Go For The Glow – essence | Review

Today I’m here to talk about the Go For The Glow essence highlighter palettes. I’ll get straight to the point. There is very few what I don’t like about these palettes & it’s not a big thing either. I don’t like the fact that both palettes have 2 pinks, so in total there are 4 pinks, one gold and one green highlighter. I would’ve prefered a little more variety.

Oggi sono qui per parlare delle pallette illuminanti  Go For The Glow della essence. Vado subito al dunque. C’è molto poco di quello che non mi piace di queste palette e una cosa non tanto rilevante. Non mi piace che entrambe palette hanno due rosa, quindi in totale ci sono 4 tonalità rosa, uno d’oro e uno verde. Avrei voluto più varietà.

The packaging is really cute & sturdy, both palettes have a holographic kind of look going on. They have a good sized mirror inside and they have a magnetic closure.

Il packaging è davvero carino e robusto, entrambe palette hanno un aspetto olografico. Dentro hanno uno specchio di buona grandezza e la chiusura è magnetica.

01 the cools

First one is the cool colors palette, from left: a cool pink, an icy pink that looks white/silver until you swatch it and a green one. I haven’t used the green one in my makeup yet, I just haven’t done any “extra” looks and green doesn’t really go with an everyday makeup look :P

La prima è la palette con i colori freddi, da sinistra: una rosa fredda, una rosa ghiacciata che sembra bianca/argento finchè non lo swatchi e un colore verde. Non ho ancora usato il verde in nessun look, semplicemente non va molto bene con i trucchi naturali di tutti giorni :P

I used the darker pink here, also in the inner corners of my eyes. Highlight perfection, that’s all I have to say!

Ho usato la rosa più scura qua, anche negli angoli interni degli occhi. La perfezione in forma illuminante, non ho altro da dire!

The lighter pink is perfect for everyday looks. I mean, it could still be a little too much for some, but for hardcore makeup lovers it will totally fine to wear a pink highlighter during daytime :)

La rosa più chiara è perfetta per i trucchi di tutti giorni. Sarà troppo per qualcuna, però per le amanti di trucco non ci sarà nessun problema di indossare un illuminante rosa anche di giorno :)

02 the warms

This is the palette with warmer colors, from left: your perfect gold, a deeper purplish pink and a lighter pink. All the pinks are different between them and gorgeous, but still in my opinion – too much pink :P The darker pink is too pink for someone as light skinned as me, but I can still use in the inner corners of my eyes.

Questa è la palette con i colori più caldi, da sinistra: l’oro perfetto, un rosa più scuro con un po’ di lilla e un rosa più chiaro. Tutti rosa sono diversi tra di loro e tutti bellissimi, ma secondo me – troppi rosa :P La rosa più scura è troppo per una così chiara come me, ma posso sempre usarlo negli angoli interni degli occhi.

I used the golden highlighter on both these photos, ain’t it pretty? For me it’s the perfect gold. I have a few other golden highlighters and they just look wrong on my light skin, they’re too yellow, too dark but this one is perfection and I’m in love!

Ho usato l’illuminante d’orato su entrambe foto, non è bellissimo? Per me è l’oro perfetto! Ho un paio di altri illuminanti dorati ma sulla mia pelle chiara stanno male, sono troppo gialli, troppo scuri ma questo è perfezione e sono innamorata! 

Yes, yes I do have mascara smudged under my eyes, I’m sorry you have to see this mess lol Just concentrate on the beautiful shiny highlighter :P

Si, è vero, ho del mascara spiaccicata sotto l’occhio, mi dispiace che avete dovuto vedere questa schifezza :D Concentratevi sul bellissimo luccicoso illuminante :P

Another thing I love about these palettes is the lasting power of these highlighters, they will stay on all day! Well done, essence, I am pretty impressed with these palettes.

Un’altra cosa che adoro di queste palette è la durata di questi illuminanti, durano tutto il giorno! Ben fatto essence! Sono davvero impressionata da queste palette.

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Too Glam To Give A Damn – essence | Review

Hello, nope I’m not back. I just really wanted to share my thoughts on some new essence palettes. I asked in my Instagram stories if I should go back to blogging for a day and do a post about them & some crazy people said yes :D So here I am! I’m starting off with the “Too Glam To Give A Damn” palette, then do one post for the “Go For The Glow” highlighter palettes and another post for the “Born Awesome” palette. Let me just warn you that my makeup, blogging & photo taking skills have degenerated…..

Ciao, no, non sono tornata. Volevo semplicemente condividere con voi qualche pensiero sulle nuove palette di essence. Ho chiesto nelle storie di Instagram se dovrei tornare a fare la blogger per un giorno e fare un post su di loro e un po’ di gente pazza ha risposto di si :D Perciò eccomi qua! Comincio con la “Too Glam To Give A Damn” palette, poi farò un post unico per le “Go For The Glow”  palette d’illuminanti e un altro post per la “Born Awesome” palette. Ma vi avverto che le mie abilità di truccarmi, bloggare e fare delle foto sono degenerate….

The packaging is obvioulsy super cute and a step up from their usual style. The palette has a mirror inside and closes with a magnet. The colors are really pretty and in my opinion would make an awesome palette for the winter holiday season: shimmery colors, purples, dark green, gold & rose gold.

Il packaging è ovviamente super carino & decisamente un passo in avanti dal loro solito stile. La palette ha anche uno specchio e la chiusura col magnete. I colori sono molto belli e secondo me farebbe un’ottima palette per la stagione festiva: colori shimmer, i viola, verde scuro, oro e oro rosa.

I wanted to do swatches for you, but I completely failed – sorry! The pigmentation of the colors is the essence norm: not amazing but doesn’t completely suck either. A little powdery, dark matte colors are more pigmented. My favorites from this palette have to be the pink on the left, the gold and the purple matte in the middle. The green looks pretty but as soon as you try to blend it shimmer and darkness disappear immediately, it also transfered on my upper eyelids when I used it for a look. I do have slightly hooded eyes but usually colors don’t transfer this bad. Oh and it needs a neutral matte transition color.

Volevo farvi dei swatch, ma ho completamente fallito – scusatemi! La pigmentazione è la norma del essence: non ottimo ma non fa neanche del tutto schifo. Leggermente polverosi, colori scuri matte rendono meglio. I miei preferiti da questa palette devono essere la rosa sulla sinistra, l’oro e i viola matte in mezzo. Il verde sembra bello ma appena lo sfumi sparisce completamente lo shimmer e si schiarisce di brutto, e si è anche trasferito sulla parte superiore delle mie palpebre dopo un po’. I occhi sono leggermente incappucciato, ma di solito i colori non si trasferiscono così tanto. Quello che manca è un bel colore neutrale e matte per la transizione.

Here’s the first look with the palette. Please excuse my crazy bangs, I just didn’ know what to do with them :/

Ecco il primo look con la palette. Scusate la mia frangia pazza, non sapevo cosa farne :/

I used the rose gold (first from the right) color as a highlighter, unfortunately it didn’t show up on the photos. But it gave a lovely natural glow.

Ho usato l’oro rosa (primo da destra) come illuminante, purtroppo non si vede sulla foto ma ha dato un bel look naturale.

The second look didn’t turn out as I wanted it to and as I said earlier, the green was really hard to work with. This time, please excuse my clumpy lashes – I wore fake lashes the other day & I still have some glue stuck in my lashes. Any tips on how to best remove the glue?

Il secondo look non è uscito proprio come volevo, come ho detto prima, era difficile lavor con il verde. Questa volta invece scusate le me ciglia appiccicate – ho indossate le ciglia finte l’altro giorno e ho ancora della colla appiccicata nelle mie ciglia. Qualche consiglio su come rimuoverlo meglio?

The last look is the most “me”, something I wear on daily bases – a one shadow look with pink, peach, orange or brown I did put a bit of purple under my eyes as well. In the inner corner I used the light rose gold color from the palette. I did use a white pencil under the pink shadow and inner corner highlight for better color payoff, I always do that with light colors.

L’ultimo look è il più “me”, qualcosa che indosso sempre – solo un colore sulla palpebra, di solito rosa, pesca, arancione o marrone. Ho messo un po’ di viole sotto gli occhi e l’oro rosa negli angoli interni.Ho usato la matita bianca sotto la rosa e il colore del angolo interno. Uso sempre la matita bianca sotto i colori chiari per il maggior rendimento del colore.

I hope you enjoyed this little overview of the palette and I’ll be back soon talking about the two highlighter palettes. You can already see on the last look that these highlighters are bomb! I can’t wait to show you, I’m totally obsessed with them! Until next time :)

Spero vi è piaciuto questa piccola recensione/descrizione della palette e tornerò presto per parlare delle palette illuminanti otete già vedere nelle foto dell’ultimo look che questi illuminanti sono da paura! Non vedo l’ora di mostrarveli, ne sono completamente ossessionata! Alla prossima!

 

New In Beauty | Haul

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Hello Hello blogging world :) Look at me blogging and shit :D I know I’ve been a terrible blogger (not just now that I’m pregnant, always), I keep coming and going whenever, sometimes disappearing for weeks, even months! Thank you all, who have stuck with me through my bipolar blogging <3 In today’s post I’m sharing my latest beauty buys. I barely put out foot past months and didn’t do any shopping, so now that I feel better I could finally go and pick up some stuff :)

Ciao mondo blog :) Guardatemi che bloggo, un miracolo :D So di essere stata una terribile blogger (non solo ora, che sono incinta, sempre), vengo e vado quando capita, a volte sparisco per settimane e persino mesi! Grazie dal cuore di essere rimasti con me e aver sopportato il mio stile bipolare di bloggare <3 Nel post di oggi vi mostro i miei ultimi acquisti beauty. Nei mesi scorsi ho malpena messo piede fuori casa e niente shopping, perciò ora che sto meglio, ho finalmente potuto prendermi qualche cosina :)

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essence stay all day concealer 10 natural beige

I have never reviewed this concealer, but I often mention my love for it in my empties posts. You can find a million reviews about this, but if you want me to review it, just say the word.

Non ho mai recensito questo correttore, ma ne parlo spesso bene nei miei post di prodotti finiti. Potete trovare un millione di recensioni su questo, ma se volete che lo faccio anche io basta farmi sapere.

essence lash & brow gel mascara

Haven’t used this one yet, but hopefully I can review it in the future. I only picked it up, cause I needed something for my brows and this was the best option at the moment, so we’ll see.

Lo devo ancora usare, ma spero di recensirlo in futuro. L’ho preso solo perché mi serviva qualcosa per le sopracciglia e questo era l’opzione migliore al momento, vedremo…..

essence I ♥ Extreme crazy volume mascara

I already reviewed this mascara (here) ,a good one of course  or I wouldn’t go buying another one! The photos in the review are pretty crappy so maybe this time I can take better ones and re-publish the post.

Ho già scritto una recensione su questo mascara (qui), positivo ovviamente o non me ne sarei comprato un altro! Le foto nella recensione fanno schifo, quindi forse questa volta posso rifare le foto e ri-pubblicare ilpost.

essence liquid ink eyeliner

I’ve been using this for a few weeks now and so far I only have positive thoughts about this eyeliner.

Lo sto usando da qualche settimana e finora ho solo cose positive da dire sul suo conto.

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catrice All Matt foundation 010 light beige

I’ve used this about 4-5 times and so far so good, it has a good coverage but doesn’t feel too heavy, great lasting power and gives no issues to my skin. Although I’m not sure why did I go with a matt foundation now that my skin is really dry, but I remember reading reviews about catrice foundations and this one was the only good one I remembered so I didn’t want to risk :D Definitely going to review this sooner or later.

L’ho già usato 4-5 volta e finora va tutto bene, ha una buona coperenza, ma non è troppo pesante, buona durata e non dà problemi alla mia pelle. Solo che non sono sicura per quale motivo ho scelto un fondotinta matte ora che la mia pelle è molto secca! Ricordo di aver letto recensioni dei fondotinta di catrice e questo era l’unico buono che mi ricordo quindi non volevo rischiare :D Farò una recensione sicuramente, prima o poi.

catrice Prime and Fine anti-red base

I have only used it twice so far, so I still need to figure out how I feel about it. It’s has quite a thick consistency, which can be good or bad. Long time ago I tried Kiko green primer and it was practically water, so it was useless. We shall see and I will let you know.

L’ho solo usata due volte finora, quindi devo ancora capire se mi piace o no. Ha una consistenza piuttosto densa, il che può essere sia buono che brutto. Anni fa ho provato la base verde di Kiko ed era praticamente acqua, perciò era inutile. Quindi vedremo e vi farò sapere.

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Eyebrow brush

I already threw away the package, so I can’t tell you the brand, but it probably doesn’t matter anyway. I just needed a new one, cause the last one just fell a part – brush bristles fell off little by little. It was from MUA and lasted me almost two years, I don’t know if that’s a decent amount of time for a brush or not.

Ho già buttato la confezione, quindi non so dirvi la marca, ma penso tanto sia irrilevante. Mi serviva una spazzolina per sopracciglia nuova perchè il mio ultimo è caduto a pezzi – si staccavano le setole. Era di MUA e mi è durato quasi due anni, non so se è buono oppure poco.

Balea Cleansing face mask

I totally forgot I have google translator on my phone while I was in dm, obviously everything is written in German or Bulgarian, but thankfully I got a mask I actually wanted.  It clarifies the skin and purifies the pores with white clay and zinc.

Mentre ero a dm ho del tutto dimenticato di avere il traduttore google sul telefono, perché ovviamente è tutto scritto in tedesco e bulgaro lì, ma per fortuna ho preso la maschera, che mi serviva. Pulisce la pelle e i pori con argilla bianca e zinco.

Himalaya herbals Cocoa Butter Lip Balm

Have you ever used a lip balm that actually makes your lips worse? That was the case with the ones from Cien (I bought a pack of three damnit), so I was desperate for something that actually works and so far this one is doing good.

Avete mai usato un burro di cacao, che peggiore le labbra?  Era il caso con i burro di cacao di Cien (e ho pure preso un pacco da tre maledizione), perciò ero disperata di trovare qualcosa che funzionasse e finora sembra andare bene questo.

Eveline Active Thermal Mask

Truth be told I have never used a thermal mask, I just saw Rejuvenating and Purifying and threw it in the basket. Hopefully my skin won’t be too sensitive for it.

A dire il vero non ho mai usato una maschera thermale, ho solo visto Rigenerante e Purificante e l’ho buttato nel cestino. Spero che la mia pelle non sarà troppo sensibile per questa maschera.

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Balea Gentle Wash Cream

I’m almost out of face wash and my skin being very dry during this pregnancy I decided for this one for dry and sensitive skin, almond oil and vitamin-e pearls. Should be nice, I can’t wait to use it!

Ho quasi finito il mio detergente viso e visto la mia pelle molto secca durante questa gravidanza ho deciso per questo detergente per le pelli secche e sensibili, con olio di mandorle e perle di vitamina-e. Sembra buono, non vedo l’ora di usarlo!

lilly hair mask for dry & damaged hair with royal jelly

I’ve never been big on hair masks, maybe I never found the right one or maybe my hair just didn’t need any. But since I moved to Bulgaria I’ve been struggling with really dry flaky scalp. At first I thought it was dandruff, but dry scalp makes a lot more sense, the water is harder here and the climate is different.  I chose this one, cause I enjoyed a hair conditioner from the same line.

Non sono mai stata amante di maschere per i capelli, forse non avevo mai trovato quella giusta o forse sempllicemente non ne avevo bisogno. Ma da quando mi sono trasferita in Bulgaria ho avuto problemi con il cuoio capelluto molto secca. All’inizio pensavo si trattasse di forfora, ma questo fa molto più senso dato che l’acqua è più dura e la clima diversa. Ho scelto questa maschera perché mi ero trovata bene con il balsamo della stessa linea.

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Lastly some mega-cheap chinese fake lashes and some lash glue from dm. There was only this lash glue so it better be good!

Per ultimo due paia super economiche di ciglia finte dai cinesi e colla per le ciglia da dm. C’era solo un tipo di colla, farà meglio essere buono!


Hopefully I didn’t bore you too much with this post! Which ones of these products have you used and what was your experience with them? Is there something you want me to review? Talk to you soon lovlies!

Spero di non avervi annoiato troppo con questo post! Quali prodotti di questi hai già provato e come ti sei trovata? C’è qualcosa su quale vorresti una recensione? A presto care!

Mammu

Haul: Lilly | Denzel

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Hello Hello my sweet butterflies! I got a chance to do some shopping yayyy. I’m all about that simple life and nature and stuff, but I’m still a young woman and therefore I like to buy stuff :D Yes to spirituality, to minimalistic lifestyle, to stepping out of the ego, to going back to your roots, to embracing natural beauty, to saying no to consumerism. But the most important part is to not feel guilty, when you do like to enjoy what the 3D world has to offer. Guilt only brings bad energy to you and actually creates the energy that you are guilty of something. We are allowed to enjoy also the material side of the life, no need to feel guilty for that :)

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bioten eye makeup remover I actually wanted to get a different makeup remover to try, cause I didn’t like it that much, but I couldn’t find anything and I was too lazy to go to another store

Velnea Anti Cellulite Ivy Gel I usually don’t buy these products, cause I never believe in them, but this one caught my eye and I though what the heck and went and got it

Bilka Shampoo against dry dandruff I’m almost out of my Velnea anti-dandruff shampoo so I wanted to try another one. The Velnea one definitely helped me with itchiness, but not so much with dandruff

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Ah, you know the essentials ;) Although I won’t be needing these razors anymore soon enough, cause autumn is coming. Yayyyy for long pants and not having to shave every other day! Who else is excited for that? lol

 

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I have never used CC and BB creams before, so let’s see how it goes :) I am very excited to try them out!

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essence kajal pencil 04 white

essence lip liner 06 Satin Muave I am running out of the first one and I absolutely needed to have a backup, cause this is my new all-time favorite lip color/product! Makeup with Satin Muave

Golden Rose precision eyeliner Intense Black It has a nice thin point, I can’t wait to use it

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Golden Rose Dipliner This one has a thicker tip, I’ll use this to draw a line on my lid and then create the wing with the other one

flormar Mono Eye Shadow 03 Pearly Gold I initially thought it was a highligher, it is such a gorgeous soft gold shade. I already wore it today on my eyes and as a highlighter ^.^

essence I Love Stage eyeshadow base Until now I only used the other essence eye base, but I’ve heard good things about this one

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Catrice duo eyeshadow brush

ecotools Eye Enhancing Duo Set Finally some new brushes for me! I swear it is so hard to find eyeshadow brushes in regular drugstores here! How cute is this little set and it’s all made from bamboo and recycled materials. Blend – Define – Smudge – Shade

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All the previous stuff was from a drugstore chain called Lilly and this stuff is now from a Chinese chain store Denzel. Yes yes I know how unsafe made in China is, but I’m stupid enough to still fall for it…..

 Can you believe, that I have never used sponges in my makeup!? I think I tried once and was like nope. That was probably cause I didn’t know how, but since then I have watched plenty of youtube tutorials, so everything should be fine…right?

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As you can see I am preparing for the fall. I needed some new pants cause instead of getting thinner during the summer like normal people, my butt decided to start growing :( Actually I don’t even mind, I kinda like it that way to be honest ;)

 


 

In the evening I made a quick trip to dm, cause I forgot hairspray and concealer. I got Wella wellaflex long lasting flexible hold Instant Volume Boost Mousse and as I am reading the packaging I read mousse instead of hairspray *crying* I looked so many times to not to get mousse by accident! Whyyyyyyyyyy!? For concealer I decided to try alverde cream to  powder concealer 20 natural beige

 

If you’re interested in a product and want me to start trying out something right away for a review, please let me know in the comments <3 Are you starting to prepare for fall already? It’s still quite hot during the day, but the air has already changes here. You can smell the autumn and nights are getting cold! Take care butterflies and talk to you soon!

Mammu

MOTD #37 – Primavera

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Hey sweethearts 💕 How are you all doing? Today I have a makeup of the day for you, but I have to warn you that I still don’t have my camera, which means – shitty photos with my phone. I don’t want to be a whiny bitch, but I just feel so bad for not running my blog with 100% capacity and quality. Forgive me?

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Keeping it simple, I used a peachy mineral eyeshadow all over my lids, blended it out and applied a peachy highlight color under my brow bone and in the inner corners of my eyes. I used the same peachy eyeshadow under my waterline in the middle and a brown bronze color on the outside.

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-essence Stay Natural concealer 03 soft nude
-alverde Mineral Powder 02 natural
-esaence eyebrow designer 04 blonde
-s•he stylezone eyebrow gel
-Neve cosmetics Primavera mineral eyeshadow (I also used it as a blush)
-MUA Pretty Pastels (highlight shade)
-MUA Heaven and Earth (brown shade)
-essence I ❤ extreme crazy volume mascara
-benefit Whatts Up highlighter
-essence lipliner 12 wish me a rose
-essence XXXL shine lipgloss 29 cute pink

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With Love 💕

Mammu

Empties #10

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Hey cuties, it’s time for a beauty related post and it has been quite a while since my last empties post. Let’s jump into it!

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Eveline cosmetics Mattifying and Moisturizing Cream

I enjoyed its lightweight formula very much, it’s delicate and absorbs quickly. The price is great too, so I recommend it. However my face skin does not like creams, never has. I personally don’t believe creams are necessary unless your skin “asks” for it. My skin “asks” me to not use any most of the time and we’re both happy this way. I’m gonna look for a vegan or a more natural option for my next cream :)

bioten nutritive eye make-up remover
⚫hydro nutrient
⚫paraben free
⚫paraffin free
⚫colorant free
⚫100% natutal
⚫cotton extract
It’s a good eye makeup remover, I don’t really have anything bad to say about it. But we didn’t “bond” too much, so on to the next one :P

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Kiko Ultra Tech mascara
I have gone through so much of these, I love this mascara! Too bad I never did a review on it, but you can find plenty of makeup looks, where I used it to see the effect. I really love the two sided brush it has and of course the formula! I highly HIGHLY recommend this mascara ;)

Neve cosmetics Rugiada per Makeup
⚫Mixing medium & eye base
⚫vegan
⚫cruelty free
⚫fragrance free
If you didn’t know – I love Neve cosmetics, such a great brand and I think it’s great that my two favorite italian makeup brands (Kiko & Neve) are having international success!
About the product, I didn’t like it too much as an eye base, but it’s great versatile products. I used it to create eyeliners & colored mascara from mineral eyeshadows & pigments, I also used it as brow gel. If you are in need of a product like this, then I recommend it!

Neve cosmetics Mini kabuki
I got this tiny kabuki brush back in 2012 and it was a great brush until a month ago when it started shedding a lot of hair :(  Bye bye old friend.

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essence purifying nose strips
First time I ever used nose strips, pretty fun. I love the tickling feeling on my nose, when it’s on cause I know it means my nose is getting a good clean-up. My nose has never been so smooth and shiny 😂😂😂

Rexona pure protection 48h active deodorant
I think I said enough, when I reviewed it. 👎

Have a lovely day,

Mammu

Birthday shopping (kind of)

Heyyya loves! My birthday was on 17th and I was waiting for the weekend to do some bday shopping. But as always when I plan something, things don’t go my way :D You know the feeling when you can’t wait to shop and when the day arrives you’re not in the mood 😥 #firstworldproblems So I wasn’t in the mood to start with & I couldn’t find the things I liked in my size :(

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Diary/journal I’ve been journaling since I was 11/12, lately more then before, it only took me 6 months to finish the last one.

I started to write down everything I’m grateful for (almost) every day. It seems such a small thing to do or maybe you think you already are grateful, but believe me when I say, writing it down changes everything! I am not the only one who has experienced a huge positive change in life after starting to do this. You should try it, there is nothing to lose here 💜

I also write down positive affirmations and stuff I let go (search Luule Viilma “Teaching of Survival). If you’re interested I could make a post about journaling and how to use it to improve your life, let me know 🌟

bioten skin moisture refreshing tonic lotion
⚫normal/combination skin
⚫paraben free
⚫paraffin free
⚫colorant free
⚫alcohol free
⚫100% natural
⚫hydro nutrient

I don’t really believe that 100% natural thing, but I’m sure it’s less harmful than a lot of others :) What I don’t like so much is it’s extremely sweet smell, but I’ll see how it works for my skin.

Pencil sharpener

I left mine at the other house and needed a new one. I tried to use a normal one as an emergency solution…didn’t work out very well as you can imagine. Don’t try it, you’ll just waste your pencils!

BU Hippy soul perfume deodorant spray

I needed a summer fragrance and it’s just what I was looking for – fresh, sweet & delicate, it screams happy :)

flormar nail enamel 422 Electric Pink
I haven’t painted my nails since last summer, but I was in a mood for a happy bright summer color :)

essence stay natural concealer

I believe I have praised this concealer a few times on my blog, nothing has changed, I really love this concealer 👍

essence XXXL shine lipgloss 29 cute pink

I am starting to really miss having all my makeup here, so I’ve started buying new stuff. I can’t miss a pink gloss from my collection ^.^

s•he stylezone eyebrow gel

I don’t know anything about this brand, but I believe it’s a dm brand. I’ve been wanting to try something from this brand since I moved to Bulgaria last spring. It was the last one left so I thought it must be good :D So far seems pretty good to me :)

That’s it for my tiny shopping trip. I’m in a pretty crappy mood, I’m frustrated and I want my things 😭 I feel guilty for wanting my stuff, it’s not like I’m walking around naked – I have all the necessities, but it would be nice to have a bigger choice. And my computer and camera of course. And my kids want the rest of their stuffed animals. I also feel guilty for forcing my husband to waste his free day to sit on a bus for 6+ hours, take the metro to the bus station and back and struggle with bags and suitcases. I know he doesn’t want to go. He’d prefer if we’d all go, but no thank to that stress. Can you imagine all that adding two small kids to that!? Nope! Sorry for the rant guys, I just need to let some steam out.

Hope you’re having a beautiful weekend,

Mammu

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Yayyy shopping! Haul & First Impressions

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Hello sweethearts! As you know I still blog from my phone, it’s a pain in the ass to type on a phone plus the wordpress app really puts in the effort to f@#% things up with photos, but I managed to write a very long and detailed post and get the photos right after an agonising hour, I press publish and guess what….it published an EMPTY post! Well f@#% me! Sorry for the swearing, but I’m so pissed right now! I was so inspired and the words came easy for me and now I need to start again. I really wanna cry or break something!!!!

Ok, let me take a deep breathe and try to do as good job as the first time :)

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First I went to lilly, a drugstore chain from Serbia. It was my first time there, it was nice to have different brands from the usual dm ones. My husband went to get a haircut with my older son Jürgen (apparently he danced the whole time hubs got his hair cut lol). I had time to kill and my little helper, Joonas with me. He behaved very well and wanted to now all the functions and purposes of different products :D

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watte watte cotton buds

lilly handwash
⚪moisturising complex
⚪no parabens
⚪honey & milk extract
I would’ve preferred the lime & grapefruit one, but Joonas adores honey so how could I not please him :)

Bilka homeopathy natural whitening toothpaste
⚪paraben free
⚪mint free
⚪fluoride free
⚪sugar free
It is free of lot of crap, but there’s still other bad-for-you ingredients. It’s the best I could do though, it’s hard to find bio/all natural products, that “trend” hasn’t arrived here in bulgaria yet. A lot of brands that claim to be natural on the packaging are far from it. If I’m not mistaking, Bilka is a bulgarian brand. They are one of those brands that are less natural then they say, but still less harmful than a lot of others.

I really love this toothpaste! Other toothpastes of this kind have tasted awful, left residue on my teeth and made my teeth very sensitive & hurt. This one tastes amazing, it doesn’t leave a heavy toothpaste taste in your mouth, cleans my teeth perfectly and doesn’t make them hurt or sensitive at all.

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mamma&baby SunMilk for kids
⚪immediate protection
⚪water resistant
⚪high protection
⚪UVA & UVB
⚪SPF 50
I have mentioned, that, Jürgen suffers from sun allergy since last year and I needed a good sunscreen for him. I went to read online to get more info and it’s important to have UVA & UVB both. The last one didn’t have them both, so I’m really hoping this will help him to stay outside longer without getting the rash and scrathing himself like crazy!

VELNEA anti-dandruff sensitive shampoo
⚪for normal hair
⚪for dandruff free hair
⚪with Aloe Vera lead juice
⚪skin sensitive
For the past 10 months or so I’ve been having problems with dandruff and itchy scalp. I know it’s pretty common, but I still feel a little embarrassed admitting I have this problem. I’ve been trying to figure out the origins – do I have a zinc deficiency, do I have a really dry scalp, are my shampoos too agressive? The itchyness really gets to me, it’s so annoying and sometimes I get crusts on my head because of it. Yeah, gross I know. Sorry bout that. Hopefully I’ll figure it out soon. If you have any advice to give e, I’ll happily listen!

I used it this morning and so far so good. Cleaned my hair nicely and has a subtle delicate fragrance. I’ll need to wait and see how I like it.

VELNEA moisture care conditioner
⚪for dry and damaged hair
⚪with Royal Jelly
⚪skin friendly
I don’t know about you, but I prefer to get my shampoo and conditioner from different lines. This way I get the best of both worlds ;) Do you go with one line to get max results or do like a double function like I do?

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BEAUTY FORMULAS Cucumber & Avocado facial scrub
⚪refreshing
⚪all skin types
⚪exfoliate & refresh
⚪for smoother, softer & more radiant skin

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It left my skin moisturized, which is probably a good thing for most, but I don’t like it. I want my face to feel superclean and “stretched” afer a scrub. The smell is great and it’s also very lightweight and delicate, which makes it good for an everyday use.

I didn’t like it too much on my face, but I loved it on my chest area. It immediately got rid of all the tiny bumps and spots and left my skin soft and smooth. I might use this as a body scrub. Or a boob scrub ahahhaha

essence lipliner 12 wish me roses

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Love these lipliner – they glide on smoothly, great color payoff and a tiny price!

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Then we went to Denzel for some stuff. I also got undies and hats for my boys. Who said boys don’t have cute underwear?! :D And look how cute do my little helper look! 💟

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I got my white dress! But I’m not stopping, I need mooore! Special thanks to my little helper, who struggled to take these photos this morning :D

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And I got this cutie to wear under my lovely new dress 💕

Hope you enjoyed this post. See you soon cuties!

Mammu

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Summer’15 Beauty Wishlist

Happy weekend butterflies! Since I don’t have any real material to blog about I thought I’d do a summer wishlist :) Wishlists are fun, right? I still don’t have my camera and computer, so I’m trying to make this blogging-again possible from my phone.

Bio primer by Neve cosmetics

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I’m not into primers, I don’t wanna have layers of makeup on my skin and I usually don’t need my makeup to last long. But I love Neve cosmetics and their all natural, vegan & cruelty free products. I wouldn’t mind trying out this primer.

DueBaci liptick/pencil by Neve cosmetics

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I would really love to try out these lipstick/liner pens. On one side there is a liner and on the other end there is slightly lighter lipstock for a ombre effect. I’m not a fan of ombre lips, but I am definitely a fan of Neve cosmetics and these gorgeous colors!

Color Crush long lasting eyeshadow by Kiko

cosmestics

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These eyeshadows look great. I really want to try them out!

Yellow Dew Body Set by Kiko cosmetics

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Maybe I should have called it the “things I’d like to try out list” instead of wishlist! Cause I’d really like to try out this set of fragnance, scrub and body fluid. They are hypoallerhenic and paraben free – sounds good to me :) I recently found out that Kiko is now cruelty free as most companies are in Europe do to a law, so that’s great news. They are not vegan and probably still have quite a bit harmful stuff in their products, but I can live with that.

Amazonian Wild Lily Fragrance Mist by The

Body Shop

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I have a thing for green fragrances, they just remind me of fresh summer mornings. I don’t want to try this, this I want! :D The thing with The Body Shop is that it’s owned by L’Oreal, so even if it’s a cruelty free brand you’re still indirectly supporting a non-cruelty free company :(

essence brushes

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So every time I go to a essence stand I only find one or two big face brushes and that’s it! It was like that in Italy and it’s the same here in Bulgaria. Whyyyy? I need me some essence eyeshadow brushes!

essence XXXL lipglosses

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I have only tried the shine ones, but I loved them a lot, so now I need also the longlasting matte and nude ones in my life! Guess who’s gonna be raiding the essence stand soon? :D

essence lipliner

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These are fantastic, ok!? I bought two of them (06 satin muave & 05 soft berry) a couple of months ago and I have been obsessed. I’m almost out of satin muave and I need more of these, more, mooooore!

Well, that’s it for now. It is a pain in the ass to look for stuff on the phone, save photos, get links etc. And wordpress starts to act weird, actually wordpress becomes a douchebag Prrrrrrrrr.
Anyway, I like to keep my wishlists realistic, no expensive or stuff I can’t get from my location. Even like this O never get anything from my wishlists cause I get distracted by other things lol. Are you like that too? What do you think of my humble wishlist?

Have a joyful weekend,

Mammu

Random Haul + I’m back?

I’m back *awkward silence* If you hate me I totally understand, cause I hate myself too. Hey, we can be besties now, we have something in common! No? Oh ok… I’m gonna explain myself in the next post, but I just wanted to say I’m alive, I’m ok, well physically, mentally maybe not so much but hey, who is these days?
I thought I’d start my comeback with something more fun then my boring excuses…
This is a small haul, the photos are taken with my phone cause my camera is still in our old place (oh yeah, btw I moved again).

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First are these cute beige sandals. Last summer when we moved to Bulgaria we did so much exploring all my summer shoes broke… I got them at Denzel, which is this big cheap store with everything from clothing to cleaning supplies.

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I also got these cute shorts from there, cause it’s damn hot here and all my summer clothes are still in our old place.

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Also from Denzel I got this simple t-shirt cause it was so cheap I couldn’t resist :D And also I got these really lightweight pants (how are they called), not really my usual style but god are they comfy. Also they are perfect for hiding hairy legs on a hot summer day muahhhaahhaa

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Then I made an emergency trip to dm – a makeup store, cause I didn’t bring with me any nail polishes from the other house and I needed pretty toenails to go with my new sandals. And my mascara and brow pencil are almost gone, so I needed a refill. I also got a face mask, which I used as soon as I got home cause I really needed it! I was having trouble finding the right mask cause it’s all written in german and bulgarian, but I think I got the right one at the end.

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Dm also has a little bio-health section from where I got a yummy mango-apple jam (at least I think it’s yummy cause I haven’t tried it yet) and vitamins for us and kids cause we’ve been eating awfully since we moved.

So that’s it. I’m sorry I disappeared and I hope you can forgive me. I will try to explain why and what goes on in that messed up brain of my mine. Here’s a pic of me in case you’ve forgotten how I look like :D

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Love & Sunshine to all of you,

Mammu