Review│B.A.E by Hema

Beauty, Make-up



It has been a while now since Hema has released their own beauty line ‘B.A.E’. I wanted to test these products for so long, but I just didn’t found the time, until now.
Their range has everything you could think of and even their packaging is kinda cute.
Other than that, it doesn’t cost much either. You already now I love to try out new things, so I was really curious to test these products.
I’ve bought a foundation, a lipstick and a lip strobe and eyeshadow in a stick.
The foundation and the two lipsticks costs € 6 each and the eyeshadow on a stick costs
€ 4.50.
The foundation I’ve choose is called ‘shake it up’ with skin tint 05 toffee. There were a few colors to choose from, but this one fits me perfect. When I applied it, it really covers the spots and places I wanted to be covered. You can only see I wear foundation because I didn’t apply some on my nekline. Other than that, I think this is a really good foundation. Oh, and the bottle is so cute.
I was really drawn to the eyeshadow on a stick or 8h on a stick as it is called. It says it lasts for 8 hours, hence the name. The eyeshadow doesn’t really have a name, but I liked this one the best. It’s a pity there wern’t many colors. This one has a light orange/chrome color. When I applied it, it felt so sticky. It stays on pretty long and it’s pigmented to. It has little glitters in it. I have to say that I did notice, after some while and after some blinking with my eyes, I have a nude spot in the middle of my eye and it looked like I didn’t put any make-up on, on that spot. Another thing is that I thought is was some kind of pencil, which you could turn to make it longer, but it doesn’t, so it’s rather small and little. After a few uses, the pencil is almost gone.
The dry matte liquid lipstick is my favorite of the three products. It’s kinda holograpic and also says it lasts for 8 hours. This one definitely stays on really long. Even after I ate and drank, you still saw the pretty color with pink, blue and purple glitters.
The lip strobe is kinda the same, but you just put this on above another lipstick, so I didn’t really used this one right now.
Anyway, the products are really pretty when applied and don’t cost much. They also have palettes, mascara’s and much more which I didn’t test. I definitely gonna buy some more lipsticks and the foundation, and maybe test some other eyeshadows.
I think this is a pretty good beauty line, which I’m fan of!

Aurely ❥



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Review │Cushion products from Hema

Beauty, Make-up

Recently, I walked into the Hema and noticed something new, which were the cushion lipstick and cushion eyeshadow. I don’t think this is really a new thing, since I know other well know brands (for example NYX) have similar products. Anyway, it’s something completely new for the Hema store, because normally they only sell the regular stuff and their make-up is not really a well-know (make-up) brand.
You also had a cushion foundation and cushion eyebrow something, but I wasn’t really interessted in that. Like I said, I chose the cushion lipstick and eyeshadow.

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The packaging is not really beautiful or anything, it’s just black and simple. It’s small enough to put in your make-up bag or handbag, if you want to. On the top of the lid you could see wich color it it. The lipstick I chose kinda looks like a dark pink, with a purple-ish kinda color in it, but when you apply it, it’s more like a light pink with glitters in it. So it’s usefull to try the testers first.
There wern’t that many colors and also not really the normal kind of colors for lipstick and eyeshadow.
Once I removed the screw cap, there was this weird smell, which I didn’t really like. My mother didn’t smell anything, so maybe it’s just me.
To use it, you just have to put the cushion on to your eyelid and rub a little bit. You don’t have to push anything to make the ‘liquid’ come out of it. As soon as you start rubbing on your eyes (and with rubbing I just mean gently swipe back and forth) you immediately see the pretty color with the little glitters. You don’t have to rub that much to see results.

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I kinda have bad eyes to show you, because they are kinda hooded (which I don’t like, but hey, gotta accept it) so I had to apply a bit more than another person would probably do, that’s why it’s little messy, but I wanted to show you how it looked so you could really see it. I kinda like it. It’s really easy and even my mother thought it was handy.
Even with my hooded eyes,  I get the feeling you can see I have something on. It’s a really pretty neu,tral color. It’s almost impossible to spill, unless someone gives you a push or you’re just clumsy.

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Like the eyeshadow, there arn’t many colors to. This one looks kinda coral-ish and a bit nude-like when you see the packaging, but it’s kinda hard to describe which color it is, when you put it on, but I really like it. It has a gold shine to it.
It’s really weird to put it on, because it’s so dry. You know when you kinda smack your lips or you roll them over each other to get more lipstick on both of your lips, well it’s not working here, or at least not that good. You have to put the cushion lipstick on both of your lips seperatly. It doesn’t stick and doesn’t has a flavour. It isn’t really smooth either, but I kinda like it. it feels like I have nothing on my lips, while you clearly can see I have.

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What I don’t like about these products, were the smell. I just don’t know if it’s me or not! Luckily, when I apply it, I don’t really notice anything anymore and it doesn’t bother me anymore. Also, it’s a shame there arn’t many colors.
The eyeshadow stays relatively long on my lips, as long as I don’t drink or eat. After that, the color is almost completely gone, so you have to re-apply, which is not really a good thing.

On the other hand, I really liked the colors and how it looked and worked. It’s so handy and simple. They  both cost € 7, which isn’t much, but I would liked the product to last longer.
Let me know if you have it a try and if it’s only me how smells something!

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Aurely ❥

Review │Face masks from Hema

Beauty, skincare

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I really like to go explore in shops, see what’s new. I don’t know if you have this shop in other countries but the Hema is a shop were you can buy many things like make-up, jewellery, cooking utensils, clothes,… They also have a big range of different care products like srubs, shaving foams, face masks, soap, hand creams and much more.
This time, I’ve noticed a new action that’s going on. You could buy two face masks and get one for free. Of course, I love to test things out and I’m always curious whether these face masks really work. So I chose three different ones and tested them out. They all costed € 2 which , again, is very cheap.

 

1. Syrup waffle self-heating face mask

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I’ve never ever tried a self-heating face mask and actually, I didn’t even knew this existed. First, you have to wash your face with lukewarm water and you cannot dry it off. Next step is to apply it evenly to your face. Immediatly, my faces begins to glow and the mask feels so warm on my face. It is a weird but kinda pleasent feeling. The mask is so sticky, but it smells soooo good. I don’t know if you all know what a syrup waffle is, but here is called ‘stroopwafel’ and it’s a very delicious cookie.  Of course, the smell is exactly like a syrup waffle, but I have to tell you, it tastes really bad, but I guess that was to be expected. It wasn’t my plan to taste it, but there were some drops that fell on my lips and so I got a few in my mouth. Disgusting! Also, make sure you don’t spill this on your clothes, cause I reckon it will make stains.
You have to leave it on for like 10 to 15 minutes. After that, rinse again with lukewarm water. Because you have to rinse it, the mask is starting to heat up again, so apparently, it’s the water that triggers the heat.
At first, my skin feels a bit sticky and it still glows a bit, I guess from the heath. It’s after a while that my skin start to feel a lot fresher and smoother. My cheeks  look a little bit red, but my skin isn’t irritated.
I really liked testing this one out! I love the smell so much and I like that it’s self-heating.

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2. Avocado mud face mask

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I loooove everything about avocado, so I was really curious about this face mask. Again, you have to rinse your face with lukewarm water, before applying the mask. It has a mint green colour and there are little grains in the mask, but I don’t know what they are. It is a really thick substance, but it isn’t sticky, which makes it easier to apply.
Leave on for 10 tot 15 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water. Because of the little grains, your face gets a little scrub, but it doesn’t irritate the skin. It’s kinda hard to get the mask of, I have to rinse my face multiply times.
Also with this mask, my face feels kinda greasy at first, but then it feels fresher. I kinda think my skin glows a bit.

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3. Charcoal peel-off mask

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Apparently, this is a peel-off mask, which I didn’t see a first, but it doesn’t matter. In the past, I’ve already tried a charcoal peel-off mask and it wasn’t a succes. It’s not that I’m afraid it will hurt again, cause I’m always really curious if the next one will be better. Here, you just have to clean your face and pat it dry. Than apply the sticky substance to your face and leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes. It doesn’t take long for me to feel a tingling feeling on my face and it already starts to pull.
After 20 minutes, it was time for the moment of truth. And you know what? It went of soooo easily! On some places, I think I put to much on, causing the layers to be too thick. So on some places in my face, the layer wasn’t really fully dried, so I advice to put a thin layer or leave it on for 30 minutes, maybe longer. The rest didn’t came of that easily by rinsing it with water.
My skin feels so fresh and super smooth from the beginning! My face isn’t red or irritated and doesn’t hurt at all.

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Opinion

I think I like the charcoal peel-off mask the best, because I had immediate results! My skin felt fresh the whole day and felt so soft and smooth. It was kinda sticky, which I don’t really like, but it went of so easily and the results are so good, that I’m not that bothered with it.
Second, I like the advocado face mask. I liked that there were little grains in it, so your face gets a little scrub to. The color was also really pretty and I liked the substance.
It was nice to try a self-heating mask and the smell was absolutely amazing. The warm feeling I got, was interesting and I kinda liked it.

Aurely ❥

 

Test │Scrubs

Beauty, skincare

Summer is coming, which means tops and shorts! Or skirts and dresses, whatever. Anyway, it means that it’s time to show our legs again, our in my case, my milk bottles. The easiest way to get a tan, is to use some tanning lotion or other tanning products. I mean, if you use it right, so you don’t look like an oompa loompa. Apparantly, there are also tanning pills now. You could go to a tanning center (is that how it’s called?), but it isn’t always cheap. Anyway, this post isn’t about tanning. To make sure that or legs will tan nicely, you have to make sure you scrub your legs first. When you remove dead skin cells, your legs will tan faster.

Scrubs enough in the world, but which are good en which make sure you don’t have a red or irritated skin? I’ve tested three different onces, a cheap one, one from a brand and one develloped or released by someone ‘known’.

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1. Almond body scrub – € 2,75 Hema

I use this one for years now, so I didn’t made an effort to buy any other. The scrub has an amazing smell and consists of almonds (which I’m fan of), but the scent isn’t overwhelming. This almond body scrub has tiny grains, causing the dead skins to be removed gently. It has a sand-like texture, which I guess most scrubs have. Although it are fine grains, I feel them really good on my skin, which means they do their job. I don’t have sensitive skin, so I never have problems with redness or irritated skin anyway. I think this scrub would be good for people who have sensitve skin to. My legs feels soft and shines a bit. The smell isn’t really noticeable anymore. A big plus is that it doesn’t cost much at all!

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 2. Sugar body scrub – € 6.99 Kruidvat

This is a bit more expensive (but not that much) because it’s a brand. As soon as I remove the lit, I get a really strong scent in my face. The smell is not unpleasent, but it’s definitely not my favorite and it’s kinda special. The scrub seems a bit runny because on top, there is liquid, so watch out when you open it. Unfortunatly, most of it is already on my desk and I tell you, it will make stains. After using the scrub a few times, the liquid dissapears. After that, the scrub is really hard and it’s difficult to get it out of the jar. Again, this scrub also has fine grains, but they are very hard so I would say, take it easy on the scrubbing. Certainly not a good scrub for people with sensitive skin, I think. After I washed the scrub of my legs, they rather feel greasy instead of smooth.  When I dried them of, they feel a bit more smooth, but less than the first scrub (almond body scrub).

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 3. Pretty polished sugar scrub Zoella – € 9.99 Di Beauty

For those who don’t know, Zoella is a well know vlogger in America, but she has a few followers here in Belgium, like myself. This scrub is from her first beauty line and in the mean time, she has a second beauty line out. It’s the first time I’ve ever bought a product of hers. It also cost a lot more, but that’s what you get when you buy things from ‘famous’ people. But what is very important, is that it’s not tested on animals! Good one, girl!
This scrub has an amazing smell, which I can’t describe. In the scrub, there are red dots, but I don’t know what they are. On the packaging you can find the ingredients, but I still don’t really know what’s in it. When I take a bit of the scrub in my hand, it feels very sticky and you don’t feel any grains. I kinda like this weird texture. It’s only when I started scrubbing, that I feel the grains. They scrub nicely, but not to hard, so again, good for people with sensitive skin, in my opinion. I don’t have an unpleasant feeling when I scrub and I don’t know wheter it’s the fact that this is a sugar scrub or because of the weird texture. After rinsing my legs, they don’t hurt or arn’t red at all. Besides that, I still can smell the scrub a bit, which is very nice.

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Opinion

I still like to use my old trusty scrub, the almond body scrub, because it just works for me. It smels nice and the price is amazing! Although, I really like the sugar scrub from Zoella as well! Everything is amazing about this product, it just cost a bit more, but I guess it’s kinda worth it.
I’m not to keen on the body scrub from Kneipp, because I just didn’t like the smell, but of course, this smells different for everyone. Also, the grains were very hard, which I don’t really mind, but I rather have a scrub with fine grains in it. This was the case with the other two scrubs and they still did their jobs. My legs did feel smoother than using the one from the brand Kneipp. I’m obviously not saying this scrub is bad, but it’s just I liked the other two better.
I would certainly recommend you to try the one from Zoella, but mabye one of the other two could be something for you. Start scrubbing, ladies!

 

Aurely ❥