Tag: luxury skincare

New Beauty Purchases

Here are the four new products I have bought recently…

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REN Rose O12 Moisture Defence Oil (it was on my list) REN is available from:  Cult BeautyFeel Unique  and Sephora

I have used up yet another Optimum Skin Serum Oil which is my Holy Grail product by REN and decided to get a different one this time. And so far I really enjoy using it. Speaking of REN, I’ve used up quite a few products from them recently, so maybe I should write some kind of a round-up?

AHAVA Deadsea Water Mineral Hand Cream with Mandarin and Cedarwood. AHAVA is available from Nordstrom

I am a hand cream fanatic, and there are actually six (including these and these) on my desk right now. I imagine the number would be higher if I could fit all of them, ahem.  But I did want a small one for my handbag. I usually get L’Occitane but decided to try something else this time.  AHAVA is a brilliant brand, so I am looking forward to carrying this cream with me, especially now that it is Winter.

Soap & Glory The Scrub Of Your Life (From Boots and Ulta)

I have a thing for Soap & Glory products, they

Aromatherapy Associates Soothing Cleansing Balm Review

Considering that Aromatherapy Associates Soothing Cleansing Balm is one of  the best cleansers I have ever used, it is surprising that I have not written about it earlier.

This cleanser has a lovely formula that works great for an evening facial massage, it is not greasy or tacky, just a nice balmy texture. The product doesn’t have a strong overpowering scent, it smells of camomile to me.

Aromatherapy Associates Soothing Cleansing Balm Review

I personally take off my makeup with a micellar water first, and then use this lush cleanser, as I’d rather massage my skin with it, instead of taking off my mascara (which you can obviously do, if you want to).

It works great for

October 2015 Beauty Favourites

October is one of my favourite months and I am kind of sad that it is over already but it was a great one despite the fact that I was ill for over a week.

I’ve decided that before talking about my beauty favourites, I’d mention some other things I like/enjoy:

  • I’ve finally went to my first swimming class after planning on going for months. Since I’ve got sick the next day I haven’t been back yet but I will be. Next week.
  • Downton Abbey. That 1920’s style…And I refuse to accept that it’s the last season.
  • Since I was ill for a week at home, I’ve got time to read and it was wonderful. I was mostly reading cultural and philosophical articles (yeah, I do love such topics) but here is my reading list.
  • And finally – Pinterest. This has to be my favourite social media, I am always browsing/pinning/saving photos.

October 2015 Beauty Favourites Makeup4all

Max Factor Creme Puff Blush in Alluring Rose (review and swatches)

This is probably my favourite launch of the year. Seriously, I could not love these blushes more than I do, and I feel like I have been going on, and on about them. They have the creamiest and softest texture, blend beautifully and have that all-in-one effect.  You don’t really need any highlighter or sculpting, just this. And

FOM London Jet Set Essential Beauty Kit

FOM London Jet Set Essential Beauty Kit comes beautifully packaged in a black box with a crimson ribbon. It shows how the brand pays attention to the details, and wants their customers to enjoy everything about their service, from the look to the performance of the products.

Besides the pleasing aesthetic side of the kit, you get a well-thought about packaging: mini glass bottles with the pumps! How convenient is that? You don’t need to worry about getting the product all over and creating a mess. Moreover, you don’t waste any product that way.

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And what products are inside the set?

Algenist Advanced Anti-Aging Repairing Oil Review. Rave

I want to tell you about one of the best products I have ever put on my face – Algenist Advanced Anti-Aging Repairing Oil. It is so good the words cannot describe.

I was recently on a holiday in Greece and, although I did not really “bake” my skin under the sun, it was still dehydrated and “wrinkly”, it almost seemed like I had fine lines on my forehead.

For some reason all my favourite oils/serums/masks just couldn’t cope… And then I’ve realized that I had this,which I’ve bought as a part of a set from Sephora, so decided to give it a go.

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And, wow! I was blown away by the results!

It feels very light on the skin, absolutely non-greasy, and no strong scent, too. You can instantly see  and feel the difference. The skin looks