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Current favourites: May-June


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Hello there! I have been doing the faves posts a bit at random, so this is my May-June version of favourite products, with things that I have been using the most. I am starting a little division by theme – hair and body, skin care and makeup are the categories that I am going to show you in this post.

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Starting with hair and body, these are the three things that I have been using religiously for the past months.

Klorane shampoo with Myrtle is for hair with problems such as dandruff, flaky scalp and greasy roots. All things I am a proud owner of! So this little green miracle maker has been helping me to tame the itch and the flakes. It has been doing good too! The only thing that I have to note is that it is very deep cleaning and the hair does need a little bit more care after a wash – a mask, oil or something else that is nurturing and reviving.

Here comes the second product – John Frieda Frizz Ease Nourishing Oil Elixir* – it is based on argan oil and it is curl reviving. I am using it usually after I wash my hair on damp, towel-dried hair. It smooths and makes the hair shiny and lively.

As for the body I am loving the Soap and Glory Whipped Clean Shower Butter – it is a-mazing! It is very thick in texture, lathers up as a dream and smells divine. It also cleans the skin superb, without drying it out.

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Going into skin, here are the 5 essentials that I am using as we go into summer. Here I have to say that my combination to oily skin gets oily in the summer, and in the same time it gets crazy and breaks out.

I am trying to use sunscreen on my face, no matter the season. My product of choice for the spring and summer has been Biotrade Melabel Sun SPF50, it is a great product, as it is moisturising, sinks easy into the skin and gives a very good sun protection, without leaving white marks on the skin. The only thing that I would love is if it was tinted.

Maria Galand White Mask* has been a miracle maker. I have not heard of the brand, until an event I was invited to where I received this product – I have been using it about once a week, and this white clay based mask has been amazing. It sucks the impurities out of the skin and leave it glowing. Actually I tested it out as an overnight treatment for spots and it just destroys the monsters!

NUXE Masque Creme Fraiche – I used to love the Creme Fraiche creme before the mask, but now my love has transferred for this amazing product. I use it overnight as a heavy moisturising and nourishing creme about two or three times a week, usually after I do a facemask. The only thing about this series that is tricky is the scent – I hated it in the beginning, but now I do like it and it is not a problem.

Artistry Youth Xtend Enriching Eye Cream* – I found an eye cream that is good. It feels rich and luxurious. I have to admit that I do like the little paddle that it comes with so you don’t have to touch the jar.

MAC Fix + is something that I like using, when I need a bit more “umph!” to my make up – to last extra long, to look extra dewy and to feel extra fresh. And I can say that the bottle that I got is going to last me a long time, as it doesn’t seem to feel the usage at all.

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Going for the face, make up and color, these are the products that have been part of my beauty bag for the past few weeks…

Soap and Glory One Heck of a Blot – I have mentioned it before, and absolutely adore it for fresh ups and just when you need to get rid of shine quick and easy. Also I love it as a setting powder for under eyes.

Flormar Teracotta Bronzer has been my favorite summer magic trick. It gives the face a glowy, bronzy, goddessy, that is natural and beautiful.

MAC Pro longwear concealer* has been a friend of mine for a long time now, it covers like a pro, lasts a great deal of time and does not sink into the lines. I love the creamy light texture!

Revlon Colorstay foundation for combination/oily skin is my summer go-to foundation, as my skin gets oilier in the summer. I like that this product is truly longlasting and blends as a dream.

Essence 3D duo eyeshadows in 01 irresistible fox-trott* – one more product that has been a forever favourite – I double this product as an eyeshadow and as a bronzer, as it gives amazing glow to the skin, that get perfect when the two shades get mixed together with a big kabuki brush. 

Rimmel Wake Me Up Mascara* – you know I love mascara, but Rimmel has not been one of brands, until I tried this bad boy. I do love the wand – it is curved on both ends, big and voluptuous. The mascara is the perfect consistency – not very liquid, but not runny and it does not flake, which for me is a big plus for a drugstore mascara.

Estee Lauder Little black primer – I have been wanting to try this product for a long time, as I love lash primers, but all that I have are white, and it is a bi*ch to cover them up after that with mascara. This little guy has amazing brush, that is curvy and can get right in the lash line. Even you can use it on it’s own if you want a more natural look, as it makes the lashes longer, fuller and naturally lush looking.

Kiko Ultra Glossy Stylo in Black Cherry – I have talked about this lipstick before, as I am very much in love. It is such an easy product to wear – it is easy to apply, has amazing shine, lasts pretty well, the color I have is a “your lips, but better” kind color, so it is pretty and natural looking and it has SPF in it. Perfect. Perfect. Perfect. (it is the first swatch on the photo below- sheer and glossy)

Astor Soft Sensation Lipcolor Butter in 019 and 020* – these two have been my faves since I got them as PR samples. The two colors are amazing – one is more nude and natural, the other is purple and rich. I love that the chubbys are moisturising, and do not dry the lips out, but in the same time are very long lasting and have magic staining powers. Definitely a must try product for the summer! (they are the second and the third swatch, as you can see pretty opaque as colors, but glossy and light to wear)

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These are the beauties that I have been using for the past few weeks. What are your faves?

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* All products marked with an * have been given to me as PR samples. All opinions are my own and 100% honest. 

Current (April) Favourites


 

It has been a hectic and busy month- work, travel, events and a bit of social life, so I kinda skipped the April faves post, I am trying to catch up so here it is.

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Бе доста натоварен месец – работа, пътувания, събития и малко социален живот, та леко пропуснах постът с априлските фаворити, сега се опитвам да наваксам и го публикувам.

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Time to share what I have been loving in the month of April, it is a bit of random favourites as April has been a bit hectic, busy, stressful and not very “makeupy”. So here is what has been with me almost everyday of the month.

1.Balea Anti-Spot Gel with Salicylic Acid: My skin has been horrible due to stress and hormones, so this little gel has been an overnight miracle in April. It is gel formula that I use as spot treatment overnight, it creates a little film over the blemishes and dries them out.

2.Rimmel 60 seconds nailpolish in 873 breakfast in bed: Absolutely have been loving this color since last summer, and as spring has sprung, it is time to put it on again. It is a great fresh blue-teal shade, has amazing coverage and lasts pretty well.

3. Maybelline Color Tattoos in 65-Pink Gold: I am in love with the color tattoos and have four of them, but this metallic light pink is great and easy to use for everyday. Lately I am very much into pinks and purples when it comes to eyeshadows and this product is super nice as a shadow base.

4. Rimmel Oh My Gloss in 150 Glossaholic: I tried this gloss in April and I am in love with it! It is not sticky at all, has great coverage, and is pigmented as you want it to be! The only thing it that it is not most long-lasting product I own, but for a great-teaxtured non-sticky gloss it performs ok.

5. Astor Matte Style Lip Laquer in 205 All About Style: This is a great matte lip product. It is more like a liquid lipstick, than gloss, as it is thick in texture and very pigmented. It sets completely matte and lasts pretty long time. My recommendation is – try it on on your lips when you decide to buy it, as it is pigmented and you can’t really play with the shade and color.

6. Revitalash: I am a fan, my eyelashas are too. This thing works! I am preparing a whole post dedicated to Revitalash with before and after pictures, not only of my eyelashes, but also of a friend of mine, who tested it with me in February and March, but before that only three words –  It Does Work!

7. Candle Voyage Caribbean from Lidl: I have been loving these candles since I discovered them few months ago. First I was in love with the Tokyo scent, and bought it not only because of the scent, but also because the packaging – which is glass jar covered in plastic colorful foil was the prettiest, all other packages were kinda tacky. But on my third one I discovered that the foil is super easy to take off and then you are left with a pretty jar and a colordul candle inside. In April I am loving the Carribean scent, which is a bit sweeter and coconuty, but not heavy at all. The candles burn for pretty long time and their scent is fantastic, my whole room smells amazing after only 10 minutes! And they are not expensive at all, because although being a candle lover it did hurt when I spent 25 lv. on the L’Erbolario candle that I am trying to ration.

8. Olympus PEN E-PL7: I have been testing this camera for a while and I am in love! It is very easy to use, it is compact, it has a flip screen and it is beautiful! Again, I am preparing a longer and more detailed post about it, so stay tuned!

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1.Balea Anti-Spot Gel –  кожата ми напоследък бе ужасна, не знам защо – хормони, стрес, умора… но това гелче ми беше пръв помощник. Използвам го като го нанасям педи да си легна и го оставям цяла нощ, то изсъхва и образува филм върху пъпчицата и я изсушава.

2. Rimmel 60 seconds nailpolish in 873 breakfast in bed – тъй като за първи път тази година ми стана едно такова пролетно, реших че е време за по-свежи и прекрасни цветове и този продължава да ми е любим. Цветът е прекрасен – смесица между тюркоаз и мента, по-синкав, но толкова блед и нежен, че няма как да не ти хареса. Щом ме питаха непознати хора какъв е този цвят, значи наистина привлича внимание.

3. Maybelline Color Tattoos in 65-Pink Gold – Влюбена съм в тези сенки и вече имам четири цвята, но този розовия ми е супер-мега-ултра любим защото е много лесен за носене. Използвам го, когато не ми се занимава много с грим и сенки, просто го нанасям с пръст и размазвам или напластявам за да е по-плътен. Трае много добре и е също така чудесна основа за сенки.

4. Rimmel Oh My Gloss in 150 Glossaholic – Много прекрасен глос, който опитах за първи път през април. Не лепне, много е приятен и е с доста добра пигментация, нито повече, нито по-малко. Единственото нещо, което му е минус е, че не е много траен, но при изборът трайност или лепкавост, аз предпочитам глосът ми да не лепи.

5. Astor Matte Style Lip Laquer in 205 All About Stylе- Също нова придобивка, която много ми харесва. За първи път ползвам продукт на марката и това течно червило е брилянтно. Пигментирано, трайно и много добро като текстура. Изсъхва напълно матово и може да изкара доста дълго време на устните. Моят съвет е ако ще си купувате, да си го тествате направо на устните, а не на ръката, защото е толкова пигментирано, че много трудно можете да го направите по-леко и цветът, който виждате ще застане така на устните ви.

6. Revitalash- Подготвям цяла голяма публикация със снимки и мнения за Revitalash, но тъй като го ползвах повече от месец (а и още го ползвам) мога да кажа – Това чудо работи, наистина! Не съм вярвала, че ще го кажа, бях мега скептична, но да, работи и действа.

7. Candle Voyage Caribbean from Lidl– Много, много приятни свещи. Открих ги преди няколко месеца в и първоначално си купувах само Tokyo версията, защото опаковката и най ми допадаше – свещите идват в стъклено бурканче, което е обвито с шарена пластмасова опаковка, Tokyо  е най-семпла и не-кичозна, за това си купувах само нея. Докато не открих, че всъщност пластмасовото найлонче може да се махне много лесно и така да си остане просто стъклено бурканче. През април много ми допадна Carribean, който е сладък и леко кокосов, но не тежък. Много са ефективни и за около 10 минути стаята се пълни с приятен аромат, а цената им е много добра. Въпреки, че обичам свещи, все още ме боли сърцето за 25те лева, които дадох за свещта на L’Erbolario и нея си я пазя само за специални случаи.

8. Olympus PEN E-PL7 – Tествам този фотоапарат и съм влюбена. Лесен е за употреба, има флип-екран, снима видео, лек е, красив е, практичен е и може би едно от най-добрите снимачни устройства. Подготвям дълга и подробна публикация, така че скоро ще говоря повече и за него.

Това ми бяха фаворитите. Ползвали ли сте нещо от продуктите, които харесвам аз? Какво е вашето мнение?

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