Friday, January 24, 2020

Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Mask

Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Mask


The Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Mask ($45; sephora.com) is a deep conditioning mask by Alterna and one that I’d like to use about once a week for a quick moisturizing treat. The consistency of this one is more on the whipped side and makes for a nice mask after a clarifying shampoo. I love the scent - not too overpowering, yet nice enough to linger for a few hours after washing it off. The mask is aimed at over processed, dry, frizzy hair and is color safe. My hair is dry on the ends and oily towards the scalp area so this is a great mask for me that doesn’t weigh down my hair or make it look flat. The consistency of the mask is towards the lighter side, hence easier to wash off and doesn’t feel greasy. Overall, if you have fine, frizzy hair, I see this working better than on anyone with thicker hair. The overall texture of my hair feels smoother, easier to manage and definitely softer with use.

Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Mask


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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

L'Occitane OMY Shea Butter Collection



L’occitane’s OMY Shea Butter Collection is a new, limited edition collection featuring some very beautiful, artsy pieces of their Shea Butter best sellers in colorful designs, in collaboration with French Illustrators Elvire Laurent and Marie-Cerise Litchtle. The collection features two scents - the classic Shea and Shea Violet. I tried a few pieces from this collection and here’s a quick review. The Shea Violet Ultra Light Body Cream ($44; usa.loccitane.com) has a gorgeous whipped texture and a super lightweight consistency. It is very quick absorbing and has the most luxurious, mild floral scent. I love the packaging on this one and how nice it feels on the skin. The Shea x OMY Hand Cream ($29; usa.loccitane.com) is a limited edition design of the classic L’Occitane Shea Butter hand cream. It's one of my favorites from the brand and something that is always a staple with at least one travel size currently in my bag. I love the Provence cityscape illustrations on these products, the colorful packaging of this collection and the limited edition violet scent is perfect for the springtime.


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Thursday, January 9, 2020

New Skincare Discoveries From Cure, Algenist, Vitabrid and Vichy!

Some fabulous new skincare finds that I’ve discovered recently and are perfect additions to your winter skincare routine!

New Skincare Discoveries From Cure, Algenist, Vitabrid and Vichy!

The Vitabrid C12 Daily-C Balancing Foam Cleanser ($32; www.vitabrid.com) is a great foaming second cleanser that leaves my skin squeaky clean without drying it too much. I do need to follow up with a moisturizer, but it would be perfect for the summer since it balances my skin pretty well. The fragrance in here is very mild and the foamy texture makes for a very satisfying cleanse.

Vitabrid C12 Daily-C Balancing Foam Cleanser

The Cure Natural Aqua Gel Water Skin Exfoliator ($38; amazon.com) is a unique gel exfoliant that helps get rid of dry, flaky skin without the abrasive physical scrubbing particles. It picks up dry skin like a peel and can be washed away with just a few splashes of water. Its quick and super easy to use and does not dry out my skin. It leaves my skin well exfoliated, super smooth and ready for skincare.

Cure Natural Aqua Gel Water Skin Exfoliator

The Vichy Aqualia Thermal Daily UV Defense ($31; vichyusa.com) is a lightweight, oil-free daytime moisturizer with SPF. The texture is slightly thick, but absorbs quickly and doesn't leave a white cast. It is sheer and layers well under makeup. There’s a mild scent that dissipates fairly quick and I love the pump packaging as well.

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Daily UV Defense

The Algenist Liquid Collagen Body Mylk ($60; sephora.com) is a new vegan body moisturizer by Algenist. It’s a super lightweight cream that helps nourish and soften without the greasiness. The scent is similar to what's in Algenist’ Genius range - quite mild and not too sweet. It’s a great moisturizer for rough spots and the lactic acid in it mildly exfoliates to reveal smoother, even toned skin that looks healthy with continued use.

Algenist Liquid Collagen Body Mylk

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