M.A.C Cosmetics launched their spring collection, Cherry Blossom. The collection is limited edition and mainly includes Matte Lipsticks in 3 limited edition shades, Lip Balms in 3 limited edition shades and Blushes in 3 shades. There are few other pieces that come in a limited edition packaging like the Fix+ setting spray, Prep-Prime Lip + Brush Strok liner. The Moon-Bloom packaging is just gorgeous! I have been a long-time lover of M.A.C cosmetics beauty products and I know many of my readers are in the same zone as me.
The Cherry Collection has 3 limited edition matte lipsticks shades that include:
I was sent out 2 out of 3 shades for consideration (Dramarama and Moody Bloom). Which I find are perfect shades for those who like to wear bright shades for the springtime while they make a perfect bold look night looks. I have always loved the matte formula from M.A.C cosmetics. They wear nicely and stay up pretty well without smudging. I can see myself wear the Moody Bloom, it’s one of the perfect red shades that go well with my skin tone.
As a lip balm lover, I always look into a good hydrating balm formula with a nice tint + glow, and I am super happy to say that this has everything I need to complete my everyday look. Fleur Welcome is a perfect pinky red that brings up a nice natural look to the lips with enough shine. This would be one of the lip balms I would want to wear and carry in my spring makeup up bag to pick up my mood.
Extra Dimension Blush comes in 3 limited shades which I find the entire selection is gorgeous and the shade Under My Plum is just Stunning! This is one of the shades I have never had the courage to wear but it looks stunning on all skin tones. The blush carries nice fine shimmers that add a nice glow to the skin as well as it blends smoothly over the complexion without feeling powdery at all.
The entire collection is just gorgeous and if you’re a beauty collector or looking for some nice spring collection I would highly recommend to grab your items before its gone. I found some of the items are already sold out online yet you might get lucky to find them in stores.
Spring season is in full swing with all the new launches related to the fresh and floral themes. And as a floral scent lover here, I have the most exquisite scent for the season for you, Givenchy L’Interdit Edition Millesime Eau de Parfum (C$118 for 50 mL, $136 for 100 mL). This is a classic warm floral scent that is filled with the best combinations of notes like Orange Blossom, Jasmine, and Patchouli.
I find the scent carries a light woody oud scent that makes this stand out compare to other floral scents. I would wear such scents for date nights or night events because it’s such an elegant scent.
I have been wearing the L’Interdit Eau de Parfum Intense reviewed here, for all fall/winter months and every time I wore it, I got a compliment on the scent. Yet this new L’Interdit Edition Millesime Eau de Parfum is going to be another fresh and addictive scent that I will be wearing as a signature scent this spring season. It does have a wood base note that makes this scent warm and subtle, with amazing lasting power.
When it comes to hair care, hair & scalp treatments have become my go-to solution for shiny and healthy-looking hair. Most of the time we do neglect to pay attention to our scalp which is not more visible to us. Often, when problems like dandruff arise, we simply look at some special drugstore shampoos while we forget to regulate our approach when it comes to maintaining good scalp health. And many times simple issues like dandruff will clogged hair follicles and will end up in hair loss.
As well as when we notice frizz in our hair we reach out to more intense hair care products like oils and balms. There is always one thing missing in your hair care – to remove product build-up and impurities to reveal you’re natural shine + restore moisture (hair & scalp). Constantly using hair care products and using water in our showers that carry chemicals as chlorine + other substances that add buildup upon our hair and scalp.
Many times you may notice nice healthy-looking hair just by skipping hair care products like oils and other hair balms and treatments will result in hair look less frizzy and dull, ever wondered why? It’s not that you’re using the wrong product, it’s because there is a buildup on your hair and scalp that needs a detoxication.
I do have a couple of approaches to maintain good and healthy-looking hair and scalp. My routine consists of DETOXING only once in two months, deep intense treatment for my hair and scalp once a month and weekly intense masking for my hair + regular use of hair oils to keep my hair end nourished.
Hair & Scalp detoxifying or cleansing treatments, come in different forms like foams, sprays and oils. The mean goal is to detoxify & restore hydration to the hair & scalp. The best way to use a treatment for the hair & scalp is overnight treatments such as oils, serums and leave-in masks. Also to nourish your scalp once a week brings moisture and hydration to maintain good health. There are quite clarifying shampoos available but you may want to limit use since it could be problematic for scalp health.
Here I have few scalp & hair treatments that will guide you to solve the problems.
Best Clarifying Shampoo Alterna Haircare Caviar Anti-Aging Clinical Densifying Shampoo. This is probably the best option when it comes to detoxifying hair and scalp. It’s gentle while adds a nice fullness to the hair. I like to use this once in 2 months because I do have dry hair and scalp, using more than that I find is not suitable for my hair texture.
Best Drugstore OptionOGX this one is probably the best option you can get from the drug store. It’s nice gentle and removes all impurities from hair and scalp.
Best Dry Scalp TreatmentKerastase Initialiste Advanced Scalp & Hair Serum, I love the hair oils and treatments from Kerastase and this scalp serum is definitely one of my favourites. It’s lightweight and doesn’t weigh down the hair at all. I like to use this once a month as an overnight treatment. I do give my scalp a massage with the product and wash it in the morning.
Best Drugstore DandruffShampooVichy Dercos Anti-Dandruff Shampoo. I have used this for the past two years and works like wonders. I have only reached out to it the times I noticed dandruff and wanted an immediate solution.
Best Hair Oil TreatmentMoroccanoil probably one of the products that have saved my hair from dryness + heated products. I have been using this product for more than 15 years now and still one of my favourites to use after I wash my hair. It does come in two different textures light and thick.
Best Hair Treatment + Conditioner for Dry Hair Monat Double Action Hydrating Serum is one of the hair treatments I tried last year and I was shocked at how it transferred my dry hair to healthy-looking hair. You see results once you’re done with the entire treatment. At the same time, Monat Hydrating Conditioner is the only conditioner I find I don’t lose hair when I apply it.
Best Overnight Hair MaskKerastase Nutritive 8H Magic Night Serum is a game-changer to your hair care routine. I have been reaching out to it almost all the time. You wake up to shinier and healthy-looking hair in the morning. They just introduced this formula for blond hair as well.
Best Mask for Oily ScalpMarc Anthony’s Instant Miracle Mask is one of the best hair masks for oily scalp. I have mentioned this many times in my posts. I don’t have an oily scalp but after testing this product I have a good sense it works amazingly on oily scalp. For me, it added an instant volume which was noticeable to me.
Best Dry Scalp TreatmentNioxin Scalp Relief Kit has introduced to me just a couple of weeks ago and it’s probably the best formula out in the market when it comes to dry scalp + hair growth treatment.
Best Dry Shampoo Kerastase Fresh Affair Refreshing Fine Fragrance Dry Shampoo, although dry shampoos are not my thing for fact that I have dry skin (scalp) but time to time when I miss my shower days I do reach out to dry shampoos and this is the best formula I have tried by far. It’s lightweight, feels clean and fresh.