Saturday, September 14, 2013

Maybelline The falsies Big Eyes mascara

Being vulnerable to marketing is only one my weaknesses ;-). Ever since I saw the commercial for the new Maybelline The falsies big eyes mascara, I was determined to get it. I love the idea of the double ended wand, one for the upper lashes and the other end for lower lashes. When I have tested, I will share my experience, in the meantime, some quick photos.

New MAC store at Rue Neuve

Just a quick info about the new MAC store being opened at Rue Neuve (right opposite to Inno entrance, I think it used to be 123 store). It's nice to have another store to stop by when shopping on a rainy Saturday ;-).

The Balm cosmetics at Di

What a huge surprise today! I can't quite phantom how it happened, but Di drugstore in Woluwe Shopping Center has put on display the Balm cosmetics stand (I always wanted to try Meet Matte Nude and Mary-Lou Manizer highlighter...). Which is lovely, but I don't see many girls spending 39 EUR on a palette in a drugstore, as the Balm is definitely higher end cosmetics, confortably being the most expensive brand in Di. Anyway, I love the fact that now it is readily available up for grabs ;-)

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Benefit Hello flawless! oxygen wow foudation

Sephora is being missed here in Brussels, badly, some makeup addicts might say ;-). Holidays in France were a bless in many ways, not in the least because Nice sports at least 3 Sephoras, I had plenty of time to be trying things out ;-). I would describe the feeling as Alice in wonderland ;-) (the whole NAKED range by Urban Decay, Too faced Sephora 15 years palettes...)

Anyway, I wanted to get another Benefit product, as I absolutely love their Erase paste. So, I went for the Hello flawless! oxygen wow foundation, as it evened out and calmed my hot complexion under the Provencales skies. The consistency is rather runny and so the coverage amounts to sheet to medium. It feels very light on the skin and it does not last the whole day (but then, who wears the foundation the whole day).

Currently, I am testing the foundation to see how it holds during the day in Brussels, where it is still nice and sunny, yeey ;-) In the meantime, you can consult the video below for more info:

Caudalie peeling and travel kit

Caudalie peeling is simply the best gommage I have ever tried and as such, I did not hesitate to repurchase it again (in a pharmacy in Nice, for some reason they sold everything about 30 % cheaper, Nice CAP 3000, I paid 15 EUR, normal price around 20 EUR).

Also, I wanted to try more Caudalie products (I had divine peeling, and it was just that DIVINE, the smell is amazing), so I got a travel kit with micelar water, moisturizer, divine oil and a shower gel. I love all of them, but perhaps the divine oil stands out (for my sun damaged hair). I am now very keen on expanding my experience with Caudalie and possibly even go to Bordeaux, where the beauty grows (founded by Mathilde Thomas). What a fantastic way to combine the hobbies ;-).

You can buy Caudalie product in all pharmacies, in IU shops or online via Online pharma box.