In the first half of this year I was drawn to using cleansing oils (here and here) to remove makeup in the evening, mainly because I had a bad skin reaction when I started using a cleansing balm in the past. After trying and falling in love with Emma Hardie's Cleansing Cloths I decided to also try her Moringa Cleansing Balm and as I mentioned in last month's favourites it's become my go-to product I reach for in the evening to remove my makeup.
sreda, 30. december 2015
torek, 29. december 2015
A skin care item that's probably missing in a lot of routines until the first lines and wrinkles become (more) apparent is certainly an eye cream. My under eye area isn't too dry or otherwise problematic but it certainly needed a moisture boost, so I decided to try the raved about Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado. I was looking forward to trying the rich and creamy texture that becomes water-light as you warm it up with your fingers and pat it gently into the skin.
ponedeljek, 28. december 2015
With winter, skin on my body (and especially my legs) usually becomes dry, which can be a problem. I try using richer body lotions and butters to help with the issue. One of the products that is a must year-round for me is a scrub and now that I think of it I've only been using oil-infused scrubs lately (Garnier Oil Beauty Oil-Infused Nourishing Scrub and Afrodita 100% SPA - Sugar Scrub) that help nourish the skin during and after exfoliation.
sobota, 26. december 2015
For the past two weeks I've been obsessed with this lipstick and although it's been in my collection for a while already, I never felt like I really loved the shade - until I paired it with MAC Soar Lip Pencil recently and it became my favourite everyday combination to wear. Often in winter I don't wear anything else but lip balm on my lips, because they can get surprisingly dry, but the weather lately has been more autumnal than wintery so I've been getting away with wearing semi-matte/velvety lipstick finishes without flaky and dry lips.
ponedeljek, 21. december 2015
I'm finally sitting down to write a review for this amazing eyeshadow primer from Urban Decay. I've been using it since I got a small sample with my Naked eyeshadow palette and have since repurchased it. My lids can't decide if they want to be oily or dry so I need a reliable product that will keep the eyeshadow and eyeliner in place no matter what.
nedelja, 20. december 2015
A while ago I picked up a couple of products from the re-launched H&M Beauty line and immediately had to promise myself not to return until I properly test and see how I feel about everything I got. This creamy eyeshadow pencil in the shade Fairytale was the first item I decided to try out and I really like it.
četrtek, 17. december 2015
As soon as the temperatures drop and it starts to get cold I start having serious issues with the dryness of my lips. I try my best to always carry a lip balm or two with me and use a more nourishing treatment at night, but my lips can still get flakey and chapped, which is when a lip scrub enters the game. I've had this Lush Bubblegum one for a couple of months and like it a lot.
ponedeljek, 14. december 2015
Last edition of empty products for this year. I have tried my best to use up some products I've had around for close to a year and I'm glad I've finally used them up.
petek, 11. december 2015
I actually picked up the raved about highlighter Mary-Lou Manizer from theBalm about a year ago and even though I liked it from the start I never actually sat down to write a review about it. One of the reasons is also that my skin quickly gets a sheen, so for the most part I don't even need a highlighter in the summer/warmer months.
sreda, 09. december 2015
Last month I was invited to a L'Occitane event put on by their Slovenian team and after the event we received a goody bag filled with items from their collaboration with Pierre Hermé Paris. I already wrote a post about it, featuring some gifting ideas from the brand and today I have two reviews ready for two items from their Holiday collection: Pamplemousse Rhubarbe Hand Cream* and Miel Mandarine Lip Balm*.
ponedeljek, 07. december 2015
I'm posting last month's favourites slightly later than usually, because I've been a bit busier this past week. Some of the items are making a repeat appearance, but that just means I really like them and I have a feeling they will also be featured in the yearly recap of my favourite items.
sobota, 05. december 2015
I've calmed down with buying eyeshadow palettes significantly, but as soon as I saw that Anastasia Beverly Hills was launching their Self-Made Palette I knew I wanted to get my hands on it. A mixture of warm neutrals with two pops of color made me fall in love with it and after I've been using it for over a month it's become one of my most loved palettes in my collection.
četrtek, 03. december 2015
A while ago I was searching for a brown mascara and this Revlon Lash Potion mascara was the closest to it from the selection available at the local drugstore. I rarely have trouble with mascaras flaking off or smudging so I went with the usual version (I don't even know if it comes in waterproof formula).
torek, 01. december 2015
About two years ago I discovered the magical product that is Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Usage Dry Oil. It's functionality in combating dryness of the skin or hair is impressive and I can't get enough of it's sweet and addictive scent. I've used a number of other Nuxe Body Care items besides it and it's hard not to fall in love with them. I especially like their Gel Douche Fondant Shower Gel with almond and orange flower petals, which I've lately been neglecting in favour of their recent release Prodigieux Huile de Douce Shower Oil with Golden Shimmer.