Tuesday 6 November 2012

Sephora, Douglas & Local Pharmacy Beauty Haul & Review

Hello beauties!

I got some exciting new products that I wanted to share in a beauty haul :)

You can watch my video here:
(In my video, I'm also giving you a quick review of all the products shown)

This is what I bought:

My local pharmacy:

Hydrating day cream with 7 plants

Mallow, calendula, sage, burdock, willow, soybean, rosemary
This day cream suits the needs of dry hair. Phyto 7 is infused with 7 pure and natural plant extracts, selected for their emollient and regenerating properties.
Formula quickly absorbs into the hair fiber to help maintain an optimal hydration level without weighing hair down. Hair is protected, silky soft and illuminated with shine.

Apply to towel- dried hair or dry hair.
Emulsify a pea-size amount of product in the palm of your hands.
Distribute through hair, focusing on the ends.

Experts in botanical hair care treatments, Phytosolba Laboratories extract the most effective active ingredients from the heart of the plant world to create highly concentrated, innovative formulas that work effectively to maintain beautiful, healthy hair.

Hair is either dry naturally or becomes dry due to external stress factors. Dry hair becomes increasingly vulnerable as the hair's hydrolipidic layer no longer fulfills its role as a natural barrier. The result: hair becomes brittle, dehydrated and difficult to detangle. It is crucial to provide dry hair with the necessary hydrating elements it lacks in order to restore softness, suppleness and shine.

Douglas beauty store:




Very inexpensive finds at Douglas!

Swatches: the 6 eyeshadows from the upper row of the palette
(unfortunately, they don't come by a name, nor a number!)

Swatches: the 6 eyeshadows from the bottom row of the palette.
All the eyeshadows are on a shimmery side, but very pigmented, great colour pay off!

I'd say, these "Technic" eyeshadow palettes are dupes for Sleek palettes!
They're the same quality, same container...I'm guessing they're being produced by the same factory!
Sleek, even though known as a very affordable brand (Sleek palette costs cca 9€), still can't beat the price of these "Technic" ones! At only 2.50€, they're a steal and a must have!
They also come in different colour schemes, but I got only this one
(there were other 3 palettes also available: neutrals, green/blues, pinks/violets)
Anyhow, they got sold out in a matter of a day!
When I came back to get the other ones, they had none left! :(
 This is actually the first time I heard about this brand, so I did a little research, and you can find out more about them HERE!
This mascara was too appealing to say NO to!
I just love the packaging + I really wanted to try out the brush and see the effect it has!
It costs cca 3€
It is a good mascara, but make sure to combine it with other mascaras for the best result!
The negative side of it is that it can be too liquid-yy, and therefor it can transfer to your eyelids...so be careful with that!

Sephora beauty store:


Smoothing plumping lip balm

Creme de rose, a must- have lip product, an ultra-nourishing, smoothing and gently plumping balm.
It has ultra- moisturizing action because it contains shea butter and rose essential oils, for soft and supple lips all day long.

Smoothing action: enriched with skin-friendly botanical emollients, its formula fills in furrows and diminishes fine lines for perfectly smoothed lips that regain their shapely curves, as if redefined.

Plumping action: Creme de rose combines high antioxidant vitamins A and E, creating perfectly refreshed, plumped lips that look and stay beautiful.
Its SPF 10 filter ensures optimal protection.

The lightweight texture of Creme de rose melts onto the lips easily for an ultra- soft and comfortable sensation. Its delicate rose flavor makes application addictive!

Secrets of use:
Daily: dabbed onto the center of the lips on its own, Creme de rose adds a touch of radiance for an immediate volume effect.
Applied under lipstick or gloss, it perfectly prepares and coditions the lips, for a smooth, even finish.

As an intensive treatment: before going to bed, apply a thick layer of Creme de rose and pat lightly to blend in. Upon waking, lips feel moisturized and comforted.


Highlighting powder duo
With Photolite Technology
Filters unflattering indoor and outdoor light for a softening, candlelit glow.

Candlelight Glow Swatches
This illuminating duo can be used individually or swirled together to enhance any complexion.
Advanced PHOTOLITE technology softens harsh indoor fluorescents and unflattering natural light for a diffused, ethereal halo effect.
Awesome product for whenever you'll need to have your picture taken!

SPF 15

My ideal shade is # 22 Beige Rosé

# 22 Beige Rosé Swatch
The formula is quite liquid, but once you put it onto your skin, it dries out into a perfect powdery finish!

Vitalumiere Aqua is the most surprising of all Chanel foundations. A soft, light and aqueous texture for an amazingly even makeup result that glows with natural radiance. An unprecedented sensorial experience and an unrivalled makeup finish: freedom for all women in search of a delightful foundation that respects their skin and reveals their natural beauty.

Soft and ultra- thin, for a second- skin effect

Shake the bottle and succumb to this fluid texture, as soft and light as water. On application, the evanescent texture of Vitalumiere Aqua subtly blends into the skin. Its delicate fresh fragrance heightens the sensation of pleasure. This water- texture instantly transforms into a subtly powdered halo that seems to disappear, allowing the skin to breathe freely all day long. This alternative to nude skin naturally conceals imperfections. The complexion looks fresh, flawless and naturally even.
The result is luminous and naturally radiant, boosted by the High- Definition light pigments exclusive to Chanel, which reflect extremely pure light.
Lotus Water and a Brown Seaweed Extract, renowned for their toning and energizing properties, help to instantly restore radiance and vitality to the complexion.
Endowed with a mineral screen and a UVB sun filter, it helps protect the skin from damaging sun rays (SPF 15).

Tips from the makeup creator

Use Vitalumiere Aqua after your daily skincare, without a sponge or brush. After shaking, dab onto the face with fingertips and blend outwards with smoothing movements.

Non- comedogenic. Oil free.


Chanel eyeshadow quad in #14 Mystic Eyes is one of the best- sellers!
At my local Sephora, I managed to get my hands on the very last one!
Ever since I bought it, I've been using it daily, non- stop!
(hence a bit messy container, but I do appologize)

Chanel #14 Mystic Eyes eyeshadow quad SWATCHES

In my modest opinion, using Chanel eyeshadows when creaating your makeup look, is taking it to the next level!
The quality is amazing, the colours are beautiful and I think I developed an addiction to Chanel makeup, in general!
I bring this quad with me, wherever I go! It's perfect for everyday eyes, as well as for the night time/special occasions looks!

4 Ombres eyeshadow palette has been created to offer a perfect harmony of luminous, contrasting shades for a makeup look that can go from ultra- natural to extremely sophisticated. Choose, combine and play with shades endlessly. Use colours on their own or together, for beautiful eyes and perfect results every time.

Les 4 Ombres eyeshadows are based on an exceptional manufacturing process that gives the powder exceptional qualities: infinite softness for easy application and a perfectly even colour and texture for flawless blending.
Chanel baked- powder eyeshadows can be used dry for a soft and delicate makeup result, or damp for a more intense colour and even longer- lasting hold.

Tips from the makeup creator

- Soft effect or quick makeup: use a single shade on the entire eyelid and blend in well.

- Shadowed or contrasting effect: use light and dark shades in a duo: the light shade below the arch of the eyebrow and the dark shade on the upper eyelid or on the crease of the eyelid to give depth to the eyes.

- Multi-shade effect or sophisticated makeup: use three shades, one after the other- from the darkest to the lightest.

- Intense effect: apply slightly dampened powder with the applicator.

- Eyeliner effect: use the powder slightly damp and draw a line along the base of the upper lashes.
If the applicator is damp, let it air dry before replacing in the case.

Those were the tips!

I hope you liked this haul :)

I'll talk to you soon, thanks for stopping by & 
Kissss from Italy,

xoxo, S.

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