It’s difficult to find the ideal tool for applying makeup. A brush or a sponge – a question that has come through your mind at least once. Choose a brush if you want more coverage, choose a sponge if you want more of a natural look.
Personally, I was a big fan of brushes until I tried the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion sponge for foundation application. The whole makeup look made with that sponge looked very natural and I loved it because of that. Of course, the sponges have to be changed every few months, so it was time for me to replace mine.
I found a decent replacement for the RT brush and it is the H&M Makeup Queen sponge. When soaked, it increases in volume and it’s very soft. The sponge should be well drained before applying makeup, I usually drain it over the sink and then dry it with a towel so it’s not soaking wet but damp.
I want to share with you some of my skincare favorites that I use during these colder days. My skin is particularly sensitive to temperature change and cold weather so I have to give it a lot more attention than usual.
What can we do to protect our skin from external influences such as cold and dry air? Coldness and dry air, in my case, are often one of the main culprits of my skin being dried out in some parts. In addition to treating the skin from the outside, it is also important to bring nutrients into the body. So, drink plenty of water to stay hydrated on the inside and consume healthy foods and vitamins that will boost your immune system.
In winter months, my skin always needs special treatment. I often stay indoors where the air is so dry and this does not suit my skin. My protective skin barrier is compromised at times and I have to work on upping my hydration level. I have my skin care routine ready with FOREO and other proven products to help keep my skin in good shape during this cold period.
What do you do when you want to relax? I put on a face mask, light some candles and shut down all of my social media. It has become a fulfilling ritual for me and I feel better afterwards every time. Everyone has a different way of relaxing, and I’ll show you mine today.
With the arrival of the winter months when the weather is gloomy and cold, inspiration and creativity sometimes disappear. Then I like to do something for myself, take an hour for myself, an hour without pressure and stress. I light one or two candles and enjoy the scent. There is something soothing about watching a candle burn.
It’s been three months since I wrote about my current favorites, and this time I want to introduce you to the products I’m using this summer. I always try to make products easily accessible and affordable, and these products are for sure in that category.
I will start with SPF products and one of them is Nivea Sun Shine Control Sunscreen with SPF 30. An excellent and light cream that absorbs very quickly and leaves no trace on the skin. The price of this Nivea cream is 45,90 kn on Notino, and you get an amount of 50 ml. I recently wrote about it and a detailed review can be read here.
I always have to keep my lips moisturised, and this time the choice fell on Labello Sun Protect with an SPF 30. The formula is very moisturizing, leaves no white cast on the lips and has no particular scent. This lip balm came in with a balm that you apply after sunbathing, but I did not use it because I passed it on. When buying I thought it was two ordinary lip balms, I did not even notice it was a set for sunbathing ha-ha. The price for both is 34 kn in Muller, and each comes in a packaging of 4.8g.
In addition to the products I mentioned on my blog and Instagram, I often use some other products that I have not yet been able to write about. Mostly, those are products that are great for me now while it’s cold but I’m not sure how will they act in the spring or summer.
-BALEA MARIGOLD CREAM, 250 ml-
Excellent cream for dry and cracked skin, I usually use it for foot care. It is very greasy and harder to rub in because of it, but it really saved me this winter. Sometimes I put it on my hands if I’m very dry and on other dry areas like elbows and knees. I do not know if I will use this product in the summer because I don’t like using anything greasy when it’s warm, but during the cold days it does the job properly. It has a very intense smell, it initially annoyed me, but now I’m already used to it.
-THE ORDINARY, 100% PLANT-DERIVED SQUALANE, 30 ml-
Whoever invented this product is a genius. I’m using the Squalane the whole winter hard and my skin is very soft and nurtured because of it. In the last few days I had a cold and the skin on my nose cracked from too much nose blowing (you already know how it goes). This miraculous product was the only product that did not burn my skin and irritated the already irritated area. I’ve already written about it, you can read it here.
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!
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.