shower gel

Dove Purely Pampering Shea Butter and Vanilla



I am a big fan of body products and I really wanted to try this shower gel because I generally have a very good opinion about Dove products in terms of quality versus price. Also, when a tag says shea butter and vanilla in the same sentence, you’ve won me for good. And who does not like a little pamper once in a while?


  • Creamy and thick
  • Definitely a “girly” product
  • Economic package


  • Although it smells amazing at first, the scent becomes annoying after 5 minutes in the shower.
  • Not drying your skin, but not softening it either

While this supermarket product is very much appraised, I could not get over the overwhelming smell. My rating: 6/10 (with a sad heart)

Would I repurchase this product again? No, no, no.

Until 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.


 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.


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.


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.


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:-)

This works the German way

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Recently, I received as present two products from Herbamedicus: a shower gel and a hand cream both with Aloe Vera. Never heard of them? Me neither. So I did a little research.

I found out that they are produced by this German company, Chemie- und Kosmetikfabrik Schmees, part of Schmees group. Which by the way, are also engaged in the field of feedstuff and animal care products.


The not so funny part is that these products are very functional, in a German way, of course. The shower gel is lacking fragrance and the hand cream does a decent job.

Overall, not bad, not bad at all.

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