Etos Haul

Etos Haul

Hi everybody, dear readers and loyal subbies,

Yet again another haul. For this haul I opted for some oldies but goodies. In this haul there is a mascara that I have not used for a long long time and which I used to love . I just cannot recollect why I ever stopped using this mascara. Because I can remember that my lashes used to look fabulous with this mascara. Ermmm don’t mind the conceited  tone,  but to be honest I just liked the look of my lashes with this one. Curious about this haul? Keep on reading!

L’oreal Double Extension Waterproof mascara- I used to wear this mascara every day. Great length and no fall out!

Rimmel Volume Colourist Mascara –A new mascara for me! This mascara should make the lashes darker within 2 weeks and give you fuller eyelashes.

Etos Cleansing Wipes for normal to combination skin –25 Pcs of cleansing wipes. Smell indeed very fresh as the name suggest. Hmm this can go either very well or the perfume is too much

Makeup Revolution Ultra Brow Professional Makeup  This product contains 4 brow powders, 2 tinted brow waxes,  eyeybrow arch enhancing cream, highlighter ,an eyebrow pencil,2 brushes and a mini tweezer

Etos Contour & Highlight Brush

Etos Blending Brush

This haul was mainly focused on the eyes. From going back to a familiar friend to trying out new stuff. Hopefully these will become  all faithful friends. I hope to do  reviews on these products soon. If you liked this post please like, subscribe or follow me via BlogLovin or Twitter. Until next post friends!




What is in my ……. Travel Wash Bag

What is in my ……. Travel Wash Bag

Hi everybody, dear readers and loyal subbies,

About two weeks ago  I had to do some Kitty sitting .  Seven days were spent taking care of this little guy. Enter cousin Ballz


Ok, ok  I know ! I am  side tracking a little bit. But he does add the cute factor to this post. Anyway getting back to business !! Because I had to stay at my sisters place, ofcourse I had to bring some body and make up supplies. If you are curious to see what I have in my wash bag continue reading:

Body, face and hygiene 

  • Toothbrush ( Don’t wory toothbrush was tossed away after making the pics due to hygiene purposes)
  • Beyonce Heat Eau de toilet
  • Cetaphil moisturiser
  • ETOS face primer
  • Nivea Body  Moisuriser
  • Rexona Cotton dry deodorant

Make up 

  • ETOS Blush in 003 Cherry Blossom
  • Guerlain blush brush
  • Maybeline the Rocket Mascara in Black
  • Rimmel eyebrow pencil in brown
  • Maybeline Dream Fresh BB cream in Light
  • ELF Gloss stick
  • Ritual Cream & Care Lipstick in Marakech
  • Catrice Defining Blush
  • MAC Pro Longwear  Concealer in NC 25
  • Catrice Multi Colour Blush in 060 Strawberry Frappucino
  • Catrice Nail Lacquer 111 A Crush on Blush
  • Max Factor Fusion False lash effect in Black Mascara
  • Rimmel Moisture renew lipstick in Vintage pink

Make up tools 

  • MAC 217 Blending Brush
  • MAC 213 shadow brush
  • MAC 195 Concealer Brush
  • Etos Kabuki
  • Real Techniques Beauty Sponge

Conclusion I have a lot of make up in this wash bag. Oops! Unfortunately I already took out some stuff whilst, I was writing this post. However be assured that there was something like shampoo, toothpaste and shower gel in this wash bag. I am not an animal!

Enjoy reading What is in my …… posts ? Click here for my last What is in my…….. post.  Until next post!



Thumbs March Favorites

Thumbs March Favorites

Hi everybody, dear readers and loyal subbies,

Welcome back for another Thumbs favorite!. After nearly 2 weeks radio silence I am back. I don’t know what was going on. Maybe the transition from winter weather to spring. I just felt so tired,blah. Anyhow I feel a lot more rejuvenated and as it is the end of the month, I wanted to share some favorites for the month of March.

  • Etos Blush in 005 Wild Sunset. This is a highly pigmented coraly  blush from the drugstore Etos. It give such a nice glow to the cheeks
  • Sudo Creme. I really had a bad rash on my stomach area and this helped reduce it a lot.
  • Anastasia brow definer.  Such a good brow product. It makes my brows look so good and  polished. How does Anastasia do it?
  • Kiko Campus Idol face brush . I really needed a good powder brush and this brush which I got from my sister does the job.  It is lovely dense , soft and covers the face quickly. Also the price for the brush is really good for the quality you get. I believe we paid 13 euros because it was on offer.

I hope you all liked this very short March favorites. For my last favorite click here.  Until the next post. Have a good one guys.



Etos Face haul + first impression

Etos Face haul + first impression

Hi everybody, dear readers and loyal subbies,

It is haul time!!  I have not hauled in a long time! And today is all dedicated to Etos face products. Lately I have noticed that Etos is re-branding a lot of their own in-store items.   They have done so much on their packaging and styling. So about two weeks ago, I could not resist picking these items up because on first impression these items felt gorgeous.



  • Etos Blush in 005 Wild Sunset
  • Etos Contour in 001 Light/ Medium
  • Etos Bronzer in 001 Light Medium
  • Etos Highlighter in 001 Gold


These items are very soft to the touch. So buttery soft. The pigmentation on all  are good except the highlighter. Also the the highlighter is very powdery and goes on patchy.  So the crucial thing is, would I repurchase> Or get the blushes in the different colors ? Yes! I would most definitely! I am very Pleased with these items!  Let me know if you would like me to try some more of their products. Maybe lips?

Thank you all again for dropping by and as always feel free to leave a comment. Or follow me via the wordpress follow button or BlogLovin button. Until next post




Thumbs 2015 unfavorites

Thumbs 2015 unfavorites

Hi everybody, dear readers and loyal subbies,

Welcome back to Thumelinaslifestyle! About 3 weeks ago, I published my Thumbs 2016 favorites. As we all know, life does not consist out of just favorite things  so here are my unfaves for 2016.  Products/things I would not even recommend to my worst enemies. So lets get started.


Make up

  • Soap and Glory Pucker up lipgloss. I have not written about this before but I don’t like the sensation  of putting a vibrator to my lips. Very uncomfortable. I just don’t like the sensation on my lips.
  • Catrice Absolute Matte palete.  Unpigmented  shadows with quick fading effect.
  • Etos Mascara all in one  and Etos Mascara in Mega Volume. These are really the worst mascara’s for 2015. Etos has a lot of nice products but these are not one of them. These mascara’s are very flaky.


  • Nivea in shower moisturiser. Mentioned in my unfavorites before. Do I need to mention this again. Vile chemical smell.


  • Herome nail polish click here to read about that disaster

Eventhough this post has a negative ring to it , I hoped you enjoyed it. For my 2015 favorites click here. Please share any thoughts on your unfaves for 2015 and if you want to be informed when I post something new, follow me via or Until next post folks!



3 Months of Thumbs empties

3 Months of Thumbs empties

Hi everybody, dear readers and loyal subbies,

First of all Happy new year! I am wishing you guys all the best for 2016.

To start of the year all shiny and new, I am kicking the new year of with an empties post. So wow, I have not written one of these post in a long time and I thought it was about time to share some empties. Plus to be honest, I need to clean out some of this stuff. Just trying to keep it clean for 2016!

Well lets get through these empties and see what I would repurchase!




  • Badedas/Radox bodywash Grapefruit and Basil . Definitely repurchase, this smells so good and is a good replacement for my Soap and Glory. It is not fully the same but has the citrus smell to it.
  • Vaseline Petro Jelly. Yes I would repurchase this.It helps my lips through to recover during the winter.
  • Vaseline Intensive care spray moisturiser . I would not repurchase this one because I love the regular Vaseline more.
  • Sanex dermo natural wheat germ oil& Vitamin E. Yes would repurchase  because it is good for my skin and is a nice change to my regular Sanex. Hey what can I say, I love my Sanex.




  • Andrelon dry shampoo the Volume one. I would not repurchase this again. Did not work for me.
  • Schwarzkopf every day shampoo. This was not a shampoo for me. I am always in for affordable shampoo but this one knotted my hair. Conclusion no repurchase for me.
  • John Frieda collection brilliant brunette conditioner . I would repurchase  this conditioner it makes my hair nice and smooth.




  • Garnier Micellair water. I already repurchased this. This product works great for me.
  • Superdrug Tea tree Foaming Facial wash. Repurchased this one too.
  • Etos hydrating night cream. Will not repurchase this one. Noticed that this one was not working for me anymore and switched to the Loreal night cream.
  • Superdrug Tea tree oil. I have repurchased this one over and over.



  • Etos toothpaste in coolmint. Good affordable toothpaste and works well. Yess would definitely repurchase this.
  • Rexona/Sure deodorant. My fave deodorant and planning to repurchase this one soon as I am running out.



  • Maxfactor Falsh lash effect Mascara. This is my favorite mascara for some time now so yes I need to repurchase this one.

I hope you all enjoyed this post. Hope to see you back soon to Have a nice day guys.



Essential body haul

Essential body haul

Hello everybody, subbies  and dear readers,

I hope you all had a good weekend!  Today I am back with a quick essential body haul instead of Thumbs nails of the weeks Two weeks ago I noticed that some Body essentials were running low. I really dislike being without the items mentioned below.So to prevent I would be without these items, I purchased some items in bulk at Bol.Com. The only essential I did not mention  in this haul is shower gel. Which I still had in abundance so no need to purchase that. 



This is my favorite deodorant in stick form, from Rexona/ Sure in Cotton. I feel this deodorant keeps  me all nice and fresh during the day compared to deodorant sprays.



I purchased these razors  before and they are ok for repurchasing. I like that they come in bulk ( 15 rzaors in a pack) and they are a good alternative to the Gillette disposable razors. Even though Gillette is still my favorite brand of razors. Sometimes a girl needs to safe some money.



This is the first time I purchased this toothpaste from Etos and so far I am liking it. It really has a nice minty taste to it. So thank god it did not taste horrible! Otherwise  I had to force my way through six tubes of nasty toothpaste.


I hope you liked this essential body haul post. For my last post  click here and if you liked this post please like or subscribe. I am sorry if the photo’s are not that great, but somehow I misplaced my sd-card for my  camera. Arrrggggggggg!

Anyhow  I hope to see you all soon in my up and coming post. 


Kim ( Tiny Thumbelina)

Thumbs May empties

Thumbs May empties

Hello my dear readers,

Once again, thank you for clicking on! I am always soooo happy when you click on my beloved blog (my precious!). So the month May has passed and gone and I can say May went by sooo quickly. A lot of good things happened  and one bad thing.

So the good things being my birthday and  my new job (yeeh for that!) the bad sucky thing being stripped of my id card,bankcards travel cards. Stripped in the bad way of being pick pocketed! Frustration to the max at that moment. And I do admit I had to reach for my paper bag to just keep breathing.But all and all the month May was pretty epic.

So a little side note  I used to call these types of posts xxxx month Empties but as this is Thumbelinaslifestyle I decided to give my personal twist to my empties. And decided to call my empties Thumbs xx month empties. So without further ado lets get started with Thumbs May empties. 


* Maybeline eye studio quad in natural impact. This quad had to be added to my list ,as mine broke up to powder. This was a nice quad and I loved the khaki greens and golds  in this quad . I would repurchase this palette. 


*Clinique all about eyes serum. I love this for under my eye it has a nice de-puffiing and cooling effect. I did feel this product helped to control the little creases underneath my eyes. Would definitely repurchase this eye serum

* Super Drug Tea Tree daily cleanser and toner. I really liked this product and it made a nice last step to my evening facial routine. It felt like it got rid of the last bits of dirt/make up. Unfortunately this product has been discontinued to my complete horror. This means when I am back in England I will have a complete haul down at Super Drug. 

*Etos calming day cream ultra sensitive. I really like this budget friendly moisturizer. It moisturizes my face really well and it does not break me out and it did not cause any redness. The only time it did not give enough moisture was around March.

*Super Drug dry skin relief cream. This product was marvelous. Especially when you are suffering of dry skin on your face hands body and for the price of a euro! This product saved my skin in the month of March when it was suffering from dryness. I Would repurchase this cream again. If possible of course!

Super Drug 50 ml tea tree oil blended oil. Love, love and more love!

* Etos cotton pads. They are cotton pads and work fine. I do prefer the bigger pads though.


*Andrelon iedere dag shampoo ( Every day shampoo) This shampoo I really like for everyday usage and this does not dry my hair out. My current shampoo is way more drying and at the moment I am not impressed.Also this shampoo is budget friendly. Would I repurchase this shampoo? Definitely!

*Andrelon hair mask Care & Repair for dry damaged hair. Its a good mask and I do think it reduced hair breakage. I am still contemplating if I would repurchase this mask.

*Trekpleister dry shampoo. Hmm what to write about this dry shampoo? I can’t say I loved this product because this product really left a white cast over your hair. One day I came into the office with a great grey/whitish streak. The smell of this shampoo was ok. Because of the white cast over my hair I would not repurchase this dry shampoo.

*Kruidvat heat protection. I was actually quite surprised with this product especially for the price. I believe it cost round  3 euros and I did notice my hair did not fall out as much. Also at the moment I am testing the L’Oreal one which is 1.5 times more expensive and I would consider repurchasing the Kruidvat one than the L’Oreal.


* Essie Turquoise & Caicos. I really liked this colour especially for this season. The reason this polish landed in my empties is becaus it went gloopy. If that is even a word. I just could not work with this polish.

* Rimmel finishing touch topcoat. Actually the same storry as  the above. This is a really good topcoat and would recommend this topcoat.

Oral/body hygiene

* Ah toothpaste in cool mint. I prefer other toothpastes brands but it did work.

*Rexona skin care sensitive 48 hours deodorant. I have mentioned this item before and if I would not like this product I would not repurchase this deodorant.

So finishing with Oral/Body and Hygiene products concludes, Thumbs May empties post! If you thought this post was entertaining,please like or subscribe or follow me on Bloglovin. For last months empties click here

Hope to welcome you back soon!


Kim (Tiny Thumbelina)

L’oreal Haul

My dear dear readers,

I am back again with a tiny haul. Two weeks ago I accidentally popped into Etos (lol). I should really stop popping in to Etos. Especially when they have good offers like buy 1 get 1 free. This time I was seduced by the wonders of L’oreal. In Holland this brand is quite expensive for drugstore so I gladly took advantage of the buy 1 get 1 free offer.So lets see what kind of marvelous stuff I purchased from L’oreal

  • L’oreal infaliable 24 hour matte  foundation in colour Vanilla


  • L’oreal infailable powder in colour Vanilla


  • L’roreal Lumi Magique in Porcelain Rose


  • L’oreal Caresse lipstick in Nude Ingenue (501)


  • Loreal Caresse lipstick in Dating Coral (301)


  • L’oreal Brow artist plumper in Medium/Dark


Check out the swatches of the foundations and lipsticks

The left swatch shows Nude Ingenue The right swatch shows Dating Coral
The left swatch shows the L’oreal Lumi Magique foundation in Porcelaine Rose The right swatch shows the L’oreal Infaillible 24 Matte foundation in Vanilla

After trying these items several times, I just have to say this little haul was successful. My  favourite items being the L’oreal Infallible 24 hour matte foundation. For me this foundation is full coverage and the colour matches me perfectly. Although the swatch above does not show it. The powder compliments this foundation perfectly. Totally recommend them together. What I notice when using this foundation it dries really quickly and its not suitable for people with dry skin. And if you do have dry skin and you want to use this foundation, moisturize your face like crazy.

The other love affair I started is with the L’oreal Brow artist plumper in Medium/Dark It really tames my wild brows. The only product that made me go mreh was the L’oreal Lumi Magique foundation. It did not work for me the first time I used the foundation, plus the colour was a little to dark for me. But I will give this product a shot. Otherwise I might give this foundation a shot for the summer.

Once again I should  avoid temptation and stay clear of these types of stores. Once again thank you for dropping by at Thumbelinaslifestyle. I really appreciate it. If you want to read my last haul, click here Please let me know if you have any requests to write about and if you liked this blog please like and share your thoughts on this blog.


Kim (Tiny Thumbelina)

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