As Spring approaches, the first thing I change in my daily routine is the fragrance. And when I change the fragrance every season, I do relate the notes with the season as many of you might do. A particular note might feel and smell different to me in particular season and it might be very off for the other. For me, Spring is all about fresh, floral, or fruity notes blended with the base notes of my choice which keep my mood elevated all day. Miu Miu L’Eau Rosée Eau de Toilette is a fresh floral fragrance with the keynotes of Blackcurrant, Lily, and Musk. Miu Miu L’eau Rosée is a new take on the first fragrance from Miu Miu.
Miu Miu L’Eau Rosée Eau de Toilette (CAD $94 – 50ml) is described to capture the spirit of the Miu Miu girl. This soft floral fragrance created from lily of the valley and cassis buds is tightly wrapped in notes of sophisticated musk. The iconic matelassé bottle is magnified by the elegant alchemy of transparent glass and light pink juice, with a contrasting navy blue collar. The nose behind the fragrance is Daniela (Roche) Andrier. The juice is a soft floral created from lily of the valley and cassis buds, tightly wrapped in the notes of sophisticated musk. As the name suggests, Miu Miu L’Eau Rosée is dewy and alive, a brand new olfactory chapter that stays true to the youthful yet erudite Miu Miu story.
This is very beautiful scent, the perfect feminine rose scent. I do not find it very sweet but the perfect blend of sweetness yet light and airy. It feels very pleasant and elegant. The green notes and the floral notes with the base note of musk, what can I ask more, such a beautiful blend and so perfect for the spring and summer. Just want to mention here that Rosée here means ‘dew’ as in dewdrop and not rose, so the focus is on the early spring vibe. The bottle as you see in pictures has matelassé-quilted glass, the navy blue band around the neck with house logo in gold. The bottle is heavy and feels really luxurious.
There is a reason why Cle de Peau Beaute – Le Serum is a bestseller product. I am going to share that reason with you guys and what difference I have noticed in my skin since I have started using this serum. You might have noticed I do mention in my posts how much time I have used a skincare product before having my thoughts ready, I will never want to give you guys an update on something that I have not used for good enough time, based on what product it is. For a serum, which works as a treatment and usually works on the deeper level of the skin, I do use it for around or over a month or two before writing about it. I have used Cle de Peau Beaute – Le Serum for over a month, 4-5 times every week in my night routine and over 3 times in a week during the daily day routine.
Cle de Peau Beaute – Le Serum (CAD $390) is described as a luxurious anti-aging serum awakens natural beauty for visible radiance with Chai Hu technology and our exclusive ingredient Illuminating Complex EX. Supporting skin’s natural healthy look, it enhances resilience and strengthens for increased suppleness, hydration, radiance and a soft cushiony texture. The serum is the new reformulated version of original, it has been elevated by not only the packaging, but the formula now contains Essential Prime Complex, an exclusive ingredient to support the fundamental barrier function of skin and lock in moisture for a visibly vibrant complexion. The serum is dermatologist tested and is non-comedogenic, so I was so happy about it as I have congestion-prone skin.
The ingredient list is amazing as well as the key benefits:
- Contains the signature skincare ingredient Illuminating Complex EX to diminish the appearance of damage caused by dryness and to bring visible improvement to the skin by providing hydration and a smooth refined texture.
- Formulated with Essential Prime Complex*, an exclusive ingredient to support the fundamental barrier function of skin and lock in moisture for a visibly vibrant complexion.
- Delivers vital moisture and softness to skin immediately and enhances firmness upon application.
- Powered by Chai Hu, Tormentilla Extract, and White Lily to help firm the skin, promote increased suppleness, and reduce the appearance of sagging and wrinkles.
- Features exclusive Self-Spreading Formulation that provides exceptional surface coverage and promotes thorough absorption to deliver nutrients to the skin’s root.
- Protects skin from the damaging effects of dryness, reduces roughness and the appearance of fine lines and creates perceptible smoothness.
- Encourages a youthful-looking, translucent complexion by enhancing the skin’s natural cycle of beauty renewal.
- Provides a luxurious beauty treatment experience while inspiring a sense of dramatic skin awakening.
- Formulated with a fresh elegant fragrance of natural rose and rare orchid that further enhances the luxury of this hydrating treatment.
If you see the packaging, it is like a piece of art or jewelry, I am loving the performance, results, and the packaging, it is all in one superb product. I use this serum after cleansing my face. The serum is colorless and fragrance-free, the consistency is gel-like, good to apply all over the face before it gets sunk into it and dries. As approaching my mid-thirties, I am more inclined towards the anti-aging products to maintain my skin. This serum has been a great addition to my skincare routine. My skin has been more clear, radiant, and youthful. I know some of you may not like the word youthful for a thirty-something woman, but I mean in the sense that I am seeing and feeling like the way my skin was in my twenties, it is youthful. So I am very positive that for a little more older skin than mine, it will have amazing results too. For younger age group, I would say it is better to start early than be late. The resurfacing action of the serum is helpful in keeping the breakouts at bay and also to clear out the skin of any pigmentation and imperfections. My skin has been brighter, clearer and luminous. I know you guys commented on my skin in my Instagram stories, this serum has been a part of my skincare routine and I am impressed. I do tend to get some dry flaky areas on the face while I have combination skin, more on the oily side. And while using this serum, I have not noticed any dry areas, skin is hydrated and calm.
I really love Cle de Peau Beaute skincare and makeup products as well, I reviewed the Clé de Peau Beauté Le Fond De Teint The Foundation and Clé de Peau Beauté Correcteur Visage Concealer SPF 25 here and Cle de Peau Eye and Lip Makeup Remover, Cle de Peau Cleansing Clay Scrub, and Cle de Peau Cotton here. Cle de Peau Beaute – Le Serum is available at Holt Renfrew, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Cle de Peau Beaute official website.
New launches from Dior are always something worth waiting for, especially when you have had more than enough of the winter and the newly launched lip products give you all the spring and summer that you can not wait to wear them. Dior Addict Lacquer Plump is newly launched while Dior Addict Lacquer Stick has the new limited edition shades. While Dior Addict Lacquer Stick is an easy to use lacquer-balm hybrid while Dior Addict Lacquer Plump is the first plumping lacquered lip ink. ‘Dior Addict Lacquer Plump is intensely colorful and long-lasting with unique radiance and shine effects, while its light texture provides incredible comfort.’, says Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director for Dior Makeup.
Dior Addict Lacquer Plump
Dior Addict Lacquer Plump (CAD $43) is the first plumping lacquered lip ink, an oil and water emulsion infused with color and enriched with natural hibiscus extract for a plumping effect hyaluronic and an ingredient that provides a fresh sensation. Dior Addict Lacquer Plump is activated upon contact with the lips, revealing the intensity and shine of its lacquered finish. After few seconds of application, color and shine appear in a featherlight film. The finish is radiant shiny plump lips, it provides shaping, smoothing and plumping effects with hydration. There are sixteen colors available in Dior Addict Lacquer Plump ranging from classic sophisticated shades, neons, glitters, I mean to say perfect for every type of party, whether timeless, electric or totally flashy.
I have used Dior Addict Lacquer Plump and the formula is really nice, it is light, hydrating, as well as pigmented. The shine and color are buildable, I have been wearing it to work, one single swipe and I am good to go to even a formal meeting. They did not dry out my lips, the color stayed on pretty well for over 5 hours and there was a stain on my lips after the product was gone. Even with the stain, I did not feel it dried my lips. I have swatched Dior Addict Lacquer Plump in 538 – Dior Glitz, 648 – Dior Pulse, 758 – D-Mesure, 926 – D-Fancy.
Dior Addict Lacquer Stick
Dior Addict Lacquer Stick (CAD $43) is a full coverage lacquer lipstick delivering high shine and intense color with just one swipe. The high-pigment pop shades glide on easily with one-coat coverage. There are six limited edition Dior Addict Lacquer Stick shades that are ultra-shiny, ultra-light nourishing oils and beeswax for added nourishment and long wear. The color payoff is intense, very comfortable to wear, and the staying power is amazing for something with this lightweight, soft and creamy texture. There is shades are beautiful plus they soothe and hydrate with the comfort of a balm. I have been wearing them non stop and always have one in my bag. No dryness, just hydration, and color. It melts into the lips nicely, without emphasizing any lines. I have swatched below Dior Addict Lacquer Stick in 627 Rising Star and 874 Walk of Fame.
Bottom line, highly recommend these both Dior Addict Lacquer Plump, Dior Addict Lacquer Stick formulas. Based on your preference of what formula you like, or if you want to try the liquid formula for the first time, Dior Addict Lacquer Plump is a good option. For something you can trust in the classic stick, you can go for Dior Addict Lacquer Stick. If you ask me, I am loving both the formulas and shade range, Dior never disappoints.
I reviewed the Dior Cool Wave Summer Collection 2018 here, the products are very wearable and on rotation. Dior Addict Lacquer Plump and Dior Addict Lacquer Stick are available at all Dior counters nationwide and online retailers, Sephora Canada, BeautyBoutique by Shoppers Drug Mart, Holt Renfrew, and Hudson’s Bay.
Okay guys, as asked by many of you about what I bought from the spring Sephora sale and promotions, I have the roundup of my haul below. I have purchased some new products and some products are repurchases. I usually stock up on my favorite body care products and then I have my skincare favorites. For most of the other things, I have been avoiding to buy keeping in mind the number of products I have been testing and do not want to have their shelf life over before I get to use them. Few products I ordered last week during the Sephora VIB Rouge exclusive days and they reached me last Monday. Other things I went to the store to pick up. I have divided the post into four sections and due to the nature of the last minute post request, I have tried to click the pictures as clear as I could.
For skincare, I am very choosy in my cleansers and have been wanting to try something specifically for my congestion and hormonal acne that flares up few times in a month and leaves those marks for many more months to come. I have used Kate Somerville Exfolikate cleanser and now bought the Kate Somerville Eradikate Cleanser along with the Kate Somerville Eradikate Solution. I opened these both products last week the same day I got it, I have been using them every day and like them both. I will review them in detail in my upcoming posts. Another cleanser I was eyeing since last few months was from La Mer, I bought the La Mer Cleansing Foam for the summers and I have high hopes for it. Perricone Md Nutritive cleanser is a repurchase, I really like it, never dries me out but makes my skin clean and fresh. Another product from Perricone Md I bought is the Perricone Md Chloro Plasma, it is everything you need for detoxifying, cleansing, anti-aging, and what not. I will keep you guys posted on how I like it. Tatcha Lip balm was also on the wishlist for a long time, finally splurged.
For Bodycare, there are mostly the repurchases. Loccitane has been my go-to brand for the body products for many years. I purchased my backups for Loccitane Shower Oil with Almond Oil, Loccitane Lavender Shower Gel, Verbena Body Lotion, Loccitane foot cream for dry skin, Loccitane hand cream for dry feet. Kopari coconut melt is a favorite of mine, for myself and also for my kids, it is so gentle and so hydrating. Fresh Brown Sugar Body polish is a repurchase for the coming season, I need all the exfoliation and glowing skin for the spring and summer dresses.
For haircare, I have loved the Drybar The Chaser Shine Cream I purchased last year during the Sephora sale. I wanted to try more from the brand, so got this Drybar Hot Toddy heat and UV protectant for hair. Olaplex has been on all social media and magazines, I had to buy this one, as my hair needs some extra care as they are dull, damaged, falling and I am getting aged obviously. Bumble and Bumble tonic lotion have been in my stash since some time, wanted to buy the invisible oil but I suspect it would be heavy for my medium hair, so got this Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible OilHeatt/UV protecting primer.
For makeup, I really controlled myself into not overspending as there are many products which I am testing and some which I purchased during the last sale and didn’t get a chance to use. I got my backup of the Tatcha Luminous dewy mist, Tatcha blotting papers, Beauty Blender. Bobbi Brown foundation stick is a cult favorite, so I wanted to try it since last year. Marc Jacobs Omega Bronzer I bought last year but I gifted it to a friend, so got one for myself now. I have not tried anything from Agave yet, so got the lip kit which has deluxe sizes of lip balm, lip scrub to try out the brand.
Two more things I bought are from Surratt Beauty which I am most excited for, the brushes. I did not click the picture as I opened them last week and they were in my brush case. I will click the pictures and post on my Instagram in this week. I will keep you guys posted on the products which I have not reviewed on the blog before, whether they are repurchases or first time buys.
I tried to give you a quick round-up of the products I purchased from Sephora this month. Did you buy something from the Sephora sale or are you planning to? Which products from my Sephora sale would you like to hear about first or want me to review first?
Givenchy Les Saisons 2018 African Light
Givenchy Les Saisons collection, this season, brings the heat just in time for summer with African Light, a collection all about radiance. In true couture form, with this Les Saisons summer collection, there are new innovative textures and sophisticated colors with a strong influence from their couture fashion house. Les Saisons 2018 African Light Collection has five products including the Bouncy Highlighter – African Light Gold, Prisme Blush – African Earth, Khol Couture No 8 – African Bronze, Rouge Interdit Vinyl No 17 African Copper, and Rouge Interdit Vinyl No. 18 African Raspberry. I am reviewing the Bouncy Highlighter which is the star of the collection in this post.
Givenchy Bouncy Highlighter – African Light Gold
Givenchy Bouncy Highlighter – African Light Gold (CAD $49) is a limited edition jelly highlighter. It is the prettiest highlighter I have seen, the couture design embossing is just so beautiful and delicate. The highlighter has a cooling effect jelly with bouncy texture and leaves a golden shimmer finish. The formula is infused with gold glitter and has a supple gel to cream texture. It blends in easily into the skin, giving the beautiful shimmering glow that reflects light. It does not leave any veil or any powdery finish, the jelly texture is one of the softest and creamiest I have tried, and the bounce effect is absolutely there. I would have never wanted to touch it but just keep looking at it, but then I have to had the swatches and then test it before writing this review.
The formula has some nice ingredients with skincare benefits, namely coconut milk, macadamia nut oil, and natural honey extract, that means there are hydration, antioxidants and protection, no doubt why it just melts into the skin. I use my finger to apply it to the high points of the face and it applies nicely, one gentle swipe gives me the beautiful natural golden glow. And just to mention that the lid needs to be closed after use so as to avoid it getting dry.
It has become an absolute favorite, the only thing I am afraid of is damaging the intricate pattern and embossing every time I glide my finger on this buttery highlighter.
Limited Edition Couture Edition 2018 – Le Rouge & Prisme Libre
Givenchy Prisme Libre Loose Powder – Couture Edition
Givenchy Prisme Libre Loose Powder – Couture Edition – N01 Mousseline Pastel (CAD $79) is the iconic loose powder for a mattified yet radiant complexion, in limited-edition couture packaging dressed in floral patterns for spring. The timeless case is dressed in a glamorous floral pattern—for the ultimate Givenchy Couture accessory. I have reviewed this powder multiple times in the past, linking the most recent review here.
Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick – Couture Edition
Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick – Couture Edition N315 Framboise (CAD $48.50) is the iconic lipstick with intense color, in a limited-edition couture case dressed with floral patterns. The genuine leather case is dressed in a glamorous floral pattern—for the ultimate Givenchy Couture accessory. The formula is beautiful, I have reviewed in detail in the past here.
Givenchy Les Saisons 2018 African Light Collection is available at Sephora Canada and Holt Renfrew. Couture Edition 2018 Le Rouge & Prisme Libre is available at Sephora Canada. All the products in both the collections are limited edition. I will keep you guys posted about the other products from the Givenchy Les Saisons 2018 African Light Collection.
Press samples, Givenchy Bronzer Brush is purchased by me