Being a fan of Eve Lom Cleansing balm, it was natural for me to be excited for the new Eve Lom Gel Balm Cleanser from the brand. I do love a good balmy or gel kind of cleanser, especially for my first cleanse in the evening and first cleanse in the morning. Coming from the brand with the cult favorite balm cleanser, this naturally had to have high expectations. I have been using this cleanser as my first cleanse in the evening to remove makeup or sunscreen and then as a first cleanse in the mornings most of the days in the week to give it a good try before writing this review.

Eve Lom Gel Balm Cleanser

Eve Lom Gel Balm Cleanser (CAD $78 – 100ml) is claimed to deliver the ultimate cleanse that Eve Lom is famed for in an easy to use gel balm texture. As the Gel Balm Cleanser is massaged into the wet skin, it gently transforms into a milky balm texture that leaves skin soothed and blissfully soft. Unlike traditional gel cleansers that leave skin feeling tight and dry, this cleanser is fortified with moisturizing Shea Butter and nourishing Grapeseed Oil and is clinically proven to moisturize skin for up to 12 hours after use. The hybrid gel-to-balm formula is enriched with our iconic signature blend of Clove, Eucalyptus, Hops and Chamomile Oil which are proven to dissolve impurities and all traces of makeup, including waterproof mascara. When combined with the Shea Butter base, a lightweight botanical aroma is created.

Eve Lom Gel Balm Cleanser

As for the first cleanse, it has worked really well at removing my makeup. My skin was not irritated or had any breakouts when I was using this. It is advised to be used on wet skin but I have liked it both ways, on the wet skin as well as on the dry face followed by a massage and then emulsifying with warm water. My skin felt clean and nice, no dryness residue. Just to be safe, I do follow up with a double cleanse in the evening. But in the morning, I just use this cleanser either on my wet face or directly onto my dry skin, massage it and then emulsify it while massaging.

Eve Lom Gel Balm Cleanser

The aroma of this product is quite noticeable but I do like spices and scent of all things natural, so it was a pleasing and relaxing experience everytime massaging this onto the skin. The Clove in this cleanser is a great ingredient to help with acne, blemishes, and pigmentation. Eucalyptus is both anti=bacterial and anti-inflammatory, Chamomile is a natural soothing agent for skin, and Hops is a nice antioxidant. So, Overall it is a nice cleanser and is going to be the perfect skin partner for cleansing my face, moreover, if you are thinking to start using a gel balm cleanser, it is the perfect weather to get started, that is how my affair with gal balm and balm cleansers started.

Eve Lom Gel Balm Cleanser is available at Spacenk USASpacenk UKEve Lom Website, Sephora Canada and BeautyBoutique by Shopper Drug Mart.

Have you tried the Eve Lom Gel Balm Cleanser or the Original Cleanser from Eve Lom?

*DISCLAIMER – This product was sent to The Velvet Life as press sample, all views and opinions are 100% honest and based purely on my own experience.


Hair care is a part of self-care and keeping the scalp and hair healthy plays an important role when it comes to how you feel about yourself. There are days when my scalp is itchy, irritated, and flaky, which makes me look out for products that will relieve me from the stress and the action of my hand going to my scalp every time I feel the itch. Phyto Paris Phytopolleine Botanical Scalp Treatment has been with me since few years and I have repurchased it a few times already. The only issue is the bottle is really cute but very small, like each bottle serves me four to five uses for my medium wavy hair. But it has worked really well for me, that is the biggest plus point. Anyways let me go to some details from the Phyto Paris and how it worked for me in detail.

Phyto Paris Phytopolleine Botanical Scalp Treatment

Phyto Paris Phytopolleine Botanical Scalp Treatment (CAD $53 – 25ml) is described as a potent blend of essential oils that balances the scalp and deters dandruff. It instantly purifies and stimulates the scalp with the natural extracts of rosemary, sage, cypress, eucalyptus, and lemon. It is defined to be an ideal scalp treatment to energize and fortify sensitive, weak and anemic hair. It is recommended for those suffering from an unbalanced scalp whether is dry, oily, itchy, or irritated.

Phyto Paris Phytopolleine Botanical Scalp Treatment

For itchy, irritated, flaky or dandruff, the reason can be anyone amongst environmental, seasonal, hormonal or other health problem but the outcomes are almost same when you experience it. For me, my scalp tends to get itchy and irritated during the time when the season changes and also when I am using some styling products and not using a deep cleanser for my scalp which I should do every other week or so. There can be multiple factors which I may be missing, like the stress of day to day life can have a different kind of impact on different people or I might have a deficiency of something, most of the times, my family physician recommends me Vitamin B12 or Vitamin D which I am consistently low on. Anyways, I will come to the main point, how this scalp treatment worked for me.

Phyto Paris Phytopolleine Botanical Scalp Treatment

I have used this scalp treatment as a pre-shampoo treatment and also as an overnight treatment. I do prefer to keep it overnight but works well in 20 minutes when I am in hurry. I section my hair, apply the oil through dropper nozzle and then massage my scalp. And that’s it. I feel my scalp is calm and soothed after the message with this scalp treatment. My hand does not go towards my scalp and does make me feel good about my scalp. Don’t forget to shampoo twice as I feel there is still oil in my hair after the first wash. After washing my hair, I feel the flakiness and itchiness are reduced after first used and with consistent use, I do feel the improvement. Moreover applying this and massaging it, inhaling the aroma of the essential oils does make a difference towards a healthier scalp. And healthier scalp means no itchiness, flakiness and a step towards good environment for hair growth.

This is a keeper for me, and I have repurchased it multiple times. Phyto Paris Phytopolleine Botanical Scalp Treatment is available at Phyto Canada, Sephora Canada, Beautyboutique by Shoppers Drug Mart.

 

Do you experience itchy, flaky or irritated scalp? What is your go-to product for itchy, flaky or irritated scalp?


Jo Malone London has a special place on my fragrance shelf, that means when there is a new fragrance from the brand, it always makes me excited about what next. I own few fragrances from Jo Malone London which I do share on my social handles time to time when I wear them and get time to click a shot too. English Oak & Hazelnut Cologne by Jo Malone London is a new fragrance launched this year, 2017. The nose behind this fragrance is Yann Vasnier.

Jo Malone English Oak & Hazelnut Cologne

English Oak & Hazelnut Cologne by Jo Malone London ( CAD $90 – 30ml, CAD $175 – 100ml) is described on the official website of Jo Malone London as an enchanted walk, the crunch of the green hazelnut, the spice of elemi, the earthy woodiness of vetiver cooled by emerald moss carpets, on a warming base of roasted oak, Earthy, Enticing, Enchanting.

Jo Malone English Oak & Hazelnut Cologne

The top notes of the fragrance are Hazelnut which gives the fresh and nutty feeling in the fragrance, middle note is Cedarwood which gives intensity with its woody, dry character. The base note is Roasted Oak which gives warm and compelling woody note to the fragrance.

Jo Malone English Oak & Hazelnut Cologne

The fragrance is very light and fresh, lasts some nice amount of time. There are a depth and warmness in it which makes it good for the fall season. It would be great for both men and women, as most of the Jo Malone London fragrances. I have been using this regularly since last week and a good transitioning fragrance for fall. The packaging is the classic Jo Malone London glass bottle that comes in a beautifully packaged Jo Malone London signature box. Overall, this is a nice addition to my fall fragrances. Jo Malone London English Oak & Hazelnut Cologne is available at Jo Malone Canada , Holt Renfrew, and Sephora Canada.

Have you tried English Oak & Hazelnut Cologne by Jo Malone London? What is your favorite fall fragrance?

*DISCLAIMER – This product was sent to The Velvet Life as press sample.


Dior Holiday 2017 collection is all about fun and sophisticated, cool and opulent, graphic and glitter mood that teams up with the refinement of precious gems with the rock attitude of the modern Dior woman. Dior Precious Rocks Holiday 2017 collection is described to have deep colors prismatic brilliance and crystalline freshness electrify this season’s creations by Peter Philips who is creative Image Director for Dior Makeup.

Dior Precious Rocks - Holiday 2017

Diorific Rouge Khol

Diorific Khol (CAD $46) is the first Dior Khol for the lips. It promises ultra-precise application and intense, powdery matte, long-wearing color. The formula is creamy wax with high pigmentation and the finish is velvety.

Dior Precious Rocks - Holiday 2017

The formula gives softening the effect of a plant-based butter. I have used this few times and loved the formula, did not dry out my lips and the pigmentation is intense. It is available in five shades, I have swatched 991 Bold Amethyst in this post.

Dior Precious Rocks - Holiday 2017

Diorific Matte Fluid Lip & Cheek

Diorific Matte Fluid (CAD $47) is a Dior essential for lips and cheeks. It has a matte texture which looks very natural on the cheeks and lips. It is creamy and dry fast so you have to be quick when you apply it.

Dior Precious Rocks - Holiday 2017

A little amount is all that is required for cheeks. For the lips, you have to do it twice to achieve the color that shows for the Shade 005 Charm which I have swatched in this post. It does feel moisturizing when applied and then dries but does not dry the lips which is what I want in a lip product. There are total 4 shades available in this Matte fluid.

Dior Precious Rocks - Holiday 2017

 

Dior Precious Rocks - Holiday 2017

Diorific Vernis

Diorific Vernis (CAD $34) in this Holiday collection has both vibrancy and color of gemstones. This seasons statement shade is Emerald which is a luminous green.

Dior Precious Rocks - Holiday 2017

Grenat is a beautiful dark red.

Dior Precious Rocks - Holiday 2017

The packaging is so pretty as are the shades. Both the shades have saturated color and are long wearing. With the proper base coat and top coat,  they are chip resistant. There are total 4 shades for this season which are all worth checking out.

Dior Precious Rocks - Holiday 2017

I am really impressed with the Precious Rocks collection, the shades and packaging are so beautiful. Dior Precious Rocks – Holiday 2017 Collection is available on Dior Counters nationwide, BeautyBoutique by Shopper Drug Mart, The bay, and retailer respective .com sites.

*DISCLAIMER – This product was sent to me as part of press package, all views and opinions are 100% honest and based purely on my own experience.


Yehwadam is a new line launched by The Face Shop and focuses on brightening and anti-aging. It is described to be specifically developed to reveal skin’s brightness and radiance by reducing the appearance of pigmentations, dark spots, and dull skin tone. Yehwadam Pure Brightening line is formulated with 7 brightening and unspoiled traditional herbs grown in Korea. I am always looking for products that are brightening, anti-aging is a plus. Between my office hours and two kids at home, I have to go an extra mile to take care of my skin, look and feel good. So when it comes to brightening, yes I go for it. I was sent Yehwadam Pure Brightening Serum a few months back to test and review.

Yehwadam Pure Brightening Serum

I am always looking for products that are brightening, anti-aging is a plus. Between my office hours and two kids at home, I have to go an extra mile to take care of my skin, look and feel good. So when it comes to brightening, yes I go for it. I was sent Yehwadam Pure Brightening Serum a few months back to test and review.

Yehwadam Pure Brightening Serum

Yehwadam Pure Brightening Serum (CAD $78) is focused on giving the instant brightening effect, revealing skin’s natural glow and brightness using brightening ingredients such as pearl powder. This serum is silky and velvety in texture, glides on very smoothly on the skin. It does not leave any sticky feeling or any residue. Another thing about this serum is that along with brightening, anti-aging, it does provide hydration. The serum contains an ingredient named lamellar, a moisturizing ingredient with a similar structure to skin, to replenish skin with moisture.

Yehwadam Pure Brightening Serum

I use this serum either as a single treatment step or I layer it with other serums based on what my skin needs. Overall, I have noticed my skin is bright and radiant with this serum in my routine. The Yehwadam Pure Brightening Line does have more products in the range including toner, emulsion and brightening cream. All the products are available at The Face Shop.

*DISCLAIMER – This product was sent to me as part of press package, all views and opinions are 100% honest and based purely on my own experience.



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