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Caudalie & L’Occitane Gift Sets


As I sit to write this post, Christmas is only 6 days away and my shopping has been completed early for the first time ever — until I realized I still needed stocking stuffers and a few extra hostess gifts. Enter Caudalie and L’Occitane to the rescue with their awesome Gift Sets to save the day … and my sanity.



Clarisonic Mia Fit & Sonic Foundation Brush


There are days when I wrestle with what I want to talk about, and other times it just comes so easy; today’s post falls in the later category. Several weeks ago when this Clarisonic Mia Fit arrived, I immediately jumped all over the Foundation Brush attachment and couldn’t wait to try it and see what all the fuss was about. And because I’m a skincare fiend, I was chomping at the bit to take everything right off by using the included Cleansing Brush. So basically, I spent a few days going back & forth like that and while this was done in the name of proper testing, I confess to having had way too much fun in the process.



Dior Prestige · La Micro-Huile de Rose


I’m one of those; the type that actually loves skincare rituals, finding something soothing and therapeutic in all the layering & slathering — both morning and night. Let’s face it; the better you take care of your skin, the more it will reward you i.e.: your complexion stays healthy and makeup usually applies better as well, but I have another reason for indulging: as I’ve gotten older and pesky lines & wrinkles have made their [unwelcome] appearance, it’s become more about trying as many non-invasive methods to maintain my skin as I can. That’s where La Micro-Huile de Rose from Dior Prestige comes in. A luxury product from a luxury brand, but is it worth the luxury price? Let’s see …




L’Occitane en Provence · Immortelle Divine Collection


I have to confess that my obsession with skincare is basically in a tie with my love of makeup, and L’Occitane is a brand that definitely sits at the top of my favourites list. That said, every product I’ve tried from the Immortelle Divine range has never disappointed, so I was thrilled to hear that the lineup was not only being reformulated for Fall 2017, but that the Youth Oil has been improved with an even higher concentration of the star ingredient, Immortelle. Sweetening the pot even further, are the two new cleansers which been added to the collection — both of which I’ve been using daily and I’m going to call it now: it’s love 💛



Vichy Mineral Masks

Vichy Mineral Masks opener


There’s a childlike joy about getting one’s face dirty with a mud mask, no? But the real payoff comes when you feel your cleansed skin once said goop gets washed off. Unlike back in the day where the only options available were those rather unimpressive-looking noxious & heavy-feeling clay versions, now there are thankfully many more attractive and truly effective options — all tailored to one’s specific needs and skin type, such as these new Mineral Masks from Vichy. Gives new meaning to war paint, wouldn’t you agree?