English version: I shop-2
The section “I shop even though I have it all”, started because of the impression made on me by the brand Alexandra Soveral Organic Aromatherapy, goes on. (By the way, Alexandra herself promised to answer my questions next week so we will come back to her.) That is, I – with the persistence that deserves to be used for higher purpose – go on buying all kinds of beauty-…I mean, inevitable care products and make-up 🙂 Actually, I came with a couple of trophies from Cyprus, too 🙂 In the Anassa Hotel I made an acquaintance with two brands that I’d had no idea about before: the English-born The Organic Pharmacy and the American-originated Osea. I actually like the spa policy of the hotel: until recently they had worked with commonly known, trusted brands that proved themselves to the public like ESPA, and then they brought in those two brands that are far less consolidated but, at the same time, much more interesting (to me, for instance). Products of the first brand, The Organic Pharmacy, were used for the facial I got. What can I say, an hour and a half of careful massage, face masks, as well as purifying and hydrating procedures could not go unnoticed on any face. The brand has in its offer some amazing face creams and magic-like scrubs of salts and oils with sizeable but not skin-scratching bits. But it was not them that I bought. I went for the simpler eye shadows, a set of four colours. But first I took my time sniffing and looking around the stand. I also took some pictures, entertaining the spa staff with my hard work. I took a shot of them on the hand, just the way we like it… …And sadly concluded that I needed to buy them 🙂 The reason for that is simple: finding eye shadow without the slightest hint of shimmer/glitter/sparkle – call the damn thing whatever you want – is such a challenge that it can sometimes make you want to scream. MAC has a couple of these, Bobbi Brown has some… and I have no idea who else might have them. It’s not about how difficult it is to find them. It’s about how the very same shimmer/glitter/sparkle looks great on 20-year-olds with flawless skin and, on the other hand, shamelessly brings out all the imperfections on the skin of those who are older than 20. And I am older than 20. Much older. And as the nude eye shadow that does not have any trace of shimmer for 8 years now I have used – to the point of making dents in the bottom of the palette – the Lina Bocardi 05 shadow. Those of you who have any idea what brand it is, when it appeared on our market and where it’s gone to – speak up! 🙂 Actually, in the Organic Glam Smokey palette (the one in the picture, second right, upper row) I found the kind of nude tone that I have been looking for so long that I’ve managed to forget that I was looking for it in the first place 🙂 The price of 45 euros, as you can imagine, did not bother me at all in the face of finding my dream come true 🙂 At the same time, a couple of concealers were purchased, too (don’t ask me why). The most surprising thing about all that was that even as I was checking out of the hotel and paying the bills I did not regret my decision. The eye shadows turned out to be wonderful: soft, silky, moderately bright, beige as promised, preciously matte, with an unostentatious shimmer on the white shade and a somehow friendly shimmer on the wet-asphalt-kind-of shade, the grey shade is quite reasonable, too, and does not bring out the unnecessary. The trick, I guess, is rather simple: the eye shadows contain a lot of ordinary talc and very little of other (in my opinion, unnecessary) things. Anyway, I wear them with pleasure. A question to you, ladies, especially those of you who luckily live in areas far from Moscow – are you familiar with such beauty products as those of The Organic Pharmacy and its make-up line Organic Glam? Could you, please, tell me something about them so that I convince myself even more that they’re cool? I would be very grateful! Next time I will tell you about what precious features of the brand Osea I have discovered. And to create the right mood – you know, so that you can imagine the blissful state of mind and body that I was in at the Anassa Hotel – I give you this picture with which I hereby remind myself to never say never and to never promise myself not to upload pictures on the blog while on holidays 🙂 I hope for an indulgence in my momentary weaknesses. After all, this photo does relate to beauty in a certain way. At that point in my head I was thinking that the eye shadows were good and I needed to buy them. Hence, the horror in my eyes. And on the face – a La Mer face mask.