Hi beauties!

Today's post is about my favorite budget foundation from KIKO Milano - Universal Fit Hydrating Foundation.

As it's described on official KIKO website - Hydration and softness with a fluid foundation ideal for all skin types.

Universal Fit Hydrating Foundation comes in 20 shades. When visiting store in Milan I chose shade Warm Beige 90.

Don't be discouraged by dark looking shade, I usually use self-tanners (not now as I was sick for some time :( ), so it fits me perfectly.

The price is only 5.90 euro, but quality is really great. The texture is thick and buildable, coverage for me is enough - I apply it with a stippling brush and get some kind of airbrush effect.

My skin is combination, I wouldn't really say the foundation really moisturizes something, but I don't really expect it. What I wait from foundation is to be non-shiny, non- comedogenic and highly-pigmented. I get it all in Universal Fit Hydrating Foundation.

Despite being make-up artist I don't use primers under founation in my everyday life (shame on me, I know 🙈 ), and Kiko stays on my face perfectly for about 6-7 hours, which is completely ok.

So if you are looking for smooth dewy finish budget foundation I definitely reccommend it!


Have you tried any of KIKO products? What are your favorites?


Love, N.

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Hi again!

Lately I got as a gift one of products that Douglas sells under its own brand - a scrub from Douglas Home Spa range Beauty Of Hawaii. It's fully called Hibiscus & Monoi Oil See Salt & Sugar Scrub.

I have to say I was very surprised by the quality. I'm a big fan of everything that contains see salt, and this scrub seemed to be non-aggressive, but perfectly exfoliating.

It has quite thick consistency, which is great as I think it would last long time. Probably scrub can be used also on dry skin, but I use it mainly on wet skin.

As you can see it contains see salt, sugar, and a lot of natural oils, that moisturize the skin during treatment. I don't even use body cream after.

Product has non-bothering tropical scent, that's one more reason to love it.

Official price is 13 euro for 200g jar. Actually this product made me want to try more of Douglas Home Spa!


Have you tried anything from Douglas Home Spa?

Love, N.


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Hi beauties!

Back again to my blog, and today I'll show you my perfumes - favorite ones.


Let's start from summery favorites.

Escada - Born in Paradise, 2014 summer limited edition - fruity Pina Colada scent, I guess I'll start using it again in May as my everyday fragrance.

DKNY Delicious Delights Dreamsicle - my first apple ever, but I've dreamed about it from the first smell. This one has sweet peach scent and I plan to be using it this summer a lot.

Davidoff Cool Water Woman Coral Reef - one of the Davidoff summer limited editions, watery melon fragrance, non bothering scent, great for everyday use.

Replica - review on it you can find here

And last but not least - favorite for many years - Lacoste Pour Femme. Got it long time ago as a birthday gift from my dear friend, and since then been constantly bying it when I'm in duty free shops.


What are you fave perfumes?

Love, N.

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Hi beauties!

It's the first post in 2016 and first post since my blog moved to nouw.com.

My first 2016 favorite is Nivea Lip Butter in Vanilla & Macadamia. My lips tend to become dry and chapped in winter, but this winter it's really cold, so it's my saviour.


Metallic jar is convenient if you're using butter at home, outside I wouldn't apply it with finger, as I think it's unhygienic. Texture is very thick, butter smells wonderful (I love sweet scents like vanilla), after applying I immediately feel how soft my lips become. It also gives lips very natural moisturized look, so I pretty much use it all alone.

Will definetely try more of these butters!


Have you tried them? Whatare your thoughts?

Love, N.

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Hi beauties!

Happy to share with you some pictures from recent photo shoot by my friend Maria.








 Hope you're having a great week!

N.


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Hello and happy Friday!

Today  I'll share with you some pics from April's trip to Milan and Lecco - beautiful small town on Como lake:)



Enjoying HappyHour

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Hi beauties!

Happy to share with you some pictures from recent photo shoot by my friend Maria.








 Hope you're having a great week!

N.


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Hi beauties!

Hope you had great holidays! First blog post this year will be about my 2014 favorite - dry shampoo. I don't wash my hair every day, as they are pretty dry, though my roots get oily already on second day. That's when dry shampoo recsues me. 
The thing I learned about dry shampoo last year that you always need to take a look at ingredients. If you're looking for creating volume more than getting rid of greasy hair, then look for alcohol high on the list. If you see cyclodextrin or anything with "starch" before alcohol, then be sure that this shampoo will absorb more oil by depositing more powder.
I have tried some of dry shampoos before, like Syoss, Oriflame and actually liked them, but kept looking for something I'd give my heart to. Lately I have tried two great products from Kerastase and Batiste.

 
Kerastase Powder Bluff dry texturizing shampoo.


Official info:
This Styling Powder Bluff by Kerastase is a texturising aerosol spray that works to inject hair with volume and body without leaving residue. Perfect for use as a dry shampoo, it contains an innovative formula that absorbs excess oil to give you a fresher, cleaner and texturised finish.
With UV and heat protection to shield the hair against the damaging effects of the sun and styling products, this transparent spray is an instant style refresher. With added Vitamin E to absorb oxidative molecules to minimise damage, this spray is a must have addition to your hair care collection!
Directions of use:
  • Hold can 10-12 inches from hair
  • Spray onto dry hair using an even, all-around circular motion
  • Let it dry before styling



Key word here is texturising. On ingredients list we see alcohol first and only then starch, which is responsible for absorbing oil. This shampoo would be great if you don't have really oily roots, but only need to freshen them a bit. Gives nice body to hair, but doesn't cope with 3rd day oilness. When using it leaves a little white residue, even on my blonde hair I can still see it. I must note nice smell, my previous experience in this field was not so positive.
For me it's quite pricey (about 30Eur) and I look for fresh finish, more than for volume, but it's definitely worth to try!


Next on the list is Batiste dry shampoo


Official Info:
Fresh- Cool and Crisp - Contemporary, tantalisingly, cool & crisp notes make this unisex dry shampoo as liberating for blokes as it is for babes. It’s the ideal way to instantly clean and freshen up your hair between washes, whilst making hair feel thicker too! Just remember to share nicely.



In the shop I've been to they had only two bottles - Fresh and Blush. My choice was Fresh. Since the first day I must say it has become my all time favorite! As we can see starch is third on ingredients list. After using it my hair really look clean and even feel cleaner, which I didn't have with other dry shampoos - hair looked clean, but still there was greasy feeling. I use Batiste on second or third day (depends) and if I don't have chance to wash hair I add some more next day. Hair look and feel perfect! Batiste doesn't leave white residue that much, I don't even comb hair after using, only work with fingers. Also scent is very nice and non-bothering. The best thing is that it's non-pricey (about 5-6Eur).


This battle wins Batiste dry shampoo in Fresh. Definitely will try more from them. 


What are your favorite dry shampoos?

N.



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Hello and happy Friday!

Today  I'll share with you some pics from April's trip to Milan and Lecco - beautiful small town on Como lake:)



Enjoying HappyHour

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Hi beauties!

It was Milano again this week with my friend. So good to go from  -7°C to 15°C. Needless to say even rain couldn't spoil this perfect time with just wandering around the city, eating chestnuts and shopping. Be sure to check review on my fave Kiko Make Up later.















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