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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Sunday, March 22, 2015

The Joy Of Coconut Oil

Hi lovelies! In the beautyworld people often go on and on about the benefits of coconut oil. Eventhough coconut oil can be used for many things, I had never used it. After reading all these exciting articles, I decided to try it out. After using it for a couple of months, I have to say, I love it! I use it for my hair and skin but it can be used for a lot of other things like cooking. If you use it for skin and hair, make sure it's 100% pure coconut oil. Read on to see how I use it and why I love it.

As you may already know, my hair is really damaged because I dye it a lot. That's why I decided to try coconut oil as a hairmask. Coconut oil normally isn't liquid, it only melts at about 25°C. So I just take a scoop out of the pot and let it melt in my hands. It starts melting immediately because of body heat. Then I just rub it in my hair till it looks all greasy. If you have crazy frizzy curls, you can use coconut oil on a daily basis to tame them, so then you don't have to keep adding oil till your hair looks greasy. Just use it like a normal hair oil. When I have put the oil all over my hair, I just put it in a bun or something and let it be for a couple of hours. 

After a couple of hours I wash my hair. Now this is a bit of a difficult part. You really need to wash your hair thoroughly because otherwise your hair will stay greasy. I have had this a couple of times, my hair stayed greasy for days after washing it like 3 times. I don't really know why this happens sometimes and other times not. Maybe it has something to do with the condition of my hair at that time. 

When I do this coconut oil hairmask, I feel like my hair is really nourished. It feels soft and even a bit thicker. Like the oil really went into my hair and nourished it from the inside out. Because it does leave my hair a bit greasy sometimes, I only do this about once every 2 months. 

Sometimes my skin can get really dry and then coconut oil really saves it. I use the oil as a mask, cause it's greasy. I first let it melt in my hands. Then I put it on my face and leave it on for an hour or so. It never fully sinks in, so that's why I always wash my face afterwards. Coconut oil makes my skin feel nourished and soft. When my skin is bad and I'm having some breakouts, the oil also seems to sooth and comfort my skin and the breakouts seem to disappear faster. 

So this is how I use coconut oil! As you may know, there are a lot of other ways to enjoy coconut oil!
How do you use coconut oil? Let me know!

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