May 2021 Favorites

Another month where I focused mostly on my skin care, while also testing out some new makeup from Colourpop which quickly became my favorite again. 

CeraVe SA Smoothing Cleanser

I have been dealing with some blemishes and this is the cleanser I always go to, when I want something to help me clean up my skin. It's salicylic acid cleanser which means BHAs will help to clean out the pores of anything that may cause blemishes as well. It's a gel formula that foams well and if you leave it on for a few seconds you can almost use it as a mask treatment instead of applying acid toners on your skin. It definitely helps me to clear my pores better, especially when I have those periods of blemishes popping out. CeraVe is now also available in Slovenian pharmacies - though not all - check before buying. Unfortunately, they don't carry all products, so this one I can't get here either. I also always wanted to try their SA Smoothing Cream, but that one also isn't available. You can get some other products like their famous Moisturizing Cream.

Uriage Bariederm-CICA Daily Serum

I have been trying this one for a while now and I really like it. It's slightly viscose, but very lightweight transparent serum that absorbs into skin very fast. There is no added fragrance, but the natural scent is gentle powder like and I really like it. It's serum with short ingredients list, but it has all of my favorites in it like centella asiatica, panthenol and hyaluronic acid. It's that basic gentle serum with ingredients that will strengthen skin barrier and help it heal faster as well as sooth. This has also worked great on my blemishes as I feel it soothes the skin and helps with healing.

COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence

Another staple that I go to whenever I have blemishes is snail mucin. It's known for its quick healing benefits. COSRX essence has that slimy look to it and it forms a light layer on your skin, so I find it quite nourishing as well. I usually use it in the evening and layer it up with other ingredients. But this is great for healing the skin faster either it be from blemish marks, scratches or any other problems. It's my staple.

SVR Cicavit+ Creme

If I am doubling up on that healing power, I use this cream on top of other two products. This is rich white cream with good spreadability that also helps with moisturizing, nourishing and healing the skin. It's too heavy for me to use all over the face, so I usually just use it whenever I want those healing benefits. If my skin is dehydrated, I can get away with applying it all over my face. It's one of those multitaskers that you can have in your stash to use for any cuts, blemishes, dry patches or anything else in need of some nourishment. I also love it's not scented. 

Colourpop Super Shock Shadow Mycelium

I have been a fan of Colourpop Super Shock Shadows for years. It's that mousse like creamy texture that turns powdery once you apply it on the skin and multitude of finishes as well as colors that makes it so unique. When it comes to finishes I often opt for ultra-glitter, because I love to apply these with my fingers all over the lid with some matte crease color and call it a day. Tiny shimmer particles reflect light so well and it makes it look like you put so much effort in it. Some of these give you almost that glossy look. Mycelium is from collaboration with Raw Beauty Kristi and it's light golden shade with multicolored pink, gold and silver sparkles. It's that perfect light shimmery gold that I have been missing.

Colourpop Super Shock Shadow Ritz

Ritz is Colourpop best seller and it's nude brown color with silver shimmer that has cool blue tone to it. This one gives you that glossy look, if you apply it all over the lid. I love these kind of shades and even though I have quite a few already, I love trying more.

Colourpop Lux Velvet Liquid Lip Room Service

I always have hard time buying Colourpop lipsticks as they always look so different from their swatch photos. I have bough a few nudes from them already and they didn't have the color I wanted, so I was hesitant to order this. Fortunately, this color is exactly what I like, though it looks different on their promo photos. It's caramel brown with those warm brick undertones. I am a sucker for warm caramel brown colors and this one is just dark enough as well as not too peachy. Lux Velvet is fairly new formula from Colourpop. It reminds me of NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams, but this one feels even lighter in texture and it has smoother glide to it. It also feels very lightweight on the lips. I actually like this formula much more than their Satin Lips which were too drying and heavy for my liking. If you are all about very long lasting, non-transfer lipsticks, this is not formula for you.

Schwarzkopf Gliss 7 Sec Express Repair Treatment Colour Perfector

I have tried the L'Oreal 8 Seconds Miracle Water and I've since find out that Schwarzkopf came out with their 7 seconds version. I wanted to compare both. Gliss actually has three versions - Ultimate Repair, Oil Nutritive and Colour Perfector. I was contemplating which one to get. In store I compared ingredients list and I knew I didn't wanted the oil one, because it could be too heavy. Between the other two ingredients were very similar and Colour Perfector actually had some more added ingredients, so I went for this one. It's viscose almost serum like texture, which is thicker than L'Oreal. This one has to be worked into the hair and then turns into a heavy hair mask like cream. While I was washing it off, it made my hair very silky and smooth. It acted like nicely nourishing and hydrating hair mask. I didn't notice my hair having that Joico sleek feel, but they did feel moisturized and soft. There was still volume left in ma hair, while with L'Oreal version my hair was extra straight and sleek. I find this more like a hair mask than a treatment and it's definitely different than L'oreal version. 

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