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Halloween Wishlist

Since it is almost time for one of the best holidays – Halloween, I decided for one more time to cooperate with Rosegal  – on their website you can find a lot of fun stuff and some great inspiration for Halloween. So I decided to create my wishlist.

For my first look I chose this witch costume and I think dark eye makeup, very pale face and some dark or red lipstick will make the look complete. Like you can see you can choose either to show your hair or not to so it doesn’t require any special styling.

And the second look I really liked is just a simple outfit which you can wear if you aren’t into the costume thing. I can see myself wearing this combo on a party or also during the day just for fun. The first piece is this gorgeous midi-skirt  and this cute black and white corset . I prefer to complete this look with flat shoes and a small bag. I think some red lips and black eye-liner will be just a perfect fit.

P.S: What is your idea for Halloween 2017? Share with me in the comment section down below.

xoxo,

Gabrielle

L`oreal Pure Clay Illuminating Cleansing Gel Review

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After I have been using L`oreal Pure Clay Detox Face Mask, I was very excited to try out some of the face washes from the same line. Again they are three:

  • L`oreal Pure Clay Glow Scrub (the red one) – 3 pure clays + red argae – cleanses, brightens and exfoliates;
  • L`oreal Pure Clay Purity Wash (the green one) – 3 pure clays + eucalyptus – cleanses, purifies and mattifies;
  • L`oreal Pure Clay Detox Wash (the black one) – 3 pure clays + charcoal – cleanses, removes impurities and gives glow.

I decided to try the black one L`oreal Pure Clay Detox Wash because I really liked the face mask.

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“Missing your skin’s glow? Pure Clay Illuminating Cleansing Gel from L’Oreal Paris makes skin feel fresher, brighter and shinier. The cleansing gel is enriched with a combination of three specially selected types of clay and coal for deep cleansing. Dirt, impurities and makeup are removed so skin can experience radiant glow.”

                                                    L`oreal Paris

Packaging 

I really like the packaging, it is easy to use and to store. It is 150 ml which makes it too big for a hand luggage but you can always use the small travel-sized cosmetic containers if needed. The colour is also nice, it looks like a good quality product.

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 Texture 

The colour of the gel is black, the texture is very light but a little bit goes for all of my face. I put a small dot of the gel on my Face Brush and it makes a lot of foam. I think this cleansing gel will last a long time. I really enjoy the smell, it is the same like the smell of the face mask.

Ingredients:

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 3 pure clays + charcoal

  • Kaolin – A highly effective clay, known to absorb impurities and excess sebum;
  • Montmorillonite – Rich in minerals, a clay recognised for helping to eliminate imperfections;
  • Ghassoul – A pure clay highly concentrated in minerals, renowned to help clarify complexion;
  • Charcoal – Acts like a magnet to “draw out” impurities.

My opinion 

I definitely love this face wash, I had tried  a lot of different ones and my number one is La Roche Effaclar Cleansing Gel. I can say that L`oreal Pure Clay Detox Wash can compare with it. It is a very good quality product and it is very affordable.   I enjoy the smell and the result afterwards – my skin is clean, soft and smooth, the feeling is great!

P.S: Have you tried some of the L`oreal Pure Clay Face Wash Gels? 

xoxo,

Gabrielle

June Favourites

I am in love with this season, it is just my favourite time of the year. The sun is shinning, the skin gets darker, the hair gets lighter.   Pure happiness is to sit somewhere watching the sunset and the sea. During this time of the year I don’t use a lot of makeup, but I definitely try to stick to a good skincare and hair routine. I tried a couple of new products and I really loved those ones:

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Face Wash

I bought those two products – L`oreal Skin Expert Pure Clay Illuminating  Cleansing Gel and Garnier Fresh Clarifying Wash with Green Tea. I was really excited to try the first one because I have been using the clay face mask from the same brand. I love both of those face washes and I use them everyday. If you want to read more about them let me know in the comment section down below.

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Take Care of Your Hair 

I got the chance to try out Moroccan Oil Extra Volume Shampoo and Conditioner, and I really like them. They make my hair very soft, smooth and light. I like the smell and the texture isn’t oily or heavy. I want to repurchase the real size products.

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Cute Nails

I got a couple of new nail polishes since now I decided to take a small break from the gel-nail polishes. I really like those coral/ watermelon colours.

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Bronzing powder 

A must-have in my summer makeup bag! This one is from Essence –  Sun Club Matt Bronzing Powder. It is in shade 02 Sunny.

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P.S: Have you tried some of those products? What are your current favourites?

xoxo,

Gabrielle

May Favourites

Hey beauties,

it is officially June.. I know, I can’t believe this either! Where did the first half of the year go? Anyway, since I have been on the way and crazy busy last month, I didn’t have the chance to blog more but I did get my hands on a couple of good stuff, so I decided to share with you.

Here are my favourites for May:

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Golden Tears from Mastic SPA – here; Argan Crystal Oil Bio Pharma – here; Liz Earle Nourishing Botanical Body Cream – here; Schwarzkopf Got2B Straightening Hair Spray – here; Sleek Make Up – Matte Me Ultra Smooth Matte Lip Cream – here; Jonhson`s Face Care Wipes – here; Book Sometimes I Lie – here.

Grazia Bulgaria & Golden Tears from Mastic SPA

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When I was back at home I got the new Grazia Bulgaria which came with a little Eye Cream – Golden Tears from Mastic SPA. I have read a lot of different reviews saying that this one isn’t the original product. Anyway I use it for the last two – three weeks, and I am pretty happy with it, so it is one of my favourites for May.

Hair Crystal Oil – Bio Pharma

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The new – old favourite Argan Oil. I have used this product before and I really like it. I put it on my hair after shower and it makes it easy to comb and to manage, and of course last but not least it smells amazing.

Sleek Make Up Matte Me

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This is my super extra favourite product for the last month. I have seen this all over Instagram and I was curious to try it out. I got Sleek Make Up Matte Me Ultra Smooth Lip Cream during my stay in Malta. The shade I chose is Bitter Sweet but I would love to try all of them as well as the eyeshadow palettes.

Liz Earle Nourishing Botanical Body Cream

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Liz Earle is a British cosmetics brand, they have a huge range of body, hair and make up products. Good quality and the packaging is nice. This body lotion hydrates and soothes the skin, it also smells very good.

Schwarzkopf Got2B Straightening Spray 

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I got this hair spray by Schwarzkopf a long time ago but I started using it a little bit more often lately. It is for heat protection and it helps you to keep your hair straight for a little bit longer. I really like it because it makes my hair thicker and it looks stronger.

Book Sometimes I lie – Alice Feeney

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I got this book Sometimes I Lie from the airport in Malta. I really like it so far and I am still reading it. It tells the story of a woman who is in a coma. To be honest it got me because of the cover and the tittle 🙂 Well.. I guess we all lie sometimes…

P.S:  Have you tried some of those products? Share with me your current favourites, I would love to try them out!

xoxo,

Gabrielle

Maybelline Fit Me Foundation Review

Finally we got Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless Foundation in Bulgaria! Hooray! First time I have tried it was when I was in the USA and I really loved it because it was light texture, good coverage and affordable price. So when I saw it here in Bulgaria and after reading tones of good reviews, I decided to give a try again.

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This  Fit Me Matte and Poreless Foundation is  perfect  for oily skin with imperfections, it mattifies the face and reduces the appearance of larger skin pores.

Maybelline:

Fit Me® Matte + Poreless Foundation face makeup. Mattifies and refines pores and leaves a natural, seamless finish. Ideal for normal to oily skin, our exclusive formula with micro-powders controls shine and blurs pores. Leaves a natural, seamless finish. Dermatologist tested. Allergy tested. Non-comedogenic.

Packaging

In Bulgaria the foundation comes into a tube with black and blue details. It is easy to use and definitely preferable rather than the glass container without a pump. The second one looks of course much better but it is more difficult to use and to carry around.

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Texture

The texture of Fit Me Matte and Poreless Foundation is very light, creamy and it applies and blends really easy. It is creamier than the first time when I tried it, I guess because it is designed for oily skin. There is a little amount of fragrance but it doesn’t bother me, I think it is almost difficult to sense it.

Shades 

As I saw on the official website of Maybelline, Fit Me Matte and Poreless Foundation come in 24 different shades, from very light skin tones to dark skin tones, as well with different undertones – more pinkish and more yellowish. In Bulgaria the range is a little bit less. I picked up 110 “Porcelain” because I am very pale right now.  I think it matches my skin tone just perfect.

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Coverage & my opinion 

It applies easy, sits good on the skin and it is not too heavy. The coverage is light to medium, so I still use concealer to cover darker spots, especially under my eyes. It covers red spots and some little imperfections. The thing I don’t like is how it  shows the dry spots on my face. For a matte foundation is quite good, after a couple of hours my T-zone gets a little bit shinny so it needs a touch up but overall it stays on my face for a long time. I think it will be perfect for summer hot days when my skin usually gets more oily and shinny.

I recommend trying it because it is a good quality, one of the best foundations I have ever tried. The texture is nice and the coverage is not bad.  Fit Me Matte and Poreless Foundation is a great choice for oily skin. And of course last but not least it is very affordable.

P.S: Have you tried Fit Me Matte and Poreless Foundation? Which is your favourite drug store foundation?

xoxo,

Gabrielle

6 Lipsticks & Lipliners for Spring Swatches

I decided to share with you 6 of my favourite lip colours at the moment. I use either lipsticks or I draw my lips with a lip pencil and I fill them in because it stays longer and the colours are more intense. So I have 3 lip pencils and 3 lipsticks from different drug store brands, here they are:

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Rimmel London Lip pencil Lasting finish –  050 “Tiramisu”

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KIKO Milano Smart Fusion Lipstick – 405 “Rosa Antico”

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Essence Lip liner – 06 “Satin Mauve”

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Sephora Lip liner to go – 12 “Vintage Pink”

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Golden Rose Matte Lipstick Crayon – 13

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Golden Rose Velvet Matte Lipstick – 12

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P.S: Which one is your favourite? Do you have any other favourite brands?

xoxo,

Gabrielle

Bioderma Sebium Mat Control Moisturiser Review

In the begging of March, I bought new face day cream – Bioderma Sebium Mat Control. I have tried Bioderma Sebium Pore Refiner before and I loved it but this time I found this one in a set with Bioderma Sebium Gel Moussant so I decided to try them both.

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The packaging

Like a set it came in nice box. The face cream is in a white flat tube with some green detail, typical for Bioderma. It is nice because those type of sets are very nice for presents. As it comes to the price, it was quite a good deal since it was in a set.

More about the face cream

Bioderma Sebium Mat Control is a daily moisturiser for oily and combination skin. It offers a multi-actions care, moisturizing, matifying and smoothing. Its effectiveness is instantly and prolonged during 8 hours, it moisturizes, matifies and smoothes the irregularities thanks to its new generation corrective texture. The shines are biologically regulated and refines the skin texture in order to tightens the pores and limits the appearance of imperfections.

The ingredients

AQUA/WATER/EAU, GLYCERIN, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, METHYL METHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, CYCLOHEXASIOXANE , DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL, POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE, PEG-10 DIMETHICONE, HDI/ TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, SODIUM CHLORIDE, VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, C30-45 ALKYL CETEARYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, ZINC GLUCONATE, DISODIUM EDTA, SALICYLIC ACID, MANNITOL, XYLITOL, RHAMNOSE, XANTHAN GUM, SODIUM YDROXIDE, DODECYL GALLATE, PYRIDOXINE HCL, FOMES OFFICINALIS (MUSHROOM) EXTRACT, PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, PHENOXYETHANOL, FRAGRANCE (PARFUM). [BI 724]

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Use & Application

Apply one or two times a day, after using micellar water or washing gel to clean the skin. It is a good makeup base.  The texture of the moisturiser is very light, not oily or sticky. It applies very easy on the face. It absorbs quick and it immediately matifies  the skin. The smell is very light and fresh, I like it.

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My opinion

I have been using Bioderma Sebium Mat Control for last 2-3 weeks. I apply it once a day, in the morning after I wash my face. My skin is oily and it gets very shiny during the day, so I always struggle to find the suitable skincare products.

I can say Bioderma Sebium Mat Control is good. It definitely matifies the skin and it immediately looks more mat. When I apply my makeup it goes on  very easy and smoothly, so it is also a good base.

However my skin still gets a little bit oily during the day, so I use bloating paper at least once a day on my T-zone. Comparing to Bioderma Sebium Pore Refiner, I think they are quit the same but I like the Pore Refiner a little bit better.

P.S: Have you tried some of the Bioderma products? Do you have favourites in skincare?

xoxo,

Gabrielle

Garnier Tissue Masks Review

If you have seen my Garnier Haul you know I got two tissue masks – Moisture & Aqua Bomb and Moisture & Freshness  a couple of weeks ago. So I finally got to use both of the face masks! 🙂

Sheet Masks

Tissue Masks are inspired by Asian beauty and they are so popular at the moment. First I heard about those type of masks one year ago, I found Sephora has sheet masks and that is how I tried for a very first time. I really like the idea of the sheet masks because they are so easy to use – just anywhere, any time. Asian sheet masks are usually for a daily use, such as Sephora ones. Garnier Tissues Masks are worth 1 week of hydrating serum, so they are stronger and not for a daily use.

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Garnier Moisture + Aqua Bomb Tissue Mask

The fabric of the mask is 100% natural cellulose fiber tissue so it can soak the hydrating serum and to be easy to place. The serum is worth one week of hydrating which is really a moisture bomb. It contains hyaluronic acid and naturally-derived ingredients. Pomegranate is known as a antioxidant and helps for repairing.

This mask is perfect for dehydrated skin, it is so rich.  I spent one week in Norway and when I came back my skin was quite dry and I felt it dehydrated so I decided to give a try to Garnier Moisture Bomb. My skin felt amazing after trying it. When I removed the mask there was a lot of hydrating serum left and I massaged my face till it absorbs it. On the next day my skin looked amazing! I skipped the day cream because my skin is on the oily side. For once in a while I think this mask is great! I recommend it especially if you have dry skin.

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Garnier Moisture + Freshness Tissue Mask

Apart from the hydrating serum, this mask contains also extract of green tea which is perfect for normal to combination skin types. Green tea also tightens the pores balance the oily skin, it was the main reason I got this mask. It is also free of oils so it is not greasy. The tissue mask has a cooling effect which makes you enjoy it even more. This mask leaves the skin fresher, softer and more hydrated.  I definitely love it too!

The packaging 

The packaging is very pretty – light metallic colours. You can make a gift set with some of the other products of the range. It is also very easy to get it with you on a trip so you can have same relaxing -me – time over your holiday.

The application:

  1. Unfold and place to clean skin.
  2. Remove the blue film.
  3. Leave on for 15 minutes and relax!
  4. Remove the mask and gently massage.

The application is so easy and quick because it doesn’t require rinsing. The tissue mask should be unfold and placed directly on the face which guarantees maximum impact. The skin is able to absorb all the hydrating serum and as a result it will leave the skin looking youthful, smooth, softer and hydrated.

The tissue mask is quite big and for sure it will cover your face as it comes to the eyes, nose and mouth it wasn’t difficult to place the cuts. Once I put the mask on my face it felt a little bit heavy but when you peal off the blue film it feels better. I really like the smell and the feeling while wearing the mask.

After both of the tissue masks my skin was very hydrated, soft and smooth. It looked and felt amazing. I like those masks and I will definitely buy them again.

P.S: Have you tried those masks? What are your thoughts?

xoxo,

Gabrielle