I've lately been a little smitten with a fragrance I wouldn't usually wear very often. I pretty much steer away from vanilla heavy scents, but this one has lured me in. Dior's Poison Girl Eau De Parfum has been around for about a year, and just in time for Spring the refreshed Eau De Toilette version has launched. Heavier scents usually give me a killer headache and don't make it to my fragrance cabinet, but this one is wearable and a great alternative for those looking for sultrier scents that can't take the heaviness of a fragrance like Dior's original Poison.
Friday, March 03, 2017
A sheet mask a day keeps the.. facial away? I don't often do a spa facial, so I'm not sure whether that even makes sense. But I do know that I really like using sheet masks. Firstly because they can be a true treat for your skin, but also secondly because they demand you to sit somewhat still, unlike with a regular face mask. It's a synonym for some well deserved me-time; while I secretly hate the word me-time I still enjoy actually just doing something for myself. Like using a sheet mask and chilling out for 15 minutes. The last one I've used is Garnier's Skin Active Hydra Bomb sheet mask. In Asia many drugstore brands have been selling sheet masks since forever, but in Europe we're still catching up on the affordable sheet mask.
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
GlamGlow has become a cult celebrity face mask brand since the brand surfaced in Hollywood back in 2011. It all started out with their infamous mud mask YouthMud (which is serious stuff & not to be messed with!), but the range has since expanded dramatically. And more good news: with the brand being acquired by the Estée Lauder Companies a few years ago, many retail points have been added, making that Hollywood glam accessible to everyone dreaming of that perfect Hollywood skin. Now I'll have to break the news to you that perfect Hollywood skin is mostly a combination of good genes & Photoshop, but that realisation hasn't stopped me using good skin care to improve the way my skin looks and feels. My skin has been feeling quite dry and uncomfortable lately thanks to these gloomy winter days and harsh winds, so I've been trying out GlamGlow's newest launch DreamDuo the past few weeks as it promises plumper and quenched skin. And I could definitely use that!
Monday, February 20, 2017
Slowly - but surely - I am making my way through my little box of mascaras that have been piling up since I started blogging. I used to be the kinda girl that had five or more mascaras open at the same time and couldn't remember how long I had them open for, but these days I'm a good girl and stick to just a couple. The L'Oréal Paris Volume Million Lashes Féline Mascara ended up in that little box at some point last year & recently when I needed to switch up mascaras, I couldn't resist the name's promises.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
My hair & I, it's been a bit of a journey. I used to have long dyed locks and for some reason they never gave me much trouble. Three years ago I was seduced by the mid length hype, and I haven't had long locks ever since. Mid length hair means that I always have to style it, as my natural waves aren't really a pretty sight with the length I'm at. And along with styling, comes quite some heat damage.. There are only two things you can do to prevent styling damage: you either stop styling it, or you start consistently using products that'll nourish and protect your hair. I've been experimenting the past year with what my locks do and don't like, basically been alternating my extra care routine between the natural oil route & the silicone infused route. I love amping up my care routine with special night time treats, I like to soak my hair with natural oils (see article here), but recently I've also been introduced to the L'Oréal Professionnel Expert Nutrifier range and have really liked using their foamy Overnight Masque. On the very ends of my hair I've also been experimenting with the DD Balm from the range.