Tuesday, July 7, 2015

RainPharma After Oil 'A zest of happiness' | Review

Hi lovelies! Recently I discovered this amazing brand and I'm so excited about it that I wanted to share it with you. All their products are made in Belgium but actually I had never heard of it and I keep asking myself, why? To explain what RainPharma is all about, I will let them do the talking (or writing) because they have a great description on their website that simply says it all.

"In 2006 we developed a plan to create honest, no-nonsense products for radiant skin, a healthy weight and a strong body. Our requirements were so high that the first products didn’t roll off the production line until 2010. After state of the art orthomolecular supplements, we launched the RainShakes, a range of quality protein shakes. An ingenious skincare system and a wide range of natural pampering products for the body followed. 
A lot of passion goes into our products and we sincerely hope that you will take as much pleasure in using them as we do in making them.
RainPharma is made in Belgium. Both the production and the development of products is carried out in Belgium by a multidisciplinary team of top experts. We are not interested in hocus-pocus ingredients and exaggerated claims, and we keep our products affordable without compromising quality or efficiency. Put it down to our Belgian sobriety."
- www.rainpharma.com

Quite a while ago, I got a sample of their After Oil with a magazine and I have been using it a lot since. I love it! It comes in four different scents, I got 'A zest of happiness'. It's a cirtusy scent that contains essential oils of orange, mandarin orange and lemon. I also love  the look of the bottle. You can recognise the scents by their individual hand painted Chinese ink drawing. How cool is that?

Photo from www.shop.rainpharma.com

What I love about RainPharma is that every product has a story. Their team consists of people from all over the world who all have different beauty secrets. One team member suggested to visit a city in Colombia. There, mothers put oil on their children's skin while under the shower, to keep their dry, dark skin hydrated.

And that's exactly what you can expect from this After Oil (even though I don't have dark skin. meh.). You put it on while in the shower and wash it off very shortly.The smell is amazing! It doesn't feel oily at all, it just makes your skin feel hydrated, soft and fresh. I do wish the scent would linger a bit longer but that's just a detail because the scent while in the shower is overwhelming. In a good way.

If you have dry skin or you just like these kind of products, I would highly recommend this one!
You will pay €17.95 for 250ml (it comes with a pump) which is not much if you ask me. This bottle will last a long time because a little bit is enough for your whole body.

I'm very intrigued by the other products they sell and because I'm so happy with this one, I will definitely be trying out more of their products. Don't you just love an honest brand with amazing products?

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Powder Marinière N°01 | Review

Hi lovelies! I have good news and bad news. Good news: I'm going to review an amazing product! Bad news: you might be tempted to spend money haha. Oh yes, Chanel seduced me again to spend my money on a Les Beiges powder. This is now my third one and I absolutely love them! This post is all about the limited edition Les Beiges powder Marinière N°01. It is part of the special Les Beiges summer 2015 collection. Everybody was raving about the blush sticks but to be honest, only the powder really caught my eye. I bought this at Ici Paris XL. The price is €52 there but I had a coupon and paid only €40, so I'm not sorry haha!

Don't you just love Chanel packaging? It looks so luxurious that it instantly takes away the guilt of spending a lot of money on a powder. Again. Haha yes, I didn't really need this but I couldn't resist. The Les Beiges powders have a beige packaging that looks classy and sophisticated. Every powder comes with a nice velvet pouch to give it just that extra waw.

The Marinière N°01 is the light shade, there is also a darker N°02. I think this light shade suits my fair skin perfectly. If you have fair/light skin, this powder is a musthave if you love the Les Beiges powders. If you look closely, you will see that this powder has a bit of shimmer in it. This gives your skin the glow you expect from this powder. The normal Les Beiges powders don't have this shimmer so besides using this powder on its own, I will also be using it as a finishing touch over my beloved Les Beiges N°30.

The powder is finely milled and is easy to apply. I use a kabuki brush for my Les Beiges and that works great. Like every Chanel powder, this one also has that typical lovely Chanel scent. Ohh I love it! Once applied to skin the scent fades but its nice while putting it on. This powder gives you a healthy glow and evens out your skin tone. Don't expect it to cover up anything. It's a sheer powder that looks best when used as a finishing powder. If I have a lazy day or a rare good skin day, I only use this powder and nothing else. It just gives your skin a nice glow and evens out the skin tone. There isn't anything bad I can say about the Les Beiges powder. Absolutely my favourite product ever!

Hopefully you don't blame me if I tempted you to go get this beauty hihi!

Do you own this powder or another Les Beiges powder? Let me know your thoughts about it!

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Monday, June 1, 2015

Rituals Lip Service | Review

Hi lovelies! After visiting the Rituals store for many times, doubting if I should spend €8.50 on a lip balm, I went for it and bought the Lip Service. It is a moisturising lip balm that promises to repair and give longlasting relief for dry chapped lips.

I literally have like a hundred lip balms and yet none of them does what this Lip Service does. My lips are dry and chapped most of the time. I think it's because I don't drink enough. Sometimes half a day goes by before I realize I haven't drank any water. Now I'm learning to drink more water by carrying a bottle of fruit infused water everywhere. Also, I always have a lip balm with me to keep my lips hydrated.

This is a lip balm with beeswax and karité which gives it a nice subtle scent. I love the packaging. It comes in a nice cardboard tube that gives this product an extra touch. On the back it says 'Sublime care for kissable lips'. And boy are they right! After using it only once, my chapped lips were smooth and hydrated. It really works miracles and is totally worth the price. It contains 12ml of product and I will definitely buy a new one once this is finished. Since I'm a bit of a balm addict, I hope this will last me long but to be honest, I doubt it.

If you want kissable lips, this is the balm you need!

Do you own a Rituals lip balm?

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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Givenchy Le Rouge À Porter #205 Violine Inspiration | Review

Hi lovelies! I have an exciting review for you! The Givenchy Le Rouge À Porter. It's a fairly new product and I looked for some reviews but I couldn't find much. So I went to Ici Paris XL and found my perfect shade #205 Violine Inspiration. The price is €32.45 but I got a discount and ended up paying about €25.

Le Rouge À Porter promises to be more hydrating, like a balm. I expected a formula like the Chanel Rouge Coco shines. As you can see the packaging is stunning. Very elegant and luxurious with the black, real leather case. It is similar to the normal Le Rouge but longer and thinner. I only have a limited edition Le Rouge to compare the size. I wasn't really a fan of the formula so I didn't buy more.

The packaging says Flush For Lips and that's the perfect way to describe this lipstick. The colour looks very intense in the tube but that's not how it will look on your lips. As you can see on the photo above, the colour is buildable though. Left is just one swipe and right is a couple of swipes.

To be honest, I'm not super impressed by this lipstick. I'm happy about the colour and I like that it can be applied as a 'flush' or more intense. It feels comfortable on my lips but I like the Chanel Rouge Coco Shines more. This lipstick is hydrating and creamy but not for long. The balmy effect goes into my  lips after a few minutes, leaving them just stained. And even though it doesn't feel uncomfortable, I like to really feel the balmy effect.

I think this is a nice lipstick for daily use but I reapplied it a couple of times during the day to keep the balmy feeling. If you don't reapply, it lasts about 4 hours. After a drink or a snack you will definitely need to reapply.

Maybe this review is getting a bit confusing haha. If you're in doubt about buying it, I think you should. It is a very nice lipstick that comes in nice shades. And I'm really thinking about buying a nude shade because these lipsticks are a good everyday lippie to have in your bag. I love the packaging and the colour intensity and that you can build the intensity. They just need to improve the formula a bit.

Also, if you use this lipstick multiple times per day it will be empty before you know it I think. It contains 2.2g but because I apply multiple layers, multiple times a day it will be gone before I realize it haha.

I hope this review was a bit helpful. If you bought one (or more) too, let me know your impressions!

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