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Rimmel Fix & Perfect Primer and a-england giveaway

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Hey ladies! (assuming no guy actually reads a beauty blog) I’m sorry for not posting for a while, life has been incredibly busy and I felt no enthusiasm for beauty related stuff. So before I get to to the giveaway I wanted to write down a few thoughts on this primer. It’s getting lots of praise all over the net and youtube. So is it any good?

I got this primer probably six months ago as soon as it came out over here. I read a few reviews and the general consensus seemed to be that the 002 “shade” is better as it’s not tinted in any way as 001 (that is slightly pinky). It’s a white potion on the thicker side, with very mild scent and is silicone based. When I first tried it I wasn’t impressed. I used some other primers previously but never felt that they made a huge difference in terms of foundation longevity. Yet the smoothing properties make it easier for a foundation application.

Some primers made my skin break out in the past and this one was no different. The foundation lasted as long as without it and if I used it a few days in a row I would get a few minor break outs. Well, it’s all about application, isn’t it? A few weeks ago instead of applying it with my fingers, spreading it all over my face I used a stippling brush (MAC) and using only half of the usual amount I stippled the primer into my skin. My face didn’t feel as slippery, the foundation lasted definitely longer without caking but most importantly, my favorite foundation tends to settle into my pores when my face gets dehydrated and with this primer stippled into the skin..voila! no pore issues whatsoever. I think this is a very good product if you find a way that works for you and your skin isn’t too oily. Also with the brush application and lesser amount of product used there has been no break outs so far. The price is very reasonable as well.

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What did I forget…oh, I know now… GIVEAWAY 🙂 well, a-england had recently two nail polishes for the price of one and since I got some for myself I thought I will share the varnish goodness. If you would like to win Perceval and Avalon you only need to leave a comment down below and your email or some other way of contacting you, no country limitation. That is it 🙂

The giveaway will be closed on the 11th of Dec so there is a chance you get it before Christmas since the colors are very Christmas appropriate.

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Dámy, já se omlouvám, že se flákám, mám toho nějak moc a kosmetika mě teď nějak nezajímá – což se po překladu toho veledíla, co dělám, určitě napraví 😉

Tento primer od Rimmelu v odstinu 002 jsem si koupila asi před půl rokem poté, co jsem četla několiv oslavných recenzí na natu a youtube. Já jsem nikdy moc z primerů na větvi nebyla, ne že by to bůhvícco dělalo, většinou se mi po několikadenním používání vyrojil nejeden beďar, i když pleť byla opravdu vyhlazenější a makeup se lépe aplikoval. Tento primer nebyl ze začátku o moc jiný. Makeup lépe nedržel, beďary taky byly … až sem zkusila použít stippling štětec od MACa. Primeru jsem použila o polovinu méně než normálně a místo toho, abych ho jen prostě “namazala” na obličej, jsem ho “vťupala” do kůže. Pleť nebyla tak kluzká jak při klasické aplikaci, makeup opravdu držel déle, ale hlavně: žádný beďar a v zimě, kdy mám dehzdratovanou pleť a makeup s emi často usazuje do pórů, se teď nikam neusazuje a makeup pěkně splyne s pletí.

Primer je takové středně husté konzistence, bélé barvy, jemně voní, naštěstí to dlouho nevydrží. Je to klasický silikonový primer. Když najdete zpúsob aplikace, který vám sedne, tak je to velmi dobrý produkt za málo peněz, stojí okolo 150kč a Rimmel bývá v Rossmannovi často v akci.

Jo a abych nezapomněla, ona slibovaná giveaway 🙂 nedávno jsem využila akce značky a-england a nakoupila v akci dva laky za cenu jednoho a protože mzslim i na vás, tak jednu dvojici může jedna z vás získat. Stačí zde zanechat komentář a kontakt na sebe, výhru pošlu kamkoliv a giveaway končí 11. prosince, aby výhra stačila dorazit k nové majitelce ještě před Vánocemi neboť oba dva laky jsou na Vánoce jak dělané 🙂 A jedná se o odstín Perceval a Avalon.

Shadow Insurance: a little miracle

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What is the point owning eye shadows when you can’t really wear them? Yes, technically I can wear eye shadows. But practically it’s waste of my time and money. I have oily eye lids and eye shadows and oily eyelids are not the best of friends. Usually, I give them 2-3 hours tops to befriend each other, to no succes. And in summer? Forget about it, they start creasing within 20 minutes. The only time my eye shadow (e/s) stays put is in winter, very cold winter I may add.

I have previously tried other e/s bases but I was never impressed. The only one that worked reasonably well was from Artdeco. But the pot it comes in is super tiny, the potion very thick and dries up within a few months. And while it holds e/s pretty well it makes it impossible for an eye liner to be applied.

Now, I have heard of Too Faced’s Shadow Insurance before but since it’s silicone based I was skeptical. How can a slippery substance hold e/s on my slippery eye lids? Well, not only it can but it does so perfectly. And it’s going to cost me since now I can finally buy and wear any e/s I desire.

Shadow Insurance comes in 4 formulas, including the original that is I believe colorless. I got the Lemon Drop version that is slightly yellow tinted in order to neutralize redness. I cannot compare it to the original formula. I don’t really care much for the neutralizing  aspect. What I care mostly for is for how long it locks the color on my eyes. So far my record is 13 hours. Granted, after so many hours the color is not as bright and vivid as it was at its beginning but it’s still there in plenty and there is NO creasing whatsoever. None. Incredible. Well, for me it is.

This miracle comes in a 11g/0.35 Oz tube and you only need to squeeze out tiny little dot to cover one eye lid. I imagine this will last  me about 8 months with a daily use. There is no detectable fragrance.

This is how much you need to cover one eye lid.

 

Too Faced Shadow Insurance: $18, 490Czk in Sephora

Do you use/need e/s base and if so which one do you like?