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TONYMOLY Petite Bunny Gloss Bar in 04 Juicy Cherry

Dear Roses and Lilies,

Today, we'll be venturing into the magic world of Korean beauty. In Romania, the trend is relatively new, and so it is for the rest of the Western world, I guess. Here, we can find a few products in shops like Sephora, or online, on, for example.

My local Sephora stores currently carry a few products from TONYMOLY - mostly creams in uber cute packaging, that I am personally not very attracted to.


Rimmel London Fresher Skin SPF 15 foundation first impressions

Dear Roses and Lilies,

I bought the recently launched Rimmel London Fresher Skin SPF15 foundation, because it looked promising in the ad, and the price was too good to ignore. I quite like some of the drugstore foundations, as long as they are not extremely cheap, but I decided to make an exception on this product.

So I got a cute little pot, in the shade #200 Soft Beige. In Romania, we have 4 shades, and this is the one next to the darkest shade available. It does not match my skin tone, but I intend to use this foundation more during summer, if it doesn't fail me altogether. That being said,


Swatch time: Rimmel APOCALIPS in Meteoric Matte 307

Dear Roses and Lilies,

Let's continue with the mini series on the Rimmel Apocalips liquid lipsticks... yes, I still love them and want to talk about them and show you the seriously pretty and wearable colors.

The latest look you'll see proudly displayed below was initially planned out as a - nude lips, strong brows - kind of look. Then I remembered it's fall, so in with the deeper colors! Kept the strong brows (uhm, mistake?) and applied Rimmel Apocalips in 307 Meteoric Matte on my lips.

Rimmel APOCALIPS 307 Meteoric Matte


Three sultry lipsticks for fall, one pencil to match them all

Dear Roses and Lilies,

Now that summer's out and fall is in, it's time to bring out the sultry shades or buy some to experiment with. I've fallen in love with two lipstick shades from MAC and decided to give Dior one more chance as well. The two MAC lipsticks are Cyber and Hang Up, and I know they're old news by now, but I love them nonetheless. My third sultry lipstick is Dior's Hypnotic Red, which was a present and which I really wanted to use up, that's how much I love the color. It's been a year, and I barely used it.

L-R: MAC Hang Up, Dior Hypnotic Red, MAC Cyber


Swatch time: Rimmel APOCALIPS in Atomic Rose 206

Dear Roses and Lilies,

Here I am, back with more raves about the Rimmel APOCALIPS line. Since I expanded my collection from 1 to a larger selection of shades and finishes, I am going to bore you for some time, before I'm done reviewing them all. And posting looks. :-)

Next up is one of the matte finish shades, called Atomic Rose, number 206. This shade, on me at least, is a rosy neutral/nude, that works perfectly fine with my pale skin. Being that I use a lot of nudes and neutrals on me pretty much every day, I really did not need yet another nude lipstick. However, the shade is so soft and pretty, and the product so affordable, that I caved. Which reminds me: I will do a post soon, with lip swatches on all my nude lipsticks, so stay tuned!

Back to my Atomic Rose - it looks very creamy in the tube, and equally creamy when applied. It does dry to a matte finish, which makes this lipsticks stick on for longer, as compared to the lacquer versions. You need to prep your lips before applying it, because, like with any highly pigmented lip color, this will highlight dry bits of skin. It does not look as dry, though, as some other matte liquid lipsticks other brands came out with lately.


Gerovital Happiness - Refreshing Moisturizing Cream

Dear Roses and Lilies,

I am back with another "dual language" post for you guys - a review on the Refreshing Moisturizing Cream from the Gerovital Happiness range.

Dragi Roze si Crini,

Am revenit cu o noua postare in doua limbi pentru voi - o recenzie la Crema Hidratanta Racoritoare din colectia Gerovital Happiness.


Farmasi BB+ Age Defence Skin Perfecting Balm

Dear Roses and Lilies,

As summer slowly approaches, I tend to turn towards lighter coverages, for a lighter feel on my skin. I never really enjoyed medium to full coverage foundations, so I am a sucker for BB and CC creams.

The BB cream from Farmasi, going by the name of BB+ Age Defence Skin Perfecting Balm (yeah, I know, it's supposed to be "defense" but you got the point), is one of the best BB creams you can get for a very affordable price. But before I get into some details, here's the ingredients list: