It cannot possibly be the end of March already, yet it seems to be time for another look at the products I managed to finish this month. Time just seems to have flown by so I haven’t managed to empty a lot this month, just four decent skincare products.
After finding the perfect color match for my skin in the renewed make-up collection by Dutch pharmacy brand Etos, I had to try another of their base products. Such a great color match is not to be ignored, we all now how tricky finding the right shade of affordable foundation can be. I decided to try their Hydrating BB Cream in ‘my’ shade Vanilla.
That luxury feeling of high end skincare can be a great treat. Case in point? The lovely mix of neroli and rose in the Queen of Hungary face mist by Omorovicza. Instantly makes me feel happy, but high end products always come at a price. At a whopping £48 / €65 and an almost unbelievable $90 per 100 ml, is this face mist worth it?
Starting this week with another unique shade of grey nail polish by Essence: What a grey-t night! This light grey has an interesting mother of pearl effect that shimmers and adds another dimension to this polish.
There is a fine golden lustre in the polish that makes it look a little more taupe than grey and gives your nails a great shimmer without being too glittery. Unfortunately, this Essence polish doesn’t last very well on my nails, although a decent top coat helps prolong the wear. Still, a great way to test new colors or find these great unique shades for a bargain price.
Deze week beginnen we met nog een unieke grijze nagellak van Essence: What a grey-t night! Deze licht grijze lak heeft een glimmend parelmoer effect dat echt een andere dimensie aan het lakje geeft.
De fijne gouden glans in de nagellak zorgt ervoor dat de kleur wat meer taupe dan grijs overkomt en geeft een mooie subtiele glans. Helaas blijft deze Essence lak niet lang zitten op mijn nagels, maar een goede top coat helpt wel om de lak langer mooi te houden. Toch een leuke manier om nieuwe kleurtjes te testen of unieke kleuren te vinden voor een bodemprijsje.
The False Lash Effect mascara by Max Factor is one of my all time favorites, so I couldn’t resist the latest incarnation in this series: the Velvet Volume. This mascara is supposed to keep your lashes soft and flexible while still giving them a volume boost. Continue reading
It is finally here! I ran to the door yesterday, grabbed this parcel from my mail man (the poor fellow wasn’t quite sure what was happening) and ripped it open. Oh hello Fortune Favours the Brave!
Last week, I showed you a caramel colored nail polish by Essence with a semi-matte finish. Unfortunately, that color just isn’t me but I absolutely adored the finish. I dug through my stash of Essence polishes and found another amazing semi matte polish I just had to share: my dear reindeer (08).
Good tools are an essential element of achieving a great make up look. You can buy the most expensive products on the market, but without the right manner of application it can still look strange. I rely on make up sponges for an easy and flawless application of foundation and have been testing a new one: the Kiko Precision Make Up Blender.
The very first time I walked into a Lush store as a teenager was a revelation for me. Beauty products that were colourful, fragrant, fun and eco friendly. I developed quite the obsession with Lush products, but one of my enduring love affairs is with their shampoo.
It has been a while since I wrote a little post to highlight what I have been doing recently and which posts on the blog are my absolutely favorites. Time to catch up with Doves & Roses!