31 March 2023



this time around I managed to finish or at least let go of some lip products. I still have so many and I'm having a hard time navigating through them all. At one hand I would like to use all of them but if I focus on select few I have a chance to completely finish them up and minimise my collection.

Today I'm starting with two lip glosses, none of them is completely empty but first started to feel a bit weird (I think it is going off) and the other one is just too glittery for my taste. They are Essence shine, shine, shine lip glosses. The pink one is named Think Pink and the nude one is Bright on!. I love these but they are discontinued now and replaced with new formulas that I haven't tried yet but I'm definitely curious of. 

Next is Carmex Pear lip balm. I bought it because Pear lip products are rare and I really wanted to try it out. I liked the scent but the formula is on the thinner side and I was constantly reapplying it but to no avail, at midday my lips still felt dry and not nourished enough so I think Carmex just isn't a lip balm brand for me (I also bought Pomegranate version so hopefully it will suit me better).

A while ago I was obsessed with anything Coconut so obviously when I saw this big bottle of body wash I had to have it. It is Dove restoring ritual body wash with Coconut oil and almond milk. It smelled like a mix of these two notes plus a bit of plastic scent, it was faint but enough for me to detect (I get plastic like note in a lot of coconut products so maybe that is just me). It was creamy and it did lather well but scent wise I didn't like it that much so next time I will get a different scent.

Second to last item is Avene refreshing magnifying fluid which worked really well for my skin. It was a light cream, it did look a bit shiny at first but after a minute or two it got absorbed and left my skin hydrated and matte looking. There were no breakouts, no burning or itching  and it did its job. I really liked it, my only minus is the packaging because I was not able to get everything out (I did turn it upside down and scoop it out but some of it still stayed in and I was not able to get it completely). I would buy this again in the future, after I finish some more products.

The very last item is my magical product and it is Afrodita Great Burdock hair oil. I use this to promote hair growth (on my hair, brows and lashes) and the results are in after two or three days. Not long ago I noticed that a lot of my hair fell off, I didn't notice any bald patches just there were a lot of hair on the floor and I got scared. Using this oil religiously and I'm blessed with a bunch of new baby hair. I absolutely love this oil and will buy it till the end of my days. 

Thank you for reading and have a nice day

15 March 2023



we are already midway through first Spring month and I still don't feel in the Spring mood, for me the weather has to get a bit warmer to do it for me.

I recently talked about this Avon Legendary Lights mascara in black and just how much I love it. I had it for months and now it got a little too dry so I have to replace it but it still remains as one of my favourites. It looks very natural (it combs through, separate them and make them a bit longer, not a lot longer but a bit), very natural and just what I personally like for an everyday. I will get it again after I finish up my backup bottles.

Next is Balea Pink Blossom deodorant. They also had a lotion in this scent which I wanted but was too late... so out of dispair I bought this deo. This smells very similar to Lancome La Vie est Belle scent and that was the selling point for me ;) I still used 'regular' deodorant and just put this on top because the scent on this is pretty strong and I made sure I wore a similar fragrance with it and I didn't trust it enough to wear it on its own. I know buying deodorant just because of its scent is stupid but that is how I work ;)  

Holika Holika is a brand that I used years ago (I loved their BB creams) and when I saw this face wash I just wanted to try it out. Thankfully it worked for me. It is Green Tea face wash meant for oily skin which I have. It removed everything from my skin (I used it in the morning to remove oil buildup and in the evening to remove my make-up) and it worked like a charm but never stripped my skin out. Absolutely great face wash, removes everything that needs to be removed but never dried out my skin. 

Little black tube is Avon Luxuriously Refining eye gel mask. I love the gel texture because it sinks into my skin fast and I don' t always like greasy felling. The gel has a pink-purple shimmer (it is not glittery, more opalescent) and it is supposed to make your under eye area look a bit more refreshed but honestly after it sinks in I don't notice anything. For me this is a nice refreshing under eye product and I enjoyed it but now that it is gone I won't buy it again.

Next there is an Avocado lip balm from Alverde. In the past I had some lip balms from them and I remember not liking them and now I decided to give them another chance and I still don't like it. It is creamy, I do like the texture but I don't think it is moisturising enough because my lips get dry and flakey after a few hours of using this balm alone... that is a big no no from me.      

The last item is another product from Avon and it is their Wild Strawberry Dreams body butter. It is quite thick and I used to love that type of texture but not anymore, I find it to greasy so I'm super glad to be done with it. The scent was nice though. It reminds me of a strawberry yoghurt. 

Thank you for reading and have a nice day                                  

14 March 2023

Project Polish


I haven't done one of these in a while and since I declutter quite a lot of bottles I thought that now is the right time to take photo and throw them away.

First are two bottles of my bellowed Essence Sweet as Candy (I think I have two more). I simply love this milky and easy to apply nail polish. It has a slight pink tone but only if I compare it to something cream, only then I can see it. Mostly just looks like a cream milky nail varnish. Super simple but super polished looking nails that goes with everything. The formula on these is also superb, sad thing is that they no longer make them. I see that there is another similar looking nail color in their collection... I wonder how it compares to this one.

Next is pretty old Catrice Steel my Soul color which is grey, brown, taupe looking with fine golden shimmer and it dries semi matte. Very nice looking color, neutral and not striking, just what I like at the moment. It was very old and it started to show its age so I had to throw it away but if I will find something similar I will get it again.

Fun top coat from Essence and it is their Prismatic shade with the name Prisma Love with flakes to top off every 'boring' shade. I loved applying it over pastels to create frozen or broken ice effect. It was more of a barely there look ad I loved that. My bottle isn't completely empty but it got thick so I have to throw it away. I would get it again but probably not right now.

Next to it is another top coat and this one I loved even more than the previous one and I this it is more rare to come across this sand finish top coat so if I will see it somewhere I will get it immediately. it is Trend It Up nail varnish from their Urban Safari collection in the no. 030 option. I also loved to put it over lighter shades to create rough effect that I love so much. I also have a green version but I have never tried that one...

This next one used to be my favourite and I even used up one bottle of it before, but then I just kind of fell out of love. This bottle of glitter is hard to get off and that is one of the reasons why I didn't get much use out of it. It is another Essence nail polish and it is in the shade Time for Romance. Different sized pink/rose glitters create eye catching results but removing part is super annoying.

The very last one is O.P.I matte top coat, pretty self explanatory but I didn't use it that much, I personally prefer glossy nails or sand finish, matte usually isn't my vibe so my bottle dried up before I used it up completely.

That is 7 bottles gone and my box where I store them has now a little empty section that I'm not in a hurry to fill it up. I hope to finish some more up and empty my space even further before getting some new bottles.

Thank you for reading and have a nice day

13 March 2023

Legendary Lengths


a little review of one of my recent favourite mascaras.

It is Avon Legendary Lengths mascara in the Black shade, recent but not that new anymore. The packaging is baby soft pink which doesn't translate that well on this photo.

I love rubber wands and this one is no exception but small bristles looked odd at first but after trying it out I got the results that I wanted. It combs through and evenly distribute the product. It makes my lashes black, it individualise them and makes them a bit longer. Somehow they look very natural and wispy, to the touch they almost fell like there is no mascara on but the nice elongation shows that there is some product on.

To me this makes a natural looking lashes but still makes a difference. To me this is one of my favourites and after I finish some backups that I have I will buy it again. I think I like this one even better than Avon Supershock Max, that one did almost exact same thing to my lashes but I feel like this pink one elongates them even further. 

If you are looking for a natural looking mascara, you like separated and whispy lashes that I suggest you to try it out.

Thank you for reading and have a nice day