Wednesday, April 16, 2014

LAURA MERCIER HAUL


I accidentally discovered the Laura Mercier when I was trying to explore the newly opened mall near my work and heard that there is a House of Fraser now in that mall so I went there and after few turns in front of me was the Laura Mercier Counter and I almost jumped because of excitement. I had been a huge fan of Laura Mercier for years now and the only time I can purchase Laura Mercier products is when I visit Philippines which is once a year. So having Laura Mercier in Abu Dhabi is very convenient for me. I hope NARS will be next. 

So this are the items that I purchased and for sure I will be back soon because I wanted to try their skin care and the Caviar stick so bad.

LAURA MERCIER SILK CREME FOUNDATION IN CASHEW BEIGE
I heard a lot of good things about this foundation and had been wanting to try it before but I never wanted a full coverage foundation but now since my skin is in bad situation I decided to try it. This is seriously a full cover foundation like no joke. You need a tiny bit and it goes a long way. I like how this sit on my skin but I can't wear it without a primer underneath because it does glides on my skin after 4-5 hours and to avoid that I have to use a good primer. I also like how luminous your skin like it's fresh and alive. the only downside I can say with this foundation is it doesn't last all day maximum hours with the primer will be 8 hours and you will start seeing blotchiness on some areas. And also I wanted to mention that even though I have a light-medium skin I use the 2 to the last shade and I think their range suits light - medium skin tones so if you have a dark skin tone even the darkest shade will not suit you.

LAURA MERCIER TRANSLUCENT LOOSE SETTING POWDER
I was planning on buying the Skin brightening powder but the lady really sold me to this powder and because I don't like the finish of a Translucent powder because of their white cast or sometimes it looks grey on my skin but this Translucent loose powder was like a heaven sent for me. It's not you're usual white translucent powder it's beige and really fits on which I think till medium skin tone. I also love how fine the talc is that really sits well on your skin.Since I purchase it I never stopped using it and maybe this will fall on my most loved products and if I run out of it I will repurchase it again till they stop making it but I hope not.

LAURA MERCIER HAND CREME IN AMBER VANILLA
Just before I pay the lady introduced me to the skincare products and I was never interested on skin care products from any make up brand and I don't know why. So she asked me to smell the scents of each tub and I was seriously wanted to buy all of them because the scent is so amazing but I know if I will go crazy buying skin care my husband will start questioning me. So I decided to grab the Hand creme and will be back with the body creme for sure I can't wait to finish all my body butter and go back to Laura Mercier and bring that baby home. So back to the hand creme I was really sold by the scent and next is the texture compared to my Body Shop hand creme I like how moisturizing this hand creme is and also the scent even if you wash your hand the trace of the scent is still there. I just love it and my husband likes the smell to I'm a sucker for vanilla scent and amber.

LAURA MERCIER OIL-FREE FOUNDATION PRIMER
After my last purchase from Laura Mercier I decided to go back and get a primer for my Silk Creme foundation and I asked for the Oil free one. I ca't actually say if I love this product or not for me it's a normal primer but if I wanted my foundation to stay longer this would not be the primer that I will use. I think this primer suits more on my Make up forever Mat velvet plus or MAC Select Fluid Foundation where the consistency really clings to your skin really well and tends to last longer than the normal foundation. However I haven't tried the Oil free foundation of Laura using this primer maybe they will fit together. But now I will find a way to use it with other type of foundation.

So that is it for my Laura Mercier trip hope you like it. If you're in Abu Dhabi go check laura mercier in House of Fraser in World trade Center Mall or if you're living outside UAE and interested in trying their products I would definitely recommend the Loose Powder and the Hand Creme.

Have a great day guys!




Monday, March 31, 2014

MARCH FAVORITES




It's been a long time that I hadn't blog about my monthly favorites and that's because I'm dealing with some personal issues and been focusing on that more but I will try my very best to post blogs again. 

For now.. let's see the things that I had been loving for the whole month of March.


LAURA MERCIER SILK CREME FOUNDATION 
Laura Mercier was available now in Abu Dhabi and I'm over the moon excited when I saw their counter in the House of Fraser in World Trade Center Mall. I was dying to try the Silk Creme foundation as I have to cover a lot of breakout this month because of my hormonal imbalance. This is a very good full cover foundation and really gives you a luminous skin. I can say if you have a very oily skin you need a very good primer for this and also if you are living in a very humid place you have to skip this because it tends to slip on your skin after 5 hours if you have oily skin.

LAURA MERCIER TRANSLUCENT LOOSE SETTING POWDER 
Along with the foundation I also grab the Translucent Powder. I was going to buy the Brightening powder but when the lady on the counter told me to try the translucent powder and she tried it on me I was sold. It wasn't like the usual translucent powder that you can see everywhere that is white, it's more of like a beige-y color that actually for me looks more translucent than the white because this doesn't give you that white cast on your skin. That's why when she applied it on my face I was sold. Best translucent powder ever!

MAC SELECT COVER UP CONCEALER 
As I've said awhile ago, I had been battling with breakouts so a good concealer is a must to cover those breakouts. I had been switching between this concealer and the Make up Forever full cover that I purchased last December. But I felt like this covers my blemishes more specially when it's on the stage where it started to dry and the skin is darker which is very hard to cover. This really covers it so well more than anything else.

LUSH HERBALISM CLEANSER
I got few samples of this facial cleanser when I went to purchase fresh face mask. I was in a hunt for a good facial cleanser and after using it for a week I'm hundred percent sure of buying the regular size because it's so nice and my skin doesn't have a bad reaction to it and I think my skin likes it. My rashes and redness on my skin had stop after using this it was incredible. I just hope that this expires longer than it should. Because it's fresh it expires after 4 months so you have to consume it in 4 months which you can but if it was available on the store since January and you have to purchase one and it's already march so you have to spend a month trying to consume it or else it will be a waste which I'm trying to do now.

LUSH FACE MASK IN COSMETIC WARRIOR
I had been using the Cupcake fresh mask before I discover the Cosmetic Warrior and since this is good for oily skin and troubled skin I tried it and now I'm on my second tub. For some people they may not like it specially if you don't like the smell of it but for me I like it because it doesn't smell like garlic it smells more like a tea tree. This calms my skin specially on days where they just decided to appear on my skin and on days when I stayed up late. I love this and I will continue to use it.

REVLON LIP BUTTER IN LOLLIPOP
This lipstick was in my purse for almost 2 months now and I had been wearing it almost everyday. I don't know why I'm loving it but every time I use it I felt more "alive" shall we say or my face looks more alive than me. It's a fuschia toned color that you can apply light or heavy as you like or whatever you feel that day. I just love the texture the color and the feel on my lips.

LA ROCHE POSAY EFFACLAR DUO 
This is somehow works on my skin well. It helps my skin control the breakouts on areas that are breaking out a lot unless I stayed up late the night before. I noticed that I breakout a lot whenever I stayed late I don't know why. I use this as a moisturizer but it's not enough on areas that are normal because I have a oily combination skin so I need another moisturizer on areas that are normal or else it will be dry and flaky.

LA ROCHE POSAY EFFACLAR CLEANSING GEL
I had been using this cleansing gel as a replacement for my old Seba cleansing bar of course because of breakouts again. And since I had been using the Effaclar Duo and fell in love with it I thought I had to give the Cleansing Gel a try. It's amazing and I use it in the morning and evening and also helps my skin to calm down as well. It's gentle and after you wash your face with it your skin feels smooth and clean.


CLINIQUE SPOT GEL TREATMENT
I decided to switch to a Spot treatment that targets breakout because the Benoxyl peroxide really dries my skin out so I went to Clinique and tried the Spot treatment. This really helps but doesn't do it's magic overnight it will take days to see the results which is fine than burning your skin with harsh chemical.


Till the next monthly favorites! Have a great day!








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