Sunday, May 20, 2018

Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey Pure Nectar de Parfum

L’Eau d’Issey Pure Nectar de Parfum Review, Photos


L’Eau d’Issey Pure Nectar de Parfum ($89; ulta.com) is Issey Miyake’s newest fragrance this Spring. Its woody-floral, a soft, sweet floral composition with notes of Pear, Bergamot, Honey, Rose, Peony, Cashmeran, Ambergris, Sandalwood, White Musk and Violet. The fragrance this time comes in a gorgeous rose gold bottle and the notes, although quite different, does remind me a lot of the original especially after the dry down. The opening is  a lot sweeter, softer, less heady and even a tad more citrusy, but the dry down is quite the same as the classic L’Eau d’Issey, but just a touch more softer because of the sandalwood and musk. The faint hint of violet gives it a gorgeous, floral touch making this a really nice pick for the warmer season ahead. 

L’Eau d’Issey Pure Nectar de Parfum Review, Photos



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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub

Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub


The Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub With Sea Salt ($19 - $5; sephora.com) is a great, clarifying scrub for sensitive oily scalp that I like to use once a week as a clarifying treatment. Its a gritty, solid shampoo that foams amazingly well, leaves my scalp squeaky clean, without any residue or build up and smells fantastic. Its a sulfate based cleanser and I wouldn’t recommend this more than once a week or twice, if you have a very oily scalp. The sea salt crystals wash off easily and a little bit goes a very long way with the product. It does amazing things when used weekly - helps my conditioner work better, my hair feels fuller and there’s also a gentle root lift because of how clean my scalp feels. I do think its a little pricey for what it does, but definitely a nice weekly treat to have in your shower, especially if your hair tends to get greasy with styling products!

Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub
Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub


Thursday, May 10, 2018

La Roche Posay Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Cleanser


La Roche Posay Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Cleanser


The La Roche Posay Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Cleanser ( ($14.99; ulta.com) is a super gentle, hydrating cleanser for dry sensitive skin. I currently use this on rotation with some other cleansers for a second cleanse, after I’ve gotten my makeup off with a cleansing oil/balm. It has a milky consistency and a a very mild lather, almost feels like a cleansing milk but washes off clean, without any residue. The bottle, I think is great value for money and there’s absolutely no fragrance as well. It also has Ceramide-3 and Niacinamide for a moisturizing and brightening effect, although I find it more hydrating than brightening. Overall, a very simple, gentle, everyday cleanser for normal-dry/sensitive skin types. 

La Roche Posay Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Cleanser
La Roche Posay Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Cleanser


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