Hit or Miss? Caudalie Favorites Set

 

Hi guys! What’s going on friends? So, if you read last week’s post, you’ll know about my new obsession in skincare by Caudalie and how much I’m loving the skincare products.

It’s going to be a little review on the skincare products that I’ve been using lately and it’s got to be the Caudalie Favorites Set. I really like that they have very much all the products which I wanted to try out and there have been a lot of requests for a review on some of the products from this set.

So, I’m going to go ahead with the review right now.

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This set comes in a good size travel bag which I really appreciate. I like that the material is made of part cloth and the front a transparent plastic for easy view.

Premier Cru The Eye Cream – for all skin types

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On the website, it says – this sumptuous eye cream reduces the signs of aging related to the eye contour: dark circles, puffiness, drooping eyelids, shadowy areas. Apply morning and evening, a twice daily ritual for best results.

I’m quite impressed with the texture, it’s creamy and luxurious. This tinted tan color cream goes on smoothly without leaving any white cast or stickiness whatsoever.

It’s been a week since I tried it and I haven’t noticed anything substantial. I don’t find that it helped at all with dark circles or puffiness. The only good side I noticed is an immediate radiance effect on my skin and that it works well under makeup.

Frankly, I’m so glad that I got it in sample size before I decided to plunge in the splurge. Given the price in full size bottle is $99 (CAD$110) at Sephora, I honestly don’t think it’s worth the hefty price tag. It’s an okay eye cream but don’t expect it to knock your socks off kind of eye cream.

Instant Detox Mask – to tighten pores 

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I get a lot of requests to do this review. So, I’m going to jump right in.

Although I’m a fan of Caudalie, this is my first experience with their masks and I’m well impressed. The full size tube is 75 ml and retails for CAD$47 and it’s Made in France. 0% animal ingredients and paraben free.

This mask comes packaged in a beautiful sleek squeeze tube. They claim that Instant Detox Mask is designed to eliminate impurities and toxins to tighten pores and renew skin texture. Recommended use is 5-10 minutes and rinse, 2x per week. Main ingredients are pink clay, grape marc and coffee.

My thoughts after one week of testing it. I do think to see long-term results one needs to put skincare products to the test for an extended period of time, but in the one week that I’ve tested it, I can say that after each use, you can definitely feel a difference in skin texture and overall feel.

This is a traditional clay mud masks that draw impurities, oils and tighten pores. It comes in a pink clay color that will dry and tighten after you applied it. As it dries, I can feel my skin tightening and you can see tiny dark spots where it’s drawing out oils from your pores. It’s non-irritating and leaves the skin feeling super clean. If you have dry skin like me, then you may want to leave this on for a shorter period of time or just use this on spots.

My verdict: The Instant Detox Mask is something I think will be extremely popular, especially for those with oily skin, it’s potent but still very gentle on the skin and won’t irritate or sting like some other lines will.

Beauty Elixir – for smoothing & glowing complexion

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Let’s talk about this Beauty Elixir shall we and take a moment to enjoy this awesomeness! Yes, it’s my first experience trying out this product so you can tell how excited I was when I did the test run last week.

Here’s what I think.

I’ve heard so many hype on the internet awhile ago and have always wanted to try for myself and see what the raves were all about. So, when I saw this is in the Caudalie Favorites Set I was over the moon.

Could you  just imagine misting your face with the refreshing Beauty Elixir on a hot summer day… What a relief that would be, right?

Let me tell you. It feels refreshing and awesome! The mist is very fine and not squirty at all, the frosted glass packaging looks beautiful on my vanity, and it does feel cooling on the skin for the 3 seconds before it dries. I love the amazing scents. I’m in heaven.

Micellar Cleansing Water – 3 in 1 remove makeup, cleanse and tone 

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Caudalie Make-Up Remover Cleansing Water is a soap-free water that removes makeup while cleansing and toning the your skin. I really like the scents – it has a slight orange, lemon and minty scents which I can’t really describe but it does smells amazing.

It removes eye makeup very easily. You don’t have to rub it hard, just leave the cotton pad on your eyes for a few seconds and then gently wipe it off. Won’t cause eye irritation and tugging. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3. I know that I’ll be reaching for this from now on and will repurchase in a full size bottle once I go through this one.

Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet – to quench and smooth skin 

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Last but not least is the moisturizing sorbet cream. The product itself is a white color cream, which has the perfect texture and consistency. It’s neither runny like a lotion; nor is it very thick to mimic a balm. The moisturizer is extremely light weight, with a nice creamy texture, I would say it feels more or less like a mousse with primer. It’s cooling and not sticky at. I love the smell of what they characterize it as “cut grass”.  Smells so fresh and calming.

This is a perfect cream for dry skin to combination skin typed people. Since I’m in the dry combination category I see myself reaching for it. At present. I’m mainly using it in the morning instead of putting loads of moisturizer. This moisturizer may seem light weight at first sight but it really gets the work of hydration done perfectly. I’m in love!

I truly think this is one of the best yet.  If you’re a total skincare product junkie, new starter to skincare or product tester, you know you don’t really need a bunch of full size skincares … let’s face it, you just won’t use them up. Here you get a nice sampling of products that are still generously sized. Good job, Caudalie! For $39 it’s a super deal.

That rounds up my latest testing of skincare by Caudalie. I hope you enjoyed and if you’re on the hunt for a good skincare, I hope this review helps.

Any favorite you’ve tried? Comment below.

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BH Cosmetics Best Deals in Beauty

 

Hey guys! Why is that when you try to restrain yourself, life decides to place temptation in your way? Recently, my deal fairies brought to my attention that BH Cosmetics is having another of their super deals for products on orders $25+, I’ll show you the freebies I got as you scroll down. Technically, I was on a self-imposing ban but how can you ignore deals like that. I’m just human!

Here’s what I bought:

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I got:

Total: $32.48 + shipping $11.31 – $4.99 (double deal) = US$38.80 

Freebies:

I paid only $38.80 for all these goodies. I’m a happy girl!

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I want to start my post by sharing this:

It’s a new products that’ll make you scream, “Take my money!” (Apologies in advance to your bank account.)

So yes, for my first purchase, I knew I wanted to try this ever since I missed on Carli’s first Eyeshadow Palette and for $19.50 I’m down with it.

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I know, I know, ANOTHER Palette I can hear you say. I’ve a sickness I think but just look at this beauty.

This is a stunning palette which I’ve really obsessed with recently. I’ve already did a first impression for you guys in my previous post. So, Check out for full reviews of this palette which I’ll link it here.

The purple shadow in the middle is a worthy color from this palette. I’ve been digging in to it ever since I got it. Just swipe it on with an eyeliner brush, dab on a little bit of finishing powder to keep the color in place, and go.

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My second pick is the Studio Pro Total Coverage Concealer in the shade 106 for Light to Medium and with yellow undertones. Available in 15 pale-to-dark shades, in addition to 3 color correctors in pink, yellow, and peach to accommodate all skin tones.

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I’m pretty thrilled to have this in my makeup bag. I’ve heard many good things about it. From the color swatch which I just did, I could see myself wearing it often or my go-to on days when I’m feeling a little experimental—all at a very forgiving price point.

I’ll keep you updated of any new development after I’ve give it a proper test run.

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The third item I picked is an Eye Curler. Nothing really romantic or fancy about it. It’s just an eye curler but I used it quite religiously. The hot pink color grips scream spring. I really like the girly color. It’s so cute!

For a price you can’t beat, I think this is a great eyelash curler and I know for sure that I’ll use it again and again.

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I’m very happy to get this eye lash curler. I’ve small eyes and it fits my lash line perfectly. I appreciate the soft and comfort grips.

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Last but not least is Brush #19 which I’ve been wanting to get but didn’t have the reason to, if that make any sense. But since I’ve been reaching out back to gel eyeliner, this brush comes at perfect timing. This short, firm brush allows for controlled and for extremely precise eyeliner application.

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Now onto the freebies. With any purchase of $25+ you got three FREE items I mentioned above and again on closed up.

This is my 3rd Liquid Eyeliner from this brand. I went through a lot of liquid eyeliners and I couldn’t be more happy to get it for free. Seriously. I can’t say enough good things about this liner. It’s long lasting, smudge-proof and gives you a bold and dramatic look in just one stroke. I absolutely love this eyeliner.

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This is another freebie I got and it’s their NEW Foil Eyes To Go 6-Color Eyeshadow Palette . Available in five different mini 6-color mixes palettes. I’ve a collection of three other palettes from this line and so happy to add this to my vanity.

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Yes, I’m a sucker for eyeshadows! And when it’s free, I’ll take it. The neutral colors look like they can be pigmented or sheered out so I’m really excited to try it out. I’ll do a separate post review and color swatches on all the palettes from this collection. So , don’t forget to stay tuned!

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The freebies never stop! I’m not complaining either when I received a nice travel Eye Essentials To Go – 4 pieces brush set in my package. It comes with four eye brushes with a good size handle.

Since this is a freebie, you might not find this particular set online but they’re the option of 7 pieces and 3 pieces brush to choose from at a very low price.

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Definitely a nice set to have for short trips. Your eye essential includes a blending brush, eye shader brush,  tapered brush and fine liner brush. With summer approaching and several plans to go travelling, I can’t wait to bring this with me in my makeup travel bag.

I’ve very good experience when shopping online. I loved how easy it was to purchase, pay, and I loved their selection. They had makeup, skincare, hair, tools…

Overall, I love shopping online at bhcosmetics.com because they always have special promo and offer great discounts. All their products are cruelty free in case you’re curious to know. So what are you waiting for, head over to their website and see for yourself. They’re running another special deals as I speak.

What other new products do you want me to review next? Comment below.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog. I hope to see you soon on my next post. Bye!

Sharon xoxo

 

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