Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Vichy Normaderm 3-in-1 Micellar Solution

Vichy Normaderm 3-in-1 Micellar Solution


Normaderm 3-in-1 Micellar Solution ($14.50; vichyusa.com) is a convenient one step cleanser from Vichy, sans alcohol and fragrance. Its a gentle cleansing water that removes makeup without the need to rinse. Like every other Micellar Water, I just pour a few drops onto a cotton pad and swipe over makeup to cleanse. Its quite a nice, gentle, easy to use cleanser. I found it quite effective with most makeup, struggling a little with waterproof mascara and eyeliner. I did need to use a cleansing balm/oil to get rid of the stubborn bits of makeup, but if you wear anything minimal/non long-wear or waterproof, this should do the job well. While Vichy doesn’t necessarily suggest a rinse afterwards, I just tend to do one with every makeup remover. It just gets rid of everything that the first step of cleansing cannot, but with Micellar waters like these, you apparently don’t have to. Overall, its good for lazy days, minimal makeup days and for no makeup days when you don’t want to strip your skin too much with face washes and other foaming cleansers.

Vichy Normaderm 3-in-1 Micellar Solution



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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Narciso Rodriguez Fleur Musc For Her

Narciso Rodriguez Fleur Musc For Her



Fleur Musc For Her ($100 for 1.6 oz; $124 for 3.3 oz; shop.nordstrom.com) is Narciso Rodriguez’s newest fragrance, a vibrant, bold, passionate floral with notes of Pink Pepper, Rose, Peony, Musk, Patchouli and Amber. The bottle, in a bright, cheerful pink is a gorgeous design, similar to the other fragrances from the line and perfectly fits with the description of the fragrance. Fleur Musc For Her starts off fresh and very floral - lots of the rose, musk and pink pepper are prominent and linger on through the dry down. There’s a bit of the patchouli I can detect, but not a lot of it as it settles down. The rose and musk is what I love the most about most of the Narciso Rodriguez fragrance line, but this one has a certain youthfulness to it that makes it apt for the warmer spring/summer months. It is a notch lighter than the other NR fragrances I have tried, yet packs a strong floral punch that is perfect for a warm, sunny day. The longevity is quite good and is perfect for anyone who loves the rose-musk blend in one fragrance, both of those being the most detectable notes in a sweet, creamy amber base. Overall, if you are looking for a feminine, youthful, yet quite a sophisticated floral, Fleur Musc is absolutely one you should try. 

Narciso Rodriguez Fleur Musc For Her



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Elemis Gentle Foaming Facial Wash And Hydra Boost Serum

Elemis Gentle Foaming Facial Wash And Hydra Boost Serum


The Gentle Foaming Face Wash ($36; elemis.com) and Hydra Boost Serum ($72 ;elemis.com) are two new launches from Elemis that I’ve now been loving for quite sometime. I like the Gentle Foaming Face Wash as a second cleanser after removing makeup. It does a good job of leaving skin feeling pretty clean without stripping skin of natural oils. It is quite fragranced though, but the formula is gentle enough to work on most skin types. The Hydra Boost Serum is a lightweight hydrating serum that I like under moisturizer during the day. The Hydra Boost line is targeted at normal-dry skin types that need a moisture boost without heaviness or tacky feeling. The serum absorbs quickly and does a great job of keeping my skin feeling balanced and well prepped for makeup. Overall, loving these two launches by Elemis, especially this time of the year when I don’t want to use anything too heavy or layer on too much skincare.

Elemis Gentle Foaming Facial Wash And Hydra Boost Serum
Elemis Gentle Foaming Facial Wash And Hydra Boost Serum
Elemis Gentle Foaming Facial Wash And Hydra Boost Serum
Elemis Gentle Foaming Facial Wash And Hydra Boost Serum





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