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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Blog sale up!!

Follow the white rabbit to my blogsale page HERE

Friday, May 11, 2012

Blog sale info

Hey there =D

I got all the items to put on my sale together and it´s a truly ginormous bunch! There will be lots of palettes, eye shadows, blushes, highlighters etc.
Since it´s by far the biggest sale I will be holding it will take me some hours editing, typing etc. I expect to put the sale up this Sunday, 4 PM (Vienna (Austria) time-zone).

Please note for this sale I created an email addy as my other email is so jammed:
Please send all your requests for the sale ONLY to lotuspalacesales@gmail.com! Thank you!

Due to the ridiculously high shipping rates from Austria I will go to Germany to ship all items as the rates there are much more economical and there is no stupid thickness restriction (well, like 60cm max, but that´s plenty anyway =P). Since the PO in Germany is around 75km drive (each way, around 150km total) I can only go once and will have to close the sale at a certain time (read on).
This might be the last sale where I will offer Japanese makeup so I recommend grabbing what you can lol

So the new conditions:

-Open internationally!

-All those buyers who email me right at the beginning (within the first 2 hours) after listing my sale will be required to pay instantly (no e-checks possible, sorry, they need too long to clear) after my confirmation of availibility as I will only hold each item for a maximum time span of 30 minutes after my confirmation email. This is not to annoy anyone but to ensure a swift handling of all new orders and to be able to quickly tell buyers if their desired item is available or already sold. Hence there won´t be a pending status for anyone. Thank you!

-All others will be required to pay me within 24hrs via paypal (lotuspalacesales@gmail.com) after I confirm the availibility, but I will have to close the sale by Thursday, May 17, 8 PM my time as I can only make a trip to Germany once for this sale.

-All paid items will be sent on Friday, May 18th via Deutsche Post Airmail. Unpaid orders will be cancelled or if the buyer insists can be mailed from Austria (only economical for Austrian buyers)
-As usual there is a first come-first serve rule

-Your Paypal payment has to please contain the item number(s). I am handling such amounts of items this time that it will be vital to prevent any kind of mix-ups!

-No returns or refunds unless I grossly misrepresented an item, no refunds for lost/damaged mail if no tracking number (US$3 extra) has been purchased.

-Should someone buy items weighing more than 2kg (which never happened before) individual postage rate will be determined

-Registered mail optional: US$3 per shipment (comes with tracking number), recommended for orders exceeding a value of US$50. I will not refund any lost or damaged items if the buyer didn´t purchase registered mail! There have been couple of lost packages recently so I HIGHLY recommend investing the extra $3! If your package exceeds a certain value I will have to send it registered!

-Käufer aus Deutschland/Österreich: Bitte Versandkosten per Email erfragen! Bezahlung per Überweisung möglich, solange sie bis zum Donnerstag, den 17. Mai ankommt!

Shipping rates via airmail for makeup purchases
(Valid only if items are paid by Thursday , May 17th, 8 PM (Vienna timezone)):
These rates are valid for customers all over the world, there is no differentiation between EU and non-EU addresses.
-1-3 items: US$7
-4-8 items: US$12
-9+ items US$22  (up to 2kg)
-Registered fee US$3 optional and recommended!
-My paypal addy (and addy to send me your list to): lotuspalacesales@gmail.com

Thanks for reading all that crap! Xoxo

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

My bunnies =)

As per request here are pics of my cute little bunnies =)
I used to have bunnies before and found them to be the ideal pets..they don´t make noise and don´t smell if they are kept clean. They are cuddly and are good with small kids (at least in my experience). so I fulfilled my elder daughter´s biggest wish which was to have some bunnies as pets. Since bunnies must be kept together and enjoy living in groups we decided to get a bunch of them (we have the space) to have fun with each other. It´s really entertaining watching those furry little friends so it´s rewarding caring for them!

Our rabbits are all purebred and have certificates of their bloodline hehe =) We have 3 guys (neutered) and 3 girls living happily together outside in the garden in their own big enclosure. All are dwarfs, weighing between 1kg and 1.8kg

This is our English Minilop boy (he is so so so cute!)

This is my floppy-eared girl with a special kind of fur (called "satin fur" as it´s extra soft and very shiny). She is the biggest and laziest one hehe

This is a pygmy rabbit boy with a tawny/black color

Our teddy dwarf girl is the calmest and most tame one (well, none is really shy away from the small black/tawny one)

This is a pygmy dwarf girl with the satin fur like our black one has

And our little white blue-eyed boy who is a cuddly little darling and is a special breed with shorter more rounded ears (called "spoon ears")

And here you see that our little teddy loves her cute boys :)


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Big LP sale coming up!

Hey ladies (and gents if present lol)! A lot has happened in the previous months! I moved house, finished all my exams, got 6 super cute little bunnies etc. i have found out that my love for Japanese and Korean makeup has cooled down fairly much... I just found the repitition in product colors/ formulas etc. didn't make me want to further collect Asian makeup. Seems a good time has come to an end and something new has begun =) Since I am not buying new Japanese makeup and didn't at all the previous half year or so I don't really know what I could be blogging about...I still think my blog is a good source for those looking for reviews of previous collections but I don't think I am going to cover new releases. LP has been a great hobby but it started to get really costly as I reviewed products that I bought 99.9% of the time with my own money and I ended up not liking a good part of items that I got merely for reviewing. Since I have/had no sponsor and don't receive free samples by Japanese companies I came to the conclusion that I can't continue that way. I am thinking of posting like Etsy hauls or so and hey, if you are working for a cosmetics company and want to send me stuff for review I am open for it =) Anyway, I am going to sell most of my Japanese makeup, there are going to be some really fine items and everything was stored in a cool dark place. None of us smokes and our rabbits are outside in the garden =) so I recommend staying tuned if you want to secure a few nice goodies! I am going to post everything on LP sales after couple of days, I will post a reminder a few hours before the sale! I hope anyone is still reading my blog to see this post lol Thanks everyone for reading this and for your loyalty the previous years! Xoxo Kathi

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Xmas 2011 - Lorac Bejeweled Day & Night Jewelry Box

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Hi all =D I am temporarily back =X I didn´t pass that bad-ass exam early October so I got caught up in my study materials to prepare for my 2nd try this Monday (November 7th). And besides having 3 kids and a household and all I am stuck in the university a lot these days, too, so my blog had/has to stand behind, sorry! Will not blog a lot the next weeks as I firstly don´t have a lot of time and 2nd not really much new stuff to review =( A few reviews are set to be written though so please keep checking or subscribe.

Anyone checked out the Japanese Xmas collections yet? It´s really weird but so far NOTHING caught my fancy at all. Maybe I´ll get that Lunasol kit but other than that I feel rather underwhelmed with the stuff.

However I got couple of non-Asian Xmas palettes, my fave being the one from Lorac! I got myself a Myus.com shipping addy so I took chance of the Sephora 20% off sale last week and snatched up their huge value-for-money Bejeweled Day & Night Jewelry Box! It retails for US$56 (containing stuff worth US$415) but I got it for US$44.80 =)

I have never tried Lorac before but the positive youtube/online reviews convinced me I needed this gorgeous kit.

The Day & Night Jewelry Box contains:
-2 High-Shine Lip Glosses in Peach (Day) & Rose (Night)
-1 Bronzing Powder
-2 Eye Liner Pencils in Brown (Day) & Black (Night)
-1 Face Palette for Day featuring 16 Eye Shadows and 1 Blush
-1 Face Palette for Night featuring 16 Eye Shadows and 1 Blush
-Jewelry box with mirror, flip-top and 2 drawers in a silver glittery lace fabric

As you see there is a lipgloss, eyeliner and face palette each for day respectively night and the bronzer goes with both looks.

The top part contains the 2 lip glosses and the bronzer. The lip glosses come in 2 universally flattering shades, one being a soft peachy pink for the day look and the other one a beautiful muted rose shade to go with the night palette.
Both contain very fine pearly shimmer, show up very well and have a slick non-sticky texture. Staying power is quite good despite the creamy texture.
The glosses are full-sized and do not contain any fragrance or flavor.



The bronzer is really huge and features a beautiful light peachy tan shade with the softest satin glow throughout. It really gives that nice healthy sheen to my cheeks and is not too brown or muddy. Actually I can wear this as a natural blush or to contour my face (though for more tan ladies it might not work for contouring).



The eyeliner pencils are of good quality and quite soft and pigmented however the black one isn´t as smooth and dark as the brown one. The brown one definitely is a very deep nice color with great color pay-off. Overall nice quality pencils but nothing that special in my opinion.


The star product of the kit are definitely the 2 palettes. Each contains a whopping 16 pigmented, blendable and super smooth shades in matte, metallic and shimmery finishes. Together both palette contain actually a good amount of neutrals (more brown ones for day and the cooler more gray-toned ones for night) but there are also some nice colors like green, purple, teal, burgundy, gold etc...in my opinion both combos are wearable at any time of the day so both palettes are super versatile and wearable.


The day palette is particularly stunning with its array of rich metallic shades. The night palette has a few blacks and grays that look a bit too similar in my opinion and is in general a bit more matte/flat than the other palette.  
Each palette also has a blush to go with the lip gloss (peach for day and rose for night). The blushes are also smooth and pigmented with a very soft glowy finish.


The staying power of all the products is really good. I applied my makeup at like 9 AM today and now (7 PM) the colors still look fresh (of course I reapplied the lip gloss several times during the day).


The jewelry box is really pretty however it sheds glitters like nothing else so I keep it in its cardbord box. The drawers are pretty small so you could only store really flat things inside.

What I really love about this kit is that all the contents are fully removable incl. the eyeshadow palettes so you can take them out of the box and use it for other things (unlike other kits like the Tarte jewelry box),

Overall I am totally thrilled with this gorgeous kit and can highly recommend grabbing one for yourself (or as a gift perhaps). The products are of high quality, the colors are universally flattering and wearable for all occasions.

Rating definitely a well deserved 5/5

Friday, September 23, 2011

Sorry for the long break...

Hi there, sorry for my long break... came back from Egypt on September 10th and since then just incredibly busy with the school start and what keeps me "entertained" the most these days is the preparation for my very last exam... I am so happy to finish my studies finally (well, I have to attend 2 courses with 3 hours/each per week for one more term but those are a piece of cake hehe...oh and I have to write a 35-pages thesis which isn´t very hard either)....

So please accept my apologies for neglecting my blog these days but I am one of those non-multitasking-skilled people on this planet...when I do something intensely it´s hard to concentrate on other stuff during that time!
So please bear with me for another couple of weeks and I should be back to blogging =)

xoxo

Sunday, September 4, 2011

LP - The USA edition: Plump Potion Needle-Free Plumping Lipstick in Pink Nude Potion, Rose Pink Potion and Mauveberry Potion

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And another part of my Physicians Formula haul =) I got 3 of the lipsticks as the colors looked beautiful online and the price wasn´t high either (€5.92/each)... I am not much into plumping lip products as many of them are somewhat painful but I wanted these lippies nonetheless =)

The packaging is simple but quite fine looking in my opinion.. the lipsticks are a bit clunky but I actually like that as since they feel heavy they don´t have that cheap appearance.

The formula is actually very nice which I didn´t expect at all for some reason! The lipsticks are very soft and creamy and feel moisturizing and comfortable to wear. These lipsticks are actually so soft that 2 of them broke at the base after some time, maybe due to having them in my bag when I went out into the hot Egyptian weather....

These lipsticks have a slightly minty taste and feel slightly cool and tingly within 1-3 minutes after application. The feeling doesn´t last long and isn´t very strong to start with so it doesn´t bother me at all, on the contrary I like the slightly cooling feel =)
I can´t say if these lippies actually plump my lips but the shiny finish makes my lips look full anyways.

PF also lists this as "redefining your lip contour" and hydrating (e.g. it includes hyaluronic acid). You can read more about it here!

Pink Nude Potion: I totally detest this color. It´s a white with a pink tinge and looks totally gross on me =X

Rose Pink Potion: this on the other hand is an absolutely gorgeous gilded peach pink with a very nice almost metallic finish.

Mauveberry Potion: a deeper creamy pink with a glossy finish. Love this one, too!

Overall these are good lipsticks and totally unexpectedly a nice find at a very cheap price (I can get like 4-5 of these for the price of e.g. a Coffret d´Or lipstick). I may have some other Japanese lipsticks that are better but the PF ones are definitely worth getting!

Rating 4.5/5
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