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This summer has been hot on new hair care releases. Nivea's micellar shampoo could have gone under the radar, but thankfully I got attracted by the big bottle and grabbed it. I went through two bottles of the purifying option, and now I'm about to try the fortifying option... Let's see if it's as good as its brother!
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I suddenly started liking fixing sprays - and now that I've tried Urban Decay's All Nighter, I can compare results. This spray by Catrice for example does a great job at 'fusing' my makeup together for a more polished look. It also refreshes and extends wear just a bit (while All Nighter is really good at setting makeup to last much longer). Bonus point: if you mist your face right before applying mascara, it enhances your eyelash look!

What do you think about fixing sprays?
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#catrice #brandcollab #catricecosmetics #catriceactivewarrior #fixingspray #makeupspray #beautyroutine #beautyobsessed #beautycommunity #blogginggals #theblogissue #discoverunder5k #discoverunder10k #beautyaddicts  #makeupregime #makeuproutine #makeupfavorites #everydaymakeup #beautyessentials #thenativecreative
New blog post is up on www.maquilab.com 😊 Check out the link in bio to learn more about these lovely products by Pharma Hyaluron!
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#brandcollab #pharmatheisscosmetics #pharmahyaluron #pharmatheisscosmeticsbulgaria  #mascaramed #sunscreen #spf #mascara #beautyroutine  #beautycommunity #blogginggals #theblogissue #discoverunder5k #discoverunder10k #beautyaddicts #flatlaystyle #flatlaytoday #flatlaylove #skincareobsessed #skincareaddict #skincareaddiction #skincareregime #skincaretalk #skincarediary #frenchskincare  #makeupregime #makeuproutine  #everydaymakeup
This pretty little set contains a hand cream, a makeup remover and a multipurpose cream. Its secret? The active ingredients harvested from Yves Rocher's beautiful gardens in La Gacilly - regenerating arnica, soothing cornflower and calming chamomile.

I've been using the hand cream and the eye makeup remover for some time and they both do exactly what they promise - soft hands (divinely scented, too!) and effortless removal of even the toughest makeup without any irritation (it literally melts everyting off, no rubbing required). The chamomile cream is still to be tested but I expect nothing but the best 😊

You can find these travel-sized goodies in the brand's boutiques now!
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I took so many pictures of this scrub! There's something so satisfying about the way it looks, right? It's also a lovely product, the best of the three Smooth Sugars scrubs by L'Oreal in my opinion 😊
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Does your skin crave water after the heatwave? Yves Rocher's Hydra Vegetal range is all about quenching skin's thirst! Full review is up on the blog - link in bio 😊
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Do you like highlighters? I go CRAZY about them lately. I use highlighting pressed powders, loose powders, creams, drops, sticks... I use them on my cheeks, temples, eyes, collar bones. Sometimes, I literally bathe myself in highlighter. Stardust - that's what it is!

Visit my blog for a review of this lovely limited edition palette and other gorgeous highlighter formulas by essence. They're so cheap yet their shine is amazing!
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#essencecosmetics #essenceglow #highlighter #strobing #highlighterjunkie #beautyroutine #beautyobsessed #beautycommunity #blogginggals #theblogissue #discoverunder5k #discoverunder10k #beautyaddicts #flatlayforever #flatlaystyle #flatlaytoday #flatlaylove #makeupregime #makeuproutine #makeupfavorites #everydaymakeup #beautyessentials #thenativecreative
So, what's the deal with SPF waters? Are they really like water, like dry oil or like something else? My recent review gives you all the info you need - which one of these SPF waters would you choose?
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#spf #sunacreen #sunprotection #suncream #vichy #idealsoleil #garnier #ambresoleil #beautyroutine #beautyobsessed #beautycommunity #blogginggals #theblogissue #discoverunder5k #discoverunder10k #beautyaddicts #flatlayforever #flatlaystyle #flatlaytoday #flatlaylove #skincareobsessed #skincareaddict #skincareaddiction #skincareregime #skincaretalk #skincarediary #frenchskincare #frenchpharmacy
Nabla have only two palettes - Dreamy and Soul Blooming. There needn't be more as these two are perfection itself. I couldn't imagine a more beautiful palette even if I tried very very hard (and I'm pretty creative when it comes to imagining things, believe me) 😊
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#nabla #nablasoulblooming #soulblooming #soulbloomingpalette #nablacosmetics #nablamakeup #nablapalette #beautyroutine #beautyobsessed #beautycommunity #blogginggals #theblogissue #discoverunder5k #discoverunder10k #beautyaddicts #flatlayforever #flatlaystyle #flatlaytoday #flatlaylove #makeupregime #makeuproutine #makeupfavorites #everydaymakeup #beautyessentials #thenativecreative
When you don't have anything else to do - you swap the caps of your lip balms 😂 Happy Sunday, all!
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#flormar #brandcollab #care4lips #flormarlipbalm #flormarbulgaria #beautyroutine #beautyobsessed #beautycommunity #blogginggals #theblogissue #discoverunder5k #discoverunder10k #beautyaddicts #skincareobsessed #skincareaddict #skincareaddiction  #makeupregime #makeuproutine #makeupfavorites #everydaymakeup #beautyessentials #thenativecreative
I had such high hopes for this rebalancing oil blend by L'Oreal - the ingredient list is decent, the packaging is nice, it's kind of budget-friendly. But as you start using it, a few issues just can't be ignored. First, the dropper is made from plastic which makes the whole thing feel cheaper (come on, the bottle itself is made of heavy glass, why didn't they stick to it?). And then comes the scent which punches you in the nose the second you open the cap - not that it's unpleasant, it's just too heavy.

On the other hand, the formula feels quite nice, though - I got this to use at night as a nourishing treatment without the heavy feel of, well, heavier oils. The texture is indeed lightweight and sinks in very quickly if you apply a small amount, leaving the skin silky soft. I feel like this oil can even be used during the day, but I just can't force myself to try it that way as it might ruin my makeup or break me out if topped with sunscreen... I think it's perfect for oily skin types and depending on the amount you apply, you will get a nice little nourisment boost or a full-on pampering experience. Not that it "rebalances" anything, though - don't expect it to reduce shine. 
I wouldn't say that this is my fave facial oil due to the packaging and scent issues, but it was good trying it. Now at least I know there are lighter formulas out there. Not that the one I used to use before it (Alverde's Wild Rose one) was heavy, it's just heavier. 😊 Tell me in the comments - which is your favourite face oil and why?
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#loreal #lorealskin #facialoil #faceoil #beautyroutine #beautyobsessed #beautycommunity #blogginggals #theblogissue #discoverunder5k #discoverunder10k #beautyaddicts #flatlayforever #flatlaystyle #flatlaytoday #flatlaylove #skincareobsessed #skincareaddict #skincareaddiction #skincareregime #skincaretalk #skincarediary #skinstagram #skinsta #thenativecreative
Brushes can make such a difference when applying your makeup - from a girl who used to apply everything with fingers, I'm now addicted to the smooth finish I get with a good brush.

These beauties by Ecotools are everything I need these days (hell, I'm even using the eyeliner ones!) 😊 My faves are the controlled setting brush which I use for highlighters and the crease brush which is good for almost anything eyeshadow-related. You can find a review of Ecotools' storage system on my blog, I totally recommend you grab at least one of the kits!
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