Recently, Essie mentioned this Dove Dry Shampoo in a favorites video and it was in the back of my mind when I went to Budapest. I was really excited when I spotted this product in their drugstore and I knew I had to have it right away. Now please whatever you do, don't ask me about the price of this, because Hungary has a different currency and I honestly don't have the foggiest. It wasn't expensive, that's all I remember. And since I just ran out of my Schauma Cotton Fresh dry shampoo, it was the perfect opportunity/excuse to get this one.
I quite like the change I made in my routine - to be honest, as much as I love Schauma's dry shampoo, I had grown a bit tired of it. This has a different scent, which is a nice change, and I also love the way it works. You don't need a lot of it, honestly, and it soaks up the oils rigt away. But let's talk about the one thing I love most about it. Volume, my peeps. Major, huge, unmistakeable VOLUME!! This makes my hair absolutely huge and I love using it on second day hair and then curling it for masses of curls. Hello, big hair! Sayonara limp locks! Other generic statements with an exclamation mark at the end!
Definitely one to try! (Živa, take it down on a notch on the exclamations, fo' real though.) I am trying to cut down on washing my hair using this - God knows what I'll do when I run out - but my hair is so so bad lately, even straight after I wash it, it still looks greasy ... I'm thinking I need a good clarifying shampoo. Do you have any suggestions? I'm just sick of my hair being so blah.
I decided to go for the shade Translucent (thankfully, since I also got the Wake me up foundation and the lightest shade they had was waaaay too dark for me - I guess I'll keep it for summertime). It really does an amazing job mattifying the skin and it gives it almost an airbrushed finish - my skin looks a lot silkier when I use this powder. I've grown out of pressed powders lately, but I wanted to give this a try nonetheless as everyone loves it so much. I have to say I was quite impressed as it really does the job perfectly! My skin does start to shine in about 4 hours, but it's nothing a quick blot cannot fix. The only problem I have with this is the packaging. It is really really cheaply made - my compact was broken when I bought it! Personally, I would pay an euro or two more if they added a mirror and made the whole thing a bit sturdier. Nonetheless, at the price of 5€, this is the best pressed powder I've tried in ages, I daresay I love it more than MAC's MSF Natural (gasp!).
I really like Revlon's Cherries in the Snow, which I wore all of last December (accompanied by my grandma's complaining about it not suiting me, but then she says that about pretty much everything I wear, I should probably wear a potato sack to please her, heheh). It's more of a blue toned red, almost a hot pink, which will make your teeth look a lot whiter. The fact that I wore it so much atests to the fact that it is one of the best reds out there! Revlon has a few nice shades, like Revlon Red and Black Cherry if you're into the vampy look.
My current favorite - Rimmel Apocalips in Big Bang. This comes in a gloss form complete with doe foot applicator, though it behaves like a lipstick on the lips. I especially love that it dries super fast and doesn't transfer on my lips (because I have had too many embarassing moments when a friend has to remind me my teeth are red). And on top of that it keeps the gloss even when it dries down. The price is great, too! Definitely my favorite pick.
This review is for YSL Rouge Volupte Sheer Candy in Succulent Pommegranate. Go for this one if you're shy when it comes to reds and don't want to go to all the fuss of applying a proper red. It's a very glossy rosy red color which feels very moisturizing on the lips, almost like a lip balm. Really nice if you plan on eating a lot - I know I am!
This mask has to be one of the easiest to use - no mess, no pot which you have to unscrew, the scent is lovely, and it works super fast. You squeeze the product out of a hole in the bottom of the packaging, and just the right amount comes out. I apply it to my ends, which are basically fried due to my ombre hair. It smells really creamy and soft, kind of like coconut and vanilla - I love it. I just leave the mask on for three minutes while I shower and then rinse it out. My hair is already noticably softer in the shower, but the effect appears when it's dry. My ends are just silky soft and so so lovely.
Orofluido Beauty Elixir is a beauty treatment for all hair types. It can be used on dry or damp hair and you don't rinse it out. I have heard that this has silicones in it and that is supposedly bad for your hair. Well, I can only tell you my personal experience and I have to say I really enjoy this product! First of all, it smells like pure vanilla, absolutely love the velvety scent. You only need the tiniest amount (seriously tiniest) because the product is so thick. I apply it on my ends first and then the leftovers through the rest of my hair. It definitely makes a difference. Since I've been taking better care of my hair I've noticed it looks so, so much better. It's softer, less dry, less split ends and way more manageable. My hair also looks healthy for the first time in years. Orofluido definitely gets a thumbs up from me.
Burt's Bees Replenishing Lip Balm with Pomegranate Oil and in the tube it's tinted - very very slightly though. Personally I have very colorless lips and I kinda look dead if I don't wear any lipstick. This is a bit annoying as sometimes lipsticks are way too drying (especially if I went to town biting my lips the previous night). This is why I love this lip balm - it's very moisturizing, but so lightly tinted that it doesn't look like you're wearing anything, while still adding some much needed color to my face. It smells lovely as well, which is an added bonus. By the way, these come in a variety of scents and flavors (beeswax, red grapefruit, honey). They cost 4,42€.
First impressions: Applied before I went to bed. Nice consistency and scent, nothing special. Sunday thoughts: Wowza! Woke up with really tightened skin under my eyes. Really helped the puffines under my eyes, but I wasn't thrilled about the tightening effect. It felt a little constricting.
First impressions: Not for me. Incense and patchouli, blah. Later thoughts: Wait a moment! It evolved into something really beautiful, sweet, vanillary, caramelly, I even smell honey. Actually really like it and it's incredibly strong - need to apply as little as possible otherwise my head starts hurting. Love the scent when it settles down.