Here’s a secret: sometimes I don’t really want to review something not because I’m lukewarm about it, but because I am too attached. Blogging about beauty involves constantly trying new things, but sometimes I’m actually really happy to stick to what I know and love, like Aesop Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Facial Treatment! To put simply, it’s a dry oil, and probably the heaviest but the best I’ve ever tried! If I have anything important the next day or just feel my skin needs some extra boost, this is what I take out of my arsenal!
My love for L’Occitane has not been a secret. For someone who is into natural scents and ingredients in skincare products, this is a brand you can’t miss out on. What with lavender, almond, and roses however, their Verbena line has consistently stayed off my radar.
Not anymore! Each summer L’Occitane adds some limited edition products to the Verbena line. This year they come with a citrus twist! Inspired by traditional sorbet recipes of Provence, the Sorbet Verbena products contain lemon and mint essential oils on top of verbena extract from Corsica.
(The verbena sorbet I tasted. I’m normally not a fan of sorbet, but it was perfectly summery!)
In this post I will review the original Verbena Shower Gel, the Cooling Hand Cream Gel, and the Sorbet Verbena Cooling Gloss. Only the Cooling Gloss is limited edition, but all of these are perfect for summer as they are very refreshing!
Happy Monday! I hope you had a relaxing weekend! Mine certainly was, and now I’m ready to kick start the week!
If you have paid a little attention to new skincare products, you might have spotted the dry oil trend. From hair oil to face oil, from body oil and even body oil with an SPF (like the Corine de Farme one I recently talked about), dry oil has been taken the market in its stride. Since Caudalie is one of my all-time favorite brands, I was naturally all curious and excited to try their new product, Divine Oil.
We’re over the hump! The week has practically flown by with the long weekend, and very soon it’ll be the weekend again! Today I’m going to share 3 cleansers that I have been using with you. I hope I’m not the only one who has several cleansers lining up in the bathroom, but anyways here we go!
last week I was invited to The Body Shop event. There were several things going on, including signing the cruelty-free petition, repackaging of their body butter, and meeting their internationally-renowned makeup artist Chase Aston in person! The slogan is look good, feel good, do good.
Here are some pictures so you get a sneak peek, and the rest are on Facebook so feel free to go over there and enjoy the whole deal!
Community fair trade ingredients. The honey smelled sooo good!
New packaging of the body butter:
Chase Aston doing a demonstration:
All the yummy scents:
Annnd I wrote a guest post for Mimi at Makeupwithdrawal so that she could chill a bit with her fiance somewhere nice and warm 🙂
The post is about my 5 must-have French pharmaceutical skincare products. If you click here you’ll see it!
I also feel obliged to show you a picture of Mimi’s dog Kuma. This dog has to be one of the MOST adorable ones I’ve ever seen. He’s so big, and he seems SO nice! This is him taking a bath :p
He looks so miserable yet meek I just want to kiss him 100 times!
Hope you enjoy the pictures and the guest post! I’ve been running around a lot these days, and that’s why I’d be a bit slow in replying to your comments, but I WILL catch up with them tomorrow so comment away!
Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx