L’Oreal

L’Oreal Super Liner Extra Black Gloss

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Hello beauties,

As the sunny spring atmosphere is unravelling our makeup looks should be easy and on the natural side. This doesn’t mean that we should let go of everything we love, but addapt it. Like the cat-eye look. Creating the perfect eyeliner flick has been a subject of debate for so long now and everyone of us has joined the discussion regarding the product that will achieve that.

I somehow was bored with the three black eyeliners I already had so I’ve decided to try is the one from L’Oreal, Super Liner Extra Black Gloss.The product is a liquid eyeliner pen with a soft sponge tip with a semi-glossy finish.

Pros:
– does not smudge or flake after 8 hours of wearing it
– due to the soft sponge tip, the application it’s super easy
– it is removed well at the end of the day

Cons:
– the black color is not that intense, somehow watery
– I mentioned that the finish is semi-glossy compared with other eyeliners (Inglot, for example)
– the tip is a littl large for a fine pointed flick if you intend a sofisticated cat-eye makeup
– for every time you use it the applicator goes dry so quickly that it’s annoying the whole in and out of the tube motion for moisturizing the tip of the eyeliner.

Overall, the product is not mind-blowing but it’s ok: reasonably priced and adequate for a quick make-up look.

Until the next time, wear red lipstick and glitter all the way:-)

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August empties

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Summer is coming to an end and I must say it has been a busy time. I’m still on my holiday and let me tell you I’m having so much fun.

This post is going to be super-quick as my August empties list is so short. Here it goes:

1. Make Up Forever High Definition Primer – you can find the review here. I didn’t find this primer as high quality as it was rumored all over Internet and I believe I can find better uses for my money than buying this primer again.

2. L’Oreal Le Teint Accord Parfait – you can read the full review here. I love L’Oreal foundations for their nice finish. Major let down on this one was the non-existent transfer resistance.

3. Ebelin – nail polish remover with biotin and argan oil. Not a bad drugstore nail polish remover but don’t get your hopes high.

This is all for this empties list but I promise that future posts will be more detailed.

Until the next time, wear red lipstick and glitter all the way:-)

June empties

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Hello beauties!

It’s that time again: monthly empties. This month has been a lot about drugstore products that are quite accessible and some of the products on this list are a part of a conscious cleaning process I’ve been doing in my bathroom cabinet. I know I’m spending a lot of money on different beauty products but I try to keep the list of the products that I’m not actually using to a minimum. So, here’s the list

Hair:

  • L’Oreal Elseve Nutri Gloss Serum – this styling serum was a lot talked about when released. As you can see the bottle is not even half empty but it has been lying around in my bathroom for a while unused. The product was too much for me, made it too oily, but for a little extra shine half a drop it was ok but apparently not enough.
  • Kallos Placenta mask – this one was actually recommended to me by my mother for my colored hair. It is a decent drugstore mask, nice texture, low on perfume but I would not get my hopes that high as for the placenta thins, as they only have wheat extract so even if they don’t have the right ingredients dosage the product will not do you any harm. Anyway, Kallos are quite popular in Romania for their cheap products, so if you want to try it , you will not be leaving your children without college funds.
  • Dr. Wolf Plantur 39 for hair over forty – this shampoo it was recommended to me by my dermatologist doctor. It is a caffeine based product meant to stimulate the circulation on the scalp that would lead to at least a decrease in the hair loss. As a shampoo is not bad, especially if you have hair that becomes oily after a short while but I think it’s too early now to talk about the anti-hair loss effects just after the first emptied bottle.

Body:

  • Balea anti cellulite shower gel with caffeine and alga extract – this shower gel I’ve been using at the gym; it comes with a brush cap that is supposed to help you massage the skin affected by cellulite. In reality it was more like a scrub and I haven’t seen any effects against my cellulite.
  • Palmer’s Massage Cream for stretch marks – as these products are quite pricey in Romania for a drugstore line, I expected the best from Palmer’s. Also, if I’m not sure what to expect from a product I always choose the travel sized packages. I was right,  as this massage cream did absolutely nothing for my two new stretch marks recently appeared on my tummy.
  • Farmec body cream with argan – as much as I love Farmec products, and as far as I was hyped about finding a body lotion with argan oil, this product experience was a so an so. Maybe because I love my body lotions to have a thick texture which was not the case and it seems that neither on the moisturizing part it wasn’t that much.

Face:

  • Bioderma Sensibio H2O – this product was so much under bloggers review that I feel unjust in doing another one. It’s good, I always come back to it, no matter what I try and it has become part of my essentials list
  • Nivea Gentle Cleaning Wiped – I’m not a big fan of the cleaning wipes as I generally think they don’t do a very good job on clearing your skin of all the dirt and products, but I do use them and generally use them when going to the gym after working hours. These cleaning wipes I would not recommend because, contrary to the package claims, to my sensitive skin were quite aggressive.
  • Boots Tea Tree Witch Hazel Face Wash – a very good drugstore face wash that most likely will be repurchased (review: here)

Makeup:

  • Too Faced Lash Injection Pinpoint mascara – another product that I’ve found lying around. As much as I love Too Faced products this mascara was lousy and it was probably the reason that I’ve abandoned it so easily. The mascara was too dry, zero volume and a funky wand.If this mascara is still available in the stores, with my whole heart I tell you don’t waste your money on it.

Until the next time, wear red lipstick and glitter all the way:-)

February Favorites

You could say that February was definitely a month for beauty 101 as I finally bought myself the Core Collection. I mean, it’s never too late, is it? As a result, I have concentrated my efforts into makeup.

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 This is the month when I discovered this wonderful powder blush from NYX Cosmetics (Peach shade). Generally, I am not a big fan of blushes due to my complexion (fair skin, naturally dark blond hair, with a little too rosy cheeks you’ve got a Heidi wanna be). But the main advantage of this blush is that it has a soft pigment that makes it very discreet on your face when you blend it well. Downside: it’s a slightly powdery.

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For mascara, I have finally come to the conclusion that Maybelline kicks asses! Currently I am using One by One Volum Express. This is my third kind of mascara from Maybelline that I am trying and  it has it all: the right dosage, one of the best brushes, natural look and for a drugstore product they are great.

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L’Oreal Accord Parfait liquid foundation has been my “partner in crime” for two months now. Although my skin is very fine for a 32 years old person, occasionally I have problems with blemishes. This foundation has a very natural color, it covers so well and it’s perfectly adapted for oily skin types. Cons: not as resistant on your face as I read on so many blogs. Oh, well, for a product that I;ve bought in the spur of the moment, it was a very wise choice.

The-Body-Shop-Honeymania-Shower-Gel

Last but not least, Honeymania shower gel is a recent acquisition from Body Shop. I am a big fan of honey based products. This one has a rich heathen flavor that reminds me of wildflowers and musk. The skin remains soft with a discreet happiness scent.

Until next time, wear red lipstick and glitter all the way:-)