Dr. Hauschaka

I recently received some beauty and body care products from Dr. Hauschaka. If you’re not familiar with Dr. Hauschaka name in the beauty world – Dr. Hauschaka is a Germany based cosmetics brand that carries a great range of Organic products that is certified with the NATRUE international quality seal for natural and organic skin care. They claim to not use any chemical or synthetic fragrance, dyes or preservatives in their products. All products are free from mineral oils, parabens, silicones and PEGs which makes them unique. The brand was new to me and it took me some time to go over their products and explore. I was sent out some of the products from the brand to try and after putting them on test for a while now I’m in love with their products, especially for the fact that they’re formulated with organic ingredients, which attracted me more toward the brand. Here are some of the items that I’m putting to the review today:

Skin and Body Care 

 

The brand carries a great range and selection of skin and body care products that I find is gentle and very effective for my sensitive and dry skin – I always reach out to products with highly hydrating formulas while they gentle enough on my sensitive skin. Dr. Hauschaka‘s body care products don’t feel heavy or greasy at all and carries that gentle scent that doesn’t bother me at all. The products carries that high-end looks and packaging with highly innovative and convenient dispensers. I have been in love with some of the products that I will be adding in my must have list and will definitely repurchase them.

Up first is the Soothing Cleansing Milk which cleanse and gently removes makeup and dirt from complexion. It’s very gentle and perfect for those with sensitive skin. Its formulated with Anthylis, jojoba and almond oil which helps the skin’s natural protective layer. The texture is light and conditions the skin. I find this very hydrating and it has that cream feel while skin feels refreshed and smooth. You can introduce this to your morning and evening by applying evenly to a damp face and rinse using water or lukewarm cloth. You can also use this as an eye makeup remover by applying a little Soothing Cleansing Milk to a dampened cotton pad, and swipe out gently over the eye area. I love how it doesn’t feel dry after cleansing especially during these cold and dry winter mounts.
I personally loved the packaging, it have that high-end looking packaging. This Soothing Cleansing Milk comes in thick clear glass bottle with turn on/lock pumping dispenser where I loved how convenient it is for dispensing that perfect amount of product and without the hustle of cap.

Next is the Facial Toner which is a light weight toner that supports skin’s natural processes of cleansing and renewal. Although I’m not a huge fun of toner at all I find they irritate my skin, and exposes for skin but for those whose looking for a good toner I believe this is some thing you want to consider. This Facial Toner minimizes the appearance of pores and helps with balancing the moisture levels of your skin.

It’s formulated with Anthyllis extract which helps skin remain balanced. It’s also infused with Witch Hazel extract that tones and supports the elasticity of skin and refines pores. It’s great for all skin textures (normal, dry, mature and sensitive). It comes in spray dispensing form which I find it every easy to apply. Again comes in beautiful and thick clear glass bottle which gives that sleek and luxury look to the finish of the packaging.

Rose Nurturing Body wash and Rose Nurturing Body Cream was sent out to me a while back from the brand which I have been using it since I have my hands on. These are some of the new products that have been added to the collection. The Rose Nurturing Body wash is a light weight and gentle body wash that cleanses while it carries a very gentle scent of rose. The scent is not too strong but it have a beautiful scent aspects of the sensuous petals. It lather up to a creamy foam and skin doesn’t feel dry after. It carries that creamy feeling where it leaves the skin with a little moisture.
On the other hand the Rose Nurturing Body Cream is a light weight body moisturizer that keeps the skin hydrated and smooth. It gets into the skin immediately without feeling too heavy or greasy with a supple fragrance of roses. Its infused with rose essential oil and precious extracts from wild rose hips and rose petals to keep the skin hydrated and protected against dryness. The Rose Nurturing Body Cream is formulated with Organic shea butter combined with almond and jojoba oils for a softer and silky looking skin.

Makeup 

The brand also carries a great range of makeup items that are pretty good, I would say if you’re some one with basic needs of makeup products then they have a selection and pretty items for you. The makeup line from Dr. Hauschaka is very simple and easy to pick especially for those who gets confused when there are many options. The makeup line is very basic

Colour Correcting Powder is a light weight and translucent powder that comes in four different correcting shades that helps reduce the appearance of  redness while the lighter shades brightens the complexion for a fresh look. It also sets the foundation for a longer period of time. It’s formulated with luminous mineral pigments combined with nourishing botanical ingredients such as soothing anthyllis and witch hazel for a flawless appearance. Comes in pretty good packaging with a good size mirror for a  touch up while on the go. 

Up Next is the Eyeshadow Trio in Sunstone which is a set of three eyeshadow shades in neutral shades. The eyeshadow palettes comes in four different color combinations to give the pop of color depending on your eye color or personal preference. I find the eyeshadow pretty basic, and perfect for every day wear. The formula combines with mineral pigments, the texture is silky and layers beautifully. Its infused with nourishing botanical ingredients such as black tea to moisturizer and soothe the delicate skin around the eye area. I personally love it for every day look and for those whose looking for that simple eye look. To me Nothing too especial, but it have a good texture, pigment and formula. It does blend beautifully and it doesn’t go too crazy with layering. It gives that subtle and soft eye look.

The Volume Mascara in Black is also one of the new products that have been added to their Makeup collection, It comes in three beautiful shades – Black, Brown and Plum. I received the Volume Mascara in black which I found it was a true black. It gives lashes a nice curl and adds volume. The brush is on the thicker side with lots of bristles to give lashes that lifted look. It stays up pretty good for the whole day without smearing or smudging.

 

Last is the Lipstick in Dahlia which is a nice and beautiful hot red shades with soft shimmers which I think is perfect for the holiday season. The formula is pigmented and it’s infused with mineral pigments and botanical ingredients such as rose petals, almond oil and camauba wax that makes this lipstick very nourishing and moisturizing. Dr. Hauschaka’s lipstick collection carries a great range of shades and colors that are very tempting. It includes nudes, reds, pink and plums shades for that perfect lips. I personally loved the formula, it stays as good as any other regular lipstick would stay. Keeps the lips moisturized and soft while wearing. You can line it with a lip liner to lock it from bleeding or smudging. Reapplication is definitely required after meals. 

Bottom line I have been loving Dr.Hauschka’s products, especially the skin and body care line. The Soothing Cleansing milk is one of my favorite products from their skin care line, that I have been using it regularly. As well as the Rose Nurturing Body wash and Body cream, I have been using it for kids and my self and it works amazing on skin, they are all gentle enough for sensitive skin. I also found the makeup line is pretty good, its simple but it’s good in a way that you don’t get lost while picking up for your every day beauty items. I also love the products for the fact that they’re formulated with organic ingredients which makes it more safer to use the items regularly without any harm. You can find the item online at Dr.Hauschka.com.

Many thanks to Dr.Hauschka’s team for sending over press materials for reviewing. 

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Thierry Mugler | Angel Eau de Parfum Étoile des Rêves & Angel Perfuming Body Cream

Thierry Mugler is introducing the new Angel Eau de Parfum Étoile des Rêves (C$146.00 for 100 ml) and Angel Perfuming Body Cream (C$120.00 for 200 ml). This time Mugler is celebrating its 25 years of oriental gourmands and they were really kind to send me the press samples to join the celebrations. Angel Eau de Parfum Étoile des Rêves is a night Eau de Parfum that is inspired by the glamorous boudoir tradition, it’s an intense version of Angel with an intoxicating fragrance that persists…all night long. I have had the pleasure to try out many different version of Angle perfume from the brand in the past couple of years like Angle Muse Hate to loveAngle Shooting Star, and Angel Eau Sucrée Eau de Toilette. The Angel Eau de Parfum Étoile des Rêves is light and carries a delicious and bewitching scent. It stays up amazing and have been working great with my body chemistry.

Angel Eau de Parfum Étoile des Rêves through its multiple facets:

  • 1st facet: bergamot
  • 2th facet: praline/hedione
  • 3th facet: vanilla/patchouli/musk

The packaging is quite traditional and unique with the galaxy inspired carvings, which makes it even more lux looking on top of your vanity. I loved how the whole collection of Angle comes in the same Blue tone shade.

Angel Perfuming Body Cream is a rich and creamy body moisturizer that carries the Thierry Mugler’s iconic Angel scent and with amazing sensual and passionate notes. The texture is soft and smoothes out the skin upon application. It have a pure and innocent style. The packaging is quite exquisite and beautiful, it definitely adds so much glam to look of your vanity. The scent stays up amazingly and interacts with your body’s chemistry. I adds up the scent of your Angel Eau de Parfum Étoile des Rêves to intensify plus it adds to the lasting power. I haven’t gone extreme and applied it all over my body but giving a little touch to my arms, top of my shoulders and knees offers a divine scent every time I move.

Top Notes:

  • Bergamot,
  • Red Berries
  • Vanilla/Patchouli

 

A huge thumbs up to this edition of Angle’s Perfume and Body Cream for its performance, quality and presentation. I have been obsessed over the combination of this Angle’s edition. Wishing Thierry Mugler a very happy 25 birthday of oriental gourmands, I would highly recommend to give this combo a try. You can find the Angel Eau de Parfum Étoile des Rêves and the Angel Perfuming Body Cream at Hudson’s Bay and Shoppers Drug Mart.

Many thanks to the Thierry Mugler team for sending the press samples. 

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Holiday Gift Guide 2016

holidayThis is first Holiday Gift Guide post since million idole was published and I’m thrilled to present my first Holiday Gift Guide in a very glamorous way. Holiday Season is just around the corner, I just can’t believe it’s already mid November and most of us only left with few more weeks to prepare our gifts – especially if you’re ordering online you want to make sure you do so now since it may take products longer to get to your door than usual.
Today I’m featuring some great discovery gift sets and some individual ones which are very exclusive. I have also added few non-beauty products since I find many family members and friends are not beauty junky, I have organized little bite from different categories to make it easy for you to choose the right gift for your loved ones, considering every thing beauty wise and some accessories.

Skin Care

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There are many gift bundles and kits to choose from and yet many are confusing. I have few makeup sets which have launched recently which are very exclusive, and I would recommend to get them sooner than later since the value sets will sell out quickly. As a makeup lover here are some of the beauty sets that I have been hauling over since I have received them. Starting with skin care Skin Inc Glam Up Kit ($82) exclusive at Sephora is a must have skin care duo which preps skin and seals in all the goodness for a glowing skin. This is perfect for all skin types so there is need to worry about gifting it to any one considering their skin issues. It comes in a beautiful Holiday themed package, and it contains (2 oz/ 60 ml Pure Revival Peel and 1 fl oz/ 30 ml Pure Deepsea Hydrating Mask). As well as the Black Tea Age-Delay Traditions ($130) from Fresh Beauty is a beautiful set to reveal firmer, younger-looking skin with this skin care set. It’s good for all type skin textures. Soft and smooth lips gets dreamy but not anymore with Sugar Lip Entourage from Fresh Beauty, I found the package the cutest by far. It’s a perfect set to prep, protect, and perfect your pout with nourishing Sugar lip formulas. Last but least in the skin care section Burts Bee’s Mani and Padi kit ($19) will give your loved ones the pleasure of having Spa like treatment in their own place within few minutes.

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Make-up

makeupTalking about some beauty products – Charlotte Tilbury always brings in the most glamorous gift sets at all prices and I think all girls do need a piece from Charlotte Tilbury’s collection. Charlotte Tilbury’s Dreamy Look in the Clutch ($150) carries beautiful beauty products which comes in a gorgeous clutch look and it does carry a very dreamy look and luxurious feeling into it. This clutch contains :

  • Luxury Palette: Legendary Muse
  • Mini Legendary Lashes
  • Mini Legendary Eye Liner: Bedroom Black
  • Mini Legendary Lip Liner: Bitten Kiss
  • Hot Lips™: Secret Salma
  • USB with Exclusive Video Tutorial

I have all ready reviewed PUR Cosmetics Love Your Selfie 2 ($42) fully here, since I couldn’t resist how beautiful this palette is. It is a complete makeup set that pleases any one, It comes in a gorgeous packaging. As we all have the same love for lips – Beautycounter Love & Lust Gift Set ($108) is a perfect combination of lip gloss sets – which carries different texture and different finishes which would be perfect for all age group ladies. It does come in a beautiful packaging and a beauty note to bring smile to any one’s face.
Ending the Beauty section giving final touches to lips and nails from Nars Cosmetics – Thousand Worlds Lip & Nail Set ($49) reviewed here is one of most beautiful combo sets that have been launched recently. It carries the most elegant colors to give a chic finish to the look.

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Fragrance

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Up next fragrances – some times it purchasing gifts gets challenging and I believe fragrance is one of the most safest ways to sneak by easily. I have few latest from fragrances for Her and Him in this section. Starting from Her – Mugler have just launched their latest Alien Divine Ornamentation ($133 limited Edition & exclusive at Hudson’ Bay Company) which I’ve found it very exclusive and carries a very subtle scent as well as Angel Arty Collector Cover ($98 Limited Edition and exclusively available at Hudson’s Bay), Mugler invents a new way to metamorphose the Angel bottle! the cover is very unique which enhances and protects the Angle Bottle the 25ml Nomad Star. Juicy Couture have launched I Am Juicy Couture ($89) earlier this year which carries a juicy, sensual and addictive style. And last on the fragrance section to present for Her is Coach Eau de Perfume ($115), which carries a sensual suede musk base note. It really brightens up the day.
We can never forget the special men in our life, whether it’s our life partner, father, brother or son. Sometimes finding the right gift for men it out of our hands, especially in my case. But I was very pleased with the new edition of  Jimmy Choo Man Intense ($99) which have been launched at the end of October. It carries a sophisticated and overtly masculine style. And to finish it off I have Vintage from John Varvatos (&110) with classic, distinctive and smooth style which I found very charming. 
If makeup, skin care or fragrance is too hard to pick out for some one too picky, beauty tools are quite appealing. Foxybae hair straightening brush is the safest and easiest way to get any type of hair into shiny and straight locks. Plus they’re offering a 20% off limited edition for holiday sale, use STRAIGHT 20 at the checkout.

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Beauty Tools

attachment-1-jpegUsing the right tools for your makeup application is a must, Foxybae ($149) Hair Straightening Hair Brush is deluxe hair brush which straightens the hair in minutes without frying or drying the hair. And right now you can get 20% off the special holiday sale promotion. BYOB: Bring Your Own Brushes Break Ups to Make Up Brush Set ($36) from Sephora’s collection is a beautiful set of brushes. It is an exclusive five-piece brush set in a jelly pouch. Face cleanser are a must for all ladies and I find the LUNA™ 2 for Combination Skin is one of cleansing tools which cleanses while improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for radiant, firm, youthful-looking skin. And at last in beauty tools section if you remember Kusshi Kick Starter Makeup bag I reviewed in August, also comes in leather cover – it’s a bit pricy but it will be an impressive gift and will be used guaranteed.  

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I hope this Holiday Gift Guide was helpful  and give you some idea for gifting options. I have featured the most exquisite and latest products from well-known brands that will impress your love ones this holiday season. I will have few more last-minute holiday gift guides for those who waits to shop last-minute plus few reasonable gift ideas price wise so you can buy multiple just to add-on top of gifts or just in case you missed some one on your list.

 Many thank to Skin Inc, Fresh beauty, Burts Bee, Nars, Beautycounter, Pur cosemtics, as well as Mugler, Juicy Couture, Coach, Jimmy Choo, john Varvatos, FoxyBae, Sephora, Foreo Luna and Kusshi for providing the press materials to millionidole for editorial purposes.   

 

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