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Monday, June 22, 2015

Spring-Summer must-haves #2 : natural/organic sunscreens round-up

Over the past couple of weeks, I've been busy compiling a list of green sunscreens (free of nano-particles) that have fewer chances to be breakout-inducing. While I'm aware that each skin reacts differently, I've noticed that coconut oil - which is very frequent in sunscreen because it naturally contains spf - breaks me out systematically. 
Funny enough Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides doesn't seem to make my skin break out. The difference between coconut oil and Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides is as follows: 
"Caprylic Capric Triglycerides are a specialized esterification of Coconut Oil using just the Caprylic and Capric Fatty Acids, while Fractionated Coconut Oil is a, standard, distillation of Coconut Oil which results in a combination of all of the fatty acids, pulled through the distillation process. (...) Caprylic Capric Triglycerides are an ester and have a very light, silky oil, feel that is not at all greasy / oily feeling on the skin". 
Gressa's foundation serum for instance contains Capriylic/Capric Triglycerides, and it hasn't made my skin breakout. Therefore, I decided to include some products containing Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides. Those will be marked in bold. Also, none of these contain Dimethicone, a silicon which happens to be frequent in tinted creams with spf and beauty balms.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Le green, c'est chic! Kjaer Weis lip tint in "Beloved"

We're only halfway through 2015, but Kjaer Weis released at least 6 different products since the beginning of the year - the latest launches being the Dazzling bronzer, Happy cream blush, and Grace eyeshadow. Before that, Kjaer Weis had also released new foundation colors and three new shades of pink to their lip range, namely Amazed, Rapture and Beloved

Sunday, June 14, 2015

My Signature Spring 2015 look Tag! The tamed 80's look ;)

Another edition of Nath's (aka Beautycalypse) brilliant tag, namely the signature makeup tag.  Her latest look "Life on Mars" is astonishing, so check it out (here). Each time I have a blast preparing this post, - see my previous makeup looks (here) and (here). Since the rules require to use products that have more than 6 months (with the exception of the mascara), I decided to whip out my Jane Iredale Glamour Eye & Lip palette, and play around with it. I decided to name this makeup look the "tamed 80's Flashdance look", because I went for a rather colorful palette of shades, but with a very light hand lol.