Friday, 16 November 2012

Skin Drink: Clarins HydraQuench Intensive Serum Bi-Phase

"Intensive, moisture-replenishing care. As invisible as it is comfortable, this bi-phase serum acts at all levels of the skin to help restore the skin's natural hydration mechanisms. It replenishes very thirsty skin and promotes soft, comfortable, radiant and matte skin." - Clarins.

I'm a firm believer of taking all measures to look after your skin, but firstly I believe the only way your mind, body and skin will stay healthy and hydrated is by drinking plenty of water! I then second in command believe my skin stays even more hydrated, supple and soft thanks to this serum from Clarins - HydraQuench Intensive Serum Bi-Phase.

It contains: 
Hyaluronic acid: helps restore the skin's moisture.
Katafray extract: helps reinforce the skin's surface barrier effect and helps prevent dehydration. 
Sorbier bud extract: reinforces skin hydration and radiance. 
Inca peanut extract: helps restore the hydrolipidic film. 
Chondrus crispus extract (red algae): helps stimulate skin's natural moisturisation process.

I apply it after cleansing my face in the morning before my moisturizer, you can use it at night but I prefer to use a repair/radiance serum for their recovery properties at night. During the day this is a perfect serum to keep my skin protected and hydrated through out the day. My skin drinks it up and immediately any tight, dry, dehydrated feeling disappears. It's an instant working product and I credit the serum for the healthy condition and hydration it gives my skin. I have never felt the need for extra hydration later during the day, it's an all rounder all day working kind of product for hydration!

After all at home we stay all cosy with the heating on, step out where it's super cold, or into the office where there is that awful air conditioning! It can wreak havoc on our skin!

So I highly recommend this serum, I've been using it for two years now and continue to repurchase time after time! The serum is also one of the reasons I happily go without wearing makeup because my skin looks soft, supple and feels comfortable . As a note, it doesn't have any complexion repairing/improving remedies but it's simply and perfectly providing the right amount of moisture and hydration - one of the important factors I believe in maintaining great skin before anything else.

Available here.

Dyno x

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Best Hair Savior: Goldwell Kerasilk Treatment

My hair dresser used this on me as a conditioning treatment about 6 years ago and I've never looked back ever since! When my hair feels stressed I pull out my super silk weapon: Goldwell Kerasilk Treatment for extremely dry, damaged and unmanageable hair. My hair isn't damaged or unmanageable but with the cold weather kicking in full swing it does feel dry at times like it's all of sudden lost moisture - especially when I get in from outside and then being suddenly thrashed with warm heating, my hair doesn't know whether it's coming or going!

I use this every two weeks or maybe even once a month, depends on how my hair mood is feeling. I apply it to shampooed and towel dried hair - I like to leave it on for an hour or so in a hot towel and then rinse out. My hair literally feels like silk and once totally dry it's so smooth and soft. My hair maintains the softness and silkiness through multiple washes during the week even; making it such an effective product for me!

I highly recommend it if your after a effective and deep conditioning treatment once a week or every few weeks, it's one you don't use regularly otherwise it's overdoing it, but whenever you do apply the treatment, it's an excellent product!

Available here.

Dyno x

Current Love: Clarins Moisture Rich Body Lotion

"Soothing comfort every body loves! Clarins’ moisture-replenishing lotion—with Peach Milk, Shea, Candlenut Oil and Orange Blossom—visibly minimises the signs of ageing caused by sun, cold, heating and air-conditioning. Helps smooth dry, rough patches and improve skin tone. Gently removes dull, flaky cells for a youthful, all over glow. Quickly absorbed. No need to wait before dressing."

My current skin savior is the Clarins Moisture Rich Body Lotion, it's seriously moisturizing  relieves my really dry skin and soothes eczema even without irritating it! It's a soft cream texture not too thick and not too runny/thin, is absorbed quickly and smells really nice - fresh and clean and not overpowering. 

I love smothering this on my legs and arms before bed and even during the day it's a lovely pick me up! I highly recommend it, it's one of my most used and repurchased body creams. Sometimes you get a great travel sized version to try out with two or more skin care purchases so if you get a chance to try it!

Available here.

Dyno x

Monday, 12 November 2012

Dior Grand Bal Collection for Holiday 2012 - Haul

I love releases from Dior, they're always so beautiful and gorgeous to look at and use! Grand Bal Collection for Holiday 2012 is no exception either - there was golds and reds everywhere just like you would find at a princess ball!

I picked the #524 'Night Golds' 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette and #038 'Diva' Diorific Lipstick.

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Current Love: The Body Shop Vitamin E Gentle Facial Cleansing Wipes

"Keep these tucked in your gym bag for quick post-workout cleansing. Convenient and easy to use cleansing wipes that remove make-up and impurities, cleanse, tone, moisturize and protect the skin, leaving it feeling refreshed, soft and smooth." - The Body Shop

I love anything that keeps my skin super squeaky clean! My usual makeup removing routine does consist of using cleansing wipes first to remove the top layer of makeup and then I use Bioderma Solution to remove the remaining. 

MAC Pro Palette Large & Pro Palette Eyeshadow x 15

"A single-sided Pro Palette that accommodates one insert. See-through lid lets you view shade choices while keeping product secure and protected during transit and storage. High quality, glossy black plastic." - MAC.

"Designed to take 15 Eye Shadows of your choice. A backstage or on-location essential for artists, and those who want to personalize their shade palette. Fits perfectly into the Duo or Single Pro Palette Large." - MAC.

MAC Glamour Daze: Holiday Colour Haul

"The glamour of getting ready to step out for the holidays. Sweet to sexy, lips to nails. Every angle, every detail obsessed over. An unforgettable look emerges in a cool cloud of pale pink edged with smoky grey - the shimmer of a festive finishing touch. One last glance and you're out the door. Limited edition."

A really small haul for me this time from MAC, They're Glamour Daze collection launched this week and while there was plenty of pretty items from the Glamour Daze launch,  in particular I only fancied two items quite a bit - Powder blush in 'Small Vanity' and Cremesheen lipstick in 'Outrageously Fun'.