Thursday, 15 December 2016

Winter Delights | Christmassy Skincare with Avon's Blissfully Nourishing Line *Quick Review*

Hello, guys! How are you today? December, the most beautiful month, is finally here! Can you believe it? Presents, snow, hot spiced chocolate, warm sweaters aaand, of course, Santa Claus! 
But as much as we enjoy playing in the snow and going for long walks, we should always remember to take care not only of our skin, but especially of those areas that are most exposed to cold. Because they do take into consideration the importance of skincare, mainly in the cold months, the Avon team has developed a nourishing collection - part of their Planet Spa line - packed with beautiful ingredients.
So, without further ado, even if I think you have already guessed the culprit, here you have it: Planet Spa Blissfully Nourishing Collection by Avon. 





What can I say? I am thrilled and that's mainly because I adoreee the smell of this line! Ok, ok, back to more serious stuff; not only is the scent more than delicious, but the products really do a good job to your skin. After using it, my skin feels replenished and hydrated all day long. Should I mention the fact that the hand, elbow and feet cream is good for healing blisters too? You just apply it on the bruised area before going to sleep and in the morning puff! the blisters are gone.





Also, the hand scrub works wonders too. The sugary-like crystals prepare your hands for the next step, which is the Conditioning Paraffin Mask; enriched with paraffin and shea butter (the star ingredient of the line), this mask visibly improves your skin's condition, leaving your hands and feet, - yes, you can use this on your feet too - feeling soft, moisturised and fragranced.
The perfect at home spa treatment, huh?







All in all, I think you should give this line a try, but only if you like heavy scents, because the smell can be a bit overwhelming; also, in my opinion, this is a good alternative to the salon spa treatments mainly because it can be perfomed in the confort of your own home. And, budget friendly also, don't you think?


Until next time,

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Scent of a Woman | Comme une Evidence by Yves Rocher



Freshly picked roses, warm rhubarb tones, innocent lilies-of-the-valley. Green, crisp notes and salty nuances. Feminity and harshness. Angel and demon. Naive and seductive. Florals and woods. Such an interesting combo which makes me think of Serge Lutens's  "Féminité du bois". They are not the same thing (because SL's perfumes are more than scents, they are works of art), but  it represents the idea encapsulated in the title: the earthy, masculine nature seen through feminity. 
Comme une Evidence is a timeless perfume, both classy and seductive. Just like the title, its woman should be an appeareance, but without being vulgar. She stands up in the crowd, morphing through it as an atemporal goddess.

Being such a clean, floral, soapy-like scent, it works perfect during daytime and I find it a safe option for those who work in an office, because it lays so lighly on the skin.



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Top Notes: Bergamot, Violet Leaves
Middle Notes: Damascena Rose, Jasmine, Wild Lily-of-the-valley
Base Notes: Patchouli, Moss

Created by Annick Menardo. Initially launched in 2003, a new version launched in 2012.

*It comes in 30 ml (Le Parfum), 50 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum, 75 ml Eau de Toilette as well as 50 ml Eau de Parfum Intense along with beauty products.