The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid in Nairobi Camellia

If there’s a list of brands I have never thought would come to Slovenia, The Body Shop would be among the first few. And yet, The Body Shop is here, although with only an online store for the time being. They kind gave us, bloggers, a goodie bag at the BBMU conference (and later also a small Christmas present – thank you once again!) and here’s the first TBS review of the lot!

The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid in Nairobi Camellia

This matte liquid lipstick was a pleasant surprise. Its light formula is a dream to wear because it’s so light you forget you have anything on your lips. I’m glad it doesn’t crumble or get sticky (like Sleek Matte Me liquid lipstick in Shabby Chic). On me, it lasts for over 4 hours but it does start disappearing from the inner rims of my lips if I eat something fatty or drink a lot.

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Avon True Colour BB 7-in-1 Nail Enamel in Perfect Pink

I’ve never really worn nude, pastel nail polishes because I could never apply them properly and they always ended up looking streaky. However, I’m always up for a challenge so when I found Avon True Colour BB 7-in-1 Nail Enamel in Perfect Pink hiding in my BBMU goodie bag, I quickly decided to give it a go.

A BB nail polish is a new concept to me. Here’s what Avon claim about this nail enamel:

  • Colour and care
  • A built-in base coat
  • Covers nail imperfections
  • Increase nail length by up to 72%
  • UV filter to prevent yellowing
  • Smooths nail ridges
  • Protects nails

But are these claims true? If you’re a long-time reader, you’ll know that my nails are full of ridges and they simply love to peel and break. This is why I was very sceptical of their claim that this polish smooths nail ridges. So how did it behave?

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Arcana Pirouette

Arcana: Pirouette

If you follow me on other social media (namely the subreddit r/indiemakeupandmore), you have probably seen me gush about Arcana’s Two Finger Ballet. This is still one of my favourite perfumes of all time but in October, Arcana Wildcraft released a new autumn collection focused on marshmallows and “and the fights they get into”. A very special scent was also included in this collection – Pirouette. It’s described as “a graceful union of two of Arcana’s most beloved scents”, Two Finger Ballet and Twirling the Pearl. I’ve never tried Twirling the Pearl but I like Arcana’s lavender note and with TFB added to the mix, I knew I couldn’t pass on this scent.

The Description

Two Finger Ballet and Twirling the Pearl perform a pas de deux over a base of deep labdanum, satiny sandalwood, and an extra twirl of sugary French lavender absolute. Dedicated to Autumn of Opalimne Designs who came up with the genius idea and drew the beautiful label art.

You can buy Arcana Pirouette in various online stores: Arcana Wildcraft store on eBay (currently not available), Nui Cobalt Designs for $20 USD and Femme Fatale Cosmetics for $21.60 AUD.

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First Impressions: Lotique, Sephora and Benefit

Hello, everyone! Today I would like to share with you my first first-impression post! I’ve recently received some of these products for free at the BBMU conference, and others were bought at Sephora. I’ve only tried them a couple of times so these reviews are by no means exhaustive but I hope they give you a general idea of how these products behave. For reference; I have combination skin (normal cheeks and oily T-zone), my skin tone falls into the NW15 range (I think), my lips tend to be dry while my eyelids tend to be oily. My eyelashes are proper divas that refuse to stay curled, they’re long and relatively thick.

Čisto na dnu te objave je razglašena tudi zmagovalka nagradne ige za Melvitino Izjemno zlato olje. 🙂

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Melvita L’Or Bio Review + Giveaway

I was introduced to Melvita back in 2013 when I started working for the local distributor of this brand (and some other brands; and I still work there). At first, Melvita seemed to me like a quirky, hippie teen who has a much more popular big sister. But times have changed a bit, and I feel like Melvita’s grown. I think Melvita’s gaining popularity and is a good brand in its own right – its organic formulas are backed by scientific research and certificates, and I feel they have been accepted by the consumers fairly well. As for myself, I genuinely believe the products are good (some more than others), even though I don’t really buy into the whole “natural/organic cosmetics is 100% better than conventional cosmetics” stance.

Slovenske sledilke se lahko udeležite tudi nagradne igre, v kateri lahko osvojite Melvitino Izjemno zlato olje L’Or Bio* v roza kozmetični torbici. Vse potrebne informacije so zapisane na koncu objave.

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The L’Or Bio collection

Now, let’s move on to the L’Or Bio collection. It’s always been around, a constant among limited editions. During all this time, I’ve only tried a small handful of products, each of them bearing an interesting scent. I can’t single out any particular component but the impression that I get is a warm aroma that’s suitable for the colder months.

The Extraordinary Hand Cream* has that same sweet scent. Its formula is light and it sinks in fast, which is great news for everyone who doesn’t like heavy, greasy hand creams. Awesome, right? In my case, not so much. The skin on my hands is thin and dehydrated, so I need to moisturise it very frequently. I find this hand cream to work fine short-term but it doesn’t provide a lasting effect. I do agree with Melvita’s claim that it creates “a velvety finish” on the skin, and it is a much nicer feeling than the one that L’Occitane’s Shea Intensive Hand Balm creates; basically, it’s less slippy but also less nourishing.

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Buy the Extraordinary Hand Cream on Melvita’s website for €7.

My favourite product from this collection, however, is the L’Or Bio Sparkling Extraordinary Oil that unfortunately isn’t available anymore. I use it to moisturise my body whenever I get the so-called lizard skin and to make it sparkly in the summertime. The sparkles aren’t too obvious but they give this slight bronze glow, which always looks lovely when you wear a cute dress. I suppose you can also use it on your face as a light illuminator (I haven’t tried this myself – let me know if you did/do!) or as a scented haircare item. My hair is too thin, unfortunately, and the oil would make a mess out of it.

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Have you ever tried Melvita products? What did you think of them?

*The product was provided for free by the brand in exchange for my honest review.


Giveaway/nagradna igra

Slovenske sledilke se lahko udeležite tudi nagradne igre, v kateri lahko osvojite Melvitino Izjemno zlato olje L’Or Bio, 50 ml v roza kozmetični torbici. Vse, kar morate storiti, je izpolnitev Rafflecopterjevega obrazca. Zmagovalec bo kontaktiran prek e-pošte. Zbrani e-naslovi ne bodo uporabljeni za promocijska sporočila oziroma kakršna koli sporočila, ki niso povezana s kontaktiranjem zmagovalca te nagradne igre. Nagradna igra traja do 6. 12. 2017 do polnoči.

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Add Actives C20 Tetraforce Activator

C20 Tetraforce Activator – the Serum that Impressed Me

C20 Tetraforce Activator by Add Actives

Everyone has at least one holy grail item in their skincare cabinet, am I right? I believe I might have found mine! According to Add Actives, the C20 Tetraforce Activator is »one of the highest quality Vitamin C Concentrates available«. It’s supposed to have a gentle but effective formula that acts against hyperpigmentation, uneven texture and skin tone, fine lines and other concerns we stumble upon as our skin starts to age. It contains an antioxidant called ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate, which is actually a vitamin C derivative.

Recently, the brand owner gave away C20 Tetraforce Activator samples as thanks for the contribution to one of their questionnaires. I was happy to receive my sample very fast and I started using it that same day.

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