Review – La Prairie Age Management Eye Repair

Hello ladies, as you may know by know, I’m a fan of La Prairie products and today I will  review The Age Management Eye Repair cream. In the last couple of months I’ve been testing three eye-creams from La Prairie

  1. Age Management Eye Repair
  2. Cellular Radiance Eye Cream – Restorative Eye Therapy
  3. Cellular Eye Contour Cream – 24 Hour Age Fighting Eye Care

they are all great products with visible effects within days. I hope that in the next few days I will review the other two creams and tell you my impressions about their wonderful effects.

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Now, let’s talk about our first cream La Prairie Age Management Eye Repair that I’ve been using for more than 2 weeks. About 2 months ago when I stopped by Sephora to check out the prices on La Prairie products – because my Prairie anti-aging eye cream a cellular intervention complex SPF 15 was coming to an end – I was engaged in a conversation by the Sephora seller that asked me if she can help me in some way. She wanted to know if I’m familiar with La Prairie products and after noticing that I’ve been using them for quite a while and I know very well what I’m looking for and I’m now interested in testing other creams she offered me 3 samples of those 3 creams that I’ve just told you about.

FIRST: THE GOOD NEWS

  • Being a sample of 2 ml I didn’t expect to last longer than a few days, but again this company surprised me in a pleasant way. This little sample last me about 2 and half weeks, and trust me I’ve been using it 2 times a day (morning and evening). So, first of all I know that La Prairie has some high prices but they are explained. Their products last much longer than others, you only need to apply a very small amount of product and you will see it’s ok. When you are using it for the first time, the pump should be depressed several time in order to be activated. Be careful not to press the pump to hard, but if you do it’s ok cause the amount of product will be enough for both eye’s areas, so you just make sure to divide that amount in two before applying it on your orbital bone. Anyway, for portion control you just have to depress the pump halfway.
  • The original tube has 15ml of product so I think it will be enough for about 5-6 months. I was previously using La Prairie Anti-Aging eye cream a cellular intervention complex SPF 15, which is also a great eye cream (I’ve already bought it again) and has the same amount of 15 ml that last me about 6months.
  • The packaging. Usually companies don’t give to much importance to samples packaging, but as you can see from the photo the tube is very chic and classy. I also like that it’s transparent so I can see the amount of product that remains inside and I found very stylish its silver cap. The box is also silver but very shining, like all La Prairie products ( I had a hard time making photos because  the box it’s almost like a mirror and every object is reflected in it). Being so small it fits perfectly in any bag (especially the small ones) and you can take it with you anywhere. I think it’s also ideal to take it with you when you go to trips leaving your 15 ml eye cream at home (to bad I’ve already finished it ). Continue Reading

Chic’s favorite articles of the week 7 -13.09.2009

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Hello Ladies! How is your Monday coming up? I hope this week will be great for all of us.

  • Find out if  Clarins Wonder Perfect Mascara Is almost Perfect by checking out Karen’s beauty blog
  • Marina from Ladies-Beauty took a sneak peak into Cosmopolitan articles so she can reveal to us the secrets of How To Stay Gorgeous at Your Age
  • If you want to know How To Get Young, Healthy Skin make sure to visit Bailey from Makeover Momma’s blog because she’s got ready for you an interesting Interview with sun damage and skin cancer specialist
  • If pink and black are your favorite colors, Giorgia from beautifulwithbrains has the perfect makeup look for you. Check out her photos and learn how to do a makeup look based on black and pink.

Chic Giveaway: One Essence Volume Power Boost Mascara (special edition) and 3 Essence Lash&Brown gel mascaras

Hello ladies and welcome to ChicProfile first Giveaway!

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About Essence:

I don’t know if you are familiar with Essence products because their stores can only be found in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. I didn’t knew about their products until I took a trip in Germany about 2 years ago and visit their stand in a beauty shop. I remember that I’ve bought then a lots of products from Essence, from mascaras to lipglosses and eyeshadows. Their prices are very affordable to anyone and the quality is also good, so everytime I go to Germany I make sure to check their new products (I’m reading about the new stuff on their website) and always bring home with me enough makeup products to last me until the next trip. I love the Essence lipgloss  (  in strawberry), smells good (even tastes good) it’s shimmery with a light texture (non-sticky) and hydrating in the same time.

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The products:

Lash&Brown gel mascara is a 2 in 1 transparent mascara that cares for your eyebrows and eyelashes in the same time, giving them a perfect finish. If you have unruly eyebrows you can wave them goodbye because Lash&Brown gel mascara will style your eyebrows. The tube contains 9 ml of gel (more than other brands offers) enough to last you a  couple of months.

I have my own Essence transparent gel and I apply one coat on my eyelashes ( you can apply 2 coats if it’s needed) and after I apply 2 coats of my black mascara. Continue Reading

Declare war to acne with Avon, Clinique, Vichy, Garnier, Boots and Maybelline products

We all have those days when we woke up in the morning we look in the mirror and we discover a fresh new pimple. These situations don’t happened to me very often, but when they do they kind of kill my day. For these kind of problems and even for others acne problems more severe I found a strategy. Out there are products designed to help us defeat the acne problems, we just need to look for the good ones.

The other day I was reading a post about How to Treat Post-Acne Scarring and I decided to develop this idea and talk to you about all the products that I have tried concerning this problems. Let me know in your comments if you have any other ideas about products that can help us fight the acne and their scars and even those red spots or pimples.

Avon Solutions Plus Pure Pore - Fection Self - Foaming Cleanser

If we just keep some rules in mind and follow them we can diminish the apparition of pimples and win the war against acne. So here are some steps that helped me in those situations and I hope to be helpful for you too.

  • Don’t sleep with your makeup on! It’s essential that your skin is perfectly clean during the night. You can use a makeup remover product that also has antibacterial action, morning and evening.

My recommendation: Try the Solutions Plus Pure Pore – Fection Self – Foaming Cleanser from Avon ( 150 ml) with bamboos and bisabolol extracts. It’s an oil-free product that will give you a tingly clean feeling. Cleanses deep down to remove dirt and make-up, leaving skin feeling refreshed and energised.

  • Clean the pores! For this you will need a mask specially created to reduce and prevent the apparition of pimples and dark spots.

My recommendation: Use twice a week, Clinique Oil-Control Cleansing Mask (19,50 $ for 100 ml), the new acne solution. This clay-based mask will help heal your blemishes, prevent breakouts and also will keep your skin shine-free. This is a good mask to use even for those ladies who don’t have acne problems but have an oily skin like mine, because its medicated formula gives your skin a deep clean, unclog  pores and rid skin of excess oil. Anyway it’s a mask designed for all skin types so it can’t have undesirable effects on your skin. All the process takes me about 7 minutes, while I apply the mask evenly on my face ( avoiding the eye area), then I wait 5 minutes and after I rinse off thoroughly with warm water. My skin feels smoother and clearer after this. I also like it because it has an oil-free formula and it won’t irritate my skin.

Clinique Oil-Control Cleansing Mask

Another great facial mask that I love and I’m currently using is Clinique Turnaround – 15 Minute Facial mask, and you can check out my review for more details. Continue Reading

Chic Preview – Urban Decay – Book of Shadows vol II – Holiday 2009

Ladies get ready for Urban Decay Book of Shadows vol II – Holiday 2009. After their success in 2008 with the first Book of Shadows, Urban Decay is launching another collection of their greatest hits.

I find the design very interesting and fashionable. We get to try new eyeshadows and discover the two secret doors.

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Sixteen seems to be the number of shades required for a seasoned beauty fanatic to feel like a kid in a candy store, so they filled our vanity with:

7 NEW Shades, that are available only in this kit:

  1. AC/DC (dark purple)
  2. Nylon (brown sparkle)
  3. Mushroom (gunmetal w/taupe shift)
  4. Sphynx (pink w/glitter)
  5. Jinx (bright blue)
  6. Homegrown (bright green)
  7. Misdemeanor (dark teal)

Our Favorite from 2008’s Book of Shadows:

  1. Perversion (matte black)

8 BEST-selling shadows:

  1. Sellout
  2. Gunmetal
  3. Ecstasy
  4. Midnight Cowboy Rides Again
  5. Twice Baked
  6. Half Baked
  7. Flipside
  8. YDK

A must-have travel size 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils in best-sellers:

  1. Zero
  2. Bourbon

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Beauty Show – Fall 2009 – Sexy Eyes (part 3)

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It’s a colorful Autumn, so you can satisfy all your fantasies in terms of eye makeup – from the thinnest eye contour or a more intense one with black eyeliner, tot the tinted eyelids or in “naughty” colors.

Mascara Burjois Coup de Theatre 2 in 1 Violet Tip: A very sensual trend of this season is the makeup “tone on tone”. For example, they eyelids painted in beige or brown shades must be assorted with a blush also brown and lips of beige or nude colors.

Here are my recommendations, about some of them you can read more on Karen’s blog, because she already review some of them.

Estee Lauder Limited Edition Signature Eyeshadow Quad – Rose Amethyst – 35$

Lancome Declaring Indigo Ink Artliner – 24$

Chanel Venice Eye Gloss Luminous Cream Quadra Eye Shadow – 65$

Sephora Doe Eyed Felt Eye Liner

Mascara Bourjois Coup de Theatre 2 in 1 Violet – 21$

Corector Maybelline Affinitone Concealer

Rimmel Color Rush Special Effects Mono Eyeshadow – After Dark – 5.75$

Review -Too Faced – Smoky eye – Palette

Yesterday I stopped by Sephora and took a look to those new fall 2009 collections. I promised myself before entering the shop that it will only be a short visit, cause I knew that if stayed there more than 10 minutes I would empty my credit card.

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So, in my short visit to Sephora I stopped by Too Faced stand and took a look to the Natural Eye Palette that Karen from makeupandbeautyblog reviewed last moth. I liked the colors a lot, in the fall I use lots of light browns, bronze and dark browns colors, but I’ve decided to choose the Smoky Eye palette and try a different makeup style this autumn. This palette contains lots of vibrant colors and especially a beautiful dark green and blue. I admit that it has been years since I’ve used green and blue shades but as I said I want to make a change in my makeup style and also I was interested on the smoky eye color combination between green and blue.

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Chic style – Bracelets

eva-longoria-vita-bracelets It’s rule: This fall is trendy to wear “a lot” and “big” if we are talking about bracelets.

Tip: For the most elegant outfits that contain jacket, opt for bulky plastic bracelets – a cheerful note for the  whole serious outfit. If your arms are  naked, do not hesitate to wear several thin bracelets.

The other days while I was in the Mall I visit some shops and see very nice cheerful bracelets. Some of them were big but elegant and classy in the same time, others were thin, very colored and cheerful.

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