Lovin’ Lately


This month’s Lovin’ Lately post is a nice mix of drugstore and high-end products.


Just like many other beauty lovers, I couldn’t wait for Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water to become available in the US. I’ve heard and read so many amazing things about this product, and I have to say that it didn’t disappoint. I picked up the waterproof version and I already found so many uses for it; cleaning up eyeliner wing, taking off makeup, removing swatches from my arm, removing stubborn lipstick. Someone on my Instagram suggested to use this as a spot-treatment for makeup brushes and it worked  great for me. When I use this to remove my makeup, I always follow up with my cleanser. The Micellar Water does remove all traces of makeup, doesn’t irritate my skin, but I just have do a double cleanse, every single time I remove my makeup.


I picked up a few of these (see this post), but Seduction is definitely my favorite shade. I love the color, the formula, the packaging and even though I wouldn’t agree that the formula is entirely matte, I still really like it.



I just reviewed this foundation in my previous post and I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised at how much I loved this product. It’s a perfect “everyday” foundation that blends nicely and leaves a very nice finish. You can read more about it right here.



This is probably one of my favorite Pixi products. It has a great formula and the shade is really perfect for those with light skin tones. I know that it can be a struggle sometimes, finding a bronzing powder that looks natural on pale skin- this one definitely does.



I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love this essence. It works just as good as the SK-II Treatment Essence but comes at a much lower price. It’s soothing, calming and leaves my skin feeling incredibly smooth.

missha-time-revolution-the-first-treatment-essence UD X GWEN STEFANI PALETTE

This is yet another product that I’ve recently reviewed and also one that I’ve using quite a lot over the last couple of weeks. I love pretty much everything about this palette. For my review and swatches click here.



So this is a product that I’ve been loving for years, and I also talked about it a few times here on the blog. The reason why I’m mentioning it in this post, is because it previously came in a  horrible packaging that made it impossible to get the product out, unless you have baby hands like my sister. This new tin-packaging is definitely an improvement and I’d love to see some version of this come in a  tube.


I don’t use too many glossy lip products at the moment, but this lipgloss from Chanel is absolutely stunning. This was actually a little gift from my mom and I have to say that she couldn’t have picked a prettier color. It’s nude with some red-browny tones that looks gorgeous with my skin tone. Doesn’t look too brown or dark, it’s just perfect.

What are some of the products that you’re obsessing over lately?

  • I keep seeing the garnier mineral cleanser at the stores! I’m going to have to pick it up one of these days!! =)

  • Sheridan Grady

    These are all gorg! I need the Gwen Stefani Palette! The Pixi Contour Powder looks so good too! x


  • I am so interested in that Garner cleanser. Is it pretty gentle? Sometimes I have used similar products and they have totally broken me out but this one has some awesome reviews!

  • Great post. I have heard so many good things about the new maybelline foundation.. hopefully it will come soon to my country.


  • That Pixi contour is GORGEOUS! I still haven’t tried anything from the brand even though I keep meaning to, I’ve heard so many good things and I love that it’s more affordable! Hope you’re having a great week so far! XO -Kim

  • The pixi contour shade is the perfect shade! Every time I’m at target I can never find it though, hopefully I’m able to get it soon. I’m still obsessing over NARS sin blush.

    Perfect Shade of Mauve

  • jodie.keith

    That pixi contour is amazing! Would be perfect for my skin!

    Jodie @ Jodetopia x

  • Revlon have some amazing lipsticks! I don’t know why I wasn’t quite sure about them but I love it now haha


  • I didn’t know there was a waterproof version of the Garnier Micellar Water, I’ll have to snap that up!

    Jodie | Jodie Loue

  • Garnier micellar water is great, it is one of my favourite. The one I have has pink cap, I wonder why yours is blue :) Maybelline foundation is not available in Europe yet, so when I see it I will definitely give it a try.

    Ela BellaWorld

    • It’s because it’s a waterproof version :) I saw the pink one too, but I grabbed this one since I use a few water-proof products.

  • These are such a great products, Paula! I have to say the Garnier Micellar Water is a favourite of mine! So glad I came across your blog, I’m loving it! xx

    Ale | http://www.alemint.net

  • The Pixi contour powder looks like such a good shade! I’m enjoying using my Gwen Stepfani palette too, completely obsessed with Punk!

    Danielle’s Beauty Blog

  • I so hope we get these Revlon lip products in the UK, I’ve been so envious since seeing them on your Instagram and this is such a gorgeous colour. I’d also like to get the Chanel gloss, it’s a beautiful colour and as ever your photography is stunning xx

  • I tried out the Maybelline foundation on the back of my hand and I’m really impressed with the texture of it. I think I’m going to have to pick some up so I can properly try it out!

    xo, Liz


  • Micellar water is incredible – I have used the Garnier one a few times (I go through it like crazy) and it really is one of the only things that gets my makeup off so effectively and doesn’t leave an oily film or residue.

    I have been lusting over the Gwen Stefani palette – it’s so gorgeous! Thanks for sharing xx

    Margarita Chi | MARGARITACHI.CO

  • I love Maybelline foundation. The texture is so smooth and easily blendable

  • I still haven’t tried the Micellar water from Garnier! I just get worried about trying new skincare products because my skin is so unpredictable!! I really want to try the Pixi product too – it looks and sounds amazing!! Xx

    Rosy Cheeks | http://www.rosycheeks.org

    • This one is really gentle, trust me, my skin can get all sorts of different reactions, I get a rash when I change my dryer sheets even, but this micellar water didn’t irritate my skin at all.

  • I also love the Micellar water! I use the pink one for dry and sensitive skin =D It’s my favorite, I use it to tone, take makeup off or just refresh =D

    Rosie’s Life

  • A (nearly finished) brown red MAC lipstick. I am on the fence about using it any more, because I am excited to finish a lip product on one hand, but it was LE and I will not be able to pick it up again on the other hand…

    Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  • Nice picks! I’ll have to try out the Micellar water. The Gwen Stefani palette is too pretty, but I have way too many similar shades already. It really is pretty though! Easily one of UD coolest collections.

  • Lovely picks! I just found out that we already have the new Maybelline foundation so I’m very eager to try it :) x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

  • I cant declare my love for Gwen palette enough! It amazing! I love the look of the pixi contour powder and I’ve pondering over the Maybelline foundation for while! I’ve been loving the Maybelline Matte + poreless foundation.. I’m amazed at how good it works on dry skin! xx

  • So glad to see Dream Velvet and the Vaseline Lip Balm as those are two of my current favorites too!

    Nereyda│ This Girl Is Obsessed

  • I saw the Micellar water and didn’t grab it! I should have!! Also the Gwen Steffani palette is something I have been wanting since it first came out! That will definitely be my next purchase!

  • You know what? I’m really coveting the Garnier Micellar Water, That Revlon Liquid Lipstick and that new Maybelline foundation. Great stuff you’ve got. :)

    Chaste &

  • Lisa Huynh

    My holy grail skin care product is TheFACEShop’s treatment essence, which is now discontinued. I’ve been on the fence about purchasing the SK-II one but I couldn’t justify spending that much on an essence. Now that you’ve introduced me to the Missha one(which has the exact same ingredients,claims and similar in price, hm..) I’m definitely going to pick up a bottle once I finish my Face Shop one ! xo