My watch, which I got from my mum... Actually my beloved D&G-watch is just laying there because the battery died a few weeks ago and I hadn't had time to drop it into the store (annoying store that is so not convenient getting to). So I'm using this one as a replacement, it's one of those "buy this and you get a free watch" things. I'm guessing my mum has a ton of those stashed. It's good enough - for being a freebie but far from being stylish.
My cute little shiny stones earrings from Victoria which I love and wear very often. Victoria is a brand that's only available through demonstrations at someones home, but is pricequalitywise definitely ok. Their prices range from 10 to 100euros.
I'm a jeansgirl and wear it about 90% of the time... My current favourite is this one by Guess, it's a darker blue with lovely studs on it. In the future I want to try some Liu Jo and Levi's Curve, I've heard a lot of positive things on them and am keen on trying myself.
Lastly, my indoor ballet flats, so cute. I purchased them a year ago for about 10-15euros and wore them all summer and will do so again this summer. They are very comfortable and actually don't look that much like indoor flats. Once in a while I forget switching and leave the house with these on when I go to my mums or on an errand, luckily it's not that noticeable...
That's it for now :)
The gliding, lightweight, fluid texture instantly melts into the skin to leave the complexion smooth and even. Imperceptible on the skin, it illuminates the complexion which stays flawless and satin-smooth in any lighting. It fixes make-up, giving a natural, long-lasting result. For all women and all skin types.
For starters I ordered the pursespray from Pur Blanca EDT. I've had my eye on this EDT for some time, but because you don't know how it smells - you don't order it. Now there was a discount on the pursesprays so I took my chance. Next to it, their newest flexible hair spray in a gorgeous pink-purple packaging. I've tried hair sprays from them in the past and they were quite good.
In the lip department I bought their Pro-to-go in the colour Babylips, which is gorgeous. I really enjoy the packaging of this lipstick, very convenient. Underneath is their new released Glazewear and I opted for the colour Peach Silk. Again this one has nice packaging, maybe a little too tacky?!
And lastly, one of their new eyequads. Avon has has these True Colour quads for some time (which look a lot like the Chanel ones) but now there are 2 new colours available, this one called Cocoa Dreams and another one that has a lot of blue in it... I immediately loved this quad & when I browsed the net I found Pixiwoo also used it in a tutorial so I was sold - nude colours, yes please!
And again in close-up. All colours are more satinlike with a bit of shimmer. I'm excited to see how they work on the lid.
That's it for now, feel free to share you recent purchases...!
Todays one is a very special polish. It's a beige colour that has tiny golden microshimmers in it. It's only visible in certain lighting, look closely at the bottle and you'll see what I mean... Putting this on my nails was easy, I used 2 light layers and I was surprised at the amount of coverage the polish provided. Looking at the bottle I had expected a more watery version, but this one is quite creamy and doesn't leave any streaks. The colour on my nails is as lovely as in the bottle: a gorgeous beige with lots of microshimmers in it, mostly visible in sunlight. After a few days a tiny tipwear shows up, as always.
I only opted for summer colours, lighter shades and got: 140 Let's Mauve On, a purple-lilac colour with a little shimmer in it and 160 Sweets For My Sweets, a pink with a purple shine. I think both colours fit the concept 'summer' really well and let's face it, at 2euros a piece it's hard to resist. I also checked the Essence polishes, as they recently released a few new things and I believe this is one of them: a silvery sparkling top coat, perfect for nail art or spicing up a regular polish. This one costed 1,8euros. It's also available in a dark purple colour.
Once again, happy with my purchases and can't wait to try them on my nails... Ohw, I love polishes!
The fragrance to this one is my favourite amongst the ones I have used, it's indeed an exotic scent that instantly reminds me of an island and palm trees. I prefer this one much more than the so-raved-about-pink-blush-version. This scent is fresher and just suits me better. With usage this shampoo works just as well as the others. But it also leaves a white cast so combing is necessary if you don't want to turn out grey... I mainly use this on my fringe, but I've also used it on my entire hair when I was short on time - works like a charm.
Dry shampoo is one of these things that I must have laying around the house - just in case and Batiste suits my needs: it does its job, doesn't cost much and delivers a nice scent. This tropical version pleasantly surprised me with its scent and I will surely repurchase this one, a recommended product!
Starting on the left bottom:
- Avon Naturals Deo cucumber & melon: an ok product and very budgetproof, but not worth repurchasing for me personally
- Avène Emulsion SPF50: a very nice sunscreen that's also waterresistant and has no problems with sensitive skin, I'm already on my 2nd tube and will do a review of this in the future
- Paula's Choice Resist Barrier Repair Moisturizer: a nice product, but doesn't fit my skin type, is more suited for normal skin - I end up using this as a serum underneath another moisturizer
- Paula's Choice Moisture Boost Hydrating Treatment Cream: this is such a nice moisturizer and to be honest, this is my 2nd tube that I have finished. You can also use this around your eye area. It's moisturizing but not sticky and sinks in fast. I will repurchase this again in the future and do a more elaborate review on it.
- Nuxe Masque Frais Hydratant: a nice mask that I mainly used as a night cream, maybe worth repurchasing but for now I have enough other masks that need to be finished
- Tweezerman BrowMousse: this is an amazing product and I'm on my 3rd one - pure love
- Shiseido Bio-Performance Super Eye Contour Cream: I got this on strawberrynet during a big eye cream sale, as it's really expensive, I enjoyed using it and liked it because it's really rich but it's overpriced
This may seem like a lot of products to have finished but it took me a few weeks to gather these. You can expect a seasonal update every few months. And now onto you: which ones have you recently finished?
And I chose the Chanel one... After swatching them on my hand and face I found the Aurora from Dior too glittery. I don't mind a bit of highlighting effect but it was a bit too much for me. This one from Chanel also has some glitters but less noticeable. I like that it's more subtle.
The velvet pouch and packaging is so gorgeous... I love luxurious items!
And then, the powder itself. On picture the tiny glitters don't show up but they are definitely there and visible in real life. It's a very light bronzer, perfect for my skin. It also has a pink stripe that can be used as a blush, very versatile. It's pricey, like all Chanel products, but sometimes I just like to spoil myself :). As for now, I'm in love with this product and I hope that with continued use my feelings will remain the same...
One of the main reasons I opted for this one is that it's aceton free. Aceton is often used in polish removers but it works really drying on your nails, so I would always advise using one without. The product contains 125ml and costs about 4,5euros. Packaging is really simple, I don't expect much from polish remover you know...
Do I go for the Chanel Bronze Rose or the Dior Aurora bronzer? What do you think?
Formulated to help skin resist wrinkles
Reduces free-radical and environmental damage
Exceptional for rosacea and sensitive skin
Perfect for the eye area-no need for a separate eye cream!
Fragrance-free, because it's what's best for your skin
The packaging is quite stylish, contrary to her regular basic white packaging. The blue and grey give it a more expensive hint. It works with a pumping system that is easy to manage. A downside is that it's less easy to control the amount of product that comes out one pump. It contains 50ml and costs around 25euros, only available in her online shop.
I was really surprised when I first used this product, as it was hardly what I expected. This moisturizer isn't a cream, it's a gel that looks a bit yellow at first but is actually see-through. As all Paula's Choice product it's fragrance-free, which I'm a big fan of. It spreads easily and sinks in fast, leaving your skin refreshed and moistened. But personally I found this cream wasn't rich enough for my skin, I needed too much product to achieve a good moistened result. This is a better suited cream for normal skin types. It also works great on sensitive skin and even takes away redness. After using this my skin looks refreshed and a bit glowy, because the product gives a bit of a dewy finish. I continued using this product as a serum underneath my nighttime moisturizer, which I found works better for dry skin.
The goods: packaging, no fragrance, good on sensitive skin, sinks in fast, leaves a nice finish
The bads: price, only available in webshop, not rich enough for dry skin
Overall I enjoyed using this product, it just doesn't suit my skin type leaving it a bit harder to judge. It's a nice moisturizer with good ingredients and if I only needed one pump to cover my face I would probably repurchase this. I have no idea why she claims this is suited for dry skin, as it's clearly not. If you're keen on trying this product, first order a sample to be sure...
On Wednesday evening I couldn't find my Tweezerman anywhere, I looked and looked and looked, turned everthing upside down but nothing. I had used it the day before so basically it couldn't have gone far. The bf didn't know anything about it either...
And the next day it hit me, I cannot go without this product. My brows practically need daily tweezing or I could go for the werewolf look - but that's not my cup of tea. So I gave in and at lunch I went to repurchase my Tweezer, I now chose for the electric blue colour. Meanwhile the other one hasn't turned up and if it does, at least I have a back-up...
But this got me wondering: which product would you immediately repurchase if you noticed you lost it or it is empty? I'm curious!
Gently cleanses, leaving skin feeling refreshed.
This time I bought it from Cheapsmells, this is a UK-based webshop that offers perfume-skincare-makeup and free shipping for the moment - they also offer high end brands such as Chanel. I got to know it through an English blog I follow but I can't recall which one... I'm very impressed with their shipping time, I ordered it on friday and got it yesterday. Definitely on my recommended-webshop-list. Usually I order from Fragrancedirect, also UK-based but they didn't have the Play in stock. The reason for my UK-ordering is that when buying perfume outside the EU there are *high* taxes on it, then you're better off buying it in a store as it will have the same price.
So I bought the Play Intense from Givenchy for him, a big 100ml bottle. And for me I bought a small 30ml bottle of L from Lolita Lempicka, a gorgeous bottle (all mermaidy) and such a lovely scent...
Have you recently bought a new perfume?
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