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,

Best of 2018 Goody Bag (Cultbeauty) worst the hype?

Hi lovelies,

Today post is about The Cultbeauty Goody Bag: Best of 2018. cultybeauty is a British site, where I love to order: they are quick, reliable and they do give discounts for frequent buyers and they do sell cult products, which I can not purchase from elsewhere in Hungary. They usually have 3 Goody Bag per year and at the end of the year is called “Best of”, which is probably their most want. All right when I have read their newsletter about worst of 300 GBP for 20 products (7 full size), firstly I was oh wow I need it now, that a really good deal. Here is my thought whether it would worst for me or not?

Firstly, you have to know that you have to order for 175 GBP on site, which is relatively a lot of money for one time spend it on make-up and skin care. Of course I could easily send it on cultbeauty according to my huge wish list. Do not be forgotten that now other discount code can apply for the cart, which means that 15% off not applies, so on 175 GBP I will miss ca. 26,25 GBP, so that is the cost of the Goody bag.

181019_goodybag_landingpage_november18-e77tvNow it is time to see the products, examine the offers and categorizes them:

  • Products which I  DO NOT NEED OR NOT INTERESTED:
    1. Huda Beauty- Samantha Lashes: 15,50 GBP- I am not a fake lash fan and I do have 2 pairs at home(since my wedding), which I do not know whenever I will wear. I really want to try Huda’s products, but it is not the one, which I am dyeing for…
    2. Le Labo- Santal 33 (1ml): probably a nice brand, but come on 1ml??? are you serious? You do get these type of free gifts at Douglas or Sephora by every purchase.
    3. Morphe– M433: 7 GBP standard blending brush for a low price tag…
    4. Cultybeauty-  Embrossed Cult Beauty Half Moon Bag: it is look nice, but I do have tons of vanity bags, so really do not need one more.
    5. GOOP– GoopGlow (5 Sachets): 11 GBP a really expensive food supplement… do not believe 5 days are enough to see any reaction.
    6. Shiseido- Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate (10ml) value ca. 27 GBP (according to price tag of 30/50/75 ml): non cruelty free, INCI with alcohol Denat (nr. 2.) and perfume which I would not apply to my face at all and extremely high price serum.
  • So the lost of the 300 GBP value: 60,50 GBP

 

  • Products I AM INTERESTED BUT CAN LIVE WITHOUT
    • DR. DENNIS GROSS SKINCARE– Hyaluronic Marine Dew It All Eye Gel (5ml):  I have never heard of this product- but would be interesting according to its INCI and the reviews: loves or hates only. Value ca. 20 GBP

    • JOUER COSMETICS– Long-Wear Lip Topper5.9ml ): 13,50 GBP- it is a lip topper what ever it means, might be a gloss, which is non-sticky and I do not know whether it is only works with their Lip Créme or other lipsticks as well. It is interesting with nice colors and so good reviews, but I would not pay for it.

    • LAURA MERCIERTranslucent Loose Setting Powder(3,5g) it is a mini version and I do not know which color they would send. LM is not CF, so most probably I would not use it, nor spending my money on, but it is so cult… I do not know. Value: 3,5 GBP

    • Farsali- Jelly Beam (15ml): 34 GBP gel highlighter which looks nice, but I am not sure if I would use it as I still have an unboxed Zoeva Strobe Gel… as a gift hmm… why not their Unicorn serum?
    • BECCA- Under Eye Brightening Corrector: 21 GBP- again must not be a bad product, but not the one I am dyeing for, specially the cream in a jar formula, but would be a nice gift anyway.
    • Omorovicza– Moor Cream Cleanser: 52 GBP again a product, which I would love to try, but I do not think it is worst its price, even it is Hungarian…
    • Coco&Eve– Super Nourishing Coconut&Fig Hairmask (4,5g): this is a really overpriced product in full size, but I have seen it a way too many times on Instagram so would say yes to try for “free”. Value ca.: 3,5 GBP
    • Lime Crime– Matte Velvetines “Cashmere”: 18 GBP I am not really into liquid lipstick, but to be honest once I have nearly ordered this particular product from Lime Crime, but then I have chosen my NYX one which is a dupe of this, so I would not buy but love to try it.
  • Lost of the 300 GBP value: 165,50 GBP

 

  • Products which I WANT TO TRY (on my wishlist)
    1. LIXIRSKIN- Vitamin C Paste ( 50ml ) 32 GBP this cream,which I would love to try and buy anyway.
    2. Drunk Elephant– T.L.C. Framboos (5ml): it is one of my most wanted night serum only thinking about it due to its extreme high price… Value is ca. 13 GBP
    3. Alpha-H – Liquid Gold (50ml): it is the half, but still decent size and who would not try a serum with gold and these only 5 star reviews. Value is ca. 17 GBP
    4. Sunday Riley: Luna(5 ml): other expensive night serum, but this is with retinol… value ca. 25 GBP
    5. Anastasia Beverly Hills– Mini liquid Lipstick in ‘Crush’- omg this shade… makes me to forget it is liquid… value is 20 GBP if it is the full version…
  • Value: 107 GBP and 175,52 GBP would be the amount of the purchase which I should pay (incl. 3 full products instead of 3 small ones),which is the same amount as I have to spend so it is would worst for me. + 15 GBP for the next offer

So will I make an order? to be honest, until 5 minutes ago and after the counting I was in the mood (again) WOW let’s make an order, that’s a really good deal, but then I was thinking: do I want to send 175 GBP now? In the middle of our flat renovation? Would I brake my financial rules? Would go against of my thinking of overconsumption? Would I give away all the unnecessary cosmetics as a Christmas gift? Do I need all of these right away? NO! and furthermore Black Friday and Coupon days are coming…

Xoxo,

 

Mini Hauls

Hi lovelies,

Welcome back to my blog. I just want to share some of my resent purchases, which was done by the end of September, beginning of October. Well we are in the middle of our OUR FLAT project so I have lack of money to send on myself.

Cultbeauty:

I am in love with this site as you can read here, there are always a lots of things on my wish list and it is really good that they do have a coupon code for 15% off all the time. There order limit is relatively low (40 GBP) and they also provide 2 minis to try after 50 GBP of purchase.

  • Becca- First Light Priming Filter: it is only a small size to try(15ml) as my Laura Mercier one was finished (lately they announced that they start to sell the brand), I also have a mattifying one from The Body Shop and I wanted to have one of the more luminous once like MAC Strobe cream. I have just tried once, cannot say I love it or not.
  • Becca- Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed: I have ordered a travel size (2,4g) as I did not know this brand and also small highlighter is enough… the packing really remembers me to my KIKO blush, it is a nice shimmery champagne white gold color, more lighter than my favourite The Balm one and it is so long wearing, but not a dupe for my Bobbi Brown’s Pink Glow, which package have just been broken (that was not cruelty free too).
  • Too Faced- Better Than Sex Mascara: I do not think I have to explain but this is my all time favourite mascara and I had to replace my L’Oreál one, which is considered as a dupe of this holy:).
  • OUAI- Wave Spray: I can not wait to try this cult product and I also tend to purchase some other of the range…
  • Gifts: Pixi – Endless Silky Eye Pen: I do not really use black pencil liners, but it is a must have, so it is great to replace my Artdeco one. Oskia Cleansing foam, I think I have to order its full version, however Omorovicza’s one was also same great.

Zoeva:

unfortunately we do not have the Brand at Douglas like in other countries, but they do ship to Hungary and finally they offered a free Shipping on 40EUR above(they are cheaper in Germany),so I have made my order:

  • Concealer buffer brush: that was not the part of my En Taupe brush set and I really wanted to try and have this beautiful rosegold version.
  • Café Palette: my main reason to order from their site, as this is exclusive palette with some nice green-pink colors which I love, some of them are great dupes to my favourite MAC eyeshadows
  • Grafith Eyeliner in Minth: is shimmery nude liner, perfect for the waterline.

Gifts: sorry they do not send. Even DHL was so slow and texting fake delivery dates…

Xoxo, insta

 

Birthday haul

Hi lovelies,

I am on to share you my second Cultybeauty haul, Here the first . August is my birthday month, so I have used my 15% off coupon code. As we are having Flat project on I have chosen only a few things, so Norvina Palette still will be on a wish list only. All these products are cruelty free, As I am getting cruelty free.

Again everything arrived safely. I have not tried all of them yet, so on:

– Zoeva En Taupe: I was on to have a pencil brush, a dupe of MAC 217 and a big fluffy blending brush, but I have found this brush kit, wish was a better deal, so I have received a brow angled brush, angeled liner brush( I already have MAC 266) and detailed eyeshadow brush. I have tried once them, looks to nice and seems to be a good quality, however, the blending brushes are not as soft as MAC or ABH once- I hope it will be better by washing them a few times. This set is comes in a clutch, which is pretty.

– Zoeva Strobe gel : it was a gift, in the shade Corona, which might will be a bit dark for my skin, so I have not decided whether to keep or to sell this liquid Highlighter. What do you think about this product?

– The Ordinary Serum Foundation: I really wanted to try this inexpensive foundation, I have chosen the lighter formula for everyday use. So liquidy and 1.2 Natural seems too yellow on my hand, but it works nicely on my face and it is amazing for a whole day…

– The Ordinary Niacinamide 10%- Zinc 1%:this is a cult products for blemishes, which I will try after my Body Shop finish.

– Pixi Glow Tonic: that was a product I just really wanted to, even I have not tried it out, but I can not wait. Just I do not want to use two exfoliation product in the same time.

Of course I have received the two little samples….

Xoxo,

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Haul

Hi everyone!

I have mentioned that is very hard to buy a lot of makeup brands in Hungary, so we  have to order online preferably from other European countries… and I am not a real online buyer, but I think I should start after these regularly (here is my first  Asos haul).

So this haul and first impression is going to be from Cultbeauty  (not PR haul!), they always have brand of the month, which is Anastasia Beverly Hills in March, 2018. They do have a free delivery on all orders over 40 GBP, but unfortunately the current promotional code is not valid form Modern Renaissance Eye Shadow Palette-which was my main order. As you can see below I have also ordered a Dipbrow Promade, which is the cult products of ABH. So the promotion was the liquid lipstick set and I tend to choose 2 more SAMPLE- which are from Omorovicza (a Hungarian High end skin care brand- hell expensive like La Mer-, even their salon at Andrássy Road-on the way of my bike route I have never tried their products.)

Everything arrived in safety, let’s get started with Samples: 2 of them I will not try now, might be on a holiday: it is a reviving eye cream and a deep cleansing mask from Omorovicza. My gift was Anastasia Liquid Lipstick set:

  • Dazed: light cherry or burnt red color
  • Bittersweet: dark brown color – I think I will giveaway
  • Hudson: brawny nude  – might giveaway

I believe it is not their original size, but still decent size for a gift. They are quickly get super dry, so I believe it is so long wearing.

Dipbrow Pomade -Soft Brown: it was really hard to find the right color, as I have never used a brow gel yet, only pencils, but as I see it is the very same color as BB- Blonde

no it is darker or I have to learn how to use….

Modern Renaissance: might have read a lot of reviews on it, but I am really obsessed. 14 shades in combination of natural and berry shades only 6 of them is shimmery. Pans are a bit smaller than used to be 0,7g only, but as it is written 6M only, which is strange for a powder… all of them are cruelty free and comes with a double ended brush. They have quite high pigmentation, easy to apply, very smooth but a bit powdery.

Here you can see my swatches with MAC Paint Pot in Painterly underneat.

xoxo,