HAULy friday – 30 – JAPAN


Good evening everyone,

if you follow me on Instagram, you might know that I went back to Japan for Christmas (darn, time flies since….it’s almost Chrismtas again).

Of course I went shopping there. Japan has so many great products, not only make-up and nail related things, but also lifestyleand fashion goods, as well as lots of great food and cooking ingredients.

Today I want to show you some pictures of my time in Japan and also the products I bought. Some of them I will review in depth in following blog posts.

I hope you enjoy.

Disclaimer: advertisement – the following products were bought and paid by myself.

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Mara’s Birthday nail art month – DAY 26 / [SoMoNight] If I stay

Mara's Birthday nail art month

DAY 26

Hey everyone,

I am back with a new new design for you!!! :D

Before showing you a very special nail art I want to thank everyone who took the time congratulated on my Birthday – here and on Facebook. I really appreciate it and it makes me happy.

What kind of nail design do I have for you today? A book / movie inspired one.


Today’s manicure is about [If I Stay], originally a young adult novel by Gayle Forman which was published in 2009.


In December 2010, it was announced that a film based on novel was in works at Summit Entertainment, in which Chloë Grace Moretz is playing the lead – Mia.
In Germany the movie will be released on September 18th, 2014. For release dates in your City, please check here.

I am lucky to be invited to the #socialmovienight with Robert from DVDKritik and Elisa from alive4fashion.
The #socialmovienight is pretty self-explanatory. It is all about the community and spending a nice evening together, watching a good movie. I was invited before when the #socialmovienight was still named #youtuberpreview, when we watched the Purge: Anarchy (Blog post’s here and here).

I am really excited to be part of the #socialmovienight for [if I stay]. I loved the trailer and am prepared to cry. Robert I hope you organized enough tissues^^

Here we go with the nails.

What I used?


  • Essence LE Aquatix – 05 finding dori
  • O.P.I. – Alpine Snow
  • Essence LE Aquatix – 06 under water love
  • Ciaté – PPM407 naughty or nice?
  • nail design stripers by Rival de Loop in black and silver
  • Shiseido – Maquillage – BL606




close-up of the cello. If you read the book or saw the trailer, you will know why I choose a cello and all those notes.



How do you like it?

Can’t wait for Thursday, a little review of the evening will follow as well.

Have a great night




You want to win tickets for the SocialMovieNight? Follow the accounts below.

Robert Hofmann YouTube | FB | Instagram | Twitter
SocialMovieNight: FB | Instagram | Twitter

Patrice Bouédibéla: FB | Instagram | Twitter

As always, a big thank you to the team behind Robert – PureOnline: Website | FB | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube

Most of the pictures at the events are taken by RedCarpetReports: Website | FB


not from this world – my favorite japanese polishes

Hello everyone,

most of you might not know, but I used to live in Japan for about a year. I was living in Tokyo, near Shinjuku.
For make-up or nail polish addicts / nail designs Japan is a really great place to live.

Shiseido is one of the companies that makes really great polishes.

Since you know that I love glitter, you will not be surprised, that two of my top three polishes are glitter polishes and the third is a shimmer glittery looking-kinda chrome polish.

Shiseido Maquillage BL606

Shiseido Maquillage - B606

Shiseido Maquillage - B606 bottom

Shiseido Maquillage - B606 brush

(pictures by Mélanie from The New Corner)

the following pictures by me




I hope you can see, this is a pretty blue color. It’s also has purple and light blue/turquoise shimmer.
I love it, because depending on the light, it looks either very dark blue, purple or a mix of all.



Shiseido Integrate BL321 and RS361

Shiseido Integrate Nail Polishes 2007

It’s time to GLITTER!



Look at these two pretty glitter polishes. one blue, the other red-ish.
I can honestly say that these are some of my favorite glitter polishes. The quality is really great. I used a light grey-lavender (Catrice LE Celtica C04 LOVEnder) base color to show them off properly, but with only two coats of the Shiseido polish the finish will be good and opaque.



Do you see that mix of silver and different blue or red shades?
I totally fell in love when I saw them for the first time and I am pretty sad that they don’t sell them anymore.

How do you like these?
Let me know.