Thursday, September 28, 2017

Preview: Essence - Step Into Magic Wonderland LE

I found myself in wonderland! Things are about to get fabulous from November to mid December 2017 with the new trend edition “step into magic wonderland”. essence is traveling through a magical sphere into an enchanting, Christmassy land of adventure with beauty products in bright colours and lots of glitter effects.

Preview: Essence - Advent Calendar :)

The most wonderful time of the year! Nothing makes the long wait until Christmas sweeter
than opening the door on an advent calendar every day! The little surprises hidden behind each door are sure to make every beauty’s heart beat a little faster. 

Saturday, September 23, 2017

NEW IN August :)

Hey there! So summer's almost completely over. Time to go back to work/school and no more free time or vacations. I am slowly returning to more regular blogging as well, which for you means at least something new and interesting to read every once in a while! ;) I haven't been able to keep up with my new in blog posts so this year I have merged some of them together, like the June&July one. That one was massive, also thanks to a beauty blogger event goodies I have received. This one however is a lot shorter, though I must admit, I have felt spendy and bought a couple of products I really didn't need. Let's call them treats for the soul, shall we? XD

Oriflame sent me some amazing goodies in August! I got to try out their new foundation - Giordani Gold Liquid Silk Foundation SPF 12*  in shade Vanilla. I love the luxuriously looking packaging and the pipette for dispensing the foundation. The shade is a bit light for me at the moment, but it will suit me better when I loose all the tan I got during summer. I have barely started testing it out and I must say the first impression is rather good! The light texture really has a nice natural and silky finish. Even my boyfriend commented that I look more natural than usual, less pale because I have less foundation on my face. Anyway, gonna give it a more thorough testing and then a full review up here! Oriflame Eau de Toilette My Little Garden* has a gorgeous bell shaped bottle. Love the scent as well, even though it's EdT. Smells like sitting in the middle of a flower garden, love it! Not too overpowering scent and I like that it doesn't have the sweet twist to it. I hate it when brands combine floral scents with strong candy ones. Oriflame The ONE No compromises mascara* is their latest mascara and has premiered in the new September catalog. I have only tried it once so far, I like the brush a lot! Separates my lashes well. Doesn't coat them too thickly, but it looks like more of a daytime mascara. On my super short and stubborn lashes it looked very natural and appropriate for daytime.

I haven't been using feet products regularly, except for summertime, when it's hot and I wear sandals and a lot more nail polish and such. So I got a package by Oriflame that really surprised me and I didn't even know how much I needed these! XD  Feet up  summer fresh foot spray and  foot cream with strawberry & rhubarb*  have a lovely scent and feel fresh on the skin. The spray is amazing! I have used it a lot on hot days, to keep my feet looking good! The scent is not too artificial, which is always nice. Some brands tend to make the strawberry scents way too sweet. The cream absorbs well and quickly, so both products count as a positive surprise. I've also tried out  The ONE moisture gel polish*. This one became an instant favourite!

Needed some hair products so I went for another repurchase of Batiste dry shampoo for brown hair. There's really no point in talking about this one again, I have expressed my love for it up here on this blog a number of times. For shampoo I wanted to try out something new so I bought Schwarzkopf Schauma Nature moments Provence herbs & lavender and Mediterranean olive oil & aloe vera shampoo. I started testing out the lavender one in September and so far, I am really liking it. Smells super nice, foams nicely. My hair feel light and clean after washing, if you know what I mean. They feel light, but not too dry at the same time, just soft and clean and no greasy residue. They also have a slight lavender scent, but it doesn't last long. 

A couple of new skincare bits. I treated myself with Afrodita Cosmetics salt peeling and 100% SPA Detox Therapy body milk essential oils and natural hyaluronic acid. I couldn't resist the lavender scented salt peeling and it really smells like heaven. The combo of argan and lavender is really amazing and the body souffle impressed me as well. The Detox therapy lotion has a nice pump dispenser and I like the fresh scent of it. I haven't tested it out properly yet, but it sinks into the skin really fast and leaves no greasy residue. Balea Universal cream Fur Dich with coconut and cherry scent was a treat just because. I really like their vintage looking packagings and I always buy the new scents. This one has amazing scent as well and the same effective texture as always!

I treated myself with some makeup bits. Golden Rose Long stay liquid matte lipstick 15 is a shade that got really popular around me. I have a lot of friends who have this exact shade. Some love it, some say it's a disappointment. I honestly really like it. The shade, the  texture, the lasting power all impressed me. Not my first shade from the collection and definitely not the last one. L.O.V Cosmetics  Perfectitude primer serum was a product I actually needed to buy. I ran out of all my face primers and I was searching for something else to try out. My price point was up to 10 euros, but I accidentally took this one instead of the one for oily skin. It was about 12 euros but it serves me well. Makes my skin soft and I feel like it gives me a more dewy base than I am used to. Maybelline COLORsensational 986 Melted chocolate matte lipstick is a gorgeous light brown lipstick. Perfect for daytime wear and dries down to a complete matte finish. Love the light feeling on the lips and it never dries too much. I have bought three lippies from the Catrice Blessing Browns LE. The shade I actually liked and will keep on is C04 Plum Sucree. It's the perfect muted mauve shade for daily wear. The texture is light like a souffle, but it needs to be applied on a really well prepared lips.

The kind representatives of Le Couvent Des Minimes from Stillmark d.o.o. sent me an amazing cologne to try out - Botanical Cologne of the Priory hydrolat de verveine*. Loved to use it all through out the hot August weather and also now in September. When I started using perfumes I was more for florals and such, but lately I really love the fresh scented ones, like this one. Smells citrus like, but at the same time not too much like a fruity lemon. the perfect balance of verveine gives it just the right combination of making it perfect for daytime wear without smelling like a cleaning product at the same time. I have also received L'Occitane Roses et reines en Rouge hand cream* which was a part of a limited edition by L'Occitane. I am not sure if you can still get it in the stores, but I like the scent of this a lot. Their hand creams never disappoint me and this one is keeping me company this fall in my hand bag! NIVEA Cellular anti-age intensiv kur hyaluron* is the latest addition to Nivea skincare products. I have yet to try out this product, I was sort of waiting to finish up with some other products, so I can really do a full report on it. I think it will suit my skin type, as I need some hydro boost and what better way then intensive care with hyaluron.

I was feeling spendy in August and I ordered a couple of products from Lič I bought the Makeup Revolution Flawless Resurrection eyeshadow palette which was supposedly a dupe for ABH Modern Romance. I don't have both to compare, but this one will have to do, I guess. I am trying to incorporate the shades into my daytime looks and some pink tones are sort of hard to use as they don't really fit with my overall makeup choices. So far I like the palette, but will see if I'm gonna make a full review of it or not. Along with it I ordered two new lippies - I heart makeup Lip lava Molten chocolate I heart chocolate and Death by chocolate. Shade I heart chocolate has a colder undertone and looks like a mix between deep pink and a hint of fuchsia, while the Death by chocolate looks more like a deep cherry with a brown undertone. One for day time and one for going out. Both have shiny, lacquered finish when applied but it settles down to a semi shiny finish. They don't last well on me, unfortunately. I need to reapply a lot, especially after eating. But that's kinda understandable, can't keep the finish and colour intact with such shades. Though, the I heart chocolate survives eating and drinking better then the other shade.

One package made my week or maybe even month. This one was also sent to me by Lič, but for the purposes of testing out. I got Makeup Revolution Pro HD Amplified 35 palette Commitment*, Makeup Revolution Luxury powder banana* and I heart makeup Unicorns heart rainbow highlighter*. Lič store was celebrating 7th birthday and they have also expanded and sell Makeup Revolution product at Tuš drogerija stores. I was super lucky and I got three amazing products to try out. From what I have tested out I really like the banana powder, perfect for my under eye area. especially matches well with my Bourjois foundations. The rainbow highlighter looks very strong or very natural, however I want it and on the face doesn't look as scary at all. I was kinda expecting it too be too strong, but it really looks good! The eyeshadow palette is huge and has amazing combination of shades. Haven't tested all of them out yet, but I love them so far! Nice pigmentation, easy to blend and last well on me. Perfect for creating day time looks or some mauve, purple smoky eyes. 

That's it, folks! Thanks for reading!

Love, UniqaPoly

**Products sent for review purposes are marked with *. 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Preview: Essence - Hug me it's cold outside LE

Wonderful gift. The essence trend edition “hug me it’s cold outside hand cream set” – available from October to November 2017 – is the ideal gift for your loved ones or as a special treat for yourself. The irresistible fragrant textures pamper the hands to make them feel super soft, and the cute design is sure to spread joy during the colder months of the year. Cool add-on: you can hang the pretty set up on the christmas tree as a yuletide surprise. 

Preview: Catrice - Vinyl vs. Velvet LE :)

The Limited Edition Vinyl vs. Velvet plays with the fashion and make-up trend that is currently taking the international catwalks by storm: matt materials and textures combined with glossy vinyl and effects. The trend colour of the autumn season, copper, dominates the Limited Edition. 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Preview: Essence - Bootiful nights LE

Dusk is here and the night of all nights can begin! In October 2017, the newessence trend edition “bootiful nights” invites all brave girls to a Halloween party at the end of a dark alley. The dress code is eerie, scary and beautiful – not a problem with these unique beauty products. 

Duo pencil lip, eye & face
The duo pencil in black and white or silver and oxblood conjures-up harlequin styles or blood red effects on the eyes, lips and face.  Available in 01 i’m a ghost writer and 02 you look bootiful tonight.

Eyeshadow palette
Super soft eyeshadow textures in silver-metallic, black and pearl white ensure exciting eye make-up styles. Available in 01 no tricks, just treats.

Reusable cat-like lashes ensure a gorgeous look and are the ultimate eye-catcher at Halloween. Available in 01 hello queen and pumpking.

Liquid matt lipstick
The liquid texture turns matt upon application and offers long-lasting results in black, dark violet or oxblood.  Available in 01 no more bat days ,  02 where did i park my broom? ,  03 you make my heart go boo.

Make-up and powder sponges
The two make-up and powder sponges come in a cute ghostly packaging and make priming the face for Halloween as easy as child’s play. Washable. Available in 01 the boo crew.

Nail polish
Three long-lasting nail polishes with a high coverage ‒ available in black, oxblood and white ‒ in a cute witch hat packaging for bootiful nails. Available in 01 i witch you were here, 03 let´s boo-gywoogy and 02 dawn of the red.

Glow in the dark top coat

This semi-transparent, vaguely pumpkincoloured top coat makes the nails glow in the dark for a unique look.Available in 01 witch off the light. 

(s)cream contouring set
Contouring set with two creamy textures in black and white for harlequin looks that last! Available in 01 too cute to spook. 
Thanks for stopping by!

Love, UniqaPoly

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Monday, September 4, 2017

EMPTIES - Skincare products!

Hey there! It's been ages since I last posted my empties. I've decided to search for the old photos and include everything even though a lot of these products have been used up over six months ago or even more. I like reading empties blog posts, because they are usually short and to the point, weather or not the product was good worth repurchasing. This is what I had in mind for this post as well. Just short comments on the products and weather or not they will make it back into my home! Here's what I used  skincare wise!