petek, 30. januar 2015

Empty products #2

Another month, another empties post. I actually have another bag that is quickly filling up with used up items so there will be another similar post coming up in a couple of weeks, because I don't want to make this too long.

sreda, 28. januar 2015

Alverde Body Butter Trio

Back in December I picked up this set of Alverde mini body butters from a local drugstore (dm) and today I wanted to share my thoughts about them. Body butters are my guilty pleasure and I love trying out new brands and scents they come up with. For the winter I usually prefer nutty scents, but in the summer I like something fresh & fruity.
This set from Alverde includes three mini body butters (50 ml): 
- Hibiscus and Shea Butter: floral and fresh scent;
- Aloe Vera & Mango Butter: sweet and exotic scent
- Pomegranate & Cocoa Butter: fruity-sweet.
They feel very pleasant on the skin and have a soft, creamy texture. After I apply them they don't leave any greasy residue and sink into the skin surprisingly fast, leaving behind a nice scent that is not overpowering and stays on the skin for about 4 hours. The skin is left feeling super soft. Considering these were released in the winter I was a bit surprised with the scent combinations, that would perhaps work better in the spring or summer time, but I didn't mind that too much, since the texture and formula was nourishing enough for the winter time as well.
I'm unsure if these come in a larger size, but I would be very interested to get the Aloe Vera & Mango Butter and Hibiscus & Shea butter in a bigger version.
If you can still spot these at dm I highly recommend you try them out - they only cost around 2-3 €, if I remember correctly.

ponedeljek, 26. januar 2015

ASOS Beauty Haul

ASOS website is mainly known for stocking a large amount of clothing and accessories, but they also sell a surprisingly vast range of beauty and skin care items. Every once in a while I decide to order a couple things that are not available at local stores, other online shops or are simply on offer - free shipping is a major plus.

četrtek, 22. januar 2015

Le Rouge Culte de Chanel (Rouge N'19, Rouge Flamboyant, Laque Rouge)

While we're still waiting for the Spring Collection Rȇverie Parisienne to land at Chanel counters in Slovenia it's a perfect opportunity that I finally feature a post about the Le Rouge Culte de Chanel collection of rereleased cult red nail polishes from the 80's.

ponedeljek, 19. januar 2015

L'Occitane Shea Butter Cleansing Oil

Last week I stopped by the L'Occitane shop in Ljubljana and picked up a small gift for my Mom's birthday. But since she doesn't really wear make up, except for some concealer, she was more than happy to let me try the newly released Shea Cleansing Oil from L'Occitane.

petek, 16. januar 2015

Barry M Natural Glow Palette - Review & Swatches

Today I wanted to share my thoughts about the Barry M Natural Glow Palette that I bought from Asos a couple of months ago. It contains 6 eyeshadows and a blush, nicely packaged in a sturdy small cardboard palette with a magnet that keeps it closed. Included are also two applicators, but they are pretty much useless, and a decent sized mirror.

sreda, 14. januar 2015

Lush - Mask of Magnaminty Review

I've neglected my love for Lush over the past year or two, so it was about time I paid them another visit in October when I picked up a couple of items. I've never tried any of the Lush face masks before so I didn't know what to expect with this one. I picked up the self-conserving version of the Mask of Magnaminty, which has a more pasty texture and doesn't feel as dry and hard to apply.

ponedeljek, 12. januar 2015

Diptyque Résine Candle Review

Each year Diptyque releases a number of different candles, including limited edition ones for the Holiday season. I've seen numerous different Diptyque candles on tables of different (beauty) bloggers and was always intrigued by how simple and beautiful the glass itself was. Last fall I bought my first candle from them (Santal) and since I loved the scent so much I decided to try another one in December from their Holiday collection.

četrtek, 08. januar 2015

FeelUnique Winter Sale Picks

Right before Christmas there was another thing to be excited about the Holiday season - the FeelUnique sale also started and since I was looking forward to that a couple of weeks prior I wanted to share what I decided to pick up. During December I made a few too many purchases and I'll be sharing my #DecemberSins in the next couple of weeks (my only excuse/reasoning is having some extra funds from my birthday in November).

ponedeljek, 05. januar 2015

Topshop Beauty Haul

About a month ago Topshop Beauty became available at FeelUnique and I was very excited to pick up a couple of things, because I've only heard good reviews and I love trying out new things that are not easily available back at home. It's been a while since I've been to London or any other city with a Topshop store, so in my opinion this was a great decision and a simple option for everyone who doesn't easily go to Topshop can also pick these items up.

petek, 02. januar 2015

2015 Resolutions/Plans

Mid-December I had this great idea about a post promising a 100 day shopping ban. Then I saw the images and a couple of reviews for the upcoming Chanel's spring make up collection and realized that simply won't be possible (#firstworldproblems). Judging from my purchases in December I really should think about working in that directing, but reading all the other blogs make me add so many new items to my wish list that I would also love to try. I will work towards spending less money on make-up related items and appreciate my collection more. I own way too many eyeshadow palettes already, so I'll try to not add anything in that area, but I'm still searching for a 'perfect' foundation, so I need to devote more effort towards that. I find the idea of the 'Pan project' really intriguing and I hope to adopt that to my lifestyle more. 
I also wish to travel more which is very much related to spending less money on make up, so this should be a great motivation to save some funds. I hope to travel to Denmark and New York this year, but I probably won't be able to continue my 'tradition' of spending a couple of weeks in California. Well, it's hard to make such decisions, since the year just started.
With photography being my main love and interest I hope to also work more on my writing. I have a couple of great ideas about what I'm planning to do this year (blog related), with regular updates being my main goal. There is always much room for improvement and I'm striving towards perfection. 

Happy New Year!