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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. 

Нови козметични придобивки или “какво получих за Коледа”

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Тази година получих много прекрасни подаръци и много искам да споделя с вас, козметичните придобивки, така че, първият пост за годината е микс от коледни подаръци + нови козметични придобивки.


Моята много добра и прекрасна приятелка, която живее  в Англия ми направи живота по-розов, чист и хубаво миришещ с този сет от Soap & Glory. Марката ми е много любима напоследък и новите три продукта са:

1. Whipped Clean – разкошно масло за под душа, мирише на бадемов сладолед. Разпенва се под душа и е разкошно вместо пяна за бръснене на крачетата.

2. Glow Lotion – Лосион за тяло с блестящи частици. Мирише на онзи неповторим  Soap & Glory аромат.

3. Flake Away – скръб за тяло, още не е тестван 🙂


В допълнение, получих и две красотички в по-мини вариант.

Botique – крем за ръце с орхидея. Божествен е!

 Umberto Giannini – Flirty Curl Scrunching Jelly – желе за къдрици, фаворит на много от мацките, които следя в YouTube. Не съм го тествала още, но нямам търпение!


От мен за мен си направих подарък, когато бяхме на откриването на най-новия магазин на МАС в Мол София. Червилото Rebel ми е фаворит напоследък и е много обичано, макар и само на няколко седмици. Fix+ е нещо, което исках да тествам от доста време и се радвам, че вече е в ръчичките ми.


Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette ми е подарък от момчето за Коледа. На живо тази палитра е много по-прекрасна, тъй като цветовете и са много специфични и различни. Обожавам я и е определено worth the hype!


Още един подарък от мен за мен е Bourjois Healthy Glow пудричката, която бе на супер цена през декември.


Малко преди Коледа бях канена на много приятно блогърско събитие, организирано от Avene. Там ни представиха новите корективни гримове на марката – Couvrance. В прекрасно несесерче ни подариха червило (като продуктът е комбиниран – от едната страна е подхранващо червило, а от другата е молив за устни), молив за вежци, спирала и коректор. *

За сега съм тествала само червилото и молива, и съм с много,много позитивни мнения и за двете!

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От Bioderma за празниците ни изпратиха малко подаръче – мицеларна вода Bioderma Sensibio H2O, от лимитираната серия с невероятната опаковка. *


Знаете, колко много обичам Moroccanoil и за моя най-голяма изненада и щастие, за Коледа получих мини-версията, която е 25 ml. Този продукт е толкова икономичен, че сигурно ще ми издържи до следващата Коледа. *


Получих Revitalash за тест точно преди Коледа. Ще има специални постове за продукта, тъй като в момента го тествам. До лятото съм се амбицирала да правя вятър с мигли. *

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Още две изненади бяха John Fireda Frizz Ease Nourishing Oil Elixir и Skin Food на Weleda. Не, че не съм развълнувана за продукта за коса, но Skin Food ми напълни сърцето! От 2015 ще е по магазините в България, което е разкошно! *


Както се вижда и от снимката кремчето е много обичано, макар и при мен само от няколко седмици. Ръцете ми се изсушават и напукват много през зимата и имат нужда от любяща грижа, Skin Food просто е създаден за това!


Завършвам с не-козметичен подарък, но нещо, което ме накара да пророня две сълзи, първо защото не го очаквах и, второ, защото е разкошен подарък! Хиляди благодарности на H&M, че ме зарадваха с книгата посветена на 10те години дизайнерски колаборации на марката. Тази книга е музей с твърди корици! *

Това са новичките ми неща от последните няколко седмици. Мисля, за някои от тях да направя по-задълбочено ревю и ще се радвам ако ми пишете в коментарите, кои са ви най-интересни 🙂

Нека 2015 е също толкова успешна, бляскава, ароматна и прекрасна, както беше 2014, та дори и повече!

И не забаравяйте, носете си новите дрехи и червеното червило! 🙂

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*всички продукти отбелязани с * са ми изпратени от PR, но мненията са само и единствено мои.