I’ve been really busy at work recently and finally this weekend I got a chance to relax. I’m not much of a home person, but I was pretty happy doing domestic chores today! Not to mention the weather was beautiful, a bit cold, but really bright and sunny without a cloud in sight. The morning started with my usual breakfast these days which includes a low calorie yoghurt (Source or Iogo are my favs). I add some blueberries (or raspberries sometimes) and mix a variety of organic cereal all together. Typically on weekdays, I don’t have time to drink my smoothie, and opt for my coffee, but this morning I made some fresh strawberry+raspberry+blueberry+yoghurt smoothie. The good thing about these is that I make a batch and just freeze the servings.
Boo is here too joining us for breakfast 😀
I was requested to model my Louis Vuitton Petit Soupçon Cat Eye Sunnies for someone who was looking into purchasing a pair for herself. So here it is, moi at home… Sorry I’m not really dressed to go out… but it’s the weekend! I don’t like to get too fancy if I’m not going anywhere special. So please excuse the indecent bra straps and all…
Ok now I showered and more ready to go out (it’s like 2PM hahaha), but I forgot to put back on my Cartier Amulette necklace cuz I don’t wear it pendant que je fais la douche…
Anyhow references for outfit are:
LV Soupçon sunnies
Anzie topaz earrings
Helmut Lang moleskin coat
Cartier Love + Sapphire Ring
Hermès Clic Clac bracelet
Prepped skin with Lancôme Énergie de Vie Dullness Relief & Recharge Daily Lotion (discovered this yesterday and was bought into the “exclusive to Sephora” from Asia line… lol see below for details)
La Prairie Cellular Emulsion Matte Pore Minimizer Moisturizer
Hourglass Veil Foundation – No.1 Ivory (got this as a sample cuz I need a moisturizing foundation rather than my usual for oily/combo skin and it’s the 2nd lightest in the range, but still too dark on me!!!)
Chanel Double Perfection Compact Powder – Vanilla/Lumière 10
Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet – La Favorite 43
Clé de Peau – Beauté Celeste Shimmering Gloss No.2
Ciaté nail polish in Loop the Loop (couldn’t help but also take a pic of my new nails that I got done yesterday which is a new yummy buttery lemon shade)
Yesterday I was playing around at Sephora and managed to get some goodies! I wasn’t really planning on buying anything, but wanted to see if there were any new products to help soothe my skin this season, which has been really irritated, red, flakey, dry, then oily and breaking out! Ugh!!! So upsetting and impossible to control cuz of the near -40C weather where my rosacea AND eczema skin get flared up! So my makeup has been awfully difficult to apply/blend. Hopefully these products will help…
From left to right, top to bottom:
Lancôme Énergie de Vie Dullness Relief & Recharge Daily Lotion and Gel Cream – I don’t know how I feel about this… The first day I tried the lotion, I liked the “thick toner” feel almost like an extra layer of moisturization, but then I noticed a few hours later my cheeks and nose got really red and almost swollen (yeah, think “slapped cheeks” appearance which is often pathognomonic for Parvovirus lol). I tested out again the next day though to confirm if it was an adverse reaction, but then it was fine on the second application and I also added the day cream on top. So I don’t know if my skin settled on its own, or if the day cream was the one that counter-acted against the lotion. Well I just looked up the ingredient gentian extract as I’m blogging now and apparently gentiana lutea has vasodilatory effects and is an alkaloid… That explains it. Definitely not good for my rosacea. Will be return this…
Shu Uemura Anti/Oxi Refining Anti-Dullness Cleansing Oil – Contains green tea to help calm my skin without stripping it of its natural oils. Definitely a keeper and great mini size for the gym!
Guerlain Lingerie de Peau BB Beauty Booster – My 2nd replenishment cuz I love it so much! This BB cream has stronger coverage than others, but still lighter than a foundation. I use it pretty much daily other than weekends (when I use my Chanel Les Beiges which is super sheer and light).
Original Beauty Blender – I’ve been hearing all these raves about this egg shaped sponge to help blend out makeup… I thought I’d try it cuz like I said, my skin has been a real blotchy canvas to apply foundation cuz of the horrible weather. Result? Meh… Nothing too special, other than the horrid price of $26??? Not worth it…
AmorePacific Treatment Enzyme Peel – Lovely! Contains papaya extract, green tea, and lactose to gently slough off dead skin cells and rejuvenate skin without physical abrasives, like traditional exfoliants. I still haven’t figured out the packaging which is my only gripe. It says that on first application, you flip the bottle upside down to prime the pre-filled cup inside for the perfect measurement, so that you don’t end up dumping too much. Ok… does not really work? Every time it dumps out a different amount? So I have to caution everyone to be really careful so that you don’t end up wasting the product which is really powdery and a mess to clean up. You also cannot put it back inside the bottle!
Tip: I mix it with milk so that its natural sugars and lactose boost the actions of the product!
Ciaté Mini Nail Polishes: Iced Frappe is a pretty lilac; Loop the Loop is shown above on me, and Pepperminty is pastel turquoise. This is my first time buying from this brand. I haven’t tried the other two colours yet, but I really liked the smoothness of the application with Loop the Loop. I typically find pastel colours to be difficult to apply cuz it emphasizes all imperfections, so I was quite impressed even while I was playing with them in-store.
Comparison of my previous tube of Guerlain BB on left and new replenishment on right. Notice the differences in labelling. I should mention that my old tube was purchased from USA, whereas the new one is from Canada. The colours are still the same though despite the slightly different names.
^Closeup of the powdered product from AmorePacfic.
This pic below was from another day when I modelled my other relatively new pair of sunglasses from Louis Vuitton called Mimosa. It’s a real classy aviator style that actually works well with my face. See original reveal here.
After a weekend of domestic duties and shopping, there’s nothing like cuddling up with my little baby boy (and his new BB is Boo lol). Thanks for letting me share everyone, stay tuned for some exciting new reveals coming up soon!!!