keskiviikko 26. heinäkuuta 2017

Mossa Vitamin Oil Cocktail Facial Oil


Feels luxurious, has a delicious, maybe a bit spicy citrus-scent. Spreads easil and is very light weight. The problem is that this doesn't suit acne-prone skin at all. Caused serious breakouts every time the next day after use. I don't think the product itself is the problem though, it's my skin. Oil is not good for acne anyways, atleast based on my experiences and this has 10 different kinds of plant oils so no wonder my skin got wild!


I would definitely recommend this for a dryer skin. Makes even this monster face look glowy and sensual in the same way the highest parts of the skin look in a room lit by candle light (if you don't mind some monster pimples throwing shade on the perfection).  I will happily use the rest on my neck. This is a great face oil, just not for me.
17e/ 30ml, Sokos

keskiviikko 12. heinäkuuta 2017

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream - 16 Cairo

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream - 16 Cairo

So softening, yet matte. Smells and tastes like vanilla icecream. I love this stuff! The little minus is that this kind of crumbles if you apply too much. Also the creaminess makes it a little bit hard to put on evenly.
Around 6-9€/ 8ml

tiistai 11. heinäkuuta 2017

Alverde Naturkosmetik Lidschatten Quattro - 52 Nougat Shades

Alverde Naturkosmetik Lidschatten Quattro - 52 Nougat Shades
Alverde Naturkosmetik Lidschatten Quattro - 52 Nougat ShadesAlverde Naturkosmetik Lidschatten Quattro - 52 Nougat Shades
Alverde Naturkosmetik Lidschatten Quattro - 52 Nougat Shades












Alverde Naturkosmetik Lidschatten Quattro - 52 Nougat Shades

I bought this lovely quartet of cold matte shades from Berlin when I got crazy at the Alverde aisle in Dm. Nicely pigmented, creamy and pretty easy to blend. Isn't flaky. Stays on well unless you try to sleep wearing it. Very high quality for such a low price! Definitely interested to hoard more of these..
4€/ Dm

perjantai 7. heinäkuuta 2017

Review: Flawless By Sonya Makeup, Other

Flawless By Sonya Makeup


Brilliant Blush - 388 Aanya 14,25e/ 3,2g 
One of the best blushes I have ever tried. I think I will use this up in no time. A little bit goes a long way though so this smoothly applying, slightly metallic blush is going to stick around for some time.
Just the perfect amount of pigment. Very pigmented blushes often tend to be hard to blend but this goes on like a beautiful dream. Also stays on all day no matter where you are.
Contains talc but I haven't noticed this clogging my pores. So perfect I want to cry!

Flawless By Sonya Makeup

Delicious Lipstick - 403 Cherry Red 13,5e/ 3,5g 
An excellent quality classic moisturizing sheer coverage lipstick. Nothing to complain really, I like this lipstick very much. It is suitable for casual wear if you want to rock a red lip without going overly bold. Love light lipsticks like this for the summertime.

forever living products flawless by sonya

Perfect Pair Eyeshadow - 396 Ocean 15,4e/ 3g
Not pigmented at all but it can also be a good thing with 'colored' eyeshadow. But not this one because you really had to put in work to get the most out of this. Sheer finish like the lipstick has, maybe this brand is targeted for a group that is after a more toned down look? I like my eyeshadows pigmented and easy to blend & work with so it's a no from me.

forever living products flawless by sonya

torstai 6. heinäkuuta 2017

The best heat protectant EVER


KC Professional No Nothing Very Sensitive Moisture Mist - seriously the best hair mist on the planet! It protects from heat and UV-rays without any perfume, parabens or colorants. I'm not sure if it's the avocado oil in this or what, but my hair feels and looks so nourished and shiny every time I use this.
I have noticed a significant decrease in split ends when using this with straightening iron or blowdryer. The immediate effect is how it makes my hair look and feel. In the long run this helps keep it in good condition.
Maybe it is because this contains zero alcohol? It could be one of the reasons why this is so amazing. If a heat protectant has even a single drop of alcohol my hair will tell it to me straight away by drying and splitting. Another reason for the greatness could be that this is actually meant to be a moisture mist. This helps fight against damage caused by heat so well that this should be called a moisturizing heat protectant.

pH 4,0-4,5
10€/ 250ml, Hairlekiini

keskiviikko 5. heinäkuuta 2017

Review: NYX Gotcha Covered Concealer & Stay matte but not flat liquid foundation

Review: NYX Gotcha Covered Concealer & Stay matte but not flat liquid foundation


Review: NYX Gotcha Covered Concealer & Stay matte but not flat liquid foundation



Review: NYX Gotcha Covered Concealer & Stay matte but not flat liquid foundation
Gotcha Covered Concealer - GCC01 Ivory
Funny sticky consistency. Very shiny finish but definitely full coverage. NYX promises this to be full coverage, all day wear and have a dewy finish and it does it all. Except that you have to be extra fast with powdering if you use this under your eyes as it starts creasing almost immediately.
A little goes a long way for this is very pigmented. Not sure if I like the texture doe, maybe I'm just not used to a face makeup product to be sticky. I wouldn't recommend this as an under eye concealer but otherwise I think it's worth twice it's price. Also maybe not the best option for the greasist of skin types but someone with a dryer complexion would definitely love this concealer.
Tip: for extra dewiness use a damp beauty blender!
8,5€/ 8ml, Stockmann

Review: NYX Gotcha Covered Concealer & Stay matte but not flat liquid foundation

Stay matte but not flat liquid foundation - SMF16 Porcelain
Not matte at all. Medium-coverage, hard to blend, doesn't apply nicely on any day cream. I have no idea why this is called stay matte when the finish is anything but matte, even after powdering.
The shade gets darker and more orange through the day but the actual finish doesn't really change, which I would say is the best quality of this foundation. So the word 'stay' in the name does describe this product.
SMBNF is promised to be oil free, water based, full coverage, mineral-enriched and to give a matte finish. It doesn't really do what it is said to. I have to thank NYX for atleast making their foundation oil-free  because this didn't make me break out! This also didn't dry me out.
Pros: long-lasting, gentle on the skin, affordable. Cons: not matte, doesn't cover as well as it should, shade turns nasty as you wear this.
8,9€/ 35ml, Stockmann

maanantai 3. heinäkuuta 2017

Review: Alterra Lippenstift Lipstick

Alterra Lippenstift Lipstick

Alterra Lippenstift Lipstick


Up:14 Tulip, down 06 Terra
These smell and taste like lipstick! Moisturizing, so creamy that they are almost messy to apply. Terra goes on more evenly than Tulip which is more sheer. Both are nicely pigmented and stay on well. Glossy-ish finish. I like these, very nice everyday lipsticks :) Nothing bad to say really.

3€, Rossmann

sunnuntai 2. heinäkuuta 2017

Review: L´Oreal Paris False Lash Wings Mascara & Super Liner - Perfect Slim

 L´Oreal Paris False Lash Wings Mascara & Super Liner - Perfect Slim

 L´Oreal Paris False Lash Wings Mascara & Super Liner - Perfect Slim
Just look at the picture and tell me if that fits the definition "butterfly effect"... I am wearing one coat of the mascara in it but more coats wouldn't make it more butterfly-like, only stiffer and it would give your lashes something more like a stick effect.
Usually mascaras get better as they age but this would only develop a dentency to crumble. One nice thing about this was the way the wand felt, although it gave too little of mass out no matter how much you tried to get more.

 L´Oreal Paris False Lash Wings Mascara & Super Liner - Perfect Slim

This liner is below the average. Water paint-like, not fully pigmented or easy to blend. Greases sometimes, hard to put on eyeshadow.
All three 15€ at Atatürk Istanbul Tax Free. Mascara 7ml, eyeliner 1ml

keskiviikko 21. kesäkuuta 2017

Essence the Gel Nail Polish Swatches & Review


Essence the Gel Nail PolishEssence the Gel Nail Polish

Essence the Gel Nail Polish

Essence the Gel Nail Polish


21 - a whisper of spring, 47 va-va voom, 07 party princess

Dries out the nail and makes it chip but also dries on the nail very quick. Ok performance for a nail polish so cheap though, stays on well and  is easy to paint on the nail with it's pleasant brush. Tens of shades to choose from. Pigmented. Comes off pretty easily and doesn't dye the cuticles. Overall a decent quality polish! And what's best, the Think Dirty-app doesn't rank the Essence polishes too high on the poison scale, atleast for my liking: 5-6.
(1-3 is safe, 4-6 comes with some risks, 7-10 are dangerous)
2€/ 8ml, Primora

keskiviikko 14. kesäkuuta 2017

DIY: How to fix a broken powder & dispose nailpolishes correctly

makeup cosmetic hacks

Blogger ruined the quality of the picture but you can still see what's happening... So take your broken powder product (eyeshadow, bronzer, just anything in a powder form), crush it and keep adding small amounts of pure alcohol until you have a thick paste. Then spread it evenly, finish by flattening it with a sheet of toilet paper and let dry.

makeup cosmetic hacks

Just leave the cap open overnight! Then you can toss away the dried out bottle.

keskiviikko 31. toukokuuta 2017

Review: Flawless By Sonya Makeup, Base Products

forever living products flawless by sonya
forever living products flawless by sonya

forever living products flawless by sonya

Aloe BB Crème SPF 20 - Sandy 35,25e/ 45g  (Bottom swatch) Three shades to choose from. I gave Nude and Cocoa (SPF 10) to my friends and decided to take Sandy with me to Spain optimistically hoping to achieve it's shade. It is rather pigmented for a BB-cream so it can also be used to adjust the color of your everyday foundation if it gets too light.
Pigmented but very light coverage! As you can see, a totally wrong shade haha. After I applied my concealers & powders the look was wearable. Yet I would hope for much more coverage from my main base product. Contains talc and dimethicone/silicone so I would be pretty sure to break out if I used this on the daily.

Forever living products flawless by sonya

Cream to Powder Foundation - 377 Porcelain (Second swatch from the bottom) 22,05e/ 7g
Has much purer inci than the BB: so much goodness from nature! At first a wax called Candelilla cera caught my eye. I assumed that since it's a wax it wouldn't let my skin breathe. But it's actually rated great in EWG's Cosmetics Database. Other ingredient, the first one on the list is Phenyl Trimethicone. It is a "silicone-based polymere", which I would still concider a silicone (correct me if I understood wrong). According to EWG it should be safe to use health-wise but not sure what my acne has to say when a silicone is first on the ingredient list.
The actual finish. Ah, perfect. Been looking for a full-coverage foundation like this for ages! Super easy to put on. It stayed on like it first applied for a whole day of shopping. Felt moisturizing. Just amazing. The only downside is the price in comparison to how little of this you get and how fast it actually runs out.

Forever living products flawless by sonya


lauantai 27. toukokuuta 2017

Alterra Nailpolishes

vegan alterra nailpolish swatch

vegan alterra nailpolish swatch




03 Real Red, 04 Vegan Berry, 02 Nude, 01 Rose Blossom
I also bought a pile of other cosmetics from Berlin. Like these vegan, non-poison super cheap Alterra-nailpolishes.
These are the best nailpolishes I have EVER come across. Seriously, before finding these I thought nothing could beat OPI when it comes to gorgeous finish and staying on for longer than other polishes.
Beautiful finish. Looks like it's wet and just been applied even after it has dried. No chipping, no filing. Is gentle to the nail. Stays on gracefully upto a week even on longer nails. Just brilliant. And the price!

Ostin Berliinin Rossmannilta kasan pilkkahintaisia, myrkyttömiä ja vegaanisia kynsilakkoja.
Nämä ovat sarjassaan parhaita koskaan käyttämiäni. Pakko saada lisää. Levittyvät kuin sula rasva, lakkaus näyttää kauniin peilipintaiselta ja mikä parasta: pysyvät lähes viikon! Ennen pidin OPI:n lakkoja pysyvyyden maailmanmestareina koska ne pysyivät peräti neljä päivää...
App. 4e/11ml, Rossmann

perjantai 26. toukokuuta 2017

16x9 - Freeganism: Living off trash



Makes me want to go garbage hunting! I have worked in fast food restaurants and grocery stores and it is absolutely unforgivable how much pefectly edible food goes to waste. Either because people are too picky or because the regulations are ridiculous.

Delídea Fig & Gooseberries Moisturizing Face Serum

Face serum

Natural cosmetics from Italy! Spreads easily, is not greasy at all. Glowy and moisturized finish. Amazing scent. Clearly evens out the skin and doesn't make it break out. I think this would fit any skin type, altough a dryer complex could use a little more moisture.
But for me this fits amazing. I have a mixed and oily skin type that is also super sensitive and dries out easily if I use too harsh products. Drying out eventually means breaking out when the skin is trying to get back to it's natural moisture balance. Also too greasy products make my skin break out horribly by not letting it breathe. BUT this gives just the perfect amount of moisture so I don't have to worry about facing those problems.
As I mentioned before, the glow this gives is simply amazing. When I use this overnight under a night cream, I am amazed in the morning not only by the clear difference this serum makes but also how easy it is to apply make up after using this. Smooth, dewy, youthful. That's how I would describe the outcome.
11,4 e/ 30ml, Ecco-Verde