Saturday, September 29, 2012

#20 Aphorism of the week: Beauty

'Nothing is beautiful from every point of view' 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Nuxe Teint Eclat Prodigieux

Today's subject is Nuxe's tinted moisturizer, which is claimed to deliver a healthy glow without the necessity to sunbath. Let's get straight to the point: is it effective? Yes/No. It is a non-greasy moisturizer that really gives an 'effet bonne mine', enhancing the healthy appearence of the skin. By the way it does a minimum job at evening out the skin tone, so if you have imperfections you might want not to use this alone. The ingredients are not so good considering that it is supposed to be a 'natural' product. 

It has a silicone base with way too many actives of natural origins (I mean when there is   such a variety of actives in one product, you can be sure there will be such a tiny quantity of each one that they'll barely be effective). 
I personally don't mind this moisturizer, just thanks to the healthy glow effect. I usually use it as a base before applying mineral foundation. I wouldn't spend 25 $ to repurchase it again because is not a fundamental step in my routine. 

By the way I have the shade number  01 which is a light rosey apricot, don't  get scared  if you have a warm undertone  because I do and this is a good shade for me. 
Click here for more infos


Sunday, September 23, 2012

#19 Aphorism of the week: Imagination

'You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus' 
Mark Twain 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

ELF Studio Mineral Powder Brush

I'd define it as a lovely brush to apply blusher, it has a perfect shape. If you are familiar with Elf brushes, this is a little bit smaller than the Studio Blush Brush and has got a more 'anatomical' roundness that makes it easier to evenly apply powder products. 
I'd recommend it 100%, for once in my life I feel like doing it ;) 
If you need 'live' and comparative pictures, just let me know!   


Monday, September 17, 2012

Battle of Cleansers

Lately I've been trying gentle cleansers formulated without any foaming agents, which simply clean skin thanks to their mechanical action. Below here I'm gonna review two of them, with two really different prices. 

Dr Hauschka Cleansing Cream 

Its formula is based on different plant extracts and oils that enhance the exfoliating and soothing effect of the sweet almond seed meal. 
I find this cleanser to be too greasy and too rich for being supposed to simply cleanse the skin, so despite of being a relatively good product, I wouldn't recommend to spend 27$ for 1.7oz. 
Click here for more infos. 

The All Natural Face Lemon Wash

Despite of being an incredibly simple formula, just containing dried coconut milk and lemon peel, it does the dirty job greatly! Coconut will sooth and protect the skin while lemon will remove excess oil and lighten the skin, plus reducing breakouts. 
It has a fair price: 15$ for 2oz of dried product. 
Click here for more infos.

What about your favorite cleansers? Do you know what's their formula? 
Keep smiling! 

Friday, September 14, 2012

#18 Aphorism of the week: Poverty

'I'd like to live as a poor man with lots of money' 
Pablo Picasso 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Rose Hip Oil (Rosa Rubiginosa)

Today I have the pleasure to introduce one of my favorite vegetal oils, Rosa Rubiginosa Oil, which grows up wild in South America, particularly in Chile. This is one of the most evident miracles of nature! It has a subtle smell and it is easily absorbed by the skin. It contains a great quantity of fatty acids, carotene, vitamin K and E, squalane

- it helps the cicatrizing process and reduces the appearence of scars (even post-acne ones)
- it reduces wrinkles and 'erases' fine lines 
- it moisturizes and soothes your skin 
- it is suitable for dry to oily skins, since it is able to both deeply moisturize and balance 
- since it's rich in carotene it gives your skin a nice 'bonne mine' effect. 

I think this is one of the few beauty products that's naturally very effective and multipurpose and will hopefully accompany me until my old age :)  


Saturday, September 8, 2012

#17 Aphorism of the week: Money

How much money is enough? 
Just a little more than you have. 
John Davison Rockefeller  

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Quick Thoughts on Youtube Phenomenon

...What's Youtube and how should it be? Was it born to crown the modern freedom of thought or to pander the growing contemporary self-love? There is an astonishing gap between the newborn and the actual Youtube, between the shy people who played the role of pioneers of the free TV and the over-bearing and exaggeratedly self-confident stars of the web. People used to share their opinions, passions hoping to be listened to by someone, now they just wanna be viewed, here is the bitter transition from the content-based video and the appearence-based one, from the 10 minute of interesting challenging talks and the 3 minutes of the Full-HD content-free emblem of the 21st century. Here you have the facts, I don't wanna judge. Are we still able to genuinely interact with others or is everyone the centre of his own illusionary world?...  


Sunday, September 2, 2012

#16 Aphorism of the week: Insanity

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. 
Albert Einstein 

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