September Favourites

sreda, september 30, 2015


It took me ages to properly review this foundation, but this month it finally happened and I still love it to bits just as the first time I tried it. This is my never-fails foundation that looks incredibly natural on the skin, has light-medium coverage and not matter how much you layer it, it won't look cakey. I simply adore it.


New love alert - this just shot up into my favourite blushes ever the moment I applied it on my cheeks. It has the glow! I'll cheat a bit because I haven't done a proper review yet here (I'll post it only after it's on the other blog where I write), but here is a pic of it on my cheeks. It's is the perfect mix of a highlighter plus blush that gives me that famous "lit from within glow" (such a stupid phrase, but there is nothing else to use in this context). It's a mix of two shades, a peachy-pink and the hot pink in the middle, and it's a bit difficult to use them individually, but I always focus on the peachy pink more. The blush is nicely pigmented (the peachy-pink shade could be too light for medium skin tones), the size of shimmer is just perfect and it even smells like vanilla. The packaging is beautiful and there is a mirror plus a brush in the back. Great job Physicians Formula.

I'm really impressed by this brand and I'd like more of their product. I was researching what other stuff is good on Makeup Alley and I love to have at least three other things: Nude Wear Touch of Glow powder (I hear it works similar to Hourglass Ambient Powders), Shimmer Strips Custom All-in-1 Nude Palette for Face & Eyes Natural and Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Blush in Natural. Let me know if these are any good.


And another new love. I've found a brilliant waterproof mascara from the drugstore that is very affordable and holds my impossibly stubborn lashes curled all day. It's also impressive in terms of volume it gives, it separates well enough, it doesn't smudge or flake -  it's just an all-round winner. The brush is huge, but not terribly clumsy, so the only thing that isn't to my taste would be the packaging, which might prompt someone to ask you if it came in a set with a Barbie.  

I'm happy to report that after months this liner still works. Normally this wouldn't be much of an achievement, but it's a cheap liner of Chinese origin. We've had a pretty good run, but we shall see how much longer it will last. This is a pretty bitchin' eyeliner that isn't just inexpensive, but also majorly adorable with the panda cap. The formula is really black, it applies smoothly, lasts well on the lids and so far it hasn't dried out (five months and counting). 


These two were the star products in my Three Reds posts and I'm well aware I'm completely boring your with constantly talking about these two lipsticks, but they deserve it. These are the best matte lipsticks I've ever tried. They apply with no dragging, the pigmentation is outstanding and have nice staying power. Things that might bother you at these is the typical L'Oréal lipstick smell (I've always liked it, but people describe it as granny-ish) and if you're lips tend to get dry, you might find Blake tight on the lips after a while. But the colours are simply stunning and I think that Blake especially is the type of shade that everyone should own as it's that one super glamorous red for special occasions, while Laetitia is my favourite autumnal burgundy that has been on my lips a lot this month.


My feet have become impossibly dry, so I've been slapping generous amounts of this to alleviate the problem and I've been using it on the rest of my body as well. I'm not sure if this is sold any more, probably it isn't because you know, why keep selling something that's clearly super popular (#balealogic), but I'm sure they have a replacement in another scent already (Cocoa?). This one smells like Monte dessert, so it's a rich chocolate-hazelnut scent that just makes you want to eat it. Balea's body butters are very thick, so they suit very dry skin well, but it also means they are greasy and don't sink in fast, which is not that big of a deal to me as I apply it before going to bed. The important thing is that is fixes dry skin and it works fast.

This has been my face moisturiser for a month and a half, and we are getting on pretty swell. For a majority of that time my skin has been pretty much perfect, so no spots, white heads or dry patches, which is what I want from a moisturiser. It has coconut oil in it and that has always agreed with my skin, but some say that it's comedogenic, so it has the potential to clog pores (it clearly doesn't on me). The moisturiser is pretty rich, but not too thick and it smells lovely to me, kind of a professional like Yves Rocher stuff (floral). It's not too expensive, especially compared to my favourite L'Occitane moisturisers, so I'm pretty happy with it.


I do apologize if you feel like I might be rubbing it in a bit with the "oh look at me, I've got a fancy curling wand", but I genuinely love this. It gives a me tons of variety, it's light, there is no annoying clamp and it shows how it's heating up. I've truly been enjoying trying out different barrels and creating hairstyles with this, I especially loved the modern retro waves that I made with a 25 mm barrel. It's soo expensive, but worth the investment if you love curls. I've already used it on other people as well and they loved the results.

Another product I finally took the time to actually review, even though I've been using it constantly for almost a year (well, since December) and already have a back-up of it. It creates texture, which means that it helps achieve volume, it also makes the curls look more lived-in and helps them last longer. This one has a bit more hold than the rest I tried, so it's like a hair spray mixed with a dry salt spray and it can make you hair feel a bit crispy if you use a lot of it, but in moderation it's fine. This is one of my essential products for creating all of those curly hairstyles I wear all the time.

As much as I love Kérastase, this didn't impress me as much as their other products right off the bat. I'm a huge fan of Oreo-Relax shampoo, which works so well on my hair, but this one felt too light for me because it doesn't nourish it as much. However, I've been trying to purge my shampoo stash, so I've been using this for the past month and my hair just feels good. I think this is the type of product that works long term, which I would have discovered before were I not so impatient. It's expensive, but if your hair is dry and you like the squeaky clean feeling, this might work well for you.


Have a great day!

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21 comments

  1. L'Oreal šminke <3 HMS je pa res awesome, ja :D

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    1. Kateri ti je ljubši - HMS ali novi Air Mat? :)

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  2. Obožujem Monte :) Ampak se nekako nikoli ne morem prirpavit da bi kupila tole maslo, veliko rajši uprabljam sadne ali sveže vonje za telo :)

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    1. Včasih so imeli verzijo z mangom, ampak je bil zelo čuden vonj. Ta mi je pravzaprav še najljubši od njihovih, ker kakava tudi ne maram :)

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  3. I also love the L'Oreal Pure Reds line, even more than MAC lipsticks ;) They're not available in Poland, but I got Blake and JLo online, but I couldn't buy Letitia anywhere :(

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    1. Definitely better than Mac's lipsticks :) You still don't have them? That is so odd. Laetitia seems to be a shade that is only sold in some countries, but I think Zoe (Saldana) might be similar :)

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  4. Končno sem si prišla do te Laetitie, sem včeraj poletela do DMa ker je v akciji *finally*. Me res zanima kako se bo primerjala z Maybelline Creamy Mattes...če je pol toliko dobra, potem si me osrečila :D

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    1. Sem videla da je 30 % off (sploh nisem dobila kupončkov. Naj grejo nekam). Creamy matte moram enkrat kupit kak odtenek zase :) Zakaj to ni pri nas?

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  5. Amazing post! That moisturizer sounds good and I so want to try that Healthy mix foundation.


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    1. Thank you :) The moisturiser might be a bit harder to get if you don't live in Slovenia or Croatia (I don't really know where else it's sold), but Healthy Mix Serums is easily obtainable and I really recommend it :)

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  6. Blake bo zdaj končno moja s temi kupončki, wup wup :D Drugače pa imam ta Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Blush in Natural, in je meni zakon. Se mi zdi, da bi tebi tudi bil všeč :)

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    1. Upam, da bo zadovoljna z njo :) Jaz pa nimam kupončkov :( Ti si itak moja blush sista, tako da če je tebi všeč, bo meni stoprocentno tudi :) I need everything :D

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  7. Jaz morem ponovno kupit Serum, mi je super za zimske dni :) Essence maskara pa me ni prepričala, tolk je leva krtačka in ni nek wau učinek pri meni :( Pa potem je odstranjevanje še ena vlka packarija :D

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    1. Čim je šansa za kakšne luskice je Bourjois moja edina izbira :)

      No, pa saj ti verjetno ne rabiš vodooporne maskare? Se strinjam glede odstranjevanja, je tečno, ampak sem se že navadila. Krtačke so pa vedno večje, a ne? Je že prav hecno. Meni je tale maskara krasna, ampak vsem seveda ne bo :)

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  8. That body butter just sounds divine! I use thick body creams all year round, but especially right now my skin loves the thick buttery texture of a good body butter.

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    1. The scent is outstanding. I would seriously just put a spoon in it :D Do you even have DM's in Switzerland? Ps: By the way, sooo jealous about the L'Occitane Honey collection :D I need it in my life.

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  9. Hahahaha, tale maskara pa res izgleda kot nekaj kar bi Barbie uporabljala ;)
    Si me pa čisto navdušila z blushem, na tebi izgleda prekrasno

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    1. Nekatere njihove maskare so res tako otročje :D
      Hvala :) Meni je krasen :)

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  10. Malo pozno, ampak lahko vprašam kako dobiš dober color match iz Bourjois pudra? :) Ogledujem si ga že najdalj časa, ampak je čiiiiisto preveč rumen zame (vsaj zdi se mi), hkrati imava pa očitno precej podobno barvo kože (Rimmel light porcelain).

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