Saturday, February 11, 2012

Avene skin care

Combatting the cold weather has become my number one obssession these days. Dry skin on my face (and I thought I had oily complexion), even drier on my hands and never mind the legs!...something had to be done. I went to IU store and got an arsenal of Avene products - Avene TriXera cleaning gel, 400 ml, 16 EUR, no perfume, no parabens. Repair cream for dry skin Cicalfate, 40 ml, 10 EUR. Cold cream, hand cream, 75 ml, 7 EUR.
I have to say, my skin has calmed down since I started using these products, it is still early to be completely raving about them, but they surely help!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

John Frieda Sheer Blond Go Blonder spray and shampoo

My new favourites! I listen to my favourite gurus (give it up for Wayne) on YouTube and all the blonds are in love with John Frieda Go Blonder spray, I got mine (100 ml) at Di, with the shampoo (250 ml), 9 EUR each. It works, you use the spray after you have washed your hair, apply it either to your roots and comb it through or whichever section of your hair that you wish to be blonder. Followed by hot air from your hair dryer and/or your hair straightener activates the peroxide in the product. I used it 3 times to far and my 1 cm roots are virtually invisible. And the shampoo itself...very creamy in texture, I do not even need it a lot, smells amazing and it volumizes my hair - without even promising that on the bottle, love love love!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Bourjois Sweet Kiss Naturel in 06 Rose Tendre

Do you know the feeling when you want to love something so much, but simply can't? I have that with my Bourjois lipstick, the second I saw it, I thought I was in love with it, such a gorgeous, gentle shade, perfect to accentuate my natural colour. However, once you put it on, the misery starts. If I pay 13 EUR for a lipstick, I expect it to be at least moisturizing, which is not the case here. The lipstick has a matte finish, and I can guarantee you that it dries the lips quite a bit. It sinks into the wrinkles. Oh my oh my. It is only now that I have tried this lipstick, that I fully appreciate all of my Revlon ColorBurst lipsticks and even a cheap Catrice lipstick performs better than this...very disappointing!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation

This review is a bit overdue, but in my defence, I was trying to wear this foundation on a regular basis just to see how it wear throughout the day etc. My first impression was that it is too yellow for my skin but once I put it on, it blended nicely with my skin and gave it a really nice healthy sheen. My shade is no 52 Vanilla, 30 ml, bought it in Kruidvat during a special deal, 2 products for 15 EUR. I will definitely repurchase it, just to have more options on days when I feel I need apaler,  light-weight foundation with a calming effect. It has a surprisingly good coverage and yet it does not feel like a mask. Plus, the pump makes it easy to dose the product (you hear me, Revlon with your lovely but impractical ColourStay foundation!). I absolutely recommend trying it out.

Depotting Urban Decay's Primer Potion

It is good to follow the advice of others, especially if you get to save a lot of an expensive product...I was just about to throw away the mini version of Urban Decay Primer Potion that came with the Naked Palette (I got it in April last year) but before doing that, I decided to see how much was actually still left inside...and boy, it was lot...cut through, depotted, good to use some more :-)))