I bet this is how the Seychelles smell!

30.6.10

Well, of you like coconut, monoï oil and pina colada scents, then this will smell like paradise for you. It does, for me!
I say in the title that this must be how the Seychelles smell. And I say so because I can imagine myself on a sunny beach, with white sand and a calm turquoise-blue sea.
I can imagine a white hammock under a sunshade, surrounded by vigourous shiny palm trees. I can imagine on a fuchsia bikini and a pina colada on my left hand (Iphone on the right hand to tweet about it all).
Yes, all of this comes to my mind when I put on Les Polysianes sunscreen.
I was looking forward to buying this because I had read really good opinions. I found it quite affordable (11€ for 125ml), considering that most of the other sun screens I had in mind were around 20€.
It is a white lotion in spray form. 30SPF, which is great for me as the summer has just begun and I am pale as hell.

It absorbs fast and easily and smells wonderfully as I have already mentioned. I have noticed it gives the skin a subtle glow, like a glowing halo, and it moisturizes a lot.

The only downside: it is a bit sticky, which can be a pain in the neck if it gets windy on the beach...

If you like monoï oil scent, give it a go!

Disclaimer: I bought this with my own money. No company contacted me for reviewing purposes. This is my honest opinion.

Princess Rules NOTD

23.6.10

This is a lovely combination for nails. I know, the picture sucks! But anyway, you will have to trust my description.

This is a baby pink with tiny silver shimmer and lots of shine.

What did I use?


- 2 coats of OPI Bubble Bath

A really pale pink shade that barely shows off on my nails :( It is really really liquid.

- 1 coat Essence Princess Rules
.

The star of this combo. This was my first purchase from this brand and I am really satisfied with it. It is a princess pink with sirvel sparkles. Beautiful!

I am in love with this combo!

Los productos de la colección Venomous Villains de MAC

18.6.10



Ya tenemos las imágenes y la lista de artículos:
Se ha desvelado el misterio y os presento los productos de la colección de los malos malísimos de Disney;

Cruella
Lipstick
Innocence, Beware! - light yellow pink (Cremesheen)
Heartless- Cherry Red (Amplified)

Lipglass
Wicked Ways- Light nude with gold pearl
Devilishly Stylish- Deep fuchsia with pink pearl

Eyeshadow
De-vil- rich copper (VP)
Sweet joy (repromote)- creamy pale gold (Frost)
Carbon

Rapidblack Eye Liner

Beauty Powder
Her own devices -cool nude

Powder Blush
Darkly my dear- mid-tone brown plum (Matte)

Evil Queen
Lipstick
Toxic Tale- Bright coral (Satin)
Sinister- soft brown plum (lustre)

Lipglass
Strange Potion- soft coral pink
Hot house- Deep raspberry with pink pearl

Eyeshadow
Her Alter Image- Light violet (VP)
Vainglorious- Bronze burgundy (Frost)
Vile Violet- Deep blue purple (Matte)

Penultimate Brow Universal

Beauty Powder
Oh so fair -mid-tone pink with gold pearl

Powder Blush
Bite of an apple- soft coral pink (Matte)

Maleficent
Lipstick
Violetta (Repromote)- Violet Purple (Amplified)
Dark Deed- Burgundy plum (Amplified)

Lipglass
Revenge is sweet- light yellow purple
Wrong spell- Deep plum with pink purple

Mineralize Eyeshadow
My Dark Magic- Deep pink with pink pearl/ Deep plum with purple pearl
She who Dares- Deep navy with blue pearl/ Deep forest green with lime pearl

Beauty Powder
Briar Rose- Soft violet pink with pearl

Nail Lacquer
Bad Fairy- Red with multichanging pigments
Formidable!- Teal green with pink pigment
Mean & Green- Purple with teal pigment

Dr. Facilier
Lipgelee
Resort Life (repromote)- off white with pink pearl

Greasepaint
Slick black- true carbon black
French Quarter- Black green with multi colour pearl

Pigment
Melon- bright golden peach
Brash and Bold- bright magenta
Push the Edge- deep bright purple with pearl

Magically Cool Liquid Powder
Truth and Light- sheer shimmer reflects silver and pink
Cajun- Sheer bronze reflects gold

Mirror
I'm so vain - Round special decoration compact mirror






En mi opinión, el diseño es un tanto decepcionante; la verdad es que me esperaba un packaging diferente, más elegante, quizá serigrafiado...


Habrá que ver los productos en directo a ver si merecen la pena.


¿Cómo lo veis?


Fuente

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Ben Nye Special Concealer

16.6.10


This was a little break from my spending ban, which I am completing religiously.
But I did need a new concealer since I finished my beloved Unifiance Touch Pro concealer from La Roche Posay.
I decided to try the green concealer from the famous professional makeup brand Ben Nye.
I have been using it for a couple of days and I must say it is really good. I am getting used to the greenish shade, which you must blend in really well to get an even finish. Besides, I have realised that the foundation applied afterwards must be medium to high coverage since with lighter shades, the green halo can be noticed.
  • What for? Scars, discolorations, blemishes, redness, imperfections in general.
  • How to? With your finger, a lip brush or a cotton stick. Tap the product lightly onto the area. Then blend in.
Below you can see how it covers perfectly the brown spot on my hand.
Un pequeño descanso en mi "Spending Ban" (época de ahorro) que de momento estoy cumpliendo religiosamente.
Necesitaba un corrector al haber terminado el Unifiance Touch Pro de La Roche Posay, el cual ha sido mi favorito durante años.
Decidí probar el corrector verde de la famosa marca de maquillaje profesional Ben Nye. Lo llevo usando un par de días y debo decir que me ha convencido. Me estoy acostumbrando a ese halo verdoso, que se debe difuminar muy bien para conseguir un resultado uniforme. La base de maquillaje debe ser de cobertura media-alta si se emplea este corrector, ya que si utilizamos bases más ligeras corremos el riesgo de que se aprecie ese ligero tono verde.
  • ¿Para qué está indicado? Cicatrices, manchas de la piel, granitos, rojeces e imperfecciones en general. El color verdoso neutraliza las rojeces de la piel.
  • ¿Cómo se utiliza? Con la yema de los dedos, un pincel para corrector (nos puede valer uno de labios también) o un bastoncillo de algodón. Se aplica a toquecitos en el área que necesitemos corregir y se difumina. Más abajo podéis ver cómo disimula la pequita que tengo en la mano:


What is your favourite concealer?
¿Cuál es vuestro corrector preferido?

MAC Fix+ vs Thermal Spring Water

13.6.10
This is a blog entry especially written for Lydia who asked me about the differences between MAC Fix+ and Thermal Spring Water and whether the latter could replace the MAC product.

- MAC Fix+ Spray is "a soothing moisture mist that refreshes your skin and sets makeup".
According to this definition, it could be perfectly be replaced by Thermal Spring Water.

But, let's have a look at the ingredients of Fix+:

Spring water

Glycerin, humectant ingredient, moisturizer

Cucumber extract, anti-inflamatory, anti-bacterian

Chamomille, calming and relaxing

Green Tea, antioxidant

Vitamin E derivative, healing

Caffeine, awakening

Polymers, Castor Oil and Fragance

As for the ingredients of La Roche Posay Thermal Spring Water we find,

Water & Nitrogen

So, to sum up, Thermal Spring Water will refresh your skin, moisturize you and also help set makeup but it cannot compete against the powerful misture of ingredients of MAC Fix+ Spray, which is definitely a must-have skincare product.

Finished Products!

3.6.10
Long time no see!
I am quite busy with work and university so you may notice a delay in the updating of this blog... I will be free from university stuff on June 9th, and free from work on the 12th so freedom is near!

It has been a long time since I last posted an entry with finished products and I have accumulated too many.

I wanted to get rid of them as soon as possible so I will post this entry and everything will go to the rubbish bin, finally!

Here we go,

Almost all of these products are facial skincare products. The good news is that I have managed to reduce my skincare routine to just a few things and the better news is that it seems to be working up to now! I will let you know in a future entry.

First of all:

From left to right:


  • La Roche Posay Thermal Spring Water

  • Clinique Exfoliating Scrub

  • Sebamed Cleansing Foam

Next:

From L to R:


  • Clinique Mild Clarifying Lotion

  • Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm

  • Clinique Liquid Facial Soap Mild

Next,



From Left to Right and From Top to Bottom:
  • Clinique Redness Solutions Daily Relief Cream. Sample
  • Clinique Superdefense SPF 15 (dry/combination). Sample, x2
  • Chanel Beauté Initiale Eye Energizing Multi-Protection Eye Gel
  • Biotherm Eau D'Energie. Sample
  • Clarins wonder Longueur Mascara. Sample
  • The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil

And, finally:


  • La Roche Posay Effaclar Gel
  • Clinique Deep Comfort Body Butter
  • And a whole bunch of mixed samples

(All the products purchased with my own money, all the samples were given as complimentary gift after shopping.)