Clarins Radiance Plus Golden Glow Booster

Thursday, 10 April 2014

I have to admit that when it comes to self tanning I am normally not that into slapping on some cream or mousse and smelling a bit odd just for the sake of looking tanned. I normally just reach for my bronzer and I am good to go. But coming into spring this year and looking the pastiest I have been in a long time, I wanted something different that would help inject a little bit of life back into my face.

First time I heard about the Clarins Radiance Plus Golden Glow Booster was over on Ghostparties. Kate was saying that she, like me never fake tans but liked this because it gave her a natural boots to her complexion and that most of the Clarins tanning products never leave you orange but give you that just back from your holiday glow! That's how she convinced me to go and get it too.

And I am happy I did! The way this self tanner works is by adding 1-2 drops to your daily moisturizer, mix it together in the palm of your hands and then apply to your face like any normal moisturizer.
The best thing about using a glow concentrate like this is that its up to you how much tan you want to have on your face, I started of with 2 drops a day and quickly got to see some good results and now only use 1 drop to keep my complexion.
And the other good thing is that I can use it with any moisturizer I like. If you have sensitive skin like me, it can be difficult to find a tanning lotion that is sensitive enough to put on your face. With this you need not to worry if it can break you out as you still use your regular moisturizer that works for your skin - and with this there is no orange tinge insight.

It comes in a small 15ml bottle that I am sure will last me well enough until next summer and as I only be using it for summer. As for the smell, well it does have a little bit of fake tan smell to it but nothing like other people would pick up on. Most likely even you won't even smell it most of the time!

To me this is a fabulous unique product that I really urge you to try if you like me want to get a little bit of glow into your skin and look like you been super healthy! Who doesn't want that for Summer?!


Skincare And Make Up Haul

Monday, 7 April 2014

March was the month of my birthday and what is a girl suppose to do when she gets some birthday money? Go shopping, right! So I thought I would show you what I got this last month instead of doing a monthly favourite roundup as not much has changed there.

First up is the Clarins HydraQuench Cream a daily moisturizer that as the name suggests, promises to keep your skin hydated throughout the day. I wasn't meant to buy this new moisturizer as I still have one on the go but lately I can not go to town without stopping by on a Clarins counter.

And that brings me on to my next buy the Clarins Radiance Plus Golden Glow Booster. The lady at the counter told me casually that clarins has won many awards lately for their tanning products and me having heard only praises for this face tanner had to give in and try it out for myself. You are meant to put a little drop of this into your daily moisturizer and it will gradually give you a natural glow or two drops if you like your tan more intense.

Last one on the skincare agenda is the Ren Claryfying Toner for combination skin. Another toner with exfoliating properties. This is the kind of toners that I like at the moment as they seem to keep my skin in check!

On to make up next and as you can see I have been developing a love for soft pink lipsticks, instead of buying just one I had to have three and all of them are from Revlon. The first two are the Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm in110 Croquette and 210 Unapologetic (matte). The matte version s quite intense and I can see myself reaching for it on a night out where as the glossy balm is more of an everyday lippy!
The third one of the bunch is Revlons Colourstay Ultimate Suede lipstick in the colour 020 Front Row. Now this lipstick I am still kind of on the fence about because when I bought it I absolutely loved the colour ( it was exactly what I had in mind colour wise) but this lipsticks looks for some reason not that great on. It tends to stick to any dry bits and starts looking a bit odd after a while. What a shame!! I hate when you have high hopes for a product and then lets you down!

But this did definitely not happen with the new mascara that I bought that same day. I am talking about the famous Maybelline Falsies Mascara. Until now I never really got my hands on this mascara but I can see it become a firm favourite in my collection and why everybody else is been going on about it. It has the perfect consistency (not too wet or dry) and the brush makes applying mascara a dream.

Well that's it for now. This last month I did go a bit on a spender and will have to restrain form buying anything new for a while. This often happens to me, one month I am super good and then the next everything goes out of the window, UPS!


Dolce Dolce

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Dolce (or Dolce Dolce as Carrie from Sex And The City would say) is the new perfume from Dolce and Gabana and was given to me by my lovely husband as a birthday present last month.

When I first got to smell this perfume I have to say that I wasn't that impressed with the fragrance as it smelt of something I have smelt before and when a top designer comes out with a new fragrance you would expect a perfume that is new and exciting, right. I normally get curious and think of scents that I have never smelt before.
Maybe its because of its top note of Neroli leaves which can be found it quite a few perfumes these days for its fresh yet sweet fragrance.

But non the less this is a beautiful perfume that shouts elegance and beauty. Dominico Dolce describes this as a picture he carries with him of Sicily and he wanted to capture this in a delicate fragrance. A memory of tradition and emotion in all its freshness, elegance and youthfulness.
And if you watch the Campaign you can truly see that he got that right. He captured the spirit of this Sicilian girl perfectly, her walking though an orchard full of orange trees and with beautiful flowers in the background on a lovely hot midsummer day. That's exactly what I think of when I dream about Sicily.

Anyway I am glad my husband gave me this perfume as this will be my scent for the summer and there is nothing more beautiful that coming back to a fragrance and remembering a lovely time you have had.