Review | Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector in 03 My Pink

While everyone’s raving about the new Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil I decided to review one of the other lip products from the brand’s new spring 2015 collection: the Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector. Take a look!

Review (Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector in 03 My Pink) (1)The Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector is described as a highlighter for the lips and is a hybrid between make-up and lip care. The formula contains mango and shea butter to protect and nourish the lips while special ‘3D Radiance’ pigments add light and radiance. The result? A perfectly moisturized smooth plump pout!

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03 My Pink is a soft baby pink with a lovely sheen. Because the color is so sheer it’s great for everyday wear and it’s the perfect shade for a subtle my-lips-but-better effect with plenty of shine. I like that 03 My Pink adds some light and freshness to my face without grabbing too much attention. So pretty!

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The texture of the Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector is incredibly soft and smooth, the formula keeps my lips hydrated for hours and the subtle sweet candy scent smells absolutely divine.

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Bottom line? This is a great little tinted lip balm and gals who are into subtle natural-looking lip products will really love the Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector. Two thumbs up! And a toe!

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The Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector is available in six shades and retails for 30 CHF.

Have you tried anything from the new Clarins spring 2015 collection yet? What is your first impression of the Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector in 03 My Pink?

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Review | Estée Lauder Revitalizing Supreme Global Anti-Aging Mask Boost & Estée Lauder Resilience Lift Restorative Radiance Oil

‘Oh my gosh, I’m in pain just looking at your face!’ That’s what one of the hosts at the Estée Lauder event said to me back in February. Not exactly what you want to hear from a beauty expert. But she was right. Winter has not been kind to me and my skin has become severely dehydrated. A few hours into my day it starts to feel extremely tight and uncomfortable. It’s almost like my skin has shrunk. Sometimes when I smile it feels like my skin is about to rip, it’s really that bad.

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Lucky for me I was introduced to two new products at the event that might help soothe my thirsty skin. The first new product is the Estée Lauder Resilience Lift Restorative Radiance Oil, a brand new face oil with coconut oil, avocado oil and olive oil created to soften, smoothen and illuminate dry, tired and dull-looking skin.

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The Estée Lauder Resilience Lift Restorative Radiance Oil comes in a beautiful sheer pink glass bottle with a dropper, is clear and has a very runny texture. It doesn’t really feel like an oil, it is that light. I use two to three drops of the oil twice a day after cleansing and before moisturizing, plus during the day whenever my skin starts to feel tight and uncomfortable. As long as I don’t use more than two drops the oil doesn’t mess up my make-up and it immediately makes my skin feel more supple.

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The second new product that I was introduced to is the Estée Lauder Revitalizing Supreme Global Anti-Aging Mask Boost, a new anti-aging mask with repairing and moisturizing ingredients such as sea lavender, hyaluronic acid, sun flower seed oil and cucumber created to revitalize, hydrate and protect all skin types.

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The Estée Lauder Revitalizing Supreme Global Anti-Aging Mask Boost comes in a big 75 ml squeeze tube, is pale pink and has a thick luxurious texture. The idea is to apply the mask three times a week by leaving it on for five minutes before taking off the excess product with a tissue. My skin however has become so severely hydrated that it pretty much soaks up the whole mask. Yeah. I know. I cannot stress enough how bad the situation is.

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I’ve been using the Estée Lauder Resilience Lift Restorative Radiance Oil and the Estée Lauder Revitalizing Supreme Global Anti-Aging Mask Boost for almost three weeks now and while my skin is still feeling thirsty there is definitely some improvement. I was told that it would be a slow process to get my skin back to normal, but as long as I am seeing progress and have something to soothe my skin in the meantime I’m happy. At least we’re moving forward. My plan now is to continue to use both products and then hopefully I’ll eventually get my old skin back. Fingers crossed!

The Estée Lauder Resilience Lift Restorative Radiance Oil and the Estée Lauder Revitalizing Supreme Global Anti-Aging Mask Boost are available for 100 and 108 CHF.

Have you tried either of these two new Estée Lauder products yet? What do you do to relieve thirsty winter skin?

P.S.: I finally published my very first Instagram photo yesterday! I’d love it if you followed me!

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Review | Covergirl Outlast All-Day Lipcolor in Natural Blush & Cherry Cordial

Back in 2012 (woah, prehistoric times!) I wrote my very first review on the Covergirl Outlast All-Day Lipcolor and today I’m doing it again for two new shades that were recently added to the range: Natural Blush and Cherry Cordial. Take a look!

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Natural Blush (left) & Cherry Cordial (right)

The Covergirl Outlast All-Day Lipcolor is a semi-permanent lip color that claims to stay put for up to 24 hours. The idea is to first apply the all-day colorcoat followed by the moisturizing top coat. Natural Blush is a brown shade with a slight rosy hue and Cherry Cordial is a shimmery pink shade.

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Natural Blush

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Cherry Cordial

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moisturizing top coat

Like I said before, these aren’t my first Covergirl Outlast All-Day Lipcolors, so I knew what to expect. The all-day colorcoat is extremely fast-drying and once it sets it doesn’t budge anymore. I won’t lie, the colorcoat alone doesn’t feel very comfortable on your lips. It’s feels very dry and very tight. But that’s where the moisturizing top coat comes in. It adds moisture and shine and takes away all the tightness and discomfort.

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Natural Blush (left) & Cherry Cordial (right)

And in terms of longevity the new Covergirl Outlast All-Day Lipcolors are just as amazeballs as the ones I tried back in 2012! When applied first thing in the morning, Natural Blush and Cherry Cordial still look fantastic by mid-day. And even after lunch, an afternoon snack and dinner the colors still look pretty good. They barely transfer and after 12 hours there is minimal fading, minimal creasing and no feathering whatsoever.

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Natural Blush (taken at noon, right after lunch)

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Cherry Cordial (taken in the morning, right after breakfast)

Bottom line? If you are looking for a lip color that will stay put all day long, this is it. Just make sure you keep the moisturizing top coat in your bag for when your lips start to feel dry – they will, trust me –  and you’ll be fine. This is definitely one of Covergirl’s top products, I remain a fan!

The Covergirl Outlast All-Day Lipcolor in Natural Blush and Cherry are available at Migros for 17.90 CHF.

Have you tried the Covergirl Outlast All-Day Lipcolor yet? What do you think of Natural Blush and Cherry Cordial?

P.S.: Remember this review on the Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation? It is now also available in Buff Beige and Soft Honey!

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Review | Vichy Ideal Body Serum-milk

Earlier this month Vichy launched the brand new Ideal Body range and today I’m reviewing one of the products from the collection: the Vichy Ideal Body Serum-milk. Take a look!

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The Vichy Ideal Body Serum-milk comes in a pale pink 200 ml bottle, is white with a slight pink hue and has a hybrid formula that lies somewhere between a milk and a serum. The texture is fairly runny, feels velvety soft and is extremely light. I quite like it. The product spreads out easily, gets absorbed really fast and leaves a soft non-sticky amber-scented veil on my skin.

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The Vichy Ideal Body Serum-milk contains LHA – also known as a beta-lipohydroxi acid – that acts as an exfoliating agent plus ten fundamental oils that promise to nourish and even out the skin and to improve the skin’s firmness and elasticity.

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I’ve been using the Vichy Ideal Body Serum-milk daily for a little over three weeks now and my skin feels really great. I don’t think it looks any more even and it doesn’t feel any firmer, but it definitely feels supple and moisturized. And the effect lasts all day long. Vichy > winter!

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Bottom line? The Vichy Ideal Body Serum-milk is a wonderful nourishing and softening body care product. It’s obviously great for winter, but I can also see myself using this any other time of the year. The Vichy Ideal Body Serum-milk definitely gets my stamp of approval!

The Vichy Ideal Body Serum-milk retails for 25 CHF (200 ml) and 35 CHF (400 ml).

What is your first impression of the Vichy Ideal Body Serum-milk? Have you picked up anything from the new Ideal Body range yet?

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Recent rebuys | Coola Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 Natural BB Cream & Coola Liplux SPF 30

I discovered the brand Coola back in the spring of 2014 and I’ve been hooked on their products ever since. It took me almost a year, but I finally managed to use up all my Coola sunscreen products and that is why earlier this month I decided to repurchase two of my absolute favorites from the Coola range: the Coola Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 Natural BB Cream and the Coola Liplux SPF 30.

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The reason I decided to rebuy the Coola Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 Natural BB Cream is because it functions not only as a sunscreen but also as a BB cream. The slightly tinted formula makes my skin look just a little bit more even and the matte finish keeps shine at bay very well. I love it. Plus it’s also great for outdoor activities. I mean, you never know who you might run into while working out or being out doing something active, right? … What? It could happen!

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And the Coola Liplux SPF 30 I repurchased because it offers SPF 30 and also moisturizes my lips extremely well. It was my go-to lip balm during my Greece holiday last summer and now it’s my partner in crime when I am out on the slopes. I really have nothing but love for this lip balm!

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wearing only the Natural BB Cream and some blush on my face & the Liplux on my lips

The Coola Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 Natural BB Cream and the Coola Liplux SPF 30 are available in the Coola online store for 44 and 15 CHF.

Have you tried anything from Coola yet? What was the last product that you decided to repurchase?

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