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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:-)

Too Faced – Primed & Poreless Skin Smoothing Face Primer

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Primers – can’t live without them. As in thought of the day. I’ve decided to talk about primers as today I’m going to a wedding and I’ve been thinking a lot about the makeup I’m going to wear. I’ll let you know how it went.

The primer from Too Faced is basically my first kind of primer that I’ve ever used. And I’ve been using primers a lot. So this review might be somehow biased by this experience, but you’ll understand that I’ve tried to be as objective as possible:

Pro’s:

  • it’s an oil free primer, so for you sensitive, mixed or oily skins out there it’s your type
  • it has a pink nude color but the result on the skin is quite pleasant, as could be worn as a standalone product
  • thick texture and matte finish
  • does a good job in covering the pores
  • no odor

Con’s:

  • you’d have to be careful in applying an even and thin layer, otherwise it’s going to ball up
  • slightly priced for the overall result it delivers
  • not so long lasting, depends on the day

My rating: somewhere between 7 and 7.5. Currently I’m using this primer only on my eyelids, otherwise on the whole face it’s not a great primer.

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

March favorite products

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This month I’ve been doing a lot of shopping. Maybe because it’s spring, one of my favorite seasons. Maybe because it’s sunny&warm outside, which gives me an excellent mood. Maybe because I’m in love, but I’ve been this love-sick for three years now.

Anyhow,  I’ve been feeling generous with reviews lately so you might go easy on me for being over enthusiastic. Also, you might notice that I’ve been stuck to a routine as of lately…

1. Too Faced Chocolate Soleil. This bronzer was a present and because at that time I did not know how to work with bronzers, it was forgotten in a drawer. But its chocolate scent somehow came to surface and I started wearing it daily. With no exception.  And with the right buffing brush, it will blend perfectly into your skin.

2. Avon Color Trend – shade Flirt. This is a product acquired last autumn, and although, I’m not quite a big fan of Avon products, it was a visionary action from my side as it is a very nice orange lipstick, very wearable, even for stiff office jobs. Not matte but not very shimmery either, slightly scented, the texture is not that creamy, so be aware if you have dry lips. As for longevity, it was all right for four hours, after that it needed a refresh.

3. Makeup Forever HD Powder. I know, right? But I can’t get enough of it.

4. Apidermin face cream. Just because I have to put it away for a while, until cold comes again. It was good for my face during the cold days but I have also used it on my hands and elbows and it works perfectly. I don’t know if it’s such a good product in general or for everybody, but for me, in times of wind and snow it is perfect.

What are your favorite products this month?

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