DEBORAH Radiance Creator foundation
I trialled this one once when I grabbed a sample of it to take home and I really liked it. It’s one of the rare foundations available here that is actually pale (it’s maybe about a half of shade darker than Revlon’s Ivory) and I can never have too many light foundations in my stash – well, the thing is that I hate the texture of about a half I own, but I use them for mixing with darker foundations, so I could use a new good one. The only thing that’s holding me back is the high price.
DM, 14-15 €
THE BODY SHOP Shade Adjusting Drops
I’ve tried a couple of foundation lightening products before, but didn’t like them because they were white which made foundation’s tone weird, however, this one is slightly pink and it supposedly even cancels out the orange tones of foundations that are too dark. I love Milani’s Conceal + Perfect, but it’s majorly too dark and orange for me, so maybe this might make it usable.
The Body Shop, 16 €
MILANI Amore Matte Lip Creme
I already have Gorgeous, which I love and I find several more shades appealing, actually I think Milani has some of the best shade range of matte lip creams. I love the look of shades Precious, Babe, Allure and some others, but it’s very difficult to find swatches of these on someone with a similar colouring than me, so for now I’m only truly set on Precious.
Beauty Joint, $9.49; Click2Chic, 9.96 €; Moja Drogerija, 12,35 €
JORDANA Sweet Matte Cream Liquid Lip Colour
This is a typical shade range that consist of mostly very bright colours, but there are a few that are more easy to wear. I have Cherry Cobbler already, which I said in my review is bright as the sun, but the formula is lovely, so I’d like something in a shade I’ll wear more often. Most appealing ones to me are Rose Macaron and Creme Brule, while Tiramisu is already a bit dark, but still interesting to me.
Beauty Joint, $4.99; Click2Chic, 5 €; Moja Drogerija, 6,49 €
PALMER’S Cocoa Butter Formula Flipbalm
I love Palmer’s Swivel Stick and it’s by far my favourite lip balm, so when I heard the news about these I instantly liked the look of them. There are three scents, but I think I might like Mango most, while the other two are coconut and watermelon. I haven’t found these anywhere else than on Superdrug and iHerb, but I hope Feel Unique or Boots gets them at one point.
Superdrug, £4.99; iHerb, $3.29
SLEEK Matte Me Lip Gloss
I’m a big fan of Birthday Suit, which became one of my most worn shades, but it’s the only shade I liked from the original range, so I was delighted to hear they expanded it with some more 90’s inspired shades. I have my eye on the shades Shabby Chic and Velvet Slipper.
Feel Unique, 6.39 €; Ličila.si, 9,95 €
BALEA Oil Repair Haaroil Spray
I think this is quite new in DM and it reminded me of got2b Oilicious spray, which is an aerosol hair oil and it’s a great healthy & shiny hair faker. I might be worth trying out, but it has a high alcohol content.
DM, 2.99 €
BALEA Dry Shampoo for dark hair
I saw this the first time as well and it’s not like I need a new dry shampoo, since I have tons, but I hear it’s nice and one day when I use up mine, I might give it a try.
DM, 1.95 €
BALEA Beautiful Long Wunder Serum
This I’m dead set on getting asap because it reminds me of my old favourite Tigi Catwalk Sleek Mystique. I use heat tools weekly and I currently only have a few heat protectors, most of them make my hair wet, so you need to wait before you use a heat tool, while this is a simple serum and you can go straight to work.
DM, 2.99 €
BALEA Duche & Creme Mango
You’d think I have tons of shower gels, but somehow my stash of seven got reduced to two almost empty bottles in less than a month – that just never happens. Balea always has some great scents of their shower gels and this one appeals to the tropical fruit fan like me. It’s similar to the mango scents from previous LE, so a candy version of the scent.
DM, 0.85 €
Deospray Luftig Leicht (Peach Ice Tea), Rasiergel Friche Kick (Lemon Ice Cream) and Dusche & Creme Zucker Suss (Cotton Candy)
Balea has a new limited edition, this time fair inspired. There are several products in this collection, all with sweet scents, all are already in the shops, so I had a chance to check them out. On my list to buy are the deodorant with the peach ice tea scent (I can’t resist a peach) and the shaving gel with lemon ice cream scent. I checked the shower gel with the cotton candy scent and found it perhaps a bit too sweet, though Balea’s shower gels often smell different in the shower. The shampoo from this line smells better to me, as it has a to me more appealing tropical fruit candy scent and the bodylotion with the vanilla cupcake scent smells pretty good too. Whole collection here.
DM, 0.85 – 1.99 €
L’OREAL Professionel Mythic Oil Brume Sublimatrice
This is a similar product to Balea’s Oil Repair spray I mentioned before, I just assume it’s better because it’s a salon brand and I heard some good things about it, while I haven’t heard anything about Balea’s yet. It’s not the cheapest, but also not expensive, so I’m waiting for Salma to get it because you can’t get aerosols from the UK.
Look Fantastic, €13.45
COPPERTONE Clearly Sheer Faces SPF30
Every summer, even those sunscreens that are completely fine in winter, turn into a sticky, greasy mess on the face and I despise that feeling. I heard some really good things about this one and it’s apparently super light, so I’m hoping that it’ll be available in Slovenia sometime.
Review that won me over here.
SALLY HANSEN Insta-Dri or SECHE VITE Dry Fast Top Coat
I need to repurchase Seche Vite basically yesterday, but I keep putting it off, so for the past year I haven’t even been using any top coats and it shows, especially in terms of my nail polish drying slower and being less shiny. Seche Vite isn’t the cheapest, but it is so far the best top coat I tried. However, I’ve also heard good things about Sally Hansen one and it’s cheaper, so I might try this one instead.
Sally Hansen – Boots, £5.99; Seche Vite, Boots £9.00
I went to L’Occitane with a friend who was very inquisitive and that finally gave me a window of being able to explore the shop without being pestered by the SA – which so was wonderful, I can’t even begin to tell how much I prefer to be left completely alone when shopping. I checked that Peony fragrance that I wanted for ages because I assumed that it’s the same scent as the moisturiser, but surprisingly it didn’t convince me. So I checked the rest of the fragrances and this one was absolute love at first sniff. It’s unlike anything I smelled, it’s floral, but warm and not sugary or vanillary, or even musky, it’s just really a pretty scent.
L’Occitane 58 €
I did a mental squeal when I saw the press release for this because I saw that the notes describe peach and I’m a huge fan of that. The moment I tried it I knew it needs to be mine. It smells of proper peach from the start! I love it. It then becomes more floral with notes of freesia and osymathis, while the base note is represented by cocoa, so it’s a unique and wonderful combination, actually quite sweet for a Boss scent, but still in the lines of simple, inoffensive office scents. The only minus that I can say is that it’s not that strong and it doesn’t last that well, but still that peach note makes it worth it for me. I’m a fan of Boss fragrances, in fact their Ma Vie is my favourite and I love most of their other ones, which might make me boring, but this one definitely caught my heart as well. I love the look of the bottle too and it’s definitely one of the most sophisticated Boss creation.
Müller, from 59.95 €
This is just my wishful thinking, I don’t imagine I’ll even be able to get it (like a proper camera for example), but it’s something that I truly want. I have very pale skin and you know my hair is dark, so you can imagine that my body hair is pretty dark and strong, so if I shave it’s never smooth and it grows back in a half a day, which is making me incredibly miserable (man, do I wish I was born blonde). I have an epilator that I’ve been using for years, but unfortunately I get a lot of ingrown hair that actually grows straight under my skin, so it’s impossible to get out unless I damage the skin, which has left me with marks, plus my dark roots are visible through the skin, so I really want to at least lessen the problem. Even if it helps 30% or makes the hair less coarse, I’ll be happy because I just can’t bear to look at it anymore. Reviews I read were mostly very positive, so I think these are already good enough to actually invest in them.
Have a great day!