Tuesday, May 31, 2016

May's empties

One more month is gone. It was a great one! The previous week I had my one month blog anniversary and I couldn't be less than excited(post). But this month some great and some not - so-much great products are gone as well. So here are my empties and some mini reviews.

Let's begin with the face 

The Body Shop Aloe Eye Defense

One of my favorite eye moisturizers! I said it on the last's month empties (April's)  and I'll say that again. It's hard to find an eye moisturizer let alone a good one. Most of the eye creams are made for anti aging but I don't think I need something like that in my age. So I'm searching and trying new eye cream moisturizers but this is by far one of the best! I'm going to buy that again in a couple of days.

Sostar Moisturizing Face Cream with Aloe, Argan Oil and Urea

Not a big fan of that cream. It has everything I need except it cannot be absorbed fast from my skin. It is inexpensive, I bought it for 3€, which is good, I mean it's a moisturizing cream, it has no reason to be expensive. It is paraben free and not tested on animals, these are the main factors that made me purchase this product. I would not buy that again, but I would like to try this company's line called "Το Γάλα" (=The Milk), which is enriched with donkey milk, aloe vera, calendula and urea. I was using a soap bar with donkey milk like a month ago and I was impressed by the results I saw on my skin so really want to try a cream as well.

Cien Volume Mascara, Extreme Lashes (post) 

One of my favorite mascaras. I said a lot about that product and I tried to keep it as good as new with my trick (post) but enough is enough and now it's gone. But no worries, I have my stash. I have 2 more to go and both of them are shield so I won't be missing it as much as I should. I would buy this mascara again and again and again. When I'll see at the Lidl supermarket they'll have it on sale I am going to buy some more, just in case, you know what I mean.

Bath and body 

Dove invisible dry deodorant

It is said to last for 48 hours but I haven't tested that. To be honest I don't believe that any deodorant lasts that much. It is called invisible because it doesn't leave marks on the clothes, on the under hand area. It is written on that it is tested on 100 colors. I tested that one,not all hundred colors obviously,just the colors I have, and I have to say that is true but don't put that much of the product on your armpit because it might leave a little bit of stain. I would buy that again but not soon because I bought that on a buy two in the price of one offer. I actually don't use my other deodorant daily, I use this more in cases that I need to wear a clothe and I don't want stains on it. I use a Noxzema on a daily basis, which one I love and have been using for years.

perky byly Depil

These are depilatory strips for the body. I'm mostly using Veet but I thought I should try something new this time. They're very good actually, they have 12 strips, they're cheaper than Veet, they're made by ecological ingredients and they smell like chocolate. So nice.... I will definitely buy it again. Definitely value for money and I always prefer ecological products over any other kind of products.

C-THRU Coral Dream,  eau de toilette

A budget friendly brand with a couple of nice perfumes. I used to use this brand mostly when I was in high school but I still buy it now and then. It's lovely with a nice and light smell. I mostly use the coral dream but C-THRU has a couple of other cologne lines that I like. It is not very strong, as it needs extra spraying on the day in order to feel it's there. I think I will buy it again.

Personal care

Vademecum complet

No, I haven't misspelled it, that's the way it's written. Maybe it's French or something. It says that it has pro vitamin complex and protects the gums and the teeth and whatever. I don't care I have sensitive teeth so I should have bought a toothpaste that protects them and only them as that is my problem. Besides that it's a good toothpaste, cleans the teeth nicely, but it's the design I didn't like because it has a weird big lid that's inconvenient. I won't buy that again because I want a toothpaste for sensitive teeth.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Beauty News : Illuminate by Ashley Tisdale

Some great news for the Tizzies around the world. Finally Ashley Tisdale has her makeup line available for purchase! I'm sure all our Tiz makeup addicts couldn't wait for that day. So let's have a closer look at that line.

Ash has created two palettes,  Beach Goddess and Night Goddess both having 12 color for the eyes and cheeks. Ashley said at one of her interviews that there are no rules in those palettes. Everyone can use whatever color of the palette they want and put it as an eyeshadow or as a contouring or highlighter or anything they want. That's something that I already do to be honest with my other palettes and suits me perfect. Besides the palettes she has launched some creamy cheak & lip tint and lip glosses, 6 shades each.

The cosmetics are budget friendly, considering that the palettes cost $18.00 and the blushers/lip tint $9.00 and so do the lip glosses. I haven't find the shipping costs on the Illuminate website but considering that it is made by bh cosmetics I could guess that the fees are written there and everyone can check out what it would cost them depending on their zip code.

You can check out the cosmetics at illuminatecosmetics.com/ and some other stuff like behind the scenes. The products are cruelty free, bh cosmetics bear the leaping bunny symbol.

Sadly I don't owe any Illuminate cosmetics yet, but I am thinking of buying a couple of lip products because all the colors included the palettes I already have another lines, yes but I don't need something like that at the moment. What about you? Do you guys want to buy Ashley's line or have you already made your order? If so what which of them?

This post is in no way sponsored. 
I do not own any copyrights of the pictures.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Review: Nivea Clear-up Strips

I have never used something like this before. So I can't compare it with a similar product. But I wouldn't say that I have a positive review nor negative. My review and opinion is closer to neutral.

So let me begin. I have a couple of large blackheads and many small ones. So I decided to check this product out and see if it could help me get rid of my blackheads overnight. The product promises to take away the blackheads and the oils of the skin, deeply cleaning it. So yes I had to try it. It was written on that it's for all skin types and that was enriched with citric acid, which helps tighten the pores, so I moved to a purchase. The box contains 4 nose strips and 2x2 chin and forehead strips and it cost me 5€.


  1. Wet the area you want to put the strip on
  2. Put the strip, it is being activated by the water 
  3. Let the strip on the skin for 10 to 15 minutes 
  4. Carefully remove the strip. 
 Each strip is for single use only.

It was written on the box that those strips must be used only once per week but on the inside little packages that included the strips, it was written that the strips can be used not more often than three days, which made me understand that I could use them more than once per week. I didn't know what to do and when I try a new product I want to use it correctly so I decided to send a message to Nivea but I never heard back from them. After that I was like ok, maybe it would be better if I will use this one weekly.

1st time I used it

I did all I had to do and when I removed it just a few blackheads were removed from my nose, only one from my forehead and nothing at all from my chin. I was curious why this happened, because it's not that I have a very clear skin, even though I wash it three times a day.I can see my blackheads, and if I try to remove them with my finger it would work. So why the strips weren't working? That's why I decided to put a strip in my mom's nose just to find out that it worked on her. That made me decide to keep on using it. Maybe I did something wrong the first time.

2nd time 

This time I did something wrong for sure. I used it only on my nose but I wet it so much that it wouldn't dry out not even after 20 minutes had it on and of course when I took it off nothing had been removed. This time it was totally my mistake I have to recognize that.

3rd time 

This time I was very careful in order to do it right. I put on the full set, nose, chin and forehead. So when I removed it I saw that this time worked on my nose and forehead but it didn't remove anything from my chin, but when I say it worked I mean it only removed the small blackheads not the bigger ones that much.

Now I have only one strip left, for the nose. I don't want to give up on this product from the beginning because I am not sure yet whether I made mistakes using this or it doesn't do what it promises.

Monday, May 23, 2016

One month blogging!

Hey guys! Today I am celebrating one month blogging! Yaaaaay! That's so exciting! I can't even believe that one month is gone. It was like yesterday I decided to create this blog. You see, I adore cosmetics, make-up and everything that has to do with that so I decided to share with everyone! I want to help others via my reviews and introduce new products that someone might not know. Just to make things clear, all my posts have my own personal opinion and none of them are sponsored. I post mainly about products that I like so most of my reviews are positive.Today I decided to post about myself, just to know me better.

Get to know me 

  • I am 21 years old
  • Virgo 
  • Greek 
  • Drugs, cosmetics and similar products technician 
  • My dream is to be a pastry chef 
  • I love animals and the nature 
  • Favorite colors are black, beige and wine red
  • I write my name as Catherine but here in Greece they call me Katerina 

 So this is it about me. If you want to know more plz ask. Now I have to tell you. I will try to have a nice and pleasant blog content for you to read and I will try to improve my English because yeah, I know, I suck. Also I will try to develop myself as a blogger. Thank you SO much for reading this and feel free to check out my other posts of this month.

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    Wednesday, May 18, 2016


    First of all I want to make it clear. I don't appreciate a light coverage foundation. If I want light coverage I have a bb cream that does the same thing. What I like is a medium to full coverage foundation that it doesn't give a heavy feeling to skin as most of that kind of foundations do. So that's why today I'm reviewing that God send foundation from Vichy.

    I don't have a very good skin, as it is acne prone. Like I haven't said that enough. Well... Oh well..... I have to embrace my flaws or whatever. But when I don't want to embrace them, I want them to be covered. Wearing make-up doesn't help my skin that much, I can see it when I am cleansing it, after a few hours of being all dolled up, it's dull and I have a couple of new zits here and there or just my old ones got bigger.

    The thing is that I love make-up, I'm trying to avoid wearing it as much as I can but it's just impossible for me. I cannot think that I will go out for coffee with friends or a girls night out or even on a job interview without having my make-up done.

    So these are the reasons why foundation is so important to me.

    Enough said about myself let's cut to the chase.I want to talk about the Vichy Dermablend fluid foundation. I know that Vichy is a label that can be trusted by every woman older or younger. It is actually one of my favorites at the moment. This foundation is said to stay for 16 hours but I haven't been wearing it for such a long time. I am also using a moisturizer that I am going to have a review for it asap because I think it deserves it. Well about the foundation. Finally.....


    • It is medium to full coverage 
    • Can be found easily at a drugstore or a cosmetics shop
    • It is tested on sensitive skin
    • It is allergy tested
    • It doesn't have parabens 
    • It is a corrective fluid foundation
    • I use it without concealer as it covers everything needed 


    • It doesn't have a big variety of colors (they're four, as far as I know,:15 opal,25 nude, 35 sand, 45 gold) 
    • Kind of expensive, considering that it costs close to 25€ and we can find way cheaper foundations with a good quality 
    • Vichy is not cruelty free

    I've been using this for about a year and I'm completely satisfied. It is surely one of my best friends. I heard that a new Dermablend foundation was released, the 3D Correction with SPF25 which is for oily and acne prone skin. Sadly, I haven't tried that yet but when this baby is finished I'm going to buy the 3D for sure. I think that we're made for each other.

     This is my personal opinion.
    This post is not sponsored like any other of my posts are.

      Friday, May 13, 2016

      Mario Badescu products vs acne, my story

      I have a great problem with acne since I was 19 years old. I tried almost everything and different kind of products but nothing seemed to help me. I have a post that I talk about it in depth. One day I was searching for acne treatments so I found Mario Badescu. They have that questionnaire on their site that depending the answers you give they send to you, free of charge, some samples of their products that would help you. They are that confident about the results that their products will give you. Unfortunately they don't ship in Greece, where I live, so I had to find out by my self.

      First I bought the Acne Facial Cleanser and it was the best!!!!!! I saw improvement on my skin very fast. The skin feels so nice after the use, so clean. But the best part is that not only my zits were reduced, but my blackheads looked better as well. I saw immediate change of my face, for the better of course. So after three or four days of using it i decided to buy the Glycolic Gel.

      I don't really like acids and staff but this thing does magic. Yeah that's right, it's like the best night treatment I've ever had. I sleep with large zits and the morning after they're reduced by 60% (more or less). My skin is smoother, and so are my skars. They're not vanished but they'll get there eventually, well..... I hope.

      These are the best products I've tried so far for the acne treatment and I'm planning to buy some more Mario Badescu products. Do you have any products that helped you improved your skin? If so leave your comments down below to tell me your story, opinions and advices.

      Mario Badescu products are not tested on animals.

      This is my personal opinion.

      Friday, May 6, 2016

      Makeup products under 10€

      I always love a good bargain, especially when it has to do with a good product. Here are some nice makeup products that cost under 10€.

      L. A. Girl PRO bb cream, 6.70€: I bought this from Beauty Bay a couple of weeks ago and I wasn't sure whether this would be a good cream or not because I haven't seen any reviews of it anywhere so I had no idea what to expect. I have to admit that I made the right choice buying it. It is a light weighted cream that I can wear all day long without feeling it in my skin like many creams like that usually do. I have a pale skin so the color number I bought is GBB941-FAIR. It is 30 ml.

      Essence... all I need concealer pallette, 4.49€ (post) :
      I really love this pallette, it has all the colors I need for my makeup and has a good quality as well! It is 6g. It is made in Europe so it's not supposed to be tested on animals.

      Cien Volume Mascara Extreme Lashes, 1.99€: These products can only be found on a supermarket called Lidl. They're so cheap but everything I tried so far from Cien is very good. I bought this mascara because of its price. Actually I bought two more when I went to Lidl again and I bought a couple of lipsticks that I'm reviewing here, in this post down below. They totally worth the try and I would pay more for that mascara easily! Actually I have bought mascaras close to 20€ that can't beat this one. I use it mostly when I do my nude make up because it has that natural finish. It is 9ml. It is made in Europe so it's supposed not to be tested on animals.

      Manhattan Khol Kajal Eyeliner n17, 3.75€. It is made in Europe as long as I know so you know, animals.
      Davis Accent Lipline pencil n 030-008-011, 1€

      I know Manhattan cosmetics for years and whatever I have bought
      are in good price and have good quality. I chose to buy the grey Khol Kajal Eyeliner because it's a color I didn't have but wanted for a while. I thought that a grey eyeliner would be better if soft because it would be good for a smoky finish. It's very smooth and easy to apply, it's my favorite this period and I use it daily!

      To be honest, I've never heard for Davis Accent cosmetics before I bought the lip liners. A friend of mine introduced me to this label and actually she told me that many of her friends are using those lip liners and they're satisfied, so I decided to try a lip liner. I didn't know how much it costs so when I saw the price I was surprised. Well I put it on and it was great! I bought two more and I'm planning to buy some more in the near future.

      Golden Rose 2000 Lipstick n126, 2.90€,  4.2g
      Golden Rose Velvet Matte Lipstick n7, 3.50€, 4.2g
      Cien Lipstick n 27 Natural Kiss - 36 Matt Rose, 1.90€. Made in Europe
      Nyx Matte Lipstick n MLS32 Siren, 8.45€, 4.5g
      KORRES Cherry Lipgloss n 22 Rose, 9.80€. Made in Europe

      Well, from where should I begin? My favorite lipstick is by far the Nyx Matte Lipstick(post )! It's not as cheap as the others I'm posting but it worths every penny and more! So stable on the lips and such a pretty color! Just love it!!!!!!!!!!! It's not animal tested. 
      One more of my favorite beauty labels with economical prices is Golden Rose. It has so many colors to choose and such good prices that makes you want them all.
       Cien, is a label I told about the mascara and now let's talk about the lipsticks. They're nice, not the best but as good or even better than some other lipsticks I that cost more than 10€. The KORRES lipgloss is very good and stable on the lips for a lipgloss. I really like KORRES when it comes to make up and I love the fact that the products are all natural and as long as I know not tested on animals. I heard some where that KORRES products are being sold to China, where all cosmetics and makeup products must be tested on animals but not sure what KORRES is doing.

      Wednesday, May 4, 2016

      Review:Bio Oil

      Maybe you've heard a lot about this product, maybe you heard nothing. So for you who don't know let me introduce you the Bio Oil. It's a product that promises to reduce scars, wrinkles, stretchmmarks, uneven skin tone and dehydrated skin.I heard some good reviews about it so I decided to buy it. I hoped it would help me with some scars I have on my face from acne. I was expecting for a miracle to happen using it but it didn't help me that much to be honest. The instructions was: use it twice a day. After half of the bottle I used I could see my skin more moisturized than it used to be but the scars were still there.  So I gave it to my mom to try it, maybe it would help her with her wrinkles. Actually it did! The results were unbelievable! My mum is not the kind of person that would pay a lot for a cream so she
       doesn't buy cosmetics that help her with the aging skin. But this oil did help her and actually she asked me to buy her another bottle when the first one was finished. How did it help her? Her wrinkles were smoother and so was her skin. Her skin looked better and moisturized,she could feel it more moisturized too! Now she put it daily to her skin before her cheap cream. Bio Oil is 60ml and costs about 12€.

      An other way to use it. My skin doesn't "like" all creams so it don't absorb them. Well I know this trick. When a cream isn't being absorbed by your skin put a couple drops of oil in it. So when I bought a cream that wasn't being absorbed by my skin I putted 3-4 drops of Bio Oil in it and I mixed it well. After that I put the cream on my face to see if the oil helped it. I was pleased to see that it did help the cream and from now on I wouldn't have to throw away all the creams that couldn't be absorbed by my skin!

      Monday, May 2, 2016


      Yeah it's all I need and I bought it only for 4.49€!  I use it dailly and yeah I know it's obvious from the pic..... It seems extremelly used and I have it only one week! It's an awesome palette with all the colors needed and gives a nice coverage. Colors included:  Beige light/dark, Pink, Green and Yellow. I haven't used the dark beige yet but maybe I will put it in my contouring routine in the figure. Right now I'm using powders for contouring that's why I haven't tried that so far.

      So what should I do with all these colors? Well each one has it's use! Yellow is for the dark shadows under the eye area and pink is for the times the skin looks tired, it brightens it.
      Green is to neutralize the redness on the skin, and beige both light and dark, depending on your skin color,  is to cover the imperfections.

      My way of using it:
      I have some combination tricks when using it. I begin with my eyes.I take my Concealer brush and take some of the pink concealer and make a line from the inner corner of my eye to where my cheek begins. Then I take the yellow concealer and put it under my eyes. I blend them with a concealer sponge. When I'm done with my eyes I start with my face. I take some of the green Concealer and put it on my zits, that are red, I let it dry and then I put the beige concealer on top of the green. Then I start dabbing with my concealer sponge and when I'm done I apply my foundation to the whole face.

      Sunday, May 1, 2016

      HOW TO: Give life to your old mascara again

      Let's face it.... Mascaras dry out very easy, even if have some more product in and most of the times we throw it on the garbage can so that product goes wasted. Well I have this little trick to share with you so this won't happen again. It is very easy and won't take a lot of time to do it. So here's what I do. I just put 2 or 3 drops inside the mascara of a contact lenses solution,  I mix it with the mascara wand and it is ready, good as new. If you don't have an eye contact solution you can use simple eye drops as well,  the ones that are for moisturizing. That easy!

      Keep in mind: Don't use a mascara after more than three months because there's a possibility of infection.