Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Sydney Simons

Hello Sweets,

One of my favorite my favorite Pixar movies is 'Finding Nemo'. The Australian turtles and Dory are adorable. The first time I saw the opera house was when the school of fishes was depicting the Opera House to lead the way. Now I've finally seen it in real life. The Opera House is a stunning piece of architecture. Sydney is an amazing city that is hard not to fall in love with. The people, the ambiance, the sights, the weather and scents. Overall a wonderful place to be. I only had one hour to walk around and make some pictures, I am sure there is so much more to explore, but I save that for the next time we'll be in Sydney.

Hope you like the pictures!

Sydney Simons signing off,
Picture made by Rob.
Picture made by Rob.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Koala Kisses

Hello Sweets,

We all landed safely in Brisbane, Australia yesterday. We were invited to visit the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and of course could not decline. Who doesn't want to cuddle with koala's and feed kangaroos? I had a hard time not taking 'Cinnamon' with me. Enjoy the pictures!

Me with Cinnamon.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Kryolan High Gloss

Hi Sweets,

Kryolan send me these 'High Gloss' lip glosses and I thought I would swatch them for you. I applied them without a primer, lipliner or lipstick underneath. This is how the glosses look like when applied solely. They are extremely pigmented after one coat. For the pictures I applied two coats. The scent is reminding me a bit of the red Haribo gummy bears, but it is not too strong. They feel comfortable on the lips and are very moisturizing as well.

I would advise you to wear a lipliner to avoid bleeding of the gloss, especially for 'Vamp'. If you want to create a really bold lip, these would look amazing on top of a lip stick.

Kryolan Kisses,



Thursday, April 4, 2013

Really Red

Hi Sweets,

Lately I've been having a red lip phase since a while now. I love all different kind of shades and finishes. I own high end and high street lipsticks.

Revlon's Matte Lipstick in 'Really Red 006' is my holy grail 'red lip' from the High Street. It glides on smooth, doesn't dry out the lips, doesn't get cakey and lasts incredibly long. The shade will suit every woman. A classic red lip.

Revlon is my favorite drug store brand when it comes to their lipsticks. I love the color bursts as well. I got mine in England and the USA. Luckily there is Ebay and Amazon for those who don't have Revlon nearby.

Red Smooches,


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

American Apparel - L'Esprit

Hi Sweets,

Spring is not really showing it's face at the moment, so I've decided to paint some spring on my nails. Pastels have returned in all the fashion magazines, blogs and shops.

I've been eying a nail polish from OPI's new collection; 'Euro Centrale', but first wanted to take a look in my own collection to see if I would have something similar before buying it.

Meet 'L'Esprit from American Apparel, waiting in a drawer for me to use it again. I had completely forgotten about this color. I guess I saved myself some money.

This nail polish is free of DBP, Toluene and Formaldehyde. It's a beautiful pastel lavender with a cream finish. It is opaque after one coat. When I put on two coats, it starts to get a bit thick, but that might say more about my manicure skills. I did apply a base and top coat. Can't go without those anymore.

Do you have a favorite spring shade?


Tuesday, April 2, 2013


We did it! The biggest show in the history of EPICA is a fact. Retrospect was amazing beyond our expectations. One of our dreams came true on the 23rd of March and will be released on DVD, so we can experience it over and over again.

Thank you all for your support, love and dedication. You are EPIC! Enjoy my point of view behind the scenes of Retrospect.