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01.06.2017

Orlane Vs. Omorovicza

The battle of the anti-aging serums has begun. At the age of 32, I’m all over them like white on rice. In the past I have tired out some anti-aging serums but I was never really dedicated to using them until I discovered Omorovicza skin care and purchased their Gold Flash Firming Serum.
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After using it a few time (half the bottle to be exact) I began to realize I didn’t like the feeling it would give to my skin after application, this tightening effect to be exact. And I also wasn’t feeling the difference in my skin. I’m not expecting to see a difference in my skin until about 2 bottles in, but I do expect to feel a difference when Ive been using a product for about a month. So I went back into Neimans and told the girl at the Omorovicza counter how I felt about the serum and that’s when she introduced me to this baby: Orlane B21 Extraordinaire Serum
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I will not bore you guys with too much detail, but in a nutshell they both include anti-aging properties. The way this B21 youth serum feels right after the application is amazing! I can almost feel it working as I apply, it is so soothing and smells soooooo nice. Honestly I have not touched my Omorovicza Serum since B21 has entered my life.  If you’re looking for a day/night serum you HAVE to try this out! For those of you wondering, I just apply it in the mornings after washing and toning. Then I follow up with my Balancing Moisturizer.
XoXo,
Anyut

on “Orlane Vs. Omorovicza”

  1. Alena says:

    Hey Anyut, I have been following your blog for YEARS and absolutely love it! This is my first time commenting, but I’d like your advice please…what is your favourite moisturiser or one you can recommend for normal, 18 year old skin? I’ve researched heavily but would like to hear the opinions of someone with such glowing, flawless skin – you! Thank you so much! x

    January 6, 2017 @ 11:58 AM Reply
  2. Alice says:

    I bought this B21 thing. SMH

    January 8, 2017 @ 12:09 AM Reply
    1. anyut says:

      You did?! And…..

      January 8, 2017 @ 11:22 AM Reply
  3. Katina says:

    Hi Anush,
    This is off topic from this post, but I was wondering if you could share what you used to carry your laptop and notebooks in when you were taking your classes? I need a new work bag and am looking for some inspo.
    Thanks!
    Katina

    January 8, 2017 @ 7:33 AM Reply
    1. anyut says:

      Hi Katina, to be honest I held my books in my hand and carried a purse. I never had a backpack lol. I might have used the LV Neverfull GM but mostly carried my stuff.

      January 8, 2017 @ 11:40 AM Reply
  4. Annalisa says:

    I’m 33 and my dermatologist recommended skinceuticals c e ferulic, its pricey but so far it’s awesome.

    January 8, 2017 @ 5:44 PM Reply
    1. anyut says:

      My friend uses it and really likes it, I have looked into it as well but never really decided to go for it. Thnx for the tip tho.

      January 8, 2017 @ 9:53 PM Reply
  5. Liana says:

    Hi hun! question, my hair gets oily sooo fast, literally the second day of a fresh blowdry it gets oily. I don’t want to wash my hair every 2 days so I use dry shampoo but hate the feeling of my hair afterwards. Would you recommend any shampoo and conditioner for my hair? Also would you recommend any dry shampoos that don’t leave the white residue and actually work. Thanks!

    January 9, 2017 @ 10:35 AM Reply

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12.14.2016

Lancer Vs. Omorovicza

Hey Guys,

I wanted to share my thoughts on the 2 face scrubs I have in my shower at the moment. If you guys have been following my blog you know I LOVE the Polish Method by Lancer but I never say no to trying new products. So when I was first introduced to Omorovicza I had to try out their facial polish.  About a week into using the Omorovicza scrub I realized that I wasn’t fond of it at all. The beads are soooooo refined that I didn’t feel any scrubbing effect. It felt more like a facewash, whereas Lancer feels AMAZING and you can feel the microbeads really working. What I also didn’t like about the Omorovicza polish was the feeling it left on my skin immediately after using it. It feels like there is product residue on my face right after using it. In a nutshell I much rather prefer Lancers Polish Method.
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XoXo,
Anyut

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  1. Larisa says:

    Hi Anoush. I enjoy reading your blog and I often utilize the product related advise you give! I’ve searched for a good face polish for a while myself, and I finally came across a really good one that polishes and mattifies my skin without drying. The product is by Fresh, and it is called, Umbrian Clay Mattifying Face Exfoliant. It is for normal to oily skin. I haven’t been able to find it at Sephora but you might since you visit so many different ones. I get mine from Neiman Marcus. Please review it if you get to try it. Enjoy your day.

    December 14, 2016 @ 9:29 AM Reply
    1. anyut says:

      Hi Larisa! Ty for the recommendation I will def try it out and thnx for following. Xo

      December 14, 2016 @ 10:00 AM Reply
  2. Lauren says:

    How often do you use the face polish ?

    December 14, 2016 @ 4:50 PM Reply
    1. anyut says:

      Every day. I wash my makeup off at night, then I scrub, then use another cleaner. It’s a process lol

      December 14, 2016 @ 7:40 PM Reply

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12.07.2016

Staples.

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  1. Ann says:

    Which Do You Apply First ?

    December 7, 2016 @ 11:14 PM Reply
    1. anyut says:

      Good Genes, then the Luna Oil, then Tidal. Every other night I will substitute Tidal with my Omorovicza night cream.

      December 8, 2016 @ 2:35 AM Reply
  2. Sapphire says:

    My tried and true staples as well, of course thanks to you my #beautyfairygodmother xoxo

    December 8, 2016 @ 12:18 AM Reply
    1. anyut says:

      ❤️

      December 8, 2016 @ 2:36 AM Reply
  3. Emily says:

    Hi anyut, you got me hooked on Luna, I’m not trying to choose between Juno and flora for day time, what would you recommend!!!?

    December 8, 2016 @ 2:51 AM Reply
    1. anyut says:

      Hi Emily! I have not used Flora but I have used Juno and really liked it. I didn’t see any dramatic changes on my skin so I ended up stopping. You should use it and see how your skin likes it.

      December 8, 2016 @ 11:20 AM Reply
  4. Gabrielle L. says:

    I kinda want to buy these but I am not sure. I saw that Sephora has a “Power couple Duo” bundle. Would you recommend it for 24 years old skin? Or is it more of an age-preventing treatment?

    December 8, 2016 @ 9:29 AM Reply
    1. anyut says:

      Hi Gabrielle,

      So the Tidal is def something you can use at the age of 24, because it mainly provides hydration and has no active ingredient. Luna has retinol and Good Genes has lactic acid. Lactic acid is used in a lot of skin care products because it helps prevent acne breakouts and reduces the “appearance of fine lines and wrinkles”, it also works as an exfoliant, so I don’t see an issue with you using it. As for Luna Oil, it has retinoid in it which is a less hard form of retinol, but I don’t think I am in the position to say if you are too young to use it or not. Maybe you should consult a esthetician or a derm. Hope that helps sorry I couldn’t be more useful.

      December 8, 2016 @ 11:33 AM Reply
      1. Gabrielle L. says:

        ty 🙂 Yes that answer helps!

        December 8, 2016 @ 1:06 PM Reply
  5. Operation Beauty says:

    I thought on the directions it says to use the oil before the good genes…how come you use the Good Genes first? I use these products as well so I would love to hear your thoughts.

    December 13, 2016 @ 10:34 AM Reply
    1. Shelly says:

      Yeah, my understanding is the luna goes first, then you wait like 10minutes before applying good genes.

      January 10, 2017 @ 9:33 PM Reply
      1. anyut says:

        K so I asked a specialist and yes you are right. It’s Luna then good genes. But wait only 5 mins.

        January 12, 2017 @ 12:03 PM Reply

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11.23.2016

Product Review

For years I have been using the same 2 face washes, FAB Face Cleanser to remove my make-up followed by Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser to cleanse my skin. And even though I would never substitute FAB Face Cleanser for anything else, I do often substitute my Boscia cleanser (second step) with other products just to test things out. Thus far I have loved subbing it with Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Daily Facial Cleanser and Kate Somerville Daily Detox. Anyway…a few weeks back I decided to try out a new facewash that had just hit the market ExfoliKate Cleanser:
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After using it for a good few weeks I was ready for a review.
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It is by far the worst face wash I have ever used! On the back it says it removes make-up, so one day I only had loose powder on my face and decided to skip using FAB and just use this stupid shit instead. I use it, get out of the shower, wipe my face using my Shiseido Facial Cotton and Murad Clarifying Toner, look at the cotton and see MAKE-UP on it! I was like -are you serious?- It didn’t even remove loose powder?! Dumbest shit ever!
XoXo,
Anyut

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  1. Natalie H. says:

    Thanks for this review! I love this brand but hadn’t tried the cleanser and now I know not to even bother

    November 24, 2016 @ 4:34 PM Reply
    1. anyut says:

      My pleasure

      November 24, 2016 @ 5:49 PM Reply
  2. Nazih says:

    I don’t know why I feel like Kate Somerville products are overhyped. Will gladly skip this!

    November 25, 2016 @ 7:01 AM Reply
    1. Annette says:

      I totally agree, I haven’t found any of her products to be spectacular or even to my liking.

      November 26, 2016 @ 10:52 PM Reply
  3. Sara says:

    I would really recommend a cleanser by the french brand Yves Rocher! The packaging is not very exciting but the product is sooo good! Within the first week of using it I bought two back ups (which I have never done with any other cleanser I have used before!) because I love it that much! It’s on sale right now too, only $6.50!!! http://www.yvesrocherusa.com/control/product/~category_id=1760/~pcategory=1000/~product_id=54180?cmSrc=Category

    November 27, 2016 @ 2:34 PM Reply
    1. anyut says:

      Hi Sarah ty so much for the recommendation. I will definitely give it a try.

      November 27, 2016 @ 8:23 PM Reply

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11.14.2016

A Thought… 💭

So I’ve come to the decision that once my second set of Omorovicza products are finished (I’m almost there) I’m diving head first into everything LA MER!!! I’ve been reading about the line and I wannna try it all. I will still keep the products from Omorovicza that I’m obsessed with, which I’ll tell you guys about soon, but I wanna try everything from La Mer.
Here are the products I’m mainly interested in:
The Concentrate
The Regenerating Serum
The New Moisturizing Soft Lotion
The Eye Concentrate
The New Perfecting Treatment
The Cleansing Gel
The Lip Balm
If any of you guys have used any of these products and have REAL feedback on them I would love to hear it. Thanx guys!
XoXo,
Anyut

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  1. Larisa says:

    Hi Anush. I have only tried the moisturizing lotion and a few samples and it was too heavy for me and did not absorb quickly. It also made my skin very oily. I have been told that the line is best for older women. You definitely don’t need such heavy products you’re still young and have a beautiful skin. I would highly recommend Chantecaille. Ask for samples and try it out. La mer and la prairie are both very heavy for your age.

    November 14, 2016 @ 9:38 PM Reply
    1. anyut says:

      Thnx Larisa! I’ll look into chantecaille skin care, I just picked up a perfume from that line 4 days ago at Neimans. Smells soooo good!

      November 14, 2016 @ 10:39 PM Reply
      1. Larisa says:

        I haven’t tried the perfume but I definitely will since I don’t doubt your taste!:)

        November 15, 2016 @ 12:30 AM Reply
  2. G says:

    Hi Anyut,

    I would recommend using their new foundation and powder. Their makeup line is great. I like their lip balm and find their creams take forever to absorb as well.

    November 15, 2016 @ 5:25 AM Reply
    1. anyut says:

      I have their translucent powder but apparently they refomulated it and repackaged it now. Interesting to know about their moisturizers. Thnx for the feedback!

      November 15, 2016 @ 6:52 AM Reply
  3. Emme says:

    Hi Anush,

    I have also only tried the moisturizer and I have normal skin and I felt like it was extremely greasy. It might be good to put on at night during the colder months to give your skin time to absorb it but otherwise not something I would purchase personally, I felt like it made my makeup break up too. I definitely prefer the la prairie moisturizer over la Mer though.

    Good luck

    November 16, 2016 @ 4:56 PM Reply
    1. anyut says:

      Ty!

      November 16, 2016 @ 5:09 PM Reply
  4. Rachael says:

    The Concentrate is one of the best purchase you will ever buy. I love to use it after a chemical peel. It’s amazing. I just recently purchased the New Moisturizing Soft Cream as it was recommended to me for my skin type as I found the Creme de La Mer too heavy. I have also tried the Lip Balm twice. The first time, I wasn’t sure if I liked it or not so gave it another shot… & didn’t like it. But, that was about 3 years ago, so I may try it again.

    December 15, 2016 @ 6:42 AM Reply
    1. anyut says:

      Hi Rachael! Thnx for the tips. I’m looking into the Concentrate and even though it has great soothing properties, it doesn’t seem like something I would get daily use out of. Everything else in the line everyone has so-so things to say about. So for now I’m gonna stick to Omorovicza and Sunday Riley since they are working great for me. Thnx so much for following ❤️️

      December 15, 2016 @ 6:46 AM Reply

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11.01.2016

Angela Nice

This women has magical hands! Been going to her for about 9 years now and I have yet to try going to any other esthetician. I definitely recommend her to everyone!
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XoXo,
Anyut

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  1. Anne says:

    Hi Anyut
    What Does That do ?

    November 1, 2016 @ 4:58 PM Reply
    1. anyut says:

      Do you mean the mask or the light?

      November 1, 2016 @ 5:11 PM Reply
  2. Anne says:

    Both

    November 1, 2016 @ 7:51 PM Reply
  3. stella says:

    HI Anush, how much does she charge?

    November 2, 2016 @ 8:23 PM Reply
    1. anyut says:

      I think her signature facial is 185 but I could be wrong. She charges me her old prices cause I’ve been going to her for years!

      November 2, 2016 @ 9:29 PM Reply
  4. Amy says:

    Hello does this lady help with acne scarring?

    November 27, 2016 @ 11:10 PM Reply
    1. anyut says:

      Hi Amy, I’m not sure to be honest. Just call and ask her.

      November 28, 2016 @ 11:08 AM Reply
  5. Amy says:

    Thank you for the reply back. By any chance would you happen to know any good dermatologists that do help with scarring?

    November 29, 2016 @ 11:50 PM Reply
    1. anyut says:

      Hi Amy, you should call Angela Nice and see if she can do anything about that, or maybe she can refer you to someone who can.

      November 30, 2016 @ 1:40 PM Reply

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09.09.2016

Skin Care

Good Morning Guys,

If y’all recall a month or two ago I discovered this new skincare line Omorovicza (new to me and most stores in my area). I had purchased a few items and have been incorporating them into my skincare routine. Since then I have been OBSESSED with everything I was using. Last week I was at Neiman Marcus and saw that they carry the entire Omorovicza line (whereas Bloomies has only a few items) so I restocked on some my current products and decided to try some new ones as well. I decided to pre-sale the products  because the line itself was giving a nice gift with purchase. Since I had to pick up the products 1 week from the day I purchased them, I was given samples to try out meanwhile. I LOVED every sample I was given so I decided to get them all. Here is what I got:
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The Queen of Hungary Mist is one of the products that I am restocking on. I used my first bottle to the very last drop. Out of all the facial mists I have used I can honestly say this is the best one!
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I also restocked on the Gold Eye Lift. I really enjoyed using this product, it was the perfect amount of hydration, I didn’t experience any puffiness while using it, and it was not heavy.
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I purchased my first few Omorovicza products from the Bloomingdale’s at the Sherman Oaks Space NK counter. I picked up the Illuminating Lotion, not knowing that it was for dry skin. As I kept using it, I realized it seemed a bit too heavy for me even thought the texture was lightweight. After having my baby, my skin went right back to being combination to oily. So I went to omorovicza.com and read about the entire line and saw I needed the Balancing Moisturizer. Space NK does not have the entire collection but thankfully Neimans does. I was able to try samples of the Balancing Moisturizer for a week and LOVED it! It is really hydrating but extremely light weight on my skin at the same time.
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I have been so into Dr. Lancer’s Polish Method that I was hesitant to give the Refining Facial Polisher a try. But since I’m almost done with my Lancer Polish Method and I have already used a good 4 tubes, I decided to give this a try. I have tried samples before and liked it.
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Another sample I got that I used over the weekend in San Diego and once again loved! Was the Deep Cleansing Mask. I remember applying a thin layer on my face in my hotel at night and getting this tingling feeling as if it was going deep into my pores and detoxifying them. So of course I thought this was a must! Oh, and it is better for oily skin rather than dry.
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My night routine other than wash, tone, and apply eye cream has been my Sunday Riley Good Genes followed by Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream. Which I have been loving for over a year now and had no intention of switching out either of those products until…I was given sample of the Rejuvenating Night Cream. Can you guys tell I’m obsessed with this line?! So, once again I tried the sample 6 nights in a row, following the application of Good Genes of course, and lo and behold it felt amazing! Made my skin look so plump, hydrated, and smooth in the morning. It almost felt like I applied a healing cream to my face.
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Last but not least I needed a treatment/serum. Let’s face it, I’ll be 32 this year and so I definitely need some anti-aging up in this b$&!#! So after reading about all thier serums and asking 100 questions to the specialist at the counter, I decided to go with the Gold Flash Firming Serum I used the samples during the day right before my moisturizer. The product is made with real gold so it gives my skin an amazing glow, which makes my foundation look even better.
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Both the Omorovicza counter and Neiman had a gift with purchase the day I was getting all my skincare. Of course Neimans had an ugly grandma bag to give away with some crapy samples in it, which I didn’t care for, but I loved what the Omorovicza GWP so I agreed to leave my products there for a week. Here is the GWP (ugly bag once again) but had great stuff in there.
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imageAlong with this huge jar of Body Cream, which retails for $95.
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Can’t wait to start using my babies: Oh and on the right you guys will see the Thermal Cleansing Balm which I still have from my last purchase. This product is the BOMB! It is a deep cleanser that I use every other day.
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XoXo,
Anyut

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  1. Bianca says:

    Now when you forget my half ethnicity again for the millionth time (which you will)…think about where your skin care products are from!! Lol

    September 9, 2016 @ 1:24 PM Reply
    1. anyut says:

      I swear to God that’s how I remember!!!!

      September 9, 2016 @ 2:55 PM Reply

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06.17.2016

Skin Care Obsessed

Hey Guys,

Sorry I have been MIA for a few days now. I am about 3 weeks away from giving birth and am soooo busy with getting everything ready for the new baby. I left everything to the last minute. Literally everything! Up until yesterday I hadn’t ordered a car seat, stroller, or any furniture the only items I have been buying over the past few weeks have been clothes. Anyway let’s jump to the topic on hand. SKIN CARE.

For the past few months I have been more into skin care than cosmetics. I know…when I came to realize this it shocked me too. Make-up has always been more important to me than skin care lol, but as I get older I understand that taking care of my skin is way more important than anything else. Since my skin care obsession began I have used many different lines such as Sunday Riley, Tata Harper, Murad, and Dr. Lancer. Over the months I began to see what product from which line works best for my skin. Whereas before I used to think that I should stick to one skin care line and use everything that line has to offer, which I now think is absolutely wrong! Here are some of the products that I LOVE:

LOVE this Lancer face polish. I’m on my 4th one. I use this product every night after washing off my make-up, but before using a final facial cleanser (pm only):
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LOVE this Murad Clarifying Toner. I use this product after I’m done washing my face, and have dried it. I use the Shiseido Facial Cottons, to apply it every morning and every night.
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This is another staple product for me, Sunday Riley Good Genes. I use this right after toning my skin in the mornings before moisturizing:
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Next product I can’t live without is the FAB Face Cleanser, which I use to remove all my make-up at night with the Boscia Konjac Sponge.
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One other item I am LOVING and am on my second jar of  is the Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream, which I use as a night cream. I have really seen a difference in my skin since using this product:
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As I have mentioned before I have 3 steps when I wash my face at night. First I remove my make up with FAB facial cleanser, then I scrub using Lancer’s Polish Method and the last step is a deep cleanser. For the longest time I was using Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser which I LOVED and still love, but one day I got tired of it and decided to switch it up. I was at Nordstrom and I came across the Kiehl’s Rare Deep Pore Daily Cleanser. I have not been able to put this product down since purchasing it. It is my last step at night when washing my face.
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Last but not least I LOVE Lancer’s Volume Enhancing Lip Serum which I use every night and every morning:
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The products I mentioned above are ones that I keep re-purhacing over and over again and refuse to give up because I truly see them work and see a difference in my skin. I am still on the search for the perfect eye cream and daily moisturizer. I recently finished an entire bottle of Tata Harper Reparative Moisturizer, and I REALLY  liked it, but I wasn’t in LOVE.
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I have been using Tata’s Hydrating Floral Essence as well but I am not really liking it. Matter of fact the scent is kinda disgusting.
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Sooooo a few days ago when I finished up my eye cream by Dr. Lancer and my Reparative Moisturize by Tata Harper I decided to search for an eye cream and day time moisturizer from a new line of skin care that I have not yet tried. I went online, did some research and found a line that I was very much interested it. To my surprise Space NK at Bloomies in Sherman Oaks just started carrying the line, so I went over there to see the it in person smell it, touch it and get samples of whatever I was interested in. Everything I wanted at the time was sold out so I had them put me on the list for the next shipment, and 5 days later I was called in to pick up the items I had requested. During those 5 days I used up all the samples I was given and liked the way they made my skin look and feel. Here are my purchases from Omorovicza:
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Queen of Hungary Mist Smells amazing!
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Gold Eye Lift (LOVING this so far)
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Illuminating Moisturizer This is my day time moisturizer.
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Thermal Cleansing Balm which I used on my dry skin to remove my make-up.
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Gold Rescue Cream, which I use at night.
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I also pick up an extra Good Genes cause I was almost out of mine:
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This is it for now. I am hoping to have good reviews for you guys in a few weeks.
XoXo,
Anyut

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  1. Alina says:

    Do you still use the luna oil?

    June 19, 2016 @ 6:02 PM Reply
  2. Alina says:

    Oops. I just realized you probably stopped using it during your pregnancy.

    June 19, 2016 @ 6:04 PM Reply
    1. anyut says:

      Lol ya I stopped using it, but I have the bottle so once I give birth I’ll start again.

      June 19, 2016 @ 8:49 PM Reply

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05.06.2016

ReStocking

I recently ran out of my Good Genes and Tidal moisturizer. Good Genes I have been using for a long time now, but Tidal was a new product for me and I really liked it A LOT, so I decided to get another tub. I use it every night after toning and applying eye cream.


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XoXo,
Anyut

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  1. Madlena says:

    Hey, really enjoy your posts! I’ve been using Sunday Riley myself and absolutely love her products. I saw in your posts that you are pregnant, that’s awesome! Congratulations! Just wanted to ask seeing as that some of her products mention not to use them if you are pregnant. Was just curious to know if you’re still using them now and if it’s safe, you know for future reference lol e.g., Luna, which is Retinol based.

    May 12, 2016 @ 11:10 AM Reply
    1. anyut says:

      Hi Madlena, ty for following and ty for the sweet words. I have not used Luna since I have gotten pregnant but everything else I still use.

      May 12, 2016 @ 8:18 PM Reply

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