Recent beauty purchases: Catrice and Essence

18 Mar 2014

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Hi everyone! I recently picked up a few things at the drugstore here in Holland. Surprisingly (or not?) they are all by Catrice and Essence. I wanted to get items that I can’t get in the US. Of course Essence is available at Ulta, but I made sure I picked out new items that aren’t available there yet. Check out what I got below. 🙂

Question to my readers in Holland: which other (new) Essence/Catrice products do you think I should try? Let me know!

Essence Catrice Makeup Cosmetics

Essence Blush Up Powder Blush in 10 Heat Wave

Essence Catrice Makeup Cosmetics

Essence Catrice Makeup Cosmetics

How pretty is this ombre blush? It’s orange AND pink. 🙂 I think this will look gorgeous on women of color. I haven’t tried it yet, but when I do, I for sure take some pics for you to see!

Catrice Made To Stay Smoothing Lip Polish

Essence Catrice Makeup Cosmetics

Essence Catrice Makeup Cosmetics

Left: 010 Rose-Wood If She Could, Right: 050 Megan Fuchsia

Essence Catrice Makeup Cosmetics

I’ve read a bunch of review on these (and they were all positive), so I HAD to have them. I’m a big fan on everything that’s long lasting, so hopefully these don’t disappoint! I’ll let you know.

Catrice Luxury Lacquer

Essence Catrice Makeup Cosmetics

This is from Catrice’s latest nail polish collection (no clue how it’s called). It’s a holographic polish. I’m actually wearing it right now: it’s ok, not amazing. I’ll post a picture on Instagram soon.

Essence I love Extreme Crazy Volume Mascara

Essence Catrice Makeup Cosmetics

Any mascara that promises to give my lashes volume, I’m curious about! What also attracted me was the pink tube (yes, I’m a girl). I’m not using this one yet (still working on my CoverGirl Bombshell Volume Mascara), I’m not a big fan on using more than one mascara at once.

Thanks for reading! Don’t forget to leave me your Dutch drugstore recommendations. 🙂


Kizzy, blogger behind Kizzy Online, originally created this blog to use as her personal life journal. When she moved from the Netherlands to the United States in 2010, she started focusing more on beauty, fashion and lifestyle. She also writes about her life as a wife and a mom of 2 in San Diego, California.

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