Friday, May 22, 2015
I've talked about Le Couvent des Minimes several times before. The brand is part of the L'Occitane group and offers similar beauty products inspired by the Provence region of France, only with a less diverse range. Some of their products have recently been on clearance at a few retailers while new lines started popping up, so the brand might be having a makeover this year.
Today, for the second post in our French Friday series, I want to show you 2 products in one of my favorite scents by the brand, Verbena & Lemon. The line includes a soap, a body lotion, a body splash (mist), and the shower gel and body sorbet that I have. The scent is divine and I really love to use this line in the summer. It's a fresh, citrusy fragrance, a little tart and not sweet at all, and it's reminiscent of the brand's Eau des Minimes cologne. If you like L'Occitane's Verbena scented line then you're also going to love this, they're very similar.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Monday, May 18, 2015
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Rimmel describes this new mascara as providing volume and lift with a clump-free formula and a broken-heart shaped brush. I received this mascara in my recent Bella VoxBox sent by Influenster, and I was very excited to test it. Does it live up to the brand's claims?
Friday, May 15, 2015
Today we're starting a new exciting post series, called French Friday. Every Friday, I'll be sharing my thoughts about a product by a French brand, big and famous or small and underrated, so you can discover the variety and diversity of beauty products made in France. I'm inaugurating this new series with a review of an eyeshadow palette by one of my favorite French makeup brands, Dior.
Dior is probably the brand I've owned the most products from in my makeup life, lipsticks, mascaras, glosses, foundations, eyeshadows, I've tried pretty much everything (except blushes, for no particular reason!). When Dior revamped their 5 Couleurs eyeshadow palettes last fall (2014), I decided to check them out and ended up purchasing Cuir Cannage (#796). The warm neutrals seduced me, and I liked that the shades were deeper than most nude palettes.
Cuir Cannage contains:
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Sephora fanatics, a new French beauty brand is coming your way! Klorane is not a new brand of course, it was founded in the South of France in 1966, and the products have been available at dermstore.com for a while, but it is now making its début at the most popular beauty retailer.
At this time, Sephora only carries the hair care products, so if you're looking for the Cornflower line of makeup removers, you'll still have to order from Dermstore. Most products also seem to be online only, at least for now.
The 3 most popular Klorane hair products in France are:
- the oat milk shampoo, gentle and softening.
- the tinted dry shampoo, no more white residue in brown or black hair! This one is available at select physical stores.
- the entire Chamomile line for blond hair, to intensify highlights on natural or color-treated hair.
One of my personal favorites is the shampoo with quinine and B vitamins to strengthen hair. I'm also tempted to try one their masks and leave-in treatments. Do you plan on trying out the brand now that it's on Sephora's website? What product are you considering?
I received no compensation to write this post, which only reflects my personal opinion. This post contains affiliate links.