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Празни опаковки: епизод 1 | Видео


Време е за видео пост в блога! Ето и всички изразходвани продукти за изминалите няколко месеца…

Много са, някои ми харесват много, други не, чак толкова. Мнение за всички във видеото!

Изброени продукти:

OGX – Renewing Argan Oil Of Morocco Shampoo and Conditioner – http://goo.gl/jg2W09
Inventia Collagen – Shampoo and Conditioner – https://goo.gl/PyKBxu https://goo.gl/90UDUv
Macadamia Natural Oil- Deep Repair Masque
Klorane- Myrtle Anti Dandruff Shampoo

Yves Rocher- Les Jardins du Monde Polynesian Tiare Flower Shower Gel
Yves Rocher- Les Jardins du Monde Carambola from Malaysia Shower Gel
Soap and Glory- Whipped Clean Shower Butter – http://goo.gl/JBdkBC
Annmarie Skin Care- Rosemary Peppermint Body Wash – https://goo.gl/ptR8TW
Old Spice Cooling Body Wash
Ziaja- Intimate Creamy Wash Hyaluronic Acid http://goo.gl/RXX8ED
Avon Sense – Refreshing Lagoon Hand Soap

Nuxe – Crème Fraîche® de Beauté
Alverde – Clear Peeling Mask
My Little Beauty – Micellar Water- http://goo.gl/S1UfGK
AVEENO- Positively Radiant Brightening Cleanser http://goo.gl/ZKRg5I
THE BODY SHOP- Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil http://goo.gl/m63zYv
Biotrade – Melabel Sun SPF 50+- http://goo.gl/3h1KHh

 

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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. 

Trend Report: The Power of Oils


Lately I have been a huge fan of oils. It took me quite a bit of time to actually try most of them, but cross my heart, I will never go back to other lotions and potions. This post is going under the series Trend Report, as in the past year or so, oils have been uber-trendy, everyone is talking about them and I think it is a trend to stay.

A little bit of background info about me – my face is combination to oily in the summer, and I have been trying to dry it out since I can remember; the skin of my body is normal and I am not a fan of sticky products like bodybutters and lotions, and the only thing that (I thought) needed oil was my hair, which is dry like a desert. So why oils….well, it has been quite a fad lately and I decided to give in, though quite hesitantly.

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First it was Moroccanoil, it came as a PR sample and although very excited, I was not 100% sure, as I had tried other oils for hair, and they made my mane greasy and heavy. But I am in awe with Moroccanoil – it is weightless, nutritious, smells divine and takes great care of my curls. A little goes a long way with the product, and I use only a pump or two on damp hair. Basically the big bottle will last me about a year. It is recommended for all types of hair, but I can definitely give two thumbs up as a person with dry curly hair.

The other oil that came to me was NUXE Huile Prodigieuse, I have it as a little travel sample, and have not bought the fullsize as the boy does not like the scent at all (although I love it so much, that I do want the perfume). Huile Prodigieuse is a multipurpose dry oil – you can use it for hair, face and body and it does not leave anything greasy and slippery, does not weigh the hair down, but sinks in the hair and skin immediately and leaves it dry to the touch, but fully moisturised and recovered. I think I shall invest in the Or (gold) version for the summer, but that is in the shopping cart still.

My next oil, that I absolutely love is BioOil. I have used and known the brand since my years in the USA, but it is already in Bulgaria and I am loving it. I love that it helps with getting rid of scars, and I am using it (on and off) on the scar that I have on my arm (I have two scars from taking a cake out of the oven) – the small one is gone, the bigger one is fading gradually. For real, it does work! Lately I decided to be adventurous and use it on my face once or twice a week as a night moisturiser. In the morning my skin is revived, but it does leave a bit of a greasy/oily film on the skin for a while, and does not sink in immideately.

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A recent purchase that grew on me is the L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil. I have been eyeing the product since forever, but as it is a pricey item I got it about two months ago, when I decided one day I should spoil myself – it is 30BGN after all. At first I did not like it at all, and I did regret spending money on it, but something clicked and now I do not know how I have lived without it.

Why I was hesitant- I have been used to showegels that foam quite a lot, and thought that foam was actually cleansing, hence as this product did not foam up like a showegel – it did not clean well (in my head that is). Truth be told, it cleanses my skin better, and after that my body feels softer and more moisturised. Basically the oil turns into cream when it contacts water and you rub it between your palms. After that when rubbed well on the body it creates a bit of a lather (the hairier the places you apply, the more lather there is). The cleansing test was on my legs after I wore my jeans for a whole day – the foam gets blue–gray, and my skin feels so soft, as if it has been exfoliated. How I usually use it is, as a second wash, after I have already cleansed my body with showergel, I cleanse with the Shower Oil as a last step of cleanse + moisture. Definitely a staple product that will be in my bathroom for now on.

The last product is also a recent purchase – the Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil is a completely new step in my skincare routine. Yes the whole idea of using oil for cleanser is kinda strange and bizarre, but it does melt the make up off my dry face and cleanses everything well. I use 2-3 pumps of the product and massage it onto my face and eyes (yep, it melts mascara as well). After a good minute or two massaging, I add a few drops of water and it does turn into a creamy-lathery texture. I wash it off with water, and it is always fun to see how the water in my white sink runs dark and nasty from all the make up coming off my face. The product leaves a bit of a residue on the skin – a creamy, oily feeling, that I don’t particularly like, so I go over my face with a cotton pad soaked with micellar water. It is always so satisfying to see that the cotton pad is clean.

These are my oils, all of the ones I have used and liked very much. There are oils that I do not like and do not work for me, but I do not like to write negative reviews, I am leaving them out. Also a topic for a whole other post is natural oils, such as coconut, olive, almond, and jojoba oils.

Are you fans of oils? Do you use them? Which is your fave? I will be happy to know.

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*Some of the products have been given to me as PR samples. The opinions are my own and I am 100% honest.

Favourites Time: March Faves


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Inventia Collagen Shampoo and Conditioner

I started using the Inventia Collagen Shampoo and Conditioner in the beginning of March, and definitely it is straight for the favourites post! I have dry hair with dry and itchy/flacky scalp, my hair is wavy and gets a bit coarse, and this duo transforms it. After I wash my hair with the Inventia products, it is smooth, silky and soft, very easy to manipulate – curl or straighten, and what makes me the happiest, my scalp does not itch or flake. Another thing- with these products a little goes a long way, so I am about 1/3 of the way in both so we shall see if by the end of the product I will be so happy to repurchase them.

The shampoo contains collagen, silk extracts, d-panthenol and honey extracts. In the conditioner there are also Keramimic 2.0, which mimics the texture of the hair itself, and fills in the broken parts of the hair and Argan Oil, which is nurturing and helps with dandruff and irritation.

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Започнах да използвам шампоана и балсама на Inventia Collagen в началото на месец Март и този месец определено това дуо се класира във фаворитите ми. Аз лично имам суха коса, с раздразнителен и лющещ се скалп, косата ми е много чуплива и твърда, но тези продукти я променят. От както ги използвам косата ми е по-мека, по-лесно се манипулира – къдри или изправя и, това, което най-много ме радва, е че скалпът ми не се лющи. Друго нещо, което е прекрасно и трябва да споделя, че и двата продукта са много икономични. За момента съм изхабила около 1/3 от опаковките, така че ако резултатите се запазят такива ще си ги закупя отново.

Относно състава на продуктите – шампоанът съдържа освен чист полски колаген колаген, още екстракт от мед и коприна, както и D-пантенол. Балсамът има още Keramimic 2.0, което имитира естествения състав на косата и възстановява най-разрушените елементи от повърхността на косата. Също така и арганово масло, за което всички знаем колко е полезно и прекрасно. Много подробно описание има на сайта на продуктите, като няма да преразказвам всичко, но си заслужава да изчетете. На мен това ми е първият сблъсък с колаген и имам още много да уча.

AHAVA Facial Mud Exfoliator

I love exfoliating my skin, as it is on the oily side and this fab exfoliator makes me happy. It feels very natural – with no scent, with exfoliating particles that are a bit on the rough side, and no foam. If you like products that foam a lot and have beads that are very round and plastic, this is not for you. The consistency of the product is very light and a feels a bit oily, buy it is not greasy whatsoever. The Dead Sea mud is actually what exfoliates, so the particles are different shapes and sizes. They can feel a bit rough though for someone with very gentle and sensitive skin.

This product is supposed to clear up complexion, unclog pores and to improve skin’s ability to absorb moisture. So far I am happy with the way it works.

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Много обичам ексфолианти, тъй като кожата ми клони към мазния спектър и ексфолиантите карат лицето ми да се чувства меко и чисто, а този ми харесва много. Този продукт на AHAVA се усеща доста натурален – няма мирис, не се пени и ексфолиращите частички са доста груби и необработени.  Консистенцията му е много интересна – кремообрзен и някак си мазен, без да е мазен. Калта от Мъртво Море, която е в продуктите на AHAVA всъщност ексфолирa и частиците са с всякакви форми и размери. С две думи ако обичате много миришещи, пенещи се ексфолианти, този НЕ е за вас.

Този продукт трябва да изчисти кожата на лицето, да почисти порите и да подобри начина по който кожата абсорбира хидратантни продукти след това. За сега много ми харесва и с удоволствие си го използвам.

Maria Galland White Mask

This mask is magical! You need a tiny bit of product, it takes about 15-20 minutes for it to dry and after that my skin feels clean, strong, nourished and glowing. I have been using it only a couple of times so far, but both times I was amazed how good it is!

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Тази маска за лице е магична. Слага се съвсем малко, престоява 15-20 минути за да изсъхне и след като се махне, кожата ми се чувства чиста, свежа, здрава, подхранена и сияйна. Използвала съм я само два пъти, но със сигурност принадлежи към фаворитите за месеца!

NUXE Moisturizing Mask Crème Fraîche® de Beauté

So far I have not used an overnight mask or anything that does not dry on or peel off your skin. This mask was na innovative product for me, as this is a mask that is like a cream, you put a small amount of it on your face and most of it sinks in, what has not, after 10-15 minutes you just have to either wipe it or massage it into the face and neck . I use it weekly or twice a week, depends how needy my skin is, usually at night after I have exfoliated and cleaned my face. This mask charges my skin with moisture and makes it plump and hydrated. And the smell, which I did not like at first, grew on me, and now it just smells amazing.

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До сега никога не бях пробвала маски, които не изсъхват или не са пилинг. Тази маска не е нито едното, нито другото, тя е като богат крем, който нанасяш на лицето си, оставяш 10-15 минути да попие и ако има продукт, който не е попил напълно или се избърсва или се разнася по лицето и шията. Използвам тази маска веднъж или два пъти седмично, винаги след като съм ексфолирала и почистила добре лицето си. Маската зарежда кожата ми, омекотява и овлажнява я и след това лицето ми се чувства жизнена и свежа. Отначало изобщо не харесвах аромата на този продукт, но след като свикнах с него, сега ми харесва много.

AVON Luxe Eye Illuminator  

I have never been a huge fan of the Touche Eclat, mainly because of the high price-tag, I considered it not worth it. This little AVON eye illuminator is a dupe for the YSL pen-brush. It gives a subtle glow, blends like a dream and does not budge throughout the day. Absolutely love it!

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До сега не съм била фен на Touche Eclat, главно заради високата цена на този продукт. Този продукт на AVON много наподобавя на Touche Eclat като визия и действие, а е на части от цената му.

С въртящо движение продуктът излиза, върху четчицата и така се разнася лесно. Има лек блясък, но нищо брокатено или лъскаво, блендира се много добре и трае цял ден. Много ми харесва!

Inglot HD Perfect Coverup Foundation 

I have been using BB cream and CC creams lately, so this full-on coverage foundation is a bit new in my make up routine. It blends well, covers up imperfections, dries up matte and stays matte throughout the day. I love, absolutely love how it makes my face look on photos!

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Напоследък използвам BB кремове и CC кремове, така че този фон дьо тен си е направо нов в дневния ми грим-режим. Много добре се блендира,  прикрива несъвършенства, изсъхва матов и трае цял ден. И много, ама много ми харесва как кара кожата на лицето ми да изглежда на снимки!

Essie Urban Jungle 

To be honest this is my first Essie nail polish. I got it because the color is so unique! It is off white with pink and gray undertones, described as alabaster orchid, it goes with absolutely everything. It chips on my nails on the second day, and the third I have to take it off, but the one thing that gets me super excited is that it dries off quickly and perfectly.

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Ще повярвате или не, това е първият ми лак за нокти на Essie. Взех си го защото цветът е уникален. Напоследък много харесвам “бели, ама не баш бели” лакове. А този е много светъл, с отенъци на розово и сиво, или както от Essie го описват “орхидея от алабастър” и да трябваше да гугълна да видя точно как изглежда алабастър. 🙂 Вече съм споделяла, че лаковете за нокти траят най-много ден на моите нокти, този се лющи на втори ден и на третия трябва да го сваля. Но нещото, което ме спечели е, че лакът изсъхва много бързо!

L’Erbolario Lodi Papavero Soave (Sweet Poppy) perfumed candle

I love the scent of this series of L’Erbolario. The sweet poppy scent is … sweet, very musky, but floral. The candle burns evenly and scents the whole room. Actually it is so nice, that I got little drawer pouches that have the same scent.

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Много ми харесва серията на L’Erbolario с мак. Ароматът е сладък, мускусен и цветен едновременно. Свещта гори равномерно и ароматизира цялата стая. Всъщност тази свещ мирише толкова хубаво, че си купих и малки торбички, които ароматизират чекмеджетата с дрехи по същия начин.

Braun Face Cleansing Brush

Absolutely love the brush. I have reviewed the set that this brush comes in here, and since I have been using it religiously 3-4 times a week it gets to be in the favourites list for the month. Cleansing my face with a brush definitely has proven very positive effect on my pores, skin texture and feel. Definitely recommend trying a cleansing brush!

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Много обичам тази четка. Въпреки, че съм писала вече за нея и за сета, в който идва тук, я ползвам доста често – 3-4 пъти на седмица и за това я слагам в моите фаворити. Почистваща четка за лице определено е нещо, което не съм мислила, че ще ми е нужно, но определено виждам позитивните ефекти от нея на лицето си. Заслужава си да се пробва!

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Skincare routine


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I have never written about my skincare routine, but lately I have been paying more attention to skin and skincare so I decided to share the products that I use every evening in order to clean and moisturise my skin. I have combination to oily skin, so the products I use are for this specifics. Here are the steps I use.

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До сега никога не съм писала за моята бяла козметика и вечерна козметична рутина. Напоследък си намерих продуктите и съм готова да споделя какво смятам, че работи за моята комбинирана към мазна кожа. Ето стъпките, които правя всяка вечер.

1. Bioderma Sebium Gel Moussante

It is a holy-grail kinda product, have been using it for a while now and I am super happy. I use it to take off my make up and clean my skin.

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Това ми е мега-фаворит, който използвам от доста време и съм много доволна от този гел. Използвам го за да сваля грима и да почистя лицето си.

2. Braun Face brush

I do like cleansing my face with a brush 3-4 times a week. I put the Bioderma cleansing gel on it and use it all over the face. It is super nice and soft. My skin feels so clean after that, definitely worth the try!

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Използвам четка за почистване на лице 3-4 вечери в седмицата. Слагам малко от гелчето на Bioderma на четката и масажирам по цялото лице. Самата четка е много мека, а кожата ми е толкова нежна след това. Определено си заслужава да се опита.

3. Bioderma Micellar Water

There is nothing more I can say than – it is the best micellar water there is.  I use it to cleanse my eye makeup. It works like a dream.

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 Няма какво да кажа освен, че това е най-добрата мицеларна вода. Използвам я да премахна грима от очите си. Работи прекрасно!

4. Madre Labs Witch hazel toner

I have read that Witch hazel is fantastic for oily skin and a ton of people recommended it, so I did decide to try. I use it on a cotton pad and pat it all over my face, it does make my skin

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Четох на много места, че хамамелис или Witch hazel влияе много добре на мазна кожа и много хора го препоръчват. Реших да опитам и си поръчах този тонер. Използвам го всяка вечер като го нанасям на лицето си малко памуче.

5. Avene Eau Thermale 

Again, this works and feels so good! I spray my face before I put on my moisturizer.

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Отново, този продукт работи и усещането да се напръскаш с него е прекрасно. Използвам го преди крема.

6. Nuce Creme Fraiche de Beaute moisturizer

I have this little tester that I have been using for a while now, as this is a very thick and rich cream. I do like how it feels, but do not like how it smells. Makes my skin quenched and soft though.

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Имам малко тестерче на този продукт, което позлвам вече доста време, защото кремът е доста тежък и гъст и се използва по-малко. Много ми харесва как кара кожата ми да се чувства, но изобщо не ми харесва как мирише. И все пак, кара кожата ми да се чувства утолена и мека.

7. Nuxe Creme Fraiche de Beaute face mask

 I use this mask about 1-2 times a week instead of my moisturiser. It is fantastic, not greasy, but rich, it sinks in the skin and makes it feel nourished and soft.

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 Използвам маската вместо крем 1-2 пъти в седмицата. Много е приятен, никак не е мазен, но е плътен, попива бързо в кожата и я кара да се чувства подхранена и мека.

8. Eucerin Q10 Activeeye cream

I started using eye cream this year, and this is the first I have tried that does not irritate my eyes.

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Започнах да използвам околоочен крем тази година и този е първият, който не ми дразни очите.

9. Joanna lotion with olive oil

Lip care for the win as well! I do like this balm as it is very easy to use, lasts long time and works.

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 Трябва да се грижим и за устните и този балсам много ми допада. Икономичен е и работи!

What are your favourite skincare products? What do you think about these?

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Кои са вашите любими продукти за грижа за кожата? Пробвали ли сте някои от тези?

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Unboxing Day: Lookfantastic Beauty Box January


 

You know my love for beauty boxes if you are here often, so here is a new one! This month I got my first #LFBEAUTYBOX from Lookfantastic.com. Again, it is a monthly subscription box, that comes in the mail. It does have worldwide free delivery. The cost is 15 pounds, and in the box usually there are 4-5 products, from what I have read the worth is about 45 pounds at least each month. In January I decided to try it and see how it works out.

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Знаете афилиациите ми към абонаментните кутии с красота. Днес ще ви разкажа за нова, която открих съвсем случайно. Този месец получих първата си кутия от Lookfantastic.com. Отново това е месечна абонаментна кутия, която идва с безплатна доставка до България. Струва 15 паунда и в кутията има 4-5 козметични продукта, като общата стойност на всичко в кутията е около 45 паунда всеки месец. Или поне така казват хората, които коментират, така че след като изчетох доста неща, реших да я поръчам, и не сбърках…

look fantastic 3Products included in the January box// Продукти в Януарската кутия:
NUXE Creme Fraiche Mask (50ml) – Full Size – £19.50
Philip Kingsley Daily Damage Defence Conditioning Spray (60 ml) – £22.00 for full size of 250 ml
Molton Brown Eucalyptus Body Wash (100 ml) – £18.00 for full size of 300 ml
Gatineau Strategie Jeunesse Eye Pads (1 sachet ot 2 pads- £34.50 for full size of 6×2 pads

Myvitamins Vitamin C (20 effervescent tablets) – Full Size – £4.99
O’right Golden Rose Oil  (10 ml)

look fantastic 1I am very happy with the box as the full size Nuxe Creme Fraiche is fantastic and worth well above the box cost! Also two new brands for me are Philip Kingsley and Molton Brown, so I am excited for them too. The Molton Brown shower gel will be great for summer, as it is minty+eucalyptsy+mentholy and quite refreshing. The conditioning spray I have not tried, as I am using another one, and shall finish i first, but reading about it, looks fantastic indeed.

The good thing is that the box is available for purchase well into the month, so you can look at reviews and see what people are saying about the products and what the reviews are, so if it is worth, you can order it and dismiss the surprise element of a subscription box.

What do you think? Do you like the products?

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 Много съм доволна от тази кутия. Тотално си заслужава паричките, само заради маската за лице на Nuxe, която вече е тествана и от веднъж мога да кажа, че много ми харесва. Също така двата продукта на Philip Kingsley и Molton Brown са ми много любопитни, тъй като са нови марки за мен, които не съм ползвала до сега. Душ гелът на Molton Brown ще е разкошен за лятото защото е много свеж и ментово-евкалиптов. Спреят на Philip Kingsley също изглежда обещаващ и ще го тествам, след като прключа текущите продукти, които ползвам. Наистина кутията е чудесна.

Най-хубавото е, че може да се поръча и в средата на месеца, когато вече има отзиви и ревюта за всичко, което е в кутията. Така ще убием елемента на изненада, но пък ще знаем, че паричките, които даваме ще са оправдани.

Какво мислите? Харесват ли ви продуктите?

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Necessities или Нещата, които винаги са ми в чантата


1 Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse. Мини разфасовката на това чудо в бутилка ми е винаги в чантата. Използвам гo като крем за ръце, за опитомяване на къдриците и като щит срещу суха кожа.

2 Korres Mandarin Lip Butter Stick безцветен. Най-чудесното масло за устни. Подхранва. Трае завинаги и има невероятен аромат.

Korres Melissa Soothing Mix for all insect bites. Комарите ме обичат. Аз тях не. И това е моето оръжие срещу ухапвания. Кълна се в него. Това лято изхабих почти цялата опаковка. Мирише на билков сироп за кашлица и оставя лека следа върху кожата. Въпреки че е рол-он, препоръчвам да се намазва с пръсче, а не направо с рол она, за да не се получи зелена лепкава след. И все пак, с две думи – вълшебно е!

4 NYX Butter Lip Gloss в Kрем Брюле. Това е нов в продукт за мен и съм тотално очарована! Този глос не е лепкав, издържа доста дълго време върху устните. А цветът … този цвят е идеалната nude shade за мен. LOVE!

5 Body Shop Moringa Eau de Toilette. Тoва мини парфюмче, мирише на любов и щастие, смесени заедно. Цялата серия на Body Shop с Moringa ми е много любима и винаги имам душгела в банята си. Този парфюм е много освежаващ и приятен за лятото! Купих си го в Лондон и мисля, че в БГ го няма като асортимент.

6 Дъвки. Това е задължително.

7 Флашка. Човек никога не знае, като блогър, когато ще трябва да получи снимки от някъде или нещо, което е свързано със съдържание. Въпреки, че аз съм cloud-базирана в повечето моменти, този малък подарък от Essence е винаги в чантата ми.

8 Химикалче. Защото никога не знаеш кога ще да те срещне фен на блога и ще поиска автограф. Шегувам се. 🙂

9 Кърпички. Трябват си. Задължително в чантата.

10 Essence All About Matt Control Paper Oil. Това са спастителите ми през лятото. Кожата ми става мазна от средата на следобеда и тези малки чудеса отнемат блясъка. Чудни са!

11 Огледалце. Защото винаги трябва да знаете какво се случва.

12 Фибички. Точно като кърпичките. А трябва да са ми в чантата. Никога не знаеш кога ще трябва да направиш чудо с косата си, да прихванеш нещо или да отключиш някоя врата без ключ 🙂

Кои са вашите необходимости? Пробвалили ли сте някои от моите?

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1 Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse. In a tiny package this multifunctional oil if great as a hand cream, hair taming potion, and dry skin combater.

2 Korres Mandarin Lip Butter Stick in colorless. Best, lip butter, ever. It nourishes my lips. Stays on forever and has an amazing scent.

3 Korres Melissa Soothing Mix for all insect bites. Mosquitoes love me. And this is my lightsaber against bug bites. I swear by it. This summer I went though almost the whole thing. Smells like herbal cough syrup, and leaves a bit of residue on the skin. Although it is a roll on, you just have to apply with you finger, so that you don’t get a green sticky spot. Besides that – magical!

4 NYX Butter Lip Gloss in Creme Brulee. This is a new in product for me, and I am in loving it dearly! NYX is not very well known in BG, so I am putting it out there. It is great! Not sticky. Keeps pretty well on the lips. And the color… that color is the perfect nude lip gloss shade!

5 Body Shop Moringa Eau de Toilette. This mini body scent smells like love and happiness, mixed together. The Moringa series of the body shop has been a favourite of mine for years. So this little thing does not leave my bag.

6 Chewing Gum. Because it is a must.

7 Flash drive. You never know, as a blogger, when you will have to get pictures from somewhere or anything that is content-related. Although I am a cloud-based freak, this little branded gift from Essence is a staple in my bag.

8 Pen. Because you never know when you are going to meet a star-struck reader on the street. Just kidding. 🙂

9 Kleenex. A staple. Must have. Can’t go without.

10 Essence All About Matt Oil Control Paper. These are my savers in the summer. My skin gets oily by the mid-afternoon and these little miracle makers take away it’s shine.

11 Mirror. Because you gotta keep in check.

12 Bobby pins. Just like the Kleenex. A must have. You can never have enough bobby pins in your bag.

What are your necessities and faves? Have your tried any of mine?

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Що е то: Мицеларна вода


От известно време съм фен на мицеларната вода. За това има няколко причинни – обичам мултифункционални продукти, харесвам всичко да става лесно и най-вече вярвам, че почистената кожа е здрава и красива кожа.

Но какво е мицеларна вода?!?! Честно до много скоро не знаех, а и срещам много хора, които не знаят, така че реших, че ще се образовам и след като изчетох няколко различни сайта, множество статии и прекарах доста време из интернет рисърчвайки съм готова да споделя знанията.

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Малко история- според Vogue , мицеларната вода е набрала популярност първо в Париж, където са известни с твърдата и вода и педантичната грижа за себе си. В момента всяка марка има поне една мицеларна вода и може би това е най-популарният продукт през изминалите две години.

Какво всъщност е мицеларна вода, и що е то това мицел (micelle) и как действа? (това е моето разбиране – не съм химик или козметолог, така че ако има някакви неточности, моля споделете :))

Мицел (micelle) е малка сферичка, която е съставена от молекули, които имат главичка и опашка.

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Сферични са защото главичките, които са навън са хидрофилни (свързват се лесно с вода), а опашките, които остават навън са хидрофобни (не обичат вода, а се свързват с мазнини). От химията помня, че вода и мазнина не се смесват. Точно това е и идеята зад мицелите. Тези малки сферички си плават във водата необезпокоявани, докато не ги сложите на памуче.

Памучето, като водата, е хидрофилно – тоест главичките са свързват с него, а опашките остават навън, самотни, да се свържат с мазните съставки по лицето ви – грим, себум, нечистотии. Всяка опашка може да се свърже с ограничен брой мазнини, така че трябва да сменяме памучето честичко, докато не изчистим лицето перфектно.  Не много сложно академично обяснено -това е.

Хубавото на мицеларните води е, че нямат алкохол или сапун, което ги прави нежни към кожата. В зависимост от различните останали съставки в мицеларните разтвори, те могат да имат различно действие – за по-мазна кожа, за дехидратирана кожа, за чувствителна кожа и т.н.

Bioderma, за мен, е лидерът в мицеларните води и като се каже мицеларна вода, се сещам за Bioderma. Те имат три разновидности –

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Bioderma Hydrabio H2O е хидратиращ мицеларен разтвор.

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 Bioderma Sébium H2O ре­гу­ли­ра ка­чество­то на се­бу­ма, за да предотврати разширяването на порите и да направи кожата по-чиста.

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Sensibio H2O е класическият вариант, за чувствителна кожа

Други прекрасни мицеларни води, които се нареждат високо в класациите са на Biotherm, La Roche Posay, Nuxe и Avene:

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Коя е вашата любимата мицелавна вода?

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In love with Nuxe


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For some months now I have been seeing NUXE everywhere! Before that I didn’t even know the brand, so I decided to be adventurous and try something unfamiliar. The best way to go was to try the miniature travel kit, so that I can review a few products and if I don’t like anything to NOT be stuck with a whole big bottle of something I am not going to use.

The kit consists of 5 products:

– Micellar Cleansing Water with Rose Petals 30ml

– Nuxellence® Jeunesse 15ml

– Huile Prodigieuse® 10ml

– Crème Fraiche® de beauté 15ml

– Nuxe Body Fondant Shower Gel 30ml

They all come is a very slick and 80’s styled case with golden brown trim. Foxy!

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So… first impressions:

I am in love with the Huile Prodigieuse! It is Prodigieuse (miraculous or amazing in French ) for sure! Here is why:

– It smells amazing! It is a sweet, musky smell of natural oils. I absolutely love the scent, but noticed that the boys around me do not. They find it heavy and too sweet. So not very much a boy-pleaser. but it is so good that I don’t really care 🙂

– It is dry oil, which means that after you apply it, you are not oily and slippery and gross. It absorbs in the skin very fast and makes it soft and silky. I tried using it for my hair, and it is amazing because it makes the ends of the hair nice and shiny.

– It is multifunctional- you can use it instead of many products that you usually buy – body milk, body butter, hair oil, face moisturizer.

– It is natural, made using six Precious Plant Oils (Macadamia, Hazelnut, Borrage, Almond, Camellia and St. John’s Wort)

So definitely would buy the real size of this miraculous product!

The only con I can find is that the little bottle doesn’t have any sort of stopper on the top, and it is easy to spill more of the precious oil than you actually need.

photo 3 (4)The other product that I am in love is the Nuxellence® Jeunesse. It is a fluid that makes my face feel beautiful and skin bright. Definitely would love the full size product. Why I like it:

– It is very light and gets absorbed by my skin immediately. No greasy film on the skin is left, which is great!

–  It is enriched with pigment correctors and the fluid immediately illuminates skin. Great for summer, when i don’t tend to put on heavy foundation.

– Smells amazingly!

– Multifunctional again, can be used as day or night cream.

– No cons, just dreaming of the real size product. 🙂

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The Micellar Cleansing Water with Rose Petals is ok. I do not like the smell of roses very much, so that is a drawback. But as a whole it is a very quality product.

– It removes make up very well!

– After using it the skin is soft and glowy.

I have been using other Micellar waters (Bioderma and Biotherm) and I don’t see major differences between them all, except of the scents. So it is definitely in my top 3!

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The other two products I am not very fond of. But again that is just me, as I have read amazing review for them!

-Crème Fraiche® de beauté – it is cream for dry skin and 24-hour care. Contains Almond and Orange, White Flowers, Aloe Vera Sap.  It is too heavy for me, as my skin is pretty oily. Also the scent is very strange. It smells very raw and green and herbal… just not my thing so definitely not going to invest in a full size product.

– Nuxe Body Fondant Shower Gel smells good. It is soap free and contains natural extracts- with Orange Blossom and Almond Blossom Petal. The scent is very sweet and milky, so it is not very summary. As it is soap free you need a bit more product to get enough lather. I used the whole tube for about 4 showers, which is not very economical.

Overall the travelkit it definitely a great investment, as you are going to fall in love with more than one of the five products. I became a fan of the brand as the products are high quality and natural. Something that is hard to find. But after all NUXE comes from Natural Luxe, right?

Have you tried any of the NUXE products? What do you think? Do you have a favourite?

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