REVLON Photoready Eye Primer + Brightener
REVLON Photoready Cheek Flushing Tint
I’ve had cheek stains before and this one is by far the nicest – nicer than the famous Benetint or Poseytint. It’s got a lot of pigmentation, so I need a dot or two for a nice flush on my cheeks (I’m very pale) and it blends much nicer, smoother than others I’ve tried. I’ve never been a fan of cheek tints because they tend to leave a stronger stain just on the place you applied it first, while this one blends out evenly. It looks very natural on the cheeks because the texture is light. Spotlight is a warm pink that adds a classic babydoll pink flush on my cheeks.
REVLON Colorstay Overtime Lipcolor
REVLON Kiss Cushion Lip Tint
A repurchase. I saw these 50% off at the register and I just grabbed one so I’ll have a backup for when I’ll have only rubbish (PR) mascaras in stock. It’s my favourite regular formula, though it’s not amazingly volumising because the formula isn’t particularly thick, still it’s a very good performer and it combs the lashes nicely, creates a nice fanned out effect and no matter how much I apply it, it doesn’t got clumpy. The formula is not super wet, still it doesn’t hold a curl, but it also doesn’t weigh my lashes completely down.
Müller, regular price 9.99 €
A repurchase meant to be another backup. I talk a lot about this mascara and I’ve use up several tubes. It holds my lashes curled all day like I expect from a mascara and it gives a lot of length+ volume.
Müller, 2.99 €
CATRICE ICOnails Gel Lacquer
88 Pink Makes the Heart Glow Fonder
Müller, 2.89 €
I got this in a PR parcel, but I had this formula before and there is an old full review about it. I’m not a fan, so mine will go to someone else. It’s a mascara that is great at defining the lashes, as you might expect given the plastic brush, but it’s not very volumising and it doesn’t hold a curl.
*WET N WILD Color Icon Glitter Single
This is a cream glitter eyeshadow with a good colour payoff when I swatch it, but it sucks on the eyelids. I’m quite useless when it comes to makeup tricks and maybe I just don’t know how to make this work, but all I get is a sheer wash of colour with some metallic patches. It’s so soft and greasy that it keeps moving when I apply it and I just can’t get an opaque transfer on the lids even if I try to tap this on either with fingers or a synthetic flat blush. I’ve tried it with a base and without and this just creases so fast. Toasty is a copper glitter shade that looks very orange on me.
*WET N WILD Megaslick Balm Stain
Coral Of The Story
I thought this will be completely sheer, but it has a decent colour pay-off. It’s not fully opaque, but close. Formula is nicely balmy and feels comfortable on the lips, I could even call it moisturising. Colour is quite surprisingly not orange at all on me, instead it’s a warm pink, but a bit bright for my taste. This has a strong scent of cherry candy.
*WET N WILD Silk Finish Lipstick
BALEA MEN Energy Augen Roll-on
DM, 3.99 €
BALEA Beauty Effect Retinol Nacht Serum
DM, 4.99 €
BALEA Vital+ Straffende Nachtcreme
Firming Night Cream
DM, 4.49 €
BALEA Vital 5 in 1 Anti-Müdigkeits Augencreme
5 in 1 Anti-fatigue Eye Cream
DM, 1.19 € (original price 4.19 €)
CV Overnight 7 Tage Intensiv-Kur
NEUTROGENA Cellular Boost 100% Hydrogel Eye Mask
Müller, 3.49 €
*ESSENCE Hello, Good Stuff! 3 in 1 Face Mist
A hydrating mist that has the ingredients of a toner, so it’s a refreshing spray rather than one that will help the makeup last longer. Ingredients are nice, it can be used before and over makeup or as a part of a skin care routine. Mist is nicely fine. This should smell like watermelon, but it’s more of an unidentified fruity scent.
*ESSENCE Hello, Good Stuff! Face Serum
A hydrating and as Essence says glow serum. It has pineapple extract high on the list, which I assume they mean as the glow giving ingredient, and it also has hyaluronic acid and glycerine. It feels like a decent hydrating serum that absorbs quickly. It has a pineapple scent.
*ESSENCE Hello, Good Stuff! Tinted Beauty Cream
This is way too dark for me to test, so I can’t and I won’t. This is a very dark medium shade. I tried mixing it with Adjusting Drops and I’d have to use more than the cream. I can’t assess the coverage, but the texture felt on the thick side based on the swatch. Someone else with review it, I’m sure, I wasn’t the only one that got this PR parcel.
ESSENCE Hello, Good Stuff! Face Primer
I wouldn’t call this a primer as much as a face cream with decent looking ingredients. Aside from the promised hemp seed oil, it also has squalane and aloa. It’s a medium thick cream that doesn’t absorb fast, leaves a nourishing layer of product on the skin and not a smooth primer-like base. It’s looks like a nice product for dry skin, whether you use it under makeup or by itself. It has the obnoxious herbal scent.
Serum, tinted moisturizer and primer.
AVEO MED 2 in 1 Duche & Shampoo
A repurchase. I raved about this recently in my September favourites and I got a backup, since I use this now at every wash. It reminds me a lot of my favourite L’Oreal Extraordinary oil, which is weird because this doesn’t have silicones, yet it leaves me with a very similar silky feeling, though despite the low pH, my scalp still feels the same like with L’Oreal shampoos, so it’s no different or healthier when I use this, but I like how it works for my hair.
Müller, 1.29 €
BALEA Soft-öl Dusche
I grabbed this when I was already at the register, so I wasn’t thinking a lot what I was taking, but I ended up liking this. It’s not as creamy rich as Dove, but nicer than average Balea shower gels and it indeed feels like there is a bit of oil in it. It’s got a classic creamy, clean scent. I’ll repurchase this.
L’OREAL Elseve Color-Vive Purple Shampoo
Another repurchase. This is an excellent, strong purple shampoo that successfully tones yellow. I use it at every wash, either alone (2nd wash) or mixed with a bit of Extraordinary Oil one because though it’s not drying, it’s doesn’t leave the same silky feeling, so basically it’s just a classic shampoo with a strong tint.
DM, 3.99 €
MOROCCANOIL Smooth Blow-dry Concentrate
SUBRINA PROFESSIONAL Premium Treatment
An interesting product by Subrina Professional, a butter for hair and body. The only similar product I had was from The Body Shop called Coconut Oil Hair Shine, which is discontinued and was more waxy-feeling. This has cocoa butter as the first ingredient followed by shea and mango butter, then coconut and kukui oil, so this is a very rich product. This is solid in the pot and you need only a small amount, then you melt it in between the palms before applying it on the hair. It’s one of the most effective product when it comes to taming the hair and especially frizz, however, as you might expect, since it’s a balm it just sits on the hair and I find that it doesn’t absorb overnight (given the ingredients I wouldn’t expect that apart from the coconut oil part, while the rest form a “shield” that prevents the moisture from leaving the hair), so this for me is more of a product I would use on days before washing, just like regular oils. When my hair is straight, I like it a lot for giving the hair a polished look, while when my hair was in its natural state I felt this didn’t do its best. On straight hair it pulled the look together, banished all frizz, yet didn’t feel or look heavy, but on my naturally dried hair I had to use a lot more and then I didn’t like it as much as La Croa Protect & Shine spray because hair lacked slip, as this treatment is silicone free. It a nice product, I’ll likely use it a lot (I already do), but it’s most useful just specific situations.
*CREATEURS DE MONOI Face, Hair and Body Oil
A second bottle, I’ve mentioned this several times that it’s my favourite “regular oil” especially for hair. It’s not just because it’s feel lighters/less greasy that coconut oil, even though it’s mix of the latter and jojoba oil, but also because it smells really nice. Scent is floral, a version of monoi scent.
My favourite conditioner for very dry hair. It’s the only one I’ve found that keeps my hair moisturised for a long time (about a week), much longer than every other formula, even the very expensive ones. I was recently told on IG that it doesn’t weight down or feel heavy on thin hair, which is good news because my hair is thick and I really don’t know how products work on thin hair. This and Pantene are my drugstore favourites, Pantene leaves the hair more silky, but doesn’t have such lasting results, while this is silicone-free, so it doesn’t add as much slip, but it leaves the hair much softer and like I said moisturised for a long time. The packaging has 400 ml, which is superb and it smells of Pina colada.
Müller, 8.99 €
SCHWARZKOPF GLISS Oil Nutritive Nourish 2-in-1 Treatment
This caught my attention because just like Cantu, it has shea butter, and high on the ingredients list, plus it has an impressively high feedback everywhere I checked. However, this just sucks on my hair, which makes no sense given the ingredients. It’s actually the third Gliss mask I’ve tried this year, which by all accounts should work for me (good ingredients and nice thick formulas), yet disliked them all. It left my hair tangled and so coarse, worse actually than just using an Aveo shampoo and leaving my hair to dry naturally, which is insane. I had to use a ton of La Croa spray to comb my hair and even with it, the hair was just quality tangled by the morning. Hair was already very dry on the second day and my ends felt like an old broom. I had to wash my hair again on the third day. My hair just does not like Gliss masks, I don’t know what why that is, but all leave my hair with almost no slip. Reviews of Gliss stuff overall are very positive, so don’t rely on my opinion too much.
DM, 5.99 €
SCHWARZKOPF GLISS Oil Nutritive Express Repair Conditioner
DM, 2.99 €
GARNIER Fructis Oil Repair 3 Fortifying Shampoo and Conditioner
I saw these two in one of those baskets where they put stuff that’s being removed from the shelves, so they were 50% off. I remembered liking the shampoo in the past, though I’m not sure this is the same one, but was definitely similarly named. I’ve only been using the shampoo and it’s great. It’s very similar to L’Oreal Extraordinary oil and it’s wonderful for dry hair. I have yet to try the conditioner. These have a classic Fructis fruity scent.
Interspar, 1.34 € each
SUBRINA Colour Refresh Mask
Diamond Blonde and Violet
I stocked up on these because they were -35% in Müller. I use Diamond Blonde at every wash now. I mix a small amount with one of my other masks and leave it on like I normally do masks, so about 30-60 minutes. It doesn’t overtone because I don’t use a lot. Since my roots are golden-yellow I use a stronger mix of Diamond Blonde + conditioner there, than on lighter lengths were L’Oreal’s shampoo does the job anyway. Subrina is the only thing that is strong enough for my roots that I can’t bleach all the way in one go, so they when colour washes off the are golden yellow. Purple tones nicely too, but in a very small amount.
Müller, 4.99 €
BALEA Body Spray
I had a shower gel with this scent, which I liked, though at times it was a bit plasticky for a coconut scent. This was either re-released or we just got leftovers from Germany or Austria, but when I was looking for this a few months ago, it was sold out everywhere. It’s nicer than the shower gel, it’s the same summery coconuty scent, but with no plastic note. It doesn’t last long even for a body spray, so this isn’t terribly impressive overall, but it’s super cheap.
DM, 1.79 €
BALEA Kräuter Bad
I got this for the scent. It’s got a strong eucalyptus scent, which is what I was looking for and it foams nicely, as expected.
DM, 1.29 €
BALEA Fuss Bad Urea
This is thicker than regular baths and it contains 15% Urea. I don’t feel my feet are more moisturised after use, but it’s nice enough and it foams a bit.
DM, 2.19 €