March Favourites

torek, marec 31, 2015


This is a complete winner of the month for me. I took a chance and I tried a shade I never imagined on me before and it turned out way better than I could have ever expected. Nude-ist is far from a proper nude shade on me, but it's one of those fantastic natural shades that give me a bit of colour and define the lips. It's a beautiful muted rose shade on me and features that awesome matte formula Bourjois does so well. Love this.


If you're an avid reader of beauty blogs then I'm sure that the Kiko Long Lasting Sticks hype didn't escape you and I can tell you it's fully justified. The taupe shade I own is incredibly creamy, doesn't tug on the lids at all and blends with ease. The staying power is really impressive as well, since on my normal lids it can easily get through the day with minimal creasing, which only occurs much later in the day. The only thing I'm not a fan of is the chunky shimmer, but I'll live with it.

Once I started using Golden Taupe on a daily basis, it occurred to me that the tone of it is very close to how Satin Taupe looks on my eyes. It turns out these work great in conjunction with each other as Satin Taupe is just a bit deeper shade on my lids, but without the shimmer. 


This is that one fantastic transition shade that can easily be worn from autumn though winter into spring because it's such a nice mix of styles. It's a mix of autumn-winter murky taupe and spring pastel lilac shade, so it looks very modern on the nails. Plus this formula has a very shiny finish.

It's officially spring and it's time to dust off the pastels. Mint Candy Apple is the quintessential pastel mint green shade and you just can't really have a spring without it. Granted the formula is horrendous and it reminds me how far pastels have come in the recent years, but it's worth the extra work. There are many, many (better performing) dupes for this shade, but Mint Candy Apple just has that cult status. 


As far as oil cleansers go, this is definitely my favourite. It's the only one so far that didn't cause me problems after a longer use, in fact, it keeps my skin in a very decent condition plus it removes every scrape of makeup even my heavy-duty waterproof mascara. I've switched back to Emma Hardie's cleansing balm for a while because I need to use up my opened cleansers and my skin almost immediately didn't look as good. I even got a few dry patches, so I went back to using this one and it helped. I do mind that it doesn't feel as luxurious as balms and I hate how foggy my vision is after using it, but because it works for my skin, it's currently my favourite cleanser out the ones I have. Balance Me Cleansing Balm is still my absolute favourite, with Good Things Manuka Honey being my second, but this is firmly planted on third place and removes makeup the best out of three. The price is a bit extreme though, but I heard they have some promotion on cleansers in L'Occitane at the moment, at least here. 

I found a great hydrating mask that helps me when my skin is feeling super thirsty and it was just there in my local DM. I've said before that this is a similar product to Origins Drink Up Intensive mask, but I like it even more because this one has hyaluronic acid in it. My skin had a bit of a patchy moment on my cheeks, but this mask quickly fixed that. I should really explore Balea's skin care more (any recs?).


Yes, I'm going to rave about this mascara once more. It's when I'm testing other mascaras that I realise how bloody fantastic this one is. At the end of the day (which is currently at 2 A.M.), my foundation looks worn-off, the blush is long gone as is the eyeshadow, but my lashes look like I just applied mascara five minutes ago. They are still perfectly curled, there is no smudging and all the mascara is still there. That's what I call an HG mascara.


LA RIVE Moon
I still can't believe I only paid 4€ for this fabulous scent. It's one of those clean, but classy scents that work no matter the occasion or season. It's basically a cheap knock-off of Hugo Boss Nuit Pour Femme and works just as well. It starts with a nice peachy burst, but it quickly settles into a nice expensive fabric softener scent. And I also love the bottle of this as it's not at all cheap looking. 


As with mascaras, it's only when I'm using something else that I realize how good the old favourite is. I've had the same thing happen to me with Nectar Thermique. This works for my hair so well not just as heat protection, but also as a leave-in product/conditioner and it never fails me when my hair needs that extra boots of moisture. This is one of the best products for really dry hair.



Have a great day!

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28 comments

  1. Satin taupe looks so beautiful! Xo

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    1. I love that eyeshadow :) It's such a good neutral and it makes my eyes look more blue.

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  2. Mac senčka je tudi pri meni ta mesec stalno v uporabi :) Mint candy apple je pa res vreden truda, takoj ko sme ga kupila, sem bila res razočarana ampak sem ga vzljubila. Pa tole Balea masko moram kupit! :D

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    1. Mint Candy Apple ti res lahko požre živce, ampak se da vseeno z njim delat :) Barva je pa itak prelepa :)

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  3. What's the durability of that Moon perfume? :)

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    1. I'd say that on me it lasts about four hours (longer on clothes, of course), but general it lasts well considering the price :) I detect no difference in terms of staying power between Boss' Nuit and this one as both are quite light scents :)

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  4. Jutri grem po to Balea masko, obvezno :D Mi bodo lička sigurno hvaležna, ker jih tako razvajam :P
    Si me pa spomnila, da lahko danes Moon uporabim sem ga čisto zanemarila. Moja 30ml steklenička sicer ni tako lepa ampak diši pa vseeno za znoret lepo in tudi dolgo pa še v torbico jo lahko na hitro popokam :)

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    1. Na dehidrirani koži se tale maska kar dobro obnese, vsaj na moji :)
      Sploh nisem vedela, da obstaja tudi 30 ml. Diši pa res zelo lepo :)

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  5. Hell yeah, La Rive Moon! It's wonderful, smells and looks expensive.
    4€ is indeed a gorgeous price, I think I paid 8 for it. Still great! I have a lot of love for Pearl as well, which is very similar to Boss Jour, an original which personally I find weak and more chemical though. Go La Rive.

    I've been starting to wear the Mint Candy Apple dupe of my stash as well! Right now I got so many new pastels I opted for two nails pastel blue, three nails lilac on each hand. ^^

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    1. I was so fortunate that I stumbled upon La Rive when it was 50% off, but yes, otherwise regular price here is also 8 €, which is still such a bargain :) We have these everywhere now, but the selection in poor and different in every shop. I haven't seen Pearl yet I think, but I should investigate more.

      I wore three different pastel nail polishes on my nails last week as well. I looked a bit odd, but I loved it :)

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  6. Obe senčili tudi jaz obožujem. <3 Sploh Kiko je pri meni trenutno tudi pogosto v uporabi. :)
    Joj, pa nujno moram že povonjat La Rive Moon parfumček. :P

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    1. Ta senčila so res krasna :) Pa tisti svinčnik za ustnice od Kika še veliko nosim:)
      Moon je res praktično isti kot Nuit, pa še v Intersparu ga imajo :)

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  7. Za Kiko senčilo se strinjam, ampak imam v drugih odtenkih. :)
    Sem pa po ogledu tvoje ocene kupila Bourjois Nude-ist, ampak je na meni barva precej bolj živa, mi je pa formula zelo všeč.

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    1. Nude-ist izgleda skoraj na vsakemu malo drugače :) Vsa že s sestrično to ugotavljali in z bralci v komentarjih pod objavo :) Očitno je ravno tak odtenek, ampak na meni mi je zelo všeč :)

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  8. Meni pa L'occitanovo olje nic ne zamegli oci, krasno je,, res dobro ocisti. Kaksno akcijo imajo na cistila?

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    1. Uh, meni se zdi da sem pa še pol ure slepa :D No vsaj brat ne morem.
      Nisem si ravno zapomnila, kaj mi je prodajalka razlagala :D Vem, da so nekaj cenejši :)

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  9. I'd like to check the Kiko Stick, I'm going to grab one when it's on sale. Kiko has a lot of sales in the store. And Nude-ist has been one of my favourtie 'nudes' ;) I don't wear too much pinks and nudes but I like this one :)

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    1. I heard they have a lot of sales :) I should really visit one of their shops.
      Nude-ist is wonderful :)

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  10. I gotta get my hands on that balea mask. I loved their aqua serum. :)

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    1. Everyone talks about that aqua serum, but I never tried it :)

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  11. Great picks. I love your blog pictures.

    themeticulousperfections.blogspot.com

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  12. I had a feeling Nude-ist would be on the list this month :-) It's suuuuuch a pretty shade.

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  13. great haul! love the colour of the lip product :)

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    1. It's a favourites post, but I forgive you :D Nude-ist is gorgeous :)

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  14. Vedno ko omeniš maskaro, si rečem da si jo morem kupit. Ampak zdaj pa res no :D

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    1. Nekje jo najdi na netu, da bo veliko cenejša kot pri nas :) All Beauty jo je imel včasih :)

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