EMPTIES │ July Empties (the biggest empties so far)


july empties

Hello lovelies,

it seems that being persistent pays off. When the month started, I didn’t think I’d have so many empties, but I’ve determinately stuck with using up the products and the result is here – the biggest empties post so far. Even though there is a lot of small samples, there’s still quite a generous amount of full sized products. Surprisingly, several make-up items are gone, too (among which the unspendable Dior blush). In the light of my pre no-buy haul, I’m glad to have more space.

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EVELINE Mini Max #800 Swatch & Review

eveline mini max 800

Hello lovelies,

the not so nice weather allows me on working through a bunch of swatches I’ve done ages ago, but never had a chance to post. Today it is Eveline Mini Max’s turn.

FORMULA and APPLICATION: Medium thick, but easy to work with. It went on evenly – there were no streaks and/or bald spots. It was completely opaque in two coats.

COLOUR and FINISH: #800 is a pale rosy lilac crème. On my nails it looks slightly pinker than in the bottle.

MY COMMENT: Out of all pale lilac polishes, this one is my favourite. The formula puts Essie crèmes to shame.

Swatches (2 coats, no base or top coat)

eveline mini max 800 4


eveline mini max 800 3


eveline mini max 800 2


eveline mini max 800 1

xoxo Tamara

Eveline Color Instant 691 Swatch & Review

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FORMULA and APPLICATION: Very thin and super sheer, but easy to work with. It requires more coats to achieve a full opacity – at least three.

COLOUR and FINISH: A bright shimmery fuchsia pink jelly. The base colour is warm-toned, but the shimmer flashes blue.

MY COMMENT: It’s pink, lol. I’m not a fan of the formula – it reminds me a bit of a Moment nail polish, but I am a fan of this colour.

Swatches: 3 coats, no top coat

eveline color instant 691


eveline color instant 691 2


eveline color instant 691 1

xoxo Tamara

EVELINE Mini Max #817 Nail Polish Swatch & Review (Pantone colour of the year – Radiant Orchid)

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Hello lovelies,

as you probably know the colour of the year 2014 according to Pantone institute is Radiant Orchid (a medium dark purplish pink). Eveline Mini Max in #817 is very similar to it.

FORMULA & APPLICATION – a thin formula which is easy to work with. It is very sheer jelly – in one coat it looks like a stain – you can barely see it on the nails. As you apply more and more coats, the colour intensifies. It applies evenly – there are no streaks or bald spots.

COLOUR and FINISH – a super shiny purplish pink jelly.

MY OPINION – I think that the fact that I’ve accidentally purchased it twice says enough about how much I like this shade.

Here are swatches: 3 coats, no base or top coat:

eveline mini max 817


eveline mini max 817 2


eveline mini max 817 1

xoxo Tamara

NOTD: China Glaze Mango Madness and Eveline Mini Max #807

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Hello lovelies,

I’m still uninspired as ever when it comes to manicures – partly because of the lack of time and partly because of my laziness. This is a manicure I worn several days ago. I worn Eveline Mini Max #807 which I covered with two coats of China Glaze Mango Madness.

Mango Madness was actually a slight disappointment – from the photos I thought I was getting a flakie, but instead I got a color shifting glitter in an orangey base – it actually looks a lot like an orange version of Essence’s Party Princess. However, I love it in this combo more than I though I would.

P.S. I went a bit overboard with clean-up – the gap didn’t look so large in real life. I just can never get it right.

notd ch mango madness eveline

notd ch mango madness eveline 2

Thank you for reading,

xoxo Tamara

January Empties :)

jan empties

Hello lovelies,

I don’t know about you, but seeing a bunch of empties makes me really happy. The reason probably is the fact that I’m really set on minimizing my collection this year and so far January has been a great month for empties. It’s a pretty long post, so I’ll skip to the main part:

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EVELINE Color Instant #362 Swatch & Review

eveline 362

Hello lovelies,

today I have prepared swatches of Eveline #362 nail polish.


APPLICATION: 1 coat is sheer and uneven, with visible streaks. You need at least three coats to even it out.

COLOUR and FINISH: Light pink crème jelly.

BRUSH: Thin, round, easy to work with.

WEAR TIME: 3 days


AVAILABILITY and PRICE: at Kozmo drugstore (16,99 kn)

TAMARA’s COMMENT: I like this type of nail polish as a “palate cleansing” after all the holos and glitters. The pink is universally flattering and this shade is very work appropriate.

Swatches: 3 coats + Seche Vite:

eveline 362 3

eveline 362 1

eveline 362 2

Thank you for reading,

xoxo Tamara


december empties


Hello lovelies,

here are the items I spent the last month. It is not too much, but I’ve managed to use up the eyeshadows I had for a while, as well as an eyeliner. Also, in my next empties post (January) I’ll start with counting the items in several categories: skincare/haircare, make-up, fragrance, full-size product, mini/gwp product, sample. I consider a mini/GWPs as facial/make-up/products which contain 5 or more milliliters, but less than a full size or hair/body products which contain 10 or more milliliters. Nailpolishes containing 5 or less milliliters are also considered as a mini size.

Ovo su proizvodi koje sam potrošila ovaj prosinac. Nije previse, ali uspjela sam potrošiti dva sjenila i olovku za oči. Također bih željela najaviti da ću od sljedećeg posta potrošene proizvode zapisivati u nekoliko kategorija: njega kože ili kose, dekorativna kozmetika, parfemi, puna veličina, mini veličina, tester. Kao mini veličinu smatram sve proizvode za njegu lica/šminku/lakove za nokte koji sadrže 5 ili vise mililitara (ali manje nego puna veličina) i proizvode za njegu kose koji sadrže 10 ili vise mililitara. Lakovi od 5 i manje mililitara su također mini.

Onto the products.

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I’ll start with sample foils: the first is Sisley Soir de Lune body cream, which is a great product if you like the scent. The next is Sisley Eye Contour Mask. I like it and I think this is my last sample, which makes me sad. I don’t think I’ll purchase a full size, but I’ll probably try to find a cheaper version.

Apivita Express Beauty with Grape is a good mask with really strong scent.

SVR Chronolys Eye Contour cream is a nice introductory eye cream.

Sisleya Anti-Aging Concentrate is an overpriced serum which does nothing special. It moisturizes the skin, but other than this I didn’t find any other benefits.

Prva na redu je Sisley Soir de Lune krema za tijelo. Ukoliko vam se sviđa Soir de Lune miris, obožavat ćete ju. Zatim je na redu Sisley okoloočna gel-maska. Sviđa mi se, ali mislim da je ovo bio zadnji tester zbog čega sam malo tužna. Ne vjerujem da ću kupiti punu veličinu, ali ću portažiti jeftiniju varijantu.

Apivita Express Beauty with Grape je dobra maska, ali ima prejak miris za moj ukus.

SVR Chronolys je dobra početna krema za okoloočno područje.

Sisleya Anti Aging Concentrate je preskup serum koji nema nekakav poseban učinak. Hidratizira, ali to je sve.

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The next are bigger products. First is a random shower gel. It is a mini size and I have found a bunch of these so I’ll continue to use them up. It has a nice pine and incense like scent.

Eveline Silm Extreme Peeling Massage Shower Gel is more of a shower gel than peeling. I would use it if I were on a seaside and had to wash off super heavy sunscreen, but as an exfoliator it is too mild.

Sisley Floral Toning Lotion is my go to toner.

Yves Rocher Monoi Dry Oil is a nice oil with a tiare scent which is perfect for summer. I’m definitely repurchasing it.

Na redu su malo veća pakiranja. Prvi je na redu nekakav gel za tuširanje. Našla sam hrpu tih mini gelova u ormariću s kozmetikom (pojma nemam otkud se to stvorilo), pa ću ih nastaviti koristit. Gel inače miriše malo po crnogorici i tamjanu,

Eveline Slim Extreme Peeling Massage Shower Gel je više gel za tuširanje nego piling. Kupit ću ga ponovno ako odem na more i treba mi gel za tuširanje koji će sigurno skinuti naslage kreme za sunčanje i soli, ali kao piling je preblag.

Sisley Floral Toning Lotion moj je svakodnevni tonik.

Yves Rocher Monoi Oil je krasno suho ulje s mirisom gardenije s Tahitija koji je savršen za ljeto. Definitivno ga ponovno kupujem.

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The last is make-up. I have spent Guerlain Retractable Eyeliner in Bohemian after several years of using it. The colour was nice (purple), but the pencil itself was too hard to apply.

The next are two Artdeco eyeshadows: shades 208 and 218 (brownish taupe and brown). I like them, but there was only a bit left and it cluttered my space so I decided to use them up.

Emporio Armani Diamonds is a fragrance which left no impression on me. I am a fan of heavier fragrances, but this one was so bland I can’t even remember if I like it or not.

Zadnja na redu je šminka. Nakon par godina upotrebe konačno sam potrošila Guerlain olovku za oči. Nijansa je bila krasna, ali se jako teško nanosila.

Zatim su tu dva Artdeco sjenila: nijanse 208 i 218 (sivo-smeđa i smeđa). Sviđaju mi se, ali budući da je ostalo samo malo sjenila uz rub, odlučila sam ih do kraja potrošiti.

Emporio Armani Diamonds je miris koji na mene nije ostavio nikakav dojam. Inače volim jače mirise, ali ovaj je toliko bezličan da se ne mogu sjetiti sviđa li mi se ili ne.

Do you keep records of the products you spent?

Thank you for reading,

xoxo Tamara

2013 Nail Polish Favourites (mainstream brands) – TOP 20

Hello lovelies,

here’s the second part of my favourite nail polishes in 2013. This list will feature mainstream brands and it will feature 20 favourite nail polishes (which are not necessarily launched 2013). Again, I didn’t assign the places (picking them out was hard enough), I’ll present them according to their price.

First, I’ll start with high-end polishes. This year I went on a Chanel binge and got from 7 to 27 Chanels. It is only natural that three of them are on the list. I also discovered Deborah Lippmann (I previously considered it an overpriced glitter) and Butter London (I need to find another EU-based store with free shipping since HqHair refuses to ship nail polish to Croatia).

Pictured above are: Chanel Taboo, Chanel Distraction, Chanel Bel-Argus, Deborah Lippmann Mermaid’s Dream, Deborah Lippmann Mermaid’s Kiss and Butter London Shag.

The next are mid-range, mostly US brands (Essie, for example). This year I got my first OPIs and one has already managed to end on the favourites list. I have also found a perfect, but discrete nail polish which can improve every manicure and an excellent New CID brand (also unavailable because HqHair refuses to ship polish to Croatia). There’s also Orly which has great formulation and huge bottles (which are impossible to spend in my case). Of course, here’s Color Club – I almost put both Halo Hues collections in my favourites, but I decided it would be a bit over the top so I randomly picked one to represent them whole.

Pictured are: Color Club Cherubic, Orly Hot Shot, OPI Germanicure, New CID Strawberry Gateau, Essie Using My Maiden Name, Essie The Lace is On, China Glaze Snow Globe.

The last are drugstore nail polishes. I have to admit that recently Croatian drugstores got some interesting nail polishes, like Depend holos. I could also have a whole category for Golden Rose, but I have picked only one to represent them whole. I’m glad to see that holo love is spreading – Oriflame have released Color Shine Palladium collection (scattered holos) and I hope it won’t take long for them to release linear holos, too. I also have to mention Eveline Mini Max Nail polish in what reminds me of Pantone’s color of the 2014 – Radiant Orchid.

Above are: Oriflame Fuchsia Palladium, Moment 201, Golden Rose Jolly Jewels 113, Eveline Mini Max 817, Eveline Color Instant 691, Depend Holographic 2032 and Ados 532.

You may have noticed that textured nail polish was a big hit in 2013 – almost every brand has their version of textures. I only have one which I love, but I’d like to try more to see how I really feel about textures.

What are your favourites?

Thank you for reading,

xoxo Tamara

New In: Maybelline, ILNP, Jade and Make Up Factory

newin drugstore ilnp jade

Hello lovelies,

today I’m going to show you the items I got last week. As Christmas is approaching, I’m getting busier. Today I started making a gift for my mother. I won’t say what it is (in case she peeks here), but includes a lot of DIY and artistic talent which I lack. I already managed to ruin the kitchen counter and kitchen tiles, enough said. Tomorrow I’m going to start the next phase of the project, as well as start making chocolate pralines (yum). No doubt I’ll have chocolate all over the kitchen :) Anyway, let’s go back to the haul.

Danas ću vam pokazati stvari koje sam kupila prošli tjedan. Sve sam zaposlenija kako se Božić bliži. Danas sam započela prvu fazu izrade poklona za mamu. Neću reći što radim (ako ona slučajno svrati na blog), ali projekt iziskuje dosta uradi sam i umjetničkog talenta čime baš i nisam obdarena. Već sam uspjela uništiti radnu ploču i pločice. Sutra započinjem novu fazu projekta, a također moram početi raditi praline. Bez sumnje, začokoladirat ću cijelu kuhinju :) A sad se vratimo kozmetici.

newin ilnp holiday

First are my favourite items: I Love Nail Polish Christmas Collection. I got all three shades during pre-sale, but I also added My Little Glacier (H) to complete my ultra-chrome collection. I have to say Nostalgia is my absolute favourite and I’m planning on wearing it soon.

Prvi su na red došli moji najdraži proizvodi: I Love Nail Polish božićna kolekcija lakova. Naručila sam sve tri nijanse, ali sam još dodala i My Little Glacier (H) kako bih upotpunila Ultrachrome kolekciju,


newin jade

Another favourites are Jade Holographic nail polishes. I got it on a whim thanks to Makeup Alley nail board where I found a discount code. I started with 6 shades out of 9 available there (I didn’t get blue and silver shades). I’m planning on getting at least 9 shades which are available at llarowe.

Drugi su favoriti Jade Holografico lakovi koje sam neplanski kupila zahvaljujući Makeup Alley forumu gdje sam pronašla kod za popust. Za početak sam naručila 6 od dostupnih 9 nijansi (nisam uzela plave i srebrnu), a namjeravam s llarowe naručiti preostale.

newin makeup factory

Yesterday I’ve mentioned finding the perfect countouring shade. It is Make-up Factory mat eyeshadow in the shade #08. It is perfect, slightly taupey medium dark brown. I tried it on my skin and it doesn’t pull orange or muddy. I also got three nail polishes. By the way, Make-Up Factory is 40% off at Martimex perfumeries.

Jučer sam spomenula da sam nasal savršeni proizvod za konturiranje. Radi se o Make-Up Factory mat sjenilu u nijansi #08. To je savšena, pomala sivkasta srednje smeđa. Isprobala sam ga na koži i ne izgleda narančasto ili prljavo. Također sam uzela tri laka za nokte. Usput, svi Make-Up Factory proizvodi su sniženi 40% u Martimex parfumerijama.

newin maybelline

The last is my drugstore treasure. I found 4 Maybelline Polka Dots nail polishes at Kozmo. What surprised me the most is that they were brand new and unopened. Usually it is impossible to find an unopened cosmetic product in Croatian drugstores. While I was there, I got another Eveline nail polish.

Well, this would be all. I still have some stuff waiting in the mail which I’ll show when they arrive.

Na kraju je red na ulov iz drogerija. Pronašla sam 4 Maybelline Polka Dots laka za nokte u Kozmu i svi su začudo bili netaknuti i neotvarani. To me je osobito iznenadilo, jer je inače prava lutrija pronaći bilo koji kozmetički proizvod koji nije prethodno otvaran. Kad sam već bila tamo, uzela sam i Eveline lak za nokte.

Evo, to bi bilo to. Još imam neke stvari koje sam naručila i koje ću vam pokazati kad stignu.

Thank you for reading,

xoxo Tamara

EVELINE Mini Max #803 Nail Polish Review and Swatch

eveline 803 bottle

Hello lovelies,

today I have a swatch of Eveline Mini Max nail polish in the shade #803. Mini Max polishes come in a small 6ml bottle and retail for approximately $1.50 (9,99 kn).

#803 is a light crème mint which leans on the blue side. The consistency is not too thick, but it applies unevenly in one coat. It wears for two to three days without chipping.

eveline 803 swatch nails


eveline 803 swatch


eveline 803 swatch nail polish

Thank you for reading :)

xoxo Tamara

NOTD: Purple and Glitter

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Hello lovelies,

I wanted to remove several untried polishes from my list and here’s the result.

I used the following polishes for the manicure:

purple glitter notd polish

Eveline Mini Max #800 (light purple)

Moment #204 (purple glitter)

Golden Rose Paris #98 (holo glitter)

I love this manicure, but I’ve discovered one thing – removing glitter from the tips of nails is a hard work. My nails were constantly bending, I thought I’d break them. It made me want to file my nails down to nubs :)

purple glitter notd


purple glitter notd 2

Thank you for reading.

xoxo Tamara

EVELINE Mini Max Nail Polish #807 Swatch and Review

eveline 807 bottle

Hello lovelies,

I hope you are enjoying this week :)

Today I’m going to talk about Eveline Mini Max nail polishes. I first discovered Eveline through their excellent and dirt cheap anti cellulite products. Very soon I’ve realized that they have make-up and skincare line too. After finding my HG nail treatment and base coat (8 in 1) I saw that they also make nail polish. They have several lines and Mini Max is my favourite. I currently own only 6 of Mini Max, but I don’t doubt that the number will increase since they are so affordable (approximately $1.5 for 6 ml).

#807 is, together with Chanel’s Distraction, one of my favourite pinky coral polishes. It is a very pigmented crème pink coral. It applies evenly and opaque in one coat, however, I like to apply two just for a good measure.

The wear-time is average – 2-3 days but this is good enough for me.

The following swatches are made with 2 coats, no top or base coat.


eveline 807 nail

eveline 807 swatch

eveline 807 nail swatch

Thank you for reading:)

xoxo Tamara


New In: EVELINE, KONAD, MOMENT, YOLIZUL, GOLDEN ROSE and E-BAY – Shopping + Nail Polish Swatches

collective nail polish haul

Hello lovelies,

I’m bringing you probably my biggest shopping ever (at least when it comes to nail polish). This post will also feature swatches of the nail polish (on swatching sticks), but I’ll give a full swatches on nails later, once I’ve had a chance to wear the polish.

I’ve got stuff from Eveline, Konad, Golden Rose as well as two brands I’ve been unfamiliar with up until now but which I discovered through Pandora: Moment and Yolizul.

First onto e-bay stuff: today I received nail art dotting set which features 5 dotting tools. I can’t wait to try it. I also ordered a set of nail art striping tapes  in 10 different colors. I’ve ordered both from art-la-lic e-bay seller.

ebay haul

Considering my nail-polish addiction, I was only too happy that another set of swatch sticks arrived today because I have only 10 sticks empty left. The swatch sticks are from hkiron-aus.

And now onto the fun stuff – the nail polish.

moment nail polish

First are Moment and Yolizul. As far as I know, both are Spanish brands and in Croatia they are available in Offertissima (a dollar store). Moment retail for 9 kn and Yolizul is 7kn. The quality of Moment polishes varies – some shades are opaque in one coat while some would need at least three coats. Orange Yolizul glitter is interesting, but red is too plain and I already have a similar Golden Rose polish.

moment nail polish swatches

Here are the swatches: from L to R: Moment 12, 48, 6, 16 and 103; Yolizul 252 and 160.

eveline mini max

The next are Eveline polishes. I absolutely adore their Mini Max line and I couldn’t resist when I saw the green ones on sale in Kozmo drugstore (6.99kn). I’ve bought the other two for their full price (9.99kn). I can’t remember the price of the Colour Instant one, but it was around 15kn. The quality is generally excellent – almost all Mini Maxes are one-coaters, but the purple one is sheer even after two coats.

Also, all green shades are darker – for some reason they don’t look true on the photo (probably because of the sun, the other shades are good – you can see more accurate shade on the group photo).

eveline mini max swatches

Here are the swatches: Mini Max 803, 808, 810, 605, 817 and Colour Instant 691.


The last round features Konad, Depend and Golden Rose. I’m worried about Gold Konad – it is very runny so I’m not sure how it will function for nail stamping. I got Depend opalescent polish which is not very swatch friendly on a transparent stick, but it is very pretty. Depend also has holographic polishes and I got a blue one – usually all the blue holos are turquoise or aqua and I wanted something really blue. The only problem with Depend is that they have very fragile bottles – the blue is my second holo because I broke the first bottle. Really surprising as I had Chanel, Max Factor and Born Pretty polishes fall of a much higher height and nothing happened. Depend, on the other hand, shattered completely. And finally, my new Golden Rose Jewels. I absolutely love them.

konad swatch

Here are the swatches: Konad White Pearl and Gold, Depend 363 and 2032, Golden Rose 105, 111, 115.

Thank you for reading.

Have a great day,

xoxo Tamara

EVELINE Slim Extreme 3D Anti Cellulite Peeling Massage Shower Gel Review and Ingredients

Eveline is one of my favourite budget friendly companies, especially when it comes to body care, although they make make-up and skincare, too.

Slim Extreme 3D Anti Cellulite Peeling Massage Shower Gel is one of my favourite body exfoliator (others being L’Oreal Exfotonic which is discontinued and Sisley Foaming Exfoliant which is expensive).

Eveline Peeling Gel comes in a 200 ml flip top opening tube and retails for around $5. This is both the shower gel and exfoliator in one. It also claims that it helps to reduce cellulite in combination with Eveline anticellulite creams, but I haven’t tried it that way, so I cannot comment the claims.

The exfoliating beads are tiny, but there could be more of them – for my skin that amount of beads works if I use it daily. However, if I only use it from time to time, it is not strong enough.

A bonus is that it can be used as a 2 in 1 (especially if you don’t have sensitive skin) which makes it the perfect product for travelling.

As a shower gel, it foams up and it cleanses well. It has a slightly minty scent.

I like it, but I’m not sure I love it. However, for the price, it is still my favourite choice.

EVELINE 8 in 1 Total Action Intensive Nail Conditioner Review


I’ve heard many raves about Eveline 8 in 1 Total Action Intensive Nail Conditioner. It comes in a 12ml bottle and retails for approximately $5.

My nails are usually fine, but they became very fragile and brittle since I often put and remove nail polish and for over two years I cannot grow the nails on my pointing fingers (you can see on my nail polish swatches that these nails are much shorter than the rest). Every time I think that I have succeeded, the nails break down or split and I’m at the beginning again.

I’ve tried everything: moisturizing them, putting a top-coat over, cutting them short and hoping that they’ll grow ok, not using any polish and just leave it alone to recover – as you can see none of this helped.

Eveline Nail Conditioner is supposed to be applied on a clean nail – one layer per day for four days in a row. Then you remove it and start all over again. I have to admit that I don’t follow the rules – I sometimes skip the day, but I can still see the results.

My nails are much firmer and they do not break as easily. The nails on the pointing fingers are very, very close to full recovery. I dare to say that in a month or two they’ll be fully recovered.

Nail Conditioner looks milky white in the bottle, but applies like a semitransparent shiny nail polish. When I have it on, my nails look very groomed, as if I had a French manicure. The Conditioner doesn’t chip off and when I put the nail polish over it, it prolongs the wear of the nail polish to 4 or 5 days (usually it is 2).

I have to warn you that the Conditioner contains formaldehyde, so if you are sensitive or allergic, stay away from it. The smell of the conditioner sometimes irritates my eyes.

Also, the conditioner will help your nails, but it can dry out your cuticles. Be prepared to regularly moisturize.

In spite of that, I highly recommend it.


Another bunch of items :). Of course, nail polishes were not necessary, but I couldn’t resist them since they were on sale.

Sisley Foaming Exfoliator reminded me to another amazing product: Eveline Anti Cellulite Body Scrub/Shower Gel. I have used it a couple of years ago and I don’t realize why I have stopped it.

I also got myself a cellulose bathing spoonge. Currently I’m using a natural spoonge from the sea, but I have wanted something a bit harsher for a light exfoliation.

The nail polishes (from l to r):

Max Factor Max Effect Mini nail polish Fantasy Fire

Max Factor Max Effect Mini nail polish Cappuccino

Max Factor Max Effect Mini nail polish Ivory

Max Factor Max Effect Mini nail polish Diva Coral

Bourjois So Laque in Beige Glamour.

Oh, and I have almost forgotten Declaré moisturizer (not on the photo). This brand has been available in Croatia for quite some time, but I have always ignored the counter. Several days ago I saw the package of one cream which reminded me of Sisley Sisleya creams. That was enogut for me to stop and study the brand a bit more. Basically, they are formulated for sensitive skin, not too expensive (the majority of the prices vary from $25-$50, although there are some more expensive products). I already have goten my eyes set on a pore minimizing serum (don’t remember the exact name)

Anyway, I caught the sight of several travel size moisturizers which come in small 15ml jars. This amount will be more than enough for me to test it.

For a start I have bought a travel size of Hydro Energy cream (costs around $8).The ingredients seem ok and I can’t wait to spend Bioderma to try this one instead.

Thank you for reading.

EVELINE Sun Protection Face Cream SPF50 Review

I’m finally back and, as promised, my first review is Eveline Sun Protection Face Cream. The cream is very cheap – it costs around $5 for 50ml. It is a combination sunscreen – it contains both mineral and chemical filters to assure good UVA and UVB protection. Since one of the filters is Titanium Dioxide, it will leave a whiteish cast.

The cream itself is very thick, but as you spread it, it becomes greasy. I don’t think I would recommend it as an everyday sunscreen, underneath the makeup. I don’t believe that any makeup would stay long on such a greasy base. In spite of the greasiness, it feels really comfortable on the face. It is not drying – it is probably one of the most moisturizing sunscreen I’ve had chance to use.

The cream protects well – I’ve been exposed to sun every day – from morning to evening, and my face got darker just for one shade – from NC15 to NC20 (my body, where I’ve been using Lavozon SPF30, is NC35).

What makes this cream inappropriate for the beach (and every other activity which includes getting your face moist) is that the cream goes off in contact with water. I’m aware that nothing can be 100% waterproof, but if I would drink a glass of water, the cream above my upper lip would disappear. This means you will have to reapply it even more often that other sunscreens. On the other hand, it will be easy to remove, so it is less probable that it would cause breakouts or clog pores.




Project 10 Pans: Part 3 – Body and Haircare

Last Saturday, I’ve announced my new project through which I’m hoping to finally get rid some of the stuff from my stash. There are 42 product on the list, so I’ve split them up into three parts (makeup, skincare, body and haircare).

You can find older posts here:

Make-Up + Rules


Click to see BODY and HAIRCARE items