Balea Black Secret & White Passion

10/27/2014



It's not always the case but I am known to splurge on bath & body bits every now and then - now, you can probably imagine my surprise to find some extremely affordable yet indulgent bits which are also very festive and perfect for the Halloween which is almost upon us. I believe that readers from Europe will be familiar with dm (drogerie markt) chain of drugstores, originating from Germany. Dm stocks a huge array of brands known to many (Bourjois, L'Oreal, Rimmel, Maybelline etc.) but they also carry many German skincare/beauty/haircare brands - Balea being one of them. Low prices which cater to every budget and quite amazing products are the things I know that I think of when Balea pops into mind. One of my most favorite face washes is the Balea Pink Grapefruit face wash gel - I keep it in my locker at work and it's a true staple of mine. Body washes are also quite loved by users and I have an amazing range for you. Balea Black Secret and White Passion are LE editions which feature specific scents. You'd think I'd go nuts for the Balea White Passion Shower Gel which features a scent reminiscent of white flowers and Acai berries - it actually does smell amazing! White, plastic tube evokes the 'clean' vibe and this shower gel truly smells of freshly washed linen to me. It's fresh, it's not offensive and an overall a great, universal shower gel. It's of a medium thick, white texture which is rather creamy and doesn't dry me out despite making a fluffy lather. 

Nije pisano slovo ali cinjenica jeste kako se nerijetko volim pocastiti nesto luksuznijim proizvodima za tusiranje - mozete onda zamisliti kako sam prijatno iznenadjena pronalaskom izuzetno pristupacnih ali i zaista kvalitetnih tusiralica u kojima je uzivati bas lako. Takodjer, danasnji izbor tusiralica se savrseno uklapa u tematiku Noci vjestica - vidjeti cete i zasto. Vjerujem da su citateljice/citatelji iz Evrope itekako upoznati sa dm (drogerie markt) lancem drogerija, porijeklom iz Njemacke. Dm u ponudi ima prilican broj nama poznatih brendova (Bourjois, L'Oreal, Rimmel, Maybelline itd.) no takodjer u ponudi imaju i domace, njemacke brendove - Balea je jedan od njih. Niske cijene koje odgovaraju bas svakom dzepu te prilicno izvrsni proizvodi su prva stvar na koju pomislim kao asocijacija za Baleu. Jedna od najdrazih mi umivalica je upravo Balea Ruzicasti grejp gel za umivanje - jedno pakovanje drzim u ormaricu na poslu i stvarno je jedan od onih proizvoda koje stalno imam u rezervama. Gelovi za tusiranje su prilicno omiljeni medju korisnicama a ovaj put imam preporuku jako zanimljive linije. Balea Black Secret i White Passion su linije koje ce se zadrzati samo odredjeno vrijeme (LE) i posjeduju dosta specificne mirise. Ukoliko me pratite duze vrijeme, sigurno znate da volim svjeze, neagresivne mirise a Balea White Passion gel za tusiranje (1,95KM) je upravo takav. U bijeloj ,ambalazi se krije kremasta tusiralica mirisa bijelog cvijeca i acai bobica. Miris koji osjetim bih opisala kao miris svjeze oprane posteljine. Svjez je, nenametljiv i uopsteno idealno univerzalan. Srednje je gustine, bijele boje i kremasta tekstura pravi gustu pjenu unatoc kojoj mi gel ne isusuje kozu.



However, my attention is fully focused at the second range - Balea Black Secret Shower Gel smell absolutely incredible! Black tube hides a completely Halloween appropriate shower gel - it's of a neon orange color. It just evokes Jack-o'-Lanterns so successfully and you can bet that I'll use it come st of October. The smell is delicious as it's a combo of warm vanilla and festive, spicy orange. I find that the scent lingers on me for a few hours and I cannot lie - I wish there was a body lotion with the same scent because I'd be the first in line to get it. Another thing that surprised me in a positive way is the Black Secret Deo-Bodyspray. Again, we have the same spicy scent but this scent clings to sweaters, jumpers, shirts, T-shirts and after just one wear all my clothes smell incredible. I don't use strong antiperspirants as I don't find the idea of stopping perspiration smart + this cutie contains no aluminium salts. Yay! I'm not a sweaty Betty per se and the only thing I expect of my deodorant is to make me smell good, retain freshness, not leave white/yellow marks or to crumble (disgusting, I know). If clothes end up smelling wonderful, I'm all ears. I'd estimate that this deo-bodyspray (so it's not a heavy duty deodorant from the start) has a medium 'hold' - something to have in mind. I know that deodorants aren't exactly sexay beauty bits but they're inevitable in our daily routine. I love Black Secret so much that I'll most definitely repurchase it as long as Balea keeps in it its stocks. Too bad that it's an LE but I guess that's part of its charm.

No ipak, moju paznju je zaokupila druga linija - Balea Black secret gel za tusiranje (1,95KM) koji mirise nevjerovatno!  Crno pakovanje krije tusiralicu koja je prigodna za nadolazecu Noc vjestica - neonsko narandzaste je boje koja je dosta neobicna. Cini da mislim na bundeve simpaticnih (i strasnih) lica, kostime za Noc vjestica i mozete se kladiti da cu upravo njim da se tusiram po dolasku 31.oktobra. Miris koji me dojmio je mjesavina tople vanilije i praznicne, zacinjene narandze. Primjetila sam da se na kozi zadrzava par sati po koristenju i necu kriti da bih voljela da imamo i losion za tijelo istog mirisa - bila bih medju prvima koji bi ga kupili. Jos jedno prijatno iznenadjenje je Black Secret deo/sprej za tijelo (2,95KM). Ponovo je rijec o istom mirisu tople vanilije i narandze koji se koristenjem zadrzava na dzemperima, majicama, kosuljama itd. Odjeca mirise krasno po ovom dezodoransu sto mi se dopada. Ovaj slatkis ne sadrzi aluminijeve soli koje su kontroverzan sastojak dezodoransa sto je veliki plus. Obicno nisam u potrazi za antiperspiransima snaznog djelovanja jer mi uopsteno ideja blokadne perspiracije (znojenja) ne djeluje pametnom. Ono sto ocekujem od dezodoransa jeste da podpazusno podrucje odrzava svjezim i namirisanim te da nije ljepljive teksture i da ne ostavlja bijele/zute tragove niti da se pravi suhi talog na kozi (odbojno, znam). Ovaj dezic ispunjava sve moje zahtjeve + cini odjecu mirisnom poput praznicnog kolacica. Otprilike bih procijenila da ovaj dezic/sprej za tijelo srednje 'drzi' jer nije ni kreiran da bude ultra efektan po tom pitanju. Svjesna sam da dezici nisu sami po sebi narocito atraktivni proizvodi ali su u svakom slucaju neophodni. Toliko mi se ovaj dezic dopao da cu ga ponovo nabaviti kada potrosim trenutnu bocicu. Steta sto je rijec o limitiranoj ediciji ali biti ce moj sve dok ga dm bude drzao na policama.


*Some of these products may have been sent to me for review. For more information, see my disclaimer.

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