I know it hasn’t been that long since I had this in my favourites, but I’m including it again because it’s such a no-brainer shade and it lasts so well on the lips. I’m kind of in a mood where I find almost all shades of lipsticks make me look old/make me feel too done, but this one is neutral enough to define the lips and not draw too much attention. Formula is so light and when it sets it becomes this matte, transfer-proof lip colour that I can’t feel on the lips.
MISSLYN Treat me Sweet Powder Blush
n.08 Be my Flamingo Forever!
Previously: Pop it Up Powder Blush 08 You Make me Blush
A really nice light and elegant SPF. It doesn’t feel at all like a sunscreen, it’s like a typical lotion-cream for oily-combination skin. Usually when a day cream has an SPF they tend to be heavier, I have Olay Regenerist SPF 30 and it’s a lot thicker than this. Protective Serum sinks in fast on my skin, there’s not white cast when blending it in and there’s no greasy feeling. It leaves some sunscreen shine, but it’s not the greasy type, since it’s almost dry to the touch. It’s a nice one and SPF 30 was enough to protect me well, though in summer I wear 50. This also has a helpful tip in the instructions how much to apply it (2 pumps). I forgot to mention in New in that this has a moderately-strong floral scent.
My current night moisturiser. It’s just a nice standard basic cream, not too heavy for these summer months, but still rich enough for my dry skin. It has some niacinamide, no fragrance and a gel-cream medium thick texture.
I’m not that big of a fan of this as an emergency treatment for when my ends are very dry, but I like this as a sort of an overnight treatment because it has a more long lasting effect than oils with silicones (Lazartique is silicone free, a mix of “regular” or natural oils). When my hair is dry and frizzy (so pretty much every day now), I apply this before going to bed in a large amount and by the morning when my hair drank most of it, it looks great, it’s frizz free, looks healthier and doesn’t look like I applied an oil. I can’t use this every day of the week though, as by two such treatments it appears those oils that don’t absorb into the hair, make it look a bit dirty/oily (though on my hair it never looks like at someone who actually has oily hair). Lazartique is so far the lightest non-silicone oil I’ve tried, which might be interesting to those who avoid silicones and find most regular oils too heavy for them.
SUN DANCE Sun Milk 50+
This is such a strange reason to put this in this post, but I just adore the scent of this. The real sunscreen scent, it not one of those coconut-y, tiare flower ones, but I’m sure most from around here are well familiar with the scent of Sun Dance. I so wish I had a fragrance with this scent. But otherwise this is a great sunscreen. It’s not light or elegant, but I’ve seen it in action how well it protects. Someone used this on their back, but didn’t ask for help, so obviously missed a few parts and exactly those parts ended up bright red, while the rest stayed paper white. That white-tan pattern lasted over a year, so be careful with sunscreen applications. I trust this one most when I need good protection for the body, also because it’s a cream and I have a better idea how much to apply it.
Another thing I’m including here for the scent. This doesn’t just fill the room, it stays in there after you’re gone. I lent my mask to someone and I could smell it on the staircase 5 minutes after they left. I love products that are strongly & nicely scented. It’s not a typical coconut scent, it’s more a mix of clean + something stuff with some coconut – it ends up nice. This mask can be used as a regular wash off formula or as a leave-in. I prefer it as a regular mask, as on dry hair it leaves residue and since it’s silicone free it has no slip, but as a wash-off treatment it’s a decent drugstore mask, just not great on very frizzy hair. Since it’s silicone free I occasionally use it as a co-washing conditioner/mask, so wash my hair with this instead of shampoo and my hair feels clean with it (but not the scalp).
Aliexpress Big Foam Roller for No-Heat Curls
I won’t add a link, just search “no heat curler roller”. There’s a ton of sellers with the same thing.
TOSOWOONG Propolis Natural Pure Essence Brightening Treatment – While I love It’s Skin Propolis, this is a very tempting product, since it has 75% propolis extract, niacinamide, galactomyces ferment filtrate, bifida ferment lysate, centella asiatica extract, arginine, adenosine, hyaluronic acid and several extracts. I’m not a fan of having to order it online outside of EU, though.
M. ASAM Vitamin-C Serum 10% Intense Serum – I saw this brand on Müller’s German online shop and I have no idea if we have it here too, but I like the ingredients lists. (I need to go and check if it’s here. I suspect not) This one has vitamin C in three forms: sodium ascorbyl phosphate, ascorbic acid and ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate, it also has squalane, Q10, hyaluronic acid and some extracts. A lot of the stuff from this brand looks interesting, but if we don’t have it here in Müller, I won’t bother trying to track it down.
JOICO K-Pack Revitaluxe Bio-Advanced Restorative Treatment – I’ve tried most of the K-Pack line, but never this despite having my eye on it for years. Ingredients look great (obviously, it’s Joico), full of peptides, aminoacids, keratin, extracts, hyaluronic acid and much more.
JOICO K-Pak Reconstuctor and Hydrator – I have these two and they are running out. I want the super expensive salon sizes, well see if I take the plunge this time or chicken out with the regular sizes which I then save endlessly while my hair suffers with drugstore stuff. This duo is the most effective at fixing hair, in my opinion better than Olaplex in terms of visual and touchable results.
NIVEA Sun eau de toilete – Since I love the scent of Sun Dance sunscreen, I’d like a similar fragrance. I’ve been waiting for this to finally come to Slovenia and I’m not sure if drugstores got it this year or not (it’s on Müller Germany website), but it’s supposed to smell exactly like Nivea sunscreens. I need to check if we finally got it, but I think I’ve only seen the white regular one that smells like Nivea cream.
JIL SANDER Sun eau de toilette natural spray – another sunscreen scent, at least that’s what reviews say. I haven’t been to the drugstores in a while and I haven’t had a chance to check it out, though it’s been out since forever. Reviews most often describe it as a mix of fruit gum and (European) sun cream.