# Hema Lyon : Opening & Haul !


You know me, I always come after the war. So you may already know that Hema opened a store in Lyon, and this was extremely expected by bloggers/instagramers everybody who knew about it !
Hema is a huge Dutch chain that sells everyday products like decoration and great gifts ideas, all at (very low) price and combining all quality and good design.

I was delighted to be invited to the opening night on December 8; day of the famous Festival of Lights. The celebration was very solemn, but our “small” opening night was seething and full of excitement. Let’s return to this beautiful time together :

My friend Nelly lives just in front (but I mean- JUST. IN. FRONT) of the store, so we got off at 18:30 and found, surprisingly, that there was alreadt a big queue in front of the store ! It turns out that the organization invited a hundred people, and we immediately understood that it would be less cozy than expected … But the staff’s enthusiasm and kindness as well as the pretty yummy corners allowed us to keep very good memories..


Let’s talk quickly about the store: Approximately 950 square meters of shop spread over two floors of which the ground floor is dedicated to the decoration, groceries and beauty while you will find stationery and  everything you need for your kitchen, bathroom, bedroom upstairs.

The Christmastly ground floor :haul-hema-lyon-ouverture-9haul-hema-lyon-ouverture
The huge beauty row :haul-hema-lyon-ouverture-10
The famous stationery corner !haul-hema-lyon-ouverture-6
Almost everything to furnish your whole house…


Even with a €10 gift voucher, I ended with a €49 bill and waytooheavy bags on the shoulders! To conclude this quick blogpost, here my HAUL video :

Do you like Hema? Which row(s) do you like the most ?



Avec la participation de Galadrielle V. pour la traduction -merci !



PONY EFFECT That Girl : The review !


You seemed to enjoy a lot my first blogpost on the Pony Effect That Girl line last time, it makes me so glad ! So I edited it since its official release detailing the various products of the collection… Collection I just received from the brand itself ! I am so proud right now.

To avoid a third edit on this other Pony Effect blogpost, I have decided to inaugurate a real review from scratch ! I tried to make you a slightly different video that I use to film : No front camera, no first impressions, no voiceover … Just a kind of teaser to tempt you to buy it all !  Tell me what you think about it in the commentbox, I count on your sincerity. ♡


My big favs in this Pony Effect That Girl line are the Outfit Lipsticks! As I imagined, they are creamy and pigmented … They are just perfect. The colors have been carefully chosen to perfectly highlight (almost) every skin tones, and I am in LOVE with the pretty nude Noble Brunch, the plum Vibrant Club or the cherry on the cake, the cold and timeless Red that embodies Expensive Dinner.

Get it for about $16 each on the official store.




My second favs (ok I must admit, I like absolutely everything …) are these Illusion Nail Lacquers: In all my nailpolishaddict life, I have rarely seen such opaque polishes in a single layer. I always apply two coats because I’m used to, but the first one is completely opaque, this is awesome! As for the lippies, I believe that the colors are divinely chosen since they are for everyone through a deep blue, a sparkling emerald green or pepsy fuchsia, without forgotting the flakies top coat which will highlight any color. The bottles are stunning, that come with rather thick brushes (I love thick brushes.)



In short : Long lasting, ultra pigmented, easy to apply polishes and- oh yes, their packaging, can we talk about it ?
Get it for $12 on the official store.


It is now time to talk about the palette that drew a lot of attention since its release : the Fever Shadow Palette ! It hadn’t gather only great reviews since many reproached its poor pigmentation … And I think they weren’t that wrong :  In my first post, I noted that I probably wouldn’t have fallen for this palette… And even if I already changed my mind on “very Korean shades” like Ready To Party, Beautiful Liar and Drunk Dial as they are truly hypnotic and easily wearable (but please, let’s not talk about Bad Or Good.), the pigmentation is far from being great. In the video, you can see the “natural” swatches against swatches with a “magic water” (a simple wet brush could do the same thing) below :

It still works well, and the shades aren’t dusty at all.
Get it for about $30 on the official store.


The Luminous Contouring Palette is nothing special, but perfectly embodies the motto “simple but effective“. As I mentioned in the first post (that’s why it’s a bit difficult to speak twice on the same subject … #repeat), it is perfect for very fair skin types because the bronzers are very light, unlike our occidental makeup items. These are cold and brownish tones, nothing to do with some orange and shiny bronzers around here… Everything here is just about chic and simplicity.
Get it on the official store for about $30.


As an extra, I was so surprised to receive a Pony Effect clutch bag with the brand’s holographic storm. First reaction : “kjefhsjhsbfcsjhbfsjh ;__;” I NEED to take it with me everywhere !


In addition to this superb clutcb ag, there was a Pony Effect brush kit… Like, THE KIT Pony herself is using in the teaser (yes Margaux, this is normal.). The color is very unusual, but they are so soft: I love  the face brush, and the blending one. The others have short hair and I was afraid that they would make the shadows very powdery but it was not even the case. In short, I love them but I won’t talk about it too much because they are not on sale then it is a bit of taunting. :c


This line is a real jewel : The quality, the pigmentation, the choice of the shades, their packagings… I loved everything.
In a nutshell, i am in LOVE with Pony Effect, thank you for this first (and hopefully not the last) line !