August Favorites and discoveries

Hi everyone !

Today is a special day and : is the day I can talk about my favorite products and discoveries of the month !

During August, I haven’t used or bought many skin care products, it was essentially make up, but I am really happy to share it with you now 🙂

  • Skin Care products

Once a week I love to take a full care of myself. I really appreciate this moment because I really take a lots of time just for my body.

Once a week I do a body scrub. I have tried many and a few weeks ago I started to use the Birch body scrub from Weleda. This body scrub is really gentle so it’s perfect for people with sensitive skin. The smell is like citrus, so it’s not strong. It feels refreshed after the exfoliation.

Late in In July, I had an appointment with my dermatologist. She told me to use a sunblock for my face whenever I go out, because I have a fair skin and some rosacea and I have a special treatment for that, so I must be really careful when I go out. She told me to buy this sunblock from Noreva : it’s a 50+ protection. I really like it because I don’t get any blemishes when I use it, it’s a bit thick though but it’s not hard to remove.

  • Make up

I wanted to buy a new foundation for a long time, I have been using BB creams for over a year and I started to feel the need to change. I have been asking many samples from many brands, and after trying the Double Wear foundation from Estée Lauder, I deeply fell in love with it ! I keep using it since 3 weeks now and that product is just amazing. It covers most of the blemishes and the result looks so natural. I thought it would dry my skin but no, I feel comfortable, like I don’t wear anything. It also has a SPF10, so combined with my sunblock I can protect my skin quite well from the sun.

Let me tell you something : I’ve always been this kind of “simple” girl who thought I would never use any powder/blush/bronzer/etc…  on my face because I wanted to look natural. Well, that was before!

I bought this amazing powder from MAC and I use it after my foundation (every single day !). Just wow ! It can definitely make your skin looks unified and bright.  (I use the medium plus) The powder is light, and after I apply it, I don’t feel cakey on my face. I love it !

I don’t have lots of dark circles under my eyes, but I have a very thin skin, and we can see clearly my veins. So I wanted to hide them a little bit and I have found that many youtubers and bloggers use that product. I really like it, it does its job very well, and helps to unify the skin as well.

This is my new concealer palette from Peggy Sage. It has 5 shades to hide the imperfections. I think it works very well on me and it hides some of my blemishes I have due to rosacea.

One other thing I thought I would never have to use in my entire life, a bronzing powder ! One reason was because I was scared to have spots or blemishes… Well, I could find that one in a retail store and I was really glad to get it ! It’s bright but not shimmer. I love the smell, it smells like a soap and the texture is also very light. It doesn’t look orange on my skin, but it gives a nice healthy glow to my cheeks. I like it !

This blush was the subject of one of my previous article, so if you haven’t red it yet, I invite you to get a look because I talk about it in a better detail. I love that blush ! It’s the very first cream blush I have ever tried and it changed so much my make up routine that I love even more wearing make up !

After I have tried the cream blush from Revlon, I was so interested in these kind of blushes so I decided to try the High Definition blush from Make Up For Ever. This is the colour 225 “Peachy Pink”, it’s more creamy than the Revlon’s one but it’s also an amazing blush, very easy to apply (with a brush). I also love it very much and I use it also often. There are many other shades and I think I will buy the coral one next time.

Here you can see the differences between both blushes : the revlon blush is the upper line, it’s really a coral tone, and the Make Up For Ever is the one below. which is more soft and clear. Both are really easy to blend.

This is a contour eye pencil from Sephora. It’s a waterproof long stay liner. The liner is easy to apply, I have a khaki colour, the n° 17 : Snakeskin Dress. I used it several times and I love it !

This is probably not a favorite but mostly a discovery : it’s a long lasting stick from Kiko. It is used as an eyeshadow.

I am not really good at applying it. I love the taupe colour though. I think I need to try applying it again.

This is the Revlon Colourbust lacquer balm. This is the colour n°105, a sheer pink. I like it because it moisturises the lips and adds a bit of shimmer. It also smells to mint, which is quite interesting and not bad at all. I think I want to try other colours !

On that picture you can see the Sephora liner, the Kiko liner and the Revlon lacquer balm.

A surprise ? I guess it’s not and I bet you already knew I would talk about my new palette from Coastal Scents. I won’t get tired of saying again how much I love these eye shadows !

I did a review about it, you can read it here if you want !

  • Accessories

And finally, I wanted to talk about my Real Techniques’ brushes. I really love them and I already bought online a stippling brush and a retractable lip brush still from real Techniques. They just make my make up routine a very pleasant moment.

I also did an article about these brushes, you can read it here.

My “score” on each product (you can also click on each product to find it online) :

♥ = nice / ♥♥ = good / ♥♥♥ = really good / ♥♥♥♥ = I Love it !

Weleda Body Scrub ♥♥

Noreva Noresun Gradual UV SPF 50+ ♥♥

Estée Lauder Double Wear ♥♥♥♥

M.A.C.  Mineralize Skinfinish Natural ♥♥♥♥

Maybelline Eraser Dark Circles ♥♥♥

Peggy Sage concealer palette ♥♥♥

Maybelline Dream Terra Sun ♥♥♥

Revlon Photoready cream Blush ♥♥♥♥

Make Up For Ever HD Blush ♥♥♥♥

Sephora contour eye pencil ♥♥♥

Kiko long lasting stick ♥

Revlon Colourburst lacquer balm ♥♥♥

Coastal Scents Hot Pots ♥♥♥♥

Real Techniques – Sam’s Picks ♥♥♥♥

Thank you for reading this very long article, I hope you liked it, do not hesitate to comment and tell me if you have tried some of these products and what do you think about them ! I would be glad to know your opinion 🙂

See you !


Products I finished !

Hi there !

Today I want to show you a few products I finished recently. 

  • First of all, I want to talk about the contour cream Foxy Curls from Tigi. I have been using this product for about 9 months. The smell is really sweet (smells to cotton candy). This product is used to control the curls and fight the frizz. It does actually its job : my hair was less frizzy and the curls were well defined, the texture is a bit sticky when we just apply it but it dries fast and the smell stays the whole day.  I don’t buy another one because it’s summer and I feel it’s a bit too heavy at the moment. I think it’s a good product for people who wants to give a nice shape to the curls. I would certainly buy it again but not so soon, I want to try other brands first 😉

You can find Tigi Foxy Curls here

  • I use these days the facial spray from Evian. It’s really good especially when it’s hot, I love to put it a bit in the fridge before using it. I mostly use it when I go out from the shower, I like to refresh my face with natural water, it helps me then to have a very soft and clean skin to then apply my face lotions and creams. I also use it in a different way : There are days when I don’t know how to set my hair properly and when I need to redefine my curls, I like to spray a bit the tips to give a bit of moisture. I wash my hair every 2 days so I can not say my head is dirty, but this is really to humidify and work with the hair. I finished this spray a few days ago and I already started another bottle.

You can find Evian Facial Spray here

  • Some people laugh when I tell them that I use every single day an anti-ageing eye contour cream. They think I am too young : I am 26 years old …  I believe if we don’t want to have wrinkles, we must treat our skin before we start to have some. I have bought a cream from Peggy Sage. It says this one has green tea extract. The tube is 15ml and I used it (morning and night) for about 5 months.  It’s really nice and even though I have a sensitive skin, this one didn’t bring me any allergies. You can see it here but I am not sure where exactly you can find it online, it says you can buy it only in authorized retailers.
  • I give a particular attention to body milks. I use them everyday, just after I take my shower (I take 2 showers a day : morning and night). I tried once a body milk from Korres, it was with Basil and Lemon. I didn’t smell very much to basil but I liked that product very much, so I wanted to try another one from that brand but with a different smell : Bergamot Pear.  It was really smelling to pear. I love the texture of it : it dries quite fast and is not sticky on the skin. The smells stays long time and the skin becomes very soft. I cannot find it in France so I buy it online. I finished this tube in about 2 weeks.It’s really a fresh smell for summer and I would for sure buy it again. I love that brand and if you care about the formula of your cosmetics, you should be happy to know that it has 92.3 % of natural content, with no mineral oil, no petrolatum/paraffin wax, no silicones, no parabens etc…

For Korres Basil & Lemon click here

For Korres Bergamot Pear click here

  • Finally, the last product I finished is the 24hr moisturizing body lotion from Nuxe. I love it ! I haven’t tried many products from Nuxe, but I can say that this one is really amazing. I also used it after the shower (I use one body lotion/milk at a time, I first finished Korres then I used that one). What can I say besides it’s just perfect! It’s with almond and orange flower petals. So the smell is not so strong nor floral at all (I don’t like to smell like a flower bouquet). The smell is relaxing and the skin becomes so soft after using it. The formula is 94% with natural ingredients and no parabens. As soon as I finished it I wanted to try another one from Topicrem (I will talk about it in another post) but I am regreting it very much and I am very impatient to buy that one again.

You can find Nuxe 24hr moisturizing body lotion here

Have you ever tried one of these products ? What do you think about them ?

See you ! xoxo