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Friday, July 25, 2014

Empties #7


I am very excited to show you which products I managed to use up lately. 
Some were a miss, but some were a hit when it comes to usability. 

Let's start with the first photo. 

Dove invisible dry deodorant
Well... the name is nice and the scent is neutral enough. However it gave me painful cystic acne on my armpits. Oh boy, the pain! It worked, yes... not sure about the invisible part, I seldom wear black shirts. But if it weren't for the painful little detail, I'd totally use it again.
Repurchase? Nope.

Akamuti Coconut Oil
 (sorry for the shifted poackage)
A wonderful product, about which I wrote here. I loved every inch of it and I hope I will be able to repurchase it in the future. 
Repurchase? Hell yes!

Recipe By Nature Slowganic Lemon cleanser (tester capsule)
Oooooh.. The scent and the texture. Boy, I loved it. The scent is this gentle a bit sweet lemon. Not overpowering and fresh enough not to tickle my senses. The texture is like dipping your fingers in a cloud. So gentle, spongy, smooth....  and I am not even kidding. Just remembering makes me happy. Sadly I used it up in a week and cried my soul out. It didn't dry my skin out, my skin was actually HAPPY after using it. AH. It is too expensive for me to purchase the full size ($40!!), so... goodbye great cleanser. 
Repurchase? I would if I could.

Ok enough of self pity.. lets move to the next part of the empties post.

Himalaya Sensi-Relief toothpaste
I bough this toothpaste because a fellow blogger said she likes this brand. And because she tried the one I recommended. It is nice, it doesn't foam that much and the teeth feel very clean after using it.  However the taste is something that takes a little bit of getting used to - it is a bit salty?
A good toothpaste for when I get bored of my staple (Ajona, if anyone is curious). 
Repurchase? Yes, maybe a different type.

Miss & Mrs mascara
I did a short review of it here, and I have nothing new to add. I like to try new mascaras and this one was Okay, nothing too special.
Repurchase? Not really.

Yves Rocher Sexy Pulp Mascara
I don't think I ever wrote anything about it, but I used it here and here
It did its job well, nothing too fancy (except the price). Made my lashes look all natural ;).
I really like the sleek package, but I wish it would give me more volume.
Repurchase? No. (Voglio voluuume) 

Catrice Gilbert's Grapefruit 110 eyeshadow
I manly bought it because I thought it would make a great blush. It kind of does, except it's not very pigmented so more like a highlighting kind of a blush. Lovely. Except it is an eyeshadow. Not as pigmented as I'd hoped, but nice anyway.  Anyway I completely forgot about it (put it away in my mineral eyeshadow box.. don't know why exactly) and it expired. Smells funky, so off it goes. 
I am a bit upset about it, but what can you do.. sometimes life turns this way. 
Repurchase? Not really, I rarely buy single eyeshadows (because as we can all see I lose them or forget about them)

Which products are you running out of this month?

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Review: Stamping plate - Quirky Arabesque Pattern QA88


I was very excited when Born Pretty Store contacted me to ask me if I'd like to review a product or two for them. Of course! I love nail stuff ;). 

I got to chose my own item, and since I am currently a bit obsessed with nail stamping, I got to pick a plate. I chose the plate no. QA88. It is a lovely octogonal steel plate with some swirly designs.

Their picture (since it is so shiny I couldn't get a proper picture)

I used it with two Essence stampy nail polishes in white and black. The white was used many times before and thus I had no problem with it, but the black one is pretty much new and still a bit runny, so the images didn't stamp well (it goes better with use, as it thickens).

Once I peeled off both stickers (front and back side), the plate was ready to use

I could easily pick up the design and had no problems at all with the plate. The design is lovely, especially those swirly flower things. 


+ different thumb excuse the mess! [It was my first homemade decal]
(First I made a decal with this plate and Essence white stampy polish + Essie Fiji; then I put it over my yellow nail polish *meh* and after that I stamped with the black stampy polish)

You can get yours here (for less than 3€). 

P.S. You can use the code CHERRYK31 for 10% off your order. 

This product was sent to me by the company itself or its PR. For more information please do read my Disclosure Policy. My opinion is always honest.

Monday, July 21, 2014

NOTD: White gold


I am still putting together a loooong post with some product I got for review purposes, but in the meanwhile here is a lovely manicure using two nail polishes.
Essie Blanc + Catrice Oysters & Champagne

I was hoping this combination would look so much better, but sadly it doesn't. It is lovely, yes, but not as pretty as I pictured it in my head. 

The drying time was so-so; about 10 minutes per layer (2 layers of Essie and one of Catrice). 
And it chipped fairly quickly -  in two days
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