Wednesday, 24 August 2016

TALIKA: Photo-Hydra Serum





As mentioned in a previous blogpost (here) I’ll give you an honest review of my experience with the Talika PHOTO-HYDRA SERUM.

What should the product do according to the website?

PHOTO-HYDRA SERUM is the 1st serum to use energy from natural light to delve deep into skin and moisturize it. Suffused in HYDRA-PHOTO BEAUTY® and hyaluronic acid, this hyper concentrated formula creates an effective water reservoir both between and inside cells. The hydration level is optimal. 
Results: After 3 days , +86% deep hydration (dermis)* The skin is immediately and intensely refreshed, replumped and beautified. *ex-vivo test on 8 subjects
 
As the name already says Photo-Hydra Serum is a serum, so you only need a tiny bit under your day cream. The 30ml bottle will keep you going for a long time!
 

 
 
It’s a very light substance that soaks in the skin immediate. You apply it in the morning on a thoroughly cleansed face, neck and décollté before your day cream. After 4 days I can say that I discovered a more glowy undertone (not greasy!) in my normally dehydrated skin. Another effect I've noticed since using this product is that my skin looks plumped and bright in the morning. This definitely is a product I would recommend for people with dehydrated skin and even for people with normal skin. I have no idea how it will turnout for someone with oily skin.
You'll start your day with a super healthy & bright look.
I would like to test it with the Photo-Hydrate day cream, just to receive the optimal effect, I do think I’ll make a trip to the pharmacy one of these days and pick that one up!

Note this does not take care of any fine lines or wrinkles, it’s a serum that will make your skin look brighter and plumped.
All in all I give this product an 7,5/10 as a serum and can’t wait to try some other products of this Talika skincare line.

Talika Photo Hydra Serum retails for € 49 and is available in your local pharmacy or online.

Do you use any Talika products?

XO S.
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Friday, 12 August 2016

Jump Jump Jump


 
No I'm not going to jump out of a plane but I am wearing my newest Jumpsuit from Pedro Del Hierro. I never really "liked" jumpsuits, as I am petite and they always seem to have the wrong proportions. Or is it because I have a difficult body shape?  Jumpsuits keep poppin up everywhere, so I couldn't stay behind. I was lucky and found this gorgeous piece on sale!


 
 
Unfortunately this particular piece is sold out everywhere, even online. I did find some similar ones here.
 


If you like to wear a jumpsuit, but aren't sure if it will fit you, keep trying them on! Before this one I'd think I've tried a dozen of jumpsuits and non of them fitted untill this one! So don't give up ;-)

 
Shop this complete look at the bottem of this post!







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Jumpsuit - Pedro Del Hierro (Similar here) / Sandals - YSL Tribal / Clutch - YSL (old - similar here) / Sunglasses - Dior (borrowed from a friend)

Do you often wear a jumpsuit?

XO S.
 
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Monday, 8 August 2016

BLOGGER MAIL



A couple of weeks ago I received a large box with several different beauty items. Needless to say I started testing right away! Just to give you a heads up this is a short description of each prodcut according the website. A blogpost per product will follow very soon!

According to the website:

A seaweed extract with a "rejuvenating" effect on the appearance of wrinkles.

The discovery of a seaweed extract, Alaria esculenta, which helps lower progerin levels (progerin is known as the protein that causes accelerated ageing), was an incredible one.


The active ingredients in this marvellous day cream will help to: Relax expression lines; lower progerin levels (the protein that causes accelerated ageing); instantly lift the skin.
Result : It will act on all types of wrinkle (whether caused by age, dehydration or expression lines). It will firm the skin on the cheeks, giving younger-looking skin and an instant lifting effect.
 

 According to the website:

The Laboratoire Garancia has created the first Sheer Veil Foundation in liquid powder form that perfects, mattifies, brightens and protects skin from pollution while enhancing youthfulness. Quite an optical illusion!

Hallucinogen® is the perfect combination of high-tech make-up and scientific skin care research.
 
Wave goodbye to unsightly tidemarks and the mask-like effect. The bare-faced look is entering a new era thanks to a new generation of foundations!
Its unique liquid powder texture provides a velvety, powder finish: A 100% natural effect!  And what's more, it's silicone-free!

According to the website:

Much more than a simple night cream, PHOTO-HYDRA NIGHT is the 1st cream whose intense and lasting moisturizing action is triggered by energy from energy from artificial light. Suffused with Hydra-Night Photo Beauty®, this revolutionary cream allows each cell to maintain an optimum moisture level, to neutralize free radicals all night long and repair skin DNA. The nocturnal regeneration and hydrating process is optimum. 

Results : Night after night, skin is replumped and hydrated.
 
According to the website:
Women dream of being able to seduce with a simple bat of lashes.
Thanks to TALIKA, the expert in eyelash care since 1948, this dream is at last within our reach.
Infinitely long, intensely colored and delicately curled eyelashes. The Lipocils Expert serum contains the same complex of 12 plants and silk protein as Lipocils to condition and support the natural growth of eyelashes. In addition, powerful natural ingredients are added for the curling and color intensification of eyelashes for a lengthening and thickening effect.
Results: 
Clinical tests have shown a natural eyelash growth of 2.4 mm in just 28 days using Lipocils Expert. In addition, women with light or not very dark lashes experienced a 50% increase in color intensity of the lashes*. After just a week of use, your lashes will appear visibly thicker and healthier!  * In a clinical study with 30 volunteers , an average eyelash growth of 2.4 mm and lash color increase by 50% was observed after 28 days. 
According to the website:
PHOTO-HYDRA SERUM is the 1st serum to use energy from natural light to delve deep into skin and moisturize it. Suffused in HYDRA-PHOTO BEAUTY® and hyaluronic acid, this hyper concentrated formula creates an effective water reservoir both between and inside cells. The hydration level is optimal.
Results: After 3 days , +86% deep hydration (dermis)* The skin is immediately and intensely refreshed, replumped and beautified.
*ex-vivo test on 8 subjects
With my dehydrated skin I'm extra excited about this product. Fingers crossed this will work!
According to the website:
"I wanted to create an anti-ageing product with exceptional powers so every woman may rest assured that her skin will be flawless, protected and young-looking, regardless of her age. Throughout my quest for the Holy Grail, I remained convinced that miraculous resources were hidden away under the cover of eternal snow. I chose to use Snow Algae, a unique active ingredient with unrivalled properties that can bring the biological clock to a stop so that we may remain forever young. To preserve its mighty power, I drew inspiration from the savoir-faire of the greatest jewelers, namely from the art of stone setting. Snow Algae is kept locked away, as if in a jewelry box, until it is brought into contact with the skin. Only then is it released from its casing to blend perfectly into the skin."
They work with ALGAE, could this be a La Mer dupe?
All products mentionned above are available in the pharmacy, , online or in an IU-store.
As soon as I've tested every product for a descent amount of time, you'll be able to read a full and honest review on each item. Pinky promise!
Thank you Cosmxpert for sending me these products.
Have you ever used any of the products above?
XO S.
 
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Friday, 5 August 2016

Life would be better if we wore more tutus

 

I've always wanted a tutu/tulle skirt, but I didn't want it to be overly "poofy". Recently I stumbled upon this Zara skirt, and thought it was perfect! Combined with a (new) leather jacket it isn't to girlie girlie, and you 'll be aible to wear the skirt casual everyday. Shop the complete look underneath the pictures :-)






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Pink tulle skirt - Zara (€24,95) / Leather Jacket - Mango - Similar here (€ 119,95) / White top (old) - H&M - Similar here (€ 6,99) / Pink Dior Handbag (only available in store - Miss Dior Promenade) / Necklace - borrowed from a friend / Sunglasses - Rayban Aviator  (€ 149)

How would you style this skirt?

XO S.
 
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Monday, 1 August 2016

Dior Lip Maximizer Dupe



Recently I've told you about the Dior Lip Maximizer, you can read the previous blog here.
Today I can announce that I've found the perfect dupe for this, rather expensive lipgloss: Catrice Volumizing Lip Booster.
It dos exactly the same as the Dior and costs about a tenth of it!
Catrice Volumizing Lip Booster: €3,45 for sale in most drugstore counters (in Belgium: Kruidvat)
Dior Lip Maximizer: € 34,60 at Ici Paris XL


What do you think? Will you go for the Dior or Catrice?


XO S.
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