The fantastic five
A little beauty review now that I’m back from my vacation. I have a few products that revolutionised my life during those 3 weeks, either at the beach or in the countryside.
Let me share with you my thoughts about 5 products (1 of which you already know), they were tested and approved in extreme conditions, I’m not kidding !
I heard about this magic cream on Instagram I think, then I forgot about it until I found myself looking for a product to moisturize my feet at the end of the winter. I thought back to Egyptian Magic and I ordered it immediately.
This cream is a mix of olive oil, beeswax, pollen, royal jelly, propolis, and of course a bit of magic !
I first used it on my feet and in one night it completely repaired my heels and softened my skin. I had a few cracks on my feet this winter and I’ve been using it every night before going to sleep and during the day when I put open shoes on. The skin of the foot stays moisturized all day long. I recommend massaging your toes with it, it does magic on the nails.
In Miami, I also had a chance to test it on mosquito bites, sunburns, scratches, dry hands after playing in the sand with my son, anyway I repeat it once again : magic !
You can also use this cream for eczema, dry hair, stretchmarks, when you remove your make-up, etc etc.
To me it’s a cream you simply must have in your beauty case, I recommend to directly buy the big jar, even if you don’t need to use a lot of it each time, this cream is useful for so many stuff that you are quickly going to become addicted.
I’ve been using this cream for almost 6 years now, I praised it on this blog more than once, it’s THE cream I always have several tubes of, just to be sure I won’t be short when the warm days come.
Uriage’s Bariéderm is to be used inside the thighs, a knob on each side and you’ll be protected from unpleasant burns between the thighs.
No more cycling pants or leggings, with this cream you can live with bare legs under your skirts and dresses no problem. I apply it once a day and that’s enough, twice when I’m going to a party and that I have to change but that’s it. I quite unsettling and hard to believe the first time, I personally brought leggings with me just in case, but it’s magic !
As many of you are readers of this blog, I’m repeating this and I will repeat it again because this cream really changed my life and those of many readers.
It’s a liberation and I couldn’t get by without it now !
In all this years, I noted that there’s a very low percentage of women with whom it doesn’t work so I can also recommend the Nok cream which is also an insulating cream.
I was looking for a few products to bring back from my trip to the US and I found this mascara from the brand Covergirl.
With a big bottle-brush, the brush surprised me at first but you quickly get used to it and most of all it’s a real advantage to apply it. I think it’s going to be difficult to get back to smaller sizes.
The texture is fluid and gives volume to the eyelashes quickly. I tested the standard version but this mascara also exists in waterproof.
The brand Covergirl isn’t commercialized in France but you can find it in Switzerland for instance. I gave you the link to cometeshop.fr if you’re interested.
And it’s cheap, around €15, and a great price-quality ratio.
Still from my beauty shopping in the US, I found The System Formula X that Sephora just started selling in April.
I took advantage of the special, $32 for the complete kit The System offered in the US including 3 products : cleanser, foundation, your choice of nailpolish and the top coat.
No nailpolish stays more than one day on my flabby nails and now, revolution, I can keep my polish up until 3 days and sometimes more, depending on my activities. I read that certain people, that certainly don’t have my crappy nails, kept their polish 8 days !
The cleanser (obviously) cleans the nail, skims off the fat and prepare it to receive the foundation. And it’s this step that makes the big difference.
Then, as usual, the foundation, the polish and the top coat.
The polish has a big covering power, no need to put on 2 layers, it dries really quickly.
The top coat offers a big advantage, a crazy shine.
It’s the first time I’ve found a brand that goes with my (crappy) quality of nails.
I told you about it before, this light-reflecting powder is absolute magic !
When you’re starting to tan, it’s not always easy to put make-up on, yo don’t always have the right shade at your disposal and I personally really want to put the least possible amount of make-up on my skin and just enjoy this natural coloring.
I randomly tried this powder, it was perfectly translucent and I figured it would fit any complexion. Bingo !
The tan tends to add shadow around the eyes, all it took was a touch of this translucent iridescent powder to give just the right amount of light to my eyes.
On vacation, I just used this Shiseido powder, some mascara, some lipstick and that was it. Happiness.
I hope you enjoyed this review of tested and loved products !
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