понедельник, 17 августа 2015 г.

L'Oreal Top Coat Flower Boheme In Coachella

I have L'Oreal Top Coat Flower Boheme in shade Coachella. The bottle is 5 ml, it's not that small. For example, Mavala nail polishes are all 5 ml. And a single Mavala bottle lasts all summer even if you use it both for your manicure and pedicure. So I think this L'Oreal top coat will last for at least several months.

Sometimes you don't want that cute flower-shaped glitter on every nail - it may be more sweet and girly than you currently prefer. And you can easily avoid it, just use some other glitter particles that cling to the brush.

The flowers tend to fall on the bottom of the bottle, but it's not that hard to fish them if you want one (or a couple) on a particular nail.

I love how the top coat looks on the red nail polish. These white flowers, aww! They remind me of the oriental silk fabric my mother had years ago. It was sheen bright red with lots of dainty white flowers. And with the top coat the pedicure looks exactly like that gorgeous fabric.

BTW, my toes are not dirty - just tan lines, LOL. I frequently wear strappy sandals this summer. And these white flowers do look amazing with them.

понедельник, 3 августа 2015 г.

Clarins Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover affordable dupe: Green Mama lotion

I've been using Clarins Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover for years. It is gentle, water-like product. No disgusting film on your eyes and on the skin (but afterwards I do always cleanse my face with water, before applying moisturiser). The smell is so subtle I never really notice it. And it removes mascara and other makeup products so easily. Great product overall. The price isn't budget-friendly, but I've been buying it anyway.
And then I've found a dupe. Which is like 8 times cheaper :) The same gentle water-like texture, with barely noticeable smell, and removes makeup just as great as Clarins. The formula is somewhat similar, both products contain cornflower water and camomile extract with gentle surfactants.
It is called Green Mama eye makeup remover lotion cornflower water and oat (Васильковая вода и овес).
The Green Mama eye makeup remover lotion cornflower water and oat still isn't the most affordable eye makeup remover on the market. For example, Garnier micellar cleansing water is cheaper if you compare the price and the amount of the product. But I like the Green Mama one better :) 
Garnier is about $5 for 400 ml, Green mama is about $3 for 100 ml, and Clarins is about $28 for 125 ml.

Currently brand Green Mama can be found mainly in Russia and neighboring countries (Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan). If you happen to travel there, do buy some Green Mama products - hand creams, foot creams, lotions, etc. They can be affordable and delightful gifts from Russia for your friends and family.

суббота, 25 июля 2015 г.

Multi-purpose contouring product: Essence I love nude eyeshadow 05 my favorite tauping

Hi everyone!
Sometimes I feel that we, pale girls, are outcasts for beauty industry. 
-      I’d like to buy some really fair powders, cream or liquid foundations to match my pale complexion. And I’d prefer it neutral, without pink or yellow undertones, please.
-      Erm, no, sorry. Nothing like that. 
So it’s no wonder we also don’t have a contouring product for really pale girls.
*I know, I know, NYX Powder Blush in Taupe is very popular and many bloggers recommend it. But the shade doesn’t suit very pale people. Lucky you if it does for your complexion – so much easier to find it. Blogger Petra from Slovenia already posted some swatches and compared 3 products including NYX, it is very helpful.

Recently I watched Nikki’s videos, and she used Illamasqua eyeshadow in Heroine. And I was like  - of course, I can use a grey-ish matte eyeshadow as a contouring product! 
I don’t have any Illamasqua corners nearby, so I’ve decided to start a research with some other brands.
Aaand in the first shop I immediately found Essence baked eyeshadow. It is from limited edition collection which is called ‘I love nude’.

‘05 my favorite tauping’ has slightly (slightly!) satin finish. It IS great for contouring, but also it is a very nice eyeshadow for pale skin tones. You can do transition for darker/brighter colors and nude eye makeup. It can help you make natural-looking depth in the socket lines if you have hooded lids. And it lasts all day.
1 layer of eyeshadow on the left, 2 layers on the right.

The texture of the product is soft and silky. It blends easily.

I’d say it’s a great deal – you get both contouring powder and wearable eyeshadow for a very moderate price. I got mine with discount, I think it was about 3
The weight is 1,8 grams, I think it will last for up to a year if you use it daily only for contouring. I've already bought a second package ))

*It seems the rest five shades from ‘I love nude’ collection are nothing special. Except shade 01, which is somewhat between satin and subtle shimmer, they all have shimmer. Though the quality is really good. They are way better than Essence’s permanent collection. If you don’t have similar colors, try them. 
Probably I’ll buy shade 06 coffee bean, cause *gasp* it seems I don’t have cool-toned shimmery brown! Only matte brown.