Sunday, September 28, 2014

Review: Vichy Pro Idéalia Deep Corrector


Vichy Pro Idéalia Deep Corrector

Lately my skin has been behaving quite well. There were no breakouts or anything, but a few weeks ago it literally had a mind of its own, which resulted in a whole lot of frowning in front of the mirror and frantic concealer and corrector applications. Due to my skin being so fussy, I decided to try out a skincare product that would hopefully help me get rid of those marks blemishes sometimes leave behind. I am quite happy with my current foundation routine (L'Óreal True Match liquid foundation + Catrice Camuflage concealer) but why not speed the process and work on getting rid of marks from within as well? 

I was first introduced to this type of product by my mom, who uses one of Skeyndor's skin correctors. The Vichy Pro Idéalia Deep Corrector is a treatment used to erase acne marks, dark spots, age spots and sun freckles. It contains several antioxidant and depigmentation ingredients that work on dark spots in the dermis and slowly but surely diminish them. It is something in between a serum and a fluid and is appropriate for every type of skin. Keep in mind that dry skin needs an extra application of a day/night cream before this product. I used it as an evening moisturizer/night cream and applied it after my cleansing routine. I used it solely to try and reduce the marks left from breakouts and I saw an improvement very quickly. Some marks diminish quite quickly as it is, but there's some that stay put and won't leave no matter how much you beg and plead. The latter have always been the ones that bugged me out of my mind. I was really impressed to see such an improvement and it has quickly become a staple item in my skincare routine. 

The packaging is very cute, it comes in a lovely lilac/pink 30 ml bottle with silver detailing and has a pump for a super easy application. I usually used just one pump and applied it on the areas that contained dark spots. 

Moje slovenske bralke lahko ta izdelek kupite v DM trgovinah, lekarnah, na spletnih straneh Lekarnar.com ali Salma.si.

Do you have problems with blemish marks? :)

Love,
N. xx
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

New: H&M Bag


Guess who graduated University last week? *point at herself* This gurl! I was so happy to finish my undergraduate English and Spanish studies and with a very good grade, too! When I left the classroom after my oral part of the exam I just knew I had to treat myself someway and this beauty from H&M came to mind immediately. I spotted it on one of my shopping trips this month but I didn't want to spend too much money on everyhing. But now I had a very good excuse. :) Plus I've wanted a stylish, a bit larger bag for a while because my black Zara office city bag is simply too heavy for everyday use. And I also have to tap myself on the shoulder for investing in somehing other than black, blue and gray looks quite chic, right?

Hope you're having a wonderful day! :)
N. xx
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Friday, September 5, 2014

Review: Revolution Eyeshadow Pigments



Revolution Make Up pigments in Dynamic, Affluent and Etiquette*
Photo by: Maša Pfeifer


I have to admit I have never used eyeshadow pigments before. I always stayed true to my regular eyeshadows, thinking pigments are way too messy to invest in. I recently had the chance, thanks to Ličila.si, to try out the new Revolution Make Up eyeshadow pigments. They sent me three shades: Etiquette, Dynamic and Affluent. Etiquette is my favourite, it is the kind of shade I lean most to when creating my make up looks. It is a lovely natural, taupe-ish brown colour with a lot of shimmer. Dynamic is a more auburn red/orange kind of shade, which should work nice with an autumn make up look. Last but not least, Affluent is a pure gold shimmery shade, destined to bring out your inner goddess. I sounded a bit cheesy there but because I don't wear that much gold in my make up, I see it as a 'special occasion' type of eye shadow. 

As I already mentioned, I like Etiquette the most, these shades have my name written all over it. Overall I found they are pretty well pigmented and stay on for a long time. The pigmentation of these is beautiful, I was a bit sceptic and expected a lot of fallout and messiness, but it actually stayed put while I was applying it. I didn't even need to cover up my under eye area. Nevertheless they are somewhat messy to work with, when I tried to peel off the little piece of tape that covered the pot openings, I accidentally pulled out the whole plastic cover, spilling some of the pigment in the process. Putting this aside, I think they are a real bargain at 1,95€ per piece. Revolution Make Up got famous for their affordable prices and I think their products can be a hit or a miss. I would definitely recommend their pigments, because they are just so cheap and work wonderfully.  I am already on the lookout for some new shades, so far I like Levity, Virtuous, Supreme and Flighty.

Have you tried out any Revolution Make Up products? :)

*Products kindly gifted to me for review purposes.

Love,
N. xx
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