Back to School is always exciting, whether it is the emotions or the excitement, it is always special. Quo has three limited edition beauty releases for Quo back to school that will are available in Shoppers Drug Mart since this month. I was sent these products as part of the press kit for the limited edition launches.
Quo Brush Set (CAD $38) is a limited edition brush collection which features 5 beautifully crafted Quo Cosmetics brushes with custom colored handles. The set comes with a cosmetic bag to store and protect your brushes. The powder brush is used to apply powder all over the face and body. The contour brush is used to highlight and contour the hollows of the cheeks and cheekbones.
The eye shadow brush is used to apply base shadow color on eye lids. The crease blender brush is shaped and pointed to blend that dark crease eye shadow. The Liner/Brow brush is used to define eye-line and brows. The brushes are very soft and do not streak while applying a product. The hairs have not fallen while I was testing these.
Quo Total Beauty Kit (CAD $45) is curated as a kit for a complete, fresh beauty look.Each product is packaged in an eye-catching black and white design. The kit included 4 eyeshadows, 1 lipstick, 1 lip gloss, 1 eyeliner, 1 cream blush and 1 cream highlighter.
The texture of the blush and highlighter is very creamy. The eyeshadows are very pigmented and have no fallout. The lipstick and lipgloss are not drying for the lips and are comfortable to wear. The eyeliner is very pigmented and dark black, the way I like.
Quo “My Makeup” Notebook Palettes (CAD $32) are 3 palettes perfect for creating different fall beauty looks. Each palette contains 4 eyeshadows and 1 blush. I am totally loving the packaging of these, very unique.
The eyeshadows are very pigmented and the shades do compliment other shades in the palette.
These all sets make a beautiful gift as well as something that will look beautiful on any skin tone and will suit sitting on any dresser.
Which of the above sets look the best to you? Do you like shopping during back-to-school?
Maison Francis Kurkdjian has created contemporary fragrances characterized by excellence, savoir-faire, and audacity. The House’s fragrance collection is conceived as a “fragrance wardrobe”. It is committed to uncompromising quality in the unique tradition of French fine perfumery, the House at the same time proposes a contemporary vision of the art of creating and wearing perfume.
From the fragrance wardrobe of Maison Francis Kurkdjian, three emblematic perfumes, À la rose, Amyris femme and Aqua Universalis are now available in the new line of scented products for hair and body. I was sent Amyris femme scented body oil and À la rose scented hair mist for testing and review purposes. The packaging of both the products is in beautiful Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris glass bottles. Both the body oil and hair mist have a fine spray pump to dispense the product.
Maison Francis Kurkdjian Amyris femme scented body oil
The scented body oil covers the skin with an exquisite, sensual veil. The texture of the body oil is light, non-greasy and absorbs into the skin rapidly leaving the skin satiny smooth and delicately scented. It blends three oils which are selected based on their natural properties which are Argan Oil, Sweet Amond Oil, and Apricot Kernel Oil. Argan Oil has revitalizing and antioxidant properties. Sweet Almond Oil has to soften and regenerating abilities. Apricot Kernal Oil contributes to radiance boosting.
Amyris femme scented body oil (USD $75/75ml) is described as Amyris femme reveals the deep fullness of iris from Florence in a burst of lemon and orange blossom from California, set ablaze by an amber-musk accord. The notes of this scented body oil are Lemon tree flower, Californian Orange, Jamaican Amyris, Florentine Iris, Haitian Vetiver and Musky Amber. The body oil comes out of the bottle through the pump in a very fine mist and is very easy to use. I like the scent of the body oil, I would say it is perfect for all seasons and the delicate scent lingers on the body for few hours before it dissipates. To get the more out of it, I would suggest to layer it with the same fragrance. I did not notice any residue or greasiness and the oil absorbs really fast into the skin. I have used it on full body and on the exposed parts of the body and works well either way. If I use it on my heat points of the body and then put the same fragrance over it, it just gives that amazing effect which lasts the whole day.
Maison Francis Kurkdjian À la rose scented hair mist
The À la rose scented hair mist (USD $65/75ml) is light in texture and absolutely feminine mist that scents hair in a delicate and refined beauty ritual. It is alcohol-free and is very gentle to hair. The sillage is luminous and floral. À la rose scented hair mist is described as The radiance of Damascena and Centifolia roses delicately graces the hair like a veil of infinite femininity. A feeling of freshness that carries in its sillage bergamot from Calabria combined with violet and magnolia blossoms, subtly warmed by a whisper of cedar wood and musk.
The notes of this hair mist are Centifolia rose from Grasse, Damascena rose from Bulgaria, Bergamot from Calabria, Orange from California, Violet, Magnolia Blossom, Cedar Wood, and Musk. I have loved a good hair fragrance and when I do not find my favorite fragrance in the hair version, I find myself spraying the fragrance either on my neck near the hair or on my wrists and then touch my hair sparingly with the wrists to have the fragrance blend into the hair. I know it is not right as the fragrance does contain alcohol which is not very good if used daily on the hair. This hair-mist is alcohol-free and that means it will not dry out the hair and is gentle on it. The scent lingers in the hair all day and is not strong but very gentle and delicate.
I am in love with these two scented products and they have been my go-to in my everyday routine. I would totally recommend these if you are looking for a scented body oil or a scented hair mist. These are available online and in stores at Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Net-A-Porter, and Saks Fifth Avenue.
What are your favorite scents of a hair mist or a body oil?
You must be thinking dehydrated body and dehydrated skin make sense but what is dehydrated hair and if there is something like ‘dehydrated hair’, and if you have dehydrated hair. I know I had the same concerns in my mind when I heard about this term. We come across different terms for hair like dry, oily, dull in our daily routine but I was curious to know what is dehydrated hair, Okay here I start. Christophe Robin hydrating range, which I am going to talk about in this post, is based on the concerns and needs of his clients, I do consider myself his client too (not a direct one yet but I still am and love all the products I have use from his brand, like they were created based on my hairs needs).
If your hair is dull and losing its elasticity and bounce, If your hair is prone to static electricity, If your hair inflates at the slightest sign of humidity, These are all the signs of Dehydrated Hair. I do get “Yes” for all the three ‘If’s‘ I mentioned above and I had never had an idea that my hair could be dehydrated, I would have thought about them as a bad hair day or something I missed while styling them. But the real reason might be the wind, cold, weather, the sun, friction from rubbing against helmet or scarves. So we come to the conclusion that moisturizing hair is as important as moisturizing skin every day.
Christophe Robin products are developed by combining natural ingredients to develop effective formulas and for this new Hydrating range, the main ingredient is Aloe Vera. This range is suitable for men and women. I remember my mom used to have an Aloe Vera plant grown in her garden and she would get a little pulp from it every day and apply it on her face and then to mine, it used to soothe the skin, hydrate and brighten it. Whenever I go to visit her, She still loves to do that and I can see her skin is so beautiful. And yes she eats it too sometimes which is far better than buying Aloe Vera juice from the stores. Okay, now putting my stories aside, let me talk about these products which have Aloe Vera and are for hair. I was sent these products as part of press package for testing and review purposes. The packaging of the products is in white sturdy bottles and dispenser and pump for both work very well.
Aloe Vera plant has very thick leathery leaves which keep the vital resources inside the leave intact. Aloe Vera gel is a combination of water and over 75 active molecules, 20 minerals, 18 amino acids, 12 vitamins, and nutrients. Yes, I do understand all these as My mom is a Chemistry Professor and I was a good student, so this was an obvious choice for my mom and I trust her choice of products till now. That means, these products were destined to be loved by me, but wait, let me start with them again, I won’t divert the topic now.
Christophe Robin Hydrating Shampoo with Aloe Vera (CAD $43/250ml) is suitable for all types of hair and is gentle enough for frequent use. It is enriched with Aloe Vera, a rich blend of water, vitamins, and nutrients which provide soothing and hydration. I take a small amount of the shampoo and distribute it through wet hair, lather and then rinse thoroughly. The scent is so invigorating and fresh. Then I follow with the Hydrating Leave-in Mist with Aloe Vera. I spray it few times on the damp hair and either air dry or blow dry the hair.
Christophe Robin Hydrating leave-in mist with Aloe Vera (CAD $48/150ml) is a leave-in mist suitable for all hair types. It provides hydration as well as helps detangling of the hair. It can be use don hair lengths as well as on the scalp. It is formulated with pure aloe vera gel and an active plant ingredient which soothes and restores the scalp’s comfort. It is very light in texture with the same invigorating and freshening scent as the hydrating shampoo. It can be used as a mid day pick me up for a quick spritz and refresh the hair or if hair is feeling dry and dull. I do feel my hair pleasantly soft and shiny while my scalp is calm and healthier.
Both these products are must-try if you have any one of the three ‘If’s‘ I highlighted in bold letters in the first half of this post. Christophe Robin Hydrating Shampoo with Aloe Vera and Christophe Robin Hydrating leave-in mist with Aloe Vera are available at Sephora Canada.
What is your favorite hair care product for hair and for scalp?