Thursday, January 12, 2017

L’Oreal Pure Clay Masks







Happy 2017! New Year is the perfect time to start taking care of our skin more and that includes frequent usage of face masks. These beautiful L'Oreal Pure Clay Masks cater to every skin need, whether it's oily skin with enlarged pores, dull skin or skin in need of exfoliation.




Therefore, L'Oreal gave us three options:

Pure-Clay Mask Exfoliate & Refining Treatment Mask - contains 3 pure clays and red algae, exfoliates dead skin cells, unclogs and tightens pores


AQUA / WATER, KAOLIN, GLYCERIN, GLYCERYL STEARATE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE, DIMETHICONE, PEG-100 STEARATE, PRUNUS ARMENIACA SEED POWDER / APRICOT SEED POWDER, PERLITE POLYSORBATE 20, CARBOMER, TRIETHANOLAMINE, DIMETHICONOL, PALMARIA, PALMATA EXTRACT, MOROCCAN LAVA CLAY, CAPRYLYL, GLYCOL, XANTHAN GUM, MONTMORILLONITE, TOCOPHEROL, PHENOXYETHANOL, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / IRON OXIDES, LINALOOL, PARFUM / FRAGRANCE



Pure-Clay Mask Detox & Brighten Treatment Mask - contains 3 pure clays and charcoal, transforms skin in just 10 minutes, recommended for dull and tired-looking skin



AQUA / WATER, KAOLIN, MONTMORILLONITE, LECITHIN, POLYSORBATE 20, BUTYLENE, GLYCOL PROPYLENE, GLYCOL, CI 77499 / IRON OXIDES, ORYZA, SATIVA STARCH / RICE STARCH, MOROCCAN LAVA CLAY, CHARCOAL POWDER, CAPRYLYL, GLYCOL CITRIC ACID, XANTHAN GUM, POLYGLYCERIN-10, POLYGLYCERYL-10 MYRISTATE, POLYGLYCERYL-10 STEARATE, SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, CHLORPHENESIN, LINALOOL, LIMONENE, PARFUM /FRAGRANCE



Pure-Clay Mask Purify & Mattify Treatment Mask - contains 3 pure clays and eucalyptus, ransforms skin in just 10 minutes, recommended for oily and shiny skin



AQUA / WATER, KAOLIN, GLYCERIN, GLYCERYL STEARATE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE, DIMETHICONE, PEG-100 STEARATE, PRUNUS ARMENIACA SEED POWDER / APRICOT SEED POWDER, PERLITE POLYSORBATE 20, CARBOMER, TRIETHANOLAMINE, DIMETHICONOL, PALMARIA, PALMATA EXTRACT, MOROCCAN LAVA CLAY, CAPRYLYL, GLYCOL, XANTHAN GUM, MONTMORILLONITE, TOCOPHEROL, PHENOXYETHANOL, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / IRON OXIDES, LINALOOL, PARFUM / FRAGRANCE






Having tried all three of them, I must admit, I am honestly impressed. For about 8 EUR (for 48 ml), these babies deliver. Basically, you slather them on and leave for 10-15 minutes. The red one is removed with circular motions with a bit of water, and as for the other two, you simply remove them with water. I prefer applying them with a skincare brush, it's much less messy and I love seeing them glide over my skin. For the record, my skin is normal to dry or normal to combination, depending on season and TOTM, with an occasional sign of ageing or two.




Definite hero of this small group is the Pure-Clay Mask Detox & Brighten Treatment Mask. You will see immediate effect and your skin will have this delicate glow of much younger skin. You can feel this black mask working and tightening your skin before it dries and you wash it out. I only ever used Pure-Clay Mask Purify & Mattify Treatment Mask on my T-zone, but I can see oilier girls loving it deeply, as it shrinks pores and mattifies. You can also see it working on your pores as it dries. Also, I feel like I need a nice moisturizer after using Pure-Clay Masks, as my skin does feel a bit thirsty, especially after the Detox & Brighten Treatment Mask.




My favorite way of using them is to mix and match: I combine the black and the green one, then sometimes I feel like using red  that contains extremely small volcanic rock particles only. I mean, how cool are volcanic rock particles? Also, clay is known as a great skincare ingredients for centuries, so I definitely applaude L'Oreal for giving us these three beauties, they have been long awaited. Would I buy them? I have and I will, especially the Pure-Clay Mask Detox & Brighten Treatment Mask for instant glow. #instadetox all the way!


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Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas





Merry Christmas our dear readers, from our families to yours! Wishing you love, happiness, health and peace. We hope you spend your Christmas with your loved ones and feel the true spirit of Christmas. And of course, a little bit of champagne and an occasional gift won't hurt as well. The older we get, the more we understand that receiving is often better than giving. Therefore, do something nice this Christmas for someone in need, whether it is a child or a grandpa.

Love, Foxy & Cvrcak

Sunday, November 27, 2016

New In November




November was a great month for my beauty cabinet, thanks to my past birthday as well. As years go by, I tend to pay more attention to skincare, but I still love an occasional make-up jewel or two. Take a beter look at all the goodies that I bought or received in November.



L'Oreal Pure Clay face masks

For a long time clay has been known for its purifying and skincare benefits, so L'Oreal created three masks with different types of clay for different skin needs: green Pure Clay Purify with eucalyptus extract for purifying and mattifying, black Pure Clay Glow with plant carbon for a radiant complexion, and pink Pure Clay Exfo with red algae for gentle exfoliation and detoxification. Masks can be used 2-3 times a week for 5-10 minutes, depending on the skin needs. I have not yet managed to try them out, but I plan to combine them in different ways and write a thorough review with lots of pics.






Anastasia Beverly Hills Concealer and Pure Konjac Mini Face Puff

Anastasia Corrector 1.0 and Konjac Sponge with red clay are constantly in my beauty bag and are part of my daily routine. I bought my last Anastasia concealer about 18 months ago, while I tend to change my Konjac sponge every 3 months, since I wash my face with it every morning.




Skeyndor Timeless Prodigy serum and cream

Travel sizes of the new exclusive Skeyndor line contain extract of white truffles. Skeyndor celebrated 50 years of this family owned beauty company and I got these two beauties at their celebration event. You do not have to fear that you are too young to use them, because Skeyndor believes that the precious ingredients should be applied even on younger skin to prevent ageing, as well as on older skin for immediate action.




Caudalie body care set

Peche de Vigne Shower Gel and Vinotherapie Nourishing Body Lotion were a perfectly chosen gift. Shower gel does not contain SLS, does not irritate the skin, does not contain soap and parabens, and is intended for sensitive and delicate skin, while nourishing moisturizing lotion in the 400 ml packaging activates micro-circulation with polyphenols from grapes, grape oil and Ginkgo biloba extract. Perfect products for my dry and sensitive skin.





MAC Nutcracker Magic Dust Powder Yum Yum Yum

I always hesitate visiting MAC store before the holidays because I simply can not resist LE products from magical holiday collections. But, this year for my birthday, my friend made sure that I found this wonderful fairy dust in my hands. On my cheeks it looks like pink candy mixed with highlighter. Besides, have you seen the imprinted stars? I think I will not be able to resist the upcoming Mariah Carey's collection, do not look for photos online, I warned you. :)





Avène Hydrating skin tone perfector Rich

Nourishing Avène cream contains mineral pigments for a perfect complexion and is intended for dry and very dry skin. It also contains SPF 30 moisturizing complex that protects the skin from irritation, as well as vitamin E. Perfect cream for all of us with dry skin for days when we want a more natural look.




Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Cushion Foundation

Do not worry, I will definitely write a thorough review of this cushion that was kindly sent to me. It is light, but still manages to provide excellent coverage and gives a perfect look. Asia is certainly a land of innovations, but when Lancôme and their new creative director Lisa Eldridge pays such attention to details in this particular innovation that originated in Korea, the result is Teint Idole Ultra Cushion Foundation.





Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate, Ultra Facial Moisturizer SPF 30 and Ultra Facial Cleanser

Am I the only one that has to watch and enjoy in her birthday gifts before opening and trying them out? This wonderful surprise was gifted by my dear colleagues, perfectly chosen for my current needs. I have been eyeing the Midnight Recovery Concentrate for a while now, and I plan on using it before my night cream. Ultra Facial Moisturizer SPF 30 I have never tried, but since I just ran out of my daily cream with SPF, no doubt I will use it often. Ultra Facial Cleanser is my old friend, and after an initial disagreement this cleanser has been an item I can't live without.




November was a great month, full of wonderful beauty surprises. What have you bought or received in November, or have you decided to wait for the lavish holiday collections?

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Mini MAC Mauve Haul






The autumn has seriously kicked in and we all probably started incorporating more purple, wine, dark brown and deep red shades. Since I love all things purple, mauve seemed like a logic choice.



From the start, I have fallen in love with this muted, pale purple color named after the mallow flower, especially when I saw it made into MAC's Extra Dimension Eyeshadow in Smokey Mauve. 




It is shiny without fallout and buttery soft.




One eyeshadow can never be alone, so I added MAC Shale (Satin) into this combination and I love it so much that I just might start growing my mauve eyeshadow collection (hello Dior palette in Femme Fleur, I am talking to you). 





Shale is not cult without reason, it is the creamiest Satin eyeshadow from MAC that I have ever tried. It will suit any skintone and eye/hair color.



Have I mentioned that I am on a highlight kick recently as well? Therefore, we welcome MAC Strobe Cream Original, that I bought in travel size to put on trial, but I can already let you know that I love it.



Why haven't I known that it is primarily a skincare item with an added bonus of glow from within?



The ingredients are excellent and it will definitely suit all skin types except very oily skins. Healthy and glowy younger looking skin, here I come!



Friday, October 14, 2016

New In 2: ZARA Lace-up Ballerinas






Remember my first ballet choice of this year? Well, it seams that I have really dreamt about my childhood fantasy a bit too much, as I have gone all the way to ZARA Kids' Online Shop and put my e-mail on the waiting list for these. Not a mere month and a half later, they came to my door perfecty wrapped and sewn. Miu Miu, ZARA Kids have really given you a run for your money. Not only are these blue satin beauties extremely cute, they are also comfortable and well-made. For the record, I bought the same size that I always buy in ZARA shoes and they fit true to size. Oh, and for the price of 230 kn (app. 30 EUR), I advise you to take a look at kids shoes in the future.











Thursday, October 6, 2016

New In 1: Fairytulle

Since the last time when I promised you that I would write more, life has taught me not to make such promises. Work has been insane and pretty much nothing changed since my last article. However, what is also much more important, there were a lot of New Ins, so I will try to keep it short and sweet with bring ing you more pics and less talk. First in line, take a look at this Fairytulle skirt, a dream come true for all ladies who dreamed of being a ballerina (I even attended ballet classes) and who entered their adulthood watching Sex & The City. Remember Carrie and her tulle skirts? Well, Fairytulle can definitely compete with any Carrie's tulle designer. Yu can choose number of layers, length and color combinations. I had a couple of fancy parties to attend with nothing to wear (as usual), so this skirt was a logic choice. Pair it with a simple tank top, T-shirt, sweater and any pair of shoes, depending on your mood. Pretty much, anything goes.




Dreamy Fairytulle box packaging that you can use for storage afterwards.





Fairytulle Wish Pearl Gray





How cute is that Antique Pink ribbon?



And see it in action here:



You can buy Fairytulle here.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Ballerina Life

My dearests, let me apologise for lack of posts lately, business has been hectic and as much as I find comfort and relaxation in beauty and fashion, I simply had no time for posting. Promise to get back better than ever real soon! I have written a couple of beauty related articles for Sminkerica, you can see them in Croatian here. As you might have noticed, it all started with those Miu Miu ballet shoes. Ballet has a massive impact on fashion, especially this upcoming season. Although my dreams of being a ballerina have somehow vanished, all of us need a bit of girly carelessness in everyday life. I made a couple of combinations for a dreamy autumn, so take a look and have a magic weekend :)




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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Venice, Revisited





Although I have been to Venice couple of times, I still find it amazing to revisit this beautiful place, even for a day. This time we just walked a lot and had lots of amazing Italian coffee. Al I can say is that I will return to Venice again! :) Here are a couple of pics from our trip, most (beautiful) photos are taken by Luka Travas.










 Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Hillier Hobo in Cement















 ZARA Striped Wrap Off the Shoulder Dress (sold out)



 Apple & coffee :)



 Marc by Marc Jacobs Punk Mouse Slingback Flats