First Beauty haul of the year(NEW SKINCARE)

Hello, My Darlings! It’s New year and I got some new stuff. Some of those products I have already tried and some not yet. Let’s dive into the goodies.

Disclaimer – I have oily acne-prone skin, so what works for me, can not work for you.

1.NEUTROGENA Skin Detox 2-in-1 Clay Wash Mask

I’m pretty happy with this one! As a daily wash, it has a nice cooling effect, easy to clean the face. As a face mask, this one is very interesting. It doesn’t dry on the face, the cooling effect doesn’t stop until you take it off, and even after that you still feel the tingling. Overall a nice product. 

2.Garnier Pure Active Charcoal Peel-Off Mask 50ml

Ehhh…..I have mixed feelings about this one. Yes, I have tried it just once, so maybe my opinion will change. The problem is- it doesn’t peel off properly. If you didn’t put a generous amount on the area, it a pain to take off…But it does clean out the pores on the nose amazingly.

3.RdeL young profi palette eyeshadow 

Very shiny, easy to swatch, has a light perfume scent. This was a gift, so still haven’t played with it really.

4.eco laboratorie argana hair oil

This works more like a hair mask than anything. Nice scent, lots of product, still have to try.

5.SVR Sebiaclear Gel Moussant 200ml

Nice face wash, nothing special. Light scent, gentle wash, helps with acne. It doesn’t contain alcohol or parabens. Suitable for sensitive skin.

6.Garnier Eye Makeup Remover 2 in 1 

I know I know, everyone has tried it…but this my first eye makeup remover from Garnier. It has no scent, not extra greasy(and that’s good). Will see how I like it.

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Avon “Luck” for Her Eau de Parfum-review

ABOUT THE PRODUCT :

Sparkling citrus and luscious berries blended with creamy white florals and warm sandalwood.

  • Top: Pink Pepper
  • Heart: Nutmeg
  • Base: Sandalwood Essence

My thoughts :

I got this perfume for myself as a Christmas gift. The price was 4.99 euro for 30ml, so very affordable.

Packaging

I got the 30 ml version, so the packaging is average. It’s a solid glass bottle(a little bit heavy and that’s amazing). The 50 ml bottle is MUCH cuter(it has a bow on it), but the cardboard box of this one is such good quality(very sturdy), I’m impressed.

Quality and Scent

The quality of the perfume is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! It stays on my skin a whole day, like around 8h. But on my clothes, it stays even longer, like 24h. I’m so happy with it. The scent is great too, it’s sweet but not overbearing. I love Sandalwood and you can really smell in this perfume.

OVERALL

4 stars
PROS  
  • long-lasting
  • great for everyday use
  • Affordable
  • you can get 30 ml or 50 ml
  • Great gift idea
  • Travel friendly
CONS
  • You can’t buy it in a store, just from a representative
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Beauty Glazed “Neptune” palette review

ABOUT THE PRODUCT

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These shadows are extremely soft 9 colors beautiful glitter colors that will go with any skin tone and brighten up any look.

  • Tonal and inspiration from the catwalk, gorgeous high saturated color eye makeup
  • Exquisite opaque, smooth easy away,easily highlight stereo eye level,long lasting shine

 

My review of the Lemon palette by Beauty Glaze

Beauty Glazed Official Aliexpress store

Packaging

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This is the third palette I have from this brand. Very well made, the packaging is cardboard, it has a magnetic closure. Easy to carry in your bag, would love to have a mirror, but that’s just me.

 

Texture and Quality

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Easy to blend, like it’s suuupppeeerr easy! Eyeshadow doesn’t have any scent and that’s amazing. Doesn’t stain my eyelids. The Yellow shade is powdery and the shimmery shades don’t work well with brushes, but that’s my only complaint.

OVERALL

4 stars

   Pros  

  • Affordable
  • Travel-friendly
  • Beautiful color story
  • Great pigment
  • Cute Packaging

Cons

  • The matt shades are patchy
  • Shimmery shades don’t work well with brushes

 

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IT’S MY BIRTHDAY WEEK!Birthday Make-up haul(part 1)

Hello, My Darlings! How are you doing? Hope this week started great for you. I’m so excited, this is my birthday week and of course, I got myself some new makeup. I can’t believe I will be 25 years old this Friday…Like it’s actually crazy!

Today I wanted to talk about the stuff I got, there will be 2(or maybe even 3) parts to this, so get ready to see what I got!

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1.Hand cream “Barkhatnyye ruchki”

I got this one as a little surprise from my dear friend Alina(she always gets me little gifts, how did I deserve such an amazing friend I will never know). I have already used this cream for 2 weeks now and can say it’s pretty decent. Doesn’t make my skin feel all greasy, and that’s a BIG plus. Overall would recommend

About the product :Hand cream with Shee butter and Hyaluron and vitamin B5.The high-quality cream “Barkhatnie Ruchki” won the recognition and love of millions of women! It provides complete effective care for the skin, improves skin condition, takes care, and makes the skin of your hands soft as velvet!

2. Maybelline Fit Me matt + porelles foundation for Normal to Oily skin(110 Porcelain)

I have tried this one before,and if I remember correctly I liked it. Right now, by swatching it I can say it’s not as full coverage as I like. It’s more a natural/medium coverage foundation so I don’t know how I feel about it. The color was a pretty okay color match, would love it to be a little bit lighter but we can’t have it all(yes yes I know, I’m white as a Ghost).

About the product : Fit Me® Matte + Poreless Foundation face makeup. This lightweight foundation mattifies and refines pores and leaves a natural, seamless finish.

3.The RIVAL loves me Primer Matt & Poreless

It has cute packaging,it’s vegan and super affordable(around 3 euros). So of course I got it!Haven’t tried it yet but by swatching it on my skin I can say I really like the texture. It’s not silicony or sticky.

About the product : The RIVAL loves me Primer Matt & Poreless has a matt effect, has a pore-refining effect, and prepares the skin optimally for the subsequent make-up. Skin compatibility dermatologically confirmed. Use: Apply to the face every morning after cleansing and massage in gently. Now the skin is ready for the makeup!

4. essence eyebrow designer(02 brown)

It’s like…my 5th pencil already!I WOULD DIE FOR THIS PENCIL!!!!It’s amazing,truly. One of my holy grail products I love and will always buy. It stays on the whole day,is not waxy and it’s easily to draw with . And of course it’s affordable,and that’s always a plus.

About the product :who says you can’t have it all? tame, define & shape your brows with an eyebrow pencil and brush all in one! a smooth pencil to define, outline, and fill in brows. blend seamlessly and comb with attached brush.

5.Essence All About Matt! Fixing Compact Powder

Another one of my all time favorite products! Yes,it can look ashy ..but my skin is like…white so It’s perfect for me.

About the product: If you prefer pressed powder, this fine, compact powder is for you! It can be applied above foundation to mattify your skin and set your make-up. For a matt, natural and smooth complexion. It’s perfect when you’re out and about with your girls!

6.essence smoothie gloss(01 crazy mango)

I got it as a gift for purchase,and I’m obsessed! It’s not sticky ,has a nice light scent(and it’s yummy,I tried it…You are welcome!)

About the product : as trendy as fruit smoothies: the lipglosses in the five fragrances mango, peach, strawberry, raspberry and blackberry – all with medium coverage. the cute lipglosses give you the feeling that you have the aromatic fruits right on your lips! each gloss has the colour of the fruit on its packaging

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July Favorites(2020 edition)

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Hello Hello, My Darlings! How are you all doing? How’s the July treat you? My July was…eventful. Had a friend over every Tuesday, she had some business to take care of in my little town, so she stayed over(that was such a blessing, missed her so much). What else new…I tried a lot’s of new products, so stay tuned for some new reviews coming soon! Let’s dive into the Favorites!

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Hyaluronic Aloe Jelly by Garnier

I’m really enjoying this product right now. It’s so refreshing in this heat we have now in Latvia. My review of this product you can find here.

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A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3) by Sarah J. Maas

So I finished the last book (for now) in the ACOTAR series and it was good. I expected more but it was still really good. My review of the book you can read here!

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Obsessed with kpop in July and I regret nothing! 

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Super Junior made a success with their own short reality show SJ Returns back in 2017 and promised to come back as a fixed reality show. On January 2, 2018, a source from Label SJ announced that the group will be launching their own variety show titled “Super TV”.Season 1 aired from January 28, 2018 until April 13, 2018. The show went on hiatus after that and returned on May 29, 2018 with an earlier introduction on SMTOWN’s V Live channel.

 

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Is it good for oily skin?”Hyaluronic Aloe Jelly by Garnier”- review

ABOUT THE PRODUCT:

HYALURONIC ALOE JELLY by GARNIER. Aloe gel. The product is intended for normal and combination skincare. It has a light and pleasant jelly texture that is quickly absorbed and will not leave an unpleasant sticky feeling. It contains 96% ingredients of natural origin, including beneficial aloe extract and hyaluronic acid. The cosmetic moisturizes deeply in the long-term and hydrates the skin. In addition, it soothes irritations, softens the skin, and restores its elasticity. The product can be used as a face cream or mask.garnier

  • A light gel.
  • For normal and combination skin.
  • Moisturizing, hydrating, and caring for the skin.
  • Containing 96% ingredients of natural origin.

 

 

 

So I used this one for around a month ,
so those are my thoughts and opinions 

PACKAGING

It’s a very simple glass jar(we love that it’s not plastic), nothing special about it. But it’s a heavy jar, so not really travel friendly. Easy to open and close, the lid is plastic.

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TEXTURE AND QUALITY

It’s a very light but tacky jelly-like texture, it has a light scent(I don’t really like it). It doesn’t contain any oils ,and that’s amazing! I’m happy with the quality.

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THE PRICE

It’s around 4/6 euro in Latvia. So very affordable.

SKIN AFTER USE

Is this real?! A product for normal/Combination skin worked for me?! And guys, my skin got better! Almost no new acne, I’m amazed. Overall I’m very happy with this product.


OVERALL

 Pros  

  • A glass packaging
  • Good for acne pron skin
  • Affordable

Cons

  • Has a scent
  • Heavy glass,so it’s not really travel friendly
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Beauty Glazed “Uranus” palette review

ABOUT THE PRODUCT

These shadows are extremely soft 9 colors beautiful glitter colors that will go with any skin tone and brighten up any look.

  • Tonal and inspiration from the catwalk, gorgeous high saturated color eye makeup change color
  • Exquisite opaque,paste, smooth easy away,easily highlight stereo eye level,at the beginning of lasting shine like makeup

My review of the Lemon palette by Beauty Glaze

Beauty Glazed Official Aliexpress store

Packaging

It’s nice, sturdy, sleek and really pretty! It has a magnetic closure and that’s amazing. It’s cardboard box,very generic in that sense

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Texture and Quality

The matt shades are decent, but the shimmery ones are the bomb! This palette has the same problem the “Lemon” one has, the shimmery shades don’t work well with synthetic brushes, use your fingers for the best color payoff. I don’t use an eyeshadow primer, and those shadows stay on for 10 h straight,but…the downside the blue shades do stain.

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Swatches

There are 3 matt shades and 6 shimmery ones! Here are swatches without a primer and put on with a finger.

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OVERALL

 Pros  

  • Great quality
  • Easy to blend
  • Cheap
  • Travel-friendly
  • No scent

Cons

  • A little bit powdery
  • Can’t get it in the drugstore

 

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Beauty Products I loved, hated and just didn’t care about-Part II (2020 edition)

Hello, My Darlings! How are you all doing? How is life treating you? Have you started a new hobby in this quarantine?  I have called bookstagram. Can say it looks much easier then it is. So today I want to talk about Beauty products, had time to use some old products I already had. Let’s dive into it?

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1.Milk & Honey Gold nourishing Hand & Body Cream

This is such a great body lotion, it really helps to keep your hands soft. Great if you have eczema or psoriasis, it helps to soothe the skin.

Would I Repurchase it ? – YES!!!!I need more.

Was It affordable? – I got it as a gift

About the Product: Milk & Honey Gold Nourishing Hand & Body Cream is an ultra-indulgent, nourishing cream infused with organically sourced extracts of milk and honey. Intensively nourishes hands and body to leave skin soft, supple, fragrant and hydrated all day.

2. Avon Planet Spa Heavenly Hydration Eye Gel Mask 

Love it!Great eye gel to keep your eyes looking refreshed. It lasted for like 3 months, so great value for the money.

Would I Repurchase it? – Yes, but only on the discount!

Was It affordable? – Yes

About the Product: Soothing & cooling eye gel. Help reduce puffy eyes with our deeply moisturising, leave-on mask.

 

3. Focallure Baked Blush 

I started to use it every day recently and I love it! It’s such a good blush, give a very healthy blush.

Would I Repurchase it? – No

Was It affordable? – I got it as a gift

About the Product: 

Features:

– Ultra-luxurious, silky powder
– Mineral oil and paraben-free formulation
– baking technology creates a soft, creamy powder
How to
Using a Retractable Baked Powder Brush, apply and blend from the apples of your cheeks, up towards the hairline

4.Bioderma Sebium Mat Control Shine- control moisturize (Combination/oily sensitive skin)

I got this from a friend because she knows I have oily skin. So I tried this for a week and what can I say…It’s good. Not perfect, maybe will get the full-size version.

Would I Repurchase it? – Maybe

Was It affordable? – I got this sample from a friend,so yes

About the Product: Combat shine with the Bioderma Sebium Mat Control – Shine-Control Moisturiser, a lightweight moisturiser that keeps oily-to-combination skin types feeling fresh and matte.

Sebium Mat Control targets unwanted oil and over productive sebum glands with its purifying formula that turns shine into radiance.

To keep your skin matte and shine-free the combination of Fluidactiv®, an oil regulating complex, together with zinc helps to re-balance the complexion for up to 8 hours whilst reducing the formation of blemishes. In addition, an infusion of keratolytic active ingredients and an astringent works to tighten your pores, improving your overall skin texture day after day.

Perfect to use as a base under makeup, silica and micropearl microparticles create a matte radiance that ensures your skin glows with health, with or without foundation.

Apply to skin morning and/or evening, after cleansing with either the Sebium Purifying Cleansing Foaming Gel or the Sebium H20.

Hypoallergenic, paraben-free

 

5. Oriflame LOVE NATURE Face Gel Cucumber

This is just meeh, good if you have a normal skin type. But can be used if you have oily skin too. Great for traveling!

Would I Repurchase it? – No

Was It affordable? – I got this as a gift

About the Product: Love Nature celebrates ingredients from nature that smell and feel fantastic. Every pleasurable product has been created to benefit your body and respect the planet.

AQUA, GLYCERIN, C12-13 PARETH-9, OLETH-20, CARBOMER, PHENOXYETHANOL, IMIDAZOLIDINYL UREA, PARFUM, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, DISODIUM EDTA, CUCUMIS SATIVUS FRUIT EXTRACT, POTASSIUM SORBATE, SODIUM BENZOATE, CI 61570, CI 19140

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Beauty Products I loved, Hated and Just didn’t care about (2020 edition)

Hello, My Darlings! How are you all doing? I’m back for good. I’m sorry I was away for some time, I needed time to process everything that is happening in the world and how it will affect me in a financial sense. If you don’t know I work in the tourism industry(as an Art director for big festivals) so,yeah. But let’s not talk about the bad stuff. Today I want to talk about some beauty products I haven’t talked about before and tell you my thoughts. Let’s dive into it!

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1.Avon Cherish Roll-On Anti-Perspirant Deodorant For Her

This smells amazing! Like truly nice and expensive perfume, perfect for spring. Didn’t expect it to be that good. Definitely, will buy more.

Would I Repurchase it ? – YES!!!!I need more.

Was It affordable? – Yes

About the Product : Floral and fruity scented anti-perspirant deodorant. Glides on smoothly and provides 24-hour deodorant protection. 50ml

2. Oriflame Love Nature Face scrub – Cucumber

This is just mehhhh. I got it as a gift(for Christmas) from my dear friends Alina,and I did leave it unopen for traveling…but with the situation in the world,I’m not going anywhere for the foreseeable future so I opened it up . What can I say,it’s not the best thing for my oily skin but did does do the job. Leaves your face feeling refreshing.

Would I Repurchase it ? – Maybe

Was It affordable? – Yes

About the Product : Gel Based, For All Skin Types
Applied For: Refreshing

3.Essence’s You Better Work! Fixing Spray

Love,Love Love!This really works,like it does do what it claimed. Your makeup will not budge and that’s amazing.

Would I Repurchase it ? – Yes

Was It affordable? – Yes,it was around 3.99 euro

About the Product : The formula of Essence’s You Better Work! Fixing Spray has been specially developed to set your make-up in place during sweaty physical activities. It ensures a matte effect and instantly provides a fresh sensation on your face

 

4. Rimmel London Extra Long Lash mascara

I have already talked bout this one,and well…my thoughts didn’t change. I don’t like it,this mascara smudges a lot. even the lightest rain will make you look like panda. And the extra long lashes?!Dind’t see it at all.

Would I Repurchase it ? – No

Was It affordable? – Yes,it was around 2 euro

About the Product : If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to enjoy lusciously long lashes, here it is. Rimmel London’s Extra Long Lash mascara will make your lashes look up to 50% longer and super defined.

With its deep black colour, patented lengthening and clump-free formula, you can build it up layer by layer to the smooth length and high-definition effect you’ve been dreaming of.

– Patented lengthening formula

– Lightweight, clump-free definition

– All-day wear with no flaking

– High-definition, dense brush

– Suitable for sensitive eyes

 

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February Favorites(2020 edition)

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Hello, my Darlings. How are you? It’s so nice to see you on my blog. February was a slow month for me, I got sick and did stay in bed for the majority of the month. So, of course, I read a lot of books and watched some old tv shows. But I did have some favorites this month too…so let’s dive into it!

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Oriflame “Milk & Honey”Hand and Body cream

This is one of the best creams I have ever used(no joke)! Like it helps moisturize your skin but isn’t greasy. Has a light, but very lovely scent(I’m obsessed). I’m definitely buying more!

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Essence Prime+ studio Mattifying +pore minimizing Primer with black clay 

One of my favorite primers ever! This really helps with pore minimizing but doesn’t clog up pores. Would recommend!

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Avon True Supreme Nourishing lipsticks in the color Softest Peony

Our weather was colder in February, so I didn’t wear a lot of matt lipsticks. This one was my lifesaver, this is a hydrating but a long-lasting lipstick! Has a beautiful semi-sheer finish. I really like it.

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For this one, I have two books. Both made me very emotional, but in a good way.

The first one is The Bromance Book Club (Bromance Book Club #1) by Lyssa Kay Adams

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This was my DYRC20 pick for February (here is the full review). All I can say it’s an amazing book, and you need to check it out!

and the second one “Truce? Hating Elijah Monroe” by Amelia Kingston

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This made me cry in the best way possible, there will be a review next week. So stay tuned for that!

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Eurovision season is opened and I already have two songs I’m listening on repeat!

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The family at 1313 Mockingbird Lane is a little… different. Dad Herman looks like Frankenstein’s monster; mom Lily and her dad, Grandpa, are vampires; and son Eddie is a werewolf. Poor Marilyn, their niece, is the odd one out — she’s just a normal girl. And the family doesn’t like to call attention to her unfortunate looks.

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