Saturday, April 25, 2015

Resurrection REVIEW: Simple Spotless Skin Blackhead Eliminating Face Scrub

I know-I know.. like a new post? On this blog?! Who knew this place even existed, right? Not giving any promises here, but I’ll try my best to entertain you people. So here goes nothing!

The other day (like 2 weeks ago) I made a quick trip to my local Rosalind to replace my dear old liquid liner, but obviously I couldn’t leave the store with just  ONE product, right? That would have been insanely boring. So there I was, wondering around between the counters when I stumbled on a bunch of Simple skincare products. I’ve seen a lot of US and UK beauty gurus talking about this brand so I naturally didn’t even think I could get my hands on it in Estonia. BUT GUESS WHAT? Good old faithful Rosalind still manages to suprise me. After careful consideration I decided for starters to bring home this lil baby:


So what the backside of the tube claims:

  • results from day 1;
  • perfect blend of spot fighting ingredients and natural antibacterial goodness;
  • removes dead skin cells, dirt and impurities;
  • suitable for sensitive skin.

So what exactly makes this face scrub a Simple Goodness that is supposed to give results from day 1? Zinc PCA absorbs excess oils, chamomile acts as a skin soothing anti-irritant, witch hazel tones and tightens pores and phytosphingosine (the natural antibacterial) helps fight spots and blackheads. And to conclude the list it is said that the product has no perfume or colour.

So what are my thoughts so far? First of all, it retails for 7.50€ or so (at least in Rosalind). And as the tube is only 75ml it kind of made me squint, but okay whatever. Now the ‘results from day 1’ is usually a hoax and wasn’t really the reason for my purchase, but I ain’t even mad. I have combination skin with blackheads mainly on my nose and chin area and other blemishes occasionally roaming around my face as they wish. So I’m always interested in blackhead removing products as they just don’t seem to leave my skin alone. *sigh*

Spoiler alert: after using this face scrub for about 2 weeks, I still have blackheads. No miracles. At least not yet.
BUT nevertheless it is a really good product! I find myself using it pretty much every day after removing my make-up. It does have a light scent that I’m not a huge fan of (but doesn’t really bother me either), kind of planty/leafy scent (probably chamomile) and contains really fine grains so it actually is very gentle on your skin.


I love how it leaves my skin soft and feeling really-really clean, but not dry. Although my blackheads are still present, I feel like the scrub has kind of calmed them down along with the other blemishes and I seem to have a bit more control over the condition of my skin.

So the verdict: no miracles, but you get a reasonably lovely product that does what a face scrub is supposed to do while being gentle on your skin and maintaining the overall blemish-situation you might have going on. And we’ll see – maybe even the stubborn blackheads will eventually start disappearing.

Overall score? I’ll give it a decent 4/5. Will I be repurchasing? Maybe. I have a decent amount of product left, so in case I don’t find a new blackhead removing product, I might reach for this again.

I’m extremely open to all suggestions regarding blackhead removal, so feel free to hit me up in the comments!



Saturday, December 8, 2012

First Beauty Events in London

I had a really nice day out and about the city on 30th November.

Firstly, I went to Revlon Beauty Exhibition “Enamoured”, it was made to celebrate Revlon’s 80th anniversary. I was expecting something a bit bigger, but it was still really nice and I had never been to anything like that before.


So, that’s the original nail polish from the 1940.-s and fabulous old lipstick bullets.


And some gorgeous pieces made by various artists. I really enjoyed the false nails bust by nail artist extraordinaire Jenny Longworth.

After the exhibition I headed off to Aesop in Soho for a meet up with Essiebutton. The shop was really nice and I got some advice for my problematic scalp but since I’m really broke, I didn’t get the chance to buy them. Off onto my wish list, I guess.

There was quite a lot of people there and the whole event was a big success for her, I felt like a socially awkward creep most of the time, because I didn’t know anyone and I’m shit at talking to strangers. Luckily enough I really got along with a make-up artist from Belfast called Jenn, who does make-up for the Game of Thrones extras!


Aesop was generous enough to reward the troopers with some fabulous samples as well. I’m really excited to try them out, I think I’m going to treat myself with them on my birthday next week.

So, even though I went to the event thinking that I’d not get anything from there, I cannot wait for my first salary to get my hands on their Equalising Shampoo and Scalp Treatment. Not the sexiest of choices, but at least I have a good excuse for buying them, because it’s a necessary treatment.

So, that’s what my beauty-filled day was like. I really enjoyed it and I hope there will be more events like that in the future as well.

With love,


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

First days in London

Hey y’all!

So, as it turns out, I moved to London on 2nd November and I guess I’m going to share some amazingness with you guys.

Let’s start from the beginning… After the heartfelt goodbyes at the airport, it was time to step on the plane. I had never flown with a plane before and really didn’t know what to expect. So as the plane took off I felt as if I had no control over my body, I was really nauseous as well, so I couldn’t say it was a very enjoyable experience. Same thing with landing, it’s like you’re in an elevator that’s going 50 floors in 4 seconds or something like that…

After landing I took a coach to London, everything went smoother than expected and I even had time to kill before I could meet my friend who offered me accommodation until I found my own place. Since I got of at Marble Arch, a huge Primark was just around the corner and well.. that’s where I spent most of my free time that night. Then I met my friend and took 2 buses to get to her place, the route went by Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey and I could also see the London Eye.

Next day we had a nice day out- lots of sightseeing and such.

We started by going to the Tower Bridge.


Then next up was the Tower itself.


Trafalgar Square in daylight. Of course I had to climb up next to the lion.


trafalgar square

Couple hours fast forward..


Well, I guess you cannot see much, but use your imagination and know that that is the dome of St. Pauls Cathedral in lights.

That was pretty much it for the first day. The next day we went shopping (I didn’t buy anything) and also to the National History Museum which was awesome! I really want to go back some day when I have more time on my hands. Then came Monday, I guess… I started looking for my own place and a job, so I stayed at Starbucks for hours. Found my place but I haven’t found a job just yet.

Anyway, those were my first few days in London and I guess I’ll keep you posted.

With love,


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner 24h Review

Gosh, product names keep getting longer and longer, aren’t they? Just ridiculous.

Well, the product isn’t ridiculous. It’s bloody fabulous and as soon as I saw it on Estonian beauty counters in September (again ridiculous, they had it in UK like a year ago. WTF, Estonian counters, WTF????).


Time to highlight the perks:

  • Staying power is really good.
  • Doesn’t smudge, budge, flake or bleed unless you poke your eyes or work underwater or something. I mean some of that stuff is inevitable for a long period of time, but this one keeps it real for long.
  • Brush is included and unlike most brushes that come with product, this one is actually really nice!
  • Well worth your 9-ish Euros.
  • Application is smooth and it is intensely black.
  • Dries quite fast. Not really a perk if you want to smudge it out, but at least it doesn’t bloody transfer onto my lid and ruin my eye shadow!

I think that’s it. It hasn’t dried out on me during the 2 months I have had it so fingers crossed!

So, I wore it here.


And here as well…


Yes, I’m a hairy beast and today, as you can see above, I rocked a bright lip gloss outside the house! People looked at me for longer then they usually do, but they didn’t make me feel like a freak at all so everything went better than expected and I dare YOU to rock a bold lip when you are out and about as well.

Now, as a side note I would also like to rant on the fact that we don’t have the Maybelline cream eye shadows here yet. I NEED Permanent Taupe in my life and well, I cannot see myself getting it from Estonia just yet.

So, let’s recap.

  1. Get the gel eye liner, it’s badass and worth every cent.
  2. Get bold with them lippies if you haven’t yet!

So, that’s it for now. Not sure where or when I’m going to make my next post, cause I’m going to have the time of my bloody life real soon.

With love, as always,


Saturday, September 22, 2012

MaxFactor False Lash Effect 24 hours review

Hello-hello, my lovely readers! Lets get reviewing, eh?

false lash effect 24-crop

I really love it, and I’ll show you why!


First picture being my wee little lashes with no curl, second pictures with curl and the third is with a glorious one coating of the False Lash Effect 24 hours.

I have tried the regular False Lash Effect and loved it, I also liked the False lash Effect Fusion, but this is very different from them. 24 hours is waterproof and really lasts like until you take it off, it holds curl exactly the same time as well. I mean I can curl my eyelashes up to my brows and they will stay there until my 13-hour shift as a waitress has ended. Definitely a mascara to try if you tend to find that you end up like a panda by the end of the day, because it doesn’t smidge or flake around your eyes. Really waterproof as a boiling hot shower with plenty of gentle cleansing foam couldn’t make it budge.

It really is a 5 out of 5 from me, only make sure you have a waterproof make up remover good enough to remove it!

Have you ever tried any MaxFaxtor mascaras? Which are your favourite?