Sunday, March 10, 2013

Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush

Hey everyone,

I'm really excited about the Chanel Joues Contraste. It applies well and I love the color Frivole. Its a tad orange, a color that I normally wouldn't go for, but this color looked so cute on me when the SA applied it on me. I fell in love with it and bought it. Since that day I haven't regretted it one bit; easy application, well pigmented, and it lasts long. It came in a nice box with the usual Chanel pouch that protects it from scratches.
I will definately repurchase this when I run out.

I rate it a 5/5

Thanks for reading,
xoxo Dutch Gurl

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Chanel Poudre Universelle Libre

Hey everyone,

This is my favorite powder ever. It gives such a nice soft matte finish. It comes in a big tub, sadly it has no mirror, with a applicator inside. Usually I would use a brush for a powder, but the applicator does a great job in my opinion so I just use that. Initially I did not know how to use it. You just take the applicator out, close the lid, shake a little (two shakes were enough for me), open, and voila there is the powder.
One small warming though, some of it may fall on your clothes so watch out.
I read some complaints online stating that it doesn't last long on your face, but I had no issues.

I give it a full score of 5/5 :)

Thanks for reading,
xoxo Dutch Gurl

Friday, March 8, 2013

Dior Diorskin Nude Compact Gelée Effet Peau Nue

Hey everyone,

I bought the Diorskin Nude Compact to replace my Chanel compact foundation, which was sadly too yellow for me but otherwise a great product. I have to say that this foundation is the perfect color for my skin (010). What I also love is that it has an SPF of 20 with a PA +++ rating. The sun is becoming brighter again here in the Netherlands, so now is the time to start protecting your skin again.
Anyways back to the product. It comes in a nice dark blue and silver box with a soft cover. The foundation is in a clamshell casing that looks really nice. Its so shiny :)
But sadly the foundation itself isn't very exceptional. It glides on nicely but it leaves an oily fealing so powder is a must afterwards. I dont find that too much of an issue because I will use the powder anyway.
The coverage is ok, not too great.

As you can see I proved my point about the nice casing, but it is a tad annoying that you got to constanly tilt the plastic lid where the sponge applicator sits on. The sponge applicator itself is pretty interesting. One side is fuzzy, which can be used to leave your face with a silky finish, while the other side is just like a sponge, which is great for more coverage. Out of both sides, the soft side is much easier to clean compared to the sponge side.

I rate this product a 4.5/5

Thanks for reading,

xoxo Dutch Gurl

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Maybelline Dream Fresh BB

Hey everyone,

Today I will talk about the Maybelline Dream Fresh BB cream. Basically it does its job if you think of it as a tinted moisturizer. It was the first BB cream that I have tried that truly matches my skin color. All the other ones were too orange (but thats probably because I got the wrong color). It leaves a nice dewy finish without looking too oily or shiny. Till now I have only used it every now and then, but I will use it more soon as my facial sunblock is almost out and this BB cream has an SPF of 30. The product itself is quite watery though, which makes it harder to apply. The coverage is moderate. It hides redness but my dark circles are still quite visible.

Overall this is a great product if you need moderate coverage, but its not moisturizing enough for my skin so I still wear a moisturizer under it.

I'll give the product a 4/5.
Thanks for reading,

xoxo Dutch Gurl

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Gucci Haul

Hey everyone,
Recently I ordered two products from the Gucci site: an iPad sleeve that was on sale and the web-exclusive Joy Boston bag in antique rose. As always, the arrived within a few days. Love the delivery time!
The reason why I chose these products was because I thought that the smart cover for my iPad 4 wasn't sufficient as the only protection as the back could just scratch and because the material of both these products are easily cleaned and are more water resistant than the other materials.
I love both these products; high quality, stylish, and long lasting.
Now I will look out for a nice keychain or something similar to attach to the D ring on the side. I was thinking  maybe something silver and shiny or some kind of tassle that compliments the color and bag.

Here is a picture of the iPad sleeve.

Isn't it super cute? I read some complaints online because some people thought that the fact that it closes with velcro was tacky, but I don't think so. If it were to close with magnets or something else, the iPad may get damaged because 1. magnets and electronics don't get along 2. metal components are hard and may scratch the iPad.

And finally, the Boston bag.

This is the side with the D ring. I really like this bag and I think I will use it often as it is HUGE. Everything I need and more easily fits inside, it's perfect.

xoxo Dutch Gurl

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Almost run out of Chanel UV essentiel

Hey everyone,
I have very little Chanel UV Essentiel SPF 50 PA+++. Probably less than a few weeks. So I went to the makeup store here in Eindhoven to buy a new one, but they told me that Chanel has discontinued the product. This really disappointed me because I really love the product. I hope that Chanel is releasing an improvement or something because it had such good reviews.
In the meantime I'll have to find a substitute. Right now it will most likely be the La Mer SPF 30 UV protecting fluid. I find the SPF pretty low and I heard that it prevents your face from tanning, but the reviews that I have read are quite good. So I hope that it'll be a good temporary sunscreen. Fingers crossed!

xoxo Dutch Gurl

Monday, March 4, 2013

Poudre Signée de Chanel

Hey everyone!
Sorry that I have taken FOREVER to write another post.
But here is a post!
Today I will review the limited edition Chanel highlighter from the Collection Printemps Précieux de Chanel.
I have to say that the design on it is so beautiful and as always the packaging is great. The applicator that came with it works well and applies the perfect amount of product.
I use the product along with the Chanel Joues Contraste blush in Frivole, which I will review later.
The highlighter has a nice shimmer and it has a pinkish goldish glow, but not so gold that it looks bad on my fair skin. It also lasts for a long time. Below are pictures of the product.

The Chanel packaging is beautiful as always.

 The little pouch it comes in with a pocket for the applicator.

And finally the product itself. It has a nice large mirror and a protective disc that covers it (to the right). Right now its not as pretty anymore because I have used it so much.

In conclusion, I really like this product. Sadly it is limited edition. I hope that Chanel will have one that is just as nice next year.

xoxo Dutch Gurl