Review | Vichy Cellu Destock Overnight & Vichy Normaderm BB Clear

This summer Vichy is helping me get beach ready from head to toe with the brand new Cellu Destock Overnight and Normaderm BB Clear. Take a look!

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Vichy Cellu Destock Overnight

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The Vichy Cellu Destock Overnight is an overnight slimming body cream with 5% pure caffeine as well as a special Adipostim complex extracted from yams root, horse chestnut and ginger to firm and smooth the skin and help the body to get rid of cellulite and fat deposits under the skin.

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The Vichy Cellu Destock Overnight comes in a blue 200 ml tube and has a pale blue gel-like texture that is easy to spread out and massage into the skin. The idea is to use the Vichy Cellu Destock Overnight every night before bed in order to override the body’s natural fat burning process and help it to get rid of stubborn cellulite and excess fat by stimulating the fat-burning hormone adiponectin. This override system is particularly interesting for those of us with bad sleeping habits, because according to research short nights and irregular sleeping patterns can impact the body’s ability to burn fat and can lead to a 5 kilogram weight gain per year. Eek! I’m the worst sleeper ever, so it’s good that I can rely on Vichy to kick my fat-burning hormones back into action.
*seriously, this is me most nights

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I’ve been using the Vichy Cellu Destock Overnight for a little over a month now and I can definitely tell that the skin on my legs and bum has become a bit firmer and smoother. All that eating and drinking last month didn’t do my body any good, but thanks to Vichy I’m now confident that I can undo some of the damage in a fairly short period of time. I’m not saying that a cream can make someone go from a size 14 to a size 4 overnight, but I definitely believe that using the right body care can help in fine-tuning your body and getting beach ready. Provided of course that you also eat healthy and exercise on a regular basis.

Vichy Normaderm BB Clear

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According to Vichy eight in ten adult women still struggle with acne and guess what, yours truly is definitely one of those eight unfortunate women. I’m telling you, I should be named president of the Adult Acne club, it gets that bad sometimes. But fortunately Vichy has now launched a special BB cream that not only evens out the skin by covering blemishes and hiding redness but also uses a high concentration of salicylic acid and zinc to actively target acne.

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The Vichy Normaderm BB Clear comes in a pale green 40 ml squeeze tube, contains SPF 16 and comes in two shades of which I have Medium. Despite its light liquid texture the Vichy Normaderm BB Clear offers good buildable coverage and a lovely matte-but-not-flat finish that helps control oil and shine.

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I’ve been wearing the Vichy Normaderm BB Clear on and off for several weeks now and my skin has definitely calmed down a bit about compared to last month. Then again, a big part of my breakouts are hormonal and stress-related, so it’s always hard to tell how well anti-acne products really work for me. That said, I’m very impressed by the Vichy Normaderm BB Clear and I’d definitely recommend it to fellow members of the adult acne club. And the rest of you flawless smooth-skinned b*tches can go screw yourselves.

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a pea-sized drop

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spread out

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blended

The Vichy Cellu Destock Overnight and the Vichy Normaderm BB Clear retail for 47 and 27 CHF.

What do you think of these two new Vichy releases? Do you suffer from cellulite and/or adult acne?

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Review | e.l.f. Mineral Lipstick in Pouty Petal & Party Pink

My past experiences with the mineral lip products from e.l.f. have always been great, so I had very high hopes when I ordered Pouty Petal and Party Pink back in March. Time to find out whether the two shades managed to live up to my expectations!

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The e.l.f. Mineral Lipsticks are 100% natural and fragrance-free and have a wonderfully creamy texture that is super smooth and moisturizing thanks to all the natural oils in the formula.

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Pouty Petal (left) & Party Pink (left)

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Pouty Petal (left) & Party Pink (left)

Pouty Petal is a medium neutral pink and Party Pink is a slightly lighter and warmer pink. Both shades are great my-lips-but-better shades and are wonderful everyday lip colors. As you know I’m a big fan of subtle lips colors that add a pop of color to my overall look without being too overpowering, so I’m absolutely thrilled with Pouty Petal and Party Pink.

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Pouty Petal

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Party Pink

The e.l.f. Mineral Lipstick in Pouty Petal and Party Pink is available in the e.l.f. online store** for 5 euro.

Have you tried the e.l.f. Mineral Lipsticks yet? What do you think of Pouty Petal and Party Pink?

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Review | Ziaja Natural Olive Regenerating Shampoo, Conditioner & Hair Mask

About a year ago I tried my very first products from Ziaja and one of the products that I tried back then was the Ziaja Natural Olive Body Butter. Thing is, I actually don’t like olives. At all. I don’t like the way they taste, I don’t like how they feel in my mouth and I don’t like the way they smell. I’m the girl who picks the olives off her pizza and flicks them in your plate and doesn’t understand why on earth everyone’s fighting over that disgusting poo-like-looking bowl of olive tapenade. Needless to say I was very pleasantly surprised when the Ziaja Natural Olive Body Butter turned out to be such a hit for me. So pleasantly surprised even that I decided to try the whole Ziaja Natural Olive hair care line as well. Take a look!

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Ziaja Natural Olive Regenerating Shampoo

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Ziaja Natural Olive Regenerating Conditioner

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Ziaja Natural Olive Regenerating Hair Mask

The Ziaja Natural Olive hair care products all contain olive oil either in the form of sodium olivamphoacetate or olive fruit oil and have a very light, pleasant and surprisingly non-olive-y* smell. The shampoo and conditioner are both very light and even the mask is on the runny side. And that’s great, because that way the products nourish my hair without weighing it down or making it greasy.
* totally a word

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Ziaja Natural Olive Regenerating Conditioner

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Ziaja Natural Olive Regenerating Hair Mask

I’ve been using the Ziaja Natural Olive Regenerating Shampoo, Conditioner and Hair Mask twice a week for a little over a month now and my hair is looking and feeling pretty good. Back in April I got into some serious hair trouble when my wedding hair trial went a bit wrong – a LOT of hair was ripped out and broken off – but my hair seems to be recovering nicely. The Ziaja Natural Olive hair care products obviously can’t bring back all the hair that was lost in the Wedding Hair Slaughtering, but what’s left is looking and feeling healthy and shiny, so there’s hope.

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Ziaja Natural Olive Regenerating Hair Mask

The Ziaja Natural Olive Regenerating Shampoo, Conditioner and Hair Mask are available in the Ziaja store and in the Ziaja web shop for respectively 3.49 euro, 2.99 euro and 3.49 euro.

Have you tried anything from Ziaja yet? Do you like beauty products with olive oil?

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Review | MAC Wash & Dry Permanent Press Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow, Matte Bronze Bronzing Powder & Domestic Diva Lipglass

The new MAC spring and summer collections have been sprouting like mushrooms and one of the brand’s latest launches is the MAC Wash & Dry Collection, a range of eye-catching make-up products with laundromat-themed* names in a very cute packaging. Take a look!
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Told you the packaging was cute. And very summery, too. From the collection I got the MAC Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow in Permanent Press, a neutral eyeshadow trio with a pearl finish, the MAC Bronzing Powder in Matte Bronze, a warm chocolatey bronzing powder, and the MAC Lipglass in Domestic Diva, a shimmery warm pink.

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MAC limited editions are often hit and miss, but the three products that I got are absolute hits. The MAC Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow in Permanent Press is a great everyday trio and the smooth blendable texture is a dream to work with. The shades aren’t super intense, but if a quick and easy wash of color is what you’re going for Permanent Press is a great choice.

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The MAC Bronzing Powder in Matte Bronze makes a wonderful little bronzer and gives my face a very natural-looking sun-kissed touch. I love how it adds color and warmth to my face without looking all Geordie Shore.

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And the MAC Lipglass in Domestic Diva is the prime example of what a good lip gloss should be: comfortable, light and super glossy. And preeeetty!

On to the look!

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Looks pretty summery, huh? I like it! What do you think?

In Switzerland the MAC Wash & Dry Collection is available at all MAC counters and in the MAC online store. The MAC Permanent Press Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadows retail for 36 CHF, the MAC Matte Bronze Bronzing Powder retails for 37 CHF and the MAC Domestic Diva Lipglass retails for 29 CHF.

Have you picked up anything from the new MAC Wash & Dry Collection yet? Which of these three products do you most like the look of?

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