ROHTO MENTHOLATUM HADA LABO Super Hyaluronic Acid Cleansing Oil
BIOBAZA Bee Balm
Ginger & Honey
Müller, 1.95 €
BLISTEX Conditioning Lip Serum
Now this, which I got at the same time as Biobaza, I really like. It’s actually surprisingly good and comparable to Laneige Sleeping mask on my lips. Now mine are not super, super dry, I get some dry flakes and rarely my lips crack at the corners, so it’s possible Laneige is more effective on chapped, so-cracked-they-bleed lips, but I wake up with the same non-flaky, smooth and soft lips as with Laneige. It comes in a pump packaging, which I’ve never seen at lip balms before, but I like it. You’d never expect it to be an intense treatment given that the texture is quite light for a lip balm, it’s close to a lotion, but it works. I apply a rich coat of product, which is white like a face moisturiser has been applied on the lips, but it becomes clear in time. It stays on the lips ok, but not as Biobaza, which due to thickness sticks for many hours. There not much shine, certainly not like at Laneige Sleeping mask, which is like a gloss. Scent is faintly pepperminty, but it’s very mild, it doesn’t last long and there’s zero tingling. I like this, a lot and I’ve been using it every day since I got it almost a month ago.
Műller, 3.50 €
This merely ok. It doesn’t say what it smells like and I didn’t test it in the shop, but it I think what I smell is a combination of either roses or peonies with raspberries and possibly some citrus. It’s a fresh, somewhat sweet floral scent. Nothing to write home about.
DM, 0.99 €
I got two more of these. Like I said some time before this finally a great scent Balea/DM has done. Usually I use their limited editions and never think about them again, but this one stands out. To me it smells like a powdery white chocolate with coconut.
DM, 0.99 €
AVEO MED Sensitiv Shampoo
A repurchase, well at least I think it’s the same one I’ve bought last time. The packaging is different, but it’s pH 5,0 and it says it has sea minerals, there were no other similar ones. I featured this in my Best finds in 2020 post, I really like this for my dry hair because despite the fact it doesn’t have silicones, it leaves my hair with a similar silky feeling as L’Oreal Extraordinary oil. If I had to pick one product for hair, body and face (for travelling for example), this would be it.
Müller, 1 €
GOT2B Mein Color Shampoo
This is a coloured shampoo that is meant for refreshing violet hair (for example if you’re using Schwarzkopf Got2B Farb Artist hair colour in Blueberry Lila) or creating a pastel effect on blonde hair. Don’t expect a very vibrant colour, but I got a nice pastel on my lightest blonde hair, on darker parts it was already not deep enough to cover it. I applied a lot, first lathering it up so it covered all the hair, then I just applied without lathering like I would a conditioner and left it on for 5 minutes. I used for the second shampooing, so it would lather up easier, first was done with Aveo. It leaves the hair with that nice silky feeling, like I just used a conditioner which is very good. It’s not nearly as intense as Colour Refresh, but faster to use if you want just a light pastel. However, there is a problem that is starting to concern me – I’ve washed my hair three times already and the colour isn’t coming off. I fear it permanently tinted my lightest hair, but it says it should last 8-10 washes, so we’ll see if I can get it off in more washes. This also exists in pink and silver.
Müller, 4.99 €
L’OREAL PARIS Elvital Deep Purple Maske
Müller, 4.99 €
BALEA Styling Finishing Stick
DM, 2.99 €
LA RIVE Miss Dream Set
Leclerc, 9 €
I never had one of these and I’ve never tried any such extractors. I’m not sure what the common consensus is about these, but I’ve always had it in the back of my mind that you shouldn’t use them or whatever people are screaming on social media at the moment, but I got myself one anyway because no face mask, BHA products, AHA products or anything at all has made a difference and though I suspect this will neither, I’m giving it a try (and failing so far). I use blackhead patches very rarely and while they pull stuff out from the pores, they just don’t look any different. I haven’t used this much, to be fair I don’t really know how too as when I try it, not a lot comes from the pores and I don’t want to be rough. I haven’t tried to use it on white spots as I tend to leave those alone and wait for them to dry or use a corsx patch. I can say that this feels well-made and it wasn’t too expensive.
DM, 2.99 €
*NYX Worth the Hype Mascara
I didn’t open this, but I went to check reviews if it’s worth trying it out. It’s a regular mascara and you know I’m generally not fond of them, but I see reviews are positive. It has a 4.3 stars on Ultra and for a mascara that’s high. Well see if I’ll give it ago. Honestly I just know it’s not going to hold a curl and I just don’t like trying such formulas even if they have a very voluminous effect.
*BRONX COSMETICS #nofilterneeded Camouflage Concealer
Coverage & finish: It covers a lot, it’s pretty much full coverage and excellent especially for red blemish marks, but on me it’s obvious on the skin. I much prefer the lighter, more hydrating Booster concealer that melts into my skin seamlessly.
Staying power: Luckily this concealer starts to look better in time, provided of course I have my heavy cream under it. It lasts ok under the eyes, while it rubbed off my spots in a some hours, but I didn’t set it with powder and like I said I wore a heavy moisturiser under it.
Shade: Porcelain is the lightest shade I’ve ever tried and it’s a bit too light even for me, so if you’re looking for something ultra pale, this is it. I dug out my ancient Nars Radiant concealer in Chantilly to compare, but mine was too dried out and possibly oxidised, so it’s not a good comparison.
*WET N WILD Mega Last Matte Lip Color
*WET N WILD Mega Last High-Shine Lip Color
Mad for Mauve
I liked this immediately, everything the shade and the formula. It’s a complete opposite of the matte mega last – soft, creamy, very easy to apply and comfortable on the lips. It may not last as long, but I firmly believe most would pick this formula instead of the hard, matte one of the black tubes. Shade is super pretty, a very natural looking lip colour for me. Big fan of this one.
*WET N WILD Color Icon Lip Liner
Berry Red and Willow
*CATRICE More than Glow Highlighter
*WIBO Million Dollar Glow Bouncy Highlighter
This gets points for looking kinda cool or at least interesting, but immediately when I saw the deep golden shade, I decided I’ll probably keep this one for someone with a darker skin tone than mine. Sorry if you were interested in a review. Wibo is a new brand to me, but it’s a Polish brand that is sold on Ličila.si or Pink Panda as it’s known in some other European countries.
*HAIR WONDER Hair Repair Serum
You know I’m a little bit fickle when it comes to ingredients and I did not like the look of fragrance right after the first two silicones and that alcohol high on the list, but it does have a good amount of proteins and actually the texture is very thick, which I always like at a serum. I only had two capsules and one was not enough for my hair, but I used it once on damp hair before blow-drying and once on dry hair. I didn’t notice any smoothing effect when I was blow-drying my hair, but like I said one was so small and I use about three times the amount, on dry hair it did what other serums do, so it smoothed down flyaways gave shine and made the hair more pulled together. Reviews on Amazon praise, so it’s well liked and it’s available in box with 14 capsules.
*IKOO INFUSIONS Thermal Treatment Wrap Color Protect & Repair Mask
So far I’ve only tried one of these wraps and it was from Balea, which was profoundly disappointing and I had low expectations for this one, which turned out to be right. For one I had the same problem as at Balea and that is that due to the length of my hair, the product didn’t coat much of my hair no matter how much I tried to massage it in, most of it ended on the top of the head. 35 g should be enough for my hair, but it just gets lost in the cap, maybe it’s be better if it had some product in a separate compartment, so us with long hair could apply it on the ends before putting on the cap. There was no self-heating effect either just like a Balea, but the cap was better quality and the sticker held well. Since I wouldn’t get it all over the hair, only my top part got the max conditioning effect and it was okay for the first day, my hair felt light and silky, but then it got very dry and I had to apply a lot of oil. I actually had to wash my hair again after only two days to get some moisture back in (usually I wash my hair once a week). It’s too expensive for the effect I got, but my hair is so very dry that I’m a bad reviewer as far as an average person is concerned. Maybe on shorter, less dry hair than mine, it’s nice, reviews are mostly glowing after all.
*REVOLUTION Scented Candle
Revolution has a selection of candles as well as diffusers. Finding Balance is said to smell like ginger and lily, at which I smell more lilies than ginger, but the latter gives it a fresh, uplifting kick. These are said to burn 40 hours.
*GLOV Moon Pad Reusable Makeup Remover Pad