Sharing some of my favorites-July (2021 edition)

Hello My Darlings!How are you?How’s your summer going?July was A LOT(more about it here). Did some hikes(about one of them you can read here). And now,let’s dive into the post.I haven’t done this for some time but here we go…It’s MY FAVORITES OF THE MONTH TIME.

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L’oreal BB c’est magic cream

I got it from my friend, it was the wrong color match for her(in Latvia you can’t exchange cosmetic products) and she was like-You are super pale, here you go. And if you know me, I always love to try new products. So…I loved this one. It’s not oily and doesn’t break me out. The color is not the best match( I have Light), but in the summer it’s good.

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From Martin Luther’s Wittenberg Theses by Meika Roth-Beka and Klauss Enzikat

This was very interesting. It’s a short story of Martin Luther and his Theses that changed the Christian world. It’s a picture book, but it’s not for children(I would say it’s for ages 12 and up). It would be a good supplement for history lessons.

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Sisyphus: The Myth: Episode 1 Review – Dramas Over Flowers

Sisyphus The Myth

I have watched the first 4 episodes,and my mind was blown. It’s so good!Can’t wait to see were the story will go.

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Summer Adventure in “Ceciļu” nature trail

Hello, My Darlings! How are you all doing? This summer I and Boyfriend are having the time of our life traveling all over Latvia. One of the last adventures we had was in Cecilu nature trail near Ieriķi. It was themed by the local legend of a devil and his two wifes’ witches who lived there.

We walked the “short” trail of 2,5 km. And Can say it was hard, because of the heat(it was around 34C ) and mosquitos (thank you God for the spray), but guys…it was sooo beautiful. There was a mini waterfall and a “secret forest house” you needed to find.

To be honest, I wasn’t dressed appropriately(the whole trip was very spontaneous).So the whole hike was in a pencil skirt…at least I looked very cute.

Overall we had a ton of fun and I would totally recommend for you to check it out if you are in Latvia.

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Life Update!-Yes, yes…I’m back writing

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Hello, My Darlings! How are you all doing? So life was busy(like REALLY BUSY). First of all,I applied for a job in a bookstore, had an interview, and got the job. Parallel to that, it was my boyfriend’s birthday and vacation, so we spend a lot of time together(going hiking and surviving the heat, by the way, a post about it will go up tomorrow). So back to my new job, sadly after my first official workday, my health declined. Yeah,my first and last workday overall was good…just my health didn’t agree with it. That’s basically my June and the start of July in two sentences.

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Garnier Botanic Therapy Coconut Milk & Makadamia Conditioner- review

About the Product :

BOTANIC THERAPY Coco Milk&Macadamia balzams sausiem un raupjiem matiem,  200ml | Drogas LV

– formulated for dry and damaged hair types;
– has active nourishing and softening properties;
– provides regenerating and smoothing effects;
– contains natural Coconut extract and Macadamia oil;
– easily applies and quickly spreads;
– eliminates static electricity and dryness;
– makes combing and styling easier;
– provides shine and silkiness to the strands;
– heals the hair and improves its appearance;
– does not weigh down and maintains the volume;
– optimal for frequent use;
– has a convenient format.

How to use

Apply to shampooed hair, massage, then rinse. In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with water

My thoughts :

PACKAGING

Packaging is pretty simple, very “classically” Garnie. Easy to open. I would prefer the packaging to be translucent or at least white, but you can’t have it all.

QUALITY AND MY HAIR AFTER USING IT

The quality (from what I can tell)is good. Very thick consistency, has a pleasant scent…but it’s strong, so not everyone will like it. This is perfect for very dry and dry hair, if you have an oily scalp…it’s not for you. As an oily scalp owner, but as someone who has very dry hairs (I dye my hair a LOT), this helped my hair be more healthy. But…it makes your scalp super oily. Overall, I liked it.

PROS  
  • Affordable
  • Great gift idea
  • Amazing for dry hair
  • Travel friendly
CONS
  • it has a strong scent

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Gliss Schwarzkopf Gliss Supreme Length Shampoo- review

ABOUT THE PRODUCT :

Protection 2-in-1 Treatment

The SUPREME LENGTH range with BIOTIN COMPLEX and PEONY FLOWER specifically designed to serve needs of long hair and removes excess oil at roots and repair damaged hair lengths. Extra Care Hair Care Supreme Length Shampoo is a gentle cleansing shampoo for flowing hair from root to tip. Developed to care for long hair, it is formulated with micro repair lipids, peony essence and keratin serum to repair damage, reduce split ends and strengthen the hair structure, preventing further breakage.

MY THOUGHTS :

I have an oily scalp,but dry ends. So seeing this shampoo I knew I needed to try it. So I did! For a month I tried it and here are my thoughts.

PACKAGING

Pretty simple pink plastic bottle with a black cap. The bottle is translucent,so that’s nice, you can see how much of the product is still left.

QUALITY AND SCENT

It smells amazing! Such a beautiful scent that stays on your hair for hours after washing. The quality is very good.The shampoo is thick and you don’t need a lot of product too really clean your hair(and that’s good).

MY HAIR AFTER MONTH OF USE

My hair feels strong, but not super healthy. It’s a good shampoo, but it’s not my favorite. It did help my scalp with the excess oil. Will I repurchase it? Yes, but only at a discount.

Overall

PROS  
  • long-lasting
  • great for everyday use
  • Affordable
CONS
  • Not a lot of product
  • Packaging is hard to recycle because of the color

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FOCALLURE Invisible Finish Loose Setting Powder- review

About the Product :

A revolutionary perfecting powder that dramatically minimizes the signs of aging.  Twist the top of the innovative packaging to shave off just the right amount – you’ll never need to worry about the messiness of loose powders or that over-powdered, cakey look again. Wear alone or over foundation as a finishing powder. Oil-free.

Features: -Silky smooth application leaves your face looking healthy and radiant all day. – Create a flawless finish – Absorbs oil – Minimizes pores and fine lines – Light-refracting pearls float over skin, giving you a radiant, airbrushed look.

How to: Apply with a powder brush or puff over foundation or directly to the face after moisturizing for a sheer, matte finish.

Ingredients: Talc, Glyceryl Ethylhexanoate/Stearate/Adipate, Nylon-12, Lauroyl Lysine, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Dimethicone, Isopropyl Myristate, Polyacrylamide, Sorbitan Stearate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Silica, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Laureth-7, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben. +/-May Contain: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 7 (CI 15850), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).

Official Focallure Aliexpress store: You can find this powder here 

My thoughts :

PACKAGING

It came in a brand box with a seal, so you know it’s new and not opened before. It had the sticker with the scratch code of authenticity (just like mascara had). The “jar” is made from very sturdy plastic and the puff is of great quality. So I’m happy with the packaging.

 

QUALITY AND HOW IT APPLIES

I got the color 01 Ivory(Fa-15) and it’s perfect for my pale nordic skin. It’s a very light powder that really is perfect for oily skin, it keeps you matt ALL DAY. But…if you have some dry spots, it’s not for you it will not look good(trust me). I apply it with my powder brush from Aliexpress, but you can totally use the puff (I sometimes do it, when I’m at my boyfriend’s house and have forgotten the brush).

Overall I love this powder and have tried the 02 Natural color some years ago, at that time it was too dark for me, but I loved the texture…and I can say it’s still the same great quality. Can’t wait to try more stuff from this brand(I’m slowly getting obsessed)

PROS  
  • long-lasting
  • Perfect for oily skin
  • Affordable
  • Great gift idea
  • Travel friendly
CONS
  • it can “wash” you out
  • Not good for dry skin

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Accessories, Stickers and Kpop merch(mini Aliexpress haul)

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Hello, My Darlings! How are you all doing? If you didn’t know I love Aliexpress, and finally some of my orders came in(my last Aliexpress haul you can read here). And…I got a lot of great stuff, everything was under 5 euros .So very affordable. Let’s dive into it!

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 pearl Barrettes /Hair Clip

Price – 1.66 euro($2,01)

Shipping to Latvia(EU)– 2 weeks, really fast!

Aren’t those beautiful?! I love fake pearls and when I saw those…I knew I need them in my life. Those are really well made, great quality, perfect for summer! And those hair clips came REALLY fast. Definitely will get some more.

 

Silver Color A-Z 26 Letters Initial  Rings

Price – 0.55 euro($0.64)

Shipping to Latvia(EU)– around a month

I have seen here and there those initial rings, and when I saw something similar on Aliexpress…I WAS SOOO HAPPY! And the price …UNDER 1 EURO! So of course I got myself one. I’m very glad I got it. The quality is good for the price, the shipping was okay.

 Sabrina Stickers 10 pcs

Price – 0.81 euro($0.94 )

Shipping to Latvia(EU) -around a month 

My newest obsession is Sabrina. Have you seen it? If not, you need to watch it. So I got some Sabrina stickers. You can’t decide what kind of stickers you get , but for the price that’s okay. Quality is AMAZING! Matt finish, pretty thick stickers. And I got the sticker I wanted(the Not Today, Satan).

15 Pcs  kpop Bigbang stickers 

Price – 1.78euro($2,16)

Shipping to Latvia(EU)-almost 2 months

If you didn’t know I’m a big BIGBANG fan. And this is my first “official” BIGBANG merch and I’m delighted I got it. The quality is almost the same as the Sabrina stickers, so it’s good. The shipping was slow…sadly. My only complaint is that I got 14 stickers and not 15…

 

Kpop Super Junior Poster

Price – 1.51 euro($1,83)

Shipping to Latvia(EU)-almost 2 months (around 35 days)

Another legendary Kpop group I love…and FINALLY, I own a good quality poster. Super excited about it(hehe, see what I did there?!). So I got A4 (30cmX21cm), it came with special stickers for the wall but I decided to put it in a frame. Overall would totally recommend this store and of course this poster.

 

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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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It’s New Year and I’m overwhealmed…(I’m back!)

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Hello My Darlings!How are you all doing? I’m so sorry for being away for some time..but First of all…Happy NEW YEAR!

Hope this year started amazingly and all of your wishes will come true.

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Let’s talk a little bit about Why I was away.  So…the short answer- I got overwhelmed with everything. The cases of Covid-19 in Latvia are in all time high and our government decided to do a total lockdown,yes we had a lockdown before…but this one was(and still is) much more stricter and they announced it a day before it started, one of the big “deals” was that all stores will be closed and you could buy just the essentials (like groceries) until 13.February…overwhelming gifs | WiffleGifSo you can imagine what happened that particular day (a week before Christmas). But…it wasn’t the end (of course…why should it be?!)A day before New Years eve…we got a CURFEW.Like…no one can be outside after 22:00 at night and before 05:00 at morning. For like a week…And at the same time my everyday life was very GO GO GO .You can imagine how hectic it all was and still is.Marilyn Monroe pouring champagne. celebration gif | Marilyn monroe gif,  Marilyn, Marilyn monroe

 

But on the brighter note – This was the first New Year I didn’t spend with my family ,but with my boyfriend(and yes…I have a boyfriend…very unexpectedly…like REALLY UNEXPECTEDLY) and my friends and family really outdid themselves this year and got me some really cool stuff for Christmas(post coming soon). Basically December and the start of January was unexpected ,hopeful and busy.

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Beauty Glazed “Neptune” palette review

ABOUT THE PRODUCT

Beauty Glazed Neptune Palette - Online Makeup Store

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

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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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