Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Empty #14

My last Empty post was over a month ago but I'm very surprised how much empties I have. I'm so glad that I can see which products I actually use up. It is so much easier to keep track like this. Let's look at what I have...

Loreal Elvital Color Glanz - again in my empties :)

Balea Young Peachy Rose shower gel - I love Balea Young shower gels...unfortunately I don't see them anywhere any more. I hate to think that they are discontinued. 

Balea Cocos & Nectarine shower gel - I loved this one, interesting scent that I would buy again.

Treacle Moon One Ginger Morning shower gel - one of my favorite products lately. I was obsessed with this scent for a while. I already have a new bottle :)

Aveo liquid soap - Love it and I had it few times so far.

Beckham Intimately Yours fragrance - I'm sad whenever I use up a fragrance especially when is good as this one! I have a post about in here.

Avon Advance Techniques Shine Serum - Meh. Not the worst buy ever but there are so many better products then this one. Shine Serum didn't do much for my hair so I will not buy it again.

NYX Round Gloss Doll Pink - I don't know how but this beautiful NYX lip gloss got broken so there is no way to use it anymore. I have no idea how it happened :( Look at my swatch to see how pretty it is.

Bourjois Healty Mix liquid foundation - This is very popular product but I'm not that impressed with it. It is not a bad product at all but I would always rather buy Revlon Color Stay then this. I'm glad I tried it but will not buy it again. More of my impressions here.

Essence Stay Natural Soft Sand concealer - Biggest flaw of this product is that is very small. There is only 1,5 ml of product and I decided to look for something else that will last for little bit longer. However I believe I will buy Stay Natural concealer again.

Ebelin cotton pads - my favorite for removing makeup or nail polish.

The rest is bunch of Lush samples. They come in these little pots and there is enough for one use ( for most of them, you can use some few times ). You can get them when you buy Lush products. Here is what I tried:

Lush Fair Trade Honey shampoo - It should give your hair natural glow and volume. I washed my hair with it only once and I wasn't convinced. I didn't like the feel of my hair with this product under my fingers but I can't say my hair didn't look nice later. However, I wouldn't buy this shampoo.

Lush Veganese conditioner - Now this is something I would buy. I loveee lavender and rosemary smell and for that alone I would buy it :) But I also I like how my hair looked and the feeling under my fingers. When I tried it I was sad that there was enough for only one use :) Veganese is conditioner for all hair types but it is best for thin hair.

Lush Dirty Springwash shower gel - I love the texture and the fact that it makes my skin feel good but this smell is not my cup of tea. Because of that I wouldn't purchase full size product.

Lush Nachstenliebe hand and body lotion - I believe that this is German version of Lush Charity Pot. I don't like it for my hands but it is perfect for my body. I used up sample and now I have 230 ml pot and it is among my favorite products at the moment.

Lush Karma soap - This is the sample of Karma solid soap. I didn't get a lot of product but good thing is that these things can last you a while because you need a small amount so you can use it few times. Karma smells nice and doesn't dry out my skin. I love Lush shower soaps and I probably won't buy Karma but I can easily make a list of the ones that I would.

What is in your empties?

Monday, April 28, 2014

New in - April 2014

There is only few days until the end of April so it is time for new in, empties and favorites of the month. Sometimes there is no need for any of those posts but now I have a lot of things to share with you. I'll start with my new products in April.
I love Treacle Moon shower gels, lemon isn't my favorite scent but Those Lemonade Days will be really good and refreshing for summer. Tracle Moon gel is shipment from Germany together with p2 Catch The Glow nail polishes. I believe I will post more about each very soon.

Next is Catrice Camouflage Cream Light Beige, I adore this product and I will post my review soon. 
In April I bought few brushes, one is Body & Soul concealer brush and the rest are Essence brushes. To find out a bit more about them click here.

Essence Cookies & Cream is still in my local drugstores but nothing got much of my attention. I bought hand balm and I would probably buy the blush but it was sold out everywhere. I have another Catrice nail polish and I already told you about it here.

Last two photos are Avon products. I bought two products that I mentioned many times and I got one as a gift that I never tried Naturals Violet & Lychee body spray. I was never fan of body sprays like this one, I think I tried it once long time ago and I wasn't really into it. This one smells great but I will see am I going to use it.

I like Naturals face creams so when I found good deal for them I decided to buy a few. Now I'm set for a while. I got Green Olive, Carrot & Sunflower, Milk & Honey and Tea Tree & Cucumber which came with 2 in 1 cleanser and toner and peel off mask from the same line.

Looking back at all the product together I'm really happy with everything I got in April. Did you tried any of these products? What beauty products did you get lately?

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Project 365 ( 336 - 342 )

Week 49...

Day 336: Bridge

Day 337:  Daisies...

Day 338: ...and more daises!

Day 339: Avocado

Day 340: Getting ready...

Day 341: NOTD S-he 462

Day 342: Yellow and green

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Wet n Wild Through The Grapevine

One of two Wet n Wild nail polishes that I have is Wet n Wild Megalast that contains 13,5 ml and it is called Through The Grapevine. Through The Grapevine is beautiful creamy purple. I love this color and really nice formula of this nail polish so I'm sure I will get more Wet n Wild nail polishes in future since they finally came into drugstores in Croatia. Wet n Wild is been around for few months here and there are so many interesting products to try but it is no surprise that Through The Grapevine was the first one.

Do you like Wet n Wild products? What should I try next?

Monday, April 21, 2014

Givenchy Very Irresistible gift set

Givenchy perfumes are my favorite. So far I had few, including my all time favorite Givenchy Organza but I would love to have probably 90 % of their perfumes. I love light, floral and little bit sweet scents so they always have something that I really love. Very Irresistible is one of their most popular perfumes. Years ago I had Very Irresistible Sensual which came after the original so even though I wanted the original they are similar so I never thought about buying it. Last summer I found amazing deal on a gift set  that I just couldn't ignore and I'm so happy that Very irresistible is now mine.

Gift set includes 50 ml edt fragrance, 100 ml body veil and beauty bag. I already posted about body veil so just click here to find out a bit more. 
Beauty bag is something I use every day. At first I didn't need it so I started using it after few months. Then when I was in move between new and old house I started using it as makeup bag and I still keep products I use the most in it. It is well made and tones of products can fit in it, also it looks beautiful so it is amazing bag for traveling. Definitely my favorite beauty bag and as long as I have this one I don't need anything else.

Now the fragrance. Very Irresistible is around for a very, very long time. I still remember when it first came out when I was high school girl and it was so far out of my reach. Years came by but I still think this is one of most beautiful scents out there. I love that it is so light, floral and feminine. Middle notes are rose, magnolia and peony. Top notes are cassia, lemon verbena and anise while base note is taif rose. Floral haven! 
Very Irresistible is one of those long lasting fragrances so when you apply it you can be sure that it won't go away that quickly especially in combination with body veil. 

Even the box looks pretty...

What is your favorite fragrance? What is on your wishlist?

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Project 365 ( 329 - 335 )

Week 48...Happy Easter!

Day 329: Beautiful day for a walk in the sun!

Day 330: Baby cherry tree.

Day 331: Bunnies

Day 332: Big and small.

Day 333: Mango and strawberries!

Day 334: Easter basket.

Day 335: Eggs.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Essence I Love Bad Boys

One of discontinued Essence nail polishes is pretty blue called I Love Bad Boys. This lovely nail polish is very pretty shimmery blue. There are loads of blue shimmer so it is sparkly and looks gorgeous in the sun. My love for blues ( and greens ) is started recently so now I enjoy colors like this one so much. I used to liked the colors, they looked cute on my nails but i would always opted for something else. I'm still a pink girl but I'm glad I appreciate colors beautiful as this one much more.
Two coats are enough for full opacity, I Love Bad Boys applies easily and the bottle contains the usual 8 ml.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Avon BB cream: Anew Vitale vs Solutions

Ever since they came around I always had my doubts about BB creams. But sometimes I would like really light coverage so I thought it is time to try it. I had my eye on Avon Anew but when I had Avon catalog in my hands I couldn't find it so I went with Avon Solutions BB cream. Eventually I bought Avon Anew too. I have both BB creams for about 6 months and I used them a lot when I first got them, in winter I moved to my usual liquid foundation but last few weeks I'm using them again. 

Avon Anew Vitale  BB+

Avon Anew Vitale BB + comes in one shade. I'm usually not very fond of adopting shades but this time I ignored that and went for it. So, the color of Anew Vitale should adopt to your skin tone. When I first got it and saw how dark it is I thought there is no way this will work on my skin. Surprisingly it did. The texture is nice, just a little bit dusty but it applies and adopts to your skin easily. It lasts for 6-8 hours and it gives you nice coverage. Little bit longer and covers little bit better then Avon Solutions. I usually use concealer under my eyes because that is the area that needs more coverage in my case and you should reach for concealer for anything that needs more coverage. Avon Vitale has 20 SPF.

Avon Solution BB cream

Solutions BB cream comes in 2 shades, lighter and darker. I have the light shade. Solution BB cream has a nice texture, it is easy to apply it. It looks nice and natural on the skin. It gives you light coverage and your skin tone is even. If there is something more to cover up you will have to reach for concealer or for foundation because Solutions won't be enough. I usually use it when want light makeup or when I'm going some where for few hours. If I'm going out or I need more polished look I prefer to use something else. Same is when I need my makeup to last for hole day because Avon Solutions lasts for about 5-6 hours and it has SPF 15.

Here is the swatch! Left is Anew Vitale, right is Avon Solutions. You can see how different they are but they both suit me.

The best thing about both BB creams is that they are great for warm days or any time when I like to avoid heavy makeup. Both are definitely good buy but they can't replace good old liquid foundation, at least in my book. They are however, great to have around.

Did you tried Avon BB creams? Do you like BB creams in general? What would you recommend to try?

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Project 365 ( 322 - 328 )

Week 47...

Day 322: My bump :))

Day 323: Me & him

Day 324: Clouds

Day 325: Catrice The Giant mascara, I'm not very impressed...

Day 326: Yummy and nice looking salad.

Day 327: Cute little owls!

Day 328: Side road.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Swatch: Catrice iROSEdescent

If you are a holographic lover you could enjoy yourself because Catrice had so many new holo nail polishes last few weeks. I'm not that into holo nail polishes, neither would I reach for light color very often. But, when I saw Catrice iROSEdescent I had to have it. The color is beautiful and I love the holo effect. This will be nail polish for those times when I need subtle nail polish and for those rare times when I don't want bright colors.

The bottle contains 10 ml of product and it applies easily. Drying time is decent. When I took these photos it was a cloudy day so holo effect is much more visible in real life and it looks perfect in the sun.

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