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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Jade Roller from Aliexpress: Is it any good?!-Review

About The Product

Description :

Material: Natural Jade
Color: Green
Size: Beauty bar 14.5*5.5*2.2cm, scraping board 7*4.5*0.3cm
Weight: 108G

Features:

100% Brand New and High Quality !
The Jade Roller is used to promote blood circulation and metabolism of skin surface, and promote skin elasticity.
Material: Natural jade.
Perfect For Using On Your Face And Body.
Good To Relax Your Muscle And Feel More Tight,Body Slimming.

Note:

Please note that as this is natural Jade all rollers will be slightly different in colour.

My thoughts

Quality

5/5 stars

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I’m impressed! The Jade Roller is all made from “jade”(the roller part and the handle),I don’t know if that’s real Jade but feels really sturdy. It’s a pretty heavy product and that’s amazing. The “spiky” part is much more gentle on the skin than I anticipated and the “smooth” part is really nice on the skin. I like the “gold” details

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Does it work?

For me personally?No! But for my Mom?! She loved it!I tried it for a week ,every morning and I will be honest…it was painful. It felt like I was massaging my bones not skin. My Mom on the other hand loves it! She said it felt very relaxing and helped with under-eye bags. So it’s not for everyone.

Would I recommend?

It’s pretty cheap ,so why not ? Yes,it’s not for everyone ,but it’s still an interesting product to try.

You can find this Jade Roller here

 

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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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My Current Skincare routine(for oily skin)- Blogtober day 20

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MADARA “Birch & Algae” Balancing Face Soap

I use it every day, in the mornings and evenings!

About the product: A new approach to facial skincare.
Vitamins and minerals of Nordic birch and algae balance the skin, while botanical soap base gently cleanses and washes away all impurities. Enriched with the skin nourishing wheat germ oil and plant sugars helping the skin to retain its moisture.

Vegan-Friendly, Nut-free

Why I use it: I’m using this up! I loved the  “MADARA”CHARCOAL DETOX SOAP (it’s similar to the Lush charcoal one), so I decided to try this one too. To be honest the Charcoal soap was much better. Don’t get me wrong it’s a good face soap, just for my face needs it’s not enough. Will definitely get more of the Charcoal one.

 

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Clearskin Pore & Shine Control Mattifying Moisturiser

I use it every day, in the mornings and evenings!

About the product : Tired of battling shiny, oily skin? This mattifying moisturiser helps control sebum while reducing imperfections and minimising the look of pores. Contains Pore Penetrating Technology, salicylic acid, eucalyptus extract and witch hazel extract.

Why I use it: I wanted to try it! It sounded good and I liked the ingredients. So what can I say about it, it does help with pores but not acne. I will definitely use it up, but I don’t think I would repurchase it . If you can recommend some other moisturizer, definitely leave it down below.

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BelKosmex Teebaum acne treatment

I use it once a day on my acne.

About the product: Unique antibacterial agent of “quick response”. Instantly soothes sore skin. Dries pimples and eliminates acne. A special anti-acne complex regulates the activity of the sebaceous glands, has anti-inflammatory, moisturizing effect, enhances metabolic processes, healing the skin.

Why I use it: This is my holy grail product, I love it so much! It’s such a great, fast and affordable treatment for acne. I always use it to fight my acne, and it works wonders. It really helps with inflammatory.

 

 

prod_1194429_1_613x613Clearskin Pore & Shine Control Black Mineral Mask

I use it 2-3 times a week.

About the product: Effective oil-absorbing face mask acts like a magnet to pull out pore-clogging dirt and help leave skin feel perfectly clean and clear. Formulated with witch hazel and eucalyptus. How to use :Apply a thin layer to face and wait 10-15 minutes for mask to transform in colour from black to light grey. Once completely dry, rinse off thoroughly with warm water. Use 2-3 times per week.

Why I use it: Another product I’m trying out. It’s a pretty good, affordable face mask, my skin does feel better after using it.

 

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January Favorites (The 2019 edition)

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Hello, my Darlings! It’s good to be back!I’m sorry I was away for some time, sadly the virus season got me too and I was sick for like a week with a stomach bug. But now I’m back, feeling better. How was your January? Can you Imagine the first month of 2019 ended?! Where does time go? My January was …uneventful. I was sick almost the whole month and the only thing I could do is read. Still, I have some favorites, so let’s dive into it!

Beauty Favorites

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Dr. Santé Conditioner Reconstruction and Protection. Macadamia Oil and Keratin

This conditioner kept my hair being obedient(and that’s magic, my hair lives it’s own life). I’m very happy about that.

 

 

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ALGOTHERM PURIFYING MATIFYING FLUID(SAMPLE)

Good moisturizer fo oily skin. I need a big one now(wink wink, someone get me it for birthday ).

 

FAVORITE SONG

I’m so ready for Eurovision. And this is one possible contestant from Ukraine. This song is so good…I’m obsessed.

 

Favorite Tv Show

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giphy (10)Maxwell Smart, a.k.a. Agent 86, works for CONTROL, a Washington, D.C.-based counterintelligence agency. Totally inept as a secret agent, Smart can barely use the gadgetry the agency provides him (including a phone embedded in his shoe). Nevertheless, he and his fellow agents always seem to thwart the operations of KAOS, an organized crime outfit dedicated to evil. Agent 99 is Smart’s smarter partner, a resourceful agent who eventually marries her bumbling cohort. Smart and Agent 99’s boss is a man known only as The Chief.

 

Favorite Book

The best way to describe this book is Gossip Girl meets Pride and Prejudice. This one was amazing!

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Romancing Mister Bridgerton
(Bridgertons #4)
by Julia Quinn

Penelope Featherington has secretly adored her best friend’s brother for… well, it feels like forever. After half a lifetime of watching Colin Bridgerton from afar, she thinks she knows everything about him, until she stumbles across his deepest secret… and fears she doesn’t know him at all.

Colin Bridgerton is tired of being thought nothing but an empty-headed charmer, tired of everyone’s preoccupation with the notorious gossip columnist Lady Whistledown, who can’t seem to publish an edition without mentioning him in the first paragraph.

But when Colin returns to London from a trip aboard, he discovers nothing in his life is quite the same, especially Penelope Featherington, the girl haunting his dreams!

And when he discovers that Penelope has secrets of her own, this elusive bachelor must decide… is she his biggest threat, or his promise of a happy ending?

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What I got for Christmas(Makeup/Skincare edition)!

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giphy (70)Hello, my darlings! How are you all doing? Are you all excited for New Year?! I’m ready for the new year and new beginnings. Can’t wait to see what new year will bring . Today I want to talk about some goodies I got for Christmas. This year I was very blessed, my friends really spoiled me. They do know that I love skincare and makeup, so they got me some stuff I wanted.

 

Let’s start

 

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All the goodies I got!
1.L’oreal Paris multi masking mini set

About the product:

61EDuHIhFyL._SX355_Different areas of your face [forehead, T-Zone, cheeks] have different skincare needs. The L’Oréal Paris Pure Clay masks allow you to create a tailored detox regime with your own multi-masking solution.

Apply 1, 2 or 3 masks at a time to address your skin needs and multi-mask your way to more beautiful skin day after day. The creamy textures work deep into the pores, leaving the skin looking purer, cleaner, brighter – without drying it out.

Contains 3x10ml Mini Pure Clay Face Masks:
– GREEN / PURITY MASK
3 Pure Clays + Eucalyptus, known for its purifying properties
– RED / GLOW MASK
3 Pure Clays + Red Algae, known for its brightening properties
– BLACK / DETOX MASK 3
Pure Clays + Charcoal, which acts like a magnet to draw out impurities

2.Maybelline LASH SENSATIONAL mascara

About the product:

lejupielādeDid you know your lashes grow more than just one layer? This mascara unfolds layer upon layer of lashes for a new full-fan effect.

BENEFITS: Exclusive fanning brush with ten layers of bristles reveals layers of lashes for a sensational full-fan effect. Ophthalmologist tested. Suitable for contact lens wearers.

 

3.Algotherm Purifying Matifying Fluid(sample)

About the product:

algotherm-purifying-matifying-19050Algotherm Purifying Matifying Fluid daily moisturizes and regulates the sebum excess of oily skins. For a beautiful skin, it matifies and soothes, bringing comfort to the skin. It acts thanks to its several actives:

– Tetraselmis Chui and Fucus Spiralis extracts: they normalize sebaceous secretions,
– the Chondrus Crispus algae extract protects and moisturizes,
– the Zinc extract is known for its anti-bacterial and sebo-regulative properties,
– matifying powders: with anti-shining action.

The skin is detoxified, purified and less dull, radiant.

Paraben-free. Phenoxyethanol-free. Hypoallergenic. Dermatologically tested.

4.ISANA YOUNG Strawberry Dream Face Mask

ISANA YOUNG-Strawberry Dream sejas maska- 10ml-4305615616810Facial mask with strawberry extract for moisturizing skin.The active ingredient cocktail of glycerin, panthenol, almond oil and the mask of this butter balances the skin’s moisture level and smoothes the face tone. Suitable for all skin types. Skin compatibility dermatologically confirmed.

5.Egg Essence Hand cream

(Funny enough I didn’t find anything about this brand or this product, but I can tell you it’s an amazing hand cream)

6.The Body Shop Pink Grapefruit Shower Gel 60 ml

hybrisimages_1045144_2_shower_gel_pink_grapefruit_60ml_silv_pck_inbosps559_1Wake up your shower and refresh your senses as you lather up with our zesty Pink Grapefruit Shower Gel. This soap-free cleanser will leave you feeling softer and refreshed.

  • Shower gel
  • Cleanses the skin
  • Leaves skin softer and refreshed
  • Lather-rich
  • Soap-free
  • Refreshing, zesty scent
  • Community Trade honey from Ethiopia

 

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“MADARA”CHARCOAL DETOX SOAP- First Impressions

giphy (50)Hello, my darlings! How are you all doing? I’m back with First Impressions of charcoal soap by a Latvian brand “MADARA”. My darling mom got a big order from madaracosmetics , they had a 40% sale, and for me, she got this soap(they are geared towards dry or older skin, but they do have a range for oily skin). So here are my first impressions!

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About the product :

Processed with VSCO with  presetIntensely purifying and nourishing detox soap with activated charcoal and natural orris-pine fragrance.

The amazing purifying power of charcoal draws out toxins and impurities to deeply, yet gently, cleanse your skin. Mysterious notes of orris and pine feel like a revitalizing swim in an unspoilt forest lake.

Based on natural coconut oil. Sulfate, palm, and microplastic free. 100% biodegradable.

MY THOUGHTS:

Processed with VSCO with  presetFirst, I love the packaging. It’s simple and classic. I love the font and it’s made from recycled materials. When I opened it up,  there was this amazing smell. I love how it smells!I did try it on my face and body (especially my back where I have oily and acne prone skin) and I feel like it’s better for your body than face. It does do the job ,as in cleans your skin and get’s rid of the oily feeling. But I wasn’t blown away (as a face product for me, if you have oily skin with dry patches you will love it), but…I loved it as a body one.My first impressions are pretty good  !I did like it.

 

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It’s the time of…June favorites!

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Hello, my darlings! How are you doing? Hope this week is going great for you. It’s still quite hot here, and the only thing I can eat is ice cream. Can you believe it’s the end of June and the start of July already? I had such a great June, so many great memories were made. So let’s start with the favorites!

Beauty Favorites!

ISANA Clean + Care 3in1 wet wipes for every skin type

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It’s cheap, takes off waterproof makeup and smells really nice! It’s a great product for the price, the only thing I don’t like is how my skin feels after using those because of all the oils in them. So if you have normal/dry skin you will love it .

RdeL Young strobing palette

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I LOVE THIS!!! The middle color is the perfect highlight for me, I got it recently and already love it so much. I think will make a review on this one soon.

Essence All Eyes On Me Waterproof Mascara

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It’s summer, so I need waterproof mascara because I don’t want to cry black sweat tears.I picked this one up. I enjoy essence makeup, I think they have really great quality for the price . And this mascara was a winner too, my eyelashes don’t clump up and look pretty natural, but still have that “fake” eyelash look.

FAVORITE SONG

FAVORITE TV SHOW

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Revolves around the narcissistic Vice President of a major corporation, Lee Young-joon, and his highly capable secretary. Misunderstandings arise when she announces that she will resign from her position, after working for Lee Young-joon for nine years.

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My skincare haul!(the Cruise edition )

giphy-10Hello, my darlings! How is your week going? Do you feel the summer coming? This week we had such an amazing weather, very sunny and warm(the perfect weather for BBQ or picnic) Today I want to talk about stuff I got for and on my trip to Stockholm. If you have read my last post then you already know that I was in Stockholm (as part of my Cruise Riga- Stockholm – Riga),and here is what I got on the ship!

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Everything I got this time!

LET’S START!

 

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Clinique 3 Piece Anti-Blemish Solutions 3-Step System Kit

I love Clinique products, and when I saw this set for a pretty good price I just needed to get it! I have tried already the Clarifying lotion and the All-Over clearing treatment, and this far I quite like it.It’s pretty good with fighting the acne I have and keeping my face oil free.

 

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Isana Young Active Clear Washcream 

 for oily skin

I got this face wash for my trip(like the last minute purchase) because mine run out. This was VERY affordable.I like the cooling effect it has when you put it on. For now, I am very glad I got it!

 

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Beauty Formulas Purifying Charcoal Deep

Cleansing Nose Pore Strips 6pcs

I have already used those all up. Another beauty item I got for my trip. Those are good strips, nothing extra fancy. It does have a cooling, calming effect(that’s a plus), but I think I like the other ones from this brand better.

 

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Clinique Pep-Start  HydroBlur Moisturizer

When I saw this moisturizer almost 10 euros cheaper in the ships store I know I needed to get it! I have tried (before buying it) a tester that I got with my last purchase in my local makeup store, and I really liked it. It goes perfectly under makeup and works like a primer.For now, I’m very happy with this moisturizer.

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Douglas Home Spa “Beauty Of Hawaii” set first impressions!

LeoHello Everyone!Hope you are having a great week so far! First of all, I want to congratulate all woman on the International woman’s day(Keep being amazing!). So today I want to talk about Douglas Home Spa “Beauty Of Hawaii” set and my first impressions trying it. I did buy it for 19.99 euro(pretty great price for such set).

The packaging 

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5 stars

I love how it looks!It’s a very big box with a cute bow!

Let’s start with opening the box…

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Taking off the cute bow and Opening the box you can see 4 products. Very nicely packaged. All from the Douglas Home spa line.

Products

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5 stars 

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1. Beauty of Hawaii Sensual Shower Foam 

2.Beauty of Hawaii Silky Body Cream 

3.Beauty of Hawaii Sea Salt & Sugar Scrub

4.Beauty of Hawaii Moisturising Hand Cream

I have tried (or owned) almost all of those products, so I knew that this set would be great and smell amazing(and God it does!), the only one new to me was the Sea Salt & Sugar Scrub.And after trying it for few weeks I can say I really like it!

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Overall 

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It’s a pretty good set!I love how it looks and smells. The price was great (In the past I got just the shower foam for 10 euros)so 19.95(now they have 20% off, so it’s even cheaper)is perfect for 4 items. Great set for your Home Spa days!Would definitely recommend.

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