nedelja, 30. avgust 2015

Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe, Herbs And Rosewater

I've been testing out a couple skincare items over the past few months that I'll be sharing with you in the next couple of weeks. One of them is the Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe, Herbs And Rosewater. 

četrtek, 27. avgust 2015

Catrice Absolute Eye Color Eyeshadow in '720 Papaya Don't Preach'

I'm not a huge collector of single eyeshadows, because palettes make creating eye looks just so much easier, but there's been a couple of singles lately that have made it's way into my make up collection that I really like. One of them is the beautiful Catrice Absolute Eye Color Eyeshadow in 720 Papaya Don't Preach.

ponedeljek, 24. avgust 2015

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

I bought this mascara pretty soon after it was first released and I've mentioned it a couple of times before (1, 2, 3), but never sat down to write a proper review yet. I'm sure you've all heard it being mentioned and raved about on several youtube channels and beauty blogs in the past months, but it really is that good that it deserves all the attention it has gotten.
First of all, I love the packaging. I think Benefit's design team is always on point with their ideas for product packaging and besides that their flagship store in downtown San Francisco is also super cute. The mascara comes in a black tube with a pink rubbery lid. It's design is reminiscent of hair rollers which is also the main claim of the mascara - lifting and curling the lashes without using a torture device lash curler and holding the curl for up to 12 hours. There's 8,5 g/0.3 oz. of product inside.  
The special thing about this mascara is the wand. I normally prefer natural bristles, because I often end up poking myself in the eye with long bristles. The brush on this mascara wand has two sides; one of them features longer bristles and is more curved, while the bristles on the other side are almost like small hooks that catch and style the lashes, very short and slightly tapered. I have to admit that I've stopped using a curler when I use this mascara, because it does the job so well (unless I have a special occasion and want to make my lashes look more prominent). I often find that mascaras don't hold the curl on me for more than a couple of hours, and by lunch time my lashes start to look mediocre. Besides curling the lashes, this mascara also holds the curl on me for the entire day (easily 12 hours like it claims), and while it defines and coats the lashes with a formula that is not too thick or watery it also doesn't smudge or flake off (I don't usually rub my eyes, but if you do, flaking could be an issue). The formula is not waterproof but stays on the lashes well and also removes easily with a cleansing oil.
It looks great with the first coat I apply, lifting and curling the lashes and adding some length. I normally wear 2 coats (the 2nd coat adds some volume) but can get away with 3 coats without it clumping on the lashes. 
 On my eyes (I've also used the Kat Von D Shade & Light Contour Palette to define my eyes a bit):
I like this mascara a lot more that Benefit's They're Real. If you're buying it in Europe the price is quite steep, even though I like the formula and the effect it gives so much. Some bloggers have compared it to Maybelline's Lash Sensational mascara, that has a similar brush, but I haven't tried it yet, so I can't add my opinion about it. I bought mine from Look Fantastic; if you're from the States you can get it at Sephora.

nedelja, 23. avgust 2015

Max Factor Smokey Eye Drama Kit in 04 Luxe Lilacs

A couple of weeks ago Max Factor surprised me with a lovely package containing two of their new products. I haven’t tried out the Velvet Volume False Lash Effect mascara yet, but I dived into using the Smokey Eye Drama Kit Eyeshadow Palette in Luxe Lilacs right away, despite the lilac themed shades not being my usual every day choice for eye make up.

sreda, 19. avgust 2015

Essence Liquid Lipstick in 02 Beauty Secret

The latest Essence Fall/Winter collection available at the drugstore also features a fairly new to me product - liquid lipsticks. The range consists of 6 wearable everyday shades and I picked up the one called Beauty Secret.

ponedeljek, 17. avgust 2015

Glamglow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment Mask

It's not often than my thoughts about a particular product change so drastically. The Glamglow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment Mask was really hyped about two years ago and I was super excited to get a small sample to use and it was love at first sight try.

sobota, 15. avgust 2015

E.L.F. Baked Eyeshadows in 'Bark' & 'Burnt Plum'

E.L.F. Baked Eyeshadows are richly pigmented eyeshadows that are very affordable. That actually goes for the majority of E.L.F. products, but since they're revamping their UK/European website, their products are currently a bit hard to get on this side of the planet. I really hope the website will be up and functional soon, because I really want to try out more of their product, especially brushes.

četrtek, 13. avgust 2015

Summer Tan Part 2: Self-Tanners (Tanworx, St. Tropez & St. Moriz)

Two months ago I wrote a post about gradual self-tanners and as promised, today I'll continue the Summer Tan series with instant self-tanners. My skin easily burns, but also develops some tan, depending on the amount of time I spend outside in the sun, but lately I've been opting for self-tanners instead. I go through phases where I couldn't care less about tanned skin, or I either don't want to show my skin, unless it has some color to it. Hopefully this post can show some insight into self-tanning and which products are best for achieving a natural-looking bronzed skin tone without the damaging effects of the sun.

torek, 11. avgust 2015

Bourjois Liner Feutre (Felt-tip) Eyeliner

I thought it was about time to give another liquid eyeliner a chance, and give the one that I love using from Stila a well deserved break. I swatched several eyeliners from Bourjois in-store and decided to settle for the Liner Feutre Eyeliner, because it seemed to be the blackest of them all.

petek, 07. avgust 2015

Catrice Chocolate Nudes Eyeshadow Palette - 010 Choc'Let It Be

Today I'll continue with reviewing another product from the Catrice Fall collection. Earlier this week I wrote about their Eye'Matic Eyepowder Pen in 040 - Keep Calm and Love This Colour and in this post you can find out more about the Chocolate Nudes Eyeshadow Palette, that was on the top of my wish list when I first saw the press release.

sreda, 05. avgust 2015

ponedeljek, 03. avgust 2015

Catrice Eye'Matic Eyepowder Pen in 040 - Keep Calm and Love This Colour

If you've stopped by any drugstore that carries Catrice in the past week you might have noticed that they've already added a couple of products from the fall collection onto the shelves. There were several interesting items I wanted to get when I first saw the press release, but not all of them were already on display last week so I'll have to make more trips to their stand. One of the items I wanted to get were the Eye'Matic Eyepowder Pens.