Empties ***** Porabljeni izdelki

First empties in 2017! I’ve been stacking up the empty products in a closet and only yesterday I realized that the little bag was overflowing. I know I promised the Maybelline Cushion Foundation review for this week – but we’ll need a bit of sun in this gloomy Ljubljana so I can take some good photos. Until then, enjoy these empties to tie you over!

Prva objava o porabljenih izdelkih v letu 2017! Vse izdelke sem hranila v omari in šele včeraj sem ugotovila, da je vrečka že čisto polna. Vem, da sem za ta teden obljubila tudi oceno Maybelline Cushion Foundation, ampak za dobre fotografije bo moralo v Ljubljani posijati vsaj malo sonca. Zato upam, da boš lažje počakala med tem, ko prebiraš ocene mojih “lepotnih smeti”.

I’ve been really good with my skincare lately – so good in fact, that I’ve used up quite a few of my favorite products. The Caudalie Micellar Cleansing water (organic grape water and chamomile) isn’t strong enough to remove all my make-up so I used it for second cleaning after removing most of the make-up from my face already. I really enjoyed the dispenser and the nice, soft smell. Caudalie is a natural, eco friendly brand that I really appreciate. I would buy it again. Next up is one of my favorite cleansing milks ever – La Bri floral cleansing milk. I already did a review so read more about it *here* – but I can honestly say that it’s one of the best skin products I’ve ever used in my life. The same goes for Bocassy Clean&Tone tonic (with aloe vera, green tea and marigold – read a full review *here*). This tonic has a funny smell and color, but I felt like it really hydrated and replenished my skin. Another product I’d definitely repurchase. Last but not least, I used up the Ombia hyaluron activator. I must say that I’ve noticed a definite improvement in my skin after a couple of weeks – there was definitely fewer dry patches than before. I’ve now switched to hyaluronic gel from Ombia and I’ll report on that soon.

Zadnje čase se res trudim za svojo kožo in posledično tudi izdelke porabljam veliko hitreje. Caudalie Micelarna čistilna vodica (z organsko grozdno vodo in kamilico) sicer ni bila dovolj močna, da bi odstranila ves moj make-up, zato sem jo uporabljala kot drugi korak po odstranitvi večine ličil. Všeč mi je priročno pakiranje in nežen, blag vonj. Caudalie je naravna, okolju prijazna znamka in to cenim, zato bi izdelek spet kupila. La Bri cvetilno čistilno mleko je eden mojih najljubših izdelkov za nego kože vseh časov. Kratko oceno sem že napisala in jo lahko prebereš *tukaj*, na kratko pa lahko rečem, da gre res za odličen izdelek. Enako velja za Bocassy Clean&Tone tonik (z aloe vero, zelenim čajem in ognjičem – celotna ocena te čaka *tukaj*). Ta tonik ima nekoliko hecno barvo in vonj, vendar pa se mi je zdelo, da je res lepo nahranil in obnovil mojo kožo. Tudi to je izdelek, ki ga bom ponovno kupila. Nenazadnje se je med porabljenimi znašel tudi Ombia aktivator hialuronske kisline. Že po nekaj tednih uporabe sem opazila očitno razliko, saj je bilo na moji koži manj suhih predelov kot običajno. Sedaj sem ga zamenjala za Ombia hialuronski gel, o katerem bom več napisala ob drugi priložnosti.

I’ve really been into foaming shower gels recently and I used up two of them in the past months – Ritual Zensation and Artdeco Senses Asian Spa. I like them because I need a really tiny amount and they do all the work for me, dispensing soft foam directly into my hands. I would have liked the Senses Spa gel even more if I could get all of the product out of it (especially regarding the price!) – I think there’s at least fifth remaining in there but pressing it doesn’t work anymore. Both of these gels smelled fantastic, but I’ll probably look for something new to try out. Stenders Salt Scrub (Rose) was a semi-gentle salt peel with pieces of rose in it. I liked using it a lot but I must say that it left a right mess in the bath tub every time – it’s very oily and the pieces of roses stuck everywhere. I also used it way past its expiration date which is only 3 months after opening – this makes me think that it really is a natural product. I didn’t have the same issues with Body Shop Pink Grapefruit Body scrub-gelee which is very soft, but more importantly, smells like a freshly squeezed grapefruit. If I ever find it again, I’ll definitely repurchase it. I wrote a bit about Just intimate gel *here* already, but I’ll repeat myself – it’s the only gel for intimate care I’ll ever use because it’s gentle and doesn’t have any weird chemicals in it. I definitely won’t repurchase the Stenders Melon shower gel which was OK as far as shower gels go, but the fruity smell was way to overpowering for me.

Peneči geli za prhanje bodo očitno postali moja šibkost, saj sem v zadnjih dveh mesecih porabila kar dva  –Rituals Zensation in Senses Asian Spa znamke Artdeco. Všeč mi je, ker potrebujem res majhno količino, hkrati pa se mi ni treba truditi, ampak mi kar embalaža sama postreže s peno. Po drugi strani bi mi bilo predvsem pri Senses gelu všeč, če bi ven dobila vse, kar je v steklenički – občutek imam namreč, da je notri ostala kakšna petina izdelka. Oba gela sta imela prijeten vonj, vendar pa bom verjetno sedaj poiskala še kakšen drug peneči gel za prhanje. Stenders Salt Scrub (Vrtnica) je srednje nežen solni piling s koščki vrtnice, ki sem ga z veseljem uporabljala, moram pa reči, da je v tušu pustil za sabo pravo razdejanje, saj je zelo masten in koščki so bili prilepljeni povsod. Vsekakor sem ga uporabljala veliko predolgo, saj je njegov rok po odprtju samo tri mesece, kar mi da misliti, da gre res za dober, naraven proizvod. Po drugi strani te težave nisem imela s Pink Grapefruit body scrub-gelee znamke Body Shop. Sam piling s tem izdelkom je bil res nežen, ampak mislim, da vonj ne bi pustil ravnodušne nobene ženske, saj diši ravno tako, kot sveže prerezana grenivka. Če ga bom še kje zasledila, ga bom z veseljem kupila. O intimnem gelu Just sem že pisala *tu* – je edini, ki ga uporabljam, saj se mi zdi res nežen in primeren za intimno nego, zato ga bom še kupila. Vsekakor pa ne bom ponovila nakupa Stenders Melon gela za prhanje, ki je bil sicer kot gel za tuširanje čisto uporaben, vendar mi je bil njegov vonj veliko presladek, tudi v poletnih dneh, kaj šele zdaj pozimi.

I finished two nail polish removers. Cien does some really great inexpensive products and I don’t mind this nail polish remover although it’s nothing special. Now that I’ve discovered a trick on how to get nail polish off my nails without getting some pink or red dye all over my fingers, I think that my standards for nail polish removers will decrease dramatically. Essence Glitter in the Air nail polish remover gel was a funny product – the first nail polish remover I’ve ever tried in a gel form. And pink, if you want to know. I was excited to see if it will actually remove glitter nail polish any better than the regular polish remover but, alas, it didn’t. Nevertheless, it was a good product to remove standard nail polish.

Porabila sem tudi dva odstranjevalca laka za nohte. Znamka Cien ima v svoji zbirki kar nekaj dobrih poceni izdelkov in ta odstranjevalec je eden izmed njih. Ni nič posebnega, ampak zdaj, ko sem odkrila trik, kako spraviti lak z nohtov, ne da prste obarvam z rdečo ali roza barvo, so se tudi moji standardi verjetno nekoliko znižali. Esssence glitter in the Air gel odstranjevalec laka za nohte je bil zabaven izdelek – prvi odstranjevalec v obliki gela, ki sem ga kdaj uporabljala. Bil je tudi roza barve, v kolikor te to zanima. Upala sem, da bo zaradi svojega imena bolje odstranil lake z bleščicami, vendar temu na žalost ni bilo tako – bil pa je popolnoma dober za odstranjevanje navadnega laka za nohte.

I’ve sort of given up on finding the perfect deodorant for me and I’ve settled for Nivea deodorants in different smells (and promising different results, but I don’t really notice the difference). What’s important to me is that they are deodorants, not antiperspirants and that they don’t contain any aluminium salts. The Nivea deodorants deliver on both of these so I’ll continue repurchasing them. I got the Korres Citrus little body milk in one of Look Fantastic boxes ages ago and I decided to use it up (forgetting that I’m going back to work soon, which means travel and I should probably save the travel sizes up). I can’t say I was blown away – it doesn’t have a strong citrusy smell, it was really difficult to get out of the bottle and it contains a ton of different alcohols and parabens. I wouldn’t repurchase this product – there are many natural alternatives out there.

Ob iskanju perfektnega deodoranta sem nekoliko obupala in se zadovoljila z Nivea deodoranti v različnih vonjih (ki sicer tudi obljubljajo različne učinke, vendar jih jaz osebno ne opazim). Pomembno mi je, da gre za deodorant, ne antiperspirant in da izdelek ne vsebuje aluminijevih soli. Nivea deodoranti ustrezajo mojim zahtevam, zato jih bom uporabljala še naprej. Korres Citrus mleko za telo sem že dolgo nazaj dobila v eni Look Fantastic beauty škatel presenečenja in se odločila, da ga končno porabim (pri čemer sem pozabila, da grem kmalu nazaj v službo in bi ga lahko prihranila za eno od službenih potovanj). Reči moram, da me ni pozitivno presenetil – ni imel močnega vonja po citrusih (ki ga obožujem), težko sem ga dobila ven iz stekleničke, poleg tega pa vsebuje kopico alkoholov in parabenov. Ne bi ga ponovno kupila – obstaja veliko boljših, naravnih alternativ.

I went through my closet and found a bunch of hair care deluxe samples which I decided to use up. L’Occitane shampoo and conditioner with five essential oils impress me every time and I have no idea why I haven’t bought the full size just yet. My hair is silkier and softer after use, it smell nice and feels protected. This is definitely a product on my wishlist. I also had a good experience with Caudalie gentle conditioning shampoo but I’d need to try it a couple more times to make sure that it’s appropriate for my hair, and more importantly, for my scalp which has been very sensitive as of late. Another product I certainly wouldn’t repurchase is the Revlon Uniq One hair treatment (coconut) which should improve damaged and dry hair, but on

Tudi pri izdelkih za nego las sem se sprehodila čez nekaj deluxe testerjev, ki sem jim imela že dlje časa v omarici. L’Occitane šampon in balzam s petimi esencialnimi olji me vedno znova in znova navduši in pojma nimam, zakaj se končno ne sprehodim do trgovine in kupim standardne velikosti. Moji lasje so po uporabi veliko mehkejši in dišeči, zdi pa se mi tudi, da bolj zaščiteni. Vsekakor izdelek, ki ga imam na listi želja in ga moram kupiti. Pozitivno izkušnjo sem imela tudi s Caudalie šamponom, ki sem ga uporabila prvič. Na žalost bi morala verjetno imeti vsaj tri ali štiri take testerje, da bi lahko z gotovostjo presodila, ali je tudi dolgoročno primeren za moje lase, predvsem pa lasišče, ki je že od poroda dalje zelo občutljivo. Revlon Uniq One tretma za lase (kokos) naj bi bil odlična rešitev za izboljšanje videza poškodovanih in suhih las, vendar pa je moje lase samo obtežil in jim dal masten videz. Tudi tega izdelka ne bi ponovno kupila. 

Tired yet? We’re allmost done. Avon Supershock mascara was nothing special, and I’m saying this with love. I’m yet to find an Avon mascara that will actually work. This one didn’t apply enough product to the lashes and the volume was practically non-existent. On the other hand, I’m in love with Artdeco Long Lashes mascara which is my second most favorite mascara of all times – and I love the fact that it’s available at the drugstore. Read the full review *here*. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser is a thinner formula than it’s cousin, the Age Rewind Concealer (which is the one I’ll try next) so I usually wore it on days when I didn’t put on much make-up. To finish up, I’d like to show you a product that I’ve already repurchased – my dear Freedom brush bath. It works amazingly – check out how it takes care of my brushes *here*. I hope that you manged to get through this post without falling asleep. Until next time, stay beautiful!

Si že utrujena? Ne skrbi, sva že skoraj pri koncu. Avon Supershock maskara je bila brezveze, in to pravim z veliko ljubezni. Pri Avonu še nisem našla maskare, ki bi me res navdušila in tudi ta me ni, saj krtačka na maskare nikakor ni naložila dovolj izdelka, da bi se povečal volumen. Na drugi strani ji ob bok postavljam Artdeco long lashes maskaro, ki je moja druga najljubša maskara vseh časov – več o njej si lahko prebereš *tukaj*. Izredno me veseli, da imam tudi pri nas v drogeriji vedno na voljo maskaro, za katero vem, da bo odlično opravila svoje delo. Poslavljam se tudi od Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser – že po fotografiji lahko vidiš, da je videl boljše čase. Gre za relativno redko formulo (ker ni čisto pravi korektor), zato sem ga za osvetljevanje uporabljala predvsem v dneh, ko nisem nanesla veliko ličil. Verjetno ga ne bi kupila ponovno, ampak bi se odločila za gostejšo formulo iste znamke. Nenazadnje pa še izdelek, ki sem ga že kupila novega, saj brez njega ne morem – absolutno najboljše, moje ljubo Freedom Pro Studio brush bath milo za čopiče. Garantiram ti, da deluje odlično – rezultate preveri *tu*. Upam, da je bilo branje zanimivo in ne prehudo. Do naslednjič, ostani čudovita!

2 Comments

  1. Aida 2. 3. 2017 / 14:38

    A si poskusila BioPha deodorante (DM) – naravni, brez soli in alkohola, mogoče ti bodo všeč. Jaz imam tistega, ki diši po nekih tkaninah (lan? haha se ne spomnim in ga nimam pri sebi) pa mi zdrži tudi pri športanju.

    Meni je tudi ful všeč TBS grenivkin vonj in ta linija od Ritualsa 🙂

    Pohvalim še novi način komentiranja, mi je veliko bolj všeč in bom verejetno več kometarjev puščala 😀

    • Low Maintenance Beauty 7. 3. 2017 / 21:34

      Aida hvala za predlog, bom preizkusila te BioPha deodorante – na srečo (ali na žalost?) so pred kratkim 100m od mene odprli DM, kar mi precej olajša nakupe (in denarnico).

      Pa hvala za pohvale 🙂

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