понедельник, 17 августа 2015 г.

L'Oreal Top Coat Flower Boheme In Coachella

I have L'Oreal Top Coat Flower Boheme in shade Coachella. The bottle is 5 ml, it's not that small. For example, Mavala nail polishes are all 5 ml. And a single Mavala bottle lasts all summer even if you use it both for your manicure and pedicure. So I think this L'Oreal top coat will last for at least several months.

Sometimes you don't want that cute flower-shaped glitter on every nail - it may be more sweet and girly than you currently prefer. And you can easily avoid it, just use some other glitter particles that cling to the brush.

The flowers tend to fall on the bottom of the bottle, but it's not that hard to fish them if you want one (or a couple) on a particular nail.

I love how the top coat looks on the red nail polish. These white flowers, aww! They remind me of the oriental silk fabric my mother had years ago. It was sheen bright red with lots of dainty white flowers. And with the top coat the pedicure looks exactly like that gorgeous fabric.

BTW, my toes are not dirty - just tan lines, LOL. I frequently wear strappy sandals this summer. And these white flowers do look amazing with them.

понедельник, 3 августа 2015 г.

Clarins Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover affordable dupe: Green Mama lotion

I've been using Clarins Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover for years. It is gentle, water-like product. No disgusting film on your eyes and on the skin (but afterwards I do always cleanse my face with water, before applying moisturiser). The smell is so subtle I never really notice it. And it removes mascara and other makeup products so easily. Great product overall. The price isn't budget-friendly, but I've been buying it anyway.
And then I've found a dupe. Which is like 8 times cheaper :) The same gentle water-like texture, with barely noticeable smell, and removes makeup just as great as Clarins. The formula is somewhat similar, both products contain cornflower water and camomile extract with gentle surfactants.
It is called Green Mama eye makeup remover lotion cornflower water and oat (Васильковая вода и овес).
The Green Mama eye makeup remover lotion cornflower water and oat still isn't the most affordable eye makeup remover on the market. For example, Garnier micellar cleansing water is cheaper if you compare the price and the amount of the product. But I like the Green Mama one better :) 
Garnier is about $5 for 400 ml, Green mama is about $3 for 100 ml, and Clarins is about $28 for 125 ml.

Currently brand Green Mama can be found mainly in Russia and neighboring countries (Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan). If you happen to travel there, do buy some Green Mama products - hand creams, foot creams, lotions, etc. They can be affordable and delightful gifts from Russia for your friends and family.