Friday, 9 May 2014

April Haul 2014! Bit late, but it's here!

Comprinhas de Abril!!!
Vou começar com os presentes para a avó.
April haul!!!

I shall start with the presents we got for grandmother.

Não foi assim muito fácil encontrar os produtos que faziam o que avó queria, mesmo a escolha sendo reduzida. Mas tive de estudar todos eles e no fim de contas, parece que não são os produtos certos. Melhor dizendo, a avó prefere os antigos da Skin Food. Estes foram os que comprámos:
It wasn’t easy to find the products that did what grandmother wanted and needed. Even though the variety of products isn’t big, I had to try and study all of them and in the end the ones we got aren’t the right ones! Better said, grandmother still prefers the old Skin Food products she was used to. We bought her these two:

 LadyKin Triple Fantasy Repairing Ampoule e o Mizon 24 Soft Milk Whipping Cream. Ambos são para hidratar a pele e o sérum tem propriedades anti envelhecimento e branqueadoras, mais especificamente. Eu tenho de admitir que gostei de ambas as embalagens, mas a do sérum tem um aspeto luxuosamente simples!
Lady Kin Triple Fantasy Repairing Ampoule and Mizon 24 Soft Milk Whipping Cream. Both are for moisturizing and the ampoule specifically has anti-wrinkle and whitening properties.  I have to admit that I love the packaging on both of them but the LadyKin one is luxuriously simple!
Claro que é de vidro e tem um cheiro fantástico. E é difícil deixar passar o bonito símbolo que está gravado quer no vidro quer na embalagem de papel.
Of course it’s a glass bottle and smells amazing. And you have to love their beautiful symbol that is both imprinted on the bottle and the paper box.



Aqui estão produtos de pele para mim. Alguns já aqui falei e também da respetiva loja de onde os comprei, a loja online espanhola KoreanQueens. Os presentes foram também comprados nessa loja. Tenho de admitir que dá bastante jeito os produtos chegarem cá a casa em menos de 4 dias e sem quaisquer problemas.
Next are more skin care products for myself. I have already talked about a couple of them and about the new Spanish online store I found, Korean Queens. The presents were also bought through them as well. I have to admit that having the items being delivered in less than a week and hassle-free, feels very nice. 
Cleansing Cream de Pepino da FoodaHolic (para retirar a maquilhagem) é a caixa grande verde. O protetor solar Perfect Sun Cream da marca Époux está ao lado e a caixa mais alta é a Ginseng Foam Cleanser também da FoodaHolic. Uma saqueta de 5 máscaras da mesma marca e a caixinha quadrada pequena, o Mizon Returning Starfish creme de olhos que foi comprado através da loja RubyRuby76 no ebay. Tenho estado a usar o Perfect Sun Cream da Époux todos os dias desde que o recebi e já se foi quase todo o que quer dizer que não deve durar mais que mês e meio. Mas tendo em conta o preço não se pode considerar que saia caro. Também já comecei a usar o creme de limpeza de pepino e estou a gostar.
FoodaHolic Cucumber cleansing cream (make-up remover)is the big green box. Époux Perfect Sun Cream is the yellow and orange package and that tall one is the FoodaHolic Ginseng foam cleanser. A pack of 5 sheet masks from the same brand and the tiny square box, the Mizon Returning Starfish eye cream was actually bought through ebay seller RubyRuby76. I have been using the Époux Perfect Sun Cream regularly ever since I received it and it’s almost all gone, meaning this lasts for no more than a month and half. Considering its price you can’t say that it is expensive, though. I have started to use the cucumber cleansing cream and I like it so far.


Uma bolsa de maquilhagem que faz sempre falta, mais um verniz rosa com brilhantes, a Surnrise palette cheia de brilho e o bálsamo para mão e unhas que cheira a banana. Todas estas coisinhas da marca Essence. Já está tudo a uso. Aliás o bálsamo, uso todos os dias umas 3 a 4 vezes ao dia, e entretanto já se foi. Durou-me um mês. A paleta é muito bonita, mas não será muito apropriada para uso diário, dependendo das regras de vestuário de maquilhagem de certos empregos. O verniz é transparente com uns brilhos rosa e fica muito bonito. Podem vê-lo no meu instagram ou twitter, na minha manicura da semana.
A make-up bag that is always handy, another glittery nail polish, the very shimmery and glittery Sunrise palette and the banana smelling hand and nail balm. All by Essence. I have tried them all. The hand balm I have been using it daily three times a day at least and it’s all gone. It lasted about a month. The Sunrise palette is very pretty but not very appropriate for daily use and depending on your work and their rules regarding wardrobe and make-up. The polish is very pretty, sheer with a hint of pink sparkles, that you can check on my twitter or Instagram, where I uploaded a picture of my manicure.
Aqui estão as cores da paleta Sunrise. O melhor que consegui, por causa da luz. As três cores mais à direita, perto meu pulso, são as da fila de baixo na paleta, que são muito brilhantes. O engraçado é que no meu braço, ainda é possível ver alguma diferença entre a amarela e a que parece cor de coral (na paleta). Aplicada nos meus olhos, não vejo qualquer diferença! Talvez ao sol, mas ainda não perguntei a ninguém para verificar.
Here are the swatches form the Sunrise palette. The best I could do with the lighting. The three colours on the right, closer to my wrist, are the very sparkly ones, the bottom line in the palette. Funny thing is, on my arm you can actually tell some difference between the very yellow one and the one that looks coral (only on the palette). When applied on my eyes, I see no difference between them! Maybe in the sun, but I’ve never asked anyone to check. 


Saldos da Claire’s! Um set de vernizes da Hello Kitty e uma capa com orelhas de cão para o telele. Eu adoro a minha abelha rosa, mas esta não é tão grande e consigo enfiar o telefone nalguns dos meus bolsos. Adicionei algumas pedrinhas pretas, só para ficar um bocadinho diferente.
Sale buys at Claire’s! A Hello Kitty nail polish set and doggy cell case. I love my pink bee but this one isn’t so big, I can put my phone on some of my pockets. I added some rhine stones just to make it a bit different. 

Por último, as minhas cópias das Melissas. Esta cor deve dar com bastante coisas. Francamente não acho que marca Melissa seja assim cara, mas estes tinham um preço mais que razoável! São muito confortáveis.
Last, a pair of Melissa replicas. This colour should work with many things. I honestly don’t think that Melissa shoes are that expensive, but these had a more than reasonable price! Very comfortable. 

E estas foram as minhas compras do passado mês. Estou satidfeita com elas e consegui ficar dentro do orçamento que propus a mim mesma!
And these were the buys for the past month. I’m happy with all of them and managed to stay on the budget I proposed myself!


Fiquem bem! Até ao meu próximo post!
Xana

Take care! See you on my next post!
Xana 

24 comments:

  1. Amazing shopping, beautiful shoes :)
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  2. Nice review!!!!
    Nice shoes! Where did you get them?

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  3. cute Hello Kitty nail polish!! ^^

    hope you have an amazing weekend!

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  4. Wowwww love the sunrise palette the most!!!! This haul is amazing, The doggy phone case reminds me of 101 dalmations - too cute!!!!! <3

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  6. WOOHOOO! I saw that you posted this last night when I went to bed and I was dying to read it. I am in love with your shoes! They are super cute!!! And the essence things of course! I want to try their hand creams so bad, I hope I'll run into them soon :) :* <3
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  7. Amazing April's purchases, I adore your nude shoes!

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  9. Cant resist these goody stuffs:). i love the phone case and sandals, they're so cute for spring and summer. Thank you so much Alex for your such a lovely comment:). Hugs.

    Enjoy the rest of your day!

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  10. Great haul, amazing palette!!!!
    Kisses hun!

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  12. hooray for haul post! the ladykin ampoule really good luxurious. belated mom's day to your mom and nana
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  13. Such a shame you're allergic to chocolate - at least you had some!! :)

    The lady kin products look and sound really nice - cute packaging too!! :)

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    I gave a scarf to my grandmother, its the only gift she use, the rest she always keeping
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