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Batiste Dry Shampoo

March 5th, 2017|

Batiste has been the UK’s No.1 dry shampoo brand for over 30 years. At the heart of this shampoo is an innovative starch based “no water needed” formulation. It claims to banish oily roots, giving dull, lifeless hair the makeover it needs. It refreshes and revitalizes hair, adds body and texture and leaves it feeling clean and fresh. It is meant to be used between washes when you need a fabulous hair fast.

It does what it claims! I have been using Batiste dry shampoo for a while and it has become one of my staple products. My hair is extremely fine and straight and it is dry at the ends and oily at the roots even one day after I wash it, so this shampoo comes in very handy. It blends nicely into the hair and although it leaves a bit of white residue, it is not the problem as it disappears quickly and easily when you brush it out. It absorbs the excess oil and leaves the hair feeling clean giving it some texture and a lot of volume. There are different fragrances and all of them have a pleasant smell which is fresh and invigorating.

It is not pricey as well. It costs around 5,00 EUR and you can get it at Debenhams, Carrfour and Alphamega supermarkets.

This shampoo works perfectly for my fine hair and I really love it.


Lancome Visionnaire Cream Set

March 5th, 2017|



Visionnaire day cream is an anti-aging moisturizer that combines LR2412 and hyaluronic acid to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and pores as well as to repair areas of roughness and unevenness. LR2412 is a molecule which is a very powerful inducer of the specific enzymes that prompt skin cells to produce higher quantities of hyaluron.

I love this cream! It has a light, hydrating texture and it makes your skin smooth , soft and radiant. It is the perfect base for make-up as it does not leave any greasy residue. I have a combination skin and this cream meets all my needs. It takes a very small amount to cover the face, so the jar will last you a long time.

It is also worth to mention that it is formulated without parabens and sulfates and it is suitable for sensitive skin as well.


Visionnaire nuit beauty sleep perfector is a night anti-aging moisturizer which combines micro droplets of essential oils (rosa canina fruit oil, soybean oil, black currant seed oil and sunflower seed oil) in a hydrating gel.

During application it transforms from a gel into oil, but it does not leave any greasy traces on the skin. It gently nourishes and repairs the skin overnight. The skin immediately feels smooth and plumped.

It is suitable for all skin types.


OPI Drip Dry – Lacquer drying drops 30ml

March 5th, 2017|

I have been using OPI Drip Dry for years and I cannot imagine doing my manicure without it as it is so helpful in speeding up the drying process. It claims to instantly dry nails to the touch in 60 seconds and completely in 5 minutes.

After you have applied the last coat of your nail polish, you should wait one minute and then apply 1-2 drops of Drip Dry. Allow five more minutes for your nails to dry completely and you are ready to go about doing most of the things without ruining your manicure. You have to be careful though because the polish will feel dry, but it will not be hardened, so I still would not do anything too harsh on nails for a while.

Not only does OPI Drip Dry speed up the drying time, but it also nourishes your cuticles with jojoba and vitamin E making them look smooth and moisturized.

This product is amazing and I wholeheartedly recommend it.

Black Opium by YSL

March 5th, 2017|

Black Opium was launched in September 2014 as a rock’n’roll interpretation of the classic Opium (it does not smell anything like the original).  In 2015 it was proclaimed the Best New Female Fragrance by Fragrance Foundation and it was also Allure Best of Beauty award winner.

It is one of my favourite fragrances. As it has a very strong, sweet, oriental scent, I usually wear it only in the evening.

The main notes are those of black coffee, orange blossom, jasmine, cedarwood essence, patchouli and vanilla.

It has a lovely, warm, long lasting scent which is very feminine and addictive.

The perfume comes in the dark bottle decorated with sequins which altogether give it this glam rock look.

It is available in 20ml, 30ml, 50ml and 90ml Eau de Parfum.

Price range: from around 39,00EUR for a 20ml bottle, 59,00EUR for 30ml, 86,00EUR for 50ml to 110EUR for a 90ml bottle. (The price may vary depending on the country and currency).


Givenchy Noir Couture Volume Mascara

March 4th, 2017|

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Noir couture volume mascara was designed by Nicolas Degennes, make-up artistic director at Givenchy. Its formula features silica micro-beads filled with keratin to protect the lashes while nourishing rice peptides strengthen them. It is paraben free.

The packaging is gorgeous. The black case with inverted studs adds a touch of glam rock look.

The texture of this mascara is quite dense and I think its formula is a bit too sticky and dry.

On the other hand, the applicator is great. The bristles of the brush are thicker and bigger at the bottom and thinner and smaller at the top which helps in getting the lashes on the inner corner. One coat of this rich black mascara will give your lashes the dramatic look with extra volume. I find it very difficult to apply the second coat because of its dry formula.

It lasts all day and it does not flake.

It is fairly easy to remove.

To my great disappointment, the mascara dried out very quickly and clumped around the brush only one month after opening. Definitely not worth the money (it costs around 35,00EUR).

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