Friday, July 20, 2012

Winter Skin SOS- Lancome

Introducing my new favourite skincare products- Lancome Genifique Youth Activator and Recharge Yeux Multi-Lift. I must admit is has been a while since I have used any Lancome products. I used their Teint Idole Foundation religiously for many years in my early twenties, but their eye creams where always a mainstay of my beauty routine until in recent years I have brand hopped from Dermalogica to Quinot, and more recently REN. 

In a moment of impulse shopping a few weeks ago I found myself at the Lancome counter at David Jones, and before I knew it I had purchased a Hypnose Mascara- Lancome's #1 selling mascara world wide (I agree with the masses. It's a really good mascara- lots of kohl and a great brush for getting to the base of lashes and into the corners of the eye) and the Recharge Yeux Multi-Lift cream.

The lovely Lancome consultant put a number of samples in bag for me to try, and lucky for me one of the samples was Genifique (great samples size that lasted 7 days). Oh how I love a serum- and this one is an absolute winner. I must admit I was a sceptic, but this serum was the little boost of hydration my dry winter ravaged skin needed. It's hard to put your finger on exactly what this potion does, but my skin feels hydrated, soft and toned. What is not to love about that? 

This started some in depth trials of other serums for comparison- enter Adore Beauty's genius Serum Sampler (check it out here). After trying Ole Henriksen's Truth Serum (very good as well), SK II Facial Treatment Essence and Alpha- H Liquid Gold- I saw myself reaching for my second sample of Genifique. I am officially converted. 

Recharge Yeux Multi-Lift Cream has been a fantastic purchase, the skin around my eyes has taken a beating over the past year, with Baby M being a little slow to sleep through the night! But this eye cream absolutely hydrates, firms and generally works wonders to lift the appearance of the eye area. 

Big Hugs to Lancome xx

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Collette by Collette Dinnigan

Dreaming of the gorgeous Collette Dinnigan gowns in my last post, I have gone in search of some gorgeous Summer dresses that are a little suited to my wardrobe. That is more affordable and more day dress styles, as sadly don't get out as much at night as I used to!

I didn't have to go far when I stumbled across Collette by Collette Dinnigan. Absolutely divine and prices are a few hundred rather than a few thousand.

Here are my favourites- thinking of pre-ordering one on Frockaholics....just have to decide between looks 3,4 and 5 below. Gorgeous. 

Images all from Collette by Collette Dinnigan