WHAT IS BIOTHERM?
I have been a fan of Biotherm for quite some time and am really surprised, that barely anybody talks about it. The brand (which is owned by L’Oréal under the Luxury Products division) got its beginning after a French biologist discovered mineral thermal spring waters under Pyrenees mountain, that contained thermal plankton (hence the name BioTHERM).
The First Attempt
I think I first heard about H&M’s makeup line on YouTube back in 2014, and being a big fan of the clothing line, I won’t lie , I was interested. The promise of a good product for a reasonable price is something that always catches your attention, doesn’t it? I was living in Moscow at that time, and as soon as the local stores started selling the new beauty collection, I ran to one of them to see if my interest was going to be rewarded. It wasn’t.
The packaging looked tacky, the products smelled weird, and all together the collection looked more like something sold at a pound store.
Nevertheless, I purchased the Nudes and Metallic,Shimmer,Matte eyeshadow pallets and the Lip tint ( that looked like a very obvious dupe for the OCC Lip Tars, which were the bomb.com at that time).
After playing with the above at home, I found out that the shadows were powdery and had poor pigmentation, while the lip tint…let’s just say I felt sorry for my lips, to try and wear it another time. Without a second thought they went down the bin ( hence the usage of pictures ( all property of H&M, not mine) and not actual photos).
Upset and disappointed, I decided that H&M should stick to clothing, and leave the makeup to brands like Maybelline or L’oreal. And this is where I was wrong…
Follow these 6 steps during travelling and trust me, you will thank me later
I don’t know about you, but I love and hate travelling at the same time. On one hand, I really enjoy visiting new places and the feel of adventure it brings, while on the other hand, I hate being on a plane. I really doubt that there is anybody who actually feels 100% comfortable during flights. My skin feels dry, my lips get chapped, I feel bloated and unclean. That’s why it is so important for me, to pack my hand held bag with all the things, that might help me sort at least some of the problems above.
These are my travel essentials, that I literally swear by!
A time of vacations, pool parties and beach trips is upon us once again. Here are my beauty must haves to help you get through it while looking flawless.
#1 GARNIER SKINACTIVE MOISTURE BOMB MIST
This new face mist doesn’t just hydrate like most do. It protects your skin from oxidants, pollution, and most importantly has an SPF 30! It can be used over make up or on bare skin, and it’s size makes it easy to fit into even the smallest of handbags. Must have for the summer.
This DIY mask was inspired by the famous “Truth Sugar Glow” mask by Ole Henriksen. I got it as a Christmas present last December and really enjoyed using it as a wake me up in the morning. So when I found a DIY recipe, that almost completely copied it and the effect it gave, I was really excited!