Beauty in general

Some fresh air with Clean Perfume

Sometimes it feels good to smell fresh, like fresh air, clean, after a shower … Clearly I’m a huge addict to vanilla-sugar fragrances but I need to rest my nose and go back to some natural perfumes. It’s been awhile I heard about Clean brand. My mind and my nose were intrigued, at first glance this kind of smell didn’t supposed to be my favorite. Never say never (why Bieber named his film like that …) ! So I decided to try the adventure, and I purchased a rollerball set of some Clean’s fragrances to have a right idea before purchase a full size (’cause we can’t find them in France).

What a fresh air ! It might be surprising but definitively a great surprise ! I didn’t like all the fragrances, but some of them are really pleasant and so relaxing when your wear them. I get five in my set :
– Warm Cotton
– Fresh Laundry
– Shower Fresh
– Skin
– Rain

I fall in love with Skin, I will not even try to describe it, will be a mess and I’m not good at it, but it’s so sweet, cocooning, soothing, you smell good and people around you can notice it. I highly recommend to try them, this bed-comfort sensation is unique.

Let me know what you think of Clean and if you’ve ever tried 🙂

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“You are never fully dressed without perfume !” – C. JoyBell C.

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Trianon – Dior Spring Collection 2014

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And … here we are ! Trianon Collection by Dior, my last article about spring collections. A swirl of pop and pastel colours, painting a Versaillais canvas, inspired by Marie-Antoinette and her Petit Trianon.

Nails : For me Dior nail polish are like YSL because colours are really surprising and I must admit that I have a facility to buy these little wonders.For our little nails we can find one pearly rose – Perlé, blue pastel – Porcelaine, peach-apricot – Bouquet and one intense fuchsia – Bloom.

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Perlé – Porcelaine – Bouquet – Bloom

Face : two blush are waiting for us, one bright coral – Corail Bagatelle and one surprising old powdery rose-violet – Pink Rêverie. In this category I’ll add the eye/face palette Trianon. 3 eyeshadows, one eyeliner and one gentle blush. The packaging is precious like a delicate jewellery.

Trianon Palette - Corail Bagatelle - Pink Rêverie

Trianon Palette – Corail Bagatelle – Pink Rêverie

Eyes : Let’s start with the Diorshow mono fusion but with a matte finish ! 4 new shades, entirely matte : Nocturne, Céleste, Songe and Mirage, which are respectively : one black-grey, mauve pastel, peach natural and one sweet taupe.
Continue with the two eye palettes (5 eyeshadows), one is Pastel Fontanges (neutral and pop colours) and the other one is Pink Pompadour (rose tones).
To finish we have the Diorshow mono, Opaline and Angélique, one sumptuous green pastel and one intense mauve.

Diorshow mono fusion matte : Nocturne - Céleste - Songe - Mirage Diorshow mono : Opaline - Angélique Eye palettes : Pastel Fontanges - Pink Pompadour

Diorshow mono fusion matte : Nocturne – Céleste – Songe – Mirage
Diorshow mono : Opaline – Angélique
Eye palettes : Pastel Fontanges – Pink Pompadour

Lips : It’s not less than 9 products including 4 lipsticks, 4 gloss and one Lip Glow.
Rouge Dior : 4 hued that are to be honest “du déjà-vu” but we still want tu buy them if we don’t already possess them. Rose Crinoline – coral peach ; Souveraine – intense red rose ; Courtisane – baby pink and Allégresse – fuchsia.
For gloss we can find Mousseline – champagne ; Minauderie – pearly rose ; Pétillante – nude glitter ; Exquise – fuchsia.
To finish Dior launches a new Lip Glow in Coral.

Rouge Dior : Rose Crinoline - Souveraine - Courtisane - Allégresse Gloss : Mousseline - Minauderie - Pétillante - Exquise

Rouge Dior : Rose Crinoline – Souveraine – Courtisane – Allégresse
Gloss : Mousseline – Minauderie – Pétillante – Exquise

Finally we can find two new faces bases : Pore Minimizer and Glow Maximizer. The first one is to blur pores and matify your skin. The second one brings some shine and luminosity to the skin.

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So now we have officially done with the presentations 🙂 I know I didn’t mention all the brands, but we have a good overview of what await us. Generally we can say colours are almost the same and then it’s a question of packagings 😉

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What happens in the Spring – Collections part.2 final

Let’s see the rest of collections and between us it’s heavy stuff !!!!!!

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Discover English Rose is to discover two collections in one because on the one side we have Rose and on the other one : Sage Green. We can find six nails polish with various colours. And two quatuors eyeshadows : Rose No.10 and Sage Green No.15 (green and taupe shades).

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Yves Saint Laurent – Flower Crush and Spicy Collection
Flower Crush or how to completely fall in love at the first sight ! I think this one is my favorite. Let’s start with a sumptuous eyes palette, 5 shades, and a gorgeous pink-gold blush with feather design. Among lipsticks, 4 new shades flirting with rose, coral, orange shades. To finish with Laque Couture : Rose Scabiosa and Rouge Pablo.
In the same time (and maybe it’s already available) YSL launches a whole new nail’s collection : Spicy Collection. 6 new colours (5 nails polish and 1 top coat), honestly I find them very stunning and unexpected, I rarely seen this before in other brands. I’m so so so so so weak when we talk about Laque Couture, YSL is a creative genius !

photo 4Bobbi Brown – Nude Glow
Bobbi or the Nude Glow, the brand love this philosophy and it’s not the exception at the rule ! Packagings are amazing, as time passes and more Bobbi Brown reaches the top. First we got Brightening finishing powder, 3 shades : Brighten Finish, Bronze Glow and Porcelain Pearl. Then 3 eyes  palettes : Nude, Crystal and Bronze. To finish 3 nails polish : Bronze, Pale and Ballet Pink.

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Paul & Joe – My secret garden
Dreamer’s brand take us to My secret garden. I find it’s the only brand offers us very unusual packaging. Paul and Joe and its originality give us one face powder (very very very similar to Météorites by Guerlain). 8 shades for eye palettes (trio), 3 colours for lipsticks same for blush. As you know or maybe not, lovely cases will be available on sale to put your lipsticks or eyeshadow trio.

And voila it’s almost over because one brand stays : Dior ! I really want to write one entire article for Dior as Chanel, because all products deserve to be mentioned ! So stay tuned 😉

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What happens in the Spring – Collections part.1

After Chanel’s collection it’s time to see what is going on for spring. To avoid writing an article that looks like a 1000 page novel I’ll write it in two-part.

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Let’s start with Brow Liner, a newborn which is as the name suggests a brow pencil. For me it looks like the Eye Brows from M.A.C. and there will be 4 colours. Good news it’s double endend with a lash brush.
Next one is a pressed powder for a natural looking finish. It helps to set the foundation, reduce shine, fragrance-free. 6 shades available.

photo 2Guerlain – Météorites Blossom
What a poetic name for an enchantress collection ! Among the new features we can mention the Météorites Bubble, described as a cream blush with a satin finish. Two colours : fuchsia and rose macaron.
Spring is synonymous with eyebrows this year because Guerlain introduce us its own solution for our brows : a treasure with 3 coulours and 1 highlighter, work for every tones of brows.

photo (1)Lancôme – French Ballerine
We let ourselves out in the world of classical dance with this collection. Between two arabesques, we discover Ombre Hypnôse Dazzling Shadow (similar to Illusion d’ombre by Chanel), two shades : Topaze Doré and Spinelle Rose.
The leap bring us to Rose Ballerine, lovely blush and one palette contains some pretty nudes hued. To finish, let your nails wear a sweet pink or a taupe satin, without forgetting to apply the colorboost base.

all products givenchyGivenchy – Over Rose
I think the name sums up the whole collection, Givenchy dresses us pink from head to toe ! Star product : the Prismissime in Euphoric Pink is 9 shades destined to our cheeks and lips. The rest is a fashionshow of rose, Rouge Interdit in Rose Sensation, nail polish in Rose Addiction, Prism eyeshadows in Rose Attraction and even the famous Noir Couture mascara perks itself in pink with some strange taupe glints (I think it’s totally weird ! ).

I hope you enjoy and I see you quickly for the next and final part 🙂 tell me what you want, prefer in comments.

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Chanel Collection Spring 2014 – Notes de printemps

Bye bye Christmas, winter, cold wind and say hello to spring 🙂 Actually we can’t say totally goodbye to winter but our eyes can dream with all the new spring collections ! Today I would like to introduce you : Notes de printemps by Chanel which is such a pleasure for the eyes ! It’s not less than 18 new colors, sprinkled throughout the products of Chanel. For more simplicity I separated them in 4 categories : nails, face, eyes and lips.

Nails : These are two new shades that will certainly create some “must have” or “absolutely want” with the makeupalcoholic ! Charivari and Tapage : the first is a gorgeous plum and the second is an intense red (strawberry).

Face : Chanel offers us two beautiful cream blush with satin finish, and the colors have such power to make us smile : Chamade and Intonation. Chamade reminds me of Sweet Dot (blush Instain by TheBalm) and Intonation will “apricot” nicely our cheeks. To finish, there is a new shade for the Poudre universelle compacte (natural finish pressed powder) : Préface. It’s quite bit a different color from the others, because this one is more pink tone compared to the existing one which is more yellow/beige.

Eyes : Chanel, as usual, has the habit to create some unforgettable or very desirable color, and this time is not an exception : Quadrille. It’s a quadra eyeshadow composed of a lavender grey, golden ivory, rosy apricot and brown chocolate. As I say all the time : we never had enough nudes in our beauty bag 😉
We also can discover two new colors for the Illusion d’ombre : Diapason and Impulsion. Diapason is very similar to Illusoire with warmer glints. Impulsion is a cute baby pink.
And the last product for the eyes is an eyeshadow duo, Rose Majeur, neutral pink and sort of a dark black/violet with some gold glints.

Lips : this is the category with the largest number of products, 9 to be precise. Let’s start with Sonic Pink, precision lip definer, the name is quite evocative take a look a the photo. Then, there are two gloss : Sonate and Murmure, a raspberry red and a nude pink.
Rouge Allure : Mélodieuse, apricot red and Fougueuse is a fushia pink.
Rouge Allure Velvet (matte finish), La Diva is a baby pink and L’Adorée which is not completely a parma, it can appears strangely on photos but go take a look on swatch. I find it definitively pretty and wearable.
Rouge Coco : Dédicace is a natural pink and Triomphe a sort of sweet apricot (yes apricot again !!!).
US can shop the collection right here 🙂

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I hope you will enjoy this article, I recommend you go to Temptalia to have a clear idea of what colors can look. See you soon for more articles about other spring collections 🙂

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Laura Mercier or the essence of luxury

Before I start this article, I would like to say thank you to be here for this new adventure on the beauty’s blogosphere. I’m so happy to see the number of visitors and readers increase, I really hope you enjoy my articles 🙂 and so I would like to wish you an Happy New Year filled with love, passions, dreams, success, happinness and the most important : don’t forget to just be yourself.

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Well, well, well let’s start serious things ! I can’t stop myself thinking about Laura Mercier and how its products are A-MA-ZING ! For me it’s so rare to find a luxury brand which has a sort of continuity in all its products. I mean, regardless of you are taking a look at skincares/bodycares or make-up, you will always have an amazing quality and results ! This is why I put Laura Mercier on my Top 5 !

And today I would like to present you a set, if I don’t say nonsense it was available during the Christmas period on Sephora.com , in France it names : Duo Body and Bath in english it’s : Body and Bath Duet, and it regroups two products : one soufflé body crème (whipped cream) and one bath salts. To be honest with you, on the first place I wanted to buy the set of 4 soufflé body crème (fresh fig, crème brûlée, almond coconut milk and crème de pistache scents !) but I missed them, damned sold out !

Let’s focus on what I have 😉 so I bought this set in almond coconut milk ! I was afraid by the “too sweet side of crème brûlée” so I take the other one, and I’m a huge lover of almond’s scent. If you don’t like strong smells that rest on your skin a lot of hours just go your way ! I was really shocked and surprised by that, but it’s very pleasant and if you have a boyfriend, normally he should love this smell on you ! Of course about the bath salts, it’s not the same story, the smell is much less present.

Important informations : leaving aside the smell, I’m not totally convinced by the moisturize side. I have a bad skin in winter, especially on my legs that tend to look like crocodile skin (how is it glamorous ?!) so this cream doesn’t work well on this part of my body, but for the rest it’s perfect. It leaves your skin soft with the impression of having a baby skin !

I almost forget to tell you about the packaging, it’s a travel size (6 fl oz/150 mL) but we can found again this luxury side with gorgeous glass jars (at least I think it is glass !) and the set was presented in a lovely packet with a red wreath. To finish it costs : $48 and is available here .

I think it’s not gonna be my last article on Laura Mercier 🙂 again I wish you an Happy New Year and see you soon beauties ❤

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Beauty in general, Hair, Make-up

Mini haul Birchbox : Batiste & Beauty Blender

Hello girls 🙂

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I’m back for a quick article to present you my shopping on Birchbox (french version of the website). I’ve been absent for a week anyway it’s not a BIG haul but these products are some of my favorites and essential in my bathroom.

First : Batiste dry shampoo, Blush & Brit. The only difference is the smell, the Blush one is so much more floral. I like them because they are very practical when you don’t have time to wash your hair, dry them blablabla …. They don’t replace a “real shampoo” but at least they save your hair from the oily side 😉 Quick point about dry shampoo :  Batiste is not my favorite of all dry shampoo, the first place belongs to Klorane dry shampoo with oat milk (available on Birchbox.com for US), the smell is really pleasant and I find it cleans better all your hair, we feel like we have cleaner and silkier hair.

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About the second product, I feel like having years of delay for it. I know Beauty Blender is known worldwide and its results. But I don’t know, I was probably looking for and excuse to buy it. It’s finally done and I don’t regret it ! All reviews I’ve seen or read are true. I had already tried the makeup with sponge, but this one is a true MAKEUP CRUSH ! If I had to recommend a product for the complexion, it would be the Beauty Blender. No brush for foundations or concealers, no need to be dry, just a wet sponge and a quick wash after uses, it leaves your face with a softer, smoother finish, what else ? 😉

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I hope your enjoy my article and I’ll be back soon for some reviews 🙂 I wish you a sunny day girls !

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Object of desire – Diorskin Airflash Foundation

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Tadaaaaa 😀 I can’t resist to make you a short article. I finally received my Dior spray foundation with the CC Primer (check my article about spray foundation right here ) and THANKS GOD I paid no customs fees on delivery. I quickly swatched products on my hand, about the foundation I think I didn’t shake enough the bottle so I got something liquid and not powdery, I’ll see tomorrow what will happen 🙂 I just noticed a slight fragrant smell, we like or we don’t but the smell doesn’t last. For the CC Primer, all I can say is there is a fragrance too and it contains tiny flakes that give a sort of a nice satin/glowy side on the skin.

Anyway I’m really happy to have them, it makes me feel like a child with his Christmas gift ! I surely make you a review for these products. See u soon giiiirls 🙂

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Riri WHAT ? Riri Woo !

You guessed it, I’ll talk about the FAMOUS Riri Woo ! No more presentation is necessary, sort of Holy Grail for the beauty addicts, born from the collaboration between Rihanna and M.A.C. In France and abroad I guess, it came out several times (two or three times) and I missed each times on their website (yes-I’m-too-lazy-to-move-my-ass-from-the-couch-to-go-to-shop). But this time : I GOT IT (the only thing from the fall collection still available) ! And I’m not so unhappy to have missed the previous times for the simple reason that this new collection is dressed in a beautiful packaging and I like it !

About the lipstick we often hear that it is the same as the Ruby Woo, I don’t have it, so notice to holders to tell us whether or not they are similar. For the finish, it’s a retro matte – what the heck is that ? – to be short don’t expect to have on your lips something glossy, it’s really really really matte like matte (I think you get the idea). In itself, this is a beautiful dramatic red with cold undertones (your teeth will appear more wither), dress your lips divinely. As a red, masters its application is difficult, I recommend you to make the outline of your lips with a red lips pencil before and then carefully fill.

Despite what I said above, I don’t think it’s THE ultimate red, yes it is beautiful, its rendering too, but it isn’t a must-have (for me). If you don’t have a pretty red, just go buy it otherwise you can let it go (except for the packaging). Last point, I agree with people who say its application sounds like hell ! I don’t have other retro matte but this thing pulls my lips, next time I’ll try to apply it with a brush.

In conclusion, I’m happy to have such a gorgeous packaging in my beauty bag but it is not worth much as a red lipstick 😉

Price : US$16.50

Where to find it : haphazardly in a M.A.C. store 😉

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Spray foundation ! Diorskin airflash – Sephora – Era Beauty etc ….

As a beauty addict I’m a youtubahcoholic (yes made-up word) 😉 it’s been a while I see many reviews on spray foundation. Most of them talk about Sephora and Dior spray foundation, as quite a little (big) revolution-revelation. In France, eight years ago Dior launched its spray foundation but it has not been such a success, mostly because the range of shades wasn’t wide enough and I think the French women were not ready for this kind of stuff. I don’t know if they anticipate to launch again this product (in France). Anyway I love the concept and I decided to order the Dior one on feelunique.com (the only way for me to buy it and I hope I will not be taxed on receipt of the parcel just because it’s Dior and that I’m supposed to buy it in France !).

What brands say on them :

  • Diorskin Airflash Spray Foundation : it’s an ultra-light foundation that delivers an airbrushed effect with precision and ease. You want to get a runway look ? It’s for you ! This product inspired by the airbrushing techniques used backstage at fashion shows. The unique micro-diffusion system delivers a fine mist of foundation to provide a soft, velvety complexion. Customize your coverage by choosing to apply straight from the can for a lighter finish, or with a kabuki brush for fuller coverage.
  • Sephora Collection Perfection Mist Airbrush Foundation : it’s an airbrush foundation with an extra fine mist for flawless makeup results at home. Seamlessly blur imperfections and control shine for up 10 hours with this satin-finish foundation. The weightless, micro fine pigments of InstaBlend technology ensure color lays down seamlessly smooth so you can build your desired coverage level-from light to full- for a flawless look every time. Minera-rich red algae extract protects the skin from environmental stresses and helps smooth the skin for a soft-focus, airbrushed finish that lasts.

In my research I also found other sprays foundation : Napoleon Perdis and Era Beauty Usa . They take more or less the same arguments, buildable coverage, long lasting, reducing appearance of fine lines, flawless finish etc. In my opinion Sephora is one of the most interesting not only for the price,  because on the website that says it’s (of course !) dermatologist-tested BUT the mention non-comedogenic is important. If you like “healthy” product know that is without parabens, sulfates and phtalates.

What people say : generally rather good reviews, all promises are apparently held. About application there are different ways to apply it, some prefer to spray directly on face (don’t forget to protect your hair with a headband for example) and some prefer to spray on their brushes and then blend with little circles on the skin. I heard a lot that this kind of foundation is not suitable for very dry skin.

Useful information : Dior has the largest range of shades (10) with Era Beauty USA against only 5 at Sephora and Napoleon Perdis. Prices :

  • Diorskin Airflash Spray Foundation – $62
  • Sephora Collection Perfection Mist Airbrush Foundation – $26
  • Napoleon Perdis Boudoir Mist Spray Foundation – $49 (available only for USA and Australia)
  • Era Beauty USA Era Face Spray on Foundation – $55

Now I’m very excited to receive my Diorskin Airflash and try it and I also bought the Diorskin Airflash CC Primer. I hope I’ll have good comments to make !
Hope your enjoy this article girls 🙂

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