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Let's see what products I'll review in the future.
Zoeva 231 Luxe Petit Crease and 227 Luxe Soft Definer brush
I finally went to Graz again, which meant I could stock up on Zoeva brushes. Unfortunately, they didn't have their palettes in the store. I got 231 and 227 brushes. I already have both of these and they are my absolute favorite. Super soft and do a nice job of blending. 231 I use for the crease and 227 as a blending brush. I have a review of those here.
French Vanilla Candle
I had to include this one here. I got it in Primark and boy do I love their home decor stuff. To borrow the lines from Queens' song: I want it all and I want it now. I got this vanilla scented candle because of the pretty rose gold glass. Unfortunately, I don't want to burn it, because it's so pretty. But even if I don't burn it, it still smells really strong and I have it near my computer so I often get this swift of vanilla scent in my face. When I go back, I'll definitely stock up on these.
Innisfree Smart Foundation Perfect Cover
I've been obsessing over Korean skin care and makeup and Jolse is my new find. It's an online store that offers various Korean brands with free shipping. I ordered this Innisfree foundation, because I liked small size and since I wasn't sure about the color, I'd rather buy smaller packaging. 13 is the lightest shade and I am happy to report that is one of the only foundations that I own that actually matches my very fair skin right now. Coverage is disappointing and I am not the biggest fan of how it looks like on the skin, but the light shade outweighs it all. I'll have a review up soon.
Avon Advance Techniques Daily Shine Shampoo, Leave In Conditioner and Dry Ends Serum*
This is a line by Avon for those that want shiny hair, although I didn't experience any mayor difference. I will say this is great for dry hair, because it's a bit too nourishing for my hair. I feel like my hair gets greasier quicker after I use this shampoo. Conditioner is not after my own taste, because I feel like it makes my hair a bit crunchy. Serum is good and actually looks nice, but I think I prefer their Moroccan Argan Oil better. I'll also do a full review after I use it a bit more.
Tangle Teezer The Original*
Avon started selling original Tangle Teezer and they have it in this bright neon pink shade. I already have one in black version and it's my absolute favorite hair brush ever. I feel like it helps detangling hair on a much softer and less harsh way. I also love this bright pink shade. It makes it easier to find the brush in bags and such.
Essence Gummy Touch Top Coat*
I was also sent a few of new Catrice and Essence products, which was a really nice surprised. Essence and Catrice revamp their whole range in spring and fall. I got this Gummy Toch top coat, which makes nail polish underneath look a bit muted and matte. It's not the usual matte effect, but rather a cloudy kind of finish. It's definitely interesting effect.
Catrice Super Fushion Lipstick in 070 Remarry Berry*
Gorgeous plum shade with a very creamy and pigmented formula. It's so comfortable on the lips and I love the texture of it, but think it would be better for lighter shades, since darker shades can easily go over the line with such creamy textures.
Essence All I Need Concealer Palette*
Color correcting has been very popular lately and I even got interested in the whole idea of it, so I was happy that I was sent this palette. Unfortunately, it's not as I would have wanted it. Concealers are very creamy and they do concealer, but they also go into fine lines like crazy, which I really dislike. I would also like them to be more pigmented, because you sometimes need to layer them.
Catrice Denim Greys Eyeshadow Palette*
Not my usual choice of eye shadow colors, but shades 2 and 3 seem very interesting. I haven't tried this yet, because I've been testing some other palettes.
Avon Anew Essential Youth Maximising Serum*
I really like this. It's very lightweight almost gel formula and it absorbs well into the skin. I really like how smooth it makes my skin. It also hydrated a little and for some reason it's very calming. So much that I ditched my soothing serum and only use this from now on. It also has a lovely gentle almost mandarin smell to it. I can't see any visible difference in fine lines.
Avon Anew Nutri-Advanced Eye Cream*
I haven't made up my mind about this one yet. It's very thick cream and I almost dislike it for that, because you really need to work it in the skin and try not to pull on delicate under eye area. Once you massage it in it gets a bit creamier and smoother. It's fairly moisturizing, but I think it could work better.
Freedom Makeup Today's Tonight Pro Decadence Eyeshadow Palette*
This surprised me, because I wasn't expecting it to be that good. It has a really nice pigmentation and almost all the shades have a nice wet texture. Shimmery shades are even creamier than Zoeva eye shadows. They last well on the lids, but do fade through the day. Matte shades are also really nice and the fallout is minimal. Definitely impressed with the quality.
Freedom Makeup Eyebrow Pomade in Caramel Brown*
Another product that has really impressed me. It's a very creamy (I would almost like it to be a bit less) cream product for the brows. Shade Caramel Brown is a warm toned medium brown, which actually suits me fine. I like that this is really pigmented and if you use light hand this really fills in the brows without looking to fake. It needs some time to dry down, but it doesn't move.
Makeup Revolution Ultra Metals Ultra Pointed Crease Eyeshadow Brush*
Rose gold metallic handle is everything. The bristles are soft and I have no complains. I would say it's a bit too dense for my liking to be used as a crease brush. I would almost use it more as a smoky eye brush.
Avon Gel Finish Nail Enamels*
Those are 6 new shades that have been added to Gel Finish range. Nail polishes are 3 in 1 - a base, color and top coat. New shades are very much colorful and spring inspired. I adore these. I've already swatched them all and they all look so pretty. They have small shimmer in them and are very pigmented. What impressed me the most is the long lasting power. I can wear these for three days with no chipping, which is amazing on my weak nails. I also don't use any base or top coat with these and they look really shiny.
Shades from left to right: Nude Shimer, Sheer Shimmer, Coral Shimmer, Pink Shimmer, Berry Shimmer and Lavender Shimmer.
Avon Nutra Effects Gentle 3 in 1 Scrub*
This is a nice gel based cleanser with small particles that should exfoliate the skin. I find it appropriate for sensitive skin and it very gentle. Almost feels a bit refreshing and the skin and it does do a nice job of exfoliating, but in a very gentle way.
Avon Nutra Effects BB Cream (normal and matte)*
This is a light coverage BB cream. I haven't tried them on my face yet, because I got them in shade Light and Medium and both are too dark for my skin tone. I am really fair after winter. Light will be good when I get a bit of sun tan. I would warn you that both shades are very orange tones, so not appropriate for cool or neutral skin tones. I also think this can be used as an all over bronzed base in a a way, because it can be very sheered down.
Avon Planet Spa Treasures of The Dessert Maroccan Argan Oil Restoring Hand Cream*
Whole Planet Spa of Avon is impressive and they usually have a very nice products in those ranges. This hand cream is lightweight and absorbs well into the skin, but still leaves a tiny bit of greasy layer, which I really like. It also has a very strong oriental smell. I am a bit on the fence with the smell. Sometimes I like it and sometimes it's a bit too strong.
Belweder Lip Balms*
As one of those people that often experiences dry lips, I am always on a search for good lip balms. This package is a dream. Belweder is a brand that is available in our pharmacies (or it will be) and it uses natural ingredients.
Rounded lip balms which have the same packaging as the famous Eos lip balms are amazing. I've only tried these so far. The packaging is the most useful and cute. Only downfall is that if you don't place them on the table int he right was they will roll down. I've tried all three of those and they are all almost a perfect lip balm in my book. They are lightweight, but still greasy and shiny. I'm one of those people that loves greasy lip balms, so this is perfect for me. My favorite scent has to be green tea. The second one is the one with aloe extract, which has a very fruity sour scent. They do a nice job of moisturizing, but won't solve your super cracked and dry lips.
I haven't tried the ones in stick form yet.
Avon Be Romantic, Be Fun and Be Daring Eau de Toilettes*
Those are another newcomers in Avon range. Be Romantic is my favorite and it has notes of black currant, rose and sensual musk. It's the most gentle and sweet. Be Fun has notes of pear, freesia and amber. It's a bit more fruity and slightly more sour. Be Daring has notes of bergamot, magnolia and leathery musk. This one is the most unique and fairly strong. Almost has a bit of masculinity to it because of the leathery musk. I only tried them once, so this are just my first impressions.
Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream
I got mini version for the same reason as Innisfree, to try if the shade suits me. 21 is the lightest shade and it seems quite fair. I only tried it on my hand and compared to Innisfree this is very grey tones, while Innisfree is very yellow toned, so I'm interested to see whether this is going to be too cool for my skin tone or not.
The Skin Lab Galactomyces Eye Cream
I was interested in the claims of this cream and the fact that it had affordable price. So far, I only tried it twice. It's a very lightweight almost gel like cream. It has a very subtle fruity scent,
COSRX Natural BHA Skin Returning A-Sol
This is basically tonic type of product that should clean out pores and minimize production of pimples. I got this, because lately my skin felt very clogged and I have those little bumps that I can't get rid off. Hopefully this will help. Only tried it twice and it's very gentle, refreshing, water line, but it has fairly strong tea tree smell. It's very gentle.
COSRX Low pH Good Morning Cleanser
Sometimes the hardest this is to find gentle cleansers that still do their job. This one is highly recommended and I can see why. It's a light gel which forms into a small gentle foam. It feels super nice on the skin and does a good job of cleaning the skin. I also like that it's sensitive skin approved. This one also has a strong tea tree scent. I only tried it twice so far.
*Products were sent to me.