Cutesy Balea Trinkets

2/05/2015



Cheap & cheerful does it for me every time - I am flirting with both, high-end and affordable sides of the spectrum and both have their advantages, for sure. Just as a luxury item makes me feel pampered to my bone, affordable treats make any day sunny and cheerful. I have four pretties from Balea to showcase and each is cuter than the other. I must give props to Balea for making a classic  cream very stylish and desirable. Just as we thought that classic glycerin-based universal creams deserve to be stuffed somewhere in the corner, Balea dusted them off and revamped them completely making these little tins of joy extremely fashionable. Balea Pflegecreme/ Universal Creams 30ml (1.17 € each) come in two scent variations; 50's Forever (cherry cola scent) and My Golden Twenties (rose and lavender combo). Both creams have the same advantage in the form of this adorable packaging. I'm sure that people who fall for pretty packaging will fall for these two retro beauties as well. Metal tins are flat, compact and travel-friendly. Both scents are lovely and I'm thrilled that they aren't too sweet. I think that lavender is dominant in the 'My Golden Twenties' cream while cherry is an absolute champ in the '50's Forever' variation (which seems to be more scent-potent). I couldn't pick a a fav for the life of me - I love them both!

Slatke stvarcice pristupacnih cijena su oduvijek mnogima od nas bile izvor, pa barem trenutacnog zadovoljstva. Obicno namigujem kako i skupocjenim, tako i nesto pristupacnijim za dzep proizvodima te je iskreno veoma lako uzivati u obje suprotnosti posto svaka ima vlastitu prednost. Jednako kao sto skupocjeni komad kozmetike ucini da se djevojka osjeca mazeno i pazeno kao princeza, tako i jednostavnija zadovoljstva bivaju nesto brzi put do uljepsanog dana. Danas imam cetiri simpaticne sitnice od Balee da vam pokazem a svaka je slatka na svoj nacin. Moram priznati da me Balea ugodno iznenadila neocekivanim ali ocigledno pozitivnim potezom kojim je ucinila najklasicniju univerzalnu kremicu predmetom zelje mnogih zenskih srca. Tacno kada smo mislile da univerzalne kremice na bazi glicerina trebaju ostati u zapecku, Balea je otpuhala prasinu sa njih, obukla ih u zavodljvo ruho, namirisala ih i ucnila najjednostavnije metalne kutijice jako privlacnim. Balea Pflegecreme/ Univerzalne kreme 30ml (2,50KM svaka) su dostupne u dvije LE mirisne varijacije; 50's Forever (miris tresnje i kola kole) i My Golden Twenties (kombinacija ruze i lavande). Obje kreme krasi izuzetno simpaticno pakovanje za koje vjerujem da predstavlja slabost svima vama koje obicno 'padate' na lijepa pakovanja. Metalne posudice su pljosnate, kompaktne i zgodne za torbicu. Oba mirisa su jako lijepa, ne isuvise slatka i dosta dopadljiva. Svakako da je lavanda dominantna u kremi 'My Golden Twenties' dok je tresnja ta koju najvise osjetim u '50's Forever' varijanti (koja mi se cini nesto dugotrajnijih nota na kozi). Bilo bi jako tesko odabrati favorita jer je svaka divna na svoj nacin.




As for the cream consistency, it's surprisingly light and fast-absorbent which is a significant progress regrading glycerin-based creams. I like to use them as hand creams the most, sometimes I dab a tad on my elbows and perhaps on a dry patch somewhere on my face. But I wouldn't recommend using glycerin-based creams on the entire face - I simply never had good experience. All in all, these are simple creams in lovely retro tins - pure definition of 'cheap & cherful'! By the way, don't remove protective foils completely as the lids will fall off the tins more frequently that you'd like. Next up, we have two lip balms and I must say that, even though I've tried several Balea lip balms - these are my absolute faves! You have the Balea Intensif Lip Balm (approx 1,5 €) intended for dry lips. It's enriched with shea butter and argan oil. Packaging is nice - something you'll hear from every girl who is obsessed with purple. The balm itself is of a mango/yellowy color but transparent on lips and has a light sweet scent. This one may be my favorite Balea lip balm to date as it really feels very nourishing yet not sticky on my lips. It's just a classic lip balm that does the job - no oily residue around the mouth, no stickiness. It doesn't dry my lips on the long run either. The Balea Sensitive Lip Balm (approx 1,5 €) is also a classic take which reminds me very much of Labello lip balms (especially their basic kind). It's very light, very hydrating and pleasant. I think I'll get the most use out of it this summer whilst I remain faithful to the Intensive version. Have you tried any of these drogerie markt pretties?

Sto se tice konzistencije krema, iznenadjujuce je lagana i brzoupijajuca sto je znacajan napredak u odnosu na glicerinske kreme kojih se sjecam da sam pronalazila po maminim ladicama. Najvise mi odgovaraju kada ih koristim za njegu ruku jer nisu isuvise masne, nekada utapkam malo kreme na laktove ili eventualno na suhi predio oko nosa. Ipak, ne bih preporucila upotrebu glicerinskih krema na licu - nikada nisam sa njima imala pozitivno iskustvo. Sve u svemu, ovdje se radi o jednostavnim, pristupacnim kremicama koje krasi lijepo pakovanje - fino i slatko! Usput receno, ne bih uklanjala citavu zastitnu foliju posto je bez nje poklopac labav. Poslije kremica, na redu imamo dva Balea balzama za usne. Posto sam u posljednje vrijeme isprobala dosta razlicitih Balea balzama za usne, moram reci da mi je ovaj par omiljeni - narocito ljubicastvena verzija. Moj apsolutni favorit je Balea Intensif balzam za usne (cca 2KM) koji je namijenjen njezi suhih usana. Obogacen je karite puterom i arganovim uljem. Pakovanje mi je zbog boje draze srcu (sto ce vam reci svaka ljubiteljica ljubicaste boje). Sam balzam je mango zute boje no na usnama ne ostavlja trag i blago je slatkog mirisa. On mi se najvise dopada jer je osjetno hranljiviji od ostalih Balea balzama koje sam isprobala ali ipak nije mastan i nije ljepljiv. Jednostavno je klasicni balzam koji radi svoj posao kako treba, bez nereda i tragova oko usana. Takodjer mi nije isusio usne tokom duzeg koristenja. Balea Sensitive balzam za usne (cca 2KM) je takodjer klasican balzam za usne koji me dosta podsjeca na klasicnu, osnovnu verziju Labello balzama. Jako je lagan, hidratantan i ugodan. Mislim da ce mi vise odgovarati tokom toplijih mjeseci dok cu se pridrzavati ljubicastvene verzije koja stiti usne od hladnoce i vjetra. Da li ste imale priliku isprobati neke od ovih simpaticnih Balea stvarcica?

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

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