I'm a girl who loves beauty products, even though I haven't always been very keen on them, so I decided to start a beauty blog, where I share beauty product reviews with others and tell you about both the worst and best beauty products out there, according to me.

I'm also hoping it will make beauty and makeup more fun, even for those who are not beauty addicts already.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Review: Diptyque Nourishing Cleansing Balm

When shopping at Diptyque a while ago I was given samples of their entire range of beauty products I think, but the first one I tried, and therefore the first one I will review was their Nourishing Cleansing Balm. And since I had tried some Omorovicza balm that I really liked a while ago, I expected to like the Diptyque version too. And I did!

In fact, this cleansing balm is pretty similar to that Omorovicza balm with the exception that it smells much, much nicer! It has a gorgeous scent of roses and I am sucker for anything with a lovely scent, which is what Diptyque as a brand does best so this product is really the perfect fit for me, especially since it literally takes everything you have on your face very easily.

If I were to have one complaint it would probably be that the balm is super thick, so it's not super easy to put on due to that, but other than that, I definitely love this cleansing balm! Will buy it again for sure whenever I am in a Diptyque store again!

Diptyque loot to be reviewed

On a recent trip to Germany I visited a Diptyque store in Berlin and of course had to get quite a few goodies. I was mainly interested in their home scents (I will be reviewing these here on the blog as well, I think) but I was given several small versions of their recently launched beauty products too. So look out: there will be quite a lot of Diptyque reviews coming up here soon!

Review: Kiehls Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque

As mentioned in my previous post, I really liked the Kiehl's daily cleanser I tried recently, but what about their pore cleansing masque?

I did buy their Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque at the same time that I purchased their cleanser, and I must say the two products are pretty similar, both when it comes to the packaging and otherwise, so all Kiehl's products definitely seem to have a similar look and feel. (I see that as a good thing!)
I would say the actual masque looks like cement in a way, but luckily it does not really feel like I imagine putting cement on your face would, haha! Instead, it is a very pleasant masque to have on. It is significantly less messy, lighter and easier to get off than some other similar products I have tried, but best of all: it does a really good job at actually cleaning my pores, which is what I wanted it to do!

The jar it comes in is also huge, yet you really don't need to use a lot each time you put it on, so I have only managed to make a small dent into it for now and I feel I will be able to use this one large jar I got for quite some time.

So while I am not ready to say that this is my favorite facial masque of all time, I will say it is pretty, pretty good! Will definitely be repurchasing!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Review: Kiehl's Rare Earth Deep Pore Daily Cleanser

I had heard enough good things about Kiehl's to really, really want to try their products before actually buying my first serious Kiehl's products (I think I might have tried their hand cream before or something), a mask and a cleanser, simply because that is what I happened to need when I stumbled upon one of their stores while shopping for something else entirely.
The first product I tried out of these two was the Rare Earth Deep Pore Daily Cleanser, which is actually a really nice product to use.
It cleanses well, yet does not dry out your skin and feels kind of a mask, but can be rinsed right off. So it is an interesting concept and having used up a whole tube of it by now, I have no complaints.

Definitely an interesting product that I would not mind buying again!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Review: Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum

As I mentioned in my previous post, I was less than impressed by the Estee Lauder cleanser I tried out recently, but I also mentioned that I had tried some other Estee Lauder products at the same time that I was happier with. One of those products was the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum.

And I must admit I am not a big serum user in general, so converting someone who has not really "believed" or seen the point of serums before takes one good serum, believe me!
This serum was pretty expensive, but smells nice, feels nice and absorbs quickly. It also makes my skin softer and evens out the texture really well. Even my pores look smaller and less noticeable!

I was also under the impression that I would run out of this serum really fast (I am not really sure why) but nope: it lasts for ages and you really need only very little each time you put it on. I have been using it morning and night and the results are very impressive indeed!

So this was definitely a very positive surprise for me after having been so disappointed by Estee Lauder's cleanser!

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Review: Estee Lauder Verite LightLotion Cleanser

Recently I went into a random cosmetics store to buy some eye cream. I hadn't been all too happy with the eye creams I had been using recently (except the La Mer one, but La Mer is not sold where I live so I have to get it abroad or online and I needed a new cream urgently, so La Mer was out of the question) so I decided to ask a saleslady for advice. 15 minutes later... I ended up going home with 3 Estee Lauder products, a brand I was not previously familiar with and one of the products this (very nice) saleslady convinced me that I "had to try" was the Estee Lauder Verite LightLotion Cleanser.
I needed a new cleanser anyway so I gave it a go, and I liked the packaging a lot. Nice, clean, luxurious, not too similar to anything else on the market: all good!

Sadly, however, that is where the good stuff ended. You need to put a lot of this cream on in order for it to do anything and my skin does not feel clean even after I do so. Maybe it is, but it feels... dirty and like it did not do anything at all. So I always ended up using another cleanser right after.

I will go as far as saying that this may be one of the worst cleansers I've come across so far, which is pretty surprising as the other 2 Estee Lauder products I got were quite good.

(and yes, I have considered the fact that something may be wrong with the bottle I got but I guess the only way to test that would be to get another bottle and compare the two? And I really don't feel like purchasing this again so I will just assume they are all like this...)

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Review: Chanel Le Vernis nail color - Pirate

I think I have mentioned here on the blog before that I have amazing friends that simply give me the best presents! For example, one of my friends recently gave me some Chanel nail polish, because - as she put it - "what's a better present to any woman than some Chanel?" and that is of course a statement I agree with!

So while I am not sure I would have bought the Chanel Le Vernis nail color myself as I have had some bad experiences with high end nail polishes before (won't say which brand, but I can say that it starts with a D and ends with -ior) I was very happy that I got a chance to try one of their classic colors I believe - Pirate, thanks to my lovely friend.

And I have to say I like the color, even if this red is a bit of a darker red than I would normally go for, I usually prefer bright reds, but this looks really classy on. I also liked that the nail polish was easy to apply, without streaking and that the color lasted for quite some time. So it's a pretty good nail polish, but I personally am not convinced I need to be pay top dollar for nail polish. I feel there are a lot of good alternatives, like Essie and OPI out there, so I prefer to get those. But as presents go, this was definitely really nice and I would not mind to be gifted more Chanel nail polish - or anything Chanel for that matter! - again.