Sunday, July 23, 2017

CeraVe Sunscreen SPF 50


CeraVe  has  great suncare alongside their skin products .  If strong SPF is what you're looking for they have you "covered".

These are the most strong  SPF blocks I've used.  After several hours outside both in the sun and in the pool I got almost no color. I actually wanted a little color but my arms looked the same as before. They are very water resistant too ( 40 minutes on the tube).  I did reapply on  some areas but not all and got little sun and no burn. 


The cream is fairly thick and takes some rubbing in but not a lot. It has very little white cast to it and that mostly disappears into skin quickly. The brand uses Invisible Zinc which they say is micro fine .  It feels lightweight on , you barely know it's there, that makes it nice not just for pool or beach but everyday wear.

There is a little moisture in the lotions but the stick feels more emollient( it has hyaluronic acid ) . They are oil free and have ceramides and niacinamide  for skincare. The lotions help " replenish the vital ceramides through a patented, controlled-release technology of 3 ceramides (called 1, 3 and 6-ll) that penetrates the skin’s surface and helps rebuild the barrier " according to the brand. 


Both face and body SPF 50  have 4.9% titanium dioxide and 4.7% zinc oxide. 

The SPF 50  stick has 6.9 % titanium dioxide and 4? 7 % zinc.

Price varies by store but at Target the 3oz Body Lotion is $ 13.49  and  2oz Face Lotion $ 13.59 . 





Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Gabrielle Chanel - The Fragrance



Gabrielle Chanel is here.  This beauty is a bouquet of white flowers and oh so pretty.

Gabrielle is front loaded with citrus ( grapefruit like) notes then  jasmine, There's soft orange blossom and tuberose from Grasse .  The tuberose to my nose is more subtle , it's a favorite note of mine so I would love even more but the floral combo is beautiful. Ylang Ylang is in there too. Sandalwood  and very light white musk  bring up the drydown.

It's very feminine scent with a clean feel alongside the floral.  It is light in it's way but has very good sillage, presence and lasts long.


While not as big and rich as we might have seen in the past from the brand, Gabrielle is nonetheless a lovely , elegant fragrance wearable any time but particularly suited to daytime.  And a spritz of Chanel to get the day started is a good thing.



Chanel Gabrielle is available  August 19 online @Chanel, September everywhere with  pre-sale online here 

1.7 oz $ 105.00
3.4 oz $ 135.00






Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Elizabeth Arden White Tea



Joining  Elizabeth Arden's perenially popular Green Tea  fragrance is new White Tea.

I have always loved the Green Tea scent and those types of fragrances in general. White Tea is similar to it in that it is light  and soft but it is also different . It's less tea , more musks and and green notes.

White  Tea begins with citrus and sage along with an aquatic note that gives it a slightly unisex feel. It's crisp and then becomes softer with rose and cool iris. As it dries down there are musks  , and  warm woods.


It's a great warm weather scent  with it's freshness and light sillage. Lasting power is light to medium   as it's an EDT  and it's the type of fragrance you can reapply midday or evening .


Elizabeth Arden White  Tea is $ 24 for 1 oz, 1.7 oz for $ 37 and $ 49 for 3.3 oz. along with body  cream , shower gel available also.





Sunday, July 16, 2017

L'Oreal Infallible Paints Metallics Eyeshadows




I am thrilled with the current metallic trend. I have always loved and used metallic colors in most of my makeup, trendy or not. Now with the look so popular that means lots more to love and try.


L'Oreal has new Infallible Paints Metallics Eyeshadows  for a molten gleam on your eyes. These shadows have great color payoff with little fallout. They are creamy and easy to blend. I've gotten  good wear time as well. With a primer shadow base,  4-5 hours, which  for me is really good. I melt off shadow very easily. If you don't you should get far better results . These seem to have a good "grip" on eyelids and don't crease/settle.


Shown are two of the five new shades- Caged ( rich taupe) and Brass Knuckles ( a gilded bronze-y gold ).



L'Oreal Infallible Paints Metallics Eyeshadows  are $ 9.99 and come in 5 shades.