Christmas wish list


Pretty Honest by Sali Hughes

I love Sali Hughes. She is a lovely British writer and journalist that writes about beauty in a no bullshit manner. I love her Saturday Guardian column and look forward to it every week. Also, you should take a look at her very useful Beauty tips videos.  Pretty Honest is her first book and although she does have coming out just now her second book, Pretty Iconic , I was drawn more to her first publication because of her makeup and beauty tips and suggestions on different occasions. From the excerpts I have managed to find online I look forward to reading all the smart stories she has written and I know it will make a great coffee table read. You can also find Sali here and check her website Sali Hughes



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Clarins Hand and Nail Treatment Cream fig leaf scented

Can there be a more deliciously scented hand cream out there? You all know by now, as this is no big news,  Clarins did three limited edition scented versions of the legendary Hand & Nail Treatment Cream: Orange Leaf, White Tea Leaf and the amazingly delicious Fig Leaf. Yum.  It is a bit expensive in my books for a hand cream, but so are all the Clarins products and I really want to treat my hands this Christmas and get it. You can find it at Douglas as they have not been selling that well, but all the better for me 😉

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Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil

As you’ve probably heard, face oil helps your complexion if massaged gently usually before bed, or as some prefer, adding a few drops to their daily moisturizer. I have tested it at Sephora, and as all natural oils and serums, it does not smell that great but it does mean it doesn’t have all the nasty perfumes and ingredients. I’m looking forward to trying it and I’ll let you know what I think. You can find it at Sephora and online at Douglas. 

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Caudalíe Eau de Beauté / Beauty Elixir

I know summer has passed and you are not hot and sweaty enough to use this, but this is more than just a refreshing spritzer. It’s a beauty staple. I have tried it once at a friends’ house and since then it’s been on my wish list. I just haven’t gotten around to buying it. Use it as a toner after cleansing – if you need a reason. I don’t need a reason.

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Real Techniques Brushes

There is no need for an explanation here. I’ve been watching Pixiwoo video for two years now and they’ve convinced me – I need those brushes. Luckily we have the only Makeup Shop in Romania – they sell them here in Iasi and I don’t even need to purchase them online, I can just go and buy them myself. I need the blush brush – not that I wear blush :), the setting brush, and the expert face brush – or I could just get the Ultimate base set. I don’t know yet. We’ll see.

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A thing or two about dm-drogerie markt



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dm Drogerie Markt

I’m a bit obsessed with dm and have been for a while now.

Here are a few things I like about shopping there and some of their products that I think are worth mentioning:

  1. I really like the fruity shower gels and hand wash gels.

I think you shouldn’t and I wouldn’t personally spend a fortune on body care. I think you should primarily spend your money on your face, then hair, then your body. I like a cheap shower gel. But that’s just me. Since this spring I’ve been obsessed with these shower gels as when the warmth hits, I long for citrusy, tonic body washes that invigorate my morning shower. The ones from dm are super affordable and last long, and I tend to buy a few of them at once and switch between them. I particularly love the ginger and lemon scented shower gel, yum.

  1. Good quality hair brushes, hair combs, dry shampoo, makeup brushes and makeup accessories. I love the hair brushes in particular, as they come in so many types and sizes, with different types of bristles. They also have a Tangle teezer dupe.
  1. Affordable face masks – so far I’ve tried the SkinLite sheet masks and they make me feel pampered. They have different types for different purposes and I always get one when I’m there.
  1. Certain foreign brands that you can only order online.

I don’t know about you but I tend to shy away from online shopping. Not that I’ve never done it before, it’s just that I get annoyed with the delivery service. It always arrives late and two times I’ve had the pleasure of having to go pick up my products from their storehouse as the delivery guy said ”I can’t make it, you have to come pick it up yourself”. Plus there’s the delivery fee.

So I get excited that dm has products like:

Palmers – the face oil in particular, I’ve heard is really great and does wonders to the skin. It’s one of the more affordable face oils out there. They also have body products.

Lavera moisturizing cream – unfortunately right now it’s the only product from the brand, but fingers crossed they might bring more products from the brand. I would love to be able to purchase face products from them.

I got to test out a Lavera body cream – orange scented, and a rose shower gel a couple of months ago and since then I’ve fallen in love with the brand, and started to look more into their products. They also do natural cosmetics.

Several Nivea and Dove products you don’t usually find in the supermarkets, I love… shower gels and body butters, St Moriz self-tanning lotions – different kinds, Bio Oil – which you now can find in supermarkets and pharmacies but it has not always been the case, Le petit Marseillais products.

  1. Travel size products for hair, body, face etc. Anything you want they got it.
  2. Maybelline, L’oreal, Maxfactor, Rimmel test boots. Love love love.

I just wish they had a card membership. 🙂

Sunt usor obsedata de magazinul dm de ceva vreme.

Mai jos sunt enumerate cateva motive, cel putin in my book, pentru care imi face placere sa fac  cumparaturi acolo si cateva produse care merita mentionate:

  1. Gelurile de dus tutti frutti  🙂 si sapunurile lichide de maini.

In principiu consider ca consider ca nu merita sa cheltui o gramada de bani pe ingrijirea corpului. Cred ca prioritare sunt tenul, parul si apoi pielea corpului. Prefer un gel de dus ieftin. That’s just me. Inca din primavera trecuta, cand a inceput sa dea caldura am inceput sa tot adun aceste geluri de dus “fructate”, “citrice”, “tonice” pentru ca erau revigorante, tin mult si bine si au preturi foarte accesibile. Mi-am cumparat mai multe deodata, le foloseam cand unul cand altul, iar preferatul meu a ramas cel cu aroma de lamaie si ghimbir. Delicios.:)

  1. Perii de par, piepteni de par, dry shampoo, pensule de machiaj si accesorii de foarte buna calitate. La periile de par am ramas cu gandul si acum si urmeaza sa mai achizitionez una doua. Au disponibile o gama variata de perii de diferite dimensiuni si tipuri de peri. Exista si acel tip de perie duplicat dupa Tangle Teezer.


3. Mastile de fata la preturi accesibile ca cele de la SkinLite. Gama are diferite tipuri de masti pentru toate tipurile de ten si problemele, pentru un mic rasfat facial la sfarsit de saptamana.

4. Unele marci din afara care nu se gasesc decat online.

Nu stiu care e treaba cu voi, dar eu nu ma avant la cumparaturile online prea tare, in mare parte din cauza serviciului de curierat, oricare ar fi el. Intotdeauna se intampla sa intarzie comanda si de doua ori mi s-a intamplat sa trebuiasca sa merg sa imi ridic singura produsele de la depozit, din motivul ca tipul fara maniere domnul cu coletul nu mai ajungea la adresa mea. In plus  e si taxa de transport.

De aceea imi place sa vad ca la dm gasesc produse ca:

Palmers – indeosebi uleiul de fata de la ei, despre care am auzit numai lucruri bune, fiind unul dintre cele mai accesibile uleiuri de fata de pe piata.

Crema hidratanta Lavera, care este singurul produs de la ei disponibil momentan la dm. Sper ca vor aduce si alte produse de la ei, m-ar interesa in special cele pentru ingrijirea tenului. Am avut ocazia sa testez o crema de corp si un gel de dus Lavera, si de atunci m-am documentat si am aflat ca fac si cosmetice naturale, organice, all that. Super.

Cateva produse de la Dove si Nivea care nu se gasesc nicaieri in magazine la noi, geluri de dus si body butter-urile de la I love…, lotiune autobronzanta St. Moriz,  Bio Oilcare daca acum se gaseste in farmacii si magazine pana de curand nu era cazul, gelurile de dus  Le petit Marseillais.

  1. Mini produse, perfecte pentru luat in calatorii.
  1. Maybelline, L’oreal, Maxfactor, Rimmel test boots. Love love love.


De ar exista si un card de fidelitate dm