Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Preview: Essence Fall / Winter 2014 update

Like every fall and winter there will be new Essence range this year as well. New products will hit the stores from August 2014. There are a lot new products so let's start with the pictures right away!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Balea body lotions, butters and creams in my stash

If you check out stash of any girl or a woman in this part of the world you can be sure that you will find at least one Balea product. Balea is a brand sold only in DM drugstores. With DM who is one of most popular drugstores and always attractive and budget friendly Balea it is easily one of our favorite brands. Balea has huge range of products so anyone can find something to try and something to love. One of most appealing things about Balea is that there is always something new, low price and pretty looking products that always smell so good.Today I will show you body lotions, body cream and body butter currently in my stash.

I have few body lotions, all of them are limited edition. Like I said all of them look pretty and smell amazing so I rarely skip on them. I usually use one until it is gone and then open a new one. This way I can actually use them up, if I would use all of them in same time I could have them forever. So right now I have four tube body lotions. All of them have the same texture. They are only a bit thinner then the usual body lotion but doesn't make them less good. They absorb to the skin very quickly. Each tube contains 200 ml. Only lotion that is a bit different from the bunch is Summer Glam which is shimmery lotion, click here to find out more!

Here are two Balea Young body lotions that I have left. Each contains 500 ml of product. Unfortunately it seems that Balea discontinued this line of body lotions and shower gels.

Balea Kakao body butter is one of my favorite Balea products. Before I had this one I tried only one Balea body butter and it was limited edition. I was so happy when I saw that they have it again in new package. The texture of body butter is thick just like you are looking at real butter. You need small amount because it works really well especially if you have dry skin. This butter really helps that your skin looks and feels better. The smell is pretty strong so if you don't like chocolate smell you better skip it but if you do this is made for you! It contains 200 ml.

The last product I have today is classic Balea body cream. Sometimes I like to use products without strong scents that actually smell just like you would imagine classic cream to smell. This one is like that. It is moisturizing and it absorb quickly. It contains 250 ml.

Here is a pic of lotion, cream and butter side by side:

Now when I writing this I have two more lotions that are on my wishlist. I will try to get them soon because they are in stores for a while.

What is your favorite Balea body product? How big is your stash??

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

31 Day Nail Art Challenge: Polka Dots

Polka dots are one of my favorite nail art designs. I'm glad that they are part of 31 Day Nail Art Challenge. The mani is very simple but to make it more colorful I used three colors!

 I Used: Sally Hansen Go Bananas, p2 Heavenly Girl and Essence Maursel

Saturday, July 19, 2014

TV show summer 2014

Summer is always dry season for TV show lovers. There is one thing I like about it, though. It is a good time to catch up with shows you don't have time to watch during the season or to start watching something new. There are also summer shows. Somehow general opinion of summer shows is that they are not good enough for regular September to May season so they run during summer. If we just take look at Braking Bad that statement goes into water. So let's look at the list. Before we look at new shows this summer let's look at those which are back with new episodes! 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

I Love...body lotion and body butter

Recently I posted about I Love shower creams and now is time to tell you something about two more I Love... products that I own. I have I Love Raspberry & Blackberry body lotion and Vanilla & Almond body butter.

I Love...Raspberry & Blackberry body lotion is the one I'm using almost every day right now. It has beautiful fruity smell and it is moisturizing. The texture is really nice, not too dense nor too thin. It is easy to apply it and it soaks into skin really quickly even though it leaves white mark first minute or so and it looks like it will never soak in. My skin smells really good after I use this lotion but just like their shower creams the scent doesn't last very long time on the skin and that is the worst side of this product. On the other hand good part is like I said the smell itself, application and my favorite thing right now: practical packaging with the pump. After I use up this bottle ( witch contains 250 ml ) I doubt I will buy I Love body lotion again. The reason is because I have so many body lotions in my stash that wait to be used and there are so many different brands and scents I would love to try so this isn't so special that I "need" come back to it. Maybe if I find something that smells that good that I can't skip it.

I Love...Vanilla & Almond body butter is part of limited edition and I got it together with mini size shower cream. This body butter comes in a pot and contains 50 ml of product. I adore the smell, that alone would be a reason for me to buy this product again. Unlike body lotion, body butter has more benefits. The skin smells amazing, it lasts little bit longer and it is more nurturing to your skin. Another thing about it that I love is that it is shimmery. I prefer shimmery body products in summer so this is something I will reach for very often.

Did you tried I Love...products? What do you think about their body lotions and body butters?

Monday, July 14, 2014

NYX Butter Gloss - Peach Cobbler

Beside pink, the color I like to use on my lips the most is coral. Especially in spring and summer. Lately I've been really good with keeping myself away from buying any new lipstick or lipgloss but with NYX Peach Cobbler I  couldn't resist. This is my first NYX Butter Gloss lipgloss and it probably won't be the last one. The texture of lipgloss is creamy and it applies very easy. The color is beautiful. If you apply it in one layer you will get the sheer look but if you apply two or three coats you will get nice opacity. Perfect summer color! It lasts for few hours on my lips after that I need to reapply it. Great thing about NYX Butter Gloss is that is isn't sticky, it feels good on your lips and it has beautiful glossy finish.

The swatch:

Friday, July 11, 2014

♥ It's a girl ♥

I'm back for a quick post to tell you that I'm on a little blogging pause. The reason for that is little girl who is new member of our family. Today she is exactly 2 weeks old. She is beautiful, healthy and in this short period of time she brought to us so much happiness. 
I'm not sure when will I come back to regular posting but I do have some posts that are pre written so I will start with those and eventually I will start posting and writing more.

If you have any suggestions or questions fell free to write it down in comments. 
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