Rossmann 55% sale haul

4:42:00 PM

Hello everyone!

My first post on this blog was a Rossmann 49% sale haul. Now, a year has passed and I'm back with another one. This year my haul is not as huge, but I still wanted to share my purchases with you.

I don't know about other countries, but here in Poland, twice a year, Rossmann has a 49% sale for make up products. It's a great occasion to stock up on your favourite products or buy something you really wanted to try. Also, this year, if you had their app downloaded, you could register and get 55% off everything when buying 3 or more products. The sale is still going on till next Friday (April 28th), so if you're in Poland, you can check it out. I went there thinking I would only buy things I really need, but ended up walking out with a few more.

Dr Irena Eris ProVoke Matt fluid in 205
Dr Irena Eris products are more luxurious and, therefore, expensive, than the rest of the drugstore. I've heard a lot of good things about this foundation (especially from Kosmetyczna Hedonistka) and really wanted to try it. I was lucky enough to get the lightest shade (it was the last one left!) and I love it so far. It has good coverage and looks natural on the skin. It also stays put for a long time, is matte and has an SPF 15 (which is also important to me).

Bourjois City Radiance foundation in 01 Rose Ivory
Yes, another foundation. This one lured me in with its amazing claims: antipollution screen, SPF 30, radiance boosting pigments, fresh and even complexion. I want to have all that, so I picked it up. SPF 30 will be great for the summer. I also bought the lightest shade of this one. I'm very pale.

Maxfactor CC Colour Corrector
I saw someone recommending it a few days ago, which is also the reason why I picked it up. I normally don't really believe in colour correctors, but I was only using very cheap ones, and this one was pretty pricey, so I figured it might be better. It's supposed to be great for undereye circles, which oh yes I have. I'm liking it so far, but will it become a must have? We'll see. Oh, and I love the fact that it's a twist-up and I won't have to sharpen it!

Rimmel Glam'eyes eyshadow quad in 021 State of Grace
I've never heard anyone talking about these quads, but these colors really lured me in. I've been seeing lots of beautiful blue make up looks on Instagram and wanted to do some myself. They're not the best eyeshadows ever, but they're not terrible either. There are two shimmery shades: a silvery blue and a baby blue, and two matte shades: a blue and a purple. I've been really enjoying playing with these so far, so even thought it was an impulse buy, I don't regret it. Especially as I have no shadows similar to these in my collection.

Eveline Celebrities eyeliners in 1 Brown and 2 Violet
If you've been following me for a while now, you probably know that I've been loving this Celebrities eyeliner after I bought it a year ago. I had it in brown and it quickly became one of my favourites. I also picked up a purple one, because I've been enjoying colorful eyeliners recently and I trust this one.

Maybelline Master Brow Pro Palette in Soft Brown
I'm running out of my brow pencils, so I needed to pick up something new for my brows. Apart from this one, I was thinking about a pomade by Ardell, but ended up buying this. What lured me in was the fact that it seemed to have a pomade, AND a powder, AND a highlight. In fact, I was very disappointed with this one. The pomade has barely any coverage (because it turned out to be a wax), and the powders are very chalky and have a lot of fallout. What is more, the highlight is matte. I don't know what I was thinking, especially as I could've just used normal eyeshadows on my brows. Well, at least now I know I prefer eyebrow pencils.

Lovely K Lips kit in 4 Neutral Beauty
I've seen many people raving about these for months now, but only after I saw Kayleen Beauty showing this shade as one of her favourites for everyday, I was sold. You probably know by now how much I love my nude lipsticks, and this one will be no exception. The shade is absolutely gorgeous and I was very pleasantly surprised by the quality of both the lipstick and the lip pencil.

The pencil is very smooth and glides onto your lips like a dream. The lipstick is very comfortable to wear, doesn't crack or look weird and it's also long wearing. You can see me wearing it on my Instagram a lot (HERE & HERE). Obviously these are just my first impressions, but so far, I'm in love.

That is all I have for today. Thank you so much for reading and I hope you enjoyed! Let me know if you bought anything on this years sale? What are you planning to buy? Also, have you tried any of the products I picked up? Tell me everything! 

Sending my love, 

Make up

10 things I will NOT buy again

4:52:00 PM

Hey guys!

You might have noticed I stopped doing "Empties" posts, I also skipped on some monthly favourites. That's because most of the products I try are neither terrible nor amazing and I'm not sure if reading about numbers of "meh" products is that interesting. I also mostly use the same stuff everyday, so why mention it a hundred times? This is why I decided to only write about things I really love, and things I really don't like - keep everything more exciting that way. Today I'm starting off on a negative note.

I've tried two of Bielenda make up removers and I hated both of them. They were not terrible and removed my make up okay, but I'm used to my favourite hydrating Bioderma, so it's hard to impress me.

Esencja Młodości. Moisturizing Micellar Liquid for Cleansing and Make Up Removing was not moisturizing at all. My skin felt very dry and tight after using it. However, the main reason why I don't like it is that it stings my eyes and this is why I'm not going to even finish it up.

Bielenda Cotton Double-Phase Eye Make Up Remover was not great at removing even non waterproof eye make up. It also left a weird feeling oily film on my skin after using it, which is why I also ditched this one. Now I use both of these to remove swatches.

Having smooth, moisturized lips is very important to me, which is why I scrub them quite often, sometimes even a few times a day. So when I saw this Precious Oils Lip Scrub in a lipstick form by Eveline, I really wanted to try it. Unfortunately, it left me disappointed. 

It did scrub my lips, but not enough, and I was always using a lot of it at a time, so it didn't even last me long at all. It was also too much of a fuss, smelled like plastic and tasted weird. I like the idea and can see it being useful to someone else, but I prefer my usual ways. A toothbrush or some sugar mixed with lip balm makes a much better job in my opinion.

I've also recently tried this Avocado Oil & Shea Butter body moisturizer by Nacomi. It's 100% natural and great for people with allergies. It's also very moisturizing and can be used on wounds. Why don't I like it then?

Well, I do like it. I just don't like how much time it takes me to use it. It comes in a solid form, so you have to scrape some out and melt it with the heat of your hands. Even then, it's not that easy to spread all over your body, you really need to work it in. It's also very greasy and you can feel it on you for a long time. It's great for my dry skin, but I won't buy it again, because it's just too much work. Obviously, I can see it being great for someone who needs it and doesn't mind additional effort.

Now let's talk about make up. I've recently tried Garnier BB Cream. I've tried some Korean BB creams in the past and this is not what it's supposed to be like. It's very sheer and gets cakey super fast. What is more, other products don't layer well on top of it. It's also quite greasy and makes my skin very oily very fast. If it only had SPF, I would consider using it on my nearly no make up days. But it doesn't, it has no skincare benefits, so we're saying buh-bye to this one.

I also tried using Wet 'n' Wild Coverall concealer and unfortunately had to stop. It has nearly no coverage (and I need at least some!). I also couldn't build it up, as the new layer would remove what I have already applied. What is more, even though I bought the lightest shade available, it's not light enough AND it oxidizes (which means it gets even darker after some time).

This Kiko Radiant Touch Creamy Stick Highligher is not a bad product, it's just not for me. If you like natural highlight, you might like it, it's pretty. But because I prefer my highlight to shine bright, I barely ever grab it.

I tried using it as a base for my powder highlighters, but I realized it's a waste of product, as it doesn't really make a difference. I might just pass in on to someone else.

Rimmel Scandaleyes eyeshadow stick in 002 Bulletproof Beige is also not bad, just not for me. I've bought it before I realized I don't really like cream eyeshadow. I tried using it as an eyeshadow base and didn't really like it. Then I started using it on my waterline, but now the tip is too fat for that and sharpening it feels like a waste. I will probably search for other ways to use it and if I don't find any, I might just pass it on to someone else. But I think it would be nice for someone who likes simple, one shadow looks, or just eyeshadow sticks in general.

This might be an unpopular opinion, but I also don't like my Maybelline Color Tattoo gel-cream eyeshadow in 35 On and on bronze. For the same reason - I don't like cream shadows. I just find them annoying. The color is beautiful and they do stay on for a very long time, but I just can't find a place for it in my everyday make up routine. Maybe if I had one in an ivory shade, I would use it as a base, or if it was more shiny/glittery, but this one is just not for me.

This Kobo Matte Liquid Lipstick in 405 Passiflora Tea smells amazing and is a beautiful shade. The problem I have with it is that is claims to be matte and it's a gloss! Not only that, it's the most drying gloss I have ever tried. It only looks good for about 20 minutes after applying. Then it fades and leaves your lips dry and flakey. I absolutely would not recommend it to anyone!

The shade is really pretty and looks nice in photos, but I never choose it as my lip color of the day. Which is why I might pass it on or just get rid of it.

That is all I have for today. Thank you so much for reading and I hope you enjoyed! Be sure to leave me any of your thoughts in the comment section below. See you in my next post!

Sending my love, 

Make up

My make up depotting experience

7:18:00 PM

Hello guys!

As you already know, lately I've purchased a magnetic palette. I wanted to use it for the products that have broken packaging and as my travel palette, as that way it would take less space and be more secure (at least I hope so). I had no experience with depotting make up (which basically means taking it out of the original packaging), so if you're interested in how I did, keep on reading.

 My magnetic palette is from Nabla, it's called Liberty Twelve Customizable Palette and it cost me 42,90 zł, which is about 11$. It seems to be good quality and size, and it has been lying around in my make up shelf long enough. Today I decided I finally have to put stuff in it. So I watched some YouTube videos on depotting make up and started.

I've found out there are various ways to do that. Some seem to be more dangerous than others, and as I didn't want to burn my whole house (yes, some involve fire!), I decided to go with the one that seemed the easiest.

1. I took a safety-pin and with a sharp edge, found a place where there's a gap between the little product pot and the outer packaging. I used a safety-pin, because it was small enough. It was not strong enough though and mine got completely ruined. In the future I would prefer to use something else. I tried to make the gap bigger, for my next tool to fit.

2. And my next tool is a butter knife. This, on the other hand, was a little too big and I ruined some of my products because of that. Again, I would prefer another tool in the future, but this time I rolled with it. With the knife I tried to make the pot move. When it did a whole 360°, obviously the glue wasn't holding it too strong anymore. This is when I would try to pull it up and take out the pot.

My explanation is probably very bad, so if you're thinking of doing it yourself, I'd recommend watching some YouTube videos, like I did.

I didn't want to ruin anything expensive, so I started my depotting adventure with my cheapest products. Only the Too Faced one is more expensive, but it was in a sample packaging, so it went okay. So here are the products I depotted:

1. Lovely Gold highlighter. The packaging of this one was so destroyed, it was crying for help. I had to depot it if I was going to take it with me to travel. Lovely, please make your packaging more sturdy... Anyways, it depotted fine, AND it was magnetic, which made me very happy.

2. Too Faced Chocolate Soleil bronzer. It's the one I was scared to destroy the most, but everything went just fine. The sample packaging was really easy to cut through and bend, so I had no problem depotting this one. It's also magnetic.

3. Essence Silky Touch blush in 10 Adorable. It was one of my first blushes, I don't think they even make these anymore. The original packaging was so old and broken, I also had to find a new place for this baby. Unfortunately, I completely ruined it while depotting. The pot bended and the pressed powder broke. None of this happened with the two products before, so I guess Essence makes the pots less quality. I managed to fix it, but then I was disappointed once more. It was not magnetic. I used leftover glue to stick it to the palette, but I don't think I'll be depotting any Essence blushes anytime soon.

4. Avon True Colour eyeshadow palette in Mocha Latte. The packaging of this one was fine, but I wanted to put them in here as some basic everyday shadows. They broke a little while depotting, but they were mostly fine. Unfortunately, they were not magnetic, so once again I used leftover glue to stick them in. I also put them all close together and secured with the next shadow, which, luckily, was magnetic.

5. Catrice Velvet Matt eyeshadow in 060 Moss Wanted Colour.  This one depotted easily. The breakage you can see on the photo was there before. It was also magnetic. I barely ever used this shade, I hope it will make me use it more, as it's beautiful, pigmented and overall a great shadow.

6. Essence 3D eyeshadow in 09 Irresistible Chocolates. Very resistable, probably, as I haven't used it in years. Which is why I decided to put in in here. Once again, it bent a little, but the damage wasn't as bad as with the blush. It was also not magnetic.

So what have I learned? First of all, if I'd want to depot more products, it would be probably a good idea to have a tool designed specifically for that. But, obviously, you can archieve similar effect with just some things you have at home.

I also learned that the pot quality varies from one brand to another. Essence seems to not cooperate. Their pots were too thin and bendy, it was very hard to get them out of the packaging without destroying the powder. They were also not magnetic. Avon pots were hard enough to get them out pretty safe, but also not magnetic. Catrice, Lovely and Too Faced worked beautifully. Obvioulsy, it might vary depending on the product, they might have also changed things over time. Some of the products I have are pretty old.

What is more, I noticed that you can't actually depot anything you want. The reason being...not everything has a pot! The products on the photo above seem to be pressed directly into the plastic packaging. I was a little disappointed as I really wanted to depot these too.

So that is all I have for today. Thank you so much for reading and I hope you enjoyed!  If you did, please let me know in the comments section below. Also, let me know what do you want to see next!

Sending my love, 

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