NEW IN │ Pre-100 Days No-buy Shopping (Caudalie, La Roche Possay, Yves Rocher, Catrice, Ciate and more) Part 1

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Hello lovelies,

finally the majority of items I’ve ordered in a tiny time frame of 2 days have arrived. I’m still waiting for several nail polishes, which should hopefully arrive soon, as well as some Emma Hardie and other skincare products. After all, it’s been over 3 weeks. I think that once they arrive I’m finally set.

Now, let’s see what I’ve got so far.

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REVIEW │L’Occitane Roses et Reines Travel Kit (shower scrub, body lotion & hand cream)

l'occitane roses et reines travel kit

Hello lovelies,

Roses et Reines is a part of L’Occitane’s elegant rose collection (along with Rose 4 Reines). Some items are still available on hqhair.

4 roses are in the heart of this collection – Turkish, Grasse, Bulgarian and Moroccan rose. Together, they give a light, slightly sweet and timeless fragrance to all the products from the collection. I am not a fan of rose scent – often it can be too strong and, as much as I dislike using this word, old-fashioned. L’Occitane have, however, created a nice, fresh composition which is not overwhelming for which I’m grateful as it means that I can use it without having a headache.

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New in: Dior, L’Occitane and MoYou London


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Hello lovelies,

I’ve been shopping a bit lately and ended up overdosed on blush and bronzer. I bought a total of 3 Dior Nude bronzer/blush products.

dior nude haul

Since my YSL bronzer is almost finished, I got Nude Tan Matte in Ambre. On a first glance, Dior looks slightly darker than YSL, but I think this shade will will work very well with my skin.

Dior Nude Tan Paradise Duo was on a whim purchase. It is a part of last year’s summer collection and I couldn’t miss it. It is actually bronzer and blush duo, which seems very convenient in case I need to travel.

The last powder is a part of 2014 Transat collection – it is Dior Nude Shimmer in Pink. This is not straight out bronzer/blush, although on my skin tone it will work as such. On darker skin tones, this might work as an all-over-powder or a highlighter.

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It’s been awhile since my last L’Occitane shopping. I was playing cart tetris on hqhair and realized that I can get a discount on L’Occitane. Then I realized that they are running a GWP offer and I was sold. I already needed a shower gel, so I decided to go back to my Almond Shower oil.

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I needed to spend additional 20 GBP to get a gift so I bought a cute Shea Butter mini set. The set contains a full sized Shea Butter soap, travel sized Shea Butter shower cream and Shea Butter body cream, mini Shea Butter hand cream, Shea Butter foot cream and Shea Butter lip balm in a cute mint cosmetic bag.

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The GWP contains a travel sized body cream from Roses et Reines collection, travel sized exfoliating shower gel and mini hand cream in a cute rose printed bag.

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My nails are pretty big (even at their shortest) so I always have hard time to find big stamping patterns. I have a bunch of stamping plates and yet none of the designs ate big to completely cover my nails. I’ve heard a lot of good things about Moyou London nail stamping plates and decided to take a plunge. They have an amazing selection of patterns, some of which are offered in XL size. I also bought a bigger squishy stamper.

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I bought three nail plates: Princess #14, Sailor #07 and Pro #05. The patterns are really big – even bigger than my nails which are currently pretty long. I’m looking forward to trying them out.

Did you buy anything recently?

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.

SISLEY Energizing Foaming Exfoliant Review

Sisley Energizing Foaming Exfoliator comes in a 150 ml plastic tube and retails for around $120.

I have tested the sample – it was enough for 4 uses on the legs and decollete.

In general I hate exfoliators because they are either too oily or have too harsh partickes (all the natural ones which for example use crushed almond peel as exfoliating particles or they put too much oil). I have found some good that I repurchase, but in general I avoid the exfoliation.

The consistency is a bit runny – I’d prefer it to be thicker. The exfoliating beads are medium sizeb. They are not too harsh, but they do a pretty good job of exfoliating. I would like if there were more beads.  The exfoliator really foams up when you massage it inot the skin – additional bonus, so you can use it instead of the shower gel.

After using it, the skin comes out clean and soft. It removes the dead cells well, without drying out the skin.It doesn’t irritate the skin and it helps with ingrown hairs.

The scent is really refreshing – lavender. However, it doesn’t linger for too long.

I really like it but while I currently can justify spenfing $120 on a moisturizer, I cannot spend $120 on something that will go down the drain, especially when there are some pretty good exfoliators at a considerably cheaper price (like L’Oreal Exfotonig, although I haven’t seen this one in the stores for a very long time ; and Eveline Anti-Cellulite exfoliator).


AVENE Gentle Body Scrub Review

I’ve received a 10ml tube of this product as a GWP. I have already found my favourite exfoliator: L’Oreal Exfotonic and Eveline Anticellulite Peeling, but it never hurts to try new product.

Like it says in the name, this exfoliator is really gentle. It is filled with a lot of tiny beads (I love that), which effectively, but gently remove the dead skin cells.

Avene Gentle Body Scrub is a bit more expensive than I have expected (cca $20), but a little goes a long way, so the cost per use is not big.

I’m planning to use this scrub only on my decollete and neck. While I really like L’Oreal and Eveline scrubs, they seem a bit too harsh on this area. Avene is perfect.