Review of NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Transylvania and Intense Butter Gloss in Berry Strudel:

Hello everyone! 🙂 NYX is one of those brands that I’ve heard so much about and I’ve always wanted to try but never been able to find… until last month. So, when the post man arrived last week with my first NYX order from Feelunique I was really excited. Here are my reviews of my new NYX liquid lipsticks:

• NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Transylvania:

It’s a very bold and pigmented color between black and burgundy, a beautiful shade! The product has a creamy texture at first, but then the finish is really matte, and so comfortable to wear that once it’s dried down you forget it’s even there.

It has long lasting properties and the wand applicator is very easy to use (I have tested it and I can honestly say that it lasts for about 6 hours without fading – if you don’t eat or drink).

I would also say that the final result is almost like a light film of paint on your lips, absolutely amazing!

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream is a great, highly pigmented, long lasting and matte finish liquid lipstick that’s a true beauty bargain! 

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•NYX Intense Butter Gloss in Berry Strudel:

I love the color and the sweet smell of this amazing lip gloss! In fact, all the Butter Gloss shades are named after desserts and they are lightly fragranced, too.

They are also highly pigmented and come in a great variety of sheer shades as well as some neutrals.

The NYX Intense Butter Gloss has a long lasting, moisturizing texture and the wand applicator is very easy to use (I have tested it and I can honestly say that it lasts for about 6 hours without fading – if you don’t eat or drink).

Keep in mind that this is a liquid lipstick and it has a very “fluid” creamy texture, so I would recommend using a lip contouring pencil before applying it because the product can bleed outside the lip lines after an hour or two of wearing it.

The only not-so-great-thing about the NYX Intense Butter Gloss is that it feels a little bit sticky at first, but once you’ve applied it and it’s dried down it doesn’t feel uncomfortable on the lips.

Other than that, NYX Intense Butter Gloss is a good, highly pigmented and long lasting lip gloss that’s a true beauty bargain.

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Review of Bumble & Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Primer:

Hello everyone! 🙂 Today it’s a hairday review so we are going to talk about my beloved B&B Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Primer!

Who is it for?

It’s designed for everyone who has thick, dry, damaged and/or frizzy hair. Plus, it’s perfect for everyone who wants a pre-styler that protects, conditions, and eases styling your hair. 

What’s good about it?

First of all, I love the texture of this product! It is dense, but when you apply it, this creamy primer feels instantly so soft and silky on your hair that you can’t (and won’t) stop touching it! 😉

This amazing hair primer is infused with a blend of 6 feather-light oils, (Grapeseed, Safflower Seed, Sweet Almond, Macadamia Nut, Argan and Coconut oil); they all work to soften, silken, detangle and de-frizz your locks, without weighing it down or greasing it up.

It will also protects your hair against heat-styling, UV-radiation and every kind of breakage.

The bottle has a spry applicator to apply the product directly on your hair, but my tip to use it at its best is this: spritz it 3/4 times directly on your hands, warmth slightly with your palms and then apply it on your strands.

You can use it on your wet or dry hair, but either way I would recommend to focus especially on your lengths and ends and be extremely careful with your roots and scalp because it is super moisturizing and, if you have normal/oily scalp, it can make your roots look greasy.

The B&B Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Primer has also a very nice, light and fresh scent, so your hair will be beautiful and slightly perfumed, too.

You can buy it here: US UK IT

What’s not so good about it?

At the beginning I wasn’t sure this product would help my dry and damaged hair, but then I started to use it 2 times per week and I fell madly in love with it! 🙂

Also, with a product that is aimed at revitalizing and moisturizing dull-looking and dry hair, the worry can be that your locks will look too oily after applying it. But fear not, because this primer delivers just the right amount of oil to leave your hair looking perfectly nourished but not greasy.

And I know, it is pricey but well worth your money to have beautiful silky hair, plus a little bit of it goes a long way, believe me!

Final thoughts!

I would recommend the B&B Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Primer for all the girls that, like me, love to bleach or dye or change the color of their locks very often. This primer will give your hair a final boost of nourishment, leaving your locks beautifully shiny, healthy and soft.

Moreover, this product, in combination with a great conditioner (like this one), will bring your dry and damaged hair back to life!


Final Vote:

  

5 on 5 stars

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St. Valentine’s Menu:

Hello everyone:) This Sunday it’s Valentine’s day!Whether you are planning to cook some impressive dishes for your loved ones or to create a lovely dinner for your friends , today I’m going to post some ideas for a romantic dinner menu with amazing Italian recipes.

  

To break the ice – Citrus Limoncello Martini Cocktail:  

Super fresh but not too sweet, perfect to break the ice and start the conversation with your partner/partners in crime! 😉 

Here is the video recipe.

To start – Arancini (rice croquettes) Appetizer:  

This is a very common ad tasty appetizer in Italy, made with rice, tomato paste and ragù bolognese with mozzarella cubes inside. I assure you that with this recipe you will touch the heart (and the belly) of your beloved ones! 

Here is the video recipe.

To get you in the mood – Seafood Spaghetti (the main dish):  

Wow your guest/s with this delicate, but delicious dish.

With all this variety of seafood you will almost be able to smell the scent of the Mediterranean sea thanks to the squids, scampi and parsley! 

Here is the video recipe.

To impress – Lady’s Kisses (baci di dama) Dessert: 

  

These are traditional biscuits from Piedmont. They are made with a decadent chocolate cream, a scent of orange blossoms, almonds and a pinch of salt! Chocolate certainly holds undertones of romance so this is a great idea to finish your Valentine’s dinner.

Here is the video recipe.

Last touch, turn off the TV and your smartphone, turn down the lights and turn on soft slow music and now… enjoy your dinner and your company.

Hope your Valentine’s day will be an amazing one this year! 🙂 

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Review of the La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra Intense Soothing Care Moisturizer:

Hello everyone 🙂 today we are going to talk about La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra Intense Soothing Care Moisturizer:

Who is it for?

Everyone who wants a very lightweight, non-oily moisturizer that will hydrate and soothe in a very simple way, leaving your skin with a smooth and soft feeling. 

What’s good about it?

This great product has been specifically formulated for skin that’s oily or combination, but at the same time sensitive, allergic or prone to redness.

So, those with this skin type will appreciate in particular the lightweight consistency of this moisturizer, which offers just enough hydration for dry areas, yet absorbs quickly and perfectly into your skin without leaving a greasy and uncomfortable feeling.

I love to use it in my evening skincare routine (or even in the morning, during this cold winter days) after a chamomile base toner which will also help to reduce my redness and repair my acne scars.

So it’s an amazing product for combo/oily/prone-to-acne skins, because this moisturizer will give you just enough hydration for your “crazy” skin to layer over spot formulas, strong acne treatments creams or even to put on beneath your makeup.

According to La Roche-Posay official website: “… the formula has intense soothing and moisturizing powers and it is enriched with Glycerine, Shea Butter, La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water and Neurosensine, an active ingredient which targets coetaneous irritation mechanisms (…)”

Obviously it’s a non-comedogenic product. And it has 0% preservatives, parabens, fragrance, alcohol, colorant and lanolin. 

What’s not so good about it?

Personally I don’t like the applicator, and the packaging. The product is dispensed from a pump-action bottle, that seems nice and convenient at first (and it really is when the container is full), but when you clearly see that you have a little amount of product stuck at the bottom of the plastic bag inside the bottle, right then the applicator will stop working. And believe me when I say that open the bottle to collect the last drops of fluid is a nightmare! 

Final thoughts!

This is a great choice for people who don’t have a clue about how to moisturize their oily/combo/prone-to-acne skin and also affordable enough for teens looking for effective skincare. With daily use, you will begin to notice an improvement in skin sensitivity, redness and overall skin discomfort.

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AQUA / WATER•ISOCETYL STEARATE•SQUALANE•BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER / SHEA BUTTER•DIMETHICONE•GLYCERIN•ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE•PENTYLENE GLYCOL•PEG-100 STEARATE•GLYCERYL STEARATE•CETYL ALCOHOL•DIMETHICONOL•SODIUM HYDROXIDE•ACETYL DIPEPTIDE-1 CETYL ESTER•ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER


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4stars on 5

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