TRESemmé Split Remedy Product Review

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Recently I had a chance to try out a few TREsemme Split Remedy products. This particular line is focused on repairing those pesky split ends. To be honest, I am extremely lazy when it comes to hair maintenance.  Aside from the usual shampoo,condition, rinse, and towel dry, I don't really do anything else to my hair. The whole idea of serums, deep conditioners, and styling products are all new to me.  Thus, I was ecstatic to find out that there are products out there dedicated to fixing split ends without breaking my wallet.

The first product I immediately tried was the Split End Sealing Serum.  It is a clear gel serum designed to bind split ends and keep hair looking healthy.  The serum is light weight and leaves my hair nice and silky.  I'm also fond of its lovely fragrance.

Chanel Fall 2012 Collection Swatches and Review Part I

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The weather has been rather strange in CA lately with the chilly wind in the middle of June.  In any case, I personally am not ready for fall weather nor the season.  However for those of you who love Fall, you'd be glad to know Chanel's Fall 2012 Collection is now available at Nordstrom.  I found some time to check out the items in person.  This collection has a huge offering of products ranging from eyeshadows to lip glosses. I have broken the swatches and review into 2 parts in order to fully cover everything. Let's get to it shall we?

Lip products:

Chanel Fall 2012 Collection Sneak Peek...

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Chanel's 2012 Fall Collection is slowly making its way into stores nationwide. It is not yet available on Chanel's website but I anticipate it will be fairly soon.  Swatches and review of the entire collection coming soon....

La Mer The Radian Infusion Review

Sunday, June 24, 2012

La Mer The Radiant Infusion is one of the many skincare products offered by La Mer. For $95USD, you will get 4.2oz of product in a nice tall pump bottle.

I am surprised that for such a luxury brand, the Radiant Infusion bottle is made out of light green plastic instead of a heavy glass bottle.  On the other hand, this makes it much lighter and easier to bring on a trip without weighing a ton.

I purchased this from the La Mer website a while back. I think it was $75USD at the time so prices have gone up since.  La Mer claims this will deliver "radiance, clarity, pore-minimizing and tone on demand".  The Radiant Infusion also has La Mer's exclusive Deconstructed Waters.  I don't think this product has the famous seaweed extract that is included in Creme de La Mer.

The Radiant Infusion has a watery, gel-like texture. It takes two small pumps to cover my entire face.  The product has a strong seaweed + lime fragrance that slightly lingers after application.  Despite claiming to minimize pores and refine the skin's appearance, I found it to be quite the opposite.  When using the Radiant Infusion, I find it slightly sticky on my face.  I don't think this hydrates my skin or even out the skin tone.  In fact, I break out every time I use this product.  I wish I can find the ingredients list that came with the box to figure out what's causing all the little bumps.

Overall, I do not recommend La Mer's Radiant Infusion.  This may be hydrating for those in extremely hot/humid weather, who prefer light gels over heavy creamy moisturizers. Unfortunately this product simply did not work for me.  No matter how many times I try to use it, I always end up with little bumps all over my face and neck.  I also did not find any positive changes to my skin in terms of pore minimizing, toning, or hydration as promised. At $95USD, you can surely find a hydrating mist or gel moisturizer at a much lower price point.

Bottom Line: Save yourself a pretty penny and skip this product.  Despite all the promises, the Radiant Infusion is surely not a miracle product.

Have you tried this product? What are your thoughts?

Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Natural and Intense Lipstick Swatches

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Make Up For Ever recently launched 2 new lines of lipsticks called Rouge Artist Intense and Rouge Artist Natural.  Each lipstick costs $19USD and can be purchased at Sephora.  I got a chance to try out 4 new shades from Sephora's free sample packet.

Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Ecailles and Obsidian Grey Swatches and Review

Monday, June 11, 2012

Armani Eyes To Kill Intense Eyeshadow has been very popular with beauty lovers worldwide.  The Bronze 2012 Collection has 4 brand new shades called Obsidian Black (20), Obsidian Grey (21), Ecailles (22), and Madre Perla (23). I have always been interested in ETK eyeshadows but never got around to purchasing them. Now that I have finally tried out this ridiculously awesome formula, I'm kicking myself for not picking them up a lot sooner!

Chanel Sourire, Style, Effronte Rouge Coco Shine Swatches

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Chanel recently launched 3 new Rouge Coco Shine lipsticks along with 3 Rouge Coco lipstick shades. Each of the lipsticks cost $32.50 and all 6 shades are available online.