Sunday, 26 August 2012

Caudalie Thirst Quenching Serum

The more Caudalie products I try, the more I fall in love with the brand!
My mum got me this when she was away and my first reaction was a bit sceptical because it seems like a product suited for a drier skin. However, after using it for about a week I'm positively sure that it's one of the best things my skin has tried - I'm actually starting to think it could have been a little dehydrated before.
I've been using it instead of a moisturiser (before going to bed only) so I can see clearer results and I find it's enough on it's own. The very first day my skin felt ... well, like it's not really my skin. Definitely hydrated, soft and calm. It has totally transformed my skin and I think it's worth every single penny of the £29 it costs. 

The serum is quite liquidy but a little goes a loong way - one spritz is enough for my whole face and half my neck. It sinks in quite quick but I prefer to give it some extra time before I wipe my face with the pillow and I'd definitely suggest waiting before applying another product on top.
I honestly think it's one of the best things your dry, dehydrated (and even combination-oily skin like mine) skin could try.
And of course it's organic and has no parabens which is always good and for me personally is a big selling point.
Have you tried the serum? I'd love to hear what you think! :)

Thursday, 23 August 2012

The Avene cleanse

After falling in love with Avenes' Thermal Water I decided that the rest of their skincare is something I definitely shouldn't miss out on. I've had a bad experience with their cosmetics when I was 15-16 so I've been ignoring them on purpose but since my skin has changed so much since then giving it a second chance seems the right thing to do.
So after less than 10 minutes in the pharmacy I walked out with a gel-cleanser and a no-rinse make-up remover.
I've been using them both for about 15 days now so I can honestly say that my skin loved then and I'm happy to be using them! 

Extremely gentle cleanser

no-rinse tissue-off formula 
sensitive and irritated skin

This is amazing! And what I mean by that is I've never liked the idea of a no-rinse cleanser. I just feel the need to take everything off of my face before going to bed and leaving the possible remains of make-up and a greasy dissolving substance on it just won't do. This is why I'm more of a gel+water-cleanser kinda gal. However, this leaves my skin so soft, hydrated and feeling clean that I have to admit - there have been a few nights I've applied my night moisturiser straight after and went to bed without involving water in the process. It's very gentle to my sensitive skin and it feels very soft on the eyes. I have tried it with heavy make-up and it does a great job. Plus, a little goes a long way. I honestly can't say anything bad about this and would recommend it anytime!

Gentle gel cleanser

rinse-off formula
for normal to combination sensitive skin

As much as I love what it does to my skin it was a bit weird getting used to this cleanser in the beginning. According to the packaging you only need moist fingers to apply it on dry skin, which was new to me - I love splashing water onto my face and I kind of miss it while cleansing. However, it does give better results when applied on dry make-up so I just went with it. That aside, it leaves my pores clean and my skin very soft. I've been using it morning and evening for about two weeks now and I'm positively sure it has made my pores smaller and my skin better looking. It doesn't foam at all, I'd say a lot of the products sinks into the skin but it leaves a nice feeling and it gets rid of make-up quite quick. I'm a bit disappointed as I go through 2-3 spirits a use, which leaves me thinking it won't last a long time but we'll see how that goes. It's a very simple cleanser - easy to wash off your face, does what it says on the bottle and is very soothing to irritated skin. Hopefully I'm wrong for the 'finishing quick' bit because I'd love to buy it again but I'm not sure if it would be worth the money.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Blue in the afternoon

Dalek Top - DIY
Shorts - Promod
Bag - Mischa Barton
Bracelet - it's a gift bought from a gallery so it's a unique handmade piece
Shoes - I've no idea! I got them while I was on my road trip, they were really cheap and I don't expect them to last a long time but I love the colour

Saturday, 18 August 2012

When classic became avant-garde

Here's the thing about me: I hate red. I've always hated the colour and haven't worn it since I started picking my own clothes which I've been doing for, lets face it - quite some time now.
However, my birthday was about a week ago and I got this very feminine red Miss Sixty top from my cousin. Which seemed very ironic to me since there are hardly any people that don't know about me, red and how we don't go together.
I decided to make it a big exception and wear the thing since, as much as it hurts me to say it - I actually like myself wearing it.
So hear it is - the red top - dark denim - silver accents - outfit which made me feel like the most exotic thing walking down the street while fitting in completely. 

And yes, I still have nothing good to say about the colour but I'm taking it as a challenge to style it in the most untypical ways from now on. And I'm thinking light lime yellow!

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