Used Up Products: Elemis, Clarins, Vichy, Apivita. LUSH, Lancome and Philip Kingsley

I actually love  seeing what products other people finished and what products they re-purchased (even more). So I thought I’d show you some of the products that I have finished.

Although I love trying new products very much, some I re-purchase, as I find them to be amazing. Unfortunately, I have already thrown away most of the packages but here is what is left.

Two Shampoos

Vichy Dercos Shampooing Treatment Oil Control

I actually really liked this for summer as it cleaned my hair nicely without stripping it. I would re-purchase but I have already ordered a Cowshed shampoo which I’ve wanted to try for a long time already.

Philip Kingsley Body Building Shampoo

Unfortunately, this shampoo did not work for me because my hair got greasy after about 1.5 days which was not good at all.  I would try other shampoo from the range but would not get this one again. I am actually taking PK vitamins for hair for the second month already (the course is four months) and I think I can see some improvements already. But will update on that in September.

Two Elemis products

Elemis tranquil Touch Body Polish (review here)

I had to cut the packaging to get every single drop of this product. I have actually purchased the second tube already. Next time I plan to get their mint scrub as it’s the only scrub from the brand I haven’t tried yet. Their Exotic Lime and Ginger Salt Glow is brilliant, too.

Elemis  Treat Your Feet Foot Cream (review here)

This has to be the best foot cream I have ever tried! It is very effective and the scent is to die for. Whenever I use it and someone is around, I always get asked about it. And, yes, I have ordered one more tube last week. I highly

Clarins Santal Face Treatment Oil Review

Autumn/Winter is the time to  introduce oils in your skincare regimen, if for some reason you are not using any yet. This is why today I want to share about one of my favourite oils of all time. And I was actually surprised to to see that I never wrote a feature about Clarins Santal Face Treatment Oil.

I have used up my current bottle, so it seems like a perfect  time to share.

Clarins Santal Face Treatment Oil for dry skin Review

Clarins have three facial oils, and this particular one was created for dry skin, with pure

Clarins Ombre Matte Eye Shadows Review and Swatches

I know that a lot of people were  waiting for the review of Clarins Ombre Matte Eye Shadows, but I wanted to take my time, and test them out properly. And, finally, I am ready to share my impression.

This Autumn the brand released 6 shades of  what they describe as “new generation cream to powder eye shadows”:01 Nude Beige, 02 Nude Pink, 03 Taupe,  04 Rosewood, 05 Sparkle Grey and 06 Earth.

Clarins Ombre Matte Eye Shadows Review and Swatches Nude Pink RosewoodThese come with a signature red Clarins packaging, in a cute lightweight plastic jar with a golden lid on top.  Despite the fact that it is not glass, the products still looks high-end.

So what about the formula?

I’d describe it as a very well pressed creamy powder. The finish is matte (at least in the shades that I have), so they look very natural on the eye lids.

It is

Palazzo d’Oro Holiday 2009 Makeup Collection by Clarins

clarins holiday 2009

I already made a post about this collection but here are all the details!

Gold Attraction Face Palette, $57

clarins holiday 2009 face

A stunning seasonal collection inspired by the light and sumptuous radiance of Venice: its beautiful golden palaces, their facades with subtle colours and patinas and the unique architecture that allows light to seep through the fine stonework. Soft beige powder presented as a kaleidoscope of matte and glossy colour. Lights up face and décolleté with a subtle golden sparkle.

Gold Attraction Eye Quartet & Liner Palette, $66

clarins holiday 2009 eyes

A stunning seasonal collection inspired by the light and sumptuous radiance of Venice: its beautiful golden palaces, their facades with subtle colours and patinas and the unique architecture that allows light to seep through the fine stonework. Four shades to light up your eyes- Elegant pink with silver shimmer / Radiant pearly yellow-gold / Soft burgundy glace / Shimmering gold brown.

Joli Rouge Perfect Shine Sheer Lipstick, $23.5

clarins holiday 2009 lipstick

High shine enhanced by long-hold, crystal colours, a luxurious texture and genuine lip care benefits that protect and beautify lips all day.

Shade : 01 Melon

Shade : 02 Rhubarb

Shade : 03 Guava

I am Back! And Here is the Makeup I Used During the Holiday Season

I was away for ten days visiting my family and friends and I did not use Internet or my phone 95% of the time. It was the best decision ever, as I could truly enjoy the holidays and now I am back to work/blog/life well rested and motivated.

I was catching up on some blogs  I follow and loved reading “The Best of 2012” features, I should definitely post it myself. But in the meanwhile, here are the makeup products I had with me, and some of them are my all time favourites actually.

Face

Omorovicza Complexion Perfector BB SPF 20 which I took in a small pot helped my skin to look flawless,  I’ve also had my trusted Touche  Eclat  by YSL with me, as well, as Jouer’s Age Repairing Concealer in 3 Cameo.

BECCA’s  Cream Blush in Amaryllis is my all time favourite, so I had to have it to  bring the “life” to my face. Benefit’s High Beam in mini size also helped a lot.

Sienna X’s  Cream To Powder Bronzer & Illuminator is a product I haven’t featured before but I do like it a lot and will definitely post about it soon.

Eyes

First of all, I had my Benefit’s eye brow pencil, as I am never without it. Anastasia’s Genius Top Coat and three of my all time favourite eye shadows: Rouge Bunny Rouge Long Lasting Eye Shadow in Bejewelled Skylark, Daniel Sandler Polychromatic Eyeshadow in Lava and