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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Juicy Couture Couture La La EDP

I fell in love with the bottle first, and then the scent...

I was browsing salma.si as you do when I came across Juicy Couture Couture La La Eau de Parfum. It was a good price, and I had always wanted a Juicy Couture perfume... So I decided to pick it up. The price is 35,60€ for 100 ml, whereas JC perfumes are mostly way more expensive, so I thought it was a good deal. I hadn't smelled the perfume previously, but the notes seemed good so I was pretty sure I would like it. The perfume arrived and I unwrapped it so excitedly I managed to tear the box, haha. I sprayed the perfume immediately & here are my thoughts...


Couture La La is a light floral scent with some fruit notes that I'm pretty sure anyone and everyone would like. It's very light & inoffensive, stays on my skin for 3-4 hours. The scent is predominantly floral with notes of lily of the valley and lovely orange blossom, along with some violet leaf and not very strong musk. The green apple adds a nice zing to the fragrance and mandarin orange makes it sparkle. Couture La La is one of those scents that would be perfect for a gift. It's beautiful & pretty, nothing groundbreaking but still a scent I love having in my collection. 


The bottle of the perfume is absolutely stunning as well, I just love looking at it on my vanity. It's quite a heavy glass bottle with a bow and rhinestones and a pretty cap, decorated with silver accents instead of the usual gold, while the juice itself is a light pink color.

I adore this fragrance, even though it's not groundbreaking or out of this world special. If you want to break out of the gourmand zone, this is a lovely one to try.
Which perfume are you wearing today?

Friday, July 24, 2015

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Light Moisturizer & Eye Cream Review

I've spoken about my skin quite a few times on the blog. As you might know, I've suffered with acne in the past, and in 2015 it got way worse because of some medication I was on. I finally switched it and now my skin is looking a bit better, though it's still combination/oily and a little problematic. But in the summertime, I often don't feel like using agressive acne treatments, and that's where this line by Vichy comes in.

As soon as I got the package with these two products for review, I fell head-over-heels in love. They have absolutely gorgeous packaging, and as I've said before, Vichy is my favorite skincare brand, so I was excited with good reason! So what did I think of the products?

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Hidration - Light Cream

This moisturizer has the most lovely scent, light and kind of old school, so nice! It's an extremely light texture which feels like nothing on the skin. I apply a small amount, because it's really hydrating despite its lightness. It sinks in fast & doesn't leave an oily trace on the skin. The product is somewhat mattifying on my matte skin and great under makeup or by itself. What I love most is the way it makes my skin feel - light, refreshed and cool. I hate heavy moisturizers and this definitely isn't one, it's just great, especially for summertime! You can find this moisturizer on FeelUnique for about 25€.

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Awakening Eye Balm

I need to start using eye creams more, and this Vichy offering is the perfect way to get into using eye products! It's so light and so cooling, it's a joy to use... I just love the instant cooling & soothing sensation it gives me. Definitely a great product and I'd like to point out it doesn't irritate my eyes at all & I wear contacts! If anything, it feels like a treat to use it after a long day. Just a great product for tired eyes. It also makes my undereyes look less dry and less 'creased' if you know what I mean, and is great under makeup as well. Available on FeelUnique for about 21€.

I hope you give this line a try, or anything else from Vichy for that matter, I'm a huge advocate of their products. They definitely work well for me!
What is your favorite skincare line for the summertime?

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Heidi Swapp Memory Planner

Hands up if you love planning!

Personally, I never got into the planning trend in school. All of my classmates had planners, but I couldn't get into it - instead, I would have loads of notebooks to write in. But a few years ago, I got into writing to-do lists and they really increased my productivity. 

Choosing a planner

This year, planning seems to have exploded on Youtube and Instagram as well as blogs. I'm not ashamed of saying I got sucked into the hype, because it's a fun obsession to have! :) I ended up researching planners for months. Of course, my first obsession was Erin Condren, but in the end I just didn't fall in love with it. It's too colorful and messy for me, and I just don't love it. I looked at tons of others like Kikki K (overpriced if you ask me), Inkwell Press (currently out of stock) and Happy Planner... I finally found this obscure planner called Heidi Swapp Memory Planner.

How to get Heidi Swapp in Europe?

This is a US planner which can be found in Michaels for about $25. Okay, that's fine and dandy, but how do you get one in Europe? I searched high and low, looked at numerous websites, Etsy, Ebay and Amazon... Here's the thing: you won't get this for a good price in Europe. I settled on a German site called Stempelmeer and still overpaid (I'm embarrassed to admit it was over 35€ + shipping). But I had some money in my Paypal account and this was the perfect way to spend it... RIGHT?

The shipping was insanely fast, I ordered on Thursday and it arrived today (Tuesday). The planner is freaking gorgeous, even prettier than I imagined. Beautiful inserts, nice and not-too-thick-not-too-thin paper, beautiful exterior... I'm totally in love. Now to stop myself from buying all the stickers in the world... Speaking of those, I really like the site Hey Little Magpie, and might place an order soon!

Here we go - my first planner. I'm excited to fill it with pretty things & notes. Let me know if you'd like to see some planning posts! I'm even considering a video... *gasp*!
Do you use personal planners? Which ones?

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Mini Asian Lipstick Haul


I finally got my package from Ebay which I ordered in MAY! Good grief, that took absolute ages but I'm so happy to finally have these gorgeous lipsticks. I'm so sorry for the pic spam but I just had to take loads, I love these so much.

So, I was tempted after reading Sara's blog and especially this post to order some Asian goodies for myself. Since I often have money stuck in my Paypal account, I thought it would be the perfect way to find out what Asian makeup products are like.

Obviously, we all know I'm a lipstick junkie - it's probably not too much of a surprise I ordered three, right?! :) Let's see what I got.

Secret Kiss Sweet Glam Tint Glow in Lollipop Pink

These totally remind me of Dior Addict lipsticks, which is the reason why I got one. it's quite sheer but not unnoticeable, it still has some pigmentation. Very moisturizing. I bought it for around $9 on Ebay here.

Etude House Dreaming Swan Dear My Blooming Lips - shade #PP502

This is absolutely gorgeous! My favorite out of the three for sure. Look at the gorgeous packaging, they really went all out with this one. Love the color too, it's more of a muted pink which will look beautiful in the fall. Bought on Ebay for around $8, find it here.

Etude House Sweet Recipe Dear My Jelly Lips - shade #JPK003

Sooo pretty... It looks very scary, but is actually quite sheer & such a lovely color, perfect for a wash of pink on the lips. I approve :) And again, that lovely packaging. Paid $9 here.

I was also pleasantly surprised when I found loads of samples in my packages! You can see them on the last photo. I'd definitely love to order again, but it's kind of annoying having to wait this long for products... I'm sure that won't stop me, though!
Have you tried any Asian cosmetics?

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