Black friday while your low buy year

Hi lovelies,

I was started to write that post right before Black Friday. Some people love it, others just have it and defining it as an evil enemy or the symbole of overconsumption. Let me tell you something intention shopping is really depends on you. Do the same as you would do on other days: plan- wait- think- act. Try to find the deal. If you are eyeing on something like I do with my wishlist, you will be able to decide the best deal.

If you have a list of your planned Christmas gifts, than it is a great time to go shopping… or just simply do some online one. By prioritazing your relatives you will not end up with a lot of clutter. You might have saved up for something that is the time to buy it.

What am I going to do?

I did 100 items decluttering November challenge, so I know what I have, checked my wishlist and decided that I will have to choose only one item for myself and further more this item will be one of my Christmas present. I am considering to buy a bag from Furla or Coccinelle, jeans, Veja sneakers or the Sezane pulover, depends on the deal. I will have to purchase my skincare items from La Roche Posay and my Pixi Glow Tonic. The rest will be gifts like persolized calendar from Cewe.


And guess what happend? I only purchased the 4 annual Cewe calendar, which we do every year. I was so overhelm by this whole on sale thing as most of the items I was looking for neither was on sale nor was in stock. So I decided to give up searching… I have to admit I was working and my mood recently is not about getting into crowded shopping malls at all. In the whole month I have purchased a book and repurchased my beloved skincare line from La Roche Posay.


So you might recognized that these are said to be not cruelty free products. Firstly they do their job much better than the alternatives which I have found. Secondly, there are clean products, so they will not irritate my skin. Finally, they are made in Europe, so even if they test in China these are coming from their French factories.


In November and December I was quite busy with some of my health issue, so I kept myself away from writting and posting. I have to admit on the top of the pandemic I am having an emotionally heavy period of my life, which I am not ready to post about now.

Take care!

Low buy haul August

Hi lovelies,

I know I am quite late writting this post, but it is because of our fantastic holiday, which I am going to post more later.

So on my own purchases were also mostly related to my holiday and I think I have so really good recommendation for you too.

Firstly about my Cultbeauty order: I have reordered two of my favourites the IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ in Light (yeah it is one shade lighter than my previous one as it will goes with my skin later on Autumn/Winter. Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara in travel size, which is the bets waterproof mascara that I have ever used I do not think I have to explain way, just say it was my bride mascara without any lashes. The last thing was to order the Versed Day dissolve Cleansing Balm, which I have to tried yet, but so disappointed with their packaging: big, double layer plastic holder for a tiny amount of products for 22 GBP… I hope at least the product will be good, but I will not cheat my Body Shop one with it anymore because of the packaging…

Than about my sunscreen issue- so once we went to a local lake and I used the same DM own marked sunscreen like last year, but they changed something: it smelled like alcohol OMG I had a serious allergic reaction, so thought it away after that. I wanted to buy a physical sunscreen, which I have choosen Bioderma Photoderm Minaral SPF 50, which is a zink- oxid based one. Also purchased their oil with SPF 30, it was the best smell ever and makes you tanned in the most beautiful bronzy way so higly recommend as well as their After Sun cream too to reach amazing bronzed skin like I have now.

The last haul pieces were from a local drug store: Ziaja Bronzing oil, which was recommended by one of my friends: cocoa butter spray, which I have used once daily with the SPF 50 as it has to put under a sunscreen to help the better bronzing for the skin and it is oily so much, it was not bad anyway. Trend It Up Waterproof eyeliner- it was a big no no: color do not play off and just not waterproof at all, okay it was cheap…

As it was my birthday month I got so gifts too and we finally received our new TV board, which is hand-made, wood and we ordered some persolized knobs on it.

xoxo,

My easy skin care routine

Hi lovelies,

This is the 2020 update of my skincare routine. It is easy, sustainable and relatively cheap. Yeah I have skipped using retionol and strong BHA acids due to some plans this year. And of course you can consider this post as an other inventory list as my makeup was.

Here is what I am using for my combination skin in 2020:

In the morning:

I always start with a glass of water, then getting into the bathroom washing my face with cold water cleansing while using a washclothes and cotton pads depending on the products(always use two types). Then toning and moisturizing my face to be ready for makeup.

Lush 7 to 3 cleansing pad

Micellar water– currently- Lumene one

Toner: Pixi Glow

Moisturizer: Polfa-Tarchomin (Polish Pharma brand) Hyaluron Regenal cream is a more thicker cream than the E.l.f. Daily Hydration Moisturizer, which I was used to use during the year, but I need a bit more now in the Winter

Eye cream: Farmacy – Dew It all (used the Naturschön Augencream, but I think they do changed something, which really iritates me, so just replaced it)

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Night or afternoon routine:

So I work in the morning I do remove my makeup upon arrival to home and use double cleansing + moisturizer, the same as in the morning.

If I am working until late night these two rituals links together: triple cleansing, then using serums, sometimes my face roller tooand oil if I have breakouts. A few minutes later I do apply my night cream and the Carmex in the bedroom.

The Body Shop: Camomile Cleansing Butter

Lush 7 to 3 cleanser

Micellar water

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% +B5

The Ordinary Niaciamide 10% + Zinc 1%

If needed: The Body Shop Tree Oil

Night cream: Helia D- Botanic Concept Moisturising Night Cream with Tokaji Wine Extract


Extras:

Which I try to use weekly:

Lush lip scrub in Bubblegum

Hello JO – Bright Eye Jelly Masks

The Body Shop – Japanese Matcha Tea Pollution Clearing Mask

Sheet Mask, Suncreams and a Body Butter (should use more often).

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Of course I do have some back ups and samples in my skincare inventory: to use up these will be important during my low buy year

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See you soon and Xoxo,

 

9 brands which are shockingly non cruelty free

Hi lovelies,

My cruelty free series are on today, with this quick 10 brands, which are not cruelty free, but I thought they are so it is might be a bit shocking not just for me but also for you. I am not going to talk about MAC or NARS (which used to be cruelty free), neither the most common drugstore brands, like L’Oréal – Bourjois- Rimmel or high-end brands, like Bobbi Brown, Estée Lauder or Dior ect. which are all sell in China.

Here is the list:

  • Yves Rocher: I am might be too naive, but I was on the way of thinking as they do not test on animals because they are natural, parabens free ect. but I just come to realization they do as selling in China. Alternative brand: The Body Shop or Lush.
  • Shiseido:I was might a bit mixing as a Korean Brand, but Japanese Shiseido do test on animals because of their Chinese market.
  • Bioderma: French pharmacies brand’s Chinese website is not so hard to find… so question: what will be their Sensibio H2O alternative?
  • Claudalie: Since I trying to go cruelty free, I am really on a searching side… I wanted to try their Mist as an alternative of MAC, but I have found no no.
  • Glamglow: I was so waiting their new products to launch in Hungary, until my friend came home from China with a Glamglow mask…
  • Khiel’s: it is the American pharmacies company, with Chinese retail … opss
  • L’Occatine: the first sight was sawing their product at duty free stores, then researched and boom… it is the same as Yves Rocher- natural but sell in China
  • Vichy: some as NUXE, La Roche-Posay or Bioderma:

    The only possible exception is if regulatory authorities required it for safety or regulatory purposes.

  • Artdeco: German high-end brand also sells at China, even in Europe they most not test. Brand instead: Zoeva or Misslyn

In generally I can admit, even if they are natural based or pharmacies safe brands they do test on animals if it is required by the law, which is true for the Chinese market, which offers more profit than to be ethnical for most of them. As well as I would be grateful if Chinese Government would change that law.

Xoxo,

Cruetly free Kitty

My cruelty free skin care

Hi lovelies,

In my previous post I have written about my decision that I wish to become cruelty free. I am starting with my skin care as I think it is going to be the one, which I am using cruelty free products the most and will be the most easiest to adapt. I try to avoid parabens for a long time.

firstly I have examined my current skin care products in my bathroom.

  • Body cream: The Body Shop: Body Butter is my old time fav, specially in the shea butter version:) Yves Rocher: Body Lotion is a bit lighter, honestly I have never purchased them, always received as a gift, Lemon Brasil a bit much but still all right for me, rally gives the energizing illusion.

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  • Leg cream: Balea:Totes Meer with Death sea salt and olive oil and Herbaria: Calendula cream– I stand a way too much, which is not health at all so I tend to use more care of my feet.
  • Handcream: L’Occatine handcream– Pieere Hermé:Pamplemousse Rhubarbe (Limited edition)- believe it or not this expensive handcream i not cruelty free so I should look for something else- I do have only a tiny bit in it.IMG_4390
  • Products, which I have threw away: Dove:DermaSpa – firstly it is not cruelty free, secondly I cannot stand its smell, so that is why I only tried 3-4 times only and do not gives a nice tan at all.

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  • Face Cleaner: Bioderma- Sébium Gel Moussant: Even this foam is for oil skin, it is also works well on my combination skin, hypoallergenic, cruelty and parabens free and relatively cheap.
  • Make up remover: Bioderma:Sensibio H2O micellar water is a cult fav. I have written about it Best of Pharmacy My fav beauty product of 2017
  • Day cream: The Body Shop: Vitamine E (Normal/Combination Skin): The advanced new formula of the Vitmine E and I love it even better, it is vegan, without mineral oil and parafin gel moisturizer. Evian:Brumisateur: mineral water for touch up and moisture during the day.
  • Night cream: The Body Shop: Tea Tree Night mask, this line for oil skin, so I do use it in a really tiny amount at the night, really nicely clearing.
  • Eye cream: The Body Shop: Drops of Youth a gel based eye mask, I lot to use this magnetic applicator with it.
  • Serum: L’occatine: Comforting Face Oil– this expensive serum is not cruelty free why? I still have a lot in it, so might will give away, not bad but I might turn back to Khielh’s oil for 1-2 times a week use.
  • Lipscrub: was an H&M one originally, but now I use a DIY in this jar with brown sugar and coconut oil mixed together.
  • Exfoliating: Geek&Gorgeous: Calm down Hungarian beauty products
  • Mask: I do not have an exact mask now, but looking for a deep cleaning clay mask. The Body Shop Himalaya Clay mask would be cool, but I have to think about due to the price tag. I do have to make some research on Himalaya Herbals, because their meen mask just amazing, even thought I do not know whether they are cruelty free.

+ Pupa Mask tested: It is a Black peel-off pore perfecting mask, which written “the deep cleansing action of Bamboo charcoal helps to remove blackheads, free clogged pores from impurities and absorb excess sebum.” OMG this is a really big no, it does nothing with pores, but my nose feels heart, thankfully I only tried it on it… no way to use it once more. I think I will go back to a deep cleaning clay mask!

Looking forward to your suggestions in the comment below: what are your favourite cruelty free skin care products? Clay mask? Serum for combination skin?

xoxo,

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Best of Pharmacy

Hi everyone!

Today’s post will concern the skin care from the pharmacy. some of the products will be in my stock at home, but most of them mine seasonal favourites. Here, in Hungary most of the pharmacy have their own handmade creams, which are really cheap, hypoallergenic and good. I tend to buy their no brand lip balm and body lotion, but now let’s turn to international brands (French), which you can buy there.

If you are interested my 2017favs read that post for Hungarian beauty products this one.

Bioderma- Sensibio Micellaire water: my absolute favourite make up remover, use it twice a day and have chosen for sensitive skin, due to my eyes can not stand any other micellaire water like L’Oréal or Garnier.

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Bioderma-Sebium: Purifying cleansing foaming gel: I have a combination/sensitive skin, and this foam is so good for my oily T zone, but do not dries my cheeks, it is cleans gently. Use t twice a day before micellar water.

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Uriage: Eau Thermale: this is a thermal water face spray I like to use it before applying make up primer or during the day to refresh my skin – especially summer  – time on the top of make up or just for my skin. Now I have the Evian one, but these two are the same, always choose the best deal or where I am shopping. It is really good for my sensitive skin, sometimes redness appears I use it to calm down.

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Vichy- Idéal Soleil: it is not a cheap tan cream, but I do have a kind of sun allergic and that is a good one for sensitive skin…

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La-Roche-Posay: Anthelios XL line: best sun cream and BB cream for the face with high (spf 50) which I tend to buy for holiday.

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La-Roche-Posay: Cicaplast: best hand cream for the winter: moisture and smooth the hand without the creamy feeling.

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WISH TO TRY:

  • Nuxe: Reve de miel lipbalm
  • Nuxe: Huile Prodigieuse face and body oil
  • La-Roche-Posay: Eau Thermale
  • La-Roche-Posay: Toleriane Teint

xoxo,

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