Summer Favourites: A great and affordable BB Cream: SVR Sebiaclear BB Cream SPF 20

Hello everyone!🙂 Today it’s a makeup/skincare day review and we are going to talk about a product that I really loved last Summer: SVR Sebiaclear BB Cream SPF 20.

Who is it for? 

Everyone who wants a good, non greasy and affordable BB cream for unifying and mattifying oily and acne prone skin.

What’s good about it?

I have been using this BB cream since I have finished my acne treatment, so all these past hot and humid Summer months, and I really loved it. I don’t like to put a full coverage foundation on my skin through the Summer, because here in Italy the heat and humidity can be pretty brutal, so your pricey foundation will melt on your skin in a blink of an eye and you will resemble a dreadful kabuki mask. That said, during Spring and Summer months, I usually replace my foundation with a BB Cream; this year I have tried the new SVR Sebiaclear BB Cream SPF 20.

Its thick, creamy, but lightweight texture is perfect to slightly conceal your imperfections and evens out your complexion in a natural-looking way. This is also a great oil-absorbing product that helps to keep your nose, chin and forehead shine-free throughout the day (but if you need an extra shine control power, you can always use a good pressed powder like the amazing Clinique Stay Matte Sheer Pressed Powder, my review here).

Another amazing quality of this paraben and fragrance free product is that it contains a broad spectrum sun protection (SPF20), which protects your skin from UV damage and prevents marks caused by the sun.

Moreover, SVR Sebiaclear BB Cream SPF 20 contains a very effective skin-restoring ingredient: Niacinamide, also known as vitamin B3. Niacinamide improves your skin texture and increases the skin’s barrier functions so that the skin can look and feel more healthy; it also can protect your skin against bacterial infections that can cause acne and blemishes.

Of the two colors offered, I can only speak for the Light shade since it’s the one that suits just about fine my complexion; it blends effortlessly into the skin, blurring pores and other imperfections and offering also a temporary shine control perfect for people with oily skin. 

You can find it here.

What’s not so good about it?

Nothing really, this BB cream is an amazing product especially for people with oily or blemishes prone skin, plus it is really affordable! My only complaint is that it only comes in two shades

Final thoughts!  

In the end, there’s a lot to love about SVR Sebiaclear BB Cream SPF 20 from its texture that feels great and blends effortlessly into the skin, blurring pores and other imperfections, to its ability to temporarily mattifying your oily skin. Bonus point, it is really affordable. So, I really recommend it!

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Final Vote:


4on 5 stars

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Summer Favourites: A Great Eye Cream For Dark Circles – Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Circle Perfector SPF 30:

 Hello everyone!🙂 Today is a skincare day review, so we are going to talk about a great eye cream to bright under-eye dark circles: Clearly Corrective Dark Circle Perfector Broad Spectrum SPF 30. 

Who is it for?

Everyone who wants an effective, but lightweight morning cream to bright and correct under-eye darkness. Also, everyone who wants a good dedicated product to protect the delicate eye area from UV damage. 

What’s good about it? 

Usually, I’m not a fan of specific eye products, I prefer to use my foundation or BB cream around my eyes as well. But I have just tried the Clearly Corrective Dark Circle Perfector Broad Spectrum SPF 30, and I am really pleased with it so far.

Its lovely, lightweight and fragrance-free formula can instantly bright my under-eye area, and sometimes (not always, tough) I don’t even need to put my favorite concealer above it. Although, especially if you have very dark circles, you will always have to apply a good concealer above it.

Another amazing quality of this product, and the one I personally love the most, is that this eye cream contains a broad spectrum sun protection (SPF30), provided by pure titanium dioxide. This mineral ingredient can protect the delicate eye area from UV damage, and also it can double as a cosmetic pigment to help hide and light the appearance of dark circles, even if temporarily.

According to Kiehl’s, this eye cream contains a good amount of vitamin C, which is an amazing ingredient that can help to improve and correct dark circles caused by sun damage. Moreover, it’s formula is also packed with Caffeine and Licorice Root Extracts; both are excellent ingredients to improve skin discoloration, puffiness and aging damages.

The consistency of this eye cream is not greasy, and its silky texture sets, a couple of seconds after you have applied it, to a powdery matte finish that has just a touch of luminosity. It also sits very well beneath makeup, but I would recommend to apply only a small drop of product, otherwise, if you will put too much on, it would only make your dark circles worse. So, be careful and apply only a small amount of product.

Clearly Corrective Dark Circle Perfector Broad Spectrum SPF 30 is paraben-free, fragrance-free and ophthalmologist tested, so it is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive.

What’s not so good about it?

To be honest, this product is a little too dry, at least for me. So, if the skin around your eyes is dry, you will absolutely need to apply your favorite eye cream or moisturizer underneath it. But this is not a deal breaker, because, even with its minimal moisturizing properties, Clearly Corrective Dark Circle Perfector Broad Spectrum SPF 30 is really a great product to try.

Also, it is pricey, but you will only need a small amount and the product is really worth of your money.

Final thoughts! 

It’s hard to find a good eye cream with sunscreen that doesn’t irritate your eyes, improves the appearance of your under-eye area, and contains beneficial ingredients to improve and protect your delicate eye area from UV and aging damages. So, for this 3 very good reasons, I would really recommend Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Circle Perfector Broad Spectrum SPF 30. Moreover, it is a must have product to use the morning after a wild summer late night, or also when you are out and about on vacation, or relaxing at the beach or hiking in the mountains… overall every situation that involves staying outside under the hot summer sun.

You can find it here:

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Final Vote:


4on 5 stars

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End of Summer Favorites: Back To School (or Back To Work) Stationery:

 Hello everyone!🙂

Today we are going to talk about back to school (or back to work) stationery.

As you probably already know, I love of all things stationery, so I thought now is the right time to share my new findings with you, just before the start of the school year.😉

The best way to go back to school, or to work with a good mood (and to beat the “September blues“), is to treat yourself to a new shiny case for your pens and pencils.

I really love the pattern of this one below; gold palm leaves and a mint background. It’s so cool, and it reminds me of the Summer holidays; also it is great even as a makeup bag, or a small travel bag.


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Then, if you need some colored markers that, thanks to the rubber on the tip of the lid, can erase your mistakes, these are amazing and available in so many colors!


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If you feel the need to get a little more organized, you can’t forget a good diary. I bought this cute and travel friendly Molang diary with no dates so I can start it when I want.



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If you want a bigger one, I would recommend this beautiful A5 diary, dated from September 2016 to September 2017, like the academic year.


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This lovely notebook is perfect to write down your homework, your notes, your next great bestseller novel, or even the catching phrases of your next Summer music hit! 😉

Here

Who doesn’t love rainbow pens and highlighters? So, as I know that a lot of you share my obsession, I would like to show you these nice pens. They are really cute and they also have a great gel-ink that provides smooth writing and vivid lines.

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Summer Favorites: 3 Great Books:

Hello everyone!
Something different today; we are going to talk about my 3 favorite books for this Summer:
– I’ve just finished Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer, which was brilliant! To be more specific, the story is captivating, unique and unsettling. Also, it is very well written.

This is the first book of a trilogy called the Southern Reach Trilogy (the other 2 are Authority and Acceptance). It’s pretty weird and sometimes you don’t understand what is going on, but chapter after chapter you’ll get all the pieces to answer some of your questions.

However, there are more than enough unanswered questions to make you want to read the next book in the series. 

Sinopsis:

Area X has been cut off from the rest of the continent for decades. Nature has reclaimed the last vestiges of human civilization. The first expedition returned with reports of a pristine, Edenic landscape; all the members of the second expedition committed suicide; the third expedition died in a hail of gunfire as its members turned on one another; the members of the eleventh expedition returned as shadows of their former selves, and within months of their return, all had died of aggressive cancer.

This is the twelfth expedition.

Their group is made up of four women: an anthropologist; a surveyor; a psychologist, the de facto leader; and our narrator, a biologist. Their mission is to map the terrain and collect specimens; to record all their observations, scientific and otherwise, of their surroundings and of one another; and, above all, to avoid being contaminated by Area X itself.

They arrive expecting the unexpected, and Area X delivers—they discover a massive topographic anomaly and life forms that surpass understanding—but it’s the surprises that came across the border with them, and the secrets the expedition members are keeping from one another, that change everything.

You can buy it here:

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– The second book is Please Kill Me by Legs McNeils and Gillian McCain, and it’s not a novel. It is a collection of interviews and stories about the rise and fall of the American Rock/Punk-Rock movement through the ’60 and ’70. 

P.S: At the end of the book you will find a lot of pictures of Iggy Pop, Dee Dee Ramones, Patty Smith and more!

Sinopsis:

“Please Kill Me” is the first oral history of the most nihilist of all pop movements. Iggy Pop, Danny Fields, Dee Dee and Joey Ramone, Malcom McLaren, Jim Carroll, and scores of other famous and infamous punk figures lend their voices to this definitive account of that outrageous, explosive era. From its origins in the twilight years of Andy Warhol’s New York reign to its last gasps as eighties corporate rock, the phenomenon known as punk is scrutinized, eulogized, and idealized by the people who were there and who made it happen.

You can buy it here:

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– The last book it’s a little bit different because it’s not a “reading” book but a coloring one: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book: Secret Garden by Johanna Basford! If you are on holiday and you need some extra relaxing time, go grab your Staedtler pencils and have fun!

Sorry no sinopsis this time, only colorful pencils everywhere.😉

Maybe a little intro:

This beautiful and interactive coloring book features delicate and highly detailed pen-and-ink illustrations—all waiting to be brought to life with color. As added entertainment, tiny garden creatures are hidden on the pages, waiting to be found, and a key and index are included in the back. The book’s cover and jacket are also colorable.

You can buy it here:

IT US UK


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Summer Favorites: 3 Amazing Face Masks

Hello everyone!🙂 Today we are going to talk about my 3 favorite Summer masks.
Who are they for?

Everyone who wants to take some relaxing time, once in a while, using a nice mask that can also help you fixing whatever skin issues you had.

What’s good about them?

They are all brilliant, very effective products, perfect for a quick fix or an extra boost. Plus, they are designed to change your skin for the better.

• Peter Thomas Roth Pumpking Enzyme Mask:

This is a powerful and highly effective exfoliating mask. Its skin-perfecting formula works pretty much on every concern, from congested to dullness and uneven skin tone.

The microbeads of this gentle scrub/mask help to cleanse all the dead cells on the surface of your skin, refreshing and smoothing it. Also, the pumpkin enzymes, with a little help from the Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) are amazing to revitalize and resurface a fresh and good-looking skin, ready for the next morning makeup day.

• How to use it: I use it as a last step during my skincare evening routine. I apply a light layer on my clean skin, then I gently massage in a circular motion with wet fingertips for a couple of seconds. I leave it for 5-10 minutes max., before washing it off with a warm and wet cloth.

It is a pricey product, but a little goes a long way and it really is a wonderful mask, so absolutely worth your money. Bonus Point: Its heavenly scent! This mask, in fact, has a Pumpkin Pie/Christmas Cinnamon Cookies smell, that is soooo nice I can’t explain it with words, you have to sniff it directly from the pot! 

If you are unsure of what type of mask works best for your skin, or simple you want to try a good treatment that can possibly help to fix whatever skin issues you had, Peter Thomas Roth Pumpking Enzyme Mask is definitely an amazing product to try.

When you first apply this mask you may experience a slight tingling on your skin, but don’t worry, the uncomfortable feeling goes away once you washed the product off. About that, if you have sensitive skin be careful and try a sample before buying it. 

-You can buy it here: UK US IT

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• Lush Cosmetics Mask of Magnaminty:

This is an all-natural powerful mask that can take care of impurities and/or oily skin. I really love the freshness feeling that this product can give instantly to your skin; amazing after an hot and humid summer day!

When I opened the little pot of Magnaminty mask (what a tongue twister of a name, at least for me!) the smell hit me hard… but in a good way! Its strong, but natural, smell of mint is really nice, not annoying at all.

The texture of this product is very thick, but creamy and it works well to absorb the excess sebum without drying up your face.

•How to use it: I use it as a last step during my skincare evening routine. I apply a thick layer on my clean skin, leaving it for 5-10 minutes max., before washing it off with a warm and wet cloth. Bonus point: The amazing fresh sensation. You know that “wow” feeling when you have finished a mint candy, and swallow some cold water, getting that ‘icying’ sensation? That’s exactly how I would describe the feeling of this mask when applied to the skin! So, Mask of Magnaminty is a brilliant way to energize not only your skin, but your mind and senses too. Also, it is a great product to try if you are on a budget, but need a good deep purifying mask.

This mask is made with 100% natural ingredients; Evening Primrose Seed and Aduki Beans to exfoliate your skin, Honey to soothe, and the African Marigold oil to calm the redness of your face. Plus, the peppermint oil will give you that incredible fresh feeling I was talking before. Also, you have to remember that all Lush handmade and natural products have an expiration date, so you must use them within a few months of purchasing the product. I really love this stuff, it feels so good to apply it and it’s great for a fresh and proper skin detox!

-Ingredients:

-You can buy it here: UK IT US 

• Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask:

This creamy, luxurious mask works very well to deep hydrating dry and very dry skin. I have used this especially last winter, when my skin was very dry because I was under antibiotics to cure my acne prone skin. Now, I apply it once in a while as a quick boost to replenish my dull and dehydrated skin.

Its formula contains a good mix of emollients and antioxidants, that are capable of making every skin type look and feel better. Also, it helps your skin to stay hydrated all night long, allowing you to wake up to an healthy glow that lasts all day.

•How to use it: You can leave it on overnight, like a moisturizer (so without rising it), or you can use it like a proper mask and wash it off after a little amount of time (15-30 min. tops). I prefer to use this as a last step during my skincare evening routine; I apply a light layer, wait 15 minutes max. and then rinse it off with a warm and wet cloth. Bonus point: You can also use it around the eye area, before going to bed, so you won’t need a separate eye cream.

So, Moisture Surge Overnight Mask leaves a moist, fresh but slightly sticky finish that does make your skin look and feel dewy and nourished, perfect even this Summer to treat your sunburned and/or windburned skin.

It is 100% fragrance free, like most of Clinique skincare stuff, and it is true amazing product for all skin types, plus, it’s allergy tested.

I can honestly say that it’s a pricey product, but a little goes a long way and it’s a really wonderful mask, so absolutely worth your money.

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-You can buy it here: US IT UK

What’s not so good about them? 

Nothing really! They are all wonderful masks to try this Summer.

Final thoughts! 

Especially during Spring/Summer months, I love a proper pamper session finishing my skincare routine with a good face mask, at least once a week. It’s really great for your skin, and even a good way to improve and brighten up your mood. These three masks are all that I have been using recently, and each work well to fix different skin issues. I really adore them.

Have you already tried one of these masks before? Is your skincare routine time a good moment to relax?

If you want, let me know in the comments below.:)

Have a great summer!

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•Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask:

•Peter Thomas Roth Pumpking Enzyme Mask:

•Lush Cosmetics Mask of Magnaminty:

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Summer Favourites: 3 Great Lipsticks/Lipbalms/Gloss

Hello everyone!🙂 Today we are going to talk about amazing Lipsticks/Lipbalms/Gloss that are perfects for the summertime.
 

Who are they for?

Everyone who wants a vibrant but lightweight lip product for an easy, everyday (and every night) summer look.

What’s good about them?

They are all bright, joyful, lightweight and fun-colored lipsticks perfects to wear for a walk along the beach, a relaxing aperitif with your BFF, or even for your next (wild) night out.

• Tony Moly Petite Bunny Gloss Bar:

The packaging is really cute and fun; the little bunny emoticon on the cap changes depending on the color.

The texture is smooth, balmy and falls right between a lipstick and a lip gloss.

Also, the formula is slightly hydrating and applies easily. The tint is light but really nice, perfect for everyday use. The smell is sweet but not annoying, and they are also great as an affordable, little gift especially for young girls.

Tony Moly Petite Bunny Gloss Bar are my favourite go to product, I always have one in my purse when I have to go out for some fast errands during this hot/humid summer days.


Ingredients:

-You can buy it here: US UK IT  

 

• Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer:

They come in a classy packaging with the logo on the side of the lid.

The variety of shades is excellent, and the colors are intense. Also, this fragrance-free lipstick has a creamy texture that glides across your lips with ease and deposits full color coverage in a couple of coats.

Its lightweight formula feels really comfortable to wear, thanks to its beneficial and lightly moisturizing ingredients, such as castor oil, olive and apricot kernel oils, and shea butter.

So, if you want a comfortable, nourishing, lightweight but intense everyday lipstick to wear this summer, this definitely is a great product to try!

Clinique says that this lipstick has a “modern-velvet finish” (whatever that means), but actually it has a beautiful soft-shine finish that (after about four hours) fades in a light demi-matte finish; no problem here because it is really easy to reapply. To test the Pop Lip Colour + Primer I choose to buy a box with three travel sizes. 

In it you will find:

07 Passion Pop – a rich, classic red, without orange undertones;

11 Wow Pop – a bright pink/almost fuchsia;

09 Sweet Pop – a light pink/almost nude.

I really love them, my favourite everyday and everynight lipsticks to wear through this summer.




Ingredients:

-You can buy it here: US IT UK 
• OCC Lip Tar-Matte test tubes:

These are one of the best highly pigmented and long wearing lipsticks that I have ever tried! Also, one of my absolute favourite lip product.

To test the OCC Lip Tar-Matte I choose to buy a set with three mini tubes. 

In this particular one there are:

Narcissus – a lovely lavander pink

Rollergirl – a vibrant purple

Primer

Plus this set contains a mini brush for an easy and precise application.

I think this lipstick has one of the driest texture on the market, so you will have to use a good lip balm underneath to keep your lips moisturized, or the primer that comes along with this set. Speaking of the primer, it has a light and liquid/gel texture. It actually is simply a trasparent gloss that prepares and nourishes the lips prior to applying your favourite Lip Tar.

OCC Lip Tar-Matte are amazing for a long event like a wedding or a party, when you want your lip color to last without fading miserably in just a couple of hours, or looking cakey after drinking or eating.

This liquid/gel lipstick also applies very smoothly, especially if you use a lip brush.

Moreover, with such a beautiful and wide range of shades available your summer beauty look options are endless.

A little bit goes a long way, because you really need a tiny drop to obtain a good full coverage of your lips .

-Bonus point

The formula does not contain parabens, petroleum or silicone and is 100% vegan and cruelty-free.


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Ingredients:


You can buy them here: US 

What’s not so good about them?

Nothing really! They are all great lip products to rock your beauty summer look.

Final thoughts! 

In the summer I prefer a fresh, easy and colorful look, so I will use them for my night out, my daily morning errands and every time I want some bright color on my lips! 

What’s your favourite beauty look for a hot summer day/night?

If you want, let me know in the comments below.:)

Have a great Summer!;)

Final Vote:

5on 5 stars for all of them! 

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Summer Favourites: 3 Refreshing and Soothing Spritz Toners:

Hello everyone!🙂 Today it is a skincare day review, because we are going to talk about spray mists/toners.🙂

Who are they for?

Everyone who wants a good refreshing, soothing and hydrating mist to spry onto the skin whenever and wherever they like during these hot summer days. Also, everyone who wants something light to replace their usual creamy, but heavy (for the summer) moisturizer.

What’s good about them?

They are all beautiful and effective spritz toners. Amazing to refresh, soothe and calm your irritated or overheated skin. Perfects must have products for this hot summer!

• Caudalie Organic Grape Water:

Its gentle, alcohol and fragrance-free formula contains only 100% organic grape water (according to Caudalie, the water is extracted directly from grapes in Bordeaux).

This is an amazing soothing and refreshing spritz toner, with the dual power to both lightly increase hydration and reduce sensitivity. It is suitable for every skin types.

How do you use it? Should you spray this on throughout the day or use it over makeup? That’s more a personal preference than a necessity; I prefer to use this on my bare skin as a toner after cleansing, or to refresh and calm the skin throughout these hot summer days. You can also use it as a replacement to your usual creamy moisturizer throughout the next hot and humid Summer months.

Also, the spritzer gives the most perfect light mist of product, which absorbs quickly leaving your skin feeling instantly refreshed and lightly hydrated.

-You can buy it here.

• Eau Thermale Avène: 

Its exceptional mineral composition and power to treat sensitive, dry or irritated skin have made the fragrance free Avène Thermal Water a legendary product. The pH of this water is close to neutral, and is bacteriologically pure; moreover, the low mineral content contains indispensable trace elements as well as silica, which leaves a soothing barrier over the skin. In conclusion, it is an amazing, multipurpose, simple but effective water! In fact, it works to comfort a range of everyday skin irritations including sunburn, razor burn, facial redness, itching, post-depilatory irritation, eczema and even nappy rash. However, it is suitable and provides essential care for all skin types.

What exactly do you use it for? The answer is everything, so, again, it is more a personal preference than a necessity. My favourites uses are:

Throughout the day, especially during spring/summer months, since this water creates an invisible layer of mist which refresh and sooth your skin providing a long lasting relief.

Keep it in the fridge and spray over your face when you feel an uncomfortable and overheated sensation on your skin.

– Spray onto burns and shaving rash to immediately soothe and calm them.

I love it and I would definitely recommend this water spray, it’s really a must have product! 

-You can buy it here.

• Tony Moly Pocket Bunny Moist Mist:

 Firts of all, this spray mist comes in a ridiculously cute and lovely packaging!

Second, it smells amazing, fruity and fresh, and oh so summer-ish.

Last, but not least, it easily fits in your purse, backpack, etc…, so it’s perfect to use when you are out and about during these hot summer days/nights.  

This face mist is infused with a blend of fruit extracts, including aloe, to help hydrating dry or tired skin. So, this mist will give you a long lasting moist barrier throughout the day, and also a fresh and light summer fragrance. 

How do you use it? Should you spray this on throughout the day or use it over makeup? Again, it’s up to you, which one you’ll prefer, it would be right. I prefer to use this on my bare skin as a toner after cleansing.

•Bonus Point: the container is also reusable and/or refillable!

What’s not so good about it?

It contains denatured alcohol, which has the potential to cause skin irritations. So, avoid contact with eyes and cease to use it if signs of irritation and/or rash appear. (P.S.: I’ve been using it for about a month now, and I don’t have had any problems so far).

– You can buy it here or here.

What’s not so good about them?

Nothing really! They are all awesome spritz toners, and an instant boost for your skin. Also, the application of them can arise that ‘ahhhhh’ and “WOW” sensation that leaves your skin (and yourself) satisfied. They are a must have for the summer!

Final thoughts! 

I really like these kind of products, they are so easy to use, effective and can be applied in a blink of an eye! I especially love taking these away with me in my purse, when I’m out and about in the city or on vacation, to use them whenever I want or need! 

Have you ever tried a spritz toner? If so, which is your favourite? Mine is obviously the Avène Thermal Water!

Final Vote:

           

 5on5 stars 

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Summer Favourites: 3 Oh-They-Smell-So-Good Shower Gels:

Hello everyone!🙂 Today we are going to talk about body care with 3 great summery scented shower gels. :) 
 

Who are they for? 

Everyone who wants good, affordable and lightly summery scented shower gels.

What’s good about them?

It’s difficult to find shower gels and body cleansers that are gentle and non-drying but that actually do a proper work; these 3 are my favourites because they are effective, not drying, affordable and perfect for the next summer holidays! 

• The Body Shop Piñita Colada Shower Gel:

The new summer body care range from Body Shop is simply delicious! This shower gel has a rich texture that refreshes and revitalizes your skin leaving behind a wonderful tropical scent of coconut and pineapple. Also, it contains cleansing agents that won’t dry your skin, and a few emollient ingredients to help softening it. A perfect summer product!

-You can buy it here.

• Klorane Ultra-Rich Riviera Getaway Shower Gel:  

This is another amazing fragranced body wash! It cleanses well without being drying and produces a soft, slightly creamy lather that rinses well without leaving a residue behind. Its lightly but luscious and long lasting fragrance combines lemon and tangerine notes with sweet jasmine and almond scents that can remind you of the Mediterranean Sea and the French Riviera. This product is also soap-free, paraben-free and phenoxyethanol-free. Awesome!

-You can buy it here.

• Cien Sparkling Sunrise Shower Mousse:

This is a little different from a standard shower gel, because it has a mousse texture, similar to the ones that you put on your hair for styling.

The fragrance is fresh, frizzy and fruity with notes of rhubarb combined with vanilla scent. Another good, affordable and lightly summery scented shower product. It’s also perfect for everyday use and for combo/oily skin.

(P.S: I bought it at a Lidl shop.)

What’s not so good about it?

Nothing, really! They are all good body cleanser and affordable products. They also last for about 3/4 hours after you have washed them away.

Final thoughts! 

I will use them randomly this summer because I really love these new fresh, fun and tasty smelling body cleansers that I have just discovered!  

So, have you already tried one of these shower products? What’s your favourite? Or have you found any other summer shower gels that you like?:)


Final Vote:


5on5 stars

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1° Birthday Blog Box:

Ciao a tutte/i,
oggi scriverò un post diverso dal solito perché il blog ha compiuto un anno e volevo ringraziare tutte/i voi che mi seguite. 

Ho pensato, quindi, di proporvi un giveaway con un box al cui interno ci sono delle mini-size di prodotti utili per la skincare, alcune full-size di ottimi prodotti per il makeup e in più, siccome sono una fissata con la cartoleria, ho infilato anche un bellissimo e utilissimo quaderno e due evidenziatori.

Ovviamente per partecipare ci sono delle regole, mi raccomando leggetele bene prima di iscrivervi al giveaway:

Termini e condizioni:

– Il giveaway è valido solo per l’Europa.

– Il box è uno solo, quindi ci sarà un solo vincitore.

– Ogni persona può partecipare una sola volta.

Non sono previsti premi alternativi al box illustrato sotto e/o corrispettivi in denaro.

– Pineapplemakeup (io) non può essere ritenuta responsabile dei problemi relativi a spese di dogana e/o ritardata/mancata consegna da parte del corriere una volta che il pacco è stato spedito e non è più sotto la mia custodia.

РIl giveaway ̬ valido da oggi, sabato 4 giugno 2016, fino a domenica 19 giugno 2016 compresa.

– Per partecipare dovete iscrivervi alla newsletter di questo blog e lasciarmi un commento qui sotto.

– Il vincitore-trice verrà scelto/a completamente a random nei giorni immediatamente successivi alla fine del giveaway.

– Il nome del vincitore-trice verrà inserito al termine di questo post. A quel punto il fortunato/a avrà 48 ore di tempo per accettare il premio inviandomi una mail pineapplemakeup92@gmail.com . Se non riceverò la mail del vincitore-trice entro 48 ore mi riservo la facoltà di scegliere un altro fortunato/a a mia discrezione.

– I partecipanti che non si atterranno ai termini e condizioni sopra esposti potranno essere squalificati a mia discrezione ed insindacabile giudizio.

Come ci si iscrive alla newsletter?

• Basta andare nella homepage del sito e a destra della pagina o alla fine se siete su dispositivo mobile e ad un certo punto troverete un rettangolino con la frase “segui pineapplemakeup via mail“, inserite la vostra email… et voilà, il gioco è fatto!😉

Spero che questa piccola sorpresa vi faccia piacere! Un immenso grazie a tutte/i quelli che hanno letto e seguito il mio piccolo angolino di internet per un anno e buona fortuna a tutti!

P.S: Per qualsiasi domanda/chiarimento mi potete contattare pineapplemakeup92@gmail.com

Nota Bene/Disclaimer:

Questo NON è un post sponsorizzato. Tutti i prodotti all’interno del box sono stati comperati da me personalmente con i miei soldi. Solo le mini-size mi sono state regalate come promozione a seguito dell’acquisto di altri prodotti a prezzo pieno e full-size.

Nella box troverete:

•Notebook

•Due evidenziatori

•Una matita labbra

•Una matita occhi

•Effaclar Cleanser

•Anthelios XL 50plus 

•Lipikar Fluide protecting fluid

•Toleriane Ultra Fluido

•Effaclar K

•Effaclar Duo +

•Due Yankee Candle Tarts

•La vincitrice è agnese, che dovrà mandarmi una mail di conferma entro 48 ore, ritengo questo giveaway chiuso e ringrazio tutti per la partecipazione. :) 

La foto da parte della vincitrice:


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Hello everyone,

different kind of post today since it is the 1st anniversary of my little blog!

1st birthday for pineapplemakeup, wow, I’m superexcited!

So, to celebrate I wanted to say ‘Thank You So Much‘ to all of you by offering a one special giveaway. I hope you will like it.

Inside the box you will find some great full-size makeup products, some good mini-size skincare products, and, given my addiction to all things planning/writing related, a little beautiful notebook and two highlighters.

Of course, there are a few terms & conditions below so make sure to read them before you enter.

Terms & Conditions:

– The giveaway is open only for Europe.

– One winner, one prize.

– One person, one entry.

– No cash alternative or alternative prizes will be offered instead of the box illustrated below.

– Pineapplemakeup (me) cannot be held responsible for customs laws in your country or shipping delays once the box leaves my care.

– The giveaway is open from today Saturday 4 June 2016 to Sunday 19 June 2016 until midnight CEST.

– To enter you will have to subscribe to my newsletter and leave a comment below this post.

– The winner will be chosen completely at random during the days after the end of the giveaway.

– The name of the winner will be announced at the end of this post. The lucky one will have 48 hours to claim the prize by sending an email pineapplemakeup92@gmail.com . If the winner doesn’t contact me within 48 hours, I reserve the right to choose another winner at my complete discretion.

– Any entrants not adhering to the terms will be disqualified at my complete discretion.

How do you subscribe to my newsletter:

– Go to the homepage of this blog, then scroll down… at your right or at the bottom of the page if you are on mobile, you will find a little box with this sentence “follow pineapplemakeup by email“, write your email there… et voilà, les jeux sont faits!😉

I hope you will like this little surprise! A huge thank you to all of you for reading my little corner of the internet for the last year and best luck to everyone.  

P.S: If you have questions you can contact me pineapplemakeup92@gmail.com

Disclaimer: This post is NOT sponsored. The prize will include full-size products that I have purchased myself and with my own money. Also, it will include some mini-size products that I have received as promo samples after buying 2 or more full-size and full-price products.

•The winner is agnese, you can e-mail me at pineapplemakeup92@gmail.com  , within 48 hours , thanks to all for participating. :) 

The winner sent me a pic :) 


The box:

In the box you will find:

•Notebook

•Highlighters

•One lip pencil

•One eye pencil

•Effaclar Cleanser

•Anthelios XL 50plus 

•Lipikar Fluide protecting fluid

•Toleriane Ultra Fluide

•Effaclar K

•Effaclar Duo +

•Two Yankee Candle Tarts

Review of La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra Light Fluid SPF 50+:

Hello everyone!🙂 Today is a skincare review day, because we are going to talk about an amazing sunscreen product – La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra Light Fluid SPF 50+!🙂

Who is it for?

Everyone who wants an effective but lightweight SPF 50+ broad-spectrum sun protection for the face during the next sunny summer days. Also, if you have oily and/or acne prone skin this is the perfect product you have been looking for ages.

What’s good about it?

If you follow me on Instagram you will know that, 2 months ago, I have started a treatment for my acne prone skin; a prescribed treatment that includes an antibiotic and strong creams that make my skin more sensitive to the sun than normal. So, every day before going outside, I have to apply a high sun protection.  

This product is great mostly because it has an almost invisible, lightweight texture but manages to give a brilliant sun protection. Moreover, the finish doesn’t leave the skin feeling slick or looking shiny, a particularly convenient feature for those who have oily skin or plan to apply foundation and/or other makeup with it.

About that, if you are going to use this product with makeup I would recommend to blend a pump or two of your foundation/BB Cream etc., with a pump of the LRP Anthelios XL on the palm of your hand; then apply the new silky mixture you have created on your face. So then you will have a tinted formula great for evening out your complexion, and also to protect skin from sunburn and cell damage from UV rays.

Every morning I used this as a last step in my skincare routine, with or without my favorite foundation or BB cream, at least 20 minutes before leaving the house (I also apply a spritz of Serozinc – my review  here– the ideal mist for topping up and fixing my makeup).

La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra Light Fluid SPF 50+ is a non-comedogenic product, and is suitable for even the most sensitive of skin because is made without fragrance and parabens.

•You can find it here: UK IT US

Some extra tips about SPF and sunscreen products:

– UV (Ultraviolet) radiations are responsible for our suntan, but familiar effects of over-exposure are also sunburn along with higher risk of skin cancer. So, ALWAYS protect yourself from UV light.

– Sunscreen products should be repurchased new every year, since they degrade, and because of that they can’t be effective anymore.

Apply your SPF 15-20 minutes before you go in the sun. Moreover, sunscreen products are not waterproof, so, if you are going into the water or perspire heavily, you need to reapply them every 90 minutes at least.

What’s not so good about it?

Nothing really, La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra Light Fluid SPF 50+ is, in my opinion, one of the best sunscreen products on the market right now!

Final thoughts! 

I really love this product mostly because its creamy lightweight consistency dries down almost instantly for a mattifying effect with or without makeup. Moreover, its absorbent ingredients help hold back oily shine and endure hot/humid conditions. It’s also really affordable.

Ingredients:

Aqua / Water Diisopropyl Sebacate Alcohol Denat. Glycerin Dimethicone Isohexadecane Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane Octocrylene Silica Drometrizole Trisiloxane Isononyl Isononanoate Zea Mays Starch / Corn Starch C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer Ethylhexyl Triazone PEG-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine Isododecane Phenoxyethanol Isopropyl Lauroyl Sarcosinate Terephthalylidene Dicamphor Sulfonic Acid Silica Silylate Lauryl PEG/PPG-18/18 Methicone PEG-8 Laurate Caprylyl Glycol Triethanolamine Disteardimonium Hectorite Tocopherol Disodium EDTA Dodecene Propylene Carbonate Poloxamer 407 Zinc Gluconate Perlite (Code F.I.L.: C162700/2) 

Final Vote:

5on 5 stars 

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