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Your skin needs moisture, no matter what skin type you have. Moisture is essential for healthy skin and based on what the skin types is, it could be lightweight, rich, or extra rich. For me, my combination skin needs something that keeps it in balance without being overly dry or overly rich in moisture. My motive of saying all this is that moisturizer is an important part of skincare routine and even if you use any number of the products like essence, serum, sunscreen, makeup, the one thing I do not think anyone forgets is the moisturizer. So, the moisturizer you use needs to be something that suits your skin and its needs. I have been using the duo of moisturizers for day and night – Revive Skincare Moisturizing Renewal Cream Nightly Retexturizer and Revive Skincare Moisturizing Renewal Cream – Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Sunscreen and sharing my thoughts on how I feel about them for the time I have used them. They are going to be in the rotation in my skincare routine and you will see them more on my Instagram and social handles.

Revive Skincare Moisturizing Renewal Cream Nightly Retexturizer and Revive Skincare Moisturizing Renewal Cream - Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Sunscreen

About the brand, ‘RéVive™ is a luxury skincare line developed by Dr. Gregory Bays Brown, a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon created to bring back that glow. Each product has been scientifically formulated with Bio-Renewal Technology, inspired by patented and Nobel Prize winning science, that Dr. Brown used to heal burn victims. This breakthrough technology delivers fast results to help change the behavior of your skin. With increased skin cell renewal and improved collagen and elastin, skin looks rejuvenated and revitalized and signs of aging are dramatically reduced. Dr. Brown formulates RéVive™ products with a collection of bio-engineered proteins called Bio Renewal Technology inspired by the proteins that we produce naturally. These skin-identical proteins mimic your skin’s bio-renewal process to quickly renew skin’s structure to behave at a more youthful rate.’

Revive Skincare Moisturizing Renewal Cream Nightly Retexturizer and Revive Skincare Moisturizing Renewal Cream - Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Sunscreen

Revive Skincare Moisturizing Renewal Cream – Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Sunscreen is a day moisturizer helps protect skin while encouraging skin cell renewal with a Rapid Renewal Complex that quickly reveals new, brighter skin. Dull, dry skin is transformed to healthy looking, more luminous skin.

Revive Skincare Moisturizing Renewal Cream Nightly Retexturizer and Revive Skincare Moisturizing Renewal Cream - Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Sunscreen

Revive Skincare Moisturizing Renewal Cream Nightly Retexturizer is a retexturizing hydrator night cream that gently exfoliates, renews and moisturizes facial skin. It is the best selling product from the brand that works hard overnight to make skin feel replenished and revived in the morning. Its unique formula works overtime as you sleep to help eradicate imperfections and visibly diminish fine lines. Wake up to fresher, more beautiful skin. Provides overall glow for a luminous, youthful complexion. RéVive Moisturising Renewal Cream utilizes RéVive’s exclusive Nobel Prize-winning ingredient, Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF), to dramatic effect. It soothes and nourishes the skin to leave it luminous and vibrant. Simultaneously exfoliating and hydrating the skin, the sophisticated cream also works to reduce blemishes and imperfections, while evening out skin tone. By binding in moisture, it gently plumps the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines. RéVive Moisturising Renewal Cream uses glycolic acid to smooth and retexture the skin, rendering it soft as silk on the surface and yet firm to the touch.

Revive Skincare Moisturizing Renewal Cream Nightly Retexturizer and Revive Skincare Moisturizing Renewal Cream - Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Sunscreen
Moisturizing Renewal Cream Nightly Retexturizer, Moisturizing Renewal Cream – Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Sunscreen

This duo has been my go-to since last few days and I am really enjoying how my skin is liking them. For my blemish prone combination skin, the creams did not irritate or break me out. They go on smoothly, absorbs nicely without feeling oily or leaving any residue. The day cream stays on well under the makeup and the night cream works great with my other steps in the skincare routine like the toner, serum, and eye cream. My skin, no doubt, looks fresh, bright, even-toned, supple, and healthy overall.

Revive Skincare is available at reviveskincare.com, Holt Renfrew, Nordstrom, SpaceNK, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Neiman Marcus.

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The holiday season is almost here and all I can think of is the limited edition gift sets and gorgeous products that are all over the stores making it more and more difficult to choose the right gift. This post kicks off my series on my special recommendations I chose for you guys for the upcoming season. Acqua di Parma has a festive Gift Set of Chinotto di Liguria essentials presented in a gift box beautifully illustrated by the British artist Clym Evernden linked here. The Chinotto di Liguria gift set includes a 75ml eau de toilette, a 40ml moisturizing shower gel, and a new 50ml spray body lotion, infused with the refreshing and lively signature citrus scent of the Mediterranean landscape. I have details on the Chinotto di Liguria eau de toilette and the spray body lotion in this editorial.

Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Chinotto Di Liguria

Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Chinotto Di Liguria eau de toilette is a refreshing and lively scent from Liguria for men and women. This refreshing scent encapsulates Italy’s coastal Chinotto and mandarin trees. The nose behind the fragrance is Francois Demachy, he is also the nose behind four other Blu Mediterraneo perfumes including this one. The note that is focussed and is also in the name of the fragrance is Chinotto which is a rare Mediterranean citrus. The citrus notes are combined with jasmine, geranium, rosemary, and cardamom. Patchouli and musk evoke nature and wellbeing. The notes of the fragrance are: Chinotto, Mandarin, Jasmine, Geranium, Rosemary, Cardamom, Patchouli, and Musk

Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Chinotto Di Liguria

‘Chinotto, the rarest and most precious citrus fruit, is a bittersweet treasure of Italy. This refreshing and lively scent is inspired by a unique land of contrasts. Like a perfect memory of a sunny morning walk overlooking the sea alongside Chinotto and mandarin trees, this fragrance evokes the delightful embrace of sand and sea. Echoes and sunny touches of jasmine and geranium are refreshed by the energetic notes of rosemary and cardamom. Patchouli and musk evoke the silence and peace of an untouched nature for a pure moment of well-being.’

Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Chinotto Di Liguria Body Lotion is a lightweight and hydrating body mist enriched with almond, olive and grape seed oils to leave skin soft and scented by the fresh and sophisticated notes of Chinotto di Liguria. The fragrance Notes are same as the Eau de toilette: Chinotto, Mandarin, Jasmine, Geranium, Rosemary, Cardamom, Patchouli, Musk.

Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Chinotto Di Liguria

The fragrance is a chypre floral fragrance. It is a fresh summery fragrance and totally reminds me of a beach vacation, so fresh and full of energy. The staying power of the fragrance is around 5-6 hours on my skin and if I follow the eau de toilette after applying the body lotion from the same range, I could smell the scent even longer and it lingers around for a bit more longer time. The scent is not overpowering to me and would be a great gift for anyone going for a vacation, or for yourself for the summer or for a vacation, the set is a great value to try more from the same range.

Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Chinotto Di Liguria gift set and individual products from the range are available at Holt Renfrew, Sephora Canada, Nordstrom, and Saks Fifth Avenue.

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With some amazing new launches for the fall and holidays, I am so excited about all the new products with the warmness, the intense shades, comfortable melting textures, and the feel of the bright time. I am sharing the new launches from Giorgio Armani including the Giorgio Armani Rouge d’Armani Matte lipstick, Eyes to Kill Lacquered Eyeliner, and Eyes to Kill Stellar Mono Eyeshadows which are all gorgeous shades and textures which will suit most of the skin tones.

Giorgio Armani Rouge d’Armani Matte lipstick, Eyes to Kill Lacquered Eyeliner, and Eyes to Kill Stellar Mono Eyeshadows

Giorgio Armani Rouge d’Armani Matte lipstick is the new matte lip color from the brand which is very pigmented, long-wear, and comfortable to wear. The pigmentation is amazing, a single application gives a really good coverage. It is formulated with a light-diffusing gel that allows for a rich matte finish that looks smooth and supple, rather than dry. The formula also has emollient paste agent, ester oils and a hydrogenated jojoba oil make for a creamy, glide-on application sensation.

Giorgio Armani Rouge d’Armani Matte lipstick, Eyes to Kill Lacquered Eyeliner, and Eyes to Kill Stellar Mono Eyeshadows

The matte packaging is absolutely gorgeous, ultra-matte bullet, sleek matte red and black packaging with iconic Armani magnetic closure. Someone with dry lips, I have been wearing these all for testing and very impressed with the formula, my lips were comfortable without being dry and the intensity from a single swipe from the bullet is amazing, I did blur it out with my finger to make it more diffused.

Giorgio Armani Rouge d’Armani Matte lipstick, Eyes to Kill Lacquered Eyeliner, and Eyes to Kill Stellar Mono Eyeshadows

Overall, a great formula and vibrant shades to worth checking out. The four shades I have swatched below are:

200 Diva (Mocha)

400 Four Hundred (Red Crimson)

500 Fatale (Blush Pink)

506 Maharajah (Pink).

Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Lacquered Eyeliner is described as a water-based liquid eyeliner that reflects the light and illuminates the eyes with a single, graphics and deep black sweep. It is designed in the iconic pack of Giorgio Armani liner, the pack provides a precise application. It has a high level of well-dispersed Carbon Black which helps with intense black and even finish. It has a high level of latex for its long-lasting properties, shiny effect, and comfort.

Giorgio Armani Rouge d’Armani Matte lipstick, Eyes to Kill Lacquered Eyeliner, and Eyes to Kill Stellar Mono Eyeshadows

The water-based formula reflects the light which makes it look like freshly applied and intense at the same time. For my eye shape, I do prefer a very thin line rather than a thick eyeliner, this eyeliner is easy to apply and I did have control over how intense I need to apply but I was not able to get that very thin line over my upper lashline. It has a nice staying power, did not smudge for over 7-8 hours.

Giorgio Armani Rouge d’Armani Matte lipstick, Eyes to Kill Lacquered Eyeliner, and Eyes to Kill Stellar Mono Eyeshadows

Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Stellar Mono Eyeshadow is an ultra-pigmented, long-lasting eyeshadow with a comfortable gel texture and shimmery finish. The shades are bright, applies evenly, with a shimmering finish and the texture is just so soft and bouncy making the application so easy.

Giorgio Armani Rouge d’Armani Matte lipstick, Eyes to Kill Lacquered Eyeliner, and Eyes to Kill Stellar Mono Eyeshadows

Eyes to Kill Stellar 4 Stardust

The gel-like bouncy formula glides on the lids and transforms into light powder when applied with a finger. The formula is easy to blend and comfortable to wear.

Giorgio Armani Rouge d’Armani Matte lipstick, Eyes to Kill Lacquered Eyeliner, and Eyes to Kill Stellar Mono Eyeshadows

Eyes to Kill Stellar 5 Stellar

There are six sparkling shades available in this new mono eyeshadow formula which can be applied alone, or mixed and matched to create more fun or intense looks. The formula is rich, pigmented, and buildable. It looks beautiful yet subtle at the same time with a single swipe on the lids. I have been using the two shades 4 Stardust and 5 Stellar and really obsessed that I am going to check out the rest 4 shades out of 6.

Giorgio Armani Rouge d’Armani Matte lipstick, Eyes to Kill Lacquered Eyeliner, and Eyes to Kill Stellar Mono Eyeshadows

I have been wearing the two products from Neo Nude Collection which I reviewed here and these new launches are definitely going to be in rotation now. Giorgio Armani Beauty is available at armani-beauty.ca, Sephora, Sephora Canada, Nordstrom, and Saks.

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