Продукт дня: L’Oreal Paris Трио Актив Основной уход Ультраувлажнение уход для нормальной и смешанной кожи

triple-day-care-normal-and-mixedЭтот крем просто подарок судьбы. На данный момент это идеал и лучший крем, который я пробовала и среди масс-маркета и среди более дорогих марок косметики. У него гелевая текстура, он очень легко наносится и впитывается также быстро. Он, действительно, отлично увляжняет кожу и обладает очень приятным ненавязчивым запахом. И Т-зона с ним не блестит. Также нет ощущения маски и кожа легко дышит. Must-have!

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Product of the day: Nivea Aqua Effect Moisturizing Day Cream SPF 15

Nivea Aqua Effect Moisturizing Day Cream SPF 15 is for normal to mixed skin. It is perfect to use for fall and spring. During summer, it felt a bit heavy on the skin and I think that during winter, it’s better to use nourishing cream instead of moisturizing. Right now it feels great on the skin. The cream doesn’t have a strong smell, which is good.

Enriched with Vitamin E and Hydra IQ, it provides the skin intensive moisture and leaves it feeling fresh.

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My routine is as follows: First I clean the skin and apply the cream gently padding with the fingers. It is quite quickly absorbed by the skin, but I still prefer to wait one hour before applying foundation. Before applying foundation or BB cream, I use a napkin to get rid of excess cream or oils.

Apply on cleansed and toned face by gently massaging in small circular motions.

The cream does a good job of moisturizing as I don’t feel any dryness in my skin during the day. There’s also a night moisturizing cream from the same line, but I haven’t tried it yet.

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Product of the day: L’Oreal Triple Active Moisturizing Eye Cream

When you find a drug store product that works miracles that’s a double win because let’s face it: no one likes to spend a fortune on a product that you can’t show off (jk) and that will be gone in a few months time.

With eye cream I found my magic product – L’Oreal Triple Active Moisturizing Eye Cream. The cream has very light, gel-like texture, it is quickly absorbed by the skin and it smoothes out tiny wrinkles.

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Product of the day: Volumea Volumizing Conditioning Spray by Rene Furterer

When it comes to hair products, I always look for something that will give me results without weighing hair down or making it greasy. I already told you about my favorite serum, and now it’s time to tell about my second favorite product – Volumizing Conditioning Spray by french brand Rene Furterer from their line Volumea.

The shampoo and conditioner from the very same line has been on InStyle’s top beauty products, so you can imagine the whole line must be good. I haven’t tried all products from the line yet, but this one deserves a mention. It is lightweight, has a very nice smell (which evaporates shortly, so it won’t interfere with your perfume) and it does exactly what it promises – gives volume boost without weighing down. I have naturally wavy hair, and what I especially love about this product is that it doesn’t straighten or weigh down my locks. My curls are bouncy and after air drying hair they have that perfect ‘sexy beach waves’ kind of look.

Rene Furterer Volumea Volumizing Conditioning Spray - One Happy BlogHere’s a little bit more info about the product:

  • DESCRIPTION

    This leave-in volumizing conditioning spray detangles, tames fly-aways and weightlessly pumps hair with natural looking volume from roots to ends.

  • ACTIVE INGREDIENTS & BENEFITS+
    • Natural Carob extract: Creates long-lasting volume
    • Cationic complex: Detangles hair
  • AROMA+

    Lemon, Thyme, Rose

  •  FULL LIST OF INGREDIENTS

    WATER (AQUA), SD ALCOHOL 39-C (ALCOHOL DENAT), VP/VA COPOLYMER, DEHYDROXANTHAN GUM (DEHYDROXANTHAN GUM), DISODIUM EDTA, FRAGRANCE (PARFUM), HYDROLYZED CERATONIA SILIQUA GUM EXTRACT, METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE, PEG-12 DIMETHICONE, PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, SODIUM HYDROXIDE

  • DIRECTIONS

    After shampooing, spray all over toweldried hair. Do not rinse. Proceed to styling.

Product of the day: Brush Cleanser by Inglot

I first came across Inglot’s brush cleanser a few months ago, when my dermatologist suggested it to disinfect the make-up brushes. Before that I used to clean them with liquid soap and warm water.

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I have seen few videos on YouTube on cleansing the make-up brushes – basically they just squirt the spray on the brush and then rinse it off with the paper towel or a cotton pad. I find this method too harsh for the bristles of the brush and I think this way you can easily damage the brush and that would be a pity especially if you own expensive brushes.

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English: Liquid antibacterial soap on a person’s hand. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So, here is what I do:

1. I squeeze out a bit of liquid antibacterial soap on the palm of my hand. Then I wet my brush in water and then in the liquid soap that’s already on the palm of my hand and gently move the brush around until most of the paint comes out of the brush.

2. Then I thoroughly rinse the brush with warm water till the brush is clean.

3. To disinfect the brush, I spray Inglot brush cleanser and then gently wipe it off the brush with paper towel.

4. I lay my brushes flat to dry.

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Makeup brush. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This way has helped me to preserve my brushes in a great condition and I do such cleansing once a week or more, if required.

Inglot Brush Cleanser comes in a 150 ml bottle, which will last you for a very long time.

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And here is the ingredients list:

Inglot Brush Cleanser Ingredients by One Happy Blog

What is your routine for cleansing the brushes and what cleanser do you prefer?

I love having my hair curly most of the time. Luckily, it is naturally quite wavy, but from time to time when I want more textured and defined curls, I use curling iron or hair rollers. Considering the humid and windy weather where I live, I need really strong hair products to help my curls stay and not fall apart as soon as I leave the house.

_vyrn_1015Wellaflex_Haarspray_Shiny_HoldI’ve been using hair products by Wella for a long time and was always satisfied with the results. Hairspray Wellaflex by Wella wasn’t exception. My curls stayed almost the same hours later. The one I’ve tried is Shiny Hold with strongest fixation – 5.

This is me right after I removed the rollers and sprayed my hair.

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And this is me hours later 🙂

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Beauty product of the day: Llongueras Instant Beauty Serum Todo en 1

When it comes to hair, the task of finding the right beauty product isn’t an easy one. I was looking for a product that will bring out the color and shine, make them soft and at the same time won’t increase their weight and make them sticky or loose the volume.

I was beyond happy when I came across Instant Beauty Serum by Llongueras. It is very light, makes my hair silky and soft and in few seconds my hair looks like I just went out from hair salon.

Give it a try and I’m sure you will enjoy the results!

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I have tried so many eye make-up removers that it’s difficult to count them all. Maybe I expect too much from the make-up remover, but basically:

a) I want something that is not greasy or irritate my eyes

b) I want all my eye lashes to stay at their place and not fall out

I don’t think that my expectations are unrealistic, yet I wasn’t lucky to encounter a product that would pass both conditions even though I have tried so many brands from drug stores to high-end.

However, eye make-up remover from Сто рецептов красоты seems to do ok. It certainly passed the first condition, it doesn’t contain oil, is very gentle and if, by accident, few drops end up in my eyes, it doesn’t have itchy effect. Feels like water. It’s active ingredients include green tea, aloe and cucumber extracts. I certainly have less fallen eye lashes compared to a lot of other products I used, but still result is not perfect. This is going to do for now, but I’m going to continue my quest for the perfect eye make-up remover.

I have to say Russian cosmetic brands surprised me with the quality of their products, some of them are so much better than their pricey western alternatives.

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*Tip: It’s always useful to read the instructions on the bottle. You might think why would I need instructions to remove make-up, it’s so simple, you just wipe it off with the cotton pad. However, instructions suggest to hold the wet pad on the eye lid for 20 seconds and then to wipe it off. I noticed that it’s easier to remove the thick layers of mascara that way.

If you have any suggestions, please leave them in the comments below.

Have a great day!

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Olive oil

I heard before that the secret of beauty of gorgeous Italian women is Italian men (haha) and olive oil. In Italy olive oil is used almost in every meal and in most of the beauty products. Below are some beauty tips on use of olive oil taken from here – http://fashiony.ru/page.php?id_n=83615

  • Best type of olive oil is considered Extra Virgin. It should be stored in a tinted glass bottle as it doesn’t let pass the rays of sun and preserves the oil in good quality.  Personally, I prefer Borges Extra Virgin Olive Oil as per the picture below.borges_extra_virgin_olive_oil_500ml
  • Olive oil as an eye make-up remover – Moisten the cotton pad and pour couple of drops of olive oil – Voila! Cheap, effective and 100% organic liquid!
  • Add few drops of olive oil in your night cream – and after you get your beauty sleep your skin will be soft and luminous
  • Mix few drops of olive oil with your hand and foot cream – and you will get the same great results
  • Once a week prepare a scrub – Mix the sea salt with olive oil for beautiful baby-like skin
  • Spread the olive oil all over your skin after the shower and you don’t need any lotion or body butter or cream
  • Make a hair mask – just heat the olive oil a bit and apply it all over the hair. Fix the hair on the top of the head with a clip and go on doing the house work or whatever. After few hours, rinse it off with the shampoo. Best done over the weekend.

 

Brush for skin exfoliation

Another beauty secret my  Miranda Kerr was to exfoliate the skin with dry brush with natural bristle.  A note to myself is to always get enough info before using something. I tried the brush yesterday, but in the shower. I had no idea that you’re actually supposed to use it before the shower or a bath. The results were still great, though! My skin felt like baby’s skin. Next time I will use it properly though.

Here’s my dry brush by WellFit (Made in Germany):

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And here’s a great post by Sachi from Versachi 🙂 about dry brushing how to:

http://versachi17.wordpress.com/2013/05/30/body-brushing/