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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New month, new opportunities to spend some money, am I right? Payday is only a few days away so it’s only right that I prepare myself with a nice wishlist which I’m also sharing with all of you.
First on my list is the new Nivea Hairmilk shampoo and conditioner (each 2,49 €) but I’m going to perform a vigorous smell test in the store. If they smell anything like the classic Nivea cream, I’ll probably pass since I love the smell on my body, but not on my face and I don’t think I’d enjoy it on my hair, either.
Moving on to make-up, I definitely need to grow a pair and actually give a chance to the Maybelline Master Contour stick. I’m slightly worried about blending the product out but hey – it’s make-up and I can always wash it off, right? It costs 7,99€.
In the “beauty bloggers made me buy it” category, I present the Borotalco Intensive 48 hour deodorant (3,49€). Everyone is saying that this is the deodorant to try, so I’m definitely giving it a go, especially with the bad luck I’ve been having with deodorants for about three months now.
I’m going to use some of my beauty points and get a coupon for 20 % off Garnier facial care and try the new Garnier Hypoalergenic Micellar Cleansing water. Garnier also has a special promotion on their make-up removing wipes (2,19€) which I’m a big fan of, so I’ll probably get a pack or two of these.
Last but not least, I’m going to try a new brand – new to me at least, but not to the market in general. I’ve heard many good things about the Bocassy Micellar water and I’m now ready to try it out, even more so because the price is reduced by 30 % (6,79€).

And that’s it for my wishlist. But believe me when I say that it’s most definitely not everything I’ll be bringing out of the store. If you’ve been with me for a while, you probably know what I’m like 🙂

Until next time, stay beautiful!

It’s the same story every month – I don’t really feel like I’m shopping at all, but at the end of the month when I try to take a photo of all new products, I fail miserably. So yes, there are a few missing in the photo above.

Let’s start with some bigger things. I’m going to start using this Biobaza 3-1 cleanser this week since I just ran out of my previous one from L’Oreal yesterday. I got sent the Avon Sun Light spray – perfect timing as my vacation is quickly approaching. I bought the Verde Vera hand cream in Spar because I like the packaging and I also like having a cream in a jar for the kitchen. View Full Post