Cosmopolitan magazine subscription surprise beauty box

on Thursday, February 26, 2015
Last year, I got a subscription to the Cosmopolitan magazine and it came with a surprise beauty box with a worth of at least €100. The last time I took a gamble with my magazine subscription gift was, when I got the Glamour Surprise Box back in 2013. I was not that disappointed with the gifts, but it would have been great if I could get at least one beauty item, such as a nail polish or a lipstick. This time, it is called a surprise beauty box, so I was sure that I would get something beauty related.

Cosmopolitan magazine subscription surprise beauty box: canvas cosmetics bag

I Sea Tempura Shrimp review + how to make a sushi roll with it

on Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Now that there is an Amazing Oriental supermarket in the city center of Rotterdam, I have been there many times to find new products to try out. One of them is this box of I Sea Tempura Shrimp.

I Sea Tempura Shrimp from Amazing Oriental

Rimmel Provocalips 550 - Play With Fire review

on Tuesday, February 24, 2015
The new Rimmel Provocalips promises to be kiss proof, transfer proof, and trouble proof. It lasts up to 16 hours, giving you a weightless and non-drying color on the lips. That sounds very promising, doesn't it?

I have heard of something like this before with Korean brands, such as the Missha M ever lasting lacquer rouge & lip top coat and the Clio Lipnicure (which I still have to review). I dislike wearing lipstick as it gets everywhere and you need to do touch-ups every now and then, so a kiss-proof lip product is like godsent to me. The only reason why I didn't buy them in all colors, is that I have heard from people that they can be very drying. For someone like me that has dry lips and is a heavy user of lip balm that doesn't sound very good. So, I was very curious to see if the non-drying claim of the Rimmel Provocalips holds. There are 6 colors to choose from and I tried out the Rimmel Provocalips in the shade 550 - Play With Fire. 

Rimmel Provocalips 550 - Play With Fire review and swatches