A couple of days ago I was able to get my hands on the Origins “Drink Up Intensive Mask” after having heard only good things about it from several people.
Especially Anna from “Vivianna Does Make Up” was raving about this one in several of her posts/videos and recently even took it with her on her flight to Florida and applied the mask several times throughout her trip. I loved this idea and will probably do the same on my trip (also to Florida) in November.
I do have “mixed” skin, with oily skin around my nose and chin and more dry areas on my cheeks and my forehead. The dry skin is not flaky dry but just looks very dry (hope that makes sense). It is very hard to describe… So, when I wrinkle my nose for example and my skin has one of its rather dry days, than you can see that in the wrinkled parts – the skin is just very lined and, well…, dry. So I thought I give this mask a try as it helps with dehydration of the skin.
The mask smells amazingly good – somewhat fruity with something else inside, which I was not able to identify yet. But definitely good. I read that quite a few people even use it as a moisturizer though that would be a bit much for my skin I think.
I used it a few days now and my skin loved it. I will keep on testing it from and should I have anything exceptionally good or bad to report I will let you know it right away.
Before we left for the summer house yesterday I had to go to the local shopping mall to stock up on some new contact solution. They have a very new very nice and big drugstore right next to the store where I bought my contact solution so of course I dropped in real quick.
And it finally arrived in Denmark as well: Essie’s “Bikini So Teeny” collection for the summer of 2012. The whole collection consists of 6 different shades, which you can find here.
I was definitely in for a treat as I had gotten an exam result the day before (I had passed the exam, which I was quite sure I had failed and I passed it with a pretty decent grade – something additionally unexpected). As I (like usually) could not decide between the different shades (and because of feeling like a little treat) I finally picked four quite different ones (well, except the two pinks of course):
So as you can see I got two pinks, one blue, and one green. I just could not resist. Additionally I got a little “gave” (gave til dig = present for you) in form of a nail file (which I will of course try out asap)…
NOTD’s will follow with the different colors but as I just painted my nails yesterday you have to wait for that a little bit.
sorry for being MIA but I had exams and went on “vacation” for a few days. Plus I had to work a lot right before. I am starting summer school next week and with work combined I should be back to a regular schedule and also be able to blog again a bit more.
But now back to the actual topic of this post – the MAC Beth Ditto LE. For me the “Powder To The People” was the stand-out piece of the whole collection – and therefore the only thing I actually bought. Is it not such an eye-catcher?
You are supposed to “play with polka dots to create highlighting effects on your eyes by blending the colours of this ultra-fine, lightweight pressed powder with a velvet-smooth finish” (description taken from the MAC homepage). For me this at first sounded like an eye shadow – which it of course is not.
I personally use the powder to give my make up the nice “velvet-smooth” finish they talk about. It illuminates my face without being too shiny. And last but not least the powder is just nice to look at.
With my last Asos order for some more blouses for the office I also got tempted by a set from Benefit. It is the “that gal” brightening face primer, which came with a decent sample size of “the POREfessional” a balm to minimize the appearance of pores and “sunbeam“, a golden-bronze highlighter.
The set is available for the the same prize as “that gal” would cost alone – pretty good bargain. And I like having products like “sunbeam” in smaller sizes as well as that way I can actually use them up. And are they not cute to look at?
I really got into Benefit products. I do own both “Coralista” and “Hervana”, two of their blushes and I am also looking into getting the new foundation and Benetint (I think one of their most known products) but this might have to wait as I plan to go on a shopping spree in Florida in November
As everyone is raving about the Liz Earle cleansing system I could not resist any longer and a few weeks back I finally ordered it via their homepage. The package arrived in a few days only and was really nicely wrapped.
At first I wanted to get only the Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser Starter Kit with 50ml inside. I do not wash my face every day so I think it would last me quite a while and I love that it comes in a travel size. Even though the shipping was not too bad (I think I paid a little under 5 GBP) I thought it would be better to also get the standard size right away as well (I could always sell it again). So I ended up with a starter kit with 50ml and a starter kit with 100ml.
Additionally they were so nice to add a lot of quite classy looking information about their product range as well as a sample of their Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic, which also contains 50ml (that is what I call a decent size sample).
Both sets come with a muslin wash cloth (the 100ml comes with two) and everything fits perfectly into the little bag. The cleanser has only a faint smell and the consistency reminds me of lotion/face mask. You are supposed to massage it into your skin and then take it off with the cloth, which you had to dip into warm water and wring it out first.
I will start testing the cleanser starting today and will give you a little review in a few weeks time. I hope my skin will react in a good way and that the cleanser will not dry it out too much. My only consern is the cloth – I do not really have time to hang it anywhere to dry…
How are your experiences with Liz Earle products? Anything I should know about them? And tips and tricks I should know?