New In #1 2018: new beauty products in my life

new beauty products january 2018

In the blog about 2017 and plans for 2018, I promised a New In each final Friday of the month. Naturally, I also receive some packages in the final days of the month, but these will be included in the post of the following month. I’ll include a short review wherever I can, but in most cases, you’ll have to wait a little while longer for any real evaluation of the products. If there’s something you’re really interested in, let me know in the comments below and I’ll try my best to review that product for you. Now, let’s go ahead and get started. All the products I bought on my own are marked with a * for full disclosure.

new beauty products Vichy

Vichy kindly sent me a  gorgeous suede make-up bag, Vichy Nutrilogie 2 Intense cream for very dy skin, cute notebook and Vichy Slow Age Eyes, targeted care for developing signs of ageing with anti oxidant baicalin, bifidus and gingko. It’s meant to help reduce puffiness, dark circles and fine lines.

new beauty products Nabla

If you didn’t know, I’m a moderator for a Slovenian group about cosmetics. Every once in a while, all of us gather and have a little party and this time, we also got some presents! I got the cutest set with Nabla Velvetine long-lasting lip pencil in the shade Grace and Nabla metallic liquid lipstick in the same shade. They are absolutely gorgeous and I’ve been wearing them a lot lately.

new beauty products Derma.E

At the same moderator meet-up, I also received Derma E Essentials – Microdermabrasion scrub from Beautybottled that blends away dullness and smooths the fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars. I’ve used it a couple of times so far, gently massaging it into my face for about three minutes before I rinse it of. It’s a microdermabrasion scrub that shouldn’t be used too often in order not to damage the skin, but once a week or so seems just right for my skin. I really like it so far and I’m happy to add another eco product to my stash.

new beauty products Dr.Organic

Dr. Organic is a new brand to Slovenia and I was excited to try their products. They sent me the Tea Tree shampoo and conditioner, Hemp oil Body Wash and Virgin Coconut Oil deodorant. The latter is formulated without aluminium, SLS, paraben and alcohol, which is perfect for our sensitive skin and prevents any clogging of the pores. I’ve got a full post about these coming next week so stay tuned for that.

new beauty products Essence

Essence is celebrating their 15th Birthday this year and apparently, it means gifts for everyone (think Oprah). I was sent the stunning Ready, set, glow holographic make-up bag, Essence Be my highlight eyeshadow palette, Make me special lipstick topper and a gorgeous eyeshadow blending brush.

new beauty products La Roche-Posay

I’m always excited for new LRP products, especially since I’ve started my love affair with Serozinc. I was sent La Roche-Posay Toleriane Teint Mineral compact powder with SPF 25 (Sand beige) and the Eau Micellaire ultra, micelar water for sensitive skin.

new beauty products e.l.f.

i did a little bit of shopping myself. I bought the e.l.f. powder brush* and Blush&bronzer duo in St.Lucia*. Both of these are repuchases and i got them from iHerb. Sadly, they changed the shades in the St. Lucia compact and I think both will be far too light for my skin tone. View Post

Catrice Spring/Summer – review & swatches

Catrice Spring/Summer – review & swatches

Judging by the weather, spring is right around the corner. Being a summer baby, I’m very excited about that, how ’bout you? Anyway, new season means new trends, new lines of products and new temptations at the drugstore. Among the first to roll the products out is once again Catrice that really stepped up their game in the past few years in regard to how they follow the trends and how they plan new lines. You can head over to Parokeets blog to see some more products from the new line, but today, I want to talk about three specific ones – a palette, a blush and a mascara.

Sonček, ki je danes posijal tudi v našo kotlino, napoveduje skorajšnji prihod pomladi. Sem otrok poletja in ljubim toplo vreme, zato me to zelo veseli, prav tako pa me veselijo tudi novosti v naših drogerijah. Med prvimi novo linijo napoveduje Catrice, ki zadnje čase res izredno dobro sledi lepotnim trendom, kar se odraža tudi na njihovih linijah izdelkov. Na Parokeets blogu si lahko ogledaš še več novih izdelkov, sama pa bom danes spregovorila o treh – paletki senčil, rdečilu in maskari.

Catrice introduced four new eyeshadow palettes (Nude, Copper, Matt and Blossom) but since I own more than enough neutral and matte palettes, I decided to go for the Blossom palette that reminds me of Urban Decay Naked 3 – smaller and ten times less expensive, that is. I can certainly say that the price-quality ratio goes in favor of the Catrice Palette. You get seven basic shades and additional shades for highlighting (inner corner or under the brow) and contouring (for instance for the outer V). All basic shades are derived from the pink category and range from light pink to dark purple color.

Pri Catrice so sicer predstavili štiri nove palete senčil (Nude, Copper, Matt in Blossom), ker pa imam nevtralnih in mat paletk že kar nekaj, sem se odločila za Blossom paletko, ki na hitro kar močno spominja na Urban Decay Naked 3 – seveda v pomanjšani različici in z desetkrat nižjo ceno. Vendar pa lahko vsekakor rečem, da premosorazmerje med kakovostjo in ceno v tem primeru ne velja. V paleti je 7 osnovnih odtenkov ter dodatni senčili za osvetljevanje (na primer v kotičku očesa in pod obrvjo) ter konturo (recimo v zunanjem V). Vsi osnovni odtenki izhajajo iz rožnate družine in se prelivajo od svetlo roza do temno vijolične barve.

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