Heh, the smallest empties post ever :) Especially compared to what I used up in the last months. As I’ve been pretty busy, I didn’t have enough time for pampering, hence no favourites post this month as I actually didn’t wear any make-up. As I’m getting into a new routine, I’m starting to introduce more make-up, so hopefully there’ll be something to post in October.
I guess there’ll be a part three, too. I’m still waiting for some products – it’s been over a month and I think it is mostly due to vacations that my post is delayed. Well, these are the cons of on-line shopping.
It seems that my skincare obsession continues, judging by the amount of mini skincare sets I’ve ordered. Even though I have found HG in practically every category, I still have to test more. Fortunately, some brands were kind enough to launch mini/discovery sets which give you enough to properly test a big range of products without breaking the bank. After all, it is easier to throw out a mini than a full size.
Recently Dior have launched their It Line which features 4 shades of new Addict It Lash Mascara (black, pink, purple and blue), 4 shades of liquid Addict It-Line eyeliner (black, pink, purple and blue) and 4 new shades of mono eyeshadow (yellow, black, pink and purple) (you can get them all at feelunique). I’ve been toying with an idea to get a coloured mascara, so this was the perfect chance and I bought Addict It Lash mascara in blue. I considered getting an eyeliner, but I’m not a fan of liquid eyeliners, so I passed them.
For years I’ve been trying to find a dupe of my perfect purple eyeshadow: Urban Decay Ecstasy (which I got in Book of Shadows 2 palette) and Dior Mono eyeshadow in It-Purple looked like a pretty decent match.
Then I was feeling a bit in a citrusy mood so I decided to use a discount and get Caudalie Zeste de Vigne shower gel. I enjoyed The de Vigne gel, so I hope this one won’t disappoint. I also received several samples with my order: La Roche Possay Redermic R anti wrinkle treatment and Decleor Aroma Lisse Energizing Smoothing Cream SPF 15. It’s been awhile since I last used Decleor, so I’m looking forward to trying it.
Ever since I’ve started to shop on-line, I was looking for an eu-based store with reasonable or no shipping which has Clarins products and I finally discovered e-chemist.co.uk. There I have found Clarins Everlasting foundation for mere GBP20, which is over 30% cheaper than its retail price in Croatia. While I do not need a foundation at the moment (I’m currently using a BB cream), it was too good a deal to miss out. I like the Clarins foundation – this is the second time I’ve repurchased it – and it will be good to have a heavier coverage foundation in the arsenal. Another bonus it that this foundation can be diluted with moisturizer for a lighter coverage.
I’ve also repurchased another product of which I only have fond memories – L’Oreal Voluminous x5 Carbon Black Mascara. It’s been my HG, but I never dared to purchased it in Croatia as the products in Croatian drugstores aren’t sealed, so you often end up with buying a dried out or damaged product.
Well, this is it. My sister told me to expect some Nuxe – I can’t wait to see what did she get me. I also hope that my iHerb package will be here soon.
Thank you for reading,
Decleor Nutri-Smoothing lipstick is a lipbalm which promises perfectly nourished and smoothed lips. The packaging contains 4 grams, which in my country retail for cca $18.
I’ve been avoiding lip balms for a very long time, because every time I’d use one, it would work for a couple of days and after I would need to use it more and more, because the balm would stop working. So far, Decleor Nutri-Smoothing Lipstick is the only lipbalm that I have used for a longer period of time (over a year) and it is still as good as it was at the beginning.
The consistency of this lipbalm is a bit unusual – it is very waxy and the scent reminds me of one lipbalm I have used when I was little. The scent might bother some people as it doesn’t disappear immediately upon the application. Also, the lipbalm has a slightly sweet taste. I don’t know if many would feel it, but I’m very sensitive to sweet, so I can.
The balm is waxy and it will create a coating over lips. Because of its waxiness, sometimes the balm might be a bit too hard to apply. I usually apply a thicker coat of it only before going to sleep and a bit of the balm is still on the lips in the morning. Since it is waxy, even if I apply it during the day, it will stay on the lips much longer than the average lipbalm.
The lips are completely moisturized and they stay that way during the whole day.
Even thought this is pricey investment, I think it is be worth the money. For me, it has lasted for a year (applying it once or twice per day).
As most of you probably know, not long ago I’ve started my Project 10 pans, which will help me to finally spend some of the items that I’ve been keeping half-spent in my stash for years (I think that the oldest item is Guerlain Kiss Kiss Maxi Shine lipstick, which is over 5 years old, and surprisingly, even now it is the same as it was the day I bought it – it didn’t changed the texture or the smell).
The list of all the items I’m planning to spend can be found here:
Today, I reporting on my first two weeks of the project.
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: