Review – Anti-hair loss treatment concentrate by Intragen Cosmetic Trichology

I wanted to make this review a long time ago, but I just finished this treatment in February and I waited until now when I bought a new box so I can have my own detailed photos.

When I review something I like to make my own photos with the product. I bought this hair treatment again about a week ago, from the Cosmetic Beauty Hair exhibition that I’ve been expecting it for a long time.

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First time when I tried this treatment was last year, I guess around this time of year. I was desperate because I’ve tried many products and treatments anti- hair loss and nothing worked permanently.

My first try was the hair treatment from Vichy and all it was good until the vials finished. After 1-2 weeks passed from the treatment the problems returned. It seems like they had an anti-hair loss effect only during the treatment, so I needed to try something else.

Everytime I went to beauty salon I’ve asked my hair stylist what anti-hair loss treatment she can recommend me. So, my next try was L’Oreal Aminexil vials. I can’t say that they didn’t helped, but I only tried 10 vials because they were very expensive and I could find them only in beauty salons so I gave up. My hair strength was improved indeed and I’ve noticed that it really had an anti-hair loss effect but as  I said I couldn’t keep up with the price. 🙂

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So there I was, with enough money spent on hair treatments and no long term effect. I also gave a shot to a more natural home method, that I’ve heard to be working on some girls. It was a hair mask that I’ve made myself in home combining some special gas (  double-refined gas specially used for hair that my mother had a hard time finding it), olive oil mask, Castor oil and one yolk.  This one was a really good solution but I have to admit that I was to lazy to stick with the treatment. I had to keep this mask on my hair for about 45 minutes before washing my hair. I tried it a couple of times and it really worked but when I finished the special gas and my mother could not find me another one, I had to give up the treatment. Continue Reading

Academie Professional Facial Treatments

When was the last time you spoiled your complexion with a professional treatment? If you are treating yourself with a professional facial treatment every month let me congratulate you for taking such a good care of your skin, but are ladies that don’t have the time or the time to go every month to a beauty salon for a professional facial treatment.

Healthy Face Skin

I admit that I would like to spoil myself with different skin treatments every 2 weeks if  would be possible but I try to compensate it with weekly face treatments at home, using pealing, hydrating and anti-aging masks. I try as much as I can to go to the beauty salon for a professional facial treatment with every chance of season.

We all have to be reminded that since autumn came we need to give a different attention and care to our complexion because autumn is the best season for facial treatments when we can prepare our skin for the cold season and also treat the damage done by the hot summer sun.

Today while I was in the beauty salon I talked with my cosmetologist about the Academie Professional Facial Treatments  and which one would be better for my oily skin type. I liked many of them but I can try only one at the time so I’m still thinking what to choose.

Facial Treatment

But let’s imagine for one second that we have an entire day to relax at our favorite beauty salon and spoil ourselves with all the goodies that cosmetics products offers us. Which facial treatment would you choose? What is your type of skin and what do you need the most in this season?

Academie laboratories have developed treatments for every type of skin and every facial problem. I’m going to talk you today only about the facial treatments but Academie also has body treatments  from which you can choose your favorite.

All these professional creams are based on manual massage techniques. They are original and exclusive treatments, effective, that restore the skin well being. The promised results are visible and long lasting. Continue Reading

Review – Orly "Once Upon A Time" collection – Enchanted Forest, Prince Charming and Mirror&Mirror Swatches

When was the last time when you heard the magic words “Once Upon A Time” ? I think it has been a while since somebody had read you a wonderful story and even if some of you ladies read “Once Upon A Time” stories to you children, today let me tell my version of the story.

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“Once Upon A Time”  was a “Prince Charming” who had a magical “Mirror&Mirror”. One day while he was looking in the magical mirror he saw a wonderful princess laying on the ground in an “Enchanted Forest”. The price hurry to see what was wrong with the princess and when he got next to her he saw a “Poisson Apple”. The prince suddenly realized that somebody gave the princess the Poisson Apple to put her into a deep sleep. She was so beautiful that he felt in love with her immediately  and tried to kiss her. While he was kissing the princess “Pixie Dust” fell on them making the princess to wake up. It was love at first sight for both of them and they decided to get married and have a big wedding at the palace. They lived “Happily Ever After” surrounded by many children.

This was my short side of the story for the new Orly collection “Once Upon A Time”. This collection consist of 6 beautiful nail polishes:

  • Prince Charming
  • Enchanted Forest
  • Mirror&Mirror
  • Poisson Apple
  • Pixie Dust
  • Happily Ever After

I know it’s missing the princess but this is the best part because you get to be the princess of this collection and make your own story.

I’m not such a fan of  “Poisson Apple” and I don’t believe in “Happily Ever After” and considering that I’ve never discovered any “Pixie Dust” I decided to try my luck with the other ones. 🙂

The Prince Charming fairy tale and the ugly truth

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So, let’s start with the famous Prince Charming. I admit that he charmed me from the shop and I decided to buy it because it looked so good but once we got home and I put him to the test, he failed. 🙂 I was disappointed of him, because after seeing him on my white skin I realised that he is not so charming anymore and we don’t match. Continue Reading

Chic Giveaway: Comment to win the 155$ La Prairie Anti-Aging Eye Cream SPF 15 – A Cellular Intervention Complex

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Hello Ladies! It is time for another Chic Giveaway. This week I’m throwing in La Prairie Anti-Aging Eye Cream a cellular intervention complex SPF 15 (click to read the Review on this cream)  which is part of the skincare program suggested by La Prairie. The value of this cream is 155$ for a jar of 15 ml.

I’ve been using this cream since last year and I’ve been in love with it ever since. Over the last few months I’ve been buying and testing another products from La Prairie and most of them made me a good impression. I know La Prairie it’s a brand that is kind of in the expensive side, but the results after using their products are also amazing. I’ve made several reviews on the products that I’ve tested (also I bought some of them) from La Prairie and if you are interested you can check them out and let me know what you think.

I know many of you are familiar with La Prairie brand but I don’t know how many of you got the chance to try their products. Today I’m going to start this Giveaway that will make one lucky lady very happy next Monday when I will announce the winner.

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How to win:

It’s very simple!  I’m giving each lady 2 chances to win La Prairie Anti-Aging Eye Cream SPF 15 and you can do both of them for two chances to win.

First Chance

  • Leave a comment at the bottom of this post (please give a valid email address so I can contact you if you win).
  • Answer these simple questions:
  1. Did you used La Prairie products before? (if yes, name at least one)
  2. Do you think La Prairie Anti-Aging Eye Cream SPF 15 is perfect for what your eye area needs right now?

Second Chance

  • Follow me on Twitter and retweet the following message: RT @ChicProfile: RT Chic Giveaway: Comment to win the 155$ La Prairie Anti-Aging Eye Cream SPF 15 – http://bit.ly/mN0jq

I will pick the winner randomly  from the people who enter by 11:59 PM CET on Sunday, 27 September. Good luck ladies!

Update 28.09.2009

Thank you all, ladies for your comments and participation on my Giveaway. The winner is Kelly. Congrats and I wait your details on email.

Review – La Prairie Anti-Aging Complex – A Cellular Intervention Cream

Since I’ve start using La Prairie Anti-Aging eye cream a cellular intervention complex SPF 15 ( last year in December) and I was so pleased with its amazing results I kept thinking it would be great to have also the face cream and complete the Cellular intervention cream pack.

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I’m under 30 and I’m more than pleased with the way that my skin looks like,  I don’t have wrinkles (only the expression ones), my is firm and healthy and I don’t see yet signs of aging that already appeared to some girls of my age. I can’t say that I using creams and moisturizers since 16 , I even remember my mother saying to me that I should start using some gentle face creams or lotions but I didn’t listen to her until 19-20 years. I didn’t even use makeup back then ( maybe only mascara and lipgloss) and I had a very simple cleansing routine. After my 20 years birthday I kind of start developing a complete cleansing and hydration routine to which I added new steps and products along the years. Continue Reading

Review – La Prairie Cellular Eye Contour Cream (24 Hour Age Fighting Eye Care)

Hello ladies ! Today I will review the Cellular Eye Contour Cream by La Prairie.  As you already may have read from the title this is a 24 hour age fighting eye cream, so don’t confuse this one with an anti-aging eye cream. If you are looking for an eye cream that will help you protect your eye area against the sign of aging you can try La Prairie Anti – Aging eye cream a cellular intervention complex SPF 15.

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I wanted to finish the sample before I could make a complete review about this cream. Yes, as you may see from the photos it’s a 3 ml sample that I got from Sephora together with the other two samples eye creams from La Prairie

  1. Age Management Eye Repair (read the complete review)
  2. Cellular Radiance Eye Cream – Restorative Eye Therapy

Being a 3 ml sample it last me about 2 weeks ( I apply it day and night) and I can’t complain cause it’s more than other samples usually last. We all have delicate skin around the eyes so we need to use an extremely light and gentle eye cream like this.

THE GOOD NEWS:

  • The first one is that it helped me maintain my skin moisture level and it also prevented lines from morning.
  • If you decide to use foundation, you should apply the Cellular Eye Contour Cream first on your eye area. I’ve tried this one morning and it came up as a great idea because this eye cream is also an ideal base for make-up. My skin felt hydrated and moisturized under the foundation and even after I removed my make-up.
  • If your skin eye area is usually dry the Cellular Eye Contour Cream will correct dryness and will also inhibits dehydration. With only one application in the morning you won’t have to worry about the dryness all day long.
  • After I first applied this cream my skin became softer and smoother. It has a creamy but light texture and you need only very little little amount of product to apply around your eye.
  • You can start using this cream at any age because it’s not an anti-aging or anti-wrinkle eye cream with strong effects on your skin.
  • I’m sure that the 15 ml jar will last you a few good months, but is better first to ask for a tester in Sephora and try to see the effects on your skin before you decide to buy it.
  • It also improves the appearance by firming and minimizing fine lines, guarding against puffiness (but once they start appearing you need a stronger cream). Continue Reading

Day Smoke makeup inspired by Too Faced Smoky eye palette

Do you remember the Smoky Eye palette by Too Faced that I reviewed few days ago? I promised that I would come back with a makeup inspired by this  palette, so you can see in the photos below what I’ve came up with.

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This look is called Day Smoke and is one of the three makeup looks proposed by the makeup artists of Too Faced. Inside this palette are 3 cards with makeup tips to help you obtain the best smoky eye look.

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I chose the Day Smoke makeup today because I had to go for the second day at Cosmetic Beauty Hair  – international exhibition of products and equipment for cosmetology, body care and hairdressing – and I wanted something chic and classy, wearable in the day time but also with some mystery inside.

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I usually use lots of brown and bronzy shades in my makeup and these are some beautiful colors. They are very easy to apply on the lid and above the crease. I didn’t use the 2 double-sided brush/sponge applicators because I preferred to use my own makeup brushes, which I’m use to. Continue Reading

Autumn came! How do you treat our skin?

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Autumn comes with the sad feeling that sunny days are ending, with lovely memories from vacation but also with concerns about our skin.

Now it’s a good time to repair the damaged caused by the hot summer sun. Dehydration, skin deterioration, visible wrinkles, lack of shine, pigmentation spots due to sun burns, exfoliated and irritated skin, broken capillaries, are some of the symptoms that we are feeling in this period, that’s why our skin needs a gentle approach, special care different from the one in the summer and treating these problems.

  • For the beginning, exfoliation will help the skin to get rid of the dead cells, to facilitate the hydration and nourishment of the skin. Also, exfoliation will stimulate the production of new collagen, contributing to regeneration and cell renewal. It’s recommended an enzyme based product for sensitive skin, or predisposed to acne and a mechanical exfoliation, with products that contain granules, for dry or normal skin.

Exfoliation

Other professional exfoliating procedures are recommended in October, when sun looses its intensity and doesn’t cause other damage.

  • The next step after the exfoliation is hydration and nutrition. After a summer with a very hot sun, when skin looses very much water, is necessary balancing the  hydration. Is recommended the use of hydrating masks once or twice a week. If your skin is dry you should be using buttery creams, based on oil and water, and if is oily, gel products or with light texture, like oil free type are the best.

Cosmetics treatments with concentrated serums and emulsions which contains vitamins and antioxidants that improve skin condition and reduce the harmful effects of the sun, are necessary. Continue Reading