21 August 2022

Polish empties


I haven't done one of these is a long time and even this post is long overdue since I finished them up a while ago. During this Summer I liked to wear barely there shades or muted blue with a spark of lavender thrown in the mix.

I'm still on the cream and blue kick so you can expect some more empty nail polish bottles in these colors.

First is this lovely bottle of L.O.V. nail polish in the shade Pure Expression. I remember when I first tried it out I complained this to be too sheer... now I don't know what I was thinking. Maybe I didn't shake it enough and the pigment settled on the bottom so I wasn't getting the right results? With me anything is possible but with each use I liked it more until it become my favorite. It is a creamy and milky color which was super easy to apply (wide brush which hugged my nail beds perfectly), the formula was smooth and fast drying. No chipping or tip wear for a week and the color was super flattering on me. It was an all and all perfect nail polish but sadly this brand is no longer available here so now I will have to find another perfect cream color to replace this beauty.

Next is super duper old Essence Nail Candy varnish in the shade Soda Pop & Candy Shop (I bought a bunch of these years ago and now I have two full bottles left). This is similar to the first one except I need three coats at least for an even application with a hint of slight pink hue. It is less pigmented and looks more natural than the first one. Mostly I used it as a base coat under other nail polishes.

One of my favorite shades to wear on my nails is Lavender and this one was that perfect shade for me. It is Avon gel finish in the shade Lavender Sky. This is one of my favorite polish ranges and it applied smooth as butter. I will miss it but I have another lavender shade to go through.

The very last one is from H&M Beauty and it is called Slate. Lovely dusty blue color for whenever I felt moody :) I personally like shades like that (give me lavender, blue or gray or any kind of mishmash of these colors and I'm happy, especially if they are on the lighter, pastel range of color). It had super flat and wide brush, a bit too big for my pinky but for the other fingers  it was great, it made application super fast. 

Thank you for reading and have a nice day

15 August 2022



I'm back with a reasonable sized empties post. 

First is a hand cream which is a must in my pockets, drawls or purses. It is Avon care antioxidant moisture with Pomegranate hand cream for all skin types. It smell fruity, not too intense. The formula absorbs quickly into my skin but the most important thing - restoring moisture... not the best. It is not bad but when my skin is on the dry side it just doesn't work that well. I prefer the Jasmin, Banana or the Coconut ones from care line.

Next is Avon Planet SPA Korean charcoal cleanse & refine (deep cleansing face wash). It is grey (just like the bottle) and the texture is very lotion like. It doesn't emulsify which I find odd. If I use just this all over my face covered with make-up it doesn't remove it, if I use it after oil did its magic on my face it also doesn't remove anything... I started mixing it into other face washes just to finish it up because on its own it does nothing for  me.

Pretty bottle is Salvatore Ferragamo perfume named Amo Ferragamo. Sweet Orange scent was nice but I didn't use it on myself but rather on my bed before sleeping. I used it daily and I'm super excited to finish it up. During the last two years my fragrance collection grew in size and I have no more room to store so finishing up a bottle is huge for me. This scent will not be repurchased but I enjoyed using it while it lasted.

Bioderma Sensibio anti-redness face cream is a staple for me. Lightweight cream which I use at night time, approximately every second day and my face is way more even, less red. I can't imagine being without it so I already have two backups, just in case :)  I find rose oil just as effective but this is not as greasy so I prefer it.

Next is my must have Catrice HD liquid camouflage foundation in the shade Light Beige. A perfectly buildable formula with very close shade match. I love everything about it, the packaging is perfect for this texture, coverage can be full, shade match plus the price tag is super affordable. I already have two backups but I heard that they changed the formula... I have not tried it out but I sincerely hope that it is still relatively the same because it is already perfect.

The last item is the 'new' Avon Supershock volume light mascara in black. It used to be in the all black packaging but now it is offered in this half pink tube with slightly different formula. The brush stayed the same, it is still huge. I think this mascara used to be known for combing lashes end elongating them, it didn't clump or add much volume. This new formula feels more liquid and therefore it is prone to sticking lashes together. When this tube was still relatively new I had to be careful while applying it but as the time passed by and the formula started to dry it seems like it is more similar to the now 'old' formula that I loved so much. I think I will buy it again but make sure to dry it out a bit to hit that sweet spot when it is the best.

Thank you for reading and have a nice day