Review: Thalgo, Clarifying Water Essence

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Even when essences have been on the market for a while, not many brands produce them, actually they are kind of exclusive to medium to luxury ones and still you would need to know where to find them, but still many people wouldn’t know what they are, how to use it and most important they are not meant to replace any other product. Continue reading “Review: Thalgo, Clarifying Water Essence”

Review: Thalgo, Prodige Des Oceans Essence

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Looking for skincare essences to try out for the blog and a guide I’m making this product from Thalgo called my attention so why not decided to give it a try.I have already tried few products from this brand and got very nice results so I was always willing to try it again, but at some point I discovered this one by accident. Continue reading “Review: Thalgo, Prodige Des Oceans Essence”

Review: Bioderma, Sébium Gel Moussant and Sébium Global

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Having oily/combination skin is a real issue, when I was a teenager I have suffered from a severe acne and due to the lack of information (or misinformation) I used to have a terrible skincare routine and today I’m paying the consequences of it. But the story doesn’t finish there acne could be hormonal, due to a bad a diet, stress and also using the wrong products could be causing it.Acne is not the only issue, having a prone skin to open pores, blackheads and blemishes is something that most of us have to deal with, that’s why today I wanted to share two products from Bioderma that are specific for this concerns. Continue reading “Review: Bioderma, Sébium Gel Moussant and Sébium Global”

Zelens, Defence SPF 30 & Lip Treatment Oil Review

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One product I tend to run out quite fast is the Facial SPF and I have to admit I only use Body SPF during the summer, but something that worries me is that many people only cares about using SPF during the sunny months when it’s actually a everyday use product during the whole year, this is not only about the skin getting burnt, getting wrinkles in few years is also to avoid skin cancer, so today I want to share with you 3 products from Zelens, a great dermatological brand with very nice formulas. Continue reading “Zelens, Defence SPF 30 & Lip Treatment Oil Review”

Beautyblender: Bounce Foundation & Re-Dew Setting Spray

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When Beautyblender announced the release of a foundation I was quite surprised as we all know the brand for the magnificent makeup sponges, so I have to admit I was a bit skeptical when Bounce came up, but after tested it for a couple of days in a row I put my hands up now is one of my favourite foundations for several reason not only the performance. Recently another member joined the family and again another lovely surprise: Re-Dew Setting spray, plus the two new Electrical Violet sponges because you never have enough beautyblenders specially if you work with make up. Continue reading “Beautyblender: Bounce Foundation & Re-Dew Setting Spray”

MAC, Studio Waterweight Foundation

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It has been a while since the last time I used a MAC foundation and normally would be the classics from the brand so when I saw this I noticed I have never tried it before and the name really caught my attention, I’m talking about the Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation. I said many times down here I do have normally oily skin except on winter that could actually turn into dry, another thing I always say is that I hate cakey make up and how I see on the street and even beauty consultants wear an overdose of high coverage foundation, no, no, no. Many of you would say “Elle I want full coverage because I have bad skin, I have acne, rosacea or any other issue” great you can get a full coverage but without making so obvious to others eyes, plus there is nothing more annoying of that heavy foundation sensation on your face, well here we have one solution. Continue reading “MAC, Studio Waterweight Foundation”

Valmont, Perfecting Powder Cream Foundation

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Less is more, from the “No Make up Make up” to the Glass Skin many women realise that looking natural and fresh could be far nicer than the diva look, because is not nice when you can notice the excess of foundation from meters away, and far more important a natural makeup would make you look far younger and would help also a lot to keep your skin younger but not all foundations do that that’s why today I want to share the one I have been loving lately and is the Perfecting Powder Cream by Valmont. Continue reading “Valmont, Perfecting Powder Cream Foundation”

Murad, Retinol Youth Renewal Collection

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Retinol has been used as an ingredient in cosmetics for approximately 40 years. First as a treatment against acne, to later extend its use in the prevention and treatment of wrinkles and age spots, once proven effective as a skin renewal.

How does it act? Penetrating the deep layers of the skin, thanks to its light molecular weight, and stimulating collagen and elastin. What makes it unbeatable is that it also improves the appearance of the outer layer of the skin. It benefits the cell renewal process, so dead skin goes fast and new, brighter skin layers appear, it also regulates the keratinization process to soften the complexion. Continue reading “Murad, Retinol Youth Renewal Collection”

MAC In Monochrome Collection

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Cult shades give full-face attitude. Powerful Lipsticks with a serious following get full monochromatic colour collections to match including Lipglass, Powder Blush, Matte and Frost Eye Shadow. This basically the idea of MAC In Monochrome, 6 different shades to create monochromatic looks, something not really common to see during these days but with the right colours it could actually look stunning. Continue reading “MAC In Monochrome Collection”

Charlotte Tilbury, Glowing Pretty Skin Palette

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Minimalist with makeup, Traveler who wants to pack as little as possible in her make bag, or just someone who loves makeup and everything in one palette sound way too good, so yes here you have an option and it’s the Glowing Pretty Skin Palette from Charlotte Tilbury. This is basically a face palette that includes setting powder, blush, highlighter and bronzer, which is great if you don’t like to jump from one thing to other just have everything together. Continue reading “Charlotte Tilbury, Glowing Pretty Skin Palette”

Charlotte Tilbury, Bar Of Gold Palette

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When you are fan of highlighters then is hard to resist to palettes like this, Bar Of Gold Palette from Charlotte Tilbury is a good option forme people who likes to alternate shades and not using always the same one and for the ones who wants to give a natural glow to a dull skin without leaving that extra pigmented diva look where the highlighter become way too obvious, a good option in shades for classy people I would call it. Continue reading “Charlotte Tilbury, Bar Of Gold Palette”

Marc Jacobs: Shameless Youthful-Look 24H Foundation

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Here we are with the latest foundation released by Marc Jacobs, I’m talking about Shameless a very nice option for everyday make up, basically this is a long wear foundation with a very light and fresh finish what is basically I always reach for my everyday look as I want to look natural and not with a cakey face, but still is very buildable so if you want a high coverage you can easily get with it. Continue reading “Marc Jacobs: Shameless Youthful-Look 24H Foundation”

Kiehl’s: Ginger Leaf & Hibiscus Firming Mask

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When my skin needs an extra because it looks quite dull or without any glow i tend to use overnight face masks instead of regular moisturizers. No doubt Kiehl’s is one of my favourite brands when it comes to face masks and one of the latest to come up is the Ginger Leaf & Hibiscus Firming Mask. Continue reading “Kiehl’s: Ginger Leaf & Hibiscus Firming Mask”

Thalgo: Collagène Cream & Concentrate

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The past weeks I have been using two products from the Collagène Collection from Thalgo a French luxury marine cosmetic brand, Thalgo formulas are kind to skin and the environment: Do not contain parabens, mineral oils, propylene glycol, GMOs or ingredients of animal origin (Except beeswax and collagen) I think this is wonderful for having a healthy and safe skin care routine in a long basis and it was on the reasons I wanted to try the brand as my skin is sensitive and tends to react quite badly to nasty chemicals. Continue reading “Thalgo: Collagène Cream & Concentrate”

Bobbi Brown Primer Plus Collection

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Bobbi Brown is probably one of my faves on skin preparation, such a primers, foundation and lately I have been discovering their colour side, that’s why I got really excited when the Primer Plus Collection came out, this collection is all about primers, 4 of them for all skin needs, totally different from each other and now we are going to know about them. Continue reading “Bobbi Brown Primer Plus Collection”

Shiseido: Synchro Skin Illuminator

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This Illuminator or highlighter is part of the Synchro Skin from Shiseido, I have been using it practically everyday as I only use few drops for different part of my face, that’s why this 40 ml bottle is very long lasting. The Synchro Skin Illuminator is a creamy highlither with a medium pigmentation, ideal to get a natural and sophisticated glow to a classy makeup look. The creamy formula is ideal to apply with fingers and they are easier to blend in the right area we want to glow, I also found it a bit more long lasting than powders specially for dry skin or even the oily ones during the cold months. Continue reading “Shiseido: Synchro Skin Illuminator”

IT Cosmetics: Your Skin But Better, CC+ Oil-Free Matte & CC+ Illumination SPF 50+

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One of the mega stars from IT Cosmetics without a doubt is the full coverage CC Cream that I personally freaking love, so when two different options showed up as alternatives as different finish I couldn’t resist to testing them out. The first one that came out was the Your Skin But Better CC+ Illumination SPF 50+, an option to give an extra glow to the foundation finish touch, later came an option pretty wisely dedicated to oily skin: Your Skin But Better, CC+ Oil-Free Matte SPF 40. Continue reading “IT Cosmetics: Your Skin But Better, CC+ Oil-Free Matte & CC+ Illumination SPF 50+”

GLAMGLOW Instamud 60 Second Pore Refining Treatment

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I have to admit that GLAMGLOW masks are one of my favourites and this yellow packaging called my attention, the second thing that make me curious was the “instamud” 60 seconds, as you might know muds, clay and other type of mask needs 30-45 minutes on the face to work. So I have to admit I was a bit skeptical also the type of the bottle I had the feeling that would go empty very fast. Continue reading “GLAMGLOW Instamud 60 Second Pore Refining Treatment”

Immunocologie: Exfoliating Lotion & Hyaluronic Serum

IMG_0195Following a diagnosis of cancer, and with over 30 years of experience in the skincare industry, Karen Ballou understood that the skin is the first line of the body’s immunological defence and wanted to create a skincare offering as luxurious as it is healthy, natural and effective. These principles are the basis of the Immunocologie brand, which is uniquely focused on the source of the skin’s performance and wellbeing: its immune health.

Continue reading “Immunocologie: Exfoliating Lotion & Hyaluronic Serum”

IT Cosmetics, Confidence In Your Glow & Heavenly Skin One-Sweep Wonder Brush

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When you have rosacea is pretty common to struggle when it comes to apply blush, how to look natural with a cute touch on your cheeks without make your rosacea look worse then check out one of the latest products from IT Cosmetics: Confidence in your Glow and a special brush made specially for this bad boy: Heavenly Skin One-Sweep Wonder Brush.   Continue reading “IT Cosmetics, Confidence In Your Glow & Heavenly Skin One-Sweep Wonder Brush”

Clarins Double Serum

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The anti-ageing treatment enriched with [20+1] plant extracts that uses a hydrolipidic and biomimetic double formula to stimulate the five vital functions: hydration, nutrition, oxygenation, regeneration and protection. This serum was born back in 1985 and as you might know some ingredients are only soluble in water, others only in oil. That’s when the founder of Clarins got the idea of offering the treatment in two separate bottles, for the customer to mix together at the time of use. Double Serum was born. Continue reading “Clarins Double Serum”

Institut Esthederm: Osmoclean, Gentle Deep Pore Cleanser and Hydra-Replenishing Fresh Lotion

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Today I’m going to be sharing with you two products from Institut Esthederm that I having putting to the test: Gentle Deep Pore Cleanser and Hydra-Replenishing Fresh Lotion both from the Osmoclean collection.

Osmoclean is a collection dedicated to prepare the skin before applying any serum, facial, oil and moisturizer. Is about cleaning the skin properly, releasing pores from impurities but without causing any damage that normally some products with strong ingredients normally do. These two products I have tried are for any type skin even the sensitive ones as is very gentle. Continue reading “Institut Esthederm: Osmoclean, Gentle Deep Pore Cleanser and Hydra-Replenishing Fresh Lotion”

Pevonia, Ligne Rose RS2 Range

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Not long ago it was very difficult to get specific products for skin with rosacea, today some products have appeared but a brand that has a 100% dedicated line to rosacea is Pevonia.
This is the Ligne Rose RS2 line, which has a cleanser, lotion, concentrate and face cream. Continue reading “Pevonia, Ligne Rose RS2 Range”

Review: The Body Shop, Lip Juicers

 

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Lip Balms are essential in my life, from the time I wake up till I go to sleep, my lips are very dry to the point they can be sore if I don’t apply a lip balm, also in the past two years I have decided to use more natural, cruelty free and eco friendly products not only the environment and the animals, for me too I want to really take care of what I put on my body.

And I’m not really sure if these are new or not but i have never actually see them before, these are the Lip Juicers from The Body Shop, I decided to try different flavours and today I share my opinion. Continue reading “Review: The Body Shop, Lip Juicers”

Sensitive Skin Care Routine with Eau Thermale Avène

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Sensitive skin is not a type of skin, but a condition, a condition that can affect all skin types.
The symptoms are tightness, itching, tingling, erythema (our face turns red), burning. Did you ever feel that? Or thought “this cream is bad” and you stop using the one you had open because it burns your face? In general it is not the cream’s fault but our skin that is sensitized. What things can damage the microbiome (the protective barrier) of the skin and leave it weak and sensitive? very abrasive products, exfoliate very often, clean our face with very strong soaps, do not use sunscreen. That’s why we suddenly notice that everything burns, bothers us and then we choose not to use anything.

Well weeks ago I tried a clay mask that practically destroyed my skin, I was full of pimples, itchy, burning and actually my skin was in pain, so had to change my regular skin care routine to recover for one more simple but with specific products, that’s when I tried a combination of 3 from Eau Thermale Avène. Continue reading “Sensitive Skin Care Routine with Eau Thermale Avène”

Review: Lancôme, Advanced Génifique Serum

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When it comes to Lancôme I have always used the perfumes and make up range but never really paid attention to the skincare range, I don’t know why. So I decided to start now that some iconic products like the Génifique collection has been renovated starting from the most famous: Advanced GénifiqueContinue reading “Review: Lancôme, Advanced Génifique Serum”

Clarins, Sun Wrinkle Control Cream 50+

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May is the skin cancer awareness month and with that comes the well known advice of how to prevent skin cancer, sadly many people skip them thinking that skin cancer rarely happen.

One product that we always have to use and never leave the house without applying it over our skin is the sunscreen protection, and even when some products include SFP 10,20, 25,30, the right one is always 50+, and today I want to share the product I have testing lately. Continue reading “Clarins, Sun Wrinkle Control Cream 50+”

Review: IT Cosmetics, Your Skin But Better CC Cream

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When it comes to a lighter, natural or faster makeup routine I have always jumped on BB Creams, for some strange reason I never really tried a CC Cream till today.

I have been trying two products from IT Cosmetics a high end Cruelty Free brand, one of those products is Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+.  Continue reading “Review: IT Cosmetics, Your Skin But Better CC Cream”