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The Body Shop Body Butter review

I think I wouldn’t be wrong in saying that The Body Shop is best known for its Body Butters. I’ve already tried their Shea Butter one many moons ago and it left a good impression on me. That’s what I was most excited about upon hearing the news that The Body Shop would finally arrive to Slovenia. More body butter options? Bring them on!

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I was lucky enough to receive their Frosted Berries Body Butter in mini size at the BBMU conference in November 2011. I was very much interested in how it would work, whether the formula was still as good as it was five years ago. As for the British Rose Body Butter, I received a Christmas gift from The Body Shop Slovenia (thank you!). This gift was a selection of mini-sized products such as lipstick, face mask, serum, cream and perfume.

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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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The texture of this mattle lip liquid seems rather mousse-y and not too liquidy, so it doesn’t spill over your lip line. Moreover, the formula isn’t very drying, although my lips do get dry after a few hours (like they do with most matte lipsticks). It has full coverage, even if you apply it in one normal layer.

The colour is a rather bright, warm pink that’s easy to pull off if you’re neutral or warm-toned. It can be worn in a variety of situations so it’s a safe choice. As I said, it looks warm on me but I’ve seen it look cooler on other bloggers. Skin undertones, eh?

In these photos you can see what The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid in Nairobi Camellia looks like on me. Both pictures were taken indoors in indirect sunlight, with the second photo having white balance corrected in Lightroom. Otherwise, these photos are taken straight from the camera.

The Verdict

It’s definitely one of my favourite beauty discoveries of the year! I wasn’t aware that The Body Shop had a makeup line at all but now I’m eager to explore it.

You can buy your Matte Lip Liquid in Nairobi Camellia here for €8.90 or here for $10.00.

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What you see in the pictures are Frosted Berries Body Butter (a review is coming really soon!) and Shade-Adjusting Drops – Lightening. The latter is a great product for lightening foundations that are too dark for your skin tone. Let me know if you want to read a review of this product, too! 🙂

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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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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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Crow & Pebble: Eyeshadow Swatches, Review & Looks

Of all the indie brands currently on the scene, Crow & Pebble is probably the youngest one, being launched in May 2017. Hailing from Scotland, Crow & Pebble’s eyeshadow products are inspired by literature and contain vegan and cruelty-free ingredients (non-vegan ingredients are labelled as such). Moreover, the micas come from places where child labour is not exploited.

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I chose a variety of colours in order to test the waters: a warm brown/aqua duochrome (Petrochemical Sheen), a pinky red (Atreides), a neutral beige (Harkonnen) and a Mystery Case with an assortment of five different samples. All the eyeshadows I ordered were in sample size with the exception of Petrochemical Sheen. I knew I would love it so I ordered a half-jar of it straight away.

Mystery Case (5 samples): £4 [here]

Petrochemical Sheen (half-jar): £3 [here]

Harkonnen: £1 [here]

Atreides: £1 [here]

Standard shipping: £3

DISCOUNT ALERT! Get 20% off your entire order with the code PHOTOFUN. Valid until 29 September 2017. Disclaimer: I’m not affiliated with the brand in any way.

I’ve placed my order on 18 July and the package was shipped on 31 July. It might seem a lot but you have to keep in mind Crow & Pebble is a small business where everything is made by hand. I was satisfied with the package; everything was securely wrapped to minimise any potential damages.

The Eyeshadow Swatches

These Crow & Pebble swatches were done over an Etude House primer with Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy applied on the left half of the forearm. The eyeshadows were applied with a flat shader brush and the photos were taken indoors in indirect sunlight.

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Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab: La Vague

La Vague. The Wave. A painting by Georges Clairin that inspired Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab when creating a scent of the Salon: Traveling Exhibit collection, exclusive to Pretty Indulgent.

This August has been the hottest month of 2017 and it made me steer towards lighter, fresher scents. La Vague is on the fruity side of the fresh category, something that promises an elegant floral sweetness and gives you a lively kick out of an otherwise dull, extremely hot afternoon.

The Description

White peach, lily of the valley, jasmine, rose, iris, osmanthus, tangerine, white wine grape, and cream accord.

BPAL Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab La Vague

Find La Vague on Pretty Indulgent; $30 CAD.

Does it remind me of a wave? Grab a cup of fruity iced tea and read on.

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