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Avon Care Cocoa Butter Line

It rarely happens I fall in love with a whole line of products... But this one is a winner!

I've been loving quite a few Avon products recently, but this line is definitely a firm favorite. It consists of four products, all of which have really manage to impress me. I haven't been using them for too long, so this will be a shorter post, but let's see what my thoughts are...

Avon Cocoa Butter Rich Cream

Supposedly, you can use this on your face as well as your body, but I prefer it for just bodycare. It's indeed a rich cream but it has a light consistency and sinks in fast. Smells divine and feels like a lighter version of a body butter, but is just as nourishing and moisturizing! Love this stuff... You can buy it here for less than 4€!

Avon Cocoa Butter Hand Cream

I just love anything with cocoa butter and having a hand cream with that ingredient means it's extremely nourishing and great for cuticles as well. I love using this before bed as my hands are really soft when I wake up. A bit too much to put in my purse, but a love nonetheless! Available here for less than 2€.

Avon Cocoa Butter Lip Balm

I can't seem to find this on the Avon website, but this is a great lip balm in a squeezy tube. I like to use it as a prevantative lip balm (when my lips are chapped already, I prefer Blistex). It's very nourishing - and it tastes great... Not sure I should be eating is as much as I do. :P I think the price is around 4€ if you can still find it anywhere!

Avon Cocoa Butter Body Lotion

Another great product with a surprisingly light consistency, given that it contains Cocoa Butter. Pleasant, light and cooling, with a really nice scent just like the rest of the range. I really love this stuff. Available here for a little over 4€.

My only hope for this line is that they would add some more products - perhaps an in-shower lotion like Nivea has? That product is one of my favorites and I'd love to see more brands attempt to make something similar. A body scrub would also be lovely, as well as a lip scrub... Ah, I hope they bring out more product as I really am a huge fan of this line!

Blogger of the day is Laura from Buy Now, Blog Later. Some of you old school YT peeps may know Laura as lollipop26, and if you're anything like me, you were also addicted to her OG Youtube videos in the olden days (god, I'm old). Now, I absolutely ADORE Laura's blog and Instagram, and her fashion choices are a daily inspiration! Can't get enough of her content, and she's so stunning as well and seems like a total darling. I've followed her for years and don't see myself stopping any time soon!
What is your favorite product with cocoa butter?

Vera Wang Lovestruck Floral Rush EDP



How cute is this perfume bottle? Doesn't it just scream spring?

This perfume was a real bargain, so I knew I had to pick it up. Plus, the bottle is adorable and looks so pretty on my dresser! I used to be a big fan of Vera Wang's Princess perfume, which I've unfortunately outgrown. This scent isn't as girly, but instead fresher and more appropriate for my age.

Lovestruck Floral Rush is a musky floral scent with top notes of champagne, pink pepper and apricot blossom. The middle notes include florals - marigold, passionfruit flower and freesia, and it settles with base notes of musk, cashmere wood and ambergris. To me, this is a very fresh and clean scent, unlike the usual fruity florals I usually go for. It smells quite soapy and very pretty, classy, innocent and perfect for daytime. Could be a great work perfume as well.

The best part - it's only about 36€ for 100 ml, you can purchase it here. I would totally recommend this scent, it's a great price and something everyone would like, in my opinion!

And let's not forget the blogger of the day! Today I picked Ajda from Ajda's, a blogger I've loved for years and I'm lucky to call a friend. Ajda has one of the best blogs in Slovenia, in my opinion, and I adore her new design as well. She's a total sweetheart and stunningly gorgeous, and I couldn't be more proud of all she's accomplished. Love you, boo!
What is your favorite scent of the moment?

Drugstore Mascara Reviews - Maybelline, L'Oreal, Max Factor & Avon


Who doesn't love finding a new amazing mascara?

I decided to do a round-up post today with some mascaras I've been using lately. I really believe you can get amazing mascaras on a budget and I don't bother paying a lot of money for them myself unless I really want to spoil myself. My favorite drugstore brands when it comes to mascara are Maybelline and Essence, and L'Oreal makes some good ones as well.

I have six new mascaras on the market which I've been reviewing for a while now, and I think I definitely have some solid opinions on them! Let's see which ones convinced me and which ones left me cold...

Avon Big & Multiplied Volume Mascara

Unfortunately, this one was not a winner for me. I have to say I'm so very disappointed because it looked really promising - I love big brushes like this one has! However, the mascara isn't black enough and really doesn't do anything... I can apply 3 or even 4 coats and my lashes will still look natural. I think the fault is in the formula, not the brush. Really a shame as I thought it would be a new favorite. You can purchase it here, currently only 6€.

L'Oreal False Lash Superstar

I just love double sided mascaras, they're so 2006 :P I was excited when I got this in the mail to try and I wasn't let down. One side of the mascara primes with white fibers, while the other adds blackness, volume and length. I love this so much, but I only use it for special nights out because it's kind of a lot of work and I'm lazy. But it gives a great effect with really full, voluminous lashes. Love it! Purchase it here for 14,5€.

Maybelline Lash Sensational

This is a favorite of mine which I've repurchased quite a few times. It has a plastic brush and it does an amazing job separating the lashes even when I'm wearing 3 or 4 coats. They never look clumpy. Gives great length and volume, can be natural or dramatic. Doesn't look fake though! I'm a big fan of Maybelline mascaras in general. The price is great as well, only 10,5€ here.

L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes

This has a plastic brush, and to be honest, I have a preference for normal brushes, but the plastic ones just work so much better on me. This is a great mascara with the perfect combination of length and volume, and one I've repurchased for the third time now. Just a staple in my collection and a really good, intense black as well. Available here for 9€.

Max Factor Voluptuous False Lash Effect

Max Factor mascaras are often compared to Covergirl. I've never tried CG, but I love MF mascaras! I remember when they first came out with False Lash, I walked around with eyelashes so crazy long people would stop me on the street to ask which falsies I was wearing (SERIOUSLY, it happened once!) I was so excited to try this new offering from them and I'm happy to say it doesn't disappoint. It has a special plastic brush, and while I'm not a fan of the tip of it (too much product build-up), I love the rest! Great for length and volume and heavily recommended from me. 14€ in European drugstores.

Whew, this was quite a long post. But we still have to talk about my blogger of the day, and I've chosen Saša from What Sasha Wears today. I just shot an outfit post with her, and I'm always in awe of her style, she just has the best clothes and knows exactly how to pair them up! Plus, she's such a sweet girl... She won't be mad when I rob her wardrobe, right? *wink*
What is your favorite mascara of the moment?

Weleda Almond Sensitive Hand Cream

I'm super busy today so I just have a quick post on this lovely hand cream!

I've been a fan of Weleda products for quite a while now. If you've been reading my blog for a long time, you will remember me raving about their Skin Food, which I still love, and have even got half the family hooked on it!

I was excited to try this new Weleda hand cream, which you can purchase here for 7€. First of all, I adore the pretty packaging! And the scent is lovely as well, but the winner is definitely the hand cream itself. It contains sweet almond essential oil and is lightly scented. 

My main problem with hand creams is when they're extremely greasy. As I work on my computer, it's difficult to apply greasy hand creams because they always leave a mark. But this one absorbs to very fast - probably the fastest out of all the hand creams I've tried! Still, it feels nourishing and helps my skin retain moisture.

This hand cream would be just great as a gift as well. And I think it really is appropriate for sensitive/dry or itchy skin, as it doesn't irritate and sinks in fast. Definitely worth a try.

Today's blogger of the day is Beatrice from Strawberry Makeup Bag. She hasn't posted in a while but I just adore her photos and her Instagram! Definitely check her out, she has some lovely reviews up. And tell her to post more!
What's your favorite hand cream?

The Blush Lover Tag


Let's pretend I was actually tagged to do this!

I recently saw a post on this tag and I really wanted to do it, so I'm taking the liberty of tagging myself. :P I'd love to know what you think of tag posts, do you like them or wish they'd just disappear? I'm sometimes in the mood to do one, and I don't want to annoy you with my posts! Let's get right to the questions...

What colour blush suits you the most?

I would say natural, light pinks with a small amount of shimmer. MAC Well Dressed would be the perfect example. Sometimes, corals look okay as well but I'm really not a fan of them, I'm all about those pink blushers!

Pressed, cream or loose blush?

For sure pressed. I can't stand loose blushes (though I did love one I had from Lily Lolo). Cream is okay, but since my skin is oily I just prefer pressed blushers, and they're the easiest to apply as well.

Favorite shimmery blush?

Oh god, this will be so hard. I really adore the Max Factor baked mineral blushes, the purple and pink shades are both lovely. I also really like Physician's Formula Sexy Booster. I think that one takes the cake because it's chocolate scented and I just love using it.

Favorite matte blush?

I really have to dig through my collection for this one. I don't think I have a lot (if any) matte blushers, I just love shimmery ones so much! I guess Kiko Rebel Bouncy blush in 04 Passion Red Wine. It's quite pigmented, and a cream blush. I don't use it too often, but when I do, I love it!

Favorite cream blush?

I'm really not a fan of cream blushes but there is one I adore. It's from & Other Stories, it's called Haystack Peony Cheek & Lip Tint. I found it randomly in London and only paid 3 pounds for it. It's heavily pigmented, and while I don't like it for my lips, it really is a great blush shade!

Favorite drugstore blush?

I absolutely love Essence blushes. I'm not going to give names because I specifically adore the ones that come in limited editions! Recently I loved the Urbaniced one, and I had one from a Marbled collection ages ago. They're only about 4€ and always bring it on the quality. Totally recommend!

Favorite high-end blush?

Once again, this is really hard! I think the winner would be MAC blushers (I adore Dame and Well Dressed) along with Illamasqua. I've gone through two products of both brands. I love Morale and Katie by Illamasqua. Both brands have finely milled pressed blushes, which are my favorite, and they blend beautifully and last ages. I want to try MAC's mineralized blushes next.

Favorite bright blush?

I've actually run out of mine ages ago, but it is a firm favorite. It's by Sleek and it's called Pixie Pink. I think I even did a post on it ages ago when I started blogging! It's a gorgeous, hot HOT pink shade with minimal shimmer. So pretty, and such a bargain. It looks beautiful when applied and really gives a nice color. You can pack it on or go easy with the application. I really need to repurchase it.

Biggest blush disappointment/regret?

Oh, I'd have to say Milani Luminoso. I did a whole post on it here, and I just can't stand it. The shade is way too orange and makes me look sick, it has bad pigmentation and the shimmer is scratchy! Not for me, sorry.

Best blush packaging?

I really love the new H&M blushes, which would totally win IF they had a mirror on the lid! So my winner is Kiko with their Soft Touch blushes (not perfect as they get dirty fast, but I do like it). Closes and opens well, quality feels good and there's a mirror.

What's on your blush wishlist?

You mean that list that I keep adding something to every day? I guess my top 3 would be Hourglass blushers, the new Kiko collection and MAC Mineralize blushes!

Number 1 Holy Grail blush?

Drumroll please... It's Max Factor Creme Puff Blush in 05 Lovely Pink. Maybe an unusual choice, but this blush is: buildable, pretty, shimmery, easy to apply, hard to eff up, inexpensive and a great shade. I just love it, you can pack it on or go easy, and it looks lovely and natural. The shade 20 Lavish Mauve is stunning as well!

This was so much fun! I'm going to tag one girl who is also my blogger of the day. Tina from Tina's Blog. She's a great friend and I've always, always loved her content. She has a stunning Instagram and I adore her haul posts and nail polish swatches. She's so very pretty and such a sweet girl, a really good friend and an awesome, dedicated blogger. You will love her! 

Tina, you have to do this tag now! :P And of course, anyone else who wants to as well. It really is so much fun!
What is your holy grail blusher?