I should have known that I will end up buying some new make up and skincare items during my trip. Some of the products I bought are not available in country I live in, others were slightly cheaper. Overall, I’m pretty happy with the products I bought.
Eveline Cosmetics Hyaluronic Micellar Water
19.99 PLN/~€4.44 for 650 ml
I’ve used Eveline Cosmetics Hyaluronic Micellar Water before and it was a great product to remove my make up and clean my skin. This huge bottle provides good value and will last me for a while and I’m okay with that, since I’m finishing up my previous micellar water and I don’t plan to get more any time soon.
Nivea Cleansing Milk w/ Almond Oil
11.99 PLN/~€2.66 for 200 ml
Nivea Almond Oil Cleansing Milk
Bielenda Bio Vegan Nail Care Nail Conditioner
16.99 PLN/~€3.78 for 10 ml
My nails have to go through a lot daily with my work and Iwas thinking about getting a nail conditioner in form of a nail polish, so when I saw this Bielenda Bio Vegan Nail Care Conditioner, I decided to try it out. It dries very quickly and it’s one coat conditioner. Bielenda recommends reapplying it every 2-3 days, when needed. It dries down transparent and it gives nice, healthy glow to the nails.
Bielenda CBD Day & Night Cream
28.99 PLN/~€6.44 for 50 ml
I finished my face cream during holidays, which was a surprise to me, because I knew I would finish it but I hoped it would last till the very last day of the trip. Unfortunately that wasn’t the case, so I bought this Bielenda CBD Day & Night Face Cream. It is on a cheaper side of the skincare scale but it is a decent brand. The cream itself is lightweight and absorbs pretty fast. It also doesn’t have a strong scent, so I’m happy with it.
Fluff Make Up Removing Balm Raspberry & Almond
16.99 PLN/~€3.78 for 50 ml
As you can see this haul is very heavy on make up removing products and cleansing. I wanted to try one of those balms that melt off your make up, and then I saw this brand I’ve never seen before. With my current night skincare routine I sometimes struggle to get my mascara off completely and this Fluff balm seems like everything I need to do that. It takes off my make up in seconds and doesn’t sting my eyes, which I was afraid that it may do. I’m a fan!
The only downside is that it is heavily scented like yogurt with berries. It’s a nice scent but if I wanted to avoid products with fragrance, I would not have bought it.
Fluff Wild Blueberries Facial Cleansing Mousse
19.99 PLN/~€4.44 for 50 ml
As we know by now, there’s not enough cleansing products in my life. After seeing how well Fluff balm worked, I decided that I also want to try their Facial Cleansing Mousse. It also has a smell but less intense than make up removing balm. It felt funny to use it for the first time. It reminded me more of a dessert than skincare product. It feels nice on the skin and leaves it clean but I have to be careful not to use too much.
Make Up Products
NYX Professional Translucent HD Finishing Powder
44.99 PLN/~€10.00 for 8 g
I’m finishing up my powder foundation (if you follow me on Instagram, you can see the pan I hit) and unfortunately my shade is nowhere to be found, so I decided to find a translucent pressed powder, till I can find something that suits me. My choice was NYX Professional Translucent HD Finishing Powder.
NYX Professional Worth the Hype Mascara
38.99 PLN/~€8.66 for 7 ml
I have one open and one back up mascara that unfortunately is waterproof and I recently found out that my eyes react terribly to waterproof mascaras, so I decided to get this NYX Worth the Hype mascara as a back up as well, just in case I have a bad reaction again.
NYX Professional Soft Matte Lip Cream in Montreal
15.99 PLN/~€3.55 for 8 ml
This NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Montreal is a product that I got for more than 50% off than what I would pay for it at home. Color reminds me of liquid lipsticks I would buy in the past constantly. It is comfortable on the lips, as it doesn’t completely dry down like a liquid lipstick would do. It wears down nicely and I didn’t have any problems with reapplying it during the day. The only thing I noticed is that it bled a little in one tiny spot, so it wasn’t a big deal.
For You Beauty Make Up Sponges
8.99 PLN/~€2.00 for 6 sponges
My old Real Techniques make up sponge is not only stained to the point it constantly looks dirty, but also it started tearing, so I decided to throw it out on my last day of holidays and try out those very cheap For You Beauty sponges from Rossmann. Less than €2 for 6 make up sponges is a great value and after using them couple times already I can tell that they’re fine but not as good and firm as Real Techniques, so when I’m done with this 6 pack, I’ll go back to Real Techniques make up sponge.
19.99 PLN/~€4.44 per candle
Last but not least, I’ve purchased some scented candles from Air Wick Botanica line. Scents I’ve gotten are Caribbean Vetiver & Sandalwood and Vanilla & Himalayan Magnolia.
Nice thing about those candles is that they not only smell good but I can also reuse the jars when I remelt my old candles.
I was afraid that by getting all of those new stuff, I will just clutter my bathroom more, since I have plenty of products sitting there. That’s not the case and I’m happy about it. I was able to incorporate cleansing products in my skincare routine in a way that old and new products wouldn’t suffer from being put away in the waiting line.
But I have to admit, after I made this purchase I felt guilty. I will have to update my make up inventory and numbers will go up, even though I’m actively using up products. Beside this purchase, I also received some beauty products as a gift from my mother, because apple doesn’t fall far from the tree 🙈