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Κυριακή, 22 Δεκεμβρίου 2013

Fresh Line Natural Products

Hey my beauties!

Πως μου είστε; Το ξέρω....ότι και να πείτε θα έχετε δίκιο. Έχω να γράψω πολύ καιρό..

Είμαι πίσω όμως με ένα πολύ επίκαιρο θέμα ενόψει Χριστουγέννων όσο αφορά στην αναζήτηση δώρων για τους αγαπημένους μας. 
(p.s. ή ακόμη καλύτερα ένα υπέροχο δώρο για τον εαυτό σας...!)

Είμαι σίγουρη ότι την εταιρία Fresh Line τη γνωρίζετε όλοι αλλά θα σας πω αυτά που θεωρώ εγώ τα πιο σημαντικά.




Είναι ελληνικά, φυσικά, οργανικά, βασισμένα σε εκλεκτά βότανα και σπάνια φυτά της ελληνικής φύσης με αρωματικές και θεραπευτικές ιδιότητες.

Συνεχίζουμε.

Πριν λίγες μέρες έφτασε στη πόρτα μου ένα υπέροχο μοσχοβολιστό πακέτο. 
Έγραφε επάνω Fresh Line. Γιούπι!




Μέσα στο κουτί βρήκα,


200ml Αφρόλουτρο Πάρις & Ελένη
200ml Γαλάκτωμα Σώματος Πάρις & Ελένη




12ml Βούτυρο Βανίλια για τα χείλη 90ml Κρέμα Βανίλια για τα χέρια





1 Μπάλα Aρωματοθεραπείας Πάρις & Ελένη

120gr Σαπούνι Πάρις & Ελένη




Όλα έχουν ένα υπέροχο αναζωογονητικό άρωμα με χυμό από λεμόνι και εκχύλισμα γκρέιπφρουτ.

Φυτικά έλαια, βιταμίνη Ε και βούτυρο καριτέ. Φρεσκάδα και Ενυδάτωση!

Το άρωμά τους είναι δυνατό όπως σε καθετί φυσικό και κρατάει πολύ ώρα.

Λιανική τιμή 24.50 €

Η εταιρία Fresh Line όμως έχει φτιάξει ειδικά για τις γιορτές πανέμορφα κουτάκια δώρων για όλα τα γούστα. Θα σας τα δείξω μπας και πάρετε καμιά ιδέα μιας και ξέρω πόσο δύσκολη είναι η αγορά δώρων με το χρόνο και το πορτοφόλι να πιέζει!





Cheesecake Ρόδι 24.50 €





Σετ Σταφύλι-Βανίλια  16.50 €



Σετ Ρόδι-Βανίλια 12.50 €









Φρουτένια Τριλογία Αρωματοθεραπείας  12.50 €








Σταφύλι & Κρέμα Βουτύρου 17.50 €







Ενδεικτικά να αναφέρω ότι τα προιόντα Fresh Line δε περιέχουν:
Σιλικόνη, Parabens, Προπυλενογλυκόλη, Παραφίνη, Φθαλικά PEG, SLS/SLES, Κολλαγόνο, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Isothiazolinone, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Aluminium Chlorohydrate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Τοξικά χρώματα, Συστατικά ζωικής προέλευσης ή δοκιμασμένα σε ζώα


Well, αυτά από εμένα beauties!

Περιμένω και τις δικές σας ιδέες για δώρα γιατί οι επιλογές δεν είναι ποτέ αρκετές!

Σας αγαπώ και σας εύχομαι Καλά Χριστούγεννα!

stay healthy & beautiful!
xxx



p.s. το post είναι ενημερωτικό όχι διαφημιστικό όπως κάνω γι όλα τα προιόντα που πιστεύω σε αυτά.


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Δευτέρα, 25 Νοεμβρίου 2013

Juliette Armand Skincare Haul

Hey beauties!

Είναι Κυριακή, ο ουρανός έχει σκοτεινιάσει και βρέχει βρέχει βρέχει....

και εγώ γράφω γράφω γράφω!

Αυτός ο καιρός αρέσει πολύ σε μία φίλη μου και έτσι θα της αφιερώσω αυτό το "βροχερό" post.

Πριν λίγο καιρό πήρα αρκετά πράγματα από την αγαπημένη Juliette Armand που φαντάζομαι όλες ξέρετε πια και έχετε διαβάσει σε προηγούμενο post μου.

Σήμερα λοιπόν θα σας δείξω τι πήρα.




Elements 07 Sensitive Cleansing Gel:

Απαλό, ενυδατικό και αποτελεσματικό gel καθαρισμού ιδανικό ακόμη για πολύ λιπαρά και ευαίσθητα δέρματα. Απλώνετε μια μικρή ποσότητα σε ενα βαμβακάκι και περνάτε όλο το πρόσωπό σας.

Elements 03 Hydra Cleansing Lotion:

Η lotion έχει γίνει απαραίτητη στη καθημερινή μας ρουτίνα εξασφαλίζοντας τη σιγουριά οτι το δέρμα μας είναι αρκετά καθαρό και έτοιμο να δεχτεί τη περιποίηση και ενυδάτωση.
Αυτή η lotion είναι τόσο απαλή, ενυδατική κάνει άριστα τη δουλειά της χωρίς να ερεθίζει ή να ξηραίνει το δέρμα.

Elements 03 Hyaluronic Acid Serum

Για αυτό το serum σας έχω μιλήσει και πρίν κάποιο καιρό εδώ.
Εκτός από την ενυδάτωση που προσφέρουμε στο δέρμα μας, χρειάζεται και κάτι παραπάνω που θα εισχωρήσει πιο βαθιά στο στρώματα της επιδερμίδας μας και θα τη βοηθήσει εκ των έσω. Το υαλουρονικό οξύ είναι το πιο ενυδατικό συστατικό στη κοσμετολογία.
Και είναι καλό για το δέρμα μας. Αυτό.

Παρένθεση:
Είμαι σίγουρη πως βλέποντας ολα αυτα τα προιόντα για wrinkles, lift, hyaluronic κτλ θα πείτε οτι είμαι υπερβολική. και μπορεί να έχετε δίκιο. Όμως ναι. Μπορεί να ειμαι λίγο skincare freak. Και να θέλω να κάνω οτι, μα ότι περνάει από το χέρι μου να βοηθήσω το δέρμα μου να βγάζει πάντα τον καλύτερό του εαυτό...!
Συνεχίζουμε.

Elements 06 Lift Neck Cream:

Μια παροιμία λέει. "Των φρονίμων τα παιδιά, πριν πεινάσουν μαγειρεύουν". 
Μια ενυδατική κρέμα γεμάτη με βιταμίνες E, C και F για την ευαίσθητη περιοχή του λαιμού.
Βοηθάει το δέρμα να αναπλάθεται συνέχεια και να διατηρεί τη σφριγηλότητά του.

Skin Boosters Chronos Therapy Wrinkle Filler:

Οκ. Εδώ μπορεί να πείτε πως ξεπέρασα το όριο του skincare freak. 
Σας διαβεβαιώ πως όχι. Είμαι κατά των αισθητικών επεμβάσεων και γενικότερα κάθε "θεραπείας" που αλλοιώνει τα χαρακτιριστικά του προσώπου μας. 
Όμως αν μπορούμε να βοηθήσουμε κάποιες βαθιές ρυτίδες έκφρασης (πάντα έτσι ξεκινάνε!), γιατί οχι;
Τη βάζω στις δυο κάθετες ρυτίδες ανάμεσα από τα φρύδια μου, ξέρετε , τις ρυτίδες των σκεπτόμενων ανθρώπων!
Είναι πιο φυσικό από άλλο που εχω δοκιμάσει αλλά σίγουρα δε μου αρέσει η σύστασή του. Είναι πιο λιπαρό και από το facial oil που βάζω το βράδυ. Δεν απορροφάται με τίποτα. 
Όσο για τα αποτελέσματα, θα σας ενημερώσω εν καιρώ.

Elements 05 Nourishing Night Cream:

(not included in the photo)
Μια πλούσια ενυδατική κρέμα νυχτός με ορατές κόκκινες μικροκάψουλες βιταμίνης Α και Ε.
Βοηθάει στην ανάπλαση του κολλαγόνου περνώντας σε ένα βαθύτερο στρώμα της επιδερμίδας.
Απαλύνει τις ρυτίδες νιώθωντας τη να "δουλεύει" όλη νύχτα. 
Δε τη χρησιμοποιώ κάθε μέρα αλλά κάποιες φορές που νιώθω να θέλω κάτι έξτρα, τη βάζω πάνω από το facial oil και νιώθω πραγματικά να γίνεται δουλίτσα!

Αυτά είναι λοιπόν!

Τα προιόντα της Juliette Armand είναι επαγγελματικά, δημιουργία δυο χημικών.
Περιέχουν πολλά φυσικά συστατικά που βοηθούν το δέρμα χωρίς να το επιβαρύνουν.

Αξίζουν πραγματικά να τους ρίξετε μια ματιά.

Ελπίζω να σας άρεσε το post! 

Αν χρησιμοποιείτε κάποιο από αυτά ή έχετε να μου προτείνετε κάτι άλλο (τώρα που ξέρετε ότι ειμαι τρελή), please do!

όπως πάντα,

stay healthy & beautiful
xxx


* το post δεν ειναι διαφημιστικό. τα προιόντα αγοράστηκαν από εμένα.




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Δευτέρα, 18 Νοεμβρίου 2013

My homemade facial oil!

Γεια σας beauties!

Τι κάνετε; Σας αρέσει που ο καιρός αρχίζει να κρυώνει για τα καλά ή και που τα Χριστούγεννα είναι ακόμη πιο κοντά;

Εγώ θα σας πω την αλήθεια ότι μου έχει έρθει λίγο απότομο όλο αυτό. 
Δε ξέρω...δε χόρτασα ήλιο, θάλασσα ή το καλοκαίρι γενικότερα. 
Αλλά θα μου πείτε, ποτέ δε μας φτάνει το καλοκαίρι, και θα έχετε δίκιο! 

Καλό Χειμώνα λοιπόν!

Έχω καιρό να σαςα γράψω αλλά σήμερα επέστρεψα και θα σας μιλήσω για ένα πολύ πρόσφατο αγαπημένο μου θέμα που όσοι με ακολουθείτε στο Facebook και στο Instagram, το ξέρετε ήδη!

Έλαια!




Όταν λέω έλαια εννοώ όλα εκείνα τα υπέροχα λάδια και αιθέρια έλαια που βγαίνουν από κάθε είδος καρπό ή λουλουδιού και εξυπηρετούν το καθένα μια διαφορετική ανάγκη του σώματος, δέρματος και της διάθεσής μας.

Έκανα αρκετή έρευνα στο internet, διάβασα ειδικές του είδους, είδα βίντεο στο youtube και είπα σιγά σιγά να κάνω τις δοκιμές μου.

Το δέρμα μου είναι κανονικό, μεικτό και λιπαρό ανάλογα με το καιρό, την εποχή αλλά και τη διάθεσή μου κυρίως όμως μεικτό με λιπαρότητα στη περιοχή Τ, με σποραδική εμφάνιση μικροακμής.
Έτσι έψαξα συγκεκριμένα για τις δικές μου ανάγκες.

Μπήκα στο iherb που είναι ο ναός των φυσικών προϊόντων στις καλύτερες τιμές και παρήγγειλα τα πρώτα λάδια που θα δείξω αναλυτικά σε επόμενο post. 

Έπειτα έψαξα και βρήκα ένα μαγαζί στην Αθήνα, το Sensities που εξειδικεύεται σε φυσικά προϊόντα, έλαια και αιθέρια έλαια και πήρα αρκετά αιθέρια έλαια σε πολύ συμπαθητικές τιμές.

Αφού διάβασα πολλές συνταγές στο internet, έφτιαξα τη κατάλληλη για εμένα και τη χρησιμοποιώ εδώ και μια εβδομάδα χωρίς κανένα πρόβλημα.

Πάμε να σας δείξω.



Διάλεξα για έλαιο βάσης το Jojoba Oil καθώς απορροφάται εύκολα και δεν αφήνει ίχνη λιπαρότητας, κάτι ιδανικό για το δέρμα μου.
Μετά πρόσθεσα από λίγες σταγόνες από τα εικονιζόμενα έλαια που θα βοηθούσαν το δέρμα μου.

Αλλά πάμε να δούμε να δούμε αναλυτικά τις ιδιότητες του κάθε ένα.

Jojoba Oil: Ένα από τα γνωστά έλαια βάσης με μεγάλη περιεκτικότητα σε πρωτεΐνες, minerals που προστατεύουν το κολλαγόνο του δέρματός μας. Απορροφάται εύκολα, περιέχει μια μικρή φυσική ηλιακή προστασία και βοηθάει στο περιορισμό του σμήγματος.

Frankincense: Το Λιβάνι είναι από τα πιο γνωστά και ακριβά αιθέρια έλαια. Έχει τονωτική δράση, μειώνει την εμφάνιση λεπτών γραμμών και ρυτίδων, αναζωογονεί το δέρμα, μειώνει τις έντονες ουλές και έχει έντονη αντισηπτική δράση.
extra tip. εξαιρετικό για διαλογισμό, ψυχικές εντάσεις, φόβο, θλίψη

Juniperberry: Το Άγριο Κυπαρίσσι είναι πολύ γνωστό για τη μείωση του στρες όταν χρησιμοποιείται σε αρωματικό χώρου  αλλά και για τα οφέλη που προσφέρει στο δέρμα. Είναι κατάλληλο για τη ρύθμιση της λιπαρότητας, τη μείωση ερυθρότητας και την αναζωογόνηση του δέρματος.
extra tip. βοηθάει στη ψυχική ένταση, στρες, σύγχυση, κούραση

Rosemary: Το Δεντρολίβανο έχει αντιβακτηριδιακές και αντιφλεγμονώδεις ιδιότητες. Είναι ισχυρό καθαριστικό για το δέρμα και βοηθάει στην αποφυγή μολύνσεων.
extra tip. άριστο για συγκέντρωση, πονοκεφάλους, αναποφασιστικότητα, μνήμη.

Η συνταγή που έφτιαξα είναι η εξής:

- 10 ml jojoba oil

- 2 σταγόνες αιθέριο έλαιο Λιβάνι

- 2 σταγόνες αιθέριο έλαιο Άγριο Κυπαρίσσι

- 2 σταγόνες αιθέριο έλαιο Δεντρολίβανο.

Τα ανακίνησα απαλά και ιδού.




Το χρησιμοποιώ κάθε βράδυ μετά το καθαρισμό, τη τονωτική λοσιόν, τη κρέμα ματιών....
(πρέπει να κάνω ένα post με το skincare routine μου ε;;;;;)

Το δέρμα μου είναι απαλό, καθόλου λιπαρό το πρωί, τέλεια ενυδατωμένο και βλέπω μια μικρή ακόμη βελτίωση στη ποιότητά του.
Το χρησιμοποιώ μια εβδομάδα και δε μου δημιούργησε κανένα πρόβλημα γιατί ήμουν πολύ προσεκτική βέβαια κάνοντας ένα τεστ στο καρπό μου τη προηγούμενη μέρα, έχοντας ακούσει και διαβάσει ότι τα αιθέρια έλαια είναι τόσο ευεργετικά αλλά και τόσο επικίνδυνα αν γίνει λάθος χρήση.

Αλλά θα συνέστηνα σε όλους αν θέλουν, να μη φοβούνται, να διαβάσουν πολύ στο internet και να ξεκινήσουν συντηρητικά και μετά θα βρουν αυτό που τους ταιριάζει!

Συγνώμη για τοσο μεγάλο post αλλά είχα τόοοοα να σας πω!

Περιμένω τη γνώμη σας και τις συνταγές των δικών σας facial oils για όσες έχετε μπει ήδη στο χορό!

Όπως πάντα,

stay healthy & beautiful 
xxx
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Τετάρτη, 17 Ιουλίου 2013

Garnier Hydra Match Review

Hello beauties!

As promised here comes the last, at least for now, review on a brand new Garnier product.

I am talking about the new, lovely Garnier Hydra Match Moisturizers*



Aren’ t they adorable?

They come in these little plastic pots. Each color for a different type of skin need.

But let’s take them one by one.




 Hydra Match for Dry Sensitive Skin

As you can see from the photo this pink cream has a thick consistency that soothes and nourishes dry skin.

It contains camellia oil which keeps the skin soft for 24 hours.








Hydra Match for Normal/Combination Skin

It contains blue lotus extract and suits most skin types. 
While giving enough moisture, it keeps the levels on both dry and oily parts of your face.

It is ideal for a normal skin.








Hydra Match for Dull & Tired Skin

Well, I was very surprised by this formulation because I always thought that products giving "life" to dull skin equals with shine for my combination skin.
But after I tried this citrus fruit extract filled, gel like, cream on, I realized that it did give freshness to my skin without adding any extra shine.
I really liked it.





Hydra Match for Combination / Oily Skin

It has the lightest feeling, it absorbs really quickly, instantly mattifies the skin, prepping it for the foundation.
I thought I would find in this gel, my everyday moisturizing base before putting on my makeup but I didn't notice much of a difference. 
I like the feeling on my skin so I will keep using it and keep you updated!



They retail, here in Greece, at 6,49 euros which is amazing.

Simple and necessary things like moisturizing need alternatives.


So.....what do you think of these new moisturizers? 

Have you already given them a try? Will you?

As always,

stay healthy & beautiful
xxx


*PR sample
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Τρίτη, 25 Ιουνίου 2013

Garnier Beauty Oil Review

Hello beauties!

I am here with another Garnier Review as promised.

Garnier Beauty Oil*




Lately, body oils, face oils, hair oils, are popping out like crazy!

As they are very good for each part of our body they are meant to, we want to try as many as possible.
At least I do.

This beauty oil contains argan oil, macadamia oil, almond & rose extract.

Even though it is not dry oil, it is very lightweight and dries quite fast.

It nourishes, illuminates and transforms your skin into a glowing one. 
Especially now, at summer, when the weather is hot and we trouble our skin with extra waxing, shaving, skin exposure, sunbaths, and sea water, we need to give extra care.

It is great to be applied after your bath all over your body to really feel the moisture but also apply it on your legs at an evening out wearing your short summer dress making them look glowing and very Jennifer Lopez!


You can find it at the supermarkets & department stores.

Have you tried it? 
Which is your favorite body oil?

As always,

stay healthy & beautiful
xxx


*PR sample



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Δευτέρα, 29 Απριλίου 2013

Garnier Ambre Solaire BB Cream Review

Hello my beauties!

How are you doing?

I know some of you already had their first swim on the hot beaches of Greece!
I hope I will in the next days during Easter vacation...!

So as the weather is getting hotter and hotter many things keep popping in our heads such as sun protection, oil free, long lasting, color, coverage and other stressful words!

As many of you have noticed, BB creams are popping out like crazy!!

Today I will talk to you about Garnier Ambre Solaire BB cream*.




You all know and most of us love the classic Garnier BB creme but this one comes from a different series.

It says it provides sun protection for the face & neck, with a very important SPF30, illuminates your skin, evens out any imperfections, hydrates and has an anti-dark spots formulation.

Personally, I think that it feels a lot like a sunscreen than a bb cream, which means it is a little heavy, at least for my combination skin.

It has a decent coverage, certainly evens out my skin and it takes at least 5 minutes to dries on your skin before you set it with powder, which is something I think you must do with this bb cream.




It comes out in one color as you see in the picture which is quite dark and difficult to match all skin colors, but you can blend it really really well and set it with lighter or darker powder.




Before I started using this bb cream, I was wearing the classic Garnier bb cream for combination skin but as I had bought it during winter in the shade light, now it is a little light for me.

Sooooo the thing I started doing is mixing the two Garnier bb creams and guess what.

It gives the perfect color, an extra SPF protection and evenness!

I would certainly recommend this bb cream for those with drier skin and wanting to look flawless on the beach! 

Actually yes. I now think that it is a Beach BB cream not a City BB Cream as the first one.

But I am really happy with the result so I think I found my everyday summer bb cream!

Well, that's it from me.

Have you tried this bb cream? What do you think?

As always
stay healthy & beautiful
xxx

*PR sample
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Παρασκευή, 1 Φεβρουαρίου 2013

Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask Review


Hello my beauties!


How are you? The last days in Athens the weather is sooo cold. I hope you keep yourself warm and comfortable!

Another thing with the all this cold weather is that our skin, dry, normal, combination or even oily, suffers… and we need to moisturize our skin even more in order not to feel it cracked or thirsty.

And just in time while having these thoughts, this baby knocked on my door.

Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask*





It is the new addition to the Clinique Moisture Surge family.

It is a very moisturizing overnight face mask that surprising is not oily at all! It sinks in your skin and you can feel the moisture that very moment when you put it on.

During the night, our skin becomes vulnerable and the humidity levels drop low. This mask claims to calm and soothe the skin from all the irritation it faced during the day.
I am using it for the last week and here is my opinion.






Its consistency is neither heavy nor light.Oil-free. It boosts your skin with many ingredients such as seed butter, olive extract, shea butter, mango butter, pomegranate strols, hyalouronic acid and many many more!
Absorbs very easily depending on how thirsty is your skin, though with this weather all types of skin need it.

I was very reluctant at first as I have combination/oily skin and thought it would made me worse. But that was not the case. It moisturizes my skin during the night when no makeup on and when I wake up it feels refreshed, glowy and elastic, if that makes any sense to you!
You do not change your skin regime at all. Well, maybe for some will spare you the night cream step cause it is enough by itself.

It does not need rinsing off as your skin will absorb it and work with it all night long!
I like it very much and I will continue to use it but will limit it down to two times a week as I do not need it more.

As we get older, we learn one or two things about the skin and how to take care of it and one of the most important things to do is moisturize.

This overnight mask is a great addition to our daily skin routine. It gives that something extra that we may or may not need but will try anyway!

I would especially recommend those with normal or dry skin to try out this mask cause they will be surprised by how well are going to feel their skin after.

It will be available in stores by February 2013 and the suggested price is 34.90 €


How do you like it so far? Would you give it a try?


As always…. stay healthy & beautiful. xxx

*PR sample

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Παρασκευή, 7 Δεκεμβρίου 2012

Bioten. Beauty inspired by Nature

Hello my beauties!!

I hope you are well and have a big heart to be able to forgive me for not writing a post for so many days....

So today I want to talk to you about a drugstore skincare range that is not given the attention it deserves mostly because of the low prices that come along.

BIOTEN

Wide range of products filled with natural ingredients and made under the latest technology to provide the care your skin need and wants with very affordable prices.
Over the past years we all became aware of many dangerous ingredients we used to put on our skin without knowing. 
We searched, asked, tested and we are still learning. We want the products we use to be as much as harmless as we can.
Bioten combines natural extracts to create safe and effective prducts for almost every skin type and its needs.
The word "affordable" is an understatement" but as is "quality" when it comes to Bioten.
I used to see them on the supermarket selves and not give much attention. That was until I came across with the Moisturising Day Cream with quince nectar.


 It was summer, I wanted something simple and moisturising, my budget was limited so I gave it a go. 
It was exatly what I wanted at the time. It moisturised my skin without feeling it heavy. 
It is great for combination skin but there is one for the ones with dry skin as well. 
Price: 5.35 euros

Along with that day cream I tried the Cleansing Gel frm the same line 




and I was very happy with it as well. It has a lovely smell and it feels really refreshing on your skin. Takes away your makeup, your skin feels very clean and my pores seem more "relaxed" if that makes sense to you! 
Price: 3.50 euros

Last but not least I have on my kit the facial wipes of the same line. 
I don't often use wipes to take off my makeup but I always have a pack of them. I use on clients, to correct any mistake or to quickly "clean" brushes between if I have more than one makeup session to do. They are not oily, not very wet and have a very fresh smell.
Price: appr. 2 euros (they are usually on sale 2in1)

These are the products that I have personally use from Bioten.
I am very pleased with their quality, price and the feeling that I don't damage my skin. 
They are the perfect range for younger girls that are starting now using skincare!

Have you tried any Bioten Products? 
What do ou think of them?

As always.....stay healthy & beautiful!
xxx

p.s two of these products were sent to me for review and above you see my honest opinion.


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Παρασκευή, 16 Νοεμβρίου 2012

The Body Shop All in One bb Cream

Hello my beauties!

A while back one of my favourite beauty brands The Body Shop organised an event for beauty bloggers, as myself, to introduce to some new products they came out.
One of them was.....

All In One bb Cream


As many of you might have already noticed, the past year everyone is raving about those and each brand after another is creating its one.
I have used some during the past months but today I am going to talk to you about this one.

When you first squeese it in your fingers, this white cream with tiny brown dots inside, comes out and you stare it with question!
But not to worry! Once you put it on your face and start working it with your fingers, the white cream becomes "fleshy" and takes the shade of your skin.
It is not thick and applies evenly.
The coverage that this cream will give you is very light to light. The ones of you that don't need that coverage or the ones that don't want your bb cream to feel heavy is ideal.
I want a tinsy bit more coverage than this as my face is not flawless. :-(
Also it may not be very suitable for oily skin beacause as I tested to myself, it tends to show off some shine after only one-two hours.
But anyway after years of trying various foundations, moisturisers and now bb cream, at some point you just need to make peace with yourself and realise that no matter what to do, your oily skin will never transform into a normal one. Of course you will have your good days, for which this bb cream is perfect!
A rather annoying thing about this bb cream is its smell. It smells really weird to me. But of course that is my nose, my opinion!!
Oh and don't forget to tell you that unlike most bb creams, this one does not has SPF protection.
Overall it is a good bb cream for everyday use for those who want ligh coverage and light feeling on their skin.

So tell me! Have you tried this bb cream?
What do you think?

Stay healthy & beautiful!
xxx
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Δευτέρα, 12 Νοεμβρίου 2012

Winter Skin Routine

Hello my beauties!

I hope you are well and prepared for the sudden (yet logical) drop of temperature.
Winter is officially here and many things change. Our clothes, our shoes, our hair, nail polishes etc. 
Can our Skin Routine stay the same? No!
So along with other things, we change the products we use, as our skin' s needs differ from season to season. 
But let's take it step by step.

Skin

During summer, the weather is hot and humid and our skin tends to produce more oil that usual. So we tend to use rather strong and dry cleaners to make sure that our skin is super clean and light/very light moisturisers.
But when the weather gets cold, our skin is trying to keep its natural balance but wind, low temperature can make even the oil skin, dry. You can imagine the needs of an already dry skin!
That is why is very important to change the products we use depending on the weather.
I personally have normal/oily skin and although at summer I use very light, gel feeling, moisturisers when winter comes I tend to choose a little heavier ones because I can feel my skin needing something more.
For example, I will show you the products I used until now and which I just started.

Summer.
Clinique Facial Soap
La Roche Posay Effaclar Mat
These are one of my favourite products and they helped me get through summer!
You all know the facial soap by Clinique, I have been using this since I started washing my face!
As for the Effaclar Mat, what can I say? It was love at first sight! (see post here)

Winter.


Avon Anew Revitalizing Cleanser


Clinique repairwear uplifting spf15




I have been using the Avon cleanser since last year, except the summer months, and it has become one of my favourites. It has these small blue balls inside that they melt once you clean your face. It is a moisturising cleanser that leaves my skin clean and dewy. 
As for the moisuriser, I know what most of you might say. This is not for you age. Yes I know, but  as I was sent this to try it and once I put it on my face I fell in love. It is thick yet light. Absorbs quickly and it smells like sunscreen. It does leave a little "white face" but I don't mind once i put on my BB cream and I don't take any photos. And of course it is never too early to prevent some things from falling down..!

Foundation

Well, the same rules apply here as well. 
During the hot and humid days of summer you need not to trouble your face with heavy products and foundations. A simple bb cream should be enough. 
But, I understand that many women don't have the almost flawless skin that a plain bb cream would be enough. Among them I am myself. That is why I always try to find something that has a little more coverage but still feels light. It was not easy. But I did it!

Dior HydraLife BB cream spf30 PA++
This was a real discovery for me because I never was satisfied with any of the bb creams I would try. My skin is not flawless and I needed a little bit more and with SPF and not to make my T-zone look its worst. 
Did I ask too much?  Yes.
Did I find what I was looking for?  Yes.

It is a moisturiser with the coverage of a foundation. It has more SPF control than most of the other bb creams and it doesn't make me oily. It is very good for my skin and I feel it as a veil. 

One thing I do not like is that as most bb creams comes out in one colour. Well, this one is rather dark and I do not see it fit most skin colours. Now that my tan is beginning to fade away , it starts to be dark for me. But I like it so much that I am going to use it in the winter as well for everyday use mixing it with a drop of light foundation. 

That is for my skin care routine. What is yours? Have you tried any of the above?

Stay tuned for the second part of my Winter Routine - MakeUp.

Stay healthy & beautiful
xxx

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Πέμπτη, 25 Οκτωβρίου 2012

Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Review

Hello my beauties!

How are you? The weather here in Greece is starting to look more and more like winter, not exactly what I had in mind but I will try to keep the summer and the sun in my mind!

Today I will talk to you about a new series that Clinique came out targeting again at another skin problem.
Pores.
We all have oner 300.000 pores in our face and they double in the ages of 25-50. As we get older, due to hormon changes, our cells mature and don't renew. The skin gets drier and pores multiply and get bigger.

Clinique created a special line to make pores less visible.

Clinique Pore Refining Solutions



Pore Refining Solutions correcting serum: 
You use it before your moisturiser and it helps create a great base for your moisturiser to sink in. It contains salicylic acid, acetyl glucosamine and laminaria saccharina extract that help cells mature properly, control of the oil and make pores clean lesss visible.
52.50 euros

Pore Refining Solutions Stay-Matte Hydrator:
It is a light moisturiser that is one of the best that I have used. It keeps my skin matte while creating instanly  great base for my makeup. You can feel the hydration on your skin due to hydrogenated lecithin.
40.90 euros

Pore Refining Solutions Instant Perfector:
This is a smart technology product. It is thick but you need only a tiny bit on your T-zone or the whole face if you wish. The specialized cross-linked silicone polymers cover the skin with an invisible film that fills up the pores for 8 hours and controls oil keeping the skin matte.
22.90 euros

And of course Clinique, that has one of the biggest variety of problem targeted foundations, has created one for our pores.

Pore Refining Solutions Perfecting Makeup:



Soft focus technology reflect the light and make pores less visible. It also contains salicylic acid that cleans gently the pores by removing the dead cells sitting on the them. It has a light texture that applies easily and evenly without closing your pores. 
30.90 euros

I was sent these products and I have been using them for the past almost two months. I always liked Clinique skincare, makes me feel comfortable which is very important for your face products.
Pore Refining Solutions is a great line of smart products that do not do miracles. 
But although my pores did not disappear, my skin got better, smoother and finer. 
My skin loved them.
Also they may not be very suitable for dry skin, but great for combination/oily skin.
My two favourites products that I would certainly buy, are the Instant Perfector and the Stay Matte Hydrator. They are amazing! Together they are creating the perfect makeup base!

I totally suggest that you try some of them! 

So what do yout think? 
Have you already tried these products? How do you like them?

Stay healthy & beautiful
xxx




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Τρίτη, 19 Ιουνίου 2012

La Roche -Posay Effaclar Review

Hello my beauties!

How are you? I hope the breeze the last few days relaxed you beacause hot days are coming!

Today I am going to talk to you about two products I tried for the first time. One old and classic and one new and fantastic. 
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Gel Moussant & La Roche Posay Effaclar Mat.



1. Effaclar Moussant Gel
    Purifying foaming gel for oily sensitive skin 

My skin is combination with oily T-zone and summer things get worse. I am always on the hunt for a really good cleansing gel and a very good moisturiser that will hydrate my skin but keep it mat and beautiful. And, girls, I think I found them. 
I have been trying them the last 5 days, in a sample I got from the pharmacy, and I am really happy, especially with the moisturiser, because that is one of the hardest thing to find. But let's start one by one.

I am pretty sure you all know Effaclar Moussant Gel. I did too but somehow I never got to buy it. 
It feels really gentle on my skin, clearing all the makeup at the end of the day and refreshing my skin in the morning. It eliminates impurities and excess sebum leaving the skin clean and fresh without feeling it dry like many cleansing gels for oily skin do. The thing that we have oily skin does not mean that we need to dry it out, we just have to balance it and Effaclar Moussant Gel felt to my skin that way.
Soap-free - Alcohol-free - Colorant-free - Paraben free.

2. Effaclar Mat
    Sebo-Regulating Moisturiser, Anti-Shine, Anti-Enlanrged Pores


This is a new moisturiser added to the Effaclar family. Moisturizes and mattifies the skin immediately. After 5 days of use my skin is refined, pores are tightened and sebum production slowed down.
When applied you feel your skin moisturised  but at the same time so soft and almost like powdery as the moisturiser sets. you can apply you foundation just seconds later and trust me it is an excellent makeup base. It is almost like a moisturising primer!
I am really excited with this moisturiser as it is what I have been looking for. A light moisturiser for my skin, especially now at summer, but that really moistures my skin and not drying out. And of course an excellent base for my makeup as I don 't want to put extra stuff on my face.






Well, this is my review on Effaclar Moussant Gel & Effaclar Mat. Have you tried one of them? Want to share other secrets on oily skin?

Stay healthy & beautiful
xxx


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