The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer review


Hello ladies! So, I recently bought my first highlighter from The Balm. It's a well known product and every blogger and youtuber is raving about it for a long time now and I feel like I am the only one who has not tested it yet. Also there are a lot of reviews about this product already, but I also wanted to share my opinion with you.

I have to say that I use highlighters mostly on spring and summer, when I have a little bit of fake or natural tan. I don't use it during colder months, because I am really pale and almost all highlighters that I love have that golden shimmer or sheen to it, which, in my opinion, looks great only on tanned skin. I could use fake tan during fall and winter, but I prefer not to do that, because I think it can be quite noticeable, also it can look weird and very unnatural. 

Mary-Lou Manizer is a soft, warm, shimmering champagne shade with gold notes. I don't find it to be the subtlest of highlighters, because it's very pigmented, you need just a little bit and you're good. I would say that it is suitable for all skin types. It glides on so easily, not cakey and gives a lovely dewy finish, you will definitely look like a goddess after using it. This will be my go to highlighter during spring and summer. The Balm also have other two shades that I also have on my wish list and I really want to try them, it's Cindy-Lou Manizer (the colour is more peachy) and Betty-Lou Manizer (darkest one). I linked all of them below, so you can check them if you want. Also tell me in comments what's your favourite highlighter at the moment?

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Perfume wishlist for spring/summer

Hey ladies! I decided to share my ultimate perfume wish list for spring and summer. I know, that looks a lot, but recently I am all about finding new scents and perfumes. It's spring so you need to get some new perfumes, that smells light, clean and crispy, like a summer air.  I also don't have my signature scent, I like to try different ones all the time, that's why my wish list grows very fast. Also, youtube and other beauty bloggers do a lot of impact on me. I see people raving about perfumes that I never heard about (for example: Replica by Maison Martin Margiela and AERIN) or maybe never smelled before and because of this impact I would really like to try them all and have them in my collection. It is a little bit surreal, cause I will definitely not buy that many perfumes for myself, cause when I will use them all up?! But maybe you are looking for a good perfume too? so I hope this list will give you some inspiration and will help you to find your perfect scent for warm/hot seasons. 

February Favourites


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As you can guess by the title this blog post will be about beauty products that I loved this month. And these pruducts are:
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Jimmy Choo Eau De Parfum  |
I already wrote a blog post about this lovely perfume by Jimmy Choo, so if you want to read more about it, press here.
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The Body Shop fresh nude foundation in 012 Bora Bora |
This foundation is enriched with English rose water and aloe vera, so this formula leaves my skin feeling beautifully fresh and comfortable all day, also the finish is semi-matte, so I think this foundation would be great for girls, who have a combination skin. It also contains SPF 15.
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 Maybelline Lash Sensational Lash Multiplying Mascara |
The best mascara I ever used! I do understand now, why all beauty gurus rave about this product. It gives an amazing volume to my lashes.
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Lipcote lipstick sealer |
Lipcote is the Original Lipstick Sealer and secret of smudge, feather, fade and kiss proof lipstick that lasts. Recommended by top make up artists and celebrities, award-winning Lipcote is a true beauty staple, specially created for ladies who simply love lipstick. Lipcote's unique formula includes all vegetarian natural extracts. If you think you might be sensitive, test a little Lipcote on the back of your hand before using. Do not use on dry or cracked lips, or if usual momentary tingling persists. 

USE: 
  • Apply lipstick and blot with a tissue. Repeat.
  • Evenly brush quick drying Lipcote over and slightly beyond lipstick.
  • Keep lips apart while Lipcote sets.
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It's a very moisturizing and buttery lip balm, that contains shea butter. It also has SPF 15 and is paraben free. This one is actually from limited edition collection, it has a pearly finish, unfortunately you can't buy this anymore, but they have other amazing shades and they all have a fruity scent!
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Ciate London Paint Pot in heirloom |
The colour of this nail polish is very interesting and beautiful. It is a multichrome polish that has a lot of different undertones: green, pink, orange, red and copper. I only need two coats of this nail polish. I have a full sized bottled, but you can also get the mini one in this colour.
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Philip Martin's Infusion Cream |
This infusion cream is a natural product, that works as an antistatic treatment for hair. It adds shine and makes styling easier. It protects hair from heat damages and leaves it soft, full bodied without weighing it down.
USE: Apply a small amount of product evenly on wet hair before blowdrying.
MAIN INGREDIENTS: Karitè, Murumuru, Babassù, Mango, Macadamia, Jojoba, Sunflower seed oil, Bamboo.
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