Review : ‘Paint Runner Pro’ … Does it really works??

As you might know from previous blogs, I’m almost moving out here. Time for a new place.

A new place, with all white walls? Euhm ‘white’ walls ? Something that I really hate as a fashionlover, shoelover and just a lifestyleblogger. I just can’t imagine how I can live in a house with all white walls? It’s so boring, right?

When you watch some television during the day, you might have seen all the promo about ‘Téléshopping’ (that’s the name here in Belgium). So you can buy online stuff you saw at the commercial. For all those commercials I had something about it “could that reallt be possible?”. I’m always a bit suspicious when it’s about something that’s on the televion.

Really Good products don’t need all the fame of televion, they are good and people already know it.

So, let’s go back to the “Paint Runner Pro”.

I bought me one … or two???

So before Christmas it happened. I bought a Paint Runner Pro online at Bol.com (a Dutch webshop who just sells everything). I was like buy one and get one for free.

First I was like. If you need one, what would you be with a second set? Yess, it was a whole set of paint rollers for the sides and the small ends.

After using the Paint Runner Pro, I have to admit why you get a second one ! 

So about a few weeks ago it was time to get the painting starting in my new house.  A lot of work and it’s still not finished the way I wanted it.

The 2 tools that were delivered with the Paint Runner Pro (for the small pieces and the ends of the walls) are just horrible to use. I ended up with buying a new small normal paint roller in the store.

In the commercials they are using the Paint Runner Pro without putting some tape around the edges. This really doesn’t work. I have to put some tape before painting. Okay, I’m not the most handy girl out there, but for this creative girl it was a nightmare without tape.

I also have terrible pain in my wrists and hands because of some Rheumatism (that will be tested the next month). They say ‘everybody can paint everywall with this’. Well it’s def not if you have pain in your hands. It’s a very hard task in the beginning when the Paint Runner Pro is just filled with paint. Sooooo painfull it was.

Near the end of the paint I went a bit smoother, and then it was okay to paint the next layer of the walls.

Overall, I’m still in doubt if this was the best way to paint my walls pink or that I should have used a regular paint roller.

Here are some pictures of the Pro and contra I had with this Paint Runner Pro.

So this was the start where I used the Paint Runner Pro. It was so heavy to paint with, but the coverage of the paint was very good. Very smooth in the way the paint turned out on the walls.

Because the first time using the Paint Runner Pro while it was full was so heavy, it left me with all those marks on the left side. As you can see on the right see (when the Paint Runner Pro was almost empthy) it went a bit smoother and less marks on the wall.

Here’s the Paint Runner Pro during the painting my walls process. Paint all over it, and equal on every side. This was when the paint was almost gone. On the right side is the little paint roller I have to buy because the other Paint Runner Pro pieces didn’t work.

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This is the wall in my living room after 2 layers with the Paint Runner Pro. In the Kitchen, restroom and bathroom I only needed 2 layers of paint, but here in the living room I need a thirth extra layer because it doens’t look the way I wanted it to be.

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The kitchen in the back is well okay, while it’s the same color of paint and I used the same tools as in the livingroom.

REVIEW

So here are my pro’s and some negative points of this Paint Runner Pro. It’s easy when you have to paint like all the walls at the same time, walls without a lot of electricity or edges.

It’s really heavy when you just filled it with paint, but when it’s almost empty it’s really easy and really fun to work with it.

The 2 other items from Paint Runner Pro are not that practical in use, and especially not without some tape on the walls.

Would I buy it again, or recommend it to someone else?

Yess, if you want to paint your walls in one color, within the following days. No, if you are planning on using more than one collor on your walls  !

Why ? See below …

How to clean this ???

Something I really don’t get is “how do you clean the inside and the whole roller?” If you can help me, please let me know. Really need some help in cleaning this on the inside.

It’s clean but there’s still some pink just everywhere. I just can’t figure out how I can clean all the pink left on the inside. *soconfusing*

The way I see it now is … You can only use it for JUST ONE COLOR and just one color ! One thing I really understand now is why you get a second one, or buy one get one for free.

You need one for your white walls and one if your are planning to use some color. Don’t know if that’s the real reason but for me it’s.

I have the same thing with the second Paint Runner Pro ! I just can’t clean all the white primer paint out of it. It’s getting soooo frustrating as I was planning to use this Paint Runner Pro for a green color and a black one. Oh No, and I’m not planning on buying a new set for those colors. Guess I’ll have a trip to my local Hubo store and get me a regular roller.

Tips for me … Please leave a reaction below. I really want to know how to clean it in a good way, so I can use it for other colors too. 

It looks a bit dirty and so not clean, but this is how it looks after washing & washing & washing *hopeless*

If you are planning on buying one, I got mine from the Dutch site below. I guess it’s been selling all over the world.

Paint Runner Pro – Bol.com

Total look ?

Well you have to wait just a bit longer, till it is finished

Love Lucy xx

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Trying out… cheap make-up by Lidl

English below

Beauty geek or make-up junkie

Eigenlijk best wel twee woorden die mij eigenlijk goed beschrijven. Ik heb een grote passie voor make-up, en niet alleen de merken die je bijvoorbeeld in elke drogisterij vindt, maar ook van high-end merken (of merken die je enkel online vanuit België kan kopen).

Als autistisch meisje heb ik ook mijn merken waar ik niet van afwijk. Het is voor mij moeilijk om steeds iets anders op het gebied van make-up uit te proberen als er iets nieuws komt. Ik heb wat tijd nodig om overtuigd te raken om het dan ook te gaan gebruiken in plaats van mijn vertrouwde make-up.

Sinds 4 oktober 2017 hebben we hier in de buurt een Lidl die geopend is op een nieuwe locatie. In het vorige filiaal kon ik als #aspie autistisch persoon nooit winkelen. Die winkel was te klein en er was gewoon te veel aanbod voor die kleine winkel.

Nu dit filiaal geopend is, ben ik echt fan van de winkel & ga ik er ook meer dan 3 keer per week mijn boodschappen doen. Brede gangen, uitgebreid aanbod, meer overzicht enzovoort maakt dat ik er niet zo erg overprikkeld raak. (yeah)

Tijdens mijn eerste bezoek kocht ik al een BB creme van Cien, het merk van Lidl. Die vond ik heel erg goedkoop, en wou gewoon eigenlijk eens zien of het net zo goed werkte als mijn vertrouwde BB creme van Clinique. Ik was meteen enthousiast, wauw die creme werkte super goed.

Weken heb ik dan staan twijfelen of ik ook die andere make-up producten eens een kans ging geven of niet. Die prijs was heel aanlokkelijk, hun BB creme was erg goed, maar toch mijn vertrouwde lipstick omruilen tegen deze van Cien? Euhm, best hard over nagedacht, getwijfeld, maar raakte niet overtuigd om die te kopen.

Tot … gisteren. Gisterochtend nog even boodschappen gedaan voor ik moest werken, en dan ben ik toch bezweken om deze eens te kopen en uit te testen.

Zo had ik de volgende producten gekocht om te onderwerpen aan mijn test …

  • Cien Foundation 010 shell
  • Cien Lipstick 14 Red Carpet
  • Cien Lipstick 11 Fushia Pink
  • Cien Lipstick 10 Cosy Rose

Bij het openen van de plastic merkte ik al op dat die lipstick Cien 14 Red Carpet, stuk is. Het dopje sluit niet goed, dus kan ik die nergens mee naar toe nemen. Best wel jammer 😦

Foundation … prima dekking, ruikt anders maar niet onaangenaam, voelt zacht, en geeft een mooie kleur.
Echt onder de indruk dat je voor die kleine prijs zo’n goede dekking hebt. Of dit nu mijn alledaagse foundation wordt als ik moet gaan werken ? Euhm, nee ik denk het niet. Niet voor het werk, maar zeker voor andere gelegenheden !

Lipsticks … de lipsticks zijn echt prachtig van kleur, zijn super zacht, dekken goed, en zeker hun geld waard. Ik denk niet dat je een betere lipstick op de markt vind voor die prijs.

Na het uittesten, ben ik wel onder de indruk van deze producten van Lidl. Echt geweldig!

Waarom ik deze dan niet dagelijks ga gebruiken? Dat heeft niets te maken dat ze van mindere kwaliteit zijn of totaal niet voldoen aan mijn verwachtingen. Het heeft alles te maken met mijn lichte vorm van autisme. Ik kan niet zomaar op één twee drie veranderen naar iets anders als ik al zo vertrouwd ben met iets.

Dat beetje ‘zekerheid’ heb ik dan nog wel nodig om mijn dag in de juiste volgorde te kunnen starten.

Eén ding staat vast … deze producten ga ik zeker nog kopen of toch nog een ander tintje van lipstick erbij nemen tijdens mijn volgend bezoek aan Lidl.

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Liefs, Lucy xx

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Beauty geek or make-up junkie

Those two descriptions are just made for me. I have a big passion for make-up, and not only the brands you can find at a drugstore but also for high-end products (most of those products I have to order online because you can’t find them in Belgium). Grr.

As an autistic girl I have my brands that I use all the time and that I never change. It’s so hard to change something I got used to, so it’s also hard to try out new make-up stuff when there’s something new on the market. I always need some time to be convinced to try it out and use it insteat of my regular make-up. Most of the time the high-end make-up I want to try but was not sure was, is sold-out when I’m convinced to give it a try. (story of my life 😥 )

On october 4, 2017 Lidl has opend a brand new store here in my neighbourghood. A new location for the old store. In the old store I could never shop, because it was so smal and filled with way to many stuff. I always ended up with a meltdown after a visit, so I stopped shopping there.

Now that this store is openen, I’m just a huge fan & I’m shopping there like 3 time a week (or more if I have to go to work nearby). It’s a big store, not many noices, no bright lights, more space etc. I really love shopping there.

At the day of my first visit I bought a BB creme from Cien, the brand of Lidl. It was very cheap so I bought to find out if it was as good as mine from Clinique. I was just so in love with this product. It felt great and ik was so perfect on my skin.

Weeks since the beginning of October i was in doubt about buying ohter make-up products from the Cien brand. The price was very good for a drugstore lipstick, their BB creme was very good, so why not? Could I use another brand of lipstick insteat of the ones I’m using for weeks now. Euhm, thought about it very hard, was in doubt, but never I was that convinced to buy it.

Till … yesterday. Yesterday morning it dit some shopping at Lidl before I had to be at work, and yess I bought them to testing them.

These products I bought to test them out …

  • Cien Foundation 010 shell
  • Cien Lipstick 14 Red Carpet
  • Cien Lipstick 11 Fushia Pink
  • Cien Lipstick 10 Cosy Rose

When I opened the plastic I noticed that the cap of the lipstick 14 Red Carpet was broken. The cap doesn’t close very well, so I never can take the lipstick with me. Kind of sad 😥

Foundation … the couverage is soooo good, it smells different but not bad, feels creamy en gives a nice color. I’m totally impressed that you can have such a great couverage for that little price. I’m not sure if this is going to be my everyday foundation to put on when I go to work. But I sure will be using this on other occasions.

Lipsticks … the lipsticks are really gorgous, the color is so beautiful, super soft, good couverage en for that price really good. It’s just unbelievable that you can have this lipstick for that price.

After testing, i’m totally impressed of how good those products from Lidl were. Just incredible.

Why I’m not going to use them everyday? Well, that not because they are not that great or something to do with the product. It’s just my autism that holds me back. I just can change all the products I’m using just by a day. I need time to think, to take little steps to change the morning habbit I have & the products I’m using.

I just need that little thing of being sure my day is going to be good when I do those things or use those products.

One thing is for sure …. I’m going to buy those products again or maybe another extra shade of the lipsticks !

 

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Love Lucy xx