Hit or Miss? Caudalie Favorites Set

 

Hi guys! What’s going on friends? So, if you read last week’s post, you‚Äôll know about my new obsession in skincare by Caudalie and how much I’m loving the skincare products.

It’s going to be a little review on the skincare products that I’ve been using lately and it’s got to be the Caudalie Favorites Set. I really like that they have very much all the products which I wanted to try out and there have been a lot of requests for a review on some of the products from this set.

So, I’m going to go ahead with the review right now.

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This set comes in a good size travel bag which I really appreciate. I like that the material is made of part cloth and the front a transparent plastic for easy view.

Premier Cru The Eye Cream ‚Äď for all skin types

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On the website, it says Рthis sumptuous eye cream reduces the signs of aging related to the eye contour: dark circles, puffiness, drooping eyelids, shadowy areas. Apply morning and evening, a twice daily ritual for best results.

I’m quite impressed with the texture, it’s creamy and luxurious. This¬†tinted tan color cream goes¬†on smoothly without leaving any white cast or stickiness¬†whatsoever.

It’s been a¬†week since I tried it¬†and I haven’t noticed anything substantial. I don’t find that it helped at all with dark circles or puffiness.¬†The only good side¬†I noticed is an immediate radiance effect on my skin and that it¬†works well under makeup.

Frankly, I’m so glad that I got it¬†in sample size before I decided to plunge in the splurge. Given the price in full size bottle is $99 (CAD$110) at Sephora, I honestly don’t think it’s worth the hefty price tag. It’s an okay eye cream but don’t expect it to knock your socks off kind of eye cream.

Instant Detox Mask ‚Äď to tighten pores¬†

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I get a lot of requests to do this review. So, I’m going to jump right in.

Although I’m a fan of Caudalie, this is my first experience with their masks and I’m well impressed. The full size tube is 75 ml and retails for CAD$47 and it’s Made in France. 0% animal ingredients and paraben free.

This mask comes packaged in a beautiful sleek squeeze tube. They claim that Instant Detox Mask is designed to eliminate impurities and toxins to tighten pores and renew skin texture. Recommended use is 5-10 minutes and rinse, 2x per week. Main ingredients are pink clay, grape marc and coffee.

My thoughts after one week of testing it. I do think to see long-term results one needs to put skincare products to the test for an extended period of time, but in the one week that I’ve tested it, I can say that after each use, you can definitely feel a difference in skin texture and overall feel.

This is a traditional clay mud masks that draw impurities, oils and tighten pores. It comes in a¬†pink clay color¬†that will dry and tighten¬†after you applied it. As it dries, I can feel my skin tightening and you can see tiny dark spots where it’s drawing out oils from your pores. It‚Äôs non-irritating and leaves the skin feeling super clean. If you have dry skin like me, then you may want to leave this on for a shorter period of time or just use this on spots.

My verdict: The Instant Detox Mask is something I think will be extremely popular, especially for those with oily skin, it’s potent but still very gentle on the skin and won’t irritate or sting like some other lines will.

Beauty Elixir ‚Äď for smoothing & glowing complexion

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Let’s talk about this Beauty Elixir shall we and take a moment to enjoy this awesomeness!¬†Yes, it’s my first experience¬†trying out this product so you can tell how excited I was when I did the¬†test run last week.

Here’s what I think.

I’ve heard so many hype¬†on the internet awhile ago and have always wanted to try for myself and see what the raves were all about.¬†So, when I saw this is in the¬†Caudalie Favorites Set I was over the moon.

Could you¬†¬†just imagine misting your face with the refreshing Beauty Elixir on a hot summer day… What a relief that would be, right?

Let me tell you. It feels refreshing and awesome! The mist is very fine¬†and not squirty at all, the frosted glass packaging looks beautiful on my vanity, and it does feel cooling on the skin for the 3 seconds before it dries. I love the amazing scents. I’m in heaven.

Micellar Cleansing Water ‚Äď 3 in 1 remove makeup, cleanse and tone¬†

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Caudalie Make-Up Remover Cleansing Water is a soap-free water that removes makeup while cleansing and toning the your skin. I really like the scents – it has a slight orange, lemon and minty scents which I can’t really describe but it does¬†smells amazing.

It removes eye makeup very easily. You don’t have to rub it hard, just leave the cotton pad on your eyes for a few seconds and then gently wipe it off. Won’t cause eye irritation and tugging. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3. I know that I’ll be reaching for this from now on and will repurchase in a full size bottle once I go through this one.

Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet ‚Äď to quench and smooth skin¬†

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Last but not least is the moisturizing sorbet cream.¬†The product itself is a white color cream, which has the perfect texture and consistency. It’s neither runny like a lotion; nor is it very thick to mimic a balm. The moisturizer is extremely light weight, with a nice creamy texture, I would say it feels more or less like a mousse with¬†primer. It’s cooling and not sticky at. I love the smell of¬†what they characterize it as “cut grass”. ¬†Smells so fresh and calming.

This is a perfect cream for dry skin to combination skin typed people. Since I’m in the dry¬†combination category I see myself reaching for it. At present. I’m mainly using it in the morning instead of putting¬†loads of moisturizer.¬†This moisturizer may seem light weight at first sight but it really gets the work of hydration¬†done perfectly. I’m in love!

I truly think this is one of the best yet. ¬†If you’re a total skincare product junkie, new starter to skincare or product tester, you know you don’t really need a bunch of full size skincares … let’s face it, you just won’t use them up. Here you get a nice sampling of products that are still generously sized. Good job, Caudalie! For $39 it’s a super deal.

That rounds up my latest testing of skincare by Caudalie. I hope you enjoyed and if you’re on the hunt for a good skincare, I hope this review helps.

Any favorite you’ve tried? Comment below.

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Yes to grapefruit – Underrated Skincare Product – Review

 

What’s up you guys! Today, I’ll be talking about a skincare product that has been under the radar. I find this product to be underrated. It’s a good product that not so many people talk about it enough.

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I don’t really heard anyone talks about it. I think it’s so good. I really like it that it makes my skin feel hydrated and helps on my uneven skin tone at the same time. I just love how it make my skin looks and feel.

On a side note, Yes to … products are always 100% free of toxic ingredients. Rest assure that their products are at least 98% natural, free of parabens, and made with recyclable materials. By the way this brand is not tested on animals (cruelty free) and vegan free, in case you’re wondering.

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Here’s a bunch of products and solution to your every¬†skin types. You can find ‘YES TO‘ store, online, Amazon and in almost every drugstore, mass and grocery outlet.

It says here on their website about the product description: Yes To Grapefruit Even Skin Tone Moisturizer is clinically proven to help diminish the appearance of dark spots in four weeks! It contains Moringa oil which apparently is a great conditioning ingredient that boosts radiance with fatty acids while grapefruit helps to decrease the appearance of age spots.

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I‚Äôm always looking for ways to brighten up my skin and this moisturizer is life changing for me. I’ve an uneven skin tone on my cheek for the longest time and I hated it. I’ve tried many products but all had gone to waste. But after religiously applying Yes to grapefruit¬†for the past 2 weeks,¬†just look at the result. This may sound crazy but it’s amazing. I’m very¬†impressed!

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After trying for 2 weeks, here’s¬†my two cents on this product.

It does a great job at moisturizing. I like that it has a thinner yet creamy texture to it. It¬†absorbs easily into my dried¬†skin without leaving behind a greasy or oily finish. In my opinion, the formula might¬†be too¬†rich for oily skin type person but if you’re dry skin, then you’re going to love it.

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Granted the smell of this product is pretty strong but it goes away quickly. I’m usually very sensitive to strong smells but this I can tolerate. It’s not bad¬†at all, you can smells the scents of grapefruit combined with¬†bitter orange extract.

Don’t be scared by the slight whitish cast as you apply them …that goes away too as you blend them in. So far, I’m very happy with this product.

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I really like it despite reading some¬†negative reviews about it. I think this moisturizer needs more love and for something that actually works, the question is why not! That’s right, I’m shouting from my roof top that you should run and get it.¬†I highly recommend it.

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Let me know if this is the kind of post you¬†want to read in my blog, then I can do it more often. There’s so many beauty products that get so much hype on the internet but there’s a ton¬†that doesn’t get enough hype. They’re¬†so good and nobody talks about it!

Has anyone try it? Would love to hear your thoughts in the comment.

Okay, that complete my post today. Hope you’d enjoyed reading it.

Thank you so much for stopping by to read. If you did enjoy this post definitely follow my blog. I hope you come to check on my social media down below. In the meantime come and say hi! I’ll see you on my next¬†blog, bye!

Sharon xoxo

 

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Question Tuesday! How Do You Keep …

 

 

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So for this “Question Tuesday¬†“, I asked- How do you keep your skin moisturized during the warmer¬†seasons?

Moisturizing-Dots

Here’s what you could choose … (you could select multiple answers)

A. Apply lip balm

B. Use moisturizer with higher SPF

C. Wear BB cream instead of foundation

D. Apply body lotion

E. Drink lots of water

Not surprisingly, many people do feel the need to layer on the moisture this time of year with SPFs! I definitely answered all of the above!¬†I’m really impressed with that I hope you’ll discover yours as well! ūüėÄ

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read. Hope to see you on the next one!

Have a great day everyone!

Sharon ♥

 

 

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Jergens BB Protect Body Cream

 

 

Hi guys! Have you heard of BB Cream for body? No, Yes, Maybe.

Then take a look!

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Whaatt!!! A BB Cream body lotion? A BB Body Cream? Ridiculous! I almost put it on my face if I haven’t read the small print, gaahh! But then as I tried it on my body, I’ve to admit, it‚Äôs kinda cool!

Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream is a brand new sheer BB Body Cream which not only hydrates your skin but promises to gradually improve the appearance of your skin with continued use.

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Available in a Light Skin Tone and Medium Deep Skin Tone version this new BB Body Cream makes for a very interesting moisturizing experience. It contains SPF 15 to protect skin from UVA rays.

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At the back of this packaging, it says 5 Beautifying benefits for flawless youthful-looking skin. It promises flawless looking visible results and benefits in five days? Seriously?

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The shade I got is in Medium-Deep Skin Tones, and I think it is just perfect for me but because this BB Protect cream is able to even an uneven skin tones on my body especially on my arms and legs.

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I noticed that the shade doesn’t look as dark compared to a BB cream for face. The formula¬†looks a little pinkish on swatch but it quickly absorbs into skin, leaving skin feels cool and fresh. The best thing is the tint will not get into your clothes.

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I was so tempted to use it on my face because it just made my legs and arms look so smooth and flawless. Yes, it smells amazing and not sticky at all. I know it sounds weird thinking of your arms and legs as being perhaps less than smooth or uneven but after applying the lotion I could personally see an improvement. My arms and legs just feels so much smoother!

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In general, however, I am really happy with this BB Protect as it does its job WELL. Again, a note of reminder, this is a BB protect cream for body and not for the face.(I was so tempted to put them on my face) hahaha!

Friends, let me know in the comments below if you have tried anything from Jergens. Did you like it? What are your favorite items from Jergens?

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read. Hope to see you on the next one!

Bye!

Sharon xoxo

 

 

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5 Easy Steps To Speed Up Your Makeup Routine

Hey friends! You can save your time and avoid wasting your precious minutes while dolling up in front of the mirror every single morning by following these 5 easy steps.

concealer and foundation

1) Concealer

Applying concealer under dark circles and blemishes usually takes 1/2 minute, while foundation is also a good way to improve your complexion if you are¬†not completely satisfied. There are some women ho prefer to apply concealer before foundation while others think that concealer should be applied on top. But seriously, it’s completely up to you which ever way you feel comfortable or in what order you put these two products. You can use either a sponge, brush or even your fingertips all depending on your makeup style.

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2) BB Cream

This product is a must-have for all of us. BB Cream are of light texture although it tends to be a little bit less sheer than tinted moisturizers. You can omit the foundation, sunscreen moisturizer, concealer if you use a BB cream since it replaces those other products. On top of that, BB cream also can replace highlighter and anti-aging serum too. It hides wrinkles and lines and soften your skin, making it brighter and fresh looking. No other beauty products are needed to make your skin look perfect. BB cream solved all problems!

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3) Eyeliner / Eyeshadow / Mascara

Running out of time on in a rush. Then I suggest you pick only one¬†from both. Natural eyeshadow over your eyelid will give a natural look while eyeliner tends to stand out more. If you are comfortable to apply eyeliner in a hurry that’s fine too. You can apply eyeliner on upper eyelid for a more define lash line and not even need to apply mascara later. But if you are a mascara person then apply one coat so that it dries up before you head out the door. It usually takes up 2 minutes for doing the 3 steps process.

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4) Bronzer /Blush

Use either bronzer or blush for a lowing and sun-touched skin. It’s especially good for those of you who natural pale skin tone. A touch of bronzer or blush will do the trick. Oh yes! your bronzer must not be 2 shades darker than your normal skin tone.

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5) Lip Gloss/Lipstick

The final step includes applying lip gloss or lipstick or lip stain etc… Both products are great to lift up for a cheerful and refreshing look ready to face the world.

So, conclusion is that these are my 5 easy steps to follow if you like them. But if you have your own routine and like to stitch with it, it’s still fine with me. With this steps¬†I find myself more time to do other things.

Hope this helps and if you have other requests for tips and tricks of doing beauty makeup, please leave comment below. I love to hear from you.

What is the makeup process that took you the longest time to do in the morning?

Thanks as usual for reading.

Sharon xoxo

 

Moisture Renew Lipstick by Rimmel

 

Moisture Renew LIpstick by Rimmel in 360
Moisture Renew LIpstick by Rimmel in 360

Two weeks ago, as I went window shopping at Wal-mart. Just checking if there were any new products for fall season. My five year old son was with me at the makeup section and¬†he picked up this lovely color (Rosette) for me to purchase. Well, this was not the¬†new collection from Rimmel. But then I thought,¬†well I haven’t been¬†buying lipsticks lately and I desperately need one. I preferred to get Revlon because¬†I just love the creamy and matte¬†texture. Anyways,¬†so thought¬†it would be a good idea to get this one. First reason, so that I will not disappoint my son and second I pretty much like the color when I made a color swatch. I believed there were like twenty different colors to choose from. So, I paid $5.47 for 0.14oz.

Moisture Renew Lipstick by Rimmel
Moisture Renew Lipstick by Rimmel

I got to admit that this lipstick was¬†too creamy and it glides¬†easily on lips. It’s smooth and nice on the lips but in my opinion the¬†formula was too moisturizing or I would say wet. ¬†It’s smudges and¬†on top of that, Oh dear, it has such strong scents. I can’t tolerate the smell of¬†the roses scents (too strong for a lipstick).

Moisture Renew Lipstick by Rimmel
Moisture Renew Lipstick by Rimmel

I like the color I got in Rosette but not so much on the texture.

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Bare lips

Lips without lip liner and lipstick yet.

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Moisture Renew lipstick on lips

I put on the lip liner before applying this super moisturizing lipstick. It’s super pigmented and that might be the reason why it bleeds color like crazy.

Moisture Renew lipstick KISS
Moisture Renew lipstick KISS

This lipstick has intensed color shade. It’s bright and had glossy finish. So, when I tried to check on the¬†color transfer.¬†I was suprised to see the amount of the color transferred. I refused to believe to get three times of color transfers by just applying one coat of lipstick.¬†I rest my case.

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The color wasn’t as long¬†lasting as the Kate Moss Long-lasting lipstick by Rimmel. I’m terribly disappointed with¬†this one. I don’t see myself wearing this lipstick again. It will be in with my other Collectible haul (products that I will not used again).

For that price at Wal-mart or any drugstores, and to pay $2 more, I will definitely go for Revlon Super Lustrous lipsticks ($7.99 at Target) anytime than to go for this particular product.