Niacinamide and SK2 brightening serums/SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence and SK-II GenOptics Spot Essence

 August 7th, 2017 
Hello readers today I am going to talk about a Japanese skincare brand that everyone who is a skincare enthusiast dream of using at least once in her/his life. I am one of those people so on a trip to Canada 2 years ago I was very happy to find some products of this brand in a duty free at the Toronto airport as this brand is nowhere

My review on Nuxe vitamin-rich detox mask

 August 3rd, 2017 
Hello readers, it is still summer so the usage of a detoxifying/clarifying face mask especially for oily or combination skin like mine can be very lovely. Today I decided to review the vitamin-rich detox mask by Nuxe. I bought this mask a while back already so it is about time I review it.

My review: Becca ever-matte poreless priming perfector

 June 21st, 2017 
Hello readers today I am reviewing the very famous face primer, Becca ever-matte poreless priming perfector. When I bought it almost 2 years ago it was not available in France yet but now you can find it in Sephora France as well. I bought that one in Sephora Canada while I was on a trip there and as you can guess I have had plenty of time to test it out. The heat is crazy in most part of the world right now including Paris so I thought it was a perfect timing to do a review on a product that target oily skin.

This is a primer free of silicone, oil, alcohol and fragrance which is great for sensitive skin and the packaging is nice and easy to use.

Before I do this review I have to tell you that my skin is combination. It is oily on the nose forehead and apple of the cheeck, dry around my mouth and my jaws, very dry around my eyes, normal elsewhere but also dehydrated everywhere. My skin is also very sensitive and reactive to many ingredients. I have some visible pores on the apple of my cheeks and on my forehead. I know that it is a lot but these are true facts of my very complicated skin...

To make sure I was getting the most out of this primer I used different techniques while using it. The first one is to spread the product on my skin with sliding movements, the second is to gently tap/press a small amount of product where needed. I get better result with the second technique.
One thing that really surprised me the first time I used this primer was how thick it is so you really have to manipulate the product with your fingers before you apply it on your skin.
The second thing that surprised me is that it does not disappear on your skin. You can still see some wjitish residue on the skin even if you use just a little bit of product; at least on my dark skin you can see it (I am not sure about lighter skin tones).

What does Becca ever-matte poreless priming perfector promises?
-to control oil for up to 12 hours
-to minimize the appearance of pores
It does control oil and minimize pores for a few hours but certainly not 12, 10, 8 or even 6 hours
-that it can be use before or after foundation
If I apply it on top of the foundation I can see the shine going away but it does make my foundation move plus it leaves some visible whitish residue on my foundation (dark skin), so I prefer to always apply it before my foundation
-to be sweat and humidity resistant
I don’t feel that the effects last that long enough to consider this sweat and humidity resistant.
I have tried many primers and most of them do nothing on my skin or they give an illusion for 30 min. This one is better than most but still I am not impressed especially considering its high price. It is not bad but it is not the most effective primer I have ever bought (see HERE). So no I will not repurchase this one.

I find it very hard to find a great primer for oily skin. Actually I even wonder if it does exist…
 Do you have any favorite? Let me know...


US $36/£28/€34


My review: Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage concealer or how to cover dark spots...

 May 16th, 2017 
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Hello readers, today I decided to talk about the Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer. It is an expensive but amazing makeup product that I bought a while ago but started to use a few months back only.  Although I don’t see many bloggers talking about it, it is a very well-known makeup product by all makeup enthusiasts and professionals for good reasons. I bought it a while


My review: Filorga foam cleanser

 March 17th, 2017 
Hello readers today I am going to review a product I used to use for a while but never got the chance to review until today. I am talking about Filorga foam cleanser which also acts as a makeup remover.

Two cheap shampoos for dry hair, natural hair, relaxed hair.

 March 4th, 2017 
Hello readers, I started my hair journey in 2010; first with my relaxed hair and then with my natural hair. Overall it has been successful. Like many other people I started my hair journey by buying many products; but I quickly found out two shampoos which have been working well for me those past years and I am going to tell you all about it here.
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