sreda, 25. november 2015

First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser with Red Clay

I love trying out new skin care items, hoping to discover that one magical product that will work well with my skin which is pretty sensitive and prone to breakouts. Last year I was using the First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser (in the blue tube) and loved it, but when I was finished with it I thought I would buy their Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser with Red Clay instead, because it seemed like it would be better suited for my skin.

ponedeljek, 23. november 2015

Maybelline New York Fit Me Concealer in 15 - Fair

For the longest time I was struggling with finding the right shade and undertone of concealers in our drugstores. If they were the right shade they were usually way too yellow and looked very obvious despite my best attempts at blending it out.  When I first ordered the Maybelline Fit Me concealer I ended up picking up the wrong shade (20 - Light) which quickly ended up in my mom's hands, but then realized there was another lighter one available so I got that one instead.

sobota, 21. november 2015

L`Occitane en Provence & Pierre Hermé Paris - ideje za obdarovanje, ki ocarajo/Captivating LE Collaboration Between L`Occitane & Pierre Hermé


Skozi vse leto se po različna darila najraje odpravim v L'Occitane, saj najlažje najdem izdelke, ki bodo prejemnika (ali mene samo) zagotovo razveselili, najsi gre za kultno kremo za roke s karitejevim maslom ali izdelek iz katere od omejenih kolekcij, ki so na voljo v danem trenutku. V preteklem tednu sem se zato z veseljem udeležila predstavitve novih kolekcij in sodelovanja med Olivierjem Baussanom, ustanoviteljem L'Occitana, in pariškim slaščičarskim mojstrom Pierrom Herméjem, čigar slastni makroni so veliko pozornosti deležni tudi na Instagramu. Njuno sodelovanje je sad obrodilo ravno v predprazničnem času, zato je bila predstavitev novih izdelkov in prikaz ličnega zavijanja daril izbrana pravilno in časovno premišljeno. V tem sodelovanju so nastale tri kolekcije, ki jih povezujejo in sestavljajo nepričakovani prepleti sestavin in strokovnega znanja, končni rezultat pa je pravcati poklon prefinjenim skrivnostnim gurmanskim kombinacijam in lepotam Korzike ter naravnemu bogastvu, ki ga ponujajo sredozemske pokrajine.

This past week I was cordially invited to a lovely event organized at the local L'Occitane store in Ljubljana where our lovely hosts presented us with some facts about the recently-launched LE collaboration between L`Occitane & pastry chef Pierre Hermé. The collection is made up of several products in three scent families:  Pamplemousse Rhubarbe (grapefruit and rhubarb), Jasmin Immortelle Neroli (jasmine, immortelle and neroli) and Miel Mandarine (honey and mandarin), inspired by nature's gifts on the island Corsica and Mediterranean landscape as well as secret and unexpected gourmet ingredient combinations.
Pamplemousse Rhubarbe - prepletenost grenivke, rabarbare, nageljnovih žbic in muškatnega oreščka ustvari svežo citrusno dišavo, ki je primerna tako za moške kot ženske. Ob prvem nanosu prevladuje sveži vonj grenivke, ki po nekaj minutah postane sladkejši, vendar še vedno ohrani citrusno-sadno svežino ter bazni noti sivke in cedre. Poleg toaletne vodice kolekcijo sestavljajo še gel za prhanje, mleko za telo, krema za roke, parfumsko milo in balzam za ustnice.

Jasmin Immortelle Neroli - uravnotežena harmonija jasmina, suhocvetnice in nerolija ustvari elegantno lahkotno, vendar prefinjeno čutno dišavo, ki ima sprva precej sadno-limonin svež vonj, nato pa jo poleg cvetličnih not dopolnita še mošus in jantar. Pretežno cvetna, vendar še vedno sveža, me je med tremi dišavami novih izdelkov ta najbolj očarala in je odličen kontrast zimskim vonjem, kjer običajno prevladujejo tople, začimbne ali lesne mešanice. Poleg toaletne vodice kolekcijo sestavljajo še lesketajoči puder za telo, gel za prhanje, mleko za telo, krema za roke, parfumsko milo in balzam za ustnice.

Miel Mandarine - preplet sveže mandarine in aromatične suhocvetnice in medu prav tako ne razočara. Vonj je precej nežen, zato sta krema za roke in balzam za ustnice iz te kolekcije primerna tudi za bolj občutljive, ki ne marajo premočno odišavljenih izdelkov.
Poleg nove kolekcije pa so odlična ideja za obdarovanje v prihajajočem prazničnem času tudi njihove uspešnice iz klasičnih kolekcij Karitejevega masla, Mandlja, Sivke ali Suhocvetnice (Immortelle) ter Divjega brina ali Cedrata za moške.





Po končani predstavitvi in sladkanju z makroni sem prejela še darilno vrečko z izdelki iz novih kolekcij, sama pa sem dodala še zgodnje darilo za svoj prihajajoči rojstni dan, Mandljevo koncentrirano mleko, ki sem ga imela že dolgo na listi želja. Ob tej priložnosti se želim zahvaliti ekipi L'Occitane Slovenija in Niki iz Beautifullblog za povabilo na gurmansko dišavno druženje.
Vse omenjene izdelke ter ostale ideje za darila lahko najdete v spletni trgovini L'Occitane na strani www.loccitane.si ter poiščete v njihovih trgovinah in drugih veleprodajnih mestih po Sloveniji. Navdih za darila lahko poiščete tudi v njihovem katalogu božičnih daril, kjer sem tudi sama že našla nekaj popolnih kompletov z izdelki za obdarovanje bližnjih.
A wide selection of products from the mentioned LE Collaboration between L'Occitane and Pierre Hermé is available online as well as at your local L'Occitane shop/stockist.

petek, 20. november 2015

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in 'Cruella'

NARS has slowly been winning me over with every product I get from them and their Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in 'Cruella' is no exception. A combination of a lipstick and lip pencil makes for precise and easy application in a convenient jumbo pencil that is easy to sharpen with minimal-to-no waste.

sreda, 18. november 2015

Melvita Lavender Officinalis Purifying Floral Water

One of the most popular products from Melvita are probably their floral waters. They have a whole range designed for different skin concerns and because my skin likes playing tricks on me I decided to try their balancing and purifying Lavender floral water

ponedeljek, 16. november 2015

Bourjois Healthy Balance Compact Unifying Powder in 52 - Vanilla

With oily skin, using setting and mattifying powders is almost a necessity. Drugstores usually offer more than enough decent options and I especially like reaching after translucent versions that don't add any colour to the skin. But since not every powder I want to try is available in a translucent shade the next slightly riskier & not always the best option for anyone with a fair skin tone is getting the lightest shade.

sobota, 14. november 2015

Green Line Hydro Mineral Day and Night-time Moisturizer for Normal Skin


When I was growing up, my mom used to use Green Line skin care almost exclusively, but I haven't tried much from the brand until recently. I was looking for a new moisturizer and I came across this one on offer, so I decided to try it out. I picked up the version for normal skin, despite the fact that my skin is pretty oily, because I mainly intended to use it as a night time moisturizer.

sreda, 11. november 2015

Burt's Bees Lip Shine/Gloss in 30 - Wink


In the past month my lips have been really dry which has mostly enabled me from wearing lipstick on a daily basis. As night treatment I've been using the raved about Nuxe Reve de Miel Lip Balm, but it has a pretty thick consistency so I wanted to use something lighter formula-wise during the day. I think everyone's stash consists of multiple lip balms and I sometimes feel like lips get used to the formula and lip balms kind of stop being moisturizing, so I often like to switch them up. The one that's found a permanent spot in my hand bag lately is a tinted Burt's Bees Lip Shine/Gloss/Balm.

ponedeljek, 09. november 2015

nedelja, 08. november 2015

L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream


L'Occitane's Shea Butter Hand Cream is a classic I keep coming back to. I first bought it back in high school, when I considerend it a small luxury and I especially like to repurchase these when they come out with limited edition packaging and spin off travel versions in different scents and collections. There is a reason why this is probably one of the most known L'Occitane products around - the clean and calming scent, creamy, rich and nourishing formula, without making the texture greasy make for a winning recipe and lovely smooth skin on your hands.

sobota, 07. november 2015

Balea Aqua Feuchtigkeits Moisturizing Serum


Today I have a quite affordable skincare item to share with you. Roaming through DM more than necessary I came across this Serum a couple of months ago and it has quickly become of the staples in my daily skincare routine. I've used it through out summer and continue to use it in this colder months.

ponedeljek, 02. november 2015

October 2015 Favourites

Another month has swiftly gone by so it's time for favourites again. Besides these I've also tried some new skincare items, but I need to use them for more than 3-4 weeks to be sure how I like them, so I'll probably feature some next month.