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June Favourites

I am in love with this season, it is just my favourite time of the year. The sun is shinning, the skin gets darker, the hair gets lighter.   Pure happiness is to sit somewhere watching the sunset and the sea. During this time of the year I don’t use a lot of makeup, but I definitely try to stick to a good skincare and hair routine. I tried a couple of new products and I really loved those ones:

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Face Wash

I bought those two products – L`oreal Skin Expert Pure Clay Illuminating  Cleansing Gel and Garnier Fresh Clarifying Wash with Green Tea. I was really excited to try the first one because I have been using the clay face mask from the same brand. I love both of those face washes and I use them everyday. If you want to read more about them let me know in the comment section down below.

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Take Care of Your Hair 

I got the chance to try out Moroccan Oil Extra Volume Shampoo and Conditioner, and I really like them. They make my hair very soft, smooth and light. I like the smell and the texture isn’t oily or heavy. I want to repurchase the real size products.

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Cute Nails

I got a couple of new nail polishes since now I decided to take a small break from the gel-nail polishes. I really like those coral/ watermelon colours.

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Bronzing powder 

A must-have in my summer makeup bag! This one is from Essence –  Sun Club Matt Bronzing Powder. It is in shade 02 Sunny.

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P.S: Have you tried some of those products? What are your current favourites?

xoxo,

Gabrielle

Garnier Tissue Masks Review

If you have seen my Garnier Haul you know I got two tissue masks – Moisture & Aqua Bomb and Moisture & Freshness  a couple of weeks ago. So I finally got to use both of the face masks! 🙂

Sheet Masks

Tissue Masks are inspired by Asian beauty and they are so popular at the moment. First I heard about those type of masks one year ago, I found Sephora has sheet masks and that is how I tried for a very first time. I really like the idea of the sheet masks because they are so easy to use – just anywhere, any time. Asian sheet masks are usually for a daily use, such as Sephora ones. Garnier Tissues Masks are worth 1 week of hydrating serum, so they are stronger and not for a daily use.

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Garnier Moisture + Aqua Bomb Tissue Mask

The fabric of the mask is 100% natural cellulose fiber tissue so it can soak the hydrating serum and to be easy to place. The serum is worth one week of hydrating which is really a moisture bomb. It contains hyaluronic acid and naturally-derived ingredients. Pomegranate is known as a antioxidant and helps for repairing.

This mask is perfect for dehydrated skin, it is so rich.  I spent one week in Norway and when I came back my skin was quite dry and I felt it dehydrated so I decided to give a try to Garnier Moisture Bomb. My skin felt amazing after trying it. When I removed the mask there was a lot of hydrating serum left and I massaged my face till it absorbs it. On the next day my skin looked amazing! I skipped the day cream because my skin is on the oily side. For once in a while I think this mask is great! I recommend it especially if you have dry skin.

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Garnier Moisture + Freshness Tissue Mask

Apart from the hydrating serum, this mask contains also extract of green tea which is perfect for normal to combination skin types. Green tea also tightens the pores balance the oily skin, it was the main reason I got this mask. It is also free of oils so it is not greasy. The tissue mask has a cooling effect which makes you enjoy it even more. This mask leaves the skin fresher, softer and more hydrated.  I definitely love it too!

The packaging 

The packaging is very pretty – light metallic colours. You can make a gift set with some of the other products of the range. It is also very easy to get it with you on a trip so you can have same relaxing -me – time over your holiday.

The application:

  1. Unfold and place to clean skin.
  2. Remove the blue film.
  3. Leave on for 15 minutes and relax!
  4. Remove the mask and gently massage.

The application is so easy and quick because it doesn’t require rinsing. The tissue mask should be unfold and placed directly on the face which guarantees maximum impact. The skin is able to absorb all the hydrating serum and as a result it will leave the skin looking youthful, smooth, softer and hydrated.

The tissue mask is quite big and for sure it will cover your face as it comes to the eyes, nose and mouth it wasn’t difficult to place the cuts. Once I put the mask on my face it felt a little bit heavy but when you peal off the blue film it feels better. I really like the smell and the feeling while wearing the mask.

After both of the tissue masks my skin was very hydrated, soft and smooth. It looked and felt amazing. I like those masks and I will definitely buy them again.

P.S: Have you tried those masks? What are your thoughts?

xoxo,

Gabrielle

Garnier Haul

Last month I bought a couple of beauty stuff  so I decided to share with you my first impressions in this mini Garnier Haul.

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First thing I got is this gift set containing two products – Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water for sensitive skin and Garnier Essentials Hydrating Care Day Cream. I needed both so it was a great deal for me!

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I already have been using the Micellar Water for the last couple of months but mine finished so I repurchased it.  And I am very happy with it, I have tried some different ones, but so far Garnier`s one is my favourite. It cleans and removes make up and dirt, it leaves my skin fresh and smooth without any extra oils.

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The second part of the small gift set was Garnier Essentials Hydrating Care Day Cream. It is for normal and combination skin. That is my first time using Garnier face cream. I like it because it absorbs very fast in my skin and it smells very good. As a result my skin is hydrated but after a couple of hours it gets a little bit shiny and oily. So I am not sure if I will buy it again.

I also got two face masks – Moisture + Aqua Bomb Tissue Face Mask and Moisture + Freshness Tissue Face Mask.

garnier_xoxogabrielle4Moisture + Aqua Bomb Tissue Face Mask is super hydrating and repulsing. It suppose to hydrates intensively,  replumps and boosts radiance. It contains extract of grenade, hyaluronic acid and hydrating serum, perfect for dehydrated skin.

Moisture + Freshness Tissue Face Mask is super hydrating and purifying. This one hydrates intensively, refreshes and tightens pores. The extract of green tea, hyaluronic acid and hydrating serum makes are suitable for normal to combination skin types.

Those two I haven’t tried yet but as soon as I do, I will do a review on them, so stay tuned!

P.S: Have you tried some go those products? Do you have any new beauty favourites?

xoxo,

Gabrielle

L`Oreal Detox & Brighten Pure Clay Mask Review

One of the best drugstore brands you can get your hands on is L`Oreal. The quality of their products is amazing, the packaging is always very pretty and they are very affordable. So in this post I will share my latest love – L`Oreal Detox Pure Clay Mask.

 L`Oreals Pure Clay Masks are three:

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One is detox & brighten mask, one is exfoliating & refining and the other one is purify & mattify mask.

My favourite face mask lately  is L`Oreal Detox & Brighten Pure Clay Mask (the black mask).  I haven’t try the other two but I will definitely give them a try.

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First, lets talk about the packaging.. The mask comes in a glass jar with very pretty white-green top. It looks very luxurious and expensive. Here in Italy you can find it in every drugstore and it costs between 10-12 euro. You can find it also here : L`Oreal Online. The price is good, considering it is 50ml and it is very good quality.

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Ingredients

All three masks contain 3 pure clays: Kaolin, Montmorillonite and Ghassoul. They are suitable for all skin types.

  • Kaolin is a highly effective natural clay, known to absorb impurities and excess sebum;
  • Montmorillonite – rich in minerals, a clay recognised for helping to eliminate imperfections;
  • Ghassoul is a pure clay, highly concentrated in minerals,  renowned to help clarify complexion. Instant and lasting, visible results . Immediately after the use the skin is purer and clearer. After one week: the skin feels fresher, and more luminous, skin can breathe and is visibly transformed.

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Application

You need to apply an even layer on clean and dry skin. I have been loving the smell, it is amazing – very fresh and clean. But for some people it can be too strong. The mask is very thick, the consistency is heavy and creamy but the application is easy and it absorbs very quick into the skin.

After applying leave for 10-15 minutes, the mask dries quite fast but even if you leave it for a little bit longer it still washes off easily. L`Oreal recommend to use it 3 times a week, I use it 1-2 times a week.

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I think this mask is very good for people with oily skin, struggling with blackheads and acne. My skin is oily and I really like it. It makes it clearer, brighter and softer, doesn’t dry out and doesn’t leave “the stretched” feeling. I would love to try the other two as well.

P.S: Have you tried any of L`Oreal Pure Clay Masks? Do you have another favourite face masks? 

xoxo,

Gabrielle

 

Herborist Discovery Kit Review

One of my most recent beauty buys was Herborist Discovery Kit from Sephora. I bought it three weeks ago, since I have been using it.

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My skin is oily and I have some difficulties in finding nice suitable products, so while I was in Sephora I asked for some recommendation, so I got the answer that Herborist may be the perfect range for my skin. And of course I was very curious to try it.

Herborist is the only Chinese brand which you can buy in Sephora, their products are oriented around the idea of using natural ingredients and Chinese methodology.

“Herborist is the first modern skin care brand based on traditional Chinese medicine.”

First, let me say that the packaging was very nice and pretty. I like the idea of the set.

Herborist Discovery kit contains the following products:

  • T’ai Chi Mask (30 g x 2)
  • Revitalizing & Firming Eye Cream (5 g)
  • Revitalizing & Firming Day Cream (15 g)

You can find it here: Herborist Official Site or in Sephora: Sephora Online

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Tai Chi Black Mask

The black mask is Yin. Formulated with a host of active herbal ingredients such as Red Peony, Bamboo Charcoal and Ginkgo Biloba, it rids the skin of impurities—dead cells, makeup residue, excess sebum. A mask without grains, it gently purifies without irritating, leaving you with perfectly cleansed skin.*

You have to use the black mask first. It contains Red Peony, Bamboo Charcoal and Ginkgo Biloba, it is a deep cleanser and removes the impurities from inside of the pores and gently purify the skin.  I can’t really say that is better than other face masks. It implies easily and the smell is good. It leaves the skin fresher. After 5-6 minutes when you wash your face, it is time to apply the second mask.

Tai Chi White Mask

The white mask is Yang. It nourishes and soothes your skin like a caress. Boasting at least ten active herbal ingredients including White Peony, it leaves your skin soft and restores its radiance.*

The white mask soothers and softens the skin, and it helps the shrinking of the pores. After applying it has to stay around 10 minutes, and be rinsed with warm water. I personally use a small towel with warm water to remove my face masks. After using both of the masks, I felt my skin softer and cleaner.

Revitalizing and Firming Day Cream

A creamy daytime moisturizer that delivers elasticity and softness to skin as it protects from the damaging effects of daily exposure to sun and pollution.Revitalizing & Firming Day Cream delivers total antiaging skin care that firms the skin and smooths the appearance of wrinkles. With a nourishing, quick-absorbing texture and a fresh scent, it boasts active, herbal ingredients for rejuvenated, radiant skin.*

The face cream, I have been using everyday and I love it. That is the part of the set I am most excited about.. It is moisturising and it absorbs very good and fast in my skin. It doesn’t leave any extra oil or shine. When I apply my make up, my face stays mat for the rest of the day, which is a miracle in my case. Usually I get shiny and oily after couple of hours, especially on my forehead and my nose, but with Herborist face cream I don’t have this kind of problems.

Eye Cream

3-in-1 skincare that targets wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness, while being gentle on the fragile skin around the eye. Comprehensive skincare that targets the 3 main concerns of the eye area: wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness. Its gentle, creamy texture boasts a potent trio of herbs that deliver anti-aging action: Rhodiola Sacra, Ganoderma Lucidum and Fragrant Solomon’s Seal. Wrinkles and fine lines are smoothed, puffiness and signs of fatigue are diminished, restoring all the vibrancy to your eyes!*

My second favourite item in this set! It is very light and it absorbs very good. I really like it, my skin feels much better and moisturised after it.

In conclusion, I really like the set. It is nice and very affordable. The quality is excellent and it definitely worth the try. I would like to buy in real size the Revitalizing and Firming Day Cream and to try some other products of Herborist.

P.S: If you have been using it, please let me know your thoughts in the comment section down below. Also I would love to try out your favourites!

*Information from Herborist website and Sephora website.

xoxo,

Gabrielle

Sephora Sheet Masks Review

Most probably one of the most famous face masks! Inspired by Asian beauty sheet masks, Sephora combines active ingredients and fine textile. Everybody are talking about it and I haven’t heard a bad opinion so far. So out of curiosity I decided to try one of Sephora Sheet Masks.

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There are 8 different masks in this collection, each one is with different ingredients for specific skin type:

Avocado Face Mask: Nurtures and supports healthy skin by offering intense nutrition and relieving sensitive areas.
Green Tea Face Mask: Mattifies and purifies to soothe skin, minimize shine, and reduce the appearance of outbreaks.
Pomegranate Mask: Awakens, energizes, and tones the skin for a fresh appearance.
Algae Face Mask: Detoxifies the skin to get rid of impurities that cause dullness for a fresh, radiant complexion.

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Orchid Face Mask: Moisturizes and evens skintone to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and other signs of aging.
Lotus Face Mask: Locks in water to reduce the signs of fatigue and strain for a stress-free and rested appearance.
Pearl Face Mask: Perfects and brightens with natural-origin pearl to create high luminosity and visibly minimize irregularities.
Rose Face Mask: Provides deep moisture and brightening properties through natural rose extract.

I picked up Green Tea Mask because my skin is oily.

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How to apply?

  1. Clean you face and let it dry.
  2. Unfold the mask and peel the extra film.
  3. Leave for 15 minutes.
  4. Massage to absorb and there is no need to rinse.

Sounds very easy! And it was. It is super easy so apply and definitely it is way better than regular masks.

How do I feel?

Before applying I have to admit I had some doubts it will make a difference from the very first time. But surprisingly it did! It smells very nice and in the begging it feels a little bit strange but then it gets nice almost like you are in a real SPA. But I am not going to lie.. it looks ..hm something in between awkward and terrifying.. but luckily I was by myself when I tried it!

Any results?

My skin feels and looks so much better – cleaner and fresher. I just love it.

Do I think to try it again?

Definitely! Can`t wait to go to Sephora so I can try also some of other type.

You can find Sephora Collection Sheet Masks here:

http://www.sephora.com/face-mask-P407006?skuId=1764984&icid2=products%20grid%3Ap407006

P.S: If you have tried some of Sephora Sheet Masks or you have another favourite one, please let me know in the comment section down below.

xoxo,

Gabrielle