Sunday, June 9, 2019

L'Oreal Sublime Bronze Self Tanning Water Mousse



My pale self is a big fan of self tanning , I love that "healthy glow " but it's not so healthy unless it's faux so I gave L'Oreal's newest , Sublime Bronze Self Tanning Water Mousse a try. 

I've generally had good luck with l'Oreal's self tanners, their Sublime Bronze Self Tanning Milk is a favorite and one I would and probably will buy again.

This new mousse  gives a light natural looking bronzed tan on first application after about 5 hours. It's  very lightweight, blends easily without streaking and dries pretty fast. It is tacky/sticky for a couple hours but not that bad and you can get dressed within 10 minutes I'd say. 

 It doesn't have that self tanner odor but does have a fairly strong floral/coconut scent. It's more than I'd like but it's not something I mind too much. 

The one application was a nice boost of color and I was noticeably darker but not a lot darker.  I'll need one more to get to a more deeper shade since this is my first tanning sesh of the season .  

Overall I like the ease of use with this and have always done well with the Sublime Bronze line. Do you use self tanners ? What's your favorite? .

L'Oreal Sublime Bronze Water Mousse  is approx. 11.99 depending on retailer including Amazon .



Sunday, June 2, 2019

Guerlain Flora Cherrysia Aqua Allegoria



Just in time for Summer spritzing comes new Aqua Allegoria fragrances from Guerlain. 

If you're not familiar AAs are usually light and can applied with more abandon than something heavier as well as re-upped later in the day or evening as they last around 3-5 hours.  This makes them very nice for the warm days and nights of Summer.

Flora Cherrysia is one of the new Aqua Allegorias.  It's  breezy and pretty with cherry Blossom , bergamot and watermelon leading things off alongside  soft, sweet violet and a not too sweet pear .This never veers into fruity territory but is more floral before the musk filled drydown . 



Musk with barely there violet and equally light rose is where the scent then stays. It's a shame as the beginning is really nice and I was digging the watermelon and violet. Who knew that mix would smell so nice? 

That said, it's still a nice seasonal choice that won't overpower and will work well in the heat. 


Guerlain Flora Cherrysia is $ 105 for 4,2 oz EDT at Neimans, Saks, Lord & Taylor . 






Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Chanel Bronze et Lumiere Duo- Cruise 2019/2020




Cruise collections are usually end of year -ish but Chanel is giving us this gorg Cruise collection now, in time for Summer and that's a perfect time for it.

Part of the collection are two new Bronze et Lumiere/ Bronzer and Highlighter Duos in Clair ( light) and Medium. Each has a matte bronzing shade and shimmering highlight.

Clair is a light toned mix of peach and golden beige. It's very wearable  as it gives just  a hint of color to those of us who are paler. The matte peach warms skin up beautifully without looking like you've done much. It's subtle . The highlight shade is also soft with a warmed up bit of color and shimmer. The shimmer isn't heavy but it's not barely there either. The powder is finely milled and glides over skin.


Medium has a deeper, almost brown tone for the bronzer, great for contour or deeper skintones . The highlight side is gold and quite pretty for a bit of sunkissed glam.

The compacts have the double C embossed in them and come with a half moon brush.

Chanel Bronze et Lumiere Duos are $ 70 each at Chanel.com and wherever the brand is sold.





Monday, May 27, 2019

Guerlain Terracotta Contour & Glow Palette



Guerlain's Summer launches are ones I look forward to . Their Terracotta line is always stunning  and this year is no exception.

The Terracotta Contour and Glow Palette has three, well actually, four colors to get your Summer look on lock.

There is a deeper contouring shade , a medium bronzing tan shade ( both matte) and a blush/highlighter duo in a coral pink and pearl ( both iridescent) .


All are finely milled , lightweight feeling and offer light bronzing.  When you dust your brush across these and onto skin you won't get a dark brown streak  , but a wash of color that can be built up. They have warmth to them especially the middle bronzer shade.


The blush /highlighter is sheer and the coral shade just makes it as blush on my pale skin . Anyone darker would probably use it as a highlighter shade as well. It's beautiful though and gives a sunny boost of color.


I need to talk the packaging here too, the case is vintage metal chic looking with an art deco inspired sunburst design . Very treat yourself worthy .


I'm having trouble sourcing availability for this , Nordstrom and Bergdorf's has the other Terracotta launches but not this, it listed on Guerlain International page so best to look there to see if  it's near you.