Thursday, June 14, 2018

Giorgio Armani Beauty Neo Nude Collection


Giorgio Armani Neo Nude Collection



Neo Nude is a gorgeous summer collection from Giorgio Armani Beauty with focus on flawless complexion. The collection features Powders, Liquid Blushes, Highlighters and Balms in sheer textures for a very natural, barely there makeup look. I tried out the A-Blushes ($38; www.giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com) and the Neo Nude Compact ($58; www.giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com) from the line and love them both. The A-Blushes have a very blendable, liquid-gel texture that blends seamlessly onto the skin and gives off a hint of color. I like to use a flat foundation or a stippling brush to blend these out. Fingers work well too. I would definitely recommend one of these if you like cream blushes and want something very naturally dewy looking. The Neo Nude Compact is an all over finishing face powder that I use more like a setting powder or as a final step. Its quite sheer and the color 6.5 is a good match for me at the moment since I am pretty tan. Its a sheer powder that can be built upto medium coverage and works great over cream bases and lightweight textures like BB Creams or tinted moisturizers. I like to use a less dense, fluffy brush with this and really like the overall subtle glow it delivers. Overall, I’m quite impressed with these since I am always looking for makeup that looks like skin and the A-Blushes especially are fabulous!

Giorgio Armani Neo Nude Collection A-Blushes Review, Photos, Swatches

Giorgio Armani Neo Nude Collection A-Blushes Review, Photos, Swatches

Giorgio Armani Neo Nude Collection A-Blushes Swatches

Giorgio Armani Neo Nude Collection Fusion Powder in 6.5

Giorgio Armani Neo Nude Collection Fusion Powder in 6.5

Giorgio Armani Neo Nude Collection Fusion Powder in 6.5


Giorgio Armani Neo Nude Collection Fusion Powder in 6.5 & A-Blush in 50 FOTD
Wearing the A-Blush in 50 and the Neo Nude Compact in 6.5


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L'Occitane Invigorating Cedrat Collection | L'Occitane Father's Day Gifting


L'Occitane Invigorating Cedrat Collection



The Invigorating Cedrat Collection ($44; usa.loccitane.com) is a new from L’Occitane as part of their Father’s Day gifting. Its a three piece collection that comes wrapped in a perfect gift box and the products in there are all full sizes. The kit comes with a Cedrat Shower Gel, Shaving Gel and Soap. Cedrat is a fresh, zesty citrus fragrance that is perfect for the summertime. My husband tried these out and loved the fragrance and the formulations. The Shower Gel is mild, non-drying and lightly fragranced, the Shaving Gel is a luxurious formulation with a silky foam, while the Soap leaves a squeaky clean feel that is great for the warmer months. Overall, a beautiful Father’s Day gift for anyone who loves a good citrus fragrance this time of the year!

L'Occitane Invigorating Cedrat Collection
L'Occitane Invigorating Cedrat Collection


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Monday, June 11, 2018

Frederic Fekkai The Uplifting One Shampoo and Conditioner


Fekkai The Uplifting One Shampoo and Conditioner



The Uplifting One is a new volumizing Shampoo-Conditioner ($30 each; ulta.com) duo from Frederic Fekkai. The Shampoo is sulfate free, lathers and cleanses easily, while the Conditioner is lightweight and very smoothening. I do think that a little goes a really long way with the shampoo and it cleanses really well with a good added root lift, but it can cause a teeny tiny bit of a buildup if not paired with a clarifying shampoo once in a few washes. The conditioner is lightweight, very detangling and doesn’t feel like it is weighing my hair down too much. The scent of this range is amazing and the packaging is very sleek too. If you have fine hair, or flat roots, this is a good duo. I would recommend a clarifying  shampoo once a week if you have roots that can get oily with moisturizing shampoos.

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