Tag: french skincare

Clarins One-Step Facial Cleanser with Orange Extract Review. Rave

I wanted to get a new cleansing milk/toner for the times when I don’t have time to do a “proper” cleanse,  so realized that I never got around trying Clarins One-Step Facial Cleanser with Orange Extract.

Clarins One-Step Facial Cleanser with Orange Extract Review

So, off to the Clarins counter I went. For some reason, the sales assistant (and she is a very lovely girl, and knows me by now, of course) couldn’t understand which product I was talking about, and showed me all the different cleansers.

Why am I telling you that?

  • a) the girl told me that I know Clarins products better than she does. Not gonna lie, that was a lot coming from her.
  • b) I have realized that I have tried all the cleansers & toners she showed me, so it’d probably be a good thing to make a Clarins toners/cleansers guide. What do you think?

But back to the cleanser itself. It is so good!

Pretty much all Clarins products I’ve tried are brilliant, and this one is not an exception.  The cleanser

Clarins Tonic Bath & Shower Concentrate Review

One of the reasons why I love Clarins is because the brand often has amazing gift with purchase offers. This is why occasionally  I end up buying more products than I originally plan to.

Clarins Tonic Bath & Shower Concentrate is actually a great example.  I saw that this was a buy-two-get-it-free the other day and had to indulge.

Since I am a huge fan of the Toning Body Polisher and the scent I knew that I’d like the shower concentrate, as well.

This line is supposed to “Tone, Cleanse & Invigorate” . Although I can’t comment on the tone effect (you should follow with the oil and cream to see the toning/firming benefits), it definitely cleanses, refreshes nicely and

Lierac Diopticreme Wrinkle Repair Cream Eye Contour Review

I have been using  Lierac Diopticreme Wrinkle Repair Cream Eye Contour for 20+ days so, I think, can finally tell you my opinion about it.

I really wanted to get a Lierac eye cream, as I have heard a lot of great things about it.

There are actually five products in the Diopti range: Dioptigel, puffiness reducing gel,  Diopticerne and Diopticerne Teinte,  dark circle correcting cream, Diopticreme,  wrinkle repair cream, Diopticalm, soothing balm and mask and Dioptidemaq, makeup removing gel.

I’ve picked up the anti-wrinkle one, as I believe in “prevention” and  that good skincare means a lot and does work! I am judging by looking on the older ladies who took a good care of their skin.  By the way, I would recommend this feature about anti-ageing by Caroline Hirons.

Moreover, unfortunately, my skin underneath the eyes is showing the first signs of ageing, even though I am in the 25-30 age group.

The regular face cream just doesn’t cut it for me and I can totally see the difference when I use the cream formulated for the delicate under eye area. Totally worth the investment, if you ask me.

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February 2013 Beauty Favourites

It’s time for February favourites. Can’t believe that I am doing this on time!

In my January favourites  (still loving those products a lot) I’ve talked about makeup only, so I’ve promised to include some other beauty products this time, so I am keeping my promise.

Nails

LVX Sanguine Nail Lacquer

I am very impressed with this nail polish, it is amazing. I have written about it last week and actually forgot to mention that I was also very impressed with how quickly it dries,  even without a top coat.

Revlon Nail Polish in Revlon Red

I did not like Revlon nail polishes at first,  mostly because of the long and thin brushes. But practice makes perfect and now my application techniques improved a lot. Plus I really love this shade of red, wore it twice in February.

Makeup

YSL Eye Shadow Duo in 35 Caramel Tan/Burnt Brown

I thought that it was a LE, so I did not talk that much about this little gem, otherwise I would. I love it to pieces and use it a lot.  This is in my top 5 eye shadows that I own, for sure. Perfect reddish brown, matte and

Clarins Extra-Comfort Toning Lotion for Dry and Sensitive Skin Review. Rave

I have already tried two Clarins toners, their famous Toning Lotion with Camomile for Dry and Normal and Daily Energizer Wake-Up Booster and today I want to tell you about their  Extra-Comfort Toning Lotion for Dry and Sensitive Skin which I’ve picked up several weeks ago.

And, oh my goodness, this is the best toner I have ever used! It is not even a toner but  a toning lotion, as the brand describes it.

It is very gentle, soothing and refreshing at the same time. I use it after  my Extra-Comfort Cleansing Cream (review later) and love how my skin feels afterwards.  This tonic lotion is also calming and