May beauty situations

Hi lovelies,

We do have a rainy May, so spending a lot of time indoor and doing a lot of works in the hotel and also from home as the conference season is on.

So I was diagnized with seborrhea at the end of March, I always have dandruff in Winter, but never thought that much, so I got some cream and medicals and went to allergy test, which shown my intolarance od diary products. So I am not drinking or eating them for 6 weeks and I tend to say my skin also looks much better and having lack of seborrhea which is such great. So I try to find the best sampoo possible as the medical sampoos are just occasional use only. The Body Shop Banana shampoo is one of my favourite, but it has too much parfume in it. Nature Box contains a bit less of fagrance, but I am not sure is they are CF, so just has purchased an Inecto Argan Shampoo, which is vegan and cruelty free and has lack of parfum. So just hope that it is going to work.

Now I have to admit that even I am try to be cruelty free I am not vegan and do not want to be vegan even if we have days without meat, sometimes I love to eat meat, specially fishes and also I can not suggest restaurant without having an overview of their cuisine.

My recent empties:

Bobbi Brown Brow pencil and lipstick in Sandwash Pink are not CF, so will not repurchase them, I already have a dupe of the lipstick in a Charlotte Tilbury one. Tarte lifted mascara is a nice brown mascara, it is getting a way too dry and used it up duuring the last 6-7 months, I do not know whether I will repurchase it or not, because it gives a really nice look but nothing extra for the price.  The Ordinary serum foundation is changed into a very bad shape: oil seperated from the other parts, color changed, so I can not use it any more – it is openned for 9 months…

I have took back 6 products to MAC and choose a lipstick in Faux for one of my greatest friend’s birthday.

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Reflecting on recent purchases:

My top of top is the Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk lipstick I just love it, it is the perfect lipstick: nice color, easy to wear, matte but not dry and the rosegold package is not stunning. While the Pupa I’m Pupa matte lipstick also such a great shade, but it is a bit more on the drier side, but do not forget it is half priced to CT one. I have discovered two really great Trend it up products: Expert lip primer & care is a great due to MAC prep+ prime lip for the price of a tenth and also their lip oil is such a miracle.

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It cosmetics cc also a great product, however I have ordered light- medium based on the sephora.com foundation finder, it is a bit dark for me, so might be during the summer I can make a use of, but it is look great on the skin. The Body Shop Lightening touch concealer is a great dupe for YSL Touch Eclat, while E.l.f. gel liner is nice to replace Mac blacktrack liner.

I am unable to use the Lano Allover cream as my husband just adore and taking it everywhere;). I did not have the opportunity to try out the other lanolips products as I am still thinking to keeping both or giving one to my sister. Also The Ordinary Sunscreen is useless in this bad weather so…

E.l.f. Daily hydration moisturizer and Beauty Shield spray are nice products, but have not decided if them empty will I repurchase them or not.  I am not going to repurchase the Trend it up Eyeshadow Cream, it is nice on the top of other eyeshadows but not long wearing and not waterproof at all.

So I hope you enjoyed reading.

Xoxo,

 

April newbies

Hi lovelies,

This is an other haul again, now regarding my April purchases. 10-14th April we had a magazine coupon days, I know this is such a nice opportunity for shopping, but I tried to be more focused and skip impulse shopping, so I have planned my budget and cut the coupons the night before and leave the rest of the magazine at home to avoid other shops.

First day I only went to DM– I have chosen one and only drugstore from the 3 options! I have bought a lot of household products from Frosch, gloves, toothpaste, toothbrush, shower gel and Gillette for my hubby etc.

Repurchased my favourite eye cream, deodorant and sheet masks from Alverde and took some “give-a-try” hair masks, a Trend it up panorama eyettention mascara and highlightening eyeshadow (020). I believe these where limited editions, this cream eyeshadow looks like a high-end one and it is having such a nice bronzing shade with white shimmers, while the mascara was a one, which people are wave about so want to give a try.

On the second day after  an unsuccessful fridge hunting and got some stuffs from The Body Shop. I really love that Brand and they had 20% at least for 3 products, so I repurchased the Camomile Fresh Micellar Cleansing Water, which is my favourite CF makeup remover. The Camomile -Sumptuous Cleansing Butter I used to had it and now I was so happy to find it again because it is the best of my double cleansing method. I have taken a 2 of the small Japanese Matcha Tea mask from their super food mask collection, it is damn good pollution clearing mask, I even liked it better than the Himalayan deep cleanser mask- which is makes me dry a bit. Last but not least a lightweight concealer for my under eye circles, as my Tarte shape tape is too have with BB creams I was so needed.

From H&M I have ordered a nice black halter crop top for the summer, it is a bit more rigid than I expected to be but it is better for the ruffles lookalike. …A light olive green dress with flowers, I love its light material makes it each to wear and it is A-lined, so even great for to ride bike in it.  …A blue lance dress for the upcoming wedding and a wire box for our entryway just to solve the mess on the top of the shoe cabinet.

At the end of the month I made a tiny cultbeauty order as I have received a 15% off coupon, so have purchased the iconic IT cosmetics cc cream in light medium, a Lanolips tinted lipbalm with spf30 (it is a lipgloss) in rhubarb and their famous Everywhere multi-cream, so I have received an 101 ointment fruities in peach as a gift. The Ordinary is excluding from promotions, but I really wanted to have a try with their sunscreen to in this summer. Of course I have chosen two samples: Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow and Milk makeup cooling water pod. Milk makeup is only shipped in the UK, so I am really curious whether I will receive the sample or not.

 

… and finally we have our built-in wardrobe in the corridor;) – okay it is not done yet but soon to be… Finally our LG fridge went on sale last weekend, so I think we totally went bank robbed by the end of the month;)- specially from the hen party…haha

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Xoxo,

Ultimate skin care update

Hi lovelies,

I just want to share my skincare routine update with you. I did some reseaches and read, test a lot ect. because skincare is more important than make up and it is time to start invest. in it.

I just have find this small skin care menu list at Byrdie‘s, which is quite good base to create the ultimate skin care routine. All of the products that I mention will be cruelty free as my previous one was included Bioderma which is not. I have read the suggestions of cultbeauty and skinsmart representatives too. There will be products, which I use for a long time, other are just new.

My Skin tend to be combination, but also sensitive and sometimes really dry. Yes, it will seems that I do use a lot of products, so not all of them are in my everyday routine.

Cleansing gel: Lixir- Electrogel Cleanser: honestly I only use cleansing gel in the evenings, I do not have time in the morning for these, so the electrogel is just for me, really smooth and smells nice and it is also a detoxifying mask. For morning fresh up and makeup removing I also use Micellar water, I loved the Bioderma pink one for so long, but then for CF reasons,I have started to use The Body Shop Camomile Fresh -Micellar Cleansing Water.

Toner: Pixi- Glow Tonic: I used to use a toner back to my teenager years, I was too lazy for ages maybe, for a month now just using the Glow Tonic, which has changed my skin so well- bright and glowing.

Lightweight moisturizer: Lixir- Universal Emulsion or The Body Shop- Vitamin E. The last one I just adore for so long time so lightweight and water based which I love, but too many perfume (even no irritation), but during winter time I feel I need some more, so just trying the first one, which works well so far.

Eye cream: I have not find my love yet, but I do have a lots of okay in this category… Currently using: Naturschön: Augencreme, which is a vegan, olive based cream. Really need to find on which is not is a jar, might be the Drunk Elephant? What do you think?

Zinc oxide sunscreen: honestly I am only using SPF in the BB cream, yes I have to find something…

AHA/BHA serum: Geek&Gorgeous Calm Down(PHA+ BHA liquid) is my big love, so I tend to repurchase it, but now I will give a try to my gifted Lixir: Night Switch PHA/AHA 10%

Retinol serum: The Ordinary: Granactive Retionoid 2% emulsion my first ever retinol, I am just thinking of starting it in my 20s must not hurt, so I will not use this light version everyday until my 30s… (2 nights per week)

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Serum: The Ordinary: Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% really good serum for oily- oily combined skin, even it is written use it both in morning and evening, I only use it at night if I skipp the retinol.

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Clay mask: The Body Shop- Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask is my other old friend, even thought I use rarely use it… and sometimes I do use sheet mask, like the Holika Holika: Juicy Mask Sheet for some extra hydration.

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Face oil: I am not really into it, as I was always afraid of these products makes my skin oily, so I only have a small The Body Shop: Tea Tree Oil and a L’Occitane: Face Comforting Oil (Not CF so I will need a change), might be for a nice night oil.

I hope you have enjoyed this short post. I am highly interested in you advise, so please comment below.

Xoxo,

If you wish to purchase Lixir, The Ordinary and Pixi at Cultybeauty link with 10 GBP voucher here.

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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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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Getting cruelty free

Hi lovelies!

Last time I just did clear out and as you might know I try to avoid Overconsumption for a year, so I am getting conscious buyer, now it is time to get cruelty free! So I decided to have only purchases from now are against animal testing.

Animal testing is one of the most brutal thing what beauty industry do during their producing process. In the EU 1223/2009 Cosmetics Regulation (EC) is absolutely against animal testing, but certain companies do pay for the Chinese Authority to test their products to be able to sell it on one of the biggest market: China.

I have download Cruelty-cutter app to scan the products code before buying, it was really shocking that most of my products tested on animals. So by the time I am using it out, but after it I will only replace them by cruelty free ones. I did some research on the Brand websites CrueltyfreeInternational and PETA, but I avoided Crueltyfreekitty.com as my phone, laptop, iPad all considered it as an unsafe website. Below I have find a nice list from loveangela.blog.

I know it is going to be a whole series and a long period replacing everything with cruelty  free skin care and make-up.

Brands in my kit: (green cruelty free, red not)

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills
  • Essence
  • Catrice
  • Chanel
  • Kiko
  • Pupa
  • Bioderma
  • Physicians Formula
  • The Balm
  • Too Faced
  • Bobbi Brown
  • Clinique
  • Estee Lauder
  • L’Oréal
  • Maybelline
  • Artdeco
  • Yves Rocher
  • NYX
  • MAC
  • The Body Shop
  • Balea
  • Aussie
  • L’Occatine150-Cruelty-Free-Makeup-Brands

Stay turned how I will replace them coming soon…

Xoxo,

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Hungarian beauty products

Hi everyone!

Let’s back to beauty, today I would like to introduce some local, Hungarian brands. It is also nice to check them out and buy them as a souvenir when you come to visit our country, but some of them can be purchase online as well.

Hungary have more than 1200 thermal springs, so people addicted to wellness and spas here. Most of Women in mid and upper class has their own beautician, who they visit regularly. You might know, that Estee Lauder’s parents were emigrated from Hungary or Erno Laszlo was grow up and studied in Budapest, but now I would like to introduce you some new comes

Helia D

Gabor Zsazsa’s favourite skin care brand goes back to the 1980s, when they used sunflower oil as a base of their creams. D in the name is Debrecen, which is the 2nd biggest town i the country, located at the Great Plain. They still a natural plant-based and owns 9 patent. In 2004, due to a huge investment they appeared at drugstores’, they are cruelty free. They have Rejuvi brand for the USA market as a premium target.

  • Helia D Age Control
  • Helia D Botanic Concept: Tokaj Aszú based
  • Classic line includes: nice micellar water, rich cream and make-up remover swipes

US online

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Zador

Fine Bar- premium soaps based on shea butter and the Heviz thermal water with natural oil and essences. The manufacture located on the northern coast of Lake Balaton, but you can purchase them at many on the Christmas or Spring fairs. They do have 10 different soaps like paprika, fig-pear,cocoa, red grape or winter spirit, but they do have nice packages, which is ideal for souvenir ect. Attention, so of them will not work for dry skin, or just use a moisturizing cream after bath. Cruelty and vegan free.

Official or Amazon

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Geek&Gorgeous:

Brand belongs to Helia-D in a collaboration of a Hungarian blogger, they made clinical-clean exfoliating products. I use the CALM DOWN version, which is for normal/combination for glowing skin, it is 4% PHA + BHA Liquid. It is even better than Paula’s Choice 2% BHA liquid (have  not tried The Ordinary yet), it is so gentle, but refine and calm the skin and the packaging is so handy and Gorgeous. Further more with every purchase they take  1 EUR to improve Hospital equipments with watsi.org. Cruelty free.

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Omorovicza

The most expensive out on my list: “What do you get when you take 2000 years of Hungarian skin care wisdom and inject some hi-tech innovation in a Nobel Prize-winning laboratory? Omorovicza skin care: a luxurious range which harnesses the mineral-rich waters of Hungary with potent antioxidants, anti-inflammatories and an exceptional delivery system to grant both quick and cumulative age-defying benefits.” If you wish to have a nice treatment during your holiday, highly recommend their salon (just tested). Cruelty free.

  • Queen of Hungary Mist
  • Mud mask from Heviz

CultBeauty or Amazon

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Ilcsi

This is the brand which my beautician use for ages, this is a real cult for professional use in Hungary.  I do not have them at home, but might buy it for the peak season of beauty salon. “Founded by ‘Aunt Ilcsi’ more than half a century ago, the Ilcsi name is synonymous with the finest, Hungarian super-natural skin care. This range is so fresh that it’s made to order for Cult Beauty – to guarantee the potency of the potent botanical active (the bulk of which are hand-harvested on Ilcsi’s own, ‘Certified Organic’ farm)! The Sour Cherry Gel Mask has accrued legions of devoted fans – astonishing customers with its unparalleled de-puffing prowess – and now it includes the addition of firming and nourishing Blackthorn. Discover the Hungarian go-to skin care brand, and witness your complexion flourish.”

  • Seven Herb Treatment
  • Sour Cherry and Blacktorn line

CultBeauty

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xoxo,