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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

Spring Wishlist 2017

Here are some of the items in my wishlist for spring/summer 2017:
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Blue Dress: Boohoo

Black Dress: Boohoo

Denim Shoes: YSL sandals (definitely a splurge!)

Pink Cat Flats: Shein

Coin Purse: Marc Jacobs

White watch: Zaful White & Gold Watch

Pink Sunglasses: Pink Cat-eye Shades

Notebook: Marble Notebook

Eyeshadow Palette: Urban Decay Naked 3

Nail Polish: Essie Hi Maintenance

Makeup Brushes: Luxie Set

Coconut Water: Coconut Water Spray

Candle: Diptyque Vanilla Candle

P.S: Hope you like those too. Let me know what is on your wishlist!

xoxo,

Gabrielle

Garnier Haul

Last month I bought a couple of beauty stuff  so I decided to share with you my first impressions in this mini Garnier Haul.

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First thing I got is this gift set containing two products – Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water for sensitive skin and Garnier Essentials Hydrating Care Day Cream. I needed both so it was a great deal for me!

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I already have been using the Micellar Water for the last couple of months but mine finished so I repurchased it.  And I am very happy with it, I have tried some different ones, but so far Garnier`s one is my favourite. It cleans and removes make up and dirt, it leaves my skin fresh and smooth without any extra oils.

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The second part of the small gift set was Garnier Essentials Hydrating Care Day Cream. It is for normal and combination skin. That is my first time using Garnier face cream. I like it because it absorbs very fast in my skin and it smells very good. As a result my skin is hydrated but after a couple of hours it gets a little bit shiny and oily. So I am not sure if I will buy it again.

I also got two face masks – Moisture + Aqua Bomb Tissue Face Mask and Moisture + Freshness Tissue Face Mask.

garnier_xoxogabrielle4Moisture + Aqua Bomb Tissue Face Mask is super hydrating and repulsing. It suppose to hydrates intensively,  replumps and boosts radiance. It contains extract of grenade, hyaluronic acid and hydrating serum, perfect for dehydrated skin.

Moisture + Freshness Tissue Face Mask is super hydrating and purifying. This one hydrates intensively, refreshes and tightens pores. The extract of green tea, hyaluronic acid and hydrating serum makes are suitable for normal to combination skin types.

Those two I haven’t tried yet but as soon as I do, I will do a review on them, so stay tuned!

P.S: Have you tried some go those products? Do you have any new beauty favourites?

xoxo,

Gabrielle

10 Beauty Products Under 10 euro

We all love beauty products who are good quality but still don’t break the bank. So here are some of my affordable beauty buys:

10 products under 10 euro

  1. Garnier Skin Active Micellar Cleansing Water & Makeup Remover
  2. Loreal Pure Clay Face Mask
  3. Neutrogena Oil-Free Cleansing Wipes
  4. Maybelline Fit Me Matte & Poreless Foundation
  5. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Concealer
  6. Loreal True Match Powder
  7. Maybelline The Nudes Palette
  8. Maybelline Volume Express the Colossal Mascara
  9. Ardell Lashes
  10. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream / NYX Butter Gloss

 

P.S: If you have other affordable products worth the try, share in the comments down below, I would love to try them out!

xoxo,

Gabrielle

October Beauty Haul

 

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Changing seasons got me needing some new products and of course moving to another place with all of those sales and new things for me was exciting and my curiosity made me buy half of the stuff I am going to show you down below. This month I bought a couple of beauty products, most of them I am trying for a first time 🙂 so here they are:

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Garnier SkinActive Micellar Water

I saw a couple of blog posts about it, mainly with positive reviews and I finished my old one, so I decided to give it a try! I use it once a day, it is part of my night routine. It is very gentle to my skin and it doesn’t dry it out. I feel my skin cleaner and fresher after, because it removes extra oils and the make up left. I really recommend it.

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L`oreal Nude Magique BB Cream

I was looking for some very light foundation or a bb cream. The packaging is just so cute, pink-purple-silverish tones are so beautiful. This one is white like a cream and you can feel pigment capsules – extra small pieces, when you put it on it matches your skin tone. It is light and it has very nice smell. My skin is oily so I need to set it up with powder or it is going to creese.

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Sheer & Shine Lipstick Essence

I was looking for one store, but I got the wrong way, so incidentally I am in front of a big nice store for cosmetics. Of course I decided to go in.. and I end up buying some Essence products, which happened to be on sale. I picked up this lipstick in shade 02 Cute Nude. The formula is nice, light and hydrating. I really like the feel but I don’t think the shade suits me, because it is very light pink nude. But definitely I will try some a little bit darker ones.

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Essence Lipliner

Same story… I chose lipliner in shade 06 Satin Mauve. It is little bit purplish and usually I will never try it out. But in the store I couldn’t see the true colour so I was expecting something nude to go with the lipstick.. anyway I love that one. I like the formula and it is long lasting, so I am very happy with it.

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Shampoo and Conditioner Provost

Franck Provost is something I never heard of.. I was thinking it is some italian brand but below the name is written Paris, so I am confused lol! Anyway I took Expert Nutrition which suppose to be repairing and reliving. I use it about 1 week now, and I can say it is pretty good. Considering also the very affordable price of about 6-7 euros for 750 ml, I can say it is a deal.

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Neutrogena Nourishing Body Lotion with Nordic Berry

This was my last beauty buy for October. Neutrogena products turn out to be very difficult for me to find here in Italy… This body lotion is my favourite item from this haul. It is super hydrating, my skin is very dry during autumn and winter, but this lotion is definitely my solution! The formula is not greasy and it absorbs very quick. It has very soft light smell. I love it.

P.S: Do you use some of those products? Share with me your October`s best beauty buys!

xoxo,

Gabrielle

Summer Beauty Essentials

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Skin Protection

It is so important to put a sunscreen on your body and especially on your face. For your body you can choose a little bit lower protection but for your face I suggest you better go 50 SPF or up. It will prevent wrinkles and over pigmentation. It will give you a nice soft skin and your tan will be even. There are so many products out there – from lotions to sprays, without smell or with that beachy smell and little shimmery pieces.

In the moment I use Hawaiian Tropic Sunscreen SPF 30 for my body. It is a very hydrating and absorbs very fast, also doesn’t have that sticky effect. It smells so good and it has little shimmery pieces which makes your skin looks very shiny and fresh. For my face I use a baby sunscreen SPF 50.

Hydration

Even you have been wearing a sunscreen you still need some body lotion to hydrate after being under the sun. Lately I have been in love with Yves Rocher`s Body Lotion with Coconut. It is very affordable and it smells like heaven! Also it is really nice texture and absorbs really good. For my face I use La Roche Posay Oil Free Mattifying Moisturizer and it is very good choice for oily skin.

Blotting Paper

Like I said my skin is a little bit oily so when I am wearing make up it becomes really shinny (and it is not in a good way!) so blotting paper helps you to get rid of the oils and doesn’t mess up your make up. I use NYX Tea Tree Blotting Paper and I definitely recommend it!

Hair Care

You definitely don’t want to leave your hair without any protection. So you can choose some hair spray with SPF in it. And don’t forget conditioner and masks so it can recover from the sun. Lately my favourite hair product is Batiste Dry Shampoo. I touch my hair all the time and my roots get oily very fast. So the dry shampoo for me is  a must! It doesn’t leave any colour on your hair like some other products do. It smells good and it is very affordable.

Scrub

Don’t forget to exfoliate your skin. It will make your skin softer and it will remove dead skins, making you feel fresher and cleaner. If you use self-tanning products or you are going to the beach either way exfoliating will make your tan looking better and more even. I like to use exfoliating gloves or body scrub for my body. And gentle exfoliating scrub for my face. There are a lot of brands and they all work the same way.

Lip Balms

Lips are also important in your skin care routine. I love Burt`s Bees Lip Balms. They are made all by natural ingredients. Constantly making your lips hydrated and soft. They are coming with different kind of smell and are very affordable. My favourite is Vanilla Bean!

P.S: Basically those are my summer must have beauty items. Share with me yours down below in the comment section

xoxo,

Gabrielle