Friday, February 5, 2016

#FrenchFriday: Nuxe's Prodigious Universe

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Discover Nuxe's Prodigieux line, inspired by the scent of iconic Huile Prodigieuse!

If you've ever heard of French upscale pharmacy brand Nuxe, it was probably in an article about their iconic Huile Prodigieuse. Or maybe their Rêve de Miel lip balm, since the enthusiasm for that one has grown a lot recently in North America. The Huile Prodigieuse dry oil remains, nonetheless, Nuxe's absolute best-seller, and I told you how you can use it a while back.

What most people can't get enough of is its scent - just ask Emmy of about that! The highly fragrant Huile Prodigieuse smells of vacation on a tropical beach somewhere in the pacific, with notes of exotic white flowers. The scent reminds me of monoï, a beauty specialty of French Polynesia made of local gardenia flowers called tiaré infused in coconut oil. It's warm, sensual, and so alive. To me it's like a summer goddess elixir in a bottle... According to Nuxe the scent is "a blend of sunshine and warm sand, with notes of orange blossom, magnolia and vanilla". Pretty acurate description for me!

Created in 1991, the Huile Prodigieuse quickly became a cult classic, with customers around the world declaring their love for the mood-enhancing, addictive scent. Nuxe took the opportunity to develop a whole line around the scent of Huile Prodigieuse, and that's what I want to show you today.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Review: VIIcode O2M Eye Mask

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I love a good mask, and my preference these days goes to sheet masks: they're less messy, easier to apply and remove in an instant than classic creamy masks out of a tube. The latest trend is the hydrogel mask: instead of being a piece of cloth soaked in serum like your typical sheet mask, it's a solid but flexible, thin "slice" of gel that's infused with active ingredients and releases them when applied to your skin. Not that long ago I tried such a gel mask for lips, and this time I'm testing eye patches that you might have heard of before, the VIIcode O2M Oxygen Eye Mask.

What makes the VIIcode Eye Mask different from other eye patches I've tried before is that it's made for overnight use. You're supposed to apply the masks right before bed and wake up to a smooth and refreshed undereye area. Unfortunately as much as I'd like to, I'm absolutely unable to use such eye patches overnight: I'm one who tosses and turns frantically in bed for a long time before finally falling asleep, and I often end up sleeping... on my face. There's just no way anything could stick to my undereyes in these conditions! So I used the patches during the day, and luckily they stick well enough that I can go on with my regular activities while wearing them for several hours.

VIIcode also advises to use the eye masks two to three times a week and use up 3 boxes (each box contains 6 pairs) as a full treatment to see the best results.

Let's take a look at what I liked and didn't like so much about these eye patches!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Winter beauty: my 10 favorite lipsticks

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Winter beauty: my 10 favorite lipsticks

I can't believe it's already February! I showed you my most loved blushes, shadows and even nail lacquers for winter here, and it's about time to show you my favorite lipsticks this winter season. As usual with my seasonal picks, you'll probably notice a pattern: winter is a time when I love to wear reds and deep pinks to add a pop of color to a gloomy day. It's also matte season, although I enjoy adding a touch of whimsical, snowflake-like sparkles from time to time.

Let's take a look at my 10 favorite lipsticks and lipglosses for winter!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

LAST DAY to enter the New Year, Parisian You Giveaway!

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If you haven't entered the New Year, Parisian You Giveaway to win Lancome Audacity in Paris eyeshadow palette, now's the time! The giveaway closes at 11:59 PM Pacific Time tonight, so this is your last chance!

To enter the giveaway, click here

The product mentioned in this post was purchased by Lulle. I received no compensation to write this post, which only reflects my personal opinion. This post contains affiliate links.

Friday, January 29, 2016

#FrenchFriday - Review : Lancome My Parisian Blush for Spring 2016

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Lancome My Parisian Blush for Spring 2016: review, photos, swatches

Are you ready for spring? I hope so, because today I present you a review of a new product launched for Spring 2016, My Parisian Blush by Lancôme. You know that I'm both a Lancôme fan and a cream blush addict, so naturally this adorable new blush was my first, and so far only, purchase among the new spring collections.

The playful and colorful theme of Lancôme's Spring collection is apparent in the cute tin packaging, decorated with a whimsical cartoon-like girl in pink heels walking her tiny dog on the roofs of Paris and holding pastel balloons. As adorable as the tin box is, it's also pretty hard to open! It's actually getting better now after about a dozen uses, but the first few times I really struggled to pop the lid open. I wish it was a screw top, it would have made the box less frustrating.

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