Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Micellaire solution – tested and scores revealed

Micellaire solution – tested and scores revealed

It’s been a while but as promised in my previous blog ‘My beauty secret - micellaire solution’ (see May blogs) a few weeks ago, I tested a number of micellaire solutions that are available on the market. To quickly remind you, micellaire solution is a calming cleansing solution that works perfectly on sensitive skin. It soothes irritated and fragile skin, cleanses face, eyes and lips thoroughly without rubbing, and rinsing is not required. It usually removes water-resistant make-up, too.

Sensibio H2O by Bioderma is probably the most popular and ‘prescribed’ solution for sensitive skin. I heard make-up artists and beauticians raving about this product but is it actually worth all the attention? On the Bioderma website I read ‘at the cutting edge of innovation, …, the micelles contained in its formula effectively micro-emulsify impurities while maintaining the skin’s balance (soap-free, physiological pH).’ It all sounds so scientific but my verdict is: overpriced (£11 - £13 per 250ml). I have not noticed too much difference while using this product comparing to other micellaire solutions but the price. My score: 6.

Micellar Cleansing Water with 3 Roses by Nuxe is less popular here in the UK and effectively harder to find on the High Street. Its fresh texture and Floral Water fragrance with 3 Roses (Red, Black and White) soothes and softens your skin, and removes all traces of make-up from your face leaving it perfectly cleansed, toned and refreshed. Rose Water tones and Green Tea Extract has anti-oxidizing properties. My verdict: great investment for the wellbeing of your skin! My score: 9, since can’t be found on a High Street but you can find it on the Internet.

Remember, cleanse, tone and moisturise, especially during the hot days in summer.

Stay beautiful!

Mags xx

June 29, 2010

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

The Perfect Scent - the results!!!

The Perfect Scent - the results!!

The results are in...they have been counted and verified...and we can reveal that the winner of the wedding scent for Stace's wedding 2010 is...(drum roll)

Marc Jacobs 'Daisy'.

How did you arrive at this winner I hear you cry...
There are so many perfumes on the market these days, it is a complete mind field. The spec was simple, something light and fruity for the Mediterranean wedding.
With so many heavy scents on the market it was easy to eliminate many of the popular perfumes (Chanel no 5, Estee Lauder Sensuous...)

Daisy had the right mixture of taking me back to my youth, to a time when I was carefree mixed with my adult self who now has responsibilities. It has elements of playfulness and seriousness all packaged in one adorable bottle.
The fruity scents are perfect for the summer wedding, but the underlying musk lingers into the warm, close evenings.

The final decider was the beautiful daisy delicately positioned on top of the bottle. My soon to husband and I wasted many a Saturday afternoon picnicking and making daisy chains. And what is even better, the travel version I purchased, fits neatly in my wedding handbag, and can travel in hand luggage with no risk of losing it along the way. I think I have fallen in love...with a scent...
Stay and smell beautiful.

Stace x

16th June 2010