Lancôme Beauty: Matte Shaker – Pink Power

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Po lanskem "boomu" Juicy Shakerjev z izvirno embalažo v obliki shakerja za koktejle, letos Lancôme predstavlja nov izdelek: Matte Shaker tekoče rdečilo z novo izvirno in inovativno formulo. V Sloveniji je na voljo 7 odtenkov med katerimi najdete kar nekaj barvitih, drznih ter živih barv, ne manjka pa tudi kakšen naraven, vsakdanji odtenek.

Hi girls.
I'm sure you've heard of Juicy Shaker lip products from Lancôme, though this year around they came up with new lippies, called: Matte Shaker. Similar packaging but totally new and inovative texture. There are 7 shades available in Slovenia and the range goes from bright, fun color to even everyday natural kind of shades.


"Edinstvena formula za optimalno nanašanje Matte Shaker temelji na inovativni tehnologiji Ultra Thin Film (UTF), s katero je mogoče doseči izjemno tanko plast, kot navdih za njeno razvijanje pa je služila tekstura podlage. Tako je to tekoče rdečilo dobilo dvakrat tanjšo plast in dvakrat večjo intenzivnost v primerjavi s klasičnimi rdečili za ustnice. Njegova inverzna emulzija vsebuje velik delež hlapnih sestavin, kot je voda, ki hlapijo neposredno pri nanašanju izdelka in pustijo samo tisto, kar je potrebno: pigmente in polimere."

"Finally, a matte liquid lipstick that wears comfortably without drying out your lips! A water-in-oil emulsion that's formulated with a patented Ultra Thin Film technology to deliver weightless texture and a second-skin feel without sacrificing intense color payoff. And it has Vitamin E for comfortable, non-drying wear. Its unique cushion sponge allows for maximum absorption of the formula to deliver a precise, soft application onto the lips, and buildable color that dries without smudging or transfer. Just shake to soak the applicator with formula, apply the cushion directly onto lips to build the saturated color... then wait for it to dry down to a lightweight, comfort matte finish. Available in 7 vibrant hues- wear one on its own or mix and match for even more shade options!"


Kot prejšnji Shaker-ji, je tudi ta v luštni obliki koktejl shakerja z gobico, katera vpije izdelek ob pretresanju embalaže. Pri nanašanju na spodnjo ustnico mi gobica dela malce težav saj ne vidim točno linije kamor rišem. Pri nanosu na zgornjo ustnico pa mi zagotovi, da lepo narišem linijo in črko V, na vrhu ustnic, ki je pri meni še bolj izrazita.

Sicer izdelek nima tako zabavnega vonja kot Juicy Shaker, vendar ima svojo edinstvenost. Šminka je zelo pigmentirana in potreben je samo en tanek sloj, da enotno prekrije celotne ustnice. Pri čemer običajno ne potrebujem drugega "namakanja". Kot pravi Lancôme, je tekstura ekstra lahka ter pusti svilnat, udoben občutek na ustnicah. Po nekje 2 minutah se posuši v mat izgled, med tem pa imam še nekaj časa, da popravim na nanos, če je potrebno. Hkrati pa morem pazit, saj je šminko malo težje odstranit če jo pomotoma nanesem preko ustnic. Izdelek ne pusti pusti občutka "zategnjenosti" ter komaj po dveh urah začutim nekaj suhosti na ustnicah. Kljub temu je šminka zelo nosljiva in lahko zdržim tudi do 5 ur brez balzama za ustnice. Tudi ob pitju pa je šminka zelo obstojna.
Odtenek Pink Power ne poudari linij na ustnicah - te so malce bolj opazne po nekaj urah, ko hkrati tudi premikam ustnice. Gre pa za živahno roza odtenek ter je na sončni svetlobi celo malo neon.

Odstranjevanje tega odtenka je malce težavneje, saj gre za res močno barvo in za seboj pusti rahel rozkast ton. Za odstranjevanje uporabim micelarno vodo ali odstranjevalec z oljem, nato pa po čiščenju namažem balzam za ustnice, ki kasneje tudi raztopi še zadnje delce. Kot vedno pod šminko priporočam nanos balzama za ustnice, da se sama šminka ne vsede v gubice oz. samo kožo ter jo je kasneje lažje odstranit.

Šminka me je res presenetila s svojo pigmentiranostjo in obstojnostjo. Gre za res kvaliteten izdelek za ustnice. Lahko ga uporabiš kot klasično tekočo šminko ali pa na sredino ustnic dodaš pikico in jo zabrišeš za rahlo obarvanost. Hkrati pa gre za zabavno embalažo.

Cena: okoli 24 €




As previous Shaker products, this one also has a fun cocktail shaker packaging, however this time in a black version. Before use you have to shake it and then simply apply it with the cushion sponge on the lips. The sponge absorbs a lot of pigment. I have a bit of trouble applying it on the lower lip as I can't see the application perfectly, however on the top lip it's easier and I can form a "V".

There is not much scent to it but I don't mind that. The lipstick itself is highly pigmented and you only need a thin layer to cover the lips evenly. The formula is lightweight and feels very comfortable on the lips. After around 90 seconds it dries up, so I still have some time to apply and fix application if needed. Though with this shade it's difficult to fix the mistakes if I apply it over the lips. It doesn't make my lips feel tight or anything. Also they feel a bit drier only after 2 hours or so. Besides that it's easily wearable and I need a lip balm only after 5 hours. Plus it doesn't transfer when drinking, only when eating greasy food, so I find it very longlasting.
The shade Pink Power is neon pink and is quite a statement. It doesn't emphasize the lines of the lips right away - they're more obvious only after a few hours of talking and so.

When it comes to removing the lipstick, it can take some time. So again before applying it, I recommend a lip balm, which would later help lipstick not to stick to the lips as hard. I use micellar water or oil based makeup remover but still sometimes it would stain my lips.

All in all, I was pleasantly suprised by the quality of the lipstick: high pigmentation and longevity. It's great and besided using is as a lipstick, you wear it as a stain: simply dab some pigment onto the center of the lips and then blend it around. Plus the packaging is really fun.



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First Impressions: Catrice – ProvoCATRICE LE

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Tokrat Vam predstavljam nekaj izdelkov iz nove omejene kolekcije znamke Catrice. Inspiracija za to kolekcijo so kombinacije perila ter ulične mode, ki jih zadnje čase videvamo na mednarodnih modnih brveh.

Hi girls.
Today's post will be about new limited collection by Catrice. Inspired by the fusion of lingerie and streetwear that can currently be seen on the international catwalks. So let's see what this new LE offers and how I feel about some of the products.



Eye Palette (C01 Une Touche ProvoCATRICE) | Paleta senčil


Paleta vsebuje 5 odtenkov: sivkasto rjav mat, dva sijoča svetleča odtenka, svetlo roza mat ter temno rjav/vijoličen mat odtenek. S temi odtenki je mogoče ustvariti lep zasenčen videz. Svetle senčke niso tako dobro pigmentirane, vendar se ne drobijo. Najbolj pa sta mi všeč temnejša odtenka: sivkast je res super za prepogib veke ter zabrisovanje, temnejši pa ustvari dodatno dimenzijo na očeh. Čeprav odtenki niso najbolj pigmentirani (razen temnejših), pa čez dan barve ne zbledijo in se ob uporabi podlage za senčila dobro obdržijo na vekah.

The palette comes with 5 shades: greyish brown mat, two shimmery ones, a light pink and brown/purplish mat. You can make a light or even nice smokey eye look. Lighter shades do not have best pigmentation, however they aren't powdery. I mostly like two darker shades: greyish brown is great for crease and blending and darker one gives depth to the eyes. Even though some shades are not that pigmented, with using a primer, they don't fade throughout the day.



Gradation Blush (C01 Raspberry Belle) | Rdečilo za lica


Izmed vseh izdelkov me je tole rdečilo najbolj očaralo. Čeprav v embalaži izgleda precej roza, pa ob pomešanju odtenkov na licih ustvari lep, malce breskvast ton. Hkrati daje sijoč videz. Pigmentiranost pa je res odlična ter tako čez dan ne zbledi.

Out of all the products, my favourite is this blush. Even though it looks quite pink, it's more muted and a bit peachy on the cheeks. Also it adds a bit of glow. Pigmentation is great and it doesn't fade throughout the day.



Cushion Powder Lips (C01 Raspberry Belle) | Šminka Cushion


Ta šminka je zanimiva saj je aplikator gobica, ki spominja na senčilo za veke, v pokrovčku pa se nahaja sam prah. Nanašanje na ustnice je precej enostavno, pri čemer gobico še enkrat namočim v pokrovček. Občutek je res kot da bi na ustnice nanašala prah, vendar se lepo zlije z ustnicami in izgleda enakomerno kot šminka. Efekt pa je mat in izgleda kot "stain", ki ostane od šminke. Hkrati pa se ne usede v gubice na ustnicah. Sicer deluje malce izsušujoče, ampak me ne moti.

This is the most interesting lipstick I've seen. In a cap there's a powder and sponge applicator looks like for eyeshadow. Though application is easy as you just rub it in, meanwhile I need to dip it in again. The feeling on the lips is powdery when applying and it blends in quickly. It looks like a lipstick, though it's very lightweight and different. The finish is matt and it looks like a lip stain. Also it doesn't settle into the lines. It is a bit drying but nothing mayor.



Poleg teh izdelkov so na voljo še prah za volumen trepalnic, odišavljen puder ter laki za nohte z mavričnimi efekti.

*Izdelki so na voljo v drogerijah Tuš, E.Leclerc Maribor, drogeriji Ilirija ter spletni trgovini Click2chic (od 17.5. naprej)

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Just Peachy!

I've noticed this spring that almost every makeup company came out with their peachy coral version of eyeshadows. Too Faced Sweet Peach palette came out last year, then Colourpop brought out their nectar collection and it seems like peach and coral shades are becoming more popular not just for the lips, but also for the eyes. I am a true lover of peach and orange shades, so I wanted to share one of my favorite makeup looks - which I call peachy makeup. Even thought it's more orange peach. 


I started my eye makeup with eyeshadow primer and a bone colored matte shade. For the crease I used light warm brown. Then I added warmth with a yellow toned matte brown. In the outer corners I deepened it with warm redish medium matte brown. 


On the outer part of the lid I used copper orange shimmery shade. On the inner part of the lid I used slightly lighter and more yellow toned peach shimmery shade. For the inner corners I also used peach toned shimmery shade, but a very light one. I did my usual winged liner with a liquid pen liner. 


I applied mascara on the lashed and added natural looking false lashes to give this look a bit more depth, as all the shadows are quite light and monochromatic. 



On my face I used a mix of foundation and BB cream and concealed with a concealer. I also used powder to lock it in and make it look a bit more matte. For the bronzer I used a warm toned shade with natural looking sheen. I also highlighted with a champagne gold highlighter. As a blush I used shimmery orange peach shade that complimented my eye makeup the best.

Because this is a very monochromatic look focusing on peach orange shades, I also used a peach toned lipstick. Firstly I used a very light pastel peach lip liner and because it was almost a bit too light for my skin tone, I went over with a matte light peachy liquid lipstick. 





I love monochromatic looks. In my opinion you can always look well put together if you use shades from the same family. Peachy orange is my favorite color and I love it as a blush, eyeshadow or lipstick. To combine it all in one, makes it even better.


Products used

Face:
Revlon Colorstay Foundation 150
Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream 21
Essence Camouflage Full Coverage Concealer 01
Catrice Liquid Camouflage High Coverage Concealer 005
E.l.f. HD Powder Sheer
Catrice Transparent Mattifying Powder
Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer Bronzer
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Moonstone
Milani Baked Blush Luminoso

Eyes:
Etude House Proof 10 Eyeshadow Primer
Zoeva Caramel Melange - Wax Paper
Zoeva Caramel Melange - Universal Delight
Nabla Eyeshadow - Caramel
Zoeva Caramel Melange - Start Soft
Zoeva Caramel Melange - 182°
Nabla Eyeshadow - Clementine
Be Creative Make Up Eyeshadow - 024 Bewitched
Clio Waterproof Pen Liner Black
Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara Black
Ardell Demi Wispies
Duo Adhesive

Lips:
Terra Naturi Lip Liner 03 So Nude
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Athens
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Review: Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer – Bronzer

Bronzer is my must have makeup product and I use it almost all year around, but definitely in the spring, summer and fall. It's an essential for someone with light skin tone, because you can add warmth to your face and bring out the contours so you don't look too flat. I feel like bronzers do for fair skin what highlighters do for medium skin. It just gives it life. 


I've heard so many rave review of new Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer. Before that I didn't own any of Physicians Formula products, because I find them a bit expensive. But the bronzer sounded so good that I had to try it. I have tons of highlighters, but not one proper bronzer that I would be happy with.

It comes in a paper box with description, how to use and ingredients list. The plastic lime green and dark green packaging with transparent lid is quite bulky. It also has tropical leaf design all over it.The design is pretty, but I would prefer a thinner packaging. 

In it is 11 grams of product and it costs 12.92€. I bought it on iHeb, because it was the cheapest. Btw they also have shipping saver on this product, so you pay only 3.39€ for the shipping. 




You open it up by pushing the button in. It clicks into the place and it's securely closed. On the top layer you'll find wavy 3D design of bronzer. You can open that layer up and in the bottom you'll find and odd sponge applicator. On the upper side of this compartment is also a small mirror. I could easily do without the mirror and that additional compartment. I don't use the sponge applicator, because I much prefer fluffier brushes for bronzers.



Here is the ingredients list. Physicians Formula states that the bronzer is infused with murumuru butter. They say that this bronzer is a mix of cream and powder formula. It should melt into the skin, give you lasting hydration and give you lit-from-within glow. It has ultra refined-pearl and soft-focus pigments that should smooth skin's texture, brighten skin tone and give a gorgeous bronze finish.



I chose it in the shade Bronzer, which is the darkest one. They also have a lighter one called Light Bronzer. This is definitely a bronzer for light to fair skin tones. If you have medium skin tone, this might not make any difference apart from giving you a subtle glow. 

Bronzer shade has a grey undertone to it, especially if you look at it in the packaging. Because I have a warm light skin tone, it looks warmer on me. It has that typical warm orange shade with just a hint of grey in it. Which means it doesn't only give you warmth, but it also gives you a bit of definition or almost contour. But in general this is very warm toned on me. 


It also contains tiny little shimmers. I am first to admit that I'm a lover of matte bronzers and anything that has shimmer in it usually scares me. But the shimmer is really small and it just gives the skin a lovely natural looking sheen. It really looks like it's part of your skin.


I also compared it to my other bronzers. Misslyn Beach Please! Bronzing & Contouring Powder in Holiday Hooray! is darker, also warm toned and looks a bit more redish toned. It has slight sheen, but you can't detect any shimmer. Physicians Butter Bronzer in Bronzer is as light as Kiko's, also warm toned, but has more of a peach undertone. It has the most shimmer in it and the best looking sheen - apart from theBalm Betty-Lou Manizer. Kiko Flawless Fusion Bronzer Powder in 01 Natural Tan is about as dark as Physicians', but is even warmer, more yellow toned and has that slight sheen as Misslyn. Betty Lou-Manizer is essentially a highlighter for dark skin tones, but I use it as a shimmery bronzer topper. It's the most shimmery, copper toned  and the most orange. Also the darkest of these all and has an obvious golden sheen to it. 


Formula of this bronzer is a dream. It's ultra buttery under your fingers, but looks like a powder once you apply it on the skin. It melts into the skin like a dream and it blends just as well. It has great pigmentation and I always go in with a light hand. I usually use a fluffy brush and apply small amount and brush it on the skin. It's better to build it up slowly. You can apply it really lightly to the point when you almost can't notice any difference. You can see how this looks like on the bottom photo. On the left I have just foundation and on the right I applied a very small amount of bronzer all over. 

If you apply it lightly, this could be great for fair skin tone. You can apply it more and it will still suit light skin tones also. I'm about NC15 and consider myself a light skin tone.



For my personal taste, I like to apply it a bit heavier, because I love the warmth that it gives me. The shimmer in it gives it such a healthy looking sheen and doesn't look greasy at all. It also stays on the face through the whole day. I find that it fades very little.  

 
Another benefit of this gorgeous bronzer is the scent. It has quite strong pina colada scent. To me it leans more toward pineapple, but I get a hint of something tropical like coconut as well. It instantly makes you happy as you're applying it and start dreaming of summer holidays.


If you're looking for a buttery bronzer that will give you natural looking sheen and is no fuss to apply, then you need this in your life. I adore the buttery formula. It lasts well on the skin, matches my light skin tone, gives you natural glow and has gorgeous tropical scent to it. This is definitely one of the best bronzers I have ever tried. 
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New In (9)

It's been a while since I last posted my new in products and since I am always buying something new, I decided to include all my new products in this a bit longer post. I already have full reviews of some of these products, so I won't go too much into details.


Catrice ICONails Gel Lacquer - 10 Rosywood Hills and 38 Honeymoon Is Coming Soon

I've heard positive reviews of Catrice's new nail polish line, so when I saw them on offer 2 for 1, I chose this set that seemed to be the most popular, as there was only one left. 10 Rosywood Hills is a lovey mix of mauve and brown shade. It's quite unique in my collection. That's the only one that I've tried so far. The formula is pigmented, creamy and it applies lovely. You could almost just do one coat as it's that pigmented. I can't say how well these wear, because I don't have them on my nails for so long, but I've heard they are really long lasting. They also have wider rounded brush with which I can make my application look extra nice with as little effort as possible. I love these kinds of brushes. 38 Honeymoon Is Coming Soon looks like the perfect wedding shade as it's a light beige. I can't wait to try it out. 

Kiko Extra Sculpt Volume Mascara

I bought it because it was on sale for 3€ something and because KathleenLights can't stop raving about it. It's apparently her favorite mascara, so I am curious to try it out. It has weirdly shaped wand as it has longer bristles at the end and at the tip, but in the middle the bristles are shorter. I haven't tired it yet, because I don't like to have too many opened up mascaras at once.

Kiko Smart Fusion Lip Pencils - 513 and 524

These are such a delightful cheap products as they only cost 2.50€. I chose two very bright shades, because I'm usually scared to buy such lipstick shades and since I don't use them on a daily basis. Pencils are always great for trying out crazy colors. 513 is bright, almost a bit neon, orange shade. This is going to be perfect for summer. 524 is a bright fuchsia shade with a cooler undertone. These have a creamy formula, but it's still hard enough that you can make a good outline of the lips. 

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream - Berlin

I've been trying to get my hands on this particular shade for so long, but it's always been sold out in the actual stores. Thankfully, I finally found it in Douglas and I was so happy. It seems like I knew that this would be my new favorite matte brown shade. It's a true chocolate brown shade that gets even darker as it dries down. On me it looks quite dark and it accentuates my pale complexion, but I absolutely adore this shade. These also have my favorite liquid moussey and non-drying matte formula.

Batiste Dry Shampoo - Beautiful Brunette

Batiste is my favorite dry shampoo, because it's the only one that makes my hair look and feel less greasy. I am not too keen on the white residue, but I just brush it out and it doesn't look that bad. This time I got brunette version. Supposedly this one doesn't have that white dust. It was also on sale. I haven't tried it yet. 


Etude House Sheet Masks - Hyaluronic Acid and Ceramide

I've been really liking using sheet masks and trying to test different Korean brands. This time I got two from Etude House. So far I've only tried out the ceramide one. It has thin sheet, it's very saturated with milky white essence and it makes my skin really nourished and moisturized. This was probably the most nourishing sheet mask I've tried so far. My skin was super smooth and plump looking. 


Misslyn Beach Please Bronzing & Contouring Powder - Holiday Hooray!

I already have a review of it here. It's a really nice matte bronzer that is not too dark for my skin tone. It has a bit of sheen so that it doesn't look too powdery and it lasts quite well on the skin. I also love this vintage inspired packaging. 


Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer - Bronzer

This has quickly become my new favorite bronzer. It has such a buttery formula that supposedly contains murumuru butter. It's a joy to apply as it's well pigmented, blends out well and looks so natural with the slight shimmer in it. It actually looks more sheeny than shimmery. The shade Bronzer is perfect for my skin tone. It's warm toned and light enough, but you can build it up. It also has the most amazing pina colada scent. Full review of it will be up soon.


Nabla Eyeshadows - Caramel, Petra, Clementine and Pegasus

I also aready have a review of these shades here. Nabla eyeshadows impressed me, especially the matte ones. Shimmers don't have as much payoff as I would like them to. Caramel is my new favorite warm crease shade. Petra is my ultimate favorite redish brown for all over the lid. Clementine is gorgeous mandarin shade with gold sheen. Pegasus is unique lavender base with golden sheen. I would definitely want to try out more of their matte shades in the future, but I prefer shimmery shades from Zoeva, as I like them to be buttery and super pigmented.


Colab Dry Shampoo - Paradise

It didn't impress me as much as I thought it would. It doesn't leave any white residue, which is a big plus, but it also doesn't degrease my hair as well as Batiste. This is lovely for adding a bit of texture or fluffying the hair up. It's more for those days when you can't decided if your hair needs a wash or not. For days when I need something to make my hair look less greasy, I prefer Batiste. It also has a fun tropical fruity scent.


Oval Face Brush

I bought this because of Mateja's recommendation as she loved it. The quality of the brush is better than I would have expected. Hair is really soft, but dense enough for you to smooth out the foundation with no problem. It's a bit bulky to maneuver around small corners of the face, which means makeup sponge is better for this precise application. This brush is great for when you don't have time to do your makeup. I've been in that rush and it really works then. It's quite big and you can apply foundation in a matter of minute. I have a problem, because the handle bends a lot, since the head of it is quite heavy. That's why I'm always scared that I will break the head off of the brush, if I apply too much pressure on it. But I usually just hold it by the head like a Tangle Teezer and then I don't have to worry about bending. 


H&M Makeup Sponge

I have a full review here. Hands down, the softest makeup sponge that I have ever tried. It comes in a super cute packaging for only 3€. I don't think I need to say any more. Buy it!


Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation - 51 Light Vanilla

Bourjois Healthy Mix is definitely one of my most skin like looking foundations. It's also the most dewy one (apart from Missha Perfect Cover BB) and because of that I usually just use it more in the winter time. Since my old formula was coming to an end, I decided to buy another bottle. This time Bourjois decided to change their formula. I've already tested both a bit and I haven't found huge differences. Basically I feel like the new formula has a bit lighter coverage, it looks a bit more dewy and for some reason 51 seems to turn out darker than the 51 from the old formula. 51 is too dark for me as it is, so I usually mix it with other foundations anyway. That's why I need more time to properly test it out, but I can't say I adore the change.


Afrodita Clean Phase Cleansing Gel

Trying to find the perfect product for a second cleanse has been a struggle. I really can't figure it out. I want something that is non drying, but also doesn't make my face feel greasy. I usually prefer gel formulas for warmer weather, so I bought this gel by Afrodita to try it out, since it was the most convenient one to get it in the store and not too pricey. Yeah, I have a problem spending too much on products that I just wash away. It's a cleansing gel for all skin types. Gel is transparent, it leathers well and has soft fruity scent which for some reason reminds me of apricot. I have to say I like it. It's very basic, but doesn't dry out my skin or make it feel squeaky clean, which I hate. Among the ingredients is also hyaluronic acid which should help skin feel more moisturized after the cleanse.  Unfortunately, I already broke the top, so I had to transfer it to another empty bottle.

L'Oreal Elvital Tonerde Absolue Anti-Shuppen Shampoo

L'Oreal has been a really nice surprise in the hair department. For some reason, that even I don't know why, I've been staying away from drugstore hair brands. But since I started using a lot of L'Oreal shampoos, I figured out that they're all better than I would have expected. This is anti dandruff shampoo from their clay line and it works just as you think it would. It cleaned my scalp well, got rid of dry dandruff and it doesn't leave my hair too stripped down. It's definitely more of a clarifying shampoo, because you need to use some sort of conditioner after it to make brushing easier. It has lovely green apple fruity scent like Fructis.

L'Oreal Elvital Tonerde Absolue Pflegeshampoo

It's a shampoo from the same clay line, but this one is for greasy roots and dry ends, which is my hair type. I've been using this one before I tried the anti dandruff one and I liked that one too. It didn't feel as clarifying as the other one. This one feels more like a regular good shampoo that washes out the dirt and leaves the hair still kind of smooth. I feel like this one made my ends more moisturized, but it didn't make my roots any more oily than they would usually be. It didn't really prolong the time of not washing my hair, but it's a nice basic shampoo. It also has that same fruity scent. 


Avon Little Sequin Dress*

It's a new fragrance by Avon that has joined their Little Dress line. This one has a very fruity sweet scent to it. It's also kind of strong in the beginning, but then it turns into a more subtle sweet blend. I'd say it's a mix of spring floral and strong summery fruits. 


Avon Luxe Eyeshadow - Glamorous Roses, Avon Luxe Eyeliner - Grey Strut and Avon Luxe Mascara - Brown Caviar*

I already have a full review of all of these products here. I really like colors in eyeshadow palette and mattes are especially nicely pigmented. I like eyeliner as it's a fun grey color with silver shimmer and it also lasts well, if you apply it thinly. Mascara is a chocolate brown color that I like, but it didn't impress me with its volume and definition. 


Avon Advance Technique Absolute Perfection BB Shampoo and Leave in Balm*

I already owned this whole range of BB hair products and I have a review here. It seems that they only changed the packaging and I'm assuming the product is the same, so I won't be writing a separate review. Shampoo from this line was lovely. It lathered well, cleaned well and didn't leave my hair too dry, but also wasn't moisturizing. Just a very basic shampoo with nice hair salon scent. I didn't like leave in balm at all. In general, I don't like leave in products by Avon, but this one made my hair crunchy. It definitely isn't one of those moisturizing silky smooth treatments, it's more for adding texture. But for that I like texturizing sprays not leave in products. In my opinion the hair mask from this range was definitely the best. 


Avon Planet Spa Perfectly Purifying - Body Scrub, Body Butter, Face Mask, Face Scrub, Gommage Face Scrub and Face Brush*

I like Avon Planet Spa face masks, because they are never too harsh on the skin, don't make it too dry and they have different options for different skin problems. I received a whole Perfectly Purifying range that is based on dead sea minerals. I love products that have anything sea in them, as they usually work really nicely with my skin. So far I've tried everything but the face scrub and face brush. I have to say, I like everything. Body scrub is liquid with rougher particles that exfoliate the skin well without being too rough. Body butter is soft enough to scoop it out easily, but it still has that buttery base. It's not too greasy and it's more for warmer days. Face mask is a great basic clay mask that makes my skin slightly brighter looking right after I take it off and it brings impurities to the skin's surface. I already had gommage face mask and I liked that one too. It's basically like a quick chemical exfoliant that leaves your skin's surface smoother.  


Revolution Strobe Highlighter - Ever Glow Lights*

I already reviewed it here. It's one of those more subtle highlighters with very light warm golden base and tiny shimmer. This is perfect for that subtle sheen on the skin that looks like it's part of the skin. I really like it. 

Freedom Makeup All Day & Night Eyeliner - Dangerous Games*

It's a very creamy silver eyeliner with silver shimmer. It's not as pigmented and you need to go over the line a few times. It's so creamy that it could easily be a cream eyeshadow. That means that it's great for smoky eye looks and for smudging it out. 

Freedom Makeup HD Pro Refills Pro Eyeshadow Colour - 07*

I was very disappointed with this eyeshadow. Before I got it, I saw a few reviews of these eyeshadows and most said that they have great pigmentation with the exception of certain shades and I think 07 is one of those. I have to rub it to get anything off. It's too hard to swatch and once you do scratch it off, it doesn't stay on the lids as well. It's a light pink that has lots of shimmer in it and that shimmer falls off the lid throughout the day. I'm assuming that this is one of their worse eyeshadows and that others are probably a lot better.


Cherie Lashes - Extra Lovely*

I also already wrote a review of these lashes here. If you're looking for something quite natural, but a bit more voluminous and longer, than you'll love these. They have a natural looking overlaying design. On the lids they feel lightweight and I love that the band is invisible, which makes them easier to apply. You can wear them many times, if you make sure to clean them well after each use.


MuLondon White Chocolate Truffle Moisturizer*

It's one of those versatile moisturizers for every part of your body. It has a buttery consistency as it's quite hard in the pot, but melts under your fingers. Essentially, it's a mix of natural oils and herbs. Among these you'll also find cocoa extract, coconut butter and Tahitian vanilla extract which make this the most yummy smelling cream ever. It literally smells like white chocolate and I love it. For some this might be an all over remedy for dry skin, but I've also been using it on my face in the evening and in the morning my skin is well nourished, soft and plump looking. It's also great for hands and cuticles. 


itStyle Makeup*

In our city just opened up a brand new makeup store and it's the only store of this brand in our country. Imagine my surprise, as no new makeup brand comes to out part of the country - ever. Seems like companies are starting to figure out that our part of the country can offer more than just your average Slovenian buyers. We have Croatia, Hungary and Austria borders so close, that you'd be fool not to take advantage of it. I went to the store opening with a fellow beauty blogger Neža. Lovely PR lady approached us and gave us some goody bags filled with their products, so I've been testing these lately. So far I can say that the packaging seems too cheap for the price tag. Some products I liked and some didn't impress me. I really like their blushes (good pigmentation, long lasting), lip pencil (great pigmentation, not drying), matte lipstick (not a proper matte finish, lasts well and applies smooth), brow pencil (perfect shade for my brows, good pigmentation) and lip gloss (good basic formula, not too sticky, great pigmentation). I'll have a full review of these products in a separate post and there will also be a giveaway.

*PR products
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