Lately, I have discovered a new passion for fragrances. A subject I have never been too interested in until about two months ago. I don’t even remember how it started. Probably I ended up watching Youtube fragrance reviews. Next thing you know, I opened an account on Fragrantica.
I’ve already ordered a few Charlotte Tilbury products last year (the Rock ‘N’ Kohl Liner in “Marlene Midnight” and the Cheek To Chic Swish and Pop Blush in “First Love”). A review on these products is coming up soon but here’s a (ok not so brief) review on the two Luxury Palettes I have – “The Dolce Vita” and “The Rock Chick”.
Right up there on my personal list of favorite skincare ingredients is one of the alpha hydroxy acids(AHAs):lactic acid. Not only do I enjoy using it in my personal skincare routine, I also like to use it on clients. For various reasons.
It’s quite an allrounder: it gently exfoliates, it’s helpful with hydrating the skin, it helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and enlarged pores. It generally also is very helpful in treating sun damage, dryness, hyperpigmentation and acne. Lactic acid is gentle yet effective enough to work on almost every skin type (unless you’re super sensitive or allergic). It’s simply amazing stuff!
Since it’s the weekend and I like to reserve my Sundays for a DIY spa day at home, I thought many of you out there might enjoy a little treatment at home as well, even if it’s just a relaxing hot bath. To make sure, your skin stays hydrated, here’s a little tip:
Transepidermal water loss (TEWL) happens on the skin’s surface when water evaporates. It is one of the major factors that causes the tightness you feel on your skin after a shower or after washing your face. At first you feel nicely clean and refreshed, but at soon as you get out of the bathroom and let your skin “air dry” for a minute or two, the tightness kicks in and leaves you feeling uncomfortable and your skin thirsty for hydration.
Yes, it took me THAT long to buy and try this palette, although I am generally a big fan of Smashbox. Although I have always liked the selection of neutral colors when I looked it up online, the number of negative reviews kind of ruined it for me. Plus, I already have a great selection of eyeshadows (singles and palettes). Another reason why I was hesitant to buy it, was the amount of glitter in the eyeshadows in the top row. Each time I looked at this palette in “person” it was just too glittery for my personal taste because the glitter seemed chunky to me. However, while I was on travel a few weeks ago, I decided to get the small travel-size one and I am glad I did.