Monday, June 16, 2008

Amoena goes girly

I finally used my the Body Shop gift token. My oldest sister gave it to me for Christmas. I guess it was literally the best Christmas present she's even given to me. She usually sucks with presents (I'm not complaining though) so this gift token thing was a really nice surprise.

I don't know why it took so long for me to use it. I live right next to the Body Shop and I literally love all their products. It could have been hard though, but actually I knew pretty much right away what I wanted. And this is what I got:

Shimmer Cubes Palette 06
Shimmer Cubes Palette 06: Honeycomb, dark chocolate, marshmallow and chocolate chip.

I'm not really into expensive make-up and I've always rather invested on cleansers and toners. But I happened to have one of these palettes already. I bought it from sales because I wanted to try pink eyeshadow. And that pink became my favorite for years. Pink suits just everyone. Anyway. So since I knew this stuff is some serious luxury, and since I was running out of bronze eyeshadow, this decision could not have been easier. And by the way, I really like how every color is in its own tiny plastic box (for some reason it can't be seen in the picture). When I travel I can only take one color with me and save some space. I'm a sucker for these things.

I never thought myself as a label whore. But I guess I am one too since I always opt for certain brands for certain cosmetic products. I buy my cleansers, toners and moisturizers from a pharmacy and right now my favorite brands are Vichy and Aco. For foundations and powders I choose Lumene because they have really light shades to match fair Finnish skin. I don't use much lipstick because it always wears out so soon. But when I do use, my choice is Maybelline, and Rimmel is definitely the best brand for mascaras and eyebrow grooming. For haircare I choose XZ because their products are 100% silicone-free (and cheap too).

And I do have a scent. I've been using Laura by Laura Biagiotti for over ten years now. Of course I have other perfumes too but I put on some Laura when I simply like to smell like me.


  1. Herkulliset nimetkin niillä.

    Miksei shampoossa saa olla silikonia?

  2. Kyllähän sitä saa olla. Tai ainakaan mä en usko siihen, että se olisi muka kaikkien hiuksille jotenkin huonoksi. Mutta omien hiusten kohdalla olen todennut, että silikoniton toimii paremmin.

    Tosin sitä silikonia tulee läträttyä hiuksiin sitten välillä sen hiuksiinjätettävän hoitoaineen muodossa, mistä mä sulle joskus puhuinkin. Missä on niitä kimalteita :D

  3. Mun vastaava hiuksiin jätettävä ei varmaan muuta sisälläkään ku silikonia. :P