Next Generation: Clarins Double Serum

12 Sep

Hi beauties! I hope you’re enjoying the fall so far.Β πŸ‚

Earlier this year, I attended a Clarins beauty event to introduce the next generation of Clarins’ Double Serum Complete Age Control Concentrate.

This serum, which has been around since 1985, continuously ranks as one of the best-selling anti-aging serums due to its double formula with water-soluble (hydric) and oil-soluble (lipidic) plant ingredients.

What’s new about this version of Double Serum? Clarins has added new ingredients to the formula and created a new delivery system for the 8th edition of the serum.

Bio-inspired Formula

Double Serum contains over 20 powerful plant extracts (including white tea and avocado) that mix together to stimulate the skin’s vital functions like nutrition, oxygenation, and protection. Among the plants, nine are organic and three come from fair trade.

The new generation of Double Serum now includes teasel extract to minimize the look of fine lines and organic leaf of life extract to boost skin hydration. But the star ingredient in this version of Double Serum is turmeric (yes, that’s a container of delicious turmeric in the photo).

You may already be spicing up your cooking with turmeric. The plant extract, called turmerone, improves cell communication in the skin for added radiance.

Double-Pump System

It’s always good to see beauty brands designing products so that we get the right dose for maximum product efficacy. The updated dual-chamber bottle lets you twist the top to release either a larger or a smaller drop, each containing the perfect ratio of both hydric and lipidic component.

If you have oily skin, for example, or want to use less during the day, switch the dial to the smaller drop. If you have dry skin or want to amp up the serum at night, turn the dial to the larger drop.

I’ve been using the serum, which is an amber-colored oil and gel mix, twice a day and it penetrates quickly without feeling greasy. I’m even more excited with the results, which so far include better hydration and fresher more radiant-looking skin. πŸ’•

Disclaimer: Media sample provided, all opinions are my own.
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Beauty Event: KISS NY Pro Launch Party

30 Aug

Hi beauties!

Last night, I was extremely lucky to attend a beauty event hosted byΒ KISS NY Pro to celebrate their launch in Canada!

If you’re not familiar with KISS NY Pro, it’s a K-beauty inspired line with super-blendable formulas at drugstore price points.

The quality of their products, which is comparable to prestige brands, and their philosophy to “Be Your Own Pro” (#beyourownpro) is getting a lot of buzz these days.

The event took place at the Loden Hotel in Vancouver, which is a stylish boutique hotel located downtown close to Stanley Park and Robson Street. Even though it’s a smaller hotel on the Vancouver scene, they delivered big on service with a three-course meal including a Chocolate Espresso Mousse with chocolate espresso beans.

The star attendee of the evening was celebrity makeup artist, Patrick Ta whose clients include Olivia Munn, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Lopez, and the Kardashians. Other attendees at this event included YouTube influencers, makeup artists, and beauty bloggers (some of the makeup and hair of these attendees was so amazing, Patrick had to compliment them).

Patrick, who has been working with KISS NY Pro for about a year, chose to demonstrate a bronze, glowy look to showcase the line’s products. I was really glad that he chose this type of look because it’s very doable with the products that he used. Of course, who doesn’t want to look like a bronze goddess!

Even though a typical celebrity makeup application takes 2-3 hours, Patrick was able to put together a full look in under an hour using some of these KISS NY Pro products:

Another KISS NY Pro product that I have my eye on is the Ombre Radiance Palette with a highlighter, blush, and bronzer to give skin a healthy glow. This palette comes in three beautiful shades, so it’s going to be hard to decide which one to pick up.

In Canada, you can find KISS NY Pro products at London Drugs and Rexall locations.

For makeup inspiration, check out Patrick Ta’s Instagram feed here.

 

End of Summer Favorites: e.l.f. Cosmetics

24 Aug

End of Summer Favorites: e.l.f. Cosmetics

Hi beauties!

Do you have any favorite beauty products for the end of the summer?

Here are a couple ofΒ e.l.f. products that I’ve fallen in love this past month. πŸ’•

Baked Highlighter & Bronzer

I picked up the Baked Highlighter & Blush earlier this year and loved it. When I saw that e.l.f. had a baked bronzer/highlighter duo, it was a no-brainer to pick up this one too (for $5.99!).

The bronzer shade is a medium brown in a matte finish that can also be used for contouring. The highlighter shade gives off just the right glow.

The formula for this baked duo is enriched with vitamin E and hydrating jojoba, rose hip, sunflower, apricot, and grape oils to nourish the skin.

Aqua Beauty Molten Liquid Eyeshadow (Rose Gold)

Since metallic eyeshadow has been making a comeback, I’ve been on the hunt for a pink nude shade that will work with the neutrals that I love to wear.

The Aqua Beauty Molten Liquid Eyeshadow is a liquid eyeshadow infused with Purified Water and Vitamin E to help hydrate.

The applicator makes it easy to sweep onto the lids. I then use my fingers to blend it out.

e.l.f.Β Mineral Infused Primer

I apply the Clear shade of this primer under makeup, but also wear it alone on those days when I don’t want to wear foundation (but need a little “help”).

The texture is silky and creates a smooth finish. When I wear powder foundation, it helps to make it look less dry.

Enjoy the rest of your summer! 🌞