Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Bourjois Color Boost - worth the hype!

Bourjois Color Boost Plum

 I am a bit late on the bandwagon with this one, but here it is - the Bourjois Color Boost in the colour Plum Russian. Everyone and their brother's dog has raved about this baby, and it was about time I laid my hands on it. The color Plum Russian was just released in my country, so I just couldn't resist the temptation.

... And it is as amazing as they say. Let's get crackin on the review.

Excuse the tiny scar on my lip :D

Packaging & price tag: The packaging isn't something extremely luxurious or innovative, but it is amazingly appealing. The colors are so vibrant and they caught my eye right away. I got this on sale (yes, lucky me) and it was about 6$, which is a total bargain.
Colour & how long it lasts: The colour is a-mazing. I must admit, I never wear plums or anything darker than a rosy nude, so this was a bit of a venture for me. It totaly paid out. The color is a gorgeous almost sheer plum, but it can be built up for a more dramatic effect. But here, see for yourselves.
I can't say it last very long, as it has a gossy texture. They promise 10 hours, but come on - who can live up to that. Still it lasts reasonably long for what it is.
I must say, my favourite thing about it is the smell. It smells like violets, but it's a very sweet, almost candy-like smell. Amazing.
Overall verdict: I am in love. The glossy finish, the colour, the smell, and the price tag are all satisfactory, and the more expencive equivalents like the Clinique Chubby Sticks.. well, I don't think they're worth it. This is perfect not just if you're on a budget, as it has that "expencive product" feel.

I know most of you have tried this, but still I can't help but recommend it. I'll be getting another color soon, hope it's as good as this one!

What d you guys think of this product, have you tried it (I'm sure you have, but still), and would you buy it again?

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Sensitive eyes?! Which make up removers prevent redness & itchyness

A while back I used to wear contact lenses. That was a huge problem for me as I would rarely apply any eye make up on, as my micellar water used to sting my eyes, and, it's also a danger to the lense itself.
I stopped wearing lenses, but yet another problem appeared - the skin just at the outer corners of my eyes was red and itchy whenever I decided to use a harsher make up remover for waterproof eyeliner/mascara. So, my suffery had to come to an end. I found a great make up removal regime which I'll share with you guys today. Plus, the perfect type of make up remover for sensitive eyes!

Eye make up removal regime & the perfect eye make up remover:
First, I take off the bulk of my make up (if any) with any micellar water at hand. Right now I'm using my L'Oreal Skin Perfection Micellar Solution. I leave the hardest part - the eyes - for last. 
I've come to the conclusion that cleansing milks are THE stuff when it comes to itchyness, redness and overall irritation around the eyes. My favourite cleansing milk is by far the L'Oreal Tripple active. I bought mine 2-3 months ago, that's why it's in the old packaging, but they've changed it now, and it's extremely similar to the micellar water.
Back to the point. I use a cotton pad and gently tap around the eyelid with it. This dissolves the make up without irritating the eye, because of the cleansing milk's consistency. Micellar waters are a bit rougher on the eye as there is more friction between the pad and the skin.
Then, I take a clean cotton pad, put the tiniest amount of cleansing milk on it and wipe the make up off. Repeat if needed
I then splash my face with some cool water, and I'm good to go. No irritation around my eyes whatsoever. 

This might seem really simple, but before I discovered that cleansing milks are perfect for sensitive eyes, I struggled with numerous micellar waters, specialised eye makeup removers, but nothing worked for me. To sum up - micellar water for my face, cleansing milk for my eyes!

This regime works for me, I hope it will work for you too! What's your holy grail eye make up remover?

Friday, 20 December 2013

O.P.I. Oy-Another Polish Joke - the perfect glittery polish!

o.p.i oy-another polish joke

So, it's Christmas time. And what's more perfect for a Christmas dinner or a New year's Eve party than glitter? Yes. Glitter is all around us in December, so I decided to go with it and bought an O.P.I glittery nail polish in the colur "Oy-Another Polish Joke" (wierd name, I know). It's my first golden glittery nailpolish/topcoat, as I'm not a fan of gold - it can be too tacky at times.
BUT. I must say this is the most amazing nailpolish I've ever bought. It was on sale, so I got it on 30% off - for 7$ it's a total bargain.
The colour ispurely gorgeous, a shimmering gold, with metalic notes. In some lights it looks slightly yellowish, but in a good way. If you do just one coat of it, it is just a slight shimmer and will work great as a top coat.
If you generously apply two coats, it looks opaque but still it's extremely sparkly. Perfect to spice up an outfit for New Year's Eve. It would look great combined with a little black dress - very classy, and not too out there.
Now to mention how awesome the brush is. It applies evenly, it's big enough but not too big, so it works great even on my smallish nails. Here it is, beware of the sparkle!

This nailpolish lasts for ages. And when I say ages, I mean it. Nothing lasts well on my nails, because I'm one of those people who bite their nails a bit when they're nervous. I have a huge problem with that, but this O.P.I polish lasted for a whole week straight. I must say I am SO impressed with this.

Overall, this is by far my holy grail nailpolish - it can be used as a top coat, as a regular polish, lasts forever and on half-price it's just a total win. I'm wearing it on Christmas and New year's eve - so that's saying something. My adivice - buy this! It's the best investment I've made for years haha.

What's your favourite O.P.I. nailpolish? Have you used this one?


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