The Ordinary Products Guide

Less than two months ago I decided to order several The Ordinary products from the Beauty Bay site. It was before Christmas time and my package arrived in two weeks. I ordered four products, and have used them everyday since their arrival. I’ve been tracking the results and I’ll write about those products today. How to use the products and how to get the best results – learn more below.


-AHA 30% + BHA 2% PEELING SOLUTION 30ml, 7€-

While using this product I noticed that the appearance of blackheads diminished. AHA (alpha hydroxy acids) removes dead skin cells while BHA (beta hydroxy acids) cleans the clogged pores. All together, it results in a more beautiful and balanced skin and also results in reducing acne. The product had red and thick texture, it is best to use it twice a week or only once a week if your skin is extremely sensitive. Apply two or three drops to dry and previously cleansed skin and hold up to ten minutes as a mask. I used the timer on my cell phone every time, so that the peeling would not be held too long on my face.

I will point out once again that the peeling should be applied to dry skin, otherwise you might feel it burns your skin. Remove the peeling with lukewarm water and make sure that the area around your eyes is avoided. After use, the skin is soft and the pores are really well cleansed. After the first or second use, the surface of the skin on my face began to noticeably peel off. After all the dead cells disappeared from the skin, makeup and cosmetics seem to look better on the skin.


-NIACINAMIDE 10% + ZINC 1% 30ml, 5.5€-

By using this product I noticed that my skin does not become oily as fast as before. It regulates secretion of sebum and helps with clogged pores, thus leading to reduced appearance of pimples and deficiencies. I used it most once a day because I noticed that I was over-drying the skin if I use it in the morning and in the evening. Another positive thing about this serum – it reduces new breakouts and removes them in a day or two. 

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[REVIEW] Eveline Oh My Lips Matt Lip Kit

Liquid matt lipsticks are increasingly popular every day and almost every brand has their own version. Eveline Oh My Lips Matt Lip Kit consists of a lipstick and a pencil, and the shade I’m writing about today is 06 Cashmere Rose. All the features of this set can be read here and see if it is worth buying and what is most important – whether the products are good or not.

WHAT DOES EVELINE SAY ABOUT THE PRODUCT?-

“Its rich formula provides an optimum level of hydration, long-lasting and durable matte effect. The formula is rich in vitamin E and a precise applicator allows even application of the product. Soft and creamy formula gives a perfectly matte look in just a few seconds. ”

-WHAT ARE MY THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PRODUCT?-

The lipstick and the pen are not exactly the same shades, the pencil is lighter than the lipstick, but the difference is unnoticeable when applied. The pencil is soft and slides well on the lips. It can easily be sharpened. The lipstick has excellent pigmentation and a single layer is enough to fill the entire lips. The applicator is a really precise, evenly applies product and in combination with the pen looks very good.

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[REVIEW] Himalaya Herbals Neem Face Cleansing Gel

Himalaya Herbals Face Cleansing Gel is designed for normal to oily skin, it removes dirt and fights against acne. Besides neem extract, the gel contains curcuma. It removes excess oil without additionally drying out the skin.

-WHAT ARE NEEM AND TURMERIC?-

Neem is an Indian tree with antibacterial and inflammatory properties, and residents of India have been using it for thousands of years to treat various illnesses and diseases. It is believed to cure everything – from acne to sinusitis and skin diseases. On the other hand, it is not recommended to use in pregnancy due to unknown repercussions that could have on the child.

Turmeric is a gingerbread plant and is extremely medicinal. It can remove redness from the face, hyperpigmentation, acne scars and psoriasis symptoms.

-WHAT DO I THINK OF THIS PRODUCT?-

I discovered this wash gel in Tester Box and I really liked it. I’m already finishing up my third packaging. I used it in the morning and in the evening or once a day. I mostly combined it with some other products. A very small amount of gel for the whole face is needed, about a grain of peas. With such use, one gel lasts for me, five months for sure.

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BeautyBox, December 2016

Hello everyone. We’ll finish the year with a BeautyBox which can be ordered here. The price of it is 99 kunas and the shipping is free for Croatia. Is you continue reading, you’ll see what I got in my box.

I have to say that the packaging is great, the box itself is designed as a small drawer so you can stack them if you have an old BeautyBox. The box is pretty firm, it’s not for heavy stuff, but it’s perfect for makeup and documents.

Besides the products, there’s a card in the box on which is written in details which products were in the box and what’s their purpose. A nice holiday message was on the card too: „Merry everything and a happy always.“

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New in: Avon, Nivea, Garnier, Mixa, Balea…

It’s time for me to inform you what’s new in my cosmetics bag! I was going through some stuff the other day and I realized that I bought so many interesting products this month, so I decided to show them to you. 

First is Avon Care Intensive Relief Body Lotion for extremely dry and sensitive skin, 400 ml. I already started using it and it really works for me. My skin goes crazy at winter and it’s dried out, even patchy on some parts. I keep putting lotions on and I’m still trying to find the right one. This one is good for now, we’ll see. I ordered it from Avon for 25 kunas.

Here’s another Avon product. It’s Argan Oil – hand, nail & cuticle cream. I love Avon hand creams, especially packaging of 100 ml like this one. The price of the creme was 12 kunas, it’s a good deal for those who constantly put it on their hands.

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Žena.hr box, December 2016: first impressions

I ordered the žena.hr beauty box at the beginning of the month, the price of it is 75 kunas. Everyone who’s keeping an eye on these type of beauty boxes (or has a friend who’s mad about those :D) knows that this box is sold out as soon as it comes out. The reason behind that is the low price of 75 kunas and usually you can get a much higher value of products than you paid for. That’s how most beauty boxes work and that’s the point of it. Although, I read that some customers complain about not receiving a ton of high-end products in their boxes. I personally love these boxes and every time I have some spare money, I buy myself a beauty box because I like to try out new products. I much prefer when I try out some sample and then I know does the product work for me or not. I don’t like when I buy a full size product and get disappointed. Enough rambling, let’s get to the box and what’s in there.

The box was packed into another box with protection which I really like, nothing can break in transport. I already ordered this beauty box once and the packaging was the same. This red-gold combo reminds me a lot of Christmas! When I opened the whole thing I noticed a gold rapping paper with a little chocolate inside it, I loved that! I have a sweet tooth so that chocolate didn’t survive further photographing haha.

There were 7 products in the žena.hr box for December of 2016, and three of them were full sized. First I saw the Nivea Black&White Clear Deodorant, 35 ml. I used this deodorant before, as I remember, it left no traces on the clothes. That’s definitely a major problem when a deodorant does that. I didn’t try the 48h duration and generally I don’t believe in those kind of things. The full size is 150 ml and it costs 23 kunas.

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My favorite makeup products

Hello everyone! Today you’ll be able to read about my favorite makeup products, my holy grails I would say. I use these products the most, there are others I like the same, of course, but mostly I use these listed down below. I decided to show you one product  from each category (face, lips, eyes, eyebrows, etc.), so let’s get started!

FACE

The first favorite is L’Oreal Infallible Mattifying Base – primer. I apply the primer before the foundation, I put it on my T-zone where my pores are most visible. It smooths the skin and the foundation looks definitely better on the skin. It has a sillicon texture and it melts with the skin immediately. The primer doesn’t work wonders, the face isn’t going to be blurred as if you’re using Photoshop, but it does a pretty decent job in smoothing the skin and filling the pores.

It’s time to mention L’Oreal Infallible 24H-Matte foundation. I got it in the Tester Box, Croatian beauty box, and the shade 11 Vanilla that I got is awesome! This foundation is perfect for me, it dries quickly after you apply it and it looks like you don’t have anything on your face. It has a matte finish and it doesn’t even need to be set with a setting powder. It really looks nice on the skin. The foundation and the primer seem to work the best combination for my oily skin.

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My first post + makeup looks

Hello everyone, I’m Ana. For starters, I wanted to make a post in which I’ll introduce myself to you, guys, show what I like and what you’ll be able to read on this blog. I’ll leave a couple of photos down below so you can see what I look like and what I like to wear. I’m 22 years old, I study journalism, I love cosmetics and everything that has to do with it. I love neutral colors, classic looks and nude lips. Sometimes I go bold and throw on some color but I rarely get out of my comfort zone. Lately I’m really into dark colors, something weird is happening to me, I don’t know what 😀

I often wear some of these types of looks:

 

Why I started this blog?

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