Friday, 18 May 2012

A little bit of Chanel

Today I have a little bit of Chanel goodies for you... I've been meaning to get a Chanel blush for some time... Actually I had my eye on the spring limited edition one, but it was gone before I could get it so I browsed and got this one instead. You know the feeling when you want a specific product, but have to face it's gone, leaving you left with an eager to find a similar product to soothe your pain? Yes, this blush was that exact feeling for me :)

She is called the 68 rose écrin and appears to be my kind of favorite pink, perfect for lighter skin and it smells divine - like roses. It's not a cheap blush but it's not insane expensive either. You do get only 4g of product, with other blushes you get a larger amount but I'm willing to overlook that as long as I love it. Instant crush I guess^^, hope it lives up to my expectations!

Do you have a Chanel blush and what do you think of it? This is actually my first one...
Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Review La Roche-Posay Rosaliac UV Riche

Day creams with an SPF and me haven't always been the best of friends but now I can safely say that La Roche-Posay has provided me a few decent ones. One of them is this Rosaliac UV Riche with an SPF of 15 that I actually just bought whilst browsing the shelve for a new cream... It appealed to me, I took it home and yes - I like it *what a miracle*!
Redness-prone sensitive skin, subject to heated sensations.
Triple protection to moisturize and limit the appearance of daily redness and heated sensations :
- Vitamin CG to strengthen fragile blood vessel walls.
- Vitamin B3 to fortify skin against external irritating factors and climatic variations.
- Filtering system with Mexoryl XL to protect the skin against UV rays, major aggravating factors in skin redness.
Skincare enriched with La Roche-Posay thermal spring water, with anti-irritant and soothing properties.
Contains optical correctors to even the  complexion.
The packaging is like all LRP, simple and decent - they always have pumps and/or tubes which I prefer to jars. This one is a tube of 40ml and costs around 18euros. They also have this in the 'regular UV' version for normal skin with a pump at the same price. Their Rosaliac line is intented for sensitive skin that is prone to redness. My skin is quite sensitive and prone to redness when it's very cold or when I spend a lot of time outdoors. Add this all up together and this cream would be perfect for me...
The cream itself has a fresh scent, is very thick and has a green tint to it - it's white but a bit greenish (if you get me, it's not like the Hulk :p). It spreads easily and is quickly absorbed into my skin. I use a few dots of this product for my entire face. Be carefull not to use too much, as I found it to be very rich. My skin really loved this product with these weather changes and it hasn't irritated my skin at all. I noticed I had to use less product than with my other day creams that often left my face feeling a bit dry a few minutes after putting the cream on - this wasn't the case with this one. I got to use this tube of 40ml for 2-3 months, in the morning.

However, a point of negative, I noticed clogged pores appearing more easily with extended use of this cream - so if your skin is prone to breakouts watch out with this cream (I use a BHA from time to time and didn't have much problems then with clogging). Now the weather has become warmer and my skin doesn't need a rich cream like this anymore. I find this a perfect day cream for the colder months of the year when your skin needs more moisture.
The goods: suitable for sensitive skin, good for (very) dry skin, spreads easily although it's a thick cream, fresh scent, midranged pricing

The bads: pores clogg easily with this cream so probably not suitable for skin that easily breaks out

Overall, yes, I like this cream and will repurchase it again when fall makes it entry! It's too rich for me to use all year round, but I plan on trying their normal variant of this one for sure. If you have dry and sensitive skin, try this cream and I hope you'll like it as much as I do!

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