We all don’t get to see our hairstylists for the past couple of months and for me it’s been more than 5 months. Not only that we don’t get to see our hairstylist and not get regular hair trimming, but we are also facing cold and dry winter months that seem like never ends. Although we no longer under a lockdown yet I am taking extra measures to avoid going out at this point. I already changed my hair colour at home which was a great achievement. And at the same time, I have been testing quite some new hair treatments to reset my dull and dry hair and finally, I got to try out the L’Oreal Paris’ Elvive 8 Second Wonder Water that caught my eyes while I was shopping at my local Shoppers drugstore.
L’Oreal Paris’ Elvive 8 Second Wonder Water is an in-shower treatment that launched in 2020 and transforms hair visibly softer and smoother within 8 seconds. The results are immediate! Its formulated with amino acids, and lamellar water technology that targets the areas of the hair where it needs attention without weighing down the rest of the hair.
The packaging carries a pre-measure usage indicator depending on your hair length and thickness but overall I found that one usage is good enough. Although it’s meant to use after your shampoo and conditioner, yet I have switched it with my conditioner. Squirt a dose of Wonder Water onto your mid-lengths of the hair and massage it through your hair. And rinse it out, and you’re all set. You’ll see results just within one use especially after you get to style your hair after the treatment. I love that I don’t have to set in the shower to get a hair treatment (you know how quick a shower should take for a mother of 3). I have already used it more than 3 times for the past two weeks and it has visibly transformed my dry & dull hair into a healthier and smoother-looking hair. I saw its best results when I blowout my hair. I have been kept touching my hair and wanted to feel the softness, and it looks unbelievably shiny.
It’s the time of year when I put out my eyes on new and fresh launches from beauty brands. Most of these launches are ones that tempt me toward them depending on how the trend goes for the year, as well as what my beauty needs are at this particular time. I am already testing quite many new beauty products that will be shared on upcoming posts but these ones are some beauty products that I think are going to be a super hit formula for this season. I will either get them as a press sample to test and try while some will be purchased from me to share them with you all here with my thoughts on their performance and quality.
YSL | Touche Éclat Le Teint Foundation you all know I always get too excited to find new complexion products especially foundation and concealer. I have been a long-time lover of the YSL beauty’s foundations and I still remember the first foundation that I purchased was the YSL Touche Éclat Le Teint Foundation back then about 18 years ago in my early 20’s and I wore it on my Engagement day. So very excited to test this new formula.
I always love Laura Mercier complexion products especially the Secret Camouflage Concealer Duo was one of my favorite concealers to hide my dark circles yet Laura Mercier | Secret Camouflage Concealer Duo Stick now comes in a new look. This is a 2-in-1 formula that is lightweight and full coverage, sounds good? Yes, I am super excited about this new addition from her and this is going to be a new item that I will be reaching out to from now on.
Givenchy | Teint Couture Shimmer Powder is a Limited Edition compact that I am super excited about and I think it will a beauty product that you’ll need. I always love Givenchy’s complexion products especially their powders and can’t wait to try this.
There are quite amazing skincare launches yet Dior Capture Totale Set right now is offering quite an amazing skincare set which I find are perfect traveling. Dior is also introducing their Dior Addict Lip Maximizer Plumping Gloss now in a new shade – Ultra Pink which is a very nice and fresh pink.
As many of you know I am a huge lover of cleansing oils and balms, here Shu Uemura just launched Botanicoil Cleansing Oil that I am very excited to test and see how it works on my skin.
Another skincare item that has tempted me is the Murad | Rapid Dark Spot Correcting Serum. I want to get my hands to this as soon as possible since I live to use the brightening serums during the winter season.
Charlotte Tilbury launched few new beauty items yet I have my eyes on the new Hollywood Flawless Filter Luxury Eyeshadow Palette and the Walk of No Shame Jewel Pot Eyeshadow. I love her eyeshadow formulas especially the gel cream shadows.
There few new scents that are really tempting me and the Spicebomb Night Vision Eau de Parfum is something I have my eyes one for this father’s day. I think its going to be a fresh scent for this season.
There are quite many new beauty launches including makeup and skincare at this time of the year. Most of these beauty launches consist of skincare products. I have been testing them out for the past couple of weeks and taking the time to observe the results. If you’re someone like me looking for glowy skin then I got you covered. Many of these products will be featured in full details later once I am done with their testing period. So here is my first impression on these newness.
Kiehl’s Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Mask is a nice hydrating and soothing mask that revitalizes skin immediately. I always loved their products for the fact that they work quite amazingly on skin yet know that they’re formulated with some harsh chemicals pulled me away from them for a while but I am happy to say that Kiel’s have heard the voices and now Kiehl’s products are free of Parabens, Sulfates, and Phthalates which makes me super happy. This Mask carries that light gel-like texture and adds that nice glow to the skin immediately. I absolutely love the formula and it’s designed for all skin types especially for those with dryness.
Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops is a serum that not only hydrates skin yet it adds a nice subtle glow to the skin. I think it’s one of the most amazing launches of the year since many of us are not wearing makeup while this can be used as an amazing alternative any time of the day to add glow and hydration to the skin. When I found Glow Recipe came across a new glowy product – I knew they do it right. It does look after dryness with a light gel-like texture that goes deep in the skin and adds that glow that comes from within without any glitters or sparkles.
Lancome Refining Dual Essence Clarifique is an essence that improves skin texture, adds glow, and evens out the skin. This is something I like to get done to my skin during the winter months by adding brightening products to my skincare routine. Its formulated with a blend of Glycolic Acid and Salicylic Acid to gently exfoliate the skin and purify for clear skin which been showing amazing results on my skin.
It Cosmetics Hello Results Wrinkle-Reducing Daily Retinol Serum-in-Cream this is a 2 in 1 moisturizer that combats your aging concerns in one step. Its formulated with encapsulated retinol that will reach 15 layers into the skin’s surface in just 1 hour. This moisturizer looks after your dark spots, wrinkles and improves the skin’s firmness and hyperpigmentation. I started using retinol at the beginning of the year, yet
Good Molecules Caffeine Energizing Hydrogel Eye Patches are very easy to use and they’re hydrating under-eye masks that work like wonders. My under-eye wrinkles have been getting more obvious as the dryer and cooler weather been approached. Probably I never took eye patches this seriously before but I have been using them for the past two weeks religiously and I have seen a huge improvement.
Lancome L’Absolu Rouge Intimatte Lipstick I have a full review along with the swatches to come for these lipsticks. I am a long time lover of their lipsticks and can’t wait to share everything with you all.
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray is one of the items I was super excited about since I absolutely love setting sprays and she does it well when it comes to the complexion, especially when it’s for slightly mid-age makeup products.