May Favourites

nedelja, maj 31, 2015


I did not expect this to be so good. I mean it looks like a toy for five-year-olds, but I seriously love this, especially since I wasted almost 30 € this year for crappy eyeliners available in Slovene drugstores (they really spoil us with a huge selection of good makeup here *sarcasm off*). It's not that far from that Kardashian Beauty one that I always talk about, particularly when it comes to the shape of the applicator, though admittedly the formula isn't quite as good, but it is still an excellent liner. It applies easily and is super precise, plus the panda design is so cute.  


There was a time when seeing me without this lipstick on my lips was considered strange because it used to be a part of my daily routine for about two years or so. I still adore it, but I switch my lip colour more often now (she says after wearing Nude-ist almost daily for the third month in a row), however, I got into a very peachy mood this month and I went back to my good old staple look: big eyelashes with peachy lips and cheeks (using Coralista, what else). Sugar Babe is one of those unsung heroes that no one seems to know about, though granted the texture is not the best, but this is such a gorgeous peachy-pink lip colour on pale skin tones, which doesn't looks strangely orange at all and if you're pale, then you know such shades are a rarity.
I wore it in this recent Instagram picture.  


There is little I enjoy more than a proper peach scent and this is quite possibly my favourite fragrance ever or at least it's somewhere at the top as I resent it's poor staying power, but it's a fruity body mist, so I knew what I was getting. The name says it all, it smells like vineyard peaches without any odd artificial or plastic notes. If you love peach scents and you can still find this somewhere, just get it.


BELLES SAISONS Eau de Cologne Lavande
I always wanted a proper lavender fragrance and even toyed with the idea about getting the L'Occitane version at one point, then I actually got a lavender water in Croatia which smelled foul like vinegar, so imagine my surprise when I found this 250 ml bottle for 1.5 € in E. Leclerc. I've pretty much been spraying this everywhere: on me, my clothes, bedding - just everywhere. Since it's an eau de cologne I expected a very faint scent that would dissipate quickly, but though it is light, I can smell it through the day, probably because I'm spraying this like it's no tomorrow, though in my defence the bottle is huge. Oh, and I had to put on a pump because it originally doesn't have it. 


The era of pastels hasn't concluded yet, but I did change direction to the more blue side instead of mint green. I used to have this pale blue T-shirt that made my eyes look the same colour, so I just wanted some pale blue again in my life and I absolutely feel in love with the colour of this nail polish. It's just the right kind of pale blue, a blue with a white base, so it ends up looking almost a bit grey. The formula isn't the typical pastel one and it needs three coats for full opacity, but it's still ok. 


Never underestimate the power of a good salon brand treatment. I've tried tons of cheap drugstore masks and conditioners and they don't come close to this Joico one. I always rave about that Kérastase mask - well this is the second treatment I treasure just as much and while Kérastase one does the whole deal, this is the product that excels primarily in nourishment. When my hair is super dry, coarse and drab, this works like magic and restores it. I had a bad hair moment after using just drugstore treatments for months and this was like salvation for my hair, so my hair finally felt normal.

In my collection of hair products, this is one of those that I keep for special occasions and hair emergencies because it's not cheap, but man is it amazing, Whenever I use this, my hair is so sleek, I don't even have to use a round brush to achieve smooth hair and my hair is usually a mess without a round brush. This is amazing for taming frizz, honestly nothing else I've tried works as well as this and it's also a very good hydrating leave-in conditioner.


First there was the Angelica cream and now this one that blew me away. Both are so similar in terms of texture, but Pivoine Sublime comes in the prettiest packaging known to mankind as well as it has the most amazing floral scent ever. I love this moisturiser especially for under foundation as it sinks in fast and leaves behind a nice, velvety smooth finish. I'm really enjoying this moisturiser.

By the way, I also wanted to tell you that I have found a very good, more affordable similar moisturiser. Katja gave me a sample of Yves Rocher Hydra Végétal 24h Intense Hydrating Gel Cream and I applied them on each side on my face. YR's takes a little longer to sink in and doesn't feel quite as high quality, but the finish is very similar, which makes it another fantastic moisturiser to use under foundation.


When you open the lid, the scent might make you wonder if someone accidentally put desert inside, as it truly is a dead on ringer for Monte, so a mix of hazelnut and chocolate. I usually don't notice my skin being dry, but currently my shins seem to be especially problematic, and this body butter is a great fixer for super dry, patchy skin. It's a very thick and heavy body butter that intensely moisturises the skin, but it's better if you apply it before going to bed as it takes some time to sink in. 

Another product I'm currently using for my dry skin. Oils give such a pretty glow to the skin and this one also has very fine gold shimmer in it, so it's extra glowy, which I imagine looks great it you have a tan. It has quite a unique texture, almost like it's a gel-oil hybrid, so it's not as runny and thin as most oils. This version has a warm, sweet scent that is more suitable for winter months, but it's not overly heavy.


Have a great day!

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29 comments

  1. A se tega body olja od Dove dost ponuca? Bi bil dober za trebuh mazat? :D

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    1. Ne, ne porabi se ga veliko :) Ima pa mineralno olje not, če se zaradi takih stvari sekiraš. Za trebuh bil bil ok, ampak boš malo šimrasta :D

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  2. Tale Shiseido šminka izgleda fantastično :) Pa prepričana sem da Balein Body Butter in The Body Shop sprej dišita odlično, še posebej zadnji, ker obožujem breskve :D

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    1. Shiseido šminka je res podcenjena in tudi ta znamka na splošno :)
      TBS sprej diši fantastično, ma cela kolekcija je izjemna :)

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  3. I sooo much wish we had DM drugstores here. Their body butters seem comparable to the TBS ones at a much more affordable price.

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    1. I don't think they are that comparable. Balea's butters are much thicker and don't apply as easily plus most of their scents were a miss to me, this one is the first one I really like. If I had to choose between TBS and Balea, I'd choose TBS :) But Balea has so many great, innovative and affordable products :)

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  4. I absolutely love some of the Body Shop's scents! I will definitely be trying this one out. It's a shame about the weak lasting power but I am too a sucker for great smells - plus, I don't mind reapplying body sprays :)

    Best wishes
    Vanessa.

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    1. If you can find it definitely give it ago :) It's by far my favourite TBS scent and I adore the body butter as well :)

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  5. Obožujem te L'orealove lake, imam jih že kar nekaj in sem zelo zadovoljna z njimi, saj so kvalitetni in vzdržijo celo kakšnih par dni, sploh z njihovim nadlakom! Baleino maslo pa sem zadnjič imela v rokah ter razmišljala o njem, drugič ga definitivno vzamem! ;)

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    1. Tale je moj prvi in na meni vsi laki zel dolgo zdržijo, tako da ta tudi ni izjema. Barva mi je absolutno prekrasna, celotna Les Blancs kolekcija me mika :)
      Tudi jaz sem mesece gledala tale body butter, ker sem hotela najprej kakšnega svojega prej porabit in sem res vesela, da sem ga končno vzela. Večina Baleinih body butterjev mi ni bila kaj dosti všeč, tale je pa zelo dober :)

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    2. Meni pa se marsikeri okruši,vendar so ti res kvalitetni, sploh če uporabim še nadlak iz iste kolekcije. Barve pa so čudovite! Sem se poleg Baleinega odločila še za Alverde maslo za telo, bom videla kateri bo boljši, v kakšem julijskem zapisu bom ocenila! ;)

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    3. A Alverdinega z makadamijo? Meni sploh ni bil všeč :/ Že vonj me je zmotil.

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  6. I have bought Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Swivel Stick , because i have got dry and chapped lips and i hope it will works on me too :). Are you still using it? for the firs time i dont have anything from May Favourites. Loreal oil shampoo is great :)

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    1. Yup, it's still the only chapstick I use :) I hope it works for you as well. I just used that L'Oreal shampoo today after trying some other shampoos that I was given and it just reminded me how good it is :)

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  7. I've already read many praises of Shiseido lipsticks and definitely need one. :D The shade is on point for my liking.

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    1. The formula of this one is a bit tricky, but the shade is just gorgeous :)

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  8. Oh I love that range from TBS! <3 And yeah, I was expecting that BP liner to be on the list, I can't believe it performs so well yet is so cheap!

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    1. Vineyard Peach is spectacular <3
      That eyeliner really surprised me and it's so good to finally have a decent liner in my collection :)

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  9. Ive been so loving the look of peach shades for the spring/summer! Especially with a tan (although I would know nothing about that haha). Ive been keeping my eye out for a pretty peach lip stick for a while now! Glad to see someone else is obsessed with peach :)

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    1. A nice peachy pink lip colour that doesn't look orange on my skin tone is so hard to find and that's why I treasure this one from Shiseido so much :) I also like Maybelline's Coral Ambition, but it's more on the peachy side with little pink tones :)

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  10. Nisem vedela da ima Dove tudi olja, bom naslednjič malo bolj pogledala kakšna je izbira, ker oljčkov pa res nikoli ni dovolj ;)

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    1. Od lani so :) Sta pa dva, tale in pa zelen s pistacijo. Sem jih pa do zdaj videla samo v Müllerju.

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    2. Sem ravno porabila losjon z vonjem pistacije in magnolije in mi je bil fantastičen, če najdem tole olje z istim vonjem zagotovo vzamem dva kosa, ker sem nora na tale vonj

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    3. Sploh še nisem preizkusila nič od Dove z vonjem pistacije in magnolije. Bom zagotovo :) Oljetem vonjem pa je pri nas, jaz sem ga videla v Müllerju :)

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  11. Dear Mateja,
    I'm from Belgrade, Serbia and I like Your blog very much.
    Please, can You help me, how can I find Belles Saisons Lavande, because I adore lavanda scent.
    And I agree with You, Body Shop Vineyard Peach colection is so good! :-)

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    1. Hi :) I got my Belles Saisons Lavande in Leclerc in Men's department, but I haven't seen it anywhere else. You don't have Leclerc in Serbia, right? What I suggest is to check men's grooming departments for cologne waters, perhaps there is another from a different brand that smells of lavender. Or maybe even attempt to make it yourself if you really can't find it and find online how to make it. I used to use just essential oils on my wrist and it worked fine :)

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  12. Ravno včeraj sem porabila to Balea maslo in sem kar malo žalostna, ker si ne dovolim kupit novega dokler ne porabim še ostalih iz zaloge :D Si bom pa morala v bližnji prihodnosti privoščit ta Potion 9, se sliši kot nekaj kar bi bilo super za moje lase :)

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    1. Jaz v takem scenariju potem bolj zavzeto uporabljam masla za telo, da jih čim prej porabim in tako se dejansko spomnim vsak dan mazat s kremo :)
      Če imaš friz, je Potion 9 zelo dober za ukrotitev. Sem ga uporabila tudi na drugih in je bila ogromna razlika ko sem sušila lase s sušilcem :)

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  13. The Born pretty smooth eyeliner pen looks really good and is so cute with the panda design! :)

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