UNIK Serums* | A Review


Hello hello!
Today's post is a really special one. A few months ago I was contacted by a South Korean brand asking me if I was interested in trying out two of their products. The deal was that I could review them and give my honest opinion. And here I am.

PIXI Glow Tonic | Review


 AHA and BHA Toner are more available than ever. More and more brands started to launch their own - even really affordable ones like The Ordinary. But today I am planning to talk with you about the one that spiked my curiosity and my latest skin care obsession. Meet Pixi Glow Tonic, my new go to toner.

Glow on the Go with Becca


Highlighter is nowadays a staple for a lot of people, specially people who work in the beauty community, celebrities....you name it! Although I had a few highlighters in my collection, I never paid too much attention to them and to the art of highlight. Until now. 
On a trip to Sephora, I found out that they were  carrying this Becca kit . Which is funny considering that it is the only product that Sephora carries from Becca. (yes I am wondering about it as well. Maybe they will start to carry more products? who knows!)

Glowrious Duo | Soap and Glory


 Soap and Glory has been a British brand that always sparked my interest. Their packaging and marketing are unique and they are really raved around the British Blogging Community. So when I had the opportunity I asked my mum if she could get me something from the brand.

New acquisitions


Guess who is finally trying to get some blog work done? I am currently on vacation but I thought this would be the perfect timing to work around a few posts. With that in mind, I'll be sharing a few things I've got during the last couple of months. A few of these ( specially what concerns skin care) are replacements of things that had previously run out or thought it was time to switch. I also had to grab sun protection since the summer time kicked with full force (and still I wasn't able of saving myself from getting a sunburn on my shoulders....)
As for the make up, the only really expandable thing here are the lip stains (aka matte liquid lipsticks) because I was really in need of the rest. Except the highlighters but those were a gift to myself for surviving my degree without getting insane. (hurray!) 

First Impressions | Skin Care


Hello! Hello! Here I am to share a few new items I got into my skin care routine. I decided it was time to shake things up a big  and some changes into my routine. (And I am not finished yet). I decided I need another toner for my morning time ( a simpler one, without acids or anything like that) and a new eye cream since I had an eye allergy at the beginning of the year - it wasn't pretty at all. I also wanted to try out The Ordinary since they seem like a really good brand with really amazing products at a really amazing price!

Secret Key Starting Treatment Essence | Review


What is it for, you might ask? It is another step between toner and serum. Usually provides extra vitamins to the skin and prepared it for the serum and moisturiser. Many essences contain ingredients that help with acne problems, break outs, refining the skin texture or even clogged pores.
The first essence getting attention in the beauty-world was the SK-II Essence, with Galactomyces - which is pretty much fermented wheat - that helps with most of the problems I've mentioned before. The down-side with this product is it's price - 165$ for a bottle with 150ml.
But like most beauty products, it didn't take long until brands started to release dupes and their own version of a essence. The most notorious one was obviously Missha's The First Treatment Essence, which actually contained better ingredients than the SK-II version.Personally, Missha's version was still a little on the expensive side of my pocket, especially considering I was really on defence regarding if I should or not get this type of product. After some research, I found out about Secret Key's version.
 I think I could say that the Secret Key Essence is somehow the dupe of the dupe, since to me it looks more similar to Missha's version than to SK-II version ( if you check the ingredient list you'll see how the formulas differ between each other).
This bottle of 155 ml of product cost me around 16€ ( at the time, but I also had to pay extra taxes due to customs...). The bottle is made of glass - which makes me a little scared of using it around, since I can be quite clumsy sometimes. Also it means that it isn't travel friendly...when I went on Holiday I had to make the decision of not taking it with me because I knew it would break for sure.
In terms of application, I usually pore three or four drops on hand and pat it onto my face and let it dry and sink in. After that I usually apply my serum and/or my night moisturiser. And yes, I use this after applying my tonic/acid toners.

And regarding results, I can say that I am really happy about getting this. My skin always feels a lot softer whenever I use it and I've also noticed that old scaring has been fading away or disappearing completely. My pores also look less clogged around my nose area.
I also need to mention that this product doesn't contain any alcohol or perfume, making it quite friendly of those with more sensitive skin. Whenever my skin is in a nay-mode - specially during that time of the month - this helps my skin calm down. And you are wondering - would I buy this again? Yes I would. I'm also curious about the western version The Body Shop has launched from their Vitamin E range. I'll probably get it for the really cold Winter time.
You can easily find this product in places like Jolse.com or around good sellers from ebay.
I hope you enjoyed this review, any doubts or questions feel free to ask. Take care everyone, have a nice day!

New In | Make Up


Oh how I missed this! After spending almost 3 weeks without my laptop, I am finally able to write and post here like I wanted to! Today I'll be sharing a collective make up haul - meaning that I did not get all of these things at the same time ( by any means) - and my thoughts and first impressions on these. I'll probably be doing a more in dept review later. If there is anything you want me to review or compare please let me know! 

The Lunar Chronicles : Cinder


Cinder is the first book of the very popular book series " The Lunar Chronicles" written by Marissa Meyer. Every book of this saga - with exception for Fairest and Stars Above - is names after one of the female main characters of the books. Cinder had been trending on Goodreads and Instagram for a while and it took a little until I finally gave up and decided to get the whole collection. This Christmas my mother offered me the whole saga and I have been reading it ever since. 

Limited Edition Palettes


It is something that we expect nowadays - limited edition palettes (and make up in general). Every Christmas, every time a big movie comes out, a special collaboration...there is a limited edition palette. Personally, I tend to avoid the big Christmas kits because I'm not a fan of really big palettes and kits...I don't know, there's just something that makes me step away from them. But from time to time there are special edition items that caught my attention.
We hear about them for a while but...what happens next? It's not the first time a palette gets shoved inside a drawer and gets forgotten. Youtubers won't use them because they feel bad because their subscribers won't be able to recreate the look. Bloggers won't mention them for the same reason. Eventually these items end up taking up space.

Trying Caudalie Skin Care


Skin Care has always been one of my main concerns and interests. I am always trying to to keep my skin hydrated and all breakouts at bay. This usually requires looking for products that won't be too harsh and will nourish my skin. 
A few months ago I read a blog post about the Caudalie Moisturizing Toner and I got really curious. I am really into acid toners ( Glycolic Acid is love in what concerns taking care of dead cells) but once in a while I like to switch into something more light (specially if I am using a more harsh or potent serum with vitamin C for example). With all of this in my mind I decided to give Caudalie's Toner a try along side with their Grape Water. 

About blogging again


I have lost count of the times I said I’d be back blogging and in the end, I was not able to. School or personal issues would come in between. And those were not there writing block would strike me like Zeus thunder (noticing my classical studies here?). Nonetheless I would never dare to delete this space and stop blogging what so ever.

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