Hello, October! It’s time for September favourites, and last month I’ve discovered some absolutely amazing products which I am excited to tell you about.
My favourite base combo in September (and not only in September): Clarins Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base in 01 Rose (review and swatches) and Clarins HydraQuench Tinted Moisturizer (review and swatches), decanted. I have written very detailed reviews about both products so you are welcome to take a look. But if I had to sum up – I’d say that both items work incredibly well to add that glow/sheen back in the skin. You look just fine when in reality you are ridiculously exhausted and can only dream about getting some sleep. I recommend for dry skin especially.
I really love my Inglot Sculpting HD Powder in 504 (review and swatches), as you can see from the photo above. It creates that perfect and natural shade. Works even on the pale complexions and doesn’t look muddy, the formula is soft and smooth, and blends easily.
If I had to choose only one favourite product this month – that’d have to be
My friend shared this quote recently, and I loved it so much, that I thought I’d share with you, too.
It is about red. Red, is truly the most beautiful and mesmerizing colour. My love for it is endless…
“The symbolism of red is made up of life, death, femininity, virility, violence, happiness, evil, saintliness, holiness, luxury, destitution, euphoria, and laughter. The murky red of brothels. The sumptuous red of theatres with their rich velvet curtains. The colour of the devil’s robes and the cardinal’s vestments. The red of idealists and madmen. The red of Fellini, Kurosawa, Picasso, and Caravaggio.
Clarins BB Skin Perfecting Cream SPF 25 comes in a sleek red tube and there are three shades to choose from, and I was given the lightest one to try out.
My only problem is that it is too dark for me but it will be “solved” once I get some tan. I can get away with wearing this shade actually when I buff it in nicely and blend it down the neck and ears, too. It is not orangey or muddy, so it just warms up my complexion and gives it some nice warm tint.
But I am not sure why Clarins did not bring out a lighter shade…
As for the texture, it feels nice on the skin, it is lightweight and blends in nicely. I find that it evens out the skin tone but it doesn’t cover all the imperfections, as the coverage is light-to-medium, so you
Daniel Sandler kindly treated me to some of his new products from the summer collection. And today I want to show you the Luxury Glosses which I liked a lot.
There are two colours available – Skinny Dip and Vivid Energy, and both are Limited Edition.
I don’t know why but no matter how much I’ve tried, I could not capture the Vivid Energy as it looks like in real life. And it is a bold and vivid coral, it is definitely not so orange as it looks on the photos. It gives a glossy, juicy and opaque coverage which is just perfect for summer. Would look great with a simple eye makeup! I personally would be crazy about such an opaque fuchsia shade.
The other shade, Skinny Dip, is a perfect nudish gloss with a beautiful shimmer. I am sure a lot of women would like it as it goes with everything and has a perfect amount of shimmer, nothing over the top, it just makes your lips look beautiful and full. It looks great on a lot of skin tones (I have tried actually) and will look perfect on tanned skin. This one lives in my handbag now, by the way.
I really like the applicators, the are big and soft and allow a smooth application of the gloss.
I’ve posted about the Intimate Feminine Washes not a long time ago (here), and following up, here is a feature on the menstrual cup.
My girlfriends and I discussed it for a few times in details and I wanted to try one for a while so when Intimina contacted me I was more than happy to trial their Lily Cup (Compact).
This all reminded me of my early teenage years when I was carefully reading the tampon instructions! Lily Cup comes with a helpful booklet with all the information you can possibly need to know.
The one I have is size A which is for women who did not give birth or have given birth by cesarean.
It is also, as I’ve mentioned, a compact cup which is created for low and medium flows. Intimina promise up to 12 hours of non-stop protection. And you can easily carry it with you in the case it comes with, very convenient.
The cup is made out of 100% medical grade silicone. And it is easy to use. There are detailed illustrations and tips on the website. And I will