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Berries in the Snow 2nd Bloganniversary Giveaway

10. June 2015

Honestly speaking, this giveaway is 2 month delayed! I was going to celebrate Berries in the Snow’s 2nd Bloganniversary in March or April and now we have June already…time is passing quickly :’D When I started BitS I never thought about having it for any specific time, but seeing now that I’m still enjoying my reviews and other posts I’m kind of proud of myself. I never thought that people will enjoy reading my posts, but seeing that I have so many regular readers and blogger friends really makes me happy.

Berries in the Snow 2nd Bloganniversary Giveaway

When I’m looking back to the first posts I made I feel a bit ashamed, too. Naturally, I didn’t know much about blogging (and I still know too few), and my posts were not the best ones. Sorry, for that! I’m also a bit sad that I didn’t have time to fix all the pictures from the old post since I transferred my blog from Blogspot to WordPress. I hope I will be able to change the blurry images soon. I started to overdo some of the reviews, but it is so time-consuming and sometimes it is simply more exciting to write reviews about the new products instead of taking care of the old posts :’D

Berries in the Snow 2nd Bloganniversary Giveaway

Nevertheless, I want to thank all you wonderful people who kept reading my blog from long time ago, and I want to welcome my new readers. And there is no better way to say “thank you” than with a giveaway! I picked a couple of items, some of them I reviewed already, some I will review in the future. Berries in the Snow’s 2nd Anniversary Giveaway is open for all my readers living all around the world and these are the items that one of you can win:

Berries in the Snow 2nd Bloganniversary Giveaway

Innisfree Skin Solution Mask Moisturizing

Innisfree Skin Solution Mask Total Care

Tonymoly Floria Whitening Mask Sheet

Tansan Kakumei Carbonate Revolution

Benton Snail Bee High Content Steam Cream

Etude House XOXO Minnie in the Nail Glitter #01 Minnie in White

Etude House Sweet Reciepe Candy Stick

Hope Girl Tinted Lip Balm #02 Love Peach

Essence Cinderella Highlighter Powder #01 The Glass Slipper

ÜNT Nail Lacquer x Hello Kitty

Banila co. Clean it Zero Cleansing Balm (sample size)

Missha Super Aqua Marine Stem Cell Active Toner (sample size)

I hope you like the selected items and I hope the lucky winner will have good use for them. I will pack up all the items in a small and secure box for the delivery!

Berries in the Snow 2nd Bloganniversary Giveaway

Here are the rules for taking part into this giveaway:

1. The giveaway is open internationally.

2. You can take part through the Rafflecopter form below.

3. I will look through the entries and delete any wrong entries, so cheating won’t do you any good.

4. Please, be fair and do not like my blog, and unlike it after the giveaway has ended. This is my way to thank these people who like to read my blog.

5. The chosen winner has 3 days to anwer my Email and send me his/her address.

6. The giveaway ends on July 15th, 2015.

7. I’m not responsible for any damages/ lost items through postal services. I will pack everything safe and soundly and do my best to prevent these cases, of course.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks again to all of you for reading my blog! If you have any recommendations on how to improve Berries in the Snow feel free to write a comment or Email me. If you want to make a guestpost here, you’re welcome to (related topics to asian beauty/fashion of course)! Good luck to everybody! ♥

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Review: Essence Cinderella Blush and Highlighter

13. March 2015

Finally, the Cinderella live-action film is in theatres and I have prepared a review for the Essence Cinderella Blush and Highlighter just in time :). Essence launched a Cinderella makeup collection beginning of March and after seeing some swatches and pictures from other beauty bloggers I decided to grab the highlighter, for the beautiful pattern and the blush for its color. Here is my impression:

Essence Cinderella Blush and Highlighter

What attracted me to buy these two products is in first place the packaging design and of course the theme of this special edition. I love Disney, and I fall for their products easily :D Essence is a european drug store brand, which is easily available here in Germany. Their brand philosophy is against animal testing and their products are really affordable, providing a reasonable quality. Apart from the two products I showed, the Essence Cinderella line also contains an eyeshadow palette, nail polishes and lipgloss, and also some nailstickers. But let’s talk about the two products I bought now. the first one is the Essence Cinderella Highlighter in “01 The Glass Slipper”. According to the name this must be the key item of the collection, since the glass slipper is the key item of the story. Let’s take a moment to look at this beautiful product:

Essence Cinderella Blush and Highlighter

The description says that this powder is designed to give your skin a “beautiful sheen”. You receive 9 g of product in this pan, which has a shelf life of 12 months after openeing. You can look up the ingredients on COSDNA or on the official web page of Essence. Both products, the highlighter and the blush, contain titanium dioxide for some UV protection, but since the ingredients are listed at the end, I don’t think that it is too much of a sun protection, and I don’t think either that anybody regards blushes and highlighters as reliable sun protection products. But, just in case you thought so: use a propper sunblocker in advance :D.

Essence Cinderella Blush and Highlighter

A eye-chatching rose pattern is imprinted on the powder and makes this product absolutely adorable! The powder is pigmented and comes of easily. The highlighter has a cool toned light pink shade. When blended, the shiny particles are clearly visible. I think that the glitter effect is too much to use it as an everyday highlighter, but it is perfect for using on eyes or along your waterline to give your eyes a sparkling effect. Actually, it reminds me a bit of fairy dust :D

Essence Cinderella Blush and Highlighter Essence Cinderella Blush and Highlighter

The second item I bought is the Essence Cinderella Blush, which comes in a cardboard container. The silhouette of Cinderella is displayed and a castle, too. I like the design a lot, but maybe it will be considered too girly or childish for some. The shade is called “01 So This Is Love”.

Essence Cinderella Blush and Highlighter


According to the description this “silky soft powder blush” gives you a “natural and fresh looking complexion”. The ingredients are safe to use and you can look them up at COSDNA or find them on the official web page of Essence. The container comes with 8 g of product with a shelf life of 12 months after opening. When opening the blush you will see the fairy godmother with Cinderella’s carriage. The blush itself has a beautiful pink/coral color.

Essence Cinderella Blush and Highlighter

The blush is pressed firmer than the highlighter and needs more swipes with the finger to show the color. When using a natural hair brush the color comes off easily and gives your checks the prettiest flushing shade. Below you can see the swatch on my finger and then on the back of my hand. the color is really lovely and a nice one for every day, too.

Essence Cinderella Blush and Highlighter


Do I recommend the two products? Lovers of Disney and Cinderella will probably have already searched the drugstores for this collection :D Out of the two products the blush is definitively a daily usable product and apart from the pretty Disney design has a nice color and good pigmentation for everyday-use. The quality of the blush is good, once applied. If you are a lover of beautiful imprinted highlighters and are looking for some sparkling powder for either your eyes or your face you will also love the highlighter. I’m in love with both the products and I’m happy I found them after searching in 4 different drugstores for these treassures :D Oh, and another secret for you: I bought one extra highlighter for a upcoming giveaway. If you are reading my blog for a longer time you might remember that it is time for my second bloganniversary...wohooo…♥ Thank you ♥ all for reading at this point, and keep an eye out for the upcoming giveaway. Oh, and check out the loop giveaway on Instagram I’ve joined if you haven’t yet (find the link below).

My rating for the Essence Cinderella Highlighter:


My rating for the Essence Cinderella Blush:


♥ PS: Don’t forget to take part in the Instagram loop giveaway! ♥