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Monthly favorites : My January Favorites

February 6, 2014

Monthly favorites posts haven’t seen the light of day for a while, here on the blog, simply because I’m using almost the same products all the time and because nothing seems to be mind blowing these days.

Lately, I’ve been really trying to get good looking skin because:

a) I’m starting to breakout again (fyi I took the Accutane treatment), and…
b) I can’t be bothered to do my eyes everyday. Something has to look good!

This month, I got introduced to Eucerin products thanks to Glambox. The first product is their lip balm. I’ve already used this in the past. It’s one of the most hydrating lip balms that I’ve ever tried! It lives in my pencil case and I always pop it out in class. All the teachers stare at me with a weird look when I do that, haha!
The next Eucerin product is the Aqua Porin Active eye cream. I’ve never used eye cream before, just argan oil sometimes. Wow. I was definitely blown away by the difference it makes. It’s really refreshing and light, and it goes on smoothly.

Since I’ve been working on by skin more than eyes or lips, I’ve been switching between two foundations. The first one is my Holy Grail foundation for everyday use: the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer. Love Love Love Looove. I’ve wrote enough about it, you can check out the review here.
Another foundation I’ve been using on my ‘good looking skin’ days is Skin Ideal by Une. I have a deep affection for the dewy glowy fresh finish this gives. If you’re a fan of dewiness and lightweight foundations, this is definitely for you.

The last product on my list has also been introduced to me by Glambox. It’s Lolita Lempika’s Elle L’aime perfume. It’s a mix of floral, fresh lime and coconut. It reminds me a lot of when I’m on holidays.

As for other random updates, there is the Dubai Cycle Tour happening during the weekend. Most of the roads are closed, that’s a bummer. But on the bright side, schools are off today which leaves me with a three day long weekend. Oh Dubai, how I love you!

What are your monthly favorites? Tried any of these before? Leave a comment 🙂 

– Zein xx

December’s Glambox

December 31, 2013

I must admit that the feeling of coming back home to a pink box filled with beauty products is pretty amazing. This month’s Glambox came in a bit early. So I had the chance to play with my five new toys before the end of December.

1. Eucerin Lip Balm – this is a blast from the past, for me. The Eucerin Lip Balm was one of the balms that I’ve used and abused during my six months of roaccutane. It contains SPF 6 and it reduces redness around the lips. I’ve haven’t used this for over a year or two now. It is still an amazing lip balm. I highly recommend it, especially for this time of year. Indeed, I have ditched my beloved Beesline lip balm that I’ve raved about for so long. I got so used to it that it doesn’t even moisturise my lips anymore. Nothing worse than dry lips, right?

2. Eucerin Aqua Porin Active Eye Cream – a very refreshing eye cream that is easily absorbed. It reduces signs of tiredness and definitely moisturises. Believe it or not, it is my first eye cream ever. I used to apply a bit of argan oil on my under eye area and it would work perfectly.

3. Nivea Smooth Sensation Body Lotion – this is the only product that I haven’t tried yet. It contains Shea Butter, Ginkgo Extract and Vitamin E for long lasting softness.

4. Inglot Freedom AMC Eye Shadow Square – I was definitely blown away by the texture of this eyeshadow. Very creamy, buttery and luxurious – comparable to Urban Decay shadows. I’ve never tried Inglot shadows. I got a very frosty colour that looks beige in the pan, but turns out to be a blueish grey on the eyelids.

5. Lolita Lempika Elle L’aime Eau du Parfum – this is the newest fragrance from Lolita Lempika, a mix of coconut flower and lime, jasmine and myrrh. I still don’t really know how I feel about this scent. I can’t decide whether I like it or not.

Have you tried any of these products before? Thoughts? Make sure you leave a comment 🙂 

– Zein xx