petek, 30. december 2016

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette

The Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette caused a real stir when it was first released and I immediately fell in love with the warm rich tones inside. It took a while before I was finally able to get my hands on it and let me tell you-it was well worth the wait.

sreda, 28. december 2016

Catrice Prêt-à-Lumière LE Collection Picks

Last week a new Catrice LE collection arrived to our shelves and I'll be sharing swatches and some first impressions from my picks today. The collection was created with the strobing and highlighting trends in mind and features a selection of cream, powder and liquid highlighters, as well as creamy eye & brow pencils and glossy lipstick. Highlighting is a trend I've only recently embraced and don't have a large selection of such products yet, so I thought this collection would be perfect for trying out new textures and undertones.

petek, 16. december 2016

CLIO Kill Black Waterproof Brush Eye Liner

I was browsing online when I came across a review that compared CLIO Kill Black Brush Liner with Kat Von D's Tattoo Liner (which has been on my wishlist of product I've been wanting to try) as dupes, so I opted for this one instead. Korean brand CLIO makes a variety of makeup items, but I feel like they are most well known for different types of eyeliners and brow products.

ponedeljek, 12. december 2016

sobota, 10. december 2016

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in 05 Infinite Rose & 13 Marvelous Mauve

I've realized long ago that liquid lipsticks and my lips don't get along all that well. Despite that I still like trying out new formulas hoping I'll find one that will not feel as drying on my lips. I've purchased two Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stains a while back and it took me awhile to get used to the formula (I generally prefer a lipstick with medium opacity).

petek, 02. december 2016

sreda, 30. november 2016

BIORÉ UV AQUA Rich Watery Gel SPF 50+ PA++++

In the past year and a half I've gotten more committed to wearing reliable sun protection and Asian sunscreens came as one of the most often recommended ones. I've posted several reviews for facial sunscreens on the blog in the past but there was always something missing for me to really like and repurchase any of them – mainly the greasy finish they would leave on my skin after a couple of hours. Fast forward to earlier this year when I finally decided to listen to all the reviews online and purchase a couple of the Bioré sunscreens, hoping at least one of them could be better suited for my skin. Let's have a look at the BIORÉ UV AQUA Rich Watery Gel SPF 50+ PA++++ today.

ponedeljek, 28. november 2016

COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence

I've been getting more and more immersed in Korean skincare and COSRX has quickly become one of my favourite brands. I've seen a lot of reviews around raving about their Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence and thought it was about time I tried it myself.

petek, 25. november 2016

L'Oreal True Match Concealer in Ivory

I'm sure you've all heard of or tried the L'Oreal True Match foundation. It comes in a variety of shades and undertones, although all are not available in every country. I had no idea they also made a concealer to go with it, so when I spotted it, I quickly picked up the lightest shade Ivory.

sreda, 23. november 2016

USA Haul (Sephora, Ulta & drugstore)

Today I'm finally back with a new post. As some of you might know I was visiting the Bay Area (California) for the past three months and despite my best efforts I didn't get to post that much. I was busy with hauling though, so let's have a look at the items I picked up. 

sobota, 12. november 2016

Empty Products #22 (Travel Edition)

Today I'll be sharing some empties I've managed to use up while travelling for the last three months. When I was packing I mainly focused on taking with me smaller travel-sized items, but also took with me half-used full sized products which I assumed would get used up in this time.

sreda, 19. oktober 2016

Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette by Mario

I've been desperately waiting for the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette to come back in stock, but it seems like it's going to take them longer that expected to restock so I've settled on their recent release - collaboration with the makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic for the Master Palette by Mario. I remember seeing photos of their first color schemes quite some time ago and since I really like the naturally enhanced looks he does I've been intrigued from the start.

torek, 18. oktober 2016

Benefit They're Real Tinted Lash Primer

I've only used one lash primer from Dior before and had mixed thoughts about it, but was more intrigued by the tinted version Benefit came out with. I've also been wanting to try a brown mascara in the past summer and thought that this product could easily double as a primer and mascara for me.

četrtek, 13. oktober 2016

Bourjois 123 Perfect Colour Correcting Cream in 31 Ivory

I've been using this Bourjois 123 Perfect Colour Correcting cream for the longest time but never got around to reviewing it yet. I've tried several BB/CC creams before this one, but they were always very obviously too dark for my skintone.

petek, 30. september 2016

H&M High Impact Eye Colour (Single Eye Shadows) in Sahara Dawn and Molten Mauve

I was pretty excited when H&M launched their revamped makeup collection and our country was actually a part of the launch. Soon after I picked up a couple of items and I have a review for two of the single eyeshadows ready today.

sobota, 24. september 2016

Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask To Clear Pores

I love using masks and particularly love trying different charcoal masks which promise a way to clearer complexion. I've used many with different results, but there are only a few I keep coming back to, actually repurchase and don't move on to the next product. The Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask To Clear Pores is one of those.

četrtek, 15. september 2016

Tom Ford Lips & Boys 18 - Addison & 47 - Cary Lipsticks

I've been a fan of Tom Ford's work for a while, including his makeup line. I find the packaging so elegant and classy and wanted to own a piece or two from the makeup range, so when his products became available to order from Net-a-Porter I was finally able to try something. Last fall he came out with an extended line of Lips & Boys lipstick minis, named after special men in his life. I decided to buy two, one nude and one 'bolder' red to try. Beware - this is a picture heavy post.

nedelja, 11. september 2016

NARS Orgasm Blush & Laguna Bronzer Duo

I love it when brands come out with small and compact editions which feature their best selling products or products they are most known for, because that makes products a bit more accessible to try. NARS has a couple of duos available and one of them contains both their best known Orgasm blush and Laguna bronzer

ponedeljek, 05. september 2016

Ole Henriksen Pure Truth Youth Activating Oil (Rose Hips Seed Oil)

Despite warm summery weather when everyone probably strives to use light gel moisturizers in thin layers, I've kept using facial oils in my routine. I used up my beloved NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Usage Dry Oil and before I repurchase I wanted to first try some other oils I was interested in, to see if I end up liking any of them better. Ole Henriksen's range of skin care is quite diverse and I've tried a couple of products from them before. 

četrtek, 25. avgust 2016

August Favourites

I'm posting this month's monthly favourites a couple days earlier than usually, because I took the photos last week already. I've also packed some of the mentioned products with me on my trip, so they're products I truly like to use.

ponedeljek, 22. avgust 2016

Sephora & US drugstore wishlist

For today's post I compiled a quite extensive wishlist of products I hope to haul in the next couple of months from Sephora and US Drugstores. I won't get into too much detail of each product, I might just mention which ones I would like to get first.

četrtek, 18. avgust 2016

Long Haul Flight Essentials

For today I have prepared a roundup of essential products for long haul flights. I scheduled this the night before I leave for on an exciting journey, but more about the destination later. I remember flying long haul for the first time four years ago and I didn't think about taking any additional care for my skin, so I payed the consequences for a couple days after landing. This time I've tried to think ahead and select a range of tested products I can rely on.

ponedeljek, 15. avgust 2016

Empty Products #20 a.k.a. Summer Empties Megapost, pt. 1

Today I have some empties to share with you and since there are too many to fit them all in one post (without it getting too long/boring), I decided to split them into two parts. Look out for the second one, which should be up in a couple of days. This one mainly features body and hair items and the next one will have more skin care empties.

petek, 12. avgust 2016

Golden Rose Longstay Liquid Matte Lipstick in 04

A while back I saw that Golden Rose released their line of liquid lipsticks so I thought it was about time I finally paid a visit to one of their stands. They have a quite large selection of products, but I was mainly just looking to get one or two shades of these lipsticks, so I didn't pay much attention to other products. There were several shades I was initially interested in, but I decided to only get one, in case I didn't like the formula.

sreda, 10. avgust 2016

Sun Dance Facial Self-tanning Cream (Selbst Bräunungs Creme)

Even though my body generally tans pretty easily I only get more freckles on my face with sun exposure. With wearing a sufficient amount of SPF you will drastically reduce sunspots and aging of the skin, but I can't get used to the contrast between my white face and slightly less white body and still want to wear SPF on my face regularly, so I've been using the Sun Dance Facial Self-tanning Cream to make the transition less noticeable.

ponedeljek, 08. avgust 2016

Urban Decay De-Slick Oil-Control Makeup Setting Spray

If you watch beauty youtube videos you know that setting sprays are all the rage right now. But unlike everyone wanting to add maximum glow to their look, I mostly tend to mattify the skin, especially in the summer. I've used Urban Decay's All-Nighter Setting Spray in the past but never felt like it was really suited for my skin, so I was hoping to get what I wanted from this one.

petek, 05. avgust 2016

Essence I Love Extreme Volume Waterproof Mascara

I don't reach for waterproof mascaras often, but summer humidity and outside activities usually call for one. If my memory serves me well, I've never tried a mascara from Essence before, so I thought it was time to change that.

sreda, 03. avgust 2016

3 Essie Greens (Mint Candy Apple, Maximillian Strasse Her & Mind Your Mittens)

I recently started watching Cristine from Simply Nailogical on Youtube and was inspired to feature more nail polish reviews, even though these don't even come close to holo polishes she's so into. I have an overwhelming amount of polishes which are yet to be reviewed so I thought I would combine them into somewhat sensible color-combos to get through them faster. To start I grouped the following Essie Nail Polish shades in this post: Mint Candy Apple, Maximillian Strasse Her & Mind Your Mittens.

ponedeljek, 01. avgust 2016

četrtek, 28. julij 2016

theBalm Balmsai Eyeshadow and Brow Stencil Palette

I've tried quite a few products from theBalm by now and really like their eyeshadow formula, so I decided to add another palette to my collection. But with getting their Balmsai Eyeshadow Palette I've definitely stepped a little bit outside my comfort zone of only wearing bronze-golden-coppery neutrals, since this palette contains a variety of everyday wearable shades as well as some more colorful options.

ponedeljek, 25. julij 2016

petek, 22. julij 2016

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Taupe

I'm sure you're all familiar with the eyebrow queen Anastasia and her raved about Brow Wiz. I've been using mine on and off for a while now and really love everything about it. It's sometimes hard to find great eyebrow products in the drugstore, because they tend to come with warm undertones, but since Anastasia is known for eyebrow products you can count on finding the correct shade of products suited for you.

sreda, 20. julij 2016

Catrice Defining Blush in 020 - Rose Royce

I've already mentioned this Catrice Defining Blush in Rose Royce a couple of times and also feature it a lot on my Instagram page. It's been my go-to blush lately and also definitely the one I've been wearing the most in the past couple of months.

ponedeljek, 18. julij 2016

Green Line Hydro Mineral Light Moisturizing Cream for Mixed and Oily Skin

I've been gradually adding more and more Korean skincare products to my routine, but I often still combine them with local and 'western' items. I've used one of the Green Line Hydro Mineral Moisturizers for Normal Skin in the past and when I used it up, I decided to repurchase the version made for oily skin, thinking it would be more suitable for me.

četrtek, 14. julij 2016

Melvita Cleansing Micellar Water

I've mainly switched to using cleansing balms or oils to remove makeup, but I wanted to try something with a lighter texture for the summer. I bought the Melvita Cleansing Micellar Water to see if the more natural version could still come close to my favourite Bioderma Sensibio Micellar Water.

ponedeljek, 11. julij 2016

KIKO Invisible Powder

I've already mentioned the KIKO Invisible Powder in my last monthly favourites so you can expect a positive review for it. I've purchased it a while ago and it took me some time to figure out how to use it properly, before I could write a review.

petek, 08. julij 2016

Empty Products #19

I have another batch of empties to share and have a lot of half used products open right now which I'm trying to use up, so I will probably have two such posts to share next month. If you're interested in finding out if I liked any of the products above enough to consider them worth repurchasing, keep on reading.

ponedeljek, 04. julij 2016

Rimmel Wonder'Full Wake Me Up Mascara

Rimmel products recently became available in dm stores across Slovenia, but their selection is quite disappointing so far. I've never tried their mascaras until the Wonder'Full Wake Me Up Mascara came in of one of the LookFantastic beauty boxes I purchased a while back.

petek, 01. julij 2016

Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black and White EDP Rollerball Set

Perfumes are a personal affair and I don't write about them too often. I've tried many different scents so far and currently in general prefer stronger woodsy scents, but still reach for something fresher and lighter in the summer months. Lately I've been fascinated by mixing individual scents or fragrance notes into something more personal, and after trying the Le Labo Discovery set and the Elizabeth and James Nirvana Rollerball Set I'm only becoming more intrigued by it.

sreda, 29. junij 2016

June Favourites

I can't believe that half of 2016 has practically gone by already. This favourites post doesn't include too many summery products (check my post about Summer Essentials for that) but they are none the less products I've been reaching for the most.

ponedeljek, 27. junij 2016

JASON Brightening Apricot Scrubble

Although I've mostly switched to using chemical exfoliants and facial cloths to take care of exfoliation I still like to use a normal scrub about once weekly, especially before applying deep cleansing masks. I've been using the Jason Brightening Apricot Scrubble for the longest time and I really like how gentle but still effective it is.

petek, 24. junij 2016

L'Occitane Lavender Hand Cream

I was running out of my L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream so I thought I would switch it up and get the Lavender version next instead. My hands tend to get pretty dry so I have a hand cream or two around me at all times - on my desk, in my purse, on the nightstand, and reapply them often. I like more nourishing treatments for nighttime use, but during the day I much prefer lighter formulas that sink in quickly and don't leave a greasy layer on the skin.

sreda, 22. junij 2016

Summer Essentials 2016

Now that summer is officially here I thought I would write a post about some products that I consider essential or at least useful to have around for this time of the year. I've included links to previous reviews, where applicable, in case you would like to read more about any mentioned products.

ponedeljek, 20. junij 2016

Caudalie Grape Water Toner Mist

As the warmer days get closer and closer my favourite skin care items become mists. I've repurchased the Caudalie Grape Water Mist a couple times before and have been using my latest one for about a month, so it's only fair it gets its own review.

sobota, 18. junij 2016

GLAMGLOW Supermud™ Clearing Treatment Mask

I'm sure you're all familiar with the brand Glamglow and their skincare products. They are quite a splurge but promise visible results, which I can attest to. A while back I was using their Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment Mask, but even though I liked it a lot at the beginning, I didn't find it clearing enough for my skin and felt like it was more a product to fight signs of aging. I then tried a sample of their Supermud Clearing Treatment Mask and basically loved it so much I bought the full size after just one use. 

četrtek, 16. junij 2016

NUDESTIX Magnetic Eye Color in 'Gilt'

It's no secret that I love creamy eyeshadows in a pencil form. They are super simple to apply and very travel friendly and I have a variety from different brands in my collection. The latest addition is the Nudestix Magnetic Eye Color in the shade Gilt.