Boosting productivity: choosing the RIGHT Planner for You

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Hi everyone,

It is June and in June/ July lots of companies release their new planners/ agendas. You can find planners that start in July 2017 and end december 2018. I ❤ planners and have used many throughout the years. I made a video for my YouTube channel where I talk about these planners and say what I like about them and what worked did not work. I will also link at the end of this post planer suggestions (July2017/ December 2018).

Here is my video

Some suggestions (affiliate links included. Some affiliate links have cookies).
Colour Crush binder:

I am using this binder. I like it cause it is very versatile. I can take it anywhere. I can make it as big or as small as I want. I choose the sections and it is very customisable.

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Happy Planner:

If you like writing appointments and agenda style planner, you should check this out. It is customisable as well. I like using stickers in this planner!!

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See you in my next post!!!

xxx

Jo

 

Amazing L’oreal cream for Dry/ Sensitive Skin (Hydra Genius)

Hi lovelies,

If you use Clinique moisture surge, keep reading. If you have dry, sensitive skin, keep reading. If you are interested in making your skin look nice and soft, then I am your girl.

Today I am going to review (and rave about) my new skincare obsession

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I think I found a dupe for Clinique Moisture Surge or at least something which has the the same amazing results as my lovely moisturising cream.

What is it?

L’oreal Hydra Genius

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My skin is old and sensitive. I have rosacea and dry patches. Sometimes the dry patches can be seen cause like skin sticks out. My skin pulls and it ain’t fun. I am always on the look for creams that make my skin feel nice and soft. I used this product before I went to bed. In the beginning it stung for like two seconds (also watch the try on in my youtube video), but it was nothing that was painful. After a few seconds my skin absorbed it and it felt really nourishing and moisturising. My skin was soft and smooth the next day. Now I use it whenever I have a shower and wash my hair/ face or whenever my skin feels dry.

According to L’oreal, this is the

Liquid Care for Dry/ Sensitive skin.

Packaging/ Product info

This cream has aloe and hyaluronic acid. Both of these ingredients are great for hydration. It is 70ml and you can get it by clicking here.

I recommend you check this out if,

You Have dry/ sensitive skin

You like Clinique Moisture surge (this is a more affordable version).

Do watch my skin care Try on Video. I test the Hydra Genius in Real time.

Thanks for stopping by. Have you tried this product?

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See you in my next post!!!

xxx

Jo

 

Drugstore mini haul & reviews: Liquid lippies, mascara and hair products

Hi everyone!!

Today I am going to talk about a few products I picked up from the drugstore. I bought some lip creams, a hair spray, an oil and a mascara. I have tried them out so I can tell you my initial thoughts. Let’s start with the repurchase!

 

Bourjois Volume Reveal mascara

I like this mascara cause it makes my lashes look bigger, blacker and longer. It is easy to apply, it does not start falling onto your face after a few hours and it is comfortable on the eyes. Is it the best mascara I have ever used? No, but for the price and for a mascara, I am happy with the result, hence the repurchase. At Boots, Bourjois had the 3 for 2 Sale, so I got the mascara. This sale led me to my other 2 purchases.

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Why? Coz Boots had the 3 for 2 Sale going on, so I HAD TO get some more products…..

Bourjois Lip Lacquer in 01 Majes Pink

This is a shiny lip cream. The colout according to reviews is a peachy/ rose. My friend said that on me it did not look peachy at all. It was more of a pink/ rose/ majenta colour. The result is nice and pretty but it was so hard to apply. I hated it. It looked patchy in the beginning and it was not a lippie I slapped n and then was out of the door. Do I recommend it? If you don’t mind taking a while to apply a lippie, sure, otherwise forget it. It was quite long lasting but after coffee and some biscuits it had vanished. I am not really bothered by that though cause I don’t want a lippie that never, eva goes away.

Bourjois Velvet (liquid lippie) in Nude-ist.

Now you’re talking. This is a soft, buttery liquid lipstick. It is long lasting. The colour is nude (browny-pink). It’s a visible nude, not a nude you do not notice. This gets a big thumbs up. Love the feeling (you can see swatches and how all these lippies wear in my video linked down below).

Lippies

MAC Retro Liquid lipstick in Back in Vogue

OK, so when I first tried this, I hated it. It spread all over my lips and was YUCK. But…. I tried it again, used less product, and REALLY like it. It is the most long lasting out of all the lippies I got. It is also the most drying of the bunch. I will say though that I like the way it looks on my lips, so it’s OK that it feels a bit drying. Back in Vogue was described to me as a peach/ neutral/ nude (you can see swatches and how all these lippies wear in my video linked down below).

Tresemme Hair spray- Volume and lift

It’s a hairspray. You do your hair, your spray, and done. It does hold my ”volume” and it also tangles my hair and is a pain to brush out. I do like the hold though.

I bought a few bits and bobs, so if you are interested in checking out how the lippies held and what they looked like, as well as my thoughts on the other things I got, do check out my video linked below.

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See you in my next post!!!

xxx

Jo

 

Come to Athens with me: the airport and the drive to the city center

Hi everyone,

I have been very busy these past weeks but I finally uploaded a video and wanted to share it here as well. So, join me in Athens. There will be 3 vlogs. This is Day 1. You see the drive from the airport to Athens city center and my hotel room.

Hope you like my video.

xxx

 

2 Beauty -related Videos (try ons & what’s in my travel makeup bag)

Hi lovelies,

I have two videos to share with you guys. Video one is a vlog beauty trial of a few products and a lot of babbling.

Video number 2 is what’s in my travel makeup bag :). What I took with me for a three day trip to Athens.

Hope you like my videos and subscribe to my channel. Have a lovely day/ night.

xox.

Joanna

My empties: what I repurchased and what I dumped

Hi everyone!!

This is the first time I have written an empties post or made an empties video. So, the way I approach the whole “empties” topic is by mentioning products I used up and whether I liked them enough to repurchase. There is makeup, a makeup brush, skincare and a whole lot of lip balms. If you want more details on the products, I suggest you watch my video. Some of the products might not be mentioned in the post, but are included in the video. So, let’s start!

Makeup brushes

I had the Sephora Professional big fluffy XL rounded Powder Brush. I have had it for maybe more than 3 years and I love it, but it has now started to shed. I went to Sephora to get a new one, but they had ran out, so I ended up getting the Clinique Powder brush. Between the 2 I prefer the Sephora brush, because it holds more powder and it is just the right amount of softness.The Clinique one has a very soft brush but it is not large enough (me thinks).If I do get my hands on the Sephora brush, I am repurchasing.

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TooFaced Cocoa Contour Palette

I love this palette, but I only use it for the contour shade. That shade has now hit pan, so I decided not repurchase the whole palette but to buy the chocolate Soleil matte bronzer in medium/ deep and use that to contour. I don’t think I will repurchase the Cocoa Contour palette anytime soon.

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Lip Balms

I have used up loads of lip balms. My favourite is the Nivea Lip Balm. I also tried the Vicy and Nuxe lip balms which were OK. The Victoria’s Secret lip balm was a product I hated.

Korres Face Wipes

I got the Milk Protein face wipes from Korres and while I really wanted to like them cause they are a Greek brand, I hated them. They did not take my makeup off, they stung and they were super expensive.  I love Korres products but this is a big fat no.

Bobbi Brown Brow mascara

I got the Bobbi Brown brow mascara in brown and I love it. The wand is just the right size, the pigmentation is just enough. My eye brows look better but not unnatural. I seriously hate over drawn brows. This is a repurchase.

Dior Forever and Ever Control Powder

I use this powder to set my foundation. It is finely mild and does not make my face look cakey. Love it and repurchased.

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This is my video of products I used up, what I liked and what I didn’t. I hope you have a minute to watch it.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you like this post. If you enjoyed what you read, do subscribe to my blog. We can also connect on social media. Click on the ones you use and connect with me 🙂  Pinterest / Twitter/ Instagram/Google+. /YouTube  Maybe give my Facebook page a ‘like’ and you will neva, eva miss out on my super posts.

See you in my next post!!!

xxx

Jo