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I've been stocking up my stash by repurchasing a lot of the products that I really love using. I also got some PR packages that I am already testing out and have a mini review of already. Most of these I've already reviewed and you can click on the title to read review.

Innisfree My Real Squeeze Mask Ginseng

I like Green Tea and Bamboo versions of this mask by Innisfree, so I decided to try out one of the most raved about Asian ingredients - Ginseng. It has a herbal scent that I wasn't used to. Sort of like fresh soil. Essence is milky white and very nourishing. My skin felt extremely nourished and plump looking after I took it off. I really liked it despite the odd soil scent.

This is my favorite transparent eyeshadow base. It's almost and exact dupe of Urban Decay Primer Potion Original at a much more affordable price. It creates a smooth base for eyeshadows and prevents them from creasing. This is a repurchase, I already made a full review of it once. 

Essence Bronzing Brush

Essence came out with this new white and rose gold brush design and I loved the look of it. Some Essence brushes are really nice. They always have soft bristles and these are no exception. Bronzing brush is tapered and fairly dense packed. For bronzer I usually like something more fluffier for a lighter application. This applies bronzer stronger and more concentrated on a smaller area of the face. I think this would be nice for contour as well as blush. I also used it for powder, but it's a bit too dense for my way of applying powder.

Essence Smudging Brush

I adore this new smudging brush. It has soft, but dense packed bristles that are short and thin from the sides which provides you with a very precise application or smudging. I love to apply eyeshadow around the lower lash line with this brush, because you can really concentrate it very close to the lashes. 

Shiseido Rubber Pads For Eyelash Curler

I have Shu Uemura eyelash curler and since I can't find the rubber pads for it anywhere, I just buy the ones by Shiseido on Ebay. They fit perfectly and have nice quality rubber. This was a repurchase, obviously. 

In the winter months I use Daily version of this cream, but as the weather is getting warmer, I already made a backup of this one. It's lightweight transparent gel like cream that is moisturizing, but doesn't feel heavy in any way. It's meant to be used as a night cream, because it doesn't contain any SPF, but I love it as a day cream in warmer months. 

This is currently my favorite cleansing oil and I have about 3 new ones in my stash. I repurchase these when Avon has them on sale for about 3€. Oil cleanses my skin well, removes all of the makeup and doesn't brake me out. It washes off like a milky liquid. 

Another repurchase that I made. This is a glycerin based toner that also contains a small amount of AHAs. I use it as a regular daily toner. It's soothing, non irritating and feels like it restores my moisture right after cleansing the skin. It has a very practical spray pump.

I'm telling you I've made more repurchases than new buys. This is another repurchase. I already bought a mini version of this as well as full size and I've used up both. It's my favorite BB cream, because it has good coverage, but looks very natural on the skin. There's something about BB creams that wears so nice on the skin. I only regret grey based tone that it has, because I have a yellow undertone, so I usually mix it with lightweight yellow toned foundations like Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation. If you know of any good coverage yellow based Asian BB creams, I would love to hear your suggestions.

I also bought two more of these Bipa concealers. I am loving great coverage of this concealer. It's very neutral toned and dries down matte. It may look a bit heavy, so I've started to use it just where I really need that extra coverage like under the eyes and around the nose. It's a hidden drugstore gem.

Yes, you guessed it, I repurchased this too. This is my favorite daily sunscreen and since I don't like to experiment too much, I just decided to get another one of these. It has lovely citrus scent, light yellow colored cream and it sinks into the skin well, leaving behind a velvet finish. I use this every morning when I use retinol and acid based products. 

Ecotools Define & Highlight Duo

I have decided to update my brush collection with something different. I tried using fan brush for highlighter and it works nice, but is not as precise as I want it to be. I am going to try to contour with it, because I've seen this on some beauty bloggers. The other brush is tapered and can be used for contour, blush, bronzer or even powder. but it's on the smaller size. I really like it for applying bronzer in a more precise way. Bristles are super soft.

CeraVe Moisturizing Cream

I already have one of these and I really like how neutral the formula is. It doesn't irritate my eczema hands. It has no fragrance in it. Ceramides make it feel hydrating, but not too greasy. It's a great cream for dry skin on any part of your body. I repurchased two to have in my handbag. 

Bourjois Rouge Velvet The Lipstick 14 Brownette and 16 Caramelody

These three were kindly gifted to me by Mateja. She also has a review of them here. She has neutral skin tone and the shades look very different on her skin tone than they do on me. I'll post a separate review of swatches on the blog. 16 Caramelody is yellow based caramel brown and 14 Brownette is a chocolate brown. I love me brown lipsticks and these have one of the best matte, but comfortable lipstick formula. I have review od three other shades here and here

Bourjois Levres Contour Edition Lip Liner in 14 Sweet Brown-ie

This is a creamy formula of lip liner. It's more on the semi sheer finish, but it applies so lovely on the lips. I have to test it out a bit more to make up my mind. Mateja already reviewed some other shades too, read it here

L'Oreal Elnett Styling Spray Volume

I have the smooth version of this heat protect spray and I found volume version at a half price, so I decided to try it out. I can't say I like it as much. Smooth version makes my hair super smooth and shiny. This volume version doesn't give me that smooth look. My hair feels more frizzy and dry. I need to try this out when I'm curling my hair. It might work out better for that.

I love this pencil for a very precise work. Sometimes I have bold spots in the brows and my edges aren't as defined as I would like them to be, so I use this pencil to draw on precise, but natural looking line. I have repurchased so many of these, that Essence needs to hook me up with a year supply. It's the cheapest precise brow pencil in our drugstores and it works great.

Secret Key Marine Racoony Hydrogel Eye & Multi Patch

I applied to review this and got chosen to do so. Jolse often times looks for reviewers of their products. It's my first win from them and I was really intrigued by eye patches. I've had some before, but non as good. These have a gel like elastic green patches with gold sparkles in it. Apparently that's real gold. They have some nice extracts that should hydrate your eyes and it does. I really like using this while applying eye makeup. It creates nice moisturized and hydrated base. I'll have a separate review of it on my blog soon.

Labellino Lip Balm Pink Watermelon & Pomegranate*

I got two of these and one was in this super cute Easter packaging. It's adorable. The first one I got on Gregorjevo, which is sort of a Slovenian equivalent to Valentine's Day. I'm not a fan of Labello products in general, because I don't feel like they do much. But they are a nice product to have in the bag for when you're lipstick stars to wear off and you want a bit of that glide on the lips back. I also take it with me to the gym, for a basic barrier on the lips. 

Their new scent is pink watermelon and pomegrante. It has a tropical sweet fragrance. For me personally, it smells more like watermelon than pomegranate. I love convenient egg shaped packaging and bullet which makes it so easy to apply on the lips. 

It's pink colored and leaves a faint pink tint on the lips. It feels non sticky and provides you with a comfortable glide to the lips. I don't notice it being particularly hydrating, but I love the feel of it while it's on my lips. 

In it is 7 grams of product and it costs 4.99€.

Avon Mark Liquid Lip Lacquer Matte - Kissy Face, Mystique and Rock Star*

Avon had added three new colors to the range. They describe it as satin finish, but it's actually more like the regular matte finish with some silver shimmer in it. Kissy Face looks like a nude pink, Mystique is red toned brown and Rock Star is brick red. I love the colors, but could do without the shimmer in it. The formula is the same as with the regular range, matte, but comfortable. I have a review of other shades here

Avon True Ultra Volume Lash Magnify Mascara*

Avon also added new mascara to their range. It's supposed to give you volume, multiplied lashes and density. I have already tried it out a few times and it gives a good amount of volume, but more so makes my lashes look a bit longer. I didn't have problems with clumping up the lashes. I've noticed that most Avon mascaras have drier formula, which means you have to build up your coats quickly before it dries down. Otherwise, it's harder to apply over it again. It has that typical natural bushy looking wand. 

Avon Care Restoring Moisture With Coconut Oil Hand Cream and Multipurpose Cream*

I love a good coconut scented product. Multipurpose cream is one of those thicker white creams that is harder to massage into the skin. It doesn't have slip to it, so it's best applied on your body while you get out of the shower and the warmth of your body helps you to melt it in. But it leaves a good nourishing layer to protect your skin from loosing too much moisture.

Hand cream is that basic lightweight, but leaving behind a nourishing layer, protective cream. I like it, but I don't use these perfumed creams often, because of my eczema. Other really seem to like Avon hand creams. Both of these have a coconut scent, but it's more artificial, not that proper real coconut. I still like it.

I've already reviewed these, but these are three Avon fragrances made in collaboration with Eva Mendes. Confidence and Alluring are new. I like all of these for different occasions, but my favorite is Eve Alluring. It's the most powdery fragrance I own and I love it. I've been wearing it non stop ever since I got it.

Dermaluxe Lash

I won this in a giveaway that was hosted by Nina and I was ecstatic. My lashes could use some help. It's a lash serum that should help you grow longer and thicker lashes. I have been using it for a little less than a month and so far I haven't noticed any major difference. I feel like my lashes are getting slowly longer, but I was expecting it to work faster. It stings a little when I apply it on the skin around my lashes, but it's not unbearable. When it dries down, it doesn't irritate. I only use it at night, which is probably the reason why I don't see results as fast. I will definitely make a separate review after I'll use it for a longer period of time. 

Hemptouch Cream For Soothing Skin Concerns and Cream For Problematic Skin*

I'll do a separate review of this too, so I won't go into details. It's a brand based on hemp as the main ingredient. I got one cream that is great for soothing the skin that is prone to allergies. It should make the skin heal faster. I use this one as my hand cream for my eczema through the day. It's very greasy, so I only use it at home. But it feels soothing in a way and I love the nourishing abilities. Another version is more concentrated and is for those with real skin issues, eczema being one of those. It's slightly less greasy, but I still use it only at home. Both of these creams have a strong natural hemp scent to them, which I'm not fond of, but I got used to it. I hope these creams will help me make my eczema more bearable. 

Paese - Brown Couture Pomade in 02, Mosaic Bronzer Glitter Eyeshadow in 004 Shimmer Brown, Silky Matt Lipstick in 707, Eyeshadow Base and Hydro Base Under Make-Up*

I also got a few of Paese products to test out. I already tried some out and the review you can read here. Back than some really impressed me and some not so much. I was excited to try more from them. Their Rice Powder is one of my absolute favorite powders. I got a lovely package with different products and I'm slowly testing them out. So far I am most impressed with the Hydro Base that is like a lightweight gel cream. It feels like a splash of water on the skin and it makes my makeup look hydrated and wears well. It's almost like a moisturizer and primer in one. I also love their Silky Matt lipsticks which have lovely matte finish, but don't feel drying on the lips. Bronzer is nice as well, just a little too dark for me right now, but would be nice for summer. I also love brow pomade, which has the most perfect grey based brown shade that matches my brows perfectly. I'll have a separate review of all of these products. 

Nivea 1 Minute Urban Detox Mask Pore Refine*

It's a face mask that should clean your skin and pores, make them look more refined and tight. It has a thick transparent gel that when you apply it on the skin, looks ultra glossy like vaseline and doesn't dry down. The feeling on the skin is ultra comfortable, if you like the feel of thicker skin care on your skin. I personally love it. After application it warms up a little and you can actually feel a slight warmth on the skin. It's nothing unbearable or irritating at all. In fact, it's quite nice, especially when you're cold. 

After I wash it off, my skin is left matte, just slightly more brighter looking, but I don't notice any major difference in pores being any cleaner than usual. Skin is also not noticeably smoother. I definitely need to apply skin care after it, because my skin feels a bit tight. It's drier now than it is in the summer. I don't see this giving me any of the mentioned results, apart from having this ultra soothing feel while it's on the skin and definitely getting rid of sebum. Oily skin might actually like this for making the skin matter. But for pore cleaning, I would stick to clay based masks.

I feel like this should be formulated as a thicker, but less greasy layer to put over your skin care to lock it in. I've seen similar products by Asian brands.

In it is 75 ml of product and it costs 6.29€.

L to R: my skin with the mask, my skin after I cleaned the mask off

*PR products


  1. Ectools čopiči tudi mene mikajo :) Jih je naročila sestrična in sem videla kako dobre kvalitete so ti novi, sicer so bili že stari top :)

    A to so nova vrsta Secret Key patches? Poznam samo srčke in tiste rumene polkroge. Sicer sumim, da delujejo približno enako :)

    Super New in, sploh zato ker imaš polno ponovnih nakupov in zato vemo kaj je najboljše :)

    1. Jaz imam še ene od prej od Ecotools in njihovi čopiči so res top kvalitete. Pa še cenovno ugodni. Samo več oblik bi si želela :).

      Nimam pojma. Mogoče so novi. Mislim, da imajo zdaj skupaj s temi 3 vrste, kot si sama naštela. Predvidevam, da so več ali manj enaki. Zanimiv izdelek drugače. Moji prvi patchi in včasih res prav pridejo.

      Hvala. Zdaj se mi je pa res nabralo veliko ponovnih nakupov. Imaš prav, tu se najbolj vidi, kaj mi je res všeč :).