31 August 2020



it is the last day of August and for me it is time to showcase my empties. I have quite a few make-up related items and I'm super happy to finally see some of them being empty and gone.

From Dusch das I have this Magnolia body wash which I had previously and really liked the Magnolia scent. It is creamy and floral and I enjoy it a lot, plus it is very inexpensive. I have another backup but I will wait a bit and use something else in between.

Next is another body was and it is from Balea and it is their Raspberry and Rose body wash. This is also my second bottle ad this scent is one of my favorites but unfortunately it was only a limited edition so I can't get my hands on it anymore. I predominately used this as my shampoo, it was able to remove all of the residue (balms, oils and all kinds of sprays that I use on my hair) and made my hair super soft and clean.

Last is Victoria's Secret Mango Temptation body spray. I purchased it a couple of years ago and back then I loved the scent now I think it is just okay. I sprayed myself and my room with it daily to be able to finish it up. The scent was nice, creamy Mango but it faded way too fast for my liking. I have another scent from them and when I will finished it up, I probably won't buy more from them. I now use perfumes instead of body sprays.

I manged to use up two Rimmel London Stay Matte lightweight, mattifying powders in Transparent. I would use one in the morning at home and the other one I would keep at work for touch ups. This powder is really nice for my oily complexion because it keeps me matte for longer plus it doesn't look all cake-y applied on top of my make-up after a couple of hours. I already unpacked two new ones and are ready to be used.

Trend it Up face contouring set in all matte 010 shade (swatches are here). First pan held contouring cool toned powder which was my favorite even though I figure it out that I don't find contouring my face an essential step and I could easily drop this habit but since I have the product... If I would get this palette again I would get it only because of this perfect for my skin tone shade. Second was a super warm bronzer that I didn't exactly love. It is gone and now I can move to the more enjoyable shades. The very last pan was filled with a slightly yellow toned powder and was meant to be used to lightly highlight the high points of your face but since it matched my skin tone completely I used it as a face powder and I was done with it pretty fast. This palette is done and gone, I feel happy to be finished but I won't repurchase it.

This Avon SuperExtend Lenghtening mascara in Brown/Black shade is still one of my favorites. Plastic wand brushes through my lashes and separates them while the little fibres adds to the length. Very nice and it can look a bit dramatic without looking like a fake lash look. At the moment I'm using the Essence mascara that I enjoy very much but this will definitely get repurchased.

The only remaining cream highlighter is this Catrice dewy finish strobe to glow highlighter in the shade Space Queen, Silver Rose (heavy swatch below). It looked amazing on me but cream products are so hard to finish up before they turn so I used it also on my chest and arms, I tried really hard to finish it up this year so now I can 'finally' use my powder highlighters.

The very last item is this amazing Avon Always on Point eye liner in the color Molten Rose. This is completely finished and I couldn't get any more for a little swatch at the end. It was supposed to be rose gold but to me it was more of a bronze shimmery shade. I loved it on its own, especially on my lover lash line or over some darker color on top of my upper lid. So fun and quick to do. At the moment I have nothing to replace it but I would like to have something similar so I just might go shopping...

Next week I will finally be on a vacation and fingers crossed the weather will stick so I will be able to suntan (I will take a lot of sun protection with me), swim and read lots of books. This years vacation will be different from last years but hopefully I will relax and have some good time despite everything that is going on.

Thank you for reading and have a nice day

30 August 2020



I haven't been wearing a whole lot of cheek products in these face mask times but when I do wear something it is something fun and enjoyable. I also like a little shine and the blush that I'm showing you today thick all my boxes.

Essence the blush in the shade Bespoke is on the photo. It has some small shimmer that acts more like a sateen finish rather than full on shimmer.

This looks almost like a warm bronzer with my favorite finish. The shade is warmer on the orange side but if I apply little it is not so very obvious.

On me it looks quite natural (if I use light hand, it is very pigmented and can easily turn me into a clown) and gives me a little radiance, that 'I just spend some time out on the sun' look.
I really think this is almost more of a bronzer than a blush but the big letters on the front of the packaging are trying to convince me otherwise. 
I'm really happy with these 'new' blushes and I hear they will add one more shade to the mix and I can't wait how it will turn out to be because this is already my second shade from the range and I'm willing to 'adopt' more if they will come out with some more shades.

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29 August 2020

Think Pink


three years ago Essence came out with this line of lip glosses and I was fortunate enough to receive one as a PR sample and I instantly fell in love with it. The shade was a bit too bold for me but since then they came out with quite a lot of different shades and versions and I hope they will come out with some more this year.

One of my favorites is this Essence shine, shine, shine lip gloss in the shade Think Pink.
This formula is absolutely gorgeous and this bottle in my fourth one, if they won't discontinue it I might get some more.

It has this lovely heart shaped applicator and the scent is somewhat fruity, not your typical caramel or vanilla like.

It is a lovely neutral toned pink shade with some extra shimmer which on the lips doesn't look super shimmery but rather glossier, it helps with the overall shine and I'm not mad about it.
The shade is very shy and gives more of a hint of color. It is very easy to wear and reapplying isn't a hassle. 
As mentioned this is one of my favorite lip gloss formulas but also this shade really grow on me.

Thank you for reading and have a nice day

20 August 2020

Black Magic


I have been wearing light and bright colors for quite a while but now I decided to switch things up by applying something darker on my nails and since I bought this nail varnish a while ago and haven't worn it yet...

Avon mark gel prism nail polish in the shade Black Magic is what you are seeing.
There is a whole collection with a few shades to choose from and I picked up the darkest and witch-y looking one, expecting that it will have the gritty sand finish...

I really like the black base with silver sparkles on top. It makes it more interesting than the regular and basic black varnish but I was a bit disappointed because the finish is smooth and I expected to be rough.

There is nowhere written anything about the finish so expecting something sand like was made up completely in my head and I have no one but myself to blame.

Usually Avon nail polishes are great quality and they last on me so I was surprised to see tip wear after two days but at least tip wear can be fixed, it would be harder if it would start chipping and falling off.

I really like the effect, to look at it it is beautiful but the formula not being their usual bugs me the most and I won't get any more from this collection. I will keep this one and use it but no backups for me.

Thank you for reading and have a nice day

15 August 2020



another half a month has gone by and all I have for you is a bag full of empty products.

First lets start with a good one. It is Alkmene tea tree face wash. Very nice gel consistency with tea tree that helps keep my skin acne free and I love it very much. I definitely need to go and buy some more because at the moment I'm out of it.

I used to love and use pretty much only Dove deodorants but then I wanted to try something new. My sister gave me this Dove 48h Deodorant with matcha green tea and sakura blossom. It made me realize why I like them so much. It is still a very good one but now I'm layering it with another deodorant to get the perfect smell free combo. I need to go to the store and pick some more, maybe in a different scent, Pear perhaps?

I purchased this Balea Bahamas dream body lotion with coconut and frangipani scent ether last year or two years before. It is pretty old and I'm glad that I finished it up. It is very liquid and when I open it up I have to be really careful not to spill it. At first it smells really nice just like the description says but quickly it gets the plastic-y aftertaste and I don't like that. Quite a few Balea products did that to me and maybe that is the sign to stop buying them?

Next is my love: Essence camouflage Healthy Glow concealer in Light Ivory. This is my third tube and I hope they will never discontinue it. Great coverage and barely there creasing. I already have backup but out of curiosity I bought the matte version. It is not bad but I think I prefer the Healthy Glow one (it is a bit lighter in tone but other than that I don't see the difference in performance).

Next is SPA Ceylon happy uplifting balm roll on that my sister brought from abroad. I use to really like these fresh scents but now I moved to something sweeter and richer. I am aware that this is not meant to be worn as a fragrance but the scent is so strong that it overpowers everything. It is also very oily so I wasn't able to put it on my temples or on my wrists because I would just wipe it out onto my hair or clothes so I ended up using it in my car. I would put a bit of it on a paper and leave it in my car and the refreshing scent in a hot automobile felt really nice. 

Next is another love of mine and it is The Body Shop tea tree pore minimiser. It is already discontinued and I'm using my very last tube of it which is pretty sad. I like to apply this before my make-up to 'treat' my skin with tea tree. I really believe that my skin don't produce so much acne when I use products with tea tree and using face wash, oil and primer all with this magical ingredient in it... my skin is blemish free or at least not so very acne occupied since I started using more tea tree (I also know that a proper diet and combination of various ingredients play a massive role).

Another holy grail is this Beauty Glam clear skin serum with Salycylic acid and this particular acid is another miracle for my skin. I approximately use it every second day and aging my blemishes heal much faster or at least don't grow to such extents as they used to. I already got myself a new bottle and is already in good use.

Thank God this beautiful serum from Avon Advance Technique isn't gone yet. They did change or discontinued a couple but they left this silky hair serum. It is my third bottle and I like to use it especially on damp hair and in the morning they are softer and silkier, just like the bottle suggests. I don't have a back up yet but I have some other ones that I need to try first before I go back to this one.

The very last item is this limited edition Catrice Kaviar gauche face powder. It is a bit smaller, 4 g, than the 'regular' sized powders but it still took me a long time to finish it up. It is white and even on me (super pale gal) the slight white tone was present. Whenever I would apply it as a touch up (after 3-4 hours) it made my make-up look a bit cake-y and not so nice so I ended up using it as a neck powder (I use a bit of foundation on my neck as well and I need to powder it otherwise my hair will stick to it). 

That is all for my empties. I did order some new skin care online from a company I haven't tried before and I can't wait to try the products out. I hope I will find some new holy grails.

Thank you for reading and have a nice day