Leonor Greyl is a pioneer in natural hair care since 1968 and creates high performance and effective quality products based on an innovative concept that combines treatment with beauty, using only the highest quality naturally active ingredients. Leonor Greyl has 40 concentrated, unique high-quality natural products, with deliciously aromatic fragrances of fruits and flowers. The products are silicone, coal-tar, paraben, and Sodium Laureth Sulfate free and environment-friendly. No animal testing is done on the products. This editorial is about my experience with Hair Purifying and Calming Treatment with Leonor Greyl Paris products.

Hair Purifying and Calming Treatment with Leonor Greyl Paris

My hair has been through different phases, they are different now from what they were before my pregnancy and delivery. Hormonal, environmental, and lifestyle are the main factors that contribute to not just your health, mood, skin, but also hair. My scalp is sometimes itchy, flaky, and I did experience my share of hair fall now and then.  At the end, the things that work for me are hair care with a healthy lifestyle. There is no permanent solution but it is an ongoing process of caring. And here I am caring and sharing what I have been using since last month and is becoming a favorite ritual of my hair care routine.

The Purifying and Calming Treatment comprise of three products Regenerescence Naturelle, Creme aux Fleurs, and Bain Traitant a la Propolis. This treatment compensates the scalp’s deficiencies, removes dandruff and soothes itchy sensations. It works to purify the scalp and restore an instant and long-lasting sense of well being.

Regenerescence Naturelle

Regenerescence Naturelle is described as a cocktail of botanical oils which help increase blood circulation, purify the scalp, stimulate hair growth and fortifies hair. The Borage and Mimosa Tenuiflora oils have the regenerating properties which when combined with purifying benefits of essential oils restore life to dull, lifeless hair. That also gently removes dead skin cells and product buildup.

Hair Purifying and Calming Treatment with Leonor Greyl Paris

 

Hair Purifying and Calming Treatment with Leonor Greyl Paris

Creme aux Fleurs

Creme aux Fleurs is described as a washing and calming treatment cream for irritated scalps. The natural ingredients in this washing cream moisturize and provide an instant sensation of well-being to the irritated scalp. It is a sulfate-free formula which neutralizes scalp’s sensitivity while restoring softness to dry, damaged, and frizzy hair.

Hair Purifying and Calming Treatment with Leonor Greyl Paris

Bain Traitant a la Propolis

Bain Traitant a la Propolis is described as a gentle dandruff treatment shampoo. The formula is a mixture of propolis with a cocktail of botanical active ingredients to prevent the development of microbial flora and itching sensations, which is one of the conditions for dandruff. This shampoo gently removes dandruff conditions and ensures proper hygiene of scalp.

Hair Purifying and Calming Treatment with Leonor Greyl Paris

Now the question is how I do the Purifying and Calming Treatment? I apply Regenerescence Naturelle on my dry scalp, gently massage for few seconds. Then I mix a little amount of Creme aux Fleurs and Bain Traitant a la Propolis together. I apply the mixture to the scalp where I applied Regenerescence Naturelle. I Massage gently to ensure even distribution and application. After leaving it on for 15 minutes, O start emulsifying it by adding small amounts of water. Then I rinse thoroughly. The result is calm, soothed scalp with soft and shiny hair. I would also like to mention again, the products smell so beautiful, it does uplift the mood and feels like you are indulging in the ritual. The main question you might have in mind is how long does the scalp stay calm, the answer is until the conditions for dandruff and irritation are again feasible, means the scalp is hygienic and clean will keep it calm and soothed. The flakiness on my scalp is also no more present. A healthy scalp means a good place for hair growth. I have been very impressed with these products and this line. I am definitely going to try more from this line, especially the hair masks and styling products as the products have suited my scalp and hair very well.

If you want to try the products, they are available in deluxe sizes which are also perfect if you are traveling. Leonor Greyl Paris products are available on Leonor Greyl Paris Website, Net-A-Porter, Cult Beauty, Nordstrom, and SpaceNK.

*DISCLAIMER – These are press samples sent to ‘The Velvet Life’, all views and opinions are 100% honest and based purely on my own experience.


Guerlain legendry creations are reinvented and encased in a beautiful packaging of black and gold this winter. Since the first look at the Guerlain Christmas Holiday 2017 collection, I was so excited about it. Black and Gold are one of my favorite combination and this collection has created a new milestone of reference for perfection. It is perfect as a collector’s item, on the vanity, in the bag to show off, it fits anywhere.

Guerlain Christmas Holiday 2017 Collection

I am reviewing Terracotta Gold Light Gold Bronzing Powder, Rouge G Exceptional Complete Lip Color in Flaming Red, and Gold Light TopCoat for lash, brow, and hair.

Guerlain Christmas Holiday 2017 Collection

Terracotta Gold Light Gold Bronzing Powder

Terracotta Gold Light Gold Bronzing Powder (CAD $69) in limited edition is described to perfectly enhance your natural sun-kissed glow and catch the light with the precious hints of gold contained in the formula. The formula contains incredibly fine mother-of-pearl, and imitates the dazzling light of skin that has been left silky by the sun. The powder has a very captivating fragrance and uplifts the mood every time I open the case. The formula contains moisturizing active ingredients that do not dry out the skin and provides comfort.

Guerlain Christmas Holiday 2017 Collection

At first, when I saw the powder in person, I thought it might be too light for my skin tone, which for your reference is medium tan, but after swatching it, it looks very natural and not fake. The powder is very fine and blends into the skin seamlessly. It does look very natural on the skin, without any cakiness or drying.

Guerlain Christmas Holiday 2017 Collection

I use it on the upper of my cheekbones, brow arch, bridge of the nose where my face catches the light. The glow is beautiful, like the perfect sun-kissed glow. The case as you see in the picture is the reusable art deco metal jewel case.

Rouge G Exceptional Complete Lip Color in Flaming Red

Rouge G Exceptional Complete Lip Color in Flaming Red (CAD $61) is cast in a gold and black fine jewelry case that reveals a mirror on opening. Th lipstick is a subtle balance of intense color and the comforting pleasure of a creamy lip balm. The lipstick has a sweet refreshing scent with the dry down of vanilla. The main ingredients include Hyaluronic acid spheres to fill your lips and Mango butter to soften the lips.

Guerlain Christmas Holiday 2017 Collection

I like Guerlain lipstick for their formulas and shades. And when it is limited edition collection, it has to be something exceptional. Flamingo Red is a beautiful red shade which is very pigmented, creamy, and plumping. Depending on the intensity you want, you can use it straight from the bullet or with a brush with a complimenting lip liner.

Guerlain Christmas Holiday 2017 Collection

Gold Light TopCoat

Gold Light TopCoat (CAD $30) is a limited edition product designed to dress lashes, eyebrows, and hair with precious hints of gold for a unique look. It can be applied alone or in superposition with other shades. It can be applied from root to tip of the lashes in a single coat or multiple coats to intensify the volume and color. I have used it on lashes, hair, and brows. It looks very natural in the daylight but does dazzle in the dark, in a good way.

Guerlain Christmas Holiday 2017 Collection

Overall, as expected, exceptional packaging, amazing formulas as always, and beautiful products. There are three other products in the Holiday collection, named, Meteorites Gold Light, Gold Palette, and Rouge G in Glamorous Cherry which does look beautiful but I did not get a chance to check them out yet.

Guerlain Christmas Holiday 2017 Collection

From top to bottom – Terracotta Gold Light Gold Bronzing Powder, Rouge G in Flaming Red, Gold Light TopCoat 

Guerlain Christmas Holiday 2017 Collection is available at Guerlain Boutique & Institute and select counters, Sephora, The Hudson’s Bay. How do you like this collection? Would you be picking up something from this collection?

*DISCLAIMER – These are press samples sent to ‘The Velvet Life’, all views and opinions are 100% honest and based purely on my own experience.


Serums are an important part of my daily skincare regime. Be it a single serum or multiple serums that I layer based on my skin’s need, I never miss out on a serum, not a single day. Weather change and environmental factors have always affected my skin, not much in a good way, so in turn, I have to take extra care of my skin. I have been using Vichy Mineral 89 Daily Skin Booster Serum since last six month, on and off, either as a single serum or layering it over my other treatment serum. It has never disappointed me, like other products that I have used from the brand.

Vichy Mineral 89 (CAD $39.95) is described as a pure and powerful formula concentrated with 89% Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water, born in the French volcanoes, and associated with natural hyaluronic acid. It hydrates to strengthen skin and protect it against aggressors like weather changes, stress, fatigue and pollution, factors that lead to dull skin, skin damage, and weak skin barrier. It is suitable for all skin types, even the sensitive ones. It is paraben free, fragrance-free, alcohol-free, oil-free, non-greasy, and silicone free.

Vichy Mineral 89

I have been reaching out for this serum when my skin needs an extra boost of hydration or if my skin is feeling dehydrated. The texture of the serum is a light gel which absorbs very fast into the skin without leaving any oiliness or greasy feeling. I use it after cleansing and before my moisturizer or another serum. It even works great the next day after using the detox or clay mask, I have noticed it balances the skin without making it dry or oily. My skin feels hydrated and plump when I use this serum, it does feel very lightweight.

Vichy Mineral 89

The makeup sits on well on the skin with this serum, no issues of rolling off or caking. I have used it day and night with no irritation or breakouts, that is a plus for acne prone skin types as it hydrates already irritated skin without causing more congestion. I still have a half bottle left, and it will be over by the end of winter. The packaging is in a heavy glass bottle with a pump which dispenses the right amount of serum, I need one and a half pump to cover my face and a part of the neck.

Overall, it is a nice serum to add to your skincare routine in any season when your skin needs an extra boost of hydration and plumpness, without breakouts or congestion, for all skin types. Vichy Mineral 89 is available at Vichy.ca, beauty boutique online.

*DISCLAIMER – This is a press sample sent to ‘The Velvet Life’, all views and opinions are 100% honest and based purely on my own experience.


With Mending and Extending the hair,  I mean mending the hair already in need of help and extend the hairstyle in the way to delay the hair wash. I have Morocconoil Mending Infusion and Aveda Shampure Dry Shampoo which I have been using and thought to share with you guys. For me, I do use heat on my hair twice a week which makes me more concerned about the health of my hair, particularly dry and brittle ends. And to delay using heat on my hair, I like to use a dry shampoo.

Morocconoil Mending Infusion and Aveda Shampure Dry Shampoo

Morocconoil Mending Infusion

Morocconoil Mending Infusion (CAD $37) is described as an advanced argan-oil infused lotion-serum that not only mends hair to provide a frictionless finish but also nourishes, conditions and helps to strengthen hair. Additionally, the ultra-lightweight formula provides long-lasting benefits that help prevent future damage over time, resulting in healthier-looking, touchably-soft and silky hair with each use.

The key ingredients include Argan Oil(help restore elasticity, smoothness, and manageability to hair while imparting brilliant shine), Galactoarabinan(it provides vital moisture and helps restore a healthy look to the hair), Baobab Extract(to improve elasticity and increase hair strength), Panthenol/Provitamin B5 (hair conditioning agent and moisturizer to enhance hair shine), Coconut Alkanes(provides a smooth feel and shine, while aiding in spreadability of the hair), and Hydrolyzed Quinoa(help restore hair’s strength).

Morocconoil Mending Infusion

I use it at the ends of my dry hair after washing or during the week. After using this, the hair feels moisturized and the split and brittle ends do not appear to be much noticeable. The consistency of the product is light cream like and it smells almost same like the Morrocconoil treatment which I reviewed here. It is not oily or does not makes the ends oily, just smooth and better version of the hair ends. I do feel my hair silky and soft after using this on the ends. Morocconoil Mending Infusion is available at Morocconoil official website and Sephora Canada.

Aveda Shampure Dry Shampoo

Aveda Shampure Dry Shampoo(CAD $39) is described to revives hair with naturally derived powders that absorb excess oil and impurities. It is suitable for all hair types. It calms the senses with an aroma with 25 pure flower and plant essences including certified organic lavender, petitgrain and ylang-ylang.

Aveda Shampure Dry Shampoo

My scalp gets oily after a day or two after washing and I tend to use a dry shampoo to extend my hairstyle and delay the hair wash. I like the smell of this dry shampoo and it does what it is supposed to do, soaks up oil from scalp. It makes the hair silky and fresh. The only issue I have with this is the packaging of the product, there is no control over how much product you want out, and for me, it is always too much, so either I try to shake a bit over the scalp or just have it on the palm of my hand and then apply to the scalp. It is very fine powder and dissipates quickly without leaving the white cast. Other than that, the formula is good, smells really good and does not leave the white powder or white stuff in the hair. Aveda Shampure Dry Shampoo is available at Aveda official website.

Overall, both these products have been a nice addition to my hair care routine. I would recommend both of these if you are looking to mend and extend your hair and hairstyle.

*DISCLAIMER – These are press samples sent to ‘The Velvet Life’, all views and opinions are 100% honest and based purely on my own experience.


True Luxury is meant to last‘ – Kilian Hennessy. To mark the occasion of ten years in the perfume industry, Kilian Hennessy created the ‘From Dusk till Dawn Collection’ in homage to one of his favorite artists, Gustav Klimt. The collection comprises of two new fragrances, ‘Woman in Gold’ and ‘Gold Knight’. Both the scents play with dualities: darkness and light, feminity and masculinity, modernity and proud tradition. As with all Kilian Collections, From Dusk till Dawn is about seeking luxury in every aspect of one’s life, finding elegance in every day. ‘I wanted to mark this milestone with something unexpected. Something out of the norm, where I would be able to take inspiration from fine art and translate it into the world of perfume.’ – says Kilian Hennessy.

Woman in Gold By Kilian

The fragrance is housed in a magnificent coffret, beautifully embellished in homage to Klimt’s masterful signature style. The black bottle is adorned with Kilian’s signature finishes including the engraved plaque, galvanized cap, both rendered in gold tone – comes inside its own sculptured enameled box. Once opened, the mirror metal lid inside reflects the luminosity, mysterious glamour, and jewel-like quality of each bottle.

Woman in Gold By Kilian

The faceted flacon is inspired by the timeless cognac carafe and is created by a traditional glass-making technique requiring 12 craftspeople. The bottle is finely engraved in a light reflecting pattern that replicates the brand’s iconic ‘K’ and also bears the golden plaque, finished with a heavyweight stopper, fashioned from metal and glass.

Woman in Gold By Kilian

‘Woman in Gold’ is inspired by 1907 portrait of leading Viennese art patron and taste-maker Adele Bloch-Bauer who was the only woman Klimt painted twice. The perfumer for ‘Woman in Gold’ is Calice Becker. The paintings fascinating contrasts and complexities, bewitching glamour, and intrigue inspired Calice to create this ‘texturized and brilliant, rich and voluptuous scent’. The top notes are Bergamot, middle notes are Rose and Vanilla Absolute, and base notes are Patchouli and Akigalawood.

Woman in Gold By Kilian

To me, the notes that stood up on my skin are the rose, vanilla, and patchouli, in a delicate, expensive, and feminine manner. The Akigalawood, which is an exclusive patchouli molecule, give the sophisticated and expensiveness feel to the scent. It is delicately powdery at the same time as well as clean and light-weight, not very overpowering but warm. The dry down of vanilla is absolutely delicious. The scent does not change much on my skin and the staying power is good, lingers around for the whole day. I would not wear it every day but it is a special occasion scent, when you feel the best, when luxury is your agenda.

It is indeed ‘A Perfume as complex and dazzling as the woman who wears it’. Kilian is available at Holt Renfrew, Saks Fifth Avenue, Net-A-Porter, Harrods.



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