Tuesday, April 16, 2019

L'Occitane Almond Shower Shake


L'Occitane Almond Shower Shake



The Almond Shower Shake ($25; usa.loccitane.com) is a new bi-phase body cleanser from L’Occitane that contains sweet almond oil to moisturize and a unique oil-in-milk texture to cleanse without drying. It foams up pretty nicely and feels like a more moisturizing version of their classic bestseller, the Almond Shower Oil which I absolutely love. Much like the shower oil, this one too has an amazing sweet-nutty scent that lingers on.  I did need a light lotion afterwards, but this definitely does feel quite moisturizing and non-stripping by itself. This is a fantastic cleanser that is perfect for use all through the year and a luxurious shower treat if you are looking for something gentle for everyday use.

L'Occitane Almond Shower Shake


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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Three Great Primers To Try For Dry Skin


I’ve been loving these three new primers from Algenist, beautyblender and Catrice.

Three Great Primers To Try For Dry Skin


The beautyblender Opal Essnce Serum Primer ($32; sephora.com) is a thick gel primer with an iridescent sheen. It has a nice slip to it and absorbs instantly.It adds a nice dewy base and evens out my complexion and makes my pores looks a tad smaller. My foundation does on smoother and I’d definitely recommend this if you have dry/dull skin and want a non greasy primer.

The Algenist Reveal Color Correcting Radiant Primer ($36; sephora.com) is a skin tone correcting primer that adapts to your skin tone and evens out the complexion, overall. It has a nice moisturizing feel to it and can be worn on its own on no makeup days. It also doesn’t feel sticky or greasy and is great for sensitive skin with redness issues. 

The Catrice Morning Glow Light Correcting Serum Primer ($10.99; ulta.com) is a lightweight, illuminating primer that can also be mixed with foundation for a subtle glow. A little goes a really long way with this one, especially if you have medium-dark skin tone. It can also be used as a highlighter and I love the packaging with the dropper that makes it very convenient to use. Catrice has some really lovely primers as part of their Light Correcting Serum Primer range that are worth checking out, including this one.

Three Great Primers To Try For Dry Skin


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Revlon Salon One-Step Straight And Shine XL Heated Brush

Revlon Salon One-Step Straight And Shine XL Heated Brush

The Revlon Salon One-Step Straight And Shine XL Heated Brush ($49.99; ulta.com) is a quick and easy tool to style frizzy, semi air dried hair in one step without having to blow dry. It heats up to 450 degrees and is very easy to use from the very first use. The handle has a soft comfortable grip and the brush feels soft.It is dual voltage and I’ve used it in two different countries with different voltage settings without any issues. There's also a convenient digital display for the temperature. I have quite frizzy, and fine hair, so I had to go over quite a few times to make my hair smooth and frizz free. I also did have to use a styling creme prior, but I did not feel like the heat was too much despite setting it at the highest temperature setting. If you have very thick hair, it may be a little time consuming with this tool to get that super sleek look, but for medium-fine hair that gets frizzy, this one is quite simple and quick to use.

Revlon Salon One-Step Straight And Shine XL Heated Brush


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