Vanilla & Jasmine

img_3090 img_3092… and it’s finally mine, one of the best vanilla and jasmine fragrances in the world! Last week I celebrated my birthday and my sister surprised me with Vanillary, a fragrance by Lush that has been on my wish list for quite a while. Sweet notes of vanilla blend with tonka absoulte and jasmine to create one of the most warm perfumes out there. Although Vanillary is a completely vegan product, I can assure you its longevity will take you by surprise. Just a few sprays on my neck and hair are enough for the whole day and I keep noticing the scent on my hair up until the evening, I love it! Because of its warm, sweet notes it’s absolutely wonderful to use in the autumn and winter, but I’m still using it on the summer days that aren’t too hot. Oh and I almost forgot to mention, if you generally don’t like vanilla scents you get in drugstores, you should give this one a go because it’s definitely something special!

Matte Me

img_2771img_2779img_2776img_2785img_2839I’m very much into bright matte lips and got really excited when I took a moment and browsed through the Sleek stand in Müller. I was intrigued by their Matte Me Ultra smooth matte lip cream collection pretty much instantly so I went and read a few blogs on the internet which had mixed reviews. I remember that a few Slovenian bloggers already mentioned them months ago and I know some of them didn’t like the applicator, but really liked the formula so I decided to give these two shades a go.

I chose a bright, classy Rioja Red and a hot pink Fandango Purple. I mean, these two shades were literally speaking to me when I saw them, both are insanely intense and pigmented. However, the colors are practically the only thing I love about them.

Firstly, the doe-foot applicator is the most difficult to use, it is so stiff and long that I always manage to ruin everything. There is no place for mistake so you can forget using it when you’re in rush. Secondly, although the lip creams seem long lasting at first sight, everything starts to crumble away soon after my first sip of water or, god forbids, a bite of food. Thirdly, the lip stick is hard to remove when you manage to smudge it during the application, but doesn’t leave any stain on the lips. This means that when the cream starts to fall off, your lips are completely visible and you have to touch it up if you don’t want to look silly.

All in all, I’m very disappointed with the purchase, especially because each of them costs around € 8. I would much rather get several matte lipsticks by Golden Rose or Essence for that price although I don’t like really like them either. Maybe I was expecting too much, especially because I tried Matte Shakers by Lancôme several times and they really set the bar high. I will probably get one of those as well, just to have a matte lip product that I would actually like using on a daily basis.

Nevertheless, I really like Sleek for their eye shadows and my sister loves their lip sticks, which means that they offer good products. They also don’t conduct animal testing, which is amazing and always worth supporting. I will give these two Matte Me lip creams a few more tries before I give in completely! :)

Skin hydration on point

img_2362img_2410img_2387I’ve already stated several times that I love using face serums and mists as I feel my skin mainly needs hydration. I don’t have any wrinkles yet at this point so I don’t feel like using heavy and rich creams that would make my mixed skin even more confused than it already is. I recently added another item to my skincare routine that I already love so so much. I’m talking about the Eau Extraordinaire Fleur d’Oranger by Melvita. Don’t be scared of these French words, it just means we’re talking about an Orange Blossom Extraordinary Water!

Eau Extraordinaire Fleur d’Oranger is a pre-moisturizer in a liquid form with orange blossom water that will soften and soothe your skin. Another essential ingredient is hyaluronic acid which moisturizes the skin and improves its texture. The gel-like water sinks into the skin in a matter of seconds and leaves a very soft feeling to the touch. It works great on its own, but I usually apply a serum on top in the morning before the rest of my make up routine. And the scent, I love orange blossom and this is another product that I wouldn’t mind smelling all day long! I would certainly recommend it to anyone who already use serums or wish to add a bit of mositurizing products to their skincare routine.

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