Before my wedding last year I wanted to get my skin in the best possible condition(I really wanted to spend far too much money and splurge in space NK)) so I
popped into Space NK in Dublin and the lovely sales assistant recommend some
Zelens products and one of the products was.
Triple action eye cream 15ml €81.50
What does it target:
Minimises wrinkles, puffiness, and dark circles
Hyaluronic acid (moisturiser); marine collagen (wrinkle reducer); caffeine (de-puffer)
How does it feel/smell like:
It's a pale white formula that feels more like a gel and applies like a balm with a fresh, barely-there scent.
This eye cream is a gel texture that sits beautiful on the skin. It comes in a little glass jar which I know is not great for hygiene and the freshness of
the product but I personally prefer a jar as I find the packaging with a pump can sometimes be very wasteful because you can't regulate the amount that comes out.
Anyway four months on and my eye cream has just about come to an end. So have I
noticed any difference you may ask?? As for the fine lines around my eyes they
are pretty much the same but to be quite honest I don't think any eye cream on
the market can get rid of crows feet but what I have noticed is that I don't get
milia around my eyes anymore which is fantastic news. So many of the thicker eye
creams I used to use caused milia but the gel ones where just not not nourishing
enough for me. However I found the Zelens eye cream is the perfect mix of the two it's a gel formula but is also really hydrating.
I have very thin skin on my face and have always suffered from burst blood
vessels. For many years I've had a little small under my left eye which my beautician would never touch because it's such a sensitive area but after only four
months of using this cream the redness has totally reduced, which it's just
Needless to say I've already repurchased another one for when this one finishes.
Thank you Zelens!!!
I was passing through the duty free in Dublin a couple of weeks ago and as per usual a purchase was made. This time it was the Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet.
First of all the packaging is the same as the Vitalumiere Aqua small, light and really travel friendly and as with all Chanel foundations it smells amazing, however if your not into heavily scented fragrances you may not like it.
Chanel describes it as " lightweight and oil-free". It has a broad spectrum SPF15 which is great for the winter but in summer you'd still need to use a higher SPF.
It has an incredibly lightweight texture and a velvet finish as the name suggests. It applies to the skin beautifully and has a real silky feel to it. You don't feel like you're wearing foundation and I personally love this. I apply it with my real techniques buffing brush but you can easily just use your hands which works just as good. Just remember to give a good shake before using it.
Chanel call this a long wear foundation and I would have to agree due to the fact that it's oil free but I find that I need to touch up after about 8 hours as with most foundations.
So how does it compare to Vitalumiere Aqua?? Well they are pretty much the same foundation only Perfection Lumiere Velvet is for oiler skins. Personally I prefer Perfection Lumiere Velvet as it lasts much better on my skin but I get oily in my t-zone. If you have drier skin Vitalumiere Aqua would be a better match.
In conclusion I really like this foundation it's a great every day foundation. It comes in 9 shades and is priced at €36.50 in Sephora
We all know how the winter reeks havoc with our skin. All the central heating and generally staying indoors too much.
My skin is very dehydrated all year round but especially in the winter so I have to make a few changes this time of year.
First of all I exfoliate more using acid toners. I really find this makes a real difference to my skin as it removes all the dead skin and also helps my serum to absorb into my skin much better. i love my skincare but I'm quite lazy about it when it comes to masks and things so using an acid toner such as Alpha H liquid gold is a great cheat as it's easy to fit into my routine.
Facial oils are also great in the winter. I sometimes find them a bit much in summer particularly when it's very hot (I live Rome and it gets unbelievably
hot in summer) . You can put them directly on the skin or mix a couple of drops into your moisturiser. The two oils I love are Oskia Restoration Oil or Sarah Chapman Skinesis Overnight Facial.
Another good time saver in the winter is the Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask. I'm not a big fan of the smell as I find it quite overpowering but the product is great. Just pop it on all over the face and go to bed. You can't as for more then that!!
The one thing I do all year round is use a cleansing balm. I'm a dedicated Emma Hardie Amazing Face Morianga Cleansing Balm (A Caroline Hirons inspired purchase!!). It not only cleanses my skin but really nourishes it too. I've tried others but always come back to Emma Hardie!!