A new limited edition collection has been released by Catrice Cosmetics for the month of November and it’s another collection based on Kavier Gauche which is a popular German bridal brand. This is the third limited edition collection that Catrice has released based on Kaviar Gauche. The collection I think will be available up until mid January.
-Talk Soon xx
Blush & Contour Brush
“Brush for blush and contouring with synthetic bristles perfect for cream and powder textures.”
“High-quality brush bag in an elegant nude tone with space to store five brushes.”
Eye Blender Brush
“Brush for blending textures with soft bristles and a rounded brush shape.”
Eye Lid Brush
“Brush for application on the lid with dense synthetic bristles for cream and powder textures.”
Eye Shadow Palette C01 Sans Souci
“Eye shadow palette with soft nude and brown shades that have both matte and shimmering effects.”
Highlighter C01 Eclat D’Or
“Golden Highlighter with a powder texture that is suitable for all skin tones.”
“Highlighter (Fan) brush that has a special shape for an accurate application for powdery textures.”
Disclaimer: All images used in the post have been acquired via brand PR representatives and are for illustrative purposes only and not for profit gain. All images remain property of Catrice Cosmetics™.
“When it comes to wearing makeup to the gym, I highly recommend not too. The reason being quite simple, when you sweat pores open and those open pores then absorbed the makeup you have on leading to blocked pores which leads to acne/whiteheads/blackheads etc,. That said I do know quite a lot of people, my friends included that cannot go to the gym without a little something. Clinique has recently answered their prayers and released an entire range of makeup and products specifically designed for use in the gym. The range is waterproof, sweatproof and long-lasting.
Post-Workout Face & Body Swipes
Price: 14 dollars/ 12 euros approx.
“Cleans away dirt, oil and sweat that can cause pores to clog or lead to breakouts. Refreshes skin, preps for makeup.”
Workout Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 40
Price: 38 dollars/ 32.50 euros approx.
Available in four shades:
“Lightweight, sweat-and humidity proof foundation that keeps up with your highly active life. Medium coverage, natural-matte finish wears for 12 long-lasting hours. Protects with SPF 40. Won’t clog pores or cause breakouts. Oil-Free.”
Last Saturday I was lucky enough to attend the launch of the new brand Urban Veda here in Waterford in Shaws Department stores. Urban Veda is a natural skincare brand that prides itself on using only organic ingredients to create it’s products. The range consists of four different skin care regimens and each regimen is tailored depending on ones skin type and skin concerns. Each regimen also has it’s own scent and outer packaging colour so that there’s no need to remember the name of the line or the name of the product but just the colour of it.
The event itself was displayed rather neatly in the centre of Shaws Department near the beauty section. The entire range was aligned on the shelves, which each of the different regimens getting it’s own shelf. They looked so pretty and colourful and to be honest the packaging is one of simplest yet eye-catching packaging that I’ve seen from a skincare brand.
Ciara, the Urban Veda representative was present on the day to explain everything that there is to know about the brand itself. She also explained that all of the products can be used on sensitive skin and acne prone skin. The great thing about this range is that it comes with a do it yourself questionnaire that can be filled out in order to allow you to know which range is best suited to your skin type. The Reviving range is the one that can be used universally however it is rose scented and I know not everyone likes rose.
In total there are four ranges. The Radiance range used Tumeric as it’s active ingredient in order to brighten the complexion as it’s a natural anti-oxidant.
The Soothing range uses sandalwood which is an antimicrobial and an antiseptic. The helps greatly with those of us that suffer with dehydrated and sensitive skin.
The Purifying range uses Neem Oil which has cleansing, toning and moisturising properties which is perfect for use on oil skin types.
As I’ve already mentioned the Reviving range can be used on all skin types as it’s a very nourishing range due to the rose flower water that is in it. Ciara said that she personally tends to recommend this line from Urban Veda for those that have mature skin or are tired. I personally think this line would be amazing for those that are just after having a baby. You can even gift basket the whole range and it would make an amazing baby shower gift.
Urban Veda have also released travel sizes of all there products so I’ve want to get them to try the brand before getting the full size. They also have parcels of their products in which you get three full sized products at a slightly lower price point that if you were to buy them individually.
I got given so many samples of the products on the day from the very generous Ciara and I also picked up the Soothing Hydrating Toner myself to try so I will of course have reviews coming up soon for all those products as soon as I’ve given a proper testing.
A while back I did an overview post about the Flormar Future Historical collection that they brought out at the start of February. I promised you guys that that post was just a sneak peak and that I would definitely be trying to get my hands on some of the products from the limited edition collection. My luck did not disappoint and I have managed to get the Anti-Blemish Foundation and one shade of the New Age Liquid Lipsticks. I’ve been trying them out and playing with them throughout February and I think it’s about time I share my thoughts on them.
Let’s start off with the foundation as it’s probably the best product from the collection. It’s main claim is that it’s Anti-Blemish and being bold enough to put it into the name means it has to be. I myself don’t have any major problems with my skin so I can’t really test out this claim however I have found this foundation to be super high coverage, long lasting and it did not break me out what so ever.
The bottle is glass and comes with a pump to dispense the 30mls of product that it contains. Initially the foundation comes out a shade lighter than your own skin tone but then as you blend it re-adjusts slightly to the right shade. The foundation retailed I think for 11.95 euro and I got mine in the shade 03 Light Ivory
Also from the range I picked up one of their New Age Matte Liquid Lipsticks in the shade 06 Seductive Cherry. Formulation of this lippie is oh my god insanely good! It applies on very thinly yet even and automatically dries down to a nice velvet matte finish that isn’t drying and completely transfer proof.
It has your typical doe-foot applicator which I’ll be honest, I found a bit big for getting a nice shape to the lips. Would have preferred a more curved applicator similar to the YSL Glossy Lips applicator. This retailed for 7.95 euros which in comparison to most liquid lipsticks is really affordable.
The shade that I got is the darkest from the range and to be quick frank the most popular. The collection is still available but I’ve found that in most retailers that have it this shade is completely sold out. It’s a nice cranberry red liquid lipstick that lies between a burgundy and a bright red so it really gives you that old vintage red lip that was worn back in the days of the black and white movies.
If you want to see what else is available in the collection than I highly recommend reading my overview post about the collection, Flormar Future Historical. Like I said the collection is still available but it’s selling out fast so get a move on it if you like anything from the release.
I recently posted an overview post on the Essence Try It, Love it collection which was really a capsule collection of all the new releases that Essence Cosmetics was planning for the Spring Summer of 2017. A sneak peak collection in all honesty. They’ve finally released all of the SS17 products in their entirety and I’m going to show you all that’s available in this post. These products are available to purchase now wherever you can find an Essence Cosmetics stand.
-Talk Soon xx
My Must Haves Palettes and Refills
“Four-Colour and eight-colour palettes are waiting to be personalized. There are 20 eyeshadows, 5 blushes and 3 lip powders to choose from with various effects. Also included: A pink lip base for the lip powder, a highlighter and bronzer as well as a fixing powder.”
Empty Four Colour Palette (1.90 euros)
Empty 8 Colour Palette (2.50 euros)
Eyeshadows Available in 20 shades Price: 1.90 euros each
01 Go Goldie
02 All I Need
03 Miss Foxy Roxy
05 Cotton Candy
06 Raspberry Frosting
09 Chilli Vanilli
11 Stay in Coral Bay
12 Want A Mint?
14 Purple Clouds
15 Have A Nice Day
16 Dare To Wear!
18 Black As A Berry
19 Steel The Show
20 Black is Back
Matt Blush Available in 2 shades
01 It’s Berry Time
02 Cosy Rosy
Satin Blush Available in 3 shades
01 Coral Dream
02 Strawberry Smoothie
03 Rosy Glow
Lip Powders Available in 3 shades
02 Dare To Go Nude
03 Take The Lead
04 Set The Stage
The Cushion Eyeliner
Price: 3.80 euros
“Cushion: The mega trend from Asia! The integrated sponge is soaked with a highly pigmented eyeliner texture and dispenses just the right amount for the perfect eyeliner styles-no matter whether you’re going for accurate lines or cool cat eyes.”
All About Toffee Eyeshadow Palette
Price: 4.95 euros
“The eyeshadow palette offers eight trendy, perfectly aligned colours-from light shades to medium and dark nuances. The soft and long-lasting with various effects allows you to create diverse looks.”
Volume Stylist 18hr Curl and Hold Mascara
Price: 3.80 euros
“The creamy black texture with micro styling waxes provides the lashes with long-lasting volume and incredible curl.”
There was a time when Bioderma was a skincare brand that only existed for me through the girls on YouTube who were lucky enough to travel to France and be able to purchase it. Nowadays that’s not the case as Bioderma has become a world requested brand and every single country wants to stock and sell because it’s so good. They’re constantly growing and so is their product range. Recently they’ve vamped up their Atoderm range by adding three new products to the line. I hope to be able to provide reviews of the new products but for this post I’m simply going to be showing you what they are.
Two of the releases are bodycare products and each of them has a different formulation. One of them is a gel shower gel, and this one is meant to be super gentle on the skin. Both of these shower gels have a bit of a cleansing property to them which you want when it comes to cleaning the skin on your body. They’ve released these new shower gels in 1 litre bottle sizes and 200ml. The 200ml one is great for travel or if your trying it out for the first time to see if you like the product. It’s great that they have the larger option because I know from my own experience that shower gel tends to get used up fairly quickly.
The second formulation is actually an oil shower gel, and this one is really targeted towards skin that has a lot of irritation associated with it. Irritation of the skin can sometimes come about from de-hydration or from skin problems such as eczema or psoriasis and this type of product is great for soothing and re-hydrating the skin without any harsh ingredients.
Last addition to the Atoderm line is a Ultra Repair Hand Cream and this is for those of use who suffer with super dry hands in the winter. I myself have been using the Nügg Beauty De-Stress Mask followed by the Mandara Spa (review coming soon) hand cream but that’s on it’s last legs so I’m looking forward to trying a new hand cream when this is released.
-Talk Soon xx
Disclaimer: All images used in the post have been acquired via brand PR representative and are for illustrative purposes only and not for profit gain. All images remain property of Bioderma™.
For those of you who have been following my blog for awhile, it’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Flormar Cosmetics. I’ve featured products from the brand before in my Flormar Goodie Bag post. For the month of February, Flormar has decided to release a Limited Edition collection called Future Historical and it features some beautiful looking makeup 🙂 This is for definite going to be a preview post as I’m planning on picking up some of the products to try out for myself. I of course shall review them as soon as I can.
-Talk Soon xx
Price: 11.95 euros
“The foundation of the future. It’s not just buildable for hiding blemishes, it’s packed with calming, soothing and anti-inflammatory ingredients that will help to heal and prevent blemishes.”
Radiant Touch Concealer
Price: 7.95 euros
“Luxuriously smooth concealer with a soft and creamy texture that gives a natural radiant finish. Ideal for all skin types giving instant cover to imperfections, blurring the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while helping to hide dark circles and signs of fatigue.”
Push Up Definition Mascara
Price: 9.95 euros
“A creamy and soft textured mascara that lifts from root to tip, that gives major volume to the lashes without clumping. Due to its formula, it allows for multiple coats for that extra wow. Intense and immediate jet black colour release upon application.”
New Age Matte Liquid Lipstick
Price: 7.95 euros
“A soft smooth and velvety liquid that sets into a super matte but non-drying lipstick . It gives rich, opaque colour with incredible staying power. It’s so easy to apply with a soft lip sponge applicator and there is no lip liner required.”
Colour Stretch Eyeshadow
Price: 6.95 euros
“Light mousse-like creamy texture shadows with intense colour that are quick and easy to apply. The colour stretch eyeshadows are so easy to blend and give a shimmering finish that lasts all day long.”
Perfect Matte Nail Enamel
Price: 3.50 euros
“A velvet matte finish nail enamel with a fast drying formula, shine free effect and high coverage. Apply over a base coat and use a matte top coat for the ultimate matte effect.”
Disclaimer: All images used in this post have been acquired via brand PR representatives and are for illustrative purposes only. All images remain property of Flormar™