Ojon Full detox dry shampoo

luglio 30, 2012

I have a bit of a crush for Ojon products – their shampoos and conditioners are a true bottled miracle and are worth every penny – and for this reason I’m truly sorry to drop a bad review on this product but when something pisses me off like this shampoo did, it’s really hard to hold back.

I haven’t tried many dry shampoos – for a long time Batiste has been the only one available here – but this is easily the best on the market. It doesn’t really smell like anything, unlike the Batiste that smells like old lady to me. It absorbs all the oils and gives a lot of volume in return. Hair look absolutely clean and healthy, there’s no hint of the dry, powdery look that you can get with some dry shampoos. And cherry on top, my hair looked pretty good the day after and I didn’t have to wash it right away. The powder isn’t clear but doesn’t leave any residue on the hair.

Now, here comes the downside. The packaging is the silliest thing. It clogged after one use. Yes, one. And given the price tag it’s an unacceptable fault. This 83ml bottle cost me 12€/9£ - ouch! - while the full size costs 20€/18£.
I read some reviews online after my purchase and it looks like a good 30% of bottles, both mini and full size, clogs irreversibly. I tried with a needle and warm water but nothing happened. The recommendation I can give in case you want to try it anyways is to shake the hell out of it before use, like for a good minute - even two if you're patient enough - but until Ojon won't fix this issue, no repurchase for me. Such a shame.

Do you have a favorite dry shampoo you want to recommend?


On my wishlist this week #1

luglio 24, 2012

Sometimes, when I'm bored, I mess around with Polivore and today I decided to create a set of the things I'm lusting over at the moment, instead of writing them on the to buy page of my Moleskine, which is getting a little crowded.

Armani Eyes to kill intense eyeshadow #26 Carat gold // Zoya Dove nail polish // Laura Mercier Topaz eyeshadow // Butter London Yummy mummy nail polish // Michael Kors rose gold watch // Essie Expose your toes nail polish // Shiseido foundation brush // Zoya Jules nail polish // YSL Parisienne eau de toilette // MAC Chatterbox lipstick //Chanel delight nail polish // Shiseido Sable Shimmering cream eye color

NotD: INGLOT #954

luglio 23, 2012

Not exactly a recent addition to my collection – it has featured in many nail arts – but now that I tried it all over for the first time I can tell I’m going to reach for it a lot and not just in the summertime.
#954 is a beautiful creamy acid green with a very subtle bright green shimmer. The sheen shows only from very up close but gives a nice dimension to the color nevertheless.

The formula is to die for: creamy but not too thick so that it doesn’t come out streaky. The brush has a nice give but is not flimsy. You can probably get away with 1 coat but I was being sloppy and I went for 2 to cover a couple of patches.

This shade is extra pretty and I think it’d look great on many skin tones.

Have you tried any INGLOT polish? Any shade you’d recommend? The choice is so huge it can be a little overwhelming…


And the winner is...

luglio 19, 2012

And the winner of the Sephora+Pantone giveaway is Courtney B.
Thank you so much to everyone who partecipated. Even if you didn't win this time don't be surly because there are going to be tons of giveaways in the next months. See you soon!


E la vincitrice del giveaway Sephora+Pantone è Courtney B.
Grazie a tutte le partecipanti. Anche se questa volta non avete vinto non siate tristi perchè ci saranno tantissimi giveaway nei prossimi mesi. Alla prossima!

LUSH Emotional brillance event & preview

luglio 18, 2012

Giovedì scorso ho partecipato alla presentazione in anteprima della nuova collezione makeup Emotional brillance nella bottega di Brera, per l'occasione chiusa al pubblico e trasformata in un profumatissimo privè con musica, recitazione ed un piccolo buffet.
L'avventura di Lush nel mondo di colori inizia in modo originale e sorprendente, nel puro stile del marchio inglese: un'esperienza emotiva e sensoriale che mette in discussione l'idea conformista e stereotipata del trucco che tutti conosciamo.


Emotional brillance si compone di 30 colori, suddivisi in 3 categorie - rossetti, eyeliner ed ombretti - tutti rigorosamente vegani e presentati in un packaging minimale in vetro e plastica, completamente eco-compatibile - solo l'applicatore non è riciclabile -.
I prodotti sono multiuso: potete usare i rossetti come blush, gli eyeliner come ombretti ed utilizzando uno spoolie - l'applicatore del mascara - potete persino applicarli sulle ciglia per creare il vostro mascara personalizzato. Avete a disposizione un'intera tavolozza di prodotti naturali ed extra-pigmentati. Non vi resta che sbizzarrirvi!

NUXE Reve de miel lip balm

luglio 17, 2012

I first discovered NUXE thanks to Glossybox back in October. I wasn’t overly impressed with the product at the time and I haven’t really explored the brand until the whole French pharmacy fever that hit the blogger community made me want to find out more about it.

After hearing so many good things about it I finally caved and bought the Reve de Miel lip balm.

Sephora + Pantone Universe giveaway

luglio 11, 2012

I recently got my hands on this Limited edition blush from the US only Sephora + Pantone Universe collection, created  to celebrate the color of the year, tangerine tango.
It’s a Prisma chrome blush in the shade Brandy apricot and I’m giving it away to one of you guys!



Deborah Milano 2in1 Lip tint & balm review

luglio 09, 2012

Poco più di due settimane fa sono stata sorteggiata per provare in anteprima il nuovo 2in1 Lip tint & balm* di Deborah Milano, tramite un concorso sul sito del marchio. 


June favorites

luglio 06, 2012

I can’t believe is July already! But it means is that time of the month again: my monthly favorites!

The second half of the month has been extremely hot here – and with hot I mean just thinking of getting dressed makes you want to cry, let alone putting something on your face - so I had to cut down my makeup routine to bare bones not to melt down.
Here are the products that helped get me through the past weeks: