April low buy haul

Hi lovelies,

This is the end of an other month, a month when we were mostly locked down so we sent our money on a totally different way: more food and vitamins as we were at home a lot and had time to cook, also due to the Covid19 I had to focus on saving more money for the upcoming 3 months as my salary will be like 50% lower, which is pretty hard to every hospitality worker, but at least I have a job. Firstly I was pretty stressed out of the situation, but now I just let it go by settling a daily routine for myself and investing into my self by studying languages, hotel training (kind of boring so-so), sustainable fashion and business course.

So I was pretty much on the track, only sent 36% of my income on needs instead of the 50%, put 27% on saving account, but I can take even more on that, only send 9,9% on wants:).

Concerning to my wants I was sent some money on my husband’s Nicorette patches, because finally he started to quit smoking:), that is one thing that I am more than happy to support him. We have bought a couple of outdoor plants to the balconies- even more becoming a plant parent…

Skincare: new N.A.E. bio micellar water, I will see how is it work as I have not tired yet…

Makeup: I used to had this is black, now I was repurchased it in brown: the cheap favourite Trend it up No. 1 mascara

As I sent more time at home I realized I need a better mat than polifoam, so I was invest in a Manduka Yoga Mat, which due to arrive next till Tuesday.

So I was pretty much on a low buy side, of course I was looking for some sales or coupons online, but they was not on time at all (strictly according to my wishlist) and I wanted to buy a Sezane Gaspard cardigan secondhand and I constantly wrote to several people on Facebook Market place or Depop and noone answers???! that is crazy. I might need to try on Vestiare Collective, but sometimes people want to sell it for on an even higher than its new retail price,which is also crazy. I need to look for so more whites too.

Xoxo,

“How many money?” -2

Hi lovelies,

After the post yesterday, let’s continue counting with my beauty haJune vanity updateuls:

HAIR:

I do not have the most expensive purchases on a photo, but deffinetely the Olaplex and The Ordinary Argan Oil, used up 3 conditioners and ca. 4 sampoo with my hubby, so I can just estimate: 20 000 HUF (ca. 63 EUR)

That is why there is no point to count the body products…

FACE Care:

Again not all of them are on the pictures, but I do have a total: 42 224 HUF (ca. 130 EUR)

Make up:

maybe my most documented acts, so I can also mention who much I used up in a year and also, which I did not workedfor me:

Okay, the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow and the NYX Palette was gifted only. Total: 69 572 HUF (ca. 220 EUR) out of 10 000 HUF (ca. 32 EUR) used up, while 5,7 EUR was not for me at all (waste).

I hope you had enjoyed. How much you have spent this year? How much money you have wasted?

Xoxo,

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,

 

My foundations

Hi lovelies,

November just have been started, which is my clear out month each year, so I am going to check out our household and get ride off our unused stuff, of course it is really useful before moving to our FLAT.

I have already selected out so of my drugstore makeup and now let’s continue with my foundations. I have 3 high-end and 2 drugstore now, 4 of those are pretty good and one will be getting ride off at the end.

  • Clinique: Age Defense BB with SPF 30- yes it is a BB cream, which I love to use during “normal” days. It is not CF, so I will not repurchase it, even it is my 4th or 5th tube… it is such a longwearing oil-control formula with UVA/UVB protection, so this is the key why it is anti ageing, it is also fragrance free and allergy tested. No need primer nor fixing powder and also great for sports. It i works for normal or combination skin. Its INCI is pretty,only Benzophenone-3 is on high risk at EWG scale, which is a chemical UVB protector. I need its CF dupe… I have bought Shade 02  at Doha Duty Free last February, 40ml is 39USD now at clinique.com.
  • Trend it up: Insta Ready Oil Free make-up– I have gifted during Glamour days with this ultra lightweight foundation. It is silky matte, quite liquify, no SPF but nicely stays for a full day, nothing extra in it, good INCI and no perfume. Shade 010 is retailed at DM for 1 000 HUF(ca. 3,8 USD) in 30ml- ideal for normal,combination-oily skin, it is CF.
  • The Ordinary: Serum Foundation– very similar to the Trend it up one, might a bit more coverage, but also quite liquify for all skin types with SPF 15. It is a product,which people hate or love, I am on the love side. Ordered in August from cultbeauty.co.uk in the shade 1.2N- Light Neutral, 30 ml is 5,70 GBP and CF too.
  • Estée Lauder: Double Wear is a miracle, so many people love it, I also think it is probably the best foundation which I have every used, of course it is medium to full coverage, so I do not use it for everyday- just for occasions or bad skin days. It is really stays for 15 hours (have tested on my wedding) with SPF 10, nice INCI only a pump missing. Their shade range is amazing, probably have one which is too light for me…. As it will finish I need to look for its CF dupe, comment down if you have suggestions. Bought it in August, 2017 at Estée Lauder Store in the shade 1c1- Cool Bone, now 30 ml is 42 USD at sephora.com.
  • Bobbi Brown: Foundation stick– you might already now it was not my  Bobbi Brown favourite product so by the time I am writing this, it has already gone to the trash, this formula might be better for someone with dry skin, also 3 beige was not a perfect match too, how ever I loved its packaging. Bought it at Bobbi Brown Store over a year ago, now 9g is for 46 USD at bobbibrowncosmetics.com.

I hope you have enjoyed this list, comment below your favourite foundations.

Xoxo.