SPF Mists: Bioderma vs La Roche-Posay

magic in a bottle, a can that mists you with an invisible shield that protects you from the harmful rays of sun, that can be easily reapplied throughout the day without disturbing your makeup. but which one to go for?
I’ve tried them both. here are my thoughts.

UPDATE: My sister has atopic skin and had an allergic reaction to the La Roche Posay mist. So if you’re very sensitive, I would stay away from this one, sadly. 

Bioderma Hydrabio Moisturising anti-UV mist, SPF 30

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Invisible Face Mist SPF 50 

my favourite Lush products

although I have a great time with Lush’s bath bombs, bath mets and overall fun stuff, to me Lush is an overall really solid green-oriented brand with great products in all ranges. Lush is hardcore cruelty-free, many of their products are vegan, and they claim all of the chemicals they still use on their products (fragrance, sulfates, preservatives) to not be harmful for the skin, especially in the concentrations they use.
I had to had to do a video on my everyday Lush favourites.

nose disclaimer: I love soft, creamy, nutty scents, vanilla absolute, and then soft roses, coconut and coffee sort of aromas. not too much into the strongly fruity, tropical, sickening sweet or floral end of the smell spectrum. but all of this has to do with preferences, right? nothing like giving it a whiff in store ;)

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Look Fantastic Beauty Box Unboxing April

Here comes the unboxing for this month’s beauty box.

Quite a nice selection of stuff, although I thought the mineral foundation was a bit of a miss because there is now way for the company to know their subscribers’ complexions and so many of them are losing the opportunity to try the product.

I also am missing a bit more of makeup products, these days… ;)

Don’t miss the review of the products form last month’s box on the end of the video.

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Clinique Take The Day Off vs. The Body Shop Chamomile — the cleanser breakdown

The Clinique Take The Day Off Balm is a highly rated cleansing balm and it is frequently mentioned by Caroline Hirons (my skincare guru) as a great first cleanser.

I had to give it a good go and compare it to my all-time favourite makeup removing cleansers from The Body Shop Chamomile range.

Here are my thoughts on all of these terrific products.

Where to buy?

Clinique is available in beauty stores and departments worldwide, and you can also find it through some online retailers like Feelunique, and U.S. Sephora.

The Body Shop is widely available in almost every country, so you can look for their shops and website on your location (many have an online shop). Here are the U.K. website links for the butter and the oil.

5 tips for wintery skin

drink water.

*eyeroll*

there you go, see you next week for another life-changing post!

no, seriously, though.

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some of my winter skin goodies. don’t despair, I have some great budget suggestions

 

I have that kind of skin that gets really dehydrated in the winter (with the cold weather and the air conditioning and heating everywhere) — 3 or 4 hours into my workday I already look like a shrivelled prune, all dry patches and wrinkles, and no glow. but I can’t just slather on thick layers of moisturiser in the morning: it slides off in a matter of minutes, taking my makeup with it. my diva skin, despite dehydrated, is a careful drinker that takes its time reluctantly sipping a heavier moisture, but then swallows up my foundation in gulps like nobody’s business. like me with soup and chocolates, respectively.

also, I have sort of a treatment routine going on (anti-oxidants in the morning and retinoids in the evening), so I can’t seem to fit in that extra boost of moisture anywhere without feeling like I’m sort of diluting the effect of the amazing and expensive products — therefore defeating the purpose of said treatments. in the evening, if I slather on some good moisture, my face sticks like velcro to the pillow and I can hear 10€ of product hydrating the cotton fibres.

here’s how I worked around all my woes:

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Winter Haul

Some of the most hyped about products on the interwebs, I had to save and get my hands on them. 

Anything you would be particularly interested to know more about?

morning skincare routine

I talk a lot, but my skincare routine doesn’t take me more than 5 minutes in the morning, I promise!

Things you have to consider: cleansing, hyaluronic acid to lock in the moisture, anti-oxidants (or any other preferred treatment), moisturiser and oil to seal it all in, SPF.

Don’t forget to check out my other skincare posts/videos: one on cleansers, the other one with the general overview of my routine.

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