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Empties #18


It’s been a while since I’ve done a blog post with used up products. It’s a bit hard to keep the empty bottles when you’re away from home or you’re torn between two countries and ‘home’ is quite tough to define. But let us take a look at some recent empties.


Skincare and Makeup Products

Simple Micellar Cleansing Water – This has been my favourite micellar water in the past year, it’s really gentle yet effective. I use it just to take off my makeup in the evening and then continue with a cleanser but it’s still nice that it doesn’t leave a sticky residue and doesn’t sting;
First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser – A lovely, mild and gentle cleanser that I need to get another tube of. It really helped me calm my skin after my issues appeared and I started using Differin. I love trying different products but I have to say, I miss this cleanser in my routine;
L’Occitane Peony Perfecting Mist – I’ve gone through a few of these which means I love it and I love it because it somehow makes my skin texture better, it feels refreshing and hydrating and I love spritzing it throughout the day;
Alverde Aqua Eye Gel – My budget pick for the area around the eyes, it just feels incredibly lightweight while providing moisture. Probably my third tube and won’t be the last;
Decléor Aurabsolu Dark Circle Corrector – This is magic! It doesn’t erase my dark circles, of course, but it gives such radiance and brightness that I look ten times fresher. I think I might need the full size of it;
Herborist Silky Eye Gel – At first I didn’t like this because it can feel a bit sticky. It’s still not my favourite eye product but I like how cooling it feels;
Clinique Fresh Pressed System – I have a review on the 7-day system here, in case you’d like to read it. I was quite impressed by it mainly because the hyperpigmentation I get, faded much quicker than usual while I was using the system. Too bad it’s quite expensive if you want to get it for a whole month;
Lancôme Énergie de Vie The Liquid Care – And another bottle of this refreshing liquid moisturiser is gone. It makes my skin softer and smoother, it feels soothing and is enriched with powerful antioxidants;
Dr. Jart + Water Drop Hydrating Moisturiser – Water creams have been part of my routines since last summer and I can’t wait to try all the different brands. This one was my first experience with water creams and I have a few more as a backup because it’s travel-friendly and I love how light it feels on the skin;
Dr. Hauschka Clarifying Day Oil – My skin can get pretty dry in the winter because of the prescription retinoid and I liked to use this one in the morning  by mixing a few drops of it with my moisturiser. It doesn’t feel greasy, it’s very nourishing and gives a beautiful glow to the skin;
La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra-Light SPF 50+ – I struggle a lot with suncreams. It’s the one product that I need to apply every morning and the hardest to find. A suncream clogged my pores so badly that I still fear applying new ones on my skin. This has been the best one I’ve found, so far, just because it doesn’t irritate my skin but it’s still not the formula I wish it had. It’s lightweight indeed but it’s still difficult to work with over water-based products or under makeup. I’d probably purchase the one with SPF 30 next;
Himalaya Herbals Cocoa Butter Lip Balm – That’s a beautiful affordable lip balm. It feels a bit thick at first but it’s not uncomfortable and I love how nourished my lips are afterwards;
Dior Diorshow Maximizer 3D Lash Primer – Although I don’t think I need a full size of this one, I have to say, it does work and makes a difference to my lashes;
L’oréal Volume Million Lashes So Couture – I loved this mascara when it first came out, it has exactly the type of brush that I like but when I got it a couple of months ago again, it just didn’t do anything for me. It can’t grab my lashes, at all and it just leaves them looking as if I haven’t used mascara;
Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara – This, on the other hand, is one of my favourite mascaras in the past 6 months! This is my second tube, the first one was sent to me for a review which you can find here and I already have a third one;

Body and Hair Products

Bilou Cherry Blossom Shower Foam – This looks so pretty and was fun to use although it didn’t feel as luxurious as other shower foams and sadly, it didn’t smell like cherry blossom, at all. I have another scent of it which feels the same, so I don’t think I’d be getting more from them;
Original Source Lime Shower Gel – These always smell very nice and I get them because of the scents, basically;
L’Occitane Cherry Blossom Bath & Shower Gel – One of my favourite scents! I love how it smells, I love how it feels like something between a gel and an oil and I always have a couple of minis of the brand’s shower gels. I simply love travelling with them and I somehow connect the way they smell to holidays;
Philosophy Cinnamon Buns Shower Gel – That was an incredibly big bottle even for me (I go through shower gels really quickly) and at first, I loved the scent because I started using it around Christmas time. Unfortunately, this shower gels dried my skin out quite a bit, so I had to alternate it with other body washes and at some point, I just wanted to finish it up and didn’t even enjoy the scent anymore;
Soap & Glory Flake Away Body Polish – This one has a lovely smell but in terms of exfoliating, it’s not the best as it dissolves a bit too quickly and doesn’t do much;
Garnier Ultimate Blends 1 Minute Hair Treatment – It’s an easy pick for me when I need something nourishing for my ends because it’s affordable and it’s not so hard to find;
L’Occitane Arlésienne Velvet Hand Cream – I know I’m talking about L’Occitane hand creams all the time but it’s difficult not to love them. Their scents are so unique, feminine and elegant, the texture is so soft and non-greasy that I always have to have a few of them. This is actually my second tube of this scent but it has a different packaging now;
Essence Shea Butter Hand Cream – I have a mini trio of these and I really like it, they are not the most nourishing ones but they absorb really quickly and they’re perfect daytime hand creams;
Burt’s Bees Ultimate Care Hand Cream – This one is very rich and thick but it doesn’t feel heavy. I prefer to use it at night, it’s gorgeous and leaves my hands nourished and soothed;
Rituals Honey Touch Body Cream – That’s another repurchase, the brand has beautiful body products and I rarely find something that I don’t like from them;
Giorgio Armani Sì Perfumed Body Lotion – Although this wasn’t moisturising, at all, I’m in love with the fragrance and I really enjoyed using it;
Soap & Glory Heel Genius Foot Cream – Light scent, lightweight texture, feels refreshing and hydrating…loved it!

Masks and Samples

Ivy Hot Eyes Steam Eye Mask – I have two more of these and I’m not sure how I feel about them. It’s supposed to be a home spa treatment, to make you feel more relaxed before bed and to soothe tired eyes. The mask itself is quite comfortable and soft but it felt a bit too hot for me. I just didn’t feel well with so much heat over my eyes but like I said, there are two more left in the pack, so I might it them again;
Starskin Nourishing Double-Layer Hand Mask Gloves – A real pleasure to use! I’m definitely going to try more from the brand. I used this mask while I was reading in bed before sleep, my hands were very dry and the mask felt so soothing and cooling. On the next day my hands were much softer;
Sephora Almond Foot Mask – Foot masks, on the other hand, are never comfortable. At least, that’s what I think. But I liked the effect after using this Sephora foot mask;
Giorgio Armani Power Fabric Foundation – I’ve heard so many positive reviews on this foundation that I almost purchased it without trying. Luckily, Sephora added a sample to one of my orders and I was really excited to see how it looks. The shade was a bit too light even for my winter complexion but that’s not so important. Yes, this foundation is high coverage and it really doesn’t feel heavy on the skin but I didn’t like how it looked. I have combination skin with more oily T-zone and the product still sat dry and very unnatural-looking. I tried using it with a brush or a sponge, I tried applying less product (the sample was quite generous, so I could try it quite a few times) but it just didn’t work. Unfortunately, it didn’t look well on me.

Hope you’re enjoying your Sunday!

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February Favourites


I haven’t posted in a while and it’s more likely to find me on Instagram rather than on the blog lately. I still love beauty and I still try different products but it’s mostly skincare which takes much longer to use and see if it works than a lipstick, for example. I haven’t been using that much makeup in the last few months because of my skin problems. I noticed that whenever I wear foundation, it shows up on my skin the next day, so my makeup has been quite minimal.

But let me share some of my most-loved beauty bits for the month of February.

The first product that I’d like to talk about is one that I really love but sadly isn’t available around me and it’s pretty expensive. Sunday Riley Saturn Sulfur Acne Treatment Mask is a medicated 10 % sulfur treatment that fights different forms of acne. It also has 4% niacinamide, Zinc PCA, Bentonite ClayTea Tree Oil and Manuka Oil. A month ago, I shared my first impressions on it here, in case you’d like to see it. Back then I used  the product only as a spot treatment, as I have a mini size and I’m a bit scared to find myself without it. However, I started using it twice a week as a  face mask (on my problem areas but not on the whole face) and I’ve been blemish-free since then! I apply a really thin layer and leave it on for 30 minutes. I still can’t believe how much my skin loves this treatment and I have no idea what I’m going to do when I use it up. I’ve been thinking about trying similar products like the Peter Thomas Roth mask or the Dr. Dennis Gross one, I’ve also ordered a mini of the De La Cruz Sulfur Ointment that I’ve been waiting for a month to arrive and it still hasn’t but the first one seems the biggest size, so I might go for that one, considering they’re in the same price range. So, Sunday Riley Saturn Sulfur Acne Treatment Mask has been pretty much the answer to my hopes, I reach for it in the mornings, I keep using Differin at night and seems like this combo is a winner for me. My skin hasn’t been too dry, I don’t think the mask dries it out, there’s no tight feeling after I wash it off but my blemishes heal a lot quicker and I do believe that it prevents new ones from appearing, as well.

After I started using Differin, I’ve been looking for moisturising and soothing lightweight skincare products. A few weeks ago, I came across the Vichy Minéral 89. Some call it a moisturiser, others say it’s a serum but the brand describes it as a booster which you use after your toner and before the serum. I’ve heard that people mix it with their face cream, as well but honestly, it isn’t how I prefer using it. The gel comes in a beautiful glass bottle and feels very luxurious. I need a pump of it, it applies easily, feels cooling and soothing on the skin and absorbs fast. I use it twice a day and sometimes I apply just Vichy Minéral 89 after toning and then proceed with my SPF without using another moisturiser. In the evenings, I like having a serum afterwards and then I’d add my rosehip oil. When my skin feels really dry, I’d apply Vichy Minéral 89, wait 10-15 minutes and then I’d use Differin (usually, I use Differin right after cleansing and toning, wait 30 minutes and continue with the rest of my skincare). Essentialy, Vichy Minéral 89 is the brand’s mineralising water rich in mineral elements with added Hyaluronic Acid. My skin is much softer and plumper after I started using this booster, I love the cooling feeling and how it doesn’t leave a sticky residue. Is it an extra step? Yes, it is but I feel that I really need this extra step on my winter sensitised skin. I also think that it would be a great summer moisturiser on its own but there’s a slight problem if you use an SPF or a face cream with silicones in it, the products just start rolling and looking like the skin is peeling. So, have that in mind.

Face mists have a permanent spot in my routine and although, I already talked about the Lumene Facial Mist in my winter beauty essentials post, I had to mention it one more time because it soothes my drier skin during the day and makes it look a bit brighter and more radiant. I’ve been using it all the time, it’s also refreshing and smells very nice without being too overpowering.

At night, I’ve been using the Decléor Hydra Floral Ultra-Moisturising & Plumping Mask which made me feel a bit unsure at the beginning just because it contains Neroli essential oil and usually, essential oils break me out. Luckily, this product doesn’t do that and it’s been an occasional night moisturiser in the past few weeks. It’s suggested to use it once or twice a week by applying a thin layer to a cleansed face, then to leave it to work for about 10 minutes and remove the excess product with a toner or a tissue. I like to leave it overnight for intense hydration but I’d gently remove the excess oil with paper and tapping motions after 5-10 minutes. I’m saying oil because this creamy mask turns into a beautiful oil when you start massaging it into the skin. It smells divine and on the next morning, my skin feels more plump and radiant, it’s soft and supple.

My love for L’Occitane hand creams shouldn’t be a secret by now and this cute mini of their Delightful Rose Shea Butter Hand Cream has been in my  handbag for a couple of weeks now. I love their minis because they’re comfortable to take in your bag or pocket, they last petty long and that’s why I’m always trying to have a few of their mini hand cream sets. The texture of the brand’s hand cream is light but really hydrating yet non-greasy. It absorbs quickly and all L’Occitane creams come in beautiful packaging and wonderful scents. This one has a true rose scent that isn’t too overpowering, it’s feminine, sophisticated and fresh at the same time.

There’s not even one makeup product that I’m including this month because I’ve been relying on my old favourites but there’s plenty of skincare that I’m about  to try in the next few weeks. I’m really excited, I can’t wait to keep finding the best products for me in order to have better and healthier skin again.

January Favourites

It’s the last day of the first month of 2018! Time really flies!
And although the flowers above are making it seem like it’s already spring, it feels like winter has absolutely no intentions to leave, not just yet.

But I have to say this winter has been quite mild although my skin is still a bit dehydrated. I just recently did a review on the Votary Rose Geranium & Apricot Cleansing Oil here, so I will try not to repeat myself but I’d like to say that cleansing oils usually break me out and this one was such a joy to find and to start using. It’s great on my combination but dehydrated skin, it cleanses it really gently yet effectively and it makes me look forward to my evening skincare routine every day.

After I was suggested by a dermatologist to try wearing less makeup, now I’d just go for concealer, powder, mascara and lip balm. I’m not an eyeshadow person, I’ve said that before but somehow I like it when my eyes look a bit more defined. I prefer a soft wash of colour that looks elegant and makes the eyes pop. There have been a few options that I’ve been reaching for a lot but today, I’d like to share with you this mini of the Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Amethyst. The shade is something between a soft mauve and warm taupe and has kind of a bronze metallic finish, it’s simply stunning and I feel like it would look great on everyone. The formula is creamy and glides on easily, blends like a dream and it’s extremely long-lasting. I always have to use a primer because everything creases on my lids except for this one! I forgot to use a primer a few times before applying Amethyst and whenever I looked in the mirror, it stayed perfect. The colour is very pigmented but flattering and not screaming. I use this as an eyeshadow or as a liner, I like smudging it over my bottom lash line, it’s also fantastic for a smokey eye.

My hands are very dry at the moment, it always happens at this time of the year, I wash them too often and I don’t apply hand creams regularly. The one that’s been giving me quick results though comes from Burt’s Bees and it’s their Ultimate Care Hand Cream for extremely dry skin. It seems like it’s possible that packaging is slightly different now or it’s just because I have minis but I found two in my stash and I’ve been keeping one at home and one in my handbag. This hand cream has been a true saviour, thanks to the Coconut Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Watermelon Seed Oil and a natural fruit acid complex to gently exfoliate the skin. It’s 98.9% natural, it’s has a rich, thick consistency but it’s not too heavy or greasy. It has a light scent that is quite natural. Although my hands are still dry and nothing can really cure them right now, this hand cream makes such a difference to them whenever I apply it, it instantly hydrates and nourishes while keeping the effect for a few hours. I like to apply it at night and wake up to smooth and soft hands which doesn’t happen very often in the winter.

There are two hair products that really helped me keep my locks nourished and shiny during the windy and rainy winter days. When I first got the ESPA Pink Hair and Scalp Mud in my Liberty Advent Calendar, I thought it would be just an extra step that wouldn’t do much of a difference. But oh, was I wrong… Essentially, it’s a pre-shampoo treatment that you spread all over damp hair (I concentrate on my scalp) and leave it on for at least 20 minutes or overnight. I’ve never used it as an overnight mask, I just can’t imagine going to bed with damp hair and clay that dries out on my head. I’d leave it on for 30-60 minutes, then rinse it off and then continue with my usual shampoo. This treatment would be suitable for any hair type, considering how my roots get greasy quite easily and this product doesn’t do that. The first time I used it, I couldn’t believe how soft (but not frizzy), shiny and simply wonderful my hair looked.
ESPA Pink Hair and Scalp Mud contains Vitamin C-rich Watercress and Red Clay to soothe and nourish the scalp, Castor Oil and Apricot Kernel Oil for strong and healthy-looking hair and even Rose Flower Extract. The brand suggests that the product can be used on dry skin on the body, as well. After applying it on my scalp and hair, I usually massage what’s left on my hands and it feels really nice, especially now that they’re so dry.
This treatment would be great for those of you who suffer from flaky scalp in the colder months, it’s very soothing and replenishing.
I haven’t tried other products from ESPA but I might need to… or at least get a full size of their pink mud.

Once a week I like to deep cleanse my hair. I often feature purifying shampoos on my blog, I try different ones all the time and it was quite surprising for me that I hadn’t used the following cult classic before. Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil Shampoo* is a product everybody knows about but somehow it was never available around me.
Before I continue, I’d like to mention that this product is supposed to be used as a daily shampoo or as a pre-cleanse treatment once a week before a regular shampoo.
The Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil Shampoo* has paraben- and silicone-free formula and is made with Onsen (Japanese hot spring) inspired ferment that are known in Japan for their purifying qualities. It keeps scalp’s balance while gently cleanses the hair. The texture is quite lightweight and easy to work with, it lathers nicely and makes my hair clean and soft.
I wouldn’t say it keeps it cleaner for longer than other shampoos but I wash my hair every other day, I always wash it twice and that’s pretty often, so, for me, it’s more important that this product doesn’t irritate and dry out my scalp. It draws out impurities and buildup while keeping the moisture and volume and leaving a nice delicate scent.

It’s been quite rainy in the past couple of weeks here which tends to make me more tired and in a dismal mood. So, I’ve been looking forward to every evening when I can just shut the bathroom door, take a hot shower and do my skincare routine. Such simple rituals make me feel relaxed and there’s been one body product that makes the whole experience even more enjoyable. I got the Decléor 100 Grain Body Exfoliator in their advent calendar and to be honest, I didn’t think I would like it. I rarely like body scrubs because they’re either too harsh or dissolve much before I manage to exfoliate my skin. However, Decléor 100 Grain Body Exfoliator might be the best body exfoliant I’ve ever used. It’s suggested to use on dry skin and to make the application easier, to apply an oil before that. I’ve tried using on damp skin, as well and I still love it. The formula is enriched with Grapefruit Essential Oil, Pear Sugar, Argan Shell, Orange Peel and Fruit Acids such as Grape, Pineapple and Passion Fruit. The gel turns into an oil when you start massaging it into the skin and then it gets milky in contact with water which makes it really easy to rinse off. It leaves my skin so soft and smooth, as if I’ve applied a body oil, hydrated and nourished. And the scent… I can’t describe it but it’s gorgeous and if you’ve tried anything from the brand, you probably know what I mean.

Last but certainly not least, one of my all-time favourite scents, Thé Noir 29 by Le Labo. I don’t think I can describe with words how beautiful this perfume is. It’s addictive, it’s deep but fresh, it’s leafy and dry. We all know that fragrances feel different on different skin, on me, Thé Noir 29 is like a cup of black tea with fig and bay leaves present, it’s a bit smokey and woody, rich and bitter. It’s not difficult for me to fall in love with this fragrance, considering how much I adore fig scents. But the fig here is different, it’s dry and dark, rather than juicy and fruity. I can feel Thé Noir 29 even at the end of the day, after I take a shower, it’s still there, on my pillow, at night and the morning after, it’s amazing…

And while I’m still lost in this gorgeous creation and the idea of it, it’s time to say goodbye to January and to welcome February.

*PR Sample

Empties #5

DSC_0154post DSC_0157postHair:
Balea Professional Pure Volume Shampoo – Can’t wait to get more tubes of this shampoo, I love how light the gel texture of it is, it gives me lots of volume and makes my hair shiny. Really good and affordable product;
Batiste Cherry Dry Shampoo – The cherry fragrance isn’t my favourite from the Batiste range but in terms of refreshing my hair, it’s doing the job very well;
Elseve Total Repair Shampoo – This was a bit too heavy for my hair, I think it would be better for someone with more dry or damaged hair.
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Body:
Dr Greve Sensitive Shower Cream with Almond Oil and Oats – I’ve mentioned that this product feels like combination of a body milk and a shower cream, it’s really nourishing, I like it a lot and I can find it at the drugstore;
Sanctuary SPA Cleansing Burst Body Wash – It has a very interesting scent and texture with small particles that burst in contact with water and skin, I really enjoyed using it but I have a new favourite Sanctuary SPA range, so I think I’d be sticking to it for the moment;
Roger & Gallet Revitalising Sorbet with Apricot Oil and Aloe Vera – One of my favourite body moisturisers for any time of the year. It’s light but moisturising, it smells amazing and the scent can linger for days on your clothes, it’s such a lovely product;
Palmolive Thermal SPA Shower Gel – Nothing too special but I love the big bottle as I go through body washes like water. Feels fresh, not the first time I’m using it and probably won’t be the last either;
Rituals Fortune Scrub with Organic Mandarin and Yuzu and Rituals Touch of Happiness Sweet Orange and Cedar Wood Body Cream – My boyfriend got these for me in a gift box and I can’t explain how much I liked it. I think Rituals isn’t mentioned enough in the beauty world although they have some great body products. These two products have different but kind of similar scents, they’re fresh but warm at the same time and they are really good. In fact, the whole box was amazing and I think they have some great sets, so that you can try the products and see what you like. Perfect to travel with and gives you the chance to decide what you’d like to purchase in full size;
Kneipp Lemon Shower Cream – You can’t go wrong with Kneipp’s shower creams, they’re gentle to the skin, they nourish it while leaving it clean, I love trying new scents and I’ll keep purchasing them;
Kneipp Figs Milk and Argan Oil Shower Cream – This one was even better than the one above, the way it smells and feels on the skin is amazing;
Soap & Glory Hand Food – I have several scents from the range and I love them all, it’s such a popular and loved product and there is a reason for this. It has great moisturising properties, smells sweet and this big tube lasts a really long time;
Burt’s Bees Hand Salve – Another hand saviour. I’m in love with this product, it’s my winter hand moisturiser in the nights because it feels quite heavy and oily when it melts but it gives such a soothing feeling and hydrates the skin really well.
Faith in Nature Roll-On Crystal Deodorant* – This may not smell very strong but it’s very fresh, doesn’t contain nasty ingredients and it’s suitable for men and women.

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Eucerin DermatoCLEAN Micellar Water – I don’t know how many bottles of this I’ve gone through. It’s probably the first micellar water that I’ve tried, it can be used as a toner, as well, it’s suitable even for sensitive skin and I have to get a new one;
ACO Daily Purifying Toner – It’s an affordable exfoliating toner that I was using a couple of times in the week. It didn’t dry out my skin but I have so many similar products at the moment that I don’t think I’d be repurchasing for now;
Clinique Clarifying Lotion for Oily/Combination Skin – A more expensive exfoliating toner that was a little bit more harsh on my skin but if you use it just 2-3 days of the week, it shouldn’t be a problem. I personally prefer this one to the one above because I really saw a difference in my skin condition with it;
BioKarite Anti-Age Eye Cream – As I said before, I didn’t see that this cream was suitable for older skins but this wasn’t a problem for me. It’s very gentle for the eye area, it’s really hydrating and I would definitely re-purchase it. Plus, it’s from the drugstore;
Decleor Hydra Floral Moisturising Cream – A cream for dry skin which I used on my cheeks and neck in the winter and I was really happy with it. Smells amazing and has a thick texture that sinks into the skin without making it greasy;
Eucerin DermoPURIFYER Day Cream – I don’t know how many times I’ve been talking about this product. It’s my favourite moisturiser, it works great on my skin and this was probably my 5th bottle of it;
Garnier Skin Renew Overnight Regenerating Cream (discontinued) – This cream seemed to never sink into the skin, always stayed on the surface without actually doing anything for my face;
La Roche-Posay Effaclar DUO + – Everybody knows this product, it works well on me when my skin is a bit problematic but I’m trying not to use it too often as my skin can get used to it and the effect isn’t so visible after that;
GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment – I did a review on this mask here. I love the product because it makes my skin look very good, removes all the impurities and tightens the pores. However, I wouldn’t re-purchase because it dried out really quickly although I always closed the jar well. The quantity is small and although the product is amazing, it’s just not worth the price tag;
Rimmel Fix & Perfect Primer 002 – I’ve mentioned before that I have mixed feelings towards this product mainly because it promises to mattify the skin but it just doesn’t do it for me;
Maybelline Colossal Go Extreme! Mascara – Not a bad mascara but definitely not my favourite. I can’t wear it all day as I get fallout 3-4 hours after application. Has a big brush and I usually prefer smaller ones, so it wasn’t very comfortable to work with;
Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde Mascara – Much better than the one before although the brush isn’t my favourite, once again. However, it gives a lot of volume, it lengthens the lashes and lasts a long time;
OPI Nail Envy for Dry & Brittle Nails – I did a review on this product here. I’m trying to replace it with something else at the moment but it seems to be irreplaceable. Such a good nail care product, it’s pricey, especially in Norway but it keeps my nails in great conditione when I use it.
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Samples and Sachets:
Biotherm Liquid Glow Reviving Oil – Didn’t have very much time to use this, so I can’t say if it’s nice for my skin but it didn’t irritate it and it smelled amazing;
Biotherm Blue Therapy Night Serum-in-Oil – I can say the same about this one too, the amount was just not enough for noticing major difference in my skin condition but my face got very soft with this serum-in-oil. Again, it smelled wonderful;
Origins VitaZing SPF 15 Energy-boosting Moisturiser – I enjoyed using this one although it was a bit orange on me, I could make it work but I don’t think I’d purchase the full size;
Guerlain Baby Glow – It gives you baby glow indeed but for me it was a bit too glowy and even shiny because of my combination skin, so I had to powder more often. That’s the only thing that stops me from purchasing the full size product for now. I loved how it gives a sheer coverage but enough to make you look healthy and fresh, I didn’t even feel it on my skin, it was so lightweight and nice;
Dior Nude Air – The shade that I was given was way too dark for me and the texture was too liquid, so it’s not the easiest foundation to work with. The finish is beautiful but the product doesn’t stay very long on my shiny T-zone and it just disappears in the middle of the day;
Dermica Honey Peel-Off Mask – Looks and smells like honey, this mask made my skin softer and more nourished.

Do you have experience with any of these products?

Moisturiser for Dry Skin on my Combination Skin?!

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I know it might seem weird but sometimes I use moisturisers for dry skin on my combination skin face. It’s actually ok if you use it on the right zones.

A couple of months ago I switched my daily moisturiser to a mattifying one. I love it but I noticed that my cheeks needed more hydration. Then I remembered that I had this cream in my stash but never got to use it because it’s made for dry skin. It’s the Decleor Hydra Floral ”Flower nectar” moisturising cream. I’ve seen many nice comments about Decleor’s products, my mom is using some of them too and I probably got this one out of curiosity but since it wasn’t suitable for my skin type (there was nothing saying it’s for dry skin, I learned it later), it just remained somewhere in the bathroom.

Excuse me that I’m not able to tell you if just the packaging of this one is changed or the formula is different but now they have another one, a light version of the product that is suitable for every skin type including oily skin types.

What is important to know is that this cream has natural ingredients, hydrates your skin and also, the plant extracts protect it from pollution. It’s on the pricey side but you need just a small amount of the product, feels luxurious on the skin and makes my cheeks and neck really soft, actually, softer than ever! Smells of flowers which I, personally, like.

I know that I’ll be reaching for this cream even more in the autumn and winter months that are slowly approaching.

Have you tried any Decleor products?