Friday, 16 September 2016

Monthly Empties: September 2016

Another month has gone by which means it is empties time. So without further ado let’s get started..

Isana Professional “Effektiv-Kur Oil Care” // would repurchase
This was an impulse buy at the drugstore for 1 Euro. I can honestly say that I didn’t really expect all that much for that price but I was curious to try it out. I must say that I am pleasantly surprised. This hair mask made my hair feel super soft and I really liked the scent.

Dove "1min Intense Repair Conditioner" // will repurchase
I absolutely love this intense repair mask. In fact I always I have one of these in stock (thts how much I like it!). It leaves my hair feeling super soft and smooth without weighing it down. If you haven’t tried this out, please do so! That is if you don’t have a problem with silicone products.

Dove “Cucumber” Deodorant // will repurchase
Great deodorant. Smelled really nice and fresh and didn’t leave any white cast behind. What more could I ask for? Will definitely repurchase.

Rival de Loop “eye make-up remover” waterproof // will repurchase
I have been purchasing this eye make-up remover ever since I started doing my make-up. It removes everything and for 1-2 Euros there is nothing bad I can say. I will admit that it is a bit oily, so if you don’t like that feeling this might not be for you. However I wash my face after using this, so I don’t mind it.

Fusswohl “Schrundenbalsam” Feet cream // will repurchase
Amazing foot lotion. Seriously go out and buy it now. I pretty much never put cream on my feet, because typically I forget to do so I end up having dry feet. This works miracles. My feet end up super soft and smooth for days. Big thumbs up!

Soap & Glory “Beauty Sleep Accelerator” face cream // might repurchase
This was an alright face cream. The scent was great (peachy) and it didn’t felt greasy on my skin. However it didn’t do anything special for me and as it costs 13 pounds I am unsure whether to repurchase this or not.

Guhl "Feuchtigkeitsaufbau“(moisture) Shampoo // will not repurchase 
I have been wanting to try this line out for a while so a couple of months ago I finally decided to purchase the shampoo and conditioner. While they were not bad I cannot say they were great either and for around 4 Euros I would have expected more. They are your average shampoo and conditioner. I prefer other shampoo and conditioner (especially for that price) which is why I won’t be repurchasing these.

Pantene Pro-V Hydra-Intensify Shampoo // discontinued
I got this shampoo on sale. Similar as with the Guhl shampoo, it was a good shampoo but I didn’t feel that it did anything special for my hair. Won’t repurchase.

What are your monthly empties?

Thursday, 1 September 2016

The Nail Polish Guide: “Essence”

A couple of weeks ago I shared my experiences with Essie Nailpolishes, today I want to talk about Essence. The brand updates their permanent range twice a year and every month they launch new limited edition shades. Naturally there are hundreds of polishes that all vary in packing, size and of course color. Keeping track might therefore be a bit challenging. However I love how experimental and creative the brand is. They are constantly launching new formulas and finishes. From matt to metallic over to gel and glitter (I have even seen and formulas that change according to heat) there is a bit of everything. Being priced under 2 Dollars // 2 Euros // 2 Pounds they are really affordable which is great because it allows you to pick up a polish and test whether you like a particular formula or color on you without braking the bank.

In terms of quality there might  be an occasional black sheep’s among their range, but I feel that is more of an exception rather than a rule. Especially over the years the overall quality has improved a lot. So far I have been very pleased with Essence nail polishes and with the right top and a base coat my manicure lasts for days without any problems.
Click here, here and here for of NotW inspirations using Essence nail polishes.
What are your favorite Essence shades?