Κυριακή, 18 Ιανουαρίου 2015

In Love with CAUDALIE 

Hello readers! I was excited to finally find and try this brand. Made with all-things-grape, it is a great choice for wine lovers!
Let me start off by saying that this little package is for normal to oily skin according to the package. However, having dry skin like mine, I felt it was gentle enough for me to use without drying my skin.  Having bought this, I got a bag full of samples and an appointment next month with the Caudalie Rep to get all the necessary info on all the products and try lots more.

Cleanser : This is a foaming cleanser, which is gentle, is perfect for the morning ritual when you're on the go and ideal for removing make-up at the end of the day. The scent is fresh and light. 

Exfoliant : I enjoy using a good scrub twice a week as I find it keeps the skin from becoming flaky and dry. Your skin feels and looks more refined. This is not too abrasive or harsh on the skin. I would strongly suggest a good moisturizer afterwards.

Mask: This mask is a purifying mask for oily and combination skin. For my dry skin, a hydrating mask would be a better choice. I will be using this in the summer when my skin is oily.


Κυριακή, 11 Ιανουαρίου 2015

As I am addicted to lip balms and constantly buy them, I think reviewing the ones I own now was a good idea. In the cold winter weather it the product you can't be without.

Reve de Miel - Nuxe
I had seen this lip balm in dozens of blog reviews and κnew I had to try it and see what all the buzz is about. I have to agree that this product is amazing! It is THE lip balm to use during the cold winter months as it nourishes and soothes dry, chapped lips because it contains honey, shea butter and sweet almond oil. It also has a long lasting effect on the lips and you can easily apply lipstick on top.

Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain (Forever Pink) - Jane Iredale
While shopping at one of my favourite beautystores, I saw this product by the cash and was tempted to try it by the shop owner. It was an impulse purchase and the thing that attracted me was that the colour was a stain and not always the same when applied. It moisturizes the lips really well and I simply adore the shade of pink I get on my lips. You don't really need a lipstick on top. It contains avocado oil, jojoba seed oil and vitamin E.It is pricey for a lip balm, though.

Tinted Lip Balm (Pink Blossom) - Burt's Bees
Seeing my favourite film star wearing it on the cover of a fashion magazine was what brought this iconic product to my attention. Not only is the product effective, but also does everything it boasts as it contains shea butter, coconut oil and sunflower seed oil. It has natural ingredients and leaves a hint of colour. The tinted lip balm also comes in other shades and flavours.

Cocoa Butter Lip Care Stick - The Body Shop
Whenever you're in a mall, you have to visit the Body Shop. The fruity scent just draws you in. There are many lip balms available in an array of colours and flavours. The best, in my opinion, is the cocoa butter. It has a long lasting effect and moisturizes a lot without being sticky or annoying in any way. Contains; cocoa butter, coconut oil and sweet almond oil.

Lip Care Stick (Cinnamon, Orange & Vanilla)- Bioaroma
Another Greek brand I recently tried was Bioaroma. A company which is located in Crete, Greece. I tried it because it too was natural and the scent is yummy! It is so smooth! With olive fruit oil, shea butter and sweet almond oil.

Dalon Sports Lip Balm (Vanilla) - Biokal Cosmetics
I saw this product at the super market and decided to try it as it was a bargain. Available in many shades and flavours, I chose vanilla. It smells nice and is smooth. It moisturizes for hours as it contains vaseline.

Παρασκευή, 2 Ιανουαρίου 2015

hello everyone and welcome to my first post. Here are the products I tried in December.
As I am in Greece, I will be reviewing a couple of greek brands I really like. I hope you enjoy!

Erato Repairing & Moisturizing hair wash - Fresh Line
Well I simply must say how much I love this shampoo. It really is amazing if you have dry hair. It lathers up nicely and smells good too. It's also available in solid form-I use that for travelling. Enriched with plant oils, herbal extracts and essential oils. www.freshline.gr

Grapeseed Glossing serum - The Body Shop
This product is really good for dry ends and taming frizzy hair. I find it makes the rest of the hair oily if applied. Using before blow drying is ideal as it detangles. It has an orangy smell which isn't too bad. www.thebodyshop.com

In the pink pressed blush - Lily & Lolo
I hadn't heard of this brand before trying it in a beauty subscription box a few months ago. I liked the deep pink colour of the blush and it applies well, however, the smell reminds me of a crayon! The brand doesn't use chemicals in its products which is what made me try it in the first place. i would still recommend it and will try more of the products. www.lilylolo.co.uk

The Falsies Big Eyes Volume Express mascara - Maybelline 
One of the best mascaras I have ever tried. It applies well and has a separate brush for the lower lashes which makes it handy for using all day to night. It really does give a false lash effect! Be careful to wipe off excess as it does get a bit clumpy. The effect is quite dramatic making it a highly recommended product and a must buy! www.maybelline.com

Deluxe Cashmere Lipstick stylo (DC23) - Flormar
This lipstick is long lasting and moisturizing according to the label. However, the lipstick didn't last that long and I felt like I should have applied lip balm beforehand. There is a variety in colours and the price is quite low making it an easy impulse purchase. www.flormar.com

Colour Crush Eyeshadow 225 Brownie & Clyde - The Body Shop
These are among my favourite eyeshadows out there. They are so easy to apply and get the effect you want. It can be applied lightly for a natural/nude look or for a more smoky effect use a wet brush or your finger! They are so fabulous and highly recommended. This shade is a coffee brown with a hint of gold. www.thebodyshop.com

Silky Eyeshadow Pearl 401 - Seventeen Cosmetics
This shade was perfect for the holidays as it is a dark brownish gold, perfect for wearing to all the parties of the holiday season. This product is for ladies who like the glam effect of make up because of the shiny quality it has. www.seventeencosmetics.com

Banana Truly Nourishing Hair Mask

Hello everyone! Another fantastic The Body Shop purchase to talk about. If you've been a customer of theirs for a long time, then ma...