June Favourites

I think I finally tanned a little, though my neck is still ghostly pale, but I nonetheless started using this foundation on its own, without mixing it with a lighter foundation. I absolutely love it, I have for all these years, no matter the season because it just blends into the skin so well that is looks almost invisible, but still gives me a light-medium coverage. I know some people dislike the dewy finish it leaves, but I love it because it makes the skin look so fresh and I also like how fast it sets, therefore there is none of that "foundation stickiness" that I dislike. 

About a week ago my skin started to act up and I reached for full coverage concealers a lot more than usual. Nars' Chantilly is very light, so I used mostly Collection's one as they are so similar anyway. This covers so well and it also layers good enough if the spot you're covering is particularly stubborn. I recently included this in my post about favourite concealers.

 I've never tried a softer lipstick in my life, but it's also pigmented enough that you can easily achieve full coverage, so it's far from a glorified tinted lip balm like most such products. Add in the fact that it's very moisturising and you get possibly the most comfortable lip product ever (Clarins' Lip Perfector and Catrice's Lip Smoother would be its best rivals). On me Rose is a lovely, neutral pink shade that is a shade or two darker than my natural lip colour, so it's a great every day colour. It think my favourite part about this lipstick is the scent - it smells like Planica ice cream, so it's absolutely yummy. I would however stick to buying only the light shades in this formula as I fear things could get very smudgy due the fact it's so soft. 

I love this shade so much, even though I got a very mixed response on it, but this is my perfect 90's inspired colour. It looks very warm brown on most people I've seen, but on me it's more cool toned and mauve-y, yet not at all draining like Essence's Satin Mauve lip liner. I just love this on my lips - it makes them look more defined and perfected, plus I like the formula of these as well.

There is something summer that makes me crave a nice punchy warm orange red on my lips. The obvious choice would be Lady Danger, but I prefer Dangerous as it's a tiny bit less orange, which appeals to me more. It's a nice creamy formula even though it's matte, but if you have dry lips, it could feel drying after a couple of hours as it's a retro matte finish. I'm still living on my The Body Needs samples, which is a bit pathetic, but Mac lipsticks cost twice as much in Europe than in USA, not to mention they're not even sold in Slovenia (thanks for that Mac. I'm sure your logic regarding this is flawless). I did hear that Milani's Matte Passion is a good enough dupe for Lady Danger, so I'm lemming it. I'm wearing Dangerous in this Instagram photo. 

This is such a glamorous colour on the nails and it doesn't look even remotely as bland as in the bottle. It's densely packed champagne gold shimmer that is opaque with two coats. I'm not terribly happy with the fact that it can look uneven on some nails and it's hard to fix that, though it's not that noticeable due to the textured finish. Also the removal process is terribly tedious, but I survived it three times already and it's all worth it for the colour.

The colour of this is so beautiful. It's a proper fuchsia shade and it has this tiny violet-blue frost in it that isn't obvious, but it gives the nail colour a cool toned blue-ish hue. This is the most perfect one coater I found, so I really like the formula.

I completely forgot about this nail polish - shame on me! It's bloody gorgeous, I seriously adore the colour of this. It's the colour of pink flamingos in the Camargue at the south of France. I've seen them in person  and the ends of their feathers looks just like this colour. This is like a pinker Cute as a Button, so it's a mix of hot pink and coral, which ends up looking so pretty. My bottle is ancient hence the formula isn't at its best, but I remember being very fond of Barry M nail polishes.

I just love the scent of this and I keep opening the bottle to sniff it. It's so refreshing, like a nice glass of tropical fizzy soda. Everyone says it smells like Radenska Ace Tropic, but I wouldn't know for sure. It's just a basic shower gel, but the scent is divine,

a.k.a. Hautklar Fruit Energy Peeling-Gel
I used this occasionally as a morning cleanser sporadically all year because I discovered that it's drying my skin if I use it too often, but this month I have been using it daily at night and it has been working very well for me. It's very liberating to use such a non-fuss cleanser for a change. As much as I love cleansing balms and oils, they are a lot more time consuming than gels and mousses. This one is a cleansing gel with very gentle scrub particles that cleans well enough (it won't remove eye makeup) and smells really refreshing. My skin must have changed in these past months as I've noticed zero dryness after using this very regularly and I've really been enjoying using this.
I have heard though that this disappeared from our drugstores. I've seen a new version with a pump, but I haven't tried it yet. They have the scrub on Boots International.

a.k.a. Hoch Karäter Volumen + Glaz Soufflé
It must be at least ten years since I last used a hair wax and I used to only use it to tame frizz. It never occurred to me that such a product would be nice for defining curls and providing hold as well. This is actually called a soufflé and it does resemble it due to the very airy texture, but it is essentially a light hair wax. It defines the curls nicely and gives some extra hold, but it doesn't feel too greasy on my hair (I'm not sure I'd use this on thin hair, though). It proved itself to be just as effective in terms of hold as a hair spray. 

I also reached a thousand subscribers on my Instagram account a few days ago and I wanted to thank you here as well. I became really fond of Instagram, despite being reluctant to sign up less than a year ago, but I've really been enjoying funnelling my creativity there as well. Thank you to all that are subscribed to my account and I hope you'll like my future posts there.

Have a great day!

Catrice Luxury Lacquers Liquid Metal 01 Champagne Rain

Champagne Rain is a champagne gold shade made out of tons of little shimmery bits. I have to say I'm enjoying this shade more than I expected to, as the final effect looks super glam and I always wanted a shade that would look gold, but not so much that it would look a bit orange against my skin tone. It's opaque with two coats because the shimmer is actually very densely packed. The brush is a nice one and fits my nails perfectly as it completely matches the curve at the base of my nails. The one thing I'm not so happy about is that it doesn't always end up even. You can see that on my index finger in the pictures and it happened again the second time and the third time I wore this nail polish. However, since it's a nail polish with a texture, it's not that noticeable from far away. This is the nail polish you deeply regret applying when it comes to removal as it takes forever, but luckily due to the shimmer being so firmly stuck on the nails, the staying power is for the most part exceptional (especially on strong my nails) and you can avoid removing it for quite a while. I have however experienced some cracking on one nail, but the nail polish didn't peel off. 

I bought in Müller and the regular price is 3.79 €.

On the left is Catrice Luxury Lacquer Million Brilliance in 01 It's Showtime, which is about to be discontinued, so grab yourself a bottle soon if you planned on getting it.

Have a great day!

Favourite Concealers

Concealers are some of the first beauty products I started buying and exploring. In all this time I've come to a realization that the concealers market is very undernourished here in Slovenia and it almost feels like they are deliberately trying to keep the good stuff away from us. That's why four out of five concealers featured in this post are only available abroad or online, as I won't talk about concealers that I don't believe in, just for the sake of easier availability. Ones I liked that I bought here were Artdeco's Perfect Teint Illuminator, YSL Anti-Cernes Multi-Action Concealer (stick concealer with a lovely creamy formula, but very expensive) and Essence Stay all Day (decent for the price, but there are so much better ones abroad). I've heard good things about L'Oreal's True Match Touche Magique Concealer, but I haven't tried it yet.

Level of coverage: Medium 
I've been in love with this concealer since I first tried it and my adoration for it persist. If you want full coverage this is not for you, but if you're like me searching for the most natural looking base and concealer products, don't hesitate to try this. The combination of a very light formula and the sponge application makes this a concealer that is super-fast to apply with very little blending and one with such a natural "of course I'm not wearing makeup" effect. The coverage is enough for my reddish under eye area, especially if I'm already wearing a base underneath and it never looks cakey. My only wish is that this came in more shades, lighter ones of course, but I'm making due with a pink toned shade called Fair. If this exact formula came in a foundation, I'll be all over it, but though a foundation in this line exists, I hear it's not that good. 
Girls from Slovenia can get this concealer on Feel Unique (only shade Nude), Boots International, on eBay and abroad closest in Austria (possibly also in Italy and Hungary, but I'm not sure).

Level of coverage: Medium 
I'm a huge fan of the CC cream from this line and this concealer's formula is very, very similar, except the shade is way better for me than the lightest in the CC creams. Just like the Eraser this is not a concealer that will cover everything on your skin, but it's another one that looks incredibly natural. It's again a concealer I use mostly under my eyes and on my nose, since it's a bit darker that the rest on my face due to a strange mix of uneven freckles and covers enough without looking cakey and obvious. The formula is super light and the lightest shade is neutral, which I really appreciate. The only huge minus is the quantity in the pen. You get a meagre 1.5 ml, so I don't buy this at full price, since even at a discount, I feel majority ripped-off. 

Level of coverage: Full 
Where are the days when everyone swore on this concealer? Well, I'm still one of them, even if everyone got too used to it. This really packs a punch and it's one of the most full coverage concealers I've tried to date. It covers almost everything, except very red blemishes might need another layer or two and it gives the skin almost a doll like effect because it erases so much. It can look cakey on dry skin, so I tend to use it quite sparingly, especially under the eyes where I reduce the amount to a little dot of product and blend it in well. The lightest shade called Fair is a nice match for my summer skin, though I can use it in the winter if I'm not too bothered and I use very little of it. It's other super power is durability on the skin and it can last you almost all day. The applicator is a classic doe foot. 
I buy it on Boots International, but some sell in on eBay.

Level of coverage: Full 
Another concealer with a very impressive level of coverage and I've said in my review that this doesn't differ much from the Collection's version. The level of coverage is about the same, as is its staying power and the formula is also very similar. The Nars' version is a bit creamier, which comes handy particularly under the eyes, but I genuinely don't notice much of a difference. The reason why I love it though is the shade. I've never found a concealer that would be so light and one that would really match my winter skin. Together with Sheer Glow in Siberia these are a power combination for perfect skin and in a colour that actually matches me. Due to lightness, I even get a bit of an illuminating effect under my eyes, which considering how pale I at, is unheard off. 
Mine is from HqHair.

A concealer with a similar formula and level of coverage is Clarins' Instant Concealer, which is available in Slovenia and I have trialled it for about a month, but it breaks me out. Price is about the same as NARS.

Level of coverage: Light 
This technically isn't a proper concealer, as it's actually an illuminating highlighting concealer that is mostly used over another more covering product. I didn't get this product at all when I first got it, the formula and coverage is so light that it barely covers anything, but when I was taking pictures of it for my review where I compared using concealer alone and with an addition of this on top, there was a difference. On the pictures with this my skin looked fresher, lifted and the circles were more diminished. I didn't see the difference without seeing the pictures because it's so subtle, but it is there. The quantity is again super stingy since mine is already on its lasts legs and I only used this on special occasions. I swear these pen shaped products are such a rip-off when it comes to quantity.
Slovene girls can get it on Salma, Feel Unique and Boots International. 

An alternative available in Slovenia is Artdeco's Perfect Teint Illuminator, but that one has a higher level of coverage. Also most obvious alternative is YSL's Touche Eclat, but I never tried it.

Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick in Rose

Besedilo v slovenščini je na koncu objave.

These lipsticks first attracted my attention when I was looking for the description of makeup products used on Emma Stone for the Golden Globes this year. The lipsticks weren't sold then yet, but I kept the name of these in the back of my mind (her shade was called Iris). Ultra HD is a line of lipsticks without wax and with intense pigments, which means that they are incredibly light, soft and moisturising. Being wax-free could present itself as a problem if you tend to forget your lipsticks in a hot car, also I'm not sure how comfortable I'd be with a darker, brighter shade as things could get smudgy, however, in case of a light shade such as Rose that creaminess is a very good thing. Oh, and did I mention these are all named after flowers which is so cute. My favourite flower is gladiolus, so I might get that shade one day just for the sake of the name.

Colour: Rose is a light, neutral-warm pink that gives enough colour to my pale lips, but it's very everyday appropriate and I'm sure it will also appeal to the most lipstick shy people. The pigmentation is nice, especially considering we are dealing with such a moisturising and soft lipstick. I've tried a few shades in the shop and they have great pigmentation, so these are far from glorified tinted lip balms. These are like Lip Butters 2.0 with added pigment and minus wax.

Texture and finish: If you thought lip butters were soft, you'll be surprised by these. They are softer than room temperature butter and that makes them super comfortable on the lips. It's almost like Catrice's Lip Smoothers, but not as cushiony and lighter. They are soft and hydrating, which makes is a nice choice to wear instead of a lip balm, but due to the lightness, the lightest shade can emphasize dry patches, well, at least when looking up close. The lightness of these reminds me of YSL Rouge Volupte, but this is a better formula compared to those. The finish is between glossy and creamy.

Staying power: As I said it's a very soft, moisturizing lipstick, so staying power isn't all that impressive, but to be fair I've never encountered a lipstick that would merge excellent moisturising properties with brilliant staying power, as the latter is a domain of matte formulas. It manages to stay on a few hours, but the creamy shine goes away quickly. Regardless of that it never feels drying on the lips.

Scent: It smells so good. Every Slovene reader will know what it smells of - it's our good old Planica ice cream, which is just a mix of chocolate, vanilla and strawberry flavours. It is spot on and even the taste is sweet, so it's definitely a lippie for those with a sweet tooth.

Packaging: a simple square plastic tube, with a clear lid, which helps quickly to determine which shade you're picking. Due to the very soft texture, you have to open the lid very carefully until you've used up some lipstick because if you're not careful, it will smudge everywhere.

Price and availability: Mine is from Click2Chic for 10.89 €, but they are available in drugstores already.

These are essentially a more pigmented upgrade to the universally loved lip butters. It combines the features of the lip balm and a pigmented lip colour, but I'm really interested in how the darker shades perform, nonetheless I really like the performance of this shade. This will definitely appeal to all of those who suffer from perpetually dry lips or want a lovely moisturising lipstick. 

Čeprav so te šminke nove na trgu, so meni poznane že kar dolgo. Namreč mojo pozornost so pritegnile, ko sem brala opis uporabljenih izdelkov pri ličenju Emme Stone za Golden Globes 2015. Takrat šminke še niso bile v prodaji, tudi v ZDA ne, ampak sem si zapomnila ime odtenka Iris, da si ga moram enkrat pobližje pogledati. Na koncu sem pristala pri odtenku Rose, ki je eden izmed najsvetlejših odtenkov. Ultra HD so brez voska in vsebujejo intenzivne pigmente, kar pomeni, da gre za zelo mehke in vlažilne šminke, ki pa so zelo pigmentirane in ne le precenjeni obarvani balzami za ustnice. To da so tako mehke se sicer lahko izkaže tudi kot problem, sploh če imate navado pozabljati šminke v vročem avtu, pa tudi pri temnejših in bolj živih odtenkih obstaja nevarnost, da se bodo razmazale, ampak pri tako svetlem odtenku kot je Rose, je ta intenzivna kremnost dobra stvar. Šminke so poimenovane po rožah, kar mi je zelo prikupno. Moje najljubše rože so gladiole, tako da bom morda en dan vzela ta odtenek že zaradi imena.

Rose je svetla nevtralno-topla roza, ki mojim bledim ustnicam doda dovolj barve (je kakšen odtenek ali dva temnejša od moje naravne barve) in je odličen odtenek za vsak dan tudi za tiste, ki jih je strah nositi šminke in žive barve. Odtenek je praktično polno prekriven, kar je glede na teksturo presenetljivo, saj so take šminke ponavadi kar prosojne. Predstavljajte si jo kot Lip Butter 2.0 pri čemer so približno obdržali teksturo, dodali pa barvo in odstranili vosek.

Če se mislili, da so njihovi Lip Butterji mehki, vas bodo te šminke presenetile. Meni se zdi še mehkejše, saj nimajo tistega voskastega občutka in ravno zaradi te skoraj topljive formule so zelo prijetne za nošenje, še bolj kot večina balzamov za ustnice, ki so ponavadi kar voskasti. Ampak ta lahka formula, še posebej pri svetlih odtenkih lahko poudari kakšne luskice na ustnicah, pravzaprav me spominja na YSL-jeve Rouge Volupte, ampak so te boljše. Šminka na ustnicah izgleda kremno bleščeče. 

Ker je formula zelo mehka in je na ustnicah že skoraj kot kakšno zelo kremno bleščilo. Obstojnost ni ravno najboljša, v primeru mojega odtenka pa sploh ker je tako svetel, vseeno se ji uspe obdržati približno tri, mogoče celo štiri ure, ampak z precej zmanjšano intenziteto barve. Sicer pa šminke, ki bi bila zelo kremna in vlažilna, poleg tega pa še dolgo obstojna, na žalost še nisem našla.

Šminka ima kar močen, ampak res prekrasen vonj in sicer po našem dobrem starem sladoledu Planica. Vonj je praktično identičen in še šminka ima sladek okus, tako da je res tole formula za sladokusce.

Embalaža je preprosta kvadratna tuba s prosojnim pokrovčkom, kar pride zelo prav ko iščeš pravi odtenek. Ker je šminka tako kremna in mehka, moram biti zelo previdna kako jo odpiram, ker če se dotakne česarkoli se razmaže povsod.

Če ste ljubiteljice zelo kremnih in vlažilnih šmink, medtem ko vam obstojnost ni najpomembnejša stvar, so te zagotovo za vas. Iz mojih izkušenj s takimi šminkami, bi se bolj držala svetlejših odtenkov, ampak bi morala preizkusiti kakšen bolj živ odtenek, da bi lahko z zagotovostjo rekla, če se preveč razmazujejo ali ne. Tale odtenek je meni krasen.

Ultra HD šminke so na voljo na Click2Chic za 10,89 €. Ostale odtenke lahko najdete tukaj.

Have a great day!

*The lipstick was given to me.

Essence Longlasting Lipliner 05 Lovely Frappuccino

When this whole 90's trend exploded, I was way out of my depth. Everyone raved about Mac's Soar and Brave, while around these parts, where we can't get Mac, it was all about Essence's Cool Nude, Come Naturally and Satin Mauve. I tried the latter to give this very coveted look a try, disliked it with passion and gave up on the trend, dismissing it as not for me. But then Essence launched a new line of lip liners, which includes a shade called Lovely Frappuccino that again became a very popular colour and after a few months of checking it out, seeing reviews everywhere and mostly because my fellow blogger Sara told me to just get it already, I finally parted from those 1.59 € and gave it a go. It turned out to be one of my favourite purchases this year.

Based on the colour of packaging, I'd never picked it up as it's one of the fugliest colour I've seen, but don't be fooled, it doesn't look one bit like that on the lips. It's a natural deep pink/mauve-brownish shade - it is actually very difficult to describe how it looks on me. This shade looks much warmer on other people than on my lips, at least judging from reviews I've seen (I included a few at the end of the post for you). On me it's a bit cooler and more mauve instead of warm brown, so it's closer to what Plum Cake looks on most. If you're struggling with such shades and colours like Satin Mauve look so draining and grey on you, Frappuccino is just for you. I've said this a few times already, but Nadja compared it to Soar lip liner and finds them very similar. 
I've received mixed responses about this lip colour ranging from "I love it" to "it's too dark for you". I've had it for about a month and it really grew on me. Yes, it's a bit dark, but I think it's still fine. I'm very late to the party with such a lip colour, but I don't care, at least I found it.

The texture is the same as at Yummy Berry that I reviewed before. It's a soft creamy pencil that resembles a lipstick, but it's not as soft as their regular liners, also it's not as breakable as Catrice's version. 

Staying power is better than at Yummy Berry which I find surprising. It survived a glass of drink, but when it came to a full meal, it wiped off just from the middle of the lips, however, since it's such a natural looking shade, it wasn't that obvious.

I'm a bit in love with this colour, it just looks like it was made with people that have my skin tone in mind or at least it's such a shade where everything just falls into right place. I finally have a 90's inspired lip colour that actually looks like one on me. So what do you think? Is it a colour for me? 

I got it in Müller for 1.59€.
Reviews from other people: Danijela, NadjaPetraSara and Taya.

Have a great day!

Yummy Rhubarb and Orange Shower Gel

I've raved about the scent in my New in post and I'll do it again. This smells so juicy and it's perfect for summer. Rhubarb & Orange smells tropically fruity sweet, but a tiny bit bitter, which makes is so fresh, like a nice fizzy glass of soda. If you're familiar with drinks you can get in Slovenia and possibly neighbouring countries, it smells like Radenska ACE Tropik and Bibita, but basically it's the scent similar to those multivitamin drinks.

The shower gel is quite liquid and has none of actually nourishing properties, rather it's just a regular soap, which for me it's enough, but the rest will need to use a moisturiser afterwards. The packaging is a big 500 ml plastic bottle that is luckily easy to squeeze, but even so, since the product is so liquid there are not problems in getting this out.

I'm not sure where Yummy is sold except on Click2Chic (Slovene site that also ships to Croatia), but it's made in Műnich, Germany. Two other summer and cocktails inspired scents exists - Cranberry & Lime and Elder & Mint. This shower gel costs 5.95 € for 500 ml
Ingredients here.

Po samem opisu si sploh nisem predstavljala kako ta tuš gel lepo diši, ampak meni je prav božanski in perfekten za poletje. Diši mi kot "tastara" Bibita z temno modro nalepko, ki jo prav prekleto pogrešam, medtem ko mi drugi pravijo, da diši kot Radenska ACE Tropik, ampak se mi zdi da te še nisem pila. Gre za zelo sladek tropski sadni vonj kateremu je dodana še grenka nota, ki ga naredi zelo osvežilnega, torej je kot kozarec gazirane multivitaminske pijače. Tuš gel je precej tekoč in nima kakšnih posebnih negovalnih sposobnosti, kar mene ne moti, drugi pa boste morali uporabit kakšno kremo za telo po tuširanju. Pakiran je v 500 ml plastični steklenici, ki se lahko stisne, ampak itak je že tuš gel tako tekoč, da verjetno tudi, ko ga bo zmanjkovalo, ga ne bo pretiran problem dobiti ven.

Znamko Yummy prodajajo na Click2Chic in tale tuš gel stane 5,95 €. Na voljo sta še dva poletna vonja: Bezeg in Meta ter Brusnica in Limeta. Ko bi vsaj imeli še na voljo kakšen sprej za telo v tem vonju, ker bi bil super za poletje.
Sestavine lahko najdete tukaj.

Click2Chic, 5,95 € (500 ml).

Have a great day!

*The shower gel was sent to me.

Catrice New Products for Autumn/Winter 2015 and my Wishlist

1. Chocolate Nudes Eyeshadow Palette
010 Choc'Let It Be
I was hoping Catrice would make a chocolate palette and I'm glad my wishes came true. I'm a huge fan of the Absolute Matt Eyeshadow Palette, so I have high hopes for this one. For one the shades certainly look gorgeous from the preview. 
5.29 €

2. Highlighting Powder 
010 Stardust
I love their blushes in the same design, though I don't find them very illuminating on my cheeks, so maybe these will be not super shimmery, but subtly glowy which I would actually prefer. There will be two versions, a pink toned and gold highlighter.
4.29 €

3. Defining Blush
100 Rose Couture
My love for Defining Blushes is well documented and out of the three new shades, this one seems most promising. If it's a warm pink in real life, it's going home with me.
3.79 €

4. Prime and Fine Professional Contouring Palette
010 Ashy Radiance
Along with the chocolate palette, I'm most excited about this. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the quality is nice (though Catrice rarely disappoints anyway) and that the contour powder is a nice taupe shade that is appropriate for my pale skin. 
4.69 €

5.Eyematic Eyepowderpen
050 Al Cappuccino
I've seen such eyeshadows before and though they never proved to be very popular designs, I'd like to give one a try, probably the darkest brown shade, since most look very light.
4.29 €

6. Ultimate Nail Lacquer
94  It's A Very Berry Bash
I'm a sucker for berries, so there is a high chance I'll fall in love with the colour when I see it in person. I haven't bought a Catrice nail polish is a very long time (from the Ultimate line that is) due to the most idiotic brush they had (granted Bourjois' 10 Days was a whole new level of hell compared to this one), but they have since changed them and I hear they have been much improved.
2.49 €

7. Shine Appeal Fluid Lipsticks
I saw this one coming. Everyone is releasing these intense lip gloss formulas and I'm a fan of them (L'Oreal's is amazing). I wonder what these will be like and I'm even more interested in the colour range.
4.29 €

The rest of new products:

Even Skin Tone Beautifying Foundation 7.69 €
005 Even Ivory, 010 Even Vanilla, 020 Beige Rosé and 030 Even Sand

Nude Illusion Make-up 7.69 €
015 Nude Vanilla

Velvet Finish Foundation 
015 Beige Velvet

Prime and Fine Dark Circle Eraser 4.29 € 
020 Nude Rosé

Velvet Finish Powder with Hyaluron 5.29 € 
015 Beige Velvet

Liquid Camouflage - High Coverage Concealer 3.79 €
010 Porcellain and 020 Light Beige

Absolute Chocolate Nudes Eyeshadow Palette 5.29 €  
010 Choc'Let It Be
Deluxe Trio Eyeshadow 4.99 €   
010 Antique C'est Trés Chic, 020 Meet The Gemstones and 030 Rose Vintouch

Absolute Eye Colour Mono Eyeshadow  2.89 €
920 Game Of Stones, 930 Hakuna MATTata, 940 Popeye's Daily Dose, 950 Gold Out! and 960 Choc'Late Night Show

Velvet Matt Eyeshadow 4.29 €
070 Princess Mattleine

Lash Curler 4.29 €

Longlasting Brow Definer 3.49 €
040 Brow'dly Presents…

Fixing Brow Wax 3.29 €
020 Nut-ting Else Matters and 030 Choco Mademoiselle

Kohl Kajal 2.29 €
210 Brownzer

Liquid Metal Gel Eye Pencil 3.49 €
090 I'll Be Right Black

Eye‘Matic Dip Liner Waterproof 3.49 €
010 Stay With Me!

Lashes To Kill Ultra Curl & Volume Mascara 4.29 €

Luxury Lashes Volume Mascara 4.99 €
Black, Ultra Black and Black Waterproof

Eye‘Matic Eyepowder Pen 4.29 €
010 West White Story, 020 Hotel Pearlafornia, 030 Champagne On Me, 040 Keep Calm And Love This Colour, 050 Al Cappuccino and 060 Lavender Mc Queen

Defining Blush 3.79 €
110 Legend-berry, 045 Lilactric and 100 Rose Couture 

Multi Matt Blush 4.29 €
010 Love, Rosie! and 020 La-Lavender

Highlighting Powder 4.29 €
020 Champagne Campaign and 010 Stardust

Prime and Fine Professional Contouring Palette 4.69 €
020 Warm Harmony and 010 Ashy Radiance 

Sun Glow Mineral Bronzing Powder 5.29 €
010 Golden Light

Shine Appeal Fluid Lipstick  4.29 €
010 To Be ContiNUDEd, 020 Kiss Me In The Sunshine, 030 Meet You At The Bar-bie, 040 Pink Macaron, 050 What-A-Melon, 060 Marry Berry, 070 Better Make A Mauve, 080 Rose, Would You…?, 090 Metal N' Roses, 100 AdREDnaline Rush Lovers, 110 Best Seller, Truth Teller and 120 Nude-Tritious

Beautifying Lip Smoother 3.79 €
040 Coffee To Go, 050 Frozen Joghurt and 060 Blackberry Muffin

Pure Brilliants Colour Lip Balm 5.29 €
050 Next Stop Golden Gate Bridge, 040 Romeo & Jeweliet, 030 Plum-Up The Volume, 020 Catch The Brillianaire and 010 Sparkle Sparkle Little Star 

Longlasting Lip Pencil 2.29 €
170 Plumplona Olé

Glossy Lip Glow 5.29 €

Ultimate Colour Lip Colour 4.29 €
410 Rocking Like A Pink-Star and 420 Plum Fiction

Ultimate Stay Lipstick 5.29 €
130 Rusty's Gold & Treasure, 140 Behind The Red Curtain and 150 Chocolate Kiss

CC Care & Conceal 2.89 €
01 Delicate Porcelain Doll, 02 Tender Touch Of Rosé, 03 Perfect Beige Skin Twin, 04 Apricot Skin-Fit, 05 Subtle Sand Sensation, 06 Perfecting Pale Almond and 12 Metallic Rose Revolution

Luxury Nudes 2.59 €
09 Dreamin' Bohemian and 10 Lily From Piccadilly

Luxury Lacquers Liquid Metal 3.79 €
09 Never No To Holo, 10 Pink Rock Shock, 11 Red Notting Hill Thrill and 12 Metallic Rose Revolution

Ultimate Nail Lacquer 2.59 €
90 She Said Yes In Her Red Dress, 91 It's All About That Red, 92 Snow White's Apple Bite, 93 Red Midnight Mystery, 94 It's A Very Berry Bash, 95 For Some It's Plum, 96 A Wink Of Pink, 97 Love Affair In Bel Air, 98 No Coffee Without Toffee, 99 Sweet Macaron Sin, 100 Red Goes Nuts, 101 Tiny Teint Treasure, 102 London Town At Sundown and 103 Think In Dusky Pink

Effect Boosting Base Coat 2.59 €
01 More Reflect Of The Effect!

Million Styles Top Coat 3.29 €
05 Let's Do The Holo Show, 07 Unfold The Unlimited Gold and 06 Mysterious Mother Of Pearl

Pro Care Nail Oil 3.79 €

All the products are already on the website and my press release says new things will be available in July, but I'm doubtful as the list of the things that are being discontinued hasn't surfaced yet. 

Anything caught your eye? I can't wait to see new things from Essence. Have a great day!

Born Pretty The Hot Shop Lipstick 01

I can probably read most of your minds right now, but I'll put off the obvious for a few paragraphs. Born Pretty has a selection of 15 shades available, all swatched on their website and I decided on the shade number 01, which appears a lovely, warm light-medium pink on their swatches, so you might imagine my surprise when I discovered it's orange, but let's start with one thing at a time.

Colour: In the tube 01 is a medium orange shade and when I swatched it on the back of the hand, it has this pinkish-coral hue to it, which leads me to believe that this shade would look amazing on medium tones, since it would look like the perfect peachy pink. Unfortunately because I'm very pale, it looks completely orange on me. My camera can't capture it quite true to life, but it is actually neon orange on me (if you check their swatches it's somewhere between shades 04 and 05). I don't think I can pull of orange on my lips, especially not as bright, but as I said before, this would probably look amazing on warm medium skin tones. 
Fellow blogger Petra choose the shade 11 and you can see her swatches here.

Texture and finish: It's a soft, moisturising lipstick that is semi to fully opaque - it all depends on how many layers you apply. The finish is creamy to a bit glossy, but I'm confused why is it called a plumper lip gloss. You can make it matte by blotting it with a tissue and enough colour remains on the lips, so I actually prefer it that way or when it's a bit worn off because my natural lip colour shines through and make it less bright orange. It's a very comfortable lipstick to wear, but sometimes it did wear off a bit patchy on me, probably due to the shade.

I'm also wearing Born Pretty false eyelashes #HS-43, which I'll review individually later. 

Staying power: At full opacity it manages to stay for a few hours, but then it starts to fade with the shine being the first thing to go and the rest of the colour settles into a stain. It doesn't survive eating or drinking well because it leaves a ring on colour.

Scent: It has a faint scent of plastic, new furniture and sawdust, but I didn't notice it until I went to check it out specifically for this description. 

Packaging: It's a clear knock-off of Top Shop lipsticks, I won't beat around the bush. They did at least name them The Hot Shop. The tube is metal and the mechanism works fine, so the quality of the packaging is good.

Price and availability: These lipsticks cost 4.29 $ on Born Pretty and you can get a 10 % discount with a code MKOH10. Born Pretty also has an app for iPhones.

Have a great day!