Getting cruelty free- makeup issue part 1

Hi lovelies,

Let’s continue crueltyfreeserie the with the most interesting part, my makeup bag! I have tried to find so alternatives of the products that I really like, but so make of them are not cruelty free, so I had to make some research. Firstly I am going to start with my drug store section, all these are cheaper and easier to restore. With my high end ones, I try to sell or give away or just replace with cruelty free ones, when they are out.

My current cruelty free products.

These all are not!

Eyeliners: I am having 4 to restore:

  • Yves Rocher: 12- Bleu Agave and 09- Blue Paradis- they are so creamy and not so long lasting, even thought they are pencils I used them a lot like a liner. Yves Rocher sells there product in China, so replacement goes to Stila- Intense Sapphire (Bleu Paradis), which is out from China since 2016.
  • Artdeco Kajal Liner 02- simple black liner, honestly it was not a big love as it is not so soft and neither well pigmented…
  • L’Oréal: liner, I love this go to liner now I have bought a new one from NYX

Lipsticks:

  • Rimmel- Kate 03: it is a pinkish browy nude shade, this color is nice, but it is not so long lasting and I am just simply hate how it smells, that is why I do not use it a lot. People consider it as a MAC: Velvet Teddy dupe
  • Rimmel- The only 1: Peachy Beachy: the perfect peach color but not way too creamy and after a half hour it is disappears or on my teeth…
  • Maybelline- Shine Pink Shock: okay I am not a lipgloss fan, this is having a nice shine and not sticky, so might need to replace it later.

Nails:

In Generally I tend to say I am not a big nailpolish fan, I was so suprised how much I have, but mostly they are so old… so I have take all my Maybelline, L’Oréal, Bourjois, Oriflame, Yves Rocher and Sally Hansen products to the trash without any heartbreaking moment. Kiko, BeYu, Pupa, Catrice and Crystal Nails left in my collection If they not dried out…

+ Mascara: I have ordered my favourite Too Faced one to replace my L’Oreal Lash Paradise;)

+ Bobbi Brown: Stick Foundation will be finished soon and not going to repurchase it.

Of course those which are still good will goes to a local girls home as a charity.

Xoxo,

Why you have nothing to wear?

Hi lovelies,

I think we all know that feeling when you open your wardrobe, which is full of clothes, but you are just searching and searching… but nothing. Yes, we all own a lot of items, which we do not like or not in our size and honestly they are all useless. #girlsproblem

So why you have nothing to wear?

  • … because they are not in your size or you just do not like them: they took the place of your wardrobe, might be you used to love them when you have bought but now it is time to through them away and give these to a charity.
  • … because they are not in a good condition: remember you love that black dress, but now it is looks dark grey, not so classy or even there are some screeches on it-I will repair and wear it on an other day – no you do not, say bye.
  • … because you do not have basics: basics are boring but quite important to pop up your other items, send your money on these and you will not need to buy them all the time,
  • … because you only have basics: that is the opposite and it is a way too boring, Let’s go shopping some new trends,
  • … because you rather buy cheap things: cheap items, looks cheap- buy quality and lack of quantity,
  • … because it is not your style: we do follow the trends, but not all of them are in your personal style and even if its fits you do not feel comfy.
  • … because everyone has the same: try to buy something more unique, I know it is so hard, but might some accessories will help, do not lookalike a clone.
  • … because you are shopping without thinking in outfits: sometimes the new love do not fit to any of the others in your wardrobe or you have bought exactly the same you already have. Let’s plan ahead!

I hope you have enjoyed this small post.

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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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July hauls

Hi lovelies,

I have not written for a long time due to our future flat, read the story My announcement and keep waiting for my updates soon.

So July passed by a lots of work and only 4 days of from the reality of Budapest. I have already posted about my bikinis so read it Here.


Beside my bikini purchase I have been at The Body Shop to purchase some gifts for my sister and bbf’s- I have forgotten to take the pictures on these, for myself I have finally bought the Body Yoghurt, for a lighter summer version instead of the Body Butter. I have chosen the one with Almond Milk, as Generally hating the Body lotions with so strong perfume (smell). I tend to say love it: cooling, lightweight, so might will purchase the British Rose one as well. I just took two mini mask, but only tried the honey mask after the neem mask, to minimize the dry out of the dry parts of my face. It is not bad, but not the one which I would purchase in the full version, which is really pricy.

All the other are from Mueller, which a drogerie and perfumery in Hungary. It is a really huge store from cheap to high-end cosmetics. I rarely go there as they are a big expensive, and too many people have the access to the more expensive products, which they often open and use instead of the testers…. but it is the place for Real Techniques. They did not have the sponge and the brush, but the brush cleaner yes. Here is it more expensive than MAC ahh… more like a liquid soap type, so might need a bit less, cleans effectively, but come on it is RT only.

And guess what Shiseido was on 50% sale, so that was the deal to must not skip ;). unthought it was really hard to find something due to the above mentioned problem. So I have purchased the Perfect Foundation Brush: love its size and the small kabuki shape so easy to apply all type of foundations. Full Lash Mascara in brown- I always have a brown mascara for natural makeup days. It is not a bad mascara, but differently do not worst the price, on this L’Oréal price tag is was ok to buy. Biobonza was a sample;).

What were your July purchases?

Xoxo,

P.S.: Hungarians are adore the creamy cold fruit soups, which you can do easily: cook the fruits (apricot, plum, peach or mixed) a bit with cinnamon and clove then take it to a turmix with vanillin aroma or sugar, but back to the hot plate and mix it with some milk (I always use almond/soy or rice) and leave it is the fridge. For strawberry use mint only at the first step. Instead of milk you can serve it with ice cream.

My plum soup:

2018 April hauls

Hi lovelies,

We are having a coupon days here in Hungary, so I just would like to show you my purchases. Yes, I spent a lot, and I have not purchase a lot of things for months…warning before you start a crazy spending read my Clear out tips.

Beauty, health and skincare:

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Usually I am the person who buy economy packs on a lower price at drugstores like Nivea Micellar Wipes for travel, Tampa, Libresse, Always and Listerine will be enough for the next half-year. I wanted to try out Botanical conditioner, but bought two oldies, Fa have new smells, while Dove with cucumber was so fresh. I did buy some deodorants, toothpaste and shower gels to my husband.

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Honestly I wanted some Catrice products, but they were sold out on the very first day’s morning (wow How?) …. so I have repurchased two things, which are great but not cruelty free this Maybelline concealer and L’Oréal Lash Paradise (I know that Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara is a cruelty free alternative, but it is pretty hard to get in Hungary) both was on -50%. Real Techniques finally arrived to Müller, it is a bit more expensive than at iHerb, but still affordable, specially with 20 % off. Last thing was Chanel Powder, you might know that I have made a big clear out and nearly all of my powders were old and outdated, so I have purchased with giant in the promotion, I hope I will love it…

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Cruelty free finally, I went i to The Body Shop to repurchase my favourite Vitamin E cream, they do have a new formula for normal/combination Skin so I am going to give a try. Of course I could not leave without the cult Shea Body butter, which is our other fav with my husband. Drops of Youth cream has a bigger packaging in a jar, as so many friends recommended and Vitamin E Eye cream was out of stock, I picked this one. Other free will be just samples, all of them are chosen by me, the serum was free, while two Masks for 300 HUF (1 EUR) due to the loyalty card. I did have 20% off by the coupon. Pupa (Italian make up and Skin care brand-might be cruelty free) launched their mask line, so this is a Bamboo Charcoal deep cleaning peel off mask and 2 packages of eye patches.

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Let’s go back to training, so at Biotech USA: Hungarian and former American nutrition brand – I have bought some shakes from the women line, repurchased L-Carnitine, which I love to use before running, feels like to able to run more. And Spirulina food supplement: alga based bacteria, which helps to get a bit more well-balanced. Links:here

Clothes

I tried to follow my Spring wardrobe wishes and skip purchasing items, which are Already in my wardrobe. Most of the places Galmour coupons give 20 % off from new collections.

There are some gifts for my husband from his favourites: polo T-shirts fromHeavy Tools (shopshop), short from Springfield ( shop)and a Levi’s (shop)511 summer edition trousers. (All 20 % off)

Intimissimi is my number 1 underwear brand: sexy, quality lace and comfort. I wanted to have a flowered bra, actually not this, but is was much better and my hubby picked this body in their  catalogue – it was expensive but it is relatively rare that he point on something for me… so soft and comfy.

Calzedonia is the brand which i am only purchasing on sales, they are so expensive…IMG_4308

Mango‘s white blazer goes to my basics, really versatile for formal events with trousers, dresses. I really love in love with this soft knitted top’s browny-golden color. top blazer

Finally I have found my culottes: H&M white-blue stripped, fits really to my new white blazer and blocked hills.

Lastly, Promod was not on the promotion of the magazine, but they did have a promotion for “Ma Carte” holders on 2 items. Honestly I wanted to buy one of their flower dress, but it was not worked on me, so I choose these two: raspberry and green color dresses. Buying a good dress was pretty hard this season as most of them are super mini or under the knee length dresses in the stores, neither of them ideal for my lifestyle on bike. green   silky

I hope you have enjoyed my haul. More hauls from me: The bronzer issue with some haulWhat we bought in Thailand , Asos haul and Anastasia Beverly Hills Haul.

Do not forget to wash your clothes before you first wear them !

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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Get your relationship works

Hi everyone!

Let leave the beauty topic and write about love. I would like to share with some little notes about the daily realtionship of my other half. Love is a big topic for psyhology and a great industry for nearly every company. Here is my list when he really into you:

  • Politeness: these are little but great things, he do polite like openning the door for you, helps you to get off your coat ect.
  • Repect: your feelings, thoughts on certain things.
  • Do not jugde you on your way of life, feelings and emotions or on your bad habits.
  • Support and stand by you, when you really need him he is there for you.
  • Have aims together
  • So basicly he is just really care.

Of course we have to do the same for them to be able to get our relationship works. We can do goodwill gestions or little amenities. Even a nice breakfast at home or just a simply coffee can cheer each other up. Even if you are a lady you can invite your loved one into restaurants or coffee houses. I am really hate to see some of my colleagues suffering from girlfriend/wife’s (high maintenance women) high expactations: take me to a holiday or buy expensive things. And what they give on return… themselves… or even nothing. Girl why you behave like a prostitute? Love is an investment so you have to give a real value of return to your loved one (not just your body). You have to make steps too to get your relationship alive long.

Dinner together at homeSimple breakfast together at Starbucks

I am really glad that I have found my other half, my beloved hubby, even we do not spend a lot of time together and he do have bad habits, when we are together we try to spend valued time. Of course sometimes it is really great to have a time alone or with friends, but we still do at least 2 or 3 rendez-vous out of flat a month. And nothing better than waking up to the smell of the morning coffee with him. So it is a really good feeling when both of you works on the relationship but leaving the personal space.

I hope you enjoyed this little note, write your comments below.

Xoxo,

The bronzer issue with some haul

Hi everyone!

This post will be a mixture of my hauls and my makeup kit and it is going to be also a first impression.

Below you can see my recent purchases:

Spring wardrobe wishes was included my white mulberry silk top, which was a bit expensive, but really looking forward to wear it even it is a bit see-thought, but excellent with a nude bra. My other blush sneaker purchase was a bit more tricky, I went to Massimo Dutti to purchase the top and this shoe together, my shoe size is EUR 37.5 and usually half size is not available, they only had EUR 38 which was a way more big, so after a lot of calls by the shop assistant to other stores she helped me to order it online. I went home to check my confirmation and did not come, but I saw on their  site this shoe went to sale 14995 HUF (ca 50 EUR) while I have purchased it for 22995 HUF (ca. 80 EUR) I was so depressed… Slept badly and checked their website in the middle of the night and thankfully the sales only for size EUR 35 and all the other are out of stocks and I got the confirmation about the delivery for the next day. Size EUR 37 is just perfect:).

Recent my beauty purchases:

  • repurchases: MAC-Ruby Woo(missing from photo),MAC- Brush Cleanser and Clarins- Eclat Minute (07)
  • newies: L’Oréal- Paradise Extatic and Physicians Formula- Butter Bronzer

Impressions: L’Oréal- Paradise Extatic has already reviewed by much of you. Even it is existing for a half-year here I have not been too fascinating to run for it, so my Bobbi Brown’s Smokey Eye Mascara was empty, so I bought this cheaper one, as a lot of people said it is like Too Faced: Better Than Sex Mascara which I love but I can not buy it in Hungary. Honestly I hate that in our drugstores most of the makeups are just on the shelf without any cover and that is why some people open and use the products, not the testers… This babe was in a paper too:) and I love it a lot, even thought I think Too Faced still much better, but it is a really good alternative to BB Smokey Eye for the half price. In generally I love L’Oréal mascaras, but this is even over the top of them. Price: 3999 HUF (ca. 13 EUR)

Before my Bronzers, here is my  My Brush kit , My parfume collection and My lipsticks

Physicians Formula- Butter Bronzer: I would purchase it since it was come to Hungary this year January, but it was always out of stock at DM. Yesterday, I was just to buy some handcream, Carmex and Toothbrush to my husband, when I saw PF’s display was fulfilled. The price tag: 5499 HUF(ca. 18 EUR) bit more expensive than the other drugstore makeup and there was 2 shades Light Bronzer and Bronzer- on the tester both looked nearly the same, so I have picked up Bronzer. Packing: in a way really nice: good colors and Hawaii feeling, mirror, but there is a useless sponge/applicator and the mirror is in the back , why not is the same place as the products? The pan is big enough, color is beautiful almost full matt, but I was expecting to have this more creamy, but after using it with my brush it is quiet powdery and the coconut smell is just too much for me…

Compare it to my two other bronzer:

  • Pupa Sun Bronzer and Shine: Pupa’s packaging is much better, even I do not like to have the highlighter and bronzer in the same pan, so I can only use it during the summer, when I prefer to shiny bronzer or separately to my eyes. PS’s color is not as yellow as Pupa’s, which is better. Pupa has a bit less smell. Price range is the same.
  • Bobbi Brown Bonzing Powder- Stonestreet: it is more expensive, nearly the double but it is highly bet the PF is pigmentation, color, packaging, formula and no smell:).

Xoxo,

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What we bought in Thailand

Hi everyone!

Thailand is a shopping paradise, but also a culinary heaven, so we did most for our gourmet taste and less for shopping and also spent most of our pocket-money on travel:).

So markets and street foods are relatively cheap there, international brands are rather expensive. That is the cause I did not purchased anything at Sephora there, it was 30-40% more expensive than in Europe and also so dirty and lack of selection, so  My Sephora wishlist still on due but might will order them from brand websites…

Clothes at markets are really cheap, specially if you bargain. You can spend a whole day doing that, but the clothes are the same what you can order from asian websites  like aliexpress or shein. So did not wasted our time and travel weight on it. Only bought and elephant trousers which is rather touristic item, but linen and 3 scarves as gifts.

We did bought some local products like coconut oil, teas and tiger balm. Some postcards, beer fridge or holder (or I do not know what it is just they do serve beer in it), magnets (15)as for souvenirs. Dry durians! we did not try it on spot, because it was prohibited due to its smell at hotels, transportation and at Bangkok Chinatown we felt its smell uff… so we left it for the last day and did not find it in Kata, Phuket.

And a lots of products from 7eleven, most of them just unknown for us, but they do like chocolates with green tea, alga snack, sweets, sauces and instant soups ect.

At duty-free Phuket the following sweets:

Duty free Doha:

  • cigarettes my husband smokes unfortunately and it was a way cheaper than at home – he does not know that he will have a quitting therapy soon:)  
  • Clinique BB cream (really like it and my Bobbi Brown one will over soon)
  • perfumes: Chanel: Gabrielle (got from my hubby) and a men’s Paco Rabbane

If you are interested in my packing list please read my previous post and stay turned!

xoxo

Shopping on sales

As Christmas end all stores arround the world start to have their sales and it is even go more crazier after New Year’s Eve.

WELCOME TO MY FIRST BLOG POST OF 2018! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Might be you still suffer from a new year’s hangover, while I have already finished my first working day of the year and now is on the way to give you some tips and tricks for the sales shopping tomorrow. Grab a coffee and read it quickly.

Before shopping:

  • check your existing wardrobe out: open up the closet and look what you have, check their conditions – to remember your items in store – even you can clear it up like me
  • inspire: trends for the year, even for spring/summer. Popsugar tipsVogue Paris or just simply read printed magazines
  • check brand’s websites where you wish to have shopping tomorrow
  • get the idea how much money you wish to spend

On the day of shopping:

  • does not matter if you shopping online or in store, do not buy the clothes not in your size or neither items which has a torn on, you will never sew
  • always think about your wardrobe
  • think about the quality and price tag if it is worst it or not
  • saw the same price tag as before sales? no, away from your hands
  • limit your shopping time
  • if you have the maybe in your mind just do not buy
  • +1: personally I love to have shopping alone, because with friends or mom or sister I always purchase more as they do not know well my wardrobe and always persuade me, so meet your frinds for a coffee during shopping in a coffee-house where you can discuss.

What would I buy now? Hereby some inspirations:

  • cult classics like Levi’s 501 on sales now
  • Buy quality basics
  • Items which you really wanted during winter season
  • Underwear, pyjamas, Lingerie, activewear
  • Useable for spring/ summer
  • make up sets- Christmas edition always on sales now
  • Home products