I bought another copy of my Bioderma solution = love. I just like to have a spare one in my closset, it's not like I go through a bottle a month or anything. It lasts me several months. I bought 2 things from Avène: an aftersunsoother and an SPF50 for the face (I've used this one in the past and liked it). As a new thing I bought the Louis Widmer deo spray, I read some good things about it - it won't cause any discoloration on lighter colours from sweating, because I'm into white in the summer this is an absolute must for me. So far I haven't found the perfect deo, but who knows this may be the one!!
This lovely t-shirt was on discount: it's a bit seethrough but once you're wearing it it covers up everything. I really fell for this one, a very special t-shirt. It's also from a little shop that doesn't carry many items, so I probably won't catch someone else wearing it, which is always a plus to me.
And I also got a soft fleece, also in reddish pink... Ohw, I love how soft this is, almost makes me want to crawl underneath it... And once again, a lovely design on the back featuring little paws - cute!
Have you already bought some sun care for the summer
some summer clothing?
Packaging is adorable, with the little hearts on it and I like the small poemy thing as well. The smells reminds me most of overly mature strawberries, the scent is also very strong - honestly, it's a bit too much for me. The product is a thick shower gel with little particles in it. It's also quite creamy and feels really moisturizing. Now, it's intented to be used on wet skin only so I did and used it as stated above. My skin did indeed feel smooth. But after drying my skin, I got red dots all over, like a bit of a rash. I decided to give the product a few more chances and tried it alone as well, but that didn't help at all. My sensitive skin clearly can't bear this product. When I checked the ingredient list I noticed SLS and perfume were very high on it, so that's probably the cause of it.
I'm quite disappointed in this product. It shouldn't matter that much that I have sensitive skin, a shower gel shouldn't irritate at all. Due to this product I'm not very keen on trying other things from their line. I wouldn't recommend this at all, if something works irritating it's best to avoid it all at once...
Do you have any experience with this line?
I put all my daily stuff in this little purple box ^^cute eh - I bought it at Hema. For my eyes I always grab my Naked palette and switch colours to my liking, I think everyone knows this palet so I'm not going to explain it more, if you like nudes you MUST have this in your collection, it's pure love. Most of these products already have a review on them, just check the link, and the reviews of other products will surely follow!
How is your makeup routine, does it change a lot or do you stick with a few things that you absolutely adore?!
I used 2 layers of this polish, as described on the top and it has a nice coverage. You don't need to layer it on very thick, two small/regular coats are enough. It has a nice creme finish and doesn't streak. As all Catrice polishes it shows tipwear after a day or 2 but nothing serious.
The song is by Milow about his loved one, below is the video which is also special since it was taken in one shot. I particularly love the ending where she crawls into his heart... Ohw, I love romance...
Do you have such a song, then please share!
And lastly, another gorgeous summer look. Her face and cheeks makeup scream "beach / sunkissed".
I used 2 coats here, the first coat was a bit sheer but the second provides enough coverage. The brush reminds me a lot of an Essie brush, it's also quite small / tiny. Applying goes easily and it doesn't leave any streaks. Afterwards I used a top coat, drying time was as usual. The colour is a gorgeous nude that I will definitely wear quite often, especially now in spring when I tend to grab my nudes all the time, it's a bit darker than my OPI nudes - it's more Essie-style.
After 2-3 days I began noticing a little tipwear and I also had a few tiny chips. The lasting time of this polish is less than more high end brands such as OPI, which lasts me a week easily. But nevertheless, for its price you can paint your nails 2 times a week :). This won't be my last ELF polish, it's worth ordering a few if you're planning an order as it's only available online.
I like the packaging, a lot more than her other packaging. This one looks more luxurious, I like the blue and the grey. The bottle contains 118ml and costs 21,5euros - which is a lot in my opinion. For reference, my previous Estee Lauder toner costed around 50euros and was 250ml. Paula claims that her products aren't expensive and has labeled this Estee Lauder toner as expensive on her reviewsite, but in comparison her toner is as expensive as the EL one. Being honest much?
You can turn the cap easily off and I put a little bit of the toner on a cotton pad, then sweep it gentle on my face. The texture is thicker than other tones I've used in the past but not as thick as a lotion, there's no scent to it since there's no fragrance in it. I can feel it being hydrating on my skin and it leaves a little glow *love*, therefor it's more suited for normal to dry skins. I've used it for several months and not once has this toner irritated my skin in any way, lovely! I have a few fine dry lines and with continued use of this toner they didn't become less than before, but I kinda knew this promise would go unfulfilled. The toner also claims to reduce redness, which I didn't notice. If my skin was a bit red / irritated this toner didn't take the colour away but on the other hand it didn't make it worse either, I did feel it worked calming on my skin.
The goods: no fragrance, doesn't irritate, hydrating, leaves a glow
The bads: expensive, doesn't reduce wrinkles, doesn't reduce redness
Overall I think this is a good product, the goods make up for the bads. I've enjoyed using it and may repurchase it in the future. I just wish she would release a bigger version of this toner, a 250 or 300ml with a better pricing. If used daily or twice a day, 118ml doesn't last that long. Don't expect wonders from this product, it won't fade your wrinkles - nothing can - but it does have good ingredients in it to prevent future damage and that's what's important!
Avon released a new lipstick called the Ultra colour Riche Moisture Seduction in 10 shades, I ordered 3 colours: Nude Perfection, Silky Peach and Red Kiss. The lipsticks have white ribbons in them that provide the moisture, they look gorgeous and also have a citrus scent. I hope they can deliver, but I've already read some good things about them (hence why I bought 3 shades). Then a lipgloss from the Dazzle line in Pink Radiance, it doesn't look very different from their other line of lipglosses but we'll see. And to finish the make-up 2 eyeliners, just regular Glimmersticks (not the one from yesterday's post so without the shimmer) in Cosmic Brown and Starry Night Blue.
Body care: 2 body lotions in Vanilla and Pomegrenate&Mango, both 200ml. And a perfume -eau de toilette- called Tahitian Holiday in 50ml, supposedly a dupe for Estee Lauders Bronze Goddess.
And lastly my IciParis stuff that I got at 30% off: their own line Nail Polish Remover, Rosebud Minted Rose (I really like mint!) and a mask from Estee Lauder called Resilience Lift Extreme - it isn't going to do any lifting but I heard it contained a very good amount of antioxidants and can easily be used as a night cream.
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Each eyeliner comes in a different box with the colour written on the outside. The pens have their colour on the bottom lined & written which makes it easier to grab the one you need. I have 4 of the 6 available colours which are (top to bottom): black ice, brown sugar, smokey diamond (grey), sugar plum. The other 2 colours which I don't have are emerald glow (a green) and twilight sparkle (a blue). They are called "Diamonds" because there are some tiny shimmers in it that are perfect for everyday use and leave the colour softer. If the liners are in discount you pay around 3-4euros for one, a price that I love!
This eyeliner isn't one that needs sharpening, if you don't have enough product you just need to twist it a little bit to get more out of it. If you have too much you can just twist it back - really convenient. Tiny downside is that after having used the tip a lot it doesn't stay pointy and you get a more round tip to work with. This isn't difficult because the pencils are very small and leave a fine line which can be build into a more intense bigger one if you prefer that.
I mostly use Brown Sugar and Smokey Diamond but if I have to pick one I would go for Brown Sugar, I'm just a fan of brown eyeliners - black often looks too harsh for everyday. These pencils give a fine line and are easy in usage. After a working day they are still as present as before. The tiny shimmers aren't too much, it really depends on the lighting. Overall a very nice product without any downsides, will continue to purchase this - so please Avon, don't discontinue this!
The packaging is really simple, which you can expect for this pricerange (about 3,5 euros for 20ml and 8,5euros for 100ml). The small bottle is really purseproof and this is easy because reapplying is necessary as it doesn't last long at all. It's a very sweet and young scent, when spraying you smell a bit of alcohol but this fades quickly. After that you get a basic candy scent and this is how it stays, it doesn't contain mysterious notes - just plain simple sweet - perfect for teens. A huge downside is that it doesn't last long. But I enjoyed using this when I was younger and I still like spraying it from time to time. However, in regards to wearing fragrance, I now have more sophisticated perfumes in my stash... This is a good budget perfume if you like a basic sweet scent. It's also available in other scents such as Vanille, Peach etc... but I haven't tried those.Which is your bring-back-memories-perfume?
The goods: price, scent, non-irritating, hydrating
There isn't a negative comment I can put on this product, it's the best out there and I'm sure you'll agree with me once you've tried it. You can buy it in IU-stores or on Newpharma (a Dutch website) in Belgium, for a bottle of 500ml I pay around 15-16 euros which is an affordable price. I just can't stress enough how much I love this product!!
I used 2 layers of the polish, one is a bit sheer and 2 is perfect (on the back of the bottle it also recommends 2 for coverage). I put Catrice's own topcoat over it which explains the tiny bumps you can spot, I'm going to give the topcoat a few more chances before I put down my review on it - but for now not impressed.
The colour is a peachy pink and I really like it. It's a perfect spring colour that suits any outfit and any occasion. After a few days the polish starts showing a little tipwear but not as much as my other Catrice polishes, maybe they changed the formula a bit, I don't mind. If you like nudes, get this one, it's lovely!!
Have you already tried one of their new polishes, which one?
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