First impressions from Essence. Is it only high-end make-up worth the hype?

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And I can answer already NO. So many times in my life happened that expensive and luxurious product wasn’t as good as it was promoted. At least me, I like to mix my cosmetic bag with expensive and drug store products, because if you have an amazing product for 3 EUR, why you shouldn’t use it just because it’s not high-end, right?!

So today, want to talk about some products from Essence. I bought everything what you can see in a picture today, and have been using only 1 the same product before. Let’s start with face products and Kabuki brush.

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Essence Camouflage 2in1 Powder& Make-up. High coverage, instant matt and long-lasting. Shade- 30 vanilla beige. Haven’t used it yet normally, just swapped a bit on my hand and on my cheek. What caught my attention when I took it in my hands, that it has a big mirror and looks very delicate. The powder itself is really lightweight and covers quite good. Will see how it will last on my face with a proper make-up during the day. So if you will be interested, let me know in a comments bellow if I should make a new blog post about the long-lasting.

Next one is Essence Satin Touch Blush. Shade 30 satin bronze. Also very delicate and simple packaging. The shade seems also to be perfect for contouring your nose and forehead. On a hand looks very natural and fresh as it has some kind of shimmer (but not too much!). Definitely will give some pretty glow for my cheeks.

Last but not least is a pastel blue Essence Kabuki Brush. I love the colour of it, so didn’t cared about the quality, but when I tried it looked as a decent make-up brush. The bristles are super soft and it should be perfect for bronzing up your face, decolte and neck. Can’t wait to give a normal try for it!

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As I said, before I have tried only one product which I re-purchased again and it’s not first impressions any more. It’s Essence Prettifying Lip Oil with Jojoba Oil. It is very similar to Clarins lip oils and for me personally was the same result for my lips. It non sticky, gives a natural shine and moisturizes your lips. very nice product!

Currently I am obsessed with lip liners so really wanted to try these ones as well. I got in a Shades 07 cute pink (the darker one) and 12 wish me a rose. Love how they describe the shades! 🙂 So, the lip liners are very soft and easy to apply. Just need to sharpen up a little bit more. Seems like it will be long-lasting which is perfect for every day use when it’s not a dark colour.

And the last ones are two lipsticks in a super nice nude’ish but pink’ish colours. Will be so nice for the early autumn to go to work! First one is Essence Colour&Care Lipstick with Avocado ButterShade 03 Life’s my runway. (again the name!! <3) Suuuuuuper soft and velvety lipstick. Has a berry scent and you want to eat your lips! 🙂 As it has avocado butter as well, it should nourish a lot your lips as well and has a buttery shine.
Last lipstick is Essence Sheer&Shine. Shade 12 Candy love. Also very soft and a has kind of a ‘wet look’ finish, both of the lipsticks are non-sticky. More a pinky shade but it feels comfortable on a lips and will go perfectly with my floral dress!

And that was it. To conclude wanna say, that not only expensive and high-end make up is good. You can find great products also from drug store make-up. Especially if you are a student or you are on a budget, it’s great and cheap way to have the products you want and need, test some new ones and obviously save some money as well. Cause for all these products I wrote today, I spent less that 10EUR, because it was under 50% discount and I couldn’t be more happier even that I should really stop buying make-up. But it made me happy equally when I spent less than 10EUR or when I spend 100EUR.

Hope you enjoyed and talk to you soon!
Love,
Enrika xx

Dr. Konopka’s skin care 

Hello my dear readers! Hope you are enjoying this lovely afternoon! Today want to talk shortly about some skin care products from Dr. Konopka’s and it’s in a collaboration with a Lithuanian store Elevita. First time I tried this eye cream in Moscow and I felt in love with the product and design so was really happy to try out some other Dr. Konopka’s products. You can read more about it in  My morning routine post, so there is no need to talk about it more now.

Next product is Face Moisturizing Commage. It’s like a scrub, but a little bit softer. What I like a lot, that you need just a little bit of the product for your face and it removes all the dead skin super softly, without making any redness for your face. It consists of herbal essence 49, chamomile extract, water lily and it’s perfect not only for dry and sensitive skin, but also for a bit oily. If you apply the right face cream afterwords, you can feel the immediate result after 1 time use.

Following next I’m using at the moment Calming Face Cream. Very soft and creamy, so you don’t need a lot of product as well. I love the smell, which is delicate and not strong at all, keeping in mind that it’s all natural. The face cream consists of herbal essence 54 and organic yarrow extract. It’s perfect for oily and normal skin as well. I use it even as a night cream and every morning I can see that i don’t have any dark circles or puffiness on my face. I look fresh and ready to start a new day.

All of the products has a very friendly price, you can see it at Elevita web-shop. I’m already making a huge shopping list, because want to try their shampoos, tonic, hand creams and much more. And all of the products are Vegan as well as 98.9% are natural ingrediants!

Follow me on instagram @worldbyenrika to see more pictures from Elevita shop.

Thank you for reading!
Love,
Enrika

 

What is in my summer make up bag?

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Hello Loves!

First of all, I will try to make this blog post short, because I have a feeling that it might become way too long! 🙂 Today want to share with you my main make up which  I use during the summer. Some of the products are brand new for me but already beloved ones in my makeup bag ❤

If some of you doesn’t know, in my previous blog post I talked about my Morning Routine, and wrote that my skin never felt so good as it is at the moment, that’s why you won’t find any foundation in my make up bag any more, at least for now.

 To add some colour and brightness I use Loreal Glam Nude CC cream. It gives nice shade and covers any redness if I get during the day.  Very nice and light product, which you can also use as a primer for your foundation. But as it has some colour pigments I wear it alone.  On top of that, I add just a little bit of Insta Flawless skin tint from Rimmel. It’s brand new product in my make up bag, which I absolutely adore. Don’t know how well it primes (as you can also use it as a primer), but it gives a super natural and healthy glow for your skin and also perfects the skin colour. I have in a shade LIGHT MEDIUM 006. 

To brighten up a little bit my under eye are I use either Nude Magique BB Concealer from Loreal or Wake Me UP Anti-Fatigue Concealer from Rimmel. Loreal concealer it’s much lighter and it has a nice metallic bubble applicator, which calms your skim immediate and from Rimmel it has much more coverage and gives more luminous to your skin. Perfect concealer if you have dark circles, as it has some Vitamin C.

As for the bronzer, I’m currently using  Summer of Love from I ❤ Makeup, it reminds a lot to one of the heart bronzers from Too Faced, and can guarantee that the results are almost the same. So it’s a great dupe if you want to save up some money:) It has shimmer and some highlighter as well. Talking about highlighters, I still can’t stop using my all time favorite Wibo Strobing Make Up Shimmers Kit. I wrote about it on my March favorites, so you can read more about it here. And one more highlighter which I use time to time is from Loreal- Face Illuminating Powder in colour Wild Glow. Also a very light product. Gives a nice golden glow to your skin and you can build it up for a stronger effect.

Talking about my eyebrows, I use 3 products. Very cheap but such a good quality that I can’t stop re-purchasing it. I start with the Eyebrow Gel (colour 01 brown) from Essence. You can shape and create a nice form of your eyebrows and also add some light colour to it. After I shape my brows, I use Eyebrow Stylist Set  (colour 01 natural brunette style) from Essence as well. It nicely fills up any empty spots and adds a stronger colour to it. And finally to sett everything I use Tinted Brow Mascara from NYX. So I know, that my eyebrows will stay in place trough the whole day.

Old time favorite mascara primer, which I re-purchased already 3 times is Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum. No words needed for that- The Best and nothing will change it. For mascara currently I’m using The Classic Volume Express from Maybelline. I bought it in Moscow, and really liked it, so still using and enjoying my long and curved lashes. Good mascara, definitely worth to try!

Last but not least, are my favorite products for the lips. Ultra- Nourishing Lip Balm from Nuxe makes yors lips mega soft, it also has a bit of a strong scent of honey and some citrus, which can be a bit annoying for some of you. But a very good quality lip product, I also apply it every night before I go to sleep, so I know that my lips will be nourished during the night, and I will still feel that softness in a morning.  Another lip product I love is Lip Perfector from  YSL, you can wear it alone and have some nice natural glow on your lips, or wear it under your make up. It moisturizes, hydrates and makes the lip contour more visible. You can also use it instead of the lip liner for the day. And as a lip gloss I use Smooth Kiss, Glossy Lip Butter from VIctoria’s Secret. Smells like citrus vanilla and gives you a very nice and long lasting shine for your lips.

And I guess, that was it. All my favorite products from my make up bag, I use almost every day, if not all together at once at least some of it partly. Have you tried any of it? What are your ideas? Share your favorites on your instagram and tag me as @worldbyenrika would love to see what you like.

Thank you for reading and talk to you soon!

Love,
Enrika

 

My new morning routine ❤ 

Hey Loves! Hope all of you are great and already planning your Summer 🙂 I was AGAIN so busy lately that totally didn’t had time to write any blog post. I need to become better at this-promise!

But for today, I want to talk about my new favorite skin products which I bought on my trip to Moscow, don’t know if I should make a huge cosmetics haul on what I have bought there? If you would be interested in that write in the comment section bellow! 🙂 What I can tell  you is that after I have tried everything what I have bought there, I could see the results after one night already. And when I think about the price I paid there (Ridiculously low!) and the immediate result on my face I started questioning myself what a hell I was spending hundreds for Chanel or Estee Lauder creams and could see just a small difference on my face and now the immediate improvements of my skin!

All these 3 products which you can see in a pictures are natural. In a beginning it was more like a stylish thing to buy only organic and natural products, but when you start using it every day and you see the changes in your skin and body (also talking about food) you realize that it’s not fashion- it’s your health!

Let’s start with the Natura Estonica- Sophora Japonica Face Serum.  It’s 95,5% natural, with no parabens and no mineral oils. It makes the skin smooth and elastic, by leaving a really nice scent on your skin. On their website it says ‘Bio-lotus extract tones skin and improves its complexion. The special complex of active ingredients moisturizes skin and prolongs youth.’  And I can definitely agree on that. It improved my complexion and the skin became much more radiant!

After I applied face serum, next step I do is to apply my moisturizer.  Found the best face cream from Organic Kitchen- Wake Up Moisturising Face Cream. Here is what it says on their website: ‘ This is a hydrating face cream with grape seed oil and organic snowdrop extract. It helps to keep your skin moisturised and prevents dehydration. Regular use of the cream gives your skin an energy boost and makes it glow with health. It makes your skin soft and silky smooth, has pronounced rejuvenating and regenerative properties.
Grape seed oil contained in the cream has a revitalising effect. It stimulates skin regeneration and renewal, makes it smoother, copes with dryness and flaking, accelerates the healing of minor skin injuries. Organic snowdrop extract helps the skin to retain moisturise and provides it with vitamins and minerals. The cream is enriched with coconut oil and sunflower seed oil.’  

It definitely smells like grapes which is awaking in the mornings. My skin feels fresh and soooo moisturized. You can see immediately the natural glow and it reduced acne as well. Perfect cream before applying any make up and it is this kind of cream when you want to apply and apply over again. When I see how beautiful my skin looks I even don’t want to apply any foundation and it’s all thanks to this cream!

The last step is my under eyes. New favorite is DR. Konopka’s regenerating eye cream. It’s vegan and natural! Here is what it says on their website: ‘This restorative eye cream uses Dr. Konopka’s special organic herbal essence № 49. With vitamins and mineral nutrients that are essential to nourish and gently repair delicate skin around the eyes. Combined with angelica extract it helps to slow down the natural aging process, leaving skin firm and tight.

My under eye area becomes very soft and you can feel that the skin becomes firm and tight for sure. Removes the dark circles, that’s why I don’t need to use concealer any more for daily basis or a foundation, because finally my skin looks all day long fresh, moisturized, and has a healthy glow. The result is thanks to these 3 key players in a mornings and of course my evening routine as well!

Keep updated for my evening routine to see what had made my face skin to recover and look healthy!

Here are the websites for all these 3 products:
Natura Estonica- Sophora Japonica Face Serum here
Organic Kitchen- Wake Up Moisturising Face Cream here
DR. Konopka’s regenerating eye cream here

Thank you for reading and talk to you soon ❤
Yours,
Enrika

 

March Favorites 2017!

 

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March passed so fast that it is crazy!! And it is my first monthly favorites I am doing on a blog. So  grab a cup of coffee or tea and I hope you will enjoy reading my March favorites!  If you will have any tips for me, leave them in a comment section bellow.

Don’t want to make this post too long, so let’s better start with the first item which is my all time favorite Face Primer Plus (illuminating base) from Estee Lauder.

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I love it not only because it makes my skin smooth and perfectly prepares my skin for foundation application, but my skin becomes radiant and healthy looking. You can also wear it alone, because it will hide all the pores and impurities if you have it on your skin. Your skin will glow very naturally even under a thin layer of foundation.

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Next this month favorite is Diorskin Forever foundation. It gives your skin a light matte finish, but also with a healthy glow. If you will use it daily, it will reduce the pores from your skin, which is perfect if you are having a breaking skin. What I love mostly about this foundation, that it is so easy to find the right shade as it has 28 in total. It last for almost all day and your skin does not feel tight. It will give you a second skin feeling for sure. For me to reach the perfect finish was using a damp beauty blender and not the brush.

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Talking about the brows, I have 2 favorite products for them. One is a tinted brow brush from Nyx and this Brow Luminizer from Eylure. It has 2 endings, one of them is matt-nude shade and another end is a highlighter. Not too thick, not too light, perfect for everyday use to enhance the light of your eyebrows. Also it makes all the make up to look more set up and cleaner.

 

  Continuing with the face, I cannot not to mention this amazing and budget friendly Strobing Make Up Shimmers Kit from Wibo. I got it as a present from my mum after New Years, and as you can see from two highlighter shades I was using it a lot. If you apply it in a morning it will last for all day long and will give you an amazing highlight, which you can also use under eyebrows or as a shadow palette if you like a shimmery eyeshadows. It blends very easily, comes with a compact brush and a wide mirror.

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Last, but not least is creamy Rouge Allure Gloss from Chanel, in colour 137 Super Nude. It’s an intense colour lipstick but on the lips looks like a lip gloss. What I love mostly, that it is a long lasting gloss, it stays on your lips for soo long, without drying your lips, as it has a hydrating formula as well. Even if you have a meal or drinks while wearing this lip gloss, you will still see the contour line around your lips.  Shade perfectly fits for every day use and even for the evening if you add a lip liner.

So that was my March favorites, hope you will like it and talk to you soon!

Love,
Enrika

My new and favorite skin care routine

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When I feel that the product is amazing I don’t need to wait a month to make a review. And about these 3 beauties from L’Oreal  I can talk all day long.

First, I have bought a Pure Clay Illuminating Cleansing Gel.  It really does make my skin glow. Removes all the impurities and dirt, but what I like mostly about it, that it smells amazing and after you wash your face it feels so clean. Not all the cleansing gels has the feeling of cleanness, and in my case I like this a lot.

I use it every evening before I go to sleep and in a mornings which helps me to wake up. If you are having a no-makeup day, you will need only your moisturizer on your skin and a smile on a face, because your skin will be glowing and luminous.

So after I was so happy about the cleansing gel, I decided to buy more products and give it a try. Remembering that I wanted a new cleansing milk and my skin toner was almost empty.

Rare flowers packaging and smell bought me so fast! Haha 🙂 When I came home, all I wanted to do was to remove my makeup and try the new products. Starting with the Cleansing Milk which is enriched by calming rose and jasmin extracts was sooo soft on a cotton pad, that I repeated cleaning my makeup twice! 🙂

In a beginning I was quite sure that it won’t remove mascara perfectly, but guess what?! It did, and it was super easy and fast and I was using just a little bit of a product.
It would work even if you are wearing a waterproof mascara.  Another thing what I love is that, after removing the makeup my skin is not feeling dry. Opposite it feels moisturized and sooth.

I guess, you can see already that I am a weirdo when it comes to cleaning the skin, but the last product  I want to tell you about is a Purifying toner. It perfects the makeup removal, softens the skin even more and simply it is a perfect way to end the cleaning routine. It has the same ingredients, it even fits for dry and sensitive skin. And I can guarantee that you will go to sleep with a moisturized,clean, healthy and a glowing skin.

Now it’s only 2 products which I want to try but can’t find anywhere to buy it in Denmark is from the same Rare Flowers category, is a cleansing gel and a makeup removal cream.
If any of you have seen it in Denmark, please let me know in a comment section bellow.

Thank you for reading,
Enrika

 

The perfect duo from L’oreal Paris

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I hope all of you had a lovely Valentines day with your beloved ones. We need to remember that Valentines day can be every day, love yourself and everybody around you, share your smile and happiness, inspire and simply laugh. Out lout! ❤

Today want to talk about the perfect duo from Loreal Paris I got a few months ago. It came together with a red nail polish and a red cosmetic bag, which is very handy and pretty in your black handbag. Lately I am all about the whites, blacks and reds. Especially in the interior as this weekend I am moving with my boyfriend to a new bigger apartment.

This perfect Color Riche 297 Red Passion colour is not too bright and not too dark. Don’t remember when I had such a perfect red shade lipstick. It fits perfectly for a day time and obviously for the night. Has an incredible scent which reminds me of a childhood, when I was looking how my mum is doing her make up or another memory pops out is when I had a dance competitions and I was always wearing a red lipstick.

Keep in mind that it is a long lasting lipstick so it takes time to remove it. What I love about it, that it doesn’t dry out my lips, it feels moisturized and soft and it’s because it has an Omega 3 and Vitamin E in a formula.  I have already a few different shades in my To Buy list. Definitely worth it!

The next one is a False Lash Superstar Mascara. After I got used of using Diorshow mascara primer, now I can’t imagine a day of not using it before applying mascara. But when you are travelling it is more comfortable to have both in one tube. That’s when I felt in love with this mascara- while travelling. It is super comfortable, dries fast, doesn’t leave black marks on the under eye area and most importantly my lashes looks dark, long and it even makes that kind of sexy look.

When I know how difficult for me is to find that right mascara, for this one I can say that I am very very happy ❤

Hope you liked this review, leave you comments in a section bellow and don’t forget to like it. Till the next week from my new apartment and most likely it will be a small tour of it. So keep updated and follow me on instagram @worldbyenrika