Lush Empties & Reviews part.2

Hi girls !
This is a second special empties post featuring only Lush products. Some were great, some not so good, so I hope this post will be helpful. If you've missed previous one, have a look at it here. Also I have to mention that I don't work at their shop anymore, however I've always enjoyed the brand.

Živjo punce !
Spet se javljam s praznimi embalažami nekaj odličnih in nekaj ne tako dobrih izdelkov. Ta serija je posvečena samo izdelkom Lush znamke in če še niste prebrale prejšnje, jo najdete tukaj. Tokrat pa še morem omenit, da ne delam več v trgovini, ampak še vedno uživam v izdelkih. Upam, da Vam bo objava v pomoč. 



Snow Fairy shower gel
If you aren't familiar with this cotton candy scent from Lush, you're missing it ! It's a limited edition from Christmas range and I have to have at least one every year. I'm not a sweet scents kind of person but this one is different. The sweet, bubblegum scent is quite strong and you only need a small amount to lather up well. On cold winter days it definitely cheers me up a bit and leaves me smelling yummy for hours ! Also mentioned here.
Repurchase: yes

Če še ne poznaš Lushevega Snow Fairy vonja, ne veš kaj zamujaš. Ta limitiran, božičen tuš gel je opojno sladek saj diši po sladkorni peni in sladkih čigumijih. Sicer običajno ne maram sladkih vonjev ampak je ta res poseben. Za lepo gosto peno je potrebna majhna količina, vonj pa me ob zimskih dneh spravi v boljšo voljo. Prav tako moja koža kasneje diši še več ur. Na blogu tudi tukaj.
Ponoven nakup: ja

Ro's Argan Body Conditioner
This is a in-shower body lotion. Packed full of nourishing ingredients, such as: argan oil, shea butter, cupuacu butter etc., it feels nicely moisturizing on the skin. The scent of rose absolute is amazing but not too rosey due to vanilly infusion, since I'm not a fan of real rose scents. It nicely moisturizes the skin and leaves a nice scent behind which lasts for a few hours. However, because my skin on the legs is very dry, this conditioner is not moisturizing enought for that area. 
Repurchase: maybe

Tole je regenerator oziroma losjon, ki se uporablja pod tušem - tako na hitro. Poln je hranljivih sestavin, kot so: arganovo olje, karitejevo maslo, cupuacu maslo in podobno. Tako pusti hranilen občutek, brez da bi bil preveč masten. Odišavljen je z vrtnicami, vendar je dodane še malce vanilije. In kljub temu, da mi običajno vrtnični vonji niso tako všeč, mi je ta res prijeten. Na koži pa vonj ostane še kar nekaj časa. Na predelih kjer je koža res zelo suha, ne deluje tako vlažilno.
Ponoven nakup: mogoče

Dream Cream Self-Preserving body lotion
My all time favorite body lotion ! Eventhough it doesn't smell the best due to camomile and lavender, I just love how moisturizing it is. My legs can get so dry that the skin looks flakey - I'd call it snake skin unfortunately. This is the best thing for my skin and I can't say enough good things about it. Also if your skin is sensitive or itchy, it can be a good saviour. Though I still prefer the original version because to me it seems a bit less thick and oily. (Review of original version: here)
Repurchase: definitely !

Dream Cream je že kar nekaj časa moj najljubši losjon. Mojo ekstremno suho kožo zelo dobro navlaži, kamilica ter sivka pa jo pomirita. Čeprav vonj ni najboljši (je bolj naraven), mi je to vseeno, ker ga nič ne prekosi. Originalna različica pa mi je še vedno malce bolj všeč od te samokonzervirajoče. Nekako je ta malce bolj gost in masten. Starejša ocena: tukaj.
Ponoven nakup: ja

Eau Roma Water toner
I never thought I would be a fan of a toner infused with rose, but I am. Combined with lavender, the scent it not artificial and overpowering, which is up my alley.  It is definitely the only toner with rose which smells gently enough for my "taste". Other than that, it is calming and gives a refreshing feeling to the skin.
Repurchase: yes

Nisem ljubiteljica vonjev po vrtnicah ali sivki, ampak je ta tonik nekako poseben. V bistvu je edina vrtnična vodica, ki mi je všeč. Vonj ni pretirano močen in umeten, temveč pomirjajoč. Sestavine pa kožo pomirijo in jo malce navlažijo.
Ponoven nakup: ja

Tea Tree Water toner
This is one of my favorite toners. Tea tree water as an ingredient seems to work very well with my skin. It stops me from breaking out and dries up the pimples. I can really see the difference. I always miss it when I'm not using it. Old review here.
Repurchase: definitely !

Moj najljubši tonik. Zakaj? Ker moja koža obožuje čajevec, ki deluje antibakterijsko in mi pomaga pri odstranjevanju mozoljčkov. Sama kar hitro opazim rezultate, prav tako pa je prijetno osvežilen tonik. (Zelo staro oceno najdete: tukaj).
Ponoven nakup: seveda

Cupcake face mask
This has to be one of my favorite face masks. Containing Morrocan mud, it absorbs all the oils of the skin while leaving it really soft. It just smells like chocolate and the scent lingers on my skin for an hour. It still feels refreshing due to mint and it's just really nice when you want your skin to feel really clean. Review here.
Repurchase: definitely !

Ena izmed mojih najljubših mask za obraz. In še sveža je ! Ker vsebuje maroško blato, posrka s kože vsa olja in nečistoče, kakavovo maslo pa kožo pusti lepo mehko. Dodaten plus je, da koža diši po čokoladi še kakšno uro kasneje. Uporabljam jo, ko želim občutek res čiste kože. Omemba tukaj.
Ponoven nakup: seveda

Love Lettuce face mask
This balancing mask contains almond oil to moisturize while lavender balances the oils and ground almond shells give you a nice scrub. It's a great face mask for oily skin types, however not good for sensitive skin since the scrub can be a bit harsh. I've talked about it here.
"Repurchase": probably

Love Lettuce maska je namenjena balansiranju kože. Tako vsebuje mandljevo olje za navlažitev ter sivko za balansiranje kože. Mleti mandlji pa opravijo piling, ki morda ni primeren za občutljivo kožo. Ker vsebuje veliko olja, na mastni koži preprečuje, da bi le ta proizvajala še več sebuma. Hkrati pa dobro očisti kožo. Omenila sem jo tukaj.
"Ponoven nakup": verjetno

BB Seaweed face mask
On the oposite site, this face mask is more on the clay side and dries up quickly. Doesn't contain any particles as a scrub. Aloe vera and seaweed calm down the skin. It's great for any redness or sunburns. Mentioned here.
"Repurchase": maybe in the summer

V primerjavi z Love Lettuce, pa je BB Seaweed klasična glinena maska, ki se hitro posuši na koži, vendar ne vsebuje delcev za piling. Ker vsebuje veliko aloe vere ter morskih alg, dobro pomiri kožo. Zmanjša rdečico ter je predvsem pomirjajoča za kakšne sončne opekline. Omemba tukaj.
"Ponoven nakup": mogoče poleti
Salted Coconut hand scrub
This coconut scrub is great for rough, dry hands. It scrubs and softens while preparing them for a hand cream. It does work nicely on the hands, however the effect anywhere else on the skin dissapears.
Repurchase: maybe

Pilingi za roke so bolj redkost, pa vendar znajo biti zanimivi. Tale zelo prijetno diši po kokosu ter soli. Roke lepo zmehča, odstrani odmrle celice ter jih pripravi na kremo. Na rokah ima sicer dober učinek, na telesu pa ni nič kaj posebnega.
Ponoven nakup: mogoče

D'Fluff Strawberry shaving soap
This is one tricky to use shaving soap. The consistency is like soap but softer, so you can easily scoop out. It take some time to work with it. I put it in the middle of my palm and then rub into wet skin, so that it foams up into a creamy consistency. It's not easy to use, that's why most people don't buy it. The smells is pleasant but could be more strawberry-like.
Repurchase: no

To milo za britje morda ni tako priljubljeno. Ima teksturo zmehčanega mila, zato ga lahko ven spraviš kar z roko. Pa vendar ga je težje uporabljat. Sama dam kos v dlan ter z njim podrgnem po mokri koži dokler se ne začne malce penit ter se spremeni v kremasto teksturo, podobno navadnemu milu. Na žalost ga je težje uporabljat. Vonj pa je prijeten, vendar bi lahko malce bolj dišal po jagodah.
Ponoven nakup: ne

Honey Trap Lip Balm
One of the best, moisturizing lip balms. Containing butters it really hydrates the lips. And this one has a vanilla sweet scent with a bit of mint to give a cooling effect. Though I dislike this kind of packaging because it's so unsanitary.
Repurchase: maybe

Tole je ena izmed najbolj vlažilnih balzamov za ustnice. Ker vsebuje prava masla, ustnice res dobro navlaži ter ustvari nekakšen hranilen sloj. Vonj je zelo njami: vanilija ter malo meti, ki deluje hladilno. Edino embalaža je malce nehigienska, saj moreš za vsak nanos uporabit prst.
Ponoven nakup: mogoče

Daddy-o hair shampoo
Because the packaging is empty you obviously can't see what color the shampoo was: bright purple, to combat any yelowness on colored blonde hair. However on my hair it left a shiny effect due to lemon juice. Sadly, the coconut oil seemed to get my hair greasy quicker.
Repurchase: no

Ta šampon je v bistvu živo vijolične barve, s čimer pomaga pri nevtraliziranju rumenkastih tonov na barvanih blond laseh. Seveda sama nimam barvanih las ter nisem opazila razlike pri barvi, temveč je limonin sok, katerega tudi vsebuje šampon, pustil na laseh sijoč videz. Na žalost pa je kokosovo olje hitreje zmastilo lase.
Ponoven nakup: ne

Jumping Juniper hair shampoo
On the picture you can see a tiny amount of what's left of this lavender/lemon shampoo. Designed for greasy hair, it really cleanses while leaving the hair soft. It's very easy to use as it lathers up nicely and I have no complaint about it. Though when I wanted a bit less of a cleansing effect and more softness, I used I love juicy. I definitely see the difference between drugstore shampoo's and Lush ones. This bar lasts for ages so it's worth the money. You can find a review here.
Repurchase: yes

Morem priznat, da sem to ploščico za umivanje las imela res dolgo. Vmes sem poskušala porabit še kaj drugega, tale pa se ni pokvaril ter je res dolgo zdržal. Je popoln za moj tip las: mastno lasišče ter suhe konice. Vsebuje pa sivko za balansiranje ter čistilno limono, ki lasem doda nekaj sijaja. Ta ploščica se zelo enostavno uporablja ter dobro speni, med tem ko zelo dobro očisti lase. Hkrati pa ne izsuši las, vendar bi za še več mehkobe priporočala tekoči šampon I love juicy. Morem še omenit, da definitivno vidim razliko v občutku na laseh, ko uporabljam navadne drogerijske šampone v primerjavi z Lushevimi - katerih več ne zamenjam. Trd šampon pa je definitivno vreden cene saj zdrži zelo dolgo. Več pa v oceni: tukaj.
Ponoven nakup: ja

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Making A New House Feel Like Home

I've moved house a fair few times throughout the years, I think this is possibly my twelfth home now! The last move being in November, we moved into a brand new apartment, I was so excited at the prospect of everything being fresh, airy and new, with all white walls, an office and fluffy grey carpets... 
I didn't quite expect things to feel (and be!) quite so cold. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love having white walls, but they can be quite flat and uninviting - not really cosy or homely, especially if they're blue toned. Normally after a move things for me usually tend to just fall into place and feel like home in the end, this time I really had to work to make things feel cosy and like home.
Here's a few things I focused on to make things feel a little more homely, ideal if you just want to switch up your home too!

Add Greenery
Not only will adding plants help to improve indoor air quality, they really bring a place to life too! Cacti and Succulents are great no fuss plants to have around the home, perfect for adding a pop of colour with fresh bursts of green in every room!
Fresh blooms are always a good idea when trying to feel at home, I'm obsessed with buying cheap bunches of pink tulips at the moment, they instantly bring life, vibrance and brighten up the home.

Put Your Faves On Display
Fill the home with your favourite things - whether it's arranging a shelf with pieces from a hobby that you love, piling and stacking books or putting ornaments, trinkets or crystals on display. Make sure that there's something that you love out in every room, several things if you can! That way, when you go to grab a great read, or pick up a calligraphy pen or knitting needles, you discover new nooks and spaces for reading and doing the things that you love.

Light Candles 
If you've just moved, I wouldn't opt to light a brand new candle straight away, instead, choose an old favourite, a familiar scent that's stuck with you for years or that reminds you of home. Diptyque Baies ticks those boxes for me, a heavenly scent with delicate rose and fresh blackcurrant leaves, the warmth and depth feels like my home at spring to me, it's just so appealing!

Set Up Areas In Similar Ways To Recreate That Feeling Of Home
My dressing table is pretty much the same set up as in my last home, everything's just how I like it and it feels familiar - like home. Whether it's styling your shelves, bedside table or setting up your kitchen in way that you know, settle in and then make any necessary changes later on!

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HOW TO DYE YOUR HAIR NATURALLY

Grey hair is one of the most dreaded night mare for some people .There are numerous dyes available in the market ,which you can use to cover up the grey hair .Grey hair occurs when our hair is devoid of the pigment called melanin .The other factor of grey hair are the genetics ,stress  ,diet and exposure to pollution .Many chemical hair colors contain ammonia.Always avoid chemical based dyes .Here are a few hair coloring ideas
to try at home .

FOR BROWN HAIR --Remove the peel of walnuts and crushed them and make a thick paste with hot water and then apply it on the hair  .Leave it for 30 to40 minutes and wash the hair and rinse it with vinegar .

                                                                         OR
Take oak piece and one cup onion peels .Put both into hot water and boil them for 30 minutes on medium heat and let it cool down and apply on your hair for 40 minutes and then rinse it with vinegar .

FOR RED HAIR ---Cut beet root into small pieces and put into hot water and boil it for 10 minutes and let it cool down and apply on your hair for 30 minutes and rinse your hair with vinegar .Repeat daily the procedure for desired result .

FOR BLONDE HAIR --Take one cup of chamomile flowers and put it into hot water and boil for 15 minutes and strain it .Apply this liquid on your hair for 30 minutes and then rinse your hair using vinegar .

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Wishlist #22


1.  BOURJOIS Healthy Mix Foundation (reformulated)
50 Rose Ivory
Healthy Mix has been revamped again and though that normally wouldn't really interest me, since I much prefer the Serum version, this time by some miracle they actually added a lighter shade 50 and if it's indeed lighter than 51 (I have yet to see swatches), I need it.
They also repackaged the concealer, which I like, but disliked the original tube packaging. However, I actually like Radiance Reveal so much, I'll probably skip this one, unless it's now full coverage. 
€12.79
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2. CONCEALER:
URBAN DECAY Naked Skin Weightless Concealer (light neutral), CATRICE Liquid Camouflage Concealer (005) or TARTE Shape Tape Concealer (fair)
My full coverage concealers are on their last legs and it's just such a "joy" to use them both with broken wands (stupid packaging) scrapping the last bits out, so I really need a new one. These three intrigue me the most, though I like what I currently have (Nars and Collection), but I'd like something less matte for now because I realised I use them mostly in the inner corner of the eyes. It's probably going to be Catrice's when I finally find it in stock somewhere because it's easiest to get.
UD, €22.40; Catrice 3.79€ , Tarte 24$

3. TONYMOLY Pikachu Mini Cover Cushion Pokemon Edition
01
I actually already ordered this, but it's being held up because of shipping problems due to weather, so I really wish this arrives safely (I'm scared it'll be out of stock because no one set it aside or something). I did get it because it's Pokemon (I don't care if you judge me), but also because I'm hoping shade 01 is very pale, which I desperately need. I've never tried a cushion foundation before, so that will be new to me.
$9.95

4. CATRICE Prime & Fine Makeup Transforming Drops 
Lightening
Most of my foundation are rubbish and those that are actually good (Milani Conceal + Perfect) are too dark, so I really need some sort of a lightening product and this will be the easiest to get (I'd love TBS's drops, but I can't get them). I hope the texture isn't too odd, so it doesn't mess up my foundations. Based on swatches I've seen it's tinted yellow and I'm not sure I like that. I need to see it in person.
3.49 €

5. ESSENCE Out of Space Stories Nail Polish
05
I have a thing for anything with a galaxy/space effect, so naturally this shade caught my eye. I haven't seen any swatches yet, but Essence promises this line contains holographic, changing and metallic finishes. I have to see it first and then decide if I want it.
1.99 €

6. PRETTY SERIOUS Naileontology Collection 
Eye of Copernicus
I blame my lemming for this solely on Metka's gorgeous swatches. I've wanted Essie Starry, Starry Night, but missed it since it wasn't sold here and I didn't want to pay for shipping on Boots, but Metka say this one is even prettier so I need it. The only thing is that it's expensive with shipping, so again I'm reluctant to pay so much for a nail polish.
10.36 €


7. THE FACE SHOP Disney
Snow White
Yeah, I have a thing for Snow White too (I hope for obvious reasons), so this collection, which actually includes other princesses, caught my eye, but I haven't taken the plunge yet, apart from a sheet mask (bellow). The cushion is a peach colour corrector and it supposedly brightens the skin tone (I'm scared it's too peachy for me), but I love the packaging, while the lipstick is a classic red and the nail polish has flakes. I have a feeling I'll miss it, but it's not at the top of the wishlist.

8. AVON Mesmerize Black
This I blame on Petra who gave me samples of it. It's such a wonderful scent and I just fell in love with it. It's basically pure sandalwood, so a warm and cosy fragrance, but without the overused vanilla or amber. It's really affordable on Salma, which makes me even happier.
8.90 €

9. AVON Luck for Her
I love the bottle of this one, it's so classy. I had a sample of this and it's a scent most will find boring, but I like these type of fruity florals. I smell sweet pineapple (notes mention berries and citrus) and a gentle white flower scent, so it's basically a Fructis shampoo type of scent. Notes.
13.90 €

10. KATY PERRY Mad Love
I spray this one every time I'm in DM. It smells so good, but it's a very teenage fruity sweet scent, yet it has no vanilla. I swear I smell pineapples from the start, though notes mention strawberry and coconut. I currently have no happy, cocktail like fragrances for summer, so either a Victoria's Secret spray or this are on the list. Notes.
23.80 €


11. BIOBAZA Exclusive Micellar Oil
I have a sample of this that I've been using every day for three or so weeks and it's by far the best oil cleanser I've tried. It's very liquid, but with water it creates such a luxurious, thick emulsion, exactly like L'Occitane's Almond Shower Oil. It isn't causing me any problems and it removes makeup well (ok, only a bit of mascara is left because I can't reach it). I really like this.
12.94 €

12. COSRX BHA Blackhead Power Liquid
I've been unhappy with the uneven skin texture around my nose and on my chin for a really long time, but that 5% glycolic cream I got, just isn't working like I hoped, so maybe BHAs will be better. I hear this is great for blackheads and nothing works on mine, so I hope this is good.
16.80$

13. ELIZAVECCA Milky Piggy Hell Pore Clean Up Mask
Another blackhead treatment, well pore clearing treatment. It dries solid into a sort of a peel off mask which I hope works better than strips that usually fail on me, also because I can never fit them properly and I end up with air pockets on the sides.
$13.79

14. ELIZAVECCA Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask
I read so many positive reviews about this that it's hard to ignore. It's a mask that bubbles after application (I once had cleanser from Skin 79 that bubbled) and it apparently clears out the pores.
$7.99

15. TONY MOLY Panda's Dream White Sleeping Pack
I ordered this as well already and it's also being held up, just like the Pokemon Cushion, so I hope it arrives safely. I spotted this on Makeup & More Blog where Zlatana praised it and I've read further positive reviews. It's a moisturising treatment that you leave on overnight, so it's something like Balea's Power Maske. Plus the packaging is adorable.
US $8.96

16. COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch
I read this is the best spot treatment and I just wish I knew this before because I was searching for something last year and ended up buying Afrodita's version, which does very little. I had patches before from Balea and they were also some of the most effective ones, but I have even more faith in Korean skin care.
$4.25

17. MISSHA Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence
Another product I've heard a ton of praises about. Essence's are to me a strange step in the skin care routine, but I hear this is somewhat like the popular SKII Essence (plus the Time Revolution serum from Missha is supposedly a dupe Estee Lauder's ANR), but it's again not the most affordable product, so it's going to be on hold for a while, though I really should start investing more in my skin. 
$24.53

18. SHEET MASKS
A'PIEU Peach & Yogurt Sheet Mask, THE FACE SHOP Snow White Brightening Face Mask, TONY MOLY Pokemon Sheet Mask 
I kind of want to force myself to use more masks because this winter it was just crazy how much my skin dried up (I was sick with a fever for the first time in years, if not decades and it wreaked havoc) and almost nothing helped, so I need to start injecting more moisture into my skin and sheet masks are a really good boost. I know Innisfree's and Etude House's are very popular, but I really like the idea of the peach one from A'Pieu and the Pokemon ones are so cute, while I already ordered the Snow White one. Any recommendations? 

The Body Shop Shade Adjusting Drops Lightening / Deborah Radiance Creator Foundation 00 / Elizabeth  and James Nirvana Black / Balea Regenbogen Shower Gel / L'Occitane Néroli & Orchidée Hand Cream / L'Occitane Fleur d'Or & Acacia fragrance and shower gel / Estee Lauder Modern Muse Nuit / Etude House Missing U Hand Cream // 
Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f1.8 / Katy Perry Spring Reign / Paco Rabanne Olympea Set / Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips / Colourpop Ultra Satin in Lyin' King // 
Colourpop Lippie Stick in Contempo, Lumiere, Mirror Mirror and Trust Me / H&M blush in Rosy Brown / Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer and City Glow bronzer / L.A. Girl Pro Coverage foundation white and fair.

I won't go into details here, don't worry. It's just a wishlist I made in December, but never posted it and it was more meant for me because I like making these. I actually already got that Balea Unicorn shower gel and I can tell you it smells of the most boring car freshener vanilla. I also got L'Occitane Néroli & Orchidée hand cream as a gift and I just love it, it smells amazing and the texture is great because it sinks in under a minute. I ordered the Etude House Panda Peach hand cream, but I'm still waiting for it to arrive. I'm debating whether to get the 45 mm lens for Olympus, but it's just so expensive, even the used ones.

Anything caught your eye? What's on your wishlist? Have a great day!
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Review: Zoeva Caramel Melange Eyeshadow Palette

I've expressed my love for Zoeva eyeshadow palettes many times. So far I find them to be the best eyeshadow palettes out there and they are still not as expensive as some other brands, although they constantly raise their prices. When I saw that they came out with two more palettes, I knew I had to get Caramel Melange. It's the warm variation of shades that I'm lacking in my collection.


As with most Zoeva eyeshadow palettes, this one too comes in a paper box packaging. I find it sleek and great for storage, but not the best for traveling with. It also comes with a sleeve that you put over the palette to keep it securely closed and tight.

Caramel Melange has combination of warm chocolate brown and metallic gold print. It seems similar to Cocoa Blend, but a lighter and warmer variation which is also what it essentially is on the inside.

In it is 10 eyeshadows with 1.5 grams of product in each eyeshadow. Price on Zoeva site is 22.50€. I usually get it from Douglas site (Austria) where they cost 21.95€ and if you wait for a descent discount, you can get it even cheaper.


Caramel Melange is definitely a warmer addition to classic Cocoa Blend. It has 6 matte shadows and 4 shimmery. Actually 3 shimmery and one is almost metallic looking. There is a lot of light and medium warm neutrals and also some warm pops of color. 






Wax Paper - warm matte light beige shade. It's yellow toned and perfect for all over the lid for fair skin tones or as a matte inner corner highlight.
Universal Delight - warm matte light tan shade. It's the best blending shade for fair to light skin tones, because it's really light.
Aftertaste - warm matte medium orange toned red. Perfect shade to warm up the look or use it straight on the lid. It looks intimidating in the packaging, but looks soft enough on the skin.
182°C - warm shimmery light orange with gold shimmer and gold sheen. Gorgeous light orange for the lid.
Liquid Center - warm shimmery medium metallic copper shade. It almost has a bit of rose gold tone to it. It's my absolute winner. This looks like a proper liquid metal on the eyes. 


Alchemy - warm matte medium red toned brown. Yet another one of those medium shades that is perfect for warming up the crease and defining it.
Start Soft - warm medium orange toned brown. This one is similar to Alchemy. Alchemy is redish brown while Start Soft is orange brown. It's again my favorite crease shade for a warm look.
Finish Sensual - warm medium cocoa brown. It's the most neutral looking brown in the palette, but it still has a definite warmth to it. Perfect for a more neutral crease,
Almost Burnt - warm shimmery light yellow gold. One of those shades that can almost look metallic, but not as metallic as Liquid Center. It's a great pop of color on the lid.
Edible Gem - warm matte dark purple brown base with sparse gold shimmer. This looks much more purple in the packaging, but on me it looks like a slightly purple tinted brown. It's still warm toned. The shimmer in it is really sparse and I don't get why the shimmer was necessary. 


In general all these shades have a slightly wet texture to them, which makes them really buttery with almost no fallout. All matte shades (Wax Paper, Universal Delight, Alchemy, Start Soft, Finish Sensual) except Aftertaste have a really lovely buttery formula. Aftertaste it's the only one that feels drier once you swatch it which also means that you can build it up or sheer it down.

182°C and Almost Burnt both have very buttery formula and amazing pigmentation. Liquid Center is the most buttery shade of them all. It almost feels creamy once you swatch it and it has the most incredible pigmentation. Edible Gem is again on the dry side of matte shades like Aftertaste. It has the most fallout, but good pigmentation.

In general these all have amazing pigmentation. Matte shades are definitely comparable to matte shades from Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar palette. The only difference is that sometimes some Too Faced mattes feel even more silky buttery to the touch. Shimmery shades are a lot more pigmented than those from Too Faced. Liquid Center reminds me of Colourpop Super Shock Shadow in Game Face. They almost have the same texture to it, but Liquid Center is opaque in one swipe while Game Face needs to be build up because of sheerer formula.

They are really long lasting. I can wear them for the whole day with no getting into the lines and very minimal fading. I should state that I always use eye primer underneath. Otherwise my lids get too oily for any eyeshadow.

I also compared some shades. 

Wax Paper (Zoeva Caramel Melange) - Bitter Start (Zoeva Cocoa Blend)

Essentially they look identical. Wax Paper is a bit lighter and more yellow toned while Bitter Starts is just slightly darker and more rose toned.

Starts Soft (Zoeva Caramel Melange) - Substitute For Love (Zoeva Cocoa Blend)

Starts Soft is darker and more redish orange based while Substitute For Love is lighter and more yellow toned.

Alchemy (Zoeva Caramel Melange) - Freshly Toasted (Zoeva Cocoa Blend)

I wanted to compare these two, because they both looked red toned. It turns out Alchemy is a lot lighter and almost more orange red based while Freshly Toasted is a lot darker and a lot more brown but with a warm undertone.

Almost Burnt (Zoeva Caramel Melange) - Pure Ganache (Zoeva Cocoa Blend)

Almost Burnt is a very yellow gold while Pure Ganache is light copper gold and therefore more orange based.

Liquid Center (Zoeva Caramel Melange) - Game Face (Colourpop Super Shock Shadow)

Liquid Center looks more like a real copper shade with a bit of rose gold in it while Game Face is brown based copper and looks more orange toned. It also looks darker.

Finish Sensual (Zoeva Caramel Melange) - Mousse (Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar)

These two also look really similar, but have different undertones. Finish Sensual looks warmer and slightly more red toned while Mousse looks cooler and slightly more yellow toned. 


Here are also some looks made with this palette to give you a better idea how these look like on my NC15 skin tone. 

Gold

All over: Wax Paper
Crease: Universal Delight and Finish Sensual
Lid: Almost Burnt
Inner corner: Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Moonstone

Eyeliner: Clio Kill Black Brush Liner
Mascara: Maybelline Lash Sensational
Lips: Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor - Devotion





Orange

All over: Wax Paper
Crease: Universal Delight and Start Soft
Outer v: Aftertaste
Lid: 182°C
Inner corner: Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Moonstone

Eyeliner: Clio Kill Black Brush Liner
Mascara: Maybelline Lash Sensational
Lips: Avon 3D Plumping Lipstick Cantaloupe





Matte

All over: Wax Paper
Crease: Universal Delight and Alchemy
Lid: Aftertaste
Inner corner: Wax Paper

Eyeliner: Clio Kill Black Pen Liner
Mascara: Maybelline Lash Sensational
Lips: Avon 3D Plumping Lipstick Truffle and Trend It Up High Shine Lipgloss 150






Smoky

All over: Wax Paper
Crease: Universal Delight and Finish Sensual
Lid: Edible Gem
Inner corner: Wax Paper

Eyeliner: Clio Kill Black Brush Liner
Mascara: Maybelline Lash Sensational
Lips: Essence Lipliner 06 Satin Mauve, Avon 3D Plumping Lipstick Mad For Mauve and Kiko 3D Hydra Lipgloss 27 Pearly Lavender





Copper

All over: Wax Paper
Crease: Universal Delight and Start Soft
Lid: Liquid Center

Eyeliner: Clio Kill Brown Brush Liner
Mascara: Maybelline Lash Sensational
Lips: Avon 3D Plumping Lipstick Cantaloupe






If you're searching for the right Zoeva palette for you, you can also read my reviews of other two palettes that I own.



I can't recommend you Zoeva eyeshadow palettes enough. The price is still much better than other high end brands and you get an amazing quality of shades. It's just the matter of choosing the right shade combination for your taste. I am really satisfied with all that I own and use them a lot. Cocoa Blend was my most used before I got Caramel Melange. Caramel Melange is warm lovers dream and an absolute must have to get if you already own Cocoa Blend because these two compliment each other well. Cocoa Blend is for those that prefer warm tones, but not all the way. It's also very neutral as far as shades goes. Mixed Metals is for you if you're searching for pops of color, but already have enough of neutrals.

My absolute favorite shade from Caramel melange is Liquid Center. The perfect metallic copper. I also adore Universal Delight, because it's one of my lightest warmest crease shades for blending. Starts Soft is my favorite for the actual crease, because it's warm and more orange toned. Finish Sensual is perfect crease shade for when I want something more neutral. I also adore 182°C and Almost Burnt as the perfect pops of color for the lid. The only shade that is unnecessary in my opinon is Edible Gem. I would much prefer a darker matte brown in its place or another great pop of color.

Amazing pigmentation, long lasting, great choice of shades and finishes and reasonable price. I highly recommend you to try one, if you're looking for good palettes that you'll use on daily basis.
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