August Favouritesponedeljek, avgust 31, 2015
This was in my last monthly favourites and it deserves its place here once more. I love how this foundation looks on my skin. It's matte, but not flat-looking, it gives me about a medium coverage and it disguises pores like nothing else I've tried. The shade isn't the best, though this part is kind of expected at L'Oreal foundations, but it's not a horrible match.
This is the ultimate concealer for lazy human beings. No, seriously, you barely need to do anything, just swipe or stipple it where needed and the sponge does most of the work of blending anyway. The coverage is about medium, but I find it covers well enough for me and I love the thin and light formula of this because it blends in so seamlessly, making it look as if you're not even wearing anything. It's been three-four years that I've loved this concealer and I'm still waiting for it to actually be sold in Slovenia. Thank you Maybelline Slovenia, you spoil us way too much #sarcasmON.
No surprise this is here, since I've been gushing about it this month. The colour is so me because it's similar to one of my all-time favourites I'm Nuts About You, except that it's glowy. Flushed-Fixion is a warm natural shade or kind of a muted pink and it's only a hint cooler than Nuts About You, while it's less intense as well as less warm than Rose Royce. Things haven't been rosy from the start, but once I got through the top layer, it revealed its true potential. Too bad it is a LE item.
A miracle happened. That magical year came when I can walk into a drugstore here and pick up a decent contouring powder. And one that fits pale girls, imagine that. The contour powder is taupe brown, so it manages to fake a shadow well and it's pigmented enough to show up on my cheeks. The highlighter is subtle though, but in a nice champagne shade for a neutral skintone like mine.
I checked the Essence version as well and I' not a fan. The powders are softer, which I like and the highlighter is a lovely warm beige-gold shade (speaking of the lighter duo), however, the contour powder is too warm.
This is such a comfortable product to wear. I much prefer it to wearing a chapstick. It's super, super soft and moisturising, but has plenty of pigment. On me Rose is a lovely, neutral pink shade that is a shade or two darker than my natural lip colour, so it's a great every day colour. It think my favourite part about this lipstick is the scent - it smells like Planica ice cream, so it's absolutely yummy.
I just love this colour. It's such a cute, warm pink, which makes it a great everyday colour. In terms of texture this is my favourite lip liner because it's soft, therefore comfortable on the lips, but it's not smudgy soft like Essence lip liners, so it has better staying power and it's more precise.
I "discovered" a colour combination that I'm totally digging and it's this liner together with the Essence Be Berry Now nail polish. They aren't exactly the same, but close enough. Yummy Berry looks a lot cooler on me than on most, so it's a cool toned fuchsia on me and it is such a striking shade.
Of course Essence had to discontinue this fabulous colour, though they replaced it with a similar enough shade in their Gel Nails called True Love. Be Berry Now is Bahama Mama's lighter, rosier sister and it's such a pretty shade, one of favourite colours ever that is best described a raspberry-purple.
Dry, Rough Hair
L'Oreal Elvive/Elseve is proving to be my favourite drugstore brand for hair care and I'm really kicking myself for not trying anything from them up to less than a year ago because I had this prejudice that L'Oreal does only mediocre products filled with nasties (the things that internet does to you). This is such a great leave-in product and unique in terms of texture from what I tried. It really feels like a hair oil in a cream and coconut oil is actually on the second place among the ingredient. This fixes my dry ends without the high silicone content (though there are silicones in it) and without making my hair greasy or limp. It can be used on either dry or wet hair, which is just awesome, plus it smells lovely. This is all I wanted Phyto's famous 9 to be, but a lot cheaper.
I save this like crazy because I get so nervous about using my good stuff since it's so expensive, but damn it does it make my hair feel like new. Cleansing conditioners are basically conditioners that are used as shampoos, so you're literally done with hair in three minutes, but these should be used only on hair that isn't that dirty, but preferably when you hair is feeling dry. This one is like a Kérastase quality shampoo plus mask in one and the effect of this is amazing on my dry hair - clean, yet moisturised super shiny and healthy looking hair, but still with some volume. My hair feels so great when I use this. But I have to warm you that this is a heavy product and even I need to use it completely on its own, so no additional care later (I'd recommend this only to those with dry hair). It's so hard to get out of the tube because it's so thick, but I think that the new packaging is actually a bottle with a pump.
I think this was appropriately named because it smells like freshly laundered clothes hanging in the warm summer sun, so it does make you think of sunshine. It's a simple fragrance, which to me just means it smells clean and ended up I wearing it every single day since I got it.
Have a great day!