August beauty trial: Caudalie, W3LL People, Skinesis & Teatox

September is upon us and the air is becoming distinctly chillier, leaving you under no illusion that summer is over. However sunshine always makes an appearance, whatever the time of the year, so let read more

Latest Caudalie launches: a perfume and a special skin treat

When you know a brand for a while it doesn’t make it easier to review its new launches, in part because if their products were good before, you already set your expectations high and sometimes read more

Bobbi Brown video: 10 step make-up lesson

For me, Bobbi Brown is the goddess of make-up, be it her products or make-up books and tutorials-her advice is always realistic, quick and delivers great results, that’s why I thought I would share with you a ten step ( very quick ones ) make-up application video from Bobbi herself:

http://www.bobbibrown.co.uk/cms/learn/video/how_to_face.tmpl?cm_mmc=email-_-june-_-bb_makeup_browse-_-howtoface

The only thing that I do, in addition to what she suggests in her video, is spray my face with Caudalie’s beauty elixir after I complete my make-up application-it makes my face feel well moisturised, it smells beautiful, lifting my spirits and makes my make-up stay without straying .) through the day.

Eye Roll-On

One often gets very confusing advice about the eye area. Some people suggest ‘tapping’ the cream into the area, some say that the cream ends up creating under-eye bags, which we all want removed later in life, but the question remains-how do you look after the under the eye area?

Generally I tend to put a tiny amount and gently tap it on (I rate very highly Caudalie’s contour cream eye & lips for the morning, Sarah Chapman’s Skinesis eye recovery for the night and Body shop’s vitamin eye cream (it was recommended to me by Vaishaly) for when the skin needs a little tender loving care), but today I bought Garnier’s Caffeine roll-on which also contains grape anti-oxidants (which, by the way, are being used and talked about more and more often, since the stratospheric rise of Caudalie products).

The massage roll-ball feels cool on the skin and the anti-dark circles formula goes on smoothly and hopefully effectively too.) It refreshes the skin under the eye and boosts the radiance of that area. Currently Boots has some special offers on this and some other roll-ons in that range. Try it and let me know what you think.