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BEAUTY FAVORITES: AUGUST EDITION!

My first “Favorites” video is live on the channel! This month I have been using 6 products that I’m loving, including 2 skincare, 2 hair products, and 2 makeup products!

Press play to find out what’s so great about them!

NIOD CAIS: http://bit.ly/2uPaJVJ
Hylamide SubQ Anti Age Serum: http://bit.ly/2whs6PP
Coco Loco Heat Protection Spray: http://bit.ly/2oezeIB
Joico Moisture Recovery Treatment Balm: http://bit.ly/2w9cRrN
Mac Strobe Cream: http://bit.ly/2wXewyn
Max Factor Matte Lipstick in Flame: http://bit.ly/2uPrrES

XX,

Ariella

BEAUTY,HAIR,SKINCARE

FRENCH PHARMACY TOP 10 BEAUTY BUYS: BEST IN SKINCARE AND HAIR

After living in France for almost 4 years I can say I have my all time French Pharmacy favourites! I’ve tested quite a few products all those years and here are the best ones that work for me:

Lierac Mesolift Serum: http://bit.ly/2ny4O3J
Avene Skin Recovery Cream: http://bit.ly/2n8qxhX
Avene Thermal Water: http://bit.ly/2mZOuHL
Sanoflore Gelee Magnifica: http://bit.ly/2mZNIKI
Caudalie Eau de Beauté: http://bit.ly/2ny0G3Q & http://bit.ly/2nPgUl7
Onagrine Huile Native: http://bit.ly/2mFIcdS
Lierac Hydra Chrono + Levres: http://bit.ly/2n8ouuk
La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume B5: http://bit.ly/2n8ogmC
Saforelle Gentle Cleansing Care: http://bit.ly/2n8q4Mt
Leonor Greyl L’Huile de Leonor Greyl: http://bit.ly/2mCv34m

I realised I left out such an important product!! I absolutely adore the Bioderma Atoderm Intensive Baum, which was was the only body cream that ever saved my extra dry cracked skin!  http://bit.ly/2mCHGMF

 

Do you have any French Pharmacy favourite? Share your tips in the comments!

XX,

Ariella

BEAUTY,HAIR,MAKEUP,SKINCARE

LATEST BEAUTY PRODUCTS I’VE BEEN USING

Hey, guys! I’ve uploaded a new video on my Youtube Channel and it’s all about the latest beauty products I’ve been using. I talk about makeup, skincare and hair, sharing what I’m loving as well as those products I’m not loving so much. And they are all listed below the video!

Also, make sure you subscribe here for more!

XX,

Ariella

BEAUTY,HAIR

BEST PRODUCTS TO STYLE YOUR HAIR: PROTECTION, HOLD AND FINISH

BEST PRODUCTS TO STYLE YOUR HAIR

Hey, guys! Today’s post is about the best products to style your hair when you use blow dryer, curling or flat iron. Take notes as this might help you!

1.Frizz Ease Original 6 Effects Serum by John Frieda (PROTECTION): This serum was the best find of my entire life when it comes to managing my coarse hair. It’s a blend of silicones, silk protein, and thermal protectant to eliminate frizz and leave hair smooth, shiny and with a lot less volume. I use a very small amount on my hair after washing it and prior to blow drying it. The result is a sleeker tamed hair, that won’t go crazy with humid weather (Hello, England!).  It’s perfect for coloured and chemically treated hair like mine. I’m also loving this Kerastase product I reviewed here.

2. Elnett Satin Spray for Coloured Hair (HOLD): No need to say much about this spray, we all love it as it provides great hold and yet goes away when we brush it without leaving heavy residues. I like this one for its UV protection, shiny and soft finish, and I use it when I curl my hair with the flat iron.

3.Elvive Extraordinary Oil by L’Oreal (FINISH): This oil is enriched with 6 flower extracts and has also UV protection for coloured hair. I wanted a nourishing oil that I could use every day on my hair tips without feeling greasy, and this one feels lightweight to me. I use to finish my blow dry, and in the mornings to brush my hair between washes. I do have very dry hair so be careful not to over do it.

 

What do you use to style your hair? Let me know in the comments!

XX,

Ariella

BEAUTY,HAIR,SKINCARE

ONAGRINE HUILE NATIVE: THE FRENCH BEAUTY OIL

ONAGRINE HUILE NATIVE: THE FRENCH BEAUTY OIL

I sooo need to go back to Paris to stock up on my favorites french pharmacy beauty products!!

One I came across right before moving to London was Onagrine. It caught my attention for the brand’s name, which refers to Onagre, known as Evening Primrose. I was looking for a multi-purpose blend of oils, and the mix of Onagrine Huile Native is great: Evening Primrose (of course!!), Argan, Macadamia, Grape Seed and Almond oils. It’s a dry oil with an amazing scent, which I use mainly on my face. The oil has antioxidant, nourishing, anti-inflammatory and  regenerating properties thanks to it’s blend of oils containing Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, linolenic acids, vitamin E, and others.

I basically use it every night or every other night on my face, after a serum or retinol or even alone. It dries quickly and leaves skin smooth and glowy (not greasy, believe me!). I also use it a few times a week on my hair ends and sometimes on my body when I forget to use my Weleda oil in the shower (will review it soon!). So pretty much a staple product specially for traveling, as you have all in one.

Do you use any oil you like??

XX,

Ariella

BEAUTY,HAIR

KERASTASE SERUM THERAPISTE & JOICO KPAK

KERASTASE SERUM THERAPISTE & JOICO KPAK

Me and the blow dryer is a really old love story. At least once a week (from one to three) I blow dry my hair on full power so I can get my hair styled. Guess it started when I was fourteen and I had my mom as a model – she was married to her blow dryer as well (!!) I don’t have naturally straight hair, in fact my hair is really difficult to manage specially if I do not use chemical straighteners. So I find the need to blow dry it as much as possible so it can be more manageable and look the way I like it to look.

But all of that blow dryer – flat iron – chemicals cans take a toll on our hair, so I don’t let it go neglected. The heat and chemicals can damage the hair, give you split ends, cause breakage, dullness and etc, so there are two things I do to prevent/treat it: use a heat protector before styling and use a reconstructor once a month. I found 2 products I’m currently using and I’m in love with both of them:

Joico K-Pak Deep Penetrating Reconstructor: I believe most of you have heard about this award-winning product! It is a powerful combination of amino-acids that acts in only five minutes to rebuild and fortify stressed strands. Our hair is formed by keratin, composed by several amino-acids, that’s why we need amino-acids based products to restore strands’ health. What I like about the K-Pak from Joico is that it acts fast, so you only need 5 minutes, and it leaves your hair smooth. Many reconstructor products may not leave your hair smooth so you would need extra moisture on top of it. It’s the best I’ve tried so far! I’ve been using John Frieda Full Repair Deep Conditioner for a while (which I love, it’s also hydrating) but a rapid and more drastic result I’ve achieved with the Joico K-Pak.

Kérastase Resistance Sérum Therapiste: part of the new “Résistance” line, this sérum is the final step and can be used in both damp and dry hair, from mid-lengh to ends, to heal, seal over-processed hair and to diminish appearance of split ends. It is also packed with amino-acids and has heat protection up to 230°. The product comes with two separate sides combined in a pump so you get a cream-based product from one side and a clear one from the other. You mix together in the palm of the hands and apply to the hair. I find 2 pumps to be enough for my hair, which is thick and voluminous, and it’s great because it does not feel heavy at all (at least in this quantity for me). I use in damp hair prior to style it. So far I’m very pleased with the results!

XX,

Ariella

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