite shades, that you should have in your makeup collection, if you want to achieve a flawless look:

For acne or any red spots you use green to neutralise.

Dark circles are mostly blueish due to the veins showing on the skin surface. That's why you can use an orange shade to hide them. Dark circles are shown on each face differently. On some faces they are more green and on others it seems more purple. So it's up to you to judge which shade might suit you the best. Instead of buying an orange concealer you could also go for a red lipstick.

I like to apply a skin toned concealer over the green and red to neutralise the shades.

Use a shade that is 1-2 shades lighter than your skin tone to highlight.

Use a shade that is 1-2 shades darker than your skin tone to contour.


My favourite way to apply concealer is with a beauty blender or a one way latex sponge. I like to apply the concealer on my face and tap the sponge on the area that needs correction.

Montag, 18. April 2016

Kawaiibox March 2016 & Giveaway | jamilaxaj |

The Kawaiibox team contacted me again for a review and giveaway of their super kawaiiboxes.
I'm a big fan of this box. It always comes with super cute items.

For the review I received the March Kawaiibox. If you read till the end you will get to the exciting giveaway of a fun kawaiibox, so make sure to read till the end.

Here some informations about Kawaii Box: 

This subscription box comes with 10 to 12 cute items from Japan and Korea.

You can choose between 4 plans:
  •   1 month plan ~ 18.90 USD/1 month
  •   3 month plan ~ 18.90 USD/1 month
  •   6 month plan ~ 17.90 USD/1 month
  • 12 month plan ~ 17.90 USD/1 month

The subscription ends once you receive your last box.

!Free international shipping!

The items that you get are all 100% original, no fake products. You receive accessories, DIY products, food, school supplies and much more.
Each box contains 1 bag of candy mostly japanese.

To subscribe visit Kawaiibox's website.

Here are the items of the March box:

Apollo Chocolate DIY Kit

Something super exciting about this box is, that in every box they add some sort of japanese sweets. This month they included a DIY kit. This might be connected to White Day which is celebrated in Japan on the 14th March. It's a celebration that follows Valentine's Day, in which the person that received chocolate on February 14th, gives back white Chocolate on March. 

Kokeshi Notebook

This is a super cute notebook with a super cute kokeshi doll on the front. The kokeshi doll is a traditional japanese wooden toy.

Kawaii pets sticker Sheet

As in most all the boxes you also get your stickers. In this box they included dog stickers. These stickers are super fun, because they are somehow fluffy and stand out.

Emoji Plush Charm

This is my favourite Emoji ever. The plush charm is super adorable and really fluffy. It also has a loose tongue. This box contains lots of key holder and one cuter than the other.

Friendly Bear Color Pen

The box includes a pen with brown ink, which probably relates to the brown bear. Although on the pen there is a picture of a bear that looks more like a cat than a bear especially because of it's long tail.

Stick Chewing Gum Eraser

The name of this eraser confused me a lot, but I'm pretty sure it's not for eating... This eraser just looks like a chewing gum.

Polka Dot Hairband

This is a super cute red polka dot Hairband that reminds me of Minnie Mouse. It comes with a bow in the middle. It's perfect for those girls that carry their hairbands on their wrist, it looks super cute also as a bracelet.

Polygon Bracelet

This bracelet is my favourite item from this box. It is neon yellow and matches my wrist perfectly. I really like matching it with my polka dot hairband.

Panda Sleepmask

I take it back this might be even cooler than the bracelet. A panda sleep mask!! how kawaii is that!?! Ps. do you sleep with a sleep mask? 

Cute Travel Lock

With this adorable travel lock you might need another lock to keep this one save, because it's way too adorable to be ignored. It even has a face. Is that a polar bear??

Happy Mini Towel

This is such a cute little towel. I noticed that on most of the items the bear was there. So maybe this box is bear themed?

These were all the items from the March box. I also did an unboxing video so if you want to know more here is the video:

As promised here is the Giveaway:

All you have to do is to follow Kawaiibox and me on our social medias. The more you follow the higher the chance to win the box. Good Luck.

Ps. this giveaway is international. ;)

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Mittwoch, 16. März 2016

Lipmontly March 2016 unboxing

I want to introduce you to a new fun subscription box.
If you are all about lips and lip products this box might be something for you. I discovered this box through a review on Youtube and knew I needed to subscribe to it.
>>Here a few infos about lip monthly<<

Each month you get 4-5 full-size lip products

~ plans ~
-1 month: $12.95
-4 months: $38.95 (regular $51.80)
-annual: $116.55 (regular $155.95)

>free worldwide shipping<

~automatic renewal of the plan~

All the products are inside a cute small bag with a zipper.
I subscribed to the 4-months plan and the March box is my second box.

>>Let's get a look inside the March box<<

Camilla Lipstick ($14)

The packaging looks similar to MAC lipsticks. The shade is a pretty pinky nude matt. The shade is slightly darker than your actual lip color and it's super pigmented.

Camilla Lipgloss ($14)

Matching to the lipstick, there comes a lipgloss in the same shade. The lipgloss is also pigmented.

Ecolips Tinted Balm ($4.49)

Although it says sugar plum it smells more like mint. It is berry tinted and the pigmentation is very light.

Cargo Blush/Bronzer Duo ($10)

In the bag they also added a non-lip related item. This duo comes with a blush and bronzer.
The bronzer has a really nice shade and can also be used as an eyeshadow and the blush gives a really nice colour to the skin.

>>Here all the swatches of the products<<

From left to right: Camilla Lipstick, Camilla Lipgloss, Ecolips Tinted Balm, Cargo Bronzer/Blush

Every lip lover should try this box.
This box is great and it comes with a reasonable price. They offer a large variation of brands and each box contains new items.
One thing that I like about this box, is that not all the products are for the lips. They also add random beauty products like this one.

Montag, 1. Februar 2016

Tonari no Totoro January Q-Box 2016

Somewhere during winter 2015 they switched from the box to a bag, I believe due to the size of their items. Q-Box is not just my favourite box because of all the cute items and cool themes, but also because they are useful as well.

Q-Box also includes beauty items, such as products and tools.
Each month there is a theme. Sometimes it's season related and sometimes it's brand related.

>> This months theme is Tonari no Totoro <<

...Totoro is a Famous Japanese Anime...

<< Here some more informations about Q Box >>

Q-Box is a Lifestyle subscription box. They ship 5-7 full-size cute items in the section beauty, fashion, accessory and home. The products are mostly from Japan and Korea. Each box contains products of an actual value of 70$.
In every box there is included a high quality jewellery.
They ship internationally!!

They offer the following plans:
-  3-months ~ 68.85$
-  6-months ~ 137.70$
- 12-months ~ 275.40$

You will also pay 15$ shipping fees for each months.

You usually receive the box towards the end of the months.

<< Here are all the items from the box >>

Totter Travel Neck Pillow

From now on I will probably be the only one traveling with such a cute neck pillow. This pillow has Totoro's face on it and they even gave him two cute little ears.

Totoro Jelly Pencil Bag

Bags like these can be used for everything. This is a see-through bag with little Totoro smiling at you.

Totoro Calendar Planer

To be honest I'm not sure on how this planer works, since it doesn't have specific days on it. It seems like you need to select the dates on your own.

Totoro file organise Bag

Not sure if I will ever put files inside this bag, but I will definitely find some use for it in one way or another. The bag is big enough to fit for a small netbook or even carry your tablet.

Totoro Notes Book

This is such a cute Totoro shaped notes book. You can swipe Totoro to the side and you get your papers to write on. They don't seem to be removable.

Totoro Steam Warm Eye Mask

I've always wanted to try the warm eye masks. They're suppose to be applied in the evening before sleep. They should help you to relax and fall asleep easier. Not that I have any troubles in sleeping, but it surely sounds relaxing.

Totoro Earphone w/ Storage Case

Someone like me that breaks earphone every now and then, has always use for some new ones. I'm not really a big fan of those earphones that penetrate into the ear, but I would still use them anyways.

Totoro Fridge Magnet

Totoro is already hanging on my fridge.

Unicorn Hair Clip

OMG I love everything unicorn!! A unicorn hair clip how kawaii is that. I got a blue one which matches the theme quite well.

Surprise Item

There was a surprise item in the packaging. So that makes it this case. This cases are good to store breakable items, such as glass, earphones or jewellery.

I actually got 2 surprise items. I also received a paper holder. I'm not sure if there was suppose to be 2 surprise items or if they forgot to mention one of these items.

I received 11 items!! I never received so many items before. They usually always ship more than 7 items, but this time they topped themselves.
This months box contained many storage items. All the items were really cute and of good quality.

February's theme will be "Sweet Dessert".... Will see what that will bring.

Dienstag, 26. Januar 2016

| Glossy Box Dezember 2015 |

Ich liebe es, dass die meisten Produkten in der Glossy Box kaum in den Geschäften erhältlich sind.


Hier einige Angaben über die Glossybox:

Die Glossybox beliefert dich mit Beauty Produkten von verschiedensten Marken.
Überraschenderweise erhälst du nur 1-Mal pro Quartal eine Box. Was ich sehr Schade finde, da ich lieber monatlich eine Box hätte.

Alle 3 Monate erhältst du eine Box mit 6 Produkten.

Du hast die Möglichkeit dich zwischen 2 Abo-Varianten zu entscheiden:

- Fortlaufendes Abo: CHF 49.00 pro Box
Abo verlängert sich automatisch und ist jederzeit kündbar.

- 1 Jahres Abo: CHF 175.00 für ganze Jahr
Abo verlängert sich automatisch und die Mindestlaufzeit beträgt 1 Jahr

Keine Portospesen! (Zumindest für das Jahresabo)


Dezember Glossy Box kam anfangs Dezember in einer sehr weihnachtlichen Box.
Enthalten war auch ein kleines Büchlein in dem alle enthaltene Produkte beschrieben wurden.

Hier die 5 Produkte die in der Box enthalten waren:

Luxie Rose Gold Large Powder Brush

Schminkpinsel finde ich super. Die braucht man immer und Neue zu testen ist immer gut. Der Pinsel den ich erhalten habe ist für das Auftragen von Puder geeignet. Ich hätte mich über einen anderen Pinsel eher gefreut, da ich anstatt eines Puderpinsel eine Quaste benütze.
Die Borsten des Pinsels sind sehr weich und sieht qualitativ gut aus.

Laqa & Co. Lip Lube

Diese Form von Lippenstift sind meine Favoriten. Sie sind sehr einfach zum Auftragen und halten etwa 4 Stunden an. Im Buch sind 5 verschieden Bilder abgebildet, daher bin ich mir nicht sicher ob es verschiedene Farben in der Box gab. Ich erhielt den roten was bestimmt zu Weihnachten und meiner Persönlichkeit passt.

L'atelier Maquillage Mascara Keracare

Über Mascaras habe ich nicht so eine grosse Meinung. Mascaras sind immer so eine Sache. Nicht alle funktionieren so wie man gehofft hat aber testen möchte man trotzdem immer wieder Neue.

Langé Partis BB Cream Enhance-Me

Bevor ich mit Make-up auftragen angefangen haben, benützte ich nur BB Creams. Ausser asiatischen BB Creams hatte ich noch nie eine western Marke getestet. Die BB Cream kam in der Nuance Light Beige. Soweit tönt es als treffende Farbe aber wir sehen wie es dann auf der Haut aussieht.
Dies ist eine Feuchtigkeitsspendende BB Cream. Sehr passend für den Winter.

Hey Honey Take it Off! Exfoliating Honey Peel Off Mask

Dies ist ein trocknendes Peeling, dass man abziehen kann. Es hat eine reinigende Wirkung und ist für alle Hauttöne geeignet.

Karmameju Star Micellar Water

Dies ist ein 3-in-1 Make-up Entferner, Reiniger und Toner. Es ist auch für sensible Haut geeignet. Diese Micellar Wasser sind momentan der grösste Hit. Ich hab bisher noch keins getestet, daher nimmt es mich sehr wunder wie meine Haut darauf reagiert.

Dies waren die 5 Produkte die in der Dezember Glossy Box enthalten waren. Von den 5 Marken, kannte ich keine einzige.

Mittwoch, 13. Januar 2016

Japan Candy Box Unboxing | November 2015 |

This box was given to me for free from the Japan Candy Box Team.

Here some information about the Japan Candy Box

it's a monthly subscription box with japanese candies and snacks.

~ 8-10 snacks and candies in each box ~

- 1 month plan = $19.90/month
- 3 months plan = $19.90/month
- 6 months plan = $18.90/month --> most popular one
- 12 months plan = $18.20/months

~Free shipping worldwide~


Moko Moko Mokolet 3 Candy Toilet Kit

This was clearly the most curious snack in the box. It is a DIY kit where you have to mix the ingredients together. First you will need to put the pieces of the toilet together and then add the powder from the tank and mix with water.. something like that. Add each powder individually, they each have a flavour: strawberry, melon and cider.
There comes no english explanation so you have no choice then studying japanese.. ;)

Puccho Pyramid Blue Soda Ball Candy

Although I had some starter problems with the packaging these ball candy were super delicious. They have a hard shell and inside it's gummy. It's soda flavour and not sour at all.

Coris Mizuame DIY Syrup Candy Kit

Another kit that requires cooking abilities.. This time it's a jelly thing. Add all the jellies in the small container that comes along. 1. add the blue jelly. 2. add yellow and meanwhile mix the two jellies together. 3. While mixing add the red jelly. In the end you'll have unicorn paste and it will change the taste with every bite.
It's really sticky so be careful while preparing it.

Meito Puku Puku Tai Fish Shaped Wafer

I hope you are familiar with the Taiyaki. It's a fish shaped freshly made sweet bread filled with cream. There are different types of fillings: anko, chocolate, vanilla cream and more. If you are ever in Japan then you need to try it out. This Taiyaki in the box is basically the supermarket version of the bread type. It's a wafer filled with a chocolate filling. It's crunchy, but tastes freshly made. I could eat them all day long. Although they are not as good as the bread taiyaki they still are super delicious.

Pine Deka Pudding Candy

I wasn't all too impressed about this candy. It is a super huge ball.. *that's what she said*.. and it taste like japanese pudding. I do like pudding, but not in a candy.

Meiji Pucca Chocolate Filled Pretzel

They were gone so fast... Do you know the pretzel covered with chocolate? That's how these cookies taste. They are called pretzel, but they don't really look like pretzel at all.. They look more like octopus.

Fujiya Milky Sweets

Although they are hard as stone and you might loose some teeth in the process of eating them, they are super duper delicious. It's milk flavour and a sticky formula. They wrapped individually, which is often the case in Japan, because they pay a lot of attention to the design of their products.

Tohato Caramel Corn

They are my favorite snacks ever!! Forget about potato chips, these one are much better. Do you like caramel popcorn? Yes?? Then you will love these!! They are a mixture between popcorn and cornflakes. They are super crunchy and you will need to eat them immediately, because they loose the crunchiness once the packaging was open.

Meiji Cola Flavored Popping Candy

Inside the packaging you will find small drops bonbons and stone looking pieces. If you take an amount in your mouth everything will start to sparkle and pop. Some of the pieces are coke flavoured.


Now here comes the exciting news:

Japan Candy Box Team offered me to launch a giveaway for you guys. All you need to do is to subscribe as much as possible. The more you subscribe the higher the chance to win a Japan Candy Box. So what are you waiting for?!? Go for it now!!! ;) Good Luck!! <3

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