Friday, 23 February 2018

New in #67


MILANI Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation + Concealer
00A Porcelain
I have the original "lightest" shade 01 Creamy Vanilla that I got as a part of my job a long time ago and I fell in love with the formula, but the shade is just nowhere close to being right for me, so when they finally released a super pale one (on their third try, hence the odd numbering), I vowed to get it. It took a while, but I finally ordered it as a birthday gift for myself and I can report the happy news that this is one of the best shades for me that I ever found. It's pretty much up there with Maybelline Fit me 110/100 and it's close in how light it is, while the undertone is pink-ish, though this is the most neutral foundation I own so far which is what makes it so great (swatches). Milani you were a massive disappointment from the start, but on your third try you bloody nailed it. Great job! I have a full review of this formula already of that other shade, but briefly I'll just say it's my favourite medium coverage foundation and I like it because it looks the best on the skin out of all such foundations I tried.
Click2Chic, 12.49 €

I got this just because it was better to get something for a few euros instead of paying for shipping, but this is my favourite waterproof mascara and I already used up a few, plus I'm using one now, so this is a back-up. It gives tones of volume, it makes the lashes look so great and it keeps them curled all day. Also compared to the most recent waterproof mascara I tried, Covergirl The Super Sizer, it's sooo much easier to remove, but survives the same.
Click2Chic, 2.99 €


THEBALM Girls Getaway Trio Long-Wearing Bronzer/Blush
The Balm has my favourite formula of blushes along with L'Oreal, but their two of the most popular shades I own, Hot Mama and Frat Boy, are both quite bright, summery shades, so when they finally released more toned down shades that I like to wear, first Balm Beach and then Balm Springs, I put them on my wishlist. Then they made my dreams come true by putting both in one palette along with their bronzer-meet-blush shade Balm Desert and I finally bought the palette a couple of weeks ago. Balm Springs is a muted pink-peach shade that's in the same colour family as Trend it Up 050 and the discontinued Catrice Rose Royce. Balm Beach is a light peach shade with pink tones and it gives a nice peachy flush on the cheeks. The last shade, Balm Desert is a warm bronze shade that looked a bit scary to me at first, but I can wear it applied gently as a blush/contour. All shades are matte.
Ličila.si, 22.99 € 


THEBALM Meet Matt(e) Hughes 
Sincere
I already have three of these from before and I often say that this is my favourite matte liquid lipstick formula. Sincere was released over a year ago and in my typical manner I waited forever to get it because that's just who I am, overthinking every purchase. It's a less peachy version of Committed and it's more of a pink-brown combination, thought there is little of true pink in it. It's one of those colours that defines my lips and somehow make them look a bit plumper/bigger, so I'm enjoying that part. I can see myself wearing it a lot, though Committed is still my favourite. Formula is the same as that of Committed and Charming, meaning it dries perfectly matte in about 5 minutes, it lasts really well on the lips and it has the same After Eight scent as the others.
Salma, 13.90 €

LANCÔME Matte Shaker liquid lipstick 
Beige Vintage
I've been checking this one out for a while, but I deemed the price too high, then I finally decided to just take the plunge and buy it. I'm so happy I did because this is very similar to one of my favourite shades ever Bourjois Nude-ist, it's in fact the only such similar shade I found. The whole concept is entertaining - you need to shake the bottle a lot, so the colour collects in the place where the applicator sits and then apply it with a big sponge applicator, which is a lot less clumsy than it looks. It's not quite as pigmented as other liquid lipsticks, but it can be build up and due to that light formula, it has a similar effect as NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream, meaning it look so natural on the lips. It needs about 5 minutes to dry perfectly matte, even though when I first tried it I thought it won't dry at all. It feels about the same on the lips as NYX's, so not tight or heavy at all. Shade is beautiful, I'll probably wear this to death just like Nude-ist, as it's a muted peachy-pink shade that I think would suit so many. Great buy, just like everything I got for my birthday.
Salma, 21.21 €


MAX FACTOR Honey Lacquer 
Honey Nude
I don't even remember when was the last time I bought a lip gloss. Those few I have were given to me, apart from L'Oreal Extraordinary ones, which I love, and actually this Max Factor one in the shade Honey Rose was also sent to me, I just disliked the shade, but adored the formula. So I bought one in a shade I'll love to wear because this is so comfortable on the lips, so I use it instead of a lip balm during the day. I bought it online because 10 € for a gloss is crazy and I picked the shade Honey Nude which is so nice, so another lip product I'll wear a lot. This is a pigmented lip gloss that has a semi-opaque coverage and a nice level of creamy shine. The packaging is of course gorgeous and another big plus at this gloss.
Salma, 4.92 €

REVLON Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor 
Embrace
Just like Honey Lacquer above I got this in another shade already, but one I picked myself though it was also sent to me and I wear it so much. They've since expanded the shade range a lot and Devotion that I have from before is no longer one of only two lightest shades, in fact I always considered it quite bright, so I picked Embrace because I wanted something nude and easy to wear with anything and for any occasion. It's another super comfortable formula, seriously these feels so nice on the lips and they smell amazing like vanilla-chocolate-strawberry ice cream (Planica). Formula is fully opaque, but these don't really dry matte, or the only become matte once they wear off enough. They are expensive, but worth it and I actually got it when it was 20% off in my local drugstore. 
Müller, 12.29 €


A repurchase, but by now a reluctant one. I bought another oil a while ago from The Face Shop called Rice Brightening oil and it's the least effective oil when it comes to removing makeup I've tried so far and even though the reason I'm falling out of love with Biobaza is precisely because it's too weak and I need to do a double oil cleanse + cleansing gel, it's still far more effective and as an extra big plus, it works so well with my skin. However, this is my third bottle and again something is different than at other bottles, a recurring issue with these that I noticed. It's the scent that is different and this one actually smells rancid. It still works the same, but the smell is bothersome. However, I haven't found a cheaper alternative that would work with my skin and not break me out.
DM, 12.79 €


*THE BODY SHOP Roots of Strength Firming Essence
A new firming line by The Body Shop. I picked this product because ginseng is a very valued anti-ageing ingredient in K-beauty, so I like to use such products, plus it's one of the rare essences that's sold here, though it doesn't contain ferments and the ingredients read much like a regular toner. Formula is like a thick toner or a light serum and it sinks in fast, leaving no residue behind. So far I notice mostly the hydrating effect, but it's too soon to say anything about firming. My skin has been behaving while I've been using this and it's soft, so it's not causing any problems, but keeping the skin in check. The thing that could be a hit or miss at this is a strong medicinal scent with ginseng at the front. Personally I really like it, but I'm one of those who loves scented products, while some with sensitive skin might not be so happy about it. A serum and a cream exist as well, forming a skincare trio meant for 35+ skin. I'll report back after a longer use, but it already has a plus in my books because of ginseng.
The Body Shop, 17.50 €

Za slovenske bralce bloga je The Body Shop pripravil kodo za 20% popusta na nakup vseh izdelkov, razen tistih v akciji na thebodyshop.si. Na blagajni napišite MATEJA20. Velja do 19.3.2018. Med moje najljubše izdelke spadajo Adjusting Drops oz. kapljice za prilagoditev tekoče podlage - svetle (ocena), Masla za telo (vsa, najboljši vonji po mojem izboru pa so Shea Butter, Satsuma, Vineyard Peach in Almond Milk & Honey), Oils of Life intenzivno revitalizacijsko olje za obraz in British Rose globinska vlažilna maska za obraz.


*THE BODY SHOP Lip juicer Lip Balm
Strawberry, Pomegranate and Aloe Vera
The Body Shop created their version of these uniquely shaped lip balms, but they also experimented with colours. I picked the strawberry-coral one and honestly didn't expect much more that a nicely scented lip balm, but this is actually close to a sheer, almost matte lipstick. It has quite a decent colour pay-off giving a nice level of a juicy peachy-pink colour on the lips. Formula is a harder, waxy one and feels light on the lips, so this it's not the type you'd use when your lips are super dry, but it's nice for every day use and for preventing dryness. It smells just like soft candy and if you live around here you'll recognize it as the scent of Fru Fru candy in the strawberry version, so a sweet-sour scent. The cone shape makes it easy to apply and it looks fun, plus it exists in several shades, including clear.
The Body Shop, 7.90 €


Narciso Rodriguez Narciso Poudreé
Apparently this is one of the most popular fragrances at the moment and the name says a lot already, as this is pretty much the definition of a powdery fragrance. It's soft and comforting with only a hint of sweetness, actually it's very close to the Library of Fragrance Baby Powder scent, but more feminine, less linear. Notes include clean musk, jasmine, some tonka bean that gives it some sweetness and rose. A lot of people will love this for sure, while I'm still on the fence. Notes and more reviews. The bottle of this is gorgeous.

Dior Dune
I swear my skin multiplies patchouli a hundred fold and I can again smell it as the most prominent note here, but the behind it is the creamy, woody (Brazilian rosewood), sandalwood scent. It smells like the 90's and similar to chamomile tea. If you like Chanel Mademoiselle, you'll like this too, while I'd prefer it without patchouli. Notes.


Have a great day!

Thursday, 22 February 2018

New **The One Long Wear Nail Polishes by Oriflame with Nail Swatches

Hello everyone,
This month Oriflame has launched 5 new shades in their already existing The One Long Wear Nail Polishes. I have reviewed all of those please check them out HERE  I am not a big fan of nail polishes but that does not mean I do not wear them at all.I do love Oriflame Nail polishes and most of my collection comprises of the same. So I am here to show you and tell you about the  5 new shades they have recently launched.Please keep on reading to know more....

New **The One Long Wear Nail Polishes by Oriflame

Price of each nail paint: Rs.309/-  for 8ml but on discount at Rs.209/- in current month's catalog.

About the product:
Long - lasting high coverage nail polish in the latest shades.With expert Gel Technology for even coverage and chip and fade resistant color.

Where to buy:
Oriflame is exclusively available through independent Oriflame consultants across India.Please check out their social media or website for more information.

Packaging:
The nail paints come in a sleek looking slender bottle which is transparent of course with The One logo in the front. The wand is wide and flat and helps easy application of the nail paint in 2 to 3 strokes depending on the size of your nails. I love the applicator as it makes life smooth and easily however could create a mess if you have tiny/short nails.A lot of the product gets accumulated on the wand hence you need to clean the excess before application.

The 5 shades launched are as follows:
Watermelon Punch
A beautiful watermelon pink color which would be loved by everyone in my opinion.

The One Long Wear Nail Polish in Watermelon Punch

The One Long Wear Nail Polish in Watermelon Punch
Orange Sorbet
This is a very pale and pastel orange with peachy tones to it. In my opinion it may not look on women of deeper skin tones.

The One Long Wear Nail Polish in Orange Sorbet
The One Long Wear Nail Polish in Orange Sorbet
Festive Merlot
This is a deep and stunning purple with a lovely sheen to it which reflects once you apply it. This is a perfect fall type of nail color.

The One Long Wear Nail Polish in Festive Merlot
The One Long Wear Nail Polish in Festive Merlot
Mystic forest
A beautiful and stunning forest green which does not look cheap. I love this color.

The One Long Wear Nail Polish in Mystic Forest
The One Long Wear Nail Polish in Mystic Forest
Spring Grape
Is a beautiful purple and I love it. It would look stunning and appeal those who like purple colors. Well I definitely do ☺ This is the same shade I posted on my Instasnap and had mixed reactions. You can follow me on Instagram for more blog and life updates ☺

The One Long Wear Nail Polish in Spring Grape
The One Long Wear Nail Polish in Spring Grape

All the colors are amazingly pigmented and are opaque leaving the lighter colors i.e Watermelon Punch and Orange Sorbet, you need to apply 2 coats or more for opaqueness. With a topcoat will last you more than a week and without 5 days or so depending on how often you put your hand in water. The formula is gel like and appears shiny on application. The colors are really nice in the overall collection. They are a little pricey but can be bought on discount which Oriflame does have very often.I would totally recommend these nail paints to you all.

MLWM Rating: 4.3/5

You can also find all my Oriflame reviews on this blog HERE

I hope this review was helpful to all of you. Please let me know your thoughts and your favorite color among the 5 in the comments section.

Until next time... Take care xoxo









New **The One Long Wear Nail Polishes by Oriflame with Nail Swatches

Hello everyone,
This month Oriflame has launched 5 new shades in their already existing The One Long Wear Nail Polishes. I have reviewed all of those please check them out HERE  I am not a big fan of nail polishes but that does not mean I do not wear them at all.I do love Oriflame Nail polishes and most of my collection comprises of the same. So I am here to show you and tell you about the  5 new shades they have recently launched.Please keep on reading to know more....

New **The One Long Wear Nail Polishes by Oriflame

Price of each nail paint: Rs.309/-  for 8ml but on discount at Rs.209/- in current month's catalog.

About the product:
Long - lasting high coverage nail polish in the latest shades.With expert Gel Technology for even coverage and chip and fade resistant color.

Where to buy:
Oriflame is exclusively available through independent Oriflame consultants across India.Please check out their social media or website for more information.

Packaging:
The nail paints come in a sleek looking slender bottle which is transparent of course with The One logo in the front. The wand is wide and flat and helps easy application of the nail paint in 2 to 3 strokes depending on the size of your nails. I love the applicator as it makes life smooth and easily however could create a mess if you have tiny/short nails.A lot of the product gets accumulated on the wand hence you need to clean the excess before application.

The 5 shades launched are as follows:
Watermelon Punch
A beautiful watermelon pink color which would be loved by everyone in my opinion.

The One Long Wear Nail Polish in Watermelon Punch

The One Long Wear Nail Polish in Watermelon Punch
Orange Sorbet
This is a very pale and pastel orange with peachy tones to it. In my opinion it may not look on women of deeper skin tones.

The One Long Wear Nail Polish in Orange Sorbet
The One Long Wear Nail Polish in Orange Sorbet
Festive Merlot
This is a deep and stunning purple with a lovely sheen to it which reflects once you apply it. This is a perfect fall type of nail color.

The One Long Wear Nail Polish in Festive Merlot
The One Long Wear Nail Polish in Festive Merlot
Mystic forest
A beautiful and stunning forest green which does not look cheap. I love this color.

The One Long Wear Nail Polish in Mystic Forest
The One Long Wear Nail Polish in Mystic Forest
Spring Grape
Is a beautiful purple and I love it. It would look stunning and appeal those who like purple colors. Well I definitely do ☺ This is the same shade I posted on my Instasnap and had mixed reactions. You can follow me on Instagram for more blog and life updates ☺

The One Long Wear Nail Polish in Spring Grape
The One Long Wear Nail Polish in Spring Grape

All the colors are amazingly pigmented and are opaque leaving the lighter colors i.e Watermelon Punch and Orange Sorbet, you need to apply 2 coats or more for opaqueness. With a topcoat will last you more than a week and without 5 days or so depending on how often you put your hand in water. The formula is gel like and appears shiny on application. The colors are really nice in the overall collection. They are a little pricey but can be bought on discount which Oriflame does have very often.I would totally recommend these nail paints to you all.

MLWM Rating: 4.3/5

You can also find all my Oriflame reviews on this blog HERE

I hope this review was helpful to all of you. Please let me know your thoughts and your favorite color among the 5 in the comments section.

Until next time... Take care xoxo









Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Top 10 Benefits of Rose Hydrosol: Inatur Rose Hydrosol Floral Water

Hello beautifuls, how is your week going? The warm season is in a nascent stage but we can still feel the heat. These are the times we require certain products that can keep us hydrated both inside and outside. We need to drink lots of water, juices and coconut water. At the same time our skin also requires ample of hydrating agents. Today I will be talking about the benefits of Rose Hydrosol as I have incorporated the Inatur Rose Hydrosol Floral Water in my daily regime.


What is Rose Hydrosol?
Rose Hydrosols or rose floral water are made by distilling fresh roses. These have similar properties like essential oils however the concentration is quite low. These are characterized by subtle aroma, quite similar to the essential oil counterpart but having a greener note that comes from the water soluble constituents in the plant material.

Benefits of Rose Hydrosol:

1. Anti Aging properties: Rose hydrosol is rich in Vitamin C, that promotes collagen, thus improving the elasticity of the skin

2. Moisturizing properties: Rose hydrosol has great moisturizing properties and can heal dryness instantly


3. Hair growth: Rose hydrosol can boost hair growth if sprayed on the scalp.

4. For Baby's bath: Rose hydrosol can be added in baby's bath water to give a soothing feel.

5. Room spray: It can be sprayed around the room to give a fresh aroma


6. To revive dull skin: When your skin appears dull and tired just a spray of hydrosol can make it fresh and lively

7. Antiseptic properties: Rose hydrosol can be applied or sprayed on areas around wound or insect bites.

8. Feminine hygiene wash: Rose hydrosol can be used as an intimate care product to soothe irritation, itching or inflammation.

9. Anti acne properties: Rose hydrosol can be used on acne prone skin or even zits

10. Eye infection: Rose hydrosol can be used as a healer of eye infection. The best way is to moisten a cotton pad in the hydrosol and pressed lightly on closed eyes.


About Inatur Rose Hydrosol Floral Water:
Rose (damask) hydrosol floral water is a 100% natural and organic steam distillate of rose petals.

Price: Rs. 350 Available here

My experience: I have been using rose water for a long time. Recently I have started using the Inatur Rose Hydrosol Floral Water which I think is an absolute necessity for every skin type. I use it often, and frankly without any reason. I use it after coming from sun, when my skin looks dull and tired. I use it when my skin feels dry. I use it when I am sweating. Actually there is no particular one reason that I use it for. This product has multiple benefits and can be used both by adults as well as children. It is tender, gentle and is great for even sensitive skin.


The packaging of the Inatur Rose Hydrosol Floral Water is also very convenient to use. It is in a spray form and can easily be sprayed on anywhere, any affected area anytime. Often I had days when I just cleansed my face and sprayed this without applying anything after that. It makes the skin looks fresh and leaves it hydrated.

Inatur Rose Hydrosol Floral Water is an excellent product that is suitable for any skin type and can be used to heal multiple skin or hair related issues. I recommend it strongly.



Catrice California in a Box Bronze & Blush Palette


Catrice again launched a ton of new products for spring/summer 2018 and this time they also included some interesting palettes. This one is an all-in-one type with two blushes, two bronzers and a highlighter, all in warm, summery tones. As far as Catrice powder products go, they are usually great quality, especially their blushes, but this palette didn't quite convince me. However, most of my fellow bloggers like it, so I'm in the minority here.


Texture: Quality of the powders varies in palette. The top left coral blush is the second best quality here, but that's mostly because of the shimmer which is finely milled and has a highlighter effect. Blush has a good pigmentation, but it's a bit harder to blend than their Defining and Illuminating blushes (both discontinued). The second blush which looked a lot more my colour than the coral one, disappointed me with its pigmentation. When I tried to swatch it the first time there was no colour on my finger, but after I used the brush once, it became better. Still pigmentation is the weakest in the palette and it needs to be build up on the cheeks. Both of the bronzers have a good pigmentation, especially the right one, but they've got that patchy, powdery formula that's difficult to apply nicely and blend, so it can look muddy on the skin. But all four powders are perfectly useful if you dedicate more time to blending. Highlighter is a completely different story than the rest of the palette. It's a soft, very pigmented metallic formula with a great colour pay-off and a strong glow on the skin. Not all shimmer is finely milled, but most is. 

Like I said a lot of my fellow bloggers like this palette and say it works for them (check reviews of Beautysaur and Memento Mori), but the reason why I think it should be better is not just because I know Catrice is perfectly capable of making great powder products, but also because their (blush) competition, L'Oreal's Infallible Blush palette, has so much better formulas and for 3 € more (again you get five shades, but all are blushes). The matte shades in those palettes are similar to old Catrice Defining blushes.


Shades:
Top Left: an orange coral shade with shimmer. Similar to Wet n Wild Apri-cot in the Middle
Top Right: a matte peachy-pink shade. Only a little bit pinker than the left shade even though it looks more muted and pinker in the pan.
Bottom left: a matte medium tone bronzer with a yellow undertone. Reminds me of most Essence Sun Club bronzers.
Lower right: slightly darker matte bronzer than left and with a red undertone. It's better for my skin tone than the left and it reminds me of Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Soft Matte bronzer due to the red undertone.
Highlighter: a gold metallic highlighter.

Top left blush with the highlighter.

The palette packaging is a classic Catrice quality that's perfectly ok.


Price and availability: Palette costs 10.49 €. I'm not sure, but I think this is one of the items that might only be sold on the large 2 m stands. Those who don't have Catrice in their country can buy it online on kosmetik4less.de.

Apart from the highlighter I'm not a fan of this palette. Catrice can and has done better, especially when it came to matte textures. But it's far from a useless palette and you just need more effort for a nice application. The shades are also perfect for someone with a warm undertone.

Have a great day!

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Tuesday, 20 February 2018

MyGlamm STAY DEFINED 2 in 1 Liquid Eyeliner + HD Brow Powder Review

I like makeup products that are easy to use so I rely on the #NewAgemakeup from Myglamm. These products are designed as #BeautyontheGo and are extremely user-friendly, versatile. Today I will be talking about their latest innovation in eye makeup, the MyGlamm STAY DEFINED 2 in 1 Liquid Eyeliner + HD Brow Powder.


About MyGlamm STAY DEFINED 2 in 1 Liquid Eyeliner + HD Brow Powder:
A pen-style liquid liner that doesn't fade, flake or smudge for a dramatic line combined with HD Brow Powders to shape and add color to your brows for a complete and full finished look.

Price: Rs. 1095 Buy here


Packaging: MyGlamm STAY DEFINED 2 in 1 Liquid Eyeliner + HD Brow Powder comes in a white and gold dual end packaging where one side is the liquid eyeliner and the other side is the HD brow powder. There is a outer cardboard packaging in white and gold.
My experience: There are certain brow powder and brow grooming products in the market that are black in colour. These look so stark and unnatural. However, I am really happy that MyGlamm STAY DEFINED 2 in 1 Liquid Eyeliner + HD Brow Powder has the brow powder in a dark brown shade called Walnut. It looks so natural and soft. I always love soft makeup and not a fan of stark dark eyebrows. This brow powder from Myglamm is just perfect for me. It is very smooth and blends so easily. The tip is perfect to apply on the thinnets of brows too. 


The eyeliner of MyGlamm STAY DEFINED 2 in 1 Liquid Eyeliner + HD Brow Powder is matte and very fast drying. Therefore it requires real quick hands. It stays for a long time however, as it is very fast drying it is not that smooth in application. It almost dries on the applicator itself. I prefer a thick line with the eyeliner as I know it will not smudge and stay put for a long time. 


Now coming to the price, it may look quite expensive but where will we find a single product that has both a brow powder and an eyeliner. generally brow powders are quite expensive so the 1k price mark with a long wear liquid eyeliner is quite justified.

Rating: 4/5


MyGlamm STAY DEFINED 2 in 1 Liquid Eyeliner + HD Brow Powder is a versatile use product and suitable for those who like it simple and fast. Its very easy to carry around and can be used anytime.


 
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