Thursday, October 22, 2020

Lancome La Vie Est Belle x Sara Shakeel Eau de Parfum | Lancome Holiday 2020



The Lancome La Vie Est Belle x Sara Shakeel Eau de Parfum ($133; macys.com) comes designed in a gorgeous limited edition sparkling glitter encrusted bottle for the holidays and is a fabulous pick for anyone who loves their luxury fragrances. La Vie Est Belle is an elegant gourmand composition with notes of black currant, pear, orange blossom, jasmine, iris, tonka bean, patchouli, vanilla and praline. The florals don’t overpower the vanilla or make it heady, rather it is a well balanced creamy floral that isn’t overwhelming, yet feels perfect for this time of the year. I also like how the patchouli isn’t very dominant and the orange blossom adds a sophisticated touch during the dry down. I love a good vanilla based fragrance and this one is perfect without being too cloying and has great longevity. The original fragrance bottle is just as beautiful as the limited edition design and makes for a great gift for any fragrance lover! 





























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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

AHAVA Superfood Shower Gel And Renewal Body Peeling



AHAVA Superfood Shower Gel And Renewal Body Peeling

The Superfood line by AHAVA is a new range formulated vegan and paraben-free with a superfood antioxidant Kale and Turmeric Duo. I tried the Shower Gel ($23; ahava.com) and Renewal Body Peeling ($27; ahava.com) from the line and here are my thoughts. The Shower Gel is a super gentle, non-stripping, moisturizing shower gel that helps with cleansing, moisturizing and smoothening skin. The scent is amazing, yet not too strong and doesn’t linger around too much. While the shower gel feels emollient and nice, it does take a while to completely wash off, but on the plus side, it isn’t drying at all. The RenewalBody Peeling is a gentle body scrub in a gel base. It isn’t foaming, but does a great job exfoliating without drying skin out. The granules that help with the exfoliation are biodegradable and don’t feel scratchy or too harsh on the skin. I like to use this once or twice a week depending on how dry my skin feels. Overall, the superfood line is a nice bath time treat formulated with great ingredients and the shower gel especially is one to try!

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Make Up For Ever Aqua Resist Smokey Shadow | Pink Canyon, Earth

Make Up For Ever Aqua Resist Smokey Shadow | Pink Canyon, Earth Review, photos, Swatches

I love cream eyeshadows, especially if they come in a stick/crayon form and these new Make Up For Ever Aqua Resist Smoky Shadows ($23; sephora.com) are my current favorite for a quick and easy neutral eye look. They are twist up chunky pencils that can also be used as liners. I picked up a couple of the neutral shades - Pink Canyon and Earth. Pink Canyon is a bronzy mauve, while Earth is a copper-bronze. I love how pigmented these are and how smooth and easy they go on. They do set quickly, so blending or smudging them as soon as you apply them is the key to effortless blending. I like using my fingers and mostly use these by themselves with some kohl and mascara for a super quick, effortless eye look. I haven't seen too much smudging or transfer with either of these colors, and needed a good oil based remover to get them off. Overall, if you like long wearing cream shadows that are super easy to work with, give these a try!

Make Up For Ever Aqua Resist Smokey Shadow | Pink Canyon, Earth Review, photos, Swatches

Make Up For Ever Aqua Resist Smokey Shadow | Pink Canyon, Earth Review, photos, Swatches

Make Up For Ever Aqua Resist Smokey Shadow | Pink Canyon, Earth Review, photos, Swatches


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