January Favouritessobota, januar 30, 2016
You know when you have something on your wishlist and it then turns out to be even better than you ever imagined? Well, this is such a product for me. I wanted it mostly because of the design and didn't really care much if it's particularly good, but this is my dream blush. Yes, the design is fantastically gorgeous, but it's not its only plus. The pigmentation is great as well, as is the staying power, but most importantly, this is my favourite ever shade. It's very similar to my other favourite, I'm Nuts About you by Catrice, it's just a touch warmer, but the same type of natural brownish-muted warm pink that I love wearing. It's just amazing and I hope I get my hands on more of these.
This is one of my favourite concealers, but I tend to save it a lot because it runs out quite fast and it's not cheap for the amount you get. If you love Maybelline's the Eraser, you'll like this too, as it has a similar very natural looking effect, yet it still provides a decent amount of coverage (about medium, won't cover everything, but it's good enough). The shade 21 fits me better than The Eraser's Fair, it's a bit lighter and more neutral. I really wish they made these with more product inside because so far because it the best concealer I found for me in our drugstores. This is my second one so far.
I reviewed three of these this month and 02 is my favourite. It's a great autumn/winter burgundy shade that is similar to MAC's Diva, but a bit cooler (by the way, shade 23 from the Velvet Matte range is the same), so if you ever looked for a nice, cheaper alternative, this is it. These are lovely creamy pencils, similar to Maybelline's Colour Drama, pigmentation is great, they last fine on the lips and are very affordable. They need to be sharpened, which is a minor inconvenience, but you actually don't end up doing that very often.
This is the darker sister of my beloved Nude-ist. I haven't posted a review for it yet, but I've been wearing so much this month and it's become one of those shades that I just grab when I'm in a hurry because it brings some colour to my face since my natural lips are quite pale. It's a medium muted rose shade that looks so polished and modern (it's not that different from MAC Mehr I hear), so one of those perfect everyday colours that goes with everything. I like the matte lipsticks more than the pencils and that's because the finish is closer to a true matte (in a regular lipstick way), but they are still creamy and easy to apply. I'll try to post the review for this soon.
If I'm already talking about Golden Rose 12, I might as well mention this one. Yes again, even though it's my all-time favourite and it keeps popping out in my favourites posts (and I wore it in two other recent posts). It's so damn gorgeous. I think it's the only liquid lipstick I have where you can see how empty it is. I love the colour, the formula, staying power and that great matte finish after it sets. By the way, I treated myself to two new shades for my birthday, Plum Plum Girl and Happy Nude Year (love the first, not too thrilled about the second).
OPI Nail Lacquer Starlight Collection Fall 2015
Give Me Space
When I saw swatches of this nail polish, I knew I desperately need to have it even though I wasn't sure how we stand with limited editions in Slovenia, but apparently we are well stocked - a minor miracle in my book. I've dreamed of a starry sky inspired nail polish for years (I like the galaxy/night sky patterns so much), but they aren't exactly something you pick up in every drugstore. It's a navy with holographic glitter and trust me, no picture I've seen does it justice. It applies quite sheer for the first coat, but two give you full coverage. It was my choice to wear for New Years and my birthday, which considering how much I love Bahama Mama is quite a statement.
DOVE Advanced Hair Series Quench Absolute Supreme Crème Serum
I planned to talk about this product first in my New in post, but that'll have to wait as it's been a weird shopping month since my birthday is so late. This is a true product of the month to me, a rare fantastic drugstore hair product discovery that really impressed me and I've been using it the entire month consistently. I never heard a word about this before I bought it, but I grabbed it purely because it was 50 % off and I was curious what's it like. You know how demanding I am when it comes to hair care and I expect a lot from products since my hair is always dry and annoying to deal with. The first plus at this product is that I can easily use it on damp and dry hair. On damp hair it makes my hair noticeable sleeker, frizz is reduced, it nourishes the hair to a degree, but the biggest difference this makes is in the shine. In combination with La Petite Marseillais Agran and Karite oil it made my hair looking and feeling fabulous. My hair actually looks healthy with these two after blow drying. On dry hair it performs brilliantly alone, it tames frizz, hides damaged/dry ends and adds tons of shine. It's way better on dry hair than any serum I've tried and that includes Orofluido. The scent is lovely too, classically Dove, but also a bit perfumey. The texture is a bit on a heavy side, so if you have thin hair you might want to use a small amount if you'd like to try it, but I of course slap it on like there is not tomorrow since my hair can handle anything. I love this.
By the way, I bought this in my local Müller sometime at the end of December.
By the way, I bought this in my local Müller sometime at the end of December.
PALMERS Cocoa Butter Swivel Stick
This is my favourite lip balm and the only one I actually use, but regular readers might now that already. Anyway this landed in my favourites because of a different reason. It's actually like a SOS-stick for dry patches and this month I've been suffering from dry cheeks again (completely my fault. I've been using gel cleansers because I haven't worn makeup as often as I normally do (I mainly wore just lipstick) and when I don't, I don't want to waste my good balm and oil cleansers, so I use the cheap stuff. Rookie mistake) and when I was putting lip balm on my lips I thought well why don't I use this on my cheeks, since my usual oils (argan for heavy-duty) don't work and a couple of applications later, my cheeks were feeling much, much better. It also gave me such a wonderful glow, like a super natural looking highlighter. Again it proved itself to be some great stuff. I also used this on my elbows. By the way, it smells like cocoa/chocolate.
THE BODY SHOP Vineyard Peach Collection
Oh, my beloved Vineyard Peach. I save you far too much. I just hate that The Body Shop isn't anywhere near me in Slovenia. Vineyard Peach is one of my all-time favourite scents in the world and since it was my birthday month, I cracked up my favourites, this included of course. I managed to use up the scrub, though it actually wasn't my favourite as it's too weak for my taste, but the body butter is beyond amazing, such a creamy, but thick nourishing texture. This is the best peach scent ever. It's the proper one, like a mix of vineyard peaches (my favourite summer treat) and peach yoghurt. Adore this so much. The mist doesn't last long, but it smells sooo good.
I keep mentioning these, but they well deserve their spot in this post. I ordered the whole set, but it hasn't arrived yet (I really hope it's not lost). I started using the contour brush for foundation and it works so well. I love the shape because I can blend around the eyes better that with others. It terms of performance it's similar to Real Techniques Expert Face brush, but it's less dense. The blush brush has served me for its original purpose as well as highlighter and powder. These look expensive, though the handle is plastic, which is actually much better to me as I would hate to have a heavy brush to handle. The bristles are amazingly soft and these just feel well made.
Have a great day!