Everyday Makeup Look With Catrice

I never really like doing a full face makeup for taking photos, which is why you don't see many FOTDs from me. First of all, my eyes are so hooded they make it impossible to see any shadow on them and second, I end up not liking any of the photos, and more often then not, these photoshoots end in tears. But today I managed to scrape up a post for you where I actually show my face (shock! horror!) I used all things Catrice and I really hope you enjoy the final result.

I started with my current full coverage foundation routine, which includes the Catrice Velvet Finish Collection (concealer, foundation and powder, I use them all in shade 010). Then, I added some blush on the cheeks using Catrice Illuminating Blush in shade 020 Coral Me Maybe. Then for my brows ... I started with this really cool product, which is called Catrice Long Lasting Brow Definer - it's basically a marker pen for your brows, and it really does last, but I also fixed my brows in place with the Catrice Fixing Brow Wax. I worked on my eyelids next, using the Catrice Absolute Matt Palette and adding a swipe of their Liquid Liner, plus some Lash Extension Volume Mascara. And finally, the lips ... I decided to go for a bright pink shade, and I used Catrice Meet Pinky lipstick from one of their older limited edition collections. Here is the final look ...

I really enjoy Catrice and I've been using their products since they came to Slovenia. They're such an affordable brand that actually makes really high quality items and I've loved everything I've tried from them so far! Recommend it for sure.
What is your everyday makeup look?

Project 10 Pan Update & Empties

Happy Halloween everyone! I was going to do some tutorials, but let's face it - my skills are not all that and I was so busy I could barely fit in blogging at all, hence my short break from this site (sorry about that). I hope you'll spend your day in a creepy haunted house, or whatever floats your boat. I'm going to be talking Project 10 Pan updates today. You may have noticed I've been doing some hauls (and another one's coming tomorrow), but I still haven't broken my ban! I got all of the items during blogger events and for my new job, which I'll speak about in more detail soon. So I actually haven't bought anything, which I'm very proud of, it's been what - a month? Crazy!

That being said, I also wanted to share some empties with you today. This past month, I've managed to go through 5 things and I'm here to give you my opinion on all of them. I mostly have hair care with one body item thrown in. Let's see ...

Starting off with Satinique Anti-Hairfall Shampoo and Conditioner, this is another duo I got at a blogger event. Now I've reviewed both of these already here, but let me quickly say a few things. I have to say I did not notice a difference with my hair falling out. But nonetheless, this duo was really amazing. I often use shampoos and they work well for the first few washes, but later just end up making my hair greasy and straw-like. Not this duo, though - I'm actually sorry I used them up instead of relieved! Would I recommend them? Not if you're dealing with hair loss, yes if you just want an amazing shampoo and conditioner.

Next we have the Dove Refresh + Care Dry Shampoo. I got this ages ago and it took me this long to use it up - honestly, despite Essiebutton and plenty of other Youtubers and bloggers raving about it, it just did not convince me. It smells too strong (classic powdery scent), looks super white and is hard to comb out, plus it makes my hair really stringy. I just don't like it, and I would recommend or repurchase it.

Let's do a positive one now - TIGI Catwalk Oatmeal & Honey hair mask. This baby is perfect for the season as it smells exactly like Christmas. Cinnamon, oranges and honey, yummy. I don't particularly care about the scent of my hair masks, but I do in this case. Plus, it really helps my hair to be extremely soft and very manageable at the same time, which I just love. Worth the hype!

And finally, a Balea Summer Garden Shaving Gel. This is lovely, and so inexpensive. I'm pretty sure this particular one is a limited edition, but you can find others seasonally. I really strongly recommend it, for 1€ you'll be making shaving so much more enjoyable (I know it sounds not-doable, but trust me).

There we go, 5 down - 4 in hair care and 1 in body care. I'm finding it incredibly hard to use up makeup though, especially with all the new stuff I've been adding (not that I'm complaining).
What was the last beauty item you used up?

Guerlain Shalimar Parfum Initial EDP

Let's talk perfumes today. I received a coupon for Salma.si and decided to get two fragrances, both of which I will be reviewing soon. Today's post is dedicated to Guerlain Shalimar Parfum Initial Eau de parfum. This perfume was described to me as sexy beyond belief and something my man would not be able to resist. Did it live up to the claims?

Unfortunately, not for me or Tilen. This perfume is quite powdery, which I don't mind at all, but what bothers me is the patchouli. I am very, very sensitive to this particular note and whenever it is too strong, I find I just cannot enjoy the scent. This was a blind buy and I was really hoping patchouli would not be too strong, but it is and I cannot wear it at all. That being said, I can still appreciate a good fragrance regardless of my personal tastes and I can honestly tell you this is a beautifully crafted, luxurious fragrance. Patchouli blends with notes of vanilla and iris, sweet caramel and nutty tonka bean to make an interesting mix of sweetness and powder along with some aromatic woody notes. Interesting.

While this perfume is not for me, I'm sure many women would enjoy it. I also think it could be extremely sexy when worn by a confident woman ... Give it a try. Available on Salma.si from 37,90€.
Do you like patchouli?