18 July 2013

Follow-up on my second Yumetenbo shoe review

Howdy :)

I am sure you remember my second Yumetenbo shoe review I posted at the end of April. For those who haven't read or seen it yet, this is the clip I filmed 

Those of you who follow me on Facebook have read it already, but those lovely shoes already suffered damage. I kid ya not...

I haven't worn them a lot or even long... Just a couple times and usually not for very long because I like them so much and want them to stay pretty for as long as possible.

So the day the black rubber (which turned out to be a cheap plastic cap) basically burst off came as a huge surprise that left me speechless. In retrospective the damage luckily wasn't that bad and the shoe maker was able to fix it, although he had a pretty annoyed expression on his face when I confronted him with my lovely mules.

Now, about 8 GBP later, the shoes are alright and can be worn again (I hope for longer, this time).

I took some pictures of the damage that occurred:

In this picture you can clearly see the screw which was holding the plastic cap. 
(I don't think I've ever seen screws there, only nails. But I might be wrong)

Here you can see the shoes from the side. 
The heel on the right hand side clearly shows that
the shoes haven't been worn a lot.

This is the actual damage. You can see that the black stuff was
basically just a cap which was hold by the screw.
It kinda...burst... 

Maybe I was just unlucky with my purchase, but in any case, if you bought these shoes or plan to do so, keep in mind the poor quality of the plastic cap. I really was disappointed of this.When I got them I carefully checked them and did the review to the best of my knowledge. Since I now know better I feel I have to let you know. After all, I want to do accurate and trustworthy reviews.

I checked the other shoes I have reviewed so far and those heels/rubber parts seem to be alright and of better quality. Though you never know...

In any case, I need to get going, otherwise Sasu will be late for work =p

So long,


14 July 2013

DIY face mask thanks to your breakfast !


What did you have for breakfast this morning ? Porridge ? Cereals ? Bread and cheese ? Maybe a cup of coffee ?

If you indeed had the latter, read on. If not, read on anyway ;)

Recently I looked at my reflection in the mirror and noticed that my skin looked really tired. In desperate need of some loving attention. But it was late (isn't it always with me ?) and I did not feel like going shopping to get myself a nice mask. But the good thing with mother nature is, that quite often we have everything we need at home. And sure enough, I found a few ingredients and put together something really fantastic.

I used this mask/exfoliator a few times by now and I loved it so much, that I decided to share it with you. So without further ado, here's the video.

If you liked this tutorial and tried it out, please let me know what you think :)

So long,


09 July 2013

Brand introduction: Nasty Gal

Howdy :)

I hope all of you had a lovely weekend ! I got to enjoy mine outside as the weather has been brilliant recently. I went shopping, bought some make up, enjoyed a Frappé Latte, watched Superman .. I mean... the "Man of Steel" movie and relaxed in the garden.

But this post is not about what I did for myself but what I can do for you today. I could, for example, introduce you to Nasty Gal. Sounds interesting ? Alright then =)

Nasty Gal is an online shop I stumbled over not too long ago. Now before your alarm bells go off, let me tell you that this post is not sponsored. They did not ask me to write this, they do not pay me and I honestly doubt they know I exist. So for you that means this is a pretty safe post ^^

That being said..., the fact that they don't know about my existence also means that I haven't ordered with them (yet), so I can't give information on quality, speed and the like.

Okay, back to the actual subject. Nasty Gal. I came across them in the internet (of course) and since the name sparked my interested, I decided to check out their website and Facebook page. And what can I say, I liked what I saw.

Granted, a fair amount of their designs can be found on the high street but there is more than enough that looks interesting and is probably not easy to find in normal high street stores.

To give you an impression, let me share with you some of the things I found when going through their sales (hey, can't a girl try to shop for less ? ;)  )

**Pictures taken from their website**

After all those cool pictures I even have more good news: they ship worldwide and aside from various credit cards they also accept Paypal.

And now: have fun browsing their webshop :)

So long,